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MCO 2.0: PERMAI Special Aid Assistance Package

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

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

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

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

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January 20, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 20 2021 @ 14:00

Minister announces moratorium, financing aid for Tekun entrepreneurs hit by floods

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar says members can apply for overlapping financing to restart their business|Read more >| TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 20 2021 @ 12:00

Selangor allocates RM100k for each assemblyman, RM50k for MPs to assist Covid-19 fight

Selangor will provide a special allocation to each assemblyman and MP in the state to allow them to provide basic supplies to residents amid the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >| Malaymail

January 19, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 19 2021 @ 18:00

MCO in whole Malaysia except Sarawak from January 22

Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today that five more states will come under the movement control order (MCO) from January 22, effectively locking down the whole country except Sarawak.|Read more >| Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 19 2021 @ 18:00

Screening of foreign workers: Task force launched to detect errant employers

The Melaka Manpower Department (JTK) today launched the Covid-19 Health Screening Programme Special Task Force (TF-PSKC19) to detect employers who fail to provide health screening for their foreign workers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 19 2021 @ 14:00

Government considers amending Act 355 for LGBT group

The Government is considering amending the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act to enable heavy penalties to be imposed on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) group.|Read more >| NST

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January 18, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 18 2021 @ 17:00

PM Muhyiddin announces PERMAI aid package worth RM15 bln to combat Covid-19

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) has announced the RM15 billion Malaysian Economic and Rakyat’s Protection Assistance Package (PERMAI), comprising 22 initiatives to combat Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 18 2021 @ 17:00

Sarawak govt gives RM30 mil to help pay its students’ PTPTN loans

State also paid for return travel costs for those studying in peninsula, says CM|Read more >| TheVibes

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Jan 18 2021 @ 15:00

Dr Mahathir, Pejuang lawmakers apply to join lawsuit on Agong’s powers to refuse Emergency declaration

Langkawi MP Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other lawmakers from his Pejuang party are now seeking to be part of a constitutional court challenge regarding the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s discretion to refuse to declare an Emergency.|Read more >| Malaymail

January 17, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 17 2021 @ 15:00

MEDAC urges entrepreneurs to take advantage of govt assistance, incentives

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) has urged entrepreneurs to take full advantage of the various assistance, incentives and programmes under the ministry and its agencies to remain competitive in today’s challenging business environment.|Read more >| SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 17 2021 @ 15:00

KPDNHEP denies price of one kg cooking oil pack has skyrocketed

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has refuted claims that the price of the one kilogram (kg) cooking oil packet had skyrocketed in the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. |Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Jan 17 2021 @ 15:00

Umno split into 3 factions: Annuar Musa

Former Barisan Nasional secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the nation's largest Malay-based party has been split into three factions.|Read more >| TheVibes

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January 16, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 16 2021 @ 18:00

Government to form Emergency Management Technical Committee, says PM

The government has agreed to form the Emergency Management Technical Committee to ensure that matters related to the emergency will be managed efficiently, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >| NST

January 15, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 15 2021 @ 18:00

MyBeras to deliver free rice to B40 during MCO: Annuar

The Federal Territories Ministry will launch the MyBeras programme to help the low-income group (B40) in conjunction with Federal Territories Day on February 1.|Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | State of emergency | Jan 15 2021 @ 10:00

Emergency ordinance made law, offenders face RM5 mil fine, 10 years’ jail

It bars legal action from being brought, instituted or maintained against govt in enforcing emergency order|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Jan 15 2021 @ 10:00

In radio interview, Dr Mahathir says may work with Umno again... on one condition

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he would be open to working with his former party Umno again but with a caveat.|Read more >Malaymail

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MCO 2.0

  • Police permit can be downloaded for interstate crossings |Read more >NST

  • ‘Travel still allowed for those stranded’ |Read more >SunDaily

  • MITI’s list of essential services assures manufacturers- FMM |Read more >SunDaily

  • MCO 2.0: Shopping malls can operate |Read more >NST

  • Transport Ministry: No requirement for commercial vehicles to request endorsement letter during MCO |Read more >Malaymail

