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Sat, 4 Apr 2020, 8:00 PM
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Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang tests positive for Covid-19
Rubiah Wang KUCHING: Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang is the latest politician from Sarawak to test positive for Covid-19. This was confirmed today by Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman...
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Health D-G: MCO extension will be decided on April 10
PUTRAJAYA, April 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) today said that it would decide if the movement control order (MCO) needs a second extension, on April 10.
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Johor immigration expects more Malaysians crossing home from Singapore
JOHOR BARU, April 4 — The Johor Immigration Department is anticipating a higher number of Malaysians returning home from Singapore within these two weeks as the island-state closes schools and most ...
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Sarawak minister: No need yet for total lockdown in other areas in Kuching
KUCHING, April 4 — The state government has yet to decide whether to impose a total lockdown on areas in Kuching district with a high number of Covid-19 positive cases, state Tourism, Arts and Cultu...
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Pasar Tani at Shah Alam Stadium postponed
PETALING JAYA: The pasar tani that was supposed to be held at the Shah Alam stadium has been postponed pending further instructions.
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150 new Covid-19 cases, four more deaths: Health DG
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry today announced that there are 150 new Covid-19 positve cases, making the total number of positive cases to 3483 as of 12pm today.
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501 face mask fraud cases involving losses of RM3.5m reported
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 501 fraud cases involving the sale of face masks were reported nationwide during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period until yesterday, with losses amounting to RM3.5 millio...
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Don’t mingle with each other at Covid-19 quarantine facilities, warns Health D-G
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has today warned patients under quarantine not to mingle with each other while they are in a quarantine facility.
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MBSA councillor, three others arrested for defying MCO by playing badminton
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — A Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) councillor was arrested this morning for breaking the movement control order (MCO) by playing badminton in a council-owned hall with three oth...
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8.3m households, individuals to receive BPN cash assistance in stages from April 6
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The first phase of payments of the ‘Bantuan Prihatin Nasional’ (BPN) one-off cash assistance for 8.3 million households and unmarried individuals will be undertaken in st...
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MCO: Perak gov’t reviewing operating hours for wholesale markets
IPOH: The Perak State Government is currently reviewing the operating hours of wholesale markets set from 4am to 10am during the second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO), to assist the busines...
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Finance minister: Malaysia’s economy recovery rate depends on how fast we overcome Covid-19 pandemic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — With many eager to see how and if the Malaysian economy can bounce back and show signs of recovery within 2020, the Finance Minister has weighed in saying the answer to that ...
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Fake news on Perai shopping centre visitors requiring Covid-19 test
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Health Department (JKNPP) today denied a viral message that members of the public who visited a shopping centre in Jalan Baru, Perai near here have to undergo Covid-19 screenin...
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Google community mobility report shows Malaysians compliant with MCO
PETALING JAYA: A report by Google on community mobility in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic shows that Malaysians are generally compliant to the movement control order (MCO).
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Malaysia reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths, more cases linked to religious gathering
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Saturday (Apr 4) recorded four more COVID-19 deaths and reported 150 new cases, of which 80 are linked to the Sri Petaling mosque cluster that was sparked by a religious gath...
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Covid-19: List of fake news on social media - April 4/ 1500 hrs
KUALA LUMPUR — Following is the Communications and Multimedia Ministry Quick Response Team's rebuttal of fake news on the Covid-19 situation as detected by various authorities as at 3 pm today.
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MCO: College student held for abusing cops
KANGAR: Kangar Police have arrested a student from a college in Perlis for using profane language at policemen making a public announcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Kangar district police...
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Insurance industry should consider reimbursing patients for Covid-19 testing
KUALA LUMPUR: The insurance industry should consider reimbursing patients for Covid-19 testing, particularly for those admitted for treatment and procedures at private hospitals.
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Homeless, squatters taken off streets in Miri to be given temporary shelter during MCO
The authorities persuading a squatter who lives in a makeshift hut in Taman Tunku to come along with them to a proper facility.
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Johor local authorities to get new council members
JOHOR BARU, April 4 — All local authorities (PBT) in Johor will be receiving new council members from this month to ensure the councils function according to the existing legal provisions.
