KEPALA BATAS: The Ministry of Public Works is well prepared for a flood disaster following the warning from the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) that major flooding is expected in several states on the peninsula this November.
Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (Photo) He said that based on the standard operating procedure (SOP) that has been established, the ministry’s Disaster Operations Room (Bigben) at the headquarters and the district concerned will be activated immediately to monitor the flood situation regularly.
“At the departmental and ministerial level, we have to take care of the infrastructure so that the roads are not cut off, especially in the event of a major flood because we want to make sure that there is a route that the rescue and emergency teams can use to provide assistance and others” the Chief Minister told reporters here on Sunday (September 11).
He was received after officiating the project to widen the stretch of Permatang Pak Elong to Jambatan Merdeka Bridge from two lanes to four lanes.
Media reported that MetMalaysia warned that the country will experience continuous heavy rain from mid-November, leading to extensive flooding by the end of the month.
The weather is expected to have a more significant impact as it will be during the northeast monsoon period, with the risk of continued heavy rain and large-scale flooding.
In detail, Fadillah said that KKR would be continuously monitoring flood-affected roads to update road users on the latest situation and ensure they avoid these routes.
“In addition, we will follow up to find out what kind of assistance is needed and provide vehicles and other tools for rescue teams at the district or state level,” he said. – Bernama
Anwar: Don’t call me ‘papa’
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.
Don’t challenge me, Anwar tells Muhyiddin
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.
Anwar sues Perak PAS commissioner for defamation
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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