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ANM in the News Archive April 21 - 30,  2020

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April 30, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 302020 @ 19:00

EPF announces fee reductions for EPF members investment scheme

Eligible Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members investing under Members Investment Scheme (EPF MIS) will be entitled to a reduction of upfront fees charged by Fund Management Institutions (FMIs), starting May 1, 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 302020 @ 19:00

MCO offenders not recorded in criminal register: IGP

The names of those found guilty of violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) would not be recorded in the criminal register.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 302020 @ 17:00

Reopening of SMEs, guided by SOP, to be announced soon

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will soon be allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 302020 @ 17:00

Banks to explain six-month loan moratorium to hire purchase customers

The Association of Banks in Malaysia (AMB) and its member banks will be notifying their respective hire purchase customers on the procedures for the six-month loan moratorium announced by Bank Negara Malaysia Thursday (April 30).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR Apr 302020 @ 17:00

Pakatan insists on full Parliament meeting, says crucial to discuss easing curbs on businesses under MCO

The Pakatan Harapan presidential council pressed the government today for a two-week meeting of Parliament starting May 18 to examine economic and public welfare matters under the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 302020 @ 09:00

SMEs will get to operate soon, says Ismail Sabri

Small enterprises including small and medium industries (SMEs) will be allowed to operate soon, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 302020 @ 09:00

Only police approval for small construction work - Fadillah

Small scale construction work, including plumbing, electrical and air-conditioner repairs, do not require approval from the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) during the Movement Control Order.|Read more >|NST

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

Bantuan Prihatin Nasional Phase 2 payout to begin May 4

Bantuan Prihatin Nasional Phase 2 payout to begin May 4.|Read more >|TheStar

April 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 292020 @ 23:00

Govt subsidises 30pc of salary payments for SMEs, reports Apec SME Forum rep

The government has subsidised about 30 per cent of salary payments for small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to avoid retrenchment and reduce the number of people retrenched.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 17:00

When will schools reopen? Health D-G says may take two to four weeks after businesses return

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today it will recommend for the social and educational sectors to be reopened between two to four weeks after the economic sector is allowed to re-open fully.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 17:00

S'wak to decide on which economic activities to reopen in green zone

Sarawak is studying which economic activities can be allowed to reopen in areas categorised as Covid-19 green zones, says Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 16:00

JPJ counters to be opened for commercial vehicles

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has opened its counters, specifically for matters involving commercial vehicles starting Wednesday (April 29).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 15:00

Govt will consider allowing childcare centres to operate

The government may consider permitting childcare centres to open during the movement control order (MCO), as more business sectors are now being allowed to operate.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 292020 @ 14:00

Businesses hit by downturn get another line of credit

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been given yet another lifeline to help tide them over the current lean period.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 14:00

MCO: Two from same household may now go out to buy daily essentials together

Amendments have been made to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 Gazette to allow an individual to be accompanied by a family member from the same household when out to purchase essential items.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 14:00

One can now travel beyond 10km for food, groceries and medical needs under MCO Phase 4

Those going out to buy food, daily essentials and seeking medical attention can now travel beyond the 10km radius limit throughout Phase Four of the movement control order, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

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April 29, 2020

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

Contact tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

Several countries fighting the coronavirus outbreak are using – or debating – phone apps that trace a person's movements and who they come into contact with, allowing authorities to keep track of infections and alert people in case of contagion risk.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PN Apr 292020 @ 10:00

Muhyiddin will find himself in a tight spot when Parliament convenes on May 18, with Bersatu MPs sitting across one another

As if the Covid-19 crisis has not posed enough problems for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the prime minister now finds himself in a further political dilemma.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

MCO enters phase four

The Movement Control Order has now entered its fourth phase, with the country now in the stage of recovery from the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|NST

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

Furniture manufacturers, retailers told to prepare for export opportunities

Malaysian furniture industry players should prepare themselves for opportunities to export various types of furniture to the United States (US), post-Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 292020 @ 07:00

Dos and don’ts for employers and expatriates during MCO

Malaysia Expatriate Talent Service Centre (MYXpats Centre) deals with employers and expatriates in processing and issuing all employment pass and related passes.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCA Apr 292020 @ 07:00

Five appointed to helm ports for two years

The Port Klang Authority (PKA) has appointed Datuk Chong Sin Woon as its new chairman for a two-year period, effective April 18.|Read more >|TheStar

April 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 282020 @ 23:00

Transport minister: Ports to allow import, export activities by authorised companies starting tomorrow

