Interstate Traveling Permitted Nationwide Starting Tomorrow (Oct 11)

(Kuala Lumpur, Oct 10) Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob held a special media conference this afternoon, announcing that interstate traveling & overseas traveling are permitted nationwide starting tomorrow (Oct 11, 2021).

He started by mentioning that it was a tough decision to forbid interstate traveling even though the government understands that some families would not be able to see each other for a while. Throughout this period, although the government understood that this decision is not favorable, a decision must be made to reduce the number of daily Covid-19 cases.

Therefore he is happy to announce that the adult vaccination rate has achieved 90% and the interstate travel ban will be lifted starting tomorrow, Oct 11, for fully vaccinated individuals. All local tourism activities will also be allowed.

However, traveling into PKPD (EMCO) areas is still not permitted.

He also reminded rakyat that even though interstate traveling is now allowed, but SOP must still be followed or strict actions will be taken. He further reminded whoever that wish to cross state to perform self-test and make sure that he/she is negative before doing so.

The second announcement is regarding overseas traveling. Starting tomorrow 11 Oct 2021, those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to travel overseas without applying for My Travel Pass.

Those who are returning to Malaysia has to perform swab test 3 days prior to the return, and another swab test upon arriving in Malaysia. A 14-day home quarantine is also required for Malaysians returning to the country.

However, Malaysia’s borders are still closed to foreign tourists.

JUST IN: PM-9 Ismail Sabri Announces His Cabinet, No DPM #en

(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 27) Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had just announced the cabinet line-up in a press conference, after presenting the list of cabinet ministers to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday.

He mentioned that the cabinet’s main tasks is to tackle Covid-19 and to recover the economy, and all ministers must prove their performance within their first 100 days in office.

There’s no Deputy Prime Minister in his unveiled cabinet line-up. Here is the list of ministers and their deputies:

