Malaysia morning news for July 2

Malaysia morning news for July 2

Malaysia morning news

Bank Negara Malaysia’s end-May international reserves at US$102.95 billion
Malaysia’s international reserves remained usable as at end-May 2020, with official reserve assets at US$102.95 billion (RM441 billion), in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (IMF SDDS) format.
— The Sun Daily

Schools in Malaysia to reopen on Jul 15 for those not taking leaving examinations
Primary and secondary school students in Malaysia will return to schools beginning July 15, said Senior Minister and Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin on Wednesday (Jul 1).

313 copies of book insulting coat of arms of Malaysia seized
A total of 313 copies of a book allegedly insulting the Coat of Arms of Malaysia were seized by police in a raid on a printing company in Petaling Jaya, Selangor yesterday evening.
— The Borneo Post

Tourism sector must stick to SOP to prevent another Covid-19 wave
All service providers in the tourism sector have been advised to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) to prevent another wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Sun Daily

S&P Global revises outlook on 5 Malaysian banks
S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on five Malaysian banks — Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), CIMB Bank Bhd, Public Bank Bhd, RHB Bank Bhd and AmBank (M) Bhd — from “stable” to “negative”.
— The Sun Daily

Can Malaysia keep Covid-19 free for 28 days? Health DG hopes so
With Malaysia recording zero daily local transmission Covid-19 cases for the first time, the Health Ministry is now targeting to maintain this for 28 consecutive days.
— The Star Online

Minister moots private Kemas nursery arm to help middle-income families
The Rural Development Ministry is considering a private wing to its Community Development Department (Kemas) nurseries and kindergartens after seeing a surge in interest from parents outside of the programme’s scope.
— Malay Mail

Maintain SOP compliance as more economic sectors reopen today
The Movement Control Order (MCO) has entered its 106th day while the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is in its 22nd day which will see more economic sectors, including tourism sub-sectors, allowed to resume operations today.
— The Sun Daily

Bumiputera ICT group claims being sidelined by Putrajaya, MySejahtera app developed by foreigners
A group of Bumiputera information and communications technology (ICT) companies have accused Putrajaya of sidelining them, allegedly favouring Western-based companies instead of local ones.
— Malay Mail

Celcom warns Penang users of call and data service disruption
Celcom has acknowledged a service interruption that affects users in Penang Island and at Seberang Jaya. It added that both voice and data services may be disrupted.
— Malay Mail

Selangor mosques opened for Friday prayers starting July 3
Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has decreed that all mosques and suraus be opened for Friday prayers (solat) beginning this Friday (July 3), according to a statement from the Selangor Royal Office.
— The Star Online

Land clearing for growth centre caused Long Lama clinic land slip? Rep awaits PWD findings
The cracked ground in front of Long Lama Health Clinic could have been caused by land clearing nearby for the construction of the Long Lama Rural Growth Centre (RGC), said Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau.
— The Borneo Post

Base public policies on facts, statistics: MP
Public policies need to be based on facts, demographics and social statistics, Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming said yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Agong urges Malaysians to comply with Covid-19 guidelines as more sectors reopen
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah wants the rakyat (people) to comply with the guidelines set by the National Security Council (MKN) and the Health Ministry to curb the spread of.
— Malay Mail

Lim Guan Eng to testify in damages assessment hearing of his suit against blogger Raja Petra
Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng will testify in the hearing of assessment of damages in his defamation suit against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin over allegation of corruption in the RM6.3 billion Penang undersea.
— Malay Mail

Critical water issues in 10 years if environment not protected – PEKA
The country is expected to face critical water issues in the next 10 to 15 years if aggressive steps are not taken by the government and other relevant parties to protect the environment, said Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (Peka) Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah floods: Only one relief centre remains open in Kota Belud
Only one flood relief centre housing 36 people remains open in Kota Belud district as of Wednesday (July 1) noon.
— The Star Online

Malaysiakini: Federal Court to hear contempt proceedings tomorrow
The Federal Court will hear the contempt proceedings against Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief Stevan Gan tomorrow, the news portal reported today.
— Malay Mail

Local candy firm denies exporting products recalled in Singapore
Local candy maker Sweet Home Candied Products has denied exporting its “Sweet Home preserved winter melon (250g)” to Singapore that ordered the products removed from sale there.
— Malay Mail

