Malaysia morning news for May 29

Malaysia morning news for May 29

Malaysia morning news

Cabinet gives green light for 174 non-Muslim places of worship to reopen in Covid-19 green zones from June 10
The Cabinet has given the green light for 174 non-Muslim places of worship to reopen under strict Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) from June 10.
— The Star Online

Dr M, 4 others fired from Bersatu
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia co-founders and parliamentarians have been sacked from the party, according to letters made available to the New Straits Times.
— New Straits Times

MTUC berates Putrajaya for delaying enforcement of amended law for improved worker housing
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has vehemently objected to the government’s move to give employers three more months to comply with new laws requiring them to improve housing for their workers.
— Malay Mail

Thai-Malaysian border shuts again after reports of new COVID-19 cases
The Padang Besar border checkpoint at the Thai-Malaysian border was shut again on Thursday after Thai authorities discovered new cases of the COVID-19 from Thai returnees from overseas.
— Xinhuanet

Malaysia chairs first ever virtual Apec senior officials’ meeting
Malaysia has successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Virtual Extraordinary Senior Officials’ Meeting (Vesom) on Covid-19, in a four-hour meeting which began 7pm Malaysian time yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya defends detention of illegal immigrants during COVID-19 pandemic
The Malaysian government has defended its decision to detain illegal immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that they cannot be accorded special treatment because they have broken the country’s immigration laws.

CMCO: Putrajaya gives nod to three churches in Bintulu to reopen from June 10
Only three non-Muslim places of worship in Sarawak have been allowed to operate from June 10 by the Federal Special Ministers Meeting on the Conditional Movement Control Order (MCO) last week.
— The Borneo Post

DBKL: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa closed because too many visitors during CMCO
Kuala Lumpur City Hall today said that Taman Tasik Titiwangsa will be closed to the public indefinitely starting today.
— Malay Mail

Online gambling mystery as shuts; M88 exits Cambodia, Malaysia
Asian-facing online gambling operator has shut its digital doors for as yet unexplained reasons, while Mansion88 has closed its operations in Cambodia and Malaysia.

KL tops nation’s drink-driving cases
Over 2,000 motorists are caught annually nationwide for driving with blood-alcohol levels above the legal limit.Roadblocks are regularly conducted, especially on weekends and festive seasons by traffic police to nab motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or other banned substances.
— The Sun Daily

Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad expelled from own political party
Mahathir, who was chairman of United Indigenous Party of Malaysia, is fired for not supporting the country’s government.
— Aljazeera

Experts: Just beating Covid-19 is not enough to return consumer confidence
Economic observers think it will take more than just overcoming the Covid-19 threat in the country to restore consumer and investor confidence.
— Malay Mail

IOI Corp’s Q3 net profit dragged down by forex losses
IOI Corp Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended March 31, 2020 plunged 100% to RM100,000 from RM245.8 million a year go due to foreign currency translation losses on foreign currency denominated borrowings.
— The Sun Daily

MSM to consolidate sugar-refining operations
MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd will be consolidating its refined sugar production by relocating its factory operations for MSM Perlis Sdn Bhd (MSMP) in Chuping to MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn Bhd (MSMJ) in Pasir Gudang and MSM Prai Bhd (MSMPB) in stages from June 20.
— The Sun Daily

PSB’s misinformation saddening
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy publicity chief Christopher Gira Sambang has expressed disappointment over Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) members ‘misinforming the public’ with twisted facts with regard to the proposed Second Trunk Road (STR).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sunway posts net profit of RM78.29 million for first quarter
Sunway Bhd posted a net profit of RM78.29 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 42.6% lower than the RM136.41 million in the previous corresponding quarter due to lower contributions from most business segments except property development and quarrying.
— The Sun Daily

RMAF mounts mercy flight for ill Terengganu infant
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today undertook a mercy flight to bring a 60-day-old baby boy suffering from heart problems from Terengganu to the Subang air base near here.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia in good position to benefit from Japan’s economic stimulus package, says ambassador
Asean member states, particularly Malaysia, will be in good position to reap benefits from Japan’s economic stimulus package due to its close proximity to Japan economically and historically, besides having extensive.
— Malay Mail

IRB sets May 31 as last date for BPN appeals
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has set May 31, 2020 as the last date for the submission of appeals for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) cash aid.
— Malay Mail

TAR UC president says direct RM58mil allocation will help in delivering quality, affordable education
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) president Lee Sze Wei says the RM58mil direct allocation from the government would enable the institution to continue to provide quality and affordable education.
— The Star Online

