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ANM in the News Archive May 01 - 10,  2020

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May 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 102020 

Sabah gov’t continues to ease restrictions on several economic sectors, tourism industry allowed to operate

Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo believes that Sarawakians are outraged and shocked that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government had compromised the state’s petroleum rights in reaching an agreement with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over the five percent petroleum sales tax.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 102020 @ 23:00

Don't travel interstate without valid reason, get permission first - IGP

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has reminded the public not to embark on interstate travel after the permitted four-day travel period from May 7 ended today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 102020 @ 21:00

CMCO: Mosque, surau activities in Penang still not allowed, says mufti

Penang is still prohibiting all activities in mosques and surau in the state throughout the conditional movement control order (CMCO) until a final decision on the matter is made.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 102020 @ 21:00

Submit supporting documents when appealing for BPN aid: IRB

Applicants whose application for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) have been rejected can make an appeal by submitting supporting documents to prove that they’ve lost their jobs or their income has reduced, said Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Sabin Samitah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 102020 @ 16:00

CMCO: Rakyat allowed to go visiting during upcoming festive celerations

The upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Kaamatan and Gawai celebrations will still be festive this year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 102020 @ 16:00

People whose BPN application was rejected can reappeal at LHDN counters

Those who had their Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) application rejected can appeal for the aid from tomorrow at the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 102020 @ 15:00

CMCO extended by a month, ends on June 9

The conditional movement control order (CMCO), which was supposed to end on May 12, has been extended by four weeks, and will now end on June 9.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 102020 @ 15:00

PM: No ‘balik kampung’ travel allowed for Raya, Gawai and Kaamatan due to Covid-19

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysians will not be allowed to travel home for Hari Raya, Hari Gawai and Pesta Kaamatan because of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Pakatan | May 102020 @ 07:00

Mahathir and Anwar speak as one

Pakatan Harapan will continue to fight to return the mandate of the people to the right party, say Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a joint statement.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Sarawak-Petronas Dispute May 102020 

Sarawakians outraged state petroleum rights compromised — Aspirasi

Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo believes that Sarawakians are outraged and shocked that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government had compromised the state’s petroleum rights in reaching an agreement with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over the five percent petroleum sales tax.|Read more >| BorneoPost

May 09, 2020

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 092020 @ 21:00

For now, Muhyiddin is Bersatu acting chairman, says info chief

The chairman's post in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is currently being held by party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 092020 @ 18:00

Mahathir knew and supported plan to leave PH, says Mohd Radzi

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was aware, and had even supported, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) plan to leave Pakatan Harapan (PH) and form a new political coalition.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 092020 @ 07:00

Tour bus drivers given a lift

The Transport Ministry has launched a portal to ease applications for the Bantuan Prihatin aid for tour bus drivers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 092020 @ 07:00

Two-thirds of trades saw zero income’

About two-thirds of Malaysian businesses say they had no income throughout the movement control order (MCO) period, a survey shows.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Sarawak-Petronas Dispute May 092020 

Sarawak and Petronas resolve dispute over SST, oil company to pay up

The Sarawak government and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) have reached an agreement on the State Sales Tax (SST) with the national oil corporation agreeing to pay RM2 billion owed to the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 082020 @ 00:00

Socso: Errant employers who submit false information will face action

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has reminded employers to comply by the conditions and be honest when submitting applications for the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) and the Employment Retention Programme (ERP).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | May 092020 @ 00:00

Dewan Rakyat to debate 2 out of 4 motions by Liew

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has accepted two out of four of the motions proposed by Batu Sapi Member of Parliament Datuk Liew Vui Keong's motions to be debated on May 18.|Read more >|NST

May 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 082020 @ 22:00

Data from Covid-19 app MyTrace kept on phone, not govt servers, says Khairy

Data collected by the MyTrace application used for Covid-19 contact tracing is kept only on the phone and not on government servers, says Khairy Jamaluddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 092020 

CM: Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang 3.0 worth RM300 mln to be distributed to S’wakians in stages

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today announced the ‘Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang 3.0’ (BKSS 3.0) aid package valued at RM300 million, comprising seven measures involving more special allowances, incentives and grants for Sarawakians.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 082020 @ 20:00

CMCO: Firms may reopen without approval letter, says Miti

Companies may resume business operations from May 4, 2020 without an approval letter from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) and Covid-19 screening of workers is not mandatory, says the ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 082020 @ 22:00

S'wak to set aside RM1.6mil for mobile banking services in rural areas

The Sarawak government will allocate RM1.6mil to Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) to operate mobile banking services in rural areas where there are no banks.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 082020 @ 16:00

Political storm brewing in Kedah?

