Malaysia morning news for August 22

Malaysia morning news for August 22

Malaysia morning news

MACC unfreezes two CDS accounts belonging to Arul Kanda
The High Court was told today that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has unfrozen two Central Depository System (CDS) accounts belonging to former 1Malaysia Developement Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Fearing tobacco’s fate, Malaysian palm oil industry fights back
On the morning of February 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
— Malay Mail

HR Ministry sets out to get socio-economic impact data on foreign workers in Malaysia
The Human Resources Ministry is initiating a study of the social and economic impact of low-skilled foreigners employed in the country as their numbers near two million.
— Malay Mail

Australian mining company Lynas gets permission to dispose of radioactive waste in Malaysia, dividing locals
An Australian mining company has been told to “get lost” and “go back to Australia” amid an ongoing row over hundreds of thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste piling up in Malaysia.
— ABC

Property prices in Q2 tick up from previous quarter: PropertyGuru index
Despite a drop on a year-on-year basis, the PropertyGuru Market Index saw a 0.8% increase to 86.2 in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 from 85.4 in Q1 2019.
— The Sun Daily

KLK’s Q3 profit slides 65% on CPO price drops
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) posted a 65.2% decline in net profit to RM48.62 million for the third quarter ended June 30, 2019 against RM139.87 million in the previous corresponding period, due to decline in its plantation and corporate segment.
— The Sun Daily

Heineken takes portfolio approach to drive earnings
Heineken Malaysia Bhd, which posted a 14.32% jump in its earnings for six months ended June 30, 2019 (1H19), will bank on its strong portfolio of brands to drive earnings momentum for the second half of the year (2H19).
— The Sun Daily

IBVM, Masryef to build blockchain community in banking sector
Infinity Blockchain Ventures Malaysia Sdn Bhd (IBVM), which provides advisory services on adopting blockchain technology, has formed a strategic partnership with Islamic finance advisory firm, Masryef Management House (MMH), to build a blockchain community in the banking and finance sector.
— The Sun Daily

Process of public inspection of LRT project begins
The Penang state government began a three-month public inspection process from yesterday to obtain the views of the people in the state over a Bayan Lepas-Komtar Light Rapid Transit (LRT) construction project approved by the government.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to consider motorbike ride-hailing service, says youth minister
The Malaysian Cabinet will decide on introducing motorbike ride-hailing services this Wednesday (Aug 21), Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said.
— CNA

Malaysians have a new way to spice up their love lives – rendang condoms
The new edition was released to celebrate Malaysia’s independence day and follows previous variants in nasi lemak, teh tarik and durian flavours.
— CNA

PAS using Zakir Naik to gather support from Muslims says Penang DCM
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy today said PAS is using fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik to gather support from the Muslims while alienating the non-Muslims against the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
— Malay Mail

Freight Management’s Q4 earnings tumble 74.3%
Freight Management Holdings Bhd’s net profit slumped 74.3% to RM1.07 million in the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019 against RM4.17 million in the previous corresponding period, mainly due to higher share of losses from an associate in tug and barge services and impairment of its assets.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry holds 12MP session with Negri Sembilan govt
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) held an engagement session on the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) with the Negri Sembilan government today.
— Malay Mail

Berjaya Food reports RM2.29m pre-tax profit for May-June period
Berjaya Food Bhd (BFood) reported a pre-tax profit of RM2.29 million for the two-month period ended June 30, 2019, which was affected by the Muslim fasting month.
— The Sun Daily

Finance Ministry: No insurance company making big bucks from mySalam
Not a single insurance company is profiting from the national health protection scheme, mySalam, asserted the Finance Ministry today.
— The Sun Daily

Solarvest inks underwriting agreement for ACE Market listing
Solarvest Holdings Bhd has entered into an underwriting agreement with M&A Securities Sdn Bhd in conjunction with its initial public offering (IPO) on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Business as usual for Utusan, publications to cost 50 sen more
It is business as usual for Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, contrary to market talk that the group would cease to exist after this week.
— The Sun Daily

Thailand eyes potential growth in Sabah, says envoy
Both Sabah and Thailand stand to benefit from doing business with each other due to their strategic locations, says the Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia, Narong Sasitorn.
— The Star Online

Police seize RM700,000 of drugs from two raids in Selangor
Police have seized over RM700,000 worth of drugs after two separate raids in Shah Alam and in Petaling Jaya.
— The Sun Daily

After jawi controversy, Kit Siang says Malaysians need to come out of shell for unity
DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today said the recent tumult over the introduction of khat in primary vernacular schools shows that many Malaysians are living in racial and religious silos.
— Malay Mail

Consider Zakir’s rights in making decision, Tok Mat tells gov’t
Any decision to deport Dr Zakir Naik must be considered carefully to avoid injustice to the Islamic preacher, according to Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia opens lower amid cautious investment tone
Bursa Malaysia opened lower today tracking overnight losses of global indices amid cautious investment tone.
— The Sun Daily

MA63: 40% revenue, royalties require further discussion – CM
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal is confident that the Federal Government is moving in the right direction towards implementing the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) in line with the demands of the State Government.
— The Borneo Post

