• New COVID-19 cases ease to 4,949
    PUTRAJAYA, June 14 – The number of new COVID-19 cases in the country was 4,949 today, a decrease from yesterday’s 5,304 cases reported. In the past few days, the number of recoveries have also exceeded that of new cases, with Sunday’s recoveries amounting to 8,163. The Ministry of Health in updating the status of the…
  • Doctor: Clinical tests on Ivermectin show positive results
    PUTRAJAYA, June 13 – Clinical tests carried out in the use of Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 infection so far have showed positive results, said Dr Steven Lim Chee Loon, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) in Ipoh, Perak. Explaining the current trials being carried out to test the drug’s…
  • Inside help from NRD identified as one way MyKad is falsified
    PETALING JAYA, June 13 – The National Registration Department (NRD) has identified three ways a MyKad (identification card) could be falsified, with one being with the help of a staff from the department itself, Sinar Harian reported on Saturday. Quoting the Director General of NRD, Datuk Ruslin Jusoh, the online Malay news website said the…
  • Police will accept travel permit letters expiring June 14
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 – During the latest lockdown period from June 1 till todate, a total of 9,888 compounds were issued by the police while 542 people have been detained for various offences of breaking the standard operating procedures, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said today. Under this, a total of 355 companies…
  • Updated: KDN to work with MOSTI to reach 178,000 refugees for vaccination
    Updating to correct info in headline, grafs 1, 4 KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 – The Home Ministry together with the enforcement agencies under its wings as well as other ministries aims to reach out to 178,000 refugees, whose whereabouts remain unknown to the ministry, with the aim of vaccinating them, said its minister Datuk Seri…
  • Another two weeks of MCO in Malaysia
    PUTRAJAYA, June 11 – The Movement Control Order will be extended for another two weeks from June 15 to June 28 to continue to bring under containment the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement today. He said the decision was made in view of the continuing…
  • Picking up something positive from the pandemic experience
    Pick up something positive from the pandemic experience – marathon runner KAREN LOH PETALING JAYA: For marathon runner, Karen Loh, the pandemic has been a period of discovering opportunities that she may have otherwise never known or ventured into.
  • 60 festive clusters from Hari Raya, Gawai and it’s worrying: Health DG
    PUTRAJAYA, June 6 – The Ministry of Health on Thursday said 60 clusters have been detected from the recent Hari Raya Aidifitri (58 clusters) and Hari Gawai (two clusters) festive period between May 13 and June 10. In its Facebook posting Thursday it said these clusters were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response…
  • When saving the planet with “green projects” but chopping the trees, mining the earth dry on the other hand makes no environmental sense
    June 5th was the United Nations proclaimed World Environment Day. The day is annually celebrated with many public, private organisations and individuals all over the world with genuine pledges and actions towards protecting the environment, greening the lands and stopping the degradation of ecosystems. This year was no different. Many governments reiterated their commitment to meet the UN sustainable…
  • Retired medical staff, doctors, nurses to be called to help speed up vaccination rate
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 – Medical staff including pensioners, as well as volunteers and private sector doctors and nurses will be called to get involved in the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme as part of efforts to achieve a high vaccinated population, said Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba in his Twitter account today.…
  • Japan disputes reports of a ban, says Malaysian athletes welcome to Tokyo Games
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 – The Japanese Government today said it has never requested the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to deny entry of athletes from several countries including Malaysia. In a statement issued through its Embassy here, Japan said it welcomed Malaysian athletes and sincerely hoped they will achieve great…
  • It’s a wacky world
    Walking through the lockdown: A newfound passion By Lakshmipriya Perhaps a silver lining to the lockdown for me is that I decided to take up WALKING. With nowhere to go due to social distancing and the fear of COVID-19, I decided that the best way to manage the isolation would be to go for walks within my local area.
  • Thou art so cruel COVID-19
    PUTRAJAYA, June 8 – Lucky are the ones who will go through a Covid-19 infection without much symptoms and relatively very little discomfort and swing back to normalcy. However, some people, long after recovering from a COVID-19 infection, and the trauma that comes with it, would continue to experience some physical effects the virus leave…
  • A total of 85.4 pct have recovered from COVID-19 amid a respite in new cases
    PUTRAJAYA, June 7 – A total of 85.4 percent 534,357 people have recovered from the COVID-19 virus that had infected 622,086 people todate. Today, the Ministry of Health in its daily update on its Facebook reported a decline in new cases at 5,271 and a higher number of recoveries at 7,548. The number of deaths…
  • Residents of Kampung Muhibbah get vaccinated through mobile vaccine truck
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 – The first mobile vaccine truck today began its service at the Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) of Kampung Muhibbah here, vaccinating 1,000 of its residents. The residents were mostly senior citizens who had registered for the vaccine with the help of the housing project’s residents committee. The mobile vaccination unit is…