Malaysia morning news for August 26

Malaysia morning news for August 26
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Detailed assessment of Perak-Penang raw water transfer project
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Unit will carry out a detailed assessment of the project to transfer raw water from Sungai Perak to Penang.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah to launch barter trade system for non-subsidised cooking oil products, says CM
The Sabah government will launch the barter trade system for non-subsidised cooking oil products with Indonesia and the Philippines next week, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— Malay Mail

PM’s official visit to boost M’sia-Vietnam trade
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three day official visit here starting tomorrow is expected to further strengthen relations between Malaysia and Vietnam, while opening up opportunities to increase bilateral trade to reach the US$15 billion (RM62.82 billion) mark next year.
— New Straits Times

Airport disruption due to faulty equipment, no cyber-attack
The network service disruptions at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) were due to equipment failure.
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng warns stern action against alleged contractor ‘cartels’
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said contractors found to have been ganging up to win government contracts will have stern action taken against them.
— Malay Mail

Sabah revives barter trading with Philippines, Indonesia
Sabah will conduct barter trading of non-subsidized cooking oil with the Philippines and Indonesia next week, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal on Saturday (Aug 24).

Forest fire in Johor spreads to 98 hectares
Strong winds over the past few days caused a forest fire in the Malaysian state of Johor to spread to a new area of 98 hectares on Sunday (Aug 25), more than the 16 hectares on Friday.
— Channel NewsAsia

Australia’s expertise can help improve Malaysian value chain – Darell
Australia’s expertise in knowledge intensive sectors can help improve Malaysia’s value chain in critical industry segments, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Darell Leiking.
— The Borneo Post

MTUC demands Putrajaya reveal actual figures on poverty after UN study
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government today to not sweep the truth under the carpet with regards to the United Nations’ (UN) findings on poverty in the country.
— Malay Mail

Govt to continue driving ‘Love MY Palm Oil’ campaign
The government will continue to drive the Love MY Palm Oil campaign aggressively via the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to ensure palm oil production reaches approximately 20 million tonnes annually for export purposes and to seek for new markets.
— The Sun Daily

Trade war, a case of mixed fortunes for Malaysia
Just when you thought the move by the US to delay imposing tariffs will provide some breathing space to the global economy, China’s move to impose new retaliatory tariffs on US$75 billion (RM314 billion) worth of US goods and resume duties on American automobiles startled investors and spooked markets worldwide.
— The Sun Daily

Many not aware they have hypertension, diabetes: Dzulkefly
A total of 17.2 percent or 3.47 million of Malaysians do not realise that they have hypertension, said Minister of Health,?Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysians must unite to live prosperously in this blessed country
All Malaysians must unite as best friends as they share the same hopes, dreams and goals, namely to live a prosperous life in this blessed country.
— The Sun Daily

KLIA operations back to normal after system outage
Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal today after it was hit by network equipment failure on Wednesday night which caused long queues and flight delays.
— Malay Mail

Musa Hassan: Stern action must be taken against those stoking racial, religious tension
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and relevant authorities must take stern action against those who try to provoke racial and religious tension as well as insult the royal institution, says Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
— The Star Online

In ‘unity convention’, liberalism, Christian evangelism again painted as ‘threats’ to Malay-Muslims
A convention organised by a coalition of Malay-Muslim groups has today listed several issues it deems “major threats” against the majority community, which included liberalism, Christian evangelism, and human rights.
— Malay Mail

Focus on economy instead of obsessing over race and religion, Patriot tells Putrajaya
National Patriots Association has urged the Pakatan Harapan government to focus on economic issues, including eradicating both rural and urban poverty, rather than bickering on ethno-religious issues.
— Malay Mail

Tiang: Repair, upgrading works of central sewage project in Rejang Park to be completed by 2020
The repair and upgrading works of the three packages central sewage project for residential and commercial units in Rejang Park is expected to be completed by end of 2020.
— The Borneo Post

Beware of falling into urban poverty trap: Analysts
The perception among rural communities that they can only seek a better life financially if they migrated to cities needs to be changed, to avoid them from falling into the ‘urban poverty’ trap.
— The Sun Daily

Hypermarkets encouraged to sell local products
Hypermarkets are encouraged to sell local products here in the country and also in their international outlets.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s poverty problem needs reframing
The poverty line measurement of RM980 for a household of four is unrealistic, especially in the bigger cities.
— FMT News

PTPTN prepared to consider higher advance financing warrant
The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is prepared to consider increasing the amount of its advance financing warrant (WPP) to qualified students in future.
— The Sun Daily

Affordability and island vacation drive Penang’s medical tourism sector
At first sight, Mr Craig Fletcher could be mistaken for any tourist.

