Cops want to help JAIS track down Nur Sajat


Compiled by C. ARUNO, MARTIN CARVALHO and R. ARAVINTHAN

STATE police are willing to help the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) trace the whereabouts of cosmetics entrepreneur Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruzzaman, better known as Nur Sajat, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Acting Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said JAIS had yet to officially contact the police for assistance in the matter.

It was reported that JAIS had raided Nur Sajat’s home in Section 10, Kota Damansara at about 9pm on Sunday but was unable to locate him.

The well-known entrepreneur is wanted by JAIS for failing to show up at the Syariah High Court to answer charges for dressing up as a woman, which is frowned upon in Islam.

The court had issued a warrant of arrest against Nur Sajat on Feb 23 after the entrepreneur failed to show up for case mention, and is believed to have gone into hiding.

> Over 300 people gathered at Pantai Tanjung Rhu in Langkawi to look for stranded marine life following a rare low-tide phenomenon, Berita Harian reported.

Besides fish, there were cuttlefish, starfish, seahorses, sea cucumber, crabs and sea urchins.

The phenomenon is said to occur once a year for an hour at the beginning of March, resulting in the appearance of a 600m sandbank offshore that seems to connect three nearby islands.

Visitor Sally Hazri Razali, 43, said she arrived at the beach at about 7am to witness the phenomenon.

“It is such a waste of an opportunity not to come and walk on the sandbank, ” she said.

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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