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June 30, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 30 2020 @ 23:00

After Amanah, DAP wants Shafie-for-PM proposal to be raised at Pakatan presidential council

The DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) has called upon the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council for a meeting to discuss Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) chief Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s nomination as the opposition’s prime minister candidate.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 30 2020 @ 22:00

Dr Mahathir again claims Anwar lacks popularity with Malays to be Pakatan’s PM candidate

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not suitable to as the prime minister candidate as he is allegedly not “popular” among the Malays, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 30 2020 @ 20:00

Additional discounts for MyCity pass beginning tomorrow - Prasarana

Users of all Rapid KL rail and BRT services will enjoy additional discounts of the MyCity pass which are now available for RM5 per day and RM15 for three days, starting tomorrow until Dec 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 30 2020 @ 20:00

MCO: Penang traders offered rental discounts, exemptions

Most owners and building managements in Penang have been very cooperative in offering rental deductions and exemptions to traders during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 30 2020 @ 19:00

Section 17A of MACC Act well-received by organisations

Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 - which can hold commercial organisations liable if an employee or associate is found to be involved in corruption - has been generally well-received, says MACC Senior Assistant Commissioner (Public Education Division) Mohd Nur Lokman Samingan.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: TNB | Jun 30 2020 @ 19:00

2020 second-half ICPT sees non-domestic consumers receiving reduced surcharge

Non-domestic consumers will see a reduced surcharge rate from two sen/kilowatt per hour to zero sen/kilowatt per hour in the second half of this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 30 2020 @ 19:00

Ex-IGP Ismail Omar, ex-Bernama chairman Azman Ujang among seven appointed to MACC advisory board

Twenty-four independent members of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today received their appointment letters.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 30 2020 @ 16:00

Malaysians in Singapore can come home without permit

Malaysians who are stranded in Singapore can now return home without obtaining the MyPass permits.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 30 2020 @ 15:00

Perak offers pathway to legitimacy for farmers illegally working state land

Perak government is ready to grant amnesty to small-scale farmers cultivating State Agricultural Development Corporation of Perak (SADC) land illegally, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 30 2020 @ 09:00

Parliament Speaker to be replaced, Art Harun among candidates being considered

Several non-MPs are being considered to replace Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof ahead of the much anticipated parliament sitting.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 30 2020 @ 09:00

Neighbourhood watch programmes to be rejuvenated: Halimah

The National Unity Ministry will come up with a special module to rejuvenate the neighbourhood watch area (KRT) programme in an effort to attract more community participation.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

June 29, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 29 2020 @ 20:00

Minister: Social Protection Council headed by PM reactivated, focus on post Covid-19 short-term recovery plan

The government today has decided to reactivate the Social Protection Council Malaysia (MySPC) effective immediately, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.|Read more >|Malaymail

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

June 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 29 2020 @ 11:00

New rules: Malaysians to pay RM30-RM150 for Covid-19 test upon return abroad; foreigners pay RM60-RM250

Malaysians returning from overseas will have to pay a range of RM30 to RM150 to be tested for Covid-19 upon entering the country from today onwards, while non-citizens will pay higher fees depending on the type of tests conducted, new rules issued by the government said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 29 2020 @ 12:00

PKR confirms dismissal of five party leaders

The PKR Central Executive Council (MPP) confirms the dismissal of five party leaders today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 29 2020 @ 13:00

‘Second wave unlikely but stay alert’

Come Wednesday, Malaysia will resume even more social and business activities under the recovery movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

June 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 28 2020 @ 23:00

MOE reschedules major exams dates, SPM to be held from Jan 6 to Feb 9, 2021

The Education Ministry (MOE) has announced the rescheduled dates of major examinations, with the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), will be held from Jan 6 to Feb 9, next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 28 2020 @ 20:00

PKR willing to discuss PM candidate issue

PKR said it was willing to hold further discussion surrounding the Pakatan Harapan Plus prime ministerial candidate issue but the decision on the matter must be made by the pact's presidential council.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 28 2020 @ 14:00

Targeted moratorium extension up to banks - Tengku Zafrul

It is up to the banks if they wish to extend the loan moratorium in a targeted way, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 28 2020 @ 09:00

Sexual harassment, social work bills to be tabled by year-end

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is expected to table the proposed bills on sexual harassment and recognition of social work as a profession by the end of this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | Jun 28 2020 @ 13:00

