Malaysia morning news for February 11

Malaysia morning news for February 11

Malaysia morning news

PM says GDP forecast for 2020 remains at 4.8pc, despite challenging times
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today maintained that Malaysia’s 2020 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target still stands at 4.8 per cent, against a turbulent global and national economy.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng calls for moderate Malaysians to defend PH amidst ‘Pakatan Nasional’ rumours
DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng calls for moderate Malaysians regardless of race to rise and defend Pakatan Harapan (PH) amidst rumours of a new Malay parties coalition that will form a “backdoor” government to.
— Malay Mail

Penang tourism industry down 40pc due to coronavirus, says Chow
The tourism industry in Penang has recorded a drop of between 30 to 40 per cent due to the travel restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak govt urged to abolish sales tax on tyres
The Sarawak state government has been urged to abolish the sales tax on tyres which came into effect on Jan 1 this year so as not to burden the people.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian edutech startup Forward School raises US$500K pre-seed funding for expansion
Malaysian edutech startup Forward School announced today that it has secured US$500,000 in pre-seed funding from angel investors, including Exabyte’s Chan Kee Siak, Vitrox’s Chu Jenn Weng, AIMS Group’s Chiew Kok Hin, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.’s Ang Siak Keng, and Seacliff Partners’ Brian Wong.
— e27

Malaysia’s palm oil stocks drop 12.69% in Jan 2020
Malaysia’s total palm oil stocks eased 12.69 per cent to 1.76 million tonnes in January 2020 from 2.01 million tonnes recorded in December 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Foreigners sold RM327.4m equities on Bursa last week
International investors disposed of RM327.4 million net of local equities last week, the third weekly foreign net outflow so far in 2020.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: World needs non-polluting renewable energy, Malaysia not ready for nuclear power
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today spoke of the inherent need for a more non-polluting renewable energy source for the world, but rejected nuclear energy source, over the fear of the radioactive level in its waste.
— Malay Mail

LED maker Dialight Penang opens new RM4.14m plant
Leading LED products manufacturer, Dialight Penang Sdn Bhd, opened its new RM4.14 million (USD2.5 million) today as part of its expansion project.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya looking to launch stimulus package amid growing coronavirus concern
The government is looking to launch an economic stimulus package to boost the local economy due to the challenges following the fast spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
— The Borneo Post

‘Super coalition of PPBM, Umno and PAS can take power only with help from Sabah and Sarawak’
All three parties – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), PAS and Umno – have something to take away by forming an alliance but this will still be insufficient for them to take over the country’s administration.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak reporter quarantined for suspected coronavirus after bout of flu and cough
A reporter with a Sarawak newspaper has been placed under home quarantine on fears she might have contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Malay Mail

Malaysian working in Macau latest to test positive for coronavirus
Another positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was reported involving a 31-year-old local man with history of traveling to China, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Sun Daily

Report: New MH370 search to be launched in 2020
Another search for the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 will be launched sometime this year, nearly six years after it disappeared.
— Malay Mail

Isolation needs not compromise China-Sabah relations – Consul General
Sabah may isolate itself from the coronavirus, but not at the expense of compromising the exchanges and relations between China and Sabah, said Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, Liang Caide.
— The Borneo Post

Village allocated RN530,000 under RTP
A total of RM530,000 was allocated to Kampung Sileng Dayak under the Rural Transformation Projects (RTP). One of the projects was the RM180,000. Kampung Sileng Dayak jetty repair project.
— New Sarawak Tribune

So what’s the actual cost for Sarawak’s portion of the Pan Borneo Highway? State minister asks
Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah wants federal Works Minister Baru Bian to clarify the actual cost of the state’s portion of the Pan Borneo Highway project.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir calls on more corporate companies to sponsor sporting events
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged more corporate companies to contribute financially to the organisation of international sporting events like the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

2.2 tonnes of smuggled cured tobacco seized near Tanah Merah
The National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN) in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department seized 2.2 tonnes of smuggled cured tobacco worth RM60,000 in an operation in Alor Pasir, Tanah Merah on Feb 4.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian manufacturing sector will feel impact of Wuhan virus
The manufacturing sector will likely feel an impact from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, but it is still too early to measure it, an economist tells SunBiz.
— The Sun Daily

JPN to boost security by implementing biometric system
The National Registration Department (JPN) will implement the biometric system in all identification documents including marriage certificates to determine the actual owner to boost their security characteristics.
— The Sun Daily

Water rationing exercise in Malacca involves industrial, tourism and health facilities
Malacca’s water rationing exercise which continues tomorrow will involve industrial, tourism and health facilities.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa queries Solarvest over share price spike
Solarvest Holdings Bhd has been issued an unusual market activity (UMA) query over the sharp rise in its share price recently.
— The Sun Daily

Penang Bridge reckless driving case postponed due to change of defence lawyer
The case of M. Vaitheswaran, who was accused of causing a sports utility vehicle (SUV) to crash into the sea from Penang Bridge, has been postponed due to a change in defence counsel.
— The Star Online

Rats! Man’s bid to smuggle rodent meat foiled
The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) found and confiscated 780g of dried rat meat at the Penang International Airport on Sunday (Feb 9).
— The Star Online

Green Packet’s KiplePay receives green light to provide white labelled e-wallet solution
Green Packet Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Kiplepay Sdn Bhd (KiplePay) has become the first fintech player in Malaysia to provide a white labelled e-wallet solution with Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) approval.
— The Sun Daily

Four artworks removed from Ahmad Fuad Osman’s National Art Gallery show
Four artworks from Malaysian contemporary artist Ahmad Fuad Osman’s solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery (NAG), or Balai Seni Negara, have been removed despite the gallery’s prior agreement to all proposed.
— Malay Mail

Rosmah’s trial: Ex-minister identifies Najib, wife’s voices in ‘Can I advise you something’ audio clip
Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid today identified the voices of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the latter’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah in an audio clip that was played in the court today.
— Malay Mail

Perak Exco’s trial for rape postponed again today
The trial of a rape case involving Perak state executive council member (exco) Paul Yong Choo Kiong (pix) was postponed again pending today’s decision on an appeal by the defence to transfer the case from the sessions court to the High Court at the Appeals Court in Putrajaya todaySessions court judge Norashima Khalid, in allowing the case to be.
— The Sun Daily

Mahathir has no idea what PAS is going to do
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said today that he has no idea of what PAS is going to do following reports that it is planning to table a vote of confidence in his leadership, but thanked the party for the gesture.
— The Sun Daily

Perak Forestry Department arrest timber thief during ‘Ops Thaipusam’
The Perak Forestry Department arrested one suspected timber thief and confiscated various species of timber that were being transported via a lorry in Kuala Kangsar.
— Malay Mail

Mahathir to revive Malaysia Inc policy
The government will be reviving the Malaysia Incorporated Policy to enhance the close cooperation between the government and the private sector, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

LTTE: Businessman’s bail application dismissed
The High Court here today dismissed an application for bail by a businessman who is facing a charge with giving support to the LTTE terrorist group.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Putrajaya looking to launch stimulus package amid growing coronavirus concern
The government is looking to launch an economic stimulus package to boost the local economy due to the challenges following the fast spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
— Malay Mail

Toilet papers may not have run out, but masks, sanitisers all snapped out
Unlike in Singapore and Hong Kong, toilet papers may not run out of supply at supermarkets in the country. However, panic buying for masks, disinfectant sprays and sanitisers has already happened at our departmental stores and pharmacies.
— The Sun Daily

S’wak clear on education unlike Putrajaya: Abang Johari
Sarawak has in place strong policies to help it become the most developed state in the country by 2030, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Weak consumer sentiment could be key risk for manufacturers
Amid the global economic slowdown, there are concerns that flagging consumer sentiment is a key risk for the manufacturing sector.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak Women for Women: Govt should fast-track citizenship for stateless kids
The Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is calling on the government to fast-track citizenship approval for stateless children following the naturalisation of Kosovan-born footballer Liridon Krasniqi last week.
— The Star Online

Wong: Two CHPS pupils under self-quarantine as precaution against coronavirus
A pupil of Chung Hua Primary School (CHPS) No.1 who recently visited China is under the 14-day self-quarantine in light of the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, said Board of Management for Kuching CHPS No.1 to 6 chairman Wong Tiong Hook.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia-born Maha Sinnathamby goes from rubber estate to A$88 billion city
He grew up in abject poverty in Rantau, Negeri Sembilan, but today, he is one of Australia’s richest men.
— FMT News

Tamrin Abdul Ghafar’s lawyer mulls MCMC report against FB page
The lawyer for independent politician Datuk Mohd Tamrin Abdul Ghafar said his client is considering filing a report against a Facebook page that landed him in trouble.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng warns of Kelantan-like ‘dark age’ if PAS, Umno brought into govt
The DAP leader says PAS leaders have ‘unbridled hostility to the West and modern technology’.
— FMT News

Durian-eating campaign pulls in crowd
More than 1,500 durians prepared at ‘Angkara Raja Buah’, the main site of the Digital Rindok @ Pusa programme, were all consumed in almost half an hour.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Abdul Karim brushes off Chong’s promise to give land titles to villagers
A Gabungan Parti Sarawak leader has dismissed Pakatan Harapan Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s pledge to give a group of villagers here land titles if PH wins in the next state election as just another one of his promises.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah elephant death toll rises again, with two new cases
Elephant deaths in the state continue to rise with two new cases reported over the weekend.
— Malay Mail

Indian government offers scholarships to Malaysians
The Government of India is offering three scholarships to meritorious students from Malaysia for the academic year 2020-21.
— The Sun Daily

Eversendai’s founder to inject Vahana Offshore into company
Vahana Offshore Sdn Bhd, which owns the liftboat business of Vahana Holdings Sdn Bhd, has proposed a 100% injection of its equity into Eversendai Corp Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

 

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