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Covid-19: 170 new coronavirus cases including 1 new death
A total of 170 new cases of Covid-19 and one more death have been reported in the country as at noon today, bringing the total number of positive cases to 3,963, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Micro, small entrepreneurs urged to go online
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has urged micro and small entrepreneurs in Malaysia to continue to promote their products and services during the Movement Control (MCO) period.

GSV bids $2.5 billion for Malaysia Airlines, says funded by European bank
Privately held Golden Skies Ventures (GSV) has made a $2.5 billion offer to fully take over the holding company of ailing state carrier Malaysia Airlines, with financing from a European bank, its executives told Reuters on Monday.

Online trader fined RM6,000 for insulting Agong
An online trader was fined RM6,000 in default of three months’ jail by the sessions court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah through a posting on Facebook last month.

Malaysia’s banking sector is in much better shape
Malaysia’s banking sector is in much better shape than it was prior to the 1998/1999 and 2009 recessions, industry observers said.

Malaysia reports 131 new coronavirus cases; 3,793 in total, with one new deathMalaysia on Monday reported 131 new coronavirus infections, raising the country’s total to 3,793 cases, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia identifies 2 new COVID-19 clusters resulting from mass gathering events
Malaysia has identified two COVID-19 clusters as a result of mass gathering events, health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press conference on Monday (Apr 6).

4.8 million SME workers to benefit from revised wage subsidy programme
About 4.8 million workers from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from the government’s wage subsidy programme, which was increased from RM7.9bil to RM13.8bil.

The Mask Slips On ‘PM8’ And His ‘Clean Government’
Malaysians are getting a reminder of what capricious, selective, vicious and arbitrary government feels like. With each day that goes by, the yet to be legitimised UMNO/PAS/GPS administration of ‘PM8′ has been getting back to old ways, fast.

“Malaysian durian processing factories temporarily halt operations”
The Malaysian durian season had only just ended when durian processing factories announced a temporary stop of operations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: 179 new cases, death toll now at 61 (updated)
Another 179 new Covid-19 cases have been reported, bringing the total to 3,662 cases as of Sunday (April 5), says the Health Ministry.

M’sians with S’pore work permits must do Covid-19 test before returning to Johor
Malaysians with work permits in Singapore are allowed to return to Johor on condition they take the swab test at clinics or hospitals in the republic to show that they are free of Covid-19.

AirAsia opens e-commerce platform to assist Malaysian traders affected by MCO
Low-cost carrier AirAsia has initiated an e-commerce platform called OURSHOP to help local businesses affected by the movement control order (MCO) enforced by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Tok Mat: Govt’s delivery system has to go completely digital post-Covid-19
The government’s delivery system has to go completely digital post-Covid-19, says Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pic).

EUMCCI proposes steps to ensure businesses survive during and after MCO
The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) has proposed several measures to the government that can help businesses continue to survive during the ongoing movement control order (MCO) and after it expires.

Covid-19: 208 new cases, 5 deaths, says Health DG
Another 208 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country as at noon today, bringing cumulative cases to 3,116, while five more deaths were reported.

GLCs, GLICs, private sector say contributed RM51.5m for Covid-19 fight
A total of RM51.5 million has been contributed by several government-linked companies (GLCs), government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and the private sector, to aid medical workers in the fight against Covid-19.

Malaysia hits 3,000 Covid-19 cases and 50 deaths, as recoveries again reach record high
Health authorities reported 208 more coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections today, bringing Malaysia’s total to 3,116 cases.

Ministry of Environment renamed Environment and Water Ministry
The Ministry of Environment has been rebranded as the Ministry of Environment and Water (Mewa) in line with the government’s decision to allocate the responsibility of water management and environmental sustainability to it.

Health Ministry says Malaysia’s Covid-19 screening rate up to WHO standards
Malaysia’s average rate of around 3,000 tests for Covid-19 per day is on par with the standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

Covid-19: 108 recoveries recorded on Wednesday (April 1), highest in a single day
Malaysia has discharged 108 Covid-19 patients on Wednesday, which is the highest number of recoveries in a day so far since the outbreak.

