“We offer discounts to our customers in order to get sales. However, from Aug 1 onwards, customers will have no choice but to wear face mask when out in public or crowded areas. He also strictly practised the rule that customers without a face mask were not allowed to enter the premises. “If everyone follows the SOP by wearing a face mask and keeping a distance from one another, there will be no more cases of Covid-19. “We hope to add more frozen and dry groceries, ” she said, noting that some regular customers had requested for vegetables and fruits.
July 31, 2020 00:33 UTC
PETALING JAYA: With Saudi Arabia’s cap of 10,000 pilgrims for haj this year, tenant affairs specialist Norani Nordin is one of the lucky eight Malaysians residing in Saudi Arabia who were accepted to perform their pilgrimage. Norani using a mask while performing rituals for her pilgrimage. “I feel very honoured to be given the opportunity to perform the haj when billions couldn’t and for that, I am grateful to Allah. “If it wasn’t for the pandemic, millions of people would be circling the Kaabah, ” she said. “We did two Covid-19 tests, one before we left for Mecca and another before we left our hotel in Mecca.
July 30, 2020 23:03 UTC
PETALING JAYA: No clusters have been identified stemming from the primary school pupil in Sabah found to be Covid-19-positive, said the Health Ministry. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were two separate Covid-19 cases involving schoolchildren in Sabah but these were not classified as a cluster. The Sivagangga cluster involved the owner of a nasi kandar restaurant in Jitra, a family member and four workers. Dr Noor Hisham also urged people to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) and to adhere to the new normal during Hari Raya Haji. The three new imported cases involved two Malaysians and one foreigner, coming in from Kazakhstan, the Philippines and Indonesia.
July 30, 2020 23:03 UTC
PETALING JAYA: As Muslims patiently celebrate Hari Raya Haji under the new normal, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reminded those under home quarantine not to ke sana ke sini (go here and there). “If there is someone in your household who is under home quarantine, do not let anyone come and visit your home. This is risky, ” he said in a special address yesterday.Muhyiddin also urged Muslims to look deep into the meaning of Hari Raya Haji and to follow standard operating procedure (SOP) during the celebration. “At the site where the animal is slaughtered, limit the number of people to not more than 20. The livestock, contributed by various quarters including Tan Sri Muhyiddin Golf Charity, Al-Bukhari Foundation, Puncak Niaga andindividuals, was handed over by Muhyiddin to the villagers, government agencies and state assemblymen’s offices.
July 30, 2020 23:00 UTC
JOHOR BARU: The construction of the RM10bil Rapid Transit System Link between Malaysia and Singapore is expected to begin in early 2021, some 11 years after the idea was first announced by leaders from both countries. On the proposed fare, both Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and SMRT Corporation Ltd, he said, would come out with a fee structure. “We will have to consider the B40 group and those who commute to Singapore on a daily basis to make this project viable.”The two governments earlier announced that the RTS Link project had officially resumed after several hiccups. They are the agreement to amend the RTS Link Bilateral Agreement, and a Joint Venture Agreement between Singapore SMRT RTS Pte Ltd and Malaysia’s Prasarana RTS Operations Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, to constitute RTS Operations Pte Ltd. “When completed, the RTS Link will ease Causeway congestion, improve connectivity, foster people-to-people ties and generate shared economic and social benefits, ” it said.
July 30, 2020 23:00 UTC
It’s hard for some independent players, ” said the 28-year-old Giap Chin, who joined the professional set-up in 2015. In fact, I won several titles as an independent player and was ranked as high as 54. “I used to earn a five-figure salary as an independent player. There was income from sponsors and money from playing in tournaments and league. “I’m not sure whether it’s the responsibility of the world body (Badminton World Federation) to help players like us.
PETALING JAYA: Coach Kwan Yoke Meng used to call the shots in the national junior squad. Instead, Yoke Meng is taking his demotion from being the head of the boys’ Under-18 as a challenge. I have six girls and I am happy with their enthusiasm, ” said Yoke Meng. I’ve gained lots of experience, ” said Yoke Meng. “I do not waste players’ time or the association’s money.
KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman feels betrayed a second time as the state assembly was dissolved amid an attempt by him to form a government with a simple majority. Musa, who kept calm but occasionally showed his irritation, said the dissolution of the assembly was not totally unexpected. A total of 13 assemblymen from Warisan, Upko, Sabah PKR and Sabah DAP crossed over to support Musa, leaving Shafie’s bloc with 32 seats in the state assembly. After the press conference, the 33 assemblymen, including Musa, were stopped by police from entering the road leading to Istana Negeri. Musa has not been able to meet Juhar since he announced that he had garnered majority support in the state assembly.
