Very few Perak Indians signed up for vaccination


Compiled by XIAO TONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

LESS than 10% of the Indian community in Perak have signed up for Covid-19 vaccination, Makkal Osai reported.

The matter was highlighted by state exco member and Kuala Krau assemblyman Abdul Yunus Jamahri during a visit to the Dewan Kerian Permai vaccination centre in Kerian.

Only 41,879 or about 30% people have signed up for the vaccination out of more than 140,000 eligible recipients in Kerian district which is disappointing, he said.

While the centre has the capability to inoculate 400 recipients per day, they are processing only about 200 people a day, he said.

Even those registered failed to turn up despite being called up by district health officials.

While the recent spike in Covid-19 cases has seen more people willing to get vaccinated, the dismal numbers from the Indian community remains worrying, he said.

> The Hindu community in Ampang is opposing the setting up of a recycling centre in front of the Hindu cemetery there, Makkal Osai reported.

Cemetery action committee chief and MIC Central Working Committee member Sathasivam Kalimuthu said the cemetery in Jalan Kolam Air is the only burial ground available for the community in the Ampang area.

There have been more than 600 internments there since the cemetery was allocated in 1960 and it is still being used and maintained.

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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