Malaysia morning news for July 26

Malaysia morning news for July 26

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia 2019 biodiesel output, exports seen at record highs – industry association
Malaysia’s biodiesel production and exports are set to hit record levels this year as low palm oil prices increase the appeal of blending to make biofuels, the head of an industry association told Reuters on Thursday.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s 2019 timber export to exceed RM22.3 bln recorded last year
The government is optimistic that timber exports in 2019 could exceed RM22.3 billion recorded last year due to increasing demand for local timber and timber products.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s economy to continue to grow in Sep-Nov period
Malaysia’s economy is expected to continue to grow in the September-November period.According to the Department of Statistsics, the Leading Index (LI) which monitors the economic direction in an average of four to six months ahead, posted 117.9 points in May 2019 from 119.9 points in the previous month.
— The Sun Daily

Lawyers, NGOs and families of M’sian death row prisoners submit appeal for clemency to President Halimah Yacob at S’pore High Comm in KL
Lawyers, nine NGOs and the families of Malaysian death row prisoners as well as their supporters submitted an appeal for clemency for Malaysian death row prisoners in Changi Prison at the High Commission of the Republic in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur yesterday (25 Jul).
— The Online Citizen

Finance Minister and Sarawak govt on the same page over debt repayment, Pua says
The Sarawak state government has already agreed that it must repay its debts before any allocations can be given for school repair works, Tony Pua said today.
— Malay Mail

Maybank launches premier banking services in Philippines
Maybank has launched Maybank Premier, its premier banking services in the Philippines with the opening of its first Premier Centre in Makati City.
— The Sun Daily

Plantation stocks lift Bursa Malaysia at the close
Plantation stocks, buoyed by better crude palm oil (CPO) prices, lifted Bursa Malaysia to close higher today, a dealer said.Among the index-linked plantation companies, KLK jumped 18 sen to RM23.82, IOI increased five sen to RM4.25 and Sime Darby Plantation added four sen to RM4.82.
— The Sun Daily

Genting Malaysia reaches settlement over outdoor theme park
Genting Malaysia Bhd has fully resolved its dispute with Fox Entertainment Group Llc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Foxnext Llc, Twenty First Century Fox Inc and The Walt Disney Company over the development of an outdoor theme park.
— FMT

Malaysia, China resume rail project
China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive “Belt and Road” train project in northern Malaysia on Thursday, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cut the cost by nearly a third to about US$11 billion.
— Khmer Times

Govt to introduce mechanism for CCRIS-listed PTPTN borrowers to buy first house
The government will introduce a mechanism for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers listed in Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) to be disciplined in their financial payment for housing as well as education loans.
— The Sun Daily

Penang to ask Putrajaya for RM20b transport plan funding
Penang will be applying for about RM20 billion funding from Putrajaya for two components of its Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).
— Malay Mail

MTC: Timber players shifting focus to export markets
Malaysian timber players are shifting their focus towards export markets in view of the encouraging overseas demand.
— The Sun Daily

B10 biodiesel programme will continue to have positive impact on palm oil prices
The implementation of the B10 Biodiesel programme will continue to give positive impact on palm oil prices, with consumption of the country’s palm oil expected to increase by up to 800,000 tonnes by the end of this year, the Dewan Negara was told today.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry communications units must be more aggressive and improve response time, says Communications sec-gen
The corporate communications units of all ministries must be more aggressive in their response time to tackle the manipulations of irresponsible parties.
— Malay Mail

Ministry communications units must be more aggressive and improve response time – Suriani
The corporate communications units of all ministries must be more aggressive in their response time to tackle the manipulations of irresponsible parties.
— The Borneo Post

Jho Low insisted Najib’s credit card statements must not be sent to his house: Former banker
Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, insisted that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s credit card statements must not be sent to the then prime minister’s house in Jalan Duta, the High Court here was told today.
— The Sun Daily

Genting Malaysia reaches settlement over outdoor theme park development
Genting Malaysia Bhd has fully resolved its dispute with Fox Entertainment Group Llc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Foxnext Llc, Twenty First Century Fox Inc and The Walt Disney Company over the development of an outdoor theme park.
— The Star Online

Dewan Negara passes Amendment Bill to lower voting age to 18
Ten days after the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to lower the voting age was passed at the Dewan Rakyat, the amendment was approved by the Dewan Negara today with a two-third majority.
— The Sun Daily

Health minister recommends 5g sugar per 100ml
Manufacturers of sweet drinks including the popular “bubble tea” should monitor their products to make sure that the sugar levels are not excessive.
— The Sun Daily

No action against illegal farmers working on state-owned land, says Perak govt
The Perak government will not take action against illegal farmers working on state-owned land despite letters sent telling them to vacate the land.
— The Star Online

AirAsia dismisses airline group’s remarks on airport passenger tax
AirAsia CEO Riad Asnat says the Board of Airline Representatives has no standing on the issue as its members do not operate from Klia2.
— FMT News

Umno, PAS to sign co-operation charter on Sept 14
Umno and PAS will sign a co-operation charter at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur on Sept 14.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia to integrate cargo capacity in Thailand via JV
AirAsia Group Bhd’s indirect wholly owned subsidiary Teleport Everywhere Pte Ltd is establishing a joint venture (JV) with Thailand’s Triple i Logistics Public Co Ltd to integrate cargo capacity in Thailand for AirAsia Thailand (TAA) and AirAsia X (TAX) Thailand.
— The Sun Daily

EC apologises to students over food poisoning incident
The Election Commission (EC) today apologised to Balik Pulau Polytechnic students here who had food poisoning after attending a programme organised by the commission yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Caring Pharmacy posts RM5.23m earnings in fourth quarter
Caring Pharmacy Group Bhd’s net profit for the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2019 fell 10.96% to RM5.23 million from RM5.87 million a year ago due to higher tax expenses.
— The Sun Daily

Syarikat Takaful’s Q2 profit jumps 60.5%
Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd reported a net profit of RM80.95 million for the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30, 2019, a 60.5% surge from RM50.42 million recorded in the same quarter in 2018, attributed to the increase in net wakalah fee income.
— The Sun Daily

Penang to request govt funding for two PTMP component projects
The state government will send a formal letter to the Federal Government requesting funding for two components of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).
— The Star Online

Pasir Gudang air pollution analysis report not delayed on purpose: Deputy Minister
The Pasir Gudang air pollution analysis report is not being purposely delayed, says Deputy Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.
— The Sun Daily

Families, friends of four Malaysians on Singapore death row plead clemency in KL
With hope in their eyes and hearts in their mouth, the families of four Malaysians scheduled for execution in Changi Prison stood outside the gates of the Singapore High Commission here to plead for their lives.
— Malay Mail

Main Sarawak distributor of ‘Ghost Smoke’ candy raided by KPDNHEP
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) have busted the main distributor of Ghost Smoke candy in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

China, Malaysia restart massive Belt and Road project after hiccups
China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive “Belt and Road” train project in northern Malaysia on Thursday, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cut its cost by nearly a third to about $11 billion.
— The Star Online

Many Muslim countries weak due to wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings: Mahathir
Many Muslim countries have become weak as a result of the wrong interpretation of the teachings of Islam, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Najib, wife, daughter file notice to inspect sealed items (Updated)
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and their daughter have filed separate notices of motion to inspect and obtain particulars on properties, including 315 bags of various brands and cash in various currencies, that were seized by the police.
— The Sun Daily

In Johor, senior citizen left devastated after house mistakenly demolished
What started as a regular day for senior citizen Ainon Musa, turned into horror after she claimed that a contractor hired by a developer had accidentally levelled her house in Kampung Bakar Batu in Taman Perling here.
— Malay Mail

MACC: Remand of judge in the case of releasing illegal immigrant extended five more days
The remand period of a Sessions Court Judge in Selangor which ended yesterday had been extended five more days until Sunday.
— Malay Mail

Wait, Azmin joining Gerakan? But allies say he’s not going anywhere, not even Bersatu
PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali could be considering leaving his own party for Gerakan, according to an Utusan online report.
— Malay Mail

All Malaysians would benefit from learning first aid: Sarawak St. John founder
All Malaysians will benefit from following the important advice by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to learn First Aid, a prominent social activist said today.
— The Sun Daily

Stop selling ‘ghost smoke’ candy or face heavy penalty, minister warns retailers
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) today warned all retailers, including sundry shop owners, not to sell the ‘ghost smoke’ candy, especially to schoolchildren or face consequent legal action.
— Malay Mail

