EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
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EVENING 5: MITI reverses decision on bi-weekly factory testing

Dirty dealings. Corporate battles. Consumer woes. Here are five things you need to know today. 

1. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry has reversed its earlier decision to order manufacturers in areas under the Enhanced MCO to test its workers twice a week. 

2. British American Tobacco (M) Bhd’s net profit for 2QFY21 rose 31% driven by domestic demand growth

3. New daily Covid-19 cases surge on more testing. 

4. Malaysia’s consumer price index rose by 3.4% in June, expanding from a year earlier. 

5. Royal Dutch Shell has launched the sale of its stakes in oil and gas fields it does not operate off the coast of Malaysia.