Probe Israeli ship docks in Johor, says Zahid

DEPUTY prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called for urgent investigations into claims that a vessel from Israel-based shipping company, ZIM, had docked at a port in Iskandar Puteri, Johor.

Zahid stressed that Malaysia strictly adheres to its policy of having no diplomatic ties and trade agreements with the Zionist regime, Berita Harian reported.

“The port authority and customs must act immediately because we know this issue is not only about trade, but also about how such stringent regulations were breached, allowing these goods (containers) to enter one of our ports.

“We must also monitor closely if any Israeli goods are found to have arrived at any port in Malaysia through a third party,” he was quoted as saying.

On Saturday, the media reported that the presence of these containers from the ZIM ship had raised concerns among local residents.

Kota Iskandar assemblyman Pandak Ahmad was reported to have said that he was shocked after receiving complaints from concerned residents who alleged that the port had accepted containers brought here by the Israel-based shipping company.