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Over 732,300 Malaysians Fully Vaccinated: Health Minister

Under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, more than 732,300 people have taken both COVID-19 doses. According to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, they were among 1,182,133 individuals who have received the first dose, taking the total number of doses administered in the country so far to 1,914,438.

Selangor recorded the highest number of first doses administered at 157,056, followed by Kuala Lumpur (124,137), Sarawak (123,393), Perak (106,974) and Johor (100,163).

Currently, Malaysia is under the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination that began in April. This will run till August and will provide doses to 9.4 million senior citizens aged 65 and above, as well as vulnerable groups with morbidity problems and persons with disabilities.

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COVID-19 Update 13 May: Malaysia Records Over 4,800 New Cases, 27 Deaths

Malaysia has reported over 4,800 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 458,077 since the outbreak began the last ear in early March. With recording more than 1,783 new cases, Selangor is the worst-hit state of the country. This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (521 cases), Johor (467 cases), Sarawak and Penang (395 cases respectively).

According to Health Ministry, at least 27 people died on Thursday due to COVID-19, taking the total death toll to 1,788.

Health DG said Dr Noor Hisham revealed that 481 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care units (ICUs) as of today.

Dr Noor Hisham also added that, as of today, 481 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care units (ICUs) across the country, with 247 of them needing breathing assistance — both numbers being new record highs.

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MyShorts Opinion: Rape-Threats To Ain Show True Face Of Our Society

Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam, a 17-year-old student, is being given rape threats after she called out her teacher for mocking rape. According to Ain, her teacher said, “If you want to rape someone, do not rape those below 18 years old, rape those above 18 years old.”

The “joke” cracked by the teacher offended Ain, and us, too. We at MyShorts lend our support to Ain opine that what she did was the need of the hour – there should be no place for misogyny in Malaysia. And anyone who tries to normalise or joke about crime against women should be called out and penalised.

However, the “Joke” and subsequent backlash that Ain received shows the true face of our society and poses serious questions –  do we really value our women and care about their rights? Ain’s school, which should have actually sacked the teacher, instead issued a warning to Ain. While there was no action against the teacher,  the teenager was so troubled that she is now scared to go to school. More than that, some monsters in our society were highly offended with a girl voicing her concerns that they issued rape threats against Ain. The biggest question the entire episode poses to us – where are we moving towards a society?

We demand that police takes a suo moto action and arrests those who issued threats to Ain. The monsters need to name and shame. Moreover, Ain should be given security and any other support needed in this difficult time.
 
Girls like Ain are the ones who make this country a better society. We salute Ain for her courage and call upon the government to honour for what she did.

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Singer Awie Allegedly Breaks Covid-19 SOPs, Called For Questioning

Police have called singer Awie for questioning in a probe related to an alleged violation of Covid SOPs during an event in Melaka. Awie, whose full name is Ahmad Azhar Othman, had performed an event called “Satu Kayuhan Satu Zikir” humanitarian mission programme for rickshaw drivers.

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Singer Ahmad Azhar Othman or Awie, accused of violating Covid guidelines, has been called for interrogation by Melaka Tengah police.

The rock singer and celebrity allegedly broke guidelines during an event for the humanitarian mission at a hotel on Jalan Hang Tuah.

As per the police, a number of people, including the programme’s organiser, will also be called for questioning.

A video of the incident shows Awie performing at an event, where people didn’t follow Covid rule, such as wearing face masks and observing the physical distancing.

The performance was a part of “Satu Kayuhan Satu Zikir” humanitarian mission programme for rickshaw drivers on Friday.

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Watch: Sikh Bodybuilder From India Shoots Dead Dog For Fun, Arrested

In a cruel act, a man shot dead a dog in India’s Punjab province on Wednesday. He filmed the act, edited the video and uploaded it on his Instagram profile. The act took the internet users by shock who demanded Taranjot Singh Bath’s immediate arrest. Bath was arrested the next day. The incident took place in Punjab’s Patiala district. The gruesome video has gone viral on social media.

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In a gruesome act, a Sikh bodybuilder from India’s Punjab province shot dead an innocent dog and even filmed the act. The man, Taranjot Singh Bath, even uploaded the video on social media along with playback music. The video soon went viral on social media as a number of people raised a demand for strict action against Bath in disbelief.

Bath, from the popular city of Patiala in India’s Punjab, has been arrested by the police for shooting the dog with his 12-bore gun.

Indian activists and celebrities were among the firsts to raise the alarm on social media. Bollywood actress Mansha Bahl and top animal rights activist Meet Ashar brought the matter forward and demanded strict legal actions against the man in question.

As per the police, the gun used in the act has been seized, and the dog’s body has also been recovered for postmortem.

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SRC Conviction: Court To Hear Najib’s Appeal From 5 April

Kuala Lumpur: 

The Court of Appeal has announced the new date to hear former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s appeal against his conviction and jail sentence for allegedly misappropriating RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds. The court will start hearing Najib’s appeal from 5 April.

One of Najib Muhammad’s lawyers Farhan Muhammad Shafee in sending a text message on whatsapp said that the new hearing date for 12 days is now set from 5 to 8 April, 12 to 15 April and 19 to 22 April.

Meanwhile, both the defense and the prosecution on February 8 will receive amended appeal records and they will have to file their respective arguments by March 1 and answer arguments by March 19, according to sources.

Subsequent case management for the appeal is set for February 22.

The case management date was set yesterday before the deputy registrars of the Court of Appeal Darmafikri Abu Adam and N. Kanageswari and continues today, to set a hearing date and file an argument.

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Watch Video: Yoga Instructor Dances While Military Coup Was Taking Place Behind Her In Myanmar

An exercise instructor in Myanmar has gained global fame after her dancing video went viral on social media when the military coup was taking place in her country. Exercise instructor, Khing Hnin Wai, was filming her dancing video in front of country’s parliament in national capital, Naypyidaw, but it seems that she was not even aware about the dangerous development that was happening just behind her.

In a viral video, it can be seen a Yoga instructor is deeply immersed in her dance and a group of SUVs are moving behind her after overthrowing the elected government. 

It seems that probably she was not hearing the military convoy’s siren due to loud  music, and was continuing in her dance. 

Soon after the video went viral on social media, Khing, who had been filming her exercise in front of the assembly over the past several months, took to Facebook clarifying it was a real video.

She revealed that she was filming it for the aerobic dance competition- that has now been unforgettable for her. 

On February 1, Myanmar’s powerful military seized the government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Military also detained Suu Ki, including several top leaders and judges. 

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Hundreds Of Rohingya Muslims Missing From Indonesian Camp

Kuala Lumpur: Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been missing from an Indonesian camp. It is to be feared that they have been victims of human trafficking to Malaysia. According to AFP report, only 112 Rohingya people remain left in Indonesia’s Lhokseumawe camp were more than 400 refugees arrived last year between June to September.

It is to be believed that hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Malaysia through the Malacca strait by smugglers.

Confirming reports of missing Rohingya Muslims from Lhokseumawe camp, the authority said that they have no idea about the missing refugees.

In the past few months, dozens of Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Malaysia for a better life with the help of traffickers.

A huge human trafficking network can be seen in Thailand, which has been transporting poor people and migrants, including Rohingya refugees into Malaysia and other countries.

The plight of Rohingya Muslims began in 2017 when Myanmar’s armed forces started a crackdown against them, forcing millions of people to vacate the country.

More than 750,000 Rohingya people arrived in Bangladesh through several water routes.

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Your Condominium Admin Can Mandate Coronavirus Test: Ismail Sabri

Kuala Lumpur: The management staff of your condominium has the right to make the coronavirus tests mandatory, senior minister Ismail Sabri said today. The administration, he said, may ask the residents to submit to Covid-19 tests and bar those who fail to comply. Several condo managements have set up this requirement recently. “Yes they can. To ensure the safety of residents, the management of condominium or apartments can make such rules,” the minister said.

In another important development, the minister annnounced that an extension of operating hours for the essential businesses until 10pm, starting from tomorrow.

The essential businesses include – supermarkets, pharmacies, sundry shops, convenient stores, optometrists, laundrettes and pet shops. Ismail Sabri Yaakob that forestry and timber industry related businesses are also allowed to opearate till 10 pm. The move comes weeks after the government extended business hours for restaurants to 10pm.

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Man Died Due To ‘Extreme Orgasm’ While Having Sex With Woman

Kuala Lumpur: A 35-year-old man died after having sex with a woman in southeastern Africa’s Malawi. The police said that he died due to ‘extreme excitement’ during his sexual activities with his partner. The incident was reported last year in August 2020. Police revealed the victims’ name as Charles Majawa, who hailed from Matepwe village, Phalombe.

The post mortem reports of the victim has revealed that he died of “excessive orgasm which caused blood vessels in the brain to rupture.”

The local newspaper Nyasa Times wrote that man died because of his “too much sexual excitement and sweetness.”

The cops started investigation over the matter after the woman informed the police after taking suggestions from her colleagues.

Cops also confirmed that the woman was not responsible for his death and no case will be filed against her.

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