Daily Archives: July 20, 2020

10 artists receive Finas Prihatin contribution

– Ten local artists received a contribution of cash, gifts and daily necessities under the Finas Prihatin programme from Communications and Multimedia Ministry Puspanita (PCKKMM) patron, Datin Norlin Shamsul Bahri, at the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) today.  

PM hints of hardship if lockdown reimposed due to surge in COVID-19

Worried about the return to double digits in new COVID-19 cases lately, Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin today hinted on the hardship the people and the country would have to endure if a lockdown is reimposed in the event of a

Parliament: Refugee status not easily given

    KUALA LUMPUR The government’s priority is safety and public order before a foreigner is accorded refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).   Deputy Home Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Mohamed Said said

Mohd Ali urges Melaka to focus on domestic tourism

MELAKA The state government needs to focus on domestic tourism to revitalise the state tourism sector which has been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.   Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Ali Rustam said this was because 69.6 per cent

Opposition MPs express dissatisfaction over new seating arrangement

KUALA LUMPUR The issue of the new seating arrangement of members of Parliament was raised in the Dewan Rakyat sitting today when several opposition lawmakers expressed their dissatisfaction with changes in the positions of the seats.   Describing the new

COVID-19: 21 new cases, no deaths reported today

KUALA LUMPUR Twenty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported in Malaysia today, bringing the cumulative figure of positive cases to 8,800, with 122 active cases with infectivity, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced.   He said of the 21

COVID-19: Indonesia records 1,693 new positive cases, 96 deaths in 24 hours

JAKARTA The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has risen to 88,214 cases, with another 1,693 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.   Indonesian government spokesman for COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, said that between noon yesterday and noon

Murals of country’s leaders defaced in Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM Utterly disgraceful acts. Vandals have defaced the murals of several national leaders which were painted on a wall of a shop building in Taman Cahaya Alam, Seksyen U12 here.   Irresponsible people have written offensive words in red

Vietnamese gang breaking into supermarkets, goldsmith shops busted

KEPALA BATAS Police have busted the ‘Tebuk Gang’ comprising Vietnam nationals involved in at least six cases of breaking into supermarkets and goldsmith shops in the Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) district, causing almost RM1 million in losses.   This followed

Selangor Sultan describes vandalism of murals as uncivilised

SHAH ALAM The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, described the act of vandalism on the giant murals depicting portraits of several national leaders at Taman Cahaya Alam Section U12 here today as an uncivilised act.   Sultan Sharafuddin,