Malaysia morning news for July 9

Malaysia morning news for July 9
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AirAsia’s wings may be clipped permanently
Malaysia’s budget airline AirAsia could become the next casualty of the Covid19 pandemic, which has grounded fleets around the world and already forced the demise of NokScoot, another regional budget carrier.
— The Thaiger

GST refund: RM1.264 bln paid out to 4,316 companies
The Finance Ministry through the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has paid out RM1.264 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund to 4,316 companies from June 22 until July 2.
— The Borneo Post

AirAsia shares in biggest daily fall as auditor flags ‘going concern’ doubts
Auditors EY issued an audit opinion stating the airline’s 2019 earnings were prepared on a going concern basis, which is dependent upon a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the success of fundraising efforts.
— Reuters

Malaysia, Japan discuss cooperation to stimulate tourism industry, says minister
Malaysia and Japan today discussed cooperation to revive confidence in tourism and to stimulate the tourism, arts and culture industries.
— Malay Mail

Fake branded clothes worth more than RM1.6 mln seized in Batu Caves
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) raided two premises which were used as stores for counterfeit goods in Batu Caves, Selangor and seized 96,915 pieces of counterfeit branded clothes worth approximately RM1.6 million recently.
— The Borneo Post

Sime Darby Plantation says will clear up child, forced labour allegations with anti-human trafficking group
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) said today it will reach out to anti-trafficking group Liberty Shared, following the latter’s petition with Washington alleging child and forced labour practices involving the local firm.
— Malay Mail

Bumpy ride for AirAsia in 1Q as group sees heavy losses
AirAsia Group Bhd (AirAsia) reported a steep net loss of RM804 million for its first quarter of financial year 2020 (1QFY20) – a sharp contrast to the RM102 million core net profit reported in 1Q19.
— The Borneo Post

Civil societies warn of witch hunt against migrants after Immigration Dept reveals Bangladeshi’s personal details in circular
The Immigration Department’s circular seeking public information on a Bangladeshi national for investigation over a documentary which carried allegations of mistreatment of migrant workers in Malaysia could possibly.
— Malay Mail

Sabah tourism players hope for stimulus extension and financial injections
Tourism players in Sabah are urging for an extension of stimulus assistance packages and fund injections to ensure sustainability of the industry and its players amidst a huge drop in business due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Star Online

Report: Food delivery riders urged to form cooperative to secure long-term prospects
Putrajaya has announced a proposal for food delivery riders to form a cooperative to better represent the collective and potentially provide them with a long-term source of income.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: SOP for Parliament sitting approved — Ismail
The meeting of the Special Ministerial Committee on the Movement Control Order (MCO) has approved the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Parliament sitting, taking into account the new normal in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia faces distinct challenges towards achieving SPV 2030, says minister
Malaysia faces distinct challenges going forward in its march towards the Share Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030, which, among others, constitute enhancing economic growth, encouraging the use of technology in the manufacturing and.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry: Parents worried about Covid-19 can opt to keep kids home
Parents hesitant to send their children back to school fearing the risk of Covid-19 infection can keep them home instead, said the Education Ministry.
— Malay Mail

May 18 Parliament sitting valid – Dewan Rakyat secretary
The First Meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament sitting which was held for a single day on May 18 was in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the Dewan Rakyat Standing Order, Dewan Rakyat secretary Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin said.
— The Borneo Post

Domestic Trade Ministry: Fake branded clothes worth more than RM1.6m seized in Batu Caves
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) raided two premises which were used as stores for counterfeit goods in Batu Caves, Selangor and seized 96,915 pieces of counterfeit branded clothes worth.
— Malay Mail

MCA praises PM for cutting red tape to revive tourism industry
MCA has lauded Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for cutting red tape to help revive the tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Star Online

CM: Sarawak will have sufficient supply of electricity beyond 2030 with completion of 1,285MW Baleh dam in 2026
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said Sarawak will have enough energy for the anticipated rapid growth in organic and industrial demand for electricity beyond 2030, with the completion of the Baleh dam by.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: 70% of cases in Malaysia were asymptomatic, says Health DG
Out of the total Covid-19 cases in the country, 70% were from asymptomatic carriers, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Star Online

WWF-Malaysia supports harsher sentencing on wildlife crime, says marine chief
WWF-Malaysia has expressed full support for harsher sentencing against wildlife crimes in Sabah as reflected in a recent case which saw an online trader sentenced to jail for possession of 20 turtle eggs.
— Malay Mail

