Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The First Court Case On Swiftlet Farming In Malaysia !!!
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Something very stressful to read and to digest.
Borneo post have this news on its front page.
"Clampdown on Swiftlet Farmers"
The Sarawak wildlife department is taking five BH operators to court. If they are found Guilty, the maximum penalty was rm500,000 in fine and jail up to 5 years. This was said to be in compliance with the state Wildlife Protection Ordinance.
This is a very sad affair and damaging to the swiftlet industries in Malaysia.
In Malaysia there are so many Government Departments who wanted to show that they are have those so call "Power" to kill a very lucrative and Nilai Tinggi business. They only know how to kill but do not know how to nature this business so that they can bring more monies into their country.
In the first place they did nothing to talk about the appropriate guidelines.
Gives these swiftlet farmer some room to move. Tell them exactly what is the proper guidelines.
Where they should locate their BHs? Is it on agricultural land or Industrial land?
How far should the BH be located from town areas?
What is the maximum height and the maximum size?
The industry can brings in lots on income to the state (Sarawak) and yet only 2 licences being issued so far. Just imagine there are at least 3,000 BHs in the state and only 2 licences were issued.
Why only two? Why can't it be more?
What was the main reasons why they were not issued? Do the farmer needs to have a special qualification or related to somebody important to qualify to be issued with the licence?
Can the rest of BH owners know exactly how the two qualified to be given the licences?
Can these two helps those who were not issued with the licence for any advises? Maybe they should conduct a class for the rest of the farmers.
A very sad state of affairs which I feel should not have happened.
Then again we have this one Malaysia but two rules on nearly everything. Yes one set of rules applied to only Peninsular Malaysia and another set applied only to Sarawak.
We should do away with so many rules and adopt one that is practical and helpful to the industry.