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More checks cause drop in meat cartel-related cases, says deputy minister

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah 40 minutes ago
KOTA BARU: Increased checks by enforcement agencies have led to a reduction in cases linked to the infamous meat cartel, Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Ahmad Marzuk Shaary claimed.
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Only chariot, minus procession, allowed to and from Batu Caves for Thaipusam
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Covid-19: Workplace clusters continue to climb
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Enforcement officer narrowly avoids being splashed by hot water
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KL's iconic buildings to get facelift
KUALA LUMPUR: The decaying century-old cluster of colonial buildings at the junction of Jalan Raja and Jalan Tun Perak here will be given a facelift.
'Make abortion pills available at clinics, pharmacies'
KUALA LUMPUR: Experts are calling for abortion pills to be made available at public health clinics and pharmacies to prevent cases of overdose and serious health complications.
Expert: Find solution to curb rise of online abortion pills
KUALA LUMPUR: Solutions must be provided to overcome the rise in the sale of abortion pills online.
Crime & Courts
Kota Baru bomoh charged with sexually assaulting female patient
Marine police seize fireworks worth RM80,000 in JB
Bukit Aman, Penang police smash cigarette smuggling syndicate
Raub teacher cheated out of RM27,500 in Macau Scam
Man fined for threatening to circulate ex-girlfriend's nude photos
JEMPOL: An unemployed man was fined RM3,500 by the Bahau Magistrate’s Court after he pleaded guilty to threatening to circulate his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend’s nude photos on WhatsApp.
Former GE14 candidate detained for drug possession, distribution
KUALA LUMPUR: A former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth wing's (Armada) vice chief candidate in the party's election last August has been detained for possession and distribution of liquid ketamine.
Two plead guilty, two claim trial to provoking cops
GEORGE TOWN: Two road users pleaded guilty while another two claimed trial on charges of obstructing civil servants from performing their duties.
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More checks cause drop in meat cartel-related cases, says deputy minister
Only chariot, minus procession, allowed to and from Batu Caves for Thaipusam
Covid-19: Workplace clusters continue to climb
Enforcement officer narrowly avoids being splashed by hot water
Covid-19: 2 fatalities today were in their 30s
KUALA LUMPUR: Two of the 11 Covid-19 fatalities reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) as of noon today were patients in their thirties.
Covid-19: Nearly 2pct foreign workers tested are positive
KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly two per cent of foreign workers tested under the mandatory Covid-19 screening programme have been found positive for the virus, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
54 nabbed for attempting inter-state, inter-district travel without permission
KUALA LUMPUR: Fifty-four people who were attempting to travel inter-state or inter-district without permission from the authorities were nabbed on Saturday.
Government / Public Policy
'Ample food supply, no profiteering'
Cooking oil subsidy for 1kg polybag has existed since November 2016
Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 to be improved under Permai scheme [NSTTV]
Permai package: RM2.5k tax relief for phone, computer purchases extended another year
Finance Ministry to expedite BPN2.0 payments starting Jan 21
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry will expedite the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional Phase 2 (BPN 2.0) payments totalling RM2.38 billion to the 11.06 million eligible recipients, who comprise 10.6 million BPN recipients and about 460,000 new recipients.
MCO 2.0: Registered childcare centres can operate
KUALA LUMPUR: Childcare centres registered with the Social Welfare Department are allowed to operate during the two-week Movement Control Order (MCO) enforced in five states and Federal Territories.
MCO 2.0: Shopping malls can operate
KUALA LUMPUR: Shopping malls, hypermarkets and departmental stores are allowed to operate during the two-week Movement Control Order (MCO) period now enforced in five states and Federal Territories.
Politics
Hadi: Those disrupting state of emergency implementation 'must be dealt with'
'For the sake of the Malay race, Ahmad Zahid must resign'
PH submits 3 names to be part of Independent Committee
A majority of MPs submitted letter to the King, says Anwar
Pas: Umno, Bersatu should join forces for GE15
KUALA LUMPUR: Pas wants Umno, which leads the Muafakat Nasional (MN), and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), which leads the Perikatan Nasional (PN), to join forces in facing the 15th General Election (GE15), said its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Azalina shoots down Umno bid to reconvene Dewan Rakyat
KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has shot down a bid by Umno to petition for the Dewan Rakyat to reconvene.
Umno general assembly postponed due to MCO, emergency
KUALA LUMPUR: The 2020 Umno general assembly, originally scheduled for Jan 30 and 31, has been postponed to a later date due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the Emergency proclamation.