Malaysia morning news for December 2

Malaysia morning news for December 2

Malaysia morning newsSabah requests devolution of power in five types of tourism licenses from federal govt
The Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment hopes the request for devolution of power from the Federal government to approve and issue five types of tourism licensing, which has been put on hold, will bear fruit.
— The Sun Daily

Tourism Malaysia targets 92.8 million domestic tourists in 2020
Tourism Malaysia, in collaboration with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) today launched special holiday packages for the year 2020 with a target of 92.8 million local visitors throughout the year.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M: Malaysia to examine ringgit’s fall as import costs sting
Malaysia’s government will discuss a depreciation of the ringgit that is making imports more expensive and raising living costs, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, addressing one of the biggest criticisms.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s top 100 co-ops hold RM123.2b in assets
The country’s top 100 co-operatives (co-ops) have combined assets totalling RM123.24 billion as of this year, according to the Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission (SKM).
— The Sun Daily

D-G lists Mandarin, English proficiency among ways to make Malaysia’s immigration world class
Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud outlined three key focus areas to make the Malaysian Immigration Department world-class by 2020.
— Malay Mail

Citizenship laws prove that Malaysia’s gender equality is only surface level — Jasmine Cho
On the surface, Malaysia seems to be making strides when it comes to the status of women in society. The pay gap is improving, there has been an extension of paid maternity leave, and more women are in positions of power than ever before.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia uses up crowdsourced ‘Hope Fund’ to repay 1MDB debt
Malaysia’s Hope Fund has been exhausted as the government used all 205 million ringgit ($49 million) it raised from the public to pay off some of 1MDB’s debt, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.
— DealStreetAsia

Australia signs co-production pact with Malaysia
A new co-production treaty between Australia and Malaysia is expected to instigate the first-ever live action feature film collaborations between the two countries.
— IF

E-cig groups launch nationwide petition to push for govt regulation in sale and use of nicotine vape
Groups representing e-cigarette or “vape” traders today launched an initiative to urge the federal government to introduce regulations in relation to the sale and use of nicotine vape in Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

In the new Malaysia, no room for the old communist bogey
The prime minister was right when he asked “why must there be so much fuss about bringing back the ashes of communist leader Chin Peng to Malaysia”.

Malaysia’s $2b plan to buy out toll operations faces setback
A contentious multi-billion-dollar plan by Malaysia’s Finance Ministry to wrest control of a clutch of highway toll operations that has been ranked as the country’s largest corporate deal for this year is coming unstuck.
— The Straits times

Perak MB: Increase in state’s income not from entertainment centres
The increase in the Perak state government revenue is not only due to non-tax revenue collection involving billiard and liquor premises licenses.
— Malay Mail

Penang MMEA flags down fishing boat for violation of licence conditions
The Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Class C fishing boat at 13.2 nautical miles southwest off Pulau Kendi near here, for violating licence conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to examine ringgit’s fall as import costs sting: Mahathir
Malaysia’s government will discuss a depreciation of the ringgit that is making imports more expensive and raising living costs, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday (Nov 30), addressing one of the biggest criticisms of his administration.

Call for Bugis entrepreneurs in Sabah to join chamber
The Sabah Bugis Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DPIBS), a business organization for Bugis community in Sabah, serves as a catalyst for cooperation and unity among Sabah Bugis entrepreneurs towards the development of its members, the State and country.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak’s RM20.8 bln game changer
Lawas oil refinery project to boost state’s economy KUCHING: The proposed USD5 billion (MR20.8 billion) oil refinery in Lawas will be a game changer for development in the northern region of Sarawak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PKR sec-gen: Zakaria offered RM300k allocation from Housing Ministry
PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today alleged that the second allocation of RM300,000 offered to mid-level party leaders by sacked PKR leader Zakaria Abdul Hamid during party elections last year.
— Malay Mail

Just says before PKR congress, Youth leaders demand no-confidence vote against Anwar
The rift within PKR appears to be widening just days before the party’s crucial annual convention, with several of its Youth wing leaders now demanding that a vote of no-confidence be called against president Datuk Seri.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak and Sabah Bomba personnel may apply for Christmas leave
The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) will be coming up with a contingency plan to accommodate its Sarawakian and Sabahan personnel during this year’s holiday season.
— The Borneo Post

Special committee on gig economy looking at ways to prevent mistreatment of workers
The special committee set up by the government to draw up a long-term solution to gig economy-related issues will focus on the welfare of workers and prevent them from being exploited by employers.
— Malay Mail

