Malaysia morning news for May 6

Malaysia morning news for May 6
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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia on right track to regaining Asian Tiger status: Lim
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is confident that Malaysia is on the right track to strengthen its economy and fiscal status by 2021, leading the way to regaining its position as an Asian Tiger.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia set to see new wave of China FDI
We can expect a fresh stream of investments from China following the revival of ECRL and Bandar Malaysia, as well as Dr Mahathir’s recent productive trip to Beijing.
— The Star Online

Meet tourism demand in Malaysia with flights, flexible visa policies, industry players say
The number of tourists from China has surged since March, with most direct flights from China to Malaysia fully booked.
— The Straits Times

Malaysia on track to meet 2020 zero malaria target, says Health Ministry
The Health Ministry (MOH) has targetted Malaysia to be declared a human indigenous malaria free nation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 2020.
— Malay Mail

Accused 1MDB kingpin’s $39m mansion for sale
US prosecutors are seeking to sell a $39-million Los Angeles mansion bought by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho with money allegedly stolen from the state development fund, court filings show.
— Bangkok Post

Govt willing to discuss with owners on sale of Kampung Baru land, says FT minister
The Federal Territories Ministry is willing to hold talks with all Kampung Baru landowners on the sale of land to the government for re-development.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia expects to recover $7 billion of 1MDB money, Prime Minister
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia hopes to recover a total of $7 billion (MYR 28.95 billion) that was allegedly misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), reported local daily, The Edge Markets.
— Islamic Business And Finance

Malaysian palm oil price falls more than 1% on bearish production outlook
Malaysian palm oil futures reversed earlier gains to close 1 percent down on Friday, falling on bearish production outlooks to chart the biggest weekly drop since early November.
— The Star Online

Anwar says office computers, social media accounts compromised by cyberattacks
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim cautioned the public today to verify information purporting to come from his official sources after saying his office networks and social media accounts have come under cyberattacks.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng: DAP committed to power-sharing for a better Malaysia
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said his party was committing to shared power in Malaysia to ensure the country’s progress is enjoyed by all and not for the benefit of some.
— Malay Mail

Ministry: 10 schools in KL, Selangor to get RM3.43m allocation for infrastructure
Ten schools in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor have been allocated RM3.43 million to build various infrastructure. The Economic Affairs Ministry in a statement yesterday said the assistance was channelled via the Special Project.
— Malay Mail

Intensive self-defence programme for firefighters in the pipeline
The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) intends to devise an intensive self-defence programme in an effort to improve the safety of its members who are often faced with dangerous situations while carrying out their duties.
— The Sun Daily

SPB records increase in oil palm fruits production
Sarawak Plantation Berhad (SPB) recorded an increase of 20 per cent in its oil palm fruits production for the first quarter of this year compared to previous years.
— The Borneo Post

Thousands march in Kuala Lumpur to defend ‘sovereignty of Islam’
Thousands of Malaysian Muslims marched at a rally on Saturday (May 4) in Kuala Lumpur to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” following claims that their rights were being eroded by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
— Asia One

Sarawak, federal govts to continue helping SMEs
The Sarawak and federal governments will continue to offer various programmes and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy.
— The Borneo Post

PH determined to fulfill pledges in manifesto
Pakatan Harapan (PH) remains committed in its resolve to fulfill the pledges made to the people as contained in its manifesto in the 14th General Election (GE14), according to DAP National Chairman Tan Kok Wai.
— The Sun Daily

Penang proposes joint Singapore-Malaysia Unesco hawker culture bid
Penang’s state government has proposed Singapore and Malaysia file a joint-nomination to list hawker culture under Unesco, but the idea did not go down well with critics on both sides of the Causeway.
— The Straits Times

Kulim airport could benefit northern region, including Penang
The proposed Kulim International Airport can help boost economic growth in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, thereby benefiting both Kedah and Penang, according to a government backbencher.
— The Sun Daily

In Perak, PM tells public workers to give up corruption for the sake of generations to come
Civil servants who resist the temptations of bribery will sow the seeds of honesty and integrity for future generations to enjoy, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Malay Mail

Moving state administration centre needs to be studied: Chow
The proposal to move the Penang state government administration centre should be discussed and studied carefully, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Ministry to set up task force on night working policy: Kula
The Human Resource Ministry will be setting up a task force to study a proposal on working at night for certain employment sectors. Its Minister M. Kula Segaran said the proposal raised by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently needed a detailed study to obtain the views of various.
— The Sun Daily

2,400 firms registered with Sarawak Pay: CM
The mobile-payment application, Sarawak Pay introduced by the state government has recorded a total of 172,429 transactions from 2017 until April 28 this year.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Help make city beautiful and safe, public urged
To achieve Kuching city’s status of being clean, beautiful, safe, smart, and sustainable, it has to be done with the help of the public, said Kuching North City Commission.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Chow: Moving state administration centre needs to be studied
The proposal to move the Penang state government administration centre should be discussed and studied carefully, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
— Malay Mail

Pakatan govt proves its seriousness in pushing for a gender-responsive agenda
Despite loud calls to increase women’s participation in key leadership positions in the past decade, there had been very little change, especially at senior levels.
— Malay Mail

Govt not ruling out destroying foreign fishing boats in M’sian waters
The government has not ruled out destroying any foreign fishing vessels found in Malaysian waters, says Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.
— The Star Online

MCMC conduct raids in Butterworth and Ampang over non-certified equipment
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) together with the police recently carried out simultaneous raids in Butterworth and Ampang to curb the usage of non-certified communications equipment.
— The Sun Daily

DAP chairman says won’t let PAS-Umno attacks shake party’s resolve
DAP will stay true to its ideals notwithstanding PAS and Umno’s allegations against the party on racial and religious grounds, said national chairman Tan Kok Wai.
— Malay Mail

Long Banga folk question slow response to repair telecom tower
Residents of Long Banga in Baram are unhappy that the telecommunications tower in their area has been out of order for over six months.
— The Borneo Post

Kula: Ministry to set up task force on night working policy
The Human Resource Ministry will be setting up a task force to study a proposal on working at night for certain employment sectors. Its Minister M. Kulasegaran said the proposal raised by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Malay Mail

Haj pilgrim quota remains at 30,200: Mujahid
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today stressed that the quota for Malaysian pilgrims remains at 30,200 and the Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) is working on increasing this number.
— The Sun Daily

Notice to hold ‘Defending Sovereignty of Islam’ rally incomplete: Police
The notice submitted by the organisers of the ‘Defending Sovereignty of Islam’ rally here today was incomplete, according to Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar: Pakatan must admit weakness, work on messaging
Pakatan Harapan (PH) must communicate its policies and reforms more effectively if the coalition is to regain public trust and confidence, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

Dr Wan Azizah: Dept found no physical, psychological implication on Aliff Shukri’s daughter
A preliminary examination conducted by the Social Welfare Department on the daughter of cosmetics entrepreneur Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri Kamarzaman arising from the caning he gave her did not show any implication.
— Malay Mail

Cabinet held special meeting on improving youth employment: Khalid
A special cabinet meeting has been held to address the problem of unemployment among youths, according to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix).Khalid, who is also the National Youth Consultative Council (MPBN) chairman, said several matters were raised in the meeting.
— The Sun Daily


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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