Malaysia morning news for May 14

Malaysia morning news for May 14

Malaysia morning news

SDMC: Public now allowed to travel between 7am and 10pm when necessary in Sarawak during CMCO
Members of the public are allowed to go out between 7am and 10pm in line with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) policy for economic activities in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian oil exploration vessel leaves South China Sea waters after standoff
An oil exploration vessel contracted by Malaysian state energy company Petronas that was involved in a standoff with a Chinese survey vessel in the South China Sea left the disputed waters today, three security sources and.
— Malay Mail

COVID-19 in Malaysia: Food industry recovery thwarted as half of states refuse to leave lockdown
The F&B industry in Malaysia has called for food businesses in all states nationwide to ‘concurrently resume’ as per the government’s recent loosening of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions, but has hit a snag with seven of the nation’s 14 states refusing to fully restart operations.
— Food Navigator

Malaysia: Greens becoming more expensive
In Malaysia, prices of vegetables have gone up as much as 30% due to the rainy season especially in the northern part of the state and also parts of Cameron Highlands.
— Fresh Plaza

Malaysia’s Q1 GDP unexpectedly expands, seen contracting this quarter
Malaysia’s economy recorded growth in the first quarter, confounding expectations for a contraction even as the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on exports and domestic demand.

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Malaysia seizes hundreds of migrants in latest lockdown raid
Malaysia has detained 1,368 undocumented migrants in an area under lockdown in the latest such raid despite fears the crackdown could push vulnerable people into hiding and increase the risk of coronavirus infection in overcrowded detention centres.

PDRM seize drugs worth RM12m, smash drug syndicate
Police have busted a drug distribution syndicate masterminded by five members of a family following the arrest of 18 individuals and seizure of drugs worth more than RM12 million during a four-day operation in five states since last Saturday.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Proper preparation underway to ensure smooth Parliament meetings, says chief administrator
Preparations are underway to ensure the Dewan Rakyat and Senate sittings this Monday are held smoothly and free of Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

School bus operators can consider ferrying factory workers during CMCO – Ismail Sabri
School bus operators who have lost their income following the closure of schools since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced can consider ferrying factory workers during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Senior minister: Transport Ministry will look into issue of airfare increase due to social distancing implementation
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Transport Ministry will look into the issue of fare increases, especially for flights, as social distancing guidelines have halved their capacities.
— Malay Mail

Maszlee questions Bersatu’s morals, promise of new political culture without corruption
Former education minister Maszlee Malik today penned a heartfelt post about the direction Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is headed, questioning the morals of the party which has banded with Barisan Nasional.
— Malay Mail

Ismail Sabri: Pahang, Penang, Melaka record highest percentage of conditional MCO compliance at 98%
Pahang, Penang and Melaka recorded the highest rate of conditional movement control order (MCO) compliance at 98%, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

Visits allowed only on first day of festivals: Ismail Sabri
The National Security Council (NSC) has decided to limit visits in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Pesta Kaamatan and Hari Gawai to only the first day of the festivals in view of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
— The Sun Daily

Ismail Sabri: Transport Ministry, operators to discuss repurposing school buses for factory workers
The Transport Ministry will discuss with school bus operators to determine if their vehicles could be used to ferry factory workers during the conditional movement control order (MCO) period, said Senior Minister Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Johor allows Friday, Aidilfitri prayers, subject to SOPs under conditional MCO
The Johor government has allowed Friday and Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers as well as akad nikah (solemnisation of marriage) ceremony to be held throughout the state during the conditional movement control order period.
— The Star Online

Courts now open in stages, strict regulations apply
The Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex here which previously handled selected cases following the Movement Control Order (MCO), is now open in stages while imposing tighter security control and thorough checks on visitors.
— The Sun Daily
All govt offices and service counters will be opened to the public
The cabinet meeting today has decided that all government offices and especially their service counters will be opened fully to the public.
— The Sun Daily

MAF foils attempt to smuggle out almost RM170,000 worth of controlled items in Sarawak
The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) has foiled an attempt by four locals and 27 Indonesians to smuggle out controlled items worth RM169,154.65 to a neighbouring country yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Govt to announce economic recovery plan end-May
The government will be announcing a six-month economic recovery plan by the end of this month to resuscitate the country’s economy post-Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

Govt to announce economic recovery plan by end of May
The government will be announcing a six-month economic recovery plan by the end of this month to resuscitate the country’s economy post-Covid-19.International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pix) said the pandemic has impacted global markets, including Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

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Economic activity to improve in 2H 2020, says Bank Negara governor
Malaysia’s economic activity is expected to gradually improve in the second half of the year (2H 2020) after Covid-19 containment measures are eased and the domestic movement control order (MCO) is lifted, said Bank Negara.
— Malay Mail

Pahang MB announces RM500 Aidilfitri bonus for civil servants in state
The Pahang government today announced a special Aidilfitri assistance of RM500 for the 8,000 state civil servants from the JUSA grade and below.
— Malay Mail

