Malaysia Morning News For January 17

Malaysia Morning News For January 17

Malaysia morning newsTelekom inks MoU with TNB to deliver Nationwide Fiberisation Plan
Telekom Malaysia Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) have teamed up to develop a plan to expand the availability of high speed internet access in the country and bring down the cost of the service.
— The Star Online

Malaysia advances in STEM industries, prepared for Industry 4.0, says government rep
Malaysia has successfully developed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries, a scientific advisor to the Prime Minister said today.
— Malay Mail Online

BMW delivers 12,681 vehicles in 2017
BMW Group Malaysia achieved its finest performance with a total of 12,681 units of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles delivered last year.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia: Sarawak can plant premium export quality MD2 pineapples
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas recently told the media that industry players are now allowed to bring in pineapple suckers, as the government has reviewed its policy.
— Fresh Plaza

Maybank Islamic’s rent-to-own scheme now open to public
Maybank Islamic Bhd’s rent-to-own (RTO) scheme, dubbed HouzKEY, is now open to the public for application.
— The Sun Daily

ACCA appoints new Malaysia country head
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Edward Ling as the Malaysia Country Head with immediate effect.
— New Straits Times

Dacsee optimistic about Malaysian prospects
Ride-sharing platform Decentralized Alternative Cabs Serving & Empowering Everyone (Dacsee) has recruited 4,800 drivers in 10 days, ahead of its official launch in April.
— The Star Online

Malaysia, Singapore sign bilateral transport pact
Malaysia and Singapore Tuesday signed a bilateral agreement to build and run a Rapid Transit System Link, advancing an initiative to boost connectivity between the two Southeast Asian nations.
— Nikkei Asian Review

UMW Oil & Gas unit awarded 3-year Petronas Carigali contract
UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd’s unit UMW Workover Sdn Bhd (UWO) has been awarded a three-year contract by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for an undisclosed contract sum.
— The Sun Daily

Refiners dominate losers list on Bursa Malaysia
Refiners stocks continued to dominate Bursa Malaysia’s losers list in early trade on Tuesday amid higher crude oil prices.
— The Star Online

Smallholders Stage Protest Against EU’s Palm Oil Ban
More than 2,000 oil palm smallholders staged a protest outside the European Union’s (EU) Delegation Office here to call for an immediate withdrawal of the palm oil ban.
— Bernama

Family feud casts cloud over Genting Group empire
At the Gohtong Memorial Park, an exclusive cloud-shrouded hilltop family burial ground on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, resting plots have been earmarked for unborn clan members.
— The Star Online

Blueprint to make Labuan smart, sustainable island city
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is scheduled to launch on Thursday the Labuan Development Blueprint that is designed to turn the duty-free island into a smart and sustainable island city.
— The Sun Daily


Feature photo Bernard Spragg. NZ


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