Malaysia morning news for October 28

Malaysia morning news for October 28

Malaysia morning newsExpert calls for reform of Malaysia’s civil, general aviation sector
The ambition to see a car flying in Malaysia’s airspace may not materialise any time soon due to exclusive, unfriendly and rigid laws and regulatory bodies overseeing the industry.
— New Straits Times

Govt wants private firms to invest in large scale vegetable farming: Mahathir
The government is encouraging private firms and government-owned companies such as Khazanah Nasional Bhd to invest in large scale fruit and vegetable farming to reduce the nation’s food import bill, which has almost touched RM60 billion.
— The Sun Daily

Pharmaceutical companies given till Nov 7 to test gastric pill over cancer fears
Pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia have until Nov 7 to test whether the gastric pills ranitidine contains the impurity N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) with the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).
— The Sun Daily

Dr M sees prospects of deals in aerospace, oil and gas, cotton
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there are prospects of further cooperation between Malaysia and Turkmenistan in aerospace, the oil and gas industry and in cotton.

Sarawak bans pork and pork products from China
Sarawak has enforced a ban on pork and pork products, imported from countries hit by African Swine Fever (ASF) including China, until further notice.
— Malay Mail

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Penang CM still open despite intense pressure, says NGO
Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow has found support from pressure group Penang Forum, as they continue to demand greater transparency regarding the Penang Transport Master Plan.

Uggah: Sarawak exports RM263 million of livestock products last year
Sarawak exported RM263 million of livestock products last year and there is room for growth in this sector in 2019 and years to come, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s embassy accredited to Palestine in Jordan to be opened soon: Mahathir
The Malaysian embassy accredited to Palestine in Jordan will be set up as soon as possible, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a day after he announced the proposed move at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) at the 18th NAM summit here.
— The Sun Daily

Qatar Airways, JAL among suitors for Malaysia Airlines
Three international carriers have put in bids to buy a strategic stake in the ailing Malaysian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, according to a report published on Saturday by business weekly The Edge Malaysia.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia’s ‘bottle whisperer’ collects almost 7,000 bottles from coastline
It is never a good idea to keep your feelings bottled up. Instead, you should “whisper” them out to the ocean, because someone, somewhere in another part of the world, might just “listen”.
— Today Online

Number of flood victims in Johor, Selangor increases as Penang records a slight drop
The number of flood victims in Penang still staying in the temporary evacuation centres (PPS) have dropped to 147 today compared to 153 last night.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian’s artwork about endangered sun bear selected for global competition
Malaysian designer, artist and illustrator Diong Swee Gaik couriered her artwork to Britain a day before the closing date of a competition, half wondering whether it would reach on time.
— Star2

TNB advises people to stay away from electrical installations affected by floods
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) today advised the people to stay away from electrical installations affected by bad weather or floods to prevent the risk of electrocution.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia, Azerbaijan agree to expand cooperation in various fields
Malaysia and Azerbaijan have agreed to strengthen their bilateral ties, especially in the energy and tourism sectors.
— Malay Mail

Investigation papers on 12 linked to LTTE
The investigation papers on the 12 people detained for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been handed over to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, police.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Waytha: Malaysia’s national unity still strong
National unity in the country is still strong, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia-born con woman claimed to be Lee Kuan Yew’s granddaughter in US crime spree
The Washington Redskins player and his agent met Cindy Lin in 2015 at a suburban Porsche dealership.
— The Straits Times

Shipowner to pay RM300,000 for restoring coral reef
The owner of a Sarawak-registered merchant ship has agreed to pay RM300,000 for restoring a live reef within a marine park in Kudat.

Dr M draws policy similarities between Malaysia and Turkmenistan
The many similarities in policies and approaches that exist between Malaysia and Turkmenistan give an opportunity for both countries to work closely together in many areas, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Malay Mail

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Preserving Malaysia’s traditional houses, one pillar at a time
On the east coast state of Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia, the weather at this time of the year can be a little chancy.

