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African swine fever outbreak detected at two pig farms in Kerian, Perak

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in two commercial pig farms in Kerian district, Perak, on September 17 and 18.

In a statement, it said the matter was confirmed through a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test conducted by the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) and quarantine measures and prevention of the spread of the disease were implemented. PPP.

“Infected farms have been sealed off and pig transport and vehicle movement prohibited, and surveillance, clinical inspections and sampling are being carried out at commercial pig farms in infected areas.

“The Perak DVS operations room and the Kerian district veterinary office have been activated with the participation of the Kerian district office.

“Conditions for moving pigs and pork products from Perak to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia have also been tightened.

“In addition, immediate culling (and disposal) of the remaining pig population on ASF-infected farms and tracking of pig transport vehicles involved in infected farms are also being implemented,” he said.

According to the DVS, so far the outbreak is under control and the infection has only occurred in Kerian district, while the public is advised not to panic as African swine fever disease is not zoonotic ( not contagious to humans).

“All parties are requested to inform the DVS in the event of unusual deaths and clinical signs of suspected infectious disease among cattle in commercial farms and slaughterhouses.

“Farmers are also advised not to send their pigs to slaughter if there are clinical signs of suspected disease on their farms.

“Pig transport vehicles must go through a thorough disinfection process before and after leaving the slaughterhouse area.

“Please report immediately to the District Veterinary Services Office (DVP) and the State Veterinary Services Office or directly to the Putrajaya Veterinary Services Department Crisis Management Room Hotline at 03-8870 2041,” he added.

Additionally, all commercial pig farms are urged to strengthen their biosecurity practices and facilities at their respective facilities by ensuring full perimeter fencing, not sharing pig transport vehicles with other farms, sanitizing farm clothing and equipment, and disinfectants should be used. according to label specifications.

Farmers and pig farm workers are advised not to visit other pig farms and the public is advised not to purchase live pigs directly from farms or pig transport vehicles to reduce the risk of ASF transmission. – Bernama


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Anwar: Don’t call me ‘papa’

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PETALING JAYA: Social media users have coined the term “PMX” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Photo), who has made it clear that he does not want to be called “dad” or by any other paternal nickname.

PMX refers to him as the country’s 10th Prime Minister, PM being the acronym for Prime Minister, while “X” is 10 in Roman numerals.

There have been several news articles and social media posts referring to the Tambun MP as PMX since the Yang di-Pertuan Agong took office on November 24.

On Tuesday (December 6), Anwar had

asked Malaysians not to call him dad after a netizen wished him “Good morning dad” on Twitter.

Anwar had responded with “Please don’t do that”.

Anwar, who is married to Datuk Seri MP Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Bandar Tun Razak, is called “dad” by his six children.

Anwar’s refusal to use a paternal nickname with the rakyat is considered to be a departure from the practice of former Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who were comfortable presenting themselves as the father figure of the nation.

Ismail Sabri and Muhyiddin were referred to as “Pak Long” and “Abah” respectively.

A tech-savvy Anwar has always been active on social media, where he could be seen interacting and joking with netizens.

On December 4, Anwar, who is also the chairman of PKR and chairman of Pakatan Harapan, said that despite the increased responsibilities after assuming the country’s highest post, he will still find time to respond to tweets.

“Many complain that I rarely reply to tweets. The responsibility is increasing, but I still follow my friends’ comments on Twitterjaya. InshaAllah, I will try to find space and reply to all my friends’ tweets,” he said in a post.


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Don’t challenge me, Anwar tells Muhyiddin

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PUTRAJAYA: There were several processes and procedures that former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyuddin Yassib did not follow, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The prime minister said this includes the participation of companies linked to his relatives.

“I would like to remind Muhyiddin not to challenge me as it is clear that various processes and procedures were not followed,” he told the media after registering with the Finance Ministry on Monday (Dec 6).

Anwar, however, did not elaborate on the companies and the nature of the businesses they are involved in.

He said that while his intention was to focus on economic growth and people’s well-being, the matter needed to be addressed as it was being questioned.

He said certain parties had claimed they were clean.

“However, they are not, since it was found that there were approvals made without following the rules.

“This includes approvals made during the movement control order,” he said.

There have been calls for an ICR on government spending during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who is also the president of Perikatan Nasional, said he never embezzled or embezzled funds meant to help people and if he had, investigations would have started long ago.


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Anwar sues Perak PAS commissioner for defamation

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim filed a lawsuit against Perak PAS Commissioner Razman Zakaria over a speech he made allegedly linking the prime minister to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture and stating that he supported communist ideology .

Anwar filed the suit through Messrs. SN Nair & Partners in the Taiping High Court, naming Gunong Semanggol Assemblyman Razman as the sole defendant.

Based on his statement of claim, Anwar as plaintiff asserted that on November 6, defendant delivered a campaign speech during the 15th General Election at Tebuk Pancur night market, which was broadcast live on defendant’s Facebook with the username “Haji Razman Zakaria”. and was viewed more than 94,400 times, received more than 5,100 reactions, 429 shares, and more than 2,600 comments as of Monday (December 5).

The Facebook video was then posted in an article titled “Razman dakwa Anwar bawa agenda LGBT, bimbang kerjasama PH-BN” dated November 6 in Malay and English on a news portal.

The Tambun MP claimed that the defamatory statements and published article implied that he was a liar, practiced and supported communist ideology, and encouraged same-sex marriage.

Anwar also claimed that the defamatory statements were made to ruin his reputation and that the accusations made in the article were untrue as he had always upheld Islamic values ​​and a broader reform agenda for the administration.

It added that the defendant uttered the defamatory words in an effort to sully his good name by inciting the public and creating hatred towards him and the party during the GE15 campaign period.

The defendant also breached Section 4A of the Electoral Offenses Act 1954 and did not apologize to him for his actions, Anwar said.

As such, it seeks general, compensatory, aggravated, and exemplary damages, as well as injunctive relief to prevent Defendant or its agents from repeating or causing publication of the slanderous article, in addition to seeking costs, interest, and other appropriate relief.

Anwar’s lawyer, Datuk SN Nair, confirmed the matter when contacted.- Bernama


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