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It’s no secret that dumping your pet animals is a crime in Malaysia. This is because it’s not only cruel to the animal, but it also  contributes to the stray population living on the streets.

Yet, Malaysians still do it and some even document it online.

The Persatuan Haiwan Terbiar Malaysia – SAFM took to their Facebook page to showcase a Malaysian who had taken to her Instagram Story to showcase her cousin dumping a pair of cats near the Ampangan wet market, Negeri Sembilan.

The woman shared in her Instagram Stories that they had tried to look for people willing to take the cats in but to no avail, before dumping the cats due to allergy issues.

The woman wrote, “Just now, I accompanied my cousin to dump her cats near the Ampangan wet market. It’s quite sad, the part of dumping the cats. We asked around for adopters but nobody wanted to take them. Since her kid has shortness of breath, she was forced to throw the cats away. I would take them in but I’m even more allergic to cats. Sorry, Kembang and Kempis. We hope that you find good people.”

But what the woman didn’t realise is that there are many other alternative and humane methods to solving this issue.

Here’s some examples from a concerned netizen.

This comment reads, “Why didn’t you hand them over to a shelter? I’ve surveyed, and there are shelters who would take in cats, you’ll just have to abide to some terms and conditions. If your kids have asthma, keep the cats in a cage and place them in our compound until you find them a new owner. Post advertisements on Facebook, ask cat-centered Facebook pages and groups for help. There’s always a way, don’t easily just throw them away.”

If you really care for your pets, you’d be willing to find a way to ensure that they are safely in the hands of owners who are willing to provide them with forever homes.

The act of dumping your pets is the same equivalent of washing your hands of a problem.

“We would like to remind netizens that the act of disposing of pets is a cruel and serious crime against animals under the Animal Welfare Act 2015. If caught, a maximum jail term of three years and a maximum fine of RM100,000 await the irresponsible perpetrators,” said SAFM.

We genuinely hope that the authorities find and take action against the irresponsible cat owner who dumped these poor cats, and that they find a good home with people who will love them for life.

W.O.B


A woman recently took to Facebook to warn others after having faced a terrifying incident while she was in Mid Valley Megamall’s car park

At 9.36pm on 6 August, May Qi was about to head home when she saw a man with “a scarf covering his face” slowly approach her vehicle.

According to her Facebook post, within two minutes, the man hit her passenger’s side mirrors and attempted to open the front passenger’s car door. 

When he realised that it was locked and could not open it, he tried to open the door behind the front passenger’s seat

Panicking, she pressed her car horn for help.

While she continued to press the horn, she managed to film the stranger standing next to her car after his failed attempts at opening the doors.

In a video she posted, a security guard showed up and the man was seen calmly walking away as if nothing had happened.

Terrified by what could have occurred had she not been able to lock her doors in time, May Qi warns other drivers to be careful, especially single women

According to her, this is not the first time that she has heard of such incidents happen at the mall but she never expected it to happen to her.

SAYS has seen and can confirm that May Qi has since filed a police report as well as reported it to the mall. However, she has yet to receive any response at the time of writing.

Mid Valley released a statement yesterday, 10 August, confirming that the incident had occurred at the mall’s car park

After conducting a body search on the man and finding no harmful objects or identification certificate, the mall’s security guard escorted him out of the mall.

“We would like to assure members of the public that we are monitoring the mall premises and its surroundings closely, as the health and safety of our visitors and as well as tenants remain our utmost priority,” they added in the statement.

Confirmation of Carpark Incident in Mid Valley MegamallWe can confirm that there has been an incident at the P1, Zone…

Posted by Mid Valley Megamall on Ahad, 9 Ogos 2020

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Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Michigan woman celebrated her 103rd birthday and being sprung from lockdown at a nursing home by trying something new: getting her first tattoo.

Dorothy Pollack celebrated her 103rd birthday in COVID-19 lockdown at a Muskegon nursing home June 16, and her family said they soon realized they needed to get her back out into the world.

“The nurse in the home said she was horribly depressed and we needed to get her out. We couldn’t see her so we had no idea how she really was. She’s extremely hard of hearing so phone calls were not helpful,” granddaughter Teresa Zavitz-Jones told CNN.

Pollack celebrated her freedom Friday by getting her first tattoo: a small frog on her arm.

“It was pretty exciting because years ago my grandson wanted me to get one and I wouldn’t do it,” Pollack said. “All of a sudden, I decided I would like to have one. And if I could, a frog. Because I like frogs.”

Ray Reasoner Jr. of A.W.O.L. Custom Tattooing in Muskegon said Pollack is the oldest person he has ever tattooed.

“She took it like a champ. I didn’t even see her wince. Maybe she had half a wince once,” he said.

Pollack followed up her first body ink with another personal first: taking a motorcycle ride.

The centenarian said she and her family are now planning further adventures.

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A man queueing up at a check out counter in a supermarket was seen throwing a tantrum because a woman in front of him was purchasing many items while he only had two.

The woman, Hidayah Fadhillah, shared a video on Facebook about the incident that happened at Tesco Hypermarket Alma, Penang. The video shows the man shouting at her and complaining that she had too many items while he was only buying eggs and some tissue.

“He got angry because he only bought eggs and tissue while I had many more items. But this is not even an express counter,” she wrote in the post.

“If he urgently wants to pay first, he can always ask me nicely and I will let him go first. But he chose to raise his voice and even made racist remarks.”

“In matters like this, there’s no need to mention race, but he said it has nothing to do with buying a lot of things.”

The man can also be seen flashing the ‘thumbs down’ action to a man in a blue shirt who was trying to defend Hidayah.

The man in the blue shirt then told him that if he didn’t want to wait, he could line up somewhere else. However, he responded that he didn’t want to go away and stayed put.

Hidayah Fadhillah shared with WORLD OF BUZZ, that in the end, the man eventually went away without saying anything.

Maybe the man was in a rush but that does not give him an excuse to make a scene just because the person in front of him had more items than him.

W.O.B


July 28 (UPI) — A 99-year-old California woman broke two Guinness World Records when she piloted a plane and gave a flight lesson in the air.

Robina Asti, 99, was named the world’s oldest flight instructor and active pilot after she gave her final flight lesson Sunday at NextGen Flight Academy at Riverside Municipal Airport.

“I love getting people to experience what it’s like to lift off this Earth,” Asti told KABC-TV. “It is so good.”

Asti said she wanted to show that senior citizens are still capable of making valuable contributions.

The flight instructor took the world’s oldest pilot record from an Iowa man who flew a plane at the age of 98.

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We all know that people coming into Malaysia in the midst of the pandemic are required to wear a pink wrist band to indicate that they are people under surveillance (PUS). However, in the past few days, there have been a few pictures of several PUS defying their mandatory self-quarantine.

One of the most viral ones was a woman who seems to be enjoying a cup of coffee at Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh. Netizens were outraged as it seems like the woman was not taking the whole pandemic seriously and it has quickly spread to the authorities.

In the most recent update, the woman was said to have been identified and she tested positive for Covid-19. The 72-year-old is now hospitalised in Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, reported Sinar Harian.

The elderly woman was instructed to go through 14 days of self-quarantine after arriving at KLIA on 4th July. Her first swab at the airport showed that she was negative for Covid-19.

The image that went viral on social media platforms was actually taken on 6th July when the woman and her family went back to Ipoh from Selangor. They decided to stop for breakfast before going back home to self-quarantine.

However, 13 days after the self-quarantine, the woman was found to be Covid-19 positive and she has been in the hospital ever since 17th July. Her son had also tested positive during the second swab test.

It is said that the Covid-19 virus in the woman is of a small quantity and so the chance of infecting others is not that high as well.

As the daily number of cases seem to be increasing day by day and with instances like this, the government has made it compulsory for people coming into Malaysia to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine starting from 24th July.

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While we may think that society has progressed far enough that women need no longer feel afraid of stepping out alone, repeated incidents of bad behaviour continue to prove that we still have plenty of work to do, where creating safe spaces are concerned.

In a Facebook post shared recently by Robyn Kimberly Dobson, she recounts her terrifying experience while riding a public bus alone in British Colombia, Canada. Her journey, which began at Newton Exchange at 11.00pm, was supposed to have taken her to her friend’s home where they were meant to have a late dinner together.

Upon boarding the bus, she suddenly receives an AirDrop request from an anonymous man, with a very chilling message.

“I’m going to rape you.”

The sender, presumably a man named Justin, was declined immediately. For non-iPhone users, AirDrop is a feature that allows Apple users to seamlessly share files directly between one another. Immediately, Robyn felt a sense of palpable unease run through her body and she decided against getting off from her usual stop, which would have necessitated a ten-minute walk alone after the bus ride to arrive at her destination.

“I sent a screenshot of the AirDrop request to my friends. One of them immediately asks where I am getting off the bus so that she can come and pick me up.”

