Japan Assures Preparations For 2020 Tokyo Olympics In Full Swing
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has assured that all preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games and the 2020 Paralympic Games are in full swing. Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee president Youshiro Mori also shared the pledge of new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at....
Videoer At The KM P Pinang Press Conference Negatively Covid-19 However, The Penang Chief Minister Said The Individual Who Covered The Press Conference Yesterday Still Had To Undergo A 14-day Quarantine.
The screening test conducted on a media officer in Penang was negative, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The third meeting of the third session of the 14th Parliament which is scheduled to begin on Monday and will have Budget 2021 tabled on Nov 6 is expected to see heated debate in the wake of the political developments in the country.
Knockout Format In Malaysia Cup Gives Equal Chance Of Winning
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- Several coaches of Malaysia League (M-League) teams are of the view that the knockout format which will be used in the Malaysia Cup competition this season, gives an equal opportunity for all teams to become champions. Kedah head coach Aidil Sharin Sahak, who led the Red....
Immigration Department Rescues Six Forced Labour Victims
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 -- The Immigration Department rescued six Nepalese security guards believed to be victims of forced labour exploitation in an operation conducted on Oct 27. Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the men, aged between 30 and 40, were rescued when a team....
A general view of the Sungai Buloh Hospital January 28, 2020. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 — About 40 per cent of the 16,060 beds for treating Covid-19 patients at hospitals and Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centres (PKRC) nationwide are being used as of 10pm yesterday.
The Employees Provident Fund logo is seen at its headquarters on Jalan Raja Laut January 22, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is urging members to make an appointment with its Retirement Advisory Service (RAS) officers to help plan their....
Wong Wai Keong (left) and Tan U-Ming have been appointed as 7-Eleven Malaysia’s co-chief executive officers. — Pictures courtesy of 7-Eleven Malaysia. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad today announced that the company’s board of directors have appointed Wong Wai Keong and Tan....
New Delhi: The 24th edition of the Malabar Naval exercise will be conducted in two phases in November, the Indian Navy said in a statement on Friday, announcing the schedule for the military drill that will be attended by all four partners of the Quadrilateral alliance.
Covid-19 Index Can Be Slashed To 0.5 If Everybody Follows Rules, Says Noor Hisham
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says projections based on an R0 of 1.5 would see Malaysia recording 1,300 Covid-19 cases today, not 799. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 30, 2020. THE Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) or R-naught (R0) in the country can be reduced to below 0.
KUALA LUMPUR : The number of national security personnel is still sufficient to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic although some of them are positive due to the virus infection and need to be quarantined. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix) said his ministry was also....
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) confirmed the postponement of the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the AHF website, asiahockey.org; since the last postponement was very recent, they will require some....
The Knockout Format Is An Open Opportunity For All The Bernama Malaysia Cup Winners, An Hour Ago
Several coaches of the Malaysia League (M-League) team are of the view that the knockout format that will be used in the Malaysia Cup competition this season, gives an open opportunity to all teams to become champions.
KEY NEWS Three MOH Requests If Elections Continue To Be Held There Is No Cross-district Or State, No Election Campaign And No House-to-house Visit, Said Dr Noor Hisham.
Political instability in the country today raises concerns that many parties will hold elections in the near future, at a time when the country is still struggling to cope with the Covid-19 epidemic.
A security guard attaches a notice of closure to the gate of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Utama Damansara 4 in Petaling Jaya October 12, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara. JOHOR BARU, Oct 30 — A total of 376 educational institutions in Johor Baru have been ordered closed following a spike in....
The Yang Dipertuan Agong's statement on 28 October 2020 clearly emphasized the need for a Budget that targets the well-being and survival of the people who are currently suffering following the turmoil caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.
The ministry said the list of schools and institutions will be updated on the ministry’s website and social media platforms. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 30, 2020. A TOTAL of 376 educational institutions in Johor Baru have been ordered to close for two weeks.
PUTRAJAYA : Eight new Covid-19 clusters were identified today, involving three in Sabah, two in Selangor and one each in Negeri Sembilan, Labuan and Johor, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said. He said the Rumah Merah cluster, involves a temporary detention centre in....
MUAR : The government is considering to issue temporary work permits to illegal foreign workers in the country to overcome the shortage of foreign workers in the oil palm and rubber industries, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. (pix) The prime minister said the government was seeking ways to solve the....
Covid-19: One Of Three New Clusters In KK Involved A Courier Company, Says Masidi
KOTA KINABALU: One of the three new clusters here originated from a courier company, says state Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun. In the daily Covid-19 updates for the state on Friday (Oct 30), Masidi said the Sembulan cluster involves 12 cases.
MOH In An Effort To Bring Patients On The Island Of Sabah To Hariz Mohd Quarantine Center 10 Minutes Ago
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is facing difficulties in obtaining the cooperation of the stateless Bajau Laut community on Omadal Island in Semporna, Sabah, especially to bring those certified positive for Covid-19 to be treated at government facilities.
MOE Closes JB Schools, Postpones Form 4 Special School Entrance Exam 52 M Ago
COVID-19 | The Education Ministry has ordered schools in Johor Bahru to close in light of the rising number of Covid-19 cases there. The order takes effect from Nov 1 until Nov 14 following the district’s classification as a Covid-19 red zone since yesterday...
Health Ministry Negotiating To Get Sabah Islanders To Quarantine Centres COVID-19 | Health DG Says They Are Coaxing Covid-19 Positive Bajau Laut Members To Get Treatment On Mainland. Hariz Mohd 1h Ago
The Health Ministry is facing difficulty to get the cooperation of the Bajau Laut stateless communities on Pulau Omadal in Semporna, Sabah, especially in getting those who have tested positive to get treated at government facilities away from the island.
Former COVID-19 Patients Urged To Participate In Study
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 -- Former COVID-19 patients who have recovered are urged to participate in a study conducted by the Ministry of Health (MOH), says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said at least 275 such individuals were required to ensure that the ministry could carry out a meaningful or well-interpreted study.
COMMENT | Budget 2021: Job Creation As The Number One Economic Agenda Liew Chin Tong 36 M Ago
COMMENT | No other economic concern is more important than the question of jobs. We should place the agenda of job creation front and centre. And the government should be the catalyst to drive this agenda. Through Budget 2021, over a period of two years, the government should commit to a national....
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today acknowledged that it will be difficult to contain the spread of Covid-19 during the Sarawak state election, if it is held soon, and the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election set for Dec 5. He said the Election Commission (EC) has also admitted that nobody else can....
Immediate Domestic / 799 Confirmed Cases Are All Local Infections · Nuoxishan: The Total Number Of Discharged From Hospital Exceeds 20,000
(Putrajaya, 30th) my country today has 799 confirmed cases, all of which are local infections. The cumulative number of cases has reached 30,889.
Apple Inc tumbled 4 per cent premarket after it reported the steepest drop in quarterly iPhone sales in two years due to the late launch of new 5G phones. — Reuters pic. NEW YORK, Oct 30 — US stock index futures tumbled today as dismal business updates from technology mega-caps including Apple Inc....
