Malaysia morning news for February 6

Malaysia morning news for February 6

Malaysia morning newsMoF to discuss with other ministries, industries to plan economic stimulus package
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will hold discussions with several other ministries, industries and related services companies to receive input in the planning of the economic stimulus package following the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

MCA criticises govt’s response to coronavirus outbreak
The MCA has slammed the government for allegedly not being proactive enough in combating the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah ready to handle novel coronavirus, says state health minister
The Sabah state government has put in place necessary measures to tackle novel coronavirus and is fully prepared to handle it.
— Malay Mail

Bersatu’s top three leaders get unanimous support from state reps ahead of party polls
It would appear that the top three leaders in Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition’s youngest party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, need not fear being dislodged from their positions at the upcoming internal elections.
— Malay Mail

Journalists union urges govt to drop public mischief charge against award-winning newsman
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has appealed to the government to withdraw charges against a veteran journalist accused of causing public alarm over the ongoing Wuhan virus outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Ringgit closes lower against US dollar
The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today, as the greenback firmed, supported by relatively solid US economic data and uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, a dealer said.
— The Sun Daily

No such thing as ‘unofficial’ gag order, says Sabah and S’wak Chief Judge
A Sessions Court judge did not issue a gag order to the media not to name a former state Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) deputy director in connection with a graft case, says Tan Sri David Wong Dak Wah.
— The Star Online

CJ of Sabah and Sarawak says press free to name ex-MCMC official charged with corruption
The press may name the former Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) deputy director charged with criminal breach of trust despite being told not to by a judge, Tan Sri David Wong clarified today.
— Malay Mail

NGOs seek Dr M’s intervention over Perak govt’s plan to issue 999-year land titles to new villages
A group of NGOs from Perak have sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister, seeking his intervention on what they claim is a plan by the state government to issue 999-year land titles.
— The Star Online

Wee: Ban on single-use plastic straws to be enforced starting April
A ban on single-use plastic straws will be fully enforced in Kuching South starting April 1 this year, says Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.
— The Borneo Post

BNM: Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank are domestic systemically important banks
Malayan Banking Bhd, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd and Public Bank Bhd have been identified as domestic systemically important banks (D-SIB), according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
— The Sun Daily

1 to 3 months for government guarantee to be approved, says Mohd Irwan
The High Court here today was told that the average time for the Government Guarantee application to be approved by the Cabinet is one to three months.
— The Sun Daily

Bank officer requested RM6 mln in RM100 bills for Rosmah, court told
The High Court was told today that the bank that was used to withdraw money to pay an alleged bribe to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was short on bills on both occasions.
— The Borneo Post

ChemOne launches US$3.38b PEC in Johor
ChemOne Group, an oil and gas, petrochemicals and natural resources conglomerate, has announced the launch of the US$3.38 billion Pengerang Energy Complex (PEC) in Johor.
— The Sun Daily

Tsen: MATTA S’wak Chapter supports ban on all China tourists from entering state
Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Sarawak Chapter supports the state government’s move to impose a ban on all China tourists from entering the state to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus in the state, said its chairman Lina Tsen Pei Tsin.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Jan palm oil stockpiles seen falling to lowest in over two years
Malaysian palm oil inventories likely tumbled to its lowest since June 2017, as dry weather and lower fertiliser usage in the second largest palm producer early last year suppressed output to near four-year lows, a Reuters surveyed showed.
— The Sun Daily

1MDB scandal: Court sets Feb 19 to hear application to forfeit money seized from Johor Baru BN
The High Court here set February 19 to hear the application by the prosecution to forfeit to the government RM677,872.55 seized from the Johor Baru Barisan Nasional (BN) division.
— Malay Mail

Decision on Petronas’ application for stay of suit hearing on Feb 11
A High Court here fixed Feb 11 to deliver its decision on the application by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) for a stay of proceedings of a lawsuit filed by Sarawak Comptroller of State Sales Tax (SST) and the state government against them.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia’s stocks appreciates on disposal of shares by EPF
Shares of AirAsia Group Bhd (AAGB) and its sister company AirAsia X Bhd appreciates in active trading following recent downtrend amid news report alleging the low-cost airline took US$50 million bribes from aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
— The Sun Daily

Prosecution to prove Rosmah received RM6.5 mln cash over solar project
The prosecution will prove that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had used her influence to receive a bribe of RM6.5 million in cash from a company as an inducement to help the company obtain a solar hybrid project, the High Court was told today.
— The Borneo Post

Road users’ attitudes a contributing factor to increasing accidents, says Lam Thye
The inability of Malaysians to practise road safety culture is the reason why road accidents are on the rise every year, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— The Star Online

We’ve been transparent about coronavirus since Day 1, says health minister
Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says they have tracked 74 people who came into close contact with Malaysia’s 10th coronavirus patient and 33 of them are healthcare workers.
— FMT News

