Malaysia Morning News For April 28

Malaysia Morning News For April 28

Malaysia morning news

M’sia named top medical tourism destination for third time
Malaysia has won the Health and Medical Tourism Destination of the Year award for the third consecutive year.
New Straits Times

Bring down tariff to zero, eliminate NTB, Najib tells Asean
The 10-member Association of South-east Nations (Asean) must work vigorously to bring down tariffs in the region to zero and eliminate non-tariff barriers, as there is no other alternative to create a seamless economy, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Malay Mail Online

Malaysia may take action against WhatsApp admins for spreading fake news: Report
WhatsApp group administrators could face legal action in Malaysia if they failed to curb the spread of false information among members, according to national daily Berita Harian.
Channel NewsAsia

UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools
The U.N. children’s agency on Thursday urged Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, following the death of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly abused at a religious school.
Times Colonist

Engtex secures RM60mil pipe supply contract
Leading pipe manufacturer Engtex Group Bhd has secured five contracts worth RM60mil to supply mild steel cement-lined and ductile iron pipes to various water and infrastructure projects undertaken by the government in Johor, Pahang, Kedah and Selangor.
The Star Online

Alliance Bank, Alliance Islamic launch first of its kind loan consolidation service
Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd and Alliance Islamic Bank Bhd today launched the Alliance One Account, the first loan consolidation service of its kind in Malaysia that uses a mortgage product.
New Straits Times

World Bank report: Pemandu biggest government ‘delivery unit’ globally
With over 100 staff, Pemandu is the largest of its kind in the world compared to most “delivery units” that comprise about six to 16 workers, a World Bank Group report said.
Malay Mail Online

Malacca NRD gets cracking on RM10,000 sale of MyKads to foreigners
The Malacca National Registration Department (NRD) has started investigations into the sale of MyKads to foreigners totalling RM10,000.
— Malay Mail Online

HSS Engineers planning to diversify into water and power sectors
HSS Engineers Bhd plans to diversify its business operations both in new vertical markets and geographical locations, moving forward.
— The Star Online

Scomi Engineering to deliver first monorail for Brazil project by Q32017
Scomi Engineering Bhd aims to deliver the first five-car monorail to Brazil’s Line 17 project by the third quarter of this year.
New Straits Times

Why are M’sians investing hard-earned money in Ponzi schemes?
THERE is never a sure thing when it comes to making money. Risk, which ranges from low to high depending on the venture a person gets involved in, is ever present.
The Star Online

Ringgit opens lower against US dollar
The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar this morning as the greenback edged up against other currencies after the European Central Bank left policy and interest rate unchanged.
New Straits Times

Report: Sarawak reviews water tariff
The Sarawak government is studying its water tariff rate that was last reviewed in 1995.
Malay Mail Online

The clown drawing that brought Malaysia’s free-speech fight to Australia
Malaysian graphic designer Fahmi Reza, 38, is using a visit to Australia to draw attention to his court battle with his country’s government, and encourage nationals of his homeland to campaign harder for free speech.

Malaysia Airlines close to launching A380 charter carrier for pilgrim flights
Malaysia Airlines is close to launching a new airline that will use its six Airbus A380s to fly passengers undertaking the Muslim pilgrimages of Haj and Umrah, Chief Executive Peter Bellew said.


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