Malaysia morning news for June 4

Malaysia morning news for June 4

Malaysia morning news

AirAsia waives flight change fees for guests traveling up to Dec 31
AirAsia is offering further flexibility for guests who are travelling up to Dec 31 this year by waiving flight change fees following the validity extension of its credit accounts to two years.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia hands 5G spectrum to little-known firm controlled by politically linked tycoon
Malaysia has quietly awarded the highly sought-after 5G telecommunications spectrum to several players, including the little-known Altel, a firm controlled by the reclusive but politically connected tycoon Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary, seemingly without an open tender previously promised.
— The Star Online

Former Miss Universe Malaysia apologises over ‘coloured people’ comment
Former Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James has apologised for her controversial remarks on the ongoing nationwide protests in the US.
— The Star Online

Malaysia records 93 new Covid-19 cases, with only two of them locals
Malaysia recorded 93 new Covid-19 cases today, of which only two were locals and no deaths reported, the Ministry of Health said today.
— Malay Mail

MTUC calls for viable and sustainable plans to help workers
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants to see a viable and sustainable plan in addressing the woes of workers in Malaysia in the short-term economic recovery plan that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to announce this month, said its Secretary-General J. Solomon.
— The Borneo Post

UMSC offers 200 free influenza vaccination to frontliners
University Malaya Specialist Centre (UMSC), as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, is providing 200 free influenza vaccination to Foodpanda riders and the Make It Right Movement community.
— Malay Mail

Nearly 70pc of workforce back at work as of May 17, says finance minister
Some 10.25 million people, or 67.2 per cent of the workforce, had returned to work as of May 17, up from 6.64 million people or 43.6 per cent a week earlier (May 10), said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul.
— Malay Mail

Former IGP Musa Hassan appointed to Universiti Sains Islam board of directors
Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan has been appointed to the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) board of directors.
— The Star Online

Covid-19: Malaysian job losses could hit over two million, new survey finds
A recent survey by recruitment company JobStreet has revealed up to 20 per cent of respondents have been retrenched, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Sabah now open to domestic travellers
The Sabah State Government has decided to allow travel from peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan to Sabah via air, land and sea, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Strong year for Malaysian durians
It’s nearing the middle of the year, which also marks the durian season. However, the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) is anticipating a lower-than-normal yield of below 300,000 tonnes due to high rainfall of late and manpower issues due to the movement control order (MCO).
— Fresh Plaza

Dr Mahathir: Covid-19 pandemic proves power no longer belongs to the rich
As Malaysia’s Covid-19 infection rate improves while other nations are still reeling, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the coronavirus pandemic shows that power no longer belongs to the rich and developed countries.
— Malay Mail

Wee: Kuching Chinese independent schools awaiting MoE’s guidelines before reopening upper classes
Chinese independent schools in the city are awaiting the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) guidelines before reopening upper classes amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, said Dato Richard Wee.
— The Borneo Post

Can direct award of the 700MHz spectrum ensure faster rollout of 5G in Malaysia?
The Minister of Communications and Multimedia has recently assigned the 700MHz spectrum to five individual companies namely Altel, Celcom, Digi, Maxis and TM.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Only M’sians who test negative coming to work in Sabah allowed to skip quarantine
Sabah’s move to do away with the quarantine requirement is only for Malaysians working in the state, says state secretary Datuk Datuk Safar Untong.
— The Star Online

MCA supports stiffer penalties for drink driving
MCA supports amendments to the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) to provide stiffer penalties against driving under the influence (DUI) to protect innocent motorists against drunk drivers, said MCA secretary-general Datuk.
— Malay Mail

PKR MP: Minister’s order to directly allocate spectrum band to telcos lacks transparency
The ministerial directive for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to allocate five firms with spectrum band for mobile internet services without tender violated the ideals of transparent governance,.
— Malay Mail

DBKL to close four more public parks after visitors fail to observe social distancing
KUALA LUMPUR City Hall (DBKL) is planning to close four more public parks in the Federal capital as a lesson to the public to take social distancing seriously.
— The Star Online
TNB: Australia, European utility companies also use prorated method

