Malaysia morning news for June 15

Malaysia morning news for June 15

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases drop to eight today, with one death
Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dropped to eight as of noon today from 43 yesterday, which raises the country’s total confirmed Covid-19 infections to 8,453.
— The Edge Markets

Govt to address issues faced by foreign workers stranded in Malaysia
The government will look into the plight of foreign workers left in the lurch by employers who have gone bust, as well as those having issues with their permits.
— New Straits Times

Dr Mahathir’s media advisor alleges PNB CEO being ousted using attacks against credentials
Datuk Kadir Jasin claimed today Permodalan Nasional Berhad chief executive Abdul Jalil Rasheed was being forced out by unnamed critics who were putting a spotlight on alleged discrepancies in his academic qualifications.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia not fulfilling legal obligations in treatment of refugees
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) and the Coalition for Child Rights Malaysia (CRCM) are appalled by the arrest and detention of 269 Rohingya asylum seekers, including 49 children, who arrived in Malaysia on June 8 by boat.
— The Star Online

More vehicles but highways still smooth-flowing, says senior minister
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said major highways remained free-flowing despite an increase in the number of vehicles on them.
— Malay Mail

Transport minister: Good support for proposal to impose heavier penalties on drunk drivers
The move to amend the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) to provide for heavier punishment against reckless drivers and those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is getting support.
— Malay Mail

New operating agreement for Malaysia’s airports to be finalised this year, says Dr Wee
A new operating agreement (OA) for Malaysia’s aviation gateways is set to be finalised this year, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).
— The Star Online

Najib Races Plans Into Action To Get Off The Hook?
The moves to get charges dropped against UMNO’s warlords appear to have moved into urgent top gear – is this a sign that the coup coalition fears time may be running out?
— Sarawak Report

“Malaysia among top five globally to have successfully contained Covid-19”
Malaysia has been recognised as among the five nations in the world to have succeeded in controlling the spread of Covid-19, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Edge Markets

Johor MB announces seven key initiatives to tackle Covid-19 aftermath in the state
The Johor government will introduce seven initiatives (Tujuh Ikhtiar Makmur Johor) as part of the plan to restore the state’s economy damaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

After over three decades, Speedy Videos closing all stores in Malaysia permanently
Speedy Video Distributors Sdn Bhd has announced that it will shutter all its retail outlets in the country.
— Malay Mail

Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam… How some countries kept Covid at bay
As the epidemic took hold in China, many feared for its neighbours. But rapid action and clear messaging have so far contained the virus.
— The Guardian

Malaysia minister says ‘news’ that Singaporeans not welcomed is fake
Malaysia’s Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob has fallen victim to fake news claiming that he does not welcome Singaporeans to the country.
— The Straits times

Good support for proposal to impose heavier penalties on drunk drivers – Wee
The move to amend the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) to provide for heavier punishment against reckless drivers and those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is getting support because it transcends racial, religious and political interests, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Borneo Post
Govt targets 30,968 participants for settlers development programme
The government is targetting 30,968 Felda settlers to participate in the Settlers Development Programme (PPP) by the end of this year.
— The Borneo Post

AirAsia lauds efforts to excite local tourism
Efforts to boost domestic tourism is very much needed to stimulate and revive the industry here.
— The Borneo Post

MOHA plans to only use IMM13 for standardisation purpose
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) intends to standardise the documentation of foreign nationals from the Philippines in Sabah by using only using one document, namely, IMM13, as among the strategies to facilitate identification of illegal immigrants (PATI) from that country.
— The Borneo Post

Stiffer penalties for DUI on the cards
The Transport Ministry has finalised all proposed amendments to introduce stiffer penalties for those caught driving under the influence (DUI), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

Pining to play pins? Here’s how one bowling alley has been preparing for reopening on June 15
The thump of heavy balls rolling down hardwood floors and crashing into skittles may resound again today, as bowling alleys begin operation today as Malaysia takes steps towards economic revival in the Covid-19 era.
— Malay Mail

Status of registered co-ops to be reviewed to determine quality
The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives aims to revamp all cooperatives in the country by refining the definitions of ‘active’, ‘non-active’ and ‘dormant’ to describe the status of a registered organisation.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Palm oil industry rejoice as economies reopen
After a dramatic slowdown in the first quarter due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) lockdown imposed by countries across the globe, the palm oil bulls are on the move again, ready to charge the market in the second quarter onwards.
— The Borneo Post

