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March 30, 2020

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

Face mask ceiling price set at RM1.50 per piece effective April 1

The new ceiling price for face masks has been fixed at RM1.50 per piece effective April 1, the government announced Monday (March 30).|Read more >|TheStar

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

MCO: All restaurants, supermarkets, petrol stations to operate from 8am-8pm

The National Security Council will introduce new measures to tighten the Movement Control Order (MCO) as the second phase comes into effect from April 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 302020 @ 14:00

Perak MB announces additional aid

The state government today announced incentives for the Orang Asli community, as well as the unsung heroes comprising cleaners, rubbish collectors and grass-cutters, to help cushion the Covid-19 economic impact.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 302020 @ 13:00

Wong Chen says Opposition MPs now getting RM100k from PM for community, intends to use during Covid-19 period

The federal government has agreed to allocate RM100,000 to each Opposition MP to spend on the community in their areas, PKR’s Subang MP Wong Chen said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 302020 @ 12:00

Only two private sector staff allowed to enter office for one day

Private sector workers holding positions in either the finance or human resources (HR) departments are allowed to clock in to their respective offices for a day to process employee payrolls.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 302020 @ 10:00

Covid-19: People’s attitude determine duration of MCO

The rate of public compliance to the Movement Control Order (MCO) is now at 97%, not the full percentage that the government wants to achieve to break the chain of Covid-19 infections.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 302020 @ 08:00

Covid-19: Nationwide disinfection exercise to begin today

In addition to the movement control order (MCO), the government’s serious and continuous efforts in breaking the Covid-19 chain of infection including the nationwide disinfection exercise should be commended.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 302020 @ 08:00

MCO: Sabah rural development ministry to channel special aid to B40 group

The Sabah Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has been tasked with coordinating the distribution of special aid allowances to the poor and hardcore poor as well as the B40 or lower-income group in the state under the Covid-19 Stimulus Package.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 302020 @ 08:00

Covid-19: Selangor provides free accommodation for frontliners

The Selangor state government has provided free accommodation in the form of 287 hotel rooms for frontliners fighting the Covid-19 outbreak in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 302020 @ 07:00

Ismail Sabri: Food aid ruling to protect NGOs

The directive for NGOs to channel their food donations to the Welfare Department is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 302020 @ 07:00

Register with LHDN for cash incentive, says Finance Ministry

Those who are eligible for financial assistance under the new economic stimulus package must register with the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN), says the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 292020

3,000 personnel to deliver food to villages

The State Government has assigned machineries involving 3,000 personnel to deliver food supplies to villages in all the districts throughout Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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March 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 20:00

Health Ministry wants more volunteers

All medical practitioners in Malaysia are encouraged to sign up as volunteers to assist the Health Ministry in its battle against Covid-19.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 15:00

Minister asks donors to list out contributions to prevent overlaps in fight against Covid-19

Malaysians donating directly to ministries and government agencies should provide a manifest of their contributions so authorities can more effectively distribute supplies and avoid overlaps, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. |Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 14:00

Channel aid via Welfare Department, Ismail Sabri tells NGOs

The authorities have directed non-government organisations (NGOs) to channel aid via the Welfare Department (JKM) to reduce the risk of transmission.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 11:00

Sarawak to enlist service of military to send food supplies to rural areas

The Sarawak government will use the service of the military and several government agencies to send food supplies to remote areas in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 10:00

Three types of drugs can be used for treatment of Covid-19 patients: Health DG

The drugs Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and a combination of Lopinavir-Ritonavirwhich, which are all available in Malaysia for treating other ailments can be used for the treatment of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 10:00

Groups ask Putrajaya to let them keep helping the needy, advise against central aid distribution

Over 120 groups are jointly urging the government to reconsider its move to stop them from sending food to households at risk during the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >Malaymail

 

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

Compliance at 97% as 614 held for defying MCO

More than 400 people have been arrested recently for not adhering to the movement control order (MCO), bringing the total number of those detained to 614, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

