SERDANG: Police have arrested eight men following a brawl between two groups believed to be from different tow truck companies. Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan said the incident occurred at around 2pm Thursday (May 28) near Serdang Raya 1/7 in Seri Kembangan. "The complainant, a 36-year-old tow truck driver, was instructed by his employer to tow a car which had been involved in an accident. "Investigations revealed the cause for the brawl was because the accident vehicle was insured by the same company the complainant worked at, but the vehicle owner had directed another company to manage the vehicle," he said. ACP Ismadi said they have arrested eight suspects so far and are working on tracing the whereabouts of those still at large.
May 29, 2020 00:52 UTC
Persatuan Restoran Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan Ku Su Shin Choong Hung chairman Datuk Lum Tuck Loy said there had been cases where enforcement officers came shortly before restaurants’ closing time at 10pm. Association vice-chairman Sia Boon Kong said the guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP) were confusing and not standardised. Sia said there were apparent discrepancies between what were allowed in the guidelines and those during enforcement. “We are not against the government or trying to question the SOP but there should be clearer guidelines for restaurant operators, ” he said. “The enforcement officers should have been more considerate and reasonable, ” he said, adding that the restaurant operator settled all the compounds issued to the customers and workers.
May 28, 2020 23:26 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: More sectors including schools can be reopened if Malaysia continues to see low Covid-19 figures in the first week of June, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. “We are very cautious before we make changes to our policies, ” he said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 press conference. Dr Noor Hisham stressed on the importance of Malaysians continuing to comply with the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP). “RT-PCR testing at the very beginning was only 7,000 to 8,000 a day but now it is almost 30,000, ” he said. For the antigen RTK method, 3,708 tests were done as of May 27, with 50 samples having tested positive for the virus.
May 28, 2020 22:18 UTC
He claimed that revenge via a federal crackdown on Twitter and other social media companies was coming. He also reportedly plans to ask Attorney General William Barr to convene state attorneys general to investigate social media companies for deceptive practices. “There’s nothing I’d rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday. Trump can’t force the FCC to change existing regulations that give social media companies latitude to restrict objectionable content. The First Amendment’s broad protection for editorial discretion from government dictates applies to social media platforms.
May 28, 2020 21:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today dismissed speculation that he is undergoing medical treatment in Singapore. The Prime Minister, a cancer survivor, said he is undergoing COVID-19 self-quarantine at his residence in Bukit Damansara in the city. “I wish to state that these are false claims and are not true at all. Muhyiddin had engaged in the video conferencing session with Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to get an update on the COVID-19 situation. Muhyiddin is on self-quarantine for 14 days from May 22 after an officer who attended a post-Cabinet meeting the Prime Minister chaired two days earlier had tested positive for COVID-19.
May 28, 2020 17:48 UTC
SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the federal government to urgently expedite efforts to secure international funds to help states protect and conserve their forests. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change effects and protecting biodiversity, and should not be allowed to be logged or used for other purposes. Such international funds include the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund and the Global Environment Facility. These water resources are also vital in supporting the country’s rice bowl, which the Kedah MB has promised to protect. We call for no further delay in acting to save and protect the Ulu Muda forest, as well as other forests in Kedah that should not be given as replacement logging concessions.
May 28, 2020 01:07 UTC
But far from being idle, Lyia has quickly adapted to the situation by falling back on painting – her other talent. Her last exhibition was in March at Menara Maybank with other emerging female artists in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Though music is his first love, Lau said making the switch was necessary for survival. “So now instead of playing music, my job is to plan for the next day’s marketing and prepare orders. Amizan, who has been performing for the last 40 years, has started his own home-cooked food delivery business with wife Kyra.
