Container with Israel’s based firm’s Logo returned at Padang Besar

Petaling Jaya: At the Padang Besar border checkpoint, Perlis, a container containing frozen chicken and bearing the logo for the Israeli shipping company Zim was seized.

The state Customs Department stated that the container was held around 12 noon on Sunday (2nd June) when a truck from a neighboring country went through the scanners at the checkpoint.

The chicken is thought to have been intended for Malaysia.

State Customs Director Ismail Hashim stated in a statement issued on Wednesday, June 5, that the consignment had been seized after the company’s logo was seen on it. The shipment was then seized to confirm and conduct further checks.

The lorry, along with its container and contents, was ordered to return on Sunday.

He encouraged the public to contact the Customs Hotline, which is available to the public for free at 1-800-888855.

On Sunday, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the Deputy Prime Minister, called for an urgent investigation into claims that containers with the Zim logo had been found at a port located in Iskandar Puteri.

He urged the Transport Ministry on Tuesday, June 4, to intensify monitoring of all Malaysian ports to prevent Israeli vessels from docking.

After the Israeli offensive on Gaza, Prime Minister Datuk seri Anwar Ibrahim announced in December that the government will no longer accept ships with the Israeli flag entering the country immediately.

He added that any ship bound for Israel will also be prohibited from loading its cargo in Malaysian ports.

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