Malaysia morning news for July 3

Malaysia morning news for July 3
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Malaysia morning newsCivil Aviation Authority of Malaysia suspends Pakistani licence holders in Malaysia
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) is temporarily suspending Pakistani licence holders who are currently employed in Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to take legal action against EU over palm oil campaign
The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities will file legal action against the European Union over alleged discriminatory anti-palm oil campaign through a dispute settlement mechanism under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Malaysia’s economy expected to recover next year, says minister
The country’s economy, which is currently experiencing a contraction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, is expected to fully recover next year.
— Malay Mail

CIMB to extend support to hardest hit sectors
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd will engage with borrowers from the hardest hit sectors to extend support and restructure terms, where necessary, said group chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MM2H consultants bewildered over rejected applications
An association representing Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) consultants has appealed for greater clarity from the government after being left in the dark about the 90% rejection rate in recent applications.

Three new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia
The Health Ministry today recorded three new Covid-19 cases as of noon, bringing the tally to 8,643.
— New Straits Times

Co-op to develop banana plantation
Koperasi Penduduk Daerah Asajaya Berhad (KPDAB) in Asajaya, Samarahan Division will develop a large scale banana plantation to cater for the export markets in five years’ time.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia is rehabilitating Najib after 1MDB scandal
Malaysia is enthralled by the battle between Mahathir Mohamad and his long-time rival Anwar Ibrahim, striving once again over who might be the next prime minister — but something far more significant is happening outside the spotlight which will have an impact on Malaysian politics for years to come.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Malaysia has adequate supply of essential goods, says Ismail Sabri
The supply of essential goods in Malaysia is adequate to meet the current needs of the country, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

MDEC announces SAG to support SMEs making the digital leap
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has introduced the #SMART Automation Grant (SAG) as part of the government’s initiative to expand support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to make the digital leap in this era of unprecedented disruption.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SUPP branch shuts door on former mayor’s candidacy in Pujut, backs Yii
The Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Pujut branch has insisted that only a member of the branch can contest in Pujut in the state polls, after former mayor Lawrence Lai expressed willingness to vie for the seat.
— The Borneo Post

Efforts being made to bring back stranded Malaysians
A non-governmental organisation called the Malaysian People’s Club of Riyadh (Malay acronym: KRMR) said efforts to bring back some 300 to 400 Malaysians stranded in Saudi Arabia are being carried out in collaboration with Wisma Putra and airline companies.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Transport Ministry pledges full cooperation with public transport operators
The Transport Ministry has pledged to listen to the views of public transport operators and to cooperate with them wherever possible, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

Miri Smart City begins to take shape, construction to finish in September
The construction of Miri’s Smart City infrastructure has commenced on June 19 at its Wireless Walk, Handicraft Center, Taman Bulatan and City Fan, and is targeted for completion at the end of September this year.
— The Borneo Post

Court dismisses MACC’s application to forfeit RM4.6m belonging to Mediaedge
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) failed in its bid to forfeit RM4,631,602 that was seized from a bank account belonging to Mediaedge Cia Malaysia Sdn Bhd for allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development.
— Malay Mail

Mkini Dotcom, editor-in-chief fail in bid to set aside AG’s leave for committal proceedings
Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd and Malaysiakini editor-in-chief failed in their bid to set aside the leave obtained by the Attorney-General (AG) to commence committal proceedings against them.
— The Borneo Post

State police chief: Investigation papers on Johor migrant smuggling case to be handed over to AG soon
The Johor police are in the midst of wrapping up their investigations into 18 enforcement officers, including 13 policemen, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in migrant smuggling activities.
— Malay Mail

Les’ Copaque Production awarded by YouTube
Les’ Copaque Production YouTube has been awarded the Diamond Creator Award from biggest video streaming platform YouTube for hitting 10 million subscribers.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Chini by-election: BN candidate focuses on Felda settlers in final round of campaign
Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Chini state by-election Mohd Sharim Md Zain have met about 80 per cent of the total voters in the state constituency during his campaign so far.
— Malay Mail

CM: Proposed Sarawak Petrochemical Hub expected to create 74,000 jobs
The proposed Sarawak Petrochemical Hub, when fully operational, is expected to create 74,000 new jobs, which could potentially contribute an additional RM16 billion to RM20 billion per annum to the state’s gross domestic.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: 3 new positive cases detected in Malaysia
Malaysia recorded three new positive Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 8,643. One case is imported, while two are local transmissions.
— The Borneo Post

Dr Noor Hisham: Three new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia; active cases dip below 100
The number of Covid-19 cases detected in Malaysia today rose to three (two local and one imported), after just a single case was registered yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Chung Hua schools ready to reopen for all students on July 15, says Wee
Kuching Chung Hua Middle School (CHMS) No. 1, 3 and 4 are ready to welcome students back starting July 15, with the necessary preparations already made, said Dato Richard Wee.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak interested in premium buffalo cheese production
Sarawak is interested in premium buffalo cheese production which was proposed by the federal Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB).
— The Borneo Post

