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Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 6:28 AM
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Police probe group for CMCO SOP violations at hotel in Glenmarie
SHAH ALAM, July 25 — Police are investigating the actions of a group of individuals who were believed to have violated the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the conditional movement control ord...
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Maritime Network donates container to store Covid-19 bodies to Shah Alam Hospital
SHAH ALAM, July 25 — Recognising the urgent need for a storage space for Covid-19 bodies, a company has come forward to donate a fully renovated container with freezer system worth RM42,000 to the S...
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Health D-G tells contract healthcare workers not to join demonstration tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is urging all doctors and healthcare workers on contract post to refrain from joining a nationwide strike tomorrow and...
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JAWI: Next-of-kin of those who died of Covid-19 need to allow burial done at designated cemeteries
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The next-of-kin of those who died of Covid-19 here were asked to allow the burial to be done at the cemetery set by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI...
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Deputy IGP: Use correct channels to air Covid-19 vaccine-related issues
ALOR SETAR, July 25 — The public has been advised to use the correct channels to complain about issues related to the administration of the Covid-19 vaccination.
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State minister: Six new Covid-19 clusters recorded in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, July 25 — A total of six new Covid-19 clusters were recorded in Sabah today with three of them involving workplace infections, while the rest involved community clusters and religious...
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Diversifying vaccine portfolio expedites country’s rate of vaccination
PUTRAJAYA, July 25 — The government’s decision in diversifying the vaccine portfolio under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) has succeeded in raising the country’s rate of vacc...
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Hadi tells Malaysian ambassadors to increase cooperation with Egypt, Oman, Lebanon
KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has asked Malaysia’s Ambassadors to Egypt, Oman and Lebanon to make an effort to increas...
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Teen claims she was sexually assaulted by uncle for three years
MELAKA: A teenager has claimed she was turned into a sex slave by her 39-year-old uncle since 2018.
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GOF9 seizes frozen chicken smuggled from Thailand
PASIR MAS: Members of the Ninth Battalion of the General Operations Force (GOF9) seized chicken and other frozen foodstuff worth RM85,950 from two lorries in an oil palm plantation here, early this mo...
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Easing restrictions for those fully vaccinated must be done in a controlled manner, says KJ
PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia plans to ease restrictions for those fully vaccinated against Covid-19, it must be done in a controlled manner to avoid any grave repercussions, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
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Cops record statements of 15 black flag convoy participants
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have recorded the statements of 15 people who participated in the black flag convoy, says Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan.
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Covid-19: 60pc of Sarawak’s Delta cases among unvaccinated, says state health director
KUCHING, July 25 — Some 60 per cent or 56 of the 93 Covid-19 Delta variant cases registered in Sarawak as of July 23 involved patients who have not been vaccinated against the virus, said State Heal...
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Chong Wei hits out at online trolls targeting national shuttlers
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics chef de mission (CDM) Datuk Lee Chong Wei is distressed by the online abuses targeting the national shuttlers.
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Prime Minister did not announce GKP 5.0, Bernama clarifies
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) did not make an announcement on Prihatin Special Grant (GKP) 5.0 as reported by Bernama following a media conference by the premier yesterda...
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KPDNHEP detains man for allegedly dealing in subsidised cooking oil without license
SANDAKAN: A 67-year-old local man was detained in a raid at a premises here last Friday (July 23) for allegedly dealing in over eight tonnes of subsidised cooking oil without a valid licence.
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Umno MPs must vote against Emergency, says Ahmad Zahid
PETALING JAYA: All Umno MPs must push for the Emergency and related ordinances to be debated in the House and withdrawn, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ahead of the highly-anticipated special Parliament sittings for five days from July 26.
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As clock counts down to Parliament special sitting, Zahid orders Umno MPs to table motion, vote against Emergency proclamation
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Umno federal lawmakers have been instructed to table a motion and vote to end the Proclamation of Emergency ahead of tomorrow’s Special Parliamentary sitting.
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Kelantan is state with most places under EMCO from Tuesday to Aug 9
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The National Security Council today announced an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for 28 places nationwide starting from July 28 to August 9.
