Dilanda Banjir Besar Ketika Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan 2020, penduduk Batu 9, Cheras tanggung kerugian

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Bak kata pepatah, sudah jatuh di timpa tangga, pada hari ke-14 Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) dilaksanakan di Malaysia, penduduk Batu 9, Cheras dilanda musibah apabila berlakunya banjir besar pada 31 Mac 2020.

Kebanyakan penduduk di Kampung Sungai Raya disini adalah buruh dan peniaga kecil yang mengharapkan keuntungan dari perniagaan seharian mereka. Setelah PKP dijalankan, mereka hilang sumber pendapatan dan kini, mereka ditimpa pula dengan kepelbagaian kerugian harta benda seperti kereta, motosikal, lori, dan rumah yang ditenggelami serta dimasuki air banjir.

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [31 March 2020]

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A total of 140 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 2,766 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. 

Currently, 94 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in intensive care units (ICU), and of these, 60 cases are on ventilation support. 

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [30 March 2020]

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A total of 156 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 2,626 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. 

Currently, 94 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in intensive care units (ICU), and of these, 62 cases are on ventilation support. 

Regretfully, three (3) additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the National CPRC MOH. This included the one (1) death reported in the Director General of Health Facebook page last night. Cumulatively, there are now 37 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia (1.4% of total cumulative cases. 

A total of 91 cases have fully recovered and discharged well today, the largest number discharged in a 24-hour period. Cumulatively, 479 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged well (18.2% of total cumulative cases).





Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [29 March 2020]

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A total of 150 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 2,470 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. 

Currently, 73 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in intensive care units (ICU), and of these, 52 cases are on ventilation support. Regretfully, seven (7) additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Cumulatively, there are now 34 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia.

68 cases have fully recovered and discharged well today. Cumulatively, 388 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged well.




Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [28 March 2020]

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A total of 159 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 2,320 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Regretfully, one (1) additional COVID-19 death were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Cumulatively, there are now 27 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia. As of today, 61 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 320 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged.

 

Surviving COVID-19: ALIFE Proposes Recovery Measures

As Live Events, Concerts and Festivals incurred an estimated loss of RM300 million over the first half of 2020. 

Rizal Kamal, President of ALIFE

ARTS, LIVE FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION (ALIFE) applauds the government’s affirmative decision to enforce and subsequently extend the Movement Control Order on Malaysians to combat the rise of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. ALIFE has earlier urged all its members to cancel or postpone all events till June 2020. Any activities from June onwards will also be subject to the government’s lift on the ban of mass gatherings.

“Our industry is among the hardest hit by Covid-19. Many events were cancelled or postponed as early as January and we won’t be able to resume activities for many months more. The process of planning of events, booking artist and venues are done months in advance. With current uncertainties, it’s difficult to forecast when live events would be able to start again.” Rizal Kamal, President of ALIFE.

A number of large events have been cancelled or postponed to-date such as Rockaway Festival, the two-day annual rock music festival that has the last ten years brought in 15,000 rockers together annually, 12 per cent of which are foreign tourists according to organiser Iqbal Ameer, Group CEO of Livescape Group.

“The last six weeks alone, via MyTicket.Asia, we have refunded 80,000 tickets from a variety of events, an indication of tough times ahead,” said Dirk Sass, Chief Executive Officer of SeatAdvisor.

Another festival affected include the Good Vibes Festival, a two-day music festival usually held in August that featured local and international artistes and attract up to 23,000 visitors locally and internationally. If cancelled for 2020, Good Vibes Festival would have lost a revenue of RM20 million.

“The above are just a small sample of the challenges faced by industry players which provides an indication of the tough times ahead for an industry. Our industry is an essential part of tourism’s ecosystem and bring hundreds of millions into the economy. We hope the government will provide some assistance and leeway to help stimulate the industry and recover post-COVID19,” added Rizal.

And estimated total of RM300 million is already lost in the events industry, with many activities cancelled up to August 2020. More damages are expected to domino as industry members struggle with the lack of viable activities and support.

Concerts and festivals attract audience not just locally but from neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia. With the loss of live events, the entire ecosystem of hotels, transport and retail stand to lose an estimated income of RM1 billion for the year.

The live events industry would like to request a short term RM75 Million relief package to save the jobs, businesses and livelihoods of Malaysia’s live performance workforce. Without urgent Government intervention, the sector will likely face serious and irreversible losses.

The requested RM75 Million emergency support package includes, in the immediate-term:
  • ​Immediate cash injections for the sector to jump-start the industry. This will be used to create festivals, concerts and shows that will stimulate the economy and increase inbound tourist, as soon as we are able to do so. 
  • Hardship support for artists, performers, musicians, crew, technicians and more.

Other requests to be implemented for 2020 include:
  • Waiver of entertainment tax for federal and all state; 
  • Abolishment of Puspal’s recent addition of blackout dates which significantly reduces the number of days for events; 
  • Reduction in DBKL’s RM30,000 deposit for international events and RM10,000 for local events.

ALIFE was formed in 2016 with the objective to promote and encourage positive growth in the Malaysian arts, life events and festivals industry by improving industry regulations, creating best practices and code of conduct.

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [27 March 2020]

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A total of 130 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 2,161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Currently, 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in intensive care units(ICU), and of these, 34 cases are on ventilation support. Regretfully, three (3) additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Of these, one death was already reported earlier this morning through a posting on the Director General of Health’s Facebook. Cumulatively, there are now 26 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia.

44 cases have fully recovered and discharged well today. Cumulatively, 259 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged well.





McDonald's Malaysia Hargai Petugas Barisan Hadapan COVID-19

Rangkaian restoran khidmat segera itu menaja makanan untuk para petugas kesihatan di kira-kira 50 hospital di seluruh negara

McDonald's menaja makanan kepada Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan pada hujung minggu lalu, sebagai tanda penghargaan kepada barisan hadapan yang bertungkus lumus bekerja. Mereka ini merupakan inspirasi semangat #KitaBoleh yang dimulakan oleh McDonald’s.  

McDonald's Malaysia menaja makanan untuk kira-kira 50 hospital di seluruh negara secara berkala dalam tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (MCO).

"Ini adalah masa yang mencabar untuk negara, dan kita perlu prihatin dengan petugas barisan hadapan yang mempertaruhkan nyawa untuk kita. Kerana jasa bakti mereka, kita mampu mengawal penularan wabak ini,” kata Azmir Jaafar, Pengarah Urusan dan Rakan Operasi Tempatan McDonald's Malaysia. 

Kru restoran McDonald's Malaysia menyerahkan makanan kepada para petugas kesihatan di Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar yang terletak di Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

"Menyumbang kepada komuniti di sekitar lokasi kami beroperasi adalah sebahagian daripada nilai teras McDonald’s Malaysia. Ini adalah sumbangan kecil kami bagi membolehkan kita mengharungi masa sukar ini bersama-sama, sebagai rakyat Malaysia,” tambah Azmir.

Penajaan makanan oleh McDonald's Malaysia di hospital-hospital ini akan memanfaatkan kira-kira 15,000 petugas kesihatan. Selain hospital, McDonald's Malaysia juga membuat penghantaran makanan secara berkala kepada petugas barisan hadapan lain seperti anggota polis dan tentera di seluruh negara.

#KitaBoleh
McDonald's Malaysia telah memulakan kempen mengajak rakyat Malaysia untuk bersatu padu semasa tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (MCO) ini. Konsep #KitaBoleh yang dilaksanakan oleh McDonald's Malaysia di platform media sosial mereka bertujuan mengukuhkan semangat perpaduan dan perjuangan rakyat Malaysia dalam menghadapi saat-saat sukar ini.

#KitaBoleh juga secara langsung mengetengahkan pengorbanan para petugas barisan hadapan yang terus bertungkus-lumus bekerja ketika rakyat Malaysia duduk di rumah sepanjang Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (MCO).

"Rakyat Malaysia kini berada dalam keadaan yang tidak menentu, dan inilah masanya untuk kita semua bersatu. Di McDonald's Malaysia, kami ingin mengingatkan rakyat Malaysia bahawa melalui semangat #KitaBoleh, kita dapat menangani apa jua cabaran yang datang dan berdiri teguh bersama," kata Azmir. 

McDonald's Malaysia akan menaja makanan kepada para petugas kesihatan di kira-kira 50 hospital di seluruh negara sepanjang tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (MCO).

