Kuala Lumpur market traders facing ‘threats’ from foreigners

BANGLADESHI and Rohingya traders at Kuala Lumpur wholesale market have reportedly warned their local counterparts of complaining to the authorities. An anonymous local trader said the threats – including to the chairman of the Kuala Lumpur wholesale association – have been going on for some time.

PKR insists on Selangor, Negri Sembilan MB posts

PKR is firm that the menteri besar posts in Selangor and Negri Sembilan stay with the party after the state elections, a high-level party leader said.   The source said the party would not compromise on its stance pertaining to this matter, especially in the two states it currently led. 

Tourist arrivals at 40% pre-pandemic levels

TOURISTS have returned to Malaysia, numbering around 40% of pre-pandemic levels, since Malaysia lifted Covid-19 restrictions last April, travel and tour industry players said. “Recovery (of the tourism industry) is progressing pretty well,” Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association Selangor Chapter secretary Wong Lit Jer said.

Adult, 2 minors held over Alabama birthday party shooting

POLICE said yesterday they had arrested an adult and two teenagers and charged them with murder over a Sweet 16 birthday party shooting in a small Alabama town that left four people dead and 32 injured. The weekend violence in the tight-knit community of Dadeville in the US south was only one of several mass […]

K-pop star Moonbin dies at 25

K-POP star Moonbin, a member of the boy band Astro, has died at the age of 25, his music label Fantagio announced today. Local media, citing the police, reported that Moonbin had been found unresponsive yesterday evening in his apartment in the upscale Gangnam neighbourhood of Seoul.

Pharmacies sell more masks, flu medication

SEREMBAN: Pharmacies are seeing more people come in to buy face masks and medi­cation for cough and flu, with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in Negri Sembilan hovering at moderate levels. Read full story

Mask up against Covid-19 and haze, says exco man

AYER HITAM: It would be wise for people, especially those with respiratory problems, to mask up against the double whammy of haze and Covid-19, says Johor’s health committee chairman. Read full story

‘Take cover from virus, air pollution’

PETALING JAYA: Face masks now serve a dual purpose, protecting oneself from Covid-19 and also the haze that has been blanketing the country the past week, say experts. Read full story

‘Causeway must be in top shape to welcome millions of people, vehicles’

JOHOR BARU: All counters at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex must remain open without interruption in anticipation of a large volume of traffic between Malaysia and Singapore as a result of Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, says Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi. Read full story