Wife of wildlife trader Anson Wong in court for possession of protected species

Cheah Bing Shee (left) speaking with her lawyer Ramesh Raj. - Starpix/WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEIN

BALIK PULAU: The wife of wildlife trader Anson Wong, appeared in a Sessions Court here for mention of a case against her and two others, involving two charges of possession of five elongated tortoises, which are a protected species.

Cheah Bing Shee, 56, was jointly charged with Syarikat Rona Wildlife Enterprise and its director K. Muthukomar with illegally possessing three male elongated tortoises (indotestudo elangota, also known as baning lonjong jantan), under Section 68(1)(a) of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, which carries a maximum fine of RM100,000, or maximum three years' jail, or both, upon conviction.

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