Malaysia Malay Mail

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:54:34 +0800
PSR project will benefit the people of Penang, says deputy chief minister I
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 ― The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will benefit the state’s socio-economy, besides creating various jobs and stimulating economic growth, says Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abd Rahman. He said the...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:46:21 +0800
Sabah cops looking for 12 individuals to assist in commercial crime probe
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 22 ― Sabah police are looking for 12 individuals to assist in investigations related to commercial crime cases reported in the state for the past four years. They are Johnny Jasman, Zamri Ramli, Azlan Shah Hassan, David Yuing...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:42:53 +0800
MCO 2.0: Public transport vehicles are taking things lightly, says Penang Road Transport Dept
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jan 22 ― The Penang Road Transport Department (RTD) has found public transport vehicles are taking it easy and not complying with the stipulated standard operating procedures (SOP) a week after the implementation of MCO 2.0 in the.....

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:38:58 +0800
Royal Malaysian Navy to receive last two littoral mission ships this year, says Navy chief
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ― The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is expected to receive the remaining two Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) in August and November this year. Chief of Navy Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza Mohd Sany said that the first LMS (KD Keris),...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:34:17 +0800
Sarawak minister: State govt to build vocational school for disabled students
KUCHING, Jan 22 ― Sarawak will set up a vocational school for students in the state who are from the persons with disabilities (PwD) group and have completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations. State Welfare, Community Wellbeing,...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:27:24 +0800
Sarawak manufacturers ask for wage subsidy to be extended to CMCO states
KUCHING, Jan 22 ― The Sarawak branch of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM Sarawak branch) today wanted the wage subsidy programme (WSP 3.0) to be applied to all states regardless of whether they are under the movement control order...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:08:07 +0800
Tanjung Batu Waterfall not affected by quarry activities, says environment minister
IPOH, Jan 22 — The Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has clarified that the Tanjung Batu Waterfall (Teluk Sera) in Manjung’s Segari Melintang Forest Reserve is still in good condition. He said the waterfall is...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:20:56 +0800
MCA chimes into chorus of criticism after MB Muhammad Sanusi cancels Thaipusam holiday in Kedah
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) is piling the pressure on Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor over his decision to cancel the Thaipusam public holiday in the state. MCA spokesperson Mike Chong Yew Chuan said...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:12:15 +0800
Be optimistic, get closer to Allah, minister Zulkifli reminds Covid-19 patients
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ― Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri reminded Covid-19 patients to remain optimistic and not to feel isolated or depressed while receiving treatment. Zulkif...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:06:43 +0800
Ismail Sabri: Govt appreciates Top Glove’s job offers, reminds company to emphasise on workers’ safety, wellbeing
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ― The government appreciated the initiative taken by Top Glove Corporation Bhd in offering over 9,000 job opportunities for the locals in the country, but it also reminded the company to also emphasise on the safety and...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:54:19 +0800
Putrajaya must increase funding to ensure Covid-19 close contacts fully screened, says Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today urged the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) to double or even triple its funds to enable proper screening of all close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the fight to end the...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:37:10 +0800
Dr Mahathir says family member who contracted Covid-19 told to quarantine at home, leaving household at risk
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad shared a personal experience of how someone in his family recently tested positive for Covid-19, but was ordered to self-quarantine at home after displaying mild symptoms. In his latest blog post, Dr.....

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:24:05 +0800
Bung Moktar demands solution to issues at Sabah water treatment plants
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 22 — A total of 22 water treatment plants (LRAs) in Sabah are not operating properly and the problems need to be addressed soon to ensure residents in the areas receive clean water supply, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk.....

