Malaysia morning news for August 21

Malaysia morning news for August 21

Malaysia morning news

Johor to end dependency on treated water supply from Singapore by 2022
The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources expects Johor to no longer be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said its Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s first flying car 85pc completed, says minister
Works to construct Malaysia’s first flying car is 85 per cent complete, according to Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.
— The Borneo Post

Ministry ropes Petronas in to help address Sarawak’s shortage of LPG gas cylinders
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Sarawak has sought the help of Petronas in tackling the shortage of LPG gas cylinders in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia, Indonesia mulls taking EU to court over palm oil ban
The governments of Malaysia and Indonesia may go to the International Court of Justice over the European Union’s (EU) anti-palm oil initiatives, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.
— Malay Mail

People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia’s second-home programme
A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, a government official said.

JPJ’s electronic bidding nets more than RM15m in revenue nationwide
The Road Transport Department (RTD) has collected RM15.6 million in total revenue from five states within the last four months since the launch of its electronic bidding for vehicle registration number plates (JPJeBid).
— Malay Mail

Saifuddin: Targeted fuel subsidy plan to be announced in two weeks
The targeted fuel subsidy plan for RON95 petrol will be announced in two weeks, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
— The Star Online

Penang’s RM115m smart parking system hits snag, contractor told to show cause
The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) have issued show-cause letters to the contractor of the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking System that hit a snag the moment it was launched.
— Malay Mail

Revamping waste management high priority for state, says Abang Johari
The Sarawak government is exploring all avenues to recycle waste in the state and turn it into a resource of economic value.
— The Borneo Post

Cabinet will decide on Gojek, other bike-hailing firms, says transport minister
Malaysia is not shutting the door on motorcycle-sharing services, but their introduction will have to be a Cabinet decision.
— Malay Mail

Umno and PAS to sign Unity and Understanding Charter on Sept 14
Malaysia’s two biggest Malay-based parties Umno and PAS will be signing a Unity and Understanding Charter on September 14 during the Muslim Unity Gathering (Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah — HPU914) at Putra World Trade Centre.
— Malay Mail

SunCon posts RM33m Q2 profit, pays 3.5 sen dividend
Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 fell 7.2% to RM33.19 million from RM35.77 million a year ago, due to lower contribution from both the construction and precast segments.
— The Sun Daily

Over 400 protected animals seized from animal farm in Sibu by SFC
Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) has seized more than 400 animals from an animal farm in Sibu last week during a round of surprise inspections on pet shops to crackdown on those illegally keeping protected animals and wildlife as pets.
— The Borneo Post

Slight improvement in Miri haze situation as API readings drop
There was some improvement in the haze situation that has been choking Miri for the past weeks after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for several areas in the district dropped to moderate levels today.
— The Sun Daily

No recall necessary for MyGaz LPG cylinders, faulty tanks not in market, says manager
LPG distributor MyGaz’s regional sales manager Alex John has today allayed concerns that the company’s 34,431 defective gas cylinders are in the market.
— The Borneo Post

Amount spent treating smoking diseases four times higher than cigarette tax collection (Updated)
For every ringgit the government collects in taxes on cigarettes, it expects to spend RM4 on treatment for smoking-related diseases.
— The Sun Daily

Go-Jek in Malaysia still at conceptual stage, says Loke
The decision to allow the motorcycle e-hailing service Go-Jek to operate in Malaysia has not been finalised as it needs to be presented to the Cabinet first, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
— The Star Online

Rollout of PSP system hits snag after multiple hiccups
The rollout of the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) sensor system has hit a snag after it was found that the app is not available in the Google Play Store for Android phone users.
— The Sun Daily

Royal Brunei Airlines introduces RB Link flights for Bintulu, Sibu
Royal Brunei (RB) has announced their expanded services and the launching of the RB Link flights, offering travel to Bintulu and Sibu as part of their services.
— The Borneo Post

Civil servant cheated of nearly RM40,000 in Macau scam
A civil servant lost close to RM40,000 in a Macau scam after she was duped by a caller who told her she was involved in money laundering activities.
— The Star Online

Johor bans Zakir from giving public talks: Cops
The Johor police have banned Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik (pix) from giving public talks in the state in order to prevent controversy that can undermine harmony, Johor Police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said today.He said the police have received 244 reports against the preacher.
— The Sun Daily

Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized exoplanet
LHS 3844b, an exoplanet about 1.3 times the size of Earth, is locked in a tight orbit around a small, relatively cool star called a red dwarf.
— FMT News

