Malaysia morning news for January 13

Malaysia morning news for January 13

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s economy likely to better this year: MoF
Malaysia’s economy is expected to do better in 2020 as the manufacturing sector’s purchasing managers index for December 2019 rose to a 15-month high, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.
— New Straits times

Malaysia, Pakistan keen to enhance trade in commodities
Malaysia and Pakistan are keen to further explore ways to enhance trade in commodities as well as avenues to further expand Malaysian palm oil’s share in Pakistan.
— The Sun Daily

Arrival of 100,000 Indonesian amateur golfers projected to boost Malaysian tourism this year
Tourism Malaysia is targeting the arrival of some 100,000 Indonesian amateur golfers this year, in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign.
— Malay Mail

CPN spends B200m on New Year bazaar
Central Pattana Plc (CPN) and affiliated companies are investing 200 million baht to hold a month-long Chinese New Year event across 34 shopping centres in Thailand and Malaysia.
— Bangkok Post

Ex-mufti defends G25 against calls for probe
A former Terengganu mufti, Ismail Yahya, has defended the G25 group of retired senior civil servants from calls for the group to be investigated by the authorities.

‘Same Day Registration Approved’ for convenience of landowners soon
The Sarawak Land and Survey Department will be implementing a ‘Same Day Registration Approved’ service for land titles and instrument registration by the middle of the year.
— The Borneo Post

TNB customers enjoy 2.5% interest on deposit
Customers of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will earn a 2.5% interest per annum (also known as rebate) on their electricity security deposit, which will be credited into their January bill.
— The Sun Daily

MACC’s release of recordings no different from PDRM displaying seized items: Mahathir
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya’s move in releasing audio recordings of alleged criminal conspiracy is no different from the public display of items seized from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak earlier, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Stray cats at National Museum risk being sent to the pound, in urgent need of adopters
Stray cats at the National Museum may end up in the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) pound if they are not adopted soon.
— Malay Mail

Foreign workers also entitled to Socso protection – Minister
Employers who hire foreign workers will be strictly monitored to ensure that their foreign workers would also be protected under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) scheme, effective from Jan 1 this year, says Minister of Human Resources M Kulasegaran.
— The Borneo Post

Japan’s envoy happy with re-energised look east policy under Mahathir
Malaysia and Japan are well on the way to bringing their ties to new heights in the next few years with the rejuvenation of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s ‘Look East Policy’, says Japan’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Hiroshi Oka.
— The Borneo Post

Penang MMEA detains Dutch cargo ship for anchoring illegally
The Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Netherlands-registered cargo vessel for unauthorised anchoring at 22.2 nautical miles southwest of Pulau Kendi near here, yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng: Govt sticks to Proton Perdana after assured of supply
The government had considered a second option of sourcing for official cars before deciding to continue with Proton Perdana because earlier there was no guarantee of adequate supply of the national car, said Finance Minister.
— Malay Mail

RM50k allocation approved for Sabah school, Mohamaddin says not an election bribe
A RM50,000 allocation has been approved for SMK Bongawan II here to help upgrade its hall, football field and other facilities, says Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
— The Star Online

Muhyiddin: Kimanis by-election a litmus test for federal and state administrations
The Kimanis parliamentary by-election is important to gauge the people’s support towards the government’s development programmes and initiatives, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— Malay Mail

Council officers lack awareness on animal cruelty, says independent rescuer
Malaysian Animal Welfare Association (MAWA) founder Mukunnan Sugumaran has questioned authorities’ lack of interest in humane solutions to the country’s stray animal problem.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Malaysia, Pakistan to extend cooperation in palm oil trade
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok’s visit to Pakistan has unearthed strong potential for Malaysia and the South Asian nation to cooperate further in palm oil trade as well as other commodities, her ministry said.
— Malay Mail

Over 100,00 children in Sabah to be given polio vaccination regardless of citizenship status
Over 100,000 children aged five years and below in Sabah will be given polio vaccination to prevent the spread of the virus.
— The Sun Daily

62 people down with influenza in Penang
The Penang State Health Department has recorded 10 clusters of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) involving 62 individuals with influenza in the clusters from Dec 29 until 12pm yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng: SPCT upgrading works to begin in April
Upgrading works at the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) to accommodate larger vessels will commence in April, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— Malay Mail

