Malaysia morning news for April 28

Malaysia morning news for April 28

Malaysia morning news

Covid-19: 40 new cases, one death
The Health Ministry announced 40 new Covid-19 positive cases as of 12pm today, with one new death reported.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia implements new travel policies
AirAsia Group has implemented new travel policies for its passengers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including requiring guests to bring and wear their own face masks before, during and after their flight, as well as during check-ins and bag collection.
— The Sun Daily

Petronas denies oil rigs deactivation and project shutdown allegations
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has refuted allegations it had deactivated 14 oil rigs and shut down 14 projects, as reported by a media portal in its print and electronic articles respectively.
— The Sun Daily

Aidilfitri prayers can be performed at home
Muslims in Penang can perform Aidilfitri prayers at their respective homes during the movement control order (MCO) with or without a sermon according to ability and appropriateness, said Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia says lockdown has succeeded in flattening virus curve
Malaysia says its lockdown has succeeded in “flattening the curve” of coronavirus infections as the number of new cases continue to stay low, according to the health ministry.
— Bangkok Post

Penang water corp to reopen customer service centres for consumers to pay water bills during MCO
The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) will reopen its nine customer service centres from April 29 onwards to allow consumers, who do not have internet-banking access, to pay their bills.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s top palm oil state reopens company jetties
Private jetties that were shut in Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producing state of Sabah due to coronavirus-related curbs have been allowed to reopen, state news agency Bernama reported.
— Bangkok Post

Minister: Nadma not preparing transport for Malaysians after Covid-19 quarantine, just coordinating pickups by family, taxis
The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) will be not preparing transportation home for Malaysians who have tested negative for Covid-19 after their mandatory quarantine upon return to the country from abroad, but will instead be coordinating their trips home, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob clarified today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian government may borrow locally, issue bonds to fund stimulus
The Malaysian government may resort to domestic borrowing and sovereign bond issuance due to the need to finance the stimulus measures announced to help the people and businesses cope with the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to economists.
— The Sun Daily

MB: T’ganu petroleum cash payments reduced to 5%
The federal government has agreed to reduce the Terengganu government’s petroleum cash payments to 5% from 25% previously, as settlements for its debts for 2020.Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar (pix) announced this via a statement on his Facebook page today.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: Nadma not preparing transport for Malaysians after Covid-19 quarantine, just coordinating pickups by family, taxis
The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) will be not preparing transportation home for Malaysians who have tested negative for Covid-19 after their mandatory quarantine upon return to the country from abroad, but.
— Malay Mail

Cops seize almost RM1mil worth of drugs, arrest five in series of raids
Almost RM1mil worth of drugs were seized while five people were arrested following several raids in the Batu Caves and Jalan Ipoh areas.
— The Star Online

Malaysian students on campus to return home starting tonight, says Ismail Sabri
A total of 1,128 students in public and private higher learning institutions will return to their hometowns within 24 hours starting tonight, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— Malay Mail

Ismail Sabri: Nadma will help quarantine-leavers make travel arrangements, but won’t pay for them
The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) will coordinate travel arrangements for those who have completed their compulsory 14-day quarantine, but will not be paying for the trips.
— The Star Online

All parties including media prohibited from flying drones
All parties including media practitioners are reminded to refrain from flying drones at any location across the country, while the Movement Control Order is being enforced until May 12.
— The Sun Daily

TLDM sets up quarantine centre for Covid-19 cases
The Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) has set up several quarantine centres in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 among its staff.
— The Sun Daily

95% Covid-19 patients in Hubei cured using traditional medicine: Physician
At least 95% of Covid-19 patients treated using traditional Chinese medicine in Hubei Province, China have recovered from the disease, according to chief physician of the Integrated Chinese and Western Emergency Medicine and vice-president of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr Li Jun.Dr Li,
— The Sun Daily

New legislation needed to protect workers: MTUC
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants new legislation to give workers greater protection, especially in times of crises.
— The Sun Daily

Steady low trend as Malaysia records 40 new Covid-19 cases, but one more death
The trend of more recoveries over infections continue as 95 people were discharged from hospitals today free of Covid-19, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.
— Malay Mail

Allow law firms to operate during MCO
The Malaysian Bar has called on the government to provide leeway to law firms to operate during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SC seeks public, Interpol aid to find Ricky Wong
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is seeking information or assistance from the public to establish the whereabouts of Datuk Wong Shee Kai (Ricky Wong), who is a wanted person and currently at-large, in connection with offences under the AntiMoney Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
— The Sun Daily

MTUC: Govt’s dilly-dally on whether to reduce number of foreign workers exasperating
The government’s dilly-dally on whether to reduce the number of foreign workers in the country has been really exasperating, said Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak secretary Andrew Lo.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah MCA urges state govt to consider allowing shops selling Buddhist, Taoist prayer items to open during MCO
The state government and local authorities in Sabah are urged to consider the Buddhist and Taoist communities’ appeal to open up shops selling prayer items such as joss sticks during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— The Star Online

