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Cuepacs hopes for one-month bonus in 2020 budget
GEORGE TOWN: The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) yesterday expressed the hope that the upcoming 2020 Budget will contain a one-month bonus at the minimum,...
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Cuepacs hopes for one-month bonus in Budget 2020
The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) today expressed the hope that the upcoming Budget 2020 will contain a one-month bonus at the minimum, for civil servan...
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Haze-related diseases rise by 40%, says Health DG
LABUAN (Bernama): The number of patients seeking treatment for conjunctivitis, asthma and skin rashes rose by 40% nationwide due to the prolonged haze.
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Cuepacs hopes for one-month bonus in 2020 budget
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 22 — The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) today expressed the hope that the upcoming 2020 Budget will contain a one-month bonus at the ...
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Change, wash face masks after 4-6 hours to prevent infections
KUALA LUMPUR: With the current haze blanketing the nation, it is best for the public to either change or wash their face masks after using them for between four and six hours, to prevent infections.
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Change, wash face masks after 4-6 hours to prevent infections, advises Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — With the current haze blanketing the nation, it is best for the public to either change or wash their face masks after using them for between four and six hours, to prevent i...
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Haze causing a spike in respiratory diseases
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): The continuous haze situation in the country has resulted in a jump in the number of respiratory problems in affected areas.
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Sarawak sees increase in haze-related diseases
The number of asthma, conjunctivitis and respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases in Sarawak recorded an increase due to the haze in the state.
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Blockchain technology to prevent NOC fraud
THE Education Ministry (MOE) plans to introduce blockchain technology to prevent the forgery of “No Ob­jection Certificates” (NOCs), which are used by students who don’t meet the criteria to study medicine abroad, Berita Harian reported.
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Health Ministry: Increase in haze-related diseases in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― The number of asthma, conjunctivitis and respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases in Sarawak recorded an increase due to the haze in the state.
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Haze causing a spike in respiratory problems
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The continuous haze situation in the country has resulted in a jump in the number of respiratory problems in affected areas.
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Health Ministry: Haze causing a spike in respiratory diseases
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The continuous haze situation in the country has resulted in a jump in the number of respiratory problems in affected areas.
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G25: Inquiry reports should be publicly accessible, not put in cold storage
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Pro-moderation group G25 has called for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to make inquiry reports accessible to the public.
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Make Penang General Hospital centre for cardiothoracic surgery
LETTER | The Consumers Association of Penang appeals to the Health Ministry to upgrade the Penang General Hospital to make it the leading centre for cardiothoracic surgery for the northern region.
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Indonesia blames planters for raging wildfires and horrible air quality
JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - With no relief in sight from a noxious layer of smoke and ash that's engulfed parts of South-east Asia, Indonesia accused the nation's timber and plantation industries of failing...
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Malaysia could lose millions of ringgit due to haze: Economist
PETALING JAYA: The country is expected to lose millions of ringgit in potential income due to the current haze spell, according to an economist.
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Is this truly universal healthcare?
THE Health Ministry claims it is committed to universal health coverage.
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Court fines fake dentist RM50,000
RAUB: The sessions court here today imposed a fine of RM50,000 on a 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to undertaking a fitting service for dental braces without a licence.
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Haze: Increase in asthma, conjunctivitis cases
The worsening haze situation has led to a sharp increase in asthma and conjunctivitis cases nationwide based on checks at 31 sentinel clinics, director-general of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
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Health Ministry probes report on medical records leak
The Ministry of Health views seriously and is investigating a report that 19,992 radiology examinations in Malaysia face the risk of patients’ information exposures.
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Court fines Bentong fake dentist RM50,000
RAUB, Sept 19 — The Sessions Court here today imposed a fine of RM50,000 on a 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to undertaking a fitting service for dental braces without a licence.
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Court fines bogus dentist RM50k
RAUB (Bernama): The Sessions Court here has imposed a fine of RM50,000 on a 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to undertaking a fitting service for dental braces...
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Rise in demand for N95 masks due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR: The growing demand for N95-type face masks has led to its stock being almost depleted in the market as the people are now more aware of the importance of using the mask to protect themse...
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Rise in demand for N95 masks due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The growing demand for N95-type face masks has led to its stock being almost depleted in the market as the people are now more aware of the importance of using the mask to pr...
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Health Ministry says working with MCMC, Nacsa to contain patient data breach
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Health Ministry is co-operating with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa) in taking immediate step...
