M'sia on track to exceed vaccination target and other news you may have missed

Kini Roundup
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M'sia on track to exceed vaccination target and other news you may have missed
M'sia on track to exceed vaccination target and other news you may have missed

KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed, in brief.

1. The government revealed that Malaysia has enough Covid-19 vaccine procurement deals in the pipeline to immunise nearly 82.8 percent of its population, above its 70 percent target and below its RM3 billion budget.

2. Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah explained that some countries are able to roll out their Covid-19 immunisation programmes sooner because they had been given a head start by pharmaceutical companies, while Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be among the first to receive it in a bid to reassure the public of its safety.

3. Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen said the state’s Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg won’t be able to fill the shoes of his predecessor Adenan Satem, and this will be on voter’s minds in next year’s state election.

4. Pork sellers at Pasar Jalan Genting Klang cried foul after recent repairs and renovation works left their section of the market still in a state of disrepair.

5. Human Resources Minister M Saravanan has dismissed glovemaker Brightway Holding's denial that its workers were living in squalid conditions in converted shipping containers, saying that enough evidence had been gathered.

6. Three more students have filed lawsuits accusing their teacher of failing to turn up in class to conduct English lessons.

7. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng decried ‘political persecution’ after police called him up for questioning over two press releases he made last year.

8. The Malaysian Bar has called for a new independent body to investigate all custodial deaths after a coroner ruled Thanabalan Subramaniam had died due to police negligence.

9. Penang said it may cancel next year’s Thaipusam procession due to concerns over the pandemic.

10. Malaysia joins a growing list of countries barring entry from the UK following the appearance of a new Covid-19 strain believed to be more transmissible.