Malaysia morning news for February 13

Malaysia morning news for February 13

Malaysia morning news

Petronas-Petros partnership can help increase S’wak participation in oil and gas value chain
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has partnered with the Sarawak Economic Planning Unit on the development of the Sarawak Petrochemicals Masterplan Study, says Petronas president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Malacca develops strategies to protect tourism sector
The state government is developing new strategies to reduce the impact on the tourism sector in Malacca, particularly the hotel industry, following the cancellation of tourist bookings from China due to the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Domestic market will sustain VM2020: Tourism chief
Tourism Malaysia will be banking on the domestic market to generate more traction in its Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign efforts, which is facing setbacks in the wake of global health concerns following the Covid-19 infection.
— The Sun Daily

FBM KLCI slips 0.55% at close, broader market mixed
The FBM KLCI declined 0.55% while the broader was mixed at close today following the release of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) performance, which showed that the economy expanded by 4.3% in 2019 from 4.7% in 2018.
— The Sun Daily

State-owned Petros takes full control of gas businesses in Sarawak from Petronas
State-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) has taken over the control and authority of the supply, sales and distribution of natural gas within the state following the signing of a domestic gas agreement with Petroliam.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s Q4 GDP growth slows to 3.6%, lowest in a decade
Malaysia’s economy registered a growth of 3.6% for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019, the lowest seen since the third quarter of 2009.
— The Sun Daily

COVID-19: Johor state government says no need for panic buying, shops well-stocked with essentials
Consumers need not resort to panic buying of basic necessities and pharmaceutical products amid concerns about COVID-19, as the shops have enough stock, said Johor’s Consumerism, Human Resources and Unity Committee chairman S Ramakrishnan on Wednesday (Feb 12).
— CNA

Lokman’s appeal to be heard on March 5
The Court of Appeal has fixed March 5 to hear former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s (pix) appeal to set aside the leave obtained by the Attorney-General (AG) to initiate committal proceedings against him.
— The Sun Daily

Lokman Adam’s appeal against AG’s leave to commence committal proceedings to be heard March 5
The Court of Appeal has fixed March 5 to hear former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s appeal to set aside the leave obtained by the Attorney General (AG) to initiate committal proceedings against him.
— Malay Mail

Veterinary dept bans three Penang agents from exporting pets over biosecurity risk
The Veterinary Services Department (DVS) has blocked three agents from Penang involved in exporting pets, following Australia’s move to temporarily suspend the import of dogs and cats from Malaysia over biosecurity concerns.
— The Star Online

Ku Nan wins appeal to recuse judge from hearing RM1mil corruption trial
Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor won his appeal at the Court of Appeal here Wednesday to recuse High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali from hearing his ongoing RM1mil corruption trial.
— The Star Online

Penang looking for winning design for waterfront project
Penang is seeking international experts to come up with a winning design for its planned waterfront project through a competition launched at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi recently.
— The Sun Daily

Survey finds Malaysians consider ageism a barrier to work opportunities
A research by professional social networking site LinkedIn revealed that Malaysians find age as a barrier to work opportunities in the current economic climate.
— Malay Mail

BNM believes Covid-19 impact on economy not severe if situation is contained
Even though the country’s economic growth for the first quarter of 2020 will be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, it will not be severe as long as the situation is contained and private investment remained firm, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said.
— The Borneo Post

PKR disciplinary board rejects Zuraida’s request to suspend hearing
The PKR disciplinary board has rejected a request from party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin to postpone a hearing against her on February 20.
— Malay Mail

S’wak police chief denies claim Kuching is unsafe
Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din has denied a claim that Kuching is unsafe.
— The Borneo Post

Government retiree fined RM5,000 for spreading fake news on Covid-19
A former employee of the Sabah State Railway Department was fined RM5,000, in default 10 months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for spreading fake news on Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

Microlink bags RM35.7m order for IRB tax system
Microlink Solutions Bhd has received a RM35.70 million purchase order for from Strateq Sdn Bhd for the supply, delivery, installation and maintenance of hardware and software for the Hasil Integrated Tax System operated by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19 may not affect staple food demand, uncertainties remain
Maybank Investment Bank Research (Maybank IB) expects the Covid-19 may not have a significant impact on staple food demand like vegetable oils.
— The Sun Daily

