SuspectDate of arrestPlace of arrestItems seizedChargesSentenceSource
Abdul Haq Bin Abdul Razak06-06-2018Serembanwhite-handed gibbonOn 06.06.2018 at about 2.00 pm, in the parking of vehicles on Gateway Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, three members of Wildlife and National Parks authorities inspected a Perodua Axia with car registration number WC5455W. The Malay man, after identifying himself had his vehicle checked. The results of the inspection, found one (1) White Handed Gibbon child placed in a box on the back seat of the car. After being asked about the wildlife, the accused said it was his and for sale. Upon request, the accused failed to show any special document or permit from Perhilitan. 3 years imprisonment and a fine of RM20,000 ($4,947 USD)[2018] 5 LNS 146 Legal Network Series
Azmi Ismail & Satu Lagi03-27-2016Jerantutserow head, serow meatAzmi Ismail & Satu Lagi were charged for possession of 19 Sumatran serow parts and one serow head under section 68 of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010. The initial sentence meted out was two years in prison and a fine of RM300,000 ($74,312 USD) each. Their sentences were later reduced in an appeal.2 years imprisonment and a fine of RM100,000 ($24,770 USD)Malaysia High Court
Tan Choon How and Kelvin Por Seong Wooi04-05-2018Three nautical miles off the coast of BintulupangolinTan Choon How and Kelvin Por Seong Wooi were found guilty for the illegal possession of 146 pangolins. They were convicted under Section 37 (2) (b), which was read together with Section 29 (2) of the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998. The same court, however, discharged and acquitted another two accused persons namely, Anoop Pathak who is an Indian national and, Do Doon Lai, a Vietnamese.1 year imprisonment and a fine of RM1.4 million ($347,007 USD)The Borneo Post
"OKT"09-21-2018Kuala Perlis, Perlissaltwater crocodileAn Indonesian national, known as OKT, was discovered with 48 immature saltwater crocodiles on a boat (KM Mahligai), in the waters of Langkawi, Kuala Perlis, Perlis. He was charged under Section 69(1) Act 716 (for hunting), Section 71 Act 716 (for import) and Section 86(1)(b) (for cruelty). 4 years and a fine of RM 20,000 ($4,930); 1. year and a fine of RM 30,000 ($7,395); 6 months + RM 5,000 ($1,232). To be served concurrently
Hoang Van Viet and Nguyen Van Thiet04-15-2019Hulu Sungai Tersat, Taman Negara Pahangserow, tapir, golden cat, sun bear, wild boar, leopardTwo Vietnamese nationals, who were caught in a national park just last month with the wildlife parts and snares, were today convicted on 20 charges under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 by the Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court. They were detained on 15th April in Hulu Sungai Tersat in Taman Negara Pahang on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia with 138 individual parts of Serow Capricornis sumatrensis, Leopard Panthera pardus, Tapir Tapirus indicus, Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus, Golden Cat Catapuma temnickii and Wild Boar Sus scrofa, and 22 snares. Hoang Van Viet, 29 and Nguyen Van Thiet, 26 both pleaded guilty to charges under four sections of the law for illegal use of snares, illegal possession of Totally Protected species as well as Protected species.2 years imprisonment each and a fine of RM1.56 million (USD390,000)TRAFFIC
Mohd Dzulfadzli Majid11-17-2017Kampung Bongor, Gerikstone magpie, hedgehog thornMohd Dzulfadzli Majid, a rubber tapper was fined RM5,000 after pleading guilty to possessing a stone magpie and 94 hedgehog thorns.Sentenced to a fine of RM3,000 for the first charge or six months imprisonment if he failed to pay the fine while a fine of RM2,000 for the second or four months imprisonment if he failed to pay the fineMyMetro
Some Doeun and Chantha Sambath10-16-2019Johor Endau Rompin National Parkhedgehog fang, kuang raya bird, stupid porkTwo Cambodian men, Some Doeun, 47, and Chantha Sambath, were jailed for possessing wildlife parts. These included the feathered part of the Kuang Raya bird, three pieces of Stupid Pork and Hedgehogs. They were charged under sections 68 (1) (b), 68 (2) (b) and 60 (1) (b) of of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716). 26 months imprisonment eachMalaysiakini
Murut11-01-2019Nabawansun bear paw, teeth, gallbladderMurut, a 35-year-old from Nabawan, was found to be in possession of body parts belonging to two sun bears. He was sentenced in Novemeber 2019 according to s. 41(1) of Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997. 2-4 years imprisonment and fined RM50,000 (US$12,319) in default
