A monitor connected to a body temperature scanner shows flight passengers arriving at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport June 21, 2015. Malaysians are required to pass through a body temperature scanner at the Padang Besar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex when returning from visits to Thailand over a reported outbreak of Chikugunya disease. — Reuters pic
PADANG BESAR, Jan 15 — Malaysians are required to pass through a body temperature scanner at the Padang Besar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex when returning from visits to Thailand where there is a reported outbreak of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease.Perlis Health Committee chairman Teh Chai Ann said the precautionary measure was imposed by the Perlis Health Department in view of the reported Chikungunya outbreak in Hat Yai.“The situation is still under control at this stage but the people have to be reminded constantly,” he told reporters here today.Teh advised people who had visited Hat Yai to go for a medical examination if they suffered from symptoms such as fever, headache and fatigue.The Bangkok Post of Thailand reported yesterday that Chikungunya had been detected in Hat Yai and that scores of people were seeking treatment for the disease at clinics in the city. — Bernama [...]
Lim Kit Siang questioned MIC’s delay in naming a candidate for the federal seat, and wondered if it was due to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s warning yesterday that hell awaits Muslims if they are led by non-Muslims. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — DAP's Lim Kit Siang continued today to press MIC over the party’s apparent decision to possibly give up contesting the Cameron Highlands by-election amid reports that Umno wants the seat for itself.The Iskandar Puteri MP questioned MIC’s delay in naming a candidate for the federal seat, and wondered if it was due to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s warning yesterday that hell awaits Muslims if they are led by non-Muslims.“What is of more immediate interest, however, is whether MIC is going to concede Cameron Highland seat to Umno because of Hadi’s warning of ‘hell’ and PAS’ 3578 votes?“In actual fact, I have great doubts that Hadi will be able to deliver the 3,578 votes in the Cameron Highlands by-election on January 26, as I do not believe that the general PAS membership are ‘all fours’ with Hadi in rejecting Malaysia as a plural society and his antediluvian view that a corrupt Muslim is always better than clean and honest non-Muslims, which is also not the teaching of Islam or the great religions of the world,” Lim said.Traditionally the Cameron Highlands federal seat has been contested by MIC since 2004. During the 14th General Election, the party’s vice-president Datuk C Sivarraajh defeated DAP candidate M Manogaran.Manogaran then filed a petition on June 4, 2018 to cancel the result of the Cameron Highlands constituency for violating the Election Offences Act.He accused Sivarraajh of allegedly giving bribes of between RM30 and RM1,000 to Orang Asli voters via their Tok Batin (community chiefs) to ensure they voted for BN.On November 30, 2018 the seat was declared null and void by the Election Court as it was proven that Sivarraajh was aware and consented to corrupt practices being committed.In the same statement, Lim also condemned Abdul Hadi’s warning of ‘hell’ and accused the PAS chief of finally showing his true colours.He said the nation could now understand why under Abdul Hadi’s leadership the Islamist party had supported former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s kleptocrat government.The veteran politician accused Abdul Hadi of not being fully committed to battle corruption, since the latter regards a corrupt Muslim as better than a clean non-Muslim and this was the reason there was no strong objections against corruption scandals such as 1MDB, Felda, Felcra, Mara and Tabung Haji.He also observed that PAS is now laying claim to be the only party to fight for the Malay-Muslim agenda in light of Umno’s fall from grace.“But PAS leaders cannot be more wrong as PAS cannot have the monopoly to champion the Malay-Muslim agenda in Malaysia.“This is because in a New Malaysia, it is the responsibility of all Malaysian political parties in the Pakatan Harapan coalition, whether PKR, Bersatu, Amanah or DAP, to champion the Muslim/Malay and non-Muslim/non-Malay agendas to demonstrate that any viable and successful nation-building in a plural society is not a zero-sum game but a win-win formula for all Malaysians,” he said. [...]
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was released from hospital after being admitted earlier on Friday with internal bleeding in the stomach which was discovered during routine examinations, his daughter Dalma said. [...]
(MINNEAPOLIS) — A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The Jennie-O Turkey Store products have markings saying to use or freeze by Nov. 12 or 13. The recall includes plain ground turkey and turkey with taco or Italian seasonings. The products were shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
Food safety officials are worried that some contaminated turkey may be in people’s freezers. The recalled products have the tag P-579 marked on the lower left corner of the front of the package.
The USDA says the recall was part of an investigation into a November salmonella outbreak that involved 216 patients in 38 states. [...]
MALELANE, South Africa (Reuters) - American David Lipsky survived a double-bogey on his third last hole to hang on for a two-shot victory at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a final round 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday. [...]
CHELSEA kept the pressure on at the top of the Premier League with a narrow win over Brighton, but which of Maurizio Sarri’s men impressed most? [...]
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SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Having lived to fight another day after a nail-biting penalty shootout, England face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with thicker skins and vital experience in the bank, according to captain Harry Kane. [...]
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Argentina great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he was fine after appearing to take ill during the South Americans' roller-coaster World Cup win over Nigeria on Tuesday, but found himself in hot water again after making an obscene gesture at the game. [...]
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