Change of govt causes delay in Sabah Pan Borneo project – Abdul Rahim
The change of government in 2018 had caused the delay in the Sabah portion of the Pan Borneo Highway project, said Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Webinar on how to do business virtually
Without a doubt, businesses drive the economy, but even the most global-centric enterprise is not immune to the negative impact brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Sun Daily

B40 group, disabled urged to register for myFreeview before May 31
Individuals from the B40 target group as well as persons with disabilities yet to receive the free ‘myFreeview’ decoder set are urged to sign up through the dedicated channels before the deadline on May 31.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Online university lectures until Dec 31, except for five categories: MOHE
All teaching and learning (PdP) programmes at all public universities (UA) and private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) must be conducted online, with no face-to-face lessons allowed, until Dec 31.
— The Sun Daily

Technology brings families together for Raya
This year’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri was a different experience altogether as many Muslims resorted to online video conferencing to catch up with their families and loved ones following the conditional movement control order (CMCO) directive.
— New Sarawak Tribune

JKNJ denies ordering visitors to a shopping mall to undergo Covid-19 screening
The Johor State Health Department (JKNJ) has denied allegations that it ordered visitors to a shopping mall here to undergo Covid-19 screening, said its director Dr Aman Rabu.
— The Sun Daily

Stricter laws on living conditions
Enforcing stricter laws on foreign workers’ living conditions would help control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, said Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Sheda) Kuching chairman Sim Kiang Chiok.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Cop among 25 people booked for CMCO violation
A policeman from the Samarahan district police headquarters was among 25 people who were issued compounds for violating the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures in Local Infection Areas) Regulations yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Apec senior officials discuss possible platform for info sharing on Covid-19
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) today discussed on how to formulate a possible coordinated approach to collecting and sharing information on policies and measures regarding.
— Malay Mail

Logging concession damages claims in Kedah reach RM1.5b, says MB
The latest claim for damages filed by companies whose logging concessions in Kedah have been revoked now stands at RM1.5 billion, said Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.
— Malay Mail

Tencent, CCB Labuan to jointly foster digitalisation of enterprises in Malaysia
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, will explore cooperation opportunities with China Construction Bank Corporation Labuan Branch (CCB Labuan) following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today.
— The Sun Daily

Govt must step up and stamp out online sexual harassment in Malaysia now, say Pakatan reps
Three Pakatan Harapan (PH) representatives have called on the government to not ignore online sexual harassment and immediately act against such threats.
— Malay Mail

Penang seniors can request assistance on annual RM150 payout
Senior citizens seeking the annual RM150 payout from the state government can seek the assistance of their respective state representatives if they are unsure of the process.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians adapting to new normal of Aidilfitri celebrations
Malaysians are taking the new normal in their stride, as seen on the fourth day of the Aidilfitri celebration under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Temperatures go haywire due to faulty thermometer
What with the new normal having become a part of life since the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and now the Conditional MCO since March, one cannot step into most premises without having their body temperature recorded.
— The Borneo Post

Berjaya Land unit wins arbitration award, to receive remaining RMB974m for sale of China property
Berjaya Land Bhd’s (BLand) 51%-owned subsidiary Berjaya (China) Great Mall Co Limited will receive the outstanding payment balance of RMB974.07 million (RM595.45 million) from Beijing SkyOcean International Holdings Limited, following the disposal of the Berjaya (China) Great Mall Recreation Centre in Sanhe City, Hebei, in 2015.
— The Sun Daily

Zahid Hamidi: GLC appointments of MPs to ensure govt policies and ‘aspirations’ carried out
Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today posted a congratulatory message to politicians who were made heads of government-linked companies (GLCs) recently, adding that their appointments were to ensure that the.
— Malay Mail

Trend reversal for glove stocks on Bursa Malaysia expected
Despite persistent buying momentum in glove makers, glove stocks could see a pullback as early as tomorrow, as it has shown an inverted hammer candlestick pattern that normally signals the end of an uptrend, based on technical analysis.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia ends firmer on buying support in index-linked counters
Persistent buying momentum in the index-linked counters, led by glove makers Hartalega and Top Glove, pushed Bursa Malaysia to end the day on a firm note, dealers said.
— The Sun Daily

Fatimah: 3,317 kidney patiens in Sarawak undergoing treatment
Sarawak recorded 3,317 kidney patients with 2,920 of them undergoing hemodialysis based on the 2018 data from the state Health Department, said Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post



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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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