Kenyataan Akhbar KPK: Peningkatan Kes Demam Kepialu di WP KL

Posted on October 19, 2015

KENYATAAN AKHBAR

KETUA PENGARAH KESIHATAN MALAYSIA 

PENINGKATAN KES DEMAM KEPIALU DI WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR

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Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia ingin memaklumkan sejak minggu pertama bulan Ogos 2015, Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JKWPKL) telah menerima notifikasi sebanyak tujuh (7) kes demam kepialu. Mereka merupakan buruh binaan yang tinggal di Cheras dan bekerja berdekatan pusat bandar. Seramai 2 daripada 10 kontak yang diperiksa juga didapati positif ujian dan mereka telah diberikan rawatan.

Semenjak itu, beberapa kes lagi telah dinotifikasikan dari beberapa buah hospital kerajaan dan swasta di Kuala Lumpur. Sehingga 18 Oktober 2015, jumlah kes terkumpul adalah sebanyak 32 kes. Daerah Titiwangsa mencatat bilangan kes tertinggi iaitu 16 kes, diikuti Kepong (8), Lembah Pantai (4) dan Cheras (4). Namun begitu tiada kematian dilaporkan.

Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JKWPKL) sedang menjalankan penyiasatan epidemiologi di lapangan bagi mengetahui punca jangkitan yang menyebabkan kejadian demam kepialu berlaku. Hasil siasatan di lapangan masih belum dapat merumuskan punca jangkitan serta jenis makanan yang dimakan kerana tiada persamaan di antara kes-kes tersebut.

Bilik gerakan telah dibuka bagi menyelaras aktiviti penyiasatan dan kawalan. Sejumlah 37 orang kontak terdiri dari ahli keluarga, rakan sekerja dan pengendali makanan telah disaring dan 24 buah premis makanan diperiksa. Sejumlah 79 sampel najis dan 4 sampel bekalan air minum diambil bagi mengesan kehadiran bakteria ini. Setakat ini belum ada sampel yang dilaporkan positif Salmonella typhii. Pemeriksaan juga dijalankan di kilang-kilang pembekal ais. Di samping itu, aktiviti pemantauan dan kawalan melibatkan sistem pembekalan air telah dijalankan bagi memastikan kualiti bekalan air di WPKL bagi memastikan kualiti bekalan air di WPKL baik.

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Tifoid atau demam kepialu adalah penyakit yang disebabkan oleh bakteriaSalmonella typhii yang mencemari makanan atau minuman. Seseorang yang dijangkiti akan mengalami gejala di antara satu (1) hingga 3 minggu selepas mengambil makanan atau minuman tercemar. Gejala utama adalah keletihan, demam, sakit perut, sembelit dan sakit kepala. Pesakit juga boleh mengalami cirit-birit dan muntah. Jika tidak dirawat, gejala tersebut boleh berterusan sehingga beberapa minggu dan menyebabkan komplikasi seperti perdarahan dan kebocoran saluran penghadaman, keradangan otak, psikosis dan sebagainya. Mereka juga boleh menjadi pembawa bakteria ini tanpa menunjukkan sebarang gejala. Pembawa boleh menyebarkan bakteria melalui pengendalian makanan atau minuman.

Demam kepialu masih berlaku di beberapa kawasan di Malaysia yang mempunyai liputan bekalan air minum terawat dan penggunaan tandas sanitari yang rendah serta kebersihan persekitaran dan personal yang terabai. Jangkitan juga disumbang oleh pengendalian makanan yang tidak mengikut tatacara yang selamat dan sihat. Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur merupakan negeri yang sentiasa mencatat kejadian penyakit demam kepialu yang rendah setiap tahun. Kejadian demam kepialu bukanlah keadaan luar biasa di WPKL, dengan bilangan kes semenjak 5 tahun yang lalu adalah di antara tujuh (7) hingga 35 kes setahun.

