A 26-year-old female student, who flew two Scottish fold cats from Moscow, is facing charges for not following import rules
The student could be fined up to RM100,000 or imprisoned for six years, or both, for the offences
On 4 October, Selangor Malaysian Quarantine Inspection Services (MAQIS) director Dr Tarmisal Alimin said, "It is an offence under Section 15(1) of the MAQIS Act 2011, punishable under Section 15 (2) of the same Act."
In a guide prepared by MAQIS, a veterinary health certificate is needed from the exporting country, a MAQIS import permit, and a vaccination record book.
Your pet must also be fitted with an identification microchip and have a pet passport, among many other requirements.
The cats have been quarantined while waiting for an investigation into the case