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MCO: Online traders reminded not to raise prices
KUALA NERUS: Online traders have been reminded not to raise the prices of their goods indiscriminately throughout the Movement Control Order period.
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57% increase in domestic violence calls during MCO not true, ministry refutes report
PETALING JAYA: The Women and Family Development Ministry has refuted news reports claiming that domestic violence saw a 57% increase during the movement control order (MCO) period, claiming the figure was untrue.
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Stern action will be taken if pets are allowed to roam freely, warns DVS
Dr Adrian Susin Ambud SIBU: The Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak (DVS) warns dog owners that stern action would be taken if their pets are allowed to roam freely.
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Only JBPM, PBT, related agencies can perform sanitation works, says Johor exco
JOHOR BARU: Sanitation works in public places in the state to curb the spread of Covid-19 can only be done by the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) of Johor, Local Authorities (PBT) and related agenci...
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No hindrance to press operations
PETALING JAYA: There will be no hindrance to print media operations, which includes distributing and selling of newspapers to the public.
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Cuepacs wants govt to defer public sector housing loan repayment
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has called on the government to defer the loan repayment of borrowers under the Public Sector H...
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Ex-minister issues response to Malay Mail’s report on new HRDF appointments
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Following the removal of Datuk Noor Farida Mohd Ariffin as chairman of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), former human resources (HR) minister M. Kulasegaran has re...
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Maxis to provide hospitals with essential connectivity
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Maxis Bhd (Maxis) will be providing fixed wireless broadband and wireless broadband to the Sungai Buloh Hospital and Hospital Kuala Lumpur in support of efforts to fight agai...
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Surgeon creates ‘protective intubation boxes’ for front-liners
KUALA LUMPUR: The desire to assist front-liners performing intubation procedures for Covid-19 patients has prompted a surgeon to create a ‘protective intubation box’, with the help of various segm...
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Unhappy with RM1.50 ceiling price for face masks? Lodge an appeal with MOF, minister advises local businesses
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Any local business encountering problems with the government ceiling price for face masks could try lodging an appeal with the Finance Ministry as it handles subsidy matters,...
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Taxi operators seek relief after earnings drop by 90% in March
KUALA LUMPUR: Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (GPST), that represents over 100 taxi companies, today appealed to the government to look into the woes of taxi divers...
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Social distancing still not up to par at Kuala Lumpur wholesale market, says Annuar Musa
KUALA LUMPUR: Social distancing practices are still not satisfactory at the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
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PSB: GPS has failed to get benefits for Sarawak despite being kingmaker
Parti Sarawak Bersatu logo KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) is of the opinion that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has failed to deliver anything for Sarawak despite GPS’ role as kingmaker in the ...
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Dog that bit child in Sibu is family pet, says SRDC chairman
The child was bitten by the family’s own pet dog.
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‘Callous’ to call a state election this year, Sarawak party tells GPS govt
KUCHING, April 4 — Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo today urged the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government not to call the state election this year.
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Freight train derails in Tanjung Malim
TANJUNG MALIM: A freight train with 43 fully-loaded cars has derailed at Tanjung Malim station this morning, however, no casualty is reported.
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Efforts underway to help SMEs, says Perak MB
IPOH: The Perak state government has started efforts to draft economic stimulus packages to help the business community, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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MCO: Property groups say property management should be considered essential service
PETALING JAYA: Property-related organisations are appealing to the Health Ministry and the National Security Council (NSC) to classify property management as essential service during the movement control order (MCO) period.
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40,000 could be quarantined at one time in 90 centres across Malaysia, says Ismail Sabri
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Malaysia has opened 90 quarantine centres across the country with a capacity of over 40,000, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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Think tank: Xenophobia, racism rampant on social media amid global Covid-19 lockdowns, Malaysia included
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Observations made by a local research hub show how xenophobia and racism are prevalent among social media users both in Malaysia and abroad, with the number of racially-charg...
