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Three individuals remanded four days over methanol poisoning cases

Last Update: 21/06/2019

PORT DICKSON, June 21 (Bernama) -- Two family members and a businesswoman who were arrested yesterday to facilitate investigations into methanol poisoning cases have been remanded for four days from today.

Port Dickson district police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohammed said the Magistrate's Court here granted  the remand order until June 24 for the three individuals.

According to Aidi Sham, the investigation of the mother and son and a woman who is a retailer was under Section 304A of the Penal Code.

Yesterday, a local woman, K. Rathika, 26, from Serting, Jempol, died at 8.36 am when receiving treatment at Port Dickson Hospital (PDH) making her the second victim after a 27-year-old Myanmar man died, last Monday.

Besides, three other victims are still receiving treatment with two of them in PDH and one at the Tunku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah.

So far, five victims of methanol poisoning cases have been reported.



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