Malaysia to procure 12.8m more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Vials with a sticker reading, "Covid-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken Oct 31, 2020.Reuters Malaysia will procure an additional 12.8 million doses of coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech in a bid to ramp up [...]

Malaysian transport operator head fired after response to train crash

A view of the station of two metro light rail trains that collided in an underground tunnel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 25, 2021.Reuters Malaysia's finance ministry said on Wednesday it had terminated the services of the chairman of the public transport operator amid an outcry over his response to a train accident in [...]

Darren Wang Talu Spotted Kissing Joey Chua on the Street

Darren Talu Wang and Joey Chua may have just publicly given away their relationship after being spotted by paparazzi kissing on the street while on a night out on the town. Media reports show the pair were acting super affectionately towards each other after taking a post-dinner stroll. Sharing a bottle of wine between them, the pair were laughing, [...]

Malaysian artist’s arrest for ‘insulting’ queen sparks backlash

Instagram/ airtangan_tunkuazizah The arrest of well-known Malaysian graphic artist and activist Fahmi Reza for allegedly insulting the country’s queen – who is under fire for a social media faux pas – has triggered an outcry among free speech advocates who say authorities are being trigger-happy in using the law to clamp down on satire. The police action [...]

Malaysia says AstraZeneca vaccine safe, will be used for over 60s

A test tube labelled with the Vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, on Sept 9, 2020.Reuters Malaysian health authorities on Monday (April 26) said the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca is safe for use, three days after the Southeast Asian nation received its first batch of the shots bought through [...]

Malaysia taps oil-backed trust fund to pay for vaccines

A Petronas logo at their office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Reuters Malaysia's government on Wednesday (April 21) enacted a new emergency law allowing it to use funds derived from oil and gas contributions to pay for vaccine procurement, as it looks to ramp up its Covid-19 vaccination programme. The ordinance will allow the government access to use [...]

Mahathir warns king Covid-19 emergency order is turning Malays against him

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the Covid-19 emergency order has turned the country into a ‘dictatorship’.Reuters Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (April 20) urged the country’s king to revoke a Covid-19 state of emergency, saying the royal order – made in January on the advice of the government – was uncharacteristically turning [...]

Joe Chen to Get Married?

Taking part in Chinese reality show Meeting Mr. Right 2 <女兒們的戀愛2>, sparks flew between 42-year-old Taiwanese actress Joe Chen (陳喬恩) and Malaysian rich second generation Alan Chen (曾偉昌), and the two became a real-life couple. The show’s director even revealed that the couple will be tying the knot soon, raising further speculation! High Profile Dating for Two Years Labelled as a golden bachelorette, [...]

Crowded Ramadan bazaars in Malaysia leave many fearing a rise in Covid-19 cases

Visitors at the Kampung Pandan bazaar in Kuala Lumpur on April 17, 2021.ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH Visuals of packed Ramadan bazaars in Malaysia making the rounds on social media and messaging apps have stoked concerns of a surge in Covid-19 cases due to low compliance of standard operating procedures (SOPs). Checks by The Straits Times at [...]

Influencer Yang Bao Bei’s Family Issues Public Apology For Her Suicide Attempt

Following Yang Bao Bei aka Kalysta (杨宝贝)’s shocking suicide attempt, the internet has been abuzz on what was the reason being her decision making. Her family also issued a public apology on her Instagram Story, explaining that they themselves are seeking answers about what had happened. “Sorry for the inconvenience caused. If you have any [...]