Malaysia morning news for April 15

Malaysia morning news for April 15

Malaysia morning news

COVID-19: Malaysia reports 170 new cases, almost 50% recovery rate
Malaysia reported 220 more COVID-19 recoveries on Tuesday (Apr 14) bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,478, almost 50 per cent of the total positive
— Channel News Asia

Malaysia Airlines Operates Repatriation Flights to Egypt, Indonesia and New Zealand
Malaysia Airlines has recently operated several more repatriation flights to Egypt, Indonesia and New Zealand.
— Asia Travel Tips

Petronas contributes sanitising equipment worth RM 24,000
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has contributed RM24,000 worth of sanitising equipment and chemicals to the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) in Sarawak in order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

US returns US$300m of 1MDB funds to Malaysia
The US Justice Department announced on Tuesday (Apr 14) it had sent US$300 million in funds stolen in the 1MDB corruption scandal to the Malaysia government that had been laundered through the global financial system.
— CNA

Malaysian retailers seek ‘force majeure’ bill, more help from government
The Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) has appealed to the government to declare the Covid-19 pandemic as equivalent to a force majeure, and called for the introduction of a Covid-19 bill to offer temporary relief to businesses who are unable to fulfil their contractual obligations, similar to the measures seen in Singapore.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: RMAF despatches A400M to ferry medical, health supplies to Sabah, Sarawak
The Royal Malaysian Air Force today despatched an Airbus A400M to bring much needed medical and health supplies to Sabah and Sarawak for use by frontliners combating the Covid-19 pandemic in the two states.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia sourcing N95 alternatives after US blocks exports, says Dr Noor Hisham
Malaysia is trying to source alternative N95 respirators from China after the US government ordered the manufacturer not to export these any longer, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.
— Malay Mail

Miti: All essential services companies required to reapply for approval letters during MCO phase 3
Companies carrying out essential services that have been approved to operate minimally by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) during phase one and two of the Movement Control Order (MCO) need to obtain new approval letters to operate during phase three of the MCO.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Airlines to fly weekly to Kuching, KK
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will resume its flights from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak on a limited frequency during the Movement Control Order (MCO), a New Straits Times report said.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Transport Ministry overseeing essential travel, cargo flights between Sarawak and KL
The Ministry of Transport together with its federal counterpart will continue to monitor and ensure that there is no interruption of passengers and cargo flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sarawak, said its minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Almost 50% of patients recovered
Malaysia has recorded good progress in its fight against Covid-19, with the number of fully recovered patients who have been discharged so far rising to 2,478, or 49.7 per cent of the cumulative total of positive cases.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah plantations urged to cooperate with Wildlife Dept to prevent elephant deaths
All palm oil plantations within the range of elephant herds must cooperate with the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) in order to avoid elephant deaths as a result of possible poisoning.
— The Sun Daily

EPF launches hassle-free online facility for i-Lestari withdrawal
Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members can now apply for i-Lestari (Account 2 withdrawal) via the newly launched, hassle-free i-Lestari online facility.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: 15 new positive cases recorded in Sarawak, total at 363
Sarawak today recorded 15 new positive cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total number of positive cases to 363 since the first positive case was reported on March 13.
— The Borneo Post

S’wak appoints taskforces led by medical experts to combat Covid-19
Sarawak has appointed four taskforces headed by medical experts to strengthen efforts to combat Covid-19 in the state.
— The Star Online

FT Ministry sets up RM1m special fund for the homeless
The Federal Territories Ministry will set up a special fund of RM1 million to look after the welfare of homeless people in the capital.
— Malay Mail

Government to enforce MCO maximum price scheme starting tomorrow – Ismail Sabri
The government will impose the Movement Control Order (MCO) Maximum Price Scheme from tomorrow until April 28, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Senior minister: 271 investigations on Covid-19 ‘fake news’, even for deleted posts
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said that 271 investigation papers have been opened against individuals alleged to have been spreading fake news on the Covid-19 outbreak, and warned about severe.
— Malay Mail

KKMM debunks 167 fake news on Covid-19 so far
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) Quick Response Team has debunked 167 fake news related to Covid-19 as of today, according to KKMM deputy director-general (Strategic Communication and Creative Industry) Shakib Ahmad Shakir.
— The Sun Daily

