Malaysia morning news for December 5

Malaysia morning news for December 5

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s trade surplus rises 2.8% in October 2019 at RM17.33b
Malaysia’s trade surplus in October 2019 rose 2.8% to RM17.33 billion, compared with RM16.85 billion registered in October 2018, the 264th consecutive months of trade surplus since November 1997.
— The Sun Daily

Penang posts highest manufacturing investments in a decade
Penang has recorded its highest number of total approved manufacturing investments in a decade when the state brought in RM13.3 billion worth of capital in the first nine months of this year.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians on receiving end of world’s biggest percentage of scam calls, new data claims
Truecaller, the mobile app that helps to block unwanted calls has revealed some interesting stats on the spam calls and SMS situation in Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

Sabah’s National Security Council deports 4,000 illegal immigrants this month
The Sabah National Security Council (MKN) in collaboration with the Immigration Department, Royal Malaysia Police and Health Department will be sending home 3,909 illegal immigrants from the Philippines and Indonesia this month.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia and Turkish Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement
Malaysia Airlines and Turkish Airlines have expanded a commercial cooperation agreement signed in 2017, to include codeshare flights.
— Asia Travel Tips

Sarawak tells Malaysian state Agriculture Dept to find spots for fruit cultivation
The state Department of Agriculture (DoA) has been directed to identify 100,000 hectares of suitable land each for durian, coconut, pineapple and banana cultivation by 2030, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas stated.
— Fresh Plaza

Dr M: Most not in favour of US call for replacement Apec 2019 meet
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said most member nations did not agree with the US’ suggestion for an event to replace the cancelled 2019 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.
— Malay Mail

Smooth power transition proves Malaysia’s democracy system works — Dr Mahathir
The peaceful and smooth transition of power has proven the parliamentary democracy system and the constitutional monarchy that the country has been practising works.
— The Edge Markets

Petronas has made RM15.6bil cash payments to Sabah since 1976
Sabah has received about RM15.6bil in cash payments from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) for petroleum and gas extracted in the state from 1976 up till Dec 31 last year, says Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
— The Star Online

6 Malaysian Muslims sentenced to jail for skipping Friday prayers
Six Malaysian Muslims have reportedly been handed one-month jail terms for skipping prayers in violation of Islamic laws, sparking fresh concern Wednesday (Dec 4) about rising religious conservatism in the multi-ethnic country.
— Channel NewsAsia

M’sia to advance towards inclusive, sustainable trade and investment: Miti Minister
Malaysia as the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec 2020) will advance towards inclusive and sustainable trade and investment, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian PM gets ready for 2020 APEC
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday formally launched preparations to host next year’s APEC summit, recalling with pride how his country hosted the event more than 20 years ago, but also flagging risks.
— Shine

M’sian doctor developing innovative wound care solution
An orthopaedic surgeon’s desire to ease the suffering of diabetic patients has led him to discover innovations such as special footwear and prosthetic limbs for them.
— The Sun Daily

Indah Water, you’re on your own: Govt to stop RM150mil annual subsidy in five years
The government will stop paying the RM150mil annual subsidy to Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) in the next five years, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
— The Star Online

Finance Ministry: MCA-linked college trust fund to get RM40m, likely by end Dec
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) and its students can expect to receive RM40 million from the government by the end of this month.
— Malay Mail

CM: RM500 special assistance to be given out to federal civil servants in Sarawak
Federal civil servants in Sarawak will receive RM500 special assistance from the Sarawak government to be paid next June in appreciation of their services to the state.
— The Borneo Post

Not necessary to reschedule Chile’s Apec meeting to January: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has shot down a proposal by the United States to reschedule the cancelled Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in the US next month, calling it unnecessary.
— The Sun Daily

Cyberjaya, the home for Malaysia’s Apec summit then and now
More than two decades ago in 1998, Cyberjaya which was known then as the country’s Multimedia Super Corridor hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) 1998 leaders’ meeting.
— Malay Mail

Malindo Air flight turns back to Indonesia after oxygen masks deployed
A Malindo Air flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back to Jakarta on Monday (Dec 2) after oxygen masks were deployed.