Speculation is rife that Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir may find himself out of a job soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | May 082020 @ 15:00

Speaker accepts Mahathir’s motion of no confidence against Muhyiddin

It may only be a one-day sitting, but the Parliament meeting which is to convene on May 18 is promising to be a showdown.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 082020 @ 14:00

A new lease in life for rescued vagrants

Vagrants and homeless rescued from various parts of the city during the Movement Control Order (MCO) will get a new lease in life through the Federal Territories ministry's career opportunity programme.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 082020 @ 14:00

RM150m relief aid expected to generate higher income for Penangites

Penang is hoping that the RM151 million worth of relief aid it has injected into the hands of the people can generate higher income disposal levels for them after the economy was ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 082020 @ 10:00

Speaker shoots down Dr M’s bid for no-confidence vote against Muhyiddin

Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has rejected Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s attempt to seek a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 082020 @ 07:00

MCO: Hari raya visits not allowed due to SOP compliance issues

The difficulty in ensuring compliance with the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedure (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19 is the reason why Aidilfitri travel and visits are not allowed, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bersatu May 082020 @ 07:00

The knives are out in Bersatu

The impending Parliament meeting has become the arena for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to unleash his psywar on his nemesis Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 082020 @ 07:00

Public transport and motorbikes can travel, too

Bukit Aman has decided to allow public transport and motorcycles to make journeys across state lines.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 082020 

Fadillah announces CIDB’s initiatives to reduce construction industry players’s burden during MCO

Minister of Works Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof has announced several initiatives by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to reduce the burden of contractors and construction industry players during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.|Read more >| BorneoPost

May 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 072020 @ 23:00

Light sports activities allowed in Penang from May 13

Penangites will be allowed to participate in light sports activities beginning May 13, says State Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | May 072020 @ 22:00

Covid-19 effects won't impact 12th Malaysia Plan, says Tengku Zafrul

The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) is not currently seen as being negatively impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR May 082020 @ 19:00

Pakatan presidential council: Anwar appointed Opposition leader after DAP demurred

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has officially named PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the Opposition leader, and informed both the Dewan Rakyat and the Prime Minister's Office of the decision.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Bersatu May 082020 @ 17:00

Bersatu will not return to PH, those who do will be sacked

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has no intention of returning to Pakatan Harapan (PH), its information chief Dr. Radzi Jidin stressed.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 072020 

Sabah to implement CMCO in stages from today

The Sabah government will implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in stages beginning today in accordance with standard operating procedures set by the Health Ministry (MOH).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 072020 @ 16:00

Businesses in Penang to reopen tomorrow

After a two-month closure, businesses are finally able to resume tomorrow as Penang implements its Penang Gradual Recovery Strategy (PGRS).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 072020 @ 10:00

Interstate travel for those stranded due to MCO begins today

Entering the fourth day of the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) today, the focus is certainly on the interstate travel of those who were stranded at various locations in the country since enforcement of MCO last March 18 to return home.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR May 072020 @ 10:00

Spate of sackings of S'gor city councillors continues late into the night

The sacking of city councillors in Selangor by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari continued late into the night Wednesday (May 6), with more expected to get the boot.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 072020 @ 09:00

No Hari Raya visits under CMCO, even within same state

Visiting relatives for the purpose of celebrating Hari Raya is not allowed.|Read more >|NST

May 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 062020 @ 23:00

HR minister: Foreign workers can get free Covid-19 tests too, if registered with Socso

Foreign workers can undergo free tests for Covid-19 screening just like other employees, if they are registered with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) and are in industries already allowed to resume work, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 22:00

Express buses, motorcycles not allowed for interstate travel

Express bus services and motorcycles cannot be used for interstate travel from tomorrow (May 7) until May 10, said Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 062020 @ 19:00

Banks won't charge accrued interest on HP loans, fixed-rate Islamic financing

Banks in Malaysia have given in to mass appeal not to impose accrued interest on hire-purchase (HP) loans and fixed-rate Islamic financing.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 062020 @ 18:00

Bersatu Youth backs Dr M against Muhyiddin-Umno cooperation

Bersatu's Youth wing Armada has voiced its support for the party’s chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call to reject Umno and return to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 062020 @ 18:00

