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April 30, 2021

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 30 2021 @ 14:00

Govt postpones toll rate increase for three major highways - Fadillah Yusof

The government has agreed to postpone the increase in toll rates for three major highways, which was supposed to take effect on Jan 1 this year, said Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 30 2021 @ 13:00

MCMC to extend free daily 1GB data to July 31

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the decision was agreed upon by the five major telecommunications service providers Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U-Mobile and Telekom Malaysia (TM).|Read more >NST

April 22, 2021

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 22 2021 @ 07:00

Government amends National Trust Fund Act

The government has approved amendments to the National Trust Fund (KWAN) Act 1988 (Act 339), which allows funds from KWAN to be used for the procurement of vaccines and any expenditure incurred in relation to the vaccines.|Read more >|SunDaily

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April 12, 2021

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 12 2021 @ 14:00

#SayaDigital to improve digital literacy, help generate income - PM Muhyiddin

The #SayaDigital programme which was launched today is expected to play an important role in helping people and small businesses still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 12 2021 @ 07:00

Social Welfare Dept’s restructuring to improve aid provision: Muhyiddin

PM moots several measures including bill recognising role of welfare workers|Read more >|SunDaily

April 11, 2021

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 11 2021 @ 16:00

Housing Development Act to be amended to address abandoned projects

The Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1996 (Act 118) will be amended to help house buyers buyers of abandoned housing projects, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 11 2021 @ 15:00

NCIA to revive Commonwealth Youth City in Tanjung Malim

The state government will cooperate with the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) to continue developing the first Commonwealth Youth City in Tanjung Malim.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Apr 11 2021 @ 15:00

Yes, there’s a plot to topple Zahid, but it won’t succeed: Ku Li

Pressuring a person with experience and position is unlikely to be accepted, says party veteran|Read more >TheVibes

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April 10, 2021

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 10 2021 @ 23:00

Digital Mersing: KPLB’s community digitisation initiative

Digital Mersing, which started on March 1, is an initiative of the Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) to help upgrade the community in the district towards digitalisation, especially in cashless transactions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 10 2021 @ 22:00

Govt to launch e-wages system, keep tight-fisted employers in check

The Human Resources Ministry will launch an e-wages system in the near future to ensure that all workers in the country, including foreign workers, are paid their salaries and wages as promised by employers.|Read more >TheVibes

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April 06, 2021

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Apr 06 2021 @ 19:00

Newly launched HPC Placement Centre to provide over 50,000 jobs

The newly-launched Human Resources Development Fund Placement Centre (HPC) aims to provide more than 50,000 jobs for Malaysians this year to address unemployment challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >NST

April 05, 2021

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Apr 05 2021 @ 13:00

ECRL's Section C alignment to revert to original version

The Transport Ministry has decided to revert the alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Section C to its original Northern Alignment proposed in 2016 and 2017.|Read more >NST

April 04, 2021

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Apr 04 2021 @ 20:00

PKR to demand RM10m compensation from Xavier

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will be submitting a letter of demand for RM10 million to Kuala Langat MP Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar for leaving the party last month.|Read more >Malaymail

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April 04, 2021

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Apr 04 2021 @ 20:00

A million trees to be planted in FTs this year

A million trees will be planted in the Federal Territories (FT) of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan in phases, beginning this year until 2025, under the Malaysia Greening Programme themed Green Region, Sustainable Region. |Read more >NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Apr 04 2021 @ 15:00

RM15 mln fine proposed for scheduled waste pollution - Tuan Ibrahim

A fine of up to RM15 million is being proposed for those found guilty of committing scheduled waste pollution.|Read more >|SunDaily

April 03, 2021

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Apr 03 2021 @ 18:00

PN developing major coalition of political parties - Saifuddin

Perikatan Nasional (PN), under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, is developing a big coalition of political parties that will unite the people fairly, justly, inclusively and harmoniously in a new political mould. |Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Projects: MRT3 | Apr 03 2021 @ 16:00

Transport minister: Construction of MRT3 project to continue

The construction of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT3) project, which was suspended by the previous government, will begin in the second half of this year.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Apr 03 2021 @ 15:00

MIC will support Muhyiddin, Bersatu pending decision by BN Supreme Council - Vigneswaran

MIC will support the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and work with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) pending the Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council’s decision on the matter, said MIC president Tan Sri S.A Vigneswaran|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Apr 03 2021 @ 10:00

RM1,000 grant for Penang SMEs to go online kicks off today

Application must be approved by trade organisation Samenta, vetted by Digital Penang|Read more >TheVibes

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April 02, 2021

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 02 2021 @ 17:00

Register autistic, OKU children with JKM for early intervention assistance — Rina

Parents and guardians of children with autism and disabilities (OKU) have been urged to register their children with the Social Welfare Department (JKM) so that early intervention assistance can be channelled to help the development of these children.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Apr 02 2021 @ 17:00

