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September 22, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Sep 22 2020 @ 17:00

PIKs can now provide sophisticated training to youths -MCMC

The Community Internet Centres (PIKs) nationwide can now provide sophisticated training to the youth to upgrade their skills and innovation initiatives besides providing basic information and communication technology (ICT) skills.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 22 2020 @ 17:00

Those returning from Sabah not required to undergo quarantine

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said individuals returning from Sabah would not be required to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 22 2020 @ 17:00

CVIA industrial park is 10 pct complete - Mustapa

The Chuping Valley Industrial Area (CVIA) project in Perlis is currently 10 per cent complete, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 22 2020 @ 17:00

Guan Eng: Axed Sandakan projects ‘a clear act of political vengeance’

The decision to cancel five projects in July valued at RM10.6 million that were planned for Sandakan was an act of political vengeance, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has alleged.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 21 2020 @ 17:00

MyCC to amend two acts, expand scope of jurisdiction in competition law

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working actively on bills proposing amendments to the Competition Act 2010 (AP 2010) and the Competition Commission Act 2010|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 22 2020 @ 16:00

Covid-19 patients not allowed to vote

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob reiterated that voters who are Covid-19 positive would not be allowed to leave their hospitals to vote in the upcoming Sabah election.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Sep 22 2020 @ 16:00

Sarawak CM: RM50m allocation for VSAT network will extend internet reach to rural areas

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said he has approved a RM50 million allocation to acquire the services of a VSAT (very small aperture terminal) network to provide internet connectivity in the rural areas.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Sep 22 2020 @ 15:00

Penang to set guidelines for aged care facilities in state

The Penang state government will be looking at existing jurisdictions and best practices from other countries to come up with guidelines to regulate aged care facilities here, said exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

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September 21, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 21 2020 @ 14:00

Tourism Ministry lists 548 items as intangible heritage in Malaysia, says minister

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) through the National Heritage Department (JWN), has gazetted 548 items as ‘Intangible Heritage’ under the National Heritage Act 2005.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 21 2020 @ 6:00

Dewan Negara approves appointment of select committee members

The Dewan Negara today approved a motion to appoint five Select Committee members for the Third Session of the 14th Parliament.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Opposition: PKR | Sep 21 2020 @ 14:00

Anwar fails to strike out suit over sodomy conviction pardon

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim failed in his bid to strike out an originating summons filed by lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz over the full pardon granted to him over his conviction and imprisonment for sodomising an aide.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 21 2020 @ 08:00

Undesired decider

With postal voting off the table, many Sabahans won’t return to vote due to pandemic fears, travelling costs|Read more >|SunDaily

September 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance Sep 20 2020 @ 21:00|

Terengganu farmers affected by storm to get aid

As many as 160 farmers can breathe a sigh of relief when the state government promised to provide aid after storms destroyed their paddy fields.|Read more >|Bernama


New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Development | Sep 20 2020 @ 20:00

Rural Development Ministry upgrading Internet access in rural areas

The issue of slow internet access in rural areas is being looked into, and efforts to upgrade is being conducted by those involved, says Deputy Rural Development Minister I Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 20 2020 @ 20:00

Foreigners planning to enter Sabah and cause trouble during polling, says state police chief

Police have received intelligence that certain elements from a neighbouring country are planning to enter Sabah in big numbers to create trouble during polling on Saturday, said Sabah police commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Sep 20 2020 @ 13:00

Sukuk Prihatin subscription hits RM666 mln, exceeding RM500 mln initial target

Sukuk Prihatin, a government initiative under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), has been oversubscribed, registering a total subscription of more than RM666 million.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Projects: KVDT2 | Sep 20 2020 @ 12:00

Wee accuses DAP of not ‘walking the talk’ after KVDT2 direct negotiation deals revealed

Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has questioned the action by Pakatan Harapan (PH) to engage in direct negotiations for the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase Two (KVDT2) project, despite touting they despised of such practices, reports Mingguan Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

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September 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Sep 19 2020 @ 17:00

Johor govt to confiscate private land used as illegal dumpsites

The state government will confiscate private land used as illegal dumpsites in the state, effective next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: DAP | Sep 19 2020 @ 13:00

Duped by DAP? You advised me to join a decade ago, Zairil Khir Johari tells Tengku Razaleigh

Penang DAP vice-chairman Zairil Khir Johari stood up for his party today amid a persistent campaign to racialise it as anti-Malay, saying he found it to be open to diversity and provided him the platform to fight for social economic justice for all regardless of their ethnicity.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: SSM | Sep 19 2020 @ 12:00

