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Animal activists slam plans for Penang tiger park
Published:  Mar 22, 2009 1:24 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2009 4:35 AM

A coalition of wildlife groups in Malaysia have criticised plans by Penang to set up a 40 hectare (100 acre) tiger park, saying it could hurt the state's tourist industry.

The park would also go against the central government's commitment to protect and increase tiger populations in the wild, the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MyCat) said in a letter over the weekend to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

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