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SOS Rhino : In the News : M'sia turns hot spot for stolen wildlife
 

M'sia turns hot spot for stolen wildlife

 

THEY are getting bolder.

And the animals are at greater risk than ever of becoming 'extinct'.

Criminal gangs are using Malaysia as a hub for exporting millions of dollars worth of wildlife for the Chinese market, officials said yesterday.

They added that trafficking of wildlife had hit alarming levels in Malaysia, which also plays the role of source and consumer.

Traders from Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo island regularly smuggle the animals to middlemen in Malaysia, said Mr Chris Shepherd of wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic.extinct,' he warned.

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