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In Malaysia, Cheng, Azizah connect through Chinese calligraphy

In Malaysia, Cheng, Azizah connect through Chinese calligraphy

  KULAI: Chinese New Year is a busy period for Chinese calligrapher, Cheng Ho Chung, 83, because there will be numerous orders for couplets and such with wishes for success, health and wealth. But this time he has Azizah Mokhsan, 38, to help him fulfil the hundreds of orders. Cheng said he became friends with […]

Malaysia: Judiciary will continue to uphold law, justice throughout emergency, PM says

Malaysia: Judiciary will continue to uphold law, justice throughout emergency, PM says

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has given its assurance that the judiciary will continue to function to uphold the law and justice throughout the emergency period. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the Perikatan Nasional government will continue to defend the independence of the judiciary and would never interfere in matters of the courts. “The judiciary will […]

Budget vote in Malaysian parliament goes ahead despite presence of quarantined MPs in full PPE

Budget vote in Malaysian parliament goes ahead despite presence of quarantined MPs in full PPE

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s parliament waded into controversy after three MPs currently undergoing home quarantine were allowed into the parliament to participate in a vote on the budget for the Federal Territories Ministry. The three MPs, reportedly Health Minister Adham Baba and M. Saravanan from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition and P. Prabakaran from the opposition […]

Malaysia: Noraseela first woman president at Malaysian Olympians Association

Malaysia: Noraseela first woman president at Malaysian Olympians Association

KUALA LUMPUR: Former national hurdler Noraseela Mohd Khalid has become the first woman to helm the Malaysian Olympians Association (MOA). The association, in a statement today, announced the historic news, saying that Noraseela was appointed alongside seven others as MOA’s 2020-2022 term office-bearers without voting as their nominations were not challenged, national news agency Bernama […]

International chefs to share Malaysia Queen’s recipes with the world

International chefs to share Malaysia Queen’s recipes with the world

  KUALA LUMPUR: Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC) will collaborate to cook dishes from the cookbooks published by Malaysia’s Queen, Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, throughout December. MOMC’s online cooking demonstrations will be broadcast live and feature some of the top Malaysian cuisine experts around the world who first came together during the Covid-19 lockdown to […]

Malaysian PM: Celebrate Deepavali joyously, but adhere to COVID-19 rules

Malaysian PM: Celebrate Deepavali joyously, but adhere to COVID-19 rules

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has wished Hindus in the country a very Happy Deepavali, but stressed that while celebrating the occasion joyously, they should comply with the stipulated standard operating procedure (SOP) since the struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing. Muhyiddin said Malaysians should respect and appreciate the diversity that exists […]

Budget unity emergency contemplated in Malaysia

Budget unity emergency contemplated in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are holding their breath as they wait for more developments to unfold in the coming hours regarding the situation in the country amid reports that the state of emergency would be declared. Official news agency Bernama said that was received by Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and that the car was seen […]

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 […]

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