Malaysia morning news for August 12

Malaysia morning news for August 12
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Malaysian intercepted by Australian authorities at Kuala Lumpur airport stirs anger
Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia has publicly responded to criticism of the country’s immigration practices after a group of Malaysian women were blocked from flying by an Australian official at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Malaysian charged with taking secret video in US airplane toilet
A Malaysian man, named as Lee Choon Ping, has become the first person to be charged with video voyeurism in a first-class toilet on board an aircraft, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle yesterday.

Malaysia appoints firm to produce new national car
Malaysia will produce a new national car, International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking announced yesterday.
— The Straits times

AirAsia receives its first A330neo aircraft
AirAsia Bhd has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia: Durian exporters see spike in demand from China
For years, Thailand, the world’s leading durian producer, has dominated China’s imports for the fruit, accounting for roughly 40 percent of the massive market. But of late, Chinese consumers have been getting a whiff of an alternative to Thai durians: the premium Musang King variety from Malaysia’s sprawling durian plantations.
— Fresh Plaza

Latheefa: Sacrifice to build a corruption-free society
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya today called on all Malaysians to continue making sacrifices in fighting corruption and building a corruption-free society.
— The Sun Daily

Friday freak storm hit 1,000 travellers at Penang airport
Friday night’s freak storm caused delays to 21 flights and the cancellation of two flights besides damage to the terminal roofing at the Penang International Airport (PIA).

Malaysia-Indonesia to ink MoU on rhino conservation
A recent meeting between Sabah and Indonesia on Sumatran Rhino conservation has borne fruit with the proposed collaboration expected to be inked next month.
— New Straits times

ILP Miri monitoring station continues to record hazardous API reading of 380
The air quality monitoring station in the Miri Industrial Training institute (ILP) continues to record hazardous Air Pollution Index (API) of 380 as of 11am today.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Sabah to benefit from relocation of Indonesian capital to Kalimantan
Sabah must be ready to take advantage of the economic spillover following Indonesia’s plans to move its capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Star Online

Mahathir to decide on next MA63 meeting
The next Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Steering Committee meeting will be held at the discretion of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.
— The Sun Daily

20% of reclaimed land will be reserved for affordable housing units: Jagdeep
A minimum of one-fifth portion of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Minister to hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents on redevelopment plan
Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun will hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents here to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.
— Malay Mail

The mystery of screaming schoolgirls in Malaysia
It was a quiet Friday morning last July when pandemonium broke out at a school in north-east Malaysia. Siti Nurannisaa, a 17-year-old student, was at the centre of the chaos.

Search widens further for missing Singaporean kayakers in Malaysia
Malaysian authorities further widened the search area on Sunday (Aug 11) hoping to locate two Singaporean kayakers missing since Friday evening.
— The Straits Times

MTUC warns bosses over rising trend in ‘defrauding’ workers of their rights
Malaysian Trades Union Congress secretary-general J Solomon says employers must pay fair compensation.
— FMT News

Shafie: Sabah govt to identify locations for wildlife rehabilitation
The Sabah government is in the midst of identifying land and suitable areas to rehabilitate wild animals in a bid to better protect wildlife.
— The Star Online

Malaysian cargo ship stranded in eastern India
A small Malaysian cargo ship sailing to the south Indian port of Visakhapatnam lost its way in a storm in the Bay of Bengal and drifted towards the eastern state of Odisha.
— The Sun Daily

Kit Siang: DAP would lose 30-40% of votes if polls were called now
If an election were held now, the DAP would lose the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary seat and up to 40% of votes nationwide over the khat (Jawi calligraphy) issue, says party adviser Lim Kit Siang.
— The Star Online

Sarawak govt to continue assisting families of missing soldiers – Fatimah
The Sarawak government will continue to assist the families of missing Sarawakian soldiers Corporal David Edmund Rapi and Lance Corporal Moses Logers, who have been reported missing since July 19.
— The Borneo Post

Missing Irish teen’s mother thanks Malaysia search team
The mother of a Franco-Irish teenager who went missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort fought back tears on Saturday (Aug 10) as she thanked the hundreds-strong team hunting for the schoolgirl.

Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases close to double
Malaysia saw a rise in deaths caused by dengue to 113 by Aug 3, compared to 70 cases in the same period last year, the health ministry said on Saturday (Aug 10).

Morning traffic smooth on most major highways
Traffic on several major highways has been reported to be smooth this morning.
— The Sun Daily

S’gor govt will offer aid to 508 houses affected by storm
The state government will provide immediate relief to the residents of Sabak Bernam, Sungai Besar and Sekinchan who were affected by a storm on Friday night.
— The Sun Daily

As IPCMC looms, police rank-and-file long for even basic amenities
Lack of funds to maintain basic infrastructure such as surveillance cameras at police facilities are making law enforcement personnel anxious about the move to introduce civilian oversight of their agency.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry: 329 schools, educational institutions across seven states damaged in freak storm
The effect of Typhoon Lekima yesterday, caused damage to 329 schools and educational institutions in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Pahang and Terengganu.
— Malay Mail

Malacca: Pioneer e-sports centre aimed at developing talented athletes
A pioneer electronic sports (e-sports) centre in Malacca, to be launched today, is an indication of the state government’s seriousness in its efforts to develop the industry and at the same time, spawn talented athletes who can compete internationally.
— The Sun Daily

Responsibility as PM this time three times heavier: Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has described his responsibility as Prime Minister this time as three times heavier.
— The Sun Daily

Ban on heavy vehicles mulled when festivals coincide with school holidays
The government may consider banning heavy vehicles on the roads during festive seasons that coincide with school holidays to reduce traffic congestion, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar.
— The Star Online

Medan Gopeng is not express bus terminal: Exco
Claims that Medan Gopeng Terminal here has been reopened to pick up and drop off express bus passengers are not true.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak Fire Dept records 250 bush fire cases from Aug 1
The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) has recorded 250 bushfire cases from Aug 1 to midday today.
— The Borneo Post

Seeing furious backlash, DAP’s Kit Siang pleads with Malaysians for trust and patience
Lim Kit Siang predicted he would lose his Iskandar Puteri seat if he had to defend it today with voters so suspicious of his DAP.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir joins thousands of Muslims in Aidiladha prayers
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad joined thousands of Muslims to perform the Aidiladha prayers at the National Mosque this morning.
— The Borneo Post

Deputy IGP visits parents of missing Irish teen, spurs searchers working on Aidiladha festival
Rescue workers tirelessly looking for missing Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin on Hari Raya Aidiladha today were visited by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor who sought to raise their spirits for the.
— Malay Mail

Suspect in botched robbery of delivery rider nabbed, accomplice at large
One of the suspects who attempted to rob a food delivery rider here but ended up dropping his mobile phone at the scene of the crime has been arrested.
— The Star Online

Friday freak storm hit 1,000 travellers at Penang airport
Airport operator says strong winds damaged airport roof and doors.
— FMT News

Citing Islamisation, Dong Zong launches petition against khat lessons
The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) has initiated a petition to oppose the teaching of khat in vernacular schools citing alleged Islamisation, despite the Education Ministry assuring the subject will.
— Malay Mail


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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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