Malaysia morning news for June 11

Malaysia morning news for June 11

Malaysia morning news

New Covid-19 survey results contain cheer for health authorities, gloom for businesses
Malaysian respondents in a recent survey said they were still coming to grips with Covid-19 when those in neighbouring countries were already settled to life alongside the pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Despite Covid-19 pandemic, China’s love for Malaysian durians knows no bounds
Malaysian durians continue to be a hit in China, driven by strong demands and consumption from the Chinese for the King of Fruit.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian schools to reopen in phases starting Jun 24
Malaysian schools will reopen in phases, starting on Jun 24 for those taking their leaving examinations, said Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin on Wednesday (Jun 10).
— CNA

Interstate travel resumes, more services reopen as Malaysia steps into a new normal
After close to three months of an interstate travel ban, the Bandar Tasik Selatan integrated terminal was a hive of activity on Wednesday (Jun 10) morning.
— CNA

Sarawak to follow Putrajaya’s RMCO, with ‘improvements’ for local sensibilities
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said it will follow the federal government into the next phase of the movement control order (MCO) starting tomorrow, but will adapt some of Putrajaya’s measures to better suit.
— Malay Mail

Agong presents donation to homeless community in KL
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today presented a donation to the homeless community at the homeless transit centre in Desa Tasik, Cheras, here.
— Malay Mail

Govt eases entry from Labuan to Sabah
The State Government has eased the entry of Sabahans and Malaysians alike from Labuan to the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Ceiling price for RON95, diesel reportedly revoked by fed govt
The federal government has reportedly removed a clause for the ceiling price for RON95 and diesel fuel from a price control order.
— The Borneo Post

Putrajaya revokes price ceiling for petrol, diesel
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has rescinded the price control order that restricted RON95 petrol to RM2.08/L and diesel to RM2.14/L.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19 SOP compliance of utmost importance as Malaysia kickstarts recovery
Starting today, almost all activities in the economic, social, religious and education sectors will resume fully in stages.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Number of Malaysians infected overseas is low
The government has decided to allow Malaysians returning from overseas to undergo home quarantine beginning today because of the low rate of Covid-19 infection among returnees, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Watchdog predicts poor anti-corruption score for Malaysia after AG drops Musa Aman, Riza Aziz cases
Malaysia’s recent progress on the world Corruption Perception Index (CPI) could be reversed next year following the prosecution’s withdrawal of charges against former Sabah leader Tan Sri Musa Aman and Hollywood.
— Malay Mail

UM up to 59th spot in 2020 QS world varsity rankings; Taylor’s debuts in top 400
Universiti Malaya (UM) rose 11 places to 59th spot in this year’s QS World University Rankings, marking its best showing to date.  Twelve other Malaysian higher learning institutions also improved their rankings this.
— Malay Mail

Foreign workers might get tested for Covid-19
Sarawak is currently considering screening foreign workers for Covid-19. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said so far, there was no condition that foreign workers at construction sites or plantations must be tested because private testing was very limited.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RM9 million grant for private Chinese secondary schools
The state government handed over a RM9 million grant to the Sarawak United Association of Private Chinese Secondary Schools Management Board in Kuching on Tuesday (June 9).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Must have MySejahtera, Covid Trace, Qmunity app
All Malaysians from Malaya, Sabah and Labuan entering Sarawak do not have to apply for approval from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) or take the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19 three days before travelling to the state.
— New Sarawak Tribune

EC: Over 80,000 applied to register as voters in Malaysia in Q1 2020
The Election Commission (EC) received 80,766 applications to register as new voters and 18,989 applications for change of voting constituencies in the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020).
— Malay Mail

Three cosmetic products found to contain mercury, says Dr Noor Hisham
The Health Ministry is advising the public to stop using and buying three cosmetic products that have been found to contain scheduled poison, namely mercury, which can be harmful to health.
— Malay Mail

500 Startups invests in buy-now-pay-later services startup Split
Split, a fintech startup that enables businesses to provide a ‘buy-now-pay-later’ service to their customers in Singapore and Malaysia, announced today it has secured an undisclosed amount of funding, led by 500 Startups.
— e27

Sibu mulls temporary license for Pasar Tamu, Sunday Market traders to manage crowd
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) is looking at the possibility of issuing a temporary license for traders at the Pasar Tamu of the Central market and Sunday Market at Mahsuri Road when they reopen.
— The Borneo Post

MACC nabs four directors over alleged misappropriation of subsidised cooking oil
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained four company directors for alleged involvement in a syndicate responsible for the misappropriation of subsidised cooking oil supply quota.
— The Star Online

Passengers will be required to fill up health declaration before ride, says Grab Malaysia
Though Grab is one of the many companies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, they’ve become one of the most in-demand services needed by customers during social distancing measures.
— Malay Mail

Two-thirds of M’sian workers want work-from-home policy to continue, reveals KPMG survey
Majority of the workforce in Malaysia supports the continuation of work-from-home arrangement post movement control order (MCO) period, reveals a survey by KPMG Malaysia.
— The Star Online

RMCO: Little ‘balik kampung’ traffic on major highway exits despite travel ban lift
Malaysians appear to have put on hold their plans to head back to their hometowns, even as the authorities finally lifted the ban on interstate travel after nearly three months since it enforced movement curbs.
— Malay Mail

AirAsia lets you fly unlimited times within Malaysia for RM399
With the lifting of interstate travel restrictions during the recovery movement control order (RMCO), which starts today, AirAsia is now introducing its Unlimited Pass for domestic travel for RM399.
— Malay Mail

Roadblocks monitoring interstate travellers called off as RMCO kicks in
Roadblocks set up to prevent interstate travels nationwide were closed from midnight today after the government decided to allow interstate movement for the duration of the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
— Malay Mail

Inspection of goods, prices extended to rural areas
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs officers inspecting controlled items at one of the premises in rural areas.
— The Borneo Post

Penang cops bust two syndicates, seize drugs worth RM1.28m
Police have smashed two drug trafficking syndicates with the arrest of five people including four Myanmar nationals and seizure of drugs worth RM1.28 million in Penang.
— Malay Mail

Ustaz to hold community talk at Pustaka Sibu
Sarawak State Library (Pustaka) in Sibu and Kuiscell Sdn Bhd will collaborate to hold a community talk entitled ‘Covid-19: Muhasabah Diri’ at 10.30am on June 12.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Single mother claims trial in Kuala Lumpur to insulting King, PM on blog
A single mother was charged in the Sessions Court here today on two counts of making offensive remarks and insulting comments against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Bangladesh says will not take Rohingya refugees detained in Malaysia
Bangladesh said Tuesday it would refuse to take back 269 Rohingya refugees detained by the Malaysian coastguard while they were adrift on a damaged boat.
— Malay Mail

Rosmah, jewellery firm yet to inspect seized items linked to 1MDB
The High Court here has been told that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and jewellery firm Global Royalty have yet to physically inspect assets that were seized from a premises belonging Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd, allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund scandal.
— The Star Online

10 Sabah MPs pledge support for Shafie amidst defection rumours
Members of Parliament from Parti Warisan Sabah have issued a statement to deny a report that there would be defections from the party as alleged by a local Malay daily.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: Police to continue monitoring business premises to ensure SOP compliance
The police will continue to mobilise teams to monitor business premises which have been permitted to operate during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
— The Borneo Post

 

 

 

 

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