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Malaysia may see gradual economic recovery starting next quarter – MIDF Research

Kuala Lumpur, 1 June 2020 – After the “largely expected” economic contraction for the 2020 second quarter (Q2), Malaysia may see a gradual recovery starting from the third quarter depending on its progress in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, said MIDF Research. In a note today, it said recovery would also depend on how the rest of the world, …

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3,800 free online courses for Malaysians – MDEC

Kuala Lumpur, 21 May 2020- The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has urged Malaysians who have been affected by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking for new employment opportunities to register for free online courses on digital and data skills. MDEC Chief Marketing Officer Raymond Siva said MDEC, in a partnership with global online learning platform, Coursera …

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AirAsia offers credit account extension, unlimited flight changes until October 2020

Kuala Lumpur, 20 May 2020- AirAsia guests with bookings for flights departing between March 23 and July 31, 2020 can now choose to have a credit account with a two-year validity period or unlimited flight changes for flights departing up to Oct 31, 2020. AirAsia Bhd said the validity of credit accounts previously issued for …

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Government strives to create jobs, says Agong

Kuala Lumpur, 18 May 2020- The government will continue to work towards creating employment opportunities for the people, including in the field of entrepreneurship. Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said entrepreneurship is the core mover of the nation’s economic development. “We welcome strategies and initiatives to develop more small and medium …

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TNB introduces relief package for residential customers

Kuala Lumpur, 15 May 2020- Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has introduced a relief package comprising an Easy Payment Plan (EPP) that offers surcharge waiver on late payment and an extension of supply disconnection suspension for its 7.5 million residential customers. President and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan said the initiative was to further cushion the impact …

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Govt reiterates it will only bear costs to quarantine Malaysian citizens returning from abroad

Putrajaya, 14 May 2020- The government has reiterated that it is only footing the bill for Malaysian citizens from overseas to undergo compulsory quarantine upon their return to the country. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, however, said that non-Malaysians, including the spouses of citizens, needed to bear the costs themselves. He said foreign …

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Government to announce economic recovery plan end-May

Kuala Lumpur, 13 May 2020- The government will be announcing a six-month economic recovery plan by the end of this month to resuscitate the country’s economy post-COVID-19. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said the pandemic has impacted global markets, including Malaysia. “Businesses have been brought to a grinding halt and unemployment …

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Printcious launches unique T-shirt designs to remind the public to take extra safe measures

Kuala Lumpur, 12 May 2020 – Printcious, a leading e-commerce platform specialising in personalised merchandise and gifts launches unique T-shirt designs to remind the public to take extra safety measures. Through the sale of these limited edition merchandise, RM50,000 from the proceeds will go to MERCY Malaysia and another unnamed charity foundation to assist them in …

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Malaysia-UAE eye more collaborations besides tackling COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur, 12 May 2020- Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are eyeing more collaborations other than the efforts to tackle COVID-19, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said this will not only benefit Malaysians stranded overseas but also in obtaining medication and vaccines  to curb the outbreak. “On behalf of the …

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iTrain adhere with MOE and Google to equip Malaysian teachers with virtual teaching methods

Kuala Lumpur, 9 May 2020- iTrain, a leading Google for Education Partner in Asia Pacific join The Ministry of Education and Google Malaysia to equip Malaysian teachers with the knowledge and skills to conduct virtual classes for more than 6 million students affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO) that followed the global outbreak of Covid-19. …

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