Malaysia Morning News For June 8

Malaysia Morning News For June 8

Malaysia morning news

Najib: RM230m set aside to keep Haj costs down
Tabung Haji will set aside RM230 million this year to ensure the cost of performing the Haj does not go beyond RM10,000, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced. – See more at:
– Malay Mail Online

Report: Refugee children face ‘harrowing’ detention in Southeast Asia
From overcrowding to a lack of medical care, thousands of refugee children are languishing in “dangerous and harrowing” conditions in Southeast Asian detention facilities, according to two charities.
– Free Malaysia Today

Malaysia’s Export Surge Boosts GDP Growth – Najib
Malaysia’s export surge has boosted its gross domestic product (GDP) growth and spurred global confidence in its economy, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.
– Malaysian Digest

Malaysia now home to five of world’s top 300 universities
Five Malaysian universities have emerged among the world’s top 300 best universities, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University rankings for 2018 released today.
– Yahoo Singapore News

Opposition decodes intent behind free decoders
Pakatan Harapan leaders are crying foul over Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement last Tuesday that the government will be giving free digital television decoders to 4.2 million BR1M recipients in phases.
– Free Malaysia Today

Activist: MOH to drop LGBT, gender confusion references in video contest
The Ministry of Health has pledged to remove references to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in its controversial video competition targeting adolescents following a meeting with several activists and members of civil society.
– Malay Mail Online

Traffic offenders settle RM304m in summonses
Traffic offenders have turned responsible and settled their summonses without cops having to come calling.
– Malay Mail Online

Blueprint Will Only Achieve Objectives If Indians Supports Govt In GE14 – Najib
The Malaysian Indian Blue Print which was launched in April will only be fully realised and achieve its objectives if the Indian community continues to support the government in the 14th General Election (GE14), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
– Bernama

Monoculture, Logging Causing Deforestation, Say Environmentalists
With more forest reserves converted to monoculture farming, environmentalists are worried that the trend will not only destroy the forest ecology but also contribute to deforestation.
– Bernama

Malaysia’s CIMB, China Galaxy complete co-ownership deal of stockbroking business
Malaysian bank CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (CIMB), and China Galaxy Securities Co Ltd, have completed their co-ownership deal in CIMB Securities International Pte Ltd (CSI), the holding company of CIMB’s ex-Malaysia stockbroking business.
– Deal Street Asia

Malaysia: Frontier Digital invests $3.5m in classified portals AutoDeal, Propzy
Malaysia’s Catcha-backed Frontier Digital Ventures (FDV) has invested $3.5 million in two online classifieds portals — Philippines’ new car sales portal Autodeal and Vietnam’s transaction-focused real estate classifieds business Propzy.
– Deal Street Asia

2011 Ban on Maids Working in Malaysia Lifted Months Ago
The government lifted a 2011 ban on sending Cambodian maids to Malaysia in January, according to a directive Prime Minister Hun Sen signed late last year, contradicting months of government denials.
– The Cambodia Daily

Qatar Airways offers refund to Malaysian passengers
Qatar Airways will allow Malaysians who have booked its flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain to get a full refund following the diplomatic rift in the region.
– Malay Mail Online

Fuel prices down for next week
The price of RON95 petrol will go down five sen per litre to RM2.05 (from RM2.10), while RON97 will be priced at RM2.31 (from RM2.38) down 7 sen.
– Free Malaysia Today

Malaysian cities among the cheapest in the world for expats
Malaysian cities have maintained their position as among the cheapest in the world for expatriates, an international survey on the cost of living concluded.
– The Star Online

MACC starts probe on FGV
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has begun its investigation into alleged im­­proprieties involving Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), a day after its group president and CEO Datuk Zakaria Arshad was told to take an indefinite leave of absence.
– The Star Online


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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