Malaysia Morning News For June 9

Malaysia Morning News For June 9

Malaysia morning news

Tourists to pay more for accommodation in Malaysia with new tourism tax
TRAVELLING to Malaysia is about to get more expensive thanks to a new tourist tax which comes into effect in August.
— News.com.au

Malaysia’s Proton faces uphill climb back to ‘national’ stature
Even with support from Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings has a difficult route to travel amid stalling sales at home as well as the duo’s underwhelming brand power abroad.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Malaysian incubator signs deal to boost China’s halal exports
A Malaysian technology and energy incubator has agreed to collaborate with companies in Hong Kong and China to produce and market halal-certified foods internationally.
— Food Navigator Asia

Malaysia’s green envoys out to stamp their mark
As Malaysia unveils its glittering country pavilion at the Expo 2017 at Astana tomorrow, two eager beavers will stand out.
— The Star Online

NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub
Japan’s biggest food manufacturer has chosen Malaysia to be its hub for halal exports, in partnership with a Malaysian chicken major.
— Food Navigator Asia

Terengganu Gives RM500 Bonus To Civil Servants
A total of 6,230 civil servants in Terengganu will receive a bonus of RM500 each as preparation to celebrate the Aidilfitri.
— Bernama

Little Movement Tipped For Malaysia Shares
The Malaysia stock market has ticked lower in two straight sessions, dipping almost 6 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just above the 1,785-point plateau and the market is looking at another flat lead for Friday.
— Markets Insider

Report dismissing ‘low salt’ benefits slammed by dietitians
Consumer group moots ‘traffic light system’ for labels on food items, to make it easy for people to know whether food items are healthy or otherwise.
— Free Malaysia Today

Groups call for long-term solution to tackle rising obesity in country
Employers and medical groups want a long-term solution to tackle obesity after Malaysia was found to have the highest prevalence of the condition in South-East Asia.
— The Star Online

Archidex enters its 18th year with aim to raise industry efficiency
THE International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (Archidex) is back for its 18th edition from July 19 to 22 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
— The Star Online

Five Malaysian public research varsities listed in top 1% universities worldwide
All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top 1% universities worldwide.
— The Star Online

Death for nine Filipinos over 2013 Malaysia invasion
Nine Filipinos who were part of an armed group that invaded and occupied part of Malaysian Borneo in 2013, in an episode that left scores dead, have been sentenced to hang.
— Malay Mail Online

Minimal Concern For Malaysian Companies Operating In Qatar
Analysts are minimally concerned about Malaysian companies operating in Qatar in sectors such as aviation, tourism and airport handlers.
— Malaysian Digest

Malaysian durian sector needs more competition
Top Fruits is a Malaysian export company that was founded in 1986 and is focused on marketing durian. “We also work with other tropical fruits, like jackfruit and mangosteen, but our main product is durian. We’re currently supplying durian for the processing sector in China, such as for ice-cream and bakery products,” says Iris Tan of Top Fruits.
— Fresh Plaza

MACC’s 8-hour raid on Felda ends, officers seen taking boxes, bags
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) raid on the Federal Land Authority (Felda) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur has ended after about eight hours.
— Malaysiakini

 

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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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