Don’t bring kids to Ramadan bazaars, says Dr Noor Azmi

BAGAN SERAI: Parents are advised not to bring their children to Ramadan bazaars to protect them from being exposed to Covid-19 infection. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said although the country has entered the transition to endemic phase, it was not advisable for children especially those who were unvaccinated to go to […]

Penang Bridge International Marathon returns to physical form this year, says exco

GEORGE TOWN, April 4 — After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) will return to physical run this year and will be open for registration from today onwards. Penang Executive Councillor for Tourism and Creative Economy Yeoh Soon Hin said the 2022 edition of the PBIM will […]

PM Ismail Sabri: No toll hike for four highways in Klang Valley

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that the toll rates involving highways in the Klang Valley operated by four concessionaires will remain unchanged until the end of the concession. He said this was achieved after the government had agreed to the proposed restructuring to the four highway concessionaires. The four […]

Soaring chicken prices in JB due to limited supply, high demand

JOHOR BARU: The price of chicken here has increased to RM10 per kg from yesterday, above the RM8.90 per kg. ceiling price set by the government. A check at wet markets in Pandan and Larkin, here, found that most traders did not comply with the ceiling price set and sold them from RM9.50 to RM10 […]

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to leave office

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam announced Monday that she will step down in June ending a five-year term in office that saw democracy protests squashed and strict pandemic curbs plunge the business hub into international isolation. Ending months of speculation, Lam confirmed she would not seek a second term when a committee made […]

Shanghai defends policy of separating Covid-positive kids from parents

SHANGHAI, April 4 — Shanghai health officials on Monday defended a policy of separating babies and young children from their parents if they test positive for Covid-19, as frustration at the city’s tough virus controls builds. Around 25 million people in Shanghai, China’s largest city and financial centre, remain locked down as authorities try to […]

Nearly 100 die in new Mediterranean boat tragedy: UN, MSF

GENEVA: Nearly 100 people have died in international waters after setting off from Libya in an overcrowded boat, international organisations said. A commercial tanker, Alegria 1, rescued four people from a life raft in the Mediterranean early Saturday morning, the Doctors Without Borders charity said. “We know from our initial contact with Alegria 1 that […]

Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, April 4 — Palestinians clashed with Israeli police outside the Old City in annexed east Jerusalem late Sunday leaving a dozen people wounded and 10 arrested, police and medical sources said. An AFP photographer said objects were thrown at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades in front of Damascus Gate, as […]

Malaysia terima al-Quran, kurma sumbangan Raja Arab Saudi – PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Arab Saudi Raja Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud akan menyumbang 46,000 naskhah al-Quran terjemahan Bahasa Melayu kepada masjid dan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) di seluruh negara sempena Ramadan. Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri dalam catatan di Facebook memaklumkan Penjaga Dua Masjid Suci itu turut menyumbang sebanyak 57 tan kurma untuk diagihkan kepada seluruh […]