Malaysia morning news for June 22

Malaysia morning news for June 22
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Malaysia morning newsNavigating COVID-19’s shock to the Malaysian economy
Malaysia is no stranger to external shocks affecting its macroeconomy. Over the past two decades it has been buffeted by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (AFC), the 2001 global slowdown after 9/11, and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Each shock affecting the Malaysian economy in different ways.
— AEC News Today

Malaysia reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 imported infections
Malaysia reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Jun 21), taking the national total to 8,572.

Singapore prepared to work with Malaysia in lifting border restrictions
Singapore is prepared to work with Malaysia in addressing the needs of cross-border travellers, amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic situation.
— The Star Online

UNTOUCHABLE? US Legal Firm Still Accepting Money From Known Jho Low Business Associate
Are law firms untouchable when it comes to receiving money from dubious sources?
— Sarawak Report

Sarawak govt says locals returning from Indonesia required to undergo 14-day stay at gazetted quarantine centres
The state government, in a last-minute policy change, has decided that all Sarawakians who return from Indonesia will have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine at hotels designated as quarantine centres under the state Public.
— Malay Mail

EC enforcement teams to monitor Chini by-election campaign
The Election Commission (EC) has set up three Election Campaign Enforcement Teams (PP-KPR) that will monitor activities during the campaign period in the Chini state by-election.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ranking achievement proves Malaysia’s world-class higher education
The success of all five Malaysian research universities being ranked among the world’s top 200 proved that Malaysia’s higher education is world-class, said Higher Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

TNB: No electricity supply cuts until Sept 30
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will not cut electricity supply to consumers whose bills are in arrears until September 30.
— Malay Mail

MAHB: Meeters and greeters can now enter airport terminal buildings
Airports are now given the exemption to allow meeters and greeters to enter the terminal buildings effective June 19, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
— Malay Mail

Construction of premium outlet mall in Batu Gajah will not affect Kinta Nature Park, says Perak MB
The state government has given an assurance that the construction of a premium outlet mall in Batu Gajah near here willl not disrupt the nearby Kinta Nature Park ecosystem.
— Malay Mail

S’wakians aspiring to be food delivery riders can now apply for RM10,000 interest-free loan for bikes
Sarawakians interested to be food delivery riders can now apply for a maximum loan of RM10,000 interest-free to purchase a motorcycle equipped with a delivery box.
— The Borneo Post

Energy minister: Four million domestic users whose bills are under RM77 get three months’ free electricity supply
A total of four million or 52.2 per cent of domestic users of electricity with a monthly bill of up to RM77 or 300kWh usage will enjoy free supply for three months under the Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik scheme.
— Malay Mail

MACC opens two operations rooms for Chini by-election
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today opened two operations rooms (Ops rooms) to enable the public to channel information and complaints on corrupt activities or power abuse pertaining to the Chini state.
— Malay Mail

Takeaway cocktails: Bars in Kuala Lumpur get creative amid prolonged closure due to COVID-19
The sweet, grassy fragrance of pandan filled the air, as the bartender sliced the long leaves into thin strips.

Air Selangor conducts Covid-19 tests for its frontline employees
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) is conducting Covid-19 screening for its frontline employees beginning today as part of its efforts to maintain the safety and health of employees and customers.
— Malay Mail

Idea to standardise document comes from security forces – ESSCom
Commander of Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom), DCP Datuk Hazani Ghazali fully agreed with the proposal of Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) to standardise the documentation of Filipino in Sabah by using only using IMM13.
— The Borneo Post

Provide subsidy directly to travel agencies – Satta
Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Satta) has appealed to the State Government to provide subsidy or inject grant directly to travel agencies to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

More relief funds needed, say Sabah employers
Sabah Employers Association says it is not sure of the effect that the ‘Sabah New Deal’ package as announced by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal will have to assist in the recovery of State’s economy.
— The Borneo Post

Rohingya refugees less likely to be radicalised, but violent tendencies exist, says think tank
Social and community think tank, Iman Research, has through its study found that the possibility of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia joining violent extremist networks is low, but the factors influencing them to act on.
— Malay Mail

Singaporeans may be allowed to enter Malaysia without COVID-19 restrictions, but this should be a reciprocal arrangement: Putrajaya
Singaporeans may be allowed to enter Malaysia without the need to undergo COVID-19 screening and home quarantine, but there should be a reciprocal arrangement for Malaysians, said Putrajaya on Friday (Jun 19).

S’wak should backdate SST claim
Sarawak has been asked to pursue a backdated State Sales Tax (SST) claim plus interests from 1976.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Barbershops, hair salons should only charge extra for aprons, hand gloves, says minister
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) only allows barbershops, hairdressers and beauty salons to charge customers extra for the disposable aprons and gloves used when rendering their services.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir says will never work with Muhyiddin, confident voters will reject money politics in GE15
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he will not work with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin again.
— Malay Mail

Customs Dept: Nine containers with liquor worth RM5.6m seized in Port Klang
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized nine containers filled with 165,000 litres of liquor estimated at RM5.6 million including taxes, suspected to involve a smuggling syndicate at Northport, Port Klang on June.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian laws provide for freedom of expression, Guan Eng tells police after Hannah Yeoh, Malaysiakini probes
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng condemned today the recent police investigations on Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh and Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan, saying it signalled shrinking democratic space under Perikatan.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian animated documentary picked as opening film for US film fest
Malaysian Soon King Yaw’s documentary, All I Did was Smile and Say Hello, on the rising discrimination against Asians in the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic has been selected as the opening film of the KQED Homemade Film Festival.
— The Star Online

EC sets up enforcement teams to monitor Chini by-election campaign
The Election Commission (EC) has set up three Election Campaign Enforcement Teams (PP-KPR) that will monitor activities during the campaign period in the Chini state by-election.
— Malay Mail

Business premise in Bandar Riyal ordered to close for not complying with SOP under RMCO
A business premise at Bandar Riyal, Kota Samarahan was ordered to close on Friday (June 19) during a Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) compliance integrated operation carried out by Ministry of Health (MOH) and other agencies.
— The Borneo Post

Electricity bills: Three months’ free for domestic low power users, RM77 discount for others (updated)
The Government has announced an additional RM942mil in discounts and rebates for domestic users’ electricity bills.
— The Star Online

Singapore foundation donates Covid-19 test kits to KK Public Health Lab
Singapore’s Temasek Foundation has donated Fortitude Test Kits and RNA Extraction Kits to the Kota Kinabalu Public Health Laboratory.
— The Borneo Post

Health Dept announces Flying Doctor schedule for June
The state Health Department yesterday announced its latest Flying Doctor Service (PDU) schedule for Samarahan, Miri and Kapit divisions for the current month.
— The Borneo Post

Dept begins mobile anti-rabies vaccination programme
The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Sarawak has started its statewide mobile anti-rabies vaccination programme for dogs.
— The Borneo Post

All resolutions passed during SCIB AGM
Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad (SCIB), a complete integrated solution company in civil construction, from the broadcast venue at Tricor Business Centre on June 18, 2020 via Webex had successfully concluded its 44th annual general meeting (AGM).
— The Borneo Post

HSL hit by MCO, but orderbook still strong
Hock Seng Lee Bhd’s (HSL) net profit for its first quarter of financial year 2020 (1QFY20) came in significantly below expectations, at only 13 per cent of full-year consensus estimates.
— The Borneo Post

National Task Force hunts 300 local skippers for smuggling foreigners
More than 300 locals skippers and masterminds have been identified as being involved in smuggling illegal immigrants into the country.
— Malay Mail

Anwar fails to court GPS
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has failed in a last ditch effort to get Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to abandon Perikatan Nasional (PN).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Non-pensionable MAF veterans urged to register with Veterans Affairs Dept
Non-pensionable Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) veterans who have yet to register with the MAF Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) are urged to do so to facilitate channeling of necessary aid and assistance to them.
— Malay Mail

Pahang MB urges all parties to comply with Covid-19 SOP during Chini by-election
All parties directly or indirectly involved in the Chini by-election are urged to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Election Commission (EC).
— Malay Mail

Chini by-election: ‘New normal’ observed on nomination day makes it most quiet, calmest process
Today’s nomination process for the Chini by-election can be regarded as  the most quiet and held in the calmest situation with all quarters observing the new normal to help end the Covid-19 pandemic during this recovery.
— Malay Mail

Miri MP Dr Michael Teo appointed as national PKR vice president
Miri MP Dr Michael Teo Yu Keng has been appointed as national Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian court jails, fines lorry driver for stealing RM600,000 from bank in KL
A lorry driver who made headlines when he succeeded in making off with RM600,000 from a bank within 20 minutes without the use of weapons in 2017, was sentenced to five years in jail and fined RM8,000 by the Magistrate’s.
— Malay Mail

LePaPa Supermarket Matang grand opening June 23
LePaPa Supermarket at Matang Jaya here will hold its grand opening June 23.
— The Borneo Post



Feature photo Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on United Nations Public Service Day , June 23.


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