Malaysia morning news for June 18

Malaysia morning news for June 18

Malaysia morning news

Sarawak Energy Bhd: June bills will reflect actual electricity consumption
Electricity bills issued by Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) in June will reflect adjustments for actual electricity consumption.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s Islamic finance sector to hit RM3t this year, says Bursa chairman
Malaysia’s Islamic finance sector is expected to sustain double-digit growth to reach almost RM3 trillion in 2020 under the second Capital Market Masterplan, according to Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia reports 10 new COVID-19 cases
Malaysia reported 10 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday (Jun 17), taking the total number of cases in the country to 8,515.

Dr Mahathir claims leaders backing Muhyiddin ‘going here and there’ offering posts, cash, refusals met with threats
Political leaders aligned to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin have been kept busy going about offering senior positions in government-linked entities and money to secure support for the prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Malay Mail

Report: 3,000 jobs to be slashed at Genting Malaysia Bhd
Some 3,000 jobs are expected to cut at Genting Malaysia Berhad, according to a report by financial daily The Edge.
— Malay Mail

Court fixes June 24 to hear submissions in Najib-Arul audit-tampering trial
The High Court has fixed June 24 to hear the submissions of both parties in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit-tampering trial involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy over the prosecution’s application to amend the charges levelled against them.
— The Star Online

Penang gives green light to reopening of non-Muslim houses of worship
The Penang government has agreed with the federal government’s decision on the reopening of non-Muslim houses of worship from today, provided that the committees of the respective premises abide by the standard operating.
— Malay Mail

A Matter Of Major Public Interest Deserves Disclosure
What do the doctors for President Trump and Prime Minister Muhyiddin have in common? It is that they are both apparently willing to admit they are ready to sign off pre-prepared medical testimonials with political undertones on behalf of their patients.
— Sarawak Report

Bad news for booze? Malaysia mulls alcohol rules overhaul as industry battles COVID-19 impact
Malaysia is considering a potential reviews of regulations governing alcohol sales and/or production following a rash of drunk driving accidents in the country, marking yet another hurdle for an industry trying to find its feet due to COVID-19.
— Food Navigator

Malaysia, Thailand end 24-hour operations at ICQS Bukit Kayu Hitam, CIQ Sadao
Malaysia and Thailand will discontinue 24-hour operations at Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Bukit Kayu Hitam and Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Sadao following reduced volume of heavy.
— Malay Mail

M’sia ends 24-hour border operations for heavy vehicles at Bukit Kayu Hitam
Malaysia and Thailand will discontinue 24-hour operations at the Bukit Kayu Hitam and Sadao immigration, customs, quarantine and security complexes (ICQS) following a reduction in the volume of heavy vehicles and cargo.
— The Star Online

New social norms, disruption to routines: Trying times for autistic community as Malaysia enters COVID-19 recovery phase
These days, mornings start at 7am for Mohd Adli Yahya, 56, and his son, Luqman Shariff Mohd Adli, 21.

Makeshift structure at Klang LRT project site collapses, causing jam
A temporary structure gave way and collapsed at the site of the LRT work area near the Meru wet market here.
— The Star Online

RMCO: Malaysians are playing their part
The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) enters its eighth day today and Malaysians are seen to be in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs), especially in public places.
— The Borneo Post

Covid-19: Kalimantan’s death toll at 182, confirmed cases 3,612
Sarawak’s neighbouring Indonesian territory, Kalimantan, has recorded a total of 182 deaths from Covid-19 and 3,612 as of yesterday, a news portal reported.
— The Borneo Post

AmBank Research sees Prihatin, Penjana stimulus boosting Q3 GDP
The effects of Malaysia’s stimulus package should be seen in the third quarter of 2020’s (Q3 2020) gross domestic product (GDP) performance, said AmBank Research group chief economist and head of research Dr.
— Malay Mail

Support local bars with Carlsberg Malaysia’s Adopt-a-Keg
Carlsberg Malaysia introduces the Adopt-a-Keg initiative in an effort to assist local F&B outlets affected during the movement control order (MCO) period.
— The Borneo Post

Don’t dismiss public unease over Musa Aman and Riza Aziz acquittals, Umno info chief warns Perikatan
The Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration must not take lightly the perceived democratic “deficit” following recent decisions by the prosecution to discontinue Riza Aziz and Tan Sri Musa Aman’s court cases, Umno.
— Malay Mail

RM6 mln programme for economic recovery
Lazada Malaysia and TNG Digital are joining forces to introduce #KitaBantuKita, a RM6 million incentive programme to stimulate the local economy towards a post-Covid-19 recovery.
— New Sarawak Tribune

June bills show actual electricity consumption
Sarawak Energy’s electricity bills received in June reflect adjustments for actual electricity consumed for the relevant period, following three months of estimated readings as a result of suspension of actual meter readings due to the movement control order (MCO) and conditional movement control order (CMCO).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Business sectors urged to do online services
The business sectors have been urged to make use of technology and market their services or products online.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak Pay to go international
The Sarawak Pay e-wallet application will go international soon. SiliconNet Technologies Sdn Bhd’s general manager Chin Zan Kiun said China’s UnionPay could be used in the Sarawak Pay application soon.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawak General Operations Force foils attempt to smuggle illegal immigrants
The Sarawak General Operation Force (PGA) foiled an attempt by two men to smuggle out eight illegal immigrants at Kampung Mapu Kijabu, Serian yesterday.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: Senior minister urges construction industry leaders in Malaysia need to prepare for new normal
All construction industry leaders have been urged to be prepared to implement projects in accordance with the new normal during the Recovery movement control order (RMCO) period.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak consumers told to reach out to SEB if charged exorbitant electricity bills during MCO
Electricity consumers in Sarawak who receive higher electricity bill this month have been advised to take a snapshot of the actual consumption at their premises’ meter and share it with.
— Malay Mail

