Malaysia morning news for September 13

Malaysia morning news for September 13

Malaysia morning news

Petronas wants govt to provide incentives for maritime industry to promote cleaner fuel
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) hopes to convince the government to provide incentives as a move to support the utilisation of cleaner fuels in the maritime industry, Vice President LNG marketing and trading, Ahmad Adly Alias said.
— The Borneo Post

Retail research firm cuts 2019 retail sales forecast to 4.4%
Independent retail research firm Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) has revised downward its retail sale growth forecast for 2019 to 4.4%, from 4.9% estimated in June 2019, after retail sales for the second quarter came below market expectation.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians required to pay additional visa charge of RM350 to perform umrah
Malaysians going to perform the umrah will be imposed an additional visa charge of RM350 (300 Riyal) each as announced by the Saudi Arabia government yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Media should be free to report the truth, says Malaysia’s communications minister
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said on Thursday (Sep 12) that it is important to have media that are free to report the truth, even if it may be in the form of criticism of the government.

BNM keeps key interest rate at 3%, warns of downside risks from trade spat
As expected, Bank Negara Malaysia has decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3% at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting today.
— The Sun Daily

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Skill shortages, job mismatches may seriously affect economy: Kula
Skill shortages and job mismatches among employees in Malaysia could lead to serious repercussions if left unremedied, says Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.
— The Sun Daily

Penang tells schools to stop all outdoor activities as haze hits 137
The Penang state government has directed schools and sports organisations to stop all outdoor activities in view of the haze.
— The Star Online

Govt stands firm on abolishing fake news law, Sedition Act
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong also says Suhakam will be given more power to protect human rights in the country.
— FMT News

Petronas to provide LNG bunkering early next year
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is ready to provide commercial liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services by January 1, 2020, in support of the government’s ambition towards making Malaysia a bunkering hub, said vice president LNG marketing and trading Ahmad Adly Alias.
— The Borneo Post

UK and Malaysia join hands in tackling plastic pollution
HRH Prince Edward Earl of Wessex lends voice to the ongoing campaign to tackle plastic pollution, honours zero waste champions as Commonwealth Points of Light.
— Gov.UK

China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said today after meeting Malaysia’s foreign minister.
— Malay Mail

China’s love for durians ‘next big threat’ to Malaysian rainforest, expert warns
Soaring Chinese demand for durians is turning into the next big threat to Malaysia’s depleted rainforest, a conservation expert said today.

Think tank predicts budget cuts after warning of economic slowdown
A think tank today predicted cuts in the budget for 2020 when it is tabled in Parliament next month, following the forecast by Moody’s Investors Service of a slowdown in economic growth for the next two years.

Penang restricts outdoor activities as air quality reaches unhealthy level
The Penang state government has ordered the cancellation of all outdoor activities and sports in view of the worsening haze situation in the state.
— Malay Mail

World Bank: Malaysia needs a fiscal buffer for all possible contingencies
There is a need for Malaysia to create a fiscal buffer to address any contingency, said World Bank Group (WBG) Representative to Malaysia and Country Manager Firas Raad.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry: Revenue from international students expected to grow to RM15.6b
The average expenditure of an international student in Malaysia is about RM46,000 per annum and will increase to RM88,000 per annum if family members come along too, said Education Ministry secretary-general, Datuk Mohd Ghazali.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia condemns Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan
Malaysia has strongly condemned the statement by Benjamin Netanyahu (pix) on the Israeli government’s plan to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory of West Bank.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian furniture sector a winner amid US-China trade war
The Malaysian furniture sector appears to be emerging as a clear winner of the trade diversion arising from the US-China trade war, but share prices of furniture stocks remain lacklustre.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian man escapes gallows over death of teenage girl
A 29-year-old man has escaped the gallows over the death of a teenage girl after his murder charge was reduced by the Malaysian Court of Appeal on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia

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What Malaysia Can Teach America’s Aging Leadership
The country’s 94-year-old prime minister offers lessons for the array of 70-somethings running for the presidency.
— The Atlantic

Putrajaya aims to organise Home Ownership Campaign to attract Chinese house buyers
Putrajaya is looking at organising a Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) either in China or Hong Kong, to attract Chinese buyers to come and invest in the local property market, which is cheaper by comparison, said Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.
— The Sun Daily

See: State govt should set up State Sovereign Wealth Fund for petroleum related projects
Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has applauded the Sarawak government for initiating the Sarawak Petchem Methanol project in Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu to transform the town into a petrochemical hub with a future downstream value-added integrated petrochemical complex.
— The Borneo Post

Suhakam wants Putrajaya to unmask selectors of its commissioners
The public should know the five people responsible for shortlisting candidates to be part of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), sitting commissioner Jerald Joseph said today.
— Malay Mail

Met Dept starts cloud-seeding exercises in S’wak to combat haze
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) is now conducting cloud-seeding exercises in Sarawak in an effort to combat the haze.
— The Star Online

Renewed call to ban vaping, e-cigarettes in Malaysia
The previous Cabinet had rejected a Health Ministry proposal to ban vaping and e-cigarettes four years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Road safety guidelines for motorcycle delivery service workers in the works: Mahfuz
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health will issue road safety guidelines for service delivery workers using motorcycles, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar (pix) said yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Cabinet discussing ways to manage haze situation: Mahathir
The Cabinet today discussed ways to manage the ongoing haze situation that has blanketed several parts of the country, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Putrajaya mulling larger deficit in 2020 to guard against global slowdown
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government could forego its deficit reduction target for 2020 and increase spending in an attempt to shore up the Malaysian economy against fallout from the US-China trade war, government sources.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia condemns Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan
Malaysia has strongly condemned the statement by Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli government’s plan to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory of West Bank.
— Malay Mail