‘Don’t give out food during MCO period’

 The Penang government has urged non-governmental organisations and Good Samaritans not to give out food directly to the public during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 292020

Land and Survey Dept confirms 30 pct discount on 2020 land rent

The Land and Survey Department has confirmed that any land rent payable for this year will have a 30 per cent discount.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 292020

Fatimah: Special aid committee to distribute food during extended MCO

A State Special Food Aid Committee (SSFAC) has been formed to help needy families and those with low or no income during the extended movement control order.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

March 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 19:00

Education Ministry to reschedule major exams in Malaysia following MCO extension

Some 1,000 homeless people in the capital will be placed at three National Service Training Programme (PLKN) camps during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 19:00

MCO: JKM offices to be turned into food collection centres

Social Welfare Department (JKM) district offices will be turned into food collection centres for items donated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Edu Ministry introduces guidelines on online teaching, learning platforms

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has rescheduled centralised and other major examinations following the extension of the movement control order until April 14.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Covid-19: Education Ministry FAQs for MCO period

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Education Ministry (MOE) during the movement control order (MCO) period. It touches upon the ministry’s Digital Learning platform.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 12:00

FT minister: Various agencies join hands to disinfect Covid-19 hotspots in KL to contain outbreak

The Federal Territories Ministry will lead a multi-agency effort to disinfect Covid-19 hotspots in the city in order to contain the outbreak.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Telcos: Postpaid, prepaid customers to get 1GB of free high-speed internet during MCO

All postpaid and prepaid customers will receive 1GB of free high-speed internet per day as part of RM1bil worth of initiatives from telecommunication companies to help customers remain connected during the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Edu Ministry introduces guidelines on online teaching, learning platforms

The Education Ministry has provided guidelines detailing the roles and responsibilities of administrators, teachers, parents and students to ensure the smooth delivery of teaching and learning throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 10:00

Singapore entry: Additional measures for long-term pass holders

In view of the heightened risk of importation of Covid-19 cases, Singapore will implement additional precautionary measures for all Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders who are entering or returning to the republic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 09:00

Covid-19: Insurance policy holders can undergo screenings in private hospitals

Malaysians with insurance and takaful (syariah compliant) policies can now go for the Covid-19 screening test at any of the country’s private medical facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 09:00

Penang traders can check RM500 eligibility next month

A total 14,012 licensed hawkers and petty traders in Penang can check their eligibility for the one-off RM500 aid on April 1 and April 6.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Covid-19: Kepong, Klang now red zones, Lembah Pantai and Hulu Langat top two districts nationwide

Kepong and Klang are now officially red zones or Covid-19 hotspots with more than 40 cases each, and Lembah Pantai continues to record the highest number of Covid-19 patients while Hulu Langat has overtaken Petaling Jaya in terms of Covid-19 case numbers, the latest data released yesterday showed.|Read more >Malaymail

 

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

Dos and don’ts of work and travel during MCO

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) for activities under the jurisdiction of the Home Ministry during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|TheStar

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March 27, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Mar 272020 @ 23:00

Finance minister: Prihatin package is a short-term stimulus, not Budget 2020

While the new People-Centric Economic Stimulus package (Prihatin) appears to have its detractors, finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz has reminded them that it’s a short-term solution to a problem that no one has any idea how to fix.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 272020 @ 22:00

Dr Wee: LPJ, PAK to give six-month rental exemption to complement economic stimulus package

The Transport Ministry has announced additional initiatives to help alleviate the adverse economic effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 272020 @ 20:00

BNM: Covid-19 affected Insurance & Takaful participants can defer premium/contribution payments

Life insurers and family takaful operators will allow Covid-19 affected policyholders and takaful participants the option to defer the regular premium or contribution payments due under life insurance policies and family takaful certificates for three months without affecting the policy coverage, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 272020 @ 18:00

