COVID-19: Upward Trend With 1,889 New Cases Recorded in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — The number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has continued to show an upward trend in the last two days, with 1,889 cases recorded today compared with 1,767 cases Tuesday. Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the latest developments brought the cumulative number…

India’s Monthly Palm Oil Imports From Malaysia Rise 50 Per Cent

By Shakir Husain NEW DELHI, April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — India’s palm oil imports from Malaysia rose 50 per cent in March compared with February’s volumes as the country’s monthly overall edible imports grew. Latest data from Mumbai-based trade group Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) showed Indian imports of palm oil from…

Another Muted Songkran As Thailand Battles Against COVID-19

By Linda Khoo Hui Li BANGKOK, April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — A statue of Ronald McDonald offering Thai traditional ‘wai’ greetings stands outside a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant at Khaosan Road in Thai capital. Inside, however, the fast-food outlet is temporarily closed. It was Tuesday, the first day of Songkran – traditional…

Dr Mahathir Still Hopeful War Will Be Criminalised

By V.Sankara Subramaniam PUTRAJAYA, April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — For Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his dream to criminalise war is yet to be realised but he is now too preoccupied to continue with his original goal of making wars of aggression a crime against humanity. “When I was the prime minister…

51 Killed In Violent Incidents In 24 Hours In Afghanistan: Monitor Group

KABUL, Apr 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) – At least 51 people were killed, in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan, in the past 24 hours, according to a local independent war monitoring group today. “Within the past 24 hours, our team documented 51 deaths, including three civilians, six Afghan National Defence and…

Clinical Trial Approved In Australia For Needle-Free COVID-19 Vaccine

SYDNEY, Apr 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The testing of a potentially needle-free COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in Australia. The vaccine, COVIGEN, is a joint venture between the University of Sydney, a biotechnology company Technovalia, and an alliance of clinical trial centres called Vax4COVID. The DNA-based vaccine will be tested in…

Covid-19: Number of cases across globe up by over 567,000 in past day – WHO

GENEVA, April 14 (NNN-TASS) — More than 567,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 136.29 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin. As of April 13, as many as 136,291,128…

Feature: Pandemic Silences Thai New Year On Tourists-Favoured Street

by Wang Yaguang BANGKOK, Apr 14 (NNN-XINHUA) – Devoid of foreign tourists, the Thai capital’s once-bustling Khaosan Road, looks like a ghost town, lying quiet during the country’s most important annual festival – Songkran. During these days in normal years, the Khaosan Road would be chaotic with people going bananas,…

India Sees New Record Of 184,372 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (NNN-PTI) – A total of 184,372 new COVID-19 cases, and 1,027 deaths, due to the pandemic, were registered across India in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry today. The new figures took the total tally to 13,873,825,…

Singapore’s GDP Grows 0.2 Per Cent In Q1 2021 — MTI’s Advance Estimates

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — The Singapore economy grew by 0.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2021, a turnaround from the 2.4 per cent contraction in the previous quarter. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis, the economy expanded by 2.0 per cent,…
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