World Briefs: KL to discuss fatwa on immunisations

KL to discuss fatwa on immunisations

BALIK PULAU • Malaysia's Health Ministry will discuss with the Islamic authorities a new fatwa (religous edict) to make immunisation and vaccinations compulsory for Muslims, the New Straits Times reported yesterday. The matter was raised amid public anger after two young children died this month because their parents did not immunise them against the highly contagious diphtheria, believing in social media postings that the vaccine contained pig DNA.

Woman drops lawsuit against Cosby

BOSTON • A woman who contends that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1965 withdrew a lawsuit against the comedian last Friday, a day after a federal judge in Massachusetts blocked an effort by the entertainer's attorneys to have the suit dismissed. Ms Kristina Ruehli is one of more than 50 women who have accused Cosby, now 78, of sexually assaulting them.


Baby girl for Johor's Crown Prince

PETALING JAYA • Johor's Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and his wife Che Puan Khaleeda Bustamam have welcomed their first child. The girl is the first grandchild of Sultan Ibrahim Ismail.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 26, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe