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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 20, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 20 2020 @ 22:00

Bumiputera poverty line income figures should be divided into three categories, says former deputy minister

A member of Parliament today proposed that the Poverty Line Income (PLI) figures for Bumiputera group be looked into and divided into three categories namely, Bumputera Malays, Bumiputera Sabah and Bumiputera Sarawak.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 20 2020 @ 18:00

Local councils urged to play role in stimulating economy post Covid-19

Local councils can play a key role in stimulating the economy locally and also at the national-level, post Covid-19.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 20 2020 @ 20:00

East Malaysia demand for one-third parliamentary seats must be discussed properly

The demand for Sabah and Sarawak to be given one-third allocation from the total 222 parliamentary seats needs to be discussed properly and not emotionally, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 20 2020 @ 14:00

Covid-19: Govt mulling over compulsory use of face masks in public areas, says PM

The government is considering to make it compulsory to use face masks in public places, and the details will be announced soon after being finalised, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 20 2020 @ 14:00

Gov't mulling more funds under special grant for micro enterprises

The government is looking into channelling more aid under the Covid Business Recovery – Micro (CBRM) scheme involving RM195.97 million, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 20 2020 @ 14:00

Home minister vows to wield Sosma against foreigners found holding fake MyKads

Foreigners found in possession of fake identity cards will in the future no longer just find themselves being deported from Malaysia, but will also face action under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, once changes are made to the law, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail​

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 20 2020 @ 14:00

National housing dept reviewing household income report, affordable house price

The National Housing Department is reviewing the household income report and the new poverty line income (PLI) so that house prices can be adjusted to income for house ownership, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 20 2020 @ 1:00

Speaker says merely requested judge to let Najib skip court to attend Parliament

Datuk Azhar Azizan @ Harun has denied instructing High Court Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah to grant adjournment for Umno MP Datuk Seri Najib Razak so he can deliver his debate during his 1MDB trial on July 16, last week.|Read more >|Malaymail

July 19, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 19 2020 @ 16:00

Dr M: Move to drop candidacy from Bersatu polls is invalid

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has claimed the move by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to drop his name from contesting for a top post in the party polls is invalid.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 19 2020 @ 10:00

Power to suspected online gambling dens disconnected

Six premises in Serian town, which are believed to be involved in online gambling activities, had their electricity disconnected by Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) under the directive of the police on Friday (July 17).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | RMCO | Jul 19 2020 @ 10:00

Malls, public transport operators encourage face masks

Some shopping complexes and public transport operators have made it compulsory for visitors and passengers to wear face masks although it is not mandatory during the Recovery Movement Control Order period.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | UEC | Jul 19 2020 @ 10:00

PM denies Putrajaya will recognise UEC, says cert partially accepted since 2012

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has denied today saying Putrajaya will recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) following a meeting with Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zhong) recently.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jul 19 2020 @ 08:00

RM320m requested to build 3,000 units of homes worth RM75k each

Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) will request to the federal government a RM320 million allocation for building 3,000 units of People-Friendly Homes (RMR) 2020 next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 19 2020 @ 07:00

Penang launches cashless system at markets

In a bid to reduce physical contact between buyers and traders at public markets, the Penang government has launched a cashless initiative.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 19 2020 @ 07:00

Govt to upgrade aging Immigration system

The Immigration Department will upgrade the Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs) – which was found to be unable to confirm the movements of foreigners – to a better system called the National Integrated Immigration System (NIISE), says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 18, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 18 2020 @ 23:00

Over 3,000 PKR members from Pitas, Sabah quit party

Sabah PKR’s internal crisis continues when a senior division leader today claimed that 3,125 members from the Pitas branch have quit the party.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 18 2020 @ 21:00

New initiatives to improve welfare benefits for ATM veterans

The government will introduce three fresh initiatives this year for better welfare benefits to Armed Forces (ATM) veterans, according to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 18 2020 @ 21:00

FT Ministry to install 5,000 CCTV cameras in KL

The Federal Territories Ministry plans to install up to 5,000 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in strategic areas to make the federal capital a safer and conducive place for shopping.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jul 18 2020 @ 17:00

Sabah backs Sarawak's one-third representation in Parliament idea

Sabah will support Sarawak's recommendation for the two Borneo states to have one-third representation in Parliament.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 18 2020 @ 16:00

DBKL to expand MYSchoolBus service by next year

In an effort to assist the B40 and M40 groups, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will expand the free school bus service or MYSchoolBus to 268 private low and medium low-cost housing areas by next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 18 2020 @ 15:00

Putrajaya says replacing controversial BTN, National Service programmes

The government will introduce a programme aimed at inculcating the spirit of patriotism among Malaysians to replace the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) and the National Civics Bureau (BTN), which were abolished by the previous government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jul 18 2020 @ 07:00

‘Four-year delay in PPR project not caused by Penang govt’

Penang should not be blamed for the four-year delay in the handover of the Federal Government’s affordable housing project (PPR) in Kampung Tok Suboh, says state Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|TheStar

July 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 17 2020 @ 22:00

IGP: Police ready to face lawsuit by Adib's family

Police are prepared to face any legal suit by the family of late firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim over an alleged failure in finding those responsible for his death in 2018.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 17 2020 @ 18:00

Taser guns: Police to discuss with Home Ministry, says IGP

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will discuss with the Home Ministry on procuring taser guns for its officers and personnel.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bersatu | Jul 17 2020 @ 16:00

Muhyiddin wins Bersatu presidency uncontested

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unofficially retained his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) presidency as he is the sole candidate for the post in next month's party elections.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 17 2020 @ 14:00

Dr M claims Pakatan's administration ended the moment Bersatu left coalition

Langkawi MP Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that his resignation as prime minister was only a “formality” as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition had ceased to be the government the moment Bersatu abandoned them.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | DUI | Jul 17 2020 @ 12:00

Drink-driving: 'Focus on 3S'

Stiffer laws against those found to be driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and alcohol will serve to deter drink-driving and reduce the number of accidents and fatalities.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 17 2020 @ 11:00

Nine, including five civil servants, remanded over Finance Ministry, bumiputra status corruption scandal

Nine people, including five civil servants, have been remanded over a corruption case involving registration of new accounts with the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bersatu | Jul 17 2020 @ 09:00

Muhyiddin unofficially wins Bersatu presidency uncontested, says party election committee chairman

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unofficially retained his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) presidency after becoming the sole candidate for the post in next month’s party elections.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 17 2020 @ 09:00

JBPM aims to build 20 Mysejahtera houses next year

The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) aims to build 20 units of houses under its Mysejahtera programme nationwide next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jul 17 2020 @ 09:00

Sarawak will fight for one third representation in parliament — Abg Jo

Sarawak will continue to fight for its right in restoring the allocation of one-third representation for East Malaysia in the 222-seat Parliament, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|SunDaily

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 16, 2020

Dewan Rakyat | Jul 16 2020 

  • ‘Put e-voting proposal on hold’|Read more >|TheStar

  • PM: 97pc of Cabinet has made asset declarations|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Education Ministry: PPSMI will not be reintroduced|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jul 16 2020 @ 22:00

Selangor State Assembly approves motion to create anti-party hopping law

The Selangor State Assembly today approved a motion urging the federal government to enact an anti-party hopping bill.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt MACC | Jul 16 2020 @ 21:00

Section 17A of MACC Act does not provide immunity to corporate sector: Norazlan

The existence of corruption prevention procedures in commercial organisations won’t exempt them from any legal action if the procedures are not firmly and effectively implemented.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt FELDA | Jul 16 2020 @ 14:00

Felda in talks with Finance Ministry over RM2.5b sukuk to finance loan restructuring

Felda is in discussions with the Finance Ministry over the issuance of a government-guaranteed sukuk to finance the restructuring of its loans worth RM2.5 billion, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 16 2020 @ 14:00Govt allocates RM315m for start-up industry

The government has allocated RM315 million to strengthen the start-up industry in the country post-Covid-19 pandemic, according to the deputy Science, Technology and Innovation minister Ahmad Amzad Hashim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 16 2020 @ 08:00

Low unemployment rate for now, but what would happen when govt assistance ends?

Fewer people lost their jobs in May than in April. But seeing that as a sign of an improvement may be a fallacy.|Read more >|SunDaily

July 15, 2020

Dewan Rakyat | Jul 15 2020 

  • Gov’t asked to reveal current account balance|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 15 2020 @ 22:00

MACC will not reopen old cases involving previous govt without new leads

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will not reopen old cases involving the previous government unless there are new leads, said its investigation director Datuk Norazlan Mohd Razali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 15 2020 @ 19:00

Human rights NGO calls on minister to revoke order for authorities to go after transgender persons in Malaysia

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has backed those questioning minister Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad for giving Islamic authorities a “full licence” to arrest and “educate” the transgender community.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 15 2020 @ 19:00

Sarawak launches free school bus service for 30 schools in pilot project

Sarawak has launched a free school bus service for students in Kuching to reduce the financial burden of low-income families.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jul 15 2020 @ 19:00

S'wak seeks licence to operate Internet services in rural areas

Sarawak is seeking a licence from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for the state-owned Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) to operate internet services in rural areas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 15 2020 @ 16:00

Selangor allocates RM42m for B40 insurance plan, says MB

The Selangor government has allocated about RM42 million to provide health insurance plan to 85,000 families from the B40 group in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 15 2020 @ 18:00

Penang says it never paid for undersea tunnel project feasibility study

The Penang government has maintained that it never paid anything to Consortium Zenith Construction (CZC) Sdn Bhd, whether by cash or land, for the feasibility study of the Penang Undersea Tunnel project.|Read more >|NSt

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg Tunnel Project | Jul 15 2020 @ 17:00

Afif arrives at MACC HQ over undersea tunnel probe

Seberang Jaya assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin (pix) presented himself at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here today, believed to be in relation to the Penang underwater tunnel project investigation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | RMCO | Jul 15 2020 @ 16:00

PCA limited to 2,000 per day

Only 2,000 people are allowed to use the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) travel scheme facility on a daily basis for both Malaysians and Singaporeans commuting between both countries, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.|Read more >|NST

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July 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 15 2020 @ 14:00

Public university’s hostel, service fees for second semester reduced by up to 15 percent

Hostel and service fees at all public universities for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session has been reduced by up to 15 per cent, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 15 2020 @ 14:00

Pahang civil servants to receive special one-off RM500 aid

A special one-off aid of RM500 will be paid to some 8,000 civil servants in Pahang to help them cope with the economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jul 15 2020 @ 11:00

Transport minister: Cabinet has approved harsher penalties for drunk drivers

The Cabinet has given its approval in principle to amend Sections 41 to 45 of the Road Transport Act, allowing for harsher penalties against those found to be driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, said Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | RMCO | Jul 15 2020 @ 09:00

Back to school: 2nd phase starts today

After almost four months of absence, students in Forms One to Four, and pupils in Years Five and Six as well as remove classes return to school today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 15 2020 @ 07:00

Govt bids to bar PSI access to monies

The government is seeking to prohibit PetroSaudi International (PSI) Ltd and its director Tarek Obaid from using the more than US$340mil (RM1.45bil) linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and stashed in a client’s account at a United Kingdom law firm.|Read more >|TheStar

July 14, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 14 2020 @ 23:00

Ministry to create roadmap for national vaccine development: Khairy

A roadmap serving as a blueprint for the National Vaccine Development will be created to ensure the country’s safety and self-reliance and safety concerning vaccines.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 14 2020 @ 22:00

Covid-19 vaccine to be bottled by two local firms: Khairy

The government has identified two local pharmaceutical companies to fill and finish the Covid-19 vaccine once it is made available.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 14 2020 @ 21:00

Dr Mahathir: Party hopping is fine but what befell Pakatan is ‘intolerable’

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he is fine with party hoppers but lamented that what befell Pakatan Harapan (PH) was a concerted move to bring the 22-month-old government down.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 14 2020 @ 21:00

Bumiputera Prosperity Council to empower Bumi socio-economy

The government will form the Bumiputera Prosperity Council (MKB) which will serve as the highest platform in efforts to empower the development of Bumiputera socio-economy, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 14 2020 @ 20:00

Anticipating snap polls, Dr Mahathir hints at forming new party

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who co-founded Bersatu ahead of GE14 has now indicated he may form another new party amid talks of a snap general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 14 2020 @ 20:00

Get police agreement before implementing IPCMC: MP

The government has been urged to obtain the agreement of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) before implementing the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 14 2020 @ 18:00

MP proposes RCI on alleged misappropriation of TH funds

A member of parliament proposed for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Tabung Haji to investigate allegations of misappropriation in the institution.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 14 2020 @ 12:00

Perak allocates RM4.3mil for state Transformation Employment programme

About RM4.3mil has been allocated for Perak’s Transformation Employment programme, says Razman Zakaria.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | The Third Vote | Jul 14 2020 @ 12:00

Zuraida: Third vote in Malaysia would cost RM2m per local council, RM308m for all

The projected cost of local government elections for Malaysia’s 154 local councils is RM308 million, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin told Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | RMCO | Jul 14 2020 @ 11:00

Malaysia-Singapore border to reopen under RGL, PCA schemes

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to implement Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) travel, allowing citizens from either side of the Johor Strait to cross the border for work or official purposes, beginning Aug 10.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 14 2020 @ 12:00

Early redemption of GCR to be reviewed Takiyuddin

The government has decided to review the proposed implementation of early redemption of GCR for up to 75 days as replacement pay for civil servants who have served for at least 15 years as announced in the 2020 Budget.|Read more >|SunDaily

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Dewan Rakyat | Jul 13 2020 

  • Not for me to decide to stay on as Speaker, says Mohamad Ariff|Read more >|SunDaily

  • 'I have no authority to fast track no-confidence motion'|Read more >|NST

  • Dewan Rakyat appoints new Select Committee members |Read more >|Malaymail

  • No regrets, says Art Harun on accepting Speaker's role|Read more >|NST

  • Live updates: Commotion in Parliament as MPs raise voices over motion to replace Speaker|Read more >|TheStar

  • Anwar, Shafie question why Putrajaya blocking debate on Prihatin stimulus |Read more >|Malaymail

  • Give Dewan Rakyat more time to debate removal of speaker: Opposition|Read more >|SunDaily

  • 111 MPs vote to remove Dewan Rakyat speaker|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 13 2020 @ 19:00

Selangor announces third economic stimulus package

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari announced the state’s third economic stimulus package to mitigate the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: NADA | Jul 13 2020 @ 18:00

Special committee formed to combat drug smuggling at Malaysia-Thai border

The National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) has set up a special committee involving 14 agencies serving at the Malaysia-Thai border in Kelantan to curb smuggling of drugs from the neighbouring country into Malaysia, especially the East Coast areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 13 2020 @ 14:00

Selangor allocates RM413.9m to tackle impact of Covid-19

A total of RM413.9 million has been allocated by the Selangor Government through the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package to address the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 13 2020 @ 14:00

'We wanted you, Tun, but you ran away!'

Two Barisan Nasional (BN) Members of Parliament today revealed that they, along with Pas and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) wanted Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to stay on as prime minister during the February political crisis.|Read more >|NST

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

More borrowers to seek help managing debts

More people are expected to approach the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) for help as the loan moratorium comes to an end.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 13 2020 @ 08:00

All eyes on motion of no confidence

There are a few things to look out for in this Dewan Rakyat session, which kicks off today, the first full sitting under the government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 13 2020 @ 09:00

Dissolve Parliament if motion to replace Speaker fails, Umno Youth chief tells PM

There would be no choice but to dissolve Parliament if the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s motion to replace Dewan Rakyat speaker fails, Umno Youth chief Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jul 13 2020 @ 08:00

Work from home as new normal option for civil service being considered - Mohd Zuki

The government is seriously considering whether to continue the Work From Home (WFH) model as a new normal option for the civil service, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali said.|Read more >|SunDaily

July 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 12 2020 @ 15:00

‘Frozen’ cases at JSJK to be re-opened for investigation - IGP

All “frozen” (old) cases that have not been resolved by the Bukit Aman Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (JSJK) will be re-opened for investigation, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Verification mandatory for overseas grads seeking registration with MMC

All overseas medical graduates who wish to register with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) are required to go through the ‘Primary Source Verification’ process for degree verification and transcript effective June 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: | Jul 12 2020 @ 07:00

12MP to address reliance on foreign labour

The 12th Malaysia Plan will address the country’s over-reliance on hard labour, which now numbers some five million foreign workers, including those without permits, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

July 11, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 11 2020 @ 20:00

RM70mil allocation to help construction industry, says Fadillah

The Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has allocated RM70 million for the implementation of several strategic programmes to assist players in the construction industry who were affected by the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 11 2020 @ 18:00

Defence Ministry tells 30,000 non-pensionable Malaysian Armed Forces veterans to register with JHEV to receive aid

The Defence Ministry is still trying to locate and identify about 30,000 non-pensionable Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) veterans who have yet to register with the MAF Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Jul 11 2020 @ 18:00

Group with RM2,500 household income and below to get focus

The government will give serious focus to assist the targeted groups with RM2,500 household income and below, which is the Bottom 40 (B40) group such as Orang Asli community and settlers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jul 11 2020 @ 18:00

PN looking at future collaboration with Dr M's independent bloc

The decision by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and five other members of Parliament aligned to him to remain as independent bloc together with Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) will not undermine Perikatan Nasional (PN) government's stability.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jul 11 2020 @ 16:00

IGP: Sale of national emblems illegal

The use of certain emblems or names for the purposes of trade, business or work is prohibited, said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|NST

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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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).