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May 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 202020 @ 22:00

FT ministry envisions new Selayang Wholesale Market

The Federal Territories Ministry is mulling over the possibility of redeveloping the Selayang Wholesale Market into a modern facility.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 202020 @ 22:00

Fama contributes five tonnes of food supply to Central Kitchen

The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) today distributed five tonnes of vegetables and fruits to 10 Central Kitchen locations under the Social Welfare Department.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 202020 @ 22:00

Dr M promises ‘very big trouble’ for Malaysia’s ruling coalition

Veteran Malaysian politician Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would seek to oust Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at every turn, scolding his successor for bringing back into power a graft-tainted party rejected by voters in an historic election two years ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 202020 @ 12:00

Penang petty traders, hawkers to receive cash aid

Over 4,000 licensed petty traders and hawkers on the island will receive a RM500 cash aid from the state government under Penang Peka 2.0 aid package.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 202020 @ 08:00

Police to make home visits during Aidilfitri celebration - Ismail Sabri

Don’t be surprised when the police come knocking at your door to check on your house during this Aidilfitri celebration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | May 202020 @ 06:00

How Pakatan lost half its states, after prematurely ceding federal power in the 2020 political crisis

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition made an unimaginable sweep of state seats in the 14th general election (GE14) on May 9, 2018, and wielded control over eight out of 12 states up for grabs by the time the dust had settled.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 192020 @ 19:00

Angkasa to provide aid to members, frontliners

Members and frontliners of the National Cooperative Movement of Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) will soon receive contributions in the form of personal protection equipment (PPE) and daily basic necessities from the cooperative.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 19:00

Who is the Opposition's PM-in-waiting?

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was conspicuously absent from a press conference led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the Parliament meeting on Monday (May 18).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 19:00

RoS: Dr M no longer Bersatu chairman, president Muhyiddin to take up post

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has recognised that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is no longer the chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, according to a letter that has been spread online.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 19:00

Bersatu’s decision to exit PH is clear, say members

The decision of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to leave the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and form a new political coalition with other parties reached at the Supreme Council meeting on Feb 23 is clear and does not need to be disputed.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | May 192020 @ 18:00

Festive price control scheme starts nationwide tomorrow

The Maximum Price Control Scheme on essential goods will be enforced from May 20 to June 3 throughout Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Pesta Kaamatan and Hari Gawai this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 192020 @ 16:00

Phase two of BPN payment extended until May 22

The second phase of the National Prihatin Aid (BPN) payout which was scheduled to end last week has been extended until May 22, 2020, due to some technical constraints.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 192020 @ 14:00

Wan Junaidi: Over two million M’sians expected to be jobless, 19 new programmes to assist local entrepreneurs

In a bid to assist local entrepreneurs affected by Covid-19, the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry has submitted 19 new programmes and initiatives to the Finance Ministry for special attention.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 192020 @ 14:00

Two Bersatu supreme council members claim Dr M first mooted idea of joining hands with Umno, PAS

The idea of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) joining hands with Malay-based parties Umno and PAS to ensure political stability was first mooted by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself, as far back as right after the last general election, two Bersatu supreme council members have claimed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 192020 @ 12:00

Ex-MACC chief demands Sri Ram justify decision to grant Riza Aziz plea deal

A former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner has come out with guns blazing against Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, demanding the latter explain the discharging not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) decision recently granted to Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO | May 192020 @ 09:00

Socso: Rise in applications for training programmes during MCO

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has recorded an increase in applications for training programmess for workers who have lost their jobs since the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into effect on March 18.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Corruption cases | May 192020 

Ku Nan’s defence trial to resume on June 29|Read more >|SunDaily

Hafarizam sends new representation to AGC|Read more >|SunDaily

June 19 hearing of Ahmad Maslan’s application|Read more >|SunDaily

Ahmad Zahid’s trial to continue on June 15|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 182020 @ 23:00

Ministry introduces Entrepreneur and Cooperative Recovery Plan to benefit 20,000 entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry (MEDAC) is introducing an Entrepreneur and Cooperative Recovery Plan which is expected to benefit more than 20,000 entrepreneurs, said its minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | May 182020 @ 23:00

MDEC, Coursera launch ‘Let’s Learn Digital’ campaign

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has forged a partnership with global online learning platform, Coursera, to introduce ‘Let’s Learn Digital’ under the #mydigitalworkforce initiative.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 182020 @ 10:00

Tommy Thomas says would never have approved ‘sweetheart deal’ for Najib's stepson Riza Aziz

Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today declared that he would never have approved the agreement that resulted in Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s conditional discharge from money-laundering charges over US$248 million (RM1.08 billion by today’s exchange rate) of funds linked to the 1MDB scandal, calling it a “sweetheart deal” favouring Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz and also questioning the timing of his release from the charges.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | May 182020 @ 07:00

Perikatan leaders pledge to establish world-class governance, meet MA63 aspirations

Perikatan Nasional leaders have vowed to establish world-class governance and meet the aspirations of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.|Read more >|TheStar

May 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: PN | May 172020 @ 19:00

Bersatu, BN, PAS, GPS, PBS and STAR support formation of PN

All Members of Parliament from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Barisan Nasional (BN), PAS, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) have declared their support for the formation of Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | May 172020 @ 13:00

Annuar: New housing projects for Sentul, Bukit Kiara

About 1,300 housing units in Sentul and Bukit Kiara here will be demolished and replaced with new housing projects, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | May 172020 @ 13:00

Jeneri State assemblyman appointed 14th Kedah Menteri Besar

Sultan Kedah, Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah has consented to the appointment of Jeneri state assemblyman Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor as the new menteri besar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 172020 @ 12:00

Controversy over decision to discharge Riza Aziz should end with AG's statement, says Sri Ram

The controversy surrounding the decision to discharge film producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz over money laundering charges should end with the Attorney General's statement, says the case's lead prosecutor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 172020 @ 12:00

Building a virtual Parliament for Malaysia

Setting up an electronic parliamentary system can take up to two years and an investment of between RM2 million and RM5 million, and creating an e-voting system could cost around the same.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | May 172020 @ 12:00

Mukhriz formally announces resignation as Kedah MB

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today formally announced his resignation as Kedah mentri besar effective immediately after losing majority support in the state legislative assembly.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 172020 @ 11:00

AG: Tommy Thomas agreed to Riza Aziz settlement ‘in principle’

Current Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun said he has continued to negotiate with film producer Riza Aziz’s lawyers upon knowing that his predecessor Tan Sri Tommy Thomas has agreed to the settlement “in principle”.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 172020 @ 07:00

Ex-AG denies dropping money laundering charges against Riza Aziz

Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas (pix) today reiterated that he did not agree to the dropping of money laundering charges against Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 172020 @ 07:00

No need to be confused, Takiyuddin tells Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad need not be confused and puzzled over the decision by the Sessions Court to grant film producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz a discharge not amounting to an acquittal, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 172020 @ 00:00

Dr M saying what many Malaysians thinking, Bersatu’s Youth wing tells law minister over Riza Aziz’s 1MDB plea deal

Armada, the Youth wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), today issued a statement defending the concerns voiced by party chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, over Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s money-laundering settlement.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 16, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt:State | May 162020 @ 19:00

Some 100 PKR members from Kedah leaving party

Some 100 PKR members in Kedah announced that they are leaving the party with immediate effect.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 162020 @ 16:00

Senior minister: Police will issue compounds to those who ignore interstate travel ban starting today

After repeated attempts by irresponsible parties to flout the conditional movement control order (CMCO), the police will start issuing compounds to curb the situation now, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt:IRB | May 162020 @ 09:00

Don’t travel interstate without permission, obey SOP

Members of the public have been reminded not to embark on interstate travel without permission because it is punishable under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt:IRB | May 162020 @ 09:00

IRB uploads guidelines for payment deferment, revised tax estimation for companies

The Operational Guidelines for the revised tax estimate in third month instalment in 2020 and deferment of the tax estimation payments (CP204 and CP500) under the Economic Stimulus Package have been uploaded to the official portal of the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) as a reference for taxpayers.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | May 162020 @ 07:00

Annuar Musa wants no foreigners in our markets, but can locals hack it? Here’s what migrant workers think

Having Malaysians replace migrant workers in wet markets may result in a catastrophic failure of the entire market system, said several workers who have been working in the industry for years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 162020 @ 07:00

The Covid-19 Test Fund helps even healthcare front liners

The Covid-19 Test Fund, or CTF, will subsidise the costs of the test for policyholders who are most at risk for Covid-19, enabling more Malaysians to undergo the test, including healthcare front liners.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt:State | May 162020 @ 07:00

New Kedah MB to be sworn in

Kedah is preparing to welcome a new mentri besar at Wisma Darul Aman tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 162020 @ 07:00

The Covid-19 Test Fund helps even healthcare front liners

The Covid-19 Test Fund, or CTF, will subsidise the costs of the test for policyholders who are most at risk for Covid-19, enabling more Malaysians to undergo the test, including healthcare front liners.|Read more >|TheStar

May 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | May 152020 @ 22:00

‘Residensi prihatin’ prog to build affordable houses for youths: Annuar Musa

The Federal Territories Ministry will be introducing a “Residensi Prihatin” (Caring Residence) programe for youths under 35 years old to own their first house around the federal capital.42).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 152020 @ 16:00

Special aid for settlers

Close to 500,000 Felda, Felcra and Risda settlers and smallholders nationwide will receive a special financial aid of RM300 each to mark the Hari Raya celebrations.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | May 152020 @ 14:00

Immunisation services for students still available at government health facilities

Immunisation services for school children are still available at government health facilities, despite the closure of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 152020 @ 15:00

Govt considers reopening other major worship places

The federal government is looking at reopening other major places of worship for the five major religions practised in the country besides Islam.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Chini by-election | May 152020 @ 13:00

Election Commission sets July 4 for Chini by-election

The Chini by-election triggered by assemblyman Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Harun’s death will be held on July 4, the Election Commission announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 152020 @ 12:00

Covid-19's asymptomatic spread uncommon for virus, not good, says Health DG

The asymptomatic spread of Covid-19 is not a good sign, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 152020 @ 12:00

Pawnbrokers allowed to charge interest during MCO

It is within the rights of pawnbrokers to charge interest on loans throughout the duration of the movement control order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 152020 @ 10:00

Report: MACC insists former AG Tommy Thomas gave okay for Riza Aziz’s settlement

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has remained firm in stating that former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’ prosecution team was behind the settlement with Riza Aziz, who was being investigated over his involvement in the 1MDB financial scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 152020 @ 07:00

School bus drivers to receive aid

A special recovery package to help school bus drivers who are facing financial difficulty will be announced this month, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

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May 14, 2020

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 142020 @ 13:00

MACC: Govt to get RM465m from settlement, after Najib's stepson Riza Aziz granted discharge

The settlement of “several million ringgit” from Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz following his release from five counts of money laundering potentially stands to be at almost half a billion ringgit, according to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 142020 @ 18:00

Congregational prayers allowed for green zones from tomorrow, with conditions

Starting tomorrow, Friday prayers and other congregational prayers can be performed at all mosques and suraus in the Federal Territories and states in green zones, under strict Standard Operating Procedures.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 142020 @ 16:00

M’sians want govt to counter shadow economy to safeguard jobs

Malaysians count more financial aid, talent upskilling and countering the black market as most important measures to safeguard jobs and reinvigorate the economy following the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Riza Aziz | May 142020 @ 13:00

Riza Aziz gets DNAA for money laundering charges

Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was discharged not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) today from five money laundering charges.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 142020 @ 13:00

Researcher urges govt to distributes resources more fairly

The federal government has been urged to distribute resources fairly, regardless of political affiliation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 142020 @ 13:00

Speaker: Parliament will perform its functions based on law

Parliament will perform its functions based on current laws and regulations in all of its proceedings, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt | May 142020 @ 12:00

PN federal govt is illegitimate, says Mahathir

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government “illegitimate”.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 142020 @ 11:00

Veterinary Dept: Poultry from Negri processing plant safe for consumption

The Veterinary Department confirmed that a poultry processing plant in Negri Sembilan is free of the Covid-19 virus after testing.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 142020 @ 10:00

Perak to allow Friday and Hari Raya prayers for mosques, surau committee members

Friday prayers and Hari Raya prayers can be held at mosques and certain surau throughout the state during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period, but the congregation is limited to committee members of these mosques and surau.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 142020 @ 09:00

Raya visits take a ‘new normal’ turn

When it comes to Hari Raya, it is hard to break with tradition, more so when radio stations play the hugely popular number Balik Kampung composed and sang by the late Datuk Sudirman Haji Arshad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 142020 @ 07:00

Johor mosque prayers a go

The Johor government has allowed Friday and Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers as well as akad nikah (solemnisation of marriage) ceremonies to be held throughout the state during the conditional movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >|TheStar

May 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 132020 @ 23:00

Socso Covid-19 screening to prioritise foreign workers in construction, security sectors, says HR Minister

Thursday (May 14), the Covid-19 screening under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) Prihatin Screening Programme will prioritise foreign workers in the construction and security sectors that are operating in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PN Govt | May 132020 @ 21:00

Is Muhyiddin a legitimate PM? Then prove support in Parliament, Dr M says

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s position as a prime minister is not legitimate unless he can prove he has the majority support in Parliament when he took his oath of office, said his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 132020 @ 17:00

Did CMCO work? Health D-G says Malaysia will know on May 18

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the effect of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) can only be known after the 14-day incubation period, which is on May 18.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 132020 @ 17:00

Government offices, service counters to resume fully

All government service counters will fully resume operations, starting with the Road Transport Department (RTD) which saw all of its counters opened today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PN Govt | May 132020 @ 17:00

Parliament sitting on Monday only for King’s royal address

The Dewan Rakyat meeting scheduled for Monday will only see the King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s giving the Royal Address for the opening of the Third Session of the Parliament.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PN Govt | May 132020 @ 17:00

Perikatan hands over 23 SDs expressing no confidence in Mukhriz to Kedah Sultan

Kedah ruler Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah has been presented with 23 statutory declarations (SDs) from state assemblymen proposing a new candidate to replace Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, says PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 132020 @ 08:00

CMCO: Advice and warning stage is over, do we want to go through MCO again?

The stage of giving out advice and issuing warnings to those who ignore the rules and standard operating procedure of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is over.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 132020 @ 07:00

SMEs can apply for deferment of employer’s share of EPF contributions

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has launched the Employer Covid-19 assistance programme (e-CAP) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to apply for a deferment and restructuring of the employer’s share of EPF contributions for April, May or June 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

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May 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 122020 @ 21:00

RTD counters to operate seven days a week

Road Transport Department (RTD) counters will soon operate seven days a week to overcome a transaction backlog in the quickest time possible as well as to prevent overcrowding.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PN Govt | May 122020 @ 21:00

BN pledges support for Muhyiddin as PM

The Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council meeting held this afternoon expressed undivided support and confidence for Pagoh MP Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the 8th Prime Minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 122020 @ 20:00

Minister: First batch of KL homeless head to Sitiawan for work aided by City Hall

The first batch of homeless Malaysians in the capital city have found jobs and will begin work as soon as tomorrow or the day after, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 122020 @ 18:00

Half of those rejected for BPN were registered with SSM

Almost half of the rejected applications for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) were individuals registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 122020 @ 18:00

Socso explains never assented to MyEG as Covid-19 one-stop centre for employers

Social Security Organisation (Socso) clarified today it has never agreed to My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) offering itself as a one-stop portal for employers in Malaysia to manage requirements related to Covid-19 screening for their workforce.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 122020 @ 14:00

Food crisis may hit Malaysia, says ISI

Malaysia’s food import bill is a whopping RM50 billion every year. For a country that has vast arable land, it is a wasted opportunity that is not to be used for food production.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 122020 @ 15:00

Ismail Sabri: CMCO could go back to MCO if public keep snubbing guidelines

The government could reintroduce the original movement control order (MCO) if Malaysians continue ignoring the guidelines for the relaxed version currently in place, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 122020 @ 15:00

BPN Phase 2 expected to complete by this weekend: Tengku Zafrul

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has targeted to complete all payments for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) Phase 2 at the latest by this weekend.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | May 122020 @ 14:00

2 Kedah PKR assemblymen quit, state government on tenterhooks

Two Kedah PKR assemblymen Azman Nasrudin (Lunas) and Dr Robert Ling Kui Ee (Sidam) have quit the party.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 122020 @ 13:00

Bank Rakyat offers RM50mil fund to help women entrepreneurs

Bank Rakyat is offering funding amounting to RM50mil to women entrepreneurs, as well as various special financing schemes for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), cooperatives and individuals to help revitalise the economy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PN Govt | May 122020 @ 07:00

Rural Development Ministry appoints four new chairmen for its agencies

The Rural Development Ministry today announced the appointment of four chairmen for agencies under the ministry effective May 15.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | UMNO | May 122020 @ 07:00

‘Umno part of Perikatan but not a component party’

Umno is part of Perikatan Nasional even though it is not a component party of the alliance, says party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|TheStar

May 11, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 112020 @ 21:00

Ministry awaits Vet Dept report on possible Covid-19 in livestock

The Health Ministry (MoH) is waiting for a report from Veterinary Services Department (VSD) to determine whether Covid-19 is found to be present in livestock.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | May 112020 @ 19:00

Antibody-based test kits cannot be used to diagnose Covid-19, says Health DG

The Antibody Rapid Test Kit (RTK) for Covid-19 or serological tests that use blood samples from a finger prick cannot be used to diagnose the disease, says the Health Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Assistance | May 112020 @ 17:00

'Duit raya' for civil servants, pensioners

Civil servants and pensioners will receive RM500 and RM250 respectively from the government under the Special Aidilfitri Aid 2020 programme.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 112020 @ 17:00

Health D-G: ‘20 visitors’ during Aidilfitri refers only to family members, must take into account size of homes

The Ministry of Health said today that the “20 visitors per home” rule for Aidilfitri is not an absolute number, and must take into consideration the size of one’s domicile to ensure social distancing above all.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 112020 @ 09:00

Open court hearings to resume from Wednesday

Open court hearings in the country will resume in stages from Wednesday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | May 112020 @ 07:00

Weak oil price amid Covid-19 pandemic an invitation for Malaysia to reinvent its economy, say experts

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today announced the opening of more sectors in the state during the fifth phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO), which has been extended to June 9.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Bersatu | May 112020 @ 07:00

Bersatu calls off meeting last minute

A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council meeting, which is supposed to be held today, has been deferred at the eleventh hour.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Easing-MCO | May 112020 @ 07:00

You have the questions, we have the answers

All you need to know about Puspakom which will be operational from today.|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).

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