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Turtle found trapped in net
DUNGUN: A female green turtle was found stranded at Merchang Beach near Marang by a fisherman looking for mussels.
Rantau Abang Fisheries Research Institute marine mammals branch chief Mohd Tamimi Ali Ahmad said the turtle was trapped in an old net and believed to have been stranded on the beach after being swept away by a two-metre-high wave.
“The turtle was severely injured, weak and hungry and it is now undergoing treatment at the centre,” said Mohd Tamimi, adding that the turtle was expected to recover within the next three months. – Bernama
Man nabbed over online scam
PETALING JAYA: A 20-year-old man has been detained for allegedly posing as a car sales agent via a popular online shopping site.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said the suspect was arrested in Selayang on Wednesday.
“We believe the suspect is behind at least 10 cheating cases in Selangor, Penang, Kelantan and Perak,” he said.
Total losses from the victims were estimated at over RM36,000.
Driver injured in head-on collision

MIRI: An oil tanker collided head-on with a passenger van, leaving the van driver seriously injured.
The 5.15am incident yesterday at KM26 of the Sri Aman-Serian highway saw the tanker hitting the van from the opposite direction. Firemen had to use metal-cutting tools to free the trapped driver from the mangled van.
He was rushed to the Sri Aman Hospital while the tanker driver was not hurt.

Case involving soldier charged with murdering daughter to be heard on April 6
PORT DICKSON: The magistrate’s court here set April 6 for mention of a case involving a soldier charged with murdering his nine-year-old daughter.
Magistrate Siti Khariah Abdul Razak fixed the date after deputy public prosecutor A. Ashwini informed the court that they were still waiting for the chemist and post-mortem reports.
Mohammad Abdullah Mohamed, 35, was charged with murdering the girl in Taman Vista Jaya, Lukut, near here, between 8.30pm and 11.30pm on Jan 31.
According to earlier reports, the girl was found unconscious in the house.
She was then taken to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban but died on the way. – Bernama
21,979 teachers in T’ganu receive tablet computers

KUALA NERUS: A total of 21,979 teachers in Terengganu received tablet computers from the Education Ministry to improve teaching and learning quality of their students.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said it involved an allocation of about RM18.35mil.
“In Kuala Nerus, 2,503 teachers from 45 secondary and primary schools received the tablets,” he told reporters after the handing-over ceremony yesterday.
Ahmad Razif said that with the tablets, the teaching pattern would be more efficient and interesting. – Bernama