Malaysia morning news for April 17

Malaysia morning news for April 17

Malaysia morning news

Unhealthy air quality in two areas of Selangor
Two areas in Selangor were found to have unhealthy air quality, with most areas in Malaysia having moderate air quality as at 6pm today.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia by-election losses raise risk of reactive fiscal policy
There is a rising risk of more reactive fiscal policy in the run-up to the Sandakan by-election in Sabah, Malaysia, resulting in more subsidy spending said Barclays analyst Brian Tan in a report on Monday.
— The Business Times

Najib’s trial: Ihsan Perdana documents in BNM’s possession for almost three years, says analyst
A Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) analyst told the High Court here today that Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd’s banking documents, obtained from Affin Bank, was in his possession for almost three years before he handed them over to the…
— Malay Mail

PM Mahathir: Malaysia does not need high-speed rail … for now
Malaysia does not feel that a high-speed rail (HSR) system is necessary for now, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Eleven/ ANN

KL mayor: B40 singles can apply to rent DBKL rooms starting August
Singles from the lower income B40 group working in the capital can start applying to rent shared space units under the urban housing programme from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) from August, said Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham…
— Malay Mail

Shafee’s money-laundering trial to begin on July 8
The High Court here on Tuesday (April 16) fixed eight days, beginning July 8, for the trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on two charges of money laundering, involving RM9.5 million he received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and …
— The Star Online

Chow: PIL 1 highway is not a waste of money – Nation – MalaysiaCapture
Penang will go ahead with the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) despite criticisms that the project was unnecessary and a waste of public funds.
— Malaysia Capture

Penang LRT project to start next year
Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin next year.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya wants transparency in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says Ong
Transparency tops Putrajaya’s priorities if it is to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming said today. The unprecedented amount of money…
— Malay Mail

MIER: Malaysia’s trade with China could take a hit if trade war lingers
Malaysia’s trade with China could take a hit due to the protracted trade war between the US and China.The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) executive director Datuk Zakariah Abdul Rashid said this is based on the RM178 billion trade between Malaysia and China in 2017.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Third national car still vital despite focus on rail
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad repeated his emphasis today on Malaysia’s need for a third national carmaker notwithstanding his administration’s recent attention to rail projects.
— Malay Mail

Hop on a psychedelic trip to ‘Wonderland’ at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum
If you have ever longed to be a part of the Mad Hatter’s tea party, you now have a standing invitation at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
— Star2.com

Najib’s trial: Two banks involved in BNM’s 2015 money-laundering probe
The High Court was told today that alleged money transfers from former 1MDB subsidiary Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd and SRC International Sdn Bhd to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bank accounts had involved two major local banks….
— Malay Mail

ECRL an exception, open tender for future projects – deputy minister – MalaysiaCapture
Future infrastructure projects in Malaysia, unlike the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), will be done via open tender with no preference or bias against companies from any particular country, said International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Ong Kian Ming.
— Malaysia Capture

Association wants to develop OKU sports
Persatuan Sukan Dan Rekreasi Orang Kurang Upaya Negeri (Pesron) aims to develop OKU sports in Sarawak, said its president Matthew Chin Hiong Choi.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Helpline for info on scams and other white-collar crimes
The Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) under the federal police launched a helpline today to enable the public to channel information and make enquiries on matters related to scams and other white-collar crimes.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Airlines: Viral post on add-on baggage fees fake
Malaysian Airlines today said that a list of rates for its add-on baggage viralled on social media is incorrect. Malaysia Airlines in a statement to Bernama yesterday said that their extra baggage…
–Malay Mail

Govt needs six months to make its mark
Continue with bold reforms, change weak policies and do not forget promises made, no matter how small.
–The Star Online

Hope for more exports after ECRL deal inked
The government is hopeful that the signing of a new deal on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will lead to higher exports to China.Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said now that the revised ECRL agreement had been inked, the government was …
–The Sun Daily

MCMC: Broadband prices have gone down 49pc
The prices of high-speed broadband services have reduced by 49 per cent on average since the end of last year, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said yesterday. The commission, in a…
–Malay Mail

This is how else the RM24b bailouts for Felda, Tabung Haji could have been used and abused
The government has allocated RM6.3 billion to rescue Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and another RM17.8 billion on a restructuring plan for Lembaga Tabung Haji. In effect, they are bailouts for…
–Malay Mail

