No trace of missing Pulau Undan ferry passenger after second day searching
People are seen onboard a ferry bound for Penang island, February 7, 2019. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin GEORGE TOWN, Feb 16 — The search and rescue (SAR) operation for a passenger feared drowned after falling into the sea from a ferry yesterday was extended to 18 nautical miles from the area the victim is believed to have fallen.A spokesman for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Penang said the rescue operation entered the second day at 7.30am today and still no clues could be found of the victim who fell from the Pulau Undan Ferry, even after 12 hours of rescue operations.“Five MMEA boats, personnel from the Marine Police Force, Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, Marine Department and Civil Defence Force were involved in rescue operations today.“As of today, there’s no police report on a missing person and we have not been able to determine the victim’s identity and gender,” the spokesman said in a statement, here today.The SAR operation was terminated at 7.30pm and will resume at 7.30am tomorrow.In the incident about 9.20am yesterday, a passenger fell into the sea at 1.2km northwest of the Butterworth Ferry Terminal. — Bernama [...]
Police still searching for heads, arms of two mutilated corpses
The PDRM logo is seen at Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur January 16, 2019. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The police have launched a search operation to look for the remaining parts of two mutilated corpses found in the Desa Coalfields residential area here yesterday.Sungai Buloh District Police chief Supt Shafa’aton Abu Bakar said the operation by the scuba and dog units was currently focusing around the area where two bodies were found.Yesterday, the media reported that the body of a man and a woman were found by the public, and further checks on the corpses by the police found that they had been dismembered, with three black plastic bags containing parts of the hands and legs discovered nearby.Shafa’aton, when contacted here today said the focus of the search was now on locating the heads and remaining parts of their limbs.The police believe the man and woman were killed elsewhere before their bodies were dumped in the area, she said, adding that based on the state of the corpses, they were likely killed about two weeks ago.She said the post-mortems were being conducted at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, and the identities of the two victims were still unknown.The police have urged those who have lost any relatives or acquaintances or have any information about the incident to contact the nearest police station to assist with investigations. — Bernama [...]
Trio searching for swamp tamarind attacked by snake, killing two of them
MUKAH: Two persons died while another one is in a weak but stable condition after being beaten by poisonous snake while looking for "asam paya" (swamp tamarind) fruit. [...]