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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 11, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 11 2020 @ 13:00

Home Help Service volunteers to get one-off aid of RM300 - Rina Harun

A total of 3,333 volunteers of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry’s Home Help Services programme will receive special assistance of RM300 each.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jul 11 2020 @ 12:00

MTUC hails new PLI revision, urges govt to increase minimum wage

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today expressed hope that the establishment of a new national Poverty Level Index (PLI) will result in more effective public policies that can create jobs and enable workers to have better wages.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 10 2020 @ 11:00

MACC 'tying up loose ends' in undersea tunnel project probe

Investigation papers on the RM6.3 billion Penang Undersea Tunnel project is in the final stages of completion and will be submitted to the Attorney-General's Chambers' (AGC) soon.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 11 2020 @ 10:00

Seven unity complexes to be built in Sarawak - Halimah Sadique

The National Unity Ministry is building seven unity complexes, each costing RM1 million, in Sarawak for use as the activity centre for the Rukun Tetangga (KRT) neighbourhood watch.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM | Jul 11 2020 @ 10:00

Moratorium: Don’t wait until last minute, plan your finances now - AKPK

The remaining moratorium or loan repayment period to help individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises facing financial constraints following the outbreak of the Covid-19 is only about three months away.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jul 11 2020 @ 07:00

National poverty line revised

Malaysia’s poverty line income (PLI) has been revised from a monthly household income of RM980 to RM2,208, thus pushing up the country’s poverty rate from 0.4% in 2016 to 5.6% last year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 11 2020 @ 07:00

Dr Wee: RM600 special assistance each for 35,000 school bus drivers nationwide

The government has approved RM600 special assistance for each of the 35,000 school bus drivers nationwide, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jul 11 2020 @ 07:00

B40, M40 and T20 households classified into 10 categories

The Department of Statistics Malaysia has developed more detailed household classification under its Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey 2019 to enable focused planning and monitoring for closing the income gap between households.|Read more >|SunDaily

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 07 2020 @ 19:00

MOH to introduce online booking platform for in-home treatment services

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will introduce an online booking platform for people to access its healthcare services at home.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 07 2020 @ 14:00

Felda applicants can get up to 110% loan for New Generation housing scheme, says PM

Agrobank has agreed to extend the terms of the loan for the Federal Land Development Authority's (Felda) New Generation Housing (PGBF) scheme, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 07 2020 @ 17:00

Customs Dept D-G: RM1.264b GST refund paid out to 4,316 companies in Malaysia from June 22 to July 2

The Finance Ministry through the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has paid out RM1.264 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund to 4,316 companies from June 22 until July 2.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 07 2020 @ 15:00

PM unveils financial aid for new gen Felda settlers to own home

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced a financial assistance scheme to help new generation of Felda settlers to own their first home.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 07 2020 @ 15:00

Financial aid for private kindergartens

Private kindergartens nationwide will receive a financial boost of RM5,000 and RM3,000 from the government in a bid to ease operational costs when they were allowed to reopen on July 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 07 2020 @ 15:00

Latest statistics the foundation for accurate govt planning: Chief Statistician

Latest and relevant statistics are imperative as they serve as the foundation for accurate planning by the government besides being beneficial to all parties, said Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Jul 07 2020 @ 14:00

Food delivery riders should set up cooperative، says Entrepreneur Minister

Food delivery riders will have a more secure future if they agree with the proposal to set up a cooperative to better protect their welfare، says Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Judiciary | Jul 07 2020 @ 13:00

Top court junks Dr Mahathir’s bid to review ruling on misfeasance suit against Najib

The Federal Court here today dismissed former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief’s application to review a previous court ruling in their misfeasance of public office lawsuit against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Jul 07 2020 @ 12:00

4 broad themes in 2021 Budget

Education, employment, social protection and social mobility will be featured prominently in the 2021 Budget and these aspects will be outlined in four themes.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 07 2020 @ 11:00

Al-Jazeera report on illegal migrants to be investigated for sedition, says IGP

The Al-Jazeera report on undocumented migrants in Malaysia will be investigated for several offences including sedition, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM | Jul 07 2020 @ 10:00

No extension of loan moratorium: AKPK

Do not wait until the last moment to deal with your debts after the loan moratorium is lifted by the banks, borrowers are advised.|Read more >|SunDaily

July 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jul 06 2020 @ 19:00

Ministry looking into blacklisting PPR tenants who defaulted on rental payment

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking into blacklisting People’s Housing Project (PPR) tenants, who fail to pay their rent, under the Credit Reporting Agency (CRA) including CTOS.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Pg PSR Project | Jul 06 2020 @ 15:00

