November 25, 2020 9:58 AM
PETALING JAYA: Newly-wed ‘Nellie’ jumped from the balcony of her first floor flat at 3.30am to escape her abusive husband, one week into their marriage.

The 21-year-old emotionally and physically battered bride required surgery, having suffered multiple fractures on four toes in the fall.

She was forced by her family into an arranged marriage on March 14, four days before the movement control order (MCO) was enforced in Malaysia because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

On the first day of the MCO, her husband began beating her. He threatened to hunt ‘Nellie’ and kill her if she tried to flee.

‘Nellie’ was recently discharged from the hospital and is at a Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) shelter where she is being assisted with case management.

The story of ‘Nellie’ paints a bleak picture of life for women for whom the lockdown of fear and abuse has intensified.

The Covid-19 crisis seems to have brought out the worst of human behaviour with reports of violent offences lighting up helplines.

A job seeker was duped of RM22,000 by a scam after applying for a job. - NSTP/File picSeptember 30, 2020 @ 12:41pm
KUANTAN: All a 26-year-old insurance agent wanted was to apply for a job posted on Facebook but instead he received a strange request to provide his bank account details.

Unperturbed by the demand, the man obliged and the move proved costly as he ended up losing RM22,000 of his savings.

In the incident on Sept 17, the victim noticed a job vacancy post on Facebook and sent a message to a number written on the advertisement to gather details about the job.

Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said after some time, the victim received a text message requesting a copy of his MyKad and bank account details.


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Dr Noor Hisham advised against scanning hands and wrists for accurate body temperature readings.29 Sep 2020, 06:06 PM
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is again advising the public not to use their hands or any body part other than the forehead to scan their temperatures

According to Harian Metro, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the ministry discouraged people from recording their body temperatures by pointing the 'temperature gun' at the wrist, which he noted many have been doing lately.

He stressed that the most accurate body temperature readings are obtained from scanning the forehead

"The temperature reading from body parts other than the forehead is doubtful, so in relation to that, the public is advised to stop using their hands or other body parts," he explained.

According to Seattle Children's Hospital, a person's clinical body temperature is normally measured at the forehead, ears, mouth, armpit, or rectum.

Rectal temperatures are the most accurate but are the most invasive, which is why doctors opt for next best screening area - the temporal artery in the forehead.

scam alert websiteIsnin, 27 Julai 2020 | 4:19pm
PETALING JAYA: Seorang pesara guru wanita berusia 71 tahun, kerugian RM1.07 juta selepas dipercayai menjadi mangsa penipuan sindiket Macau Scam.

Mangsa mula menjadi sasaran selepas menerima satu panggilan daripada individu mendakwa petugas 'Pos Laju Malaysia' memaklumkan ada satu bungkusan dihantar dari Kepong ke Sabah mengandungi kad pengenalan atas nama mangsa, pada 25 Mei lalu.

Panggilan itu kemudian disambungkan pula kepada seorang lelaki lain mendakwa sebagai anggota polis berpangkat sarjan bernama 'Chong Sin Hadari'.

Ketua Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya, Asisten Komisioner Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal, berkata suspek mendakwa bertugas di Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial, Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Sabah.

"Mangsa diberitahu dia terbabit dengan sindiket kegiatan pengubahan wang haram dan butiran peribadinya kononnya digunakan seorang lelaki yang juga bekas pengurus bank yang sudah pun ditangkap.