The beaches in Port Dickson are safe for visitors as no picnickers have been attacked by crocodiles or sharks there, said Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
He said the wound suffered by a visitor to Port Dickson, which was widely talked about in the internet, was not caused by a crocodile, shark or any other wild beast.
He said reports that he received from medical experts stated that the wound could have been caused by other things but not wild beasts.
"I did not say this, but according to experts who studied the case, we are not sure what had caused the wound. There are many possibilities, probably it was caused by corrals," he told reporters after chairing the State Exco meeting, here Monday.
He said that never in the history of Port Dickson had any visitor been attacked by wild beasts such as crocodiles or sharks.
He hoped members of the public would keep calm and not jump to conclusions based on the speculations in the internet.
He also disclosed that generally, Port Dickson was a holiday resort that was safe to visit.
"We carry out monitoring. Along the beaches, we have control towers with assistance from the St John Ambulance, Civil Defence Department and RELA," he said.
Whether the visitors chose to stay in the hotel or make camp on the beach, they did not have to worry about their safety, he said.
He said this when commenting on a report in the internet that a man was attacked and bitten in the leg by an animal believed to be a crocodile.
Source : Bernama
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