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Drunk NZ Man Fined After He Tried To Open Plane Door Mid-Flight To KL

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A New Zealander was fined RM6,000 by the magistrate’s court for attempting to open the door of a Malaysia Airlines plane in midair.

Harry Frazer Cranwell, 32, committed the offence last Saturday during a flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur, where it would transit before heading to Vietnam. According to the facts of the case, an air stewardess saw Cranwell holding the handle of an emergency door and attempted to open it.

Prior to the incident, he had consumed five cans of beer and a glass of liquor during the flight, which is possibly why his judgement was impaired.

Before handing down the sentence, Magistrate Mohamad Izwan Mohamed Noh warned Cranwell, a restaurant manager, not to repeat his actions. He teared and nodded, saying: “I promise, sir.” Cranwell was en route to Vietnam for a holiday with his friends. The two days spent in police lockup had really taught him a lesson, according to his lawyer.

We hope everybody takes this as a lesson to drink responsibly and think about others around you!

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Datuk Nicol David Announced Her Retirement From Squash!

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The queen of squash, Datuk Nicol David has announced that it’s time to officially hang up the racquet after over 20 years in the game.

The 35-year-old and eight-time world champion will officially retire at the end of the 2018/2019 Professional Squash Association season in June.

“This is a moment that every athlete must go through – to explore fully on what more there is in store for them. I am now at this point in my life, ready to take on more beyond the pro tour,” Nicol said.

It’s OFFICIAL! I’m truly happy and excited to be sharing with everyone that I’m retiring in June. I’d like to thank…

Posted by Nicol David on Monday, 18 February 2019

Datuk Nicol David will end her illustrious career with 81 Professional Squash Association titles from 102 finals.

She has also held the World No.1 spot for a record of 109 months consecutively from 2006 to 2015.

We are truly grateful to have witnessed the excellence of Nicol Ann David in our time. To redefine the sport of squash is truly an amazing feat.

Astro Radio News also caught up with the champion to talk about the decision and how she’s feeling.

We’re incredibly proud of all of Datuk Nicol David’s achievements and will be sad to see her go. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours!

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DPM Wan Azizah Is Accused of Victim Blaming After Advising Women To Avoid Travelling Alone.

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The nation was shocked last week when a video of a man brutally attacking and robbing a woman inside a lift was shared on social media. The shockingly violent 6.45am incident was captured by CCTV installed in the lift. The incident reportedly took place at the Taman Mutiara MRT station in Cheras on Valentine’s Day.

Commenting on the incident, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail urged women to avoid travelling alone, especially during the wee hours as there is always a safety risk.

She said that it is important for women to take care of themselves and learn some basic self-defence techniques to protect themselves.

“These are things you have to take into account… we have to be careful and take care of ourselves.

Don’t travel alone as much as you can (especially) during the wee hours when there are not many people. There is always a risk.

Self-defence may not be so easy but you need to learn a bit for yourselves,”

She also stated that there needs to be an overall safety and monitoring mechanism, adding that she thinks there should be security escorts at train stations to accompany female commuters who are alone. However, she believed it would be difficult to find people to work as security escorts during the early hours.

She also stated that everyone needs to take responsibility for their own safety.

After news sites published her statement, her comments received a backlash by Malaysian netizens on Twitter. They accused her of victim blaming, stressing that she should have said that assault and robbery of anyone would not be tolerated and those found guilty of such crimes would be punished severely.

An article by Psychology Today explains why victim blaming happens, saying that the tendency to blame the victim may be programmed into the human mind at a very basic level.

“Psychologists believe that our tendency to blame the victim may originate, paradoxically, in a deep need to believe that the world is a good and just place.”

On a daily basis, we’re bombarded with news of pretty scary events. If we were truly rational creatures, we would feel utterly terrified. After all, these events could happen to us.

“So, if you’re not terrified, ask yourself why.
If you’re like most people, your answer is probably something like, “because it won’t happen to me.” But why wouldn’t it? Why wouldn’t you be vulnerable to the same events that everyone else is?”

According to University of Massachusetts psychologist Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, On some level, most of us believe that that the world is a fair place, that good things happen to good people, and bad things happen to bad people.

We’re not stupid, of course. We all know that bad things happen to good people too. But, despite this realization, most of us still believe that the world is basically fair. This is why we have sayings like, “What goes around comes around.”

Our need to maintain a belief that the world is fair may be the reason for our tendency to blame victims. When bad things happen to someone who seems a lot like us, this threatens our belief. If that person could fall victim to rape, assault, robbery, or attack, perhaps we could, too. To comfort ourselves we psychologically separate ourselves from the victim and wonder if they had done something to invite the tragedy.

