Malaysia morning news for July 20

Malaysia morning news for July 20
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Malaysian growers move online during COVID-19 pandemic
Malaysian farmers have gone online to sell their produce instead of disposing of tons of fresh fruit and vegetables every day after Malaysia imposed a Movement Control Order (MCO) in March to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country.
— Fresh Plaza

End-month payout set for BKSS 2020 recipients yet to receive cash aid, assures EPU
The 78,123 households from the low-income B40 group whose eligibility for the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 2020 is based on the updated Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) list, should receive their aid payments at the end of this month.
— The Borneo Post

‘Elite Capture’ In ‘Very Corrupt Country, Malaysia’
The present PN Foreign Minister, Hishamuddin Hussein, who is the cousin of Najib Razak, has responded after being taken to task by a predecessor (Anifah Aman) for claiming last week that there had been no recent incursions by China into Malaysian waters despite there having been 89 incidents between 2016 and 2019.
— Sarawak Report

Malaya contradicts lawmaker: No ‘military oligarchy’ in Duterte administration
There’s no “military oligarchy” dominating the Duterte administration, Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in a statement issued on Saturday to contradict to a remark made by Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman.

Malaysia: Over 1,800 tonnes of toxic waste found abandoned
Some 110 containers of electric arc furnace dust, that includes metals like zinc, cadmium and lead, illegally entered Malaysia.
— Sky News

Hopes high for Singapore-Malaysia cross-border travel
For people stuck on either side of the Causeway, the possible resumption of cross-border travel between Singapore and Malaysia is cause for optimism.
— The Straits times

CIMB Investment Bank tops RAM League Awards 2020
CIMB Investment Bank Bhd (CIMB IIB) takes pole position in RAM’s Lead Managers’ League Tables for 2019, leading its peers in both the value and number of deals rated by RAM last year.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia riding out Covid-19 storm comparatively better, says World Bank
Despite the numerous challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia is riding out the severe economic downturn comparatively better than many economies, says the World Bank.
— The Star Online

Air Selangor: Water supply fully restored in Klang
Water supply in six areas around Klang which was disrupted following pipe burst and leaking at a Public Works Department (JKR) project construction site in Pulau Indah has been completely restored.
— Malay Mail

Final tunnel boring machine breakthrough for MRT Putrajaya line
The MRT Putrajaya Line (previously known as MRT Sungai Buluh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line) yesterday saw its final tunnel boring machine (TBM) breakthrough at the Ampang Park MRT Station site, marking a major milestone for the project.
— The Sun Daily

Speed up approval of outstanding permits, CVLB board told
Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin has expressed his wish for the new board of Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) to speed up approval of outstanding permit applications so that the applicants can carry out their business as usual.
— The Borneo Post

US Department Of Justice Slams Explosive Prosecution Over Kuwaiti Money Laundering!
Just last week Sarawak Report warned that the arrests of senior people in Kuwait related to our exposes on 1MDB money laundering threatened to open an ugly can of worms that pushed to the surface in August of last year after a former Kuwaiti Defence Minister filed a $160 million court case in California.
— Sarawak Report

11 illegal immigrants detained in Kalabakan – GOF
The General Operations Force (GOF) detained 11 illegal immigrants and two local men during an operation under ‘Op Benteng’ carried out at KM 21 Jalan Kalabakan-Keningau, on Thursday.
— The Sun Daily

Perak launches Malaysia’s first drive-in cinema
Perak has launched the first drive-in cinema in the country, known as the Casuarina Sini-Drive here, starting yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

East Malaysia still key O&G node for Shell
Sabah and Sarawak remain key to Shell Malaysia’s operations since its inception in Miri in 1910. As the oil and gas group celebrates its 110 years in upstream this year, Shell vice president for Malaysia and Philippines Ivan Tan spoke to The Borneo Post on Shell’s enriching journey to date.
— The Borneo Post

GLC assistant manager nabbed over RM100,000 bribe
An assistant manager of a government-linked company (GLC) has been arrested on suspicion of accepting a bribe of RM100,000.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia set to record strong 2Q
Bursa Malaysia Bhd (Bursa Malaysia) is expected to record a strong second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) results, driven by robust average daily volume (ADV) in 2Q.
— The Borneo Post

Gov’t to attend to problems facing GrabFood, Foodpanda riders: Saravanan
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pix) today gave his assurance that the government will look into the plight of GrabFood and Foodpanda riders through discussions with the respective companies.
— The Sun Daily

Ocean Vantage sees net profit of RM2.17 million for the first quarter of 2020
Sarawak-based oil and gas (O&G) integrated support services provider, Ocean Vantage Holdings Bhd (Ocean Vantage) registered a revenue of RM15.08 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 (1Q20).
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak facing second wave of covid-19, says Uggah
Sarawak is currently facing the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic with 10 new cases reported today, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (pix)…
— The Sun Daily

‘All returnees must undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine’
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided that all Sarawakians returning from abroad must undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine at designated centres, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
— The Borneo Post

MACC denies arresting Syed Saddiq
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today denied arresting former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pix) after he presented himself at the MACC headquarters today to give his statement to assist the probe into his missing cash.
— The Sun Daily

World Bank welcomes Malaysia’s poverty line revision
The World Bank has commended Malaysia’s recent poverty line income (PLI) revision from RM980 to RM2,208, saying that the decision would enable the government to ensure that all Malaysians could achieve this new minimum.
— Malay Mail

RON95, RON97 and diesel retail prices unchanged
The retail prices of RON95 and RON97 will remain at RM1.72 and RM2.02 per litre respectively for the one-week period from midnight tonight.
— The Sun Daily

