PUTRAJAYA: Police have, to date, taken action against 31 individuals for violating home quarantine orders, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Senior Minister (Security) said that action against these errant individuals was taken under Section 22(B) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. “Investigation papers against the quarantine violators have been sent
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Temporary Measures for Government Financing (Coronavirus Disease 2019 [Covid-19]) Bill 2020 will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (Aug 6). The Covid-19 Bill is expected to be tabled for its first reading and passed in the current Dewan Rakyat meeting. Also to be raised in Thursday’s sitting is the Covid-19 situation
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(Reuters) – Countries and international organisations lined up on Wednesday to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000. Below are details of some of the international assistance offered. BRITAIN – A five million pound ($6.6 million) aid package including search
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that global current account imbalances narrowed in 2019 as trade slowed, and the coronavirus could narrow them further in 2020, but some vulnerable emerging market economies are facing major investment outflows. The IMF’s annual report on currencies, the External Sector Report, showed that continued weakness
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PUTRAJAYA: Individuals returning to Malaysia who refuse to sign a letter of undertaking to pay quarantine charges will be sent to public training institutes instead of hotels for their 14-day mandatory quarantine. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said this is because these facilities belong to the government, and these individuals can be
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked a total of 2,484 pornographic sites from 2018 up till June this year, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin. “The MCMC will continue taking action based on complaints it receives as well as its ongoing surveillance,” he said in Parliament
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland is considering additional measures to limit non-essential travel in the wake of an uptick in COVID-19 infections in recent days both in Ireland and other European countries, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said on Sunday. Ireland already advises against all non-essential international travel and requires people arriving from all but 15 countries
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