Daily Archives: February 2, 2020

238 Indonesians quarantined after arriving from Wuhan

JAKARTA, Indonesia today evacuated 238 of its citizens from Hubei, China, and placed them under quarantine for 14 days at the Natuna Island.The Batik Air commercial aircraft carrying them from Wuhan landed at the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam Island, about...

Saifuddin to attend OIC emergency meeting on ‘Deal of the Century’

KUALA LUMPUR, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, tomorrow, to discuss the proposed peace deal for Israel and Palestine announced by the Un...

Coronavirus: China fatalities continue to rise

KUALA LUMPUR, The total number of deaths in China from the novel coronavirus has increased to over 300 after 45 new deaths were reported in Hubei Province, the epicentre of the outbreak, Saturday.The Chinese Embassy in Malaysia in its Facebook

Coronavirus: govt mulls stimulus package, to focus on people’s well-being

KUALA LUMPUR, In efforts to mitigate the impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in 24 countries including Malaysia, the government is considering to inject an economic stimulus package and also to prioritise the safety and well-being of the people.Econom...

Toll reduction: don’t be misled by opposition – Lim

GEORGE TOWN, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today wanted the people to evaluate for themselves the benefit they will receive from the 18 per cent toll reduction and not to be misled by calculations made by the opposition.He said

E-wallet: personal data security top priority

SEREMBAN, With the introduction of e-wallet gaining popularity among adults, one of the most important issues that users are constantly concerned about is the security and confidentiality of personal data.Senior Lecturer of Records Management Studies, ...

Thailand to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan on Tuesday

BANGKOK, Thailand is set to evacuate its citizens stranded in Wuhan, the epicentre of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, on Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Chanvirakul said eight medical officers includin...

Toll reduction good news for Johor folks

KULAI, The 18 per cent toll reduction for all PLUS Malaysia Bhd highways beginning yesterday is good news for Johor folks, especially those working in Singapore, the state government said.Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal said the state gove...

I want to avoid confrontation, explains Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR, Bersatu Youth Chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said he had backed off and escaped by jumping over the fence before going onto jalan tikus (small path) to avoid confrontation with the uninvited group, following the advice of

Penang’s Gurney Wharf expected to be completed by August 2022

GEORGE TOWN, The Penang government expects the Gurney Wharf project to be completed by August 2022.Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government would sign the agreement to appoint the consultant for the Gurney Wharf project at some point