Officer remanded in graft probe
KANGAR: A Perlis Veterinary Services Department senior officer was remanded for four days to facilitate investigations into alleged abuse of power and bribery of RM9,600.
Sessions judge Rosita Md Lazim granted the remand order yesterday after allowing an application by the MACC.
The 44-year-old suspect, who is also a doctor, was alleged to have abused his position by approving the Poultry Farming and Other Activities licence under the name of two firms without complying to procedures.
It is believed the suspect had occupied a house owned by the companies without paying rent from November 2016 until November 2017.
Also remanded was the 39-year-old company owner from Alor Setar, Kedah. – Bernama
Two Anih Berhad patrol unit personnel Shahrizad Mahmood (right) and Mohd Ridzuan Zainal Abidin (centre) helping a highway user replace a punctured tyre in Temerloh while on duty at the East Coast Expressway (LPT1). – Bernama
250 students in Kuala Nerus get aid
KUALA NERUS: Bank Rakyat Foundation (YBR) handed out school aid to 250 students in the Kuala Nerus parliamentary constituency to ease the financial burden of their families.
YBR general manager Norashikin Shaharudin said a total of 4,250 students nationwide had received RM100 and a schoolbag each since the programme started in January.
“After Kuala Nerus, this programme will continue in Kerteh, Kemaman and end in Johor next month,” she said yesterday.
Man gets 40 years for raping stepdaughter
KOTA KINABALU: A man was sentenced to 40 years’ jail and 20 strokes of the rotan for two counts of raping his stepdaughter at a house in Menggatal.
Sessions Court judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad handed down the sentence yesterday after the 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to the charges.
He was sentenced to 20 years in jail and 10 strokes for raping the girl when she was 12 in December 2015. He received another 20 years and 10 strokes for raping her at the same house in February 2016.
The judge ordered him to serve the sentences consecutively.
‘Taking care of lives is compulsory’
BATU PAHAT: The refusal of some parents to have their children vaccinated can contribute to a rise in infectious diseases, according to Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat.
He said such action by the “anti-vaccine group” was at a worrying level, especially so when several diseases, such as tuberculosis or TB, had been on the rise as there was no vaccination since birth.
“Some of them refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated, citing religious reasons and so on. However, we have to bear in mind that taking care of lives is ‘wajib’ (compulsory),” he told reporters after opening the state-level World Tuberculosis Day 2018 at the Advance Technology Training Centre (ADTEC) near here yesterday. – Bernama
British tourist dies after fall in park