Robyn’s friend, who lives in an area called Willowbrook, was only a short distance away from another stop her bus had been heading towards. But what makes the experience all the more hair raising is that not only did ‘Justin’ send the image once, he sent it to Robyn repeatedly, over and over. In fact, she received the same AirDrop image with the rape threat three times.

“The same AirDrop image request comes through again and I decline it immediately. I look around, but not fully. I’m afraid and my palms are getting clammy.”

Caught up in fear, she immediately contacted the authorities, who tried to get as much information out of the situation as possible from Robyn. As she communicated with the authorities and passed by a number of stops, one man after another in the bus alighted, before leaving Robyn as the only remaining passenger in the bus.

Upon reaching her stop and meeting up with her friend, local police told her that due to the untraceable nature of AirDrop files, it is likely that some of the passengers had been sending her the rape threat to watch people’s reactions. While she has no concrete evidence, Robyn does mention that most of the men who were with her on the bus were young and in their late-20s.

“It’s extremely upsetting that as a society we are raising young “men” who think that rape is a joke that can be used to get a rise out of people.”

Her post, which has since gone viral across social media internationally, has raised many concerns regarding the safety of vulnerable members of society, who despite efforts made by the authorities, continue to be at the mercy of such awful acts. Robyn also goes on to add that perpetrators of such ‘pranks’ may not think much about what they do or the effects they leave on their victims

If you or anyone you know has faced similar situations in Malaysia, please contact the relevant authorities such as the government’s Talian Kasih Hotline 15999 or the Women’s Aid Organisation hotline at +603 7956 3488

W.O.B

Dr Masliza Mahmod makes history as the first Malaysian woman to be appointed associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

The cardiologist was recognised for her work and research as head of clinical trials at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research’s (OCMR) Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

“This is for Malaysia. Being here at Oxford, I am in a better position to help Malaysia in cardiovascular medicine by opening up training opportunities for Malaysians and for research collaborations,” said Dr Masliza, according to New Straits Times.

“I am grateful to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), which has allowed me to pursue my career in Oxford following my PhD. It has always been my intention to give back to the country.”

Hailing from Batu Pahat, Johor, the esteemed 48-year-old has come a long way and has many other titles under her belt

She obtained her primary medical degree (MBChB) from the University of Otago, New Zealand before securing a Masters of Internal Medicine (MMed) from UKM and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cardiovascular Medicine from the University of Oxford where she currently lectures.

According to Bernama, Dr Masliza is also a member of London’s Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and is now in the Steering Committee of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) Heart Failure Research Task Force.

Her research focuses on cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spectroscopy techniques for early detection of heart abnormalities, and finding new ways to treat patients with cardiomyopathy, heart failure, aortic valve disease, and diabetes mellitus.

Showing no sign of slowing down, the scientist and her team at Oxford University is now working with the National Heart Institute of Malaysia (IJN) to obtain a research grant for COVID-19 research locally.

Since her promotion, many notable figures in Malaysia, including the Agong, have congratulated Dr Masliza for her brilliance and outstanding achievements

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expressed his pride in an Instagram post by the National Palace.

“His Majesty is pleased because Dr Masliza has made the nation proud,” the statement said.

“In this regard, His Majesty hopes that Dr Masliza’s achievements and perseverance will be a source of inspiration for all Malaysians to work hard and strive to achieve success in their respective fields, be it locally, or on the global stage.”

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12 Julai 2020 – KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong menzahirkan ucapan tahniah kepada Dr Masliza binti Mahmod di atas pelantikan beliau sebagai Profesor Madya bagi Perubatan Kardiovaskular di Universiti Oxford, United Kingdom baru-baru ini. Seri Paduka Baginda turut menzahirkan rasa bangga di atas kenaikan pangkat tersebut dan juga di atas kejayaan Dr Masliza melakar sejarah sebagai wanita pertama Malaysia dilantik sebagai Profesor Madya bagi Perubatan Kardiovaskular di Universiti Oxford. Seri Paduka Baginda turut berbangga kerana kejayaan Dr Masliza juga telah mengharumkan nama negara di persada dunia. Sehubungan itu, Seri Paduka Baginda menzahirkan harapan semoga pencapaian dan ketabahan Dr Masliza menjadi sumber inspirasi dan tauladan kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia untuk bekerja keras dan berusaha mencapai kejayaan di dalam bidang masing-masing di dalam negara mahu pun di persada dunia. Seri Paduka Baginda mengucapkan selamat maju jaya kepada Dr Masliza dan mendoakan semoga beliau dilimpahi kejayaan cemerlang berterusan di dalam bidang kardiologi dan sebagai seorang pakar kardiologi yang ulung di dunia. Menurut Jabatan Perubatan Radcliffe di Universiti Oxford, penyelidikan Dr Masliza memfokus kepada penggunaan pengimejan resonans magnetik kardiovaskular (CMR), teknik-teknik spektroskopi bagi pengesanan awal kelainan jantung serta mencari rawatan baharu untuk pesakit kardiomiopati, kegagalan jantung, penyakit injap aorta dan diabetes mellitus. Doktor berusia 47 tahun dari Batu Pahat, Johor itu kini menganggotai Jawatankuasa Pemandu Pasukan Petugas Penyelidikan Kegagalan Jantung British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR). Ahli Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) dari London itu memiliki ljazah Sarjana Perubatan Dalaman (MMed) dari Malaysia dan ijazah perubatan awal (MBChB) dari Universiti Otago, New Zealand.

