KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is finalising payment to developers of the MySejahtera app after its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model expired on March 31 this year, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said this in a written reply dated Sept 21 to Alice Lau (PH-Lanang), who asked how much the MySejahtera app cost.
Ismail said no payments had been made to the developers yet.
"However, in line with the importance of MySejahtera as a national app in the Covid-19 pandemic management that can still be improved, the government decided to make payments beginning April 1,"he said.
Ismail said the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu), is currently finalising payment methods and details togetRead More »
PETALING JAYA: The role of National Recovery Council (NRC) chairman comes with a wide scope of power, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic), adding that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told him to "do as he used to before".
The former prime minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president said he met Ismail Sabri last week to seek clarification on his field of authority as NRC chairman.
Muhyiddin said there was now a difference in his role as NRC chairman compared to when he chaired it as prime minister.
"There is a difference in the perspective of power, authority and so on. But the good thing is that the Prime Minister told me "buat macam dulu" (do as you used to).
"This means that if there are any decisiRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya has spent more than RM1mil on the offices of ministers and deputy ministers at the Prime Minister's Department.
In a Parliamentary reply, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob stated that a total of RM1,073,580 was spent on renovations and also to replace old furniture using three contractors.
The total sum consists of renovations costing RM145,977 and new furniture coming up to RM254,733 at the offices of ministers and deputy ministers under the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak affairs), with contracts going to Sega Elektrik Sdn Bhd.
Another RM380,000 was spent on renovations and RM90,000 to replace old furniture at the de facto law minister's office, with contracts going to Puncak Interaktif Sdn Bhd.Read More »
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has fully vaccinated 80% its adult population, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
However, he said that the fight against Covid-19 continues.
"Congratulations! Malaysia has achieved 80% full vaccination of its adult population," he said on Tuesday (Sept 21).
According to the CovidNow website, 79.6% or 18,646,795 of the country's adult population had been vaccinated as of noon on Sept 21.
The website also stated that 93.1% of the adult population or 22,097,565 individuals had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Malaysia had initially set the target of fully vaccinating 80% of the country's adult population by October under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed Bill to penalise MPs who party-hop is in line with the spirit of the Malaysian Family concept mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, says former deputy Dewan Rakyat speaker Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
At a meeting with Ismail Sabri at Parliament on Monday (Sept 20), she declared her support on anti-party-hopping initiatives and other Parliamentary reforms.
"I'm confident that the Sacking of Members of Parliament Bill 2021, which I proposed is in line with the spirit of the Prime Minister's Malaysian Family concept," she told the media later.
On behalf of the Pengerang Umno division, Azalina also congratulated Ismail Sabri on his appointment as the country's ninth prime minister.
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PETALING JAYA: Approximately 3.6 million B40 families are set to receive Covid-19 care packages from the government containing self-test kits and pulse oximeters, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the government has allocated over RM471.6mil to provide the Covid-19 Care Package (PPC) to Keluarga Malaysia's B40 group as a way to help them prepare for life in an era when Covid-19 is endemic.
"These efforts, among others, are aimed at easing the financial burden of B40 households and training them to cultivate new norms while at the same time helping to protect their families from Covid-19," said Ismail Sabri.
He added that the distribution of the PPC will begin with Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) recipients who are already marRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The relaxation to allow operation of kindergartens from last Friday includes all private kindergartens and kindergartens at private schools, international schools and expatriate schools that are registered with the Education Ministry.
As announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob last Wednesday, the Ministry explained that the relaxation covers states in Phases One and Two of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) and for pupils aged four to six whose parents or guardians are working.
"The operation of these kindergartens is subject to classroom capacity with the required physical distancing," the Ministry said in a statement.
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PETALING JAYA: The government will channel a total of RM500mil to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through the Prihatin Special Grant (GKP) 4.0 beginning Sept 21, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Prime Minister said that the grant, which is a component of the Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih), will benefit more than one million recipients.
The RM500 aid for the SME will be channelled twice - in September and November.
Ismail Sabri said the aid will be channelled directly into the bank accounts registered with the GKP system and that the status of the GKP 4.0 can be checked at gkp.hasil.gov.my.
He added that so far, RM6.08bil has been channelled to the SMEs under the GKP since the Covid-Read More »
PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya is currently drafting amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355) to increase the power of the Syariah Court, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
"Throughout 2020 and 2021, the government, through the Islamic and Civil Law technical committee form by the Rulers Conference at a National Ceremony for Islamic Affairs (MKI), had a series of meeting to discuss RU355 in various aspects, particularly the legislation aspect, bills and hukum syarak (Islamic laws) so that RU355 is more comprehensive and is able to empower the Syariah Court.
"Once RU355 is finalised, it will be tabled to states in the Conference on the Coordination of Islamic and Civil Law."
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KOTA KINABALU: To commemorate the 58th Malaysia Day, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has pledged to allocate more than RM9bil for Sabah and Sarawak as he affirms his government’s commitment to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
In his first official visit to the state as Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri said RM4.66bil will be set aside for Sabah and RM4.47bil for Sarawak.
“It is being channelled under the 12th Malaysia Plan’s (12MP) Rolling Plan 1 for the 2021 development allocation, which will be presented to Parliament on Sept 27.
“This development allocation is one of the highest among the states, a testament to the government’s commitment towards improving the economic growth and prosperity of the people of Sabah and Sarawak.
“WiRead More »