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Police officer among 227 nabbed for flouting RMCO

A senior police officer was among 227 people detained in operations to check on compliance with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) carried out in Petaling Jaya earlier today.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said that the 39-year-old officer was arrested at about 3 am at an entertainment centre in Kelana Jaya after preventing members of the mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) unit from carrying out RMCO monitoring duties.

He said that the MPV team went to the entertainment centre after a tip off that the premises was still operating and was full of visitors even though it was approaching 3 am.

“During the incident, the police officer, believed to be a customer of the club, had introduced himself as a senior officer working under the Selangor contingent. However, later, the man uttered provocative words and insults as well as trying to threaten policemen on duty,” he said when contacted today.

Nik Ezanee said that the police officer was then arrested and a check found that he was a police officer working at a district police headquarters in Selangor.

He said that the case was being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing civil servants from carrying out their duties and Regulation 11 (1) Rule 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 for violating the RMCO.

In the early hours operations, raids were carried out at three separate entertainment premises in the district which also saw compounds issued to 227 individuals for flouting the RMCO, he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Remand extended for 13 men involved in Pangkor brawl

— The remand period for 13 men who were arrested over their alleged involvement in a brawl in front of a temple in Sungai Pinang Besar, Pulau Pangkor, here, on Tuesday (Sept 1) has been extended till tomorrow.

Manjung District Police chief ACP Nor Omar Sappi said the remand order for all suspects aged 16 to 50 was extended today after their four-day remand period from Wednesday ended yesterday.

“The remand extension was done to enable the police to complete investigations into the case under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting.

“So far, the motive for the incident is still the same, namely dissatisfaction over parking issues at the Pangkor jetty,” he said when contacted here today.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Operation continued to find Nora Anne’s underwear – Witness

SEREMBAN The Coroner’s Court here today was told that a day after Nora Anne Quoirin’s body was found on Aug 13 last year, police were still continuing operation at the scene to locate the victim’s underwear.

 

The third witness in the inquest into the death of the Irish-French teenager, Nilai Police chief Supt Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar said the operation was carried out on Aug 14, following the discovery of the naked body, about 2.5 km from the resort where she and her family stayed.

 

“After returning from the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital on the night of Aug 13, I held a small meeting with my search team because the investigating officer informed me that the victim’s family disclosed that the teenager only had on her underwear the last time she was seen.

 

 

 

“There was a lingering question on the whereabouts of her underwear because the body that we found was naked. So, I planned an operation to search for the victim’s underwear the next day,” he said when testifying at the inquest which entered its third day today.

 

Asked by Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad whether the subject was found, the witness who was the search and rescue (SAR) operation commander said it was not found despite having mobilised a total of 361 personnel for the purpose.

 

Mohd Nor Marzukee said the operation was only carried out for one day starting at 8.30 am.

 

 

The inquest proceedings before Coroner Maimoonah Aid will last for two weeks from Aug 24 to 28 and will continue from Sept 1 to 4.

 

A total of 64 witnesses will be called to testify to assist in the investigation.

 

Nora Anne, 15, went missing on Aug 4 last year, a day after she and her family arrived in Malaysia for a two-week holiday at a resort in Pantai here, about 60 km south of Kuala Lumpur.

 

Nora Anne’s body was found nine days later on Aug 13, near a stream in a hilly area, about 2.5 km from the resort, following a massive search.

 

A preliminary post-mortem report revealed there were no criminal elements in Nora Anne’s death and that the teenager had died of gastrointestinal bleeding, due to prolonged stress and hunger.

 

The inquest continues tomorrow.

 

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Police open investigation paper on minister for breaching quarantine – IGP

KUALA LUMPUR Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador today confirmed that Bukit Aman has opened an investigation paper on Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali for flouting mandatory home quarantine after returning from Turkey on July 7.

 

“Police have opened an investigation paper on this case,” he told Bernama TV in a brief reply via WhatsApp application here today.

 

Meanwhile, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Investigation/Legal) DCP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that thus far police have received 27 reports pertaining to the issue.

 

 

 

“Police are investigating Mohd Khairuddin in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342),” he said.