Azmir juga memberi pengiktirafan kepada pasukan restoran yang bertugas di lapangan sejak permulaan MCO.

"Setinggi-tinggi penghargaan saya ucapkan kepada pasukan McDonald’s di semua restoran di seluruh negara. Tak dilupa juga penunggang McDelivery yang gigih bekerja memastikan pelanggan dapat terus menikmati hidangan McDonald’s kegemaran mereka," tambah Azmir.

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [26 March 2020]

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A total of 235 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 2,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Regretfully, four (4) additional COVID-19 death were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Cumulatively, there are now 23 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia. As of today, 16 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 215 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged.



Sun Life Malaysia Emphasises Needs of Clients Amid Covid-19 Pandemic


Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad (collectively Sun Life Malaysia), a life insurance and Family Takaful provider respectively have ramped up the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering complimentary support measures to its Clients who are diagnosed with COVID-19.

The special measures* include:
  • Extension of medical coverage to cover hospitalisation and treatments related to COVID-19 Coverage for outpatient treatments at any registered clinic or hospital upon confirmed diagnosis (for individual hospital & surgical policy/contract**) 
  • Continuation of coverage and benefits for those quarantined by law for hospitalisation and treatments
  • Waiving of the 30-day waiting period to enable new Clients to enjoy coverage immediately (for individual hospital & surgical policy/contract**) Prioritising of claims processing for COVID-19 cases
 
* The measures above are subject to the terms and conditions of the policy/contract with Sun Life Malaysia.
** The list of eligible individual hospital and surgical products: Hospitalisation & Surgical Benefit Rider, Hospitalisation & Surgical Benefit Plus Rider, Takaful Hospitalisation & Surgical Benefit Rider, Prime Medi Care-i, Sinar MediXtra, Sun MaxiMed-i, Sun MediMax-i


Speaking on the special measures, Raymond Lew, CEO and President/Country Head of Sun Life Malaysia said, “Recognizing the plight of our Clients during this period, we want to deepen our commitment of bringing brighter lives to them by ensuring necessary coverage and assistance to deal with this impact. We strongly believe that these measures will go a long way towards supporting our Clients with a greater sense of protection.“ 
 

“The measures above have been put in place progressively since February and we are already proactively looking at adding on more assistance for all our Clients, both directly or indirectly impacted by this pandemic. This is in line with our business purpose of ensuring lifetime financial security for our Clients’ peace of mind amid these trying times,” added Raymond.

In support of the Government’s effort to contain this outbreak, the Company also embarked on an extensive campaign on their social media platforms to create awareness and educate Malaysians on how to safeguard themselves and their loved ones better. The campaign focused on sharing simple tips to prevent illnesses through good hygiene habits, boosting the immune system, busting myths regarding COVID-19 and many more.

During this period, Clients can utilise Sun Life Malaysia's digital platforms to perform relevant services namely: 
  • www.sunlifemalaysia.com - Submit claims and make service requests such as change personal or plan details 
  • SunAccess Client Portal - Access insurance and/or Takaful plan details, make payments and submit claims
  • wecare@sunlifemalaysia.com - Email enquiries

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [25 March 2020]

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A total of 172 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 1,796 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Regretfully, four (4) additional COVID-19 death were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Cumulatively, there are now 19 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia. As of today, 16 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 199 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged.




Hitachi Vantara Acquires Assets of Containership


Hitachi Vantara, wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), announced the acquisition of the assets of Containership, a privately held vendor of software for managing and orchestrating containerized business software applications.

“Gartner forecasts that by 2023, more than 70% of global organizations will be running more than two containerized applications in production, up from less than 20% in 2019. This potential is a driving factor for our recent acquisition of Kubernetes based assets of Containership. This will enhance Hitachi Vantara’s ability to help customer easily deploy and manage clusters and containerized applications in public cloud, private cloud and on premise environments, ” Bobby Soni, Chief Operating Officer of Digital Infrastructure Business Unit, Hitachi Vantara.

Container technology promises to usher in the biggest step change in infrastructure economics since server virtualization. By some estimates, customers are saving as much as 50% on infrastructure costs by switching from hosting cloud native applications in their own data centers to hosting containerized versions of those applications in a private, hybrid or public cloud. Other key advantages of containerization include increased developer productivity, application portability, and business agility delivered through DevOps. 


