Compiled by YIMIE YONG, ROYCE TAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A COUPLE have been detained by police for promoting and selling ganja in liquid form via Facebook, Kosmo! reported.
The 36-year-old man and 37-year-old woman even had a Ramadan “promotion” from May 1 until June 1, the paper added.
Police also seized compressed ganja leaves weighing around 300g, as well as 24 small bottles and 97 syringes containing liquid ganja weighing 2.3kg.
Also confiscated were a rice cooker and four plastic containers of ethanol.
Selangor Narcotics CID chief Asst Comm Amarjit Singh Cher Singh said the couple would soak the ganja in ethanol and then cook it using the rice cooker to process the liquid.
The market value of the drugs seized was estimated to be around RM45,000.
> The Negri Sembilan Islamic Affairs Department (JHEAINS) will form a task force to manage Islamic treatment centres, as well as traditional and complementary medicine, reported Harian Metro.
A JHEAINS spokesman advised all premises offering such treatments to obtain an endorsement letter from the department.
Practitioners also need to have a syariah-compliant certificate.
The department will also raid suspicious treatment centres and monitor the practice of silat in the state.
State Mufti Datuk Mohd Yusof praised the setting up of the task force.
On April 27, a man died after he was beaten up by a group of “traditional medical healers” in a treatment process after he complained of being disturbed by a spirit for a year.
He was punched, kicked and stepped on by three men and two women, who claimed to be healers, until his ribs broke.
> The same daily also reported that actor Nazim Othman had confirmed his divorce from actress Bella Dally.
The 34-year-old actor said he could no longer keep it a secret and thanked everyone for their concern.
“Bella and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers for us all this while,” he was quoted as saying.
Bella posted on her Instagram account that their marriage could not be saved, even though they had tried their best to do so.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.