Malaysia morning news for February 4

Malaysia morning news for February 4

Malaysia morning newsCoronavirus: Special aircraft to bring home Malaysians from Wuhan has left for China, says DPM
A special aircraft sent by the Malaysian government on a mission to bring back its 141 citizens, their spouses and children from Wuhan, which has been locked down by the Chinese authorities due to the 2019 novel.
— Malay Mail

H5N1: No import of live animals, products from Shaoyang, says Veterinary DG
Malaysia does not import live animals and products from Shaoyang in Hunan, China, where an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu was reported, said Veterinary Services Department (VSD) director-general Datuk Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Domestic Trade Ministry: Total of 271 offences committed under maximum price scheme this CNY
A total of 271 offences had been committed under the Festive Season Maximum Price Scheme (SHMMP) in conjunction with the 2020 Chinese New Year celebration which began on Jan 20 and ended yesterday (February 2), involving.
— Malay Mail

MAVCOM to assess fitness, propriety of executives in AirAsia, AirAsia X
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) will assess whether there is any contravention of the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 and the commission’s Guidelines on Fit and Proper Person pertaining to the graft allegations involving Airbus SE as well as AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Construction of comm towers under NFCP 1 to start mid-February
Construction of new communication towers at 152 locations in 93 mukim throughout the country to provide 3G and 4G cellular services under the National Fiberisation Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will commence in the middle of.
— Malay Mail

Maybank recognised as Best Trade Finance Provider 2020
Maybank Bhd was recently named Best Trade Finance Provider 2020 by Global Finance magazine, at an awards show where industry leaders of each country were recognised for developing and taking advantage of new capabilities, whilst monitoring global trends to deliver clients key insights on both trade and finance.
— The Sun Daily

Align Technology to contribute RMB 1 mln for prevention, control efforts
To support ongoing prevention and control efforts for the novel coronavirus in China, Align Technology Inc has announced its commitment to donate RMB 1 million (RM586,541.80) to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Preparation to bring home Malaysians from Wuhan in final stage, says ambassador
The Malaysian Embassy in China is in the final stage of preparations to gather all identified Malaysians in Wuhan to be brought home today, following the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China.
— Malay Mail

Petronas double-taxed because of SST, court told
The hearing for Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas) judicial review application against the State Sales Tax (SST) commenced this morning, with the High Court told that the corporation had been double-taxed because of the SST.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign investors sold off RM659.7m last week, largest in 8 weeks
International investors sold RM659.7 million net in local equities last week, the largest outflow seen in eight weeks. In a note by MIDF Research, Bursa Malaysia started the week on a sombre note as offshore investors sold RM70.9 million on Tuesday.
— The Sun Daily

Special flight to carry Malaysians back from Wuhan leaves KLIA2
The special aircraft sent by the Malaysian government on a mission to bring back 141 citizens, their spouses and children from Wuhan left for China on Monday (Feb 3) afternoon.
— The Star Online

Notices of assessment for state sales tax on petroleum products are invalid, says Petronas lawyer
The notices of assessment for state sales tax on petroleum products issued to Petronas by the Sarawak government are invalid and should be quashed because certain parts of the State Sales Tax Ordinance are unconstitutional, says Datuk Malik Imtiaz Sarwar.
— The Star Online

Penang reclamation work to factor in rising sea levels, says CM
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says future projects to take into account climate-change factors.
— FMT News

Consumer groups call for plastic-free Thaipusam
The Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia have urged organisers to make this year’s Thaipusam a plastic-free celebration.
— The Sun Daily

Najib tells court he did not know if govt guarantees for RM4b loan to SRC was tabled in Dewan Rakyat
Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) told the High Court here today that he was not aware if the cabinet approval for government guarantees on the RM4 billion loan by the Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) to SRC International Sdn Bhd were ever tabled in Parliament.
— The Sun Daily

Liridon now a citizen of Malaysia
Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) midfielder Liridon Krasniqi is just a step away from donning the Harimau Malaya jersey. The 28-year-old is now a naturalised Malaysian citizen.
— New Sarawak Tribune

AGC urged to review case of disabled man sent to prison for attempted suicide
Human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged the Attorney Generals Chambers (AGC) to review a case involving a disabled man who was sentenced to prison for six months for attempted suicide.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian Bar urges IGP to locate and return Indira Gandhi’s daughter instead of striving for ‘win-win’ outcome
The Malaysian Bar today urged Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador to locate and return M. Indira Gandhi’s daughter Prasana Diksa who is kidnapped by her ex-husband.
— Malay Mail

BNM, Bank of Korea renew currency swap arrangement
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Bank of Korea have entered into an agreement to renew the bilateral KRW/RM swap arrangement.
— The Sun Daily

Govt committed to decriminalising attempted suicide, says law minister
The government remains firm on its decision to decriminalise attempted suicide, said de facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong, following the conviction of a 38-year-old disabled man by the Kuala Terengganu Magistrate’s Court.
— Malay Mail

Apply online for IC, birth certificate, marriage certificate from July
Beginning July, online applications can be made for the certain documents at the National Registration Department (NRD).
— The Sun Daily

