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Friday May 26, 2006

Teams to seek proof of Bigfoot


JOHOR BARU: Two teams of researchers will be sent into the jungles of Johor to gather proof of the existence of Bigfoot, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman. 

But the time and place have yet to be determined. 

He said two teams of 10 experts from different fields would be tasked to search for the mythical creature. 

“Since talk of the Bigfoot started, we have been compiling additional information for the past three months,” said Abdul Ghani after launching the Johor Baru International Orchid Show 2006 at Danga Bay yesterday. 

A BEAUTY: Ghani and his wife Datin Prof Jamilah Ariffin admiring the orchid named BLC Ghani&Jamilah at the orchid show in Johor Baru Thursday.
When asked about the publication of books on the existence of the Bigfoot, he said the state government did not prohibit such work. 

One of the upcoming books would be by local biodiversity and environment expert Vincent Chow collaborating with other writers. 

However, Abdul Ghani said the state government is gathering information from more reliable sources. 

“While these sort of books are published, we are also working with a team of experts in gathering important information regarding the existence of the creature,” he said adding that the information obtained would be vital for the upcoming expedition. 

He also commented that Kampung Lukut in Kota Tinggi has received more visitors since stories of the creature were featured in the media. 

“The village received at least 30 or 40 visitors during the weekends. All the more so after the discovery of the footprint there,” said Abdul Ghani.  

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