Malaysia morning news for June 12

Malaysia morning news for June 12
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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia allows public transport, flights to operate at full capacity
All public transport services, including flights and express buses, as well as e-hailing services and private vehicles, are now allowed to operate at full capacity as long as they abide by the standard operating procedures under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) at all times.

Asia gasoline, gasoil prices eye support as Malaysia eases COVID-19 restrictions on travel
Asian motor fuel markets are expected to see an immediate spurt of support with the return of interstate travel as part of easing lockdown restrictions in Malaysia from June 10, setting the stage for a spike in high-octane gasoline and gasoil demand, industry sources said.
— S&P Global

Malaysia bars its citizens from Hajj over coronavirus fears
Malaysia follows Indonesia in not allowing its citizens to visit Mecca and Medina for the annual pilgrimage.
— Aljazeera

Malindo Air to recommence domestic flights tomorrow
Malindo Air is resuming flights to almost all its domestic destinations in Malaysia beginning tomorrow as the government gradually relaxed rules on travel and social restrictions.
— Malay Mail

COVID-19: Vehicle entry permit for Malaysia-registered vehicles extended until Sep 30
The vehicle entry permit (VEP) validity period for Malaysia-registered vehicles will be extended to Sep 30, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday (Jun 11).

AirAsia rolls out unlimited flight pass for Malaysians
AirAsia hopes to stimulate Malaysia’s domestic tourism recovery with a new flight pass offering unlimited trips.
— TravelMole

State Govt distributes masks, sanitizers to 236 schools
The Sabah Government has given 746,112 face masks and 60,652 bottles of hand sanitizers to 221 government schools and 15 private schools throughout Sabah yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Ministry to revive state tourism industry
The State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture are looking into ways to revive the tourism industry in Sarawak following the crippling of the sector due to the Covid-19 crisis.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sabah minister Peter Anthony pleads not guilty to laundering RM8.8m
Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony claimed trial to five charges of money laundering involving RM8.75 million at the Sessions Court here today.
— Malay Mail

Bouncing back: Nestle Malaysia confident in post-COVID-19 recovery amid e-commerce push
Nestle Malaysia has expressed strong confidence in post-its COVID-19 recovery, with the firm accelerating its e-commerce drive at products with an ‘at-home’ focus
— Foodnavigator-asia

Malaysia still missing firm plan to end child marriage, says Sisters In Islam
Malaysia still lacked any clear plan to legally prevent child marriage the in the country despite years of discussions, according to women’s rights group Sisters In Islam (SIS).
— Malay Mail

Minister hopes for reduced air fares
Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin has expressed hope that air fares would be affordable with the recent green light given by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to allow for full flights.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysian Airlines: Spike in airfare due to less than 40pc load on most flights
Malaysian Airlines today clarified that the recent air ticket price increase involving its flight destinations is due to the current average load factor which is less than 40 per cent for most flights.
— Malay Mail

Ex-works ministers asks Putrajaya to continue with Sarawak-Sabah link
Former works minister Baru Bian today urged the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government to continue with the construction of the 425km long Sarawak-Sabah Link Road (SSLR) which he launched in November last year.
— Malay Mail

High Court dismisses govt’s 1MDB-linked suit against PBAKM to forfeit RM100,000
The High Court here has dismissed an application filed by the government to forfeit RM100,000 allegedly received by Yayasan Persatuan Bekas Anggota Kemas Malaysia (PBAKM) from Datuk Seri Najib Razak eight years ago.
— The Star Online

GOF seizes illicit cigarettes worth RM202,000 at commercial centre in Kota Sentosa
The General Operations Force (GOF) has seized illicit cigarettes worth about RM202,000 at a commercial centre in Jalan Tapang, Kota Sentosa here at around 5pm yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Anwar: Total of 107 MPs backing ‘Pakatan Plus’ based on numbers presented during June 9 meeting
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says the total of 107 MPs that support “Pakatan Plus” is based on the number that each party presented during a meeting on Tuesday (June 9).
— The Star Online

Peter claims trial to five money laundering charges
Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony claimed trial to five money laundering charges at the Sessions Court here today involving RM8.75 million.
— The Borneo Post

No comment, says Sri Ram to allegation he wanted Apandi to arrest Najib in 2018
Former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram has declined to comment on the controversial allegation by former attorney general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali that Sri Ram tried to convince him to arrest then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in 2018.
— The Star Online

Franchise, direct sales in Malaysia down as much as 80pc during MCO, says deputy minister
A recent Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry survey found that franchising and direct sales operations in the country have declined by up to 80 per cent due to the movement control order to contain the Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

NUTP recommends primary schools to reopen in late Sept
The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) Peninsular Malaysia has recommended that the earliest for primary schools to reopen nationwide, is in late September or October.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah Ports launches Covid-19 relief fund
Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd (SPSB) has pledged to assist communities across Sabah in response to the hardship brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

Barber shops, salons allowed to operate
Barber shops and hair salons are now allowed to operate under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) starting June 10 to August 31. However, they could only offer hair-cutting (basic services), said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Shafie Apdal yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah PH disappointed with MACC’s action against Warisan VP
Sabah Pakatan Harapan was disappointed with the decision of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sabah to charge State Infrasturture Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony today.
— The Borneo Post

EPF’s counter services to resume starting June 15 but are only available through appointment
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will resume counter services at all 68 branches nationwide starting June 15, but an appointment must first be made to access its services.
— Malay Mail

Facemasks donation to MBKS from Quanzhou city
Kuching City South Council (MBKS) on Wednesday received a donation of 20,000 pieces of facemasks from Quanzhou city in Fujian Province, China.
— New Sarawak Tribune

State now reaping benefits of digital economy: Rep
Although some groups, especially those from the opposition initially mocked the concept of digital economy, the results and benefits towards the state and its people are now evident, said Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PHC: Total of 200,000 visitors expected at Penang Hill by year end
A total of 200,000 tourists is expected to visit the iconic Penang Hill here until year end following the reopening of various economic sectors during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) period.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19 screenings to go on despite single digit cases, says Dr Noor Hisham
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will continue to conduct Covid-19 screenings, despite having achieved single digit positive cases, for three consecutive days.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry optimistic of schools completing this year’s syllabus
The Ministry of Education (MOE) is optimistic that schools will have enough time to complete the syllabus for this year.
— Malay Mail

30-minute shopping time at Sibu night market just ‘general guide’, says councilor
The Sibu Municipal Council’s (SMC) 30-minute shopping time introduced for the reopening of a popular night market at Butterfly Garden next week is just a general guide for the public, said its councilor Albert Tiang.
— The Borneo Post

Baru: Bypass from Lawas, Limbang to Miri approved by PH government
The work to build alternative road or bypass from Lawas and Limbang to Miri was actually already approved by the previous federal government held by Pakatan Harapan (PH), said Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah govt allows interstate travel, prayers at non-Muslim houses of worship during RMCO
The Sabah government has decided to allow several activities, including interstate travel, haircuts and prayers at non-Muslim houses of worship, to be carried out in the state during the recovery movement control order.
— Malay Mail

Heed MoE’s advice, private kindergartens told
Private kindergartens are advised to obey the instructions of the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Terengganu cops nab four individuals, seize drugs worth more than RM1.72m
Police seized more than RM1.72 million worth of drugs and arrested three men and a woman suspected to be drug traffickers in two raids in Kemasik, Kemaman on Monday.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia reports 2 new coronavirus cases, lowest since MCO implemented in mid-March
Malaysia on Wednesday (Jun 10) reported two new COVID-19 cases, the lowest since curbs on movement were imposed in mid-March.

KLIA2 slowly springs back to life as Malaysia enters recovery phase of partial lockdown
After nearly four months of severe travel restrictions due to Covid-19, Malaysia’s international airports gradually reopened themselves to travellers as domestic flights resume in the recovery movement control order.
— Malay Mail

929 taxi drivers registered with Sarawak CVLB to get special RM600 assistance soon, says Lee
A list of 929 names have been submitted by the Sarawak Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) to the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia for the disbursement of a one-off financial assistance to ease the hardship faced by taxi drivers.
— The Borneo Post

Fresh leak of February Bersatu meeting suggests PM’s resignation was preplanned
Yet another leak purportedly from the Bersatu supreme council meeting on February 23 contained discussions of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation as the prime minister for a realignment of the ruling parties at the.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: Shariah courts nationwide resume operations
All Shariah courts in the country are back in full operation since yesterday, said Shariah Chief Judge Datuk Dr Mohd Naim Mokhtar, who is also Shariah Judiciary Department (JKSM) director-general.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s drink driving problem: How big is it? What the numbers actually say
Drink driving has recently become a hot topic again in Malaysia, following a spate of fatal road accidents involving drivers suspected of driving while intoxicated with alcohol.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s Zii Jia reboots on the road to Tokyo
Lee Zii Jia’s charge up the badminton rankings has sparked hopes that Malaysia has found a successor to the legendary Lee Chong Wei – and someone who can finally win the country a first Olympic gold.
— The Borneo Post



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