Group: Probe wildlife smuggler
KUALA LUMPUR: Two members of parliament and three animal rights groups have lodged a police report against the National Parks and Wildlife Department for allegedly issuing permits to convicted wildlife trafficker Anson Wong to continue with his activities.
They also claimed that a top Customs official aided Wong in his illegal operations.
They called on police to probe the department's alleged link with Wong, which was made by author Bryan Christy in his book, The Lizard King.
The book details Wong's exploits in the 1990s before his arrest by United States wildlife authorities in 1998.
|From right) Teluk Intan member of parliament M. Manogaran, Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam and presentatives of animal rights groups showing the report they lodged at Brickfields district police headquarters yesterday.|
They also want police to investigate if Wong was involved in wildlife smuggling in the country and used Malaysia as a transit point since 1990.
The MPs are M. Manogaran (Teluk Intan) and S. Manikavasagam (Kapar), while the animal rights groups are Malaysian Animal Rights Society, Malaysian Animal Welfare Society and Pet Positive.
The report was lodged at Brickfields district police headquarters here yesterday.
They had also filed a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commision on Aug 14.
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