KUALA LUMPUR: Crime is on a downward trend in the country this year, mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Bukit Aman. Federal CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pic) said they recorded a 23% reduction in crime between Jan and Nov 15 this year compared to the same period in 2019. “During this period
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek authorities announced on Saturday the closure of nurseries and primary schools until the end of November, tightening a nationwide lockdown after a spike in COVID-19 cases. Greece has fared better than many other European countries in tackling the coronavirus, mainly due to an early nationwide lockdown imposed weeks after the pandemic
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 155 fraudulent claims amounting to almost RM20mil were made by employers under the Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP), says Deputy Human Resources Minister Awang Hashim. The false claims were among 345 complaints lodged with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) against employers under the WSP since its implementation in June aimed at
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry received 10,406 complaints concerning online harassments between 2016 and September 2020. According to the Ministry, the complaints included cases of cyber-bullying, sexual harassment, threats and the abuse of personal details to defame an individual. During the same period, 796 cases on the abuse of social media were investigated
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KUALA LUMPUR: The allocation for the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) does not have to be politicised excessively as the government is still discussing its policies, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa. “It is still in its discussion stage, so it’s best to be brought up in Parliament.Ministers involved will give their input, and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors on Monday to look into “substantial” allegations of voting irregularities but urged them not to pursue “fanciful or far fetched claims.” Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit to block Pennsylvania officials from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s state victory. “I
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Defense Secretary Mark Esper had been “terminated” and that Christopher Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be acting Secretary of Defense starting immediately. “Mark Esper has been terminated,” Trump said on Twitter. “I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has appointed four industry trailblazers to its board of directors as it intensifies efforts to reinvent the nation’s digital economy in the era of fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0) and towards the vision of Malaysia 5.0. The agency said the four new members are AirAsia Group president (AirAsia
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