Malaysia morning news for April 8

Malaysia morning news for April 8

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia, Singapore settle airspace dispute
Malaysia and Singapore have reached an agreement on settling an airspace dispute after several months of negotiations.
VietnamPlus

Why Malaysia needs one law to cover all tobacco products
A former health ministry official has called on Putrajaya to develop an umbrella law on all tobacco products so as to plug loopholes in existing regulations.
— FMT

RM316.9m allocation for construction of rural roads in Sabah
The Rural Development Ministry is committed to further strengthening Sabah’s rural transport network via the implementation of 81 rural road construction projects involving an allocation of RM316.9 million this year.
— Malay mail

German FDI in ASEAN Part III: Malaysia and Myanmar
German investment in the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been increasing steadily and has the potential to grow further in the coming years. In the first part of this five-part article, we analyzed German investment in Brunei and Cambodia, and in the second part, we covered Indonesia and Laos. We next look at Malaysia and Myanmar.
— Asean Briefing

Dr M’s assessment accurate, says Anwar on being rated better than Najib
PKR president Anwar Ibrahim concurs with Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he (Anwar) will make a better prime minister than Najib Razak.
— FMT

UEC: A danger to Malaysia’s national identity?
During its campaigning before the 14th general election (GE14) in Malaysia, the Alliance of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) declared in its manifesto that the coalition would recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) qualification if they were elected into power.
— The Asean Post

Malaysia’s Rome Statute withdrawal due to risk of coup attempt: Saifuddin
Malaysia’s decision to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a political move made to avoid a coup attempt, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said in a media interview on Saturday (April 6).
— The Straits Times

Despite ups and downs, Singapore Malaysia-relationship strong
Despite tensions over various issues escalating from time to time, Malaysia and Singapore are keeping their channels of communication open in efforts to solve bilateral issues.
— New Straits Times

I was cleared of RM10 mil fund transfer, says Tok Mat
The Barisan Nasional candidate for the Rantau by-election, Mohamad Hasan, maintained last night that he had not done anything wrong when he transferred RM10 million to buy an asset in London through a money changer 10 years ago.
— FMT

Senior Engineer, Broadcast Systems – ABU Malaysia
The ABU is seeking an experienced person to fill the position of Senior Engineer – Broadcast Systems.
— Asia Radio Today

MoF: Special extension on voluntary declaration programme
The Cabinet has decided to extend the first phase of the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme (SVDP) until June 30 this year following encouraging feedback from taxpayers.
— Malay Mail

Mardi launches first star fruit clone, ‘Bintang Mas’
The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) today launched the country’s first star fruit hybrid clone, Bintang Mas (Golden Star), which will break into the international market.
— The Sun Daily

PR1MA project in Rantau to be completed in 2020
SEREMBAN: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin today said the unfinished 1Malaysia People’s Housing Scheme (PR1MA) project in Rantau here will be completed by May 2020.
— New Straits Times

Malaysian PM Mahathir says collaborating with Anwar more important than allowing Najib to reign
Working with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting, is more important than allowing Najib Razak to continue administering the country, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
— Asia one

IRB’s reduced penalties period is extended to Sep 2019
The government has instructed the Inland Revenue Board to extend by three months the first phase of the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme (SVDP) to June following encouraging feedback from taxpayers.
— New Straits Times

Advancing gender equality in Malaysia
Heralded by the hashtag #balanceforbetter, this year’s International Women’s Day came with the call to create a gender-balanced working world. While balance is important for all workers throughout an organisation, it is particularly relevant to women who — much more so than their male colleagues — are often expected to strike a balance between career building and homemaking, between bringing home a pay cheque and bringing up the children, and even between ambition and compassion.
— The Edge Markets

Airbus Helicopters picks Malaysia as regional MRO hub
Airbus Helicopters is positioning Malaysia as its regional hub for the maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as training simulation and new completion and deliveries.
— New Straits Times

Govt to further expand household poisoning awareness campaign
The government will further expand the household poisoning awareness campaign at the national level to enhance the public’s awareness of the high percentage of accidents that occurred at home.
— Malay mail

Export growth may moderate to 3.6 pct
Malaysia’s exports growth is expected to moderate further at 3.6 per cent this year from 6.7 per cent in 2018, analysts said.
— New Straits Times

Sarawak PH urges GPs to support amendment Bill
Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chairman Chong Chieng Jen has urged Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs to support the second reading of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 due to be tabled on Tuesday in the Dewan Rakyat.
— FMT

Malaysia’s world court withdrawal due to risk of coup attempt
Malaysia’s decision to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a political move made to avoid a coup attempt, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said in a media interview on Saturday (April 6).
— Asia News

Turkish firearms firm to establish factory in Malaysia
Turkish firearms manufacturing company, Trabzon Gun Industry Co. (TİSAŞ) has signed a preliminary protocol with Malaysia to establish a weapons factory in the country with an investment of $10 million.
— Daily Sabah

Lynas investor lashes Wesfarmers over dealings with Malaysia
A major investor in Lynas Corporation has lashed out at Wesfarmers over its representations to the Malaysian government on the future of the rare earths miner and processor.
— AFR

Top 10 Malaysia Property Developers: A Complete Guide
The Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur were once the world’s tallest buildings. Others since surpassed them. Yet merely taking a quick glance at these impressive structures makes Malaysia’s aptitude for property development clear to anyone.
— Invest Asian

How much is enough for my children’s education?
This is a continuation from our previoust article, addressing the topic of how much do I need to save and what do I need to do to prepare for my children’s education.
— The Borneo Post

‘CMS will not be affected by potential change to Pan Borneo Highway execution’
KUCHING: Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) will not be affected by any potential change to the project execution of Pan Borneo Highway based on the project delivery partner (PDP) model.
— The Borneo Post

Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme for taxpayers extended
PETALING JAYA: Errant taxpayers will now get to enjoy a special low-rate penalty if they disclose any previously undeclared income by June 30.
— The Sun Daily

 

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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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