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- MISC Bhd hopes to capitalise on its new very large ethane carrier (VLEC), Seri Everest, and set a new benchmark in the ethane market, said president and group chief executive officer Yee Yang Chien. He said the carrier, which will join the shipping company’s existing fleet,....
PETALING JAYA: All educational institutions in Johor Baru will be closed starting Nov 1, says the Education Ministry. The ministry said a total of 376 schools located in the red zone area would be closed for two weeks until Nov 14. It said the move was due to an increase in Covid-19 cases and....
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is hoping that an amendment to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) can be done soon to give it more bite in enforcing its Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP). Commenting on the possibility of having an election at a time when....
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said his ministry was also prepared for any possibility and had an action plan to overcome it. — Bernama pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The number of national security personnel is still sufficient to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic....
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Health Ministry had already started its study on antibodies since the Kampung Sungai Lui cluster in Hulu Langat in May. — Reuters pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today it needs 275 individuals to volunteer....
Though Ricky Martin’s world tour had to be cancelled because of the pandemic, the artist is working on ways to replicate the concert experience. (AFP pic) PARIS: As a second wave of Covid-19 threatens the world, many musicians fear not being able to perform live anytime soon.
Politicians must forget about politics and focus on defending and helping the people, says the prime minister. (Bernama pic) PAGOH: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says there is no use politicking if it does not benefit the lives of the rakyat, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
There Are 16,060 Hospital Beds In Malaysia, And The Utilization Rate Is 40%. Bernama 42 Minutes Ago
Health Director Nohi San said there are 16,060 beds used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients across Malaysia, and the utilization rate is 40%.
Halloween 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic is best spent having fun at home. What's more, it will be a Blue Moon Halloween on October 31. Does it sound spookier? The last time such a phenomena was seen on Halloween was in 1944 and according to the NASA the next Halloween Blue Moon will occur in....
Major cinema chains have said they will suspend operations. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 30, 2020. THE National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) is preparing a plan to help cinemas that have to suspend operation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Barbed wire fence set up by police at Jalan Serusup, Tuaran, Sabah on October 23. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, October 30, 2020. THE Health Ministry has discovered eight new clusters of Covid-19 infections, which brought the total number of active clusters to 133, Health Director General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.
The Malaysian Relief Agency want to procure personal protective equipment, energy packs and food aid for Sabah. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, October 30, 2020. THE Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) has launched a relief fund to help people in Sabah affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Epicentre Of Sabah’s Covid-19 Outbreak Has Moved West, Says Noor Hisham
Noor Hisham Abdullah says the east coast of Sabah is in a phase of decline. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 30, 2020. THE number of Covid-19 cases is rising on the west coast of Sabah, but it is declining in the east.. “Our challenge is the west coast of the state, which includes Kota....
PETALING JAYA : The Health Ministry (MOH) today reported 799 new Covid-19 positive cases, bringing the total amount of accumulative cases to 30,889. All the cases were local transmissions, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily press briefing.
PETALING JAYA : 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd has appointed CFO Wong Wai Keong and executive director Tan U-Ming as the co-CEOs for the company, effective Dec 1, 2020. Wong will also be appointed as an executive director of the company, effective Nov 1, 2020.
KUALA LUMPUR : Kuala Lumpur shares witnessed a sharp drop across the board today as investors recalibrated their portfolio pending the tabling of the 2021 Budget next Friday. At the close today, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) dropped 28.31 points or 1.89 per cent to 1,466.89 after opening 0.
No Charm In 2020 M'sia Cup Competition Without Sabah - Hassan Sani
By Ahmad Nazrin Syahmi Mohamad Arif. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The Malaysia Cup 2020 competition scheduled to start on Nov 6, will 'lose its charm' without the participation of Sabah, says national football legend Datuk Hassan Sani. The former member of the national squad which qualified for the....
Covid-19: Medical Teams In Sabah Will Focus On West Coast Areas Soon, Says Health DG
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry will soon shift its focus to treating Covid-19 cases in Sabah's west coast as the cases along the state's east coast show signs of decreasing. "Our new challenge is in the west coast involving areas such as Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Putatan, where there is an upward trend of infections.
Covid-19: Finas Prepares Action Plan To Assist Cinemas Bernama 9 M Ago
The National Film Development Corporation (Finas) is preparing an action plan especially to assist cinemas which have to temporarily stop operation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Finas has begun working on an action plan upon hearing that cinemas may close due to the lack of patrons now.
Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Only 20 Pct Antibody After 3 Months: MOH Study Aidila Razak 29 M Ago
Individuals who recover from Covid-19 in Malaysia were found have significantly reduced antibodies three months after recovery. This is based on a limited study conducted on a group of recovered patients by the Ministry of Health.
TOP STORY Health Ministry's Election Wishlist: No Travels, Rallies Or Walkabouts COVID-19 | Health DG Hopes These Three Rules Will Be Applied Should Snap Polls Be Called During Pandemic. Hariz Mohd 33 M Ago 3
COVID-19 | As the country is facing political uncertainty, many fear that snap polls may happen when Malaysia is still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had announced today that there were 799 new positive cases recorded nationwide in the past 24 hours alone.
EMBATTLED MUHYIDDIN PROMISES TO GIVE ‘BILLIONS’ TO THE PEOPLE – AS MALAYSIANS GROW MORE ENRAGED WITH HIS REGIME’S INCOMPETENCE – AMID SHOCK FINDINGS ‘DEMOTIVATED & IMPOVERISHED’ KL STUDENTS DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL AT ALARMING RATE
“Children have returned to school, yet 7 per cent of upper secondary-age children (9 per cent for boys) in these families reported not returning to school,” it added. Compounding the problem is the rate of parents reporting their children to have lost interest in education, which they suggested was caused by the movement control order (MCO).
Sharp Drop In Bursa Malaysia As Investors Recalibrate Pending Budget 2021
An analyst said that the decline in the overall market was due to recalibration by investors pending the upcoming budget, as well as calls for fresh elections to be held once the Covid-19 pandemic is under control. — Bernama pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Kuala Lumpur shares witnessed a sharp drop....
Covid-19: Eight New Clusters Detected In Sabah, Selangor, Labuan, Negri Sembilan, Johor
. A healthcare worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at BP Healthcare in Klang October 27, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The Health Ministry (MoH) today identified eight more Covid-19 clusters involving three in Sabah, two in Selangor, and one each in Negri Sembilan, Johor and Labuan.
Muhyiddin: Helping Those Affected By Covid-19 My Priority, Not Politics
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin delivers a speech during a meet-and-greet event at a restaurant in Pagoh October 30, 2020. — Bernama pic. MUAR, Oct 30 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says his administration now prefers to focus on efforts to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic rather than talk politics.
With Batu Sapi, Sarawak Polls On The Horizon, Muhyiddin Admits Uphill Struggle To Contain Covid-19
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (centre) arrives for a meeting with community leaders at the Pagoh Sports Complex October 30, 2020. — Bernama pic. MUAR, Oct 30 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today acknowledged that it will be difficult to contain the spread of Covid-19 during the....
A healthcare worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at BP Healthcare in Klang October 27, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Malaysia recorded 799 new Covid-18 cases today, bringing the total number as of 12pm today to 30,889 cases.
