Thursday, July 15, 2010

'Monkey stories' keep the house in stitches

Source: http://www.sun2surf.com/article (By Husna Yusop & Hemananthani Sivanandam, 13/7/2010)

The house of Parliament was entertained by stories of wild animals today during the two-hour long winding-up of the Wildlife Conservation Bill 2010 by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas. Although the bill had been debated by the MPs yesterday, they still intercepted Douglas’ speech and came up with questions on endangered species, including giant lizards, swiftlets, elephants, tigers, gaurs and monkeys…

Datuk Ibrahim Ali (Ind-Pasir Mas) had the house in stitches when he suggested that wild animals be tamed and used as tourist attractions. "Does the government have any plans to tame the wild animals? Maybe we can train them to play football and it can be a major tourist draw. Who knows, we can have a Beruk Kelantan team versus Beruk Selangor team at the Bukit Jalil Stadium," he said, to roars of laughter.

A mischievous Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut) quipped that Ibrahim can be their trainer…

-- theSun

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