Malaysia morning news for April 16

Malaysia morning news for April 16

Malaysia morning newsNew Covid-19 cases plunge to 85, recovery rate now up to 52pc
New coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections have fallen to the lowest since March 14, with just 85 more cases reported today.
— Malay Mail

List of essential services expanded to 15 for MCO Phase 3
The third phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) which came into effect today, has seen the list of essential services been expanded to 15 from only 10 during the second phase.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sabah, Sarawak flights for post-quarantine, transit passengers
Only those who have completed their quarantine and passengers flying in from overseas on transit are allowed to board domestic flights to Sabah and Sarawak, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.
— New Sarawak Tribune

US criticised for handing 1MDB cash to Malaysian government
Malaysian anti-corruption campaigners expressed concern Wednesday (Apr 15) that the United States had returned US$300 million in funds stolen from the scandal-hit 1MDB state fund to an “unelected” government.
— Channel NewsAsia

MCO influencing purchasing trends as more stock up on foods, essentials, and sanitation items, survey shows
As Malaysians cope with the movement control order (MCO) that forced them indoors for most of the day, a research firm has revealed that remaining at home has also influenced the purchasing trend of local consumers.
— Malay Mail

Apply for RM50 mln Micro Credit Scheme, Awang Tengah tells Sarawakian SMEs
SMEs and microentrepreneurs who do not qualify for Bank Negara Malaysia’s Special Relief Fund (SRF) can still apply for the RM50 million Micro Credit Scheme, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian insurance industry to remain resilient, thanks to strong capitalisation
The insurance sector is expected to stay resilient despite the considerable economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the strong capitalisation of insurance players, according to RAM Ratings’ Insurance Insight commentary.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia proposes that Asean draw up post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan
Malaysia has proposed that Asean formulate an economic recovery plan post-Covid-19 that focuses not only on the financial aspects but also on social safety nets, food security and education.
— The Sun Daily

MCO extension depends on advice of MOH – Ismail Sabri
The decision to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) period will depend on the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

MCO extension depends on Health Ministry’s advice: Ismail Sabri
The decision to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) period will depend on the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: One death recorded in Malaysia today, death toll stands at 83
The country recorded one Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) death today, bringing the total to 83, said Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Kuching police approve 3,839 permits for inter-district travel
The district police here have approved a total of 3,839 permits for individuals who need to travel between districts as of yesterday (April 14).
— The Borneo Post

Uggah: Face masks distribution expected to start Friday in Covid-19 red zones
The distribution of two million face masks to Sarawakians under a state initiative against the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to begin this Friday, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Borneo Post

MBSB Bank gives nearly RM1.5m towards Covid-19 efforts
MBSB Bank Berhad has donated over RM1.45 million through various channels to help alleviate the burden of those affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
— Malay Mail

MCO phase 3: List of essential services expanded to 15
The third phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) which came into effect today, has seen the list of essential services been expanded to 15 from only 10 during the second phase.
— The Borneo Post

Stimulus package to leave govt with wider fiscal deficit: Moody’s
While the series of economic stimulus package announced by the government will support domestic demand and economic growth, the package also leaves the government with a wider fiscal deficit at least for 2020, says Moody’s Investors Service.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Only legal services within Green Zones allowed to operate during MCO
Only legal services within Green Zones are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO), according to the guidelines issued by the Prime Minister’s Department’s Legal Affairs Division which was cited by online new portal Malaysiakini.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak rubber smallholders urged to register for PAT-G card
Rubber smallholders in Sarawak have been urged to register for their Rubber Transaction Authorisation Permit (PAT-G) card with the state Agriculture Department or any Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM) office to enable them to benefit from the Rubber Production Incentive (IPG).
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak Energy Berhad blames some power supply trips in rural areas on wild animals
State-owned power supplier Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) today put the blame for some power supply trips in the rural areas on wild animals, especially monkeys, perching on the powerlines.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng discharged after shoulder surgery
Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng has been discharged from hospital following surgery for an injury.
— Malay Mail

