Archives for February 11, 2015
KOTA KINABALU: — Perintah berkurung di kawasan perairan Zon Selamat Timur Sabah (ESSZone), yang sepatutnya berakhir 10 Feb, dilanjutkan sehingga 26 Feb ini, kata Pesuruhjaya Polis Sabah Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman.
Beliau berkata keputusan melanjutkan perintah berkurung itu, yang merangkumi enam daerah di kawasan pantai timur Sabah, dibuat selepas mengambil kira situasi keselamatan di kawasan berkenaan selain atas permintaan banyak pihak.
“Selepas mengambil kira beberapa faktor keselamatan, saya terpaksa melanjutkan perintah berkurung ini yang masuk fasa ke-14 mulai esok,” katanya kepada pemberita di sini, Selasa.
Fasa pertama perintah berkurung dari 7 malam hingga 5 pagi di kawasan ESSZone mula dikuatkuasakan pada 19 Julai tahun lepas berikutan beberapa insiden penculikan melibatkan rakyat tempatan dan asing di beberapa daerah di timur Sabah.
Jalaluddin berkata pasukan keselamatan menahan 126 orang melibatkan 84 kes sepanjang 13 fasa perintah berkurung itu dikuatkuasakan di ESSZone.
Beliau berkata daripada jumlah itu, seramai 82 rakyat tempatan dan warga Indonesia dan Filipina telah mengaku bersalah kerana melanggar arahan perintah berkurung di bawah Seksyen 31 (2) Akta Polis 1967.
“Selebihnya ialah pesalah yang masih dalam tahanan, yang akan dibicarakan,” katanya.
Sementara itu, Jalaluddin berkata pasukan khas yang ditubuhkan akan bekerjasama dengan polis kontinjen Sarawak bagi menyiasat sindiket curi kereta di Sabah dan dipercayai dijual di negara jiran.
“Kita berhubung dengan polis Sarawak dan kita akan mengadakan mesyuarat dua hala dalam masa terdekat bagi membincangkan isu sindiket ini,” katanya.
Setakat ini, seramai 12 rakyat tempatan ditahan kerana disyaki terlibat dalam sindiket itu dan siasatan akan menjurus kepada tindakan mengikut Akta Pencegahan Jenayah (POCA).
Baru-baru ini, seorang mangsa kecurian kereta mendedahkan kepada sebuah akhbar tempatan bahawa kenderaannya itu yang dicuri di Penampang, Sabah telah ditemui di Long Bawan, Indonesia hasil bantuan polis Indonesia.
Mangsa turut mendakwa melihat beberapa kenderaan di Long Bawan masih menggunakan nombor pendaftaran kenderaan seperti di Sabah.
Jalaluddin berkata sehingga semalam, daripada 556 kenderaan yang dilaporkan hilang sepanjang tahun lepas, sebanyak 11 kereta pacuan empat roda menggunakan nombor pendaftaran Sabah telah dijumpai. — BERNAMA
Acting ASP Mohammad Khairani Khalid, who was attached to the Bukit Aman Special Action Unit (UTK) when he made the arrest on Datu Amir Bahar Hushin Kiram, said he did not know what happened to Gina Teves as she was not implicated in the case despite being arrested with her husband.
The couple was arrested on March 23, 2013 at a bushy and swampy area at Kampung Sri Melor in Semporna.
During cross examination, counsel Datuk N. Sivananthan asked the witness if he knew whether the woman was still in police custody or in the custody of any other Malaysian authority as there was confirmation that she had never re-entered the Philippines, nor had she contacted her family since her arrest.
“I do not know,” replied the witness.
Mohammad Khairani, who is now an escort and security officer to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, was testifying in the trial of 30 individuals, including Datu Amir Bahar, linked to the armed intrusion that occurred at Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu.
Sivananthan: Are you aware that the immigration authorities have no record of deporting Gina Teves, which would have been done for someone who had been arrested?
Mohammad Khairani: I do not know.
Sivananthan: Are you aware that since Gina Teves was arrested, she had not made contact with her two sons?
Mohammad Khairani: I do not know.
“Do you agree with me that for some reason, Gina Teves has been prevented from contacting her family, especially her two sons, and that would be an exceptionally cruel act on the part of whoever is detaining them (sons)?” questioned Sivananthan further, to which the witness replied he did not know.
