Malaysia morning news for April 14

Malaysia morning news for April 14

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia reports 134 new coronavirus cases, one new death
A total of 134 Covid-19 positive cases were reported today, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 4,817. One more fatality raised the death toll to 77.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian senator builds solar-powered buggy while under home quarantine for COVID-19
Stuck in a 14-day home quarantine, rural empowerment activist Adrian Banie Lasimbang decided to take advantage of the enforced isolation and come up with a working prototype of a solar-powered, electric buggy in the past two weeks.
— CNA

Petronas provides food aid to ease burden of 800 families
Petronas has reached out to 800 deserving families through a special initiative, the Sentuhan Kasih Covid-19 programme, by providing food aid to the B40 community in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu and Kelantan to ease their burden during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
— The Borneo Post

RM1.1 billion interest-free loan for SMEs
The State government has allocated RM1.1 billion in interest-free loan to small medium enterprises (SMEs), in its effort to cushion the effect of the movement control order (MCO) on the economy.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Miti to take up to five days to process MCO business operation applications
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) will take up to five days to process the Movement Control Order (MCO) business operation applications.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia claims 47% recovery from COVID-19
A Malaysian health official said the number of people discharged from hospitals exceeds the number of fresh cases.
— AA

FAQ on movement control order to Miti
The following frequently asked questions (FAQ) on movement control order to the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Nestle, PNB contribute to Covid-19 relief efforts
Nestle Malaysia Bhd has pleged to support over 200,000 Malaysians through its RM15 million investment into vatrious Covid-19 initiatives, channelled through its “Nestlé Cares” umbrella, as well as through specific initiatives supported by its different brands.
— The Sun Daily

International Construction Week postponed to next year
Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia will postpone the International Construction Week (ICW), scheduled on June 23-25 this year, to 2021 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia cuts crude palm oil export duty for May to 4.5%
Malaysia has reduced its export duty on crude palm oil to 4.5% for May from 5% in April, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board said on Monday, citing the national customs department.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Malaysia can follow the example of China, says M’sian ambassador
Malaysia can follow the example of China in containing Covid-19, said Malaysian ambassador to China, Raja Datuk Nushirwan Zainal Abidin (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s manufacturing sales up 7.0% in Feb 2020
Malaysia’s manufacturing sales grew 7.0% in February 2020 to RM110.6 billion from RM103.4 billion a year ago, attributed to increase in petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products (9.4%), food, beverages & tobacco products (7.2%) and electrical & electronics products (5.5%).
— The Sun Daily

IPI grew 5.8% in February 2020
Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew 5.8% in February 2020, compared to the same month of the previous year driven by increase of the index in all sectors, led by electricity (6.8%), mining (6.1%) and manufacturing (5.6%).
— The Sun Daily

Law firms instructed to remain closed during MCO: Malaysian Bar
The Malaysian Bar said today that it was contacted by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, requesting for law firms to be closed during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

Health DG: Malaysia doing well, Covid-19 cases lesser than expert projections
As April reaches its midpoint, the Health Ministry says Malaysia has been doing better than predicted in managing the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Star Online

Covid-19 sub-clusters found in Kuantan traced to index patient’s Bali travel history
KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — The Health Ministry said today it has detected two new Covid-19 sub-clusters in Kuantan, Pahang linked to an index patient with a travel history to Bali, Indonesia. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah…
— Malay Mail

Six people lose almost RM300,000 after downloading app sent by syndicate
Six people lost their savings after they downloaded an application sent by an online syndicate.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak records seven new Covid-19 cases today
Sarawak today recorded another seven more Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 348 since the first case was registered on March 13, state Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Karim Rahman Hamzah said today.
— Malay Mail

Appreciation for frontliners pours in from Malaysians abroad
Malaysia’s efficiency in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and having a proper quarantine management system for Malaysians from abroad have touched many hearts.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia says company, group CEO not linked to fictitious ‘Tony Fernandes Foundation’
The Tony Fernandes Foundation is not linked to AirAsia or its group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, said AirAsia today.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak to appeal against two-week suspension of flights from Peninsula
The Sarawak government is appealing to the federal Transport Ministry to allow airline companies to operate flights between the state and Peninsular Malaysia at a minimum.
— The Borneo Post

Default rates to rise due to recessions
Moody’s Investors Service expects the global default rate to rise to 10.6 per cent at end-2020 and edge higher to 11.3 per cent by end-March 2021 compared with the March 2020 level of 3.5 per cent.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Najib’s 1MDB trial postponed to April 29
The high-profile trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pix) who is facing corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.3 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds has been postponed again.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry, UTM collaborate on three projects for Covid-19 care
The Health Ministry and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) are collaborating on a new prototype ventilator device, which will serve as a backup measure in the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Police: Six people lose almost RM300,000 in total after downloading app sent by scammers
Six people lost their savings after they downloaded an application sent by an online syndicate.
— Malay Mail

Minister: No illegal entry of foreigners detected along borders
Authorities have not detected any illegal entry of foreigners along the country’s borders, including via “jalan tikus” (uncharted routes) to date, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.
— Malay Mail

No illegal entry of foreigners detected along borders – Ismail Sabri
Authorities have not detected any illegal entry of immigrants along the country’s borders, including via “jalan tikus” (uncharted routes) during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to date.
— The Borneo Post

CIDB postpones International Construction Week in light of Covid-19
The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) will postpone the International Construction Week (ICW) scheduled for June 23 to 25 to next year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

Uggah: Sarawak govt chips in to make Rubber Production Incentive more attractive
Sarawak has decided to compliment the Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM) in its Rubber Production Incentive to rubber smallholders for better selling prices.
— The Borneo Post

Muhyiddin to join Special Asean & Asean+3 Summit on Covid-19 via video conference Tuesday
Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) will be participating at the Special Asean Summit on Covid-19 via video conference tomorrow morning (April 14).
— The Sun Daily

Global supply chain disruptions to intensify but Malaysian manufacturers to benefit
The global supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to intensify further, but Malaysia’s manufacturing sector in particular is expected to be a beneficiary from this, according to Wong & Partners corporate, commercial and securities partner, Brian Chia.
— The Sun Daily

MDT Innovations sees silver lining amid Covid-19 pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent movement control order (MCO) have left many businesses struggling to survive, but MDT Innovations Sdn Bhd views the situation as an opportunity to reinvent itself and embrace the “new norm”.
— The Sun Daily

App innovation in Malaysia during tough times
Many techpreneurs are seeing their start-ups fall, and techies are back at the drawing board, thinking up the next big thing.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: List of fake news on social media as of 9am, April 12 – KKMM
The following is the morning update from the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) Quick Response Team on countering fake news on Covid-19 on social media.
— The Sun Daily

Food, face masks for 4,000 in Asajaya
A total of 4,000 people in Asajaya have received food and face masks under the Sarawakku Sayang Aid Package through the local District Office.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Finance Ministry: One-off RM200 IPT aid extended to Form 6, diploma students
The RM200 one-off payment for full-time students at higher institutions of learning (IPTs) announced under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package on March 27 will be extended to include Form Six, Diploma.
— Malay Mail

Too risky to allow barbershops, salons to reopen so soon, Sarawak minister says
Sarawak minister Datuk Sri Fatimah Abdullah today cautioned against allowing barbershops, hair salons and laundry service to reopen for business in Sarawak during the extended movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Malaysian Rubber Board to probe source of Sungai Meru pollution
The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) through its Inspectorate and Enforcement Unit will work with the Department of Environment (DOE) to conduct a detailed investigation to identify the source of pollution in Sungai Meru, here.
— Malay Mail

Elderly woman dies alone in Malaysia, family in Singapore struggles with funeral arrangements amid COVID-19 restrictions
A family with roots in both Singapore and Malaysia found itself at a loss, after an adopted grandaunt died alone in her Johor Bahru home over the weekend.
— CNA

COVID-19: Malaysia left with 2 weeks worth of personal protective equipment for hospitals
There are only two weeks worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) supply left to be distributed to all hospitals in Malaysia, the country’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (Apr 13).
— CNA

One-off RM200 IPT aid extended to Form 6, diploma students
The RM200 one-off payment for full-time students at higher institutions of learning (IPTs) announced under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package on March 27 will be extended to include Form Six, Diploma and equivalent students.
— The Sun Daily

Hair salons, barbers and optometrists no longer allowed to operate during Malaysia’s extended movement control order
Hair salons, barbers and optometrists in Malaysia will no longer be allowed to operate during the extension period of the movement control order (MCO), said Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yakoob on Monday (Apr 13).
— CNA

Fake news: MCMC records ex-deputy minister’s statement
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has recorded a statement of a former deputy minister with regards to a clip video posted on Facebook claiming that there was an out of control situation at the.
— Malay Mail

‘Medibot’ to do rounds on Malaysian COVID-19 wards
Malaysian scientists have created a barrel-shaped robot on wheels that they hope will make the rounds on hospital wards to check on coronavirus patients, reducing health workers’ risk of infection.
— CNA

Rosmah’s solar project corruption trial scheduled to resume on april 29, 30
The corruption trial of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (pix) concerning a RM1.25 billion project to install solar energy systems in 369 schools in Sarawak, is scheduled to resume on April 29 and 30 at the High Court here.
— The Sun Daily

Drug pushers still operating despite heavy police presence
Even with heavy police presence in ongoing movement control order (MCO), drug pushers do not appear to be deterred in distributing narcotics.
— The Sun Daily

Centexs Technology unveils Covid Buster, first disinfection tunnel in Sarawak
Centexs Technology rolls out their first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) prevention and disinfection tunnel, also known as the Covid Buster C-Mosh Sanitiser (Covid Buster), in the fight against Covid-19 in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

81 Malaysians stranded in Sri Lanka to return home tomorrow
Eighty-one Malaysians who were stranded in Sri Lanka are expected to return home tomorrow, said Wisma Putra.
— The Sun Daily

Sign language interpreters attract attention during Covid-19 live telecasts
Ever since the Movement Control Order (MCO) effective March 18 was announced, Malaysians have been on the alert for the daily live press conferences on the Covid-19 situation in the country, aired on television.
— The Borneo Post

Introduce guidelines, rules for raya gatherings if MCO lifted
Even if the movement control order (MCO) is lifted before the Hari Raya festive season, the government must put in place measures to ensure the Covid-19 virus does not spread beyond control during this period.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign net selling on Bursa slows to RM326m last week
International investors sold RM326.0 million net of local equities last week compared to the RM486.0 million net disposed in the preceding week.
— The Sun Daily

EPF extends April contribution payment date
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has extended the date for employers to remit their mandatory contribution for the salary month of March 2020 (April contributions) to April 24, from April 15, 2020, in light of the ongoing movement control order and its subsequent impact on business activities in the country.
— The Sun Daily

RM6 mln to upgrade Pitas road – Peter
Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony yesterday announced RM6 million allocation to upgrade Jalan Salimpodon Darat, here.
— The Borneo Post

Water, electricity providers can work
All companies or contractors providing water and electricity supplies are allowed to work during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SDMC urges those identified as having had close contact with Covid-19 positive cases to report to screening centres
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is urging those who have been identified to have had close contact with Covid-19 positive cases to come and report themselves to the nearest screening centres.
— The Borneo Post

 

 

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