Malaysia morning news for January 27

Malaysia morning news for January 27

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia has experience, capacity to handle coronavirus situation: DPM
Malaysia has the capacity to deal with the 2019 novel coronavirus situation after having successfully dealt with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola virus and Nipah virus in the past, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
— The Sun Daily

EU banning palm oil just to protect their own oilseed, local producers say
Disputing the European Union’s (EU) justification to ban palm oil as allegedly due to environmental concerns, Malaysia Palm Oil Association (MPOA) chief executive Datuk Nageeb Wahab said the move is merely to protect.
— Malay Mail

MOH: 23 patients probed for coronavirus here, 14 of them Malaysians
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today that there has been a total of 23 patients under investigation (PUI) for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) from January 10 to 12pm today, including 14 Malaysian citizens.
— Malay Mail

Sabah looking into providing personnel at entry points with protective equipment
The state government is looking into providing personnel at Sabah entry points with protective equipment in an effort to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M urges more rural people to venture into business
More people from the rural areas should venture into business in order to bridge the income gap between the rural and urban communities, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Malay Mail

Malindo Air quarantines seven crew members in China
Malindo Air has confirmed that seven of its crew members have been quarantined for up to 14 days in Zhengzhou, China after a passenger on board was suspected to be infected with novel coronavirus.
— Malay Mail

Nomination for Bersatu Supreme Council seats on March 16, says Syed Hamid
The nomination for seats in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) Supreme Leadership Council (MPT) is on March 16, said the party’s Election Committee chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.
— Malay Mail

Check veracity of information on coronavirus before sharing – Gobind
Check the veracity of information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) before sharing it, urged Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia has experience, capacity to handle coronavirus situation – DPM
Malaysia has the capacity to deal with the 2019 novel coronavirus situation after having successfully dealt with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola virus and Nipah virus in the past, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Azizah Wan Ismail said yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak plans to postpone launch of Kuching-Haikou direct flights
Sarawak plans to temporarily postpone the launch of direct flights from Kuching to Haikou, China through Hainan Airlines, due to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Road safety operation: 122 deaths in 8 days
A total of 122 deaths in 113 fatal road crashes were recorded after eight days of ‘Op Selamat’, the road safety operation launched by the police in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Updates on Melaka water rationing exercise crucial
Updates of information on the status and rationing of water supply must be carried out effectively to ensure that all parties understand that water rationing is to balance water supply.
— Malay Mail

TH to bear cost of haj visa for Malaysian pilgrims
Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) will bear the cost of haj visa for each Malaysian pilgrim following the decision by the Saudi Arabian government to impose a new charge of SAR300 (about RM326) for each visa issued beginning 1441H/2020M haj season.
— New Sarawak Tribune

UPKO Putatan chief, committee members quit party
The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) Putatan chief Datuk Marcus Makin Mojigoh along with almost all committee members yesterday announced quitting the party with immediate effect.
— The Borneo Post

Donna: SSPCA plans to set up low-cost neutering clinic to reduce strays
Sarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) plans to set up a low cost pet neutering clinic to help the urban low income group and rural pet owners, and registered animal rescuers to neuter and spay their animals, said its president Datin Donna Drury-Wee.
— The Borneo Post

Relief for Dayak community as shotgun excluded from license revocation
The Dayak community can now heave a sigh of relief after the police clarified that licenses for shotguns, which are part of their culture, will not be revoked.
— The Borneo Post

Petty traders going cashless for customers’ convenience
With the increase in new mobile and digital payment options, even small traders in the villages are slowly going cashless making it more convenient for customers.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak taking precautionary measures following detection of Coronavirus in Peninsular Malaysia
The Sarawak government is taking precautionary measures and will be conducting stricter inspection at all entry points following the detection of 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Peninsular Malaysia recently, said Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting.
— The Borneo Post

Rina Harun to contest Bersatu’s Sepang Division post
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Srikandi (women’s wing) chief Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun has confirmed that she will be contesting for a post in the Sepang division in the coming party election.
— Malay Mail

