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ANM in the News Archive April 01 - 10,  2020

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April 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020 @ 23:00

Homeless in KL to be offered jobs after MCO, says minister

About 800 homeless people currently housed at several temporary shelters here will be offered jobs once the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020

Four measures to help SMEs under Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package 2.0

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today announced the state government’s a second financial aid package, the Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package 2.0, with focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) including, hawkers and petty traders.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020

CM unveils RM1.1 bln aid package for SMEs, hawkers in Sarawak

The Sarawak government has announced a second aid package known as Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS 2.0) valued at RM1.1 billion to ease the financial burden of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Micro Enterprises as well as hawkers and petty traders.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020 @ 20:00

MCO: Companies Commission raises debt threshold of companies

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has announced new measures to ease the burden of businesses, including raising the threshold of indebtedness of companies.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 102020 @ 17:00

No bazaars, no tarawih, no ‘balik kampung’: PM reminds Muslims as MCO extends to Ramadan

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today the nation’s majority Malay-Muslims should forego the thought of celebrating the fasting month of Ramadan, as social distancing measures are likely to stay at least for the next few months.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 102020 @ 16:00

MCO extended until April 28, PM announces

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the movement control order (MCO) will be extended for another two weeks, from April 15 to April 28 to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Covid-19 Apr 102020 @ 15:00

MySejahtera app disseminates Covid-19 information

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today shared the Malaysian-developed MySejahtera application which will be used by the government in managing the Covid-19 outbreak nationwide.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020 @ 07:00

Minister says 61 Controlled Fresh Markets record total sale of over RM11m

The 61 Controlled Fresh Market (PST) locations established nationwide, as of yesterday, have recorded a total sale of more than RM11 million.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020 @ 07:00

Electricity bill discounts for six months beginning April 1

Several measures were announced under the government’s economic stimulus package for discounts on Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) electricity bills covering several sectors and all households in Peninsular Malaysia for six months beginning April 1.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 102020 @ 07:00

Construction sites deemed critical can operate

Selected construction sites are allowed to continue operating as stopping these works may cause soil erosion, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|TheStar

April 09, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 092020 @ 23:00

Moneylenders, pawnbrokers agree to 3-month moratorium: Zuraida

The Licensed Money Lenders Association or the Credit Community, as well as the pawnbrokers association have agreed to a three-month moratorium to ease the burden on borrowers, according to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Utilities Apr 092020 @ 20:00

Air Selangor: Get your water bill via Whatsapp

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) customers can now choose to receive their water bills through WhatsApp.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 092020 @ 20:00

BPN eligibility based on BSH database, 2018 income tax data

The Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) cash handout is based on the recipients’ income levels as per the Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB) 2018 tax assessment records.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Covid-19 Apr 092020 @ 16:00

MCO compounds must be settled within 2 weeks

Those who are compounded for defying the Movement Control Order (MCO) must settle the fine within two weeks.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 092020 @ 12:00

Insurance associations pledge RM8 million to Covid-19 test fund

Insurance policy holders most at risk of Covid-19 infection and have undergone tests at Health Ministry certified labs are entitled to a RM300 reimbursement per person.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 092020 @ 12:00

Selangor govt to waive RM562,358 in April rental fees for 2,632 PPR units

The Selangor state government will be waiving RM562,358 in rental fees for the month of April for 2,632 units under its people’s housing project (PPR).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Covid-19 Apr 092020 @ 11:00

Pets found positive for Covid-19 must be quarantined

Pets owned by private individuals which have been confirmed positive for Covid-19 must be isolated and quarantined for 14 days for monitoring purposes.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 092020

Agrobank provides two schemes to B40, SME entrepreneurs

Agrobank welcomes the Sarawak Government’s additional RM20 million Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SMCS) under the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance Package.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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April 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 22:00

Second food aid basket to Orang Asli to start on April 10

The second phase of the Food Basket Aid to 55,000 heads of households in the Orang Asli community involves an allocation of RM6 million will start on April 10, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Abd Latiff Ahmad.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 20:00

Bankrupt individuals receiving BPN not required to report to Insolvency Dept

Bankrupt individuals who are eligible to receive Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) are not required to report it to the Department of Insolvency (Mdl).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 15:00

Minister: Govt in process of distributing 24.2 million face masks to Malaysians

Putrajaya is currently in the process of distributing free face masks to Malaysians nationwide, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 082020 @ 14:00

