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Economic Assistance & Recovery Info Links for SARS Afflicted Malaysia

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SARS ECONOMIC RECOVERY LINKS - MAY THROUGH OCTOBER 2004
NO COUNTRY TOWN CALL NAME EXTRA LETTERS EXTRA NAME LOCAL NAME TEXT
001 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airlines SARS Recovery Promotion Showcase Malaysia 2003-06-01 FREE 4 days / 3 nights Accomodation in Malaysia promotion valid from 1 June to 31 October, 2003
002 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS Ministry sets up crisis team 2003-06-13 A permanent tourism crisis management committee to provide solutions and carry out swift follow-up actions
003 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Times of Oman NEWS Malaysia Airlines offers special tour packages 2003-06-29 Special 3-nights/4-days stay in any of these destinations absolutely free, under the Showcase Malaysia Programme.
004 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur BERNAMA NEWS Hotel Industry Picking Up, Senate Told 2003-07-01 Occupancy rates at hotels nationwide have picked up after the Prime Minister announced the new economic stimulus package on May 21
005 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Islam Online NEWS Arab Tourists Flock To Malaysia After SARS Defeated 2003-07-05 Tourist arrivals in Malaysia slowed down due to the effects of the SARS but picked up smoothly after
006 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Channel News Asia NEWS Malaysia's industrial output surges 16.2% in May despite SARS 2003-07-08 Production rose 9.9 percent in the first five months of 2003 compared with January-May in 2002
007 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Hindu NEWS Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines launch new package 2003-07-09 A special package for Indian travellers in a bid to attract tourists to the Southeast Asian country after the recent SARS scare.
008 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Edge Daily NEWS Worst is over for tourism in M'sia, Asia Pacific 2003-07-10 Malaysia's tourism is back on the road to recovery from the impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic
009 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS Star Cruises vessel to ply Malaysian waters soon 2003-07-23 SuperStar Aries vessel to ply Malaysian waters by month-end as the market picks up, following recovery from impact of the SARS
010 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur ClariNews NEWS Malaysia Airlines back on expansion track after SARS crisis 2003-07-31 Airline was not as badly hit as other regional carriers because Malaysia, which had five probable SARS cases including two deaths
011 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS MAS hopes upsurge can offset SARS effect 2003-08-01 MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) definitely expects its earnings to be affected by the SARS outbreak earlier this year
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012 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Pizza Marketplace NEWS New Pizza Hut pie helps offset SARS impact in S.E. Asia 2003-08-05 The launch of the Cheesy 6 Classic Crust Pizza at the area's Pizza Huts has helped sales rebound strongly
013 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS KFCH: Worst of SARS impact over 2003-08-05 KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) has already recovered from the impact of the SARS outbreak earlier this year.
014 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Business Standard NEWS Reviving the Far-Eastern dream 2003-08-19 Far East countries are going out of the way to woo travellers.
015 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Daily Express NEWS MAS relaunching advertising blitz 2003-09-06 Malaysia Airlines MAS is relaunching its advertising and image building campaign, as it is poised to return to the pre-SARS level
016 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Sinchew-i NEWS Cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) On The Rise 2003-09-06 SARS had hampered investments somewhat during the first half of 2003.
017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Edge Daily NEWS Mekong Airlines to fly again on Sept 26 2003-09-06 The Malaysian-led management team took over the ailing airlines after it suspended its services in May at the onset of the SARS.
018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Asia Computer Weekly NEWS Taiwan spreads risks between China and Malaysia 2003-09-08 The recent SARS crisis has indicated that Malaysia will be an ideal location for Taiwan's manufacturing base
019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Sinchew-i NEWS Airlines Waiver Extended To Other Airports 2003-09-08 The aviation and airline industry needed a lift following the outbreak of the SARS earlier this year.
020 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The New Straits Times Press NEWS Dr M budgets for success 2003-09-08 Budget 2004 is expected to stress on the private sector as the engine of economic growth.
021 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur New Straits Times Online NEWS Malaysia `safe from SARS' 2003-09-10 Malaysia is safe from any re-emergence of the SARS from Singapore as the recent case there has been classified as non-SARS.
022 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS Challenges in fiscal consolidation process 2003-09-13 Suspension of income tax instalment payments for travel agents and a 5% discount on monthly electricity bills to hotel operators.
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023 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS Economy expected to accelerate 2003-09-13 Malaysia's economy is projected to accelerate next year and grow between 5.5% and 6%
024 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS Hoteliers thankful for additional tax breaks 2003-09-13 These tax breaks are definitely timely and would help our hotels recover faster from the impact of SARS
025 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Star NEWS Incentives galore including RM215m to boost tourism 2003-09-13 Hotel and tourism project operators will receive pioneer status and investment tax allowance up to 100%
026 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Edge Daily NEWS Tourist arrivals to fully recover by Dec 2003-10-02 Tourists, who made earlier travel arrangements during the height of the SARS outbreak, might have opted to holiday elsewhere.
027 Malaysia Kuching The Star NEWS Sarawak wants more flights to boost tourism 2003-08-30 Malaysia's tourism sector is expected to further gain from the government's coordinated approach
028 Malaysia Selangor The Times of India NEWS SARS fears, cheap fares 2003-05-24 The travel and airline industry in the region are now working overtime to emerge from the shadows of this virulent fever.
029 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Analysts: Worst over for SARS-hit airlines 2003-05-28
030 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Airline stocks regain ground as air travel picks up again 2003-06-06 AIRLINE stocks are taking off again on expectation of higher passenger loads in the coming months following the end of the Iraq
031 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Asia looks for H2 upswing 2003-06-11 The export-driven region is hoping that, having weathered a series of shocks a long-awaited global upturn will finally materialise
032 Malaysia Selangor Sinchew-i NEWS Strategies To Lure Back Tourists 2003-06-12 The Malaysian government has embarked on a series of measures to draw back tourists from the Middle East
033 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Government moves to woo Mid-East tourists 2003-06-12 The government has embarked on a series of measures to draw back tourists from the Middle East
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034 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Advertising blitz to battle the SARS effects 2003-06-19 These packages have been launched under the name Showcase Malaysia.
035 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Loans for small traders to boost tourism 2003-06-25 Tourism has contributed much to the country's economy despite the economic setbacks such as the SARS scare
036 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS KFC expects to do better despite SARS 2003-06-27 KFC Holdings expects its performance this year to be better despite slower sales at its fast-food restaurants in March and April
037 Malaysia Selangor The Star NEWS Public Bank: Tourism industry to remain positive 2003-08-30 Malaysia's tourism industry was significantly affected by the SARS outbreak as there was a sharp drop in tourist arrivals
038 Malaysia Telipok Daily Express NEWS Sabah expects faster tourism recovery from SARS 2003-07-05 Tourism in the State is expected to recover much faster than predicted earlier from the SARS outbreak in the region recently
039 Malaysia Telipok Daily Express NEWS Ministers predict recovery soon 2003-07-07 The launch of the Asian Bond Fund by 11 Asian economies would "play a catalytic role in increasing Asian capital market activity"

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