Dr Nisha Thayananthan from Malaysia won Miss Personality in Miss Asia World 2017

Dr Nisha with the evening gown by Ehsan Hail Couture.

Dr Nisha Thayananthan, a medical doctor from Seremban – Malaysia , won Miss Personality in the annual Miss Asia World pageant after impressing a panel of 20 judges. She defeated 30 other contestants from all over Asia to win this prestigious Miss Personality Title.

Elie Nahas, is the organizer and the pageant was held in Beirut, Lebanon to help the underprivileged children.

We got the opportunity to interview Dr Nisha after the winning. She replied us as follows.

Dr Nisha presented with Miss Personality sash by Elie Nahas, spouse of the organizer Elie Nahas.
Dr Nisha presented with Miss Personality sash by Elie Nahas, spouse of the organizer Elie Nahas.

How was the whole experience?
It was a good experience as I met new friends from different parts of Asia. They are very friendly and we visited many beautiful places of Lebanon together. We also engaged ourselves in many fun activities together. I gained enormous experience from this international pageant and it will be very useful for my other upcoming international pageants.

Dr Nisha on the bike for official photo shoot of Miss Asia World 2017.
Dr Nisha on the bike for official photo shoot of Miss Asia World 2017.

How you felt when winning for Malaysia?

I felt very happy for this winning as my fellow contestants were equally competitive. It was a dream come true for me.

Dr Nisha with one of the judges of Miss Asia World 2017.
Dr Nisha with one of the judges of Miss Asia World 2017.

How did Malaysia supported you for this pageant?

Malaysian fans have been supportive always. Ehsan Hail Couture was my official evening gown sponsor and Philip Reynold was my national costume sponsor. I must take this opportunity to thank Enricos Organisation who has been supporting me always.

Dr Nisha at the official bikini shoot for Miss Asia World 2017.
Dr Nisha at the official bikini shoot for Miss Asia World 2017.

What are your future plans?

I am planning to join other national pageants and I am planning to put in my best efforts to win. As a medical doctor, my winnings could be used as platform to serve the nation.

Dr Nisha with Miss Asia World 2016.
Dr Nisha with Miss Asia World 2016.

Malayachronicles.com wishes Dr Nisha all the best. Never stop dreaming, and never give up.

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Nhaveen’s case now reclassified as murder, IGP says

D. Shanti, the mother of bully victim T. Nhaveen, could not control her grief after being told of her son’s death at the Penang Hospital, June 15, 2017. — Bernama pic.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Inspector- General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has instructed the current investigation on T. Nhaveen to be reclassified as murder following the 18-year-old’s death this evening.

The country’s top policeman said he was shocked by the Penangite’s death and expressed his condolences to the teenager’s family.

“I am deeply shocked and saddened by the demise of T. Nhaveen. As a father, I too feel the immense grief which the late teenager’s family members are experiencing at this moment.

“His family lost a son, and the nation lost an ambitious young man.

“I have ordered my team to reclassify Nhaveen’s case as murder. I will personally make sure that we bring the victim’s assaulters to face justice,” Khalid told Malay Mail Online in a text message.

Murder, which falls under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Penang police had been investigating the case under Section 147 for rioting which is punishable with jail up to two years, or a fine, or both, and Section 377CA of the Penal Code which criminalises the sexual connection by object, whereby an object is inserted into the vagina or anus of another person without consent.

Those found guilty can be punished with a jail term between five and 30 years and whipping.

Nhaveen, who was savagely beaten up and sodomised with an object last Saturday, was declared dead at 6pm today.

The unconscious teen was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Penang Hospital in George Town with massive injuries, including burnt marks on his back and a torn anus following the violent attack by a group of five other boys aged between 16 and 18.

He was believed to have been the victim of chronic bullying by schoolmates before that.

Nhaveen’s friend, T. Previin, 19, who was also being attacked on June 10 escaped when the initial two attackers hauled the 18-year-old off to a field in Jalan Kaki Bukit where three other teenagers later joined in the assault.

The five attackers are currently under police custody.

Three of them have completed Form Five and are waiting for SPM results while two are currently in Form Five.

The five teenagers are believed to be involved in another assault case involving another 19-year-old boy back in May and have been further detained for investigations into the case.

