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Thanks to MCO, Sungai Melaka is green and clean

Melaka

Sungai Melaka has become the talk of the town for its 'greener' and cleaner water during the movement control order (MCO) period. A check by Bernama at several locations, including near the Stadthuys building and Jonker Road, showed that the river had not been this clean for a long time. Before the MCO to curb the spread of Covid-19 was implemented on March 18, Sungai Melaka's water was murky and with a teh tarik-like colour.

Cops probing Melaka exco member for violating MCO in distributing food

Melaka

A Melaka exco member has found himself in trouble for distributing food aid without adhering to procedures during the movement control order (MCO) period. The Melaka Health Department lodged a police report against him for organising the event without conforming to MCO requirements. The report was lodged a few days ago. State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mat Kasim Karim (pic) confirmed on Thursday (April 16) that a report had been made by the department.

Buddhist temple cancels centenary celebration

Melaka

The Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) Buddhist Temple is cancelling its 100th-year celebration in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. SKE was founded in 1920 by a group of Straits-born Buddhists and the name means Lord Buddha’s monastery. The temple's honorary secretary Baba Chan Leong Hin said the centennial celebration and state-level Wesak Eve procession are very important events for SKE.

The beat goes on: Melaka busker moves online during MCO

Melaka

Due to the Movement Control Order, famed busker Adnan Mat Som has moved from the streets to social media to continue entertaining his fans. Adnan, fondly known as “Otaiz Buskers”, has garnered a wide following thanks to his slick skills and ability to sing in 15 different languages. He said about 3,300 people tuned in to catch his recent online performance, which also garnered over 500 likes and comments.

Central Malacca added to red zones totalling 26

Melaka

The Central Malacca is the latest to be categorised as a Covid-19 red zone, bringing the total number of red zones nationwide to 26, as of noon yesterday, according to the Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Based on CPRC infographics published on the ministry’s social media sites today, 44 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Central Malacca.

Melaka govt giving RM600 aid to 373 trishaw riders

Melaka

The state government here has given financial assistance of RM600 to 373 trishaw riders affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, says Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali. He said on Wednesday (April 1) that RM223,800 has been allocated for the one-off payments, and added that the allocation was channelled to the Tourism Trust Fund on March 25 under the stimulus package announced by the Federal Government.

Disinfection: Four Melaka local authorities targeting 1,233 areas

Melaka

The Melaka state government is targeting to disinfect 1,233 sites, particularly public areas, in efforts to contain the Covid-19 infection, Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafaar Atan said. The State Housing, Local Government, Environment Committee chairman said of the number, the Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) aims to take on 460 spots, Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ) (256), Alor Gajah Municipal Council (MPAG) (286) and Jasin Municipal Council (MPJ) (231).

Melaka to open another Covid-19 quarantine centre

Melaka

The Melaka government is opening another Covid-19 quarantine centre at Tiang Dua in Jasin here to house people under investigation (PUI). The current quarantine centre – the Public Works Department's training complex at Alor Gajah – has reached its maximum capacity of 173 PUIs. Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali said the new centre managed by the state Road Transport Department is expected to open on Tuesday (March 31).

Melaka receives RM1.25 million for State COVID-19 Fund today

Melaka

The Melaka government today received more than RM1.25 million in cash and goods from several corporate companies for the State COVID-19 Fund.

Melaka Historic City Council employee tests positive for Covid-19

Melaka

The Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) has confirmed that an employee with its engineering unit has tested positive for Covid-19. Speaking to the press on Wednesday (March 25), Mayor Datuk Mansor Sudin said that the employee is 54 and from Jasin. Mansor added that the employee had admitted to attending the the tabligh gathering and said that he was placed as a case from the cluster by the Health Ministry.

Clerk loses RM54k in online fask mask scam in Melaka

Melaka

A 37-year-old clerk lost RM54,000 in a face-mask scam online on March 15. Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the clerk had corresponded with a woman on WhatsApp to order 3,364 boxes of face masks on that date. "The fraudster asked the woman to deposit the amount into a bank account provided by her," he said Tuesday (March 24).

Private hospital in Melaka shuts down for two days after patient failed to disclose Covid-19 contact

Melaka

A private hospital here has temporarily shut down for two days because one of its patients failed to disclose his contact with a Covid-19 positive colleague from Kuala Lumpur when seeking treatment. Oriental Straits Medical Centre (OMSMC) said it was forced to take precautionary measures and would temporarily close on Tuesday (March 24) and Wednesday(March 25) to carry out full sanitisation.