1) MORE SECTORS TO REOPEN SOON
PUTRAJAYA: It is time for more sectors to reopen as no spike in COVID-19 cases was reported after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry was expecting a rise in cases after the holiday period but the data showed otherwise.
He explained that besides the economic sector, the government will open up others including sports, social and education sectors.
Currently, the conditional movement control order (MCO) is working as the ministry have been able to control the rate of infection to double digits, however, Dr Noor Hisham said the compliance rate of conditional MCO among foreigners should be increased.
2) 18-YEAR-OLD VOTER REGISTRATION NOT YET IMPLEMENTED
PUTRAJAYA: The registration process for 18-year-old voters has not yet been implemented.
Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun denied the viral message circulating on social media which urged Malaysians aged 18 years and older to register as voters.
He explained that the registration of 18-year-old voters will be implemented together with the automatic registration of voters after the EC has completed all preparations including the amendments to the Election Regulation and other related laws, the standard operating procedure, the system and infrastructure.
In a media statement, he said all the preparations are expected to be completed at the latest by July next year,
3) PRS OFFERING ‘NGABANG’ TO JUGAH MUYANG
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is offering ‘courtship’ or ‘ngabang’ to Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang after he pledged to support Perikatan Nasional and Gabungan Parti Sarawak yesterday.
In a statement, PRS Youth Chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan said it is up to Jugah to join whichever party next, but he also needs to read between the lines, dissect the political anatomy of Lubok Antu and GPS politics in detail in order to make the right move.
Snowdan firmly stated that the Lubok Antu Parliamentary seat which traditionally belongs to PRS will not be surrendered away to other parties or people.
Snowdan agreed with PRS President Tan Sri James Masing that Jugah’s exit from PKR was the right move if development is Jugah’s real concern and agenda for the betterment of the people in Lubok Antu.