Port operators nationwide have been instructed to allow all import and export activities by companies which have been authorised to operate during the movement control order (MCO) by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 282020 @ 23:00

'No time limit for firms allowed to operate during MCO'

Companies producing essential goods that have obtained approval from the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) to operate during Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the Movement Control Order (MCO) can fully operate without time limit.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 282020 @ 19:00

SOP ready for economic sector to resume operations

The Health Ministry has completed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all economic sectors to resume operations if the government decides to relax the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 282020 @ 18:00

Phase 2 of BPN payout to begin May 4: Tengku Zafrul

The second phase of the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) payout will begin on May 4.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO Apr 282020 @ 17:00

Azmin Ali: Govt allows approved economic sectors to resume full operations tomorrow

The government has allowed companies under the economic sectors which have been permitted to operate during the movement control order (MCO) to resume full operations starting tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 282020 @ 16:00

MRT Corp waives three months' rent for retailers at its SBK Line stations

The Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) is waiving three months' rental for retailers operating at stations along the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line effective April 1.|Read more >|NST

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April 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 282020 @ 15:00

EMCO: FT minister says setting up special fund to pay for foreigners’ food supply

Only 6,000 locals compared to 16,000 foreigners live in the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) areas around north of Kuala Lumpur’s City Centre and Selayang wholesale market, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 282020 @ 11:00

Helping farmers cope with MCO

Chiong Yoke Kong comes from a long line of farmers so it is only natural that the sector is close to his heart.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 282020

SEDC waives rents of units at all its properties

Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is currently waiving the rental fees of units at the Kubah Ria Complex here and other commercial properties under its management across Sarawak in view of the current Covid-19 situation, and also the impact of the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 27, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 272020 @ 21:00

Transport Ministry: Get permission from police before making interstate travel

People using public transport for inter-state travel are advised to apply for permission or a travel permit from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Apr 272020 @ 19:00

Penang to review ceiling prices of affordable housing

Penang is looking to reduce the prices of affordable housing following the impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO), brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic on the property market, here.|Read more >|NST

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April 26, 2020

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

Apad to resume operations on Wednesday

The Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) will resume operations beginning Wednesday April 29, from 8.30am until 1pm.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Covid-19: Application to return to city from kampung is open until May 1

The registration for online application via Gerak Malaysia to those who wish to return to the city from their hometowns is open until May 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 262020 @ 12:00

All Penang markets to go cashless by mid-year

The Penang government plans to implement cashless transaction systems at all public markets in the state by the middle of the year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 262020 @ 11:00

Police explains how Malaysians can use ‘Gerak Malaysia’ app for May 1-3 interstate travel during MCO

The ‘Gerak Malaysia’ app will help facilitate Malaysians who are seeking police permits to travel across state borders to return to their homes or to return to their workplaces, with such travel to be allowed in stages involving different states during a three-day period from May 1 to May 3, the police explained.|Read more >|Malaymail

April 25, 2020

New Malaysia | PKR Apr 252020 @ 12100

Afif Bahardin confirms receiving PKR suspension letter

Former PKR deputy youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin (pic) has been suspended from the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 252020 @ 21:00

FT minister: All hawkers not allowed to operate at residential areas throughout Ramadan

All traders and hawkers are not allowed to conduct their businesses in any residential area during the movement control order (MCO) throughout Ramadan, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Socso: Unemployment below 6,000 a month, still manageable range

The Social Security Organisation (Socso), through Employment Insurance System (EIS) has found that the number of workers losing their jobs is still within the manageable range of below 6,000 employees a month.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Puspakom to begin partial operations April 29

The Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom) will begin partial operations on April 29 for scheduled inspections of certain categories of commercial vehicles as well as its Premier Mobile Inspection service.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 252020 @ 16:00

Pahang public markets to open until 2pm: MB

The Pahang government will allow public markets in the state to operate until 2pm with immediate effect, compared to 12 noon as stipulated after the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 252020 @ 16:00

Socso urges wider EIS coverage as jobs insurance claims rise

There is a need to review existing laws to widen the scope of coverage of the Employment Insurance System (EIS) to protect the most vulnerable segments of society, says the Social Security Organisation (Socso).|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Takiyuddin: Govt to stick to one-day Parliament meeting on May 18

The government will stick to its decision to convene the Dewan Rakyat for a single day on May 18, says Parliamentary and Law Minister Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 252020 @ 09:00

Perak wants industries to boost state’s economy allowed to operate during MCO

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu wants the federal government to consider allowing industrial sectors that could contribute to the state’s economic development to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO), which is being enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