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If an investment sounds too good to be true… it usually is!

Most Malaysians fall for unsustainable schemes as it fits their criteria of a 'dream investment'. — Reuters pic.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Illegal investment schemes such as money games promising 20 per cent monthly returns are unsustainable as legitimate investments usually only get up to 12 per cent annual returns, a licenced financial adviser said.

Yap Ming Hui said investment options such as equity or unit trusts investing in stocks with high risks and offering high returns could on average “touch 12 per cent a year but over a three to five-year period.”

“You get that (12 per cent) provided you have selected the right fund. It’s not guaranteed,” he told Malay Mail Online.

He said most Malaysians fall for unsustainable schemes as it fits their criteria of a “dream investment” — an uncomplicated plan promising guaranteed high monthly returns such as 20 per cent and that does not require effort to understand.

“They want it fast. They want it immediately in one month or two months. They can’t wait say three years, five years. Then it’ll be selling like hot cakes, but the biggest problem is it’s not sustainable,” he said.

While some may have truly believed such “dream investments” exist and invested after a trusted friend or family member promoted it to them, others know it is a scam but think they can “outsmart the scheme operator.”

The latter group believes that they would obtain high profits “unscratched” if they invest and exit the scheme early before it collapses, he said.

“They may come in early, get some good returns but they become greedy so they want to have more, they come back again until at one point it explodes… human greed is something very difficult to control,” he said.

Scams in different guises

Another licensed financial adviser, Annie Hor, said she gets calls every year from clients who seek her advice on whether to invest in such schemes which may involve cafes, wine, oil, gold and forex.

“They may operate in different companies, products and services but generally it all sounds the same at the end. And it’s easy to actually fall into this trap because human nature is greedy.

“When I share with my clients, investments that generate possibly… and the word is possibly… 8 per cent per annum, they tell me it’s not fast enough. They want short term, quick monies, quick gains,” she told Malay Mail Online.

Millennials who get caught up in such schemes may influence their parents and family members to join as they themselves do not always have enough funds, Hor said.

“There are also middle-aged professionals who fall for this. One reason given to me is ‘I am a bit desperate. My industry is not doing so good and I really think this is a good scheme. Plus, my friends have been getting their monthly 8 per cent payout’,” she added.

Datuk Tan Chong Guan, who chairs the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia’s Ethics Council Malaysia aimed at curbing investment scams, said it was impossible to both generate and guarantee the high monthly returns promised by the illegal investment schemes.

“Let’s say you invest in higher risk businesses like stock, the return may be 10 per cent per annum. Usually for companies, it’s very hard to promise a monthly return. Say you have RM10,000 now, what can you invest in over the next 30 days that can give you 30 per cent? You look at proper businesses, most investments take time to see returns,” he told Malay Mail Online.

Buyers… or investors, beware!

Hor said Malaysians should stay away if they spot red flags such as the investment company not being backed by Bank Negara Malaysia or the Securities Commission, or is a company with a paid-up capital of RM2.

“If the company tells you the offer is only for today, then be strong and walk away. Or when your family feels it sounds fishy, avoid it all together. Talk to unbiased friends who can give you sound advice before deciding,” she said.

Licensed financial planner Kevin Neoh said a relatively low-risk investment such as a fixed deposit would likely generate 3 to 3.5 per cent per annum and investors should avoid schemes that promise risk-free high return rates at all cost.

He believes there is a lack of enforcement by authorities, adding: “I think that the authorities have to do something like mystery buyer, or sweep the market for such schemes and expose them earlier… be more proactive, not passive.

“I guess the most important thing is to conduct a thorough due diligence process on

any investment opportunity, no matter how good your neighbour or family members tell you it is,” he said.

India says looking into Zakir Naik’s Perkasa appearance

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― An Indian law enforcement agency said it will examine Dr Zakir Naik’s recent visit to Malaysia, after Putrajaya confirmed that the fugitive preacher was granted permanent residency (PR) here five years ago.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which recently served a non-bailable warrant against Dr Zakir, also said it is aware of his visit to an April 16 event by Malay rights group Perkasa here, where he was given honorary membership and an award.

“We are looking into it,” an unnamed high-ranking ED officer was quoted saying by New Delhi-based daily Hindustan Times.

