Malaysia morning news for March 30

Malaysia morning news for March 30

Malaysia morning news

Covid-19: Malaysia reports 7 more deaths, 150 new cases
The Health Ministry today reported seven additional deaths and 150 new Covid-19 coronavirus infections in Malaysia.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia arrests hundreds for flouting curbs on movement as COVID-19 deaths rise
Malaysia this week arrested hundreds of people for violating restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus, a senior minister said on Sunday (Mar 29), amid a spike in the number of deaths linked to the outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia

Communications Ministry: List of fake news relating to Covid-19 today
Following is the list of denials issued by the relevant agencies to the Quick Response Team of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry on fake news relating to Covid-19 which went viral on social media.
— Malay Mail

Motac denies collecting personal data of artistes, industry players
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) yesterday denied it is in the midst of collecting personal information of arts enthusiasts or industry players, as claimed in a message which has gone viral on WhatsApp.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia has run 35,516 Covid-19 tests with 2,320 positive results, including 1,207 from tabligh cluster
Malaysia has so far carried out 35,516 tests for Covid-19, with 2,320 of these cases or 6.5 per cent testing positive, the Health director-general and Health Ministry has said when sharing the latest data. Out of these.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia receives medical equipment supply from China
Backed by a strong relationship between the two countries, China showed its empathy to Malaysia in combating an invisible enemy, Covid-19, by contributing a consignment of medical equipment.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s Top Glove sees glove shortage as coronavirus fight spikes
Malaysia’s Top Glove Corporation Bhd, which makes one in every five gloves globally, expects a product shortage as demand from Europe and the United States spikes because of the widening coronavirus outbreak is exceeding.
— Malay Mail

49 arrested in Sarawak for violating MCO, highest in Kuching with 17 arrests
A total of 17 individuals were arrested in Kuching for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) between 8am on March 28 and 8am today, making it the highest in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Pharmacists seek frontliner incentives, contract extensions
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) is asking Putrajaya to extend to its members the RM600 monthly allowance for frontline medical workers announced in the Covid-19 stimulus package.
— Malay Mail

MCO: Public universities urged to reschedule second semester
The Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) has recommended all Public Universities (UA) to extend the period to resume the second semester for the 2019/2020 academic calendar beginning April 27, and latest by June 1.
— The Sun Daily

20% special tax assessment discount April 1 – Mayor
Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) will start giving out the 20 percent special tax assessment discount this April 1.
— The Borneo Post

Gas stations’ operating hours extended to 6pm
The State Government has allowed the gas stations in Sabah to extend their operations up to 6pm for vehicles that deal with essential goods and services.
— The Borneo Post

Minister refutes claims on country’s rice stock
Recent claims that the country’s rice stock can only last for two and a half months is not true, says Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak to enlist service of military to send food supplies to rural areas
The Sarawak government will use the service of the military and several government agencies to send food supplies to remote areas in the state.
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Military’s drones will be ‘eyes’ of authorities, says Army Chief
The Malaysian Armed Forces’ (MAF) fleet of drones will be the ‘eyes’ of the authorities during the implementation of the Movement Control Command (MCO), says Army Chief Gen Tan Sri Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi.
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Sabah petrol stations to operate from 6am to 2pm
All petrol stations in Sabah will only be allowed to operate from 6am to 2pm throughout the movement control order period until April 14, State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong said.
— Malay Mail

Party ends abruptly as cops nab 30 for violating MCO
Police have arrested 30 people, including two teenagers, for disobeying the movement control order (MCO) and attending a private party at Jalan Tanjung Puteri here.
— The Star Online

Poor conditions at Sabah quarantine centres being rectified, says state Health director
The Sabah Health Department is taking action to improve conditions at three quarantine centres where those quarantined have complained about facilities and conditions.
— The Star Online

Religious affairs minister says virtual weddings may be possibility
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said it may be permissible to conduct virtual nikah (marriage solemnisation) ceremonies without having to gather physically if the.
— Malay Mail

MCO compliance in Johor drops 1.68%, exco member urges public to cooperate
The compliance rate with the movement control order (MCO) in Johor has dropped by 1.68% as of Saturday (March 28).
— The Star Online

Three types of drugs can be used to treat Covid-19 – Health DG
The drugs Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and a combination of Lopinavir-Ritonavirwhich, which are all available in Malaysia for treating other ailments can be used for the treatment of Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

A tale of Malaysia’s rubber gloves, condoms & palm oil
Rubber is a blessed word in these difficult times as its transformation into gloves has proved life-saving with even the world’s largest economy singing praises of Malaysia’s gloves.
— The Sun Daily

Sixty-nine arrive in court for remand over MCO violation
The 69 people arrested in Central Seberang Prai district for violating movement control order (MCO) have arrived at the magistrate’s court here to be remanded.
— The Star Online

DAP Youth chief urges Putrajaya to count aid groups as frontliners
NGOs, youth organisations and charity bodies should be classed as frontliners in Malaysia’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said DAP Socialist Youth chief Howard Lee.
— Malay Mail

