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ANM in the News Archive January 21 - 31,  2020

The Covid-19 Government Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) Assistance Package

(announced on January 18, 2021) > Find out more

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The Covid-19 Government Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) Assistance Package

(announced on January 18, 2021) > Find out more

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

MCO 2.0: Federal Government Assistance

  • Construction of 12,000 Caring Residency units to launch on Feb 22|Read more >TheVibes

  • e-LATiH provides unlimited free training courses to benefit Malaysians-HRDF|Read more >|SunDaily

  • FT Ministry expands MY5 programme with aim of eradicating urban poverty|Read more >SunDaily

  • Wilayah Prihatin Programme >

  • PTPK continues to extend deferment of loan repayment|Read more >SunDaily

  • Education Ministry: Additional airtime for TV Pendidikan beginning tomorrow, bringing total daily airtime to 11 hours|Read more >| Malaymail

MCO 2.0: State Government Assistance

  • Perak launches 'Tuisyen Cikgu Saarani'|Read more >| NST

  • Negri Sembilan traders get two-month rental exemption|Read more >TheVibes

  • MARii launches online platform for jobseekers |Read more >SunDaily

  • Covid-19: Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang extended for another six months, says Abang Johari|Read more >| Malaymail

  • Penang details one-off targeted financial assistance|Read more >| NST

  • Penang offers loan to help those in arts and culture industry affected by pandemic|Read more >| Malaymail

  • Selangor allocates RM100k for each assemblyman, RM50k for MPs to assist Covid-19 fight|Read more >| Malaymail

  • MCO 2.0: Penang approves RM20 million financial package|Read more >| NST

  • Sarawak govt gives RM30 mil to help pay its students’ PTPTN loans|Read more >| TheVibes

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January 31, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 31 2021 @ 22:00

PM launches 5MY Programme for urban poor in Federal Territories

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today officially launched the 5MY Programme in conjunction with the 2021 Federal Territory Day celebration tomorrow.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 31 2021 @ 14:00

“Green” KL to balance concrete forest

More recreational areas and public parks will be set up to provide more “green” to the concrete forest in the federal capital, which is now inhabited by 1.9 million people.|Read more >SunDaily

January 30, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jan 30 2021 @ 19:00

Azmin, in response to voters suit, claims Anwar’s ‘immoral sexual practice’ among reasons he quit PKR

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali claimed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was widely known to have engaged in “immoral acts or sexual practices” in a response to a suit filed by his voters, who are suing the Gombak MP for alleged breach of fiduciary duties.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 30 2021 @ 15:00

Foreign workers Covid-19 compulsory screening programme expanded nationwide - Saravanan

The Covid-19 screening programme will be expanded nationwide effective Feb 2, the Human Resources Ministry said.|Read more >SunDaily

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January 29, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 29 2021 @ 20:00

SmartHalal app to check status of products launched

Consumers need only scan a QR code to obtain certification information, says minister|Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jan 29 2021 @ 19:00

North Butterworth Container Terminal to be gazetted as free trade zone from February 1, says Penang Port chairman

The North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) will be gazetted as a free trade zone from February 1 onwards, Penang Port Chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng announced today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jan 29 2021 @ 16:00

License renewal exemption for private vehicle owners until March 31

The Transport Ministry has announced the exemption on license renewals of private motor vehicles and competent driving licenses, excluding vocational licenses, from Feb 1 to Mar 31.|Read more >| NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 29 2021 @ 10:00

Private hospitals require patients to foot costs

Patients admitted to private hospitals are normally required to make a downpayment, said Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) president Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh.|Read more >SunDaily

 

January 28, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 28 2021 @ 17:00

Melaka cooperatives encouraged to apply for development aid

Grants of up to RM300,000 available, says state Malaysian Cooperative Commission director|Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Jan 29 2021 @ 06:00

Penjana Kapital denies conflict of interest in VC manager selection

Shortlisted firms went through ‘rigorous evaluation and due diligence process’, says govt agency|Read more >

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New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jan 28 2021 @ 17:00

Bung Moktar proposes water reservoir in every district in Sabah

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin has proposed each district in Sabah to have a water reservoir pool as storage alternative to be used during emergencies.|Read more >| NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 28 2021 @ 08:00

FT Ministry expands MY5 programme with aim of eradicating urban poverty

The Ministry of Federal Territories is looking to strengthen the MY5 Programme designed to eradicate urban poverty, besides improving the social safety net system.|Read more >SunDaily

Wilayah Prihatin Programme >

January 27, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 27 2021 @ 09:00

Roll-out of 150,000 laptops in Feb: Tengku Zafrul

Move to ensure students in B40 group can continue e-learning, says finance minister|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Jan 27 2021 @ 13:00

Appeals court quashes DBKL’s approval for condo in TTDI’s Taman Rimba Kiara

The Court of Appeal today quashed a development order for a proposed high rise project in Taman Rimba Kiara, allowing an appeal by the residents association of the adjoining Taman Tun Dr Ismail against a government decision.|Read more >| Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 27 2021 @ 09:00

Microcredit loans cushion impact of pandemic

The RM1 billion micro-credit scheme under the Permai assistance package will help cushion small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 27 2021 @ 08:00

Community Internet Centre- Best place for students who cannot afford own facility

The Malaysian Community Internet Centre (PIK), which has strong Internet access, is an alternative for parents who cannot afford to provide gadgets or devices for their children to follow home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) from their own-home.|Read more >SunDaily

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January 26, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 26 2021 @ 22:00

Education Ministry: Additional airtime for TV Pendidikan beginning tomorrow, bringing total daily airtime to 11 hours

Beginning tomorrow, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will increase the TV Pendidikan airtime on DidikTV@NTV7, specifically to help Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 candidates|Read more >| Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 26 2021 @ 21:00

Selangor to offer 10,000 jobs in next 3 years

RM58 mil Selangor Kerjaya programme to address high unemployment, lay-offs|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 26 2021 @ 18:00

195,028 data plans, 3,773 devices given to poor varsity students: MoHE

As many as 195,028 data plans and 3,773 devices have been distributed to tertiary students from the B40 category since the package was launched on October 30 last year, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad.|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 26 2021 @ 18:00

Ismail Sabri: 2.8 million Malaysians risk losing jobs, 2.5 million more may lose income if lockdown returns

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has today painted a grim picture for Malaysians should another full lockdown is imposed on economic activities like last year, revealing that 2.8 million people may risk losing their jobs.|Read more >| Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 26 2021 @ 15:00

Govt introduces Manhaj Rabbani as basis of Islamic administration

The government has introduced the Manhaj Rabbani policy as the basis of Islamic administration, which is based on three main features – Thaqafah (knowledge), Ruuhaniyyah (spirituality) and Dakwah (activism).|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 26 2021 @ 08:00

Loan write-off: Yayasan Selangor study loan borrowers urged to check status

All Yayasan Selangor study loan borrowers have been urged to check their status following the loan write-off through the ‘Pakej Kita Selangor’ initiative, as announced by the Selangor state government last Wednesday (Jan 20).|Read more >SunDaily

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January 24, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 24 2021 @ 18:00

Govt seeks feedback on SOPs for halal certification process abroad

The government will seek feedback from stakeholders, including industry players and foreign embassies to improve the recognition process of halal certification bodies abroad.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 24 2021 @ 18:00

FT religious council to channel aid worth RM5m to flood victims in four states

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) will distribute RM5 million worth of aid to flood victims in Pahang, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu.|Read more >| Malaymail

January 23, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Jan 24 2021 @ 18:00

FT Minister’s aide clarifies Thaipusam procession approved but only 10 temple members will accompany chariot

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa’s aide today clarified the minister’s initial statement that the annual Thaipusam chariot procession will be allowed to proceed with only temple committee members and not members of the public. |Read more >| Malaymail

January 23, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jan 23 2021 @ 18:00

KPM to further empower TV Pendidikan - Radzi

The Ministry of Education (KPM) is striving to empower TV Pendidikan which is now broadcasting nine hours daily over several television stations with the suitable approach.|Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 23 2021 @ 16:00

Judge's transfer: Nazlan to continue presiding over ongoing criminal cases

The transfer of High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, who convicted former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of corruption six months ago, is a normal, administrative matter.|Read more >| NST

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January 22, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 22 2021 @ 19:00

Iskandar Malaysia outlines high-impact initiatives to spur economic recovery, says PM

The Iskandar Malaysia economic growth corridor has taken various efforts to outline bubble travellers, hard and soft infrastructure, and talent reskilling initiatives as part of its year-long core programmes to assist in economic recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 22 2021 @ 18:00

Sarawak minister: State govt to build vocational school for disabled students

Sarawak will set up a vocational school for students in the state who are from the persons with disabilities (PwD) group and have completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.|Read more >| Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jan 22 2021 @ 18:00

Fact check: Thaipusam in Kedah

Unlike Deepavali, Thaipusam is not a nationwide state public holiday.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jan 22 2021 @ 14:00

MARii launches online platform for jobseekers

The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) has introduced MARiiKerja, an online job-matching platform, particularly linked with manufacturing and manufacturing-related services.|Read more >SunDaily

January 21, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 21 2021 @ 17:00

MCO extended in various states, FTs

The movement control order (MCO) slated to end Jan 26 has been extended for Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Johor, Sabah and Kelantan due to a spike in Covid-19 cases over the last two weeks.|Read more >| NST

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January 21, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Jan 21 2021 @ 19:00

1,781 Tabika Perpaduan kindergartens implement PdPR

The home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) method has been implemented in 1,781 Tabika Perpaduan kindergartens involving 35,984 pupils following the directive of the National Unity Ministry to postpone face-to-face classes during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jan 21 2021 @ 18:00

Penang identifying private assets to be used in virus fight

CM says state is activating committees, working groups at every level|Read more >| TheVibes

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