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August 10, 2018 12:25 PM Downward trend in HFMD cases: Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA: The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases nationwide showed a downward trend over the last two days, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said 710 HFMD cases were reported nationwide yesterday, involving the closure of three nurseries, 10 kindergartens/pre-schools and several classes in five schools. "It is hoped that the HFMD cases 42

August 10, 2018 6:55 AM Nomura cautious on local stock market on possible macro risks, regime change

KUALA LUMPUR: Nomura, which has set end-2018 FBM KLCI target at 1,830 points, remains neutral on Malaysia's stock market, citing that macro risks and regime change may weigh on the country's equity market performance this year. However, its head of Malaysia Equity Research Tushar Mohata said at a media briefing today that possible upside would be premised 81

August 8, 2018 9:41 AM Firebrand Sri Lankan monk sentenced to rigorous imprisonment

COLOMBO: A firebrand Buddhist monk was sentenced to six years' rigorous imprisonment in Sri Lanka on Wednesday for contempt of court. Galagodaatte Gnanasara had already been sentenced to six months in June for intimidating a woman, whose cartoonist husband was abducted by the military, during a trial two years ago. The Court of Appeal handed down Wednesday's 87

August 8, 2018 9:24 AM MOH reminds public not to be misled by HFMD/flu spray

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health (MOH) reminded members of the public to be wary of the claim that an anti-HFMD/flu spray under the brand name Thymos is able to provide full protection against the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and Influenza A viruses. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the product is made of activated 35

August 6, 2018 11:33 PM England cricketer Stokes mocked gay couple before brawl, court told

BRISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple's "camp behaviour" before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday. Stokes – on trial for alleged affray – acted in "revenge, retaliation or punishment" and was involved in a "sustained episode of significant violence" 85

August 6, 2018 12:35 PM 2,380 students affected by HFMD: Education Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 2,380 pupils from 950 schools have been affected by the Hand, Foot and Mouth (HFMD) disease as of yesterday (Aug 5). The Education Ministry in a statement today said that 149 regular classes, 65 pre-school classes and five schools had been ordered closed by the Ministry of Health under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 39

August 4, 2018 8:26 AM T'gganu Health Dept refutes claims HFMD detected at supermarkets

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Health Department has denied issuing a statement claiming the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus had been detected at a few supermarkets in the state. Its director, Dr Mohammad Omar, said the rumours spreading on social media was not true and the department regretted the irresponsible act. "The public is advised 31

August 3, 2018 5:36 AM HFMD forces closure of preschool in Seremban

SEREMBAN: A preschool in Negri Sembilan has been ordered to close in view of the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), raising to five the number of educational institutions shut down as of today in the state. State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan said today the preschool was Sekolah Kebangsaan Seremban 25

August 1, 2018 8:48 AM Zanu-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud. EU observers are due to give their preliminary report on Zimbabwe's election later Wednesday, two days after the vote — the first ballot 83

July 31, 2018 3:33 AM Action to be taken against child care centres, premises with high HFMD cases

KUALA LUMPUR: Action will be taken against premises that record a high number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. He said no actions have been taken so far, but the ministry would act against these premises, especially child care centres. "On the aspect of taking down statistics and numbers, we have to record 30