Malaysia morning news for January 21

Malaysia morning news for January 21

Malaysia morning news

Malaysian PM Mahathir says received 5 proposals for ailing Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia has received five proposals for its debt-laden national carrier Malaysia Airlines, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said at a group media briefing on Monday.
— Reuters

Malaysia returns 42 containers of ‘illegal’ plastic waste to UK
Malaysia is returning 42 shipping containers of illegally imported plastic waste to the UK, its environment minister has announced.
— BBC

Malaysia on track to commercially roll out 5G in Q3 2020: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said Malaysia is on track to commercially roll out 5G technology in the third quarter of 2020.
— The Sun daily

With RM300b at stake, tax experts caution Putrajaya to rein in shadow economy soon
The government needs to crack down on the shadow economy sooner rather than later, two tax experts said.
— Malay Mail

Mahathir hopes year of the metal rat will boost Malaysia-China friendship
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) voiced his hopes that 2020, which is the ‘Year of Culture and Tourism’ between Malaysia and China, will further boost the ties and friendship between both nations significantly.
— The Sun Daily

New way to treat sewage efficiently being tested in Langkawi
Sewage treatment plants in the country are expected to adopt a new form of technology that is far more efficient, cleaner and cheaper.
— FMT

CIMB Islamic contributes RM1 million for conservation efforts of Setiu Wetlands
CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd (CIMB Islamic) has committed RM1 million per year, renewable annually for up to 3 years for the conservation efforts of Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines
The Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission.
— Bitcoin News

Technology and digital economy to drive FDI growth into Malaysia
While most Singapore businesses have always looked to our closest neighbour to launch their regionalisation efforts, Malaysia’s attractiveness is also becoming more apparent to companies from around the world.
— Business Times

Sufficient food supply for CNY, says agriculture minister
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (pix) today gave the assurance that there is sufficient food supply in the market to meet demands for the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration which falls on next week.
— The Sun Daily

New political alignment shaping up in Putrajaya?
A major realignment of Malaysia’s political landscape, which could thrust PAS into federal power, may be in store following a dip in support for the 20-month old Pakatan Harapan government, FMT has learnt.
— FMT

Youth and sports minister denies attending drug party as alleged
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman today denied an allegation that he was present at a private drug party that subsequently saw several people arrested, including Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Inc concept now more important than ever: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said 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.
— The Sun Daily

Relocation of Indonesian capital: Malaysian Army gives govt security options
The Malaysian Army (TDM) has handed several options to the government in preparing the aspect of security in the light of the relocation of the capital of Indonesia from the island of Jawa to Kalimantan by 2024.
— The Borneo Post

S’wak aims to hit 5 mln visitor arrivals
Sarawak is once again targeting five million visitor arrivals this year, says Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Borneo Post

E-Tunai Rakyat: An important step towards digital economy, cashless community, says Gobind
The e-Tunai Rakyat programme, an initiative that promotes digital culture and a transition towards a cashless community, has received a positive response from the people since its launch on Jan 15.
— The Sun Daily

Syed Saddiq denies attending drug party
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman (pix) today denied an allegation that he was present at a private drug-fuelled party in the early hours of Jan 12 morning where several people were arrested, including Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah.
— The Sun Daily

Chong reminds traders selling price control scheme items to display pink-coloured price tags
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen has reminded traders who are selling items listed under the Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme this Chinese New Year to display the pink-coloured price tags at all times.
— The Borneo Post

Sada committee formed to look into Sri Aman division’s development
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has formed the Sri Aman Development Area (Sada) Committee to look into the development of Sri Aman division.
— The Borneo Post

Selangor yet to decide on new water tariff: Amirudin
The new water tariff rate in Selangor has yet to be decided as the state government is still waiting for the feedback from the federal government, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pix).
— The Sun Daily

‘Media, entertainment firms must reinvent to survive the next five years’
Over a third or 34 per cent of media and entertainment (M&E) executives have admitted that their companies will no longer exist in five years’ time unless their business undergoes reinvention, according to a new EY survey.
— The Borneo Post

Automotive repairs poised to become a very promising industry — MP
Automotive repairs can be a very promising industry in view of the increasing number of vehicles on the road each year, observes Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
— The Borneo Post

54 foreigners detained at Genting Highlands theme park
The Pahang Immigration Department arrested 54 foreigners from various countries in a raid at a popular theme park in Genting Highlands today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Inc concept now more important than ever, says Dr M
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said 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.
— Malay Mail

Matta steps up ecotourism promotion to woo more Chinese tourists
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents will increase ecotourism promotion activities to draw more tourists especially from China to the country.
— Malay Mail

Penang unlikely to impose unsold property tax: Jagdeep
The Penang government would not likely consider introducing the unsold property tax to address the property overhang issue in the state.
— The Sun Daily

Chinese Embassy releases multiple entry visa guidelines to facilitate Malaysians’ applications
In conjunction with the China-Malaysia Year of Culture and Tourism and Visit Malaysia Year 2020 taking place this year, The People’s Republic of China Embassy today released a notice on multiple entry visas to China.
— Malay Mail

WhatsApp service interruption where users can’t send images, voice notes now fully restored
It looks like WhatsApp has been restored in Malaysia. We can now send and receive photos, stickers and voice notes without any issues.   It looks like WhatsApp has been fully restored.
— Malay Mail

Labuan Port Authority ready for MACC investigation
Labuan Port Authority (LPA) is prepared to be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over allegations of conspiracy in the tender of its containerised port, Labuan Liberty Wharf, said its chairman Chan.
— Malay Mail

EMGS chairman to face more charges on Monday
Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff, who was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) last week, will again face court action tomorrow for money-laundering.
— The Sun Daily

Relocation of Indonesian capital: TDM gives government security options
The Malaysian Army (TDM) has handed several options to the government in preparing the security aspect in the light of the relocation of the Indonesian capital from the island of Jawa to Kalimantan by 2024.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt
This comes after yet another by-election defeat suffered by the ruling coalition on Saturday.
— FMT News

Indian trade minister confirms no meeting with Malaysian counterpart at Davos amid palm oil row
India’s trade minister Piyush Goyal today confirmed he will not meet with Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week amid lingering.
— Malay Mail

‘Stakeholders must act to ensure patients are not over-charged’
To protect patients, action should be taken to stop the indiscriminate increase of the cost of medication.
— The Sun Daily

Papagomo heckled at Kota Kinabalu airport
Umno Youth member Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris (pix) was involved in a fracas and shouting match with a group of men at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport last night.
— The Sun Daily

MetMalaysia: Warning of strong winds, rough seas until Wednesday
The strong north-easterly winds of 50 to 60km per hour and waves as high as 4.5 metres are expected in waters off Condore from tomorrow until Wednesday.
— Malay Mail

Health Minister to probe contract non-renewal of two Sibu doctors
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pix) has assured that he will look into the case of two young medical officers (MOs) here, whose contracts were not renewed.”It’s unfortunate this has happened.
— The Sun Daily

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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