This mermaid was apparently found in Teluk Bahang, Penang.
Photos like this were circulating the internet since August this year.
When a reader forwarded the email to a local Chinese newspaper, the Department of Fisheries was contacted to find out more about the creature. An official from the department said that they had not received any reports about the odd catch, nor had they ever heard anything about such a creature. He requested that the photos of the creature's body be forwarded to his department so they could verify the incident.
More photos here
What do you think ? true of false ?