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May 31, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | May 312020 @ 18:00

EC looks into proposal not to limit nomination day

The Election Commission (EC) is reviewing the proposal not to limit the nomination for any election to one day only and for the process to be implemented online.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 312020 @ 13:00

Govt to subsidise Covid-19 screening of workers

The government will subsidise Covid-19 screening tests for workers who are Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributors, effective June 1.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 312020 @ 09:00

Marzuki: Bersatu can only decide on bid to sack Muhyiddin after June 30

Datuk Marzuki Yahya said last night that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia can only decide on the motion to sack president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin after June 30.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 312020 @ 08:00

Govt invites proposals, suggestions on Covid-19 Bill

The government welcomes proposals and recommendations from the public on the drafting of the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 312020 @ 07:00

Tabling of 12th Malaysia Plan deferred to 2021

The tabling of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in Parliament this coming August has been deferred to January next year, says Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

May 30, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 302020 @ 21:00

Government looking at reopening more sectors when CMCO ends on June 9

With the compliance rate to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) enforced under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) at 90 per cent among Malaysians, the government is now looking at reopening the education and sports sectors.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 302020 @ 15:00

Putrajaya restoring exemptions to interstate travel ban from June 1

The federal government will reintroduce on Monday some exemptions to the interstate travel ban that were revoked ahead of the Hari Raya celebrations, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 302020 @ 12:00

Mara affords more incentives for businesses hit by Covid-19, CMCO

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has introduced two additional incentives to assist Bumiputera entrepreneurs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 302020 @ 12:00

'Dr M will take aggressive approach to challenge termination'

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is likely to take a more "aggressive" manoeuvre as he leads the charge to challenge the termination of his membership and four others in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 302020 @ 12:00

Bersatu did not act in haste against Tun M, four others: Muhyiddin

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) did not act in haste against former party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other parliamentary members in the party despite calls for action to be taken against them sooner.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 29, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 292020 @ 19:00

Bersatu sec-gen insists Dr Mahathir and co no longer party members, can’t compete in internal polls

Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has insisted that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four of the party’s MPs have lost their positions and memberships in the party according to its constitution.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 292020 @ 10:00

Bersatu 5: We don't accept our termination

The expulsion of five Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Members of Parliament is politically-motivated and illegal, as it was not done in accordance with the party's constitution.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 292020 @ 09:00

Education must be basis of policy change to reduce drink driving, says Dr Wee

Education must be the basis of lasting policy change to reduce drink driving related accidents in the country, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 292020 @ 08:00

Five Bersatu MPs dispute nullification of their party membership

Five Members of Parliament (MPs) from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) last night issued a joint statement disputing the automatic nullification of their membership in the party, saying it was against the law.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 292020 @ 06:00

Removal of ‘Bersatu Five’ springboard for Dr Mahathir’s do-or-die offensive against Muhyiddin, say analysts

Yesterday’s sacking of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other Bersatu MPs for not backing Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s government in the May 18 Parliament sitting may just be the catalyst for the former to launch a counter-offensive in order to seize control of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 292020 @ 00:00

Bersatu sec-gen sacks party leader who notified Dr Mahathir and co of their removal

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya today relieved party leader Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya of his party post, due to the latter’s alleged breaching of party rules by sending out membership termination letters to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four others.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 292020 @ 07:00

Advisory on protecting contact tracing information approved

An advisory by the Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP) on the collection, processing and possession of personal data by businesses during the conditional movement control order period (MCO) has been approved.|Read more >|TheStar

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May 28, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 282020 @ 23:00

Penang CM to table motion triggering by-elections against party-hopping reps

Penang hopes to make history by being the first state to successfully trigger by-elections to replace state representatives who change sides.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 282020 @ 21:00

Use MySejahtera app to find out Covid-19 cases within 1km radius

The public is encouraged to use the MySejahtera application to find out if there are Covid-19 cases reported within a 1km radius of a searched location in the past 28 days.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 282020 @ 19:00

Dr Mahathir, Mukhriz and three other MPs sacked from Bersatu

Bersatu today sacked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other MPs for not supporting the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government led by its chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in May 18 Parliament sitting.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 282020 @ 07:00

