Malaysia morning news for December 9

Malaysia morning news for December 9

Malaysia morning news

Polio makes comeback in Malaysia, three-month infant infected in Sabah
The Health Ministry yesterday announced that a three-month-old male infant from Tuaran, Sabah was confirmed to have contracted polio, 27 years since the disease was eradicated from the country.
— The Borneo Post

At hotel that birthed PKR, Azmin tells Anwar party is bigger than individuals
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has delivered a scathing speech here today against his boss Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, telling thousands of supporters gathered at a hotel where PKR was birthed that the party is bigger than individuals.
— Malay Mail

Prices of daily necessities still under control: Ministry
There is a slight increase in the prices of wet items and vegetables due to the moonson season and floods in Terengganu but it is still under control.
— The Sun Daily

Hanifah mum on asset declaration
Mukah MP Datuk Hanifah Taib kept mum on whether or not she had declared her assets as required of members of parliament.
— New Sarawak Tribune

First case of polio since 1992 reported in Tuaran
Study shows it shares the same characteristics as the strain reported in the Philippines in September.
— FMT News

Malaysia’s ruling party makes fresh push for Anwar to take over as PM
Leaders of Malaysia’s ruling party on Sunday renewed a push for Anwar Ibrahim to lead the country, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad dithers on the timing of the planned power transition he had promised to his former rival-turned-ally.
— CNA

If you are registered, you can apply
The state government has allocated a special annual grant of RM5,000 for all registered early childhood education centres in Sarawak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

A national embarrassment
Petronas, is an embarrassment for refusing to comply with the laws of the land on which it operates. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said this in a statement issued yesterday regarding Petronas’ response on Sarawak’s demand for payment of the five per cent sales tax on petroleum products.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Tourism pioneer wins Hornbill Special Award
Philip Yong Khi Liang, co-founder and managing director of Borneo Adventure, was awarded the Hornbill Special Award (Individual) during the 8th Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards 2017/2018 – winning him RM10,000, a trophy, and certificate.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Bukit Aman to take Yusoff Rawther’s statement today
Police will be calling Muhammad Yusoff Rawther today following his allegations that he was sexually assaulted by PKR president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Borneo Post

Message is clear, leaders, members must abide by party discipline – Anwar
The 2019 PKR National Congress has given a clear message that the party leadership must be firm and act on leaders and members who do not conform to party discipline, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).
— CNA

HR Ministry hopes Dewan Negara will approve Industrial Relations Act amendment
The Ministry of Human Resources will leave the decision to approve the proposed amendments to the Industrial Relations Act (APP) 1967 to members of the Dewan Negara.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M says he will look into claims of ‘deep state’ among civil servants
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will seek information over allegations of the existence of a deep state (daulah terpendam), which is trying to sabotage the administration of the Pakatan Harapan government, among civil servants.
— The Star Online

Blaming worsening patriarchy, Dr Siti Mariah calls for women to be recognised in Amanah
A top Parti Amanah Negara leader has today taken her male party leaders and members to task, over what she termed as “heightening patriarchy” in the party which has still not been addressed.
— Malay Mail

CM: State govt looking at new approaches to boost tourism industry
The state government is looking at new approaches to improve its tourism attractions to further boost the tourism industry, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign minister undertakes first working visit to the Philippines
Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will undertake his first working visit to the Philippines since assuming the post, for three days starting today, said Wisma Putra.
— Malay Mail

Eight-gold harvest for Malaysia on day seven
Malaysia recorded their best performance so far with an eight-gold haul at the 30th SEA Games Saturday but will be hard-pressed to achieve their target of 70 gold medals.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysian ‘ice queens’ ready to conquer Antarctica
Women have always been synonymous with soft, delicate as well as gentle demeanour, and while still retaining these qualities, they have become more courageous in participating in adventurous activities used to be dominated by men.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Court or no court, we’ll fight on
Corporate Affairs Assistant Minister Abdullah Saidol has reaffirmed Sarawak’s stand over the state sales tax on petroleum products.
— New Sarawak Tribune