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Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia ingin mengingatkan orang ramai supaya sentiasa memberikan perhatian tinggi terhadap tahap kebersihan makanan dan minuman yang diambil bagi mengelakkan jangkitan. Pilih kedai atau gerai makan yang bersih, termasuk juga pekerja-pekerja khususnya pengendali makanan yang bersih. Makanan yang panas dan baru dimasak perlu dijadikan pilihan utama. Kebersihan diri (personal hygiene) juga perlu diutamakan khususnya membasuh tangan sebelum makan, selepas makan dan selepas ke tandas. Dapatkan rawatan awal jika mengalami sebarang gejala demam kepialu bagi mengelakkan komplikasi.

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia juga sedang berusaha keras menjalankan langkah-langkah pencegahan dan kawalan bagi mencegah penularan jangkitan penyakit ini. Sebarang perkembangan akan dimaklumkan dari masa ke semasa.

Sekian dan terima kasih.

 

DATUK DR. NOOR HISHAM BIN ABDULLAH

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia

19 Oktober 2015

Photos: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London announced their winners.

Dan Gutoski from Canada was the overall winner for capturing a photo of a red fox eating an Arctic fox.

Here are nine of the winners’ submissions:

Ucapan Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad, Tokoh Maal Hijrah 1437

Below is the speech by the Tokoh Maal Hijrah 1437, former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad.

