Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Ministry to ensure adequate supplies despite partial closure of KL wholesale market

Kuala Lumpur

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is taking steps to ensure that the supply of essentials is not affected by the partial closure of the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market in Selayang. Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the ministry’s enforcement division would increase monitoring and enforcement in the run-up to Aidilfitri, which is expected to fall on May 13.

MITI clarifies no police permit required to cross borders for work during MCO

Kuala Lumpur

There is no need for a police permit to travel interstate or district for work purposes amid the movement control order (MCO), the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has clarified. In a tweet early this morning, MITI reminded the public that they need only their work permit or working pas along with the letter from MITI in order to travel.

Police satisfied with SOP compliance at TBS bus terminal

Kuala Lumpur

The police have given the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) a thumbs up for maintaining their Covid-19 compliance after a check there on Saturday (May 8). Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon, when met at the scene, said that he was satisfied with the compliance levels there.

Paediatrician strongly denies his voice is on viral audio clip warning of surge in Covid-19 cases

Kuala Lumpur

A consultant paediatrician and neonatologist has come forward to say that it is not him on a viral audio clip claiming potential high rates of Covid-19 infections after Hari Raya. Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, who is based in KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, took to Twitter to say that his voice was not on the audio clip that had gone viral on social media.

Doctors slam govt's ban on exercise, sports in MCO areas

Kuala Lumpur

Doctors have slammed the government's move to temporarily ban all sports and recreational activities in areas under the movement control order (MCO) from tomorrow. Dr Steven Chow, president of the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Association Malaysia (FPMPAM), said the decision "makes no sense" while Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii urged Putrajaya to reconsider the move.

Najib compounded RM3,000, chicken rice shop RM10,000 for SOP violations

Kuala Lumpur

Compound notices amounting to RM3,000 and RM10,000 respectively have been issued to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and a chicken rice shop for flouting standard operating procedures (SOP). Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the Attorney Generals Chambers had returned the investigation papers for the case, which occurred at a chicken rice shop in Bukit Bintang here on March 19.

KL to be placed under MCO from May 7 to 20

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur will be placed under the movement control order from May 7 to 20. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Health Ministry had presented a report on the Covid-19 situation in Kuala Lumpur whereby from April 1 to 27,17 new clusters were recorded. The number of daily cases also saw a rise in infections. “After reviewing the situation and following a proposal by the Health Ministry, the government has agreed to place the entire Kuala Lumpur under MCO from May 7 to 20, ” he said on Wednesday (May 5).

DAP's Hannah Yeoh says MCO in Petaling but not in KL baffling when both are so near

Kuala Lumpur

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh said she could not understand why the movement control order (MCO) was not implemented here when neighbouring districts in Selangor would be locked down from Thursday. On Twitter, she cited the example of the federal territory and Petaling, one of six districts in Selangor that will come under the MCO from May 7.

Finas chairman Zakaria tests positive for Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) chairman Zakaria Abdul Hamid has tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement, Finas confirmed that Zakaria tested positive for the infectious disease on Monday (May 3).

Anwar forms Covid-19 advisory group, tells Perikatan govt to listen to recommendations for country's sake

Kuala Lumpur

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that a Covid-19 Advisory Group led by himself will present recommendations to the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government on ways to better tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Extensive study to revamp employee benefits amid Covid-19 effects

Kuala Lumpur

The government should undertake a comprehensive study on the labour market to review the current structure of employee benefits, amid rising cost of living and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. In making the call, Uni Malaysia Labour Centre general council member J Solomon said trade unions should represent the workers in the same way even after the pandemic.

DBKL: Jalan Alang, Taman Setiawangsa Ramadan bazaars allowed to resume operations today

Kuala Lumpur

The Jalan Alang and Taman Setiawangsa Ramadan bazaars, which were ordered to close for three days effective today, have been allowed to resume operations with the deployment of additional enforcement officers.