Indian authorities were also quoted saying that they will continue to explore their options under the mutual legal assistance treaty with Malaysia, although it does not cover arrest warrants.

“Efforts to bring him back will continue,” another unnamed government official was quoted saying.

Earlier this month, a court in Mumbai reportedly issued a non-bailable warrant for Dr Zakir’s arrest, in connection to a money laundering case filed against him by the ED, an agency under the country’s Ministry of Finance tasked with fighting economic crimes.

Last week, a special court under India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Mumbai issued another non-bailable warrant against Dr Zakir in a probe over his links to terrorism.

The NIA, which has a registered criminal case against the medical doctor by training, reportedly told the court that Dr Zakir failed to respond to three previous summons, adding that it will seek Interpol’s aid to secure the return of the preacher now residing in Malaysia.

Dr Zakir reportedly left India to avoid arrest after several perpetrators of a terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh claimed to have been inspired by his sermons, which prompted the NIA’s case against him under India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The preacher is a polarising personality in Malaysia, alternately held in esteem by some in the Muslim community and reviled by those of other faiths due to his provocative teachings.

The local Hindu community, in particular, remains aggrieved with the preacher owing to remarks he previously made regarding their faith.

Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin last penned a poem criticising “cow worshippers” for seeking Dr Zakir’s expulsion, but withdrew it yesterday and apologised after drawing the ire of the local Hindu community.

Cops: Peter Chong claimed abducted while tracking missing pastor

Activist Peter Chong (pictured right) has been reunited with his family, according to the police. — Picture courtesy of Twitter/ KBAB51

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The strange “disappearance” of activist Peter Chong took another twist as police said he claimed to have been abducted in Thailand after going there to investigate a Malaysian Christian pastor’s abduction.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said Chong, who returned to Malaysia today after going missing for 11 days, had told local police that he had travelled to Thailand to meet someone with information on Pastor Raymond Koh’s disappearance.

“According to him, he had gone to Hadyai with the intention of meeting his source who will reveal more info on the disappearance of Pastor.

“Upon reaching Hadyai he claims to be kidnapped there and brought to Pattaya. Upon release, he contacted his son who bought his return ticket,” Amar Singh told Malay Mail Online in a WhatsApp message when contacted today.

Earlier today, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar posted on Twitter that Chong has returned from Pattaya, Thailand, to Malaysia this afternoon.

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman told Malay Mail Online that the police recorded a statement from Chong directly at the airport and passed him to his family there at 2.15pm.

National news agency Bernama reported Kuala Lumpur police’s crime investigation department chief SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa as confirming that Chong reached Kuala Lumpur International Airport at around 12pm on a Malindo Air flight and that he was healthy.

Chong’s family had last seen him at their home 11 days ago on April 5 and subsequently lodged a police report on his disappearance.

On February 13, Koh was abducted in broad daylight in Petaling Jaya and has remained missing since with no reports of ransom demands to his family.

After public furore, ‘Nasi Lemak Pondan’ operator ditches make-up, dresses

A screenshot of the ‘Nasi Lemak Pondan’ stall. ― Picture via Facebook/Nasi Lemak Pondan

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 ― Transgender woman Jojie Kamaruddin had caused a stir when she opened up a stall called “Nasi Lemak Pondan” last month, leading to public rebukes from several mufti.

Following the uproar, Jojie said she has toned down her appearance by foregoing makeup and feminine outfits such as blouses and baju kurung, in order to keep her business.

“Yes, I no longer apply make-up. If any, just kohl and lip balm. This is my change in appearance after considering criticism and advice from the public for me to look more decent,” Jojie was quoted saying in a report by mStar.

“When I don’t make myself up, people think I look sick. But let it be, I want people to come here to buy nasi lemak, not because how I look.”

Despite that, Jojie was adamant that the name of the stall, located in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras here, would stay.

The word “pondan” is a pejorative Malay term meaning “transvestite”, but has since been reclaimed by Jojie for a positive cause.

“For me, ‘pondan’ is just a name. I want to change the public’s perception that not all ‘pondan’ trade their bodies or commit vices.

“But they also want to be like others that find ‘halal’ source of income, for example, I sell nasi lemak,” she added, admitting that she has been discriminated in finding work.

