Covid-19: 90pc of Malaysia Airports staff at KLIA vaccinated, says chairman

PUTRAJAYA — About 90 per cent of Malaysia Airports staff at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have been vaccinated against Covid-19 since the industrial vaccination centre (PPVIN) at KLIA opened on July 5. Malaysia Airports chairman Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said more than 80 per cent or about 8,500 of its employees throughout […]

Bukit Aman probing claims of ‘extra’ vaccination appointment slots at KL PPV

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) are investigating allegations of additional Covid-19 vaccination slots compared to the vaccine doses allocated at a vaccination centre (PPV). Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din confirmed the matter and a report on the issue had been lodged by a vaccination centre (PPV) […]

Mavcom extends Air Traffic Rights moratorium to support aviation sector recovery

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) continues to allow airlines to retain their current portfolio of Air Traffic Rights (ATR) without the risk of expiry, in line with the commission’s ongoing efforts to support the needs of aviation players that are facing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mavcom eased the condition which automatically revokes […]

At least six dead, several missing after India landslides and floods

SHIMLA, INDIA: Rescuers in northern India were digging through rocks and mud searching for the missing on Tuesday, after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in two states, killing at least six people, officials said. Television footage and videos shared on social media showed roads, cars and homes being washed away in Dharamshala in […]

Death toll in South Africa unrest climbs to 72 as violence spread

JOHANNESBURG: Stores and warehouses in South Africa were hit by looters on Tuesday for a fifth day running despite a move by President Cyril Ramaphosa to deploy troops in a bid to quell unrest that has claimed 72 lives. As large-scale pillaging erupted in the economic capital of Johannesburg and southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, the crisis […]

Masks to remain mandatory on London transport after national rule easing

LONDON, July 14 — Masks will remain mandatory on London’s public transport network after July 19, the city’s mayor said today, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government plans to lift most Covid-19 restrictions from that date in England despite rising cases. The public will be expected, rather than compelled by law, to wear masks in […]

Sabah appoints new health director

KOTA KINABALU, July 14 ― Public Health Specialist Dr Rose Nani Mudin is the new Director of Sabah State Health Department, replacing Datuk Dr Christina Rundi. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah congratulated Dr Rose in his Facebook post, adding that the appointment took effect July 13. “Dr Rose Nani was the Deputy […]