IGP orders probe into plastic waste issue

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  • Saturday, 29 Jun 2019


INSPECTOR-General of Police Datuk Seri Ab­­dul Hamid Bador has ordered an investigation into the involvement of gangsters in the smuggling and processing of imported plastic waste, reported Harian Metro.

Abdul Hamid said those responsible should be hauled to court, adding that nobody had the right to threaten others.

He was responding to threats following the Malay daily’s report which showed factories in Kuala Langat, Selangor, continuing to import and process plastic waste without

permit despite being sealed earlier for breaching rules and regulations.

Selangor police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin confirmed that a house in the district was splashed with red paint recently over the reports.


> Kosmo! reported that actor Adam Corrie Lee had lashed out at those spreading ru­­mours of him no longer wanting to be active in the entertainment industry after becoming an “ustaz”.

Adam, who embraced Islam in 2007, said he rarely got acting offers after becoming a Muslim.

“I never said I wanted to stop acting. But some people went around claiming that I no longer wanted to be an actor,” he was quoted as saying.

Adam, who shot to fame after a role in the local hit KL Gangster more than two decades ago, said he only received an offer to act in a new movie at the age of 51.

“Filming is completed. I play a character who was willing to leave his wife and child behind for the sake of Islam,” he said, adding that he would still act as a gangster should the chance arise.

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.

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