Malaysia morning news for May 27

Malaysia morning news for May 27

Malaysia morning news

Covid-19: 187 new cases in Malaysia today, foreigners make up 173 cases
Malaysia recorded 187 new positive Covid-19 as at 12pm today, bringing the number of cumulative cases to 7,604, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Proposed drink-driving amendments to Road Transport Act to be finalised by mid-June
The Transport Ministry will finalise the proposed amendments to the Road Transport Act 1987 on drink-driving by mid-June, says its Minister.
— The Star Online

Malaysia to deport illegal immigrants tested negative for Covid-19
The Malaysian government will deport all illegal immigrants tested negative for Covid-19 to their countries of origin, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today.
— New Sarawak Tribune

140 vehicles ordered to turn back, 38 compounded statewide in last two days, says S’wak police chief
A total of 140 vehicles were ordered to turn back and 38 were issued compound notices statewide for attempting to travel inter-district without a permit during the first two days of Hari Raya Adilfitri.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia not keen on Philippines APG, focusing on Vietnam edition
The Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM) stressed that it is not keen to participate in the 2020 Asean Para Games (APG) in the Philippines although a new proposal has been raised for the biennial sporting event to be held on a smaller scale.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MOH: Malaysia’s three-digit Covid-19 spike yesterday not from Raya celebrations, interstate trips
The Health Ministry today explained that Hari Raya celebrations and trips across state borders are not why Malaysia’s daily number of new Covid-19 cases suddenly shot up yesterday to 172.
— Malay Mail

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.
— Malay Mail

New Covid-19 cluster detected at KL construction site with 44 cases
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a new Covid-19 cluster at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur where 44 cases were reported today.
— The Sun Daily

Temple officials now admit wedding took place, say cops
The temple officials who initially denied that a wedding had occurred here involving between 20 and 30 people have now changed their tune, says Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan (pic).
— The Star Online

SOP for nurseries based on MOH’s advice: Rina Harun
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for childcare centres during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period is subject to the directives of the National Security Council (MKN) and advice of the Health Ministry (MOH), the Women, Family and Community Development Minister said today.
— The Sun Daily

CMCO: Penang releases guidelines to reopen arts, cultural spaces, says state tourism chief
Penang government has released a set of guidelines to reopen arts and cultural spaces, emphasising on social distancing and other public health requirements mandated by the federal and state governments.
— 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.
— Malay Mail

Malaysians in Singapore allowed to return for funerals but only for three hours, says Ismail Sabri
Malaysians in Singapore are allowed to return to attend the funerals of their respective immediate family members without having to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine period as it is considered an emergency.
— The Star Online

Covid-19: HR Ministry to announce SOP on foreign worker housing tomorrow, says Ismail Sabri
The government already has a standard operating procedure (SOP) for foreign worker’s housing to curb the infection rate of Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Entry permit to Malaysia: High Comm migrated to new platform
The High Commission of Malaysia has migrated to a new and more user-friendly platform for the entry permit application for Malaysians who wish to return home from Singapore by land.
— The Borneo Post

MTUC calls for stringent checks on workplaces, migrant workers’ dorms after fresh outbreak of Covid-19 cases
The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) today called on the relevant agencies to conduct immediate checks on workplaces and foreign workers’ dormitories nationwide, to mitigate fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 cases.
— Malay Mail

Repeat of shortage in food supply seen in Pudu, says Rajiv
The food shortages that we are reading in Pudu’s semi-enhanced movement control order (MCO) is a repeat of the Selayang EMCO fiasco, Bukit Gasing State Assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Lim: Will Parliament be locked down until Budget 2021 session?
The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has been asked to clarify if Parliament will be fully locked down until the Budget 2021 session in September, with all parliamentary committees paralysed.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19: MMA calls for extra preventive measures, testing of foreign workers
Extra preventive measures should be taken to stop the spread of Covid-19 among the workforce, especially foreign workers, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
— The Borneo Post