  • Senior Minister (Defence): YB. Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
    Deputy: YB. Datuk Seri Ikhmal Hisham bin Abdul Aziz
  • Senior Minister (International Trade and Industry): YB. Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
    Deputy: YB. Datuk Lim Ban Hong
  • Senior Minister (Education): YB Senator Datuk Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin
    Deputy I: YB Senator Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon
    Deputy II: YB Datuk Mohamad Alamin
  • Senior Minister (Works): YB. Datuk Seri Haji Fadillah Yusof
    Deputy: YB. Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup
  • Finance Minister: YB. Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
    Deputy I: YB. Mohd Shahar Abdullah
    Deputy II: YB. Tuan Haji Yamani Hafez Musa
  • Health Minister: YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin bin Abu Bakar
    Deputy I: YB Dato’ Dr Noor Azmi bin Ghazali
    Deputy II: YB Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang
  • Transport Minister: YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Henry Sum Agong
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Minister: YB Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba
    Deputy: YB Datuk Haji Amzad bin Mohamed @ Hashim
  • Environment: YB Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim bin Tuan Man
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Dr Mansor bin Othman
  • Human Resource: YB Datuk Seri Saravanan
    Deputy: YB Datuk Haji Awang bin Hashim
  • Federal Territories: YB Datuk Seri Shahidan bin Kassim
    Deputy: YB Datuk Seri Jalaluddin bin Alias
  • Women, Family and Community Development: YB Datuk Seri Rina Binti Harun
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Hajah Siti Zailah binti Mohd Yusoff
  • Higher Education: YB Dato’ Dr Noraini binti Ahmad
    Deputy: YB Senator Datuk Dr. Ahmad Masrizal bin Muhammad
  • Energy and Natural Resources: YB Datuk Seri Takiyuddin bin Hassan
    Deputy: YB Datuk Ali Anak Biju
  • Home Minister: YB Datuk Seri Hamzah Bin Zainuddin
    Deputy I: YB Datuk Seri Dr Haji Ismail bin Haji Mohamed Said
    Deputy II: YB Jonathan Yassin
  • Agriculture and Food Industries: YB Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee
    Deputy I: YB Datuk Seri Hj Ahmad bin Hamzah
    Deputy II: YB Dr. Nik Muhammad Zawawi bin Salleh
  • Rural Development: YB Datuk Seri Mahadzir Bin Khalid
    Deputy I : YB Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman bin Mohamad
    Deputy II: YB Datuk Haji Hasbi bin Habibollah
  • Foreign Affairs: YB Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah
    Deputy: YB Haji Kamarudin bin Jaffar
  • Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs: YB Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Rosol bin Wahid
  • Communications and Multimedia: YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Haji Musa
    Deputy: YB Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin
  • Housing and Local Government: YB Datuk Seri Reezal Merican bin Naina Merican
    Deputy: YB Datuk Sri Ismail bin Abdul Mutalib
  • Entreprenuer Development and Cooperatives: YB Tan Sri Noh bin Haji Omar
    Deputy: YB Tuan Muslimin bin Yahaya
  • Plantations and Commodities: YB Datuk Dr Hajah Zuraidah binti Kamaruddin
    Deputy I: YB Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng
    Deputy II: YB Willie anak Mongin
  • Tourism, Art, and Culture: YB Datuk Seri Hajah Nancy binti Shukri
    Deputy: YB Datuk Seri Dr Santhara Kumar a/l Ramanaidu
  • National Unity: YB Datuk Halimah binti Mohamed Sadique
    Deputy: YB Senator Tuan Wan Ahmad Fayshal bin Wan Ahmad Kamal
  • Youth and Sports: YB Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Datuk Azumu
    Deputy: YB Senator Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker
  • Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department
    (Economy): YB Datuk Seri Mustapa bin Mohamed
    Deputy: YB Eddin Syazlee bin Shith
    (Special Functions): YB Datuk Dr Hj Abdul Latiff bin Ahmad
    Deputy: YB Datuk Mastura binti Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Yazid
    (Law): YB Datuk Seri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar
    Deputy: Datuk Wira Hajjah Mas Ermieyati binti Samsuddin
    (Religious Affairs): YB Senator Tuan Idris bin Ahmad
    Deputy: YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Marzuk bin Shaary
    (Sabah & Sarawak Affairs): YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Hajah Hanifah Hajar Taib

Click here to view the full speech text from our Prime Minister.

PM-9 Ismail Sabri’s Inaugural Speech #en

(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 22) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had just delivered his inaugural speech at 5.30 pm today, after taking his oath of office as the 9th Prime Minister at Istana Negara yesterday to replace Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who resigned on Aug 16.

He expressed his appreciation to Yang di-Pertuan Agong for entrusting him to lead the country and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for all his efforts & contributions during his time as a prime minister.

He also thanked the rest of the parliament for their support, and wished that all government bodies can unite together in order to fight the pandemic.

Sabri mentioned that Malaysia is a country formed by different cultures and religions, but it is also those that tie us fellow Malaysians together as a family.

With new variants continue to surface, he will make sure that the effort to counter the pandemic will be enhanced and continued. He mentioned that Malaysia was one of countries with the the fastest vaccination rate with more than 500K doses being injected per day. He wished that with the continuous effort, Malaysia will soon achieve heard immunity and exit this pandemic.

He said that Malaysia will purchase an additional 6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, which are expected to arrive early September this year.

He also urged those that have yet to register to get their vaccination as soon as possible so that the nation can go back to normalcy. He then mentioned that the high vaccination rate in Klang Valley had successfully reduced the number of daily cases, proving that vaccination is effective and important.

Many economic sectors have been affected by this pandemic and in order to reduce the impact, the new government will focus on assisting the SME sector as well as industries such as travel.

He stressed that the young generation is very important to the country. Therefore he will ensure that the new government will listen to the younger generation more.

Since GE14, we have faced the change of two Prime Ministers and governments and this is a lost to the country resources. Therefore, he urged that we should all unite together to make sure that the country can progress forward.

In order to achieve political stability, he concluded his speech by mentioning that he is willing to work with the opposition to handle the Covid-19 pandemic together and invited them to join the National Recovery Council.

大马头条:依斯迈·沙比里为第九任首相!#zh

(吉隆坡,20日讯)国家王宫刚刚发布官方媒体声明 ,宣布依斯迈·沙比里为马来西亚第9任首相

在这之前,我国最高元首在国家王宫进行了特别会议,召集所有马来统治者参与讨论并决定任哪位议员为我国第九任首相。三被公开提名参选的有3人,即巫统副主席拿督斯里依斯迈·沙比里、希盟主席拿督斯里安华·依布拉欣和沙巴党主席拿督斯里莫哈末·沙菲益阿达。

在此之前,所有 220 名国会议员被要求在 8月18日(星期三)下午 4 点之前向国家王宫提交法定声明,以表明他们对首相人选的支持。 任命新首相的程序是在丹斯里慕尤丁于 8月16日(星期一)辞职后进行。

沙比里将于明天,8 月 21 日(星期六)下午 2:30 在国家宫宣誓就职。

官方媒体声明:

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TERKINI: Ismail Sabri Dinamakan PM Ke-9! #ms

Gambar: BERNAMA

(Kuala Lumpur, 20 Ogos) Pada petang tadi, Istana Negara mengeluarkan kenyataan media mengumumkan Ismail Sabri sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-9.

Ia dikeluarkan selepas Raja-Raja Melayu menghadiri mesyuarat khas di Istana Negara yang dikerusikan oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong untuk membincangkan dan memutuskan Ahli Parlimen yang manakah akan dilantik sebagai Perdana Menteri Ke-9. Tiga orang telah dinamakan secara terbuka sebagai calon, iaitu Naib Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Ketua Pakatan Harapan, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Presiden Parti Warisan Sabah, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Sebelum ini, kesemua 220 anggota parlimen diminta untuk menyerahkan pernyataan berkanun kepada Istana Negara sebelum pukul 4 petang pada 18 Ogos (Rabu), untuk menyatakan sokongan mereka untuk calon yang akan menjadi Perdana Menteri. Proses pelantikan PM baru berlaku selepas Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin meletakkan jawatannya pada 16 Ogos (Isnin).

Ismail Sabri akan mengangkat sumpah pada hari esok, 21 Ogos (Sabtu) jam 2:30 petang di Istana Negara.

Kenyataan media rasmi:

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JUST IN: Ismail Sabri Appointed As PM9! #en

Photo: BERNAMA

(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20) Istana Negara has just released a press statement announcing Ismail Sabri as the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

This comes after the Malay Rulers attended a special meeting at Istana Negara called by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to discuss and decide which MP to appoint as the ninth prime minister. Three people had been publicly named to be in the running, namely UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Pakatan Harapan chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Prior to this, all 220 MPs were requested to submit statutory declarations to Istana Negara by 4pm on Aug 18 (Wednesday) to state their support on who should be prime minister. The process to appoint a new PM comes following Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s resignation from the post on Aug 16 (Monday).

Ismail Sabri will be sworn in tomorrow, Aug 21 (Saturday) at 2:30pm at Istana Negara.

Official media statement:

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TERKINI: Muhyiddin Sah Letak Jawatan #ms

Sumber foto: BERNAMA (2021)

(Putrajaya, 16 Ogos) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin telah secara rasmi mengumumkan peletakan jawatannya sebagai Perdana Menteri berkuatkuasa serta-merta.

Ini terjadi setelah beliau menghabiskan semua jalan untuk mempertahankan pemerintahannya. Beliau bertemu dengan Yang di-Pertuan Agong di Istana Negara pagi ini untuk menawarkan peletakan jawatannya.

