Malaysia morning news for February 17

Malaysia morning news for February 17

Malaysia morning news

Westerdam passenger from Cambodia confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case (video) *updated
An 83-year-old American woman who was among 145 people to disembark the cruise ship MS Westerdam at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port on Friday was today (Feb 15) confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case.
— AEC News Today

Guan Eng: RM100,000 fine, 20-year jail term for drunk drivers
The government is studying amending the penalty for motorists found guilty for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as for dangerous driving, causing death, with a fine of up to RM100,000, said Finance.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia: Second Test Confirms Virus in Ship Passenger Cleared by Cambodia
A second test confirmed that an elderly American woman, who had traveled on a cruise ship allowed to dock in Cambodia, was accurately diagnosed with the coronavirus upon arriving in Kuala Lumpur on a flight from Phnom Penh, Malaysia’s deputy prime minister said Sunday.
— Benar News

E-wallet adoption boosts Malaysia’s SMEs
The adoption of e-wallet digital payments among Malaysia’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can spur the competitiveness of the sector domestically and internationally, according to an academician at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
— Borneo Bulletin

Covid-19: Two more test positive in M’sia, total now 21
The Health Ministry has identified yet another two more patients found to be positively infected with the novel-coronavirus (Covid-19).
— The Sun Daily

COVID-19: Significant drop in fake news following quick action by Malaysia
A United States (US) President with slipping approval ratings moves to shore up his conservative bona fides by pledging to reform a crucial government safety net programme.
— Borneo Bulletin

78% reject PPSMI, says Malay group
A Malay advocacy group and a teachers’ union have disputed a think tank’s findings that most Malaysians are supportive of the revival of science and mathematics being taught in English.
— FMT

Report: Malaysia Ramsar sites under threat from uncontrolled development
Uncontrolled development and illegal trespassing have endangered the flora and fauna found in four of Malaysia’s Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) Sites in Peninsula Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

Don’t commit provocative acts and post them on social media
The public are advised not to resort to provocative actions and post them on social media.
— The Sun Daily

Graduates urged to take up E4E program to boost employability
Sabah graduates should be proactive and take on training programmes to heighten their employability rate, said Political Secretary to the International Trade and Industry Minister, Pritchard Gumbaris.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak to balance urban growth and nature conservation
The Sarawak government will balance urban growth and nature conservation, assured Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg yesterday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Raymond’s sacking is Cabinet’s decision, says Sabah deputy minister
Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew today clarified that the sacking of the State PKR Youth chief Raymond Ahuar as her political secretary was a decision by the cabinet.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry introduces integrated application portal for SPM leavers to register for 2020/2021 intake
The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Department of Higher Education (JPT) have introduced  a new integrated portal MyUPU, for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to apply for admission to study at Higher.
— Malay Mail

Dr Wee: Iron out problems in mySalam B40 scheme before extending to M40 group
Things must be made right under the mySalam coverage for the B40 group before the Government rolls out protection to the M40 group, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

Malaysia safe to visit: DPM
Malaysians have been urged to send out a positive message that Malaysia is still a safe place to visit despite being faced with the Covid-19 infection situation.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia is safe to visit, says Wan Azizah
Malaysians have been urged to send out a positive message that Malaysia is still a safe place to visit despite being faced with the Covid-19 infection situation, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Star Online

Tell world country safe to visit, DPM tells Malaysians
Malaysians have been urged to send out a positive message that Malaysia is still a safe place to visit despite being faced with the Covid-19 infection situation.
— Malay Mail

After Taman Desa condo collapse, residents’ coalition wants govt to revisit their previous concerns about project
A coalition of residents that originally protested against condominium project The Address wants the authorities to revisit its approval after part of it collapsed last Friday afternoon.
— Malay Mail

Sabah places great emphasis on wildlife conservation – Christina
Sabah places great emphasis on wildlife conservation efforts, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
— The Borneo Post

PR and citizenship distinctly different
Permanent residency and citizenship status are completely different, and Chong Chieng Jen should not confuse Sarawakians by linking the two, said political secretary to the chief minister Tan Kai.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PM hopes decision on whether PPSMI returns can be made next year
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he hoped a decision on whether the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI) can be reintroduced or otherwise can be made next year.
— The Borneo Post

