Malaysia morning news for November 5

Malaysia morning news for November 5

Malaysia morning news

CM: Petros to evaluate all oil and gas mining, prospecting licence applicants in Sarawak
The state government will award licences for oil and gas prospecting and production in the onshore areas to Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

State govt proposes 3 projects worth RM78.5 million to improve port development
The state government is proposing to undertake three major projects worth RM78.5 million to improve the state’s port development.
— The Borneo Post

Another Bank Sucked Into 1MDB Laundromat Scandal (Along With US Commerce Secretary)
Yet another major bank willing to accept Jho Low’s tainted 1MDB cash has now been unmasked, the Bank of Cyprus. The present US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was Vice Chairman at the time.
— Sarawak Report

ASEAN is a successful, stable regional organisation — Dr M
The Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) has grown tremendously over the years to become the most stable regional organisation in the world today, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Edge Markets

2020 Sarawak Budget: RM30 mln micro credit scheme to aid entrepreneurs
The Sarawak government will set aside RM30 million to introduce a new initiative next year known as the Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak govt issued notice to Petronas to pay sales tax, says CM
The Sarawak government has issued a Notice of Assessment to Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to pay the 5 per cent sales imposed on its export of petroleum products, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.
— Malay Mail

Jho Low’s Cypriot Passport and Grand Hide-Away Home!
More information about Jho Low’s plans for escaping international justice have come to light today with an exclusive scoop by the Cypriot newspaper Politis, which has discovered the fugitive obtained a secret Cypriot passport and even commissioned the construction of a grand 5 million euro mansion on the island.
— Sarawak Report

Exports fall 6.8% in September
Malaysia’s exports slipped 6.8% year-on-year (yoy) to RM77.7 billion in September 2019, mainly dragged down by electrical & electronic (E&E) products (-RM4.1 billion).
— The Sun Daily

South China Sea row: Dr M says Malaysia a small country, can’t confront China
Malaysia is a small country and does not have the military might to take on China in a confrontation over its nine-dash claim to the resource-rich South China Sea, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— Malay Mail

Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ 11.11 Sale at 98% Off The First Night
Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group, will be joining the biggest global cyber sale on 11 November 2019 with 98% off on the first night.
— Yahoo News

In Penang, 1,000 fishermen go on strike in protest against PSR project
One thousand fishermen in Penang went on a strike today in protest against the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
— Malay Mail

Smart state goal catalyst for high-tech investments
Selangor’s smart state ambition will serve as a catalyst for its high-tech aspirations, according to the state’s executive councillor Datuk Teng Chang Khim.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak allocates RM9.891 bln
In line with Sarawak’s initiatives to transform rural areas and ensure that no one is left behind, the 2020 Development Budget will continue to be rural-biased to further stimulate.
— New Sarawak Tribune

No free rides for foreigners on Smart Selangor Bus from next year
Foreigners will no longer get free rides on the Smart Selangor Bus service from next year.
— The Sun Daily

Carpooling: Malaysia is worst in the world, survey finds
Most Malaysians who drive to work in Kuala Lumpur commute by themselves, a survey has found.
— The Star Online

IT segment boosts ARB’s Q3 earnings by 44 times
ARB Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 jumped over 44 times to RM8.29 million from RM186,000 a year ago, mainly thanks to the information technology (IT) segment.
— The Sun Daily

Penang fishermen protest reclamation project, say it will affect their livelihoods
Expressing their displeasure at the way their memorandum was received by the state government, members of the Penang Fishermen Association (PFA) and representatives of local non-governmental organisations say they were treated better when they protested at Parliament.
— The Star Online

Penang govt stands by support for vernacular schools, says deputy CM
The Penang state government will remain firm in its stand to support vernacular schools, Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy (DAP — Perai) said today.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng queries basis of US report alleging Malaysia still a terrorist source, transit point
The police have an obligation to explain how the US government came to the conclusion that Malaysia “continues to be a source and transit point for Muslim terror groups”, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Amid fears of boycott, Putrajaya says Malaysia’s palm oil exports up 19.7pc
Malaysia’s palm oil exports have increased by 19.7 per cent or 12.6 million tonnes from January to August 2019 compared to the same period last year which was at 10.53 million tonnes.
— Malay Mail

2020 Sarawak Budget: 600,000 households to enjoy water subsidy
An estimated 600,000 households across Sarawak will enjoy free water to the amount of the first RM5 of their monthly water bill effective Jan 1, 2020.
— The Borneo Post

