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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Lif hospital rosak, pesakit dipindah guna tangga, kata exco Melaka


angkap layar video tular menunjukkan pesakit dipindahkan menggunakan tangga dalam kejadian yang dipercayai berlaku di Hospital Melaka.

MELAKA: Video tular yang memaparkan proses pemindahan pesakit menggunakan tangga di Hospital Melaka, berlaku ekoran berlaku kerosakan luar jangka lif di Blok F hospital berkenaan, semalam.

Exco Kesihatan, Sumber Manusia dan Perpaduan Ngwe Hee Sem berkata kerosakan lif berkenaan, menyebabkan akses ke beberapa wad di hospital berkenaan terhad, namun pemindahan pesakit ke wad lain perlu dilakukan.

“Video tular berkenaan memaparkan proses memindahkan pesakit yang berada di wad aras empat ke aras tiga dengan menggunakan tangga, kerana berlaku situasi luar jangka gangguan perkhidmatan lif di Blok F Hospital Melaka.

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“Proses pemindahan pesakit melalui tangga perlu dilaksanakan atas faktor kepentingan dan kelangsungan rawatan pesakit kritikal,” katanya dalam kenyataan.

Beliau berkata proses pemindahan pesakit berkenaan, dilakukan dengan pemantauan rapi daripada pihak perawat serta pengurusan wad, dan pesakit itu telah dipindahkan dengan selamat tanpa sebarang komplikasi.

Justeru katanya, semua pihak dipohon untuk tidak membuat spekulasi tidak berasas kerana ia boleh menimbulkan situasi panik, dalam kalangan pesakit.

Dalam pada itu, Ngwe berkata Hospital Melaka sedang melaksanakan kerja-kerja menaik taraf lif di beberapa blok hospital berkenaan dan sepanjang tempoh itu, jumlah lif yang beroperasi telah dikurangkan bagi memberi laluan kepada kerja-kerja penggantian lif baharu.

Beliau berkata kerja-kerja menaik taraf lif berkenaan terbahagi pada dua fasa iaitu antara Oktober 2022 hingga Julai depan bagi fasa satu, manakala fasa dua akan bermula pada Julai depan hingga Disember.

Sehingga semalam katanya, sebanyak dua lif yang rosak telah dibaiki dan berfungsi dengan pemantauan daripada pihak Hospital Melaka.

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Semalam, tular di media sosial video berdurasi 1 minit 32 saat, merekodkan seorang pesakit diusung turun menggunakan tangga, dipercayai berlaku di Hospital Melaka. - FMT

PM calls on states to upgrade food courts and stalls


Anwar Ibrahim visiting a stall at D’Anjung Selera Madani, Jalan Jujur, Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, today. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has called on state governments to have a clear policy in place to upgrade and maintain food courts and stalls across the country.

He said he had already held discussions with the local government development ministry as well as the menteris besar and chief ministers of each state to draw up plans to “beautify” these areas to support lower income groups which rely heavily on them for income and food.

These efforts to upgrade basic infrastructure were crucial in improving the lives of the people, he said.

“I hope that in the next few months, we will see state governments and municipal councils come out with their own plans to develop these facilities throughout the country,” Bernama quoted him as saying today.

He also thanked Kuala Lumpur City Hall for its work in rebuilding hawker centres around the city. - FMT

Zambry: Recognition by France refutes attempts to challenge Malaysia's sovereignty

 Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said he welcomed the statement made by his French counterpart on the country’s official position to fully support Malaysia’s sovereignty. - NSTP/ AZIAH AZMEE

PUTRAJAYA: The recognition by France of Malaysia's position within its internationally-recognised border will deny any attempts by quarters wanting to challenge the sovereignty of the country.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said he welcomed the statement made by his French counterpart on the country's official position to fully support Malaysia's sovereignty.

"I welcome the verbal and written statement made by the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France regarding the official position of the French Government, which fully supports Malaysia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders.

"This further refutes the attempts of any parties who challenge and deny the sovereignty of Malaysia," Zambry said in a statement today.

The French Foreign Ministry, in a statement published on its website earlier today, said its minister, Catherine Colonna, "recalled that France recognises the full sovereignty of Malaysia within its internationally recognised borders", during a bilateral meeting with Zambry in Paris.

Zambry had made a two-day visit to France from June 1 to 2, which was also his maiden working trip to the country since becoming Foreign Minister in December last year.

He said during the bilateral meeting held on June 2, both ministers also took stock of the progress of existing bilateral cooperation and explored more comprehensive and new potential collaboration."We agreed that bilateral interaction and cooperation in various sectors, such as education, defence, trade, investment, and health, should continue to be enhanced," he said.

