by ASILA JALIL
The Malayan tiger may become extinct in the next five to 10 years if the government does not take immediate extraordinary action to conserve the species in the country.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar to date, there are less than 200 Malayan tigers in Malaysia.
“On June 16, the Cabinet has agreed to implement nine strategic actions to conserve the Malayan tigers in the next 10 years,” he told the Dewan Rakyat today.
Among the government’s approaches include reinforcing efforts to stop hunting activities for the tigers and enhancing the conservation of the species via the formation of National Tiger Conservation Task Force.