KUCHING: Police will step up enforcement of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) in Sarawak to improve compliance, starting with Kuching. Sarawak police commissioner Comm Datuk Aidi Ismail said 950 personnel from the military, Rela, Civil Defence Force, state security unit and local authorities would join 241 police personnel to conduct patrols and monitor SOP compliance
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JOHOR BARU: Seven Road Transport Department (JPJ) personnel under investigation for corruption have been remanded for seven days by a magistrate’s court here. Johor Baru magistrate’s court Assistant Registrar Nurmadiana Mamat issued the remand order against the suspects on Monday (Feb 22). The case is being investigated under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
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KUANTAN (Bernama): Kuantan, the capital of Pahang, is now a city. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah proclaimed the status in a historic event here on Sunday (Feb 21). His Majesty, who is the Sultan of Pahang, decreed the appointment of Kuantan Municipal Council president Datuk Hamdan Hussin as the first Datuk
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BELGRADE (Reuters) – Hundreds of worshippers including top officials and clergy gathered in Belgrade on Friday to mark the enthronement of Porfirije, the new Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, a day after his election. Porfirije, 59, Serbia’s 46th Patriarch is seen as a modernist inside the conservative church. He is the successor to Patriarch
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KUANTAN: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong will be declaring Kuantan as the country’s latest city on Sunday (Feb 21). Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail announced that Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had agreed to attend the proclamation ceremony together with Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah. Also attending the ceremony
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government issued interim guidance on Thursday sharply limiting who can be arrested and deported by immigration agents, a move that comes as the Biden administration faces growing pressure from activists to scale back deportations. The guidelines instruct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to focus on immigrants deemed national security
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KUCHING: Nursing homes in Sarawak have been told to step up their compliance with Covid-19 standard operating procedure following outbreaks in two homes in Sibu. State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah (pic) said this included ensuring their staff remain vigilant when they were off duty outside the
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is warded in hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and is in a stable condition, says his son Muhammad Khalil. “I have just spoken to my father. His condition is stable and he needs rest. He must have been very tired due to his hectic
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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration will use a NATO defense gathering this week to begin what is expected to be a years-long effort to rebuild trust with European allies shaken by Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy. U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity ahead of the event, said Defense Secretary
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PARIS (Reuters) – France reported 16,546 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down from 21,231 on Saturday and 20,701 on Friday. The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections rose by 167 to 81,814 – the seventh-highest death toll globally – versus 199 on Saturday. There have been 9,921 new patients
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minsiter Jacinda Ardern on Sunday announced a three-day lockdown in the country’s biggest city Auckland, after three new local COVID-19 cases were reported. Ardern said the level 3 restrictions, which require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping and essential work, repeating the super cautious approach the country
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