Malaysia morning news for April 27

Malaysia morning news for April 27

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dip further to just 38, no new deaths recorded
Malaysia recorded no new deaths from Covid-19 over the last 24 hours as of noon today, with only 38 new cases recorded over the same period, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed
— Malay Mail

Malaysians returning from Singapore will need an entry permit, only 400 allowed to return daily
Only 400 Malaysian workers in Singapore are allowed to return per day, and they must first apply for an entry permit before heading back, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on Sunday (April 26).
— The Straits Times

Coronavirus: for Malaysia’s migrant workers, lack of food is a bigger worry than Covid-19
Unlike in neighbouring Singapore, there have not yet been any large virus outbreaks among Malaysia’s migrant worker community.
— South China Morning Post

Covid-19: Malaysia’s green zones up to 67 districts, no new red zones since last week
The number of green zones in Malaysia — or districts with no active Covid-19 cases — has risen to 67 districts, matching the country’s positive trend of recoveries outnumbering fresh cases daily.
— Malay Mail

Petronas denies shutting down 14 oil rigs in Malaysia
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has denied deactivating or shutting down its 14 oil rigs in Malaysia as alleged in a recent news report by a national daily.
— The Borneo Post

PM: RM250b stimulus a bold step to shelter Malaysians from Covid-19, MCO
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said last night that the RM250 billion stimulus package was a bold measure to try and shield the economy and the livelihoods of millions of Malaysians from the ravages of Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

MBPJ seals off Taman Megah market for cleaning, disinfection works
The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has sealed off the Taman Megah SS24 Market, which is located opposite a row of residential houses, to the public, to clean and disinfect the market complex from 1.30pm Sunday (April 26).
— The Star Online

Johor cops nab 57 for defying MCO on Saturday (April 25)
A total of 57 people were caught for defying the movement control order (MCO) in Johor on Saturday (April 25).
— The Star Online

EMCO: Locals, foreigners in Selayang undergo Covid-19 screening in stages
Locals and foreigners living as well as working around Jalan Besar Selayang Baru, Jalan 1 and Jalan Indah 21 here began undergoing Covid-19 screening in stages starting today.
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Social Welfare Dept to enhance its food delivery system
The Social Welfare Department (JKM) is optimistic that its food assistance can be delivered more efficiently in the event of a new area being placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in the future.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak Covid-19 cases reach 478
Kuching district recorded another six more positive coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases today, pushing the total to 297 since the first case was registered on March 13, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said today.
— Malay Mail

Ismail Sabri: Malaysians in Singapore need to apply for entry permit to return to country
The federal government has decided to allow Malaysians who are in Singapore to return to Malaysia, upon their applications being approved by the High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Those in green zones also subject to MCO rules and regulations, minister reminds
All rules and standard operating procedures (SOP) during the movement control order (MCO) apply to those who are in the “green zones” as well, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix). .
— The Sun Daily

Foreign fund outflow doubles to RM889.62 mln this week
Foreign investors continued to offload Malaysian equities in the April 20-23 period, with net sales almost doubling to RM889.62 million against RM456.09 million in April 13-16 as risk appetites were dampened by weak market sentiments following the slump in oil prices.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Deputy CM: Sabah enforcement officials doing good job hunting down poachers
The Sabah government has praised law enforcement personnel involved in recent arrests of suspects involved in wildlife poaching in central Sabah’s Tongod district and east coast Tawau.
— The Star Online

New normal needs a more comprehensive digitalisation system – Muhyiddin
The process of digitalising government services must be more comprehensive so that the people can adapt to the new normal, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Move to impose MCO tough decision, says Muhyiddin
The move to impose the movement control order (MCO) nationwide to restrict the movement of the people was a tough decision that had to be made to contain the spread of the Covid -19 coronavirus disease in the country, said.
— Malay Mail

Government committed to helping SME weather economic challenges
The government will entsure that the local small and medium enterprises (SME) sector will remain resilient and sustainable in facing the current economic challenges, especially the cash flow problem during the movement.
— Malay Mail

JAIS to conduct school-based assessment in place of cancelled exams
The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) will conduct school-based assessment based on the results of the mid and end-of-year examinations in place of the examinations under it which were cancelled following the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia reports 51 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths
Malaysia reported 51 new coronavirus infections and two deaths on Saturday.

