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Dr Siti Hasmah launches 7 medical and health books

KUALA LUMPUR, Prime Minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali today launched seven medical and health books in conjunction with the visit of the Charity and Welfare Organisation of the wives of Pakatan Harapan leaders (Kasih Malaysia) to Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) here.

The books, published by DBP, were written by medical experts from various specialties for general reading and to encourage more physicians to write books for the public in Malay.

The seven books are Pengurusan Tingkah Laku Kanak-Kanak Autisme; 100 Persoalan Mengenai Penyusuan Susu Ibu; Madu dan Wanita Menopaus: Kenyataan dan Harapan; Si Kecil di Pusat Asuhan: Panduan Ibu Bapa dan Pengendali; 100 Persoalan Mengenai sakit Puan Jilid 3; 100 Persoalan Mengenai Kanser Payu Dara dan Panduan Syarak tentang Kelahiran.

Dr Siti Hasmah, who is also the chairman of Kasih Malaysia, also presented prizes to winners of the 2019 Unity Photography Competition: Language of the Nation, as well as officiated the DBP Qistina Children’s Nursery.

DBP Board of Governors chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom when met by reporters after the visit said DBP was always looking for writers and experts in various fields to write for the organisation.

“To date, DBP has dozens of sub-books of expertise in various fields that have been published. Given these developments, we greatly welcome authors to personally come to DBP to get their works published,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Accent Wellness inks MoU with UKM to advance healthcare sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Accent Wellness Global Sdn Bhd (Accent Wellness) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) today for collaborative research, patient literacy and talent development in the healthcare sector.

According to the local compounding pharmacy’s statement today, the five-year mutually beneficial public-private partnership represented a key building block towards advancing healthcare research and training in Malaysia.

There are still areas of growth and we believe public-private partnerships are crucial in addressing these gaps and enhancing the delivery of social services such as healthcare.

In addition to shared resources and fostering an informed community, we believe this partnership is important to nurture future healthcare professionals equipped with current industry insights to address Malaysia’s growing healthcare needs, said its managing director, Stephanie Yang.

Among the research interests that UKM and Accent Wellness share are personalised hormone replacement therapy and studies on estrogen and testosterone in relation to bone health.

Through the MoU, Accent Wellness will contribute its expertise in joint-research efforts, to train faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students of UKM, co-sponsor medication for research, as well as co-organise educational talks and training sessions in UKM.

Meanwhile, UKM will provide Accent Wellness with access to clinicians, researchers and the public throughout the partnership.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Accent Wellness inks MoU with UKM to advance healthcare sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Accent Wellness Global Sdn Bhd (Accent Wellness) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) today for collaborative research, patient literacy and talent development in the healthcare sector.

According to the local compounding pharmacy’s statement today, the five-year mutually beneficial public-private partnership represented a key building block towards advancing healthcare research and training in Malaysia.

There are still areas of growth and we believe public-private partnerships are crucial in addressing these gaps and enhancing the delivery of social services such as healthcare.

In addition to shared resources and fostering an informed community, we believe this partnership is important to nurture future healthcare professionals equipped with current industry insights to address Malaysia’s growing healthcare needs, said its managing director, Stephanie Yang.

Among the research interests that UKM and Accent Wellness share are personalised hormone replacement therapy and studies on estrogen and testosterone in relation to bone health.

Through the MoU, Accent Wellness will contribute its expertise in joint-research efforts, to train faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students of UKM, co-sponsor medication for research, as well as co-organise educational talks and training sessions in UKM.

Meanwhile, UKM will provide Accent Wellness with access to clinicians, researchers and the public throughout the partnership.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Integrated agricultural pilot project to kick off in Jelebu next year

SEREMBAN, The Negeri Sembilan government will develop a 2,025-hectare integrated agricultural pilot project in Jelebu with its first phase to start in the first quarter of next year.

State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman, Bakri Sawir said the project was to boost economic growth in the state’s agriculture and livestock sector.

He said it would be implemented in phases in collaboration with Koperasi Pertanian Bersepadu Malaysia Berhad (InAgMa), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU), India and AustAgri Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

“We have identified moringa (drumstick tree), corn, mushroom, cattle and goat farming as the starting point for this project. The latest technological methods involving ‘smart agriculture’ for this project will be introduced and contributed by TNAU and AustAgri Pty Ltd.

“With the expertise of both institutions, it is hoped that this project will generate high returns,” he told reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between InAgMa and AustAgri Pty Ltd in conjunction with the launch of the ‘Negeri Sembilan Industrial Agriculture 4.0, High-Level Workshop on Smart Agriculture & Pilot Project’, here, today.