The problem is that this mindset sacrifices another person’s well-being for our own comfort. It overlooks the reality that perpetrators are to blame for acts of crime and violence, not victims.

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Even The Mufti Has Spoken Up About Suhaimi Saad’s Flat Earth Theory.

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Social media AND the news have been kept busy with Suhaimi Saad. The local nasyid singer has been open about his conspiracy theories, namely being a proud supporter of the Flat Earth theory and Anti-vax movement. His views have been getting him into fiery online debates with many Malaysians, netizens and otherwise.

The whole issue is getting so out of hand (or maybe it’s just Suhaimi Saad’s stubbornness) that Malaysia’s first astronaut or Angkasawan, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha was pulled into it and had to write a response.

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Pic – Is the Earth flat ? Hati ini terdetik untuk menjawab desas desus mengenai persoalan di atas … Sebagai Angkasawan Islam yang ke 9 menerokai angkasa lepas , adalah menjadi tanggungjawab untuk diri ini menceritakan fakta sebenar … Mengelilingi Bumi sebanyak 16 kali sehari Setiap 45 minit matahari terbit dan terbenam Mengelilingi Orbit dengan kelajuan 27000km/hr Laungan Azan kedengaran seketika Bibir terkumat kamit terpegun dengan kebesaran Illahi Melihat Bumi dengan mata sendiri Degupan jantung berhenti seketika Meremang Bulu Roma Mata tidak terkebil Melihat Kebesaran Maha Pencipta Amat sukar untuk digambarkan suasana di angkasalepas … Bergetar jiwa sepanjang 12 hari di sana MasyaAllah …SubhanAllah … And the Earth is spherical in shape . Geosphere to be exact . Squashed at the poles and bulged at the Equator . Not like a ball but more to an egg . Every human being should go to space if given the opportunity . It changes your perspective on life as a whole . It makes you a true believer on the Creator The experience is truly amazing and spectacular. It’s hard to change the minds of the flat-Earth believers But here I am sharing you my experience of what I have seen . In the name of Allah it comes from my heart Salam Jumaat Everyone … Semoga mendapat Barakah semua . Amiinn … Love As Always … PS – Just wanted to straighten the facts !

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Now, Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohd Al-Bakri has jumped into the ring too, criticising flat Earth conspiracy theorists. He said there is indisputable agreement by Islamic scholars and astronomers that the Earth is spherical in shape. His office said they have been overwhelmed with queries about the issue, and they called the false belief of the Earth is flat as a “cancer” among the society.

“We stress here that the nature of Earth is round. We state that the denial of Earth’s round nature is a misguided opinion, what more it is against indisputable ijma’.”

(ijma’ is an Arabic term that can be roughly translated to “consensus.”)

The mufti provided a Quranic verse 39:5 to back his argument. The verse says:

“He created the heavens and earth in truth. He wraps the night over the day and wraps the day over the night and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running [its course] for a specified term.”

He also provided a list of Islamic scholars’ interpretation of why the Earth is spherical, despite several Quranic verses that can be understood as saying the Earth is flat in nature and quoted Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha, Malaysia’s first astronaut or Angkasawan, who had responded to Suhaimi Saad telling him that the Earth is indeed spherical, although shaped more like an egg.

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Critisising those who buy into flat Earth conspiracy theory, the mufti’s office said human’s understandings of nature are different, since humans are limited to their own five senses.

“However, advancement and evolution of scientific knowledge and technology has helped humans in giving comprehensive explanation of human life,”

You can read a full statement by the mufti’s office via the post below:

BAYAN LINNAS SIRI 166: POLEMIK FLAT EARTH: SISI PANDANG ISLAMPautan ke laman web PMWP: http://www.muftiwp.gov.my/ms/artikel/bayan-linnas/3127-bayan-linnas-siri-166-polemik-flat-earth-sisi-pandang-islam

Posted by Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan on Sunday, 17 February 2019

Steadfast in his beliefs, Suhaimi Saad responded to the mufti’s statement via a post on his Facebook profile.

INI BALASAN ss UNTUK PEJABAT MUFTIBismillah.Tanpa mengurangi sedikit pun rasa hormat ss terhadap seluruh para…

Posted by Mosus on Sunday, 17 February 2019

Here’s a translation of his post:

“Bismillah.

Without diminishing any amount of respect I have for all the asatizah, scholars and mufti on their explanation, I would just like to say:

Thank you.

However,

Their explanation will not prevent me from continuing to study and prove the true truths. InshaAllah

Hand to Allah,

Behind me there and thousands, maybe even millions of people around the world who are still studying and not believing that the earth is not a sphere.

