Building A New Malaysia | 

ANM in the News Archive Aug 01 - 10,  2020

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

August 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 10 2020 @ 19:00

Zulkefli: RUU355 amendments will hopefully take place before I die

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkefli Mohamad said the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (RUU355) will hopefully be realised "before he dies".|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

Tun M’s new party may face a tough time differentiating itself from Umno’s ideologies: Analyst

A newly formed political party – known as Bebas for now – is just one more Malay-Muslim centric party in a very crowded field.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

New Bill to replace IPCMC Bill to be tabled on Aug 26, says Hamzah

The Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat on Aug 26, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

Special council to be set up on implementation of MA63

A special council, instead of a parliamentary select committee, will be set up to deal with the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

Takiyuddin claims minutes show Dr M, Guan Eng ‘interfered’ in 1MDB-linked tycoon’s case

Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan claimed today there were documents to prove alleged political interference by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former finance minister Lim Guan Eng in a case involving a tycoon linked to the 1MDB scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Aug 10 2020 @ 16:00

MACC, Bukit Aman to investigate allegations of authorities protecting illegal premises

he Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate allegations that the authorities concerned are protecting illegal premises, illegal gambling and selling of smuggled cigarettes around Sungai Buloh near here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 10 2020 @ 10:00

Guan Eng claims trial to graft involving RM3.3m in Penang undersea tunnel projectThe Ministry of Human Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng today claimed trial to a graft charge involving RM3.3 million over the multi-billion ringgit undersea tunnel project at the Sessions Court here today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 10 2020 @ 10:00

Gerakan to DAP: Stop the hypocrisy, Guan Eng is no pauper

DAP was today told to stop portraying its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as a victim and a pauper who is unable to pay his bail.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | UEC | Aug 10 2020 @ 07:00

UEC panel to submit final report this month

The task force on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will be submitting its final report on the recognition of the examination to the Education Ministry this month.Its chairman Eddin Khoo told Sin Chew Daily that the report had been completed but it was not submitted earlier due to the movement control order.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 10 2020 @ 07:00

Bersatu supreme council member quits

A third Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member has announced his exit from the party to join the new Malay-based party of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

August 09, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 09 2020 @ 10:00

Johor appoints 25 special committee chairmen for state legislative assembly

 The Johor state government has appointed 25 special coordinating committee chairmen for the state legislative assembly to ensure all policies and programmes drawn up will comprehensively reach the people.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 09 2020 @ 18:00

Over 40,000 fishermen can now enjoy Socso benefits

A total of 42,000 fishermen including those who are working independently in the fisheries sector, would be allowed to make contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) under the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 09 2020 @ 15:00

Pandan Job Fair offers 500 job opportunities

The 2020 Pandan Job Fair is being held today and about 500 jobs in various sectors are up for grabs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 09 2020 @ 15:00

Govt ready to assist SMEs in resuming business activities

The government is ready to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including micro entrepreneurs in restarting their business activities to ensure that the country is on track to achieve its economic recovery target next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Ego trip or game changer? Analysts point to tough road ahead for Dr Mahathir’s new party

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new party could struggle to stand out in a crowded field, with some political analysts even suggesting it is no more than a vehicle for the former prime minister’s ego and personal ambitions.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Application for cross-border travel between Singapore, Malaysia opens Aug 10

Applications for cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore will be open beginning Monday (Aug 10).|Read more >|SunDaily

Malaysia - Singapore Border Crossing Arrangement >

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 09 2020 @ 07:00

‘Only assisting in probe’

No state exco members here are expected to be questioned, detained or face charges over the undersea tunnel and three paired roads projects, which are going on as planned, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.“The exco members, including me, are not under investigation. We were assisting in the investigations.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 09 2020 @ 10:00

Tok Mat challenges Felda to reduce dependence on Putrajaya, realise potential as agricultural leader

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) should begin looking at ways to reduce its dependence on the government and find ways to be a leader in the agriculture and food market, says Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Ego trip or game changer? Analysts point to tough road ahead for Dr Mahathir’s new party

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new party could struggle to stand out in a crowded field, with some political analysts even suggesting it is no more than a vehicle for the former prime minister’s ego and personal ambitions.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Application for cross-border travel between Singapore, Malaysia opens Aug 10

Applications for cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore will be open beginning Monday (Aug 10).|Read more >|SunDaily

Malaysia - Singapore Border Crossing Arrangement >

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 09 2020 @ 07:00

‘Only assisting in probe’

No state exco members here are expected to be questioned, detained or face charges over the undersea tunnel and three paired roads projects, which are going on as planned, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.“The exco members, including me, are not under investigation. We were assisting in the investigations.|Read more >|TheStar

August 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Aug 08 2020 @ 17:00

Shafie: Petronas only oil and gas company in Sabah yet to pay 5% sales tax to state

Petronas is the only oil and gas company out of the nine operating in Sabah that has yet to pay their 5% sales tax to the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 08 2020 @ 17:00

