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 2021-06-14 11:46 

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Perak distributes 20,000 low-quality phones to prevent students from playing games...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — The Perak government is distributing 20,000 phones to students from B40 families under its Tuisyen Cikgu Saarani (TCS) programme. As reported by Harian Metro, the Chairman of Education, Higher Learning and Human......

 2021-06-14 11:39 

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Ringgit ends flat against US dollar on mixed sentiments...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — The ringgit closed flat against the US dollar today on mixed market sentiments amid better oil prices and ahead of a key US Federal Reserve meeting later this week. At 6pm, the local unit remained at 4.1130/1150 against the.....

 2021-06-14 11:27 

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Statistics Dept: Malaysia's increased investment may convince investors to stay, creating employment...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Malaysia's increased investments in the first quarter of this year may convince investors to stay, thus, opening up employment opportunities, especially for fresh graduates, the Department of Statistic Malaysia (DOSM)......

 2021-06-14 11:26 

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Not content with apology, Kadazandusun politician demands action against Sabah lawyer in Native Court...

KOTA KINABALU, June 14 — Lawyer Marcel Jude Joseph's apology following his remarks about the Unduk Ngadau beauty pageant has not assuaged the Kadazandusun community here which holds a deep regard for the cultural event. Tan Sri Joseph Pairin......

 2021-06-14 11:05 

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MCO 3.0: Drug activities at wild parties a trend in Kuching and Padawan, say police...

KUCHING, June 14 — Organising drug parties has become a trend in the Kuching and Padawan districts during the implementation of movement control order 3.0, said Sarawak Police commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail, today. He said following the operating......

 2021-06-14 10:51 

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Sarawak agency says sorry, blames 'unavoidable' tech problem for blackout at Petra Jaya stadium during Covid-19 vaccination...

KUCHING, June 14 — An abrupt power cut earlier today at the Sarawak Indoor Stadium in Petra Jaya here which is being used as a Covid-19 Vaccine Administration Centre (PPV) was due to an "unavoidable"; technical problem, the Sarawak Disaster.....

 2021-06-14 10:51 

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Malaysians discover online they were registered to volunteer corps Rela without consent...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Some Malaysians have discovered today that they were registered into the People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) without their knowledge, after a link to check one's membership went viral online. Commenting on queries by......

 2021-06-14 10:35 

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Eriksen in 'good spirits', remains under observation, says agent...

ROME, June 14 — The agent of Christian Eriksen says the Danish player is in "good spirits" but anxious to find out the cause of his cardiac arrest during his country's opening Euro 2020 game in Copenhagen. "We spoke this morning (Sun...

 2021-06-14 10:27 

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Health minister: Covid-19 cases in categories 4, 5 on the rise...

PUTRAJAYA, June 14 — The number of Covid-19 patients in categories 4 and 5 is showing an increasing trend when 30,287 cases were recorded in May compared to 6,751 cases in April, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said. He said the number......

 2021-06-14 10:27 

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AirAsia's Teleport to ramp up delivery, digital cargo capabilities...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — AirAsia Digital's logistics arm, Teleport is ramping up its delivery and digital cargo capabilities in line with the significant e-commerce growth, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its growth would be accelerated with the...

 2021-06-14 10:27 

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In Sandakan, police looking for Covid-19 patient who ran away from hospital...

KINABATANGAN, June 14 — Police and health personnel here are looking for a man who is positive for Covid-19 and believed to have bolted while in the process of receiving treatment at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan. Kinabatangan district......

 2021-06-14 10:20 

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Sarawak DCM says no plans to introduce walk-in Covid-19 jabs in urban areas...

SIMANGGANG, June 14 — The Sarawak government does not plan to enable walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations in its urban areas, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah said today. He added that doing so would invite a mad scramble for vaccinations. "In...

 2021-06-14 10:18 

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Bursa Malaysia closes off intraday high, CI up 7.30 pts...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Bursa Malaysia closed off its intraday high but remained firmly in the positive territory today, supported by persistent buying in selected healthcare and financial services counters and in line with the better performance......

 2021-06-14 10:15 

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Khairy: Private medical practitioners to administer 145,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine daily from July...

PUTRAJAYA, June 14 — Private medical practitioners involved in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme are expected to be able to administer 145,000 Covid-19 vaccine shots a day starting July, said programme coordinating minister Khairy......

 2021-06-14 10:05 

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EDF says informed of build-up of inert gases at Chinese nuclear facility...

SINGAPORE, June 14 — French power group EDF said today it had been informed of a build-up of inert gases at its nuclear power station in China, and had called for a meeting with its Chinese partner to review data on the plant. CNN reported today......

 2021-06-14 09:57 

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Covid-19: Two quarantine centres in Kelantan stop taking patients due to declining trend, says its director...

KOTA BARU, June 14 — The Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Salor and Kampung Laut have stopped taking new patients from today as the Covid-19 outbreak in the state has shown a declining trend for the past few weeks, said its PKRC......

 2021-06-14 09:56 

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Toshiba's chairman says wants to stay on, says new directors needed...

