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YOURSAY | 'But first, do educate and enforce strict laws on our own law enforcers.'

24 containers of dirty plastic from Spain smuggled into Port Klang

Mari Kita Ubah: The investigations must cover those who are possibly involved, including the Customs Department, shipping companies, the company which imported the dirty plastics and the companies from the exporting countries.

No stone must be left unturned. Good job, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. Keep it up.

Melaka Boleh: Well done, Yeo. Please continue to conduct more frequent checks at the port, because corrupt immigration officials are one of the reasons why smuggled goods are easily found in Malaysia.

The culprit must be punished severely to serve as a warning to others.

Anonymous_s: If the law worked, and worked as well as it does in Australia, Singapore, Sweden, et cetera, the devils would think 10 times harder before breaking the law, no?

Punish them severely, lock the chief culprits up and the problems will dwindle away over time; but first, do educate and enforce strict laws on our own law enforcers.

Anonymous_1533659608: Dangerous waste dumping and burning is a common occurrence in many places in Malaysia. Now, waste is also being imported. This is so pathetic.

Waste burning in unlicensed areas in Kota Puteri in Masai, Johor, has continued for years, even up until last week.

Don’t Just Talk: Can the Customs and Immigration Departments make an example of this company with its false declaration of dirty plastics, and hit it hard in its pocket with a hefty fine?

If such crimes persist, then amend the law to impose a mandatory whipping in order to curb such practices.

Touche: Please enforce severe punishments on companies and individuals involved in importing used plastics into the country.

Companies found flouting the law must be liquidated. Individuals must be jailed a minimum of 10 years as a deterrent.

Just Me: False declaration is smuggling. Indeed, the owners of the importers should be whipped and jailed.

Anonymous Grow the Country: Please send the culprits to jail. They have money and they will fight the case. That is our system’s problem and its weakness. To the culprits, it’s no big deal.

OMG!: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Ministry has the longest name in Putrajaya.

Those government officials have not been accustomed to having a no-nonsense, honest, brilliant minister as their boss - for decades.

Ancient Greece had their Furies, three goddesses who were daughters of Uranus and Gaea, who would swoop down and would punish all criminal wrongdoing, including the breaking of rules considering all aspects of society.

They would strike the offenders with madness and never stopped following criminals.

Yeo is our Fury. Another is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest US congresswoman in history.

And the third is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand.

May God protect and be with you, Yeo!

TMJ wanted Pacquiao-Matthysse fight cancelled, minister reveals

Toffeesturn: Yes, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, hold your ground.

You are right, the interests of the people come first.

With all due respect, Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim is the successor to the Johor throne, but that does not give him any right to try and get you to do what he wants.

He has to respect your position and the position of the rakyat who elected you and the Pakatan Harapan government.

I can understand that he may be concerned from his own point of view. He may want things done his way, and honestly, it can be done so - provided he stands for elections and wins with a party that can form the government.

Simple Malaysian: It would be interesting to know what the real reasons were for Tunku Ismail wanting the World Boxing Association welterweight championship bout between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse to be cancelled.

Besides this, I would also want to know what were the "other things" that Syed Saddiq was asked to fulfil, which he was not prepared to comply with.

Vote 4 Change Johor: When Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad banned the Israeli Paralympic athletes from contesting in Kuching, it was done with full disclosure. Adequate reasons and explanations were given, although some disagree with the decision of the federal government.

As the government was legitimately elected by the citizens on May 9 last year, they should be allowed to legislate and execute in the interest of the nation and its people without undue interference.

Malaysian United: Who's running the country? Who pays the ministers' salaries? Who was elected?

Who's answerable if things screw up?

If all your answers are "the government", then you are on the right track. No issues here.

Vgeorgemy: It is recorded in our history that Umno’s founder Onn Jaafar remains an interesting subject for the study of the politics and leadership of this country during its formative years.

He also spoke out against what he perceived as inconsiderate palace politics in his home state of Johor – an action that would be deemed unusual in traditional Malay society. He was forced into exile for some time (1927-1936) in Singapore.

In his writings, he sought to instil a sense of national consciousness among the Malays, moving away from the traditional state-centred identities.

His writings reflected a sense of disillusionment with the colonial administration, particularly over the plight of the Malays, and at times with the Johor state authorities.

We must keep copies of Onn Jaafar’s writings in our office to have his blessings and vision to serve the nation without any fear or favour.


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