Putrajaya Mulling Temporary Work Permits For Undocumented Migrants, Says PM
A worker collects palm oil fruit at a plantation in Bahau, Negri Sembilan, January 30, 2019. — Reuters pic. MUAR, Oct 30 — The government is considering to issue temporary work permits to illegal foreign workers in the country to overcome the shortage of foreign workers in the oil palm and rubber industries, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Dr Noor Hisham: Elections Not Advised But Can Proceed... Sans Cross-border Travel, Large Crowds While Campaigning
. A voter gets her finger marked with indelible ink at the voting station located at SK Pulau Gaya September 26, 2020. — Picture by Firdaus Latif. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The Ministry of Health said today it is still too soon to hold any form of election, but if it was unavoidable, then there are....
US Citizens In Malaysia Told To Send Ballots As Early As Possible For Presidential Election
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 30 -- United States (US) citizens residing in Malaysia were told to send their absentee ballots for the US presidential election scheduled on Nov 3 as early as possible as ballots sent through the mail will take approximately four weeks’ time to reach various states within the country.
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (right) addresses the statistics on the outbreak during a press conference on COVID-19 updates at the Ministry of Health today. A total of 799 new positive cases of COVID-19 was reported to date, thus bringing the cumulative number of positive....
Covid-19: There Are Enough Hospital Beds In Sabah For Now, Says Health DG
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry believes it has enough hospital beds to treat the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah as recovery rates are just as high. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said with many patients being discharged after treatment, government hospitals there have the capacity to accept more.
UN Study Shows Almost Half Of Breadwinners Among KL’s Poor Do Not Have EPF Or Socso Coverage
Street vendors are seen waiting for customers on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman amid the conditional movement control order in Kuala Lumpur October 23, 2020. — Picture by Firdaus Latif. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — A recent survey of the capital city’s poorest communities found that about 45 per cent of those....
Minister of Communications and Multimedia Saifuddin Abdullah said, Finas started work to prepare an aid plan as soon as he heard the rumors of a temporary closure of cinemas due to the current shortage of spectators.
Five Covid-19 cases were detected in Kuching and two in Miri. (Bernama pic) KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee today said there are 16 Covid-19 cases in the state, with seven related to the Green Hill Cluster. In a statement, it said seven cases were reported in Kuching, seven in Miri and one each in Limbang and Lundu.
The ringgit was traded mostly higher against other major currencies. — Reuters pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The ringgit ended the final day of the week on a lower note against the US dollar as the greenback strengthened while rising Covid-19 cases continued to weigh on investors’ sentiment, said an analyst.
Sabah saw 466 cases, or 58.3%, out of today's 799 cases. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, October 30, 2020. SABAH accounted for more than half of the 799 new Covid-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours. Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today that the state reported 466 or 58.
'Syurga Kucing' Offers Interactions With Cats In Home Environment
JITRA, Oct 30 -- Its location at a two-storey house in Taman Indera, here, instead of the usual shop premises, is believed to have given the edge to cat care centre ‘Syurga Kucing’ (cat paradise) over other similar facilities. Aiming for a special difference and a ‘homelike’ environment, owner,....
PETALING JAYA : A total 553 individuals were arrested yesterday for flouting standard operating procedures (SOPs), with the biggest offenders being those who failed to provide temperature screening equipment and/or failed to record personal details (165).
MUAR : Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) said today he had to venture out of the Klang Valley, which is under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), to perform his duty as prime minister, among others, to find out how the people and businesses are coping with the impact of Covid-19.
Budget 2021: Teachers, Parents Hope For More Funds For Online Teaching-learning
KUALA LUMPUR : Ahead of the tabling of the national Budget 2021, parent-teacher associations hope that the government will continue to provide a large allocation for the education sector and put a great emphasis on ensuring smooth home based learning sessions.
KUALA LUMPUR : Upgrading works at the Operation Theatre of Semporna Hospital in Sabah have completed and it is opened to the public today thus further raising the preparedness of the hospital to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said with the....
Covid-19: Sudden Surge In Miri, Seven Positive And Seven Suspected Cases In One Day
MIRI: There have been seven new Covid-19 cases and seven suspected cases in the city in the past 24 hours, says the State Disaster Relief Management Committee. It said in a press statement on Friday (Oct 30) that the new positive cases included two health workers in a government clinic here.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 799 new Covid-19 infections on Friday (Oct 30), with 466 or 58.3% of the cases coming from Sabah. The country also reported three new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 249. There are 491 patients who were discharged, which means the total number....
Fusionex To Power E-commerce Marketplace Platform For PPIM-initiated Organisation
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- Fusionex has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pertubuhan Komuniti Sokong Peniaga Pembayar Zakat (SPPZ) to develop and support its e-commerce marketplace platform. SPPZ is an organisation established on Sept 12, 2019 initiated by Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM).
Stealing Cosmetics : South African Tourist Gets One-day Jail, Fined RM800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- A South African male tourist was sentenced to one day in jail and fined RM800 by the Magistrate's Court here, today, for stealing beauty products from a supermarket two weeks ago. Magistrate Tawfiq Affandy Chin ordered Siphe Mzayiduem, 31, to serve the sentence from today and....
Semporna Hospital Operating Room Reopened - KP KKM "With This Upgrade, The Readiness Of Semporna Hospital And Also The East Coast Of Sabah Can Be Improved To Face This Pandemic," Said Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The Semporna Hospital Surgery Hall in Sabah, which has been completely upgraded, reopened to the public today, thus increasing the hospital's readiness to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Muhyiddin: I Have Undergone 21 Covid-19 Tests "Where Do You Go Back To The Test, Every Time I Enter The Test Parliament, I Want To Meet The Agong To Go To The Test, I Want The Cabinet Meeting To Go To The Test," Said The PM Explaining The Reason For Leaving PKPB.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin explained that he was outside the capital which was placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order area today to carry out his duties as prime minister, among others to review the situation of people and businesses affected by Covid-19.
PM Says He Needs To Leave CMCO Area To Discharge Duty Muhyiddin Says This Is To Find Out How People And Businesses Are Coping With The Impact Of Covid-19. Bernama 49 M Ago 3
Muhyiddin Yassin said today that he had to venture out of the Klang Valley, which is under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), to perform his duty as prime minister, among others, to find out how the people and businesses are coping with the impact of Covid-19.
TOP STORY Covid-19 (Oct 30): 799 New Cases, 3 Deaths And Active Cases Reach New High UPDATED 6.20PM | COVID-19 | There Are 10,392 Active Cases As Of Noon Today. 23 M Ago
COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 799 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths, while four states did not report any new cases - Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Malacca. Leading indicators in brief: Active cases = 10,392 ↑ (new record) Patients in intensive care = 90 ↑ (1 more than previous....
Budget 2021: Teachers, Parents Hope For More Funds For Online Teaching-learning
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- Ahead of the tabling of the national Budget 2021, parent-teacher associations hope that the government will continue to provide a large allocation for the education sector and put a great emphasis on ensuring smooth home based learning sessions.