Zarith Sofia Mohd Yasin06-06-2019Desa Pandansun bearFormer ‘Rockanova’ reality show participant, Zarith Sofia Mohd Yasin was fined RM27,000 by the Sessions Court for keeping and confining a sun bear cub at her apartment in Desa Pandan. Zarith Sofia, 28 was fined RM20,000, in lieu six months imprisonment, for the charge of keeping the sun bear and another RM7,000, in lieu four months in jail, for confining the animal. She was convicted under Section 69 (1) of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 and Section 69 (1) of the same Act.Fined RM20,000, in lieu six months imprisonment and another RM7,000, in lieu four months in jailMalay Mail
Supriadi Juman02-25-2020Beluranelephant tuskAn Indonesian estate worker was jailed 18 months and fined RM50,000 by the Sandakan Sessions Court on Tuesday (Feb 25) for possessing two elephant tusks. Supriadi Juman, 50, was also ordered by Sessions Court judge Indra Ayub to be jailed for an additional nine months if he failed to pay the RM50,000 fine. Supriadi earlier pleaded guilty to possessing the two elephant tusks for ornamental purposes at the Bingingan Estate 2 in Beluran district at about 1pm on Oct 23,2019.18 months imprisonment and fined RM50,000 ($12,319). Also ordered to be jailed for an additional 9 months if he failed to pay the RM50,000 fineThe Star
Robin Njuk10-05-2019Teresang Marketargus pheasant feather, bear skull, sambar deer horn, barking deer hornRobin Njuk, 40, was charged with three counts of possessing 22 feathers or 'Argus Pheasant', a bear's skull, seven sambar deer horns and three 'barking deer' horns. Ruai birds (Great Argus) are classified as fully protected species while bears and deer are protected under Section 37 of the Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1998.Fined RM13,000 ($3,203). If he fails to pay, he is ordered to be jailed for 17 monthsMyMetro
Alsirad Samad06-26-2019Putatanturtle eggAlsirad Samad, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of having the eggs when he was arrested by wildlife authorities in a sting operation. The offence, under Section 41(1) of the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, provides for a fine of between RM50,000 and RM250,000 or a jail term of between a year and five years, or both, on conviction.1 year imprisonment and fined RM200,000 ($50,000) or 2 years imprisonmentFree Malaysia Today
Rozaman Ismail 04-17-2020Kempadang UtamamonkeyA self-employed man, Rozaman Ismail, who shot a monkey trapped in a cage and then spray painted the animal was fined RM9,000 by the Sessions Court after pleading guilty to committing the offences in April 2020. Earlier, Rozaman, who was not represented, appealed for leniency on the grounds that he, as the sole breadwinner of his family, needed to support his wife and two children. Prosecuting officer from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) Ahmad Ikhwan Zainuddin, however, pressed for a just sentence.Fined RM9,000 ($2,217). He was ordered to serve 2 months imprisonment if he failed to pay the fineFree Malaysia Today
Tran Van San03-14-2019Kuala Lumpurtiger leopard, sun bearOn 26 August 2017 at approximately 2.00 am at the address of the Orang Asli Settlement Coordinate the accused was found in the Sungai Siput District in the State of Perak in a Mitsubishi Triton type vehicle, no. Registration of JNK 7468 silver color with 261 various wildlife parts, all without special permits and some of which are totally protected wildlife. These included parts of a tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, sambar deer and sun bear. San was sentenced to jail ranging from eight to 30 months for 10 charges. On appeal, Judge Harun increased the sentence to a concurrent one of 24 months in prison and fines ranging from RM100,000 (US$24,770) to RM150,000 (US$37,156) for the charges relating to the Malayan tiger, clouded leopard and leopardMalaysia High Court
Hendrikus Pale and Anastasia Daton01-05-2020Luasongborneo elephant tuskA security guard and his wife were sentenced to four years’ jail and a fine of RM200,000 by the Tawau Sessions Court on Friday for possessing four elephant tusks in their worker quarters at an oil palm estate nearby Luasong, here. Hendrikus Pale, 48, and Anastasia Daton, 50, pleaded guilty before judge Awang Kerisnada Awang Mahmud to a charge under Section 41(1) of Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 and also punishable under Section 41(1)(a) of the same Enactment and could be read together with Section 34 of Penal Code which carries a fine of RM50,000- RM250,000 and a jail term of not more than five years.4 years imprisonemnt and a fine of RM200,000 ($48, 000)Daily Express
