Malaysia morning news for November 25

Malaysia morning news for November 25

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia considers purchase of Indian jet fighters
Malaysia has expressed interest in purchasing India’s Tejas multi-role combat aircraft, despite strained ties with New Delhi over Kashmir.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Saifuddin Nasution: Franchise industry to have significant impact on entrepreneurship development
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will continue its efforts to elevate the franchise industry to become a major sector, which will have a significant impact on entrepreneurship development.
— Malay Mail

China offers Malaysia help in fight against online crime syndicates
China is willing to help Malaysian authorities cripple transnational crime syndicates involving its citizens here, said China’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian.
— New Straits times

Government is ready to reduce fine on smoking ban for early payment, minister says
The government is planning to reduce the RM250 fine imposed on those who were caught smoking in prohibited areas to RM150 if early payment is made.
— Malay Mail

CM: State govt committed to working with BIMP-EAGA countries on realising socio-economic devt objectives
The state government is committed to working with the member countries in BIMP-EAGA on realising socio-economic development objectives, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Iman is gone…
Malaysia lost its last Sumatran rhinoceros following the death of Iman at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu today.
— New Straits times

US official predicts terror tactics from Syria, not fighters, to spread to SE Asia
Malaysians and Indonesians who joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria are unlikely to make South-east Asian their new destination following the global terror network’s bombardment in the Levant, a US counter-terrorism.
— Malay Mail

Huge potential for investment in Sabah tourism, agriculture, aquaculture – SCCC
Sabah China Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) president Datuk Frankie Liew said that with the recent launch of Sabah Agriculture Blueprint outlining the State Government’s development agenda and programmes, they will be able to provide clear information to foreign and domestic investors.
— The Borneo Post

Port sector to become major economic generator for Malacca
Plans to restore the port sector as a major economic contributor to Malacca like it was in the past are realistic and implementable, said a state executive council member.
— The Sun Daily

Mahathir, South Korea President to witness signing of four MOUs in Seoul
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will witness the signing of four Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) – in information and communications technology, digital government, healthcare & medical science and water & sewerage management – in Seoul next week.
— The Sun Daily

China’s ambassador says will teach Chinese tourists to behave properly in Malaysia
China will teach its citizens on how to behave when visiting Malaysia as tourists, China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said.
— Malay Mail

Chronology of rhino conservation in Sabah
Today, Malaysia mourns the loss of Iman, the Sumatran rhino, rendering the species officially extinct in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia holds friendship run to mark 45th anniversary of China-Malaysia ties
More than 3,000 runners participated in a friendship run in Kota Kinabalu of Malaysia’s Sabah state on Sunday to mark to 45th anniversary of bilateral ties between Malaysia and China.
— Xinhua

Kuzain gutted not to be able to represent Malaysia
He was tipped to be one of Malaysia’s Sea Games key players. But now he can only watch the action from outside.
— New Straits times

Care4You distributes RM8k worth of school essentials to 70 orphans
For the second consecutive year, non-profit organisation Care4You distributed school essentials worth RM8,000 to 70 orphans from various homes yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Fountain removal nothing to do with feng shui
Kuching South City Council (MBKS) has removed the small fountain situated right in front of the entrance of its building.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Miri to upgrade traffic light system
The state government will begin upgrading the traffic light systems here soon as part of their effort to reduce traffic congestion, especially in urban areas.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Johor mulls bringing in investments in drone industry: Exco
The Johor state government is considering bringing in investments in the drone industry in line with developments in Industrial Revolution 4.0, the state assembly was told today.
— The Sun Daily

Lower property price threshold for foreigners in Johor won’t put Malaysians at a disadvantage, says exco
The move by the Johor state government to reduce the threshold for foreigners to purchase properties from RM1 million to RM600,000 will not affect local house buyers, the state assembly heard today.
— Malay Mail

CM keeps mum on amount of state sales tax owed by Petronas to Sarawak
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has today kept mum on the amount of state sales tax on petroleum products owed by Petronas to Sarawak as the state has initiated legal action against the national oil company.
— The Borneo Post

Comprehensive safety audit necessary for Komtar: Exco
A comprehensive safety audit of the Komtar building is necessary following some incidents which had caused concern among tenants at the complex, says state exco member Zairil Khir Johari (pix).
— The Sun Daily