PSP: Socso denies collaboration with MYEG
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) today denied there had been any collaboration with MY E.G Services Bhd (MYEG) pertaining to the implementation of its Prihatin Screening Programme (PSP).
— The Sun Daily

‘All policy levers being deployed to cushion economic impact of Covid-19’: BNM
Bank Negara Malaysia has said the economic stimulus measures implemented by the government will be augmented by the central bank’s broad array of measures, including reductions in the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) and statutory reserve requirement (SRR), deferment of loan and financing repayments,
— The Sun Daily

Leaked recording of Bersatu supreme council meet suggests party never decided to quit Pakatan
An audio recording purportedly of the Bersatu Supreme Council meeting prior to the February political crisis has emerged, with its content contradicting the official narrative that the party officially decided to leave.
— Malay Mail

Property asking prices in key markets go up
Asking prices for property are on the increase in major markets in Malaysia, despite the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting movement control order (MCO) on industries across the board.Selangor showcased the highest rise in asking prices, rising 1.94% to 93.20 in Q1’20 from 91.43 in Q4’19 , followed by Kuala …
— The Sun Daily

Azmin takes swipe at Selangor’s new CMCO regulations, includes veiled attack on MB
Shots have been fired by Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, presumably aimed at his successor Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari through a cryptic tweet posted by the former earlier today.
— Malay Mail

70% of Malaysians support going cashless: Visa
More than seven in 10 Malaysians are supportive for the country to become a cashless society and 62% believe it can be achieved within the next five years, according to the latest findings from Visa’s Consumer Payments Study.
— The Sun Daily

Smokers more vulnerable to coronavirus: WHO
Smokers are more vulnerable to Covid-19 than non-smokers, according to a review of studies by public health experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO).
— The Borneo Post

Only hotels not used as quarantine stations allowed to reopen, says Abdul Karim
Only hotels in Sarawak whose status as Covid-19 quarantine stations have been officially revoked are allowed to reopen for business, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Borneo Post

Parliament: Proper preparation underway to ensure smooth meetings
Preparations are underway to ensure the Dewan Rakyat and Senate sittings this Monday are held smoothly and are free of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

University student latest Covid-19 case in Sabah
The latest positive Covid-19 case reported in Sabah involved a student from a local university in the state, said Sabah Health director Dr Christina Rundi.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Schools have to plan their own SOP, says Lee Lam Thye
As social distancing will be part of the students’ culture when schools reopen, schools have to plan their logistics and come up with their own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— Malay Mail

3,938 checks conducted on 1st day of re-opening of economic sectors in Sarawak
The Sarawak police together with various enforcement agencies have conducted checks on a total of 3,938 premises during the first day of the re-opening of the economic sectors allowed to operate in Sarawak yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Ormond Group launches #DemiNegara travel package, 15pc of proceeds to go to Covid-19 charities
A local hospitality company today launched the #DemiNegara (For the Nation) travel package  as part of efforts to spur local tourism once restrictions are lifted, with a portion of the sales to be channeled to.
— Malay Mail

New CMCO rules: Full-capacity flights to Sabah, Sarawak allowed; pubs, nightclubs, gambling, lottery activities prohibited
It may not feel like much has changed today as Malaysia continues into the conditional movement control order (CMCO) from today until June 9, but the federal government has gazetted new regulations under the extended.
— Malay Mail

Despite relaxed MCO, restaurant owners opt against dine-ins as takeaways safest option
Many local eateries have decided to limit their business to takeaways, even as they are allowed to provide dine-in services under the conditional movement control order (CMCO).
— Malay Mail

Palm hovers near 10-month low as India’s import restrictions weigh
Palm oil futures today hovered near a 10-month low hit last week as top buyer India’s import restrictions on the refined product dragged prices, though a weaker ringgit capped losses.
— The Sun Daily

Yee Lee gets takeover offer for RM2.06 per share
Yee Lee Corp Bhd today received an unconditional voluntary takeover offer from its substantial shareholders to acquire all the remaining shares they do not own for RM2.06 per share.
— The Sun Daily

Penang restaurants only allowed 50pc capacity for dine-ins, says exco
Restaurants in shopping malls and hotels are only allowed to accept up to 50 per cent capacity for dine-in customers from this Friday onwards, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.
— Malay Mail

Closing date for special Prihatin grant applications May 15
The deadline for the application of the Special Prihatin Grant (GKP) is May 15 (Friday), said the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
— The Borneo Post

Police bust cross-border drug ring with 18 arrests across Malaysia
Federal police announced today it has crippled a regional drug syndicate involved in the production of recreational drugs following the arrests of 18 people in several states here.
— Malay Mail

Schools have to plan their own SOP: Lee Lam Thye
As social distancing will be part of the students’ culture when schools reopen, schools have to plan their logistics and come up with their own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), according to Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Lunas and Sidam assemblymen face RM10m fine each for defecting from PKR
Two Kedah PKR defectors who earlier today announced their departure from the party are staring at possible lawsuits that could compel them to compensate the party RM10 million each after an apparent breach of contract, said.
— Malay Mail



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