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Stem cell therapy is promising, but we need more donors from more races
KUALA LUMPUR: Stem call therapy holds out great promise for treating blood cancer and other disorders, but the number of registered donors in Malaysia is very low...
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Face mask sales up significantly due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): The sale of face masks in Malaysia have increased significantly as the public are taking precautionary measures, as the haze enveloping the country shows no signs of abating.
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Face mask sales up significantly due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — The sale of face masks in Malaysia have increased significantly as the public are taking precautionary measures, as the haze enveloping the country shows no signs of abating.
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More cases of allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes recorded in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA - The haze has caused cases of allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes to increase.
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Mum of Malaysian teen who died from TB claims daughter was not treated in time
GEORGE TOWN - "My heart is broken.
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Time to solve problems plaguing junior doctors
I WORKED with the Health Ministry for a good 36 years, during which I was a lecturer-cum-trainer for allied health science colleges for 26 years.
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Hazy days: All 111 schools in Penang's northeast shut
GEORGE TOWN: All 111 schools on the island's northeast district have been asked to close at noon on Wednesday (Sept 18).
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Mum: My daughter Carmen is gone
GEORGE TOWN: “My heart is broken. Every time I close my eyes, I see my daughter, ” said a devastated mother who lost her daughter to tuberculosis (TB).
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More cases of allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes recorded
PUTRAJAYA: The haze has caused cases of allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes to increase.
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Speak up for patient safety: Health Minister
PUTRAJAYA: All healthcare system stakeholders including patients, policymakers and professional bodies must speak up for patient safety and voice out concerns on unsafe practices and environment as we...
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"My daughter is gone!", cries Carmen’s mom
A devastated mother who lost her daughter to tuberculosis (TB) berated the Health Ministry and Penang Hospital, claiming her daughter was not treated in time.At a press conference on Tuesday where she...
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Health Ministry: Independent task force to look into case of Penang student who died of TB
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 17 — The Health Ministry will set up an independent task force to investigate the death of 19-year-old Carmen Yee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in August. Deputy Health Mini...
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Haze: Govt hospitals record up to 30 per cent increase in outpatients
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The number of outpatients at government hospitals has increased between 20 and 30% since the country is engulfed by haze, said Health...
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Khazanah to divest Prince Court to IHH for RM1.02b
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Khazanah Nasional Bhd is divesting its 100 per cent interest in Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (PCMC), which operates a healthcare facility in Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Golden...
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Parents of Penang student who died of TB cry foul; Health Ministry starts investigations
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 17 — The distraught mother of a 19-year-old student who died of tuberculosis (TB) last month has accused the Penang Hospital of incompetence resulting in her death.
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Eye clinics getting more patients due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: Government eye clinics in the country saw an increase of up to 30% in outpatient visits due to haze-related illnesses.
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Dzulkefly Ahmad: Govt firm on smoking ban enforcement date at eateries
BUTTERWORTH: The Government will not make any U-turn over its decision to enforce a smoking ban at all eateries nationwide.
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A doctor and mentor
HE was a doctor and a mentor to many. More importantly, Datuk Seri Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai was a fellow comrade who fought for the betterment of our national healthcare...
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Haze: Postpone outdoor activities if API exceeds 100
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — The Health Ministry has advised that all outdoor sports activities and gatherings be postponed if the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeds 100 as stipulated in the National Haze...
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GOF uncover illegal medicine packaging facility in Kuching house
KUCHING: The 11th Batallion of the General Operations Force (PGA), Kuching, uncovered an illegal medicine packaging facility at a house during an operation dubbed ‘’Op Libas’’ here yesterday.
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Waytha says to wait for post-mortem report as doubts linger over Orang Asli deaths
SUBANG JAYA, Sept 13 — The national unity and social wellbeing minister urged the public to be patient and not jump to conclusions concerning the sudden deaths of the Orang Asli in Kelantan after a ...
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King advises people to take preventive measures
PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has advised everyone to reduce outdoor activities, drink more water...
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MMC allowed to operate again since yesterday
SEREMBAN (Sept 12): Mawar Medical Center (MMC) here has been given permission by the Health Ministry to reopen for operation effective yesterday.
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Haze: King's advises people to reduce outdoor activities, drink more water, stop open burning
PETALING JAYA: The King has advised everyone to reduce outdoor activities, drink more water and stop open burning to counter the effects of the worsening haze.
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Controlling rising healthcare costs is not a magic solution
IF we imagine the Federal Budget as a family budget, we can learn some common-sense lessons from Malaysian families.
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Renewed call to ban vaping, e-cigarettes in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The previous Cabinet had rejected a Health Ministry proposal to ban vaping and e-cigarettes four years ago.
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Penang tells schools to stop all outdoor activities as haze hits 137
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has directed schools and sports organisations to stop all outdoor activities in view of the haze.
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Three schools in Klang closed after API reading exceeds 200
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Three schools in Johan Setia, Klang near here were ordered to close with immediate effect on Thursday (Sept 12) after the Air Pollutant Index...
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Health Ministry: Don't go outdoors if API exceeds 100
KUALA LUMPUR: Avoid outdoor activities if the air pollution index (API) exceeds 100, the Health Ministry warns.
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Cause of student's death not confirmed
GEORGE TOWN: It is still too early to say that tuberculosis (TB) caused the death of a 19-year-old girl from a secondary school here.
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The fallacy of masks in the face of Indonesian smog
LETTER | Our memories are shortlived, so there may be a need for a reminder on this as we struggle to deal with the current extremely poor air quality; a problem that has plagued us for two decades.
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Look after your health, then do no harm
SEPT 17 has been declared World Patient Safety Day by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which sees patient safety as a critical global public health issue.
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Pharmaniaga not the sole drug concessionaire, ministry clarifies
Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has clarified that Pharmaniaga Bhd is not the sole drug concessionaire for the Health Ministry and private health facilities.
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‘Suicide cases on the rise’
PETALING JAYA: Suicide among teenagers aged 13 to 17 is on an upward trend, with thoughts of suicide rising from 7.9% in 2012 to 10% in 2017, the Health Ministry’s National Health and Morbidity Study found.
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Haze: Public advised to take preventive steps to reduce effects on health
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Health Department has advised people living in the state to take preventive steps to reduce the health effects caused by the current haze.
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Selangor Health Dept: Take preventive steps to reduce health effects caused by haze
SHAH ALAM, Sept 10 ― The Selangor Health Department has advised people living in the state to take preventive steps to reduce the health effects caused by the current haze.
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Massage centres offering sex services raided, 11 detained
BUTTERWORTH: Dozens of unused condoms were found at a reflexology centre here in a raid conducted through a joint operation by the Penang Immigration Department on Saturday.
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Lack of communication between agencies
SEPT 1 was a memorable day for my daughter, as she registered as a new student at one of the country’s oldest, most prestigious and highly ranked tertiary institutions, Universiti Malaya.The registr...
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Perlis Health Dept investigating staff bullying incident
KANGAR: The Perlis Health Department has confirmed that it has received reports of alleged bullying at the District Health Office (PKD), which has gone viral on social media.
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Massage centres offering 'extra' services raided, 11 detained
BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): Dozens of unused condoms were found at a reflexology centre here in a raid conducted through a joint operation by the Penang Immigration...
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3R approach in medical equipment and facilities
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on ensuring existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Replace and...
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Adopt repair, replace and restore approach for govt medical equipment, facilities: Lim
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on ensuring that existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Replace and Restore” (3R) approach, sa...
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Adopt 3R approach in govt medical equipment, facilities – Lim
Lim Guan Eng – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on ensuring that existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Rep...
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Gov't to focus on ensuring medical equipment and facilities are functioning well
The government will focus on ensuring that existing medical equipment and facilities are functioning well through the adoption of the “Repairs, Replace and Restore” (3R) approach, says Finance Min...
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Health Ministry to table bill on controlling vaping, e-cigarettes
KUCHING: The Health Ministry will be tabling a new bill on the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and shisha in Parliament by the March 2020 sitting.
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Minister: Health Ministry to table Bill on usage of vaping, e-cigarette
KUCHING, Sept 8 ― The Health Ministry will be tabling a new Bill on the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and shisha in Parliament by March 2020 sitting.
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Malaysian teen's death due to TB sets off alarm bells
GEORGE TOWN - At 19, Carmen Yee had every reason to look forward to a bright future.
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Health Ministry aiming to table e-cigarette bill by March
The Health Ministry will be tabling a new bill on the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarettes and shisha in Parliament by March 2020 sitting.
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Health Ministry to table Bill on controlling vaping, e-cigs
KUCHING (Bernama): The Health Ministry will be tabling a new Bill on the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and shisha in Parliament by March...
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New fund launched to help children with leukaemia
PETALING JAYA: A new non-­governmental organisation has set up a foundation called Save Leukaemia Kids Mission, in aid of families struggling with childhood leukaemia.