IMF approves debt relief for 25 countries
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved immediate debt service relief for 25 countries to help them address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Anadolu Agency reported.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MCO maximum price scheme to begin tomorrow
The government will impose the Movement Control Order (MCO) Maximum Price Scheme from tomorrow until April 28, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MGS yields charts a sharp rise in March due to pandemic fears
Malaysian government securities’ (MGS) yield rose sharply from early to mid-March as the erosion in risk sentiment due to the Covid-19 pandemic dominated trade, according to Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC).
— The Sun Daily

IOI Properties unveils changes to its board and top management
IOI Properties Group Bhd’s CEO, Lee Yeow Seng (pix) has been redesignated as executive vice chairman and Datuk Voon Tin Yow will be taking the vacated CEO position, with both appointments coming into effect on April 15, 2020.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: 1,374 MCO violators detained, 931 people slapped with compound notices
The police detained 1,374 people during nationwide roadblocks, with 931 served with compound notices, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.
— Malay Mail

BNM doesn’t select random individuals to test app
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said that it would not select random individuals to beta test its mobile application or system.
— The Sun Daily

Finance Ministry: Up to 8.3 million approvals for BPN aid as of April 12
The Ministry of Finance has approved up to 8.3 million applications for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) aid up until two days ago, with RM4.9 billion having already been disbursed to over six million recipients.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Five states, one Federal Territory maintain zero increase of cases as Malaysia enters final day of MCO phase two
Five states and one Federal Territory have maintained their status quo in terms of recorded Covid-19 cases as Malaysia enters the final day of phase two of the expanded movement control order (MCO), the latest Health.
— Malay Mail

Divorced parents urged to be more tolerant during MCO
Divorced couples need to be more tolerant in exercising custody and visitation rights of their children especially during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, said Malaysian Syariah Judicial Department (JKSM) director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Deleting fake news, apologising will not get you off the hook, says Ismail Sabri
Deleting fake news posts about Covid-19 on social media and then apologising will not get you off the hook.
— The Borneo Post

No compound but arrest awaits MCO violators
Beginning tomorrow, those who violate the Movement Control Order (MCO) which enters its third phase will no longer be issued with compound notice by police, but instead, they will be arrested and charged in court.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Gradually ease business restrictions during MCO, urges economist
The resumption of certain industries and businesses during the movement control order (MCO) would ensure the continuation of economic activities within the country while cushioning the impact post Covid-19, says a prominent economist.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians adapting to the new normal
A new survey by theSun marketing team shows that Malaysians are coping fairly well with the movement control order (MCO) but only where it does not cause personal inconveniences.
— The Sun Daily

Feb unemployment rate increases to 3.3%
The unemployment rate in February 2020 increased to 3.3% as compared to 3.2% in January 2020, according figures by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.C
— The Sun Daily

TM deploys 5G base stations at two Covid-19 quarantine centres
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has deployed its 5G base stations at two Covid-19 quarantine centres, namely, Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang and Institut Latihan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia in Sungai Buloh, for frontliners, medical teams and patients to enjoy mobile broadband services over 5G connectivity.
— The Sun Daily

Delivery rider finds drugs in food packet
A delivery rider has lodged a police report after finding two packets of drugs, believed to be ganja, in his customer’s food packet.  Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe said the 31-year-old rider was.
— Malay Mail

Konsortium Transnasional slips into PN17 status
PETALING JAYAL Konsortium Transnasional Bhd (KTB) has triggered the PN17 status criteria after its auditors highlighted a material uncertainty related to going concern on the company’s ability to continue.
— The Sun Daily

Approvals to operate during first and second phase of MCO applicable to third phase
Approvals given to companies to operate during the first and second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) are also valid for the third phase which begins tomorrow until April 28, according to the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) said today.
— The Sun Daily

UUM offers RM100k for research on Covid-19
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has taken the initiative to offer RM100,000 in funding for its academic staff to conduct high impact research on the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

69 pct of measures under Prihatin package implemented until April 12 – Tengku Zafrul
The government has implemented six of the 10 main measures under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) worth RM180 billion, or 69 per cent, of the whole package, until April 12, 2020, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.
— The Borneo Post

 

 

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