Saturday, May 29, 2021

Dr Noor Hisham perplexed with heavy traffic in Klang Valley - VELL-y MAFULAT LAH

MM Online:

Dr Noor Hisham perplexed with heavy traffic in Klang Valley, reminds public to stay at home

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah warned the public that if the health care workers fall, the public and their family members will not get the best care they need.— Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Seeing many vehicles on several major roads in the Klang Valley today has alarmed Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Wondering where everyone was heading to when the government raised alarms over the rising number of Covid-19 cases, Dr Noor Hisham sent a chilling reminder to all travellers that the health system is at its brink.

“Where are you all going?” Dr Noor Hisham asked in a Facebook posting.

“Large movements are still visible despite the ban on interstate and intra-district travel. Spreading the disease from one place to another does not help us in our fight to curb the pandemic from spreading.

“Stay at home and go out only for important matters. Help us save our healthcare system that will crumble if we do not control the spread of Covid-19,” he said in his Facebook postings.

Along with the statement he shared several pictures of long queues of vehicles near the KL-Karak highway from the Gombak toll plaza, PLUS southbound highway from the Sg Besi highway tollgate and several tweets from the Malaysian Highway Authority twitter handle alerting the public to the heavy traffic on these two highways.

Dr Noor Hisham warned the public that if the health care workers fall, the public and their family members will not get the best care they need.

“Worse still, if there are no more beds in the hospitals for you. What’ll happen if you’re critically ill but all beds in the ICU are occupied.

“The frontliners are tired but we still persevere to save your lives,” he said.

Malaysia will enter a full lockdown from June 1 until June 14 following a severe spike in cases this month.



Heavy traffic at Gombak toll plaza this morning

Heavy traffic near the Gombak toll plaza this morning, which went viral on social media, was due to the roadblock mounted at the toll plaza. - STR/ MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy traffic near the Gombak toll plaza this morning, which went viral on social media, was due to the roadblock mounted at the toll plaza.

Gombak district police chief Assistant Commissioner Arifai Tarawe said the one-kilometre crawl was due to thorough checks being conducted on the drivers and their vehicles.

"Yes, there was indeed one-kilometre crawl due to thorough inspection by the police," he said in a short reply via WhatsApp.

Asked whether the congestion was due to the movement of people heading back to their respective hometowns following the total lockdown announcement, Arifai said the matter would be investigated.

"We will investigate this first, I am heading to the location (Gombak toll plaza)," said Arifai.

Earlier, photos showing congestion at the toll plaza went viral on social media as vehicles headed towards the roadblock.

Meanwhile, checks by Harian Metro later found that the congestion at the toll plaza had been resolved with the opening of four lanes.


  1. Why Wee KHAT Siong must gopoh gopoh rush the LRT back into service after the crash?

    Analisa Keju Belum Buat Lagi. Pecat Chairman Everything Now Safe? Like Magic?

    Reduce number of service by 50% some more, this means more crowding and no Social Distancing. Now see what happened...

    LRT, MRT users during peak hours on May 27,28 urged to get tested for Covid-19
    Saturday, 29 May 2021

    PETALING JAYA: Commuters who used the LRT and MRT trains during the peak hours on Thursday (May 27) and Friday (May 28) morning were told to get screened for Covid-19, after two individuals had come forward, saying that they have tested positive.

    According to Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, two individuals - Claudia Nuriman and Nurul Aisyah - had tweeted about their positive Covid-19 results after boarding the LRT and MRT trains on May 27 and May 28 respectively.

    Claudia, in a tweet, said she boarded the LRT train from Wangsa Maju to Pasar Seni, and subsequently took the MRT to the Semantan station.

    "Her journey was between 7.30am to 8.30am on May 28," said Prasarana Malaysia Bhd in a statement on Saturday (May 29).

    Claudia also said she did not experience any symptoms, and she had received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on May 21.

    On the other hand, Nurul Aisyah, in a tweet, revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 and urged commuters who boarded the LRT train from Taman Melati to KLCC on May 27 to get tested.

    "Her journey was between 8am to 9am," added Prasarana Malaysia Bhd.

  2. Strange but unless the manual train driver is in ICU and can't talk, nobody has reported his version of events. Everybody wants to know why he was going the wrong way during peak hour. And who was in charge in the Control Centre giving the instructions? The Chairman Tajuddin? So just sack him everything now OK?

  3. Perhaps there r misconceptions amongst these balik kampong people - thinking that the ambient environment of fresh air in the rural settings r more conducive in preventing covid infection.


    Covid is an airborne disease favouring close contact. Once a carrier is presented,his/her immediate surroundings become an infecting zone. Thus, those clean kampong air myth is a dead trap when a asymptomatic carrier is been introduced into it unknowingly in the lack of large scale testing!

    Furthermore, the close proximity & poor medical facilities in the rural areas exaggerate the chances of late stage syndrome development. Many patients would die bcoz of these late discovery!

    R these people ignorant? Poorly informed? Or just pure tidak-apa with that typical insaf Allah attitude?

    Yet these attitude would spread to those who have taken the necessary precautions - as virus strike when just one slip of mind by the kind minded.

    1. human nature plus a submissive to cultural practices.

      my mum complain i dont bring her to wet market. my brother n cousin not happy when i skip cny gathering. my in law sound unhappiness when i refuse to visit on second day cny. my wife accuse me no heart not attending her aunt funeral. we accuse others but do exactly the same, we believe God god tuhan buddha whatever will protect us.

    2. That WHAT u r - a 犬养 mfer of a katak w/o root & consciousness heart!

    3. many chinese msian dying from covid, u really think u r the superior type?