Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes the setting up of a National Operations Council is the way forward, but doubts Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will suggest this to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ahead of a meeting among Malay rulers on June 16.
Selangor will receive Covid-19 vaccines in phases by end of June as part of its Selangor Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, with priority given to the elderly and factory workers. Also, in Twentytwo13’s new highlights today, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman slapped with RM1,500 compound, and RM8.6 million worth of drugs seized in Pasir Mas.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah says Selangor has a population of 6.5 million and is shocked to hear that only some 615,000 doses had been given to the state. Also, in Twentytwo13’s news highlights, LRT crash report to be presented to Cabinet tomorrow, and government agencies to go cashless next year.
No stranger to controversy, Nafis Abdullah and R. Rueben Thevandran, better known as Botak and Burn, promise something different in Astro Arena’s Euro 2020 coverage.
Only 12,887 out of 150,000 laptops promised have been distributed to students from B40 households to date as schools resume online learning next week.
Shareh Nasrullah has been living with uncertainty for close to a year following the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled the local sports industry. The personal trainer and martial artist now wants to change the way people view sports.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah says the Cabinet has approved communication services as the third public utility. This will see new housing projects incorporating telecommunication towers and other communication tools in the development plans.
In Twentytwo13’s Highlights today, a 35-year-old claimed trial to 100 charges of sexual assault on two minors. Robert Kuok still richest in Malaysia and cops nab man after high-speed chase in Petaling Jaya.
Taxi drivers thankful government will provide one-off RM500 handout as Malaysia enters its third day of total lockdown, but say the financial aid will barely help them put food on their tables.
In Twentytwo13’s news highlights today, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers can now safely register for Covid-19 vaccines, while former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan donates six months salary, allowance to help Rantau constituents.
The government has backtracked on its earlier ruling and says that breweries are not allowed to operate during the total lockdown.
In Twentytwo13’s news highlights today, eyebrows were raised as to why Carlsberg is allowed to operate during the total lockdown. Tan Sri Limkokwing passes away, while civil servants give up their allowances for three months.
It has been a relatively quiet morning with smooth traffic in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Ampang following the implementation of the total lockdown nationwide today.