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Traumatised woman seeking sanctuary from abusive hubby

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IPOH: An emotionally traumatized 36-year-old woman seeks a safe haven from her allegedly abusive husband.

When asked to identify herself only as “W”, she stated that she is a victim of domestic violence and wants to cut ties with her husband.

“I hope there is someone out there who can rent a vacant room for me and my mother.

“I don’t want to stay in the same house as my husband anymore,” she told a press conference held by Ipoh Barat MCA coordinator Low Guo Nan here on Wednesday (Sep 28).

“My husband is currently under observation at Ulu Kinta Hospital Bahagia by order of the court,” she said, adding that they have been married since 2014.

“I don’t know when he will be released, (but when) he returns home I will have to face him again,” he added.

W said that he has suffered from depression since he was young due to the stress of studying and that he could experience seizures if his emotions become unstable.

She is registered with the social welfare authorities as mentally disabled and holds a Disabled Persons (OKU) card.

“I had a seizure in the middle of this year after another heated argument with my husband.

“A neighbor called an ambulance and I was sent to the hospital, where the doctor filed a police report,” he said.

According to a senior police official, the woman’s husband has been charged under article 324 of the Penal Code for causing serious bodily harm.

“The man pleaded not guilty and the case is pending a judicial process,” he said.

Meanwhile, Low said those experiencing domestic abuse should not be silent.

“They need to have the courage to file police reports.

“There should be no compromise on domestic violence,” he said.

“Anyone who has an affordable room to rent to the woman can contact me on 012-532 1128,” he added.

Those suffering from problems can contact the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim Family, Social and Community Care Center (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or visit www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in Malaysia for a full list of numbers and hours of operation).


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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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