Malaysia morning news for January 7

Malaysia morning news for January 7

Malaysia morning news

Govt aims to increase renewable energy output to 300MW – Yeo
The government, via the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), aims to raise its net energy metering (NEM) programme output to 300 megawatts (MW) this year.
— The Borneo Post

Pan Borneo Highway records 22% progress: Works Ministry
The construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah has recorded 22% progress of 12 ongoing work packages as of Dec 31, last year and expected to be fully completed in stages by June 2023.
— The Sun Daily

Loke disappointed with poor maintenance of public transport facilities
Transport Minister Anthony Loke today said he was disappointed that the culture of better maintenance has not been instilled among transport service providers.
— The Sun Daily

MMEA detains Singaporean tanker for anchoring without permission in Penang waters
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Singaporean tanker along with its 20 crew for anchoring without permission in Penang waters.
— The Star Online

Investigation underway to find out why China tourists’ passports not stamped upon arrival at KKIA
The Sabah Immigration Department is investigating why the passports of three China tourists, now held at the Tawau Airport, have not been stamped upon their arrival at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), in the latest incident involving international arrivals.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak state election not in near future: Abang Johari
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pix) has hinted that the 12th Sarawak state election will not be held in the near future.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak in no hurry to hold state election, says CM
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has hinted that the 12th Sarawak state election will not be held in the near future.
— Malay Mail

2,312 compound notices issued since enforcement of smoking ban at eateries
A total of 2,312 notices with a compound value of RM554,400 were issued by the Health Ministry to smokers and eatery owners who violated the smoking ban since the ruling came into effect last Jan 1 until yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

MISC unit bags US$245m contract in Brazil
MISCl Bhd’s unit, AET Tanker Holdings Sdn Bhd (AET), has bagged a US$245 million contract for shuttle tankers service from Brazil Shipping Ltd, a Shell Group entity.
— The Sun Daily

CID chief: Foreign analysis on sex video implicating minister completed
The police confirmed today that the foreign forensic analysis into a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has been done.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia delays VEP implementation to 2nd half of this year
Malaysia is delaying the implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme by “at least six months”, while it looks at improving the installation process of the radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for Singaporean vehicles.
— CNA

Salahuddin: Focus on increase income of farmers, fishermen
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub has urged staff of the ministry to prioritise initiatives to boost the income of farmers and fishermen this year.
— The Borneo Post

Gold rises to near 7-year high on US-Iran tensions
Gold surged close to a seven-year peak on Monday, as investors flocked to the safe-haven metal on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, while palladium surpassed the level of $2,000 to hit a record high.Spot gold rose 1.5% to $1,574.14 per ounce by 0704 GMT. Earlier in the session, it had rallied as much as 1.8% to touch $1,579.72, its highest since …
— The Sun Daily

Transport minister chides CEOs of GLCs for poor services, urges them to be more proactive
Transport Minister Anthony Loke took a dig at the CEOs of government-linked corporations (GLCs) for not being proactive enough.
— Malay Mail

Supergenics makes LEAP Market debut at 12.5% premium
Supergenics Bhd was listed on the LEAP Market today, opening at 22.5 sen, representing a 12.5% premium to its issue price of 20 sen.
— The Sun Daily

LTTE: Bail hearing for Gadek assemblyman, DAP member on Jan 16
Two separate High Courts here today set Jan 16 to hear the bail applications of Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan and DAP member V. Suresh Kumar who are facing charges for supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign funds kick off 2020 by buying RM28.6m in local equities
Bursa Malaysia started the new year on a positive note, with international investors snapping up RM28.6 million net of local equities during the holiday-shortened week compared to RM69.9 million bought in the week before.
— The Sun Daily

Loke: Transport Ministry will conduct spot checks on motorcycle ride-hailing services to gather data, ensure safety
The Transport Ministry will conduct periodic spot checks on motorcycle ride-hailing services until it has enough data to form a regulatory framework to govern the burgeoning industry.
— Malay Mail

Socso’s scheme for self-employed provides protection against work-related injuries
The move by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to expand its social security scheme to more self-employed people has been given the thumbs-up.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians injured in South Africa believed to be victims of home invasion
Three Malaysian students, who were injured in a robbery in Durban, South Africa in the wee hours of Friday, are believed to be victims of a home invasion.
— The Sun Daily

