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15 Sabah Pan Borneo Highway Work Packages To Continue – Fadillah

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 — The federal government is committed to continuing the implementation of 15 work packages of the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sabah, costing RM10.12 billion, following the termination of the previous project delivery partner (PDP) agreement.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the cost would be fully funded by the federal government using development expenditure.

“To ensure more efficient implementation, the governance for project implementation will continue as decided by the federal government via a Cabinet meeting.

He said this in his reply to a question from Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) regarding whether the federal government intends to delegate power to the Sabah Industrial Development Ministry to manage the implementation of the highway project in the state.

Fadillah said to ensure continuity of the project, an ongoing follow-up action is also being implemented to improve the method which has been decided previously.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Popular Actor, Aeril Zafrel Announced He Is Confirmed Positive COVID-19

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Popular actor Aeril Zafrel through his official Instagram account has confirmed that he was infected with the COVID-19 virus after doing a swab test last Tuesday.

According to him, he only found out that he was positive for the virus after the test results came out on Wednesday.

He is now reportedly quarantining himself for 10 days at his home. To find out more, follow the post he made on Instagram as follows:

Assalamualaikum you all…
last night I got the news I positive COVID-19.

Monday…
I went to my p.a / manager’s house because he had a fever.
So I went there because it is my habit that I will take care of him if he is seriously ill before this.

So because the day is over so I decided to sleep there.

Tuesday, the next day I took him to the clinic and took a PCR test swab once with me.

Then I met the staff for a briefing launching a virtual online product at the end of this month, and I went home immediately.

Wednesday.
the result came out and I & manager positive

Immediately I called @kumpulan_megaklinik_zahran for my family and staff test swab because I met them…
RTK test swabs are all negative and are still waiting for the PCR result, pray for the negative as well.

Now I am self-quarantined near the upstairs room, I want to fill this 10 days with various activities in the room, pray guys. Now my manager has recovered and no more fever. But still self-quarantine.

 

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Lady Gaga And Jennifer Lopez Performs For Biden’s Inauguration

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At the star-studded opening ceremony for new US President Joe Biden, Lady Gaga belted out America’s national anthem and Jennifer Lopez performed a stirring medley, including a line in Spanish.

Country hitmaker Garth Brooks, who sang a soulful version of Amazing Grace at the Washington DC gathering, has also joined the two pop superstars.

Four years ago, when he failed to draw big-name artists to perform, the celebration was in sharp contrast to the inauguration of Donald Trump. Gaga wore a dove pin and a wide red sculpted skirt as she sang into a gold microphone, performing an emotional rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.

She listened to Mr. Biden as she left the podium and stared at former President Barack Obama. Gaga campaigned with Mr. Biden in Pennsylvania before his November election victory, and the pair worked together while he was vice president to fight sexual harassment on college campuses.

The Born This Way singer was followed at Wednesday’s ceremony by Lopez, dressed all in white, who performed a medley of This Land Is Your Land and America The Beautiful.

Before ramping up her show, the singer, known as J Lo by her fans, began slowly, throwing in a line in Spanish.

She said “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all” in Spanish before belting out “Let’s get loud” and then wrapping up her performance by singing the line “This land was made for you and me”.

She then blew a kiss to the audience and turned around before walking away to say a few things to Vice President Kamala Harris.

More A-list stars are included in the Celebrating America television program presented by Tom Hanks, which takes the place of the regular official inaugural balls.

Source: Sky News

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Biden To Undo The Policies Set By Trump On Wall, Climate, Health And Muslims

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Shortly after being sworn in on Wednesday, the President of U.S Joe Biden signed 15 executive orders, undoing measures put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves, Reuters said, on the pandemic and climate change.

Signing several measures on Wednesday afternoon in front of reporters in the Oval Office, Biden said there was “no time to waste” in delivering executive orders, memorandums, and guidelines.

“Some of the executive actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis, we’re going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so far and advance racial equity and support other underserved communities,” said Biden.

“These are just all starting points”

Aides said the measures signed by the Democratic president would include a federal property and federal personnel mask mandate, an order to set up a new White House office to organize the coronavirus outbreak.

A document to begin the process of re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement was signed by Biden and a sweeping order was released to tackle climate change, including the revocation of the presidential permit given to the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Biden reversed Trump’s emergency declaration, which helped finance the building of a border wall and ended a travel ban on some majority-Muslim countries, among a raft of orders covering immigration.

His press secretary, Jen Psaki, said the Day One plan was just the beginning of a flurry of executive measures Biden would take shortly after taking office.

“In the coming days and weeks, we will be announcing additional executive actions that confront these challenges and deliver on the president-elect’s promises to the American people,” Psaki said.

Further actions would include a proposal that blocks U.S. support for abortion-related services abroad.

Biden asked the U.S. on the economic front. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will extend the eviction moratorium until the end of March, and the Ministry of Education will suspend the payment of student loans until the end of September.

Source: Reuters

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