Tekanan meningkat baru-baru ini setelah sebahagian pemimpin UMNO menarik sokongan mereka. Beliau membuat usaha terakhirnya untuk mengadili pembangkang dengan menjanjikan reformasi politik & pilihan raya sebagai pertukaran untuk sokongan mereka. Namun, tawaran itu ditolak oleh pembangkang sebulat suara.

Dalam pertemuan dengan ahli Parlimen Bersatu pagi semalam, beliau menyebut bahawa beliau telah mencuba sebaik mungkin untuk mempertahan kedudukannya dan kerajaan, dimana peletakan jawatan adalah pilihan terakhir baginya.

Muhyiddin akan menjalankan tugas sebagai caretaker Perdana Menteri sehingga Perdana Menteri baru dilantik.

Masih belum jelas siapa yang akan menjadi penggantinya buat masa ini, memandangkan tidak ada majoriti yang jelas di parlimen. Semuanya terserah kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong untuk memutuskan apa yang akan berlaku seterusnya. Agong mempunyai kuasa perlembagaan untuk melantik perdana menteri berdasarkan siapa yang menurutnya dapat menguasai majoriti.

Dalam sidang akhbarnya pada jam 3 petang, Muhyiddin menyebut bahawa dia telah kehilangan kepercayaan majoriti di Dewan Rakyat.

“Saya boleh mengambil jalan keluar yang mudah untuk kekal sebagai PM, tapi itu bukan pilihan saya. Saya tidak akan berkompromi dengan kleptokrat atau mengganggu kebebasan badan kehakiman hanya untuk terus berkuasa.”

Dia kemudian meminta ampun atas semua kesalahan & kelemahannya semasa menjadi PM.

Dia juga meyakinkan rakyat bahwa kabinetnya telah memesan vaksin yang mencukupi untuk rakyat sekalian, dan program vaksinasi akan terus dijalankan tanpa gangguan. Dia berharap agar kerajaan baru terus menjaga rakyat.

Dia mengakhiri penghargaannya kepada para barisan hadapan, kabinetnya, dan semua orang yang telah bekerja keras untuk menangani wabak Covid-19.

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最新消息:慕尤丁正式辞呈首相职务!#zh

照片来源: BERNAMA (2021)

(布城,8 月 16 日)丹斯里慕尤丁正式宣布辞去首相职务,立即生效,结束他 17 个月的任期。

虽然目前没有任何一派获得过半数议员的支持,但慕尤丁的支持率不够已是铁一般的事实。他在今日觐见国家元首时,正式向元首呈辞。

随着巫统撤回对慕尤丁与国盟的支持后,慕尤丁于上周五提出跨党谅解方案,倾全力设法挽救国盟政府的地位。无奈反对党一致推翻他所提出的方案,令他心灰意冷。他昨日在国盟总部与土团党国会议员会面时告知,他已经用尽所有方式维持政权,而辞职是最后的方法。

2008年,慕尤丁竞选并在巫统署理主席的职位中获胜,于2009年被委任为副首相兼教育部长。2016年6月他被巫统开除党籍,随即与马哈迪成立土著团结党,加入希盟。2020年2月的政治危机期间,他带领土团党退出希盟,使得希盟政府倒台。他随后与其他党派组成国盟上台执政,并任命为大马第八任首相,任职17个月。

慕尤丁将任职为看守首相,直到委任新首相为止。

至于慕尤丁退位以后,何人会是首相暂且还无定案。

慕尤丁在下午3点的记者会上提到,他已经失去了过半数议员的支持 。

“我本可以采取简单的方式继续担任首相,但这不是我的选择。我不会为了继续掌权而向盗贼统治屈服,或干涉司法自由。”

他也请求大家原谅他在担任首相期间的所有错误和弱点。

他还向人民保证,他的内阁已为订购足够的疫苗,所以疫苗接种计划将不受干扰。他希望新政府可以继续照顾好人民。

最后,他向前线人员、他的内阁、公务员以及所有为应对和抗疫而努力的人表示感谢。

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JUST IN: PM Muhyiddin Officially Resigns #en

Photo: BERNAMA (2021)

(PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16) Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Mahiaddin bin Md. Yasin, familiarly known as Muhyiddin Yassin, has officially announced his resignation as Prime Minister with immediate effect, bringing an end to his 17 months in office. His entire cabinet had also resigned from their respective positions earlier today.

