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‘It Was The Most Nerve-Wracking Hour of My Career’, Says Pilot Who Flew Vaccines To M’sia

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SEPANG, Feb 21- It was the most nerve-wracking hour in Captain Hamdan Che Ismail’s 29-year career in the aviation industry, as he navigated  flight MH604  carrying the rest batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Singapore to Malaysia today.

Besides flying the plane, Hamdan also needed  to ensure the correct temperature was maintained in the  aircraft at all times, so  as not to affect the effectiveness of the vaccines which must be stored at -70 degrees Celcius.

The Malaysia Airlines flight operations director admitted he was a little nervous about today’s task.

“When I thought about the  COVID-19 vaccine supply  on the plane, I was worried that it (the supply) could get spoilt  … Alhamdulillah, the vaccine supply has now reached Malaysia,” the pilot told Bernama after landing the plane.

Flight MH604, which carried 312,390 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.07 am.

The Passenger-to-Cargo (P2C) ight operated by MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASKargo) which is  the cargo arm of national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd, used an Airbus 330-300 aircraft decorated with the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ livery.

Hamdan said he and ve other crew  members of the ight, namely an assistant pilot, two cabin crew, an ocer from MASKargo  and an engineer, left for Singapore at 6 am today, and arrived there an hour later.

According to him, it took about two hours to transfer the COVID-19 vaccines onto the aircraft before it was allowed to take off again at about 9 am.

“When I arrived at KLIA, I felt jubilant, overwhelmed and excited to have successfully brought the COVID-19 vaccines to the country,” he added.

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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