Polytechnic, community college final exams will not be held: Ministry

The Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) has decided that final examinations or assessments for diploma or professional certificate programmes, at polytechnic and community colleges for the December 2019 session, will not be held.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Work-related FAQs during the MCO

Below are some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the Human Resources Ministry in connection to the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 272020

RM500 for patients, family members

The State Government has taken yet another step to ease the burden of Sabahans who are affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 23:00

Socso launches programme to assist workers who have lost jobs

The Human Resources Ministry, through its agency, the Social Security Organisation (Socso), has launched the Employment Retention Programme (ERP) to assist workers who have lost their jobs.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 23:00

Penang rickshaw peddlers to receive three-month aid payout

The Penang government will issue full payments for April to June to rickshaw peddlers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak next month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 22:00

Are you living in one of these 39 districts with zero Covid-19 cases? Check out this new map

Malaysia’s total number of Covid-19 cases shot past 2,000 today and the viral outbreak has spread throughout the country, but a new map shown by the health director-general today shows that there are actually 39 districts with zero cases.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 22:00

Govt to enforce Enhanced MCO on two areas in Johor

The government has decided to enforce an Enhanced Movement Control Order on two locations in Johor.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Smartphone app to track contacts of Covid-19 patients

The government will launch a smartphone application that will be able track the contacts of Covid-19 patients in a bid to tackle the outbreak.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Govt provides RM21b assistance for Malaysians amid Covid-19, more to come

For almost any country in the world, winning the war against Covid-19 is now the agenda of utmost importance. Hence strong support, especially from the government, is crucial to strengthen the entire ‘defence’ system.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Food supply heading to students on campus during MCO

Students in higher learning institutions who are experiencing shortage of food supplies during the Movement Control Order (MCO) can rest assured that the problem will be resolved as Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia (PFBM) will help them.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Negri MB: Ramadan bazaars not allowed in the state this year

The Negri Sembilan government has decided not to allow any Ramadan bazaars in the state this year, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Govt to distribute face masks to over 8.6 million households: Ismail Sabri

The government will soon be distributing face masks to 8.63 million households nationwide, Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 17:00

Negri announces various aid measures for those affected by Covid-19

Negri Sembilan will provide cash aid amounting to almost RM14mil to those affected by Covid-19, covering vocations ranging from hawkers to healthcare workers and even those who tested positive for the disease.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 16:00

24-hour Talian Kasih hotline to help deal with mental turmoil during MCO

Those struggling with emotional breakdowns due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) can call the Talian Kasih helpline to seek help and emotional support.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 16:00

MCO to be tightened further, new procedures to be announced Saturday

The government will no longer tolerate those who disregard the directives of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 15:00

Release funds for all MPs to help Covid-19 fight, Putrajaya told

 Julau Member of Parliament Larry Sng today appealed to the federal government to release the RM500,000 allocation for Opposition lawmakers so they can help those affected by the movement control order.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 11:00

Deferment of six-month PTPTN loan repayment automatic for those without arrears

The government's move to extend the deferment of PTPTN loans by six months will automatically extend the repayment period for all borrowers by the same length.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 07:00

Malaysians: Deferral helpful but comes with a cost

The government’s decision to allow the deferment of loan repayments to cushion the economic fallout on account of the Covid-19 pandemic drew mixed reactions from Malaysians.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020

30% power bill cut, free water for three months among 15 measures

The National Security Council (NSC) has released a list of non-essential services allowed to be open or operated within certain limits during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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March 25, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 21:00

OYO, SPEEDHOME offer rooms to medical personnel

OYO Malaysia has come forward to offer healthcare personnel treating Covid-19 cases free rooms at its partner hotels within a 5km radius of Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Shah Alam and Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 19:00

JHEV to pay out RM5.3m to MAF veterans: Ismail Sabri

The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) will be channeling funds from its collection including matching grant exceeding RM5.3 million to 74 veterans associations.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 19:00