China offers help to cripple transnational crimes involving its people in Malaysia
China is willing to help Malaysian authorities in their efforts to cripple transnational crime syndicates involving Chinese citizens, said its Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Selangor Tithe Board channels RM32.9m towards education aid for the poor
The Selangor Tithe Board (LZS) has channelled RM32.9 million as aid to 30,718 household heads of poor families in the state, under the first phase of the Premier Education Aid Programme.
— Malay Mail

Dr M: Anwar part of reshuffled Cabinet? ‘Everything is possible’
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not made his mind up yet on whether or not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be part of his revamped Cabinet line-up.
— Malay Mail

KKMM to expand Kembara Digital Malaysia programme
The Kembara Digital Malaysia (KDM) Programme, which is the platform of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) Malaysia and government departments and agencies to help the people in facing numerous digital.
— Malay Mail

Youth venture fund forms available now
Forms for the Sarawak Youth Venture Fund (SYVF) are available at the Mukah Division Youth and Sports Ministry office here.
— New Sarawak Tribune

UiTM Sarawak gets Blue Ribbon Certificate
University Technology Mara (UiTM) Sarawak branch Samarahan Campus 2 recorded history for being the first Institute of Higher Education in Borneo to be awarded the Blue Ribbon Certificate.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2019 attracts 25,000 runners
The Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) saw a 25,000-strong field of participants from 65 countries, with Kenyans emerging as winners in most of the categories in the Men’s and Women’s Open.
— The Star Online

Locals unaffected by lower threshold for foreigners to buy properties in Johor, says Exco
The move by the Johor state government to reduce the threshold for foreigners to purchase properties from RM1 million to RM600,000 will not affect local house buyers, the state assembly heard today.
— The Sun Daily

National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen Day (HPPNK) 2019
National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen Day (HPPNK) 2019 will be held at Plaza Angsana, Johor Bahru from November 28 until December 1.
— The Borneo Post

Le Tour de Langkawi, a 24-year journey that has surpassed my expectations: Mahathir
Asia’s oldest cycling race Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) has surpassed the expectations of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in all aspects, recording many milestones throughout the years.
— The Sun Daily

Here are the 16 most influential fintech personalities in Malaysia
While the concept of fintech itself has been known in Malaysia since 2013, it had only become a buzzword in the country starting from 2016.
— e27

KGS develops young players to be future stars
Kelab Golf Sarawak (KGS) is actively pursuing the vision of producing an Olympic star one day with its Junior Golf Development Programme.
— The Borneo Post

M’sia’s first digital showroom for vehicle purchase in P’pang
The first ever Digital Showroom for vehicle purchase and various other services in Malaysia will be opened in Penampang.
— The Borneo Post

Wife’s request to open SSPN-i account brings fortune to company manager
A human resource manager in a private firm did not expect that his wife’s request to open an account with Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional (SSPN-i) brought fortune after he was announced the winner of the SSPN-i 15-Year Draw, today.
— The Sun Daily

MP: Go straight to MACC if you’ve been offered money to remove Baru Bian as Sarawak PKR chief
Party members who have been offered money to oust Baru Bian as the Sarawak PKR chief at the state party convention should lodge reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police, Puncak Borneo Member of.
— Malay Mail

Lee Kim Sai passes away at 82
Former Cabinet Minister and deputy MCA president Tan Sri Lee Kim Sai, has passed away at the age of 82.
— The Sun Daily

Telaga Air Festival ends today
About 2,000 crowd flooded the first day of Telaga Air Festival 2019 held at Kampung Telaga Air Waterfront here, yesterday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

2030 challenge: Integrity of young generation
“Under the table money”, or “duit kopi” in Malay, seems to be the norm for some Malaysians, regardless of age and background.
— The Sun Daily

In 2018, govt data shows Malaysian women still earned less than men
Malaysian women workers continued to draw a lower salary compared to their male counterparts in the same job, according to data from the Department of Statistics.
— Malay Mail

Safety First contributes RM8,300 to family of dead accident victim
A pro-safety group, Safety First today presented a contribution amounting to RM8,300 to the family of Form Four student, Muhammad Saifullah Muhammad Hafeiz who was killed at a traffic light junction in Setia Triangle in Bayan Lepas near here on Nov 6.
— The Sun Daily

Here are the 16 most influential fintech personalities in Malaysia
While the concept of fintech itself has been known in Malaysia since 2013, it had only become a buzzword in the country starting from 2016.
— e27

 

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