Hijrah bukan berkenaan perjalanan. Setiap hari beribu orang berjalan dengan berbagai jenis kenderaan dari Mekah ke Madinah. Tidak ada sesiapa yang memperingatinya. Hijrah bukan hanya berkenaan perpindahan. Manusia berpindah dari Mekah ke Madinah sepanjang zaman. Tidak ada sesiapa yang memperingatinya.
Apakah yang membezakan hijrah Rasul Allah s.a.w. dan sahabat-sahabatnya dari Mekah ke Madinah 1437 tahun dahulu sehingga menyebabkan Khalifah Umar Ibn Al-Khattab menjadikannya permulaan tahun pertama Hijrah yang diperingati setiap tahun sehingga ke hari ini?
Yang membezakannya ialah, ia adalah perpindahan satu kumpulan kaum Mislimin yang berada di ambang kemusnahan untuk bersatu dengan satu lagi kumpulan kaum Muslimin untuk sama-sama menangkis serangan-serangan musuh dan mempertahankan agama Islam. Mereka bukan sahaja berjaya berbuat demikian, tetapi berjaya pula menubuhkan sebuah negara yang menjadi nukleus perkembangan agama dan tamadun Islam ke seluruh dunia hingga ke hari ini. Itulah perbezaannya.
Hijrah berlaku hanya sekali. Ceritanya juga sama. Mengulangi ceritanya setiap tahun mungkin membosankan. Tetapi, ada satu perkara yang senentiasa segar berbangkit daripada peristiwa itu. Ianya ialah pengajaran yang boleh diambil daripadanya. Itulah sebabnya mengapa majlis ini diadakan. Jika tidak ia tidak lebih daripada mendengar cerita penglipur lara.
Sama seperti umat Islam di Mekah 1437 tahun dahulu, hari ini, umat Islam di Malaysia berada dalam satu keadaan yang sangat membimbangkan. Ia bukan kerana bilangan mereka kecil, tetapi kerana mereka berpecahbelah menyebabkan kedudukan mereka lemah. Ini adalah reality yang kita mesti sedari. Tidakkah patut kita mengambil pengajaran daripada hijrah yang kita peringati hari ini?
Saya percaya bahawa ada sebabnya mengapa Allah s.w.t. membolehkan saya bercakap semula walaupun setelah kehilangan suara sebanyak dua kali. Saya percaya bahawa ada sebabnya mengapa Allah s.w.t. memberi peluang kepada saya untuk berucap di perhimpunan ini dan ke seluruh negara pada hari ini. Maka, sebagai tanda syukur, saya akan memanfaatkannya, walaupun hanya dengan sebelah pita suara sahaja yang berfungsi.
Maka, dengan ini, saya menyeru kepada pemimpin-pemimpin kumpulan-kumpulan umat Islam yang terbesar di Malaysia, tidak kira sama ada mereka berada dalam kerajaan, pembangkang atau NGO, supaya mengikuti contoh yang dilakukan oleh Rasul Allah s.a.w. dan sahabat-sahabatnya 1437 tahun dahulu itu dan melakukan satu “hijrah” untuk menyatupadukan semula umat Islam di negara ini dengan tujuan untuk mengelak malapetaka yang mungkin berlaku kepada agama dan umat Islam di negara ini. Untuk itu, mereka hendaklah menumpukan perhatian kepada isu yang lebih besar yang mengancam umat daripada kepentingan semasa diri dan kumpulan dan mencari jalan untuk bergabung atau sekurang-kurangnya berkerjasama.
Semua umat Islam di Malaysia, tidak kira pemimpin atau yang dipimpin, juga hendaklah menumpukan perhatian kepada persamaan yang ada pada mereka, bukan kepada perbezaan atau salah yang sengaja dicari-cari atau diada-adakan. Mereka hendaklah menumpukan fikiran dan tenaga untuk memperkuatkan dan memajukan umat.
Kita bukan hendak mengambil hak orang lain. Kita hanya mempertahankan hak kita seperti yang telah dipersetujui dan termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Pada masa yang sama, semua rakyat Malaysia, tidak kira apa keturunan dan agamanya, hendaklah menghormati hak kumpulan lain yang termaktub dalam Perlembagaan dan bersama-sama membina nagara kita atas asas yang sedia ada seperti mana yang kita telah lakukan semenjak Merdeka. Malaysia mempunyai cukup untuk semua, melainkan yang tamak. Mengganggu kedudukan itu adalah menempah bencana. Akibatnya, semua pihak akan rugi.
Bagi umat Islam, dalam keadaan dunia Islam yang mengecewakan hari ini, kita sepatutnya memandang kehadapan dan mengambil inisiatif untuk menerajui kepimpinan umat Islam sejagat. Kita tidak sepatutnya merasa malu untuk berfikir demikian. Sebenarnya, Malaysia telah pun berada di hadapan dalam banyak perkara. Malaysia adalah contoh sebuah negara Islam moden, demokratik, wasatiyyah, aman, tenteram dan maju dalam segala bidang termasuk pentadbiran, ekonomi, pelajaran, kesihatan dan lain-lain, di zaman ini. Malaysia berada di hadapan dalam pencapaian maqasid al-syari’ah. Malaysia berada di hadapan dalam kewangan Islam, industry halal dan lain-lain lagi. Kita hanya perlu jatidiri dan melebihkan pencapaian kita.
Tetapi, untuk itu, umat Islam di Malaysia perlulah bersatu dan disatukan. Sesungguhnya, tidak ada sebab yang munasabah mengapa kita patut berpecahbelah. Tuhan kita satu. Agama kita satu. Tujuan kita sama. Perbezaan pendapat dalam melaksanakan sesuatu perkara berlaku di mana-mana. Ia tidak patut dibesar-besarkan sehingga menjadi alasan berpecahbelah. Perpecahan hanya merugikan umat. Dalam keadaan yang kita hadapi sekarang, kita sepatutnya menumpukan perhatian kepada menyelamatkan kedudukan umat Islam dan agama Islam di negara ini, bukan kepada pelaksanaan sesuatu perkara tertentu. Jika kedudukan kita menjadi lemah, harapan untuk melaksanakan perkara yang sama itu juga akan hancur. Nampaknya, perselisihan pendapat yang ada sekarang hanyalah mengenai pelaksanaan satu perkara. Jika semua pihak jujur dan rasional, mengutamakan apa yang patut diutamakan, saya percaya perselisihan pendapat itu akan dapat diatasi tanpa mengetepikan sesuatu, sebaliknya hanya dengan mengutamakan apa yang patut diutamakan berdasarkan keadaan yang kita hadapi hari ini.
Sekian. Terima kasih.
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The Moon, A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

A big, shinning ball,
High up in the sky,
Seen by all,
Like a crystal ball.

High up in the sky,
Shinning in the night,
As it passes by,
Lighting up the sky.

Shinning in the night,
For you and me,
Its ray, so bright,
The beauty of moonlight.

