Malaysia morning news for April 17

Malaysia morning news for April 17

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia reports 110 new coronavirus cases with one new death
Malaysia reported 110 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, raising the cumulative total to 5,182.
— The Sun Daily

Miti revokes approvals given to four companies to operate during MCO: Azmin
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MIiti) has revoked the approvals given to four companies to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period after they were found to have violated the prescribed conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian economy resilient in 2019, boosted by domestic, private sectors
The Malaysian economy continued to be resilient in 2019, upheld by sustained strength in domestic private sector activities amidst a challenging external environment, Securities Commission (SC) said in its 2019 Annual Report.
— New Sarawak Tribune

India agrees to sell hydroxychloroquine to Malaysia to help fight Covid-19
India has agreed to sell hydroxychloroquine tablets to Malaysia for use in the treatment of Covid-19 patients, Deputy Foreign Minister Kamarudin Jaffartold Reuters on Wednesday (April 15), with New Delhi partially lifting its bar on exports of the anti-malarial drug.
— The Star Online

MBSB contributes RM1.5m in support of Covid-19 relief efforts
MBSB Bank Bhd has contributed over RM1.45 million to various philanthropic channels in Covid-19 relief efforts, to be used to distribute food supplies, purchase respiratory equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).
— The Sun Daily

Chinese ship seen moving south near Malaysia amid rising S. China Sea tensions
A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia, shipping data showed today, amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South.
— Malay Mail

CIMB partners NGOs to accelerate Covid-19 contributions
CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd are collaborating with 10 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with strong grassroot expertise to help connect to the underserved local communities and frontliners, in response to urgent needs that the crisis has generated.
— The Sun Daily

More students from religious schools expected to test positive for COVID-19, says Malaysian health ministry
The Malaysian Health Ministry said on Thursday (Apr 16) that more students from religious schools are expected to test positive for COVID-19.
— CNA

Covid-19: 207 Malaysians in Australia have returned home
A total of 207 Malaysians in Australia have returned home via commercial flights, said Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia Datuk Sudha Devi KR Vasudevan.
— Malay Mail

FAM organises one-day online football tournament
A RM1,000 cash prize and the chance to compete in an international eSports competition awaits the winner of the inaugural edition of the one-day Malaysia National eChallenge Tournament tomorrow.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Tall order, but it’s possible for Malaysia to achieve 9% GDP growth in 2021: Economists
A 9% gross domestic product (GDP) growth for Malaysia in 2021 is achievable assuming the absence of a crisis and movement control order (MCO) effects, according to economists.
— The Sun Daily

Uggah: State govt will allow economic activities in green zones during phase 3 of MCO
The Sarawak government will allow economic activities to be carried out in green zones across the state during the third phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO), said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Borneo Post

Heineken Malaysia continues engagement with govt on resuming limited ops
Heineken Malaysia Bhd continues to engage with the government on the matter of resuming limited operations with minimal number of essential staff as and when this is possible.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak DCM: Internet centres can open in green zones provided workers are also from the same area
Internet centres in green zones in Sarawak will be allowed to operate as long as their workers are from within the area, says Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
— The Star Online

Two incentives to lighten financial burden of water companies
The Environment and Water Ministry has announced two incentives to reduce the financial burden of water companies during Movement Control Order (MCO), to ensure continuous water supply.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar says met Muhyiddin to demand Parliament meet, not to endorse him as PM
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim insisted today that his meeting with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin two days ago was not an endorsement of the latter as the prime minister or his Perikatan Nasional administration.
— Malay Mail

Dr Sim: Hawkers, traders to get RM1,500 Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package starting this month
Hawkers and petty traders in Sarawak will be able to receive the special Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package (BKSS) grant of RM1,500 via SarawakPay in two phases starting this month, said Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.
— The Borneo Post

Late profit-taking pulls Bursa Malaysia lower
Bursa Malaysia reversed earlier gains to end the day easier, in tandem with regional stock markets, dragged down by late profit-taking in selected index-linked counters.
— The Sun Daily

Printing service going 100 pct online sees sales spike
As the movement control order (MCO) entered the third phase yesterday, many businesses continue to feel the impact of Covid-19 and are now looking to get up to speed digitally to adjust to the current times.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Covid-19: 16 new positive cases recorded in Sarawak today, total at 387
Sarawak has recorded 16 new Covid-19 positive cases today, bringing the total number of positive cases to 387 since the first positive case was reported on March 13.
— The Borneo Post

MCO: Perak implements online, drive-thru zakat payment
Muslims in the state can pay their property tithe through various online platforms including Maybank QR Code, Snap N Pay application, GoPayZ and Financial Process Exchange (FPX) which can be accessed via the Perak Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPk) portal.
— The Sun Daily

Azmin: Putrajaya revoked permit for four firms to operate during MCO, 35 more under probe
Four companies who originally managed to obtain approval from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) to operate during the movement control order (MCO) had their permissions revoked for failing to comply.
— Malay Mail

