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New law passed with heftier punishments to protect endangered wildlife

Published on 26 Oct 2021 10:23:49 PM

The Dewan Rakyat has passed the Wildlife Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2021 to increase the punishment meted out to better protect the nation's endangered wildlife and fauna.

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan explained the amendments to the Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 26), and described the new law as a means to curb illegal poaching while protecting the nation's natural heritage.

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