Impact Of Current MCO On Economy Expected To Be Manageable – PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (NNN-Bernama) — The impact of the current Movement Control Order (MCO) to the economy is expected to be manageable and growth will continue to be supported by the strong exports sector and the global trade recovery, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday. “We saw the impact…

COVID-19: Malaysian PM Unveils RM15 Bln Package To Help People, Ensure Economic Resilience

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (NNN-Bernama) — Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today unveiled a RM15 billion aid package to ease the people’s burden and ensure economic resilience at a time when the country is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Muhyiddin said the Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) aid package contains…

Imposition Of State Of Emergency Won’t Affect Investor Confidence — Senior Minister

By Nor Baizura Basri KOTA TINGGI (Johor, Malaysia) Jan 17 (NNN-Bernama) — The state of emergency previously imposed in the Gerik parliamentary constituency in Perak and Bugaya state constituency in Sabah has proven that such a measure will not weaken investors’ confidence to invest in Malaysia, said Senior Minister Mohamed…

Technical Committee Set Up In Malaysia To Ensure Smooth Management Of Emergency Nationwide – Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (NNN-Bernama) — The Malaysian government has agreed to set up an Emergency Management Technical Committee to ensure the smooth management of the emergency nationwide, said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the committee would be jointly chaired by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and…

Former Lord President of Malaysia Had Razor-Sharp Mind, Says Ex-Legal Partner

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (NNN-Bernama) – A one-time legal partner of the late Dr Mohamed Salleh Abas has described the former Lord President of Malaysia as a man with a razor-sharp mind. Tunku Sofiah Jewa, founder and trustee of the Tun Suffian Foundation, likened his “prolific brain” to the “prolific…

Warning of Bigger Quake, Tsunami in Indonesia’s West Sulawesi

JAKARTA, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — The Indonesian authorities have warned that a stronger earthquake, which can trigger a tsunami in West Sulawesi, can occur, following an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale in the area early Friday morning. Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Agency chief Dwikorita Karnawati, in…

ASEAN Can Be A Force to Be Reckoned with In Digital Economy – Digital Marketing Specialist

By V. Sankara KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — The ASEAN region can be a force to be reckoned with and offers much growth potential in the adaptation of digital economy, said a digital marketing specialist. Group Chief Executive Officer of Digitally.asia Group, Christopher Tock, said while it is important…

Free Flow of Data Across ASEAN Countries Must Be Realised Urgently – Think Tank Economist

By Nabilah Saleh KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — Policies and regulations on free flow of data across the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must be realised urgently to further promote digitalisation and its growing participation in the region. Senior Economist of Jakarta-based Economic Research Institute…

Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination to Be Opened Soon – Malaysian Health Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — Registration for the COVID-19 vaccination for Malaysians will be opened soon, said Health Minister Dr Adham Baba. However, he did not say when actually the registration would be opened, but that Malaysians would receive two doses of COVID-19 vaccine for full protection against the…

Three Dead, 24 Injured In Indonesia’s West Sulawesi Quake

By Mohd Shukri Ishak JAKARTA, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — Three people have been confirmed killed and 24 injured in a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in West Sulawesi, Indonesia early Friday which left hundreds of people homeless. In a statement, the Kabupaten Majene and Polewali Mandar Regional Disaster Management Agency (BNPD) said early…
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