Malaysia morning news for October 4

Malaysia morning news for October 4
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Malaysia proposes RM86 million fine on Grab for abusive practices
The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) proposed a fine of over RM86 million on ride-hailing firm Grab for violating the country’s competition law by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers.
— The Borneo Post

Huawei officially lands role in Malaysia’s 5G rollout
Huawei Technologies has officially become a hardware supplier for Malaysia’s 5G network rollout, marking a break for the Chinese telecom equipment provider after it was locked out of several markets over espionage fears.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Johor expecting RM15m from 2020 Budget for causeway
The state government is hoping for an allocation of about RM15 million from the 2020 Budget for the construction of a sheltered walkway across the causeway from here to Woodlands in Singapore.
— The Sun Daily

Are Malaysian teens aware of fake news?
Generation Z (Gen Z) is the first cohort to have Internet technology readily available at a young age and they are inherently tech-savvy.
— The Asean Post

Govt to study reintroduction of GST if people want it: Mahathir
The goods and services tax (GST) can be studied again if the people want it back, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MIER: Malaysia’s GDP must reach 8pc to achieve Shared Prosperity Vision
Malaysia has to reach economic growth of 8.0 per cent in order to attain the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) said.
— Malay Mail

Penang exco asks Home Ministry to approve longer visas for foreign Catholic nuns volunteering in homes for elderly
Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo called on the Home Ministry to consider approving longer term visas for foreign nuns who are here as volunteers in homes for the elderly.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian nuclear agency to conduct comprehensive 5G tech study
The Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia) will conduct a thorough study together with stakeholders — the Ministry of Health included — on the impact and benefits of 5G technology on people, beginning the end of the year.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia SME Congress returns to Penang
The 11th edition of the Malaysis SME Congress 2019, themed “Progressing into Growth” will be held in Bayan Lepas, Penang next Thursday (Oct 10).
— The Sun Daily

Khalid Samad says will discuss Kg Baru land purchase offer with Dr M
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad says he will meet with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss the government’s offer to purchase Kampung Baru land from its owners at the Pakatan Harapan leaders’ retreat this weekend.
— The Star Online

Sarawak Energy to probe why power lines fell across Tatau road
State-owned power supplier Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has launched a thorough investigation into why power lines fell across a road in Tatau, Bintulu Division, last Tuesday morning.
— Malay Mail

August exports seen rising to 2.5% on-year
Exports in August are expected to rise for the second month in a row, helped by a recovery in palm oil shipments and higher demand from China, a Reuters poll showed today.
— The Sun Daily

IBS shortage may impede supply of affordable housing
The government wants to use Industrialised Building System (IBS) technology to meet its 100,000 affordable housing units a year target over the next 10 years.
— The Sun Daily

Local equity market is on positive track, says Bursa CEO
The local equity market is on a positive track, especially for the small and mid-cap stocks, despite the current sideways performance of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI).
— The Sun Daily

Penang DTCAM denies involvement in organising concert
The Penang Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (DTCAM) have denied it is involved in the organisation of a concert highlighting Taiwanese artistes at the Spice Arena, Bayan Lepas near here scheduled on Sept 21.
— The Sun Daily

Burst water pipe maroons car in flood of water, causes jam in P.Jaya
A burst water pipe along Jalan Universiti in Petaling Jaya, caused a Proton Saga car to be stranded in a flood of water, while prompting congestion in several traffic flows.
— The Sun Daily

MMEA seizes fish, boats, 15HP engines worth RM500,000 in Miri waters
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained 10 crew members of a fishing boat from Sabah, including eight Filipinos while fishing in Miri waters at 4pm Tuesday.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia arrests six, seizes guns over elephant killing
Malaysian police arrested six men and seized guns Wednesday (Oct 2) in connection with the brutal killing of a Borneo pygmy elephant, whose body was found with more than 70 bullet wounds and its tusks removed.

Chances are there won’t be gaming tax hike in Budget 2020: Research firm
Gaming players are not expected to be hit with a tax hike in the upcoming Budget, but the risk still remains for numbers forecast operators (NFO), according to a report from Alliance DBS Research.
— The Sun Daily

TNB switches on LNG sector liberalisation process
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has entered into a third party access (TPA) arrangement for the maiden delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) via a trial cargo starting this month.
— The Sun Daily

Wee hits out at Pakatan for possible backtrack on GST
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has hit out Pakatan Harapan leaders for their attacks against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) prior to the 14th General Election.
— The Star Online

Maximum 24 months in backwages for sacked employees, court rules
Only Second Schedule of the Industrial Court Act which restricts wages to 24 months shall apply, says judge.
— FMT News

