Daily Archives: May 9, 2020

COVID-19: 753 new cases in Singapore, tally surpasses 22,000 mark

  SINGAPORE Singapore, which yesterday reported 328 more cases of recovery from COVID-19, today confirmed 753 new positive cases, bringing the infection tally to 22,460.   Its Ministry of Health (MOH) said the preliminary data as at noon today showed

UTeM, KUIM sent home 181 students last night

MELAKA Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka (KUIM) sent home 181 students from various institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to Perak, last night.   UTeM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Raha Abdul Rahim said the university had

MASwings aircraft skids on landing, no one hurt

  SIBU A MASwings aircraft Twin Otter (DHC6) was reported to have skidded off the runway during a landing roll at Long Seridan Airport in Miri division today.   MASwings, in a statement here, confirmed the incident occurred at about

Three premises ordered shut after detection of COVID-19 – Ismail Sabri

PUTRAJAYA Three premises have been temporarily ordered shut since the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) came into force after some workers there were found to have contracted COVID-19.   Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the

Sarawak allows economic sectors to reopen from May 12 – Uggah

KUCHING The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) has decided to allow almost all economic sectors across the state to resume operations from May 12, said its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today.   Uggah, who is also Deputy Chief

Lorry driver held for verbally abusing traffic cop

  KANGAR A lorry driver was arrested for hurling abusive words at a traffic policeman after being booked for beating the red light at the Jalan Kangar-Padang Besar junction near Kampung Salang yesterday.   Kangar District Police chief Supt Wari

ESSCom Chief: Intelligence sharing helps tackle kidnap threats

TAWAU The Malaysia-Philippines’ co-operation contributes in efforts to tackle cross-border crime threats such as the kidnap for ransom (KFR) by the Abu Sayyaf Group and its network from southern Philippines on the east coast waters of Sabah, Malaysia.   Eastern

10,500 boxes of Raya-Gawai cake for Sarawak frontliners

  KUCHING The Sarawak government will be distributing 10,500 boxes of cakes under the “Sumbangsih Raya-Gawai” programme to frontliners of 23 agencies involved in containing the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state.   State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family

SEDCO distributes 550 food packs to frontline workers, orphanage

  KOTA KINABALU The Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) today distributed 550 food packs to frontline personnel and an orphanage in the district.   SEDCO deputy general manager Azrul Ahmad said 350 food packs for breaking fast were handed over

Fire Dept mounts mercy flight for critically ill Orang Asli woman

GUA MUSANG The Fire and Rescue Department’s (JBPM) Air Unit mounted a mercy flight to send a critically ill Orang Asli woman, who is suffering from breast cancer to receive treatment at the Gua Musang Hospital here today.   It’s