Al Jazeera: Relevant authorities to be called to give statements – Bukit Aman
The Royal Malaysia Police will call several relevant authorities to give their statements in regard to the documentary produced by international news agency Al Jazeera on how Malaysia treats illegal immigrants during the fight against Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

M’sia vows to seek closure
Malaysia will remain committed in the effort to provide closure and justice for family members of the 298 victims of Flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine six years ago, says the Transport Minister.
— The Star Online

Dept heads should take firm actions against errant officers – Macfe
Heads of departments should take firm actions against officers involved in the abuse of power or poor governance as raised in the Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 3 on Tuesday.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: Face mask in school not compulsory
Schools are only required to provide face masks to students and staff who show symptoms during school sessions, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— The Star Online

Covid-19: Banks can take another moratorium extension but make it selective coverage, say economists
Economists have opined the Malaysian banking sector is sufficiently sturdy to withstand a plausible extension of the loans moratorium which came into effect in April to aid borrowers facing difficulties from the ongoing.
— Malay Mail

Double blow for national powerlifter Stephanie
National powerlifter Stephanie Mary Ensol’s hopes of competing in the World Championships have been dashed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: 18 new cases involving eight local transmissions
The daily number of new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia returned to double digits with 18 yesterday after recording a single digit since Monday. The new cases comprised 10 imported cases and eight local transmission cases.
— The Borneo Post

Najib asks Dr Mahathir to stop making him the fall guy and come clean over real reasons for resignation as PM
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has accused Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of lying about the real reason for the latter’s resignation as the country’s seventh prime minister.
— Malay Mail

Top Glove not deterred by US detention order
Analysts are confident that Top Glove Corporation Bhd (Top Glove) is able to resolve the issue regarding detention order placed by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on its disposable gloves.
— The Borneo Post

Communications and Multimedia Ministry agencies should establish tender, audit committees, says minister
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah emphasised the need for all agencies under the ministry to set up tender and audit committees to ensure transparency and accountability in grant management.
— Malay Mail

Former PNB CEO questions apparent attempts to discredit him via a ‘smear campaign’
Former Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) chief executive officer Abdul Jalil Rasheed has questioned the purported “smear campaign” to discredit him over his academic qualifications even after he has resigned from the post.
— Malay Mail

Q&A with Shell’s Ivan Tan on his corporate journey to date
As we count down towards Sarawak’s Independence Day on July 22, The Borneo Post speaks with Ivan Tan, vice president for Malaysia and Philippines and managing director of Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB) and Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC) on his journey so far and how his career has come full circle back home.
— The Borneo Post

FGV to grow logistics biz with fleet expansion
FGV Holdings Bhd aims to grow its logistics sector revenue with the addition of new road tankers, curtain sider trailers and dumper trucks to its logistics arm FGV Transport Sdn Bhd, which offers inland transport, multimodal transport, courier services and warehousing.
— The Sun Daily

Anifah: Hishammuddin’s clarification still doesn’t address China’s repeated incursions into Malaysian territory
Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is insisting that his successor Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein stand firm on the matter of Malaysia’s sovereignty over the issue of Chinese vessels encroaching on the.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s financial institutions score well in board gender diversity
New research has found Malaysia’s large financial institutions are leaders in board gender diversity in the Asia Pacific.
— The Sun Daily

UOB launches The FinLab Online to push SMEs’ digitalisation
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) aims to assist local SMEs and startups implement digital solutions to transform their businesses with the launch of a regional digital platform The FinLab Online through its collaboration with FinLab.
— The Sun Daily

Advancecon inks 2 solar energy MOUs totalling 3,937 kWp
Advancecon Holdings Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Advancecon Solar Sdn Bhd had entered into two solar energy memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with furniture players Latitude Tree Holdings Bhd and Rhong Khen Timbers Sdn Bhd to install rooftop solar photovoltaic systems under the Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme.
— The Sun Daily

BSN ready to assist customers after moratorium ends
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) is currently reviewing forms of assistance to help its customers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic given that the moratorium is scheduled to end in September.
— The Sun Daily

Wee meets maritime institute officials
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong held a discussion with the two top officials of the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (Mima) on the direction of the policy research body that focuses on Malaysia’s interest at sea.
— The Star Online

MCA members cannot accept JKKK positions without party approval
Any MCA member who accepts an appointment as a federal village head, a member of the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) or a new village development officer without the party’s approval, violates the party disciplinary code.
— The Sun Daily

Market traders worried by public lack of compliance with preventive orders
Traders of the Krokop 10 Market here are worried by members of the public who are not complying with Covid-19 prevention methods such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.
— The Borneo Post

Boustead unveils 3-year transformation plan
Boustead Holdings Bhd has unveiled its three-year transformation plan as part of its commitment to strengthen prospects and unlock value.
— The Sun Daily

Fishing outing turns tragedy for three brothers
A fishing outing for three brothers turned into a tragedy when one of them was found drowned not far from Pantai Dandulit near here yesterday.Sandakan Zone Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), in a statement, identified the victim as food rider Fadlizan Idris, 20.
— The Sun Daily

More than 250 people allowed for indoor concerts, stage plays – Nancy
The hosting of indoor concerts and stage plays are now allowed to seat more than 250 people depending on the capacity of the event halls, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
— The Borneo Post

Special EC meeting on slim by-elction next Thursday
The Election Commission (EC) will be holding a special meeting on July 23 to discuss the date for the Slim state by-election.
— The Sun Daily

Govt to attend to problems facing GrabFood, Foodpanda riders, says minister
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan today gave his assurance that the government will look into the plight of GrabFood and Foodpanda riders through discussions with the respective companies. He said the complaints…
— Malay Mail


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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on Sarawak Independence Day, July 22.


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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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