Malaysia morning news for June 9

Malaysia morning news for June 9

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia Airlines: Lifting travel restrictions and reopening borders will allow loved ones to reunite
Allowing international flights to resume in July will allow families to unite with loved ones who have been separated due to travel restrictions in many parts of the world, says Malaysia Airlines.
— The Star Online

Malaysia reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March
Malaysian health authorities on Monday (Jun 8) reported seven new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase recorded since the movement control order (MCO) was imposed in March.

Safeguards needed before travel between Singapore and Malaysia can resume: Lawrence Wong
Measures, safeguards and precautions have to be put in place before travel can resume between Singapore and Malaysia, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (Jun 8).

Malaysia unveils RM1 billion tourism financing scheme
Malaysia’s tourism, arts and culture minister Nancy Shukri has outlined some of the measures for the tourism sector in a RM1 billion financing package.
— Travel Mole

Criminal Behaviour Is Driving Malaysia Towards Disaster
Malaysians are currently being treated to a lesson in hardened criminal behaviour by their most powerful political leaders – people who like nothing more than to lecture ordinary folk on good morals.
— Sarawak Report

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Democracy Fades in Malaysia as Old Order Returns to Power
Malaysia’s new government looks much like its scandal-stained old government. And under cover of the coronavirus, its opponents have been muzzled.
— New York Times

AirAsia welcomes RMCO, resumption of domestic travel
AirAsia Group Bhd commends the government’s announcement of the recovery movement control order (RMCO), which allows the domestic tourism sector to resume operations starting from Wednesday in an effort.
— Malay Mail

Penjana protects jobs, empowers SMEs and attracts FDIs — Deloitte
The RM35 billion National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) is aimed at protecting jobs, empowering businesses especially the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and ensuring Malaysia gets its fair share of foreign investments as companies seek to relocate a part of their business arising from the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
— The Borneo Post

Johor allows morning, night markets to resume operations from June 15
The Johor government has allowed the morning and night markets in the state to resume operations beginning June 15.
— Malay Mail

Key initiatives of Muhyiddin over 100 days
Various important initiatives have been announced by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his first 100 days as the 8th prime minister.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RMCO: Police to formulate new tasks, says IGP
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will formulate new tasks following the announcement of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) enforcement beginning June 10 to Aug 31, to replace the Conditional MCO which ends tomorrow.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia: Pomelos flown out from Sabah’s fruit basket to Singapore
Sabah has sent its first air shipment of pomelos from Sabah’s fruit basket of Tenom, to Singapore on Saturday, June 6th.
— Fresh Plaza

Covid-19: Reopening of domestic tourism will help revive Malaysia’s economy, says Tourism minister
The government’s announcement that the domestic tourism sector can resume operations starting June 10 will help the country accelerate its economic recovery phase.
— Malay Mail

Federal Development Action Council to be established soon, says FT minister
The Federal Development Action Council (FDAC) will be established soon to oversee economic development in the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— Malay Mail

Leaders, MPs congratulate Malaysia’s King on his birthday
Several government leaders and Members of Parliament congratulated the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in conjunction with His Majesty’s birthday celebration today.
— Malay Mail

Muhyiddin’s MCO decision now seeing results
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s unpopular but bold decision to take the bull by the horns in handling the Covid-19 pandemic has saved the day for Malaysia.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Agong hopes Malaysians stay united
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, in conjunction with his official birthday today, expressed hope that Malaysians of all races, religious beliefs and cultures will continue to maintain the prosperity and unity that we have achieved thus far.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Minneapolis council vows police dismantling as protests continue
Councilors in the US city of Minneapolis pledged late Sunday to dismantle and rebuild the police department, after the death in custody of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests about racism in law enforcement, pushing the issue onto the national political agenda.
— The Borneo Post

TNB: Over 80pc of residential customers to enjoy discounts of 15-50pc from April to Sept 2020
More than 80 per cent of Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) customers receive discounts of between 15 per cent and 50 per cent on electricity usage with a maximum limit of 600 kilowatt per month from April 1 to Sept 30, 2020.
— Malay Mail

