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Is Taylor Swift Performing Satanic Rituals At Eras Tour?!

Is Taylor Swift performing three different Satanic rituals at her Eras Tour concerts?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Taylor Swift Is Performing Satanic Rituals At Era Tour!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that an entertainment industry insider has revealed that Taylor Swift is performing Satanic rituals at her Eras Tour concerts!

Industry Insider Reveals Taylor Swift Is Performing ‘Satanic’ Rituals At Eras Tour Concerts

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Truth : Taylor Swift Is Not Performing Satanic Rituals At Era Tour!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Shane Lynch Provided No Evidence

Let me start by pointing out that Shane Lynch, who was formerly a member of Boyzone, did indeed claim that Taylor Swift was performing “Satanic rituals” at her Eras Tour concerts.

I think when you’re looking at a lot of the artists out there, a lot of their stage shows are Satanic rituals live in front of 20,000 people without them realising and recognising. You’ll see a lot of hoods up and masks on and fire ceremonies.

Even down to Taylor Swift – one of the biggest artists in the world – you watch one of her shows and she has two or three different demonic rituals to do with the pentagrams on the ground, to do with all sorts of stuff on her stage. But to a lot of people it’s just art and that’s how people are seeing it, unfortunately.

However, Shane Lynch provided no evidence to back up his claims that Taylor Swift was performing two or three different “demonic rituals” at her Eras Tour concerts.

Wearing hoods or masks isn’t Satanic, neither are “fire ceremonies”, whatever those are. There is also no evidence of any pentagram on Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour stage at any venue.

Fact #2 : Devil’s Horns Are Not Satanic

The People’s Voice article called “the sign of the horns” a Satanic symbol. That’s not true.

The hand gesture that Taylor Swift flashed (and so did Ice Spice at the Super Bowl) is also referred to as “devil’s horns”. However, it is not demonic or Satanic. In fact, several cultures use it to ward off evil spirits!

It was popularised by Ronnie James Dio of the heavy metal band, Heaven & Hell and the rock band Black Sabbath, who copied it from his Italian grandmother who often used it. In the Italian culture, the sign of the horns is a protective gesture like the pentagram. Called el corna, it is used traditionally to ward off the “evil eye” (mallocio).

It’s not the devil’s sign like we’re here with the devil. … It’s to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it. So it’s a bit like “knocking on wood.”

The sign of the horns is also used by Hindus and Buddhists. The hand gesture is called “Karana Mudrā“, and is used to “expel demons” and remove “sickness or negative thoughts“. So the showing the sign of the horns is actually the OPPOSITE of worshipping Satan or evil spirits.

In modern times, the devil’s horns / sign of the horns has become a common rock ‘n’ roll gesture, and a mainstream way of saying, “Hell, yeah!“, or “Rock on!

Recommended : Did Ice Spice Show Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl?!

Fact #3 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Pope Francis announced Vatican – Freemasonry collaboration?!

Did Pope Francis just announce that the Vatican is now collaborating with Freemasonry?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Pope Francis Announced Vatican – Freemasonry Collaboration!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that Pope Francis just announced that the Vatican is now collaborating with Freemasonry!

‘New Era’: Pope Francis Announces Vatican Is Collaborating With Freemasonry

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Truth : Pope Francis Did Not Announce Vatican – Freemasonry Collaboration!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Pope Francis Did Not Announce Collaboration With Freemasonry

Let me start by pointing out that Pope Francis did not announce any collaboration with the Freemasonry. There was no such announcement by the Vatican, nor the Pope on his official Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The People’s Voice article, unsurprisingly, offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims that Pope Francis announced that the Vatican is now collaborating with the Freemasonry.

Fact #2 : Only One Cardinal Called For Dialogue With Freemasons

The crux of this bizarre claim is merely based on a single closed-door meeting in Milan between Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (wrongly spelled as Coccopalmiero in the article), and the heads of Italy’s Freemasonic lodges.

In that meeting on the history of relations between the Catholic Church and the Freemasonry, Coccopalmerio said that he believed “an evolution in mutual understanding” had taken place between the Catholic Church and Freemasonry over the past 50 years, and that he hoped “these meetings don’t stop there”.

Fact #3 : Pope Francis Earlier Confirmed Masonic Ban

Pope Francis made his opinions of Freemasonry quite clear just a few months ago, when the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a document on the Catholic Church’s continued ban of Freemasonry on 13 November 2023.

The note, which was signed by its Prefect, Cardinal Victor Fernandez, and approved by Pope Francis (source), reaffirmed that Catholics are forbidden from joining the Freemasonry.

… active membership in Freemasonry by a member of the faithful is prohibited, because of the irreconcilability between Catholic doctrine and Freemasonry, and the Guidelines published by the Bishops’ Conference in 2003.

… those who formally and knowingly are members of Masonic lodges and have embraced Masonic principles fall under the provisions of the above-mentioned Declaration. These measures also apply to any clerics enrolled in Freemasonry.

To be clear – Freemasonry is still banned by Pope Francis and the Vatican.

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Fact #4 : Freemasons Wants Excommunication To Be Lifted

Francesco Coccopalmerio is the first Cardinal to call for continued dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Freemasons. However, that does not mean it is now official Vatican policy, nor does it mean there will actually be additional meetings between the Catholic Church and the Freemasonry.

But what is clear from that Milan meeting is that the Freemasonry would like the Catholic Church to allow Freemasons to be freely admitted to the church. This was clearly stated in the National Catholic Register article referred by the The People’s Voice article, so it is odd why it would claim that the Vatican would collaborate with Freemasonry.

The Freemasons are not asking to “collaborate” with the Vatican, only to allow its members to become Catholics, and that Catholics be allowed to join the Freemasonry.

Fact #5 : Freemasonry Isn’t A Religion

The People’s Voice article calls Freemasonry “the world’s oldest secret religion”. Well, it is a secret society, but it is definitely not a religion.

Freemasonry is not only generally open to people of all religions, it actually forbids discussion of religion with its lodges. Freemasonry official adheres to this principle:

Freemasonry is not a religion, nor a substitute for religion. There is no separate ‘Masonic deity,’ and there is no separate proper name for a deity in Freemasonry.

Needless to say – there is no evidence that Freemasonry is tied to Satanism, as Lucifer only exists in the Abrahamic religions, and Freemasons have diverse religions.

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Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Ice Spice Show Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl?!

Did Ice Spice flash demonic hand gestures, while openly wearing a Satanic inverted cross, and a Balenciaga outfit?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ice Spice Showed Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl!

Some people have been posting a video and photos purportedly showing Ice Spice flashing demonic hand gestures at Super Bowl LVIII, while watching the game with Taylor Swift. They also claim or suggest that Ice Spice openly wearing a Satanic inverted cross, and a Balenciaga outfit, is evidence she is a Satanist!

End Wokeness : Demonic hand gestures on the big screen, upside down cross, Balenciaga sleeve.

Not even hiding it.

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Truth : Ice Spice Did Not Show Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl!

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of conspiracy fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter)…

Fact #1 : Devil’s Horns Are Not Satanic

The viral video clip which shows Ice Spice flashing the devil’s horns with her hands is genuine, and was recorded during Super Bowl LVIII on 11 February 2024. At that time, the American rapper was watching the game with Taylor Swift.

However, the hand gesture that is often referred to as “devil’s horns” or “sign of the horns” isn’t demonic or Satanic. In fact, several cultures use it to ward off evil spirits!

It was popularised by Ronnie James Dio of the heavy metal band, Heaven & Hell and the rock band Black Sabbath, who copied it from his Italian grandmother who often used it. In the Italian culture, the sign of the horns is a protective gesture like the pentagram. Called el corna, it is used traditionally to ward off the “evil eye” (mallocio).

It’s not the devil’s sign like we’re here with the devil. … It’s to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it. So it’s a bit like “knocking on wood.”

The sign of the horns is also used by Hindus and Buddhists. The hand gesture is called “Karana Mudrā“, and is used to “expel demons” and remove “sickness or negative thoughts“. So the showing the sign of the horns is actually the OPPOSITE of worshipping Satan or evil spirits.

In modern times, the devil’s horns / sign of the horns has become a common rock ‘n’ roll gesture, and a mainstream way of saying, “Hell, yeah!“, or “Rock on!

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Fact #2 : The Inverted Cross Isn’t Satanic Either!

The inverted cross that Ice Spice wore at Super Bowl LVIII is also real, and was designed by Alex Moss. However, that inverted cross isn’t Satanic or demonic either.

Thanks to horror movies, and conspiracy theories, some people believe that the upside-down or inverted cross is satanic, or the symbol of a Satanist. But it is actually the Cross of St. Peter – an ancient symbol of St. Peter’s crucifixion in Christianity.

In Christian history, St. Peter insisted that he be crucified upside down as he did not believe that he was worthy of being crucified in the same way as Jesus Christ. Hence, the Catholic Church uses the upside down cross (without a corpus) to represent St. Peter.

In fact, the Pope – as a successor of Peter, employs the inverted cross as a symbolic reminder of Saint Peter’s martyrdom. As long as the upside down cross does not have a corpus (a figure of Christ), it is not satanic or demonic.

Fact #4 : No Evidence Balenciaga Is Satanic

Bizarrely, some people are pointing out that Ice Spice wearing a Balenciaga outfit is evidence that she is Satanic.

As far as I can determine – there is nothing Satanic or demonic about a Balenciaga outfit. Needless to say – none of those who made those claims have actually provided any evidence that Balenciaga fashion is Satanic or demonic, or that Satanists wear Balenciaga to show their devotion to Satan.

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Did Mel Gibson Call Prince William The Antichrist?!

Did Mel Gibson call Prince William the Antichrist, and the future king of the NWO’s one world government?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Mel Gibson Called Prince William The Antichrist!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Mel Gibson just told staff and associates that Prince William is the Antichrist, and the future future king of the one-world government ushered in by the New World Order!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) rambling article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Mel Gibson: ‘Prince William Is the Antichrist’

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No Evidence Mel Gibson Called Prince William The Antichrist!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence Mel Gibson Called Prince William The Antichrist

The People’s Voice article claimed that Mel Gibson told his staff and associates that Prince William is the Antichrist, and the future king of the New World Order’s one world government.

However, a quick check showed that it is the only source for quotes attributed to Mel Gibson, which is surprising since celebrity blogs and mainstream media outlets have, and certainly would have, reported on such controversial claims… if he actually made them.

Yet, no one else has apparently seen Mel Gibson call Prince William the Antichrist. In fact, I can find any evidence Mel Gibson ever commented on Prince William! There is also no evidence Mel Gibson ever met Prince William either.

Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims.

Fact #2 : Princess Diana Died In A Car Crash

The People’s Voice article claimed that Princess Diana was sacrificed in an Illuminati blood ritual.

That is easily disproven – Princess Diana and her partner, Dodi Fayed, died from injuries sustained in a fatal car crash in Paris, France.

The many photographers who were following their car, witnessed the crash. Some rushed to help the victims, while others took photographs. Needless to say – no one ever claimed to have witnessed Princess Diana being sacrificed in an Illuminati blood ritual.

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Princess Diana was sacrificed in an Illuminati blood ritual.

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Fact #3 : Lethal Weapon 5 Has Not Been Confirmed

The People’s Voice article claimed that Mel Gibson is preparing to direct Lethal Weapon 5 in Los Angeles.

Well, Mel Gibson has been “preparing” to do that for years now. As of 19 February 2024, there is still no evidence that Lethal Weapon 5 has actually been “green-lit” for production this year.

In November 2021, Gibson revealed in a London interview that he was “in talks” to helm and direct Lethal Weapon 5, to honour his friend and the director of its previous films – Richard Donner, who passed away in July 2021.

Then in 2022, Mel Gibson expressed confidence in a Screenrant interview that Lethal Weapon 5 could arrive in 2023. However, that never happened.

Finally, Daniel RPK – a “semi-reliable industry insider” suggested that in December 2023, that Lethal Weapon 5 was in the works, with shooting expected to start in 2024, with Mel Gibson directing and reprising his role of Martin Riggs. He also suggested that Danny Glover will return as Roger Murtaugh.

That said – no one else – not Mel Gibson himself, Warner Bros or Danny Glover, have confirmed the rumour.

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Was Carrie Johnson Just Exposed As Occult Satanist?!

Was Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, just exposed as an Aleister Crowley worshipping occult Satanist?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Carrie Johnson Was Just Exposed As Occult Satanist!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, was just exposed as an Aleister Crowley worshipping occult Satanist!

Former British PM Boris Johnson’s Wife Exposed as Aleister Crowley Worshiping Occult Satanist

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson has been exposed an occult Satanist who worships Aleister Crowley, the unabashed occultist and self-described “wickedest man in the world.”

The revelations comes days after Vladimir Putin revealed to Tucker Carlson that Johnson as prime minister scuppered a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Photos of Johnson’s wife engaged in ritual Satanic acts have now emerged, with the former prime minister’s wife pictured next to a man with “Do as thou wilt” and “Big beast” scrawled on his body.

During Johnson’s time as prime minister, Bradshaw capitalized on her public persona by campaigning against single use straws.

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Truth : Carrie Johnson Was Not Just Exposed As Occult Satanist!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The Daily Mail Posted Them in 2018

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that photos of Carrie Johnson engaging in ritual Satanic acts were revealed “days after” the Vladimir Putin – Tucker Carlson interview was released.

That’s simply not true, because The Daily Mail posted those photos on 12 September 2018 – more than 5 years earlier!

Fact #2 : Photos Were Posted On Carrie Johnson’s Social Media

The photos were not leaked or exposed, because it appears that Carrie Johnson posted them on her own social media account! As per The Daily Mail article:

She may have gone to ground since finding herself at the centre of a political storm, but there was a time when Carrie Symonds was rather less camera-shy, as these pictures show.

Taken from Miss Symonds’s social media posts, they show the 30-year-old former Tory aide, who has been linked to Boris Johnson, in a variety of glamorous poses on holiday, and even starring in a ‘satanic sex cult’ theatre production during her university days.

Fact #3 : It Was A University Play

The photos also do not show Carrie Johnson (born Caroline Louise Beaver Symonds on 17 March 1988) engaging in “ritual Satanic acts” as The People’s Voice article claimed.

The photos showed her acting in a play at Warwick University, where she was a drama student from 2006 to 2009. The theatre production was based on the writings of the self-styled mystic Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947.

Carrie Johnson was just acting in the play, and wasn’t actually engaging in Satanic acts… just like how Tom Cruise was only acting in the Mission Impossible movies, and isn’t actually an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).

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Fact #4 : Aleister Crowley Wasn’t A Satanist

Despite being described as a Satanist, Aleister Crowley stated that he did not consider himself one, and he did not worship Satan, because he doesn’t even believe the Christian worldview that Satan exists!

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Pope Francis Order Christians To Pray To Satan?!

Did Pope Francis just order Christians to pray to Satan for real enlightenment?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Pope Francis Orders Christians To Pray To Satan!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims Pope Francis just ordered Christians to pray to Satan for real enlightenment!

Here is an excerpt from the long, and (intentionally?) rambling article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Pope Francis Orders Christians To ‘Pray to Satan’ for ‘Real Enlightenment’

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Truth : Pope Francis Did Not Order Christians To Pray To Satan!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Pope Francis Did Not Order Christians To Pray To Satan

Let me start by simply pointing out that Pope Francis did not order Christians to pray to Satan for real enlightenment in a ceremony that was broadcasted across the world.

There was no broadcast, international or otherwise, in which Pope Francis ever ordered Christians to pray to Satan. The People’s Voice certainly offered no evidence to back up its claim – not even the video of the ceremony that was allegedly broadcasted to the entire world.

If Pope Francis really called for Christians to pray to Satan, it would have been covered worldwide by news outlets, Christian websites, and social media would have “blown up”. Yet, no one mentioned this except for The People’s Voice???

Fact #2 : Pope Francis Never Called Klaus Schwab “More Important Than Jesus”

The People’s Voice article also offered no evidence that Pope Francis ever called WEF founder Klaus Schwab “more important than Jesus”. In fact, it only referred to its own article (long debunked) making that claim.

Fact #3 : Pope Francis Screenshot Is Fake

The People’s Voice article and video used a cover photo which appears to feature a screenshot of a post by Pope Francis on X (formerly Twitter), in which he appears to say “We must open our hearts to Satan, for he is risen.

That is definitely a fake screenshot, because Pope Francis never posted anything like that on his X account. On top of that, the screenshot shows Pope Francis’ account with a blue checkmark. The real Pope Francis account has a gray checkmark.

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Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did This Muslim Man Just Marry An 8 Year-Old Girl?!

Did this elderly Muslim man just marry an 8 year-old girl?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : This Muslim Man Just Married An 8 Year-Old Girl!

People are sharing this photo, claiming or suggesting that it shows a Muslim man who just married a very young girl.

David Vance : Husband and wife, Islam approved. Thoughts? (screenshot)

David Atherton : Yes, that is his wife (screenshot)

Mrutyunjay Joshi : 40 year of man with skull cap marries 8 year old girl who was her grand daughter. A little girls dies at Suhagraat.

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Truth : That Muslim Man Did Not Marry An 8 Year-Old Girl!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The Photo Was From 2016

The viral photo isn’t new, even though people are posting it in 2023. It has been circulating since 2016, and keeps going viral over the years.

Fact #2 : The Photo Was Taken In Turkey

Even though some have posted the photo together with screenshots of news articles suggesting that this occurred in Yemen, the viral photo was actually taken in Elâzığ, a city in Turkey.

Fact #3 : It Was A Kindergarten Ceremony

Regardless of what’s been claimed on social media, the viral photo does not show an old man and his very young wife. Neither does it show a wedding of the man and the very young girl.

The photo is one of many taken at a private kindergarten in Elâzığ, Turkey, showing the celebration ceremony held for children – boys and girls, who successfully completed their Quran education.

Notably, the girls came to the kindergarten ceremony dressed in costumes, including wedding dresses. However, it does not mean that they were there to be married off to old men!

The man in the viral photo is apparently the kindergarten’s principal, who shared those photos on the kindergarten’s social media account.

Needless to say – the parents of those children were also present! The photos also show the children receiving presents.

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Fact #4 : Bride Who Died On Wedding Night Was A Different Girl

The shocking case of an 8 year-old Yemeni girl called Rawan, who allegedly died on her wedding night, has been tied to this viral photo.

Allegedly, the girl died from internal bleeding and a uterine rupture, after having intercourse with her 40 year-old husband on their wedding night in the northwestern Yemeni town of Meedi.

The story was reported by a Yemeni social activist, and confirmed to Reuters by two residents in Meedi. However, a security official in the provincial town of Haradh denied that any such incident occurred. To date, no additional details have been reported, and it is not known if this incident actually happened.

Even if the story is true, that incident was reported in September 2013 – more than 10 years ago. That case has nothing to do with the viral photo above, which was taken three years later – in 2016.

Fact #5 : Dead Bride + Husband Photos Are False

To be clear – no known photo exists of the 40 year-old man, or his 8 year-old bride who allegedly died on their wedding night. The two viral photos that often accompany that story were misappropriated.

The man in the screenshot below is actually Ebrahim Yusuf Kazi, a 67 year-old imam who was jailed in 2011 for two years for sexually assaulting three young girls in the United Kingdom.

The girl, who appears to be dressed as a bride, was apparently taken from a Russia-1 video uploaded in 2012, about child brides in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) of the former Soviet Union.

I should also point out that the girl’s name is not Ilham Mahdi al Assi. That is a 13 year-old Yemeni girl who died after bleeding from her first sexual intercourse with her 23 year-old husband, Abed al-Hikmi. That happened in April 2010, and her husband was detained by the police.

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Did Al Franken Get Jew Call Warning Of 9/11 Attacks?!

Did US Senator Al Franken get a Jew call, warning of the 9/11 attacks before they happened?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : A Jew Call Warned Al Franken About 9/11 Attacks!

Conspiracy theorists keep claiming that former US Senator Al Franken received advance warning of the 9/11 attacks through “Jew call”.

Apparently, Al Franken himself claimed that a “Jew call” helped him escape getting killed when the Twin Towers collapsed, or was “demolished” by the Zionists.

The evidence, they claimed, was clearly stated in his 2003 book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them:

One of the widely disseminated stories was that no Jews died in the collapse of the Trade Towers because they had received calls telling them not to go to work that day.

To tell you the truth, I got the Jew call. I had an office in the Trade Center where I used to do most of my writing. The call came from former New York mayor Ed Koch.

“Al,” he told me, “don’t go to work on the twenty-third day of Elul [September 11, 2001].

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Truth : A Jew Call Did Not Warn Al Franken About 9/11 Attacks!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS surrounding the September 11 attacks, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : His Book Was Political Satire

What people may not know is that the book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, was political satire.

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them was a satirical piece on American politics, targeting Republicans and conservative personalities and media. Its subtitle “A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right” was actually a parody of the Fox News tagline – “Fair and Balanced“.

Fact #2 : Al Franken Writes A Lot Of Satire

Al Franken was not just a US Senator, he is also an American comedian, actor and writer. In fact, he was a regular writer and performer on Saturday Night Live in the 70s and 80s!

Before Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, he wrote a number of satirical books, like:

After Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, he wrote The Truth (With Jokes) and Al Franken, Giant of the Senate – more political satire books. As you can probably tell by now, Al Franken likes to write political satire…

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Fact #3 : Al Franken Was Satirising Jew Call Claims

Conspiracy theorists keep insisting that it was not clear that what Al Franken wrote was just satire. They keep telling everyone to “read between the lines“.

The truth is – anyone who even reads the book can clearly see that Al Franken never actually said he got a Jew call that gave him advance warning of the 9/11 attacks.

The conspiracy theorists merely cherry picked the part they wanted, and “conveniently” removed the rest. Take a look:

One of the widely disseminated stories was that no Jews died in the collapse of the Trade Towers because they had received calls telling them not to go to work that day.

To tell you the truth, I got the Jew call. I had an office in the Trade Center where I used to do most of my writing. The call came from former New York mayor Ed Koch.

“Al,” he told me, “don’t go to work on the twenty-third day of Elul [September 11, 2001].

Actually, I watched the events of that awful day from Minneapolis, where I was visiting my mom. Mom’s in a nursing home, so I was staying at a hotel.

That morning, as I grabbed some coffee, I noticed people huddled around the TV. A plane had hit the World Trade Center. Must have been a commuter plane. Maybe the pilot had a heart attack or something.

Then the second plane hit. It was sickening. Then came the Pentagon. We were under attack.

Somehow, I got through to my wife in Manhattan. She was fine at home on the Upper West Side about 5 miles north of the (World) Trade Center. My son was at school on the Upper East Side, my daughter away at college.

As I watched the first Tower collapse, I was stunned. But I still couldn’t register the magnitude of what was happening, even as the second one went down.

I spent the rest of the day at the nursing home watching TV with my mom.

As you can see, Al Franken was not even in New York at that time. He certainly did not receive any “Jew call”.

In fact, he was satirising the conspiracy theory that Jews did not die in the 9/11 attacks because they received a “Jew call” – an alert not to go to the Twin Towers.

Did these conspiracy theorists and bloggers lie about what Al Franken said in his book? Or were they blind to what he wrote?

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Fact #4 : Many Jews Died In 9/11 Attacks

Conspiracy theorists claim that no Jew died in the 9/11 attacks because they received the “Jew call” to avoid the Twin Towers on the 23rd of Elul (September 11, 2001).

However, at least 400 victims of the 9/11 attacks were either “confirmed or strongly believed to be Jewish“, according to The New York Times.

On the other hand, only 28 Muslims died in the Twin Towers, and another 3 Muslims were passengers on the two planes. If there was a conspiracy, you would expect the Zionists to do a much better job of protecting their kind, no?

Fact #5 : Al Franken Did Not Have Any WTC Office

Finally, I should point out that Al Franken did NOT have an office in any of the World Trade Center buildings.

So even if there was a Zionist conspiracy to demolish the Twin Towers and blame it on “the innocent Muslims”, there was no need for anyone to give him a “Jew call”.

He wouldn’t have gone to the World Trade Center on that September 11, 2001, or any other day for the matter, because he never had an office there!

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Is This The New US Ambassador To Jamaica + His Wife?!

A photo allegedly showing the new US ambassador to Jamaica and his wife at a party has gone viral on social media! Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-07-31 : Added fact check video, and photo of Joyce Perry
Originally posted @ 2023-07-29

 

Claim : This Is New US Ambassador To Jamaica + His Wife!

This photo that allegedly shows the new US ambassador to Jamaica and his wife at a party has gone viral on social media, with people claiming that Jamaica has refused to accredit them as a couple because they are gay!

George Njoroge : The new US Ambassador to Jamaica and his ‘wife’. Jamaica is refusing to accredit them as a couple as they don’t recognise gay marriages.

The US in turn is refusing to renew the diplomatic status of Jamaican Ambassador to US and Consulate General in Miami… A diplomatic row is brewing 😅

JustSociety : This is the new US ambassador to Jamaica and his wife. Jamaica is in a rage over this but the US says they will cut off all aid to Jamaica if they do not let him and his wife go there to do their job. 🤷

That Lunda Guy : The New US ambassador to Jamaica with his wife, Jamaica refusing to accredit them as Jamaica doesn’t recognize gay marriages. The Us is planning to close down Jamaican consulate in Miami.

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Truth : This Is Not The US Ambassador To Jamaica + His Wife!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS designed to disparage the LGBT community, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Jamaica Refused To Accredit Spouse Of US Diplomat

First, let me start by pointing out that this fake photo appears to be circulating over claims that the Jamaican government is refusing to accredit the spouse of an incoming US diplomat, because same-sex marriage is not recognised in Jamaica.

The Jamaican media also claimed that the US State Department has retaliated by refusing to extend the stay of some Jamaican diplomats.

Jamaican authorities, including Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kamina Johnson Smith, allegedly argued that accrediting the gay spouse of that US diplomat would be in breach of the Jamaican constitution.

However, the Jamaican ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has downplayed those reports, saying that US denials to the extension for serving diplomats are nothing new, and not related to the current diplomatic spat.

Over the past two years, we have requested a few extensions, and some were denied. The fact is that the USA gave two years’ notice of this policy change, and many persons who were or will be affected have been here for well over five years.

Such long-term stays in the US were never the intent of these work visas when they were issued, so this policy is an effort by the USA to return to the diplomatic accreditations’ original intent. As a government, we agree and respect this policy position.

Marks also explained that the US requested to extend diplomatic privileges and immunity to the same-sex spouse on June 20, 2023. Jamaica declined the request on July 5, and contrary to claims, the United States did not repeat their request:

Based on the foregoing, and the timeliness of the response, it is clear that the request by the United States was not ignored and contrary to reports, no ‘second demand’ was made.

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Fact #2 : That Was Photo Of Conchita Wurst + Andre Karsai

The viral photo is actually of famous Austrian singer and drag queen, Conchita Wurst, and her business manager and the executive director of her company, Andre Karsai.

Conchita is actually the drag queen persona of Thomas Neuwirth, with a fictional backstory – Conchita was born in the mountains of Colombia, and married to French burlesque dancer Jacques Patriaque (Neuwirth’s actual friend)

He says this Conchita Wurst persona is similar to Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce alter-ego, and uses it as a way to protect his private life.

Neuwirth is gay but not a trans woman. He uses the he/him pronouns when referring to himself, but uses she/her to describe his Conchita Wurst character.

Conchita Wurst is best known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. She also had a cameo in the 2020 movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Here is an interesting fact about the character’s name. Conchita is a Spanish slang word for vagina, while Wurst is a German slang word for penis. So Conchita Wurst literally means vagina penis!

In 2019, Neuwirth introduced a new mononymous persona called WURST, which would allow for a “more masculine expression”.

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Fact #3 : That Photo Was Taken At 2019 Vienna Opera Ball

The viral photo was taken at the Vienna Opera Ball that took place 28 February, 2019, by Jeff Mangione of Kurier magazine. Here is Conchita Wurst with the Austrian Minister of Justice, Dr. Josef Moser.

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And this was her Instagram post at Wiener Opernball 2019 :

Fact #4 : No Evidence US Is Closing Jamaica Consulate In Miami

Embassies and consulates are legally considered to be the territory of the country they represent. Therefore, the Jamaica consulate in Miami is legally Jamaican territory.

While the US can order the closure of embassies and consulates, and expel the foreign diplomatic staff, this only happens when there is a serious deterioration of relations.

There is no evidence that the US is planning to order the closure of the Jamaican consulate in Miami.

Fact #5 : US Ambassador To Jamaica Is N. Nick Perry

The US Ambassador to Jamaica is Noah Nickolas Perry, who assumed his office on May 13, 2022, after being confirmed in the US Senate on March 10, 2022.

To be clear – he remains the US Ambassador to Jamaica. Furthermore, he is not in a same-sex marriage – his wife is Joyce Perry, who bore him two children.

Vice President Kamala Harris administers the oat of office for US Ambassador to Jamaica N. Nick Perry, with his wife, Joyce Perry, holding the family bible, May 9, 2022

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Selangor Civil Servants Get Extra Hari Raya Haji Holiday!

The Selangor state government just announced an extra Hari Raya Haji holiday for civil servants!

 

Selangor Civil Servants Get Extra Hari Raya Haji Holiday!

On Tuesday, 27 June 2023, the Selangor State Secretary Datuk Hari Karim announced an additional Hari Raya Haji holiday on Friday, June 30, in addition to the existing holiday on Thursday, June 29.

However, this additional Hari Raya Haji holiday will only apply to civil servants in the Selangor state’s departments, agencies, and local authorities.

Government subsidiaries (GLCs) and private companies are not subject to this directive. It will be up to each respective employer to decide whether to grant their employees an additional Hari Raya Haji holiday.

Statutory bodies, government subsidiaries and private parties, however, are not subject to this directive and are left to the discretion of their respective employers under the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265).

The additional day would grant those lucky enough to receive it a long 4-day weekend, in line with the 2023 school holidays.

This would likely result in heavy traffic on the highways as people take this opportunity to return to their hometowns to celebrate Hari Raya Haji with their families.

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Did These Famous People Mock God And Die?!

Did these eight famous people mock God, and consequently died early?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Did These Famous People Mock God And Die?!

This story has not only been posted on many websites, it has been repeatedly shared on social media and even WhatsApp and Telegram.

The stories have a variety of names – “Famous People Who Mocked God And Died Untimely“, “Untimely Deaths Of Famous People Who Mocked God“, or just “8 in 8‘, whatever that meant!

The story is very long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS? I SURE DIDN’T TILL NOW

Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death!

Make a personal reflection about this…… Very interesting, read until the end……

It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7):

 

Truth : These Famous People Did NOT Mock God And Die!

This is yet another example of religious FAKE NEWS created to warn people that the Christian God is vengeful and will kill those who mock him.

The good news is – nothing in the viral story is true, and here is a TLDR summary of the reasons why…

John Lennon

  • The interview was conducted by the London Evening Standard, not a US magazine as claimed.
  • He was killed 14 years after making that statement, not immediately as claimed.
  • He was shot 4 times, not 6 times as claimed.

Tancredo Neves

  • Tancredo Neves never made such a claim.
  • He was also a religious Catholic, and very unlikely to ever mock God.
  • To become President, he only needed a majority vote from 686 members of the Electoral College, not 500,000 votes.
  • He did not get sick and die just one day before becoming President.

Cazuza

  • Cazuza died from AIDS-related complications, not lung cancer.
  • There is no evidence he ever mocked God.
  • He did not smoke during his Canecão concert in 1998.

The Man Who Built The Titanic

  • None of the men associated with the financing, design or construction of the Titanic ever claimed that “Not even God can sink it”.
  • The comment was most likely made by a deck hand to Sylvia Caldwell, a second class passenger on the Titanic.

Marilyn Monroe

  • Marilyn Monroe never met or spoke to Billy Graham in her entire life.
  • As a practising Jew, it would have been correct for her to say that she did not need Jesus.
  • She never told anyone, preacher or not, that “I don’t need your Jesus”.

Bon Scott

  • The song “Highway To Hell” did not mock God, or any religion.
  • Marilyn MansonLazlo BaneMaroon 5Bruce Springsteen and even Billy Joel covered the song, but did not die early deaths.
  • Millions of people sang the same song, but did not die early deaths.

2005 Campinas Car Accident

This is a truly preposterous story that does not appear to be true because…

  • Why would a mother let her daughter get into a car of obviously drunk teens?
  • Why would teens have a crate of eggs in the trunk of their car?
  • If the trunk survived the accident, it would have allowed for easy identification of the car.

Christine Hewitt

  • There is no evidence she ever criticised the Bible.
  • She was shot dead, not burned to death as claimed.
  • Her body was burned to destroy evidence and/or to cover up the act of murder.
  • Her husband and his brother were charged with her murder.

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John Lennon Mocked Religion, Not God

The John Lennon quote was somewhat inaccurate. He never mocked God, he only mocked Christianity, saying:

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right.

We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first — rock and roll or Christianity.

Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.

More importantly, that interview was NOT conducted by a US magazine, but with Maureen Cleave from the London Evening Standard.

When it was first published in the London Evening Standard in March 1966, there was no outcry. It was only when Datebook, a US teen magazine printed the same quote five months later, that protests broke out in the United States.

Even so, it took fourteen years after that statement for a born-again Christian called Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon.

But he didn’t shoot Lennon six times (as claimed). He shot 5 times at John Lennon, hitting him 4 times.

Was Mark David Chapman God’s avenging hand? If so, then it’s obvious that God believes that revenge is a dish best served cold.

 

Tancredo Neves Did Not Mock God

There is no evidence that Tancredo Neves ever made such a claim. It would have been out-of-character to mock God, since he was a religious Catholic by all accounts.

Catholic priest and historian, José Oscar Beozzo, said of him – “Tancredo was a profoundly religious man” (Source : Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America, Page 176).

The Archbishop of São Paulo at that time, Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, said,

He was loved by the people and is being very much missed. He was also a personal friend and a good Catholic. I was at his side when he died.

Tancredo Neves also did not need 500,000 votes from his party, because the Electoral College that elected him as President only had 686 members.

Tancredo won 480 (70%) of the Electoral College votes. 480 votes, ladies and gentlemen, not 500,000 votes.

Finally, Tancredo Neves did not die a day before being made President. He fell sick much earlier, complaining of abdominal pains, and was admitted to the hospital a day before his inauguration on March 15, 1985.

He died on April 21, 1985 after undergoing 7 surgeries in 38 days (Source : The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir, Page 160).

 

Cazuza Did Not Mock God

Cazuza, whose real name is Agenor Miranda Araújo Neto, did indeed die at the age of 32. However, he died from AIDS-related complications, not lung cancer as the hoax claims.

There was also no evidence Cazuza ever mocked God, specifically “while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said ‘God, that’s for you.’ during a show in Canecio [sic] (Rio de Janeiro)”.

Despite extensive searches, I have not come across a direct testimony by a fan who attended the concert, that Cazuza actually mocked God in that manner, much less actual published articles on that act.

In fact, I located the only video I have ever seen of a full concert at the Canecão in 1998 on YouTube. In that video, Cazuza never smoked a cigarette during the entire concert, much less mocked God with cigarette smoke.

You have to wonder how the writer of this hoax knew about this, when it is virtually impossible to prove this act ever took place in this age of Google and YouTube.

 

The Men Who Built Titanic Did Not Mock God

The writer of this hoax cannot even name “the man who built the Titanic“, and claimed that “Not even God can sink it“. That’s because there is no such person.

First of all, the Titanic was not built or even paid for by any individual. It was built by Harland and Wolff, a shipbuilding company from Belfast, Ireland for the White Star Line, a shipping company.

Neither J. P. Morgan (whose holding company financed its construction), nor Joseph Bruce Ismay (the chairman of White Star Line) ever made such a claim to a reporter. The same is true for Thomas Andrews, the naval architect who designed the Titanic.

Which of these 3 men built the RMS Titanic? L to R : J. Bruce Ismay, J. P. Morgan, Thomas Andrews

The claim that “Not even God can sink it” was purportedly made by a deck hand to Sylvia Caldwell, a second class passenger on the Titanic :

After we came aboard the Titanic we were watching deck hands carrying up baggage I said to one “Is this ship really unsinkable?”

He answered “Yes, lady, God himself could not sink this ship.”

White Star Line, and its parent company, International Mercantile Marine, did make claims that the Titanic was practically unsinkable (due to its watertight compartments), but at no point did any of their representatives claim that “Not even God can sink it“.

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Marilyn Monroe Did Not Mock God

The claim that Marilyn Monroe was visited by Billy Graham just a week before she was found dead is categorically untrue.

As one of the most famous celebrities during her time, she was closely followed by fans and the press. So we know with certainty that Marilyn Monroe never met Billy Graham in her entire life.

Billy Graham also did not preach to Marilyn Monroe, or even had a conversation with her… ever.

According to a spokesperson for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, “there was no discussion between Marilyn Monroe and Billy Graham”. Therefore, we can safely say that this claim is utter nonsense.

Interestingly, Marilyn Monroe was a Christian who converted to Judaism in 1956, 6 years before she tragically died.

But whether she was a Christian or a Jew, she prayed to the same God, and it appeared that she took her religion rather seriously. At least, according to her rabbi, Robert Goldburg :

“She indicated that she was impressed with the rationalism of Judaism, its ethical and prophetic ideals and its concept of close family life,” wrote the Reform rabbi.

“Marilyn was not an intellectual person but she was sincere in her desire to learn. It was also clear that her ability to concentrate over a long period of time was limited.

However I did feel that she understood and accepted the basic principles of Judaism.”

Even after her divorce from her Jewish husband, Arthur Miller, Marilyn told Goldburg that she “remained committed to Judaism”.

Even if Marilyn Monroe did say that she did not need Jesus, that would not be an insult, but the correct belief of a practising Jew.

God would certainly not kill her for not accepting a prophet that was not part of her faith. Or would he?

 

Bon Scott Did Not Mock God

AC/DC released their hit single “Highway To Hell” in 1979, and yes, Bon Scott died six months later at the back of his friend’s car.

It was said that Bon Scott choked on his own vomit, after passing out from a night of heavy drinking. That is certainly a possibility when someone’s totally wasted.

However, his official cause of death was “acute alcohol poisoning“.

More importantly though, Highway To Hell became one of the most famous songs in the world. Millions of their fans sang the same song, and many more still do today.

Many other singers also covered the song, including Marilyn Manson, Lazlo Bane, Maroon 5, Bruce Springsteen and even Billy Joel. Yet, they did not die from the wrath of God, did they?

And why should God be angry at Bon Scott, or anyone singing about going down the “Highway to Hell”? The song in no way mocked God or any religion.

 

2005 Campinas Car Accident Likely Did Not Happen

The purported Campinas car accident in 2005 cannot be corroborated in any way. But the story itself is preposterous, for several reasons.

  1. Which mother in the world would let her daughter sit in the car of obviously drunk teens?
  2. Why would there be a crate of eggs in the trunk of a car driven by drunk teenagers?
  3. In any accident, the trunk is the most likely part of the car to survive a head-on collision.
  4. If the trunk survived intact (as the story claims), then the car would have been easy to recognise.

Common sense would dictate that this is nothing more than a rather silly urban legend designed to drive the fear of God into “foolish” teens.

 

Christine Hewitt Did Not Mock God

First of all, there is no evidence Christine Hewitt called the Bible “the worst book ever written”. Even if she said that, that would be a criticism of a book, not mocking God.

Christine Hewitt was found burnt beyond recognition in her Toyota Hiace minivan. However, that was only done to cover up the act of murder, and/or to destroy evidence.

She did not spontaneously combust or die as a result of the fire, as the hoax insinuates.

She was actually shot dead and her body placed in her minivan, which was then driven to a lonely rural road before being set on fire.

Her husband, David Lloyd Gordon, and his brother, Wordsworth Gordon, were ultimately charged with her murder.

Obviously, they are not the hands of God… unless God condones murder?

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Did Robert Pattinson Just Die Suddenly At Home?!

Did Twilight and Batman star, Robert Pattinson, just die suddenly at home?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Robert Pattinson Just Died Suddenly At Home!

Some Twilight fans are freaking out on social media, claiming that Robert Pattinson just died suddenly at home!

rip robert pattinson 🙁

Gone too soon. RIP

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (June 09, 2023), our beloved actor Robert Pattinson passed away. Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986 in London. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page

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Truth : Robert Pattinson Did Not Die Suddenly At Home!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : People Were Mixing Him Up With Pat Robertson!

Most of the recent viral posts occurred because people were mixing Robert Pattinson with the controversial Christian evangelist, Pat Robertson.

Pat Robertson died at home on June 8, 2023, and when the news broke, many people mixed up the names, and “thought” it was Robert Pattinson who died!  This is what is known as a cognitive glitch.

Mixed up Pat Robertson and Robert Pattinson in the group chat today

I keep reading Pat Robertson as Robert Pattinson

Many people were ecstatic after realising that it was just a brain mix-up!

I love my brain because basically it’s been telling me all day that Robert Pattinson has died, which would be sad, and it unscrambles and I see again that Pat Robertson died, which is awesome.

how many others read pat robertson and panicked because they thought it was robert pattinson and immediately after they realized they were like oh happy pride month!

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Left : Robert Pattinson (actor)
Right : Pat Robertson (controversial Christian evangelist)

Fact #2 : Robert Pattinson Is Still Alive + Well!

Unlike Pat Robertson, Robert Pattinson (born Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson on 13 May 1986) is still very much alive and well.

He was last seen publicly leaving a New York City gym with his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, on Monday afternoon, 5 June 2023.

If Robert Pattinson was even injured, never mind died, the worldwide media and celebrity websites and blogs would have reported on his injury.

Yet, no legitimate media, or even celebrity blogs, reported his sudden death. That’s because it never happened.

Fact #3 : Robert Pattinson Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Robert Pattinson death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actor Robert Pattinson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his role in The Twilight Saga is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Robert Pattinson Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Robert Pattinson’s unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Celine Dion, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Taylor Swift, Simon Cowell, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Bieber, Harrison Ford, Sylvester StalloneTom Hanks, Lucy Liu, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, and Melanie Laurent.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that it is a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Fact Check : Do Amaravalli Flowers Look Like Birds?!

Do Amaravalli or Amarvaili flowers really look like purple-headed birds? Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Amaravalli / Amarvaili Flowers Look Like Birds!

People are sharing a photo of Amaravalli / Amarvaili flowers that appear to look like purple-headed birds!

This flower is called amaravalli. If u see from far it looks like a bird, if u zoom it , u can make out the reality

It is also being posted by religious people as evidence of God’s power and creativity.

This flower is called AMARAVALLI. At first glance, you see birds on a branch, but by enlarging the image, you can watch one of God’s beautiful creations.

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Claim : Amaravalli / Amarvaili Flowers Do Not Look Like Birds!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS shared on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Is An Old Photo

First of all, I should point out that this isn’t a new photo, or the first time this photo went viral on social media.

It has been shared on social media and various websites since at least February 2017, if not earlier. It just keeps going viral every 2 years or so.

Fact #2 : Amaravalli Is Tamil Name For Cassytha filiformis

When I first looked up the name Amaravalli, I could find no flower or plant by that name. It turned out to be the Tamil name for Akashavalli, which is the Sanskrit name for love-vine, Cassytha filiformis.

Language Common Name
English Love-vine, Air creeper
Sanskrit Akashavalli, Amrtavalli, Khavalli
Tamil Amaravalli, Ammaiyarkoonthal
Hindi Amarbeli
Chinese 無根藤
Japanese スナヅル
Malay Rambut puteri

Fact #3 : Amaravalli Flowers Do Not Look Like Birds

Amaravalli, which is better known by its English name – love-vine, or its scientific name, Cassytha filiformis, is a parasitic vine that grows in many warm, tropical regions worldwide – from the Americas, to Southeast Asia, Australia and even Africa.

Cassytha filiformis produces flowers, but they are tiny and white in colour. They also look nothing like birds, as this photo clearly shows.

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Fact #4 : Viral Photo Is Of Cyanotis cristata

As you can surmise by now, the viral photo does not show Amaravalli / Akashavalli / love-vine / Cassytha filiformis flowers. The flowers belong to a completely different plant called Cyanotis cristata.

Cyanotis cristata is a creeping herb that is native in the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Southeast Asia, Ethiopia, and Mauritius. Its leaves and stems are eaten as vegetable in West Java.

Fact #5 : The Photo Appears To Be Carefully Framed

Unfortunately, I was not able to trace the source of the original photo, because it was shared so many times on many websites and social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

However, the photo appears to be genuine, albeit it was carefully framed to make the leaves and flowers look like birds from a distance. It is possible though that the leaves were coloured to make them purple – Cyanotis cristata has green leaves which may be brownish / reddish at the edges.

In any case, here are other examples of real Cyanotis cristata leaves and flowers. As you can see, they don’t really look like birds at all… maybe more like caterpillars with a purple crown?

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake News About Nature

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created about nature. Here are other examples you may have seen on WhatsApp, and social media platforms:

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Did Death Appear At King Charles’ Coronation?!

Did Death aka the Grim Reaper cross Westminster Abbey during the Coronation of King Charles III?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Death Appeared At King Charles’ Coronation!

People are posting video clips that appear to show Death aka the Grim Reaper crossing Westminster Abbey during the Coronation of King Charles III!

Who invited the Grim Reaper? #Coronation #death

The Grim Reaper, the personification of death, was spotted at the coronation of King Charles III

Death traverses the halls of the palace during the coronation of King Charles III. A sign that was deliberately intended for the camera of the public and reveals the new epoch to us.

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Truth : Death Did Not Appear At King Charles’ Coronation!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Viral Video Is Genuine

Some people are claiming that the video was altered by Russian / Chinese agents to make a mockery of the British royal family. Others are claiming that the video was taken down to “scrub out” Death / the Grim Reaper.

That’s not true – the video is genuine, and was part of the live telecast to more than 20 million people. The livestream was not removed to be edited either.

Fact #2 : This Viral Photo Was Edited

This photo showing Death / the Grim Reaper with a scythe was edited from the original screenshot.

In the original screenshot, the figure is only carrying a staff or rod. The fake news creator added a blade to the end of that staff / rod, to make it appear like it was Death / the Grim Reaper.

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Fact #3 : It Was A Verger, Not Death / Grim Reaper

Newsweek settled the matter by simply contacting Westminster Abbey, which identified the figure as a verger – a member of the abbey community who assists with religious services, but is not a member of the clergy.

A verger is sometimes seen carrying a rod before a bishop or dean as his symbol of office. That could explain what the verger was carrying – a rod, and not a scythe.

So no, it was not Death or the Grim Reaper, but simply a lay person who was helping out during the coronation.

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Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About Royal Family

This is just another example of fake news about the British royal family, although I have to point that most people did not really believe that it was Death or the Grim Reaper.

However, here are other examples of genuine fake news about the British royal family…

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MILO Malaysia Ramadan Contest Scam Alert!

Please watch out for the MILO Malaysia Ramadan contest scam!

Find out why it is just a SCAM, and WARN your family and friends!

 

MILO Malaysia Ramadan Contest Scam Alert!

People are now sharing the MILO Malaysia Ramadan contest on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger :

MILO Malaysia Ramadan gift

Through the questionnaire, you will have a chance to get 2000 Ringgit.

MILO Malaysia Ramadan gift

We have prepared a lot of cash gifts as Ramadan gift.

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MILO Malaysia Ramadan Contest : Why This Is A Scam!

Unfortunately, this is yet another survey scam, like the Tenaga Nasional 33rd Anniversary scam!!

Nestle confirmed that the viral MILO Malaysia contest a scam in a 30 March 2023 statement on their website:

Nestlé Malaysia Notification on Scams

We have been alerted of a MILO Ramadan Contest offering cash prizes to the public upon completion of a questionnaire. Please be informed that this is a scam which aims to mislead the public.

Nestlé views this matter seriously and has reported it to the relevant authorities.

If you have received a post or message on this, or know anyone who has:

DO NOT share the post
DO NOT provide any personal details (e.g. bank account numbers)
DO NOT make any payments

This is yet another example of a survey scam, that scammers have been using for years:

Now, let me show you how to spot these scams next time!

If you spot any of these warning signs, DO NOT PROCEED and DO NOT SHARE!

Warning Sign #1 : Bad Grammar

Most of these scammers do not have a good command of the English language, so if you spot bad grammar, stay away.

Proper contests or events sponsored by major brands like Nestle will have at least one PR or marketing person who will vet the text before allowing it to be posted.

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Warning Sign #2 : Offering You Free Money Or Gifts

Please do NOT be naive. No one – not even large companies like Nestle – is going to give you money or free gifts just to participate in a survey!

Nestle is a corporation whose business is to make money, not a charity to give you free money.

Warning Sign #3 : Not Using The Real MILO Domain

A genuine Nestle or MILO marketing campaign would use their real domains – www.milo.com.my or www.nestle.com.my.

Or they would run it off the official MILO Malaysia page on Facebook – www.facebook.com/MiloMalaysia/.

If you see nonsensical domains like findinggreedy.cn, consequentlybewilder.cn, merefamily.top, 0yjjg61.cn, 1eaf1rnbeef.top, ldxqw.bar, etc. that’s a sign it’s a SCAM!

Warning Sign #4 : Asking You To Forward The Offer

No brand will insist that you must share the offer with 5 groups or 20 friends on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Do not click to forward their offer to your family and friends. They will not appreciate being scammed with your help!

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Warning Sign #5 : Asking You To Download + Register An App

If you click through and joined the fake survey scam, you will eventually be asked to download and register for an app.

This is VERY DANGEROUS. Never agree to download and register for any unknown app from a website.

Always download your apps from an official App Store like Google Play Store (for Android smartphones) and Apple App Store (for iPhones).

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Did Pope Francis Suddenly Become A Fashion Icon?!

Did Pope Francis recently become a fashion icon, sporting trendy sunglasses and puffer coats?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Pope Francis Is Now A Fashion Icon!

People are sharing photos of Pope Francis sporting trendy sunglasses and puffer coats, suggesting that he has now eschewed his simple clothes for the latest fashion!

Pope Francis was spotted sporting an all white fashion ensemble

Is he trolling?

Ian Miles Cheong : The Pope is a fashion icon. Respect the drip.

🚨 VEJA: Papa Francisco divide opiniões entre cristãos após aparecer com look fashion. Serviu?

🚨 WATCH: Pope Francis divides opinions among Christians after appearing with a fashionable look. Did it work?

Pope giving us a holy fashion sense 🥰🥰

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Truth : Fashion Photos Of Pope Francis Were AI-Generated!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created on TikTok, and shared on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The Photo Was Generated Using Midjourney

The first photo of Pope Francis sporting a fashionable white puffer coat appeared to have been created by trippy_art_special using Midjourney – a text-to-image generator powered by artificial intelligence.

Tripy_art_special posted four Pope Francis fashion photos in the Midjourney Reddit on Friday, 24 March 2023, with the title “The Pope Drip“, but only the first one went viral and was reposted in Twitter, where many people believed it was real, with some calling him “The Dope Pope“.

It then became an inspiration for other people to create their version of Pope Francis looking “dope”, creating the perception that Pope Francis ditched his simple clothes for the latest fashion.

It is unknown if the other photos were also created using Midjourney, or other AI image generators like DALL-E or Stable Diffusion.

Fact #2 : The Photos Have Anomalies

The viral photos of Pope Francis looking fashionable are amazingly realistic, but Midjourney and other text-to-image generators still have trouble with hands and fingers.

If you look at the first viral photo above, you can see that his right hand appears to have most of its fingers cut off, and yet, is implausibly holding onto some kind of object.

The right hand appears normal at first glance, but if you look closely, you will see something odd. Just under the sleeve, the thumb and three fingers are visible, with rings on the middle and ring (fourth) fingers. Yet, those two fingers mysteriously merge and become a single finger a short distance below the rings!

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Fact #3 : Pope Francis Is Famous For Dressing Plain

Unlike many of his predecessors, Pope Francis is notable for dressing plain and simple, dispensing with excess adornment.

Instead of silk, Pope Francis opts for simpler and cheaper material like wool. He also wears a simple white cassock, and simple black leather shoes made by a friend, Carlos Samaria in Buenos Aires.

He sports a basic black watch with a white dial, reportedly a Swatch that only costs about $56, and simple glasses. Even the cross he wears is the same iron cross he wore since his anointment as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992.

Pope Francis also chose to “reuse” a modest papal ring in gold-plated silver that was made decades ago, instead of a new papal ring made in gold specifically for him.

Hence, it is rather peculiar why so many people actually believe that Pope Francis is now a fashion icon with expensive taste!

Pope Francis’s penchant for simple, practical clothes has been coined as the “papal athleisure” style, which has been adopted by the cardinals and many Catholics. In a way, Pope Francis is a fashion influencer, even if he never meant to be one!

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Fact #4 : This Is Just Another Example Of AI-Generated Imagery

These fashion photos of Pope Francis are funny, but they are really just another example of AI-generated imagery that are becoming extremely common. Take a look at fake news based on AI-generated photos or videos:

With AI image generators like Midjourney, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion making it easy for people to create photorealistic images out of literally nothing, we can expect many more examples coming up.

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Are Malaysia Mamak Restaurants Funding Zakir Naik?!

Is controversial preacher Zakir Naik being funded by mamak restaurants in Malaysia?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Zakir Naik Is Funded By Mamak Restaurants In Malaysia!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, claiming that controversial preacher Zakir Naik is being funded by mamak restaurants in Malaysia!

Persatuan Restoran Mamak Malaysia (PRMM) has 17,351 restaurants in Malaysia. They have been donating RM 10/mth to Dr. Zakir Naik. Monthly fixed income given to him at RM175,000.00 every month not only to destroy unity of this Nation but also to propogate Islamic values to non-muslim natives.

Spending your money by patronising in Mamak Restaurants is indirectly helping this India’s wanted FUGITIVE to destroy our peaceful Nation. 😡

Let us Boycott all Mamak Restaurants nationwide with immediate effect.

Please viral this message.

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No Evidence Mamak Restaurants In Malaysia Are Funding Zakir Naik

There is really NO EVIDENCE that mamak restaurants in Malaysia are funding Zakir Naik, and here is what we know so far…

Fact #1 : This Is An Old Viral Claim

This claim about Zakir Naik being funded by the mamak restaurants in Malaysia isn’t new.

The viral message first started circulating in 2019, before going viral again in 2021, and now, in 2023.

Fact #2 : PRMM Does Not Exist

The Persatuan Restoran Mamak Malaysia (PRMM), which translates as Association of Mamak Restaurants of Malaysia, does not exit. There are only two associations in Malaysia representing mamak restaurants:

  • Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (PRESMA / Persatuan Pengusaha Restoran Muslim Malaysia), and
  • Malaysian Indian Restaurant Operators Association (PRIMAS / Persatuan Pengusaha Restoran India).

Representatives of both PRESMA and PRIMAS said they have never heard of PRMM.

Fact #3 : Both PRESMA + PRIMAS Denied The Viral Claim

Both associations representing mamak restaurants in Malaysia – PRESMA and PRMAS, denied the allegations that they are funding Zakir Naik.

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Fact #4 : Impossible To Have Over 17K Mamak Restaurants In Malaysia

While mamak restaurants may seem ubiquitous, there are not so many mamak restaurants in Malaysia.

PRESMA has about 4,000 members, although they are not all mamak restaurants.

PRIMAS, on the other hand, has about 1,150 members who operate banana leaf restaurants. Only 25% of its members were Indian-Muslims.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Malaysian Fake News

This is really just another example of fake news targeting people in Malaysia. Here are examples of other Malaysian fake news that I fact checked earlier.

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Muhyiddin Yassin Claims Jews Want PH To Win GE15!

Is former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin correct that Jews overseas are praying for Pakatan Harapan to win GE15 so it can Christianise Malaysia?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Muhyiddin Yassin : Jews Want Pakatan Harapan To Win GE15!

On Wednesday, 16 November 2022, former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Perikatan Nasional’s candidate for Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, made a startling claim.

At the Ceramah Mega PN Best event in Parit Jawa, Johor, he claimed that the opposition Pakatan Harapan party was an agent of Jews and Christians who want to Christianise Malaysia.

Here is a rough translated transcript of what he said in a short video clip that went viral on WhatsApp and social media:

His final decision was – don’t pick Barisan Nasional, and never ever vote for Pakatan Harapan. It’s a real danger. Pakatan Harapan is very dangerous.

I read this morning, after my morning prayers, that there is a video that shows a group of Jews (overseas) speaking about Malaysia. In their group, they are praying and talking about ways for Malaysia to “fall” into the hands of the opposition [Pakatan Harapan] that sponsors Jewish and Christian groups.

For me, this is dangerous! This could mean there will be a Christianisation process [of Malaysia]. Didn’t we hear the stories before, of Malays going to church on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. It looks like they converted to Christianity.

I’m not think they will expand quickly because most are us are Muslims. But their agenda is that one day, they will take over Malaysia as one of their colonies. This is one of their long-term strategies.

Maybe we cannot see it now, but not too far in the future, if we are not careful, it can happen. Nauzubillah min zalik (May Allah protect us from that).

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Jews May Want PH To Win GE15, But Not To Christianise Malaysia

It is sad, but not unexpected, to see yet another politician use race and religion to stoke fear in a last ditch effort to win an election.

Yes, this is yet another example of political FAKE NEWS, created by a politician to win votes, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence Of Jews Praying For PH Win In GE15

Muhyiddin Yassin claimed that he read about a video showing a group of Jews discussing about Malaysia, and praying for Pakatan Harapan to win GE15.

There is no evidence such a video exists. There is also no evidence that is a group of overseas Jews who are praying for a Pakatan Harapan win in GE15, or discussing ways to make that a reality.

The former Prime Minister did not back up his claims with the article or the video, as one would do if it’s true.

A video showing foreigners attempting to interfere in Malaysian politics, would have been DYNAMITE! Yet, the former PM did not use that dynamite…. why?

That’s likely because the video, or the article about such a group of meddling Jews, does not exist.

Fact #2 : Nothing Wrong With Jews Praying For PH Win In GE15

Even if there are Jews overseas praying for Pakatan Harapan to win in GE15, so what? Everyone – whether they are Malaysians or foreigners, is entitled to his/her personal opinions, and preferences.

If these overseas Jews prefer Pakatan Harapan to win, that’s their right. It’s no different from how Malaysians publicly proclaim which American presidential candidate they prefer to win… or whether they prefer Benjamin Netanyahu as Israeli PM, or Naftali Bennett.

As long as the Jews, Christians, Muslims or even atheists overseas are not interfering with the 15th General Election in Malaysia, it’s their right to pray or root for whatever politician or political party in Malaysia they prefer.

Read more : What Must You Do Before + During GE15 Election?

Fact #3 : Jews Are Not Christians, Christians Are Not Jews

I’m shocked that the Muhyiddin Yassin is not aware that Jews are not Christians, and Christians are not Jews.

He apparently claimed that the Jews want Pakatan Harapan to win, in order to Christianise Malaysia. Why on Earth would the Jews want to Christianise Malaysia??? They are Jews, not Christians!

That is like claiming that Star Trek fans want Pakatan Harapan to win, so they can turn Malaysians into Star Wars fans. Can you see how STUPID that is?

Fact #4 : Singapore Did Not Turn Into Christian / Jewish Colony

Muhyiddin Yassin alleged that the Jewish and Christian agenda is to turn Malaysia into a Jewish and/or Christian colony.

This appears to be an attempt to weaponise Malaysia’s past as a British colony, and he did not offer any evidence to back up this “nefarious plot”.

The problem with that claim is that – we have “evidence” in the form of Singapore, that it will not happen.

Singapore used to be part of Malaysia, before leaving the federation in 1965. Despite its common roots with Malaysia, Singapore has been ruled by the People’s Action Party – whose Malaysian equivalent would be DAP (Democratic Action Party), which is a member of Pakatan Harapan.

Yet, there is no evidence that Singapore has turned into a Christian or Jewish colony of any kind. Muslims in Singapore have the same rights as Muslims in Malaysia to practice their faith.

Fact #5 : Race + Religion Are The Refuge Of The Incompetent

Race and religion are often used by incompetent politicians to win votes, because they are bereft of ideas and/or abilities.

Good politicians will SHOW YOU what they did for the country, and tell you HOW they can help further improve the country.

Bad politicians can’t do that, so they have to rely on scaring you with false claims of attacks on your race and religion, so you will vote for them even though they have proven to be corrupt and/or incompetent.

So whenever a politician starts badmouthing someone’s race and/or religion, that should set off a red flag – what is he/she trying to hide?

Please WATCH OUT about such FAKE NEWS on WhatsApp and social media.

Remember – democracy does not guarantee us a good government. Democracy only guarantees us the right to vote out a bad government!

Happy voting on 19 November 2022!

 

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Do Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Contain Pork?!

Do vegan Tonkotsu noodles contain pork, and are therefore not halal for Muslims to eat?!

Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Contain Pork!

A packet of vegan Tonkotsu noodles has gone viral, with people claiming that it contains pork, and is therefore not halal for Muslims to consume. It’s often accompanied by comments like:

Kepada yg suka sgt Japanese Food. Berhati2 lah. (To those who love Japanese food, be careful)

Dunia hari ini… hati2 bila membeli (Be careful when buying things in today’s world)

Something is off about this

 

Truth : Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Do NOT Contain Pork!

The photo of the Tonkotsu noodles packet has gone viral, with Muslim netizens in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand deeply concerned about its halal status, so here is what you need to know…

Fact #1 : That Is A Packet Of Vegan Tonkotsu Instant Noodles

First, let me just point out that many netizens did not bother to look at the photo properly.

It is stated clearly on the packet that it contains Tonkotsu with pork bone broth flavour.

The small labels also point out that this packet is not only vegan, it has a gluten-free soup base.

Fact #2 : Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Do Not Contain Meat

This packet of vegan Tonkotsu noodles does NOT contain meat. Certainly not pork.

In fact, vegan food products by definition do NOT contain any animal products. That means it won’t contain meat, eggs, dairy products, or any other animal-derived substances.

The soup is made to mimic the taste of pork bone broth, using yeast extracts and garlic powder amongst other things.

For example, here are the ingredients of the Nissin Tonkotsu Instant Noodles – a similar vegan tonkotsu ramen product :

Noodles: Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Potassium Chloride (Salt Substitute), Sodium Phosphates, Potassium Carbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Alginate, Guar Gum, Green Tea Powder, Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

Soup Base: Sugars (White Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose), Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Yeast Extracts, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Garlic Powder, Fully Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Onion Powder, Dehydrated Green Onion, Guar Gum, Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oil, Milk Protein, Silicon Dioxide. Black Garlic Oil: Palm Oil, Garlic, Vegetable Oil, Caramel Colour.

As you can see – its ingredients are not only completely halal, they are also completely vegan.

Fact #3 : NAHA Halal Logo Was Used Without Permission

The packet of vegan Tonkotsu noodles also has a Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA) logo, which proclaims that it had been certified halal.

However, NAHA issued a statement on August 19, 2022 stating that it did not certify this noodle producer as Halal, and the brand did not receive their permission to use the NAHA Halal logo.

We never certify this company as halal. Even if the product is vegan, our Halal standards clearly explain that we dont allow this kind of label even if all ingredients are halal and process is halal dedicated. We are searching which company has used this label with our halal mark without our permission. Please discourage this and wherever you saw this product, please inform the store that this is fake label and fraud label.

Fact #4 : Invalid NAHA Logo Does Not Mean It Is Not Halal

I have to point out that NAHA did not certify this company, so the use of their label is illegal, even if the product itself is halal.

That is a certification issue, and does not mean that the vegan noodles are not halal.

For example, if the noodle company paid NAHA to certify this particular Tonkotsu instant noodle product, it would receive a certificate and the right to use the halal logo for just 1 year.

If the brand does not continue to pay NAHA for the halal certification, it will lose the right to use its halal logo, even though the instant noodles have not changed one bit, and remain just as halal as it was before.

In other words – certification confirms that the product is halal, but the lack of certification or even the use of lapsed / false certification does not mean that the product is not halal.

NAHA, for example, offers halal certification for mineral water with a 2-year validity period. But does that mean that mineral water without the NAHA logo is not halal?

Of course, if you are in doubt about whether vegan noodles are truly halal, it’s best to check with the religious authorities in your country.

 

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The Famous Jesus Tree Of Lebanon Miracle Explained!

Take a look at the famous Jesus tree of Lebanon, and find out what’s the true story behind those viral photos!

 

Is The Famous Jesus Tree Of Lebanon A Real Miracle?

Pictures of the famous Jesus Tree – a tree that looks like Jesus crucified on a cross – are often shared on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, emails and elsewhere online.

These pictures are often accompanied by prayers and claims that it’s a true Christian miracle.

It really looks like Jesus crucified on a cross, doesn’t it? It would be quite a miracle if a tree actually twisted itself to look like that.

Or is it just pareidolia – the perception of a familiar pattern or image, where none actually exists?

 

The Famous Jesus Tree Of Lebanon Really Exists!

For Christians who need vindication for their faith, we have good news and bad news.

The good news is the Jesus Tree exists. The bad news is it is neither natural, nor supernatural. It is certainly not miraculous.

The Jesus Tree is the artistic creation of Lebanese poet, painter and sculptor Rudy Rahmè, who carved it out of a dead cedar tree in the forest of the Cedars of God (Al Arz el Rab) in Northern Lebanon.

Here is the original picture taken by louppe1 in June 2007.

Credit : Louppe1, 6th June 2007

On the 24 July 2015, when a James Morales took this picture below, and made it viral on Facebook by calling it evidence of “the power of God’s goodness…” :

Credit : James Morales, 24th July 2015

The truth and the far more mundane fact is that it took Rudy Rahmè 5-6 years to carve that sculpture. Here is a closer look at the sculpture.

Credit : Maria, 24th March 2014

Rudy Rahmè did not just create that famous Jesus Tree. He also carved Jesus’ image into other cedar trees in the Cedars of God.

Credit : Commons.Wikimedia.org

Credit : Commons.Wikimedia.org

 

The Jesus Tree Was Created By Man, Not God

Instead of misleading other people into thinking that the Jesus Tree is a supernatural or miraculous creation, we should give the artist Rudy Rahmè props for turning these dead cedars into such incredible works of art.

He is the true miracle behind the Jesus trees of Lebanon!

 

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Can Flower of the Holy Spirit Transform To Dove?!

An orchid called the Flower of the Holy Spirit appears to change from a saint to a flying dove, when it blooms!

Learn more about this spectacular and divine miracle, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Flower of the Holy Spirit : From Saint To Dove!

People are sharing these photos of the Flower of the Holy Spirit, together with this helpful explanation :

This is one of the orchid species named Flower of the Holy Spirit. It starts blooming during Pentecostal period once a year.

Before bloom, it looks like praying saints, when the flower blooms, it looks like a flying dove. How amazing is God’s Creation!

 

Flower of the Holy Spirit : It Would Be A Miracle Indeed!

It would be a miracle if either of the two pictures above are the Flower of the Holy Spirit. The sad fact is that this is yet another divinely-inspired fake story.

The only factual thing about the whole post is that they are both orchids. Everything else was made up.

Fact #1 : Neither Are The Flower of the Holy Spirit

There is an orchid called The Flower of the Holy SpiritPeristeria elata.

Also known as the Holy Ghost orchid, dove orchid, or flor del Espiritu Santo in Spanish, this is what it looks like!

Fact #2 : The Orchid On The Left Is Green-Yellow Catasetum

The orchid that looks like praying saints? That’s Catasetum viridiflavum, commonly known as the Green-Yellow Catasetum.

We hate to burst your divine bubble again, but generally their “arms” do not fold inwards. It’s hard to find photos that show these “saints” praying…

You have to look for the rare examples with drooping petals, and take the photos at a specific angle to make it look like a praying saint.

Fact #3 : The Orchid On The Right Is White Egret Flower

The orchid that looks like a flying dove is Pecteilis radiata, commonly known as the White Egret Flower, the fringed orchid or sagisō – the official flower of the Setagaya ward of Tokyo.

Not only is an egret a type of heron, not a dove… bird-like lip of this orchid droops downwards.

You need to frame the shot from underneath the orchid, at a certain angle, in order to obtain a photo that “appears” to show a flying dove.

Fact #4 : They Do Not Bloom During Pentecost

As far as we can tell, orchids do not observe the Pentecost – which is generally around mid-May to mid-June.

  • Catasetum viridiflavum (the “praying saints”) blooms sometime between end June to end September.
  • Pecteilis radiata (the “flying dove”) blooms sometime between early December and February.

Neither of the orchids in the picture actually bloom during Pentecost…

Fact #5 : It Would Be A True Miracle If It Happens

It would be a textbook case of a true miracle if Catasetum viridiflavum blooms into Pecteilis radiata during the Pentecost, or any other time for the matter.

But it is impossible for one orchid species to change into a different orchid species, just like how it is impossible for a Chihuahua to transform into a Doberman.

We will be sure to update you if this miracle ever happens. But for now, this is just … divine inspiration?

 

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Fact Check : Parishioners Go Down On Pastor For Holy Milk?

Did female parishioners go down on an evangelical pastor in Brazil, for his holy milk?

Find out what’s this holy milk business all about, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Parishioners Go Down On Pastor For Holy Milk?

This viral news has been circulating in several forms over the years. And it keeps getting shared as something new.

Many people just share the pictures, with some comments about the pastor offering his female parishioners his holy milk.

This is the “full version” that some are sharing, and is being posted on various “viral websites”.

Pastor Makes Females Give Oral In Church, Says To Get Holy Milk

Sao Paulo: An evangelical pastor has been arrested for raping his faithful, after convincing them that his reproductive organs contained “holy milk” which they need for holy healing.

Sobrino Valdeci Picanto, an evangelical pastor from Brazil, persuaded his followers that he practiced his strange beliefs because it was the way he preached the word, saying that his ‘milk’ was sacred.

And this pastor said his reproductives was blessed and that “the Lord had consecrated with divine milk of the Holy Spirit” and of course, had to go around evangelizing.

 

Pastor Valdeci’s Holy Milk : The Truth

The truth is this is just a fake story, created by a “satire” website, and reposted by many viral websites for the purpose of getting page views.

Here are the reasons why this is just another fake story…

Fact #1 : Sobrino Valdeci Picanto Does Not Exist

There is no Brazilian named Sobrino Valdeci Picanto as far as we can tell, much less an evangelical pastor called Sobrino Valdeci Picanto. For an evangelical priest, he seems to have an extremely focused and limited digital footprint.

There are over 4,300 references to “Sobrino Valdeci Picanto” in Google and every single one of them referred to the same fake story.

More importantly, none of them were from a credible source like O Globo, The Rio Times, or even tabloids like Super Notícia.

Fact #2 : That Lady Ate Grass, Not Holy Milk

The picture showing a lady about to puke her guts out, is actually a picture of a South African lady who just ate grass on the orders of her pastor.

In January 2014, Pastor Lesego Daniel ordered his congregation to get on their knees and eat grass to “be closer to God”.

God is at work and His people are testifying right now at the farm. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.”

After they ate the grass outside Rabboni Centre Ministries in Garankuwa (just north of Pretoria), he stomped on them until they vomited.

Fact #3 : The Lady In Screenshot Is A Porn Star

The “leaked video” does not exist, and the lady in the “screenshot” is actually a porn star called Tiffany Six.

The picture was a crop from a screenshot from one of her porn movies.

Fact #4 : It Was Created By Jesus Manero

This fake story was created by Victor Berriel, who posted it on the Brazilian satire blog, Jesus Manero on 11 January 2012.

The pastor in the original version was actually called “Valdecir Picanto Sobrinho“, not “Sobrino Valdeci Picanto”.

Here is a screenshot of the original Jesus Manero article, in Portuguese.

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National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP : 7 March Edition!

Here is the latest SOP for Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) for Malaysia!

Please SHARE this out, so your friends are updated on the latest Phase 2 SOP as well!

For Phase 1 SOP, please see PPN 1 SOP : 16 August 2021 Edition!
For Phase 2 SOP, please see PPN 2 SOP : 11 October Edition!
For Phase 3 SOP, please see PPN 3 SOP : 7 November Edition!

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP : Where Does It Apply?

This Phase 4 SOP currently applies to Labuan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Melaka, Selangor, Kuala LumpurPutrajaya, Terengganu, Johor, Perlis, Perak, Penang, Sabah and Kedah, Sarawak and Kelantan.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP : 7 March Edition!

This is the latest National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP that was released on 7 March 2022.

Fully Vaccinated Definition

Under this SOP, you are only considered fully-vaccinated if you meet these requirements :

  • For vaccines that require two doses (like the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Moderna or Sinopharm vaccines), the individual must exceed 14 days after receiving the second dose.
  • For vaccines that require only one dose (like the Johnson & Johnson and CanSino vaccines), the individual must exceed 28 days after receiving the second dose.

Individuals are considered to have received their booster dose as soon as they receive their booster dose. New!

For individuals who cannot be vaccinated on medical reasons, they must produce a medical report that has been verified by a registered medical practitioner.

Overseas Travellers In Phase 4 Areas

  • Travellers must download and active the MySejahtera app before travelling to Malaysia. They must click on the Traveller icon in the app, and fill in the Pre-Departure Form while overseas. New!
  • Necessary (travel) information required as evidence must either be uploaded into MySejahtera, or brought with you, for reference. New!
  • Malaysian citizens or foreigners who have homes in Malaysia (including PR and Malaysia My Second Home participants) arriving from overseas, are ALLOWED to undergo mandatory quarantine at home if they are fully vaccinated, on accepting a digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) subject to these conditions:
    – Show proof of a valid negative RT-PCR test taken within 2 days prior to departure.
    – Have a valid and complete COVID-19 vaccination certificate (depending on the type of vaccine).
    – Have no symptoms during the health screening conducted at the International entry point.
    – Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR screening test on arrival in Malaysia. New!
    – Have suitable accommodations to undergo quarantine.
  • The mandatory quarantine for overseas travellers is: Updated!
    – 5 days at home (if appropriate) or a quarantine station, for those who received a booster dose, or
    – 7 days at home (if appropriate) or a quarantine station, for those who are fully-vaccinated without a booster dose, or
    – 10 days at a quarantine station, for those who are unvaccinated, or have incomplete vaccination.
  • Travellers must perform self-assessment every day through the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera app until the end of his/her quarantine (whether it’s 5, 7 or 10 days after arrival). New!
  • Travellers do not need to undergo COVID-19 screening tests every day AND to be cleared from quarantine. New!
  • However, travellers must take an RTK-Ag self-test if they become symptomatic. If the test result is positive, the traveller must continue the quarantine and monitor his/her health status through the HAT every day. If the symptoms become worse, you must seek treatment at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) or a private health facility. New!
  • Travellers are cleared from their quarantine on the 5th, 7th or 10th day of quarantine, based on their vaccination status. New!
  • Children below 18 years of age travelling with parents or guardians will follow their quarantine periods. New!