Penang govt allocates RM75m to disbursed as aid

The Penang government will allocate up to RM75 million under an initiative to rejuvenate the economy that has been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 17:00

Minister: RM63.6m aid for Federal Territories, including RM84,000 for feeding the homeless amid shutdown

The Cabinet today approved an aid package under the new “Wilayah Cakna” initiative worth RM63.6 million to help out small businesses, Covid-19 frontliners and patients, and residents in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan to help them cope amid the government’s movement control order.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 252020 @ 19:00

DAP rep urges PM to release allocations to help constituents

An elected representative from DAP is pleading with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to release annual allocations meant for assemblymen to assist their constituents during the Covid-19 crisis.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 252020 @ 13:00

UPUOnline application for SPM holders extended to April 7

The UPUOnline application for university entrance has been extended to April 7, in light of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 11:00

Interest rates will continue to accrue on deferred loan payments, Bank Negara reminds borrowers

Individuals and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that do not wish or need to avail of the flexibilities of loan and financing repayments can continue with their current repayment structures, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 252020 @ 14:00

MCO extended until April 14

The movement control order (MCO), imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, will be extended until April 14, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special address today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 10:00

PM says loan moratoriums, credit restructuring worth RM100b

The government’s move to freeze loan repayments for six months due to the coronavirus disease will provide relief worth RM100 billion to Malaysians, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 252020 @ 08:00

No need to renew expired driving license: Wee Ka Siong

Effective today, drivers whose licences have expired are allowed to drive during the remainder of the Movement Control Order (MCO) without renewing their driving licence.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 252020 @ 07:00

‘Focus on protecting jobs, households’

The second round of economic package to cushion the impact of Covid-19 should have a slight change of strategy from “stimulating” the economy to “protecting” the productive potential as both the health and economic crises worsen, says Khazanah Research Institute (KRI).|Read more >|TheStar

March 24, 2020

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 242020 @ 23:00

MIER calls on Putrajaya to set aside RM95b to cushion Covid-19 economic impact

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has proposed that the government set aside an extraordinary crisis budget of RM95 billion to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 20:00

Renewal of expiring road tax and driving licence exempted during MCO period

Vehicle owners whose road tax or driving licence expires from today can breathe easy as the Transport Ministry has exempted their renewal until the movement control order (MCO) is lifted.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 242020 @ 18:00

Welfare Dept monthly aid recipients to get cash 15 days early this month

Some 500,000 recipients of the Welfare Department's monthly assistance will get their aid early, starting Wednesday (March 25).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 242020 @ 12:00

Jakim launches Covid-19 fund to help Malaysia’s Muslims in need

The Malaysian Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) has launched a fund to help Muslim communities affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 10:00

Transport minister: Receipts can pass for road tax, licence during MCO

Malaysians may present proof of payment in lieu of the road tax stickers and driving licences they may be unable to collect during the movement control order (MCO), Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 242020 @ 11:00

Disaster response network to coordinate GLC and GLIC Covid-19 aid

The Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) and Government-Linked Investment Companies’ (GLICs) Disaster Response Network, together with various partners, is working and coordinating these companies’ support in assisting the Health Ministry to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 10:00

Transport minister: Receipts can pass for road tax, licence during MCO

Malaysians may present proof of payment in lieu of the road tax stickers and driving licences they may be unable to collect during the movement control order (MCO), Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 08:00

KTMB to suspend interstate, intercity services

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be suspending its interstate and intercity train services, beginning Wednesday until the end of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 22:00

Opposition reps in Selangor excluded from special allocations

Opposition assemblymen in Selangor will be excluded from receiving the RM30,000 special allocation each that was announced in the state economic stimulus package last week.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 22:00

RM3.58m special funds to help people affected by MCO, says Pahang MB

The Pahang state government today announced a special allocation of RM3.58 million for 17,935 people in the state following the imposition of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >Malaymail