Kashmir row sparks Malaysia, India palm oil tensions
Malaysia’s mammoth palm oil sector faces a new threat after Indian traders were asked to halt purchases amid a diplomatic row over Kashmir, piling further pressure on the industry as Europe also plans cutbacks.
— The Sun Daily

MPKKP is one of PH’s ‘weapons’ to capture Sarawak in coming state election – Lim
The Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) is one of Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s ‘weapons’ in the coalition’s strategy to capture Sarawak in the coming state election, said Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
— The Borneo Post

PLUS reports smooth traffic flow on most major expressways this morning
Traffic flow on most major expressways is reported smooth and under control as of this morning.
— Malay Mail

MPF seeks cooperation of Philippine authorities for SAR mission
The Marine Police Force (MPF) will contact the Philippine authorities today to seek cooperation in the search and rescue (SAR) for six individuals including two children who were feared drowned after their boat sank in the waters of Merabung, Tungku near here, on Thursday.
— The Sun Daily

Kit Siang: Pakatan not ‘unmitigated disaster’ but hampered by BN legacy problems, time for new start
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration is not an “unmitigated disaster” but had been prevented from meeting expectations due to legacy problems left behind by former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, DAP veteran leader.
— Malay Mail

State govt will continue to prioritise developing rural, coastal areas – Abang Johari
The state government will continue to prioritise developing rural areas in the state towards achieving its vision of becoming a developed state by 2030.
— The Borneo Post

Saifuddin Nasution: Another five million M40 PSP recipients identified
Another five million middle income earners (or M40) households have been identified as recipients of the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP), which takes effect next year.
— Malay Mail

The perils of democracy in Malaysia
When stupidity and ignorance coupled with perceived supremacy induced by decades of indoctrination becomes the benchmark; harmony, tolerance, merits, rationality, righteousness (as understood by most rational people) are criminalised.
— Malaysiakini

Dr M: Tolerance crucial for Malaysia to preserve harmony
A multiracial country like Malaysia has managed to enjoy rapid development while maintaining peace only thanks to its people who are tolerant, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya EcoTrail 2020 key attraction of Visit Malaysia Year
EcoTrail Putrajaya 2020 will be one of the main features in the federal administrative capital calendar in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) and Putrajaya Silver Jubilee next year, said Tourism, Arts and Culture.
— Malay Mail

Wet Deepavali nationwide with rainstorms forecast: Met Dept
It looks set to be a wet Deepavali tomorrow as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast.The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), in a statement, said almost the entire country is expected to experience wet conditions tomorrow.
— The Sun Daily

Emotional literacy in mental health issues
There is a need to emphasise the importance of emotional literacy, which is a cornerstone of mental health, said Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— New Sarawak Tribune

CM: State govt yet to decide whether to declare Deepavali as public holiday
The state government has yet to decide whether to declare Deepavali as a public holiday in the state, said Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Amanah minister says agrees with Dr M, not racist for an ethnic group to discuss its problems
It is not racist for a specific race to organise a gathering to discuss its own communal problems within the country, Khalid Samad tweeted today.
— Malay Mail

PGA seize 1,600 cartons of illicit cigarettes at abandoned commercial shoplot in Kota Sentosa
The General Operations Force (PGA) have seized 1,600 cartons of illicit cigarettes worth around RM304,000 during a raid at an abandoned commercial shoplot in Kota Sentosa around 10.45am yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Disagree but do it civilly, civil society group tells Anwar after attack on its adviser
Civil society organisation Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) today expressed its disappointment with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his biting comments towards their adviser Professor Lim Teck Ghee, saying.
— Malay Mail

M’sian-born conwoman sentenced to 51 months in US jail for identity theft, fraud
A Malaysian-born con-artist has been sentenced to 51 months in an American prison after pleading guilty to identify theft and fraud.
— The Star Online

SK Sungai Lembing receives book contribution from MCMM, National Library
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s Resource Centre, in collaboration with the National Library, contributed 584 books of various titles to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Lembing, here, to enhance the reading habit of students at the school.
— The Sun Daily



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