(File pix) Responding to the latest wild boar incident in Kampung Sg Plong, Sungai Buloh, Perhilitan said in a statement that five operations were held from January to February this year to eradicate wild boars. Pix courtesy of NST reader

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has received 69 complaints on wild boar activity in Sungai Buloh from 2012 to 2017.

Responding to the latest wild boar incident in Kampung Sg Plong, Sungai Buloh, Perhilitan said in a statement that five operations were held from January to February this year to eradicate wild boars.

"In the operations, eight were shot dead by Perhilitan. A total of 451 complaints involving wild boars were received from 2012 to 2017 of which, 69 were from Sungai Buloh.

"Based on the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716), a threatening animal posing danger to humans can be killed and then, reported to Perhilitan.

"With that, we thank the villagers there for shooting the wild boar to avoid any untoward incident," he said.

Perhilitan said it will continue to conduct operations in the area as a precautionary measure.

In the 8pm incident on March 6, a man, who was getting ready to perform Isyak prayers was injured when a wild boar attacked him inside a mosque in Kampung Sg Plong.

"Any complaint regarding human-wildlife crisis can be lodged with Perhilitan Hotline at 1800-88-5151 or by e-aduan at www.wildlife.gov.my