Malaysia morning news for June 1

Malaysia morning news for June 1

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia reports 57 new COVID-19 infections
Malaysia reported 57 new coronavirus infections on Sunday (May 31), taking its tally to 7,819, the health ministry said.
— CNA

Malaysia, Singapore agree to defer HSR project until Dec 31: Khaw Boon Wan
Malaysia and Singapore said on Sunday (May 31) they have reached an agreement to defer the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project again until the end of the year.
— CNA

TNB to meet minister tomorrow on ‘high’ electricity bills
The energy and natural resources ministry has asked Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to give an explanation on the issue of discounts and electricity bills, which has sparked outrage among the public.
— FMT

Air Selangor to implement new guidelines beginning June
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) will implement new guidelines issued by the National Water Service Commission (SPAN), effective June.
— Malay Mail

Election Commission looks into proposal not to limit nomination day
The Election Commission (EC) is reviewing the proposal not to limit the nomination for any election to one day only and for the process to be implemented online.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian Institute of Integrity ready to assist companies developing anti-bribery procedures
The Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) is committed to helping companies to formulate sufficient procedures to prevent corrupt practices as the Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 will come into force tomorrow (June 1), imposing steep penalties for corporate corruption.
— Malay Mail

Bumiputera chart consistently higher participation, highest growth rate in labour force, Malaysia’s Statistics Department shows
The Bumiputera community has consistently recorded the fastest growth and most participation among locals in the country’s overall labour force, according to an informal study from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) said today.
— Malay Mail

Hamzah once labelled Muhyiddin as ‘power hungry’, claims Syed Saddiq
PPBM secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin once described Muhyiddin Yassin as a “power hungry” leader who wanted to topple Najib Razak’s administration, Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed today.
— FMT

Covid-19: M’sia hopes to break infection chain not long from now – Health DG
Malaysia is optimistic that it will be able to break the Covid-19 infection chain not too long from now, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
— The Borneo Post

Govt invites proposals, suggestions on Covid-19 Bill
The government welcomes proposals and recommendations from the public on the drafting of the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

‘M’sia in final phase of recovery’
Malaysia is in the final phase of recovery following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) which has successfully reduced the number of new Covid-19 cases.
— The Star Online

Brunei to adhere to Malaysia’s new entry policies
Bruneians entering Malaysia from June 1 have to pay for the mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine.
— The Star Online

MTUC baffled, refutes Zafrul’s claim on Malaysia workforce figures
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) said today it is baffled by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz’s claim that nearly 70% of the nation’s workforce has returned to their jobs because many employers have been talking about massive layoff exercises in the coming weeks.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia reports 30 new COVID-19 cases
Malaysia’s health ministry reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (May 30), bringing the national total to 7,762.
— CNA

MMEA detects 9,048 suspicious-looking vessels during MCO, CMCO
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detected 9,048 suspicious-looking vessels and boats in Malaysian waters during the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) and the conditional movement control order.
— Malay Mail

Lawmaker says MACC, AG duty-bound to investigate audio clip of Bersatu leader saying Umno MPs can be baited with positions
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the attorney general must start immediate investigations into a leaked recording of a Bersatu party leader claiming rival lawmakers could be enticed with government and GLC posts.
— Malay Mail

Interactive: How Malaysia and other countries are easing their Covid-19 restrictions
More than half of the world’s countries – including Malaysia – have eased lockdown restrictions that have been put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19, according to data from Oxford’s Blatavnik School of Government.
— The Star Online

Experts raise concerns about damage to Malaysian children’s mental health, formative learning with extended school closures due to Covid-19
Children and younger students could experience serious harm to their early socialisation and learning abilities if their enforced isolation under the movement control order (MCO) is prolonged, according to several experts.
— Malay Mail

MARii, Sengenics to develop world’s first qualitative, quantitative Covid-19 test kit
The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) has partnered with Sengenics Sdn Bhd to develop ‘ImmuSAFE™’, the world’s first qualitative and quantitative Covid-19 test kit for industrial applications.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian TV producers group calls for National Creative Industry Policy to be update
The National Creative Industry Policy (NCIP) needs to be updated to keep pace with current developments, according to the Malaysian Television Producers Association (PTVM).
— Malay Mail

Virtual court hearings should be made permanent, says Sabah Law Society
The Sabah Law Society (SLS) is of the firm view that the amended Rules being proposed in relation to virtual hearings should be permanent rather than temporary in nature, as some have suggested.
— Malay Mail

State to narrow rural-urban devt gap, leaving no one out
The government will continue to implement rural transformation programmes in tandem with developing Sarawak into a more progressive state for the benefit of all.
— New Sarawak Tribune

30 new cases in country, no deaths, says health DG
The total number of Covid-19 positive cases yesterday reached double digits again with 30 cases reported, bringing the current cumulative total to 7,762 cases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

PSB perturbed by PAS’s call to ban alcohol sale
Parti Besatu Sarawak (PSB) assures that it will not support any extremist ideology and urge all Sarawakians to reject attempts by Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) to spread their religious radicalism and racism to the beloved multiracial and harmonious state of Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Deportation process of illegals set for next week
Illegal immigrants currently held at Immigration depots nationwide will be deported to their respective countries starting next week, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

Overseas travel still not allowed
Malaysians are still barred from travelling abroad, especially to countries considered as high risk for Covid-19 infections, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— New Sarawak Tribune

More online leaks tonight as Dr Mahathir vs Muhyiddin factions tussle on social media
A photograph depicting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seated together with political party leaders has been making waves and sparked debate on whether the former prime minister did really abandon Pakatan Harapan (PH).
— Malay Mail

Minister: Govt invites proposals, suggestions on Malaysia’s Covid-19 bill
The government welcomes proposals and recommendations from the public on the drafting of the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Student on transit in Malaysia becomes latest Thai patient
A Thai student who returned from Saudi Arabia via land border with Malaysia is the latest Covid-19 patient in Thailand.
— Malay Mail

KL police chief: Almost 1,000 nabbed for drink-driving last year
A total of 979 individuals were arrested last year for driving under the influence of alcohol in an operation against drunk drivers, code-named “Ops Mabuk”, in the federal capital.
— Malay Mail

SMC to beef up dog unit to contain rabies outbreak
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC), overwhelmed by requests from members of the public to catch stray dogs on the streets, is set to strengthen its dog unit.
— The Borneo Post

Ex-deputy minister rues missed opportunity by Umno to reform itself
The stranglehold of former Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak on the party has proven to be a great missed opportunity for Umno to allow people like deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and former Youth chief Khairy.
— Malay Mail

High detection and prevention by Health Ministry stems Covid-19 fatalities, says Dr Noor Hisham
The absence of fatalities from Covid-19 in over a week has been attributed to the Health Ministry’s high capability in detecting and preventing the virus, said its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

PM proposes amendment to Road Transport Act to impose heavier penalties against drunk-driving
There is a need to amend the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) so that heavier penalties can be meted out on those driving under the influence.
— Malay Mail

MCO: Understanding how your electricity usage is calculated
With the Covid-19 movement control order (MCO), consumers may have some questions on how their electricity bills are being calculated by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB). Here are the most frequently asked questions
— The Star Online

 

 

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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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