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MMEA nets foreign fishing boat, RM1.5mil worth of fishing equipment near Pulau Tioman

KEMAMAN: A foreign fishing boat and its 18 crew members have been detained for encroaching and fishing illegally 23 nautical miles off Pulau Tioman on Sunday.

The boat was spotted by a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel patrolling the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) under Operasi Perkasa Timur at 5.25pm.

The fishing boat KG 91652 TS was cornered and stopped after a short chase.

East Coast MMEA director First Admiral Maritime Zulkarnain Mohd Omar said all the fishermen, aged between 20 and 44, failed to produce a valid travel documents nor fishing permit.

Aksem foils attempt by Thai national to smuggle pangolins out of the country

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem) has foiled an attempt by a Thai man to smuggle 60 sacks of live pangolins out of the country Tuesday afternoon.

The man, who was driving a Nissan saloon car, was flagged down at a roadblock before reaching the Immigration, Customs, Security and Quarantine Complex at 2.20pm today.

Kedah Aksem commander Abdul Latif Abdul Rahman said the man was driving alone towards the border checkpoint to leave the country.

Penangites touched by the warmth of Prince Charles, Camilla

The royals began their tour of the state today with a visit to the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site where hundreds of Penangites had gathered to catch a glimpse of the heir to the British throne. Some were lucky enough to shake his hand.

Prince Charles and Camilla first visited St George Church at Lebuh Farquhar before proceeding to Masjid Kapitan Keling at Jalan Buckingham.

At the mosque, Prince Charles also planted an olive tree to mark his visit.

The mosque's chairman Datuk Meera Mydin Mastan said he also shared with the royals the mosque's history.

He also praised Camillia for wearing the scarf provided by the committee when entering the historic prayer hall.

Yellow Temple comes to the aid of flood victims

BUKIT MERTAJAM: In a the true Malaysian spirit, a temple located along Jalan Megat Harun here threw its door open to provide shelter for flood victims, and among those rescued were five Malay families.

Kew Ong Yeah temple vice president Tan Ah Lek said when the disaster struck, a lot of the victims took shelter at nearby school, but it was busy managing students who were sitting for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia exams.

He said the closest evacuation centre which is at the Central Seberang Perai district and land office was packed with victims from other residential areas.

Jutawan tomato

Gua Musang: Sepuluh peserta Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan (TKPM) Lojing membuktikan penanaman tomato yang diusahakan sejak 20 tahun lalu mampu memberi pulangan lumayan sekali gus bergelar jutawan.

Pemangku Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Lembaga Pemasaran Pertanian Persekutuan (FAMA) Operasi Mohd Anis Mohd Yasin berkata, keupayaan peserta menghasilkan tomato berkualiti tinggi dan bertaraf dunia membolehkan hasil pertanian itu bukan saja dipasarkan di negara ini, malah dieksport ke luar negara.

Katanya, kini pendapatan setiap peserta TKPM Lojing mencecah sehingga lebih RM2 juta setahun dengan purata pendapatan RM8,000 sebulan.

Tak sempat umpil mesin tukar duit

Puncak Alam: Dua penjenayah kempunan melarikan wang disimpan di dalam mesin penukaran syiling milik dobi layan diri apabila dikejar polis sebelum diberkas dengan bantuan orang ramai.

Dalam kejadian jam 1.15 pagi kelmarin, dua lelaki menaiki motosikal Yamaha LC merah sebelum berhenti di hadapan kedai dobi di Dataran Suria, di sini.

Menurut sumber, seorang lelaki terbabit masuk ke dalam kedai dobi itu dengan memakai topi keledar sebelum cuba membuka mesin penukaran syiling itu.

“Pada masa sama seorang lagi lelaki menunggu di hadapan premis sambil memerhatikan keadaan sekeliling.

Terima RM127,515.12

Seremban: “Setahu saya arwah baru mencarum hanya sebulan, tidak disangka pulangan adalah sebanyak itu,” kata Sarina Abdul Manap, 40, yang menerima perlindungan takaful Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) dan SSPN-i Plus berjumlah RM127,515.12 di Kampung Siliau Tengah, di sini, semalam.

Sarina berkata, arwah suaminya, Muhammad Zaki Abu Hasan, peminjam PTPTN dan mencarum akaun SSPN-i Plus untuk tiga anak mereka pada Mei lalu.

Katanya, suaminya terkorban selepas terbabit kemalangan motosikal di Batu 8, Jalan Labu, di sini, 19 Jun lalu ketika berusia 39 tahun.

Malaysians to get a taste of Hong Kong at travel fair in Suria KLCC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hong Kong Live travel fair at Suria KLCC here from tomorrow to Nov 12 will give Malaysians a taste of what they can expect in planning their next holiday in the Chinese autonomous territory.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board has spared no effort in bringing a virtual interactive experience of its famous attractions — the Big Bus Hong Kong, the Duckling, Hong Kong Disneyland, Madame Tussauds, Ngong Ping 360, Ocean Park and the Sky100 Observatoon Deck — to the fair.

Celebrity family Awal Ashaari, Scha Al Yahya and their daughter Lara Alana will also be on hand to share their experiences traveling in Hong Kong.

Road project near Tanjung Bungah luxury homes abandoned following a landslide: Resident

GEORGE TOWN: Residents staying near Tanjung Bungah, where a landslide and sinkhole caused the collapse of part of a newly-built luxury homes on Sunday, claimed a similar incident had occurred years ago at an area nearby.

They claimed that a road project located about 200 metres from the affected area had to be closed due to a landslide incident several years ago.

Checks revealed that the Jalan Solok Tanjung Bungah road project which was approved by Penang Island Municipal Council (MBPP) on Feb, 24, 1995 was cordoned off from public and not accessible to vehicles.

However, the damage from that landslide could still be seen from Persiaran Tanjung Bunga 2. There was a blue tarpauline the size of a futsal field covering the collapsed stretch.

Agong presents appointment letters to 9 new envoys

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on Monday presented the letters of appointment to nine new Malaysian envoys, including the new Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand, Jojie Samuel MC Samuel.

Jojie Samuel, 53, who is also the director-general of the Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat since 2016, has previously served as the Malaysian envoy to Cuba, Austria, Turkey, Iraq and Canada.