Malaysia sees early signs of effectiveness for COVID-19 measures: Health ministry
Malaysia on Wednesday (Apr 1) reported 142 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 2,908.

142 new cases, two deaths recorded
A total of 142 new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country as at noon today, bringing the total to 2,908.

Sabah govt-owned financial institutions urged to offer loan repayment moratorium
Umno Sabah has called on state government-owned financial institutions to allow all their customers to defer their monthly instalment payments.

Airlines facing rapid cash burn
Airlines may burn through $61 billion (RM266 billion) of their cash reserves during the second quarter (Q2) of this year and post a quarterly net loss of $39 billion (RM170 billion) if severe travel restrictions related to Covid-19 last for three months.

Covid-19: Six more deaths, 140 new cases but 58 recoveries
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced six new deaths from Covid-19 in Malaysia today.

Malaysia’s stay-at-home order preventing major spikes in COVID-19 cases, says government
Malaysia’s stay-at-home order has prevented major daily spikes in coronavirus infections, the government said on Tuesday (Mar 31), but the World Bank warned the trade-reliant country’s economy would shrink this year for the first time in more than a decade.

Malaysia apologises for telling women not to nag during lockdown
The Malaysian women’s ministry apology came after online posters on how to act at home sparked a public outcry.

48 face mask fraud cases in Perak throughout MCO: Police
A total of 48 fraud cases involving the sale of face masks with estimated losses of RM39,322 have been reported in Perak during the Movement Control Order, which began on March 18.

Malaysia’s reserves at $103.396 bln as at end-Feb 2020
Malaysia’s reserves remained usable as at end-Feb 2020, with official reserve assets at $103.396 billion, in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (IMF SDDS) format.

Covid-19: Malaysia records three more deaths, 156 new cases
A total of 156 new cases of Covid-19 were reported up to noon today, raising the cumulative total in the country to 2,626 cases.

Govt sets ceiling price at RM1.50 for 3-ply face masks, effective April 1
The government has decided to lower the ceiling price for the 3-ply face masks to RM1.50 starting from April 1, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob said today.

Malaysia widens fiscal deficit target after Covid-19 stimulus measures
Malaysia expects its fiscal deficit to widen to 4 per cent of gross domestic product this year because of the US$58 billion (RM251.2 billion) stimulus measures announced to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on.

Manufacturers ask Putrajaya to double wage subsidy aid to RM12b
The government’s RM5.9 billion allocation to subsidise private sector wages is inadequate, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers said.

Malaysia Airlines reinstates some international flights to bring back Malaysians
Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) is reinstating some of its international flights between April to May 2020, to bring home families who have not been able to return to their loved ones due to travel restrictions in many parts of the world.

Covid-19: Malaysia reports 7 more deaths, 150 new cases
The Health Ministry today reported seven additional deaths and 150 new Covid-19 coronavirus infections in Malaysia.

Malaysia arrests hundreds for flouting curbs on movement as COVID-19 deaths rise
Malaysia this week arrested hundreds of people for violating restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus, a senior minister said on Sunday (Mar 29), amid a spike in the number of deaths linked to the outbreak.

Communications Ministry: List of fake news relating to Covid-19 today
Following is the list of denials issued by the relevant agencies to the Quick Response Team of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry on fake news relating to Covid-19 which went viral on social media.

Motac denies collecting personal data of artistes, industry players
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) yesterday denied it is in the midst of collecting personal information of arts enthusiasts or industry players, as claimed in a message which has gone viral on WhatsApp.

Malaysia has run 35,516 Covid-19 tests with 2,320 positive results, including 1,207 from tabligh cluster
Malaysia has so far carried out 35,516 tests for Covid-19, with 2,320 of these cases or 6.5 per cent testing positive, the Health director-general and Health Ministry has said when sharing the latest data. Out of these.

Covid-19: 235 new positive cases recorded in country, death toll rises to 23 – Health DG
A total of 235 new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country as at noon today, the highest daily increase to date, bringing the total to 2,031, with the death toll due to the disease stood at 23.

Tax deductions for donations to Covid-19 funds
Tax deduction incentives will be given to those who donate cash or items that will be used to contain the spread of Covid-19 and to help the people affected by the outbreak, said Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

Malaysia gets 35,000 masks, 1,120 pieces of protective gear from China fundraising team
Wisma Putra today announced that it has received on behalf of Malaysia a donation of face masks and protective gear from a fundraising team in China.

Malaysia’s AirAsia temporarily suspends some international, domestic flights
Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd has suspended some of its international and domestic flights, it said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday.

Malaysia’s Preventable Coronavirus Disaster
The country’s newest leaders should have jumped into action immediately. Instead, they wasted precious weeks jockeying over cabinet positions.

Malaysia Covid-19 toll rises to 15 deaths, 1,624 infections
The Health Ministry today announced 106 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, bringing the tally of infections to 1,624.

JPMorgan says worst is yet to come, predicts Malaysia’s Covid-19 infection rate will peak mid-April
Malaysia might see an even bigger number of Covid-19 infections recorded locally, as analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co have predicted that a peak in cases might occur around mid-April.

All premises must adhere to social distancing rules: KL mayor
All licencees, employees, customers and suppliers who wish to enter supermarkets, sundry shops, restaurants and public markets must adhere to the one-metre social distancing rules until March 31.

Transport minister: Receipts can pass for road tax, licence during MCO
Malaysians may present proof of payment in lieu of the road tax stickers and driving licences they may be unable to collect during the movement control order (MCO), Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said.

Special committee to ensure adequate supply of foodstuffs: Ismail Sabri
A special committee headed by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is to be set up to ensure adequate supply of foodstuffs during the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) period, it was announced today.

Malaysia reports 212 new COVID-19 cases in biggest daily jump, death toll spikes to 14
Malaysia on Monday (Mar 23) reported 212 new coronavirus cases, bringing the national total to 1,518.

Sarawak allocates RM1.15b to mitigate impact of Covid-19
Sarawak has allocated RM1.15 billion through a special aid package named ‘Pakej Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang’ to mitigate the economic slowdown and reduce the people’s hardship resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Govt bans face mask exports to ensure supply for Malaysians
The government, through the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, has banned exports of face masks to ensure sufficient supply for Malaysians during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sabah imposes travel restriction at Malaysia-Indonesia border, starting today
The Sabah state government has imposed travel restrictions at the Malaysia-Indonesia border, effective immediately.

Malaysia Reports 123 New Coronavirus Cases, Total at 1,306
Malaysia reported 123 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total to 1,306 cases, with 10 deaths.

Give 10 million donated face masks to Malaysians, says Kit Siang
The government has been urged to distribute the 10 million face masks from China free to Malaysians, giving priority to the frontliners in the war against Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19: How many small Malaysian businesses, jobs will be lost?
COVID-19 kills people and fuels fear. It cripples businesses and shrinks bank accounts.

Almost 50,000 law enforcers help monitor MCO compliance – Ismail Sabri
Almost 50,000 law enforcers comprising Armed Forces, police, RELA, and local authorities’ personnel are out to ensure public compliance of the Movement Control Order announced by the government to flatten the infection curve of Covid-19.

Hope for a ‘new’ Malaysia derailed by old politics — at least for now
Malaysia has experienced a dramatic political transition with conservative political parties returning to government.

With Malaysian-made Covid-19 vaccine a possibility, firm pleads for Putrajaya’s backing
A local vaccine manufacturer has pleaded for cooperation and support from Putrajaya, claiming it is being hampered by red tape despite allegedly having a potential cure to the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases in Malaysia hit 900 with 110 new infections
Malaysia on Thursday (Mar 19) reported 110 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total in the country to 900, said Health Minister Adham Baba.

