Malaysia morning news for March 9

Malaysia morning news for March 9

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s palace denies ‘royal coup’ in appointing new PM
Malaysia’s palace on Sunday (Mar 8) denied allegations of a royal coup in appointing the country’s prime minister after veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad resigned, saying the king used his discretionary powers prescribed in the constitution.
— CNA

Sarawak government issues compensation to 191 landowners
The Sarawak government yesterday distributed 201 compensation cheques totalling RM10,552,295.70 to 191 landowners involved in the proposed second trunk road package C2 (upgrading of Jalan Tanjung Genting from Tulai junction to Lanang bridge, Sibu).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia, Thailand bar cruise ship over COVID-19 fears
Malaysia and Thailand have barred a cruise ship carrying about 2,000 people, including dozens of Italians, from docking due to fears about the new coronavirus, an official said Sunday (Mar 8).
— CNA

Dr M says women have come a long way in Malaysia but hopes to see more progress (VIDEO)
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysian women have made significant progress in raising their standing, in a brief message commemorating International Women’s Day today.
— Malay Mail

Cabinet line-up expected to be announced Tuesday: Zuraida
The new federal Cabinet line-up is expected to be announced Tuesday, according to Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin.Zuraida also expressed hope that at least 30% of the line-up selected by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would be comprised of women, to enable more female-friendly policies to be adopted.
— The Sun Daily

Churches in Sabah take measures to curb Covid-19
For over a month now, churches no longer provide holy water at the entrance for Catholics to apply to their foreheads to make the sign of the cross.
— The Star Online

Johor PH seeks special sitting of State Assembly
Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) today handed over a letter to the State Assembly Speaker’s office calling for a special sitting of the State Assembly.
— The Sun Daily

Mahathir quashes claims PH was dominated by DAP
Representatives from all parties were evenly spread out in the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Istana Negara dismisses The Guardian’s ‘royal coup’ editorial as misleading
Istana Negara has dismissed as misleading the editorial entitled, The Guardian view on a royal coup: a king overturns a historic election published on March 3 by British daily The Guardian.
— The Sun Daily

Dutch Safety Board commends M’sia for job well done in recovering black box
The Dutch Safety Board has praised the Malaysian team for their cooperation in recovering the black box of MH17 from the crash site in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014.
— The Sun Daily

Muhyiddin agreed to 3 conditions set by GPS to be in federal govt, says Abang Johari
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had agreed to three conditions set by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) if the Sarawak-based coalition were to be in the federal government, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Prepare White Paper on state’s demands, GPS told
Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo today urged the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to come up with a White Paper that will set out a roadmap which lists all the legitimate demands of.
— Malay Mail

Transport Ministry to meet PM over compensation for next-of-kin of MH370 victims
The Transport Ministry is expected to meet Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin next week to present a cabinet paper on compensation to the next-of-kin of the victims onboard Malaysian Airlines MH370 which went missing on March 8, 2014.
— The Borneo Post

Istana Negara dismisses as misleading ‘royal coup’ editorial by British daily The Guardian
Istana Negara has dismissed as misleading the editorial entitled,”The Guardian view on a royal coup: a king overturns a historic election” published on March 3 by British daily The Guardian.
— The Borneo Post

Aspirasi finds new PN Plus GPS alliance questionable
Parti Aspirasi Rakyat Sarawak (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo has questioned whether Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) move to form the federal government with Perikatan Nasional (PN) is a political sellout of the people of Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Malacca Bersatu will back whoever appointed CM: Rafiq
Malacca Bersatu will back whoever is appointed as the 12th chief minister (CM) of the state by Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob, according to its deputy chief Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen (pix).
— The Sun Daily

SEB to commence seasonal controlled release of water from Bakun reservoir from tomorrow
Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) is commencing its seasonal controlled release of water from the Bakun reservoir from tomorrow due to the recent heavy rainfall in the area.
— The Borneo Post

Petrol stations along Pan Borneo highway suffer drop in business
Operators of petrol stations along and near the Pan Borneo Highway are facing difficult time as their business has dropped .
— The Sun Daily

Hannah Yeoh hopes new government will continue efforts against domestic violence
In conjunction with the International Women’s Day, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh expressed hope that the new federal government would maintain the committee on domestic violence formed last year.
— Malay Mail

MTUC: Make lower EPF contributions opt-in
The Employees Provident Fund should let contributors choose the lower contribution rate introduced in the 2020 Economic Stimulus Package rather than implementing this automatically, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.
— Malay Mail

