1. CROSS-STATE TRAVEL PERMITTED FOR ‘AKAD NIKAH’
PUTRAJAYA: The National Security Council (MKN) today permitted cross-state travel for the purpose of ‘akad nikah’, although police permission is required.
In a press conference, Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri, announced that besides police permission, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) must also be adhered to, which means no more than 20 people at a time.
2. GOVT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION OF RM1.5 BILLION FOR BPN
PUTRAJAYA: The government announced an additional allocation of RM1.5 billion for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) payments, bringing the total figure to RM11.5 billion, involving about 10.77 million recipients.
According to a Berita Harian report, Minister of Finance Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said BPN recipients were split into three groups with the first group of 8.3 million recipients receiving payments in Phase One and Two.
3. WAN JUNAIDI CONFIDENT ENTREPRENEURS CAN THRIVE IN NEW NORM
PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Dato Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar believes entrepreneurs can do business with the new norms set.
Through his observations at several supermarkets, he said businesses also began expanding after being allowed to operate during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
He advised entrepreneurs not to give up and to instead wisely manage their businesses.
However, the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) will continue to work to help entrepreneurs not be adversely affected or shut down in today’s extremely challenging economic environment.