According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the upcoming state election can remain on standby until the Covid-19 situation is put under control.

He highlighted that the infections are on the rise and that Sarawak is putting all of its efforts in order to curb the spread of the virus while implementing the immunization program for the 2.08 million eligible people to receive the vaccine.

The CM also pointed out that the state is currently attempting to secure vaccine supplies through working out and directly procuring with the suppliers in order to have the program done by…


Johor police have already turned down a total of 529 out of 25,222 interstate and district travel applications related to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. Chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay of Johor police said that in comparison to the recent period from April 28 to May 4 where 202 out of 15,200 applications got rejected, this is actually a drastic increase in the count. He mentioned that the 327 increase was at 100 per cent which he attributed to violation of SOPs.

In a press conference following the SOP compliance operation, Ayob Khan stated that the police have also…


The media has reported that the junta have arrested 39 people who are suspected to be the ones behind the recent explosions and government facility arson attacks. The 39 people arrested were also suspected of attempting to get military training with an ethnic minority rebel group.

Since the Feb 1 coup, there has been a series of small-scale explosions happening in cities and towns where some government offices and military facilities are located. No one has been claiming responsibility for the attacks so far but the military has been pointing on people who aim to sabotage the country.

A newspaper…


Three columnists and two activists from Myanmar have been captured in Chiang Mai for unlawful section and face conceivable removal. It was shared that there were captured recently and it spoke to Thai specialists not to expel them to Myanmar, where the news association has been restricted by the junta.

They even highlighted that their life will be in genuine peril if they somehow happened to return. This was what Aye Chan Naing, DVB’s chief, in an assertion, which additionally engaged the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for help.

The assertion also mentioned that they had escaped the military…


Surprisingly, The former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos has offered the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s excusal of his survey challenge Vice President Leni Robredo.

In view of this, Marcos recorded a 96-paged movement for reevaluation encouraging the Supreme Court, sitting as PET, to continue with his third reason for activity, which includes the invalidation of votes in the three Mindanao regions because of supposed far reaching psychological oppression, viciousness, dangers, pressure, power, terrorizing, and multiplication of pre-concealed polling forms.

In the decision wrote by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the PET said Marcos neglected to put forth out his defense and engaging his…


The Philippines detailed its initial two instances of the COVID-19 variation first found in Quite a while, which has been named being of worry by the World Health Organization. There were two returning abroad Filipinos tried positive for the B.1.617 variation, the Department of Health said in an instructions.

The public authority is restricting the section of explorers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka until May 14. Along with this, Specialists endorsed a week ago the proposal that inbound voyagers be tried for COVID-19 on the seventh day of their isolate.

It simply highlights the way that they…


An employee working for the United Overseas Bank (UOB) reportedly fell victim to a Chinese police impersonation scam which resulted into information leak of about 1,166 UOB customers. The customers are of Chinese nationality and the leaked information involves the name of the customers, mobile numbers and the balances of the account as well.

The UOB, in a written statement to the press, has ensured the customers that the bank account numbers were not disclosed and the bank’s IT systems remains secure. …


The Dissent pioneer Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, being held in jail on charges identifying with the lese majeste law, is experiencing minor afflictions however is generally in fine condition, as indicated by the Corrections Department.

In view of this, Mr Parit was shipped off Ramathibodi Hospital recently for a registration after he started a yearning strike on March 16. He has since been alluded back to the division’s clinical office. Thawatchai Chaiwat, the office agent chief general and representative, said the clinical office has affirmed Mr Parit is encountering gastritis and weariness.

He is currently ready to rest in the wake…


A year ago’s just development hotspot for the Philippine economy has switched to turn out to be one more drag to an arranged recuperation this year which is presently in danger of not appearing. A one-two punch of plagues is hitting the nation’s homestead area, which contracted 3.3% year-on-year in the initial 3 months of 2021, almost twofold the 1.3% rate in a similar period a year prior yet marginally more slow than the 3.7% drop the past quarter which is alarming if it continued.

Aside from the Covid pandemic, a waiting African pig fever have drained pork supplies, while…


The former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan is pointing fingers at the police directors who continue to intervene and authorize the police key divisions to be used as a political tool. Musa said that in many cases, the directors of the force’s intelligence department go against the protocols in efforts to carry out the demands made by the politicians.

He noted that police institutions like the Special Branch or any other departments should not be used to cater politician’s personal interests. However, that can happen if its directors are taking part in it and allow such orders. “If the director…

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