Deadline for pig quota to be met

MALAYSIA - The state government will do whatever it takes to ensure the deadline to downsize pig farms is met.
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If necessary, it will order the slaughterhouse in Ayer Keroh to operate round the clock.

Up to Friday, 17,882 pigs had been removed from the farms in Paya Mengkuang, Bukit Beruang and Man Lok.

"Farmers still need to get rid of 79,119 pigs by next Friday," said Masjid Tanah Member of Parliament Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop after a meeting with Masjid Tanah MCA division officials yesterday.

Abu Seman is heading a special committee set up to monitor the exercise. The committee is tasked with ensuring that the number of pigs on the farms are reduced to 48,000 and farms in Bukit Beruang and Man Lok are shut down.

Source: NST Online

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