Malaysia morning news for August 9

Malaysia morning news for August 9

Malaysia morning news

KLIA to implement PRS by year-end to digitalise airport environment
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd will implement the Passenger Reconciliation System (PRS) at both terminals of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by December this year, as part of efforts to digitalise the airport environment and also in line with the Airports 4.0 initiative.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia plans to set up ‘special channel’ to facilitate more Chinese investments
Malaysia plans to set up a “special channel” led by the Finance Ministry to facilitate more investments from China, said minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian entrepreneur earns US$1.91 million a month by selling fruits
The durian, a unique fruit loathed and loved by many has recently turned Malaysian Chin Ken Soon into a millionaire. He is the owner of 197.7 acres of fruit plantation in the Malaysian state of Pahang.
— Fresh Plaza

Public invited to submit proposals for Budget 2020 preparation
Members of the public are invited to contribute their ideas and proposals for the preparation of Budget 2020, which will be tabled on October 11, through a special website, belanjawan2020.treasury.gov.my.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M: We can’t drive out Lynas because foreign investors are watching
Malaysia cannot force Lynas Corp to leave Malaysia after having invited the Australian rare earth minerals mining company to invest in the country, just because some people do not want to accept the expert studies, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Edge Markets

Taxman cometh for Najib’s son, to the tune of RM37.6mil
After slapping Datuk Seri Najib Razak with a RM1.69bil tax suit, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is now suing the former premier’s son over RM37.6mil in unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2017.
— The Star Online

In ‘act of protest’, AirAsia will collect extra RM23 starting Aug 9
Starting midnight tonight, AirAsia – in an act of protest – will be collecting the increased Passenger Service Charge (PSC) levied by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). Passengers will need to pay an additional RM23 in PSC.
— Star2.com

Sarawak disaster management committee to convene meeting soon on haze
The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee is expected to meet soon to discuss action to manage the haze as forest fires increase in the neighbouring Indonesian province of West Kalimantan.
— The Borneo Post

New association to represent 4.7 million M’sian smokers in bid to beat ban
Some four million smokers in the country now have a voice to represent them against the smoking ban in restaurants, following the registration of Pertubuhan Kesedaran Perokok Malaysia (PKPM) by the Registrar of Societies (ROS), says its founder, Mohd Hanizam Yunus.
— The Star Online

MDEC LAUNCHES ‘PAY IT FORWARD’ INITIATIVE
Aiming to replicate an intangible yet key aspect of the success of the Silicon Valley, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) launched a “Pay it Forward” initiative on Aug 2 to celebrate the achievements of some of its companies as homegrown tech champions while encouraging the sharing of their experience with others in the tech and digital ecosystem in Malaysia.
— Digital NewsAsia

‘Malaysia must prioritise economic deliverables as Apec host in 2020’
Malaysia, which will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders’ summit in 2020, must prioritise deliverables to boost both national and regional growth and create economic opportunities for its 21-member economies in what appears to be a daunting task amid immense challenges currently affecting the region.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak and Sabah should have been consulted on departure levy before it was introduced, says Sarawak Tourism Minister
The Sarawak and Sabah state governments should have been consulted on the departure levy before it was introduced, says Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
— The Star Online

Malaysia marks Asean day with a call for more Intra-Asean trade
As Asean marks Asean Day today, the 52nd anniversary of its founding in 1967, Malaysia has expressed the desire to see an increase in intra-Asean trade, saying it will contribute to the well-being of the people.
— The Sun Daily

Motac sec-gen helping MACC over probe, not under investigation
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak (pix) said today he is assisting the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a probe and is not under any investigation.
— The Sun Daily

Durian trader earns more than RM100,000 using social media
His strategy to sell durians using social media platforms has enabled trader Mohamad Afiq Jaizzuan Jamal earning more than RM100,000 during the current durian season.
— The Borneo Post

Calls for Mahathir to set date to step down not in spirit of Constitution: PAS
Calls by certain quarters for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to fix a date for the transition of the premiership are not in line with the spirit of the Federal Constitution.
— The Sun Daily

Cabinet greenlights khat for vernacular schools, but with fewer pages, more freedom in lessons
Khat lessons for vernacular primary schools will begin next year as planned, Education Minister Maszlee Malik confirmed today.
— Malay Mail

InvestPenang says ‘soft’ property market killed RM1.3b BPO Prime project
The termination of Penang’s RM1.3 billion joint venture BPO Prime was a mutual decision reached with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings due to the softening conditions in the current property market, Datuk Seri Lee Kah Choon.
— Malay Mail

Cheaters targeting Malaysiakini readers in credit card scam
Online scammers are now targeting readers of news portal Malaysiakini for financial fraud.
— Malay Mail

MCA urges Selangor govt to withdraw proposed amendments to allow unilateral conversion of minors
MCA has urged the Selangor state government to withdraw a proposed amendment to a state Bill that will allow unilateral conversion of minors.
— The Star Online

Undertake progressive rationalisation, Azmin urges FELCRA
FELCRA Bhd has been urged to undertake progressive rationalisation to deal with the fall in crude palm oil (CPO) prices and take advantage of economies of scale to find new business opportunities.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s AllSome gets US$ 1.94M seed funding, eyeing Indonesia expansion
AllSome Fulfillment stated that the funding will be used for business support and expansion into other Southeast Asia countries AllSome Fulfillment, Malaysian cross border fulfilment aimed primarily at e-commerce businesses, announced that it has raised a US$1.94M seed funding round led by East Ventures.
— e27

Tobacco Act to be reviewed to include new products
The Health Ministry plans to introduce new legislation as part of its comprehensive review of the Tobacco Act.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians lose RM2b annually in Macau scams, e-commerce fraud and love stings
It would seem that Malaysians are a gullible lot, as many are easily sweet-talked into parting with their money.
— The Sun Daily

After fatal crash, think tank moots road safety practice code for ambulances, training for drivers
The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) wants the Safety, Health and Environment Code for the Transportation Sector to be applied on ambulances too after a driver and a patient died in one en route to the Slim.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian-registered motorbike catches fire at Singapore’s Woodlands checkpoint (VIDEO)
A motorcycle had caught on fire at Woodlands Checkpoint during evening peak hour believed to be due to overheating. Some video clips on the incident were circulated on the social media around 10pm yesterday.
— Malay Mail

CIMB-Takaful partnership aims for RM168m
CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd has teamed up with Takaful Ikhlas General Bhd under a strategic bancatakaful partnership to provide general takaful products and solutions to CIMB Islamic’s customers.
— The Sun Daily

Agong presents instrument of appointment to new Chief Judge of Malaya
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Judge of Malaya, Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed.
— The Sun Daily

Kerjaya Prospek bags RM94.83m job for BBCC
Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd has accepted a RM94.83 million job from BBCC Development Sdn Bhd for the Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) development in Kuala Lumpur.
— The Sun Daily

Habib kicks off celebration of Malaysia’s 62nd Independence Day
Malaysian jeweller Habib is celebrating the country’s 62nd Independence Day early. A grand exhibition is currently being held at Suria KLCC until Aug 11.
— Star2

Malaysia chosen to implement EYAB pioneer project — Wan Azizah
Malaysia is among the three countries chosen by the Saudi Arabian Government to implement the EYAB pioneer project, which is to facilitate transactions for the return journey of the pilgrims to their respective home country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia’s hijab-wearing pro-wrestler out to prove critics wrong | Video
A petite Malaysian girl is shattering all the stereotypes in the country. Nor “Phoenix” Diana, 19, is a professional wrestler, and the first female ever to win on Malaysia’s pro-wrestling circuit. And incidentally, she wears a hijab – a traditional headscarf – when she fights.
— Channel NewAsia

Malaysia calls for restraint by India, Pakistan over Kashmir
Malaysia today expressed the hope that India and Pakistan will exercise the utmost restraint over the latest developments in Indian-administered Kashmir to avert any action that can be detrimental to the peace, stability, and prosperity in the region.
— The Sun Daily

ESSZone curfew extended to August 24, says Sabah police chief
Curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which ends tomorrow will be extended until August 24.
— Malay Mail

In Japan, Dr M urges Tokyo to turn its back on nuclear weapons
Japan must lead the world in abandoning nuclear weapons as it is the only country to have suffered directly from their use, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia firm to develop housing project in Mecca
A Malaysian construction company, Olie Scape Holdings Sdn Bhd (OSH) will be involved in a housing project in Mecca to provide accommodation for Haj pilgrims from Southeast Asia.
— Malay Mail

Ministry mulls setting up resettlement for UNHCR refugees: Zuraida
The Housing and Local Government Ministry is studying the idea of setting up a resettlement village to regroup refugees registered under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that are scattered all over the country.
— The Sun Daily

Eita’s LRT 3 work package sum reduced by 65.4%
The value of Eita Resources Bhd’s work package for the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) has been reduced by 65.4% to RM67.45 million from RM195.07 million previously.
— The Sun Daily

Unilateral conversion unconstitutional, say DAP leaders
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Selangor DAP chairman Gobind Singh Deo say they will not support any bills for unilateral conversion.
— FMT News

Gobind: Selangor DAP will not support unilateral conversion of minors
Selangor DAP will not support any Bill that will permit the unilateral conversion of minors, says its chairman Gobind Singh Deo.
— The Star Online

Puncak Borneo Prison to become production hub of Sarawak songket, keringkam
Puncak Borneo Prison will soon become a production hub of Sarawak songket and keringkam where the weaving process of the intricate handicraft will be done by the inmates themselves.
— The Borneo Post

JIPS’ powers will not diminish with establishment of IPCMC
The establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will not affect the role of the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) of the Royal Malaysia Police, said the Chief Executive Officer of the Enforcement Integrity Agency Commission (EIAC) Mohamad Onn Abd Aziz.
— The Sun Daily

 

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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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