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Kau dah kenapa?

March 31, 2020 | News | No Comments

Sydney: Tidak tahu apa motifnya, seorang lelaki di Australia sanggup berbaring di atas jalan raya selama lebih lima jam.

Daily Mail melaporkan lelaki berkenaan mencetuskan panik dan kegelisahan orang awam apabila berbaring di tengah Jalan Windsor, Northmead, barat Sydney sejak 4.40 pagi, Ahad lalu.

Dia dilaporkan melintasi pelbagai lorong yang lazimnya sibuk itu sebelum berlari di sepanjang jalan.

Lelaki yang memakai baju-T dan ditemani seekor anjing peliharaan itu kemudian dilihat berbaring sambil meletakkan beg galas sebagai alas kepalanya.

Kelakuannya yang pelik dan tidak boleh diduga itu menyebabkan polis dari pelbagai unit termasuk pasukan dari skuad bom tiba ke lokasi kejadian untuk sebarang kemungkinan.

LELAKI berkenaan di tahan polis. FOTO Agensi
LELAKI berkenaan di tahan polis. FOTO Agensi

Dia juga membuat permintaan pelik mahukan telefon bimbit sebelum menyerah diri kepada pihak berkuasa.

Lelaki itu akhirnya ditahan pihak berkuasa di lokasi kejadian kira-kira 9.30 pagi selepas lebih lima jam proses rundingan.

Bagaimanapun, robot skuad bom masih dikekalkan di tempat kejadian.

Akibat tindakan lelaki itu, semua lalu lintas bahagian utara di kawasan itu dilencongkan, manakala Lebuhraya Cumberland di Persiaran James Ruse ditutup.

Seorang wanita yang enggan dikenali berkata, dia mengawasi gerak-geri lelaki asing itu dari jauh.

“Lelaki itu tidak bergerak langsung dalam beberapa jam sebelum penahanannya,” katanya yang menetap di salah sebuah bangunan di seberang jalan dari lokasi kejadian. – Agensi

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Disinfection Operation In Sri Petaling

March 31, 2020 | News | No Comments

Disinfection operations done in the Masjid Seri Petaling area nearby Sri Petaling on 28th March 2020.

The disinfection effort carried out by more than 100 DBKL and Alam Flora personnel was done under supervision from the Ministry of Health.

Taking a leaf out of the efforts done in China, personnel in hazmats were seen spraying disinfectants in affected areas.

Shared on Twitter, via @KKMPutrajaya, here are several images of the people at work.


In its status, it was also announced that other areas that are at risk will also be included as part of the mass disinfection operation.

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Degil sangat!

March 31, 2020 | News | No Comments

New Delhi: Nampak macam lucu, tetapi pihak berkuasa di Maharashtra, India mempunyai cara tersendiri untuk mendidik orang awam yang ingkar perintah berkurung di negara itu.

Gulf News melaporkan sepasukan polis yang meronda di jalan menemui orang awam masih tidak mematuhi perintah berkenaan yang bertujuan mengekang penularan Covid-19.

Tidak seperti kebiasaan, polis berkenaan mengarahkan orang awam yang ingkar terbabit berdiri dalam separuh bulatan.

Rakaman video yang meraih lebih 243,000 tontonan itu menunjukkan orang awam berkenaan diarahkan memegang telinga dan melakukan ketuk ketampi.

Pengguna Twitter memuji cara pasukan Polis Maharashtra dalam mendidik masyarakat secara berhemah.

POLIS mendenda orang awam membongkok dengan kepala mereka diantara dua kaki. FOTO Agensi

Sementara itu, lain pula dilaporkan di New Delhi, Mumbai dan Kerala apabila polis di sana lebih agresif.

Beberapa video tular yang dimuat naik The Straits Times memaparkan pegawai polis menunggang motosikal sambil memukul orang awam dengan cota dan kayu.

Sebahagian daripada polis berhenti menunggang dan memukul orang awam yang masih duduk di atas motosikal serta skuter masing-masing.

Namun, tindakan terbabit mengundang kurang senang segelintir pihak apabila mereka mempersoalkan bahawa tindakan itu memaparkan keganasan polis.

Di tempat lain, ada juga pegawai polis mengamalkan langkah hukuman kurang melampau termasuk menghukum orang awam melakukan tekan tubi mahupun membongkok sambil kepala mereka berada antara dua kaki.

