AVA contractor fined over illegal trap to catch monkeys
He set up cage to trap monkeys about 10m from nature reserve
A government contractor has been fined for illegally setting up a monkey trap outside the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Mr Jack Pang was fined for the offence, the National Parks Board (NParks) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
But NParks, which fined him, did not respond to queries by The Straits Times about the fine amount.
The AVA said it had hired Mr Pang for animal control operations after receiving feedback about monkey nuisance and aggression in the Bukit Timah area.