PSR: Penang govt still discussing package for fishermen

The Penang government is still discussing compensation packages for fishermen affected by the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) Project.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rural Internet Project | Jul 06 2020 @ 15:00

Rural Ministry to manage funds for building internet infrastructure in rural areas

 The Rural Development Ministry will assist the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to manage funds allocated for the improvement of internet facilities in rural areas.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 06 2020 @ 14:00

UN Special Rapporteur slams new govt for rescinding commitment to improve poverty and insisting on distorted rate

Outgoing United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, has criticised the new government of performing a “backflip” on its predecessor’s commitment to take poverty seriously.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 06 2020 @ 14:00

Pakatan says backing Anwar as PM candidate, ‘full mandate’ given to negotiate with all parties including Shafie

Pakatan Harapan (PH) announced today it is committed to its original stance to back PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as its prime minister candidate, following a meeting of its Presidential Council earlier.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jul 10 2020 @ 21:00

Malaysian households spent RM4,534 per month on average in 2019, latest statistics show

Households in Malaysia spent RM4,534 on average per month in 2019, an increase from RM4,033 in 2016, the latest statistics from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) show.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Dr Mahathir, 5 MPs distance themselves from 'Anwar as PM' proposal

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and five MPs aligned to him announced that they are sticking to their guns in supporting Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as a candidate for the post of prime minister.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jul 10 2020 @ 13:00

Income inequality in Malaysia widened even while median household income rose to RM5,873 in 2019, according to latest statistics

As the median household income continues to grow in Malaysia, the latest official statistics showed that income inequality in the country has gone up in 2019 when compared to 2016.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 10 2020 @ 12:00

Schools to resume under three models, based on space availability

Only 51 or 0.5 per cent of schools in the country will be running on a rotational system when classes resume under strict guidelines starting on Wednesday, after being shuttered for over three months due to Covid-19.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 10 2020 @ 12:00

Fridays now Jawi Day, beginning today - Zulkifli

In a move to boost a tradition and culture that has shaped Malaysia, Fridays have now been declared ‘Jawi Day’, effective today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 10 2020 @ 08:00

Initiatives announced by govt provide relief to Felda settlers - GWGF

The Felda Vision Generation Alliance (GWGF) has described the various initiatives announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during the launching of the national-level Felda Settlers’ Day 2020 celebration as providing relief to settlers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 10 2020 @ 07:00

Logistics players in Port Klang get incentives

Logistics players in Port Klang continue to obtain support with a slew of financial incentives and initiatives as they recover from the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

July 09, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Jul 09 2020 @ 21:00

HR minister: E-wages system, Socso contribution among proposals for foreign workers

The introduction of an e-wages system and Social Security Organisation (Socso) contribution are among the proposals being considered by the Ministry of Human Resources for foreign workers in the country post-Covid-19.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 09 2020 @ 21:00

Gerakan launches online petition against Penang undersea tunnel project

Gerakan has launched an online petition to collect signatures from those who oppose the Penang Undersea Tunnel and three roads project which it claims will not benefit the people.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 09 2020 @ 09:00

Penjana: RM225mil boost for creative industry

With the gradual easing of the Movement Control Order, the much-affected local creative industry is slowly but surely recovering.|Read more >|NST

July 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHE | Jul 08 2020 @ 17:00

Minister says Malaysian varsities to fully reopen by Oct, international students can return subject to Covid-19 tests

The government has agreed that universities can fully reopen in October, Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad announced today as Malaysia seeks to move forward from the coronavirus pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 08 2020 @ 12:00

Ministry forms task force to help varsity business

The Higher Education Ministry has established the Private Higher Education Institution Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (Pemudah IPTS) in recognition of the strategic economic growth industry.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 08 2020 @ 10:00

Education Ministry: Parents worried about Covid-19 can opt to keep kids home

Parents hesitant to send their children back to school fearing the risk of Covid-19 infection can keep them home instead, said the Education Ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 08 2020 @ 08:00

KWP to offer 1,122 business opportunities for urban youths

The Federal Territories Ministry (KWP) through its Urban Youth Entrepreneurship Development programme is offering a total of 1,122 business opportunities for young people interested in doing business.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 08 2020 @ 07:00

More than 30% of population expected to use e-Census, says chief statistician

More than 30% of the Malaysian population is expected to fill out the online survey form in the Population and Housing Census 2020 (Census 2020), says chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 07 2020 @ 22:00

Heavier punishment awaits those involved in drug-fuelled parties: Bukit Aman

Police are in discussions with the Attorney-General’s Chambers to push for heavier penalties against those involved in drug-fuelled ‘wild parties’.|Read more >|SunDaily

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 06, 2020

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 06 2020 @ 11:00

Umno gets back its RM192 million, withdraws contempt proceedings

Rural Development Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad shares the initiatives introduced by the ministry to help small- and medium-sized enterprise entreprenuers, whose businesses have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 06 2020 @ 11:00

MACC officers arrive at Komtar Monday (July 6)

Three officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrived at Komtar on Monday (July 6) morning.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 05 2020 @ 07:00

MACC to question state exco members today

Three-term state executive councillors Phee Boon Poh and Chong Eng are expected to be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the Penang undersea tunnel project today.|Read more >|NST

July 05, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 05 2020 @ 22:00

DBKL introduces colour-coded uniforms for KL wholesale market workers

Workers at the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market must comply with a colour code for their uniforms, depending on the type of produce they are selling, the city mayor has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 05 2020 @ 19:00

Third group quits Parti Warisan Sabah

A total of 1,357 members of Parti Warisan Sabah became the third group in the Libaran Parliamentary constituency to announce their exit from the party with immediate effect.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 05 2020 @ 14:00

Penang CM to be quizzed by MACC for first time

For the first time in his political career, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 05 2020 @ 10:00

Foreign workers in PJ market ponder their fate in Malaysia

Kamal, from Bangladesh, is worried. A few weeks ago his rent was due and because of Covid-19, and with the ensuing movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia, he has not been able to work or earn money to pay the rent or his food.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Development | Jul 05 2020 @ 09:00

Helping businesses amid pandemic

Rural Development Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad shares the initiatives introduced by the ministry to help small- and medium-sized enterprise entreprenuers, whose businesses have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 05 2020 @ 09:00

Snap polls likely to be called

The general consensus now seems to be that an unprecedented snap general election will be called in the country.|Read more >|TheStar

July 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Chini by-election | Jul 04 2020 @ 21:00

BN wins Chini by-election in a landslide

Barisan Nasional (BN) has won the Chini by-election with a landslide majority of 12,650.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 04 2020 @ 19:00

Parlimen Digital representatives contacted by police, says organisers

Several representatives from the youth-led Parlimen Digital initiative have been contacted by the police after their virtual Parliament sitting ended today, Malaysiakini reported.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Pg FIZ Project | Jul 04 2020 @ 18:00

Penangites deserve to know the need for another reclamation project

Gerakan has called on the state government to explain the need for another reclamation project, this time near the Free Industrial Zone (FIZ) in Bayan Baru.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 03 2020 @ 18:00

IGP: Investigation into fireman Muhammad Adib's death ongoing

The investigation into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is still underway, says says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 04 2020 @ 16:00

Jeffrey Chew out on bail after MACC questioning on undersea tunnel project

Former Penang Port Commission chairman Jeffrey Chew has been released on bail after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with the Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jul 04 2020 @ 15:00

Buy Malaysian-made first to support Malaysia, minister says

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi today urged Malaysians to give priority to Malaysia-made products when shopping to boost the growth of the local industries hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 03, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jul 03 2020 @ 22:00

KPDNHEP finding ways to lower franchise entry barrier to RM50k

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is identifying ways to lower the entry barrier for the franchise industry to RM50,000 to encourage the participation of young entrepreneurs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: PKR | Jul 03 2020 @ 20:00

PKR announces list of Parliamentary spokespersons to shadow portfolios held by federal ministers for greater check and balance

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) today announced a list of Parliamentary spokespersons and their deputies, similar to that of a shadow cabinet, with specific party leaders appointed to shadow portfolios of ministers within the federal government.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 03 2020 @ 11:00

Penang undersea tunnel project probe is at final stages, says MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the final stages of its investigation into the RM6.3 billion Penang Undersea Tunnel project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 03 2020 @ 18:00

Malaysians, foreign nationals need to pay for Covid-19 tests at government hospitals, clinics

Malaysian citizens and foreign nationals travelling to Malaysia are now required to pay the fees when they undergo the Covid-19 tests.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 03 2020 @ 16:00

Dewan Rakyat sitting to be held according to SOP, says deputy speaker

The Dewan Rakyat sitting scheduled on July 13 will be carried out in the new normal and even though there are some relaxations, it must adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) stipulated by the government.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 03 2020 @ 12:00

Covid-19 screening test fees for those returning from abroad

The Health Ministry has introduced a fee structure for Covid-19 screening tests for those entering Malaysia from abroad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 03 2020 @ 11:00

MACC officers arrive at Komtar for Penang tunnel corruption probe

Two teams of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers arrived at Level 52 of Komtar here, this morning.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jul 03 2020 @ 11:00

Migrant workers in eateries still waiting to be screened

Most migrant workers employed in eateries have yet to be screened for Covid-19 despite a requirement to undergo such tests.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jul 03 2020 @ 10:00

Homestay operators in Sabah urged to apply for RM20,000 upgrade fund

Registered homestay operators in Sabah are being called on to apply for the RM20,000 fund for upgrading purposes from the state government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM | Jul 03 2020 @ 08:00

Nearly 90pc of Malaysians took up option to defer loan payments, AKPK poll finds

According to an online poll conducted by the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), 88 per cent or 1,648 of 1,873 respondents, opted for the deferment of financial repayments under the moratorium introduced by Bank Negara.|Read more >|Malaymail

July 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jul 02 2020 @ 20:00

Putrajaya announces extension of electricity bill discounts to Dec 2020

The government has decided to extend discounts offered on electricity bills, as announced under the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package, until December this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 02 2020 @ 16:00

Court dismisses MACC’s application to forfeit RM4.6m belonging to Mediaedge

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) failed in its bid to forfeit RM4,631,602 that was seized from a bank account belonging to Mediaedge Cia Malaysia Sdn Bhd for allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 02 2020 @ 16:00

Umno to cite CIMB for contempt over refusal to release RM192m

Umno has filed an application to initiate contempt proceedings against CIMB Bank, as the bank has not released the political party’s RM192 million despite an order from the High Court, last month for the immediate release of the monies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: TNB | Jul 02 2020 @ 13:00

TNB: Domestic users will receive details on BPE with July bill

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) domestic users can view details of their Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik (BPE) subsidy for the months of April, May and June in a detailed statement which will be issued this month.|Read more >|NST

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 01, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jul 01 2020 @ 21:00

Ministry allots RM35m for 4,000 childcare centres via Penjana

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) has set aside RM35 million for nearly 4,000 operators of childcare centres (taska) under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 01 2020 @ 20:00

Penang DAP unveils fact checks on undersea tunnel project amid MACC probe

Penang DAP has defended the controversial Penang undersea tunnel project amid a relaunching of investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the matter.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 01 2020 @ 20:00

Health D-G: Covid-19 SOPs help reduce cases of other communicable diseases

The standard operating procedures (SOPs), in place to break the transmission chain of Covid-19, have not only managed to contain the outbreak but also helped reduce the number of cases of other communicable diseases in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 01 2020 @ 20:00

Three operating models for schools to fully reopen: Mohd Radzi

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has proposed three operating models to be chosen and adopted by schools to fully reopen starting July 15.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jul 01 2020 @ 18:00

Penjana: Applications for recruitment incentives opens today

Employers can apply for employment incentives under the Employment Recruitment Incentives Programme (PenjanaKerjaya) handled by Social Security Organisation (Socso) at penjanakerjaya.perkeso.gov.my beginning today, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 01 2020 @ 18:00

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records zero local Covid-19 transmissions, one imported case, lowest number since March

Malaysia today recorded zero cases of local transmissions of Covid-19 for the first time since March, the Ministry of Health announced.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 01 2020 @ 16:00

Gerakan: 'Penang government sabotages its own undersea tunnel project'

Gerakan today turned the table on the DAP-led Penang government for sabotaging its proposed RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 01 2020 @ 16:00

Education minister: School for non-examination classes starts on July 15

School for Form 6 Semester 1, Remove Class, Form 1 to 4 for secondary school and Standard 5 and 6 for primary school will begin on Wednesday, July 15 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 01 2020 @ 12:00

Amid MACC probe, Guan Eng says undersea tunnel project to go on

Penang state government will proceed with its plan to build the controversial undersea tunnel project despite the ongoing investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jul 01 2020 @ 09:00

Transport Ministry delays fining cars without child safety seats

Malaysian authorities will postpone the enforcement of summons and compounds on private vehicle drivers who do not use the child restraint system (CRS) which was supposed to start today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 01 2020 @ 09:00

Double-shift system proposal only for crowded clinics - Deputy Health Minister

The proposal of a double-shift system by the Ministry of Health (MOH) will only be adopted at crowded government clinics, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jul 01 2020 @ 09:00

More sectors reopen today

The Movement Control Order (MCO) has entered its 106th day while the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is in its 22nd day which will see more economic sectors, including tourism sub-sectors, allowed to resume operations today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 01 2020 @ 07:00

Former PPC chairman nabbed

The controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project is again being probed by the anti-graft authority following fresh leads.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 01 2020 @ 00:00

Govt reactivates MySPC

The government has decided to reactivate the Malaysia Social Protection Council (MySPC) with immediate effect, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.|Read more >|NST

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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

 

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).