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March 30, 2020

Perak MB announces additional aid

The state government today announced incentives for the Orang Asli community, as well as the unsung heroes comprising cleaners, rubbish collectors and grass-cutters, to help cushion the Covid-19 economic impact.|Read more >|NST

Wong Chen says Opposition MPs now getting RM100k from PM for community, intends to use during Covid-19 period

The federal government has agreed to allocate RM100,000 to each Opposition MP to spend on the community in their areas, PKR’s Subang MP Wong Chen said today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

MCO: Sabah rural development ministry to channel special aid to B40 group

The Sabah Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has been tasked with coordinating the distribution of special aid allowances to the poor and hardcore poor as well as the B40 or lower-income group in the state under the Covid-19 Stimulus Package.|Read more >|SunDaily

Covid-19: Selangor provides free accommodation for frontliners

The Selangor state government has provided free accommodation in the form of 287 hotel rooms for frontliners fighting the Covid-19 outbreak in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 302020 @ 07:00

Ismail Sabri: Food aid ruling to protect NGOs

The directive for NGOs to channel their food donations to the Welfare Department is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

Register with LHDN for cash incentive, says Finance Ministry

Those who are eligible for financial assistance under the new economic stimulus package must register with the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN), says the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

3,000 personnel to deliver food to villages

The State Government has assigned machineries involving 3,000 personnel to deliver food supplies to villages in all the districts throughout Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 29, 2020

Land and Survey Dept confirms 30 pct discount on 2020 land rent

The Land and Survey Department has confirmed that any land rent payable for this year will have a 30 per cent discount.|Read more >| BorneoPost

Fatimah: Special aid committee to distribute food during extended MCO

A State Special Food Aid Committee (SSFAC) has been formed to help needy families and those with low or no income during the extended movement control order.|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 28, 2020

MCO: JKM offices to be turned into food collection centres

Social Welfare Department (JKM) district offices will be turned into food collection centres for items donated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

Telcos: Postpaid, prepaid customers to get 1GB of free high-speed internet during MCO

All postpaid and prepaid customers will receive 1GB of free high-speed internet per day as part of RM1bil worth of initiatives from telecommunication companies to help customers remain connected during the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

Covid-19: Insurance policy holders can undergo screenings in private hospitals

Malaysians with insurance and takaful (syariah compliant) policies can now go for the Covid-19 screening test at any of the country’s private medical facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

Penang traders can check RM500 eligibility next month

A total 14,012 licensed hawkers and petty traders in Penang can check their eligibility for the one-off RM500 aid on April 1 and April 6.|Read more >|SunDaily

March 27, 2020

Dr Wee: LPJ, PAK to give six-month rental exemption to complement economic stimulus package

The Transport Ministry has announced additional initiatives to help alleviate the adverse economic effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

 

BNM: Covid-19 affected Insurance & Takaful participants can defer premium/contribution payments

Life insurers and family takaful operators will allow Covid-19 affected policyholders and takaful participants the option to defer the regular premium or contribution payments due under life insurance policies and family takaful certificates for three months without affecting the policy coverage, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).|Read more >|SunDaily

RM500 for patients, family members

The State Government has taken yet another step to ease the burden of Sabahans who are affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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Muhyiddin says will study calls to bring back GST

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pledged today to consider calls to reinstate the unpopular Goods and Services Tax (GST), promising to review all tax systems as part of the new government’s effort to rein in living costs.|Read more >Malaymail

 

‘Sarawak to proceed with building centralised primary schools’

Sarawak will continue to pursue the construction of centralised primary schools in the state under the new federal government.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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Dep Women and Family Minister slammed for emphasising syariah-compliant attire for flight attendants

Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff has received flak from politicians and Malaysians for an apparent preoccupation with a shariah-compliant attire policy for female flight attendants.|Read more >|TheStar

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