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Ebrahim Harris

Fashion masks a hit as Indonesians, Malaysians seek style in safety

26 Jun 2020

JAKARTA/SHAH ALAM, Malaysia With no sign of the global coronavirus threat easing anytime soon, protective masks are fast becoming fashion accessories for Indonesians and Malaysians keen to add some style and humour to healthwear essentials.

Malaysia resumes travel, haircuts and retail therapy as coronavirus curbs ease

10 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Hair salons and shopping malls reopened, traffic jams returned and interstate travel resumed in Malaysia on Wednesday in a further easing of coronavirus restrictions to revive an economy hard hit by the pandemic.

'A sad mood': Muslim doctor in Malaysia spends Eid in hospital amid pandemic

24 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian doctor Muhammad Syahidd Al-Hatim was used to being away from his family on Eid al-Fitr, having spent the past two years celebrating the end of the holy Ramadan fasting month at Kuala Lumpur Hospital where he works.

For Malaysian schoolgirl, homework is sewing PPE gowns to help beat coronavirus

11 May 2020

SEREMBAN, Malaysia For a nine-year-old Malaysian schoolgirl, the new coronavirus was hard to fathom. But Nur Afia Qistina Zamzuri knew one thing for sure: It was dangerous.

Commuters stream to work as Malaysia lifts coronavirus curbs on movement

04 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 Thousands of Malaysians joined the morning rush hour on Monday as the government eased curbs on movement and businesses for the first time in six weeks, looking to restart an economy racked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ramadan bazaars go digital in Southeast Asia amid pandemic

28 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR For 15 years, Siti Zabedah Abdul Wahab's family food business has opened for one month a year, selling murtabak, a pan-fried bread stuffed with meat, at Malaysia's popular Ramadan bazaars.

Ramadan bazaars go digital in Southeast Asia amid pandemic

28 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 For 15 years, Siti Zabedah Abdul Wahab's family food business has opened for one month a year, selling murtabak, a pan-fried bread stuffed with meat, at Malaysia's popular Ramadan bazaars.

Malaysians send 3D-printed masks, meals to front-line coronavirus medics

03 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR From 3D-printed protective face shields to meal deliveries, Malaysian volunteer groups are stepping up to help medical workers on the front line of the campaign against the coronavirus.

Coronavirus surges across Southeast Asia as Malaysia warns of 'tsunami' of cases

18 Mar 2020

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR Coronavirus infections surged across Southeast Asia on Wednesday with Indonesia's death toll jumping from five to 19 and Malaysia warning of "a tsunami" of cases if people did not follow new restrictions on movement.

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