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'Bigfoot' cannot be brought out of Johor without permission
...the Malaysian Bigfoot, if it exists (two articles)

The Official Johor Hominid Website is HERE

By Sim Bak Heng 19 Apr 2006 JOHOR BARU, Tuesday: NO injury of any kind - including shooting - should be inflicted on Bigfoot (if it exists), which the Johor Government has classified as a totally-protected species.

The creature also cannot be brought out of the State should it be caught without the permission from the relevant State authorities.

The orders came following a report today that enforcement officers from the Wildlife Department in Kuala Lumpur were believed to have shot and caught a baby Bigfoot in Kota Tinggi two weeks ago.

State Environment and Tourism Committee chairman Freddie Long said:

"We are not sure if the department's officers had caught a baby Bigfoot. I only knew about it from newspapers today," he said after attending the weekly State Executive Council meeting here today.

It was reported ten men, believed to be from the Wildlife Department, entered the forests near the Tanjung Leman jetty area, about 70km from here, in three 4WD vehicles and camped there two weeks ago.

They were said to have encountered a family of Bigfoot and subsequently shot a young one using tranquilizer gun.

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and this from Bernama today:
April 19, 2006 19:26 PM
"Perhilitan Denies Catching Young Bigfoot"

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 (Bernama) -- The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) Wednesday denied having caught a young Bigfoot in a forest near the Tanjung Leman Jetty in Mersing.

Perhilitan Director-General Datuk Musa Nordin said none of its staff either from its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur or Johor had captured a young Bigfoot in the forest.

The Malay daily Berita Harian today reported that a young Bigfoot was caught by a group of 10 men believed to be from Perhilitan after it had been shot with a tranquilizer near the jetty, about 70 km from Kota Tinggi, two weeks ago.

"During the period reported, Perhilitan did not mount any operation in the area," Musa said in a statement today.

In JOHOR BAHARU, State Tourism and Environment Committee Chairman Freddie Long said if it was true that the creature existed and had been captured, it should be surrendered to the Johor government for further action including for research.

He was met after attending the State Executive Council weekly meeting at Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim.


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