Malaysia morning news for September 18

Malaysia morning news for September 18
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Malaysia de-industrialising too soon, too fast, says Guan Eng
The finance minister says the manufacturing sector is being replaced by the low-value traditional services sector.
— FMT News

Putrajaya buys surveillance aircraft to map Sarawak forests, wildlife
Minister says the RM35 million aircraft is part of Putrajaya’s effort to protect forests and wildlife in the country.
— FMT News

We are not against selling MAS to foreigners: Mahathir
The government will not rule out the possibility of selling beleaguered Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) to foreign takers, if the price is right, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M confident Malaysia can ride out global recession
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed confidence that the country can weather what appears to be a looming global recession, saying there are people who know some ways.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s anti-corruption structures stronger now, says integrity chief
Strong structures have been set up to fight corruption in Malaysia ever since Pakatan Harapan took over the government, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today.
— Malay Mail

Reshuffle will not happen during my time, says Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has put to bed any rumours of a possible cabinet reshuffle, claiming it will not happen during his tenure as the Prime Minister.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Govt to sell assets to help pay off debts
The government is looking at raising funds by selling some of its assets to help get the country’s financial situation back on track, says the Prime Minister.
— The Star Online

Malaysia aims to stop terrorists from crossing borders
Malaysia’s new immigration system will incorporate mechanisms to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from crossing its borders.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Govt still looking at solutions for troubled Malaysia Airlines
The government is still looking at solutions for troubled Malaysia Airlines Bhd, which is majority-owned by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. “It’s not easy we have done a lot.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian property market set to see uptick next year: Analyst
The Malaysian property market, which has been lacklustre for the past few years, may see an uptick next year as housing demand remains strong, said PropertyGuru CEO Hari V. Krishnan.
— The Sun Daily

First report of reddish brown spot disease on red-fleshed dragon fruit in Malaysia
Scientists of University Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia) have detected firstly the reddish brown spot disease on dragon fruit in Malaysia.
— Fresh Plaza

Report: Putrajaya to open Sabah-Sarawak link road by end 2019
Works Minister Baru Bian has announced that the contract for a new road to link Sarawak and Sabah will be open for tender before the end of this year.
— Malay Mail

Dr Xavier: Groundwater for S’wak on its way, special plane for documenting wildlife to be funded by fed govt
The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will be working together with the Sarawak government to develop groundwater in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Masing: Bid to restore equal partner status to S’wak did not fail, Putrajaya in midst of review
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing disagrees with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when the latter said the bid to restore Sarawak’s equal partner status in Parliament in April, failed.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign funds turn net buyers on Bursa last week, RM192.1m net mopped up
Foreign funds turned net buyers on Bursa Malaysia last week after eight straight weeks of selling, according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

Oil & gas counters on the rise, tracking Brent’s surge
Oil and gas counters on Bursa Malaysia are on the rise following two attacks on Saudi Arabia’s facilities on Saturday.
— The Sun Daily

Gobind: Instill patriotism, reject incitement, slander and corruption to foster unity among all Malaysians
Malaysians must instil the spirit of patriotism and reject all elements of incitement, slander and corruption that can disrupt national harmony, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said.
— Malay Mail

Malaysians have the responsibility to uphold unity: Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants Malaysians to realise their responsibility to uphold unity and the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity for the country’s stability and progress.
— The Sun Daily

No report yet on FGV’s subsidiaries involvement in open burning
FGV Holdings Bhd has not received any report of its subsidiaries involvement in open burning in Indonesia that has contributed to the haze affecting the region, its group chief executive officer, Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan said.
— The Sun Daily

Largest Pentecostal Night in S’wak witnesses new wave of revival
The recently concluded Pentecostal Night, the largest event of its kind in Sarawak, could be summarised as a new wave of revival, opined its organising chairman Dato Janang Bungsu.
— The Borneo Post

KNM awarded RM53.27m contract in Thailand
KNM Group Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd (KNMPS) has bagged a US$12.74 million (RM53.27 million) contract from PSS Netherlands BV Sharjah Branch.
— The Sun Daily

MetMalaysia: Cloud seeding for Kuching, Sri Aman to start this week if weather permits
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) is expected to conduct cloud seeding operations in Sarawak at the end of the week in a bid to lessen the effects of the worsening haze, especially in Sri Aman and Kuching.
— The Borneo Post

Up to 30pc in eye infection cases since haze began, says Health Ministry
The Health Ministry today disclosed that the number of patients seeking treatment for eye infections nationwide have risen between 20 and 30 per cent in the last one month.
— Malay Mail

UKM hospital clarifies man filmed in domestic assault no longer staff
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital (HCTM UKM) today acknowledged that a man caught on film attacking his ex-wife and her father earlier this month was a former staff member.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak will always be in Malaysia, says CM
Sarawak will always be in Malaysia and problems that may arise will be resolved in the family spirit through the MA63 Special Cabinet Steering Committee, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Termination of merger won’t derail Digi’s efforts in collaborating with ecosystem
The termination of Telenor ASA and Axiata Group Bhd’s proposed merger will not derail Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd’s efforts at collaborating with its ecosystem, especially in the area of 5G.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian on trial for murdering supervisor at Singapore ferry terminal, stealing her jewellery to fund his wedding
The young cleaner was desperate for money to pay for his upcoming wedding, so he stabbed his supervisor to death at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal with a pair of grass cutters and stole her gold jewellery, the court heard.
— Malay Mail

Seberang Prai to become low carbon city
Having been upgraded to city status on Sept 16, Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) is now making its way towards becoming a low carbon city by 2022.
— The Sun Daily

Amanah leader doubts PAS-Umno’s race, religion appeal will resonate in Malaysia
PAS and Umno’s ethnoreligious focus on Malay-Muslims is unlikely to gain traction in Malaysia that has grown more progressive, Amanah’s Datuk Seri Dzulkelfy Ahmad claimed today.
— Malay Mail

PH aims to cut legs out from under GPS by taking control of community leaders, says analyst
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s move to take control of the appointment of community leaders in Sarawak is part of its strategy to wrest power from the state’s ruling coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), a political analyst said.
— The Borneo Post

RON97 price expected to go up: Petrol dealers group
Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia president Datuk Khairul Annuar Abdul Aziz said consumers, particularly those using the higher grade RON97 fuel, would be the ones most affected by recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities, but said the effect would not be immediate.
— The Sun Daily

MP proposes legislation to haul up local parties contributing to pollution overseas
On a day when two Malaysian cities purportedly earned the dubious honour of having the worst air quality in the world, a member of Parliament has put forth a suggestion that could help prosecute parties contributing to the haze.
— The Sun Daily

Air quality in S’wak town reaches hazardous level of 367
Air quality in several areas in the country continued to deteriorate today, with Sri Aman in Sarawak hitting the hazardous level on the Air Pollutant Index (API).
— The Sun Daily

Dr M says fixing wealth inequality priority to prevent violence
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said his Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s topmost priority is to mend the economic and financial gap among the races and between the urban and rural people.
— Malay Mail

M’sians should live up to Rukun Negara aspirations: Anas Zubedy
Malaysians should live up to the true meaning and aspirations behind the Rukun Negara, which was formed in 1970 to be the backbone of unity among the multiracial and multicultural population, says moderation advocate Anas Zubedy (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Instill patriotism, reject sedition, slander, corruption: Gobind Singh
Malaysians must instil the spirit of patriotism and reject all elements of sedition, slander and corruption that can disrupt national harmony, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily



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