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Why no charges? Cop picked up in MCO raid was on duty, says Negri police chief

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A sub-inspector found with four other men in an entertainment centre here was not charged in court with breaching the movement control order (MCO) as he was there on official duties, says the Negri Sembilan police chief. DCP Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop (pic) said a police probe revealed that the officer from the state contingent had been instructed by his superior to carry out surveillance on gang activities.

Negri giving one-off RM1,000 aid to state civil servants

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Negri Sembilan public sector employees will receive a special one-off payment of RM1,000 each and RM500 each to those who retired this year. The state government said the cash aid would be credited into their bank accounts on May 8.

Road closure and more roadblocks in Port Dickson

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Police have decided to temporarily close Jalan Bypass which links Lukut to its stretch of beautiful beaches from Wednesday (April 15)until the movement control order (MCO) is over. OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said motorists heading towards Jalan Pantai from Lukut and vice versa would now have to go through the town.

One death in new Covid-19 cluster in tahfiz centre in Sendayan

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One death has been recorded from the new Covid-19 cluster detected by the Health Ministry involving a tahfiz centre in Sendayan, Negri Sembilan. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Ismail said 39 positive cases had been detected from the new cluster. “Integrated action is being carried out by health personnel on the ground. It is hoped that we can contain the spread of this infection,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a posting via his Twitter account.

Govt needs to boost local food production to reduce economic impact of Covid-19, says Tok Mat

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The government needs to start bolstering its domestic sectors, particularly local food production, to reduce its import bill and ride out the economic turbulence caused by Covid-19, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. The Umno deputy president said the authorities should, among others, further develop the agriculture and agro-industry sector and aim for as much self-sufficiency as possible to preserve food security.

Set SOP for barber shops, optometrists, says Negri Sembilan MB

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The Negri Sembilan government has requested the Ministry of Health (MOH) to come up with a standard operating procedure (SOP) for optometrists and barber shops respectively. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said both the services were seen as directly dealing with the public without practising any social distancing issued by the ministry to curb the spread of the Covid-19.

Nilai police say MCO flouters coming up with ‘1,001 excuses’

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Those who are still flouting the movement control order (MCO) will come up will 1,001 excuses to be out in the street and not staying home. According to Nilai district police chief Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar, among the excuses were that they had to go to a petrol station to refuel their cars, had a restaurant to manage and were on their way home from work even though they were later found not among the essential services.

MCO compliance in Negri Sembilan stands at 98%, says state police chief

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Negri Sembilan police have detained 286 individuals for violating the movement control order (MCO) since it was imposed on March 18, says Deputy Comm Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop. The state police chief said despite the arrests, the compliance rate towards the MCO was almost 98%.

Negri allocates RM100k to Fama to buy greens from farmers

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The Negri Sembilan government has allocated RM100,000 to the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) to use as capital to buy greens and fruits from growers in the state affected by the movement control order (MCO). Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said through the initiative, Fama would be able to help market such produce as many retail outlets had been forced to shut down due to the MCO.

Three more MCO violators charged and fined

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Three men pleaded guilty in a magistrate's court here to flouting conditions under the movement control order (MCO). In the first case, friends R. Muralitharan, 20, and S. Thanesh 19, were ordered to pay a fine of RM1,000, or 14 days' jail in default by magistrate Siti Huzaifah Abdul Talib.

What relief: Loke sets up mobile toilets for Seremban cops manning roadblocks

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Police and army personnel manning round-the-clock roadblocks in several locations in the city now have one less worry whilst on duty, after Seremban MP Anthony Loke provided them with mobile toilets. The former Transport Minister in a Facebook post on Tuesday (April 7) said he decided to do his bit after being told there weren't enough mobile toilets in some places where roadblocks were set up.

Malaysian students returning from Indonesia quarantined at IAB

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Institut Aminudin Baki (IAB) in Bandar Pendidikan Enstek here is under strict supervision by the security forces especially the police as 310 Malaysian students are quarantined there. These students are among those brought back from Indonesia via two chartered flights last Thursday due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An observation done at IAB saw that nobody was allowed to enter the premises, even the students' family members.