Malaysia morning news for July 11

Malaysia morning news for July 11

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia among top 10 in cross-border capital for commercial property investments in Asia-Pacific
Malaysia saw an 18% year-on-year increase in cross-border capital for commercial property investments in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, placing it in the top 10 countries in Asia Pacific, according to independent global property consultancy Knight Frank’s 2019 edition of its flagship report, Active Capital.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Airlines must maintain its Malaysian identity: Mahathir (Updated)
The government is prepared to consider strategic cooperation with other carriers to rescue Malaysia Airlines, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.With reference to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines, Mahathir said the national carrier could learn from the Japanese experience and.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia Won’t Get Involved In Malaysia Airlines, Founder Says
AirAsia founder and group CEO Tony Fernandes has ruled out any involvement in Malaysia’s ailing national airline, which is at risk of being sold or shut down, according to the South China Morning Post.
— Investvine

Malaysia can draw up to $33b in rare earth investment over next 10 years: Minister
Malaysia could attract investments of up to RM100 billion (S$33 billion) in the rare earth sector over the next 10 years, once the government makes clear how it intends to regulate the industry.
— The StraitsTimes

25% of child sex offenders in Sarawak are children
A red flag has been raised on the number of child sex offenders who are children themselves. They make up 25% of documented child sex offenders in Sarawak.A total of 58 children were among the 233 suspects of sexual crimes recorded in Sarawak last year, according to police records.
— The Sun Daily

‘Malaysia no longer under pressure from financial problems’, PM Mahathir declares
Malaysia is no longer under pressure from financial problems as the debt issue has been handled prudently, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad declared on Wednesday (Jul 10).
— Channel NewsAsia

Petronas exploring renewable energy market
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has taken steps to explore new growth areas beyond the conventional oil and gas, says president and Group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s downstream rare earth investments at RM100b over next decade
Malaysia is expected to attract investments of RM100 billion from the downstream sector using rare earth products over the next decade, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof (pix).He said the downstream industry included the manufacture of electric vehicle (EV) batteries and other digital devices, such as.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Mahathir shares birthday wish with Malaysians
Dr Mahathir Mohamad marks his 94th birthday today with a wish that he is able to see through measures he has initiated to steer Malaysia back onto the.
— New Sarawak Tribune

KWAP agreed to give SRC RM1 bln, Najib wanted it raised to RM2 bln: Witness
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) had suggested that a RM1 billion loan which Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) had agreed to extend to SRC International Sdn Bhd be increased to RM2 billion, the High Court here was told today.
— The Sun Daily

No downsizing of ECRL project scope: Anthony Loke
Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) said there was no downsizing of scope in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project even though its construction cost was brought down from RM65.5 billion to RM44 billion.He said only the Kota Bharu-Wakaf Bharu-Pengkalan Kubor alignment was not implemented as it would not significantly increase the value of.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia unlikely to be hit by haze this year
Malaysia is very unlikely to be hit by haze this year, according to forecasts made using a technique developed by scientists, said Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) fellow Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar.Abu Bakar, who is also a professor from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, said based on such findings, scientists, including climatologists, would be able.
— The Sun Daily

The ‘Malaysia’ name to be retained in Malaysia Airlines recovery plan – PM
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the government will ensure that the name ‘Malaysia’ is retained in any decision made in relation to the Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) recovery plan. He said the government has received many proposals on the recovery of Malaysia Airlines, including from companies.
— The Borneo Post

Najib ordered issuing of loan before guarantee letter: Witness
The High Court here was told that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) had ordered Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) to expedite the issuance of loan to SRC International Sdn Bhd before the government’s guarantee letter was issued which was an unusual practice.
— The Sun Daily

Study found PTPTN loans indispensable, borrowers willing to repay loans
A survey conducted by UCSI Poll Research Centre found Malaysians would be unhappy if there was no National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) study loans for the future generations. According to the centre’s chief executive officer, Assistant Professor Dr Noppadon Kannika, the study that polled 700 people also found slightly more.
— The Sun Daily

