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Do not cheer for mat rempits, Johor police chief warns Malaysians

Johor

Johor police have urged the public not to cheer mat rempits for their stunts or jeer police for acting against these public nuisance who are violating the law, especially the conditional movement control order (CMCO). He was commenting on a video trending on social media since last night showing a few mat rempits pushing their motorcycles accompanied by a team of motorcycle police patrol while the takbir raya was being played. The scene drew a lot of criticisms from netizens. Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said some members of the community have disputed the matter and consider it as an insult to Islam.

Covid-19: ‘Jejak Johor’ app can help in contact tracing, says MB

Johor

The Johor government has launched a “Jejak Johor” application to assist in contact tracing to curb the spread of Covid-19, said Mentri Besar Datuk Ir Hasni Mohammad. He said the app would allow the Johor State Health Department (JKNJ) to obtain users’ contact record and inform them immediately of any risks of Covid-19 infection.

More Macau scam cases during MCO

Johor

Police here have recorded 34 Macau scam cases during the movement control order (MCO) and conditional MCO from March 18 until May 18 with losses amounting to almost RM500,000. Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Ahsmon Bajah said pensioners and farmers who owned land were targeted.

Police have power to conduct house visits

Johor

The police have the authority to conduct house visits under Rule 13 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020. Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said under the regulations, homeowners are required to provide the necessary information requested by the police.

Cops record 20% increase in phone scams during MCO period

Johor

Police have recorded an increase of 20% in Macau scam cases during the movement control order (MCO) and conditional MCO from March 18 until May 18, with losses amounting close to half a million. Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Ahsmon Bajah (pic) said that the syndicate usually targets pensioners and farmers who own land as their victims. “The case has increased to 34 cases during the period, compared with 28 cases from January until March 17 with recorded losses at RM480,000.

No stop to medical and dental specialist treatments

Johor

People in need of medical specialist and dental treatments need not worry as they can continue seeing doctors at all government hospitals and health clinics statewide during the conditional movement control order (MCO). State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said operating hours for specialist clinics remained unchanged.

Johor allows Friday, Aidilfitri prayers, subject to SOPs under conditional MCO

Johor

The Johor government has allowed Friday and Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers as well as akad nikah (solemnisation of marriage) ceremony to be held throughout the state during the conditional movement control order period. State Islamic religious affairs committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi said Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has given a decree in allowing the matter to be held statewide. The Bukit Permai assemblyman said Friday prayers can be held at mosques starting May 15.

Cops to seek remand extension for 'uncooperative' Patrick Teoh

Johor

Police would be requesting for an extension to the remand order for former radio announcer and actor Patrick Teoh, who is being investigated for allegedly insulting the Johor Crown Prince. Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay that the investigations could not be completed, as Teoh has not been cooperating with the police.

Johor Health Dept screens 317 madrasah students as preventive measure, says state rep

Johor

The Johor Health Department recently conducted a Covid-19 screening on 317 students of several madrasahs here as a preventive measure, said state health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan. He said the screening was conducted as a follow-up to the clusters associated with the Sri Petaling gathering cluster.

Increased services at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal

Johor

The Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal will increase its operations in phases during the conditional movement control order (MCO). Johor works, transport and infrastructure committee chairman Mohd Solihan Badri said currently only 10 bus companies were operating, with three interstate trips daily.

Johor Health Dept denies Covid-19 positive case at Sentral Clinic, Bandar Utama Segamat

Johor

The Johor Health Department today denied that there was a Covid-19 positive patient at the Sentral Clinic, Bandar Utama Segamat, as being viralled on the social media. Its director, Dr Aman Rabu, in a statement uploaded on the department’s official Facebook today, said the viralled information was not true and urged the public not to spread fake news to avoid causing anxiety or confusion in the community. The statement was issued in response to two videos that were viralled on Facebook since yesterday of several individuals clad in personal protective equipment (PPE) carrying a man into an ambulance.

Johor agrees to implement Putrajaya’s CMCO with conditions, says MB

Johor

Johor has decided to comply with the federal government’s move to relax the movement control order (MCO), which will allow most businesses to reopen, with conditions. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Muhammad said that the state government has agreed to implement the conditional movement control order (CMCO) starting today.