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Workers’ appalling living quarters (source — 19/01/2021 06:31:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Checks by the Labour Department and other government agencies on hostels for foreign workers found more than 300 of them living in cramped and damp conditions.The checks were conducted o...

RM15 billion breather (source — 19/01/2021 05:54:43

KUALA LUMPUR: More than a million families in the lower-income bracket are expected to benefit from a new and wide-ranging RM15 billion aid package launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin ...

ASEAN Digital Senior Officials’ Meeting begins today (source — 19/01/2021 04:41:47

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19: The inaugural ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) begins today with the Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADGSOM1).Held virtually, ADGSOM1 will be headed by the Ministry of Commu...

Emergency: Buildings can be used as temporary depots to curb COVID-19 (source — 19/01/2021 04:20:43

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18: Overcrowding in prisons that can cause the spread and rise in COVID-19 cases could be curbed with a special ordinance under the Emergency proclamation.Chief Secretary to the Gove...

PERMAI package provides relief for transport industry players (source — 19/01/2021 04:15:31

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18: Applications for the one-off financial assistance of RM500 for taxi and bus drivers, provided under the Malaysian Economic and Rakyat’s Protection Assistance Package (PERMAI) can b...

Sabah views seriously video of men drinking beer at PKRC- Masidi (source — 19/01/2021 03:50:01

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 18: The Sabah Heath Department (JKNS) views seriously the video clip showing a number of people drinking beer at the COVID-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) in the ...

Punishment aside, civic consciousness vital to ensuring public do not spread fake news- Lawyers (source — 19/01/2021 03:18:05

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18: Civic consciousness, in addition to imprisonment and fines, is important towards teaching the public not to spread fake news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, said law practitione...

FMM urges government to expand COVID-19 Act to include trading, logistics sectors (source — 19/01/2021 02:51:23

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has urged the government to expand the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Act 2020 to pr...

Covid-19: 3,306 new cases, four deaths today - Health DG (Updated) (source — 18/01/2021 16:27:14

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,306 new Covid-19 infections were recorded in the country today, bringing the cumulative figure of positive cases to 161,740, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor His...

Khairuddin sues Muhyiddin, M’sian govt over legitimacy of Emergency proclamation (source — 18/01/2021 16:26:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Jasin parliamentary coordinator Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan has filed a suit against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the government of Malaysia to challenge the prime minister’s...

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