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Johor MIC info chief offers to contest Pulai seat in GE15

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JOHOR BARU: Chief Information Officer of Johor MIC S. Deva (Photo) has offered to contest the Pulai parliamentary seat in the 15th General Election (GE15) after former Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed MP lost the seat in previous national polls.

He said MIC was fearless and ready to face any challenge to ensure Barisan Nasional can win back the seat at GE15.

“As such, I take up the challenge of Nur Jazlan by offering myself as a candidate to contest the parliamentary seat,” he said in a statement on Sunday (Sep 4).

Calling himself a kid from Kampung Pulai, Deva said he has been a resident of Pulai for 25 years, where he was familiar with local communities, including residents’ committees, parent-teacher associations, NGOs and temple committees. and mosques.

He said he was also a civil servant in addition to being a registered Pulai voter and a member of the Barisan and MIC state committees.

Deva added that he was confident that his 22 years of experience in social work, politics, government and non-government affairs in various parts of Johor could win the hearts of voters in Pulai.

Nur Jazlan, who is also deputy director of Johor Umno, previously commented that Umno can no longer rely heavily on the parties that make up Barisan, such as MCA and MIC, to make big contributions in GE15.

His comment prompted MIC Vice President Datuk Seri M. Saravanan to attack him, calling the former parliamentarian someone who was quick to “attack and was not self-aware” (cepat melatah dan tidak sedarkan diri).

Nur Jazlan then challenged Saravanan to run in Pulai in the upcoming general election after MIC Chairman Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran expressed his desire for the party to run for 12 parliamentary seats in GE15.

In GE14, Nur Jazlan received 26,523 votes in Pulai, losing the four-way fight to Parti Amanah Negara Vice President Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub who received 55,447 votes.


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Covid-19 Watch: 2,898 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 66.7pc

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,898 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Nov 26), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,984,272 infections since the pandemic began.

The KKMNow portal of the Ministry of Health reported that 2,896 of the new Covid-19 cases on Saturday were local transmissions, while two imported infections were registered.

There were 2,789 recoveries on Saturday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,920,616 since the pandemic began.

The portal also reported that there were 27,008 currently active cases in the country, with 24,924, or 92.3%, in home quarantine and 14 people, or 0.1%, admitted to low-risk quarantine and treatment centers.

The KKMNow portal reported that 2,070 patients, or 7.66% of the total, were currently admitted to the hospital for treatment. The number of patients with Covid-19 admitted to intensive care units (ICU) throughout the country is 97, of which 57 require respiratory assistance.

The national ICU utilization rate was 66.7%, with ten states or localities reporting ICU utilization rates greater than 60%.

Kedah had the highest ICU utilization rate at 80.8%, followed by Kelantan (80.3%), Selangor (79.6%), Melaka (76.8%), Perak (73.7%) ), Johor (72.3%), Penang (67.5%), Kuala Lumpur (65.2%) and Sabah (62.9%).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s GitHub data repository reported that four deaths from covid-19 were reported on Saturday.

This brings the death toll to 36,648.


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Anwar to meet govt depts, agencies to focus on cost of living issues on Nov 27

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will hold a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya on Sunday (November 27) that will focus on cost of living issues affecting people.

“Tonight, we held a prayer session with parishioners and friends in Sungai Long.

“Tomorrow morning at 11am there will be a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya that will focus on the cost of living issues that are burdening the people,” he said in a post on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Saturday. (November 26).

Anwar is scheduled to attend the 2022 National Cost of Living Action Council special meeting at 11am on Sunday in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. – Bernama


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Football: Malaysia Cup 2022: JDT take trophy after downing Red Giants 2-1

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PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has become the 2022 Malaysia Cup champion after beating Selangor 2-1 in the final held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday (November 26).

JDT and the Red Giants were tied 1–1 at halftime before JDT’s Fernando Forestieri scored the game-winner in the 59th minute.

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