“But all of this opportunity also comes with technical challenges. Deploying containers at scale across multiple cloud environments brings management and orchestration complexity that most IT teams do not have the skills to address. We at Hitachi Vantara live for challenges like this,” enthused Bobby.

Kubernetes, the open source container management technology developed by Google has been a critical enabler of containerization. Hitachi Vantara already delivers infrastructure solutions that leverage the Kubernetes technology. However, container orchestration is a rapidly evolving market and the company continues to invest in solutions that help IT and DevOps teams maximize their infrastructure advantage.

The software addresses critical cloud native application issues facing customers working with Kubernetes such as persistent storage support, centralized authentication, access control, audit logging, continuous deployment, workload portability, cost analysis, autoscaling, upgrades, and more.

Containership’s underlying technology – the Containership Kubernetes Engine – is a CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution which enables the provisioning and ongoing maintenance of Kubernetes clusters on any major cloud provider.

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [24 March 2020]

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A total of 106 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 1,624 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Regretfully, one (1) additional COVID-19 death were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Cumulatively, there are now 15 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia. As of today, 24 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 183 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged.




United Studios presents Syif Malam Raya

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A horror comedy film making its way in theaters this Syawal 2020.

United Studios officially announces today that they will be distributing a new film titled 'Syif Malam Raya’ soon to be released in theaters nationwide next month, in the month of Syawal. The marketing of this horror comedy film was kicked-off last week with the release of its official poster and character posters via digital platform. Last night, the official trailer was released on United Studios’ Youtube channel. The 95-second video hit more than 60,000 views with almost 5,000 likes in less than 12 hours after it was released to the public.


Produced by Ray Theme Sdn. Bhd., Syif Malam Raya, tells the story about four friends who had a series of bizarre incidents while on their way returning to their hometown on the eve of raya. The situation became overwhelming as they arrived at a village which was chaos with the appearance of a ‘pocong’. Starred two members of comedian trio Zero, Atu and Sharif as the lead, Syif Malam Raya is a debut for three well-known Youtubers, Yoe Parey, Syahmi Sazly and Asif Suhaimi. Also starring in the film is Saiful Zero and legendary comedians Saiful Apek, Azlee Senario, and Ropie, alongside popular female actresses Reen Rahim, Nadia Brian and Lia Natalia.

Syif Malam Raya has just recently concluded filming which began in February, and currently in the final stages of post-production process and awaiting confirmation of their release date from the Wajib Tayang committee.

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [23 March 2020]

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A total of 212 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 1,518 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Based on preliminary investigation, of these 212 additional confirmed cases, 123 cases are related to the Tabligh gathering in Seri Petaling mosque. Currently, 57 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in intensive care units (ICU), and of these, 27 cases are on ventilation support.

Regretfully, four (4) additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the National CPRC MOH. Cumulatively, there are now 14 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia. 20 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged.



Must-Try At Home Ramadan Delights Recipe: Bubur Jagung by Ayam Brand


Cooking Time: 20 Mins
Serving: 4


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can Ayam Brand Sweet Corn Cream Style
  • 1 can Ayam Brand Sweet Cup Corn
  • 220ml Ayam Brand Coconut Milk SuperLight
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Sago, to your liking

METHOD
  1. In a pot, add in the coconut milk superlight and stir at medium heat
  2. Add in Sweet Corn Cream Style and Sweet Cup Corn.
  3. Then, add in Sago, Brown Sugar and Salt. Cook till boiled.
  4. Serve while hot

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [22 March 2020]

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As of March 22, 2020 at 6.00 pm, 123 new cases have been reported. This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 1,306 cases.

To date, 25 cases recovered and discharge from hospital. This resulted in a cumulative total of COVID-19 fully recovered cases a total of 139 cases. Cumulatively, there are now ten (10) COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia.


 

Current statistics of COVID-19 in Malaysia [21 March 2020]

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As of March 21, 2020 at 8.00 pm, 153 new cases have been reported. This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 1,183 cases.

To date, 27 cases recovered and discharge from hospital. This resulted in a cumulative total of COVID-19 fully recovered cases a total of 114 cases. Cumulatively, there are now eight (8) COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia.