PETALING JAYA: Unregistered daycare centres have been told to make themselves legal so that the government can monitor their compliance, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. “We have given permission to registered daycare operators to start reopening and these centres are monitored by the ministry and their caretakers are all well trained. “But the staff of unregistered or illegal daycare centres might be looking after three or four children from the same neighbourhood. Ismail Sabri said the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government in allowing registered daycare centres to operate were strict to ensure full compliance and maximum safety. On Tuesday, all 7,000 registered daycare centres were given the green light to resume operations.
June 04, 2020 22:45 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The protocol to locate illegal foreigners at Immigration detention centres may need a relook as 270 new cases of Covid-19 were reported at the Bukit Jalil depot. Altogether, a total of 608 cases have been detected at the Bukit Jalil Immigration centre, with 606 of them still classified as active cases. Another 66 cases, 60 cases, and two cases have been identified at the Semenyih, Sepang and Putrajaya detention centres respectively. Besides the new cases at the Bukit Jalil depot, there were seven other cases recorded, bringing the total number of infections in Malaysia to 8,247 cases. Of the seven cases, two were imported while the rest were local transmissions.
June 04, 2020 22:41 UTC
KAJANG: Temperature screening before entering the school compound and eating in the classroom during recess time are among new normal practices that students need to adapt to when schools reopen. The new normal practices are among the Education Ministry’s school reopening management guidelines to be distributed to schools. In order to maintain physical distancing, he said the tables in the classroom must have a one-metre gap and the surplus students would be placed in another class. He said teachers did not have to worry about being placed in a cramped teachers’ room as physical distancing applied there too. Radzi said once schools reopen, the ministry would see how the guidelines were being implemented and if there was room for improvement.
June 04, 2020 22:33 UTC
IN light of the National Security Council’s (NSC) easing of the ban on interstate travel to allow spouses who are in different states to visit each other, I would like to ask that the same arrangement be accorded to children of parents living in another state. Some of us who live and work in the Klang valley have elderly parents living on their own in other states. It’s been almost three months since their children last visited and they are feeling rather helpless. I hope the NSC will consider allowing children to travel interstate to visit their elderly parents. We cannot impose on their friends and neighbours to look after them although they have been really kind and helpful.
KUCHING: All 236 registered childcare centres in Sarawak can reopen from Tuesday with strict adherence to the standard operating procedure (SOP), the state government announced. Our SOP has been presented to the state disaster management committee, which has endorsed it,” she said at Wisma Kebajikan here yesterday. Previously, the Federal Government announced that registered childcare centres could operate starting June 2 following the tabling of a comprehensive SOP by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. Fatimah said feedback from childcare centre operators indicated that most of them had taken the necessary preparations and were ready to operate. “We believe the reopening of childcare centres will be a help to parents who are both working.”Article type: metered User Type: anonymous web User Status: Campaign ID: 18 Cxense type: free User access status: 3
PETALING JAYA: Schools with high enrolment are going to find it challenging to adjust to the “new norm”, say teachers. Kolej Tingkatan Enam Sri Istana teacher Chandrika Menon said the Klang college’s enrolment was high, with some classes having more than 30 students. “Students must be continually reminded of the need to conform, ” she said, pointing out that some schools do not have the luxury of space to accommodate teachers and students within the stipulated distance. “I’m also worried about possibly contracting Covid-19 when I come into contact with my students but if schools, teachers and students are able to follow the guidelines as requested, I believe the situation will be under control, ” she said. “Schools can readjust teachers’ workload so as to cater to the needs of the guidelines, ” he said.
Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHANHONG Kong actor Kenneth Ma issued a public apology for claiming that an actress invited him to a hotel room in a bid to entrap him, reported Sin Chew Daily. He also urged the public to stop speculating on who the actress was. During the press tour, Ma said he did not mean to “look down” on the actress. Ma remains single since breaking up with 30-year-old actress Jacqueline Wong who was caught cheating on him with singer Andy Hui in April 2019. “I told him I wanted to lose weight but he just replied saying he doesn’t think I’m fat,” said Yang.
