Shabaini : Malayan Tiger Confirmed in Fatal Attack on Plantation Worker in Kelantan

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Malayan Tiger Confirmed in Fatal Attack on Plantation Worker in Kelantan

Authorities from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) in Kelantan have confirmed that a tragic incident unfolded in Kampung Kuala Tol when a Malayan tiger attacked and killed an Indonesian plantation worker. The horrifying incident occurred at a rubber plantation, highlighting the dangers faced by workers in the area.

Tragic Discovery at the Plantation

The victim, identified as Shabaini, 36, was discovered in an unimaginable state. His body revealed severe injuries to the front of his neck, as well as dismemberment of his right hand, two big toes, and lower body. The gruesome discovery was made on Wednesday, November 29, triggering an immediate response from the police, Perhilitan officials, and local residents who initiated a search and rescue operation. Tragically, the incident has been classified as a sudden death.

Perhilitan Confirms Malayan Tiger Attack

After a thorough investigation, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) confirmed that the fatal attack was indeed carried out by a Malayan tiger. In fact, the department had already received a report on November 20 regarding the sighting of a tiger in the same area, indicating that this predator was likely responsible for the tragic incident that unfolded later.

Preventive Measures and Advice for Local Workers

In light of this devastating incident, local authorities have issued crucial advice to workers in the region. Police are urging plantation workers to move in groups to minimize the risk of such unfortunate encounters. Moreover, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has taken immediate action to prevent future attacks. They have installed 10 units of tiger traps and camera traps in high-risk areas throughout the district. Additionally, workers have been advised to clear the plantation area of any undergrowth to minimize the possibility of tiger habitats and potential encounters.

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