Another controversial stall called ‘Nasi Lemak GAY’ ― an acronym for ‘Gerai Adi Yusuf’ after its owner ― said it will change its name soon.
Another controversial stall called ‘Nasi Lemak GAY’ ― an acronym for ‘Gerai Adi Yusuf’ after its owner ― said it will change its name soon.

On Saturday, Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria said Nasi Lemak Pondan should cease promoting itself as such, claiming the use of the name as forbidden in Islam, despite the food being halal.

Kelantan mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad also said that such stall operators should be chastised and educated.

Another controversial stall called “Nasi Lemak GAY” ― an acronym for “Gerai Adi Yusuf” after its owner ― said it will change its name soon, as reported by mStar.

Adi was quoted saying he had received acid splash threats prior to this, in addition to the public criticism.

Kelantan food worth waking up for

Mix up all the vegetables and fish floss for the nasi kerabu for a tasty meal. — Pictures by Choo Choy May.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — There are many reasons why people are willing to sacrifice their sleep just to dine at Restoran Tuu Dok Wan 1488. Known for their mouth-watering and extensive spread of Kelantan specialties, this eatery is often packed from as early as 7am with folks from all over the Klang Valley.

Kelantan native Che Azlina Che Muda started this business about three years ago.
Kelantan native Che Azlina Che Muda started this business about three years ago.
Che Azlina started selling nasi lemak for her business before she expanded.
Che Azlina started selling nasi lemak for her business before she expanded.

It is hard to believe that about three years ago, it was just a small nasi lemak stall trading from the five-footway of a Chinese coffee shop. Che Azlina Che Muda, 42, had set up her business on a plastic table selling homemade dishes that she had learnt from her mother. Since she was a young girl, the Kelantan native had been helping out her family at their eatery in Machang. She had relocated to Kuala Lumpur when her father took up a job with a political party here.

As her food grew more popular, the coffee shop owner offered Che Azlina the whole space. The enterprising lady took up the challenge and decided to fill it up with various stalls selling Kelantan delicacies. It is a family affair here with her mother, aunt, sister and brother pitching in. Her husband, Suhaidin Ismail also helps out.

Join the early morning queue for your Kelantan food fix.
Join the early morning queue for your Kelantan food fix.
One of the fish dishes to be eaten with rice (left). Nasi dagang is served with ikan tongkol curry, pickled chillies and vegetables (right).
One of the fish dishes to be eaten with rice (left). Nasi dagang is served with ikan tongkol curry, pickled chillies and vegetables (right).

Once you arrive at the bustling shop even though the sun is not even up, make a beeline for the front where a table is laden with all kinds of goodies. People will be queueing up to pack their orders home or to the office. For the Kelantan natives, rice is essential to kick off their day.

You will be spoiled for choice as there is nasi lemak with sambal sotong (cuttlefish), daging (beef), paru (cow’s lungs) and kerang (cockles). Or go for the classic nasi dagang with gulai ikan tongkol. It is accompanied by a tangy acar with vegetables and pickled chillies. What makes it exceptional are the perfectly cooked reddish rice grains.

Most patrons pack their rice home like this nasi kerabu with daging salai (left). For lunch, it is nasi campur with fish, stir fried beef, beef curry and pungent tempoyak (right).
Most patrons pack their rice home like this nasi kerabu with daging salai (left). For lunch, it is nasi campur with fish, stir fried beef, beef curry and pungent tempoyak (right).

If you prefer, there is nasi kerabu where the rice is naturally tinged with blue pea flower. It is topped with shredded vegetables and herbs, fish floss, salted egg, budu or fermented fish sauce and a spicy sambal. Look for the fried fish or ikan tepung goreng to accompany this. The eatery prefer to use fresh sardines that give it the dish a sweeter taste compared to the usual ikan kembung. Alternatively, look for daging salai to eat this comforting dish.

They use fresh sardines for the nasi kerabu (left). The crowd favourite is this delicious gulai ayam (right).
They use fresh sardines for the nasi kerabu (left). The crowd favourite is this delicious gulai ayam (right).
If you prefer, you can pair the popular gulai ayam with nasi dagang.
If you prefer, you can pair the popular gulai ayam with nasi dagang.

