Malaysia morning news for July 17

Malaysia morning news for July 17
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Malaysia morning news433 new investment projects worth RM97.4b identified – Azmin Ali
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has identified 433 new projects which have the potential to bring in RM97.4 billion worth of new investment to the country, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today.
— The Sun Daily

Amid virus crisis, U.S. bars imports of Malaysia’s Top Glove over labour issues
U.S. Customs placed a detention order on imports of products made by subsidiaries of the world’s largest medical glove maker, Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp Bhd (TPGC.KL), an action taken against firms suspected of using forced labour.
— Reuters

Malaysia Airports says improvement in June traffic movements sign of air travel revival
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has reported an improvement in June traffic movements, indicating revival in air travel in both Malaysia and Turkey, following the relaxation of restrictions announced earlier in the month.
— The Sun Daily

How Shameful Can It Get?
As the current coup coalition struggles to bribe further recruits to secure its razor thin majority now in Parliament (thanks primarily to the tragic venality of three Sarawak MPs, who sold out the decades long struggle of their down-trodden constituents) the shame continues for Malaysia.
— Sarawak Report

MTUC urges govt to further extend loan moratorium by additional six months
Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today urged Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz to extend the ongoing bank loans moratorium for another six months.
— Malay Mail

Gov’t implements various initiatives to help narrow digital divide
The government always strive to implement various initiatives to improve the coverage and quality of broadband services throughout the country, thus narrowing the digital divide between urban and rural areas, including in Sabah and Sarawak.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Sampled 870,000 People For Covid-19, Testing Rate Like South Korea: MOH
The antigen rapid test kit’s sensitivity level has increased to 90% from 84.4%, says the Health DG.
— CodeBlue

Malaysiakini Trial Comes Amid Malaysia’s Press Freedom Decline
A series of arrests and interrogations of journalists in Malaysia signals a rapid deterioration of conditions for media freedom in the country.

Fisherman reported missing while fishing in Pulau Payar
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has activated a search and rescue (SAR) operation for a fisherman who was believed to have fallen into the sea while fishing about 4.1 nautical miles north of Pulau Payar,.
— Malay Mail

Dr Noor Hisham: Three new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, none local
Malaysia today recorded three new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 8,737.
— Malay Mail

E-voting for GE15? Govt looking into it
The government is currently engaging various stakeholders to look into the feasibility of introducing e-voting for the 15th General Election (GE15), says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
— The Star Online

Govt confident of increasing palm oil export income up to RM70b this year from RM63b in 2019
Putrajaya is confident of increasing palm oil export earnings in 2020 to RM65 billion to RM70 billion when compared to the export earnings last year which stood at RM63.731 billion.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Factory workers not barred from sending kids to school – Malacca Exco
The State Health Department (JKN) has never issued any directive barring workers from a factory here from sending their children to school just because one of them (the workers) tested positive for Covid-19, said Melaka Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Rahmad Mariman.
— The Sun Daily

Penang govt sets up special purpose vehicle for Penang Transport Master Plan
The Penang government has established a special purpose vehicle (SPV) or company, Penang Infrastructure Corporation Sdn Bhd, to lead the implementation of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).
— Malay Mail

SIRIM pushes local SMEs to embrace digitalisation for IR 4.0
The issue of having local SMEs embrace digitisation and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) is not new, but now SIRIM is joining the cause to push local entrepreneurs and SMEs to assess, learn and understand relevant platforms or technologies and use cases to propel them to embrace IR 4.0.
— The Sun Daily

12 financial institutions involved in Penjana tourism financing scheme fund, according to tourism minister’s office
Twelve financial institutions are involved with the Tourism Financing Scheme fund of the National Economic Regeneration Plan (Penjana) which provides package options to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism,.
— Malay Mail

Water supply in 26 areas fully restored: Air Selangor
Water supply in 26 areas or 9% of the total areas involved in the scheduled disruption exercise from yesterday (July 14) to July 17, have fully been restored as of 4pm this afternoon.
— The Sun Daily