May 27, 2020 23:36 UTC
THE column by Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, “Our country belongs to our children” (in the fortnightly column Over the Top, The Star, May 26; online at bit.ly/star_tajuddin) on the ownership of national assets and power rocks the boat and makes waves. It awakens an awareness of a new perspective different from established narratives and embedded perceptions/beliefs propagated by the powers-that-be with the support of teachers, political commentators and the mass media. These beliefs, attitudes and assumptions appear to be deep- rooted among the general public except, perhaps, among the orang asal because they have their own world view that is less exposed to the hypnosis of the mass media. Prof Tajuddin’s article will, hopefully, stimulate young people and alert them to question the propaganda of the status quo. ABU HANIFFAKuala Lumpur
May 27, 2020 23:15 UTC
Like everywhere else in the world, Malaysia has not been spared the devastating effects of the pandemic on our economy. We now move to our second challenge, where the government needs to holistically make the unpopular, tough decisions to support job providers, which indirectly support employees and their job security. I dare say that this is the toughest of times for all of us. Direct support for the sustainability of these job providers indirectly safeguards the job security of their employees. To synthesise, let us be more focused on making sure these job providers do not close down.
May 27, 2020 08:03 UTC
Evaluating the relevant lessons from economic history provides useful clues for resolution of the current economic crisis. Fiscal policy and sociopolitical stabilityDuring times of economic crisis, sociopolitical stability and safety is paramount not just purely from a humane but also an economic perspective. Coordinated approachThe critical success during the AFC was a result of clear coordination in implementing the crisis response. Applying the lessonsIn formulating a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, lessons in economic history merit serious consideration and discourse, and are summarised below. (ii) The EPU, which is under the PM’s Department, must be fully responsible for coordinating economic crisis response, but they must work closely with the MOF.
May 27, 2020 07:52 UTC
It pays to stay physically fit, and it is never too late to start – just ask Nisha Mohd Ibrahim. “At the gym, nobody my age attends Body Pump (a resistance workout using a barbell and light weights) classes. Her best achievement was completing a 32km hash challenge in Kuala Lumpur a few years back. “For the past few years, I have been going up to Kuala Lumpur to celebrate with my girls, but this year, they are taking precautions and not returning home. Being self-sufficient, Nisha has no intentions of moving to Kuala Lumpur to be with her daughters.
May 26, 2020 23:30 UTC
DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Joshua Kimmich's sweet first-half lob gave leaders Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday to close in on the league title with a seven-point advantage over their rivals and six games left in the season. Bayern, who have now won seven straight league matches, are on 64 points with Dortmund still on 57. The here and now is important," said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. "I think that now it is only up to Bayern to decide the title," said Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. "We are seven points behind and can do nothing more than win our games.
May 26, 2020 18:49 UTC
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday at the age of 98. Shielded from challengers by a four-decade monopoly on gambling, Ho helped transform Macau from a sleepy peninsula dotted with seedy, windowless gambling dens into the world's biggest casino centre. Ho lost his gambling monopoly in 2002 when Macau was opened up to competition, three years after the enclave returned to Chinese rule. However, Ho earned the adoration of many Hong Kong and Macau residents for his swashbuckling business style and his philanthropic work. He left school and worked for seven days for the Air Raid Service Department before the Japanese captured Hong Kong.
May 26, 2020 07:30 UTC
There is much that is known, but much more that is unknown about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19. There are various ways that one can contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus without realising it. When one breathes in this air or touches the contaminated surface, one can get infected. Prevention is bestThe movement control order (MCO) is a rudimentary instrument that cannot eliminate the SARS-CoV-2 virus by itself. Research found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can remain on clothes for as long as a day.
May 25, 2020 23:26 UTC
IPOH: Claiming that he was “summoned’ to go to Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar, a 30-year-old man crashed into the palace compound when policemen manning the entrance stopped him. Kuala Kangsar OCPD Asst Comm Razali Ibrahim said the man, from Gerik, was asked to turn back his vehicle and told he could not go in. ACP Razali said the man then got into his car and crashed into the palace compound. “After his vehicle stopped, he pointed a toy gun at the police before a struggle ensued and he was arrested,” he said yesterday. “He claimed someone had called him to come to the palace, as the “Sultan” wanted to meet him.
May 25, 2020 22:18 UTC