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Hotel association welcomes recovery MCO announcement, says bodes well for tourism industry
The recovery movement control order (RMCO) that will see interstate travel restrictions removed and meetings allowed augured well for the tourism industry, the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) said.
— Malay Mail

Insurance agent slashed by customer in Manjung, severely injured
An insurance agent was badly injured after he was slashed with a knife by a customer following an argument on policy matters in a house at Marina Villa here, yesterday.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: Malaysians get ready to ‘balik kampung’ starting Wednesday
Only a few weeks ago the song Balik Kampung has left many heartbroken as they were prohibited from travelling to their hometown for Aidilfitri celebrations to prevent Covid-19 infection, but starting this Wednesday everyone.
— Malay Mail

Nanta: Surcharge imposed by hairdressers must be commensurate with extra costs incurred
The surcharge imposed by hairdressers for hair cutting and hairdressing services must be reflective of the extra costs shouldered by the businesses, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
— The Borneo Post

Level of SOP compliance at Sibu Express Boat Terminal satisfactory — SRB
The level of compliance with the set standard operating procedure (SOP) among the operators and passengers at the Sibu Express Boat Terminal is satisfactory.
— The Borneo Post

MOH to monitor SOP compliance until Aug 31
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will continue to monitor and ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are adhered to, until the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) expires on August 31.
— The Borneo Post

SOPs, date for reopening of sports and recreation sector to be out tomorrow
The Youth and Sports Ministry is expected to announce the standard operating procedures (SOP) and the date for the second phase of the sports and recreation sector to resume operations, tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

Socso job portal a lifeline for the unemployed and job seekers, says Malaysian Employers Federation
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) job portal can be a life saver for the unemployed and job seekers who are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Malay Mail

Can’t charge RM10 more for haircuts if Covid-19 disposable kits cost less, domestic trade minister tells hairdressers
Hair salons can only impose additional charges on customers based on the actual cost for the disposable protective equipment that are changed for every customer, and cannot impose an extra RM10 if such Covid-19 prevention.
— Malay Mail

Pekema Sarawak asks for sales tax cut to assist state’s auto sector
The Association of Malay Importers and Traders of Motor Vehicles Malaysia (Pekema) Sarawak has asked the government to slash the sales tax on vehicles by 50 per cent to reduce mounting stock of unsold vehicles in the state.
— Malay Mail

No more KL/PJ shortcut as UM closes campus entry to public in Covid-19 prevention move
As a preventive measure to contain the possible spread of Covid-19, University Malaya (UM) said access to its main campus here will be limited to only its students and faculty staff.
— Malay Mail

Health D-G: To optimise Malaysia’s public healthcare facilities, 30pc of hospital beds will be reserved for Covid-19 patients
At least 30 per cent of hospital beds will be reserved for Covid-19 patients as the Health Ministry looks to optimise usage of public healthcare facilities now that there are fewer locally-transmitted cases of the.
— Malay Mail

Rejecting predictions of collapse, Sarawak PKR leader says turnover not unusual
The departure of lawmakers such as Selangau Member of Parliament Baru Bian and their supporters from Sarawak PKR was part and parcel of politics, deputy chairman Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh stressed today.
— Malay Mail

Parties in PN ready for GE15 – Takiyuddin
PAS is confident the parties that formed the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government are ready for the 15th General Election (GE15).
— The Borneo Post

Seven arrested in Bau for alleged involvement in illegal gambling activity
Seven men were arrested for allegedly being involved in an illegal gambling activity at an unnumbered shop in Kampung Stenggang, Bau yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Preserve Greater Ulu Muda Forest and protect it from logging, says coalition
A coalition of organisations and individuals working to protect the 160,000ha Greater Ulu Muda Forest has expressed concern over an announcement by Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor that they need to allow logging to avoid legal claims amounting to RM1.5bil.
— The Star Online

MACC seizes RM600,000, car in connection with probe over stolen party funds in KL
The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized RM600,000, believed to be misappropriated funds from the houses of two members of a political party.
— Malay Mail

Upko launches rebranding exercise online, says party chief
In line with the new normal, the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) today launched a brand of the party online. The rebranding exercise also saw Upko changed its name from the previous United Pasokmomogun.
— Malay Mail



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