PETALING JAYA: Higher education students can now get data plans and electronic devices to be used for their online studies. Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said the ministry has taken steps by implementing several initiatives to facilitate students' access to the online teaching and learning (PdP) process.
Senior Minister (Security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said individuals who do not have an employer because they are self-employed need to get a letter of permission at the police station to facilitate their work and can pass every roadblock.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks to a member of the Malaysian Air Force while inspecting supplies for Sabah and Sarawak at the Subang Air Base October 30, 2020. ― Picture via Facebook. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said he was proud of the strong cooperation and....
PM Muhyiddin Says Unable To Avoid Travelling Due To Nature Of Job, Has Undergone Covid-19 Testing 21 Times So Far
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (second from right) performs Friday prayers at Masjid Haji Muhammad Yassin in Pagoh October 30, 2020. — Bernama pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today that he had to venture out of the Klang Valley, which is under the conditional....
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari speaks during a press conference at the Selangor state secretariat building in Shah Alam October 21, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The Selangor state government said today it has set a new entertainment tax rate of 15 per cent, down from 25 per cent previously.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)’s third Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) will be undergoing acceptance tests in the port after completing the construction phase and has been lowered into the water at the Wuchang Ship Building Industry Group Ltd (WSIG) wharf in Wuhan, China on Oct 28.
PETALING JAYA: Six foreign security guards have been rescued by the Immigration Department after investigations showed that they had been exploited as forced labour. The six men, aged between 30 and 40, were rescued after an operation here on Oct 27. "Based on information gathered and surveillance, an inspection was conducted at a worker’s hostel.
Study: Female-headed Urban Poor Households Among Most Vulnerable Post-MCO 1h Ago 1
Female-headed households were especially disadvantaged at the outset of the Covid-19 crisis, and now appear to be recovering more slowly since a reopening of various socio-economic sectors. This was based on findings from the second phase of a long-term study commissioned by United Nations agencies....
TOP STORY 'Claim Man Died Due To No Beds In KK Hospital Untrue' UPDATED 3.55PM | Sabah Health Director Says 76 Beds Available For Covid-19 Patients At Queen Elizabeth Hospital As Of Yesterday. 1h Ago 3
Sabah Health Department director Dr Christina Rundi has denied allegations that a man infected with Covid-19 died at a Putatan clinic yesterday because there were not enough hospital beds to accommodate him. Christina said while investigations are still being done over the man's cause of death,....
LETTER | 'Expect The Unexpected' In Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy Authorities Must Account For Operational Unknowns And Hiccups. Ameen Kamal
LETTER | A lot of resources are expected to be set aside to procure Covid-19 vaccines and fund related operations. In addition to the number of people targeted to be vaccinated, number of doses per person and price per dose, another crucial element is the effectiveness of these new vaccines.
After Residents Demo, Taman Semarak EMCO Area Enlarged To Include Shops COVID-19 | New Rules On Goods Delivery And Food Vendors Have Also Been Introduced. 45 M Ago 1
COVID-19 | Following a demonstration by local residents asking for food supplies yesterday, the Taman Semarak enhanced movement control order (MCO) locality has now been enlarged to include one row of shops. New rules on goods delivery and food vendors have also been introduced...
Study: Women Household Heads Among The Most Vulnerable Post-PKP This Is Based On A Second Phase Study Conducted By The United Nations (UN) Agency Unicef and UNFPA.
Since Covid-19 hit the country, women household heads are among the most affected.
Covid-19: Popular Preacher Ebit Lew Supplies PPE To Frontliners In Sabah
Ustaz Ebit Lew and the cargo of medical supplies to aid Sabahan frontliners. — Photo courtesy of Facebook/ Ebit Lew. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Popular preacher Ustaz Ebit Lew has reached out to help Sabahan frontliners with a special airflown cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Wolves host Crystal Palace later today, with fans being asked to pay £14.95 (RM80.31) to watch the game live. — Reuters pic. LONDON, Oct 30 ― Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has called on the Premier League to ditch its current pay-per-view (PPV) model for matches outside regular....
Report: US Counties That Hosted Trump’s Campaign Rallies Record Higher Covid-19 Cases
US counties that hosted President Donald Trump’s rallies recorded higher cases of Covid-19. — Reuters pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — More Covid-19 cases have been reported in counties that hosted President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies, according to CNN.
Based on the recent data released, MIDF Research said there had been more signs of continued recovery in domestic consumption and in exports, which rose due generally to the reopening of economies both locally and abroad that allowed for demand to pick up. — Picture by Miera Zulyana.
Residents In Targeted MCO Areas In Tawau, Sandakan Getting Restless, Seek Leeway To Buy Essentials
KOTA KINABALU: Residents in two areas under the targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO) in Sabah’s east coast Tawau and Sandakan are becoming restless and urging some leeway for them to buy essentials. Some residents in Taman Semarak in Tawau picketed to allow them to purchase essentials,....
The funds will benefit recipients registered under the Sabah agriculture and food industry ministry. KOTA KINABALU: After tourism workers yesterday, those in the agriculture sector will now benefit from a one-off aid of RM300 from the Sabah government.
PENAMPANG: An old restaurant establishment is embarking on a free food campaign starting Nov 1, in efforts to help the needy around the area affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Ching Fah Restaurant, which has been operating since 1964 and well known among patrons of Donggongon town, said it will be....
People dining at a restaurant in Selangor as the conditional movement control order kicks in October 14, 2020. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri. COMMENTARY, Oct 30 — The question that is foremost on the minds of most Malaysians is where is their next bowl of rice is going to come from as Covid-19 hits....
Covid-19: Group Urges State Govt To Review Exemption Of 14-day Quarantine For Ministers Upon Entering Or Returning To Sarawak
David Yii said SPA welcomes the decision by SDMC to impose a 14-day quarantine period effective October 10 for those travelling from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri. KUCHING, Oct 30 — Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) today urged the state Disaster Management Committee....
Myanmar Medical Doctor Rakes In RM208,000 A Month On Porn Site After Licence Was Revoked Due To Racy Pictures
Nang Mwe San, 30, had her medical license revoked due to the racy pictures she would post as her hobby. — Pictures from Instagram/Nang Mwe San. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Yangon-based Nang Mwe San fulfilled her parents dreams by becoming a doctor after completing medical school.
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari speaks during a press conference at the Selangor state secretariat building in Shah Alam October 21, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — As a means to spur the growth of start-up companies in the state, the Selangor state....
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah receives Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in Istana Negara on Sunday. It is announced afterwards that the king has rejected the top executive’s advice to declare a state of emergency over the Covid-19 outbreak. – AFP, October 30, 2020.
APEC Members Urged To Act Decisively To Ensure Regional Resilience
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are urged to act decisively to ensure the next structural reform agenda contributes to building resilience in the region against crises and shocks, not only tackling the challenging tasks at hand.
Sabin, Dalberg, JSI Establish COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project, Funded By Skoll Foundation
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) has partnered with Dalberg and JSI Research & Training Institute Inc (JSI) to create the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project. Based on a statement, the Skoll Foundation is supporting the project through start-up funding of US$1 million to pilot the programme in four countries.