SEA Games : Wushu exponent Choon How delivers Malaysia’s first gold
Loh Choon How, from the wushu squad, created history for himself when he delivered Malaysia’s first gold medal in the 2019 Philippines SEA Games.
— The Borneo Post

MCMC urges CFM to increase collaboration with varsities
The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) has been urged to increase collaboration with higher learning institutions to organise awareness programmes on issues related to communication and multimedia services.
— The Sun Daily

Cheaper homes, less stress: Why HK residents are making Malaysia their second home
Hong Kong residents who have chosen to move to Malaysia are drawn to this country as their second home for reasons such as property prices that can be five times cheaper and a less stressful environment to live in, financial.
— Malay Mail

Jelajah Borneo to promote Sabah as motoring destination
The State Government has commended the organising of Jelajah Borneo 2019, a high-powered motoring event which strives to promote Sabah as a motoring destination.
— The Borneo Post

Wildlife protection: Education better than enforcement, opines community leader
A local community leader has called upon the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) and other relevant agencies to hold briefings on the prohibition over sales of meat and items derived from wild animals listed under protected species.
— The Borneo Post

METMalaysia issues severe weather warning in east coast
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) has issued a warning on severe weather with heavy rain in Kelantan, expected to continue until tomorrow (Dec 1).
— The Sun Daily

Govt to channel RM29m monsoon season aid to Kelantan smallholders
The government will channel more than RM29 million worth of assistance to rubber smallholders in Kelantan via the Monsoon Season Aid.
— The Sun Daily

RMAF mercy flight brings patient to Besut Hospital
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today conducted a mercy flight to transfer three patients from Kampung Keruak Health Centre in Hulu Besut to the Besut Hospital after several roads were rendered impassable due to the floods.
— The Sun Daily

PKR says sacked duo after MACC prosecutor advised disciplinary action against them
PKR today again explained the sacking of two party members but with full details this time on their role in alleged corruption, also saying that it was the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that had recommended.
— Malay Mail

Very heavy rain expected in several districts in Kelantan and Terengganu
Heavy rains are expected to continue until Monday (December 2) in several districts in Kelantan and Terengganu, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).
— The Sun Daily

DPM: Only one PKR national congress
There will only be one official national congress for PKR, said PKR Advisory Council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— Malay Mail

Several PKR Youth leaders demand no-confidence vote against Anwar
The storm in PKR continues ahead of the party’s convention next week, with several Youth leaders calling for a vote of no-confidence against president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Star Online

DVS: 70 pct of dogs in the state vaccinated against rabies
The Sarawak Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has achieved its target to vaccinate 70 per cent of the estimated 205,000 dogs across Sarawak during ‘Ops Rabies’ which began on March 1 this year.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah Deputy CM: Rubber cash aid given to my cousin
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, who is caught in a social media storm over receiving RM600 under the rubber smallholders monsoon season aid, said the money was given to his cousin, who is looking after his farm.
— The Star Online

Dr Wee to Guan Eng: Stop the political persecution of TAR UC
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been told to stop the political persecution of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC).
— The Star Online

Patriot urges scrutiny into sacking of PKR members, claims issue is of public interest
The sacking of two PKR members, including PKR central leadership council member Zakaria Abdul Hamid, have become a public interest issue, not just an internal party matter, say Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot).
— The Star Online

Destigmatising HIV: Prevention, early treatment key to helping those affected by disease
With the number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases on the rise, it is imperative that more awareness is raised to encourage early initiation of treatment and prevention, said Kuching health officer Dr Azlee Ayub.
— The Borneo Post

Don’t appeal High Court decision in LTTE case if you can’t repeal Sosma, lawyers tell govt
Lawyers have suggested that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration should not appeal against the High Court’s decision to allow DAP assemblyman G. Saminathan to post bail despite being detained under the Security Offences.
— Malay Mail

Council acts against illegal extensions
The illegal extension of shop lots here is quite a serious issue, said Miri mayor Adam Yii.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Health Ministry to probe case of houseman who injured baby while attempting to draw blood
The case of a houseman who allegedly punctured a baby’s hand multiple times after attempting to draw blood will be investigated, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.
— The Star Online

Op Club Rat 2.0: Two police personnel among 345 people detained – Bukit Aman
Two police personnel were among 345 individuals who were detained in an operation code-named Op Club Rat 2.0 throughout the country who were believed to have taken drugs early this morning.
— The Borneo Post


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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