Malaysia Morning News For February 24, 2020

Malaysia morning news

Health Ministry: All Malaysian Covid-19 patients in country have recovered, four foreign nationals still hospitalised
Another Malaysian patient previously diagnosed with the Covid-19 infection has recovered, the Health Ministry said today.
— Malay Mail

M’sia to be test bed for Next Generation Vehicles: Analyst
One of the new elements of the newly-launched National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2020 – the Next Generation Vehicle (NxGV) – will not only consist of Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEVs), but also autonomous vehicles, and Malaysia will be preparing itself to be the test bed for this, said an automotive industry analyst.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s ruling coalition in danger as Anwar Ibrahim says colleagues are trying to bring down government
Malaysia’s two-year-old ruling coalition is in grave danger of collapsing after senior party members from the government and opposition gathered at a hotel on Sunday in an attempt to form a new government.
— South China Morning Post

Sarawak eyes 14th Para Sukma title to bolster powerhouse status
Sarawak will go all out in the 2020 Para Sukma in Johor this August to defend the title it has won in every edition since 1994.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Civil Defence Force seeks higher allowance for personnel
The Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) hopes the government will raise the allowance of the agency as accorded to the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).
— Malay Mail

Ministry: RM10.8m allocated for development projects in Gombak
A total of RM10.8 million has been allocated for 15 development projects around Gombak, the Economic Affairs Ministry said.
— Malay Mail

Najib and family spend more than 3 hours inspecting seized items in Bank Negara
Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and their daughter, Nooryana Najwa, were at Bank Negara today to physically inspect items linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund scandal that were seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia open to foreign collaborations to develop new national cars
Malaysia is open to foreign collaborations for the development of new national cars under the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020), as the government does not intend to invest in the industry, moving forward.
— The Sun Daily

COVID-19: Sister of Malaysia patient who attended Singapore conference discharged
Malaysia’s first locally transmitted case of COVID-19, the sister of the Malaysian man who attended a conference in Singapore, was discharged from the hospital on Saturday (Feb 22) after a full recovery.

EPF: We will not compromise contributors’ rights in PLUS restructuring
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has assured contributors that their interest will not be compromised in the restructuring of Plus Malaysia Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

GPS continues to gain ground acceptance
More and more rural people are aware of the falsity of the Pakatan Harapan government today for its failed promises.
— New Sarawak Tribune

State govt to pay SMC RM15 mln shortfall
The state government will pay Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) the RM15mln shortfall it suffered as a result of the lowering of assessment rates from 2016 to 2019.
— New Sarawak Tribune

EPF: We won’t compromise on contributors’ rights in PLUS restructuring
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) today assured contributors that their interest will not be compromised in the restructuring of Plus Malaysia Bhd.
— Malay Mail

Bersatu S’wak wants to lead opposition’s push towards winning next state election
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak wants to play a bigger role or even the leading role in the state opposition parties bloc’s push towards winning the 12th State Election, which it expects to be held anytime this year.
— The Borneo Post

Notice is for liquidation of defunct Malaysian Airline System Bhd, says MAB
The notice of appointment and address of the interim liquidator that is making the rounds on social media is for the now-defunct Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and not Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), the airline has.
— Malay Mail

PKR Youth leaders claim ‘individuals’ using party disciplinary board to quell rivals
Six PKR Youth leaders have accused the party’s disciplinary board of selective prosecution in response to a show-cause letter served to several figures from Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s faction.
— Malay Mail

Masing: PSB must understand I’m not ‘Minister of Everything Sarawak’
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said today that Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) must understand that he is not a ‘Minister of Everything Sarawak’.
— The Borneo Post

Put measures in place to prevent haze again, NGO tells govt
An NGO has called for strict enforcement against open burning to eliminate the perennial haze in the region.Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY) said the haze is man-made and its resolution lies in the prevention of activities that cause it.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Dr M agrees to meet MCA over Taruc’s matching grant request
MCA is to meet Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (Taruc) allocations for a matching grant.
— Malay Mail

Don’t compare EPF dividends with 10 years ago: CEO
Contributors to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) should not compare the dividends announced for 2019 with those paid out 10 years ago, said its chief executive officer.
— The Sun Daily

290 get job offers at Tenom Career Carnival
Tenom Career Carnival organized by Labour Department (JTK) and Department of Human Resource Development (JPSM) at the Dewan Datuk Seri Panglima Antanom yesterday has successfully placed 290 job seekers.
— The Borneo Post

78.8% plantations MSPO-certified
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has called on big oil palm companies to help smallholders in obtaining the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification to counter accusations that Malaysia palm oil plantations are causing deforestation.
— The Borneo Post

Saloma Link bridges old and new Kuala Lumpur, a big hit with city folks
It’s literally a bridge that links two sides of Kuala Lumpur. The beautiful Pintasan Saloma or Saloma Link spans the Klang River to join Kampung Baru to Jalan Ampang, near KLCC.
— Malay Mail

Woman murdered over property dispute with sibling
A property dispute between two siblings led to the murder of a woman in Jinjang Utara here.
— The Star Online

