‘Jho Low 2’: Malaysia says Tedy Teow has fled to Thailand after $110m Macau scam

Scores of Chinese nationals demonstrate outside their embassy in Malaysia in 2019 claiming they lost their life savings to Teow’s MBI group.Facebook/Irene Andy An enigmatic Malaysian businessman with links to the rich and famous disappears, apparently fleeing the country and leaving in his wake hundreds of millions of missing ringgit, a string of angry investors [...]

Quiet falls over Malaysia, with residents in lockdown after last night of travel and dining out

Deserted roads in Kuala Lumpur on the first day of the country’s latest lockdown The streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, were empty on Wednesday (Jan 13) morning – a far cry from the previous night’s hubbub as people scrambled to make preparations for a two-week lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. Roads were packed before [...]

Singapore will review Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine carefully before possible roll-out: Health Minister

The Sinovac vaccine was just 50.4 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic infections.   A coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech will have to go through regulatory scrutiny and authorisation by Singapore's Health Sciences Authority (HSA) before it can be rolled out to the public, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Wednesday (Jan 13). This [...]

Flight Attendant & Fashion Designer Couple Sell Prawn Fritters After Covid-19 Disrupted Jobs

Before Covid-19 brought travelling to a stop, Amos Ananda Yeo led a jet-setter’s lifestyle. A fashion designer by profession, he regularly shuttled between his native Singapore, Korea, Japan and Vietnam for his eponymous streetwear label Amos Ananda. But for the past four years, he has been based mainly in Shenzhen, China, where he runs [...]

The truth about your WhatsApp data

WhatsApp’s policies changed to reflect the possibility of commercial transactions involving the mingling of activity among Facebook apps.   There was a backlash to WhatsApp in recent days after it posted what appear to be overhauled privacy policies. Let me try to clarify what happened. Some people think the messaging app will now force those using it [...]

China reports most new Covid-19 cases in more than 10 months

Staff wear personal protection suits at a registration site for passengers at a train station following the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Jan 13, 2021. China reported its biggest daily jump in new Covid-19 cases in more than 10 months as infections in northeastern Heilongjiang province nearly tripled, underscoring the growing threat ahead [...]

MCO: 21 Shopping Malls Partially Open Or Closed Until 26th January

The government has recently implemented another restricted movement order (MCO 2.0), effective 13th January. With Covid cases hovering around 2000 to 3000 a day, locals are urged to stay home until 26th January. However, shopping malls will still be operating to provide essential needs. Here are a list of shopping malls and their current statuses [...]

MCO 2.0 SOP: Personal Vehicles Not Allowed To Deliver Goods

Now that the Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) is in full effect in 6 states across Malaysia, the public must follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) or risk getting slapped with a RM1000 fine. Having said that, there are still some confusion when it comes to certain SOP details. For example, are we allowed to [...]

Blackpink’s Ice Cream without the sexual overtones? Malaysian bands release Islamic-friendly K-pop covers less likely to upset Muslims

Autotune Band, signed to Malaysia’s Tarbiah Sentap Records, are one of a number of bands under the label producing a sound known as “pop nasyid”, a music style embraced by modern urban Muslims.Tarbiah Sentap Records In recent years K-pop has exploded in popularity around the world, but in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where the music has a [...]

Family of girl allegedly raped & murdered in S’pore in 1995 seeking public’s help as killer never found

Nearly 26 years after a seven-year-old girl in Singapore was raped and murdered in 1995, the family of the victim is seeking the public's help. The family is hoping the public can come forward with fresh leads or information previously not revealed that they can take to the police to reopen this cold case, and [...]