Malaysian pig breeders fail to reduce numbers
It is expected that pig breeders
in some parts of the Malaysian state of Malacca will fail to reduce the swine
population by October 4 from 140,000 to 48,000.
In Paya Mengkuang, Bukit Beruang and Man Lok near Masjid
Tanah, only 34,022 had been
removed between September 4 and 30 according to the deputy federal territories
minister, Datuk Wird Abu Seman Yuson.
He stated further that the
Malacca government had granted one-month's grace to the breeders in order to move
the pigs out of the state, but that the MCA leaders did not appear to be
committed to encouraging the breeders to honour their side of the agreement.
"On two occasions, the breeders, MCA elected reps and
executive council members were absent from the meeting with an invalid excuse -
that they were busy at meetings."
From today, only 48,000 pigs can be bred in Paya Mengkuang. Farms in
Bukit Beruang and Man Lok are to be closed.
emphasised that "the breeders must adhere to the decision agreed upon. Otherwise
the government will take action. The government must be strict in this matter as
excessive breeding is causing serious environmental pollution."
â€¢ Malaysian ministry of
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