I have never interpreted the Al-Quran on my own but only read the same interpretation that you all have.

Have you read and understood it?

Hand to Allah,

I fear and will not ‘say’ anything that Allah and His Messenger has not said.

Until today,

I still believe and stick to the fatwa and opinion of two ulamas who have been laughed at by the majority of this ummah.

1. Sheikh Ibn Baaz (former mufti of Saudi Arabia)

2. Sheikh Ibn Soleh Al ‘Uthaimin.

Personally,

I think and believe that they are more ‘alim and tsiqqah than many of the scholars of this age.

What’s more, he says that the fatwa is the consensus of the salaf ulama. (please refer to the video below)

The Al Quran is never wrong

It is always the fault of humans who fail to interpret and understand the meaning of Allah’s verses because of their weakness of faith and worldly influence.

There is a difference between an oval shaped raw egg and a circular omelette.

Finally,

Humbly,

I apologise on this khilaf and slander.

Hopefully, what has happened will be asbab for all of us to continue to learn and understand, and practice the contents of the Qur’an in accordance with the will of Allah and His Messenger

Allahumma amiiin.

SubhanaKAllahumma wa bihamdiKa

Asyhadu an la ilaha illa Anta

AstaghfiruKa

Wa atubu ilayK.

WAllahu a’lam”

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It seems like Suhaimi refuses to believe anyone who tells him that the Earth is indeed a sphere, neither scientist nor ulama. And especially not Malaysian netizens.


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The Dry Spell Is Gonna Stay For A While. Here’s 7 Ways You Can Maximise Your Water Usage!

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It is very important to be mindful about water usage, especially now when we’re experiencing a dry spell! This dreadful weather is expected to continue until next month. However, in Penang, the dry spell is expected to last until May.

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The hot and dry weather has actually caused a drop in the water level at rivers and dams. The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) however says the situation is still under control atm

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According to the MET Department, the hot weather could be due to the El Niño phenomenon in the country. Penangites have it particularly tough, as dry weather since the start of the year has caused water levels at Penang Island’s main dam, the Air Itam dam, to drop by almost 25%.

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High water consumption is another reason for the significant drop in the effective capacity of the dam. Penang authorities say consumers urgently need to conserve water. If not, they’ll have to resort to water rationing. 

To avoid this from happening here’s what you can do…

1. Check your pipes and sewerage systems; report any leakages to the respective state water operators or SPAN. If it’s something you can fix, do it!

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2. Avoid washing your cars or motorcycles frequently. (If you really need to, then use a bucket, sponge or wet cloth to clean it, rather than using a hose)

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3. Water plants by using a watering can instead of a hose. Also, check how much water your plants actually need – not all plants need daily watering.

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4. Collect rainwater. You can use it to wash your car and also water your plants

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5. Take quick showers (8 minutes or less)

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6. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, and soaping and scrubbing dishes

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7. Avoid washing clothes frequently, wait for full loads instead.

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Apart from that, make sure you keep yourself hydrated and avoid outdoor activities. The number of people seeking medical treatment due to hot and dry weather has increased.

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Do your part in saving water this dry season; every drop is precious!

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McDonald’s Is Giving Out Books With Their Happy Meals Now!

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Books are becoming more and more obsolete. It is so rare to see a child holding a book nowadays, compared to seeing one holding a tablet! But it looks like McDonalds Malaysia are trying their best to keep books relevant to our youngsters!

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Today, they launched Happy Meal Readers, a programme aimed to create a passion for reading among young Malaysians.

Now, when you buy a happy meal, you get to choose between getting a free toy, or a free brand new dinosaur-themed children’s storybook. What’s more amazing is that these books are by the world-renowned author and illustrator Cressida Cowell, known best for her bestselling How To Train Your Dragon series.

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The book, titled Treetop Twins Adventures, will feature 12 standalone stories with one book released each month throughout the year. BTW, the 12 books were curated exclusively for McDonalds Malaysia by Cowell herself!

To make the reading experience of the books more interactive, digital versions of the books are also available through the Happy Studio mobile app which is free to download on the App Store and Play Store.

The app will make the books more interactive through it’s scan feature which is able to bring the book’s illustrations to life. You know lah, with all these smartphone and TV screens, it might take a bit of effort to keep kids engaged with pictures in a book.

The physical and e-books will be available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia versions, specifically for the Malaysian market.

McDonald’s Malaysia marketing director Eugene Lee said that the programme to promote reading culture supports the company’s efforts to bring families closer together and the government’s aspirations to make Malaysia a reading nation under the 10-year National Reading Decade Programme by the Education Ministry.

