Malaysia morning news for September 6

Malaysia morning news for September 6
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Malaysia cannot easily accept some of investigation team’s findings on MH17: Mahathir
Malaysia cannot “easily accept” some of the findings of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Dr M: Malaysia not threatened by Chinese, US military presence in region
Malaysia does not feel threatened by the US plans to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region or by Chinese warships there, but it is worried about potential accidents, the country’s prime minister.
— Malay Mail

MMEA seizes 42.5 tonnes of fish, foreign fishing vessels near Tanjung Sirik in Mukah
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak region has seized a total of 42.5 tonnes of fish following the detention of four foreign fishing vessels near Tanjung Sirik in Mukah on Sept 3.
— The Borneo Post

India raises import tax on Malaysian refined palm oil by 5%
India has raised the tax on refined palm oil from Malaysia to 50% from 45% for six months to curb imports and boost local refining.
— The Sun Daily

Direct flight from Malaysia to Zhengzhou carries 20 tons of durian
A direct flight from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Zhengzhou in China arrived on August 27th, 2019. The airplane carried a 20-ton shipment of refrigerated, whole Musang King durian from Malaysia.
— Fresh Plaza

Sabah expected to release blueprint on state digitalisation this year
The Sabah Ministry of Education and Innovation is expected to release the state digitalisation blueprint this year to spearhead its economy into the digital era, its minister Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob said today.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s top supermarket chain bans ‘palm-oil-free’ products, government urges others to follow
Malaysia’s biggest supermarket chain Mydin has removed products labelled palm-oil-free from its stores, its top executive said on Thursday (Sep 5), as part of a campaign by the world’s second-largest producer of the oil to protect the commodity’s image at home and abroad.

Anti-Malaysia rage follows Harimau Malaya’s win in Jakarta stadium
Malaysian football fans were pelted with metal objects and water bottles after Harimau Malaya edged Indonesia 3-2 in a World Cup qualifier match at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta tonight.

SME Bank: RM30b in financing approved to date
Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Bhd (SME Bank) has approved RM30 billion in financing to more than 17,000 SMEs to date.
— The Sun Daily

Banking asset quality remains strong despite higher GIL
The Malaysian banking system’s asset quality remained strong despite higher gross impaired loan ratio (GIL), according to RAM Ratings.
— The Sun Daily

Azmin: Joint Malaysia-Russia Commission to elevate trade, investments between both countries
The reactivation of the Joint Malaysia-Russia Commission for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (ESTC), which will hold its inaugural meeting on the sidelines of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).
— Malay Mail

State eyes Digital Penang Corporation to oversee smart city initiatives
The state government here is planning to set up an umbrella body called the Digital Penang Corporation (DPC) to coordinate its various smart city initiatives, said exco member Jagdeep Singh Deo.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia keen in Russia’s space tech, says report
Malaysia has shown a keen interest in having access to Russian technologies, including in the space industry, reported Moscow-based news agency, Sputnik.
— Malay Mail

Najib’s ex-aide denies RM3.3mil in his account was a reward from Jho Low
A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied that some US$800,000 (RM3.36mil) was deposited into his foreign bank account as a reward from fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho.
— The Star Online

Malaysia Aug palm stocks set to hit 13-month low: Survey
Malaysian palm oil stockpiles are forecast to fall for a sixth straight month in August to the lowest in more than a year, as stronger exports outpace a slight rise in output, a Reuters survey showed.
— The Sun Daily

Penang manufacturers want computer classes in primary school syllabus ‘now’
The Penang branch of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) today urged Putrajaya to introduce computer classes into the syllabus of primary schools without delay.
— Malay Mail

ASMC: Hotspots on Borneo rise to 459 in 24 hours, western Sarawak to see haze
The air quality in western Sarawak has deteriorated this morning as the number of hotspots on Borneo shot up by more than three folds yesterday in the span of just 24 hours.
— The Borneo Post

Analysts cut KLCI, earnings forecasts after muted Q2
Analysts have cut the FBM KLCI and corporate earnings forecasts on the back of disappointing second-quarter (Q2) results.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian fashion firm to seek Nasdaq listing
E’S Closet International wants to be listed in the US as it wants the brand to be international, says its chief marketing officer
— FMT News

Proposal to stop pension scheme still under study – DPM
The proposal to terminate the Public Service Pensions Scheme for new appointments from next year is still being studied, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Borneo Post

Not compulsory for Muslims to participate in inter-faith prayers, says Jakim
It is not compulsory (tidak diharuskan) for Muslims to participate in inter-faith joint prayers, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
— The Star Online

1MDB trial: Jho Low a ‘master manipulator’, able to sell ice to Eskimos
A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak today described Low Taek Jho as a “master manipulator” who was very effective in getting people to do what he wants.
— Malay Mail

Three in 10 young Malaysians fall victim to online bullying: Unicef
Three in 10 young Malaysians have been victims of online bullying that affected their education and social life, with the majority experiencing it through private messaging applications.A
— The Sun Daily

Comprehensive study on Gojek a must, says FT Minister
A comprehensive study must be conducted before any decision on Gojek can be made, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
— The Star Online

Heng Huat set to become largest coconut fibre player in Malaysia
Heng Huat Resources Group Bhd is poised to become the single largest market leader in the Malaysian coconut fibre segment with the acquisition of a 97% stake in Sabut Kelapa Terengganu Sdn Bhd (SKT) for RM200,000 cash.
— The Sun Daily

G25: Dismissal of SIS fatwa application contrary to Federal Constitution
The G25 has called the High Court’s recent decision to dismiss an application by Sisters In Islam (SIS) challenging a decision of the Selangor Fatwa Committee as retrogressive, against high judicial precedent and contrary to the Federal Constitution.
— The Star Online

