Malaysia Morning News For December 26

Malaysia Morning News For December 26
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Malaysia’s fourteenth general elections are looming. This time, almost unprecedentedly, they will see the two great Malay political parties — the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS)) — working implicitly as allies, not rivals.
— AEC News Today

Bangladesh film director held in Malaysia for ‘human trafficking’
The Bangladeshi director was detained on Sunday evening when he went to Malaysia to organise a cultural event, ‘Cinematic Bangladeshi Nights’, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
— Prothom Alo

Allocation for SME development outlines five categories
The RM20 billion allocation approved for the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under Budget 2018 outlines five key categories in order to accelerate their growth.
— The Borneo Post

Irrational to have ‘all-Malay Cabinet’, Pakatan leaders tell Hadi
he idea of an all-Malay Cabinet line-up is irrational as it rejects the concept of diversity in politics, Pakatan Harapan leaders have said.
— Malay Mail Online

As GE14 nears, ministry calls for ‘to-do’ list
In what could be seen as a clear sign that the general election is coming soon, the rural and regional development ministry has requested all state and district leaders to submit the list of public amenities to the ministry by mid-January.
— Free Malaysia Today

Malaysia ready to help Philippines in wake of tropical storm
MALAYSIA stands ready to provide assistance and support to areas affected by Tropical Storm Tembin in southern Philippines.
— The Malaysian Insight

Palestine as political hobbyhorse in Malaysia
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak addressed friend and foe alike at a recent mass demonstration in support of Palestine held in Putrajaya, the country’s administrative capital.
— Asia Times

KLCI to likely extend gains, eye 1,770-level on window dressing
The FBM KLCI will will likely extend its gains and eye the 1,770-point level on resuming trade today after the extended Christmas holiday weekend on sustained year-end window dressing activities.
— New Straits Times

Immigration: Over 200 Malaysian passports stolen daily
A total of 77,945 Malaysian passports were reported stolen this year, making it an average of 233 cases a day, the Immigration Department was quoted saying in an Utusan Malaysia report today.
— Malay Mail Online

KLIA’s aerotrains still out of service; holiday travelers ferried by buses
Aerotrain services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) were suspended on Sunday to allow for emergency maintenance works following unexpectedly heavy usage between 8am and 8pm.
— New Straits Times

Malaysian Aviation Commission resolved 99% of complaints
THE Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has proven to be a highly effective and independent agency in resolving air passenger complaints quickly and fulfilling its pivotal role of safeguarding the rights of consumers in the aviation industry.
— The Malaysian Insight

What Investors Should Know About Top Gloves’ Performance For 2017
Top Glove (SGX: BVA), which is based in Malaysia, is the largest rubber gloves maker in the world with about 25% market share.
— The Motley Fool

Malaysia: Wah Seong sells plantation unit; TFP Solutions launches Bangladesh JV
Wah Seong has divested its struggling plantation arm while TFP Solutions has entered Bangladesh via a joint venture with Maestrosoft Ltd.
— Deal Street Asia

Malaysian sand to meet local demand
The state government will sell imported packaged sand from Malaysia in 50kg sacks from January 2018 to reduce the demand-supply gap, protect riverbeds and curb illegal mining.
— Times of India

Abandoned newborn found with heartrending note in Malaysia
A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in the Malaysian town of Taiping in Perak on Christmas Day, with a note to the finder to take care of the baby.
— Channel News Asia

Para Cyclists Prepare for Malaysia Asian Championships
I ran Sports Federation for the Disabled will send three para-cyclists to the 7th Para Asian Track Championships in Kuala Lumpur, February 16-20.
— Financial Tribune


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