Malaysia morning news for January 29

Malaysia morning news for January 29
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Coronavirus: Selangor govt reviews overseas investment missions, trips
The Selangor government is reviewing planned overseas investment missions and other trips by its agencies, in view of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with infections having spread to several other countries including Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

MOF to expedite additional allocation for 12 thermal scanners
The Ministry of Finance will be expediting the additional allocation for 12 thermal scanners as stated by Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— The Borneo Post

Foreigners bought RM29.4m last week
International investors acquired RM29.4 million net of local equities last week compared with RM320.9 million net accumulated in the week before.
— The Sun Daily

Bintulu Hospital patient not infected with Wuhan coronavirus, says health minister
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today that a woman from China, who was quarantined in Bintulu Hospital after she was suspected to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus has tested negative for it.
— The Borneo Post

Petronas partners Agrobank to offer micro-financing worth RM100m
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has formed a strategic partnership with Agrobank to offer micro-financing worth RM100 million to Bottom 40 micro-entrepreneurs in the agricultural and agro-based sectors.
— The Sun Daily

Domestic Trade Ministry to take stern action against traders who hike price of face mask
Stern action will be taken by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) against traders taking advantage of the current outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus by indiscriminately increasing the price of face.
— Malay Mail

The biggest threat to Malaysian media? Facebook and Google, report finds
The biggest threat to Malaysian news publishers and broadcasters are Facebook, Google and piracy, according to a research report by CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd.
— The Star Online

Sime Darby Property appoints Azmir Merican as group MD
Sime Darby Property Bhd has appointed Datuk Azmir Merican Azmi Merican as group managing director effective April 22 2020, the group said in a statement today.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya rushes funds for heat scanners as Wuhan virus risks persist
The Finance Ministry has expedited funding for 12 additional thermal scanners that Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said were needed to help monitor for a possible outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Malay Mail

Palm oil slumps 7% as spread of coronavirus raises demand worries
Malaysian palm oil futures plunged 7% on Tuesday, their biggest intraday drop in more than seven years, on concerns that the spread of a coronavirus in China would cut demand of the vegetable oil in its second-largest importer.
— The Sun Daily

Why ‘Islam’ is on Malaysian Muslims’ identity cards
Last week, the Home Ministry once again reiterated its stance that it will not remove one’s religious status on the MyKad. But why do Malaysian Muslims have “Islam” printed prominently on their MyKads while non-Muslims.
— Malay Mail

Two accused in tahfiz fire tragedy ordered to enter defence on murder charge
Two men were ordered to enter their defence on a murder charge over the death of 23 people in a fire at Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah here almost three years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Margma: We’ll ensure sufficient gloves amid coronavirus spread
The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) says its members will do their utmost best to ensure an adequate supply of medical gloves amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
— Malay Mail

Viral FB post, messages on suspected 2019-nCoV cases in Pahang, Johor not true
Pahang Health director Datuk Dr Bahari Awang Ngah today confirmed that there is no case of infection of the new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) recorded in any hospital in the state so far.
— The Sun Daily

Culture of calling each other infidels among Muslims must stop: Mohamad Sabu
All parties should help curtail the culture of ‘takfiri’ or calling each other infidels among the Malay Muslims which has become viral in this country, said Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president, Mohamad Sabu (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Ministry adds incoming ships from China to coronavirus quarantine list
Health authorities have stepped up precautions against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by quarantining arriving ships from China, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— Malay Mail

Luno announces partnership with Shopee
London-based crypto exchange company Luno and e-commerce platform Shopee Malaysia have formed a partnership to offer Malaysians access to deals, discounts, and vouchers on Shopee to purchase and convert into cryptocurrencies.
— The Sun Daily

Multi-billion ringgit black cocaine smuggling drug lord has assets seized
The drug lord, who attempted to smuggle RM2.4bil worth of black cocaine last year, has had his assets seized.
— The Star Online

Selangor govt reviews overseas investment missions, trips following coronavirus outbreak
The Selangor government is reviewing planned overseas investment missions and other trips by its agencies, in view of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with infections having spread to several other countries.
— Malay Mail

Yew Sin-Ee Yi claim Thailand Masters title
Malaysian independent doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi claimed their first title this year as the world 20th ranked pair after defeating China’s Huang Kai Xiang-Liu Cheng in the men’s doubles final of the 2020 Thailand Masters in Bangkok on Sunday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Additional allocation for 12 thermal scanners to be expedited
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Finance will be expediting the additional allocation for 12 thermal scanners as stated by Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Bumi Armada loses Woodside dispute, required to pay AU$1.57m
The Supreme Court of Western Australia has ruled against Bumi Armada Bhd in its dispute with Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd in relation to a contract for the provision of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) services dated Sept 30, 2011.
— The Sun Daily

