Malaysia morning news for September 2

Malaysia morning news for September 2
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MTUC proposes RM500 cost of living allowance, higher retirement age
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has proposed an immediate introduction of a RM500 minimum monthly cost of living allowance (COLA) for all workers and to increase the mandatory retirement age to 65 in its Budget 2020 proposals.
— The Sun Daily

Fixed and mobile broadband services set to drive Malaysian telecom growth
The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Malaysia is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of two per cent between 2018 and 2023, according to new findings.
— Channel NewsAsia

HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India
Malaysia’s halal cosmetics and personal care products are in great demand in India despite the slower sales growth recorded in 2018, said Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC).
— Malay Mail

Suhakam: Use multidimensional index to measure poverty rate in Malaysia
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) strongly recommends the use of Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in the future five-year development plans for the calculation of the poverty rate in Malaysia.
— The Star Online

Eight-metre long buses begin operations today
The experimental project for the eight-metre long buses on route T300 between the Ampang Point and Bukit Indah hub which began today saw an average of 10 passengers.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Petronas named most attractive employer in Malaysia
Oil and gas giant Petronas has been named by Randstad as the most attractive employer in Malaysia for 2019, the second time the company has secured the top spot. Petronas is ranked among the largest corporations on the FORTUNE Global 500 and has a head count of 48,000.
— HRM Asia

Malaysia trade set for boost
The government is stepping up efforts to remove hurdles to cross-border trade between Thailand and Malaysia as the Commerce Ministry will host a business matching event for entrepreneurs of the two countries next month to boost bilateral trade.
— Bangkok Post

From Jakarta to East Kalimantan: Will Malaysia benefit from Indonesia’s new capital?
Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo or Jokowi, has proposed for East Kalimantan, the richest and most bustling of the five provinces, to replace Jakarta as the country’s new capital.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s leading indicators point to continued growth
Malaysia’s economy remains on an upward track, analysts opine in a monthly economic review, while the industrial performance index (IPI) performance is set to continue expanding but at a moderated pace in the second half of 2019 (2H19).
— The Borneo Post

Dr M shares view on what a national airline means for Malaysia
The days where there is a national airline for every country is over, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic).
— The Star Online

Malaysia marks 62nd Independence Day with grandeur
Malaysia held a grand celebration here to mark the 62nd anniversary of the country’s independence on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia’s first vegan outlet on a mission with passion
When you first hear the name “Vegan District”, you’d be forgiven if you imagined an area with at least a few vegan outlets. Not so, you’ll soon find out.

Labour party says no-deal legislation will be tabled Tuesday
The Labour Party will spend next week figuring out how to prevent a no-deal Brexit plan without parliamentary approval.
— FMT News

PSM: Giving handouts and subsidies won’t address poverty, addressing discrimination will
The Pakatan Harapan government must revise its methods of addressing poverty across the country, says Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member Sharan Raj.
— The Star Online

MCPF calls for setting up of commission to review drug-related policies
The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) today called for the setting up of a special commission to review drug-related policies to bring about more relevant reforms and changes.
— The Borneo Post

Taxman says lowering donation reporting threshold to RM1,000 in bid to curb abuse
A new rule for local non-profit groups to report the personal information of donors giving more than RM1,000 per year instead of RM5,000 previously is aimed at countering abuses, the Inland Revenue Board explained.
— Malay Mail

Umno sec-gen disputes report claiming Hishammuddin probed for meeting Dr M
Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has cautioned against a report today claiming that Sembrong division chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is being investigated by the party’s disciplinary board.
— Malay Mail

Trader investigates ‘weird smell’, shocked to find body in drain
A woman was shocked to find a body in a drain after she went to investigate a weird smell that several other traders at the morning market at Jalan Anggerik Mokara complained about on Sunday (Sept 1).
— The Star Online

Maal Hijrah 1441H celebration brings message of developed Malaysia with strong unity
With the theme “Negara Rahmah Ummah Sejahtera”, this year’s Maal Hijrah 1441H / 2019M celebration carries the message on efforts to make Malaysia a developed country, but with unity and solidarity still a priority.
— Malay Mail

Work together to tackle mental health issue: Expert
All parties need to work together as a society to tackle mental health issues via prevention and early detection, said a lecturer of the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Dr Nicholas Pang Tze Ping.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak yearns for sustainable development
Sarawak, which was under the British colonial rule until July 22, 1963, reminiscences the dark moment of the pain in people’s lives which proves the importance and value of independence.
— The Sun Daily

High tide: No overflow reported yet in Selangor
The situation along the coastline of Selangor is still under control and no overflowing of sea water has been reported due to the high tide phenomenon which occurred early today.
— The Sun Daily

Education minister sets sights on tackling plagiarism, sexual harassment in universities
Issues of alleged plagiarism and sexual harassment in Malaysia’s tertiary learning institutions will be addressed, Education Minister Maszlee Malik has said.
— Malay Mail

New Malaysia originates from meaning of ‘hijrah’: Wan Azizah
The New Malaysia concept originated from the meaning of ‘hijrah’, with Malaysians joining hands in rejecting practitioners and supporters of corruption, kleptocracy and nepotism, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s indigenous tribes fight for ancestral land and rights in a modern world
It was a Saturday afternoon, and garbage compactor trucks were rolling into the 4.9ha solid waste landfill at Muadzam Shah in Pahang’s Rompin district to dump their contents.

Three held over false bomb threat at Penang Airport
Police arrested three people, including an Indonesian woman, yesterday for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the Penang International Airport (LTAPP) on Aug 9.
— Malay Mail

Limelight on August 31 newborns
Each year, Aug 31 is not only synonymous with the excitement of the National Day celebrations, but is also a memorable day for parents welcoming their babies.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Alleged animal abuse by ‘fortune tellers’ at Miri shopping mall angers animal activists
Animal activists and nature lovers are angered by a group of China traders who they alleged are abusing wild birds as a tool for their so-called ‘fortune-telling’ business at a popular shopping mall here.
— The Borneo Post

Paralympian does Sabah proud with golden jump, says state Sports Minister
Sabah is elated with paralympian Jonathan Wong Kar Gee’s “gold” winning performance at the Handisport Open World Grand Prix Para Athletic Tournament in Paris on National Day.
— The Star Online

Migrate towards building a developed country with strong unity: Agong
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today called on Malaysians to “migrate” towards building a developed country with strong unity and harmony as its base in conjunction with the Maal Hijrah 1441H celebration.
— The Sun Daily

Who will be M’sia’s last hurdle?
The draw to determine which team will be Malaysia’s last hurdle to Tokyo, will be answered on Sept 9 at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Media company apologises for mixing up Sarawak, Sabah on national day show
A media company has apologised over a misleading prop which labelled Sarawak as Sabah and vice versa in a special Merdeka Day programme yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Water shortage at Sg Buloh prison hits detainees
Lawyer Hannan Ishak says prisoners are only allowed half a glass of water every day and some are refusing to eat in order not to go to the toilet.
— FMT News

Boy succumbs to injuries after being knocked down by car at Jalan Kpg Sindang in Samarahan
A night of cycling turned tragic for a group of boys when one of them was knocked down by a car at Jalan Kampung Sindang in Samarahan around 10.30pm last night.
— The Borneo Post

Elderly man and woman arrested for installing flags upside down
Police today arrested two individuals for placing the Jalur Gemilang and Kedah flags upside down at their premises in Jalan Pandak Mayah here.
— The Sun Daily

Wee: Focus on a mayor’s duty, not his political affiliation
Newly-appointed Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng today declined to give a direct answer whether he is a member of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP).
— The Borneo Post

Ratify the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, says Sukaham
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has repeated its call for the government to ratify the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
— Malay Mail

Maruti Suzuki’s car sales decline 33% in August
Car sales continue to drop in India as Maruti Suzuki reports a 33% decline in sales.
— FMT News

Sultan Mizan calls for more jawi, khat empowerment programmes in Terengganu
Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin today called for programmes to enhance public awareness and empower Jawi script and khat calligraphy to be intensified in the state.
— Malay Mail

Govt aiming to work with malls to promote unity
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy is aiming to collaborate with malls in an effort to promote unity among Malaysians.
— The Star Online

Perak Sultan singles out leaders for fanning racial flames
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah today criticised a handful of people, including leaders, who would compete to demonstrate their ego to the extent of lowering their self-esteem for the sake of gaining influence and political support.
— The Sun Daily

Indonesia’s planned capital shift highlights foresight of Putrajaya
Indonesia’s bid to create a new administrative centre in East Kalimantan to relieve pressure on the country’s capital of Jakarta is fresh vindication of Malaysia’s similar creation of Putrajaya in the 1990s.
— Malay Mail


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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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