Penang’s nature-based approach to tackling climate change wins Climathon Global Awards
Penang’s climate adaption programme centred on nature-based solutions has been named the winner of the inaugural Climathon Global Awards under the Cities category.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak Immigration: 16 travellers, including 13 China nationals, barred from entering state
Sixteen travellers, including 13 from China, were refused entry to Sarawak over the last two days, the state Immigration Department has announced.
— Malay Mail

Pahang govt refutes claim Bukit Ketam earmarked for Lynas permanent disposal facility
The Pahang government has denied that Bukit Ketam has been chosen as the site for Lynas Corporation’s permanent disposal facility (PDF) to process water leach purification (WLP) residue.
— Malay Mail

Review case of disabled man jailed for attempted suicide, urges Hakam
The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has urged the Attorney General’s Chambers to review the case of a disabled man who was jailed for attempted suicide.
— The Star Online

Motorcyclist killed after being run over by bus on NSE
A motorcyclist was killed instantly after she was run over by a bus in an accident on the North-South Expressway.
— The Star Online

Sabah’s first local cooking oil, Bess, up for sale
Sabah’s first local cooking oil has been launched and is now for sale.
— The Star Online

1MDB forfeiture: Court sets Feb 19 to hear applications to inspect luxury items
The applications by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and jewellery firm Global Royalty Trading SAL to obtain photographs of the assets seized from the premises belonging to Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd, and to physically inspect the assets will be heard on Feb 19.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia falls for 10th straight session
Bursa Malaysia closed lower for the 10th straight session today, dragged down by all index except for the FBMPalmOil index, despite bids by China’s central bank to steady its domestic markets, said an analyst.
— The Sun Daily

Appeals Court upholds doctor’s acquittal over death of Zahid’s son-in-law
The Court of Appeal here today upheld the acquittal of an obstetric and gynaecology specialist who was charged with causing the death of former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s son-in-law, Datuk Syed Alman Zain Syed Alwi, during a dental treatment in 2016.
— The Sun Daily

Imran Khan’s working visit set to enhance longstanding Pakistan-Malaysia ties
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s (pix) two-day working visit to Malaysia starting today is set to further enhance and solidify long-standing brotherly relations between the two nations.
— The Sun Daily

Safety first approach for M’sians returning home from Wuhan
Malaysians who are scheduled to return home from Wuhan, China early tomorrow morning will go through stringent procedures to eliminate any risk of the novel coronavirus infection spreading here.
— The Sun Daily

PM Imran Khan’s working visit set to enhance longstanding Pakistan-Malaysia ties
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s two-day working visit to Malaysia starting on Monday (Feb 3) is set to further enhance and solidify long-standing brotherly relations between the two nations.
— The Star Online

Supermax contributes three million medical gloves to Wuhan
Supermax Corporation Bhd will contribute two million pieces of medical grade gloves to Wuhan, China to aid local healthcare workers in their fight against the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 – nCoV) outbreak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak requires two more drug rehabilitation centres: Nada
Sarawak requires at least two more Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centres (CCRC) and Cure and Care (C&C) Clinics either in Bintulu or Miri, according to National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Ampang Jaya Municipal Council begins offering services online
The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has become the newest addition on the list of local authorities that have set up base in cyberspace.
— The Sun Daily

Health minister: All involved in bringing back Malaysians from Wuhan will undergo 14 days mandatory quarantine
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad today said all those involved in repatriating Malaysian citizens from the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) focal point of Wuhan, China will have to undergo mandatory 14 days’ quarantine.
— Malay Mail

AADK identifies seven high-risk areas for drug abuse in Sarawak
The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) has identified seven high-risk areas for drug abuse in Sarawak, said its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Court wants AGC to submit further submissions in appeals by four individuals
The Federal Court nine-member bench wants the Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) to put in further submissions on several issues in the appeals by four individuals who have raised the issue of the constitutionality of the mandatory death sentence.
— The Sun Daily

No sharing of utensils, says Sarawak govt in coronavirus self-quarantine advisory
People, who are in self-quarantine at home for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) symptoms, must not share eating utensils with anyone, the Sarawak government reminded today.
— Malay Mail

Online application for some NRD documents from July
Beginning July, online applications can be made for the certain documents at the National Registration Department (NRD).
— The Borneo Post

271 maximum price control scheme offences recorded – Saifuddin
A total of 271 offences had been committed under the Festive Season Maximum Price Scheme (SHMMP) in conjunction with the 2020 Chinese New Year celebration which began on Jan 20 and ended yesterday (Feb 2), involving compounds amounting to RM36,200.
— The Borneo Post

Perak planning for new tourist attraction after MAPS theme park closed
The Perak government is planning to come up with a new tourist attraction following the closure of the RM520 million Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), which went into receivership due to financial constraints.
— Malay Mail

Malindo Air suspends two more flights to and from China
Malindo Air is suspending temporarily two more international services between Malaysia and China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
— The Borneo Post

PH reps in court to back Sarawak in Petronas judicial review on SST
Pakatan Harapan politicians have turned up at the High Court here this morning in support of the state government on the first day of the hearing of the judicial review filed by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) against the imposition of the state sales tax (SST).
— The Borneo Post

 

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