3 ministries to cooperate, expand services during MCO

A special meeting involving three ministries was held in Putrajaya yesterday to uphold the government’s commitment to leave no one behind as the Covid-19 crisis extends.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 13:00

RTM's TV Okey brings classes home

The educational television programme Kelas@Rumah is being aired daily on the free-to-view TV Okey, one of the channels operated by Radio Televisyen Malayia (RTM).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 12:00

Employers can apply for wage subsidy programme online starting April 9

Employers who want to apply for the wage subsidy scheme targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can send in their applications to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) starting Thursday (April 9).|Read more >|TheStar

Covid-19 Perkeso wage subsidy programme  >

List of employers approved will also be displayed on the Socso website eiscentre.perkeso.gov.my

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 082020 @ 08:00

MCO extension: Will be known in 72 hours

In about 72 hours, the public will know whether the Movement Control Order (MCO), enforced since March 18, will be further extended or not to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

April 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 15:00

HR Ministry: Wage subsidy available to all firms with workers paid below RM4,000 monthly

All companies with workers paid RM4,000 a month or less are eligible for the government’s wage subsidy scheme, according to the Human Resources Ministry.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 072020 @ 15:00

Pets don't spread Covid-19, says Vet Dept

Pets cannot spread Covid-19 to humans, the Veterinary Services Department clarified today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 17:00

Farmers with problems marketing vegetables told to call Fama operations centres

Farmers who have problems marketing their fresh produce such as vegetables are advised to contact the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) operations centres.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 17:00

MOH offering free medicine by mail service till June

Patients with chronic conditions are being encouraged to take advantage of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) value added services (VAS) for receiving medication during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 072020 @ 15:00

Senior minister says new SOP on MCO this Thursday

The government will decide on a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic later this week.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 15:00

Penang rolls out special loan scheme for SMEs, SMIs

Less than 24 hours after the federal government announced an additional RM10 billion for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package, the Penang government rolled out its Penang Business Continuity Loan Scheme or ‘Skim Peka PKS’.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 15:00

Private hospitals to provide 511 dialysis slots for non-Covid-19 patients from govt facilities

Selected private hospitals will provide kidney dialysis for non-Covid-19 patients, says the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (APHM).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 14:00

MBPP introduces online food delivery platform, 'Jom Beli Online'

Craving for a bowl of ais kacang or a plate of rice and freshly-cooked bawal served with piping hot curry from Esplanade during the Movement Control Order (MCO)?|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 14:00

CM: Penang micro businesses, SMEs can apply for zero-interest loan from tomorrow

Penang micro businesses and small and medium enterprises (SME) may apply for the Penang Business Continuity Zero Interest Loan from tomorrow, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today.|Read more >Malaymail

April 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 062020 @ 23:00

[Full text] PM's speech on Additional Prihatin SME Economic Stimulus Package

On 27 March 2020, I have announced an Economic Stimulus Package Prihatin Rakyat (PRIHATIN) worth RM250 billion. I know several days ago, Mak Cik Kiah, Pak Mail, Mr. Lee, Mr. Muthu, Mr. Johnny, and many others are checking their eligibility of Bantuan Prihatin Nasional on the LHDN website.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 062020 @ 18:00

Putrajaya takes steps to ensure Prihatin measures reach businesses, Malaysians fully and quickly

The government has established the Laksana unit in the Finance Ministry to ensure all initiatives from the Prihatin stimulus package, including today’s expansion for businesses, are implemented swiftly and efficiently.|Read more >Malaymail

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 >

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 062020 @ 18:00

NSC to decide on operational status of all business premises

The decision on the operational status of businesses, factories and any such premises during the Movement Control Order now comes under the jurisdiction of the National Security Council (NSC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 062020 @ 16:00

Additional RM10bil for SMEs under Prihatin economic stimulus package

The government has allocat ed an additional RM10 billion for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.|Read more >|NST

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

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 062020 @ 12:00

MCO: Perak launches AgroPrihatin to aid struggling farmers

The state government today launched the Perak Agro Prihatin Scheme (AgroPrihatin) to help farmers affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 062020

All food-supply chain contributors to receive aid

The State Government is extending a hand to all who are contributing to the food-supply chain, said Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 052020 @ 23:00

