Highlight from “Malaysia’s Wildlife Conservation Act needs More Hiss and Snarl”

Any law, no matter how comprehensive, is nothing but words on paper unless it is rigorously enforced. And often it’s precisely enforcement of wildlife laws that has been found wanting in Malaysia. In 2013, for instance, a local man broke the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 by being found in possession of eight tiger pelts and 22 bags of tiger bones in his house in Peninsular Malaysia. Yet he was sentenced to a mere year in prison and a fine of MR200,000.

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