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Al Jazeera Journalist To Be Called To Bukit Aman This Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 8  — The Al Jazeera news channel and one of its journalists will be called up by the police this week for investigation over a documentary that the Malaysian government has slammed for portraying what it claimed to be an inaccurate picture of the treatment of illegal immigrants during the fight against COVID-19.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Investigation/Legal) DCP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the police had contacted several individuals and they would be called up to Bukit Aman and the Putrajaya district police headquarters to record their statements.

“They will be called up this week or early next week,” he told Bernama.

He said the police would also call up a Bangladeshi man, known as Rayhan Kabir,  involved in the documentary.

Mior Faridalathrash also confirmed that the police had called up and recorded a statement by a social activist over a Facebook post on alleged mistreatment of refugees at Immigration detention centers.

He said investigation papers on the cases had been opened under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 500 of the Penal Code, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Yesterday, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said five police reports had been lodged with regard to a documentary produced by international news agency Al Jazeera on how the country treats illegal immigrants during the fight against COVID-19.

This is over a 25-minute 50-second documentary with the title  ‘Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown’ which is claimed to be the poor treatment of illegal immigrants in Malaysia during the measures enforced to combat COVID-19.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Panta Petrovic, Man Who Has Been Practicing Social Distancing For 20 Years

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Almost twenty years ago, a man named Panta Petrovic made social distancing a lifestyle choice. He opted for a socially distanced and self-isolated life when he moved to cave top in the Stara Planina mountains in Serbia. His home on the mountain has a unique tree-climb entrance. He does not often come out for purchases as he gets welfare and food donations reached to him.

When asked about his hermitage, Petrovic explained that he wanted to live a life without his wife, neighbors, or police intervention. He lived a normal life before he started living in a cave. Petrovic worked as a laborer on the black market and had married thrice. However, he found freedom and solace away from society.

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While taking up cave life he also gave up his earning to build three small bridges across the town. He believes ‘money is cursed’ and it only corrupts people. Petrovic feeds mostly on leftovers in the town bins. Sometimes, he walks around the forest to collect mushrooms and fish from a nearby lake. He also owns a herd of goats, a flock of chickens, three kittens, and a wild boar named Mara. They lived in the cave until a few of them were slaughtered by wolves, which prompted Petrovic to move them to a shack across the town. He heavily relies on donations to feed his animals.

He came out after 20 years to get his COVID-19 vaccine and also urged other residents to get their due doses. Towards the conclusion of his interview with the news agency, Petrovic reiterated his stance on vaccines. He called the anti-vaxxers fussy and directed them to get their jabs too. The vaccines are to eradicate the disease and urged every citizen to get their due jabs.

Sources: TikTok Dr Karan Raj.

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Body of Missing Soldier At Sungai Pahang Found

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — The Malaysian Army today confirmed that the body of the soldier who went missing in Sungai Pahang while undergoing its PARA Predator Exercise on Sunday was found today.

In a statement, the Army said the drowned body of Lance Corporal Mohamad Azrin Mohamad Isa was found at 8.15 am by villagers in Kampung Serengkam, Maran, about 70km from the scene.

“The Army would like to express our deepest condolences to his wife, Nor Aqila Syafiqa Safuan, and the entire family and will provide appropriate assistance to ensure the wellbeing of the family.

“We also hope that the public will not spread the pictures of Lance Corporal Mohamad Azrin’s remains,” it said.

Mohamad Azrin, 25, a member of the Army’s Pathfinder Company, was undergoing a tactical training phase crossing Sungai Pahang from Kampung Batu Bor to Kampung Bohor Baru when he went missing at 4.40 pm on Sunday.

In the statement, the Army also expressed appreciation to Pahang police, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Department, as well as other relevant agencies and villagers involved in the search and rescue operation which began on Aug 29.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Water Disruption: Supply To Be Fully Restored On Friday- Air Selangor

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1  — Water supply to 463 areas which experienced unscheduled water supply disruption following action to stop the operations of the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant after odour pollution was detected yesterday, is expected to be fully restored on Friday.

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) Corporate Communications head Elina Baseri, in a statement today said the company has conducted water quality testing that complied with the standards set by the Health Ministry.

“Treated water from the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant has also been certified safe for distribution to consumers by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

“Currently, Air Selangor is working to stabilise the water supply distribution system to all affected areas,” she said.

Elina said that water supply had also been distributed to the affected areas in stages from 7 am today via 94 water tankers.

The water supply disruption involved 172 areas in Petaling, 54 in Hulu Langat, 23 in Putrajaya and 20 in Kuala Langat.

The public can obtain the latest reports pertaining to the water disruption through Air Selangor’s official social media account on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and website at www.airselangor.com or by contacting its call centre 15300.

Sources: BERNAMA

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