Health D-G: Shipment of 200,000 Covid-19 rapid test kits delayed, likely arriving next week
The government has ordered up to 200,000 rapid antigen test kits from South Korea that had been scheduled to arrive yesterday, but the delivery has since been delayed to next week, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor.
— Malay Mail

UK govt prioritising wellbeing of foreign health workers after death of Malaysian doctor
Foreign medical practitioners, including Malaysians, who are serving in the United Kingdom are being given full attention by the British government in their fight to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Inter-state travel permit application via ‘Gerak Malaysia’ available from today
Those who are stranded in their hometowns during the Movement Control Order (MCO) can start applying for an inter-state travel permit from today to Wednesday (April 29) via Gerak Malaysia application (app).
— The Borneo Post

Former HR minister slams govt for double standards, mismanagement of Covid-19 aid
A former federal minister has blasted the Perikatan Nasional government for practicing double standards and for allowing political affiliations to get in the way of their decision-making process in the distribution of aid.
— Malay Mail

Sabah records zero local human malaria infection since 2018
Sabah has not recorded any case of local human malaria infection since 2018, said Sabah Health director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.
— The Sun Daily

All hawkers not allowed to operate at residential areas throughout Ramadan
All traders and hawkers are not allowed to conduct their businesses in any residential area during the Movement Control Order (MCO) throughout Ramadan, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians try their hand at baking, breadmaking to pass time during MCO
Nine-year-old Maeghan Arlene Ooi loves to cook and bake, so, when schools were closed for the movement control order (MCO), it was the best time for her to indulge in her hobby.
— Malay Mail

Focus on remaining active cases
The State Health Department reminded the people not to simply judge the current Covid-19 situation in Sabah by looking at the cumulative number of cases alone, said its director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.
— The Borneo Post

MCO violation: Police open investigations against Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, husband
Police have opened an investigation paper against Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid and her husband over alleged violation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

JCorp contributes over RM4.54m in fight against Covid-19
Johor Corporation (JCorp) and its subsidiaries have channelled more than RM4.54 million in contributions to help the government in the efforts to break the chain of the Covid-19 transmission through the enforcement of the.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Penang govt wants tourism players to prepare for next normal
The Penang government has reminded tourism players to adapt to the next normal in coping with the Covid-19 crisis as businesses will no longer operate as before.
— Malay Mail

Police: Preacher Ebit Lew called in because movement caused unease, but wasn’t investigated
Federal investigators summoned Ustaz Ebit Lew to record his statement over public complaints about his activities during the movement control order (MCO) and not for violating the lockdown, Datuk Huzir Mohamed explained.
— Malay Mail

Lawyer helps Tenom farmers market fruits during MCO
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the state, local farmers are facing uncertain times. In Tenom, a district known as Sabah’s fruit basket, farmers are said to be forced to throw away tonnes of unsold produce due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post

Online teaching woes in rural Sabah
Teachers, especially those teaching in rural and remote schools here, are face with challenges of ensuring that the online Learning and Facilitating process (PdPc) runs smoothly during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
— The Borneo Post

Govt committed to helping SME weather economic challenges – PM Muhyiddin
The government will ensure that the local small and medium enterprises (SME) sector will remain resilient and sustainable in facing the current economic challenges, especially the cash flow problem during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

PM says no time for politics, focus is on protecting Malaysians from Covid-19
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that he is putting off commenting on political issues surrounding his government as he was fully dedicated to easing the burden of Malaysians caused by the Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Puspakom to begin partial operations April 29
The Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom) will begin partial operations on April 29 for scheduled inspections of certain categories of commercial vehicles as well as its Premier Mobile Inspection service.
— The Sun Daily

Rapid test kits from Korea can increase capacity of Covid-19 tests to 20,000 a day
The antigen rapid test kits from Korea are expected to increase the capacity of Covid-19 tests to about 20,000 a day, according to Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Sun Daily

Vehicle rams into PGA personnel at roadblock in Lahad Datu
A General Operations Force’s (PGA) 17th Batallion personnel sustained injuries when he was hit by a multi-purpose vehicle at Jalan Muhibah near here.
— Malay Mail

How financial know-hows can help the new norm
This month, many Malaysians who are eligible for the government’s Bantuan Prihatin Nasional have begun to receive the much-needed financial aid, and many have also breathed a sigh of relief from the moratorium on loan payments.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Pahang allows conditional marriage solemnisation during MCO
The Pahang government has decided to allow marriage solemnisation ceremonies that have been postponed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) to be held, but with conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Police explains how Malaysians can use ‘Gerak Malaysia’ app for May 1-3 interstate travel during MCO
The ‘Gerak Malaysia’ app will help facilitate Malaysians who are seeking police permits to travel across state borders to return to their homes or to return to their workplaces, with such travel to be allowed in stages.
— Malay Mail

407 Zoonotic Malaria cases reported in Sabah
A total of 407 zoonotic malaria cases have been reported in Sabah as of April 18, said Sabah Health director Dr Christina Rundi.She said of the total cases, there was an import case, an induced case and two were introduced cases.
— The Sun Daily

Many want Kuching Fest put on hold first
Majority of Kuchingites viewed that the annual Kuching Festival organised by Kuching South City Council (MBKS) should be put on hold this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Menara City One residents accuse Health Ministry of recklessness, deny occupants came down on their own
Residents and the management of Menara City One here insisted today that the crowds formed for a sudden coronavirus disease (Covid-19) screening yesterday were created by authorities’ demand for them to come down all at.
— Malay Mail



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on failed social distancing during Ramadan. 


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