Renegotiated ECRL brings more benefits, economic spin-offs
Renegotiations in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project have brought more benefits to the people and economic spin-offs in the transport and tourism sectors, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
— The Sun Daily

Party strife will not affect govt: Wan Azizah (Updated)
The internal PKR dispute between Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali will not affect the administration of the government, says Pakatan Harapan president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah.
— The Sun Daily

Rejection of secular knowledge led to Muslims’ regression, Dr M says
The academic dominance of the Muslim world has declined after its ancient scholars rejected the pursuit of secular knowledge, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— Malay Mail

Two-day digital carnival over weekend in Ipoh
Digital Perak Corporation Holding, which represents Perak in Kembara Digital Malaysia (KDM) 2019, will highlight the state’s four core digital aspirations over the two-day programme beginning tomorrow.
— The Sun Daily

RHB open to giving housing loans to blacklisted PTPTN borrowers
RHB Banking Group, Malaysia’s fourth-largest fully integrated financial services provider, has no problem in providing housing loans to blacklisted National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan borrowers.
— Malay Mail

Takaful Malaysia expanding market share lifts Q2 earnings
Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd said net profit in the second quarter ended June 30 jumped 61% to RM80.9mil on higher net wakalah fee income.
— The Star Online

Dr M awarded honorary doctorate by Turkish university for role in modernising Malaysia
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been conferred an honorary doctorate today by the Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University (AYBU) at the Council of Higher Education here.
— Malay Mail

Families of five Malaysian citizens facing the gallows in Singapore submit memorandum to High Commission
The family members of five Malaysian citizens facing the noose for drug trafficking in Singapore are urging the republic to pardon them.
— The Star Online

Vitrox reports lower Q2 profit as demand for test equipment drops
Inspection equipment maker Vitrox Corp Bhd said a drop in demand for its chip testing machines contributed to lower sales and net profit reported in the second quarter ended June 30.
— The Star Online

EC chairman issues apology to 85 students in Penang over food poisoning incident
A Voters Awareness Programme by the Election Commission (EC) at Politeknik Balik Pulau yesterday ended with 85 students being rushed to the hospital due to food poisoning.
— Malay Mail

Lynas confident licence will be renewed ahead of Sept 2 deadline
Lynas and Malaysia have been locked in a dispute for eight months over removal of low-level radioactive waste produced by the company.
— FMT News

U-Thant residents seek to bring SPE highway photos to court, govt will object
The Jalan U-Thant residents challenging a portion of the ongoing Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) project will seek to show the court photos of the highway to prove that it does not comply with the Malaysian Highway.
— Malay Mail

Alliance Bank in talks to tap into virtual banking
Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd is in talks with potential non-bank partners to tap into opportunities within the virtual banking space, said group CEO Joel Kornreich (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Too much sugar! Health minister cautions bubble tea lovers
Bubble tea is now the latest craze to hit the city, but consumers are being told to avoid the drink due to its excessive sugar content.
— The Borneo Post

Kuching OCPD: Ng, 3 others called up over alleged breach of July 22 gathering permit condition
Sarawak Association for Peoples’ Aspiration (Sapa) president Dominique Ng and three others were called up by the police yesterday over a breach in one of the conditions set during the Sarawak Independence Day celebration on July 22.
— The Borneo Post

Immigration Dept plans new integrated system to replace MyIMMs
The Immigration Department is in the process of developing a new Integrated Immigration System (IIS) to replace the Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs) which has been found to have been manipulated for fraudulent approvals of foreign labour quota.
— The Star Online

Bumiputera contractors must be prepared for changes – Baru
Bumiputera contractors must be more responsive and prepared to face the current environment that is full of changes in order to be on par with other industry players at the ASEAN and global levels, said Works Minister Baru Bian.
— The Borneo Post

History syllabus will be improved: Maszlee
In line with the efforts to enhance the understanding of the country’s democratic and election systems among young people, the Education Ministry will improve the History syllabus for Form Four and Five, said minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
— The Sun Daily

Remand period of Sessions Court judge extended by five days
The remand period of a Sessions Court judge in Selangor, which ended Wednesday (July 24), was extended by five days.
— The Star Online

