Malaysia morning news for July 15

Malaysia morning news for July 15

Malaysia morning newsMH370 pilot in control ‘until the end’, French investigators suspect
The pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is thought to have been in control of the plane “until the end”, French investigators have reportedly said, marking the latest development in the aviation mystery.
— ABC News

Malaysia Airlines veterans, union say no to privatisation and job cuts
No full privatisation, no job cuts and retain Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) as the national carrier – those are all its veterans and union want from the government if the acquisition by private parties is the way to go to revive the ailing carrier.They said the best option would be a joint venture with the government, other than Khazanah.
— The Sun Daily

Tourism industry expected to generate RM192 billion next year
Malaysia’s tourism industry is expected to generate RM192 billion in revenue next year. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said his ministry is confident of achieving its target of 30 million tourist arrivals next year, contributing about RM100 billion in revenue with the .
— The Borneo Post

Heineken clarifies sale of ‘non-alcoholic 0.0 beer’ only for non-muslims above 21
Heineken Malaysia have assured the public that sales of their non-alcoholic 0.0 beer is available at the non-halal sections and only sold to those above the age of 21. The 0.0 beer is Heineken’s first ever non-alcoholic.
— Malay Mail

Sabah to increase hydropower plants over next decade
Sabah can expect an increase in hydropower plants over the next 10 years, says Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd acting managing director Abdul Nasser Abdul Wahid.
— The Star Online

Report on ‘missing’ RM19.4bil GST credit refund to be tabled in Dewan Rakyat Monday (July 15)
The report on the “missing” RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit refund will be tabled a day earlier in Parliament to avoid any further misconception on the issue, says Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.
— The Star Online

Probe cybertroopers, Kit Siang tells MCMC and police
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the police should investigate the funders of cybertroopers who have returned to spreading lie, said DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang (pix).He called former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak the “father” of all cybertroopers that used to demonise the opposition.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s Malindo Air to connect Varanasi to Kuala Lumpur, other Asian cities
Expanding its footprint in India, Malaysia’s Malindo Air, in association with Thai Lion Air, will start a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Varanasi on July 18.
— New Indian Express

Perak Sultan: Malaysia’s development based on collective contributions of all communities
Malaysia’s success and achievements stem from the total contribution of all members of its community, Perak ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah has said.
— Malay Mail

No full privatisation, job cuts for Malaysia Airlines, says ex-CEO and union
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman and flight attendants’ union say the airline’s best option would be a joint venture, with the government retaining control.
— FMT News

Mandatory asset declaration opens new perspective in Malaysian politics
The move of the government to make it mandatory for all members of parliament (MPs) to declare their assets is a wise measure to open up a new perspective in the country’s politics. Several former elected representatives believed the move would enable the authorities to detect any new asset or property owned by […]
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian beer makers told not to confuse Muslims
Beer manufacturers in the country have been told not to confuse consumers especially Muslims by producing alcohol-free drink. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof stressed that alcohol-free.
— Malay Mail

Awg Tengah: Govt will compensate owners of land acquired for devt
Acquisition of private-owned land by the Sarawak government for the implementation of infrastructure development projects will see the owners receive appropriate compensation, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
— The Borneo Post

‘Mandatory asset declaration opens new perspective in Malaysian politics’
The move by the government to make it mandatory for all members of parliament (MPs) to declare their assets is a wise measure to open up a new perspective in the country’s politics Several former elected representatives believe the move would enable the authorities to detect any new asset or property owned by members of parliament especially .
— The Sun Daily

Singapore denies Malaysian prisoners targeted for death, after four more to hang next
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has denied accusations that its government is “preparing for an execution binge”, after lawyer N. Surendran revealed that four Malaysians are part of the 10 on death row whose.
— Malay Mail

Land reclamation: Anwar to meet Penang CM for talks
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will meet with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to discuss and listen to more detailed clarification on the land reclamation for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) mega project that the state.
— Malay Mail

Bank employees call for Bank Muamalat, Alliance Bank to be penalised for union-busting
The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) has called for Bank Muamalat and Alliance Bank to be penalised by banking regulators following the Federal Court’s ruling that the two banks were guilty of union-busting.
— Malay Mail

Discussions will continue between fishermen and Penang govt: Anwar
There is still room for more discussions between the aggrieved fishermen and the state government over the Penang Southern Reclamation Scheme (SRS), even though the mega project had received EIA approval, according to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— The Sun Daily

Kon Yeow prepared to meet Anwar over Penang reclamation project
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is prepared to meet PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to explain in greater detail the sea reclamation project in the waters of south Penang (PSR) by the state government.
— Malay Mail

Just quit already, Sarawak DCM tells state minister
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing today urged International Trade and e-Commerce Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh to just resign from his ministerial post, instead of seeking advice from Chief Minister Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Mastermind behind viral sex video identified – IGP
The mastermind behind the production and circulation of the sex video implicating a federal minister, which went viral last month, has been identified, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador announced last night.
— The Borneo Post