Bursa Malaysia opens higher pushed by selected heavyweight
Bursa Malaysia opened higher today pushed by buying in selected heavyweight.
— The Sun Daily

Audit firm, partners fined and suspended
The Securities Com-mission Malaysia’s Audit Oversight Board (AOB) has fined Chengco PLT and its partners a total of RM276,000 and prohibited them from accepting public interest entities (PIEs) or schedule funds as clients and auditing their financial statements for 12 months, with effect from Aug 6.
— The Sun Daily

BToto posts RM975m revenue for May-June
Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd (BToto) reported RM974.9 million in revenue for the two-month period ended June 30, 2019, substantially contributed by sales from the number forecast operation (NFO) business by Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd and also from the auto retailing business operated by HR Owen Plc.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah satisfied with MA63 talks but refinements needed, says Shafie
The chief minister says several issues such as the 40% oil royalty have yet to be resolved but these things take time.
— FMT News

Kelantan govt fails in bid to strike out fed govt suit on Orang Asli customary land
The Kota Baru High Court today dismissed the Kelantan government’s application to strike a suit filed by the federal government in January pertaining to the customary land of the Temiar tribe of the Orang Asli in Pos Simpor, Gua Musang.
— The Sun Daily

State oil and gas matters between PM and me only, says Abang Johari
Issues related to oil and gas in the state would be exclusively discussed between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Perak executive councillor gets death threat
DAP National Socialist Youth (DAPSY) chief Howard Lee Chuan How (pix), has stated he received a death threat a few days ago.
— The Sun Daily

SRC probe began after intel gathering, news in Sarawak Report, court told
MACC investigating officer Rosli Hussain said the report on the case was filed a colleague on July 3, 2015.
— FMT News

KL monorail rolls out four-carriage trains on 16th anniversary
Four-car trains are finally in service for the KL Monorail after a two-year suspension.
— Malay Mail

Utusan tumbles 36.4% as it faces delisting
Shares of Utusan Melayu Bhd slumped as much as 36.4% in early trade after it failed to submit a regularisation plan to Bursa Malaysia.At the noon break, the stock was down 3.5 sen or 31.8% to 7.5 sen on 1.02 million shares done.
— The Sun Daily

High Court rules it can hear Kelantan-Putrajaya dispute over Orang Asli land
Judge says the High Court has the jurisdiction to do so as the case also involves five private companies.
— FMT News

Sabah federal ministers have performed well, says Shafie
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal believes that Sabah ministers in the federal government have performed well for the good of the country, including the interests of Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Surendran urges Singapore to drop charges against lawyer defending Malaysian on death row
Lawyers for Liberty legal adviser N. Surendran today urged Singaporean authorities to stop persecuting lawyer M. Ravi, who is representing mentally challenged Malaysian death row inmate Nagaenthran Dharmalingam.
— Malay Mail

Five more Sabahan startups awarded Shell seed grant
For the fifth year running, Shell has awarded a RM10,000 seed grant each to five Sabahan entrepreneurs who outdid 81 other entrepreneurs in the Sabah Shell LiveWIRE programme.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Sabah to prioritize job creation
Sabah will prioritize job creation in new sectors with the impending rise of automation that will be brought forth by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) in the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

S’gor considers mandatory asset declaration for assemblymen
The Selangor government is considering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) call for state assembly representatives (Adun) to declare their assets.
— The Sun Daily

90% of Kuala Baram fires brought under control: MMEA
About 90% of peat fires in Kuala Baram have been brought under control, according to Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak director First Admiral (Maritime) Robert Teh Geok Chuan.
— The Sun Daily

FGV: Most issues raised in NGOs’ petition to US Customs resolved
FGV Holdings Bhd has clarified that most allegations in a petition submitted by a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been corrected over the period beginning December 2018.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia quizzes Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as pressure mounts
Malaysian police Monday (Aug 19) questioned a controversial Indian Islamic preacher for allegedly making insensitive remarks about race in the multi-ethnic country, as pressure mounts on authorities to kick him out.

Zakir Naik’s apology can’t fix damage his words have caused, says DAP legal bureau chief
Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s apology today for allegedly making racially-charged comments does not change the fact he has breached his permanent residence (PR) conditions, DAP legal bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh said.
— The Borneo Post

Former FAS sec-gen criminal breach of trust case set to begin in Nov
The Sessions Court has set Sept 30 as the pre-trial case management date for the criminal breach of trust case of former Football Association Sarawak (FAS) secretary-general Ismail alias Razali Dolhan.
— The Borneo Post


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