Reports by HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, MARTIN CARVALHO and LOSHANA K. SHAGAR
STEALING bird’s nests has become the latest crime phenomenon, thanks to high demand and lucrative prices.
In a written reply, the Home Ministry said there have been 218 cases involving bird’s nests theft from last year till June this year.
Last year alone, there were 133 cases and this year, 85 cases so far.
“A total of 57 investigation papers have been opened on the 218 cases,” said the Home Ministry in reply to Chang Lih Kang (PH-Tanjong Malim) who asked to state measures taken by the police to prevent the theft of bird’s nests.