Monitoring For Close Contacts

  • Individuals who received a booster dose and are not symptomatic, do not need to undergo quarantine. However, they must perform an RTK-Ag self-test on the 1st and 3rd day from the last date of exposure to the COVID-19 positive case. New!
  • Individuals who received a booster dose but are symptomatic, must undergo a 5-day quarantine at home and perform an RTK-Ag self-test. New!
  • 5 day home quarantine for fully-vaccinated individuals without booster dose (with or without symptoms). Perform RTK-Ag self-test when symptomatic. Updated!
  • 5 day home quarantine for unvaccinated / incomplete vaccinated individuals (with or without symptoms). Perform RTK-Ag self-test when symptomatic. Updated!
  • Individuals will receive a digital Home Surveillance Order. The digital HSO can be screen-printed and employers must accept the digital HSO as proof that the individual must undergo isolation / quarantine. New!

General Health Protocol In Phase 4 Areas

  • Licence holders and premise owners are REQUIRED to provide MySejahtera QR code at the door / entry points of shopping malls, supermarkets. wholesale markets, wet markets and night markets. Shops or kiosks inside shopping malls, wholesale markets, wet markets and night markets do NOT need to provide MySejahtera QR codes. Updated!
  • Hand sanitiser must be provided at the entrance, and customers must use it before entering.
  • The use of MySejahtera is mandatory. The use of logbook is only allowed in areas with no Internet connectivity, or other reasonable excuse (senior citizens, no smartphone, etc.). Updated!
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers and workers check in using MySejahtera. or the manual logbook if there’s no Internet connectivity.
  • Employers, employees, customers and visitors are required to check in using MySejahtera or write their names and phone numbers legibly in the logbook (if there is no Internet connectivity) before entering government / private premises. Offices within those buildings do NOT need to provide a MySejahtera QR code. Updated!
  • Symptomatic individuals are NOT ALLOWED to enter premises.
  • Malls and premise owners must ensure that only customers with Low Risk including Casual Contact Low Risk in MySejahtera are allowed to enter. Updated!
  • COVID-19 vaccination card can be used to show vaccination status in case there is no MySejahtera.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers must maintain physical distance of at least 1 metre at any time. Updated
  • It is MANDATORY for employees, suppliers and customers to properly wear face masks while within the premise.
  • There must be good ventilation at the premise according to ventilation and indoor air quality guidelines issued by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (JKKP).
  • Must comply with the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear a face mask, especially in public areas, EXCEPT in these places or situations :
    a) hotel room or paid accommodation, alone or with your own family
    b) Personal working space
    c) Sports and recreational activities
    d) Personal vehicle, alone or with your own family
    e) Indoor or outdoor public areas, when there are no other individuals
    f) While eating or drinking in public areas (except in restaurants or other food & beverage premises) Updated!

Education Sector In Phase 4 Areas New!

  • Hand sanitiser must be provided in appropriate areas, and everyone must use it.
  • All teachers, executive staff, support staff and visitors must scan the QR code using the MySejahtera app before entering education premises under the Ministry of Education (KPM).
  • Only teachers, executive staff, support staff and visitors with “Low Risk” status in MySejahtera, as well as confirmation of a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card, are allowed to enter education premises under KPM.
  • Parents / guardians must ensure that their children / wards are not symptomatic before sending them to school.
  • Symptomatic students or those who have COVID-19 positive family members staying in the same house (close contact) are NOT allowed to attend school.
  • Symptomatic students in schools must be isolated in isolation rooms for further action.

Travel Restrictions In Phase 4 Areas

  • Interstate travel is only ALLOWED for FULLY-VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS, by showing their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or vaccination card with ID card or passport for verification.
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are allowed to bring children 12 years and younger, subject to general health protocols.
  • Interstate travel is FORBIDDEN in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO / PKPD) areas.
  • Interstate travel by workers are subject to worker’s pass or employer’s confirmation letter.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated may travel for funeral and emergencies, after getting permission from the police.
  • All vehicles, whether driven by individuals, for transportation of goods or public transport, are allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Activities and services at all airports and ports are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours.

Civil Service

  • 100% attendance capacity is allowed
  • Civil service is subject to the current orders by the Secretary to the Government of Malaysia.
  • Must follow the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.

Meetings

  • Face-to-face meetings and interviews are ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals, at full venue capacity with physical distancing.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must undergo a pre-event test using a (saliva) self-test kit witnessed by the event organiser or with confirmation from a medical practitioner, before attending a face-to-face meeting; or conduct the meeting via video conferencing.
  • It is encouraged to conduct meetings through video conferencing.

Seminars, Trainings + MICE

  • Seminars, workshops, courses, trainings and talks including MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) are allowed for fully-vaccinated individuals, at full venue capacity with physical distancing.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated must undergo a pre-event test using a (saliva) self-test kit, or have confirmation from a medical practitioner before attending.
  • Undergo COVID-19 screening test in line with the National COVID-19 Screening Strategy.

Government + Private Events

  • Official events by the government or private sector are allowed for fully-vaccinated individuals, at full venue capacity but with physical distancing.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated must undergo a pre-event test using a (saliva) self-test kit, or have confirmation from a medical practitioner before attending.
  • It is encouraged to undergo a COVID-19 screening test in line with the National COVID-19 Screening Strategy.

Social Activities In Phase 4 Areas New!

  • Social events like feasts, religious festivals, engagement parties, weddings, receptions, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, retreats and other social events are ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals at 50% capacity with physical distance of 1 meter.
  • Attendees, organisers and staff must wear face masks at all times, except when eating and drinking.
  • Avoid 3C (Crowded, Closed and Chatting), and always perform the 3W (Wash, Wear, Warn).
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are allowed to bring children 12 years or younger, while following general health protocol.
  • It is encouraged to undergo a COVID-19 screening test in line with the National COVID-19 Screening Strategy.

Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Plantation and Commodities

  • All of these activities, and their supply chain, are allowed to operate according to their licences, except those mentioned in the Negative List.
  • Must obey the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.

Manufacturing, Construction, Mining and Quarrying

  • Manufacturing, construction, mining and quarrying activities are ALLOWED, according to these fully vaccinated rates :
    a) 80% to 100% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity
    b) Less than 80% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity only
  • Must obey the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.

Trade + Distribution

  • Trade and distribution sectors, including business and service activities, are allowed to operate according to the licences.

Businesses Open Only To Fully Vaccinated Customers

  • These businesses can only serve fully-vaccinated customers :
    1. Photographic equipment and photography shop
    2. Preloved (second hand) shop
    3. Flower and nursery shop
    4. Handicraft and souvenir shop
    5. Antique shop
    6. Games shop
    7. Carpet shop
    8. Creative content and equipment shop
    9. Outdoor equipment (including camping, fishing and other equipment)
    10. Cosmetics, skincare and perfume
    11. Tobacco shop (including vape and electronic cigarette)
    12. House and kitchen appliance shop
    13. Furniture shop
    14. Sporting goods shop
    15. Car accessories shop
    16. Car sales and distribution
    17. Clothes, fashion and accessories shop
    18. Jewellery shop
    19. Barber shop
    20. Beauty salon / center
    21. House show room
  • Premise owners must ensure that customers who wish to enter MUST show their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card, to prove that they are fully-vaccinated.
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to bring children who are 12 years old or younger to these premises.

Dine-In In Phase 4 Areas

  • Restaurant operators, including hotels, sports and recreational club houses, food shops, food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, food courts, food carts, and food kiosks are ALLOWED to offer dine-in services, subject to these conditions :
    – only accept customers who are fully-vaccinated, and not symptomatic.
    – premise owners MUST display a notice at the entrance stating that only fully-vaccinated customers who are asymptomatic are allowed in
    – only workers who are fully-vaccinated and asymptomatic are allowed to work
    – premise owners must arrange the tables with physical distancing, and ensure the premise has good ventilation.
    – dine-in is allowed with a physical distance of at least 1 metre.
  • Individuals who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to bring their children who are 12 years or younger to dine-in.

Markets

  • All markets, except night market and weekend market, are allowed to operate according to their licence or permit subject to the local authority (PBT) with SOP compliance and monitoring by RELA or PBT.
  • Wholesale markets are ALLOWED to open according to their licensed time, subject to the full vaccination of all employees, complying with the SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision.
  • Night market and weekend market are allowed to operate, subject to customers proving that they are fully-vaccinated by showing their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card.

Spa, Wellness Centre and Health Massage

  • Spa, wellness and massage parlours are ALLOWED to operate, on the condition that both customers and operators are fully-vaccinated.
  • Employees and customers must be fully-vaccinated, not COVID-19 positive and not close contacts to positive cases, and not symptomatic.
  • Walk-in is not allowed. Only customers with prior appointments are allowed.
  • Employees must wear disposable gloves, face mask and face shield while at work.
  • Employees must replace their disposable gloves, liners for the bed or mattress or chair, and clean all equipment including face shield before attending to each customer.
  • The ventilation system must be maintained according to schedule.
  • MOTAC will monitor these conditions :
    – spa operators must declare how many employees are fully-vaccinated to MOTAC before they are allowed to operate
    – SOP Self-Compliance Program, especially ventilation within the premise.
    – MOTAC will monitor compliance by conducting periodical spot checks
    – COVID-19 screening test of symptomatic employees

Education In Phase 4 Areas

  • Industrial training and skills training centres, including vocational college, TVET and so on are allowed to operate.
  • All schools and skill training institutes other than those under KPM, tahfiz centre and other educational institutes are subject to their relevant Ministry or Agency.
  • All institutes of higher learning will be open in stages to students who are fully-vaccinated.
  • Skills and industrial training sector, including vocational college, schools not under KPM, tahfiz centres, and other education institutes and all institutes of higher education must comply with the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.
  • All face-to-face and group learning are allowed at institutes of higher education for students have been fully-vaccinated, subject to strict SOP. Hybrid learning will be implemented for on-campus students. Online learning will continue for students who have not returned to campus.
  • International and professional exams, as well as research activities requiring lab access in tertiary education facilities are ALLOWED.
  • Students in boarding schools or universities are ALLOWED to continue hybrid studies.
  • Daycare and childcare facilities under the Welfare Department (JKM) are allowed to operate.
  • Private and public kindergartens, kindergartens in private, international and expatriate schools and mind development centres are ALLOWED to operate.
  • Home care or rehabilitation centres of children, the disabled (OKU), senior citizens, women and other care facilities are allowed to operate, subject to the SOP.
  • The operators and employees of these kindergarten, childcare and care facilities must be fully-vaccinated.
  • Kindergartens, childcare facilities, day care centres and similar care facilities must obey the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.

Religion In Phase 4 Areas

  • Prayer activities are ALLOWED for individuals who are fully-vaccinated, subject to the rules and SOP of the state Islamic religious authority.
  • It is encouraged to undergo a COVID-19 screening test before undertaking prayer activities in line with the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.
  • Islamic wedding ceremony (akad nikah) is ALLOWED only in the Islamic Religious Office / Department with the attendance capacity set by the State Religious Authority.
  • Prayer activities are ALLOWED for individuals who are fully-vaccinated, subject to the rules and SOP of the Ministry of National Unity (KPN).
  • Non-Muslim marriage registrations are allowed at the National Registration Department (JPN), houses of worship and religious associations, subject to limits set by JPN.
  • Burial activities are allowed according to limits set by the State Religion Authority (Islam) or the National Unity Ministry (Non-Muslim).

Sports + Recreation In Phase 4 Areas

  • All sports and recreational activities involving physical touch in outdoor areas are LIMITED to fully-vaccinated individuals. New!
  • All sports and recreational activities (with or without physical touch, performed individually or in groups) in indoor areas are LIMITED to fully-vaccinated individuals. New!
  • The operation of both OUTDOOR and INDOOR sports and recreational facilities are allowed at 100% capacity, with operation hours subject to licence, but limited to fully-vaccinated individuals. Children under 12 years of age who are not fully-vaccinated can undertake activities under supervision of fully-vaccinated parents / guardians / coach / instructor. New!
  • Group sports and recreational activities (with or without physical touch) under supervision are limited to the area capacity, and must not exceed 1,000 people at any one time (whichever is lower). Children under 12 years of age who are not fully-vaccinated can undertake activities under supervision of fully-vaccinated parents / guardians / coach / instructor. New!
  • All competitions or championships of sports (with or without physical touch, whether local or International), must have PERMISSION from the Sports Commission Office, and are limited to 1,000 participants at any one time for sports like triathlon, open water swimming, marathon, trail run, obstacle run and so on.
  • Spectator / supporter presence at sports and recreational venues are limited to 50% of capacity or 20,000 people (whichever is lower), and limited to fully-vaccinated individuals including their fully-vaccinated children. However, children below 12 years of age who are not fully-vaccinated are NOT allowed to enter.
  • The entry of foreign athlete, coach, official, technical help to Malaysia are subject to the rules governing entry of foreigners into Malaysia.
  • Everyone must obey the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.
  • Individuals who are not fully-vaccinated or unvaccinated are restricted to individual sports and recreational activities that do not involve touch, with physical distance of at least 1-3 metres performed outdoors.

Recreational Fishing

  • Recreational fishing, including at fishing ponds, is ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals.

Picnic + Camping

  • Picnic and camping are ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to bring children 12 years and younger for such activities, subject to strict SOP.

Creative Industry + Entertainment

  • All creative industry practitioners who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to resume these activities :
    – development and broadcast of recorded or live-streamed creative content
    – broadcast or livestream of information and entertainment
    – in-studio or outdoor filming
    – busking
    – lounge hotel performances
    – live performances like theatre, musical, music and comedy (pre-registered)
    – cinema activities
  • Everyone must comply with the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.

Tourism + Culture In Phase 4 Areas

  • Tourism and cultural activities are ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals, subject to physical distancing and venue capacity.
    – tourism attractions like beach activities, water sports, snorkelling, scuba diving, sports fishing, edutainment centre, recreational park, extreme park, adventure park, nature park, farm, aquarium, zoo and so on.
    – special interest activities like golfing, scuba diving, cycling, angling, yachting and so on.
    – ecotourism activities like bird watching, caving, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, hiking, jungle trekking, camping and so on.
    – art, culture and heritage premises like museum, library, art gallery, art and cultural village, cultural shows and so on.
    – theme park and family entertainment centre
    – academic premises like science centre, planetarium and Petrosains.
    – tourism and cultural events.
  • It is encouraged to undergo a COVID-19 screening test when conducting these activities.
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to bring their children who are 12 years or younger, subject to general health protocols.
  • Interstate tourism is allowed for fully vaccinated individuals, except to EMCO (PKPD) areas or any areas restricted by the government.
  • Licensed and registered hotel and homestay are allowed for fully-vaccinated individuals.
  • All other tourism and cultural activities, other than those specified in the Negative List, are allowed.

Cruise Ship

  • Cruise ships are ALLOWED to operate at 50% capacity, on the condition that all crew members and passengers are fully-vaccinated.
  • Pub and night club activities onboard are FORBIDDEN.
  • Must obey the National COVID-19 Testing Strategy guidelines.

Driving Lessons New!

  • Driving schools are ALLOWED to operate, on the condition that employees, teachers and candidates are fully-vaccinated, with digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card as evidence.
  • Only fully-vaccinated employees who are not symptomatic can work.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP : NEGATIVE LIST

These activities are FORBIDDEN using the National Recovery Plan Recovery Phase 4 SOP.

  • Night club or pub activities
  • Local tourism involving foreign tourists entering Malaysia, except those involving International Tourism Bubble. Updated!
  • Sports and recreational activities exceeding the allowed capacity.
  • Championships, competitions, and matches without Sports Commission Office permission.
  • Any activity that involves many people gathering in one place until it is hard to maintain physical distancing, and compliance with the Director General of Health’s orders.
  • Any other matter that may be decided by the Government from time to time.

 

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National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : 11 October Edition!

Here is the latest SOP for Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) for Malaysia!

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For Phase 1 SOP, please see PPN 1 SOP : 16 August 2021 Edition!
For Phase 3 SOP, please see PPN 3 SOP : 11 October Edition!
For Phase 4 SOP, please see PPN 4 SOP : 11 October Edition!

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : Where Does It Apply?

This Phase 2 SOP currently applies to Kelantan, Perak, PenangSabah and Kedah.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : 24 September 2021 Video!

This video shows the latest National Recovery Plan SOP slides (24 September 2021) for Phase 2, followed by our English translation.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : 11 October Update!

This is the latest National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP that was released on 11 October 2021.

General Health Protocol In Phase 2 Areas

  • Licence holders and premise owners must provide MySejahtera QR code and a manual logbook to register customers.
  • Hand sanitiser must be provided at the entrance, and customers must use it before entering.
  • The use of MySejahtera is mandatory is areas with good Internet connectivity. The use of logbook is only allowed in areas with no Internet connectivity, or other reasonable excuse.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers and workers check in using MySejahtera. or the manual logbook if there’s no Internet connectivity.
  • Employers, employees, customers and visitors are required to check in using MySejahtera or write their names and phone numbers legibly in the logbook (if there is no Internet connectivity).
  • In shopping malls, customers only need to scan their body temperatures ONCE at the mall entry point. It is not necessary to scan their body temperature at every premise in the mall.
  • Those with body temperatures exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius are NOT ALLOWED to enter.
  • Malls and premise owners must ensure that only customers with Low Risk or Casual Contact Low Risk in MySejahtera are allowed to enter.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers must maintain physical distance of at least 1 metre entering or leaving their premises.
  • Individuals 18 years and below are not encouraged to be in public places and facilities.
  • Premise owners and business licence holders must restrict the number of customers within their premises to ensure at least 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Every premise must publicly display the limit of customers allowed inside at any one time. The use of a numbered queue system is encouraged to control the number of customers.
  • All building owners must provide QR Codes for each floor / level.
  • It is MANDATORY for employees, suppliers and customers to properly wear face masks while within the premise.
  • There must be good VENTILATION at the premise according to ventilation and indoor air quality guidelines issued by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (JKKP). Updated!
  • It is MANDATORY to wear a face mask, especially in crowded public areas, EXCEPT in these places or situations :
    a) hotel room or paid accommodation, alone or with your own family
    b) Personal working space
    c) Sporting activities and outdoor recreation
    d) Personal vehicle, alone or with your own family
    e) Indoor or outdoor public areas, when there are no other individuals
    f) While eating or drinking in public areas, when there are no other individuals (except in restaurants or other food & beverage premises)

Benefits For Fully Vaccinated People In Phase 2 Areas

Inter-District + Interstate Travel

  • Inter-district and interstate travel is ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals who must show their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card, and identity card or passport as evidence.
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to bring children who are 17 years old or younger, while complying with general health protocols.

Overseas Travellers

  • Malaysian citizens or foreigners who have homes in Malaysia (including PR and Malaysia My Second Home participants) arriving from overseas, are ALLOWED to undergo mandatory quarantine at home if they are fully vaccinated, on accepting a digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) subject to these conditions:
    – Show proof of a valid negative RT-PCR test taken within 3 days of departure
    – Have a valid and complete COVID-19 vaccination certificate (depending on the type of vaccine).
    – Have no symptoms during the health screening conducted at the International entry point.
    – Have suitable accommodations to undergo quarantine
  • Individuals who arrive from overseas and are not fully vaccinated, or have not been vaccinated, must undergo mandatory quarantine in a KKM-approved quarantine centre.
  • The mandatory quarantine for travellers from all countries is 14 days, and can be extended a further 7 days, based on the risk assessment on Day 14.
  • Travellers must conduct a self-assessment using the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera app, every day until the end of the quarantine period (14 or 21 days after arrival).
  • Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR screening test on arrival. The RT-PCR screening test for COVID-19 must be released on Day 10, or Day 18 (for travellers undergoing a 21-day quarantine).

Religion

  • Prayer activities at the mosque and surau for individuals who are fully vaccinated are ALLOWED, subject to the rules and SOP by the state religious authority.
  • Prayer activities at non-Muslim religious houses for individuals who are fully vaccinated are ALLOWED, subject to the rules and SOP by the Ministry of National Unity.

Dine-In

  • Restaurant operators, including hotels, sports and recreational club houses, food shops, food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, food courts, food carts, and food kiosks are ALLOWED to offer dine-in services, subject to these conditions :
    – only accept customers who are fully-vaccinated, and asymptomatic.
    – premise owners MUST display a notice at the entrance stating that only fully-vaccinated customers who are asymptomatic are allowed in
    – only workers who are fully-vaccinated and asymptomatic are allowed to work at these vaccination rates :
    a) 40% : allowed to operate with 60% worker capacity
    b) 60% : allowed to operate with 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : allowed to operate with 100% worker capacity
    – premise owners must arrange the tables with physical distancing, and ensure the premise has good ventilation.
    – dine-in is allowed with a maximum capacity of 50% per table, with physical distance of at least 1 metre.
  • Individuals who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to bring their children who are 17 years or younger to dine-in.

Sports + Recreation

  • All OUTDOOR sports and recreational activities with physical contact are LIMITED to fully-vaccinated individuals, from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • All OUTDOOR sports and recreational facilities are ALLOWED to operate for fully-vaccinated individuals and their children who are below 18 years old for activities involving contact, subject to strict SOP. Worker capacity (both management and operations) cannot exceed 60%.
  • All INDOOR sports and recreational activities, with or without physical contact, done individually or in groups, are LIMITED to those individuals who are fully vaccinated, from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • All INDOOR sports and recreational facilities are ALLOWED to operate, but only open to fully-vaccinated individuals and their children who are below 18 years old, up to 50% capacity. Worker capacity (both management and operations) cannot exceed 60%.
  • The operation of both OUTDOOR and INDOOR sports and recreational facilities are subject to the rules of the local authorities / relevant authorities.
  • Competitions or championships are limited to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), Malaysian Football League – MFL) and those who received special permission from KBS.
  • Group sports and recreational activities / training (without or without contact) are limited to fully-vaccinated individuals and their children who below 18 years old, with supervision and limited to 50% capacity of the venue / area, or up to 50 persons at any one time, including the coach / instructor / parents, whichever is fewer.
  • Spectator / supporter presence at sports and recreational venues are limited to 20% of capacity or 5,000 people (whichever is lower), and limited to fully-vaccinated individuals who are 18 years or older only. Updated!

Recreational Fishing

  • Recreational fishing, including fishing pond, is ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals, from 6 AM until 10 PM. Updated!

Picnic + Camping

  • Picnic and camping are ALLOWED. Updated!
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to bring children 18 years and younger for such activities, subject to strict SOP.

Tourism

  • Interstate tourism is ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals. Updated!
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to undertake tourism activities, by showing their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card when checking in. Updated!
  • Hotel and homestay operators must ensure that individuals who enter their premises prove that they are fully-vaccinated by showing their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card.
  • Individuals who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to bring their children who are 18 years or younger for tourism activities at the hotel and homestay.
  • Visits by prior appointment are ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals to public cultural premises like museum, gallery, archive, handicraft centre, memorial, library and cultural complex, cultural village or center, cultural shows, up to 50% capacity.
  • Tourism centre / premise / product like zoo, farm, aquarium, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and jungle are allowed to operate on the condition that all operators and visitors / guests are fully-vaccinated.

Cruise Ships

  • Cruise ships are ALLOWED to operate at 50% capacity, on the condition that all crew members and passengers are fully-vaccinated.
  • Pub and night club activities onboard are FORBIDDEN.

Manufacturing + Construction Sectors

  • Manufacturing and construction activities not listed in the Essential Manufacturing and Construction list are ALLOWED, according to these fully vaccinated rates :
    a) 40% : Allowed to operate at 60% worker capacity
    b) 60% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity
  • Workers must undergo RTK antigen tests every two weeks, at employer’s cost

Mining + Quarrying

  • For mining and quarrying companies that achieved these fully vaccinated rates :
    a) 80% to 100% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity
    b) Less than 80% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity
  • Workers must undergo RTK antigen tests every two weeks, at employer’s cost

Trade + Distribution

  • Only open to fully-vaccinated customers :
    1. Photographic equipment and photography shop
    2. Preloved (second hand) shop
    3. Flower and nursery shop
    4. Handicraft and souvenir shop
    5. Antique shop
    6. Games shop
    7. Carpet shop
    8. Creative content and equipment shop
    9. Outdoor equipment (including camping, fishing and other equipment)
    10. Cosmetics, skincare and perfume
    11. Tobacco shop (including vape and electronic cigarette)
    12. House and kitchen appliance shop
    13. Furniture shop
    14. Sporting goods shop
    15. Car accessories shop
    16. Car sales and distribution
    17. Clothes, fashion and accessories shop
    18. Jewellery shop
    19. Barber shop
    20. Beauty salon / center
    21. House show room
  • Premise owners must ensure that customers who wish to enter MUST show their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card, to prove that they are fully-vaccinated.
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to bring children who are 18 years old or younger to these premises.

Spa, Wellness + Massage Parlours

  • Spa, wellness and massage parlours are ALLOWED to operate, on the condition that both customers and operators are fully-vaccinated, from 1 October 2021 onwards.
  • Employees and customers must be fully-vaccinated, not COVID-19 positive and not close contacts to positive cases, and not symptomatic.
  • Walk-in is not allowed. Only customers with prior appointments are allowed.
  • Employees must wear disposable gloves, face mask and face shield while at work.
  • Employees must replace their disposable gloves, liners for the bed or mattress or chair, and clean all equipment including face shield before attending to each customer.
  • The ventilation system must be maintained according to schedule.
  • MOTAC will monitor these conditions :
    – spa operators must declare how many employees are fully-vaccinated to MOTAC before they are allowed to operate
    – SOP Self-Compliance Program, especially ventilation within the premise.
    – MOTAC will monitor compliance by conducting periodical spot checks
    – COVID-19 screening test of symptomatic employees

Night Market + Weekend Market

  • Only fully-vaccinated individuals are allowed to enter a night market or weekend market.
  • Night market and weekend market are allowed to operate, subject to customers proving that they are fully-vaccinated by showing their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card.

Driving School

  • Driving schools are ALLOWED to operate, with the condition that all workers, teaching staff and candidates must be fully-vaccinated, with COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card as evidence.
  • Only employees who are fully-vaccinated and asymptomatic are allowed to work at these vaccination rates :
    a) 40% : Allowed to operate at 60% worker capacity
    b) 60% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity

Creative + Entertainment Industry

  • All creative industry practitioners who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to resume these activities :
    – development and broadcast of recorded or live-streamed creative content
    – broadcast or livestream of information and entertainment with fully-vaccinated spectators up to 50% capacity of the studio space.
    – in-studio or outdoor filming
    – busking
    – lounge hotel performances to fully-vaccinated guests
    – live performances like theatre, musical, music and comedy (pre-registered) with fully-vaccinated attendees up to 50% of premise capacity.
    – cinema activities are ALLOWED with fully-vaccinated workers and cinema goers, up to 50% of cinema capacity.

Government + Private Official Events

  • Official events by the government or private sector, including inaugurations and so on, are allowed, subject to these conditions :
    – Organisers and participants must be fully-vaccinated, not positive for COVID-19, not close contact to positive cases and not symptomatic.
    – Individuals who have not been vaccinated must undergo pre-event testing using a (saliva) self-test kit before attending, witnessed by the organiser or a medical practitioner.
    – Limited to 50% capacity of the event space.
    – Only packed food is allowed to be provided.

MICE

  • Seminar, workshop, course, training and talk are allowed, subject to these conditions :
    – Organisers and participants must be fully-vaccinated, not positive for COVID-19, not close contact to positive cases and not symptomatic.
    – Individuals who have not been vaccinated must undergo pre-event testing using a (saliva) self-test kit before attending, witnessed by the organiser or a medical practitioner.
    – Limited to 50% capacity of the event space.
    – Only packed food is allowed to be provided.

Travel Restrictions In Phase 2 Areas

  • Interstate travel is ALLOWED only for FULLY-VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS. New!
  • Interstate travel is FORBIDDEN in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO / PKPD) areas. New!
  • The area will be controlled by the police (PDRM), with help from ATM, APM and RELA. Updated!
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to travel in vehicles at full capacity.
  • For those who are not fully-vaccinated :
    – Only two (2) household representatives may leave to purchase food, medicine, dietary supplement and basic necessities.
    – Up to three (3) people, including the patient, may leave to seek healthcare, medical care, screening test, vaccination, security or emergencies.
  • Taxis and e-hailing rides are limited to just TWO (2) people in the vehicle, including the driver, and the passenger must sit in the back.
  • Vehicles carrying goods or involved in the economic chain or industry (except worker transportation) is allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Official and government vehicles are allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Airports, ports and logistic sector are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours.
  • Public transportation (train, bus, LRT, MRT, ERL, monorail, taxi, ferry) are allowed to operate at full capacity.
  • Unloading of non-essential goods in factories is limited to delivery and receipt of goods or cargo in existing stockpiles for the purpose of import and export only with limited workers. Unloading of essential goods is not subject to these restrictions and can proceed as usual.
  • Disaster or humanitarian aid from NGO must obtain permission from the state or district Disaster Management Committee, and the aid must be channelled through the Disaster Operational Control Centre (PKOB) of the affected area.
  • Travel for Short Term Business Visitors under the One Stop Centre (OSC) initiative for official or business purposes are ALLOWED with police permission.

Civil Service

  • Subject to the current orders by the Secretary to the Government of Malaysia.
  • Civil service will operate in hybrid mode with this approach :
    – Office attendance must not exceed 60% at any one time (except for frontliners, security, defence and enforcement), and 40% must work from home, in rotation.
    – Counter services are subject to the current orders from the Secretary to the Government of Malaysia (KSN).
    – Civil servants going to office must receive official attendance order and worker’s pass.

Private Sector

  • Approved essential services must have official approval from the relevant Ministry or Agency.
  • Employee travel is limited to approved operations letter or worker’s pass or employer’s letter of authority.
  • Employee capacity for the private sector (essential services) is limited to 80%, including both operations and management. Employee capacity can be increased to 100% when employee vaccination is 80% or higher.
  • All offices not listed under essential services are allowed to operate at these vaccination rates :
    a) 40% : Allowed to operate at 60% worker capacity
    b) 60% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity

MICE

  • Face-to-face meeting are ALLOWED for fully-vaccinated individuals, limited to 50% of meeting room capacity.
  • Meetings must be conducted via video conferencing for individuals who are not fully-vaccinated.
  • It is encouraged to conduct meetings through video conferencing.
  • Critical interviews are ALLOWED either face-to-face or online.

Business Activities In Phase 2 Areas

  • Restaurants, food shops, food stalls, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, hawker centres. food kiosks are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Sale of food only allowed through takeaway, drive-through or delivery, except dine-in services for fully-vaccinated customers. Dine-in services for social events are FORBIDDEN.
  • Park & dine services are FORBIDDEN.
  • Grocers, convenience stores and mini marts are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Pharmacies and self-care stores are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Hardware stores, vehicle workshops, childcare stores and religious stores are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Healthcare services like hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours, or up to their licensed operating hours.
  • Petrol stations can operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight, except for those on tolled highways which can operate 24 hours.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls, and departmental stores allowed to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Bookstores and stationery, computer, telecommunications, and electrical shops are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Barber, hair saloon and beauty saloons are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Veterinarian clinics and pet food stores are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Laundry services, car wash and optical stores are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM. Self-service laundromats must ensure an employee is present on-premise.

  • Daily and public markets are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 4 PM, subject to the local authorities, proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision.
  • Controlled Fresh Produce Market (PST) are ALLOWED to open from 7 AM until 2 PM.
  • Permanent Farm Market (PTK), MyFarm Outlet (MFO) and Local Farmer’s Association Complex (PPK) are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 4 PM.
  • Wholesale markets are ALLOWED to open according to their licensed time, subject to the full vaccination of all employees, complying with the SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision. Updated!
  • Farmer’s market and morning market are ALLOWED to open from 7 AM until 11 AM, limited to main commodities determined by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI).
  • Night market and weekend market are ALLOWED to operate, subject to SOP and monitoring by RELA or local authorities.
  • Only fully-vaccinated people may enter a night market or weekend market, by showing their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card.
  • The operation of mines and quarries is ALLOWED, subject to the Mining and Quarrying SOP.
  • Fishing for livelihood is ALLOWED.

Education In Phase 2 Areas

  • Reopening of schools under the Ministry of Education (KPM), or educational institutes registered with KPM for face-to-face learning are based on risk assessment and opinions of the Ministry of Health (KKM) and the National Security Council (MKN).
  • Primary School Reopening
    a) Special needs students (MBK) in National Special Education Schools and Integrated Special Education Program can attend classes without rotation.
    b) all other students will continue with online classes.
  • Secondary School Reopening
    a) Form 6 Semester 2, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Year 2 and Pre-University Program Semester 3 students in Malaysia Sports School (SSM) can attend classes without rotation.
    b) Special needs students (MBK) in National Special Education / Vocational Schools or PPKI can attend classes without rotation.
    c) Students sitting for international IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) O Level, A-Level and Australia Higher School Certificate and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme can attend classes without rotation.
    d) all other students will continue with online classes.
  • Students are allowed to travel inter-state to attend school or other education institute with a confirmation letter from the Ministry of Education.
  • Students are allowed to be accompanied by a guardian / parent while travelling to and from their school or other education institute.
  • Teachers or lecturers who are involved in face-to-face classes are allowed to travel interstate, with confirmation letter from the Ministry of Education.
  • Students who need to travel from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah, Sarawak or Labuan and vice versa must comply with existing quarantine rules.
  • Students are allowed to travel interstate to their hostels with confirmation letter from the Ministry of Education.
  • Students staying in hostels must test themselves using the COVID-19 Self-Test Kit three times – before registering to enter, on the 6th day and on the 14th day in their hostel.
  • Industrial training and skills training centres, including vocational college, TVET and so on are allowed to operate starting 15 October 2021.
  • All schools and skill training institutes other than those under KPM, tahfiz centre and other educational institutes are subject to their relevant Ministry or Agency.
  • All institutes of higher learning will be open in stages to students who are fully-vaccinated.
  • All learning activities in institutes of higher learning – face-to-face, in groups – are allowed for fully-vaccinated students. Hybrid learning will be conducted for students on campus, while online learning will continue for students who are unable to return to campus.
  • International and professional exams, as well as research activities requiring lab access in tertiary education facilities are ALLOWED.
  • Students in boarding schools or universities are ALLOWED to continue hybrid studies.
  • Private and public kindergartens, kindergartens in private, international and expatriate schools and mind development centres are ALLOWED to operate for parents or guardians who are working. Their operators and employees must be fully-vaccinated.
  • Home care or rehabilitation centres of children, the disabled (OKU), senior citizens, women and other care facilities are allowed to operate, subject to the SOP.
  • Parents or guardians sending their children to childcare centres are allowed to transport them at full vehicle capacity.

Religion

  • Prayer activities are ALLOWED for individuals who are fully-vaccinated, subject to the rules and SOP of the state Islamic religious authority.
  • Islamic wedding ceremony (akad nikah) is ALLOWED only in the Islamic Religious Office / Department with the attendance capacity set by the State Religious Authority.
  • Prayer activities are ALLOWED for individuals who are fully-vaccinated, subject to the rules and SOP of the Ministry of National Unity (KPN).
  • Non-Muslim marriage registrations are allowed at the National Registration Department (JPN), houses of worship and religious associations, subject to limits set by JPN.
  • Burial activities are allowed according to limits set by the State Religion Authority (Islam) or the National Unity Ministry (Non-Muslim).

Sports + Recreation (for partially-vaccinated / unvaccinated)

  • Individual sports and recreational activities without physical contact and physical distancing of 1-3 metres are allowed in OUTDOOR spaces, from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • All OUTDOOR sports and recreational facilities are ALLOWED to open, with supervision and up to 60% worker capacity (both management and operations).
  • Operations of all OUTDOOR sports and recreational facilities are subject to the local authorities.
  • Athlete / coach / official / technical support participation in overseas championships or competitions or matches are subject to the approval of the Immigration Department. Updated!
  • Picnics and camping are FORBIDDEN for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : Essential Services

Essential Services Allowed To Operate In Phase 2 Areas

  1. Food and beverages, including for animals
  2. Healthcare and medical services, including dietary supplements, veterinarian services, etc.
  3. Water supply
  4. Energy supply
  5. Security and safety, defence, emergency, social and humanitarian services
  6. Waste disposal and public sanitisation and sewerage
  7. Land, water and air transportation
  8. Port, shipyard, airport services and operations, including loading, unloading, cargo handling and piloting, storage or transportation of commodities
  9. Communications including media, telecommunications and Internet, post and courier, as well as broadcasting (for the purpose of conveying information, news and the like.
  10. Banking, insurance, takaful and capital markets (60% capacity)
  11. Community credit and pawn shops
  12. E-commerce and information technology
  13. Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants
  14. Hotels and accommodation (only for quarantine purposes, segregation, employment for essential services and not for tourism).
  15. Construction
  16. Forestry services (limited to enforcement) and wildlife
  17. Legislative and judiciary.
  18. Lawyers and commissioners of oaths
  19. Accounting services
  20. Professional services and consultants (subject to the Professional Body’s regulatory authority)
  21. Logistics limited to delivery of essential services

Essential Services According To Sector In Phase 2 Areas

All industries are FORBIDDEN, except for the following sectors :

Manufacturing

  1. Aerospace (components and maintenance, repair and overhaul – MRO)
  2. Food and beverage
  3. Packaging and printing materials, only related to essential services
  4. Personal care and cleaning products
  5. Healthcare and medical medicine
  6. Personal care items, personal protective equipment (PPE), including rubber gloves and fire safety equipment
  7. Components for medical devices.
  8. Electrical and electronics of global economic chain importance
  9. Oil and gas, including petrochemicals and petrochemical products
  10. Machinery and equipment
  11. Textiles for PPE production only
  12. Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants
  13. Automotive (vehicles and components)
  14. Ceramics
  15. Cement
  16. Rubber
  17. Iron and steel
  18. Furniture factory

Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Plantation and Commodities

  1. Agriculture, fisheries and livestock and their supply chains
  2. Plantation and commodities including their supply chain (oil palm, rubber, pepper, cocoa, lumber, kenaf, biodiesel and agricommodity certification)
  3. Logging activity is subject to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA).

