A group of 20 ’eminent persons’ spotted a fish bomb attack in Taman Negara
National parks and others protected the places are intended to serve as sanctuaries for the flora and wildlifeprotecting them from those who might seek to profit from their exploitation.
Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
Anonymous threats to Taman Negara
Last Saturday a band of no name 20 personalities visited and damaged an area of Taman Negaraa national park in the Malay Peninsula.
They visited the campsite of a group of recreational fishermen. A fisherman, who was part of the recreational fishing group, recounted Sinar Harian that some people in the visiting group threw explosives at Jeram Perahu near the Sepia River in the park.
“At first we thought they were there to investigate, but after chatting for a while, suddenly there was a strong explosion,said the fisherman, who declined to be named.
“We thought a boat had been damagedbut apparently the sound came from explosives thrown into the river by the boatmen of the group”, remembers the man.
“It appears that a few of the bombs were thrown into the river, and after being reprimanded the group immediately left the scene.”
Some of the fishermen also encountered a few individuals fish with nets at the top of the rapids, an activity prohibited in the national park.
Following the incident, a police report was made so that the parties concerned can take the appropriate measures.
Internet users are angry
On Twitter, the story caught the attention of netizens who are irritated at the news of this deliberate damage inflicted on our precious environmental assets.
They were angry that no action would likely be taken as “prominent persons” probably refer to VIPs and Datuks. It is also it is unclear which government agency will investigate the problem and take the necessary action.
“So which agency should investigate and act? »
Meanwhile, many netizens are also super curious about identities of the group of 20 personalities.
“Who are (these VIPs and Datuks)? I want them exposed.”
“Name all the shameless figures.”
Fish bombardment is illegal in Malaysia. This destroys marine life ecosystems and leads to decline in long-term fishing yields.
Hopefully appropriate action on this will be taken!
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