BALING, Oct 13 ― Electric fences to ward off wild elephants from destroying crops are installed in three locations in the Bayu state constituency here.
Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the electric fences, measuring 3.5 kilometres, at Kampung Seri Ketengga in Batu Lapan, Tanjung Pari and Rambong in Batu Tujuh were installed at a cost of RM20,000 each.
“The installation of the electric fences is a long term measure to avoid the continual destruction of banana, sugarcane and palm oil cultivated by villagers in the areas affected,” he said at a ceremony to officiate the utilising of the electric fences here yesterday.
Abdul Azeez said the villagers had lodged complaints that at least six wild elephants were roaming around their villages and they felt threatened at night.
Hence, he said the effectiveness of using the electric fences was being looked into before other drastic measures were taken. ― Bernama