Grab launches new programme to help small biz
As the country accelerates towards greater digitalisation, Grab will be introducing the Grab Digital Small-Biz (GDS) programme aimed at helping small businesses adapt to the ‘new normal’.
— The Borneo Post

Guided by 3Es – engineering, education and enforcement
Excerpts from Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong’s interview on how he got things moving to avert a national crisis when the movement control order (MCO) was imposed.
— The Star Online

Serba Dinamik acquires TR yard to enhance operations
Global integrated engineering services provider Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (Serba Dinamik Holdings) has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) wholly-owned subsidiary Petronas Asset Sdn Bhd, in relation to Teluk Ramunia Yard located in.
— The Borneo Post

Chamber sec-gen expects business, public confidence to pick up in view of virus slowdown
Businesses and public confidence are generally expected to pick up over time as the Covid-19 outbreak in the country is being contained, opines Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretary-general Jonathan Chai.
— The Borneo Post

MCO couldn’t come between Malaysians and their love for durians… but the weather might
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent movement control order (MCO) imposed on Malaysia seem to have had little to no effect on the country’s durian sellers, who reported a substantial increase in demand, especially for.
— Malay Mail

New operating agreement for Malaysia’s airports to be finalised this year, says Dr Wee
A new operating agreement (OA) for Malaysia’s aviation gateways is set to be finalised this year, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

Call to set up RCI to probe country’s financial status under PH govt
The non-governmental organisation, Kelab Sahabat N87, today filed a police report to investigate and to urge the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to study the country’s financial position under the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Covid-19 lockdown: Malaysians with pay cuts struggled more than jobless to pay bills, survey found
During the movement control order (MCO), many businesses were affected when the country came to a halt almost overnight.
— Malay Mail

Ministry ready for online campaigning in Chini by-election
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (CMM) is ready to provide enhanced internet capacity and coverage if the Election Commission (EC) decides to encourage campaigning for the Chini state by-election to be held via social media.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ismail Sabri: Citizens still not allowed to travel abroad, case-to-case for students sitting for exams
Malaysia’s travel policy remains tight and restricted with no citizens being allowed to travel abroad except for cases whereby students need to sit for their examinations, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Ismail Sabri: 10 out of 2,921 Malaysians returning from abroad since June 10 test positive for Covid-19
Ten out of the total 2,921 Malaysians who have returned from abroad since June 10 have been tested positive for Covid-19, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Fire partially destroys sports equipment store in Kuching
The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) successfully extinguished a fire which destroyed a section of a sports equipment shop on the ground floor of Boulevard Shopping Mall, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli here.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian Medical Association urges Health Ministry to take action against middlemen unlawfully pushing Covid-19 screening
The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said the Health Ministry must act against third-parties openly advertising Covid-19 screening in violation of legal restrictions against such promotions.
— Malay Mail

Traffic and enforcement service counters to open daily at all state police headquarters from tomorrow
Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) counters will be opened daily beginning tomorrow, to enable the public to check and pay summonses as well as obtain supporting.
— Malay Mail

Good news from Sarawak, more relaxation granted
It’s good news for those who want to go to Sarawak after restrictions to travel to the Land of the Hornbills have now been lifted when the recovery movement control order (RMCO) was.
— Malay Mail

Ministry to propose entrepreneurship aid
The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) will propose to the federal cabinet at the end of this month to give assistance to youth doing business.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia senior minister lodges police report over fake news that he does not welcome Singaporeans
Malaysian Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has lodged a police report over rumours saying that he did not welcome Singaporeans into the country.
— CNA

Covid-19: One new positive case recorded in Sarawak today, Bintulu now yellow zone
Sarawak recorded one new positive case of Covid-19 today, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 557 since the first case was reported on March 13.
— The Borneo Post

Ismail Sabri: Govt may consider closing down public places to avoid new Covid-19 cluster
The federal government may consider reverting to its previous decision and close down public places like zoo in a bid to avoid seeing a new Covid-19 cluster, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

KTMB eastern region all set to run DMU trains
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) eastern region is now ready to fully run the new Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains to replace the conventional trains currently used today.
— Malay Mail

After over three decades, Speedy Videos closing all stores in Malaysia permanently
Speedy Video Distributors Sdn Bhd has announced that it will shutter all its retail outlets in the country.
— Malay Mail

Johor PKN expresses support for federal, state govts’ leadership
The Johor Penggerak Komuniti Negara (PKN) has always supported the leadership of the federal and state governments, said its chairman Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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