Don’t commit provocative acts and post them on social media, says Mujahid
The public are advised not to resort to provocative actions and post them on social media.
— Malay Mail

Construction workers of collapsed Taman Desa condo project vacate living quarters after stop work order
After a stop work order was issued today to the contractor of condominium project The Address — part of it collapsed last Friday — its construction workers were seen moving out of the building site.
— Malay Mail

‘We have control’, Muhyiddin says amid concern over Malaysia’s purchase of CIA-rigged Crypto AG
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today assured Malaysians that no important national secrets were transmitted through encryption devices the government bought from Swiss company Crypto AG that were allegedly rigged by.
— Malay Mail

Drone to be used to identify cause of condominium collapse at Taman Desa: DOSH
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) will also be using drones to get an accurate picture of an under-construction condominium building which collapsed yesterday at Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama.
— The Sun Daily

DOSH begins probe into collapse of under-construction condo: Zuraida
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) today started an investigation into the partial collapse of a 37-storey condominium under construction in Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Khalid: KL mall operators urged to increase Covid-19 preventive measures
Shopping mall operators in Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur are urged to step up the implementation of the Covid-19 preventive measures at their respective premises per recommendations by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
— Malay Mail

PM hopes decision on PPSMI can be made next year
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he hoped a decision on whether the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI) can be reintroduced or otherwise can be made next year.
— The Sun Daily

Hiring of foreign workers must meet stipulated requirements
The Ministry of Human Resources is always open to requests to hire foreign workers if the required conditions are met.
— The Sun Daily

children given polio vaccination in Petagas, Putatan
More than 5,000 children, aged five, in the state constituencies of Petagas and Putatan were given polio vaccine under the Sabah Polio Immunisation Campaign carried out since Dec 27 last year.
— The Borneo Post

Instill volunteerism among the young
The spirit of community service and volunteerism must be instilled among the younger generation.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Pipe installation causes water disruption
Residents in Asajaya and Sadong Jaya are advised to store sufficient water from 10pm on February 18 until 6am the following day.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RM27,000 picked out from the ashes
Firefighters stumbled upon a large amount of money in a house while responding to a fire at Kampung Penekup, Ulu Mukah.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Foo lauds police for acting on suspected arson cases
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth Central secretary-general Milton Foo says he is grateful to the police for their unrelenting efforts and attention to suspected arson cases here.
— The Borneo Post

Photojournalist, ECM Libra Foundation stand by report on poor Orang Asli living off landfill
Freelance journalist SC Shekar said he has video and photographic evidence to support a news report on an Orang Asli community in Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang who have been forced to scavenge at a landfill for a living in the.
— Malay Mail

Ministry of Agriculture to assist farmers in Melaka, Kedah
The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) will provide assistance through the disaster fund to ease the burden of farmers affected by the drought and water supply disruption in Melaka and Kedah.
— Malay Mail

Provocation against Immigration shows lack of respect towards authorities: Muhyiddin
The provocation against members of the Selangor Immigration enforcement team during an operation at an area dominated by illegal foreign traders in Batu Caves, Selangor recently, indicates lack of respect towards our laws and authorities, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.
— The Sun Daily

60% of third, fourth stage cancer patients late in seeking medical treatment
Most third and fourth stage breast cancer patients went to hospital late to seek treatment because they were embarrassed to go through the process and more obsessed with traditional treatment.
— The Sun Daily

Chief secretary to govt: Civil servants must maintain their neutrality, professionalism
Civil servants must abide by their principle of neutrality and professionalism and respect that separation powers is an essential element in the Rule of Law as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
— Malay Mail

Bill to set up Harmony and Reconciliation Commission expected to be tabled this year
The Bill to set up the Harmony and Reconciliation Commission is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year.
— The Sun Daily

Authorities suspend Taman Desa condo builder’s ad permit, developer licence pending probe
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) today started an investigation into the partial collapse of a 37-storey condominium under construction in Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak CM: Semenggoh Wildlife Centre recognised by World Excellence Tourism Awards 2020
The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, about 20km from Kuching, has been awarded the World Excellence Tourism Awards 2020 under the category of Sustainable Tourism Programme, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.
— Malay Mail

Taib: Sarawakians urged to do their bit to help others in need
Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud urges more Sarawakians to do their bit for charity to help others in need.
— The Borneo Post

 

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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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