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Many Batek Orang Asli return to Kuala Koh

GUA MUSANG, A large number of the over 100 Orang Asli from the Batek community of Kampung Kuala Koh here, whom prior to this moved into the jungle after a disease ravaged their village over a month ago, have started to return home.

They had started to return to their homes, which were built under the Housing Assistance Programme by the Orang Asli Development Department, since two days ago, after they were convinced that the disease would not proliferate.

An Orang Asli resident, Kulim Tebu, 72, said he believed that the disease was no longer spreading and the community was now able to obtain clean water which was available at all times.

Prior to this, he said he and the other residents were forced to leave the village and stayed in tents in the jungle and river banks because the village had run out of clean water for their daily needs.

”We are also relieved too at being able to return home while clean water has been provided by numerous government agencies,” he said.

Another Orang Asli resident, Mamat Pokok, 21, said clean water supply was provided prior to this but the residents were forced to find their own supply after the pipes were damaged.

As such, he said that the residents were forced to set up tents on the river banks to ease their need of water for daily use.

”We returned home yesterday with our families after all the facilities especially clean water were provided,” he said.

He said the relevant government agencies and departments must take cognisance at all times to solve the problems faced by the Orang Asli.

The residents faced the issues pertaining to two deaths due to pneumonia and 12 other deaths due to an unknown disease in the village since last month

In addition, over 100 Orang Asli had received treatments while four were reported to be still critical, namely, three at the Kuala Krai Hospital and one at the Raja Perempuan Zainab 11 Hospital, Kota Bharu.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Many Batek Orang Asli return to Kuala Koh

GUA MUSANG, A large number of the over 100 Orang Asli from the Batek community of Kampung Kuala Koh here, whom prior to this moved into the jungle after a disease ravaged their village over a month ago, have started to return home.

They had started to return to their homes, which were built under the Housing Assistance Programme by the Orang Asli Development Department, since two days ago, after they were convinced that the disease would not proliferate.

An Orang Asli resident, Kulim Tebu, 72, said he believed that the disease was no longer spreading and the community was now able to obtain clean water which was available at all times.

Prior to this, he said he and the other residents were forced to leave the village and stayed in tents in the jungle and river banks because the village had run out of clean water for their daily needs.

”We are also relieved too at being able to return home while clean water has been provided by numerous government agencies,” he said.

Another Orang Asli resident, Mamat Pokok, 21, said clean water supply was provided prior to this but the residents were forced to find their own supply after the pipes were damaged.

As such, he said that the residents were forced to set up tents on the river banks to ease their need of water for daily use.

”We returned home yesterday with our families after all the facilities especially clean water were provided,” he said.

He said the relevant government agencies and departments must take cognisance at all times to solve the problems faced by the Orang Asli.

The residents faced the issues pertaining to two deaths due to pneumonia and 12 other deaths due to an unknown disease in the village since last month

In addition, over 100 Orang Asli had received treatments while four were reported to be still critical, namely, three at the Kuala Krai Hospital and one at the Raja Perempuan Zainab 11 Hospital, Kota Bharu.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

We need workforce skilled in robotics, AI – Mukhriz

LANGKAWI, Malaysia needs a highly-skilled workforce in technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to see the country progress further, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said today.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the First International Kedah Lego Education Robotics Bowling Competition 2019 here today, he said having highly-skilled workers would also facilitate the federal and state governments to create high-value and high-income jobs.

“The robotics industry is the future, we often hear about robotics or AI. Both of these technologies can be used for good things.

“Through the programme organised today, students have been exposed to how a tool can be programmed to do or make something we want, which can be utilised or applied to bring benefit to the community,” he said at the event which attracted 518 participants from schools nationwide as well as from South Korea and Thailand.

State Chinese and Siamese Affairs, Science and Technology, Climate Change and Environmental Committee chairman Ooi Tze Min was also present.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

We need workforce skilled in robotics, AI – Mukhriz

LANGKAWI, Malaysia needs a highly-skilled workforce in technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to see the country progress further, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said today.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the First International Kedah Lego Education Robotics Bowling Competition 2019 here today, he said having highly-skilled workers would also facilitate the federal and state governments to create high-value and high-income jobs.

“The robotics industry is the future, we often hear about robotics or AI. Both of these technologies can be used for good things.

“Through the programme organised today, students have been exposed to how a tool can be programmed to do or make something we want, which can be utilised or applied to bring benefit to the community,” he said at the event which attracted 518 participants from schools nationwide as well as from South Korea and Thailand.

State Chinese and Siamese Affairs, Science and Technology, Climate Change and Environmental Committee chairman Ooi Tze Min was also present.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

We need workforce skilled in robotics, AI – Mukhriz

LANGKAWI, Malaysia needs a highly-skilled workforce in technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to see the country progress further, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said today.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the First International Kedah Lego Education Robotics Bowling Competition 2019 here today, he said having highly-skilled workers would also facilitate the federal and state governments to create high-value and high-income jobs.

“The robotics industry is the future, we often hear about robotics or AI. Both of these technologies can be used for good things.

“Through the programme organised today, students have been exposed to how a tool can be programmed to do or make something we want, which can be utilised or applied to bring benefit to the community,” he said at the event which attracted 518 participants from schools nationwide as well as from South Korea and Thailand.

State Chinese and Siamese Affairs, Science and Technology, Climate Change and Environmental Committee chairman Ooi Tze Min was also present.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

We need workforce skilled in robotics, AI – Mukhriz

LANGKAWI, Malaysia needs a highly-skilled workforce in technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to see the country progress further, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said today.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the First International Kedah Lego Education Robotics Bowling Competition 2019 here today, he said having highly-skilled workers would also facilitate the federal and state governments to create high-value and high-income jobs.

“The robotics industry is the future, we often hear about robotics or AI. Both of these technologies can be used for good things.

“Through the programme organised today, students have been exposed to how a tool can be programmed to do or make something we want, which can be utilised or applied to bring benefit to the community,” he said at the event which attracted 518 participants from schools nationwide as well as from South Korea and Thailand.

State Chinese and Siamese Affairs, Science and Technology, Climate Change and Environmental Committee chairman Ooi Tze Min was also present.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Exco: government must set up environment committee

IPOH, The federal government should set up a committee on environmental affairs to standardise all policies and implementations nationwide.

State Education, technology, Science and Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari said that the committee could implement numerous policies and acted simultaneously and effectively in all states.

He said that it was best that the committee be chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad or Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

”Although the committee may not have legal status in the federal constitution such as the National Land Council or National Finance Council, at least the federal and state governments can share information together and avoid any overlapping.

”This is because the state governments do not have the capability in terms of funds and expertise to tackle or solve a problem related to the environment although the jurisdictions are under the state governments,” he said.

Abdul Aziz was talking to reporters after attending an Aidilfitri function organised by the Perak branch of the Malaysian Association for the Blind here today.

He also hoped that, if the committee was set up, all the state governments including oppositions would give full co-operation in the effort to ensure the sustainability of the environment in the country.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency