Malaysia morning news for March 6

Malaysia morning news for March 6

Malaysia morning news

Managing economy the main challenge for Muhyiddin, says former Deputy Finance Minister
Managing the economy is one of the main challenges facing newly-appointed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Sun Daily

Seven provinces in Italy, Japan, and Iran added to Malaysia’s Covid-19 travel ban list
Malaysia has placed travel restrictions on seven new provinces in Italy, Japan and Iran in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Star Online

Malaysia reports five more Covid-19 cases, all related to 26th case or its close contacts
Five new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia up to 55.
— Malay Mail

S&P: Malaysian banks’ NPL set to rise as political uncertainty adds to Covid-19 blow
S&P Global Ratings expects slower credit growth and a higher non-performing loan (NPL) ratio for Malaysian banks amid challenging operating conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s top 10 richest see fortunes drop amid Covid-19 outbreak, still worth billions
The top ten wealthiest businessmen and tycoons in Malaysia have lost billions for the second straight year running, due to factors including the Covid-19 outbreak, a weaker ringgit, and a nearly 10 per cent decline in the.
— Malay Mail

How Malaysia’s government collapsed in two years
It was seen as a historic turning point – an election that overturned a party which had been in power for more than 60 years.
— BBC

Sabah CM says state government intact; still behind Dr M
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal reiterated the state government’s support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad but said that this will not hinder it from working with the federal government on administrative matters.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng: PH agreed to deferment of PTPTN repayment, but govt collapsed before announcement
The previous Pakatan Harapan administration had already agreed for borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) with salaries below RM4,000 a month to defer repayment of their study loans, said DAP.
— Malay Mail

Study: Malaysia leads in good hygiene practices amid Covid-19 outbreak
A recent study conducted on the global population and their awareness of the Covid-19 found that Malaysia ranks first among countries with positive behaviour change, with a 76 per cent increase in handwashing.
— Malay Mail

Audio recordings sent to MACC anonymously, Latheefa tells court
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner has told the High Court that she could not confirm whether the nine audio recordings implicating high profile figures were a result of MACC’s interception.
— The Star Online

Robert Kuok retains top spot on Forbes Malaysia Rich list
Malaysia’s slowing economy, now getting hit by Covid-19 outbreak, has taken a toll on its tycoons, according to Forbes Asia in releasing it’s 2020 Forbes Malaysia Rich List today.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ringgit extends gains against US dollar
The ringgit extended gains against the US dollar for the second consecutive day, lifted by improved risk appetite for the local currency amid weak greenback sentiment, dealers said.
— The Sun Daily

Pentamaster plans 1-for-2 bonus issue
Pentamaster Corp Bhd is proposing to undertake a bonus issue of up to 237.44 million new shares on the basis of one bonus share for every two Pentamaster shares already held.
— The Sun Daily

Marine police seize RM3.3 million worth of cigarettes in Muar, Tangkak
In what is believed to be its biggest seizure, the Region Two Marine Police (PPM) have confiscated RM3.3 million-worth of cigarettes in two separate raids in Muar and Tangkak since Tuesday (March 3).
— The Sun Daily

Employees’ EPF statutory contribution rate lowered to 7% from April to December
From April, the statutory contribution rate for employee contributions will go down from 11% to 7%, says the Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
— The Star Online

Shafie: Sabah govt to continue supporting Dr Mahathir
The Sabah government have reiterated their support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite the change of federal government that is now led by the new Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Asia’s largest defence and security exhibition postponed
Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020, Asia’s largest defence and security exhibition, have been postponed to August due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Measures to eradicate drug smuggling via courier services soon
Police have outlined several proposals to combat the increasing number of drug smuggling cases using courier service.
— New Sarawak Tribune

2019 SPM results show better performance with 4.86 GPN
The 2019 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia results show a better performance with a National Average Grade (GPN) of 4.86 compared to 4.89 recorded in 2018.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Vacant Penang exco post only for PKR assemblyman, says Chow
The Penang state exco seat vacated by PKR’s Dr Afif Bahardin will be filled by an assemblyman from PKR, and not Parti Amanah Negara, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
— Malay Mail

SPM results show improvement over the previous year
The capacity for Malaysian students to score straight As seems to increase year by year.
— The Sun Daily

Girl forced to study with magnifying glass due to vision problems scores 9As in SPM 2019
Despite suffering from vision problems in Form 4, SMK Meradong student Jane Teng Siew Wei didn’t lose sight of her goals and scored 9As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams – using a magnifying glass to study.
— The Borneo Post

13 BN Malacca assemblymen pull out of coalition with two Bersatu reps
All 13 Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblymen in Malacca today pulled out their coalition to form the state government with two state assemblymen from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
— The Sun Daily

RM2 million is like ‘pocket money’ to me, says Ku Nan
Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor told the High Court today that RM2 million was like “pocket money” to him.
— The Borneo Post

Traffic lights to replace roundabouts on congested Kuching-Samarahan road
All five roundabouts from Stutong to the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway will be turned into signalled interchanges using the smart traffic light system to tackle the traffic congestion.
— The Borneo Post

