Lim: I bought my first home in 2001 in Damansara Perdana, at Perdana Exclusive Condominium on Jalan PJU 8/1. It was a small 2-bedroom apartment with a built-up of 851 sq ft that cost about RM158,000. Plenty of residential options along Jalan PJU 8/1Bandar Damansara Perdana is a stone’s throw away from Mutiara Damansara, where The Curve shopping mall and Ikea are located. The commercial 3-storey Perdana Business Park shop offices average RM2.5 million each and have a land area of 1,650 sq ft and built-up of 4,750 sq ft. The positive is that with DASH, there will be an interchange for Damansara Perdana residents to use to get to Subang and Shah Alam,” See says.
May 29, 2020 08:03 UTC
He said that public maternal and child health clinics are open as usual to serve our children’s immunisation needs. If your child has missed one or more vaccination appointments, do schedule a new appointment as soon as possible. She said: “In any case, parents will be comforted to know that not all health clinics conduct sampling for detection of Covid-19. She advised those who are still outstation to bring their children to any nearby public health clinic for their immunisation shots. After all, local transmission of Covid-19 in our country is still under control and our health system capacity remains intact.
May 29, 2020 04:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): An actor has been charged in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here with enticing a married woman to have illicit intercourse with him. However, Muhammad Shah Radhi Hazvee, 24, also known as “Shah Hazvee”, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before Magistrate Farah Nasihah Annuar on Friday (May 29). Shah Hazvee, who acted in the drama Monalisa and Hero, was charged with enticing the 36-year-old woman to have illicit intercourse with him despite knowing that she is the lawful wife of a 38-year-old man. The charge, framed under Section 498 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to two years, fine or both, upon conviction. Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Sangitaa prosecuted, while lawyer Harcharanjit Singh represented the actor.
May 29, 2020 04:19 UTC
Today, giant online travel agencies (OTAs) dominate global bookings for airline seats, hotel rooms, tourist attractions and travel services. But the honeymoon for travel agencies ended on Jan 1, 2008, when local airlines stopped paying commissions, forcing travel agencies to charge customers a service fee. Travel agents suffer like many other brick and mortar retailers when it comes to this. The Cuti Cuti Malaysia travel fairs promoted by Tourism Malaysia are bound to draw large crowds in future. Travel agents will miss the boat if they remain merely as middlemen by adding another layer of cost without increasing the value of their service.
May 29, 2020 02:26 UTC
SERDANG: Police have arrested eight men following a brawl between two groups believed to be from different tow truck companies. Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan said the incident occurred at around 2pm Thursday (May 28) near Serdang Raya 1/7 in Seri Kembangan. "The complainant, a 36-year-old tow truck driver, was instructed by his employer to tow a car which had been involved in an accident. "Investigations revealed the cause for the brawl was because the accident vehicle was insured by the same company the complainant worked at, but the vehicle owner had directed another company to manage the vehicle," he said. ACP Ismadi said they have arrested eight suspects so far and are working on tracing the whereabouts of those still at large.
May 29, 2020 00:52 UTC
Persatuan Restoran Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan Ku Su Shin Choong Hung chairman Datuk Lum Tuck Loy said there had been cases where enforcement officers came shortly before restaurants’ closing time at 10pm. Association vice-chairman Sia Boon Kong said the guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP) were confusing and not standardised. Sia said there were apparent discrepancies between what were allowed in the guidelines and those during enforcement. “We are not against the government or trying to question the SOP but there should be clearer guidelines for restaurant operators, ” he said. “The enforcement officers should have been more considerate and reasonable, ” he said, adding that the restaurant operator settled all the compounds issued to the customers and workers.
May 28, 2020 23:26 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: More sectors including schools can be reopened if Malaysia continues to see low Covid-19 figures in the first week of June, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. “We are very cautious before we make changes to our policies, ” he said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 press conference. Dr Noor Hisham stressed on the importance of Malaysians continuing to comply with the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP). “RT-PCR testing at the very beginning was only 7,000 to 8,000 a day but now it is almost 30,000, ” he said. For the antigen RTK method, 3,708 tests were done as of May 27, with 50 samples having tested positive for the virus.
