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A meal deadlier than cyanide

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: In the old days, when fishermen caught pufferfish, chances are they would be thrown back into the sea.

Dangerous catch: Workers unloading baskets of pufferfish at Teluk Bahang jetty. The fish is later sold widely under the guise of ‘crystal fish’ in the wet markets of Penang, Kedah and Perak.

Ministry: Sale of pufferfish will be made illegal soon

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry is coming up with a regulation – make the sale of pufferfish illegal unless its toxins have been removed first.

Annual Betong festival boosts price of puffer fish

BETONG: The introduction of Pesta Ikan Buntal which started nearly a decade ago has helped to improve the livelihood of traditional fishermen in the division.

Health scare deflates puffer fish popularity at wet markets

The deadly puffer fish or I>ikan buntal/Iused to be sold at wet markets for about RM10 per kilo.

Fisherman: Puffer fish needs to be properly cleaned

The deadly puffer fish or I>ikan buntal/Iis safe to eat if properly cleaned, said Pengerang Fishermen's Association chairman Abu Bakar Mohamad.

Deadly puffer fish meal

Two people have died after eating the poisonous puffer fish or I>ikan buntal/I>, believed to be the first such reported cases in the country.