Even the nasi lauk or plain rice is delicious purely because of their crowd favourite gulai ayam. This special mildly spicy gulai has a thicker consistency compared to other places. Che Azlina cooks up the gulai using a traditional recipe and her own blend of spices to give it an incredible oomph! Every day from 2AM onwards, they will cook the gulai ayam. It takes several rounds of cooking the chicken since they need to prepare at least five pots a day. Additional chicken feet is also added to the gulai when it is cooking. During the weekends which is their peak period, they increase the portions for the gulai ayam to around nine pots. Usually by 10AM, the gulai ayam will be sold out. Che Azlina tells us that even her Chinese customers love the gulai ayam and will pair it with gulai ayam for their Chinese New Year celebrations.

Supporting the eatery is a horde of homesick Kelantan folks like Shida who had travelled all the way from Taman Tun Dr Ismail with her sister Noni. On how they discovered this place that is so far from their home, she tells us that, “Orang Kelantan cari orang Kelantan (Kelantanese folks will seek out their own kind).” Their favourite item is the popular gulai ayam. “The taste of the food is makes me rindu (miss) my mother,” she said. The gulai ayam is definitely on everyone’s order list including another regular customer like Kak Ruby who is also from the East Coast (Pantai Timur). She tells us, “Once you taste it, you will know.” Others tell us the way the Kelantanese cook is entirely different from others with the spices they use and their penchant for the food to be a little sweeter in taste.

The laksam is prepared on aluminium lids as the rims prevent the rice flour mixture from spilling out (left). Che Norsaadah Che Muda is the lady behind the homemade laksam (right).
The laksam is prepared on aluminium lids as the rims prevent the rice flour mixture from spilling out (left). Che Norsaadah Che Muda is the lady behind the homemade laksam (right).
The rice floor sheets are peeled off with a knife (left). The laksam is served with ulam, spicy sambal and creamy fish gravy (right).
The rice floor sheets are peeled off with a knife (left). The laksam is served with ulam, spicy sambal and creamy fish gravy (right).

When you tear yourself from the front table, walk inside the shop and you will find a rare sight; laksam made on the spot. This task is given to Che Norsaadah Che Muda, one of the owner’s younger sister. Think of it as chee cheong fun since it is essentially rice flour mixed with water and salt. Here the mixture has a thicker consistency that almost resembles a spreadable white paste. A ladle of the mixture is spread around round lids before it is steamed. The rim is essential to keep the mixture from spilling over. Once it is steamed, she’ll slowly peel it off the lid using a knife. These sheets are rolled up like a cigar when it is still hot or else the sheet won’t stick together. When an order comes in, they will be slice it up, ladle the creamy fish gravy and garnish it with shredded vegetables and herbs. A dollop of spicy sambal will complete the delicious laksam.

Most of the dishes are cooked according to Azizah Awang’s recipes.
Most of the dishes are cooked according to Azizah Awang’s recipes.
Azizah Awang learned how to make roti canai from her husband.
Azizah Awang learned how to make roti canai from her husband.

Don’t ignore the roti canai that is made by Che Azalina’s mother, Azizah Awang. The flatbreads have a nice flaky light texture that is simply addictive so one piece may not be enough. Eaten solo, they have a nice tinge of sweetness that goes well with a glass of hot creamy teh tarik. For a more savoury taste, pair it with their thick creamy dhal. What makes it extra tasty is a ladleful of chicken curry with the dhal. Azizah tells us that some customers will even just pack her dhal home.

Pulut pagi with freshly grated coconut is the quintessential Kelantan breakfast (left). For a savoury start to the morning, try the pulut ikan masin (right).
Pulut pagi with freshly grated coconut is the quintessential Kelantan breakfast (left). For a savoury start to the morning, try the pulut ikan masin (right).

Also look out for the pulut pagi prepared by Che Akmal Hakim Che Muda, the youngest brother of Che Azlina. From 4AM onwards he will prepare the glutinous rice that is soaked overnight. It is steamed over a medium fire till each grain is cooked. You have two choices: the sweeter gula Melaka version or the plain glutinous rice served with a piece of deep fried salted fish or ikan masin. Both types of glutinous rice is paired with freshly grated coconut.

Mee wantan kicap topped with shredded poached chicken (left). One of the dishes from the afternoon spread includes fish cooked in tempoyak (right).
Mee wantan kicap topped with shredded poached chicken (left). One of the dishes from the afternoon spread includes fish cooked in tempoyak (right).

