Malaysia morning news for November 28

Malaysia morning news for November 28
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Penang making efforts to ship over 200 containers of plastics to origin countries
Forty-two containers of plastic waste that are due to be shipped back to the United Kingdom account for just a fraction of all the plastic waste that have been imported into Malaysia illegally.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia says Islamic State may shift operations to Southeast Asia
A Malaysian minister warned on Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group may shift its base of operations to Southeast Asia after the death of its leader, according to a media report.
— Euro news

5% salary increase seen for Malaysia next year: Korn Ferry
The Korn Ferry 2020 Salary Forecast report estimates that salaries in Malaysia are expected to increase by 5% in 2020.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: Jan-Sept 2019 tourist arrivals up 3.7pc compared to same period in 2018
Malaysia’s tourism industry’s performance from January to September 2019 had been positive, with tourist arrivals increasing by 3.7 per cent compared to the same period last year.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s economy looking bright for 2020: Investment firm
Malaysia’s economy is looking bright next year, despite the pressure from the United States-China trade dispute and the slowing growth, says Aberdeen Standard Islamic Investments (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Gerald Ambrose.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak party wants action over fake news about its president
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Youth urged the police and the Malaysian  Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to conduct a thorough investigation against the perpetrators behind fake news targeting its president.
— Malay Mail

Petronas Q3 net profit falls to RM7.42 bln
Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) net profit nearly halved to RM7.42 billion in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 (Q3 2019) from RM14.34 billion in the same period last year.
— The Borneo Post

UM climbs to 13th spot in QS Asia University Ranking 2020
Universiti Malaya (UM) has successfully climbed to the 13th spot in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings (QS-AUR) 2020, up from 24th place last year.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia wins UK court battle over 1MDB transparency
The saga of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has risen to international fame since the scandal first broke in 2015.
— Europrean Views

FGV shareholders approve all board fee resolutions at EGM
A total of 99.96 per cent of shareholders have given the green light to six board fee resolutions at FGV Holdings Bhd’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today, said group chief executive officer, Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan.
— The Sun Daily

After MoU signed, green group asks Perak not to mine rare earths
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned that the Perak government may begin rare earth mining in the state, which it claims could endanger the lives of residents.
— Malay Mail

How Could Malaysia Get Its FAA Category 1 Safety Rating Back?
Earlier in November, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration cut Malaysia’s aviation safety ranking from category one to category two.
— Simple Flying

Foreign minister: Stop racialising flag, Malaysian citizens are Malaysian citizens
Malaysians should stop racialising the national flag blunder made during a recent basketball game, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today.
— Malay Mail

Daim: SPV 2030 will eliminate poverty, but only if done properly
Proper implementation is key to ensure the success of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030) in alleviating poverty in Malaysia, says former finance minister Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin.
— The Star Online

Govt to ensure fresh food supply during monsoon, CNY, says Salahuddin
The government will ensure there will be enough supply of seafood, vegetables, poultry and eggs during monsoon season, says Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.
— The Star Online

Survey finds 78 pct parents allow children to own gadgets
A survey carried out by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) in the Klang Valley found that 78.3 per cent of parents allow their children to own gadgets, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s massive foreign worker dependency — Murray Hunter
On almost any Sunday afternoon, a visitor walking around Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market or Chow Kit area is likely to encounter a variegated tapestry of nationals from Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Nepal.
— Malay Mail

TNB’s Q3 profit doubles on lower operating expenses, fuel costs
Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) net profit doubled to RM1.2 billion for the first quarter ended September 30, 2019 against RM501 million in the same quarter a year ago, due to lower operating expenses and fuel costs.
— The Sun Daily

Melaka state govt still safe, says Mat Sabu
The Melaka state government is still safe despite the rejection of a motion at the state assembly to appoint a senator, says Mohamad Sabu.
— The Star Online

Some OSA provisions to be included in proposed FOI Act
The proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) Act will come into force by next year, with certain provisions from the controversial Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) to be included in the former.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia willing to learn and work with any country: Dr Mahathir
Malaysia is willing to learn and work with any countries that can benefit the nation, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Daesh may have shifted its operation to South East Asia: Muhyiddin
Malaysia will not rule out probability of Daesh shifting its operation to the South East Asian region following the death of Daesh’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an attack in Syria last October.
— The Sun Daily

Prestariang weighing cash call option to address cash flow concerns
Prestariang Bhd does not rule out the possibility of a cash call to address the cash flow concerns raised by its auditors.
— The Sun Daily

