Malaysia morning news for January 20

Malaysia morning news for January 20

Malaysia morning news

UN data shows Malaysians make up biggest migrant group in Singapore at 44pc
There were close to one million Malaysians in Singapore in 2019, making the demographic group the biggest migrants in the little red dot, a report citing data from the United Nations (UN) has shown.
— Malay Mail

5G is not hazardous to health: Experts
Claims by certain parties that the use of fifth-generation (5G) technology, to be introduced in Malaysia this year, could be detrimental to health are baseless, experts say.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RM1,200 minimum wage compliance to be known by Feb 28
The smooth and effective implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage in major cities under 57 city councils and municipal councils will only be known by the end of February, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Price of all imported red onions up, supply stable
The price of all imported red onions, and not just those imported from India, has risen, says Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Inc concept now more important than ever, says Dr M
The concept of Malaysia Incorporated (Malaysia Inc), which integrates the private and public sectors into one common objective, is now more important than ever to achieve the country’s big and ambitious goals, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Star Online

To defuse palm oil row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia
Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian government spokesman told Reuters on Friday.
— The Sun Daily

Voters haven’t fully embraced PH yet, says Mahathir after Kimanis defeat
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said Parti Warisan Sabah’s defeat in the Kimanis by-election yesterday could be because the voters in that parliamentary constituency had yet to embrace the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.
— The Sun Daily

PLUS highways owners can cope with toll cuts, says Tun M
The Cabinet believes that the owners of PLUS highways can cope with the 18% toll rate reduction as the cut will be offset by the increased number of vehicles expected to use the highways in the foreseeable future, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

ESSCom confirms abduction of five Indonesian fishermen
Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) Commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali yesterday confirmed that five Indonesian fishermen were kidnapped in Tambisan waters near Lahad Datu on Thursday.
— The Borneo Post

Strict checks at all entry points nationwide to prevent spread of ASF virus
The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry has directed the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) to conduct stringent checks at all entry points nationwide.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng: Govt will consider payments into bank accounts of beneficiaries without smartphones in e-Tunai programme
The government is willing to pay the RM30 due to each eligible Malaysian under its e-Tunai Rakyat (people’s e-cash) programme and accessible through selected e-wallet operators, by banking the allocation into the bank.
— Malay Mail

Govt will consider e-Tunai payment into bank accounts of those without smartphones
The government is willing to pay the RM30 due to each eligible Malaysian under its e-Tunai Rakyat (people’s e-cash) programme and accessible through selected e-wallet operators, by banking the allocation into the bank accounts of beneficiaries who do not have smart phones.
— The Sun Daily

Dzulkefly: Updates on Malaysia’s influenza outbreak will only come from Health Ministry
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is the ministry responsible for coordinating the data and providing updates on the influenza outbreak in the country.
— Malay Mail

DPM: Pakatan will take results of Kimanis by-election as a lesson
Pakatan Harapan (PH) will learn from the outcome of the Kimanis parliamentary by-election and will correct the situation, to win the support of the people, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— Malay Mail

Govt to introduce new initiatives for welfare of fishermen
The government will introduce new initiatives to protect the welfare of fishermen in the country by having them register with the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
— The Sun Daily

SWP to S’wak govt: Set up fund for natives living within timber concession areas
Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) has urged the Sarawak government to set up a fund for the natives who are living within timber concession areas and licensed planted forests (LPF) to ease their burdens.
— The Borneo Post

UTM denies spreading salafi propaganda, denounces article claiming links as false
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) today denied that its campus grounds is being used to spread radical Islamic propaganda or that its top officials are linked to Muslim group Ikram as alleged in a regional news.
— Malay Mail

Inspired by CNY, national blood bank seeks donors, uses oranges to show which type dwindling
The National Blood Centre (NBC) under the Health Ministry has created a poster with Chinese New Year (CNY) designs to appeal for blood donations to ensure adequate supply to hospitals during the festival next week.
— Malay Mail

World No. 1: TAR UC student becomes first Malaysian to top ACCA SBL exam (VIDEO)
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) student Caroline Ng Yi-Wye has made the nation proud by becoming the first Malaysian to be the world number one in the Strategic Business Leader (SBL) ACCA.
— Malay Mail

Prevention is better than cure
Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng rues the low community participation in health screening despite the many health programmes that have been organised by health organisations.
— New Sarawak Tribune

‘Govt under GPS committed to improving basic infrastructures in whole of Sarawak’
The Sarawak government, under the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) ruling coalition, is committed to improving the basic infrastructures meant for the benefit of all Sarawkians, particularly those in the rural areas. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said only Sarawakians would know better what their fellow Sarawakians really needed. …
— The Borneo Post