Saifuddin: Govt implementing various initiatives to help narrow digital divide between urban and rural areas
The government always strived to implement various initiatives to improve the coverage and quality of broadband services throughout the country, thus narrowing the digital divide between urban and rural areas, including in.
— Malay Mail

High Court grants Putrajaya temporary preservation order over RM1.45b in 1MDB funds in the UK, pending full hearing
Putrajaya today were granted an interim preservation order over funds in excess of US$340 million (RM1.45 billion) currently place within a trust account in the United Kingdom. The interim order was granted by High Court…
— Malay Mail

Fake investment syndicate mastermind on the run following raids
Federal police are on the hunt for the mastermind behind a fake investment syndicate after shutting down its operations in a series of raids this week.
— The Star Online

US Customs issues detention order on imports of goods made by Malaysia’s Top Glove
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has enforced a detention order on subsidiaries of the world’s largest medical glove maker Top Glove Corp Bhd, an action intended to halt importation of goods from companies.
— Malay Mail

Some ministers need more time to declare assets: Muhyiddin
Five Cabinet ministers have yet to complete their asset declarations, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Saifuddin: Govt implements various initiatives to help narrow digital divide
The government strives to implement various initiatives to improve the coverage and quality of broadband services throughout the country, thus narrowing the digital divide between urban and rural areas, including in Sabah and Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Reminder to engage with banks now to restructure loan repayments
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) raised a word of caution from Bank Negara Malaysia, that any appeal for an extension after the current six-month period will be based on the restructuring of the loan on a case-to-case basis by respective banks.
— The Sun Daily

No plans to reintroduce English for science and maths, says Education Ministry
The Education Ministry has no plans to reintroduce the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).
— The Star Online

Minister promotes Vitamin E in Parliament based on palm oil
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has encouraged Malaysians to take Vitamin E based on red palm oil — saying that it has good health benefits.
— Malay Mail

Number of graduates employed increased by 6.9%, with more employed female graduates
THE GRADUATES STATISTICS 2019, released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) earlier today, revealed an increase in the number of employed graduates by 6.9% to 4.25 million persons.
— The Sun Daily

Perak wants basic SOP for handling strays at all local authorities
The Perak government hopes to have in place a basic standard operating procedure (SOP) for handling stray dog issues by the end of this year, says Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi.
— The Star Online

Khairy: Lynas could lose licence if work on disposal plant doesn’t start by March
The government could revoke Lynas Corporation’s permit to operate its rare earth refinery in Kuantan, Pahang, if the firm failed to begin the construction of a permanent disposal facility (PDF) by March 2021, Khairy.
— Malay Mail

Zoologist: Many Sarawakians still cannot identify their own state bird – Rhinoceros hornbill (Video)
With the approaching Sarawak Day that is marked every July 22, zoologist Jason Teo has pointed out that many Sarawakians still cannot identify their own state bird – the Rhinoceros hornbill.
— The Borneo Post

Study: Malaysians likely to delay property purchases in short-term despite heightened interest in 2H 2020
Interest in purchasing a property in the second half (2H) of this year has increased to 53 per cent from 47 per cent in H1 2020, depending on the location, amenities as well as supply and demand, subject to price.
— Malay Mail

Low unemployment rate for now, but what would happen when govt assistance ends?
Fewer people lost their jobs in May than in April. But seeing that as a sign of an improvement may be a fallacy.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak win nation-wide online taekwondo tournament
Despite facing the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order, ITF Sarawak has overcome the odds to achieve a rare honour.
— The Borneo Post

2,234 illegals detained in ‘Op Benteng’ from May 1-July 14
The authorities detained 1,598 illegal immigrants, 526 skippers, and 110 smugglers between May 1 and Tuesday in ‘Op Benteng’, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Borneo Post

Zhulian posts RM11.36m net profit for second quarter
Zhulian Corp Bhd reported a net profit of RM11.36 million for its second quarter ended May 31, a 41.8% drop from the previous corresponding quarter’s RM19.53 million, attributable mainly to the movement restriction order (MCO) which mandated the group to stop all production, hence affecting its ability to fulfil sales orders.
— The Sun Daily

