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Malaysia COVID-19: Jailed and fined for ignoring quarantine order

Malaysia COVID-19: Jailed and fined for ignoring quarantine order

By Mohamad Nasir Yusoff KUALA LUMPUR: A restaurant owner in the state of Kedah in northwest Malaysia has been fined RM12,000 ($2,860) and sentenced to 5 months jail for violating a quarantine order imposed upon his return from Sivagangga, a town in Tamil Nadu, India. The 57-year old restaurant owner violated the quarantine order by […]

Mandatory face mask: Malaysians generally compliant, self-disciplined

Mandatory face mask: Malaysians generally compliant, self-disciplined

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have generally complied with the government’s directive to wear face masks in crowded public places to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to national news agency Bernama, people around the capital seem to have taken the matter seriously, especially in crowded public places, by using their face masks as […]

Malaysia, Singapore agree on gradual re-opening of causeway border

Malaysia, Singapore agree on gradual re-opening of causeway border

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysia and Singapore have finalised arrangements for long-term pass holders and travellers on essential or official business to cross the border. The foreign ministers of the two countries fine-tuned the details as they met at the midway point of the Johor Causeway and agreed to resume on August 17 cross-border travel that had […]

Facemasks must be worn properly, Health Director-General urges

Facemasks must be worn properly, Health Director-General urges

KUALA LUMPUR: A facemask must be worn properly to be effective in preventing the spread of diseases, Malaysia’s Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has said. He said the facemask should cover the entire nose up to the chin, while leaving it around the forehead or neck, or having it only cover part of the […]

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s position regarding the South China Sea has been clear and consistent, with views that it should remain a sea of peace and trade, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said. “Malaysia holds the view that the South China Sea should remain a sea of peace and trade,” he said. “Thus, matters relating to the […]

In second setback this year, Dr Mahathir loses party membership

In second setback this year, Dr Mahathir loses party membership

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been dismissed from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), the political party he founded in 2016 A letter signed by the party’s executive secretary Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya said that the party memberships of Dr Mahathir, Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir, Bersatu supreme council members Dr Maszlee […]

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old Malaysian has seen his dream come true after he was awarded a NASA scholarship. Muhammad Azhar Ali was among more than 3 million people who participated in the Artemis Challenge organized by the space agency. He took advantage of being confined because of the Movement Control Order, the cordon sanitaire implemented […]

Malaysia does not recognise refugee status of Rohingyas

Malaysia does not recognise refugee status of Rohingyas

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government said it does not recognise the refugee status of any groups, including the Rohingyas, even if they are United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) card holders. Such groups were, instead, classified as illegal immigrants (PATI), Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin said. Malaysia is not party to the 1951 Refugee Convention or […]

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today shared its own experiences and knowledge in facing the COVID-19 pandemic with ASEAN member states during a Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video-teleconferencing. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia had put in place several key strategies to address critical health, economic and social issues brought about by the pandemic, […]

Malaysia to share findings on COVID-19 cure with ASEAN and plus three partners

Malaysia to share findings on COVID-19 cure with ASEAN and plus three partners

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will share its findings with experts and scientists from ASEAN and the Plus Three partners – China, Japan and South Korea – to jointly pursue efforts in search of a vaccine for COVID-19, said Prime Minister  Muhyiddin Yassin. In a Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video conference today, […]

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