Construction

  1. Maintenance and repair works
  2. Public infrastructure construction works
  3. Construction works that provide approved employee accommodation at construction sites.
  4. Construction works that house workers in approved Centralised Workers Quarters (CLQ).
  5. Construction works of small projects carried out by G1, G2, G3 and G4 contractors.
  6. Renovation of personal homes or commercial buildings.
  7. Land investigation work.
  8. Construction of Government Funded Project.
  9. Professionals / consultants involved in permitted construction works
  10. Services in the supply chain for permitted construction works
  11. Site preparation work, like surveying work, earthworks, marking and clearing of site
  12. Road and highway construction work

Trade + Distribution (Without Vaccination)

  1. Shopping malls INCLUDING supermarkets, hypermarkets, departmental stores and all listed essential services.
  2. Supermarkets and hypermarkets
  3. Departmental stores
  4. Pharmacies, self-care stores, convenience stores and mini marts.
  5. Restaurants
  6. Laundry services, including self-service laundromats
  7. Pet care and pet food stores
  8. Eyewear and optical goods stores
  9. Hardware stores
  10. E-commerce – all product categories
  11. Wholesale and distribution – for all essential products only
  12. Bookstores and stationery shops
  13. Computer and telecommunications
  14. Electrical goods shops
  15. Carwashes
  16. Vehicle workshops, maintenance and spare parts
  17. Other specialty retail store (petrol stations)

Trade + Distribution (For Fully-Vaccinated)

  1. Photographic equipment and photography shop
  2. Preloved (second hand) shop
  3. Flower and nursery shop
  4. Handicraft and souvenir shop
  5. Antique shop
  6. Games shop
  7. Carpet shop
  8. Creative content and equipment shop
  9. Outdoor equipment (including camping, fishing and other equipment)
  10. Cosmetics, skincare and perfume
  11. Tobacco shop (including vape and electronic cigarette)
  12. House and kitchen appliance shop
  13. Furniture shop
  14. Sporting goods shop
  15. Car accessories shop
  16. Car sales and distribution
  17. Clothes, fashion and accessories shop
  18. Jewellery shop
  19. Barber shop
  20. Beauty center or salon
  21. House show room

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : NEGATIVE LIST

These activities are FORBIDDEN using the National Recovery Plan Recovery Phase 2 SOP.

  • Cybercafes and cybercenters
  • Feasts, festivals, weddings, engagements, receptions, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, retreats and other social events.
  • All MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) events that are face-to-face.
  • Theme parks, family entertainment centres, indoor playgrounds, karaoke, including family karaoke.
  • Interstate and inter-district tourism by individuals who are not fully-vaccinated. Updated!
  • Local tourism involving foreign tourists entering Malaysia.
  • Sports and recreational activities exceeding the allowed capacity.
  • Sports and recreational activities and operations that exceed the allowed time, except for those sponsored by Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), Malaysian Football League (MFL) and with special KBS permission only.
  • All championships, competitions, and matches, EXCEPT those organised by the KBS, MFL and with special KBS permission only.
  • Night club or pub activities
  • Any activity that involves many people gathering in one place until it is hard to maintain physical distancing, and compliance with the Director General of Health’s orders.
  • Any other matter that may be decided by the Government from time to time.

 

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PPN Phase + SOP Changes On 6 October 2021!

Malaysia just announced a slew of PPN Phase + SOP changes on 6 October 2021!

Here is what you need to know…

 

PPN Phase Changes On 6 October 2021!

On 6 October 2021, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri, announced that :

These PPN phase changes will take effect on Friday, 8 October 2021.

 

PPN SOP Changes On 6 October 2021!

The Prime Minister also announced additional SOP changes for the National Recovery Plan, which will start on Saturday, 9 October 2021.

  1. Wholesale market is now ALLOWED to open in Phase 2 and Phase 3 states, according to the local authority licence and permit, on the condition that employees are fully-vaccinated and obey existing SOP.
  2. The tying of the thali ceremony in Hindu temples, and Holy Matrimony (church wedding) for Christians are now ALLOWED. The SOP will be detailed later.
  3. Public auction for items from pawnshops registered under the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is ALLOWED subject to these conditions.
    a) Employees and bidders are fully-vaccinated
    b) Only involves 54 auctioneers who have been identified across the country
    c) Limited to 30 minutes per session on the 1st and 7th day of every month.
    d) Employee capacity will be according to PPN Phase :
    – Phase 2 : 60% employee capacity and 50% bidder capacity
    – Phase 3 : 80% employee capacity and 80% bidder capacity
    – Phase 4 : 100% employee and bidder capacity
  4. The tobacco sector and its supply chain are ALLOWED to operate in Phase 2 areas and above.

 

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Retiree Hospitalised After Taking Ivermectin For Just 2 Days!

A 65 year-old retiree was hospitalised after taking ivermectin for just 2 days!

Find out what happened, and why you should not take unproven cures for COVID-19!

 

Retiree Hospitalised After Taking Ivermectin For Just 2 Days!

A 65 year-old retiree in Singapore became the latest casualty of the ivermectin insanity.

Madam Wong Lee Tak was convinced by two members of the Church of the Risen Christ to purchase and take ivermectin to protect herself against COVID-19.

After taking just four 3 mg tablets for two days, she fell very ill, complaining of :

  • dizziness
  • vomiting and nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • severe joint pain
  • tiredness
  • inability to stand and walk

Her daughter, Vanessa Koh, admitted her to the Sengkang General Hospital, where she is now in stable condition.

Read more : Why Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin!

 

Church Members Convinced Retiree To Take Ivermectin!

At first, Vanessa thought her mother was suffering side effects from the Sinopharm vaccine that she received more than a week ago.

She told The Straits Times that it took months to convince her mother to get vaccinated, because her close friends from the Church of the Risen Christ told her that the mRNA vaccine was against God.

One church member, Clara Ng, even said that those advising Madam Wong to get the vaccine should “shut their mouth” unless they can “ask Jesus to tell me personally, that he commanded / ask me to go ahead and take the vaccine“.

Read more : Is COVID-19 Vaccine Useless Against Delta Variant?

In the end, her mother acquiesced to get the Sinopharm vaccine, instead of the more efficacious Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine.

While looking after her mother, she found out why – messages on her mother’s phone revealed that her friends from the Church of the Risen Christ were actively trying to stop her from getting the more efficacious mRNA vaccine.

One of the Risen Christ Church members, Clara Ng, even told her, “don’t ALLOW SATAN to win!!!” by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Read more : Are Chinese Vaccines The Most Effective Vs. Delta Variant?

The Risen Christ Church members also advised her to buy and use ivermectin instead, with one church member selling them in boxes of 1,000 ivermectin tablets for S$110 (about US$81 / £59 / RM338)

When confronted, her mother admitted she purchased nine boxes of ivermectin from that church member, which she hid in her study room.

It should be noted that in Singapore, ivermectin can only be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner. It cannot be sold over-the-counter, or on the Internet.

Another church member then shared the dosage reference for taking ivermectin, that was taken from the FLCCC I-MASK+ protocol, which has never been tested in any clinical trial.

Read more : Ivermectin + Supplements : Better Than COVID-19 Vaccines?

Vanessa also shared that two of her mother’s church friends – Judy Koh and Clara Ng – convinced her mother that :

  • the mRNA vaccine was against their religion (it’s not), and that Jesus would reach out to them if they are allowed to take it
  • on finding out that her mother was going to get the Sinopharm vaccine, telling her that she will not go to Heaven if she takes the second dose.
  • taking ivermectin will help to purge the vaccine and COVID-19.

Shockingly, none of her mother’s church friends contacted her or her mother after she was hospitalised.

Her mother was also removed from the church Telegram group, and her conversations there erased.

So Vanessa went on Facebook to write about her mother’s experience, and to warn people about COVID Know-It-All experts :

To all of you out there who feel that you know better than the doctors because of google, DON’T. There is nothing more disrespectful than trying to do someone else’s profession, when you are severely unqualified – and that applies for not just Judy, Clara but also shamefully, my mom.

Discuss with your family, no matter how you feel your good friends are better because they are more pious. Because sitting outside the A&E was not Judy Koh or Clara Ng. It was Vanessa Koh. Because sitting outside at the taxi stand hospital is not Judy Koh or Clara Ng. It was Vincent Koh. Because sitting at the admission counter paying for the bill is not Judy Koh or Clara Ng. It was Vanessa Koh.

Do not let the Judy-s and Clara-s in your life overlook the people that truly matters.

Family.

 

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Did Medical Frontliners Convert Dying Patient To Islam?

Did medical frontliners convert a dying patient to Islam, depriving her heirs of their inheritance?

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Did Medical Frontliners Convert Dying Patient To Islam?

A video showing three medical frontliners converting a patient to Islam has gone viral with this message :

# Muslim frontliners leading dying non muslims to accept islam. this is serious.😡 It will HV implications on their assets as non muslims family members cannot inherit them😨

😱
[19/09 pm] n: What are praying?
[19/09, 8:17 pm] : Shahada: prayer of accepting d Muslim faith
[19/09, 8:19 pm] : Once said the Shahada and witness by Muslim. Your are Muslim for life.

# Syahadat masuk islam, Zakir Naik ministry trained and equipped his disciples every where and ready with paper board to be effective in conversion

 

Truth : Medical Frontliners Helped Patient Convert To Islam

It is true that medical frontliners helped to convert a COVID-19 patient to Islam, while she was being treated in a hospital.

However, it was not a Zakir Naik initiative, and here are the facts…

Fact #1 : This Happened At The Duchess of Kent Hospital In Sabah

The video was recorded on 9 September 2021 at the Duchess of Kent Hospital (HDOK) in Sandakan, Sabah.

The patient – a 66 year-old Dusun lady from Beluran called Laimi – was admitted on 4 September 2021 after she contracted COVID-19.

Fact #2 : She Converted To Islam Voluntarily

Laimi had earlier expressed her desire to convert to Islam, because four of her five children as well as several of her siblings had already converted to Islam.

In a video call to her family from the hospital bed, Laimi told them that she wanted to convert to Islam.

Her son, Firdaus Fringco Abdullah, contacted a hospital official to request that his mother be guided in reciting that Shahada to convert to Islam.

Fact #3 : Three Nurses Helped Her Convert To Islam

At around 4 PM on 9 September 2021, three nurses helped Laimi recite the Shahada.

With that, she officially converted to Islam, with a new name – Nur Laila Tinggi.

Fact #4 : She Was Not Dying

Laimi @ Nur Laila Tinggi had kidney disease and required oxygen supplementation, but she was not dying.

She was not treated in the ICU, or mechanically-ventilated – that would have made it impossible for her to recite the Shahada.

As of 20 September 2021, she was recovering well and remained under observation.

Fact #5 : Her Conversion Has Implication On Inheritance

It is true that her conversion to Islam has serious implications when it comes to matters of inheritance.

As several fatwas have made clear – “A Muslim cannot be the heir of a disbeliever, nor can a disbeliever be the heir of a Muslim.

So once Laimi converted to Islam and became Nur Laila Tinggi, her non-Muslim children and grandchildren automatically lose their inheritance, with one exceptionshe can apportion up to ⅓ of her fortune in her will (wasiat) to non-Muslim beneficiaries.

Without a specific wasiat, non-Muslims may not receive any inheritance from a Muslim.

 

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KL, Selangor + Putrajaya Upgraded To PPN Phase 2!

KL, Selangor + Putrajaya were all just upgraded to Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan!

Find out why they were upgraded, and what privileges they’ll enjoy!

 

KL, Selangor + Putrajaya Upgraded To PPN Phase 2!

On 8 September 2021, KL, Selangor and Putrajaya were both upgraded to Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan!

This time, MKN did not announce why KL, Selangor and Putrajaya were upgraded, but residents there will enjoy these benefits from Friday, 10 September 2021 onwards :

  • inter-district travel for fully-vaccinated people
  • long-distance couples can travel interstate to meet each other, if they are fully vaccinated
  • parents or guardians of children below 18 years of age in other states, can travel interstate to meet them, if they are fully vaccinated.
  • prayers in mosques, suraus, and non-Muslim houses of worship are allowed for those who are fully-vaccinated.
  • those who are fully-vaccinated are allowed to dine-in at restaurants, cafes and eateries, while proprietors must display a notice that they will only accept fully-vaccinated customers.
  • tourism is allowed within the same state, for fully-vaccinated people who want to stay in hotels or homestay.

In addition, the government announced that travel between Selangor, KL and Putrajaya will be ALLOWED, and there will no longer be any roadblocks!

 

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Melaka + Negeri Sembilan Upgraded To PPN Phase 2 + 3!

Melaka and Negeri Sembilan were just upgraded to PPN Phase 2 and Phase 3 respectively!

Find out why they were upgraded, and what privileges they’ll enjoy!

 

Melaka + Negeri Sembilan Upgraded To PPN Phase 2 + 3!

On 2 September 2021, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan were upgraded to PPN Phase 2 and Phase 3 respectively.

This time, MKN did not announce why Melaka was upgraded, but Melaka residents will enjoy these benefits from Saturday, 4 September 2021 onwards :

  • inter-district travel for fully-vaccinated people
  • long-distance couples can travel interstate to meet each other, if they are fully vaccinated
  • parents or guardians of children below 18 years of age in other states, can travel interstate to meet them, if they are fully vaccinated.
  • prayers in mosques, suraus, and non-Muslim houses of worship are allowed for those who are fully-vaccinated.
  • those who are fully-vaccinated are allowed to dine-in at restaurants, cafes and eateries, while proprietors must display a notice that they will only accept fully-vaccinated customers.
  • tourism is allowed within the same state, for fully-vaccinated people who want to stay in hotels or homestay.

MKN also did not announce why Negeri Sembilan was upgraded to Phase 3, but when they upgraded Negeri Sembilan to PPN Phase 2 earlier, it was made based on these criteria :

  • ICU usage dropped from over 120% at the end of May, to 40% on 23 August 2021
  • 72.3% of adults were fully-vaccinated

With this upgrade, residents in Negeri Sembilan will get to enjoy these privileges from Saturday, 4 September 2021 onwards :

  • Public and private sectors can work at up to 80% employee capacity.
  • Dine-in is permitted at all eateries, with minimum physical distance of 1 metre.
  • Businesses can open from 6 AM until midnight.
  • Public and private schools can reopen, with face-to-face teaching limited to 70% in higher education institutes.
  • Religious activities are permitted.

 

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National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP : 25 August 2021 Edition

Here is the latest SOP for Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) for Malaysia!

Please SHARE this out, so your friends are updated on the latest Phase 1 SOP as well!

For Phase 2 SOP, please see National Recovery Phase 2 SOP : 16 August 2021 Edition!
For Phase 3 SOP, please see National Recovery Phase 3 SOP : 4 August 2021 Edition!

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP : Where Does It Apply?

This Phase 1 SOP currently applies to Kedah, Selangor, Melaka, Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP : 25 August 2021 Video!

This video shows the National Recovery Plan SOP slides (25 August 2021) for Phase 1, followed by our English translation.

 

NRP Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP : 25 August 2021 Update!

This is the latest National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP that was released on 25 August 2021.

General Health Protocol

  • Licence holders and premise owners must provide MySejahtera QR code and a manual logbook to register customers.
  • Hand sanitiser must be provided at the entrance, and customers must use it before entering.
  • The use of MySejahtera is mandatory is areas with good Internet connectivity. The use of logbook is only allowed in areas with no Internet connectivity, or other reasonable excuse.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers and workers check in using MySejahtera. or the manual logbook if there’s no Internet connectivity.
  • Employers, employees, customers and visitors are required to check in using MySejahtera or write their names and phone numbers legibly in the logbook (if there is no Internet connectivity).
  • In shopping malls, customers only need to scan their body temperatures ONCE at the mall entry point. It is not necessary to scan their body temperature at every premise in the mall.
  • Those with body temperatures exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius are NOT ALLOWED to enter.
  • Malls and premise owners must ensure that only customers with Low Risk or Casual Contact Low Risk in MySejahtera are allowed to enter.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers must maintain physical distance of at least 1 metre entering or leaving their premises.
  • Children 17 years or younger are discouraged from being in public places and facilities. Updated!
  • Premise owners and business licence holders must restrict the number of customers within their premises to ensure at least 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Every premise must publicly display the limit of customers allowed inside at any one time. The use of a numbered queue system is encouraged to control the number of customers.
  • All building owners must provide QR Codes for each floor / level.
  • It is MANDATORY for employees, suppliers and customers to properly wear face masks while within the premise.
  • There must be good ventilation and aeration at the premise.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear a face mask, especially in crowded public areas, EXCEPT in these places or situations :
    a) hotel room or paid accommodation, alone or with your own family
    b) Personal working space
    c) Sporting activities and outdoor recreation
    d) Personal vehicle, alone or with your own family
    e) Indoor or outdoor public areas, when there are no other individuals
    f) While eating or drinking in public areas, when there are no other individuals (except in restaurants or other food & beverage premises)

Benefits For Fully Vaccinated People In Phase 1 Areas

Couples In Long Distance Relationship

  • Couples in long distance relationships are ALLOWED to travel inter-state or inter-district to meet each other, on the condition that they must both be fully vaccinated, and have been verified by PDRM with these documents:
    – Copy of identification card of both husband and wife
    – Copy of marriage card / certificate
    – Copy of COVID-19 Digital Vaccination Certificate for both husband and wife
    – Copy of proof of residence of either husband / wife, or confirmation letter from employer
  • The PDRM permission letter must be shown to pass through roadblocks.

Parents With Children Younger Than 18 Years Old Living Apart

  • Parents or guardians who have children under the age of 18 years living in a different state or district, are ALLOWED to travel. to meet them, on the condition both parents are fully vaccinated, and have been verified by PDRM with these documents:
    – Copy of identification card of parents and child’s birth certificate
    – Copy of COVID-19 Digital Vaccination Certificate for both parents
    – Child’s schooling information (if relevant, e.g. boarding school)
  • The PDRM permission letter must be shown to pass through roadblocks.