PETALING JAYA : Whatever happens in the United States has a bearing on the rest of the world, including Malaysia ... or so we think. The truth is, for several analysts theSun spoke to yesterday, whoever wins the US presidential race next week will hardly make a dent on Malaysia, especially now that....
MUAR : Budget 2021 will provide allocations to curb the spread of Covid-19 as the government steps up its battle against the pandemic, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin ( pix. He said the government would spell out additional measures in the Budget, which will be tabled on Nov 6, as part....
Mental Health Psychological Support Teams Established In Sabah Since Start Of Pandemic
KOTA KINABALU : The Sabah State Health Department (JKNS) has set up mental health psychosocial support teams in every district since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak in the state. Its director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said the teams were established to provide mental and emotional support to those....
KUALA LUMPUR : The local shipping industry has been inundated by a number of issues, chief among them being financial difficulties and the lack of financial aid, as well as the cabotage policy exemption. The tidal waves triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the low crude oil price, have....
NILAI : Nine non-Muslim houses of worship including temples and churches located in areas which have been placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Nilai, have been closed since last Wednesday. State Human Resources, Plantation and Non-Muslim Affairs Committee chairman J.
KUALA LUMPUR: A police report has been lodged against Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim for alleged sedition over a tweet he posted on the declaration of a state of emergency. The report was lodged by Rahman Mohamad Saleh, an aide to Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu of the DAP, at the....
Esscom: More Operations To Check On ‘rat Lanes’ Along Sabah’s Eastern Borders
KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in the east coast have stepped up operations against illegal immigrants trying to slip into the state via backdoor routes, amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the state. Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) Commander Deputy Comm Datuk Ahmad Fuad said that their....
Christie CounterAct To Reduce Pathogens In Commercial Indoor Venues
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- Christie has launched the Christie CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology for cinemas, theme parks, museums, sports complexes and other indoor spaces. Unlike comparable products, the Christie fixture uses Ushio’s....
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The overall satisfaction of Islamic bank customers last year was 81 per cent, according to the Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). AIBIM has released the Malaysian Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey results for 2019.
MAIN NEWS Umno Rejects Rais' Recommendation To Re-propose An Emergency To Agong Rais Yesterday Saying, The People Need To Respect His Majesty's Decision To Reject The Emergency But It Is Also Important To Separate Between Health And Political Issues.
Umno rejected the recommendation of the Speaker of the Senate, Rais Yatim that the government propose again to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to implement an emergency.
Covid-19: All Malaysian Cinemas To Shut Down Until Further Notice
People wearing protective face masks sit while social distancing before watching a movie at a TGV cinema in Central I-City, Shah Alam July 1, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Cinema operators in Malaysia have come to the decision to temporarily suspend operations at all their cinemas nationwide.
The Mental Health Team Was Established Since The Beginning Of The Covid-19 Outbreak In Sabah. JKNS Director Said The Team Aims To Provide Mental And Emotional Support To Individuals Affected By Covid-19.
The Sabah State Health Department (JKNS) has established Mental Health and Psychosocial support teams in every district in Sabah since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the state.
Three Religious Schools In Johor Bahru Closed The Religious School Was Closed Following A Positive Covid-19 Case Involving Students From A Nearby National School.
Three religious schools in the district have been closed since yesterday and today as a precautionary measure following cases of Covid-19 infection reported in nearby areas.
Legacy Issues, Pandemic - A Perfect Storm For Shipping Industry
“On behalf of the shipowners in the country, we hope the government will look into these matters in the upcoming Budget 2021, and adopt measures to assist the affected industries and companies, especially in dealing with the COVID-19’s economic impact to the Malaysia shipping industry," he told Bernama.
TAWAU, Oct 30 -- The Tawau Disaster Operations Control Centre (PKOB) has decided to include the shoplot in Taman Semarak here under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). Tawau Municipal Council (MPT) secretary Joseph Pang, who is also Tawau PKOB committee member, said the move which was....
APEC Members United In Formulating High-level Vision Statement Next Month -- SOM Chair
By Massita Ahmad. SINGAPORE, Oct 30 -- APEC 2020 Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) chair Hairil Yahri Yaacob believes all its 21-member economies are united in their strides to formulate a high-level vision statement next month. He asserted this at a virtual "APEC Economic Leaders' Week Media Briefing"....
The Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors is optimistic that cinemas will make a comeback after the pandemic is over. PETALING JAYA: The operations at all cinemas across the country will be temporarily suspended from November, the Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) said.
Ipoh-based NGO Offers Mobile Food Pantry Service To Help The Poor Affected By Covid-19
Perak Women for Women will embark on mobile food pantry to better assist the poor who were affected by Covid-19 pandemic. ― Picture via via Facebook/ The PWW Shop. IPOH, Oct 30 ― Following the successful implementation of its food pantry programme, Ipoh based non-governmental organisation Perak....
“I applaud the government’s initiative in supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) embrace the advent of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 by providing grants of up to RM5,000 for these companies to invest in the digitalisation of their daily operations,” she told Bernama on the firm’s 2021 Budget views.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to speak on issues of unemployment and migration. In a tweet in Hindi, Tejashwi Yadav said, "Respected Nitishji accepts that in 15 years of his government he has destroyed education, health and industries of the state.
Poor KL Students Dropping Out Of School At An Alarming Rate Amid Outbreak, New UN Study Finds
Many parents also expressed concern that their children have lost interest in school even after the government began lifting movement restrictions and reopened educational institutions. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The number of students from many of Klang Valley’s poor....
Muhyiddin: The 2021 Financial Case Focuses On Fighting The Epidemic With All-out Efforts To Fight The Pandemic 23 Minutes Ago
Prime Minister Muhyiddin pointed out that the 2021 budget, which will be presented on November 6, will focus on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tobacco: JTI Expects Sales Volume To Stabilise In 2020
O’Rourke said the increase in illicit tobacco consumption points to the need for more targeted measures to deter smuggling and contraband purchases when Malaysia is experiencing a severe economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are certain quarters calling for a tax hike on tobacco....
KUALA LUMPUR : Robinson Co. (Malaya) Sdn Bhd is set to close its two department stores in Malaysia and start the liquidation process following its inability to continue operations due to weak demand. Robinsons, among other department store operators globally, has continued to feel the effects of the....
Unicef: Low-income Households In Real Danger From Covid-19 Economic Impact, Help Needed
PETALING JAYA: Many low-income households in Malaysia remain worse off than prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, and are in real danger of “backsliding”, according to a study from the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). Unicef said its second Families on the Edge report conducted with the United....
Aid For Sabah: RMAF, Preacher Ebit Lew Send Planeloads Of Critical Supplies
PETALING JAYA: Sabah received a boost in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic on Friday (Oct 30) as the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) deployed two aircraft to deliver 13 tonnes of critical equipment and supplies, while preacher Ebit Lew also did his part by sending supplies via a chartered Raya Airways aircraft.
Budget 2021: Deloitte Malaysia Expects Bold Measures By Govt In Reviving Economy
"To support businesses in their digital transformation efforts, the ACA can be enhanced by increasing the capital allowance claim to two-times of the capital expenditure incurred within a certain period of time and double tax deduction on professional fees incurred in implementing such projects capped to a certain limit," suggest Sim.
