Malaysia morning news for November 18

Malaysia morning news for November 18

Malaysia morning news

RMAF doing due diligence on procurement of maritime patrol aircraft, UAVS
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) has already started the due diligence process to procure maritime patrol aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), said its chief Tan Sri Affendi Buang.
— The Sun Daily

Global uncertainties major threat to M’sia economy
As much as Malaysia’s own domestic drivers can help buffer the impact, the global situation is still the biggest swing factor, with unavoidable impact on investment and trade.
— The Borneo Post

EU has no right to impose values
THE Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations (Macsa) in the Universal Periodic Review Process denounces the statement by the European Union (EU) spokesman on Nov 11, in response to the sentencing of five Muslim men in the Syariah High Court of Selangor for engaging in unnatural same sex conduct.
— New Straits Times

Sarawak-Sabah gas pipeline undergoing safety checks
Safety checks are being carried out on the entire Sarawak-Sabah giant gas pipeline, which will trigger loud sounds that could be mistaken for explosions.
— The Star Online

Malaysia condemns Israeli attacks in Gaza Strip
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the recent attacks of Israel targeting civilians and children in Gaza are against international law.
— AA

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Your guide to using Netflix Parental Controls to restrict content for children (VIDEO)
National Film Development Corporation (Finas) has recently called for censorship of Netflix in Malaysia due to concerns by parents that children are watching uncensored content.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s ruling party loses fourth by-election
Malaysia’s ruling coalition lost its fourth electoral contest on Saturday since coming to power last May, uncovering deepening cracks in the young alliance mired by uncertainty over a succession plan for its top leadership.
— Yahoo News

NGOs urged to reach out to B40 group to realise National Community Policy
Non-govenmental organisations (NGOs) have been urged to reach out to the lower-income or B40 group to give them more exposure to health and safety issues in an effort to realise the National Community Policy.
— The Sun Daily

MMEA detains four fishermen for violating licence conditions
The Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained four men 5.6 nautical miles southeast of Pulau Kendi near here for violating the fishing licensing conditions yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

CM: Mobile health technology a rapidly expanding field in digital health sector
Mobile health technology is a rapidly expanding field in the digital health sector providing healthcare support, delivery and intervention via mobile technologies, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Postcard from Zaharah: Promoting Malaysian eco-tourism
THE tube on the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport was packed. It’s the line where you have tourists escaping the cold and the impending Beast of the East, with their families and big luggage, with dreams of warmer climes.
— New Straits times

Vietnam Shows Malaysia And The Philippines How To Fight The South China Sea Wars
Beijing should either get the South China Sea map right or forget the Vietnamese market — for every Chinese product, from smartphones to automobiles.
— Forbes

Factors attracting foreign investors
SARAWAK’S peace, political stability and good government policies are among the factors that have attracted foreign investors into the state.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Immigration Department nabs 52 illegals in Rawang, Shah Alam
The Immigration Department detained 52 illegal immigrants in raids carried out at two industrial areas in Rawang and Shah Alam, Selangor, yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Time for clear succession plan, says analyst
Two analysts attribute Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s heavy loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election to ongoing infighting among the coalition’s parties, adding that “protest votes” had contributed to Barisan Nasional (BN)’s big win.

India’s palm oil imports jump 8% as Malaysian shipments surge – trade body
India’s palm oil imports climbed 8% in the marketing year ended Oct. 31 compared with the same period a year earlier as buying of refined palm oil from Malaysia surged after New Delhi reduced import tax on the oil, a leading trade body said.
— Hellenic Shipping News

Stigma and a lack of printers hurdles to registering Malaysia’s disabled, says deputy minister
Hannah Yeoh believes the number of disabled Malaysians is higher than the current 500,000-plus currently registered with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
— Malay Mail

Federal ministers will be barred if found abusing stay, Sarawak warns Putrajaya
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today warned that the state government will bar Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal leaders, including DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, from entering the state if they are found to.
— Malay Mail

MEF urged to reconsider number of days given for paternity leave
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has been urged to reconsider the decision to only grant paternity leave for three days instead of seven days to husbands whose wives have given birth.
— The Sun Daily

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MoCS thanks voters for rejecting PH
Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) has thanked the voters of Tanjung Piai for having taught Pakatan Harapan (PH) a long-overdue lesson.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Top Glove set to record improvement starting from 4Q onwards
Top Glove Corporation Bhd (Top Glove) is expected to record improvements in its performance starting from the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19) onwards.
— The Borneo Post

