Malaysia morning news for July 14

Malaysia morning news for July 14

Malaysia morning newsSelangor allocates RM413.9m to tackle impact of Covid-19
A total of RM413.9 million has been allocated by the Selangor Government through the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package to address the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak has very high level of low-income families based on latest poverty criteria
The latest move by the Federal Government to revise the figure of the household monthly income poverty-line from RM980 to RM2,208 will mean that Sarawak has a very high number of families living in poverty.
— The Star Online

MCO: Govt to consider working from home as new normal option for civil service, says chief secretary to govt
The government is seriously considering whether to continue the Work From Home (WFH) model as a new normal option for the civil service, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali said.
— Malay Mail

Dewan Rakyat sitting gets underway as Anwar named Opposition leader
The Dewan Rakyat sitting began at 10am today with Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof presiding over the House. Mohamad Ariff began by informing the honourable members that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia, Singapore reaffirm commitment to overcome Covid-19 hurdles together
Singapore and Malaysia have agreed that their governments should continue to work together to overcome the common challenges posed by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to seek Hong Kong’s help in finding Jho Low
The Malaysian Police has reached out to the Hong Kong autorities in its 1MDB investigation including the hunt for Jho Low, the alleged brains behind the billion-dollar scandal.
— The Asian Affairs

Matta urges govt to extend loan moratorium for tourism industry, protect sectors
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has urged the government to extend the loan moratorium to a further six months for the tourism industry as the industry was one of the significant job.
— Malay Mail

Pathologist, five men file appeal against death sentence for murdering Kevin Morais
Pathologist Colonel Dr R. Kunaseegaran and five men are appealing against their conviction and death sentence for murdering deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais, whose body was found in a barrel filled with concrete five years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Apec conference could be conducted virtually due to Covid-19, says Azmin
Malaysia is looking at various ways to conduct a full conference for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) at the end of this year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, International Trade and Industry.
— Malay Mail

JIPS upgrade, lower-ranked officers made detectives – IGP
a total of 70 lower-ranked police officers will be upgraded to the rank of detective which will enable them to investigate the misconduct of police officers and staff, said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin wins vote to replace speaker by a whisker
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin narrowly cleared a major political test on Monday, as his coalition won just enough votes to remove the lower house speaker in a vote seen as an important barometer of his government’s support.
— Aljazeera

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia registers seven new Covid-19 cases — six imported, only one from within community
A total of seven new Covid-19 infections were recorded in Malaysia up till noon today, six of which are imported cases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

No one will be left out in the economic stimulus measures – Muhyiddin
The government will ensure that no Malaysians are left out, especially the Below 40 (B40) group in the implementation of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin).
— The Sun Daily

Government had to take immediate action to tackle Covid-19 – Muhyiddin
The Perikatan Nasional government had to take immediate action to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic without first tabling it in Dewan Rakyat. .
— The Borneo Post

Rubber glove shortage to worsen if foreign worker freeze continues: Top Glove chairman
The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging outside Malaysia’s borders – causing increased demand for rubber gloves, something the world’s largest glove company is only too happy to meet, except that they are short of workers.
— The Sun Daily

Construction sector to improve in second half 0f 2020
Malaysia’s construction sector is set to record a better second half of 2020 (2H20), with major infrastructural projects such as the Pan Borneo Sabah likely to be re-accelerated, analysts observed.
— The Borneo Post

Media to comply with strict SOP while covering parliament sitting
All media personnel covering the Dewan Rakyat sitting today are required to comply with the strict standard operating procedure (SOP) as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection.
— The Sun Daily

Dewan Rakyat approves motion to vacate seat of Speaker
The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion brought by the government for Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof to vacate the seat of Speaker.
— The Borneo Post

ISI suggests special Covid-19 act on rental moratorium
International Strategy Institute (ISI) recommends the government to enact a special Covid-19 Act on rental moratorium to incentivise landlords and ease the business tenants’ burden on rental space payment.
— Malay Mail

Strengthen cybersecurity defences to reduce losses
As small, medium businesses (SMB) return to operating as usual as governments ease lockdowns across the region, cybersecurity expert, Kaspersky, advised SMBs to address all aspects of their business operations and strategy, that includes shoring up their cybersecurity defences to reduce the financial impact of data breaches and hacks.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Airlines launches JAL joint business venture
Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines have officially unveiled their planned joint business venture between the two countries.
— Travel Mole

Master digital platform to ensure cyber security, says minister
Following an increase in hacking cases during the movement control order (MCO) period, the government will set up a master digital platform to ensure cyber security.
— Malay Mail

