Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

SSPN-i Plus depositors’ heirs receive benefits

  KUALA TERENGGANU Muhammad Zulhilmi Rosli could only express gratitude after receiving takaful insurance and funeral management benefits from his late mother’s National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN-i Plus) amounting to RM140,000.   His mother, Normah Ibrahim, who died from cancer

Sabah among states receiving highest tourism tax revenue

KUALA LUMPUR Sabah is among the states which have received highest revenue from tourism tax, said Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.   She said the state had received RM12 million in tourism tax revenue in

Suhaimi Sulaiman tenders resignation as Bernama Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR Suhaimi Sulaiman today confirmed that he has tendered his resignation as chairman of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) with immediate effect.   He said the resignation letter was sent to the Bernama Board of Governors and Communications

COVID-19: Six new cases from Sivagangga cluster detected

PUTRAJAYA Six of the 15 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the country today were detected from the Sivagangga PUI (persons under investigation) Cluster, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.   He said all of them were second-generation

Penang tightens its COVID-19 SOPs

GEORGE TOWN The Penang state government is tightening existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to safeguard the health of residents.   Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman, Jagdeep Singh Deo, said of the 61 COVID-19 SOPS

KWIE, Finance Ministry, TNB bear cost of electricity bill discounts

KUALA LUMPUR The electricity bill discounts announced in the Extra Economic Stimulus Package 2020 (PRE2020), Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package and Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik are subsidised using funds from the Electricity Industry Fund (KWIE), Finance Ministry and Tenaga Nasional Bhd

LPT3: Kelantan welcomes federal govt’s decision

KOTA BHARU The Kelantan government has expressed its thanks to the federal government over its decision to continue with the construction of the East Coast Expressway Phase 3 (LPT3).   Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said if

Government prepared to consider proposal to require fire drills for tahfiz schools

  KUALA LANGAT The government may consider the proposal to require registered tahfiz schools to conduct fire drills in the future.   Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said fire drills were

COVID-19: S’pore revises charging policy on treatment of travellers from Aug 7

SINGAPORE Singapore is revising the charging policy for COVID-19 treatment for those who travel abroad under permitted travel arrangements from Aug 7.   The permitted travel arrangements include Green or Fast Lanes which are currently in place, as well as

Govt in process of finalising ECRL Section C line

KUALA LUMPUR The government is in the process of finalising the Section C line of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) from Mentakab, Pahang to Port Klang in Selangor, according to the Transport Ministry.   “This process must be carried