Narrow-minded people must be left behind, says Hadi as PAS rejects divisive relations

Party president says agendas to save political personalities must be shunned|Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Apr 02 2021 @ 00:00

KL residents urged to channel ideas towards DBKL’S Budget 2022 proposal

City dwellers are invited to channel ideas and suggestions for the preparation of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Budget 2022 to ensure it meets the needs of the capital’s residents.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Apr 01 2021 @ 00:00

Zahid says Umno still keen on Muafakat after PAS chooses Bersatu for GE15

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said his party will defend the Muafakat Nasional (MN) charter it signed with PAS even after the Islamist party announced its plans to stick with Bersatu in the next general election.|Read more >Malaymail

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The Covid-19 Government Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) Assistance Package

(announced on January 18, 2021) > Find out more

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The Covid-19 Government Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) Assistance Package

(announced on January 18, 2021) > Find out more

MCO 2.0: PERMAI Special Aid Assistance Package

  • PERMAI package provides relief for transport industry players |Read more >SunDaily

  • i-Sinar RM1,000 interim payment from Jan 26 |Read more >NST

  • Act protecting B40, enterprises from contractual obligations extended to March |Read more >NST

  • PM announces improved wage subsidy programme, SIP Prihatin extension |Read more >Malaymail

MCO 2.0: Federal Government Assistance

  • Construction of 12,000 Caring Residency units to launch on Feb 22|Read more >TheVibes

  • e-LATiH provides unlimited free training courses to benefit Malaysians-HRDF|Read more >|SunDaily

  • FT Ministry expands MY5 programme with aim of eradicating urban poverty|Read more >SunDaily

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  • PTPK continues to extend deferment of loan repayment|Read more >SunDaily

  • Education Ministry: Additional airtime for TV Pendidikan beginning tomorrow, bringing total daily airtime to 11 hours|Read more >| Malaymail

MCO 2.0: State Government Assistance

  • Perak launches 'Tuisyen Cikgu Saarani'|Read more >| NST

  • Negri Sembilan traders get two-month rental exemption|Read more >TheVibes

  • MARii launches online platform for jobseekers |Read more >SunDaily

  • Covid-19: Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang extended for another six months, says Abang Johari|Read more >| Malaymail

  • Penang details one-off targeted financial assistance|Read more >| NST

  • Penang offers loan to help those in arts and culture industry affected by pandemic|Read more >| Malaymail

  • Selangor allocates RM100k for each assemblyman, RM50k for MPs to assist Covid-19 fight|Read more >| Malaymail

  • MCO 2.0: Penang approves RM20 million financial package|Read more >| NST

  • Sarawak govt gives RM30 mil to help pay its students’ PTPTN loans|Read more >| TheVibes

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Retail Fuel Prices: Week April 22 - Apr 28 2021

Petrol RON 95      RM2.05 per litre (+RM0.00

Diesel                   RM2.15 per litre (+RM0.00

Petrol RON 97      RM2.58 per litre  (+RM0.04)

 

Weekly average Oil prices and the USD/MYR rates

Approximate Average for Week May 07 - May 15, 2020

Oil Price in MYR    RM131 per barrel ( -%

USD/MYR               RM4.33 (+%) 

Brent Oil Futures   USD30.30 per barrel ( -%

Source: investing.com

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Govt assistance | Prihatin BPN 2.0.

additional assistance under the RM10 billion PRIHATIN Supplementary Initiative Package (KITA PRIHATIN)

Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) 2.0 

  • allocate RM7bil in cash aid under Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) 2.0

    • RM1,000 each for 3.7 million families in the B40 category 

    • RM500 each for 3.8 million singles in the B40 group 

    • RM600 each for 1.4 million M40 families

    • RM300 each for 1.7 million singles in the M40 group

  • The payments would be made in two batches – one at the end of October this year and another in January next year.

  • The B40 families will receive RM700 each in October and RM300 each in January.

  • no need to apply for the BPN 2.0. The government will channel aid directly to the 10.6 million recipients who have been approved previously.

  • Those who are eligible but never received the BPN, the government will give a chance to appeal and make new applications.

Wage Subsidy Scheme WSP 2.0 

  • the second scheme would be open for companies that were registered with Socso before Aug 31

  • for companies who are experiencing revenue reduction of up to 30% compared to last year 

  • for new applications that have never received assistance under the Wage Subsidy Scheme programme, they will be eligible for subsidies for up to six months

  • wage subsidy of RM600 monthly will be given to a maximum of 200 employees each for three months

  • the applications are open from Oct 1 until Dec 31

Special Prihatin Grant (GKP) 2.0 

  • to help micro businesses that were facing financial difficulties because of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • to ensure more of these micro businesses benefited from the GKP, the government agreed to reopen applications from Oct 1 to 31

  • it would be open to business owners registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), or with local authorities before Aug 31, with payments to be made from Nov 25

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