Malaysia morning news for December 26

Malaysia morning news for December 26

Malaysia morning news‘Malaysia a prime gateway to Asean region’
Malaysia is considered a prime gateway to the Asean market by Nordic countries, due to its favourable business environment, good logistics, facilities and access to resources.
— The Star Online

Hubline plans to buy majority stake in aircraft firm for RM14.2mil
Shipping firm Hubline Bhd has proposed to acquire a majority stake in an aircraft company for about RM14.2mil.
— The Star Online

4.5 tonnes of syabu worth RM225 million seized this year
Police seized 4.5 tonnes of syabu (methamphetamine) worth about RM225 million this year, a significant increase compared to the total seizure from 2014 until last year which amounted to 3.6 tonnes.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia must keep up with Revolution 4.0
The Fourth Industry, the Fourth Revolution, Industry 4.0 or Revolution 4.0 – they are all the same thing and we need to keep up with it.
— The Sun Daily

Chinese funds fuelling boom in Malaysia’s durian plantations
As demand for musang king durians grows in China, an increasing number of wealthy Chinese are competing to invest in durian plantations in Malaysia.
— Today Online

‘Unity in diversity’ is Malaysia’s ‘trademark’, DPM tells Xmas gathering
The unity of the diverse Malaysian population is a trademark of the country and its strength, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today at a Christmas celebration.
— Malay Mail

ICA sets up office in Malaysia
The International Compliance Association (ICA) has set up an office in Malaysia to grow its global compliance community.
— The Star Online

Why a merger between Astro and Maxis is being talked about
THERE is much talk that Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd will merge with Maxis Bhd as changes in the operating environment for the satellite pay-TV operator may force major shareholder tycoon T Ananda Krishnan to consider all possibilities.
— The Edge Markets

Pray for a just government that cares for all Malaysians, churches say at Xmas do
Malaysians should pray for the government to be one that is caring towards all citizens and committed to having everyone getting an equal playing field, an organisation representing local churches said today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia fares worst in Asean for nutrition
The consumption of a healthy, balanced diet throughout life is essential to the maintenance of good health and the prevention of malnutrition, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other medical conditions.
— Star2

R.AGE Newsflash: Food Wastage In Malaysia
The average Malaysian throws 1kg of food away everyday, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, when closing the Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-Tourism Exhibition (MAHA) 2018, recently.
— The Star Online

Rebranding necessary for The Hills to diversify its offerings
The rebranding process of The Hills is a necessary step towards creating a workplace community and lifestyle support whereby the local community can grow together.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian operator of Sabiha Gökçen Airport plans to invest 250M euros over 16 years
Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökcen International Airport (ISG), a fully-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airports, continues to grow with new investments.
— Daily Sabah

Sunda straits tsunami: NGOs begin sending aid
The Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organisations (MAPIM) has started sending volunteers to provide basic aid to the areas affected by the tsunami which hit the Sunda Straits, Indonesia, on Dec 22.
— New Straits Times

Sunway to dispose of land and buildings to its REIT
Sunway Bhd has proposed to dispose of selected land and buildings to its real estate investment trust (REIT) for a total cash consideration of RM550mil.
— The Star Online

Malaysian injured in Sunda Strait tsunami
A Malaysian citizen has been seriously injured in the Indonesian tsunami. According to the Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Khairul Umam Masduki sustained injuries on his leg that made him unable to walk in the first moments of the tsunami.
— The Star Online

Upside expected for Ta Ann following new certificate
Upside is expected for Ta Ann Holdings Bhd’s (Ta Ann) timber and plantation divisions which will lead to growth in 2019-2020E earnings, analysts project.
— The Borneo Post

Commercial segment: Klang Valley in oversupply
In an article by, Jones Lang Wootton’s in-house research revealed that a total of 13.332 million sq ft of office space, in the form of 33 office buildings, is scheduled to be completed in the Klang Valley over the next 30 months.


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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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