Statues represent memories of the past, both glory and shame. The pandemic and the economic lockdown have put this conflict between individual “good” or right that leads to public harm. Deleted memories that interrupt our social discussion on how to cope with the post-Covid world is far more complex than we could have imagined. Every family, community and nation engage in their internal conversation in different ways, because all have painful memories to resolve. Our conversations with our loved ones, parents, spouses, partners, friends, are often conducted through silences rather than outright open quarrels.
July 04, 2020 01:07 UTC
I VISIT the eye specialist clinic in Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, Seremban on a regular basis to get my injections for AMD (aged-related macular degeneration). As a 90-year-old government pensioner, I cannot afford to pay RM3,000. I used to get the injections at Selayang Hospital where all patients registered for the procedure on a particular day would be treated accordingly. I hope the clinic in Tuanku Jaafar Hospital will do likewise. Also, if you are unable to treat the extra one or two patients, please tell them to come another day.
July 04, 2020 00:00 UTC
KUCHING: For the past three months, SK Long Sukang teacher Muhammad Nazmi Rosli and his colleagues have been delivering homework to their students in 13 villages in Sarawak’s remote Lawas highlands. But since teachers were instructed several weeks ago to go back to their schools, the process has become easier. To overcome this, the school decided to complement homework distribution with a new initiative dubbed “ruai classroom” – small classes in the “ruai”, or verandah, of teachers’ homes in the village itself. “We have three teachers who live in Long Sukang, so the school administrator saw the opportunity to conduct small classes. “Now, using the ruai classroom, the students’ homework projects are monitored by the teachers.
July 04, 2020 00:00 UTC
As more people head for the hills and mountains to enjoy nature and have some fun after the three-month movement control order (MCO), the four died of cardiac arrest while exercising. This can help change the outcome, ” said the president of Penang Heart Safe Society. “When people are worked up they will put more stress on their heart and risk cardiac arrest. As for the cases of unexplained cardiac arrest, Dr Barakath hoped those patients would be screened for Covid-19. “This is because on a flat ground, when we feel stressed or breathless, we can slow down and let the heart recover, ” he said.
July 03, 2020 23:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): High-impact and large-scale development projects, involving the population of 33 million, will be enumerated through the Population and Housing Census 2020 (Census 2020) that will begin next Tuesday (July 7). Themed "Your Data is Our Future”, Census 2020 is the sixth census conducted since 1963, which will cover nine million residences to get a comprehensive input to monitor the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In line with technological advancement and current Malaysian lifestyle, data collection via online will be introduced through the Census Portal and mobile application during Census 2020. "Thus, the implementation of MyIPCS in Census 2020 will benefit both compilers and respondents in ensuring everyone is counted. However, as based on the Census Act 1960 (revised 1969), Census 2020 will also guarantee the confidentiality of information collected from all individuals.
July 03, 2020 14:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom) is offering small and medium enterprises (SME) a unique opportunity to transform their businesses digitally via its one-stop SME digital kit, Celcom Business Suite. He said the digital services offered by Celcom Business Suite included e-POS, Enterprise Resource Planning, electronic payroll system, digital marketing, procurement, e-commerce and remote working. Celcom Business Suite also offers business owners the flexibility to choose and customise additional services based on their business needs. For each Celcom Business Suite subscription, customers can choose Microsoft Office365 or market their business digitally with Location-Based Advertising (LBA) at an affordable price. Interested SMEs can register at https://www.celcom.com.my/support/contact-us#business_contact_form for the Celcom Business Suite and begin the digital transformation for their businesses conveniently.
July 03, 2020 13:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): MMAG Holdings Bhd executive chairman Datuk Khan Mohd Akram Khan has resigned from the post, effective today, after disposing of his shareholding in the information and communications technology (ICT) firm. Two days ago, Khan disposed of his entire indirect interest of 102.01 million shares, representing a 10.08% stake, in the ACE Market-listed MMAG at 30 sen per share, another filing showed. Meanwhile, MMAG alternate director Dirk Johann Quinten has left office due to the resignation of Khan as the principal director. This raised his stake in MMAG to 14.06%, or 142.19 million shares, according to another filing. MMAG’s share price dropped 1.5 sen or 3.9% to 37 sen today, with 1.24 million units done.
July 03, 2020 12:11 UTC
MELAKA: A 46-year-old father from Alor Gajah here is still harbouring hope that his bedridden son will walk and talk again, shortly after winning millions of ringgit in a court battle. Chia said he loved his eldest son, Ah Ken, dearly and often cried to see him in such a condition. Chia, who has another son, 15, quit his job as a crane operator to care for his eldest son. His counsel V. Gobi said he was delighted when the court awarded the compensation to Chia. "Chia is a very determined man and he really struggled to provide the best care for his son without a job," he said.
July 03, 2020 12:11 UTC
One candidate, from India's Bharat Biotech, which is being developed with the Indian Council of Medical Research, was this week approved for Phase I and Phase II clinical trials. Phase I and Phase II trials typically test the safety of a drug before it enters Phase III trials that test its efficacy. Anant Bhan, a doctor and public health researcher, questioned the speed of the trial suggested in the letter and asked if its efficacy was being decided in advance. Several other health experts also questioned the proposed launch date of the vaccine. The ICMR official said the aim was to complete all trials on the vaccine candidate by Aug. 15.
July 03, 2020 08:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is closely monitoring the operations of Wirecard Payment Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Wirecard MY) to ensure that it will continue to fully meet its settlement obligations to merchants in Malaysia. Wirecard MY is a registered entity that carries out merchant acquiring services under section 17 of the Financial Services Act 2013, following the events unfolding at Wirecard AG, which is Wirecard MY’s parent company in Germany. Wirecard MY’s primary activity in Malaysia is to process card payments for merchants. According to BNM, while Wirecard AG has filed for insolvency proceedings in Germany, Wirecard MY is currently assessing its position and business operations in light of the developments at its parent company. "BNM would like to assure the public that the payment system remains safe and sound, and that it continues to function smoothly," it said.
July 03, 2020 05:37 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia is closely monitoring the operations of Wirecard Payment Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Wirecard MY) to ensure the latter will continue to fully meet its settlement obligations to merchants in Malaysia. The central bank said on Friday funds due to merchants are held in segregated bank accounts with licensed banking institutions in Malaysia which are not commingled with Wirecard MY’s own operational funds. Wirecard MY is a registered entity that carries out merchant acquiring services under section 17 of the Financial Services Act 2013. Wirecard MY’s primary activities in Malaysia is to process card payments for merchants. “Bank Negara Malaysia would like to assure the public that the payment system remains safe and sound, and that it continues to function smoothly, ” it said.
July 03, 2020 04:30 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a senior ranked female Johor Immigration Department officer on suspicion of being involved in human smuggling activities. “We detained the suspect in the afternoon at her workplace following information police received through interrogation on three Immigration Department officers who were arrested on June 23. “So far, we have arrested 23 enforcement officers for their involvement in human smuggling activities along the east coast area of Johor,” he said. Comm Ayob said among those arrested there were 14 policemen, five from the army and four Immigration officers. “We do not care about your rank because if you are involved in illegal activities, in particular human smuggling, the police will come after you,” he added.
July 03, 2020 04:07 UTC
His Pinduoduo Inc (PDD), a Groupon-like shopping app he founded in 2015, has become China's third-largest e-commerce platform, with a market value of more than US$100 billion. Huang, who controlled 43.3% of PDD shares, had reduced his stake to 29.4%, according to a June 30 regulatory filing. The wealth estimate also excludes US$3.9 billion that people familiar with the matter said was transferred to an angel investor. "PDD's users are largely bargain hunters reluctant to buy large-ticket items," they wrote in a note on Monday, adding that the company's image remains a key obstacle to users spending more. It came months before Huang took his company public in New York, raising US$1.63 billion in its July 2018 initial public offering.
July 03, 2020 03:11 UTC
AS a property developer, it means more than just a bricks-and-mortar company for Tanah Sutera Development (Sutera). Kuru Kuru shop is located in Sutera Mall to promote recycling by collecting and displaying usable unwanted items for those who need it. “Kuru Kuru means ‘re-circulation’ in Japanese and this concept originated from Kamikatsu, a zero waste-town. The Seed aspires to be a zero waste community development which collects food waste, closes the food loop and reduces the waste to landfill. Sutera Mall is currently undergoing installation of solar panels which will cover 21,000sqm with a total of 10,526 panels.
July 03, 2020 02:52 UTC
For some women – a small percentage, according to Dr Premitha – menopause comes without much fuss: periods gradually slow down and then, stops. About 60-70% of Malaysian women experience the typical perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, joint pains, mood fluctuations, night chills (see sidebar). The transitions that come with the change in a woman’s body can be frightening and even depressing, says onstetrician and gynaechologist Dr Premitha. It can be scary because you feel like you can’t control these changes, ” shares Dr Premitha. Another common symptom that women experience during this time, she says, is vaginal dryness which can make intercourse unpleasant.
July 03, 2020 01:52 UTC