Be more responsible in using social media: Wan Azizah
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has advised the people to be more responsible in using social media to ensure that racial harmony in the country is not undermined.
— The Sun Daily

When are you going to start fixing dilapidated schools in Sarawak? CM asks Putrajaya
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today asked Putrajaya to immediately start fixing dilapidated schools in Sarawak in the interest of students and teachers.
— Malay Mail

Zahid: Pakatan facing slow death due to internal turmoil, other shortcomings
Pakatan Harapan is facing a slow death because of internal turmoil and other shortcomings, claims Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
— The Star Online

Man robbed of RM425k after being duped by currency exchange scam
A man was robbed by three foreigners after being duped into changing US dollars back to Malaysian ringgit on Saturday (Aug 24).
— The Star Online

Malaysia to boost local firms’ participation in Kazakhstan: Envoy
Malaysia is looking to boost the participation of local companies in Kazakhstan to capitalise on the potential growth in specific economic sectors in the former Soviet Union republic.
— The Sun Daily

Rapid Rail sets up committee to probe monorail incident
Monorail operator Rapid Rail has set up an investigation committee to probe an incident where a two-car monorail train was hit by a bore pile crane that intruded onto its elevated track.
— The Star Online

SDHB all out to protect environment
Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad (SDHB) is committed to preserving the environment through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme dubbed Environment Preservation (EP) 2019.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Amid rumours of Cabinet reshuffle, Waytha says ready for anything
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office P. Waytha Moorthy said today he is prepared for any situation, amid rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle.
— Malay Mail

Mujahid: No need for new law on halal certification
There is no need for the government to formulate a new law relating to halal certification, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.
— Malay Mail

Minister who called for Dr Zakir Naik’s deportation now says Malaysians must ‘move on’
Malaysians must move on instead of fixating over Dr Zakir Naik’s controversial remarks, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said today.
— Malay Mail

Penang govt seeking sponsorship for PFF scholarship
The Penang government is seeking sponsorship from the private sector for the Penang Future Foundation (PFF) scholarship programme.
— The Sun Daily

RM1 mil grant for Sarawak armed forces veterans
Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas pays tribute to ex-servicemen’s dedication and sacrifice.
— FMT News

Pakatan will soon rot and fall apart due to infighting, claims Zahid
The infighting within Pakatan Harapan (PH) is a “political gangrene” that will eventually result in it breaking apart, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
— Malay Mail

Maintain cleanliness to prevent dengue: Wan Azizah
The people should emphasise the maintenance of cleanliness in the environment they live in by continuing with the practice of gotong-royong to prevent the spread of diseases like dengue, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Sun Daily

RM1m grant for Sarawak ex-servicemen association, says DCM
The Sarawak government announced a grant of RM1 million to the state’s ex-servicemen association (Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association) to finance its various activities and commitments.
— Malay Mail

Ex-IGP Musa Hassan urges cops to crack down on online ethno-religious insults
Former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan today urged his successor Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador to be stern and take action against those inciting ethnic tensions on social media.
— Malay Mail

IGP urged to re-open criminal cases previously handled by drug-abusing cops
A DAP MP has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to order a mass re-investigation of criminal cases previously handled by police officers identified as drug abusers under the police’s special operation named Ops.
— Malay Mail

Keeping public toilet clean is everyone’s responsibility: Deputy Minister
Maintaining the cleanliness of public toilets is everyone’s responsibility, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Newly-minted SMC chairman sees uphill task to make Sibu more vibrant
Newly-minted Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horth sees uphill task to make the riverine town more vibrant, which have been labelled as an ‘old’ and ‘tired’ town.
— The Borneo Post

Ibrahim Ali expects new party to be launched next month
Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) president Datuk Ibrahim Ali (pix) yesterday said he expected his new party, Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra) to be launched on Sept 28Ibrahim, who is also the party’s pro tem president said the launch would also outline the party’s manifesto and policies for the coming General.
— The Sun Daily

‘Prepare for future economic transition’
The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra), which is under the Prime Minister’s Department, is actively providing IR 4.0-themed training and programmes for the benefit of the Indian community, said.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Stern action if claims of ‘contractor cartels’ to bid for jobs are true, says Lim
This follows news report that the Malaysia Competition Commission is probing whether such cartels had won 10 government projects worth millions of ringgit.
— FMT News

Cash prizes up for grabs in cooking competition
Attractive cash prizes and supplementary prizes are up for grabs at the cooking competition which will be held in conjunction with the 5th Semadang International Tagang Festival 2019.
— New Sarawak Tribune

19-year-old killed after car plunges down ravine on Pasir Gudang-Perling highway
A 19-year-old boy died when his Perodua Myvi plunged down a ravine and landed onto a railway track at KM17 along the Pasir Gudang-Perling highway here.
— The Star Online


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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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