Flying fox meat confiscated from vendor in Betong

SFD enforcement officer holding the flying fox during the recent raid at a local smoke house along Simpang Spaoh in Betong.

SFD enforcement officer holding the flying fox during the recent raid at a local smoke house along Simpang Spaoh in Betong.

BETONG: Following a tip-off from the public on April 15, Sarawak Forest Department (SFD) enforcement officers from the Preventive and Enforcement Branch confiscated 20 packets of the bats raw meat and five live bats from a local smoke house along Simpang Spaoh.

The vendor was investigated and statements taken for further action.

Known locally as ‘semawa’, it was also discovered that the bats were being sold at prices ranging between RM18 to RM25 each. Besides selling its raw meat, it was also being offered as a food delicacy to the public.

Under the Wild Life Protection Ordinance 1998, Section 29 (2) in possession of any protected animals without a license issued under this Ordinance is liable to imprisonment for 1 year and a fine of RM10, 000.

Flying fox meat ready to be sold at local restaurants at a price range from RM18 to RM25 each.

Flying fox meat ready to be sold at local restaurants at a price range from RM18 to RM25 each.

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