Malaysia morning news for May 11

Malaysia morning news for May 11

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia Extends Relaxed Lockdown Until June 9 to Contain Virus
Malaysia will extend its relaxed lockdown by four weeks, allowing nearly all economic activities to continue while keeping its borders shut and schools closed.
— Bloomberg

Malaysia reports 67 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths
Malaysian health authorities on Sunday (May 10) reported 67 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 6,656.

Malaysia’s unemployment rate to reach 3.8 per cent
Malaysia’s unemployment rate will maintain under state of full employment in 2020 but with an upward tick to 3.8 per cent, analysts project.
— The Borneo Post

Can Malaysia cope with a ‘triple whammy’ economic shock?
There was little sign of cheer in Malaysia last week even as the government began easing the gruelling nationwide lockdown it had put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19, with all eyes now on the bleak economic road ahead.
— South China Morning Post

Malaysian Medical Association: Govt must be clear on Covid-19 screening guidelines for workforce
Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr N. Ganabaskaran today urged respective ministries to clarify policies and guidelines with regards to Covid-19 testing for the Malaysian workforce.
— Malay Mail

MTUC: Stop draining workers EPF savings to prop up economy
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today urged Putrajaya to provide alternative financial solutions for those suffering from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic instead of having them depend on their Employees.
— Malay Mail

Sabah gives green light to retail, food, public transport sectors to operate from today
The Sabah government has decided to allow several other sectors including the retail, food and public transport sectors to operate during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starting from today.
— The Sun Daily

PJ Old Town comes under virus lockdown
The landmark Jalan Othman wet market in Petaling Jaya and surrounding commercial areas have come under a lockdown after 26 people tested positive for Covid-19.

Tourism industry players must be ready to adapt to post-Covid travel trends, says LADA chief
Post Covid-19, there will be some realities players in the tourism industry of Langkawi Island will have to be prepared for, said the chief executive officer of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Hezri Adnan.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian Medical Association: Govt must be clear on Covid-19 screening guidelines for workforce
Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr N. Ganabaskaran today urged respective ministries to clarify policies and guidelines with regards to Covid-19 testing for the Malaysian workforce.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: This year’s Kuching Festival cancelled – MBKS Mayor
This year’s Kuching Festival has been cancelled as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

MMA: Give clear guidelines for Covid-19 testing of workforce
The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has criticised the policy changes for Covid-19 testing of the workforce before businesses resume operations under the conditional movement control order (MCO).
— The Star Online

PNB president/group CEO: Work-from-home is now a permanent option
Work-from-home (WFH) is now a permanent option, not just the Movement Control Order (MCO) arrangement, said Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) president and group chief executive officer (CEO) Jalil Rasheed (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Provisions in CMCO does not mean return to normal life, say academics
The conditional movement control order (CMCO) which was imposed on May 4 to allow almost all economic and social activities to be resumed does not mean that the people can return to their old lives.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: List of fake news on social media as of 10am, May 10 – KKMM
The following is the morning update from the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) Quick Response Team on countering fake news on Covid-19 on social media.1.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians to find out if MCO will be lifted or extended on Sunday (May 10)
Further developments on the conditional movement control order (MCO) will be announced in a special address by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at about 2pm on Sunday (May 10).
— The Star Online

Economists: CMCO a crucial decision to balance economy, health
The implementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is a crucial decision to balance the country’s economic interest, while not striking out the Covid-19 pandemic development.
— Malay Mail

Patrick Teoh detained over alleged insults of TMJ
Celebrity Patrick Teoh has been arrested over allegations that he had insulted Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

Development on CMCO to be known today
Further development on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is expected to be made known through a special address by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.
— The Borneo Post

MP distributes PPE to frontliners in Penampang
Member of Parliament(MP) Datuk Darell Leiking and officials from the Penampang MP Office have sent more than 11,000 units of personal protective equipment to frontliners here.
— The Borneo Post

State Govt puts health first – Loretto
Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) slammed the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) information chief Datuk Joniston Bangkuai’s statement claiming Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal had made a U-turn regarding the state’s Movement Control Order (MCO) stance in Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Cuepacs calls for discussion to address Covid-19 health frontliners’ allowance issue
The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has called for a discussion session with the Health Ministry, union and employee representatives on the issue of Covid-19 allowance claims involving health personnel.
— The Sun Daily

10,500 frontliners to benefit from Sumbangsih Raya-Gawai
The Sumbangsih Raya-Gawai 2020 programme will distribute 10,500 packages to frontliners battling Covid-19 in the state.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Final decision, power on redelination should rest with EC, not Parliament, says deputy chairman
The ultimate power of electoral redelineation, including the final say, should rest with the Election Commission (EC), argued its deputy chairman Azmi Sharom.
— Malay Mail

ESSCom chief: Intelligence sharing helps tackle kidnap threats
The Malaysia-Philippines’ co-operation contributes in efforts to tackle cross-border crime threats such as the kidnap for ransom (KFR) by the Abu Sayyaf Group and its network from southern Philippines on the east coast waters of.
— Malay Mail

Conditional MCO extended for another four weeks to June 9
The movement control order (MCO) has been extended for another four weeks until June 9, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Star Online

Covid-19: Salute and praises for mothers at the frontline
When Malaysia began grappling with Covid-19 early in the year and subsequently implemented the Movement Control Order (MCO) to check the pandemic, many working mothers experienced a drastic change in their daily routines overnight.
— The Borneo Post

Senior Minister confirms PJ Old Town under EMCO until May 23 after 26 Covid-19 cases detected (VIDEO)
The Jalan Othman wet market and its surrounding commercial areas have come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) lockdown following a spike in Covid-19 cases, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— Malay Mail

Sufficient supply of goods for Aidilfitri – KPDNHEP
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will ensure there is no panic buying and sufficient supply of essential items for the preparation of Aidilfitri.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia leads the way in meeting global PPE demand amid Covid-19
Malaysia is at the centre of global efforts to meet heightened demand for medical gloves, as manufacturers target productivity gains in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak.
— The Borneo Post

Proton offers free fuel card to e-hailing car buyers
Proton Holdings Bhd is offering a Petronas fuel gift card worth RM500 tProton offers free fuel card to e-hailing car buyers in a move to promote the use of their vehicles within the industry.
— Malay Mail

No approval given to AP holders to export sand to date, says ministry
No applications have been received or Approved Permit (AP) approval given to Ageson Bhd or its subsidiary, Esa Pile Sdn Bhd, said the Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia (JMG) director-general Datuk Shahar Effendi.
— Malay Mail

Gerak Malaysia: Smooth traffic flow despite more vehicles on third day of interstate travel
The third day of the interstate travel for Gerak Malaysia applicants stranded in Penang, Malacca, Pahang, Perlis and Kedah to return to their hometowns today saw smooth traffic flow on major highways despite there being more vehicles out and about.
— The Sun Daily



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, May 17.


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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