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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

Malaysian villagers were evacuated in an excavator while others swam through deep waters Wednesday as the number forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.  Flooding hits the country's east coast during the rainy season annually and...

Report: Malaysia to begin Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Feb, one million to receive Pfizer jab, says health minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 3 -- Up to one million frontliners and high-risk population groups in Malaysia will be vaccinated against Covid-19 next month, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. The New Sunday Times reported him as saying that this will be the first...

In Johor, Orang Asli run for the woods over fears of Covid-19 in village

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 11 -- A group of Orang Asli from Johor have fled into the surrounding forests for fear of Covid-19 after a religious teacher in their village was suspected of being infected. Berita Harian reported that authorities had started searching for the 15...

MB: Johor poised to be regional hub for drones, robotics with dedicated zone in Iskandar Malaysia

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Dec. 8 -- Johor may become a major player in the regional drone and robotics industry with a dedicated zone that could attract investments worth RM350 million and create over 1,000 job opportunities by 2025, said Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad. He said...

Perak incident not a warning from Umno to PM Muhyiddin, analysts

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- Umno's efforts on Friday to effectively depose the Perak mentri besar from ally Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia may not be a warning shot towards him, political observers have said. Political analyst Prof Azmi Hassan...

After crossing deadline to prove majority, sources say Anwar still has Pakatan’s support until next week

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 5 -- Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim still has support from Pakatan Harapan (PH) as the Opposition Leader until next week, several sources told Malay Mail despite previously promising to step down if he cannot prove he commands the majority of Dewan...

JB businesses hoping for a better tomorrow once Singaporeans can cross over again

JOHOR BARU, Nov. 24 -- It is no exaggeration to say most of the businesses here relied on customers from across the Causeway. Since the Malaysia-Singapore border closed in March this year, businesses in what is popularly known as the JB city centre have suffered. Before...

Singapore-based factory worker returns home to Perak for Deepavali dressed in Mickey Mouse costume (VIDEO)

IPOH, Nov. 23 -- The last time Singapore-based factory worker R. Tanabalan saw his family in Sungai Siput was in March before the borders were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With Deepavali, Tanabalan felt it was a good time to surprise them by coming...

Analysts: Budget 2021 with added bonus of putting Perikatan in good light

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 7 -- While Budget 2021 is a necessary rescue package that will soften the impact Covid-19 has had on the country's economy, it will also give Perikatan Nasional (PN) a political boost among voters, analysts have suggested. The Budget, which was tabled...

Popular preacher Ebit Lew flies in 10 tonne of basic food items to aid Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 6 -- Popular preacher Ustaz Ebit Lew is sending in another cargo of supplies and this time to aid the Sabahan people. The 10-tonne cargo consisting of basic food items were flown in from Senai Airport in Johor Baru via cargo airline,...