Tambun Indah enters MOU to develop specialist hospital in Penang
Tambun Indah Land Bhd has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Show Chwan Medical Care Corporation to collaborate on the proposed establishment of a private specialist hospital known as Penang Show Chwan Hospital.
— The Sun Daily

Netizens warned against spreading fake news that can cause panic among members of public
The netizens have been warned against spreading fake news that can cause fear, panic and anxiety among members of the public.
— The Borneo Post

Bursa Malaysia opens lower in line with overnight losses in US stocks
Bursa Malaysia opened lower today, as traders took cues from overnight losses in US stock market amid growing worries on the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

Report pipe leakage, don’t hide it, contractors urged
Sabah Water Department director Datuk Amarjit Singh urged contractors to immediately lodge complaints regarding leak pipes caused by road constructions.
— The Borneo Post

Thunderstorm warning in Perak, Pahang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak until 11pm tonight
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a thunderstorm alert for several areas in Perak, Pahang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak with heavy rain and strong winds expected to occur until 11pm tonight.
— Malay Mail

Sabah tourism players seek state govt’s help to face impending Chinese visitor slump
Bracing for some tough times ahead with potentially zero tourists from China, the Sabah tourism industry is hoping that the state government will step in and help cushion the expected blow in the coming months.
— Malay Mail

Tahfiz arson: One teen to enter defence for murder, one acquitted
The High Court here has ordered a teenager to enter his defence while his friend was acquitted over the deaths of 23 residents of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz which burned down in a fire three years ago.
— The Star Online

High Court to hear govt move to seize RM700,000 from Pekan Umno
Court of Appeal sends back the matter to the High Court after lawyer for Pekan Umno agrees to withdraw the appeal and state his case at the High Court.
— FMT News

Three more suspected coronavirus cases awaiting results of lab tests, says health minister
As at noon today, three more new cases for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are awaiting laboratory test results, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— Malay Mail

Police still waiting on test results of those picked-up in drug-fuelled party
Bukit Aman is still waiting for the pathology test from urine samples taken from suspects at private party in Puchong two weeks ago, says Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd.
— The Star Online

Farhash sues Yusoff Rawther for defamation
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak (pix) has filed a suit against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther for defamation.Farhash, 38, filed the suit last Friday (Jan 24) through the legal firm of Messrs.
— The Sun Daily

Santubong MP claims Dr M can’t name Anwar as next PM
Santubong Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today said he opposes Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad handing over the post of the prime minister to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

Serian folk urge contractors to finish town’s two flyovers by April
The people of Serian are hoping for the town’s two flyovers to be completed by April this year to ease traffic congestion and bottlenecks on the roads passing through the town.
— The Borneo Post

Startup Genome, MDEC partner to boost Malaysia’s startup ecosystem, focussing on policy action
Startup research and advisory firm Startup Genome and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation have announced a partnership to boost the growth of the country’s startup ecosystem, starting with Kuala Lumpur.
— e27

Aggressive R&D undertaken to drive downstream activities for commodities, says Teresa Kok
The Ministry of Primary Industries has undertaken various efforts in research and development (R&D) to enhance economic activities including the downstream activities for rubber, timber, cocoa, pepper and kenaf.
— Malay Mail

Primary industries minister says MSPO certification gaining international recognition
Intensive efforts by various parties to strengthen the country’s palm oil industry has borne fruit with the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification gaining important international recognition.
— Malay Mail

Ringgit open slightly lower against US dollar on coronavirus concern
The ringgit retreated slightly from last week’s gain to open moderately lower today, as concerns over the spread of deadly coronavirus kept investors out from the riskier assets including ringgit, dealers said.
— The Sun Daily

Sports Toto attains international certification
Sports Toto attained the World Lottery Association (WLA) Security Control Standard: 2016 certification in December last year, said Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd executive director Vincent Seow.
— The Sun Daily

Court allows AG’s appeal to set aside committal proceeding filed by firefighter’s father
The High Court here today allowed an appeal by Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas to set aside a committal proceeding filed against him by the father of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim (pix).
— The Sun Daily

M’sian celebrity Baby Shima receives lewd messages on Instagram
IT’S not uncommon for women to receive vulgar or lewd on social media, and that’s what local singer Baby Shima tried to highlight.Shima, who received such messages on her Instagram page, brought the matter to light with the hopes of teaching a lesson.
— The Sun Daily

Events of 2019 would have moved doomsday clock to apocalypse, says Kit Siang
DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang (pix) says if Malaysia had a local doomsday clock, the events of 2019 would have moved the hypothetical clock close to apocalypse
— The Sun Daily


Feature photo Ron-Nature-Adventures

This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the Oriental Honey Buzzard.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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