Malaysia morning news for June 18

Malaysia morning news for June 18
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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 370 ‘disintegrated into confetti,’ captain appears to have run ‘amok,’ report says
The ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was piloted by a “lonely and sad” captain who experimented with a flight profile almost identical to the aircraft’s final doomed path — one that left a slim chance of finding remains or clues to what really happened in the skies that calamitous evening, a new report reveals.
— Fox News

MPs told not to raise sex video in Parliament sitting
MPs were told not to raise any issue regarding the gay sex videos that implicated a minister in the Parliament sitting from July 1 to 18.Dewan Rakyat speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (pix) said it is against Parliament rules to discuss issues that are still being investigated by the police.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia among top 10 wellness tourism markets in Asia Pacific
Malaysia is listed in the top 10 wellness tourism markets in Asia Pacific with a growing trend in the future, said the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang.
— News Straits Times

Penang CM hopeful of federal approval for land reclamation, LRT projects this year
Chow Kon Yeow is upbeat that his Penang government will be able to secure the federal government’s go-ahead this year for its controversial land reclamation project to build three artificial islands as well as the Light.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak opens Trade and Tourism Office in Singapore
Sarawak’s Trade and Tourism Office in Robinson Road, Singapore will see its soft opening sometime this week. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg revealed that the office.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Fintech changes the way institutions provide financial services
Bank Negara Malaysia sees fintech as a means to enhance competition, increase productivity and fundamentally change the way institutions provide financial services.
— The Star Online

Govt to ensure school bus operators remain relevant — Ling
The government has plans to help school bus operators to remain relevant, despite the industry facing a tough future and steep competition. In stating this, Senator Alan Ling said the dependence on school bus services showed that the industry contributed a lot to the country’s growth and development.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian fund acquires major Vietnam education company
Malaysia’s Navis Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of Thanh Thanh Cong Education, which owns 17 educational institutions in Vietnam.
— VnExpress

Malaysian PM Mahathir explores Islamic heritage in London
Hundreds of visitors thronged the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum in Bloomsbury here to catch a glimpse of the Malaysian Prime Minister according to Bernama as reported by The Star.
— Eleven Myanmar

Shell Malaysia puts employees first
EMPLOYEE engagement is vital for a company’s success, which is why many companies have implemented several policies to boost it.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia seeks to attract more Arab tourists
Malaysia is on a mission to welcome more tourists from the Arab world, establishing itself as a cosmopolitan, halal paradise.
— Arab News

Malaysian investment firm NEXEA launches Startup-Corporate Pilot Program
NEXEA partnered with Digi, HELP University, Rhombus Connexion, and Spritzer. It is now accepting applications from Malaysian technology startups NEXEA Angels Sdn. Bhd. (“NEXEA”), a startup investment firm based in Malaysia, has announced the launch of the Startup-Corporate Pilot Program.
— e27

BNM: Financial Threat Intelligence Platform by year-end
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) expects to operationalise the Financial Threat Intelligence Platform before the year-end as part of its efforts to strengthen platforms for collaboration in building a safe environment for innovation.
— The Sun Daily

Kelantan wants ECRL’s Tok Bali to serve as cargo, passenger station
An industrial area near the station would not benefit if its function is to ferry passengers only, Kelantan state assembly told.
— FMT News

Challenging environment clouds EPF dividend outlook
The 25% drop in the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) investment income in the first quarter (Q1) of the year is a surprise to many. As the EPF dividend payout is dependent on its financial performance, the pension fund’s commitment to declare dividends of at least 2% above the inflation rate is being closely.
— The Sun Daily

Authorities vigilant but downplay local concerns as African swine fever sweeps Asia
Malaysia has adequate pork and pig product supplies to meet local demand, Sim Tze Tzin said amid concern that an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak may disrupt availability.
— Malay Mail

China must do more to show it’s not a bully, says Malaysia
Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong says there is a need for academics in both China and Malaysia to update their knowledge of each other.
— FMT News

TransferWise customers can soon send money out of Malaysia with ‘no hidden mark-ups’
Fintech company TransferWise said its Malaysia customers would soon be able to conduct transfers from the country at “real, mid-market” exchange rates using its remittance service.
— Business Insider

KLCI lifted by TNB, oil prices on the rise
Tenaga Nasional pulled the FBM KLCI into positive territory in Monday morning trade following a 56 sen jump to RM12.74.
— The Star Online

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane
Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.
— The Atlantic

