Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Alfian is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight.

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4 days ago

Movement curbs alone cannot stem Covid-19 wave, warn health experts

They say aggressive mass testing and rigorous contact tracing imperative to bring down infection rate.

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Movement curbs alone cannot stem Covid-19 wave, warn health experts

4 days ago

Only one set of general SOP for MCO 3.0, says Ismail Sabri

He says this is to prevent confusion among the public.

Only one set of general SOP for MCO 3.0, says Ismail Sabri

4 days ago

Less strict MCO 3.0 will still help lower infectivity rate, minister says

Ismail Sabri says government needs to balance lives and livelihoods.

Less strict MCO 3.0 will still help lower infectivity rate, minister says

4 days ago

Emergency worked in keeping Covid-19 cases down, says D-G

Noor Hisham says proclamation allowed for postponement of elections that could possibly cause high number of infections.

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Emergency worked in keeping Covid-19 cases down, says D-G

5 days ago

Early shutdown of Ramadan bazaars costing traders dearly

MCO, poor weather hammer business, with only online savvy owners eking out a living.

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Early shutdown of Ramadan bazaars costing traders dearly


5 days ago

EMCO ends at 6 localities

Areas in four states record significant drops in Covid-19 infections, says Ismail Sabri.

EMCO ends at 6 localities

1 week ago

Najib cries fowl after fine for failing to register with MySejahtera at chicken rice shop

After social media storm, convicted former PM agrees to pay RM3,000 compound, takes swipe at Muhyiddin for not wearing face mask.

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Najib cries fowl after fine for failing to register with MySejahtera at chicken rice shop

1 week ago

Ismail Sabri announces EMCO for 23 Pahang districts, 1 Johor school

Defence minister says lockdowns necessary after localised spikes in cases.

Ismail Sabri announces EMCO for 23 Pahang districts, 1 Johor school

1 week ago

No more Ramadan bazaars in Selangor’s MCO areas from Saturday

The decision was made following an increase of new Covid-19 cases linked to Ramadan bazaars.

No more Ramadan bazaars in Selangor’s MCO areas from Saturday

1 week ago

Selangor MB says MCO needed to curb infectivity rate

Amirudin says authorities expect results of tighter restrictions in 2 to 3 weeks.

Selangor MB says MCO needed to curb infectivity rate

1 week ago

‘Whole society’ approach needed to fight Covid, says ex-health minister

The government has yet to come up with a plan to reduce the daily infectivity rate, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

‘Whole society’ approach needed to fight Covid, says ex-health minister

1 week ago

I did my part, it’s now up to new IGP, says Hamid Bador

Outgoing police chief says it is enough that he has exposed the problem of political interference in the force's affairs. 

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I did my part, it’s now up to new IGP, says Hamid Bador

1 week ago

Reluctant Dr Mahathir says he may be forced to stand for election

Ex-PM says his supporters may be angry if he doesn't.

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Reluctant Dr Mahathir says he may be forced to stand for election

1 week ago

No political interference in police force before, say ex top cops

All promotions made by committee chaired by IGP and his deputy, no ministers, say former officers.

No political interference in police force before, say ex top cops

2 weeks ago

Civil societies back Hamid for schooling politicians on meddling in police affairs

Groups also chide Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin for referring to senior police officers as ‘our boys’.

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Civil societies back Hamid for schooling politicians on meddling in police affairs