Penang rolls out RM76 million aid package

The state government today rolled out the RM76 million Peka Penang 2.0 aid package to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 18:00

KL mayor says alcohol can flow freely in restaurants with valid liquor licence

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan today clarified that outlets with valid restaurant licences to serve liquor can operate under the conditional movement control order (CMCO).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 062020 

CMCO: SDMC allows several govt projects in green zones to be implemented

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to allow several government projects in green zones to be implemented during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 17:00

Foreign nationals still cannot enter Malaysia: Ismail Sabri

The government is still maintaining its policy of not allowing foreigners to enter the country at this time, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 16:00

Parents can now bring home tertiary students themselves

Parents are now allowed to pick up their children studying in higher education institutions across the country.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 09:00

MCO: Are states compelled to follow?

Are states obliged to adhere to federal directives on policy matters, such as the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)?|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 07:00

Melaka gives nod to hawkers, small traders to operate within housing areas during CMCO

The Melaka government has allowed hawkers and small traders to conduct business within their housing areas during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in an effort to assist the low-income group affected by the Covid-19 situation.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 062020 @ 07:00

Screening for seniors under welfare care

A total of 2,500 senior citizens and 958 staff at 17 institutions under the Social Welfare Department (JKM) will undergo Covid-19 screening.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 062020 @ 07:00

Perak not allowing dine-in at restaurants

Perak will maintain its stance of not allowing dine-in at restaurants, besides forbidding sports and recreational activities at public parks, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

May 05, 2020

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | May 052020 @ 21:00

MACC launches probe on Health Ministry’s direct negotiation contracts

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched an investigation into several contracts that have been allegedly awarded after direct negotiation by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to procure equipment used in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 052020 @ 21:00

Can state govts choose to defy CMCO? Lawyers explain

It appears there is some confusion in relation to the conditional movement control order (CMCO) as some state governments have decided not to abide with the relaxation of the movement control order issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 052020 @ 20:00

Minister: Police set up task force to monitor SOP compliance during CMCO

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have formed a Compliance Operation Task Force to monitor and ensure that the standard operating procedure (SOP) is adhered to during the nationwide conditional movement control order (CMCO) period. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 052020 @ 19:00

Ministry of Health to restrategise its game plan against Covid-19

The Health Ministry (MoH) will re-strategise its plan in preventing and controlling Covid-19 pandemic within a week or two, its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 052020 @ 19:00

No go for pubs, restaurants selling liquor during CMCO

Pubs and restaurants selling liquor are not allowed not operate during the entire period of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 052020 @ 15:00

Police priority now on compliance with Covid-19 SOPs, says Ismail Sabri

The police will no longer focus on controlling the public’s movement and will instead concentrate on increasing compliance with the new standard operating procedures (SOP) under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 052020 @ 13:00

Bring it on, Penang CM says of lawsuits from industry players

The Penang government is ready to face lawsuits from industry players if it can protect its 1.8 million people from the Covid-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 052020 @ 12:00

Selangor MB: State can decide CMCO compliance, aim is for ‘soft landing’ and not ‘crash landing’

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Amirudin Shari defended his administration today over its decision to only comply partly with the conditional movement control order (MCO), saying the move was within its authority.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC May 052020 @ 15:00

MACC studying proposal to put Section 17A on hold

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is scrutinising a proposal to suspend the implementation of Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which should be carried out on June 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM May 052020 @ 15:00

Bank Negara slashes interest rates by 50bp to lowest since 2010

Bank Negara Malaysia's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) slashed interest rates by 50 basis points to 2% which is the lowest level since 2010.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 052020 @ 15:00

Covid-19 screening: Socso coverage for foreign workers who contribute to organisation

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will bear the cost for Covid-19 screening for foreign workers who contribute to the organisation, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

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May 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 042020 @ 21:00

Azmin: State govts may be sued if they don't comply with CMCO

The reluctance of several state governments to fully comply with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and reopen most economic sectors in their respective states could expose them to lawsuits from industry players.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 042020 @ 16:00

Mosques, suraus may open soon if govt approves guidelines

Having been closed during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to help break the Covid-19 chain, mosques and Suraus may soon open their doors.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 042020 @ 15:00

‘SElangkah’: Selangor unveils QR code framework for Covid-19 contact tracing

Selangor today rolled out a visitor registration system dubbed SElangkah: Langkah Masuk dengan Selamat to manage the spread of Covid-19 infection during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 042020 @ 15:00

Covid-19: Mandatory tests for foreign workers

It is mandatory for all foreign workers in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to undergo Covid-19 tests, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR | May 042020 @ 14:00

Four PKR leaders including women's chief suspended, 348 others expelled

Four top PKR leaders have been suspended by the party's’ central leadership council following recommendations from the party’s disciplinary board.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 042020 @ 14:00

Najib’s 1MDB trial to resume on May 13

The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving RM2.28bil of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds will be the first high-profile hearing to resume in open court this May 13.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF | May 042020 @ 10:00

EPF withdrawals for those aged 50, 55 and 60, i-Akaun activation to resume Wednesday

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be resuming Age 50/55/60 Withdrawals and mobile i-Akaun activation services beginning Wednesday, May 6, at approved branches throughout the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT May 042020 @ 08:00

MY100, MY50 users can renew travel passes starting tomorrow

My100 and My50 travel pass users can renew their expired passes starting tomorrow until May 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 042020 @ 08:00

Inter-state travel forms available on PDRM Facebook, Twitter

Members of the public can get the inter-state travel forms through the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Facebook page and Twitter from today, said Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 042020 @ 07:00

Content provider to air ministry’s TV programmes

Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd will air the Education Ministry’s educational television programmes (Program TV Pendidikan) on its education channel Tutor TV Astro from today.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 042020 @ 07:00

No conditional MCO for nine states

Nine states are not following or fully complying with the Federal Government’s move to ease conditions and let businesses resume with set guidelines under the conditional movement control order (MCO) starting today.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 032020 @ 21:00

Law minister: Bills relevant to Covid-19 will be tabled in July

The upcoming Dewan Rakyat session on May 18 is best left as a  one-day sitting to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 03, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 032020 @ 16:00

Sabah sticking to MCO to protect public health

Sabah government's decision on not implementing the conditional movement control order tomorrow to protect the people, said Kota Kinabalu member of parliament Chan Fong Hin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 032020 @ 15:00

Senior minister: States free to adjust to CMCO as they see fit

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob clarified today that the country’s respective states will not be forced to adopt the conditional movement control order in its entirety, and are allowed to make adjustments according to their needs.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 032020 @ 14:00

Seven states won't adopt conditional MCO, to maintain status quo

Kedah, Sabah and Sarawak have decided not to follow the Federal Government’s move to relax the movement control order (MCO), which includes allowing most businesses to reopen with conditions.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 032020 @ 10:00

Covid-19 here to stay for another two years; enforcement crucial to survival

The report by Chinese experts who came said we are ready. According to WHO’s criteria, we have met most of them. I get many questions if the movement control order (MCO) was eased a little too early. Below are my standard responses so you may want to share with your family and friends.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 032020 @ 10:00

Keep calm, stay at home except for most essential reasons

Starting tomorrow (May 4), the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be implemented with most economic sectors and business activities will be allowed to resume operations in efforts to create a balance between the need to revive the country’s economy and the importance of curbing the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 032020 @ 09:00

Kedah, Sarawak and Selangor will not implement CMCO yet

Kedah has joined Sarawak and Selangor in not following the Federal Government’s move to relax the movement control order (MCO) which includes allowing most businesses to reopen with conditions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 May 032020 @ 07:00

Childcare centres won’t reopen for another month

Childcare centres are not expected to open for about another month as operators have to undertake a series of stringent precautionary measures before they can resume operations.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State May 022020 

Explain why industrial diesel price in Sabah 57% higher than peninsula – Junz

Warisan vice president Datuk Junz Wong on Sunday took Putrajaya to task over the discrepancy in industrial diesel price between Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 032020 @ 00:00

Selangor to restrict number of businesses operating during CMCO

Selangor will restrict the number of businesses that will resume operations when the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) begins on Monday.|Read more >|NST

May 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF May 022020 @ 22:00

'Malaysia facing worst economic recession in its history'

Malaysia is weathering its worst economic recession in its history just as other developed nations are facing deep downturns due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 022020 @ 22:00

A message to Malaysia from Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 022020 @ 16:00

City folk stranded in kampungs can return home from May 7 - 10

Malaysians left stranded from their places of residences following the nationwide enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) since March 18 will be allowed to return home from May 7 to 10.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 022020 @ 15:00

MCO rules may be relaxed from May 4, but SOPs still apply, says Ismail Sabri

Just because the government is relaxing the movement control order (MCO) from Monday (May 4), it doesn't mean people can move about as freely as before the MCO was imposed, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF May 022020 @ 13:00

Financial institutions urged to abolish accrued interest/profits during moratorium

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz today urged financial institutions to consider abolishing the accrued interest (on hire purchase loans) or profits (on fixed rate Islamic financing) during the six-month moratorium period.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 022020 @ 10:00

Students allowed home quarantine except from KL, S'gor, Johor, Sarawak

Students returning from Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak are exempted from being quarantined at the designated centres, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 022020 @ 09:00

MCO: Authorities beef up security at border checkpoints

Tight border control is a key measure necessary to keep at bay imported cases of Covid-19 even as the government eases the movement control order (MCO) to allow the restart of economic activities on May 4.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 022020 @ 09:00

Mass operations to detain illegal immigrants during MCO -IGP

Authorities are conducting large-scale joint operations to weed out illegal immigrants during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM May 022020 @ 08:00

Hire purchase moratorium interest cannot be higher than original contract: BNM

Any additional interest that some banks may charge on the deferred payment cannot be higher than the original hire-purchase contract signed, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 022020 @ 07:00

PM: A new normal from Monday

All dine-in customers must be prepared to give contact details as well as practise social distancing under the conditional movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA May 022020 @ 07:00

National Food Security Policy set up

A Cabinet committee on National Food Security Policy has been set up to coordinate strategies and action plans in addressing national food security issues for the short, medium and long term.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance May 022020 

Sarawak gov’t to announce long-term programme for state’s economic recovery – Abang Johari

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says that a long-term programme will be announced to improve the state’s economy post-Covid-19 outbreak for the benefits of its people.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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May 01, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance May 012020 @ 23:00

Now, Socso says tweet announcing end of employee retention scheme was unauthorised

A post on the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) official Twitter account saying funds for the Employee Retention Programme have been exhausted was made without approval, the agency clarified today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 21:00

CMCO: It won't be business as usual for companies on Monday

The green light given by the government for businesses in almost all economic sectors to reopen on Monday does not mean they can move at full throttle, as they must slowly change gears after over 40 days of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 20:00

MCO: Public transport services to resume operations on May 4, says minister

All public transport services will resume normal operations on May 4 (Monday) following the government’s decision to restart the economy gradually, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance May 012020 @ 20:00

Lembah Pantai job centre to assist in finding employment during MCO period

The Lembah Pantai job centre began its operations today to facilitate employment opportunities for constituents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 20:00

Comply with SOP or we will shut down your premises, Health DG tells industries

All business and industrial premises which fail to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) while operating under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will face stern actions including premises shutdown.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 15:00

SOP on sports and recreational activities

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced that most sports and recreational activities were allowed except those involving large gatherings and body contact.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 15:00

Retail businesses to resume on Monday

Retail businesses will be allowed to resume operations in full swing from Monday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance May 012020 @ 15:00

Wage subsidy needs to match minimum wage at least, say economists

The government’s Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) should be extended in order to prevent job losses, as the movement control order (MCO) drags on.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 14:00

NSC releases details on list of activities prohibited

The National Security Council (NSC) has released details on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) pertaining to the ‘Restart’ of the economy.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 14:00

Look into WFH, flexi hours to help workers with childcare problems, says PM

Employers should look into flexi hours and working from home to make it easier for their employees without babysitters, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 13:00

Muhyiddin: ‘Balik kampung’ for Aidilfitri holidays not allowed

Inter-state travel to go back to the hometown for the Aidilfitri holidays  and to attend open houses is not allowed, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance May 012020 @ 13:00

BNM issues guidelines

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has required banking institutions to take appropriate steps to ensure that borrowers/customers are provided with clear information on the process and changes to the terms of their agreements.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 13:00

'Almost all' businesses can resume operations on Monday: PM

Malaysia's focus is now on restarting its economy after the government today announced that it will allow almost all economic sectors and business activities to resume operations starting Monday.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO May 012020 @ 14:00

Look into WFH, flexi hours to help workers with childcare problems, says PM

Employers should look into flexi hours and working from home to make it easier for their employees without babysitters, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 012020 @ 09:00

SOCSO receives 248,216 applications for wage subsidy programme

The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) has received 248,216 applications from employers involving 1.98 million workers for the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) since it opened on April 1 until yesterday.|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).