Malaysia morning news for October 1

Malaysia morning news for October 1
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Malaysia set to roll out 55 5G use cases across 32 sites worth RM116m
Eight companies will be investing RM116 million to roll out 55 5G use cases across 32 sites in six states in Malaysia for a six-month period from October 1, 2019 till March 31, 2020. In a media briefing today.
— Malay Mail

M’sia-China Business Council hopes Budget 2020 will drive domestic economy
The Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) hopes that the government will announce initiatives and incentives that will drive the country’s economic growth in the upcoming Budget 2020 on Oct 11.
— The Sun Daily

China’s Might Prevents Muslim Nations from Criticizing It, Mahathir Says
China’s economic and military strength may have prevented Muslim nations from criticizing its repression of the ethnic Uyghur minority, and Southeast Asian nations from questioning Beijing’s increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir said.
— Radio Free Asia

Proposed Malaysia Airlines-AirAsia X merger facing opposition
Malaysia Airlines’ owner Khazanah Nasional reportedly wants to merge the ailing national carrier with long haul budget carrier AirAsia X but is facing opposition from its own stakeholders.
— Travel Mole

Sabah govt welcomes NGOs efforts to provide best healthcare services
The Sabah government welcomes and greatly appreciates the efforts of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to assume part of responsibility in providing the best healthcare services to the people, said the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Singapore, Malaysia agree to extend RTS Link deadline by another month: Malaysia’s transport ministry
Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to extend for an additional month, the deadline to decide on whether to continue with construction of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link without any additional cost, Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport said in a media statement on Sunday (Sep 29).

AirAsia set to implement lower PSC rate for non-ASEAN destinations from Oct 1
Airasia Group Bhd says it is set to implement tomorrow (Oct 1), the new, lowered passenger service charge or PSC for passengers flying out to destinations beyond Asean from all other airports in Malaysia, except the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
— The Edge Markets

Langkawi set to be main location for 5G testing
Langkawi is set to play a key role in Malaysia’s push towards the fourth industrial revolution, with the popular tourist island to be the main test bed for 5G demonstration projects.
— The Sun Daily

Ship cleaner’s death sentence for 2014 murder of Johor millionaire upheld
A ship cleaner lost his appeal at the Court of Appeal here to set aside his death sentence for murdering a millionaire businessman whose burnt remains were found in an oil palm estate.
— Malay Mail

Companies invest RM116m for 5G demonstration projects
Eight companies have committed to an initial investment of RM116 million for 5G demonstration projects starting from Oct 2019 to Mar 2020.
— The Sun Daily

Water supply to affected districts fully restored: Air Selangor
Water supply to 372, 031 consumers in four districts — Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang, which was disrupted due the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant having to shut down because of odour pollution of its raw water supply on Saturday, has been fully restored.
— The Sun Daily

Jho Low arranged security deposit payment of RM2.4b to Aabar for misappropriation
The High Court here was told today that fugitive businessman, Low Taek Jho (pix) or Jho Low had arranged for the security deposit payment of US$576,943,490 to Aabar Investments PJS (Aabar) for the takeover of Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn Bhd (TEHSB) for the purpose of misappropriation.
— The Sun Daily

History made as first Malaysian QC is called to local bar
Steven Suppiah Perian, who is practising in England and Wales, made history today for being the first Malaysian Queen’s Counsel to be admitted to the High Court of Malaya.

We never agreed on 2-year leadership transition from Mahathir to Anwar: Malaysian youth minister
Pakatan Harapan (PH) did not stipulate a two-year timeline for the transition of power from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to Mr Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said on Monday (Sep 30).

ASEAN’s Leading Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment Exhibition (LABASIA 2019) to Return Next Month at PWTC Kuala Lumpur
Latest international trends of scientific and analytical laboratory expertise will be showcased at the upcoming LABASIA 2019, Malaysia 7th International Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment Exhibition and Conference.
— Yahoo Finance/ Cision (media release)

What Lies Ahead in Australia-Malaysia Security Collaboration?
A recent interaction put the focus on what lies ahead for the defense side of the relationship between the two countries.
— The Diplomat

Malaysia cannot depend on monetary policy to push growth
With more than a week before the tabling of Budget 2020, former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor Tan Sri Lin See Yan (pix) said that Malaysia needs a fiscal policy to generate growth for its economy.
— The Sun Daily

No Malaysian affected in Philippine earthquake: Wisma Putra
Wisma Putra, the Foreign Ministry, said today there is no report of any Malaysian having been affected by the earthquake in Jose Abad Santos, southern Philippines, yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Palm oil from conserved rainforest in Indonesia’s Sumatra sold to major brands, says forest group
Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a US-based environmental group.

Beware of irresponsible ‘property gurus’, house buyers warned
The property market moved into positive territory last year, marking the first sign of improvement since 2012, bringing along with it the return of irresponsible “property gurus”, said Axis REIT Managers Bhd head of investment Siva Shanker.
— The Sun Daily

Ex-1MDB CEO: Genting Sanyen acquisition process executed after approval by Najib
The process of acquiring independent power producer Genting Sanyen (M) Sdn Bhd, was executed by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) after approval was received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, in his capacity as Finance Minister, representing MoF Inc in 2012.
— The Sun Daily

We never agreed on 2-year leadership transition from Mahathir to Anwar: Malaysian youth minister
Pakatan Harapan (PH) did not stipulate a two-year timeline for the transition of power from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to Mr Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said on Monday (Sep 30).

