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Malay Mail Interviews Bryan Christy

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The Malay Mail has run an impressive series of articles on the illegal wildlife trade.  Yesterday saw a story on The Lizard King’s role in illuminating the need for stronger wildlife laws in Malaysia.  Today appears a double-barelled feature on The Lizard King and the importance of Malaysia to controlling the flow of illegal wildlife.  You can read the stories with their photos as they ran here.  Malay Mail Lizard King Stories .  Following is the text:

MALAY MAIL TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2008 News

Wildlife trade flourishes in Fortress Malaysia:
Weak enforcement laws attract smugglers
By SHEILA RAHMAN

WILDLIFE smugglers search the world for countries with weaker enforcement
policies and when they find one, they route their illegal trade
through that country, said lawyer Bryan Christy, author of widely-acclaimed
book The Lizard King –The True Crimes and Passions of the
World’s Greatest Reptile Smugglers
.

“To understand this, one needs to only look at the number of high-technology
multinational companies that have made Malaysia home. Companies
recognise when laws are favourable to business. So do smugglers.
Strong protections for investment attract good companies; weak protections
for wildlife attract others.”

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