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Let there be light: M'sians flash their appreciation for frontliners
PETALING JAYA: Flashes of light lit up dark spaces in some residential areas nationwide for about half an hour as Malaysians showed their appreciation to frontliners who are fighting to curb the spread of Covid-19.
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Burglars break into community hall, steal food stored for MCO and air-cons
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Burglars broke into the Alma Village Community Management Council hall here and fled with food supplies stored during the movement control order (MCO) period.
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Closing date for UPU applications extended to April 17
KUALA LUMPUR: The closing date for applications to enrol in public universities, Teacher Education Institutes, matriculation colleges, polytechnics, community colleges and Public Skills Training Insti...
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Customer’s direct debit is legitimate debit card transaction - CIMB Bank
KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Bank has reassured customers that ‘direct debit’ transactions in their account are legitimate debit card transactions.
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Covid-19: List of fake news on social media - April 4
KUALA LUMPUR: Following is the Communications and Multimedia Ministry Quick Response Team’s rebuttal of fake news on the Covid-19 situation as detected by various authorities as at 9am today. 1.
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Perak govt sends food boxes to Orang Asli in 10 villages
IPOH: In view of the movement control order (MCO), Perak Mentri Besar Incorporated (MBI) presented food boxes to more than 300 Orang Asli households from 10 villages in Hulu Perak.
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One man, one woman fall prey to two separate online scams totalling losses of RM13,460
SIBU: Two scams involving a total losses of RM13,460 were reported here yesterday.
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Police: Be alert, scammers now trying to use govt's stimulus package to get personal details
KUALA LUMPUR: Scammers are trying to take advantage of the government's stimulus package, says Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Zakaria Ahmad.
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SAM worried about condition of rural students stranded in hostels
MIRI: The physical and mental well-being of students who may be stranded in Sarawak's rural schols due to the movement control order (MCO) must be seen to, says non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM).
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Leiking: Is playing with your children in own compound an MCO offence?
KOTA KINABALU: The government must come out with clear guidelines on the do and don’ts for people doing physical activities within their own compounds under the movement control order (MCO), says Parti Warisan Sabah deputy president Datuk Darell Leiking.
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PAS denies Abdul Hadi’s appointment to appease party members
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS today denied claims that the action by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in appointing PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the ...
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Albukhary Group donating more than RM15mil to fight Covid-19
PETALING JAYA: The Albukhary Group of Companies is donating equipment and cash estimated to be more than RM15mil to various stakeholders to help in the fight against Covid-19 in Malaysia.
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COVID-19: Sixth death in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Singapore today recorded another death due to Covid-19 infection, bringing the tally to six for the island-city.
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Covid-19: Marina Bay Sands to suspend all Integrated Resort services & operations from April 7
AFP file photo for illustration purposes SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will be suspending all Integrated Resort services and operations with effect from Apr 7 until May 4.
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RTM to air ‘TV Pendidikan’ programme on Monday
PUTRAJAYA, April 4 ― TV Pendidikan (Educational TV) programme will be aired beginning this Monday on TV Okey, one of the Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)’s channels.
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No funds or developer for Kampung Baru yet, says FT minister
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — There are no funds or developers for Kampung Baru's purported redevelopment that sparked controversy last year, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said.
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Beware of scammers: Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar says no fund-raising activities ongoing
SEREMBAN: Following claims by certain parties that they were collecting donations on its behalf, Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar (HTJ) here has clarified that it did not appoint any individual to raise funds for healthcare frontliners handling Covid-19 cases.
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KPDNHEP: Traders found hoarding or overcharging for hand sanitisers, face masks face heavy penalties
KUCHING: Traders in the state are advised not to capitalise on the current situation to hike up the price of hand sanitisers, face masks and other essential items during the ongoing fight against Covi...
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Johor govt prepares 54 quarantine centres
JOHOR BARU:  The state government has gazetted 54 quarantine centres throughout Johor as part of its preparation to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Surgeon: Allow returnees who test negative to self-isolate at home
KOTA KINABALU: A senior medical expert has suggested that those who tested negative for Covid-19 upon returning from abroad be allowed to self-isolate at home instead of being sent to designated quarantine centres.
