Malaysia morning news for May 18

Malaysia morning news for May 18

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia reports 22 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
Malaysia’s health ministry reported 22 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 6,894.

Who Is Really Running Malaysia Under PN?
When the Bersatu/Azmin putsch occurred in late February it had not been unexpected by, for example, those in very senior positions now at the MACC.
— Sarawak Report

Modi Government’s Tough Trade Policy Yields Results As Malaysia Buys More Rice, Sugar From India
The Narendra Modi government’s policy of acting tough against Malaysia, especially tightening import regulations, is paying off as the South-Asian country has begun buying rice and sugar from India.
— Swarajyamag

Malaysia signs record rice import deal with India
Malaysia has contracted to import a record 100,000 tonnes of rice from India for shipment this month and next, four industry officials told Reuters, in a further sign of improving trade relations between the countries after a diplomatic spat.
— The Financial Express

Domestic Trade Ministry waiting for hospital explanation on pricey face masks
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is still waiting for an explanation from a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur which had allegedly increased the price of three-ply masks for patients.
— Malay Mail

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‘Tick a box’: Malaysia MPs to meet two months after power grab
King’s speech is only item on agenda, in a move that has driven anger among opposition questioning government majority.
— Aljazeera

Sufficient supply of essential goods for Aidilfitri, says deputy minister
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) today assured the people there is adequate supply of essential goods for Aidilfitri.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s PPE shortage, supply issues: Doctors propose national stockpile, centralised unit for better distribution
To help Malaysia cope with reported personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage problems amid the Covid-19 pandemic, several measures can be taken including keeping a national stockpile of PPE, having a centralised unit.
— Malay Mail

MTUC S’wak: Socso should stop Covid-19 screening for workers
The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak Division opines that the Social Security Organisation (Socso) should stop the Covid-19 screening for workers.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysians entering Sabah urged to fill up form
Members of the public who wish to enter Sabah for essential services and official duty must obtain approval from the Chief Minister’s Department by filling up the special approval form online.
— The Borneo Post

Military to enhance surveillance along Sabah border
The military will enhance surveillance along Sabah’s borders to prevent incursions, Army Chief General Tan Sri Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Health D-G: 14pc of Covid-19 cases involved interstate travellers
The Ministry of Health (MOH) today expressed its worry over the number of travellers caught trying to make interstate trips during Ramadan and Aidilfitri season, raising the alarm that such mass travelling could affect areas which are already declared as green zones.
— Malay Mail

Stage bus fare in major Sarawak towns set at RM1
The Sarawak Transport Ministry today announced a flat rate for public stage buses in four major towns in the state at RM1.
— The Sun Daily

Health D-G urges Malaysians to do more to protect young after Kawasaki-like Covid-19 complication afflicts kids abroad
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has called for Malaysians to be more vigilant when it comes to protecting children and infants from contracting Covid-19, stressing that they are considered a high-risk group.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Sarawak records zero new positive case for fourth consecutive day today
Sarawak recorded zero new positive Covid-19 case for the fourth consecutive day today, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). It said in a statement that four cases have recovered and were discharged from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).
— The Borneo Post

MTUC urges authorities to make list of SRF, EIS recipients public
The Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) has called on the authorities to be transparent and make public the list of recipients of the special relief facility (SRF) and Employers Insurance Scheme (EIS) to avoid abuse of such aid.
— The Borneo Post

Developer ordered to refund money to service fee fund
Condominium unit owners may have a say in managing the service fees funds and other management matters in the future.
— The Borneo Post

SFC probing illegal hunting of wildlife
Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) is currently investigating the illegal hunting of wildlife reported to have taken place in Sarawak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Stranded MM2H allowed to return
Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) members stranded overseas are allowed to return to Malaysia starting today (May 17), said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
— New Sarawak Tribune

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RM1 flat rate bus fare mooted
The Ministry of Transport, Sarawak has proposed the implementation of RM1 flat rate bus fare to address the challenges faced by the bus companies and commuters especially from the low income group.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Inaugural Socso EIS Youth Virtual Career Fair scores success
The first Youth Virtual Career Fair 2020 organised by Social Security Organisation (Socso) through Employment Insurance System (EIS), ended yesterday with 16 candidates employed while 220 will go through second interviews.
— Malay Mail