BALIK PULAU: The red tide that killed tens of thousands of farmed fish in Penang and Perak is now heading to Kedah. Technically called harmful algal blooms (HAB), the phenomenon was first detected in the sea off northern Perak. Following the cases in Perak and Penang, we forecast similar incidents will occur in Kedah and urge farmers there to be cautious. “The first peak was on May 21 during spring tide, followed by the second peak on May 28 during neap tide. Article type: metered User Type: anonymous web User Status: Campaign ID: 18 Cxense type: free User access status: 3
Ben Crump, a lawyer for Floyd's family, told the memorial service that the police action that day was evil. So America, as we proclaim as we memorialize George Floyd, do not accept evil. In New York City, which has been hit by looting during the protests, thousands of people attended a memorial event in a Brooklyn park for Floyd. The Reverend Al Sharpton, a television political commentator and civil rights activist, told the Minneapolis service that the overwhelming majority of protesters were peaceful. Services for Floyd are expected to stretch across six days and three states, including memorials in North Carolina and Houston.
June 04, 2020 11:11 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh (pic) has quit his position as deputy works minister, but there is still confusion whether he remains with the Perikatan Nasional government. "As my first step in correcting this mistake, I therefore resign, as I was posted to this position (Deputy Works Minister) by the Prime Minister of Perikatan," said Shahruddin. Another letter, with Shahruddin's signature and addressed to Muhyiddin, making the rounds on social media, however, states that he resigned as deputy works minister, but remains as a Perikatan backbencher MP. This follows speculation that Shahruddin, a former political secretary of Muhyiddin, defecting to Dr Mahathir's camp last week. "If I am required to quit my position as the Deputy Works Minister, I will quit, to strengthen Bersatu, so I will be able to focus on the party," he said in a statement.
June 04, 2020 10:07 UTC
Effective June 22, KLCCP and TM will replace AMMB Holdings Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), FTSE Russell and Bursa Malaysia said in a statement. KLCCP boasts a market capitalisation of RM14.77 billion while TM is valued at RM16.31 billion, higher than RM9.83 billion for AMMB and RM9.62 billion for MAHB. On the KLCI reserve list — comprising the five biggest non-KLCI companies by market capitalisation — are QL Resources Bhd, Westports Holdings Bhd, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd and Gamuda Bhd. FTSE Russell and Bursa Malaysia also announced new additions to the Bursa Malaysia Hijra Shariah Index, namely DiGi.com Bhd, MY E.G. Services Bhd and Supermax Corp Bhd.
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June 04, 2020 09:43 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Teachers are required to return from their hometowns to the state where they are based and be on standby to return to school, says the Education Ministry. In a circular issued on Thursday (June 4), Education deputy director-general (school operation sector) Adzman Talib said all teachers must be at their place of duty after the holidays which were scheduled to end June 7 and 8. “Instruction letters for teachers to return to work may be issued by their respective head of departments, ” he said in a circular sighted by The Star. The Education Ministry’s school reopening management guidelines is expected to be out on Thursday.
June 04, 2020 08:54 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Queues for food banks have swollen in Spain as the coronavirus crisis has left hundreds of thousands of people teetering on the edge of poverty. "It's not just a box of food - it's a box of love, of hope," said Mediavilla, fighting back tears. The volunteers, who are associated to Santa Anna church in central Barcelona, gathered funds to provide Mediavilla's son Julian with special glasses. "We do a breakfast, lunch and dinner service every day," said Peio Sanchez, priest at Santa Anna. Undocumented immigrants are often precariously - and informally - employed, making them especially vulnerable to economic shocks and difficult domestic situations, Sanchez said.
June 04, 2020 06:56 UTC
In order to stay vigilant, buyers are encouraged to counter-check with the direct manufacturers or MARGMA,” Low added. Nonetheless, MARGMA assured the world that the industry is doing its best to meet global demand for the supply of medical gloves. Majority of MARGMA members are members of SEDEX, one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains covering labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics,” MARGMA added. For 2020, MARGMA estimated world consumption to reach 330 billion pieces of gloves and Malaysia is expected to provide about 220 billion pieces. In comparison, Malaysia exported 187 billion pieces out of an estimated world consumption of 296 billion pieces in 2019.
Source:The Edge Markets
June 04, 2020 06:45 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Rubber glove importers globally need to stay vigilant of fraudsters claiming to offer any quantities of medical glove and at ridiculous prices during this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic spreading, Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) president Denis Low said. "As global glove demand continues to spike due to the overwhelming pandemic, fraudsters and scammers quickly emerged and are harming both the genuine sellers and buyers in the industry,” he said in a statement. MARGMA is urging buyers from both local and International markets not to fall prey to such fraudsters and scammers. Meanwhile, MARGMA has assured the world that the industry is doing its best to meet the global demand for the supply of medical gloves. For 2020, MARGMA estimated world consumption to reach 330 billion pieces of gloves and Malaysia is expected to provide some 220 billion pieces.
June 04, 2020 06:45 UTC