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 2021-07-31 12:13 

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Asean hopes to finalise appointment of special envoy to Myanmar next week...

BANGKOK, July 31 — The appointment of a special envoy to Myanmar is expected to be concluded during the Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting next week. Director-general of Department of Asean Affairs at Thailand's Foreign Ministry Usana Beranand...

 2021-07-31 12:00 

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Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force: Two vaccination centres in Labuan to close beginning Monday...

LABUAN, July 31 — Two vaccination centres (PPVs) here, at Dewan Foo Chow in Kg Sg Keling and Dewan Taman Perumahan Mutiara Blok L, will be closed beginning Monday (August 2). Labuan Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) chairman Rithuan Ismail......

 2021-07-31 11:54 

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SDMC: Two more Covid-19 community clusters detected in Sarawak...

KUCHING, July 31 — Two more new Covid-19 clusters were detected in Sarawak involving Beluru and Kuching, bringing the total number of active clusters in the state to 84. In a statement today, the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) said the.....

 2021-07-31 11:44 

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DPM says worried over #Lawan participant's safety, claims Covid-19 cases may spread...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today expressed his concern that the 'Keluar dan #Lawan' rally at Dataran Merdeka could cause further spread of the Covid-19 infection. "I am worried......

 2021-07-31 11:31 

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Shift focus back to Covid-19 pandemic, say Perikatan coalition's information chiefs...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Focus should be shifted back to efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the health of the people, apart from rebuilding the country's economy through the implementation of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).......

 2021-07-31 11:24 

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Hishammuddin: EMCO in seven localities in Sabah, two in Pahang...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Seven localities in Sabah and two in Pahang will come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Monday (August 2), said Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said in......

 2021-07-31 11:13 

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#Lawan organiser says five activists called in for questioning, disappointed Dataran Merdeka closed...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Over 2,000 youths were estimated to have gathered for the #Lawan rally heading to Dataran Merdeka earlier today, its organiser Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) claimed today. It estimated that with the social distancing......

 2021-07-31 11:07 

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Djokovic 'not sure' about US Open fitness after Olympics nightmare...

TOKYO, July 31 — World number one Novak Djokovic said he was "not sure" about his fitness for the US Open after pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles bronze medal match with a shoulder injury today. The 34-year-old Serb could becom...

 2021-07-31 11:05 

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Perak MB: State govt spent over RM68.1m on Covid-related matters...

LENGGONG, July 31 — The Perak state government had until July, spent over RM68.1 million for necessities and matters related to Covid-19, said Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad. He said RM46,197,739 went to the distribution of food boxes,......

 2021-07-31 10:54 

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Home minister accuses #Lawan activists of trying to split public, create uneasiness...

LARUT, July 31 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has hit out at parties who are willing to hold mass gathering and violate the standard operating procedure (SOP) when the country is facing the spread of the Delta variant Covid-19 outbreak.....

 2021-07-31 10:54 

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UK urges pregnant women to get vaccinated given variant risks...

LONDON, July 31 — British health authorities have urged more pregnant women to get coronavirus jabs after a national study found the Delta variant appeared to increase their risk of severe symptoms. England's top midwife yesterday urged pregnant...

 2021-07-31 10:43 

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Golfer Gavin in bottom three despite better display...

TOKYO, July 31 — National golfer Gavin Green carded a one-under 70 in the third round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Kasumigaseki Country Club here today but it still could not prevent him from occupying the bottom three spots. The 27-year-old,.....

 2021-07-31 10:43 

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Marine police foils attempt to smuggle 886 white-rumped shama, magpies in Johor...

BATU PAHAT, July 31 — Marine police here foiled an attempt to smuggle 886 white-rumped shama (burung murai batu) and magpies (murai kampung) worth about RM110,300 into a neighbouring country using a van in Kampung Baharu, Senggarang here......

 2021-07-31 10:34 

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Sirim to collaborate with three local institutions developing Covid-19 vaccine...

SHAH ALAM, July 31 — Sirim Bhd will work with the Institute of Medical Research (IMR), Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Veterinary Research Institute in Ipoh in the initial stages of developing the Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia, says Sirim group......

 2021-07-31 10:19 

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Azreen Nabila can go faster...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Young sprinter Azreen Nabila Alias can be proud of her achievements at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, especially after recording two sub-12 seconds (s) timings, including a personal best of 11.77s, in the women's 100-metre (m)....

 2021-07-31 10:15 

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Pigossi and Stefani claim Brazil's first Olympic tennis medal...

TOKYO, July 31 — Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani won Brazil's first ever Olympic medal in tennis on Saturday with a hard-fought victory over Russians Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina in the women's doubles bronze-medal match. The pair....

 2021-07-31 10:10 

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PM says contributions of Armed Forces and police personnel invaluable in fight against Covid-19 on Warriors' Day...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) personnel, especially those on the front lines, have made invaluable contributions in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The.....