Minister denies RM50,000 school allocation attempt to curry favour with Kimanis voters
The announcement on the RM50,000 allocation for Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bongawan ll near here yesterday, should not be made an issue, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
— Malay Mail

MACC to charge EMGS chairman in court Monday (Jan 13)
Education Malaysia Global Service chairman Datuk Abdul.Rahman Mohamed Shariff will be taken to court on Monday (Jan 13) to face charges.
— The Star Online

Woman stabbed multiple times in Penang lift, neighbour in police custody
The suspect who stabbed his neighbour 10 times while robbing her in an elevator at the Taman Sri Damai flats in Jelutong last Wednesday is in police custody.
— Malay Mail

PAS MP: G25 group deviant and confused
PAS MP Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali accused pro-moderation group G25 today of promoting un-Islamic concepts with its criticism of the country’s religious authorities.
— Malay Mail

(Video) PDRM looking for witness who recorded JPJ officers
Police have urged the witness who recorded a video of two Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers allegedly roughing up a motorcyclist here to come forward to help in investigations.
— The Sun Daily

Interim Education Minister only temporary: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has stressed that he will cease being the interim education minister once a suitable person is found to take over as the minister.
— The Sun Daily

Two locals, 15 foreigners nabbed in anti-vice raid
Police rounded up 15 foreign nationals and two locals during a raid on two entertainment outlets in Taman Perindustrian KIP near Kepong.
— The Star Online

Azmin wants to focus on Apec 2020 summit
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said he wants to focus on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) 2020 Summit scheduled at the end of this year.
— The Sun Daily

Pahang govt ready to meet those who consider new quit rent too high
THE Pahang government is ready to consider appeals from industry players who feel the new quit rent which came into effect this year is too high.
— The Sun Daily

PSS holders not qualified to apply for PR, citizenship – Muhyiddin
Holders of Sabah Temporary Pass or Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS) are still categorised as immigrants without travel documents and hence, not qualified to apply for an entry permit, permanent resident status or citizenship, according to Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah focuses on downstream sector to create jobs – CM
The Sabah government is committed to ensuring that the state’s natural resources are fully utilised to provide employment opportunities to the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Arifin factor expected to swing votes for Warisan – Bersatu
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) hopes that the influence and popularity of Membakut assemblyman Datuk Mohd Arifin Mohd Arif will help Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) candidate Datuk Karim Bujang win the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.
— The Borneo Post

Graduates to contribute to state’s industries
A total of 478 graduates from the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) received their certificates at the 5th Centexs Convocation Ceremony here, yesterday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak not ready for IBS
Sarawak is not ready to fully take part in the Industrialised Building System (IBS) in which its projects are above RM50 million in value, said Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.
— New Sarawak Tribune

245 bags of trash in beach clean-up
A gotong-royong (communal work) activity to clean up Brighton Cove, the stretch of beach located between ParkCity Everly Hotel and Marriott Resort and Spa here, was carried out yesterday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Khalid: City Hall to work with Housing and Local Government Ministry in setting up designated smoking areas
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today said that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will work closely with the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) in the setting up of designated smoking areas in.
— Malay Mail

Sabah to intensify polio immunisation efforts in three areas
The Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Ministry will intensify polio immunisation efforts in three areas comprising Tuaran, Sandakan and Kinabatangan which have seen polio cases reported over the last month.
— The Sun Daily

Azmin celebrates Malaysian student contingent’s victory at Tokyo Math Olympiad
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today lauded the nine Malaysian students who won nine medals at the World International Mathematical Olympiad championship in Tokyo recently.
— Malay Mail

Sri Pertiwi affordable housing scheme launched
The inaugural Sri Pertiwi Affordable Housing Scheme for the middle-income group (M40) in Sarawak was launched yesterday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

‘Put the right education policies in place’
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the interim Education Minister has been urged to ensure that the right education policies are in place with his past experience as education minister in 1974.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Mainstream media must comply with basic journalism ethics
Main stream media must abide by the basic journalism ethics in turning out a news piece so that the information delivered is authentic and accurate.
— The Sun Daily


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