Malaysia morning news for June 19

Malaysia morning news for June 19

Malaysia morning newsMinister: Covid-19 showed us how 3G, 4G still underutilised
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today said that the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia had exposed how underutilised the 3G and 4G technology was.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia records 14 new Covid-19 cases today, no deaths
The Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced 14 new Covid-19 cases, and no fatalities.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Internet connectivity for students being worked on, issue is access to devices
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today sought to clarify the issues surrounding internet connectivity for students, after reports emerged of a Sabah student forced to stay overnight on a tree to.
— Malay Mail

Arrests made in Tourism Malaysia bribery investigation
Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested three directors of a PR firm for allegedly paying bribes to win a marketing contract with Tourism Malaysia.
— Travel Mole

Honda Malaysia recalls 55,354 vehicles to replace fuel pump
Honda Malaysia has recalled 55,354 Honda vehicles to replace its fuel pump as a precautionary measure, in line with the Honda global fuel pump recall.
— The Star Online

Dr M’s faction turns Bersatu logo black in campaign to pressure Muhyiddin
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s grassroots members who are still supporting disputed chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad have posted a monochrome version of the party’s logo on social media, in a symbolic act of protest.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s active Covid-19 cases drop by over 100 for third day in a row
Active COVID-19 cases in Malaysia dropped by over 100 for a third day in a row to settle at 408, after 127 people recovered and were discharged today, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).
— The Edge Markets

MMEA to focus surveillance on hotspots along west coast of johor
Despite the fact that the whole country is now placed under the recovery movement control order (RMCO), which sees the easing on restrictions, Malaysia’s national maritime areas are still tightly guarded and remain closed to.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak allows lottery outlets to reopen from June 19, night markets from June 20
Lottery outlets like Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd, and Cash Sweep can reopen for business only from June 19, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided after Putrajaya allowed those.
— Malay Mail

Open again, here’s an early look at Malaysian gyms and workout studios in the Covid-19 era
Hitting the gym before or after work used to be the norm for many working Malaysian urbanites who revelled in the adrenaline rush to power through the day or help them wind down.
— Malay Mail

National Day celebration to have elements of Rukun Negara – Saifuddin
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Rukun Negara this year, the elements of Rukun Negara will be incorporated in the events and activities of the National Day 2020 celebration, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

EC chairman: Covid-19 offers chance for Malaysia to approach elections in ‘new and innovative ways’
Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun has told Malaysians they must come to terms with the new norms resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, including in matters related to the electoral process.
— Malay Mail

Barbershops, salons reminded to comply with SOP
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry Sabah branch yesterday reminded barbershops and hair salons that they must adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which requires the donning of face masks and disposable aprons for both workers and customers.
— The Borneo Post

MCMC to improve Internet connection in UMS student’s village
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will improve Internet connectivity at Kampung Sapatalang in Pitas, Sabah after a university student posted a video of her having to spend a day in a tree just to get stable Internet connection to complete her examinations online.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah Covid-19 cluster linked to woman who died at home
The Health Ministry has detected a Covid-19 cluster linked to an elderly woman who died at home in Sabah last week. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the deceased was subsequently confirmed to be death number 120 and case 8,403 of the coronavirus, said.
— The Borneo Post

20 Johor Bersatu division leaders pledge support for Muhyiddin
Twenty division leaders of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Johor last night pledged full support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the party president and acting chairman, and also the eighth Prime Minister of.
— Malay Mail

Najib vs Zahid? Umno info chief insists no problem for one party to have two strong leaders
Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may be the Umno president, but the fact that his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak continues to loom large over the former has invited questions of who truly heads the party.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak step up with 260 days to Sukma challenge
Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has reminded all sports associations to ramp up their preparations for the Malaysia Games (Sukma) to be held in Johor from March 6 to 14 next year.
— The Borneo Post

Public taking fewer precautions
As the implementation of the recovery movement control order (MCO) enters its second week, members of the public are beginning to take fewer precautions and flouting rules outlined by the National Security Council (MKN) and Health Ministry, which exposes the nation to the risk of another wave of local Covid-19 transmissions.
— The Star Online

M’sians in Beijing wait in line for Covid-19 test amid resurgence of cases
Malaysians are cautious, with some even waiting hours to get tested for Covid-19, following a resurgence of cases here.
— The Star Online

‘Renew licence and road tax’
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has assured more than two million Malaysians whose driving licence and road tax which expired during the movement control order (MCO) period that no action will be taken against them.
— The Star Online

National Day celebration to have elements of Rukun Negara, says minister
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Rukun Negara this year, the elements of Rukun Negara will be incorporated in the events and activities of the National Day 2020 celebration, said Communications and Multimedia.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia needs ‘fresh start’ and Anwar best PM candidate, PKR man says as DAP demands answer
PKR organising secretary Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has named party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) best choice for prime minister candidate, amid indecision from the party.
— Malay Mail

