Malaysia morning news for March 16

Malaysia morning news for March 16

Malaysia morning news

New travel restrictions won’t affect supply of food, other essentials between Singapore and Malaysia: Chan Chun Sing
The latest border restrictions announced on Sunday (Mar 15) for travellers arriving from ASEAN countries will not affect the supply of food and other essentials between Singapore and Malaysia, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Sunday.
— Channel NewsAsia

Sarawak records 11 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing total to 20
Sarawak today registered 11 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 20 since Friday when the first three were recorded.
— The Borneo Post

Highlighting the best performing e-commerce companies in Malaysia 2019
It is well known that the e-commerce market plays a huge role in contributing to Malaysia’s internet economy.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Affected sectors to get electricity bill discounts, says minister
Sectors affected by the Covid-19 outbreak will be given electricity bill discounts, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia reports 190 new COVID-19 cases, most linked to mosque event
Malaysia reported 190 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (Mar 15), most linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by more than 16,000 people from several countries.
— Channel NewsAsia

Minister: Stop racist attack against journalist, misconstrued information is common
Newly appointed Environment Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man today urged all racist and personal attacks towards a reporter from Malaysiakini for a story she wrote to stop.
— Malay Mail

Health Ministry: 1,000 housemen to be deployed at public hospitals across Malaysia for Covid-19 fight
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will station 1,000 housemen at government hospitals nationwide to help smoothen the day-to-day operations following the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak should impose 30-day entry ban on Peninsular Malaysians, SUPP Dudong says
The Sarawak state government should introduce a 30-day entry ban to stop Peninsular Malaysians from entering the state to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Dudong branch of political party Sarawak United.
— Malay Mail

Suparadi to relinquish post as Tekun Chairman
National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun) chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Suparadi Md Noor (pix) is relinquishing the post he held since October 2018 following the setting up of a new government under Perikatan nasional (PN).
— The Sun Daily

Ministry to look into evacuation of M’sians from Iran, Italy
The Women and Family Ministry (KWK) has been given the responsibility to look into the welfare of Malaysians who will be brought home from Italy and Iran which have been severely hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

MMA welcomes govt’s proactive move to combat Covid-19
The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has welcomed the government’s decision for all gatherings, including international meetings as well as sports, social and religious events, to be postponed or cancelled accordingly until April 30.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: 4,942 participants of tabligh gathering identified in tracing, 3,206 tested, says Health D-G
A total of 41 new Covid-19 cases were reported as at noon today, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 238, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Increase in dividend restores confidence of Tabung Haji depositors
The profit distribution after tithe or “hibah” (dividend) of 3.05 per cent by the Pilgrims Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH), which is higher compared with the fiscal year 2018, is seen as restoring the confidence of its.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: ‘Social Distance Seating’ policy implemented
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, MBO Cinemas has implemented a “Social Distance Seating” policy as of Saturday.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Transport Minister to bring airlines woes to Cabinet
Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said he will bring the problems facing Malaysia’s airline industry in light of the Covid-19 pandemic to the Cabinet meeting next week to find a resolution.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Focus on plight of airline staff, not attire, says Syed Saddiq
Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pix) has urged the relevant ministries to address the plight 13,000 Malaysia Airlines staff who have been requested to take unpaid leave, due to the economic havoc wrought by the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: 11 new cases in Sabah, total up to 26
With 11 new Covid-19 cases reported in Sabah yesterday, the total number of infected patients in the state has gone up to 26, says Sabah Health Director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Four tabligh premises in Sabah temporarily closed
Four ‘tabligh’ (religious outreach) premises in Sabah, namely Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort, Tawau and Sandakan, have been temporarily closed for disinfection, said Sabah State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Perak mosques, suraus advised to give priority to local preachers
The Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPk) has urged all mosques and suraus in the state to invite local preachers instead of those from outside Perak in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

In Umno pushback over Cabinet, a flash point for Muhyiddin to avoid
Political observers see the pushback from Umno over the prime minister’s Cabinet selection as the first signs of trouble in Perikatan Nasional (PN) between the party and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

RM9.6 mln allocation for silat centres
The state government has put aside RM9.6 million to build silat martial arts centres in 12 divisions across the state.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Analysts: Asset declaration by new cabinet advances transparency
The move to get members of the new Cabinet to declare their assets should be welcomed as a symbol of the transparency of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government which aims to be free of any element of corruption, says political analyst Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Ismail Sualman.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Extra measures in place at major entry points
The security measures at major entry points in Limbang have been tightened further, following two confirmed Covid-19 cases in the division yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Kuching church cancels Sunday service tomorrow
The Kuching Evangelical Church (KEC Kuching) has decided to cancel its Sunday service tomorrow in the light of developments this evening, Pastor Brian King announced.
— Malay Mail

