I think this is a good news to many people who love wildlife that the Malaysian government wants to double its wild tiger population. The Star published this story written by AP and I read it with interest after the white tigers attacked and killed a cleaner in Singapore Zoo..
Malaysia has launched an ambitious plan to double its wild tiger population within 12 years by protecting jungle corridors where poachers prey on the endangered big cats, activists said.
The National Tiger Action Plan aims to have 1,000 Malayan tigers roaming in the wild by 2020, said Sara Sukor, a spokeswoman for Malaysia’s chapter of the World Wildlife Fund, one of several conservation groups that helped the government create the plan.
Authorities estimate Malaysia’s wild tiger population has fallen from 3,000 to 500 in the last half-century, largely due to illegal hunting and the human encroachment and destruction of the tigers’ natural jungle habitat. Tiger meat is exported, served at exotic restaurants and used in traditional Chinese medicine — all illegal acts under Malaysian law. Continue reading
These were photos of two Malayan tigers which I captured in the Zoo Negara. I posted some related articles on this ” big cats ” as I love to photograph them.
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“We love Malaysia”, Penang
photo by TAN MIN YEE, Selangor
A photography exhibition themed “Changing Malaysia,” was held in conjunction with the 51st National Day celebrations will be closing in few days until Sept 7. The exhibition presented by The Star and Petronas.
Many have visited the “Changing Malaysia” photography exhibition which was reported in The Star. Among them were Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin and his wife Erra Fazira, Malaysian Official Designers Association (Moda) president Gillian Hung and eight beauty queens also took the time to drop by at the exhibition.Hans Oksenholt and the two Ng brothers Sam, and James were also at 1 Utama shopping complex, the venue for the exhibition.
It features 160 shots by The Star photographers, reflecting changes seen in various aspects of daily life that make Malaysia what it is today. And also there are 32 photos from the “Malaysia@50: A Day in the life of Malaysia” displayed in this photography exhibition. These are some of the winning photos for Malaysia@50 contest. Copyright The Star
“Paddling upstream”, Sarikei
Photo by SOON LEE GUAN, Sarawak
“Kek Lok Si”, Penang
Photo by ANBALAGAN SHANMUGAM, Perak
“Children at play”, Bachok, Kelantan
Photo by TAN LIAN HOCK, Penang
“Happy childhood”, Sibu, Sarawak
Photo by HII TIONG KOK, Sarawak
Today August 31, 2008 falls on Sunday and all Malaysians are on holiday to celebrate the 51st National Day. Many people are gathered early the morning here at the Dataran Merdeka to celebrate the great occasion.
The theme of this 51st National day is Perpaduan Teras Kejayaan (unity is the pillar of success), which began on Aug 16 and ends on Oct 18. The closing ceremony will be held in Sabah.
The mood of celebration for this 51st National Day has dismissed from previous years. There are too many quarrels among the politicians nowaday and this has caused many Malaysians difficult to forgive their arrogant remarks.The current political situation from Barison Nasional (BN) has disrupted many activities when the attention should be focused on other more important things.
The government has to bring back the true spirit of Merdeka as proclaimed by the first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, our nation’s founding father.
On this 51st National day, I hope Peace and Progress will continue to prevail in Malaysia-my home country. Malaysians with different backgrounds should be more united and maintained harmonious relations among people that include Malay, Chinese, Indian, and people from Sabah and Sarawak.