Malaysia morning news for November 12

Malaysia morning news for November 12
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US aviation authority downgrades Malaysia’s air safety rating, say sources
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating, restricting the country’s airlines from adding flights to the United States, four sources familiar with the matter told.
— Malay Mail

Oh dear, Mahathir: Asean Summit bad-boy stands his ground (photo gallery)
We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t really know what is going on in the photos below, other than that the scenes captured at the opening ceremony of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits by Thailand & GMS editor John Le Fevre on November 3 appear to have been edited out of any of the official opening session videos.
— AEC News Today

Malaysian court rules former prime minister Najib Razak’s 1MDB trial will proceed
Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled on Monday (Nov 11) prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.

MCMC: More than 21,000 inputs from public received via 3R platform
In just six weeks after the establishment of the 3R (Race, Religion and Royalty) platform on August 17, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has received 21,296 inputs, including complaints.
— Malay Mail

AirAsia, AirAsia X ink profit sharing agreement
AirAsia Bhd (AAB) and AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) have signed a profit sharing agreement in connection with the transfer of AAB’s two existing slots (equivalent of 14 times weekly) of its Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route to AAX.
— The Sun Daily

S’wak to set up committee in a bid to formulate integrated transportation master plan
Sarawak’s newly set up Transport Ministry is set to come up with a lot of plans to make all modes of transportation in the state a breeze for everyone, with immediate action to establish a Public Transport Committee both at the state and divisional levels.
— The Sun Daily

September manufacturing sales grow 2.9% to RM72.9b
Malaysia’s manufacturing sales increased 2.9% in September 2019 to RM72.9 billion, compared to RM70.8 billion seen at the same time last year.
— The Sun Daily

CIMB, PLUS to allow highway customers to link RFID tag with bank accounts starting Jan 1 next year
CIMB Group Holdings Berhad and PLUS Malaysia Berhad have teamed up to bring toll users a new payment system for toll services by linking their bank accounts to the Touch N Go (TNG) RFID Tag.
— Malay Mail

Tax administrators should help tackle tax, shadow economy issues: Lim
Tax administrators worldwide should cooperate and share information to address the issue of tax compliance and prevent illegal activities, especially the shadow economy, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak visitor arrivals rise to 3.76 mil in first 10-months of 2019
Sarawak recorded 3.76 million visitor arrivals as of October this year – an increase of 4.59 per cent as compared to the same period in 2018, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia end-Oct palm oil stocks fall to 2.3 mln tonnes: MPOB
Malaysia’s palm oil stockpiles stood at 2.3 million tonnes at the end of October, down 4.1% from the previous month, industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) said on Monday.
— The Sun Daily

Kuching needs funds for federal stage bus transformation programme, Putrajaya told
Putrajaya is urged to disburse federal funding to Sarawak for the implementation of the Stage Bus Services Transformation (SBST) programme here next year.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak CM’s department lead the way in drawing up anti-corruption plan, DUN told
The Sarawak Chief Minister’s Department has become the pioneer in the preparation of the Organisation of Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP).
— The Borneo Post

FT minister: Govt offer for Kampung Baru is highest offered so far for Malay reserve land
The government is confident that property owners in Kampung Baru will take up its offer of RM1,000 per square foot, as this is the highest amount offered for Malay Reserve Land anywhere, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid.
— Malay Mail

National parks are a hit with tourists in Sarawak, says tourism minister
The Sarawak national parks have proven to be a hit with foreign and domestic tourists in Sarawak, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said today.
— Malay Mail

AirAsia transfers two KL-Singapore flight slots to AAX
AirAsia Group Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, AirAsia Bhd (AAB) has transferred two of its Kuala Lumpur-Singapore flight slots — equivalent to 14 flights per week — to its long-haul.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Late registration of birth certs still allowed in Sarawak, says NRD D-G
The National Registration Department (NRD) is not discontinuing late birth registration in Sarawak, its director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said.
— The Borneo Post

Cambodian opposition leaders in Malaysia: What is it about?
High-profile Cambodian opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Mu Sochua are currently in Malaysia, but why are they here and what is the significance of their presence?
— Malay Mail

Mahathir warns of possible terror attacks in future (Updated)
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expects more acts of terror as long as the Muslim world continues to be oppressed.
— The Sun Daily

PLUS to address difficulties related to Touch ‘n Go transactions
PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) has been carrying out various efforts to address difficulties experienced by highway users following the move to end the reload facilities at the toll plaza exit lanes effective Nov 5, that drew mixed reactions from the netizens.
— The Sun Daily

Four more electric buses for tourists next year, route from DUN building to Semenggoh
The Sarawak Cabinet has approved four more units of electric buses (e-buses) to cover an extended route next year for tourism, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s September IPI picks up 1.7% y-o-y
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew 1.7% In September 2019, as compared with the same month of the previous year, according to a statement released by the Department of Statistics today.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M invites Tanjung Piai voters to attend PH mega ceramah on Wednesday
Prime Minister cum Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on voters and residents in Tanjung Piai to attend Pakatan Harapan (PH) mega ‘ceramah’ programme scheduled for Wednesday in conjunction with.
— Malay Mail

