Malaysia morning news for August 27

Malaysia morning news for August 27
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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil, says minister
Malaysia is in talks with at last six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as South-east Asia’s third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment to boost its defence capabilities.
— Malay Mail

519 arrested for terrorism activities as of July: Malaysian home minister
As of July, the Malaysian police have arrested 519 people suspected of having been involved in terrorism, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday (Aug 26).

Malaysia taps digital technology in tourism development – Mahathir
Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalisation journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— The Borneo Post

BNM Governor: Malaysia can achieve higher growth with structural reforms
Malaysia with its abundant natural resources and inherent economic strength is capable of achieving higher growth rate than now with more structural reforms, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said (pix)
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s home minister says Cabinet colleague defending preacher does not reflect government’s position
Malaysian Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday (Aug 26) said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s remarks defending controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not disrupt ongoing investigations.
— Channel NewsAsia

Sabah CM: East Malaysia will gain from Indonesia’s capital move
Indonesia’s move to relocate its capital from Java to Kalimantan will greatly benefit the Borneo region, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said.
— Malay Mail

CSC Steel posts 21.2% jump in net profit for Q2
CSC Steel Holdings Bhd registered a net profit of RM12.6 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, a 21.2% rise from RM10.40 million recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year, attributed to slight increase in margins for coated steel products as well as lower marketing and administrative expenses.
— The Sun Daily

CM: Important to keep an eye on emerging technologies, monitor how they are used
While technological progress should always be applauded, it is important to keep an eye on emerging technologies and monitor how they are used, cautions Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Immigration: Three million Chinese nationals, foreigners did not enter Malaysia during KLIA glitch
Claims that three million Chinese nationals and other foreigners entered the country during the recent system malfunctions at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are false, says the Immigration Department.
— The Star Online

Malaysia to discuss ways to create better trade balance with India
The Ministry of Primary Industries will hold discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry as well as the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to discuss on measures to create a better trade balance between Malaysia and India for the palm oil market.
— The Sun Daily

MACC investigates plotting and monopoly in govt’s project bid
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate those who plot and monopolise the bidding for government projects.
— The Sun Daily

Cabinet green-lights National Digital Identity
The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the National Digital Identity (National Digital ID) initiative, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry announced today.
— Malay Mail

Third-phase payments of BSH 2019 to start on Wednesday
The third phase of the 2019 Cost-of-Living Aid (BSH) payments will be credited directly into the eligible recipients’ bank accounts starting Wednesday (Aug 28).
— The Sun Daily

Minister: BCISM opening next month
The Building Cost Information Services Malaysia (BCISM), a joint venture between the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), will be officially opened next month, Works.
— Malay Mail

Najib, Shafee get leave to challenge Sri Ram’s appointment as DPP
The Court of Appeal today granted leave to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to commence a judicial review to challenge the legality of the appointment of former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as a senior deputy public prosecutor (DPP) in their trials.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign outflows continue on Bursa albeit lower pace of RM372.8m
Foreign fund sold RM372.8 million net of local equities, marking the sixth consecutive week of sell-off on the local bourse, according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

Home Ministry has final say in ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ applications
The Home Ministry has the final say in approving applicants in the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) initiative, especially those from Hong Kong, says Datuk Isham Ishak.
— The Star Online

RHB Q2 net profit up 7.9%, declares 12.5 sen dividend
RHB Bank Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 7.9% to RM615.41 million from RM570.26 million recorded in the same quarter last year, attributable mainly to higher non-fund based income and lower expected credit losses (ECL) on loans.
— The Sun Daily

UOA Development’s Q2 profit up 6% to RM125.09m
UOA Development Bhd reported a 6% increase in net profit to RM125.09 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared with RM118.03 million in the same quarter of the previous year, due to progressive recognition from ongoing development projects and sales of completed offices and residential units.
— The Sun Daily

Don’t treat Lynas like an outcast: Mahathir
Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the rare earths mining company, should not be treated like an outcast as it brings big investment and jobs, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia gaining from having more working people than dependents
Malaysia is gaining from having a high population of working people and lower number of dependents, said Social Wellbeing Research Centre director Prof Datuk Dr Norma Mansor.
— The Sun Daily

MOE will study use of toys to encourage mental stimulation among children
The Ministry of Education (MOE) will study the use of toys that can sharpen the minds of children in the early stages of education to produce a creative and innovative generation.
— The Sun Daily

Perak Sultan opens Perak LKIM’s new building
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, opened the new building of the Perak Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) here today.
— The Sun Daily

Gobind calls for more Finas dialogues with film industry groups
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today advised the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) to hold more dialogues with specific groups involved in the film industry in the country to find out the problems they may be facing.
— The Sun Daily

Make IGP’s Standing Orders public, urges Bar Council Task Force on IPCMC
The Malaysian Bar Council Task Force (MBTF) on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) wants the contents of the inspector-general of police’s (IGP) standing orders to be made public.
— Malay Mail

