Maqis hands over almost 10 tonnes of seized frozen meat to Zoo Negara

A file picture of a Malayan Tiger receiving a birthday "meat cake" at Zoo Negara on May 1, 2021. - Bernama

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) handed over almost 10 tonnes of confiscated frozen meat to Zoo Negara.

Maqis, in a statement Thursday (May 6), said the contribution involved nine tonnes of frozen chicken worth RM72,000 and 520kg of frozen buffalo meat worth RM6,000, involving cases from January to March.

The frozen chicken meat was detained during an attempt to bring them in from a neighbouring country to Malaysia via Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah while the frozen buffalo meat from India was brought in through the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT), Penang.

Maqis hoped the initiative could help Zoo Negara in terms of food supply for its animals.

"Maqis is very committed to helping Zoo Negara in ensuring there is adequate food supply for the animals.

"This will also ensure that issues involving the aspects of halal, food safety, disease control and risk of the entries of dangerous pests which can threaten the national agricultural and livestock industry can be controlled and checked," it added. – Bernama

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