“We want to encourage families to spend more time together. The Happy Meal Readers programme encourages parents to enjoy quality time with their children through reading.

We hope that the initiative will instill a lifelong love of reading among children by making it a fun activity for the whole family.”

He added that over 300,000 copies of the book’s first edition was released in January and has been distributed nationwide. Meanwhile, about 300,00 mobile users logged into its Happy Studios App last month.

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Good job, guys! We hope the kids will realise how valuable these Cressida Cowell books are and choose them over the toys with their Happy Meal!

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How To Protect Yourself If You’re Attacked By A Stranger In A Lift

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On Valentine’s Day this year, a man brutally attacked and robbed a woman inside a lift at the Taman Mutiara MRT station in Cheras. The 48-year-old victim suffered multiple injuries after being punched and kicked by the suspect, who then ran off with her MyKad, ATM cards and RM400 in cash. The suspect, a local, has been arrested and faces up to 20 years in jail, a fine and whipping.

Sometimes, we find ourselves alone in secluded areas and our safety may be at risk. Safety Activist, Capt. K. Balasupramaniam shared 5 tips to protect ourselves whenever we’re getting into a lift in a public place.

1. Try your best to enter the lift when there’s a crowd

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Especially during the wee hours of the morning, when there are fewer people moving around, and there’s a safety risk. 

Also, you can also request security to escort you at train stations, if you feel unsafe.

2. When you enter an elevator, make sure you take charge of the control panel

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Because, if you feel uncomfortable or suspicious in the company of a stranger, then you can stop the lift and get out.

If the person tries to approach you, and you feel threatened, then you should press the ’emergency’ button on the control panel.

3. Carry around a pepper spray that has been approved by the police

You need to get this done because the pepper spray can be used against you if the perpetrator takes it from you.

According to the Royal Malaysian Police website, a permit is needed to import, sell or own pepper sprays based on the Arms Act 1960. You can take a look at this guide to learn how to apply for a pepper spray permit.

You should also rehearse using the pepper spray with a practice canister to get the hang of it first before actually using it.

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4. Be vigilant 

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When you step inside the lift, put away your handphone so that you’re aware of your surroundings. Also, avoid flaunting your possessions, as that’s practically an invitation to potential robbers.

5. Do not fight back

Because when you counter-engage with the attacker, you are going to get hurt. Instead, you should bring all your acting skills into play.

Captain K Bala says a great survivor, is a good pretender. Once you’ve been hit, act like you’re weak or you’re having an asthma attack. This will buy you some time until someone comes to your rescue.

Captain K Bala demonstrates what to do in sticky situations

Having said all that, the best advice would is to be extra careful when you find yourself alone in secluded areas!

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How To Help Someone Who’s Been Stabbed Or Is Seriously Bleeding

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We’re still reeling from the tragic accident in Perak, where a 2-year-old girl died after falling onto a kitchen knife that was on the floor on Sunday (Feb 17).

Astro AWANI reported that the girl was going to ask her grandmother for milk in the kitchen when she accidentally stepped on a plate with a knife on it. The victim’s mother says that the knife was left there by the girl’s brother who used it to peel mangoes, adding that she didn’t notice it was there.

The mom added that she was putting her 4-month-old baby to sleep in the kitchen area when the incident happened. She says her daughter fell unconscious after her mother-in-law pulled the 15cm knife out.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the girl’s family during this difficult time.

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We spoke to Dr Afidah Yusof, medical officer for the Malaysian Red Crescent, who gave us a couple of tips that could help you save someone’s life.

1. If there is an object in the wound, DON’T remove it!

Removing the object, be it a knife or a piece of glass, could make the bleeding a lot worse. This is because by pulling out the object, you’re enlarging the wound area and causing more damage to the area.

2. Get emergency help. Immediately call 999.

Alternatively, if the victim can be moved, they should be taken straight to the emergency ward of the nearest hospital.

3. Wrap something around the object so that it doesn’t move around and cause further damage.

Dr Afidah Yusof explains that bleeding for stab wounds is usually internal and not external. However, if the bleeding is external, then you should keep applying pressure on the wound while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

4. If the person was stabbed in the leg or arm, elevate the bleeding area above the level of the heart.

If the person looks pale, feels cold, and is dizzy, they may be going into shock and this condition may be life threatening.

Lie them down and lift their feet higher than the rest of their body. This keeps their legs higher than their heart, which helps increase blood flow to their brain and heart.