Ministry looking into setting up computer programming school
The Communication and Multimedia Ministry plans to set up a computer programming school for secondary school leavers. Its minister Gobind Singh Deo said the initiative was to train the younger generation to be IT (information technology) savvy so as to be able to compete in the digital …
–The Borneo Post

Malaysia hopeful of second-phase negotiations on water with Singapore
Malaysia is hopeful that Singapore will agree to enter into negotiations on the second phase of the 1962 Water Agreement which involves the price modality, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Stressing that the next phase would be a “difficult one”, he said …
–The Borneo Post

KPKT awaiting report on claims of abandoned fire trucks — Zuraida
The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is awaiting a report from the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) regarding claims that 97 fire trucks valued at RM165 million are abandoned due to damage to components and suppliers failing to provide spare parts for the …
–The Borneo Post

‘People need to see clear direction on tackling economy’
Pakatan Harap­an may not be able to fulfil all of its election pledges in the next six months, but it should come up with a clear roadmap on how and when it will deliver its promised reforms, say economic experts.
–The Star Online

Pangkor Island to get duty-free status on Jan 1, 202
Pangkor Island will get its duty-free status on Jan 1, 2020. The island will also be exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST).The state government had submitted an application to gazette the island as tax free, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, said today.”Various …
–The Sun Daily

‘Dehijabing’ forum panelists accuse Jais of harassing, intimidating female activists
The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) is abusing its power to harass and intimidate female activists, said three women currently being investigated by the agency for a forum on Malay women and discarding the…
–Malay Mail

MCMC will prepare 5G Testbed report by year end – Gobind
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will prepare the final report on the 5G Testbed and Trials by the end of this year, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. He said the outcome of the trials from April to October this year would be …
–The Borneo Post

KKMM undergoing restructuring to improve services and delivery system — Gobind
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is currently undergoing a process of restructuring and improving several departments and agencies to improve its services and delivery system to the rakyat, said its Minister Gobind Singh Deo. The ministry is currently restructuring the …
–The Borneo Post

Septuagenarian suffers nearly RM40,000 loses in break-in
A 78-year-old woman suffered nearly RM40,000 in losses when her shophouse at Jalan Merbau was broken into on Sunday night. The victim only discovered the break-in around 9.30am on Monday. Upon checking she found that several air-conditioners, ceiling fans, lamps, and electric cables were …
–The Borneo Post

Now, there are house break-in masterminds
Do you know there are house break-in masterminds these days? Sarawak Community Policing Association (SCPA) chairman Datuk John Lau revealed that house break-in masterminds would normally patrol housing estates…
–New Sarawak Tribune

Cops who allowed civilians to inspect patrol car in hot soup: IGP
MALACCA: The police personnel who allowed a patrol car to be stopped and inspected by civilians in front of Chung Hua National Type School (SJKC) , Rantau, Negri Sembilan, last Saturday are in hot soup.
–The Sun Daily

Adib’s lawyers want pathologist out of proceedings
The lawyers for fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s family and the Housing and Local Government Ministry today objected to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) pathologist Dr Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi sitting in at the proceedings.Lawyer Syazlin Mansor, who represents the ministry and the Fire and …
–The Sun Daily

Fire Dept to halt search for missing runner, says minister
The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) is temporarily halting its search for Mohammad Ashraf Hassan, 29, who went missing while participating in the Gopeng Ultra Trail 2019 run on March 23 .  Housing and Local…
–Malay Mail

State to aid victims of Belaga longhouse fire
The state government will aid victims of Rumah Uma Bawang in Sungai Asap, Belaga, said Welfare, Community Well-Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah. She…
–New Sarawak Tribune

What About Kuching back to celebrate arts, lifestyle
What About Kuching (WAK), the festival that celebrates arts, culture and lifestyle, is back for its third edition this year, running from Sept 28 to Oct 27. The annual festival, which aims to support tourism, culture, heritage and the arts in a bold and innovative way, will gather talented …
–The Borneo Post

Several roads to be closed tomorrow for Tour de Iskandar
Several roads will be closed to all traffic tomorrow for the 2019 Tour de Iskandar Johor cycling race.Iskandar Putri District Police chief ACP Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the closure would involve Jalan Johor Baru-Gelang Patah-Pendas from Km30 (Globes MBIP) until Km32 (Gelang Patah bus …
–The Sun Daily

