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207 food products worth more than RM4,000 impounded by Perak Health Department

IPOH, A total of 207 food products worth RM4,678.79 were impounded by the Perak Health Department in a Food Safety Operation (Ops Zhu) carried out in conjunction with the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration.

State Health Director, Datuk Dr Ding Lay Ming said that in the operation carried out from Jan 18 until yesterday, 81 products were found to have exceeded the expiry date while 126 food packages were damaged, dented and the address of the food importer not stated on the label.

Premises owners were also given notices under Section 32B for violating Rule 14(9)(b) of the Food Regulations 1985 for selling expired food and fined RM3,000, she said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Terengganu JPJ detains eight illegal school van operators

KUALA TERENGGANU, The Terengganu Road Transport Department (JPJ) detained eight operators of illegal school vans in the district of Kemaman in a four-day operation beginning on Jan 20.

Its director, Zulkarnain Yasin said the detention followed public complaints and investigation by the department’s intelligence unit and offenders could be prosecuted under Section 23 (2) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which carries a minimum fine of RM1,000 or a maximum of RM10,000 or imprisonment or both upon conviction.

All those detained are aged between 30 and 50 years and inspection by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) found that they were not involved in drug abuse.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Man charged with running unlicenced remittance services

KUALA LUMPUR, A businessman was charged today with two counts of running an unlicenced remittance service and using the words ‘Licenced Money Transfer Services Business’ on his premises two years ago.

Mohamad Azim Haja Yusof, 28, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out before Judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail at the Sessions Court here.

For the first charge, he was, as the sole owner of Mahy Berkat Global Resources, accused of conducting a remittance service business without a licence.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Drivers’ bad attitude contributes to accidents, congestion on expressways – Baru Bian

KUALA LUMPUR, Drivers’ reckless attitude continued to be the contributing factor on traffic congestion and accidents on the expressways, and not the discounted toll rates, said Works Minister Baru Bian.

He said the drivers’ bad attitude continued to contribute to the statistic every year.

Discount in toll charges is the concession companies’ way to show appreciation to their customers and has nothing to do with the traffic congestion experienced during the festive seasons.


Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)


PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 2019 (Bernama) — The government will look into introducing a new act to curb corrupt conduct in political funding, Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said today.

He said political parties require funding to operate as the cost of political activities is getting higher.

“This is a very big problem where political parties need funding because without funding, they can’t function,” he said at a press conference after launching the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 here.

The NACP has 115 initiatives covering six priority areas: politics, public procurement, law enforcement, public sector administration, legislation and the judiciary, as well as corporate governance.

Now we must have a source of funding, and it must be legal, as well as recognised by the government.

“So the government is looking at how funding should not be seen as a bribe to the party or government. It is a very difficult process, but we will find way out,” Dr Mahathir said.

Asked how confident the government is in implementing the NACP, Dr Mahathir said: “At the moment, the reports say that corruption is not happening as often or much as before. But most of the reports were from what happened before, and not now. Apparently, people are less prone to corruption now.

To a question on Pakatan Harapan’s loss in the Cameron Highlands by-election recently, Dr Mahathir, who is Pakatan Harapan chairman, said: “There seems to be some evidence that money was used by some parties to gain support. That is corruption.”

Meanwhile, Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, said talks with all political parties on political funding management are entering the final stage.

“We have discussed it with the Attorney-General and time is being provided to respond to everything we raised.

“When we get the feedback, and if it’s positive, we will proceed with the draft legislation to be brought to Parliament via Cabinet,” Abu Kassim said.

Asked for his thoughts on the appointment of people in the political circle filling positions in government agencies and government-linked companies, he said there was nothing wrong if the individual was judged on merit and qualification.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

Sarawak police all out to fight drug menace this year

SERIAN, Sarawak police are giving priority in the fight against drug menace in the state by hunting down drug addicts and traffickers, Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Azman Yusof said.

Drugs seem to be the root cause for so many other crimes. We will go all out in fighting it.

I will direct all District Police chiefs to focus on the drug problem, he told a press conference after launching the Op Selamat 14 campaign in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration in Pekan Siburan, near here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

SEDC strictly complies with halal certification procedures- Chairman

KUCHING: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC Sarawak) has always complied with the halal certification procedures for all its chain of hotels under its tourism and hospitality division.

SEDC Sarawak chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain said the government agency has always secured the halal certification from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) through endorsements from Jabatan Agama Islam Sarawak (Jais).

SEDC Sarawak has always emphasised the importance of having halal certification from both Jakim and Jais in order to serve our Muslim customers in meeting their religious obligations.

This also covers the wide range of goods and services which are available at all of the hotels where we are operating, he said during the handing over of Halal Certificate for the Orchid Garden Coffee House at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching.

Present at the ceremony were president of Sarawak Islamic Council Datu Misnu Taha, Assistant Minister of Utility (Rural Electricity)Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, grand Mufti of Sarawak Datu Kipli Yaasin, general manager of SEDC Sarawak Abdul Hadi Datuk Abdul Kadir and deputy general managers Rakayah Hamdan and Edwin Abit.

Source: Sarawak Government