  • NSC’s list of don’ts during MCO |Read more >TheVibes

  • MCO 2.0: Those with plane, bus tickets for this week may travel with police permission; long-distance couples to remain apart for now, says Ismail Sabri |Read more >Malaymail

  • Only critical construction allowed during MCO: Works Ministry |Read more >TheVibes

  • MCO rules: Childcare centres, pet shops can open |Read more >TheVibes

  • Ismail Sabri outlines which shops, businesses can stay open during MCO 2.0, and which ones can’t |Read more >Malaymail

  • Govt offices fully operational during MCO, confirms PSD D-G |Read more >Malaymail

  • Documents for essential services workers under Miti ready for download online |Read more >TheVibes

  • MCO 2.0: Here’s Miti’s full list of which companies can operate, qualify as essential services |Read more >Malaymail

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January 14, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 14 2021 @ 17:00

Ministry suspends unity machinery operations in MCO states

Operations and activities of unity machinery such as Neighbourhood Watch (KRT), Voluntary Patrol Scheme (SRS), Perpaduan Kindergarten and Taska Genius Perpaduan in six states currently placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) have been temporarily suspended.|Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | State of emergency | Jan 14 2021 @ 17:00

Anwar petitions Agong to lift Emergency, urges all MPs to follow suit

Federal Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was written to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to ask that the latter rescind the Proclamation of Emergency placed across Malaysia until August 1.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 14 2021 @ 13:00

MCO 2.0: Penang approves RM20 million financial package

The Penang government today announced its Financial Package 3.0 worth RM20 million to mitigate economic challenges posed by the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >| NST

January 13, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 13 2021 @ 13:00

AKPK offers loan repayment aid

The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) is offering targeted repayment assistance for its Debt Management Programme (DMP) customers who have been affected by the recent floods in several states.|Read more >SunDaily

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January 12, 2021

New Malaysia | State of emergency | Jan 12 2021 @ 14:00

Why a state of Emergency raises concerns in Malaysia

Malaysia declared a state of Emergency today to try to rein in coronavirus infections and suspended Parliament in a move that helps Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin avoid an immediate challenge to his leadership.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 12 2021 @ 17:00

Pharmaniaga to oversee Sinovac bottling process before distribution: Khairy

China vaccine cheaper as bottling done in Malaysia, says minister|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Jan 12 2021 @ 15:00

Nazri: Government has collapsed

After announcing his withdrawal of support for Perikatan Nasional today, Barisan Nasional's Padang Rengas member of parliament Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has claimed that the current government has fallen.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 12 2021 @ 15:00

Home treatment, quarantine for levels one, two Covid-19 patients - Dr Adham

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has established that levels one and two Covid-19 patients will undergo treatment and quarantine at home, while being monitored strictly by health workers, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba|Read more >SunDaily

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January 12, 2021

New Malaysia | State of emergency | Jan 12 2021 @ 14:00

Ten things to know about: Malaysia’s Emergency 2021

Malaysia is now in a nationwide state of Emergency, a measure under the Federal Constitution that has not been used for several decades.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State of emergency | Jan 12 2021 @ 11:00

State of emergency not military coup or curfew, PM clarifies

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin clarified that the state of emergency proclaimed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is not a military coup and assured that curfew will not be enforced.|Read more >| NST

 

New Malaysia | State of emergency | Jan 12 2021 @ 11:00

King proclaims Emergency

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today proclaimed an emergency that will be enforced up to Aug 1 as a proactive measure to contain the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.|Read more >SunDaily

January 11, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19: MCO 2.0 | Jan 11 2021 @ 20:00

MCO, CMCO, RMCO: Dos and don'ts

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced tighter measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19: MCO 2.0 | Jan 11 2021 @ 20:00

14-day MCO in six states beginning Wednesday

The government has decided to implement the Movement Control Order (MCO) in six states - Penang, Selangor, Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah - for 14 days, from Wednesday until Jan 26.|Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Jan 11 2021 @ 11:00

Strengthening Bumiputera socio-economic development

MAJLIS Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is committed to strengthening the socio-economic development of Bumiputeras as outlined by the MARA Investment Sector Strategic Plan 2021-2025.|Read more >| NST

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