S4S founding member mulls joining state polls to push agenda
Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) founding member Eric Chin has revealed that he is considering quitting Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) in order to contest in one of the urban seats here in the next state election.
— The Borneo Post

Lawyers for Liberty slams Immigration Dept’s circular seeking Bangladeshi man on Al-Jazeera documentary, calls govt reactions ‘disproportionate’
Rights group Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) today slammed the government and its agencies for singling out a Bangladeshi man featured in a recent online documentary, saying such action will further stoke the outrage currently.
— Malay Mail

LED truck to create Covid-19 awareness, prevention
In its effort to promote continuous awareness of Covid-19 preventive measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the new norm, the Ministry of Education and Innovation launched its Covid-19 Awareness and Prevention LED Truck.
— The Borneo Post

Idris Jusoh: Special task force to study Felda White Paper weaknesses
A special task force set up by the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) is conducting a study on the best possible ways to consolidate the authority’s finances and sustainability for the.
— Malay Mail

Healthcare sector to see admissions recovery in second half of 2020
The healthcare sector has been projected to record admissions recovery in the second half (2H) of the year, driven by the rescheduling of appointments.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah Bersatu intends to set up election machinery with Perikatan parties, says Hajiji
The Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) intends to set up an election machinery committee together with Perikatan Nasional (PN) parties in the state in preparation for the next general election.
— Malay Mail

Mat Sabu’s ex-aide remanded in MACC probe over bribery allegations
A former political secretary has been remanded to assist investigations into allegations of bribery in connection with a project to carry out maintenance for the country’s security system worth about RM56mil.
— The Star Online

Unimas students can return to campus for better internet access, says vice-chancellor
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) is allowing its students who do not have proper internet access to return to campus to continue with their online learning sessions.
— Malay Mail

Perak allocates RM500,000 for pest management at Felda Trolak Zone, says MB
The Perak state government today approved a RM500,000 allocation to carry out works to eradicate oil palm leaf-eating caterpillars in the Felda Trolak Zone, Sungkai near here.
— Malay Mail

Sabah asks for RM2.5 bln
The Warisan-led state government has called on the federal government to approve the much-needed RM2.5 billion allocation in the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) to solve the flood mitigation issues in the four major districts in Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Noraini: MOHE sets up committees to boost excellence of private higher learning institutions
The national task force for facilitating private higher learning institutions (IPTS) as an industry (PEMUDAH IPTS) was established by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) as an effort to recognise private higher education.
— Malay Mail

MACC nabs Mat Sabu’s former aide
An aide to former defence minister and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu was arrested by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) last night.
— Malay Mail

Selangor Sultan concerned people aren’t complying with Covid-19 SOP
Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has expressed concerns over the lack of compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) devised to stop Covid-19 from spreading.
— The Star Online

Women’s rights group urges think tank IRF to investigate sexual harassment claims
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) has urged local think tank Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) today to initiate an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations involving one of its senior.
— Malay Mail

Immigration D-G’s threat to revoke foreign nationals’ passes over negative statements ‘extreme’ but legal, say lawyers
Although it may seem drastic, Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud’s recent threat to revoke the passes of foreigners who make statements which are considered detrimental to the nation’s.
— Malay Mail

Census 2020: More than 30pc population expects to use e-census, says chief statistician
More than 30 per cent of the Malaysian population is expected to fill out the online survey form in the Population and Housing Census 2020 (Census 2020), said Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin.
— Malay Mail

Retired Penang couple wins Big Sweeps’ first prize during MCO, endures 103-day wait to claim RM1m winnings
A retired couple from Penang had to endure an arduous and nerve-wrecking 103-day wait to collect their winnings of RM1 million after buying the Pan Malaysian Sweeps’ Big Sweep Super 7 Draw winning ticket in March.
— Malay Mail

Free service: Socso doesn’t appoint agents to help with claims, says CEO
There are no agents or individuals appointed by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to help people with their claims.
— The Star Online

Anti-trafficking group urges US ban on Sime Darby Plantation goods over alleged child, forced labour
A Hong Kong-based anti-trafficking NGO called Liberty Shared has petitioned against Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation Bhd due to alleged child and forced labour.
— Malay Mail

Heavier punishment awaits those involved in drug-fuelled parties — Bukit Aman
Police are in discussions with the Attorney-General’s Chambers to push for heavier penalties against those involved in drug-fuelled ‘wild parties’.
— The Borneo Post

May 18 Parliament sitting valid, says Dewan Rakyat secretary
The First Meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament sitting which was held for a single day on May 18 was in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the Dewan Rakyat Standing Order, Dewan Rakyat secretary.
— 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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