Continue to apply pressure to the wound to stop blood from flowing out. Reassure them and wrap them in coats or a blanket to keep them warm until the ambulance arrive or you can get them to the hospital.

5. Remember! It is not a priority to clean the wound. 

While we hope no one will ever find themselves in this situation, accidents will happen and it’s best to be prepared. Be safe, everyone!

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The KJ LRT Line Suffered Technical Difficulties This Morning That Contributed To The Massive Crawl In KL

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We’ve all been through our fair share of awful traffic delays on Mondays. But today’s jam in Kuala Lumpur was worse than usual!

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It all started with a whole lot of rain in the earlier part of the morning. Thunderstorms were reported in the Klang Valley, which started around 2am and lasted until 5am.

Then, at around 7am, Rapid KL tweeted about technical difficulties at the LRT from the KLCC line til the Kelana Jaya line.

And of course, this caused outrage on social media, with many Malaysians worrying that they’d be late on the first day of the week.

Rapid KL updated the public frequently about the situation, with a picture of the technical team trying to fix the issue. They also advised commuters to take buses that had been specially provided to ferry them between the KLCC Station to KL Sentral.

The problem with the LRT also affected traffic surrounding LRT stations. According to Astro Radio Traffic, traffic was especially horrible near the Bangsar LRT station, as there was a MASSIVE 2 hour plus delay from Jalan Templer and Taman Desa on the NPE towards Jalan Bangsar.

Traffic was also very bad for most of the Klang Valley's main roads and highways.

Meanwhile, Rapid KL has clarified that a signalling fault was to blame for this morning's disruption. This small power unit is the main cause of the 19-train failure. However, the rail operator has assured LRT commuters that they do maintenance on the system every month.

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Anyway, if you were stuck in terrible traffic this morning and needed proof to show your boss it wasn't your fault for being late, you're welcome!

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Japan Is Using Recycled Gadgets To Make Their 2020 Olympic Medals!

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You can definitely count on Japan to come up with smart and innovative ideas!

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In 2017, the organising committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics announced that they will be making the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded at the game from materials extracted from electronics donated by the public.

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The project began in April 2017 with the committee asking consumers to drop off their old electronic devices, such as smartphones, cameras, and laptops into collection boxes placed at over 2,400 NTT Docomo (a mobile phone operator in Japan) stores, as well as at a number of post offices and other public buildings.

Recently, the organising committee announced that they expect to be successful with their plan to make the medals out of recycled electronics. The Japanese municipal authorities managed to collect about over 47 thousand tons of electronic waste, including more than five million recycled mobile phones.

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According to the committee, the Japanese public, companies across Japan, as well as national and international athletes showed huge levels of support for the project.

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The organising committee’s target of 2,700kg of bronze was met in June 2018, while 93.7% of the 30.3kg of gold and 85.4% of the 4,100kg silver target was met by October 2018.

“It is estimated that the remaining amounts of metal required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals can be extracted from the devices already donated.”

Speaking about the project, Sports Directior of Tokyo 2020 Koji Murofushi told press during a news conference in 2017 why they’ve come up with the project.

“There’s quite a limit on the resources of our earth, and so recycling these things and giving them a new use will make us all think about the environment.

Having a project that allows all the people of Japan to take part in creating the medals that will be hung around athletes’ necks is really good.”

According to Smithsonian Magazine, promoting sustainability isn’t the only reason for the recycling program. The 2020 Olympics was met with criticism over the game’s soaring price tag and the recycling project is seen as a public indicator that the committee is taking cost-cutting measures seriously.

The program ends on 31st March and the designs for the Olympic and Paralympic medal designs will be revealed this summer.

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Should Malaysia Bar Paralympic Israeli Swimmers From Competing In The Country?

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Malaysia recently disallowed the Israeli Paralympic Swimmers from competing in Malaysia, which resulted in us losing the right to host the tournament.

Hafidz Baharom is a columnist from The Sun Daily. He wrote a widely shared piece on the issue where he criticised Malaysia’s decision to not allow the Israeli swimmers from competing in our country, calling the decision a hypocritical one. Many Malaysians agreed with his stance.

Puan Seri Norma Hashim is the Treasurer of Viva Palestina Malaysia. She has been involved with the plight of the Palestinian people for several years and has published two books to share their stories.

We spoke to both of them to hear their thoughts on the issue.

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Malaysia recently disallowed the Israeli Paralympic Swimmers from competing in Malaysia, which resulted in us losing the right to host the tournament.We spoke to Hafidz Baharom from The Sun Daily and Puan Seri Norma Hashim, Treasurer of Viva Palestina Malaysia to hear their thoughts on the issue.

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