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March 30, 2020

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

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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

March 26, 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Federal and State Governments' Initiatives

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March 25, 2020

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Federal and State Governments' Initiatives

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March 24, 2020

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

 

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

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

March 23, 2020

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

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

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

Federal and State Governments' Initiatives

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March 23, 2020

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

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

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

 

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

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

March 22, 2020

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Federal and State Governments' Initiatives

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March 21, 2020

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

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

 

Youth and Sports Ministry announces seven initiatives to lighten burden of youths

The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) yesterday announced the implementation of seven initiatives to lighten the burden of youths affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) starting Wednesday until March 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

Covid-19: Melaka announces RM6.53m incentives

The Melaka government yesterday announced eight incentives involving an allocation of RM6.53 million to help those affected by Covid-19.|Read more >Malaymail

States roll out aid to ease impact of Covid-19

Some 6,000 healthcare workers on duty battling Covid-19 in the nine public hospitals in Selangor will receive a one-off incentive of RM200 each.|Read more >|TheStar

March 20, 2020

MoH, TNB initiate financial support to fight Covid-19

The Health Ministry (MoH) together with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has initiated an action coalition to encourage corporate companies in Malaysia to collaborate with the government and work together to fight the Covid-19 virus outbreak in the country.|Read more >|NST

Govt to provide for students stranded on campus

The government will provide food to students who are staying in university or college campuses following the imposition of the movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

Kelantan allocates RM5mil for underprivileged during MCO

Kelantan state government will allocate RM5mil in special allocation to fight Covid-19, says Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

Johor rolls out aid measures for residents facing Covid-19 crisis

The Johor government today launched the Johor Ihsan Initiative to assist state residents affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis.|Read more >Malaymail

Covid-19: RM127.78 million economic stimulus package for Selangor

Selangor has announced a RM127.78 million economic stimulus package comprising seven initiatives to counter the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

RM500 cash assistance for poor petty traders, hawkers

The Penang Islamic Religious Council (MAINPP), through Zakat Penang, will provide a one-off RM500 cash assistance to petty traders, hawkers and workers categorised as hard core poor following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

 

March 19, 2020

Food boxes to be distributed to targeted groups in Perak

The state government has allocated RM720,000 to provide food boxes to the targeted groups in Perak in order to ease their hardship during the two-week Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

Electricity bill discounts for six months from April

All electricity consumers nationwide will be given discounts up to six months from April 1 to Sept 30 for consumption bill.|Read more >|NST

March 19, 2020

Perak govt to provide one-off RM500 assistance to hawkers, small traders

The Perak state government will provide special assistance to about 4,000 hawkers and small traders, in the form of a one-off payment of RM500 each, following the imposition of the nationwide movement control order effective from today until March 31 to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

March 18, 2020

Income tax return forms deadline extended two months

The last day to file the various income tax return forms (BNCP) has been extended by two months from the original deadline.|Read more >|NST

Aid for those affected by Covid-19

The Covid-19 Fund launched by the Perikatan Nasional government will give financial aid to those directly affected by the outbreak.|Read more >|TheStar

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