Malaysia-China diplomatic ties get a boost with China Premier Li Qiang’s visit 

China Press headlined that a total of 514 civil servants received over RM1 million in rewards for reporting corruption cases from 2012 to last year, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Tan Sri Azam Baki.

He said that the Ringgit-for-Ringgit reward system introduced to encourage civil servants to report corruption cases has begun to show results.

He mentioned that the government was considering expanding the program to the general public as part of its efforts to combat corruption more comprehensively.

Nanyang Daily and Sin Chew Daily headlined that Chinese Premier Li Qiang visited Malaysia for a three-day official visit in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations, which began yesterday.

He said he will have in-depth discussions on advancing the Malaysia-China community’s shared future and deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperation between the two countries with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and other Malaysian leaders.

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that yesterday Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Penang has consistently maintained its position as the leading destination for foreign investment in Malaysia at the Penang Buildex 2024 exhibition. 

He also said that several major development projects have been announced, with some already underway. He added that many factory developments require land reclamation and the establishment of infrastructure such as electricity and water supply systems. 


Nanyang Daily is unclear whether the RM100 million subsidy for egg prices is sourced from the RM4 billion targeted for recovery from the newly implemented targeted diesel subsidy program.

Sin Chew Daily pointed out that the relationship between Malaysia and China has entered a period of mutual development and prosperity. 

This close cooperation not only helps enhance economic benefits for both sides but also further strengthens exchanges and understanding in political, cultural, and social aspects, contributing to peace and stability in the region, the daily added. 

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