News in brief: Aug 4
PENANG KPDNHEP SEIZES 2,000 LITRES OF SUBSIDISED DIESEL
BUKIT MERTAJAM -- The Penang office of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) seized 2,000 litres of subsidised diesel and a lorry worth RM17,000 in a raid at Jalan Baru here yesterday.
Its enforcement chief A.Mogan said acting upon information and intelligence, the team managed to track down a suspicious two-tonne lorry while filing up diesel at a petrol station at 6 pm.
“The lorry's tank had been modified. A lorry driver and his assistant, both local men in their 30s, were detained.
“They both admitted to buying subsidised diesel at several petrol stations before selling it at a higher price,” he said in a statement today.
ZERO COVID-19 CASES IN PENANG REMAND PRISON SINCE JUNE LAST YEAR
GEORGE TOWN -- The Penang Remand Prison has not recorded any new COVID-19 cases among its inmates here since June last year following stringent enforcement to contain the pandemic, its director Mohamad Jusoh Ismail said today.
“Each new inmate will be quarantined at the Bukit Mertajam Satellite Prison near here first before being sent to the Penang Remand Prison.
“They will be quarantined again here to ensure they are completely free from the virus before being placed in a cell with other prisoners," he told reporters after launching the Maal Hijrah Celebration at the prison.
TAREKAT AL-NAQSYABANDIAH AL-KHALIDIYYAH IN SEREMBAN CLOSED FOR SIX MONTHS
SEREMBAN -- The Tarekat al-Naqsyabandiah al-Khalidiyyah centre in Labu is closed for six months, effective yesterday, following complaints of acts or matters that contradict the Islamic law at the premises.
Negeri Sembilan Mufti Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad said the closure was to enable further investigation before the state Fatwa Muzakarah Committee made a decision on whether or not to revoke the registration of the centre.
“As we know, Tarekat al-Naqsyabandiah al-Khalidiyyah is one of the famous tarekat in the world,” he said in a statement today.
MELAKA JKR PROJECTS NOT AFFECTED BY RISING BUILDING MATERIAL COSTS
MELAKA -- The state government has assured that no projects under the Melaka Public Works Department (JKR) have been affected so far and can be completed according to the stipulated time despite the rising cost of building materials.
State Works, Transport, Public Infrastructure and Flood Mitigation committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman said JKR also took the initiative by rescheduling the prices of goods based on the new prices of goods in the market.
“If there is a delay in completing a project, it was due to other factors such as lack of workers and pandemic,” he told reporters when met here today.