K9 unit needed to serve the north

A CANINE unit (K9) is much needed for emergencies in the northern part of the country, said the Fire and Rescue Department’s K9 unit chief Donny Chap said, adding there exists only one such team in Kuala Lumpur for search and rescue operations in the peninsula. He said that when an incident occurs up north, it takes his […]

Group calls for more road safety campaigns during peak seasons

THE government must hold more road safety campaigns using various communication mediums to educate road users during festive seasons, Malaysian Road and Transportation Safety Association said. Its president, Nik Mohd Salim Nik Mohd Salleh, said education and effective law enforcement are key to reducing road crashes and deaths.

Global stocks end volatile week on positive note

STOCK markets rebounded yesterday after a rocky week dominated by uncertainty over whether the global economy will suffer recession this year as central bankers continue to address inflation. Major indices in New York, which have been under pressure most of this week, enjoyed a buoyant session, led by tech shares following strong Netflix subscription figures.

Beware the false negatives

PETALING JAYA: Never mind if the test kit says you don’t have Covid-19. If you have symptoms, just stay home and avoid contact with others this Chinese New Year. Read full story

An error that puts a whole family at risk

PETALING JAYA: Anne, 26, had fever, cough and a sore throat. She quickly grabbed a Covid-19 self-test kit and was relieved when it came out negative. Read full story

Daily Covid-19 cases remain below 500

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases have remained below 500 since China reopened its borders earlier this month, said Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa. Read full story

Exotic rabbits melt hearts in a big way

KLANG: To commemorate the Year of the Rabbit, a pet store here has imported two varieties of show rabbits which have mostly been snapped up by hobbyists and breeders. Read full story

Container stowaway boy not a trafficking victim

PETALING JAYA: A boy playing in the docks of Chittagong climbed into a container, fell asleep and got locked in. The container was then hoisted onto a ship which sailed for five days from Bangladesh to Klang. Read full story