You also have mee wantan kicap served with poached chicken shreds and fish balls prepared by Che Azlina’s aunt, Siti Rakiah. That same stall also serves fish ball kuey teow soup should you be craving for a hot bowl of broth. Another alternative is fried noodles and fried rice from another stall run by one of Che Azlina’s staff. For lunch time, there will be a spread of cooked dishes like ikan gulai tempoyak, fish curry, ikan singgang, asam pedas with fish or beef. There is also a stall that sells nasi ayam.

If you are curious about the name of this eatery, it’s an interesting amalgamation of Kelate and Chinese! Originally the restaurant was called 1488 that meant in Chinese that, you will prosper until you die. When Che Azlina took over, she retained the ‘1488’ name since everyone was familiar with it. All she did was add ‘Tuu Dok Ko’ that says, this is the place in Kelate.

The team behind Restoran Tuu Dok Ko (from left to right): Che Azlina Che Muda, Azizah Awang, Khairul Deko, Suhaidin Ismail, Che Akmal Hakim Che Muda, Che Norsaadah Che Muda, Siti Rakiah, Shawzan and Edi.
The team behind Restoran Tuu Dok Ko (from left to right): Che Azlina Che Muda, Azizah Awang, Khairul Deko, Suhaidin Ismail, Che Akmal Hakim Che Muda, Che Norsaadah Che Muda, Siti Rakiah, Shawzan and Edi.

Restoran Tuu Dok Ko 1488
609, Jalan Samurda Utama 1
Taman Samudra
Batu Caves, KL
Open: 6.30am to 4.30pm
Closed on Monday
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rtdk1488/

Najib hangs out with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in India

Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a selfie with Rajinikanth. — Picture from twitter.com/@NajibRazak.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — On an official trip to India this week, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has paid iconic Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth a visit at the latter’s home there.

The prime minister posted a selfie of himself with the famous South Indian actor at his home in Chennai, India on his social media accounts this afternoon.

“Just had a very warm and friendly meeting with Mr Rajnikanth the Tamil superstar at his home,” he tweeted on his official Twitter account @NajibRazak.

Najib hangs out with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in India Malaysia Malay Mail Online

Tamil film legend Rajinikanth, 65, was in Malaysia last year to film his blockbuster movie Kabali, together with Malaysian actors such as Datuk Rosyam Nor and Norman Hakim.

Malaysia also received a special version of the film with a different ending, after the National Film Censorship Board requested for a moral lesson at the end that crime does not pay.

Najib is on a six-day offical visit to India, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He arrived in Chennai yesterday and was due to fly into the capital city of New Delhi later today, will visit Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur, on Sunday to explore business and investment opportunities for Malaysian companies.

Najib is expected to sign at least five projects worth more than US$5.3 billion (RM23.32 billion) during the visit, including the proposed development of an urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

Home ministry to tighten weapons management after guns go missing

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed says the problem is not with the police but pther security agencies. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

JOHOR BARU, March 26 — The weapons management system of some agencies under the home ministry will be monitored and tightened to prevent weapons from going missing.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said among the agencies involved were the police, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), Road Transport Department (RTD) and Malaysia Royal Customs Department.

According to him, police had their own strict standard operating procedure (SOP).

“So I feel there is no problem with police, however, it could be for other security agencies.

“As such, the Home Ministry will ensure their SOPs will be tightened to account for all weapons issued to the agencies,” he told reporters after launching a dengue gotong-royong for Zone 19 and 20 in Taman Bukit Indah, here, today.

Nur Jazlan was commenting on a newspaper report which alleged that 44 shotguns were reported missing from Rela in Selama, Perak early this month.

The report said the weapons were realised missing after the Firearms Licensing Enforcement Units of the Kedah police headquarters and Bukit Aman audited the RELA Northern Region Training Centre in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

According to the report, a special team had been set up comprising Serious Crimes Division (D9) personnel from Kedah and Kuala Muda district police.

The team later raided several locations in Perak and Kedah since Wednesday which led to the arrest of six suspects and recovery of several shotguns as well as 300 live bullets.

Nur Jazlan did not rule out the possibility of the missing weapons being linked to terrorists. — Bernama