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redONE launches financial support plan for sales partners
KUALA LUMPUR: Postpaid mobile virtual network operator redONE announced several measures for its sales partners whose business has been disrupted by the movement control order.
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MCO: UMMC can post prescriptions to patients outside 10km radius
PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) can post prescriptions for medication except insulin to outpatients living further than 10km during the movement control order (MCO) period, says hospital director Professor Dr Tunku Kamarul Zaman Tunku Zainol Abidin.
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MCO: 20 arrested today as police tighten enforcement
Police and army personnel on duty over the course of the MCO.
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Cemeteries in Sibu quiet on Qing Ming as Chinese communities stay home for MCO
The Chiang Chuang cemetery was quiet on Qing Ming, as the Chinese community chose to stay home and abide by the MCO.
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Woman cheated of RM44,500 in online purchase for face mask
KUANTAN: A trader claimed she lost RM44,500 in an online purchase deal for face mask.
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Covid-19: People’s attitude determines success of MCO
KUALA LUMPUR: Public compliance to the Movement Control Order (MCO) soared to 99% yesterday, with warning issued by the authorities that there will be no more soft mode or advice given to those who de...
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Nungsari Ahmad resigns as Khazanah Research Institute chairman
PETALING JAYA: Economist Nungsari Ahmad Radhi has resigned as the chairman of the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI), reports The Malaysian Insight.
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SOS: Five prominent hotels in Melaka expected to close down in May
MELAKA: Five well-known hotels in the historic city of Melaka are expected to shut down for good in May.
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More clinical waste in Feb, March - Tuan Ibrahim
KUALA LUMPUR: The amount of clinical waste generated in the country increased by 27% last month compared to a 17% rise in February following the Covid-19 outbreak, said Environment and Water Minister ...
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Allegation that Sabah is fighting Covid-19 on its own is baseless
KOTA KINABALU: The allegation that the Sabah government is fighting the spread of Covid-19 all by itself without any help from the Federal Government is baseless, said Deputy Finance Minister I, Datuk...
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Kit Siang urges govt to follow South Korea’s ‘aggressive’ mass testing model
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Veteran politician Lim Kit Siang has identified three main prongs of how the government can possibly overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, one of them involving mass testing of the...
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Covid-19: Viral message of 30 affected people in Kampung Durian Burung is false - JKNT
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Health Department has denied a viral message on WhatsApp that there were 30 Covid-19 cases of infections in Kampung Durian Burung here, allegedly following a religious...
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RM11m collected so far for Perak Covid-19 fund
IPOH: The Perak Disaster and Social Aid Fund has so far collected RM11 million in contributions that will be used by the state government in facing the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Finance Ministry planning special stimulus package for SMEs
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry (MOF) is in the midst of refining a special stimulus package for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to ease their current difficulties.
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MCO: Region One records 98% compliance
GEORGE TOWN: The level of community compliance with the Movement Control Order (MCO) at the coastal and sea areas is 98%, according to Region One Marine Police Force (PPM) commander ACP Rosman Ismail.
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UPUOnline applications given another extension to April 17
PETALING JAYA: The UPUOnline application for university entrance has been extended again, this time by 10 days to April 17, in light of the movement control order (MCO).
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Report: Northern Malaysia-Thai border to reopen — but only to allow latex imports for rubber glove production
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Despite the ongoing movement control order (MCO), Malaysian authorities have instructed that the Padang Besar-Songkhla border be reopened to facilitate the import of latex fo...
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Two killed in separate hunting trips in Kota Belud, Keningau
KOTA KINABALU: Two people were killed while a man was injured after they were accidentally shot during two separate hunting trips.
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Health Dept targets 2,000 Covid-19 tests daily
Dr Christina KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Health Department hopes to achieve its target of carrying out between 1,000 and 2,000 tests for Covid-19 daily.
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Two men detained for jogging during MCO
Haris inspecting vehicles at a roadblock at Jalan Penampang By-pass yesterday.
