Malaysia morning news for June 30

Malaysia morning news for June 30

Malaysia morning newsMEF: Employers, businesses in urban cities will go bankrupt if minimum wage set at RM2,700 monthly
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said many businesses will go under should the living wage in urban cities be set at RM2,700 per month.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s May exports fall 25.5%, worst in 11 years
Malaysia’s exports in May plunged 25.5 per cent from a year earlier, its worst performance in more than a decade, amid a global slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government data showed on Monday (Jun 29).

Business expected to remain contractionary despite improved outlook
Business sentiment among Malaysia companies have improved slightly despite remaining in the contractionary zone in Q3’20, according to Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Malaysia’s Business Optimism Index (BOI) study.
— The Sun Daily

In fighting Covid-19, Malaysia goes all out against human traffickers
When the government issued the movement control order (MCO) in March to combat the Covid-19 outbreak, it was fighting on two fronts.
— Malay Mail

Shippers’ council seek ministry’s help to ease cost burden amid weak exports
The Malaysian National Shippers’ Council (MNSC) has raised concerns over new export orders amid weak global demand, following a decline in the export of goods and services for the third consecutive quarter.
— The Sun Daily

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Home minister says directed cops to probe book allegedly insulting Malaysian coat of arms
The Home Ministry said today its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin had directed the police to investigate and act against a book for allegedly insulting the Malaysian coat of arms.
— Malay Mail

Maritime enforcement officer killed in Bintulu road accident brought home to Sungai Petani in Kedah
The body of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) enforcement officer Kavin Raj Multy, who perished in a road accident, arrived at his father’s residence in Sungai Petani, Kedah today.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association to kick off virtual domestic tourism fair on July 1
In a bid to restart domestic tourism, the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (Mita) is organising a 15-day virtual travel fair starting Wednesday (July 1).
— The Star Online

PKR sacks five members including Women’s chief Haniza Talha
The PKR Central Leadership Council meeting held yesterday has agreed with the recommendation of the party’s disciplinary board to sack its five members including Women’s wing chief Haniza Mohd Talha.
— The Borneo Post

Construction firm sues govt for bypassing Parliament with new rules protecting companies who can’t pay debts for six months
A construction company has filed a court challenge against the government for skipping Parliament when introducing new rules to allow indebted companies a longer protection period of six months to pay off their debts to.
— Malay Mail

Petronas refutes Reuter’s report over Sarawak tax settlement
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has refuted a recent Reuters report which claimed the national oil & gas company had urged the prime minister to drop a planned tax settlement to Sarawak.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selling on Bursa rises to RM624.7m last week
Offshore investors continued to offload stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia for the 19th consecutive week, selling RM624.7 million net of local equities last week.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Malindo Air offers staff one-year voluntary unpaid leave
Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd is reportedly offering its employees a voluntary long-term unpaid leave of one year, following which their employment status with the company will be made known.
— Malay Mail

Take advantage of state govt’s various assistance, Naroden tells S’wakian entrepreneurs and businesses
Sarawakian entrepreneurs and businesses are urged to take advantage of the state government’s various assistance to adapt or embrace digital technology in running their businesses and transactions.
— The Borneo Post

AmBank Group recognised as nation’s best mobile banking and wealth management experience
AmBank Group has recently added another feather to its hat by winning four prestigious awards for AmOnline, its digital banking platform.
— The Borneo Post

MRB aims to tap into Kazakhstan’s O&G market with latest MoU
Minetech Resources Bhd (MRB) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hadid Oil & Gas LLP (HAG) to collaboratively engage in potential business opportunities, particularly in the field of oil & gas, construction and any other sectors where both parties identified and jointly agreed to pursue.
— The Borneo Post

DRB-Hicom’s affected by Covid-19, modest recovery expected
DRB-Hicom Bhd’s (DRB-Hicom) performance is expected to continue to be weak in the second quarter of the financial year 2020 (2QFY20) before gradually recovering in the second half of FY20 (2HFY20), analysts observed.
— The Borneo Post

MOE reschedules major exams dates, SPM to be held from Jan 6 to Feb 9, 2021
The Education Ministry (MOE) has announced the rescheduled dates of major examinations, with the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), will be held from Jan 6 to Feb 9, next year.
— The Sun Daily

Some Sabah police HQs, stations also hit by floods, says state police chief
Several police headquarters (IPD) and police stations have also been affected by the floods which hit Sabah, including the Penampang IPD and Tamparuli police station, said Sabah police commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass.
— Malay Mail

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Court fixes Sept 4 for updates on Roger Ng’s 1MDB case in US
The High Court here on Monday (June 29) fixed Sept 4 for further case management to obtain the latest development on the status of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng Chong Hwa’s criminal charges in the United States.
— The Star Online

Sept 4 to know status on Roger Ng’s case in the US
The High Court here today fixed Sept 4 for further case management to obtain the latest development on the status of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng Chong Hwa’s criminal charges in the United States (US).
— The Sun Daily