Muhyiddin founded BERSATU back in 2016 and returned to the cabinet after his coalition of parties Pakatan Harapan (PH) won GE14 in 2018. BERSATU left PH in February 2020, resulting in a political crisis as the coalition lost its majority in Dewan Rakyat. Muhyiddin then formed a new coalition, Perikatan Nasional (PN), and received support from enough MPs to form a government with slim majority. He was appointed the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia on 1 March 2020.

Pressure mounted recently after lawmakers from UMNO withdrew their support. He made his last effort to court the opposition by promising political & electoral reforms in exchange for their support. However, the offer was rejected by the opposition unanimously.

Muhyiddin will act as a caretaker PM until a new PM is appointed.

It is still unclear who will be his successor, given there’s no clear majority in the parliament. It’d be up to Yang di-Pertuan Agong to decide what happens next. The king has the constitutional power to appoint a prime minister based on who he thinks can command a majority.

In his press conference at 3pm, Muhyiddin mentioned that he has lost the confidence of majority of those in the Dewan Rakyat.

“I could have taken the easy way out to remain as PM, but that’s not my choice. I will not compromise with the kleptocrats or interfere with the freedom of the judiciary just to stay in power.”

He then asked for forgiveness for all his faults & weaknesses during his time as PM.

He also assured the rakyat that his cabinet had ordered sufficient vaccines for every single person in the country, and the vaccination program will continue undisrupted. He hopes that the new government will continue to take good care of the rakyat.

He ended by extending his appreciation to the frontliners, his cabinet, the civil servants, and everyone who had been working hard to handle & battle the pandemic.

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Summary: SOP Relaxation For Fully Vaccinated Individuals #en

(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 8) Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has just announced the SOP relaxation for those who have received both doses of their Covid-19 vaccine.

He started by mentioning that he introduced the PPN back in Jun 15 where it’s a plan that was derived from data & science to help the nation back to normalcy. In just 2 months, 6 states had entered Phase 2 of the PPN while 2 states and 1 FT had even moved on to Phase 3, indicating that the PPN is working as intended.

However, he hoped that the rakyat will continue to practice the SOPs nonetheless, as the new variants such as the Delta variant appeared to be affecting more people.

He also mentioned that as more people are being vaccinated, the more protection they will get; in return, more economy sectors will be allowed to open. The government has also rapidly increased the rate of vaccination in the nation where the daily vaccination has been surpassing 400,000 doses lately.

Below are the definitions of the fully vaccinated individuals:

  • Double-dose vaccines such as Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac: 14 days after second-dose vaccination
  • Single-dose vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson & CanSino: 28 days after vaccination

He then announced the SOP relaxation for the fully vaccinated individuals, applicable to all phases of PPN. Here’s the summary:

  • Malaysia citizens and PR residents who return to Malaysia from other countries are allowed to do home-quarantine only
  • PJJ (pasangan jarak jauh), or long-distanced husband & wife, are allowed to cross-district and cross-states to meet each other
  • Parents are allowed to cross-districts/cross-states to meet children below age of 18
  • Limited mosque prayers are allowed with strict SOPs, same as other religions

For fully vaccinated citizens in Phase 2 onwards:

  • Cross-district is allowed as long as the digital cert Covid-19 vaccination is present
  • Dine-in is allowed as long as the digital cert Covid-19 vaccination is present
  • Sports without physical contact are allowed, such as jogging, cycling, hiking, fishing, badminton, golf and more
  • Tourism within the same state is allowed, where home-stay and hotel can operate.

The above will take effect starting Aug 10 (Tuesday), 2021. More information will be announced by MKN later.