Malaysia morning news for July 16

Malaysia morning news for July 16
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Malaysia’s tourism faces RM45 bln in losses due to Covid-19 – Nancy
The country’s tourism sector is estimated to suffer losses amounting to RM45 billion this year as a result of the closure of the country’s borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s May jobless rate rises to 5.3%
Malaysia’s unemployment rate escalated to 5.3% in May 2020 to 826,100 unemployed persons, from 5% in April, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Govt mulls review of Destitute Persons Act to deal with homeless issue, says Women’s Ministry
The government plans to review the Destitute Persons Act 1977 to better deal with the homeless, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun.
— The Star Online

Dr Mahathir says against nepotism, removed cousin over corruption taint, now nephew won’t talk to him
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated today that he will not tolerate nepotism, disclosing that it had even estranged him from some of his relatives.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19 vaccine to be bottled by two local firms once discovered – Khairy
The government has identified two local pharmaceutical companies to fill and finish the Covid-19 vaccine once it is made available.
— The Borneo Post

Forms one to four students, years five and six pupils return to school today
After almost four months of absence, students in Forms One to Four, and pupils in Years Five and Six as well as remove classes return to school today.
— The Sun Daily

15% fee reduction for public varsity students due to MCO, says Higher Education Minister
Students at public higher learning institutions will get a reduction of up to 15% for their hostel, administrative and activity fees, says Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.
— The Star Online

TNB customers welcome electricity bill relief initiative
Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s (TNB) domestic customers have welcomed the government’s initiative to reduce their electricity bill burden via the ‘Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik’ (BPE) assistance.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Airlines Starts Providing Passengers with Complimentary Hygiene Kits
Malaysia Airlines has started providing passengers with a complimentary hygiene kit.
— Asia Travel

The Coalition Of Crooks Just Performed Another Illegal Act
The first vote to test the strength of the backdoor government of ‘PM8′ has apparently proven the claim that he lied to the Agong back in February when he claimed he had a majority of MPs.
— Sarawak Report

Penang govt announces contract award target dates for mega projects
The state government has announced the contract award target dates for the Penang South Reclamation project, Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT), Pan Island Link 1 and Pan Island Link 2A, with early works starting on Dec 1.
— The Star Online

Tarek’s Treasure Trove Tagged In London
Whilst Swiss prosecutors have dragged their feet for over two years examining a slew of alleged crimes by the Saudi director of PetroSaudi, Tarek Obaid, the said suspect has been observed continuing to live it up as normal in Geneva, wallowing in his usual nightspots and ordering champagne at 6 Star hotels.
— Sarawak Report

Population density reason for Selangor recording highest number of Covid-19 cases
Selangor’s population density is the reason behind the developed state being among those recording the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Lee: This year’s Sarawak Day to be held virtually, broadcasted live from Miri
This year’s Sarawak Day celebration on July 22 will be held virtually and broadcasted live from Miri, says Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
— The Borneo Post

LRA SSP3 upgrading work completed, water supply registration begins today
The restoration of water supply to areas affected by the work to replace and upgrade the critical assets at Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 (LRA SSP3) has begun at 9 am today and will continue until 5 pm on Friday.
— The Sun Daily

Tourism sector expected to recover in second quarter of 2021, says Nancy Shukri
The tourism industry is expected to begin its recovery phase in the second quarter of next year after being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, says Datuk Nancy Shukri.
— The Star Online

Ocean Vantage’s public issue oversubscribed by 15.90 times
Sarawak-based oil and gas (O&G) integrated support services provider, Ocean Vantage Holdings Bhd, has received strong response for its listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd.
— The Borneo Post

CIMB introduces 2 digital solutions for individual, SME customers
CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have introduced two digital-first solutions for customers, namely the online-to-branch account opening process for individual banking customers and Biz Financing Portal for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
— The Sun Daily

SMK Merbau Miri blazes trail with QR code for students’ records, safety
SMK Merbau Miri has taken the initiative of introducing the Quick Response (QR) code to speed up the process of recording students’ details after they have had their temperature checked and managing their records.
— The Borneo Post

