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Texas company sparks cultural appropriation row by selling ‘modern’ mahjong sets for RM1,700

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PETALING JAYA, Jan. 6 -- A Texas-based company named The Mahjong Line has sparked a cultural appropriation row on social media with their "modern" mahjong sets. Photos of the brand's products, consisting of mahjong tiles with redesigned symbols including geometric shapes, flora and fauna, and...

An enormous vagina sculpture in northeast Brazil is intended to inspire intercourse

An enormous bright-red vagina sculpture on a mountain in northeast Brazil is intended to inspire intercourse -- not the sexual kind but rather a dialogue on gender issues, particularly poignant under the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Artist Juliana Notari created the 33-meter (108-foot)...

Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace

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by Anna MALPAS with AFP bureaus Britain on Monday began rolling out the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a possible game-changer in fighting the disease worldwide, while China raced to inoculate millions with a homegrown prophylactic. Britain started the new drive with 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,...

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

by Ben Sheppard The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The US has floundered in its efforts to quell the virus, which...

Crowds throng Wuhan, where pandemic began, to celebrate New Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dwtsoOjh-E Thousands of New Year revellers packed into the centre of Wuhan, the Chinese city where Covid-19 was first detected, cheering and releasing balloons to welcome in 2021. Police erected fences to try to prevent congestion around the city's Customs House clock tower, but the measure...

Criticises over temple demolition, Kedah MB tells MIC and DAP critics not to be drunk on ‘toddy’ of popularity

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 5 -- Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has hit out at MIC and DAP critics by referring to the controversy over the recent demolition of a Hindu temple in the state as "a little trouble". He told them to work...

Patriot: Bringing back National Service would be a waste of taxpayers’ money

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 29 -- Veterans' group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has slammed the government's purported plans to reestablish the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) as a colossal waste of taxpayers' money, especially as the Covid-19 crisis continues to rage on. Patriot president Brigadier General...

After Budget vote debacle, sources say Anwar asked for a week to prove majority support and will quit as Pakatan’s chief if he cannot

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 28 -- Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is said to have pleaded with his Pakatan Harapan (PH) allies to give him "one more week" to prove he commands the majority in Dewan Rakyat, after failing to challenge Budget 2021 this...

Dr Siti Mariah urges Amanah members to stop attacking Anwar, saying focus should be on Muhyiddin

Amanah Vice President Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud says party members should stop attacking component partners in Pakatan Harapan (PH) and focus their attention on PM Muhyiddin Yassin instead. She says the PM is clearly the enemy number one of the PH, not Anwar Ibrahim, who...

Rise in Covid-19 cases leaves health experts divided on CMCO’s efficacy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 23 -- The persistent spike in daily Covid-19 cases in the last two months has prompted health analysts to question if the renewal of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has been effective in reining in the pandemic. Despite the consensus that...
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