Malaysia morning news for July 25

Malaysia morning news for July 25

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s fiscal deficit down by 39pc, says Guan Eng
The Finance Ministry today announced that Malaysia’s fiscal deficit has been brought down 39 per cent to RM21.4 billion in the first five months of this year compared to RM35.0 billion for the same January-May period in.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s CPI rises 1.5% in June 2019
Malaysia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% in June 2019 to 121.4 from 119.6 a year ago.”Out of 552 items covered in CPI, 381 items showed positive growth in June 2019 as against June 2018.
— The Sun Daily

Najib’s SRC trial postponed as counsel calls in sick
The High Court today adjourned to tomorrow the SRC International trial of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) after a counsel of the former prime minister called in sick.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah sees growth potential from One Belt One Road initiative
Sabah is supportive of the One Belt One Road project pioneered by China in further driving the state’s economic growth.
— The Borneo Post

2019 SST collection expected to hit RM22b
The government is projecting the sales and service tax (SST) collection will amount to RM22 billion for year 2019, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir. Amiruddin Hamzah (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Revives Missile Tests during South China Sea Exercise
Malaysia has revived anti-ship missile firings in the South China Sea shortly after Beijing test-fired at least one missile in the area around the contested Spratly Islands, but analysts expressed doubt Wednesday that these military actions would stoke tensions.
— Benar News

Rubber glove industry urged to further tap into African market
The Malaysian rubber glove industry has been urged to strengthen its efforts to further tap into Africa’s vast market potential.
— The Sun Daily

Air Selangor: Water supply in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur 96pc restored
Piped water supply is being restored in stages to all areas affected by a disruption in the supply following pollution of the raw water source in Sungai Selangor a couple of days ago, according to Pengurusan Air Selangor.
— Malay Mail

No decision yet on CTPTPP ratification: Deputy Miti minister
The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the Dewan Negara was told today.
— The Sun Daily

ECRL firm in recruitment drive ahead of project’s relaunch
China Communications Construction East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCCECRL) have started recruiting and rehiring workers for the country’s largest infrastructure project due to be relaunched officially tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian property market bottoming out, says Knight Frank
Malaysia’s property market is showing signs of bottoming out, with “rays of hope” in the housing market, according to Knight Frank Malaysia in its latest research report, “Real Estate Highlights 1st Half of 2019”.
— The Sun Daily

Taman Tiara Titiwangsa folk want MACC to probe dubious changes in 2020 KL City Plan
Residents of Taman Tiara Titiwangsa urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today to investigate the Kuala Lumpur City Plan (KLCP) 2020 over what they viewed as drastic and irregular departures from its.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak can settle loans if PH keeps promise of 20 per cent oil royalty, says former minister on repair of dilapidated schools
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been blasted by a former federal minister today over his insistence that Sarawak pays back its loans to Putrajaya before it releases RM350 million to repair dilapidated schools in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Bloomberg: Deputy minister confirms Morgan Stanley helping with Malaysia Airlines recovery
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mohammad Farid Mohd Rafik has confirmed Morgan Stanley’s involvement in turning around financial-crippled Malaysia Airlines, Bloomberg reported today.
— Malay Mail

MHB bags Kasawari Gas deal from Petronas
Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Bhd (MHB) has been awarded a contract for the Kasawari Gas Development project.
— The Sun Daily

Framework on forestry policy expected to be finalised by next year
The framework on the Malaysian Forestry Policy which is being reformulated is expected to be finalised by next year, the Dewan Negara was told today.
— The Sun Daily

Public awareness of solid waste segregation still not satisfactory
Public awareness of solid waste segregation has yet to reach a satisfactory level although the government has made this compulsory since September 2015.
— The Sun Daily

Eight telcos to waive call charges to Befrienders hotline from Aug 1
Eight telecommunications companies will waive call charges made to the Befrienders’ helpline effective Aug 1, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
— The Star Online

No decision yet on CPTPP ratification – Deputy MITI Minister
The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the Dewan Negara was told today.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Airlines launches MHholidays Travel Marketplace to simplify holiday bookings
Holidaymakers can now easily tailor their travel and vacation plans under a new platform launched by Malaysia Airlines.Under the MHholidays Travel Marketplace, launched jointly with TUI Group, travellers can also expect to get discounts on hotel stays.
— The Sun Daily