He added that both he and Colonna also discussed efforts to address regional and international issues of mutual interest, particularly France's commitment in deepening its development partnership with ASEAN and the worrying situation in Myanmar.

."We are also supportive of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region where trade and commerce could prosper," he said. - BERNAMA

Plan affordable housing townships with sustainable ecosystem - group


The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) has proposed that the government plan new townships primarily for social and affordable housing rental.

In a statement today, the association said the new townships should be of adequate size to create a sustainable ecosystem that would attract industries, commercial activities, and generate employment for the residents.

“Planned with public transportation connectivity and community services, residents of these new towns are also able to seek employment farther afield,” it said.

ACCCIM made the proposal following Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s recent call to review the current affordable housing policy.

It said the review has been long overdue as the delivery of affordable housing has caused free-market and middle-income housing to become unaffordable.

“If this situation is not addressed, both affordable housing and free-market housing construction will be stymied, leading to housing delivery falling below population growth and aggravating the shortages.

“This would steer higher escalation of house prices and also the shortage of rental housing and exorbitant rentals leading to the homeless situation in many supposedly developed countries and global cities,” it said.

ACCCIM said the current practice of allowing such highly subsidised houses to be sold for a windfall profit would create an insatiable appetite for these highly subsidised houses.

This would lead to the exploitation and profiteering of charity, the association said.

It added that the notion that property developers bear the subsidy is incorrect as this was passed through in the pricing of the free-market middle-income houses.

“The most unfair and inequitable outcome is that the middle-income house buyers are the ones carrying the subsidy in the unnecessary higher middle-income houses prices.

“Middle-income house prices have breached the affordability levels, and many in this stratum are not able to own their dream homes,” it said.


Selangor polls: Harapan offers 10 seats, BN wants 17 - sources

Selangor Pakatan Harapan is still negotiating with its allies from BN following the latter’s request for additional seats in the upcoming state election.

Sources from both coalitions told Malaysiakini separately that Harapan initially offered BN to contest 10 seats, but the latter responded with a request for seven more seats.

“After several rounds of negotiations, Harapan offered 10 seats, including four won by Umno in the 14th general election,” said a Harapan source.

Aside from the four Umno-held seats, Malaysiakini understands Harapan has offered BN six more seats won by Perikatan Nasional (PN) through Bersatu and PAS.

The offer, however, raised dissatisfaction in BN, according to sources from the coalition.

“We see the 10 seats as a very small number. If possible, we have targeted 17 seats, including for MCA and MIC.

“The additional requests for seven seats include Sungai KandisKuala Kubu BharuDengkil, and Sentosa.

“MCA is targeting Kuala Kubu Bharu, now held by the DAP. Meanwhile, MIC is eyeing either Sentosa or Dengkil,” said an Umno source.

Previously, it was speculated that Investments, Trade, and Industries Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz will be fielded in Sungai Kandis, now held by PKR’s Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni who defeated an Umno candidate during a by-election held shortly after GE14.

Malaysiakini has contacted Selangor BN chief Megat Zulkarnain Omardin and the Selangor menteri besar’s office for comments.

In GE14, Pakatan Harapan - then comprising PKR, DAP, Amanah, and Bersatu - won 52 out of 56 Selangor state seats and retained the state government.

Umno led the state opposition at the time with three seats, with PAS’ sole representative from Sijangkang.

Then, the 2020 Sheraton Move saw Bersatu’s departure from Harapan as the party took over Putrajaya.

However, Bersatu then lost three of its six Selangor assemblypersons who left the party to join Pejuang.

It also gained two assemblypersons who were from PKR - Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyperson Mohamed Azmin Ali and Gombak Setia assemblyperson Muhammad Hilman Idham.

PKR also lost two state representatives - Sementa assemblyperson Daroyah Alwi and Lembah Jaya assemblyperson Haniza Mohamed Talha - who joined Parti Bangsa Malaysia.

‘Changes to status quo’

Meanwhile, a high-ranking Umno source hinted at possible changes to the “status quo” where all parties will stand in seats they had won.

“I believe Harapan cannot be too stringent with the policy that the party that won the state seat in GE14 will be defending the seat at the polls.

“This may cause difficulties for the coalition, particularly for PKR and Amanah if the Malacca and Johor state elections are called before GE16,” said the source.

“This is because PKR failed to win any seats in the Malacca polls and only one seat in Johor. So the policy that the ‘winner keeps the seat’ can’t be used in the two states.

“Maybe there are different negotiations at the state level. But decisions by the top leaders of Harapan and BN are final.

“We hope there will be seats won by Harapan that will be allocated for BN in the Selangor polls,” said the source. - Mkini