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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia confirmed on Tuesday that a fourth person in the country had died of bird flu, while China said hundreds of farm geese had died, the latest outbreak of a disease that seems to defy efforts to halt its spread.
Each day, receding tides expose the huge amount of trash that ends up in the estuary of Sungai Buloh. Unfortunately, it is at this foul site in Bagan Sungai Buloh, a village near Kuala Selangor, that all kinds of wildlife, including that of an endangered species, forage for food.
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is in mourning for his wife, paid his last respects to the late Toh Kim Eng, mother of MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
Captive breeding and reintroduction into the wild appears to be the only option left for milky storks.
Once found in abundance along the West Coast of the peninsula, wild milky storks may become extinct very soon. Today there are not more than 10 of these waterbirds in the Matang Forest Reserve in Perak, the final stronghold for the species.
The state anti-bird flu committee discussed rules on poultry raising, slaughtering and trading on Monday, including a proposed ban on the sale of the traditional dish, made from the raw blood of ducks or geese, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan newspaper said.