Malaysia morning news for July 21

Malaysia morning news for July 21
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AirAsia offers 50 % discount for returning fare
AirAsia Group Bhd has launched a special promotion of 50 per cent discount on the returning fare when customers booked a round trip ticket applicable for any Malaysian domestic flights between July 20 to July 24 for the travel period between Aug 4 to Dec 6 this year.
— The Sun Daily

Try, try, try again: Malaysia’s stimulus packages leave massive gaps
Malaysia’s spending to fight COVID-19 through four economic stimulus packages now totals RM295 billion (about US$69 bln).
— AEC News Today

Govt to review infrastructure development approach – Mustapa
Malaysia will be revisiting its approaches in infrastructure projects to reduce development gaps between the regions, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
— The Borneo Post

Government should help private sector to revive economy, say experts
The government can relax business regulations and create more partnerships with the private sector instead of encouraging impoverished consumers to spend.
— The Sun Daily

Goldman Sachs executives in Malaysia to discuss 1MDB: finance minister
Last month, Tengku Zafrul said even compensation of $3 billion would be unacceptable, and that Malaysia would pursue its legal case against Goldman Sachs until an acceptable settlement was offered.
— Reuters

Use of natural rubber in making roads to be extended this year
The government will extend the use of natural rubber in road construction throughout the country this year, said Deputy Works Minister Datuk Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Govt expresses commitment to recovering 1MDB assets, says Finance Minister
The government has expressed its commitment to recovering the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) assets and is having discussions with Goldman Sachs this week on the matter, says the Ministry of Finance.
— The Star Online

PM to deliver special address on RMCO at 4pm today
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be delivering a special address on the latest developments on the recovery movement control order (RMCO) at 4pm today.
— Malay Mail

No plans to amend laws compelling companies over salary disclosure based on gender, says minister
There are no plans to amend the law to compel companies to disclose the salaries of their employees based on gender, says Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
— The Star Online

Govt is committed to recovery of 1MDB assets, says finance minister
The effective recovery of 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) assets remains a key priority for the Malaysian government, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.
— Malay Mail

New consumers: Digitally savvy but financially constrained
A new consumer is said to be emerging; one that is financially constrained, more advanced in their use of digital technologies, more thoughtful and selective in their decision-making, andkeen to see Covid-19 as an opportunity to reset values in the world.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selling on Bursa triples to RM905.9m last week
Foreign net outflow quickened to a tune of RM905.9 million net of local equities last week versus an outflow of RM270.0 million in the preceding week. MIDF Research said this was the 22nd consecutive week of foreign net selling.
— The Sun Daily

Over RM240,000 worth of drugs seized from foreign syndicate
The Customs Department has dealt a severe blow to a drug smuggling syndicate operated by foreigners here.
— The Star Online

Malaysia surpasses 26 countries to become 2nd in Asia for … cyber-bullying
The Pew Research Center classifies Malaysia among the world’s most morally conservative countries, but that is a misnomer.Malaysians are, in fact, among the most aggressive on social media.
— The Sun Daily

More urban Chinese support for GPS in next Sarawak poll, suggests group
Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations president Datuk Richard Wee has predicted that more urban and Chinese voters in the state will support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the upcoming Sarawak election.
— Malay Mail

Finance Ministry to study rakyat’s proposal for Budget 2021
The Finance Ministry will study each proposal submitted by the people and stakeholders in drafting the 2021 Budget which is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament in November, and subsequently the tabling of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) next year.
— The Sun Daily

Finance Ministry to study Malaysians’ proposals for Budget 2021, says deputy minister
The Finance Ministry will study each proposal submitted by the people and stakeholders in drafting the 2021 Budget which is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament in November, and subsequently the tabling of the 12th.
— Malay Mail

Fear surrounds local businesses over possibility of govt assistance ending in September
Local businesses have expressed fears that they will be hit badly if all assistance provided by the government is halted in September.
— The Sun Daily

Environment minister checks on real-time air quality monitoring system in Pasir Gudang
Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man today had the opportunity to see for himself the real-time air quality monitoring system in Pasir Gudang, near here, today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Animal Association offers up to RM10,000 reward for information on kitten set on fire in Pahang
The Malaysia Animal Association is offering RM10,000 reward for anyone who can come forward with detailed information on an incident where a kitten was set ablaze.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Communications Ministry to check Al Jazeera’s licence, accreditation with Finas
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) is checking if the controversial documentary Locked Up In Malaysia’s Lockdown produced by international media Al-Jazeera was licensed by the National Film Development.
— Malay Mail