Minister: RM1,200 minimum wage compliance to be known by Feb 28
The smooth and effective implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage in major cities under 57 city councils and municipal councils will only be known by the end of February, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
— Malay Mail

250 pupils receive vouchers worth RM50,000 from Nafas
A total of 250 schoolchildren from Bayan Baru parliamentary constituency received vouchers worth RM50,000 from the National Farmers’ Organisation (Nafas) in conjunction with the ‘Back to School’ programme.
— Malay Mail

BN leaders look forward to rebuilding Sabah Umno, following Kimanis victory
Barisan Nasional’s (BN) win in the recently concluded Kimanis by-election marks a new beginning for the coalition.
— Malay Mail

Mukhriz: Dr Mahathir wants Kedah Bersatu to be strengthened
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Kedah to be strengthened in preparation for the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15).
— Malay Mail

Influenza: Health status of tourists screened at two entry points in Melaka
The Melaka Health Department is taking precautionary measure by stationing medical personnel at two of its entry points to carry out initial health screening on local and foreign visitors to control the spread of influenza.
— Malay Mail

Lendlease targets to lease 90% of TRX Mall by end-2021
Lendlease Group, the developer of the retail-led mixed development part of the The Exchange TRX project, is eyeing to have the retail portion 90 per cent leased by end of 2021.
— The Sun Daily

‘Darling, can I advice you something?’ HR Ministry’s tweet to worker complaint draws giggles and flak
The Human Resources Ministry’s attempt at being relatable on social media by using the trendy meme “Can I advise you something?” drew some laughs from some Twitter users as well brickbats from others who saw the tweet.
— Malay Mail

Kimanis result: Could be voters yet to embrace PH – Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Parti Warisan Sabah’s defeat in the Kimanis by-election today could be because the voters in that parliamentary constituency had yet to embrace the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.
— The Borneo Post

No place in Bersatu for those chasing position and wealth, says sec-gen
Religion, race and the nation, and not party positions and public office candidacy must form the basis of Bersatu members’ struggles when they sign up to contest in the party’s inaugural elections.
— Malay Mail

Kenyalang Gold Card holders may get free bus rides
Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) holders may get to enjoy free bus rides if a discussion on the subject ends on a good note.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Contraband beer worth RM589K seized
Some 3,100 crates of contraband beer worth RM589,000 were confiscated by the 11th Battalion General Operations Force (GOF) on Friday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Permaisuri Agong attends Putrajaya Poetry Recitation Night
The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, today attended the Putrajaya Poetry Recitation Night at Cempaka Sari Auditorium, Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) Complex here.
— Malay Mail

Bung Moktar: Voters have made it clear, time for Umno Sabah to move forward
Datuk Bung Moktar Radin today said Barisan Nasional (BN) and Sabah Umno’s win in the Kimanis by-election is a sign that the party is regaining people’s trust after a mass exodus of its leaders more than a year ago.
— Malay Mail

Official: BN wins Kimanis with 2029-vote majority
The Election Commission has announced Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Mohamad Alamin as the winner of the Kimanis by-election with a 2,029-vote majority.
— Malay Mail

PM wants PPBM Kedah to be strengthened: Mukhriz
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) wants Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Kedah to be strengthened in preparation for the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15).
— The Sun Daily

Eddin keen to contest for Bersatu Supreme Council position
Kuala Pilah Member of Parliament Datuk Eddin Syazlee Shith has offered to contest for a position in the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Supreme Leadership Council at the party’s election in June.
— Malay Mail

Dr Sim saddened by non-renewal of young doctors’ contracts
Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian is saddened by the recent incident involving two Sarawakian medical officers (MOs) whose contracts were not renewed by the government.
— The Borneo Post

Institut Sinaran honours 58 A-level students
Institut Sinaran celebrated its January graduation ceremony yesterday honouring the achievements of 58 A-Level students.
— The Borneo Post

PBS thanks Kimanis voters for speaking for Sabahans on PSS
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) congratulated the Kimanis voters for the bold decision and following their hearts to choose the Barisan Nasional candidate, Datuk Mohamad Alamin, as their representative in Parliament.
— The Borneo Post

PH leadership needs effective methods to win back voters, says Anwar
The result of the Kimanis by-election which saw Barisan Nasional retain the parliamentary seat yesterday shows the Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership must to come out with more effective methods to win back the hearts of the people.
— The Sun Daily

PBB Women geared up for statepolls
It’s never too early to prepare for the upcoming state polls and Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) Women’s wing is showing no signs of slowing down.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PLUS issues travel time advisory for Chinese New Year
PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) today issued its Travel Time Advisory (TTA) for North-South Expressway (NSE) users ahead of the Chinese New Year celebration starting from Jan 20 to Feb 2, to reduce traffic congestion when the volume is expected to increase to two million vehicles daily.
— The Sun Daily

 

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