Malaysia morning news for June 2

Malaysia morning news for June 2

Malaysia morning newsSingapore-KL high speed rail project suspended till Dec 31 following Malaysia’s request for extension, says Singapore minister
Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for a seven-month extension to the High Speed Rail (HSR) project suspension. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in a Facebook post yesterday that Malaysian Senior Minister Datuk.
— 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.
— Malay Mail

Water bill: Operators must follow SPAN calculation method during MCO
Water supply operators are required to adjust bills for consumers according to the method of calculation issued by the National Water Service Commission (SPAN) for implementation during the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

SEM’s 1Q within expectations, unhindered by MCO
7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s (SEM) first quarter of the financial year 2020 (1QFY20) results were deemed within expectations, with its operations mostly uninterrupted by the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post

Health Ministry says will decide whether to further relax MCO in a week’s time
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today it will continue to monitor the Covid-19 infection chain in the country before deciding on whether the conditional movement control order (CMCO) could be lifted after June 9.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Struggles to Shake COVID-19 as PM Quarantines, Challenges Mount
In Malaysia the challenges keep piling on. The new prime minister went into a COVID-19 quarantine, even as he tries to crush rivals’ Game-of-Thrones-style attempt at his job. Hordes broke travel restrictions to celebrate Ramadan, leading to fears of a virus surge.

OYO launches sanitized stays in Malaysia
OYO Hotels & Homes is rolling out sanitized stays in Malaysia from today as movement control protocols are eased.
— New Straits times

Expedite amendment seeking heavier penalties for drink-driving
The Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) fully backs the proposed amendment that seeks to impose stiffer penalties against drunk drivers.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Petronas brings cheer to many including family of five, senior citizen
The country’s oil and gas company, Petronas has brought cheer to a poor family and a senior citizen living in Bintulu in conjunction with Aidilfitri and Gawai Dayak celebrations.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysian accounting app Biztory launches SMEs-targeted mobile app
Malaysia’s accounting app Biztory launches SMEs-targeted mobile accounting apps Biztory has launched the first version of its mobile accounting app for small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.
— e27

CMCO: Penang business premises not adhering to SOPs will be shut down, says state exco
The Penang government will not compromise with any business premises that refuse to comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period.
— Malay Mail

Barisan parties agree to stick to convention of Umno president as coalition chairman
Barisan Nasional parties unanimously agree to continue with the convention that the chairmanship of the coalition is held by the Umno president, says its secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s interracial romance film ‘Sepet’ streaming on YouTube this week
Sharifah Amani among cast members to answer fan questions in the comments.
— Coconuts Malaysia

Manufacturing data points to Covid-19 downturn easing in May, but declines remain
The IHS Markit manufacturing index in May suggests the country’s manufacturing sector could be approaching stabilisation midway through the second quarter of 2020, with reduction in output rates, new orders and employment.
— Malay Mail

Survey: With Covid-19 under control, Malaysians now worried about unemployment, job safety
A recent survey has shown that Malaysians main concern now is job safety and unemployment as the Covid-19 virus is slowly held under control in the country.
— Malay Mail

Selangor Sultan extends ban on Friday prayers at mosques by one month to June 30 due to Covid-19, except in 39 mosques
The Selangor Sultan today extended a ban on Friday prayers being held in Selangor mosques by one month to June 30 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, except for 39 selected mosques previously.
— Malay Mail

Petty traders staring at ruin as Covid-19, MCO lay waste to businesses
The extended nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) since March 18 hurt most businesses badly but has been particularly devastating to small-time businesses, petty traders and hawkers.
— Malay Mail

EC 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.
— The Borneo Post

Telco’s 1Q20 disappointing, celcos face pricing challenges
The telecommunication (telco) sector’s first quarter of 2020 (1Q20) results performance was disappointing, analysts observe, as Digi.Com Bhd (Digi), Maxis Bhd (Maxis) and Axiata Group Bhd (Axiata) came in below expectations.
— The Borneo Post

Chinese ambassador pays poetic tribute in conjunction with 46th ‘birthday’ of Malaysia-China ties
China’s ambassador to Malaysia tonight paid poetic tribute in conjunction with the 46th “birthday” of Malaysia-China ties. In a posting on his Facebook titled “Together There’s No Mountain too High to Conquer, Nor.
— Malay Mail

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

Embassy urges Malaysians in US to remain vigilant, exercise caution
Malaysian citizens in the United States have been advised to remain vigilant and exercise increased caution to ensure their safety and well-being, following civil protests in various cities there.
— Malay Mail

End of Najib’s SRC trial draws near
The high profile trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving the misappropriation of RM42mil of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds is nearing its end with oral submissions from both the prosecution and the defence.
— The Star Online

Commentary: What’s behind Mahathir’s sacking and Malaysia’s new political drama
Mahathir Mohamad’s sacking shows Malaysia’s regime change is far from complete, says James Chin.

