Malaysia morning news for October 3

Malaysia morning news for October 3
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Manufacturers clarify US not imposing blanket ban against Malaysia-made rubber gloves
The US has only banned rubber gloves from one Malaysian company and not all products manufactured here, the local rubber gloves industry said today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia halts VEP enforcement at Johor checkpoints
Malaysia has halted the enforcement of its Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme at its two Johor checkpoints, the Ministry of Transport has said, following several teething problems last week.
— The Straits Times

Malaysia’s solar sector on the rise
Malaysia’s solar photovoltaics (PV) industry is on the rise thanks to strengthening government support, growing investor confidence and reducing costs.
— The Asean Post

Ex-CEO of Companies Commission hit with 33 corruption charges totalling RM5.71m
Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner, a former chief executive of the Companies Commission of Malaysia, today claimed trial to 33 corruption and abetment charges amounting to RM5.71 million.
— Malay Mail

E-commerce industry players want extra incentives
E-commerce industry players want extra incentives in the Budget 2020 to help the government achieve growth of 20.8 per cent to RM170 billion next year.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia Slams News Article on China’s Uyghur Camps
Malaysia expressed “serious displeasure” Wednesday over a foreign news report quoting a diplomat from the country as criticizing internment camps for ethnic Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region.
— Benar News

Consumers suffer RM360m loss due to inferior products, services
Consumers suffered a staggering loss of RM360 million last year due to unsatisfactory products, service performance and quality.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia residential property market on the way up, says real estate group
The residential property market in the country is picking up this year and even recorded a higher value of transactions as at September this year compared to the whole of 2018 for the primary market, an international real.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s manufacturing PMI rises to four-month high in September
The headline IHS Markit Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a four-month high of 47.9 in September, up from 47.4 in August, but business conditions in the manufacturing sector remained challenging.
— The Sun Daily

Waste-filled containers stuck in Malaysian ports
A huge number of containers with waste materials are stuck in various ports in Malaysia.
— The Straits Times

Cops increase efforts to counter attempts to make M’sia drug transit point
The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) is working hard to counter any attempts to make Malaysia a world leading drug trafficking centre like a few other countries in the Asia Pacific region.
— The Sun Daily

MCA hits out at Loke over RTS delay
The MCA Rapid Transit System (RTS) monitoring group has criticised Transport Miniter Anthony Loke (pix) for delaying the project by another month.
— The Sun Daily

Penang consumer group calls for ban of vaping devices and e-cigarettes
The Penang Consumers Association (CAP) has called for a total ban on the sale and use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices (EVC) in the country as even school children are using these electronic devices.
— Malay Mail

Kumpulan Powernet gets takeover offer from new shareholder Abdul Karim for RM1 apiece
Kumpulan Powernet Bhd (KPB) has received a conditional mandatory takeover offer from its major shareholder Datuk Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah and persons acting in concert (PACs) to acquire the remaining 53.19% stake they do not own in the textile manufacturer for RM1 per share.
— The Sun Daily

Authorities greenlight 1MDB-linked tower, Exchange 106, as fit for occupation
Malaysia’s tallest skyscraper Exchange 106 has received its Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC), marking yet another milestone for the tower that is part of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial district.
— Malay Mail

Report: 20 Klang landowners may lose plots for open burning during haze
Twenty agricultural landowners in Klang may have their plots seized over alleged open burning during last month’s haze that was detected by the local District and Land Office’s investigations.
— Malay Mail

2020 Budget: Govt urged to protect green lungs in big cities
The government has been urged to protect green lungs including forest and parks, either within or adjoining the major cities across the country, to create a ‘healthier’ environment, apart from taking into consideration the local residents’ views on development.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian millennials save money but don’t invest, survey finds
Nearly half of Malaysian millennials do not invest their money, a survey has found.

Reports on Malaysian rubber gloves ban misleading: Margma
The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) says the latest reports by a few media on the ban of Malaysian rubber gloves by the US are factually inaccurate and misleading.
— New Straits Times

Pundits hope Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 will also tackle social issues, even as it addresses economic ones
With the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030) set to be launched soon, Fahmi Fadzil is among the lawmakers optimistic that the plan will benefit his constituents in Lembah Pantai.
— Malay Mail

CAP wants total ban on vaping, e-cigarette
The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has urged the government to impose a total ban on e-cigarettes and vaping products in the country as such devices were also used by minors.
— The Sun Daily

Police report made over Facebook post insulting Selangor Sultan
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have received a report on a posting on the Nga Kor Ming Super Fans Facebook page, recently which allegedly insulted the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
— The Sun Daily

Penang says will decide assessment rate review after appeal deadline
The Penang government will make a final decision on its assessment rate review after the deadline for ratepayers to submit objections ends on October 14.
— Malay Mail

KNM clinches three more contracts in Indonesia worth RM52.17m
KNM Group Bhd has been awarded three more contracts from RDMP Balikpapan Jo for a total combined sum of US$12.45 million (RM52.17 million).
— The Sun Daily

Police thwart 25 planned terrorist strikes since 2013
The police have thwarted 25 planned terrorist attacks in the country since 2013, including several large-scale strikes on Christian, Hindu and Buddhist houses of worship and entertainment outlets in the Klang Valley.
— The Borneo Post

MISC JV bags RM117m contract from Petronas LNG
MISC Bhd and Avenir LNG Ltd have secured a US$28 million (RM117 million) contract from Petronas LNG Sdn Bhd for a three-year period.
— The Sun Daily

‘Refusing to stand for anthem shows disrespect’ says political analysts
Not standing for the national anthem does not show displeasure to the government, but only shows lack of respect for the country and rakyat.
— The Sun Daily

Daim leading negotiations to retrieve RM8.3b payment for pipeline projects
The former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin is leading the negotiations with China to retrieve the RM8.3 billion that was already paid to contractors of the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) and Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) projects.
— The Sun Daily

Reveal LTAT irregularities, Patriot says after record-low dividend
The National Patriot Association (Patriot) wants all irregularities involving the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) to be made public after the board declared its lowest-ever dividend of 2% on Monday.
— The Sun Daily

Nestle partners local authorities to promote coffee farming
Nestle Malaysia, together with the Kedah State Department of Agriculture (KSDA), Kedah Economic Development Authority, Federal Land Development Authority, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute and Pertubuhan Kami Anak Felda have joined forces to revive the coffee farming sector.
— The Sun Daily

SugarBun to establish first outlet in Jakarta
SugarBun (SB) will be establishing its first outlet in Jakarta, Indonesia by end of October.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Borneo can be an economic powerhouse in Asia, says Shafie
The island of Borneo, which is shared by three countries including Malaysia, has the potential to be an economic powerhouse in the Asian region, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— Malay Mail

Dr Wee asks if EC set dates for Tanjung Piai by-election in favour of Pakatan
Questions have been raised as to whether the Election Commission (EC) has strategically set the Tanjung Piai by-election dates in favour of Pakatan Harapan.
— The Star Online

High jumper Hup Wei first Malaysian to make World Championships final
Personal best jump of 2.29m enough to see 2007 Asian champion through.
— FMT News

Actress pays RM17.5k fine for illegal cosmetic sale, then slaps reporter’s phone away
Actress Zarina Zainuddin slapped away a reporter’s phone on her way out of court after paying RM17,500 in fines upon pleading guilty to six counts of owning and selling cosmetic products without notifying the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) in January.
— The Star Online

Court sets Mar 26-27, 2020, to hear Synergy Promenade’s suit against Shahrir
The High Court today set two days beginning Mar 26, next year, to hear the property developer Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd’s RM100 million defamation suit against former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad in connection with Felda land.
— The Sun Daily

USM to hold traditional concert to mark 50th year
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Istana Budaya will hold a concert on Saturday, Oct 19, at its campus in Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra, Penang.
— The Sun Daily

Teo: Cybersex and human trafficking now part of school syllabus
The Education Ministry has introduced cybersex and human trafficking as part of the secondary school syllabus, says Teo Nie Ching.
— The Star Online

Daim leading negotiations to retrieve RM8.3 bln payment for pipeline projects – Lim
The former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin is leading the negotiations with China to retrieve the RM8.3 billion that was already paid to contractors of the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) and Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) projects.
— The Borneo Post

Tun M receives update on Battersea Power Station regeneration project
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was given an update on the wider development of the Battersea Power Station in Central London, an iconic regeneration project owned by a consortium of Malaysian shareholders, during his visit there on Sept 29.
— The Sun Daily

Daim leads negotiations to retrieve RM8.3 bln payments
The former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin is leading the negotiations with China to retrieve the RM8.3 billion that was already paid to contractors.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Police: ‘Silent protest’ no excuse to not stand during national anthem, recommends group to be charged
The police do not consider the ‘silent protest’ shown by the members of Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) by not standing during the national anthem as a mitigating excuse for their act, said Federal CID (prosecution and legal division) principal assistant director Mior Faridalathrash Wahid in a news report by MalaysiaKini.
— The Borneo Post

Public Mutual taps into Vietnam growth story with equity fund
Public Mutual has launched Public Vietnam-Global Equity Fund (PVGEF), aimed to achieve capital growth over the long term by investing 75% to 98% of its net asset value (NAV) in equities and at least 30% in the Vietnam market with the balance invested in the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
— The Sun Daily

Kampung Baru: 90% landowners agree with govt offer
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix) said Kampung Bharu Development Corporation (PKB) has received about 700 to 800 forms from Kampung Baru residents on redeveloping the area.
— The Sun Daily

Biggest drug, assets seizure in Sarawak
Police have arrested three drug traffickers and subsequently made the largest drug and asset seizure in Sarawak to date, totalling RM409,917.
— The Sun Daily

As parents fret over rape bid, deputy minister says self-defence classes already available
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said her ministry has already introduced martial arts as an extracurricular activity for students in an effort to teach self-defence.
— Malay Mail

Youth minister moots new law for gig economy workers after Foodpanda riders strike
A new law is needed to regulate the gig economy and provide better worker protection in the long-run, according to Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.
— Malay Mail


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