Malaysia morning news for February 3

Malaysia morning news for February 3

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia Airlines offers full refund for flights to and from mainland China
Malaysia Airlines today announced it will permit cancellations with full refund as well as free ticket alterations on flights to and from mainland China.
— The Borneo Post

Half of Malaysia’s Banking Assets to be Islamic in Next Decade
Malaysia can expect half of its banking assets to be Islamic by 2030 as the industry’s growth outpaces conventional banking, according to a lenders’ association.
— Bloomberg

Malaysia records RM409.14m fund outflow amid Wuhan virus outbreak
Foreign investors were net sellers in the local equity market last week, recording a total net outflow of RM409.14 million from Jan 28-30 against a net inflow of RM23.48 million from Jan 20-23.
— The Edge Markets

Coronavirus won’t turn you into a ‘zombie,’ says Malaysia
The deadly coronavirus will not cause victims to act like zombies, Malaysia’s government said on social media, as officials act to correct the spread of misinformation surrounding the outbreak.
— Japan Times

MACC probes AirAsia over alleged bribes from Airbus
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has commenced investigation on corruption allegations implicating Airbus and two executives from budget airlines AirAsia.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian embassy sends team to Wuhan
The Malaysian Embassy in Beijing today sent an advance team to Wuhan to coordinate and assist in the process of bringing back 120 Malaysians in Hubei province following the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus in that country.
— The Sun Daily

CAAM, AAIB expected to conduct investigation into helicopter crash in Marudi
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) are expected to conduct an investigation into the helicopter crash involving a Bell 206 helicopter, which belongs to Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd that occurred in Marudi, Sarawak yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Uggah: S’wak govt wants to take state’s buffalo breeding industry to a higher level
Sarawak government wants to take the state’s buffalo breeding industry to a higher level and have identified strategies to propel it, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia records funds outflow of RM409.14m amid coronavirus outbreak
Foreign investors were net sellers in the local equity market last week, recording a total net outflow of RM409.14 million from Jan 28-30 against a net inflow of RM23.48 million from Jan 20-23.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia denies wrongdoing in sports sponsorship case
AirAsia has denied corruption and bribery allegations against it, saying it was neither involved in any way whatsoever with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation of Airbus nor given any opportunity to provide any information or clarification to the SFO.
— The Sun Daily

Op Selamat records 215 deaths in 14 days
A total of 215 deaths were recorded in the 14 days of Op Selamat 16/2020 since it was mounted on January 18, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department.
— Malay Mail

Sabah working with China to facilitate sending back of Chinese nationals
The Sabah government will work closely with the Chinese government to facilitate the process of sending home citizens of the republic who are in the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— Malay Mail

Coronavirus: Govt mulls stimulus package, to focus on people’s well-being
In efforts to mitigate the impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in 24 countries including Malaysia, the government is considering to inject an economic stimulus package and also to prioritise the safety and well-being of the people. Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said for 2020, an al
— The Borneo Post

Securities Commission to examine allegations made against AirAsia
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will be examining the allegations made against AirAsia Group Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd.
— The Star Online

Malaysia records funds outflow of RM409.14 mln amid outbreak
Foreign investors were net sellers in the local equity market last week, recording a total net outflow of RM409.14 million from Jan 28-30 against a net inflow of RM23.48 million from Jan 20-23.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Airbus bribery claims: Anti-corruption watchdog wants AirAsia, SC to hold independent probes
Local listed flight carriers AirAsia and AirAsia X and local regulator Securities Commission should launch independent investigations on claims that the two companies were allegedly implicated in bribery by aircraft.
— Malay Mail

Supplier of thermal scanners to Malaysia’s Health Ministry assures device keeps coronavirus at bay
The supplier of thermal scanners in Malaysia has assured that the devices used by health officials here are reliable and operating effectively to detect possible carriers of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Malay Mail

