Malaysia morning news for May 12

Malaysia morning news for May 12

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia reports 70 new coronavirus cases with one new death
Malaysian health officials reported 70 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the cumulative total to 6,726.
— Reuters

Manufacturers urge government to bear Covid-19 screening cost
While welcoming the government’s decision to extend the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to June 9, 2020, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has urged the government to bear Covid-19 screening cost.
— Malay Mail

Weak oil price amid Covid-19 pandemic an invitation for Malaysia to reinvent its economy, say experts
The combination of a global pandemic and depressed oil prices could be the opportunity for Malaysia to reinvent and diversify its economy, said experts.
— Malay Mail

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

CMCO a crucial decision to balance economy
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 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic development.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia urged to end violent threats against Rohingya refugees
Rights groups call on Malaysia to act after prominent Rohingya activists threatened with murder and sexual violence.
— Aljazeera

Malaysia earns WHO praise, with reminder to care for migrants
The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Malaysia’s Covid-19 response as strong and robust, as the country goes through the next phase of the war against the virus.
— FMT

An estimated 6.64 mln people return to work since May 4 – PM
An estimated 6.64 million people, or 43.6 per cent of the workforce, have returned to work since the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from May 4, 2020 until yesterday, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Commentary: Wheels set in motion for another political showdown in Malaysia
The motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is unlikely to be heard come May 18 when the Malaysian Parliament sits. But a brewing political contest is underway, says James Chin.
— CNA

For Malaysian schoolgirl, homework is sewing PPE gowns to help beat coronavirus
For a nine-year-old Malaysian schoolgirl, the new coronavirus was hard to fathom. But Nur Afia Qistina Zamzuri knew one thing for sure: It was dangerous.
— Reuters

State Legislative Assembly passes two Supplementary Supply Bills
The Supplementary Supply (2019) Bill, 2020 and Supplementary Supply (2020) Bill, 2020 were passed during the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.
— The Borneo Post

No U-turn in accepting RM2 bln from Petronas
Sarawak did not make a U-turn when it decided to agree to accept the settlement of RM2 billion in State Sales Tax (SST) owed to it by Petronas.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Public transport urged to follow SOP
Those involved in the operation of the public transport sector under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) on May 12 are advised to follow the safety precautionary measures put in place.
— New Sarawak Tribune

CMCO: 85% SOP compliance rate by Penang supermarkets
The level of compliance among supermarket operators in the Northeast district of Penang with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has reached 85% on its third day of implementation.
— The Sun Daily

Labuan Chinese Chamber appeal Customs Dept to expedite the release of containers
The Labuan Chinese Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) has appealed to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to expedite the release of containers worth millions of ringgit still held up at the Labuan Liberty Wharf since February this.
— Malay Mail

List of today’s Covid-19 fake news
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.
— The Sun Daily

MyCEB continues to enrich business events through partnership
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia continues to boost the nation’s business events industry by bringing in the outstanding online education platform by the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) through a fruitful.
— The Borneo Post

Provisions in CMCO does not mean return to normal life
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.
— The Borneo Post

Bomba disinfects six more locations in state
The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) conducted sanitisation at six locations in the state yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

KPMG: Companies’ pace of recovery depend on transition
The easing of restrictions under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which came into effect on May 4 and has been expended to June 9, 2020, has provided welcomed reprieve to most companies.
— The Borneo Post

DBKL orders Jalan Ampang construction site to close
A construction site on Jalan Ampang, here, was ordered to close for 30 days for not complying with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) development consent order conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Conserve coastal wetlands for migratory bird species, says Malaysian Nature Society
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has called for the government and Malaysians to protect migratory bird species by better preserving their natural habitat in the country’s coastal wetlands.
— Malay Mail

EC seeks views of NSC, MOH over Chini by-election
The Election Commission (EC) is seeking views and advice in drafting the procedure for the Chini State Assembly seat by-election from the relevant agencies following the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Open court hearings to resume from May 13 under strict SOPs
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia today announced that cases set for an open court hearing will begin in stages from May 13.
— Malay Mail

DUN observes a minute of silence to pay tribute to Covid-19 victims
The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) observed a minute of silence to honour and pay tribute to Covid-19 victims at the commencement of the sitting today.
— The Borneo Post

Sony introduces latest WF-SP800N sports headphones
Sony announced the WF-SP800N sport headphones, its newest wireless noise canceling model.
— The Borneo Post

IRB chief tells rejected applicants to submit supporting documents when appealing for BPN aid
Applicants whose application for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) have been rejected can make an appeal by submitting supporting documents to prove that they’ve lost their jobs or their income has reduced, said Inland Revenue.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya set to get third mosque, says Annuar Musa
Putrajaya is set to get a third mosque as the population in the area is expected to increase from the current 120,000 to 300,000 in five years’ time, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— Malay Mail

Opposition Sarawak party PSB says its state lawmakers will not attend State Assembly tomorrow
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Datuk Sri Wong Soon Koh today said he and three of the party’s state lawmakers will not be attending tomorrow’s sitting of the State Assembly since there will be no debate.
— Malay Mail

Penang CM urges residents remain vigilant despite state’s green zone status
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) has urged Penangites to remain vigilant, as Penang became the fourth state to be declared a green zone, after there were no new Covid-19 cases detected in the past 14 days here, with the last active case discharged last week.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry says hopeful can achieve single-digit new Covid-19 cases as quick as in a week’s time
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today it is hopeful that with the new conditional movement control order (CMCO) enforced the country will see new Covid-19 positive cases drop to single digit in one- or two-weeks’ time.
— Malay Mail

OPR slash spells bad news for FBM KLCI
The widely-anticipated cut in the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) is generally negative for the FBM KLCI by virtue of the index heavyweight banking sector.
— The Borneo Post

Rayong backs PSB’s stance Second Trunk Road project redundant, serves little purpose
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Youth chief Dr Johnichal Rayong has maintained that the proposed Second Trunk Road project is redundant and does not fully serve the needs of rural folks in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19 compels use of new technologies — BCCCI president
The Covid-19 pandemic has propelled new technology across all aspects of life, in particular the Asian lifestyle, from e-commerce to remote working and remote learning tools, said Yek Siew Liong.
— The Borneo Post

Don’t travel interstate without valid reason and get permission first: IGP
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pix) has reminded the public not to embark on interstate travel after the permitted four-day travel period from May 7 ended today.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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