Malaysia morning news for May 1

Malaysia morning news for May 1

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia reports 57 new coronavirus cases with two new deaths
Malaysian health authorities reported 57 new coronavirus cases on Thursday (Apr 30), raising the cumulative total to 6,002 cases.
— Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia: No wholesale markets, no vegetable supply
Supply of vegetables in Malaysia’s Klang Valley and several states nearby have been affected following the temporary closure of several wholesale markets here and in the capital.
— Fresh Plaza

Covid-19: List of fake news on social media as of 9.30am, April 30 – KKMM
The following is the 9.30am update from the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) Quick Response Team on countering fake news on Covid-19 on social media.1.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia to halt Airbus deliveries and review orders amid COVID-19 outbreak
AirAsia Group, one of Europe’s top five corporate export customers, will stop taking deliveries of Airbus jets this year and review its remaining orders as the coronavirus crisis heaps pressure on the Malaysian carrier.

Malaysia’s PPI down 1.9% in March
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for local production fell by 1.9% year-on-year (yoy) in March 2020 attributed to a decline in the index of mining (35.8%), electricity & gas supply (-0.3%) and water supply (-0.3%).
— The Sun Daily

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Clean label peas: Will consumers back Ayam Brand’s bold move towards ‘light brown’ product?
Ayam Brand, a household name in Asia for its canned processed foods, is introducing its clean label processed peas, which now come in a light brown colour due to the removal of artificial colourings.
— Food Navigator

Thorny issue: Malaysian durian industry hit by demand slump and manpower shortage due to COVID-19
The durian industry in Malaysia has been hit hard by a drastic drop in demand and lack of manpower due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a sharp downturn for one of the country’s most popular exports.
— Food Navigator

More Malaysians return home via North Sumatra airport
Some 125 Malaysians arrived back home Tuesday night from Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra.
— Malay Mail

A disastrous March for aviation as passenger demand plunges – IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called the month of March as disastrous for the aviation industry as demand, which is measured in total revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), dived 52.9 per cent compared to the year-ago period.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Malaysian among 690 new cases in S’pore
A Malaysian from the public healthcare sector was among the 690 new positive cases of Covid-19 reported in Singapore yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

SCCC donates face masks to journalists
Sabah China Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) yesterday donated 1,500 pieces of face masks to 10 local newspapers to ensure the journalists who are working on the frontline are protected against Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian property market to remain resilient, says department
Malaysia’s property market is expected to remain resilient in the coming year despite the economic headwinds, as affordable housing and finding the right solutions to the property overhang will continue to be the main agenda of the government, according to the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH).
— The Sun Daily

SMEs, traditional firms still face challenges in digital transformation
The implementation of the movement control order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on commercial activities have forced many companies to look at ways to digitise their businesses but most small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and traditional industries still face a number of challenges in digital transformation.
— The Sun Daily

Govt subsidises 30pc of salary payments for SMEs, reports Apec SME Forum rep
The government has subsidised about 30 per cent of salary payments for small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to avoid retrenchment and reduce the number of people retrenched.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Sabah prisons produce 17,000 PPE sets for frontliners
The Sabah prisons have thus far produced 17,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the use of healthcare workers across the state while treating Covid-19 patients.
— The Sun Daily

Construction sector’s MCO phase one shutdown dealt RM11.6b blow to Malaysian economy, says senior minister
Malaysia’s economy suffered about RM11.6 billion in losses, after the construction sector was shut down during the first phase of the movement control order (MCO), Senior Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said.
— Malay Mail

MP purchases 15 tonnes of veggies for distribution in KK
Democratic Action Party (DAP) Kota Kinabalu member of parliament, Chan Foong Hin yesterday clarified that his MP office’s distribution of vegetables with a pack of face mask is not meant to be a “food basket” but as a general assistance to the public.
— The Borneo Post

STIDC donates RM48,000 to charity
Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) handed over contributions to the less fortunate as part of its corporate social responsibility in the month of Ramadan.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Covid-19: MOH to give Sabah, Sarawak priority to use rapid testing kits
Sabah and Sarawak will be given priority when the Ministry of Health (MOH) receives the first batch of rapid test kits imported from South Korea on Friday, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Sun Daily

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Bank Mualamat unveils QR code payments for zakat fitrah
Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd (BMMB) today introduced Quick Response Code (QR Code) payments for zakat fitrah in conjunction with the Ramadan fasting month.
— Malay Mail

