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Thu, 6 May 2021, 9:14 PM
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Jeffrey leads 50 climbers in ‘Jom Sihat’ up Mt Kinabalu
The group led by Jeffrey in the Mt Kinabalu climb to promote the ‘Jom Sihat’ programme and diversity of KDM cultural costumes.
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94 KK journalists receive vaccination
Media practitioners from the See Hua group after receiving the first dose of the Sinovac vaccine.
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Duo claim trial to raping teenager
KOTA KINABALU: Two men claimed trial to gang raping a teenage girl four years ago.
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Seremban Umno Youth severs ties with MCA
PETALING JAYA: Seremban Umno Youth has severed ties with Negeri Sembilan MCA and Seremban MCA.
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No exercising or sports in MCO areas now
KUALA LUMPUR: All sports and recreational activities in areas placed under the movement control order (MCO) have been suspended from tomorrow.
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Former military intelligence head fined RM70,000 for corruption
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A former military intelligence head was fined RM70,000 in default nine months’ jail by the Sessions Court here, today, for accepting bribes amounting to RM60,000 last year.
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MCO: Four roadblocks to control movement in Taiping, say police
TAIPING, May 6 — Taiping police will conduct four roadblocks to control movement as well as curb the spread of Covid-19, in line with the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) in the di...
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FT Ministry identifies bazaars, malls visited by hundreds of Covid-19-positive individuals, close contacts
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Federal Territories Ministry has identified and are monitoring several Ramadan bazaars and shopping malls here that were visited by hundreds of Covid-19 positive individuals and close contacts.
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MOU to reduce KK plastic waste
Mayor Noorliza (second left) and Clare exchanging signed MOU for the implementation of the ‘Kota Kinabalu Plastic Neutral Project’ programme.
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Tenom Unduk Ngadau wants to be policewoman
Ivy (centre) flanked by Ruth (left) and Savitha (right) during the Tenom district Unduk Ngadau Borderless pageant.
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Malaysia records 3,551 new daily Covid-19 cases, Selangor tops the list
Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah — Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The Health Ministry recorded 3,551 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia...
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Kelantan allows mosques to have Friday prayers, at 70% capacity
KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) has allowed Friday prayers, daily obligatory prayers and tarawih prayers to be performed in mosques statewide, starting toda...
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Arifin Zakaria appointed PNB group chairman
KUALA LUMPUR: Arifin Zakaria has been appointed Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman, replacing Zeti Akhtar Aziz, effective today.
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Anwar: Period spot checks one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard of
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said in the history of Islam, never has there been anything on the practice to conduct physical checks on female students to prove that t...
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Klang Valley roadblocks will follow district borders, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: Roadblocks in the Klang Valley will focus on borders of administrative districts, says Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
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SMA to state govt: Temporarily use Sim Kheng Hong Port to solve Senari Port congestion problem
KPA’s hand-out photo shows freight trucks queuing at Senari Port Terminal.
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Group tells DAP to stop using hawkers for cheap publicity after party launches fund to help them
Chang (left) with the association’s treasurer Pung Siok Eng at the press conference.
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Bar’s challenge on emergency proclamation to be heard on May 10
KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court here will hold a case management on May 10 following a suit filed by the Malaysian Bar last month to seek several declarations that the government’s move to proclaim a sta...
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Umno-Warisan pact may be a possibility
KOTA KINABALU: Claims that Umno and Warisan are holding secret talks on the possibility of working together may not be too far-fetched, if what transpired during an online forum today is anything to g...
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Najib fined $970 for flouting Covid-19 measures, chicken rice shop fined $3,200
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Compound notices amounting to RM3,000 (S$970) and RM10,000 (S$3,200) have been issued to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and a chicken rice shop...
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Ringgit retreats to end lower against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit retreated from yesterday’s gains to end lower against the greenback today, as traders turned risk-averse following the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0, ...
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Nazir Razak: Why no supertaxes on glove companies?
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB) chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak is perplexed as to why no supertaxes are imposed on Malaysia’s glove companies which have made huge profits from th...
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Deputy IGP candidates identified, to be decided after Hari Raya, says Acryl Sani
KUALA LUMPUR: Candidates for the Deputy Inspector-General of Police post have been identified and will be announced after Hari Raya, says Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
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Dr Chin: Over 1,000 senior citizens in Sibu expected to receive Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow
Photo shows Covid-19 vaccination exercise in progress at Sibu Indoor Stadium on April 19.
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Marine Dept: Kuching Port dredging contractor being fined until project completed
The dredging of the Kuching Port navigational channel should have been completed in 2019.
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Klang Valley bazaar stalls rush to clear stock, restaurants brace for reduced sales amid MCO 3.0
KUALA LUMPUR: Othlan Jalil, 34 was getting the charcoal fire up to roast his first batch of syrup-glazed chicken wings.
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Johor Bersatu probes ‘dissolution’ of Simpang Renggam division
JOHOR BAHRU: Johor Bersatu is conducting an internal investigation over the resignation letters submitted by its Simpang Renggam division leadership, as viralled on social media.
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Ismail Sabri: EMCO in 23 Pahang localities; sports school in Johor after spike of Covid-19 cases
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — The government will impose the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) on 23 localities in Pahang and a sports schools in Johor after these registered spiked in Covid-19 cases, ...
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Vape industry protests government seizure of vape products, urges introduction of regulations
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — The Malaysia E-Vaporizers and Tobacco Alternative Association (MEVTA) has described the recent raids by the authorities as yet another blow to an industry already hard hit by t...
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Health Ministry: 14 new Covid-19 clusters identified for 418 total nationwide
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has identified 14 new Covid-19 clusters in the country, taking the number of active ones in the country to 418.
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Rela member claims man tried to run him over with car, police investigating
SHAH ALAM: Police are investigating an incident where someone allegedly tried to run over a Rela member with a car in front of a school in Kota Kemuning.
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Two food manufacturing factories found operating in poor hygiene standards
NIBONG TEBAL: Two food manufacturing factories in Bukit Panchor with products bearing MeSTI (good manufacturing practices) and halal certification logos have been found to be operating under poor hygiene conditions.
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203 traders issued compound fines for various offences
Datuk Rosol Wahid – Bernama file photo KEMAMAN (May 6): Some 203 traders nationwide have had compound fines totalling RM30,050 issued to them since April 21 for various trade offences.
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SDMC: EMCO at two longhouses in Pakan, Meradong end
SDMC has decided to end the EMCO at two longhouses in Pakan and Meradong.
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Malaysian woman admits performing invasive nose treatment illegally in Singapore hotel
SINGAPORE: A Malaysian beauty consultant came to Singapore to perform illegal invasive beauty procedures on customers, administering a local anaesthetic and prescribing medication out of a hotel room ...
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14 new Covid-19 clusters, most involving workplaces
PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has detected 14 new Covid-19 clusters in the past 24 hours, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.
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Youth and Sports Ministry: Gyms, sports and recreational centres in MCO districts must close from tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Effective tomorrow, gyms and other sporting facilities in districts under the movement control order (MCO) must temporarily suspend operations, the Youth and Sports Ministry an...
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Stricter SOP helps curb spread of Covid-19 in Penang’s prisons, says its dept director
GEORGE TOWN, May 6 — The implementation of stricter standard operating procedures (SOPs) has succeeded in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in three of the state’s prisons, with two reporting zero...
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Tighter CMCO SOPs to be imposed in Sarawak
KUCHING: Sarawak will impose tighter standard operating procedures (SOP) under the conditional movement control order to curb the surge of Covid-19 in the state.
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Penang tethers on the brink of another MCO with spike in cases
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is set to be the next state to come under the movement control order after reporting 305 new cases.
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Tanjung Manis now Covid-19 yellow zone
SDMC said Sarawak still had a total of 76 active Covid-19 clusters, 18 of which reported a total of 69 new cases and the rest saw no new infection.
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SDMC to tighten SOP to break chain of Covid-19 infections
A resident undergoes swab test during an active case detection session.
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Covid-19: 391 new cases in Sarawak, five more fatalities
It said in its Covid-19 daily update that the death toll in the state had now increased to 195 and the cumulative number of infections was at 33,477 cases.
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Najib’s RM27mil SRC trial postponed to August
KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak’s second trial over SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) funds, in which the former prime minister is facing three money-laundering charges involving RM27 million, has been put ...
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A catastrophic flight of fancy in Subang?
PETALING JAYA: A prominent businessman’s proposal to take over the airport in Subang could prove disastrous for Malaysia’s airport network, a source has told FMT.
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Another cop linked to Nicky Liow gang freed
PETALING JAYA: Another senior police officer linked to the Nicky Liow gang has been released from detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma).
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Bursa Malaysia rebounds to end at day’s high, KLCI up 0.17 pct
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia finished at its intra-day high today with the benchmark composite index rising 0.17% as investors’ optimism was uplifted by Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) move to mainta...
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Man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 600 litre of subsidised fuel
KOTA BHARU: The 7th Battalion of the General Operations Force (GOF7) foiled an attempt to smuggle out 600 litres of subsidised fuel worth RM1,230 to neighbouring countries with the arrest of a man ear...
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Huguan Siou post does not interest me – Jeffrey
Jeffrey KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan regretted a local daily report that suggests he is willing to go to war to become the next...
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Moody’s Analytic says optimistic outlook for Malaysia’s trade, industrial production but MCO may threaten its recovery
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysia’s trade and industrial production both paint an optimistic outlook on the nation’s economy but the reimposition of the movement control order (MCO) may threaten it...
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Muhammad Amiin Ridhuwan’s death huge loss to Bersatu, says Armada chief
KOTA BARU, May 6 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Armada (Youth) chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal describes the demise of Kelantan Armada chief Datuk Muhammad Amiin Ridhuwan Ab Aziz...
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Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry says it never appointed agents to promote Buy Malaysian Products Campaign
PUTRAJAYA, May 6 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)  never appointed any advertising agents for advertising and promotional purposes under the Buy Malaysian Products Ca...
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Veteran Amri helps Rhinos beat Melaka United
Veteran forward Amri Yahya rolls back the years with two goals and an assist in Sabah FC’s 3-1 Super League over Melaka United FC at the Likas Stadium on Wednesday.
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Drastic measures for Sibu if Covid cases remain high – Dr Annuar
Dr Annuar Rapaee SIBU (May 6): A more drastic measure may be introduced in Sibu if the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the district are not showing any sign of dropping down this week.
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M’sian economy to remain weak, predicts rating agency
PETALING JAYA: A rating agency predicts that the Malaysian economy will remain weak and expects the first quarter of 2021 to remain negative for a fourth consecutive quarter since last year.
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Deepak withdraws bid to include Najib and Co in suit by PI Bala’s widow
PUTRAJAYA: Businessman JR Deepak Jaikishan has withdrawn his appeal to include former prime minister Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor and six others as the third party in a suit filed by the family...
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Covid-19: Vaccination programme on track, no delays expected, says Adham Baba
SEREMBAN: The Health Ministry has allayed concerns that there may be delays in the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme due to a shortage of vaccine supplies.
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S'wak's rural folk to have easier access to banking services following launch of mobile bank initiative
KUCHING: Rural folk in Sarawak will have easier access to banking services following the launch of a mobile bank initiative by the state government.
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Govt approves applications worth RM12.88 bln under Wage Subsidy Programme 1.0 as of April 23 – Tengku Zafrul
Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The government has approved wage subsidy applications worth RM12.86 billion under the Wage Subsidy Programme 1.0 (PSU1.0) as of April 23, whi...
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NUBE banking on govt to protect staff hit by closures
PETALING JAYA: With 600 retail bank branches expected to close in the next decade, and 3,000 jobs set to become redundant, the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) says more needs to be done for th...
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Married couple charged with hurting Tahfiz student
KUALA LUMPUR: A married couple who runs a tahfiz centre was charged in separate Magistrate’s Court in Ampang today for voluntarily causing hurt on a male student last month.
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152 Labuan firemen to work round-the-clock during Raya
LABUAN: There will be no Hari Raya break for 152 firefighters in the duty-free-island here.
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Union calls for review of 90 pct Sarawakians policy for teachers in the state
Adam Prakash Abdullah MIRI (May 6): The Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) has called on the state government to urgently review its 90 per cent Sarawakians policy for teachers.
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Federal govt implements four enhancements to grants, support for states
MOF said the federal government has agreed to implement four enhancements to allocations channelled in various forms of grants and support to the state governments for 2021.
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Najib lists 25 reasons to remove Sri Ram as prosecutor
PUTRAJAYA: Najib Razak cited 25 reasons today why a High Court judge was wrong in dismissing his application to disqualify retired judge Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution in the ongoing 1MDB ...
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Covid: Sarawak’s small businesses urged to go digital
KUCHING: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) has urged small business operators in Sarawak to digitalise their operations to ensure their survival amidst uncertainties of...
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Elderly man living alone in ramshackle home in Bekenu gets new house in time for Raya
Mahjin (left) handing over documentation to the new house (on the left) to Ini, witnessed by Rosey and Sulaiman (right).
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Don't ban dine-ins completely, plead restaurant operators
PETALING JAYA: Restaurant operators are appealing to the government not to completely ban dining-in under the latest round of movement control order (MCO 3.0), arguing that the minimum of two customers per table should be allowed to help them cope with expenses.
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Give precise directions on how to hire foreign domestic helpers, Pusma tells govt
PETALING JAYA: Give precise directives on the hiring of foreign domestic helpers so that employment agencies can start the hiring process as soon as possible, says the National Association of Human Resources Malaysia (Pusma).
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Allowing Raya visits during Covid-19 surge not ‘good decision’, says association
Wong gathers feedback from a hawker at a stall in Sibu.
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2 students find extra-oden-ary success with paste
KOTA BHARU: As students, they started doing business on the campus – and now two Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) students are beaming with pride as they take home a six-figure income from their h...
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Single mum charged with RM1mil money laundering
MELAKA: A single mother was charged in the sessions court here today with 19 counts of money laundering involving RM962,845.21 seven years ago.
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FedEx delivers critical healthcare supplies to India
HONG KONG: FedEx Express is working with organizations around the world to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to assist in the fight against Covid-19 in India.
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Five Ramadan bazaars at LRT stations to close from Saturday
KUALA LUMPUR: Five Ramadan bazaars at Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations in Selangor will be closed starting this Saturday following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in six distri...
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Cops wrapping up probe papers on Neelofa, hubby at carpet shop
SEREMBAN: Police are in the final stages of completing their investigation papers (IP) on celebrity Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and husband, Haris Ismail, for allegedly violating the conditional movement c...
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An independent agency to ensure tranparency, accountability
OUTGOING IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador’s (pix) call to shift the police commission’s position away from the home minister (Support for apolitical police commission theSun refers) is pertinent for ...
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Investigation paper on Neelofa, husband for crossing state lines almost complete, say cops
PETALING JAYA: The investigation paper on celebrity newlyweds Noor Neelofa Mohd Nor and husband Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail for allegedly crossing state lines to buy carpets in Nilai 3, is now in the final stages after being referred to the public prosecutor.
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MCO? It’s pretty much business as usual
KUALA LUMPUR: It was the first day of the movement control order.
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Fight back against the cartel culture
The news in early April this year regarding the existence of a cartel/syndicate that had been monopolising government procurement contracts is yet again a grim reminder of how deeply rooted the cultur...
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Eleven claim trial in JB to reselling subsidised cooking oil
JOHOR BARU: Eleven men pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here for unauthorised possession of subsidised cooking oil - a controlled item in Malaysia - as well as for attempting to resell the item.
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No Covid outbreak at Ipoh resort
IPOH: The Haven All Suite Resort in Tambun has lodged a police report over an audio clip that claimed there is an outbreak of Covid-19 within the hotel.
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Worst is over, but recovery will be uneven, says economic think tank
PETALING JAYA: The Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC) has said the worst economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are likely over, but warned that the trajectory of this year’s recovery will be ...
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Report: Pavilion KL shopping mall owner Desmond Lim plans takeover of Subang Airport
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Businessman Tan Sri Desmond Lim is said to be planning a takeover of Subang Airport worth RM3.7 billion.
