China softens tone on Covid severity after protests

BEIJING, Dec 1 — China is softening its tone on the severity of Covid-19 and easing some coronavirus restrictions even as its daily case toll hovers near records, after anger over the world’s toughest curbs morphed into protests across the country. Several cities in the world’s second-largest economy, while still reporting infections, are breaking with […]

Covid-19: New variants outsmart antibodies

KUALA LUMPUR: As the Coronavirus that causes Covid-19 mutates constantly, the antibodies the body produces to prevent reinfections become less effective. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the virus that caused Covid-19, known as SARS-CoV-2, is a RNA virus that constantly evolves to create new variants. As such, he said, the antibodies […]

In Klang, freelance preacher pleads not guilty to another rape charge

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 ― A freelance preacher who pleaded not guilty to nine counts of committing rape, sexual assault and unnatural sex on a teenager in the Klang Sessions Court two days ago was brought to the Sessions Court here today to face another charge with raping the girl. Muhammad Fathi Na’im Mazlam, 30, […]

Polis siasat isu tular bendera Malaysia dikibar dengan bendera Israel

PETALING JAYA: Polis membuka kertas siasatan berhubung penyebaran klip video memaparkan sekumpulan individu menyanyikan lagu Negaraku dan bendera Malaysia dikibarkan bersama-sama bendera negara Israel. Siasatan berkenaan dilakukan susulan  laporan polis yang diterima pada pukul 11.20 malam kelmarin. Timbalan Ketua Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya, Superintendan Ku Mashariman Ku Mahmood berkata, pengadu memaklumkan dia melihat satu klip […]

Gadis 18 tahun ‘bookie’ Piala Dunia 2022

KUCHING: Seorang gadis berusia 18 tahun antara dua ‘bookie’ pertaruhan keputusan perlawanan bola sepak Piala Dunia 2022 dan ejen nombor loteri haram yang ditahan polis dalam serbuan di Matang Jaya, di sini, petang semalam. Gadis berkenaan ditahan dalam serbuan pertama oleh sepasukan pegawai dan anggota Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah(JSJ) Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Padawan ke […]

Celcom, Digi kini sah bergabung

KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd, Telenor Asia Pte Ltd dan Digi.com Bhd (Digi) selesai menggabungkan operasi telekomunikasi Celcom Axiata Bhd dan Digi. Menerusi kenyataan kepada Bursa Malaysia pada Rabu, Axiata menjelaskan pihaknya dan Telenor akan memegang pemilikan yang sama dalam Celcom Digi iaitu masing-masing sebanyak 33.1 peratus. Setelah selesai, Axiata menerima saham Digi yang baru […]

Covid protests escalate in Guangzhou as China lockdown anger boils

SHANGHAI, Nov 30 — People in China’s southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou clashed with white hazmat-suited riot police last night, videos on social media showed, as frustration with stringent Covid-19 rules three years into the pandemic boiled over. The clashes marked an escalation from protests in the commercial hub of Shanghai, capital Beijing and other […]

KLIA and Langkawi International Airport retain positions as world’s best airports

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 30): The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Langkawi International Airport (LGK) retained their positions as the world’s best airports by achieving perfect scores of 5.00 in the airport service quality (ASQ) survey for the third quarter of 2022 (3Q2022). In a statement on Wednesday (Nov 30), operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said both […]

N. Sembilan records 8,748 TNB meter tampering cases involving RM93m in losses

SEREMBAN, Nov 30 ― Negeri Sembilan has recorded 8,748 cases of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) meter installation tampering involving losses of over RM93 million from 2018 to October 2022. State Urban Wellbeing, Housing, Local Government and New Village Committee chairman Teo Kok Seong said of the total, Seremban recorded the highest number at 5,986 cases […]