Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that the joint operation between the police, the Health Department and Marine Department was to ensure that the public could visit the islands in Mersing safely. "Since state borders have reopened, we expect to see many people visiting Mersing and using the boat services here. We need to ensure they can do so safely. "We want to make sure that operators adhere to the rules and regulations outlined, especially when it comes to drug consumption, which could put the lives of passengers and other boat operators in danger," he said at a press conference that was posted on the Johor police Facebook page Thursday (Oct 14). Comm Ayob noted that there are 45 islands in Mersing, five of which have resorts. "There are 95 companies operating over 200 boats in Mersing alone. "Operators found to not have their licence renewed in the past two years would have their licence suspended by the Marine Department," he said, adding that ... » Learn More about Mersing boat operators to undergo Covid-19, drug tests, say Johor police
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Pattaya – A restaurant near the Bali Hai Pier was allegedly found violating the emergency decree last night, at least the second time this particular venue has been raided. Pattaya City Law Enforcement officers were patrolling at the Bali Hai Pier last night (October 13 th ). At 10:30 P.M. a restaurant (Sky Mountain) was allegedly found operating outside of the legal Covid-19 curfew hours from 10:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. and allowing customers to drink alcohol which violates current Covid-19 laws and the emergency decree. More than 50 customers were found inside the restaurant, according to statements from Pattaya City Law Enforcement. Pattaya Law Enforcement officers told The Pattaya News they ordered the restaurant to close immediately. However, the restaurant caretaker, whose name was not given by Pattaya City police who cited a further investigation, was reportedly not cooperative. Pattaya Law Enforcement called the Pattaya City Police. As more police arrived many ... » Learn More about Twenty people arrested at Pattaya restaurant allegedly violating Covid-19 rules and emergency decree
Mueang Chonburi – Three people have been rescued after they were floating in the sea for five hours after their fishing boat capsized in Mueang Chonburi. Marine rescue divers were notified of the incident in the sea in the Ang Sila sub-district earlier this week (October 10 th ). Mr. Eakkasak Sermsri, 45, a rescue diver, told local Thai media, “The fishing boat had capsized ten kilometers from the shore.” “Two hours after starting a search when we had an emergency call for help we found three people were floating in the sea who were Mr. Olan Tuamthong, 32, Mr. Yon Wutthiyasarn, 39, and Mr. Tanaphon Kennarkm, 42.” Mr. Olan spoke with the Thai media after being rescued and stated, “There were strong wind and waves. A big wave hit our boat while we were fishing in the sea and the boat capsized. We were holding our bags which were turned into airbags to be used as flotation devices. One of us had a life vest as well. After that, we called 1669 emergency responders with the ... » Learn More about Three people rescued after five hours floating in the sea after their boat capsizes in Chonburi
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg President of Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) Andrew Kwan has called on the authorities to ease the dine-in restrictions in Singapore. Currently, only a maximum of two fully-vaccinated individuals can dine in at hawker centres, coffeeshops and other food and beverage (F&B) establishments in Singapore. Allowing families to dine in at restaurants In an Oct. 9 post on RAS' LinkedIn page , Kwan urged the government to allow fully vaccinated nuclear families living in the same household — including children — to be allowed to dine in at restaurants together again. Kwan said: "Such a family eating within the confines of their home or within a restaurant does not add to infection risks when they mask off to share a meal together." He further explained that allowing families to dine in at restaurants "promotes familial bonding" and "provides a break" from home-based learning (HBL) ... » Learn More about Please allow dine-in for vaxxed nuclear families to save F&B industry: S’pore restaurant association president
KOTA KINABALU: A deputy director of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has claimed trial to three counts of alleged false claims for an event in Sabah more than seven years ago. Mohd Daffy Liamin, 37, who was attached to the Beaufort division of the MCMC, was accused of falsifying claims amounting to RM9,000 in three transactions for a nonexistent boat rental fee in 2013. In the first charge, he was accused of handing over a claim sheet which included a RM1,000 boat rental fee for the "Himpunan Kasih Sayang peringkat Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan 2013" programme. The claims filed on March 7, 2013, were allegedly for expenses incurred on Jan 12 that year. In the second and third charges, he was accused of filing two claims, each amounting to RM4,000, for special boat rentals for different routes respectively, on the same date for the same travel date of Jan 12, 2013. Mohd Daffy pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him at the Special Corruption ... » Learn More about MCMC deputy director charged with falsifying claims worth RM9,000