No Covid-19 positive case at Jasin Hospital
The Malacca Health Department has refuted a viral claim on social media that a Covid-19 case has been transferred to the Jasin Hospital for treatment.
— The Sun Daily

Moral conscience over positions, says Syed Saddiq
Muar MP, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pix) said the political unrest culminating in the formation of the new Perikatan Nasional (PN) government marked a truly sad day for Malaysia’s democracy.
— The Sun Daily

Six years on, families demand new search for MH370
Six years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radars, relatives of the 239 people who were on board are calling on authorities to revive efforts to find the missing plane.
— The Sun Daily

Annuar Musa: Muhyiddin never claimed all Bersatu MPs backed him
Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has disputed Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman’s assertion that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin falsely claimed to have the support of all his party’s federal lawmakers.
— Malay Mail

GPS’ role as kingmakers during recent political saga still a sore point for Guan Eng
Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) role as kingmakers during the recent political saga is still a sore point for Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
— The Borneo Post

School bags award in poster design competition
Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJK C) Chung Hua Pangkalan Baru emerged champion for the primary school category of the poster design competition at the second leg of F&N ‘Recycle For A Life Cycle Day’ in conjunction with F&N Recycle Campaign 2020, here and in Kota Samarahan.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Borneo Parking Systems introduces cashless payment app
Borneo Parking Systems Sdn Bhd, in cooperation with Miri City Council (MCC), has introduced a cashless app to pay for parking fees.
— The Borneo Post

Child abuse allegation: Police waiting for medical report
Police are still waiting for the medical report on the adopted child of a famous cosmetics entrepreneur, Selangor deputy police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19 prompts Selangor govt to advise cancellation of public events
The Selangor government today advised all events involving public participation to be postponed following the second wave of Covid-19 infection in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia confirms 10 new COVID-19 cases, all close contacts of a previous case
The Ministry of Health confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday (Mar 7), bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 93.
— CNA

Covid-19: BNM’s RM3.3b fund, banks’ preparedness will help alleviate SMEs’ financial burden
As the COVID-19 outbreak widens with Malaysia entering the second wave of spread, the banks’ preparedness along with measures undertaken by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) are a shot in the arm for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) during this difficult time.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian team did good job in recovering MH17’s black box – Dutch Safety Board
The Dutch Safety Board has praised the Malaysian team for their cooperation in recovering the black box of MH17 from the crash site in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014.
— The Borneo Post

‘Blanket ban on cruise ships from docking in Malaysia a blow to tourism industry’
The decision by the Health Ministry to issue a blanket ban on all cruise ships from docking in the country is another for blow for the tourism industry.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Malaysia issues blanket ban on all cruise ships due to rising Covid-19 cases
Malaysia has issued a prohibition on all cruise ships from disembarking at local ports due to rising coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, according to a report.
— Malay Mail

RM5.1 bln spent on basic amenity projects
The state government has to spend a total of RM5.1 billion on basic amenity projects which were scrapped by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government when it was in power for 22 months.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Rural transporters commended
Rural transporters play important role in promoting tourism, said Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Dr M: Muhyiddin willing to work with Umno, I can’t, but that’s politics
The split in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia happened because Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was willing to work with Umno but Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was not, the latter said today.
— Malay Mail

No large influx of Chinese tourists to Berjaya Times Square Hotel, says management
Berjaya Times Square Management Corporation has denied that a large group of Chinese tourists had checked in to Berjaya Times Square Hotel on March 4 or 5.
— The Sun Daily

At Women’s Day march in KL, youths urge child marriage ban now, highlight climate crisis
Malaysians who gathered today in the nation’s capital in conjunction with International Women’s Day listed seven key demands, with one of the most prominent messages being the call for a ban to child marriages which are.
— Malay Mail

Merger of parties not the only way to build strong political force, says Jeffrey
The Sabah Star leader says coalitions have also proven to work many times, including BN’s victory in the recent Kimanis by-election.
— FMT News

SAM questions licence extension for company involved in Kledang Saiong Hill clearing
Environmentalist group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has raised yet another concern regarding the development project planned at Kledang Saiong Hill.
— The Star Online

Couple caught red-handed with drugs, believed to be dealers
A couple in their twenties were arrested with possession of 24.1g of syabu and police believe they may have been dealing the drugs around Inanam town.
— The Star Online

Bakun dam’s water release will not cause floods: Sarawak
Any controlled release of water from the Bakun Dam in Belaga in the central interior of Sarawak will not cause floods in the downstream areas, State Utilities Minister Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said today.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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