Malaysia Morning News For April 30

Malaysia Morning News For April 30

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia’s auto industry to become smarter sector
The automotive industry will become a smarter sector and be equipped with high-end technology in the future.
— The Malaysian Reserve

From dead voters to blackouts: Malaysia braces for ‘filthy’ poll
“Phantom” voters, electoral roll tampering, mysterious power blackouts during recounts — Malaysian activists are gearing up to battle widespread cheating at what they fear will be the dirtiest election in the country’s history.
— Bangkok Post

Property sector stands to benefit post-GE14: MIDF Research
Property stocks are expected to benefit from the spillover effect post 14th General Election (GE14) if the outcome turns out to be favourable to the market, according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia targets RM80b palm oil exports in 2018
The government targets RM80 billion in palm oil exports this year, thanks to higher volume and firm pricing, according to the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry.
— New Straits Times

Voting for Islamisms beyond the ballot box
This 14th general election (GE14) is not so much a contest between Malays and non-Malays, Muslims and non-Muslims, Islamists and secularists, but more about various competitions of ideas among Muslims of different backgrounds.
— New Mandala

GE14 an opportunity for people to earn extra income
For some people, the current election season is also a time to generate a side or additional income, especially through poster printing business.
— Malay Mail

AmBank committed to driving business forward
AMMB Holdings Bhd remains fully committed to driving its banking business (AmBank Group) forward despite its major shareholders looking set to exit the group.
— The Sun Daily

Nestle Malaysia looks set for another good year
A CONSISTENT performer and market leader in the food and beverage (F&B) industry, Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd is on track for another strong performance this year.
— The Star Online

Auditor issues disclaimer of opinion on TH Heavy’s FY17 financial reports
Practice Note 17 (PN 17) company TH Heavy Engineering Bhd’s (THHE) independent auditor Messrs Deloitte PLT has expressed a disclaimer of opinion on its audited financial statements ended Dec 31, 2017.
— The Sun Daily

Bank Negara adds IPG Capital, Spot Gold Scheme to alert list
Bank Negara Malaysia has added IPG Capital and Spot Gold Scheme to its Financial Consumer Alert list.
— The Star Online

Supporters hit the streets as Malaysia election campaign to start
Flag-waving supporters marched in Malaysia on Saturday as candidates registered to run in hard-fought elections next month, with campaigning set to officially start later in the day.
— The Business Times

Malaysia election: Artist fights back against Najib Razak’s attempts to make life difficult for opponents
Dressed all in black, the veteran activist looks around to check who’s watching before he slaps a sticker of his own design on a power pole.

‘Claim can affect aviation industry’
TUN Dr Mahathir Moha-mad’s allegation that his plane was sabotaged has prompted fears of a backlash against the country’s aviation industry.
— New Straits Times

Don: Management of Malaysia’s economy is good
The establishment of new policies and proper management of the cost of living are vital to ensure economic sustainability, according to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia vice-chancellor Professor Tan Sri Noor Azlan Ghazali.
— The Star Online

BN political reform in Selangor involves over 71pc new faces
Banking on more than 71 per cent new faces in the 14th General Election (GE14) this time around is seen as a political reform by the Barisan Nasional (BN) to recapture Selangor.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia remains attractive destination for foreign talent
Malaysia is seen as an attractive location in attracting foreign talent as the government’s aim of achieving high-income status is well-publicised, along with its foreigner-friendly policies.
— The Sun Daily

Chong gets busy with campaign in Seremban
MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon who is making his election debut wasted no time in kicking off his campaign trail to win Seremban for Barisan Nasional.
— The Star Online

Tian Chua not filing election petition in court
Though Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah has told Tian Chua to file a petition in court over his disqualification from the general election, the former Batu member of parliament said he will not be doing so.
— New Straits Times

‘A very dangerous game’: Anti-China sentiment echoed on Malaysia’s east coast ahead of election
For the first time in more than 10 years, Chan Thong Wai managed to cut himself a deal with a big contractor from China.
— Channel NewsAsia

MAPEX 2018 offers RM1 billion worth of properties
Malaysia Property Expo (MAPEX 2018) which runs until Sunday, offers RM1 billion worth of properties involving 40 developers.
— New Straits Times

Right strategy boosts BN’s chances to capture KL seats — analysts
Three-cornered fights in eight out of 13 Federal Territory Parliamentary constituencies in the 14th general election (GE14) has enhanced the notion that Barisan Nasional (BN) is poised to seize more seats from the opposition.
— The Edge Markets

RHB Investment Bank named best retail equities participating organisation
RHB Investment Bank Bhd (RHBIB), the investment banking arm of RHB Banking Group, won two awards at the recent Bursa Excellence Awards 2017 held on March 29, 2018.
— New Straits Times


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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