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General : Funeral process for COVID-19 victims within 24 hours - Selangor MB
SHAH ALAM, Aug 3 --The funeral management involving Muslim COVID-19 fatalities at three hospitals in Selangor will not be more than 24 hours following the implementation of a funeral management initiative by the state government to speed up the process, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari
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General : Malaysia updates NDC to reduce intensity of unconditional GHG emissions by 45 pct
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 -- Malaysia has updated the targets in its climate change action plan by submitting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to reduce the intensity of unconditional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 per cent based on gross domestic product by 2030.Environment and Water Minister
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General : 16 cases of misappropriation of subsidised LPG recorded since 2016
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 -- A total of 16 cases of misappropriation of subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), involving the freezing of assets worth RM48 million were recorded through enforcment operations conducted since 2016.Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Enforcement director Azman
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World : Thai PM Prayuth offers fruits to frontliners and volunteers
By Linda Khoo Hui LiBANGKOK, Aug 3 -- To thank healthcare workers and volunteers battling on the frontline, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o-cha will be gifting them one tonne of local fruits as the kingdom fights its worst COVID-19 outbreak. Deputy Government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek
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Sport : Nur Dhabitah, three others back home
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 -- National diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri, who won the hearts of all Malaysians with her radiant smile after each dive at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, returned home with three other athletes today.The 22-year-old, who finished fourth in the women’s 3-metre springboard individual fina
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General : Kelantan MB reminds people to abide by SOP following surge in COVID-19 cases
KOTA BHARU, Aug 3 -- Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob has urged the people to exercise extra caution and show better self-discipline following a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.He also advised them to refrain from engaging in group activities and to continue to adhere to the standard
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Business : Mustapa: Enhance govt's digital initiatives to improve public service delivery
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3  -- The government's digital initiatives need to be ramped up in order to improve the quality of government services, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.He said existing efforts, such as the Government Online Ser
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General : Pre-proceedings meeting to provide updates on issues raised in LKAN - PAC
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 -- The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has introduced pre-proceedings meeting to enable Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid to provide the latest development on issues investigated under the Auditor-General's Report (LKAN).Its chairman Wong Kah Woh said in the meet
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General : King, Queen express appreciation to UK government for AstraZeneca vaccine donation
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have expressed their appreciation to the United Kingdom (UK) government for the donation of 415,000 doses of
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World : Additional 30 billion baht relief for Thai economy hit by COVID-19 restrictions
By Linda Khoo Hui LiBANGKOK, Aug 3 -- With daily high COVID-19 numbers, Thailand has imposed tougher restrictions in Bangkok and 28 provinces starting today including closing some of its economic sectors to curb the spread of the virus infection in the kingdom,In helping businesses and employee
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General : Bernama News In Brief: Aug 3
SELVAX COMMUNITY OPENS VACCINE PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SELANGOR RESIDENTSSHAH ALAM -- The SelVAX (Selangor Vaccination Programme) Community is now open for pre-registration through the SELangkah application for residents in Selangor aged 18 and above.Selangor Public Health, Unity, Women and Family Dev
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General : Residents must continue complying with SOP despite move to Phase 3 of PPN - Perlis Raja Muda
KANGAR, Aug 3 -- Perlis residents are urged to continue complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set although the state will move to Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) tomorrow.The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail said the SOP issued by the N
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World : Asia stock markets turn negative, Europe indices post record
ANKARA, Aug 3 -- Major stock markets in Asia reversed course Tuesday to close lower, while two major European indices reached record highs with strong earnings, Anadolu Agency reported.Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, fell 12 points, or 0.3 per cent, to close at 3,863. T
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World : Australian's leading telecom makes public pay phones free
ANKARA, Aug 3  -- Australia’s giant public telecom operator Telstra announced on Tuesday to waive off charges for local and national calling.Anadolu Agency reported Telstra's Chief Executive Officer Andrew Penn said in a statement that all local and national calls to standard fixed line numbers
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World : PepsiCo agrees to sell Tropicana, other juice brands for US$3.3b
ANKARA, Aug 3 -- PepsiCo announced on Tuesday that it agreed to sell Tropicana and other juice brands for US$3.3 billion.The US-based multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation said in a statement that it entered into an agreement with PAI Partners to sell Tropicana, Naked, and other selec
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Sport : Japan's Hashimoto claims men's horizontal bar title at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO, Aug 3 -- Japanese gymnast Hashimoto Daiki snatched gold in men's horizontal bar final at Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.He topped the competition in 15.066 points, followed by Croatia's Tin Srbic in 14.900 points. Russian Olympic Committee's Nikita Nagornyy took br
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World : Cambodia succeeds in training dogs to detect COVID-19 patients
PHNOM PENH, Aug 3 -- The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on August 2 announced it had successfully trained three dogs in detecting people infected with SARS-CoV-2.Vietnam news agency (VNA) quoting CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said the three dogs have been able to detect  COVID-19 patient
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Sport : Tokyo Olympics: Day 12 ends on quiet note for Malaysian contingent
By Elmi Rizal EliasTOKYO, Aug 3 -- Day 12 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics saw national sailors Nuraisyah Jamil-Juni Karimah Noor Jamali end their women’s International 470 event with an improved performance but it is Day 13 Wednesday (Aug 4) that holds the promise of a renewed bid for another medal by
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World : Vietnam welcomes proposal to elevate ASEAN-China relationship
HANOI, Aug 3 -- Vietnam welcomes a proposal to upgrade the ASEAN-China relationship, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said at the ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held via videoconference on Tuesday as part of the 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings. In his r
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Sport : MSBK round one postponed due to COVID
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 -- The 2021 Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK), originally slated for Aug 6-8, has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) and Two Wheels Motor Racing (TWMR) said in a joint statement that a new calendar woul
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