Saturday, October 16, 2021

covid-19 pandemic

Being alive and living

I'm just going to go live life. I'm going to go enjoy life. I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul.– Caitlyn Jenner, American Olympic athlete I start this week’s column with...

Leave it to the wisdom of our leaders to decide on state election

MUKAH: A local community leader leaves it to the wisdom of political leaders and the authorities over the exact date of the coming 12th state election amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. There are talks going around that the state polls may...

Pandemic brings about virtual communities, super-diversity

BY PROF DR MANSOR MOHD NOOR The Covid-19 pandemic has redefined world behaviour and culture which have given rise to a virtual global community, going beyond the scare level of the Y2K (the year 2000) at the beginning of this...

New cases drop to 7,420 today

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded a drop in the number of new Covid-19 cases with 7,420 cases as of noon today compared to 8,084 yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. Dr Noor Hisham in a statement on...

Relaxations on overseas travel lauded

KUCHING: Federal Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has commended the government’s move to ease restrictions for Malaysians to travel abroad. “Among the relaxations provided by the government when the country...

Balingian community leaders attend empowerment programme

BALINGIAN: Some 100 community leaders here attended a community policing @ empowerment programme on Thursday (Oct 14). Its objective, among others, was to empower community leaders to monitor, coordinate and arrange activities at their respective areas. It was also to increase...

St Joseph Miri alumni donates food to low-income families

MIRI: The St Joseph’s School Alumni Association donated 51 food baskets to low-income families of SK St Joseph students on Thursday (Oct 14). St Joseph Miri alumni advisor Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin, who is also Sarawak Transport Minister, said...

BKSS 7.0 Plus: RM78.5 mln to assist SMEs, micro enterprises

KUCHING: The Chief Minister has announced two additional measures worth RM78.5 million under Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) 7.0 Plus to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro enterprises in Sarawak amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Datuk Patinggi Abang...

Petronas top brass calls on Uggah

KUCHING: A high powered Petronas delegation, led by its chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh paid a courtesy call on Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today (Oct 14). Joining him...

Supermarts will soon sell self-test kits

PUTRAJAYA: The Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits (self-test) are expected to be sold in supermarkets and chain stores this month, said Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. This, he said, was because the Domestic Trade...
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Police cripples drug distribution in Sibu

SIBU: Police have crippled the distribution of ecstasy drugs or hallucinogenic pills in this central township with the arrest...
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