Penang to ensure contractors comply with SOP

Penang will monitor contractors, especially those with foreign workers, to make sure they comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) under the conditional movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpointss | May 282020 @ 06:00

Muhyiddin vs Mukhriz (Mahathir): Experts weigh in on what this means for Bersatu... and Malaysia

Clashes within a political party and the fight for top spot are nothing unusual whenever it comes time for party elections. The same holds true for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).|Read more >|Malaymail

May 27, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | May 272020 @ 23:00

Online university lectures until Dec 31, except for five categories: MOHE

All teaching and learning (PdP) programmes at all public universities (UA) and private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) must be conducted online, with no face-to-face lessons allowed, until Dec 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 272020 @ 18:00

Employers have 3 months to follow new rules on foreign workers' housing

The government is giving employers three months to comply with amendments to the Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 that addresses living conditions of migrant workers in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 272020 @ 12:00

Medac to allocate RM452.8m under entrepreneurs’ business recovery plan

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) will allocate RM452.8 million to assist Covid-19 hit entrepreneurs under a business recovery plan to support the stability of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 272020 @ 10:00

RoS urged to explain statement on Tun M’s position

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) should explain how it arrived at a decision to declare that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is no longer Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 272020 @ 07:00

Companies can apply for EOT to hold its AGM by June 30

Here’s information prepared by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) in relation to the extension of time (EOT) for the holding of annual general meeting (AGM) during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|TheStar

May 26, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | May 262020 @ 21:00

PAS calls on govt to suspend alcohol sales, production to prevent drunk driving

PAS has called on the government to immediately suspend all productions, businesses, and sales of alcoholic beverages so as new measures can be taken to prevent drunk driving.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | May 262020 @ 21:00

Transport minister: Briefing on proposed amendments to Road Transport Act to be held on June 1

A briefing session between the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be held on June 1 to study and review all proposed amendments to the Road Transport Act 1987.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 25, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 252020 @ 19:00

Health Ministry to discuss establishing special care centres for children of frontliners

The Health Ministry will hold discussions to establish a special care centres for children of frontline personnel involved in managing the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 252020 @ 18:00

CMCO: SOP for nurseries based on NSC, MOH’s advice, says Rina Harun

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for childcare centres during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period is subject to the directives of the National Security Council (MKN) and advice of the Health Ministry (MOH), the Women, Family and Community Development Minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 252020 @ 10:00

No more Aidilfitri visits

Going into the second day of the month of Syawal today means that under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), people are no longer allowed to continue the tradition of Aidilfitri visits.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 24, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 242020 @ 19:00

360 homeless folk in KL to undergo training for work

About 360 homeless people around the city who were rescued during the Movement Control Order (MCO) will undergo training and motivational courses before starting work after Aidilfitri.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 242020 @ 14:00

Most Msian workers face dire situation within one week of unemployment

About 60 per cent of Malaysian workers would find it tough to survive beyond a week, and do not have the means to raise even RM1,000 for household expenses, if they were to lose their jobs abruptly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 242020 @ 07:00

Rukun Tetangga to patrol green zones

The Rukun Tetangga neighbourhood watch is being roped in to help keep Covid-19 at bay in the green zones, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

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May 23, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | May 232020 @ 22:00

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.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 232020 @ 16:00

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.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | May 232020 @ 16:00

Finance Minister: New normal may be permanent normal

Consumer behaviour has possibly changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, making the new normal permanent — something retailers need to prepare for to help the economy recover.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | May 232020 @ 07:00

Over 50,000 doctors granted CPD exemption

More than 50,000 registered doctors will be exempted from having to get at least 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points this year, which is one of the requirements for them to obtain their Annual Practising Certificate (APC) for next year.|Read more >|TheStar

May 22, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 222020 @ 22:00

Covid-19: Government agrees to formulate new law on temporary implementation measures

The government is formulating a law on temporary implementation measures to ease the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as restore the country’s economy.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 222020 @ 20:00

Infected migrants to be sent home after they recover

Undocumented migrants detained at the Bukit Jalil and Semenyih immigration depots, who tested positive for Covid-19, will only be deported to their home country after they have completed their treatment and given a clean bill of health.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 222020 @ 12:00

