Archive for February 5th, 2021

With Covid-19 not slowing down, leaders of Pakatan state govts question Emergency’s purpose

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Leaders of state governments governed by Pakatan Harapan have today questioned the effectiveness of the Emergency declaration, saying that until today there has been no [...] » More

LuLu Financial Holdings acquires 70.83pct stake in Malaysia’s NS Cashpoint

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

LuLu Financial Holdings, a prominent UAE-based holding company with investments in financial services and fintech products worldwide, has taken a 70.83 percent stake in [...] » More

Survey: Almost nine in 10 businesses in KL, JB, George Town saw sales drop in 2020 due to Covid-19

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

At least 88 per cent of businesses operating in Malaysia’s three major cities reported decrease in sales due to Covid-19 last year, a survey conducted by urban [...] » More

Covid-19 cases rise to 4,571, 17 more deaths for second straight day

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rose overnight to 4,571, the health ministry said today. It said 17 more people died from the coronavirus as at 6pm today. Health [...] » More

Retired military academy chief charged with money laundering RM400,000

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

A former commandant at Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) Military Training Academy, previously charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT), was today charged [...] » More

Malaysian Employers Federation welcomes proposed reopening of all business sectors with stricter SOP

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The proposed reopening of all business sectors despite the extended movement control order (MCO) 2.0 from February 5 to 18, albeit with stricter standard operating procedures [...] » More

Industry experts optimistic about future of digital economy in Malaysia

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia underwent rapid digitalisation last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, wherein a survey by Google found that one in three Malaysians turned to digital services for [...] » More

Malaysia:Reinsurer’s underwriting practices sustain its profitability

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AsiaInsuranceReview | 6:02 AM

Malaysian Reinsurance is continuing to adopt selective underwriting and monitoring the underwriting results of the international portfolio to weed out unprofitable accounts, [...] » More

Ranhill Utilities bags RM7.54m contract from Sunan Jaya

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Ranhill Utilities Bhd’s wholly-owned unit, Ranhill Water Services Sdn Bhd, has secured a RM7.54 million water supply development contract from Sunan Jaya Sdn Bhd. The [...] » More

Cybersecurity threats under check in Malaysia-CSM

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

Cybersecurity threats are being continuously monitored and kept under check in Malaysia, so there is no need for the public to feel anxious over the matter, says [...] » More

PM warns of jail and immediate business closure for repeat violators of Covid-19 SOPs

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Stubborn people found repeatedly flouting regulations enforced to curb the Covid-19 pandemic may be thrown into prison and have their businesses closed immediately as part of [...] » More

Malaysian Institute of Economic Research: 70,000 jobs created for every 1pct GDP growth

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s economy has the capacity to create about 70,000 jobs for every one per cent increase in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, the Malaysian Institute of [...] » More

Bursa Malaysia lower at mid-afternoon

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Bursa Malaysia was lower at mid-afternoon today due to selling in banking, healthcare and telecommunications counters. Maybank had erased six sen to RM7.88, Top Glove [...] » More

Additional serology tests for newly arrived maids, confinement nannies with recent travel history to higher-risk areas, says Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

From tomorrow, foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries or regions must take a serology test on arrival, which [...] » More

Dr Noor Hisham: Johor’s Covid-19 infectivity rate of 1.18 highest in Malaysia

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Johor has the highest daily Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) at 1.18 among all states in the country as of yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham [...] » More