Several roads in Ipoh closed for Chap Goh Meh

IPOH: Several roads in the city will be closed off for a procession in conjunction with Chap Goh Meh this Saturday (Feb 24). A spokesman from the Ipoh City Council said the affected areas would be between Ipoh Old Town and DR Seenivasagam Recreational Park, with roads to be closed between 6pm and 9pm. "This is to...

Victim fell asleep in car without opening windows, say Ipoh cops

IPOH: The woman found dead inside a car parked at the parking lot of the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital on Tuesday was sleeping in the backseat without opening the car windows, say police. Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan said the woman was taking care of her ill father who was warded at the hospital. “She had...

Police looking for British couple who settled on-the-spot summons, says Perak top cop

IPOH: The police are trying to locate the British couple to help with their investigation over the incident whereby a traffic policeman had allegedly issued and offered to settle a traffic summons. Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusof Hassan Basri said the couple are believed to be in a neighbouring country. ALSO READ: Bukit Aman probes...

Activist to be charged with obstructing public servant, says PSM

IPOH: An activist who was injured during an eviction process at a vegetable farm in Kanthan will be charged with obstructing public servants from performing their duties. PSM deputy chairman S. Arutchelvan said Chong Yee Shan, who is also a party central committee member, was notified by police that she would be charged at the Ipoh...

Underground water damaged new Meru Raya-Klebang road, says Ipoh mayor

IPOH: The flow of water underground led to the damaged surface of the recently-completed Meru Raya-Klebang connecting road near here, says Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin. He said the water flow had damaged the road's subgrade and subbase. As such, the road is unable to support heavy loads, resulting in damage to its surface, he added. “The situation...

Ipoh cops probe viral video of ‘gambling den worker’ being scolded

IPOH: Police here are investigating a viral video said to show a group of men reprimanding a worker at a convenience store suspected of fronting an illegal gambling operation. Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan said they were made aware of the clip on Sunday (Dec 17). "The video has captured public attention but we have no...

Senior cops on murder charge gives media the slip on the way into courtroom

IPOH: Members of the media were surprised when the senior police officer who was charged with the murder of a 17-year-old student entered the Magistrate Court from another route that bypassed the crowd of waiting journalists and camera crew. Having waited for hours for the opportunity to capture some footage, many members of the press were...

Fatal Ipoh accident: Senior cop tested negative for drugs, says Perak police chief

IPOH: About 12 reports have been lodged in relation to the case where a Form Five student was killed after being allegedly rammed by a car driven by a senior police officer in Meru Raya here on Friday (Dec 15). Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the reports were received since...

Visit Perak Year 2024 to kick off with Ipoh Old Town stamp collection programme, says Nga

IPOH: Tourists to Ipoh Old Town can soon collect stamps and win prizes, says Nga Kor Ming. The Local Government Development Minister said he will introduce a "passport" to collect the stamps to encourage tourists to come to the city as the Visit Perak Year 2024 kicks off next year. "We have 56 locations where tourists can...

Do not worry about summonses when applying for Ramadan bazaar slots, says Ipoh Mayor

IPOH: Traders who wish to apply for slots in the upcoming Ramadan bazaar do not need to worry about unpaid local council summons, says mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin. He said the local council will try to make it easier for people to generate an income, especially after dealing with difficulties during the pandemic years. “People have just...