Malaysia morning news for November 4

Malaysia morning news for November 4
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Malaysia morning newsMinister: US State Dept report on Malaysia as source, transit point for terror groups not new
The government today acknowledged the existence of terror groups recruiting and transiting in Malaysia, as noted in the recently published United States Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2018.
— Malay Mail

ASEAN summit: Malaysia concerns about situation in East Sea
Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said his country was concerned about the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in its waters, while attending the 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting in Thailand on November 2 as part of the ongoing 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.
— VietnamPlus

Dr M hits out at US for dragging Malaysia and Asean into trade war with China, sanction against Iran
The ongoing US trade tension against China and sanctions against Iran is creating problems for many other growing economies worldwide, including Malaysia, the prime minister said today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia can become ‘new Tiger of Asia’ under PH: Muhyiddin
Malaysia will continue to be developed till it emerges as the ‘new Tiger of Asia’ if the people continue giving their support and mandate to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to administer the country, PH deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to boost trade volume with Vietnam
Vietnam-Malaysia Business Association spokesperson Dinh Hai Yen said that for last year, Vietnam’s total export of various goods to Malaysia was US$3.81 billion, while its import from Malaysia was US$1.75 billion.
— New Strait Times

Malaysia’s Mahathir says talks on world’s biggest trade deal tough with so many parties involved
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday it was going to be particularly difficult to conclude the 16-nation free-trade pact at the centre of the ongoing Asean summit because it required consensus from all the economies involved.
— South China Morning Post

Sarawak CM says still bringing Petronas to court for not paying sales tax
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg tonight said the state government stays firm on bringing Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to court for failing to pay the 5 per cent sales tax on its export of petroleum.
— Malay Mail

MMEA intercepts attempt to smuggle petrol out of M’sia via Semporna waters
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) succeeded in intercepting an attempt to smuggle petrol out of the state in waters off the Semporna district early Sunday morning (Nov 3).
— The Star Online

Labour law amendment akin to state-backed union busting, MTUC claims
The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has called Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran’s labour law amendment akin to “state sponsored” union busting.
— Malay Mail

Sabah GDP expected to grow 5.1%
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Sabah for next year is expected to grow 5.1 per cent, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian PM says Australia’s European roots will give way to Asian influence
Asian immigration is transforming Australia and the country will soon become “more Asian than European”, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has predicted.

Malaysia rejects Goldman 1MDB offer ‘under $2bn’
Malaysia rejected a compensation offer of “less than $2 billion” from Goldman Sachs for the role of its subsidiaries in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, an aide to the country’s prime minister said Saturday.
— Asia Times

Fake news? Najib points back at Kit Siang, Guan Eng
Najib Razak has pointed the finger back at DAP leader Lim Kit Siang and his son Guan Eng after Lim claimed that voters were being bombarded with “lies, fake news and hate speech” on social media.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad: from autocrat to democrat
He oversaw rapid economic development and ruled with an iron fist – his former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, for example, was jailed on trumped-up sodomy charges in 1998.

Malaysian salaries are insufficient
NUR NADIAH makes RM2,400 gross a month – about the median Malaysian salary – and like the average Malaysian, she struggles to make ends meet.
— The Star Online

Mevta wants sale of nicotine vape allowed, but with regulations
The Malaysian E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) has called on the government to allow the sale of nicotine vape, but with regulations as being implemented in the United Kingdom.
— Malay Mail

Penang in danger of water supply difficulties: Assemblyman
Penang is in danger of becoming water stressed as early as next year, former Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu said today.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s growing partnership with UN
Oct 24 marked the 74th anniversary of the United Nations. It was founded in 1945 following World War 2 with a principal goal of preventing further conflict.
— New Straits Times

Pakatan needs Bersatu to ‘rebuild’ Malaysia, Chin Tong tells DAP amid perception war
Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong has defended Bersatu from criticism from within his own party, telling grassroots this morning that Pakatan Harapan (PH) cannot function without the Malay component party.
— Malay Mail

Mahathir will not set up a ‘backdoor govt’, says Guan Eng
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) is confident that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not subscribe to the notion of setting up a ‘backdoor government’.
— The Sun Daily

King graces 2019 Malaysia Fair in Tokyo
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah graced the Malaysia Fair 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
— New Straits Times

