Passengers arriving from Sabah satisfied with Covid-19 screening process at KLIA

29 September 2020 Passengers returning from Sabah are generally satisfied with the treatment and services provided, during the Covid-19 screening process at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Although some passengers had to wait longer to undergo the screening, the services and assistance provided by Ministry of Health (MOH) staff, members of the security forces and … Continue reading Passengers arriving from Sabah satisfied with Covid-19 screening process at KLIA

Decision to be made on Sept 28 on advising Sabah govt to impose targeted enhanced MCO, says Health DG

28 September 2020 A decision will be made on Monday (Sept 28), whether to advise the Sabah government to impose a targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO) in the state. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that a meeting would be held in the afternoon to discuss the matter, following a spike … Continue reading Decision to be made on Sept 28 on advising Sabah govt to impose targeted enhanced MCO, says Health DG

Malaysia to place Covid-19 restrictions in some parts of Sabah

28 September 2020 Malaysia on Monday (Sept 28) said it will impose strict movement restrictions in four districts in its largest palm-oil-producing state Sabah after reporting more than 1,000 coronavirus infections there in September. The surge in cases in Sabah comes after the state held elections at the weekend, where the nation’s ruling coalition continued … Continue reading Malaysia to place Covid-19 restrictions in some parts of Sabah

Ministry beefs up staff, equipment for Covid-19 screening at KLIA, klia2

28 September 2020 The Health Ministry will be increasing the number of staff and equipment for Covid-19 screening at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 to reduce congestion involving individuals arriving from Sabah. The ministry via Twitter said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba had directed the Selangor Health Department to take action … Continue reading Ministry beefs up staff, equipment for Covid-19 screening at KLIA, klia2

Health Ministry beefs up Covid-19 screening at KLIA, KLIA2 following Sabah state poll

28 September 2020 The Health Ministry (MOH) will be increasing the number of staff and equipment for Covid-19 screening at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 to reduce congestion involving individuals arriving from Sabah. MOH via Twitter said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba had directed the Selangor Health Department to take action … Continue reading Health Ministry beefs up Covid-19 screening at KLIA, KLIA2 following Sabah state poll

TNB powers Malaysia Airlines’ buildings at KLIA with green energy

25 September 2020 Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), through its renewable energy retail arm GSPARX Sdn Bhd, has inked an agreement with Malaysia Airlines Bhd to install solar panels on four of the airline’s buildings at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Under the solar supply agreement (SSA), Malaysia Airlines is expected to save almost RM15 million … Continue reading TNB powers Malaysia Airlines’ buildings at KLIA with green energy

Kuantan Covid-19 Case Returning From Sabah Ends Pahang’s Three-Week Green Streak

25 September 2020 The Kuantan man took a bus from klia2 to the TBS terminal in Kuala Lumpur and another bus to Kuantan, and also visited Seremban and Nilai in Negri Sembilan, before testing positive for Covid-19. Ten people have brought Covid-19 infections to other parts of Malaysia since September 20 after returning from Sabah, … Continue reading Kuantan Covid-19 Case Returning From Sabah Ends Pahang’s Three-Week Green Streak

Confusion over green lane SOP

25 September 2020 Inconsistent instructions on the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) pass for travel between Singapore and Malaysia have caused confusion among travellers. Shameera Noordin, 32, told theSun she was baffled by conflicting directives from the Health Ministry and information on the Immigration Department website. When applying for the RGL pass for a work trip … Continue reading Confusion over green lane SOP

Anomaly in entry procedure

23 September 2020 – By CHEW SENG KOK As someone who has business interests in Singapore, I welcomed the introduction of the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), which is supposed to facilitate single entry essential travel for businesses between Singapore and Malaysia. I travelled frequently between the two countries prior to the movement control order (MCO). … Continue reading Anomaly in entry procedure

Covid-19: 2 new cases detected in Sarawak, Kuching District now a yellow zone

22 September 2020 Sarawak on Tuesday recorded two new cases of Covid-19 detected in Kuching and Bintulu, with Kuching turning into a yellow zone due to one locally transmitted case. This brings the total number of positive cases in the state to 703. In a statement, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) informed that the 702nd … Continue reading Covid-19: 2 new cases detected in Sarawak, Kuching District now a yellow zone

Foreign students can now return: Malaysia immigration

18 September 2020 Foreign students can return to Malaysia to resume their studies provided that they apply beforehand and their universities are open. The Malaysian immigration department will also consider new applications for student visa for those enrolling in universities that are open and have organised classes for students. On another issue, immigration will now … Continue reading Foreign students can now return: Malaysia immigration

Malaysians with long-term passes can leave, says Immigration DG

15 September 2020 Malaysian citizens who hold long-term passes from another country can now leave without having to apply to the Immigration Department. Its director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said this ruling, which is of immediate effect, involves Malaysians who had returned during the movement control order (MCO). “Earlier, we had asked that they apply … Continue reading Malaysians with long-term passes can leave, says Immigration DG

‘Stranded passengers at KLIA did not have Immigration exit approval’

15 September 2020 The incident of Malaysian passengers who were not allowed to board their flights at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sept 14 was because they did not submit applications to go abroad with the Immigration Department. Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said there were records of their entry into Malaysia during … Continue reading ‘Stranded passengers at KLIA did not have Immigration exit approval’

Glomac to intensify sales via digital strategies

14 September 2020 Restricted movement, macro economic challenges, closure of sales galleries and suspension of development activities due to Covid-19 do not make a promising environment for selling homes. Despite these challenges, property developer Glomac Bhd is intensifying sales and gain sustainable earnings via digital marketing for the financial year (FY) 2021 for its strong … Continue reading Glomac to intensify sales via digital strategies

MAHB aspires to transition into a digital airport operator

12 September 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is joining global airports to become a digital airport operator with the adoption of new technology and processes via close collaboration with stakeholders including airlines and government agencies. Group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the airport operator did not foresee complications in implementing … Continue reading MAHB aspires to transition into a digital airport operator

MAHB’s network of airports surpasses 3.0mil mark in passenger traffic in August

11 September 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) airline partners has continued increasing flight frequencies and adding new routes for both commercial and cargo operations last month. The airport operator said this had led to a steady increase in monthly total passenger movements surpassing the one million mark from July onwards. MAHB handled 1.4 million … Continue reading MAHB’s network of airports surpasses 3.0mil mark in passenger traffic in August

Malaysians Stranded In KLIA For Hours After Being Denied Entry Over Travel Ban Confusion

9 September 2020 Apparently, there was confusion if the new entry ban applied to Malaysians. After the entry ban from 23 countries into Malaysia took effect on 7 September, confusion was abound at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as many Malaysians found themselves stranded for hours with Immigration denying their entry. What you need … Continue reading Malaysians Stranded In KLIA For Hours After Being Denied Entry Over Travel Ban Confusion

MAHB targets RM280m in retail sales via online platform

8 September 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) aims to achieve at least 10% of total airport retail sales in the next several years through its new e-commerce platform, shopMYairports. Known as the country’s first travel-retail online platform, shopMYairports will provide airport retailers with the opportunity to expand their market beyond a brick-and-mortar set-up at … Continue reading MAHB targets RM280m in retail sales via online platform

M’sian passengers arriving from UK stranded at KLIA amidst confusion on new ruling on foreign arrivals

7 September 2020 About 50 Malaysians who arrived from the United Kingdom (UK) were stranded at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) amidst confusion among the authorities and claims there were no hotel rooms to quarantine them in. The passengers who arrived at about 6.30am on Monday (Sept 7) said that when they disembarked, they … Continue reading M’sian passengers arriving from UK stranded at KLIA amidst confusion on new ruling on foreign arrivals

Covid-19: 1 new positive case in Sarawak today with imported case from Philippines

28 August 2020 One new Covid-19 positive case, an imported one, was reported in Sarawak today, bringing the total cumulative tally of cases to 697, announced Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the new case was reported in Bintulu involving a 42-year-old Filipino, who works as an “Able … Continue reading Covid-19: 1 new positive case in Sarawak today with imported case from Philippines

Prasarana receives first train delivery via long-range heavy transporter cargo aircraft

25 August 2020 Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) has today received its fifth train from Bombardier Transportation, having transported by air on the long-range heavy transporter cargo aircraft, Antonov An124-100. With 84-tonne payload, the delivery of the four-coach Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 marked the first train being transported by air in Southeast Asia, having travelled 15,837km … Continue reading Prasarana receives first train delivery via long-range heavy transporter cargo aircraft

Sold out in two days: KLIA’s first Airport Staycation with exclusive visit to fire station, ‘pinup’ firemen

25 August 2020 In an effort to turn Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) into a destination of its own, Malaysia Airports will be having its first airport staycation this weekend. Collaborating with Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA and Airport Fire Rescue Service (AFRS), the promotion will be on for three days from August 29 to August 31. … Continue reading Sold out in two days: KLIA’s first Airport Staycation with exclusive visit to fire station, ‘pinup’ firemen

Zainun Ali makes way for new MAHB chairman, with much still left to be done

20 August 2020 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) last week became the latest government-linked company (GLC) to announce a changing of the guard, with chairman Tan Sri Zainun Ali passing the mantle to former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, adding to growing criticism over the appointment of politicians to statutory bodies … Continue reading Zainun Ali makes way for new MAHB chairman, with much still left to be done

42 foreign airlines confirm to resume ops at KLIA by 2020

24 August 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd has received confirmations from 42 foreign airlines to resume their operations by this year, subject to the full re-opening of the borders for Malaysia and the origin countries. They include Royal Brunei Airlines, which has planned to recommence their flight to Kota Kinabalu International Airport immediately once the … Continue reading 42 foreign airlines confirm to resume ops at KLIA by 2020

US-Bangla to add another flight on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur route from Sept 1

23 August 2020 US-Bangla Airlines, one of the largest private airlines in Bangladesh, is introducing an extra flight on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur route from September 1. “A total of three flights will operate on the route from September 1,” the company said in a statement. At present, their flights are leaving for Kuala Lumpur International Airport … Continue reading US-Bangla to add another flight on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur route from Sept 1

Bangladeshi interviewee from Al Jazeera documentary deported from Malaysia tonight

21 August 2020 Bangladeshi national, Md Rayhan Kabir, who was interviewed in the Al Jazeera documentary titled Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown has been deported to his home country tonight. He was brought to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here at about 9pm by Immigration officers. Md Rayhan, 25, who was carrying a sling … Continue reading Bangladeshi interviewee from Al Jazeera documentary deported from Malaysia tonight

MAHB creates market for Bumiputera throughout its network of airports

20 August 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is creating a market for bumiputera to promote their products across the airport operator’s network of airports. MAHB has partnered with Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) to share retail opportunities available at the airports with members of the Bumiputera Retailers Organisation (BRO). MAHB group chief executive officer … Continue reading MAHB creates market for Bumiputera throughout its network of airports

Khairuddin tells critics to await Health Ministry statement over his alleged quarantine violation

20 August 2020 Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has urged all to wait for a Health Ministry (MoH) statement over his alleged violation of a 14-day mandatory quarantine order before commenting on his case. The Kuala Nerus Member of Parliament is alleged to have violated his compulsory isolation period … Continue reading Khairuddin tells critics to await Health Ministry statement over his alleged quarantine violation

MAB to provide MRO services

18 August 2020 The partnership with PPS will allow it to be a one-stop shop in the region for turboprop operators looking for reliable, high quality and fast services MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Piedmont Propulsion Systems LLC (PPS) to work together in providing aircraft propeller maintenance, repair … Continue reading MAB to provide MRO services

AirAsia resumes KL-Singapore flights under RGL scheme

18 August 2020 AirAsia resumed its Kuala Lumpur to Singapore flights today, allowing cross-border travel for essential and official travellers, following the implementation the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme by both countries. AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said both countries have taken relentless efforts and strict discipline in containing the spread of Covid-19, and the … Continue reading AirAsia resumes KL-Singapore flights under RGL scheme

RMCO: 286 SOP violators arrested

17 August 2020 Authorities have recorded 286 people who flouted the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) and its standard operating procedures (SOP) on Sunday. Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement today said of the total, 44 had been remanded, while 242 others were slapped with compounds. Among the offences include … Continue reading RMCO: 286 SOP violators arrested

Malaysia Airlines, Piedmont in pact to jointly offer MRO services in Malaysia, US

17 August 2020 Malaysia Airlines Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Piedmont Propulsion Systems to work together in providing aircraft propeller maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) in both Malaysia and the US. Piedmont is a North Carolina, US-based company that provides aircraft propeller MRO and the world’s only maintenance organisation with … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines, Piedmont in pact to jointly offer MRO services in Malaysia, US