‘Better than nothing’ sentiment over EPF dividends
Malaysians have greeted the new EPF dividends with mixed emotions, with many re­maining hopeful of better tidings next year.
— The Star Online

‘PH is consistently inconsistent’
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Stakan branch chairman Sim Kiang Chiok wonders how many more U-turns and broken promises Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) are going to make.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RM28 mln SRDC building coming up
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has given the nod to the proposed new Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) administrative building costing about RM28 million in SibuJaya township.
— The Borneo Post

PSB questions sole focus on retrenched LBU workers in drafting cabinet paper
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has questioned why the cabinet paper on absorbing the retrenched workforce is confined only to Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU) workers who have lost their jobs.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M leading the nation is Sabah’s priority, says Shafie
The priority in Sabah is not transition of leadership but for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to lead Malaysia following the Pakatan Harapan (PH) victory in the last general election.
— Malay Mail

Dr M emerges stronger and in full control after PH presidential meeting
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seems to have come out stronger and more confident from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential meeting last night, with a winning quote “up to me when I will step down after Apec.
— Malay Mail

Sabah cops face disciplinary probe over handcuffes Pala’uboy case
A disciplinary investigation will be carried out against two policemen with the rank of corporal, from the Lahad Datu and Keningau district police headquarters respectively, over a photo of a handcuffed Pala’u boy.
— Malay Mail

Call to extend AP to cooperatives sector
The government should extend the issuance of the import licence for foreign vehicles or approved permit (AP) to cooperatives, which will be an economic opportunity for the sector, according to a stakeholder here.
— Malay Mail

Call to extend foreign vehicle import licence to cooperative sector
The government should extend the issuance of the import licence for foreign vehicles or approved permit (AP) to cooperatives, which will be an economic opportunity for the sector, according to a stakeholder here.
— The Sun Daily

Second SOM meeting to discuss inclusivity, sustainability
The second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from April 8 to 21 is expected to discuss inclusivity, sustainability and the digital economy as a follow-up to SOM1.
— The Sun Daily

PAS backs down from confidence vote for Dr M, says ‘can look forward to political stability’
The Opposition PAS has decided to drop its plan to table a vote of confidence for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council voiced unreserved confidence in the prime minister’s.
— Malay Mail

PPBM leaders, Azmin faction in separate PJ meetings amid intense talk of change taking shape
Umno and PAS leaders too in closed-door meeting, in developments after Dr Mahathir Mohamad solidified his position as prime minister.
— FMT News

Rain fails to dampen spirits of participants at MMA-Sochmos Sarawak Charity Health Run 2020
The early morning rain failed to dampen the spirits of some 1,000 people joining the Malaysian Medical Association (MAA) – Section Concerning House Officers, Medical Officers and Specialist (Sochmos) Sarawak Charity Health Run 2020 at Saradise here today.
— The Borneo Post

Plug the gaps to make Malaysia a maritime nation: Experts
Malaysia is a blessed nation, be it for its natural resources, political stability or even geographical location along the Strait of Malacca, which is a major sea-route, as well as the South China Sea, giving it an organic advantage to emerge as a successful maritime nation.
— The Sun Daily

Trust your AG or replace him, Zaid Ibrahim tells Pakatan leaders
Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has suggested the government replace Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Thomas after a minister criticised the former’s call to drop the prosecution of 12 Malaysians charged with supporting the Liberation.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak director of prosecution found dead at home
Sarawak director of prosecution Isa Hassim was found dead in his home on Friday night.
— The Sun Daily

Covid-19 : Fully recovered 13th victim praises government hospital care
“My experience here has shown that a public hospital is capable of providing quality and high standard services.
— Malay Mail

Disciplinary action against two cops for handcuffing, sharing photo of Palauh boy
Disciplinary action will be taken against two policemen who were involved in handcuffing a Palauh boy and spreading (viral) the photo to the public.
— The Borneo Post

All JKKK heads to receive January allowance this week
All 5,900 village security and development committee (JKKK) community leaders in Sarawak will receive their January allowance this week.
— The Borneo Post

DCM: GPS most ideal government for Sarawak
Sarawak has the most ideal government in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
— The Borneo Post

Follow govt policy on national security or quit, Maszlee tells AG
Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas should resign if he is unable to follow the government’s national security policy, Simpang Renggam MP Maszlee Malik asserted today.
— Malay Mail

PDRM seize vessel, diesel worth over RM2.4m in Labuan
Labuan marine police seized a vessel laden with 450,000 litres of diesel, all worth more than RM2.4 million, on Thursday for alleged possession of the fuel without valid permit.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s challenge at Spain Masters badminton ends
2nd-seeded pair Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik lost to contestants from Denmark.
— FMT News

MySalam registration, claim process hassle-free, says beneficiary
The fast registration and easy claim process for the mySalam takaful health protection scheme was a blessing for Zulkifli Abdul Hamid when he almost lost his source of income due to an eye stroke last November.
— Malay Mail



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