IPOH, May 23 (Bernama) -- The Perak Government tabled the amendment to the state’s Poultry Farming Enactment today, which, among other things, increases the amount of penalties and allows for the revocation of licences for farmers who fail to comply with the enactment.
State Rural Development, Plantation, Agriculture and Food Industry Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun (BN-Lintang) said the amendment to Section 8 of the enactment, among other things, increases the maximum fine for the offence of farming or operating poultry farms without a licence from RM10,000 to RM50,000.
This includes offences for removing untreated poultry waste and by-products from the farm or allowing the breeding of flies, insects or pests. The maximum jail term for the offences is also increased from one year to three.
Mohd Zolkafly said Clause 20, meanwhile, amends Section 27 to increase the fine for offences committed by corporations from a maximum of RM20,000 to no more than RM50,000 for a first offence and increase the fine from a maximum of RM50,000 to a maximum of RM100,000 for a repeated offence.
He said Clause 22 also aimed to include a new subsection 30(2) to enable licences to be canceled or not to be renewed for failure to comply with other written laws regarding poultry farming.
According to him, the new provisions and enhancements aimed at streamlining the requirements for compliance with the standards of poultry farming practices set under the enactment.
The sitting continues tomorrow.
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