Posts Tagged ‘Special Permits’

Anti-Corruption Commission Raids Wildlife Department

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers raided the Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) Tuesday morning and seized a computer and files from the office of Perhilitan’s Deputy Director General Misliah Mohd. Basir

Misliah Mohd. Basir

Misliah Mohd. Basir

Read the story in The Star and in the NST.

Malaysia’s Zoos Selling Protected Wildlife

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Here is a good piece by Al Jazeera’s Laura Kyle, taking up the issue of Special Permits in Malaysia, which give private zoos the right to possess critically endangered species, and in the wrong hands, sell them…:

The Lizard King In Center of Tiger Permits Corruption Probe

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The following story appears today in Malaysia’s national newspaper, The Star.  The implications of this investigation extend well beyond Malaysia.  One corrupt, or even lax, regulatory regime can enable traffickers to move endangered wildlife from every corner of the earth–all they need is a signature, and a CITES stamp.

The Star Online > Starprobe
Saturday August 29, 2009

MACC gets wildlife memos

By YENG AI CHUN

 

Paper trail: This letter about an application to export tigers is among the documents handed over to the MACC.

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of animal rights activists has submitted documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to back their allegations against the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan).

The documents allegedly show Perhilitan deputy director-general Misliah Mohamad Basir endorsing the renewal of special permits for convicted wildlife trafficker Anson Wong. (more…)