Bilateral relations continue to flourish under the new government — US envoy
Bilateral relations between Malaysia and the United States (US) continue to flourish in many areas of cooperation under the new Malaysian government of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The US Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, said the ties have been firmly …
–The Borneo Post

Anwar meets with Sultan of Brunei to discuss bilateral cooperation
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has met with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to discuss ways to bolster cooperation between the two countries.
–The Star Online

Govt won’t evict PPR tenants with rent arrears: Khalid
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today stressed that there is no attempt to evict tenants of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) even if they have accumulated high rent arrears.Instead, the government is making an effort through Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to help …
–The Sun Daily

Ex-PKR leader Badrul lodges report on alleged irregularities at Mawar Medical Centre
Former Rembau PKR chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Che’gu Bard, today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on alleged financial irregularities at the Mawar Medical Centre (MMC).A full report on the financial transactions of MMC was submitted …
–The Sun Daily

More than 8k workers re-employed after getting ESO assistance
A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs), since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.
–The Star Online

What to know about island hopping on jet ski in Langkawi
For a unique island hopping experience in Langkawi, a jet ski tour is definitely the way to go. A smaller vehicle means that you are able to glide gently underneath unique limestone formations and get in between rocky nooks and crevices.
–Star2.com

Mukhriz: Kedah seeking US$50m loan to upgrade water supply infrastructure
The Kedah government is in the midst of obtaining a US$50 million (RM206.8 million) loan from a foreign bank for upgrading the water supply infrastructure in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the…
–Malay Mail

MITI : Palm oil dispute led to Malaysia-EU FTA talks suspension
The European Union’s (EU) planned restriction on the use of palm oil in biofuel is a factor that led to the suspension of negotiations on the proposed Malaysia-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
— The Edge Markets

Industries urged to support skills competitions to strengthen TVET
Industry players in the country are encouraged to work together and participate actively in support of skills competitions organised to strengthen the field of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selling ‘took a breather’ last week
Foreign investors took a breather from selling off stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia last week, with the sale of Malaysian equities by foreign funds narrowing to RM289.3 million.
— The Edge Markets

Unilever makes strategic investment in Malaysia’s TheLorry
The Unilever Foundry, the global startup collaboration platform of consumer goods giant Unilever, made a strategic investment in Malaysian on-demand logistics startup TheLorry, which plans to expand into four markets across Southeast Asia.
— Tech in Asia

Chinese businesses in Malaysia watch cautiously as Mahathir, Beijing move ahead on railway
Malaysia’s relationship with China is under scrutiny in the Southeast Asian country ahead of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s expected April visit to Beijing.
— CNBC

Malaysians ‘on the warpath’ over street food; Was Netflix’s exclusion of Malaysia deliberate?
One of Malaysia’s delights and source of fame is its colourful, mouth-watering street food. So, it was a huge surprise for Malaysian netizens to find that Malaysia was not among the SEA countries featured in Netflix’s new culinary series titled “Street Food Asia” which will be launched on April 26.
— The Independent

Former Malaysian PM Najib: I never blamed previous leadership for problems I dealt with
The previous administration of Malaysia was never blamed for issues that cropped up when I led the country, says former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
— Eleven/ ANN

Three nabbed for posing as cops to rob foreigners
Police have arrested three men for posing as policemen and robbing foreigners in Brickfields here.
— The Star Online

Najib chides Pakatan for changing tack on Permata
Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s move to rebrand the National Permata Programme as ‘Genius’ shows it recognises its benefits, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
— Malay Mail

BNM wanted details on firm that sent money to Najib’s account, court hears
Bank Negara officer says he went to Affin Bank’s headquarters to issue the notice with regards to a probe being carried out in 2015 by a task force of certain money transactions involving Najib Razak.
— FMT News

Najib: Under revised ECRL deal, KL-KB travel time almost as long as driving
The revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route will make rail travel from here to Kota Baru in Kelantan almost as long as car journeys, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.
— Malay Mail

