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Tokyo Olympics open with near-empty stadium
TOKYO - The virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics have finally opened today with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colourful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.As their opening played out, dev
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Parliament schedule reveals no debates, motions, or voting during July 26 special sittings
KUALA LUMPUR – The special parliamentary sittings on July 26 will see no debates, only minister briefings, as seen after the schedule was made available on the legislative House’s website.Among ministers who will be briefing MPs in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday include Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyid
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Youth activists to hold vehicle convoy black flag protest tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR – Undeterred by police investigations and criticism, Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) is now calling for Malaysians to join a vehicle convoy protest tomorrow while waving black flags.This is in the lead up to the bigger “Keluar dan #Lawan” rally on July 31.Those interested are
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International group proposes single justice system for all Dayaks
KUALA LUMPUR – The Dayak International Organisation (DIO) has proposed the formation of the Dayak International Justice System to organise and unite the Dayak communities in Borneo.DIO president Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan said the Dayak communities, numbering over 10 million people, are frequentl
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Target exceeded: Syed Saddiq crowdfunds over RM700,000 in 24 hours for bail
KUALA LUMPUR – Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has managed to amass RM715,573 within 24 hours, following a public crowdfunding effort related to his court charges.It is understood the money will be used to cover costs for bail and the Muda lawmaker's legal fees.In an Instagram post today, S
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Nasi ganja chopper delivery: cops to investigate possible SOP breach
KUALA LUMPUR – An individual believed to have booked a helicopter from here to pick up an order of 36 packets of nasi ganja in Ipoh is currently being investigated by police for possible breach of movement control order standard operating procedures.According to the New Straits Times, Perak police
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Parliamentary Select Committee to meet MoH, health DG monthly: chairman
KUALA LUMPUR – The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Health, Science and Innovation has arranged to meet with Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and the Health Ministry at least once a month, said its chairman Dr Kelvin Yii.In a Facebook post after meeting Dr Noor Hisham
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Anti-drug agency detainee dies after alleged beating in front of family
KUALA LUMPUR – A 24-year-old man who was allegedly beaten up by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) officers at home and in front of his family has passed away in custody.Rights group Eliminating Deaths & Abuse in Custody Together (Edict) said that the detainee died on Tuesday, in AADK’s Kuala
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State govts snap up over 8 mil Sinovac doses from Pharmaniaga
KUALA LUMPUR – State governments have ordered nearly half of the 14 million Sinovac vaccine doses that Pharmaniaga Bhd intends to sell, in line with initiatives under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.Group managing director Datuk Zulkarnain Md Eusope said the Selangor government is, so
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Holistic, long-term, sustainable solutions to contract doctor issue still needed – MMA
PRIME Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called for a virtual meeting with the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) this morning to discuss the issues of contract doctors in our public healthcare system. We wish to thank the prime minister for taking the time to meet with us.In the meeting attended by
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Take advantage of returning European, American tourists: TripAdvisor
GEORGE TOWN – Malaysia can take advantage of returning European and American travellers by promoting it as a nation that has implemented stringent measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.TripAdvisor’s head of destination marketing for the Asia Pacific region, Sarah Mathews, said in a webinar sess
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[UPDATED] Whopping 15,573 new Covid-19 cases, over 9,000 in Klang Valley
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia recorded a staggering 15,573 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total caseload to 980,491.Of the new cases, more than 9,000 are in the Klang Valley alone.Selangor again registered the highest number of infections with 7,672, followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,063), Kedah (9
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Now you can be photographers: S’gor health director scoffs at doctors resigning
KUALA LUMPUR – Selangor Health Director Datuk Sha’ari Ngadiman has made light of the slew of doctor resignations, saying that they might prefer to work in vaccination centres for more pay, or opt for a career change and become photographers or computer shop assistants.He added that some even in
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10 years after Winehouse death, family 'reclaims' her story
AMY Winehouse may still be best known for her line: "They tried to make me go to rehab. But I said no, no, no."But 10 years after the British singer's death at 27, her family and friends say it is time to stop defining her by her well-documented struggles with addiction and destructive relationsh
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Use MySejahtera to monitor symptoms, at-home Covid-19 patients told
KUALA LUMPUR – Covid-19 patients who are told to stay home will have to monitor their symptoms using the MySejahtera app, and may not have to wear the pink wristband.Deputy Health director-general (public health) Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong said the patients will have to monitor themselves using th
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Over 200 durian farmers to get day in court with Pahang govt
KUALA LUMPUR – More than 200 Musang King durian farmers will get a day in the appellate court on September 8 for their appeal against an eviction notice issued by the Pahang government.The Court of Appeal will be hearing an application by the 204 farmers from Raub, who are challenging a high cou
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71.9% of Klang Valley adults have received first dose of vaccine: Khairy
PUTRAJAYA – Some 71.9% of the adult population (aged 18 and above) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this was in line with Operation Su
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Upbeat quarterly update lifts Twitter shares
SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter yesterday posted better-than-expected results for the recently ended quarter with gains in revenue, profit and its user base, sparking a rally in shares for the messaging platform.Net profit was US$66 million (RM278.75 million) on revenue that surged to US$1.19 billion, bea
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India's pandemic-hit lunchbox men battle food delivery start-ups
MUMBAI – After the pandemic shut offices and put Mumbai's renowned lunchbox deliverymen out of work, the 130-year-old 'dabbawala' network has tied up with a trendy restaurant chain to take on India's billion-dollar start-ups.For two decades, neither terror attacks nor monsoon deluges could st
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Local councils must aid small-scale businesses: Abang Johari
MIRI – Local councils in all 40 districts in Sarawak will be aiding small-scale business operators whose incomes have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg said local councils must come up with practical plans to help these groups, especially petty tr
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