India melaksanakan perintah berkurung selama 21 hari sejak 25 Mac lalu dengan Perdana Menteri Narendra Modi mengarahkan kawalan pergerakan antara jam 7 pagi hingga 9 malam.

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Getting their hands on a coveted thermometer may be enough for some to be feverish with excitement but a woman in Singapore was left boiling after the thermometer she bought appeared to be less than new. 

Home goods chain Japan Home said on March 30 that it has launched an internal investigation after a customer claimed that she was sold a “used” thermometer with someone else’s name written on it.

The customer aired her complaints in a Facebook post on March 29, calling on other members of the public to be vigilant when purchasing thermometers from the chain.

She also included several photographs which showed a digital thermometer with a name written on its back, as well as scribblings which appeared to say “3J” and “33”.

The thermometer in question was one of two that she had purchased from Japan Home’s Compass One outlet on March 28, she said.

“This is ridiculous and gross on so many levels. How can Japan Home be selling a used thermometer during such times, when we are supposed to be practising good hygiene habits?

“Even if someone were to exchange the product, shouldn’t Japan Home have checked the product before placing it back onto the shelf for sale?

“Despite receiving a refund the next day, she also complained that the staff did so “unwillingly” and “tried to push the blame” on her by claiming to have bought thermometers on the same day with “no problem”.

The unnerving find had many commenters speculating, with some giving Japan Home the benefit of doubt and positing that a student had swapped their own used thermometer for a new one.

PHOTO: Screengrab/Facebook

However, according to the customer, the thermometers were displayed behind the cashier, making it unlikely that an errant customer could have pulled off the switch.

In response to AsiaOne’s queries, a Japan Home spokesperson said that they were “shocked and distressed” to hear about the incident and had launched an internal investigation after receiving the customer’s complaint.

Although Japan Home verified that their remaining inventory has not been tampered with, all outlets have stopped the sale of the item as an added precaution, they said.

The company is “fully engaged” and “determined to find out at which point of the supply chain the tampering occurred”.

They have also contacted the customer and resolved the issue “amicably”, the spokesperson added.

In an update to her original post, the customer said that she would be “closing this issue” in light of Japan Home’s promise to investigate the matter.

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PETALING JAYA – It seemed an uphill task, but overweight musician Muhammad Helmi Shahuddin kept at overhauling his lifestyle and following a strict diet plan.

The result of his perseverance – losing over 50kg and bidding adieu to diabetes and high blood pressure.

Having struggled with his weight for most of his life, the 33-year-old revealed that it was not until two years ago that he decided to turn his life around and reduce his over 120kg frame.

He adopted the keto diet and the one meal a day (OMAD) plan, a form of intermittent fasting stretching 22 hours daily with just a small window to eat.

Also known as the ketogenic diet, it involves a low-carb, high fat eating plan that drives the body into a state of ketosis, whereby the body uses fat as a primary fuel source instead of carbohydrates.

“It started when I met a friend who lost a lot of weight and I asked what was his secret.”

“He told me about a weight loss expert called Dr Eric Berg who has these Youtube videos, which I started to look up, ” said Helmi.

After watching the videos, the guitarist was inspired to embark on his weight loss transformation.

“I started to diet during Ramadan in 2018. I would only drink plain water for sahur (pre-dawn meal) then break fast by eating two pieces of beef patties, three eggs and some salad.”

“Ever since then, I’ve been following the keto diet by eating high fats but no sugar and no carbs, ” said Helmi, who lives in Subang Jaya with his wife Yazrin Azrina Yunus, 33.

Following this, Helmi dropped to a much healthier weight, recording 71kg at his lowest.

When Helmi went to see his doctor, Dr Ng Siew Nee six months after his weight loss, she was impressed.

“Last month, I was cleared of diabetes, high blood pressure and dirty urine, ” said Helmi, who now weighs 77kg, with muscles to show.

“I go to the gym about three times a week and have started to take some carbs to build up muscles.”

These days, Helmi’s menu includes five eggs daily plus beef or chicken breast and some vegetables. He also regularly fasts for 22 hours a day.

“When I was trying to lose weight, I would fast for 16 to 17 hours only. But now I’m used to a 22-hour fast.”

