Drive through Covid-19 test in Nilai


RESULTS WITHIN 48 HOURS FROM DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TEST ALLOWS QUICK MEDICAL ACTION     Negeri Sembilan, 1 April 2020 – Effective April 1, 2020, Nilai Medical Centre (Nilai Medical) will provide drive-thru Covid-19 testing with results ready within 48 hours. This shorter processing time will give peace of mind to those testing negative while immediate medical action can be taken for positive cases. Nilai Medical’s ‘time-sensitive’ initiative is aimed at supporting the Ministry of Health’s efforts to scale up detection, isolation and treatment; all with the aim to flatten the curve and eliminate the virus.   According to Jasmine Lau, … Continued

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Six private hospitals in Negeri Sembilan restrict visitors access

  March 21, 2020 – Six (6) private hospitals in Negeri Sembilan have today issued a joint statement restricting visitor access to the hospitals in support of the government’s Movement Control Order (MCO) to battle the spread of COVID-19. The hospitals are Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban, KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital, Mawar Medical Centre, Nilai Medical Centre, NSCMH Medical Centre and Salam Senawang Specialist Hospital. The Management of these six (6) private hospitals understand that this restriction may cause inconvenience to both visitors and patients. However, the decision was carefully taken after reviewing the current mitigation phase which calls for each … Continued

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11 March 2020 – A total of 20 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) at the Ministry of Health (MOH) today. The close contacts of these additional cases are being identified, and contact tracing activities plus investigations are still ongoing to identify the source of infection.   149 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia With these additional 20 cases, cumulatively there are now 149 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. Of these: • 22 cases amongst Patients Under Investigation (PUI); • 124 cases amongst close contacts; • One (1) case from the severe … Continued

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INCLUSIVE MOTION – Making transportation accessible and inclusive.

  Technology has made people more connected but still we find people who often feel left out, who often feel that there is something which they are deprived off. The world has tremendous and great innovation ideas each and every day of the year catering to the needs of people but still we see that at times people who are challenged with mobility often feel left out. But still where there is light hope finds a way indeed. Let us introduce a  new innovative concept which has been circulating all around Malaysia, “Inclusive Motion”. So, if you are wondering what … Continued

photo of (L-R): H.E. Narong Sasitorn, Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia; H.E. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Former Minister of Transport Thailand; YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Chairman, Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) and Member of Parliament for P30 Jeli; and Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute and President, ASEAN Business Club.


Malaysia and Thailand to lead the way in pursuit of an integrated ASEAN through facilitating greater connectivity between both economies, catalysing greater regionalism within the bloc KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Former ministers from Malaysia and Thailand believe that ASEAN’s third- and second-largest economies in ASEAN respectively, can lead the way in pushing for an integrated region encompassing infrastructure, trade and investments, and people. This can be facilitated through better connectivity between both economies, catalysing greater regionalism within the bloc itself. This was the call made during the ASEAN Roundtable Series organised by the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) in … Continued

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‘This is a time for facts, not fear,’ says WHO chief as COVID-19 virus spreads

  The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.” As the number of coronavirus cases reportedly passed 60,000, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told foreign policy and security experts gathered for the Munich Security Conference that the UN agency was encouraged that there has not yet been widespread community transmission of the virus, now named COVID-19, outside of China. WHO was also encouraged that “the global research community … Continued

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A digital illustration of the coronavirus shows the crown-like appearance of the virus.

Coronavirus emergency: here’s what we know so far

A new strain of coronavirus (officially named COVID-19), which has caused respiratory diseases in China, and spread to 24 other countries, has been declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO). Here are some basic facts you need to know about the virus. Hundreds have now died from the COVID-19 virus, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. Tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed in China, and experts say they expect the numbers to rise further. Although the vast majority of cases have been in China, … Continued

orld record-breaking Long Jump Malaysian gold medalist Abdul Latif Romly

The year ahead in Disability Sports

By Selina Khoo and Payam Ansari 2020 is going to be an exciting year for disability sport with two multi-sport and multi-disability competitions scheduled. The first is the ASEAN Para Games in Manila, New Clark City, and Subic Bay in the Philippines from 20 to 28 March. And of course the Paralympic Games in Tokyo from 25 August to 6 September. Mark the dates in your calendar!   Malaysia first took part in the Paralympic Games in 1972 in Heidelberg, Germany and won a medal (bronze medal in powerlifting by Mariappan Perumal) in the second outing at the 1988 Seoul … Continued

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Inclusive sports at the University of Malaya

  by Selina Khoo & Yuhanis Adnan   According to the 2018 Higher Education Statistics by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, there were 1,874 students with disabilities enrolled in the 20 public universities. The University of Malaya (UM) has approximately 80 students with disabilities enrolled in various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The university has several initiatives in place to become in inclusive university, including an Inclusive University Policy which was established in 2014. The policy has the following four objectives: *Protect the rights of students with disabilities so they can gain access to learning as well as life on campus … Continued