Winners and losers in Malaysia’s Lynas tug-of-war
Australian miner Lynas recently obtained a six-month extension on its licence to operate its rare earth refinery in Pahang, sparking controversy as it has yet to remove waste containing low levels of radioactive elements.
— Malay Mail

Shorter waiting times with refurbished monorail trains
Monorail users can expect “lesser waiting” with the addition of three refurbished four-car trains.
— The Sun Daily

Pos Malaysia posts net loss for fourth consecutive quarter
Pos Malaysia Bhd continued to be in the red for three months ended June 30, 2019 with a net loss of RM15.1 million compared with a net profit of RM4.98 million in the same quarter a year ago, due to lower revenue from postal services and aviation along with increased sales and operating cost of RM7.2 million.
— The Sun Daily

Mechanic’s death sentence upheld for girlfriend’s murder
The Court of Appeal here today upheld the death sentence of a mechanic for the murder of his girlfriend five years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Johor police vow no leniency towards anyone disrespecting the Jalur Gemilang
Action will be taken against those who intentionally misuse the national flag whether physically or online, Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said today.
— Malay Mail

Sale of white-rumped shama bird going overboard, laws needed to protect the songbird
The international trade of South-East Asia’s most popular songbird, the white-rumped shama, has led to incredible numbers of birds seized in markets in and around Malaysia, a 2018 study revealed.
— The Star Online

Anti-drug agency offers to help police with internal drug abuse battle
The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) is ready to help the police force battle addiction among its personnel.
— Malay Mail

Welfare Dept comes to aid of Kelantan family surviving on chicken skin meals
The Kelantan Welfare Department has come to the assistance of a family in Kuala Krai who have been eating chicken skin for meals.
— The Star Online

Junction to Kuala Lumpur and Sibu? Department slams fake signboard
The State Public Works Department has deemed it necessary to issue a statement today to make it clear that Sibu and Sarikei is not accessible by road from Kuala Lumpur.
— The Borneo Post

Insurance coverage for longhouses
The Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad has come up with an affordable insurance coverage plan for longhouses.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Dermatologist to take legal action over sexual harassment claims
The dermatologist who has been the subject of a sexual harassment allegation recently denied the claims as false and without corroboration. He is now planning to take legal action against the accuser.
— The Sun Daily

IGP: Hanging of upside down national flag at school was unintentional
The recent hanging of the national flag (Jalur Gemilang) which was upside down at a school in Pahang was an unintentional act, according to Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians have a new way to spice up their love lives – rendang condoms
The new edition was released to celebrate Malaysia’s independence day and follows previous variants in nasi lemak, teh tarik and durian flavours.
— CNA

Finance Ministry: mySalam not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme
The Finance Ministry today refuted any claims that the mySalam health protection scheme is for insurance companies to reap large profits.
— Malay Mail

Consent not needed, unless checkup involves sensitive body parts says deputy minister
It is not necessary for doctors who are conducting physical examinations to seek consent from their patients before touching them, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
— The Sun Daily

Op Gegar: Immigration nabs 12 women in Alor Star
The Kedah Immigration Department arrested Thai (11) and Laotian (one) women illegals in Op Gegar at an entertainment centre in Alor Star yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

‘Sabah for Sabahans’ means a call for rights of Sabahans under MA63 – CM
Chief Minister cum Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal yesterday said that the party’s ‘Sabah for Sabahan’ slogan did not mean Sabahans were being parochial.
— The Borneo Post

Stop stoking racial sentiments: Anwar
The people should safeguard the country’s peace and harmony by steering clear of racial sentiments, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Sun Daily

Utusan Melayu not closing down, publications to cost 50 sen more
Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad staff received good news today.Contrary to market talk that Utusan would cease to exist after this week, its management has confirmed that the publishing house will not be closing down.
— The Sun Daily

Proton expected to zoom past Honda in year-to-date market share
Proton is expected to overtake Honda in the year-to-date (YTD) market share, helped by volume-oriented models like the Persona and Iriz, according to AmInvestment Bank.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor Umno wants unilateral conversion Bill tabled at next sitting
Selangor Umno said today it will push for the amendment to the Islamic Religious Administration Enactment (State of Selangor) to allow unilateral child conversions to be tabled in the state legislative assembly sitting in.
— Malay Mail

Murder charge awaits driver in fatal Bangi road rage case
A 41-year-old man is expected to be charged with murder over the death of Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Shakir following an argument on the North-South Expressway (NSE) near Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor.
— Malay Mail

High Court to hear judicial review application for Sundra Rajoo’s immunity issue on Oct 15
The High Court here has fixed Oct 15 to hear judicial review application by former director of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Datuk Dr N. Sundra Rajoo, to challenge his entitlement for immunity from any charges.
— The Star Online

Sarawak’s API at moderate level
The State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) with the help of other agencies is still dousing the remaining peat fires around SK Kuala Baram 2 in Miri.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Over RM3 mln fine for 38 Vietnamese fishermen
Thirty-eight Vietnamese fishermen were slapped with a total of more than RM3 million in fines for illegally fishing in Malaysian waters and using fishing vessel with unknown registration numbers.
— The Borneo Post

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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