Exhibition fish stolen!

EMPURAU...Photo is for illustration purposes only.

KUCHING: An estimated RM40,000 worth of wild Empurau fish exhibited during Sarawak AgroFest 2019 last Friday have disappeared (believed stolen).

The fish were part of the exhibits at the agricultural show held at the State Stadium celebration square since last Nov 11. The exhibition is scheduled to run till Dec 1.

The fish were discovered missing when the exhibitor’s staff opened their booth for the show at 8am yesterday and found only one fish was inside the aquarium. It is believed that the fish were stolen when the show was closed for the night.

EMPURAU…Photo is for illustration purposes only.

Kuching district police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani confirmed the case saying the police had received a police report lodged by the company’s 60-year-old director.

“The case will be investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code,” said Awang Din when contacted.

A total of 300 exhibitors nationwide participate in the agrofest themed ‘Agriculture Transformation Through Smart Technology’.

Empurau, which is indigenous to Sarawak, is the most expensive edible freshwater fish in Malaysia. Internationally renowned for its taste and texture, it is a sought-after delicacy.

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