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Cops nab 29 suspected drug addicts at Balik Pulau jetty 'drug den'
BALIK PULAU: Twenty-nine suspected drug addicts were detained by police during a raid at a jetty in Teluk Kumbar here.
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Taman Hock Ann in KL tops Malaysia’s new Covid-19 clusters today with 185 infections
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — A new cluster dubbed Taman Hock Ann in Lembah Pantai here saw 174 people testing positive for Covid-19 out of 299 screened, the Health Ministry said today.
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MB: No plan to implement phase three of National Recovery Plan in green zone districts in Perak
LARUT, July 25 — The Perak government has no plan to let certain mukim or districts in the state that are in the green zone to progress into Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (PPN). Mentri B...
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SDMC: Two workers’ quarters in Bintulu under EMCO
KUCHING, July 25 — Three localities in Bintulu have been placed under the Covid-19 enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for two weeks, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said.
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EMCO on Damai Apartment in Selangor ends ahead of schedule
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The National Security Council lifted the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) placed on Damai Apartment in PJS 8, Damansara, Selangor today, a week ahead of schedule.
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National Food Basket initiative more than just providing food
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Food Basket Programme is not just about providing food aid, but it is also a way to look into various problems and issues of the community, said Women, Family and Community ...
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Covid-19: Sarawak detects 93 cases involving Delta variant
SIBU: A total of 93 Covid-19 Delta variant cases have been detected in Sarawak, the highest in the country.
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SDMC: New Covid-19 cases in Sarawak rise to 407
KUCHING, July 25 — The number of new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak rose to 407 today from 261 yesterday, according to the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). It said in a statement that ...
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Domestic Trade Ministry seizes counterfeit face masks worth over RM60,000 in Johor Baru
JOHOR BARU, July 25 — The Johor Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has seized 112,350 units of suspected counterfeit face masks worth RM60,669 around Taman Sentosa and Tebrau her...
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Malaysian Olympic swimmer Welson Sim catches eye of Chinese netizens
BEIJING: A two-second appearance of Malaysian Olympic swimmer Welson Sim was all it took to capture the hearts of the Chinese watching coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on television.
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Man drowns trying to recover outboard engine which fell into sea
KOTA KINABALU: A man who tried to recover an outboard engine which fell into the sea drowned in waters off Papar about 40km from here.
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King Salman sends Covid-19 aid to Malaysia -Hishammuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: The King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul Abdulaziz Al-Saud has ordered the ‘King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Action’ to quickly send assistance of medical equipm...
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NS Immigration nabs 31 illegal immigrants
SEREMBAN: The Immigration Department of Negeri Sembilan detained 31 illegal immigrants in a raid on a glove-making factory in the Senawang industrial estate, near here, yesterday.
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Covid-19: 482 individuals arrested for various SOP violations
KUALA LUMPUR: 482 individuals were detained for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) on Saturday (July 24).
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Online abuse of our Olympic heroes uncalled for, says Chong Wei
PETALING JAYA: Former national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei is dismayed by the online abuse his former teammates received after being eliminated at the Olympics, saying that no one goes to court and wants to lose.
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Don't impose dress codes at vaccination centres, says Leiking
KOTA KINABALU: There is no need for any dress code for people going to vaccination centres, says Parti Warisan Sabah deputy president Datuk Darell Leiking.
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Hishammuddin says Saudi King extending medical aid to Malaysia in Covid-19 fight
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — King Salman bin Abdulziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has ordered his country to provide Malaysia with medical supplies in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, Foreign Minist...
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Bukit Mertajam Hospital converted into Covid-19 hybrid hospital, says Dr Noor Hisham
GEORGE TOWN, July 25 — The Bukit Mertajam Hospital (HBM) has been converted into a Hybrid Covid-19 Hospital and took its first Covid-19 patient this morning.
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Jakoa director: Over 40,000 Orang Asli in Perak targeted to receive Covid-19 vaccine by year end
IPOH, July 25 — The Perak and Kedah Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) is targeting 42,363 Orang Asli in Perak to receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this year.
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Abot, Rambai help relocate to wild female elephants
TANAH MERAH: The Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan) today succeeded in relocating two female wild elephants from Kampung Kuala Tiga, here, to the National Park ...
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Covid-19 Watch: 407 new cases, two deaths in Sarawak
SIBU: Sarawak recorded two deaths and 407 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (July 25).
