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Monday January 7, 2008

Traffic cops can’t summon those who show MyKad

TRAFFIC policemen cannot issue summonses to motorists who show their MyKad instead of their driving licences, Bukit Aman traffic chief Datuk Hamza Mat Taib said. 

He added that he had taken his men to task several times for issuing summonses to drivers who submitted their MyKad for verification when the officers themselves were not equipped with MyKad electronic readers. 

“All information is available in the MyKad.  

“If the police officer is not equipped with a MyKad reader, then they don't have to issue summonses to motorists (for not producing the driving licence),” he told Berita Minggu

Hamza said 60% of the 4,500 traffic police officers had been equipped with the MyKad reader so far. 

Heart girl Hui Yee goes back to school

Mingguan Malaysia reported that former mechanical heart girl Tee Hui Yee, who received a heart from a donor, had been allowed to enrol into Form Two at a school in Batu Pahat. 

Tee's mother Dina Bato Sam Bua said she was recently informed by the school principal of the offer. 

However, she said the decision depended on the advice of the National Heart Institute consultant Datuk Dr David Chew. 

Dina said Tee, 14, had a good appetite and her weight had gone up to 35kg from 29kg. 


Traders in a bind over flour shortage

Kosmo! reported that several traders complained they could not get enough supply of flour.  

The tabloid reported that the shortage of flour packed in sacks were apparent in the Klang Valley and Johor, which prompted traders to increase the prices of kuih and food stuff.  


  • Other News & Views 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 sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item. 

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