Malaysia morning news for June 23

Malaysia morning news for June 23

Malaysia morning news

Govt allows non-Malaysian spouses, children to return, but with immigration approval
The government has allowed non-Malaysian spouses and their children who are stranded overseas to enter the country, but they must first obtain permission from the Immigration Department.
— The Star Online

Covid-19: Malaysia reports 15 new cases today, 13 involving foreigners
Malaysia recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases today, of which 13 were local transmissions among non-citizens, while two were imported cases involving Malaysians, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
— The Edge Markets

Putrajaya tells 3 airlines to lower airfares as travel resumes
The government today told three airlines to reduce their fares and increase flight frequencies following the relaxation of social distancing rules for air travel under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
— FMT

Malaysia plans to open travel corridors for six ‘green’ countries
It is in talks to open travel corridors with six ‘green’ countries – Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
— Travel Mole

Sarawak has lowest electricity tariffs in country — Dr Rundi
Sarawak’s electricity tariffs are currently the lowest in the country, says Utilities Minister Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.
— The Borneo Post

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Malaysia’s imported rice supply not affected by Covid-19 outbreak, says Kiandee
The country’s imported rice supply has not been affected despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, said Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee.
— Malay Mail

Non-business taxpayers reminded to submit tax return forms by June 30
Non-business taxpayers are reminded to submit their Income Tax Return Forms (BNCP) for the assessment year of 2019 by June 30.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia mulls travel bubbles with neighbours
Malaysia’s tourism authorities are banking on regional travel bubbles to kickstart tourism recovery post-Covid-19, as international travel from medium and longhaul markets will take a longer time to recover.
— TTG Asia

Let’s fight racism in Malaysia with verbal hygiene
It’s good to know that more and more of us in Malaysia are showing support in many forms for the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement that was sparked in the United States when African-American George Floyd was killed while in custody by a white police officer.
— The Star Online

MCO diets drive up Malaysia’s obesity rates
Many Malaysians have been complaining about their weight gain during the movement control order (MCO) period, which was not really a surprise considering that they were homebound and less active physically.
— The Star Online

Malaysia MOP imports jump in April
MOP deliveries to Malaysia are accelerating from a slow start to the year, as restocking ramps up after a protracted MOP tender season.
— Argus Media

Covid-19: US businesses in Malaysia adjusting, seizing opportunities
United States-based companies in Malaysia have resumed operations and are adjusting to the— with a focus on mitigating the risks that emerged while driving efficiency and productivity.
— Malay Mail

Wee: Airlines should lower fares now that social distancing rules are relaxed
Airline companies should work towards setting reasonable fares now that social distancing rules have been relaxed on planes and in airports, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

Non-business taxpayers told to submit 2019 income tax statement forms by June 30
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) is reminding all non-business taxpayers to submit their income tax statement forms for the 2019 fiscal year by June 30.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Immune Belt Enforcement Team established to stop rabid dogs from entering S’wak
The state cabinet has recently approved the establishment of the Immune Belt Enforcement Team (IBET), which is aimed at stopping rabid dogs from entering the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Mustapa: 12th Malaysia Plan engagement sessions to end before July Parliament meet
The engagements sessions to discuss improvements to the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) involving ministries, state governments and agencies are expected to complete before the parliament session next month.
— Malay Mail

Minister says no cost overrun in Gemas-JB EDT rail project despite delay
The Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking (EDT) rail project will not experience any increase in overall cost even though it is expected to be completed one year later than the initial date.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia records 16 new Covid-19 patients, with active cases dipping below 300, says Dr Noor Hisham
Malaysia reported 16 new Covid-19 cases with no new fatalities today, said health director-general (D-G) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Outgoing Senate president asks govt to reinstate reduced powers of Malay Rulers
Outgoing Dewan Negara president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran today called on the government to reinstate the reduced powers of the Malay monarchs.
— Malay Mail

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Robert Lau pledges to speak up on Sarawak’s rights, interest under MA63, IGC report in Dewan Negara
Newly appointed senator Robert Lau pledges to speak up on Sarawak’s rights and interest under Malaysia Agreement (MA63) and Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report.
— The Borneo Post

PMG confirms pharmacy admin staff at Medan Jaya branch in Bintulu tests positive for Covid-19
Public Medicare Group (PMG) has confirmed that its retail pharmacy administration staff at Medan Jaya branch here has been tested positive for Covid-19 on June 20.
— The Borneo Post

Factory worker pleads not guilty to insulting King on Facebook
A factory worker was charged in the Sessions Court here today with  insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Facebook last March.
— Malay Mail

Down with vertigo, Peter Anthony’s KL court hearing postponed to July 10
The court case involving Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony who is due to face charges under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act in the Sessions Court today, has been postponed to July 10.
— Malay Mail

Peter Anthony down with vertigo, case postponed to July 10
The court case involving Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony who is due to face charges under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act in the Sessions Court today, has been postponed to July 10 after he was admitted to a hospital in Kota Kinabalu.
— The Borneo Post

Johor flood evacuees up to 941 this morning
The number of flood evacuees in Johor rose to 941 people from 227 families as at 8am today, compared to 915 people from 222 families last night.
— Malay Mail

SYNQA lands US$80M in Series C funding round led by SCB 10X, SPARX Group
SYNQA, a Bangkok-based fintech company previously known as Omise Holdings, has raised US$80 million in Series C funding round today to deepen its footprint in the cashless society in Asia, according to a press statement.
— e27

Obesity rate at worrying levels in Malaysia
Many netizens have been complaining about their weight gain during the movement control order period, which was not really a surprise considering that they were homebound and less active physically.
— Malay Mail

Ex-PKR leader told to show proof of mass resignation or face legal action
Another former Parti Keadilan Sabah (PKR) leader who claimed to have resigned from the party with 2,000 members will be asked to furnish their names and membership numbers to the state leadership.
— The Borneo Post

Timing of suit against Musa suspicious – Abdul Rahman
Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan questioned the timing of Sabah Foundation’s suit against former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.
— The Borneo Post
More than four to a table: Businesses rejoice but customers still wary of crowds at eateries
Even as restaurants are finally allowed to operate at full capacity — no more just four customers to a table — there are those who have yet to venture outside their homes for a meal.
— Malay Mail

MetMalaysia: Mt Merapi eruption unlikely to affect Malaysia’s air quality
Malaysia’s air quality is unlikely to be affected by this morning’s double volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta, spewing a column of grey ash 6,000-metre into the air.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Sabah buys nearly 15 million face masks for people, says CM
The Sabah government bought nearly 15 million face masks and hand sanitisers for the people in the state.
— Malay Mail

Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik additional aid will not affect TNB’s operations, says Mahdzir
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has assured that the Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik additional aid, announced by the government yesterday, will not affect its operations or provision of electric power services to consumers.
— Malay Mail

In Johor, around 50 PKR women leaders quit party and declare support for Perikatan
Around 50 Johor PKR women leaders, including those from the national, state and divisions, have quit the party today after claiming they have lost confidence with the party.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: More than 90pc SOP compliance at hair salons, says minister
Compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) at barbershops and hairdressing salons has reached more than 90 per cent since they resumed operations on June 10, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister.
— Malay Mail

Abdul Azeez, brother withdraw appeals against court’s dismissal of bid for case transfer
Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and his brother Datuk Abdul Latif have withdrawn their appeals against a High Court’s dismissal to transfer their cases from the Sessions Court to the High.
— Malay Mail

As impasse on PM candidate remains, DAP and Amanah urge Anwar and PKR to accept six-month wait
DAP and Amanah urged allies in the so-called “Pakatan Plus” grouping to reach a compromise today, saying they were duty-bound to regain control of the government from the unelected Perikatan Nasional.
— Malay Mail

Snap election best way to resolve Malaysia’s political issues, says Mahdzir
A snap general election is the best solution to resolve the current political issues, especially with regard to the difference between the number of government and opposition members of parliament, said Umno vice-president.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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