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Sinovac recipients who are yet to obtain their booster shot will lose their fully vaccinated status on 1st April Approximately 2 million Sinovac users will lose their fully vaccinated status if they don’t get a booster according to the Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin. This comes after the Health Ministry decides to revoke the vaccination certificate for those who received ...

Malaysian citizens can apply for a renewal of their Malaysian International Passport (PMA) online starting March 22, according to Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud, director-general of Immigration. Recognising the challenges Malaysians in Australia face in renewing their passports due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s authorities’ control order, he stated that renewal applications can be submitted through the Online ...

McDonald’s has the new “Instagrammable” landmark that has become a must-see destination for both local and foreign tourists. The McDonald’s Fries Crosswalk, located just in front of McDonald’s Bukit Bintang, pointing patrons to the first McDonald’s restaurant in Malaysia, which opened its doors 40 years ago, in 1982. The McDonald’s Fries Crosswalk was formally launched on 15 March by Datuk ...

A 51-year old doctor from Malaysia has been caught by the police for selling fake vaccination certificates in the town that he lived in. The doctor was reportedly part of an underground ring believed to have been selling the fake certificates since September. The ring was charging somewhere between RM400 – RM600 ($100 – $150) for each certificate to interested ...

It has been considered a norm for Malaysians to face the monsoon season at the end of the year throughout the history. However, a spin-off cyclone from the Violent Typhoon, which typhoon is a rare case during winter period in the region, has caused heavy rain downpours stretching several days. Besides, Malaysia has always been labeled as a disaster-free region, ...

The price of food and beverages sold at “Kopitiams” (traditional coffeeshops) in Malaysia are expected to rise significantly starting from next year, according to a report by The Malaysian Insight. Citing rising operating costs, Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association president Wong Teu Hoon mentioned that the price hike could increase anywhere between RM0.20 to RM0.60, depending on the ...

The new Prime Minister of Malaysia is aiming to achieve 90 % vaccination rate in the co.untry soon Prime Minister, Sabri Yaakob, said that the interstate travel will be allowed when vaccination rate among the of adult population reaches 90%. The current rate stands at 80.2% as of 21 September 2021, the Prime Minister believes that 90% can be achieved ...

Police are currently investigating a Malaysian man who threatened to beat up another man after he was pointed out for not wearing a mask. The incident, which took place at an outdoor (nasi lemak) food stall in Malaysia, was recorded in a 29-second video that has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the suspect can be seen ...

Malaysia’s full lock-downs (MCO 3.0) are set to be extended once again, according to news agency Bernama, citing Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. The country-wide lock-down, which was initiated back in May, was supposed to end this 28th June. Instead, it has now been extended as the number of daily cases continue to rise. Citing the Prime Minister, it is possible ...

Axiata Group (parent company of Celcom) and Telenor Asia (parent company of Digi) announced that both companies have successfully inked agreements for the proposed merger of Celcom and Digi. Celcom and Digi are both leading telecommunication providers in Malaysia with a 20% and 24% market share respectively in 2020. The merger, also known as MergeCo, aims to establish a stronger ...

With pandemic lock-downs significantly affecting retail, businesses have made the shift online — using platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook to sell their products. Beepmix, a company from Malaysia, is enabling more businesses in the country to receive payments easily with lower transaction fees — by just sharing a simple link or scanning a QR code. Key Highlights Beepmix ...

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) trees are usually found in Japan, but this year, the Capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, has seen one of its best Sakura blooms. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall has planted over 10,000 Sakura trees over the past few years, transforming the city into something of a “Sakura Paradise”. Netizens suggested that the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia should ...

E-Nation Conference, one of Malaysia’s most renown entrepreneurship events, is returning this 2021. Hosted by MaGIC, E-Nation will gather the startup community across Malaysia, comprising of entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, academicians, innovators, and technology companies. This time around, E-Nation will feature a 3 satellite events series and 1 major conference this year. They are as follows: Series 1: Innovative Leadership by Design Series 2: People, Planet, Profit – The Art ...

Malaysian badminton player, Lee Zii Jia, has earned a gold medal in the All England Badminton Championship men’s singles. Lee Zii Jia became Malaysians’ new shinning star, preceding former champion, Lee Chong Wei, who retired in 2019. Lee Zii Jia played against Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in Birmingham and won with 30-29, 20-22, 21-9. He was born in 1998 in ...

The global pandemic continues to affect retail across the world, and malls have been one of the worst ones hit. eCurve, a popular mall located in Petaling Jaya (PJ), Malaysia (next to The Curve), will be closing down effective 31st March 2021. The news was reported by several of eCurve mall tenants, who posted it on their social media pages. ...

Genting, one of the largest hospitality and leisure groups from Malaysia, will be launching a brand new theme park in Q2 2021. The theme park, which will be located 6000 feet above sea level (at the peak of Genting Highlands), cost a whopping $800 million to build. The company is reportedly “putting the finishing touches” to its outdoor theme park, ...

The Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO) is trying hard to save the local hotel industry. The association is reportedly appealing for the government to reopen borders across the country as well as allow hotels to take guests for accommodations and meetings. MAHO is also requesting the government to provide wage subsidies without a maximum employee cap for hotels, as ...

Hospitals and low-risk treatment centres addressing COVID-19 patients in Malaysia are nearing a limit, as infections continue rising across the country. At present, the number of patients hospitals can accommodate are 23,000 people at a time. This number however, will soon be surpassed as the number of active cases in the country has crossed 22,089 people at present. Despite the ...

Although the CODIV-19 pandemic has devastated the world economy, it has also created new success stories. Former research chemist and founder of Riverstone, Wong Teek Son, has now become the 5th billionaire in Malaysia. Riverstone, a leader in glove manufacturing, has seen a significant rise in demand since March thanks to the growing demand for protective products during the pandemic. ...

Earlier today, Malaysia’s 8th Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, announced another four-week extension for the existing “conditional” movement control order. The movement control order will now be scheduled to end on  9th June 2020. In addition to the extensions, interstate travel for Hari Raya, Kaamatan, and Gawai are also forbidden. The new four-week extension was decided under the advice of the ...