Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Malaysia Morning News For May 10
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Income tax authorities seize RM126 million from Country Heights boss
Inland Revenue Board seizes money from a fixed deposit account of Lee Kim Yew over taxes owed by Country Heights Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary, Country Heights Sdn Bhd.
— Free Malaysia Today

Corruption perceptions index: 3-year plan to boost nation’s ranking
THE country’s graft-busters have set a three-year deadline for Malaysia to move high up the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
— New Straits Times

Malaysia’s obesity crisis: Time for less talk and more funding for action
“We’re good at publishing obesity plans, but not funding action”: That’s how the president of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia Dr E-Siong Tee has described his country’s efforts at improving health in a nation where one-in-two adults are overweight or obese.
— Food Navigator

Plastic factory loses over RM15mil to enormous blaze
A plastic factory in the Bukit Minyak Light Industrial Park lost more than RM15mil after a fire razed almost the entire building.
— The Star Online

Malaysia And Australia Committed To Address Cross-Border Crime – DPM Zahid
Malaysia and Australia will be more committed in addressing cross-border crimes, including on issues pertaining to illegal immigrants involving both countries, through border patrol training, exchange of intelligence information and closer cooperation.
— Bernama

Marriage with foreigners permissible to avoid illicit sex: Pahang Mufti
Marriages between locals and foreigners are permissible in Islam, especially in Pahang, to prevent illicit sex.
— New Straits Times

Fewer Malaysians returning under TalentCorp scheme
The number of skilled Malaysians returning from abroad under Talent Corporation Malaysia’s (TalentCorp) programmes are steadily reducing, while its recruitment of foreign talents are on the rise.
— Malaysiakini

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UMNO Must Intensify Educational Programe To Raise Quality Of Members – Annuar
UMNO is perceived to be still weak in inculcating the spirit and philosophy of the party, especially among the young generation, said its Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— Bernama

Malaysia-Laos Trade To Continue Growing In Two Digits – MITI
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is confident that trade between Malaysia and Laos will continue to grow in two digits this year despite the challenging economic landscape.
— Bernama

DAP rep begs to differ on live telecast of sultan’s speech
Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, in his opening speech at the state assembly last Thursday, stated his disapproval against proposals for live telecast of the sitting.
— Malaysiakini

Sarawak to raise tax on hill timber by more than 6,000%
The state expects an extra RM300 million annually from the increase in the premium but hopes to ban such exports totally in the near future.
— Free Malaysia Today

Malaysia to be location shoot for Bruce Lee biopic and Hollywood version of Sarawak rajah
An authorised biographical film on martial arts legend Bruce Lee’s younger days will be shot in Malaysia, while an Oscar-nominated director will direct a Hollywood movie on Sarawak colonial rulers.
— Malay Mail Online

Go online to further business growth, SMEs told
SME Corp Malaysia (SME Corp) is encouraging more entrepreneurs to do business online as it carry out its nationwide roadshow from May 18.
— New Straits Times

Five men with parang rob diners of RM29,745 at ‘safe’ restaurant
Diners thought they were eating at a seemingly secure commercial area in Taman Melawati when five men with parang stormed into the restaurant and snatched the belongings of everyone there.
— The Star Online

 

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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today
Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005. Between November 2004 and February 2011 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. Since 2010 she has worked as a freelance screen writer for 'Nollywood', Nigeria.
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