Nov 18 set for Anwar’s appeal against striking out sodomy conviction suit

PUTRAJAYA, June 1 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The Court of Appeal has fixed Nov 18 to hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal against a High Court’s decision which struck out his originating summons relating to his conviction for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

His counsel J. Leela, when contacted, said the matter came up for case management before deputy registrar Nik Serene Nik Hashim today.

Time to invest in India’s northeastern states, M’sian SMEs told

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should consider investing in the agricultural, tourism and services sectors in India’s northeastern states as the country is gradually opening up its economy in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, says the co-chairman of the Asean-India Business Council (AIBC) Datuk Ramesh Kodammal.

Malaysia-Turkey to collaborate to develop COVID-19 vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysia is prepared to collaborate with Turkey to develop COVID-19 vaccine and related medicines, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.

Muhyiddin said he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had also agreed to fully utilise the strength of the two countries in combating the spread of the coronavirus and facing the challenges post-COVID-19.

Malaysia set for recovery in 2021 with most employees back at work

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (NNN-BERNAMA) — In line with the reopening of the economy which saw nearly 70 per cent of the workforce returning to work in various sectors, Malaysia has the capacity that is set to spur economic recovery in 2021, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said.

“We must rise again and record a positive Gross Domestic Product growth as opposed to the negative GDP forecast for this year in line with the global economic growth,” he said in an exclusive interview for a Bernama TV documentary on “Malaysians United Against COVID-19”.

Malaysia: No action against foreigners with visas, social passes expired during MCO

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Foreigners whose visa or social passes expired during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) will not face any legal action, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said they had two options, namely, the first one, for those who wanted to return to their countries of origin, they could do so by showing their flight tickets at the airport.

Malaysia chairs first fully virtual APEC Senior Officials Meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysia successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Virtual Extraordinary Senior Officials’ Meeting (VESOM) on COVID-19, in a four-hour meeting which began 7 pm Malaysian time Wednesday.

The VESOM brought together 21 APEC Economies from eight different time zones, into a single virtual platform.

Malaysia: Prices of goods monitored since MCO began – Minister

KAJANG, May 20 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said the government has always been sensitive to consumer complaints and has been monitoring the price of goods from the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

He said this when commenting on complaints that the government has been slow in controlling the prices of essential goods ahead of Aidilfitri.

APEC economies urged to adopt open trade policy to safeguard food security

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies need to adopt an open trade policy to safeguard food security in the region amid COVID-19, says a new policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit.

The recent policy brief on export restrictions and food security in the context of the pandemic shows that the variety of movement restrictions implemented across borders has affected the supply of food, especially perishables such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, seafood, and meat.

Najib, Arul Kanda trial to resume June 15

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The High Court here has set 15 days beginning June 15 to resume the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)  former chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy on alleged tampering with the 1MDB final audit report.

Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan  fixed the dates — June 15 to 18; July 27 to 30; Aug 10 to 13; and Aug 24 to 26 — when the case came up for mention.

Malaysia: King opens third session of Malaysia’s 14th Parliament sitting

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today officiated the opening of the third session of the country’s 14th Parliament sitting.

His Majesty was welcomed by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof and Dewan Negara President Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran.

The King delivered the Royal Address shortly after that.

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