Dr M says it again: Anwar cannot be PM because unpopular with Malays
As the deadlock for Pakatan Harapan’s choice of Prime Minister continues, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says again that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not a suitable candidate because the PKR president is not popular with the Malays.
— The Star Online

1MDB trial put on hold tomorrow as Najib joins BN’s Chini by-election campaign
Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s corruption and money-laundering trial over 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds will not carry on as scheduled tomorrow, as the former prime minister will be helping with Barisan Nasional’s.
— Malay Mail

Precautions necessary, but no need to wait until zero Covid cases to reboot tourism sector: Experts
Economists, tourism industry players and even health experts agree that the time has come to throw the doors open to tourists.
— The Sun Daily

Report: MACC arrests former Penang Port Commission chief over undersea tunnel project
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) reportedly arrested former Penang Port Commission Chairman Jeffrey Chew Gim Eam yesterday in its ongoing probe on the Penang Undersea Tunnel project.
— Malay Mail

Additional discounts for MyCity pass beginning tomorrow – Prasarana
Users of all Rapid KL rail and BRT services will enjoy additional discounts of the MyCity pass which are now available for RM5 per day and RM15 for three days, starting tomorrow until Dec 31.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Double-shift system proposal only for crowded clinics, says deputy health minister
The proposal of a double-shift system by the Ministry of Health (MOH) will only be adopted at crowded government clinics, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.
— Malay Mail

Sime Darby Plantation appoints Megat Najmuddin chairman
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) has appointed Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas as the new chairman of the board of directors, effective tomorrow.
— The Sun Daily

Bachok boat tragedy: SAR operation for missing anglers resumes today
The search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate three missing anglers who are feared drowned after a boat carrying 20 people capsized following a storm about 10 nautical miles from the Kuala Kemasin Base Jetty, has resumed at.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng to testify in damages assessment hearing of his suit against Raja Petra
Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng will testify in the hearing of assessment of damages in his defamation suit against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin over allegations of corruption in the RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.
— The Star Online

Selangor Sultan: All mosques, suraus in Selangor to reopen from July 3
All mosques and suraus in Selangor will reopen for Friday prayers and daily congregational prayers beginning this Friday (July 3). The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has given his consent after being briefed.
— Malay Mail

Two-shift system to ease workload at health clinics
The government has decided to introduce a shift system at health clinics to ease the burden on health workers, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Noor Azmi Ghazali.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Goldman Sachs close to reaching 1MDB deal with push to avoid guilty plea
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in the final stages of resolving an investigation by the US Department of Justice over its alleged role in the 1MDB financial scandal that could see the bank avoid a guilty plea, according to.
— Malay Mail

Double-shift system proposal only for crowded clinics – Deputy Health Minister
The proposal of a double-shift system by the Ministry of Health (MOH) will only be adopted at crowded government clinics, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Penang traders offered rental discounts, exemptions
Most owners and building managements in Penang have been very cooperative in offering rental deductions and exemptions to traders during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

NUTP to provide legal assistance to two retired teachers facing lawsuit
The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) Peninsular Malaysia is providing legal assistance to two retired teachers who are currently facing a defamation lawsuit.
— The Sun Daily

Additional discounts for MyCity pass beginning tomorrow, says Prasarana
Users of all Rapid KL rail and BRT services will enjoy additional discounts of the MyCity pass which are now available for RM5 per day and RM15 for three days, starting tomorrow until December 31.
— Malay Mail

RoS: Registered societies in Sarawak can now hold AGM, conferences if they follow SOP
All registered societies (organisation, associations and political parties) in Sarawak can now hold conferences and general meetings starting today (July 1), but they must adhere strictly to the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) produced by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
— The Borneo Post

ASNB declared income distribution for ASB 3 Didik, ASN Equity 2
Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) has declared an income distribution of 4.25 sen per unit for its fixed price fund Amanah Saham Bumiputera 3 (ASB 3 Didik) and two sen per unit for its variable price fund, ASN Equity 2, for the financial year ending June 30, 2020.
— The Sun Daily

After Amanah, DAP wants Shafie-for-PM proposal to be raised at Pakatan presidential council
The DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) has called upon the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council for a meeting to discuss Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) chief Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s nomination as the.
— Malay Mail



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