Muhyiddin calls on local authorities, govt agencies assist traders affected by Covid-19

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today called on local authorities and government agencies to be more proactive by going to the ground to meet traders to get to know their problems.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 28 2020 @ 09:00

200,000 jobless youths to get free skills training

Some 200,000 youths who are jobless or retrenched will be retrained under the Skills and Upskilling Programme for free.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 28 2020 @ 06:00

Anwar urges public to reject politics of deception

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called for the rejection of what he described as the politics of deception.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

June 27, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 27 2020 @ 22:00

Dewan Rakyat speaker confirms PM seeking his and deputy Nga’s removal

Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof tonight confirmed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is seeking to replace him as Dewan Rakyat Speaker.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | Jun 27 2020 @ 20:00

Government to continue mega projects that do not require additional funding, PM says

Several mega projects that do not require additional funding will be continued to provide economic opportunities as the government seeks to boost the country’s economy following Covid-19, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jun 27 2020 @ 20:00

Govt formulates law to prevent legal action against delayed housing project

Housing developers and home buyers of projects affected by the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) cannot take legal action against one another, if the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 is passed by Parliament.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 27 2020 @ 20:00

Amanah, DAP non committal, need discussion on Shafie as PM candidate

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) and DAP were non-committal to the proposal of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal being nominated as Pakatan Harapan Plus' (PH Plus) prime ministerial candidate.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 27 2020 @ 19:00

Singapore, Malaysia agree to allow certain residents to return for short-term home leave

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to establish a Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) to allow residents from both nations who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes in the other country to periodically return to their home countries for short-term home leave.|Read more >|SunDaily

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

June 27, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 27 2020 @ 19:00

Dr M: Shafie Apdal as PM was ‘unanimous’ decision with DAP, Amanah, Warisan

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed endorsing Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as the Opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, after a video clip leak earlier today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 27 2020 @ 13:00

Shafie Apdal being pushed as Pakatan's PM choice

Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) is being pushed to be Pakatan Harapan's choice for Prime Minister by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 27 2020 @ 13:00

PM: Covid-19 SOPs to remain in place until vaccine found

The government will continue to enforce Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the country until a vaccine is found, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kg Baru redevelopment | Jun 27 2020 @ 12:00

Review of Kg Baru plan

The direction of the redevelopment of Kampung Baru is now up in the air, with the authorities reviewing plans for the city's last Malay enclave.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 27 2020 @ 11:00

About 7,000 childcare operators to receive Penjana grants

About 7,000 operators of childcare centres are expected to receive grants of up to RM5,000 each allocated to them by the government under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 27 2020 @ 10:00

Sexual harassment, social work bills to be tabled by year-end

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is expected to table the proposed bills on sexual harassment and recognition of social work as a profession by the end of this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 27 2020 @ 07:00

PAS submits motion of confidence on PM for tabling in Parliament, says Takiyuddin

PAS has submitted a motion of confidence on Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for tabling and debate in the Parliament session beginning July 13.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 27 2020 @ 07:00

No to flip-flop or compromising on a worn-out situation, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he is not willing to return to a past situation and that the country needs to move forward, in an apparent rejection of the suggestion that people would not support Pakatan Harapan’s attempt at a comeback if he is the designated prime minister.|Read more >|TheStar

June 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF | Jun 26 2020 @ 19:00

Full EPF withdrawal at age 55 remains

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has taken note of the World Bank's suggestion to gradually raise the age when members can make full withdrawal of Accounts 1 and 2 of their retirement savings from 55 to 65.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 26 2020 @ 12:00

Who would win in a snap election? Dr Mahathir says neither he nor Muhyiddin

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would not win an early general election if he called one now, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said, but not because the Perikatan Nasional would lose.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 26 2020 @ 12:00

It’s not personal but he’s just not popular, Dr Mahathir says of Anwar

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said his refusal to back Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the Pakatan Plus grouping’s choice for prime minister was not due to any distrust of the latter, but a matter of pragmatism.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jun 26 2020 @ 09:00

Malaysia’s ageing population challenge: World Bank moots RM350 monthly govt-funded ‘social pension’ for B40 elderly as a start

The concern of whether Malaysia’s fast-ageing population would have enough savings to live out their days in retirement could be addressed by having the government fund a “social pension”, such as a RM350 monthly payment to senior citizens in the B40 group, the World Bank has suggested.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jun 26 2020 @ 08:00

