Malaysia Malay Mail

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:45:03 +0800
Deputy education minister urges schools to tone down on air-conditioning to curb spread of Covid-19
TANJUNG MALIM, Sept 24 — School administrators have been advised to cut back on the use of air-conditioning in order to improve the circulation of fresh air as a safeguard against the spread of Covid-19 once the schooling session is reopened....

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:43:27 +0800
Bukit Aman CID director: Investigation on celebrity preacher disrupted due to spread of videos, messages on social media
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The process of completing an investigation paper over allegations against a well-known preacher has been disrupted, due to the spread of obscene videos and messages on the Telegram application, which purportedly involves...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:32:38 +0800
After Nur Sajat’s case, 25 civil society organisations warn of growing religious restrictions in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Twenty-five civil society organisations (CSOs) have warned of growing restrictions on freedom of religion in Malaysia following cosmetic entrepreneur Nur Sajat’s arrest by authorities in Thailand. The CSOs — which...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:17:45 +0800
In Labuan, Covid-19 vaccination for teens receives encouraging response
LABUAN, Sept 24 — The implementation of phase two of Covid-19 vaccination for students aged 13 to 15 in the duty-free island runs smoothly and has received an encouraging response from the parents, said Labuan Covid-19 Immunisation Task-Force...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:06:35 +0800
Penang Hospital’s ICU, acute wards nearly full ahead of field hospital opening
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 24 — Bed usage for the acute wards and intensive care unit (ICU) for Covid-19 patients at the Penang General Hospital were now almost at maximum capacity. Hospital director Datuk Dr Teo Gim Sian said the acute wards were at 95...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:18:26 +0800
Political patronage and money: The case for a law on political financing
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — While the federal government has finally agreed to provide all MPs an equal amount of allocation for the last four months of the year, institutional reform advocates are pushing the envelope to regulate political funding...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:10:48 +0800
Guan Eng corruption trial: Umno’s Nazri Aziz to testify as prosecution witness
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz will take the stand as a prosecution witness in Lim Guan Eng’s corruption trial in November, the Sessions Court heard today. Deputy Public Prosecutor Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin, when...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:39:54 +0800
Only 4pc of adults in Penang yet to get Covid-19 vaccination, says health exco
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 24 — Just 4.4 per cent of the registered adult population in Penang have not received any Covid-19 vaccination, said state health exco Norlela Ariffin. However, she said the 9,531 individuals have received their appointments for.....

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:33:56 +0800
MoE: Educational institutions to resume operations based on National Recovery Plan phase transition
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Educational institutions under the Ministry of Education (MoE) in states that have moved to the next phase of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) will operate two weeks after the transition takes place. MoE, i...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:29:03 +0800
Malaysia logs 14,554 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The Ministry of Health recorded 14,554 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of cases since the pandemic began to 2,171,232. Sarawak logged the most cases among the states and Federal...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:54:33 +0800
Budget 2022: Cuepacs seeks rise in Cola allowance for Sabah, Sarawak civil servants
KUCHING, Sept 24 ― The Sarawak Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) wants the government to consider giving an additional RM50 a month in cost-of-living allowance (Cola) to civil servants in Sarawak and Sabah.....

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:50:40 +0800
Appeals court allows Altantuya’s family to get copies of police statements in murder case
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 ― The family of Mongolian Altantuya Shaaribuu succeeded in their appeal in the Court of Appeal today to obtain copies of police statements recorded from persons in the course of the investigation into her murder case to be used.....

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:21:40 +0800
Rosmah loses bid to nullify solar project trial and recuse Sri Ram as prosecutor
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― The High Court today dismissed an application by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to nullify her corruption case by disqualifying Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as senior deputy public prosecutor (DPP) in the trial. Judge Mohamed Zaini...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:53:38 +0800
After finding one body, Sabah lawmaker continues search for last man missing in boat capsize
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 24 — Melalap assemblyman Datuk Peter Anthony and his volunteer search team have not given up on searching for the remaining man aboard a capsized boat in the Padas river here after retrieving the body of one...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:49:12 +0800
CMCO SOP violation: Neelofa, husband considering filing representation, says lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The defence in the case involving celebrity Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her husband, Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail, will consider filing a representation to the Attorney General’s Chambers for the charge of.....