Mohd Shafie: Agencies must seek financial sufficiency
The Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has urged agencies still receiving grants from the state government to implement programmes to reduce dependency and become financially independent.
— The Borneo Post

1MDB need approval to engage in loan agreement
The High Court here was today told that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) could no longer engage any more loan agreements after May 2009 without Datuk Seri Najib.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak to change BDA policy
The Sarawak state government will change its Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) policy to make it more rural development-oriented.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Police start probe over ‘200,000 new citizenship’ claim
The owner of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts under the name of ”TengkuRajaAlamShah” has been urged to come forward to facilitate the investigation into the allegations that 200,000 people have been granted new citizenship.
— The Sun Daily

No element of crime found in LTAT financial irregularities
No element of crime was found in the irregularities in Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera’s (LTAT) financial standing for the year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY2018), says chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi Zainuddin.
— The Sun Daily

Govt urged to cultivate 21st-century skills under Shared Prosperity Vision
The government has been urged to focus on cultivating the 21st-century skills in the country’s education policy under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M, Anwar to speak at inaugural regional law conference this Friday
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are scheduled to speak at the same international constitutional law conference organised by the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (Lawasia) this.
— Malay Mail

Several firms keen to set up oleochemical businesses in Sarawak: DCM
Several foreign and domestic companies have shown interest in setting up oleochemical-related businesses in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (pix).
— The Sun Daily

ACE Market-bound Solarvest to raise RM34.6m for expansion plans
Solarvest Holdings Bhd is looking to raise RM34.6 million from its listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Tanjung Piai by-election crucial for Umno to test political support of non-Malays, says research outfit
The upcoming Tanjung Piai by-election presents an opportunity for Umno to show where their political priorities stand following its unification with PAS, the Institute of Political Studies for Change (KPRU) has suggested.
— Malay Mail

National Security Council DG dies
National Security Council (MKN) director-general Datuk Engku Hamzah Tuan Mat (pix) died yesterday afternoon.
— The Sun Daily

Adib’s death: No new individuals called in yet, say police
No new individual has been called or identified to assist investigation into the case of the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, said Bukit Aman CID D5 principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Mior Faridalatrash Wahid.
— The Sun Daily

TH says equity investment stays strong at RM7.48b
Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) says its equity investment has stayed strong with the value of domestic equities increasing by RM1.12 billion to RM7.48 billion as at Sept 27, 2019 from RM6.36 billion at the end of 2018.
— The Sun Daily

Cops seize syabu hidden in Chinese tea bags, arrest three
Police seized 2,101 grammes of syabu worth RM140,000 hidden in Chinese tea packets during ”Ops Tapis” in Jalan Gasing, here on Friday (Sept 27).
— The Sun Daily

Indonesia’s capital city relocation may open up more direct flights into Sarawak
The relocation of Indonesian capital city from Jakarta to Kalimantan, may open up more international direct flight into the state, and subsequently increase tourist arrivals.
— The Borneo Post

Brutal killing of pygmy elephant, post-mortem finds multiple gunshot wounds
The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) described the death of the pygmy elephant in Sungai Udin, Dumpas, Kalabakan, Tawau, on Thursday, as a brutal killing and post-mortem results found at least 70 bullets in the animal’s body.
— The Borneo Post

SPAN: Investigations will be conducted into pollution that shut down Sg Semenyih water treatment plant
An investigation will be conducted after the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant was shut down due to odour pollution in the raw water source, says the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).
— The Star Online

Handal Energy bags first crane maintenance contract in East Malaysia
Handal Energy Bhd has secured a contract from Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB) and Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC).
— The Sun Daily

LTAT’s net profit halves in FY18, dividend rate at record low of 2%
The Armed Forces Fund Board’s (LTAT) unaudited net profit fell 51.9% to RM221 million for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY18) compared with the restated net profit of RM459.5 million for FY17.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawakians stage a commendable show at muscle battle in Singapore
Three Sarawakians staged a commendable show at the Mortal Battle-Multinational Pro/Amateur 2019 in Singapore last weekend.
— The Borneo Post

Puteri Umno leader summoned by cops after insisting Penang rampage due to religious slurs
A Puteri Umno vice-chief has been called today to give her statement at Bukit Aman after she claimed a Penang man shot dead by police had run amok due to co-workers’ remarks insulting Islam last week.
— Malay Mail

Anti-islamophobia TV channel comes at an important time: Pakistani envoy
A trilateral cooperation between Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey to set up an English-language television channel to tackle Islamophobia and provide explanations on Islam is an important move during the recent challenging times facing the Ummah (community).
— The Sun Daily

Umno, PAS veterans to support any BN candidate for Tanjung Piai
Umno and PAS veterans have vowed to support any candidates fielded for the upcoming Tanjung Piai by-election.
— The Star Online

Wong: GPS-led state govt rejected PH’s condition for granting of 20 pct oil royalty
Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei said it was rather unfortunate for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led state government to ignore the condition attached for the federal government to grant 20 per cent oil royalty to Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Calling skyscraper plan redundant, experts say what makes Kampung Baru unique is its people, culture
During the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds join a queue that slowly inches into Kampung Baru Jamek Mosque’s southern gate every day.
— Malay Mail



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