Malaysia morning news for February 10

Malaysia morning news for February 10

Malaysia morning news

Malaysian company to invest in bamboo sector
Lipp Engineering Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based company, has announced plans to build a bamboo processing plant in Cambodia to ship bio-oil and bamboo fibre abroad.
— Eleven Myanmar

Malaysia confirms 17th coronavirus case, woman related to Singapore conference attendee
Malaysia on Sunday (Feb 9) confirmed a new case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s tally to 17.

Chong urges Sarawak govt to abolish SST on imported tyres
Deputy Minister for Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen is urging the Sarawak government to abolish the state sales tax (SST) on imported tyres and tyres attached to new vehicles being imported into Sarawak which came into effect on Jan 1, this year.
— The Borneo Post

Finance Ministry to consider impact duration of coronavirus to determine stimulus package
The Finance Ministry (MOF) will be looking at the estimated duration of the impact from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak before determining the amount for the stimulus package to assist the sectors affected.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M’s successor will be determined by majority support in Parliament, says Kadir Jasin
The candidate for the eight prime minister succeeding Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be solely determined by MPs in the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat, says veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.
— The Star Online

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People’s well-being, state’s economy top priority for Sabah CM
Like an Exocet missile locked onto its target, the focus uppermost in Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s mind is the people’s well-being and strengthening of the Sabah economy.
— The Borneo Post

Finance minister: Six million Malaysians redeemed e-Tunai, RM180m disbursed
A total of six million Malaysians have successfully claimed their RM30 incentive from the federal government in the latter’s push for more digital payments through e-wallet under the e-Tunai Rakyat programme, Finance.
— Malay Mail

Water supply to Ampang restored 95.3%
Water supply to the Ampang district has been restored up to 95.3% as of 7am today.According to a statement from Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), water supply in only three areas, namely Kampung Ampang Campuran, Kampung/Taman Tasek Tambahan and Taman Sri Bayu Ampang which are located at the end of the water supply system, have.
— The Sun Daily

Coronavirus: M’sia to discuss preventive measures with S’pore after Orange Alert
Malaysia will hold discussions with Singapore following the island-state’s move to raise its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) level from Yellow to Orange in efforts to curb the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus infection.
— The Sun Daily

Penang Information Dept opens booth at Thaipusam celebration
The Penang Information Department is actively carrying out the “Info on Wheels” (IOW) programme throughout the state, including at the Thaipusam celebration today, to clarify and provide the latest information regarding.
— Malay Mail

Wan Azizah extends condolences to families of Thai shooting victims
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) has expressed her deepest condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s shooting rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima.
— The Sun Daily

Local authority to keep Putrajaya residents updated on coronavirus situation
Putrajaya Corporation (PjC) is taking extra measures to keep the public updated on news of the novel coronavirus situation in its locality.
— The Star Online

Shopping mall operators urged to put in more effort to curb spread of coronavirus
Shopping mall operators nationwide should put in more effort in addressing the dangers associated with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), says social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— The Star Online

Ex-works minister claims Sarawak ‘arm-twisted’ over new Pan Borneo Highway deal
The Sarawak government had no choice but to agree with Putrajaya into terminating the contract of the project delivery partner (PDP) for state portion of the Pan Borneo Highway, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof alleged today.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak had no choice in terminating project delivery partner, says ex-minister
Former works minister Fadillah Yusof says the choice was between signing the deal to cancel and not receiving any of the pre-agreed funding for the highway project to continue.
— FMT News

Enhance digitalisation to ensure sustainable economic growth – Lim
The enhancement of digitalisation is one of the government’s efforts towards ensuring sustainable economic growth in the nation, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Borneo Post

DPM: Travel ban extended to two other China provinces over coronavirus concerns
Malaysia will restrict admission of Chinese nationals arriving from the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu with immediate effect, following their lockdown by the Chinese government due to the ongoing novel coronavirus.
— Malay Mail

Health D-G: IMR’s virology unit created reagent for coronavirus days before WHO released similar protocol
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that the Institute of Medical Research’s (IMR) Virology Unit had created a reagent — a substance or compound used in chemical analysis —  to handle.
— Malay Mail

PPSMI aimed at mastering scientific fields: Mahathir
The teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science in English (PPSMI) is aimed at mastering scientific fields right from school level, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

