Power supply to illegal gambling dens cut


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  • Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

BATANG KALI: Police and Tenaga Nasional Bhd have cut electricity supply to three known illegal gambling dens in Hulu Selangor.

Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt Lim Bak Pha said the premises involved were located in Batang Kali and Kota Sentosa.

“The premises were previously raided for illegal gambling and we are cutting electricity supply to make it harder for them to resume operations,” he told reporters at one of the premises yesterday.

He said this year police raided 57 premises and arrested 151 people.

Those with information can contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.

Comedian loses MPV 

KUALA LUMPUR: Thieves are believed to have driven off a multipurpose vehicle owned by comedian Nabil Ahmad.

According to mStar Online, The Star’s Bahasa Malaysia portal, Nabil found his Toyota Vellfire MPV missing after he attended an event at his four-year-old daughter’s school in Taman Tun Dr Ismail here.

The theft came hours before he was scheduled to host season four of the reality TV singing show Gegar Vaganza (GV4).

“My family and I attended a concert at Naira Mikayla’s school on Sunday but when we wanted to leave at about 2pm, the car that was parked outside the school was gone,” he said when met backstage at a GV4 concert at Dewan Sri Putra in Bukit Jalil on Sunday night.

Nabil has lodged a police report.

Fisheries Dept: Ikan tamban safe to eat

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Fisheries Department has dismissed a warning on social media that a certain fish is toxic due to its unusually large eggs.

Department director Dr Ahemad Sade said it was likely that the gutted ikan tamban or mackerel with white globules resembling eggs, as shown in the photo being widely shared on social media, did not originate from Sabah.

“Such fish can be found in temperate waters as well so the photo could have originated from outside Sabah,” he said.

Dr Ahemad said the department collected samples of the fish in Lahad Datu and Sandakan after the photo went viral last week.

“We did not find any fish with enlarged eggs among the samples,” he said, adding that there had been no instances of fish eggs being found toxic in the state and that ikan tamban was safe for consumption..

Cops: Speeding could have caused deadly crash

KOTA KINABALU: Speeding is likely to be a factor in the fatal accident in the northern Pitas district that killed four secondary students last week.

Kota Marudu police chief Supt Izaan Abdullah said the multipurpose vehicle was speeding when the driver, who was also a student, lost control of the car after it went through an uneven patch of the road.

The vehicle skidded off the Pitas Kanibongan road. Izaan said they were continuing their investigations into the mishap and would be submitting a report to the Deputy Public Prosecutor here.

A Public Works Department official said they had carried out checks immediately after the mishap and determined that there was no pothole on that stretch of road.

The driver, a Form Six student, lost control of the vehicle at about 6.30am on Oct 24 while on the way to SMK Pitas II.

Six held over brawl triggered by car accident

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested six men for allegedly involved in a fight after an accident on the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP).

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said police were alerted at about 1.15pm on Sunday to an accident on the LDP near the IOI Mall bound for Sunway involving a Satria Neo and a Toyota Vios.

ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin said when police arrived at the scene, both the drivers were fighting.

They ignored police orders to disperse. 

AC P Megat Mohamad Aminuddin said the driver of the Satria Neo entered his car and reversed, causing it to hit the Toyota Vios and the police car behind.

Police arrested the six suspects, who are in their 40s, and brought them to the Serdang district police headquarters for further action.

Drug trafficker gets death sentence

GEORGE TOWN: A 33-year-old man was sentenced to death by the High Court here for trafficking in more than 17gm of drugs more than two years ago. 

Mohd Sufian Hashim, who ran a business selling tudung, turned his head to shield his face from press photographers as he was led out of the courtroom yesterday.

Mohd Sufian was found guilty of trafficking in 17.13gm of heroin and monoacetylmorphine in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, at about 2.20am on July 6, 2015.

The offence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction. Penang High Court Judicial Commissioner Abdul Wahab Mohamed, in his judgment, said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Lawyer M. Puven represented Mohd Sufian while DPP Ema Syafawati Abdul Wahab prosecuted.

Indonesian pleads guilty to storing IS images

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian, who works at a sawmill in Johor, got into trouble for storing 73 images relating to the Islamic State (IS) militant group in his smartphone.

Tahang Yuddin, 37, pleaded guilty yesterday to having those images in his phone and was jailed three-and-a-half years.

The offence was committed at the travel control office, special branch, Sultan Iskandar Building in Johor Baru at 1.45pm on Dec 8, 2016.

Tahang told the court that he was working at a sawmill in Johor and would go back to Indonesia after serving the jail sentence.

