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August 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Aug 20 2020 @ 22:00

Two main points agreed upon after first round of talks to amend FINAS act - Saifuddin

Two main points were agreed upon following today’s first round of talks to amend the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) Act 1981 (Act 244), said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Save Musang King Alliance | Aug 20 2020 @ 17:00

Pahang’s Musang King durian farmers allege forced into ‘modern slavery’ in legalisation scheme

Farmers of the popular Musang King durian in Pahang today claimed that they were being driven into a situation akin to “modern slavery” through a contract with a joint venture between the Pahang government and royal family.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Aug 20 2020 @ 13:00

Unemployed, OKU encouraged to seek jobs through Socso Penjana Kerjaya Carnival

People with disabilities (OKU) should take advantage of the job search platform organised by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) through Penjana Kerjaya Carnival, to ensure they are not left of the workforce.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Aug 20 2020 @ 12:00

Sarawak SFO reorganised to focus on raising farmers’ living standard

The Sarawak State Farmers’ Organisation (SFO) has been re-organised as a step towards raising the living standard of the farming community in the state, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said today.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Aug 20 2020 @ 12:00

Health Ministry releases new list of Malaysians exempted from paying for Covid-19 quarantine, including B40 group, children of certain age

The Malaysian government has published a new and expanded list of returnees who need not pay for their compulsory quarantine if they meet criteria such as being from the B40 income bracket.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Aug 20 2020 @ 10:00

KPDNHEP, PLUS Malaysia to collaborate on promoting local goods

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) and PLUS Malaysia Berhad will collaborate to promote local products as well as medium micro businesses at selected rest and service (R&R) areas.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 20 2020 @ 07:00

Business transactions with ssm made easy via ezbiz online

In order to address this changing trend in customer behaviour and to remain relevant in the market to their customers, the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has introduced an upgraded version of the EzBiz Portal in a bid to focus on technology adoption and innovation-based solution to assist businesses, entrepreneurs and customers to make performing of business transactions easier.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Sukuk Prihatin | Aug 20 2020 @ 06:00

Sukuk Prihatin: How you can help Malaysia while earning something for yourself

The Malaysian government on Monday launched the Sukuk Prihatin with the target of raising RM500 million to aid the country’s economic recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic, by opening up an opportunity to Malaysian individuals and companies to invest in the Shariah-compliant investment instrument or Islamic bond through the lending of their money to the government for two years.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 19, 2020

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 19 2020 @ 21:00

New bill to replace IPCMC Bill 2019 - Takiyuddin

A new bill will be tabled next Wednesday (Aug 26) to replace the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MoHR | Aug 19 2020 @ 20:00

Independent tracer study reports for training programmes to be implemented by HRDF soon

All training programmes sponsored by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) will soon require a tracer study report conducted by an independent consultant after their completion.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Aug 19 2020 @ 17:00

Staggering 88% of disabled persons not registered

Only about 11.9% of persons with disabilities (OKU) in the country are registered with the government and hold an OKU card.|Read more >|SunDaily

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August 17, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 17 2020 @ 09:00

PAS backs Bersatu entry into Muafakat, says will create ‘Melayu Raya’ caucus

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan expressed his party’s unequivocal support for Bersatu’s membership in the Muafakat Nasional pact.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 16, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 16 2020 @ 14:00

Bersatu’s participation in Muafakat Nasional has been agreed in principle - Annuar

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu ) participation in Muafakat Nasional has been agreed in principle, said Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Fraser's Hill redevelopment | Aug 16 2020 @ 12:00

Developer: Raub council didn't require EIA for resort

The Raub District Council did not require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report to be submitted for the development of the 15-storey Fraser's Hill Resort and Spa, said the developer in the middle of the controversy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 16 2020 @ 08:00

Johor Umno, PAS welcome Bersatu’s entry into Muafakat

PAS and Umno in Johor welcomed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) decision to join the Muafakat Nasional pact.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 15, 2020

New Malaysia Govt: MoF | Aug 15 2020 @ 22:00

Finance Minister launches Budget 2021 microsite for public input

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz launched a portal to obtain public input for Budget 2021 during an official visit to Johor today, in conjunction with the Budget 2021 Consultation Roadshow.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 15 2020 @ 21:00

Cuepacs urges government to meet five demands

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public Service (Cuepacs) has urged the government to quickly expedite five demands which have yet to be implemented to look after the interest and welfare of civil servants.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt | Aug 15 2020 @ 20:00