Aid from Musa’adah Fund to be given out in stages to Orang Asli

Donations and assistance to the Orang Asli people who have also been affected by the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection, will be done in stages.|Read more >|SunDaily

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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April 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 042020 @ 20:00

Covid-19 data gathered by Apr 10 will determine MCO status

Whether or not the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended is dependent on the Covid-19 data gathered nationwide by Apr 10.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 042020 @ 19:00

8.3 million households, individuals to receive BPN cash assistance in stages from April 6

The first phase of payments of the ‘Bantuan Prihatin Nasional’ (BPN) one-off cash assistance for 8.3 million households and unmarried individuals will be undertaken in stages from April 6 onwards, according to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 042020 @ 16:00

Efforts underway to help SMEs, says Perak MB

The Perak state government has started efforts to draft economic stimulus packages to help the business community, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 042020 @ 14:00

Prihatin Rakyat financial aid fast-tracked, first payment now set for Monday

The Prihatin Rakyat financial aid disbursement for Malaysians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be made starting this Monday, instead of the original date of the end of April.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 042020 @ 13:00

Covid-19: Police employing special system to monitor individuals under home quarantine, says IGP

The police have employed a special system to monitor individuals under 14 days of home quarantine following their return to the country from overseas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Apr 042020 @ 11:00

Deadline for UPU applications extended to April 17

The Higher Education Ministry has extended the application deadline for admission to tertiary education institutions via the Central University Admission Unit online portal UPUOnline from Apr 7 to April 17 (at 11.59pm).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 042020 @ 09:00

MCO: JKM mobilises personnel nationwide to deliver food

It is difficult to imagine the huge sacrifices of the security forces and frontline personnel in the effort to sever the Covid-19 chain as well as ensuring that the people obey the Movement Control Order (MCO) by staying at home.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 042020 @ 07:00

Stimulus package to encourage employee retention

Here’s more information on the wage subsidy programme as part of several initiatives through the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus package to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

April 03, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 032020 @ 20:00

Covid-19: Community enforcement mulled in move to break transmission chain

The Health Ministry is seriously looking into community enforcement as one of the many measures to break the chain of the Covid-19 transmission in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 032020 @ 18:00

MOH introduces online appointments to encourage social distancing

The Director-General of Health Malaysia Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated in a Facebook post that the Health Ministry (MOH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four online health services companies for their "Online Appointment" and "Webinar for Covid-19" initiatives.|Read more >Malaymail

 

Online Appointment

The four online health services involved 

Queuemed > 

EncoreMed > 

Bookdoc >

Doctoroncall >

New Malaysia | Kg Baru redevelopment Apr 032020 @ 19:00

Annuar: No RM7bil funding for Kg Baru redevelopment

There is no funding to finance Kampung Baru’s mega redevelopment plans as of now, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 032020 @ 18:00

Ministry: 97 controlled fresh market outlets to operate until April 14

A total of 97 Controlled Fresh Market (PST) outlets will operate nationwide in stages until April 14 to ensure the continued supply and distribution of food in the country. |Read more >Malaymail

https://www.agrobazaar.com.my/

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 032020 @ 18:00

Govt to sponsor food, accommodation of stranded graduated Malaysians overseas

The government will cover the cost of the accommodation and food for its sponsored students overseas who have graduated but are unable to leave their host countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 032020 @ 15:00

MCO: MDEC launches 'Hour Of Code' to encourage children to learn coding

In line with aspirations of its #mydigitalmaker movement to encourage youths to be digital creators instead of being just active consumers, Malaysia Digital Economy Corpiration (MDEC) is working with Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) and the Education Ministry (MoE) to encourage students to continue learning how to code during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 032020 @ 18:00

MCO: Five more essential services allowed to operate beginning today

The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Areas) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which comes into force today has listed five essential services which are allowed to operate. |Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 032020 @ 18:00

Those seeking medical treatments can travel beyond 10 km: Health Minister

There is no problem allowing an individual to travel more than 10 km during the Movement Control Order (MCO) if health services such as clinics and hospitals exceed the distance, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 032020 @ 16:00

Govt exempts RM1 inter-bank ATM fees during MCO period

The RM1 automated teller machine (ATM) fee for inter-bank transactions will be exempted to encourage the people to use it during the movement control order (MCO) period, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 032020 @ 08:00