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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia to deliver medical aid, including one million doses of vaccines, says Wisma Putra
PETALING JAYA: Saudi Arabia is set to deliver medical aid which includes one million doses of vaccines and various medical supplies and equipment to beef up Malaysia's war against the Covid-19 pandemic, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
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Food aid flows into the most unlikely of places in KL, including for healthcare workers
KUALA LUMPUR - Food banks have begun cropping up in the most unlikely of places in the Malaysian capital as the continuing lockdown takes its toll on people, and not only on the poor.
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Heatwave: Water supply at Perak’s Bukit Merah reservoir adequate, says state exco
BAGAN SERAI, July 25 — The water supply for the agriculture industry in Perak is adequate although it is expected to experience a continuous hot and dry climate until September.
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Malaysian woman making waves with nasi lemak in Amsterdam
PUTRAJAYA: “Kan ik nasi lemak met kip rendang bestellen?” (Can I order ayam rendang nasi lemak?).
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Covid-19: Sabah records 818 cases, highest in eight months
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's Covid-19 cases continued an upward trend, hitting 818 infections on Sunday (July 25).
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Fifty-five MPs urge govt to make full use of their cumulative experience, call for creation of 13 select committees
KOTA KINABALU: Fifty-five MPs are asking to be given full-time functions in Parliamentary special select committees and make use of their combined experience.
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NGO urges extension for public display of EIA report for bauxite-mining project in Pahang
KUANTAN: A non-governmental organisation campaigning against bauxite mining pollution is asking for an extension to the public display of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on a proposed project.
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Firefighter helps deliver baby at Kota Anggerik station
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A woman's cries that her baby’s head was coming out while she was going through labour on Saturday (July 24) are still fresh in the mind of senior fire officer Nor Syuhadah Ahmad.
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Penang CM undergoes home quarantine after escort officer tested positive for Covid-19
GEORGE TOWN, July 25 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is undergoing home quarantine after an escort officer tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement today, Chow said he had taken an RT-PCR ...
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Let's go, Pikas: Three more PPVs for Melaka under public-private industry vaccination programme
MELAKA: Three more vaccination centres (PPVs) for workers in the manufacturing and industrial sectors are being considered for the state, says the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
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DAP counters national recovery plan with paper telling Malaysians to brace for life with Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The DAP released a policy position paper today proposing its strategies for Malaysians to live with Covid-19 even as it urged the government to move away from containment mea...
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Mansor Othman tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital
GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Mansor Othman has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now warded at Hospital Pakar Kanak-Kanak Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Cheras.
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Group lodges police report against govt for allegedly mishandling national Covid-19 pandemic response
PETALING JAYA: A grouping of activists and Opposition lawmakers have lodged a police report against the Perikatan Nasional administration for allegedly failing to properly manage the Covid-19 crisis in Malaysia.
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Minister: 30pc of tourism frontliners vaccinated against Covid-19 so far
PULAU PANGKOR, July 25 — About 30 per cent of frontline workers in the tourism sector have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
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Babysitter, husband, niece claim trial to child abuse charges
JOHOR BAHRU: A babysitter, her husband and a niece pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court, here today, to two charges of abusing two children aged two and three, last month.
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Sabah top cop promises tight seal around EMCO areas, no chance for residents to flee
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police will no longer give any room to residents to "flee" areas placed under enhanced movement control order (EMCO), says police commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali.
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Cops to probe viral video of group dancing at event
PETALING JAYA: The police are investigating a viral video of a group of people dancing in what appears to be at a hotel ballroom in apparent breach of standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the movement control order.
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SMEs need new ways to rebuild businesses in Covid-era
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s 907,065 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are living in very uncertain times –from day to day it seems almost impossible for them to predict what will come next.
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Cryptocurrency funding to the fore of Libaran turtle conservation efforts
KOTA KINABALU: A cryptocurrency company has stepped in to play a significant role in Sabah's turtle conservation efforts as funding from pandemic-hit travel companies dwindles.
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Civil servant charged with making false claims
JOHOR BAHRU: A civil servant in a statutory body was charged at the Sessions Court here today on four counts of making false claims amounting to RM41,025, six years ago.