After KL lakes, otters now seen in Subang Jaya too
Otters have now been spotted in a lake in Subang Ria Park in Subang Jaya, Selangor, the latest in a series of sightings in public parks in the Klang Valley.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya base jumping to become annual event: Khalid
The 2020 Putrajaya Base Jumping (PBJ), an extreme sporting event held in conjunction with Federal Territory Day, will become an annual event, said Federal Territories minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
— The Sun Daily

SC examines allegations against Airasia and Airasia X
The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia says it will examine the statement of facts in the case of Regina vs Airbus SE which disclosed several allegations against AirAsia Group Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian embassy officials arrive in Wuhan
Malaysian embassy officials have arrived in Wuhan to help repatriate 120 Malaysians back, Malaysiakini reported.
— The Star Online

UK should refocus economic cooperation within Commonwealth
Now that Brexit is finally done, the UK should refocus its economic cooperation not only with the US but also with the myriad economies within the Commonwealth, including Malaysia, Dr Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs said.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Dr Sim: First 2 integrated refueling stations in S’wak to be built in Darul Hana, Batu Kawah
The first two three-in-one integrated refueling stations in Sarawak will be constructed in Darul Hana and Batu Kawah here, said Minister of Housing and Local Government Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.
— The Borneo Post

Man arrested after over RM3k worth of drugs found in his possession
Police have arrested a 39-year-old man after they found 267.16 grammes of drugs believed to be ecstasy (powder form) in his possession.
— The Borneo Post

Sharifah: Only RM33 bln of RM660 bln in oil revenue mined by Petronas returned to Sarawak
Since national oil company Petronas began extracting oil and gas in Sarawak from 1976 to 2017, it had earned a total revenue of about RM660 billion, but only RM33 billion was returned to Sarawak, said Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak says ‘no issue’ with Maths and Science in English, already started doing so
Sarawak has no issue with having Mathematics and Science taught in schools using English if the federal government opts to implement the measure of adopting English as the medium of language for these two subjects, a state.
— Malay Mail

Anwar: Cabinet reshuffle? I’ll need to be PM first
National Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday that he had to be the next prime minister first before he could decide on whether or not to initiate a Cabinet reshuffle.
— The Sun Daily

FT Minister: Decision on Kg Baru land purchase expected in June
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said the decision over the land purchase for the redevelopment of Kampung Baru is expected to be announced this June.
— The Star Online

Coronavirus: Johor Health Department denies two cases detected in Forest City
The Johor Health Department (JKNJ) yesterday refuted claims that two 2019 novel coronavirus cases were detected in Forest City, Gelang Patah near here, as viralled on Facebook.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia remains committed to preventing spread of coronavirus
When a small outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, China, on December 31, last year, nobody expected it to cause a public health emergency of.
— Malay Mail

Anwar: PKR will continue to support Warisan
PKR will continue to give its support to Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) and work together in developing Sabah, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

PDRM to probe commotion at Syed Saddiq’s PPBM youth gathering
Police have set up a special team to investigate a commotion started by a group of youths at the Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth wing gathering in Ulu Tiram, here, last night.
— The Sun Daily

CM: Sarawak to build Miri to Lawas coastal road link
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today that Sarawak will proceed to develop the coastal road infrastructure from Miri to coastal regions of Limbang and Lawas districts.
— The Borneo Post

Putrajaya Base Jump to become annual event, says FT minister
The 2020 Putrajaya Base Jump (PBJ), an extreme sporting event held in conjunction with Federal Territory Day, will become an annual event, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
— Malay Mail

Married couple bound, blindfolded by armed robbers during robbery in Kuching
A married couple was bound and blindfolded by a group of masked robbers at their home in Taman Lotak Wira, Jalan Stephen Yong, here, around 3am yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

34,000 children in Tawau targeted for free polio vaccination
The Health Office here is targeting about 34,000 children, both citizens and non-citizens, for free polio immunisation between January and March.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak bans vistors with recent travel history to China
All Chinese nationals and foreigners who have been to China in the last 14 days will be refused entry into Sarawak with immediate effect, until further notice.
— The Sun Daily

Rosmah’s corruption trial to begin Feb 3
Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (pix), will make an appearance at separate High Courts here on Monday for their criminal trials.
— The Sun Daily



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