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CMCO: Public Transport Commuters Drop 30 Pct

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — Public transport services in the city recorded a drop of over 30 percent in daily passenger volume following the enforcement of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Klang Valley on Tuesday.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad chairman Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said the number included Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), monorail, and buses under the company.

The number of daily rail commuters before CMCO averaged 800,000 per day and it had decreased to over 500,000 now while bus passenger volume was down to around 200,000 users per day.

“The situation is affected by the working from home culture implemented during CMCO and we believe it is only temporary.

“Despite the enforcement of CMCO, Prasarana assures its public transport services will be operating at normal frequency especially during peak hours for the convenience of the public,” he told reporters.

Tajuddin said this after spending more than an hour monitoring standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance among passengers and workers while taking public transport.

The tour began from Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT station to Masjid Jamek LRT station.

He said Prasarana would ensure the cleanliness of its vehicles and stations including steering wheels, escalators, lifts, and ticketing machines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Among the SOPs are providing disinfectant liquid and scanning body temperature besides continuous announcement to remind users to observe physical distancing.

He said Prasarana would also ensure its staff at stations wear masks, rubber gloves when necessary and to check body temperature before starting work.

According to Tajuddin, Rapid Bus service also use Google Map, Moovit, MyRapidBus Kiosk applications to help users plan trips to avoid waiting for too long.

“Only bus captains who passed COVID-19 screening are allowed to drive the bus,” he added.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Anchovies Seller Who Fled With Police Car Slapped With Six Charges

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BUTTERWORTH, Oct 28  — An anchovies seller, who allegedly stole a police patrol vehicle from the Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) district police headquarters (IPD)  on Saturday, was charged with six offences at the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Mohamad Azrullah Mohd Rodzi, 33, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate M.Kalaiarasi to all the six offences which include attempted robbery, impersonating a policeman, vehicle theft and robbery before Magistrate M.Kalaiarasi.

For the first charge, Mohammad Azrullah was charged with theft of a Honda Civic belonging to the Royal Malaysia Police at the patrol vehicle division of the SPU IPD  at about 9.15 pm on Oct 24.

For the second charge, he was accused of stealing two mobile phones – a Vivo and an iPhone 8 Plus – from Nurul Atieka Mazlan at a shop in Poko Sena, Tasek Gelugor, at about 10 pm on the same date.

He was then charged with attempting to rob Tang Chye Hong at a shop in Jalan Permatang Manggis, Tasek Gelugor at about 10 pm on the same date.

He also faced three other charges of impersonating a policeman while committing all three offences at the same place, time and date.

The charges were framed under Section 379, Section 379A, Section 170 and Section 393 of the Penal Code.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Aisyah Al Humairah Kamaruzaman prosecuted while the accused was represented by lawyer Muhaimin Hashim, who had requested his client to be sent to Hospital Bahagia, Ulu Kinta in Perak today for mental evaluation for a month, which was allowed by the court.

Magistrate Kalaiarasi allowed bail totalling RM17,500 for all charges with three sureties with an additional condition that the accused is not allowed to harass the victims.

Source: BERNAMA

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Woman Shares 12-Month Trial of Spider Bite Turns Into A ‘Crater’

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Recently, a woman has shared the effects of a bite from a spider known as the ‘Brown Recluse Spider’ on social media. Injuries from the spider bite have caused the victim’s skin to have holes as a result of the infection.

The effects of the bite started from a red lump and then the woman’s skin had holes with black wounds, this condition occurred after a few weeks of being bitten by the spider.

The scars from the spider bite are still visible even after a year after the bite.

The woman also uploaded a picture of the ‘Brown Recluse Spider’. A friend of the victim shared the story on Reddit.

“He saw a doctor within 45 minutes after being bitten”.

“14 days of antibiotics, three times a day. Daily treatment for the first two weeks and once a week since”.

“The spider that bit him was caught and put in a plastic zip to be shown to the doctor”.

It takes 12 months of medical treatment to treat a bite because the soft tissue damage caused by Brown Recluse spiders can take months to heal. Brown Recluse spiders are usually not known as aggressive. Although bites rarely cause death, they can cause significant “soft tissue destruction” that takes months to heal.

This species is usually found only in South and Central America and usually grows to a length of between 6 and 20 mm (0.2 and 0.8 inches) – but they can grow larger. These spiders are also said to be the second most venomous spider in America.

Sources: The Sun, Facebook Siakap Keli.

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Woman Beggar 57-Year-Old Arrested With 3 Million Egyptian Pounds And Five Building

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A 57-year-old woman owns five residential and nearly three million Egyptian pounds ($191,164) in bank accounts was arrested by police.

According to Al Masry Al Youm, a private newspaper, the woman faked a leg amputation while using a wheelchair to begin in several provinces of the country.

However, few eyewitnesses claimed that the woman was later seen walking on foot after finishing her rounds.

Investigators founded that she has nearly 3 million Egyptian pounds (795,343MYR) in her bank accounts, as the local media stated.

It’s not only Egypt where some beggars have become rich. Pakistan also has a few beggars that have accumulated some wealth.

Source: Gulf News

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