Start distributing water to Kanowit residents affected by low water supply, authorities urged
More than 7,000 residents in the Kanowit area are affected by low water supply which has been ongoing for more than a week.
— The Borneo Post

Lotte Chemical’s US shale gas project kick-starts operations
Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd (LCT) said its shale gas project in the US already commenced operations last month.The project is a 40:60 joint venture investment between LCT and South Korea’s Lotte Chemical Corp (LCC) with a total investment capital of US$3.1 billion (RM13 billion).
— The Sun Daily

Universities can boost national intergration among students: Sabah CM
Universities are where the spirit of national integration and unity among the races can be fostered, according to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Sun Daily

Special service campaign on certain Toyota models
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a special service campaign that involves replacement of the airbag inflator of certain Toyota models sold by the company.
— The Star Online

DBKU Datuk Bandar Junaidi: Include MPP in joint-committee of MBKS, DBKU councillors
Kuching North City Commission’s (DBKU) new Datuk Bandar Datu Junaidi Reduan supports setting up a joint committee comprising councillors and commissioners from Kuching South City Council (MBKS) and DBKU, adding that it should also include the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP).
— The Borneo Post

Three areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API as at 9am
Miri, Sri Aman and Samarahan have recorded an unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) as of 9am today.
— Malay Mail

Rights groups voice concern over proposed hate speech law
Amid calls for a law to deal with hate speech, there are concerns that such an enactment could infringe upon freedom of expression.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya enforces new bauxite mining rules for Pahang
The federal government announced today the enforcement of a new standard operating procedure for bauxite mining in Pahang, promising more stringent regulation of the industry.
— Malay Mail

Strong exports data lifts Ringgit in early trading
The ringgit was higher against the US dollar in the early trading today as market sentiment for the local note was lifted by the country’s strong exports data.
— The Sun Daily

Bomba: 49 wildfire cases recorded in Sarawak within 5 days
The state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) has recorded a total of 49 bush, forest and peat soil fire cases throughout the state between Sep 1 and 7am this morning, “Yesterday (Sep 4) recorded the highest number of bush, forest and peat soil fire cases with 19 cases,” the department said in a statement.
— The Borneo Post

Maiden docking of shipping vessel drives Sabah’s hopes of being Rotterdam of the East
Sabah’s hope of becoming the Rotterdam of the East is taking shape with the maiden docking of container vessel 17224 DWT MV Danum 172 at the purpose-built Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Container Terminal in Lahad Datu.
— The Star Online

CM seeks law review in bid to consolidate Sarawak ports
Four ports under the authority of the state government are in the plans for upgrading, to be equipped with modern technology to boost the import and export industry in the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari.
— Malay Mail

ProjekMM video editor robbed at Dengkil ATM
A video editor with ProjekMM was robbed while making a withdrawal at an automated teller machine (ATM) near Kampung Jenderam Hilir at Dengkil yesterday and forced to empty out his savings account.
— Malay Mail

Tok Mat: Political parties should remain under purview of ROS, not EC
Political parties should remain under the purview of the Registrar of Societies and not under the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC), says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
— The Star Online

Let MACC probe into Salcra GM, senior officers professionally: Uggah
All quarters have been asked to let the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) professionally carry out their investigation into the alleged corruption involving a Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) general manager and senior officers.
— The Sun Daily

G25: Ruling in SIS fatwa case a big step backwards, contradicts Federal Court’s decision
The High Court took a huge step backwards with its recent decision that it has no power to hear a challenge against the constitutionality of a fatwa or religious edict, pro-moderation group G25 said today.
— Malay Mail

MCMC tells public to report inclusions in WhatsApp group sharing porn
Members of the public and media workers added into WhatsApp groups containing illegal content such as pornography can submit screenshots to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
— Malay Mail

Operator of archery club FB page apologises to Econsave over false Bumi boycott claim
The person managing the Seri Iskandar Archery Club Facebook page has apologised for and withdrawn remarks claiming Econsave Cash and Carry Sdn Bhd had banned Bumiputera products in its stores.
— Malay Mail

PSD, PSC merger in the works: DG
There is a plan to merge the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) as one organisation, according to PSD director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.
— The Sun Daily

Information on cross-border kidnappers, criminals obtained every week: Sabah police
Police get information on the movement of cross-border kidnapping and criminal gangs almost every week, according to Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.
— The Sun Daily

DESB bags new Petronas Carigali contract
A Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd (Dayang) unit has won a new contract for the maintenance of offshore structure from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Pahang to set up Department of Women
The state government will set up a Department of Women to help increase the participation of Pahang women in development programmes especially in rural areas.
— The Sun Daily

Jail sentence shows discrimination rife in shariah legal system, says MP
Women’s rights activist Maria Chin Abdullah says sentencing Naza World group executive chairman’s ex-wife to 7 days’ jail for violating visitation rights is a ‘total disgrace to judicial system’.
— FMT News

KKIFF returns for its 10th film festival in Malaysia
The Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (KKIFF) returns for its 10th instalment as the longest-running independent film festival in Malaysia with movie screenings from around the world.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian-produced sci-fi flick ‘Color Out Of Space’ premieres at Toronto film festival
Malaysian-produced science-fiction horror movie, ‘Colour Out Of Space’, will premiere at the Midnight Madness section of the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held from 5 to 15 September.

Issue of bringing ‘excitement’ does not exist in gymnastics: MSN DG
The definition of ‘excite’ has never existed in gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics and should not be the basis in sports development policy, said National Sports Council (MSN) director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail.
— The Sun Daily



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