MoH ramping up surveillance as Klang Valley and Sarawak hospital admissions increased in last seven days, says Khairy
21 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 21): COVIDNOW data showed that hospital admissions in the Klang Valley and Sarawak increased over the last seven days, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin highlighted on Thursday (Oct 21) in a tweet.
“Our analysis and surveillance will be ramped up,” he added.
Data showed that the past seven-day average trend of hospital admissions in Selangor increased to 365 on Wednesday (Oct 20) from 280 on Oct 13.
Creeping complacency could undo efforts to suppress Covid-19, medical experts warn
21 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Increasingly apparent complacency among Malaysians towards Covid-19 could expose the country to new waves of infections, doctors have warned despite the declining number of new cases reported daily.
The experts told Malay Mail the complacency was also creeping in before the country has seen the possible ramifications of reopening virtually all sectors of the economy.
Schools in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Melaka under Phase Four of NRP to resume classes Nov 1
17 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — The operation of educational institutions under the Ministry of Education (MoE) based on provision under Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) for Melaka, Selangor and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, will take effect only on Nov 1.
For operation of educational institutions based on Phase Three of NRP for Kedah and Kelantan, which are currently under Phase Two of PPN, will start on Oct 31, while those in Penang, Perak and Sabah, will begin on Nov 1.
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC), formerly known as Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council, was incorporated on 14 April 2000 under the Companies Act 1965 as a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC).
MRC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities.
MRC is tasked with undertaking market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber and rubber products in world markets. MRC has overseas offices in the US, China, India, Europe and the Middle East.
MRC’s Inaugural International Webinar on Earthquake Mitigation Technology
MRC will organise its first ever international webinar on earthquake mitigation technology on 27 October 2021 (Wednesday). The half-day webinar entitled “Reducing Structural Damage with Base Isolation for Earthquake Mitigation in Indonesia” is specially designed to cater towards the Indonesian market and it is a continuation of MRC’s efforts to educate and disseminate information about earthquake mitigation technology among industry members, associations and relevant organizations all over the world. The webinar will feature local and international industry experts on earthquake mitigation and High-Damping Natural Rubber Bearings (HDNRB) technology, and it will be held via MRC’s Malaysian Rubber Products Virtual Showcase (MaRViS) platform. If you are interested to attend this webinar, please click here for further information.
MRC to Participate in the Premier Automotive Aftermarket Exhibition
MRC will participate in the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) which will take place at the Sand Expo, Las Vegas, USA from 2 – 4 November 2021. AAPEX will be an avenue for MRC to keep abreast with latest information and updates in the automotive aftermarket segment, particular the North American region. For the record, the AAPEX 2020 physical edition was cancelled by the organizer due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
AAPEX is the premier event representing more than US$2 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry which participants will be able to explore emerging technology, make profitable deals, discover innovative products, receive training, and much more from the industry’s top leaders and experts. The show is expected to draw buyers from automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, programme groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.
Committed to championing the quality and competitive advantages of Made in Malaysia rubber products, MRC will showcase high quality Made in Malaysia rubber automotive components, precured treads and green rubber during AAPEX 2021. Come and visit us at level 2, booth A1566 to explore further opportunities to source high quality rubber products from Malaysia.
Malaysian Rubber Council has successfully organised a webinar titled “FAGT Industry Interaction Session 2021”. About 110 of our fellow industry members leveraged this comprehensive briefing and acquired valuable insights.
Launched in 2019, Fund for Automation and Green Technology (FAGT) aims to steer the rubber product producers, especially the small and medium-sized industries (SMIs), towards greater automation to enhance manufacturing efficiency and improve product quality. MRC provides grants to eligible projects for the adoption of automation and green technology so that Malaysia’s rubber industry can achieve greater sustainability and alleviate its recurring labour shortage problems.
As part of the ongoing efforts to promote FAGT, the online briefing served as a meeting point and platform for information-sharing between the expert panels of FAGT and the rubber industry. Fellow industry members who attended the webinar were assisted in identifying potential technologies to be adopted under the FAGT programme.
They were also fortunate to sit through presentations by ten speakers, including companies that have completed their projects funded under the FAGT programme and expert panels, who gave insightful presentations on available technologies for solar energy, biomass energy, water treatment and automation in the rubber industry.
MRC Kicked Off The Bantuan Prihatin MRC E-Learning Initiative
Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) kicked off the Bantuan Prihatin MRC E-Learning initiative for selected Form Four and Five students among the rubber industry smallholders, B40 category and less fortunate families nationwide. This programme is part of MRC’s Sustainability initiative to scale up education gaps and barriers while facilitating online-based learning and teaching during these unprecedented times.
The Bantuan Prihatin MRC E-Learning aims to support and assist 2,000 students from 375 secondary schools throughout Malaysia needing internet connectivity and digital devices, further helping those sitting for the SPM examinations. Free online tuition classes will also be provided, covering Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Add Maths, English, Bahasa Malaysia, History, Islamic and Moral Studies.
MRC in collaboration with Majlis Pengetua Sekolah Malaysia (MPSM) and Celcom Axiata Berhad, channelled the contributions amounting to RM2.08 million comprising 2,000 electronic devices (Lenovo Tab M8), free internet data plans for 12 months, and online tuition classes for six months through the Mahir Tutor portal.
The distribution of E-Learning devices to schools will take place from 11 to 18 October 2021, covering all states in Malaysia. For each state, the contribution will be presented to respective school principals where they will receive an allocated number of devices and internet data plans, which include Perlis (116), Kedah (150), Penang (115), Perak (150), Selangor (161), Kuala Lumpur (12), Negeri Sembilan (150), Melaka (159), Johor (156), Pahang (193), Terengganu (150), Kelantan (158), Sarawak (170), and Sabah (160).
MRC’s Senior Director of Sustainability Unit, Encik Mohd Fauzi Mohd Ghazali, led the programme in East Coast, starting with the District Education Office in Machang, Kelantan on October 11th, where he presented the Lenovo Tab M8 and Celcom Internet data plan to the Yang Dipertua, MPSM Kelantan and Principal of SM Sains Machang, Tuan Haji Rohzaini Mohd Zain. Also present to witness the event was the Chief District Education Officer of Machang, Tuan Haji Arazmi Seman, and Celcom’s Account Manager, Public Sector, Enterprise Business Unit, Puan Arina Shahzuani.
Special Report on the 12th Malaysia Plan 2021 - 2025: Industries Insist A Lot More Time Needed To Adjust to 15% Foreign Labour Cap
11 October 2021
In tabling the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that, in the long term, the number of foreign workers will be capped at not more than 15% of the country’s total workforce and foreign worker-related enforcement will be strengthened to support this policy.
Eurasian Economic Union Revises Medical Device Registration System
12 October 2021
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, has amended requirements and timeframes for medical device registration and compliance across its economic area.
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