Not available03-16-2020Terengganupangolin, bearded pig, malayan civet, lesser mousedeer, brush-tailed porcupine, asian brown tortoise, wild boarThree Cambodian nationals will only spend 24 months in jail and not the full 152 months stemming from the seven charges they were convicted on because the court ordered all the jail terms to be served concurrently. The Cambodian nationals were caught in a national park in Terengganu in May 2019, with parts of Sunda Pangolin Manis javanica, Bearded Pig Sus barbatus and Malayan Civet Viverra tangalunga. All three species are listed as Totally Protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, prohibiting any form of hunting or trade. The poachers were also found with protected species such as Lesser Mousedeer Tragulus javanicus, Brush-tailed Porcupine Atherurus macrourus, Asian Brown Tortoise Manouria emys and Wild Boar Sus scrofa, where trade is permitted through licensing.24 months' imprisonmentTRAFFIC
Uweng Ding and Robin Nyuk10-05-2019Teresang market, Kapitargus pheasant feather, bear skull, sambar, baking deer antlerUweng Ding, 51, who was arrested on Oct 5, 2019 at the Teresang market in Kapit for possessing 47 pieces of Burung Ruai feathers, was fined RM6,000 in default six months’ imprisonment. Robin Nyuk, 40, who was arrested on the same day and at the same venue, pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing 22 pieces of Burung Ruai feathers, one bear skull, seven sambar deer antlers and three barking deer antlers. He was fined RM13,000 in default 17 months’ imprisonment.RM6,000 in default six months’ imprisonment & RM13,000 in default 17 months’ imprisonmentDayak Daily
Rodzlan Madtaah12-17-2020Kota BeludpangolinRodzlan Madtaah was convicted for possessing a live pangolin without a valid license. The accused was convicted under Section 41(1) of the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 and punishable under Section 41(4) of the the same Enactment.Fined RM74,000 (US$1,000), in default, 4 months and 1 year imprisonmentBorneo Post Online
Not available06-26-20Sabahturtle eggA local man caught with 20 turtle eggs after offering them for sale online was jailed a year and fined MYR200,000 by a court in the State. The local man was caught on 26th June and convicted just over a week later on 3rd July after he pleaded guilty to the offence. Media reports that he was unable to pay the fine and will likely spend an additional two years in jail as a result. Reports of turtle egg sales on social media platforms and chat groups in Sabah surfaced in local media just a few days before the arrest was made. RM200,000 (US$47,000) + 1 year in jail + 2 additional years for failing to pay fineThe Star
Butlayan Tabiyanan, Kismaru Rismaru and Abdul Gahni Awan02-18-19Ligitan Islandgreen turtle head, shell, organThree Filipinos were sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM60,000 each in default of a year’s jail for possession of protected animal parts. They were charged under Section 41(1) of the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, which was read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code. Based on the charge sheet, the three were found in possession of 12 marginal scutes weighing 11.7 kg; six plastrons (32.8kg); and the sex organs of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at Ligitan island in Semporna waters at 4.26am on Feb 6.Two years jail and fine of RM60,000 (US$15,000) each in default of 1 year jailNew Straits Times
Not available07-11-20Seberang Jaya, Penangglutinous fox, panther, sun bear, foolish pig, water lizard, tiger teeth, claw, bear, paw, tiger, pangolin scaleOver 200 parts of endangered and totally protected wildlife including tiger, bear and pangolin were confiscated in just a week in Malaysia, starting July 7. Four local suspects, two Cambodians and one Vietnamese were arrested in four separate cases and locations. At least 215 wildlife parts, 12 kg wild meat, five whole animals, 6 snares and a shotgun were confiscated in the raids. The seized wildlife are identified as claws and canines of a tiger and bears, a bear paw, a whole tiger body and pangolin scales, among others. Other items seized included meat of wild boars and softshell turtles, barbecued civets, feathers of wild birds, monitor lizard gall bladder and packets of agarwood. The Vietnamese citizen was unable to pay the fine of MYR290,000 (US$70,000) issued by the court, and was sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment.
