Archive for March 28th, 2020

Bursa Malaysia extends positive momentum across the board at mid-morning

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Bursa Malaysia chalked up positive gains across its indexes at mid-morning backed by high buying interest ahead of today’s stimulus package announcement. At 11am, key [...] » More

Malaysia must ramp up testing

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

THE current policy of the health ministry is to only run tests on the persons under investigation (PUI). Even the persons under surveillance (PUS) were not tested but were [...] » More

Health D-G: 88 Covid-19 positive cases recorded in Kluang

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

As of noon today, Kluang in Johor reported 88 Covid-19 positive cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said today. Of the 88 positive cases, 74 are from Kampug Dato’ [...] » More

As MCO continues, the internet slows down in Malaysia

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

We’ve examined the impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic across multiple sectors in recent times now, it appears that the coronavirus is affecting internet speeds [...] » More

Najib: ‘Cash is king’ approach is saving the world from Covid-19

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said many countries around the world are currently using the “cash is king” approach to save their economy from the impact of the [...] » More

F&B, tourism and hospitality sector: You don’t help us now, more workers lose jobs

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The F&B, tourism and hospitality sector has warned the government that delaying assistance will trigger massive job losses, as it appealed for urgent action to shield the [...] » More

CCM offers two-week moratorium on late submission fees due to MCO

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) is offering a two-week moratorium on late submission fees for all transactions under the Companies Act 2016, Registration of [...] » More

43 Malaysian students stranded in Manipal after India imposes lockdown

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

A total of 43 Malaysian students in Manipal are stuck in their hostel after the lockdown imposed by the India. The medical students, who had completed their full [...] » More

Malaysia’s Preventable Coronavirus Disaster

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | EP | 6:02 AM

On March 1, Malaysia’s recent political crisis moved to a resolution after nearly two weeks of drama. Muhyiddin Yassin, a member of Parliament, was sworn in as prime [...] » More

Covid-19: After MCO, survey finds nearly 70pct SMEs lost half income

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

A survey by an online home services platform Recommend.my have found that 68.9 per cent of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have suffered more than 50 per cent drop [...] » More

Penang police chief: 31 people arrested for non-compliance of MCO

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Penang police have arrested 31 people for not adhering to the movement control order (MCO) since March 18. Penang Police Chief Comm Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan said out of the [...] » More

Malaysia announces $58 billion stimulus package to cushion impact of coronavirus

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia announced a stimulus package worth 250 billion ringgit (47.77 billion pounds) on Friday, its second in a month, to help cushion the economic blow from the [...] » More

With MCO extended, experts say stimulus package must include aid for B40, M40, and SMEs to stay afloat

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Although the measures taken by the government are absolutely necessary to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, experts believe the administration must now dig into its coffers to [...] » More

Food security concerns stoked as exporters curb sales, importers buy more

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Global food security concerns are mounting as some governments contemplate restricting the flow of staple foods with around a fifth of the world’s population under [...] » More

Vietnam aims to keep number of coronavirus cases in country under 1,000

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is aiming to keep the number of coronavirus cases in the country under 1,000, the government said, as the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country [...] » More