UNITEN, UKM to continue online teaching-learning even after all students return to campus
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) plan to continue with online teaching-and-learning even after all the students have returned to campus in October.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s largest rubber glove manufacturer bullish about prospects as demand soars amid COVID-19
Malaysia’s largest rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove is investing US$1 billion over the next five years to expand its production capacity, in order to meet surging demand for protective gloves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passenger, aircraft movements doubled in the first nine days in July – MAHB
Air travel in Malaysia showed further signs of recovery in the first nine days of July compared to June, thanks to the relaxation in travel restrictions which continue into the second month, according to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
— The Sun Daily

Only five active Covid-19 cases in Sabah
Sabah is now left with only five remaining active Covid-19 cases following one more recovery yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Contraband cigarettes and liquor worth RM200,000 seized
The 11th Battalion of the General Operations Force (GOF) here seized cigarettes and liquor worth RM238,200, believed to have been smuggled, in an operation in Bau, near here, yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s UTP petroleum engineering programme ranks 21st in the world
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has been ranked among the best engineering universities in the latest version of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 released recently.
— Malay Mail

Fama-Shopee first ‘Durian E-Fiesta’ from tomorrow to July 19
The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) and e-commerce platform, Shopee have for the first time, collaborated to organise on online durian sale or ‘Durian E-Fiesta’ from tomorrow until July 19.
— Malay Mail

Govt to establish Bumiputera Prosperity Council to empower Bumiputera economy, says Tok Pa
The government will establish a Bumiputera Prosperity Council (MKB) which will become the highest platform in efforts to empower the socio-economic development of the Bumiputera.
— Malay Mail

Moody’s: Covid-19 headwinds to weigh on asset quality and profitability of banks in Asean, India
The challenging economic and credit conditions stemming from Covid-19 will weigh on Asean and Indian banks’ asset quality and profitability, Moody’s Investors Service said.
— The Sun Daily

Pan Borneo Highways in Sabah, Sarawak 32 and 52pc complete until June, says Works Ministry
The Works Ministry has announced that the Pan Borneo Highways in Sabah and Sarawak have each recorded 32 per cent and 52 per cent progress until June.
— Malay Mail

MCO did not dampen buying interest, iProperty survey shows
The implementation of the movement control order (MCO) from March 16 to contain the Covid-19 pandemic did not dampen interest in property as prospective seekers increased to 45% from 44% prior to the containment measures, according to a survey by
— The Sun Daily

Petaling Jaya woman suffers RM700,000 losses in Macau scam
A female civil servant suffered losses of almost RM700,000 after a Macau scam syndicate duped her into believing she was involved in a money-laundering scheme.
— Malay Mail

Ministry to create roadmap for national vaccine development: Khairy
A roadmap serving as a blueprint for the National Vaccine Development will be created to ensure the country’s safety and self-reliance and safety concerning vaccines.
— The Sun Daily

Was Immigration action too harsh?
The decision to revoke the work permit of a Bangladeshi who criticised the government for its handling of immigrants during the movement control order (MCO) was met with mixed response.
— The Sun Daily

Sam Laya is PDP’s pick to contest in Ba Kelalan, says youth chief
Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) has picked lawyer Sam Laya as its potential candidate for Ba Kelalan in the next state election, the party’s youth chief Robert Ayu said.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia condemns drone and missile attacks towards Saudi Arabia
Malaysia has strongly condemned the drone and missile attacks directed by the Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia on July 12.
— Malay Mail

Farmers from Sungai Siput, Hulu Kinta urge Perak MB to amend by-laws to safeguard small-scale farmers’ interest
The Sungai Siput-Hulu Kinta farmers coalition today urged Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu to incorporate the policy of granting amnesty to small-scale farmers, who cultivating in the state land illegally, in the state.
— Malay Mail

M’sia heading into an ageing nation, says chief statistician
Malaysia is heading into an ageing nation, with the percentage of population aged 0-14 years decreasing to 23.3% compared to 23.5% in 2019, says the Malaysian Statistics Department.
— The Star Online

CAP: Recall winter melon strips from the market
The Consumers Association of Penang has called upon the Ministry of Health to immediately recall winter melon strips from the market.
— The Sun Daily

Smooth reopening of schools as students, teachers comply with SOP
After more than four months of “leave” following the movement control order (MCO) which was enforced to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the re-opening of schools in the new normal today went smoothly in.
— Malay Mail

PBK urges S’wak government to build road to Limbang, Lawas bypassing Brunei
Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) is calling on the state government to build an alternative road to Limbang and Lawas bypassing Brunei to allow hassle-free for the local folk so as to spur economic and social development especially in the northern region.
— The Borneo Post