SSM to offer 90 percent compound reduction until Dec 31

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) is offering 90 per cent reduction from the original compound value for applications to strike off the name of a company under Section 549/550 of the Companies Act 2016 from Aug 17 to Dec 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Bukit Persekutuan | Sep 19 2020 @ 11:00

What is Bukit Persekutuan’s status in Draft KL Structure Plan 2040? Green group asks DBKL

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) is alarmed by the exclusion of Bukit Persekutuan in the Draft Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040, released recently for public viewing.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 19 2020 @ 10:00

Sabah 2020: NGO offers free flight tickets to Sabahans to return home to vote

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) is offering free flight tickets to Sabahans outside the state to return to vote on Sept 26.|Read more >|NST

September 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 18 2020 @ 15:00

Bersih tells MACC to probe PM Muhyiddin for alleged ‘inducement of voters’

Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 today called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for allegedly engaging in corrupt practices while campaigning in Sabah for the state election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: KVDT2 | Sep 18 2020 @ 15:00

Court rejects bid to stop government from cancelling KVDT2 project

A contractor failed in its bid to obtain an interim injunction to restrain and prevent the Government from cancelling or terminating its contract for the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) project, pending disposal of its main lawsuit.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 18 2020 @ 15:00

What fine? It's straight to jail for first-time drink drivers

 Drink driving offenders will no longer be slapped with fines but will also be jailed once the Road Transport Act (Amendment) Bill 2020, to be tabled at the Dewan Negara next week, is passed and gazetted.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Sep 18 2020 @ 14:00

MMA: Health minister must explain why Malaysia is last in queue for Covid-19 vaccine

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) today said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba must explain why Malaysia did not join the Covax Vaccination Plan co-led by the World Health Organisation (WHO).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Sep 18 2020 @ 13:00

Jobs Malaysia, Myfuturejobs portals to be integrated

Employment online portals JobsMalaysia and MyfutureJobs will be merged to facilitate public in applying for jobs, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M.Saravanan.|Read more >|SunDaily

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September 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Sep 18 2020 @ 08:00

MACC to charge senior official over sacking of whistleblower

The MACC has obtained approval from the Attorney General’s Chambers to charge a senior official of a company at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 8.30 am today.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 18 2020 @ 06:00

Analysts: Warisan Plus has more to lose if Sabah voters don’t return to vote, especially in hot seats

The coalition led by Parti Warisan Sabah is at a bigger risk at the ballot box if voters who are in West Malaysia do not make the trip home to cast their votes in the state election on September 26, political analysts have said.|Read more >|Malaymail

September 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 17 2020 @ 21:00

Sabahans to enjoy wider broadband coverage from year-end, says PM

With an estimated cost of RM2.45 billion in Sabah alone, the state is poised to be the top recipient of the government's National Digital Network (Jendela) initiative with regard to infrastructure development to increase broadband connectivity.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Sep 17 2020 @ 19:00

MACC to file maiden charge under Whistleblower Protection Act 10 years after law came to be

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced that it will charge a company executive under the Whistleblower Protection Act tomorrow, the first time the law has been used to prosecute since it was introduced in 2010.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Sep 17 2020 @ 19:00

City Hall plans to demolish long house on Jalan Ikan Emas

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall plans to demolish all eight units of a longhouse on Jalan Ikan Emas in Cheras, here, and turn it into an open area.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 17 2020 @ 19:00

EC issues more than 19,000 postal ballots for Sabah polls

The Election Commission (EC) has issued 19,010 postal ballots for all the 73 seats in the 16th Sabah state election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Sep 17 2020 @ 17:00

Road tax in Sarawak will not be standardised with Peninsula, says minister

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong today assured Sarawakians that they will continue to enjoy the existing motor vehicle road tax rates as there are no plans to standardise them with the higher rates in Peninsula Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Sep 17 2020 @ 16:00

Seduan PPR model for KPKT’S new way to manage housing projects

The Seduan PPR project in Sibu Jaya, 25 km from here, will be the model in the Housing and Local Government Ministry’s (KPKT) new way forward in managing housing projects under the ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Direct negotiation contracts | Sep 17 2020 @ 12:00

Was it my fault Cabinet decided 10pc cut to save money on direct deals? Guan Eng asks Zuraida

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng today backed Datuk Tamrin Ghafar’s plan to sue Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaraddin for alleged defamation over the government controversial award of contracts through direct negotiations.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Sep 17 2020 @ 12:00

Home Ministry denies appointment of foreign workers management company

The Home Ministry (KDN) today stressed that it had never issued any approval of appointment to any companies to manage foreign workers.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Sep 17 2020 @ 12:00

PM announces increase in fishermen's Elaun Sara Hidup

The government will raise the Elaun Sara Hidup for fishermen from RM250 back to RM300 per month, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin here today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Sep 17 2020 @ 14:00

National Farmers Fund distributes RM7.7 million in dividends

The National Farmers Fund (DPK) under the National Farmers Organisation (NAFAS) recorded a profit of RM9.29 million with a total dividend distribution of RM7.7 million in 2019.|Read more >|Bernama

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



  • 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.


