1. MINISTRY SETS 9 PRICE CONTROLLED ITEMS FOR AIDILFITRI, 11 FOR GAWAI
KUCHING: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has set ceiling prices in Sarawak for nine types of goods for Hari Raya Aidilfitri and 11 types for Gawai Dayak.
According to director of KPDNHEP, Stanley Tan, the Aidilfitri scheme will run until June 3, while for Gawai Dayak the price scheme will take effect from May 28 to June 3.
He said, wholesale and retail maximum prices are done according to the justification and suitability for effective price control enforcement to ensure reasonable prices for the benefit of consumers and traders.
2. CHURCHES TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL MCO FULLY LIFTED
KUALA LUMPUR: Churches will remain closed until the Movement Control Order (MCO) is fully lifted despite the government permitting non-Muslim houses of worship in green zones to reopen from June 10.
Council of Churches of Malaysia General Secretary Rev Dr Hermen Shastri said the decision as to whether churches would be reopened on June 10 would be reviewed judiciously when the time comes.
Hermen said for the time being, worship services on Sunday would continue to be offered via online streaming which can be done at their respective homes.
3. KOTA SAMARAHAN COMMUNITIES TOLD NOT TO BE COMPLACENT
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Despite the announcement, people living in areas under Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) are nevertheless, told not to be complacent in curbing the spread of Covid-19 although Samarahan Division is now declared a green zone.
Its chairman Datuk Peter Minos said the people must continue to comply with directives and standard operating procedures (SOP) including not to ‘ngabang’ or visit each other during the coming Hari Raya and Gawai celebrations.
Minos said the change of status to green zone is a welcomed relief for the people of Samarahan, and he commended the efforts of everyone there to stop the spread of the disease.
He also called on the people to continue practising the new norms such as regularly washing their hands and social distancing to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission and ensure no more new positive cases.