PTPTN indispensable for Malaysians; borrowers willing to repay loans, survey finds
A survey conducted by UCSI Poll Research Centre found Malaysians would be unhappy if there was no National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) study loans for future generations. &nbsp
— Malay Mail

Sand mining for island reclamation will get separate EIA, Penang CM tells Perak fishermen
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow assured Perak fishermen today that any sand mining activities off their coast for a reclamation project in his state will receive their own Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.
— Malay Mail

Traffic on several major routes in KL affected due to pipe burst
There has been traffic congestion across several major routes leading to Jalan Tun Razak here since the morning after an underground pipe in front of the Intermark building burst.
— The Sun Daily

Bubble tea, a conduit for Halal trade with Taiwan
Taiwan’s famous bubble tea is now halal, making it a choice beverage for Muslims and non-Muslims. The halal version of the drink shows Taiwanese halal producers’ commitment to their cuisine to the mass Muslim market which is expected to reach RM3.06 trillion by 2025.
— The Sun Daily

Paramount shareholders approve stake sale in tertiary education business
Paramount Corp Bhd received approval from the shareholders to divest its stake in tertiary education business for RM420 million. The selling prices for KDU Penang University College Campus in GeorgeTown and Batu Kawan as well as Utropolis Glenmarie Campus in Shah Alam are RM50 million, RM120 million and RM250 million, respectively.
— The Sun Daily

16 out of 69 infrastructure projects implemented under BEV2025
A total of 16 out of the 69 priority infrastructure projects (PIPs) under BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025 (BEV2025) with an estimated cost of US$22.7 billion (RM94 billion) have been completed to-date while the remaining projects are in various stages of implementation.
— The Sun Daily

Full private & independent ownership key to MAB’s revival, says don
Complete and independent ownership by private parties, free from any political interference, is key to the revival of Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), says an academic.Professor Dr Sufian Jusoh, director of the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, believes part of the challenge faced by.
— The Sun Daily

MPN loses almost 500,000 annually to illegal billboards: Exco
The Nilai Municipal Council (MPN) has suffered losses of almost RM500,000 annually due to the illegal billboards constructed by irresponsible parties along the North-South (PLUS) Expressway in its administrative area.
— The Sun Daily

Govt withdraws ‘voting age’ Bill to add provisions
The government today withdrew a tabled bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 so as to table tomorrow an amended version that also provides for automatic voter registration and lowering to 18 the eligible age of electoral candidates.
— The Borneo Post

Developers’ group urges Malaysia to open property mart to more foreigners as glut persists
Malaysia must encourage more foreign buyers of local real estate to resolve the issue of unsold units in the country, the Malaysian chapter of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) asserted today. FIABCI Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

Eight e-fulfilment projects approved as of March 2019
The government, through the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida), has approved eight e-fulfilment projects as of March 2019.Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix) said seven of these projects are locally owned.
— The Sun Daily

Human trafficking syndicate victimising Rohingyans busted
A syndicate trafficking Rohingyans into Malaysia and giving them fake UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) cards, was busted following police raids on three locations in the state.
— The Star Online

Amid cautious market, UWC shines on trading debut
Integrated engineering supporting services provider, UWC Bhd hogged the limelight on Bursa Malaysia during its trading debut on Wednesday amid a cautious broader market
— The Star Online

PAS Youth tells Perak DAP exco to step down after rape allegation
Perak PAS Youth deputy chief Mohd Hafez Sabri urged the state executive councillor accused of raping his former house maid to step down from his post until investigations conclude.
— Malay Mail

Khairy and Nazri respond negatively to Najib’s appointment as chief BN adviser
Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz appear unsettled after the appointment of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the chairman of the Barisan Nasional Advisory Board.
— The Star Online

Pasir Gudang MCA questions effectiveness of DoE’s gas detectors
The Department of Environment’s (DoE) gas detectors, supplied to 111 schools in Pasir Gudang following a second bout of air pollution, are inadequate and a complete waste of equipment, claimed Pasir Gudang MCA division chief.
— Malay Mail

