All things false – durians passed off as the pricey and sought-after Musang King, social media buzz of another storm looming in Penang, fake credit cards for scams.
‘Fake’ Musang King
A few traders in the country have been found selling ‘fake’ Musang King durians but labelling them as Musang King despite them actually being durians of a different variety.
Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said most of the errant traders target foreign tourists who were not familiar with the types of durians available in the country.
“To counter this issue over ‘fake’ Musang King durians, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will ensure that the Musang King durians are labelled before being marketed.
“Action will be taken against anyone found misusing the labels as it is an offence under the Trade Description Act 2011,” he said today.
“Nasa Claims” of Penang Storm
The Meteorological Department (MET) has refuted online rumours that another massive storm will strike Penang over the next couple of days.
The claims, accompanied by photos alleged to be of Nasa’s satellite images showing a storm brewing and soon to hit Penang, have been going viral via social media and WhatsApp messages.
“Based on our latest monitoring, we do not expect such big storm to happen in Penang within the next two days,” MET director-general Alui Bahari said in a statement today.
He urged the public not to spread rumours and to refer to MET’s website www.met.gov.my, the mobile app MyCuaca, MET’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, or call MET’s hotline at 1-300-22-1MET (1638) for the latest weather updates.
Cloned Credit Cards
A man was arrested upon arriving at the Kota Kinabalu airport early this morning for possession of an estimated total of 817 cloned credit cards.
The 35-year-old man arrived from Hong Kong just after midnight and was detained at about 1.25am.
Airport security personnel found the credit cards in a box inside his backpack after it was scanned.