MMO Did Not Apologise For Boo Su Lyn’s Seditious Article

Malay Mail Online (MMO) columnist, Boo Su Lyn wrote a seditious article, “Abolish Federal Constitution’s Article 11(4)” last Friday, October 2, 2015. (Please click here for the article)

Anyway on October 7, MMO retracted the seditious article and wrote that it apologises “to anyone who may have been offended by it”.

It is very interesting to see that MMO retracted the article a day after the ruling by the Federal Court on the case of Azmi Sharom challenging the constitutionality of the Sedition Act.

Any way MMO is defending the writer:

“The writer wishes to point out that she is aware of the sensitivities in Malaysia regarding the topic of religion. She has no intention of insulting Islam.”

I do not understand how could MMO wrote that the writer has no intention of insulting Islam.

In the article which was deleted by MMO on October 7, not only did the writer insult Islam but she took the liberty to interpret the Islamic law in her own way when she is not even a Muslim.

“In Ezra Zaid’s case, Muslims, like other Malaysians, may have freedom of expression, but there are a string of state laws, as empowered by Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution, that do not allow Muslims to publish books that are deemed unIslamic.” – MMO.

By saying that “there are a string of state laws, as empowered by Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution, that do not allow Muslims to publish books that are deemed unIslamic”, she is questioning the decision made by MAIWP and JAIS as the religious authorities that Irshad Manji’s Allah, Liberty and Love is contrary to the Islamic law.

The writer also wrote:

“Who decides whether a particular book is “unIslamic”? That would be the state religious departments.” – MMO.

What right has a person of another religion to question and interfere in matters regarding Islam, the religion of the Federation?

Of course, it must be the Islamic religious departments that decide on matters regarding Islam and not a person of another religion like the writer.

Boo Su Lyn also wrote that:

“It’s unclear if the Selangor Islamic Religious Department or the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (in Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz’s case involving the same book), had actually read Allah, Liberty and Love, or if the religious authorities merely opposed the book simply because the Canadian author Manji is a lesbian.”- MMO.

What a malicious statement!

Is Boo Su Lyn saying that she understands Islam better than MAIWP and JAIS and that the Islamic authorities are unprofessional in doing their duties?

Furthermore, is the writer trying to violate the Article 11(3)(a) of the Federal Constitution by interfering into the rights of the Muslim authorities to manage its own religious affairs?

Article 11(3)(a) states:

Every religious group has the right— to manage its own religious affairs

In its Apology and Retraction article, MMO did not even mention that Boo Su Lyn made a public statement against Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act which restricts anyone to question the four sensitive issues of the Federal Constitution.

Boo Su Lyn wrote that Article 10(4) that prohibits a person from questioning Part III (citizenship), Article 152 (national language), Article 153 (special position of the Malays and of Sabah and Sarawak natives) and Article 181 (rulers’ sovereignty) should also be abolished so that there can be public discussion on what she wrote as “these so-called “sensitive” issues.”

Article 10(4) is protected by Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act:

“A “seditious tendency” is a tendency— to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of Part III of the Federal Constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution.”

She even questions Article 153 that against Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act by writing:

“It also allows state-sanctioned discrimination against minority groups, with no avenue for victims to seek redress as they’re not even supposed to question the so-called “sensitive” matter of Malay privileges.” – MMO.

Apart from condemning and calling for the Article 10(4) to be abolished, Boo Su Lyn did the same to the Article 11(4) when it has nothing to do with her and the fact that she has no rights to interfere in the matters of Islam (Article 11(3)(a)).

What is her intention to ask for the Article that protects Islam, the Religion of the Federation as stated in the Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia to be abolished?

Without Article 11(4), the Rulers cannot ‘restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam’.

Article 11(4):

“State law and in respect of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.”

By calling for the Article 11(4) to be abolished, Boo Su Lyn is also challenging the Article 3(1) for disrupting “peace and harmony” of the relationship between the Muslims and people practicing other religions.

A very senior lawyer, Professor Dato’ Naser Disa explains that the words, “other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation” means that people from other religions must practise their religions in peace and harmony with others from different religions especially Islam, which is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia.