MITI sec-gen refutes claims of malpractice in tender for Apec 2020 summit
Some social media users have claimed that a contract for the Apec 2020 summit has been awarded to a company controlled by those linked to a former minister.
— FMT News

IHAB strengthens Malaysia’s position as halal leader
The establishment of the International Halal Authority Board (IHAB) confirmed the position of Malaysia as a global halal leader through the recognition of the authorities and halal certification bodies abroad.
— The Borneo Post

Electoral reform ‘to change’ Malaysian politics
The victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in last year’s Malaysian general elections – the country’s first change of government via an electoral process – raised widespread expectations for long-suppressed reform.
— Khmer Times

Joint-billing effort will not increase IWK tariff
The Water, Land, and Natural Resources Ministry (KATS) has assured that the joint-billing effort for water supply and Indah Water Consortium (IWK) Sdn Bhd’s sewerage services will lead to tariff increase.
— The Sun Daily

Waytha urges all parties to refrain from escalating holy ash issue
All parties have been advised to refrain from escalating the issue of a Barisan Nasional lawmaker linking the holy ash worn by DAP Bukit Jelutong MP R. S. N. Rayer on his forehead to the ashes of former communist leader Chin Peng any further.
— The Sun Daily

Oct exports fall 6.7% to RM90.6b
Exports for October 2019 slipped 6.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM90.6 billion, due to a high base in October last year which was the highest value ever recorded, according to a statement from the Department of Statistics.
— The Sun Daily

SRC trial: Najib claimed stepson Riza Aziz introduced him to Jho Low in 2007
Datuk Seri Najib Razak today testified that he was introduced to fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, by his stepson Riza Aziz in 2007.
— Malay Mail

Tan Sri Mohd Yussof shares story on an attempt by ‘certain elements’ to sever state from Malaya
The period between the 1950s and 1960s was an eventful time in Malaysian history, and Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang (Pemenang) president, Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff, was there to witness it all, including an episode in our history of an attempt to turn Penang Island into an independent state. It was an event he would never forget.For someone …
— The Sun Daily

PM says most emerging nations need help to cope with global markets
Smaller economies need assistance as they face competition from the global trade but are not yet able to take advantage of it, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
— Malay Mail

Number of flood evacuees in Kelantan up, Terengganu registers decline
Kelantan saw an increase in the number of flood evacuees this morning while Terengganu registered a decline.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak launches EAT.CHIAK. MAKAN Food Trail for Singaporean market
Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS) yesterday launched its latest initiative, EAT.CHIAK. MAKAN, that aims to draw foodies from across Singapore to Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Only one in a million Malaysian notes is counterfeit, says deputy finance minister
Only one per million notes of Malaysian Ringgit in circulation have been found to be counterfeit, the Parliament was told today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia pushes for two-term limit for prime ministers
Malaysia’s government on Tuesday (Dec 3) tabled a parliamentary Bill seeking to set a two-term limit for the premiership, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s administration seeks to fulfil an election pledge aimed at preventing potential abuses of power.

IGB to dispose of London property for RM1.27b
IGB Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary, Verokey Sdn Bhd and Tower Ray Ltd are planning to sell their stakes in Black Pearl Ltd for £235 million (RM1.27 billion).
— The Sun Daily

No need to humiliate women or deny them service over dress code, says MCA
MCA feels that women should not be humiliated and denied service in public because of what they wear.
— The Star Online

Sarawak CM says federal civil servants to get RM500 each by June
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today announced that the state government will give RM500 as an incentive to each federal civil servant serving in the state.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia extends yesterday’s losses to open lower
Bursa Malaysia extended yesterday’s losses to open lower today, dampened by continued profit-taking activities in most of the heavyweights, in line with the downtrend in regional markets, dealers said.
— The Sun Daily

Proton’s Nov sales grow 100 pct
National carmaker, Proton saw another strong performance in November as year-on-year sales (y-o-y) for the month grew by 100 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) with 9,643 units sold.
— New Sarawak Tribune

R&D must be in line with Sarawak govt’s aim
Any research and development (R&D) initiatives done in Sarawak must be in line with the aim set by the state government.
— New Sarawak Tribune

FBM KLCI constituents’ earnings cut 2.3%
The aggregate earnings for the FBM KLCI constituents have been revised down by 2.3% to RM51.4 billion for 2019 following the third-quarter results season, according to a note by MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

China Automobile’s purchase of Local Assembly terminated
China Automobile Parts Holdings Ltd’s (CAP) plan to acquire Local Assembly Sdn Bhd has been terminated.
— The Sun Daily

Nazis persecuted Muslims too, Syed Saddiq says in note to German embassy
A university student’s Nazi salute at a convocation ceremony reflects poorly on the country, especially since the Third Reich had also targeted Muslims in its pogrom in World War II, says Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
— The Star Online


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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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