PM: Government agrees to formation of youth advisory group

The government has agreed to a proposal to form a youth advisory group to ensure the segment's voices and concerns are heard.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 15 2020 @ 18:00

Zahid: Muafakat Nasional committee will decide on Bersatu’s move to join alliance

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he will leave it to the Muafakat Nasional (MN) Committee to decide on the participation of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in the Umno-PAS alliance.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 15 2020 @ 18:00

Bersatu and Muafakat Nasional form stable national political core: Annuar Musa

 Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) agreement to join Muafakat Nasional enables Muafakat Nasional to become a stable national political core based on racial, ideological and religious diversity, according to Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 15 2020 @ 12:00

Muafakat to be finalised soon

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (Bersatu) participation in Muafakat Nasional will be finalised soon, president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Sabah State election | Aug 15 2020 @ 09:00

No plans for postal votes for outstation Sabah voters, says EC

The Election Commission (EC) said it has no plans to introduce postal voting for Sabah voters who are living outstation such as in Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt | Aug 14 2020 @ 21:00

MACC's release of 'Najib audio recordings' done legally, says Takiyuddin

The release of audio clips by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a case linked to former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak was done legally.|Read more >|NST

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August 14, 2020

New Malaysia Govt | Aug 14 2020 @ 21:00

Khairy: Budget 2021 to have increased allocation for welfare assistance, poverty eradication efforts

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government's maiden budget for 2021 would see increased allocation for welfare assistance and poverty eradication efforts.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Aug 14 2020 @ 17:00

Penang's first UTC to begin operations Monday

Penang's first Urban Transformation Centre (UTC), which completed construction last month, will open its doors on Monday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 14 2020 @ 15:00

Pardon’s board gave wrong advice to Agong on full pardon for Anwar, says lawyer

The High Court here was told today that the Pardon’s Board had given wrong advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in granting a full pardon to PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was then jailed for sodomizing his former personal assistant.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 13, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 13 2020 @ 20:00

Dr M on resignation: How many times must this be repeated?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today betrayed a hint of exasperation at being repeatedly questioned over his resignation as the prime minister in late February this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: State | Aug 13 2020 @ 20:00

Penang developers can be fined up to RM250,000 for causing landslides

From Sept 1, developers and consulting engineers who are found not complying with the requirements of the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) in Penang can be given compound notices of up to RM250,000.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 13 2020 @ 19:00

Federal Court: Parliament empowered to enact laws on offences, punishments including death penalty

Parliament has the power to enact legislation on offences and to prescribe punishments for the offences, including the mandatory death penalty, ruled the Federal Court, here, in a majority decision.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

Rehiring foreign workers is allowed, with conditions

Employers are allowed to rehire foreign workers who were retrenched earlier, but Malaysian workers must be given priority to fill job vacancies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

Sept 22 hearing of application to strike out suit by Dr M on Speaker's appointment

The High Court has set Sept 22 to hear an application to strike out a lawsuit filed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other members of parliament (MP) on the appointment of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun and his deputies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

New ceiling for face mask to be enforced from Saturday - Nanta

The new ceiling retail price of RM1 per piece for the three-layer face mask will be enforced from Saturday, Aug 15.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: Religion | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

Govt to study reinstitution of special committee to empower Syariah Court

The government is planning to reinstitute the Special Committee to Empower Syariah Court that seeks to uphold the country’s syariah judiciary holistically.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 13 2020 @ 12:00

Minister: Govt to study proposal on imposing vacancy tax for unsold luxury condos in Klang Valley

The government will study the proposal to impose a vacancy tax on developers to address the number of unsold luxury condominium units in the Klang Valley, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Edmund Santhara Kumar said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Aug 13 2020 @ 11:00

PM Muhyiddin to chair new council aimed at empowering Bumiputeras

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a new council to address Bumiputera socio-economic issues including improving the economy and tackling the unemployment rate.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 12, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 12 2020 @ 20:00

Penang assemblymen who leave PH must vacate seats - Chow

State assemblymen who contested and won the last General Election under Pakatan Harapan (PH) must vacate their seats if they no longer support the PH leadership, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who is also the state PH chairman.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Govt: Religion | Aug 12 2020 @ 19:00

Proposal to tighten social media sharing rules on religion to be refined

The government is ready to refine the proposal to tighten the rules related to social media sharing which leads to views that are contrary to the teachings of Islam, especially by liberals and apostates.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MoHR | Aug 12 2020 @ 18:00

Some employers laying off workers without notifying Labour Dept, says human resources minister

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan today revealed a worrying retrenchment scenario due to the Covid-19 pandemic when some employers terminated workers without informing the Labour Department.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia Govt | Aug 12 2020 @ 17:00

Amendment to Insolvency Act tabled for first reading

The amendment to the Insolvency Act 1967 (Act 360) will see the minimum debt threshold for bankruptcy raised from the current limit of RM50,000 to RM100,000.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Pejuang | Aug 12 2020 @ 17:00

From Umno to Bersatu to 'Pejuang'

It is no secret that former Umno and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is forming a new political party.|Read more >|NST

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August 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Aug 12 2020 @ 15:00

Finance Ministry: Malaysia's actual debt is RM823bil, not RM1.2 trillion

The government will review its current debt and liability exposure of RM1.264 trillion and revenue of RM244.5bil for Budget 2021, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia Govt: State | Aug 12 2020 @ 15:00

Juru foreign worker housing project cancelled, says Chow

A foreign worker housing project in Juru has been cancelled due to strong objections by residents in the area, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoT | Aug 12 2020 @ 14:00

Implementation of CRS in advocacy stage until year ends - Wee Ka Siong

The use of child seat or child restraint system (CRS) in vehicles is still in the advocacy stage until end of the year, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia AUKU | Aug 12 2020 @ 14:00

MPs, students question Higher Education Ministry's refusal to repeal AUKU

Several Members of Parliament and university students today questioned the Higher Education Ministry's decision not to repeal the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 12 2020 @ 13:00

Snap polls would cost govt RM1.2bil due to Covid-19 precautions, says Takiyuddin

It would cost the government about RM1.2bil if a nationwide snap election is called, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia Opposition: DAP | Aug 12 2020 @ 12:00

Perak Opposition chief criticises state government for withholding office, official vehicle

Perak Opposition leader Abdul Aziz Bari called out the state government today for its continued failure to provide him with an official office and vehicle that were entitlements of his formal post.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoF | Aug 12 2020 @ 12:00

Banks have enough capacity to extend moratorium period - Abdul Rahim

Banks in the country are capable of extending the moratorium period from October to December 2020, as they have adequate buffers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia IPCMC | Aug 12 2020 @ 11:00

IPCMC: Remove bill from order paper, Barisan MPs demands

Barisan Nasional members of parliament want the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) bill to be removed from the Parliament's order paper, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz (BN-Padang Rengas) said.|Read more >|NST


August 11, 2020

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 11 2020 @ 22:00

Perikatan MPs call for IPCMC bill to be withdrawn

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 has caught the attention of lawmakers at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today, with several government backbenchers urging the matter to be withdrawn.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 11 2020 @ 19:00

Putrajaya to limit additional allocations to govt ministries to once a year, Dewan Rakyat told

The government says it will try to ensure that additional allocations for each ministry are provided not more than once a year and only in small amounts.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 11 2020 @ 16:00

T’ganu implements programmes to address fishermen poverty

The Terengganu government has placed 51 units of artificial reef made of concrete in state waters involving an allocation of RM1 million from 2018 to 2020, to address poverty problems faced by Zone A coastal fishermen.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt assistance | Aug 11 2020 @ 16:00

Teraju approves RM100m allocation for Dana Kemakmuran Bumiputera

The Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) has approved a RM100 million allocation for the Dana Kemakmuran Bumiputera (DKB) to promote economic growth and new investment by qualified Bumiputera companies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt assistance | Aug 11 2020 @ 16:00

Business premises: PUNB offers 50% discount on Oct-Dec rent

Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) is offering a 50% discount on the rent of its business premises from October to December, 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 11 2020 @ 11:00

Guan Eng, Phang, Betty claim trial to graft, AMLA charges

Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng was charged at the Sessions Court here today with abusing his power to obtain RM372,009.00 for his wife Betty Chew Gek Cheng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 11 2020 @ 09:00

Guan Eng and wife Betty Chew to face graft and money laundering charges

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng, his wife Betty Chew and businesswoman Phang Li Koon are expected to face graft and money laundering charges at the Butterworth Sessions Court here.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 11 2020 @ 07:00

15 picked for MDK firms

The government has appointed 15 politicians as chairmen and board members of Minister of Finance Incorporated (MKD) companies as of July this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

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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


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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



  • 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 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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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.


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Covid-19 Government Assistance & Aid 

starting from April 01, 2020



  • 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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