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Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also congratulated Dr Masliza on her promotion on Facebook, saying, “She is indeed a brilliant cardiologist and despite difficulties and challenges, her perseverance and deep passion in clinical research made her an outstanding academic cardiologist.”

“There is no stopping her now to achieve greater heights. We are proud of her achievements,” he wrote.

Congratulations to Dr Masliza Mahmod, she has been been promoted to Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine,…

Posted by Noor Hisham Abdullah on Jumaat, 10 Julai 2020

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On 10 July, two female siblings died at the Seberang Jaya Hospital in Penang after they suffered almost 100% burns during an incident

The women, G Nirmala Devi and G Malini, were aged 39 and 33, respectively.

On 9 July, Thursday afternoon, they had a quarrel with each other at their Bandar Tasek Mutiara home in Simpang Ampat, South Seberang Perai. Following which, the 39-year-old set herself ablaze by pouring a can of petrol over herself before igniting a lighter, New Straits Times reported yesterday, 11 July.

During the incident, the petrol splashed on the younger sister, who tried to put out the fire.

At about 4.20pm, a team from the Sungai Bakap Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene. However, by then the fire had engulfed the main room of the single-storey terrace house.

According to operation officer Azhar Samsudin, they found the sisters trapped inside the house.

“Both suffered burns on various parts of their bodies,” he said.

They were rushed to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for treatment, where they succumbed to their burns the next day. The younger sister died at 5.34am, while the older sister died at 11.43am.

It appears the quarrel between the siblings was about the elder sister going through depression due to her suffering elephantiasis

Three years ago, the elder sister had sought treatment for elephantiasis in Chennai, India.

However, she did not follow-up on her treatment here, according to the Seberang Prai Selatan district police chief Superintendent, who said that the woman had since become depressed.

The siblings would often quarrel, but on Thursday, Nirmala could not deal with Malini’s scolding.

In the incident, several others were suffered minor burns

Among those involved the elder sister’s children, age two and 12.

A 50-year-old Myanmar maid also suffered minor burns. All three of them were rushed to Sungai Bakap Hospital. While the maid has been discharged, the two children are in stable condition.

SAYS

It is generally understood that harassment is a behaviour that should not under any circumstances, be tolerated. Not only is it socially unacceptable, this predatory behavior creates a sense of unease or heightened paranoia for innocent victims who are just trying to get on with their day.

Just recently, reader Ewern Heng shared with WORLD OF BUZZ about a harrowing experience she had while shopping at a sports store here, when she was harassed by another shopper who was seen wearing a cat-print face mask. While casually shopping within the store for about 20 minutes, she realised that she was being tailed by someone.

And what made the whole incident all the more hair-raising is the fact that the man then started meowing at her. At first, her initial instinct was to ignore him and head to another section.

But then it became readily apparent that the man was relentless after he followed her and continued making the same meowing noises, only much louder and much more pronounced this time around. Turning around to confront him, she bravely gave him a piece of her mind.

“Who do you think you are? Do you think this is funny?”

To add further salt to injury, the man managed to leave the store without any repercussions after the whole episode. Apparently, he was even making the meowing noises at the store’s cashiers, causing them much discomfort!

Ewern notes that despite how some people may think this all to be amusing or hilarious to see, there is indeed nothing remotely amusing about harassing vulnerable single women who are out and about, even for the sake of a laugh. Nobody deserves to feel the unsettling paranoia and unease of being quite literally stalked by another person in a public space.

Regardless of your gender, always remember that should you witness such incidents like this happening in public, make it a point to help and intervene or call for assistance from authorities. Harassment, whether sexual or not, should never be deemed acceptable or funny, when it comes at the cost of someone else’s peace of mind or sense of personal safety.

W.O.B

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