Malaysia morning news for June 5

Malaysia morning news for June 5
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Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases spike today, with 270 patients from Immigration detention centre
Malaysia recorded 277 new Covid-19 cases today, of which only four were locals, the Ministry of Health said today.
— Malay Mail

State Govt mulls exporting seafood, vegetables
The State Government is looking into exporting seafood and vegetables produced in Sabah via AirAsia. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal said he had discussed with AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes on fitting the company’s aircrafts with refrigeration so that perishable goods such as vegetables.
— The Borneo Post

Launch of first e-commerce platform masterplan soon
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (Mintred) will be launching its first e-commerce platform masterplan to motivate entrepreneurs venturing into digital economy.
— New Sarawak Tribune

With aviation sector grounded, sources say AirAsia looking to cut headcount
AirAsia Group Bhd is planning to reduce its staff size as the low-cost carrier has been devastated along with the global aviation sector by the Covid-19 pandemic and government measures to contain it, according to internal.
— Malay Mail

Miti: Malaysia records trade deficit in April after 269 consecutive months of surplus
The Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused major disruptions to the global supply chain, has dragged Malaysia to record a trade deficit of RM3.5 billion in April 2020, after 269 consecutive months of surplus on..
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s April exports plunge 24%, biggest fall in decade
Malaysia’s exports tumbled 23.8 per cent in April from a year earlier, the steepest fall in a decade, as the COVID-19 pandemic badly disrupted the global supply chain, the government said on Thursday (Jun 4).

Government transition does not affect war on Covid-19- Health DG
A transition in government does not disrupt the effort of the Ministry of Health (MOH) from continuing to combat the spread of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia still short of psychologists to provide counselling – Health DG
There is still insufficient number of psychologists to provide counselling in the country, as the counsellor-to-individual ratio is 1:52,000 when the normal ratio is 1:500.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19 test within three to seven days a must before entering Sabah – director
The State Health Department has advised all travellers wishing to come to Sabah to undergo Covid-19 tests within three to seven days before their arrival.
— The Borneo Post

CIJ stands in solidarity with arrested unionists
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has condemned Tuesday’s arrests of five protesters participating in a peaceful assembly in front of the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh, Perak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Unimas sends over 7,000 students home
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) has finished sending home over 7,000 students, said vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Make full use of RM40m Socso wage subsidy funds, Terengganu exco tells state entrepreneurs
Only 200 of the more than 3,000 entrepreneurs in Terengganu have applied to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) for the Wage Subsidy Programme, said State Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Micro Industry and Hawker.
— Malay Mail

SOP being fine-tuned to reopen recreational parks, barber shops in Sarawak, says Uggah
The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBNS) will fine-tune the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the reopening of recreational parks, barber shops, fitness centres or gyms and photo studios.
— Malay Mail

Go online, Dr Mahathir tells Covid-19 hit business owners mulling closure
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged business owners sinking under the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic to develop an online presence instead of shuttering.
— Malay Mail

Customs officers nab man with 480g of drugs believed to be ganja
The Royal Malaysia Customs Department has arrested a 24-year-old man for carrying a parcel containing four bags of drugs believed to be marijuana at a shopping mall here on Monday (June 1).
— The Star Online

Domestic Trade Ministry seizes subsidised cooking oil worth more than RM20,000 in Kelantan
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs office in Kelantan seized 8,300 kg of subsidised cooking oil worth more than RM20,000 believed to be smuggled to a neighbouring country in a raid in Tanjung Chat here.
— Malay Mail

Pesta Selangau, SibuJaya scrapped this year due to Covid-19, says SRDC chairman
The Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) has decided to cancel this year’s Pesta Selangau and Pesta SibuJaya due to Covid-19 pandemic, said its chairman Sempurai Petrus Ngelai.
— The Borneo Post

After picketers arrested outside Ipoh hospital, UEM Edgenta claims alleged union-busting was part of ‘insourcing’ deal
UEM Edgenta Bhd denied today the National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services’ (NUWHSAS) allegations of anti-union tactics and mistreatment of its members, after five workers were arrested for picketing this.
— Malay Mail

Miti: Putrajaya working on Temporary Measures Bill to address Covid-19 blowback
The government is drafting a Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the social and economic impacts of Covid-19, said the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
— Malay Mail

Kejora Capital, SBI Holdings launch US$30M fund to invest in early stage Indonesian startups
Kejora Capital and SBI Capital have partnered to launch a US$30 million fund called the SBI Kejora Orbit, designed to invest in early stage tech startups in Indonesia, according to the company statement.
— e27

Penang Hill to reopen funicular train service on Saturday
The Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) funicular train service will resume starting June 6, in line with the announcement by the Penang government that it will reopen the state’s recreational parks this Saturday.
— Malay Mail

Young farmers can reduce Malaysia’s dependency on imported chillies, says deputy minister
The participation of more young farmers in cultivating chilies using the fertigation method can help reduce the country’s dependence on imported chili products, said Deputy Agriculture and Food Industry Minister I, Datuk Seri.
— Malay Mail

Enter Sabah to generate economy if Covid-19 free, says chief minister
The state government’s decision to open all entry gates to Sabah is aimed at reviving the economic sector which is affected following the Covid-19 pandemic since the movement control order (MCO) was introduced on March.
— Malay Mail

Childcare centres in Malaysia can resume operations, says minister
Childcare centres are now allowed to resume operation by complying with the guidelines on prevention of Covid-19 infection post-movement control order for safety at child care centres, said Women, Family and Community.
— Malay Mail

Bus services in Sarawak to resume operations on June 10, says minister
All bus services in Sarawak will resume operations on June 10 under the rules and guidelines of the conditional movement control order (CMCO), said state Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
— Malay Mail

Melaka allows eating at food premises from Friday, says CM
The Melaka state government has begun allowing eating in food premises without buffet meals starting this Friday (June 5), said Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali.
— Malay Mail

Lane closures along Selayang-Kepong Highway to continue until Aug 31
The intermittent lane closures along Selayang-Kepong Highway (MRR2) (Selayang-bound and Sungai Buloh-bound) will continue until August 31, 2020.
— Malay Mail

Man fined RM5,000 in Sarawak’s first Covid-19 quarantine violation court case
A 27-year-old man, who violated the home quarantine order for a bowl of ‘kampua’, was fined RM5,000 in default five months jail after he pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today.
— The Borneo Post

Forms Five, Six to reopen under Education Ministry’s SOP
The Education Ministry’s standard operating procedures (SOP) for the reopening of schools, which is available on the National Security Council’s website, caters only for Forms Five and Six classes but it does not specify when they can resume.
— The Borneo Post

Muhyiddin clocks in after completing 14-day quarantine
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has returned to the office on Thursday (June 4) after completing his 14-day quarantine period, and the first order of business was an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong via video-conference.
— The Star Online

Pickup truck overturns after being rear-ended at Simpang Tiga flyover
A pickup truck landed on its roof when it was rear-ended by another vehicle at the Simpang Tiga flyover here at around 3pm yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Report: Discussions on Bersatu joining Umno getting serious
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Muafakat Nasional are in talks over the possibility of allowing the former to join Umno, Sinar Harian claimed today.
— Malay Mail

Melaka, Kuala Terengganu, Seremban among Malaysia’s happiest cities – PLANMalaysia
The historical cities of Melaka, Kuala Terengganu and Seremban have been recognised among Malaysia’s 10 happiest cities in 2019 in conjunction with the International Day of Happiness 2020 which falls on March 20, every year.
— The Borneo Post

Fire Dept reminds shopping malls to ensure emergency exits remain accessible during CMCO
On May 4, shopping malls which had been largely empty and quiet for the last 47 days slowly came alive after the government announced that restaurants and other retail outlets could resume business with new standard.
— Malay Mail

Saberkas weekend market to reopen, says Miri mayor
The Saberkas weekend market here will be allowed to operate this weekend, subject to strict standard operating procedures (SOP), says Mayor Adam Yii. The decision was made after a lengthy discussion with the traders.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Socso: Job losses in Malaysia increased by 42pc in Q1 due to Covid-19
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, job losses in the country has increased by 42 per cent year-on-year for this first quarter (Q1 2020), according to the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Employment Insurance System (EIS).
— Malay Mail

In reopening schools, ex-minister Maszlee moots staggering classes according to grades
Former education minister Maszlee Malik said that students must return to school, even if they go to class only once a week.
— Malay Mail

Kuala Langat: Covid-19 screenings to complete Friday, says district officer
The Covid-19 screening tests on 9,000 residents in two housing estates here under the administrative movement control order (MCO) starting on Tuesday night is expected to be completed this Friday, said Kuala Langat District.
— Malay Mail



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