“I eat only once a day at 2pm. My body is used to it,” he said.

Since losing weight, Helmi said he was now more confident and energetic when performing onstage.

“I’ve always been heavy. When I was 15, I weighed about 80kg.”

“People would make fun of me. People treat me differently now, ” said Helmi, who mostly performs in concerts and TV programmes.

He just finished a gig as a guitarist for Ramli Sarip and Ella at Istana Budaya and played in the house band for TV show Gegar Vaganza and Mentor Milenia.

Helmi, who has a music degree from UiTM Shah Alam, credited Dr Ng for motivating him to lose weight, saying: “She is a one-in-a million doctor who is an excellent motivator.

“My wife is also very proud of me that I managed to lose weight and become a healthier person.”

Dr Ng said after seeing Helmi’s successful weight loss, she too began fasting and taking on a low-carb diet and shared it with her patients.

“As it’s not yet very popular among mainstream medicine practitioners, I’m trying my best to share it. Hopefully, more people will benefit, ” she said.

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Pengasuh warga Thailand disyaki bunuh bayi

March 13, 2020 | News | No Comments

WANITA warga Thailand berusia lewat 30-an ditahan polis selepas dipercayai menyebabkan kematian bayi lelaki berusia 10 bulan ketika dalam jagaannya di Taman Sri Indah, Serdang, hari ini.

Ketua Polis Daerah Serdang, Asisten Komisioner Ismadi Borhan berkata, pegawai perubatan Hospital Serdang menerima mangsa dalam keadaan tidak sedarkan diri 5.15 petang semalam.

Menurutnya, bantuan pernafasan diberikan namun mangsa gagal diselamatkan.

“Siasatan mendapati mangsa dibawa ke hospital oleh bapanya yang mengambil di rumah pengasuh selepas dimaklumkan wanita itu pada 4.30 petang mengenai anaknya yang lemah.

“Ibu bapa mangsa bekerja dan sudah lama mengenali wanita warga Thailand itu yang berkahwin dengan lelaki tempatan,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Ismadi berkata, mangsa sebelum itu dihantar ke rumah pengasuh dalam keadaan sihat jam 8 pagi.

“Bedah siasat dijalankan hari ini dan punca kematian akibat ‘Abdominal Injury Due To Blunt Force Trauma’.

“Susulan itu, pengasuh terbabit ditahan dan akan dibawa ke mahkamah Petaling Jaya esok untuk memohon reman,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, siasatan lanjut sedang dijalankan mengikut Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan kerana membunuh.

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Tokan dadah wanita dicekup

March 13, 2020 | News | No Comments

WANITA ditahan bersama heroin, syabu serta ganja bernilai RM18,200 di sebuah rumah di Taman Langkawi, di Langkawi, kelmarin.

Ketika serbuan 7 malam itu, ‘tokan’ berusia 36 tahun terbabit berlari dari bahagian dapur untuk bersembunyi dalam bilik, selepas menyedari kehadiran polis.

Ketua Polis Daerah Langkawi, Superintendan Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim berkata, suspek berasal dari Jengka, Pahang ditahan hasil risikan Bahagian Siasatan Jenayah Narkotik Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Langkawi.

“Hasil pemeriksaan menemui 42 peket plastik lut sinar mengandungi serbuk ketulan kristal disyaki syabu seberat 201.47 gram (g) di lantai rumah itu.

“Turut ditemui, 11 peket plastik lut sinar mengandungi serbuk putih disyaki heroin dengan anggaran berat 105.49 g dan enam paket ganja seberat 29.98 g,” katanya ketika dihubungi.

Mohd Iqbal berkata, siasatan mendapati suspek adalah penganggur dan mendapat bekalan dadah daripada suaminya yang kini tinggal di Perak.

“Ujian saringan air kencing mendapati suspek negatif dadah dan kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 39B Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952,” katanya.

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Police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death on Thursday morning (March 12) when a body was discovered at the foot of an observation tower in MacRitchie Reservoir. 

The deceased was a 50-year-old man.

The man was found lying motionless at the foot of Jelutong Tower where he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A screenshot of a bird-watching advisory on Facebook was previously circulating on messaging and social media apps in Singapore. It informed others that a body was discovered at the tower which was subsequently made inaccessible to visitors. 