Grant Thornton calls for EPF freeze to help businesses to weather MCO
Grant Thornton Malaysia Plt said freezing Employee Provident Fund (EPF) payments from employers and employees for six months could ease the burdens of businesses and will be the make or break moment for the survival of marginal companies.
— The Sun Daily

Senior minister urges public to remain calm and let cops investigate allegations against Rohingya community
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today called on Malaysians to let cool heads prevail and not to resort to unnecessary provocations in light of an apparent social media campaign against the Rohingya.
— Malay Mail

300,000 applications for inter-state travel
Just 12 hours after it was launched on Sunday, over 300,000 people have registered with the travel permit smart application Gerak Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selloff accelerates to RM1.13b last week
Foreign selloff on Bursa Malaysia intensified as international investors sold RM1.13 billion net of local equities last week, the highest in five weeks.
— The Sun Daily

E-smart homes the way forward: Property experts
Building e-smart homes with greater internet access is the way forward for property developers as work-from-home (WFH) has become the interim norm because of the movement control order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

Demand for National Library’s e-books soars during MCO
The demand for e-books from the National Library of Malaysia (PNM)’s digital collection has soared since the beginning of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18.
— Malay Mail

Banks urged to set up ATMs in smaller towns
More banks should set up their services particularly in the smaller towns in the state, said Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan. He said mobile banking was relevant in this era of digital economy.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SMEs in Labuan need help as rental debt set to pile up
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) here have begun feeling the pinch from the movement control order (MCO) amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and are forecasting a massive rental debt in the coming months.
— The Sun Daily

One-day Parliament sitting due to MOH? Health D-G says only advising on Covid-19
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today it is only advising the government on matters pertaining to Covid-19 and nothing else, after de facto law minister Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the one-day Parliament sitting was based.
— Malay Mail

95 pct Covid-19 patients in Hubei cured using TCM
At least 95 per cent of Covid-19 patients treated using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Hubei Province, China have recovered from the disease, says chief physician and vice president of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
— New Sarawak Tribune

Asia Media founder sought by Securities Commission over money laundering offences
The Securities Commission (SC) has issued a call for assistance from the public to establish the whereabouts of a wanted person in connection with offences under anti-money laundering laws.
— Malay Mail

E-hailing drivers reminded not to run red lights during MCO – Ismail Sabri
E-hailing drivers are warned not to run the red light during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period even though such traffic offences are not considered flouting the MCO.
— The Borneo Post

Inland Revenue Board issues reminder on April 30 deadline for BPN application, appeals
All new applications and appeals for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) should be made by April 30, said the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).
— Malay Mail

Minister announces EMCO extension at tahfiz centre, house in Selangor’s Hulu Langat until May 5
The government will be extending an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) on a tahfiz centre and one house at Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat, Selangor for the second time, this time by a week until May 5, Senior Minister Datuk.
— Malay Mail

ALL DPPs governed by guidelines, code of ethics in dealing with MCO cases – AG
Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Idrus Harun today refuted the allegation that the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has failed to issue any guidelines to its prosecutors in conducting cases relating to violating of Movement Control Order (MCO) resulting in heavy punishment on accused persons.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: AirAsia implements new travel policies
AirAsia Group has implemented new travel policies for its passengers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, including requiring guests to bring and wear their own face masks before, during and after their flight, as well as during check-ins and bag collection.
— The Borneo Post

Good news for Perak: Hilir Perak second Covid-19 red zone in Malaysia to become green
Perak has cause to celebrate as it now has two additional green zones with no active Covid-19 cases currently, with its Hilir Perak district becoming only the second in Malaysia to gain the status of green zone after.
— Malay Mail

Penang to revise affording housing prices to below RM300,000
Penang will be reviewing its affordable housing price to below RM300,000 and increasing the number of rent-to-own units for first-time homebuyers after the movement control order (MCO) is lifted, state exco Jagdeep Singh.
— Malay Mail

Sharifah Hasidah: Sarawak remains firm on imposing SST on petroleum products despite decline in world oil prices
The Sarawak government remains firm in its decision to impose five per cent state sales tax (SST) on petroleum products despite the decline in the current world oil prices due to lack of demand, said Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.
— The Borneo Post

Health dept to distribute donated PPEs
Personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and individuals will be distributed to hospitals across the state accordingly.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Police: Drug distribution syndicate busted with arrests of four individuals, RM1m narcotics, cash, vehicle seized
Police busted a drug distribution syndicate following the arrests of five individuals in several locations throughout the city centre last week, including seizing narcotics worth almost RM885,000.
— Malay Mail

Ismail Sabri: 1,128 students to return home on Monday (April 27), transport and baggage to be sanitised
Some 1,128 students in local higher education institutions will begin their journey home beginning Monday (April 27) night, as the government begins its first phase of allowing students stuck in their respective dormitories to return home.
— The Star Online

Plenitude closes 3 hotels due to Covid-19
Plenitude Bhd will be closing operations of three hotels namely Mercure Penang Beach, Penang, The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences, Penang and Travelodge Ipoh, as well as downsizing operations in its other hotels effective today.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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