Communications, Education Ministries to join forces for programming school
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is teaming up with the Ministry of Education to set up a computer programming school for secondary school leavers.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia looking to establish embassy in Palestine, says foreign minister
Malaysia hopes to open an embassy in Palestine even though it may be tough going, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Home ownership hampered by strict loan conditions: Rehda
Strict conditions imposed by banks on home loan applicants are the biggest barrier for home ownership despite the government efforts to waive stamp duty fees for buyers under the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC), the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) said.
— The Sun Daily

Development is not a licence for environmental destruction: Sultan Nazrin (Updated)
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah (pix), said today development is not a licence legalising the destruction of the environment.
— The Sun Daily

Policies that encourage imports need to be changed – PM
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the current government policies which seem to encourage imports rather than exports need to be changed.
— The Borneo Post

Ruling parties do not get much support in by-elections: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said today most ruling parties do not get a lot of support during by-elections because there will be no change in the government following these polls.
— The Sun Daily

Taxation system must change to help domestic industries thrive, says PM
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he is puzzled why Malaysia’s policies favour imports over exports.
— Malay Mail

CM: Lost potential will cost Penang more than RM7b for highway
The harm to Penang’s economic growth if it does not get the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) would exceed what the highway will cost, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow told the project’s detractors today.
— Malay Mail

Focus on improving current rail services, high-speed train now ‘not necessary’ (Updated)
A high-speed train project is not “really necessary” for Malaysia at the moment as it is only connecting between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.Malaysia’s focus now is to improve the quality of existing railway services, he said.
— The Sun Daily

More than 8k workers re-employed after getting ESO assistance
A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs), since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.
— The Star Online

The 8th McMillan Woods Global Awards Embraces the Successes & Accolades of 30 A-List Asian Visionary Leaders and Champions
McMillan Woods Global, unlike many other prominent organizations worldwide which offer prestigious awards globally, is the organizer of the 8th Edition of the McMillan Woods Global Awards that will be held on the 19th April 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts
Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking.
— Phys.Org

M’sia’s survival in the hands of Putrajaya
It looks like until MA63 is made part of the Constitution, the debate now raging is not likely to die down. Sarawak has made its stand clear.
— New Sarawak Tribune

TLDM on presence of Mat Sabu’s wife: Launching and naming of navy ship by a woman is tradition
The launching and naming ceremony of a Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) ship by a woman is a tradition of the TLDM since it was known as the Royal Navy.
— Malay Mail

Alta Moda Sarawak – fashion for and by Sarawakians
Alta Moda Sarawak (AMS) plans to collaborate with ministries and agencies to promote and provide exposure and opportunities to local fashion designers.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Perhilitan nabs two Vietnamese for alleged poaching
Two Vietnamese men have been nabbed by wildlife officers for alleged poaching.
— The Star Online

TH management more transparent and professional: Financial expert
Islamic financial expert Dr Zaharuddin Abd Rahman is of the view that the current Lembaga Tabung Haji (Pilgrims’ Fund Board) under the current management has placed the Islamic institution on the right track with a more transparent and professional corporate management.
— The Sun Daily

Three chicken egg producers charged with profiteering
Three chicken egg producing companies were charged in the Session’s Court here today were with profiteering from the sale of A grade chicken eggs.
— The Sun Daily

Chong accuses GPS of ‘betrayal’, Hasidah insists the party made the right decision
Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak has released a video accusing Gabungan Parti Sarawak of being in cohorts with UMNO and PAS against the Constitution Bill (Amendment 2019), which caused it to be rejected in.
— The Borneo Post

We will improve our info delivery system: Gobind
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) has pledged to improve the government’s delivery system to the rakyat in order to disseminate proper information and debunk any fake news hurled at them.
— The Sun Daily

Steps taken to enable industrial sector to contribute 35% to GDP in 2030
The Sabah government, committed to the development of the industrial sector, has identified various initiatives to bring industrial contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) from 7.3 percent in 2017 to 35 percent in 2030.
— The Borneo Post

Subang Jaya another step closer to city status
The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)’s application to upgrade the status of the city council has been forwarded to the state government for approval.
— The Sun Daily

60 in talent identification programme for disabled persons
Sixty people with disabilities (OKU) from Mukah, Dalat, Matu and Daro community-based rehabilitation centres (PDKs) participated in a talent identification (TID) programme at Stadium Perpaduan Dalat in Mukah recently….
— New Sarawak Tribune

