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Fraser's Hill hiking trails remain open; Facebook posting fake

Pahang

Tourism Pahang has dismissed a social media post alleging that a trail in Fraser's Hill, Raub, has been ordered to close after several hikers tested positive for Covid-19. Its general manager Datuk Ishak Mokhtar described the Facebook posting as fake saying the Pine Tree Trail, which is popular among hikers and nature lovers, remains open for trekkers.

No private parties during RMCO, Pahang police warn homestay operators

Pahang

Independent homestay operators and caretakers must be alert when renting their properties out to large groups during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). Since night clubs and entertainment outlets are still barred from operating, some quarters seem to take the opportunity to host private parties at rented homestay units.

Woman wearing pink wristband in Temerloh not related to covid-19

Pahang

The Pahang Health Department today clarified that the woman spotted wearing a pink wristband at a popular restaurant in Temerloh on Sunday was not a patient or placed under mandatory quarantine related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its director Datuk Dr Bahari Awang Ngah said the woman was actually a former patient of the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital (HOSHAS) in Temerloh and was believed to have stopped at the restaurant with her family members as soon as she was allowed to leave.

Cops say only 1,000 visitors allowed at Teluk Cempedak at any one time on weekends

Pahang

Effective today, the number of visitors to Teluk Cempedak beach is limited to 1,000 people at any one time on weekends to ensure public compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) on physical distancing. Kuantan District Police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the implementation of the new SOP will take effect from 10am to 10pm on Friday to Sunday, with each visitor is required to take a visitor’s card at any of the three entry points to the popular beach.

Number system to enter famous Teluk Cempedak beach

Pahang

Starting Friday a trip to popular Teluk Cempedak here will be a totally new experience for beachgoers. Only 1,000 people will be allowed to enter the beach area at any one time to ensure the public comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) on physical distancing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the beach does not become too crowded.

Parents crowding at school entrance, difficult observing social distancing

Pahang

KUANTAN: Parents waiting to fetch their children at a primary school here today were left fuming as the section outside the main entrance became overcrowded. Standing under the scorching sun, parents could not observe social distancing while a majority of them were not wearing face masks.

Chini by-election: Temperature screening, face masks, recording presence among new normal

Pahang

A special tent for body temperature screening and attendance records are among the new normal at the Chini state by-election which is taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic environment. Observations at the Felda Chini 3 Quran and Fardu Ain (KAFA) Class, polling centre near here, found that all voters who wanted to go to the polling centre have to get their body temperatures screened in the first tent facing the gate, besides being required to wear face masks.

Kuantan to hold trial Friday prayers at three mosques

Pahang

Three mosques in Kuantan have been reopened for Friday prayers on a trial basis. Pahang Regent Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said closing congregational prayers was necessary in combating Covid-19. However, Tengku Hassanal said the number of Covid-19 patients was coming under control and after being briefed by the Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MUIP) secretary, he had agreed to a Friday prayers trial run at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah state mosque as well as the Kolej Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah and the Universiti Islam Antarabangsa mosques.

Hawkers, most businesses can now operate in Pahang

Pahang

All non-prohibited businesses are now allowed to operate in Pahang, including roadside food stalls and hawkers of various types – except in localities where there are new Covid-19 positive cases. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic) said these localities included Flat Benus Bentong, Pasaraya TF Raub, the Rubberflex factory in Bentong and Pasar Mentakab, which would all be closed until May 24. The Bentong Segar mini market will be closed until May 20 while Pekan Dong is closed until further notice.

Devotees set for new normal; SOP for Hindu temples submitted

Pahang

Temple visits could soon be a whole new experience for Hindu devotees nationwide as they embrace the new normal adopted at the house of worship. The Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) last week submitted a set of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to the National Security Council (NSC) to get their views on reopening temples. MHS president Datuk RS Mohan Shan said the SOP prioritised the safety of devotees during their temple visits and was done in accordance with advice from the Health Ministry. He said among the proposals included in the SOP are for devotees to wear face masks, wash their hands or temples to provide hand sanitisers for devotees before entering the premises.

Pahang govt agrees to implement conditional MCO, says MB

Pahang

The Pahang government has agreed to implement the conditional movement control order (MCO) after reviewing, fine-tuning and making modifications to the relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the main concern was enforcement, which would be enhanced by the related agencies, including local authorities. "This is to ensure that public health is maintained when the economy and certain public sectors are reopened as stipulated under the conditional MCO," he said in a statement on Friday (May 8).

MB: Pahang needs to fine-tune CMCO, decision on Friday

Pahang

The Pahang government needs to fine-tune the conditional movement control order (CMCO) which is due to start tomorrow, to suit the state’s situation. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail in a statement said the decision on the implementation of the CMCO in Pahang would be finalised at a weekly meeting of the state Security Working Committee on May 8. “Until the decision (regarding the implementation of the CMCO) is made, all regulations made under the movement control order (MCO) will remain.

