Malaysia morning news for April 20

Malaysia morning news for April 20
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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia Reports 84 New Coronavirus Cases; One New Death
Malaysian health officials reported 84 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the country’s total to 5,389.
— New York Times

Malaysia shuts palm operations in part of Sabah after coronavirus outbreak
Malaysia’s largest palm oil producing state, Sabah, has temporarily halted palm operations in one area after 11 cases of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) were found there, the Bernama state news agency reported on Sunday (April
— The Star Online

Water supply restoration in seven regions reaches 97%: Air Selangor
Water supply restoration in seven regions that experienced an unscheduled water supply interruption yesterday, following the pollution of a raw water source in Sungai Selangor, has reached 97%, as at 6pm today.
— The Sun Daily

Matta hopes govt provides financial support to local airlines post Covid-19
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has urged the government to urgently look into financial support for the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines to ensure its readiness for post Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to begin Covid-19 drug clinical trials in WHO programme soon, says Health DG
Malaysia’s involvement in the “Solidarity” trial, an international effort to test several drugs in treating Covid-19, will begin with clinical trials on local patients very soon, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).
— The Star Online

Ministry receives 1,569 complaints, 8,643 enquiries during MCO
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has received 1,569 complaints and 8,643 enquiries regarding the supply and sale prices of goods since the Movement Control Order (MCO) began on March 18.
— The Sun Daily

MITI: Frequently asked questions on MCO
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has issued additional frequently asked questions for companies operating during the movement control order (MCO) which was extended to April 28, 2020.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian Relief Agency donates one million gloves for frontliners
The Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) has donated one million units of medical grade non-sterile gloves for the frontliners.
— Malay Mail

Penang govt allocates RM100,000 for efforts against domestic violence
The Penang government has allocated RM100,000 in support of efforts to curb domestic violence during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

NGOs urged to get permission before undertaking any charity work – IGP
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been requested and advised to obtain permission from the National Security Council (MKN) before doing any charity work during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

New website to facilitate aid delivery – Safar
The State Government has launched a new website to expand and improve the delivery efficiency of the Sabah Covid-19 Assistance Package, said State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong.
— The Borneo Post

‘Food aid sent to 91 pct of registered households’
A total of 324,224 or 91 per cent of the 349,449 households or individuals registered with the 12 Divisional Disaster Management Committees (DDMC) throughout Sarawak have received food assistance from the state government as of Thursday (April 16).
— The Borneo Post

MOF views seriously BPN application using fake documents
The Ministry of Finance of Malaysia (MOF) stressed Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) is only for the benefit of qualified Malaysians and is seriously viewing allegations that fake documents were used to apply for the.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia looks forward to sharing research data with Chinese medical experts, says Dr Noor Hisham
Malaysia is looking forward to sharing their experience and research data with several Chinese medical experts on Covid-19 following their arrival in the country today, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham.
— Malay Mail

Double digit Covid-19 infections not a licence to violate MCO
It has now been two consecutive days that the number of new Covid-19 cases is at double digit, but this does not mean that the people can heave a sigh of relief and be complacent about the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

BSN implements BPN cash payment until Dec 31, 2020
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has implemented cash payment to recipients of the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) who do not have bank accounts or credit failures beginning April 17 to Dec 31, 2020.
— The Sun Daily

In Malaysia’s ‘new normal’, keeping kids on learning track with reading classes via WhatsApp
Parents concerned that their children may be left behind in school can now worry less with MYReaders stepping in to aid the learning process.
— Malay Mail

Affected businesses will get help
The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry is facilitating affected business, entrepreneurs and small medium enterprises (SMEs).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Socso to screen according to Health Ministry guidelines
Health screenings for employees returning to work would be conducted by the Social Security Organisation (Socso), following strict guidelines by the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

MCO breathes new life into the environment
The implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic has not only brought about a new normal in the lives of the people, but it has also breathed new life into the environment.
— The Sun Daily

Miri Zone 6 firemen first recipients of volunteer group PPE project
Firemen from three Zone 6 stations here are the first recipients of personal protective equipment (PPE) produced by 42 local volunteers.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak couples involved in farming allowed to travel in same vehicle during MCO, says DCM
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has given an exemption for farmers and their wives to travel in the same vehicle or motorcycle to go to their farms, its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said today.
— Malay Mail

Selangor introduces two Ramadan e-bazaar platforms
The Selangor government is introducing the GRAB Selangor and the Selangor Platform (PLATS) as two special e-commerce platforms for the Ramadan e-bazaar programme.
— The Sun Daily

State govt’s tough measures to contain Covid-19 bearing fruits, says Sarawak DCM
Lawas and Matu districts have been classified as green zones from the yellow zones, bringing the total green zones to 26 out of 40 districts in Sarawak, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas.
— Malay Mail

Expats plead to be allowed to return to Malaysia
Expatriates who have made Malaysia their permanent home are pleading for the government to consider allowing long term pass holders — Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H), visa holders, employment pass, and dependants’ pass — to return to their families.
— New Straits Times

Health D-G: Ministry mulls screening all food delivery riders for Covid-19
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that health authorities are considering a move to screen all food delivery riders for Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Penang to be declared green zone state if no new Covid-19 cases in 14 days
Penang could be declared as a green zone state if no new cases are reported in all of its districts for 14 days.
— The Sun Daily

Senior minister: Internet installation works allowed during MCO
Works to install Internet connection at residential premises during the movement control order (MCO) are allowed, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.
— Malay Mail

Chinese anti-Covid-19 medical team arrives in Malaysia
A team of medical experts sent by the Chinese government arrived at Malaysia today to help the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
— Malay Mail

Takiyuddin: Minister, deputy minister not immune under the law if they flout MCO
Ministers and deputy ministers are not immune under the law if they deliberately flout the movement control order (MCO), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
— Malay Mail

Emotional roller-coaster as Malaysians ride out the MCO
Malaysians, who have been confined to their homes since March 18, have shifted from mostly feeling angry and scared on the first day of the movement control order (MCO) to joyful but sad as the days progressed, according to a data analytics and digital media firm.
— The Star Online

State helps solve overstocking of fish
The state government is helping fishermen to sell their catch after the movement control order (MCO) saw demand for their products plummet.
— New Sarawak Tribune

New cases at 54 nationwide, lowest so far
Malaysia’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic continues to show positive results with recoveries on the uptrend and newly reported cases dropping.
— The Borneo Post

IGP: NGOs urged to get permission before undertaking any charity work
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been requested and advised to obtain permission from the National Security Council (MKN) before doing any charity work during the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Decision on MCO extension will be based on science and fact, says Health D-G
The Health Ministry will base its decision-making process strictly on scientifically proven facts and factual data, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said when asked whether the current movement control order (MCO) imposed.
— Malay Mail

Three Sarawak returnees test positive for Covid-19, isolation strategy important, says SDMC chairman
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah today said that placing returning Sarawak as persons-under-surveillance (PUS) upon their arrival has proved to be a good strategy to cut-off the.
— Malay Mail

Health minister: Tabligh cluster could have been prevented by previous govt
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba today said that the largest cluster of Covid-19 patients in Malaysia could have been prevented if the previous government managed the outbreak well.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak food aid programme reaches 91pc of households
A food aid programme which had been initiated by the Sarawak Government since April 1 has benefited 91 per cent of its targeted number of households to date, state Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and.
— Malay Mail

Labuan hospital gets health equipment, Labuan folks get face masks, financial aid
The Labuan Health Department has received 10 units of 4-Panel Patient Monitor, eight units of 6-Panel Patient Monitor and two ventilators for the Labuan Hospital to better manage Covid-19 patients.
— The Sun Daily

Govt urges all to continue adhering to MCO
Members of the public should continue to adhere to the Movement Control Order (MCO) to ensure its objective of breaking the chain of Covid-19 infections is achieved.
— The Sun Daily

All AGMs of companies, cooperatives, associations postponed: Ismail Sabri
All annual general meetings of companies, cooperatives and associations, which would usually be held around the months of April, May and June, will be postponed to a later date deemed suitable even if the movement control order (MCO) is not extended.
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Time to polish cooking talents
She was not expert at making traditional sweets, so accounts clerk Nurulnabila Zaidi decided to make use of the enforced confinement during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period to improve herself.
— The Sun Daily

RM7.4 mln booze smuggling bust
Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 5,070 cartons of alcoholic drinks valued at RM7.4 million at a police roadblock along Jalan Pekan Menumbok, here on Thursday.
— The Borneo Post

Protect our frontliners, govt urged
Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chief Chong Chieng Jen has called the government to provide sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontliners to reduce their risks of contracting Covid-19.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Avoid complacency, obey MCO despite drop in Covid-19 cases
Following the decline in the number of Covid-19 positive cases over the past few days, the Ministry of Health (MoH) fears that the public would become complacent and take lightly the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on International Girls in ICT Day, April 23.


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