Sarawak to seek federal funding to train almost 3,000 teachers
The state Education, Science and Technological Research Ministry will seek funding from the Federal Government to train almost 3,000 teachers statewide to use English as a medium of instruction for Mathematics and Science in primary schools from January next year.
— The Star Online

Bank Negara to set up financial threat intelligence platform
The central bank says a dedicated innovation lab will operate from its KL learning centre.
— FMT News

Kit Siang: Slow justice on 1MDB price to restore confidence in Malaysia’s law, judges
Lim Kit Siang today acknowledged that Malaysia appears slow in doling out justice on those who pilfered from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) after the United Arab Emirates government sent two key players named in a US…
— Malay Mail

Canada says working with Malaysia over shipment of waste
The Canadian Government is working with the Malaysian authorities to address any issues related to the shipment of waste from the North American country, says its High Commission here.
— The Star Online

Putrajaya for PH, Sarawak is GPS’: Nanta
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is willing to work with any Sarawak-based political parties that are fighting for Sarawak’s rights.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SMC orders contractor to address roof gutter issues at Sibu Central Market
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has instructed a contractor to address some serious issues concerning the roof gutter and the wash basin at the open area of Sibu Central Market. This was disclosed by SMC deputy chairperson Rogayah Jamain in response to the complaints voiced out by a few traders there.
— The Borneo Post

Come to work in traditional dress, headgear and all, Sabah civil servants told
The Sabah government says the move will promote local economy.
— FMT News

Hilman: Azmin officially informed of meeting with cops, details yet to be confirmed
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has directed his office to give priority to the police’s request for his statement to be recorded, says his political secretary.
— The Star Online

Health Minister: Disease affecting Kampung Kuala Koh is measles
The disease that has affected the Orang Asli of Kg Kuala Koh in Gua Musang has been identified as measles by the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

Aabar putting up for sale remaining 9.9% stake in RHB Bank
Aabar Investments PJS is putting up for sale its entire 9.9% stake in RHB Bank Bhd.
— The Star Online

Special Branch succeeds in de-radicalising 97% of suspects detained, says IGP
A soft approach by the Special Branch has succeeded in keeping 352 individuals from turning into full-fledged terrorists since 2001.Apart from de-radicalising would-be militants, the Special Branch counter-terrorism division (CTD) also works behind the scenes, sniffing out sympathisers before subtly engaging them.
— The Sun Daily

CM says will review Penang reclamation project if Putrajaya funds LRT for state
The Penang government will relook the scale of its proposed south reclamation project if the federal government helps fund part of its transport master plan.
— Malay Mail

Report: Jho Low’s aunt still secretary of former 1MDB unit TRX City
Goh Gaik Kim, maternal aunt to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, remains the company secretary at TRX City Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of scandal-riddled sovereign investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
— Malay Mail

Miri police solve snatch-theft case within hours
The Miri police have solved a snatch-theft case involving a woman within hours yesterday with the arrest of a local male suspect.Miri District Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said the suspect, an unemployed 41-year-old, was arrested in a budget hotel room at 12.30pm after snatching an Indonesian woman’s phone about.
— The Sun Daily

Outer Kuching to be developed
The Sarawak government will develop the outer Kuching road covering areas between Serian and Kuching. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said there are advantages for the.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Minister: Unity prevails during festive seasons
Unity is at its best in Sarawak when it comes to festive seasons, says Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. Abdul Karim, his family and the ministry held their Hari Raya open house at Penview Convention Centre (PCC) here yesterday, attended by about 4,000 people.
— The Borneo Post

How UOB’s The FinLab plan to help Malaysian SMEs embrace the digital era
Having been introduced in Singapore and Thailand, the programme makes its entry to Malaysia last week On Thursday, June 13, the United Overseas Bank (UOB) introduced its Jom Transform Programme for small- and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) in Malaysia. Launched in Kuala Lumpur, the programme is run by the company’s own …
— e27

Khairy joins the race for Malaysian Paralympic Council president post
Khairy Jamaluddin, the former youth and sports minister, will join the race for Malaysian Paralympic Council’s (MPC) presidency and is set to become among the main contenders for the post, Utusan Malaysia reported today.
— Malay Mail

14-year-old Malaysian ballerina wins top prize at International Ballet Grand Prix Singapore
14-year-old Malaysian ballerina Cheyenne Lok pipped more than 170 other young dancers to the top prize at an international ballet competition in Singapore on Sunday (June 16).


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