Malaysia morning news for November 13

Malaysia morning news for November 13
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Stats Dept: Malaysia’s services sector revenue up 6.2pc in Q3 2019
Malaysia’s services sector revenue increased by 6.2 per cent to RM449.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019 (Q3 2019), up 6.2 per cent compared with the same period last year, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM).
— Malay Mail

MEF, MTUC agree to amend Employment Act, Trade Unions Act
Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) yesterday reached a consensus on certain areas of the proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 and Trade.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Govt targets automatic voter registration by Jan 2021
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pix) says the government’s target for automatic voter registration, including for 18-year-old voters, is by January 2021.
— The Sun Daily

Dip in Sarawak timber products export value as demand falls
Sarawak’s export value of timber products between January to September this year has decreased by 12 per cent to RM3.48 billion compared to RM3.95 billion during the same period in 2018.
— The Borneo Post

Downgrading can lead to negative perception of Malaysian carriers, says analyst
It may take a while before Malaysia regains its Category 1 rating by the US Federal Aviation Administration, says another expert.
— FMT News

Malaysia has right to revise raw water price to Singapore
Malaysia still has the right to revise the price of water supplied to Singapore, although the neighbouring country claims that the right no longer stands as no price revision was implemented from 1987 to 2012, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— The Edge Markets

RM100m allocated to Economic Affairs Ministry is only for new projects
RM100 million allocated to the Economic Affairs Ministry under the 2020 Budget so far is for the implementation of new projects.
— The Sun Daily

Joint Military Exercise Puts Malaysia Defense Policy into Focus
The recent engagement highlighted some of the ongoing activity underway with respect to the Southeast Asian state’s defense policy.
— The Diplomat

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy thanks Malaysian MPs for supporting democracy
Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy today thanked Malaysian Parliamentarians for supporting democracy in his native land.
— Malay Mail

Belgium’s Euronav picks Malaysia port as eastern supply base for marine fuels
Belgian tanker operator Euronav signed a service agreement on Tuesday making Malaysia’s Linggi Port its supply base providing low-sulphur marine fuels and other services for ships plying East-of-Suez routes, the port operator said.
— The Sun Daily

Awang Tengah to Petronas: Why comply with foreign laws but reject Sarawak’s sales tax?
Petronas’ refusal to comply with Sarawak’s sales tax Law is tantamount to challenging the rights of the state as enshrined under the Federal and State Constitutions, the State Legislative Assembly was told.
— The Borneo Post

Global players remain drawn to Malaysia’s economy, strategic location — IQI chief economist
Malaysia will continue to be on the global investors’ radar due to its solid economic position and its importance in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), said IQI Global chief economist Shan Saeed.
— The Edge Markets

Lack of imagination holding Malaysia back, says former Bush aide
A prominent economist says Malaysia is capable of competing with China on the manufacturing front, but that it is being held back by “a lack of imagination”.

Azmin wants negative air safety perception to change
Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali (photo) said the negative perception over Malaysia’s air safety needs to be addressed.
— Malaysiakini

‘I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia’
London-based artist Laura Melissa Williams woke up one morning last week to find thousands of messages for her on social media – all from Malaysia.

Malaysian Pastor’s Vehicle Abduction Caught on Camera as Thousands Petition to Find Him
A pastor believed to have been abducted because he shared his Christian faith with Muslims in a country enforcing a strict Islamic code — and whose 2017 kidnapping was caught in chilling footage — is the subject of a new petition urging the Malaysian government to send Raymond Koh back to his family.
— Christan News

Will 4-day workweeks ever be possible in Malaysia?
Did you know that parts of Europe have adopted the 4-day workweek, and Microsoft Japan recently found that productivity increased by 40% by adopting it?
— The Rakyat Post

Xavier: Singapore should be more open to Malaysia’s raw water price revision plan
Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar asked Singapore to be more open towards Malaysia’s plan to revise its rate for raw water supply to the island nation.
— Malay Mail

Govt pays RM14 billion in interest for 1MDB debts until next year
The government has to pay almost RM14 billion in interest for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) debts until next year, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s Sep wholesale, retail trade sales value rises 5.6%
Malaysia recorded RM110.6 billion in sales value of wholesale & retail trade in September, a 5.6% growth against the same month a year ago.
— The Sun Daily

Human rights apply to all, EU tells Malaysia over Selangor Shariah ‘unnatural sex’ conviction
The European Union (EU) chided the Selangor Shariah High Court for sentencing five men for “attempting sex against the order of nature” last week, saying the punishments are a breach of their human rights.
— Malay Mail