Group tells Penang not to start reclamation project pending appeal
Penang Forum today called on the Penang state government to hold off reclaiming three islands under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) pending an appeal case against the project.
— Malay Mail

Call it a day already!: Commotion as Rosmah refuses to leave dock for lunch
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor created a commotion in court Wednesday (Feb 12) when she refused to leave the dock when the court adjourned for lunch because she wanted the proceedings to end for the day.
— The Star Online

It’s Malaysia’s fault too, says Penang Forum
Malaysia is to blame for the illegal import of plastic wastes because the relevant authorities are not doing their job, according to the Penang Forum.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia goes another day without new Covid-19 cases
The Health Ministry said there were no new Covid-19 infections today, leaving the country’s total at 18.
— Malay Mail

Awang Tengah: S’wak to attract more investors with complete transfer of distribution of domestic gas
Sarawak missed out many investment opportunities in oil and gas downstream activities in the past prior to gaining full control and authority over the supply, sales and distribution of natural gas within the state effective Jan 1 this year, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
— The Borneo Post

What else can PDRM do to reduce road accidents?
What else can the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) do to reduce road accidents in Sarawak and in Malaysia, asked Sarawak Commissioner of Police (CP) Datuk Ramli Din.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Perak customs foils bid to smuggle RM500,000 in Malaysian, Thai currencies
The Perak Customs Department seized RM500,000 in Malaysian and Thai currency notes and detained three women at the Bukit Berapit Immigration, Customs and Quarantine (ICQ) Complex in Pengkalan Hulu.
— The Sun Daily

S’wak closer to high income economy with Petros natural gas deal, says Awang Tengah
Sarawak can now leverage on its gas resources to accelerate its economic development through more high value downstream petrochemical activities with the complete transfer of Distribution of Domestic Gas from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
— The Borneo Post

Increase govt spending to spur private sector: Analyst
Increased government spending this year is vital for Malaysia to spur its economy as the private sector is likely to take a back seat in view of the global economic uncertainties brought by multiple external factors, says an analyst.
— The Sun Daily

Rosmah trial: Ex-minister accused of deflecting accusations, looking for a ‘black sheep’
Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid was accused by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s lawyers of trying to deflect the blame towards Datuk Seri Najib Razak for approving the RM1.25 billion solar hybrid schools.
— Malay Mail

MMHE back in black with RM9.28m profit in Q4
Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Bhd (MMHE) posted a net profit of RM9.28 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2019 compared with a net loss of RM25.22 million a year ago, underpinned by contribution from the marine segment.
— The Sun Daily

After five-year wait, Selangor-born stateless child adopted by Malaysians to get citizenship
A Selangor-born teenage boy who has been waiting for five years finally received official word that the government has approved his 2015 application to be recognised as a Malaysian.
— Malay Mail

Melaka govt takes measures to boost water security in bid to solve state’s water supply issue
Melaka has been rationing water since January 29 to ensure it could meet the demands for supply in the current hot and dry season, which is expected to prolong until the end of next month.
— Malay Mail

‘Allowing more petrol operators will keep fuel prices competitive’
Allowing more private petrol companies to acquire a licence to operate petrol stations will help keep fuel prices at competitive levels, which will not burden the people, says a source familiar with the matter.
— The Sun Daily

Severity of coronavirus on economy yet to be determined: BNM
The impact of the Wuhan coronavirus on the Malaysian economy has yet to be determined, according to Bank Negara Malaysia governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus (pix).
— The Sun Daily

WHO advises Malaysia to prepare for wider coronavirus outbreak
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised the Malaysian government to prepare itself for the possibility of a wider transmission of Covid-19 which has infected tens of thousands and has killed more than a thousand in.
— Malay Mail

Company screens guests for Covid-19 at Kuching event (Video)
Guests attending a signing ceremony at a leading hotel here today were in for a surprise as they had to undergo a health screening before entering the hotel’s ballroom.
— The Borneo Post

Myanmar-based logistics startup Kargo rebrands to Karzo as it refocusses on the B2B segment
Yangon-based logistics startup Kargo today announced its rebrand to Karzo, according to a press statement. Having been focussing on both B2C and B2B segments, the startup also announced that it will be developing a new B2B-focussed strategy as it moves towards securing a Series A funding round this month.
— e27

 

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