Vape players want a say in policy talks

PLAYERS in the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry have expressed their interest in being part of the government’s policy discussions that would chart the path for the business following the introduction of a specific tax system on vape products this year. Malaysia Retail Electronic Cigarette Association (MRECA) president Datuk Adzwan Ab Manas said Malaysia could emulate […]

Ramsay Sime Darby picks banks for US$300m IPO — sources

(Jan 11): Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd has picked arrangers for an initial public offering in Malaysia that could raise about US$300 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Credit Suisse Group AG, Malayan Banking Bhd and Morgan Stanley have been chosen to work on the planned listing of the health […]

Oil prices fall on renewed coronavirus concerns as China cases mount

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell on Monday, hit by renewed concerns about global fuel demand amid tough coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and new curbs on movement in China, the world’s second-largest oil user, where infections jumped. Brent crude oil futures were down 65 cents, or 1.2%, at $55.34 a barrel by 0439 GMT, after having climbed […]

MAHB mulls over Pangkor Airport runway extension

LUMUT, Jan 10 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) is studying the details of various aspects including the cost to extend the runway of Pangkor Airport in Teluk Dalam, Pangkor Island so that it can resume operation. Its chairman Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said that the extension of the runway would be made, as […]

Situation in Terengganu restored, last relief centre closed at 2 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 11 — The situation in two districts affected by the floods in Terengganu has been restored with the closure of 17 relief centres today after all the evacuees returned home. Head of the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, Lieutenant Colonel (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said four relief centres in Kemaman and […]

Health Ministry, Pfizer ink Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing, supply agreement

PUTRAJAYA: The government, via the Health Ministry and Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, today signed a manufacturing and supply agreement for the pharmaceutical company’s Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia. Today’s agreement is an extension of the Binding Heads of Terms agreement signed on Nov 24, 2020. The agreement was signed via a live conference by Health Minister […]

Govt considering an emergency order to rein in pandemic

PETALING JAYA: An emergency order may be invoked soon to rein in the alarming surge of Covid-19 case. Multiple sources in Putrajaya said the Covid-19 crisis and the need to declare an emergency were discussed at a special Cabinet meeting at 11am on Monday (Jan 11). There are no details about what Cabinet decided but […]

MAHB kaji panjangkan landasan Lapangan Terbang Pulau Pangkor

MANJUNG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) dalam kajian dan perincian untuk memanjangkan landasan Lapangan Terbang Pangkor sebelum ia beroperasi semula. Pengerusi MAHB, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir berkata, perincian itu berdasarkan penilaian jenis kapal terbang yang akan menggunakan landasan berkenaan kelak. “Sekiranya kita menggunakan kapal terbang jenis ATR 72 yang boleh memuatkan lebih kurang […]

Tanah runtuh di Indonesia mangsa hilang meningkat 27 orang

JAKARTA: 11 Jan — Jumlah mangsa hilang dalam kejadian tanah runtuh di wilayah Jawa Barat Indonesia meningkat kepada 27 orang manakala angka korban kekal 13 orang. Ketua Unit Kecemasan Pengurusan Bencana Wilayah, Budi Budiman berkata kejadian di kampung Cihanjuan, Kabupaten Sumedang pada Sabtu itu disebabkan hujan lebat. “Kami telah menerima laporan lebih ramai orang hilang […]