Senoi Praaq deployed to tackle tiger threat in Gua Musang


KOTA BHARU: Twenty-one members of the Senoi Praaq or Battalion 3 of the General Operations Force (GOF) will remain stationed at the Orang Asli settlement near Pos Bihai, Gua Musang, following the threat of tigers since last December.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Shafien Mamat said the team was deployed to the area on Jan 19 and was also assisted by police personnel from the Gua Musang District Police Headquarters to safeguard the villagers.

"The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has also installed several traps in the village areas, especially in Pos Bihai,” he told reporters after the launch of Ops Selamat 17/2022 held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration here on Thursday (Jan 27).

The Senoi Praaq, made up almost entirely of the Orang Asli members, are known to be agile, fearless and have a vast knowledge of the jungle.

Commenting on Ops Selamat, Shafien said police have identified 48 accident hotspots in the state, including four each in Gua Musang and Jeli; three in Pasir Puteh and two in Kuala Krai.

The operations will kick off from Friday (Jan 28) until Feb 6 to monitor and reduce road accidents and burglary cases during the festive season, he added. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

S'gor needs regular inspections, curbs on imported plastic waste pollution
Asean countries should unite to ensure priority for regional security, stability
Australia's new Foreign Minister was born in KK
‘Technical glitch’ causing issues with Kota Kinabalu PKR’s physical voting session
Mother and son found dead at home, no signs of foul play, say cops
Cops nab man for attempted robbery, injuring woman
Retired teacher lost RM472,941 in love scam
Most poultry farms ready to supply chickens to market, says Agri Ministry
High demand, poultry disease among causes of insufficient chicken supply in S'gor, says exco rep
Sipitang flood: All flood victims allowed to return home

Others Also Read