Malaysia morning news for March 10

Malaysia morning news for March 10
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Malaysia Picks Bank CEO as Finance Minister in New Cabinet
Malaysia’s prime minister picked the head of one the country’s main banks as his new finance minister Monday amid heightened global risks and domestic policy uncertainty.
— Bloomberg

Sabah and Sarawak affairs made a special portfolio in new Cabinet, says PM
A special portfolio on Sabah and Sarawak Affairs has been announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin while naming his Cabinet today.
— Malay Mail

Tesco plans £2.5bn pension top-up with Thai and Malaysia sales
Tesco is planning to hand out £5bn to shareholders and pump £2.5bn into its pension fund after lining up the sale of its Thai and Malaysian businesses.
— The Guardian

IRB uploads application forms to postpone payment, amend tax assessment for tourism sector
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has uploaded the application forms for postponement of payment and amendments to tax assessment for the tourism sector at its official website,
— Malay Mail

Perak MMEA denies encroaching into Indonesian waters on Jan 21
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has refuted allegations by Indonesian fishermen that it had encroached into Indonesian waters and seized catches from their boats.
— Malay Mail

Manufacturers expect sluggish first half on Covid-19 impact
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers’ (FMM) members foresee a gloomy outlook for the first half of 2020 due to uncertainties from the Covid-19 outbreak, according to the 16th FMM-MIER Business condition survey.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selling on Bursa remains high at RM1.19b last week
International funds continued to reduce their exposure in equities on Bursa Malaysia for the third consecutive week, as it sold a whopping RM1.19 billion net of local equities last week.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia bars entry of cruise ships over COVID-19 outbreak
Malaysia has barred cruise ships from entering its ports with immediate effect until the overall COVID-19 situation has improved and the virus is contained.

Increase in govt debt approved by Cabinet, not MoF’s purview, Guan Eng tells Mat Hasan
Lim Guan Eng today labelled the accusation against him that he was responsible for selling off national assets and adding RM140 billion to the country’s debts during his 21-month stint as finance minister as mere lies.
— Malay Mail

KLCI plunges over 3% as oil prices crash
The FBM KLCI dropped 3.24% in early trade as oil prices dived over 20% after the collapse of Opec’s talk with Russia to lift prices.
— The Sun Daily

Muhyiddin announces Cabinet, without a deputy PM
The much awaited Cabinet lineup under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was finally revealed today, without a deputy prime minister.
— The Sun Daily

FT mufti appointed as minister in charge of religious affairs
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced today that Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad will be the minister in charge of religious affairs, debunking rumours that the post will be held by a PAS leader.
— Malay Mail

BN’s Lendu assemblyman new CM of Malacca
Lendu assemblyman Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali from Barisan Nasional (BN) has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Malacca.
— The Sun Daily

Rizal Mansor is under witness protection programme, court told
The High Court here was told today that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s former aid, Datuk Rizal Mansor has been placed under the witness protection programme.
— The Sun Daily

Four Perak PH assemblymen quit party, support Perikatan Nasional
Four Perak state assemblymen from Pakatan Harapan (PH) has quit their parties, with one from PKR joining Bersatu while two from DAP and one from Amanah declared themselves independent people’s representatives.
— The Borneo Post

Zahid, Azmin among MPs seen meeting Muhyiddin before new Cabinet announcement
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is meeting Members of Parliament (MPs) at Seri Perdana here this afternoon ahead of his announcement on the new Cabinet lineup.
— Malay Mail

AGC did not authorise MACC’s ‘nine recordings’ wiretap, Apandi tells court
The Attorney General (AG)’s Chambers did not authorise any wiretapping that resulted in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s infamous nine recordings, says Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
— The Star Online

Johor to announce state’s own stimulus package
The Johor government will introduce an economic stimulus package to help the affected sectors, particularly tourism-related ones affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
— Malay Mail

SRC trial: Latheefa’s questioning by Shafee turns tense
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial at the High Court here today turned tense momentarily when the 13th defence witness, Latheefa Koya, was visibly upset by the defence counsel’s line of questioning.
— The Sun Daily

Azam Baki is new MACC Chief Commissioner
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) top brass Datuk Seri Azam Baki (pix) has been appointed to helm the graft-busting agency.
— The Sun Daily

Cosmos Technology makes solid debut on LEAP Market
Cosmos Technology International Bhd rose as high as 36 sen in early trade this morning following its listing on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd today.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah leads in empowering women: Shafie
The Sabah government leads other states in empowering women as policy formulators and implementers, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Muhyddin arrives at Istana Negara with proposed Cabinet list for Agong
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to present the list of the new Cabinet lineup to His Majesty, this.
— Malay Mail

Report: AG renews mandate for Sri Ram to continue as ad-hoc prosecutor in 1MDB-linked cases
Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun has renewed the mandate for private lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram to continue as an ad hoc prosecutor in four cases related to the 1MDB scandal.
— Malay Mail

Over 1,500 flights cancelled: Mavcom
Local airlines have cancelled over 1,500 flights due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, according to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom).
— The Sun Daily

Rais Yatim questions Dr M’s demand for Muhyiddin to cut out Umno before the two meet
Bersatu leader Tan Sri Rais Yatim has asked why Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was setting conditions before he meets Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin when the prime minister has not done similarly.
— Malay Mail

