Dengue cases down 22% on previous week

THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 1,877 cases of dengue fever for the week to April 22, a drop of 21.8% compared to the 2,399 cases in the previous week. Health director-general Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan said one death due to dengue fever complications was also reported during the past week.

Swiss regulator aims to draw lessons from Credit Suisse debacle

SWITZERLAND’s banking regulator said today it would draw lessons from the meltdown of Credit Suisse, as it published its annual assessment of emergency contingencies at systemically important Swiss financial institutions. Credit Suisse imploded last month amid market panic around the viability of the crisis-wracked banking giant following the collapse of three US regional lenders.

Mandatory masking not needed, says MMA

THE Health Ministry does not intend to mandate the use of masks in schools amid concerns over the spread of a new Covid-19 variant, the Malaysian Medical Association said.   Its president Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai said it was more important to wash or sanitise hands than to wear masks in schools.  

4 mat rempit arrested for beating cop on duty

FOUR mat rempit were arrested for allegedly rioting and assaulting a policeman carrying out his duties during Ops Selamat at KM7 in Jalan Kulai-Kota Tinggi on Sunday.   Kulai District police chief Tok Beng Yeow said four men aged 23 to 39, who were believed to be involved in illegal racing, were arrested from around the city and […]

Russian opposition ex-mayor on trial over Ukraine criticism

YEVGENY Roizman, a prominent Kremlin critic and popular former mayor, went on trial today over accusations of discrediting the Russian army over the Ukraine offensive.   Since sending troops to Ukraine in February last year, Russia has intensified its crackdown on domestic critics, with almost all of the Kremlin’s major opponents in exile or behind bars […]

US, Philippine troops fire rockets at ship in largest-ever drills

US and Philippine troops fired a salvo of rockets at a warship representing an enemy vessel in the disputed South China Sea today, in the final exercise of the allies’ largest-ever military drills. It was the first time the countries had conducted a joint live-fire exercise in the hotly contested waters, which China claims almost […]

Sabah Air operated illegally, says Australian report

A DECLASSIFIED report on the 1976 Sabah Air crash and released today has stated that the airline was operating illegally at the time the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) of Australia Nomad went down, killing 11 people including then Sabah chief minister Fuad Stephens. In the report, GAF said Sabah Air’s operations manual, submitted in 1975, […]