Bentong MP calls for clear dog-catching rules after elderly man’s death

Ravin Palanisamy

Dog-catching operations by local councils have long been a controversial and emotional topic in Malaysia, with experts calling the acts cruel and inhumane. – EPA pic, May 26, 2023.

THE government and local councils must come up with clear guidelines for dog-catching to prevent more untoward incidents, Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman said today. 

She was speaking following the case of an elderly man who died trying to protect his pet dog from being captured by the Bentong Municipal Council. Huang Yunhong, 85, had fallen into a drain while tussling with an enforcement officer.

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  • As long as Council officers are not held accountable, avoidable deaths and avoidable injuries to the general public will continue.
    Is the hate of dogs so deeply ingrained in a society taught to hate them that there we will not see any accountability at all, because the majority do not want to see justice done and compassion towards other creatures is not in their hearts?

    Posted 1 week ago by Arul Inthirarajah

  • By right dog catchers should be animal lovers... no just enforcers. I will not be surprised if they are less than happy to catch strays....

    Posted 1 week ago by Pung andrew