Mohammad Khairani agreed with the lawyer that he had not been shown any document in court that Teves had been deported.
To a question by Sivananthan, the witness did not remember if ACP Hazani Ghazali, the commanding officer in the operation to track down and arrest suspects linked to the intrusion, had mentioned in his operations briefing that Datu Amir Bahar was assisting the police to negotiate with the intruders at Kampung Tanduo.
In the dock are 27 Filipinos and three local residents who are facing one to multiple charges of being members of a terrorist group, waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, recruiting members for a terrorist group or wilfully harbouring individuals they knew to be members of a terrorist group.
They allegedly committed the offences between Feb 12 and April 10, 2013.
The hearing before Justice Stephen Chung continues tomorrow at the Sabah Prisons Department.– BERNAMA
PUTRAJAYA, (Feb 11) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Naib Tun Razak today received contributions amounting to RM10 million for the Tabung Ihsan Pemulihan Masjid Banjir Kelantan to restore mosques and surau damaged by floods in the East Coast state last December.
The ceremony was held at the Perdana Putra building, here, with several cabinet ministers including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed also present.
The cheques for the contributions were handed over to the prime minister by representatives of the donors which included Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd, Bank Rakyat, Felcra Bhd and Special Committee to Promote Understanding and Harmony Among Religious Adherents under the National Unity and Integration Department.
Chairman of the fund, Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the setting up of the fund on Jan 20 this year was initiated by the Kelantan Umno religious bureau and being monitored by the Commttee of Trustees to ensure transparent distribution of the aid.
He said the recent floods in Kelantan, regarded as the worst ever, had badly damaged 83 mosques and 242 surau.
“It is estimated that RM20 million is needed for the repair works and to replace damage items like carpets,” he added — BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR: — Asean armed forces chiefs concurred that the Islamic Nation (IS) militant group will threaten the region if it was not checked early.
Malaysian Armed Forces chief, General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zain said a regional network to share intelligence would be set up to prevent the spread of the IS.
“Other than sharing military intelligence information, we will also take up the matter much higher by conducting military analysis to check the entry of IS,” he told reporters at the end of a two-day Asean Chiefs Of Defence Forces Informal Meeting (ACDIM 2015), here, today.
He said the potential of a more serious threat was feared if the nations in the region did not nip the problem in the bud.
Asked on the threats of terrorists in the country, Zulkifeli said Malaysia was not exempted as some Malaysians were influenced by terrorist groups such as IS and Jemaah Islamiah.
He said the public must play a role by becoming the eyes and ears of the government and promptly report to the authorities if they saw individuals or groups carrying out any action which could raise suspicion. — BERNAMA
TUARAN, (Feb 11) — Tuaran Police detained a local man and seized 316 grammes of ganja worth about RM2,000 at Jalan Gayaratau Bundu Tahuri, Tamparuli, here yesterday.
Acting district police chief ASP Juraimah Ismail said a policemen on patrol found the drugs when inspecting a car driven by the suspect (in his 30s) at about 3.30am.
“Police found five cubes of compressed ganja and 15 packets of dried leaves believed to be ganja weighing 316 grammes and worth about RM2,000,” she said here today.
She said the case was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 15(1)(a) of the same Act because the suspect had also tested positive for drugs.
Juraimah said that if convicted, the suspect could be fined up to RM5,000 or jailed for up to two years.–BERNAMA
TUARAN, (11 Feb) — Polis menahan seorang lelaki dan merampas dadah dipercayai jenis ganja seberat 316 gram bernilai RM2,000 di Jalan Gayaratau Bundu Tahuri, Tamparuli pada Selasa.
Pemangku Ketua Polis Daerah Tuaran ASP Juraimah Ismail berkata dadah itu ditemui di dalam kereta yang dipandu suspek berusia 30-an itu semasa Unit Kereta Peronda Polis Tuaran memriksanya kira-kira 3.30 pagi.
“Polis menemui lima kiub (ganja mampat dalam bentuk kiub) dan 15 paket plastik pelbagai saiz berisi daun kering mampat dipercayai dadah jenis ganja,” katanya di sini hari ini.
Juraimah berkata kes itu disiasat mengikut Seksyen 39B Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952. — BERNAMA