Reservoir Link closes at 51.5 sen for a 26% premium in ACE Market debut
Upstream oil & gas (O&G) well-related services provider Reservoir Link Energy Bhd made its debut on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities today, closing at 51.5 sen, a 26% or 10.5 sen premium from its initial public offering (IPO) price of 41 sen with 189.27 million shares traded.
— The Sun Daily

Gabungan Parti Sarawak to continue supporting federal govt
The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition under the leadership of Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will continue to support the federal government to ensure the country remains stable in the face of various challenges.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians working in Singapore welcome green lane, commuting deal
Malaysians earning a living in Singapore and forced to stay on in the republic, since the movement control order ruling was enforced last March, could now see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, following the.
— Malay Mail

InvestKL, CCB roll out global B2B one-stop platform for enterprises
InvestKL Corporation and China Construction Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (CCB) have rolled out “CCB Match Plus” a global B2B one-stop smart matchmaking service platform.
— The Sun Daily

COVID-19 lockdown stimulates Malaysia’s retail investor boom
Although Chen Pei Teck was involved in the palm oil trade as part of his job with a major plantation company, he had never opened a share trading account.

Is the Election Commission prepared for a General Election? Dewan Rakyat finds out today
The Election Commission’s (EC) preparedness to face the possibility of a General Election (GE) will be among matters that will be raised in the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
— The Sun Daily

Dewan Rakyat sitting today to gauge EC’s GE15 readiness
The Election Commission’s (EC) preparedness to face the possibility of a General Election (GE) will be among matters that will be raised in the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
— Malay Mail

Finas wants to bring classic films to the younger generation
The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) wishes to air old films to highlight Malaysia’s history up to about 60 years ago, in conjunction with our independence day next month.
— The Sun Daily

Plan to restore glory of Penang beach
Once considered the country’s top tourist destination, with five-star beach hotels dotting the coastline, Batu Ferringhi has now lost its lustre among holidaymakers.Hoteliers and tourism players up north say it is about time Batu Ferringhi is revived to its glory days.
— The Sun Daily

Despite police ban, organiser of custodial death rally says event will go on today
Despite a police ban on its gathering to oppose custodial deaths, Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody (Edict) movement said the event scheduled for this evening will go on as planned.
— Malay Mail

97 per cent of PN Cabinet members have declared their assets – PM Muhyiddin
Ninety-seven per cent of Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet members have declared their assets thus far, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin disclosed.
— The Borneo Post

Oct 19: Hearing of rape case involving Tronoh Assemblyman
The sessions court here today fixed three days, beginning Oct 19 to hear the case involving Tronoh Assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who is charged with raping an Indonesian maid.
— The Sun Daily

High Court vacates Rosmah trial after defence counsel falls ill, hearing to resume Aug 3
The High Court today vacated Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s bribe-for-contract trial today, with defence counsel Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader feeling unwell.
— Malay Mail

Rosmah remained silent when offered 10% of solar hybrid project value: Witness
A witness told the High Court here today that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor remained silent when Jepak Holdings managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin offered her 10% to help secure a solar hybrid project meant for 369 rural schools in Sarawak, worth a total of RM1.25 billion.
— The Sun Daily

Two ministries get new secretaries-general
Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali yesterday announced the appointment of new secretaries-general for two ministries.
— The Borneo Post

Felda in talks with MOF on RM2.5b sukuk
Felda is in discussions with the Finance Ministry over the issuance of a government-guaranteed sukuk to finance the restructuring of its loans worth RM2.5 billion, the Dewan Rakyat heard todayThis will be Felda’s second sukuk issuance after its first one in 2018 worth RM2 billion.
— The Sun Daily

Millennials and Gen Z view Covid-19 crisis as opportunity to reset: Deloitte survey
The latest Deloitte Millennial Survey observed Malaysian millennials and Gen Z’s are recommitting to improving society, pushing for a world in which businesses and governments mirror their own commitments.
— 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.


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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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