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Dancer does mum proud

Rabiah Ahmad taking a closer look at the medal won by her daughter Nurasilah Adibah Abdul Rashid, 14, at the “Dance World Cup 2018” in Sitges, Spain recently. A total of 64 participants from Sabah represented Malaysia at the event. 


Man loses RM120,000 in love scam

SIBU: A 27-year-old salesman was cheated of more than RM120,000 in a love scam.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the man had befriended a woman who identified herself as Lisa Chen from the United States on Facebook on April 5.

The woman soon expressed her love for him and her intention of getting married, along with a promise to remit her father’s pension worth US$2mil (RM8.1mil) to him.

The victim was also told to send money over to her to cover the wedding expenses, and he subsequently transferred RM121,870.53 to six different bank accounts from May 31 to July 1.

A few days later, he received a letter from “Bank Negara” informing him that RM485,000 had been deposited into his account, but upon checking, he realised he had been conned by the woman.


Three nabbed for drug trafficking

PARIT: Three suspects were detained for alleged drug trafficking at Kampung Tok Paduka Raja, Pulau Tiga here last Monday.

Perak Tengah district police chief Supt Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said two women, aged 35 and 32, and a 49-year-old man, were arrested at about 8am.

He said all of them were taking drugs when police raided the place.

Police also seized plastic packets containing drugs from a male suspect. — Bernama


Provide excellent service, TM told 

KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) broadband service must be of high standard and on par with those offered by other companies in the world.

He welcomed the move by TM in introducing new broadband plans, which included a new affordable entry level Unifi package at 30Mbps at below RM100 a month for the lower-income or B40 segment.

TM, at an information session with the media last Tuesday, also announced the Unifi “turbo” plans which offered more than double the current speed at the same price and special package upgrade for Streamyx customers in Unifi areas. — Bernama


Lessons disrupted by floods in Miri 

MIRI: School lessons for 120 students at SK Long Bemang in Baram were disrupted by floods yesterday.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat spokesman Mejar Ismail Mahedin said the school session ended early when the flood water rose to as high as 1.5m at the school and the teachers’ quarters.

“The water level at the administration block, hostel, hall and the hostel kitchen rose to between 0.3m and 1m,” he said in a statement. — Bernama

The Hershey’s flotilla buggy styled based on the American automobile theme of “sunny California-dreaming convertible Cadillac”.

Redefining retail experience for travellers

SEPANG: The world’s first Hershey’s flotilla buggy was launched as a mobile retail concept at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Wednesday.

The vehicle, which was converted from a conventional buggy, was a collaboration between Malaysia Airports, DR Group and The Hershey Company as a way of redefining the retail experience for travellers.

Styled on an American convertible Cadillac, the buggy was fitted with headlights and engine sounds, along with images of Malaysian landmarks.

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