Centre sets 10% target as organ donors

 JOHOR BARU: The National Transplant Resource Centre hopes to record at least an organ donor per million population and for 10% of the population to pledge their organs in the next five years.

The centre’s head Dr Omar Sulaiman said it has recorded only 0.68 donor per million population, which was significantly lower than Spain’s 35 donors per million,the highest in the world.

“Only 400,000 Malaysians, or 1.2% of the population, have pledged to donate their organs since we started in 1975, of whom only 5% became actual donors.

“Pledgers do not necessarily become donors as they may not be suitable candidates or their families did not give consent,” he said after the Grief Response Organ Donation Awareness course yesterday.

The centre has been going all out to educate the public and signing up more pledgers, as the country is still in need of more donors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Fisheries Department has dismissed a warning on social media that a certain fish is toxic due to its unusually large eggs.

Department director Dr Ahemad Sade said it was likely that the gutted ikan tamban or mackerel with white globules resembling eggs, as shown in the photo being widely shared on social media, did not originate from Sabah.

“Such fish can be found in temperate waters as well so the photo could have originated from outside Sabah,” he said.

Dr Ahemad said the department collected samples of the fish in Lahad Datu and Sandakan after the photo went viral last week.

“We did not find any fish with enlarged eggs among the samples,” he said, adding that there had been no instances of fish eggs being found toxic in the state and that ikan tamban was safe for consumption.

KOTA KINABALU: Speeding is likely to be a factor in the fatal accident in the northern Pitas district that killed four secondary students last week.

Kota Marudu police chief Supt Izaan Abdullah said the multipurpose vehicle was speeding when the driver, who was also a student, lost control of the car after it went through an uneven patch of the road.

The vehicle skidded off the Pitas-Kanibongan road. Izaan said they were continuing their investigations into the mishap and would be submitting a report to the Deputy Public Prosecutor here.

A Public Works Department official said they had carried out checks immediately after the mishap and determined that there was no pothole on that stretch of road.

The driver, a Form Six student, lost control of the vehicle at about 6.30am on Oct 24 while on the way to SMK Pitas II.

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested six men for allegedly involved in a fight after an accident on the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP).

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said police were alerted at about 1.15pm on Sunday to an accident on the LDP near the IOI Mall bound for Sunway involving a Satria Neo and a Toyota Vios.

ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin said when police arrived at the scene, both the drivers were fighting.

They ignored police orders to disperse.

ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin said the driver of the Satria Neo entered his car and reversed, causing it to hit the Toyota Vios and the police car behind.

Police arrested the six suspects, who are in their 40s, and brought them to the Serdang district police headquarters for further action.

GEORGE TOWN: A 33-year-old man was sentenced to death by the High Court here for trafficking in more than 17gm of drugs more than two years ago.

Mohd Sufian Hashim, who ran a business selling tudung, turned his head to shield his face from press photographers as he was led out of the courtroom yesterday.

Mohd Sufian was found guilty of trafficking in 17.13gm of heroin and monoacetylmorphine in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, at about 2.20am on July 6, 2015.

The offence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Penang High Court Judicial Commissioner Abdul Wahab Mohamed, in his judgment, said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Lawyer M. Puven represented Mohd Sufian while DPP Ema Syafawati Abdul Wahab prosecuted.

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian, who works at a sawmill in Johor, got into trouble for storing 73 images relating to the Islamic State (IS) militant group in his smartphone.

Tahang Yuddin, 37, pleaded guilty yesterday to having those images in his phone and was jailed three-and-a-half years.

The offence was committed at the travel control office, special branch, Sultan Iskandar Building in Johor Baru at 1.45pm on Dec 8, 2016.

Tahang told the court that he was working at a sawmill in Johor and would go back to Indonesia after serving the jail sentence.

JOHOR BARU: The National Transplant Resource Centre hopes to record at least an organ donor per million population and for 10% of the population to pledge their organs in the next five years.

The centre’s head Dr Omar Sulaiman said it has recorded only 0.68 donor per million population, which was significantly lower than Spain’s 35 donors per million, the highest in the world.

“Only 400,000 Malaysians, or 1.2% of the population, have pledged to donate their organs since we started in 1975, of whom only 5% became actual donors.

“Pledgers do not necessarily become donors as they may not be suitable candidates or their families did not give consent,” he said after the Grief Response Organ Donation Awareness course yesterday.

The centre has been going all out to educate the public and signing up more pledgers, as the country is still in need of more donors.

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