Malaysia to ban entry of poultry from Indonesia

MALAYSIA - Malaysian authorities has said all birds and eggs from Indonesia will be seized and destroyed at entry points to keep avian flu at bay after reports of human deaths in Medan.

"There will be no laboratory tests. Any bird and egg found will be immediately destroyed by veterinary officers, even if the birds are pets," said Veterinary Services Department official Mustapa Abdul Jalil.

Under the Animal Act 1953, animals can be destroyed to prevent the spread of diseases, and those responsible for bringing the animals into the country without a valid permit would be liable to two years' jail or a RM 5,000 fine or both.

Source: NewKerala
calendar icon 25 May 2006
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