MCO: No more advising from today

Beware! There will be no more soft approach or advice to those who are bent on defying the Movement Control Order (MCO) since the second phase began on Wednesday until April 14.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 032020

@ 07:00

Meeting the requirements for wage subsidy

The following are some pointers on wage subsidy as announced by the government recently.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 032020 @ 07:00

TV-based learning sessions to start next week, says education minister

Now that the movement control order (MCO) has entered its second phase, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will take the approach of introducing television-based learning sessions through Radio Televisyen Malaysia’s new channel, TV Okey, starting next week. |Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 032020

Covid-19: 36,886 Sabahans receive RM300 one-off payment each

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said 36,886 people have received a special one-off COVID-119 aid of RM300 each involving an allocation of RM11,065,800.|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 022020 @ 19:00

MCO extension will depend on Covid-19 cases

The decision to either end or extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) will depend on the performance of Covid-19 cases in the country, Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 022020 @ 17:00

Compulsory quarantine for Malaysians returning home starting tomorrow: Ismail Sabri

Malaysians returning from overseas and any individuals entering the country are required to undergo quarantine starting tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PN Govt Apr 022020 @ 16:00

Tuan Ibrahim: Environment Ministry rebranded as Ministry of Environment and Water

The Ministry of Environment has been rebranded as the Ministry of Environment and Water (MEWA) in line with the government’s decision to allocate the responsibility of water management and environmental sustainability to it.|Read more >Malaymail

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April 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 022020 @ 14:00

State govt funds Penang engineer for production of face shields for healthcare workers

The Penang state government will be allocating RM60,000 to fund homemade face shields, created by a local engineer for healthcare workers.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 022020 @ 12:00

Remand proceedings to be heard at police stations

All remand proceedings throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be heard at police stations instead of courts.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 022020 @ 12:00

Eligibility for stimulus aid to be announced via email or SMS, says IRB

Malaysians will be notified by the Inland Revenue Board via SMS or email regarding their eligibility for financial assistance under the government’s Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) economic stimulus package.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 022020 @ 11:00

Special Cabinet Committee to balance economic priorities and effective MCO enforcement

The government has set up a Special Cabinet Committee to develop strategic measures to safeguard Malaysia’s economy and labour market affected by Covid-19.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 022020 @ 08:00

Covid-19: Selangor government announces RM272m stimulus package

The Selangor government today announced its Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package 2.0 involving an allocation of RM272 million aimed at helping to stem the Covid-19 pandemic and tackle the current and post-pandemic economic challenges.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 022020 @ 08:00

Financial aid for taxi drivers, tour guides starts today

A one-off payment of RM600 each to registered taxi drivers and tour guides will be deposited into their registered account starting today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 022020 @ 07:00

Ministry moots ‘drive-thru Ramadan bazaars’

Could “drive-thru Ramadan bazaars” be part of the new normal following the outbreak of Covid-19?|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 022020

Govt agencies to help with Prihatin applications

Government agencies such as the Information Department will help rural folk with no access to the internet to register for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 022020

Ministry in talk with Fama to set up ‘pasar tani’ across state — Uggah

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development is in talk with Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) to set up ‘pasar tani’ (farmers’ markets).|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 01, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 23:00

MCO: KPWKM provides SOP for NGOs to channel aid

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) has set up a guideline (SOP) to enable non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help distribute donations to those in need during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 23:00

MOH launches programme to reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission at districts

The Ministry of Health (MOH) today launched a programme to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission at districts in an effort to curb the spread of the disease at the community level.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 012020 @ 23:00

Insolvency Dept announces initiatives to ease burden of bankrupts

The Malaysian Insolvency Department (Mdl) has announced several initiatives to ease the burden of bankrupts during the movement control order (MCO) period, including deferring monthly repayments for six months.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 21:00

MCO: 10km-radius limit to travel to buy food, necessities

Travel to buy food and other necessities has been limited to 10km from one’s home.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 012020 @ 22:00

Prihatin: ‘No record’ individuals can make new applications, says IRB

The Malaysian Insolvency Department (Mdl) has announced several initiatives to ease the burden of bankrupts during the movement control order (MCO) period, including deferring monthly repayments for six months.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 012020 @ 20:00

Those declared bankrupt can apply for i-Lestari withdrawal facility

Individuals who received a ‘no record’ result when checking the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) aid via the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) official portal can make new applications online until April 30.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 17:00

