Daily Archives: July 23, 2020

Customs seize smuggled cigarettes worth over RM2 million

KUALA LUMPUR, The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) have thwarted an attempt to smuggle in 20.4 million sticks of cigarettes worth RM2.24 million at the Labuan Port, Labuan early this month.   RMCD deputy director-general (Enforcement and Compliance), Datuk Johari

COVID-19 cases may increase drastically if R0 exceeds 1.6 – Health DG

Malaysia may see a surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases soon if the infectivity rate or R-naught (R0) exceeds 1.6.   Voicing his worry, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the current R0 had increased to

COVID-19: Complacency possible cause of case spike, new clusters – Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, Complacency, along with non-compliance of government directives and advice, may have led to the recent spike in daily new COVID-19 cases and the emergence of several new clusters.   Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of late,

COVID-19 screening to encourage domestic tourism

Tourism industry players should adapt themselves to the new normal in the effort to rehabilitate the tourism industry which was badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic apart from ensuring the safety and health of tourists.   Following this, the Malaysia

WWF-Malaysia calls for wildlife crime unit

KUALA LUMPUR There is an urgent need for the formalisation and establishment of a wildlife crime unit within the Royal Malaysia Police force, in order to effectively combat poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking.   WWF-Malaysia in a statement today said

Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak being continually upgraded – ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, The Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak is being continually upgraded especially in terms of technical capacity building, says the Ministry of Works.   The ministry said these initiatives would ensure the smooth implementation of the project, which

Retired female police officer loses RM45,300 in African scam

SEREMBAN, A retired female police officer lost RM45,300 after being duped by an African Scam syndicate since April 15.   Negeri Sembilan Commercial CID chief Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said in the incident, the 60-year-old victim was contacted by an

Melaka focuses on developing offshore economy post-COVID-19

MELAKA The Melaka government is focusing on development of the offshore economy through the Melaka Waterfront Economic Zone (M-WEZ) initiative to revive the state economy post-COVID-19, the State Legislative Assembly was told today.   Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali

Mahathir, Mukhriz, three others challenge appointments of Azhar, Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz, who is former Menteri Besar of Kedah, and three others, today filed a legal action to challenge the legitimacy of the appointments of Datuk Azhar Azizan

STA takes proactive steps to lure domestic travellers to Sabah

SEMPORNA The Sabah Tourist Association (STA) in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia has taken proactive steps in promoting domestic tourism after travel restrictions within the country were lifted during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).   STA Chairman Tonny Chew said