Malaysia Morning News For December 19

Malaysia Morning News For December 19

Malaysia morning newsCall For Medical Travel Warning After Malaysia Cosmetic Surgery Death
An Australian coroner has called on Victoria’s Chief Health Officer to issue a health advisory warning for medical tourism patients following the death of a 31-year-old Melbourne man less than 24 hours after returning from Malaysia were he had undergone ‘extreme makeover’ cosmetic surgery.
— AEC News Today

Malaysia promotes sustainably-produced palm oil in Japan
Malaysia is promoting sustainably-produced palm oil in Japan following the approval of Malaysian timber usage for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
— New Straits Times

Malaysian PM gets likely boost with electoral boundaries ruling
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday likely gained ground ahead of national elections next year when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Election Commission can go ahead with a controversial redrawing of voting boundaries.
— Reuters

Terrorism risks rising in Malaysia as Islamic State militants return
Malaysia’s Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed recently expressed concerns over the threat of returning militants from the Middle East and the Philippines.
— Global Rish Insight

Sri Lanka, Malaysia ink 3 agreements for bilateral cooperation
Sri Lanka and Malaysia signed three bilateral agreements on Monday to expand cooperation in trade and investment, agriculture, and science and technology, a statement from Sri Lanka President’s office said on Monday.
— Xinhua Net

Malaysia, Thailand sign insurance MoU
Bank Negara Malaysia and the Office of Insurance Commission, Thailand had today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance both countries’ insurance sector cooperation.
— The Edge Markets

Alibaba conducts training for Malaysian SMES
World e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has conducted a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce training programme for Malaysia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
— The Edge Markets

Foreign vehicles with dark window tints cannot enter Malaysia
Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the Road Transport Department (RTD) will be instructed to carry out the directive as dark window tints were a clear danger.
— South China Morning Post

Malaysia has no business entering the war in Yemen
There’s a war – a murderous, savage, barbaric, hellish war – raging in Yemen. Images of the suffering and carnage there crop up in our newspapers and on television from time to time but it’s been going on for so long that we are becoming inured to it.
— Malaysiakini

Malaysian firms told to venture into Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is inviting Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) players to tap opportunities in the country, which offers strong value proposition for partnerships.
— New Straits Times

Calls for ‘selective’ and ‘just’ boycott against Israeli products in Malaysia
There have been calls for caution and strategy in boycotts of Israeli-linked products in Malaysia following the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
— Channel News Asia (video)

Honda marks 5 million unit milestone for motorcycle output in Malaysia
Honda Motor Co. has surpassed 5 million units in cumulative motorcycle production in Malaysia in its 60th year of business there, and aims to further boost sales by promoting environmentally friendly models.
— The Japan Times

Iris gets Malaysia Immigration Department maintenance contract
Iris Corp Bhd has secured a RM4.96 million contract from Malaysia’s Home Affairs Ministry for the provision of equipment, software and facial live capture image maintenance services at the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
— The Edge Markets

Palm oil price declines as traders take profit
Malaysian palm oil futures fell almost 1 percent on Monday evening on profit-taking after recording their biggest daily gain in around five months in the previous trading session.
— The Star Online

AirAsia unhappy with move to equalise passenger service charges
Malaysia needs a low-cost airport with a different passenger service charges (PSCs) to allow everyone to have a chance to fly, said AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.
— The Star Online

TNB eyes investment opportunities in renewable energy
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is looking to explore investment opportunities in renewable energy (RE) projects in developed and developing countries, said president/chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Ir Azman Mohd.
— The Borneo Post

Pos Malaysia used to scam victims
The police have uncovered the latest modus operandi of the “Macau Scam” syndicate which now uses the name of Pos Malaysia to dupe its victims.
— The Star Online

Extra security for Malaysia during festive period
Malaysian police are taking extra precautions over national security following the United States’ decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, said national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
— The Straits Times


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