Malaysian regions under lockdown as nation faces emergency rule Jan 14, 2021 0 157 12345 Bangkok: A two-week lockdown affecting Malaysia’s commercial and administrative heartlands began on Wednesday, the day after authorities imposed a nationwide state of emergency.Local television news reports showed lighter-than-usual traffic and footfall in Kuala Lumpur, the commercial capital, where people have been told to stay at home unless shopping for essential goods or commuting to work.The six regions locked down for the next two weeks are home to around 55 percent of the country’s 32 million people, where economic output makes up around 65 percent of gross domestic product. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Israeli air strikes kill 40 pro-govt fighters in Syria Jan 14, 2021 0 1191 Indonesia starts mass vaccination campaign with Chinese Covid-19 jab Jan 14, 2021 0 330 Iran launches sea manoeuvres in Gulf Jan 14, 2021 0 42 Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year: Health ministry Kabul: - Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa. They died due to respiratory and heart diseases which are considered to be caused by air pollution, Ministry .. Indonesia resumes search for cockpit voice recorder after jet crash Jakarta: Search teams resumed efforts on Wednesday to find the cockpit voice recorder and bodies from an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed over the weekend with 62 people on board. Navy divers on Tuesday retrieved .. Kuwait’s govt ministers resign amid tension with parliament dpa Kuwait City Kuwait’s government ministers on Tuesday submitted their resignation to the Gulf country’s prime minister, Sabah al-Khalid, amid tension with parliament, the official Kuna news agency reported. Kuna .. Israel strikes Hamas posts in response to Gaza gunfire Tel Aviv/Gaza City - The Israeli army exchanged fire with Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after shots were fired at a military vehicle adjacent to the security fence. In response, an Israeli tank ..