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Building a fairer, healthier world for migrants
THE Covid-19 pandemic has greatly undermined recent health advances, driven more people into poverty and food insecurity, as well as amplified health inequities.
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King congratulates Pandelela for FINA World Cup gold medal
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has congratulated national diver Pandelela Rinong for winning the gold medal in the women’s individual 10 metre platform event at the 2021 FINA World Cup diving tournament in Japan
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Manufacturing records highest sales in 44 months
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s manufacturing sector has recorded RM126.9 billion in sales for March, a 15.3% increase compared to the same month last year and the highest in 44 months.
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Teachers’ union slammed for ‘failing students’ after dismissing complaints of sexual harassment, rape culture
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — DAP’s Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei has chided a National Union of The Teaching Profession (NUTP) representative for denying sexual harrassment allegations and the pre...
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Seven men charged in Ipoh over alleged involvement in gang-related activities
IPOH, May 6 — Seven men were charged at the Sessions Court here over their suspected involvement in an organised crime gang called ‘Geng Nantha Kumar’. They were named as Gunasegaran, Muhammad F...
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The paradox of young leaders
GEORGE ORWELL said it true: “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” Herein lies the problem.
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Suspected dealer nabbed during anti-drug ops
BUTTERWORTH: A suspected drug dealer was nabbed by police during an anti-drug operation on Monday (May 3).
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Sarawak Sports Minister congratulates Pandelela for gold medal feat
KUCHING: Sarawakian diver Pandelela Rinong has earned the thumbs-up from state Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah for her gold medal at the Diving World Cup in Tokyo.
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Universiti Malaya researchers among country's top highly cited
PETALING JAYA: Six researchers from Universiti Malaya (UM) are on Malaysia’s Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate.
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Seven charged with becoming members of organised crime group
IPOH: Seven men were charged at the Ipoh Sessions Court today with becoming members of an organised crime group known as ‘Nantha Kumar Gang’. However, no plea was recorded from Gunasegaran, Muham...
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Bonding through mutual love for creating artworks
ON Saturdays, Noor Sarah Mohamed Reza and her son Rayyan Irfan Chai would set up their paintings on easels and walls at their booth in Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya to display their artworks.
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Changes needed to win Covid-19 war
PETALING JAYA: A new approach is necessary to help Malaysia win the Covid-19 war and this could entail the public and private healthcare facilities sharing the load, among other things.
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Fahmi Reza summoned by Kajang police over graphic depicting Health Minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Graphic designer Fahmi Reza has been called up by the police again in connection with satire depicting Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
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PM’s special public health adviser urges Msia to follow Canada in approving Pfizer vaccine for children from age 12
An AFP file photo taken on Jan 22, 2021 show empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 disease vaccine at the regional corona vaccination centre in Ludwigsburg, southern Germany.
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Court allows Nigerian to challenge deportation order
SHAH ALAM: The High Court here has allowed an application for judicial review of the deportation order against Nigerian Simon Adavize Momoh.
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UMS’ Abdullah Gani on cloud nine with ‘top researcher’ award
KOTA KINABALU: Producing quality scientific papers is a top priority for Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Abdullah Gani, who has been recognised as one of the “Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers 2020”.
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Women’s rights coalition urges transparency in probe against period spot checks, sexual harassment in schools
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A coalition of women’s rights organisations is urging the Ministry of Education (MoE) to be more transparent in its investigation into period spot checks and sexual harassmen...
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Country can recover from economic losses, but lives cannot be replaced: Experts
PETALING JAYA: The people’s health should take precedence over the economic well-being of the country in the Covid-19 war, but there are ways to moderate the pain, according to two economists theSun...
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Four roadblocks in PJ to remain
PETALING JAYA: A total of four roadblocks will remain manned by Petaling Jaya police following the movement control order imposed in six districts in Selangor from Thursday (May 6) until May 17.
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GT Editorial: Ganging up at G7 against China, Russia a nightmare trip for US, West
BEIJING, May 5, Global Times - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a message during the three-day G7 foreign ministers' meeting: It is not the US' purpose to try to contain China or to hold China down, but to defend "the international rules based order." And issues over the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the island of Taiwan are related to whether China is abiding by international rules.
