Green turtle carcass found in Pulau Kapas, tenth death this month

KUALA TERENGGANU: The carcass of an adult male green turtle (penyu agar) was found floating in waters off Pulau Kapas near Marang at 11 am today. Tere...

Thesun, Thesundaily

22/1/2022 2:17:00 PM

Green turtle carcass found in Pulau Kapas, tenth death this month Terengganu Fisheries Department director Ruzaidi Mamat said it was the tenth turtle death recorded since Jan 3. theSun thesundaily turtle carcass Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU : The carcass of an adult male green turtle (penyu agar) was found floating in waters off Pulau Kapas near Marang at 11 am today. Tere...

KUALA TERENGGANU: The carcass of an adult male green turtle (penyu agar) was found floating in waters off Pulau Kapas near Marang at 11 am today.Terengganu Fisheries Department director Ruzaidi Mamat said it was the tenth turtle death recorded since Jan 3.

“The turtle, which is 80 centimetres (cm) long and 69 cm wide, is believed to have died as a result of drowning after it was trapped in a net and its carcass was buried in Pulau Kapas,“ he said when contacted by Bernama today.The first turtle death reported in Terengganu this year was on Jan 3 at Pantai Penunjuk Kijal near Kemaman followed by two adult female green turtles at separate locations at Chendering port, Kuala Terengganu and Seberang Takir in Kuala Nerus on Jan 12.

Read more: theSun »

Fire damages 34 motorcycles at Bukit Jalil flats, police found signs of arson

KUALA LUMPUR: At least 34 motorcycles were damaged in a fire at the Kampung Muhibbah flats in Bukit Jalil here. Read more >>

Pulau Burung landfill operator may lose concession, says Penang CMGEORGE TOWN: There is a possibility that the concession awarded to the operator of Pulau Burung landfill could be revoked.

Company managing Pulau Burung landfill may have contract terminated | New Straits TimesNSTnation The company which manages the PulauBurung landfill may have their concession contract, awarded through open tender in September 2012, terminated if it failed to comply with the terms of the agreement. Penang I would say - contract burned 😌

Pulau Burung landfill operator failed to adhere to 2012 concession agreement, says Penang CM | Malay MailGEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 — The operator of the Pulau Burung landfill in Nibong Tebal has failed to adhere to several conditions in the concession agreement made in 2012, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said the state executive council meeting yesterday had received a report from the Local...

Pengurusan tapak pelupusan sampah Pulau Burung gagal patuhi syarat | Harian MetroGeorgetown Pihak pengurusan tapak pelupusan sampah Pulau Burung di Nibong Tebal gagal mematuhi beberapa syarat dalam perjanjian konsesi yang dibuat pada 2012, kata Ketua Menteri Chow Kon Yeow.

Penang DOE opens two investigation papers on fire at Pulau Burung landfill | Malay MailNIBONG TEBAL,  Jan 21 — The Penang Department of Environment (DOE) has opened two investigation papers (IP) against the management of the Pulau Burung landfill, Jalan Byram here, in relation to the fire at the site since last January 12. Its director, Sharifah Zakiah Syed Sahab said apart...

JAS Pulau Pinang buka 2 kertas siasatan [METROTV] | Harian MetroNibong Tebal: Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) Pulau Pinang membuka dua kertas siasatan berhubung kebakaran tapak pelupusan Pulau Burung, Jalan Byram di sini.

BERNAMAPix KUALA TERENGGANU : The carcass of an adult male green turtle (penyu agar) was found floating in waters off Pulau Kapas near Marang at 11 am today.Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the matter was being reviewed thoroughly by local government department and Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) and a report about what action could be taken will be prepared..Telegram channel for the latest updates.

Terengganu Fisheries Department director Ruzaidi Mamat said it was the tenth turtle death recorded since Jan 3. “The turtle, which is 80 centimetres (cm) long and 69 cm wide, is believed to have died as a result of drowning after it was trapped in a net and its carcass was buried in Pulau Kapas,“ he said when contacted by Bernama today. "The decision can only be done after the local government department and MBSP have scrutinised the report of the incident," he said during a press conference at Komtar on Thursday (Jan 20). The first turtle death reported in Terengganu this year was on Jan 3 at Pantai Penunjuk Kijal near Kemaman followed by two adult female green turtles at separate locations at Chendering port, Kuala Terengganu and Seberang Takir in Kuala Nerus on Jan 12. The fourth and fifth deaths were reported on Jan 13, also in two separate locations, namely a baby green turtle in Pulau Kerengga, Marang and an adult male green turtle in Paka. He said the state executive councillor had instructed the local council with MBSP to see what kind of action could be taken against the operator as there were compliance violations. The sixth and seventh deaths were recorded at Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu and Seberang Takir in Kuala Nerus involving two adult male green turtles on Jan 14 while the eighth death occurred on Jan 18 in Kijal and the ninth death was reported on Jan 20 in Pantai Kemasik. Residents in the nearby areas have been instructed to evacuate to relief centres while 10 schools have been ordered to close until tomorrow, after the landfill caught fire at about 5pm on January 12.

He advised the public to call the Fishcom 24 hours hotline at 03-88885019 or 03-88704058 immediately if they find a live or dead turtle stranded on the beach. "The concession is for 23 years and the main duty that should be fulfilled by the operator is to manage phase 1 and 2 of the landfill. Meanwhile, turtle conservation activist and founder of Marang Turtle Conservation Rani Awang, 56, said a detailed investigation should be done by the Fisheries Department to identify the cause of the animal's death which occurred frequently in a short period. “Many turtles conservation programmes have been undertaken over the years, including by non-governmental organisations to ensure the sustainability of marine treasures and it has proven successful with the release of baby turtles that are increasing over time. In the same press conference, state secretary Datuk Dr Ahmad Jailani described the fire at Pulau Burung as among the worst in the history of the landfill. “However, it is quite unfortunate because the death rate at sea has also increased and we want this to be investigated seriously to prevent it from recurring,“ he said. -Bernama . "I was informed that the operations are being carried out in zones. — Bernama You May Also Like.