Huawei plans to cut jobs in US-based R&D subsidiary, WSJ says
Some of the workers have already been notified of the dismissals and additional cuts could be announced soon.
— FMT News

Foreign appetite for Bursa Malaysia, ringgit remains strong: Economist
Foreign appetite for the Malaysian market continued to remain steady for both local equities and the ringgit, says Bank Islam Malaysia chief economist Dr Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid.He said foreigners remained as net buyers on Bursa Malaysia, acquiring RM214.73 million of local equities between July 8 and July 11 compared to RM253.8 billion .
— The Sun Daily

Sabah medical tourism ‘much cheaper’
SABAH may be a thriving destination for eco tourism, but it is not wellknown as a destination for medical tourism, unlike places like Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and even Sarawak, which gets its foreign medical tourists travelling on bus from Kalimantan. As a matter of fact, if you drop by any of the hospitals, both […]
— The Borneo Post

Saintex 2.0, STEM Playground 2019 to be held at UCTS on July 26-28
The Sarawak Innovation and Technology Exhibition (Saintex), and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Playground’ are both geared towards inculcating in youths the culture of and interest in creativity and innovation. Saintex 2.0 and STEM Playground 2019 will be taking place at University College of Technology Sarawak .
— The Borneo Post

Agriculture dept told to buck up, justify its large allocation
The state Agriculture Department has been told that it needs to improve on its performance if it hopes to turn Sarawak into a net exporter of food by 2030. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said he regretted the fact that the department’s performance has not been satisfactory and did not justify the […]
— The Borneo Post

Report: Putrajaya seizes over RM1b from China-owned pipeline firm’s HSBC account
Putrajaya has reportedly seized more than RM1 billion of funds held by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP), amid a dispute involving billion-ringgit pipeline projects here that was suspended since last year.
— Malay Mail

E-hailing drivers call for discussions to formulate fare mechanism
The Malaysian organisation representing electronic applications-based drivers (PPBAEM) today called on the Transport Ministry to establish a ‘discussion lab’ involving relevant parties, with the aim of formulating an e-hailing fare mechanism.
— The Sun Daily

Perak PKR to allow investigation into alleged corruption by state exco
Perak PKR will allow the authorities to investigate an allegation that a state exco had leaked the state government’s meeting minutes in order to solicit commission from two companies looking to buy land in Kerian, Perak.
— The Sun Daily

Perak exco member says more reports will be lodged against those who accused him of graft
Perak state executive council member Abdul Yunus Jamhari will take to task those who accused him of leaking state exco meeting minutes to solicit kickbacks.
— The Star Online

Don’t use Umno as a ‘shield,’ Khairy tells Najib
Umno lawmaker Khairy Jamaluddin has urged party leaders to not use the party as a “shield” against court proceedings they are facing, Malaysikini reported today. In reference to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib.
— Malay Mail

Sultan Nazrin launches new book
Malaysia is what it is today because of the collective contributions of all communities, says Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.
— The Star Online

Kon Yeow prepared to meet Anwar over PSR project
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) is prepared to meet PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to explain in greater details on the sea reclamation project in the waters of south Penang (PSR) by the state government.According to him, the state government will also arrange for a briefing on PSR for the Port Dickson MP if necessary.
— The Sun Daily

Fusion energy startups see renewables leaving a gap in power market
With greenhouse gases accumulating at record rates in the atmosphere, researchers say new zero-carbon technologies will be needed to avert drastic weather anomalies.
— FMT News

DAP MP wants police probe over sale of dangerous abortion pills by medical professionals
A DAP MP lodged a police report here today over the illegal sale of dangerous abortion pills, which she claimed is also being procured and sold by medical experts.
— Malay Mail

Pelosi keeps focus on budget caps in debt limit call to Mnuchin
The House Speaker says she and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin ‘must reach an agreement on spending priorities based on the principle of parity as soon as possible.’
— FMT News

JKDM state director confirms seizure of luxury vehicles in Kuching, to reveal details next week
Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) state director Dato’ Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha has confirmed the seizure of luxury vehicles at the residences of businessmen and prominent figures here.
— The Borneo Post

Drug syndicate busted with arrest of four suspects in Sibu
SIBU: Police have busted a drug syndicate when they arrested four suspected drug dealers in an operation dubbed ‘Operasi Sulit’ here yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

No chemical waste arrests made at Pasir Gudang roadblocks
There were no arrests made during roadblock operations in Pasir Gudang to prevent the removal of chemical waste from the area in small portions, said Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd. Roadblocks which were held.
— Malay Mail

Pedal power: Dr M, Syed Saddiq cycle 11km at Sepang circuit
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took to the outdoors on a Sunday morning (July 14) by “racing” around the Sepang International Circuit with the Youth and Sports Minister.
— The Star Online

