Malaysia morning news for December 27

Malaysia morning news for December 27

Malaysia morning news

Sarawak to fully enforce smoking, vaping ban from Jan 1 — Penguang
The smoking and vaping ban in all food premises, effective Jan 1, 2020 will be fully enforced by the state Health Department, said Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Datu Dr Penguang Manggil.
–The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s 3rd automotive policy to focus on next-gen vehicles: analyst
Malaysia’s third version of its National Automotive Policy (NAP) will be “the most scrutinised” compared to earlier versions as it will chart the country’s automotive sector over the next decade, but vehicle sales growth is expected to be “tepid” in 2020, Maybank Kim Eng analysts said.
— Business Times

Malaysian banks fare well in 2019 amidst fintech trends, global challenges
Malaysian banks have fared well in 2019 amidst financial technology (fintech) disruption that is reshaping the industry and external headwinds and uncertainties brought by, among others, Brexit and the trade spat between the United States and China.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia’s civil servants up in arms over govt plan to trim allowances of new hires
Tens of thousands of Malaysian civil servants are up in arms over a government plan to trim the allowances of new hires, a move that would reduce their take home pay by as much as 15 per cent.
— The Straits Times

Malaysia as a manufacturing marvel
The current US-China trade war is shaking up the global economic order. The US’ tariffs on Chinese imports are causing China, long the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, to slowly lose its allure.
— FMT

Fiscal sustainability necessary for inclusive growth in Malaysia
Promoting inclusive growth is a priority policy issue in Malaysia and will continue to be a central policy pillar.
— East Asia Forum

Ministry will push for Sarawak’s open house culture to be recognised under Unesco, says Abdul Karim
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry will be looking into the process of getting Sarawak’s ‘open house’ culture to be recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), said its minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Sun Daily

All Petronas stations now supply Euro 4M RON95
All Petronas stations nationwide are now supplying Euro 4M RON 95 fuel, ahead of the Government’s gazetted date on Jan 1, 2020.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia enters new era of economic momentum with Bandar Malaysia revival
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has sent a very clear message to local and global investors that it will continue to maintain macroeconomic stability to drive the economy forward, said IQI Global chief economist Shan Saeed.
— The Star Online

AGV to appeal against dismissal of prosecution’s application to forfeit money seized from Kedah Umno, Habib Jewels
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed an appeal against a High Court decision in dismissing an application by the prosecution to forfeit a sum of RM1.15 million that were seized from Kedah Umno Liaison Committee (Kedah Umno) and Habib Jewels Sdn Bhd.
— Malay Mail

Greater tech capabilities will boost Malaysia’s e-commerce growth in 2020
In Malaysia, the government is keen to support the e-commerce sector through its National E-commerce Strategic Roadmap where measurable efforts will be made to boost overall growth.
— Tech Wire Asia

New plant to commercialise natural products
THE Sarawak Research and Development Council (Sarawak RDC) recently inked a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Curtin Biovalley Sdn Bhd (CBV), a subsidiary of Curtin Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
— New Straits Times

Six questions about: Public Service Department’s critical services allowance cut
The Public Service Department (JPA) recently released a circular announcing a slew of allowance cuts as part of a policy shake-up meant to tighten its annuity system.
— Malay Mail

Ministry investigates increase in price of Indian onions in Perlis
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will investigate the increase in price of Indian onions in Perlis since last September.
— The Sun Daily

In Malaysia, solar eclipse after 21 years
The solar eclipse phenomenon occuring once every several years took place today with a unique difference, as this eclipse took place with both the Sun and Moon in an exactly line with Earth.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to set up a national media council
Malaysia plans to set up a national body to look after media-related matters, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said.
— New Straits times

Malaysia-Bahrain relations set to soar with Gulf Air
The bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Bahrain is set to soar even higher with the inaugural flight of Gulf Air to Kuala Lumpur by July next year, says Charge d’ Affaires of the Bahrain embassy to Malaysia, Maram Anwar Jaafar Al-Saleh.
–The Borneo Post

Year 2019 sees a glimmer of hope towards Kampung Baru development
The year 2019 brought a glimmer of hope towards the solution of Kampung Baru dilemma after the government offered several options to landowners, including a new price of RM1,000 per square foot (sq ft), in its effort to.
— Malay Mail

Number of Sabah flood evacuees remains at 95
Sabah continued to have 95 people at two flood relief centres in Sook, about 40 km from Keningau, as of 8pm today.
— The Sun Daily

Fretting over junior doctors’ fate, MMA petitions for return of critical allowance
The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has launched an online petition demanding the reinstatement of the RM750 critical allowance for new healthcare professionals joining the civil service beginning next year.
— Malay Mail

Transport Ministry takes unpopular measures to ensure safety and well-being of Malaysians, says Loke
Improving public transport services, preparing a more integrated public transport system and giving emphasis on road safety have always been the Ministry of Transport’s (MOT) top priorities in its plans and strategies to.
— Malay Mail

LKIM allocates RM60mil housing aid for fishermen next year
The Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) has allocated RM60mil to build houses for fishermen next year through the Fishermen Resettlement Project (PSN).
— The Star Online

Malaysian banks fare well amidst fintech trends, global challenges
Malaysian banks have fared well in 2019 amidst financial technology (fintech) disruption that is reshaping the industry and external headwinds and uncertainties brought by, among others, Brexit and the trade spat between the United States and China.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor, KL Hokkien Association claims SJKCs undermined with Jawi introduction
The Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Hokkien Association today accused the Education Ministry of deliberately sidelining Chinese vernacular primary schools’ (SJKC) committees in the introduction of Jawi into vernacular schools.
— Malay Mail

Courts should not be the only option for Sarawak’s oil royalty fight, group says
Think tank Suarah Petroleum Group (SPG) today said going to court should not be the only option left to the state government in its pursuit to take back the oil and gas resources found in the state’s territorial waters.
— Malay Mail

DAP rep accuses Pahang govt, BN lawmakers of misleading public on Sungai Ichat operation on farmers
A DAP state assemblyman today accused the Pahang state government and two Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers of misleading the public on the recent enforcement activity in Sungai Ichat against farmers that have been allegedly.
— Malay Mail

Yearender: Haze, rabies outbreak in Sarawak raise safety and health concerns
In 2019, Sarawak saw two catastrophic events which were health-related issues – the transboundary haze and rabies outbreak, raising health and safety concerns in the state.
— The Sun Daily

Water supply fully restored in Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat, Sepang and Putrajaya
Water supply in Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat, Sepang and Putrajaya areas affected by the closure of the Sungai Semenyih treatment plant has been fully restored since noon.
— The Star Online

Let common sense prevail to strengthen ties, KL Archbishop tells Xmas gathering
The Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur today expressed his hope that religious leaders would be sensible in promoting ways to strengthen ties among the people and not drive a wedge between Malaysians of different faiths.
— Malay Mail

Cabinet paper on Sabah Temporary Pass to be tabled next year, says Madius
A Cabinet Paper on the issuance of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to illegal immigrants (PATI) in Sabah is expected to be tabled in the state Cabinet early next year, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.
— Malay Mail

S&P for RM37m industrial property entered by Axis-REIT
Axis Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Axis-REIT) trustee RHB Trustees Bhd has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a property located within the Bukit Raja Industrial Area from Lion Steelworks Sdn Bhd for RM37 million.
— The Sun Daily

AGV to appeal against dismissal of prosecution’s application to forfeit money seized from Kedah Umno, Habib Jewels
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed an appeal against a High Court decision in dismissing an application by the prosecution to forfeit a sum of RM1.15 million that were seized from Kedah Umno Liaison Committee.
— Malay Mail

Court sets Jan 14 for mention of Goldman Sachs Singapore case
The High Court today set Jan 14 next year for mention of the government’s RM27.2 billion (US$6.5 billion) 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bond cases against Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte.
— The Sun Daily

DAP Youth to lodge police reports against Gamis in seven states over ‘unacceptable’ May 13 remarks
A group of DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) members will lodge simultaneous police reports againts the Malaysian Muslim Students Coalition (Gamis) over its provocative remarks on Chinese education group Dong Zong.
— Malay Mail

Tsunami that hit Penang in 2004 will never be forgotten, says father of ‘miracle baby’
Today’s date will always be remembered not only by the people in Malaysia, but also by those in countries that were hit by the 2004 tsunami such as Indonesia, Thailand and India, which claimed the lives of hundreds of.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia kicks off trading on positive note
Bursa Malaysia kicked off the day on a positive note on stronger buying demand as market sentiment was lifted by US-China relations, which appear to be on the mend.
— The Sun Daily

University to revive use of Jawi script next year
Beginning next year, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) will revive the use of the Jawi script at its two campuses – the Sultan Azlan Shah Campus in Proton City and the Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Campus – in an effort to elevate the writing as a national heritage.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s ‘Ice Queens’ enter Antarctica
Members of the All Women Expedition to Antarctica (Aweta) have begun to enter the site of the South Pole.
— The Borneo Post

UPSI to revive use of jawi script next year
Beginning next year, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) will revive the use of the Jawi script at its two campuses — the Sultan Azlan Shah Campus in Proton City and the Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Campus — in an.
— Malay Mail

Domestic Trade Ministry: School items sold at reasonable prices in Melaka
School items are sold at reasonable prices in the state, said Melaka Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Office chief enforcement officer Muhamad Aizudin Mohd Said. So far, he said there had been no complaints.
— Malay Mail

Haze, rabies outbreak in Sarawak raise safety and health concerns
In 2019, Sarawak saw two catastrophic events which were health-related issues — the transboundary haze and rabies outbreak, raising health and safety concerns in the state.
— Malay Mail

Archbishop prays common sense will prevail among leaders in promoting unity
The archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Rev Julian Leow Beng Kim (pix) has expressed hope that religious leaders in the country will be more sensible and rationale in promoting unity among Malaysians of all races and religions.
— The Sun Daily

 

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