Beware of mule account scam, says MCPF
The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has advised the public not to allow their personal bank accounts to be used or handled by any other person to prevent them from being used for mule accounts.
— The Sun Daily

Plant factory alternative for future farming
The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has developed a plant factory prototype as part of its preparation for the future of farming.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Family goes without electricity for seven years, subsists on insufficient food
An underprivileged family of seven in Kampung Batu Karang here, has lived without a supply of electricity for almost seven years and is subsisting on an insufficient amount of food.
— The Sun Daily

National Cleanliness Policy must start with family
The National Cleanliness Policy must start with the people who are responsible in ensuring the cleanliness of their surrounding areas, said Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
— The Borneo Post

Muhyiddin: Police report lodged over unsanctioned documentation for migrants in Sabah
The Home Ministry said today it has lodged a police report over the alleged appointment of companies to collect data on the documentation of foreign workers, foreign citizens or any individuals with citizenship issues in Sabah.
— Malay Mail

Franchise businesses are subjected to stringent evaluation – Chong
Franchise businesses are subjected to stringent evaluation before being approved to ensure the viability of its business models, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
— The Borneo Post

Physically disabled in Sarawak seek Suhakam’s help for better facilities in transport sector
The Society for the Blind Malaysia (Sarawak branch) has written an official memo to the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) pleading for its help.
— The Star Online

Water supply in Hulu Langat and Kuala Lumpur fully restored
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has informed that disruptions in water supply in the affected areas in Hulu Langat and Kuala Lumpur due to the Bandscreen technical problem at the Sungai Langat Water Treatment Plant had been fully restored.
— The Sun Daily

Flood alleviation infrastructure without maintenance
Each year the government allocates millions of ringgit to construct flood alleviation infrastructure with the latest in July this year when the Malacca state government gave RM10 million to improve the water control gate in Malacca River.
— The Sun Daily

KPDNHEP mulls placing local products at airports
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is negotiating with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to place local products at airport terminals nationwide.
— The Sun Daily

‘Dayak Palace’ to be built in Kuching
The Dayak Cultural Foundation (DCF) will have its own building dubbed as Pangau Dayak or Dayak Palace, in Kuching City area soon.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Selangor Sultan wants state Jakoa allocation to be reviewed
The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, wants the federal and state government to review the amount allocated to the state’s Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) which had been declining since 2017.
— Malay Mail

Home Ministry lodges police report over alleged Sabah documentation cards
The Home Ministry has lodged a police report over the Sabah Foreign Workers Data Documentation Card which allegedly contains a field stating Sabah as their nationality.
— The Star Online

Lack of exercise, unhealthy diet may lead to metabolic syndrome disease
Lack of exercise and unhealthy diet practices are among the reasons more Malaysians are at risk for metabolic syndrome disease, according to National Heart Institute (IJN) Clinical Cardiology Specialist Dr Lim Kien Chien.
— The Sun Daily

New KPJ Kuching Hospital expected to commence operation by first quarter of next year
The new KPJ Kuching Hospital along Jalan Stutong here is expected to commence operation by the first quarter of 2020.
— The Borneo Post

1,857 Employment Insurance System applications in Sabah approved
A total of 1,857 people who lost their jobs in Sabah had their Employment Insurance System (EIS) application approved by the Social Security Organization (Socso).
— The Borneo Post

Court rejects Putrajaya’s bid to stop firms cultivating Orang Asli land
Judge Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, however, limits the five private entities to occupy only 4,000ha pending the disposal of a dispute between federal and Kelantan governments.
— FMT News

Mevta wants sale of vape allowed with regulations
The Malaysian E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) has called on the government to allow the sale of nicotine vape, but with regulations as being implemented in the.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia’s Asean Prize winner: ‘If I die tomorrow, who’s going to take over from me?’
Malaysia’s medical charity pioneer Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood hopes the Asean Prize she received here today can inspire a new generation of people in the region to continue and expand humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.
— Malay Mail

RM400m in losses due to cyber crimes in 10 months
The increasing cases of cyber crimes in the country have resulted in losses of more than RM400 million in the first 10 months of this year, said police Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman (pix).
— The Sun Daily


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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday), November 9-10.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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