At the signing ceremony, InAgMa was represented by its chairman, Paul Selvam Devadoss and AustAgri Pty Ltd by its chairman, Philip Pryor. Also present were TNAU vice-chancellor, Prof Dr N.P. Kumar and economic adviser to the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, Azlina Mohd Sukaimi.

Bakri said the moringa tree would usually take two years to grow, but with TNAU technology it could be harvested within four to six months.

“In the case of cattle and goat breeding, meat and dairy products can be produced from 50,000 livestock for a start and the target is expected to increase to 200,000 when all the facilities are fully completed,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Wan Azizah chairs national social council meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today chaired the National Social Council meeting which among others touched on issues with regards to tahfiz schools in the country.

The council in its statement said Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, wanted the issues such as student safety, the quality of teachers and education syllabus must be dealt urgently.

The third meeting also discussed initiatives carried out by the government, including the drafting of sexual harassment bill, standard operating procedure on the mechanism to identify or prevent sexual offenders from entering the country as well as the formulation of National Strategic Plan to curb underage marriages.

The council also agreed on three consideration papers, namely mental health among society, strategy to handle mental health problem among school children, and integrated planning to improve the participation of the disabled (OKU) in the public service.

Also agreed during the meeting were four notification papers with regards to job opportunities in the private sector for OKU, long-term planning in tackling social issues among youth, Love the Community programme, and gender mainstreaming study.

The meeting also agreed on ProMIND (focused intervention for healthy minds programme) which targeting students from high-risk families, as well as the need to review the feasibility of existing Service Circulars in terms of achieving the target of one per cent job opportunities for OKU.

It also agreed that high-risk youths from B40 group will be given a priority in terms of participation in the intervention programme that will be implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

According to the statement, Dr Wan Azizah emphasized on integrated cooperation all parties including non-governmental organisations and academics in dealing with the social issues in Malaysia.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Floods worsen in Kelantan

KUALA LUMPUR, Kelantan saw an increase in the number of flood evacuees tonight while Terengganu registered a slight drop.

The number of evacuees in Kelantan rose to 10,078 as of 8 pm, up from 8,550 as of 4 pm today.

In Terengganu, the number of evacuees dropped to 4,908 from 5,591 this evening.

The InfoBencanaJKIM application showed that the Pasir Mas district in Kelantan had 5,751 evacuees in 28 relief centres; Kuala Krai had 1,128 evacuees in 16 centres; Pasir Putih, 784 evacuees in eight centres; Kota Bharu, 723 evacuees in five centres.

Tanah Merah, 639 evacuees in 13 centres; Bachok, 190 evacuees in two centres; Machang, 210 evacuees in six centres; Jeli, 179 evacuees in two centres and Tumpat, 474 evacuees in three centres.

The ebanjir.kelantan.gov.my website showed that the levels of several rivers have risen further as at 8 pm.

The level of Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, was at 10.61 metres, up from 10.45 metres as at 4 pm and above the danger point of nine metres.

Its level in Jenob, Tanah Merah, was 23.72 metres (above the danger point of 23.5 metres) and in Kuala Jambu, Tumpat, 3.10 metres (2.5 metres).

The level of Sungai Kelantan at the Guillemard Bridge was 16.36 metres (16 metres) and at Kuala Krai, 24.39 metres (above the warning point of 22.5 metres) while the level of Sungai Lebir in Tualang was 32.44 metres (above the warning point of 31 metres).

Two rivers have breached the alert level, Sungai Galas in Dabong, Kuala Krai, at 34.53 metres (32 metres) and Sungai Kelantan at Tambatan Diraja, Kota Bharu, at 3.83 metres (3 metres).

In Terengganu, State Civil Defence Force director Lt Col Che Adam A Rahman said Besut has 1,879 evacuees in 51 centres; Setiu, 1,435 in 26 centres; Hulu Terengganu, 889 in 16 centres; Dungun, 403 in 10 centres; Marang, 121 in four centres and Kuala Nerus, 157 in five centres.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Ramkarpal to table motion on IPCMC report tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Chairman of the Special Select Committee on Bill Considerations Ramkarpal Singh will table a motion on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Report at the Dewan Rakyat tomorrow.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the motion would be tabled along 13 new amendments compared to 24 before the bill was referred to the special committee.

If the motion was accepted by the speaker, it then would be opened for debate, he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here today.

Liew hoped members of parliament (MPs) would use the opportunity to participate in the debate to ensure the views of the people were heard.

Last October, the IPCMC 2019 Bill was referred to the Parliament’s Special Select Committee to be discussed more thoroughly before it is taken to the Dewan Rakyat.

The bill was tabled for the first time on July 18 to replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) to improve the integrity and capabilities of the Royal Malaysia Police.

The IPCMC will act as an independent monitoring body to receive complaints and carry out investigations on the misconduct of the police personnel.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)