207 illegal immigrants tested positive for Covid-19: Immigration DG
A total of 207 of the 13,929 illegal immigrants detained at three Immigration Detention Depots in Peninsular Malaysia have been found to be positive for Covid-19 infection.
— The Sun Daily

Childcare centres for children of Covid-19 frontliners in Malaysia on par with those overseas, says Dr Jemilah
The provision of childcare centres for children of frontline staff currently being studied by the Health Ministry (MOH) is in line with standard operating procedures (SOPs) implemented overseas.
— Malay Mail

Ali Adap calls on Paulus to explain lack of development in Batu Danau
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Batu Danau branch chairman Ali Adap wants Batu Danau Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) assemblyman Paulus Palu Ngumbang to explain the lack of development in his constituency while trying to defend the RM6 billion Second Trunk Road (STR) project.
— The Borneo Post

Ismail Sabri: Number of people allowed in vehicles now dependent on its capacity
The number of passengers travelling together in a vehicle can now be based on the vehicle’s capacity, says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: No new positive cases recorded in Sarawak today, total at 549
Sarawak recorded no new Covid-19 positive cases today, maintaining the total number of positive cases in the state at 549, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
— The Borneo Post

Dr Sim: New Covid-19 case involving Bintulu student ‘very unusual’
Housing and Local Government Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said he was made to understand that the new Covid-19 case involving a student in Bintulu yesterday was “very unusual”.
— The Borneo Post

Kit Siang wants assurance that Parliament won’t be in lockdown until September
DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today urged the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to clarify whether the Parliament sitting will commence before the Budget 2021 session in September, as the various Parliamentary Select Committees have.
— Malay Mail

MMA urges Women and Family Ministry not to discriminate against children of frontliners
The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has urged the Ministry of Women and Family not to discriminate against children of frontliners.
— The Borneo Post

SOPs for nurseries: Children of frontliners not being discriminated, says Health DG
There is no issue of discrimination against children of frontline personnel, especially those of the Health Ministry staff when placing them in childcare centres (nurseries), said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Appreciate behind-the-scene role played by CPRC personnel: Health DG
Staff members from the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) are among the behind-the-scene personnel who should be appreciated as they continue to work right through the festive period and sacrifice their family time, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Only immigrants to be quarantined at MAEPS from now on: Ismail Sabri
From now on, the Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) will only receive illegal immigrants who are tested positive, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Interstate travel: Drop in number of vehicles told to turn back, says Ismail Sabri
About 738 vehicles were told to turn back by the authorities for attempting to balik kampung as of Monday (May 25), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

Lo: GPS partnership with PAS may influence votes during state polls
The decision by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to disregard the choice made by a majority of Malaysian voters in the 14th general election may well come back to haunt GPS at the polls, says Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) secretary general George Lo.
— The Borneo Post

Early screening helped uncover new Covid-19 cluster at construction site, says senior minister
Early screening conducted by employers helped public health authorities discover the latest Covid-19 cluster at a construction site, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.
— Malay Mail

Bus commuters are smiling, but not bus operators
Stage buses here are back in business after a break of more than two months following the movement control order (MCO) which was enforced on March 18 to control the spread of Covid-19.
— New Sarawak Tribune

List of Covid-19 fake news today
The following is an update from the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) Quick Response Team on countering fake news related to Covid-19 on social media.
— The Sun Daily

Compounds issued for Raya visits, unauthorised interstate travel
There were violations of the conditional movement control order (MCO) on the second day of Hari Raya on Monday (May 25), with some individuals making house visits and attempts at interstate without authorisation.
— The Star Online

Compounds issued for violating raya visit, interstate travel rulings
The second day of Eid, saw some individuals violating the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), as they continued making Hari Raya house visits and attempted interstate without authorisation.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian man rescues monitor lizard, becomes internet hero (VIDEO)
A man who overcame his fear of monitor lizards to rescue one has become an internet hero.
— Malay Mail



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International Day of UN Peacekeepers, May 29.


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