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EMCO to be imposed in multiple areas nationwide from April 18-May 1

Author: savemalaysia   |  Publish date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021, 9:30 PM


KUALA LUMPUR: The enhanced movement control order will be imposed in multiple areas nationwide that have recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The areas concerned are Kampung Tengah in Betong, Sarawak; Taman Mesra Bako in Kuching, Sarawak; SM Agama in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, SM Sains Machang in Kelantan; three localities in Lahad Datu (Kampung Bikang, Kampung Kadumu, Taman Khazanah Indah) and three housing areas in Tawau, Sabah (Taman Hilltop, Taman Bukit Bintang and Taman Berkley).

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO would be in effect from Sunday (April 18) to May 1.

"The EMCO will allow Health Ministry personnel to conduct targeted screenings," he said in a statement on Saturday (April 17).

Ismail Sabri also said the movement control order imposed on the Keningau district in Sabah would end as scheduled on Sunday.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the number of active Covid-19 cases in the area was declining.

"After careful evaluation, the government agreed to end the MCO there on schedule," he said in a statement on Saturday (April 17).

He also announced that enhanced MCO imposed at Kampung Pagalungan Ansip in Keningau and Kampung Kalindukan, Nabawan in Sabah will end on Sunday as well.

"The Health Ministry discovered that the remaining active cases are on a downward trend.

"After a risk assessment, the government decided to end the enhanced MCO at the two areas on April 18, as initially planned," he added.

Ismail Sabri also said that the enhanced MCO at five housing areas and villages in Pekan will end ahead of schedule on Saturday.

"The areas are Taman Mentiga Jaya, Taman Perdana, Perkampungan Peramu Jaya 3, Taman Sepekan Makmur and Kampung Pulau Serai.

"The enhanced MCO at the five areas will end on Saturday. However, the enhanced MCO at Pusat Komuniti Bersepadu Pulau Serai has been extended until April 22," he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also announced that the enhanced MCO for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in Kota Kinabalu has been extended until May 2.

"The ministry is still reporting infections among the hostel residents and the results of 1,956 samples are still pending," he added.

 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/04/17/emco-to-be-imposed-in-multiple-areas-nationwide-from-april-18-may-1

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Tabung Haji, SPAN pays RM37m to Selangor Zakat Board

Author: savemalaysia   |  Publish date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021, 9:30 PM


SHAH ALAM, April 17 — The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah yesterday received RM37.44 million in business tithe from Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) and National Water Services Commission (SPAN) on behalf of Selangor Zakat Board (LZS).

In a statement today, the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) said TH, represented by its group managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusof, presented business tithe amounting RM27,712,316.97 for the 2020 financial year.

Meanwhile SPAN chairman Wan Hassan Mohamed Ramli, handed over the company’s business tithe totalling RM9,730,197 for the same year.

Also present at the cheque presentation held in conjunction with a breaking of fast ceremony were, Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, LZS chairman Tan Sri Syed Anwar Jamalullail and CEO Saipolyazan M. Yusof. — Bernama

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/04/17/selangor-sultan-receives-rm37.44m-in-business-tithe-from-tabung-haji-span/1967293

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Sarawak’s 2nd phase of Covid-19 vaccination programme to start in Sibu, says state health director

Author: savemalaysia   |  Publish date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021, 9:30 PM


KUCHING, April 17 — The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Sarawak will start in Sibu Division on April 19 before going to other divisions, state Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing said today.

He said a total of 924 persons are expected to receive the vaccines at the Indoor Stadium in Sibu on that day.

Dr Zin said the vaccination programme in Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Kapit, Mukah and Miri Divisions will begin on April 23.

He added that it will start in Samarahan, Bintulu and Limbang Divisions on April 24 and Sarikei Division on April 30.

“From April 19 to 30, a total of 13 vaccination centres will be in operation throughout the state,” Dr Zin told reporters at a media conference chaired by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.

He said the second phase of the vaccination programme is targeted at the high-risk group, such as those who are suffering from chronic health problems and senior citizens above the age of 60.

“We are targeting to vaccinate 929,435 persons under this phase,” he said.

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/04/17/sarawaks-2nd-phase-of-covid-19-vaccination-programme-to-start-in-sibu-says/1967295

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Uggah: SDMC has submitted list of schools to be closed due to Covid-19 to MoE

Author: savemalaysia   |  Publish date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021, 9:30 PM


KUCHING, Apr 17 — The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has submitted to the Ministry of Education (MoE) a list of schools to be closed due to the Covid-19 infections in these schools, said SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today.

