Defence Force Chief denies military allowed to beat up people

KUALA LUMPUR:The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) has denied a viral voice message that said its personnel are allowed to beat up members of the public while enforcing the Movement Control Order (MCO). Defence Force Chief Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang in a

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COVID-19: Government to bear RM662 million electricity bill discount

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19  — The government will bear the cost of electricity discount for selected sectors amounting to RM662 million, of which RM122.5 million is for Sarawak and RM37.2 million for Sabah, this year, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk

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UK government plans to buy into airlines

The British government is planning to buy equity stakes in airlines and other companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Financial Times reported on.ft.com/2QypHcc on Saturday. The government plans to invest billions of pounds in companies including IAG-owned British Airways (ICAG.L) in

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Malaysia warns of more coronavirus cases as it traces guests of Islamic event

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s coronavirus cases jumped to 1,183 on Saturday with eight deaths, and the government warned of more cases next week as it looks for people who attended a mass religious gathering linked to a majority of the cases.

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Covid 19: Malaysia reports more deaths, bringing death toll to 8

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported its fifth and sixth fatalities related to COVID-19 on Saturday (Mar 21), hours after the fourth fatality was announced today. The victims, a 79-year-old mother and her 40-year-old daughter, were both from Kuching. In a media statement released

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Malaysia Airports ramping up initiatives to curb spread of COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, which operates 39 airports nationwide including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is ramping up initiatives to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the effectiveness of the government’s Movement Control Order (MCO). Apart from

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Singapore reports two deaths from Coronavirus

Two people died of the coronavirus in Singapore on Saturday morning, the first confirmed fatalities in the Southeast Asian nation. They were a 75-year-old female Singaporean, and a 64-year-old Indonesian man, the island’s health ministry said. The woman had a

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China’s imported coronavirus cases jump as students, expats flock home

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China reported a record rise in imported coronavirus cases on Friday as expatriates returned home from the United States and Europe, sparking fears of a second wave of infections just as the country recovers from the initial outbreak.FILE PHOTO:

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Viral: Internet slams Health Minister’s ‘warm water method’ to kill coronavirus

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba’s advice to Malaysians to drink warm water to “flush” virus down to the stomach, where digestive acids will kill any virus, ridiculed across the social media. The Health Minister appeared on a telecast

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Police detain, escort Tabligh members to undergo screening

GEORGE TOWN: Three tabligh members, including one who was suspected to have attended the recent rally at the  Seri Petaling Mosque, were arrested while trying to flee from a roadblock at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, near here today. Shortly after they were

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