Daily Archives: May 24, 2020

CMCO: Penang govt wishes for full SOP compliance for Aidilfitri

  GEORGE TOWN The Penang state government wishes for full cooperation and compliance from the people on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in celebrating Hari Raya today.   State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep

“PPE suit is my Raya outfit” – MOH frontliners

  PUTRAJAYA As Muslims celebrate Aidilfitri today wearing their best and colourful clothes, the Health Ministry’s frontliners have to endure what they term as their ‘mobile sauna’ by donning the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit while on duty.   Medical

‘Homely’ celebrations as Muslims nationwide usher in Aidilfitri in new normal

KUALA LUMPUR Muslims in the country today celebrated Aidilfitri in the so-called new normal to thwart the COVID-19 infection, without the usual congregational prayers in mosques, open house and visits to relatives and grave sites.   Unlike previous years, celebrations

Gua Musang Batek tribe celebrates Aidilfitri with lemang, ikan kelah

  GUA MUSANG Lemang, a traditional Hari Raya celebration dish, is usually paired with beef or chicken rendang while in Kelantan, it usually is eaten with a sweet side dish called ‘nise’.   However, the Orang Asli from the Batek

For some, praying at home a rewarding experience

SHAH ALAM The directive prohibiting Muslims from performing Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers at mosques and surau in Selangor saw many doing it instead in the comfort of their own homes.   They performed the prayers with family members based on

Five in family die in Membakut fire

  KOTA KINABALU Five members of a family were killed and two others injured in a fire that razed their house in Kampung Binsuluk, Membakut, about 80 km from here, today.   Sabah Fire and Rescue Department director Kamarulzaman Malik

Aidilfitri: The new normal instills good values – Saifuddin

KUALA LUMPUR The new normal has taught Malaysians to practise good values and that respecting each other has great importance in everyday life, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.   In a Hari Raya Aidilfitri video greeting posted

More than 1,000 vehicles ordered to turn back yesterday – Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR Even though the number is lower, another 1,158 vehicles were directed to make u-turn yesterday for attempting to travel between states in violation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to celebrate Aidilfitri in their home villages.  

360 homeless folk in city to undergo training for work

KUALA LUMPUR About 360 homeless people around the city who were rescued during the Movement Control Order (MCO) will undergo training and motivation courses before starting work after Aidilfitri.   Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said a total

‘Second family’ helps UTM students get over Raya blues

  JOHOR BAHRU For both foreign and local students in Malaysia, celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri away from home can prove to be a big challenge especially if it’s their first time.   However, the presence of a ‘second family’ who