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Reconsider suspension of palm oil operations – SUCCC
Liew SANDAKAN: Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce (SUCCC) president, Tan Sri Andrew Liew Sui Fatt appealed to the State Government to reconsider its decision to stop palm oil related operation...
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MCO violations : 98 including senior citizens, juveniles charged
Most of the offences were for failing to comply with MCO by moving from one infected place to another and some were charged for obstructing civil servants from carrying their duties during MCO.
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USM produces Covid-19 guidelines, action plan
GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has issued a document on the guidelines and action plan for Covid-19 pandemic, thus making it, the first public university in the country to present a comp...
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MCO: JKM mobilises personnel nationwide to deliver food
KUALA LUMPUR: It is difficult to imagine the huge sacrifices of the security forces and frontline personnel in the effort to sever the Covid-19 chain as well as ensuring that the people obey the Movem...
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Missing three Friday prayers during MCO does not make one a munafiq – Minister
Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri yesterday refuted claims that failing to perform F...
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MMA and Shopee launch relief fund for frontline healthcare workers
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) and the Malaysian Medical Association Foundation (MMAF) in collaboration with online shopping platform Shopee have launched a national relief fund for healthcare workers battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Amcham rallies members to help Covid-19 fighters
KUALA LUMPUR: The electrical and electronics industry including semiconductor manufacturers are rallying to provide immediate and much-needed supplies to those working on the front line againt Covid-19.
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On mattresses one-metre apart, KL’s homeless placed in shelters to tide over Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 ― In a multi-purpose hall in Sentul Perdana, rows after rows of mattresses laid on the parquet flooring normally reserved for badminton or wedding ceremonies ― around one-met...
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With GDP plummeting, are we facing recession? Putrajaya can weather storm, pundits suggest
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 ― Following a dire estimate of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) this year, several economists have suggested that Putrajaya may be capable of riding out the economic d...
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Tuan Ibrahim: Abdul Hadi’s appointment an opportunity to boost diplomatic ties between Malaysia and other countries
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 ― The appointment of PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as the Prime Minister's Special Ambassador to the Middle East with ministerial status is seen as an opportunity t...
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Malaysians in favour of tougher MCO
PETALING JAYA: The majority of Malaysians surveyed in a National Security Council (NSC) online poll want a tougher movement control order (MCO).
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Overseas students told to stay put
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian students studying overseas are to stay put, wherever they are.
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Big corporates show their big hearts during crisis
PUTRAJAYA: Corporates have shown their generosity by contributing to the government’s Covid-19 Fund to fight the pandemic.
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Christians go digital in accordance with the MCO ahead of Easter
GEORGE TOWN: Church online services will be the order of the day as Christians usher in the Holy Week.
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Malaysian workers in a bind over new Singapore restrictions
JOHOR BARU: With Singapore announcing significantly stricter measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysians working there are hoping that things will turn out for the best.
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Singapore to help displaced M’sians
KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore is stepping up efforts to help displaced Malaysian workers caught in a bind in the republic.
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Downsize only as last resort, employers told
PETALING JAYA: Downsizing may be inevitable in hard times but companies should only take this path as a last resort, says a labour law expert.
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Bank Negara expects a growth of 0.5% once country returns to normalcy
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara has forecast Malaysia’s economy will contract as much as 2% on the weight of the loss in productivity and disruption in the global supply chain due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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SMG scores with digital edge
PETALING JAYA: A Google portal has lauded Star Media Group’s (SMG) digital innovations, user-centric approach and design thinking practices which it says have culminated in many new initiatives to elevate its business.
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Ministry’s rebranding exercise stumbles over acronym
PETALING JAYA: What’s in a name? For the newly rebranded ministry that oversees the environment, choosing a short and sweet acronym has proven to be no easy task.
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Thumbs up rating for stay at quarantine centre
PETALING JAYA: While a quarantine may sound daunting for some, it appears to be a pleasant experience for others, as two Malaysian students found after being placed under mandatory isolation at a government centre following their return from Indonesia.
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Returnees check in for compulsory quarantine
PUTRAJAYA: Quarantine centres have begun receiving “guests” as the government starts implementing the 14-day compulsory quarantine on Malaysians returning from abroad.
