Covid-19 remote cure via spells debunked


Compiled by C. ARUNO, JO TIMBUONG and R. ARAVINTHAN

A PRACTITIONER of Islamic medicine has rubbished claims that Covid-19 can be cured through spells chanted over the phone, Harian Metro reported.

Datuk Tuan Asmawi Tuan Umar dismissed the words of a man who claimed he could remotely cure thousands of patients by reciting some spells.

“His claims are unfounded and I’m doubtful that he has cured thousands, ” he said.

Tuan Asmawi was responding to a recent report of a man charging unsuspecting patients RM100, claiming that he could cure Covid-19 just by reciting spells via phone.

The man is said to have duped two foreign workers.



> Singer Mimi Fly is ready to spread her wings and take off once again as she tries to cope with emotional trauma following her recent divorce.

The 35-year-old former One Nation Emcees member told Kosmo! that she had learnt to be grateful for what she has after exploring Kuala Lumpur city on New Year’s Eve.

“I saw how others faced even tougher challenges and that made me realise I have a lot to be grateful for and I have learnt to be kinder to myself, ” she said.

Mimi has also turned to songwriting in her journey to rediscover herself and plans to put out new materials soon.



> Durian stalls in Jelebu are almost empty as the movement control order has prevented lovers of the king of fruits from enjoying it.

Durian trader Khairul Anuar Zainal Azman said he had no choice but to sell a bulk of the fruit to middlemen to move the off-season produce, Utusan Malaysia reported.

“The stalls are very quiet now as customers practise the new normal and bring the fruits to be enjoyed at home, ” he said.



The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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