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Action Against Employers If They Stop Workers From Self-Quarantine: Health Minister

Employers can’t stop workers from self-isolation if their Covid test report is awaited, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said today. If an employer is found stopping his employee from isolation, he will be liable to face action under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), the minister said. The workers who test positive must undergo quarantine and those who test negative must self-isolate, the minister said.

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Health Minister Dr Adham Baba today said that employers may face legal action if they stop employees from self-quarantine while waiting for their Covid results. Mr Bhaba said that such employers will be liable for action under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).

The minister added that any worker who tests positive must go under compulsory quarantine for 10 days and those who test negative must go for self-isolation.

“If employers are found to have disallowed this quarantine, provisions of Act 342 can be used to impose penalties on them,” Mr Bhaba said.

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Jabs Postponed For 2,800 Recipients

AstraZeneca vaccine doses, scheduled for May 15 and 16, have been rescheduled for 2,800 people, minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today. The rescheduling has been done to avoid overcrowding. The vaccination was scheduled to be done at Kuala Lumpur’s World Trade Centre (WTCKL). A new date for these 2,800 people will be announced soon.

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The government has postponed the vaccination jabs for 2,800 recipients to avoid overcrowding at Kuala Lumpur’s World Trade Centre (WTCKL).

Minister-in-charge Khairy Jamaluddin said that the dates have been changed for those who had vaccination scheduled for May 15 and 16.

“The 2,800 appointments will be rescheduled to a later date from May 17 to 23. They will be informed through the MySejahtera application from tomorrow,” Khairy said.

A total of 19,000 people were scheduled to be vaccinated on May 15 and 16, but the number is now reduced to 16,200.

The minister further informed that 98 per cent of people are attending the vaccination programme, and around 60,000 are awaiting vaccination.

Khairy said the attendance rate for AstraZeneca appointments was currently at 98%, and there were some 60,000 on the waiting list.

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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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Police Permission Not Needed For Crossing States, Districts For Work

No need for the workers who have to cross states and districts to go to offices, multiple senior cops have said today. A number of workers were stopped at the state and district borders yesterday after senior minister Ismail Sabri announced mandatory permission of police for such travel. However, the government has now clarified that the announcement is only for the people travelling for no-work purposes.

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Workers crossing state and districts do not require special police permission, the international trade and industry ministry said today. According to the Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed, a worker will only need his employer and his international trade and industry ministry (Miti) letter to pass the boundaries, news website FMT reported.

Brickfields police chief Anuar Omar also confirmed said that a special police permit was not needed. He also told FMT that workers have been informed about the same.

A number of workers were stopped at the state and district borders yesterday after senior minister Ismail Sabri announced mandatory permission of police for such travel.

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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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Record Rise In ICU Coronavirus Cases: Health DG Noor Hisham Abdullah

There are 506 patients who are in ICUs due to Covid or Covid-like complications, Health DG Noor Hisham Abdullah informed today. Another 295 patients are on ventilator support. The new data shared by Health DG include those who have not tested positive for Covid, but have same health complications.

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Health DG Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that Coronavirus cases in ICU wards have risen to 506 in the past few weeks, a record high. There are another 295 patients who need ventilators to breathe, he added.

The new numbers include “confirmed”, “probable” and “suspected” Covid-19 patients in intensive care.

The data shared this time is a bit different, it includes the probable and suspected cases too, these are patients that are having same health complications as confirmed coronavirus patients.

“Throughout the country, critical case admissions to intensive care units have increased by 44 percent compared to the previous two weeks. Some states such as Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan and Sarawak have a higher rate,” Mr Abdullah said.

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Cops Seize Zunar’s Phone In Thaipusam Holiday Cartoon Row – 5th Time So Far

Police today seized cartoonist Zunar’s phone during questioning in a case linked to a cartoon of Kedah Menteri Besar. Zulkiflee Anwar Alhaque, aka Zunar, allegedly mocked the menteri besar over the cancelling of the Thaipusam state holiday this year. Zunar claimed that this is the 5th time in six years that cops had seized his phone.

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The police today seized the mobile phone of cartoonist Zunar over a probe linked to a cartoon that allegedly mocked Menteri Besar of Kedah over cancelling of the Thaipusam state holiday this year.

Zulkiflee Anwar Alhaque, better known with his pen name Zunar, claimed that this was his fifth mobile phone that has been seized by police since 2015 over his artwork.

There are three police reports that have been filed against Zunar in Alor Setar, Pendang and Padang Terap.

“They took my phone to carry out forensic analysis on my activities on the internet with regard to the cartoon I drew,” he said.

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Sports, Recreational Acts Banned In MCO Areas

The government has banned sports and recreation activities in areas put under Movement Control Order. There will be complete ban of events in commercial facilities, public facilities and fields. A special permission from relevant authorities will be needed to carry out any such activity, the sports ministry said.

The Youth and Sports Ministry has banned all sports and recreational activities in the areas that have been put under Movement Control Order or MCO in wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases.

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There will be no sporting activities in areas like commercial facilities, public facilities, and fields, a decision taken by the national security council has said. Special permission will have to be taken in case a sporting or recreational event has to be taken place.

“The Youth and Sports Ministry made some proposals to NSC and they made the decision based on the risk evaluation done by Health Ministry, in line with the current Covid-19 situation.

“Our hope is to break the rise in new cases in the community, especially in the Klang Valley,” said the ministry in a statement.

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No Ramadan Bazaars In Selangor MCO Areas From Saturday

The Selangor government has decided to shut to Ramadan bazaars MCO areas. There are six such districts in the state. The places of worship and kindergartens will remain open for now. The Bazaars will be allowed to operate for two days during this period. Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said that the decision has been taken to ensure the “interest of the traders” and keeping in mind surge in Covid cases.

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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today said that Ramadaan Bazaars will stay closed in the six districts of the state put under the MCO. Mr Shari added that the places of worship and kindergartens will be allowed to operate.

The Bazaars will be allowed to operate even during the MCO.

Mr Amirudin Shari said that bazaars were allowed to operate even during the MCO to keep into account the interests of traders.

“By Saturday, they would have been trading for 25 days. It won’t be too cruel if we close the bazaars then,” he said.

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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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