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Majority Of Malaysians Still Adhere To SOP, But Some Are Tired

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SHAH ALAM, May 18  –The recent viral on social media of pictures and videos of various quarters violating the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) has sparked public outrage, especially with the high number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country.

Nevertheless, majority of Malaysians are steadfast in adhering to the SOPs set by the government, which they have been doing since last year and has now become part of the new norms in their daily life.

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) counseling psychologist Dr Fauziah Mohd Saad said this could be seen during the recent Hari Raya celebration which saw majority of the people complying with the government’s directive not to go on house visits.

“However, in terms of enforcement, there must be empowerment by the authorities such as by the management of shopping centres in controlling the number of patrons at their premises which should control the number of visitors,” she told Bernama.

A survey by Bernama at shopping malls in Shah Alam found there were not as many people at the premises as had been viralled on the on social media last weekend in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration.

A counselling and motivation expert, Hushim Salleh, opined that the SOP violation by some people was  because they had been under the movement control order for too long, causing them to feel restricted.

“They are suffering from pandemic exhaustion to the point of triggering psychological and emotional effects that bring to a level where they no longer care about the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Not that they do not know about the number of the COVID-19 infections and advice on complying with the SOPs as all the information can be obtained from their smartphones.

“It is the current situation that can sometimes leads to irrational thinking,” he added.

Selangor still recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 1,650 new cases recorded yesterday.

An expert in public health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Associate Professor Dr Malina Osman regarded the SOP non-compliance by some quarters in Selangor, especially in Shah Alam, as the cause of the spread of COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, a survey by Bernama at the COVID-19 Assessment Center (CAC) at the Malawati Stadium near here found that the situation was no longer as crowded as was viralled on social media before.

This followed a decision by the state government in setting up tents outside the CAC for the convenience of patients and staff.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Movie Review: Unexpected Plot & Hilarious Segments, ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is Now On Netflix

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If you love Thailand rom-com films, this one is definitely for you! Starred by Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, the same actress that played Nam, in A Little Thing Called Love, this movie could leave you in tears and die out of laughter.

This romantic comedy film was directed by Mez Tharatorn, the same director of the famous Thailand movie, ‘I Fine..Thank You..Love You’. It was released in 2020 and as of now, it received 7.2/10 ratings on IMDb.

The total runtime of the movie is 120 minutes which is around 2 hours 10 minutes. The movie has a genre as Debt, Con Artist, Unusual Friendship, and Revenge.

What ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is About:

Ina, an innocent girl was ditched by her boyfriend after he scams her and took away her savings. After the unfortunate event, Ina turns completely unstable and broke. She comes across another scammer when she was about to get scam for a second time, in a phone scandal.

Thanks to her previous misfortune, she did not fall for it and even caught the scammer. Instead of handing the scammer guy to the police for further investigation, Ina uses him to take revenge on his ex-lover.

Picture: South China Morning Post

What Can Be Said About ‘The Con-Heartist’:

A light-hearted film with good-looking casts and an unexpected plot, this film can surely be enjoyed by many.

Apart from the funny and suspense scenes, the plot of the movie Con Heartist is surely the best. It is not some cliche movie and the plot is unexpected, leaving you wondering what comes next. Although it is not fulfilled with many romance elements, there is a romance that can be seen at the end of the story.

Overall, this movie is totally recommended. It is filled with fun elements and some cute moments. There is a balance in heart-warming and hilarious segments. The sad scene can be seen when we would feel sorry for the main character, Ina.

Sources: Otaku Kart, IMDb

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(Video) These 3 Out of 4 Buildings of ‘Corus Paradise Resort’ Are Abandoned And Haunted!

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Located at Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson specifically in Negeri Sembilan, the Corus Paradise Resort is considered a haven for those who love a good view of nature. It is actually near the Straits of Malacca. Other than that, it is also of course would be near the sea. In terms of transportation, it is strategically situated near major roads and highways.

From the famous Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it will only take you 35 minutes to get here. It has 200 rooms, and can accommodate up to 300 people for their seminars and events area. This Corus Paradise Resort has received a lot of negative reviews and also comments from many of their visitors.

Corus Paradise Resort may boast 4 buildings, but only one of them is in good condition and ready to accommodate guests. In fact, previous guests have reported that the other 3 buildings look abandoned with paint coming off the walls, no lights available.

Other than that, the lifts used in the buildings also have strange smells that are unbearable for human beings. The abandoned buildings also have unexplainable watermarks on the walls as if the place had experienced terrible flooding in the past.

Sources: YouTube AMR AMRadyo.

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Movie Review: Love of Relationship And Sad of Heartbreak In ‘Sweet & Sour’ Movie

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Sweet & Sour is actually a 2021 South Korean romantic comedy movie. It is based on one of the famous novels titled Initiation Love originally made by Kurumi Inui. The movie directed by Lee Gye-byeok and also starring the one and only Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin, and Krystal Jung. The movie is about a story of a love at first sight couple who drift apart due to a job assignment. It was officially released on Netflix on the 4th of June 2021.

The description made about this particular movie is stated as, “Faced with real-world opportunities and challenges, a couple endures the highs and lows of trying to make a long-distance relationship survive”. Romance is king when it comes to Korean storylines and Sweet & Sour promises not only to bring heart-fluttering moments but also heart-wrenching moments of heartbreak.

What ‘Sweet & Sour’ Is About

Jang Hyeok is in a romantic relationship with Jung Da-Eun, who works as a nurse. When they first started to date, Jang Hyeok was a sweet boyfriend to Jung Da-Eun, but he is not anymore. Meanwhile, Jang Hyeok begins to work as a temporary worker for a large company. He tries to get a permanent position at the company. This places Jang Hyeok in a competitive position with Han Bo-Yeong, who also wants the same job. Jang Hyeok and Han Bo-Yeong also cooperate with each other and as they work together, they get closer.

This couple thinks they are on their way to happily ever after. But they are about to find out that with distractions, temptations, and an unexpected spark with someone new, even the sweetest love can turn sour.

What Can Be Said About ‘Sweet & Sour’

If you are looking for a movie that stokes romantic fantasies, or tugs your heartstrings with stirring melodrama, Sweet & Sour will not satisfy your needs. Instead, this is a movie that sparks contemplation. It paints a picture of romance that will feel real to many viewers, especially in South Korea and other Asian countries.

Sources: YouTube The Swoon.

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