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Death due to TB sets off alarm bells
GEORGE TOWN: At 19, Carmen Yee had every reason to look forward to a bright future. But it was not meant to be for this sporty and musically talented teenager.
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Details on drug decriminalisation still being ironed out, says deputy minister
DETAILS on the move to decriminalise drug addiction are still being fine-tuned.
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Health Ministry to discuss suggestion on including eye health in primary health care
KUALA SELANGOR, Sept 7 — The Health Ministry welcomes the suggestion for eye health to be included as a component of the country’s primary health care and will discuss the matter at its post-cabin...
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Don’t discriminate against women doctors
WE unequivocally support the proposal for female health staff in the Health Ministry to enjoy full maternity leave as accorded to women working in other sectors.
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Skinny Lolita, Xtreme Candy contain scheduled poisons: Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR: The public should not buy or use two products – ‘‘Skinny Lolita’’ and ‘’Xtreme Candy’’ – which have been detected to contain scheduled poisons.
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SP Setia snags best IBS score in Malaysia
CIDB chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid presenting the certificate to SP Setia Bhd President Datuk Khor Chap Jen at the event.
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Dr Jamilah: Govt health facilities all well-stocked with rabies vaccine, including Kapit Hospital
Kapit Hospital has been supplied with the rabies vaccine since August 2017.
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Some RM19,000 worth of candy containing controlled drug seized
KUALA LUMPUR: Nineteen raids have been carried out in the Klang Valley this year against those who manufacture, distribute and sell Hamer Ginseng & Coffee Candy, which...
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Vote18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months’ time: EC
KUALA LUMPUR: The status of the full implementation of Vote18 is expected to be known as early as the end of next year or by the end of 2021, according to Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Aziza...
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Vote18 to be implemented in 18 to 24 months' time - EC
The status of the full implementation of Vote18 is expected to be known as early as the end of next year or by the end of 2021, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.
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Vote18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months' time - EC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): The status of the full implementation of Vote18 is expected to be known as early as the end of next year or by the end of 2021, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Aziz...
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EC: Undi 18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months' time
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The status of the full implementation of Undi 18 is expected to be known as early as the end of next year or by the end of 2021, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar A...
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Vote18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months’ time – EC
Vote18 will only be implemented fully once or separately after taking into account views from various quarters, said Azhar.
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Procedure to obtain Foreign Support Certificate needs to be reviewed, says Dzulkefly
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 — Procedure for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to obtain a Foreign Support Certificate (SSLN) or No Objection Certificate (NOC) before pursuing a medical degree over...
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S P Setia to use IBS for landed residential projects
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): S P Setia Bhd plans to implement the industrialised building system (IBS) in the construction of upcoming landed-linked houses as well as prefabricated bath units in some of its...
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Ensure a level playing field
I REFER to the letter titled “High time to decide on the concession issue” that appeared in The Star on Aug 30 (online at bit.ly/star_drugs) calling on the government to make a timely decision on ...
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Women doctors’ maternity rights
THERE was once a former Head of Emergency Services who told a conference room full of Masters of Emergency Medicine applicants that “if you’ve just had a baby, just take two weeks off and then com...
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High time to decide on concession issue
THERE is the possibility of a drugs shortage in public hospitals and clinics due to the government’s delay in making its decision on the logistics and distribution concession for drugs and medical s...
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Group slams Malaysia ministry's proposal to impose community service on errant smokers
PETALING JAYA - The proposal by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad to impose community service work such as cleaning toilets and collecting rubbish on errant smokers has kicked up a storm ...
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Group slams ministry’s proposal
PETALING JAYA: The proposal by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad to impose community service work such as cleaning toilets and collecting rubbish on...
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Facilities at govt hospitals acutely inadequate: Senior Paeditrician
PETALING JAYA: Child health services in the country are in dire need of more government funding, said senior consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar Singh H.S.S. He said adult intensive care units in ...
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Health Ministry to release report on fatal ambulance crash soon
IPOH, Aug 29 — A full report on the fatal accident involving an ambulance in Tanjung Malim early this month will be released by the Health Ministry once the investigation is completed.
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E-cig and vape groups urge govt to set regulations for industry
KUALA LUMPUR: Groups representing e-cigarettes and vape traders have called for the government to set up regulations for the industry, especially on the online sales...
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Budget 2020: Invest in solutions now to save on healthcare costs...
THIS is the last article in the Budget 2020 series.
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Menu of free breakfast to be set after discussions
PETALING JAYA: The menu and budget for the Free Breakfast Programme (PSP) for primary school children are still being discussed, says Education Minister Dr...
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