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Tiger, clouded leopard skins among illegal wildlife parts seized in Malaysia

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MALAYSIAN authorities have seized wildlife parts worth 500,000 ringgit (US$124,000) and arrested six Vietnamese nationals during a raid in Kuala Lipis, a town located near Taman Negara, the country’s oldest national park.

The confiscated animal parts include two entire tiger skins suspected to have come from Malayan tigers, currently listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

The authorities also seized 10 smaller pieces of tiger skin, a clouded leopard skin, seven bear teeth, 20 bear claws, tails and horns from the antelope-like serow, wild boar teeth, python skin, and 39 kilograms of meat, according to a press release by........

© Asian Correspondent