The truth behind the two naval helicopter collision

The full report on the collision of two naval helicopters in Lumut, Perak that led to the death of 10 personnel is the headline in China Press. The crash happened because one of the helicopters was not at its designated altitude and it entered the flight path of the second helicopter.

Nanyang Daily led by China-Malaysia economic and trade relations has maintained a steady and positive growth. The daily said in the first quarter of this year, bilateral trade reached USD 47.08 billion (approximately RM 221.36 billion), a 6.5% increase year-on-year. From January to March, Chinese direct investment in Malaysia exceeded USD 700 million, a 116% annual increase, added the daily.

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that the President of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (PUCM) Dato’ Keith Li, personally presented the PUCM “50th Anniversary of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations” special issue to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China.

China President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Malaysia next year, said Malaysia’s ambassador to China, Datuk Norman Muhamad reported Sin Chew Daily.

Backbenchers in Penang want Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to provide a one-year water bill rebate for the B40 group. They relayed this via a petition reported by Guang Ming Daily.

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Sin Chew Daily zoomed in on Malaysia-China’s 50 years of diplomatic relations that is coloured by leaders from China and Malaysia personally involved and with strategic guidance. This has resulted in strong ties between both nations.

It looks forward to China and Malaysia continuing to work hand in hand towards building a shared future, injecting new development impetus into their relationship, and moving towards a glorious next 50 years, said the daily.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced a RM 25 billion allocation for the National Semiconductor Strategy (NSS), said Nanyang Daily.

The daily highlighted that Malaysia faces tough global competition, with neighbouring countries improving business environments to attract foreign investors.

The religious and racial atmosphere in the country, as well as the frequent sanctions on businesses under the pretext of a crime, the Prime Minister must have a set of firm policies that will satisfy and reassure foreign investors in order to successfully implement the NSS.

Anwar must have firm policies to reassure foreign investors and facilitate the smooth implementation of the NSS, especially amid the domestic religious and racial tensions and frequent business boycotts under various pretexts, said the daily.

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