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Kelantan Bersatu Armada chief dies
PASIR MAS (Bernama): Kelantan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Armada chief Datuk Muhammad Amiin Ridhuwan Ab Aziz, 36, died at about 6am on Thursday (May 6) from a heart attack.
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Stay with Perikatan to win 100pc of seats in Perlis, Shahidan tells Umno
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Recently-sacked Perlis Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said that Umno has a better chance to win all seats in the state if it remains in the Perikatan Nasional coalition ...
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Pekan Nanas, Jemaluang landfills expected to last until 2024
JOHOR BAHRU: Two landfill sites in the state, namely in Pekan Nanas, Pontian and Jemaluang, Mersing, could only last for three years, according to Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporati...
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PH’s toll plan wasn’t good either, expert tells Pua
PETALING JAYA: The government’s decision to discontinue Pakatan Harapan’s plan to acquire certain major highways was the right move, according to a transport expert.
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Survey shows KL residents have it good, but economists think otherwise
PETALING JAYA: People who live in Kuala Lumpur are better off than their counterparts in several other Southeast Asian cities.
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Why hey! Social media users comment on bearable traffic in Selangor
PETALING JAYA: Road users took to social media to comment on bearable traffic conditions on Thursday (May 6) morning, the first day of the movement control order in six Selangor districts.
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Jame Reis takes over as Tatau police chief
Dennis (left) hands over duties to Jame witnessed by Lukas.
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Report: Research finds Malay support for Pakatan in Selangor at all-time low
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A recent survey has reportedly found that the Malay community’s support for Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition in Selangor has dropped and is at all-time low to just 27 per cent,...
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21 flood victims in Machang Bubok evacuated to relief centre
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Six families, comprising 21 people, from several locations in Machang Bubok, have been evacuated to the relief centre at Dewan Kampung Bukit Teh here since early today due to floods.
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Consumer groups call on MyCC to probe e-commerce giant
PETALING JAYA: Two consumer groups have called on the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) to investigate e-commerce giant Shopee for allegedly offering RM3,000 in vouchers to sellers for them to cl...
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Spike in cases and clusters, new MCO keeping Najib up at night
PETALING JAYA: As more districts prepare to re-enter a third movement control order period, former prime minister Najib Razak said he has been losing sleep over the spike in cases and clusters.
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Report: Selangor tahfiz owners to be charged with child abuse
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A married couple suspected of committing child abuse at a tahfiz in Taman Tun Abdul Razak in Ampang Jaya, Selangor will be charged at the Ampang Magistrate’s Court today.
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Report: In Kelantan, over 1,100 elderly missed their Covid-19 vaccination appointment
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A total of 1,141 people aged 60 and above did not attend their scheduled Covid-19 vaccination appointment, Kelantan State Health Director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said.
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Simpang Renggam EMCO: Residents unite in fight against unseen enemy
This is the second of three articles on how government healthcare staff and the local communities coped with the daunting task of controlling a Covid-19 outbreak in Simpang Renggam, Johor, where the n...
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Several villages in Bukit Mertajam hit by flash flooding on Wednesday (May 5)
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Several villages here were hit by a flash flood on Wednesday (May 5) evening as they were about to break fast, says Machang Bubok assemblyman Lee Khai Loon.
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No defence filed yet in Sabah absentee teacher case
KOTA KINABALU: Three former students of a Sabah school who sued their English teacher for allegedly failing to turn up for class for several months are still waiting for the defendants to file their d...
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Benchmark interest rate likely to stay at record low
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will likely keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged today as a surge in Covid-19 infections threatens the economic recovery.
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Sultan Muhammad V concerned with surge in Covid-19 cases in Kelantan
KOTA BHARU: The Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V has expressed concern over the surge in COVID-19 cases in the , having recorded a three digit number daily since middle of last month.
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Pelagus rep warns Baleh dam contractors to pay up workers’ EPF, Socso
Wilson Nyabong claimed some employers have not settled their workers EPF or Socso contribution.
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Tiong warns owners not rent out properties to tenants from outside Bintulu
Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing – File photo BINTULU (May 6): Property owners here are reminded by Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing not to rent their houses or shops to new tenants from outside the...
