Malaysia morning news for May 25

Malaysia morning news for May 25

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia reports 60 new COVID-19 cases
Malaysia reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total number of infections to 7,245, the health ministry said on Sunday (May 24).
— Channel NewsAsia \

Govt to boost digital connectivity to revive economy: Saifuddin
Digital connectivity is a vital aspect in the daily lives of the people, more so when the country is facing the threat of Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s Axiata in talks to buy smaller Indonesia telecom rival, says CEO
Malaysian telecommunications company Axiata Group Bhd is in talks to buy a smaller rival in Indonesia in a share-swap deal to cut costs and competition in its biggest market, as Covid-19 hammers businesses, its CEO told.
— Malay Mail

Starchy solution: Award-winning Malaysian tech provides new bag-less packaging solution for foods
A team of Malaysian engineers has developed an award-winning solution to encasing loose, green foods such as beans without the need for any form of external packaging or bags.
— Food Navigator

Durian-based packaging: Malaysian researchers develop antimicrobial, biodegradable material
New research has found a method to develop packaging material based on the skin of Asia’s king of fruits, the durian, with both antimicrobial and biodegradable properties.
— Food Navigator

Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as Covid-19 stokes xenophobia
Eleyas, a Rohingya Muslim, fled to Malaysia six years ago, seeking a safe haven from persecution in Myanmar.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Health Ministry announces 48 positive cases, no deaths
The Health Ministry today announced that as of 12pm 48 Covid-19 positive cases were reported.This makes the total number of positive cases rise to 7,185.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s border security tightened, ready for anticipated influx of undocumented migrants, says senior minister
Security along the country’s borders, including each and every rat route, will continue to be tightened to prevent undocumented migrants from sneaking in once the Aidilfitri celebrations are over in yet another effort to.
— Malay Mail

Port Dickson oil refinery fire has not affected supply, says Domestic Trade minister
The fire incident at an oil refinery in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan yesterday did not affect the whole supply chain as it only involved one storage tank.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: New cluster detected in Semenyih Immigration Detention Depot
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a new Covid-19 cluster involving foreigners at the Immigration Detention Depot (DTI) in Semenyih, Selangor, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Trader compounded RM5,000 for selling chicken above ceiling price
A mini-market trader in Little India here, today became the first trader in the state to be issued a compound of RM5,000 by the Perak Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Office for selling standard chicken above the stipulated ceiling price.
— The Sun Daily

CM urges Sarawakians to comply with SOP while celebrating Aidilfitri
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has urged the people in the state to take the standard operating procedures (SOP) seriously, especially during this festive season, to prevent the second wave of Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Transport minister: Renewal of taxi driver’s cards now allowed
Taxi drivers can now renew their driver’s cards by submitting relevant documents to the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) no later than July 1, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak gets more under PN
Opposition parties and their leaders should swallow the bitter pill and accept that Sarawak is getting more under Perikatan Nasional (PN) than it had when Pakatan Harapan (PH) was at the helm.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ending of Malaysia’s movement control order will depend on how far citizens can conform to it: Muhyiddin
Any decision to end the conditional movement control order (MCO) will depend on how far Malaysians can conform to it and, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday (May 23).
— CNA

Sarawak’s digital fight against Covid-19
In unprecedented times, the Conronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) presents itself as a threat to humanity due to the swift speed at which Covid-19 spreads, with a current death toll exceeding 324,000 cases worldwide as of time of writing.
— The Borneo Post

Frontliners on duty during Aidilfitri should exercise patience: Health DG
All frontline workers who need to work during Hari Raya should exercise patience when carrying out their duties, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

For CMCO to end in Malaysia, apply SOPs as part of daily life, says PM Muhyiddin
Any decision to end the conditional movement control order (CMCO) would all depend on how far the people can conform to its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and apply them as part of daily life, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— Malay Mail

Ensure CMCO compliance while celebrating Aidilfitri: Tengku Hassanal
The Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (pix) has urged the people in the state to comply with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) while celebrating Aidilfitri this year.
— The Sun Daily