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:33:55 +0800
On tiny island off Penang, students struggle with virtual lessons as internet line often on the blink
SEBERANG PERAI, Jan 22 — School may have just started again this year but for some 30 home-bound students from primary to tertiary levels on Pulau Aman in Penang, the experience has become nothing short of torture due to the unstable internet...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:19:24 +0800
Health D-G: Antigen rapid test kit should be used within week following onset of Covid-19 symptoms
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — The Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK-Ag) should be conducted by a trained operator, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said. He said the RTK-Ag should also be performed within the first five ...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:11:25 +0800
DoSM: Malaysia’s economic recovery in sight with Leading Index up 7.1pc
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Malaysia is expected to continue to chart an economic recovery based on the 7.1 per cent increase in the Leading Index (LI) to 109.1 points in November 2020 against 120.1 points a year earlier, said...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:45:44 +0800
MCO 2.0: Updated essential services list now specifically includes film editing, internet, postal, courier, broadcasting
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — The government’s latest list of essential services allowed to operate has been streamlined even further to specific services, after more than a week of the movement control order (MCO) this year.  The latest update...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:36:35 +0800
Demand for Covid-19 testing surges as new cases spike
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Since the third wave of Covid-19 hit Malaysia in October last year, more and more people are willing to get tested even though they are asymptomatic or not a close contact. Is Malaysia’s ...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:33:12 +0800
PKR Youth calls Kedah MB arrogant for cancelling Thaipusam holiday in state
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — PKR Youth today condemned Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor for cancelling Thaipusam as a special holiday due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Its chief Akmal Nasir and vice-chief Thiban Subramaniam described.....

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:00:53 +0800
Quarry activities did not damage Tanjung Batu Waterfall, says Perak exco
IPOH, Jan 22 — Perak Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin today claimed that the Tanjung Batu Waterfall in Manjung was not damaged by quarry activities being carried out in the area.  Mo...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:38:15 +0800
Fitch Solutions says BNM ‘too optimistic’, predicts OPR to drop to 1.5pc later this year
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research today said that Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) positive outlook of the country's economy was inaccurate, and predicted that the central bank's overnight policy rate...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:24:15 +0800
Siblings nabbed for fleeing hospital with father’s body in Lahad Datu, breaching Covid-19 SOP
LAHAD DATU, Jan 22 — Police arrested four siblings in Kampung Panji Laut after they fled with the body of their father, who died in the patient under investigation (PUI) zone camp of the Lahad Datu Hospital, yesterday. Lahad...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:56:37 +0800
Kit Siang: Muhyiddin’s call for tougher stance against hate speech in Asean should begin with own Perikatan govt
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s call for Asean to take a tougher stance against hate speech, including those based on gender and sexual orientation, should first start within his...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:47:35 +0800
Activist questions Sarawak deputy CM’s suggestion to build border wall to halt influx of undocumented migrants
KUCHING, Jan 22 — Social activist Voon Shiak Ni says Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing’s suggestion to build fences or walls along the Sarawak-Kalimantan Barat border raised questions on its feasibility and cost effectiveness in...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:34:41 +0800
Malaysian duo charged by US over 2002 Bali bombings
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 — US military prosecutors have filed formal charges against an Indonesian Islamic extremist and two others in the 2002 Bali bombings and 2003 Jakarta attack, the Pentagon said Thursday. The charges were filed nearly 18 years...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:22:55 +0800
Rais Hussin: Covid-19 accelerated change in MDEC, but with it comes new talent and optimism
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — The Covid-19 pandemic has put extraordinary expectations on the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) which, in turn, has accelerated the need for change, said its chief executive officer Surina Shukri and chairman...

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:12:02 +0800
Doctors: Seriously ill should not shun hospitals for fear of Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Patients who need health treatment for serious illnesses must not delay this notwithstanding the advice to avoid hospitals due to possible Covid-19 risks, several doctors said. They stressed that the recommendation was...

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 23:49:54 +0800
Cop nabbed for drug trafficking in Sarawak
KUCHING, Jan 21 — Two individuals, including a policeman with two previous drug offences, were arrested here last Tuesday for possessing syabu and ecstasy powder worth RM139,270. Sarawak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department, in a statement.....

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 23:35:13 +0800
Female elephant rampages through school compound in Gerik
GERIK, Jan 21 — A female elephant, aged between 30 and 35 years, rampaged into the compound of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) RPS Kemar, near here last Tuesday. Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director, Yusoff Shariff said the...

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 23:30:11 +0800
Covid-19: National Unity Ministry allocates RM1.55m for PPE production
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The National Unity Ministry has allocated RM1.55 million to 115 neighbourhood watch areas (KRT) to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) since May last year. Its minister, Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique, in a statement.....

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