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Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Ban On Trump’s Accounts

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 – Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) said on Wednesday that it has voted against reinstating the former United States President Donald Trump’s Facebook account, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The  Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on Jan  7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account,” the FOB said in an announcement.

“Given the seriousness of the violations and the ongoing risk of violence, Facebook was justified in suspending Trump’s accounts on Jan  6 and extending that suspension on Jan 7,” the board noted, adding that it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose an “indefinite” suspension.

The FOB required Facebook to revisit the case and then either restore Trump’s account, make the ban permanent or dene a suspension for a set period of time.

The FOB is a panel of about 20 former political leaders, human rights activists and journalists picked by Facebook to deliberate the company’s content decisions, according to media reports.

Source: BERNAMA

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National Day: Police To Monitor Popular Spots

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 — Police will monitor popular public spots around Putrajaya tomorrow to prevent large crowds from gathering to watch the National Day 2021 celebration airshow.

Putrajaya district police chief, ACP A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said it is understandable that many are excited and eager to celebrate National Day, but it should be celebrated with the new normal practices in place following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Members of the public, especially the people of Putrajaya are advised to celebrate virtually and watch the show live on television,” he told Bernama on the preparation and deployment of police personnel in conjunction with the National Day 2021 celebration tomorrow at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here.

A.Asmadi said a total of 235 police personnel have been tasked to ensure the smooth running of tomorrow’s event and compliance with the the standard operation procedures (SOPs) set.

He hoped that the public especially Putrajaya residents will adhere to the SOPs and avoid large gathering and always observe physical distancing.

“We will ensure that members of the public follow the rules and adhere to the SOPs and refrain themselves from bringing their children out to public places,” he said.

Themed ‘Malaysia Prihatin’, this year’s National Day small-scale celebration will be held in a controlled environment without the presence of members of the public physically, in accordance with the advice of the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The live broadcast of the National Day 2021 celebration will begin at 8 am on all local television channels and via Facebook Live of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Merdeka 360 and the Information Department.

There will be four main presentations held tomorrow comprising a Malaysian Armed Forces drumline performance, a silent march by the Royal Malaysian Navy, a combined band show of various uniformed agencies as well as an air display by the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Sources: BERNAMA

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WWII Bomb Found In Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, Aug 30  — An old bomb, believed to be from the World War II era was found at the Taman Impiana Beaufort construction site, Jalan Taman Wawasan here, at 5 pm yesterday.

Beafort district police chief  DSP Yusoff Zaki Mat Yaacob said the bomb was found by one of the construction site workers who then alerted the police.

Measuring three feet long (0.91m) with a diameter of three feet, he said the bomb is estimated to weigh 500 pounds (about 227kg).

“The bomb was believed to be dropped by the British Army but did not explode,” he said when contacted here today.

Yusoff Zaki said as a security measure and to prevent damage to public infrastructure, the bomb had been removed from the construction site to be detonated.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Tokyo Paralympics Medal Tally As At 12.30 PM Monday August 30

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TOKYO, Aug 30 — Following is the Tokyo Paralympics medal tally on the sixth day as at 12.30 pm Malaysian time today (1.30 pm local time):

 

Ranking Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 China 47 30 29
2 Great Britain 24 19 19
3 USA 15 17 9
4 RPC 15 11 28
5 Ukraine 11 23 12
6 Brazil 11 5 15
7 Azerbaijan 9 0 4
8 Australia 8 16 13
9 Italy 8 10 9
10 Netherlands 8 7 5
…38 Thailand 1 1 3
…41 MALAYSIA 1 1 0
…43 Singapore 1 0 0
…54 Indonesia 0 1 2
…59 Vietnam 0 1 0

 

(Note: RPC refers to Russian Paralympic Committee. Russia banned from using the country’s name, flag or anthem for doping offences.)

Sources: BERNAMA

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