April 24, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 242020 @ 23:00

MCO: Inter-state travel permits applicable via ‘Gerak Malaysia’ from tomorrow

People wishing to make inter-state travels for purposes allowed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) must apply through the ‘Gerak Malaysia’ application starting tomorrow (April 26).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 242020 @ 21:00

Selangor launches ‘e-bazaar raya’ to help SMEs, micro entrepreneurs

The Selangor government today launched E-Bazaar Raya Selangor to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro traders as their income has been affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 242020 @ 16:00

Ismail Sabri: NSC to announce SOP on MCO relaxation in green zones

The National Security Council (NSC) is in the midst of preparing standard operating procedures (SOP) on the extent of “relaxation” in states which have been declared as green zones, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 242020 @ 15:00

University students stranded on campuses can go home

The government will allow university students stranded on campuses nationwide to return to their hometowns, following the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to May 12.|Read more >|NST

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

MEF: 2 million Malaysians may lose jobs

Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan believes the Covid-19 pandemic will cost more than two million people in Malaysia their jobs.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

JPJ counters for licence renewal to open April 29

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will open its counters for licence renewal of public, commercial goods and tourist transport vehicles.|Read more >|TheStar

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April 23, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 23, 2020 @ 23:00

Perak govt to provide pre-dawn meals to Covid-19 frontliners on duty, says MB

The Perak government will provide pre-dawn meals to frontliners on duty this Ramadan.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 23, 2020 @ 23:00

Govt studying methods to revive economy in stages: Muhyiddin

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin said that the government is currently studying methods to revive the country’s economy in stages.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 21:00

PM: Students in campus, those stuck in hometown to be allowed conditional return home

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced today a “slight relaxation” for those stuck elsewhere to return home during the movement control order (MCO), including students in campus and workers who are trapped in their hometown.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 21:00

MCO Phase 4 from April 29 to May 12

The Movement Control Order (MCO), currently in its third phase, has been extended by another two weeks until May 12.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 23, 2020 @ 21:00

‘Dapur It’am’ to replace iftar gatherings: Zulkifli

Dapur It’am (It’am Kitchen), a concept of cooking in mosques before distributing the food to specific groups, will be practised in the Federal Territories to replace iftar (breaking of fast) gatherings as part of efforts to curb Covid-19 and to abide with Movement Control Order (MCO) directives.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 19:00

Health D-G: Travel restrictions to remain even after MCO lifted to protect border control

Travel restrictions imposed on Malaysians may continue to remain in effect even after the movement control order (MCO) enforced nationwide is eventually lifted, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 16:00

Penang electrical and electronic shops, laundrettes get nod to open tomorrow

Penang has decided to allow electrical and electronic shops, along with full-service laundry shops in the state to reopen from tomorrow onwards, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 16:00

Ismail Sabri: No balik kampung for Ramadan as Covid-19 still a serious concern

People will not be allowed to return to their hometowns during Ramadan, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob reiterated after some confusion over his announcement yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 23, 2020 @ 15:00

EPF launches e-CAP to assist SMEs impacted by Covid-19

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has launched the Employer Covid-19 Assistance Programme (e-CAP) to support small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) affected by the pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 15:00

Senior minister: Longer operation hours for wet markets, public transport during Ramadan

Wet markets and public transport will be allowed to operate longer hours during the holy month of Ramadan, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 15:00

Ismail Sabri: Elected reps can meet constituents during MCO … with conditions

Members of Parliament (MPs) and state assemblymen are allowed to go down to their respective constituencies to extend assistance during the movement control order (MCO) but with conditions, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 23, 2020 @ 15:00

MCO: No change in SOP during Ramadan, eateries to remain closed for sahur

The standard operating procedures (SOP), including the operating hours for eateries, will remain largely the same during Ramadan, under the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 23, 2020 @ 14:00

M’sia pineapple board helps Johor farmers market 160 tonnes pineapple since MCO

The Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (LPNM) has helped to market 160 tonnes of pineapples produced by affected farmers in Johor since the Movement Control Act (MCO), its director-general Ruhaida Mashhor said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 12:00

Covid-19 crisis forces Penang to review PSP, Penang 2030 vision

The Penang government will review the Penang Structure Plan (PSP) 2030 and Penang 2030 vision as it grapples with fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 11:00

KPDNHEP: No Maximum Price Control Scheme for now

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) implements the Maximum Price Control Scheme on essential supplies during festive seasons only if there is a need to do so.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 232020 @ 07:00

