Man arrested in connection with cat cruelty case in Jelutong

GEORGE TOWN: The police have arrested a local man to assist investigations into a case where a cat in a gunny sack was tossed into a river along Jalan Kota Giam, Jelutong here on Friday (May 31).

Timur Laut district police chief ACP Razlam Ab Hamid said the man, in his 40s, was arrested in the Jelutong area on Saturday evening (June 1) based on public tip-off and intelligence gathering by police.

"The man has been remanded for further investigation under Section 29(1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015,” he said when contacted by Bernama on Sunday (June 2).

A 66-second video had gone viral in which several individuals retrieved a gunny sack from a river and found a cat's body in it.

Malaysian Animals Association president Arie Dwi Andika said it was a recurring incident, and the association had been tipped off about it previously. – Bernama

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