ESG investments rising rapidly in APAC — Survey
A survey by Franklin Templeton showed that investors’ predisposition towards environmental, social and corporate government (ESG) investing in Asia Pacific (APAC) is rising rapidly, but investment adoption and application methods differ across the region.
— The Borneo Post

Consider consolidation to strengthen industry
Local shipbuilding companies should consider consolidation to achieve better economies of scale amid a challenging environment that has resulted in mega-mergers and alliances among the super powers in the sector globally, Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.
— The Borneo Post

Aid for family members of NZ accident victims, says Sabah minister
Assistance will be given to the family members of the New Zealand road crash victims, said Petagas assemblyman Datuk Uda Sulai. Uda, who is also Sabah Law and Native Affairs Assistant Minister, said the aid would include…
— Malay Mail

Patients need not worry about price hike in healthcare, says private specialists association
Patients need not worry about exorbitant specialist fees, says the Association of Specialists in Private Medical Practice Malaysia (ASPMPM).
— The Star Online

Dr M not aware of discussions on third party acquisition of FGV stakes
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said he was not aware of any discussions on a third party acquisition of FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) stakes, as alleged by a Pakatan Harapan leader today.
— The Sun Daily

Muhammad Haiqal crowned South East Asia’s sprint king
National sprinter Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi was crowned South East Asia’s ‘Sprint King’ after winning the gold in the men’s 100m final at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, here today.
— The Sun Daily

AG clarifies he did not discuss Rafizi case with EC chairman
Tommy Thomas clears the air on news report that he held a discussion on the case with Election Commission chief Azhar Harun.
— FMT News

Sabah CM to meet Petronas over 20% royalty next week
We’ll see how it goes, says Shafie Apdal after Petronas chief explains why 20% is not possible.
— FMT News

Penang to allocate RM175,000 to repair, upgrade Tan Jetty
A total of RM175,000 has been allocated through the Tanjong Member of Parliament’s office to carry out repair and upgrading works of the Tan Jetty off Weld Quay, which is now gaining popularity as a tourist spot.
— Malay Mail

Shouts of ‘Reformasi’ greet Azmin at SPV 2030 dinner
After being absent on the final day of the PKR national congress in Melaka, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and other party leaders aligned to him have converged at a hotel here for a gathering.
— The Star Online

At ‘mirror congress’, PKR’s Hilman says party in crisis
A leader aligned to PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has opened an event here this evening meant to rival the party’s primary congress in Melaka, declaring the Pakatan Harapan lynchpin to be in crisis.
— Malay Mail

Pakatan govt unaffected by PKR congress chaos, says Dr M
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the recent chaos which marred the PKR congress, will not affect Pakatan Harapan as a government.
— The Star Online

More land premium revenue if permanent ownerships given to new village
The state government will receive more land premium revenue when new villages in Perak are given permanent ownership status.
— The Sun Daily

Kelantan seeks federal government’s help for farmers affected by flood
The Kelantan government is requesting the federal government to help farmers in Semerak who had experienced losses amounting to RM2.4 million after their crops, especially sweet potatoes, were destroyed by a recent flood.
— The Sun Daily

State to upgrade its national parks
Sarawak will upgrade the infrastructure of national parks, which are frequently visited by tourists and privatise its management.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Gig economy: Pitfalls and opportunities
Gig economy is a phrase that has been bandied about when conversations turn to the current job landscape for young professionals, new graduates, getting a job and making ends meet.
— The Sun Daily

