Malaysia morning news for November 19

Malaysia morning news for November 19

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s pledge to embrace automation, e-payments and Industrial Revolution 4.0 tops employment needs in 2020
Steering Malaysia in the direction of progress in the decade ahead is the constant drive towards a cashless society and all the industry sectors and employment skills required to support this.
— Viet Nam News

Deputy minister: 365 foreign travellers denied entry during KLIA system glitch
A total of 365 foreign visitors were issued Not to Land (NTL) notices by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) during the technical failure and systems disruption at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last.
— Malay Mail

Najib Razak, former PM of Malaysia, tampered with 1MDB evidence, court told
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ordered the removal of material information from an investigation report into beleaguered state investment fund 1MDB to avoid civil or criminal liability, prosecutors contended on Monday at a hearing of his third criminal trial.
— South China Morning Post

Malaysia raises South China Sea, Rohingya issues during ADMM meeting
The South China Sea and Rohingya refugees were among issues raised by Malaysia during the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and ADMM Plus here.
— The Edge Markets

Foreign investors continue offloading activity, selling RM408.5m last week
The momentum of selling activity by offshore investors on Bursa gained pace last week, with foreign investors taking out RM408.5 million of local equities last week compared to RM237.2 million net sold in the preceding week.
— The Sun Daily

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Selangor Maqis seizes 7,953 kg imported pig products
The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (Maqis) of Selangor had seized 7,952.51 kg of imported pork products valued at RM412,560 in a check at the entrance of the West Klang Port, near here on Nov 6.
— The Sun Daily

“Chinese winter is the peak sales period for Malaysian durian”
Malaysia received permission to export durians to China more than half a year ago. Their export volume grows every month.
— Fresh Plaza

Malaysia Readies New Deal for Bangladesh’s Fleeced Migrant Workers
Malaysia is edging toward a new deal with Bangladesh to lift a ban imposed on migrant workers from Bangladesh more than a year ago over concerns that recruitment agencies were driving them into forced labor.

Malaysia: Caning of four men is a terrible warning to LGBTI people, while more await trial
Four men were caned today after being convicted of ‘attempt of sexual intercourse against the order of nature’, said Amnesty International Malaysia, in signs of an increasing crackdown on LGBTI people in the country.
— Amnesty

Task force formed to oversee CAAM corrective measures
The Transport Ministry has formed a task force to oversee corrective measures taken by Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia’s (CAAM) in its efforts to regain Category 1 status after being downgraded to Category 2 by US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.
— The Borneo Post

Morgan Stanley expects Malaysia’s economic recovery to be muted
Malaysia’s economic recovery is likely to be a muted one due to soft oil prices, ongoing fiscal consolidation, and subdued private capital expenditure (capex) momentum amid lingering political uncertainty, according to Morgan Stanley Research’s 2020 Asia Economic Outlook.
— Edge Group

Malaysia bans open-loop marine scrubbers
The Marine Department of Malaysia has prohibited the use of open-loop marine exhaust scrubbers, which deposit sulphuric acid in the sea, in its territorial waters.
— Argus media

CAAM mulls higher fees for airlines using Malaysian airspace
Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says CAAM needs to offer more attractive salaries to attract better technical talents.
— FMT News

Royal Caribbean to bring 430,000 cruise passengers to Malaysia
Award-winning global cruise brand Royal Caribbean International is set to boost the number of tourists arrivals during Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
— New Straits times

Minister to take test ride in flying car on Thursday
Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof is to take a test ride in Malaysia’s “flying car” on Thursday, and he invited opposition MPs to witness the test run of the vehicle, also known as the air mobility platform.

Serba Dinamik eyeing more smart maintenance projects
Engineering services provider Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd plans to aggressively look for opportunities for smart maintenance projects next year, said group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohd Karim Abdullah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Ministry: Over 500 Opposition members got approval to enter schools, college grounds
The government approved more than 500 applications by Opposition lawmakers to enter schools and campus grounds, Teo Nie Ching told Parliament during Question Time today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia is sliding back, and directionless
I am not saying this because of the result in Tanjung Piai, but because I see this country sliding further back and directionless at the same time.
— Malaysiakini

Experts concerned as Malaysians outnumber foreigners in international schools
Experts are concerned as Malaysian students in international schools now significantly outnumber their foreign counterparts, Berita Harian reported today.
— Malay Mail

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Malaysian KFC Operator’s Owner Considers Selling It
QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd.’s owners are considering a sale of the fast-food operator, which runs KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Southeast Asia, after shelving an initial public offering earlier this year, people with knowledge of the matter said.
— Bloomberg

Malaysians see ulterior motive in Finas chief’s call to censor Netflix
Finas chief executive Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nazri’s call for authorities to censor Netflix might be motivated by his agency’s arrangement with a rival streaming service, Malaysians suggested on social media today.
— Malay Mail

No policy preventing politicians from attending events at schools
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching today stressed that there was no policy in place, preventing elected representatives including opposition politicians from attending programmes organised by schools.
— The Borneo Post

In Penang, green group raises alarm on earthworks and hill cutting on Mount Erskine
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) said authorities must explain the massive earthworks and hill cutting detected on steep slopes at Mount Erskine.
— Malay Mail

Wan Azizah: Foundations, NGOs should reveal donation amounts received
Foundations and non-governmental organisations should post the donation amounts they received on their websites to show their integrity, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Star Online

365 foreign visitors denied entry during KLIA system glitch
A total of 365 foreign visitors were issued Not to Land (NTL) notices by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) during the technical failure and systems disruption at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last August.
— The Sun Daily

Rakuten Trade sees minor window dressing this year, year-end target at 1,630 points
Rakuten Trade forecast Bursa KLCI to end at 1,630 supported by minor window dressing activities.
— The Sun Daily

Answer scripts for govt exams to be marked online
Answer scripts for various government exams will soon be marked online following the launch of a new software.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah deputy CM to meet Wildlife Dept after fifth elephant death in two months
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew will call an emergency meeting with the state Wildlife Department after a fifth endangered elephant was found dead in a span of two months.
— Malay Mail

Penang’s Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal expansion to start in early 2020
The RM155 million Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) expansion will start in three months, its project partner Royal Caribbean announced today.
— Malay Mail

Support mounts for seven-day paternity leave
The proposal for seven-day paternity leave continues to gain support, with experts suggesting that it is necessary for family development.
— The Sun Daily

CM thanked for addressing property, development issues
The Sabah Housing and Real Estate Development Association (Shareda) has expressed its deepest gratitude to the Chief Minister and his Cabinet for addressing some important issues related to the property and development industry through the transformative and improving 2020 State Budget.
— The Borneo Post

KLIA operating system disruption among highlights of Dewan Rakyat today
The recent disruption of the operating system at the Kuala Lumpur Airport (KLIA) is expected to be a hot topic at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
— The Borneo Post

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

Fake reporter charged with causing hurt changes plea
A man, claiming to be a part-time stringer, who previously pleaded guilty to a charge of causing grievous hurt to a female CEO changed his plea to not guilty in the sessions court, here today.
— The Sun Daily

MCMC seizes 58 uncertified communication equipment
A total 58 uncertified communication equipment were seized in several raids at 12 locations in four states from July to early October this year, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
— The Sun Daily

Prosecution to prove Zahid misappropriated RM31m for personal gain
The prosecution in the trial of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is facing 47 criminal charges will prove that the former deputy prime minister had misappropriated RM31 million of Yayasan Akalbudi funds where not a single cent of the money was used for the benefit of the poor.
— The Sun Daily

Perak govt to limit impact of LTSAS runway extension on surrounding area
The Perak Government will ensure that the extension of the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) runway would have minimal impact on the surrounding housing area.
— The Star Online

IHH Healthcare committed to Fortis Healthcare takeover
IHH Healthcare Bhd said it remains committed to the acquisition of an additional 26% stake in Fortis Healthcare Ltd and Fortis Malar Hospitals Ltd once the stay is lifted by the Supreme Court of India.
— The Sun Daily

Perak to develop retirement corridor to cater for ageing population, state assembly told
The Perak government will develop a retirement corridor that focuses on the well-being of the retirees in view of the growing number of senior citizens in the state besides ensuring the safety and health of its residents.
— Malay Mail

Police have right to check mobile phones – Azis Jamman
Police personnel can inspect mobile phones belonging to individuals to ensure there are no forms of communications that are obscene, offensive, or threatening to the security of the people and nation, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— The Borneo Post

Holistic approach more effective in treating mental illness: Experts
The fear of being stigmatised by society is pushing people with mental disorders to seek the services of traditional healers.
— The Sun Daily


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