 2021-07-31 09:59 

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Monday's Parliament sitting postponed following PM's instruction...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The final date of the special parliamentary sitting slated on Monday will be postponed to a later date following the instruction of the prime minister, MPs have confirmed. The MPs today received a copy of an email from the......

 2021-07-31 09:50 

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Bangladeshis rush back to work as factories reopen despite Covid-19 surge...

SHIMULIA, July 31 — Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers rushed back to major cities today, besieging train and bus stations, after the government said export factories could reopen despite a deadly coronavirus wave. With the......

 2021-07-31 09:37 

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New Zealand beat France 26-12 to win gold medal in Sevens...

TOKYO, July 31 — New Zealand outclassed France to win gold in the Olympic Rugby Sevens women's competition with a 26-12 victory in the final at the Tokyo Stadium today. Fiji followed up a gold medal in the men's competition with bronze as th...

 2021-07-31 09:34 

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CM: Sarawak govt will not leave rural folks unvaccinated against Covid-19...

KANOWIT, July 31 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has assured that Sarawak government will spare no efforts in bringing and completing its Covid-19 vaccination programme to its people, including those in the far reaches of the......

 2021-07-31 09:25 

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On National Warriors' Day, DPM says Malaysia indebted to the country's heroes...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysia and its people are indebted to the country's heroes because what the country is enjoying today cannot be achieved without the sacrifices that they had made since before the independence, said Deputy Prime......

 2021-07-31 09:14 

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Convene Sarawak Legislative Assembly sitting for supplementary budget, urges state DAP chief...

KUCHING, July 31 — The Sarawak government must immediately convene the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting to present a supplementary budget to help the people and the business sector, said DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen. In a......

 2021-07-31 09:02 

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Kelantan Customs seize smuggled cigarettes worth RM332,400...

KOTA BARU, July 31 — The Kelantan Customs Department has seized 1.68 million cigarettes worth RM332,400 with a tax value of more than RM1.1 million through an integrated operation carried out from July 25 to last Thursday. Its director Mohd Rakbi......

 2021-07-31 08:54 

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Agriculture Ministry introduces freshwater prawn farming to boost paddy farmers' income...

PASIR SALAK, July 31 — The Seberang Perak Integrated Agricultural Development Area (IADA) has become the first location for the implementation of the paddy and udang galah (freshwater prawn) integration pilot project with private companies, to......

 2021-07-31 08:53 

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History-chasing Ledecky hungry for more as she eyes Olympic record...

TOKYO, July 31 — Katie Ledecky is in rarefied company on the all-time list of female Olympic swimmers after claiming two more golds in Tokyo but her hunger for glory shows no sign of abating. The American came to Japan with five gold medals under......

 2021-07-31 08:44 

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Israel pushes for UN action against Iran over deadly ship attack...

JERUSALEM, July 31 — Israel's foreign minister said he has ordered the nation's diplomats to push for UN action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed by an Israeli billionaire. The MT Mercer Street tanker was attacked in the......

 2021-07-31 08:38 

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Klang's HTAR says field hospital ready for use on Aug 4...

SHAH ALAM, July 31 — The Field Hospital that is being built at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR), in Klang, will be handed over to the hospital for use this Wednesday (August 4). HTAR, through its Facebook, said the project is expected to......

 2021-07-31 08:29 

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Kelantan United won't 'park the bus' against JDTII...

KOTA BHARU, July 31 — Kelantan United (KUFC) do not intend to "park the bus" (to use defensive tactics) when they meet Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDT II) in the Premier League at the Larkin Stadium tomorrow night. Instead, KUFC head coach......

 2021-07-31 08:28 

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So what do you do when you meet an online scammer? Penang artist Queen Lee turned it into art...

GEORGE TOWN, July 31 — Frequent lockdowns and extended bouts of isolation because of the Covid-19 pandemic have led to many of us living (and working) online. And this includes dating. Penang artist Queen Lee tried online dating last year for the......

 2021-07-31 08:25 

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No opaque or access to private rooms among tougher rules for converted KTVs wishing to resume operations...

SINGAPORE, July 31 — Before they are allowed to resume operations, nightlife operators that converted to food-and-beverage (F&B) operations must ensure their interiors are "clearly visible" to people outside and cannot use blackout windo...

 2021-07-31 08:19 

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GPS hopes Sarawak polls can happen earlier than February 2022, says sec-gen...

KUCHING, July 31 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is hoping that the 12th Sarawak Election can take place earlier than February 2022, said its secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. He said that GPS hopes that the state polls can......

 2021-07-31 08:10 

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Malaysia's Nur Dhabitah stays consistent to make diving final at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO, July 31 — National diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri produced a consistent performance to advance into the women's 3-metre (m) springboard individual final and stay in the hunt for an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre here today. The......

