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COLLISION IN JOHOR BAHRU PORT LIMITS IN MALAYSIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that a Greece registered bulk carrier, MV Piraeus collided with MV Polaris, a Malaysian Government vessel in Malaysian Territorial Waters at 2.26 p.m. on 9 February 2019.

MV Piraeus was sighted entering Johor Bahru Port Limits in Malaysian Territorial Waters at 2.15 p.m. During communication with MV Polaris, MV Piraeus responded that it will steer clear of MV Polaris. Despite the clear communication and definitive instructions given, the collision happened on first contact until both vessels were cleared of each other at 2.36 p.m.

The Marine Department (MARDEP) has detained the Greek vessel and crew for purposes of a preliminary inquiry as per Section 334(1) of the Malaysian Shipping Ordinance 1952.

There is no report of any injury or oil spill arising from the collision. MARDEP strongly advises ships in Johor Bahru Port Limits located in Malaysian Territorial Waters to exercise caution to avoid untoward incidents in the said waters.

The incident however does not hamper any traffic flow and is away from the Traffic Separation Scheme area.

Malaysia is committed to take appropriate measures to safeguard its territorial integrity, interests and safe navigation of vessels.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

MACC must investigate permit for forest plantation project – MP

IPOH, Kampar Member of Parliament Thomas Su Keong Siong today lodged a report with the Perak Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the approval for a permit given to a company for a 400-hectare forest plantation development project in two locations in the state.

Thomas Su said there was some doubt over how a new five-month-old company could get approval for a permit for a development project in the two locations in the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve and the Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve in Kinta Manjung district.

This is not right. We want to know when the company applied for the land because it was set up on July 26, 2018, and obtained the permit on Dec 14 the same year.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Late Kee Yew to be cremated on Thursday

SIBU, Datuk Andrew Wong Kee Yew, the only son of Sarawak Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh, who died last night, will be cremated at the Nirvana Memorial Park here at 8 am on Thursday.

According to a WhatsApp message forwarded by the chairman of the Bumiputera Unit of the United People’s Party (UPP) of the Bawang Assan Branch, Andrew Shilling Bangit, to the branch youth members, the wake service will be held at the memorial park from 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday.

Kee Yew, who was the chairman of the UPP Bawang Assan Youth, died at his home in Jalan Ipoh here last night.

The 43-year-old former Sibu Municipal Council chairman was found unconscious on the floor of the dressing room in his bedroom by his mother, Datin Seri Leong Poh Lin.

He was pronounced dead by medical personnel at about 11 pm after efforts to resuscitate him failed.

Kee Yew contested in the 14th General Election in May last year as the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Sibu parliamentary seat. He polled 22,389 votes but lost to incumbent Oscar Ling of DAP who polled 33,811 votes in the four-cornered contest.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Whoever is involved in RM90 million claim will be called – MACC

KUCHING, The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has stressed that whoever is involved in the claim that RM90 million was allegedly channelled into the accounts of PAS leaders, will be called to assist in the investigations.

MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, while not wanting to raise speculations, said the commission’s task was to ascertain whether or not the money was deposited into the accounts.

I do not want to speculate on whether certain individuals will be called or not…because corruption is not about speculations or expectations. It is (based) more on facts, he told Bernama at the Majlis Amanat Perdana Integriti 2019 (MAPI) programme graced by Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Six missing anglers found safe near Kendi Island

GEORGE TOWN, Six anglers who were reported missing after they failed to return home from a fishing trip yesterday morning have been found safe about 4.30pm today.

Seberang Perai Selatan district police chief Supt Shafee Abdul Samad said the six anglers, aged 30 to 49, were found safe on board of their fibreglass boat about 20 nautical miles southwest of Kendi Island by a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) patrol boat.

The boat skipper Mohd Khairul Anuar Mohd Salleh, 30, informed the rescue team that his boat experienced faulty engine and drifted to where they were found, he said when contacted.

Shafee also said that all six anglers were taken to the Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) jetty at Batu Maung near here.