DSA, Natsec Asia 2020 exhibitions postponed to August
The Defence Services Asia (DSA) and National Security Asia 2020 exhibitions scheduled to be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec) here on April 20 to 23, have been postponed to Aug 24 to 27.
— The Sun Daily

Registration for new format for SPM 2021 starts this month
All secondary schools nationwide can start registering for the implementation of the new format for 2021 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), starting this month, Education director-general Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim.
— The Borneo Post

Johor Pakatan seeking special state assembly sitting to demand new govt prove support
Johor’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) will be requesting for a special state assembly sitting in order for the state’s new ruling coalition called Gabungan Baharu to show that it has the majority of support from state assemblymen.
— Malay Mail

Oil palm company in Sitiawan fined RM40,000 over workplace death
The Sessions Court here fined RM40,000 a palm company after its representative pleaded guilty to workplace negligence that led to the death of a worker.
— Malay Mail

Viral news of Covid-19 case in Jasin fake: Malacca Health Director
The Malacca health authority today dismissed as fake a WhatsApp viral message of a Covid-19 positive case in Jasin near here.State Health director Dr Ismail Ali said no positive cases have been reported in the state so far.
— The Sun Daily

SMK Sacred Heart stands above the rest with 2.80 GPS, two 11A+ scorers
SMK Sacred Heart here maintained its supremacy in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results scoreboard, emerging as one of the top schools in Sarawak with a school average grade (GPS) of 2.80 for 2019 with two students obtaining 11A+.
— The Borneo Post

Selangor sees positive side of Covid-19 outbreak
While the global economy has been suffering from the Covid-19 outbreak, more investments are expected to pour into the country, particularly Selangor, as China, the epicentre of the disease, has been badly hit.
— The Sun Daily

January exports slip to RM84.1b, trade surplus widens to RM12b
Malaysia’s exports and imports slipped 1.5% and 2.4% year on year (yoy) in January 2020, leading to a wider trade surplus of RM12 billion.
— The Sun Daily

Autogate, e-gate systems at all Malaysia entry points temporarily suspended to deal with COVID-19
Malaysia on Wednesday (Mar 4) suspended the use of all autogate and e-gate systems at all entry points as a measure to address the spread of COVID-19.
— CNA

Bersatu no longer part of Selangor govt: MB
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is no longer part of Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in Selangor, state PH chairman Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pix) announced.
— The Sun Daily

Appeals Court upholds acquittal of two men over firearms trafficking charges
The Court of Appeal here today upheld the acquittal of two men who were charged with trafficking firearms five years ago.
— The Sun Daily

DAP one of the most principled parties, says Chong after PH government’s collapse
Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen said today that his party has emerged as “one of the most principled political parties” during the recent political crisis that saw the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
— The Borneo Post

Moore Nanotechnology opens tech centre in Shanghai
Moore Nanotechnology Systems (Nanotech) and DKSH have made grand opening of their Ultra-Precision Machining demo, training and applications centre in the Minhang District of Shanghai, China.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Relief packages to mitigate Covid-19 impact to Islamic finance
Relief packages introduced by banks and the government are set to help soften the Covid-19’s near-term effects to the Islamic banking, according to Fitch Ratings.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sessions Court fines student RM4,000 for insulting Prophet Muhammad on social media
A university student was fined RM4,000 in lieu to three months jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting Prophet Muhammad via her Facebook account.
— Malay Mail

Johor PH to request for special assembly sitting
Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) will request for a special state assembly sitting to be held to prove that the new Mentri Besar Datuk Ir Hasni Mohammad has a simple majority to form the state government.
— The Sun Daily

Bone fragments unearthed at Niah Caves to return home to S’wak tomorrow
A total of 122 bone fragments that originated from the Niah National Park Archaeology Site will be brought back from University of Florida, United States to Sarawak tomorrow (March 6).
— The Borneo Post

PM makes surprise visit to SAS to celebrate students’ outstanding SPM results
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin made his first public appearance since becoming Prime Minister with a surprise visit to Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah (SAS) here today to celebrate with the school’s students who excelled in the 2019 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
— The Sun Daily

PH backstabbed by unprincipled politicians with no morals, says Klang MP
Pakatan Harapan has been stabbed in the back by leaders who valued power more than the welfare of this country or its people, Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

MCA sec-gen: Up to president, PM to decide party’s representation in Cabinet
Whether or not MCA will be represented in the Cabinet depends on talks between party president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, said party secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin.
— Malay Mail

Ku Nan denies RM2m ‘donation’ receipt to businessman forged, says FT Umno destroys such receipts
Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today denied in court that a receipt issued from an Umno receipt book for a businessman’s alleged RM2 million political donation was forged after he was arrested in.
— Malay Mail

Dong Zong uncertain on how to progress Chinese education under new govt
THE change in government has left Dong Zong (United Chinese School Committees Association) with a sense of uncertainty, particularly regarding government recognition for the UEC.
— The Sun Daily

Dagang NeXchange bags five-year Pan Malaysia umbrella contract
Dagang NeXchange Bhd’s subsidiary DNEX Oilfield Service Sdn Bhd has received a five-year Pan Malaysia umbrella contract from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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