Filipino restaurants Kasama and Archipelago are in the New York Times' Top 50 US Restaurants list for 2021! The curated list, which was released on Tuesday, October 12, includes Chicago's Kasama, a Filipino neighborhood cafe at the East Ukrainian Village founded by husband-and-wife team Timothy Flores and Genie Kwon, whose culinary talents "seamlessly blend" into Kasama's extensive menu. Flores is in charge of Kasama's modern Filipino fare, serving up "unpretentious and soul-warming" comfort food staples such as adobo , tocilog, and lumpia shanghai, as well as fusion dishes like a Chicago-style Italian hotdog sandwich made with homemade longganisa and shaved pork adobo. Resident pastry chef Kwon creates "delicate, inventive treats" such as the black truffle croissant and ham-and-cheese croissant, served with raclette and shavings of serrano ham. Kwon has previously worked at Eleven Madison Park and Flour Bakery. The other modern ... » Learn More about Pinoy ‘Fried’: Filipino restos Kasama, Archipelago land on New York Times’ top 50 list
Police arrested a man on Wednesday (Oct 13) night who they suspected fatally slashed the throat of a Hong Kong taxi driver following a citywide manhunt. Officers apprehended the suspect, 31, not far from Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier on Lamma Island, Chief Inspector Terrence Tse Tsz Kwan of the Hong Kong Island regional crime unit told an early morning press conference on Thursday. A search of the area uncovered a stab-proof vest and a foldable knife with a 9cm blade inside a rubbish bag, he said. The suspect, identified only by his surname Choi, was taken by boat to marine police headquarters at Sai Wan Ho and was being detained for questioning at Wan Chai Police Station. No charges have been laid. Choi is wanted over the killing of the 48-year-old taxi driver at the junction of Eastern Street and Queen’s Road West in Sai Wan just before 5am on Tuesday. According to Tse, the suspect left a hotel near the crime scene, hailed the cab and got inside but was seen exiting about a minute ... » Learn More about Police arrest suspect in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver after citywide manhunt
Hong Kong property tycoons on Friday joined forces to hold a grand lottery, dangling a top prize of HK$10.8 million (S$1.8 million) in the world’s costliest housing market as an incentive for hesitant residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19. A lack of trust in the government and concerns over rare side effects have led to a sluggish vaccination roll-out in Hong Kong. As of Friday, the take-up rate for the first vaccine dose was 17.6 per cent, and the figure was 12.9 per cent for both shots among the city’s population of 7.5 million people. At a daily rate of 28,564 doses administered, it would take an estimated 10 months to cover 75 per cent of residents. The Post explores other incentives made available in the city before Friday’s bold move by tycoons, as well as measures rolled out by other governments to give their vaccination drives a shot in the arm. Lucky draws and lotteries Winning cash or a flat are among the gimmicks local governments and private ... » Learn More about From free flat to cash prizes — what will it take to push Covid-19 jabs in Hong Kong?
From the unexpectedly popular UOB KrisFlyer card to the newly introduced GrabPay credit card, there have been quite a few branded credit cards launched in the market. Here’s one more to add to the list: the Citi Lazada card. As you can probably guess, this card targets those who shop on Lazada. That’s a lot of people: according to a report by Statista , Lazada is second to Shopee as the top e-commerce site in Singapore with more than seven million monthly web visits in the first quarter of 2021. In a nutshell, the Citi Lazada card offers a whopping 10X rewards ($1 = four miles) on Lazada purchases, and 5X ($1 = two miles) rewards for other key spending categories like dining, travel, entertainment and transport. Is the Citi Lazada card really a godsend for Laz-addicts, or did they literally “play it up”? Here’s our take on the card. Citi Lazada credit card overview First, let’s look at the card benefits like bonus reward points (or air miles): Spending category ... » Learn More about Citi Lazada credit card review – is it only good for Lazada shoppers?
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro REUTERS FILE PHOTO BRASILIA — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19, having previously said he would be the “last Brazilian” to do so. The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for initially downplaying the seriousness of the virus, despite catching it himself. “I’ve decided not to get vaccinated. I’m looking at new studies, I already have the highest immunization, why would I get vaccinated?” the 66-year-old said late Tuesday night in an interview with Jovem Pan radio. “It would be the same as betting 10 reais on the lottery to win two. It doesn’t make sense.” A coronavirus skeptic, Bolsonaro previously claimed the Pfizer vaccine could turn people into crocodiles due to secondary effects. Since contracting Covid-19 in July 2020, Bolsonaro has repeatedly claimed that tests have shown he has a large number of antibodies to fight ... » Learn More about Brazil’s Bolsonaro decides not to get vaccinated