Nazri Aziz: Too late for Dr M to invite Umno; already has good relationship with PAS
The invitation by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad calling for members in other Malay-based parties to cross-over to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is a futile one, says Umno stalwart Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
— The Star Online

Dr M gets car-shaped birthday cake from Proton, hailed for making ‘impossible possible’
Carmaker Proton today declared Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the man who made the “impossible possible” and appeared to have gifted a car-shaped birthday cake to its founder on his 94th birthday. Proton shared a short but.
— Malay Mail

Dewan Rakyat to discuss outstanding RM19.4b in GST refunds next week
The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has completed its report over the outstanding Goods And Services Tax (GST) refunds, which will be discussed in the Dewan Rakyat next Tuesday (July 16) Its chairman Datuk.
— Malay Mail

PAC to table report over ‘missing’ RM19.4bil GST refunds on July 16
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will table its report over the “missing” RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit refunds in Parliament on July 16.
— The Star Online

Cops: Lorry driver who filmed himself sexually assaulting pre-teen girl nabbed
Negri Sembilan Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Wan Rukuman Wan Hassan today clarified that a 65-year-old lorry driver who recorded himself forcing a 12-year-old girl to perform sexual acts on him did not.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to establish Proton plant in Pakistan
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is looking forward to the establishment of Proton Holdings Berhad’s automotive assembly plant in Pakistan.
— New Sarawak Tribune

TH installs new system to shorten room waiting time in Makkah
A new computerised room management system implemented for accommodations in Makkah under the Pilgrims’ Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH) will help reduce the waiting time for pilgrims before being assigned their respective rooms.TH maktab operations director Datuk Tahar Pilus said through the system introduced this haj season,
— The Sun Daily

After Johor’s youth runaround, Muhyiddin asks royals to leave policies to government
State rulers are welcome to comment on administrative and policy matters but should allow their state governments to make their own decisions, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
— Malay Mail

Dr M credits late mum as most influential person in his life
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who turned 94 today, has described his late mother, Wan Tempawan Wan Hanapi, as the most influential individual in his life.
— Malay Mail

Dengue prevention should be taught in schools – researcher
THE awareness level on the dangers of dengue in Sabah is still low, as only 58.4 per cent of its people would actually make an effort to curb the spread of the virus. In a recent survey conducted by the University of Malaya (UM), it was revealed that 79.1 per cent of Sabahans have good […]
— The Borneo Post

Drop delimitation proposal for Sabah, PM urged
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) has called on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to drop the obsolete 2017 delimitation proposal for Sabah. The proposal and the parliamentary order to adopt it were tabled yesterday and debate is scheduled for July 17.
— The Borneo Post

Effort to resolve dispute between 1Borneo management and kiosk operators
Borneo Hypermall kiosk operators and the mall’s management have agreed to work out an amicable solution on the status of kiosks at the mall. At a meeting yesterday mediated by Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Jimmy Wong Sze Phin, representatives from both parties expressed their respective concerns and came to an […]
— The Borneo Post

Cash offers inappropriate: SUPP Youth
SEDAR’S ‘RM100 FOR SARAWAKIANS AGED 18 AND ABOVE’ PLEDGE KUCHING: What about giving all Sarawakians over the age of 18 a monthly gift of RM100 from the government? If the…
— New Sarawak Tribune

Govt sues Aeon Credit for unpaid taxes
Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd has received a writ of summons together with a statement of claim filed by the government in respect of taxes that are purportedly due for years of assessment 2010 till 2016.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company said that the matter has been fixed for case management at the High Court on July 23.
— The Sun Daily

IJM terminated as contractor for LRT3 package on project remodelling
IJM Corp Bhd has been terminated as the works contractor for the underground package of the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the group said that its wholly owned subsidiary IJM Construction Sdn Bhd received a notice of termination on Monday from MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Ku Nan involved in land sale to Aset Kayamas: Witness
The High Court here today was told how former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (pix) was involved in the sale of two lots of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) land in Bandar Tun Razak to property developer Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Fishermen want compensation in kind, not cash, over 3-islands project
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says the Penang government will be holding fresh talks with the fishermen affected by the reclamation.
— FMT News

Khairy says ‘not happy’ after Najib appointed head of BN advisory board
Umno lawmaker Khairy Jamaluddin has expressed his unhappiness at Barisan Nasional, following the appointment of Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the coalition’s advisory board chairman.
— Malay Mail

Muslim unity seminar to be officiated by Mujahid cancelled on security fears
The seminar on July 13 was to discuss the Amman Message, an international declaration also endorsed by prominent Malaysians.
— FMT News

Syed Saddiq to seek audience with Johor palace on youth age cap issue
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says he would be seeking an audience with the Johor Ruler to provide an explanation over the age cap for youths.
— The Star Online

Prosecution files motion to postpone 1MDB trial again
The prosecution team in the case against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the alleged misappropriation of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds amounting to RM42 million, today filed a motion for another trial against the former prime minister relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be postponed.
— The Borneo Post

IJN Foundation hopes to raise RM800,000 for needy heart patients through charity golf
The IJN Foundation (IJNF) plans to raise funds through a charity golf event, that is, the IJN Foundation Charity Golf Challenge at the Kota Permai Golf and Country Club (KPGCC) in Shah Alam on Aug 24.IJNF is dedicated to raise funds to assist less fortunate heart patients who are unable to pay for their treatments at the Institut Jantung.
— The Sun Daily

Re-mention of lawsuit against company owned by Shahrizat’s husband Mohamad Salleh and son on July 31
The Sessions Court here fixed July 31 for a re-mention of the case by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) against the husband and son of former women, family and community minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in.
— Malay Mail

Why it’s going to be rush-hour hell along KL’s Jalan Tun Razak even more than usual today
There has been traffic congestion across several major routes leading to Jalan Tun Razak here since the morning after an underground pipe in front of the Intermark building burst.
— Malay Mail

Gov’t to look into Johor youth age cap: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the government will study the impact of the Johor government’s decision to retain the youth age cap of 40 years when the Dewan Rakyat has passed a bill to reduce it to 30.”We want to look into the impact of the (state government) action and why it has done so.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M claims ignorance over govt appointment of transgender Raina
The prime minister appeared stunned when told about the appointment of Raina Zara Medina as a member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Malaysia. Raina is said to be the first trans woman to be appointed in the.
— Malay Mail

Student loses RM4,140 to Macau Scam
A female student lost RM4,140 to a Macau Scam syndicate after being duped by a phone call purported to be from the Malacca court, claiming that her credit card was used to buy drugs.Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 21-year-old student claimed to have received a call from a woman who .
— The Sun Daily

Several schoolchildren travelling in van injured in four-car pileup along Batu Kawa
Several schoolchildren were injured in a four-car collision along Jalan Batu Kawa when a car crashed into a van carrying the students from behind, causing it to swerve into oncoming traffic. A statement issued by the police today revealed that at around 6.10am this morning, the 19-year-old driver of a Perodua Myvi heading towards […]
— The Borneo Post

DAP Youth wing mulls lowering membership age limit from 35 to 30
DAP’s Youth wing (Dapsy) is in discussions to lower its membership age limit from 35 to 30, following Putrajaya’s new definition of youth as being from the ages of 15 to 30.
— The Star Online

Fake doctor calls up women, conveys cancer ‘diagnosis’ and makes lewd requests
A 39-year-old man who posed as a doctor has been arrested for allegedly making lewd phone calls to female victims.
— The Star Online

Human traffickers arrested in Myanmar for smuggling people to Malaysia
A human trafficker and four boat crew members have been arrested by the Myanmar police force in western Rakhine state for smuggling 63 people to Malaysia, reported Xinhua News Agency, quoting local police force today.
— Malay Mail

 

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