Selling firecrackers online prohibited: Police
Selling and purchasing firecrackers on online platforms are not allowed and action can be taken against the culprits, said Bukit Aman management director Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar.
— The Sun Daily

Sultan of Johor expresses appreciation to teachers
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, today expressed his appreciation to all teachers in conjunction with the Teachers’ Day celebration.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: Building owners, employers must improve indoor air quality, says Lee Lam Thye
Building owners and employers must take necessary action to improve air quality to prevent the spread of Covid-19 through the air conditioning system.
— Malay Mail

Fisheries Dept: Online sale of endangered marine animal should not be allowed
Administrators of online shopping should not allow any form of sale involving endangered marine animals or their eggs, including turtle eggs, on their platform.
— Malay Mail

Govt asks Mahathir not to confuse the people over Riza’s discharge
Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad need not be confused and puzzled over the decision by the sessions court to grant film producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.
— The Sun Daily

Job seekers urged to master virtual interviews
Job seekers need to master virtual interviews as a growing number of employers are turning to virtual interviews for hiring purposes due to the movement control order.
— The Sun Daily

Seven nabbed for gambling at oil palm plantation in Maran
Police detained seven men for gambling at an oil palm plantation at Felda Jengka 7, Maran, near here, yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Controversy over decision to discharge Riza Aziz should end with AG’s statement, says Sri Ram
The controversy surrounding the decision to discharge film producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz over money laundering charges should end with the Attorney General’s statement, says the case’s lead prosecutor.
— The Star Online

Job creation must be priority in economic recovery plan
Providing jobs for more than half a million unemployed Malaysians should be made a priority in the government’s economic recovery plan which it intends to roll out soon.
— The Sun Daily

Former law minister hints at taking govt to court over legality of MCO
Former law minister Datuk Liew Vui Kong suggested on Friday night that he could mount a challenge to determine the legality of the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

Allow filming before Aidilfitri – FDAM
The Film Directors’ Association of Malaysia (FDAM) has pleaded to the government to consider the request by the film and television industry for permission to continue production works, especially filming, before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
— The Sun Daily

Ex-AG denies dropping money laundering charges against Riza Aziz
Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas (pix) today reiterated that he did not agree to the dropping of money laundering charges against Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
— The Sun Daily

Only 100 allowed to visit Sabah parks
Only 100 people can visit any of the 24 parks and marine parks in the state after the government allowed domestic tourism.
— The Borneo Post

Liquor seller found dead in hotel room
A liquor seller was found dead in a hotel room after a drinking session with friends on Friday morning.
— The Borneo Post
1,000 low-income families receive food aid, petrol gift cards
Petronas, through its corporate social responsibility arm Yayasan Petronas and its principal marketing arm, Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), has contributed food aid and Petronas Mesra gift cards to 1,000 low-income families in Sabah and Labuan.
— The Borneo Post

Postpone Raya visits, public urged
Sarawakians have been urged to postpone the tradition of house-to-house visits during the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Online sale of endangered marine animal should not be allowed: Fisheries Dept
Administrators of online shopping should not allow any form of sale involving endangered marine animals or their eggs, including turtle eggs, on their platform.
— The Sun Daily

Hiring locals at KL wholesale market timely: Academics
The issue of dependence on foreign workers in different sectors of the country’s economy has been rampant, causing the country to be flooded with immigrants.
— The Sun Daily

Maszlee: Bersatu will be ‘slaughtered’ by Umno in GE15, Zahid will become 9th PM if status quo on seats remain
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Supreme Council member Maszlee Malik, in a Facebook post, painted a bleak outlook for his party.
— Malay Mail

‘I was informed Thomas agreed in principle to Riza Aziz’s DNAA’ – AG
Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Idrus Harun said he had been advised that the former AG Tan Sri Tommy Thomas had agreed to the suggestion in principle to the settlement of Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s money laundering charges.
— The Borneo Post

50 Vietnamese boats chased away from T’ganu waters during MCO – MMEA
The Terengganu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has chased away 50 Vietnamese fishing vessels from the country’s waters since the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into force.
— The Sun Daily

MMEA: 50 Vietnamese boats chased away from Terengganu waters during MCO
The Terengganu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has chased away 50 Vietnamese fishing vessels from the country’s waters since the movement control order (MCO) came into force.
— Malay Mail



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