Manhunt for murder suspect ‘Pakcik’
A manhunt is on for a man wanted in connection with a murder case in Kampung Abit. Police are now intensifying efforts to locate the whereabouts of the suspect believed to be an Indonesian only known as ‘Pakcik’ (uncle).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sugar AP holders finally revealed
The Approved Permit (AP) holders for the import of sugar in Sarawak have been revealed after five months and 13 press statements.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Upgrade tourism services
The private sector must be proactive in providing quality services in the tourism industry, urged Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Metrocity night market rocks up
A few hundred visitors braved a drizzly night to attend the third anniversary celebration of Metrocity N6 Youth Night Market at Jalan Matang last Saturday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Anwar claimed Dr M said to sack Azmin over sex video, says Zuraida
PKR vice-president tells supporters that Anwar had also claimed police had confirmed Azmin as the other man in the gay sex video released earlier this year.
— FMT News

Resources must be returned
Sarawak ought to recover its resources from the grip of Malaya. A former federal minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that the resources must be returned to the state one way or another.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Time to monitor prices of sugar AP holders’ products, says Tan Kai
A political secretary to the Chief Minister says it is time for the people to monitor the prices of products manufactured by the Approved Permit (AP) holders for importation of sugar in the state, following the release of their names.
— The Borneo Post

Dedicated TV channel will showcase true meaning of Islam — Academics
The setting up of a dedicated television channel will provide a strategic platform to launch counter-narrative against Islamophobia faced by the Muslim community globally, said Prof Dr Zaid Ahmad from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
— The Borneo Post

Allianz General, Anora to boost commitment in promoting solar energy
Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Bhd (Allianz General) and its agency partner, Anora Agency Sdn Bhd (Anora), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today with Pekat Solar Sdn Bhd (Pekat Solar) to further their commitment in promoting solar energy as the nation’s primary source of energy generation.
— The Borneo Post

‘Dream’ to expand and upgrade Lions Nursing Home, says chairperson
Lions Nursing Home here has helped over 1,000 individuals since its establishment 27 years ago, with some residing for as short as three months while others, up to 15 years, its chairperson Datin Ellis Suriyati Omar said.
— The Borneo Post

MB: Kedah plans incentives for ketum growers to switch crop
The Kedah government is planning to give incentives to ketum growers in the state to switch to other crops.
— Malay Mail

MCA slams Pakatan govt over flying car project
MCA took a swipe at the Pakatan Harapan Government after a Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) grassroots member criticised the ambitious flying car project.
— The Star Online

MCMC undertakes simulation plan to face flood season
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in collaboration with the telecommunications industry, is implementing several simulation plans as preparation to face the flood season that currently affected a few states.
— Malay Mail

Sabah PPBM sets claim to contesting Kimanis by-election
State party secretary says Kimanis has become a party stronghold following an exodus of many leaders and members from rival parties into Sabah PPBM.
— FMT News

Mat Sabu: Amanah to promote ‘rahmatan lil alamin’ concept
Malaysia, through Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), will promote the ‘Rahmatan Lil Alamin’ (Mercy for All) concept to revive the spirit of Islam, which can also be emulated by Muslim countries currently facing conflicts.
— Malay Mail

Amanah retains leadership instead of charting new direction: Analyst
Parti Amanah Negara had the opportunity to chart a new course during its elections but the delegates decided to retain the same top leadership, according to geostrategist Assoc Prof Dr Azmi Hassan of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

KL DAP reiterates calls for local council elections
DAP today reiterated calls for the restoration of local council elections, which is one of the eight resolutions approved at the 2019 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territories DAP convention today.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar urges PKR members to accept results from democracy
All PKR leaders and members must accept any challenge that resulted from its stance to respect the freedom and democracy in the party, said its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

Labourer charged with raping own daughter daily for four months
A labourer pleaded not guilty in the sessions court here today to 104 charges of incest against his 15-year-old biological daughter.
— The Sun Daily

Are Malaysians truly unaware of Pakatan’s success in fulfilling election manifesto, asks Dr Wee
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has chided Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu for claiming that the rakyat are unaware of Pakatan Harapan’s success in fulfilling its election manifesto.
— The Star Online