Zahid’s visa corruption case to begin on Oct 12
The High Court here today fixed 23 days in October until December to hear the corruption case involving Malaysia’s foreign visa system (VLN) faced by former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Steer clear of racial, sensitive issues, let cops address pressing matters: IGP
Please steer clear of capitalising on racial and sensitive issues so that police can channel their time and resources to crime-busting.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry cautions public against purchase of fake ‘zam zam’ water
The Health Ministry (MOH) has advised the public not to buy water labelled as zam zam water locally as it could be fake.
— Malay Mail

Appellate Court dismisses S’wak govt’s appeal, allows Petronas judicial review on SST
The Court of Appeal in Putrajaya has today dismissed the appeal by the Sarawak government and Comptroller of State Sales Tax (SST) against a High Court decision to grant leave for Petronas to apply for a judicial review to quash the Notices of Assessment for about RM1.3 billion in SST.
— The Borneo Post

Ringgit closes lower against US dollar
The ringgit extended last week’s losses to end lower against the US dollar today as more investors shifted interest towards safe-haven currencies following rising tensions in the Middle East.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah CM slams viral photo, says did not give alms in Kimanis
Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has denied the photo of him distributing money to people, which viral today, had taken place in Kimanis where the campaigning is ongoing.
— Malay Mail

IGP reminds politicians to steer clear of racial and religious rhetoric
Members and leaders of political parties are reminded not to touch on racial and religious issues that might disrupt unity and jeopardise the nation’s security, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Star Online

Lawyers, judicial officers set to open legal year in Kuching next week
Several hundred lawyers and judicial officers from Sabah and Sarawak are expected to attend a procession to commemorate the opening of the legal year here next week.
— The Star Online

Ting: SUPP will always stand by Hua Tuan to defend Chinese community’s interests
Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) will always stand by various Chinese associations (Hua Tuan) in times of policy making and implementation to defend the interests of the Chinese community.
— The Borneo Post

Feb 26 hearing on applications to challenge MACC compound notices
The High Court today fixed Feb 26 to hear judicial review applications filed by Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and Datuk Mohd Sumali Reduan over compound notices issued by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly receiving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds through Datuk Seri Najib Tun.
— The Borneo Post

In New Year message, IGP pleads with politicians to stop fanning racial sentiments
The country’s top policeman today pled with politicians to abstain from racialising issues that disrupt public order in multiethnic Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

MITI offers sympathy to Australia over bushfire crisis
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking today expressed his sympathy to Australia for the devastating bushfire incidents that are ravaging the southeast part of the country.
— Malay Mail

Many aspects of vision 2020 achieved: Dr Mahathir
Although Vision 2020 did not fully achieve what was planned, Malaysia has made a lot of progress following the launch of the vision in 1991, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

KKB Engineering secures EPCC job from Petronas Carigali
KKB Engineering Bhd has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

LBS Bina eyes RM1.6b in sales for 2020
LBS Bina Group Bhd is targeting sales of RM1.6billion in 2020 after achieving sales of RM1.63 billion in 2019, surpassing its sales target of RM1.5 billion.
— The Sun Daily

JBALB: Water woes in Beluru district resolved
Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) said the water woes in Beluru district have been resolved.
— The Borneo Post

IHH takes hit from rising Middle East tensions
IHH shares took a hit in early trading today as geopolitical tension in the Middle East soared following the killing of an Iranian general in Baghdad, Iraq last week.
— The Sun Daily

Users in many areas face connectivity issue while Malaysia moves into 5G era
While Malaysia strives to move into the 5G era, the current 4G mobile network connectivity is still found wanting in many areas in the country, including the Klang Valley.
— The Sun Daily

SRC trial: Prosecution seeks to impeach former PM for making conflicting statements
Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s SRC International corruption trial took a twist today after the prosecution invoked impeachment proceedings against the former prime minister for giving contradictory evidence.
— Malay Mail

At 2020 assembly, PM calls on ministers, civil servants to make new 2030 vision real
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged his ministers and civil servants to set aside any lingering differences and work together to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030) for the country.
— Malay Mail

Those who fail to return ill-gotten gains from 1MDB will be charged: Latheefa
Individuals and entities who fail to return money believed to have been obtained from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will be prosecuted, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Kelantan police seize drugs worth more than RM55m in 2019
Kelantan police have succeeded in confiscating various drugs worth RM55.94 million last year compared to RM33.58 million in 2018.
— The Sun Daily

 

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