No need to print out MySejahtera vaccination cert, says deputy health minister

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali has urged those who have been fully vaccinated to just show their digital certificates in their MySejahtera mobile application to enforcement personnel, instead of printing them out.

Several Malaysians had printed, and even laminated their digital certificates, as the government, over the weekend, relaxed rules for those who had been fully vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

“You don’t have to print it (the digital certificate) out. Just show your certificate on your MySejahtera (mobile application),” said Dr Noor Azmi.

“Those fully vaccinated can also show the white Covid-19 vaccination card that is given to them after completing their doses.”

He said this would suitable for senior citizens who were registered as dependents by their children.

Among the relaxed regulations for fully vaccinated individuals include dining-in at eateries and inter-district travel at states observing Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan.

Dr Noor Azmi also added that the ministry and police were investigating claims of digital certificates being sold online.

A doctor had recently posted on Facebook that digital certificates – to “certify” that an individual had been fully vaccinated – were being sold at RM15 each

Malaysia today recorded 20,780 new Covid-19 cases, with Selangor recording the most cases (6,921) followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,065) and Johor (1,693).

Here are Twentytwo13‘s news highlights for today.

E-COMMERCE SALES CONTINUE TO REGISTER SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

Income from e-commerce transactions in Malaysia rose 23.3 per cent, year-on-year, to RM267.6 billion in the second quarter of 2021, the Department of Statistics Malaysia revealed today.

In a statement, the department said the growth in e-commerce transactions was driven mainly by the manufacturing and services sectors.

Due to the low base effect, the revenue of the services sector recorded significant growth of 20.5 per cent, to RM404.5 billion, compared to the same quarter, the previous year.

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Uzir Mahidin said the wholesale and retail trade, food and beverages and accommodation segments saw an increase in sales of 21.8 per cent (RM324.6 billion), followed by information and communications, and the transportation and storage segments (14.7 per cent, or RM59.5 billion).

JB MAYOR REMANDED THREE DAYS TO FACILITATE PROBE INTO GRAFT

Johor Bahru City Council mayor Datuk Adib Azhari Daud, who was nabbed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for allegedly taking bribes, has been remanded for three days, starting today.

The remand order was issued this morning by Johor Bahru subordinate courts senior assistant registrar, Zulhilmi Ibrahim.

The remand was to facilitate a probe allegedly involving Adib and contractors, to approve projects when he was mayor of the Iskandar Puteri City Council.

Adib, 60, served as Iskandar Puteri City Council mayor from November 2017 to November 2019. He is scheduled to retire soon.

GUAN ENG GIVES STATEMENT TO COPS OVER DATARAN MERDEKA RALLY

Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng gave his statement to police this afternoon following a rally by MPs at Dataran Merdeka last week due to the suspension of the Dewan Rakyat’s special sitting.

Lim spent about an hour at the northeast district police headquarters. He was accompanied by his lawyer and Jelutong MP, RSN Rayer.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, and Rayer, gave their statements to police yesterday.

Others who had also given their statements included Langkawi MP Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

BUSINESSWOMAN LOSES OVER RM105K IN LOVE SCAM

She fell in love with a man on Facebook in 2018, only to realise three years later, that she had been duped.

A 36-year-old businesswoman from Felda Serting Hilir, Jempol, Negeri Sembilan, was duped by a person who claimed to be ‘K.A. Agus’ from Palembang, Indonesia.

The duo first interacted on Facebook Messenger, and later, Whatsapp. The man then started asking for money from the victim, saying he faced financial difficulties.

The woman then sent money to the man, beginning Aug 31, 2019. In all, there were 19 transactions, totalling RM105,523.

The victim finally realised she had been cheated and lodged a police report on Monday.

5.6 QUAKE IN INDONESIA, TREMORS FELT IN KL, PJ

Several buildings in Peninsula Malaysia shook, following an earthquake this afternoon. The epicentre of the quake was identified at 18km southeast of Padang Sidempuan in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the earthquake measured 5.6 on the Richter scale and occurred at a depth of 19km.

Tremors were felt around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The department said there was no threat of a tsunami to Malaysia.