Malaysia morning news for August 16

Malaysia morning news for August 16

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s Electric Utility Says Bitcoin Miners Stole $25M in Power
Malaysian power utility firm Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is tightening measures in a bid to stem the millions lost to electricity theft by Bitcoin (BTC) miners.
— Coin Telegraph

Malaysia renews licence of Australian rare earths plant
Malaysia on Thursday renewed the operating licence of a controversial Australian-run rare earths plant for six months despite concerns from green groups about the impact of radioactive waste it produces.
— France 24

Miti optimistic of aerospace industry growing 10-15% this year
The Ministry of International Trade Industry (MITI) is optimistic of Malaysia’s aerospace industry growing between 10 to 15 per cent year-on-year.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian bank branch provides US$3m loan to microfinance fund
Kuala Lumpur-based Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) has signed an agreement with Hayman Capital, a Myanmar microfinance institution (MFI), to provide US$3 million loan for the latter’s operation expansion.
— Myanmar Times

Malaysia’s economy to grow at least 4pc in Q2: IBC Assets
Malaysia’s economy is projected to expand at a minimum four per cent in the second quarter of this year, supported by exports, said IBC Assets Bhd head of research Dr Serge Pierre Besanger.
— New Straits Times

MDTCA gets 2,500 e-commerce fraud complaints monthly
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly on e-commerce fraud.
— The Borneo Post

Minister cautions consumers to be wary of online fraud
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution urged consumers to be wary of fraud when using online services. He said this online fraud was becoming common and worsening. “On average, the ministry…
— Malay Mail

No jobs, no rights: Refugees suffer in limbo in Malaysia
Standing by his daughter’s hospital bed, Afghan Lutfullah Ahmad Hussain’s eyes welled with tears as he appealed for her life to be saved – just one of thousands of refugees in Malaysia living in increasing desperation.
— New Straits Times

Nora Quoirin died from starvation, stress in Malaysia: autopsy
Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing she succumbed to intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress.
— New York post

No bailout by govt if national car project fails – MITI
The government will not bail out DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd, the anchor company of the third national car project, if it fails, says the International Trade and Industry Ministry.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s population hits 32.58 million
Malaysia’s population is estimated to have risen to 32.58 million people in the second quarter of 2019, compared to 32.38 million in the same period last year.
— Malay Mail

No decision yet on public transport mode for PTMP, says CM
The Penang State Government is still looking at various options on the mode of public transport deemed the most suitable for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).
— Malay Mail

MCA wants Penang CM to make stand on Dong Zong being labelled ‘racist’
Penang MCA has called on Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to make a stand after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad labelled Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as racist.
— The Star Online

RM988.5 million allocation for Terengganu’s development expenditure
A total of RM988.5 million has been allocated for Terengganu’s development expenditure (DE) this year, according to the Economic Affairs Ministry.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor gov’t allocates RM1.6m to fix homes damaged by storm
The Selangor government has allocated RM1.6 million to help residents of Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor fix their houses damaged by a storm last Saturday.
— The Sun Daily

Agriculture Ministry says aims to make Malaysia self-sufficient in milk by 2025
The government is aiming for self-sufficiency in local fresh milk production within the next five years, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.
— Malay Mail

MMEA’s CL-415 firefighting aircraft arrives at Miri Airport
The Bombardier CL-415 aircraft deployed by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to combat the peat soil fire in Kuala Baram has landed safe and sound at Miri Bomba Air Base at 11.50am today.
— The Borneo Post

Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water
The Fishermen’s Association of Penang (Pen Mutiara) urged the state government to rehabilitate the state’s sea water, which is believed to be polluted by the sea reclamation project before embarking on any new projects including the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
— The Sun Daily

Serba Dinamik’s Karim extends takeover offer for Sarawak Consolidated for RM1.10 per share
Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has received a conditional mandatory takeover offer from its director Datuk D Mohd Abdul Karim to acquire the remaining 51.37% stake he and the persons acting in concert (PAC) do not own in the company for RM1.10 per share.
— The Sun Daily

In call for unity, Pakatan urges Malaysians to set aside disruptive ethno-religious rhetoric
Pakatan Harapan top leadership has urged the nation to set aside rhetoric that could disrupt national unity and polemic that aims to destroy the country.
— Malay Mail

Sabah Information Dept launches Merdeka convoy
In conjunction with the National Month celebrations, the Sabah Information Department organised a Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang convoy 2019 today to encourage the people to fly the Jalur Gemilang national flag.
— The Sun Daily

Aide confirms Selangor MB got PKR letter but denies it is a warning
Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari has received the letter sent by the PKR disciplinary board over his public remarks.
— Malay Mail

Posters, banners a thing of elections past if reform suggestions accepted
Posters and banners of candidates could be a thing of the past if the government accepts a suggestion by the Electoral Reform Committee, says Tan Sri Ab Rashid Ab Rahman.
— The Star Online

