Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, CRYSTAL CHIAM SHIYING and R. ARAVINTHAN
THOSE behind fake charity collection boxes could make as much as RM3mil per month reported Harian Metro.
A source had said that each of the boxes, often placed in restaurants around Kuala Lumpur, could collect almost RM200 per day.
“While there are genuine collection boxes around, there are fake ones as well,” claimed the source.
The daily said that its investigation showed that many of the restaurant workers where the boxes were placed were unaware of its origins and the beneficiary of the proceeds.
Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) director Datuk Haris Kasim said the department launched an operation from July 28 to Aug 16 and found 549 “illegal” boxes, and 137 individuals are being investigated.
> A man’s dream to fly the Jalur Gemilang along the 840km stretch between Bachok, Kelantan and Kangar, Perlis came to a tragic end when he was killed in an accident, reported Kosmo!
Rosdi @ Che Yusof Md. Nor, 47, died on the spot at 2.30pm on Sunday from injuries he suffered after he was hit by a car.
The accident occurred along the Tasik Banding, Gerik stretch of the highway when the vehicle was coming down a hill.
The driver of the car hit a road divider before crashing into Rosdi.
Rosdi was the leader of a Merdeka convoy organised by the Bachok Umno Youth division.
“He was leading the convoy with a smile. He was determined to fly the Jalur Gemilang throughout the 840km,” said Mohd Arif Roslan, 23, a participant in the same group.
> Veteran composer and musician Datuk Ahmad Nawab laments that he will one day be forgotten by Malaysians, Utusan Malaysia reported.
He said despite what people might think, he was still active in the music industry.
“I’m afraid that I will end up like P. Ramlee. He is now remembered as a great artiste, but that recognition only came after he was long gone. When he was working at Merdeka Studio in 1964, he was boycotted by the industry and his contract was abruptly terminated because his songs were not selling. I know this because I was very close to him,” he said at his house in Gombak.
Ahmad Nawab’s songs have been covered by popular artistes in the 1970s and 1980s such as Ramlah Ram, Uji Rashid, Hail Amir and Salamiah Hassan.
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