Malaysia morning news for August 19

Malaysia morning news for August 19

Malaysia morning news

Smart farming policy can modernise Malaysia’s agricultural landscape, says Azmin
The government will announce a new policy on smart farming in the near future, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— Malay Mail

Lawyer moots Putrajaya-backed class action lawsuit, tribunal as alternatives to MH17 trial
Getting a group of family members of those aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to launch a lawsuit together against Ukraine can be considered as an alternative to a criminal trial against four men suspected of being.
— Malay Mail

Hundreds of protesters gather to slam Malaysia’s decision on Lynas
Anti-Lynas protesters slammed the Malaysian government’s U-turn in allowing an operating licence extension for the rare earth company at a three-hour rally on Sunday (Aug 18).
— The Straits Times

Public urged to report ‘3R’ content on social media to MCMC
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has urged the public to lodge a report on any incident or content that touches on the 3Rs (Race, Religion and Royal Institution) on social media.
— The Sun Daily

MCMC compounds telcos RM3.8 mil
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 107 compounds amounting to RM3.83 million to telecommunications companies (telcos) as of July 31, 2019.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Manage anger to prevent spur-of-the-moment crime, says MCPF
The Health Ministry is urged to collaborate with public and private universities, occupational health practitioners and mental health experts to tackle mental health issues to prevent spur-of-the-moment crime.
— The Sun Daily

Immigration Dept denies unjust treatment of Namibia envoy’s nephews
The Malaysian Immigration Department has denied allegations that it had acted unjustly against two nephews of the Namibian High Commissioner to Malaysia in an incident at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Monday (Aug 12).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysians should continue supporting newspapers: Bernama Chairman
Malaysians from all walks of life are urged to continue buying and reading newspapers as a sign of support and manifestation of their appreciation for the role of the press in the country’s development and progress of the people.
— The Sun Daily

Digital, AI-based legal aid centre to open doors in Sabah
People needing legal advice and information can do so soon at a planned Digital and Artificial Intelligence Legal Aid Centre that will be launched here in November.
— The Star Online

Racial and religious bigotry must be avoided in Malaysia, says Anwar
Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-religious country and as such, racial and religious bigotry must be avoided, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Star Online

Leiking to lead trade mission to Australia
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking (pix) will lead a trade and investment mission to Australia from Aug 19-23.
— The Sun Daily

MA63 issues to take centre stage if Kimanis by-election held, say analysts
Demands for the restoration of Sabah’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is expected to be a key issue on the campaign trail if the Kimanis parliamentary seat by-election takes place, the Sunday Star reported.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak to benefit from relocation of Indonesia’s capital to Kalimantan – Abdul Karim
Sarawak would benefit from the relocation of Indonesia’s capital to Kalimantan, said Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Borneo Post

Safer for tourists to use e-wallet, say Malacca police
Visitors to the state have been advised by Malacca police to use electronic wallet or e-wallet in their transactions to avoid falling victim to theft, robbery or snatch theft.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry investigating claims of AP abuse – Salahuddin
The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is investigating claims that the approved permits (APs) issued by the government for the import of a variety of food products, are being offered for sale online.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign preachers must understand Malaysia’s racial sensitivities, says Mujahid
Preachers, especially those from abroad, should have a better understanding of the country, where despite the different ethnicity, religion and culture, the people have been living together peacefully, all these years.
— Malay Mail

More than 100,000 M’sians to suffer kidney failure in next 20 years, Health Ministry warns
More than 100,000 Malaysians are expected to suffer kidney failure over the next two decades, warns the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

Francissca Peter calls on M’sian artists to stand in solidarity in condemning racial attacks
Malaysian singer-songwriter Francissca Peter has called on Malaysian artists to stand in solidarity in condemning racial attacks towards individuals who question the loyalty of the Chinese and Indians in this country.
— The Star Online

At anti-Lynas rally, calls for Pakatan MPs to quit but no burning of manifesto
The anti-Lynas rally today saw 400 protesters demanding for Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs’ resignations but decided against burning the PH manifesto as planned.
— Malay Mail

Where is our democracy? MCMC complaint hotline means we still need policing, says Umno senator
The setting up of a hotline by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would be nothing more than a form of policing and a step backwards in the country’s democracy, an Umno senator has said.
— Malay Mail

FT ministry to come up with community hall management guideline
The Federal Territories Ministry will issue a guideline on the management of community halls to those tasked with supervising such facilities in Kuala Lumpur.
— The Sun Daily