Travellers stranded at KLIA yesterday sent to quarantine stations, says senior minister

14 August 2020 A group of 104 individuals who were stranded at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after arriving on a flight yesterday have been sent to quarantine stations, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said their flight was not in the original schedule of arrivals, and the authorities … Continue reading Travellers stranded at KLIA yesterday sent to quarantine stations, says senior minister

Malaysia Airports speeding up washroom refurbishments at KLIA, klia2

12 August 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has refurbished the washrooms at the country’s main gateway, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, commonly known as KUL. This includes both terminals under KUL, namely KLIA and klia2. Speaking to FMT, Mohd Arif Jaafar, the acting senior general manager of MAHB subsidiary Malaysia Airports Sepang, said the … Continue reading Malaysia Airports speeding up washroom refurbishments at KLIA, klia2

Passenger traffic in July up 3-fold

12 August 2020 TOTAL passenger numbers at Malaysian airports increased more than threefold to 1.3 million with aircraft movements doubling to 22,600 in July 2020, according to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). The airport operator attributed the increase to domestic travel by locals since the opening of domestic tourism as well as a reflection of … Continue reading Passenger traffic in July up 3-fold

Air travellers glide through the ‘new normal’ at Malaysia Airports

11 August 2020 Travellers have lauded Malaysia Airports for the smooth process in handling airline passengers despite comprehensive procedures required under the “new normal” conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Avineesh Suppiah, 19, who had flown into KLIA from Penang, told FMT that he was happy with the airport’s efficient procedures and felt very safe. He … Continue reading Air travellers glide through the ‘new normal’ at Malaysia Airports

Refurbishment works on KLIA’s runway 3 completed — MAHB

10 August 2020 The refurbishment works on Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) third runway (Runway 3) to ensure continuous safety of flight operations have been completed, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). The airport operator said comprehensive maintenance works were carried out under the KLIA Runway Sustainability Master Plans. Group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd … Continue reading Refurbishment works on KLIA’s runway 3 completed — MAHB

Covid-19: Sarawak’s streak of imported cases continues today with one new positive case

9 August 2020 Sarawak’s streak of imported Covid-19 cases continues on its third day today with one new positive Covid-19 case recorded in Kuching district. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said this brings the total number of positive cases in the state to 681. It said the latest case involved a Malaysian man who … Continue reading Covid-19: Sarawak’s streak of imported cases continues today with one new positive case

Check Out PDRM & UTK In Action At Their Focus Training For Facing Terrorists In The Field

6 August 2020 We’ve seen foreign police officers in countless movies (usually led by Dwayne Johnson) and news stories fighting terrorists and bad guys and looking all bad*ss, but we rarely get a glimpse into Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) officers when they’re in the line of danger. Well, we’re finally getting a chance to. PDRM … Continue reading Check Out PDRM & UTK In Action At Their Focus Training For Facing Terrorists In The Field

Wisma Putra: 131 Malaysians stranded in Yemen arrive home safely

20 August 2020 The first group of 131 Malaysians reportedly stranded in Yemen since March following the Covid-19 pandemic, arrived safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via a specially chartered Egypt Air flight at 8.34am this morning. Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said the second group of 17 people was scheduled to … Continue reading Wisma Putra: 131 Malaysians stranded in Yemen arrive home safely

Dr Noor Hisham: Health Ministry mulling screening of transit passengers at KLIA

27 July 2020 The Health Ministry is looking into possible Covid-19 screening for airline passengers who use Malaysia or KLIA as a transit point to head to other countries. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this remains an issue of concern since the number of infection cases is on the rise among neighbouring … Continue reading Dr Noor Hisham: Health Ministry mulling screening of transit passengers at KLIA

People returning from overseas not allowed to choose quarantine stations

24 July 2020 People under surveillance (PUS) including foreigners and Malaysians returning from overseas who must undergo a 14-day quarantine at quarantine stations are not allowed to choose the stations. This is according to the ‘Guidelines on the Entry and Quarantine Process for Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) Arriving from Abroad’ effective July 24, 2020, issued … Continue reading People returning from overseas not allowed to choose quarantine stations

1,244 returned yesterday, before start of quarantine at designated stations today