Groups can deliver aid to needy under escort from Rela, Civil Defence

Non-governmental groups will be allowed to deliver aid during the movement control order (MCO) but only if escorted by People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Malaysia Civil Defence Force personnel.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 17:00

No Ramadan bazaars in Selangor this year due to Covid-19, says MB

The Human Resources Ministry has listed some 'dos and donts' for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 15:00

Ministry lists employment 'dos and don'ts' during MCO

The Human Resources Ministry has listed some 'dos and donts' for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 012020 @ 16:00

Penang rolls out aid under PEKA

Penang has started rolling out aid as promised under the Penang Aid Package or PEKA Penang, which was unveiled last Wednesday.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 012020 @ 08:00

You can receive benefits from the Prihatin stimulus package today

Beginning today, Malaysians from all walks of life will get to enjoy the various assistance and initiatives under the Economic Stimulus Package announced by the government to ease the economic burden of the people who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 07:00

Covid-19: Second stage of MCO critical period for Malaysians

The second phase of the movement control order (MCO), which begins Wednesday (April 1), is a critical period for Malaysians to determine whether efforts to break the Covid-19 chain of infection are successful or not.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 012020 @ 07:00

MOE answers questions on arrangements made during MCO

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

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 012020

S’wak Micro Credit Scheme opens for application

The Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SKMS) is open for application, beginning today (April 1), announces Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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April 10, 2020

Homeless in KL to be offered jobs after MCO, says minister

About 800 homeless people currently housed at several temporary shelters here will be offered jobs once the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted.|Read more >Malaymail

 

Four measures to help SMEs under Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package 2.0

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today announced the state government’s a second financial aid package, the Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package 2.0, with focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) including, hawkers and petty traders.|Read more >| BorneoPost

CM unveils RM1.1 bln aid package for SMEs, hawkers in Sarawak

The Sarawak government has announced a second aid package known as Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS 2.0) valued at RM1.1 billion to ease the financial burden of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Micro Enterprises as well as hawkers and petty traders.|Read more >| BorneoPost

MCO: Companies Commission raises debt threshold of companies

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has announced new measures to ease the burden of businesses, including raising the threshold of indebtedness of companies.|Read more >|TheStar

Minister says 61 Controlled Fresh Markets record total sale of over RM11m

The 61 Controlled Fresh Market (PST) locations established nationwide, as of yesterday, have recorded a total sale of more than RM11 million.|Read more >Malaymail

Electricity bill discounts for six months beginning April 1

Several measures were announced under the government’s economic stimulus package for discounts on Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) electricity bills covering several sectors and all households in Peninsular Malaysia for six months beginning April 1.|Read more >|TheStar

Construction sites deemed critical can operate

Selected construction sites are allowed to continue operating as stopping these works may cause soil erosion, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|TheStar

April 09, 2020

Moneylenders, pawnbrokers agree to 3-month moratorium: Zuraida

The Licensed Money Lenders Association or the Credit Community, as well as the pawnbrokers association have agreed to a three-month moratorium to ease the burden on borrowers, according to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

BPN eligibility based on BSH database, 2018 income tax data

The Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) cash handout is based on the recipients’ income levels as per the Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB) 2018 tax assessment records.|Read more >|NST

Insurance associations pledge RM8 million to Covid-19 test fund

Insurance policy holders most at risk of Covid-19 infection and have undergone tests at Health Ministry certified labs are entitled to a RM300 reimbursement per person.|Read more >|NST

 

Selangor govt to waive RM562,358 in April rental fees for 2,632 PPR units

The Selangor state government will be waiving RM562,358 in rental fees for the month of April for 2,632 units under its people’s housing project (PPR).|Read more >|TheStar

Agrobank provides two schemes to B40, SME entrepreneurs

Agrobank welcomes the Sarawak Government’s additional RM20 million Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SMCS) under the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance Package.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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April 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 22:00

Second food aid basket to Orang Asli to start on April 10

The second phase of the Food Basket Aid to 55,000 heads of households in the Orang Asli community involves an allocation of RM6 million will start on April 10, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Abd Latiff Ahmad.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 20:00

Bankrupt individuals receiving BPN not required to report to Insolvency Dept

Bankrupt individuals who are eligible to receive Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) are not required to report it to the Department of Insolvency (Mdl).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 13:00