Stats Dept: Malaysian economy to face sharp slowdown as Leading Indicator records largest drop in March

The Leading Indicator (LI) for March 2020 recorded its largest monthly drop since November 1991, following the imposition of a two-week movement control order (MCO) beginning on March 18 to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | May 222020 @ 08:00

19 more items listed under Aidilfitri price control scheme

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has added 19 new items under the Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) in conjunction with the upcoming Aidilfitri celebration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 222020 @ 07:00

Increase in allowance for APM personnel

The allowance of Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) volunteers has been increased by RM2 per hour effective March 1, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

May 21, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 212020 @ 22:00

Transport Ministry: No ban of goods vehicles on road during Aidilfitri

There is no ban on goods vehicles being on the road during the 2020 Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 212020 @ 16:00

Green light for churches, temples in green zones to reopen, subject to SOP

Non-Muslim houses of worship in green zone districts will be allowed to reopen from June 10 onwards, subject to strict standard operating procedures (SOP).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 212020 @ 16:00

Johor govt announces incentives for tourism sector

The state government today announced several incentives to help the tourism industry players weather the challenges faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies | May 212020 @ 16:00

Corporate liability law to be enforced June 1

The government will be enforcing Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 beginning June 1, 2020, which imposes liability on a commercial organisation for corruption committed by persons associated with the commercial organisation.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 212020 @ 15:00

All interstate travel banned, says Ismail Sabri

The National Security Council (NSC)’s special meeting today has decided that all interstate travel will be prohibited.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 212020 @ 14:00

MTUC shocked over MEF's 2 million retrenchments after Raya

The Malaysian Trade Union Council (MTUC) has urged the government to stop the country's employers' federation from using "bullying and blackmailing tactics" to gain more concessions.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | May 212020 @ 13:00

King’s speech ‘clear evidence’ of legitimacy

The Transport Ministry views the issue of public safety seriously, especially cases of drunk drivers that cause road accidents or fatalities, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 212020 @ 07:00

King’s speech ‘clear evidence’ of legitimacy

 The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s speech at the Dewan Rakyat is “clear evidence” of the legitimacy of the Perikatan Nasional government, say political leaders from Perikatan and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).|Read more >|TheStar

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May 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 202020 @ 22:00

FT ministry envisions new Selayang Wholesale Market

The Federal Territories Ministry is mulling over the possibility of redeveloping the Selayang Wholesale Market into a modern facility.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 202020 @ 22:00

Fama contributes five tonnes of food supply to Central Kitchen

The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) today distributed five tonnes of vegetables and fruits to 10 Central Kitchen locations under the Social Welfare Department.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 202020 @ 22:00

Dr M promises ‘very big trouble’ for Malaysia’s ruling coalition

Veteran Malaysian politician Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would seek to oust Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at every turn, scolding his successor for bringing back into power a graft-tainted party rejected by voters in an historic election two years ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 202020 @ 12:00

Penang petty traders, hawkers to receive cash aid

Over 4,000 licensed petty traders and hawkers on the island will receive a RM500 cash aid from the state government under Penang Peka 2.0 aid package.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 202020 @ 08:00

Police to make home visits during Aidilfitri celebration - Ismail Sabri

Don’t be surprised when the police come knocking at your door to check on your house during this Aidilfitri celebration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 202020 @ 06:00

How Pakatan lost half its states, after prematurely ceding federal power in the 2020 political crisis

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition made an unimaginable sweep of state seats in the 14th general election (GE14) on May 9, 2018, and wielded control over eight out of 12 states up for grabs by the time the dust had settled.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 192020 @ 19:00

Angkasa to provide aid to members, frontliners

Members and frontliners of the National Cooperative Movement of Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) will soon receive contributions in the form of personal protection equipment (PPE) and daily basic necessities from the cooperative.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 19:00

Who is the Opposition's PM-in-waiting?

