Malaysia morning news for December 10

Malaysia morning news for December 10

Malaysia morning news

Lower average selling price for natural gas next year
Gas Malaysia Bhd yesterday announced a lower average natural gas selling price at RM33.65/MMBtu for the distribution segment. This represents a reduction 2.91% or RM1.01/MMBtu compared to the current average price.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians spend 70pc of monthly income on goods, housing and transport, says minister
Almost 70 per cent of Malaysians’ monthly income are spent on goods, housing and transport, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said.
— Malay Mail

Mat Sabu: Defence White Paper to serve as roadmap for Malaysia’s defence industry for the next 10 years
The Defence White Paper (DWP) is the roadmap and strategic action plan for Malaysia’s defence and security industry in addressing the increasingly challenging and sophisticated threats for the next 10 years.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s embassy in Turkey launches tourism campaign
The Malaysian embassy in Turkey on Monday hosted an event to introduce the 2020 events to promote country’s tourism, trade and business.
— AA

‘Sugar supply liberalisation will benefit consumers in long run’
The liberalisation policy on sugar supply in Sarawak will not result in an immediate effect to the price of the commodity but will definitely benefit consumers in the long term, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen said today.
— New Sarawak Tribune

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NFCP project gets solid cooperation from state governments, says Gobind
The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) has received positive and solid cooperation from the state governments to help in achieving the targets of the project, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind.
— Malay Mail

Sabah govt views seriously re-emergence of polio: Mohd Shafie
The Sabah government views seriously the re-emergence of polio in the state, the first for the country after almost 30 years, and will do its level best to ensure that it will not spread, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) said.,
— The Sun Daily

Tesco considers sale of Thai and Malaysian operations
The UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco, is considering a retreat from markets in Asia with the sale of its profitable operations in Thailand and Malaysia.

Chow: Four restoration projects in Penang Hill completed
Four repair and stabilisation projects undertaken in Penang Hill following a landslide on November 4, 2017 have been completed, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
— Malay Mail

MACC needs to explain officer’s placement, says Perlis MB
The Perlis government has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to come up with a detailed explanation if it wants to place a senior MACC officer in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man.
— Malay Mail

Govt to set up Special Purpose Vehicle to monitor Kampung Baru redevelopment
A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company will be set up to carry out the Kampung Baru redevelopment project, the Dewan Negara was told today.
— Malay Mail

Communism claims a ploy to tarnish democratic process: Waytha
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy (pix) has expressed disappointment over allegations made by a Terengganu Umno member that communist elements have infiltrated the government.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selling on Bursa reaches RM10.76 billion year to date
The year-to-date foreign net outflow from the Malaysian equity market breached the RM10 billion mark last Friday to touch RM10.76 billion, according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

Suaram wants to engage with home minister for human rights, says buck stops with him
The home minister should meet and engage with civil society groups on human rights as many related problems fall under his ministry, watchdog Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) said today.
— Malay Mail

Sorry, Malaysia – turns out Philippines won the Miss Universe costume competition
A deleted tweet, heartbroken Malaysians, confused Filipinos: CNA Lifestyle breaks down the details of the drama. Also, the world owes Steve Harvey an apology (this time).

Lynas says investing in new plant to extract low-level radiation before shipping ore here
Lynas Corporation Ltd said today it will open a new cracking and leaching plant in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia to extract low-level radioactivity from materials to be shipped to Malaysia for final treatment.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia and Indonesia willing to create joint fishery development area
Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed in principle to create a joint development area for the fishery industry in over-lapping maritime areas.
— The Borneo Post

Cops arrest duo for lodging false robbery report
Road users in the city were caught in gridlock after a robbery report had police scrambling and setting up roadblocks to apprehend the robbers.
— The Star Online

Customs busts drug trafficking syndicate, seizes RM5m worth of ketamine
The Customs Department believes that an international drug trafficking syndicate has been crippled with the arrest of four men, including a local resident, in two separate raids in Selangor, earlier this month.
— The Sun Daily

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IHH Healthcare shareholders approve Prince Court acquisition
IHH Healthcare Bhd (IHH) shareholders have given almost unanimous approval for the group’s proposed acquisition of Prince Court Medical Centre for RM1.02 billion, it said in a statement today.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar’s accuser spends day under questioning by Bukit Aman
A 26-year-old former research officer who alleged last week that he was sexually assaulted by PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was quizzed by federal police today.
— The Sun Daily

Headline inflation to average higher in 2020: World Bank
Headline inflation is projected to average higher in the range of 1.5-2% in 2020 as the effects of policy-related factors dissipate, according to the World Bank’s Malaysia Economic Monitor “Making Ends Meet” launched this morning.
— The Sun Daily

Semporna gets 200 tourist boats boost for VM2020
About 200 tourists boats in Semporna have chosen to help promote Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign to both domestic and international tourists.
— The Borneo Post

Remains of M’sian victims in New Zealand car crash to be buried in Christchurch tomorrow
The bodies of the four members of a Malaysian family who were killed in a road crash in New Zealand last Friday will be buried at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch at 12.30 pm local time tomorrow.
— The Sun Daily

Ranau landslip due to land clearing and building of houses, says state minister
The state government has ordered a halt on all land clearing and housing development by villagers around the site of a massive Ranau landslide along the main road link between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.
— The Star Online