Overseas Travellers

  • Malaysian citizens or foreigners who have homes in Malaysia (including PR and Malaysia My Second Home participants) arriving from overseas, are ALLOWED to undergo mandatory quarantine at home if they are fully vaccinated, and given a digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) subject to these conditions:
    – Show proof of a valid negative RT-PCR test taken within 3 days of departure
    – Have a valid and complete COVID-19 vaccination certificate (depending on the type of vaccine).
    – Have no symptoms during the health screening conducted at the International entry point.
    – Have suitable accommodations to undergo quarantine
  • Individuals who arrive from overseas and are not fully vaccinated, or have not been vaccinated, must undergo mandatory quarantine in a KKM-approved quarantine centre.
  • The mandatory quarantine for travellers from all countries is 14 days, and can be extended a further 7 days, based on the risk assessment on Day 14.
  • Travellers must conduct self-evaluation every day using the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) in MySejahtera, until the end of the quarantine period (either 14 or 21 days). New!
  • Travellers must undergo RT-PCR screening for COVID-19 on arrival in Malaysia. The RT-PCR tests must be repeated on Day 10 or day 18 (for those quarantined for 21 days). New!

Religion

  • Prayer activities at the mosque and surau for individuals who are fully vaccinated are ALLOWED, subject to the rules and SOP by the state religious authority.
  • Prayer activities at non-Muslim religious houses for individuals who are fully vaccinated are ALLOWED, subject to the rules and SOP by the Ministry of National Unity.

Manufacturing + Construction Sectors

  • For manufacturing and construction activities not listed in the Essential Services list, companies that achieved these fully vaccinated rates are allowed to operate : Updated!
    a) 40% : Allowed to operate at 60% worker capacity
    b) 60% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity
  • Workers must undergo RTK antigen tests every two weeks, at employer’s cost

Mining + Quarrying

  • For mining and quarrying companies that achieved these fully vaccinated rates :
    a) Less than 60% : Allowed to operate at 60% worker capacity New!
    b) 60% : Allowed to operate at 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : Allowed to operate at 100% worker capacity
  • Workers must undergo RTK antigen tests every two weeks, at employer’s cost

Trade + Distribution

  • These businesses must only accept fully-vaccinated customers :
    1. Car wash
    2. Electric and electronic shop
    3. House and kitchen appliance shop
    4. Furniture shop
    5. Sporting goods shop
    6. Car accessories shop
    7. Car sales and distribution
    8. Clothes, fashion and accessories shop
    9. Jewellery shop
    10. Barber and hair / beauty saloons (basic hair-cutting services only)
  • Premise owners must ensure that customers who wish to enter MUST show their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card, to prove that they are fully-vaccinated.
  • Parents who are fully-vaccinated can bring their children 17 years or younger to these premises, in compliance with the general health protocol.

Market

  • Morning market, farmer’s market, night market and weekend market can only accept fully-vaccinated customers. New!
  • Customers must prove that they are fully-vaccinated by showing their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card. New!

Dine-In

  • Restaurant operators, including hotels, sports and recreational club houses, food shops, food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, food courts, food carts, and food kiosks are ALLOWED to offer dine-in services, subject to these conditions :
    – only accept customers who are fully-vaccinated, and asymptomatic
    – premise owners must display a notice stating that only customers who are fully-vaccinated and asymptomatic are allowed in
    – workers who are fully-vaccinated and asymptomatic are allowed to work at these capacities :
    a) 40% : up to 60% worker capacity
    b) 60% : up to 80% worker capacity
    c) 80% : up to 100% worker capacity
    – premise owners must arrange the tables with physical distancing, and ensure the premise has good ventilation.
    – dine-in is allowed with a maximum capacity of 50% per table, with physical distance of at least 1 metre.
  • Parents who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to bring their children who are 17 years or younger to dine-in.

Sports + Recreation

  • The use of sports and recreational premises and facilities is RESTRICTED to only fully-vaccinated individuals, for all individual activities with physical distance of 2-3 metres from 6 AM until 8 PM, within the same district.
  • Permitted activities include swimming, equestrian sports, shooting, tennis / badminton (single), golf, motorsports and so on.
  • Operation of all commercial sports and recreational facilities (outdoor and semi-open), including swimming pool or water sports premises, subject to 60% capacity limit with supervision. Workforce is limited to 60%, including both management and operations. These facilities are limited to fully-vaccinated people, who are allowed to bring children 17 years or younger for the same activities, subject to strict SOP compliance.
  • Operation of all commercial sports and recreational facilities (outdoor and semi-open), including swimming pool or water sports premises are subject to local authorities.
  • Dine-in at the club house restaurant or cafe is ALLOWED.
  • Changing room and shower room at the club house are FORBIDDEN.

Picnics + Camping

  • Picnic and camping activities are ALLOWED in the same district.
  • Individuals who are fully-vaccinated are ALLOWED to bring their children who are 17 years or younger for picnic or camping, subject to strict SOP compliance.

Travel Restrictions In Phase 1 Areas

  • Interstate and inter-district travel (based on district borders determined by state governments) is FORBIDDEN, except for long-distance couples, children in other states / districts, or individuals who have been given PDRM or KKM permission.
  • All entry and exit into MCO areas will be closed and controlled by the police (PDRM).
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are ALLOWED to travel at maximum vehicle capacity. New!
  • For those who are not fully-vaccinated :
    a) Only two (2) household representatives may leave to purchase food, medicine, dietary supplement and basic necessities. Updated!
    b) Up to three (3) people, including the patient, may leave to seek healthcare, medical care, screening test, vaccination, security or emergencies. Updated!
  • Taxis and e-hailing rides are limited to just TWO (2) people in the vehicle, including the driver, and the passenger must sit in the back.
  • Vehicles carrying goods or involved in the economic chain or industry (except worker transportation) is allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Official and government vehicles are allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Airports, ports and logistic sector are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours.
  • Unloading of non-essential goods in factories is limited to delivery and receipt of goods or cargo in existing stockpiles for the purpose of import and export only with limited workers. Unloading time is only allowed from 8 AM until 8 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Unloading of essential goods is not subject to these restrictions and can proceed as usual.
  • Public transportation (train, bus, LRT, MRT, ERL, monorail, taxi, ferry, e-hailing ride) are allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
  • Travel for funerals and natural disasters are ALLOWED, with police permission.
  • Disaster or humanitarian aid from NGO must obtain permission from the state or district Disaster Management Committee, and the aid must be channelled through the Disaster Operational Control Centre (PKOB) of the affected area.
  • Interstate and inter-district travel for the purpose of going for vaccination is ALLOWED by showing the appointment in MySejahtera, website or SMS.
  • Members of Parliament or State Legislators are ALLOWED to travel interstate or inter-district to visit their constituencies without conducting any events.
  • Travel for Short Term Business Visitors under the One Stop Centre (OSC) initiative for official or business purposes are ALLOWED with police permission.

Civil Service

  • Must work from home (WFH) completely, except for frontliners, security, defence and enforcement.
  • Office attendance for essential services in the civil service must not exceed 40% at any one time, and must emphasise work that cannot be performed at home, like payment, maintenance, security, technical management, online meetings and ministerial documentation.
  • Government counter service will operate physically from 1 July 2021 onwards, involving :
    – services that cannot be conducted online
    – counter service capacity must not exceed 50%
    – people are only allowed to be admitted with scheduled appointments
  • Civil servants going to office must receive official attendance order and worker’s pass.

Private Sector

  • Approved essential services in the private sector must have official approval from 1 June 2021 onwards.
  • Employee travel is limited to approved operations letter or worker’s pass or employer’s letter of authority.
  • Employee capacity for the private sector (essential services only) is limited to 60%, including both operations and management.

MICE

  • Meetings must be conducted via video conferencing.
  • Seminars, workshops, courses, training and talks are FORBIDDEN, except in-service training through Camp-Based Training.
  • Seminars, workshops, courses, training and talks conducted online are ALLOWED.
  • Critical interviews are ALLOWED either face-to-face or online.

Business Activities In Phase 1 Areas

  • Restaurants, food shops, food stalls, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, hawker centres. food kiosks are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Food and beverage sales are only allowed for takeaway, drive-through or delivery, EXCEPT dine-in for fully vaccinated people. New!
  • Park & dine is FORBIDDEN. Updated!
  • Grocers, convenience stores, self-care stores and mini-marts are ALLOWED to operate from 8 AM until 8 PM.
  • Hardware stores, vehicle workshops, childcare stores and religious stores are ALLOWED to operate from 8 AM until 8 PM.
  • Healthcare services like hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours, or up to their licensed operating hours.
  • Pharmacies can operate from 8 AM until 8 PM.
  • Petrol stations can operate from 6 AM until 8 PM, except for those on tolled highways which can operate 24 hours.

  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and departmental stores can open from 8 AM until 8 PM.
  • Bookstores, stationery, computer and telecommunications shops are ALLOWED to open from 8 AM until 8 PM.
  • Veterinarian clinics and pet food stores are ALLOWED to open from 8 AM until 8 PM.
  • Laundry services and optical stores are allowed to operate from 8 AM until 8 PM. Self-service laundromats must ensure an employee is present on-premise.
  • Daily and public markets are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 4 PM, subject to the local authorities, proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision.
  • Controlled Fresh Produce Market (PST) are ALLOWED to open from 7 AM until 2 PM.
  • Permanent Farm Market (PTK), MyFarm Outlet (MFO) and Local Farmer’s Association Complex (PPK) are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 4 PM.
  • Wholesale markets are ALLOWED to open from 12:01 AM until 6 AM, and from 11 AM until 4 PM, subject to the local authorities, proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision.
  • Morning market and farmer’s market are ALLOWED to open from 7 AM until 11 AM, subject to proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision. Updated!
  • Night markets and weekend markets are ALLOWED to open, subject to the local authorities, proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision. New!
  • Customers to morning markets, farmer’s markets, night markets or weekend markets must show their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or card to prove that they are fully vaccinated. Updated!
  • Fishing for livelihood is ALLOWED.
  • All other activities not mentioned in the SOP are FORBIDDEN.

Mining + Quarrying

  • Supply of minerals, rock material and cement only from existing stockpiles as well as transportation from the mine or quarry to the premise or site of major public infrastructure construction or building construction permitted by this SOP.
  • Supply of cement and its logistics to premises or construction sites of public infrastructure or building construction permitted by this SOP are ALLOWED. Updated!
  • The operation and maintenance of mines and quarries is ALLOWED, subject to the Mining and Quarrying SOP.

Education

  • All public and private institutes of tertiary education, tahfiz centres and other educational institutes must CLOSE.
  • Tertiary education will continue ONLINE.
  • All public and private schools and education institutes, tuition centres, language centres, skill centres, counselling centres, etc. must CLOSE.
  • Only international exams at international and expatriate schools are allowed.
  • All face-to-face learning are FORBIDDEN, except for tertiary education students who require them.
  • International and professional exams, as well as research activities requiring lab access in tertiary education facilities are ALLOWED.
  • Students in boarding schools or universities are ALLOWED to continue using hybrid studies.
  • Private and public kindergartens, kindergartens in private, international and expatriate schools and mind development centres for children 4 to 6 years old are FORBIDDEN to operate, unless both parents are frontliners or working in essential services.
  • Home care or rehabilitation centres of children, the disabled (OKU), senior citizens, women and other care facilities are ALLOWED to operate, subject to the SOP.
  • Parents or guardians sending their children to childcare centres are allowed to transport them at full vehicle capacity. New!

Religion

  • Prayer activities are ALLOWED for individuals who are fully-vaccinated, subject to the rules and SOP of the state Islamic religious authority.
  • Islamic wedding ceremony (akad nikah) is ALLOWED only in the Islamic Religious Office / Department with the attendance capacity set by the State Religious Authority.
  • Prayer activities are ALLOWED for individuals who are fully-vaccinated, subject to the rules and SOP of the Ministry of National Unity (KPN).
  • Non-Muslim marriage registrations are allowed at the National Registration Department (JPN), houses of worship and religious associations, subject to limits set by JPN.
  • Burial activities are allowed according to limits set by the State Religion Authority (Islam) or the National Unity Ministry (Non-Muslim).

Sports + Recreation

  • Individual sports and recreational activities without physical contact in open spaces are LIMITED to jogging, cycling, individual games and exercise (like skateboarding, inline skating and so on), without involving sports or recreational facilities, with physical distancing of 2-3 metres within the neighbourhood, from 7 AM until 8 PM.
  • The operation of open public parks are subject to the local authorities. New!
  • The operation of all indoor sports and recreational facilities is LIMITED to critical management duties (finance, maintenance and so on), up to 30% of worker capacity including management and operations. New!
  • Centralised training programs, including closed quarantined competitions using Camp Based Training are ALLOWED.
  • Centralised training programs with quarantine by State Sports Councils using Camp Based Training are ALLOWED.
  • Centralised training programs including quarantined training competitions for teams in the Malaysian Football League (MFL) using Camp Based Training are ALLOWED.
  • Malaysian Football League matches are ALLOWED based on the closed Sports Bubble model, without spectators or supporters.
  • Picnic and camping activity for individuals who are not fully vaccinated is FORBIDDEN. New!

Creative Industry

  • Development and broadcasting of creative content through recording or live broadcasts including animation, filming, drama, promotions, sitcoms and the like, including dance, art activities theatre, musical arts, cultural and heritage performances as well as the music are FORBIDDEN, except for individual discussions and live-streaming.
  • Recording and live broadcasts of programmes to convey information (other than entertainment) like news, forum, interviews are ALLOWED.

 

NRP Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP : Essential Services

Essential Services Allowed To Operate In Phase 1 Areas

  1. Food and beverages, including for animals
  2. Healthcare and medical services, including dietary supplements, veterinarian services, etc.
  3. Water supply
  4. Energy supply
  5. Security and safety, defence, emergency, social and humanitarian services
  6. Waste disposal and public sanitisation and sewerage
  7. Land, water and air transportation
  8. Port, shipyard, airport services and operations, including loading, unloading, cargo handling and piloting, storage or transportation of commodities
  9. Communications including media, telecommunications and Internet, post and courier, as well as broadcasting (for the purpose of conveying information, news and the like.
  10. Banking, insurance, takaful and capital markets (60% capacity)
  11. Community credit and pawn shops
  12. E-commerce and information technology
  13. Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants
  14. Hotels and accommodation (only for quarantine purposes, segregation, employment for essential services and not for tourism).
  15. Critical construction, maintenance and repair
  16. Forestry services (limited to enforcement) and wildlife
  17. Legislative and judiciary.
  18. Lawyers and commissioners of oaths
  19. Accounting services
  20. Professional services and consultants (subject to the Professional Body’s regulatory authority)
  21. Logistics limited to delivery of essential services

Essential Services According To Sector

All industries are FORBIDDEN, except for the following sectors :

Manufacturing (60% employee capacity)

  1. Aerospace (components and maintenance, repair and overhaul – MRO)
  2. Food and beverage
  3. Packaging and printing materials, only related to food and health
  4. Personal care and cleaning products
  5. Healthcare and medical medicine
  6. Personal care items, personal protective equipment (PPE), including rubber gloves and fire safety equipment
  7. Components for medical devices.
  8. Electrical and electronics of global economic chain importance
  9. Oil and gas, including petrochemicals and petrochemical products
  10. Machinery and equipment for health and food products
  11. Textiles for PPE production only
  12. Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants

Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Plantation and Commodities (“optimal” employee capacity)

  1. Agriculture, fisheries and livestock and their supply chains
  2. Plantations and commodities (oil palm, rubber, pepper and cocoa)

Construction

  1. Critical maintenance and repair works
  2. Public infrastructure construction works
  3. Building construction works that provide complete employee accommodation at construction sites, or workers that are housed in Centralised Workers Quarters (CLQ).
  4. Construction works carried out by G1, G2, G3 and G4 contractors.
  5. Individual home renovation works
  6. Government funded project works
  7. Land investigation works
  8. Professionals / consultants involved in permitted construction works
  9. Services in the supply chain for permitted construction works

Trade + Distribution (Without Vaccination)

  1. Shopping malls must be CLOSED, except for supermarkets, hypermarkets and departmental stores INCLUDING all listed essential services.
  2. Supermarkets and hypermarkets
  3. Departmental store, EXCEPT clothes, decorations, cosmetics and children toys
  4. Pharmacies, self-care stores, convenience stores and mini marts.
  5. Restaurants
  6. Laundry services, including self-service laundromats
  7. Pet care and pet food stores
  8. Eyewear and optical goods stores
  9. Hardware stores
  10. E-commerce – all product categories
  11. Wholesale and distribution – for all essential products only
  12. Vehicle workshops, maintenance and spare parts
  13. Other specialty retail store (petrol stations)
  14. Bookstores and stationery shops
  15. Computer shops and telecommunications

Trade + Distribution (For Fully-Vaccinated)

Allowed in Phase 1 states that have fully-vaccinated 50% of their adult populations. Customers must be fully-vaccinated.

  1. Car wash
  2. Electric and electronic shop
  3. House and kitchen appliance shop
  4. Furniture shop
  5. Sporting goods shop
  6. Car accessories shop
  7. Car sales and distribution
  8. Clothes, fashion and accessories shop
  9. Jewellery shop
  10. Barber and hair / beauty saloons (basic hair-cutting services only)

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP : NEGATIVE LIST

These activities are FORBIDDEN under the National Recovery Plan Phase 1 SOP.

  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness, beauty, barber and hair saloons, pedicure and manicure
  • Cybercafes and cybercenters
  • Driving schools, maritime training centres, flight schools
  • Photography activities
  • Gambling, horse racing and casinos
  • Factory manufacturing alcoholic beverages, and shops selling alcoholic beverages
  • Official and unofficial public and private events
  • Social events like feasts, festivals, weddings, engagements, receptions, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, retreats and other social events.
  • Receiving guests or visitors at home, except in emergencies or for delivery services.
  • Seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, exhibitions, lectures and all MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) events that are face-to-face.

  • Tourist attractions like zoos, farms, aquariums, edutainment centres, extreme parks, adventure parks, nature parks, etc.
  • Souvenir and craft shops, culture and historical premises like museums, libraries, art galleries, native art and culture, stage performance, etc.
  • Theme parks, family entertainment centres, indoor playgrounds, karaoke, etc.
  • Interdistrict and interstate tourism
  • Overseas travel by citizens, and local travel involving foreigners entering Malaysia.
  • Sports and recreation that involve groups or physical contact.
  • All indoor sports and recreation activities. Updated!
  • Spectators and supporters are sports and recreational venues. New!
  • International or local championships, competitions, and matches, EXCEPT those organised by the National Sports Council and training matches for teams under the Malaysian Football League (MFL).
  • Sports or recreational activities that cross district and state lines, EXCEPT with police permission.
  • Hotel lounge performances
  • Indoor or outdoor busking (except in PPV – vaccination centres)
  • Night club or pub activities.
  • Cinema activities.
  • Indoor and outdoor filming
  • Any activity that involves many people gathering in one place until it is hard to maintain physical distancing, and compliance with the Director General of Health’s orders.
  • Any other matter that may be decided by the Government from time to time.

 

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