Maszlee: History syllabus will be improved in Malaysian schools
In line with the efforts to enhance the understanding of the country’s democratic and election systems among young people, the Education Ministry will improve the History syllabus for Form Four and Five, said minister Dr.
— Malay Mail

Federal court grants Sarawak August House leave to appeal against court decision
The Federal Court today granted the Sarawak state legislative assembly’s application for leave to appeal against the decision of the High Court and the Court of Appeal on the disqualification of Pujut assemblyman, Dr Ting Tiong Choon due to his dual citizenship.
— The Sun Daily

Ringgit ends slightly higher against US dollar
The ringgit closed slightly higher against the US dollar today, boosted by stronger oil prices and improved forecast for palm oil related products.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah opens intake for 750 interim teachers this year
The Sabah State Education Department has opened its intake for 750 interim teachers this year to address the shortage of teachers in the state.
— The Sun Daily

Fast growing Kota Kinabalu city needs proper planning
The fast growing Kota Kinabalu city needs proper planning to ensure that the state capital, as a gateway to Sabah becomes a liveable city.
— The Sun Daily

BAR’s comments ‘inconsequential and self-serving’: AirAsia
AirAsia Group has dismissed as “inconsequential and self-serving” the comments made by Board of Airline Representatives (BAR) on the carrier’s ongoing dispute with airport operator, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
— The Sun Daily

Roads around Bukit Jalil stadium to close on Saturday (July 27) for FA Cup final
Police have announced road closures and diversions around Bukit Jalil National Stadium this Saturday (July 27) for the 2019 FA Cup final match between Perak and Kedah.
— The Star Online

Pontoon owner and worker remanded over Selangor river diesel pollution
Selangor Police Chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin today said that police has remanded two men to assist investigations into the alleged sabotage which led to diesel pollution in Sungai Selangor.
— Malay Mail

High court allows joint trial of graft cases involving Rosmah, Rizal
The High Court here today allowed the graft cases against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (pix) and her husband Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s former special officer, Datuk Rizal Mansor, involving over a solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak to be heard together.
— The Sun Daily

Piiacuf features different aspect of Islam to fend off stigma: Wan Azizah
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said organising the Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Cultural Festival (Piiacuf) is capable of highlighting the different aspects of Islam when the terminology Islamofobia influenced the international community.
— The Sun Daily

Petronas Chemicals’ late rebound lifts KLCI
Petronas Chemicals’ late rebound helped the FBM KLCI to close at the dat’s high on Thursday amid a weaker broader market.
— The Star Online

Dr Wan Azizah: Malaysia’s administration unaffected by PKR political problem
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today the administration of the country is unaffected by the political problem in PKR.
— Malay Mail

Groups demand inquest on Nigerian student’s custodial death, cite wife’s murder claim
The attorney general (AG) must order an inquest into the death of Nigerian student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha while in immigration authorities’ custody, a gathering of civil society groups said today.
— Malay Mail

Manyin: No quarrel between S’wak govt and fed govt on contra loan payment issue
There is no quarrel between Sarawak government and the federal government on the contra loan payment to facilitate allocation of funds for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state, said Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong.
— The Borneo Post

Ng to be tried in court over refusal to pay RM195 for bicycle repair
Former assemblyman Dominique Ng today claimed trial for refusing to abide by a Consumer Claims Tribunal decision five years ago for him to pay RM195 to a shop for the repair of a bicycle.
— The Borneo Post

TA Global buys Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok for RM299.93m
TA Global Bhd is acquiring Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok for THB2.25 billion (RM299.93 million) cash.
— The Sun Daily

Labuan, Sabah PKR optimistic Anwar can resolve party issue
Labuan and Sabah PKR today expressed support for the party’s top leadership led by president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, saying he can resolve the present party issue.
— The Borneo Post

Tabung Haji’s H1 2019 net profit rises to RM815mil
Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) recorded a stronger financial performance in the first half of 2019, underpinned by sustainable investment strategy and prudent cost management measures.
— The Star Online

Two men held over Sungai Selangor diesel pollution
Police have arrested two men to help in investigation into the recent diesel pollution in Sungai Selangor, which they suspect could be due to sabotage.Selangor police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said the two suspects, a pontoon operator and his worker, were arrested yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

 

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