Malindo Air appoints Captain Mushafiz as new CEO
Malindo Air has appointed Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri as CEO effective Sept 23, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Works minister says already issued jobs to fix Sarawak schools
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has tendered out contracts to repair dilapidated schools in Sarawak, Works Minister Baru Bian said today.
— Malay Mail

DSTE Capital set to be largest producer of MD2 pineapples
More than 400 guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of DSTE Capital Limited’s first phase of MD2 pineapple planting.
— The Sun Daily

SCORE to propel state’s socio-economy
The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) will propel the state’s socio-economic growth towards achieving a high-income economy by 2030.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia to study another offer of Samurai bond from Japan: PM
Malaysia is studying another offer of Samurai bond from Japan, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

AAX expected to remain in the red in Q3
Analysts have ‘sell’ calls for AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) following its disappointing results in the second quarter (Q2), with Q3 expected to be another loss-making quarter for the carrier.
— The Sun Daily

Entrepreneurship grants only for truly qualified: Mohd Redzuan
The government, through the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development, continues to give grants to Bumiputra entrepreneurs, but the assistance would only be given to those in the target group who are truly qualified.
— The Sun Daily

MySecond Home programme not for those running from the law, says govt
Top tourism ministry official says only ‘genuine’ applicants for the Malaysia MySecond Home programme are welcomed.
— FMT News

Bukit Kukus road project director faces negligent charge in fatal landslide incident
A project director today claimed trial at the Sessions Court to a charge of failing to ensure the safety of his workers at the Bukit Kukus paired road project under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994.
— Malay Mail

Shafie: Those interested in barter trade can apply for licences online
Businessmen interested in barter trade between Sabah and its neighbouring countries – Indonesia and the Philippines – can apply through the Finance Ministry online.
— The Star Online

Situation in KLIA under control despite non-functional FIDS at Departure Hall
The situation at the KL International Airport (KLIA) was under control on Monday (Aug 26) morning even though the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) at the Departure Hall was not functioning.
— The Star Online

Global delegates expected at STB-hosted dinner
Over 1,000 delegates from around the globe are expected at a welcoming dinner of the World Tourism Conference (WTC) 2019 hosted by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB).
— New Sarawak Tribune

10,000 ‘relish’ Milo healthy breakfast
Milo Malaysia Breakfast Day made its return to Kuching in grand fashion, championing healthy breakfast habits and active lifestyle to a 10,000-strong crowd who thronged Stadium Sarawak Celebration Square.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MyCar clarifies: Go-Jek issue not racially or politically motivated
Go-Jek and other motorcycle ride-hailing services could be available in Malaysia soon after the Cabinet approved the proposal in principle, but reports have shown that not everyone is on board with the recent decision.
— Malay Mail

5 shows to catch at DiverseCity: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2019
A tragic love story set in a “paddy field” right at the heart of the city, a symphonic marriage between Chinese drums and Malay/Balinese gamelan in a percussion concert, a multidisciplinary concert piece conceptualised and brought to life by Lan e Tuyang, a group of cross generational practitioners from the Kenyah and Kayan community in.

NGO wants cops to investigate alleged ‘kaotim’ involving state exco member
A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has urged the police to investigate an audio clip alleging that an assistant to a Perak executive council member tried to kaotim or settle a case with a police officer.
— The Star Online

BGS to be a must-visit destination for tourists
A selection of four villages in Seberang Hilir in the Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) strategic plan will make the Malay villages a must-visit destination for tourists.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PH is strong and united, says Mahathir
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is united and is not losing support, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.He said the Cabinet has stayed together for over a year and has been able to make hard decisions on critical issues.
— The Sun Daily

‘Malaysia can be model country if Rukun Negara truly embraced’
If all the five principles of the Rukun Negara are embraced truly by the people, Malaysia can be a model country to the world, according to Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA) Board chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Nor Manuty.
— The Sun Daily

Faster issuance of licence, land for investors
The State Government is committed to expedite the issuance of licences down to two months or less to lure investors into Sabah, said Assistant Minister of Trade and Industries Ben Chong.
— The Borneo Post

Dego Ride okay with riders doing food deliveries with other apps
Dego Ride is open to its riders working for other e-hailing platforms to deliver food, its founder said.
— Malay Mail

DOE suggests closure of two schools close to Gelang Patah forest fire
The Department of Environment (DoE) has proposed to the Johor Department of Education to temporarily close two schools located close to a raging forest fire in Gelang Patah near Iskandar Puteri.
— The Sun Daily

Traffic wardens needed, council told
Padawan Municipal Council (PMC) was urged to set up a team of traffic wardens to direct traffic and reduce the daily congestion at Mile 4 and Mile 7 Jalan.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Group to push for clean rivers, water sources
There is a need for people and the government to come together and make serious efforts to clean up our rivers and water sources.
— The Sun Daily


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