SRC Trial: Former AG Apandi to be called in as defence witness to verify 2016 statement vindicating Najib
Former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali will be called as a defence witness for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd corruption trial, the High Court was told today.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia ends lower on subdued sentiment
Bursa Malaysia finished lower today on subdued sentiments as weak export data from China, the country’s biggest trading partner, signalled weakness for the broader Asian economy.
— The Sun Daily

411 detained in Sabah for corruption since 2015, says MACC chief
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained 411 people from both public and private sectors, as well as members of the public in Sabah for corruption offences since 2015 until now.
— Malay Mail

Insurance, road tax for Ahmad Zahid’s 20 vehicles paid by Yayasan Akalbudi, court told
The High Court today was told that the road tax and insurance for 20 vehicles belonging to former deputy prime minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) amounting RM107,509.55 was paid using funds from Yayasan Akalbudi Foundation fund, between January and September 2015.Allianz General Insurance agent, Ahmad Izhan Abd Rashid, 40, said the payment …
— The Sun Daily

Low lying areas in Limbang, Lawas flooded following heavy rain
The low-lying areas in Limbang and Lawas were flooded today following heavy rain on Sunday afternoon which cause the water-level there to rise .
— The Borneo Post

Govt to engage with stakeholders on new medical consultation fee
The government will hold engagement sessions with consumer associations and health practitioners to allay the fears and confusion pertaining to new consultation fees for private general medical practitioners.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry springs to action after first confirmed polio case in nearly 30 years
The Health Ministry has mobilised available measures to contain the possible re-emergence of the polio virus that was eradicated in Malaysia almost three decades ago.
— Malay Mail

Suaram: Malaysia facing crises of credibility, cronyism, climate change
The Pakatan Harapan government must resolve crises surrounding its credibility, cronyism in public contracts, and climate change, human rights watchdog Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) said today.
— Malay Mail

Celcom faces another network disruption, may last up to five days
If you’re using Celcom and Xpax, you may experience difficulty in making and receiving calls, as well as getting online.
— Malay Mail

1MDB scandal: Feb 3 for management of OBYU Holdings forfeiture case
The High Court here today set Feb 3 next year for case management of a government’s application to forfeit assets worth RM680 million allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that were seized from premises belonging to Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd.
— The Borneo Post

Sanichi’s halal gelatin venture draws interest from Chinese firm
Sanichi Technology Bhd said China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC) has expressed interest to participate in its halal gelatin industrial park.
— The Sun Daily

GOF seizes contraband cigarettes worth over RM1 mln from warehouse in Batu Kitang
The 11th Battalion General Operations Force (GOF) seized 7,650 cartons of contraband cigarettes worth more than RM1 million yesterday afternoon.
— The Borneo Post

Tesco reviewing Malaysia business for possible sale
Britain’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco said on Sunday it had started a review of its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia, including looking at a possible sale.
— The Sun Daily

Sabahans killed in NZ car crash to be buried in Christchurch on Tuesday (Dec 10)
The four family members killed during an accident in New Zealand last week will be buried in Christchurch on Tuesday (Dec 10).
— The Star Online

Call for import duty of fishing equipment to be abolished
A Dewan Negara member today proposed the that the import duty on fishing equipment, such as net, fishing line and engines, to be abolished to help ease the burden of traditional fishermen.
— The Sun Daily

Insurance, road tax for Zahid’s 20 vehicles paid by Yayasan Akalbudi, court told
The High Court today was told that the road tax and insurance for 20 vehicles belonging to former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi amounting RM107,509.55 was paid using funds from Yayasan Akalbudi Foundation fund.
— Malay Mail

EC has received court notification on Kimanis seat: Azhar
The Election Commission (EC) has received the official notification from the court on its decision in declaring the result for the P.176 Kimanis parliamentary seat in Sabah, in the general election held on May 9 last year, as null and void.
— The Sun Daily

State govt to check if waste dumped into drain at Taman Desa Rasah is toxic
The authorities are investigating if waste dumped into a monsoon drain in Taman Desa Rasah here, which eventually flowed into Sungai Anak Air Garam, is toxic.
— The Star Online

Sabah govt views seriously re-emergence of polio, says Shafie
The Sabah government views seriously the re-emergence of polio in the state, the first for the country after almost 30 years, and will do its level best to ensure that it will not spread, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd.
— Malay Mail

Shafie: No plans yet to make polio vaccination mandatory for PSS applicants’ children
There are still no plans to make polio vaccination mandatory for the children of certain Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) applicants, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Registration open for Kuching Run for Autism 2020
The Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) is now opening registration for its fifth Kuching Run for Autism 2020 to be held in March, next year at the Kuching Amphitheatre.
— The Borneo Post

Lau: Niosh to bring B40 Capacity Building Programme to Sabah, Sarawak next year
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) will be bringing their B40 Capacity Building Programme to Sabah and Sarawak next year, says its chairperson Alice Lau.
— The Borneo Post

FGV Holdings ‘unaware’ of any talks involving Syed Mokhtar
In a filing with the stock exchange, the company said it had checked with the directors and senior management.
— FMT News

Protasco unit gets Sarawak road job
Protasco Bhd’s 30% owned associate company, PJP Barisan HCM JV Sdn Bhd, has been awarded by the Public Works Department a performance-based contract for the long-term management and maintenance of state roads in Mukah, Sarawak.
— The Sun Daily


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