Special monthly allowance for more medical staff

Doctors and other medical personnel on duty at the emergency and trauma departments at public health facilities will be entitled to a RM600 special monthly allowance.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 07:00

Prospect of MCO extension looms

The people must prepare to stay home longer with the prospect of phase four of the movement control order (MCO) looming, as the government prepares standard operating procedures (SOPs) to cater for Ramadan, say government sources.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 232020

Contact local authorities, councils if yet to receive free face masks, Dr Sim tells households

Households which have yet to receive their free face masks from the Sarawak government are urged to contact their respective State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) Divisional Office or relevant authorities such as the local councils, said Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 232020 @ 00:00

Immigration halts operations against illegal immigrants

The Department of Immigration has suspended all operations against lawbreakers during the Movement Control Order (MCO) except for important cases and on the directives from the National Security Council (MKN).|Read more >|NST

Covid-19 RM10bil Government Assistance & Aid for SMEs

announced on April 06, 2020

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

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

Wage subsidy programme

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

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

  • RM800  for companies with 76 to 200 pax

  • RM1200 for companies with up to 75 pax

This assistance is for a 3-month period

 

Conditions:

  • only for local employees

  • to retain workers for at least 6 months

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

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

Covid-19 Perkeso wage subsidy programme  >

Prihatin Special SME Grant

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

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

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

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

Micro Credit Schemes

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

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

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

Go to IMSME.com.my portal >

Negotiable Terms of Employment

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

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

Discount on Foreign workers' permit

Discount on foreign workers' permit.

 

Tax deduction for private premise owners to reduce rental

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

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

Auto moratorium for statutory documents submission

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

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

 

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

Covid-19 Government Assistance & Aid 

starting from April 01, 2020

 

Cash-Aid

  • Special allowance of RM600 for health and medical personnel.

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

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

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

Loan & tax Deferments

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

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

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

Discounts & Free Utilities

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

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

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

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April 22, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 23:00

Foreign workers can apply online to renew Temporary Employment Visit Pass

Foreign workers can apply online to renew their Temporary Employment Visit Passes (PLKS) which will expire during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 23:00

MAIWP introduces zakat fitrah online payment

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has introduced an online payment method to facilitate zakat fitrah (tithe) payment during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 22, 2020 @ 22:00

70pc of Covid-19 fund distributed by Social Welfare Dept, says minister

Seventy per cent of the Covid-19 Fund has been distributed by the Social Welfare Department (JKM) while the remaining is set aside for the efforts to fight against the pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

JAIS’ PSRA, PPTQ, Sijil KAFA exams cancelled

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government has decided to cancel examinations set by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 22, 2020 @ 22:00

Kedah extends due date for land tax payments

The Kedah government has agreed to extend the due date for payment of land tax in the state to lighten the burden faced by taxpayers who have been affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO) which was imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

IRB resumes operations on April 23, but only for some services

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) says it will resume operations on Thursday (April 23) but for limited services.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 19:00

Don't 'balik kampung' this Ramadan - Dr Noor Hisham

The Health Ministry today cautioned Malaysians against “balik kampung” (returning to their hometowns) during the month of Ramadan for fear it could spark new Covid-19 clusters.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 22, 2020 @ 18:00

Pahang announces fourth phase MCO aid

The Pahang government today announced the fourth phase assistance to those affected by Movement Control Order (MCO) including army veterans, retired policemen and fishermen, involving six initiatives worth RM614,750.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 16:00

Negri folks only allowed to break fast at home

Muslims in Negri Sembilan are not allowed to break fast outside their homes during Ramadan, says state secretary Datuk Dr Razali Ab Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Post-MCO Apr 222020 @ 16:00

Post-MCO: Immigration Dept to introduce new SOPs for entry of foreigners

The Immigration Department plans to come up with several new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for entry of foreigners after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ends, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 15:00

‘Balik kampung’ before MCO? Here’s what you need to do before returning to urban areas, says Ismail Sabri

People who returned to their hometowns before the movement control order (MCO) came into effect on March 18 and now want to travel back to urban areas should register online before doing so, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 14:00

Perlis extends suspension of activities at mosques, surau to May 31

The Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) today announced the suspension of the Friday prayers, Tarawih prayers and other activities at mosques and surau statewide has been extended to May 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 10:00

Judiciary conducts livestream of case hearing tomorrow

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order enforced by the government, the Malaysian Judiciary body has conducted hearing specific cases online.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 222020 @ 07:00

Certain things are not possible this Ramadan

Every year during the fasting month Firoza Burhan would go to the Ramadan bazaar near her home in Taman Tun Dr Ismail to buy her mother her favourite delicacies.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 212020