Online sales platform outperforms 2018’s 11.11
Within hours of the commencement of the 11.11 global online shopping festival this year, most online sales platforms have surpassed their records set last year.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ministry mulls controlling drug prices at private hospitals
The Health Ministry is in the midst of looking for a mechanism for the control of prices of medicines at private hospitals and clinics.
— The Sun Daily

Attention on sustainable energy because Sarawak cares about environment, says CM
The Sarawak government is taking bold steps in its commitment to protect the environment for the sake of future generations, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. “Sarawak cares about the environment.
— The Borneo Post

Social Synergy Programme will provide quality social security aid: DPM
The Social Synergy Programme launched by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will set a new horizon in the quality of services offered by agencies which provide social security benefits to workers throughout the country, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Sun Daily

Index on well-being of Sarawak youths to be launched next month
The ‘Sarawak Youth Index’, which measures the quality and social well-being of youths in the state, will be launched at the state-level Youth Day celebration in Miri next month.
— The Borneo Post

DBKL pays supplier RM4.1mil after main contractor fails to disburse payment
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has paid RM4.1mil to a materials supplier for the Dato’ Onn Roundabout development project after the main contractor filed to disburse payment to them.
— The Star Online

Good governance key to tackling Islamophobia, says Dr M
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested today for Muslim-majority countries to focus on good governance as a way to tackle religious terrorism and, in turn, Islamophobia.
— Malay Mail

Federal Territory Wakaf Bill to be tabled by year end, says deputy minister
The draft Bill on a wakaf Act which will allow better management of endowments and be a model for state wakaf laws will be tabled in Parliament at the end of this year.
— Malay Mail

Fund disbursement survey a scam
The Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) has got nothing to do with a survey on fund disbursement activities uploaded on a website,
— New Sarawak Tribune

Over 900 inmates benefit from Felcra training programme
A partnership between the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) and the Malaysian Prison Department under a Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme has given a second chance to more than 900 former inmates to earn an honest living and reintegrate into society.
— The Sun Daily

MCMC receives over 21,000 inputs from public
In just six weeks after the establishment of the 3R (Race, Religion and Royalty) platform on Aug 17, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has received 21,296.
— New Sarawak Tribune

13 new sports projects for Sarawak
Sarawak state government announced 13 new sports projects, including a High-Performance Sports Centre to be built at Petra Jaya, under the state 12th Malaysia Plan, in the state’s vision.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak ventures to attract Indian tourists
Sarawak plans to attract more Indian tourists as part of its marketing venture next year, said state Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Federal territory wakaf bill to be tabled by year end: Deputy Minister
The draft bill on a wakaf act which will allow better management of endowments and be a model for state wakaf laws will be tabled in Parliament at the end of this year.
— The Sun Daily

322 ‘Projek Rakyat’ water supply projects expected to be completed latest 2021
The Utilities Ministry is implementing 322 water supply projects under ‘Projek Rakyat’, aimed at relieving water-stressed areas and those without access to potable water.
— The Borneo Post

Nik Faisal recruited into 1MDB from Jho Low’s company: Witness
The High Court here was today told that Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil was recruited into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in 2011 from UBG (Utama Banking Group), a company owned by fugitive businessman Jho Low or Low Taek Jho (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Lynas disappointed over misinformation on sinking barge in viral video
A viral video post on social media recently claiming that a barge containing bauxite had sunk in the waters of Kuantan is no more than false information, says Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas).
— The Sun Daily

Selangor MB, excos now required to declare assets
It is now compulsory for the Selangor Mentri Besar and state executive councillors to declare their assets as part of efforts to promote a work culture that is free of corruption, and is also competent and transparent.
— Malay Mail

Citing GE14, Dr M says overthrowing corrupt leaders a Muslim’s duty
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asserted today that overthrowing corrupt leaders is part of the duties of the Muslim community, giving the example of the public voting Barisan Nasional (BN) out of Putrajaya last year.
— Malay Mail

Cycle & Carriage’s major shareholder to take company private at RM2.20 apiece
Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited is proposing to take Cycle and Carriage Bintang Bhd (CCB), the dealer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Malaysia, private via a selective capital reduction (SCR) and repayment exercise at RM2.20 per share.
— The Sun Daily

Pakatan’s sweet promises leave voters feeling sour, says Lee
The Sarawak Legislative Assembly was told today that people have become disillusioned with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and their “sweet promises”.
— The Borneo Post

Police to wrap up investigation on BRI comic book soon
The police is expected to wrap up its investigation on the controversial pro-China ‘Belt & Road Initiative for Win Winism’ comic book once they receive the fact-check findings from two local historians.
— The Sun Daily


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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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