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan vice-chancellor appointed CEO of MQA
The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) has appointed Prof Datuk Dr Husaini Omar as its new chief executive officer.
— The Star Online

Penang cops nab 42 for gathering at Bayan Lepas beach in violation of MCO
Forty-two individuals, including 12 women, got themselves in trouble with the law after they were found gathering along the famous Seagate beach at Bayan Lepas here on Sunday (May 31) night.
— The Star Online

Criticisms on forum points out to its inefficiency
The criticisms on the forum to find solutions to the issue of illegal immigrants (PTIs) in Sabah should not to be construed as protecting the PTIs but rather to point out that it is redundant, time-wasting and inefficient, said Pantau Penampang chairperson Jo Nandu.
— The Borneo Post

Prohibition for interstate travel withdrawn for married couples living apart
There’s good news for married couples living apart due to work commitment as the government is allowing interstate travel for them again beginning today.
— The Borneo Post

Sony introduces the Digital Camera ZV-1, a newly designed camera for casual video shooting
Sony has announced the new pocket-sized digital camera ZV-1 – a lightweight, compact “all-in-one” style solution perfect for casual video shooters who are currently using their smartphone to shoot casual videos and share on social networks or chat applications for communication.
— The Borneo Post

Lower targets for Focus Point after weaker results
Bursa-listed optical solutions provider Focus Point Bhd (Focus Point) registered a core profit after tax (PAT) of RM1.8 million for its first quarter of financial year 2020 (1QFY20), coming in below consensus expectations at 20.1 per cent of full year forecasts.
— The Borneo Post

Asymptomatic Covid-19 positive individuals have low virus load, says Dr Noor Hisham
Covid-19 positive individuals who are asymptomatic do not have the potential to infect others because they have a low “virus load” compared to those who are symptomatic, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham.
— Malay Mail

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysians in general have been compliant of SOPs, no exponential surge in Covid-19 cases
Malaysians, in general, have been found to be compliant with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Health Ministry to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham.
— Malay Mail

In World No Tobacco Day address, Dr Noor Hisham says 17pc of those who died of Covid-19 in Malaysia were smokers
The Health Ministry said today that 17.6 per cent of those who were infected and succumbed to Covid-19 were smokers with zero history of chronic illnesses.
— Malay Mail

General Operations Force Central Brigade seizes RM1.12m of smuggled liquor in Johor
The Central Brigade of General Operations Force (GOF) seized 4,903 litres of contraband liquor worth RM1.127 million and 120,000 sticks of contraband cigarettes worth RM169,000 in a raid at a double-storey terrace house in.
— Malay Mail

MASwings: Flight returned to base in Miri due to technical issue
MASwings has clarified that flight MH3226 from Miri to Labuan late yesterday afternoon returned to base in Miri due to a technical issue on board.
— The Borneo Post

Umno president is BN chairman based on convention, consensus, sec-gen says after Najib’s name suggested
Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the party’s supreme council has decided its president should be chairman of Barisan Nasional (BN) as per convention.
— Malay Mail

Liow thanks M’sians for donations to TAR UC, says will help varsity continue its mission
Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai reassures Malaysians who had donated to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) that the funds will be used effectively, especially in subsidising deserving students whose families have been affected by the current economic and financial circumstances.
— The Star Online

Food delivery rider dies in KL highway accident involving suspected drink-driver aged 21
A 44-year-old man died in the wee hours this morning after a 21-year-old driver suspected of drink-driving was believed to have crashed into his motorcycle at a highway in Kuala Lumpur, the police has said. Kuala Lumpur.
— Malay Mail

Sabah Bersatu reaffirms support to Muhyiddin
Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has reaffirmed its full support to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the party’s president.
— The Borneo Post

RC patrol team nabs man for alleged theft of house gate
A man was handed over to police for allegedly stealing a stainless steel gate from a house at Jalan Pujut 7B here yesterday morning.
— The Borneo Post

Alleged drunk driver remanded for colliding into, killing contract worker, says KL police chief
The drunk driver who collided into a motorcyclist, killing him, as he was on his way home along the Sultan Iskandar Highway early Monday (June 1) morning has been remanded at the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee Station.
— The Star Online

Syed Saddiq has no right to speak under Bersatu banner, says former aide
Former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has no right to speak on the capacity of Armada or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), his former aide Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal said.
— Malay Mail



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on Gawai Dayak, June 1.


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