Eligible Malaysians will be able to redeem e-wallet credit worth RM50 as part of the ePenjana initiative starting July 31. The ePenjana incentive is open to Malaysians aged 18 and above with an annual income of below RM100,000, and can only be redeemed once through an e-wallet of their choice – namely Boost, Touch ‘n Go eWallet or GrabPay. For Boost, the company is urging users to perform an eKYC (Know Your Customer) verification process before claiming the incentive. All e-wallet providers will also provide additional RM50 in vouchers, with Grab stating that it will be available to users on My Rewards in the app. According to a Bernama report, users have until Sept 24 to redeem the incentive and the credit is valid until Sept 30.
July 30, 2020 11:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): The FBM KLCI recouped earlier losses to close 7.67 points or 0.48% lower after tanking by some 25 points in reaction to Umno's departure from the Perikatan Nasional alliance. It had opened at a high of 1,614.35 before falling below the 1,600 level to 1,584.95 at 4pm. A total of 11.92 billion shares were traded for RM6.16 billion, led by 688 losers and 390 gainers. Over in Asia, markets were mostly negative, reflecting fragile investor sentiment amid rising Sino-US tensions and surging coronavirus cases, said Reuters. Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed 0.26% lower, though South Korea's Kospi index gained 0.17%.
Source:The Edge Markets
July 30, 2020 09:56 UTC
It’s called a drive-in cinema, where movie buffs simply drive to a parking lot, turn off their engines and watch a movie through an outdoor LED screen. The best feature about a drive-in cinema is, of course, the very reason it was created in the first place – to ensure its patrons’ safety. To truly enjoy the drive-in cinema experience, my advice is to avoid comparing it to a typical cinema experience. Though I was amazed by the audio quality of the drive-in cinema, obviously, it’s still not on par with the immersive, multi-dimensional sound I’d get from an indoor cinema. It’s also important to expect the unexpected when it comes to a drive-in cinema.
July 30, 2020 06:00 UTC
Now we are already in Brunei, not only the basic models, but also the X70,” Li tells The Edge in a recent interview. In fact, Proton was supposed to start exporting the X70 to Pakistan, but the Covid-19 pandemic put the plan on the back-burner. From selling around 2,500 units of the Saga per month before the change in management, Proton is now doing almost double that number. Li believes that if Proton manages to continuously improve its products and after-sales service, the market will shift towards the brand. It maintains just four warehouses now — in Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Shah Alam and Tanjung Malim, the latter two being at the Proton Centre of Excellence and Proton City.
Source:The Edge Markets
July 30, 2020 06:00 UTC
“My view here is that we’re buying market position – not technology,” Bezos said in an email released by Congressional investigators looking at market power in big tech. An Amazon executive performing due diligence raised concerns about the risks of leaving Ring to operate largely as a standalone entity under Amazon ownership. “We know that they have limited to no activity around compliance and CSR validation,” Stites wrote, referring to Ring. “I would be shocked if they didn’t need major work in this area to meet our expectations,” Stites wrote. In a reply a couple of hours later, Amazon’s founder was definitive: “I’d buy it right now,” Bezos wrote.
July 30, 2020 05:48 UTC
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy says he may not return to Europe from the United States this year due to the risks associated with travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "I honestly don't know if I see myself going back to Europe this year," the world number two said. "I don't know if I want to travel, I don't know if I want to be exposed to more things and more people. "I'm sort of taking it week by week. McIlroy said that while he understood why Lee Westwood chose not to travel to San Francisco for the PGA Championship, he would return to Europe if there was a major on the schedule.
July 30, 2020 03:11 UTC
The initiative worked: the An Post reported an increase in non-business correspondence in a time when people were not able to meet their friends and family because of the pandemic. Similar stories of how people started writing letters began emerging all over the world. In May, there were news reports of how 11-year-old Emerson Weber from South Dakota in the United States had set off a "trend" of writing letters. Though she'd been writing letters for years, one of her letters to her local postman during lockdown, thanking him for delivering all her letters, caught the attention of other mail workers. Emerson received mail from her idol Taylor Swift after the singer heard about the young girl's gesture.
July 30, 2020 01:52 UTC