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Archery mishap: Education Ministry investigating if SOP was followed
The Ministry of Education has begun an internal investigation to check whether all standard operating procedure (SOP) was followed during an archery practice at SMK Gurun, Kedah on Feb 6 which injured a student.
— The Sun Daily

Hydrogen cell stations safe, public assured
Refueling hydrogen fuel in cell stations is as safe as refueling in any gas stations, assures Transport Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Dr M denies tripartite merger, says Opposition parties trying to remain relevant
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied extending an invite to Opposition parties Umno and PAS to form a tripartite government with his party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
— Malay Mail

Johor district health officer charged with submitting false payment vouchers for over RM800,000
A district health officer and an assistant accountant were today charged in the Sessions Court with 49 counts of corruption involving over RM800,000 between 2015 and 2016.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s third coronavirus infected patient gets the all-clear to leave hospital
A 63-year-old Chinese man, the 10th person infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019), has recovered and will be discharged today, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this afternoon.
— Malay Mail

Chong promises Jalan Selangan Batu villagers land titles if PH wins coming state polls
Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen promises villagers of Jalan Selangan Batu here land titles if Pakatan Harapan (PH) wins the coming Sarawak state election.
— The Borneo Post

Wan Azizah: Dr M must keep promise to hand over leadership to Anwar
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must keep his promise to hand over the country’s leadership to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim although the final decision lies with the Dewan Rakyat, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Star Online

CM: GPS-led state govt will ‘fight to the last’ for Sarawak’s rights, especially over O&G revenue
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has reiterated that his Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led state government will ‘fight to the last’ for Sarawak’s rights, especially over its oil and gas (O&G) revenue.
— The Borneo Post

5G boost for Langkawi tourism
Tourism here will get a boost after Langkawi was earmarked to become Malaysia’s first digitalised island once the 5G network activates its bandwidth connection later this year.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian father installs hidden cam in daughter’s room, sexually assaults her
The predatory instincts of a sexual harrasser was laid bare after it was revealed he had installed a hidden camera in his daugter’s room.
— The Sun Daily

KL mayor: Five roads, including Jalan Raja and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, to go car-free this year
Kuala Lumpur will see at least 10 roads pedestrianised in five years’ time under a trial run, with at least five roads including Jalan Raja and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) to be impacted this year, the capital city’s.
— Malay Mail

Yayasan Sabah posts pre-tax profit of RM98.81 mln
Yayasan Sabah Group through its investment arm, Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd (ICSB), has posted a pre-tax profit of RM98.81 million last year.
— The Borneo Post

Call for action after kids bathed in fountain pool
Api-Api Assemblywoman Datuk Christina Liew has urged the public to report immediately to Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) if they encounter similar incidents of children taking a dip in the fountain pool at Jalan Gaya here.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian Hindus defy virus fears to mark festival
Hindus gathered in temples across Malaysia on Saturday to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival, with many piercing their bodies with hooks and skewers, despite concerns about the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

SFC wants more Ramsar sites
Sarawak Forestry Corporation hopes that the government will declare more land as Ramsar sites in the state.
— New Sarawak Tribune

First coral seizure by GOF, SFC
The General Operations Force (GOF) 11th Battalion here seized nearly RM2.5 million worth of coral rocks at a premises in Kampung Pandan, Lundu on Friday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Unique identity makes nation’s character
The unique identity of Sarawakians in embracing each other regardless of racial background contributes to the character of Malaysia as a multiracial nation, said Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Pan Borneo Highway: GPS agrees to PDP’S termination, says Chieng Jen
Petra Jaya Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof should have sought clarification from the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leadership before making baseless allegations against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng over the.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia should take a close look at Japan’s HSR technology
Malaysia should take a close look at Japan’s railway technology in developing the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.
— Malay Mail

Elderly woman the latest and 17th coronavirus case: Health DG
A 65-year-old sickly local woman is the latest confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case, bringing the number of infections in the country to 17.
— The Sun Daily

Myanmar’s top airline expects virus impact to last until April
Myanmar Airways International temporarily suspended all routes to mainland China as well as Taiwan.
— FMT News

Bersatu Sarawak hopes party’s top three posts will not be contested
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak hopes the party’s top three positions will not be contested so that the party will remain in focus for the next state election which is just around the corner.
— The Borneo Post

After initial sightings, otters now present at four Klang Valley spots
Wild otters have now been reported at four locations within the Klang Valley, less than five months after initial reports of their first sighting.
— Malay Mail


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