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  • Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine
    A MISSING Belarusian activist has been found hanged in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, police said today, adding they had opened a murder probe. “Belarusian citizen Vitali Shishov, who had gone missing in Kiev yesterday, was today found hanged in one of the Kiev parks, not far from… Read more »
  • Domestic trade ministry mulls proposal to control price of Covid test kits
    THE Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is considering a proposal to control the price of Covid-19 test kits, said deputy minister Rosol Wahid. He said based on feedback from the public, the test kit price is a burden especially to low-income groups and families with many children. Read more »
  • Pakatan leadership accuses police of disregarding home minister’s orders
    BARRING lawmakers from entering Parliament violated an order issued by the Dewan Rakyat to the Inspector-General of Police, said the Pakatan Harapan presidential council. In a statement, the council referred a motion submitted by Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin in July 2020 during the commencement of the second parliamentary meeting, that… Read more »
  • Dr Mahathir pleads with Putrajaya to allow setting up of recovery council
    DR Mahathir Mohamad today pleaded with Putrajaya to allow him set up the national recovery council (NRC), saying they are not enemies but here to help the country. The former prime minister said regardless of who the government is, it must set up the NRC and give it the power… Read more »
  • Legal woes haunt Spain’s ex-king in exile
    A YEAR after Spain’s former King Juan Carlos went into self-imposed exile in the face of mounting questions over his finances, he remains under a cloud of suspicion that complicates his return home. He announced on August 3, 2020 he was moving abroad to prevent his personal affairs from undermining… Read more »
  • Lawyer Buzze Azam in court again, this time for allegedly insulting judiciary
    A LAWYER who had been freed on a charge of posting provocative statements on Facebook that could stir racial sentiments was charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court again today with posting insulting comments against the judiciary and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), also on Facebook, last March. Mohd Khairul… Read more »
  • New vote recommended in US Amazon union election
    A US labour official has recommended the results be nullified in a failed vote to unionise Amazon workers at an Alabama warehouse, the union in the effort said yesterday, opening a possible path to a new election. The recommendation by a hearing officer is a key step in potentially overturning… Read more »
  • Housewife weeps in court after being fined RM9,000 for insulting Agong
    A HOUSEWIFE wept in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today after she was fined RM9,000 for improper use of the network facilities by initiating communications that insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on her Facebook page. Judge M.M. Edwin Paramjothy meted out the fine, in default six months’ jail, on Rosmawati Mohd Zain,… Read more »
  • Kelantan expects daily Covid-19 tally to decline in 2 weeks
    THE Kelantan government is anticipating that the state’s daily tally of Covid-19 cases will show a decline in the next two weeks, said state local government, housing and health committee chairman Dr Izani Husin. He said the state health department had expected an increase in the cases after the Aidiladha celebration. Read more »
  • Bill and Melinda Gates finalise divorce
    UNITED States billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have finalised their divorce after 27 years of marriage, Sputnik reported, quoting an NBC News report yesterday citing court documents. The terms of the division of assets were submitted in a separate document that was not included in Monday’s dissolution… Read more »
  • Malaysia continues to record five-digit daily Covid-19 cases at 17,105
    MALAYSIA continued to log daily Covid-19 cases in five figures as 17,105 fresh infections were recorded as of noon today, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.   This is the 22nd consecutive day the nation has reported daily cases in five digits, starting July 13.  Read more »
  • IMF officially approves increased lending capacity
    THE board of governors of the International Monetary Fund yesterday green-lit increasing the institution’s lending capacity by US$650 billion (RM2.8 trillion), the last step in approving an initiative to boost aid to the most vulnerable countries. “This is a historic decision – the largest SDR (Special Drawing Rights) allocation in… Read more »
  • Covid-19 victim helped by Subang Jaya rep stable in MAEPS
    SUBANG Jaya rep Michelle Ng’s ordeal to get an ambulance for a Covid-19 victim last night ended on a positive note as the patient is now getting treatment at the Malaysia Agriculture Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) quarantine centre in Serdang, Selangor. Ng took to Twitter to share the 16-hour wait… Read more »
  • China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ as Covid returns
    AUTHORITIES in Wuhan today said they would test the entire population for Covid-19 after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged reported its first local infections in more than a year. The city of 11 million is “swiftly launching comprehensive nucleic acid testing of all residents”, senior Wuhan official… Read more »
  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro to be probed for attacking voting system
    BRAZIL’s Superior Electoral Court announced yesterday it will investigate far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his constant and baseless attacks on the country’s electronic voting system. The country’s highest electoral body also agreed to ask the Supreme Federal Court to investigate the president for spreading misinformation during a Facebook Live event… Read more »
  • Govt to table emergency ordinances in Parliament in September, says Muhyiddin
    THE emergency ordinances promulgated this year will be tabled in the Parliament sitting scheduled for September, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said. The process to cancel the ordinances as intended by the cabinet could not proceed without the assent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he said in a statement day. Read more »
  • Bersih activist charged with posting comments insulting Islam on Facebook
    A BERSIH activist was charged at the Taiping Sessions Court today for posting insulting comments on Islam on social media last April. Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan, 65, claimed trial after the charge was read out before judge Siti Noraida Sulaiman. Read more »
  • 34-year-old Ukrainian sailor is Singapore’s latest Covid fatality
    A 34 year-old man from Ukraine died from complications due to Covid-19 infection on Sunday, taking the total fatality to 38 for the republic. Imported Case 67264, a sea crew had arrived in Singapore on board a vessel on July 29, said the Ministry of Health in its full data released late last… Read more »
  • Police wrong, misguided in stopping lawmakers, Kula says
    THE police were misguided and wrong in stopping lawmakers from entering Parliament House yesterday, said Ipoh Barat MP M. Kula Segaran. “As a Member of Parliament, and each time I am elected as a MP, it is my solemn duty to the people of my constituency and nation, to bring… Read more »
  • Teenager fined RM5,000 for removing red Covid wristband
    A 17-year-old girl was slapped with a RM5,000 compound for removing her red Covid-19 wristband to go out while in quarantine. Taiping district police chief Osman Mamat said the compound was issued under Regulation 17 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021 (Act 342). Read more »
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