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ANM in the News Archive March 21 - 31,  2020

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Covid-19 Malaysian Government Assistance & Aid

PRIHATIN Economic Stimulus Package

(announced on March 27, 2020)

PM's full speech on Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package

What follows is the full text of the speech by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who announced details of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package on Friday.|Read more >|NST

TM outlines initiatives supporting Prihatin

Telekom Malaysia Bhd has put in place various initiatives in support of Prihatin Rakyat economic stimulus package (Prihatin) and the nation – for customers, employees and those in need throughout the extended Movement Control Period (MCO) period.|Read more >|NST

Under Wage Subsidy Programme, employers cannot lay off workers

The Human Resources Ministry, through the Social Security Organisation (Socso), will implement a Wage Subsidy Programme to safeguard the welfare of employers and employees.|Read more >|NST

Azmin: Putrajaya has database to quickly deliver assistance for B40, SMEs but not much data on M40

The federal government is confident that it can push out the various financial assistance under the RM250 billion Covid-19 stimulus care package to the B40 and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a speedy manner.|Read more >Malaymail

 

PM: Nine million Malaysians eligible for BPN cash payment

About nine million Malaysians will receive a one-off cash payment under the Bantuan Prihatin National (BPN) scheme as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.|Read more >|NST

Electricity rebates: TNB pledges another RM150mil

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has pledged RM150 million to support the government’s announcement on tiered electricity rebate to assist Malaysians hit by the economic slowdown following the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

Income replacement benefit extended to PUI from B40 group

The government has extended the benefit for income replacement to the B40 group quarantined as patient under investigation (PUI) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.|Read more >|NST

PM announces RM250b stimulus package

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced a RM250 billion injection with the objective of protecting the people, supporting businesses and strengthening the economy to weather the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

'Prihatin Rakyat' package: RM10b set aside for one-off payments to various groups

Lower income (B40) and middle-income (M40) families are set to receive cash handouts totalling RM10 billion in the recently announced People-Centric Economic Stimulus package (Prihatin) by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.|Read more >Malaymail

6-month rental waiver for PPR residents

People's Housing Project (PPR) residents and federal government-owned premises, including school canteens, nurseries, cafes, and convenience stores are entitled to a six-month rental waiver.|Read more >|NST

Muhyiddin unveils RM250bil economic stimulus package

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has on Friday (March 27) unveiled an economic stimulus package known as package prihatin or caring package valued at RM250bil that will benefit all Malaysians.|Read more >|TheStar

Stimulus package: RM1,600 to almost 4 million household with income of RM4,000 and below

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) today announced a RM250 billion stimulus package that promises to ensure that everyone from the M40 to the poor and needy will receive monetary assistance from the government.|Read more >|SunDaily

Government allocates RM5.9b in salary subsidies to prevent retrenchment

The federal government will introduce a Salary Subsidy Programme to assist employers retain their workers.|Read more >Malaymail

PM: Free internet and additional electricity discounts throughout MCO

Free internet will be offered to all existing consumers under the economic stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

RM25 million set aside for vulnerable groups

The government has set aside RM25 million under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) to help people who are vulnerable to the adverse impact of Covid-19 towards the economy of the country.|Read more >|NST

Higher Education students to receive one-off RM200 each

Higher Education students will receive a one-off payment of RM200 each as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package announced to cushion the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|NST

PM: SMEs get RM4.5b in credit to stem Covid-19 fallout

Small and medium enterprises, including microbusinesses, will receive an additional RM4.5 billion in credit to help stem the fallout from Covid-19, the government announced today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

PM: Nine million Malaysians eligible for BPN cash payment

About nine million Malaysians will receive a one-off cash payment under the Bantuan Prihatin National (BPN) scheme as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.|Read more >|NST

Health Ministry gets extra RM1bil allocation under stimulus package

The government has announced an additional RM1 billion allocation for the Health Ministry (MoH) as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.|Read more >|NST

Federal and State Governments' Initiatives

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March 31, 2020

Covid-19: Six months exemption of HRDF levy for employers

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) will grant levy exemption to more than 30,000 of its registered employers for six months, beginning April.|Read more >|NST

Felda takes proactive measures to lessen settlers' burden

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has stepped up its support in addressing the challenges of Covid-19.|Read more >|NST

Penang exco: All city council frontliners to receive one-off RM300 allowance tomorrow

The state government’s one-off RM300 payment to frontliners will be paid out to all 4,991 city council frontline workers tomorrow, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said.|Read more >Malaymail

FAQs relating to the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) 2020

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) 2020 announced under the government’s economic stimulus package.|Read more >|TheStar

 

March 30, 2020

Pahang announces RM4.25m additional initiatives

The Pahang state government today announced five additional initiatives totalling RM4.25 million to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

Perak MB announces additional aid

The state government today announced incentives for the Orang Asli community, as well as the unsung heroes comprising cleaners, rubbish collectors and grass-cutters, to help cushion the Covid-19 economic impact.|Read more >|NST

Wong Chen says Opposition MPs now getting RM100k from PM for community, intends to use during Covid-19 period

The federal government has agreed to allocate RM100,000 to each Opposition MP to spend on the community in their areas, PKR’s Subang MP Wong Chen said today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

MCO: Sabah rural development ministry to channel special aid to B40 group

The Sabah Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has been tasked with coordinating the distribution of special aid allowances to the poor and hardcore poor as well as the B40 or lower-income group in the state under the Covid-19 Stimulus Package.|Read more >|SunDaily

Covid-19: Selangor provides free accommodation for frontliners

The Selangor state government has provided free accommodation in the form of 287 hotel rooms for frontliners fighting the Covid-19 outbreak in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 302020 @ 07:00

Ismail Sabri: Food aid ruling to protect NGOs

The directive for NGOs to channel their food donations to the Welfare Department is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

Register with LHDN for cash incentive, says Finance Ministry

Those who are eligible for financial assistance under the new economic stimulus package must register with the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN), says the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

3,000 personnel to deliver food to villages

The State Government has assigned machineries involving 3,000 personnel to deliver food supplies to villages in all the districts throughout Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 29, 2020

Land and Survey Dept confirms 30 pct discount on 2020 land rent

The Land and Survey Department has confirmed that any land rent payable for this year will have a 30 per cent discount.|Read more >| BorneoPost

Fatimah: Special aid committee to distribute food during extended MCO

A State Special Food Aid Committee (SSFAC) has been formed to help needy families and those with low or no income during the extended movement control order.|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 28, 2020

MCO: JKM offices to be turned into food collection centres

Social Welfare Department (JKM) district offices will be turned into food collection centres for items donated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

Telcos: Postpaid, prepaid customers to get 1GB of free high-speed internet during MCO

All postpaid and prepaid customers will receive 1GB of free high-speed internet per day as part of RM1bil worth of initiatives from telecommunication companies to help customers remain connected during the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

Covid-19: Insurance policy holders can undergo screenings in private hospitals

Malaysians with insurance and takaful (syariah compliant) policies can now go for the Covid-19 screening test at any of the country’s private medical facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

Penang traders can check RM500 eligibility next month

A total 14,012 licensed hawkers and petty traders in Penang can check their eligibility for the one-off RM500 aid on April 1 and April 6.|Read more >|SunDaily

March 27, 2020

Dr Wee: LPJ, PAK to give six-month rental exemption to complement economic stimulus package

The Transport Ministry has announced additional initiatives to help alleviate the adverse economic effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

 

BNM: Covid-19 affected Insurance & Takaful participants can defer premium/contribution payments

Life insurers and family takaful operators will allow Covid-19 affected policyholders and takaful participants the option to defer the regular premium or contribution payments due under life insurance policies and family takaful certificates for three months without affecting the policy coverage, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).|Read more >|SunDaily

RM500 for patients, family members

The State Government has taken yet another step to ease the burden of Sabahans who are affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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March 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 15:00

Minister asks donors to list out contributions to prevent overlaps in fight against Covid-19

Malaysians donating directly to ministries and government agencies should provide a manifest of their contributions so authorities can more effectively distribute supplies and avoid overlaps, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. |Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 14:00

Channel aid via Welfare Department, Ismail Sabri tells NGOs

The authorities have directed non-government organisations (NGOs) to channel aid via the Welfare Department (JKM) to reduce the risk of transmission.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 11:00

Sarawak to enlist service of military to send food supplies to rural areas

The Sarawak government will use the service of the military and several government agencies to send food supplies to remote areas in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 10:00

Three types of drugs can be used for treatment of Covid-19 patients: Health DG

The drugs Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and a combination of Lopinavir-Ritonavirwhich, which are all available in Malaysia for treating other ailments can be used for the treatment of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 10:00

Groups ask Putrajaya to let them keep helping the needy, advise against central aid distribution

Over 120 groups are jointly urging the government to reconsider its move to stop them from sending food to households at risk during the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 07:00

Compliance at 97% as 614 held for defying MCO

More than 400 people have been arrested recently for not adhering to the movement control order (MCO), bringing the total number of those detained to 614, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 292020 @ 07:00

‘Don’t give out food during MCO period’

 The Penang government has urged non-governmental organisations and Good Samaritans not to give out food directly to the public during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 292020

Land and Survey Dept confirms 30 pct discount on 2020 land rent

The Land and Survey Department has confirmed that any land rent payable for this year will have a 30 per cent discount.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 292020

Fatimah: Special aid committee to distribute food during extended MCO

A State Special Food Aid Committee (SSFAC) has been formed to help needy families and those with low or no income during the extended movement control order.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

March 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 19:00

Education Ministry to reschedule major exams in Malaysia following MCO extension

Some 1,000 homeless people in the capital will be placed at three National Service Training Programme (PLKN) camps during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 19:00

MCO: JKM offices to be turned into food collection centres

Social Welfare Department (JKM) district offices will be turned into food collection centres for items donated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Edu Ministry introduces guidelines on online teaching, learning platforms

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has rescheduled centralised and other major examinations following the extension of the movement control order until April 14.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Covid-19: Education Ministry FAQs for MCO period

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Education Ministry (MOE) during the movement control order (MCO) period. It touches upon the ministry’s Digital Learning platform.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 12:00

FT minister: Various agencies join hands to disinfect Covid-19 hotspots in KL to contain outbreak

The Federal Territories Ministry will lead a multi-agency effort to disinfect Covid-19 hotspots in the city in order to contain the outbreak.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Telcos: Postpaid, prepaid customers to get 1GB of free high-speed internet during MCO

All postpaid and prepaid customers will receive 1GB of free high-speed internet per day as part of RM1bil worth of initiatives from telecommunication companies to help customers remain connected during the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 282020 @ 12:00

Edu Ministry introduces guidelines on online teaching, learning platforms

The Education Ministry has provided guidelines detailing the roles and responsibilities of administrators, teachers, parents and students to ensure the smooth delivery of teaching and learning throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 10:00

Singapore entry: Additional measures for long-term pass holders

In view of the heightened risk of importation of Covid-19 cases, Singapore will implement additional precautionary measures for all Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders who are entering or returning to the republic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 09:00

Covid-19: Insurance policy holders can undergo screenings in private hospitals

Malaysians with insurance and takaful (syariah compliant) policies can now go for the Covid-19 screening test at any of the country’s private medical facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 282020 @ 09:00

Penang traders can check RM500 eligibility next month

A total 14,012 licensed hawkers and petty traders in Penang can check their eligibility for the one-off RM500 aid on April 1 and April 6.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 07:00

Covid-19: Kepong, Klang now red zones, Lembah Pantai and Hulu Langat top two districts nationwide

Kepong and Klang are now officially red zones or Covid-19 hotspots with more than 40 cases each, and Lembah Pantai continues to record the highest number of Covid-19 patients while Hulu Langat has overtaken Petaling Jaya in terms of Covid-19 case numbers, the latest data released yesterday showed.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 282020 @ 07:00

Dos and don’ts of work and travel during MCO

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) for activities under the jurisdiction of the Home Ministry during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|TheStar

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March 27, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Mar 272020 @ 23:00

Finance minister: Prihatin package is a short-term stimulus, not Budget 2020

While the new People-Centric Economic Stimulus package (Prihatin) appears to have its detractors, finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz has reminded them that it’s a short-term solution to a problem that no one has any idea how to fix.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 272020 @ 22:00

Dr Wee: LPJ, PAK to give six-month rental exemption to complement economic stimulus package

The Transport Ministry has announced additional initiatives to help alleviate the adverse economic effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 272020 @ 20:00

BNM: Covid-19 affected Insurance & Takaful participants can defer premium/contribution payments

Life insurers and family takaful operators will allow Covid-19 affected policyholders and takaful participants the option to defer the regular premium or contribution payments due under life insurance policies and family takaful certificates for three months without affecting the policy coverage, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 272020 @ 18:00

Polytechnic, community college final exams will not be held: Ministry

The Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) has decided that final examinations or assessments for diploma or professional certificate programmes, at polytechnic and community colleges for the December 2019 session, will not be held.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 272020 @ 07:00

Work-related FAQs during the MCO

Below are some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the Human Resources Ministry in connection to the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 272020

RM500 for patients, family members

The State Government has taken yet another step to ease the burden of Sabahans who are affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 23:00

Socso launches programme to assist workers who have lost jobs

The Human Resources Ministry, through its agency, the Social Security Organisation (Socso), has launched the Employment Retention Programme (ERP) to assist workers who have lost their jobs.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 23:00

Penang rickshaw peddlers to receive three-month aid payout

The Penang government will issue full payments for April to June to rickshaw peddlers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak next month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 22:00

Are you living in one of these 39 districts with zero Covid-19 cases? Check out this new map

Malaysia’s total number of Covid-19 cases shot past 2,000 today and the viral outbreak has spread throughout the country, but a new map shown by the health director-general today shows that there are actually 39 districts with zero cases.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 22:00

Govt to enforce Enhanced MCO on two areas in Johor

The government has decided to enforce an Enhanced Movement Control Order on two locations in Johor.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Smartphone app to track contacts of Covid-19 patients

The government will launch a smartphone application that will be able track the contacts of Covid-19 patients in a bid to tackle the outbreak.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Govt provides RM21b assistance for Malaysians amid Covid-19, more to come

For almost any country in the world, winning the war against Covid-19 is now the agenda of utmost importance. Hence strong support, especially from the government, is crucial to strengthen the entire ‘defence’ system.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Food supply heading to students on campus during MCO

Students in higher learning institutions who are experiencing shortage of food supplies during the Movement Control Order (MCO) can rest assured that the problem will be resolved as Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia (PFBM) will help them.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Negri MB: Ramadan bazaars not allowed in the state this year

The Negri Sembilan government has decided not to allow any Ramadan bazaars in the state this year, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 18:00

Govt to distribute face masks to over 8.6 million households: Ismail Sabri

The government will soon be distributing face masks to 8.63 million households nationwide, Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 17:00

Negri announces various aid measures for those affected by Covid-19

Negri Sembilan will provide cash aid amounting to almost RM14mil to those affected by Covid-19, covering vocations ranging from hawkers to healthcare workers and even those who tested positive for the disease.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 16:00

24-hour Talian Kasih hotline to help deal with mental turmoil during MCO

Those struggling with emotional breakdowns due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) can call the Talian Kasih helpline to seek help and emotional support.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 16:00

MCO to be tightened further, new procedures to be announced Saturday

The government will no longer tolerate those who disregard the directives of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 262020 @ 15:00

Release funds for all MPs to help Covid-19 fight, Putrajaya told

 Julau Member of Parliament Larry Sng today appealed to the federal government to release the RM500,000 allocation for Opposition lawmakers so they can help those affected by the movement control order.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 11:00

Deferment of six-month PTPTN loan repayment automatic for those without arrears

The government's move to extend the deferment of PTPTN loans by six months will automatically extend the repayment period for all borrowers by the same length.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020 @ 07:00

Malaysians: Deferral helpful but comes with a cost

The government’s decision to allow the deferment of loan repayments to cushion the economic fallout on account of the Covid-19 pandemic drew mixed reactions from Malaysians.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 262020

30% power bill cut, free water for three months among 15 measures

The National Security Council (NSC) has released a list of non-essential services allowed to be open or operated within certain limits during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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March 25, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 21:00

OYO, SPEEDHOME offer rooms to medical personnel

OYO Malaysia has come forward to offer healthcare personnel treating Covid-19 cases free rooms at its partner hotels within a 5km radius of Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Shah Alam and Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 19:00

JHEV to pay out RM5.3m to MAF veterans: Ismail Sabri

The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) will be channeling funds from its collection including matching grant exceeding RM5.3 million to 74 veterans associations.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 19:00

Penang govt allocates RM75m to disbursed as aid

The Penang government will allocate up to RM75 million under an initiative to rejuvenate the economy that has been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 17:00

Minister: RM63.6m aid for Federal Territories, including RM84,000 for feeding the homeless amid shutdown

The Cabinet today approved an aid package under the new “Wilayah Cakna” initiative worth RM63.6 million to help out small businesses, Covid-19 frontliners and patients, and residents in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan to help them cope amid the government’s movement control order.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 252020 @ 19:00

DAP rep urges PM to release allocations to help constituents

An elected representative from DAP is pleading with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to release annual allocations meant for assemblymen to assist their constituents during the Covid-19 crisis.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Mar 252020 @ 13:00

UPUOnline application for SPM holders extended to April 7

The UPUOnline application for university entrance has been extended to April 7, in light of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 11:00

Interest rates will continue to accrue on deferred loan payments, Bank Negara reminds borrowers

Individuals and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that do not wish or need to avail of the flexibilities of loan and financing repayments can continue with their current repayment structures, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 252020 @ 14:00

MCO extended until April 14

The movement control order (MCO), imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, will be extended until April 14, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special address today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 252020 @ 10:00

PM says loan moratoriums, credit restructuring worth RM100b

The government’s move to freeze loan repayments for six months due to the coronavirus disease will provide relief worth RM100 billion to Malaysians, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 252020 @ 08:00

No need to renew expired driving license: Wee Ka Siong

Effective today, drivers whose licences have expired are allowed to drive during the remainder of the Movement Control Order (MCO) without renewing their driving licence.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 252020 @ 07:00

‘Focus on protecting jobs, households’

The second round of economic package to cushion the impact of Covid-19 should have a slight change of strategy from “stimulating” the economy to “protecting” the productive potential as both the health and economic crises worsen, says Khazanah Research Institute (KRI).|Read more >|TheStar

March 24, 2020

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 242020 @ 23:00

MIER calls on Putrajaya to set aside RM95b to cushion Covid-19 economic impact

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has proposed that the government set aside an extraordinary crisis budget of RM95 billion to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 20:00

Renewal of expiring road tax and driving licence exempted during MCO period

Vehicle owners whose road tax or driving licence expires from today can breathe easy as the Transport Ministry has exempted their renewal until the movement control order (MCO) is lifted.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 242020 @ 18:00

Welfare Dept monthly aid recipients to get cash 15 days early this month

Some 500,000 recipients of the Welfare Department's monthly assistance will get their aid early, starting Wednesday (March 25).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 242020 @ 12:00

Jakim launches Covid-19 fund to help Malaysia’s Muslims in need

The Malaysian Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) has launched a fund to help Muslim communities affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 10:00

Transport minister: Receipts can pass for road tax, licence during MCO

Malaysians may present proof of payment in lieu of the road tax stickers and driving licences they may be unable to collect during the movement control order (MCO), Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 242020 @ 11:00

Disaster response network to coordinate GLC and GLIC Covid-19 aid

The Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) and Government-Linked Investment Companies’ (GLICs) Disaster Response Network, together with various partners, is working and coordinating these companies’ support in assisting the Health Ministry to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 10:00

Transport minister: Receipts can pass for road tax, licence during MCO

Malaysians may present proof of payment in lieu of the road tax stickers and driving licences they may be unable to collect during the movement control order (MCO), Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 242020 @ 08:00

KTMB to suspend interstate, intercity services

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be suspending its interstate and intercity train services, beginning Wednesday until the end of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 22:00

Opposition reps in Selangor excluded from special allocations

Opposition assemblymen in Selangor will be excluded from receiving the RM30,000 special allocation each that was announced in the state economic stimulus package last week.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 22:00

RM3.58m special funds to help people affected by MCO, says Pahang MB

The Pahang state government today announced a special allocation of RM3.58 million for 17,935 people in the state following the imposition of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >Malaymail

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March 23, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 21:00

Finance Ministry: Can apply for i-Lestari withdrawal facility from April 1

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors can apply for the i-Lestari withdrawal facility beginning Apr 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 21:00

Laksana to monitor implementation of economic stimulus package

The Finance Ministry today announced the establishment of the Unit for the Implementation and Coordination of National Agencies on the Economic Stimulus Package (Laksana).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 

Abang Johari announces RM1.15 billion aid package for Sarawakians

The state government has announced the Sarawakku Sayang Special Aid Package worth more than RM1.15 billion to help Sarawakians face the economic uncertainties made worse by the Coronavirus DIsease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 232020 @ 15:00

NSC to decide on March 30 if MCO will be extended

Malaysians will find out by March 30 if the two-week movement control order (MCO) will be extended.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 15:00

Govt will allow Malaysians to withdraw RM500 from EPF monthly

Malaysians will be allowed to withdraw part of their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings, as the government looks to cushion the impact of Covid-19 on the people.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 15:00

Deferment of PTPTN loan repayments extended

The government has agreed to extend further the deferment of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) monthly loan repayments.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 15:00

PM: Govt to buy face masks and distribute to public for free

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin today announced that the government will purchase and distribute face masks to all Malaysians for free, in a bid to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 15:00

Govt provides RM500mil to Health Ministry to combat Covid-19

The government will channel RM500mil to the Health Ministry to support its efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 232020 @ 15:00

Public transport hours limited during MCO period

Operation hours of the public transport services will be limited during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 232020 @ 09:00

MCO: No travelling between Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak

Travelling from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak, and vice versa, is not allowed throughout the enforcement period of the Movement Control Order (MCO), according to the Foreign Ministry.|Read more >|NST

March 22, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 232020 @ 00:00

Covid-19: 17 incentives by Perlis govt to ease people’s burden

The Perlis government today announced 17 special incentives to ease the burden of the people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 222020 @ 23:00

Nadma clarifies eligibility for Covid-19 fund

Malaysian workers who have lost their source of income or are not being paid throughout the duration of the Movement Control Order are eligible to seek assistance from the Covid-19 Fund, said National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Mar 222020 @ 21:00

Health Ministry to hire retired medical staff to help at Covid-19 designated hospitals

The Health Ministry is hiring retired medical staff and specialists to ensure adequate manpower at Covid-19 designated hospitals.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 222020 @ 21:00

Health Ministry can conduct 16,000 screenings a day by April, says D-G

The Health Ministry expects to be able to carry out 16,000 Covid-19 screenings a day by April compared to just 3,500 now.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 222020 @ 18:00

Covid-19: Supply of critical goods enough to meet demand, says FMM

There will be enough supply of critical goods for the rakyat during the movement control order (MCO) due to the strong partnership between the public and private sectors, says the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 222020 @ 17:00

Pahang providing aid for those hit hard by MCO

The Pahang government will provide assistance to 13,200 individuals whose livelihoods have been badly affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 222020 @ 15:00

Covid-19: EAC wants public feedback to formulate economic measures

The government has set up a special platform for the public to give feedback and views so that measures can be put in place to stablise the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 222020 @ 06:00

Kelantan, T’ganu implement limited business operating hours, other states to follow suit

State authorities nationwide are beginning to tighten enforcement by granting operating permission to only certain retailers and business premises in accordance with the current Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 222020 @ 07:00

Rent for PPR housing waived for one month

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has announced that low-cost people's housing project (PPR) residents will be exempted from paying rent for a month.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 202020 @ 22:00

Selangor Zakat Board allocates RM15m aid for hawkers and small traders

The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) has allocated RM15 million in emergency aid for the welfare for hawkers and small traders in the B40 category.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance Mar 212020 @ 21:00

Public support needed for civil society initiatives to fight Covid-19

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Election (Bersih 2.0) has called upon all Malaysians to come together as a nation and support each other in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Mar 212020 @ 21:00

Contract MOs say they may be unemployed in 2 years

About 1,500 contract medical officers (MOs), who are among the frontliners managing the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, were left in shock when they learned that they could be unemployed in two years.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 22:00

Putrajaya gazettes 409 facilities as Covid-19 quarantine stations

The federal government has gazetted 409 sites across Malaysia as quarantine zones for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 18:00

Bank Negara releases FAQ

FAQs on access to essential financial services during movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

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March 21, 2020

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