A foreign man was caught for khalwat (close proximity) with two local women during a raid conducted by the Terengganu Religious Affairs Department (JHEAT)on Tuesday. The trio were arrested in a house located at Jalan Kemajuan in Kuala Terengganu.
The 21-year-old man, who is a car washer, claimed that he had only stayed for three days in the rented house owned by the two lesbians, aged 18 and 20 years old. JHEAT commissioner Datuk Wan Mohd Wan Ibrahim said a report was lodged earlier over the man’s presence there.
According to Wan Mohd, the man said he was temporarily staying with the women while looking for a new job.
“During interrogation, the two women admitted that they were a lesbian pair,” he said. All three were arrested under Section 31 of the state’s Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir) Enactment 2001 and were released on bond.
> AWOL cop and accomplice arrested with 400kg ketum
A police constable, who had gone absent without official leave (AWOL) for more than 10 months, and another male suspect were arrested in a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with 400kg of ketum leaves in Tanah Merah, Kelantan. Officers from the Customs Department and Border Control Agency (Aksem) had tailed behind the suspects for 10km as the MPV had raised suspicion. Kelantan police chief, Datuk Ab. Rahman Ismail, said the policeman involved was transferred from the state contingent police headquarters to Gua Musang in December 2015 due to disciplinary issues. However, he had been missing from duties since reporting for work for only a day. It is believed that the suspect, who is married with one child, had smuggled the ketum from his hometown in Kedah to be sold in Kelantan. The suspect also claimed that he was paid RM800 for transporting the drug, sold for RM10 per packet.