Fine of RM290,000 and 6 months in prison + 3 years and 9 months for failure to pay finePerhilitan Facebook page
Mazlan Razaki, Muhammad Rizal, Nazeri Hassan, Oon Eng Beng, Muhammad Aidi Azwan Azahari, Syed Muhayazid Syed Mohamed06-28-13Peninsular MalaysiapangolinSix pangolin traffickers were sentenced to prison in Malaysia for “unlawful possession and illegal confinement” of 150 pangolins. The smugglers were identified as Mazlan Razaki, his brother Muhammad Rizal, Nazeri Hassan, Oon Eng Beng, Muhammad Aidi Azwan Azahari, and Syed Muhayazid Syed Mohamed. All six have reportedly been jailed for one year each, and fined a total of RM330,000 (US $103,986). They were arrested in 2012 when the pangolins were found inside the trunks of three vehicles. Of the 150 pangolins, all except 26 were females and 91 were described as “immature”.1 year imprisonment and RM330,000Annamiticus
Pikong Ismail, Totoh Susuk and Impang Utuk07-16-16Sungai Batugreen turtle eggThree illegal immigrants were slapped with jail terms and hefty fines by the Sessions Court here Wednesday with possessing 19,000 endangered green turtle eggs. The three Filipinos - Pikong Ismail, 23, Totoh Susuk, 35, and Impang Utuk, 45, - pleaded guilty to the possession of turtle eggs under Section 41(1) of the Wildlife Conservation Ordinance 1997. The three were arrested by marine police separately while attempting to smuggle in the turtle eggs in a pump boat via Sungai Batu 2 between July 16 and July 17. The judge ordered that the eggs be destroyed and the three boats to be forfeitedPikong, who had 3,000 turtle eggs, was sentenced to two years jail and fined RM10,000 in default six months jail. Totoh, who was caught with 11,000 turtle eggs, was slapped with four years jail and fined RM25,000 in default 12 months jail. Impang, who was in possession of 5,000 turtle eggs, was sentenced to three years jail and fined RM15,000 or six months jailThe Star
Not available03-01-15Peninsular Malaysiaelephant tuskTwo Malaysians and a Chinese citizen were convicted under national laws for illegal ivory possession and trade. The Chinese national was sentenced to two months’ jail and a fine of RM250,000 (approximately USD76,000) for possession and exporting 16 pieces of elephant tusk; while one Malaysian was fined RM200,000 (USD60,000) or 36 months in jail for possession of nine pieces of elephant tusk, and the other fined RM2,000 (USD610) for possession of two pieces of elephant tusk.RM250,000 + 2 months jail for 16 pieces of elephant tusk; RM200,000 + 36 months for 9 pieces of elephant tusk, RM2,000 for possession of two pieces of elephant tusk.TRAFFIC
Wong Chee Leong02-01-16Gopeng, Peraktiger carcassWong Chee Leong, 43, was sentenced by the Ipoh Sessions court today, 22 months after his arrest, to MYR100,000 (USD23,800) in fines for the offence of illegally possessing a Tiger carcass in an oil palm estate in Gopeng, Perak on 2 Feb 2016. Wong will have to serve one year in jail if he fails to pay the fine. Wong had earlier pleaded not guilty to an illegal possession charge under Sec 68 (2) (c) of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010. However, Wong changed his plea to guilty and this was recorded in court today. He was subsequently sentenced by the Sessions Court Judge Zulqarnain Hassan. This section of the law under which Wong was charged provides for a fine of between MYR100,000 and MYR500,000 (USD23,800–USD119,000) and up to five years in jail. RM100,000 fine, or 1 year in jail if failure to pay the fine.TRAFFIC
Muhd Rizduan Ibrahim07-30-15Sulaman CentraltigerThe Sessions Court here ordered a self-employed man to pay a maximum fine of RM50,000 for being in possession of an endangered clouded leopard. Muhd Rizduan Ibrahim, 24, was charged on July 30 for having the clouded leopard at a car park area in the Sulaman Central shoplots here at 9.30pm on July 25.RM50,000 fineAsia One
Nguyen Thi Huong01-29-14Kuala Lumpur International airportwater monitor lizardOn 29.1.2014 at around 5.00am at the baggage inspection section B at LCCT-KLIA, in the district of Sepang, in the state of Selangor Darul Ehsan, the accused was charged four times for possession and export of five trophy monitor lizards without a special permit and whereas the said animal is a wholly protected wildlife species under the Second Schedule, Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716). The suspect thereby committed an offence under section 71 of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716) and C punishable under the same section and Act. She was sentenced to nine months in prison and a fine of RM30,000 (US$7,421) by the Sepang Sessions Court. The prosecution appealed and a year later High Court Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah increased Nguyen's sentence.18 months imprisonment and a fine of RM50,000 (US$12,368)Current Law Journal Malaysia
Tijelo Jacquinn Kuin08-08-16Tanjung Arusun bear feet, teeth, gallbladderOn 8 August 2016 at around 9am, PW1, the Senior Wildlife Assistant received an anonymous phone call that a wildlife sale transaction will happen in Tanjung Aru. He then organised his team and went to Tanjung Aru Beach and arrived there around 10.30am to 10.45am. He then briefed his team. At around 12.05pm, during their observation, he saw the accused in a D-Max double cabin entering the parking lot where they were waiting. He then saw the accused who was the driver of the vehicle, leave the vehicle while talking to his phone. Not long after that, he saw the accused came back to the D-Max with another person and opened his car door. At around 12.10pm, PW1 and his team approached the accused’s vehicle and saw clearly several bear feet inside the D-Max vehicle. He then showed his authority card and introduced himself and his team. They then inspected the vehicle and found eight bear feet, eight bear teeth and two bear gallbladders. The totally protected animal products were seized and the accused was arrested. Another man who was the front passenger in the D-Max was also arrested. The trial judge meted out a sentence which was varied as follows (i) from two years to four years’ imprisonment with effect from the date of conviction; and (ii) fine of RM50,000 in default, from 12 months to 24 months’ imprisonment. The High Court allowed the appeal and stood by the trial judge's decision.2 to 4 years' imprisonment and RM50,000 in lieu of 12-24 months if failure to pay fineSabah & Sarawak High Court