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Malaysian police are after COVID-19 quarantine centre patients for having beer

A video of a group of COVID-19 patients having their very own happy hour in a Malaysian Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) made the rounds on the internet lately. Patients were seen socializing with each other with a few buckets of beer in ice nearby. Most of the comments on the video were lighthearted with many joking about how everyone needs a break. However, Malaysian authorities didn't exactly see […]

today19 January 2021

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Uncle Roger has finally spoken up about being labelled a ‘Chinese bootlicker’

Welcome to episode 2 of Uncle Roger vs. The Internet. To refresh your memory, Uncle Roger made a Youtube video with another Youtube personality, Mike Chen (strictlydumpling). However, Uncle Roger swiftly removed the video and issued an apology after his Chinese audience brought up that Chen is an avid critic of the Chinese government. IMAGE: TwitterChaos ensued shortly after when social media slammed Uncle Roger for "pandering" to the Chinese […]

today18 January 2021

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Malaysia’s Langkawi resort mysteriously went up in flames one night

Langkawi, a go-to vacation spot for Malaysian and international tourists alike, is suffering a huge loss with one of its top hotels ravaged by flames so unexpectedly. The Andaman, a luxury hotel, lost most of its original structure after one part of the building set ablaze two separate times within one day. The Andaman is beloved amongst locals as a holiday destination. Its known for its lush greenery, quiet setting, […]

today15 January 2021

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3 in 4 recovered COVID-19 patients suffer from symptoms 6 months later

The draining symptoms of COVID-19 can last way past the regular course of the disease for many recovered patients. According to research, 3 out of 4 patients still suffer with at least one symptom 6 months after contracting the virus. The most common symptoms retained are fatigue and muscle weakness. A study carried out by Jin Yin-tan Hospital in Wuhan found that 63 percent of 1,733 patients stated that they […]

today15 January 2021

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South Korean police are hunting down Malaysian woman for stealing US$13 million from casino

Police in South Korea are looking everywhere for any leads with regards to the disappearance of at least US$13 million dollars in cash from The Landing Casino, Jeju Island. The main suspect? A Malaysian woman who went missing just as mysteriously as the large sum of cash disappeared from Jeju Shinhwa World resort, a popular tourist destination. Jeju Shinhwa World is one of the largest resorts on Jeju Island, South […]

today14 January 2021

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Uncle Roger gets slammed for pandering to China’s government

The widely adored comedian Nigel Ng, also known as Uncle Roger, has recently apologized to his Chinese fans and deleted a video of him with YouTube star, Mike Chen (strictlydumpling) who criticized China. The two YouTube users collaborated on a video recently, but Ng promptly removed the video after receiving backlash from China's Twitter, Weibo. Chen has never been shy about voicing his opinions on the Chinese administration. His criticism […]

today13 January 2021

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These are the economic sectors allowed to run during Malaysia’s second MCO

The past 24 hours for Malaysians have been chaotic, to say the least. With a fresh Movement Control Order (MCO) and a surprise emergency declaration, I'm just even more confused than I was before. A recent statement from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) attempted to shed some light on the confusion. "As a result of continuous engagements and constructive consultations ... MITI has formulated a set of […]

today12 January 2021

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28,000 Malaysians are now homeless because of floods. Here’s how you can help.

Plenty of Malaysians across the east coast have been forced to evacuate their homes over the last few days due to flooding caused by the monsoon season. The extremely heavy rains in Malaysia have dehomed up to 28,000 people with at least 4 dead in the east coast states of Johor, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, and Terengganu. It is common for flooding to hit Malaysia's east coast during the rainy season […]

today8 January 2021

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Malaysian hospitals are swamped. Here’s how to home quarantine effectively.

If you're reading this, chances are you're someone who's tested positive for COVID-19, awaiting your test results, or you're just concerned for a friend or family member. All of those things are fine but even if you don't fall into the categories above, it's still important to be informed because the pandemic is very much a part of our reality now. IMAGE: New Straits TimesWith the Malaysian Ministry of Health […]

today8 January 2021