Budget 2021 To Focus On Efforts To Fight Covid-19, Says PM Muhyiddin
PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (second left) attends the 24th annual general meeting of Koperasi Sungai Terap dan Sungai Raya Muar Berhad at Dewan Sri Permata, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bukit Pasir in Muar October 30, 2020. ― Bernama pic. MUAR, Oct 30 ― Budget 2021 will provide allocations to....
Armed Forces personnel are seen guarding the area at Putra Point Nilai, October 28, 2020. ― Bernama pic. NILAI, Oct 30 ― Nine non-Muslim houses of worship including temples and churches located in areas which have been placed under conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Nilai, have been closed since last Wednesday.
MBO Cinemas Launches #StayStrongMBOCinemas Campaign Offering Limited Edition Merchandise Up For Sale
MBO Cinemas' #StayStrongMBOCinemas to help weather the Covid-19 storm. — Photo courtesy of Facebook/MBO Cinemas. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Cinemas have been badly affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the movement control order (MCO).
No Job As A Pilot? This Malaysian Woman Decided To Fly Helicopters, Instead
Captain Nazneem Hashim Zahar Mohd Hashim has been flying for 13 years now. ― Pictures courtesy of Nazneem Hashim Zahar Mohd Hashim. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 ― Getting her pilot licence was an achievement. But for Captain Nazneem Hashim Zahar Mohd Hashim getting a job after that was a problem as the....
Budget 2021 To Focus On Efforts To Fight Covid-19 - Muhyiddin UPDATED 1.30PM | Almost RM2b Spent On MOH And About RM400m In Sabah In The Past Few Weeks, Says PM. Bernama 54 M Ago 1
Budget 2021 will provide allocations to curb the spread of Covid-19 as the government steps up its battle against the pandemic, said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the government would spell out additional measures in the Budget, which will be tabled on Nov 6, as part of efforts to bring the life of the people back to normalcy.
Three Temples, 6 Churches Closed - PKPB Zone Nilai Sembilan Non-Muslim House Of Worship Was Closed, Starting Last Wednesday.
A total of nine non-Muslim houses of worship including temples and churches located in the Nilai Zone Conditional Movement Control (PKPB) area were closed, starting last Wednesday.
PKPB: Jais Is True That The Marriage Ceremony At The Kelonggaran District Religious Office Starts This Monday Throughout Selangor.
The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has decided to provide flexibility for the implementation of marriage ceremonies throughout the state starting this Monday although the Conditional Movement Control Order (PKPB) is still in effect until 9 Nov.
'MT Umno Discusses DPM Post Issue But No Decision' Haspaizi Zain & Zikri Kamarulzaman 9 Minutes Ago
The Umno Supreme Council (MT) meeting which took place yesterday was the focus because it is expected to decide the deputy prime ministerial candidate.
PM: The 2021 Budget Focuses On Covid-19's Control Efforts "(So Far) We Have Spent Almost RM2 Billion For The Ministry Of Health," Said Muhyiddin Yassin.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hinted that the government will focus on combating the Covid-19 pandemic in the 2021 Budget which will be tabled on Nov 6.
KEY NEWS Lawyer Suit Summons Agong Issue Not Declaring Emergency Plaintiff Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar, Through Law Firm Messrs. Kengadharan & Co, Filed The Originating Summons At The Kuala Lumpur High Court Registrar's Office This Morning.
A lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the decision of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah not to accept Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal for a declaration of emergency.
Sabah health director Dr Christina Rundi says the medical workforce has been urged to look out for each other. KOTA KINABALU: Sabah health director Dr Christina Rundi says that health staff deployed to the state from elsewhere will not have to be quarantined for long periods.
Muhyiddin Yassin arrived at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Pasir, Pagoh today to officiate the 24th Annual General Meeting of Koperasi Sungai Terap and Sungai Raya Muar Berhad at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Pasir, here today.
Sabah Health Department Denies Placing 'junior' Staff At Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Sabah Health Director Dr Christina Rundi said all medical officers and physicians at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Anesthesia Unit worked in a conducive environment and were able to carry workload.
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru district has been declared a red zone after the number of Covid-19 cases surpassed 40 in the span of 14 days. Johor health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said monitoring and surveillance efforts would be boosted because of an expected increase in the number of cases in the near future.
Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, managing director of DM Analytics, says Budget 2021 needs to provide immediate assistance to poor families. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, October 30, 2020. MOVEMENT controls imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 have exacted an economic, mental and....
One In Three Young Adults In KL’s Low-cost Flats Jobless Amid Pandemic, New UN Study Shows
According to a study, one of every three young adults among the capital city’s poorest are either jobless or have given up seeking employment. — Picture by Hari Anggara. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — One of every three young adults among the capital city’s poorest are either jobless or have given up....
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian received ''the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime'' from husband Kanye West for her 40th birthday: a hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian. The SKIMS founder tweeted: "For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven.
A general view of The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur. The two Robinsons stores are located at The Gardens Mall and The Shoppes at Four Seasons Place. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 ― Robinson Co (Malaya) Sdn Bhd is set to close its two department stores in Malaysia and start the....
Robinsons, One Of Oldest Retailers In Singapore To Close Remaining Stores In Heeren, Raffles City
Robinsons' store at Raffles City is one of its two remaining stores in Singapore. — TODAY pic. SINGAPORE, Oct 30 — Retailer Robinsons, which is more than 160 years old, will close its shutters for good. The firm announced today that it has started the liquidation process of its two remaining stores at The Heeren and Raffles City shopping centre.
COVID-19 Weekly Round-up: Cmco Lowers Daily New Case Numbers
FATALITIES, OTHER CASES. After recording new fatalities for days in a row, no death was announced yesterday. The COVID-19 death toll now stood at 246 (0.8 percent of total cases). On Wednesday, eight deaths were reported; Tuesday two; Monday seven; Sunday eight; and Saturday seven.
PETALING JAYA: The past week has not been short of political drama on the local front but the equity market was rather reserved as the FBM KLCI moved sideways during the height of the uncertainty, closing at 1,494.64 points on Oct 23 and at 1,494.61 points on Monday. Tuesday saw Bursa Malaysia buck the regional trend as the index closed 5.
KUALA LUMPUR : FGV Holdings Bhd, one of the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is now in hot water following the Federal Land Development Authority’s (Felda) move to terminate its land lease agreement (LLA) with the group. The spat that started about two weeks ago has came to a boiling point....
SUBANG : Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today inspected preparations at the air force air base here for sending critical supplies to Sabah and Sarawak to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Muhyiddin was received by Air Force chief Jen Tan Sri Ackbal Abdul Samad when he arrived at the air base at 8.
Political concerns send Bursa Malaysia tumbling from the very start. — Picture by Firdaus Latif. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Bursa Malaysia had a tough start today as early general election calls are growing stronger, leading to further selldown in the local market.