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

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 212020 @ 23:00

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

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 212020 @ 20:00

Dr Noor Hisham: Six criteria must be met before MCO is lifted

There are six criteria that must be met before the government can decide to lift the Movement Control Order (MCO), Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 212020 @ 20:00

205 fake news clarified by Quick Response Team since its inception

The Quick Response Team (PRP), which monitors suspicious news and allegations, has clarified 205 fake news since its inception on March 24.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 212020 @ 15:00

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

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 212020 @ 07:00

Government mulls deferring Hari Raya holidays

Malaysia will look into the possibility of deferring its public holidays for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, which is what Indonesia has done in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 212020

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

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 23:00

Transport Ministry releases guidelines for p-hailing services

The Transport Ministry today released guidelines for food, drinks and parcel delivery services using motorcycles, or p-hailing (parcel-hailing), for the duration of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 18:00

Civil servants have to make loan repayments during MCO

The Public Sector Home Financing Board (LPPSA) loan repayment for civil servants resumes since they still receive salaries during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 15:00

Make district office main collection, distribution centre for food aid

A main collection centre should be put in place to minimise movement of volunteers and ensure equal distribution of food assistance to the people during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 14:00

MCO: MAIPS introduces online zakat payment

The Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) has set up various online platforms to facilitate Muslims in the state pay tithes during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 14:00

ASNB unit holders can withdraw investments via myASNB portal

Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) has announced an online withdrawal facility for selected unit trust funds under its management through the myASNB portal, allowing unit holders to withdraw their investments from any of their ASNB unit trust accounts except for ASN Sara 2 and ASN Equity 5.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 10:00

List of panel health clinics, hospitals to screen workers for Covid-19 will be released soon, says Socso

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will soon release a list of clinics and hospitals that provide mass Covid-19 screening for workers in the third phase of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 09:00

MCO Phase 3: What’s new, challenges faced, and what lies ahead

The Movement Control Order (MCO) – now in Phase 3 – was extended a second time until April 28 after it was determined that the country’s Covid-19 infection curve was nowhere near flattening.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 07:00

Group calls for centralised database as Covid-19 relief still beyond reach to many Orang Asli families

For many Orang Asli families deep in the interiors, help amid the Covid-19 pandemic remains elusive.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020 @ 07:00

KL wholesale market to re-open tomorrow

The Kuala Lumpur wholesale market in Batu Caves, which recently saw Covid-19 cases among several traders and their workers, will re-open tomorrow after being ordered to close for two days.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 202020 @ 07:00

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

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 202020

Council calls upon hawkers, petty traders to apply for trading permits via website

Unlicensed hawkers, petty traders and eatery food stall operators here can now download the permit application forms via Sibu Municipal Council (SMC)’s website www.smc.gov.my, to qualify for the special grants under state government’s Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package 2.0.|Read more >| BorneoPost

April 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 192020 @ 21:00

Hotline to direct complaints straight to FT Minister

The Federal Territories Ministry today launched a hotline for residents to channel their inquiries and complaints to the ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Apr 192020 @ 17:00

S’gor launches ‘Ops Sumber Air’ to prevent river basin pollution

The ‘Ops Sumber Air’ currently being carried out by Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) and other relevant agencies would focus on the Sungai Selangor, Sungai Langat and Sungai Semenyih basins.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 192020 @ 16:00

90 days after MCO to register deaths, births

The Home Ministry has extended the registration of births and deaths during the Movement Control Order (MCO) for up to 90 days after the restriction ends.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 192020 @ 16:00

ATMs to operate from 8am to 8pm during MCO

The government has restricted the operating time of 24-hour automated teller machine (ATM) vestibules in order to further strengthen the Movement Control Order (MCO) enforcement.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Apr 192020 @ 15:00

Senior Minister: MPs allowed to work but must strictly follow movement control order SOPs

All members of parliament (MPs) are allowed to continue to work during the movement control order (MCO) as long as they adhere to the rules and regulations in place, senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 192020 @ 08:00

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 Malaysia | Facts & Stats Apr 192020 @ 07:00

Food reserve plans in the pipeline

A Cabinet Committee on Food Security chaired by the Prime Minister will be set up soon to formulate the National Food Security Policy, says Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts & Stats Apr 192020 @ 07:00

Beefing up food security

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on Malaysia’s immediate and long term plan for food security.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts & Stats Apr 192020 @ 07:00

It’s time to consider a new economic model

Fatality figures from the Covid-19 pandemic are increasing every day around the globe.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Apr 192020

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

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