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Melaka exco on viral video: There are crocs in Sg Malim, but no reports of incidents with people
MELAKA: There are at least two crocodiles lurking in the waters of Sungai Malim here but there have been no reports of any incidents involving people, says a state exco member.
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Penang committed to ensure sustainability of SMEs, business community
GEORGE TOWN, July 25 – While the speeding up of mass testing and vaccination remain Penang’s utmost priority, it is also committed to ensuring the sustainability of the business community amid the...
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Win or lose, do your best in the next game, Dr Wee says as he cheers on Peng Soon-Liu Ying
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is cheering on national badminton mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying despite their unfortunate run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Prof: Antibody test may not be accurate gauge of vaccination
IPOH: A serology or antibody test may not be accurate enough to determine whether or not someone is fully vaccinated.
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Coalition of retail groups backs benefits for fully vaccinated, suggests reopening malls once staff hit 70pc herd immunity threshold
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — A coalition of retail groups has welcomed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement of a relaxation of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) for the ful...
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Selangor MB: State govt remains firm in fighting corruption, abuse of power
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Selangor government has reaffirmed its seriousnesss in fighting corruption and abuse of power after several public service officers in the state were remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with bribery cases.
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Malaysian Parliament's first sitting this year leaves little room for debate
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Parliament will meet for the first time this year on Monday (July 26), amidst growing scepticism that the five-day special sitting will yield any substantial discussions or d...
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Warmer ocean temperatures could have caused Sipadan sharks’ ulcers, says marine biologist
SEMPORNA, July 25 — Malaysia’s marine biologists say human factors can be ruled out as the cause of the mysterious skin disease plaguing sharks near popular dive spots in Sipadan Island near he...
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Penang NGO spends RM2m to set up vaccination centre, operational tomorrow
BUKIT MERTAJAM, July 25 — One Hope Charity & Welfare (One Hope) has invested over RM2 million to set up a Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) at the Shop-In d’Park Auto City, Juru here, which is exp...
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SDMC chairman: Headmen risk fines if longhouse residents flout Covid-19 SOPs
BETONG, July 25 — The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has warned headmen that they risk being fined if they fail to ensure the residents of their longhouses comply with Covid-19 standar...
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Four teens nabbed for reckless riding
KEPALA BATAS: Four teenagers have been detained here for riding their motorcycles in a dangerous manner.
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Kit Siang calls on govt to reopen businesses, adopt ‘Live with Covid’ strategy
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang has called on policymakers to abandon the National Recovery Plan (NRP) as the country seems certain to break the million-mark for Covid-19 ca...
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Wan Junaidi: 10 tonnes of food delivered to Sarawak villages under EMCO
KUCHING, July 25 — Ten tonnes of food aid has been delivered to 2,500 families in Tabuan Melayu here, thanks to the efforts of Santubong Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Ja...
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Report: HR Ministry rebuffs Indonesia’s ‘one maid, one task’ proposal
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The Human Resources Ministry has rebuffed Indonesia’s request for domestic helpers from the country to be employed under a “one maid, one task” system.
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Indian cinema now into web series to survive the Covid-19 onslaught
KUALA LUMPUR: Film production companies in India, that have been going through tough times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing taste of the millenials, are finding creative and innovative me...
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SDMC adviser: Sarawak’s ICU bed occupancy falls but mild Covid-19 cases on the rise
KUCHING, July 25 — Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) adviser Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said bed occupancy in intensive care units (ICUs) for seriously ill Covid-19 patients in government...
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Covid-19 vaccine acts as a protective shield against more severe infection
KUALA LUMPUR: To be infected with the more aggressive and transmissible Covid-19 variants which is currently causing a surge in new cases, will definitely be a terrifying experience, especially for th...
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Employers urged to embrace workplace safety and health culture
PETALING JAYA: Employers have been encouraged to embrace workplace safety and health culture as the way forward for doing business in the ‘new normal’ environment.
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Paying big price for not investing enough in public healthcare system: CAP
PETALING JAYA: Since the pandemic started we have been hearing one word repeating itself on the Malaysian public healthcare system, and the word is shortage.