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M’sian duo not allowed to disembark at ship’s port
GEORGE TOWN: Two Malaysians on board a cruise ship that had to cross the Atlantic Ocean remain holed up in the ship, with only the European crew members allowed to step ashore.
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Manager denies shouting ‘idiot’ at policeman
PETALING JAYA: A sales manager who allegedly shouted “idiot” at a policeman during a Covid-19 roadblock has claimed trial at a Magistrate’s Court here to two charges.
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Supermax donates 500,000 gloves
PETALING JAYA: Rubber gloves manufacturer Supermax Corp Bhd has answered the call of Star Frontliners Initiative for supplies to help medical professionals fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A different Qing Ming: Malaysians simplify prayer rituals amid movement control order
KUALA LUMPUR: This will be the first time in Mr Tuen Kong Fook’s life that he will not be honouring his family’s ancestors at their final resting place during Qing Ming Festival.
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‘Daddy, when are you coming home?’: How COVID-19 kept a young Malaysian family apart
KUALA LUMPUR: As Mr Zulafandi Haris was ushered out of his flat into an ambulance by health officers wearing face masks, visors and gloves, his toddler son stood at the door watching.
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Malaysia's Perikatan Nasional tightens grip on govt agencies
Malaysia's month-old Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has ordered a raft of changes at various state agencies in recent weeks, dumping those appointed during the 21-month term of its predecessor Pak...
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Fake news makes KL govt's task of fighting virus even tougher
Special military helicopters will spray pesticide from the sky all over the country tonight, so please stay indoors.
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No port in a storm: Australia tells virus-stricken cruise ships to go home
Cruise liner Spectrum of the Seas sits in Sydney Harbour after coming in to refuel and restock.
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Vegetable growers record up to 50 pct drop in business
Tieu’s farm at Sungai Bidut.
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Zoo Negara in need of food donations
KUALA LUMPUR: Zoo Negara needs more donations in the form of animals’ food such as meat, vegetables and fruits to ensure adequate food supply during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
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Covid-19: 4,577 Malaysians overseas brought home
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 4,577 Malaysians overseas have so far been brought home through the repatriation exercise funded by the government, with contributions from political parties, private sector a...
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Covid-19 weekly round-up: Uptrend in recovered cases
KUALA LUMPUR: As the Movement Control Order (MCO) entered the third week, Malaysia saw an increase in the number of Covid-19 patients recovering fully against the three-digit hike in new positive cas...
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Lazada launches three initiatives to empower local communities
Leo Chow KUCHING: With a strong call to combat Covid-19, Lazada Malaysia spares no efforts in helping the local communities by launching three initiatives recently.
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PSB Bawang Assan branch delivers food aid to needy families
PSB Bawang Assan service centre Bumiputera committee members with residents of a longhouse who received the food items.
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MSU Medical Centre launches public Drive-Thru Covid-19 Test
MSUMC staff members conduct the Drive-Thru Covid-19 test.
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Information Department reminded to focus on government’s policies, activities
PUTRAJAYA: The Information Department (Japen) must focus on its main duty, that is to explain to the people about the laws, government’s policies and activities, said Communications and Multimedia M...
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Govt assures enough food, agricultural supplies for all during MCO
MALACCA: The government has assured enough supply of food and agricultural produce during the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to Covid-19 pandemic, said Deputy Agriculture and Food Industries Ministe...
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Covid-19: Malaysian adds to 65 new cases in Singapore, tally rises to 1,114
SINGAPORE, April 3 — Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed 65 new positive cases of Covid-19 infection with another Malaysian involved.
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MOH introduces online appointments to encourage social distancing
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The Director-General of Health Malaysia Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated in a Facebook post that the Health Ministry (MOH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ...
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RMAF transports medical, health equipment to Sarawak and Sabah
KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today flew in medical and health equipment to Sarawak and Sabah for the use of the states’ front-liners in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Covid-19: Penang cancels Ramadan bazaars
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has cancelled all Ramadan bazaars in the state this year to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix).