Abang Johari: Sarawak will fork out RM30 mln to help settle PTPTN loans next year
A sum of RM30 million will be appropriated to help young Sarawakians pay back their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans next year, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced today.
— The Borneo Post

Bursa Malaysia climbs on positive trade talks momentums
Bursa Malaysia opened higher today in line with global indices as positive momentum on global trade talks boosted the market sentiment.
— The Sun Daily

2020 Sarawak Budget: New mums to receive RM450 aid for pre-natal care
A total of RM18 million will be provided in 2020 to assist mothers in Sarawak for post-natal care upon giving birth, said Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign funds continue inflow on Bursa, buying RM55.2m last week
Foreign funds continued to flow into Bursa Malaysia for the third week in a row, albeit at a slower pace, acquiring RM55.2 million net of local equities last week, compared to RM302.4 million net in the preceding week.
— The Sun Daily

CM proposes RM9.891 bln 2020 State Budget to focus on six strategic thrusts
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has proposed a sum of RM9.891 billion for the 2020 State Budget.
— The Borneo Post

Loan growth expected to pick up in 4th quarter
Affin Hwang Capital is keeping its 2019’s loan growth target of 3.8% year-on-year (yoy) unchanged, as it expects a pick-up in the fourth quarter of 2019 driven primarily by drawdown of construction-related project loans as well as residential property loans.
— The Sun Daily

Penang CM: Request to develop coastal resort and spa in Batu Ferringhi is for existing flat land
The state government’s request for proposal (RFP) to develop a coastal resort and spa in Batu Ferringhi is for existing flat land, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
— Malay Mail

2020 State Budget’s 6 thrusts
In a nutshell Themed “Accelerating Development for the Wellbeing of All Sarawakians”, the 2020 State Budget allocates RM9.891 billion of which RM6.597 billion is for Development Expenditure and the remaining.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Life-changing experience spurs Qigong master to impart self-healing techniques
Cancer patients usually seek more than chemotherapy to battle the Big C.When grandmaster Anthony Wee’s father was diagnosed with an inoperable bronchial cancer in 1981, his pursuit of qigong took a life-changing turn.
— The Sun Daily

Chong claims Sarawak budget is another 1MDB in the making
Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen has alleged that the “alternative financing” in the 2020 State Budget tabled this morning could lead to another 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign factory workers injured after bus overturns
Fourteen foreign factory workers were seriously injured after the driver of the bus they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle, before it overturned at KM 315 of the southbound North South Expressway, today.
— The Sun Daily

Agil Natt is Affin Bank new chairman
Affin Bank Bhd has appointed Datuk Agil Natt (pix) as its new chairman effective Nov 8, replacing Mohd Zahidi Haji Zainuddin.
— The Sun Daily

Violet hopes DUN allows motion for legal action on Petronas over state sales tax
Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong hopes her motion urging the Sarawak government to take legal action against Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) will be debated at the State Legislative Assembly tomorrow morning.
— The Borneo Post

Survey: Over 87pc of Klang Valley folks drive alone to work, highest in the world
Over 87 per cent of Malaysians residing in the Klang Valley drive alone to work, making the rate the highest in the world for the single commuters category, a recent survey found.
— Malay Mail

Sarawakian mothers to get RM450 upon giving birth under state Budget 2020
Sarawakian women, who give birth from next year, will be given RM450 each to ease their financial burden, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said when tabling the state Budget 2020 at the Sarawak State Legislative.
— Malay Mail

Ringgit hits 3-month high on positive trade talks
The ringgit rose to its highest in three months against the US dollar from improving undertone on the US-China trade talks and positive global risk sentiment after the US Federal Reserve rate cut.
— The Sun Daily

Abang Johari: Sarawak to pump in RM40.5 mln for dilapidated schools repair, federal allocation insufficient
The state government will continue to provide funds to fix and rebuild critically dilapidated schools in the state as the allocation form the federal government is insufficient, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Free school bus service to be launched in Kuching next year
The Sarawak government will be rolling out a free school bus service next year here, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced today.
— The Borneo Post

Report: Medicine price controls for private healthcare could affect medical tourism industry
The country’s health tourism industry could be hit if the government introduces the medicine price control mechanism for private healthcare, The Malaysian Reserve reported today.
— Malay Mail

ASF virus: Health Ministry to conduct sampling on pork-based products
The Health Ministry will conduct sampling on pork-based products to ensure that they are free from contamination of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.
— The Sun Daily


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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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