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Liow: Health authorities trying to trace meningitis carrier PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 09:01

Wed, May 13 2009 - KUALA LUMPUR: The number of people hospitalised with suspected meningitis in Malacca Hospital rose to 38 on Tuesday, from 31 the day before. This brings the number hospitalised nationwide to 39 including one Road Transport Department (JPJ) academy trainee hospitalised in Kepala Batas who is in stable condition.


Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said four of the new patients who developed symptoms were trainees who had been quarantined at the academy hostel in Tiang Dua, Malacca.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 09:18
Give 'others' identity on forms, says minister PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 08:26
May 12, 2009 - KOTA KINABALU: Natives and Malaysians who are referred to as "others" in government forms need to be identified, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Mi-nister Datuk Masidi Manjun. There should be a space beside the slot where races are identified in these documents for this purpose, he said yesterday.

Most government forms would normally have the terms Malay, Chinese, Indian and another that reads others or "lain lain" for those who do not belong to the three main races in the country.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 08:34
Little Protection under the Law PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 May 2009 08:53
Sun, May 3 2009 - MALAYSIA does not have a specific act of law dealing with data protection issues, although a draft version of the Data Protection Bill was released in November 2002.

The Bill never became law for reasons unspecified. The only legal protection Malaysians have is in piecemeal form, in acts such as the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 and the Digital Signature Act 1997.

A good guide for an effective law is the European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which outlines the crucial principles for a comprehensive data protection regime.
Identify Theft a Real Threat PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 May 2009 08:48
Sun, May 3 2009 - If you think there is nothing wrong with receiving unsolicited calls, text messages or e-mails, think again. Someone in possession of your name, contact number and place of work may be able to steal your identity.

Chia Wing Fei, the security response manager of F-Secure Security Labs, says that with this baseline information, someone could easily gather more particulars.
Rush to Stem ICC Demotion PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 April 2009 08:31
Sat, April 18 2009 : The Government has just over two weeks to ensure that Suhakam complies with the Paris Principles failing which the recommendation to downgrade it from its ‘A’ status will be made.

The accreditation sub-committee of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) found that the Suhakam (Amendment) Bill 2009, passed by the Dewan Rakyat the day before Suhakam’s review in Geneva on March 26, still fell short.
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