Malaysia morning news for May 26

Malaysia morning news for May 26

Malaysia morning news

Covid-19: Malaysia reports 172 new cases, no deaths
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia reported 172 new Covid-19 cases as at noon today, bringing the nation’s cumulative number of cases to 7,417.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia is not heading for deflation: Economists
Malaysia is not heading for deflation despite Consumer Price Index (CPI) having deflated further 2.9 per cent to 117.6 points in April from 121.1 in the same month in 2019, the lowest level since 2010, economists said.
— New Straits Times

Immigration D-G: 207 undocumented migrants tested positive for Covid-19 in Malaysia
A total of 207 of the 13,929 undocumented migrants detained at three Immigration Detention Depots in Peninsular Malaysia have been found to be positive for Covid-19 infection.
— Malay Mail 

Malaysia’s Petronas to cut spending, sees output cuts
Malaysian state-owned oil company Petronas will cut capital expenditure (capex) by 21pc and operating costs by 12pc this year to help weather a collapse in energy demand brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Argus Media

The State of Water in Malaysia
Malaysia enjoys a copious amount of rain every year but we are quite wasteful with our water consumption. Find out if our demand is outstripping supply and the price we may have to pay.
— The Star Online

To consumers, Malaysia’s CPI deflation a sign of pandemic hardship
To economists, the sharp plunge in April’s consumer price index was hardly a surprise. The nation was under a partial lockdown for that entire month; businesses shut down and demand plunged.But consumers saw the…
— Malay Mail

Senior minister: A million thank yous to Malaysia’s Covid-19 frontliners
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has expressed his gratitude to the frontliners still working on Hari Raya Aidilfitri to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Productivity Corp urges regulators to utilise Unified Public Consultation portal during CMCO
Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) is urging all government ministries and agencies to utilise the Unified Public Consultation (UPC) portal to continue to maintain their stakeholder engagements especially during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya dedicates MAEPS as quarantine zone for undocumented migrants with Covid-19
Detainees at Immigration detention centres who contract Covid-19 will be housed and treated at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) that will now be exclusive to the group, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail.
— Malay Mail

Massive impact on employment and business sustainability: Ong
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic will be massive from an employment and business sustainability standpoint, Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: MOH detects new cluster in Sepang Immigration Detention Depot – Health DG
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a new Covid-19 cluster, with six cases, at the Immigration Detention Depot (DTI) in Sepang, Selangor, making it the third cluster involving a DTI.
— The Borneo Post

Pressure keeps rising for Apac companies as coronavirus impact becomes clearer
Moody’s Investors Service said about 22 per cent of 476 rated non-financial companies in Asia Pacific (Apac) have high exposure to coronavirus disruptions, up from 20 per cent in March, as the effects of the pandemic on companies’ credit quality have become more apparent.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Do not be biased against illegals due to Covid-19, says Health DG
Malaysians have been urged not to be biased against illegal immigrants following four consecutive days of new Covid-19 outbreaks in immigration detention centres across Selangor.
— The Sun Daily

S’pore-M’sia to continue cooperation to beat Covid-19 pandemic
Being close neighbours, Singapore and Malaysia will continue working together in overcoming this difficult Covid-19 pandemic period, said the republic’s Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Survey shows majority of youths agree Covid-19 stimulus package can boost economy
The majority of youths feel the Economic Stimulus Package will counter the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and boost the national economy.
— Malay Mail

Miri mayor: Second major Covid-19 publicity blitz needed to prevent complacency
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sarawak Bumiputra Entrepreneurs Council will be taking part in a second Covid-19 awareness campaign, says mayor Adam Yii.
— The Star Online

Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham calls for concerted action on Covid-19 at immigration detention centres in Malaysia, warns against discrimination of foreigners
Immediate medical attention and decontamination are needed at immigration detention centres where Covid-19 has emerged, said health director-general (D-G) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah while stressing that foreigners should.
— Malay Mail

Separated by distance, connected by video calls thanks to internet
Despite the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to curb the Covid-19 pandemic which left many ‘stranded’ in the city, people managed to stay connected to keep alive the festive cheer – thanks to the smartphone.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya becomes local attraction during Aidilfitri
The Federal Government Administrative Centre here, which is usually quiet during the Aidilfitri holiday period, was today teeming with people clad in their best Raya outfits as they took the opportunity to visit and pose for photographs in front of the iconic buildings in the area.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: MOH detects new cluster in Sepang Immigration Detention Depot
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a new Covid-19 cluster, with six cases, at the Immigration Detention Depot (DTI) in Sepang, Selangor, making it the third cluster involving a DTI.
— The Sun Daily

CMCO: ‘Second family’ helps UTM students get over Raya blues
For both foreign and local students in Malaysia, celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri away from home can prove to be a big challenge especially if it’s their first time.
— Malay Mail

CMCO: Homeless in KL celebrate Aidilfitri in the new normal via ‘Jom Raya’ programme
This year, Hari Raya is being celebrated differently in line with the movement control order (MCO) which came into force in March to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Authorities stop 1,243 vehicles trying to cross state lines for ‘balik kampung’, most in Selangor
Police ordered the drivers of 1,243 vehicles to turn around at highways yesterday after they were found to be trying to travel out of state without authorisation, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
— Malay Mail

Comply with CMCO directives, SOP during Raya, Awang Tengah urges S’wakians
Sarawakians are urged to comply with the directives of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during this Hari Raya to help the frontliners to break the chain of infection of Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

Johor police foil attempt to smuggle RM1.9m in drugs to Indonesia
Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 47.6 kilogrammes of syabu worth RM1.9 million following the arrest of two local men aged 22 and 29, at Teluk Sengat, Kota Tinggi, near here on Friday, May 22.
— The Sun Daily

Suppressed demand for rest of year, says Ong
Global as well as domestic demand will likely remain supressed for the remainder of the year, if not longer, Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming said today.
— The Sun Daily

‘Homely’ celebrations as Muslims nationwide usher in Aidilfitri in new normal
Muslims in the country yesterday celebrated Aidilfitri in the so-called new normal to thwart the Covid-19 infection, without the usual congregational prayers in mosques, open house and visits to relatives and grave sites.
— The Borneo Post

CMCO: Joyous rewards await future Hari Raya celebrations, Chong Wei tells Malaysians
Former national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei advised Malaysians who are disappointed with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, to be patient.
— Malay Mail

MMA: Children of frontliners should not be discriminated against
Children of medical frontliners should not be discriminated against in childcare centres, says the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
— The Star Online



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on
International Day of UN Peacekeepers, May 29.


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