Malaysia PM to sign co-operation pact with opposition to shore up support

New Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waves from a car, as he leaves after the inauguration ceremony, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Aug 21, 2021.Reuters Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's coalition and the main opposition bloc will sign a cooperation pact on Monday (Sept 13) to ensure stability during the Covid-19 pandemic, an...

Malaysia’s Lost Food Project hopes to feed those in need and fight climate change, one meal at a time

Food rescued by The Lost Food Project that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.The Lost Food Project When Malaysian retirees Adeline Chang and Zai Saimon began volunteering with a tiny non-profit group called The Lost Food Project in 2016, they never imagined the scale of their work on behalf of the poor could be...

Malaysia’s new PM retains finance minister, senior figures in cabinet

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.Facebook/ismailsabri60  Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob unveiled his cabinet on Friday (Aug 20), re-appointing the finance minister and several others from the previous administration, in the hope of restoring political stability amid a Covid-19 crisis. Ismail Sabri was sworn in as prime minister last week, succeeding Muhyiddin Yassin who had...

Malaysian PM to announce new cabinet this week: Bernama

Malaysia's new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob will announce his cabinet line-up this week, state news agency Bernama reported on Monday (Aug 23), citing the premier. Ismail Sabri was sworn in on Saturday following the resignation of Muhyiddin Yassin last week. He took charge as the Southeast Asian nation battles its worst surge in Covid-19 infections...

Malaysian King summons 114 MPs to verify their support for Ismail Sabri Yaakob as PM

The MPs had backed Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is also the outgoing deputy premier, to be prime minister.Facebook/ismailsabri60 All eyes will be on the palace yet again on Thursday (Aug 19), as Malaysia's King is set to meet with 114 Members of Parliament who signed statutory declarations to support former deputy premier and Umno vice-president Ismail...

Malaysia’s striking doctors defiant after police probe, vow further action ‘if promises are not kept’

Malaysian contract doctors who staged a wildcat walkout on Monday in protest over unfair treatment are satisfied with the wide public attention their industrial action has received and will co-operate with police investigations, according to a spokesman. Organisers of the Hartal Doktor Kontrak - or "contract doctors' strike" - estimated that some 6,000 to 8,000...

Philippines to bar travel from Malaysia, Thailand to curb Delta’s spread

Passengers, mostly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) queue at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, on June 1, 2021.Reuters The Philippines will ban travellers coming from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent...

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul on the ‘Bendera Putih’ campaign, job losses and standing for election

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz.Twitter/tzafrul_aziz Malaysia ’s Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz spoke to the South China Morning Post on a wide range of issues concerning the National Recovery Plan, a four-phase road map for the country to progressively reopen its economy by the end of the year. While Malaysia’s heaving health care...

Malaysia to stop using Sinovac vaccine after supply ends: Minister

People receive doses of the Sinovac vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a vaccination truck in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 12, 2021.Reuters Malaysia's health ministry on Thursday (July 15) said the country will stop administering the Covid-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac once its supplies end, as it has a sufficient number of other vaccines...

Ex-Mediacorp actress Chris Tong’s livestream suddenly interrupted by male flasher

Three Malaysian celebrities went on Instagram Live to discuss the #benderaputih (white flag) campaign in the country but their good intentions were disrupted when a man hijacked the stream to flash his private parts. Last Saturday (July 10), former Mediacorp actress Chris Tong — who is now based in Malaysia — and radio DJs Nicholas Ong and...