People infected at PPVs can sue for negligence, say lawyers

PETALING JAYA: Those infected with Covid-19 at vaccination centres (PPVs) can sue the government for negligence, according to several lawyers. They told FMT this was because the government had a duty to protect them. Lawyer M Manoharan said people were going to vaccination centres with high hopes of being protected against the virus. “They are supposed to be protected, but that may not be happening.” He asked if enforcement officers stationed at vaccination centres were monitoring all personnel against possible breaches of the SOPs. “Is there physical distancing? Are all staff and… Read More

Allow non-essential industries to open at 50% capacity, pleads FMM

PETALING JAYA: Non-essential manufacturing industries are at risk of shutting down permanently unless the government allows them to reopen at 50% capacity, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) said. In an appeal to the prime minister, FMM president Soh Thian Lai said the extended factory closures were killing the industries despite government assistance such as wage subsidies and the automatic loan moratoriums. Manufacturers in the non-essential sectors, especially the micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), were in a dire state and already severely impacted from the prolonged business closures, Soh said in… Read More

Rentas negeri ziarah bapa meninggal cetus kluster baharu

Kota Bharu: Seorang pemuda yang melakukan rentas negeri dari Selangor untuk pulang ke Kelantan bagi menziarah kematian bapanya, mencetuskan kluster baharu di negeri ini. Kluster dikenali sebagai Kluster Sungai Long itu membabitkan daerah Jeli dan Kuala Krai yang menyebabkan 13 individu positif Covid-19, setakat semalam. Jumlah individu positif berkenaan hasil ujian saringan yang dilakukan terhadap 30 individu. Pengarah Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Kelantan, Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin berkata, pemuda berusia 22 tahun itu melakukan rentas negeri dari Selangor ke Kelantan pada 11 Julai lalu. “Lelaki itu pulang ke Kampung Sungai Long selepas bapanya… Read More

Indonesia catat kematian COVID-19 tertinggi menjelang Aidiladha

JAKARTA: Warga Indonesia mengerjakan solat sunat Aidiladha di luar masjid dan ibadah korban sempena Aidiladha di sebalik COVID-19 yang semakin mengganas. Republik itu juga mencatatkan kadar kematian tertinggi akibat coronavirus semalam, namun tidak melunturkan semangat umat Islam menyambut Aidiladha, yang agak suram tanpa perhimpunan secara besar-besaran. Pihak berkuasa melarang orang ramai daripada berhimpun termasuk pada acara korban dan menggesa mereka tidak berkumpul ketika mengerjakan ibadah. Tahun ini, kerajaan melarang sembahyang berjemaah di bandar utama dan wilayah di bawah perintah berkurung, yang merangkumi sebahagian besar Jawa dan Bali selain 15 lagi lokasi di… Read More