May 28, 2020 22:18 UTC
He claimed that revenge via a federal crackdown on Twitter and other social media companies was coming. He also reportedly plans to ask Attorney General William Barr to convene state attorneys general to investigate social media companies for deceptive practices. “There’s nothing I’d rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday. Trump can’t force the FCC to change existing regulations that give social media companies latitude to restrict objectionable content. The First Amendment’s broad protection for editorial discretion from government dictates applies to social media platforms.
May 28, 2020 21:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today dismissed speculation that he is undergoing medical treatment in Singapore. The Prime Minister, a cancer survivor, said he is undergoing COVID-19 self-quarantine at his residence in Bukit Damansara in the city. “I wish to state that these are false claims and are not true at all. Muhyiddin had engaged in the video conferencing session with Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to get an update on the COVID-19 situation. Muhyiddin is on self-quarantine for 14 days from May 22 after an officer who attended a post-Cabinet meeting the Prime Minister chaired two days earlier had tested positive for COVID-19.
May 28, 2020 17:48 UTC
Indonesia's security minister has been criticised sharply for comparing the novel coronavirus to a wife in an attempt to allay public concerns about easing Covid-19 restrictions. The Indonesian government is preparing to lift partial lockdowns in parts of the country in early June and adopt what it calls 'the new normal'. We can adjust to the situation while still paying attention to our health," security minister Mohammad Mahfud said in a video posted on YouTube last week. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose to 23,851 on Wednesday, an increase of 686 from the previous day. Some Indonesians have expressed concerns about the plan to reopen the economy at a time when the curve appears to have not flattened.
May 28, 2020 05:15 UTC
SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the federal government to urgently expedite efforts to secure international funds to help states protect and conserve their forests. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change effects and protecting biodiversity, and should not be allowed to be logged or used for other purposes. Such international funds include the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund and the Global Environment Facility. These water resources are also vital in supporting the country’s rice bowl, which the Kedah MB has promised to protect. We call for no further delay in acting to save and protect the Ulu Muda forest, as well as other forests in Kedah that should not be given as replacement logging concessions.
May 28, 2020 01:07 UTC
But far from being idle, Lyia has quickly adapted to the situation by falling back on painting – her other talent. Her last exhibition was in March at Menara Maybank with other emerging female artists in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Though music is his first love, Lau said making the switch was necessary for survival. “So now instead of playing music, my job is to plan for the next day’s marketing and prepare orders. Amizan, who has been performing for the last 40 years, has started his own home-cooked food delivery business with wife Kyra.
May 27, 2020 23:36 UTC
THE column by Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, “Our country belongs to our children” (in the fortnightly column Over the Top, The Star, May 26; online at bit.ly/star_tajuddin) on the ownership of national assets and power rocks the boat and makes waves. It awakens an awareness of a new perspective different from established narratives and embedded perceptions/beliefs propagated by the powers-that-be with the support of teachers, political commentators and the mass media. These beliefs, attitudes and assumptions appear to be deep- rooted among the general public except, perhaps, among the orang asal because they have their own world view that is less exposed to the hypnosis of the mass media. Prof Tajuddin’s article will, hopefully, stimulate young people and alert them to question the propaganda of the status quo. ABU HANIFFAKuala Lumpur
May 27, 2020 23:15 UTC
Like everywhere else in the world, Malaysia has not been spared the devastating effects of the pandemic on our economy. We now move to our second challenge, where the government needs to holistically make the unpopular, tough decisions to support job providers, which indirectly support employees and their job security. I dare say that this is the toughest of times for all of us. Direct support for the sustainability of these job providers indirectly safeguards the job security of their employees. To synthesise, let us be more focused on making sure these job providers do not close down.
May 27, 2020 08:03 UTC
Evaluating the relevant lessons from economic history provides useful clues for resolution of the current economic crisis. Fiscal policy and sociopolitical stabilityDuring times of economic crisis, sociopolitical stability and safety is paramount not just purely from a humane but also an economic perspective. Coordinated approachThe critical success during the AFC was a result of clear coordination in implementing the crisis response. Applying the lessonsIn formulating a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, lessons in economic history merit serious consideration and discourse, and are summarised below. (ii) The EPU, which is under the PM’s Department, must be fully responsible for coordinating economic crisis response, but they must work closely with the MOF.
May 27, 2020 07:52 UTC