COVID-19 : S’pore reports 12 new cases, 8 more recovered

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 12 more cases of COVID-19 infection in the republic with one linked to the mass religious gathering at the Sri Petaling Mosque in Malaysia. The 12 new cases added the total positive cases for

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COVID-19: Athlete preparation for Olympics in a limbo – Reezal

KEPALA BATAS: The preparation of national athletes has been affected by the cancellation and postponement of sport championships both locally and abroad following the COVID-19 outbreak. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said so far 12 Malaysian athletes have

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Zii Jia’s All England run ends in semis

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia’s journey in the 2020 All-England has come to an end after he was eliminated in the semi-finals yesterday.  The world number 13 fought tooth and nail before going down 21-17, 13-21, 19-21 to

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Increase in dividend restores confidence of TH depositors – Zulkifli

KUALA LUMPUR: The profit distribution after tithe or “hibah” (dividend) of 3.05 per cent by the Pilgrims Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH), which is higher compared with the fiscal year 2018, is seen as restoring the confidence of its depositors, said

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Stop giving excuses, get yourselves screened – Perlis Mufti tells tabligh members

KANGAR: Some tabligh (Islamic movement) members from Perlis who attended a gathering at the Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur last month gave several excuses when they were asked to undergo health screening. Perlis Mufti Associate Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin in a posting through his

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IGP: Police probes fake news on Lim’s son arrested in S’pore

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating individuals for spreading fake news that the son of a Pakatan Harapan (PH) senior leader Lim Guan Eng was detained in Singapore for illegally bringing in RM2 million cash. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador

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COVID-19: Affected sectors to get electricity bill discounts – Shamsul

KUALA LUMPUR: Sectors affected by the COVID-19 outbreak will be given electricity bill discounts, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah. In a statement yesterday, he said it was one of the measures that would be

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COVID-19: 41 new cases reported, tally now 238

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 41 new COVID-19 cases were reported as at noon yesterday, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 238, Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.  He said all 41 new cases were linked

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Indonesian Transport Minister tests positive for COVID-19

JAKARTA: An Indonesian minister has been tested positive for COVID-19. Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi was named as the 76th case and currently being treated at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Jakarta. It was announced by the Minister of

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Thai water festival called off to curb COVID-19

BANGKOK: Thailand’s annual water festival, Songkran will literally be washed out this year as public celebration of the popular festival has been cancelled to avoid mass gatherings in the effort to contain COVID-19 outbreak in the kingdom.  Thais celebrate Songkran, the traditional new year from April

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