Unitar 2,000 accomplishments
More than 2,000 Unitar International University (Unitar) candidates and their guests gathered for the university’s seventh convocation at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre recently. .
— New Sarawak Tribune

GPS the real fighter for Sarawak rights
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is the real fighter for Sarawakian rights and not Malaya-based political parties, said Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau at the inaugural GPS Convention held at.
— New Sarawak Tribune

JBPM identifies six high risk drowning areas — DG
The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) has identified six hot spots nationwide as high risk drowning areas this year, said its director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid.
— The Borneo Post

Asus Malaysia introduces new ZenBook range
At its 30th Anniversary celebration, Asus Malaysia introduced the much-talked-about latest ZenBook range; the dual-display ZenBook Pro Duo and Duo, new ZenBooks with second-gen touchpad displays.
— The Borneo Post

24 foreign GROs nabbed in anti-vice swoop in Kepong
Thirty people, including 24 guests relation officers (GROs), were detained in an anti-vice operation codenamed Ops Noda at an entertainment outlet in Kepong, early this morning.
— The Sun Daily

G25: IPCMC should be empowered to make own regulation instead of PM
The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should be empowered to make its own regulation for the purpose of enforcement instead of the Prime Minister, says the G25 group of eminent Malays.
— The Star Online

Lessons to be learnt, pitfalls to be avoided after Tg Piai debacle
Election results in polling districts reveal that both non-Malay and Malay votes swung in favour of Wee Jeck Seng, the MCA candidate, as a protest against the PH government.
— FMT News

After landslide win, MCA’s Tanjung Piai victor says priority is reopening Pontian, Pekan Nenas service centres
For Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng, the first order of business after winning back the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat for the Barisan Nasional (BN) is reopening its two community service centres in Pontian and Pekan Nenas.
— Malay Mail

Rubber tapper loses life savings of RM184,999 to scammers
A rubber tapper lost RM184,999 after he fell victim to someone claiming to be a high ranking officer from Bukit Aman.
— The Sun Daily

Najib’s third trial expected to begin tomorrow
The third trial of criminal charges faced by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the High Court here is expected to commence tomorrow.
— The Borneo Post

Tanjung Piai by-election: PH respects, accepts the people’s choice
Pakatan Harapan (PH) respects and accepts the voters’ decision in the Johor’s Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election today, its president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia University, Ministry Of Fisheries Signs D15m Research MOU
The Lincoln University College, Agro technology in Malaysia and the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources has signed D15 million researches and educational promotion of marine resources and related industries Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
— voice gambia

Mini tornado damages eight houses in Alor Star
Eight homes were badly damaged by a mini tornado that hit Kampung Padang, Mukim Tajar, near here, yesterday afternoon.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Yii: Good opportunity for PH to learn from mistakes after Tanjung Piai by-election defeat
Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election yesterday is a good opportunity for the coalition to learn from their mistakes.
— The Borneo Post

Stigma and a lack of printers hurdles to registering Malaysia’s disabled, says deputy minister
Hannah Yeoh believes the number of disabled Malaysians is higher than the current 500,000-plus currently registered with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
— Malay Mail

37 heart attack deaths daily in Malaysia
Efforts should be made to mitigate sudden cardiac arrest deaths by increasing the number of people trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) operation in Sabah, urged Health and People’s Wellbeing minister Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung.
— The Borneo Post

Boost use of innovation and technologies – CM
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has urged Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) Sdn Bhd to take a fresh look at usage of innovation and technologies in an effort to make Sabah an industrialised state by 2030.
— The Borneo Post

Skeletal remains found in Bandar Hilir
The skeletal remains believed to be that of a Portuguese man who was reported missing two weeks ago was found in a bush at Taman Kampung Atap, Bandar Hilir here yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

PBS passes resolution on reinstating Anti-Hop Law
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has started the ball rolling on the reinstatement of the Anti-Hop Law by passing a resolution on the matter at its 34th annual congress yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Barisan Nasional’s Wee Jeck Seng clinches landslide victory in Tanjung Piai by-election
Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Dr Wee Jeck Seng has clinched a landslide victory over his rivals in the Tanjung Piai by-election.

Heavy penalty awaits those lending cars to foreigners without licence
Police have warned of stern action against those who lend their cars to foreigners without a driving licence, especially if it results in fatal accidents.
— The Sun Daily


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