Malaysia morning news for May 6

Malaysia morning news for May 6

Malaysia morning news

30 new Covid-19 cases, one additional death: Health DG
Malaysia recorded 30 new cases of Covid-19, with zero imported cases, which brings the total number of cases in the nation to 6,383.
— The Sun Daily

Blockchain for palm oil: Malaysia looks to technology and traceability to foster industry trust
Malaysia is looking to utilise blockchain technology and traceability to raise the level of trust in its local palm oil industry, by proving its commitment to transparent, sustainable and responsible supply chains.
— Food Navigator

Malaysia’s surprise move to ease coronavirus rules worries scientists
Malaysia’s surprise move to ease coronavirus restrictions early and start reopening the economy has alarmed scientists, who warn it could trigger a second wave of infections across the country.

Malaysian states may face legal action if they stop businesses from reopening: Azmin Ali
Malaysian state governments may face legal action, particularly from industry players, if they stop businesses from resuming their operations, said Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— Channel NewsAsia

AirAsia to resume flights from Surabaya to two major Malaysian cities
Low-cost carrier AirAsia Indonesia will soon resume flights from Surabaya, East Java, to the Malaysian cities of Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru after they were temporarily stopped on April 1 amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the two countries, an AirAsia official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

RTD resumes road tax and driving licence renewals at post offices today
The Road Transport Department (RTD) said today that renewal services of road tax and driving licences at post offices nationwide has resumed.
— The Sun Daily

Penang govt to place equal focus on public health and economy
The Penang government will place equal emphasis on ensuring public health as it does on a resumption of economic activities.
— The Sun Daily

COVID-19: Frontliners can take turns to rest, says Malaysian health ministry as cases hit new low since MCO
As Malaysia sees a decrease in daily new COVID-19 infections, healthcare workers who have been working round the clock for five months can now take turns to rest, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (May 5).
— Channel NewsAsia

‘Meeters and greeters’ not allowed at terminals, says Malaysia Airports
Malaysia Airports’ has spelled out policies in the new normal, which includes making face masks and temperature screening compulsory for passengers and barring meeters and greeters from the terminal.
— The Star Online

Malacca tourism to take two years to recover
The Malacca tourism industry is expected to take at least two years to fully recover from to the impact of the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, said Malacca Tourism, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Muhamad Jailani Khamis.
— The Sun Daily

Air passengers must wear face masks before entering KLIA
Passengers traveling by air are required to wear face masks before entering both the Kuala Lumpur International Airport terminals.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians rushing to pawnshops a sign of ailing economy, says Anwar
The multiple heart-breaking photographs of many Malaysians queuing up in front of pawnshops on the first day of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) yesterday is a sign of a troubled economy, observed PKR president.
— Malay Mail

Measures comprising 95% of RM260b Prihatin package value implemented: Tengku Zafrul
All 10 core initiatives in the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) have been implemented, comprising 95% of the total package valued at RM260 billion, according to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz (pix).
— The Sun Daily

CMCO: Businesses in red zones still not allowed to operate – Ismail Sabri
Businesses in red zones are still not allowed to operate even during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

PDRM arrests 17 for selling ganja e-liquids on online shopping platforms
Three e-commerce websites popular among Malaysians are being investigated by police for being accessories to the sale of banned drug-laced vape e-liquids.
— The Sun Daily

Penang is ready to face lawsuits for saving 1.8m Penangites: Batu Kawan MP
The second day of the Conditional Movement Order (CMCO) is still seeing some tension between certain state governments and the federal government.
— The Sun Daily

Shafie: Sabah remains firm on not implementing CMCO
Sabah remains firm in its decision to not implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

10km travel restriction no longer enforced
Malaysians will no longer be subjected to the 10km-radius travel restriction, according to the latest Federal Gazette, which took effect yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Keep practicing new norm during CMCO, says Selangor Sultan
The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah reminded the rakyat to continue to behave cautiously in what has been classified as the new norm while going through the current conditional movement control order (CMCO).
— Malay Mail

