Malaysia Morning News For March 26

Malaysia Morning News For March 26
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Malaysia morning newsRM1.5 billion in special ASB fund for PDRM members
The government, through Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), is allocating a special Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) fund of RM1.5 billion under the ASB i-KOP Investment Scheme for members of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
— The Borneo Post

Less Crimes Last Year, Say Police
The number of crimes dropped 11.7% in 2017 from the previous year, says Inspector-General of Police Mohamed Fuzi Harun.
— Malaysian Digest

Foreign insurers in Malaysia resisting divestment: Sources
Two major foreign insurance companies – AIA, the insurance giant listed in Hong Kong, and American International Group (AIG) – are baulking at complying with a Malaysian central bank directive on ownership following intervention by the US government, said industry executives and Malaysian government officials.
— The Straits Times

TMI Next Malaysian News Portal Shutting Down
Malaysia’s news web portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI) will close down “temporarily” next week because of financial difficulties, its editor-in-chief said. The decision came after just one year of operations.
— Investvine

Pepper exports touch RM400 million, says Mah
Malaysia’s pepper exports last year amounted to RM400 million, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.
— Bernama

The twilight of 1Malaysia, the dawn of another
In the final 100 days before Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE14) must be called, the contest between two coalitions is already well underway, and growing fraught.
— New Mandala

PPPMM, SKI to conduct census on foreigners in Malaysia
Pertubuhan Penyatuan Pembelaan Melayu Malaysia (PPPMM), a non-governmental organisation and Sekretariat Khidmat Imigran, on organising dealing with migrant affairs, will be conducting a census to find out the actual number of foreigners and refugees in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Johor touts RM114.9b manufacturing investment, 778,000 new jobs in report card
The Johor government boasted drawing investments totalling RM114.9 billion in its manufacturing sector in the last five years in its pre-GE14 report card released today.
— Malaymail Online

PM announces RM15m for KL police training centre
The federal government has allocated RM15 million for the refurbishment of the police training centre (Pulapol) in the capital city, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
— Malaymail Online

1,600 from Umno, PBS join Warisan
More than 1,600 people, mainly from Umno and PBS, have submitted their application forms to join Parti Warisan Sabah.
— Free Malaysia Today

Bills on electoral map, fake news to be tabled in Malaysian Parliament
Malaysia’s Parliament will table a Bill to fight fake news when it resumes today for its last session before the next general election.
— The Straits Times

Gerakan to pay RM13,448 for raising banners too early
Gerakan was directed to pay a hefty price for its admission that it had strung up banners and posters ahead of the campaigning period for the 14th general election after the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) slapped it with a fine of RM13,448 for vandalism.
— The Sun Daily

Anti-Guan Eng posters cost BN RM13,448 fine
The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has fined the Barisan Nasional (BN) RM13,448 for putting up posters criticising state Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in public without its approval.
— Malaymail Online

TOL to be abolished if BN wins in Selangor
Barisan Nasional (BN) will abolish the Temporary Occupation Licence (TOL) imposed by the Selangor government at 51 fishing jetties if the coalition is voted back to power in the state in the 14th general election.
— The Sun Daily

Angkasa solar project rakes in RM5,000 a month
The Malaysian National Co-operative Movement’s (Angkasa) solar project in Sungai Tiang, Pendang, Kedah has generated a monthly income of RM5,000 since it started operations on Jan 1, 2018.
— Bernama

Ringgit strengthened 14.6 pct in 2017, most stable in region
The ringgit strengthened 14.6 per cent in 2017 and has been the most stable currency in the region as economic outlook remains strong, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim.
— The Star Online

Opposition’s Proposal To Abolish GST A Populist, Irresponsible Act
The abolition of the Goods and Services Tax as touted by the opposition is a populist and irresponsible move, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz.
— Malaysian Digest

Malaysia’s dire democratic crisis
Malaysia is gearing up for its 14th general elections, to be held by Aug. 24, 2018. Its parliament is expected to be dissolved within weeks.
— The Conversation CA

‘Tigers can’t work for sheep’ – crown prince resigns as FAM president
Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has tendered his resignation letter as president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), stating that “tigers cannot work for sheep”.
— Malaysiakini


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Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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