Rain fails to dampen spirit of 8,000
Rain did not stop over 8,000 Christians from spreading the Christmas joy and kindness in the annual Kuching Christmas Parade held at the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Jubilee Grounds here on Saturday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

60% of PH manifesto promises fulfilled: Lim
About 60% of the pledges made by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) during the 14th general election (GE14) have been fulfilled, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general said, for now the people should give the PH government time to resolve the country’s financial problems and stabilise the economy.
— The Sun Daily

Strip positions of leaders who don’t attend party meetings, says Youth chief
PKR leaders who do not attend party meetings should not qualify to represent the party.
— The Sun Daily

MPOB to play endearing role for palm oil family
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) would assume the endearing role of keeping every party in the palm oil industry in sync by setting up among others, a palm oil forum.
— The Sun Daily

Two tonnes of kratom leaves seized in Padang Besar
The General Operations Force (GOF) has successfully seized two tonnes of kratom leaves (Mitragyna Speciosa) which were attempted to be smuggled into Thailand in six separate actions in Kedah/Perlis Op Wawasan on Dec 5-7.
— The Sun Daily

Mechanic arrested after drugs worth RM7,700 found inside car’s dashboard
A 33-year-old mechanic was arrested by the police when drugs worth RM7,700 was found inside his car’s dashboard at a garage in Jalan Sungai Apong, here, during a raid at around 10.40am on Dec 6.
— The Borneo Post

Young Sarawakian Aezzra Marvin Vincent recognised as Top in The World for Mathematics
A young Sarawakian brought honour to Malaysia after he was recognised as Top in The World for Mathematics by Cambridge Assessment International Education.
— The Borneo Post

Khalid Samad: Insubordinate civil servants will be transferred
Civil servants unwilling to cooperate with their ministers will be transferred, Amanah communications director Khalid Abdul Samad said today.
— Malay Mail

Developer: Exchange 106 expects 50p occupancy by end-2020
Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, the developer of Exchange 106 at the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), targets to achieve 50 per cent occupancy rate for the tower by the end of next year.
— Malay Mail

169 summonses issued to commercial vehicles on PLUS expressway
A total of 169 summonses were issued to commercial vehicles drivers from 1am Saturday to late last night, in an operation dubbed as Op Kenderaan Perdagangan on the North-South Expressway from Tanjung Malim Toll Plaza to Jalan Duta Toll Plaza here.
— The Sun Daily

Seven wild party-goers nabbed
Seven people were detained during a raid on a wild party held at a condominium in Jalan Sungai Besi, Brickfields yesterday.Brickfields District Police chief ACP Zairulnizam Mohd [email protected] said all the detainees aged between their 20s and 40s, comprised four men and three women including two foreign nationals.
— The Sun Daily

Smuggled cigarettes a stumbling block in efforts to curb smoking habit
Smuggled cigarettes in the country, reaching up to 12 billion sticks a year, are stifling the Health Ministry’s efforts to curb the smoking habit among Malaysians.
— The Sun Daily

Govt’s direct debt up RM94.1b since Pakatan Harapan took over
The government’s direct debt at most had increased RM94.1 billion since Pakatan Harapan took over the government until end-June 2019, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Youth Icon honourees believe in power of young Sarawakians
Sarawak youths need to be encouraged to be involved in community development, as a way for them to help society and contribute to nation-building.
— The Borneo Post

Participants praised for supporting Press Metal Santa Run 2019
Participants of Press Metal Santa Run 2019 have been praised for their strong support to the charity event. Samalaju assemblyman Majang Renggi said he was delighted to see a big crowd of over 1,000 runners turning up for the event at Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Fit for royalty: Malaysian Queen passionate about reviving Pahang handwoven fabric
A rhythmic thud rang through a fabric workshop in Kampung Soi in Kuantan, where weavers were working attentively.
— CNA

 

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One Response to "Malaysia morning news for December 9"

  1. Triumph Kratom   December 12, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Thank you for sharing this timely information, hope to learn more from your posts!

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