Detailed, transparent, inclusive approach needed on Papar Dam
There is a need for the State Government to be more transparent about the proposed Papar Dam, said Pritchard Gumbaris, the Political Secretary to Penampang Member of Parliament Datuk Darell Leiking.
— The Borneo Post

Minister applauds Palliative Care Association KK’s efforts
Members of the Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu led by their president, Rokiah Ya’acob paid a courtesy call to Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung, the Minister of Health and Peoples Well-being Sabah at his office at Wisma Tun Fuad on July 12.
— The Borneo Post

Govt to debate, pass amendment to lower voting age – Chan
The Federal Government will seek to debate and pass the constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18 on Tuesday (July 16), said Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament (MP) Chan Foong Hin.
— The Borneo Post

Kit Siang says having non-Malay as PM will come only when Malaysians disregard ‘race’
DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang believes there will be a future Malaysian Prime Minister who is not Malay but not during his lifetime.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak Cultural Village to be upgraded: Abang Johari
The Sarawak government will ensure facilities at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) are upgraded for the safety of and to meet the standards of tourists visiting the area.
— New Sarawak Tribune

No bad culture from Malaya, please
Sarawak wants no part of any bad culture from West Malaysia to be brought into the state. Political analyst Datuk Peter Minos concurred with academician Dr Jayum Jawan who.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Bidayuh unity may determine Ranum’s political move
KUCHING: Opar assemblyman Datuk Ranum Mina could follow in the footsteps of Datuk Dr Jerip Susil in quitting Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) in the name of Bidayuh unity. Political analyst…
— New Sarawak Tribune

KL e-hailing riders lament fare hike
Though the time frame for e-hailing drivers to obtain the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence has been extended for another three months from Friday, some e-hailing passengers in Klang Valley are lamenting that e-hailing fares have surged and they have to wait longer for a ride.
— The Sun Daily

Internal inquiry to probe claims of forced family planning: MOH
An internal inquiry to investigate allegations of Orang Asli women in Perak being forced to accept birth control treatment has been set up by the Health Ministry. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the inquiry, to be held until July 26 the latest, will involve three terms of reference.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: Govt needs time to finalise targeted petrol subsidy
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has urged the public to give the government time to finalise the implementation mechanism of the targeted petrol subsidy for the lower income group or B40.
— Malay Mail

Pasir Gudang chemical leak: No arrests made so far
There were no arrests made during roadblock operations in Pasir Gudang to prevent the removal of chemical waste from the area in small portions, said Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd (pix).Roadblocks which were held as a precautionary measure proceeded smoothly since they were conducted on June 21.
— The Sun Daily

Respa calls on govt to clear the air over abolishment of death penalty
The Retired Senior Police Officers Association of Malaysia (Respa) has called on the government to “clear the air” over the status of implementing the abolishment of the death penalty.
— The Star Online

Penang convent schools may return with ‘richer syllabus’, say sisters
They blame high building costs and low enrolment for closure of the convent schools in Light Street and Pulau Tikus.
— FMT News

Wildlife Rescue Unit praised for rescuing juvenile clouded leopard
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Christina Liew has given the Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) a pat on the back for its success in rescuing a juvenile clouded leopard at Kg Perancangan in Ranau yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Three workers suffer burns in factory fire
Three recycling factory workers suffered burns in a fire at the storage area of the factory near here today.Kulai Baru Fire and Rescue Station commander of operations Mohd Fauzi Awang said the three men, two from Pakistan and one from Bangladesh, aged between 30 and 35, were rushed to the Kulai Hospital following the incident at 7.30pm when all.
— The Sun Daily

Big ‘YES’ for musical foundation
Local residents and tourists are giving the thumbs-up to the Darul Hana Musical Fountain at Kuching Waterfront. The fountain was launched on October 14, 2018 in conjunction with the.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RM10 mln to train teachers in English
The Sarawak government has agreed to allocate RM10 million as part of its initiative efforts to train more teachers to be proficient in English to enable them to teach.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Perak exco: Vile allegation to destroy my political career
Perak executive council (exco) member in charge of public facilities, infrastructure, agriculture and plantations, Abdul Yunus Jamhari has described the allegation of corruption made against him as vile and a malicious conspiracy.
— Malay Mail

Internal inquiry to probe claims of forced family planning, says minister
Aninternal inquiry to investigate allegations of Orang Asli women in Perak being forced to accept birth control treatment has been set up by the Health Ministry.  Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry must be clear and issue statement on PT3 trials: NUTP
The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) wants the Education Ministry to issue an official statement or circular so that school authorities and educators are clear about its stand on trial PT3 (Form Three) assessments.NUTP Secretary-General, Harry Tan Huat Hock, said in a statement today that some schools keen on being ranked, were .
— The Sun Daily

 

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