Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR : The ringgit maintained its upward momentum against the US dollar at the opening today on continued buying interest, supported by steadier oil prices, said a dealer. At 9.08am, the local note traded marginally higher at 4.0340/0380 against

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Biden unveils US$1.9 trln rescue plan that includes US$400bln to combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team issued a press release in which it unveiled a US$1.9 trillion plan to revive the US economy and combat the novel coronavirus, reported Sputnik news agency. “President-elect Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is

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Thailand requesting Sinovac to provide more clinical trials data

BANGKOK: Thailand, which is expected to receive its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac Biotech in February, is asking for more information from the Chinese company on its clinical trials before the delivery. Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman, Thaweesilp

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Immediate repair of roads, bridges damaged by floods in Sabah – Bung Moktar

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Public Works Department (JKR) will take immediate action to repair roads and bridges damaged by floods in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said.  The State Works Minister said unpredictable weather conditions over the past

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National blood centre running low on supply, especially types A, O

KUALA LUMPUR: The blood supply at the National Blood Centre (PDN) is running low, below the safe zone, particularly of blood types A and O, said its deputy director 1 Dr Tun Maizura Mohd Fathlullah. Therefore, she appealed to the public,

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Triple-fold increase in flood victims in Sarawak , situation in Raub restored

KUALA LUMPUR: The relatively good weather In the Peninsula allowed the flood-hit areas to gradually recover, with the situation in Raub district, in Pahang fully, fully restored. However, in Sarawak, the number of flood victims increased by triple-folds today, from yesterday. The

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Strong earthquake strikes Sulawesi in Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck Sulawesi in Indonesia at 2.28 am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It occurred 143 km west from Palopo, Indonesia at a depth of 27 km, the department said in a statement.

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Anwar asks all MPs to plead with the King to revoke emergency

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has written to all MPs asking them to write to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to plead with His Majesty to revoke the proclamation of emergency and allow the Parliament sitting to be held

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Flood victims in Pahang continue to receive King’s attention

KUALA LUMPUR: The well-being of flood victims in Pahang is getting the attention of none other than the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as His Majesty continued his series of visits to the temporary relief centre

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MCO: Langkawi-Kuala Perlis ferry services suspended

KUALA LUMPUR: The Langkawi-Kuala Perlis passenger ferry services have been halted following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO). The Northern Region Malaysian Marine Department, in a statement today said the frequency of ferry services for the Langkawi-Kuala Kedah route has also been reduced to

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