1. ARMY FOILS GAS TANK SMUGGLING ATTEMPT ACROSS MALAYSIA-INDONESIA BORDER
SERIAN: An attempt to smuggle 68 tanks of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by two Indonesian men was thwarted by the 10th Battalion Royal Ranger Regiment (RRD) team at Tebedu Inland Port in Serian at 7.44 am yesterday.
Captain Jorani Dawum said five of his team members were conducting ‘Operasi Awas’ when they came across three vans with some individuals working to move gas tanks about 600 metres from the Malaysia-Indonesia border.
Two suspects, aged 31 and 34, who were not able to escape, were handed over to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) and the van filled with gas tanks estimated to be worth around RM37,000 was seized.
According to Jorani, an inspection showed that the suspects were carrying LPG tanks without any permits or licenses from the KPDNHEP.
2. TEENAGE GIRL AMONG FOUR NABBED DURING NARCOTICS OPS
MIRI: A 17-year-old girl was among four individuals apprehended during an anti-drug raid on a house at Jalan Piasau Utara Miri on Sunday.
District police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said the other three arrested were a man, 33, from Kampung Tudan and two local women, aged 26 and 34.
Lim said the suspects were arrested by a team from the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) Miri during the 1.30pm operation.
Further inspection inside the house uncovered 20 plastic packets containing crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine, weighing a total of 10.6g, estimated to have a street value of RM1,900.
All four individuals have been taken to the NCID Miri office. The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
3. SCHOOL RECEIVES NEW CHAIRS AND TABLES
SIBU: SJK (C) Kiew Nang received 130 new sets of chairs and tables costing a total of RM20,000.
The school was razed by a fire on May 21st this year which destroyed its canteen, four classrooms, and toilets.
A community leader of Kiew Nang Poh, Kapitan Connie Loh responded to the call by the chairman of the school board of management, Tiong Hock Kieng to donate the items.
Kapitan Connie said, RM5,000.00 was his personal donation while RM3,000 was donated through the collection from his family members and the balance was donated by 12 Lions Clubs.
Connie, who is also the chairman of KRT Kiew Nang and Wanita chief of PSB Dudong hopes that the students will have a more conducive environment for their studies.