Malaysia morning news for June 16

Malaysia morning news for June 16
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5% jobless rate just the beginning, says employers’ federation
Malaysia’s largest employers’ federation has warned that the 5% unemployment rate at the end of April is just the beginning of more job cuts.

Covid-19 accelerates Malaysia’s digital agenda, says minister
Covid-19 has not only accelerated the country’s digitalisation agenda but also increased the skills of Malaysians using digital platforms in their day-to-day operations, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Affairs) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
— Malay Mail

High Court rejects request to postpone Najib’s PAC trial over ex-AG Apandi’s affidavit
The High Court here has denied a request by Datuk Seri Najib Razak to postpone his 1Malaysia Development Bhd-linked trial involving allegations of audit report tampering over an affidavit filed by former attorney general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, which implicated the case’s lead prosecutor, Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram.
— The Star Online

Tabung Haji to Malaysian Haj pilgrims: Be careful with those offering furada visa
The people were reminded today to be careful and not to deal with any party offering the ‘furada’ visa to perform the Haj following the government’s decision not to send pilgrims for this year’s Haj season.
— Malay Mail

CEO of Malaysia’s PNB resigns
Jalil Rasheed, the president and group chief executive of Kuala Lumpur-based Permodalan Nasional Berhad, resigned Monday, according to a news release by the government-linked fund management company.
— PI Online

Malaysia’s AirAsia to resume all domestic routes from July
Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Group will restart all domestic routes from July, Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said on Monday (Jun 15), after the government eased movement curbs for containing the coronavirus.
— Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia’s natural rubber production rises 0.3 pct in April
Malaysia’s natural rubber production rose 0.3 percent month on month to 34,616 tonnes in April, official data showed Monday.
— Xinhua

Ministry of Agriculture to intensify efforts to find land for pineapple cultivation in Malaysia
The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MOA) will intensify efforts to find suitable land for pineapple cultivation in the country to ensure the pineapple production capacity meets global demands, says its Deputy Minister II Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi.
— Fresh Plaza

Foreign diplomats entering Malaysia need not undergo 14-day quarantine at centres, says Wisma Putra
Foreign diplomats returning to Malaysia will not have to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine at designated quarantine centres, says the Foreign Ministry.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s debt sales to pique foreign investors’ interest again
Malaysia’s debt sales sales could make a comeback amid economic reopening optimism, said Kenanga Research.
— New Straits Times

Covid-19: Only 718 active cases identified among students, staff of tahfiz centres to date, says Dr Noor Hisham
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said only 718 active cases of Covid-19 infection among tahfiz students and staff have been identified to date.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: Domestic Trade Ministry issued 633 notices to owners of barbershops, hair salons
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has issued 633 notices to owners of barbershops and hair salons throughout the ‘Ops Catut 7.0’ operation from June 10.
— Malay Mail

Agriculture minister: RM9.04m allocated for fishermen housing project in Sabah
The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) had since 2017, allocated RM9.04 million for projects to rehabilitate fishermen’s houses in Sabah.
— Malay Mail

MCO: Selangor immigration raids Taman Langat Utama, Taman Langat Murni
Ten undocumented migrants were detained in an operation by Selangor Immigration Department in Taman Langat Murni and Taman Langat Utama which came under administrative movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Malaysian govt urged to simplify application process for Penjana tourism financing
The government is urged to simplify the application process for the Penjana (National Economic Recovery Plan) Tourism Financing worth RM1 billion, details of which will be announced in July to help industry players affected by.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s economic recovery unaffected by Covid-19 developments, says Mustapa
Current developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic do not affect the country’s economic recovery during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) period, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Health Ministry: Active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia dip below 1,000 for first time in months
The number of active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia dipped below 1,000 for the first time since March, as the Ministry of Health announced just eight new daily infections as of noon today.
— Malay Mail

Forestry Dept: Five eco-forest parks in Terengganu to reopen tomorrow following RMCO
Five eco-forest parks in Terengganu will be opened to visitors again from tomorrow following the implementation of the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
— Malay Mail

Saravanan: Socso paid out RM103mil until May to 30,000 workers who lost jobs
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has paid out a total of RM103mil through the Employment Insurance System (EIS) up to the end of May to about 30,000 workers who lost their jobs.
— The Star Online

Prasarana optimistic of increase in number of public transport users with My30
The unlimited travel facility My30 on all public transport services managed by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) in the Klang Valley is expected to increase the number of public transport users.
— Malay Mail

Melaka River and Beach Development Corp CEO charged with receiving RM260,000 in bribes
Melaka River and Beach Development Corporation (PPSPM) chief executive officer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to four counts of accepting bribes, amounting to RM260,000 three years.
— Malay Mail

Johor police bust drug syndicates, make seizures worth over RM1m
Johor police have busted two drug trafficking syndicates, namely, ‘Geng Ah Poh’ and ‘Geng Handsome’, following the arrest of 18 individuals in 15 raids carried out in four districts across the state between June.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian fintech startup Curlec raises funding from 500 Startups
Curlec, a Malaysian fintech startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from 500 Startups, according to a press statement.
— e27

Perak police nab couple, find over RM100,000 in drugs
Police said they discovered heroin and methamphetamine valued at RM110,000 in the trunk of a car at Kampung Muhibbah, Buntong here after they were led to the location by a couple they arrested earlier.
— Malay Mail

After Najib suggests revisiting RCI on RM33b BNM forex scandal, Anwar says go ahead
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he would welcome a reinvestigation of the Bank Negara Malaysia foreign exchange scandal from the 1990s, following the pointed suggestion of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib…
— Malay Mail

Survey: One in two Malaysian millennials plan to quit regular employment to start own business
Over half of millennial respondents aged between 25 and 34 told a Randstad Malaysia survey they would leave their jobs to start their own business.
— Malay Mail

Education minister says schools will be inspected to ensure Covid-19 preventive measures work
Education Ministry officials at all levels will regulatory inspect schools at random to gauge the efficacy of the standard operating procedures (SOP) to contain Covid-19 when they reopen.
— Malay Mail

Medac developing co-op transformation plan
The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) is developing a co-operative transformation plan to improve the revenue and welfare of its members.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Business at local market picking up
The resumption of businesses following the lifting of movement restrictions is a boon for Pasar Kubah Ria, said Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Cleanliness important post Covid-19
Hawkers and food stall operators are reminded to uphold the best standard of cleanliness during and after the Covid-19 crisis.
— New Sarawak Tribune
PRS upholds rural centric mantra
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is playing to its strengths of being a rural-based party focusing on rural development, said its youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PBS welcomes Home Ministry’s effort over illegal immigrant problems
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) welcomes the Home Ministry’s fresh approach to deal with issues pertaining to the large number of illegal immigrants in the state.
— Malay Mail

Kejora focuses on development of tourism products in Johor, says minister
The South-east Johor Development Authority (Kejora) will focus on the development of tourism products especially rural tourism in an effort to help increase the income of the people in South-east Johor, said Rural.
— Malay Mail

Home Ministry identifies 37 illegal landing points in Sabah, says minister
The Home Ministry has identified 37 landing points in 10 districts in Sabah which were used by undocumented migrants, said its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.
— Malay Mail

Health Ministry: Covid-19 cases among migrant now over 2,400, six new infections reported
The total number of Covid-19 positive cases among migrants now stands over 2,400 with six new infections reported as of noon today, the Ministry of Health announced this evening.
— Malay Mail

Home Affairs Ministry plans to only use IMM13 for standardisation purpose
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) intends to standardise the documentation of foreign nationals from the Philippines in Sabah by using only using one document, namely, IMM13, as among the strategies to facilitate.
— Malay Mail

PenjanaKerjaya employment recruitment incentive programme starts tomorrow
The Employment Recruitment Incentives Programme, PenjanaKerjaya, under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) is starting tomorrow. Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive officer Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz.
— Malay Mail

Eight motorcyclists nabbed for performing ‘superman stunt’ on Duke Expressway
Eight men were arrested for riding their motorcycles in a dangerous manner, including performing the ‘Superman stunt’, on the Duta-Ulu Kelang expressway early today.
— Malay Mail



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