Saturday, May 8, 2021

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With UPSR gone, tuition centres look to chart new path

While some say it is too early to predict their fate, others acknowledge a need to re-evaluate their approach to the extra classes which have long been a mainstay of students preparing for exams.

Ramadan lights shine through Covid cloud

Muslims in Malaysia from every walk of life prepare to mark another Raya under Covid-19 lockdown, observing age-old traditions as best they can according to health SOPs.

Mosques full despite Pakistan’s third wave of Covid

Authorities in Pakistan have turned a blind eye to religious gatherings, fearing a crackdown could ignite widespread confrontation in the deeply conservative Islamic republic.

Most youths don’t care about politics, politicians, survey finds

A majority believe politicians don't care about 'people like them' while still more say politics is 'complicated'.

New cases shoot past 4,000

1,424 cases in Selangor, 750 in Sarawak.

Cucuk my what?? Yes, you read it right

#CucukMyAZ is making the rounds, sparking laughs and raising eyebrows as it goes.

No on-site vaccination of factory workers yet, Khairy says

He says the programme for this will only begin once there is enough vaccine supply for the general public under Phase Three of PICK.

Govt urged to open up other vaccine brands after good response to AstraZeneca

The Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia says this could help economic frontliners as well as those who require the vaccine for international travel.

No more random inspections of foreigners, top cop says

He says police will also be prohibited from detaining and remanding foreigners to check their passports.

In Sarawak, calls for leadership by example as cases surge ahead of Raya, Gawai celebrations

From community leaders to authorities at the top level, constant enforcement is needed especially given the strong emphasis on cultural activities which play a role in spreading the infection.

Trouble in Negeri BN after Seremban Umno Youth cuts ties with MCA

Youth chief Zool Amali Hussein says the person fielded in the Seremban seat must be an Umno candidate.

Hundreds of Covid-positive people, close contacts visited bazaars and malls in KL, says FT ministry

Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa says some shopping malls were visited by 700 people categorised as close contacts.

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