Mayor Wee: Labour Day shines light on ‘overlooked’ workforce amid Covid-19 war
This year’s Labour Day should be regarded as the most significant of all the previous celebrations in that it highlights the frontline workers battling against Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Kedah latest state to be declared green-zone with zero active cases
Kedah is the third and latest state in the country to achieve the green zone status, after Kota Setar, Kuala Muda, and Kubang Pasu were all cleared of active Covid-19 cases as of noon yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Survey: Malaysians confident country heading in right direction amid Covid-19 crisis
As the country enters the fourth phase of the ongoing movement control order (MCO) a recent survey has shown that Malaysians are increasingly positive that the country is doing alright.
— Malay Mail

More than half of Malaysians experience mental health issues during MCO, study reveals
Malaysian think tank The Centre today revealed that a study on mental health well-being showed that almost half of its respondents reported experiencing negative mental well-being during the movement control order (MCO),
— Malay Mail

Najib and Rosmah’s trial to resume May 13 and June 6
Former prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to return to court in June and July for her corruption trial involving a RM1.25 billion project to install solar energy systems in 369 schools in Sarawak.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak to follow federal govt’s two-people-in-one-car ruling during MCO, says deputy chief minister
Sarawak has decided to allow two immediate family members to travel together by car or motorcycle under the fourth phase of the movement control order (MCO), state Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar.
— Malay Mail

MCO: Sarawak allows two immediate family members to travel in a car
Sarawak has decided to follow the latest national ruling in allowing two immediate family members to travel in a car in the fourth phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Borneo Post

UMS to assist military hospital in Covid-19 tests
Universiti Malaysia Sabah, through its Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), has agreed to assist Hospital Angkatan Tentera Wilayah Kota Kinabalu (HATW KK) in Covid-19 tests.
— The Borneo Post

China consul-general: Malaysia remains important regional trade, economic partner in region
China continues to see Malaysia as an important partner in regional economic and trade cooperation despite the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused to both countries.
— The Sun Daily

Proton to produce 60k more face shields for MAF, PDRM
Proton Holdings Bhd will produce 60,000 more face shields specifically for members of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) starting May 4.
— The Sun Daily

PDRM busts online gambling call centre in Nilai
Police today raided an online gambling call-centre, operating from four bungalows at Taman Bucida Hijauan in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan and arrested 44 Chinese nationals including eight women.
— The Sun Daily

Most Covid-19 cases today imported from overseas
The number of new Covid-19 cases today was triple that of the day before.
— The Sun Daily

Seberang Perai City Council to issue permits for durian sellers from May 1
The Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) is issuing permits for seasonal fruit sellers, especially durian vendors, to set up stalls within market and hawker complexes starting May 1.
— Malay Mail

‘Employers not enforcing social distancing rules’
Workers at factories that have resumed operations have alleged that requirements to ensure social distancing and wearing of face masks have not been seriously enforced.
— The Sun Daily

Shopping regulations under MCO eased
After over a month of restrictions, it was like a breath of fresh air to hear Malaysians can now go out in twos to buy food and other daily essentials.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak allows immediately family members travel in pair
Sarawak has decided to follow the latest national ruling in allowing two immediate family members to travel in a car, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

MCO: Two people in a car not yet allowed in Sabah – Shafie
The Sabah government has not yet decided on allowing two people from a household to travel together during the Movement Control Order (MCO) as announced by the Federal Government yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

SOP on reopening of childcare centres to be known today
Today is the second day of fourth phase of the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) which saw the government continuing with efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

NextX partners with Finexia Securities for Aussie digital forex platform
NetX Holdings Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary E-FX Sdn Bhd has inked a collaboration agreement with Finexia Securities Ltd to introduce, promote and operate a point-to-point currency exchange digital platform with an inbuilt e-wallet function (E-FX platform) in Australia for two years.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak DCM: Residents in two Covid-19 hotspots taking active screenings positively
Residents of Taman Desa Ilmu and Uni-Garden in Samarahan districts are responding well to the active case detections (ACD) started two nights ago, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
— Malay Mail

Sabah adopts two per vehicle ruling
The Sabah state government has decided to allow more than one person in a vehicle at a time, with conditions.
— Malay Mail

Anwar says open to idea of prime ministership if given chance
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he is open to the possibility of becoming a prime minister if he is given the chance.
— The Borneo Post

Titijaya enters healthcare-related business via tie-up with China’s Sinopharm
Titijaya’s wholly owned subsidiary Titijaya Resources Sdn Bhd (TRSB) is collaborating with China’s Sinopharm Medical Equipment QuanZhou Co Ltd to develop the marketing and sale, trading and supply of medical and hospital equipment and products, as well as medical industry-related real estate.
— The Sun Daily



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on failed social distancing during Ramadan. 


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