COMMENT | Row With France - Why Is Mahathir So Full Of Hate? Mariam Mokhtar 2 H Ago 105
COMMENT | What will many of our elite Malaysians do in the wake of the call to boycott French products because of the warning against radical Muslims by French President Emmanuel Macron? Will a former self-styled "First Lady of Malaysia" (Flom) ditch her prized collection of multi million-ringgit....
Unicef says the poor are grappling with the financial and mental effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: Based on the findings of its latest report, Unicef has called on the government to include extended and improved social security initiatives in the upcoming Budget proposals.
A study conducted by leading regional human resource consultants doubted the ability of most businesses to provide substantial increases in salaries and bonuses.
Budget 2021: The Government Cannot Expect 'blank Checks' - Kit Siang An Hour Ago
The National Alliance Government (PN) should know that it has no absolute power in the 2021 Budget by ignoring the views and needs of the people, said veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang.
Robinsons To Shut Operations In Malaysia Due To COVID-19 Pressures
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- Robinson Co. (Malaya) Sdn Bhd is set to close its two department stores in Malaysia and start the liquidation process following its inability to continue operations due to weak demand. Robinsons, among other department store operators globally, has continued to feel the....
Budget 2021: Subsidise PSC To Woo Foreign Tourists, Says Academician
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The government should consider reducing passenger service charges (PSC) for international flights at all airports in the country to attract foreign tourists when the border reopens later, says an academician. Currently, the gazetted PSC for domestic and ASEAN flight....
Online Gambling Suspects, Among Them Software Experts, To Be Charged Under Poca
PETALING JAYA: Thirty-five suspects linked to online gambling syndicates will be charged under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) after a raid here crippled a group that allegedly developed such software, police say. Follow-up action on a previous raid on Oct 2 led to fresh arrests Thursday (Oct 29) after 35 people were apprehended.
Covid-19: Primary School In JB Closed One Week After Student Tests Positive
JOHOR BARU: A primary school in Johor Baru has been told to shut down for a week after one of its pupils tested positive for Covid-19. A notice on the matter was issued to students, parents and teachers on Thursday (Oct 29). “Since early March, the school has taken the necessary precautions to avoid Covid-19, and will continue to do so.
WE are in Day 15 of EMCO for Penang Prison #KlusterPenjaraReman. A separate EMCO was issued for the Seberang Perai Selatan jail #KlusterPenjaraSeberangPerai on October 23. It started with the death of an inmate in Penang Remand Prison, and it was soon clear the dreaded prison outbreaks in Alor Setar and Lahad Datu were now in Penang.
Police guarding Chow Kit market after the area was locked down because of Covid-19 in May. The Kuala Lumpur contingent is the most affected nationwide, say Bukit Aman. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, October 30, 2020. POLICE personnel are not letting the Covid-19 pandemic stop them....
Covid-19: PM Muhyiddin Inspects Preparations To Send Critical Supplies To Sabah, Sarawak
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin inspects the supplies to be sent to Sabah and Sarawak to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. ― Picture via Twitter/bernamadotcom. SUBANG, Oct 30 ― Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today inspected preparations at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) air base....
The Felda Global Ventures logo is pictured at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur October 9, 2019. — Picture by Choo Choy May. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — FGV Holdings Bhd, one of the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is now in hot water following the Federal Land Development Authority’s (Felda) move to....
Cops Nab Duo For Allegedly Smuggling In Migrants At Jalan Serian-Tebedu In Sarawak
Serian district police chief DSP Aswandy Anis says the two local suspects were currently under lock-up at the Tebedu police station and would be investigated under Section 26(A) of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act 2007. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Over 80 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of the US's Nov. 3 presidential election, reported Anadolu Agency. A running tally from the US Elections Project found Thursday that 80,721,858 early votes, with the vast majority over 52 million come from mail-in balloting.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- The Koperasi Kakitangan Petronas Bhd (KOPETRO) celebrated its 40th anniversary today on a moderate scale following COVID-19 pandemic. KOPETRO Communications senior manager Ahmad Hazil Abd Lateff said as a result, KOPETRO would be using social media platforms to celebrate the anniversary among its members.
CGS-CIMB Reiterates 'add' Call On Hartalega, TP Unchanged At RM24.80
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- CGS-CIMB has reiterated its "add" call on Hartalega Holdings Bhd, with an unchanged target price (TP) of RM24.80 amid prospects of higher average selling prices (ASPs) and strong glove demand sustaining for the next 12 months. Based on its recent meeting with Hartalega,....
UMNO Wants General Election Held Once COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Under Control
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 UMNO tonight decided that a general election should be held to get a fresh mandate from the people to establish a stable government once the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control with the minimum number of cases. Its president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said UMNO has....
PETALING JAYA : Even as brick-and-mortar businesses are being shuttered, leaving many jobless, aspiring entrepreneurs are riding on the online shopping boom to make more money. Women make up a huge portion of these “home sellers”, accounting for 72% of the 11,850 online entrepreneurs covered in a recent survey by e-commerce platform Shopee.
PETALING JAYA : A total of 549 individuals were arrested on Wednesday for breaking recovery movement control order (RMCO) regulations. Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that of those nabbed, 188 failed to put on face masks while out in a public place and 79 failed to observe social distancing.
PETALING JAYA: Robinson Co (Malaya) Sdn Bhd has begun the liquidation process of its two stores in Malaysia, located at The Gardens Mall and Shoppes at Four Seasons Place. Datuk Robert Teo Keng Tuan of RSM Malaysia has been appointed as interim liquidator.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 -- FGV Holdings Bhd, one of the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is now in hot water following the Federal Land Development Authority’s (FELDA) move to terminate its land lease agreement (LLA) with the group. The spat that started about two weeks ago has come to a boiling....
SO MUCH FOR NAJIB’S EMPTY BOAST OF BN’S ‘GOOD & CARING’ MANAGEMENT – NOOR HISHAM REVEALS HEALTHCARE ‘UNDERFUNDED FOR YEARS’ – EVEN AS PAKATAN’S EX-MINISTER DR DZUL REVEALS HE APPLIED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 10,673 MEDICAL POSTS LAST YEAR BUT UNSURE IF MUHYIDDIN’S COUP GOVT HAS BOTHERED TO APPROVE IT
“We hope the ministry will be given more allocation to fight the war on Covid-19. We have been underfunded for years. “The public funding for healthcare is only 2.2% of the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product). “That is among the lowest, ” Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah ( pic ) told The Star.
INEFFICIENT, INCOMPETENT MUHYIDDIN REGIME’S SLOW COACH TO ‘EDUCATION HELL’ STARTS TO IMPACT DEEPLY ON STUDENTS – ANGRY PARENTS LOSE PATIENCE AT PUTRAJAYA’S INABILITY TO GET GOING WITH ONLINE LESSONS DESPITE MONTHS OF ENFORCED ‘HOMESCHOOLING’ – THIS IS NOT THE FIRST LOCKDOWN & UNLIKELY TO BE THE LAST – IF MOE CAN’T DO IT, BRING IN THE ‘PROFESSIONALS’ WHO CAN – LAGGING KIDS EQUAL LAGGING COUNTRY EQUALS BLEAK FUTURE IN CASE MUHYIDDIN & CO STILL TOO BUSY PLAYING POLITICS TO REALIZE
The central team can join the class and guide. Also instead of creating teaching media on books, it can be moved to online with videos and online exercises centrally created,” he told Malay Mail. Lee related how online lessons seemed to be more limited, which inevitably means that children would learn less at home than if they were in school.
