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The Covid-19 Government Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) Assistance Package

(announced on January 18, 2021) > Find out more

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The Covid-19 Government Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) Assistance Package

(announced on January 18, 2021) > Find out more

MCO 2.0: PERMAI Special Aid Assistance Package

  • PERMAI package provides relief for transport industry players |Read more >SunDaily

  • i-Sinar RM1,000 interim payment from Jan 26 |Read more >NST

  • Act protecting B40, enterprises from contractual obligations extended to March |Read more >NST

  • PM announces improved wage subsidy programme, SIP Prihatin extension |Read more >Malaymail

MCO 2.0: Federal Government Assistance

  • Construction of 12,000 Caring Residency units to launch on Feb 22|Read more >TheVibes

  • e-LATiH provides unlimited free training courses to benefit Malaysians-HRDF|Read more >|SunDaily

  • FT Ministry expands MY5 programme with aim of eradicating urban poverty|Read more >SunDaily

  • Wilayah Prihatin Programme >

  • PTPK continues to extend deferment of loan repayment|Read more >SunDaily

  • Education Ministry: Additional airtime for TV Pendidikan beginning tomorrow, bringing total daily airtime to 11 hours|Read more >| Malaymail

MCO 2.0: State Government Assistance

  • Perak launches 'Tuisyen Cikgu Saarani'|Read more >| NST

  • Negri Sembilan traders get two-month rental exemption|Read more >TheVibes

  • MARii launches online platform for jobseekers |Read more >SunDaily

  • Covid-19: Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang extended for another six months, says Abang Johari|Read more >| Malaymail

  • Penang details one-off targeted financial assistance|Read more >| NST

  • Penang offers loan to help those in arts and culture industry affected by pandemic|Read more >| Malaymail

  • Selangor allocates RM100k for each assemblyman, RM50k for MPs to assist Covid-19 fight|Read more >| Malaymail

  • MCO 2.0: Penang approves RM20 million financial package|Read more >| NST

  • Sarawak govt gives RM30 mil to help pay its students’ PTPTN loans|Read more >| TheVibes

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February 20, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 20 2021 @ 19:00

Deputy chief minister: Registration for Covid-19 vaccination now open for Sarawakians

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah today said Sarawakians can now register for their free Covid-19 vaccinations.|Read more >Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 20 2021 @ 16:00

Better Brighter Anjung Kasih at Melaka Hospital begins operation

The National Welfare Foundation’s (YKN) Better Brighter Anjung Kasih at the Melaka Hospital, which receives corporate sponsorship totalling RM1.18 million from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), has begun operation today to provide free accommodation for patients’ family members.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 20 2021 @ 12:00

Govt to set up scheme for those suffering serious shot side effects: KJ

To get compensation, individuals must prove causality between Covid-19 vaccine and effects, says minister|Read more >TheVibes

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February 19, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Feb 19 2021 @ 20:00

Face-to-face school session to start on March 1

The face-to-face school session which was postponed earlier following the spread of COVID-19, will be commencing on March 1.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 19 2021 @ 16:00

PPR projects renamed ‘Rumah Malaysia’, more than 4,000 units planned nationwide, says minister

The Program Perumahan Rakyat, or more popularly known as PPR (People’s Housing Programme), will be renamed “Rumah Malaysia” with the next batch of 4,120 units to be built at 11 locations nationwide.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Feb 19 2021 @ 15:00

Income tax e-filing for 2020 starts March 1

The submission of the Income Tax Return Form for 2020 via e-Filing for forms E, BE, B, M, BT, MT, TF and TP will begin on March 1.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Private initiatives | Feb 19 2021 @ 13:00

Independent anti-graft effort launched

‘Rasuah Busters’ movement aims to engage public to create awareness on evils of corruption|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies | Feb 19 2021 @ 11:00

PM Muhyiddin unveils RM56b plan to spur Malaysia’s digital economy

The Malaysian government will spend up to RM56 billion on infrastructure for faster and wider internet connectivity under a 10-year plan aimed at developing the country’s digital economy, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Feb 19 2021 @ 14:00

Penang mulls taking over affordable housing construction from Putrajaya

If federal govt continues to neglect state, no choice but to find means and go at it alone, says exco|Read more >TheVibes

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February 16, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 16 2021 @ 17:00

Malaysia to begin Covid-19 vaccination on Feb 26

Malaysia is set to roll out on Feb 26 the biggest vaccination exercise it has ever undertaken in a massive effort to immunise the people against Covid-19. The first shipment of the vaccine is scheduled to be delivered five days earlier, on Feb 21.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Feb 16 2021 @ 17:00

New MCO, RMCO, CMCO dos and don'ts

The government has just announced a new phase of several movement control orders (MCO) set to take effect Feb 19 to March 4.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Feb 16 2021 @ 16:00

Seberang Prai launches smart initiative to reduce Covid-19 spread

‘Scan, Park, & Pay’ service to simplify city council transactions|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 16 2021 @ 16:00

Free business registration extended to all B40 entrepreneurs, says domestic trade minister

The exemption of business registration fees has been extended to all entrepreneurs in the B40 income group in accordance with the Prihatin Business Registration Scheme (SPPP) under the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).|Read more >Malaymail

February 15, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt | Feb 15 2021 @ 00:00

Sexual harassment bill likely ready in March: Rina Harun

Legislation to tackle the problem will be tabled at next Dewan Rakyat sitting, says minister|Read more >TheVibes

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February 18, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 18 2021 @ 20:00

New applications, approvals for i-Sinar from March 8

Applicants for the i-Sinar facility under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will have to wait until March 8 before they are able to check on their approval status.|Read more >TheVibes


New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Feb 18 2021 @ 19:00

Invite Dr Mahathir back to Umno, Ku Li told

Umno advisory board chairman Tengku Razaleigh Tengku Mohd Hamzah has been urged to organise a negotiation to invite former party president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad back to Umno.|Read more >| NST

February 17, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 17 2021 @ 16:00

Govt sets up CITF to manage National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme

The government today announced the setting up of a special task force, known as Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to manage the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Political Crisis | Feb 17 2021 @ 17:00

After failing to register Pejuang, Dr Mahathir says has Plans A, B, and C

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad intimated that he may have alternatives after failing to register his latest vehicle Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) as a political party.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 17 2021 @ 11:00

Muhyiddin launches Education Ministry’s DidikTV

It airs on Channel 107 on MYTV, Channel 147 on Astro, ntv7 on TV Unifi from 7am to midnight daily|Read more >TheVibes

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February 14, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 14 2021 @ 00:00

Closing date for new registrations/updates extended to Feb 25

The closing date for new registrations/updates for the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) has been extended from Feb 15 to Feb 25, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 14 2021 @ 00:00

Use funds from govt to start online business

Traders should make full use of funds provided by the government to market their products online, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.|Read more >| NST


New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 14 2021 @ 00:00

Minister says 126,000 people expected to be vaccinated per day starting late February

Some 126,000 people are expected to be vaccinated per day at 600 locations nationwide beginning late February.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 14 2021 @ 00:00

Ministry to strengthen urban farming programme -Annuar Musa

The Federal Territories Ministry will strengthen the urban farming programme to allow the farm produce to be commercialised and sustain the activity for a long time.|Read more >|SunDaily

February 13, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 13 2021 @ 11:00

Khairy reveals five ways to sign up for Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin has revealed five ways you can register for the Covid-19 vaccine when it is available.|Read more >Malaymail

February 12, 2021

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Feb 12 2021 @ 19:00

Khairy: Registration for Covid-19 vaccination to start in March

Registration for Covid-19 vaccination, for members of the public, is expected to kick off in March and this will be on voluntary basis, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.|Read more >| NST

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New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 12 2021 @ 09:00

DidikTV KPM to begin Feb 17

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will introduce a special terrestrial Education TV channel known as DidikTV KPM starting Feb 17.|Read more >|SunDaily

February 10, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 10 2021 @ 20:00

Govt to cap RON95 at RM2.05 per litre, diesel at RM2.15 per litre

The government will cap the price for RON95 petrol and diesel at RM2.05 and RM2.15 per litre, respectively.|Read more >| NST


New Malaysia | New Policies | Feb 10 2021 @ 14:00

Who are the 19 members of the Special Independent Emergency Committee advising the Agong?

The government finally announced yesterday the members of the Special Independent Emergency Committee 2021 (SIEC) that will advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when it would be feasible to lift the Emergency ahead of its scheduled end on August 1.|Read more >Malaymail

February 09, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 09 2021 @ 17:00

#MyMudah helps local businesses save time and money on regulatory requirements

The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has the role of implementing interventions and acts as a problem-solving body on issues related to regulatory burdens.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 09 2021 @ 15:00

15 new routes for pink LRT feeder buses from Feb 18

Encouraging response from surveyed customers prompts company into providing wider coverage|Read more >TheVibes

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February 07, 2021

New Malaysia | New Policies | Feb 7 2021 @ 19:00

Housing minister: Pilot study on disposal of abandoned cars in Malaysia to be conducted for six months

The pilot study to strengthen the system of managing the disposal of abandoned cars will run for a period of six months, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Feb 07 2021 @ 18:00

CNY reunion dinner now allowed, max 15

The government has agreed to allow Chinese New Year reunion dinners to be held, with a maximum attendance of 15.|Read more >| NST

February 06, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 06 2021 @ 15:00

Construction of 12,000 Caring Residency units to launch on Feb 22

Putrajaya housing programme to enable civil servants, young families to own affordable homes|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Feb 06 2021 @ 14:00

Sosco says Wage Subsidy Programme termination will not increase unemployment rate

The termination of the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) will not contribute to increase in layoffs or unemployment rate, said Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Feb 06 2021 @ 14:00

Thumbs-up to Penang’s TWOAS initiative

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) has welcomed the Penang state government’s “Top-Up Women-Only Additional Seats” (TWOAS) initiative.|Read more >|SunDaily

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February 06, 2021

New Malaysia | Govt assistance