Possible threats to King, PM foiled with arrest of eight suspected extremists, says Home Minister

PUTRAJAYA: Possible threats against His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia and the Prime Minister were thwarted after the police arrested eight people for suspected links to extremist ideologies. At a press conference here on Monday (June 24) Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the suspects were arrested in an operation on Saturday and...

Company director among eight remanded for RM2mil graft involving Felda land

PUTRAJAYA: Eight individuals, including brokers, bank officers and a company director, have been remanded for alleged bribery involving close to RM2mil from a syndicate selling Felda-owned land in Melaka. It is learnt that graft investigators arrested three brokers and two civilians in Kuala Lumpur while two bank officers and a company director were arrested in Sabah. The...

Nine arrested in connection with businesswoman’s kidnapping in Johor

KULAI: Nine men were arrested in three states in connection to the kidnapping of a 30-year-old businesswoman here. Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said the incident was reported at 3.13pm on May 16, when the victim was abducted at her home by three machete-wielding men. “The kidnappers had asked for a ransom of RM111,000. The victim’s...

Two killed in shootout with cops at NSE’s Tanjung Malim rest stop

PETALING JAYA: Two men were killed following a shootout with the police at the Tanjung Malim rest stop along the North-South Expressway (NSE). Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said a team consisting of personnel from Bukit Aman and Perak CID were trailing a car at about 11.32pm on Saturday (June 1). "Realising they were...

Civil servant among four nabbed for posing as cops, robbing foreign workers

KOTA BARU: A civil servant was among four men arrested for allegedly impersonating police officers and robbing eight Myanmar nationals in Kampung Kubang Tin, Melor, here on Saturday (May 18). Kota Baru deputy police chief Supt Wan Ruzailan Wan Mat Rusoff said in the 10.30pm incident, the victims were on their way home when they were...

Ulu Tiram attack: Singaporean among seven remanded a week

PASIR GUDANG: Seven individuals, including a Singaporean, who were detained on Friday (May 17) in connection with the Ulu Tiram police station attack have been remanded for seven days. The remand order was issued by magistrate Hidayatul Syuhada Shamsudin from Saturday (May 18) until Friday (May 24) at the Seri Alam District police headquarters here. ALSO READ: Ulu...

Man with 33 priors nabbed over Tawau burglary

KOTA KINABALU: A man with 33 drug and criminal offences on his record was among two suspected burglars arrested in connection with a sundry shop break-in at Sabah's east coast Tawau district. Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Jasmin Hussin said the two suspects, aged 39 and 19, were caught in separate operations in the district on Tuesday...

Johor police want Bukit Aman to suspend cops accused of extortion at BSI

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor police will recommend that Bukit Aman suspend the two policemen who allegedly extorted money from travellers at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex near the Causeway. State police chief Comm M. Kumar said the matter must be taken seriously as two separate allegations have surfaced against the same policemen. “At...

Two drug suspects extradited from Malaysia to Thailand

BANGKOK (Bernama): The Office of the Thai Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) today received two Thais suspected of drug trafficking, extradited from Malaysia. The Secretary-General of the ONCB Pol. Lt. Gen. Panurat Lakboon said the ONCB Regional Office 9, Narathiwat Provincial Police, Narathiwat Immigration Police, and military officers from ISOC Region 4 received the suspects at the...

Bank officers among 16 nabbed for selling accounts and ATM cards

SHAH ALAM: Two bank officers are among 16 people arrested for alleged involvement in a syndicate that buys and sells bank accounts and ATM cards for fraudulent activities. Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the suspects were arrested in several raids around Gombak between March 20 and 22. "One of those arrested was a...