MOH confirms Muhyiddin and 34 others on 14-day self-quarantine
The Health Ministry (MOH) has confirmed that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is among 35 people asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days after an officer, who attended the post-Cabinet meeting chaired by the PM on Wednesday, tested positive for Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

Fire Dept D-G to Malaysians: Don’t play firecrackers at condominium, apartment during Aidilfitri
Parents are reminded not to allow their children to play fireworks or firecrackers at apartments or condominiums as it poses high fire risk.
— Malay Mail

LYNAS MALAYSIA CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS IN RARE EARTHS
Rare earths producer Lynas Corp has admitted publicly to issues that have arisen with our US ally over the company’s Malaysian processing plant.
— Aumanufacturing

CMCO: Roadblocks in operation all over Malaysia on Aidilfitri, says Bukit Aman
Police have denied allegations that there will be no roadblocks across the country on Hari Raya tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

CPRC to operate as usual during Hari Raya: Adham Baba
The Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) will operate as usual tomorrow in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 infection in the country despite the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Police have ways to detect unauthorised interstate travellers – IGP
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have specific methods to identify individuals who travel interstate without permission and attend Hari Raya Aidilfitri family gatherings.
— The Sun Daily

Prime Minister recites ‘Takbir Raya’ with ministers, frontliners
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) leads the Cabinet ministers and frontline representatives reciting ‘Takbir Raya’ (calls to glorify Allah) to celebrate Aidilfitri.
— The Sun Daily

WFS to hold first ever online wushu championship
The Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS) reached another milestone by taking the initiative to organise an online wushu championship.
— The Borneo Post

Cement supply back to normal
The supply of cement here has returned to normal and the construction sector and related sectors are now fully back in business.
— New Sarawak Tribune

JAN confirms memo on Auditor General being Covid-19 positive
The Jabatan Audit Negara (JAN) has confirmed that a memo which has gone viral saying the Auditor-General was tested positive for Covid-19 and would be quarantined in hospital was issued by him.
— The Borneo Post

620.7 litres of unlicensed diesel seized
The Sibu branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDHEP) seized 620.7 litres diesel on suspicion of intentionally storing unlicensed goods at Jalan Salim here on Friday evening.
— The Borneo Post

Businessman who ran amok in Pekan Bukit Sentosa remanded for five days
A businessman who ran amok and crashed his vehicle into five people at a hawker site in Pekan Bukit Sentosa has been remanded for five days from today to help facilitate investigations.
— The Sun Daily

Businessman who ran amok in Pekan Bukit Sentosa in KL remanded for five days
A businessman who ran amok and crashed his vehicle into five people at a hawker site in Pekan Bukit Sentosa has been remanded for five days from today to help facilitate investigations.
— Malay Mail

Dr Noor Hisham pleads with Malaysians to celebrate Raya behind closed doors, comply with CMCO
Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today appealed to the public to make a sacrifice this year for Hari Raya Aidilfitri by complying with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in order to break the.
— Malay Mail

Senior minister urges Malaysians to ensure Covid-19 SOP compliance while celebrating Aidilfitri
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today reminded the public to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) for celebrating Aidilfitri tomorrow as collective effort is crucial to break the.
— Malay Mail

Health minister: Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre to operate as usual during Hari Raya
The Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) will operate as usual tomorrow in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 infection in the country despite the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, said Health Minister Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Social distancing a caring gesture during Aidilfitri: MMA
Keeping a social distance can be the most caring gesture towards your loved ones during Aidilfitri, said Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr N Ganabaskaran.
— The Sun Daily

Ismail Sabri: Tertiary students still on campus to be sent home earlier on May 26
The process of sending home 1,480 tertiary students who are still staying on campus will be brought forward to May 26, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— Malay Mail

Marzuki: Azmin and crew yet to submit formal applications to join Bersatu
Defectors from PKR, including former deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who later proclaimed their entry into Party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) have yet to submit their membership forms, says embattled.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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