Headscarves for frontliners


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 02 Apr 2020

SOCIAL media celebrity Farah Lee (pic left)) made use of her time during the movement control order (MCO) to design disposable headscarves for women frontliners, Sinar Harian reported.

Farah, whose real name is Nurfarahin Romli, said she started on the project on the second day of the MCO.

As she was still under quarantine after returning from abroad, she did not want to sit idly at home while the frontliners were toiling away.

“I’ve designed a disposable headscarf which can be easily worn by our female frontliners.

“I had discussed the matter online with them and they told me that they need disposable headscarves because there was not enough personal protective equipment and not enough head coverings, ” she said.

> The daily also reported that a syndicate attempted to smuggle RM2.45mil worth of drugs by stuffing them into the bellies of silver catfish (ikan patin).

The drugs, which were to be smuggled overseas, were found by the authorities in an operation at the KL International Airport on March 15.

Central Zone Customs assistant director-general Datuk Zulkurnain Mohamed Yusuf said the operation took place at about 3am following a tip-off.

“After inspecting 28 polystyrene boxes, we found 190 plastic-wrapped parcels which contained white powder, suspected to be ketamine, that were hidden in the bellies of frozen fish, ” he said in a statement.

A 60-year-old Malaysian man has been detained to help with the investigation.

> The Orang Asli ethnic group of Kensiu subsisted on tapioca and bananas instead

of rice during the MCO, Harian Metro reported.

“Our livelihood is affected, ” said Wati Tero, 37, from Kampung Lubok Legong near Baling, Kedah.

He said that they were cut off from other food supplies.

“We are not able to go out to tap rubber or to gather forest products because we are fearful that Covid-19 will spread, so we are forced to just stay at home, ” he said.

He added that his family and their neighbours had to live temporarily near Sungai Siong to avoid forming too large a group with other people at their homes.

“We have built shelters using wood and bamboo so as to be further away from other residents, ” he said.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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