RTM's TV Okey brings classes home

The educational television programme Kelas@Rumah is being aired daily on the free-to-view TV Okey, one of the channels operated by Radio Televisyen Malayia (RTM).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 082020 @ 12:00

Employers can apply for wage subsidy programme online starting April 9

Employers who want to apply for the wage subsidy scheme targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can send in their applications to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) starting Thursday (April 9).|Read more >|TheStar

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List of employers approved will also be displayed on the Socso website eiscentre.perkeso.gov.my

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 072020 @ 15:00

HR Ministry: Wage subsidy available to all firms with workers paid below RM4,000 monthly

All companies with workers paid RM4,000 a month or less are eligible for the government’s wage subsidy scheme, according to the Human Resources Ministry.|Read more >Malaymail

April 07, 2020

Farmers with problems marketing vegetables told to call Fama operations centres

Farmers who have problems marketing their fresh produce such as vegetables are advised to contact the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) operations centres.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

MOH offering free medicine by mail service till June

Patients with chronic conditions are being encouraged to take advantage of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) value added services (VAS) for receiving medication during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

Penang rolls out special loan scheme for SMEs, SMIs

Less than 24 hours after the federal government announced an additional RM10 billion for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package, the Penang government rolled out its Penang Business Continuity Loan Scheme or ‘Skim Peka PKS’.|Read more >|NST

Private hospitals to provide 511 dialysis slots for non-Covid-19 patients from govt facilities

Selected private hospitals will provide kidney dialysis for non-Covid-19 patients, says the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (APHM).|Read more >|TheStar

 

MBPP introduces online food delivery platform, 'Jom Beli Online'

Craving for a bowl of ais kacang or a plate of rice and freshly-cooked bawal served with piping hot curry from Esplanade during the Movement Control Order (MCO)?|Read more >|NST

CM: Penang micro businesses, SMEs can apply for zero-interest loan from tomorrow

Penang micro businesses and small and medium enterprises (SME) may apply for the Penang Business Continuity Zero Interest Loan from tomorrow, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today.|Read more >Malaymail

April 06, 2020

[Full text] PM's speech on Additional Prihatin SME Economic Stimulus Package

On 27 March 2020, I have announced an Economic Stimulus Package Prihatin Rakyat (PRIHATIN) worth RM250 billion. I know several days ago, Mak Cik Kiah, Pak Mail, Mr. Lee, Mr. Muthu, Mr. Johnny, and many others are checking their eligibility of Bantuan Prihatin Nasional on the LHDN website.|Read more >|NST

Putrajaya takes steps to ensure Prihatin measures reach businesses, Malaysians fully and quickly

The government has established the Laksana unit in the Finance Ministry to ensure all initiatives from the Prihatin stimulus package, including today’s expansion for businesses, are implemented swiftly and efficiently.|Read more >Malaymail

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.

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Additional RM10bil for SMEs under Prihatin economic stimulus package

The government has allocat ed an additional RM10 billion for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.|Read more >|NST

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MCO: Perak launches AgroPrihatin to aid struggling farmers

The state government today launched the Perak Agro Prihatin Scheme (AgroPrihatin) to help farmers affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

All food-supply chain contributors to receive aid

The State Government is extending a hand to all who are contributing to the food-supply chain, said Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 052020 @ 23:00

Aid from Musa’adah Fund to be given out in stages to Orang Asli

Donations and assistance to the Orang Asli people who have also been affected by the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection, will be done in stages.|Read more >|SunDaily

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April 04, 2020

8.3 million households, individuals to receive BPN cash assistance in stages from April 6

The first phase of payments of the ‘Bantuan Prihatin Nasional’ (BPN) one-off cash assistance for 8.3 million households and unmarried individuals will be undertaken in stages from April 6 onwards, according to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|SunDaily

Efforts underway to help SMEs, says Perak MB

The Perak state government has started efforts to draft economic stimulus packages to help the business community, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

Prihatin Rakyat financial aid fast-tracked, first payment now set for Monday

The Prihatin Rakyat financial aid disbursement for Malaysians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be made starting this Monday, instead of the original date of the end of April.|Read more >|NST

MCO: JKM mobilises personnel nationwide to deliver food

It is difficult to imagine the huge sacrifices of the security forces and frontline personnel in the effort to sever the Covid-19 chain as well as ensuring that the people obey the Movement Control Order (MCO) by staying at home.|Read more >|SunDaily