Muhyiddin: Malaysia does not rule out probability of IS shifting its operations to SE Asia
Malaysia will not rule out probability of Daesh shifting its operation to the South East Asian region following the death of Daesh’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an attack in Syria last October.
— Malay Mail

Minister confirms OSA will go but parts to live on in new info freedom law
The Official Secrets Act (OSA) will be repealed but some of its vital functions will be incorporated into the proposed Freedom of Information Act, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
— Malay Mail

Malacca collects RM76.17m in zakat this year
The zakat (tithe) collection in Malacca has increased 3.99 % to RM76.17 million, involving 42,993 zakat payers, from January until yesterday, compared to RM73.25 million received from 41,936 individuals, in the same period last year.
— The Sun Daily

October vehicles sales 14% higher
Vehicle sales in October 2019 increased 14% to 53,870 units from 47,273 units a year ago, according to a statement from the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).
— The Sun Daily

Govt to launch innovation, creativity hub – Tangau
The State Government will launch the Sabah innovation and creativity hub soon to contribute to entrepreneurial and start up ecosystem creation in the State, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.
— The Borneo Post

AI-powered adtech platform ADBRO closes financing round with 500 Startups, eyeing APAC expansion
ADBRO, the Malaysia-based adtech startup that specialises in in-image programmatic marketing for publishers and advertisers, announces that it has secured financing from 500 Startups.
— e27

Carlsberg earnings in third quarter up 6.5% on higher sales, lower expenses
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 increased 6.5% to RM69.18 million from RM64.98 million a year ago, mainly driven by higher sales and lower operating expenses.
— The Sun Daily

Federal Court: Housing controller has no power to grant time extension to developers
The Federal Court today ruled that the Controller of Housing does not have the power to grant extension of time (EOT) to housing developers.
— The Sun Daily

Dewan Rakyat passes Supply Bill 2020 for Women, Family & Community Dev’t Ministry
The Dewan Rakyat yesterday passed the Supply Bill 2020 for the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM).
— New Sarawak Tribune

SAR for three missing local anglers
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) launched a search and rescue operation (SAR) today for three local anglers who went missing in Bintulu waters since yesterday.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Hong Leong Bank posts lower net profit in Q1
Hong Leong Bank Bhd’s (HLBank) net profit for the first quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 (Q1 20) fell 2.6% to RM688.58 million from RM706.92 million a year ago mainly, due to lower net income and lower share of profit from associated companies.
— The Sun Daily

Probe to determine if Nuemera data leakage due to sabotage or hacking
The Personal Data Protection Department (JPDP) is cooperating with Cybersecurity Malaysia in the aspect of digital forensic expertise to investigate the case of personal data leakage involving Nuemera Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Continuity of Umno-PAS cooperation among focus of Umno assembly: Annuar
Continuity of national Umno-PAS cooperation will be among the focus of the 2019 Umno General Assembly that will take place at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here from Dec 4-7.
— The Sun Daily

Varsities’ global rankings among main topics in Parliament today
The global rankings of local public and private higher learning institutions according to the Global Higher Education Ranking System will be a hot topic in the Dewan Rakyat today.
— The Sun Daily

Diabetes among principal causes of death in Malaysia
Diabetes mellitus is one of the ten principal causes of death in 2018, according to the Malaysian 2019 Social Statistics Bulletin.
— The Borneo Post

Deputy minister: Probe to determine if 2018’s massive telco data leak due to sabotage or hacking
The Personal Data Protection Department (JPDP) is cooperating with Cybersecurity Malaysia in the aspect of digital forensic expertise to investigate the case of personal data leakage involving Nuemera Sdn Bhd.
— Malay Mail

MMC third-quarter net profit surges 70%
MMC Corp Bhd’s net profit jumped 70.3% to RM66.34 million in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 against RM38.94 million reported in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
— The Sun Daily

Prasarana handles more than 1.4 million in riderships each day this year
Kumpulan Prasarana Malaysia Berhad handled 1.4 million riderships this year through its transport services throughout the country.
— The Sun Daily

Health minister launches e-wallet pilot project at four govt clinics
In response to the government’s call for a cashless society in Malaysia, the Health Ministry has taken the initiative to introduce the use of Boost e-wallet for medical services at its health clinics.
— Malay Mail

‘DNA results can only support application for citizenship’
The government will only accept the DNA test results as a supporting document for citizenship applications, and not as conclusive evidence in granting Malaysian citizenship, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— New Sarawak Tribune


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