Malaysian internet sleuths have exposed a number of actual Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) to date.
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A woman who was seen wearing a pink wristband dining at an eatery in Ipoh earlier this week is not a Person Under Surveillance (PUS), but the wristband is instead for a nearby theme park.
What you need to know: Netizens grew concerned and urged police to investigate when a woman wearing a pink wristband was seen at an eatery. The image went viral as people believed she was breaking home quarantine.
Who said what: Ipoh police chief Assistant Commissioner A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz noted that the wristband the lady was wearing was for the Lost World of Tambun theme park.
Why it matters: It’s a healthy dose of public awareness, as such community vigilance raised awareness of a shopkeeper who broke his home quarantine who later tested positive for Covid-19, inciting the Sivagangga cluster in Kedah.
However, at this time when worries about a second wave of Covid-19 infections are on the rise again, it might be better to avoid wearing wristbands in public, regardless of what colour they are.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.