MTDC introduces robotics, other technologies to assist SMEs
Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) is introducing robotics, autonomous robotics, 3D printing and drone technologies as production solutions to support the local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PropertyGuru launches initiatives to help those affected by the pandemic
PropertyGuru has launched the #LendASpace and #NeedASpace initiatives to match owners with unused spaces to those affected by Covid-19 and in need of accommodation.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MACC studies proposal to put Section 17A on hold
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is scrutinising a proposal to suspend the implementation of Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 which should be carried out on June 1.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak agrees to gradual resumption of businesses under CMCO
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has agreed to implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which allows almost all businesses to resume, but on terms befitting the conditions in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Bank Negara slashes key interest rate to 2pc
Bank Negara Malaysia has reduced its overnight policy rate yet again after earlier cuts in January and March, slashing it today by 50 basis points to 2.00 per cent.
— Malay Mail

BNM cuts OPR by 50bps to 2%
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today reduced the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 50 basis points (bps) to 2.00%.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah Tourism Recovery Plan in the works post Covid-19, says DCM
Practical measures are being outlined under the Sabah Tourism Recovery Plan once the Covid-19 pandemic ends, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
— The Star Online

Govt departments operate with adequate attendance on first day of CMCO
Government offices began operating with adequate attendance on the first day of the Conditional Movement Control Order period yesterday, said Director-General of the Public Service Department (PSD), Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman.
— The Borneo Post

Tasek Corp posts RM4.19m net profit in Q1
Tasek Corp Bhd posted a net profit of RM4.19 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared with a net loss of RM10.42 million a year ago mainly contributed by the cement segment and from a reduction in sales rebates and lower production cost.However, revenue fell 4.2% to RM131.49 million from RM137.26 million in the previous.
— The Sun Daily

Penang ready to face lawsuit to protect people against Covid-19, says CM
The Penang state government and its chief minister are ready to be sued for protecting the lives of Penangites from Covid-19 virus, Chow Kon Yeow said.
— Malay Mail

Selangor MB: State can decide CMCO compliance, aim is for ‘soft landing’ and not ‘crash landing’
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Amirudin Shari defended his administration today over its decision to only comply partly with the conditional movement control order (MCO), saying the move was within its authority. He said the…
— Malay Mail

MCO: Man fined RM1,000 for misusing wife’s frontliner pass
A fast food restaurant manager whose photograph went viral on social media for misusing a frontliner pass belonging to his wife to go through a roadblock was fined RM1,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for breaching.
— Malay Mail

Finance Minister briefs Agong on finance, economic situation
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz was granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to brief and update him on matters related to the nation’s finances and economy.
— New Sarawak Tribune

CMCO: Mida to resume physical operations at HQ from May 6
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) will resume its physical operations at its headquarters tomorrow following the further easing of the movement control order restrictions as announced by Prime Minister Tan.
— Malay Mail

Party-goers resorted to house parties during MCO: PDRM
Hundreds of party animals who missed patronising their favourite nightclubs due to the movement control order (MCO) had resorted to organising their own parties at private premises.
— The Sun Daily

Serba Dinamik, MTDC ink agreement to nurture startup ecosystem
Serba Dinamik Group Bhd and Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) signed a a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster the growth of digital startup ecosystem in Malaysia, by providing guidance and mentoring to the budding entrepreneurs for innovative transformation.
— The Sun Daily

Parts of KL still stuck in first gear on second day of CMCO
On the second day of the conditional movement control order (MCO), parts of the nation’s capital have slowly come back to life even while others have not.
— Malay Mail

Penangpac offers RM10 live-streaming workshops to raise funds to keep centre afloat
The Performing Arts Centre of Penang (Penangpac) is organising live-streaming sessions between Thursdays and Saturdays for the whole of May as part of its fund-raising efforts to keep the centre afloat.
— Malay Mail

First day of CMCO shows situation under control despite higher traffic volume
The situation during the first day of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) showed that there was higher traffic volume, but the situation was under control, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Azmin should have negotiated with non-compliant states, says Anwar
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali should have held negotiations with states that decided not to comply with the conditional movement control order (MCO) instead of suggesting that they could be sued by businesses, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Star Online



Feature photo Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project
This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Migratory Bird Day, May 9, here, Brown and Black headed gull. 


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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