IGP proposes whipping for wildlife poachers and smugglers

Flag off: Abdul Hamid (second from left) officiating the launch of ‘Operasi Bersepadu Khazanah’ in Bidor. Also present was Department of Wildlife and National Parks director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim (second from right). — Bernama

BIDOR: Wildlife poachers and smugglers could be whipped under tougher laws proposed to combat the scourge, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said he would submit the recommendation to the police’s Legal Affairs Division for tougher penalties to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking in the country.

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