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Surge of cases in Kedah from factory clusters
ALOR SETAR: The record surge of Covid-19 cases in Kedah came from close contacts of those who caught the virus at industry clusters, says state Health director Dr Othman Warijo.
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PHEB executive director attacked
GEORGE TOWN: Unknown assailants attacked Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) executive director Datuk M. Rama­chandran at his home.
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Hotel rehires laid-off staff for jab drive
MELAKA: A hotel in Bukit Katil here has rehired their laid-off employees after being given the opportunity to help boost vaccination numbers.
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Traditional way of processing sago turns into family activity
KOTA KINABALU: A grandmother in Penampang, who has been using a traditional sago processing method for decades, recently got her grandchildren to learn it.
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Target reopening businesses to put economy back on track, says Ter
PETALING JAYA: The country needs to readjust its control strategy and response to Covid-19 as the ­disease gradually becomes entrenched here and elsewhere, says Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap.
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Storm destroys homes and disrupts lives
KOTA TINGGI: Shop assistant Sumiyati Mat Teh was having a meal in her living room when the roof of her house collapsed during a storm.
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RM327.9mil lost to Macau scams since 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 5,527 Macau scam cases involving RM327.9mil in losses have been recorded since 2019, says Comm Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din.
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CRSM continues work to help the needy and even hospitals
PETALING JAYA: Besides feeding health frontliners and those in need around the Klang Valley since the pandemic began, with the last month alone seeing the Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) distributing 10,000 food packs, the team has also contributed equipment to resource-strapped hospitals.
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Fraser’s Hill to open for tourism soon
TEMERLOH: The state government will soon reopen tourism activities at Fraser’s Hill in Raub, says Pahang tourism, culture, environment, plantation and commodity committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin.
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CAAM probes nasi ganja copter delivery from Ipoh to KL
PETALING JAYA: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has launched an investigation into the 36 packs of nasi ganja flown from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur via a helicopter.
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Hospital Selayang a Covid-19 facility
PUTRAJAYA: Hospital Selayang will be turned into a full Covid-19 hospital with the capability of providing up to 450 beds, says Health deputy director-general Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong.
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Commercial vehicle drivers must not get caught on the wrong foot
GEORGE TOWN: Driving in proper footwear such as shoes only applies to drivers of commercial vehicles like taxis, e-hailing cars, buses and lorries, says a prominent lawyer.
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Married couples yearning to be together again after getting fully vaccinated
GEORGE TOWN: Married couples living in different states are looking forward to interstate travel to be allowed for the fully vaccinated so they can finally be reunited.
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Upward trend continues
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia continued its upward trend of Covid-19 infections with 15,902 recorded yesterday, making it the most cases in a day since the pandemic hit the nation.
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Watch vaccination carefully and record it, public told
PETALING JAYA: Now that picture-taking and recording are allowed, health experts are advising those who are about to receive the Covid-19 vaccine to observe the process closely to allay fears they are getting a blank shot.
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‘Jabs crucial to curb Delta effects’
PETALING JAYA: With a growing number of variants of concern (VOC) detected in Malaysia, experts say vaccination and public health measures are the way to go to protect the gains Malaysia is making.
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‘New variants a concern so don’t let your guard down’
PUTRAJAYA: As new variants of Covid-19 continue to emerge, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has urged Malaysians not to let their guard down against infectious mutations.
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From US$84,000 to US$100: Malaysia a step closer to eliminating hepatitis C with new, affordable drug
KUALA LUMPUR: When Nurul Huda Abd Halim discovered in 2015 that she had hepatitis C virus shortly after donating blood, she was worried about getting another cancer.
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Sputnik Forest Labs: The name is not the only cool thing about this Penang spatial and landscape consultant
GEORGE TOWN, July 25 — It all started at a small cafe in George Town more than five years ago when Tan Wei Ming thought he’d try his hand at enhancing the space with plants, shrubs and small trees...
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Nearly 60,000 Felda settlers agree to conditional loan adjustment, says Mustapa
GERIK, July 24 — A total of 58,481 out of the 95,236 Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers agreed to sign the Conditional Settlers Loan Adjustment agreement, as of yesterday, said Mini...
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Education minister says teacher transfer issue in final phase of review
KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is currently in the final phase of reviewing a more efficient and comprehensive approach regarding the country’s teacher transfer policy.
