Malaysia

What’s happening across the country.

Lockdown leaves Menara City One folk full of worries

Two Indonesian nationals say they are anxious over food stocks and the loss of income.

Ministry apologises after virus tips for women spark anger

The women and family development ministry says the posts may have offended some people.

Sabah wants to manage own food stockpile during Covid-19 crisis

State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong says this is to avoid delays in procuring essentials under Putrajaya control.

Nothing wrong with disinfecting public areas, says Zuraida

The housing and local government minister says this is only a precaution after she is criticised for disinfecting a wet market.

Young entrepreneurs need lifeline, says Sabah minister

Youth and Sports Minister Phoong Jin Zhe says they have been neglected in Putrajaya's economic stimulus package.

Singapore to help retrenched Malaysian workers find jobs

The ministry of manpower says it is able to link affected workers up with prospective employers who are looking to fill vacancies.

Employers exempted from paying levy to HR development fund

The six-month exemption will provide companies cash flow relief of about RM440 million.

NGO could buy test kits, why not Sabah govt, Yong asks

The former chief minister says the state government must explain the shortage of virus reagents to test for Covid-19 last week.

No masks, so suspect brought to court with garbage bag over...

Bar urges action as detainees appear without masks and cramped together.

183 charged with going against stay at home order in Penang

151 plead guilty in three separate courts in the state to violating the movement control order.

Protect children from Covid-19, Suhakam tells Putrajaya as more get infected

Suhakam child commissioner Noor Aziah Mohd Awal says the government must safeguard children after reports that some tahfiz school pupils have been affected.

Green light only if Ramadan bazaar organisers follow SOP, health ministry...

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the crowd must be controlled and there should be no contact.

Corruption trials of Najib, Rosmah to restart on April 15

Both cases were postponed after the government extended the movement control order to April 14

Stern action against those who hide tabligh participants, home ministry warns

The minister says those who ignore the warning should not be angry if action is taken.

Mercy Malaysia founder made PM’s special adviser

Dr Jemilah Mahmood will advise Muhyiddin Yassin on health-related policies and initiatives.

Several Klang roads to close due to MCO

Roadblocks will also be mounted round the clock at several spots in Klang town.

More casualties from Covid-19, death toll climbs to 43

The latest deaths include an Indonesian national.

Missing RM250,000 was for house renovations, says Syed Saddiq

The former minister says the money belonged to him and his parents.

Sarawak records 8th fatality, 21 new Covid-19 cases

The latest fatality involves a 40-year-old lecturer from Kota Samarahan.

Call on women to ‘stop nagging, use makeup’ sparks sexism row

The women, family and community development ministry comes up with online posters on how to avoid domestic conflicts during the MCO.

Comply with MCO and it may be lifted by Ramadan, Putrajaya...

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the people must continue to abide by the government's instructions during the Covid-19 crisis.

Ramadan bazaars to continue in federal territories, says minister

Annuar Musa says bazaars will be 'adjusted' as they are needed by many, especially those living in cities who have no time to cook after work.

11 fined RM1,000 for jogging during MCO

The 11 men who were arrested last week for jogging around Jalan Mont Kiara and Jalan Desa Kiara must pay RM1,000 each or face a jail term of one month.

Let us resume our work, palm oil groups urge Sabah govt

The Malaysian Palm Oil Association and Malaysian Estate Owners Association say the industry could be more helpful in containing the spread of Covid-19 if it was allowed to resume operations.

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