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was conspicuously absent from a press conference led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the Parliament meeting on Monday (May 18).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 19:00

RoS: Dr M no longer Bersatu chairman, president Muhyiddin to take up post

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has recognised that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is no longer the chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, according to a letter that has been spread online.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 19:00

Bersatu’s decision to exit PH is clear, say members

The decision of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to leave the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and form a new political coalition with other parties reached at the Supreme Council meeting on Feb 23 is clear and does not need to be disputed.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | May 192020 @ 18:00

Festive price control scheme starts nationwide tomorrow

The Maximum Price Control Scheme on essential goods will be enforced from May 20 to June 3 throughout Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Pesta Kaamatan and Hari Gawai this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 192020 @ 16:00

Phase two of BPN payment extended until May 22

The second phase of the National Prihatin Aid (BPN) payout which was scheduled to end last week has been extended until May 22, 2020, due to some technical constraints.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 192020 @ 14:00

Wan Junaidi: Over two million M’sians expected to be jobless, 19 new programmes to assist local entrepreneurs

In a bid to assist local entrepreneurs affected by Covid-19, the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry has submitted 19 new programmes and initiatives to the Finance Ministry for special attention.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 14:00

Two Bersatu supreme council members claim Dr M first mooted idea of joining hands with Umno, PAS

The idea of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) joining hands with Malay-based parties Umno and PAS to ensure political stability was first mooted by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself, as far back as right after the last general election, two Bersatu supreme council members have claimed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 192020 @ 12:00

Ex-MACC chief demands Sri Ram justify decision to grant Riza Aziz plea deal

A former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner has come out with guns blazing against Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, demanding the latter explain the discharging not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) decision recently granted to Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO | May 192020 @ 09:00

Socso: Rise in applications for training programmes during MCO

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has recorded an increase in applications for training programmess for workers who have lost their jobs since the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into effect on March 18.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Corruption cases | May 192020 

Ku Nan’s defence trial to resume on June 29|Read more >|SunDaily

Hafarizam sends new representation to AGC|Read more >|SunDaily

June 19 hearing of Ahmad Maslan’s application|Read more >|SunDaily

Ahmad Zahid’s trial to continue on June 15|Read more >|SunDaily

Covid-19 RM10bil Government Assistance & Aid for SMEs

announced on April 06, 2020

In addition to the RM250bil economic stimulus package announced on March 27, 2020, the government unveiled a new RM10bil stimulus package to aid SMEs' cashflow.

[Full text] PM's speech on Additional Prihatin SME Economic Stimulus Package|Read more >|NST

Wage subsidy programme

The government will increase the wage subsidy of monthly RM600 per worker in accordance with the size of the company.

  • RM600 for companies with up to 200 pax (previously limited to 100 pax)

  • RM800  for companies with 76 to 200 pax

  • RM1200 for companies with up to 75 pax

This assistance is for a 3-month period

 

Conditions:

  • only for local employees

  • to retain workers for at least 6 months

  • employers must be registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) or local authorities before 1 January 2020

  • employers must be registered with the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO)

Covid-19 Perkeso wage subsidy programme  >

Prihatin Special SME Grant

A RM2.1bil Prihatin Special Grant for all SME companies that qualify.

  • a Special Grant of RM3,000 to each company, and is expected to benefit nearly 700,000 micro SMEs nationwide.

  • The SMEs must register with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to enjoy this facility.

  • The Government will obtain a list of eligible SMEs from the Local Authorities and Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).

Micro Credit Schemes

  • Abolish the 2% interest rate for the Micro Credit Scheme under Bank Simpanan Nasional.

  • The National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional) will also offer RM200 million in microloans with a maximum loan limit of RM10,000 per company at no interest. 

To support the delivery of the Prihatin initiative, the IMSME.com.my portal operated by Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC) with the support of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is ready to accept the small and medium enterprises (SME) loan applications.

Go to IMSME.com.my portal >

Negotiable Terms of Employment

  • The government has agreed to encourage negotiations between employers and employees on the terms of their employment, including the option to deduct salaries, and to allow unpaid leave during the MCO.

  • Employers and employees can refer to the Labour Department to obtain advise in regards to any problems arising from a resolution. Negotiations have to be based on employment laws of the country.

Discount on Foreign workers' permit

Discount on foreign workers' permit.

 

Tax deduction for private premise owners to reduce rental

  • The government has appealed to owners of private premises to reduce rental rates for to SMEs during the MCO and three months after it ends.

