Saturday, January 2, 2021

Cops detain 31, compound 17 others at KL entertainment outlet

Cops detain 31, compound 17 others at KL entertainment outlet

KUALA LUMPUR: Compounds were issued to 17 locals while 31 foreigners were detained during a raid on an entertainment outlet at Jalan Tun H.S. Lee on Friday (Jan 1).

Acting on a tip-off, police from the Dang Wangi police headquarters raided the outlet at about 2am.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said compounds were issued to 17 locals for breaching the conditional MCO.

"We also detained 31 foreigners for offences under the Immigration Act," he said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 2).

ACP Mohamad Zainal reminded the public to abide by the conditional MCO.

He also urged anyone with information on any violation of the conditional MCO to contact the Dang Wangi police headquarters at 03-2600 2222 or the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.

Cred -thestar 

Recovery MCO extended to March 31, says Ismail Sabri


Recovery MCO extended to March 31, says Ismail Sabri

PETALING JAYA: The recovery MCO throughout the country has been extended from Friday (Jan 1) until March 31, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the Health Ministry conducted risk assessments and found that cases were still increasing significantly.

The government agreed to extend the recovery MCO nationwide except for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah as well as other localities placed under conditional or enhanced MCO, ” he said.

He also said that the Kejora Juara workers’ hostel in Bukit Pasir, Muar, Johor has been placed under enhanced MCO from Jan 2 to Jan 15.

"The Westlite 1 and 2 workers' hostels in Senai, Johor will also be placed under enhanced MCO during the same time period.

"However, the enhanced MCO at Apartment Ria on Jalan Genting, Bentong, Pahang ends today," he said.

He also said 347 individuals were detained for violating the MCO with 337 of them issued compounds and 10 placed under remand.

The country has been under the MCO since March 18 last year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Innocent pleads guilty to cheating manager of RM339,610


Innocent pleads guilty to cheating manager of RM339,610


Nigerian man by the name of “Innocent” has pleaded guilty to cheating the manager of a property company who lost up to RM339,610, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Innocent Uchechukwu Christian (pic), 27, confessed to cheating the 52-year-old woman into investing in a marine product supply project and transferring money into 11 different accounts.

However, Innocent’s fiancĂ©e M. Suvitha, 38, who is seven months pregnant, pleaded not guilty to the same charge.

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court did not grant bail to Innocent who does not have a passport while Suvitha was given bail of RM5,000.

They were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail, whipping and a fine.

> Kosmo! reported that celebrity couple Ayda Jebat and Nabil Mahir, who are set to marry tomorrow, are dreaming of having 13 children.

Nabil, 32, said he chose the number because it was his favourite.

“I am the younger of two siblings while Ayda has 10 siblings. If we are blessed with 13 children, it is like a dream becoming a reality.

“People say it is a blessing. But to be honest, even if we have that number of children, what is important is that they are healthy.

“(It) doesn’t matter if it is one, two or 13 children, ” he said during the launch of Ayda’s latest single Parah Parah.

Ayda said she was ready for a child.

“If there is rezeki (blessing), I am ready to be a mother. I am getting older, not any younger. We really love kids, ” she said.

Ayda, 28, said the wedding ceremony, to be held at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, would be small.

The couple got engaged in April via Google Meet as the country

was under the first phase of the movement control order at the time.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Traditional healer arrested for allegedly molesting saleswoman

Traditional healer arrested for allegedly molesting saleswoman

KUALA BERANG: A traditional healer was arrested by the police yesterday afternoon at his house here after he was suspected of molesting a saleswoman while providing treatment.

Hulu Terengganu Police Chief, Deputy Superintendent Mohd Adli Mat Daud said the 52-year-old suspect who initially claimed to be working at a traditional treatment centre was said to have committed the vile act on Nov 22 and 24, when the victim sought treatment at the his house.

“The suspect’s actions came to light when the 30-year-old victim went to the treatment centre and inquired about the suspect, before being informed that the suspect had actually been suspended. The victim then lodged a police report at the Kuala Berang Police Headquarters,“ he said in a statement today.

The suspect has been remanded for four days beginning today, and the case is being investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code.

