Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang on the 29th of November 2013 in Kuala Lumpur
The Al-Jazeera 101 East program – “The Return of the Lizard King” – was published on the 21st November, 2013 and it raised many serious issues which must be answered by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, G. Palanivel namely:
(1) After Anson Wong’s arrest in August 2010 for transporting almost 100 boa constrictors, Perhilitan raided Wong’s reptile sanctuary in Teluk Bahang where 50 wild animals were removed. Why was Anson Wong not charged given that this was his reptile sanctuary?
(2) When Anson was arrested in August 2010, his laptop and 3 phones were confiscated. This presumably would have had important information pertaining to his wildlife smuggling activities including possible contacts in Perhilitan. What was the outcome of the investigation?