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Reopening of SME sector will depend on Covid-19 infection risk

KUALA LUMPUR: The reopening of business sectors, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), needs to be decided based on the risk of Covid-19 infection in the respective sectors, said National Recovery Plan (PPN) Coordinating Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul...

Workplace clusters record highest Covid-19 cases

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 clusters involving the workplace which stood at 735 clusters, recorded the highest number of cases at 60,000 cases from June 1 to July 23, said National Recovery Plan (NRP) Coordinating Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku...

Govt to spend RM1.2 bln to extend contracts for 14,000 medical, dental officers, pharmacists

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has agreed to extend the contracts of about 14,000 medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists for a period of two years (or 7,000 per cohort/year) which will involve a financial implication of RM1.2 billion, said Finance...

RM171.64 mln channelled to support agriculture industry, food security

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM171.64 million in financing has been channelled to a total of 13,871 micro-agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as of July 9, 2021 to support the country's agriculture and food industry. Finance Minister Tengku Datuk...

Over 64,000 Grab, Food Panda delivery partners register for social security

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 64,773 active contributors, comprising Grab Malaysia and Food Panda delivery partners have registered for and contributed to the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme (SESSS) under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) as of July 9, 2021. In...

JanaNiaga financing allocation expected to reach RM1.2 bln

KUALA LUMPUR: The allocation for the National Supply Chain Finance Platform, JanaNiaga, is expected to reach RM1.2 billion, with the additional allocation from financial institutions which will participate in phases. Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said to...

Malaysia’s 2021 fiscal deficit to hover between 6.7-7 pct of GDP

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s fiscal deficit is expected to go up to between 6.5 and seven per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) this year from the six per cent targeted earlier, after factoring in the recent stimulus packages...

Review of Tabung Haji’s operating model to improve governance, integrity

BANGI: The review of Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (TH) operating model aims to ensure that issues of governance, integrity and reputation are improved in the future, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said. He said the revision of...

NRP will guide Malaysia to exit the pandemic crisis

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is confident that the strategies laid out in the National Recovery Plan (NRP) will help to guide the country’s exit from the Covid-19 crisis. Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said for now,...

NRP implementation at the state level fairer

KUALA LUMPUR: Implementing the National Recovery Plan (NRP) in phases at the state level is fairer as it allows for an earlier transition for states that have managed to reduce the number of cases significantly as well as achieve...
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New Covid cases fall to 19,257 in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: New positive Covid-19 cases reported in the country today dipped to 19,257 cases after two consecutive days...
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