The six anglers were reportedly went out to the sea for a fishing trip from the Tanjung Berembang Jetty, Nibong Tebal at 8am yesterday.

A police report was lodged this morning over their disappearance before the MMEA launched the search and rescue operations involving the Marine Police Force and the Malaysia Civil Defence Force.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Inquest: Adib in EMRS vehicle when FRT vehicle reversed – Witness

SHAH ALAM, The inquest to determine the cause of death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was told that the victim was in an Emergency Medical Rescue Service (EMRS) vehicle when a Fire Rescue Tender (FRT) vehicle started to reverse after it was attacked by a group of people.

Medic Ahmad Shahrill Othman, who was also the EMRS vehicle driver, said that when the FRT vehicle reversed, he felt the vehicle he was driving being pushed back at the same time.

He said that at that time, Muhammad Adib, who was also a member of the EMRS, was seated next to him and they were both still communicating.

It felt like the FRT vehicle was pushing my EMRS vehicle and I said ‘Azim’s too fast’. He (Muhamad Adib) did not reply though.

He (Muhamad Adib) looked startled and he held the dashboard with his right hand and has his left hand on the door of the vehicle, he said in his reply to a question from deputy public prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah.

The third witness said this on the opening day today of the inquest held here today.

Muhammad Adib, 24, who was a member of the EMRS from the Subang Jaya Fire & Rescue Station, was seriously injured during the riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, on Nov 27 last year.

He succumbed to his injuries on Dec 17 last year at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

Meanwhile, second witness Md Elliza Mohd Noor, who was the FRT vehicle driver from the Subang Jaya Fire & Rescue Station, resumed with his testimony this afternoon and said that he had reversed his vehicle for about 80 metres when it was attacked by the rioters.

When reversing, there were two vehicles at the back – a Proton Exora taxi and an unidentified car, he said.

Md Elliza, at one point, appeared to be teary-eyed while looking at and flipping through documents and pictures of Muhammad Adib that were shown to him.

The inquest, before Judge Rofiah Mohamad who is sitting as the coroner, continues tomorrow with a visit to the scene of the riots in the vicinity of the temple.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Inquest: Adib in EMRS vehicle when FRT vehicle reversed – Witness

SHAH ALAM, The inquest to determine the cause of death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was told that the victim was in an Emergency Medical Rescue Service (EMRS) vehicle when a Fire Rescue Tender (FRT) vehicle started to reverse after it was attacked by a group of people.

Medic Ahmad Shahrill Othman, who was also the EMRS vehicle driver, said that when the FRT vehicle reversed, he felt the vehicle he was driving being pushed back at the same time.

He said that at that time, Muhammad Adib, who was also a member of the EMRS, was seated next to him and they were both still communicating.

It felt like the FRT vehicle was pushing my EMRS vehicle and I said ‘Azim’s too fast’. He (Muhamad Adib) did not reply though.

He (Muhamad Adib) looked startled and he held the dashboard with his right hand and has his left hand on the door of the vehicle, he said in his reply to a question from deputy public prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah.

The third witness said this on the opening day today of the inquest held here today.

Muhammad Adib, 24, who was a member of the EMRS from the Subang Jaya Fire & Rescue Station, was seriously injured during the riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, on Nov 27 last year.

He succumbed to his injuries on Dec 17 last year at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

Meanwhile, second witness Md Elliza Mohd Noor, who was the FRT vehicle driver from the Subang Jaya Fire & Rescue Station, resumed with his testimony this afternoon and said that he had reversed his vehicle for about 80 metres when it was attacked by the rioters.

When reversing, there were two vehicles at the back – a Proton Exora taxi and an unidentified car, he said.

Md Elliza, at one point, appeared to be teary-eyed while looking at and flipping through documents and pictures of Muhammad Adib that were shown to him.

The inquest, before Judge Rofiah Mohamad who is sitting as the coroner, continues tomorrow with a visit to the scene of the riots in the vicinity of the temple.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)