DBKL not giving discounts for assessment tax during Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has no plans to give a discount for assessment tax during the Covid-19 pandemic, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— The Star Online

Covid-19: Malaysian retail sector posts worst performance since 1987 global recession
The retail industry shrank by more than 11 per cent in the first quarter of this year in its worst performance since the 1987 global recession.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir: Speaker must be neutral, not chosen to back government
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad criticised Putrajaya’s bid to replace Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today, saying the position should remain neutral.
— Malay Mail

Fairly good response from passengers for RM1 flat rate bus fare thus far – SBTCA
The RM1 flat rate bus fare launched by the Sarawak government has received fairly good response from passengers thus far, said Sarawak Bus Transport Companies Association (SBTCA) honorary secretary William Chan.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign selling on Bursa drops to RM270m last week
Offshore investors lessen the pace of net selling on Bursa to a tune of RM270.0 million net of local equities last week as compared to RM339.4 million in the preceding week, marking the 21st consecutive week of foreign net selling.
— The Sun Daily

Sale of steroids on M’sian online platforms could be illegal
Despite being one of the most regulated pharmaceutical products in Malaysia and the world, performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are being sold openly on Malaysia’s most well-known online shopping platforms.
— The Sun Daily

IGP considering arming police officers with tasers
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is considering allowing its staff to use taser guns in their daily operations, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— Malay Mail

GE2020: Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin congratulates Singapore’s PM Lee on election victory
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has called to congratulate his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong after the People’s Action Party’s victory in the recent General Election.
— CNA

Chief secretary to the govt: Digitalisation will accelerate govt services in Malaysia
Digitalisation of the government service delivery system will provide fast service to the people and reduce their need to visit counters at government agencies, said Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk.
— Malay Mail

JomParking aims to expand Asian footprint, hopes to raise up to RM5m by Q3
JomParking plans to raise up to RM5 million in its Series A round by the third quarter this year for its expansion to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines in the next 18 months.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Cartoon and Comic House brings back nostalgia of past cartoons
Who would have thought that a magazine that once priced at RM1 can now fetch up to RM9,000. Such is the value of the first edition of ‘Gila-Gila’, the most illustrious satirical magazine in the country, published on April 1, 1978, which is now worth nearly RM9,000.
— The Borneo Post

OCBC lowers rates by 0.25% effective July 13
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd and its subsidiary, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Bhd, (collectively, OCBC Malaysia) will decrease their base rate (BR), base lending rate (BLR) and base financing rate (BFR) by 0.25 per cent effective tomorrow, July 13.
— The Sun Daily

Seller’s initiative to sell durian by the flesh well received
Durian lovers here welcome a fruit seller’s initiative to sell the flesh of the fruit at affordable price.
— The Borneo Post

Plantation companies’ earnings tipped to recover in Q2
Plantation companies are expected to report better earnings on a yearly basis in the second quarter of the year, driven by a 14% year-on-year (y-o-y) rise in average crude palm oil (CPO) prices and 7.4% y-o-y improvement in CPO output from Malaysian estates.
— The Sun Daily

Mavcom: Air traffic rights applications drops 74.3pc in 1h20
Applications for Air Traffic Rights (ATR)  in the first half of this year dropped 74.3 per cent compared to the second half of 2019, according to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) said in an ATR report.
— Malay Mail

Ismail Sabri: Almost 2,000 people arrested trying to sneak into Malaysia
Close to 2,000 people have been arrested for attempting to sneak into the country between May 1 and Sunday (July 12), says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

Parliament: PM tables motion to have Dewan Rakyat Speaker’s post vacated
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today tabled a motion at the Dewan Rakyat for Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof to vacate his post on the ground that there is another candidate for the post.
— The Borneo Post

Parliament: Changes in positions of elected representatives’ seats
The Second Meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament, which began today, saw changes in the positions of the seats of Members of Parliament (MP) including former prime minister and Langkawi MP Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Give Dewan Rakyat more time to debate removal of speaker: Opposition
Heated discussions are ongoing in the Dewan Rakyat after Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof suggested a 10-minute debate to discuss the motion for his removal.
— The Sun Daily

Pub-goer among 37 arrested for recovery MCO violations
A pub-goer was among 37 individuals arrested for violating the standard operating procedures (SOP) enforced during the recovery movement control order (MCO), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

Anwar, Shafie question why Putrajaya blocking debate on Prihatin stimulus
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today questioned Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for blocking a debate on the Covid-19 Prihatin stimulus package, citing.
— Malay Mail

Ruckus in Parliament over motion to remove Speaker
Pandemonium broke out in the Dewan Rakyat when the motion to remove the Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was tabled today.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.

 

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