TOKYO, June 14 — Toshiba Corp's chairman of the board today pushed back against investor calls to resign, saying he wanted to help right the crisis-hit Japanese conglomerate and would bring in new directors. Toshiba has come under fierce......

 2021-06-14 09:56 

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Sarawak Perikatan slams 'fake' poster of state election candidates...

KUCHING, June 14 — Perikatan Nasional (PN) Sarawak said a poster purportedly featuring its candidates for the coming state election is fake. In its Facebook page, PN Sarawak said the poster did not come from their leadership and slammed those who......

 2021-06-14 09:55 

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Maliki Osman: Close to a third of eligible Singapore students have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine...

SINGAPORE, June 14 — Close to a third of eligible students, or 101,000 of them, have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, two weeks after Singapore kicked off its vaccination exercise for this group. In all, about 300,000, or about 87......

 2021-06-14 09:43 

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Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch...

LAGOS, June 14 — Lagos-based entrepreneur Ogechi Egemonu was selling more than 500,000 naira (US$1,219) worth of watches, shoes and handbags on Twitter per week. Now, with the site suspended by the Nigerian government, Egemonu does not know how......

 2021-06-14 09:36 

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In Sarawak, 413 receive Covid-19 jabs at first mobile vaccination programme in Tatau...

TATAU, June 14 — A total of 413 individuals received their first dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine under a mobile outreach vaccination programme at Dewan Masyarakat Punan, Rumah Ado, Lubok Kubong, Kakus in Tatau last Saturday. This first mobile.....

 2021-06-14 09:27 

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Khairy says 'manual error' behind botched weekend Covid-19 vaccination appointments...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Science, Technology and Innovation minister Khairy Jamaluddin today cited "manual error: behind problematic Covid-19 vaccination appointments, which saw several turning up at vaccination centres (PPVs) on weekends, only.....

 2021-06-14 09:22 

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Acceleration of Covid-19 immunisation programme in Sarawak among issues discussed during GPS leaders' virtual audience with Agong...

KUCHING, June 14 — The Sarawak government will accelerate the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme and complete it by August to achieve herd immunity. This is one of the three points brought up by Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg during.....

 2021-06-14 09:18 

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Putin expects 'constructive' cooperation with new Israeli PM...

MOSCOW, June 14 — Russian President Vladimir Putin today congratulated the new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and expressed hope for "constructive4; cooperation after an alliance of parties ousted Benjamin Netanyahu. "I expect tha...

 2021-06-14 09:18 

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German health minister floats lifting of mask rules...

BERLIN, June 14 — Germany could soon begin easing rules on mask-wearing as the country enjoys a sharp drop in Covid-19 infections, Health Minister Jens Spahn said today. "With falling incidence rates, we could proceed in stages. The first stage....

 2021-06-14 09:14 

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French nuclear firm seeks to fix 'performance issue' at China plant...

BEIJING, June 14 — A French nuclear firm said today it was working to resolve a "performance issue" at a plant it part-owns in China's southern Guangdong province following a US media report of a potential leak there. CNN reported earlie...

 2021-06-14 09:13 

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Rep fears spread of Covid-19 among Penans after woman dies in Telang Usan...

MIRI, June 14 — Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau has confirmed that the 54-year-old woman who died of Covid-19 in Miri as reported yesterday was a Penan woman from one of the 88 villages in his constituency. According to him, the woman was......

 2021-06-14 09:04 

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First batch of Kangtai developed Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia for clinical trial...

KUCHING, June 14 — The first batch of inactivated Covid-19 vaccine which was developed by the Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co Ltd (SZKT) has arrived in Malaysia to be used for Phase 3 clinical trial carried out by a private company.......

 2021-06-14 08:55 

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S.Korea eases Covid-19 restrictions on concerts, sports games...

SEOUL, June 14 — South Korea began easing restrictions on large concerts and sports events today after announcing last week it would loosen a series of coronavirus curbs as the country pushes ahead with its vaccination drive. Up to 4,000 people......

 2021-06-14 08:52 

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Russia reports 13,721 daily Covid-19 cases, 371 deaths...

MOSCOW, June 14 —Russia reported 13,721 new coronavirus cases, including 6,590 in the capital, today, after the number of daily infections rose sharply last week and Moscow declared a four-day public holiday to reduce the spread of the virus. The......

 2021-06-14 08:48 

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Pekat IPO draws record-high demand from retail investors...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Pekat Group Bhd (Pekat), a solar photovoltaic (PV) and earthing and lightning protection (ELP) specialist, has set a record for initial public offering (IPO) demand from retail investors during its nine days public......

 2021-06-14 08:48 

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No breakthroughs expected from first Biden-Erdogan meeting...

BRUSSELS, June 14 — US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles during face-to-face talks today but there is little hope they will resolve a bitter dispute that divides......

 2021-06-14 08:43 

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Ranhill Utilities to hold EGM on June 28...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Ranhill Utilities Bhd will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) virtually on June 28, 2021 to consider and approve the company's proposed acquisition of stakes in two companies. Ranhill has proposed to acquire a......

 2021-06-14 08:41 

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'American Idol' star David Archuleta says he is part of LGBTQIA+ community in heartfelt Instagram post...

