Archive for April, 2020

12 returnees in Sarawak quarantine test positive for virus

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

Twelve people quarantined in hotels here after returning from overseas have tested positive for Covid-19, the state disaster management committee said. Eight of them had [...] » More

Azmin Ali: Govt allows approved economic sectors to resume full operations tomorrow

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The government has allowed companies under the economic sectors which have been allowed to operate during the movement control order (MCO) to resume full operations starting [...] » More

Covid-19: Face masks now compulsory for all AirAsia passengers

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

AirAsia Group has implemented new travel policies for its passengers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, including requiring guests to bring and wear their own face masks [...] » More

Transport Ministry: Get permission from police before making interstate travel

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

People using public transport for inter-state travel are advised to apply for permission or a travel permit from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). “The public is [...] » More

MCO: Allow small companies to operate to revive economy, says Malaysian Employers Federation

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) hopes the government will allow small companies to operate again in stages during the movement control order (MCO) and revive the [...] » More

250,000 apply for inter-state travel permits via Gerak Malaysia app

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

A total of 250,000 people have applied for inter-state travel permits via the Gerak Malaysia app, out of the more than 500,000 who had registered as of noon Monday (April [...] » More

AirAsia won’t be missed, says ex-aviation chief

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

Low-cost air travel will remain largely unaffected if AirAsia were to cease operations because of lost revenue caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, says an aviation expert. [...] » More

Falcon Private bank could lose Swiss licence in wake of 1MDB case: sources

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Falcon Private Bank, a wealth manager that was at the centre of Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal, could lose its Swiss banking licence by the end of the week, two sources close [...] » More

World’s largest sovereign wealth fund ups Malaysia-listed equity investments

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

Norway’s government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund with a market value of about NOK10 trillion (around RM4.103 trillion) [...] » More

Anti-refugee petitions pulled down after breaching policy on hate speech

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

Popular online petition site Change.org is believed to have taken down several petitions targeting the Rohingya refugee community in Malaysia as they breached the [...] » More

Malaysian Relief Agency continues to support vulnerable groups in East Malaysia throughout MCO

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) is doing its part to shore up support for the local community in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan by providing much-needed aid throughout the [...] » More

In Malaysia, Ramadan traders embrace e-bazaar platforms to stay afloat amid MCO

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

For 15 years, Siti Zabedah Abdul Wahab’s family food business has opened for one month a year, selling murtabak, a pan-fried bread stuffed with meat, at [...] » More

Post-MCO guidelines for all work sectors ready, Health D-G says

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health has prepared Covid-19 mitigation guidelines for all economic sectors seeking to reopen once the movement control order (MCO) is relaxed, Health [...] » More

Virus shakes image of Western superiority

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

As the world confronts the coronavirus crisis, Western countries have been showing signs of surprising weakness. Meanwhile, Asian countries, including Korea, Taiwan and [...] » More

Finding Nagaland: Tribes on India-Burma frontier dream of unity

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The king of the Konyak tribe sleeps in Myanmar, but eats in Indiahis house, village and people divided by a mountain border which serves as a vulnerable lifeline now severed [...] » More