Malaysia morning news for May 4

Malaysia morning news for May 4

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths
Malaysia reported 122 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (May 3), taking the total to 6,298 infections.
— Channel NewsAsia

On World Press Freedom Day, Malaysia investigates journalist over ‘provocation’
Police in Malaysia have confirmed they are investigating a journalist over her reporting on mass raids targeting migrants and refugees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— ABC

Malaysian economy could shrink more than earlier forecasts, says finance minister
Malaysia’s economy in 2020 could shrink more than initially forecast due to extended curbs on movement imposed to stem an outbreak of the new coronavirus, the finance minister said on Saturday (May 2).
— CNA

Singapore and Malaysia delay deal on rail project to end-July
Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to delay finalising an agreement on a US$736mil train project connecting Malaysia’s southern state of Johor with the city-state to the end of July, their transport ministries said on Sunday (May 3)
— The Star Online

Chinese expert team wraps up Malaysia visit, pledges more cooperation in fighting Covid-19
A medical consultant expert team sent by the Chinese government wrapped up their two-week working visit to Malaysia on Sunday (May 3), during which they shared Chinese experiences in fighting the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in a gesture of solidarity and friendship between the two countries.
— The Star Online

Sabah manufacturers want longer operating hours
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Sabah is appealing to the State Government to allow essential goods manufacturers in the State to extend the operating hours in line with Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s announcement to impose no restrictions during the MCO4 period for all approved businesses.
— The Borneo Post

Air Selangor counters back in operation Monday
All Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) customer service counters will resume operation on May 4 (Monday), from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday throughout Ramadan.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry outlines six key strategies post Covid-19
The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry (Medac) has outlined six key strategies for its recovery plan following the pandemic.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia rounds up migrants to contain coronavirus, UN warns of detention risks
Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, officials said, after hundreds of migrants and refugees were detained in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
— CNA

No need to rush to reopen business tomorrow – Saifuddin
The government’s decision to allow almost all economic sectors and business activities to resume operations tomorrow does not mean that all need to be reopened immediately with things are done in a hurry.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian economy could shrink more than earlier forecasts, says finance minister
Malaysia’s economy in 2020 could shrink more than initially forecast due to extended curbs on movement imposed to stem an outbreak of the new coronavirus, the finance minister said on Saturday (May 2).
— CNA

Reopening of economic sectors will have positive impact on country’s economy: Miti
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) has welcomed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement to allow almost all economic sectors to resume operations starting Monday.
— The Sun Daily

Property demand in Penang still strong despite economy
The demand for property in Penang remains robust despite the economic downturn brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and the movement control order (MCO) enforced to curb its spread.
— The Sun Daily

Astro to air Education Ministry’s educational programmes from May 4
Starting May 4, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd will air the Education Ministry’s Educational Television Programme (Program TV Pendidikan) on its education channel Tutor TV Astro.
— The Star Online

66 Malaysians return home from Singapore
A total of 66 Malaysians, including 50 pregnant women, were safely transported back by bus from Singapore today via the Johor Causeway during the implementations of the Malaysian movement control order and the Circuit Breaker.
— Malay Mail

Explain why industrial diesel price in Sabah 57% higher than peninsula – Junz
Warisan vice president Datuk Junz Wong on Sunday took Putrajaya to task over the discrepancy in industrial diesel price between Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

State records 9 new positive cases
Nine positive Covid-19 cases were reported in Sarawak yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 518 to date.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak to announce post Covid-19 economic plan
Sarawak will announce a long-term programme to improve the state’s economy post the Covid-19 pandemic for the benefit of the people.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Transport, health services, community empowerment crucial during CMCO, says Health DG
Attention must be given to transportation, health services and community empowerment to control the spread of Covid-19 when the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) begins on Monday, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Maintain three lines of protection to prevent spike in Covid-19, say China’s experts
Malaysia must safeguard its transportation hubs, hospitals and community to prevent an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases after the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) kicks in on Monday, according to China’s medical experts.
— The Sun Daily

Finance Minister: ‘Doable’ for banks to abolish accrued interest on hire purchase loans, profits on fixed-rate Islamic financing
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz today said that it is “doable” for banks to abolish the accrued interest on hire purchase (HP) loans profit from their fixed-rate Islamic financing during the six-month.
— Malay Mail

Dr Annuar: State govt’s decision in not implementing Conditional MCO a move in right direction
Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Dr Annuar Rapaee has described the state government’s decision in not implementing the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) as a move in the right direction to ensure that the people will remain vigilant against Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