Water in Sungai Muda river being tested after e-waste scare
Water company may consider shutting out river water if found to be polluted but warns of supply interruption to millions in Penang.
— FMT News

Group criticises Putrajaya for naturalising Kosovan footballer
The Lawyer Kamek 4 Change (LK4C) group said the federal government should not have naturalised Kosovan footballer Liridon Krasniqi after just five years when thousands of Malaysian-born children were still stateless.
— Malay Mail

Johor official urges public not to trust unverified info on Wuhan virus
A Johor official said the public should only use official sources of information on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia ends marginally higher
Bursa Malaysia ended the day marginally higher, lifted by continued buying interest in lower liners and broader market shares, analysts said.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia doing ‘very, very well’ in handling Wuhan virus contagion, says WHO rep (VIDEO)
A representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO) today commended Malaysian authorities for its open and informative management of the Wuhan virus outbreak since it spread from Chinese to 28 other countries.
— Malay Mail

12 detained so far by MCMC over coronavirus fake news
The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has detained a total of 12 individuals throughout the country for posting fake news on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— The Star Online

Penang CM blames irresponsible landowners for recent open burning
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) blames errant landowners for allowing more than two hectares of trees to be burnt to the ground between Penang Hill and the Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam.
— The Sun Daily

Goldman Sachs (Singapore) PTE case on bonds worth RM27.2b, transferred to High Court
The prosecution’s application to transfer its case filed against Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte in connection with the issuance of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bonds worth RM27.2 billion (US$6.5 billion), from the magistrates court to the High Court here today, was allowed.
— The Sun Daily

Two more M’sians confirmed with coronavirus, total cases at 12 (Updated)
Two Malaysians who were part of the group that returned from Wuhan, China, on Tuesday morning, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— The Sun Daily

Rosmah trial: Officer tells court PM’s office had ‘First Lady of Malaysia’ unit
The Prime Minister’s Department had maintained a so-called “First Lady of Malaysia” division but rebranded this after news of its existence caused controversy, the High Court heard today.
— The Borneo Post

Johor govt to postpone all events involving crowds
The state government has decided to postpone all its events in February that involve large crowds following the coronavirus outbreak.
— The Star Online

Melcat to ex-CM: Show us proof that Johor stopped water sale to Melaka
Following contradictory statements made by the former and current chief ministers regarding the sale of raw water from Johor to the state, the Melaka Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Melcat) says it will accept evidence that Datuk Seri Idris Haron supposedly has on the issue.
— The Star Online

Bomba records over one thousand more emergency calls in 2019 compared to previous year
The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) have recorded 9,443 emergency calls throughout 2019 compared to 8,078 emergency calls in 2018.
— The Borneo Post

Op Selamat 16 records 11% increase in road accidents
Op Selamat 16/2020, the road safety operation held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year from Jan 18 until last Feb 1, recorded 23,208 road accidents nationwide compared to 20,829 cases during last year’s festive season.
— The Sun Daily

SC releases checklist to enhance shareholder activism
The Securities Commission (SC) has released the Annual General Meeting Corporate Governance Checklist for Shareholders (AGM CG checklist) to promote meaningful dialogue between shareholders and board of directors at annual general meetings.
— The Sun Daily

SRC trial: Former Treasury sec-gen says application for govt guarantees usually takes months, not days
A former senior government official told the court today how companies seeking government guarantees would usually have to wait between one to three months to see the application go through, and that it was not a matter.
— Malay Mail

DOSH: RM50k fine, two years jail for employers who fail to protect workers against Wuhan coronavirus (Video)
Employers who fail to protect their employees against the Wuhan coronavirus can be fined up to RM50,000 or face up to two years of imprisonment, says Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Sarawak director Dr Nor Halim Hasan.
— The Borneo Post

Pos Malaysia set sights on the booming digital economy
Pos Malaysia Bhd (Pos Malaysia) is gearing up for transformation and has set its sights on the booming digital economy.
— The Sun Daily

Rosmah could influence govt’s decisions, court told
Even without an official position, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the former Prime Minister had allegedly acted “bossy” which could influence decisions in the government, the High Court was today told.
— The Borneo Post

Personal hygiene of utmost importance, warns expert amid coronavirus threat
Parents should take preventive measures to protect their children against any viral infection, more so now in light of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
— Malay Mail

Too-tall trailer hits Penang pedestrian bridge near ferry terminal, nearly brings it down (VIDEO)
An overhead bridge in front of the Penang Ferry Terminal at Weld Quay nearly collapsed onto the highly trafficked road below this evening when a 16-wheeler trailer crashed into it.
— Malay Mail

Drug processing lab raided in Lumut, RM15m worth of drugs seized
Police uncovered a drug processing laboratory following the arrest of three men and seized RM15 million worth of drugs, at a fresh water prawn farm in Kampung Deralik, Sitiawan on Monday.
— 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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