Stop targeting transgender people for ‘rehabilitation’: Aliran
Aliran expressed alarm and concern in learning that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of religious affairs, Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, has given “full licence” to the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) to arrest transgender people and provide them with religious education so that “they will.
— The Sun Daily

Glomac sees revenue of RM58.39 million for 4Q
Glomac Bhd posted a net loss of RM8.6 million for the fourth quarter ended Apr 30, compared to a net profit of RM11.21 million in the previous corresponding quarter on fair value loss on investment properties.
— The Sun Daily

Transport minister: Cabinet has approved harsher penalties for drunk drivers
The Cabinet has given its approval in principle to amend Sections 41 to 45 of the Road Transport Act, allowing for harsher penalties against those found to be driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, said Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Water supply to Labuan to be restored in stages beginning July 17
The water supply to 85 per cent of consumers in the duty-free-island, which had been disrupted for over a week now, will be restored in stages beginning July 17.
— The Sun Daily

Water supply to Labuan to be restored in stages starting Friday
The water supply to 85 per cent of consumers in the duty-free-island, which had been disrupted for over a week now, will be restored in stages beginning July 17.
— Malay Mail

Konsortium Transnasional’s auditor raises material uncertainty related to going concern
Konsortium Transnasional Bhd’s external auditor Messrs Al Jafree Salihin Kuzaimi PLT has drawn attention to material uncertainty related to going concern in its report dated July 10 on the group’s financial statements for its financial year ended Dec 31, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Optimism over oil prices returns but risks remain: AmInvestment Research
Even though a measure of optimism has returned for crude oil prices, oil producers are expected to proceed with their planned production cuts for this year, given that demand globally remains depressed amid the prolonged Covid-19 movement restrictions and social distancing measures which could mean potentially long-term changes in energy.
— The Sun Daily

Lecturer loses RM100,000 to e-commerce syndicate
A lecturer at a private college here lost more than RM100,000 after he was believed to have been duped by an e-commerce syndicate over the purchase of a laptop worth RM1,900 advertised on a well-known website.
— The Sun Daily

Executive Committee on National Food Security Policy holds maiden meeting, says minister
The Executive Committee on National Food Security Policy discussed various aspect of the committee’s governance so that it is in line with the desire of the government to ensure the implementation of a more holistic and.
— Malay Mail

Public university’s hostel, service fees for second semester reduced by up to 15 pct
Hostel and service fees at all public universities for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session has been reduced by up to 15 per cent, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— The Borneo Post

Parents’ over-commitment to work causes them to lose sight of their children: Experts
Parents’ over-commitment to work has left children neglected, leading to them experiencing emotional detachment.
— The Sun Daily

Teachers, parents express relief over SDMC’s decision to postpone school reopening in Kuching division
Teachers and parents have expressed relief that the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to postpone the reopening of schools for Transition Classes, Form 1 to Form 4 and Lower 6 classes in three Districts within Kuching division for now.
— The Borneo Post

Cuepacs hopes government will implement early redemption of accumulated leave for civil servants
The Congress of Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) hopes that the government will keep to its decision to implement the early redemption of Accumulated Leave of GCR (Gantian Cuti Rehat) of up to.
— Malay Mail

Wee: MBKS will revoke operating license of eateries if SOP not complied with
Kuching City South Council (MBKS) can revoke the operating license of eateries that do not adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP), said Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng today.
— The Borneo Post

Mohd Khairuddin: Several measures taken to help farmers affected by falling prices of commodities
The federal government has taken several measures to help ease the burden on farmers who are affected by the falling prices of commodities.
— The Borneo Post

Damansara Realty’s executive vice chairman resigns
Damansara Realty Bhd’s (DBhd) executive vice chairman Haji Abdullah Md Yusof is stepping down from his role effective July 13, to focus on other commitments.
— The Sun Daily

Cops bust two syndicates in Klang Valley, seize 102kg of drugs worth RM5.46m
Police have busted two syndicates with the arrest of eight people and seizure of 102kg of drugs worth about RM5.46 million in four raids in the Klang Valley.
— Malay Mail

Salcon inks smart water systems JV with HK firm
Salcon Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Salcon Engineering Bhd has inked a joint venture agreement with Hong Kong’s The One Smart City Development Ltd (TOSC) via its subsidiary Wide Plus Smart City Sdn Bhd (WP) to market and deploy smart water systems in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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