He faces a motion of no confidence filed by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, ahead of the Dewan Rakyat meeting tomorrow. It’s the government which decides and informs the Secretary of the House on matters of priority. More specifically, it was Dr Mahathir who opened the door for Muhyiddin. It’s academic now but the truth is Dr Mahathir, for whatever reason, quit as PM and caused the collapse of his own government. As Dr Mahathir became more indecisive, Muhyiddin and his men took advantage of that door left ajar.
May 17, 2020 00:45 UTC
THE Chinese Medicine Task Force of Malaysia (Covid-19) and Beijing Tong Ren Tang Global Expert Group for Covid-19 Prevention and Treatment have come up with a guideline to fight the pandemic. The ‘Malaysia Covid-19 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practice Guideline’ which integrates Chinese medicine practitioners’ practical experience in using TCM in the prevention and treatment of suspected and confirmed cases can be downloaded from http://sg.mikecrm.com/xCqqC4w. He added that the guideline is possibly the first TCM prevention and treatment plan for Covid-19 released outside of China. On April 19, the task force in collaboration with the Institute of Integrative Medicine of Dalian Medical University, organised the China-Malaysia International Conference on Covid-19: Prevention and Treatment of Integrative Medicine. During the virtual session, the academics also discussed the role of TCM in aiding the treatment of the disease.
May 17, 2020 00:11 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A private hospital in Kuala Lumpur is being investigated for allegedly increasing the price of three-ply masks for patients receiving treatment. "The price is high, equivalent to RM11.20 each, compared to the ceiling price set at RM1.50 per piece, ” he said in a statement Friday (May 15). The investigation found documents relating to the transaction, including masks, which have been confiscated from the hospital. The case is being investigated under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 for an offence under Section 11 of selling or offering to sell controlled items (masks) at a price exceeding the set ceiling price, and Section 14 for profiteering by selling or offering to sell the goods (masks). Iskandar stressed that the ministry was serious in ensuring that the supply of masks can be obtained at prices not exceeding the set ceiling price.
May 15, 2020 11:26 UTC
Parenting is an ongoing journey, and parents need to keep enriching and educating themselves as their child grows from an innocent baby into a mature adult. However, keep in mind that children observe parental behaviour, thus parents need to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. To safely navigate this minefield of misinformation, you need to know where to find reliable information. I want to assure you not to worry about it, as parenting is for life, so do “grow” along with your child. Even as parents, we need to acknowledge that we could use some help in providing the best for our child.
May 14, 2020 23:26 UTC
I assume that when Parliament meets again in July, MPs would still be required to wear masks. I am raising this issue because of the disturbing report on the death of three teenagers in China while doing physical exercise with masks on. There is also the report of a 26-year-old jogger in Wuhan who suffered a punctured lung while jogging for 5km. Will this not be a serious concern for our MPs who engage in strenuous verbal exchanges and making extended speeches in Parliament? Many civil societies have called for a virtual Parliament to be in session and to continue for two weeks instead of the one-day physical meeting.
During the 2pm incident on Wednesday in Taman Silibin Indah, Ipoh, the area behind the eight houses collapsed, resulting in cracks appearing on the walls and damaging the kitchen area. Mohammad Rosli, 57, an electrical engineer who had been staying there for 13 years, said he suspected it was caused by trapped water underground, as the Tambun River flowed behind the houses. “My wife woke me up and when we went outside to look, the whole stretch behind the houses had collapsed. “We will also ask the Perak Water Board to carry out a chlorine test, as there seems to be underground water movement. “From my observation, the incident is more of a slope failure,” she added.
The German football league starts this weekend but with Covid-19 still a threat, many are questioning the timing of its recommencement. It was from Astro indicating that “live” telecast of football matches would resume this weekend. This resumption will not involve my favourite league – the English Premier League (EPL) – but I was overjoyed nonetheless. Astro will be showing Bundesliga (German football league) matches this weekend and the Germans will become the first European league to restart matches this season. Ultimately, the resumption of European football will boil down to a question of whether economic considerations will triumph over health matters.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Chinese shares closed lower on Thursday as investors worried about a prolonged recovery in the economy, while awaiting more active stimulus policies to cushion the blow from the Covid-19. The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.96% lower at 2,870.34. The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 0.94% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 1.076%. ** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index was weaker by 1.35%, while Japan's Nikkei index closed down 1.74%. So far this year, the Shanghai stock index is down 5.9% and the CSI300 has fallen 4.2%, while China's H-share index listed in Hong Kong is down 13.4%.