Unwise to bring Zakir Naik to Penang, says state mufti
Penang mufti Wan Salim Mohd Noor says Dr Zakir Naik’s speeches often create controversies and may disturb peace in a multiracial community.
— FMT News

(Video) PM takes casual drive in new Proton Saga
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today took a drive around the city in the new Proton Saga.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah Umno identifies 3 potential candidates for Kimanis
After Anifah Amin’s victory is declared null and void, Sabah Umno says it will go all-out to retain the seat if a by-election is held.
— FMT News

Sarawak bodybuilding: Strategy-rethinking necessary, says SBBA
It may not be a victorious year for Sarawak at the annual Mr Malaysia National championships, but it signifies the need for continuous and comprehensive development of the sport.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M: Govt will go with expert view
Despite protests against the government’s decision to allow Lynas Corp’s rare earth operations to continue in the country, the Prime Minister defended it by saying that the government will go with the expert view.
— The Star Online

Water supply resumes in Beverly Hill 2 today
Residents of all the 996 units at Beverly Hills 2 Apartment will start enjoying water supply again today, thanks to the hard work of the new management service team.
— The Borneo Post

Malindo Air, STAN to promote Sandakan Food and Agriculture Festival
Malindo Airways (Malindo Air) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sandakan Tourism Association (STAN) for collaboration in the promotion of the second Sandakan Food and Agriculture Festival 2019 (SFAF) which is to be held on September 13-15.
— The Borneo Post

Alila Bangsar: An urban retreat in KL with a heart for sustainability
An urban oasis, Alila Bangsar stands out for its understated elegance and green initiatives. It is designed by internationally renowned Neri & Hu Design and Research Office.

Astro-Maxis collaboration a win-win situation
The collaboration between Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd (Astro) and Maxis Bhd (Maxis) has been viewed as a ‘win-win’ situation by analysts.
— The Borneo Post

Industrialised status possible
Sabah’s goal of achieving an industrialised state status is tough but is achievable and realistic.
— The Borneo Post

Balok residents confident Lynas will fulfil govt conditions
The residents in Balok are optimistic that Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) will meet the three conditions set by the government in renewing its operating licence for another six months.
— The Star Online

Kenanga Futures returns with ‘Back to the Futures III’ Campaign
Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd (Kenanga Futures) returns with its third nationwide campaign, ‘Back to the Futures III’, to reward new and existing clients who trade Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BMD) and/ or CME Group Products from August 15 to November 30, 2019.
— The Borneo Post

Rescind his PR and send Zakir home, says ex-IGP
The government should rescind Zakir Naik’s Perma­nent Resident (PR) status and return him to India, says Tan Sri Rahim Noor (pic).
— The Star Online

Soo: S’wak must not be ensnared into hate speech, racial and religious discord played out in Malaya
Sarawak must not be ensnared into the hate speech, racial and religious discord played out in Malaya today, said State Reform Party Sarawak president Lina Soo.
— The Borneo Post

Mahathir attends Petronas celebratory concert
Petronas put on a rousing concert attended by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here last night as part of celebratory events lined up to mark its 45th anniversary.
— The Sun Daily

Missing Singaporean kayaker: Malaysia extends search to Kuala Terengganu waters
Malaysian authorities on Saturday (Aug 17) expanded the search area for a Singaporean kayaker who went missing in Johor waters to 300 square nautical miles, from waters off Kemaman to Kuala Terengganu.

Over RM40 million to rebuild houses for army personnel at Rascom camp
The federal government will allocate RM40.6 million for the construction of new houses for members of the Army’s 9th Infantry Brigade at the Rascom Camp here, next year.
— The Sun Daily

Increasing allowance of interns will not affect intake: Mahfuz
Increasing the allowance for interns undergoing practical training in ministries, government departments and agencies from RM300 to RM900 will not affect the intake of trainees.
— The Sun Daily

Elderly woman injured in wall collapse after explosion at home in George Town
An elderly woman suffered multiple injuries on various parts of her body when she was believed to have been struck by a wall which collapsed, following an explosion at her apartment unit in Desa Green Apartment, Jalan Paya.
— Malay Mail

More emphasis on tourism safety after drowning at Langkawi
There will now be a greater emphasis on safety in recreational activities for tourists.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry studies need to increase child protectors
The Women, Family and Community Development ministry is studying the need to increase the number of child protectors aimed at protecting about 9.4 million children nationwide.
— New Sarawak Tribune


Feature photo Islamic Relief Malaysia

This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Humanitarian Day, August 19.


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