A group of fishermen in Kedah recently went viral after they saved a whale shark that was stuck in a fishing net
On 7 July, the Department of Fisheries (DOF) official Facebook page shared the video along with a caption that read, "Operation to release a whale shark that was caught in a fisherman's net in Kuala Kedah waters. Congratulations and thank you to the fishermen involved in protecting the country's fisheries resources."
The video has since garnered over 154,200 views.
In the 30-second clip, a brave fisherman can be seen swimming in the ocean and tugging on the fishing net to help the poor animal
Many netizens praised the fishermen for their job well done
One person wrote, "Thank God, congratulations to everyone involved. May God ease everything and shower you with blessings. Amen."
Another user commented, "[You are] the best, responsible. Congratulations Kedah fishermen."
"There is awareness among fishermen in Malaysia now. You guys are awesome," wrote another netizen.
Previously, a video of a whale shark "asking for help" from a group of fishermen in East Malaysia also went viral on social media: