Malaysia morning news for June 8

Malaysia morning news for June 8

Malaysia morning newsTax exemption augurs well for palm oil industry
Covid-19 hit oil palm smallholders and companies can heave a sigh of relief overt a tax exemption provided under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) that was aimed at managing the country’s stock level and stabilise the crude palm oil (CPO) price.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Funds to save airline companies hit by Covid-19 not a bailout, says Nufam
Injecting public funds to save airline companies that have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic should not be seen as a bailout, said the National Union of the Flying Attendants of Malaysia (Nufam).
— Malay Mail

Malaysia succeeds in containing Covid-19, thanks to efforts of all – PM
Malaysia has effectively curbed the spread of Covid-19 and is now entering the recovery phase due to the hard work of frontliners and cooperation of the people in abiding by the directives issued, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Penjana reignites growth of trade, industrial, manufacturing sectors
The National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) is a sustainable economic stimulus package aimed at reigniting the growth of the country’s trade, industrial and manufacturing sectors that have been battered by Covid-19.
— New Sarawak Tribune

140,000 cases of insuffient funds at PLUS highway
It has been announced that there would be no Touch ‘n Go card reload lanes at toll plazas during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to contain the Covid-19 infection, yet many motorists are still ignorant by entering the expressway without having enough credit.
— Malay Mail

Revitalising Malaysia’s economy through tough times
With jobs in the services and manufacturing sectors hanging by a thread due to an economic downturn, particularly in the second quarter, economic revitalisation is the pulse in rebuilding the Malaysian economy as the country fights COVID-19.
— Borneo Bulletin

MyEG unveils one-stop portal for Covid-19 test
MY E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) Sunday unveiled its one-stop portal for Covid-19 screening, a service aimed at helping the government to monitor and accelerate the testing of workers in Malaysia.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Covid-19: Foreign Ministry to assist affected Malaysians in Africa
The Foreign Ministry through its missions in Africa continues to provide the best alternative for Malaysians in the continent who are affected by the border closure and temporary suspension of flights due to the Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Health D-G: One new Covid-19 cluster in Gombak found, with one new case today
Malaysia has a new Covid-19 cluster in Gombak, with a Malaysian being the latest case recorded today as part of this cluster, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak ready for Recovery Movement Control Order – Fatimah
Sarawak is ready to enter into the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), as the local community has shown high compliance towards the standard operating procedures to curb Covid-19 infection, said Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

KL mayor says yes to opening all markets, bazaars from June 15
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will allow morning markets, night markets and bazaars to operate from June 15 onwards under the recovery movement control order (RMCO). However, mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said…
— Malay Mail

Penang govt to decide on RMCO on Wednesday, says CM
The Penang government has taken note of the imposition of the recovery movement control order (RMCO) announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today and will make a decision on it next week.
— Malay Mail

MACC seizes RM600k from Bersatu Youth duo, allegedly stolen party funds
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized from two Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth wing members RM600,000 in cash believed to have been misappropriated from the party.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s movement control order to go into ‘recovery phase’ until Aug 31: PM Muhyiddin
Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) will enter a “recovery phase beginning next Wednesday (Jun 10) until Aug 31, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.

Ismail Sabri: 171 religious centres approved to facilitate non-Muslim marriage registrations affected by MCO
The federal government has allowed 171 religious centres to facilitate the registration of non-Muslim marriage that has been delayed during this Covid-19 pandemic, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

RM5 surcharge for protective equipment to be imposed – Kuching Hairdressers Association president
Hair salon customers can expect a surcharge of RM5 per person for protective and safety equipment when they go for a haircut beginning June 9.
— The Borneo Post

Nearly 5,000 residents screened for Covid-19 in Kuala Langat
A total of 4,627 residents in Taman Langat Utama and Taman Langat Murni, Bukit Changgang under the movement control order administrative control have undergone Covid-19 screenings yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Non-Muslim marriage registrations delayed by MCO must be resolved by July 31, says senior minister
Non-Muslim couples whose marriage registrations were affected or delayed by the movement control order (MCO) have until July 31 to complete their registrations, said senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— Malay Mail

No more 14-day stay at gazetted quarantine centres for Malaysians returning from abroad starting June 10, says senior minister
Malaysians returning from abroad will no longer be confined to a gazetted quarantine centre for two weeks; instead, they are required to be home quarantined, starting June 10, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Zero positive cases in Sarawak today, one recovery recorded
Sarawak recorded zero new positive Covid-19 cases today after recording three positive cases over the past two days.
— The Borneo Post

High cost to fly out M’sians stranded in Nigeria challenge for M’sian High Comm
The High Commission of Malaysia in Nigeria is faced with the challenge of flying out stranded Malaysians in the country due to the high costs involved in repatriating them using chartered flights.
— The Borneo Post