JKKMAR backs recommendation for more transparent guidelines on licences, permits

The Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) yesterday agreed in principle with the recommendation of the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) for all ministries and agencies that issue permits and licences to come up with guidelines for licence applications that must be published online.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jun 26 2020 @ 07:00

Asset declaration a must

All elected representatives in the government must declare their assets within three months from the date they were sworn in, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 26 2020 @ 07:00

Virtual job hunt to help PTPTN borrowers find work

A virtual job hunt is being organised to help National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers find employment.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 26 2020 @ 06:00

Why is Umno itching for snap polls? Pundits say party believes it can sweep the field

Political pundits have observed that Umno is raring for the general elections to be called early as it is confident it will benefit greatly from its new partnership with PAS under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) banner.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 25 2020 @ 20:00

Tok Mat urges PM to dissolve Parliament, hold general elections

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has urged Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to dissolve Parliament and pave the way for a general election to be held following the current political uncertainty.|Read more >|NST

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June 25, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jun 25 2020 @ 17:00

Go into modern agriculture to ensure food security, minister tells co-ops

The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry, through the Cooperative Commission of Malaysia, wants local cooperatives to be expand into various activities, particularly in modern agriculture to address the issue of food security in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 25 2020 @ 17:00

Penang gov't waives charges on hotel fees for six months

Effective next month, the Penang government will waive hotel fee charges for six months to further boost domestic tourism.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 25 2020 @ 15:00

Incomplete databases, poor coordination and ensuring benefits reach the ground among challenges faced by govt in dispersing aid, says minister

Despite announcing and dispersing various economic stimulus packages in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, issues such as incomplete databases, coordination and challenges in making sure the aid actually reaches those in need are still plaguing the government, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Survey | Jun 25 2020 @ 13:00

Ipsos poll shows Malaysians now massively against refugees, 82pc want borders closed

Malaysian respondents in a global Ipsos survey showed they were among those most in favour of closing their countries off to refugees in the current Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 25 2020 @ 08:00

Compound exemption for late business registration renewals extended

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) will extend the period of compound exemption for late business registration renewals until Dec 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jun 25 2020 @ 07:00

Negri MB: Foreigners can now purchase property in state worth at least RM1mil

Foreigners can now buy landed property worth at least RM1mil in Negri Sembilan, which is down from the RM2mil threshold before, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

June 24, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 24 2020 @ 23:00

Tekun Nasional to launch Mobilepreneur 2.0 financing scheme for delivery riders

Tekun Nasional will soon launch the Tekun Mobilepreneur 2.0 financing scheme to provide financing of up to RM10,000 to delivery riders for the purchase of a new motorcycle and working capital.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 24 2020 @ 20:00

FAQs on school reopening: School bus and van drivers

The Transport Ministry's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) requires school bus and van drivers to be screened for Covid-19 symptoms before they are allowed to ferry students, aside from putting face masks on while they are on duty.|Read more >|NST

  • FAQs on school reopening: Online learning|Read more >|NST

  • FAQs on schools reopening: Parents should send, fetch kids |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jun 24 2020 @ 18:00

1MDB audit tampering: Najib, Arul Kanda claim trial to amended charges

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy pleaded not guilty at the High Court here today to the amended charges related to the 1MDB audit report.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jun 24 2020 @ 17:00

Negri MB: Foreigners can now purchase property in state worth at least RM1mil

Foreigners can now buy landed property worth at least RM1mil in Negri Sembilan, which is down from the RM2mil threshold before, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 24 2020 @ 09:00

Creating comprehensive platforms to help startups, SMEs

The National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) and National Regulatory Sandbox (NRS) are creating a comprehensive innovation platform to help startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 242020 @ 07:00

After stalemate with allies, PKR rather face snap polls than force no-confidence vote in Parliament

PKR is expected to put its resources into facing a snap election rather than support a no-confidence vote in Parliament, sources have divulged amid an impasse over Pakatan Harapan (PH) and its allies’ choice of prime minister candidate.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jun 24 2020 @ 08:00

Foreign workers, UNHCR cardholders not allowed to enter Selayang market: DBKL

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is sticking by its decision to ban foreign workers and United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders from entering or working at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market (PBKL) in Selayang, here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 24 2020 @ 07:00

One-stop portal for biz registration and licence

Thinking about starting your own business but stressed over the tedious process of registering your business and licence?|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jun 23 2020 @ 22:00

Penang plans another land reclamation project

In the face of widespread opposition to its previous reclamation projects, Penang is planning yet another one.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 232020 @ 19:00

Dr M explains why he wants to be PM for third time, and won’t accept being ‘minister mentor’

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who has the distinction of being Malaysia’s prime minister twice, today said he aspired to the position again instead of as an advisor because his past successors have ignored his advice in governing the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

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June 23, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 23 2020 @ 17:00

Education Ministry cuts school holidays this year in 2020 term revision

The Education Ministry (MOE) today announced changes to the academic term this year to help schools better plan lessons that have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the movement control order (MCO) since March.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 232020 @ 16:00

Dr M says will pull out of Pakatan Plus, won't accept minister mentor post

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will quit Pakatan Plus but continue working with DAP and Amanah after PKR rejected the "Mahathir-Anwar" combination for prime minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF | Jun 23 2020 @ 14:00

Additional FMI platforms on EPF’s I-Invest

The Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF) announced that it has connected five additional platforms from six fund management institutions to its i-Invest self-service online facility.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt:FT | Jun 23 2020 @ 14:00

DBKL clears air over controversial notice barring refugees from wholesale market

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has come out to clear the air over an in-house notice that went viral over social media recently about a ban on refugees shopping at Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO Jun 23 2020 @ 12:00

Pre-schools, kindergartens still on track for July 1 reopening

Pre-schools and kindergartens nationwide will re-open on July 1 as planned, Deputy Education Minister I, Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 232020 @ 09:00

Anwar rejects six-month transition as unworkable, but open to Dr Mahathir as minister mentor

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he would not accept Pakatan Harapan’s proposal for him to succeed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister after six months as the arrangement would come at a heavy cost to the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

June 22, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Jun 22 2020 @ 23:00

Umno Youth wants RCI on Tabung Haji

Umno Youth has called on the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Tabung Haji to investigate all allegations of misappropriation in the institution.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 22 2020 @ 23:00

Perak agriculture development body allocates RM64.8m for agropreneur scheme

Perak State Agriculture Development Corporation (PPPNP) has allocated RM64.8 million for the agropreneur scheme to boost the number of agropreneurs in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jun 22 2020 @ 21:00

Freeze on recruitment of foreign workers until year-end, says Saravanan

There will be no new intake of foreign workers in all sectors until the year-end as locals will be given priority to fill up vacancies, according to Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 22 2020 @ 09:00

SME Bank helps contractors, entrepreneurs weather pandemic

SME Bank is implementing several initiatives as part of its digital transformation programme, in line with the government's economic stimulus packages to help small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) weather the Covid-19 crisis.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 22 2020 @ 08:00

RM102m Penjana fund for single mothers, the disabled

A total of RM102 million of allocation approved under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) will be distributed in the near future to single mothers and the disabled, said Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff.|Read more >|SunDaily

June 21, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 212020 @ 23:00

Anwar says rejected DPM route to become PM, hints at mistrust of Dr Mahathir

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he had rejected the proposal of him temporarily becoming deputy prime minister while Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad becomes prime minister again, due to suspicions based on past negative experiences and as he believed it would lead to the old issue of power transition becoming a focus again.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 21 2020 @ 09:00

CAPP to protect community against Covid-19: Dr Adham Baba

Malaysia, which is in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, now requires every member of the society to play a role as a frontliner in the fight against the deadly virus.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 212020 @ 07:00

Now just one of many Malay parties in Perikatan, analysts say Bersatu unlikely to get preferential treatment for seats

When the fledgling Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) contested the 14th general election with Pakatan Harapan, it was given an unlikely 52 seats to contest despite being the smallest and youngest party in the coalition.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 21 2020 @ 08:00

FT Ministry to launch five programs to tackle urban poverty, loss of jobs

The government through the Federal Territories Ministry will implement five large-scale programmes to help tackle urban poverty and loss of jobs, said its minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 21 2020 @ 07:00

TOL arrears of 78 fish breeders waived in Johor

The Johor government has exempted 78 fish breeders in Kukup and Ayer Masin from paying almost RM700,000 in temporary occupation licence (TOL) arrears.|Read more >|TheStar

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

June 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 202020 @ 21:00

Ministry to help production houses with Penjana loans

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will be focusing on assisting local production houses to produce more movies and dramas in the next six months, through soft loans totalling RM100 million under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 202020 @ 15:00

Four million domestic users get three months’ free electricity supply

A total of four million or 52.2% of domestic users of electricity with a monthly bill of up to RM77 or 300kWh usage will enjoy free supply for three months under the Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik scheme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 202020 @ 14:00

TNB suspends electricity disconnection until Sept 20

Consumers most affected by a surge in electricity consumption charges during the Movement Control Order (MCO) are those whose tariff block was between 301 and 600 kilowatt hour (kWh), said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Chini by-election | Jun 202020 @ 12:00

Three-cornered fight in Chini by-election

The Chini state by-election on July 4 is a three-cornered fight between Barisan Nasional (BN) and two independent candidates, said returning officer Datuk Zaliza Zulkipli.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Jun 202020 @ 09:00

School reopening management guidelines finalised

The Ministry of Education (MOE), Rural Development Ministry and National Unity Ministry today finalised the preschool reopening management guidelines.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Jun 202020 @ 07:00

Mega projects in Penang to go ahead

Penang will go ahead with its mega projects under the RM46bil Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) and also the RM100mil Penang Hill cable car project even without funding from the Federal Government.State Works Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari said everything was still on schedule and any delay was only because of the Covid-19 movement control order.|Read more >|TheStar

June 19, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 192020 @ 22:00

Dr Mahathir: Meaningless to discuss PM candidate if no support from Malay MPs

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that the prime minister candidate is secondary when compared to winning the Parliamentary majority.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 192020 @ 20:00

Non-pensionable Armed Forces veterans urged to register with JHEV for assistance

All non-pensionable veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) who have yet to register with the ATM Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) should do so to benefit from the various aid in cash and kind to be disbursed to them.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 192020 @ 19:00

DAP, Amanah urge PKR to ‘return to consensus’ on Dr M as PM

DAP and Amanah today urged PKR to return to Pakatan Harapan’s consensus to back Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the ninth prime minister if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim fails to achieve majority support in parliament.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jun 192020 @ 19:00

Umno and three others to get back RM194m seized by MACC

The government has failed in its bid to forfeit over RM194 million seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) from Umno, Wanita MCA and two companies.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 192020 @ 15:00

Home Ministry personnel's incentive payments to be extended

The government will extend incentive payments for 1,200 Home Ministry personnel and officers serving at 98 facilities in rural areas nationwide.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 192020 @ 15:00

PKR rejects Dr Mahathir but leaves open channel of discussion as long as Anwar the PM candidate

The PKR central leadership council (MPP) today rejected the suggestion that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad be nominated as Pakatan Plus’ prime minister candidate, saying it will stick by its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 192020 @ 13:00

8,000 Sabah PKR members leave party

Up to 8,000 members, or five per cent of Sabah PKR's total membership of 170,000, left the party today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Jun 192020 @ 09:00

Sarawak PKR reaffirms support for Anwar as PM candidate

Sarawak PKR today said it wants party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be the candidate for prime minister in the event Patakan Harapan (PH) takes back the federal government from Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Jun 192020 @ 09:00

Selangor govt deferring land premium payments, exempting property rentals for May

The Selangor government extended the period for the payment of land premiums and the exemption of rent for premises owned by local authorities as an initiative to restore the state’s economy following the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 192020 @ 09:00

'Buying local goods will help firms survive'

EARLIER this month, the government rolled out the Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) to rejuvenate the economy, which was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 192020 @ 07:00

National Unity Advisory Council set up

The National Unity Ministry has set up the National Unity Advisory Council (MPPN) to advise the government on matters of unity and national reconciliation efforts.|Read more >|TheStar

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Covid-19 RM10bil Government Assistance & Aid for SMEs

announced on April 06, 2020

In addition to the RM250bil economic stimulus package announced on March 27, 2020, the government unveiled a new RM10bil stimulus package to aid SMEs' cashflow.

[Full text] PM's speech on Additional Prihatin SME Economic Stimulus Package|Read more >|NST

Wage subsidy programme

The government will increase the wage subsidy of monthly RM600 per worker in accordance with the size of the company.

  • RM600 for companies with up to 200 pax (previously limited to 100 pax)

  • RM800  for companies with 76 to 200 pax

  • RM1200 for companies with up to 75 pax

This assistance is for a 3-month period

 

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).