Ministry to look into evacuation of Malaysians from Iran, Italy
The Women and Family Ministry (KWK) has been given the responsibility to look into the welfare of Malaysians who will be brought home from Italy and Iranwhich have been severely hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Special unit should be established to record lawmakers’ income, assets: Analyst
The government has been urged to set up a special unit or agency to record and monitor income sources and assets of lawmakers including ministers and deputy ministers as well as members of parliament.
— The Sun Daily

Analyst: Special unit should be established to record lawmakers’ income, assets
The government has been urged to set up a special unit or agency to record and monitor income sources and assets of lawmakers including ministers and deputy ministers as well as members of parliament.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia reports 41 new cases of COVID-19, most linked to religious event
Malaysia reported 41 new cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday (Mar 14), most linked to a religious event on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur that was attended by about 10,000 people from several countries.
— CNA

Covid-19: 18 police personnel, family members test negative
All 18 Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) officers, personnel and family members who have been placed under self-quarantine after showing symptoms of Covid-19 have tested negative so far for the virus.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Schools advised to postpone all activities, programmes
The Education Ministry has advised all educational activities and programmes involving the gathering of people be postponed following the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

Nanta: Domestic Trade Ministry considering face mask export ban
In the event of a serious shortage of face masks in the country, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is ready to consider a face mask export ban.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Traders warned against hiking price of goods, says ministry
The Sabah branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has warned all traders in the state not to exploit the situation by increasing the price of goods excessively following the spread of.
— Malay Mail

Relative of Sarawak CM’s wife and grandson of second governor is PSB’s Lingga candidate
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) today confirmed social activist Datuk Abdillah Edruce Wan Abdul Rahman as its state election candidate for Lingga.
— Malay Mail

Bipartisan well-wishes for Sarawak’s DAP MP who tested positive for Covid-19
KNews of a DAP MP in Sarawak testing positive for Covid-19 has been met with an outpouring of support and well-wishes from his fellow MPs, including those from across the political divide.
— Malay Mail

MBO Cinemas implements Social Distance Seating in light of Covid-19 outbreak
MBO Cinemas has implemented “Social Distance Seating” in order to ensure customers are well taken care of following the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Sarikei MP tests positive for Covid-19
Sarikei MP Andrew Wong Ling Biu has been tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian hawker sends wonton mee ‘flying’ for full flavour
Mr Lee Wan Hiong dipped a wire sieve into a boiling pot of water and fished a bundle of egg noodles out.
— CNA

Dr Yii takes precautionary measures after being exposed to patient tested positive for Covid-19
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has disclosed that he has been exposed to a patient tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) virus on March 2.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Thai Embassy in KL urges Thai Muslims who attended Sri Petaling event to get tested
The Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has issued an urgent advisory to all 132 Thai Muslims who were present at a recent religious gathering at Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur to get themselves tested for Covid-19 “as soon as.
— Malay Mail

Services of all Methodist churches in Sarawak suspended for two weeks
English and Chinese services of all Methodist churches in Sarawak are being suspended for two weeks from today (March 15).
— The Borneo Post

Come forward, State Secretary reminds tabligh members
All tabligh congregation members and immediate family members who had direct or indirect contact with the ‘ijtimak tabligh’ attendees at Masjid Sri Petaling between February 28 and March 1 have been reminded to come forward and notify the government medical personnel straight away.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Producing homemade disinfectant is fine, says Deputy Health Minister
It is not wrong to produce homemade disinfectant using antiseptic germicide with sterile water to prevent Covid-19, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.
— The Sun Daily

Johor residents welcome new state government but minorities voice concern over lack of representation
For the past one-and-a-half years, pineapple farmer Roslin Abdullah has been worried about the political situation in Johor.
— CNA

Help these teachers and families
Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) hopes travel agencies or any relevant ministries will come up with alternative plans for teachers and families who are unable to enjoy their vacations through their prebooked tour packages.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysians slowly embracing PN
Malaysians are starting to embrace and accept Perikatan Nasional (PN) while distancing themselves from Pakatan Harapan (PH).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Report: Sarikei MP tests positive for Covid-19
Sarikei Member of Parliament Wong Ling Biu has tested positive for Covid-19, Malaysiakini reported early this morning.
— Malay Mail

Government hospitals cutting
down on
visiting hours

The number of visitors allowed in wards will be limited with immediate effect to contain the spread of Covid-19, says state health director Dr Asmayani Khalib.
— The Star Online

Tabligh participants from Johor to be tested
More than 3,000 individuals who attended the tabligh programme in Masjid Jamek Sri Petaling have come forward to be tested for Covid-19 after 4,942 of them were identified, says the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

Police probe individuals spreading rumours on arrest of politician’s son
Police are investigating individuals for spreading fake news that the son of a Pakatan Harapan (PH) senior leader was detained in Singapore for illegally bringing in RM2 million cash.
— The Sun Daily

(Video) Foreign worker rages at employer over unpaid salary
A FOREIGN construction worker recently ran amok at a project site in Tanjong Tokong claiming that he did not get his salary for three months.
— The Sun Daily

 

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