July 23, 2020 @ 9:59am
PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs seized 651 units of fake laundry powder worth RM4,882.50 during an inspection on a residential premises in Cheras.
Its Enforcement Division director Datuk Iskandar Halim Sulaiman in a statement yesterday said, the fake products were sold at cheaper prices via Facebook.
The inspection was made following a complaint from the representative of the registered trademark owner of the laundry powder under 'Top' brand, he said.
Iskandar Halim said the packaging of the fake laundry powder was found to be of low quality and there was also a spelling mistake on it.
He added that the case is being investigated under Section 102(1)(c) of the Trademark Act 2019.
July 22, 2020 @ 10:19pm
KOTA BARU: Pensioners doggedness to make mudballs to purify water enabled him and his wife to earn RM3,000 to RM4,000 a month since 2010.
The couple, Mohd Nashir Yaacob and his wife, Ramlah Salim, both 61, made mudballs from organic materials at their house in a village, which found a high demand in Kelantan and outside the state.
"Hearing customers complaining of problems with water, such as having foul and fishy smell and rust, I suggested that they use mudballs to purify the water.
"Making mudball goes through a storage process of up to two weeks.
"So 1,200 mudballs are made in a month, which are packed into 400 packages and sold at RM10 each," he said in Kampung Che Arus Kok Lanas, Ketereh, here.
Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020 09:57 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — The Implementation of Temporary Measures to Reduce Impact of Covid-19 Bill, which is being drawn up, is set to create room and opportunities for the recovery process of affected individuals and companies while stimulating the country’s economy in the long term.
Hence, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan expressed hope it would be welcomed and supported by every layer of society in order to achieve the goals in drafting the Bill.
“This is the government’s commitment to reduce the legal impact of Covid-19 with the hope of ensuring the continued well-being of the public,” he said in a written reply to Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (Independent-Jerlun) at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
Mukhriz asked whether the government would introduce an Act to protect companies and individuals for failing to fulfil the terms of an agreement or contract as a result of Covid-19.
Rabu, 22 Julai 2020 | 11:46pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Gangguan bekalan air di kawasan Klang yang berlaku berikutan insiden paip pecah di kawasan tanah mendap sejak Isnin lalu, pulih 100 peratus pada jam 9 malam ini, manakala bagi lapan kawasan di Kuala Langat, masih dilakukan secara berperingkat.
Ketua Komunikasi Korporat Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) Elina Baseri dalam kenyataan malam ini berkata, lapan kawasan yang masih belum pulih itu membabitkan seluruh kawasan Sijangkang dan Kampung Medan, Jalan Sijangkang Utama, Eco Sanctuary, Batu 9 Kebun Baru, Taman Perwira, Taman Seri Medan, Taman Sijangkang Jaya dan Tropica Aman.
"Air Selangor menjangkakan bekalan air pulih sepenuhnya jam 6 pagi esok.
Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020 07:51 AM MYT
JULY 22 — The last week or so, it felt as though the government had spent a lot of time stating the obvious.
The poverty line has been revised (at last) and on another note, numbers showed that so many children were unable to access learning resources remotely.
We also have hundreds, perhaps thousands of university students left in a bind as they need to return to campus a lot sooner than anticipated.
With so many Malaysians losing their jobs or getting pay cuts, it feels inappropriate for the prime minister to call on Malaysians to spend.
Spend with what, or whose money?
A lot more Malaysians are more focused on cutting back or saving for a rainy day. In my case, I'm just waiting a few more months so I can switch to a cheaper phone contract.
Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020
PETALING JAYA: As the government mulls making the wearing of face masks in public places mandatory, some are for it while others offer a more cautious view as the country continues in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alliance for Safe Community chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said complacency had started to set in with many Malaysians disregarding social distancing, wearing face masks and avoiding crowded places.
“I think the statement by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is very apt, relevant and timely.
“From what we have been observing, compliance with the standard operating procedure has been reduced with social distancing and use of face masks not being practised in many places, especially in crowded areas.
“The Prime Minister is warning us not to let our guard down, otherwise there will be a second wave, ” he said.
22 Jul 2020, 4:27 pm
LETTER | Come October, after the brief moratorium on loans, all consumers will have to face the banks they have taken loans with. This will include those who have lost their jobs or had their incomes reduced. Daily wage earners or workers in the so-called "gig" economy will not be exempted.
It is indeed a challenging and painful period for many individuals and families. Firstly, they may already be facing the loss of employment and income, but what may be scarier is the uncertainty of the future in terms of job vacancies or income stability. They will have to meet the banks to renegotiate their loans.
Now more than ever is the time for banks to show compassionate banking. The concept is basically about the banking system acknowledging difficulties faced by borrowers in trying times.
July 21, 2020 10:53 AM
PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz says the moratorium on loan repayments will end in September as scheduled.
He said a targeted approach would be taken moving forward as under the recovery movement control order (RMCO), many businesses were now back in operation and able to service their loans.
The six-month freeze on loan repayments was introduced on April 1. It will end on Sept 30.
Selasa, 21 Julai 2020 | 10:58am
KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan memberi jaminan tarif air tidak akan dinaikkan ketika rakyat masih berdepan bebanan dan tekanan hidup berikutan penularan COVID-19.
Justeru, Menteri Alam Sekitar dan Air, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, berkata rakyat tidak perlu risau berhubung perkara itu.
"Kerajaan akan menanggung kos dalam situasi susah sebab kerajaan prihatin disamping pelbagai tawaran (bantuan) yang diberi (oleh kerajaan).
Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020
PETALING JAYA: Borrowers will need to start repaying their loans from October onwards as the banks will not extend the automatic loan moratorium, banking sources said.
However, an industry source said while the blanket moratorium would end, banks are open to assist borrowers to restructure and reschedule their loans in a more targeted manner.
“It is estimated that there will be three million borrowers who will take that offer up, ” the source told StarBiz.
Earlier, Bank Negara was quoted as saying that the banks stood ready to assist borrowers in a more targeted manner and have reached out to borrowers to offer various forms of repayment assistance including payment of interest only, lengthening of loan tenure and flexible repayments.
Sources said that among the reasons for a no automatic and blanket moratorium was because the banks wanted borrowers to approach financial institutions to renegotiate their loans.
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