Panel to monitor pig population

MALAYSIA - A state steering and action committee has been formed to ensure farmers in Kampung Bukit Beruang, Kampung Man Lok and Paya Mengkuang reduce the number of their pigs from 100,000 to 48,000 in about two weeks.
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The committee is jointly headed by state Rural Development and Agriculture Committee chairman Datuk Hamdin Abdollah and Kuala Linggi state assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rahman Palit.

Alor Gajah MP Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop said the committee’s duty was to ensure the pig farmers complied with the agreement reached on Tuesday.

He said there were 145,241 pigs in 88 pig farms in the three villages.

"The farmers have agreed to relocate 97,241 pigs over the next 15 days to ensure there are only 48,000 pigs reared in the three areas at any one time," he told reporters after chairing a meeting with the farmers and representatives from Malacca MCA at the Alor Gajah Umno headquarters here yesterday.

Also present were state Information, Multimedia, Science and Technology Committee chairman Datuk Seah Kwi Tong, Duyong assemblyman Gan Tian Loo and chalet operators from the three villages.

Abu Seman said the pig farmers’ association would update the committee on the number of pigs moved out daily from the villages.

Source: NSTOnline

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