Public markets in state to open until 2pm during MCO

Pahang

The Pahang government allows public markets in the state to operate until 2pm with immediate effect, compared to 12 noon as stipulated after the implementation of the movement control order (MCO). Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the decision was made in the interest of all market traders after taking into account their complaints, especially butchers who faced time constraints when they only had five hours to sell meat, when the market started operating at 7am.

Non-Muslim eateries in Pahang now allowed to operate from 7am-7pm

Pahang

The Pahang state government has decided to allow non-Muslim eateries to operate from 7am to 7pm while under the movement control order (MCO) during the Ramadan month. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the decision was made in response to complaints, especially from non-Muslim food traders, on the 12pm-7pm opening hours set by some local authorities.

MPK's latest restriction order on eateries criticised

Pahang

The Kuantan Municipal Council's (MPK) latest restriction order on most eateries here for the Ramadan month has brought on another round of gripes from operators and consumers. In a notice dated April 23, MPK said food premises operating out of shoplots were allowed to conduct sales by takeaway, drive-through or cash on delivery, from noon to 7pm only.

Pahang Regent will not hold buka puasa events, Tarawih prayers with rakyat

Pahang

The Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah will not be breaking fast and performing Tarawih prayers with his subjects during the month of Ramadan this year. Comptroller of the Royal Household for the Sultan of Pahang Datuk Ahmad Khirrizal Ab Rahman said the decision was made in line with the Movement Control Order (MCO) and recommendations to avoid mass gatherings even after the MCO is lifted.

Penor prison disinfected to keep prisoners safe from virus

Pahang

Precautionary measures have been taken at the Penor Prison here, including disinfecting all its building blocks to curb the spread of Covid-19. This was carried out although no case has been recorded among its inmates. Penor Prison director Datuk Abu Hasan Hussain said the safety and health of the inmates had always been the priority of the prison management, with measures taken since the early stage of the outbreak to prevent infection.

Temerloh police help stranded Russian backpacker

Pahang

The police have come to the aid of a Russian backpacker stranded in Temerloh, after pictures of the man asking for help was circulated on social media. Temerloh police chief Asst Comm Mohd Yusri Othman said police found the 42-year-old man from Moscow wandering in front of a supermarket at about 4.30pm on Wednesday (April 15).

Pahang edar 100,000 topeng muka di lokasi panas Covid-19

Pahang

Kerajaan Pahang akan mengagihkan kira-kira 100,000 topeng muka di sembilan kawasan titik panas wabak koronavirus (Covid-19) di daerah ini. Setiausahanya, Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak berkata, agihan topeng muka itu akan dilakukan dalam masa terdekat secara berperingkat.

Pahang college students running out of cash, food supplies

Pahang

The Movement Control Order(MCO) has left a group of private college students in Gambang near here in dire straits. Their college has allegedly turned their backs on them, forcing the eight diploma students to dig deep into their pockets to buy groceries to prepare simple meals. The group, including five female students, aged between 18 and 22 years old, have been relying on instant noodles, packet snacks and canned food, and food provided by some neighbours.

New Covid-19 cluster detected in Kuantan

Pahang

A new Covid-19 cluster has been detected in Kuantan which is responsible for one death and at least 20 infections. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, who disclosed this yesterday, said the index case for the cluster had travelled to Bali and later infected an elder brother who died.

Teacher loses RM93,000 to foreign acquaintance

Pahang

A female teacher paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting a friend claimed to be from Indonesia when she was cheated of RM93,000. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 42-year-old victim claimed that they got acquainted last February through one of her family members.

Pahang rolls out additional MCO aid worth over RM2.1mil

Pahang

Pahang government has announced an additional nine initiatives to assist those affected by the movement control order (MCO). Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic) said 1,500 bags of rice would be given out to local leaders in each of the 14 parliamentary constituencies in the state. "Some 21,000 recipients will benefit, at a cost of RM304,500.

Woman loses RM24,000 to face mask scam

Pahang

A woman claimed she lost RM24,000 in an online purchase for face mask. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 31-year-old woman claimed she made the purchase deal with a man who had advertised the sale of face mask on Whatsapp last March 24.

Pahang is latest state to call off Ramadan bazaars

Pahang

There will be no Ramadan bazaars in Pahang this year as the state government has decided not to allow the activity statewide, says Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail. The Mentri Besar said the decision was an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, which was still afflicting the nation and threatening the health of the people.

Who, me? Kuantan MP calls for tighter scrutiny of BPN after finding out she is eligible

Pahang

After being automatically approved for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN), Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh (pic) calls for tighter scrutiny of the system. Fuziah said she did an online check on her own status following news that MPs, ministers, the wife of a former prime minister, as well as former deputy ministers had been approved for BPN.

12 prisons nationwide help make PPE for healthcare workers

Pahang

Inmates in 12 prisons throughout the country are making personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers managing Covid-19 patients. Deputy Home Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Mohamed Said said all sewing workshops in these prisons were giving priority to making PPEs because of the urgent need for them now.

Covid-19: I3S cubicle installed at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan

Pahang

A doctor’s idea for a cubicle that prevents Covid-19 transmissions during the screening process came into fruition on Sunday (April 5) when it was set up for the first time in front of the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) emergency unit here.