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Second Day of Special Parliament Sitting To Focus On Public Health Issues, Action To Combat COVID-19

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 27  — Issues on public health and action to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country will be the main focus of the second day sitting of the Special Meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament today.

According to the Order Paper uploaded in the Parliament official portal, the matter will be explained by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, after which members of the house get to seek clarification and give opinions before the minister replies to the issues raised.

Among the topics that are expected to be highlighted are measures to address the increase in cases, increasing the capacity at public health facilities nationwide and on the welfare of health workers.

The special meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament is set for five days, from yesterday until July 29 and on Aug 2.

All the 220 MPs, including those who have yet to be vaccinated, are allowed to attend the special sitting, which will be conducted in strict compliance with standard operating procedures to curb COVID-19, including requiring all attendees to pass swab tests and wear face masks.

There are 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat, but two have been left vacant after their representatives died.

Sources: 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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