纳吉布想再当一次总理:马哈迪

Jul 22, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
马哈迪·莫哈末曾两次当选马拉西亚总理,他预测另一位马来西亚前总理纳吉布·拉扎克正在寻求卷土重来,再次登上国家权力巅峰。

马哈迪告诉《透视大马》团队,如果下周纳吉布在与 SRC International 有关的腐败和洗钱指控下被判无罪,那么他会想再次成为总理。

马哈迪还就国民联盟是否会在下次选举中提名穆希丁·亚辛为总理候选人的问题给出了回复。

他说穆希丁作为总理的根基是不稳的。

马哈迪说,“我们觉得人民是支持我们的,所以我们应当恢复在政府中的位置以维护这种支持”。

马哈迪曾是土著团结党主席,他还给出了为何国民联盟不是合适选择的理由。

作为兰卡威议员的马哈迪表示,他们的计划一直都是扳倒 PH,然后让一帮卖国贼来组建政府。

马哈迪还曾是马来民族统一机构(UMNO)主席,他这样说到:“一般来说,UMNO 的成员会认为自己应当来担当领袖职责,因为他们是有支持的。事实上,他们告诉土著团结党说,虽然现在他们是一个联盟,但也会在下次选举中与土著团结党展开竞争。”

国民阵线目前是国民联盟中规模最大的阵营,拥有 42 名议员;然后是土著团结党、PAS 以及 GPS。在土著团结党的 31 名议员中,有 15 名为前 UMNO 议员,还有 10 名是前 PKR 立法者。

在排除了一名亲马哈迪的支持者——四加亭的沙鲁丁·沙烈——后,土著团结党仅剩 6 名在 2018 年时胜利的议员。

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.