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Bernama News in Brief: June 3

Jun 4, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) — The following is a compilation of Bernama’s news in brief today:

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) meter reading activities will operate as usual throughout the total lockdown period while the power cut exercise will be suspended until June 30.

TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Baharin Din said the Easy Payment Plan will be extended until Dec 31 to facilitate domestic users in managing electricity bill payment.

“Kedai Tenaga is still operating too, however in a shorter time. Customers are highly encouraged to use online transactions, such as myTNB portal and application,” he said in a statement.

This year’s Keadilan Women’s Congress will be held virtually for the first time following the enforcement of the total lockdown, said 15th Keadilan Women’s Congress director Rodziah Ismail.

She said the party’s Central Women Leadership Council will manage 656 representatives, observers and special guests nationwide during the one-day event tomorrow.

“Every state member has been directly guided to ensure the online attendance is at its maximum level as possible,” she said in a statement.

Acting Gerakan Youth chief Wong Chia Zhen suggested that vaccine supplies be distributed to private clinics nationwide to expedite the vaccination process.

According to Wong many people want to get vaccinated but still awaiting their turns.

“This can solve the problem of people not turning up for their vaccine appointment due to logistic problem as well as limited vaccination centres,” he said in a statement.

The Malaysian Pharmacists Society (MPS) has urged the government to provide a blanket approval to all health care professionals and their workforce from the private sector during the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0.

Its president Amrahi Buang said MPS has received numerous complaints from pharmacists and its area committees on the recent requirement of applying the COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for the community pharmacy workforce to travel to work.

“To confuse matters further, PDRM (Royal Malaysia Police) has now said they will accept letters from any ministry. However, this does not solve the issue of how to obtain the said documents as the Ministry of Health is not issuing any letters for community pharmacists,” he said in a statement.

Fifty specialist doctors will join the Humanitarian Mission 4 Gaza (HM4G) scheduled to begin in three weeks.

UMNO Welfare Bureau chairman and mission head Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the 14-day mission will focus on medical and food supplies assistance as well as infrastructure reconstruction, including a COVID-19 screening laboratory that was destroyed by the Zionist regime.

On food and medicines supplies, the items will be purchased in Cairo, Egypt and Gaza, before distributing them to the local non-governmental organisations (NGO).

He assured that all HM4G volunteers will adhere to set standard operating procedures.

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) is listed among the best Asian universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 202, that was announced yesterday.

UTeM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Raha Abdul Rahim said the achievement was in recognition of the role and efforts of UTeM to developing and strengthening the quality of human capital education in the country and globally, especially in the Asian region.

The university is among 15 local universities qualified for the international university rankings and making its debut in the 401+ band.

— BERNAMA