May 14, 2020 07:41 UTC
KAJANG: A 44-year-old businessman claimed trial at a Sessions Court here to a charge of drink driving and causing the death of a policeman at a roadblock two weeks ago. K. Kalaichelvan was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of 31-year-old Kpl Safwan Mohamad Ismail, who was manning the roadblock at Lekas Highway at 2.10am on May 3. For this offence, he faces imprisonment of up to 12 months or fine up to RM1,000 or both, if convicted. At a separate court, Kalaichelvan claimed trial to moving within an infected area at the same highway at 2am on the same day. Kpl Safwan died due to severe injuries after a four-wheel-drive vehicle driven by Kalaichelvan ran over him at the roadblock.
May 13, 2020 23:09 UTC
PETALING JAYA: While restaurant owners in Selangor are relieved to welcome diners again after close to two months, the public are still rather apprehensive about eating out under the new normal brought about by the Covid-19 threat. Syed Khalid Alwee Aljunid was glad to be able to dine out again as the food certainly tasted better when served hot. Client brand marketing executive Wong Pui Koon, 27, said she would limit eating out to avoid the risk of infection. For Heshwinder Oon, 27, he has been coping well by ordering in and eating home-cooked fare. “I am very concerned about safety and would like to take time to reopen my business,” said the 57-year-old.
May 13, 2020 22:52 UTC
All four later died.“That is why, please limit the number of people in the house at one time. “Although 20 is the maximum number allowed, there is no need for that many people to be in the house, especially if you have senior citizens living with you,” he said in his daily briefing. Ismail Sabri said if possible, Hari Raya should be celebrated with only those who stay in the same house to avoid infection. Ismail Sabri said there must be no house visits, even among family, after the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. “This means that 5% of our population were not complying and I see this (number) as high,” he said.
May 13, 2020 22:18 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: Strict adherence to the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedure (SOP) during conditional movement control order (MCO) is crucial to prevent Covid-19 infection rates from increasing. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the success of the earlier phases of the MCO resulted in the Covid-19 “R0” value going down from 3.5 to 0.3. The R0 value will also help the government to decide whether or not to open up more economic sectors, including barber shops. On the reopening of borders, Dr Noor Hisham said such a move will be the “last option and resort” as many factors need to be considered. He said the country has recorded 360 Covid-19 cases from Malaysians after they returned from abroad, and from that, 88 tested negative in the first swab.
May 13, 2020 20:37 UTC
Android users are being asked to grant permission for location data, even though the app claims not to use it. Ministers want to see the current app rolled out across the country by the middle of May, as a crucial part of the effort to track and trace the spread of the virus. An app will only help if enough people to download it, which privacy rules say must be a voluntary process. The UK has already faced pressure over potential flaws to the current app. If the current app is rolled out nationwide, it will have some cheerleaders.
May 13, 2020 07:41 UTC
KFC Malaysia has denied an unverified report claiming that the company’s poultry supply comes from a chicken processing plant in Pedas, Negeri Sembilan, where staff have allegedly tested positive for Covid-19. “We would like to assure our customers that KFC Malaysia is not associated with the plant and that it does not supply any poultry to KFC Malaysia,” the company said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a report stated that it is “highly unlikely that people can contract Covid-19 from food or food packaging”. There is no evidence to date of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses being transmitted via food or food packaging. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has also stated that there is no indication that Covid-19 can spread through food.
May 13, 2020 04:52 UTC
SERVICES BHD will start offering a one-stop portal for employers in Malaysia to help them in the screening of their workers for the Covid-19 virus. Presently, employees who are registered contributors to the Social Security Organisation (Socso), including foreign workers, can have the costs of testing covered by Socso’s Prihatin Screening Programme. MY EG said when the screening is completed, individuals will be issued with a digital certificate by MYEG. Employers, whose workers who have been screened, were encouraged to voluntarily declare their status on MYEG’s portal. The self-declaration would enable MYEG to better assist the Ministry of Human Resources in updating the testing status of workers in the country.
May 12, 2020 05:48 UTC