State PH focusing on consolidating itself before next state election
Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak will focus on consolidating itself before taking on challenges in the next state election, which is due in July next year, said state PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen today.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: RM20,000 compound imposed on Langkawi trader for selling face masks above controlled price
A trader here was slapped with a RM20,000 compound for selling three-ply face masks higher than the controlled price set by the government.
— Malay Mail

FT minister: Proposed Labuan bridge deserves serious attention
The long-standing proposal to build a bridge to link Labuan to mainland Sabah should be given serious attention because of its potential economic benefits to the island, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— Malay Mail

Bowling, shooting bodies to meet council over training SOPs
The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) will hold a meeting with the National Sports Council (MSN) in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday following the latest decision by the government to allow more outdoor and indoor sports activities to be held under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Perak tourism chief: 32 passengers leave for Singapore in first flight from Ipoh since MCO
Thirty-two passengers comprising locals as well as citizens and permanent residents of Singapore, today left for the republic from the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LSTAS) here, the first flight since the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Asian Tour sees restart in September
The Asian Tour is looking to resume its 2020 calendar in September based on the forecasts and the current trajectory of gradual easing on social distancing measures across the region.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Reopen business events to rejuvenate economy
The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (Maceos) is calling for the government to lift the ban on business events while also proposing the adoption of a standard operating procedure (SOP) in the new norm to ensure safety and public health.
— New Sarawak Tribune

More lenient RMCO much welcomed for S’wakians
The implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) comes as a relief for most Sarawakians as the relaxed movement restrictions would enable many to carry out their economical activities.
— The Borneo Post

IGP says no more roadblocks under RCMO, but to expect traffic control as Malaysians ‘balik kampung’
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will formulate new tasks following the announcement of the Recovery movement control order (RMCO) enforcement beginning June 10 to Aug 31, to replace the Conditional MCO which ends Tuesday.
— Malay Mail

FT ministry: RM132m Labuan coastal road project to complete next April after MCO delays
The RM132 million Labuan coastal road project is scheduled for completion in April next year, following a delay of nine per cent progress work due to the movement control order (MCO) and land acquisition issues.
— Malay Mail

Saravanan: HR Ministry to issue comprehensive plan to implement initiatives under Penjana
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan says his ministry will soon be unveiling a comprehensive plan to ensure the smooth implementation of initiatives under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) for the.
— Malay Mail

PM: Recovery Movement Control Order until Aug 31 after CMCO ends
The government will implement the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) when the Conditional Movement Control Order ends on June 9, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today.
— The Borneo Post

Health D-G: To optimise Malaysia’s public healthcare facilities, 30pc of hospital beds will be reserved for Covid-19 patients
At least 30 per cent of hospital beds will be reserved for Covid-19 patients as the Health Ministry looks to optimise usage of public healthcare facilities now that there are fewer locally-transmitted cases of the.
— Malay Mail

Good news, Aidiladha celebrations will be less restrictive, PM tells Muslims
Unlike Hari Raya Puasa, Muslims in Malaysia will not have to limit themselves to celebrating Hari Raya Aidiladha on July 30 in their own homes, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
— Malay Mail

Police to take action on individuals who buy fake Covid-19 screening test results – Ismail Sabri
Police will take action against individuals who buy fake Covid-19 screening test results, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

No more KL/PJ shortcut as UM closes campus entry to public in Covid-19 prevention move
As a preventive measure to contain the possible spread of Covid-19, University Malaya (UM) said access to its main campus here will be limited to only its students and faculty staff.
— Malay Mail

Despite Putrajaya’s OK, Melaka CM says not yet to barbers, hair salons, markets
Melaka is not yet ready to allow barber shops, hair and beauty salons, the morning open markets, ‘pasar malam’ as well as bazaars to operate again on the date announced by the federal government on June 10 and 15.
— Malay Mail

Essence of Recovery Movement Control Order
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) starting from June 10 to Aug 31 to replace the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which ends on Tuesday.
— The Borneo Post

UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement
Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.
— The Borneo Post

Four civil servants among 24 nabbed partying in Jalan Ampang condo during CMCO
Four civil servants and three underage individuals are among 24 people arrested during a raid at a wild party held in a luxury condominium unit in Jalan Ampang here, two days ago.
— Malay Mail

PM: Malaysia will enter normalisation phase after Aug 31 if rakyat remains disciplined during RMCO
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today Malaysia will enter a normalisation phase after August 31 if Malaysians continue to remain disciplined and obey the standard operating procedures (SOP) in place under the.
— Malay Mail



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