  • They will be given additional tax deductions equal to the amount of rent reduction from April to June. This is subject to the condition that they reduce the rental by at least 30% during that period.

Auto moratorium for statutory documents submission

  • The government has granted an automatic moratorium of 30 days to allow companies to submit statutory documents to the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) from the last date of the MCO.

  • * The filing of the companies financial statements is also extended for three months from the last date of the MCO. The flexibility is given to companies with financial years ending Sept 30 until Dec 31. Companies will have to apply for this flexibility from SSM and no late charges will be charged.

 

Find out more Covid-19 Msian Govt Business Assistance & Aid  >

Covid-19 Government Assistance & Aid 

starting from April 01, 2020

 

Cash-Aid

  • Special allowance of RM600 for health and medical personnel.

  • Special allowance of RM200 for members of the armed forces, police, custom, immigration, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force and the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).

  • A one-off payment of RM600 for taxi drivers.

  • Deferment of income tax instalment payments for three months for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Loan & tax Deferments

  • Moratorium on loan repayments to Tekun, Mara, cooperatives and other government agencies for SMEs.

  • Deferment of the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) loan repayment for six months.

  • Deferment of income tax instalments for six months for business in the tourism sector.

Discounts & Free Utilities

  • A discount of 15% on electricity bill for the tourism sector and two per cent for the commercial, industrial, agricultural and household sectors in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Discount on electricity consumption, whereby the government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad would allocate another RM530mil to provide discounts of between 15 and 50 per cent based on the electricity consumption with a maximum of 600 kilowatts per month.

  • Free high-speed Internet of 1GB daily for all postpaid and prepaid customers of Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

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May 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 182020 @ 23:00

Ministry introduces Entrepreneur and Cooperative Recovery Plan to benefit 20,000 entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry (MEDAC) is introducing an Entrepreneur and Cooperative Recovery Plan which is expected to benefit more than 20,000 entrepreneurs, said its minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | May 182020 @ 23:00

MDEC, Coursera launch ‘Let’s Learn Digital’ campaign

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has forged a partnership with global online learning platform, Coursera, to introduce ‘Let’s Learn Digital’ under the #mydigitalworkforce initiative.|Read more >|SunDaily

‘Let’s Learn Digital’ website >

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 182020 @ 10:00

Tommy Thomas says would never have approved ‘sweetheart deal’ for Najib's stepson Riza Aziz

Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today declared that he would never have approved the agreement that resulted in Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s conditional discharge from money-laundering charges over US$248 million (RM1.08 billion by today’s exchange rate) of funds linked to the 1MDB scandal, calling it a “sweetheart deal” favouring Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz and also questioning the timing of his release from the charges.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | May 182020 @ 07:00

Perikatan leaders pledge to establish world-class governance, meet MA63 aspirations

Perikatan Nasional leaders have vowed to establish world-class governance and meet the aspirations of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.|Read more >|TheStar

May 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | May 172020 @ 19:00

Bersatu, BN, PAS, GPS, PBS and STAR support formation of PN

All Members of Parliament from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Barisan Nasional (BN), PAS, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) have declared their support for the formation of Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | May 172020 @ 13:00

Annuar: New housing projects for Sentul, Bukit Kiara

About 1,300 housing units in Sentul and Bukit Kiara here will be demolished and replaced with new housing projects, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | May 172020 @ 13:00

Jeneri State assemblyman appointed 14th Kedah Menteri Besar

Sultan Kedah, Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah has consented to the appointment of Jeneri state assemblyman Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor as the new menteri besar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 172020 @ 12:00

Controversy over decision to discharge Riza Aziz should end with AG's statement, says Sri Ram

The controversy surrounding the decision to discharge film producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz over money laundering charges should end with the Attorney General's statement, says the case's lead prosecutor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 172020 @ 12:00

Building a virtual Parliament for Malaysia

Setting up an electronic parliamentary system can take up to two years and an investment of between RM2 million and RM5 million, and creating an e-voting system could cost around the same.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | May 172020 @ 12:00

Mukhriz formally announces resignation as Kedah MB

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today formally announced his resignation as Kedah mentri besar effective immediately after losing majority support in the state legislative assembly.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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