Report: Annuar Musa admits possibility of snap polls discussed during last night’s Umno supreme council meeting
Discussions surrounding the possibility of snap polls being called were on the agenda of Umno’s supreme council meeting that took place last night, said Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— Malay Mail

Daim: In Malaysia, when you steal Milo, you go to jail; but when you steal billions of ringgit, you walk away smiling
The anger and discontentment expressed by Malaysians over a recent decision by the Sessions Court to grant Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) for five money-laundering charges is.
— Malay Mail

Report: Better for Malaysia if Perikatan govt resumes ECRL first over HSR, says Daim
Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin has recommended that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration prioritise the East-Coast Railway Link (ECRL) over the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed rail (HSR) for the potential.
— Malay Mail

UMS student’s tree hut video goes viral
A video entitled “24 Hours On Tree Challenge” by Veveonah Mosibin, a Universiti Malaysia Sabah student, recently went viral as thousands of Malaysians are touched by her determination not to allow any obstacles stop her in her educational pursuit.
— The Borneo Post

IMM13 ‘most appropriate’ single document – Jeffrey
The use of IMM13 is the most appropriate single document to group all foreigners from the Philippines holding Kad Burung-Burung and Kad Banci and a very positive first step towards resolving the illegal immigrants problems in Sabah, said STAR Sabah president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
— The Borneo Post

Muhyiddin joins interactive session with PRIHATIN assistance recipients
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today spent some time to join an interactive video conferencing session with recipients of assistance under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN) to get their feedback on the benefit.
— The Borneo Post

Johor beauty salon ups eyebrow threading game amid Covid-19 pandemic
Increased awareness of hygiene to curb the spread of Covid-19 has driven one beautician in Kempas to work on an alternative way to continue the age-old practice of threading with a single cotton thread.
— Malay Mail

RM2m cheque via law firm was ‘sincere donation’ for Zahid’s tahfiz school, businessman claims in Umno leader’s trial
A businessman today claimed to have given a personal cheque of RM2 million to an Islamic religious school allegedly owned by his “good friend” Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as a “sincere donation”.
— Malay Mail

Reports: MACC nabs Johor MP’s aide over alleged false claims to service centre
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has reportedly arrested a special advisor to a Johor MP earlier today for allegedly submitting false claims.
— Malay Mail

On ‘deadline’ evening, Pakatan says still undecided about PM candidate
Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) discussion on its prime minister candidate is still ongoing, its chief secretary Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said tonight amid a self-imposed deadline of this evening to decide.
— Malay Mail

Socso: 52 employers, 417 job openings on first day of employment recruitment programme PenjanaKerjaya
A total of 52 employers have registered under the Employment Recruitment Incentives Programme (PenjanaKerjaya) under the National Economy Recovery Plan (Penjana), operated by Social Security Organisation (Socso) since its.
— Malay Mail

FT minister: Govt plans to dedicate Putrajaya ‘Soccer City’ to late Sultan Ahmad Shah
The government plans to dedicate the development of a sports facility costing over RM500 million here to the country’s sports leadership icon — the late Sultan Ahmad Shah.
— Malay Mail

Zahid’s trial: Blank cheques over RM1.3m given to mystery moneychanger in exchange for cash, witnesses say
Signed cheques that combined totalled over RM1.3 million were given to a moneychanger with the name of the recipient left blank, several prosecution witnesses testified today in the money-laundering trial of former deputy.
— Malay Mail

Perak to allow congregational, Friday prayers based on prayer hall capacity
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, has given his consent to the number of people allowed to attend congregational and Friday prayers to be based on the actual capacity limit of the main prayer hall by having physical distance.
— Malay Mail

JPJ rakes in over RM3mil in bids for ‘SYG’ number plates in Sabah
The JPJ has netted over RM3mil in five days through bids for the “SYG” vehicle registration numbers, says director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid.
— The Star Online

JPJ: No action will be taken on two million Malaysians with expired road tax, driving licences until MCO is over
No action will be taken against the more than two million Malaysians whose driving licences and road tax have expired since the movement control order (MCO) was enforced, said Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid.
— The Star Online

Tanah Hitam, Chemor planters facing eviction bid for Perak MB to intercede
Sixteen small-scale farmers from Kampung Baru Tanah Hitam, Chemor asked the Perak mentri besar for help today after they were notified to vacate the land they have been cultivating for years.
— Malay Mail

Talk about sacked PKR members forming new party not true, says political aide
The political secretary to former PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has dismissed talk that sacked PKR members will be forming a new political party soon.
— Malay Mail

Make “Road To Oscar” a reality – Saifuddin
Films that revolve around the Malay world, culture and religions can bring the local film industry to greater heights including going to the Oscar, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Report: Agenda of Bersatu joining Muafakat Nasional possible in tonight’s supreme council meeting, Umno leaders say
Several Umno supreme council members said they did not dismiss the possibility of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) embracing the Muafakat Nasional alliance, following a supreme council meeting convened at the.
— Malay Mail

Report: Sources claim more cost-cutting measures, job cuts at Star Media Group
Sources have claimed that over 100 staff at the Star Media Group Bhd could be affected by cost-cutting measures that are said to include job rationalising exercises.
— Malay Mail

Number forecast operators in Sarawak remain closed during RMCO as they await permission from SDMC
Number forecast operators (NFOs) like Magnum4D Malaysia are still closed in Sarawak despite their Peninsular Malaysia counterparts reopening for business today under the relaxed rules of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
— The Borneo Post



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