Sabah to come up with second economic stimulus package
The Sabah Government is preparing an Economic Stimulus Package to boost growth and strengthen the state economy following the Covid-19 outbreak, said Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.
— The Borneo Post

Authorities in Penang to step up enforcement following reports of surge in vegetable prices
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Department will be stepping up enforcement action to check the prices of vegetables and essential food items in supermarkets, markets and grocery stores following complaints of price.
— Malay Mail

Selangor extends scope of hawkers, petty traders to receive RM500 aid
The Selangor government has agreed to expand the scope for eligible recipients of the RM500 special aid under its Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package for hawkers and petty traders renting at premises owned by local authorities (PBTs) in the state.
— The Sun Daily

Sedania Innovator makes foray into India, teams up with e-wallet operator Paytm First Games
Sedania Innovator Bhd has entered into a partnership with Indian mobile wallet provider, Paytm First Games to expand its global esports tournament network and platform, via one of its special purpose vehicles, Esports Players League (ESPL).
— The Sun Daily

Further cuts in OPR expected to impact Alliance Bank most: Research house
Given the prolonged impact of Covid-19 and the enusing movement control order that was implemented, most analysts have already forecast an economic downturn for Malaysia this year.
— The Sun Daily

Wisma Putra aware of detentions of 17 Malaysian tabligh members in India
Wisma Putra has been informed of the detention of 17 Malaysian citizen tabligh members by Indian authorities over their alleged involvement in visa abuse.
— The Sun Daily

Police: KL crime rate sharply lower but 930 arrested for MCO breach since March 18
The city’s police said the crime rate here declined by more than half during the first and second phase of the government’s movement control order (MCO), while 930 individuals have been arrested for flouting the MCO in.
— Malay Mail

Azmin says Miti site crashed as more than half of MCO permit applications came from individuals, not firms
Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today explained that the Ministry of Internation Trade and Industry’s (Miti) online application system for operation permit crashed due to a high number of applications, 52 per cent of which.
— Malay Mail

Lack of SST exemptions in stimulus package ‘disappointing’, says PSB
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) welcomes the federal government’s latest announcements on the deferment of payments by businesses on Employees Provident Fund contributions, Sosco, SST and exemption of HRDF contributions.
— The Borneo Post

Wisma Putra negotiating with India over 17 Malaysians from tabligh group held for visa abuse
Wisma Putra said a total of 17 Malaysians, part of a group that attended a tabligh gathering last month, were currently in custody of the Indian government over allegations of visa misuse.
— Malay Mail

Johor police propose industry sector special pass during MCO
Johor police have suggested that the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) issues a special pass to the industry sectors allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

More cars on roads, more arrests for MCO violations in last 24 hours, says Ismail Sabri
Senior Minister (security cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has revealed there were more cars on the roads and more arrests for Movement Control Order (MCO) violations within the last 24 hours.
— The Borneo Post

Minister: 135 calls on domestic violence received by Talian Kasih during MCO so far
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today revealed that the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has received 135 calls on domestic violence via Talian Kasih throughout the movement control order.
— Malay Mail

Student enrollment into public unis this year to proceed as scheduled: MOHE
The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) today announced that the new student enrollment into public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) for the 2020/2021 academic session will proceed as scheduled.
— The Sun Daily

Cagamas announces issuance of RM1b bonds, sukuk
Cagamas Bhd has issued RM1 billion worth of bonds and sukuk comprising RM500 million two-year conventional medium term notes (CMTNs), RM300 million six-month Islamic commercial papers (ICPs) and RM200 million three-month conventional commercial papers (CCPs).
— The Sun Daily

Cabbies in limbo as lack of customers due to MCO grounds 95% of taxis
As if the threat posed by e-hailing services is not enough, taxi drivers and operators have been pushed further into the doldrums with the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

Close to 15,000 detained for defying movement control order in Malaysia
Close to 15,000 individuals have been held in Malaysia for violating movement curbs put in place on Mar 18, criminal investigations department director Huzir Mohamed said on Wednesday (Apr 15).
— CNA

All 124 M’sians in Russia are in good health, not considered stranded, says FM
The Foreign Ministry has emphasised that all 124 Malaysians, most of whom are students and professionals residing in Moscow, Russia, are in good health and high spirits.
— The Sun Daily

Student enrollment into IPTA this year to proceed as scheduled – MOHE
The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) today announced that the new student enrollment into public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) for the 2020/2021 academic session will proceed as scheduled.
— The Borneo Post

Printing service going 100% online sees sales spike during MCO: MDEC
As the Movement Control Order (MCO) entered the third phase yesterday, many businesses continue to feel the impact of Covid-19 and are now looking to get up to speed digitally to adjust to the current times.
— The Sun Daily

XiDeLang teams up with China firm to produce protective masks
XiDeLang Holdings Ltd (XDL) is expanding its operations into the production of replaceable protective masks, which encompasses medical-use masks and regular-use anti-dust masks, following the establishment of its new new-material technology division.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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