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Covid-19 Government Assistance & Aid 

starting from April 01, 2020



  • 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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September 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 17 2020 @ 06:00

Hard to abolish mandatory death sentence as Malaysians favour ‘eye for an eye’ punishments, says ex-law minister

Former law minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has admitted that it is difficult to abolish the country’s mandatory death sentence, as Malaysians always demand “an eye for an eye”.|Read more >|Malaymail

September 16, 2020

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 16 2020 @ 08:00

PN Govt to ensure Sabah, Sarawak rights preserved - Muhyiddin

The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government remains committed to ensuring the rights of Sabahans and Sarawakians, as stipulated under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), are preserved, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Sep 16 2020 @ 20:00

Transport Ministry shoots down 'licence plates for bicycles' claim

The Transport Ministry has denied planning a move towards requiring bicycles to be registered and equipped with licence plates.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 16 2020 @ 18:00

Internet centres can help produce competitive entrepreneurs - Saifuddin

Internet centres nationwide are not only resource-based venues to empower community activities but also platforms to help produce competitive entrepreneurs who contribute towards the local economy. |Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 16 2020 @ 18:00

Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil launches employment centre to help those who lost jobs during MCO

PKR federal lawmaker Fahmi Fadzil officially opened the Lembah Pantai Jobs and Training Centre today with the aim of assisting Malaysians who became jobless in the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 16 2020 @ 17:00

PM Muhyiddin launches Gabungan Rakyat Sabah Pledges

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today launched the document on the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) Pledges for the people of Sabah in conjunction with the state election.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 16 2020 @ 08:00

Shafie: Continued negotiations to end land dispute

The Warisan-led government will continue its negotiation with government-linked companies (GLCs) to end the land dispute between villages in Sabah.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19: RMCO | Sep 16 2020 @ 08:00

Long-term pass holders can leave without applying for immigration approval

Malaysians, in possession of long-term foreign passes, who returned to Malaysia during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period are allowed to re-exit without obtaining approval from the Immigration Department (JIM).|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Projects: Bandar Malaysia | Sep 16 2020 @ 00:00

Development of RM140 billion Bandar Malaysia begins

Bandar Malaysia will boost business across all sectors of the economy, as it will be a hub for local and international companies, said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Sep 15 2020 @ 22:00

Over 30,000 individuals get jobs via PENJANA HRDF

About 32,317 individuals have managed to get jobs via the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), since it was launched on June 22.|Read more >|Bernama

September 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Sep 15 2020 @ 20:00

Human rights report claims Putrajaya using criminal charges, investigations to undermine Opposition

The Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) has urged all governments in South-east Asia, including Malaysia, to stop alleged systematic persecution against MPs who are vocal critics of the current administration.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Covid-19: RMCO | Sep 15 2020 @ 16:00

Students allowed to travel abroad for further studies

The government today agreed to allow students who need to continue their studies or register as new students to travel abroad.|Read more >|Bernama

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September 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Sep 15 2020 @ 15:00

MACC says has not initiated probe against direct tender projects under Pakatan

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) reiterated today it has yet to open any investigation paper into the 101 projects awarded through direct negotiation under the former Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Scandal: V Paari | Sep 15 2020 @ 15:00

Claiming corruption, ex-MIC man wants MACC to probe Senator Vell Paari’s Perak land acquisition

Former Sungai Siput MIC division chief M. Lokanathan today accused newly-minted Senator Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari of acquiring large swathes of land in Perak for below market prices.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 15 2020 @ 15:00

MDEC’s e-commerce initiative helps retailers, traders generate RM400 mln in sales

The National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) Shop Malaysia Online initiative has helped local retailers and traders generate more than RM400 million in sales via various e-commerce platforms, according to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 15 2020 @ 13:00

PM unveils NCER's 2021-25 development plan

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin today unveiled the Northern Corridor Economic Region's (NCER) Strategic Development Plan 2021-2025 (SDP) with a forecasted cumulative investment of up to RM146.5 billion.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Sabah State Elections | Sep 15 2020 @ 10:00