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Belaga folk waiting for response to request on district’s elevation, says PKR leader
Abun Sui Anyit KUCHING (May 6): The people of Belaga hope the state government will respond to their request to elevate the district to a division, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak informatio...
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SEDC pays RM2,374,200 in tithes to Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak
Abdul Aziz (left) during the handing-over of business tithes that was held online via Zoom application.
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Rafidah pins down what’s wrong with our govt leaders
PETALING JAYA: Rafidah Aziz, the tough-talking former trade minister, sees a need for concern over the state of leadership in Malaysia, saying many people wanted to “be in charge” despite lacking ...
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Filming in MCO areas allowed, special SPP needed-Finas
KUALA LUMPUR: Filming activities in areas under the Movement Control Order (MCO) are allowed but special filming certificates (SPP) are required.
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Solid waste collection up to almost 33,000 tonnes during Ramadan-Alam Flora
KUALA LUMPUR: Solid waste collection here has increased to almost 33,000 tonnes during Ramadan this year compared to 27,000 tonnes in the same period last year, according to Alam Flora.
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Policeman fires shots at smuggler’s car to avoid being rammed in Peringat
KOTA BHARU: A policeman was forced to open fire at a car believed to be owned by a fireworks smuggler after the driver tried to ram him in an incident in Kampung Peringat here yesterday morning.
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Flash floods hit Machang Bubok, residents forced to break fast in floodwaters
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Dozens of houses in Machang Bubok, here, experienced flash floods after more than two hours of heavy rain since 5 pm today.
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Police’s new game plan to ensure SOP compliance
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor police will be formulating a new game plan for the movement control order imposed on six districts in the state from today until May 17.
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Entire Kuala Lumpur under MCO
PUTRAJAYA: More people will cele­brate Hari Raya Aidilfitri under the movement control order after authorities placed the entire Kuala Lumpur and several localities in Johor, Perak and Terengganu under MCO for 14 days beginning tomorrow until May 20.
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Fighting fire under the new normal
GEORGE TOWN: When Muham­mad Shafiq Mohamad joined the Fire and Rescue Department, he was mentally and physically prepared to put out fires and help people in distress.
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Do you know ... about Eurasian hoopoes?
Here are some facts about Eurasian hoopoes.
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Youth leader killed while helping woman trapped in car
A YOUTH leader who was helping a woman trapped in her car was killed when he was hit by another vehicle, Makkal Osai reported.
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Buddhist group to send oxygen aid to India
THE Malaysian chapter of Buddhist association Fo Guang Shan will be sending 200 oxygen concentrators to India to help Covid-19 patients, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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Mum in trouble for letting two-year-old vape
POLICE are on the hunt for a woman who allegedly gave her two-year-old child a puff on an electronic cigarette and posted a video of it on social media, reported Harian Metro.
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Vote for your favourite Raya video
KUALA LUMPUR: The Hari Raya season is upon us and though Malaysians are unable to uphold our annual traditions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can look forward to the annual showreel of festive commercials.
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‘Chapal’ back in vogue due to retro appeal
BUTTERWORTH: The trend of wearing chapal (traditional Malay sandals) has been making a comeback, especially among the younger generation.
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Preserved fish a favourite Ramadan dish in Kelantan
KOTA BARU: It has been a good season for trader Nor Azreena Mohd Nor, as demand for preserved and dried fish, a popular delicacy among the Kelantanese, has been increasing this Ramadan.
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‘Tanjak’ makes comeback
JOHOR BARU: Once worn by royals and nobles, tanjak – also known as tengkolok – is growing more popular among the younger generation, especially during Hari Raya.
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More to beauty than meets the eye
KOTA KINABALU: She has hazel-­coloured eyes, light brown hair and a relatively fair complexion but Maya Hejnow­ska is able to speak fluent Kadazan, one of Sabah’s native languages.
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Beneficiaries of Jaringan Prihatin glad to have more digital access
PETALING JAYA: Eligible recipients of aid from the Jaringan Prihatin Programme, which enables them to get rebates for mobile devices or data plans, say it will help them to attend online classes and work from home.
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