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Women’s ministry says open to suggestions on food basket programme
KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) is always open to suggestions to improve the implementation of the Bakul Prihatin Negara (BPN) programme.
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Marine police seize cigarettes, baby powder worth RM9.03 million in Klang
SHAH ALAM: The Marine Police Force seized 263,900 cartons of untaxed cigarettes and 249,624 bottles of baby powder worth over RM9.03 million in a raid on a warehouse around the Taman Klang Jaya indust...
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Drive-through durian: Kota Baru goldsmith gives away 1.2 tonnes of king of fruits
KOTA BARU (Bernama): A goldsmith here gave hundreds of motorists a pleasant surprise by giving away 1.2 tonnes of durians in a drive-through distribution in Pasir Pekan here Saturday (July 24).
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DPM: 49 more premises including factories ordered to close yesterday
KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — A total of 49 premises involving factories, businesses and construction sites were ordered to close yesterday for breaching the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the...
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Bangladeshi man suffers severe burns in shophouse fire
GEORGE TOWN: A Bangladeshi man suffered severe burns on his body after a fire broke out at a two-storey shophouse in Jalan Penang, here today.
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Govt still has fiscal space to help rakyat, businesses — PM
PUTRAJAYA: The government still has fiscal space, though limited, to fund economic stimulus packages to continue helping the people, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
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Storm damages 32 houses in Pasir Puteh
PASIR PUTEH: A total of 32 houses in eight villages in the Semarak state constituency near here were damaged in a storm yesterday.
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Sultan of Johor rushes aid to storm victims in Tanjung Sedili
JOHOR BAHRU: The plight of victims of a storm in Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi received the attention of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar who channelled assistance to the vil...
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Police arrest 20 drug traffickers in Johor
JOHOR BAHRU: Johor police detained 20 drug traffickers in a special operation in the state from July 16 to 22.
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Sanitation, disinfection guidelines for public premises approved for local authorities
PUTRAJAYA: The sanitisation and disinfection guidelines for public facilities and premises in local authority areas will be used as a guide by local councils and stakeholders to carry out sanitisation...
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Sarawak witnesses decline in Covid cases
KUCHING, July 24 —  The number of new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has dropped to 261 today from 461 yesterday, according to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN). In a statement today, JPB...
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PDRM to receive 16 high-powered drones for border surveillance
KANGAR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will receive 16 high-powered drones to help boost the level of security at the national border especially in areas which have not been fenced up.
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Tokyo 2020: Dr Wee congratulates Aaron-Wooi Yik for commanding win over S. Korean pair in opening match
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has congratulated badminton men's double players Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik for winning their Olympic Games opening match.
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Penang DOE orders 24 containers with paper waste from US, Canada to be sent back
BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Department of Environment (DOE) has ordered 24 containers carrying paper waste from the United States and Canada to be sent back to their respective countries following an insp...
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#RasuahBusters movement gains support of more than 200 organisations to fight corruption
PETALING JAYA: #RasuahBusters, a movement which started in January, is now making headwaves as a moral movement backed by more than 200 organisations nationwide, uniting against the common enemy of corruption, while concurrently promoting good governance.
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Johor cops seize RM2mil worth of drugs in series of raids
JOHOR BARU: Johor police seized some RM2mil worth of drugs in a series of raids around Johor Baru beginning last Sunday (July 18).
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Increase in daily cases shows Sabahans not fully complying with SOP, says Masidi
KOTA KINABALU, July 24 — The sharp increase in daily Covid-19 cases from 516 yesterday to 712 today clearly shows that the people of Sabah are still not fully complying with the standard operating p...
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Online gambling ring busted with arrest of 18 people
MUAR: Police believe they have smashed an online gambling syndicate with the arrest of 18 people here.
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Pahang govt offers house to siblings who lost parents to Covid-19
KUANTAN: The state government today offered to build the Pahang People’s House (RRP) for free to eight siblings who lost their parents to Covid-19 last week.
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Malaysia, Indonesia agree to discuss MOU on domestic workers
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to hold an official-level Technical Working Group Meeting to finalise the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and protection of Indonesian domestic workers (PDI) in Malaysia.
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