Malaysia Morning News For February 1

Malaysia Morning News For February 1

Malaysia morning newsMahathir 2.0 and the new Malay dilemma
The end of Mahathir Mohamad’s reign as prime minister in 2003 was quite simply a watershed moment for Malaysia.
— Asia Times

Axiata, Maxis, Digi pay RM118.4m for spectrum
Maxis Bhd, Axiata Group Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd have received a reissuance of the existing spectrum assignment in various bandwidths from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
— The Star Online

Petrol prices up two sen per litre
Petrol prices will be up by two sen per litre from midnight tonight while the price of diesel will go up by three sen.
— The Edge Market

Rising ringgit drives up auto stocks
Automotive stocks could get a continued upward bump if the ringgit’s recovery against the US dollar is sustained.
— The Star Online

Malaysia says will not be affected by EU product boycott
The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry gave the assurance that Malaysia will not be affected if the government decides to boycott food and agricultural products from the European Union (EU).
— The Edge Market

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Fonterra’s Vidya to lead Malaysia and Singapore business
Currently Fonterra Sri Lanka’s General Manager of Marketing, Vidya Sivaraja was recently appointed Managing Director of the Malaysia and Singapore business, effective 1stFebruary 2018.
— Daily Mirror

MAHB Implements Improvement Initiatives At KLIA
A slew of improvement initiatives are being executed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) this year to cater to increasing growth in passenger traffic movement, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd today.
— Bernama

APAC Digest: buys Materis; Japan’s Crowd Realty, Lancers raise funding
Malaysia’s has acquired Materis Agency, Crowd Realty has closed a Series A round while Lancers has secured an additional round of venture funding.
— DealStreetAsia

[email protected] Produces 3,500 Young Entrepreneurs
The Mobile Entrepreneur Programme ([email protected]), an initiative under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry, has produced 3,500 young entrepreneurs since its inception in 2016.
— Bernama

Hundreds of thousands mark Hindu festival in Malaysia
Hundreds of thousands of Hindus across Malaysia celebrated the annual Thaipusam festival today, with many piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show devotion to the deity Murugan.
— Business Standard

Malaysia to develop world’s first animal component-free meningitis vaccine
Local vaccine manufacturer AJ Biologics Malaysia (AJB Malaysia) has entered into a tripartite collaboration with Hilleman Laboratories (HL) and AJ Vaccines (AJV) to develop in Malaysia, the world’s first animal component-free vaccine for meningitis.
— The Sun Daily

30 IPTA Students Participate In E-commerce Training Programme In China
Thirty students from the public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) took part in the Youth E-Commerce Programme (YEP) in China, which was organised by the Higher Education Ministry (KPT) and Alibaba Business School.
— Bernama

Call for authorities to determine facts of instant coffee health scare (Updated)
A coffee mixture trader has called on the health authorities to quickly determine what actually transpired after five persons were admitted to the Penang Hospital after consuming the hot beverage from a package.
— The Sun Daily


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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