Govt committed to ensuring press freedom, says Saifudin Abdullah
The government is committed to ensuring press freedom in the country, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah in his address for World Press Freedom Day 2020.
— The Star Online

Flexible work arrangements for civil servants during CMCO
The department heads can consider allowing some civil servants to use flexible working hours and while others to work from home during the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period starting tomorrow (May 4).
— The Sun Daily

Health DG: M’sians returning to work must adjust to new norm, follow guidelines
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has advised Malaysians to adjust to the new norm by following the guidelines set by the government, as the majority of the workers will be back in force tomorrow (May 4).
— The Star Online

Sabah urges returning students to strictly adhere to home quarantine
Some 7,000 students returning to Sabah have been asked to strictly adhere to home quarantine guidelines.
— The Star Online

TM urged to expedite installation of Unifi network in Sabah’s rural areas
Telekom Malaysia (TM) has been urged to speed up the installation of Unifi network in the suburban and rural areas of Sabah to make it easier for students to continue with their “home-based learning” during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Single Covid-19 case during voluntary testing sees Ampang market closed
Authorities found one positive Covid-19 case among traders at a market in Taman Tasek Tambahan, Ampang, Selangor, earlier this week and has since ordered its closure, The Star reports.
— Malay Mail

Sabah too will not implement CMCO
Sabah became the latest state in the country not to implement the conditional movement control order (CMCO), which allows most businesses to resume operations beginning tomorrow (May 4).
— The Sun Daily

17 arrested in Sarawak in last 24 hours for defying MCO
The police have arrested a total of 17 individuals in Sarawak for defying the Movement Control Order (MCO) between 8am yesterday and 8am today.
— The Borneo Post

Press freedom should be in line with principles of truth, justice – Saifuddin Abdullah
The government is committed to upholding the freedom of the press, while keeping it in line with the principles of truth and justice, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Over 420,000 Malaysians sign petition objecting to CMCO which starts tomorrow
Just a day before the Malaysian government is set to allow a majority of businesses and activities to resume tomorrow in a conditional relaxing of the movement control order (MCO) restrictions, more than 420,000 have signed.
— Malay Mail

Kedah, Sarawak and Selangor will not implement CMCO yet
Kedah has joined Sarawak and Selangor in not following the Federal Government’s move to relax the movement control order (MCO) which includes allowing most businesses to reopen with conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Plantation, Commodity sectors must adhere to safety requirements during CMCO
The plantation and commodity sectors which have been allowed to operate fully following the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) this Monday, are reminded to adhere to all safety requirements.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Umno deputy president says snubbed TNB chairmanship
Umno deputy president Datuk Mohamad Hasan said he declined the offer for him to be the chairman of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).
— Malay Mail

Kuala Lumpur wholesale market needs facelift: Annuar Musa
The image of the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market must be upgraded after the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in the area is lifted, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Petition to cancel CMCO gains almost 500k signatures
AN online petition made urging the government to continue the movement control order (MCO) has garnered almost 500k signatures.This came after prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement on Friday that some public and private sectors would be allowed to operate to restart the economy starting from May 4.
— The Sun Daily

Tenom remains Covid-19 free
Federation of Chinese Association Malaysia (FCAM) central committee member Wong Tet Yun attributed the declining number of coronavirus positive cases in Sabah to the strict but lenient role played by policemen manning various roadblocks in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Health DG pays tribute to frontliners, urges M’sians to keep up the fight
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) has expressed his gratitude to frontliners for helping to flatten the Covid-19 curve in the country and reminded Malaysians that the fight against the deadly disease is far from over.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Felda settlers receive essential goods worth RM6.7M
The Felda Covid-19 fund has collected RM1.1 million as an effort to ease the burden of the settlers and their families following the pandemic and the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO)..
— The Sun Daily

Serba Dinamik donates RM500k face masks, hand gloves
Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd donated RM500,000 worth of face masks and gloves to supplement the state government’s efforts in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Run independent investigation into healthcare worker’s claims — PSB
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has called on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to appoint an independent team of professionals to look into the issues raised by a concerned healthcare worker known as Burnt Out HCW on a portal.
— The Borneo Post

Media needs conducive environment to function effectively – Suhakam
The media needs a conducive environment for it to function effectively to protect public interests, apart from the freedom to report, said the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).
— The Borneo Post

CMCO: 14 forest eco parks in Perak remain closed
All 14 forest eco parks or recreational forests in Perak will remain closed until further notice following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) since March 18 to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

Feature photo Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project
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