There's an obvious lack of buying interest as the ringgit is traded lower against the US dollar. — Reuters pic. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today on lack of demand, as the stronger greenback mitigated interest for the local currency, said a dealer. At 9.05am, the local currency was traded at 4.
Certified nursing assistant Jermaine LeFlore prepares to take a patient’s nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, October 21, 2020. — Reuters pic. WASHINGTON, Oct 30 — The United States notched a record number of new coronavirus cases....
Bursa Malaysia continues its downward trend today after Umno says the country should hold general elections when the Covid-19 situation stabilises. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 30, 2020. BURSA Malaysia is off to tough start today as early general election calls are growing stronger, leading to further selldown in the local market.
A study by a leading regional human resource consultancy has cast doubts over the ability of most businesses to pay big salary increases and bonuses. PETALING JAYA: Employer groups have advised companies to be transparent with their workers about the bleak outlook for annual increments and yearly....
YOURSAY | Use Of Sedition Law Against Liu Mind-boggling ‘This Is Simply Driven By A Desire To Smear DAP In The Eyes Of The Malay Voter Base.’ Yoursay 1h Ago 9
MS: Sungai Pelek assemblyperson Ronnie Liu’s arrest, coming in the wake of the move by the three leading lights of Bersatu to "induce" the Yang di-Pertuan Agong into carelessly proclaiming a state of emergency, is significant. And in keeping with the spirit of the action, the editors of all news....
Umno Wants GE Once Covid-19 Under Control, And Other News You May Have Missed KINI ROUNDUP | Key Headlines You May Have Missed Yesterday, In Brief. Kini Roundup 42 M Ago 1
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed, in brief. 1. After a long supreme council meeting that dragged on past midnight, Umno said it would remain with the Perikatan Nasional government for now but wants a general election to be held after the Covid-19 pandemic is brought back under control.
COMMENT | From The Frontlines In Tawau, Sabah Dr Schee Jie Ping 14 M Ago
COMMENT | Sabah is the state with the highest number of cumulative Covid-19 cases in Malaysia since March 2020. Through the multiple waves of the pandemic, frontliners and healthcare workers in Sabah, especially the east coast region consisting of Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, and Lahad Datu, have been....
COMMENT | Reforms For Safer And Fairer Polls In Batu Sapi It's Not Clear How Long The Risks Of The Pandemic Will Continue. As Such, Putting In Place Viable Measures Now Is Essential. Bridget Welsh & Chan Tsu Chong 2 M Ago
COMMENT | Malaysia faces a difficult situation ahead: constitutionally it is required to hold elections within sixty days in the case of Batu Sapi by-election and within the time frame before Aug 7, 2021, in the case of Sarawak state polls. Despite the well-meaning calls by health professionals,....
UNDERFUNDED understaffed, underpaid and underappreciated. I wrote these four words in the opening paragraph of this column on Jan 2 this year, a month before the Covid-19 pandemic exploded bringing with it dire consequences like the world has never seen before in our lifetime.
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno decided that a general election should be held to get a fresh mandate from the people to establish a stable government once the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control with the minimum number of cases. Its president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno has always been a party that puts the people’s agenda first.
Dr Mahathir Lambasted By Aussie PM, Diplomats For Controversial Tweet On Muslims And France
Yesterday Dr Mahathir posted a series of tweets addressing the attack in France, in which he said Muslims also deserve to be angry and a boycott against the republic will not even suffice. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The controversial tweet by former prime minister Tun Dr....
Covid-19: RM2.5m Approved For Sarawak General Hospital To Acquire 10 ICU Beds, Equipment
Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the state Health Department has reassured that SGH has three months supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) based on the maximum single-day usage during the department's Covid-19 experience. — Picture courtesy of Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)....
Medical officers along with five doctors from Kelantan, Terengganu, Putrajaya, Johor, Melaka and Negri Sembilan arriving at Terminal 2 of Kota Kinabalu International Airport for the Covid-19 Assistance Mission in Sabah, October 27, 2020. — Bernama pic.
SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said there was ‘no justification’ to stop these traders from operating. — Picture courtesy of Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) KUCHING, Oct 30 ― The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has no intention of stopping itinerant traders from....
An economist and a medical doctor differ on whether restrictions should be in place in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. PETALING JAYA: A petition signed by health experts worldwide calling for protection to be focused on the high-risk group while the non-vulnerable get on with their lives during....
FMM says the lowering of taxes will give the people more disposable income and encourage greater consumption. PETALING JAYA: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has urged Putrajaya to incorporate “more competitive” tax regimes in Budget 2021.
Top Glove says it is taking stringent additional measures to protect its workers. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: A Bangaldeshi worker at a Top Glove factory in Ipoh lost his palm in an accident yesterday. The general worker’s hand was nearly severed from the wrist after it was caught in a rotating shaft towards the end of his 13-hour shift.
The size of weddings is being scaled back, which is a great help to your budget. (Rawpixel pic) Getting married is not cheap. In a report by the Asean Post called Rising wedding costs in Southeast Asia, it was revealed that the average cost for a wedding in Malaysia last year was RM50,000 to....
List Of Locations Affected By Covid-19 (Oct 30) Malaysiakini Team 1h Ago
List of locations affected by Covid-19 (Oct 30) Previous lists: Below are verified locations that are reported to be affected today. Malaysiakini will continue adding to the list as more locations are announced. If you know any locations which were announced today but are not listed here, please send an email to m.
COMMENT | If Politicians Can Unite, Cows Will Fly 'It Is The Duty Of The Opposition To Engage Constructively With The Government, Not Oppose Blindly And Irresponsibly For Opposition's Sake...' Francis Paul Siah 6 M Ago
COMMENT | I have no intention to start with a damper but this is the real, hard truth. Can anyone tell me in which period of our nation’s history did we ever witness a semblance of unity among our politicians? I cannot recall any. History is often conscripted into the pro-unity argument. That is well and good.
WHO Plans Covid-19 Vaccine Insurance For Poor Nations Reuters 58 M Ago
A vaccine scheme co-led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is setting up a compensation fund for people in poor nations who might suffer any side-effects from Covid-19 vaccines, aiming to allay fears that could hamper a global rollout of shots. The mechanism is meant to avoid a repetition of....
MIRI: Covid-19 has the “power” to stop many things, but gambling is not one of them. Police arrested 26 people for playing poker, mahjong and operating online gambling – even in red zone areas in Kuching. Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Denis Leong said a late night....
PUTRAJAYA: With Covid-19 hitting Malaysia’s economy hard, Budget 2021 is expected to focus on the country’s recovery measures. But as pointed out by the Health Ministry (MOH), its battle on the ground against the pandemic is equally important for economic rejuvenation.
KOTA KINABALU: A total of 3,957 mountain guides, porters, tourist drivers, divemasters and artistes affected by the current conditional movement control order will be given RM300 in assistance each. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Jafry Ariffin said the assistance was part of....