More paint brushes suspected to have pig bristles seized

Close inspection: A Selangor Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism officer checking paint brushes that are believed to be made from pig bristles at a hardware store in Klang.

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry seized 2,003 paint brushes made from pig bristles worth RM10,988.94 in a crackdown nationwide, said its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

He said the goods were confiscated because of violations of the Trade Description (Goods made from any part of pig or dog) Order 2013, which stipulates that such products must be labelled and kept separated.

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