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Students to receive certs despite exam cancellations
PETALING JAYA: Major examination bodies Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate will still be awarding certificates to candidates despite cancelling exams in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Suhakam expresses deep concern with arrest, detention conditions of MCO violators
PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has expressed deep concern regarding the arrests and detention of alleged offenders during the movement control order (MCO).
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Covid-19: Occasional spike in cases attributed to those under EMCO zones
PETALING JAYA: The occasional spike in the number of patients who test positive for Covid-19 has been attributed to the active case detection activities conducted by the Health Ministry at areas under...
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Look out for exodus of Malaysians from Singapore after ‘circuit-breaker’ move, MP tells govt
JOHOR BARU, April 3 — Johor Baru MP Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir has urged the government to look into allowing Malaysians in Singapore to return after authorities across the Causeway announced a one-...
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Suhakam warns against Covid-19 spread in police lock-ups
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has observed that conditions in police lock-ups might pose a danger to the health of those detained as well as police person...
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Ministry: Malaysian students overseas advised to stay put, may return at own risk
PUTRAJAYA, April 3 — Malaysian students overseas are advised to remain in their current country of study, however, they may return home at their own cost and risk if they wish to do so, the Ministry...
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Covid-19: 138 healthcare workers tested positive, none linked to handling of patients
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A total of 138 healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health (MOH) have been tested positive for Covid-19 as at noon Thursday (April 2), according to Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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Malaysia Airlines operates rescue flights
SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines deployed two rescue flights on Thursday (April 2) to ferry 176 Dutch nationals stranded in Nepal and the Philippines back home, after the two countries instituted stringent m...
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Prices of RON95, RON97 petrol, diesel drop further
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol will be eight sen per litre lower, at RM1.30 and RM1.60 respectively, for the week beginning April 10.
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Study finds drug that can kill ‘Covid-19 virus’ in 2 days
PETALING JAYA: In what can be seen as a breakthrough in the battle against Covid-19, a study led by Monash University discovered that there is a readily-available drug that can kill the related virus ...
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DOE foils attempt to import hazardous wastes from Australia
SHAH ALAM: The Ministry of Environment and Water, through the Department of Environment (DOE) foiled an attempt to import five containers of used lead-acid batteries from Australia, at Port Klang near...
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Free over-the-phone psychological counselling for those impacted by MCO
GEORGE TOWN, April 3 — Wawasan Open University (WOU) and International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioners Asia (ICCHP) are collaborating to provide free psychological counselling to tho...
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Singapore to enforce movement control order for a month
SINGAPORE: Singapore will close schools and most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors, for a month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pix) said on Friday, as part of strict...
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Rina Harun thanks NGOs for help in delivering aid to needy
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Rina Harun has thanked non-governmental organisations (NGO) for assisting authorities to hand out food and other necessities to underprivileged individuals and families during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
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Analysts say Abdul Hadi's appointment aimed at appeasement
PETALING JAYA: The appointment of PAS president Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Hadi Awang as the special envoy with ministerial position to the Middle East, which came under heavy criticism during the height of a health crisis, was a political decision aimed at appeasement, said several analysts.
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Ministry: 97 controlled fresh market outlets to operate until April 14
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — A total of 97 Controlled Fresh Market (PST) outlets will operate nationwide in stages until April 14 to ensure the continued supply and distribution of food in the country.
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Khazanah Research’s chair Nungsari says quit after told he ‘no longer enjoys confidence’
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) chairman Nungsari Ahmad Radhi has confirmed today he quit the outfit, amid speculation of a “purge” of figures seen as critical of the P...
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Sabah receives additional 20,000 surgical masks from China
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah received another donation of 20,000 surgical masks from China through the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu today.
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Myanmar, Bangladeshi nationals arrested for flouting MCO
LANGKAWI: Eleven Myanmar nationals and two Bangladeshis were detained for flouting the Movement Control Order (MCO), after they were caught playing sepak takraw and cricket, at a construction site at ...
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MCO: 5 essential services allowed to operate beginning today
KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Areas) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which comes into force today has listed five essential services wh...
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