Best of our wild blogs: 8 Apr 19

Singapore Raptor Report – February 2019
Singapore Bird Group

Butterfly of the Month - April 2019
Butterflies of Singapore

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Malaysia: Baby orang utan among 9 animals rescued from smugglers

Bernama New Straits Times 7 Apr 19;

MUAR: Region Two marine policemen foiled an attempt to smuggle in nine protected animals, including a baby orang utan, worth RM403,000 in Parit Unas, Parit Jawa last night.

Region Two marine police commander Assistant Commissioner Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said the success was due to the department’s surveillance work at the Parit Unas fishermen’s Jetty.

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Malaysia: Water supply to over one million users affected by ammonia pollution in Sg Sayong resumes

remar nordin The Star 7 Apr 19;

JOHOR BARU: The water supply to more than one million users in parts of Kulai, here and Kota Tinggi is back to full flow on Sunday (April 7).

Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd (Ranhill SAJ) chief executive officer, Datuk Ahmad Faizal Abdul Rahman, said that consumers in these areas were affected by the impact of ammonia pollution at Sungai Sayong on April 3.

"Up until 10am, consumers have been getting treated water in stages, except for some high and far-end distribution locations involving 5,067 accounts in parts of Johor Baru, which include Taman Pelangi Indah, Desa Tebrau, Kempas Lurah, Kempas Denai, Kempas Permatang, Kempas Banjaran, and Taman Kempas.

"Meanwhile, water supply will be restored by midnight in parts of Felda Ulu Tebrau, Taman Bukit Tiram, Taman Bukit Jaya and Taman Puteri Wangsa which receive supply from the Tai Hong water treatment plant (LRA)," he said in a statement here on Sunday.

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