Weakly recovering oil prices to limit further ringgit depreciation
Fitch Solutions have revised its 2020 and 2021 average exchange rate forecasts to RM4.300 and RM4.200 against the US dollar, respectively, from RM4.350 and RM4.250 previously as a recovery in commodity prices, especially crude oil, is likely to limit the extent of weakness in the ringgit in the short term.
— The Sun Daily

PBB veep: No reason PM can’t be from Sarawak, Sabah
Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said today there is no reason a Sarawakian or Sabahan cannot be the country’s prime minister, if everyone accepts it.
— Malay Mail

Brolin Nicholsion appointed to temporarily head DAP Serian branch
Democratic Action Party (DAP) Serian branch member Brolin Nicholsion has been appointed to temporarily head the party’s Serian branch following the resignation of the former DAP Serian branch chief Edward Andrew Luwak from the party yesterday, said DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen.
— The Borneo Post

Leave seat allocation announcements to Pakatan leadership, S’wak DAP secretary tells allies
Sarawak DAP secretary Alan Ling has urged his colleagues in Pakatan Harapan (PH) not to make remarks on seat allocation for the next Sarawak election and to leave it to the coalition’s leadership to make announcements on the matter.
— The Borneo Post

New rules: Malaysians to pay RM30-RM150 for Covid-19 test upon return abroad; foreigners pay RM60-RM250
Malaysians returning from overseas will have to pay a range of RM30 to RM150 to be tested for Covid-19 upon entering the country from today onwards, while non-citizens will pay higher fees depending on the type of tests.
— Malay Mail

Cinemas to woo moviegoers with Asian titles
The cinema industry is looking to get back on its feet by bringing in Asian titles to woo moviegoers back.
— The Sun Daily

Number of Sabah flood victims increase to 870 this morning
The number of flood victims in Sabah increased last night with 870 people from 272 families sent to 11 temporary evacuation centres (PPS) in several districts this morning.
— The Sun Daily

Highway from Kota Bharu to Kuala Krai expected to be ready in 2024
The 74-km long highway from Kota Bharu to Kuala Krai is expected to be fully completed in 2024, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (pix).
— The Sun Daily

News editor Boo Su-Lyn summoned by PDRM
CodeBlue news site editor-in-chief Boo Su-Lyn (pix) has been summoned by the police for investigation under the Penal Code and the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
— The Sun Daily

Amanah, DAP want PH Plus to be intact
Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) and DAP said they want Pakatan Harapan (PH) Plus to remain intact and that it should not enter into cooperation deals with outsiders that excludes any of the five original parties in it .
— The Borneo Post

Sultan Johor consents to pay for repairs to burnt HSA ward
Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pix) has consented to pay for the cost of repairing the women’s ward of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here which caught fire yesterday afternoon.
— The Sun Daily

RM1 tril losses if no reboot
Experts have agreed with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s projection of RM1 trillion in losses by the banking and financial system in the country if the economy is not reopened.
— The Sun Daily

Fuel kiosk operators, traders and retailers see optimistic rise in sales during RMCO period
Business for retailers has improved by varying levels with the easing of restrictions under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
— The Sun Daily

Pre-schools, kindergartens to open on Wednesday, preparations underway for the little ones
With government and private kindergartens, pre-schools, nurseries and day-care centres scheduled to resume operations on Wednesday (July 1), parents must surely be busy making the final arrangements to send their little ones there after a three-month hiatus following the imposition of the Movement Control Order.
— The Sun Daily

Awg Tengah calls on private sector, industry experts to aid state gov’t in becoming nation’s digital economic powerhouse
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is calling on the private sectors, higher learning institutions, chambers of commerce, financial institutions and experts from all industrial fields to help the Sarawak Government in charting its way to become the nation’s digital economic powerhouse.
— The Borneo Post

MMEA: Indonesian fishermen held for encroaching Sarawak waters
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) today announced its first arrest, involving five Indonesian fishermen for encroaching Sarawak waters in Mukah, since it ceased using the ‘turn back’.
— Malay Mail

Persiaran Bukit Raja will be closed from June 30 to July 31, motorists urged to follow diversions
Motorists are urged to follow traffic diversions due to 24-hour road closures around Persiaran Bukit Raja in Klang from June 30 to July 31, 2020.
— The Sun Daily

Bukit Aman investigating author behind political book for allegedly insulting Malaysian coat of arms
Bukit Aman confirms that the police will be investigating those behind a book that allegedly insulted the “Jata Negara” (Malaysian coat of arms) on its cover.
— Malay Mail

Former Bar presidents urge AG to reconsider contempt proceedings against Malaysiakini
Several former Malaysian Bar presidents have urged the attorney general to reconsider the contempt proceedings against Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief Steven Gan over several comments left by readers in the news.
— Malay Mail



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