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Friday June 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday June 6, 2014 MYT 11:21:42 AM
by tan sin chow, beh yuen hui, AND a. raman
TOYS imported from China do not meet global safety standards and are potentially hazardous to children as they contain suspected dangerous matter such as cadmium, arsenic ingredients and plumbum, Harian Metro reported.
The report said the contents of these playthings could affect a child’s IQ level, leading to mental retardation, a defective neuro system and even cancer at a young age.
The report quoted expert sources from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, several consumer associations and the Malaysian Paediatrics Association as saying that even touching the products could affect the child.
Ministry enforcement director Mohd Roslan Mayhayuddin said raids since August 2010 had resulted in seizures of several types of hazardous toys, smuggled from abroad to flood markets and bazaars in Malaysia.
> The daily also reported that the efforts of actor Azwan Kombos to mend his three-year relationship with actress Nad Zainal had gone down the drain as her heart was now with another man.
Nad admitted she was now dating fellow actor Hefny Sahad, whom she met on the set of their telemovie Mengintai Syurga Mama in April.
She refused to comment further, saying that she was happy and prayed that everything would proceed smoothly.
The actress also told Kosmo! that Hefny was not the reason for her break-up with Azwan.
Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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