PETALING JAYA, June 14 — Singer David Archuleta has come out saying he is part of the LGBTQIA+ community. The acronym refers to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or other non-heterosexual and......

 2021-06-14 08:39 

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Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 project: Dhaya Maju LTAT withdraws suit against govt, transport minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Dhaya Maju LTAT Sdn Bhd today withdrew its suit against the government and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong over a contract on the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) project. This was disclosed by senior.....

 2021-06-14 08:39 

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Serba Dinamik board approves appointment of E&Y as independent reviewer...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd's board of directors has agreed in principle to appoint Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (E&Y) as the independent reviewer to assess the veracity and accuracy of the issues......

 2021-06-14 08:36 

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Covid-19: 19 locally transmitted infections, including two unlinked and one dorm resident, among 25 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore...

SINGAPORE, June 14 — Singapore reported 19 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases today, 18 in the community and one in a migrant worker dormitory. Two of the locally transmitted cases have not been traced to any previously reported infections,......

 2021-06-14 08:30 

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Blackout at Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre shows lack of planning, says Bandar Kuching MP (VIDEO)...

KUCHING, June 14 — The authorities must put in place contingency plans at Covid-19 vaccination centres to deal with eventualities such as a power outage, said Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii. He said the blackout at the centre at Stadium Perpaduan.....

 2021-06-14 08:30 

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Citi Malaysia to continue targeted aid for Covid-19-affected customers...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Citi Malaysia will continue to offer customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic repayment options that best suit their financial needs. This is in line with the Targeted Repayment Assistance (TRA) announced recently by the.....

 2021-06-14 08:19 

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AirAsia to expand Super App offerings in Penang...

GEORGE TOWN, June 14 — AirAsia Bhd, which is transforming its business from a digital airline to a comprehensive lifestyle platform, is planning to expand its various offerings such as food delivery and e-hailing services in Penang. AirAsia Super......

 2021-06-14 08:14 

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Health minister: Only 2.4 reports of adverse effects for every 1,000 Covid-19 jabs in Malaysia as of June 12...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said that only 2.4 reports of adverse effects were received for every 1,000 Covid-19 vaccinations, out of which a mere 0.09 were serious cases in need of hospital admission. During......

 2021-06-14 08:13 

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Bursa Malaysia stays in positive territory at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Bursa Malaysia remained in the positive territory at mid-afternoon today, supported by persistent buying in selected heavyweights, and in line with the uptrend on the regional markets, dealers said. At 3pm, the benchmark......

 2021-06-14 08:05 

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Khairy: Media practitioners covering Tokyo Olympics get Covid-19 vaccine jabs today...

PUTRAJAYA, June 14 — Media practitioners covering the upcoming Tokyo Olympics received their vaccine injections starting today, said coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (CIP), Khairy Jamaluddin. He said the 38......

 2021-06-14 08:05 

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Six new inclusions, four deletions from FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Bursa Malaysia Bhd has announced six new additions and four deletions from the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index constituents, bringing the total number of constituents to 76 (+217 per cent) for the latest review......

 2021-06-14 07:47 

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Covid-19: Singapore tightens border restrictions for travellers from Fiji, relaxes measures for those from Israel...

SINGAPORE, June 14 — Singapore on Monday (June 14) tightened border measures for travellers from Fiji while relaxing restrictions for those from Israel, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in both countries. All travellers entering......

 2021-06-14 07:40 

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Why Covid-19 isn't the only deadly cough pregnant mums in Malaysia should be concerned about...

PETALING JAYA, June 14 — Covid-19 isn't the only deadly cough that pregnant mothers have to worry about during this pandemic. Local cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have risen sharply from just eight in 2005 to a whopping......

 2021-06-14 07:36 

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In Kuching, blackout interrupts Covid-19 vaccination at Sarawak Indoor Stadium...

KUCHING, June 14 — The Covid-19 Vaccine Administrations Centre (PPV) at Sarawak Indoor Stadium in Petra Jaya is experiencing a blackout, which has interrupted the immunisation process. Such power supply interruption was announced by the Sarawak......

 2021-06-14 07:12 

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Health minister: In Epidemiology Week 23, 107 out of 153 new Covid-19 clusters from workplaces...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — The Ministry of Health's (MoH) record for Epidemiology Week 23 showed that 107 out of 153 new Covid-19 clusters were from workplaces, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said today. An epidemiological week, commonly....

 2021-06-14 07:06 

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Bangkok hospitals postpone Covid-19 shots, citing vaccine shortages...

BANGKOK, June 14 — Thailand's recently launched coronavirus vaccination campaign was hit by confusion in the capital on Monday after at least 20 hospitals in Bangkok postponed Covid-19 inoculation appointments set for this week, citing delays in...

 2021-06-14 07:05 

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Indonesia police investigate death of politician who opposed remote gold mine...

JAKARTA, June 14 — Indonesian police are looking into the death of a politician from Sulawesi island who opposed a gold mine project there, after environmental groups and the human rights commission called for an investigation. Helmud Hontong, 58,.....

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