Suhakam to hold public inquiry into disappearance of Christian couple
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said today it will hold a public inquiry into the 2016 disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Ruth Hilmy to assist the authorities with their ongoing.
— Malay Mail

Petition to stop Chinese nationals from entering Malaysia garners 149k signatures
In light of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, a Malaysian has started an online petition calling for the ban of Chinese nationals entering the country. At the time of writing, 149,125 people have signed the petition.
— The Sun Daily

Malacca’s iconic red clock tower continues to draw tourists
The 134-year-old iconic red clock tower, located at Dutch Square in Stadthuys here, is one of the main tourist draws.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah police await further instructions on revocation of rifle licence
Sabah police are awaiting further instructions on the revocation of licences granted for the ownership of rifles in the state, found to have been misused for illegal hunting activities.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian terror group working with Abu Sayyaf, says deputy home minister
Wisma Putra is expected to call Indonesia and Philippines for talks on how to deal with the kidnapping issue, says Azis Jamman.
— FMT News

Film producer to challenge Syed Saddiq for Bersatu Youth chief post
Film producer and businessman Razalif Mohd Zain today announced his candidacy for the post of Bersatu youth wing (Armada) chief in the upcoming party polls.
— Malay Mail

Dr M, Mukhriz retain Bersatu division chief posts uncontested
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, the Kedah Mentri Besar, today retained their posts as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) division chiefs for Langkawi and Jerlun.
— Malay Mail

Mahathir, Mukhriz retain Bersatu division chief posts uncontested
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, the Kedah Menteri Besar, today retained their posts as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) division chiefs for Langkawi and Jerlun respectively, uncontested.
— The Sun Daily

Shotgun exclusion from license revocation a relief
The exclusion of shotguns from the revocation of rifle ownership licenses which is set to be implemented in stages by the police is a relief to the Dayak community.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Coronavirus: Putra Mosque in Putrajaya closed to visitors
The Putra Mosque here has been closed to visitors since 2pm today until further notice following the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Malay Mail

Kelantan Perhilitan successfully relocates elephants to Perak
The Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) successfully relocated a pair of elephants from Tanah Merah to a new habitat on Saturday (Jan 25).
— The Star Online

Viral picture not Chinese nationals escaping coronavirus to Langkawi, says travel agency
A travel agency here has denied an allegation that hundreds of Chinese nationals had arrived on the island to escape the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as seen in a picture which has now gone viral on.
— Malay Mail

Maszlee Malik to contest Simpang Renggam division chief post
Simpang Renggam member of parliament Maszlee Malik has thrown his hat in the ring for the post of Simpang Renggam Bersatu division chief in the coming party elections.
— Malay Mail

Three suspects arrested for alleged involvement in drug-related activities in Serian
Three male suspects were arrested by the police for allegedly involved in drug-related activities in Serian town around 10.45pm on Jan 24.
— The Borneo Post

BAM opt for young, experienced shuttlers for Asian meet
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has decided to send a mix of young and experienced players to the 2020 Badminton Asia Team Championships, slated to be held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila, the Philippines on Feb 11-16.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Mahathir, Cabinet ministers celebrate CNY open house
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several other Cabinet ministers today attended the Chinese New Year (CNY) 2020 open house hosted by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI), here.
— The Sun Daily

Boy gets stabbed in the neck by swordfish
According to Facebook page, Kaki Pancing Malaysia, a boy was stabbed in the neck by the nose of what seems to be a swordfish.
— The Sun Daily

Lo: We’ll revoke licenses of illegal business outlets in Padawan
Business outlets in Padawan area that are known to be carrying out illegal activities will have their licenses revoked by the council.
— The Borneo Post

Motorcyclist killed in collision with car at KM32 Jalan Kabong/Roban
A motorcyclist died after he was involved in an accident with a car at KM32 Jalan Kabong/Roban this morning.
— The Borneo Post

More rural people urged to venture into business – PM
More people from the rural areas should venture into business in order to bridge the income gap between the rural and urban communities, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Borneo Post

 

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