Hornbill Unleashed

February 13, 2018

Another area declared rabies-infected in Sarawak

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Douglas-Uggah-Embas_rabies_600Kampung Gawang Empili in Simunjan has been declared the latest rabies-infected area, raising to 30 the number of places in Sarawak affected by the disease.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, in a statement today, said Deputy Chief Minister and chairman of the committee Douglas Uggah Embas made the announcement.

“As the village is outside the 10km radius of territory declared rabies-infected, it is the 30th rabies-infected area in Sarawak,” it said.

The Serian Division had the most number of rabies-infected areas at 21, followed by Kuching (four), Samarahan (three) and Sri Aman and Sarikei (one each).

“People who have been bitten by dogs are advised to immediately get attention at any health facility.

“The people are also advised to avoid getting bitten by animals, especially dogs,” the committee said.

So far, six of seven people diagnosed with rabies have died in Sarawak since the disease was detected last year.


Source : The FMT Online by Bernama


 

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  1. The recognition of the Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud’s Lebanese wife, Ragad Kurdi Taib, as Melanau, has opened a legal morass that may have long-term repercussions on the rights of natives, said property lawyers.

    The discontent comes on the back of long-standing anger among natives over denial of their customary land rights and delays in approvals for identity cards or citizenships for those born in Sarawak who are stateless or without identification documents.

    “One can change one’s nationality but one can never change the blood that is flowing in them – that is their ethnicity,” said Sarawak-based lawyer Athina Klaywa Sim.

    “It is wrong by law. And it may create a precedence. So, should it be easy for others to do the same? Where goes the protection for and privilege of the natives?” said Sim, who is state PKR Wanita legal adviser.

    Comment by limpehkong — February 13, 2018 @ 1:40 PM | Reply


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