Industry-university collaborations essential for economic growth: Sabah minister
Industry-university collaborations (IUCs) are necessary for economic growth in today’s knowledge-based societies as it would be a platform to commercialise academic knowledge by stepping beyond their core business of research and teaching, said Sabah Education and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob.
— The Sun Daily

Recession fears are overplayed, says Bank Negara
Malaysia’s economy is expected to see moderate but steady growth despite risks from the escalating trade war between the US and China, said Bank Negara director of economics Mohd Fraziali Ismail.
— The Star Online

Penang in solar power push, to start with Chowrasta Market
Penang is turning to solar energy as part of its green agenda and will install solar panels at public facilities across the state, said exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir, Erdogan to discuss on defence, trade issues
International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey starting Wednesday.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak govt willing to offer assistance to families of missing soldiers
The Sarawak government is prepared to assist the families of the two Malaysian soldiers from the state who have been reported missing while on duty in Pulau Perak, Kedah, since last Friday (July 19).
— The Sun Daily

RM937 for three durians reasonable, but traders fined RM2,000 for not following rules
A durian shop at Jalan Macalister, which went viral on social media for selling three durians for almost RM1,000 (RM937), was slapped with a RM2,000 compound for displaying confusing price tags which were not written in Bahasa Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

Malay NGO not contesting MACC forfeiture suit to get back RM140,000
Pekida has sent a letter of representation to the anti-graft agency.
— FMT News

PKR members lodges report against Farhash for calling Azmin ‘semburit’
A PKR member today a report today to urge his party’s disciplinary body to take action against Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak for calling party deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— Malay Mail

Despite gloomy predictions, economy will expand, Bank Negara assures
Bank Negara says economy is resilient in facing global economic challenges, including an escalation in the US-China trade war.
— FMT News

Sports facilities in Perak to be maintained even without corporation
The maintenance and upgrading works on the sports infrastructure in the state is still ongoing although the Perak State Sports Corporation is still in the process of establishment.
— The Sun Daily

IGP: No suppression or unfair treatment in sex video probe
There will be no suppression or unfair treatment in the police investigation into the sex video scandal said to involve Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Star Online

FMM Selangor: Water cuts during weekends, not more than 2 days
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Selangor urges Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd to consider implementing water cuts during weekends and the disruption should not be more than two days.
— The Star Online

Five RTD officers, one former SPAD officer charged with 63 counts of corruption
Five Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement officers and a former Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) personnel were charged in the Sessions Court here today with 63 counts of receiving bribes, totaling RM73,600, in connection with the lorry driver protection racket in Penang.
— The Sun Daily

Free calls to Befrienders from Aug 1 for users of Celcom, Maxis, Digi, Telekom, and four other telcos
Feeling stressed and have no one to talk with? Now you can call Befrienders and not worry about chalking up a massive phone bill.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya to review RM846m early environmental alarm system that stayed silent in Johor crises
The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (MESTECC) will review the RM846 million Environmental Quality Monitoring Programme (EQMP) after it failed in its role as an early-warning system in the.
— Malay Mail

BNM: Recession fear overplayed, it’s just slower growth
Despite the ongoing US-China trade war, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) does not see a global recession on the cards, but merely a modest economic growth. BNM Economics Department director Fraziali Ismail (pix) said the recession fear is overplayed globally.
— The Sun Daily

Advocates Association expresses disapproval over lawyer’s arrest
The Sibu branch of the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) today expressed its disapproval over the police detention of a lawyer here on July 17, claiming that Ting Yong Ginn was “wrongfully arrested” and accorded “unfair and unprofessional” treatment while serving his client.
— The Sun Daily

All Malaysian haj pilgrims in Makkah now: TH
All Malaysian pilgrims who have arrived on the Holy Land for the current haj pilgrimage have arrived in Makkah at 1pm yesterday (July 23), said the Pilgrims Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH) in a statement here today.
— The Sun Daily

