Malaysia morning news for January 6

Malaysia morning news for January 6

Malaysia morning newsMinistry to conduct spot checks on 4,000 tourist centres in conjunction with VMY2020
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will carry out spot checks on 4,000 premises at tourist centres nationwide in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020).
— Malay Mail

Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia source: Rayani Air not cleared to resume flying
The now-defunct Rayani Air Sdn Bhd has yet to submit an application for Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to resume operations in the country, according to a source close to the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

Employers call for deferment of new minimum wage
EMPLOYERS want a moratorium on the implementation of the new minimum wage in major towns.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s P2P financing to reach RM1 billion in 2020
Malaysia’s peer-to-peer (P2P) financing industry is expected to continue to thrive in 2020, Funding Societies Malaysia says.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian firms set to get pick of skilled local workers
THANKS to Malaysia’s Budget 2020, Malaysian companies can look forward to a more highly-skilled labour force and incentives when recruiting locals in the new year.
— Business times

CIMB allocates RM3b for sustainability-linked loans
CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have allocated RM3 billion for the disbursement of sustainability-linked loans (SLLs).
— The Sun Daily

Wan Azizah: Malaysia ready to assist Australia in fighting bushfires
Malaysia stands ready to extend assistance to Australia in its ongoing bushfire crisis, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Star Online

No licence, no operation, Rayani Air told
The now-defunct Rayani Air Sdn Bhd has yet to submit an application for Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to resume operation in the country, according to a source close to the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Dec palm oil stockpiles seen falling 8.5%
Malaysian palm oil stockpiles likely dropped to their lowest level in 27 months in December, with production and export demand for the tropical oil also falling, a Reuters survey showed.
— The Sun Daily

Long screen time may affect children’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
The excessive use of electronic gadgets by children can stunt their mental and emotional development, besides having the risk of developing short-sightedness at a young age.
— The Sun Daily

IRB, Customs Dept begin meet-the-client programme next week
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) and Royal Malaysian Customs Department will begin their ‘meet the clients’ programme, organised by the Finance Ministry, next week in Kuala Lumpur.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians losing confidence about future, says report
Economic and political uncertainties have caused Malaysians to lose confidence in the country’s direction, according to a report by pollster Merdeka Center.
— FMT

MALAYSIA ON RIGHT TRACK TO BE WINNER IN DIGITAL ECONOMY
Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) has a problem.
— Digital NewsAsia

Four transgenders among 42 arrested at entertainment centre
Forty-two foreigners, including four transgenders, were detained during an anti-vice operation code-named Operation ‘Noda’ at an entertainment centre in Jalan Kuchai Lama here early this morning.
— The Sun Daily

Spot checks on 4,000 tourist centres in conjunction with VM2020
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will carry out spot checks on 4,000 premises at tourist centres nationwide in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020).
— The Sun Daily

Govt confident economy will be better this year: Guan Eng
The government is confident that the country’s economic growth will be better this year compared to 2019 with the introduction of initiatives and measures to boost the economy, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Four transgenders among 42 arrested at entertainment centre in KL
Forty-two foreigners, including four transgenders, were detained during an anti-vice operation code-named Operation ‘Noda’ at an entertainment centre in Jalan Kuchai Lama here early this morning.
— Malay Mail

Drive to get senior citizens to use e-wallet
The e-wallet, which is designed to drive a cashless society in Malaysia, is the way forward and its marketing will be intensified to senior citizens because of the ease it offers.
— The Sun Daily

Merdeka Centre poll: Majority respondents think Malaysia is headed in wrong direction
The majority of those participating in the latest Merdeka Centre poll think that Malaysia is headed in the wrong direction.
— The Borneo Post

Penguang urges JBALB to solve murky, smelly tap water problem in Bakong immediately
Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil has urged the Rural Water Supply Department (JALB) to act immediately and solve the problem of murky and smelly tap water which is plaguing residents of Beluru in Bakong.
— The Borneo Post