Tadmax’s power plant project gets govt go-ahead
Tadmax Resources Bhd has received the government’s nod to proceed with its power plant project in Pulau Indah, Selangor.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign investors turn sellers of Malaysian debt in August
Foreign investors turned net sellers of Malaysia’s debt securities in August, as total foreign holdings fell by a marginal RM100 million or 0.05% month-on-month to RM188.2 billion, from RM188.3 billion in July, reversing the inflow seen in the previous two months.
— The Sun Daily

Constitution does not specify Islam as exclusively Sunni and Shafie, Suhakam rep says
The definition of Islam according to the Federal Constitution should be left broad and not confined to any one interpretation for the sake of a peaceful co-existence, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said.
— Malay Mail

Sabah think tank wants time frame for return of revenue owed
Sabah continues to be poor and underdeveloped, unlike the peninsula, despite being rich in natural resources, says Institute for Development Studies Sabah.
— FMT News

Six charged with forging and selling citizenship documents
Six people, including an National Registration Department (NRD) assistant director, were slapped with 32 charges at a Sessions Court here related to falsifying Malaysian birth certificates and identity cards and selling them to foreigners.
— The Star Online

Group demands jail time for engineer behind deadly 2017 Penang landslide
The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) has called for an engineer and his firm to be handed prison terms instead of RM40,000 fines over a fatal landslide that killed 11 workers in 2017.
— Malay Mail

Important to have media free to report the truth: Gobind
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) today spoke of the importance of having media that is free to report the truth, “even if it may be in the form of criticism of the government”.
— The Sun Daily

150 or 1,000? FT minister and Najib spar online over Ummah rally buntings
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad came under fire from Datuk Seri Najib Razak for claiming that Umno had not applied for the number of buntings it wanted to use to promote the Muslim Unity Rally here this weekend.
— Malay Mail

Penang NRD assistant director claims trial to faking and selling MyKad to Chinese nationals
Mohd Faizul Arifin from the National Registration Department (NRD) and five other people today were today hit with a 32 charges of falsifying Malaysian birth certificates and identity cards (MyKad) and selling these.
— Malay Mail

MetMalaysia carrying out cloud seeding operations over Sarawak’s skies to fight haze
A cloud seeding operation will be carried out today to lessen the effects of the ongoing haze situation in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

‘Review CPI before deciding on minimum wage’
The government will have to review how the consumer price index (CPI) is measured before deciding on a new minimum wage for 2021, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

MACC offers to station senior officer in Sabah CM’s office
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has offered to station a senior officer at the Sabah Chief Minister’s office as part of its efforts to curb corrupt practices.
— The Sun Daily

Better understanding recipe for interracial unity
Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) director Distinguished Professor Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin once asked his students to list 10 things related to the Indian community and he was shocked when tosai (thin pancake made of rice and lentil batter) came out tops.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah Parks investigating damage to coral reefs
Sabah Parks views seriously the destruction of coral reefs at the Tun Mustapha Park near Kalampunian Island in Kudat waters, caused by a stranded cargo vessel.
— The Sun Daily

#AmpunTuanku movement on but will Permaisuri Agong return to Twitter?
Malaysians have launched a Twitter campaign for Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah to reactivate her account that she terminated due to toxic comments.
— Malay Mail

Impiana Hotels sells Cherating properties
Impiana Hotels Bhd is disposing of 146 units of serviced suites in Cherating to Silver Max Asia Pacific Labuan Ltd for RM146 million.
— The Sun Daily

Ex-IGP asks for probe on critical comments about Queen’s postings
Former Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan (pix) has called on the police to investigate the critical comments about the postings made by Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah on Twitter.
— The Sun Daily

Man found dead in car at Kuching International Airport parking lot
A 48-year-old man was found dead in the parking lot of Kuching International Airport (KIA) last night. According to the state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Operations Centre (PGO), the man was first discovered by the auxiliary police, who were making their rounds in the parking lot.
— The Borneo Post

Kit Siang: Release raw data for accurate poverty research in Malaysia, quit ‘feel-good numbers’ approach
The federal government must provide primary data for poverty research in Malaysia and move away from releasing manicured figures that appear good on paper but do not reflect reality, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said today.
— Malay Mail

Gobind: Malaysia well-positioned in SE Asia for AI research and development
Malaysia, uniquely located at the heart of Southeast Asia, is well-positioned to be a leader of research in and development of the ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh.
— Malay Mail

Budget hotels expect higher occupancy rate
The Sabah Hotel Association (SHA) is upbeat about a higher occupancy rate for the rest of the year.
— The Borneo Post

Senior Penang NRD officer among 20 arrested over fraudulent issuance of citizenship to foreigners
A senior officer of the Penang National Registration Department (NRD) was among 20 people arrested by police in a swoop against a syndicate specialising in selling Malaysian identification documents to foreigners especially Chinese nationals for between RM100,000 and RM600,000.
— The Sun Daily

RM7.5m contractor deal for Metronic
Metronic Global Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Metronic Engineering Sdn Bhd (MESB) has been appointed the contractor for a RM7.48 million system works job of a mixed development project in Kuala Lumpur.
— The Sun Daily

Former deputy executive chairman of shipping company found guilty of insider trading
A former deputy executive chairman of Malaysian Merchant Marine Berhad was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison and fined RM9 million by the sessions court here today after pleading guilty to three counts of insider trading.
— The Sun Daily



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