> Dogs sold for cooking in Penang
A man has been accused of selling dogs for cooking to the Vietnamese foreign workers by the roadside near Ayer Itam market in Penang. Councillor Lim Boon Beng said he had ordered the local council officers to take action on the man for trading without a valid permit. “The enforcement team went there the past few days but did not see him, we will following on this,” said Lim.
> Family of four caught for pimping
A Vietnamese family of four has been caught for pimping young girls in Singapore. A 27-year-old man, his wife, 42, mother-in-law, 68, and sister-in-law, 37, were involved in arranging for girl, aged between 18 and 26 from their home country to go to the Republic for flesh trade. One of the girls, 18, was said to have received 50 customers in two weeks.
>'Robin Hood' influential in fishing town Kuala Sepetang
A man known as ‘Robin Hood’ was reportedly the person calling the shots behind various crime activities in Kuala Sepetang and its surrounding townships. According to a source, the man in his 60s is very influential that he controls and executes plans for smuggling and distribution of drugs, firearms, cigarettes as well as illegal immigrants. He earned the moniker ‘Robin Hood’ from his act of donating (i.e. money laundering) to the local poor, who had even taken him as their "representative" there.
> Subsidised inferior rice packed and sold more expensively
It was estimated that the country lost RM12mil in rice subsidy to dishonest wholesalers, which packed inferior grade Super Tempatan ST15 under another label to sell it at a higher price. Super Tempatan ST15 rice, which contains 15% broken-down rice, is the cheapest available in the market priced between RM16.50 and RM18.50 and is meant to benefit the targeted low-income group.