PHOTO: Screengrab/Facebook

Jelutong Tower, normally frequented by visitors and bird watchers, has been closed off to the public. 

Police investigations are ongoing.

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Birthdays should be joyous occasions (even if it’s a school day). But one 11-year-old had her special day ruined when several classmates gave her a scathing note calling her “stupid” and “ugly”.

The students involved will be disciplined, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on March 10 after a Twitter thread by the victim’s older sister went viral, prompting netizens to call for action to be taken.

The bullying incident at Mee Toh School first came to light when the victim’s sister took to Twitter to express her frustration at the situation on March 6.

She wrote: “My heart broke today, it was my sister’s birthday yesterday and one of her classmates threw this to her face as ‘birthday present’ [sic].”

The tweet was accompanied by pictures of a note addressed to her sister.

In the note, the bullies called her sister “stupid and dump [sic]” and told her she looked “so ugly”.

This was not the first time her sister had been bullied, she added.

In a text exchange, the girl revealed that the bullies had also likened her to a dustbin.

The bullies had previously vandalised the Primary 5 student’s uniform with markers, called her names, and abused her online.

Her sister, one of the “handful” of Malay students in the school, had also been subjected to racist comments, she said.

Her sister even resorted to eating her lunch in the toilet so that she could “eat and cry at the same time”.

She had made several attempts to flag the issue up to the school, as well as MOE, but to no avail, she said.

“I’ve emailed the school, turned up for her parent-teacher conference to confront her teachers about this, I’ve emailed MOE too. But what have they done? Nothing.”

To add salt to her wounds, her sister was previously made to apologise to the bullies after she scolded them in an attempt to stand up for herself.

A teacher also allegedly told the girl’s mother that she would not be able to switch classes and suggested that she transfer to a different school instead.

The Twitter thread sparked outraged responses from many Singaporeans, including actor Hossan Leong.

In response to the backlash, a MOE spokesperson told AsiaOne that they had investigated the incident and found that several students “wrote unkind notes” to the victim. The students involved will be disciplined.

Mee Toh School’s principal, Wang-Tan Sun Sun, told AsiaOne on March 10 that the school met with the victim’s mother and has “provided support” to the student.

“The school does not condone bullying of any form, including racist remarks made at any individual, ” she said.

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung also took to Facebook the same day to express his dismay at the case, writing: “It does not matter whether the students might have done it out of mischief or that they are only Primary 5 students; the fact is that the victim felt that it was a racist act, and that makes it even more unacceptable.”

I was dismayed and troubled when I read about the bullying case at Mee Toh School. A group of students had picked on…

Posted by Ong Ye Kung on Selasa, 10 Mac 2020

However, a number of commenters on Ong’s post were unimpressed with the action taken, pointing out that more should be done to stamp out bullying in general.

PHOTO: Screengrab/Facebook

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A coffee shop in Bedok recently found itself in the spotlight after a video showing one of their beer promoters holding a glass of beer to the lips of a male customer went viral.

The 20-second-long video, posted onto Facebook on March 7, has since racked up over 13,000 shares.

In the clip, the cameraman can also be heard making a remark about how such a service costs $50.

A Shin Min Daily News reporter paid a visit to the coffee shop a day later, having identified the location as an eatery near 59 New Upper Changi Road. Both the Tiger Beer promoter and her customer were not present at the time of the visit.

The young woman, allegedly known as the area’s ‘belle’, would be questioned by the company that day, or be relocated to another branch, her colleague told the Chinese daily.

As their company has strict guidelines — beer promoters are not allowed to wear skirts, sit down with customers or partake in drinking — she was worried her colleague would lose her job.

According to a stall vendor, the man in the video was one of the beer promoter’s regular customers.

“She asked if he wanted to drink and he said yes, but his hands were holding onto the newspaper so she inadvertently held the cup up to him,” he said. He also denied the videographer’s claims that she offered such a service.

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) told AsiaOne the beer promoter has received a stern warning and she has since been transferred to a different outlet.

The company also emphasised that such behaviour did not comply with its brand promoters policy and they did not condone it.

In addition, APB said it has reminded their beer promoters that they need to strictly observe the policy, which serves to “ensure the safety and well-being of staff from harassment, as well as provide guidance on responsible service.”

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