Disabled man fined RM15,000 for storing exotic bush meat

MELAKA: A disabled man was fined RM15,000 by the Sessions Court in Ayer Keroh here on Wednesday (June 29) for storing 78 pieces of exotic wild animal meat.

Judge Nariman Badruddin imposed the fine on the accused Lim Yu Sing, 57, on five charges of storing pieces of meat from the Bornean bearded boar, wild boar and porcupine without a special permit.

The accused was fined RM3,000 or a month’s jail for each of the charges

The first charge Lim had kept part of a Bornean bearded pig, which is fully protected under the Second Schedule of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, without a special permit.

He committed the offence at about 9.30pm on Oct 8, 2017, near the Bemban-Serkam stretch of the Ayer Keroh-Melaka Tengah-Jasin Highway (AMJ).

For the second charge, he had stored parts of a wild boar and Malayan porcupine that are covered under the First Schedule, Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, on the same date and place.

The offence under Section 68 (1) (b) of the same act, carries a maximum fine of RM100,000 or imprisonment for up to three years or both if convicted.

On the third to fifth charges, Lim was charged under Section 60 (1) (b) of the same act for keeping parts of the three animals at an address in Taman Muhibbah, Merlimau, at about 10.45pm on Oct 8, 2010.

Lim paid the fine.

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