Contractor in KL fined for stabbing son, punching daughter
The Magistrate’s Court here today fined a contractor RM5,000 for stabbing his son’s wrist and punching a daughter on the face.
— Malay Mail

24-hour free 1GB data will have no substantive impact on telcos
The extension of the free 1 gigabytes (GB) internet access by telecommunication companies (telcos) to 24 hours from a restricted period of 8am to 6pm will not have any substantive impact to the sector’s average revenue per user (ARPU) or operational costs, an analyst said.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Umno, PAS support Muhyiddin as PM candidate in GE15
Umno and PAS have agreed to continue supporting Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister candidate in the 15th General Election (GE15).
— Malay Mail

Headmaster gets 18 months’ jail, fined RM9k for misappropriating school funds
A headmaster was sentenced to 18 months’ jail and fined RM9,000 for three counts of power abuse over the misappropriation of school funds between 2016 and 2017.
— The Star Online

Govt took decisive, timely action to curb Covid-19, says Azmin
The Malaysian government under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin took decisive and timely action to deal comprehensively with the Covid-19 outbreak, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin.
— Malay Mail

Fatimah: Reopening of schools on July 15 timely, important for students to resume education
Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah welcomes the announcement to open primary and secondary schools beginning July 15.
— The Borneo Post

More than 90pc jump in cyber crime complaints during MCO, says deputy minister
Some 3,906 complaints were lodged to the Cyber999 Help Centre during the movement control order (MCO) period from March 18 to June 30, an increase of more than 90 per cent compared to the same period last year.
— Malay Mail

MARii, Perodua ink MoU to create jobs
The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) today inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create employment, and reskill 1,000 displaced talents impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ku Li urges Putrajaya, banking sector to seek and secure Covid-19 vaccine
The government and banking sector should do much more to support, assist and facilitate any genuine private sector initiatives in finding and securing a workable vaccine for Covid-19 from reputable sources overseas, said Gua.
— Malay Mail

Ismail Sabri: 620 from home quarantine scheme will face action if they miss second Covid-19 test
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said the 620 people who had performed home quarantine must take their second Covid-19 test before they are legally released from the mandatory isolation.
— Malay Mail

Police arrest 5 individuals in 3 separate raids to tackle illegal online gambling activities in Padawan
Police have arrested five individuals in three separate raids carried out to tackle illegal online gambling activities in areas under the Padawan district police’s jurisdiction yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

RMCO: Setapak Indah hawkers receive temporary permits from DBKL, says FT minister
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today handed out temporary permit offer letters to 80 hawkers in Setapak Indah here that will enable them to carry out hawking activities during recovery movement control order period (RMCO).
— Malay Mail

Traditional medicine tourism and healthcare are on the rise
Taihang Mountains in north China sees workers planting traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) in the Bian Que TCM Valley, the largest TCM planting base at Neiqiu County in Xingtai City, Hebei Province.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Rapid Rail says will have seven four-coach trains by end of next year
The monorail services will be further enhanced through the introduction of a sixth four-coach train in the first quarter of next year, thus shortening the waiting period for passengers, said Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd chief.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Current situation in Malaysia (updated daily)
Get the latest update in the numbers of Covid-19 in Malaysia and related information here!
— The Star Online

Health D-G warns that those who flout Covid-19 home quarantine rules face stiff action
The Health Ministry has urged returning Malaysians placed under a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) to cooperate with the relevant authorities when it comes to taking their 13th-day tests in order to be cleared or treated if.
— Malay Mail

Govt took decisive, timely action to curb Covid-19: Azmin
The Malaysian government under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin took decisive and timely action to deal comprehensively with the Covid-19 outbreak, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today.
— The Borneo Post

Engine rips free of car engine bay during crash in Melaka, three hurt
A car driver, who was heading north, allegedly lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a road divider at KM198.6 of the North-South Expressway near Alor Gajah Toll Plaza here.
— The Star Online

RMCO: Sufficient supply of food, essential items, says Ismail Sabri
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today advised the people not to unnecessarily worry over food and essential goods supplies as there is more than enough to go around.
— Malay Mail

Limbang Class F contractors hit hard by policy allowing JKKK to implement projects
Class F contractors face a bleak future due to the state’s policy to allow village security and development committees (JKKK) to implement projects worth up to RM200,000, said Limbang Bumiputera Contractors Association chairman Rosli Amat.
— The Borneo Post

RMCO: Kelantan to consider allowing petrol stations to operate 24 hours
The Kelantan government is ready to consider an application by petrol station operators in the state to operate 24 hours a day.
— Malay Mail

Woman jailed for concealing birth by secretly disposing body in Melaka
The Magistrate’s Court here today sentenced a factory production operator who gave birth to a premature-baby and then secretly disposing the dead foetus into a sewage hole to six months’ jail for the offence.
— Malay Mail



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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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