Thursday, February 25, 2021

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As vaccination begins, theories against jabs surface in the form of ‘medical research’

One such claim in a 'medical journal' warns that Pfizer's vaccine could lead to brain-related disease.

Apex court declares Selangor shariah law criminalising unnatural sex unconstitutional

A nine-member Federal Court bench grants a declaration sought by a man accused of attempting to commit sexual intercourse against the order of nature.

Property market holding steady despite pandemic-induced woes

No change reported in overall asking prices for the final quarter of 2020, with the property market expected to improve considerably in 2021.

Parents fuelling pandemic-season obesity among kids

Nutritionist Farah Farhana Hashim says some parents are feeding their children unhealthy snacks in an attempt to keep them focused on their online classes.

New cases above 3,000 again as deaths increase by 12

Death toll now at 1,088.

Reaction to Malaysiakini verdict shows politics rule, not law

Blind loyalty to certain leaders, by ignoring their moral lapses, is not uncommon in non-Malay politics today.

Ex-minister Xavier, too, under graft investigation

MACC chief confirms this, one day after the release of PKR leader MA Tinagaran.

Agong can allow Parliament to convene during emergency, says palace

Istana Negara says this can be done at a suitable date on the advice of the prime minister.

See the good from Sheraton Move, PH supporters told

Political scientist Wong Chin Huat says even an event like the Sheraton Move, which saw the collapse of the PH government, may have 'positive unintended consequences'.

No uniform, no problem, says Putrajaya ahead of school reopening

Education ministry says tidy and appropriate clothing will be permitted until March 26.

Muhyiddin, Noor Hisham among first to receive Covid-19 jab

This marks the launch of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, under which about 80% of the population has been targeted with the goal of achieving herd immunity.

Group calls for probe on immigration dept for ‘defying’ court order on refugees

Human Rights Watch says the immigration department 'should recognise that it cannot operate above the law'.

Other News

Burger King berwajah baru dalam fasa pandemik

Burger King umum rancangan mengembangkan pasarannya sebanyak 20% menjelang akhir tahun termasuk pelancaran identiti visual baru.

Health ministry explains different needle colours for Covid jabs

Different colours signify different bore size in needles, health ministry says.

China lambasts UK for ‘double standards’ over human rights for immigrants

Beijing has stepped up the rhetoric against London since Britain offered millions of Hong Kong citizens in its ex-colony the chance to obtain full British citizenship.

Bikinis now fine for beach volleyball tourney in Doha after Qatar reconsiders

Doha at first asked female players to wear long shirts and trousers instead of bikinis for the event.

Washington in bid to rejoin UNHRC to go after rights violators

The Biden administration named Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Congo and Iran as human rights abusers, but its list does not stop there.