Dissatisfaction over Putrajaya’s efforts in protecting Sarawak, Sabah’s interests increased last year – survey
Dissatisfaction over the federal government’s efforts in protecting the interests of Sarawak and Sabah has increased last year, a Merdeka Centre survey said.
— The Borneo Post

Our firefighters should help Australia fight bushfires, says Kit Siang
Malaysia should offer its firefighters’ help to Australia, which is facing an unprecedented bushfire crisis, DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang said today.
— The Sun Daily

Minister says over 270,000 trees planted nationwide in past year after jungles cleared
The government has replanted roughly 277,000 trees covering a total of 459 hectares throughout the country since 2019 in an effort to rehabilitate land denuded of its forest cover.
— Malay Mail

Fisheries Dept: Shrimp from Malaysia facing US ban likely imported from elsewhere
Malaysia’s shrimp exports to the US found with traces of antibiotics were likely shipped from other countries and not fished or farmed locally, the Fisheries Department clarified.
— Malay Mail

RM3 mln to upgrade basic facilities in 10 villages
The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) has provided an allocation of RM3 million to upgrade the basic infrastructure facilities in 10 villages throughout Sabah this year.
— The Borneo Post

12-year-old fined for possession of cigarettes
A 12-year-old boy here was fined RM50 for being in possession of a box of cigarettes.
— The Sun Daily

Experts: Use of electronic gadgets among children should not exceed two hours a day
The excessive use of electronic gadgets by children can stunt their mental and emotional development, besides having the risk of developing short-sightedness at a young age.
— The Star Online

Dr Rundi: Consumers without registered account for domestic water bill not entitled to RM5 subsidy
Consumers without a registered account for domestic water bill are not entitled to the RM5 water subsidy, says Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.
— The Borneo Post

Having enough money for food and shelter now a major issue: Chin Tong
Most Malaysians describe the current economic woes as a “cost of living” problem.
— The Sun Daily

States with no plans to increase water tariffs must submit mechanisms to ministry, says Xavier
States that have no plans to increase the water tariff have been asked to submit their respective mechanisms to provide clean water supply to the people to the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.
— The Star Online

Dr Jamilah: No reports of complications from treatment using NSAIDS in S’wak so far
There has been no reports of complications from treatment using Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) in Sarawak so far, said state health director Dr Jamilah Hashim.
— The Borneo Post

RM300 airfare subsidy for Sarawak IPT students still ongoing, says Fazzruddin
The ‘Graduan Pulang Sarawak’ initiative subsidy scheme (iGPS) for Sarawak students studying in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan institutions of higher learning (IPT) is still ongoing, said Tupong Assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.
— The Borneo Post

Govt to implement five day-week KAFA classes pilot project – Fuziah
The government will implement pilot project for the Quran and Fardu Ain (KAFA) classes to be held for five days a week compared to current practice of just three days.
— The Borneo Post

Task force on citizenship applications a good move: Lam Thye
The setting up of a special task force (STF) by the Home Ministry (KDM) to address citizenship applications is a good move, according to social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Minister says will talk to Negri Sembilan after state U-turns on water tariff hike
The federal government wants another discussion with Negri Sembilan on its water plans after the state government said it will maintain current tariffs instead of raising them as agreed in principle last year. Water, Land and…
— Malay Mail

Spot checks on prices at 4,000 shops, starting in Penang
Gearing up for Visit Malaysia Year, enforcement officers to take action against profiteering at tourist centres.
— FMT News

Preparing financial institutions on climate change impact – BNM
Climate change is fast becoming a material source of structural change that has or may have a significant impact on the financial system and the wider economy.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar, Nurul Izzah headline Islamic conference a month after KL Summit
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar are among a prominent line-up of speakers for the upcoming International Unity in Diversity Conference (IUDC) here this Wednesday that aims to discuss.
— Malay Mail

 

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