Six foreign fishing vessels in Sabah told to leave
Six foreign fishing vessels that are still in Sabah will be asked to leave the country as soon as possible in line with the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post

250 DIY face shields donated to frontliners
The number of Covid-19 cases has increased tremendously, JCI Kota Kinabalu has getting alert from the Health Ministry’s announcement regarding shortage of medical supplies and equipment.
— The Borneo Post

Second stumulus package: Satta also disappointed
Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Satta) has concurred with the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang’s disappointment on the second economic stimulus package which focused only on the B40 and the lower income groups.
— The Borneo Post

MCO: Police to use drones to monitor public movement
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), through the Drone Unit of the Air Operation Team (PGU), together with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), are now extensively using drones to control and monitor the public movement during the Movement Control Order (MCO), being enforced until April 14.
— The Sun Daily

A bold move by Muhyiddin
The RM250 billion economic stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday is a comprehensive and bold move by the federal government.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Effectiveness depends on students, Internet access
The online learning system is a good alternative to ensure the continuation of education in the nation during the movement control order (MCO) period but its effectiveness depends on the students’ class level and the quality of Internet access in respective localities.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Mustapa: RM250b Prihatin stimulus package among largest in the world
Malaysia’s Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) is among the largest in the world, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
— Malay Mail

Low-income earners in Sabah describe economic package as ‘lifeline’
Low-income earners in Sabah who depend on small businesses to make ends meet heaved a huge sigh of relief after learning of the benefits they will get under the people-centric economic stimulus package (Prihatin).
— Malay Mail

Ministry urge universities to reschedule second semester
The Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) has recommended all Public Universities (UA) to extend the period to resume the second semester for the 2019/2020 academic calendar beginning April 27, and latest by June 1.
— Malay Mail

Govt needs over RM50m to bring back Malaysians from US, UK, says Hishammuddin
The government will need more than RM50 million to bring back Malaysians from the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) if the two countries implemented travel restrictions, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (pix) today.
— The Sun Daily

Gardenia increases production by 5% to meet high demand
Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn. Bhd has increased its production to 2.2 million loaves of bread a day through its five factories operating 24 hours a day.
— The Sun Daily

Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic
Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic – but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian students in UK left in limbo as Covid-19 cases spike
Malaysian students in the United Kingdom, particularly in Manchester are in limbo, not knowing what to do next as death toll for Covid-19 passes 1,000 while 17,000 cases recorded in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Penang shuts down Sri Aman market after social distancing ignored, no hand sanitisers
State government comes down hard on market patrons who ignored social distancing and shuts down Sri Aman market complex for three days from Saturday (March 28).
— The Star Online

Three held in S’wak for violating MCO to stage cock-fight, gambling and animal cruelty charges also await
Three men have been arrested by Sarawak police for organising a cock-fighting session in a village during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— The Star Online

MCO: KL cops add four more roadblocks in city
Four more roadblocks have been mounted in two districts here to ensure further public compliance of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

Freight forwarders in the dark about where to send goods in stricter Covid-19 shutdown
Freight forwarding industry players are unclear where their cargo may be delivered under the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

In Penang, vendors now deliver fresh vegetables and meats direct to homes
If you’ve run out of fresh ingredients here, you can now avoid going shopping altogether as vendors and even farms have started delivering vegetables, poultry, meats and other groceries directly to your doorstep.
— Malay Mail

Infected bank staff quarantined; branch temporarily closed
RHB Banking Group (RHB) has confirmed that two of its employees, both from RHB Islamic Bank Jalan Satok Branch here, have tested positive for Covid-19.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Unimas develops hand sanitisers, face shields
Researchers at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) are helping to alleviate the shortage of essential supply for the frontliners.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Nekmat provides free home delivery of fish, seafood in Klang Valley
Those living in the Klang Valley can now get their supply of frozen fresh fish and seafood (QFish) without having to leave the comfort of their homes during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— Malay Mail

All wet markets in Kuching to be closed? Fake news, say Sarawak police
Sarawak police are in the process of identifying the individuals who spread fake news on social media that all the wet markets in Kuching would be closed for 10 days, from Monday, Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar said.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Wage Subsidy Programme to cushion impact of Covid-19 outbreak for 3.3 million private sector workers
The Human Resources Ministry, through the Social Security Organisation (Socso), said today that the Wage Subsidy Programme is expected to benefit 3.3 million private sector workers whose employers are affected by the.
— Malay Mail

Stimulus package will flow over the three months, says Azmin
Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) said today that the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package is to cushion the adverse impact caused by Covid-19 on the population’s well-being.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: 1,000 homeless people in KL to be placed at three PLKN camps
Some 1,000 homeless people in the capital will be placed at three National Service Training Programme (PLKN) camps during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak politician castigates Health Minister for ‘poor leadership’ in fight against Covid-19
Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (pix), president of Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), criticised the approach taken by Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, in leading the nation’s fight overall fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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