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TASIK KENYIR, 10 Okt -- Pengunjung Santuari Ikan Kelah di Tasik Kenyir, Hulu Terengganu memberi makanan kepada ikan kelah yang terdapat di santuari yang merupakan salah satu tarikan pengunjung di kawasan itu.Mula diusahakan pada Januari 2006, santuari ini kemudiannya dibuka kepada orang ramai pada 15 Okt, 2008 untuk memberi peluang kepada masyarakat melihat sendiri habitat ikan kelah ini.--fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

Fish haven

Visitors to the Kenyir Lake having fun catching and feeding kelah fish. Set up in January 2006, the fish sanctuary was first opened to the public in October 2008.

A really hard habit to kick completely

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite having gone through drug rehab, he just could not kick the habit.

Ali (not his real name) was among 12 people nabbed by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) yesterday, during a two-day operation in the Keramat area. He tested positive for ganja use.

“This is not the first time I’ve been caught by them (AADK). I even went to a rehab centre in Dengkil for nine months,” said Ali when met briefly at the agency’s Sentul office. Asked if he regretted his actions, Ali said yes, but added that it was difficult to quit completely.

AADK director-general Datuk Dr Abd Halim Mohd Hussin said the agency viewed drug addiction as a disease, and as such, used a more humane approach to seek help for those caught.

Tenders open for KEL series vehicle plates

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Road Transport Department has opened tenders for vehicle number plates KEL 1 to KEL 9999 until Oct 23.

Its director Ismasuhaimi Shariff said based on queries from the public over the last few days, the department expects the response to be like those for the previous plate numbers KEE and KEK.

“We expect KEL 1 to KEL 9999 to draw a good collection as there are many combinations which could become words like, KEL 14 (KELIA), KEL 413 (KELAB), KEL I54 (KELISA) and KEL I847 (KELIBAT),” he told reporters at his office here yesterday.

He added that anyone interested to make bookings for the numbers could contact the department director visit its website at http://www/jpj.gov.my — Bernama

Chef Wan serves up M’sian-Mexican dishes 

KUALA LUMPUR: Delectable Malaysian-Mexican fusion dishes such as seafood kerabu (seafood salad) and asam pedas (sour and spicy fish stew) were specially prepared by Malaysian celebrity Chef Wan at the launch of the fourth Flavours of Mexico here on Monday night.

Kerabu is similar to Mexico’s ceviche, a popular dish made from fresh raw seafood cured in citrus juice like lemon or lime, and spiced with chilli peppers, chopped onions, salt and cilantro, while the asam pedas is like caldo de pescado or fish soup.

Chef Wan, whose real name is Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, demonstrated how to cook the first ever Malaysian-Mexican fusion dishes that highlighted the similarity between Malaysian and Mexican cuisine, which is strong in flavour and taste. The event will run until Friday. — Bernama

Higher rate may be allowed for claims  

JOHOR BARU: There is a plan to consider raising the ceiling of claims by consumers in the Tribunal for Consumer Claims Malaysia the for purchase of goods or services, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

He said the move was aimed at ensuring the rate of claims was still relevant because consumers, at the moment, can only claim compensation for goods and services purchased to a maximum of RM25,000.

“So, we are studying what amount is reasonable, because we have courts all over the country, and sometimes these claims are nonsensical,” he said in a Bernama report.

“Therefore, we will take views from all industries before making an announcement,” he said.

Medical assistant claims trial to owning IS material

KUALA LUMPUR: A medical assistant claimed trial in the High Court here to possession of IS-related material on Facebook.

Mohd Khairul Azhar Hasan, 36, allegedly committed the offence through his Facebook account under the name Khairulazhar Hassan.

He allegedly committed the offence at Level 24, E8 Special Branch Division in Bukit Aman here, at 12.20 pm on April 3.

Justice Mohd Sofian Abd Razak set Oct 23 for mention. — Bernama

Navy men now remanded for murder probe

LUMUT: Police have obtained a fresh order from the Seri Manjung magistrate’s court to remand two Royal Malaysian Navy personnel for the murder of two other personnel on Sept 29, instead of for causing hurt or criminal intimidation.

The two will be held for a week under the new remand order issued by Magistrate Ainul Bashiirah Dona Don Biyajid.

On Sept 29, Nik Muhammad Baihaqy Nik Mat, 28, and Muhammad Lailatuliman Mohd Sukri, 26, who were undergoing training, died in the detention room at Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan. Their lungs were bleeding as a result of blunt trauma. — Bernama

More than 250,000 PR1MA homes approved

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 259,882 of 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) units have been approved for construction, of which 141,661 were in various stages of development until September this year.

PR1MA Corporation Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Mutalib Alias said 8,475 units had been completed with 934 keys handed over to the homeowners.

He said 11,944 PR1MA units with a market value of RM3bil had been purchased while more than 1.5 million Malaysians had registered with PR1MA, with 166,972 of them having applied to buy PR1MA homes.

“Most of the PR1MA housing development projects are in Selangor, that is, 19% or 48,419 units,” he said. — Bernama

It wasn’t the flu, it was abuse

IPOH: A doctor at a private hospital here who was checking a three-year-old girl for Influenza A found what he suspected were abuse marks on her.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said the Perak Community Specialist Hospital doctor reported the case to the police last Friday.

“The girl’s mother confessed that she and her 20-year-old husband, who is the girl’s stepfather, had beaten her with their hands and clothes hangers because the girl was too active,” said ACP Sum at a district police monthly gathering at the Pasir Puteh police station here yesterday.

“The girl and her mother are still unfit to provide any details.

“The stepfather works in Penang and is expected to give his statement soon,” he said, adding that the victim did not have Influenza A.

“The girl, along with her two other siblings, a four-month-old brother and a four-year-old sister, are currently at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital,” he added.

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Okt -- Menteri Sumber Manusia Datuk Seri Dr Richard Riot (kiri) disambut para peserta ketika Majlis Perasmian Asean Productivity-Linked Wage Conference hari ini.--fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

Ministry can’t go after MAS over retrenched staff    

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resources Ministry said it is not required by law to explain the delay in taking up the cases of 3,600 retrenched Malaysia Airlines staff to the Industrial Court.

Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said the ministry, through the Industrial Relations Department, had sent out letters to 1,500 of the 3,600 laid-off unionised MAS staff explaining the situation.

Riot said yesterday that MAS was no longer in existence and that the ministry could not go after it. — Bernama

‘It wasn’t me’ 

JOHOR BARU: A woman, said to be the scantily-dressed person in a photo with a policeman that went viral, says she likes cops – but denied that she is the one in the picture.

Going by the Instagram handle @bebyluerena, she posted the photo on her account with a caption stating: “I like policemen (but) this is not me.”

“Many friends have messaged me on social media asking if it was me but it is not,” she wrote in the post, which garnered 5,578 likes by 5pm yesterday.

The woman’s long hair and slender figure resembled the girl in the photograph, leading to speculation that they are the same person.

In another post, @bebyluerena, who has more than 27,000 Instagram followers, claimed that she was in Selangor with her mother when the picture was taken in Segamat on Oct 8.

Visitors to the Kenyir Lake having fun catching and feeding kelah fish. Set up in January 2006, the fish sanctuary was first opened to the public in October 2008.

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