Malaysia morning news for July 24

Malaysia morning news for July 24

Malaysia morning newsCOVID-19: Face masks compulsory in Malaysia’s crowded public spaces, transportation from Aug 1
The wearing of face masks in crowded public spaces and on public transportation will be made compulsory starting Aug 1, said Malaysian Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Thursday (Jul 23).
— CNA

RM4.8b for rural infrastructure development in Sabah
The government has allocated RM4.8 billion or 19% of the allocation under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) for implementation of infrastructure development projects, which included water and electricity supply, as well as road, in the rural areas in Sabah.
— The Sun Daily

All filming in Malaysia, even for social media requires a licence: Multimedia minister
All film production in Malaysia, whether by mainstream media for traditional broadcasting or personal social media, requires a licence from the government agency regulating the film industry, said Minister for Communications and Multimedia Saifuddin Abdullah.
— CNA

Malaysia is transparent in revealing Covid-19 numbers – Dr Rohaizat
Claims made by several parties that Malaysia is not being transparent enough in revealing Covid-19 numbers is not accurate, said former Deputy Director-General (Medical) Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s consumer price index down 1.9% in June 2020 from a year ago
Malaysia’s consumer price index down 1.9% in June 2020 from a year agoPETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) declined 1.9% in June 2020 to 119.
— The Sun Daily

No quarantine for frequent West Malaysia-Sarawak travellers
Frequent travellers between Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon reaching their destinations.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia’s life expectancy at birth increases to 74.9 years; longevity higher among females, Chinese
The years that babies in Malaysia in 2020 are expected to live has increased further to 74.9 years or almost 75 years, the latest statistics from the Department of Statistics of Malaysia (DOSM) has shown.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to make face masks mandatory
Malaysia said Thursday that it is making it mandatory to wear a face mask when using public transportation and in “crowded” public spaces beginning Aug 1 as more coronavirus cases are reported daily.
— Bangkok Post

RM4.8b allocated for rural infrastructure development in Sabah
The government has allocated RM4.8 billion or 19 per cent of the allocation under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) for implementation of infrastructure development projects, which included water and electricity supply, as well.
— Malay Mail

Bersih 2.0 (Sabah) condemns attempts to entice party hopping and calls for recall elections
Bersih 2.0 (Sabah) released a statement today, calling for the Sabah State Government to use its two-third majority in the State Assembly to curb party-hopping by introducing recall elections.
— The Sun Daily

No go for Penang reclamation project pending DOE approval, says minister
The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will not be given the green light pending approval of the environment management plan (EMP) by the Department of Environment (DOE) Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said.
— The Star Online

Govt may review sale of alcohol at grocery stores
The Housing and Local Government Ministry said there was a need to review existing regulations that allowed alcohol to be sold in grocery stores.
— The Star Online

Putrajaya sees need to review alcohol sales in grocery stores across Malaysia
The Housing and Local Government Ministry said today it agreed there was a need to review the sale of alcoholic beverages in grocery stores throughout the country.
— Malay Mail

Water supply in Klang, Kuala Langat restored
The water supply in two areas in Klang and eight areas in Kuala Langat, which was disrupted since Monday due to a burst pipe following an incident of soil erosion and sedimentation, has been restored.
— The Sun Daily

All film producers must apply for Finas licence even for social media, multimedia minister insists
All production of films and recording regardless of whether media agencies or individual media outlets must apply for licence before filming, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah insisted today.
— Malay Mail

Fake laundry powder seized in Cheras
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) seized 651 units of fake laundry powder worth RM4,882.50 during an inspection on a residential premises in Cheras.
— The Sun Daily

Face mask ceiling prices to be lowered mid-August, says Nanta
The wholesale and retail ceiling price of face mask will be reduced beginning August 15, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M says may start new party if court rules against him on Aug 7
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he has not decided if he will be contesting in the next general election but will consider forming another political party if the court decision on Aug 7 regarding his removal from Bersatu is not in his favour.
— The Star Online

MP asks: Does it mean we need a Finas licence for FB Live, IG and TikTok videos?
An unsatisfactory parliamentary reply by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah has raised questions over whether Malaysians are now required to apply for a National Film Development Corporation (Finas) licence for their social media posts if these involve videos.
— The Star Online

EC sets Slim by-election on Aug 29
The Election Commission (EC) has set the by-election for the Slim state seat in Perak to be held on August 29.
— Malay Mail

Are we ready for fill-finish human vaccine operations?
The news announced by Minister of Science,Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin last week that Duopharma Biotech Bhd and Pharmaniaga Holdings Bhd will be undertaking the fill and finish processes for a Covid-19 vaccine, should be met with cautious optimism, said the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy.
— The Sun Daily

Cops pull the plug on two online gambling call centres in Kuching
The Sarawak Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday raided two “call centres” of an online gambling syndicate which has been operating for six months.
— The Borneo Post

Selangor to review Covid-19 SOP to curb spread: Amirudin
The Selangor government will review the implementation of the standard operating procedure (SOP) to contain the Covid-19 epidemic in the state, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Report: Filming for personal social media requires Finas licence too
The government requires all filming to be licensed by the National Film Development Corporation (Finas), even for personal social media, a news report said.
— The Borneo Post

Reduce prices of face masks before making them mandatory: Fomca
THE government must ensure face masks are affordable if it wants to make wearing them in public areas mandatory, says Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca).
— The Sun Daily

Pan Borneo Highway Project, tuna industry among topics to be raised at today’s Parliament sitting
Issues on the Pan Borneo Highway Project, tuna industry and issuance of film production licence are among topics to be discussed at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
— Malay Mail

Moody’s reassessing assumptions on a government’s capacity to provide support for financial institutions
Moody’s Investors Service is in the midst of reassessing the support assumptions to reflect its assessment of a government’s capacity to provide support, represented by its sovereign ratings and the probability of it committing public funds to support particular financial institutions.
— The Sun Daily

DBKL issues temporary trading permits to unemployed city folk
The food business is seen as the best and easiest avenue to earn some money to tide one over during difficult times. In view of the layoffs and job loss during the movement control order (MCO) and influx of hawkers in.
— Malay Mail

5,000 grads undergoing training under “Protege-Ready to work” programme
A total of 5,000 participants are undergoing training under the Professional Training and Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (Protege) -Ready To Work (RTW) to help increase the marketability of unemployed graduates.
— The Sun Daily

MyHSR Corp appoints Esa as chairman
MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd has appointed architect Tan Sri Esa Mohamed as its chairman.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: Penang cannot start land reclamation project without approved environmental management plan
The Penang state government cannot implement the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project until the environmental management plan (EMP) has been approved by the Department of Environment (DoE), Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan.
— Malay Mail

Public can now access asset declaration details of govt administrators: MACC
The public can now access the asset declaration details of members of the government administration via the portal mydeclaration.sprm.gov.my starting today.
— The Sun Daily

Bersatu-linked think tank’s study suggests one in two Malaysians would back Umno-PAS in snap poll, Pakatan losing urban foothold
Over half the respondents from an Emir Research survey said they would vote for an Umno-PAS pairing in a hypothetical early general election, according to the results released yesterday.
— Malay Mail

M’sia-Germany trade to remain resilient amidst pandemic
The Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) remains upbeat that bilateral trade between both countries will be back on track after the setbacks and disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year.
— The Borneo Post

Domestic Trade Ministry seize fake laundry powder in Cheras
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) seized 651 units of fake laundry powder worth RM4,882.50 during an inspection on a residential premise in Cheras.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19 Temporary Measures Bill to help individuals, companies recover: Takiyuddin
The Implementation of Temporary Measures to Reduce Impact of Covid-19 Bill, which is being drawn up, is set to create room and opportunities for the recovery process of affected individuals and companies while stimulating the country’s economy in the long term.
— The Sun Daily

Miti re-strategises action plan in NAP 2020
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) is re-strategising the action plan in implementing the National Automotive Plan (NAP) 2020 which aims to make the nation’s automotive sector more competitive and developed.
— The Borneo Post

Transport & logistics segments on varying paths to recovery
The transportation & logistics sector is recovering with the reopening of the local and global economy at a varied rate and path for the different segments within the sector, observed AmInvestment Bank Research (AmResearch).
— The Sun Daily

Analysts: Windfall tax possible for rubber gloves
Analysts at Macquarie Equities Research (MQ Research) believes the government could consider a windfall tax of about ten per cent for rubber glovemakers which would be “palatable to the sector and market.”
— The Borneo Post

Net foreign inflows into Malaysian bonds in June hit six-year high
Foreign bond holdings expanded to RM198.9 billion in June, from RM1.5 billion in May, on the back of the highest recorded net foreign inflows since May 2014 (RM13.5 billion), according to Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC).
— The Sun Daily

Chief minister targets year-end start to trial run of TV Sarawak
The Sarawak government has been granted a 10-year licence by the federal Ministry of Multimedia and Communications to operate a TV station in Kuching, state Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg said tonight.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia stopped paying cession money to Sulu Sultanate in 2013
Malaysia has stopped paying the cession money of RM5,300 a year through lawyers representing the nine heirs of the Sulu Sultanate since 2013, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
— The Sun Daily

PM Muhyiddin tops MACC list with RM93,000 monthly income, 10 other govt officials have assets over RM10m
With his public declaration of getting RM93,000 every month, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin earns the highest income in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
— Malay Mail

Govt seeking permission to allow 3 M’sians to be among 1,000 haj pilgrims: Zulkifli
The government has appealed to Saudi Arabia to allow three Malaysians who are there, to be among the 1,000 pilgrims selected to perform the Haj this year, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Shopkeeper in Sabah fined for not adhering to MCO guidelines
A shop operator in Beaufort district was fined for not abiding by the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the recovery movement control order (MCO).
— The Star Online

Saifuddin shares KKMM initiatives to help those affected by Covid-19
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) is always committed to addressing the problems faced by the media industry as many media organisations have been forced to downsize their operations following the spread of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

PSB shocked by Wan Junaidi’s claim S’wak gained self-rule, not independence in 1963
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) said it is shocked and disappointed with Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Minister Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s statement that Sarawak did not gain independence but self-governance on July 22, 1963.
— The Borneo Post

1,862 individuals arrested over prostitution so far this year
The police have arrested 1,863 individuals believed to be involved in prostitution in the capital under Op Noda as of July 19 this year.
— The Sun Daily

‘Malaysia has stopped paying cession money to Sulu Sultanate since 2013’
Malaysia has stopped paying the cession money of RM5,300 a year through lawyers representing the nine heirs of the Sulu Sultanate since 2013, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
— The Borneo Post

Al Jazeera waves off Finas’ claim of not having documentary licence
News outlet Al Jazeera has dismissed tonight the claims by the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) that it did not have the necessary licence to film or air its documentary on the alleged mistreatment of migrants.
— Malay Mail

Careplus to acquire Centro Heights, convert properties into workers’ hostel
PETALING JAYA: into a conditional share acquisition agreement with Chang Keng Chiang, Chang Sze Wei and Chang Kai Ping (the vendors) to acquire 100% of Centro Heights Sdn Bhd for RM3.8 million in total.
— The Sun Daily

Undersea tunnel probe: Lim Guan Eng to continue giving statement to MACC on Saturday
Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) has been asked to return to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here on Saturday in connection with the investigation into the undersea tunnel project in Penang.
— The Sun Daily

Study: Quarter of Malaysian firms speeding up digital transformation because of Covid-19
A quarter of Malaysian firms have accelerated their digital transformation plans as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, while 60% have slowed down, according to a study by Workday.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19 Temporary Measures Bill to help individuals, companies recover, says minister
The Implementation of Temporary Measures to Reduce Impact of Covid-19 Bill, which is being drawn up, is set to create room and opportunities for the recovery process of affected individuals and companies while stimulating.
— Malay Mail

Company director charged with CBT, involving RM200,000
A director of a construction company was charged in the Sessions Court here today with committing criminal breach of trust, involving RM200,000.
— The Sun Daily

Lawmaker urges minister to explain if all Malaysians must put up RM50,000 just to post videos on social media
Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil pressed Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today to explain if he meant all Malaysians were required to obtain a licence to produce any video content, after the minister implied so in Parliament.
— Malay Mail

Court sets Aug 21 for mention of Indonesian man charged with murdering three contrymen
The Magistrate’s Court here today set Aug 21 for mention of a case involving an Indonesian plantation worker who was charged with the murder of his three countrymen.
— The Sun Daily

Penang clog maker hopes craft receives UNESCO recognition
A 52-year-old Penangite hopes that the craft of making Kah Kiak, a hokkien slang for wooden clogs, would receive official recognition as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (Unesco).
— The Borneo Post

 

 

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