20 July 2020 ALL except one of the 1,244 Malaysians who came back from overseas yesterday were sent home for 14-day quarantine, the last batch allowed to do self-isolation before compulsory quarantine at government-designated centres begins today, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the Malaysians, who returned via the … Continue reading 1,244 returned yesterday, before start of quarantine at designated stations today

No quarantine for frequent West Malaysia-Sarawak travellers

23 July 2020 Frequent travellers between Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon reaching their destinations. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said only travellers arriving from abroad must undergo mandatory quarantine at their final destination. He said this includes individuals transiting at the Kuala Lumpur International … Continue reading No quarantine for frequent West Malaysia-Sarawak travellers

Malaysian Hospitals Prepared For Any Covid-19 Surge: Deputy Minister

23 July 2020 MOH has also recruited 2,000 extra contract health workers under the Economic Stimulus Package to handle the Covid-19 outbreak. Hospitals in Malaysia are expected to be able to accommodate a possible increase of Covid-19 patients, Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said. He said in a written Parliament reply to Ledang … Continue reading Malaysian Hospitals Prepared For Any Covid-19 Surge: Deputy Minister

Mandatory quarantine begins Friday (July 24) for all travellers coming to M’sia

23 July 2020 All incoming travellers into Malaysia will have to undergo mandatory quarantine starting Friday (July 24), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Senior Minister reminded the public that the ruling applied to both Malaysians and non-citizens who had been allowed to come into the country, with the full cost having to be … Continue reading Mandatory quarantine begins Friday (July 24) for all travellers coming to M’sia

Man probed after lying about overseas travel, ditching wristband at KLIA before continuing journey to Tawau

23 July 2020 A man lied about travelling overseas and threw away his wristband at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before continuing his journey to Tawau to avoid home quarantine. Tawau Health Officer Dr G. Navindran said the man, in his 30s, made the confession after he was investigated at the Tawau District Health … Continue reading Man probed after lying about overseas travel, ditching wristband at KLIA before continuing journey to Tawau

Almost 400 Malaysians returned from abroad yesterday, says Ismail Sabri

20 July 2020 Three hundred and eighty nine Malaysians returned home via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 yesterday with all of them ordered to undergo mandatory quarantine in their respective houses. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said they had returned from Indonesia, Vietnam, Qatar, China, Turkey, India, the … Continue reading Almost 400 Malaysians returned from abroad yesterday, says Ismail Sabri

Attempts to smuggle 456m sticks of ciggies foiled in 2020

21 July 2020 The Customs Department (JKDM) have crippled attempts to smuggle 456.03 million sticks of cigarettes worth RM37.33 million, from January to June this year, and successfully prevented duty leakage amounting to RM337.5 million. Customs director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir said a total of 804 cases involving seizures of kretek and white cigarettes, … Continue reading Attempts to smuggle 456m sticks of ciggies foiled in 2020

Govt scraps home quarantine following SOP breaches

21 July 2020 The government has scrapped the home quarantine order for Malaysians returning from overseas as well as new foreign arrivals, who must now serve out their 14-day Covid-19 isolation period at designated quarantine stations. The move follows several cases of People Under Surveillance (PUSs) flouting the strict restrictions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) … Continue reading Govt scraps home quarantine following SOP breaches

Ismail Sabri: Cops say overseas returnees fully complied with home quarantine order

20 July 2020 Authorities recorded full compliance among Malaysians required to undergo home quarantine upon returning from overseas, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic). The Senior Minister (Security) said that police made 1,365 checks on Sunday (July 19) to see if those who were ordered to undergo home quarantine had fully complied with the … Continue reading Ismail Sabri: Cops say overseas returnees fully complied with home quarantine order

The future of travel: How the pandemic is changing airports

20 July 2020 Cleaning robots, sanitising booths, blood tests, and contactless-kiosks – the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the airport experience worldwide. As border restrictions begin to ease, airports and airlines are looking to restore confidence in travel by redesigning the passenger journey. Airports have adopted a slew of new measures to deal with a new … Continue reading The future of travel: How the pandemic is changing airports

383 individuals detained yesterday for violating RMCO – Ismail Sabri

20 July 2020 THE Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) detained 383 people for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) yesterday, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture). In a statement today, Ismail Sabri said of this number, 32 people were remanded while 351 were issued compounds. “Among the offences include pub … Continue reading 383 individuals detained yesterday for violating RMCO – Ismail Sabri