Malaysia morning news for December 11

Malaysia morning news for December 11
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Malaysia considering selling stakes in Petronas to states
Malaysia is considering selling stakes in energy giant Petronas to states where the company’s oil and gas fields are, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters on Tuesday, in a bid to raise funds for the debt-laden government.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia, Indonesia agree to use drones to patrol borders
Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed in principle to use drones and other technologies to monitor their borders, said Malaysia’s Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday (Dec 10).
— Channel NewsAsia

UN: Malaysia enters Very High Human Development category of nations
Malaysia has scored a high 0.804 on the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index (HDI) for 2018, placing it in the Very High Human Development category.
— New Straits Times

Electricity tariff for domestic consumers maintained
The electricity tariff for domestic consumers will be maintained while the surcharge for non-domestic consumers will be reduced effective Jan 1 until June 30, next year, according to the Energy Commission (ST).
— The Sun Daily

MITI hopes Chinese investments to soar next year via ‘special channel’ – Darell
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) expects Chinese investments into Malaysia to soar next year via a ‘special channel’.
— The Borneo Post

Law minister says death penalty alternatives need fine-tuning
A high-anticipated proposal on alternatives to the death penalty will now submit its report in January 2020, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia scores high in Human Development Index: UNDP
Malaysia scored high in its Human Development Index (HDI) for 2018, with a score of 0.804 compared with 0.802 last year, putting the country in the Very High Human Development category, finishing at 61st place out of 189 countries.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry always focused on upgrading communications: Gobind
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is always focused in its efforts to improve communications in all aspects besides overcoming whatever shortcomings there may be, said its minister, Gobind Singh Deo.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s Mahathir pledges to step down for Anwar, but not before November 2020
Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest prime minister, promised on Tuesday (Dec 10) to hand over power to anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim in spite of new sexual assault allegations against him.
— Channel NewsAsia

World Bank trims Malaysia’s 2020 GDP growth forecast to 4.5%
The World Bank Group has revised downwards Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2020 to 4.5%, from 4.6% projected initially, largely due to weaker-than-anticipated investment and export growth in the third quarter of 2019.
— The Sun Daily

RM34.8m maintenance fund for Penang housing under consideration, says state exco
The Housing Ministry is considering to allocate RM34.8 million from two maintenance funds to Penang, state Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said today.
— Malay Mail

IN A time when Malaysian brick-and-mortar retails stores are coming to terms with what it means to “go digital”, the Alibaba Group has gone in the opposite direction by opening the largest Taobao store in Malaysia at MyTOWN Shopping Centre, promising goods by local manufacturers, warranties and – perhaps most surprisingly – the same prices as what’s available online.
— Digital NewsAsia

M’sia still holds to ‘hierarchy of humans’, deeming some as superior to the rest, says Marina Mahathir
Malaysia still holds to the concept of hierarchy of human beings, where some are deemed superior to others, says Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir.
— The Star Online

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.
— The Sun Daily

FGV denies reports that Syed Mokhtar is buying a stake in firm
FGV Holdings Bhd today denied several media reports that stated Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary was buying a stake in the group.
— The Sun Daily

Environment minister: Marine debris policy to be established
A marine debris policy will be established to holistically address plastic waste polluting the seas and beaches, the Senate was told by Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin today.
— Malay Mail

CM: Sarawak to build six more hydrogen refueling stations
Sarawak will be building six more hydrogen refueling stations in its effort to develop the state’s green energy agenda.
— The Borneo Post

Felcra to pay out RM50.54m in dividends to 67,000 participants
Felcra Bhd will distribute an interim dividend 2/2019 totalling RM50.54 million to 67,000 participants nationwide beginning Dec 15.
— The Sun Daily

KL Summit: Need for researchers, academicians to join hands
Pakistan is keen to see that researchers and academicians from Muslim countries engage in more joint research activities, the outcome of which may contribute to the betterment of society.
— The Sun Daily

CM says Sarawak committed to sustainable energy
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today stressed that the state government is committed to ensuring all Sarawakian households have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
— Malay Mail

USM wants to be information, film and creative content hub
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) aspires to become an information, film related activities and creative content hub in the northern region after signing two Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) with the Malaysian Nasional Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak to build six new hydrogen refuelling stations in the state, says Abang Johari
Sarawak plans to build six more hydrogen refuelling stations in the state in its effort to develop a ‘green transport’ sector, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Star Online

MMEA detains merchant ship for anchoring without permission
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained a merchant ship suspected of dropping anchor outside the Port of Lumut, here yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s palm oil stocks fall 4.08% in Nov
Malaysia’s total palm oil stocks eased 4.08 per cent to 2.26 million tonnes in November 2019 from 2.35 million tonnes recorded in the previous month.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia urges neighbours to review execution of drug mules, says users need hospitals, not prisons
Having halted the mandatory death sentence on drug-related convictions, the Malaysian government is asking other countries to do the same.
— Malay Mail

