Fined RM1,500 for not wearing mask at durian stall


Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

THREE people were slapped with a RM1,500 compound each for entering a durian stall in Bentong, Pahang, without scanning their MySejahtera app, reported China Press.

Several Health Department officers conducted a spot check at a durian stall and issued three RM1,500 compounds, including to a worker at the stall who did not check in through his MySejahtera app.

The offenders were penalised under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and they are required to pay the penalty before Sept 8 or face a charge in court.

On Aug 14, a worker at a stall in Karak was given a RM1,500 compound for taking down his mask to smoke. It is learnt that many factories producing durian products were ordered to shut down after several Covid-19 clusters were found there.

> An 87-year-old man in Iran has not bathed for 67 years and was named the world’s dirtiest man by Guinness World Record, reported Oriental Daily.

The man, who lives alone in the desert, has not taken a bath since he was 20 years old due to a sad reason. His body was covered with a thick layer of dust and dirt as if he was wearing an armour.

Although his body is dirty, he pays attention to his external appearance as he regularly trims his hair and beard.

The man said that he didn’t bathe so that he could retain the smell of his late wife.

He said when he was young, he fell in love with a woman whom he later married.

Just as the two were living a happy life, his wife died from a virus, which brought him great pain.

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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