Malaysia morning news for September 17

Malaysia morning news for September 17

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia’s Fake News Bill Delay Chance to Manage Racial Disinformation
The politics of delay around the repeal of Malaysia’s Fake News Bill offers an opportunity to manage racial disinformation that can lead to social tensions.
— The Independent

Sarawak Report’s Rewcastle-Brown briefly detained in Singapore
Sarawak Report founder and investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown was briefly detained in Singapore two nights ago after her book launch.

Tourism contributes 14.9 pct to Malaysia’s economy
The tourism industry continued its significant contribution to the country’s economic growth with a share of 14.9 per cent last year as compared to 10.4 per cent in 2005.
— New Straits Times

Fake Malaysian identities being used to enter Australia, claims report
Syndicates are using counterfeiting networks in the country to smuggle people into Australia, taking advantage of the visa agreement between the two nations, an Australian news outlet reported.

Malaysia remains lucrative investment destination
Despite the gloomy global economic outlook, foreign investors still view Malaysia as a lucrative investment destination, owing to the country’s stable political landscape and steady energy prices.
— The Borneo Post

Synergy Promenade explains transfer of Felda land titles
Property developer Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (Synergy Promenade) has come up with it’s side of the story regarding the controversial transfer of titles of Felda land in Jalan Semarak here.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia’s second largest pension fund to restructure
Malaysia’s second largest pension fund is to undergo a revamp that will include the creation of a deputy chief executive officer (CEO) position and the appointment of a new chief investment officer (CIO), according to its top executive.
— Asia Asset Management

Government should explore into capital gain inheritance taxes as other revenue sources: Economists
There is a need for the government to look for other source of tax revenue after Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the government is not planning to raise the corporate and individual tax rates.
— New Straits Times

Forest City: Is it about politics or economics?
Since my article on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s wrong move on Forest City was published, there has been a great deal of reaction and numerous comments by the public.

Sugar tax spells bitter times ahead?
Malaysia has had a long-standing relationship with sugar. With an average production of 1.678 million metric tonnes of sugar annually over the past five years, and bearing the badge of honour as one of the world’s top sugar importers, it is clear that sugar plays a very important part in Malaysia’s economy – and diet.
— The Borneo Post

Bioems invests RM2 million to open health centre in Malaysia
Singapore-based health care service provider, Bioems (M) Sdn Bhd, has invested RM2 million to open its first outlet in Kota Laksamana, aimed at providing free electric muscular stimulation service to the local community.
— Borneo Bulletin

Pause on Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link plan deflates local dreams
Temerloh town sits at the confluence of two big rivers and is known in Malaysia for its delicious curry dish of ikan patin (silver catfish).
— The Straits Times

Malaysian journalists’ programme disrupted due to typhoon Mangkhut
The eight-day visiting programme by a delegation of Malaysian journalists to China was disrupted due to Typhoon Mangkhut which is likely to hit the port city in Guangdong province later this evening.
— New Straits Times

Mahathir shares secret of his happy marriage
Dr Mahathir Mohammad has revealed his secret to being happily married to his soulmate Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali for the past 62 years.

Buying opportunity in Asian markets for contrarians, says NUS professor
The current gross overvaluation of US markets and the corresponding dumping of Asian stocks provides a buying opportunity in this region, says a National University of Singapore (NUS) professor who has wide experience in asset management.
— The Star Online

Enhance Patriostism In Malaysia Day To Preserve Independence
The Malaysia Day Celebration must not focus merely on enjoyment, but rather on the importance of enhancing awareness and the spirit of patriotism to preserve the independence, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said.
— New Straits Times

Youths become important feature in Malaysia’s tourism aims: Bakhtiar
The young increasingly become an important feature in Malaysia’s tourism ambitions as 90% of the online social media content shared among the young, is about travel and food, said Deputy Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.
— The Sun Daily

PAS-Umno pact unhealthy for multiracial Malaysia, analysts say
A PAS-Umno alliance, whether informal or otherwise, would see Malay-Muslim issues dominate political discourse and could be detrimental to Pakatan Harapan’s efforts at centrist rule in a multiracial country, Malaysian-Chinese political observers say.
— The Malaysian Insight

Malaysia not having difficulty hiring right people to lead key institutions: Anwar
Malaysia is not having difficulty hiring the right people to lead key institutions, according to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia artisanal mooncake makers keep baking into old age for the love of the job
They launched chocolate and butter mooncakes in Malaysia and at their peak turned out 100,000 a year; now couple and their daughter work at a smaller scale, hand-making the seasonal treats in batches as small as four dozen
— South China Morning Post

Key points from the Malaysia Agreement 1963
Still unclear about what’s in the agreement? We’ve broken it down for you.
— The Star Online

Analysts encouraged by KKB’s improving prospects, especially in O&G
Analysts are encouraged by KKB Engineering Bhd’s (KKB) improving prospects especially with the group’s recovering oil and gas (O&G) business despite the tough trading environment currently.
— The Borneo Post

China’s technology vs Malaysia’s durians
Thanks to Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s vision, Malaysia took an early lead in IT with the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems or Mimos, the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), Cyberjaya and other initiatives.

Deputy FM: Malaysia keen to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan
“Malaysia is keen to enhance cooperation with Azerbaijan,” said newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister of Malaysia Marzuki Yahya as he met with Azerbaijan`s ambassador Kuala Lumpur Galey Allahverdiyev.
— Azertag

Vespa Limited Edition Scooters Launched In Malaysia
Vespa will donate $150 dollar to the RED project for every sale of a 946 (RED) as it will help them to buy 500 days of medication for an HIV/AIDS victim.
— GaadiWaadi

Malaysia efforts to revive Malaccan Creole Portuguese language
Papia Kristang, a language derived from Portuguese, is only spoken fluently by 3,000 people.
— Aljazeera

As a bisexual Muslim in Malaysia, where Islamic laws prohibit homosexuality and secular law bans sodomy, Amirah could be forgiven any pangs of envy she felt when the Indian Supreme Court this month decriminalised gay sex.
— South China Morning Post


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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