Stimulus package to encourage employee retention

Here’s more information on the wage subsidy programme as part of several initiatives through the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus package to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|TheStar

April 03, 2020

MOH introduces online appointments to encourage social distancing

The Director-General of Health Malaysia Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated in a Facebook post that the Health Ministry (MOH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four online health services companies for their "Online Appointment" and "Webinar for Covid-19" initiatives.|Read more >Malaymail

 

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Ministry: 97 controlled fresh market outlets to operate until April 14

A total of 97 Controlled Fresh Market (PST) outlets will operate nationwide in stages until April 14 to ensure the continued supply and distribution of food in the country. |Read more >Malaymail

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Govt to sponsor food, accommodation of stranded graduated Malaysians overseas

The government will cover the cost of the accommodation and food for its sponsored students overseas who have graduated but are unable to leave their host countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.|Read more >|SunDaily

MCO: MDEC launches 'Hour Of Code' to encourage children to learn coding

In line with aspirations of its #mydigitalmaker movement to encourage youths to be digital creators instead of being just active consumers, Malaysia Digital Economy Corpiration (MDEC) is working with Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) and the Education Ministry (MoE) to encourage students to continue learning how to code during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|NST

Govt exempts RM1 inter-bank ATM fees during MCO period

The RM1 automated teller machine (ATM) fee for inter-bank transactions will be exempted to encourage the people to use it during the movement control order (MCO) period, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

Meeting the requirements for wage subsidy

Thee following are some pointers on wage subsidy as announced by the government recently.|Read more >|TheStar

Covid-19: 36,886 Sabahans receive RM300 one-off payment each

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said 36,886 people have received a special one-off COVID-119 aid of RM300 each involving an allocation of RM11,065,800.|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 02, 2020

State govt funds Penang engineer for production of face shields for healthcare workers

The Penang state government will be allocating RM60,000 to fund homemade face shields, created by a local engineer for healthcare workers.|Read more >Malaymail

Eligibility for stimulus aid to be announced via email or SMS, says IRB

Malaysians will be notified by the Inland Revenue Board via SMS or email regarding their eligibility for financial assistance under the government’s Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) economic stimulus package.|Read more >|TheStar

Covid-19: Selangor government announces RM272m stimulus package

The Selangor government today announced its Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package 2.0 involving an allocation of RM272 million aimed at helping to stem the Covid-19 pandemic and tackle the current and post-pandemic economic challenges.|Read more >|SunDaily

Financial aid for taxi drivers, tour guides starts today

A one-off payment of RM600 each to registered taxi drivers and tour guides will be deposited into their registered account starting today.|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt agencies to help with Prihatin applications

Government agencies such as the Information Department will help rural folk with no access to the internet to register for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional.|Read more >| BorneoPost

Ministry in talk with Fama to set up ‘pasar tani’ across state — Uggah

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development is in talk with Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) to set up ‘pasar tani’ (farmers’ markets).|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 01, 2020

Insolvency Dept announces initiatives to ease burden of bankrupts

The Malaysian Insolvency Department (Mdl) has announced several initiatives to ease the burden of bankrupts during the movement control order (MCO) period, including deferring monthly repayments for six months.|Read more >Malaymail

Prihatin: ‘No record’ individuals can make new applications, says IRB

The Malaysian Insolvency Department (Mdl) has announced several initiatives to ease the burden of bankrupts during the movement control order (MCO) period, including deferring monthly repayments for six months.|Read more >Malaymail

 

Those declared bankrupt can apply for i-Lestari withdrawal facility

Individuals who received a ‘no record’ result when checking the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) aid via the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) official portal can make new applications online until April 30.|Read more >|NST

Penang rolls out aid under PEKA

Penang has started rolling out aid as promised under the Penang Aid Package or PEKA Penang, which was unveiled last Wednesday.|Read more >|NST

 

You can receive benefits from the Prihatin stimulus package today

Beginning today, Malaysians from all walks of life will get to enjoy the various assistance and initiatives under the Economic Stimulus Package announced by the government to ease the economic burden of the people who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

S’wak Micro Credit Scheme opens for application

The Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SKMS) is open for application, beginning today (April 1), announces Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.|Read more >| BorneoPost