Traditional musical instruments stamp their mark
Pos Malaysia employee Norafieza Satiman showing the new stamps which showcase various traditional musical instruments such as the sitar, sape, sundatang, gambus, biola, tabla and harmonium at Pos Malaysia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The collection is the second edition in the musical instrument series. — Bernama
Musang King durian flavour coffee, anyone?
KUALA LUMPUR: Musang King Durian Coffee produced by Superbest Power was among the exhibitors joining the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) 2018 ending today at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre. Organised by Matrade, Mihas 2018 was held in conjunction with the World Halal Conference 2018 which also ends today. — Bernama
Rabies claims seventh victim in Sarawak
KUCHING: The rabies outbreak in Sarawak has claimed its seventh victim, a 26-year-old man from Taman Sri Makmur at Matang who died on Tuesday.
The latest victim was bitten by a stray dog on Dec 23 last year, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The man did not seek treatment at a clinic but merely obtained medicine from a pharmacy.
“Last month, he suffered muscle pain, numbness and headache and received treatment at a private clinic on March 29 and 30.
“On April 2, his condition worsened and he was given follow-up treatment at a government clinic. He was then referred to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) on the same day,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
He said the victim showed symptoms of hydrophobia, aerophobia, hallucinations and weak limbs before passing away at SGH. A lab test on Thursday confirmed he had rabies.
Since June 30 last year, there have been eight cases of rabies in Sarawak resulting in seven deaths.
So far, 30 areas in Serian, Sri Aman, Kuching, Samarahan and Sarikei divisions have been declared rabies-infected by the Sarawak government.
Cheaper food and groceries to aid the rakyat
Zalina Nordin (left) and Siti Balqis shopping for groceries sold at a lower price in conjunction with the Jimat Belanja Dapur (save on food expenses) programme at AgroBazaar Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia in Jalan Datuk Senu, Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama
Traffic cop killed in the line of duty
PETALING JAYA: A policeman died while on duty after a car crashed into him at the 297.3km mark of the North-South Expressway near Kajang.
In the 2am incident yesterday, the policeman was directing traffic as his colleague was conducting an inspection of a bus on the emergency lane of the highway.
A 21-year-old man lost control of his car and crashed into the policeman, said Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff.
“The policeman died on the spot. The driver was arrested and we have collected blood and urine samples from the driver and have sent them to be tested,” he said.
The policeman’s body was sent to the Serdang hospital for post-mortem.
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