 2021-07-31 08:10 

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Malaysia's Nur Dhabitah stays consistent to make diving final at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO, July 31 — National diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri produced a consistent performance to advance into the women's 3-metre (m) springboard individual final and stay in the hunt for an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre here today. The......

 2021-07-31 08:03 

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Health Ministry: Malaysia's daily Covid-19 cases near 18,000 mark today...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysia saw a new all-time high for the most Covid-19 daily infections in 24 hours, with the Health Ministry recording 17,786 cases today. Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total......

 2021-07-31 07:47 

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Police to question #Lawan protest organisers for holding rally during MCO...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The police are to investigate the organisers of today's #Lawan rally at the Kuala Lumpur city centre for organising a rally during the current movement control order (MCO). Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah....

 2021-07-31 07:45 

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Guatemala in badminton semi-finals with shock win; China takes first loss...

TOKYO, July 31 When Kevin Cordon was 12, he moved from rural Zacapa, Guatemala alone to the capital city to pursue his dreams of playing badminton at the Olympics. But that seemed beyond Cordon, now 34, who has languished low in the men's......

 2021-07-31 07:39 

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Zulkifli: Govt mulls opening Covid-dedicated cemeteries for Muslims...

PORT DICKSON, July 31 The government will look into the need to open cemeteries to accommodate burials of Muslims who died due to Covid-19, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad......

 2021-07-31 07:28 

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Dressel steps up as Team USA adapt to life after Phelps...

TOKYO, July 31 In their first Olympics since 23-times gold medallist Michael Phelps retired, the United States swimming team needed Caeleb Dressel to deliver, and with three gold medals, so far, he has certainly not let them down. Today, Dressel......

 2021-07-31 07:18 

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Tokyo Olympics: Empty venues 'not as much fun', says USA's Rapinoe...

TOKYO, July 31 Megan Rapinoe scored the penalty that took the United States into the Tokyo Olympics semi-finals but the Women's World Cup winner is unimpressed by the lack of atmosphere at games, with Covid-19 restrictions leaving venues empty.......

 2021-07-31 07:02 

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PKR: Anwar does not have audience with Agong today...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — PKR has denied media reports that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong will be holding an audience with its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim this afternoon. In a brief statement, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said the......

 2021-07-31 06:57 

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Protests, accusations against Myanmar junta ahead of coup anniversary...

BANGKOK, July 31 — Small groups of students protested against Myanmar's military junta on today in Mandalay and a human rights group accused the armed forces of crimes against humanity ahead of the six-month anniversary of the army's takeove...

 2021-07-31 06:46 

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Sarawak govt thanks Agong for proclaiming state Emergency until February 2022...

KUCHING, July 31 — The Sarawak state government today thanked Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah for extending the Proclamation of Emergency in the state by another six months from August 2 to February 2...

 2021-07-31 06:28 

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Nanta: Food Panda, Grab given 14 days to submit comprehensive policy to improve food delivery services in Malaysia...

PUTRAJAYA, July 31— Two major food delivery companies (p-hailing), namely, Food Panda Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Grab Malaysia, have been asked to submit proposals and a comprehensive policy to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP),.....

 2021-07-31 05:54 

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Proclamation of Emergency for Sarawak consistent with state leaders' views, says analyst...

KUCHING, July 31 — Senior Fellow with the National Professors Council Jeniri Amir today said the Proclamation of Emergency for Sarawak is consistent with the views expressed by state political leaders as the number of Covid-19 cases remains high.......

 2021-07-31 05:52 

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Post-Bolt era in 100m begins in Tokyo...

TOKYO, July 31 The post-Usain Bolt era in the men's Olympic 100 metres began today in Tokyo with Dorian Keletela, who is competing as part of the Olympic Refugee team, advancing to the next round with a personal best 10.33 seconds. Bolt won......

 2021-07-31 05:18 

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Khairy: Walk-in vaccinations in Klang Valley to begin on August 2...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today that walk-in vaccinations for Klang Valley residents will start on Monday (August 2) rather than tomorrow. The walk-ins will be......

 2021-07-31 05:01 

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Dewan Rakyat Speaker says leaving it to deputies to decide motion against AG and Takiyuddin...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Harun today said he will refrain from deciding a motion against de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hasan and Attorney General Tan Sri Idris Harun who is his brother. Azhar said the......

 2021-07-31 04:58 

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Ledecky targets 2028 Olympics after winning seventh gold...

TOKYO, July 31 Katie Ledecky warned her rivals she could still be racing in 2028 after the American stormed to her third straight Olympic 800m freestyle gold today and banked her fourth Tokyo medal. The 24-year-old touched in 8min 12.57sec to......

 2021-07-31 04:45 

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Near perfect South Korean ends national archer Khairul Anuar's Tokyo mission in round three...

TOKYO, July 31 National archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad was good. But his South Korean opponent Kim Woojin was near perfect, in fact, to win 6-0 and end the Malaysian's Tokyo Olympic journey in round three of the men's recurve individual event......

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