2,000 Orang Asli youths to participate in go TVET Orang Asli programme

The Ministry of Human Resources is targeting 2,000 Orang Asli youths nationwide to participate in the “Go Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Orang Asli” programme by 2021.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 08 2020 @ 17:00

Politicians react to Dr M's new party: 'It is his right'

Pas is confident that the establishment of a new party by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not undermine the position and strength of Muafakat Nasional (MN) as well as Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 08 2020 @ 16:00

Special portal to be set up to help Malaysians who lost jobs abroad

The Ministry of Human Resources will set up a special portal specifically for Malaysians who lost their jobs abroad due to Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

August 07, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 07 2020 @ 20:00

Dr Mahathir wants new party to be decisive force in GE15

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed hope for his new “independent” Malay party to be “kingmaker” in the next general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal | Aug 07 2020 @ 19:00

Guan Eng’s wife to be charged under anti-money laundering law on Tuesday

Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s wife, Betty Chew, who was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) earlier today to assist investigations into a case of her involvement with a private company, will be charged at the Butterworth Sessions Court on Aug 11.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Aug 07 2020 @ 12:00

Ex-AG Thomas denies mooted US$1.75b 1MDB settlement with Goldman Sachs

Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today denied proposing the Malaysian government settle its 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) claim on Goldman Sachs out of court for US$1.75 billion (RM7.34 billion) as asserted by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 07 2020 @ 12:00

Sources: Dr Mahathir to announce new party today (Aug 7)

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) is expected to announce he is forming a new political party this evening (Aug 7), sources have said.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 07 2020 @ 11:00

Court junks Dr Mahathir’s suit against Bersatu termination

Senior Minister The High Court has accepted Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s application to dismiss the lawsuit of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four others over the revocation of their party memberships.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Conflict between current, former Minister causes heated debate in Parliament

A total of 26 ministries completed winding up the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong during Parliament sitting this week, with several important decisions also announced.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Minister says yet to get UEC report from task force that no longer exists

The Unified Education Certificate Task Force (PPDUEC) never submitted any report, draft or final, to the Education Ministry, Mohd Radzi Jidin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Guan Eng charged with soliciting bribe

Former Finance Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was charged today with soliciting a bribe from the company awarded the contract to undertake the controversial RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

MACC seeks law to make asset declaration compulsory for MPs

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is seeking a law to make it compulsory for Members of Parliament to declare their assets, according to MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention), Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

MPIC to ease condition in employer change application - Mohd Khairuddin

The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) through the Malaysian Palm Oil Board is collaborating with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to develop the latest machinery and technology for the oil palm plantation sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Education Ministry insists not extending 1BestariNet contract

Senior Minister Mohd Radzi Jidin said the Education Ministry did not plan to extend YTL Communications’ contract for the 1BestariNet virtual learning platform.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 07 2020 @ 07:00

Guan Eng Trial Live Updates: Lim pleads not guilty, bail set at RM1mil

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng has pleaded not guilty to a bribery charge related to the RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | The Third Vote | Aug 07 2020 @ 07:00

No-go for local council polls

The Perikatan Nasional government is not in favour of holding local council elections, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Three initiatives to prepare design industry for 4IR

Efforts to prepare the industrial transformation in Malaysia for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are continuing with three new initiatives that focus on the development of the design industry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

20 years no increase, Zuraida tells Dewan Rakyat of cash-strapped councils

Assessment rates of local councils have not been reviewed for almost 20 years, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

August 05, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 05 2020 @ 16:00

More council homes to cater for lower income group in Kuala Lumpur

Suitable sites for council homes in the capital city will be identified to address the urgent housing needs for those in the lower income group.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Foreign Workers policy | Aug 05 2020 @ 12:00

Special committee formed for accurate stats on foreign workers, says HR Minister

A special committee has been set up to determine the exact numbers of registered foreign workers in the country, says Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 05 2020 @ 11:00

Finally, NSC explains where you must wear a mask in public

The National Security Council (NSC) has released a list of locations where the use of face masks is mandatory in public, five days after the ruling came into effect.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 05 2020 @ 09:00

KPKT drawing up Residential Tenancy Act to control house prices - Zuraida

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government is drawing up the policy for the Residential Tenancies Act to control the price of houses in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Aug 04 2020 @ 21:00

Govt to study UNHCR's presence in Malaysia, says Home Minister

Putrajaya will study the presence of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 04 2020 @ 19:00

PTPTN loan repayment deferred until December: Noraini

Those who had borrowed from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to continue their education will have their loan moratorium extended to December, Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (pix) told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 04 2020 @ 15:00

Don't want to pay quarantine charges? Then no hotels but public training institutes for returnees instead

Individuals returning to Malaysia who refuse to sign a letter of undertaking to pay quarantine charges will be sent to public training institutes instead of hotels for their 14-day mandatory quarantine.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 04 2020 @ 15:00

Overseas students from B40 group among those exempt from quarantine fees

Priority for exemption of fees for staying at quarantine stations (QS) is being given to returned overseas students whose parents belong to the Bottom 40 (B40) group, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Special Functions) Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof said, today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Law | Aug 04 2020 @ 13:00

Special law to deal with contempt of court cases being studied - Takiyuddin

The government is studying the need to formulate a special law to deal with the rising number of contempt of court cases in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: 12MP | Aug 04 2020 @ 12:00

Postponement of 12MP tabling due to change in gov't

Postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan's (12MP) tabling in Parliament is due largely to the recent change in the federal administration, as the new government needs time to review the policy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 04 2020 @ 12:00

Govt to table amendment to Insolvency Act

The government will be tabling an amendment to the Insolvency Act 1967 in this Dewan Rakyat sitting, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Aug 04 2020 @ 10:00

AG says not stopping London challenge against IPIC but acknowledges bilateral negotiations

Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun denied today that the Malaysian government was ceasing its lawsuit to undo a previous settlement with International Petroleum Investment Corporation (IPIC) in London, UK.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 03, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment | Aug 03 2020 @ 20:00

RM10 billion expected under 12MP to improve nation's water supply network

Some RM10 billion would be set aside under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) to improve the nation's water supply network, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 03 2020 @ 19:00

Transport Ministry says govt finalising ECRL alignment

The government is in the midst of finalising the alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 03 2020 @ 19:00

Noor Hisham: Non-compliance of Home Surveillance Order led to widespread Covid-19 infections

The non-compliance of the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) has led to a widespread transmission of Covid-19 infections, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

August 03, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment | Aug 03 2020 @ 19:00

Tabling of Transboundary Haze Act shelved

The tabling of the Transboundary Haze Act which was mooted by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has been shelved, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 03 2020 @ 19:00

Transport Ministry: All expansion, construction of new airports frozen pending study

All proposals for new airport and expansions will be under review until assessment is completed by 2023, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 03 2020 @ 19:00

School session to start on Jan 20, 2021: Radzi Jidin

The school opening date for the first term of the 2021 session nationwide is set for Wednesday, Jan 20.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Aug 03 2020 @ 13:00

MACC rush to stop London law firm from releasing US$340m in suspected 1MDB funds but may already be too late

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has urgently launched a lawsuit in London, UK to prevent a law firm there from disbursing US$340 million (RM1.44 billion) allegedly belonging to 1MDB.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Judiciary | Aug 03 2020 @ 12:00

Umno lawyer Hafarizam discharged in RM15mil money laundering case

Umno lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun was today temporarily freed from money laundering offences he faced – only to be charged again at the lower court.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM | Aug 03 2020 @ 12:00

Borrowers can get help from AKPK or financial planners

Restructuring loans can be a daunting task, but it is achievable with planning and reliable help, says a financial expert.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 02, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 02 2020 @ 20:00

After Umno snubs Perikatan Nasional, PAS says will continue to back Muhyiddin’s PN govt

PAS will continue to support the Perikatan Nasional federal government under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Sabah Election | Aug 02 2020 @ 10:00

The reluctant hero: A candid conversation with Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

FOR Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the very idea that people have the innate curiosity to learn about the person behind the remarkable persona, whose familiar face is streamed into the homes of ordinary Malaysians day after day, seems incomprehensible.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 02 2020 @ 07:00

Most comply, want clearer guidelines

he first day of the mandatory wearing of face masks in public areas saw most Malaysians adhering to the ruling to avoid getting penalised.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 01, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 01 2020 @ 20:00

Malaysia and Singapore publish procedures relating to RGL and PCA schemes

Malaysia and Singapore today published the requirements, health protocols, and application process relating to the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) schemes.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Sabah Election | Aug 01 2020 @ 16:00

Sabah Bersatu to contest 45 seats

Sabah's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is expecting to field candidates in 45 state constituencies for the upcoming state by-election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Sabah Election | Aug 01 2020 @ 14:00

73 seats up for grabs in Sabah polls: EC

A total of 73 seats will be contested in the coming Sabah state election, up from 60 previously, the Election Commission (EC) said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 01 2020 @ 10:00

Hadi: Pas to continue working with Perikatan

Pas will continue the inter-party cooperation in Perikatan Nasional (PN), which forms the federal government as well as governments in several states.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 01 2020 @ 10:00

What is Zahid's game plan?

Timing is important in politics. Failure to act at the most opportune time can lead to others grabbing the opportunity.|Read more >|NST

Contacts

Location: Malaysia

aNewMalaysia101@gmail.com

If you have any positive ideas or comments to share or help us improve our work, we would love to hear from you.

01/ Government Programmes|

Cost of Living Reliefs

02/ Government Programmes|

Basic Essentials

03/ Government Programmes|

Safety Nets

  • Retirement & Savings

  • Employment

Follow the Journey of the New Malaysia

ANM in the News > 
Building A New Malaysia >

Malaysia in Transition​
ANM News Archive >

The New Propositions >

The New Government >

Things that Matter to all Malaysians

Living in the New Malaysia

Malaysian Government Assistance Programmes >

Quicklinks to get Government Help >

Fuel Prices >

The Malaysian Ringgit >

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).

Disclaimer

Mybenefitsnews is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this website

  • White Facebook Icon