(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 4) Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has made a special announcement today after he held an audience with the Agong this morning. This comes following UMNO’s decision to withdraw their support for the Prime Minister and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
He was informed by the Agong that 8 UMNO MPs had withdrawn their support for him. He has also presented to the Agong that he still has the majority in the current government and will continue to uphold his position as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He will determine his legitimacy in the Parliament during Dewan Rakyat sitting in September 2021.
He mentioned that the administration of the current government will continue to function during this period, and he will ensure that the national vaccination programme will proceed as scheduled without any interference.
He also urged the frontliners to continue their effort to fight the pandemic without being affected by the current political issues.
He concluded that even though he’s being accused of ‘derhaka’, all he’s done was to protect the Federal Constitution and defend the royal institution, and that he will continue doing so.
(Putrajaya, Jul 29) Earlier this evening, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has released a press statement in response to an earlier statement issued by the Istana Negara today. Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan was being reprimanded by the Agong for his Monday’s statement on the revocation of the emergency and its ordinances, in which the Palace claimed to be “inaccurate” and has “misled lawmakers in the Dewan Rakyat”.
The statement mentioned that the cabinet had advised His Majesty to revoke the emergency ordinances before the parliamentary session began, and that the cabinet worked in adherence to the constitution.
(PUTRAJAYA, 27 JUN) Menteri Pertahanan Ismail Sabri mengumumkan bahawa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP 3.0) Fasa 1 atau ‘total lockdown’ di seluruh negara yang bermula 1 Jun lalu akan disambung lagi, sehingga kes harian menurun di bawak 4,000 kes.
Pada awalnya, PKP 3.0 dijadualkan berakhir pada 14 Jun, tetapi kerajaan menyatakan bahawa keputusan untuk melanjutkannya sekali lagi dibuat berikutan dengan catatan jumlah kes Covid-19 harian yang masih tinggi melebihi 5,000 sehari.
SOP untuk PKP 3.0 Fasa 1 akan kekal seperti yang diumumkan sebelumnya. Namun, kerajaan bersetuju untuk menukar waktu operasi premis yang menjual makanan bermula jam 6 pagi hingga 10 malam, berkuatkuasa pada 28 Jun.
Initially slated to end on June 14, the total lockdown had been extended once to Jun 28 due to the high number of daily Covid-19 cases. It is now confirmed that Malaysia will remain in total lockdown as daily cases still hover around 5,000 mark.
SOPs for Phase 1 extension will remain as previously announced. However, the government allows F&B outlets to operate from 6am till 10pm, effective Jun 28.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin mentioned earlier today that from now on, the government will use the term “Phases” in announcements instead of “MCO”.
Pada awalnya, FMCO dijadualkan berakhir pada 14 Jun, tetapi beliau menyatakan bahawa keputusan untuk melanjutkannya dibuat berikutan dengan catatan jumlah kes Covid-19 harian yang masih tinggi. Kes harian kini masih melebihi angka 5,000.
Beliau menambah bahawa Kementerian Kesihatan telah menyampaikan laporannya dan mengusulkan kepada Majlis Keselamatan Nasional (NSC) yang dipengerusikan oleh Perdana Menteri, agar tempoh ‘full lockdown’ dilanjutkan lagi.
SOP bagi FMCO yang dilanjutkan akan kekal seperti yang diumumkan sebelum ini. Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila melawati www.mkn.gov.my
(PUTRAJAYA, MAY 31) Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin held a press conference to announce a new MCO 3.0 stimulus package called PEMERKASA+. It is a continuation of the initiatives that were previously introduced, including PRIHATIN and PEMERKASA.
He started by mentioning that the closure of the business sector will bring great impact to society, but the government will try their best to balance the lives and livelihood of the rakyat.
He mentioned that RM340 billion aid has been provided to the citizens during this pandemic. With an additional support fund, a total of RM322.5 billion will be channeled to further assist the citizens and the economy sector.
He then announced PEMERKASA+ aid package that is worth RM40 billion as the new initiative to help the rakyat that were impacted by the lockdown and the pandemic. It will be executed with 3 objectives:
Increase the capacity of the public healthcare system
Continue the ‘Prihatin’ Rakyat agenda
Support the business sectors
He also mentioned that another RM1 billion will be allocated to increase the capacity of the public health sectors and to extend the contracts of health personnel until 2022. RM450 million will be used to increase the amount of beds as well as ICU equipment in both the government and the private hospitals.
He has urged the authorities to expedite the national vaccination program, such as increasing vaccination centres and the drive-thru vaccinations.
He also urges the citizens to attend their vaccination appointments according to the schedule in order to achieve our targeted herd immunity.
He mentioned that the government will continue to provide ‘prihatin’ to the rakyat and as much support as possible. Therefore, an additional RM2.1 billion will be allocated to Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) from end June, where RM500 will be provided to those with household income less than RM2500 and RM300 for households with monthly income between RM2,501 and RM5,000.
One month wage subsidy worth RM1.5 billion for eligible employees and employers will also be provided.
A three-month automatic loan moratorium or 50% payment reduction for six months will be given to B40 group, eligible SMEs that are not allowed to operate during the MCO, and those who lost their jobs.
He promises that the government will continue to support the economic sector, making sure cash flows of businesses are smooth – including microcredit by BSN and others.
Taxi drivers, school bus drivers, ride hailing drivers and tour guides who are affected during this lockdown period will be given a one-off RM500.
Electricity bills are given a 10% discount for the travelling sector, shopping malls, convention centers, theme parks and local airline offices from July to September 2021.
Stamp duty exemptions under the HOC campaign for property buyers will also be extended to 31 December 2021.
Sales tax will also be waived for new CKD and CBU passenger vehicles from Jun 30 till Dec 31, 2021.
He also announced that all ministers and deputy ministers will not be taking salaries for 3 months starting June 2021. All the salaries will be channeled back into the support fund.