Damansara Realty returns to black with RM3.66m profit in Q2
Damansara Realty Bhd (DBhd) posted a net profit of RM3.66 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 after reporting a net loss of RM333,000 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
— The Sun Daily

Why let a foreign fugitive divide us? Rafidah asks Malaysians
Former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz urged Malaysians not to allow themselves to be pitted against one another on account of India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
— Malay Mail

Childcare centre operator fined RM8, 000 for operating without licence
A childcare centre operator was fined RM8, 000 by the magistrates’ court here Thursday (Aug 15) for operating illegally at the SOCSO Rehabilitation Centre in Hang Tuah Jaya, near here, last May.
— The Star Online

Pahang top destination for domestic tourists
Domestic tourists spent more last year, statistics reveal.
— FMT News

SC: ECF, P2P platforms raise RM432m as of June 2019
Malaysia’s equity crowdfunding (ECF) and peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms collectively raised RM432 million as of June 2019, benefiting over 1,200 micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), according to the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
— The Sun Daily

Responsibility begins with adults, says environmental group
The act of civic-mindedness should start at home and the responsibility begins with the adults, said EcoKnights president Yasmin Rasyid.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian driver in Songkhla accident did not have valid licence
The Malaysian driver involved in the road accident killing five grass cutters in Songkhla, Southern Thailand was found to have been driving without a valid licence.
— The Sun Daily

Maybulk’s net loss narrows in Q2
Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd’s (Maybulk) net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 narrowed to RM6.94 million from RM151.27 million a year ago, mainly due to the non-recurrence of loss from associate and impairment loss on associate.
— The Sun Daily

Datuk charged with impersonating govt officer in bid to be King’s medical adviser
A 37-year-old project adviser has pleaded not guilty to impersonating a senior government officer in a bid to be appointed as medical and forensic science adviser to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong last March.
— The Star Online

‘Datuk’ charged with impersonating govt officer in attempt to become King’s medical adviser
A project adviser with the title ”Datuk” today pleaded not guilty to impersonating a senior government officer in a bid to be appointed as medical and forensic science adviser to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, last March.
— The Sun Daily

Bullying case: Education dept to wait for police probe report
The State Education Department is still awaiting the outcome of police investigations on a bullying case involving a Year Three female pupil at a school in Ayer Hitam, near here.
— The Sun Daily

Only sinners and enemies of Islam want Zakir out, says Nik Abduh
Only enemies of Islam want preacher Zakir Naik to be extradited, says a PAS leader.
— The Star Online

Foreman fined RM3,000 for molesting woman he met in accident on Federal Highway
A foreman was fined RM3,000 in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for molesting a woman he met in an accident in March this year.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian student who fell to his death buried in Sydney
Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, believed to have died after falling from the 23rd floor of his apartment in Sydney, Australia, was laid to rest yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak police eyeing 80 cops for drug abuse in ‘house cleaning’ effort
Sarawak deputy police chief says they need to weed out the bad hats in the department and go after drug syndicates to cut off supply.
— FMT News

Kedah Customs foils fake liquor bottling operation
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Kedah has foiled a fake liquor bottling operation using fake Customs duty stamps, following a raid carried out at a premises in Taman Dahlia, Kuala Lumpur on Aug 7.
— The Sun Daily

Delegation chief: Malaysian Haj pilgrims to return between Aug 19 and Sept 13
The 30,200 Malaysians who performed the Haj pilgrimage this year are scheduled to return to the country between August 19 and September 13 on 69 flights, according to the head of the Malaysian Haj delegation, Datuk Seri Syed Saleh.
— Malay Mail

Sabotage suspected in Pulau Bruit as Bomba says peat fires aggravated by irresponsible individuals
The efforts by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) to control peat fires in Kampung Sedi Pulau Bruit, Tanjung Manis.
— The Borneo Post

US prosecutors seek sale of luxury homes linked to Riza Aziz
US prosecutors are seeking to sell three luxury homes linked to the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, court documents showed, in the latest effort to recover money allegedly stolen from 1MDB.
— The Sun Daily

Tok Mat: Khat issue shows how far Malaysia’s education still has to go
The controversy over the introduction of khat in schools exposes the glaring lack of direction in the country’s education policies, Umno deputy president Datuk Mohamad Hasan said.
— Malay Mail

Dr Jamilah: More health problems expected as haze continues to affect Sarawak
The number of conjunctivitis, asthma and respiratory tract diseases such as sore throat and flu is expected to increase in Sarawak due to the haze in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Jawi writing will be introduced in national-type schools if PTA agree
Jawi writing will be introduced into the Bahasa Melayu subject for Year 4 pupils at national-type schools next year, as decided by the Cabinet.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa revamps derivatives market rules, directives
Bursa Malaysia Bhd has revamped rules and directives of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd (BMD) and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Bhd (BMDC) to enhance business efficiency and flexibility of doing business in Malaysia’s derivatives market.
— The Sun Daily

Police open probe against Dong Zong: CID chief
The police have opened an investigation after having received six reports against the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong), CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily


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