Malaysia morning news for January 28

Malaysia morning news for January 28

Malaysia morning news

Coronavirus travel ban: Malaysia stops visas for Chinese travellers from affected areas
The government has halted all immigration facilities including issuing visas for Chinese citizens from Wuhan and the areas around Hubei province with immediate effect.
— The Star Online

Govt determined to drive digital economy growth in 2020, says finance minister
The government is determined to drive the development of digital economy to boost the nation’s economic growth, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— Malay Mail

Coronavirus: Fed govt needs to combat social media misinformation with effective messaging
The federal government needs to arrest the spread of misinformation over social media about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, by ensuring that only the right information is channelled effectively.
— The Sun Daily

Rubber gloves industry geared to making more gloves against pandemic
The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) wishes to allay the fear that there may be a shortage of medical gloves in the face of the onslaught of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
— The Borneo Post

Why ‘Islam’ is on Malaysian Muslims’ identity cards
Last week, the Home Ministry once again reiterated its stance that it will not remove one’s religious status on the MyKad.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia hopes to do more business with India — Minister
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim has expressed hope that there would be more business coming here from India and for Malaysian business to go to India.
— The Borneo Post

‘Conduct research on durian products’
Local folk, especially women, have been urged to experiment with durians and come up with value-added durian products.
— New Sarawak Tribune

‘Malaysia has always been on high alert for major infectious disease outbreaks ‘
Malaysia has always been on high alert for major infectious disease outbreaks and is ready to respond to any public health emergency, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— The Borneo Post

Sustained reforms will ensure Malaysia’s continued progress against corruption
Malaysia’s positive achievement in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 should be sustained with meaningful structural reforms continuing to be prioritised, according to a corporate leader and a think-tank.
— The Borneo Post

Cheers to Chinese contribution to Malaysia’s growth
If all the Chinese were to leave the country tomorrow, Malaysia will be in deep trouble as many of the businesses are run by them and most of the government’s tax revenue comes from them.
— FMT News

Icelandic volcano swell signals potential eruption
Small earthquakes and a so-called “inflation” of the mountain, signalling a potential volcanic eruption, have been reported near Iceland’s famous “Blue Lagoon,” local authorities said Monday.
— The Borneo Post

Council to work on recreational parks
The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will continuously work on efforts to improve recreational parks.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RAM reaffirms Cahya Mata Sarawak’s credit ratings
Local ratings firm RAM Ratings has reaffirmed the AA3/stable rating of Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd’s (CMS) RM2 billion Islamic MTN Programme (2017/2037), as well as the group’s AA3/Stable/P1 corporate credit ratings.
— The Borneo Post

GPS strives to ensure development reaches all Sarawakians — Rosey
Sarawak will continue to be blessed with development, implemented by the present state government under the ruling coalition, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
— The Borneo Post

Health Ministry to maintain list debunking fake news on Wuhan coronavirus
The Health Ministry (MoH) will publish a list of fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that it has debunked, Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today.
— Malay Mail

Stern action awaits those who spread fake news on coronavirus
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today issued a warning that stern action will be taken against irresponsible parties who spread fake news or rumours on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— The Sun Daily

Malindo Air quarantines 7 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.
— 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

Coronavirus: Kelantan tightens screening at major gateways
The Kelantan Health Department has tightened the process of early screening to detect suspected persons with symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— The Sun Daily

Sabah intensify efforts to reduce state debts, says CM
The Sabah government will intensify efforts to reduce the state’s debts, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today.
— Malay Mail

Sabah intensify efforts to reduce state debts
The Sabah government will intensify efforts to reduce the state’s debts, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today.
— The Borneo Post

MB: Sarawak to tighten gateway along Malaysia-Brunei border following coronavirus outbreak
Security at the gateway along the Malaysia-Brunei border at Sungai Tujuh, Miri, in northern Sarawak will be tightened to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Teresa Kok: Malaysia hopes to do more business with India
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim has expressed hope that there would be more business coming from India and for Malaysian business to go to India.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar will not be suing Yusoff Rawther over sexual assault allegation
PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not be taking legal action against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther over the latter’s accusation of sexual assault.
— The Sun Daily

Terengganu denies reports Chinese nationals tested positive for coronavirus at HSNZ
The Terrengganu state health department has denied allegations that five Chinese nationals tested positive for the 2019-nCoV infection, and were admitted to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital (HSNZ).
— The Sun Daily

Mahathir’s policies likely to save nation
THE signs of an economic recession this year are plenty. In the last quarter of last year, chances of an economic recession happening in 2020 were one to three.
— The Sun Daily

Penangites say still ‘long way to go’ before businesses in state turn fully cashless
Housewife Lee Bee Cheng, 55, had to go to more than three different wet markets in Penang to make a cashless transaction after receiving RM30 in e-wallet balance but still could not find a single stall owner who accepted.
— Malay Mail

Health Ministry to focus on health, well-being of Malaysians in 2020
The Ministry of Health (MoH) in its commitment to safeguard the health and well-being of Malaysians will focus on pneumococcal vaccination for children and the smoking ban at eateries this year.
— Malay Mail

Immigration autonomy next course of action
Sarawak will deliberate on exercising their immigration autonomy to block incoming tourists from China if the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) worsens.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Wuhan virus: S’wak to step up control measure at major entry points
Sarawak will step up control measures at major entry points into the state following the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China.
— The Star Online

Ops Selamat 16: 138 fatalities as of Sunday (Jan 26)
Police have recorded 138 deaths in 127 road accidents during the nine days of Ops Selamat 16/2020 carried out since Jan 18 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.
— The Star Online

Players must get used to synthetic shuttlecocks quickly – Misbun Sidek
All national badminton players have been advised to get used to synthetic shuttlecocks as quickly as possible to ensure that they will not face any problem when the use of the synthetic shuttlecocks is implemented in all tournaments from next year.
— The Borneo Post

No tourist arrivals from Wuhan since Jan 23 – Health Minister
Malaysia did not record any tourist arrivals from Wuhan, China since Jan 23, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— The Borneo Post

(Video) M’sian YouTuber asks women to remove tudung to ‘test their faith’
A VIDEO by a YouTuber whose social experiment asking Muslim women to remove their tudung in exchange for money, has elicited mixed response from netizens.
— The Sun Daily

109,232 kids aged 5 and below given polio vaccination in Sabah
A total of 109,232 children aged five and below were given the oral polio vaccination (OPV) in Sabah during the Supplementary Immunisation Activity (SIA) which began on Dec 27, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

China’s travel curbs will hit Malaysia hard, says Matta
China’s suspension of outgoing tour groups due to the novel coronavirus outbreak will hit Malaysia hard, Malaysian Association of Tour and travel Agents (Matta) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said.
— Malay Mail

Muhyiddin wins PPBM Pagoh division chief post
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) won the Pagoh division chief post uncontested after nominations closed at 2pm yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

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

Sarawak SPCA to open clinic to neuter dogs, cats to curb rabies
The Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) plans to open a clinic to neuter pet dogs and cats to curb rabies.
— Malay Mail

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

Strong earthquake in Solomon Islands
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred near Solomon Islands at 1:02 pm (Malaysian time) today.
— The Borneo Post

Penang long way to go before going fully cashless
Housewife Lee Bee Cheng, 55, had to go to more than three different wet markets in Penang to make a cashless transaction after receiving RM30 in e-wallet balance but still could not find a single stall owner who accepted e-wallet payments.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar’s lawyer says PKR president not suing sexual misconduct accuser
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not follow through on his threat to sue Mohammed Yusoff Rawther over the latter’s statutory declaration claiming inappropriate sexual advances, lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said today.
— Malay Mail

 

Feature photo Ron-Nature-Adventures

This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the Oriental Honey Buzzard.

 

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