Recent news stories from Malaysia describe bigfoot/giganto sightings
in parts of Johor. This is very relevant to American/Canadian research,
because the animals seen here are believed to be descendents of
a species that originated
in South-East Asia.
The official government inquiry in Malaysia raises the question
of why a serious, open, government investigation is still not happening
anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. For more on that issue, click here.
Bigfoot/giganto sightings in Malaysia are nothing
new. The new factor is the government's supportive attitude
toward projects to investigate the sightings. That's a first, for
any country. Government officials and conservationists with the
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) are openly discussing the subject
with the national news agency (see articles below). The Malaysia
Nature Society is urging people to take the sightings seriously
and regard the giant apes as part of the state's (Johor's) heritage.
Here is the article mentioned by media organizations in Malaysia,
including Bernama (Malaysia National News Agency): The