Disciplinary action against eight policemen for accepting pay-offs, says Bukit Aman director
Disciplinary action will be taken against eight police corporals, who accepted pay-offs from other police personnel on the pretext of arranging their transfers.
— The Star Online

Appeal for assistance and extension of automatic moratorium
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has proposed for a further six month extension of the automatic moratorium on the repayment/payment of loans/financing which will end this September.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya: KL crime rate nosedived during MCO; motorcycle theft most rampant
Criminal activity in the nation’s capital plunged during the movement control order (MCO) period, particularly during the first few phases before it entered the conditional movement control order (CMCO), Parliament was.
— Malay Mail

Manpower situation to strengthen after RMCO
The manpower situation in the country is expected to further strengthen in the second half of this year with the economic situation regaining its momentum after the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) was enforced, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— The Sun Daily

In brief: Malaysia’s Dropee raises US$1.3M from Y Combinator, others
Malaysian B2B e-procurement platform Dropee, has raised US$1.3 million in funding right after its graduation from Y Combinator’s Winter 2020 batch.
— e27

Muhyiddin to give special announcement on Recovery Movement Control Order at 4pm
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be giving a special announcement concerning the Recovery Movemement Control Order (RMCO) at 4pm today.The announcement was made on his official Facebook and Twitter pages.
— The Sun Daily

Where did the RM1.2m meant for us go? Missionary schools ask Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education has been urged to respond to queries regarding an RM1.2 million allocation which was supposedly meant to have been channelled to missionary schools in the country.
— Malay Mail

Genaxis MD tells SMEs to continue their digital transformation journey
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are urged to continue with their digital transformation journey even after the conclusion of imposed movement restrictions.
— The Sun Daily

Singapore’s NDR Medical US$5.8M to expand its smart surgical robots business to China, US
Singapore-based surgical robotic company, NDR Medical Technology, announced today it has raised SGD$8 million (US$5.8 million) in a Series A round of investment, led by Chinese medical devices maker Microport Scientific Corporation.
— e27

Tok Pa: Govt to relook role of public, private sectors under mid-long term economic recovery plan
The role of certain public and private sectors will be relooked under the medium to long term economic recovery plan to spearhead Malaysia’s developments going forwards, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today.
— Malay Mail

RM42 mln approved for treated water supply project in rural Simanggang – Harden
Simanggang assemblyman Datuk Francis Harden Hollis has hit out at Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sri Aman chairman Leon Jimat Donald for his baseless allegations against the state government for having no long-term plans for treated water supply project in rural areas there.
— The Borneo Post

RM10,000 reward for information on kitten set on fire
The Malaysia Animal Association is offering RM10,000 reward for anyone who can come forward with detailed information on an incident where a kitten was set ablaze.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor records highest number of flood victims
A total of 292 flood victims from 73 families are currently housed at six relief centres in three states as of 4pm today, according to the latest flood situation report released by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) today.
— The Sun Daily

Sept 7 : Management of DJ Patrick Teoh’s case for insulting TMJ
The Sessions Court here today fixed Sept 7 for management of a the case involving popular deejay Patrick Teoh who was charged with making an offensive statement against the Tunku Mahkota of Johor (TMJ) Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Goldman Sachs executives in Malaysia to thrash out 1MDB settlement deal
A six-member team of executives and legal counsel from US banking giant Goldman Sachs arrived in Malaysia on Saturday to meet Malaysian authorities, Singapore’s Straits Times reported.
— Malay Mail

Section 17A of MACC Act can curb graft post-MCO
Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009, which came into force on June 1, is the perfect weapon to curtail corruption at a time when companies struggling to keep afloat may consider bribery to earn a quick profit.
— The Sun Daily

Unemployed man claims trial to giving RM350 bribe, ordered to undergo mental health test
A 37-year-old unemployed man pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to the charge of offering a bribe amounting to RM350 to a police officer on July 13.
— Malay Mail

Dept foils illegal rock-quarrying attempt in Betong
The enforcement unit of the Land and Survey Department thwarted an illegal rock-quarrying activity that took place at a roadside area in Betong last Saturday.
— The Borneo Post

Carsome partners CIMB Bank to provide dealers access to financing digitally
Southeast Asia’s largest online used car trading platform Carsome has entered a partnership with CIMB Bank Bhd to provide a co-developed inventory financing solution to used car dealers, directly reducing processing time and minimising physical documentation via Carsome’s online platform in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily



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


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