Labuan Water Department to resolve water woes
The Labuan Water Department is working round the clock as the people in the duty-free-island have been hit hard by the water shortage since July 8.Director Alvin Michael Lo said efforts were being made to ensure the 2009 water crisis would not recur.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Airlines exec mum on Morgan Stanley’s role in revival bid
Malaysia Airlines Bhd chief operations officer Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi declined to comment today on US investment bank Morgan Stanley’s appointment to advise on future plans for the carrier.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia moderately higher at mid-week opening
Bursa Malaysia was moderately higher at mid-week opening, in line with regional equities and on positive progress in the US-China trade talks.This is alongside an announcement of a White House and Congressional deal on the federal budget, debt ceiling and good corporate earnings.
— The Sun Daily

Six RTD enforcement personnel charged with corruption
Six more enforcement personnel of the Road Transport Department (RTD) were brought to the Sessions Court in Butterworth here today to be charged in connection with the lorry driver protection racket in Penang.
— The Borneo Post

Stop selling Ghost Smoke candy, KPDNHEP warns traders
A prohibition order has been issued by Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPNHEP) to traders in Sarawak to stop the sale of Ghost Smoke candy on the premise that it affects children’s health.
— The Borneo Post

Stern and integrated action is necessary to address vaping among school children
The act of vaping from an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) among school students including primary school pupil in Malaysia is troubling the parents and teachers as well as the community in general.
— The Sun Daily

Haddad Maia gets provisional ban after failing dope test
A sample for testing on June 4 during the Croatia Open was found to contain selective androgen receptor modulators.
— FMT News

S’porean principal of religious school claims trial to sexual abuse charges
The 36-year-old Singaporean principal of a religious education institution in Tanjung Minyak here has claimed trial at the Session Court here to three counts of sexual abuse on a 15-year-old male student.
— The Star Online

Man deported and RM8k poorer after Oz job scam
A Malaysian who was deported from Australia claims he was cheated by an “agent” who promised to get him a job and a valid visa to work there.
— The Star Online

Pekida not contesting MACC forfeiture suit
Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam dan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Pekida) is not contesting the forfeiture suit filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to recoup RM140,000, allegedly received from 1MDB.
— The Sun Daily

AG denies involvement in filing of affidavit stating Adib’s death
The Attorney General has denied being involved in the filing of an affidavit at the Court of Appeal stating – ahead of the Coroner’s Court’s decision – that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim did not die from being beaten up.
— The Star Online

Call for action against Farhash for outburst over sex video scandal
In another round of friendly fire, a PKR member is demanding urgent disciplinary action against Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak for insulting party deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— The Star Online

DBKU mayor mulls closing Reservoir Park until all stray dogs are caught
Reservoir Park could remain closed to the public until all stray dogs roaming in the popular recreation ground have been captured, Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) mayor Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai said.
— The Borneo Post

NGOs urge ban on malathion, want pesticide buffer zones around schools
The Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (Panap) has urged the government to ban malathion and set up pesticide-free buffer zones around schools following the poisoning of students in Port Dickson.
— The Star Online

Prudential BSN Takaful launches WarisanPlus
Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd (PruBSN) has launched the PruBSN WarisanPlus — a protection plan premised on the concept of mutual assistance, which provides Malaysians with high value coverage to secure the financial future of their loved ones.
— The Star Online

Integrated agencies to meet on Sunday to discuss solution to river pollution
Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State Permanent Committee on Environment scheduled for Sunday.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Umno-PAS to ink electoral pact by end of August
Opposition parties Umno and PAS are finally ready to cement their political co-operation in a new deal that will give the pact a new name next month, The Star reported today.
— Malay Mail

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy to star in ‘Louis Wain’
‘Louis Wain’ will tell the true story of the English artist who rose to fame at the end of the 19th century.
— FMT News

Ziana Zain to perform at launch of National Month
Popular local artiste, Ziana Zain is among several artistes who will be performing at ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku, Malaysia Bersih’ (Love My Malaysia, A Clean Malaysia) concert, at the launch of the 2019 National and.
— Malay Mail

Sarawakian wins prestigious Germany women’s scholarship
Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) chief operating officer Amelia Roziman, a Sarawakian, is among two winners from around the globe awarded the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin’s prestigious Women’s Scholarship for the Executive Transition Programme (ETP).
— The Borneo Post

Ambiga’s request for govt to fund Bersih laughable, says MIC Youth chief
MIC Youth chief R. Thinalan today said that the government should not fund electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 since it was no longer politically neutral.
— Malay Mail

 

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