CMCO in Klang and three areas in Sabah from Oct 9

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be imposed in Sandakan, Papar and Tuaran in Sabah, and Klang in Selangor beginning Oct 9 to check the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the CMCO would be enforced for 14 days in these red zones to enable targeted case detection activities to be carred out. Movements in and out of these four CMCO areas will be banned. Only essential services including factories and the related services network will be allowed. The International Trade and Industry Ministry will list the type of essential services allowed in the affected areas. Ismail Sabri said no sports, social and religious activities would be allowed while taxi, e-hailing and food delivery services can operate only from 6am to 8pm. (The Edge)

e-Tanah online system offers people-centric services for homeowners

The Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory e-Tanah online platform continues to offer people-centric services, providing comprehensive customer service facilities to members of the public. Federal Territories director of Lands and Mines Office, Muhammad Yasir Yahya, said the e-Tanah system is a comprehensive one-stop service platform that acts as a single point of contact for its customers. Services include payment of quit rent and parcel rent, private title search and strata search, land application and online application status review. Muhammad Yasir said the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory e-Tanah platform provides an integrated online search system, the Single Windows Search (SWS), to facilitate real estate transactions in Kuala Lumpur. Implemented in phases, the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory e-Tanah system contains nine main modules that encompasses the entire land administration transactions such as land disposals, land developments, registration of title, transfers, land acquisition, public auctions and land revenue collection. (Bernama)

Property glut in Iskandar Malaysia could ease if there is rail connectivity to Singapore

The property glut in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor could ease with the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (KL-Singapore HSR) service. Market research firm Datamine said the property glut in the Iskandar region is due to multiple barriers particularly connectivity. Founder and head of research Jerren Lai said inefficient connectivity with Singapore like the delayed Rapid Transit System (RTS), Puteri Harbour ferry connection to Singapore HarbourFront, and the KL-Singapore HSR were major barriers preventing demand from reaching supply. Both Malaysia and Singapore are expected to meet in December to decide on the future of the proposed KL-Singapore HSR. Lai said the area surrounding the JB CIQ is the most significant property hotspot in Iskandar Malaysia. Properties in the area were within 15 minutes’ walking distance to the CIQ hub where the future RTS would be located. (NST Online)

Bina Puri JV wins RM1b package of Thai high-speed rail project

Bina Puri Holdings Bhd’s joint-venture company has won a RM1.03bil bid for part of the high-speed railway project to connect Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The construction company announced on Wednesday its unit Bina Puri Sdn Bhd, through SPTK Joint Venture Company Ltd won the package under phase one for the Khok Kruat-Nakhon Ratchasima section. “The contract value is 7.75bil baht (RM1.03bil). A total of 26 projects with approximate value of RM2bil have been completed by Bina Puri in Thailand since 2003, ” it said. The total length of the package is 13.68km, comprising a 12.38km railway route. It also involves building a new station and the renovation of an existing station. The scope of works including earthwork, retaining wall, noise barrier, piling work, railway structures, building services, electrical and mechanical work, road work, piping and drainage work, and utilities. (The Star Online)

MyTravelPass applications can be made from Oct 8

Beginning today, applications to enter and exit the country for Malaysians and foreigners, during the Restoration Movement Control Order (RMCO) until Dec 31, can be done via MyTravelPass which can be accessed at the Immigration Department website. Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that the approval process for applications made under MyTravelPass will take about five working days. The categories of applications that can be submitted through MyTravelPass include the reciprocal green lane (RGL) pass; periodic commuting arrangement (PCA) pass; spouse of Malaysian and spouse of permanent resident or residence pass and for dependent visa applications. Other categories include applications for foreign maids and temporary work visit passes, applications for entry by expatriates and applications by foreigners under Malaysia My Second Home ((MM2H), he said. Status of application, whether successful or otherwise, will be sent via email. (Bernama)

Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud (right) and Record and Information technology division director Rosfan Hashim showing the online “my travel pass” to enter and leaves the country application during the press conference in Putrajaya. — MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star