Four men have been fined RM1,000 each for transporting live chickens without a permit via express bus. Or at least attempting to do so.
The Johor Bahru magistrate court said if they couldn’t pay the fine, they’d spend 3 weeks in jail.
The four men are Nik Norilham Muhamad @ Afandi (41), Mohd Zulhilmi Amzar Zuhaimi (27), Raja AlFaizal Raja Azlan (27) and Fauzi Yazid (47).
None of the men had written approval from the Johor Department of Veterinary Services to transport chickens which is an offence under Paragraph (a) of the Johor Avian Influenza Control Area Order (2005).
They were charged with committing the offence on Platform B, Terminal Larkin Sentral, Johor Bahru at 11.20am, on April 7, 2018.
Nik Norilham was transporting seven chickens, Mohd Zulhilmi was transporting four chickens, and Raja AlFaizal and Fauzi were transporting one chicken each.
Mohd Zulhilmi’s four chickens died in transit.
Nik Norilham also had to pay for the cost of care and treatment for his chickens totaling RM716.04, while Raja AlFaizal and Fauzi each had to pay RM109.51.
All the seized chickens will be disposed.
1. Harian Metro, May 8, 2019 (Ayam naik bas ekspres)
2. Berita Harian, May 8, 2019 (4 lelaki didenda pindah ayam tanpa permit guna bas ekspres)
3. Kosmo, May 8, 2019 (Bawa ayam naik bas tanpa permit)