 

The Health Ministry, in a statement yesterday, said that it had issued a compound of RM1,000 to Mohd Khairuddin on Aug 7 for breaching the regulations. Mohd Khairuddin has settled the compound.

 

Mohd Khairuddin reportedly returned from Turkey on July 7 and the first nasopharyngeal swab sample was taken on the same day and was found to be negative. The second and third COVID-19 screening tests also showed negative results.

 

 

Recently, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok claimed that the minister did not undergo the 14 days quarantine after returning from Turkey.

 

As a result, Mohd Khairuddin, who is also a PAS central committee member, was heavily criticised by many parties for failing to comply with the SOPs set by the authorities, in particular defying the quarantine instructions for returning Malaysians from abroad.

 

The RM1,000 compound issued against Mohd Khairuddin has further sparked anger among netizens on social media sites.

 

In a separate statement yesterday, Mohd Khairuddin said he will return his salary as minister from May to August and contribute the amount to the COVID-19 Fund under the Ministry of Health.

 

 

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

 

Three Pakistani men, Bangladeshi national charged with raping, sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl

KAJANG Three Pakistani men and a Bangladeshi pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge with raping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

The Pakistani nationals — Muhammad Haque Anwar Ul, 34; Yousaf Gul, 35; Astar Khan, 29, and Bangladeshi Md Suhag Hosan, 33, made the plea before judge Mohd Kafli Che Ali.

On the rape charge, Yousaf was alleged to have committed the offence at a condominium at Jalan Hulu Langat Batu 9 Cheras, Hulu Langat in November 2018, while Anwar Ul and Mg Suhag were alleged to have raped the girl at the same place last year.

They were charged under Section 375 (g) of the Penal Code and faced an imprisonment for up to 30 years and is liable to whipping, if found guilty.

Astar was charged under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 with physical sexual assault on the girl at the same place in November 2019.

He faced an imprisonment for up to 20 years and is liable to whipping, if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutor Norhana Sahat did not offer bail as the accused are foreigners, but Anwar Ul, represented by Dr Pritam Singh Doal, requested to be allowed bail and that he has a relative who is married to a Malaysian.

Judge Mohd Kafli then allowed Anwar Ul bail of RM10,000 with a Malaysian surety and also ordered him to surrender his passport to the court, as well as to not intimidate the victim.

The three other accused were not allowed bail.

The court set Oct 5 for mention.

Last Oct 6, a lorry driver, who is the girl’s father, pleaded guilty in the Shah Alam Sessions Court to charges with sexually exploiting his daughter and wife. The court set tomorrow to hear the facts of the case before sentencing him.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Former minister private sec to be charged for corruption tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR A former cabinet minister’s senior private secretary will be charged with corruption involving almost RM3 million in the Sessions Court here tomorrow.

The case is believed to be related to a company which was awarded an advertisement project under the ministry.

According to the case list at the court, the case involving Mohd Saifullah Mohd Minggu @ Mohd Hisham would be heard before Judge Azura Alwi at 9am.

On Aug 15, the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court allowed an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand Mohd Saifullah to assist in investigations under the MACC Act 2009.

The 29-year-old man is in on a five-day remand until tomorrow.

It is learnt that he would be charged with more than 10 counts of accepting bribes last year under Section 16 (a) (B) of the MACC Act 2009.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

MACC detains 11 individuals for alleged bribery over RM750,000 ship repair projects

KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained 11 individuals, including an operations manager of a shipping engineering company for alleged involvement in a bribery case amounting to RM750, 000 in connection to ship repair projects between 2015 and 2019.

According to a MACC source, the suspects, aged between 37 and 56, were nabbed in operations around Johor yesterday.

“It is understood that the suspects asked for and accepted the bribes from two contractor companies in exchange for awarding them the repair projects and expediting the payment process.

“The suspects are said to have asked the contractors to pay the bribes in instalments,” the source said when contacted today.

Meanwhile, MACC Investigations director Datuk Norazlan Mohd Razali, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the arrests and said the case was being investigated under Section 16 (a) (A) of the MACC Act 2009.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency