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Buru individu sebar berita palsu

February 21, 2020 | News | No Comments

KERAJAAN bertegas memburu individu yang menyebarkan berita tidak benar sekali gus mengheret mereka ke mahkamah.

Timbalan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin berkata, kerajaan sudah lama berdiam diri dalam hal berkenaan namun kini sudah tiba masanya untuk mengambil tindakan terhadap individu terbabit.

“Kerajaan bersedia untuk dikritik, kritik lah sepedas mana pun kami akan terima dan tiada tindakan akan diambil kerana kami mengamalkan demokrasi. Kita hanya ambil tindakan terhadap mereka yang menyebarkan berita palsu.

“Malangnya, sejak kebelakangan ini ada individu yang menggunakan kebebasan diberikan dengan menyebarkan berita palsu, fitnah, berita yang boleh timbulkan isu perkauman, agama serta keresahan pada rakyat. Selama ini kami berdiam kerana merasakan masyarakat tidak akan menyebarkan berita palsu lagi.

“Namun, masih ada individu yang menyebarkan fitnah sehingga mengganggu gugat keamanan negara contohnya dalam isu penularan wabak Covid-19, dan itu adalah titik permulaan mengapa kerajaan bertegas untuk memburu individu ini dari terus menyebarkan fitnah terhadap kerajaan,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam sidang media khas isu penyebaran berita palsu dan fitnah yang diadakan di Bahagian Hal Ehwal Undang-Undang Jabatan Perdana Menteri, di Putrajaya, hari ini.

Turut hadir dalam sidang media berkenaan Timbalan Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia, Eddin Syazlee Shith.

Ketika ditanya sama ada kerajaan akan mengembalikan Akta Antiberita Tidak Benar 2018, Hanipa berkata, kerajaan komited tidak akan mengkaji semula akta berkenaan kerana undang-undang sedia ada sudah mencukupi bagi membendung berita palsu.

Sementara itu, Eddin Syazlee berkata, individu yang didapati melakukan kesalahan itu boleh dikenakan tindakan mengikut Seksyen 233 Akta Komunikasi dan Multimedia 1998 dan dan Seksyen 505 Kanun Keseksaan.

“Dari Januari tahun lalu sehingga 20 Februari ini, sebanyak 62 kes sudah disiasat, daripada jumlah itu lapan kes sudah didakwa dengan sembilan pertuduhan.

“Kita akan terus mendidik masyarakat dalam hal penyebaran berita palsu ini, selain itu pihak kementerian turut menyediakan platform dikenali sebagai sebenarnya.my yang boleh menyemak sesuatu berita yang dibaca oleh mereka.

“Melalui portal berkenaan, ia secara tidak langsung akan mendidik masyarakat supaya berhati hati dengan isu yang disampaikan bagi menyemak risalah yang tidak benar,” katanya.

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The Marang Civil Defense District Office (APM) has warned the public not to go near the beaches at Pulau Kekabu, Terengganu for now, as it can be really dangerous. This is because they have collected over 30 Portuguese man o’ war jellyfishes on the beaches and these animals are very venomous.

According to Berita Harian, APM collected the jellyfishes today (Feb 20th) and said that people should stay away from the beaches until the animals are gone. Captain of Apm, Mohd Zabri Abd Razak, said that the team did a routine observation at the beach around 11.46am and were surprised to find so many of the jellyfishes washed up on the sand.

“We thought that it would only be a few jellyfishes but we were wrong as we found more than 30 live jellyfishes that were still alive lying on the beach. It’s fortunate that at that time, there were no visitors on the beach. We would like to warn the public to always be careful when they are visiting that beach,” he explained.

APM thought that the Portuguese man o’ war jellyfishes had gone from the beach because when they inspected the area yesterday and the day before that, they could not find any. However, they said that it was possible that many of the jellyfishes might still be floating in the middle of the sea, and they could be slowly making their way to the beach.

Mohd Zabri also cautions the public not to touch the jellyfishes as they are very venomous and if they see one, they should immediately leave the area. APM says that they have already informed the Terengganu Department of Fisheries for further action.

APM said that they will carry out routine inspections as necessary as they want to make sure that public safety is assured. Before this, the APM team had informed that they found 11 dead Portuguese man o’ war jellyfishes at Pulau Kekabu beach on Feb 11th. Another 10 live jellyfishes were found floating in the sea. The dead jellyfishes were sent to the Oceanography Centre at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) for further investigation.

Previously, these venomous creatures were also recently spotted at the waters in Pahang and Johor. They are easy enough to recognise as they are translucent, and they are usually tinged blue, purple, pink, or mauve. In some places, they are known as “Bluebottles.”

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Suspek tikam leher muazin ditahan

February 21, 2020 | Crime, News | No Comments

London: Polis berjaya menahan seorang lelaki berusia 29 tahun yang disyaki menikam muazin di sebuah masjid di tengah London, semalam.

Daily Mail melaporkan, pihak berkuasa mengesahkan kejadian berkenaan tiada kaitan dengan serangan pengganas.

Mangsa dikenali sebagai Rafat Maqlas,69, ditikam pada lehernya ketika mahu menunaikan solat Asar, semalam.

Selepas kejadian, warga emas itu dibawa ke hospital dan masih tersenyum ketika dirawat.

Ketua Unit Penguasa Daerah Pentadbiran London tengah Superintendan Helen Harper berkata, siasatan dilakukan untuk menyiasat motif kejadian.

“Kita percaya ia cuma insiden terpencil. Rondaan ditingkatkan di sekitar kawasan masjid untuk keselamatan orang ramai. Saya juga ingin berterima kasih kepada setiap orang dalam masjid yang membantu mengesan suspek sebelum ditahan dan tidak putus-putus memberikan maklumat dalam membantu siasatan pegawai saya.

“Kecederaan dialami mangsa juga tidak serius,” katanya.

Seorang saksi memberitahu, suspek biasa dilihat di masjid itu dan kali terakhir dilihat enam bulan lalu.

Suspek yang menikam muazin berkenaan. FOTO Agensi

Abi Watik, 59, berkata, mangsa menikam sekali di bahu kanan mangsa ketika solat baru dimulakan.

“Suspek pada mulanya dilihat solat di belakang mangsa sebelum menikamnya.

“Saya percaya suspek itu memang menunggu detik itu untuk menyerang.

Perdana Menteri Boris Johnson menzahirkan kedukaan di atas kejadian berkenaan.

“Saya sangat sedih mendengar serangan berlaku di masjid tengah London. Ia sungguh mengerikan dan tidak patut berlaku lebih-lebih lagi dalam tempat ibadat.

“Ingatan tulus ikhlas saya untuk mangsa dan mereka yang terkesan,” katanya menerusi ciapan dalam Twitter.

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SERDANG – A 47-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of a woman in a parking lot in Puchong.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan said the suspect, who is the woman’s ex-husband, was arrested in Genting Highlands at about 2am yesterday (Feb 20).

“The woman was a Chinese national with a Permanent Resident status. Her family members – her daughter and younger sister – have identified the body at Serdang Hospital,” he said when contacted.

Post-mortem on the body, added ACP Ismadi, showed the cause of death to be multiple wounds from a sharp object.

“There were wounds on her neck and head, and on the front as well the back of her body. We believe the murder weapon to be a knife,” he said, adding that the suspect had been put on remand until Feb 26.

“We are ruling out theft as a motive as the victim’s belongings were not missing,” he said. ACP Ismadi also urged anyone with information to contact the Serdang district police headquarters at 03-8074 2222 or the nearest police station.

The body of the woman, in her 50s, was found in a pool of blood in a parking lot in Pusat Bandar Puchong Jaya at about 10.20pm on Wednesday.

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If you’re a regular user of the Internet, a function that you should be extremely familiar with is the Copy-Cut-Paste. It basically did my assignments more than I ever did! This simple function has saved so many lives, we are forever thankful for the brains behind the iconic function, Larry Tesler. Unfortunately, Larry passed away on Monday (Feb 17th) at the age of 74.

I’m sure most of us have never heard of him before today despite using his invention almost on a daily basis. A computer scientist, Larry has worked with many tech industry giants like XEROX, Apple, Amazon and Yahoo! just to name a few. In 1973, Larry and his colleague Tim Mott developed the basic functionality of copy and paste as a way to make computer use easier and more interactive.

After leaving Xerox, he joined Apple and rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of Apple Newton Group and also the chief scientist within the advanced technology group. While he’s most famous for the invention of the copy-cut-paste function, that wasn’t his only achievement! He led the research on developing the Apple Newton which was the predecessor for the tablet computer. Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered where did the term browser came from, Larry Tesler was the one to coin the term by creating a Smalltalk code browser.

After leaving Apple and Yahoo!, as of 2009, he was an independent consultant and lived with his wife in the Silicon Valley area with his wife. The cause of his death wasn’t immediately available.

Larry Tesler was an innovative inventor who created a function that helped so many people on a daily basis across multiple devices. So far, 2020 hasn’t been a favorable year with us losing so many legends.

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Yarraka Bayles from Brisbane took a video of her son, Quaden, who suffers from dwarfism, crying his eyes out and asking his mom to just kill him because he can’t stand the bullies anymore.

In the heartbreaking video, Quaden can be seen saying how he did nothing yet the bully called him the dumbest kid in class.

I just wanna die right now! I want someone to kill me!”

Just imagine what kind of torment this boy would have gone through everyday for him to be talking like this.  Yarraka explained how this happens almost every day, and this not only hurts her son but also hurts them as a family. Her sadness can clearly be felt through the video as she relates that she has to keep a constant eye on him due to multiple suicide attempts.

Comments of support and love poured in immediately after his mom posted the video and it’s uplifting to see some people still care and have some love in their heart.

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Captain Manvikram Singh Gill is the first medical officer to be honoured with the Pharmacy Professional of The Year 2019 award

SwipeRx, the largest social network of pharmacists in Southeast Asia, presented its top professional pharmacist award to Manvikram on Monday, 17 February. 

According to their website, SwipeRx has a community of over 150,000 pharmacy professionals across the region with over 40,000 pharmacies using them as a one-stop shop for their daily practice.

The 28-year-old, who is currently a pharmacist at Tuanku Mizan Armed Forces Hospital in Wangsa Maju, beat thousands of other pharmacists to win the award

“I am proud of the award which helped put the Armed Forces and the country on a pedestal. It will motivate me and my fellow colleagues to aim higher in our service,” Manvikram said, according to New Straits Times.

Manvikram credits his success to Brigadier-General Datuk Dr A Halim Basari

Dr Halim is Malaysia’s first military pharmacist and also serves as pharmacy director at the Health Services Division of the Defence Ministry.

“I was Dr Halim’s understudy during my early years after graduating as second-lieutenant (from the Armed Forces Health Institute at the Terendak Camp in Melaka),” said Manvikram.

“It was Dr Halim who intensively groomed me with an advanced pharmacy leadership course,” he added, according to New Straits Times

He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in pharmacy at the International Medical University in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

“I aspire to further promote the capabilities of the pharmacy profession in Malaysia.”

“This in the long term will enhance the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists for the betterment of the community,” he said.

Military pharmacists provide healthcare services during peace or wartime

Registered pharmacist Dr Aisyah Saad wrote in her blog that Military Pharmacy is a profession that ensures military readiness and maintains fighting strength of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) with medical support and pharmaceutical care.

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CHICAGO – Scientists in China who studied nose and throat swabs from 18 patients infected with the new coronavirus say it behaves much more like influenza than other closely related viruses, suggesting it may spread even more easily than previously believed.

In at least in one case, the virus was present even though the patient had no symptoms, confirming concerns that asymptomatic patients could also spread the disease.

Although preliminary, the findings published on Wednesday (Feb 19) in the New England Journal of Medicine offer new evidence that this Covid-19, which has killed more than 2,000 people, mostly in China, is not like its closely related coronavirus cousins.

“If confirmed, this is very important,” said Dr Gregory Poland, a virologist and vaccine researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not involved with the study.

Unlike severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), which causes infections deep in the lower respiratory tract that can result in pneumonia, Covid-19 appears to inhabit both the upper and lower respiratory tracts.

That would make it not only capable of causing severe pneumonia, but also of spreading easily like flu or the common cold.

Researchers in Guangdong province monitored the amount of coronavirus in the 18 patients. One of them, who had moderate levels of the virus in their nose and throat, never had any disease symptoms.

Among the 17 symptomatic patients, the team found levels of the virus increased soon after symptoms first appeared, with higher amounts of virus present in the nose than in the throats, a pattern more similar to influenza than Sars.

The level of virus in the asymptomatic patient was similar to what was present in patients with symptoms, such as fever

“What this says is clearly this virus can be shed out of the upper respiratory tract and that people are shedding it a symptomatically,” Dr Poland said.

The findings add to evidence that this new virus, though genetically similar, is not behaving like Sars, said Dr Kristian Andersen, an immunologist at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, who uses gene sequencing tools to track disease outbreaks.

“This virus is clearly much more capable of spreading between humans than any other novel coronavirus we’ve ever seen. This is more akin to the spread of flu,” said Dr Andersen, who was not involved with the study.

The researchers said their findings add to reports that the virus can be transmitted early in the course of the infection, and suggest that controlling the virus will require an approach different from what worked with Sars, which primarily involved controlling its spread in a hospital setting.

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Since the start of 2020, the Coronavirus has been reigning terror on people world wide. While the epidemic is bad, media played a bigger part in fueling this hysteria (especially when there are countless FAKE news circulating on social media and messaging apps).

That’s not all… Unfortunately, Asians are also being discriminated overseas because of people’s ignorance – this includes Asians from the United States too! And this one lady had it real bad.

Facebook user, Tori shared how she was mistreated by people from the Airlines because of her skin colour. She wrote,

“This Valentine’s Day I was heartbroken. It wasn’t because of my husband, but I was deeply hurt regardless.”

She mentioned how she travels frequently for work, especially to Mexico, but this experience left her scarred for life.

Extra checks and being rude for no reason.

During check-in, she was asked if she’s been to China, to which she responded, “No, I’ve never been to China”. After that they proceeded to flip through EVERY single page of her passport to check. For Tori, she was okay with it because she understood how some people might take extra precaution during this volatile time of the Coronavirus outbreak.

While waiting to board, someone pointed at her, saying that she needs to be checked. However, they weren’t giving her an easy time for it.

“After the lady said I was clear, the man refused to let me board. Upon me asking why that was, he curtly said: “NO, NO, go there you need to be checked”. They checked my body, every compartment in my backpack and carry-on luggage, and once that was done, the man yanked the ticket from my hand, and I was one of the last to board the plane.”

To make matters worse, she got the cold, silent greeting from a flight attendant on board the plane. Plus her seat (1A which is located right in front) was taken by another passenger.

“I turned and asked the attendant if there was a mistake, showed her my ticket, and she said: “Can you take seat 12A? Still priority.” I was going to ask if the man needed to sit close with his family, but she cut me short, saying: “ You can’t sit in seat 12? I don’t have anywhere else to put him….” (I looked up to at least 4 empty rows and empty seats all over the plane)…”

Tori was one of the very few foreigners onboard, and she was treated with such hostility even though she didn’t do anything wrong.

That experience left her feeling so isolated, discriminated, and brimming with tears.

Dropped her bottle of water on the seat instead of handing it to her.

She felt like it was the longest 4-hour flight she’s ever had.

“I must have been invisible because they accidentally skipped my row when the cart came for food and beverages. I asked for a glass of water, so the same attendant took out a bottle and dropped it onto the seat next to me without saying a word or turning her head.”

When the flight attendants were handing out custom forms, they refused to give her an English one (even though she saw them handing out an English form to someone just two rows infront of her).

She shared,

“Discriminating against Asians is not one of those measures against Coronavirus. It only fuels the biggest epidemic of all: Racism.”

She ends her post by saying,

“Please keep travelling to a minimum during this time to avoid very unpleasant situations like this. I’ve heard stories of how people were mistreated much worse, and trust me, it scars you for life. I’ll have to resume business traveling at some point, but I will never ever fly with Volaris again, and wholeheartedly advise everyone against flying with them if you are of Asian descent.”

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No matter what height of success we reach, we should never forget those who helped us achieve that. Some of those people would usually be our parents, who sacrificed in every single possible way in order to provide us with the best life even if they have to work hard and skip a few meals here and there. This young man proved that he never forgot his parents especially when he achieved his ambition.

Mohamad Risky Saputra is a 19-year-old trainee at the police training center (SPN) at Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. A picture of him bowing down to his father in gratitude went viral recently on social media.

Risky’s mother, Sumarni, told KOMPAS.com that her youngest son has always wanted to be a policeman but due to their family’s condition, she told him that they couldn’t afford it. However, Risky simply told that he wanted their blessings.

“I only want your blessings, with your blessings, Insya Allah everything will be easier.”

Sumarni added that her whole family depends on her husband’s sole income of selling gado-gado and sate around their house. At first, even she couldn’t believe that her son passed the selections test and couldn’t contain her joy and excitement. His proud parents added that they will be going to his police appointment ceremony in March in their best clothes!

It’s inspiring to see how Risky persevered against the odds to achieve his dreams all with his parents’ blessings. No matter what happens, just remember that your parents will always be your biggest cheerleader supporting your every step.

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