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:41:19 +0800
Stats Dept: Malaysia’s Leading Index down 4pc in July on prolonged economic disruption
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 —  Malaysia’s Leading Index (LI) dropped 4.0 per cent in July 2021 year-on-year (y-o-y) to 105.0 points versus 109.4 points in July 2020, according to&a...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:30:28 +0800
Police bust gang behind four gold store heists across Klang Valley
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The police have busted a gang of Malaysian youths between 20 and 30-years-old who allegedly robbed four gold stores around the Klang Valley of RM900,000 worth in jewellery. According to Criminal Investigation Department...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:59:16 +0800
Police to let MACC investigate its own officers for theft, only focus on guns and drug elements
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The police will limit its investigations to the alleged firearms and drug offences in the case of senior Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers accused of stealing millions in seized funds. Criminal...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:31:36 +0800
Air Selangor: Water supply to six areas in Shah Alam to be fully restored by 12pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Water supply in six areas in Shah Alam, Selangor, affected by the unscheduled water supply disruption due to a burst pipe incident at Persiaran...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:28:42 +0800
Pahang cops end inter-district roadblocks
KUANTAN, Sept 24 — Pahang police have ended all inter-district roadblock operations at midnight yesterday as the state enters Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) today. Pahang Police chief Datuk Ramli Mohamed ...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:00:17 +0800
Anti-vaccine groups still thriving on chat apps despite social media crackdown
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — With nearly 82 per cent of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated for Covid-19, attention is turning to parts of the country that are still holding out against the vaccines. Like many other countries, Malaysia has...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:36:34 +0800
Malaysia reports 116 new Covid-19 deaths, lowest since July
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported a total of 116 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday, the lowest number since July 25. According to the ministry, the seven-day average for actual deaths was now 92, compared to 115 the day...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:44:02 +0800
Ready to head back to university now that Malaysian campuses are reopening? Here’s what you need to know first
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The Ministry of Higher Education’s (MoHE) recent announcement that university and college campuses will reopen in stages from October 15 for fully vaccinated students and staff was much welcomed. Its minister, Datuk Seri.....

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:55:36 +0800
As life in Malaysia turns digital due to Covid-19, elderly may be left behind
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Chin Lam, 67, has been a businessman for decades, and yet he said he finds it hard to trust online banking services. “I feel like somebody can observe what I’m doing, so I’d rather go to the bank and get things...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:58:02 +0800
In Mogadishu, Malaysian man sentenced to 15 years’ jail for assisting Al-Shabaab terrorist group
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — A Malaysian man known as Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid has been sentenced to 15 years of jail by a Somali military court in Mogadishu for assisting the Al-Shabaab terrorist group in the Horn of Africa country. The Press...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:41:08 +0800
Improvement of operations for LRT Kelana Jaya line: Five short-term measures implemented, says transport minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has implemented five short-term measures from the 23 proposals aimed at improving the operations of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya line following the collision of two trains...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:27:30 +0800
Covid-19: Kelantan cops probe man over claims of being able to dine in unvaccinated
KOTA BARU, Sept 23 — A trader is being investigated by the police after uploading a picture on Facebook claiming to have eaten at a restaurant despite not being vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine. Kelantan police chief Datuk Shafien Mamat said...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:45:52 +0800
Law minister: AG to draft anti-hopping law
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The Attorney General has been asked to draft the anti-hopping law, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said however, it will...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:13:51 +0800
Dewan Rakyat approves motion of thanks on Royal Address
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The Dewan Rakyat today approved the motion of thanks on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s address when opening the fourth session of the 14th Parliament on September 13. Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun approved...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 21:56:14 +0800
Cops confirm still trying to extradite Nur Sajat after arrest in Thailand
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The police announced today it is currently in the process of extraditing cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman from Thailand following her arrest by Thai authorities earlier this month. Bukit Aman Criminal...

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