The prorated method used by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) in calculating electricity bills is also adopted by utility companies in other countries such as Australia and those in Europe, said the company’s chief retail.
— Malay Mail

Nearly 70 pct of workforce back at work as of May 17 – Tengku Zafrul
Some 10.25 million people, or 67.2 per cent of the workforce, had returned to work as of May 17, up from 6.64 million people or 43.6 per cent a week earlier (May 10), said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.
— The Borneo Post

PH Sabah Youth lodges MACC report against PM
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sabah Youth has lodged a report against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for allegedly using positions in government-linked companies (GLCs) to gain support from members of Parliament (MPs).
— The Borneo Post

Good news says top cop; no CMCO or SOP violation
A total of 71,043 vehicles and 3,313 premises were checked, including residential areas throughout the state, in the past 24 hours from May 31 for conditional movement control order (CMCO) compliance.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Frontliners get surprise visit from Uggah
Frontline workers of Sarawak General Hospital, Health Department Operations Room, and Pusat Jantung Sarawak yesterday received a special visit from State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Covid-19: Annuar Musa confirms control, samplings order at Segar Ria Apartments in Cheras
Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa has confirmed a letter ordering the control and sampling activities of Covid-19 on the occupants of Block D at Segar Ria Apartments, Taman Bukit Segar, Cheras.
— Malay Mail

No evidence freezing award of alcohol sales licence can curb drink driving, DBKL told
There is no evidence that Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) move to freeze all new applications for licences to sell alcohol will impact the number of accidents caused by drink driving, Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said.
— Malay Mail

Recreational parks in Penang to be reopened, says chief minister
After almost four weeks Penang was declared as a green zone state, the state government has decided to reopen recreational parks in Penang beginning this Saturday.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian university moots robot graduation ceremonies to cut COVID-19 risk
A Malaysian university is considering using robots dressed in gowns and mortarboards to act as stand-ins at graduation ceremonies to prevent coronavirus infections – but students have blown a fuse at the idea.
— CNA

SRC trial: Najib’s lawyers go on offensive in oral submissions, points out inconsistencies within prosecution’s case
In continuation of their similar approach taken yesterday, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyers today again went on the offensive as they attempted to discredit the prosecution’s case by highlighting the irregularities.
— Malay Mail

Sibu childcare centre operators focus on hygiene ahead of reopening
Some childcare centre operators here have started cleaning their premises in anticipation of their reopening after more than two months out of business due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post

Report: Two areas in Kuala Langat under quasi-EMCO
Two locations in Bukit Changgang, Kuala Langat were cordoned off yesterday under a less severe version of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), according to a report.
— Malay Mail

Education minister says will distribute guidelines on school reopening tomorrow
The school reopening management guidelines will be distributed tomorrow (June 4) to allow schools and teachers to make appropriate preparations, said Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
— Malay Mail

One of two suspects arrested by police after 18km chase near Ampang Hilir
Police chased two drug suspects on a motorcycle for about 18 km before apprehending one of them near Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir near here.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian deputy works minister says he is prepared to resign, mulls return to Pakatan Harapan
Malaysian Deputy Works Minister Shahruddin Salleh said on Tuesday (Jun 2) that he is prepared to resign, while hinting that he could return to the opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.
— CNA

Amid power-grab rumours, Johor Sultan warns state assemblymen to keep the peace or face snap polls
Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today sounded a warning to state assemblymen that he will immediately dissolve the state assembly paving the way for a state election following an alleged power grab among.
— Malay Mail

Guidelines for reopening schools to be distributed tomorrow – Mohd Radzi
The school reopening management guidelines will be distributed tomorrow (June 4) to allow schools and teachers to make appropriate preparations, said Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
— The Borneo Post

As protests spread across the world, time for Malaysia to examine its own record on minorities
As protests against racism flare up across the world over the killing of African American George Floyd, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak says there is a need for Malaysia to examine its own track record with minorities.
— The Star Online

Former Miss Universe Malaysia apologises over ‘coloured people’ comment
Former Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James has apologised for her controversial remarks on the ongoing nationwide protests in the US.
— The Star Online

 

 

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