KUALA LUMPUR – The police have identified VVIP involved in illegal poaching and smuggling of wildlife besides tracking tens of syndicates.
Nevertheless, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador did not reveal who the VVIP is.
On the contrary, he said, it could be among the politicians, government officials among others.
“Some VVIPs are involved in illegal poaching. I am very serious in this issue. I will ensure that their arms are confiscated if they are caught. There will be no exception.
“There are many types of VVIPs. It could be politicians, government officials, all sorts of VVIPs,” he said in an integrated operation news conference at Bukit Aman today.
Also present at the press conference were the Deputy Director-General of Forestry (Policy and Planning) Datuk Zahari Ibrahim and the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Conservations) Datuk Fakhrul Hatta Musa.
In order to protect the flora and fauna, Abdul Hamid said that the police have involved two battalion of its members amounting to 1,073 Forestry Police who are also known as the Senoi Praaq to work together with Perhilitan and the Forestry Department in the operations.
He also said that the government needs to pass the mandatory whipping punishment to all ‘forestry’ criminals as a warning and lesson for all. -MalaysiaGazette