S’wak timber export declines first quarter of 2020 due to Covid-19, market shifting to higher value products
Sarawak recorded a decline of 11 per cent in its timber industry for January to March 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to a statement from Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) general manager Hashim Bojet.
— The Borneo Post

KTS allocates RM8 million to help combat Covid-19 (Video)
KTS Group has allocated RM8 million to lend a helping hand in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

Petronas’ US$6b bond oversubscribed by 6.2 times
Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (PETRONAS) US$6 billion multi-tranche senior bond offering was oversubscribed by 6.2 times, reflecting the market’s confidence in the oil and gas firm’s credit strength which was recently affirmed at A2 by Moody’s and A- by S&P, both with stable outlooks.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia says welcome OPEC+ pact to cut crude oil output
Malaysia has agreed to cut its crude oil production by 136,000 bpd for May and June despite being a small producer and net importer of oil, its minister in charge of economic affairs said on Wednesday.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Health Ministry says disinfection box, tunnel not effective
There is no evidence that the use of disinfection box, chamber or tunnel is effective in curbing the spread of Covid-19, says the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

Govt converts prison academies into detention centres for MCO flouters
A total of 13 prison academies nationwide will be converted into detention centres to accommodate those who violate the movement control order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Cases breach 5,000-mark, but fewest new cases since March 14
Malaysia recorded 85 new Covid-19 cases, the first time since March 14 that the country recorded fewer than 100 cases in a 24-hour span.
— The Star Online

E-bazaar given thumbs up, but only for delivery
The government has finally agreed to allow e-bazaars to operate during the month of Ramadan, although this will only be limited to home deliveries.
— The Sun Daily

Serba Dinamik bags RM7.71 bln Abu Dhabi construction job
Serba Dinamik International Ltd (SDIL), a wholly-owned unit of Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd, has bagged a RM7.71 billion construction contract in Abu Dhabi.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Covid-19: Embassy of Yemen contributes face masks and gloves to Immigration Department
The Embassy of Yemen in Malaysia recently contributed 20,000 face masks and 20,000 gloves to the Immigration Department of Malaysia as part of the measures in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Only e-bazaars allowed during Ramadan for the time being, says Malaysian senior minister
The Malaysian Cabinet has only given its nod to e-bazaars during the fasting month for now, where orders will be placed online for food to be delivered to doorsteps, said Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— CNA

Proposed drive-thru and pick up Ramadan e-bazaar to be scrutinised
The proposal to have Ramadan e-bazaar to be implemented this year using the concept of ‘drive-thru and pick-up’ will be scrutinised, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Minister explains KL passenger flights to Sabah, Sarawak resumed for those who cleared Covid-19 quarantine
Domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sabah and Sarawak were resumed to allow for those who tested negative for Covid-19 after a 14-day quarantine or those flying in from abroad to be able to return to their home state,
— Malay Mail

Dr Teo urges state govt to waive assessment rates, rental fees for small businesses for 6 months
Miri MP Dr Micheal Teo Yu Keng has called on the state government to waive six months worth of assessment rates and hawker stall rental fees by the local councils in the state to enable small businesses survive the economic fallout due to Covid-19 and the resulting Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post

Indonesian netizens praise Malaysia’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
Netizens in Indonesia have commended the Malaysian government’s move in helping the people whose income have been affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO), in efforts to contain Covid-19 in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Chief minister: No new Covid-19 clusters in Penang during phase two of MCO
Penang did not record any new Covid-19 clusters during the second phase of the movement control Order (MCO), said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Johor MB says setting up economic advisory committee
The Johor government will set up an economic advisory committee to formulate and recommend economic reform plans to facilitate post-Covid-19 recovery efforts in the state.
— Malay Mail

Minister: IGP’s remarks on MCO until June just personal view, decision to extend still hinges on MOH
Malaysia’s top cop’s remarks yesterday that the movement control order (MCO) could possibly be extended to June is just his personal opinion, as the government’s decision whether to extend such an order would depend.
— Malay Mail