Handal acquires 51% of Borneo Seaoffshore
Handal Resources Bhd is acquiring a 51% stake in Borneo Seaoffshore Engineering Sdn Bhd (BSOE) for RM25.5 million in a related party transaction.
— The Sun Daily

Gadang bags TRX job
Gadang Holdings Bhd has secured a RM38.52 million contract for the proposed development of an elevated bridge at the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project.
— The Sun Daily

UEM Edgenta’s Opus is consultant for Sarawak road project
UEM Edgenta Bhd’s asset consultancy arm Opus Consultants has been appointed by the Sarawak government as the project management consultant for the RM11 billion state’s Coastal Road Network and Second Trunk Roads project.
— The Sun Daily

Kelington secures RM53m new orders
Kelington Group Bhd has clinched new orders totalling RM53 million, bringing the group’s total value of new orders secured to RM146 million in the first quarter ended Dec 31.
— The Sun Daily

Aabar Investment deposited nearly US$15m into SRC’s account: Witness
The High Court in the trial of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s case here has been told that nearly US$15 million was deposited by Aabar Investment PJS Limited from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), into SRC International Sdn Bhd’s account.Questioned by lawyer Harvinderjit …
— The Sun Daily

Melaka CM: State govt not named as respondent in judicial review, port project still ongoing
The Melaka government is not named as a respondent in a judicial review filed by Melaka Gateway developer, KAJ Development Bhd (KAJD) on Saturday (March 13), says Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
— The Star Online

Environmental issues the main concerns with PIL1
The need to mitigate environmental impact is one of the main conditions that came with the approval for Penang’s Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) project.
— The Sun Daily

Bribery ring smashed with arrest of 31
A syndicate involved in corrupt activities involving lorry operators has been crippled with the arrest of 31 persons, including 23 officers of the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
— The Sun Daily

Maxis launches Malaysia’s first commercial narrowband-IoT service
Maxis Bhd launched Malaysia’s first commercial Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service in selected areas including Cyberjaya, Penang, Kuching, Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, and KLCC.
— The Star Online

Halt intimidation against human rights defenders, urges Comango after activist called in by cops
Coalition of local human rights groups Comango has urged the police and the Home Ministry to stop all forms of intimation against human rights defenders, after activist Numan Afifi was called in for questioning next week.
— Malay Mail

State govt not empowered to issue identity cards, says Sabah CM
The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue such documents.
— The Sun Daily

Water flows again at Sabah teachers’ quarters after month of dry taps
15,000 gallons sent to 17 blocks housing 1,000 residents after unpaid bill of RM700,000.
— FMT News

Fire Dept: Miri wildfire spread over 100 hectares
The wildfire in Kuala Baram here has spread over 100 hectares, engulfing forests, plantations and peat land, according to the Miri Fire & Rescue Department. Its chief, Law Poh Kiong, said the fire grew from the 70 hectares it…
— Malay Mail

Two BNM raids on Ambank in 2015, says second witness in Najib’s trial
A Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) manager told the High Court here today that two teams from BNM had raided an Ambank branch in Jalan Raja Chulan, to seize documents on investment obligations.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry to study implementation of new projects in Sabah
The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will conduct studies on several new projects listed for implementation in Sabah, said its minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
— The Borneo Post

1,740 PPRT houses to be built in Sabah in 2019
The federal government is building 1,740 units of houses under the Housing Programme For The Hardcore Poor (PPRT) in Sabah this year, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.
— The Borneo Post

Ayer Ganda water plant may reopen before Ramadan, Perak MB says
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today that the state and the federal government are reviewing a plan to reopen the Ayer Ganda water treatment plant in Hulu Perak, Gerik before the start of the Muslim fasting…
— Malay Mail

Politicians, others can take action against media if defamed, says Gobind
Any person, including politicians, has the right to take legal action against media organisations if he believes that he has been defamed in their reports.
— The Sun Daily

Perak Sultan calls govt to urgently tackle rising cost of food (UPdated)
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, today advised the government to immediately devise strategic measures to address the rising cost of foodstuffs, saying it is imposing a burden on people’s lives.
— The Sun Daily

Villagers appeal for cancellation of Kaiduan dam project
Twenty-five people, including village heads from the villages that would be adversely impacted if the Kaiduan dam project were to proceed, met with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Haji Apdal to hand over two memorandums appealing for cancellation of the dam mega project.
— The Borneo Post

 

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