AirAsia to operate limited number of domestic, international flights until March 31
AirAsia will be operating a limited number of domestic and international flights from today until March 31, the low-cost airline said.

Malaysia seeks 2,000 Rohingya men for Covid-19 checks, say sources
Malaysian authorities are scrambling to track down about 2,000 Rohingya men who attended a religious gathering that has led to a big spike in Covid-19 cases across South-East Asia, a security source and two other people told Reuters.

Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia
Out of Malaysia’s 673 confirmed infections, nearly two-thirds are linked to the four-day meeting outside Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines scales down operations in light of travel bans
Malaysia Airlines will significantly reduce its overall network following the nationwide movement control order imposed by the government from March 18 to 31 to curb Covid-19.

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin says control measures could be extended if coronavirus continues to spread
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the movement control measures which took effect on Wednesday (March 18) could be extended past their initial two weeks if they fail to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Malindo Air temporarily suspends international operations
Malindo Air will temporarily suspend all its international operations from March 18 to March 31, 2020.

Malaysia delays pre-APEC meetings, says committed to hold summit
Malaysia has postponed a series of pre-APEC summit meetings that were to be held this month and the next because of the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Tuesday (Mar 17), but added it remained committed to host the summit expected towards end-2020.

Health Ministry confirms two Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia, one linked to tabligh gathering
The Health Ministry today confirmed Malaysia has recorded two deaths over Covid-19, the first two fatalities in the country.

Special task force recovered RM1.4 billion in 1MDB funds: PMO
A total of RM1.4 billion have been recovered through the efforts of a special task force responsible for tracking 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) funds abroad, while another RM6.9 billion has been identified.

Muslim funerals may go on in Malaysia during Covid-19 shutdown but with minimal attendees
Malaysians may still hold Muslim funeral rites during the two-week halt of non-essential activities nationwide but without crowds, the National Security Council (NSC) announced this afternoon.

Covid-19: 125 new cases, bringing cumulative total of 553 – Adham Baba
A total of 125 new positive Covid-19 cases have been reported as at noon today, bringing the cumulative total of confirmed cases to 553.

Sarawak to impose 14-day stay-home notice on all inbound travellers
All foreign and domestic visitors coming into Sarawak will be issued a 14-day stay-home notice as the state embarks on its latest control measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

MOF announces unit to monitor ESP 2020 implementation
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced the formation of an inter-agency economic stimulus implementation and coordinating unit (Laksana) at the ministry to monitor the implementation of the 2020 economic stimulus package

United Nations Association Malaysia urges Putrajaya to step up efforts to contain Covid-19
The United Nations Association Malaysia (Unam) has called on the government to put in place a better plan to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak

New travel restrictions won’t affect supply of food, other essentials between Singapore and Malaysia: Chan Chun Sing
The latest border restrictions announced on Sunday (Mar 15) for travellers arriving from ASEAN countries will not affect the supply of food and other essentials between Singapore and Malaysia, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Sunday.

Sarawak records 11 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing total to 20
Sarawak today registered 11 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 20 since Friday when the first three were recorded.

Highlighting the best performing e-commerce companies in Malaysia 2019
It is well known that the e-commerce market plays a huge role in contributing to Malaysia’s internet economy.

What Does Muhyiddin’s New Cabinet Mean for Malaysia?
While the cabinet lineup suggests a focus on reassurance, the true test will be if it can help the country overcome more fundamental political and economic uncertainties.

Selangor taps ex-health minister Dzulkefly to lead Covid-19 special action council
Former health minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad has been appointed the chairman of Selangor’s new special action council for the control and prevention of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the mentri besar announced.

Sabah and Sarawak affairs made a special portfolio in new Cabinet, says PM
A special portfolio on Sabah and Sarawak Affairs has been announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin while naming his Cabinet today.

Tesco plans £2.5bn pension top-up with Thai and Malaysia sales
Tesco is planning to hand out £5bn to shareholders and pump £2.5bn into its pension fund after lining up the sale of its Thai and Malaysian businesses.

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