SUF­FERS MISCARRIAGE

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but to no avail.

“Only three days af­ter the in­ci­dent, some­one claim­ing that he was from the com­pany called me. The same em­ployee called me a few days af­ter. Dur­ing the sec­ond call, he threat­ened and asked me ‘What (did) I want?’,” she al­leged.

Wong had booked a ride home at 9.30pm last Sun­day and she no­ticed an­other pas­sen­ger in the front seat as she got into the ve­hi­cle.

She claimed that she did not speak to the driver un­til he went in a wrong di­rec­tion de­spite her giv­ing di­rec­tions.

As the car ap­proached Pu­chong, the other pas­sen­ger bran­dished a knife and de­manded the woman hand over her valu­ables be­fore she was left at the road­side near an apart­ment.

Po­lice had ar­rested the 22year-old driver at the Pagoh north-bound rest and ser­vice con­duct­ing a back­ground check.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Health di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Ab­dul­lah said among the prod­ucts listed were Vida Beauty Sdn Bhd’s Qu Gebu AP Krim, which was found to con­tain hy­dro­quinone and tretinoin.

Other banned prod­ucts were Night Glow­ing (mer­cury) and Night Glow (hy­dro­quinone and tretinoin) by Ez­zueriche Well­ness, Glow­ing Speed Gold Day Cream and Glow­ing Speed Gold Night Cream (mer­cury) by Ba­biez area at 11pm on Wed­nes­day.

They are still look­ing for his ac­com­plice.

An Uber spokesman, in re­sponse, said the com­pany had co­op­er­ated with po­lice since they were made aware of the in­ci­dent, a few hours later.

“On their in­struc­tion and since this is an on­go­ing crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we have been un­able to com­ment on the mat­ter or to reach out to ei­ther party.

“We have now been in con­tact with Wong and will con­tinue to en­gage her di­rectly re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent. We would like to as­sure mem­bers of the pub­lic that Uber takes safety se­ri­ously.”

Mean­while, the Land Pub­lic Trans­port Com­mis­sion (SPAD) said it will haul up Uber to re­view its cur­rent driv­ers screen­ing process.

“Although this in­ci­dent is clas­si­fied as a crim­i­nal act, which falls Glow Sk­in­care, Nour Ain Night Cream (mer­cury) by El­su­haz (M) Sdn Bhd, and Royal Ex­pert Whiten­ing Cream (mer­cury) by Or­tus Ex­pert Cos­met­ics.

He ad­vised con­sumers to im­me­di­ately seek ad­vice from health pro­fes­sion­als if they ex­pe­ri­enced any dis­com­fort from us­ing the prod­ucts.

Dr Noor Hisham warned the sell­ers and distrib­u­tors of the prod­ucts to stop sell­ing and dis­tribut­ing them im­me­di­ately or face ac­tion for vi­o­lat­ing the Con­trol un­der the juris­dic­tion of the po­lice, SPAD views this mat­ter very se­ri­ously and will sum­mon Uber im­me­di­ately to re­view its cur­rent driv­ers’ screen­ing process,” it said in a state­ment.

The com­mis­sion said the well­be­ing and safety of pas­sen­gers re­mained its top pri­or­ity.

“Once full reg­u­la­tion of e-hail­ing is passed in Par­lia­ment (tar­geted by July 2017), SPAD ex­pects e-hail­ing op­er­a­tors to prac­tise the high­est stan­dards of safety and ser­vice qual­ity,” it added.

It said un­der the pro­posed amend­ment to the Land Pub­lic Trans­port Act 2010, all e-hail­ing driv­ers will be re­quired to reg­is­ter with SPAD and will be sub­jected to strin­gent back­ground checks in syn­ergy with other en­force­ment agen­cies, in­clud­ing the po­lice and the Road Trans­port Depart­ment. of Drugs and Cos­met­ics Reg­u­la­tions 1984.

He said un­der the reg­u­la­tions, in­di­vid­u­als could be fined not ex­ceed­ing RM25,000 or jailed up to three years, or both for the first of­fence, and fined not ex­ceed­ing RM50,000 or jailed for up to five years, or both for each sub­se­quent of­fences.

For com­pa­nies com­mit­ting the of­fence, the fine is up to RM50,000 for the first of­fence and up to RM100,000 for sub­se­quent of­fences.

Some of the cos­metic prod­ucts that were found to con­tain sched­uled poi­sons.

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