PH to meet tomorrow to discuss Tanjung Piai by-election
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership will meet in Muar tomorrow to discuss preparations for the Tanjung Piai by-election.
— The Sun Daily

DKKA formulated based on current security issues: Muhyiddin
The Security and Public Order Policy (DKKA) launched today is formulated based on the development of current global security issues, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Sun Daily

Translation and interpreting industry: Where is Malaysia in the scheme of things?
The world, especially the translation and interpreting fraternity, celebrates the International Translation Day on Sept 30 every year.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya must find ways to put more money in Malaysians’ pockets, says Gerakan
The federal government must look at increasing the people’s disposable income to spur the economy, Gerakan said today.
— Malay Mail

RAM Ratings sees sluggish August trade performance
RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) expects the growth performance of Malaysia’s exports and imports to remain sluggish at a respective -0.1 per cent and -6.4 per cent in August.
— The Sun Daily

DPM: More women suffering from heart disease in Malaysia
Malaysian women are increasingly affected by heart ailments that are the nation’s number one killer, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— Malay Mail

MOHR to meet US Embassy, rubber glove companies on the issue of forced labour
The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) will meet the officials from the United States Embassy and explain that action has been taken against the company following reports that the United States (US) has blocked the import of goods suspected to have been made with elements of forced labour from five countries including rubber gloves from.
— The Sun Daily

LPSVN chief auditor charged with approving RM17,600 for catering job to wife
A chief auditor of the National Visual Arts Development Board (LPSVN) was charged in the Sessions Court here today with using his position to approve payment of RM17,600 to his wife for a catering job three years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Other companies paying; Petronas adamantly ‘stubborn’
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has drawn the ire of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MP welcomes Sarawak’s own marine police
The state’s proposal to set up its own marine police has been given the thumbs up by former Home Affairs Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ling supports proposed act to protect rights of elderly
The proposed specific act to protect the rights and welfare of the elderly by Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has received positive feedback from the people here.
— The Borneo Post

Businessman loses RM136k in bogus deal
A businessman who was promised hefty profits for funding a road construction project, ended up losing RM136,000.
— The Star Online

Pekan Umno, 40 others fail to get stay in MACC forfeiture suit
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here dismissed on Thursday (Oct 3) a stay application by Pekan Umno and 40 others over a forfeiture suit filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against them.
— The Star Online

Kit Siang: Do all Malaysians feel ashamed ex-PM Najib listed as kleptocrat?
DAP leader Lim Kit Siang today asked if Malaysians shared his shame in seeing the country’s name tarnished by having former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak listed and compared online to top corrupt leaders globally of.
— Malay Mail

MCA Youth asks Pakatan MPs to sing ‘GST remix’ after Dr M says might bring back tax
MCA Youth has poked fun at Pakatan Harapan after the government announced it was prepared to study calls to reintroduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) if this was what the people wanted.
— The Star Online

Increasing heart disease prevalence among women since 2014
The prevalence of heart disease among women in Malaysia has been slowly catching up over the years, from 20% in 2014 to 22% in 2017.
— The Sun Daily

No need for a new national anthem, it’s a symbol of nationhood, says S’wak minister
There is no need for a new national anthem to replace Negaraku, which has been accepted and respected by Malaysians since the nation’s formation, says Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Star Online

Report: Source says Works Ministry, MoF have different highway toll proposals; Cabinet wants both to work together
he Cabinet yesterday tasked the Finance Ministry and Works Ministry — which had offered differing proposals on tackling highway tolls — to come together and come up with a new idea to solve the matter, a report citing.
— Malay Mail

Report: Leaked PT3 maths paper shared in online chat group
The Mathematics paper allegedly leaked ahead of the nationwide Form Three Assessment (PT3) tests was found in a chat group on the Telegram messaging service, according to a news report today.
— Malay Mail

Chong: No final decision on targeted subsidy for RON95, diesel
The federal Cabinet has yet to make a final decision on the proposed targeted subsidy for RON95 and diesel, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
— The Borneo Post

State Education Departments must investigate allegations of PT3 question leak: Ministry
The State Education Departments must investigate the allegations of a leak of the Form Three Assessment 3 (PT3) examination questions as spread on the WhatsApp application.
— The Sun Daily

LTAT’S record low dividend declared due to lower net profit
The lowest ever dividend payout of 2% declared by Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera’s (LTAT) for the financial year 2018 was due to a lower net profit of RM221 million in 2018 despite achieving a gross income of RM423 million.
— The Sun Daily


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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Teachers’ Day, October 5.


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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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