Cannabis still considered a dangerous drug in Malay

Cannabis still considered a dangerous drug in Malaysia 

PUTRAJAYA: The status of cannabis as a dangerous drug in Malaysia remains unchanged despite the United Nations’ recent decision to reclassify the substance, says Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (pic).

The Home Minister said cannabis and cannabis-related substances would still be classified as a controlled item under the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the death penalty.

The recent decision by the Convention on Narcotic Drugs does not affect the status of cannabis in the country.

“Cannabis and cannabis-related substances remain regulated under the Dangerous Drugs Act.

“Anyone found guilty of breaking the law will be punished accordingly, ” he said in a statement.

On Wednesday, the UN had voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorised it as one of the world’s most dangerous drugs.

The move came following the recommendation by the World Health Organisation that research into its medical use was made easier.

Hamzah said the reclassification did not mean control on cannabis was loosened at international level.

“Internationally, cannabis is still tightly controlled under Schedule 1 of the 1961 Convention.

“As a member of three UN conventions on drugs – the 1961 Convention, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and the Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance 1988 – Malaysia remains committed to eradicating drug-related crimes domestically and internationally, ” he said.


Housewife turns pickup truck driver delivering fish fry


Housewife turns pickup truck driver delivering fish fry

FACED with dwindling household income due to Covid-19, a housewife from Teluk Intan, Perak, took up a job as a pickup truck driver delivering fish fry across the country, Sin Chew Daily reported

Since May this year, Chen Mei Ling, who has never used GPS navigation in her life, has driven more than several thousand kilometres delivering freshwater fish fry from a hatchery in her hometown to breeding centres in Johor, Selangor and Pahang.

Chen, 50, said she had never imagined that she would one day become a pickup truck driver.

“I used to sew embroidery. But orders stopped at the beginning of the movement control order (MCO), badly affecting my income.

“The owner of a hatchery nearby suggested that I help him make deliveries. I thought I wasn’t suited for the job as it requires long-distance driving and I don’t know the roads well, ” she said.

With encouragement from the owner and her family, Chen decided to give it a try. She felt scared at first but with each successful trip, her confidence grew.

“I’ve overcome so many challenges since and I now know I’m capable of doing the job, ” she said.

    The daily also reported that a man from China who had embarked on a worldwide road trip after ending a long relationship with his girlfriend has found love in Malaysia.

Fan Yuhu, 50, a video director in the advertising industry, spent four years travelling across 77 countries in Europe, northern and southern America, Africa and Asia in his van.

He was stuck in Malaysia from March when the pandemic hit and the MCO began. What was supposed to be a five-day stopover turned into eight months as borders around South-East Asia closed.

Fan did not expect romance to blossom during his prolonged stay when he met 30-year-old Zhu Xinyi from Johor Baru.

Zhu, who had just returned to Malaysia after leaving her job in the Philippines, took up Fan’s offer when he posted an online ad looking for a travelling companion to help him take photos for his book.

They soon fell in love during their road trip and decided to get hitched after dating for two months.


Teenager saved by friends who 'bash' crocodile into submission

We attacked the crocodile until he released our friend 

 A teenager was saved from being eaten by a crocodile after six of his friends "bashed” the reptile, injuring one of its eyes, at Sungai Kampung Mengkabong here.

Tuaran District Police chief DSP Mohd Hamizi Halim said the victim, Azlan Arif Abdullah, 16, sustained injuries to his body, right leg and abdomen in the 3.30pm incident on Thursday (Dec 3).

He said the 1.52m long crocodile attacked the group of children, aged between nine and 16, when they were looking for clams and river snails while trying to cross the river.

"They quickly attacked the crocodile with whatever they in their hands until one of them managed to injure the crocodile’s eye, forcing it to release the teenager,” he said when contacted by Bernama on Friday (Dec 4), adding that the victim’s house was near the mangrove river.

He said the victim, who is being treated at the Tuaran Hospital, would be referred to the Kota Belud Hospital or Papar Hospital for further treatment. - Bernama

TAGS: crocodile, Sungai Mengkabong, teenager, Tuaran


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