Uggah: GPS will not bury the hatchet with DAP
The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government will not extend any olive branch to Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the current political situation, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry to conserve water catchment areas
State Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong said his ministry will work with the relevant authorities on proposals to conserve certain water catchment areas (which some have already been encroached) to ensure continuous sustainability of water supply for the community and farmers in Keningau areas.
— The Borneo Post

Relocation of Indonesia’s capital has major impact on Sarawak: Awang Tengah
The relocation of Indonesia’s capital city from Jakarta to Kalimantan will have a major impact especially on cross-border trade involving Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (pix).
— The Sun Daily

1972 Olympic hero Salleh Ibrahim dies aged 72
Former national Olympic footballer Salleh Ibrahim (pix) passed away at 12.30pm yesterday at his residence in Pengkalan Chepa due to an enlarged liver.
— The Sun Daily

In eyeing Kuala Langat development, conservationists say Selangor government risks floods and destruction
Conservationists warned today of the potential devastation that would follow the Selangor government’s plan to degazette the Kuala Langat Forest Reserve (North).
— Malay Mail

Controlled release at Bakun Reservior today
The downstream of Rejang River are expected to experience minimal rise in river levels during the seasonal realisation of water from Bakun reservoir.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Pos Malaysia’s main challenge is cost inefficiency
Pos Malaysia Bhd’s (Pos Malaysia) main challenge is its cost inefficiency, AmInvestment Bank Bhd’s research team (AmInvestment Bank) opines.
— The Borneo Post

Sri Ram: New AG Idrus Harun asked me to ‘carry on’ with high-profile corruption prosecutions
Private lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram today confirmed that new Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun asked him to continue with his work in handling high-profile criminal cases involving alleged corruption.
— Malay Mail

Daibochi posts Q2 net earnings of RM14.63m
Daibochi Bhd recorded net earnings of RM14.63 million for its second quarter ended Jan 31, 2020 on increased sales and improved operating efficiency as well as contribution from the group’s newly acquired subsidiary, flexible plastic packaging player Mega Printing & Packaging Sdn Bhd (MPP).
— The Sun Daily

Sibu MP criticises GPS for accepting offer to form new federal govt with PN
Sibu MP Oscar Ling has criticised Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for accepting the offer to form a new federal government with Perikatan Nasional (PN).
— The Borneo Post

Luxury apartments in Batu Kawa raided for allegedly operating as online gambling centre
Two luxury apartments at Jalan Burung Lilin in Batu Kawa here were raided today for allegedly operating as an online gambling centre.
— The Borneo Post

Trial: Witness saw bags which Rosmah’s aide said contained cash dropped off at PM’s Putrajaya house
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s then aide Datuk Rizal Mansor had said there was cash in two bags that were picked up from Pavilion and were then brought to the prime minister’s official residence in Putrajaya, Seri Perdana.
— Malay Mail

Sathianathan slams racist keyboard warriors
Selangor coach B. Sathianathan (pix) has slammed a section of the team’s fans over racial remarks aimed at him, and his player K. Prabakaran.
— The Sun Daily

How are small brick-and-mortar retailers in Malaysia coping with the e-commerce revolution
Coined in the 2010s, in response to a surge in high-profile closures of brick-and-mortar retail stores in the US, the term “retail apocalypse” supposedly heralded the end of physical retail.
— e27

Bersatu, Umno, PAS join forces to form Perak state govt
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today announced that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Umno and PAS have agreed to join forces to form a new state government.
— Malay Mail

Virus scare at police station after cop quarantined
The coronavirus (Covid-19) scare has hit the police force, after a corporal who was exposed to an infected patient was ordered to be quarantined.
— The Sun Daily

Awang Tengah: Sarawak regrets trusting PH govt to speed up repairs, upgrading of dilapidated schools
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said Sarawak regretted trusting the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to speed up repairs and upgrading of dilapidated schools in Sarawak by paying RM700 million in contra loan repayment, saying it could done a better job on its own. Awang Tengah,
— The Borneo Post

Dr Norlela Ariffin replaces Afif as Penang state exco
PKR’s Penanti assemblyman Dr Norlela Ariffin has been named as the new state Health, Agriculture, Agro-based Industries and Rural Development chairwoman here.
— The Sun Daily

Businessman accompanied Rizal to send bags “possibly containing money” to Seri Perdana, court told
A businessman told the High Court here today that he accompanied Datuk Rizal Mansor, who was then the special officer to the then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, to send two black bags “possibly containing money” to Seri Perdana, Putrajaya, in December 2016.
— The Sun Daily

Latheefa, Shafee visibly upset with each other at SRC trial
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial at the High Court here on Monday (March 9) turned tense momentarily when the 13th defence witness, Latheefa Koya, was visibly upset by the defence counsel’s line of questioning.
— The Star Online

Housewife fined RM6,000 for insulting modesty of police inspector on Instagram
The magistrate’s court here today fined a housewife RM6,000, in default six months’ jail, for insulting the modesty of a police officer through a video on her Instagram (IG) about two months ago.
— The Sun Daily

Kim Teck Cheong appointed as master distributor for Mesra stores in East Malaysia
Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Bhd (KTC) has accepted the appointment of master distributor by Petronas Dagangan Bhd for all of its Mesra and Mini Mesra stores in Sabah and Sarawak.
— The Sun Daily

Former Cabinet members laud DAP for unconditional support of Malay-Muslim causes
In the books of its non-Chinese allies in the now defunct Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet, DAP has passed with flying colours in the test of racial and religious tolerance.
— The Sun Daily



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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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