Genting to reopen Pahang resort, casino, club from Friday
Genting Malaysia Berhad today announced the reopening of its Resorts World Genting (RWG) casino and club in Pahang starting June 19 at 10am with enhanced safety and health measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Dissemination of accurate, reliable info a major success of Communications and Multimedia Ministry, says Saifuddin
Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today described the dissemination of accurate and reliable information to the public while the country is facing the threats of Covid-19 pandemic as a major success of the Communications and Multimedia.
— Malay Mail

UM student union demanding reduction in varsity fees due to MCO
The Universiti Malaya (UM) student union is adamant that a portion of the fees that have been paid to the university be returned to students, citing under-utilisation of facilities due to the movement control order (MCO) as the main reason.
— The Star Online

Umno supreme council member Azalina Othman Said lambasts police probe into Hannah Yeoh as ‘bad precedent’
Two current ministers have been criticised by a former minister over the police investigation into a tweet by DAP’s Hannah Yeoh concerning child marriage.
— Malay Mail

No greenlight yet for lottery outlets to resume operations
A lottery operator’s outlets were yesterday ordered closed by the local authorities as the State Government has yet to give its green light for number forecast operators (NFOs) to reopen.
— The Borneo Post

Businessman dies after pick-up truck collided with trailer
A businessman died in hospital eight hours after his Toyota Hilux pick-up truck collided with a trailer truck at Jalan Tuaran Bypass here on Tuesday. Ng Chee Wing @ Wong Chee Wing, 49, from Taman Megah, Tawau was pronounced dead at 7pm while being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2.
— The Borneo Post

Broadband network expansion among key initiatives of KKMM’s six-month plan – Saifuddin
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s (KKMM) action plan for the next six months will be undergirded by six strategic thrusts, including expanding the broadband infrastructure network in the urban and rural areas, said its minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah allows Friday, congregational prayers at mosques
The Sabah Fatwa Council has agreed to allow Friday and Fard prayers to be performed at mosques and suraus throughout the state during the Recovery Movement Control (RMCO) starting Friday (June 19).
— The Borneo Post

Former Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen executive to face CBT charges today
A former accounts executive of Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen (YNY), owned by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and several of her family members will be charged at the Sessions Court here today for criminal breach.
— Malay Mail

New social norms, disruption to routines: Trying times for autistic community as Malaysia enters COVID-19 recovery phase
These days, mornings start at 7am for Mohd Adli Yahya, 56, and his son, Luqman Shariff Mohd Adli, 21.

Experts concerned over Malaysians’ attitude towards virus risk
Health experts are concerned that some Malaysians are behaving as though there is no more Covid-19 after the country’s shift to recovery movement control order (MCO) and they have warned that the impact is expected to be seen as early as these few days if no precautions are taken.
— The Star Online

Medical associations object to Health Ministry’s new shift system
Several associations are seeking to meet Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resolve the issue over the implementation of a new shift system at government health clinics.
— Malay Mail

Sabah to allow Friday, congregational prayers at mosques starting June 19
The Sabah Fatwa Council has agreed to allow Friday and fard prayers to be performed at mosques and surau throughout the state during the recovery movement control (RMCO) starting Friday (June 19).
— Malay Mail

Lawyer Siti Kasim in police scope over Facebook comment about PAS, tahfiz
Police are investigating vocal lawyer Siti Kasim over a recent Facebook post critical of PAS.
— Malay Mail

Zahid’s trial: After RM1.3m blank cheque revelations, witnesses put blame on moneychanger Omar Ali
Several individuals in the local business community today said they had unwittingly complied with Bukit Bintang-based moneychanger Omar Ali Abdullah’s instructions on who to pay cheques totalling RM1.1 million to unknown.
— Malay Mail

Scared of DAP? Don’t call yourselves Malays, Dr Mahathir tells ‘cowards’
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again defended DAP today, labelling Malays who are afraid of the party as “cowards” and unworthy of being in the majority community.
— Malay Mail

Dexamethasone clinical trial success on treating advance Covid-19 patients, but Dr Noor Hisham warns of side effects
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said a clinical trial on the dexamethasone steroid led by a team of researchers from the University of Oxford shows success in treating severe Covid-19 patients.
— Malay Mail

Cinemas, beauty services, massage centres can reopen in Sabah, says CM
The Sabah government has allowed cinemas, massage and reflexology centres as well as beauty services to resume business from today.
— Malay Mail

Dr Noor Hisham: New Covid-19 cluster detected in Sabah, linked to Malaysia’s 120th death
The Health Ministry announced today that a new Covid-19 cluster has been detected in Tuaran, Sabah linked to the death of the 120th Covid-19 patient in the country.
— Malay Mail

UMS experts offer solution to Kundasang tomato pile
A team of multi-discipline experts from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) conducted a demonstration of processing, bottling and packaging of tomato products recently at Kundasang Guesthouse.
— The Borneo Post

DAP says only PKR yet to agree on Dr Mahathir as PM candidate, with Anwar his deputy
DAP has urged its ally PKR today to make up its mind on agreeing to having Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) prime minister candidate, saying the pact’s other components have all agreed to it.
— Malay Mail



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