Guna duit i-Sinar sewa lori seludup ketum

PENDANG – ⁩⁦Seorang lelaki ditahan polis pada Selasa selepas cuba menyeludup 1.5 tan daun ketum menggunakan sebuah lori jenis bonded tiga tan yang disewanya menggunakan wang i-Sinar. Ketua Polis Daerah Pendang, Deputi Superintendan Arriz Sham Hamezah berkata, kegiatan suspek berusia 34 tahun itu terbongkar apabila dia ditahan oleh sepasukan polis dari Balai Polis Kubur Panjang […]

Shine no more – KWSP i-Sinar used by Malaysian to transport drugs worth RM 22k

Police has arrested a man from Kedah after they discovered over 1.5 tonnes of ketum leaves in a 3-tonne lorry that he rented with his i-Sinar KWSP funds. Pendang police chief, Deputy Superintendent Arriz Sham Hamezah told reporters that the 34-year-old suspect was on the way to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, from Kuala Nerang, Kedah, when […]

Seven stars for MAB’s Covid-19 safety protocol

MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAB) received seven stars — equivalent to full marks — from Airline Ratings.com in an independent review of its Covid-19 health and safety measures. Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail said Covid-19 has presented a challenge unlike any the aviation industry had faced previously, and MAB needed to adapt its services and protocols […]

Biggest clients spare Sime Darby Plantation despite US sanctions

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Sime Darby Plantation Bhd’s (SDP) biggest customers have not taken a blanket decision to ban its palm oil and palm oil products following the United States sanctions over forced labour allegations in the production process. While keeping a lid on its biggest clients, Sime Darby Oils Sdn Bhd managing director […]

E-wallet operator TNG Digital in advanced talks with investors to raise at least US$150m

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian e-wallet operator owned by CIMB Group and China’s Ant Group is in advanced talks with investors to raise at least US$150 million (RM606 million) to fund expansion plans, four sources familiar with the matter said. The coronavirus pandemic has propelled demand for digital payment services around the world, but Malaysia’s market […]

England launches fines crackdown on lockdown-breakers

LONDON — Police in England will be able to issue bigger fines to those breaking coronavirus lockdown measures by partying, with penalties of up to £6,400 (RM35,400), interior minister Priti Patel said yesterday. The new fines regime, which comes into force next week, targets those attending house parties and other illegal gatherings, with penalties doubling […]

Blaze at world’s biggest vaccine manufacturing hub kills five

MUMBAI – Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India on Thursday, but the company insisted the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue. Rescue workers discovered five bodies in the under-construction building after the blaze at the Serum Institute of […]

US charges Indonesian extremist Hambali in 2002 Bali bombings

US military prosecutors have filed formal charges against an Indonesian Islamic extremist and two others in the 2002 Bali bombings and 2003 Jakarta attack, the Pentagon said Thursday. The charges were filed nearly 18 years after the three were captured in Thailand and after each has spent more than 14 years in the US military […]

Decision to ban dual citizenships in Japan upheld

A JAPANESE court has upheld the government’s decision to ban dual citizenships after the law was challenged over its legality. In what is believed to be the first judicial decision on the matter, the Tokyo District Court made the ruling after hearing arguments from lawyers for eight plaintiffs and also from the government’s side. Presiding […]