Here’s how a family of nine with four air-conds, spends only RM100 for electricity
Only about RM100 — this is the monthly electricity bill of a nine-member household here that has four air conditioners installed in their house.
— The Sun Daily

Perlis government’s debt increases to RM403.32 million
The Perlis state government’s debts increased by 2.8%, or RM10.99 million, to RM403.32 million last year, from RM392.33 million in 2017, said Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid (pix) in his 2018 Report.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia continues downtrend in early trade
Bursa Malaysia opened lower today, extending their downtrend following yesterday’s fall.At 9.09 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) lost 2.84 points to 1,559.87 from Monday’s close of 1,562.71.
— The Sun Daily

Envoy believes at least one Malaysian killed in NZ volcano eruption
The volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island yesterday has claimed at least one Malaysian victim. Eight people are reported missing.
— Malay Mail

Govt to assist setting up of SME complex in Tuaran
The state government will assist in the setting up of a complex in Tuaran for Small and Medium Industries (SMEs) in Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak to invest in sporting events
MIRI: The Sarawak government will not hesitate to invest in sporting events as the state aims to become a sport powerhouse, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— New Sarawak Tribune

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

JB housewife loses RM380,000 in love scam
A 50-year-old housewife lost RM380,000 in a year after she was lured into a relationship with a person on Facebook who tricked her into paying the sum purportedly to secure his release from the authorities.
— Malay Mail

Civil servants, pensioners to get RM1b worth of special aid on Dec 18
Putrajaya will disburse RM1 billion worth of special aid to all federal civil servants below grade 56 later this month, the Finance Ministry announced today. Armed forces veterans without pensions are also entitled.
— Malay Mail

Alert authorities to environmental harm before media, Perak MB tells NGOs
Interest groups should inform the authorities first about illegal activities that pose a danger to the environment before highlighting their concerns to the press, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.
— Malay Mail

Michelle Yeoh: Govts, organisations need to get serious about renewable energy
Governments and organisations need to get serious about investing in renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change, says Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh.
— The Star Online

Perak Immigration Dept nabs 40 Chinese fugitives who escaped Cyberjaya online scam raid in Nov
Perak Immigration Department yesterday arrested 40 Chinese nationals, believed to be part of the remaining suspects who had escaped during an operation in Cyberjaya last month.
— Malay Mail

Miti hopes chinese investments to soar next year via special channel
International Trade and Industry (Miti) expects Chinese investments into Malaysia to soar next year via a ‘special channel’.
— The Sun Daily

Saref 2019: Govt, private sector cooperation needed to push for sustainable energy, says Michelle Yeoh
Boosting renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency will not only help to reduce carbon emissions, but will also improve the health, living standards and clean energy access in communities in remote areas, such as Pacific Small Island Development States, says United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) goodwill ambassador Tan Sri.
— The Borneo Post

Consumers face water cuts in Seremban, Port Dickson following contamination
Consumers in several areas in Seremban and Port Dickson are facing water supply disruption after traces of oil were found in Sungai Linggi yesterday.
— Malay Mail

SRC trial: Najib says bought Rosmah a RM466,000 watch as family upset he cut holiday short due to floods in Malaysia
Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he bought a US$130,625 (RM466,330) Chanel watch for Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to appease his family who were unhappy their vacation to Hawaii, US in 2014 was cut short for him to resume work.
— Malay Mail

Lawyer denies he is Dr M’s agent in new plot for Anwar’s downfall
Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla has dismissed the latest conspiracy theory claiming he is acting as a go-between for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and a former PKR researcher to destroy Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political.
— Malay Mail

Private clinics should display consultation fees clearly: Consumer association
Private clinics should be required to display a transparent list of consultation fees to give patients the option before receiving treatment, says a consumer association.
— The Sun Daily

WHO, Unicef: Sabah polio outbreak a rare strain, genetically confirmed from Philippines
The re-emergence of the polio in Malaysia after 27 years is from the same virus that broke out and is spreading in the southern Philippines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).
— Malay Mail

Zahid’s trial: Charity foundation wrote RM360,000 in cheques to firm registering voters with Umno
A company set up just to sign up new voters with Umno’s aid had received RM360,000 via two cheques from Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s charitable organisation Yayasan Akalbudi in 2015 and 2016, the High Court heard.
— Malay Mail

Flood hits three districts in Sabah
The floods in Sabah has affected three districts, namely Sipitang, Beaufort and Membakut, involving 22 villages with 76 people having been evacuated as at noon today.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah CM: Local authorities told to monitor reconstruction of houses in Kampung Titingan
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants the local authorities to monitor reconstruction of houses in  Kampung Titingan here where a fire broke out last Saturday (December 7).
— Malay Mail


Feature photo Sumisha Naidu 

This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on Human Rights Day, December 10.


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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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