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Syndicatesellingcannabis-laced productsbusted BY ASHWINKUMAR newsdesk@thesundaily.com SHAHALAM: Police busted a Real Cannabis”. Envelopes and stickers bearing the brand’s name were also seized. Amarjit said the amount of “ointment” seized is enough for the consumption of 39,450 users. Initial investigation showed that

syndicate selling cannabis-laced oil online, and seized drugs worthmore than RM45,000 at an apartment in Setia Alamon Tuesday. Selangor Narcotics Crime InvestigationDepartment chief ACP Amarjit Singh said police nabbed a couple aged 36 and 37 at the apartment. “The drugs were processed into an ‘ointment’ and upon processing, the drugs were sold online via Facebook. “Police seized two slabs of cannabis, 97 syringes, 24 plastic bottles and one slow cooker, which contained liquid or cannabis-laced oil, as well as 2.3kg of chemicals used to process the drugs. He was speaking to reporters at the Selangor police headquarters here yesterday. Police also confiscated RM3,590 in cash and two vehicles. He said the suspects sold the products with the brand name “The

the suspects had been promoting the product on Facebook for about two years for the local market. “They even offered a special promotion for Ramadan, – buy two, get one free. “Customers will transfer their money to a bank account, after which their order would be delivered via post or courier service,” he added. A small bottle of liquid cannabis cost RM140, while the concentrated version, that comes in a syringe costs RM170. Amarjit said the two suspects tested positive for drugs and have been remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code until May 22. The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 .

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Amarjit (left) with deputy chief Superintendent R. Sundralingam showing posters offering Ramadan specials for the drug-laced products.

Musa files suit over SabahCM’s post

B R I E F S 1MDBCOUNSELDISCHARGED THEMSELVES KUALA LUMPUR: Counsel for 1MDB have chosen to discharge themselves from the lawsuit by former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan. Datuk Tan Hock Chuan told reporters outside the courtroom yesterday that they applied to discharge themselves and the court has approved their application. The court has fixed June 21 for case management. THREEYEARS’ JAILFOR RM70,000CBT KUALA LUMPUR: A sales executive of a goldsmith shop was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM10,000, in default six-months’ jail by the sessions court here yesterday for criminal breach of trust involving RM70,000 worth of jewellery. Judge Datuk Zainal Abidin Kamarudin handed down the sentence on Choong Pow Yook, 33. – Bernama

>Seeks annulment of Shafie’s appointment

and Shafie, who is PartiWarisan Sabah (Warisan) president, as the second respondent, Bernama reported. Musa is seeking a declaration that he is and remains the lawful chief minister and that the swearing in of Shafie was unconstitutional. The writ further seeks a declaration that any and all acts by Shafie as chief minister is null and void. In the 14th general election (GE14) last Wednesday, Warisanwon 21 state seats while its PakatanHarapan (PH) allies DAP garnered six seats and PKR two. However, the number of state seats

obtained byWarisan and its political allies, numbering 29 seats, did not have a simplemajority to enable the coalition to form the state government. However, Warisanwas able to form the government based on a simplemajority of 35 seats after six BN assemblymen crossed over toWarisan. Musa was sworn in as Sabah chief minister onMay 10 after Sabah BNwon a simplemajority of 31 seats with two seats fromParti Solidariti Tanah Airku. Two days later, Shafie became Sabah’s 15th chief minister following the defection of the BN assemblyman.

KOTA KINABALU: Tan Sri Musa Aman has filed a lawsuit to seek a declaration that he is the lawful chief minister of Sabah. Musa is also seeking the annulment of Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s appointment to the same post. The suit was filed by Messrs F.T. Ahmad and Co at the High Court here. He named Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun JuharMahiruddin as the first respondent

DrMfails to recuse judge inRCI case BY VATHANI PANIRCHELLVUM newsdesk@thesundaily.com

ruling that the decisions were based on the legal principles inMalaysia. “The court is mindful of the dangers in abdicating its judicial function and duties if the court is to simply allow any application for a recusal.” Mahathir was represented by Mohd Irzan Iswatt MohdNoor while Noor Fadzila Ishak represented the defendants. Last year, Azizah dismissed an application for leave to commence a judicial reviewbyMahathir to disqualify the appointment of RCI chairman Tan Sri Mohd SidekHassan and RCI member Tan Sri SawChoo Boon. Mahathir filed the application on the grounds that the RCI had breached natural justice asMohd Sidek and Sawwere alsomembers of a task force responsible for the investigation that forwarded a recommendation to advise the Cabinet to form the RCI. He filed the suit inDecember last year to declare the RCI report illegitimate as it did not contain all documents that were brought up in the inquiry last year.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has dismissed the application by PrimeMinister TunDrMahathir Mohamad to recuse High Court judge Datuk AzizahNawawi fromhearing his suit on the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into BankNegara’s currency exchange losses in the 1990s. The judge determined the “real danger of bias” has not beenmade out for this case as the subject matter for this case is different from the RCI case. “In the RCI case, the issue was on themember composition of the RCI, whereas the present application is challenging the findings of the RCI for failing to include the entire notes of the proceedings, including the oral statements of witnesses, all applications (written or oral) made by the parties and the entire submission of the parties,” she said in her judgment delivered in chambers. The court ruled against the plaintiff in all three previous cases,

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MONEYHAUL ... A total of RM11,150 in cash seized at three seperate drug raids at a residential area inGurun. Drugs worth RM175,000were seized and a husband andwifewere detained.

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