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Be Wary of Racial Sentiment Manipulation By Politicians – PM Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15  — Malaysians should be wary of the manipulation of racial sentiments by politicians, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Speaking virtually at the launch of the National Unity Policy and National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 today, the Prime Minister said that was the main challenge in almost all multi-racial countries.

“Politicians who try to gain political mileage by exploiting racial sentiments must be avoided,” he said at the event streamed live on the Ministry of National Unity’s Facebook.

He said the government was aware that Malaysians would never sacrifice social solidarity and national unity they had enjoyed for so long for personal goals.

“The government will never compromise in matters that could jeopardise national unity. It was based on this principle that the Ministry of National Unity was created – to shoulder the responsibility to ensure the success of the national unity agenda,” he said.

In his  30-minute speech, Muhyiddin said Malaysians, especially the frontliners, had proven their empathy towards each other, regardless of race or religion when the country was facing the COVID-19 crisis.

According to him, empathy is a trait that should be strengthened in the society, as it helps in efforts to overcome racial challenges more effectively.

“During the time the country is facing the COVID-19 epidemic, I realise that many of us have also shown empathy towards others.

“We need to continue to nurture this feeling (empathy) in order to understand racial issues from a more balanced and comprehensive perspective. Like in some other multi-racial countries, sometimes we only look at racial issues from the perspective of certain race or group,” he said.

He believes this perspective needs to be improved to make it more balanced and holistic and that it should be nurtured through the education system and the media.

Source: BERNAMA

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LATEST: Petrol Prices For RON95, RON97 Up 5 Sen, Diesel Remains Unchanged

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The retail price of RON95 and RON97 petrol up 5 sen per litre while Diesel remains unchanged per litre for one week period starting midnight tonight until the 3rd of March 2021.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, based on the weekly retail pricing of petroleum products using the Automated Price Mechanism (APM) formula, the price per litre for RON95 is RM2.05, RON97 (RM2.35), and Diesel (RM2.15).

It is said the government will continue to monitor the trends of global crude oil prices and take appropriate measures to ensure the continued welfare and wellbeing of the people.

Sources: MOF

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Brazilian Female Mobile Gamer Allegedly Killed By Fellow E-Sports Player

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A Brazilian female gamer was allegedly killed by a fellow E-Sports player in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her body was found at the home of the suspect. The suspect reportedly recorded a video admitting to the crime before sharing it with a group of gamers via Whatsapp. This includes a gaming organization called Gamers Elite Clan.

He later turned himself in at the advice of his brother. The suspect confessed to being in fit mental health and that he planned everything. The authorities have seized evidence in relation to the case such as pictures, proof of meetings prior to the murder, and a notebook where he allegedly wrote all of his plans.

The victim was a rising star and played for organizations like FBI Esports and Jaguares Esports. They expressed their condolences and urged for justice to this case.

“It is with deep sadness that Jaguares Esports wishes strength to SOL’s family and the FBI Esports team. We are all in mourning. Rest in peace and justice be done,” they said.

The real motive of the murder is uncertain. However, many speculate on the jealousy between players in the same field. Despite the confession, this case is still undergoing investigation.

This brings forth the dire state of crime towards women in Brazil. The victim was actively working with the Battle Girls organization and even help create a safe space for women in E-sports.

Source: IGN, E-sports Observer

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Brand New Merchandise Collection From IKEA Will Be Available In Malaysia Soon

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Recently, IKEA has announced that its limited edition clothing collection called the ‘EFTERTRÄDA’ collection is finally making its way to Malaysia. The furniture retail company has teased us with a sneak peek of the collection, which will be available in stores on the 4th of March and online on the 11th of March in its Facebook post.

The collection which is a limited edition collection will be featuring hoodies, T-shirts, bath towels, water bottles, tote bags, umbrellas, and many more interesting items.

The limited-edition merchandise collection got first unveiled in IKEA Japan last year, then the collection was later introduced to several countries, including Singapore and Thailand. After a while, now it’s Malaysia’s turn. This collection keeps its designs simple and also minimalistic, with either the IKEA logo or barcode of its best-selling product and that would be the BILLY bookcase.

Picture: IKEA

Picture: IKEA

Picture: IKEA

The ‘EFTERTRÄDA’ collection is said to only be available while stocks last and is limited to two pieces per article for each customer who shops in-store.

Sources: IKEA, Facebook IKEA

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