Giant pandas due in Malaysia today
TWO giant pandas are expected to arrive in Malaysia from China today.
The pair are due to arrive early in the morning via MASkargo, to take advantage of the cool air during their transfer.
The mammals will be quarantined for a month before making their public debut.
Prime Minister Najib Razak will open their enclosure at Zoo Negara at the end of next month.
China's ambassador to Malaysia, Huang Huikang, confirmed last week that the pandas would arrive before Mr Najib's visit to China, which is scheduled for Tuesday.
Fu Wa and Feng Yi - both born on Aug 23, 2006 - are on loan to Malaysia for 10 years to mark the 40th anniversary of Malaysia-China relations.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK