Malaysia morning news for April 13

Malaysia morning news for April 13

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia reports 153 new COVID-19 cases with 3 new deaths
Malaysia’s health ministry reported 153 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the cumulative total to 4,683, the highest in Southeast Asia.
— CNA

Malaysia’s response to Covid-19 ranked fourth strictest in SEA
Malaysia’s Covid-19 response which includes the movement control order (MCO) is the fourth strictest among South-East Asian countries as of Friday, according to the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.
— Viet Nam News

Malaysian senator builds solar-powered buggy while under home quarantine for COVID-19
Stuck in a 14-day home quarantine, rural empowerment activist Adrian Banie Lasimbang decided to take advantage of the enforced isolation and come up with a working prototype of a solar-powered, electric buggy in the past two weeks.
— CNA

Minister: Services reopening during MCO only for green zones, not entire country
The government’s nod for businesses like full-service laundry shops and hairdressers to operate during the movement control order (MCO) is only for “green zones” under the Health Ministry’s designation, and not for.
— Malay Mail

Cashing In On Covid – Political Lies And Shrinking Supplies? EXPOSE
Once again, Sarawak politicians have turned to the Borneo Post to deny information brought by Sarawak Report.
— Sarawak Report

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AirAsia encourages passengers to accept credit offer
AirAsia chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is encouraging passengers to accept the airline’s credit offer as a good alternative to cash refund.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s response to Covid-19 ranked fourth strictest in SEA
Malaysia’s Covid-19 response which includes the movement control order (MCO) is the fourth strictest among South-East Asian countries as of Friday, according to the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.
— The Star Online

Big Lies Or Big Cock Up? More Evidence Of Political Manipulation Of Sarawak’s Disaster Fund
The Sibu-based Adun, Dr Annuar Rapaee, came out fighting yesterday after Sarawak Report continued to expose issues with regard to the confused distribution plans for Coronavirus disaster supplies to the most vulnerable communities in Sarawak. He called our reports ‘Big Lies’.
— Sarawak Report

Petronas provides food aid to ease burden of 800 families
Petronas has reached out to 800 deserving families through a special initiative, the Sentuhan Kasih Covid-19 programme, by providing food aid to the B40 community in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu and Kelantan to ease their burden during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
— The Borneo Post

RM1.1 billion interest-free loan for SMEs
The State government has allocated RM1.1 billion in interest-free loan to small medium enterprises (SMEs), in its effort to cushion the effect of the movement control order (MCO) on the economy.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Food, face masks for 4,000 in Asajaya
A total of 4,000 people in Asajaya have received food and face masks under the Sarawakku Sayang Aid Package through the local District Office.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak, Sabah students still in peninsula need to wait
Sarawak and Sabahan students who are still in Peninsular Malaysia would have to wait a little longer before they are allowed to return home during this Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

Finance Ministry: One-off RM200 IPT aid extended to Form 6, diploma students
The RM200 one-off payment for full-time students at higher institutions of learning (IPTs) announced under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package on March 27 will be extended to include Form Six, Diploma and.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian Rubber Board to probe source of Sungai Meru pollution
The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) through its Inspectorate and Enforcement Unit will work with the Department of Environment (DOE) to conduct a detailed investigation to identify the source of pollution in Sungai Meru, here.
— Malay Mail

Fake news: MCMC records ex-deputy minister’s statement
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has recorded a statement of a former deputy minister with regards to a clip video posted on Facebook claiming that there was an out of control situation at the.
— Malay Mail

MCO: Police taking stricter approach to ensure Covid-19 chain of infection can be broken – Dev Kumar
The police are now taking a stricter approach during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to ensure that the Covid-19 chain of infection can be successfully broken.
— The Borneo Post

MCCF contributes Aerosol Head Box to HTJS
The Malaysian Community Care Foundation (MCCF) today contributed five units of Aerosol Head Box, face shields, mineral water and snacks for the Covid-19 frontliners at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital here.
— The Sun Daily

RM6 mln to upgrade Pitas road – Peter
Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony yesterday announced RM6 million allocation to upgrade Jalan Salimpodon Darat, here.
— The Borneo Post

Members of armed forces on duty in ECMO areas must be in full gear
Members of the Malaysian Armed Forces assigned in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas have been told to don full army gear while on duty.
— The Sun Daily

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Covid-19: List of fake news on social media as of 9am, April 12 – KKMM
The following is the morning update from the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) Quick Response Team on countering fake news on Covid-19 on social media.1.
— The Sun Daily

Economic stimulus packages benefit business sector in S’wak, says Naroden
All the economic stimulus packages announced by the federal and state governments benefit almost everyone involved directly or indirectly in the supply chain of any businesses in Sarawak, said Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais.
— The Borneo Post

Call for law to deal with legal fallout of MCO on contracts, obligations
Enacting a new law to specifically deal with the legal fallout of the movement control order (MCO) on contracts and obligations on companies and societies under the Societies Act and individuals is worth considering.
— The Sun Daily

Preachers: MCO opportunity for Muslims to better fulfil Ramadan obligations
In less than two weeks, Muslims will observe the month-long fasting with the arrival of the much-awaited Islamic calendar of Ramadan.
— Malay Mail

Food aid for 1,000 more families in Api Api
As the Movement Control Order (MCO) enters the fourth week, 1,000 more families here have received food aid in the second phase of distribution, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to about 2,000 families since the exercise started last month.
— The Borneo Post

Loosen restrictions for contruction sector call
The Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Shareda) has urged the government to loosen the criteria for construction and construction-related services that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
— The Borneo Post

Water, electricity providers can work
All companies or contractors providing water and electricity supplies are allowed to work during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— New Sarawak Tribune

270 Malaysians still stranded in southern Thailand, says envoy
Two hundred and seventy Malaysians are still stranded in southern Thailand following the closure of border checkpoints with Malaysia on March 23 to curb the spread of Covid-19 outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Sabah orders immediate closure of Foh Sang Market due to overcrowding
The state government today decided not to allow the Foh Sang Market in Luyang here to operate during the duration of the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Sarawak to have more QR-coded wristbands to monitor individuals under quarantine
The Sarawak government will increase the supply of QR-coded tracking wristbands to be worn by individuals under quarantine, as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
— Malay Mail

Another seven Covid-19 cases registered in Sarawak
Sarawak today registered seven new positive cases of Covid-19, taking the total to 334 since the first case was reported on March 13, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Karim Rahman Hamzah said today.
— Malay Mail

Pikom disappointed IT support, services not allowed to run during MCO
The government needs to prioritise and look into IT support and services as a very essential service, making sure that technology remains available and accessible at this very trying time, says the National Tech.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian Bar: Minister has asked that law firms remain shut during MCO
Law firms in Malaysia have been asked not to reopen during the movement control order (MCO) where all non-essential activities have to be paused, the Malaysian Bar has said in conveying a minister’s message.
— Malay Mail

Johor artist takes being productive during MCO to new level with Covid-19-themed mural
From getting fit to tackling that mothballed DIY project, there are many ways to make your time at home during the movement control order (MCO) as productive as possible.
— Malay Mail

Pakatan: Putrajaya’s decision to allow more sectors to reopen amid MCO confusing
Pakatan Harapan (PH) has criticised today Putrajaya’s decision to allow some sectors to apply for permit to reopen their businesses after the movement control order (MCO) is extended yet again.
— Malay Mail

Barbers should wait a little longer to resume operations: Health DG
The Health Ministry has suggested that sectors like barber shops which are allowed to operate during the third phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) should temporarily defer their plans to resume business.
— The Sun Daily

COVID-19: Malaysia reports 184 new cases, death toll rises by 3
Malaysian health authorities reported 184 additional confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday (Apr 11), raising the cumulative tally to 4,530, the highest number for any country in Southeast Asia.
— CNA

Stern action against portals, online media carrying misleading news, warns Ismail Sabri
The government will take stern action against news portals or online media which report misleading and inaccurate news on government statements, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix).
— The Sun Daily

From warm water and Doraemon to ‘hairdresser’ relief, says Lim
If Parliament is allowed to play its role in the Covid-19 crisis, it would spare the country farces like the “warm water”, Doraemon, Mentri TikTok and “abused housewife” episodes, which is now added the “hairdresser” relief, DAP Lim Kit Siang (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Raja Permaisuri, Johor Sultan aid Covid-19 fight by donating equipment to hospitals
The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah has contributed 100 beds to Sungai Buloh Hospital and 50 beds to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
— Malay Mail

MCO: UMT lecturer proposes collaboration among universities to send students home
A lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) has suggested the government to establish a smart collaboration among universities to facilitate the process of sending home students of institutions of higher learning during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

HKL denies Covid-19 patient runs away from hospital
Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) yesterday denied viral news that a Covid-19 patient fled from the hospital this afternoon.
— The Sun Daily

TTDI longhouse development project to be continued – Annuar Musa
The Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) longhouse redevelopment project will continue to be pursued without affecting the green area of Taman Rimba Kiara, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Crowded Foh Sang Market closed
The State Government has decided to temporarily suspend operations in Foh Sang Market due to reports of overcrowding.
— The Borneo Post

Govt efforts to bring Malaysians abroad home ongoing
Efforts to bring home Malaysians stranded abroad are still ongoing as more arrived safely home from Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
— The Star Online

Hawkers, petty traders to receive RM1,500
Hawkers and petty traders can breathe a sigh of relief as the state government has stepped in to alleviate some of their financial burden following the movement control order (MCO).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Kuala Lumpur Hospital denies Covid-19 patient ran away
Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) today denied viral news that a Covid-19 patient fled from the hospital this afternoon.
— Malay Mail

Annuar Musa: TTDI longhouse development project to be continued
The Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) longhouse redevelopment project will continue to be pursued without affecting the green area of Taman Rimba Kiara, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa He said as many as 100…
— Malay Mail

Too risky to allow barbershops, salons to reopen so soon, Sarawak minister says
Sarawak minister Datuk Sri Fatimah Abdullah today cautioned against allowing barbershops, hair salons and laundry service to reopen for business in Sarawak during the extended movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

MOH personnel reminded of prudent use of PPEs
The Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel are reminded to use personnel protection equipment (PPEs) prudently as the fight against Covid-19 in the country is still far from over.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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