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Govt’s stand on vaccine hesitant only to keep situation from getting worse: Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR – The government’s stand in taking action against those who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 is not to persecute them but to prevent greater harm, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.“As stated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the governm
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Bersih 2.0 moots holding Melaka polls over 3 days
KUALA LUMPUR – The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) has proposed several recommendations ahead of the Melaka elections.In a statement, the election watchdog urged the Election Commission to extend the candidate nomination period for up to five to seven days for submission of app
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No doubt Zahid knew about YAB funds misuse since 2014: prosecution
KUALA LUMPUR – The high court was told today that Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had knowledge about the misuse of Yayasan Akalbudi (YAB) funds since 2014.Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Raja Rozela Raja Toran said, instead, the former deputy prime minister turned the blame and pointed the finger at
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1 killed in second shooting at US varsity within a week
WASHINGTON – One person was killed and another seven injured in a United States university shooting yesterday, said police, just days after another firearm incident at the same school left one dead.A student is among those wounded in the attack about 1.30am local time at Grambling State University
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Booster shots for frontliners kick off in Penang
GEORGE TOWN – The administering of Covid-19 booster shots for 17,051 frontliners kicked off in Penang today.   State Health Department personnel eligible for the jabs received them at state health facilities.   Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said in a statement that, for now, the supply of the Pfi
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Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications
WASHINGTON – Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first black secretary of state who saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, has died from complications from Covid-19. He was 84.“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American
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Don’t be crabs in a basket, Mahdzir tells Umno colleagues
KUDAT – Umno members are being reminded not to be “ketam dalam bakul” (those who prevent others from moving up the ladder) while championing the party’s struggles, party vice-president Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said. Citing the Malay idiom, Mahdzir said such situations should never happen i
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Being poor not ‘free pass’ to commit crime: Syed Saddiq rapped for opposing death penalty
KUALA LUMPUR – Should the death penalty be abolished? This question is on the minds of many Malaysians of late, especially after the country won one of 18 seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term.The election to the council was followed by calls for the death penalty t
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EC denies imposing fully vaxxed condition on voters for Melaka polls
KUALA LUMPUR – In an apparent U-turn, the Election Commission (EC) has clarified that voters do not need to be fully vaccinated to cast their ballots in the upcoming Melaka election.In a statement, EC chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh denied having made fully vaccinated status a condition for vote
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Philips takes fresh hit from safety recall
THE HAGUE – Dutch electronics firm Philips said today that sales had taken a fresh hit from a recall of faulty sleep and respiratory care equipment and from supply chain issues.Philips added that it faced an unknown possible impact from lawsuits over the devices, which were recalled in June after
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Covid-19 cases down to 3-month low of 5,434
KUALA LUMPUR – Today saw 5,434 new Covid-19 cases, declining even further from yesterday’s three-month low for the country.In a statement, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative caseload to 2,396,121.He added there were 8,435 recoveries, bringing
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40-year-old Federer drops out of top 10
INDIAN WELLS – Roger Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings today for the first time in almost five years, as newly crowned Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie jumped 11 spots.Federer, 40, has not played due to a right knee injury since losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Hube
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Govt ends services of IRB chief executive Sabin Samitah
KUALA LUMPUR – The government has terminated the services of Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah as Inland Revenue Board (IRB) CEO.In a brief statement today, the tax agency said his contract has been cut short, and this takes effect tomorrow.“The shortening of his contract has been agreed by Sabin himself
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Pakatan to file injunction on Melaka assembly dissolution, says polls too risky
KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Harapan (PH) Melaka says it will file a court injunction on the dissolution of the Melaka assembly through its state chairman, Adly Zahari.The coalition’s presidential council said in a statement today that it fully supports the impending move by its Melaka chapter, seeing
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Boost for Sabah pineapple industry with strategic cooperation in sights
KOTA KINABALU – Sabah and Putrajaya have ended a 14-year impasse on the development of the state’s pineapple industry.According to Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan today, a strategic cooperation will be established between the federal and state agriculture ministries to bo
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Govt to focus on 1 Covid-19 SOP, 9 guidelines: Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR – The government will focus on one general Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP), which can be enforced through the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), and nine guidelines.Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the general SOP is rela
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UK gymnast Downie returns 'burnt out' but defiant after Olympic heartbreak
KITAKYUSHU – Becky Downie said that she was "burnt out" but proud after competing at the world championships in Japan today, following a turbulent year for the British gymnast that included the death of her brother.The 29-year-old Downie was controversially omitted from Britain's Tokyo Olympic
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Hire retired hoteliers, hospitality students to deal with tourism staff shortage: MAH
GEORGE TOWN – Hotels should consider engaging retired hoteliers in view of the acute shortage of hospitality workers, says the Penang chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH).Following the reopening of the tourism sector, several hotels are facing difficulty rehiring staffers, promptin
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3 white Americans go on trial in death of black jogger
WASHINGTON – Three white men in the US state of Georgia will go on trial today in the high-profile shooting death of a black jogger that sparked a national outcry and helped fuel last summer’s social justice protests.Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis, 35, and their neighbour William Bryan, 5
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Kiwi rugby star Sean Wainui dies in car crash
AUCKLAND – Record-breaking Super Rugby try scorer Sean Wainui died in a car crash today, plunging New Zealand rugby into mourning.The 25-year-old rising star died in a single-vehicle accident when his vehicle hit a tree, police said.New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson said the death o
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