In the ruling of the case of Kalimah Allah, the Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali wrote that:

“It is my judgment that the purpose and intention of the 29 insertion of the words: “in peace and harmony” in Article 3(1) is to protect the sanctity of Islam as the religion of the country and also to insulate against any threat faced or any possible and probable threat to the religion of Islam. . It is also my judgment that the most possible and probable threat to Islam, in the context of this country, is the propagation of other religion to the followers of Islam. That is the very reason as to why Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution came into place.”

It is unconstitutional for Boo Su Lyn to write untrue and seditious statements about Articles 10(4) and 11(4) to justify her call for the Articles to be removed and a person who questions the four sensitive issues mentioned under Article 10(4) can be charged under Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act.

However, regarding the malicious article, MMO wrote:

“Malay Mail Online also has no intention of insulting Islam or any religion, and is withdrawing the said article and apologising in the hopes of avoiding any such perception.”

So, we can clearly see that:

  1.  MMO does not think that the seditious and malicious content of article is wrong.
  2. It is not wrong for a non-Muslims to take the liberty to interpret Islam the way they wish and to interfere in the Islamic matters.
  3. It is not seditious to question Article 153 and the other sensitive issues protected by Article 10(4) . 
  4.  MMO did not apologise and withdrawing the article because it is wrong and seditious.
  5. MMO took the action only because, “in the hopes of avoiding any such perception.”
  6. MMO is actually supporting Boo Su Lyn’s article that maliciously insulting Islam and the Islamic authorities and condemning Article 10(4), and saying that she is right.
  7.  It is the readers with “such perception” who wrongly think that the article insults Islam.

My conclusion is, MMO and the writer find there is nothing wrong with the article that not only insult and humiliate Islam but has gone against Articles 3(1), 10(4), 11(3)(a), 11(4) and 153 of the Federal Constitution and Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act.

The Sedition Act must be used to stop people from challenging the law and the Federal Constitution and to protect the peace and harmony of our beloved country.

TPPA: A Step Backwards For Malaysia’s Sovereignity?

Malaysia is supposed to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPPA by the end of this year.

The agreement seems good since it is claimed that it can boost Malaysia’s economy by  “enhance trade and investment among the TPPA partner countries, to promote innovation, economic growth and development, and to support the creation and retention of jobs.” 

But in reality, the agreement can challenge our rule of laws, our Federal Constitution and the sovereignty of our country because through Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), foreign companies that operate in Malaysia can take Malaysia as their host country to the International Court Of Arbitration if they are not happy with our local laws.

The case of Bilcon, using the ISDS mechanism against the government of Canada is a very good example of how a foreign company can challenge the rule of laws and the sovereignty of its host country for their own benefit.

Bilcon cannot take the government of Canada to a foreign court if Canada did not sign the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because Canada is a sovereign country.

I would like to refer to the case of Duff Development Company v Government of Kelantan (1924), where the court in England rejected the the case since Kelantan is a sovereign independent State; meaning Duff Development Company cannot take a sovereign country to another country’s court.

So if Malaysia sign the TPPA, Malaysia may face what the government of Canada faced in the Bilcon case where the Canadian government has no control over what is right and fair to its own people and country.

Through ISDS, International Court of Arbitration can also challenge the Articles 3(1), 11(4) and 153 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia which means a foreign invasion on the sovereign of our country. 

Is it worth to open the doors to foreign invasion on the sovereign of our country for economic gains?

In fact, many economic experts have warned us that TPPA is more profitable and gives more power to bigger foreign corporations than our small local industries and it is not fair for our small local industries because they must compete with much bigger companies in an open market.

I am afraid that TPPA will give bigger chances to powerful countries to control the economy of smaller and less powerful countries like Malaysia; something like a new way of invading another country like what had happened in the old times.

Signing the TPPA would be a step backwards for Malaysia as a a sovereign independent State.

TPPA opens the doors to foreign companies to make profit in another country without respecting the local laws, customs, religions, environment and the benefit to their host countries because like what happened in the case of Bilcon, the company is only interested in making profit and has no obligation to make sure that the local people and the country really benefit from its operation.