Reject money politics, says Shafie

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has urged voters to use the 16th Sabah state election to put an end to money politics.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Sep 15 2020 @ 10:00

DBKL to review development order terms to prevent flash floods

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will review the terms under the development order (DO) before issuing them to developers to prevent flash flood incidents in the capital.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Sep 15 2020 @ 10:00

Placement of doctors in Sarawak based on expertise and requirement

The placement of doctors and medical specialists in Sarawak is done according to their expertise and requirement in the areas concerned, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.|Read more >|Bernama

September 14, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19: RMCO | Sep 14 2020 @ 21:00

RMCO: Foreign spouses, children can now apply to return

Foreign spouses and children of Malaysians who do not have long-term visit passes can now apply for permission to enter the country, said Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Save Musang King | Sep 14 2020 @ 19:00

Raub durian standoff: MACC summons 50 farmers for questioning

Durian farmers near here who have been operating orchards without permits have been summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for questioning, beginning Tuesday.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Sep 14 2020 @ 19:00

Transport Ministry working on nationwide integrated transport policy - Wee

The Transport Ministry is working towards achieving a more integrated national transport system across Malaysia under the National Transport Policy (NTP) 2019-2030.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Sep 14 2020 @ 14:00

Reskilling and upskilling programmes implemented in Sabah, Sarawak

A total 4,530 trainees from Sabah and 7,997 trainees from Sarawak, have been accepted to undergo the Human Resources Ministry’s reskilling and upskilling training programmes, in an effort to equip local employees with skills and knowledge that are relevant to industrial needs, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 14 2020 @ 14:00

Penang launches first self-sustaining urban farm, aims for 100 hubs by 2023

Penang today launched its first self-sustaining community urban farm that can potentially feed up to 400 households each harvest.|Read more >|Malaymail


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April 22, 2020

RM553 mln more for Sabah aid package

The State Legislative Assembly has passed the First Supplementary Supply (2020) Bill 2020, approving an additional budget of RM553 million to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 21, 2020

301,451 food baskets distributed nationwide, says Rina Harun

The Social Welfare Department (JKM) has distributed 301,451 food baskets nationwide, benefiting 1.2 million households.|Read more >|Malaymail

Army vets without pensions to get one-off RM500 Prihatin aid

Some 180,000 army veterans who are non-pensioners will get a one-off RM500 financial assistance under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package, says Finance Minister Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|TheStar

Covid-19 Online Support Group to start first session today

The Covid-19 Online Support Group will start its first group support session titled ‘Assertive communication – language for balance and openness’ today (April 21) at 11am.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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April 20, 2020

Infected kin of frontliners entitled to cash from special fund

Relatives and families of government healthcare frontliners who get infected and sick or die while handling or treating Covid-19 patients will be entitled to payments from a special fund.|Read more >|TheStar

April 19, 2020

BSN implements BPN cash payment until Dec 31, 2020

Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has implemented cash payment to recipients of the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) who do not have bank accounts or credit failures beginning April 17 to Dec 31, 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New website to facilitate aid delivery – Safar

The State Government has launched a new website to expand and improve the delivery efficiency of the Sabah Covid-19 Assistance Package, said State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 18, 2020

FoodPanda riders nationwide to get Socso protection benefit

A total of 2,544 Foodpanda riders nationwide will now get protection under the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme (SKSPS), with contribution from Foodpanda Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

Parliament to sit on May 18 for just one day

Dewan Rakyat will sit for just one day when lawmakers meet for the first time this year on May 18.|Read more >|TheStar

Hawkers, petty traders to get RM1,500 Sarawakku Sayang grant

The Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance Grant of RM1,500 will be given to each hawker and petty trader registered with the local authorities.|Read more >| BorneoPost

SBF: Let all banks offer BKSS 2.0 interest-free loans to SMEs

Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) is appealing to the Sarawak government to allow all banks to offer the interest-free loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rather than just three designated banks.|Read more >| BorneoPost


Easier business recovery financing scheme application online

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) will have easier transactions after the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives ministry made available the Covid Business Recovery Financing Scheme (CBRM) application online.|Read more >|NST

April 17, 2020

Johor: Cash aid for non-recipients of BSH, BPN

The Johor government will provide cash assistance of between RM250 and RM500 to people who are not among the recipients of the Cost of Living Aid (BSH) or Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily


FT Ministry plans to set up mobile kitchens at EMCO areas

The Federal Territories Ministry plans to set up mobile kitchens to provide food to residents in areas under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).|Read more >|Malaymail