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The Malaysian dentist who just umpired an Olympic final

MALAYSIANSKINI | It was 10pm local time when Elaine Lim finished her match inside Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Throughout the game, Malaysians were glued to their television watching her every move. It was the gold medal match between China and Japan in the women’s team table tennis event at the recent …

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From party animal to animal conservation artist

MALAYSIANSKINI | When Christine Nalina Das left her corporate job as a graphic designer in 2007, she never expected that years later she would be accepted into the world’s leading artist collective, Artists for Conservation. The Canadian-based international non-profit represents 500 artists from over 30 countries who are committed to …

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Actor Ali Alasri dreams of refuge for creative thinkers

MALAYSIANSKINI | When asked about his dreams for the future, actor and artist Ali Alasri explains how he imagines himself starting a school for creative thinkers and the displaced – which he describes as a space of refuge. “I enjoy teaching. I finished (my diploma) at Sunway (University). I appreciated …

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‘Speaker erred in dismissing demands to debate flood issue’

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun had erred in dismissing the demands from MPs to debate the recent floods during the parliamentary proceedings on Monday, lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla declared. Azhar had cited Order 18 of the Dewan Rakyat’s Standing Orders to back his decision, which stipulates that MPs must …

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Covid-19 (Dec 23): 3,510 cases, R-number in all states below 1.00

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 3,510 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative infections to 2,731,713. The new infections were surpassed by 4,998 Covid-19 patients who recovered today. This is expected to reduce the number of active cases. The national R-number as of yesterday was at 0.91, while all …

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Abdul Latiff: Nadma can be dissolved and I can step down

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Abdul Latiff Ahmad – who has purview over the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) – said he is willing to resign. This follows calls for him to step down over the government’s poor rescue response to the flood disaster last weekend.

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Indonesia detects Omicron in travellers from Malaysia, Congo

Indonesia’s Health Ministry said it has confirmed three Covid-19 cases involving the Omicron variant, including among travellers arriving from Malaysia. “As with the five cases before, the three confirmed cases are imported cases. They involve international travellers from Congo and Malaysia.

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