The Deputy Chief Minister said they were still awaiting a decision from the MoE, which is expected to be made by either tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday.

“We wait for a decision (by MoE). We should be able to get it (decision) by tomorrow or the latest by Monday. We have submitted to them (MoE) the number of schools where students were tested positive for Covid-19,” he said during the daily update press conference here.

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Uggah said the potential closure of schools would not involve all schools across Sarawak, but only those infected ones.

“If we look at the cases we have, they (cases) are still confined to certain areas. Like today, most cases are recorded in Sibu, Bintulu, Selangau, Kuching and Miri.

“We still have yellow zones and green zones. Schools in these zones will continue to open,” he added. — Borneo Post

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/04/17/uggah-sdmc-has-submitted-list-of-schools-to-be-closed-due-to-covid-19-to-mo/1967302

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Domestic Trade Ministry issues notices following rise in chicken prices during Ramadan

Author: savemalaysia   |  Publish date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021, 9:30 PM


KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Authorities in several states have begun taking stern action following the drastic rise of chicken prices at markets since the start of Ramadan.

Several non-governmental organisations have also urged the authorities to intervene over the issue due to the impact on the public.

In Johor, the Johor branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) issued 26 notices to 20 chicken traders and wholesalers at public markets in Johor Bahru after inspections were conducted following complaints about price hikes.

Johor Unity, Trade and Consumer Affairs committee chairman Dr Chong Fat Full said the notices issued were under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 through inspections since the first day of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, Melaka KPDNHEP director Norena Jaafar said when contacted that two notices have been issued to traders and chicken suppliers in the state.

“They have been given three to five days to produce documents. If there are elements of profiteering, they will be issued compounds under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011. For users, do not worry as monitoring will be done every day and if there are complaints, please inform us immediately,” she said.

Checks by Bernama at the Melaka Central Market revealed that chicken is being sold at around RM9.50 per kilogramme (kg), causing consumers to complain about the prices, which they feel is too expensive.

A trader, Hamzah Othman, 57, said never in his 30 years’ experience of selling chickens has he had to sell at such a high price, but he had no choice as the suppliers themselves had set such a high price.

“Some suppliers said the price hike was due to breeders having to sustain increases in imported feed prices of up to 40 per cent. This has happened not only here but everywhere,” he said.

Meanwhile, in Penang, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urged authorities to intervene to resolve the drastic increase in chicken prices that coincided with the beginning of Ramadan.

CAP education officer NV Subbarow said the price hike had burdened everyone and that stern action must be taken against chicken suppliers.

“Previously, chicken was sold at RM7.50 a kg but now it’s sold between RM9 to RM10 per kg with the excuse that feed costs and other expenses have increased,” he said in a statement. — Bernama

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/04/17/domestic-trade-ministry-issues-notices-following-rise-in-chicken-prices-dur/1967314

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Sarawak Malay Chamber of Economy appeals to SDMC to implement MCO for two weeks

Author: savemalaysia   |  Publish date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021, 9:30 PM


KUCHING, April 17 — The Sarawak Malay Chamber of Economy (Dekoms) is appealing to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to implement movement control order (MCO) for two weeks.

Its president Bujang Boji Sitam said with the MCO in place, it would definitely help reduce the spread of the pandemic as the current daily record has been on the rise and shows no sign of declining.

He cited the movement restrictions in March which had helped Sarawak reduce the number of positive cases and explained that Dekoms was of the opinion that with the implementation of a two-week MCO, it would not affect the economic sector too badly.

“The important thing is that the lives of the people need to be taken care of, compared to the economic downturn. If too many people lose their lives due to this pandemic, it will also cause our economic activities to be severely affected,” he said in a statement today.

According to Bujang, despite the enforcement of the Conditional MCO or the Enhanced MCO in some districts in the state, it seems that the movement of the people was difficult to control.

He added that as the country has gone through three months of MCO, he believed that the people can survive through just two weeks, and the government can ensure the people have access to food during that time.

“We are confident that during that period, corporate companies and government-owned companies will also come forward to provide assistance to the people.”

“Based on past experience, not only the government provided food aid but also government-linked owned companies (GLCs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also came forward to provide assistance,” he said. — Borneo Post

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/04/17/sarawak-malay-chamber-of-economy-appeals-to-sdmc-to-implement-mco-for-two-w/1967301

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