Tag: Malaysia

French-Irish teen’s death ‘misadventure’: Malaysian coroner

by Patrick Lee A French-Irish teenager with learning difficulties died by "misadventure" after disappearing in the Malaysian jungle on a family holiday and there was no sign she was murdered or sexually assaulted, a coroner ruled Monday. The body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered unclothed...

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

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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...

AstraZeneca says Malaysia getting 6.4m Covid-19 vaccine shots at cost

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 23 -- AstraZeneca will supply 6.4 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia next year without profit, according to the pharmaceutical firm's country president. AstraZeneca Malaysia's Dr Sanjeev Panchal also said the delivery of the AZD1222 vaccine would be in the...

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

by Martin Abbugao Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand. The city-state is on course for its worst ever recession this year but...

After spike in Covid-19 clusters, govt issues new SOPs for temporary dorms to house workers at construction sites

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 15 -- The Housing and Local Government Ministry has come up with new standard operating procedure (SOP) for construction firms applying to build temporary housing for its workers on site. Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the SOP is to clarify the provisions under...

Christmas gift guide: Five Malaysian brands selling ethically conscious gifts for under RM100

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PETALING JAYA, Dec. 15 -- 'Tis the season of giving so why not amp up the joy of the holidays and turn it into a chance to give back to the community? These Malaysian brands and social enterprises are selling unique gifts under RM100 for...

Kit Siang warns Malaysia’s total Covid-19 cases might outstrip China soon

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 14 -- DAP's Lim Kit Siang has urged Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Rais Yatim to set up a select committee on Covid-19 in the event the Dewan Rakyat fails to do so. He said the committee should be under the chairmanship...

State PKR Youth chiefs say let party decide after leaked WhatsApp messages critical of Anwar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 13 -- All 14 state PKR Youth leaders tonight implored their peers to resolve their party differences through internal channels instead of airing their grievances publicly. They pleaded with their party colleagues not to let their agitation show, cautioning that disharmony could...

‘Profits over people’: Virus overruns Malaysian glove factories

by Sam Reeves, with Sam Jahan in Dhaka Bangladeshi migrant worker Sheikh Kibria recalls with horror the filthy, overcrowded dormitory where he was housed by the world's biggest rubber glove manufacturer when a coronavirus outbreak erupted and infected thousands. Malaysia's Top Glove saw profits soar, and...

Making Singapore a land of farmers

Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 13 -- Singapore is known for its ambition. This tiny nation (just 700 square kilometres in area, 400 times smaller than Malaysia) is now one of the most competitive economies on Earth. And yet even by its own standards, it has set a...
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