Bank Mualamat temporarily closes HQ, branch in Jalan Melaka
Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd (BMMB) has temporarily closed its headquarters and branch in Jalan Melaka in the capital following the government’s decision to place the Masjid India area under the Enhanced Movement Control (EMCO) beginning Tuesday.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: MCO offenders to be housed in correctional academies to prevent prison overcrowding; normal jail rules apply
The Malaysia Prison Department’s correctional academies will be gazetted as new detention centres for those who breach the movement control order (MCO), in a bid to prevent overcrowding of prisons, Senior Minister Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Johor electronics factory ordered to temporarily shut for contravening MCO regulations (VIDEO)
An electronics factory at the Dewani Industrial Park in Tebrau here has been ordered to temporarily close by the authorities for not adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Move to help suffering foreign workers stopped in its tracks
A move by some local residents to help foreign workers with food and other essentials was stopped by a staff of a housing developer who ordered the residents to leave the site.
— The Sun Daily

Yayasan Hasanah, MOF launches HSG2020 to combat Covid-19
Yayasan Hasanah and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) today launched the Hasanah Special Grant 2020 (HSG2020) in response to the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package to combat Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian police arrest Singaporean couple during drugs raid in Johor
Malaysian police arrested a Singaporean couple and seized drugs worth about RM41,000 (S$13,397) during a raid at a condominium in Danga Bay on Monday (Apr 13).
— CNA

Worse to come for Malaysia’s unemployment numbers
While Malaysia’s February unemployment figure of 3.3% is only marginally higher than the 3.2% seen in January, experts believe the number will increase going forward.
— The Sun Daily

Easing of regulations softens economic shock but increases risks to banks: Moody’s
The relaxation of regulations will soften the ensuing economic shock from Covid-19, but would also increase risks for banks, said Moody’s Investors Service.
— The Sun Daily

Slower trade, economic activity will have significant impact on services sector
Growth in the services sector in the first quarter is expected to be impacted significantly by declines in the transport & storage and wholesale & retail trade sub-sectors given the lower business/economic activity and declining trade volume.
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Shop assistant regrets rash action, apologises for insulting police
A shop assistant who was sentenced to three months’ jail and a fine of RM10,000 for insulting the police on social media in relation to the movement control order (MCO) to curb Covid-19, today apologised to all partie.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: UPSR, PT3 cancelled, SPM, STPM postponed
The Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga (PT3) examinations for standard six and form three students have been cancelled this year, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya says will inform parents two weeks prior to school reopening
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said today it will inform parents two weeks earlier before any move to reopen the schools, as the movement control order (MCO) was extended until April 28.
— Malay Mail

Bukit Aman: Almost 15,000 people arrested nationwide for defying MCO during phases 1 and 2
A total of 14,922 individuals have been detained to date for flouting the movement control order (MCO) enforced nationwide since last month.
— Malay Mail

Energy consumption reeling from Covid-19, MCO
The fallout from COVID-19 has resulted in a significant impact on various sectors across the board, especially energy consumption, as the economy is operating at only about 45 per cent capacity amid the Movement Control Order (MCO) that grips the country.
— The Sun Daily

Yong condemns political meddling in food aid distribution
Pending assemblyman Violet Yong says the RM200,000 which the state government allocated to all 82 state constituencies to purchase food and other essentials for those worst hit by the Movement Control Order (MCO) never reached the DAP Padungan, Pending, Batu Lintang, and Kota Sentosa service centres.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak identifies main Covid-19 cluster
A Good News Fellowship Church cluster contributed the most number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the state, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said today.
— Malay Mail

MCO: Maximum penalties for repeat violators
Police have warned repeat violators of the movement control order (MCO) that they will face the maximum penalties allowed under the law.
— The Sun Daily

Penang to conduct cloud seeding with green light from Met Dept
The Penang state government will conduct cloud seeding operations in the northern region with the assistance of the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET Malaysia), Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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