Opposition may legally challenge EC’s ruling that Tg Piai campaigners are required to obtain permits to campaign
Opposition lawmakers are mulling to legally challenge the Election Commission’s (EC) ruling that mobile political campaigners for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary poll this Saturday (Nov 16) are required to obtain police permits for their walkabouts and even door-to-door visits.
— The Star Online

770ha for pineapple cultivation in inter-cropping project: Ministry
A total of 770ha of land have been cultivated with pineapple since the implementation in 2016 of the integrated pineapple project where pineapple is inter-cropped with oil palm and rubber, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.
— The Sun Daily

Govt mulls national database of commercial drivers
The government is considering a national database on commercial vehicle drivers to ensure a good supply of drivers.
— The Sun Daily

Auditors raise doubt over Prestariang’s ability to continue as going concern
Prestariang Bhd’s independent auditors, Messrs. Crowe Malaysia PLT has included a statement of material uncertainty related to going concern in its independent auditors’ report dated Sept 19, 2019 with respect to its financial statements for the financial period ended June 30, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Higher margins lift Nestle’s Q3 profit, 70 sen dividend declared
Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd posted a net profit of RM148.99 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 8.2% higher than the RM137.69 million posted in the previous corresponding quarter, thanks to higher margins.
— The Sun Daily

Businesses urge BNM to set cash transaction limit at RM50,000
Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) proposal to set a cash transaction limit (CTL) of RM25,000 per transaction next year has received a mixed reaction from businesses, with some quarters suggesting it should be at least RM50,000.
— The Sun Daily

CAAM asks the FAA for a review to restore its Category 1 status
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has requested the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States to conduct a reassessment within the next 12 months to restore its Category 1 Aviation Regulator status.
— The Sun Daily

Walkabout campaign must be clear, permit needed for house-to-house campaigning: EC
PONTIAN: All parties and candidates contesting in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election are reminded that house-to-house campaigning requires a police permit as it is also considered a form of campaigning.
— The Sun Daily

S’wak to meet federal govt over alleged ban on GPS lawmakers to enter schools
Sarawak to seek clarification from the federal government over the latter’s alleged instruction to bar Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmakers from attending events held in schools in the state.
— The Sun Daily

Waqf managers urged to explore economic potential of waqf properties
Waqf (Islamic endowment) managers have been urged to be more creative in exploring the economic potential of waqf properties.
— The Sun Daily

Magistrate finds DAP man guilty of molest, sentences him to three years jail
A former city councillor from DAP was today sentenced to be jailed three years and fined RM7,000 by a Magistrate’s Court here after being convicted of molesting a college student two years ago.
— Malay Mail

Forest Dept opens 148 investigation papers over logging, wildlife offences
A total of 148 investigation papers were opened by the Sarawak Forest Department (SFD) between January 1 to October 31 this year which included 116 illegal logging cases, 14 smuggling cases and 18 others involving other offences.
— The Borneo Post

PJ community embraces zero waste-concept store
Although the concept of a store selling products with no packaging and has zero-waste is still new, it is not alien and is well-received by the local community in Petaling Jaya.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak to contact Maszlee over purported ban on GPS lawmakers speaking in schools
State Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin today said he will seek clarification from his federal counterpart, Maszlee Malik, over an alleged move to bar Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
— Malay Mail

Sarawak minister says state seeking to clarify adoption law
The state government is looking to better define the term “Sarawak connection” within the Adoption Ordinance (1958 Edition), Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said today.
— Malay Mail

Mothers abandoned by husbands can get relief from S’gor govt, says assemblyman
MOTHERS whose husbands have abandoned their family responsibilities can apply for state programmes designed for single mothers with documents to prove their claims
— The Star Online

Details of adoptive parents to be included in Sarawak’s adoptive child record of birth, next year
Starting January next year, details of adoptive parents and biological parents would be included in the Second Schedule Extract from the Central Register Record of Birth Sarawak of the Adoption (Central Registry) Regulations 1960, the State Assembly sitting was told, today.
— The Sun Daily

Damansara Realty’s Q3 profit doubles to RM3.85m
Damansara Realty Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 doubled to RM3.85 million from RM1.87 million a year ago, helped by foreign currency translation differences for foreign operations.
— The Sun Daily

Fatimah: 200 women entrepreneurs identified to receive business equipment assistance this year
A total of 200 women entrepreneurs have been identified to receive business equipment assistance worth RM5,000 each, this year to promote the empowerment and self-sufficiency of women.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak set to implement teaching of science, maths in English: Manyin
Sarawak is ready to implement the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English for Year 1 pupils in 1,026 primary schools in the state beginning Jan 1, next year.
— The Sun Daily

M40 group not left out in terms of medical assistance: Dzulkefly
The Government has never neglected the welfare of the M40 income group, including providing various medical-related assistance through the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.
— The Sun Daily


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