Malaysia morning news for July 29

Malaysia morning news for July 29

Malaysia morning newsPenang LRT project: State govt must meet 30 conditions set by APAD
The Penang state government has disclosed that there are 30 conditions set by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) for its Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in war of words with Najib Razak over sex scandals
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has rubbished claims by his ex-protege Najib Razak that a sex allegation surrounding a member of his current Cabinet team has been handled differently compared to the scandal in 1998.
— The Straits Times

Minister: MSPO certification will enable palm oil to fetch higher price
The recognition accorded to the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) by foreign countries will enable the country to sell its palm oil at a higher price.
— Malay Mail

How about RM5 bil grant to improve Sabah’s rural roads, PBS man asks Guan Eng
PBS supreme council member Arthur Sen says Sabah’s needs for proper roads to access remote villages are greater than Penang’s.
— FMT News

PM: MAHB’s success with Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport shows Malaysian firms’ capability
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) success in managing Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA), Turkey’s second biggest airport, shows Malaysian companies’ capability as well as their ability to expand.
— Malay Mail

Health Ministry: New act on vape, electronic cigarette, shisa
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will draw up a new act to supervise the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarettes and shisha.
— Malay Mail

PDC all out to strengthen Penang’s economy
The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) is committed to strengthening the state’s economic development so as to meet the challenges of the industry for the next 50 years, said its General Manager Datuk Mohd Bazid Abdul Kahar.
— The Sun Daily

NGOs and govt should work together to educate on crime prevention
The crime rate has dropped, yet Malaysians remain fearful. However, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can help to assuage such fears, according to Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— The Sun Daily

PSB will consider fielding candidates in 20 to 40 seats in next state election: Wong
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh said yesterday that his party would consider fielding candidates in 20 to 40 seats in the next state election.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia eyes collaboration with Turkey on “super car”
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) says he plans to promote collaboration with Turkish companies in the production of a ‘super car” in order to further enhance the capability of the nation’s automotive industry.
— The Sun Daily

No contradiction in response to sex allegations – Dr Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has shot down claims of having contradictory stands over sex allegations affecting a past and a current member of his Cabinet.
— The Borneo Post

RM21 million allocation needed to replace SRS equipment
A special allocation of RM21 million is urgently needed for replacement of voluntary patrol scheme (SRS) equipment in over 3,000 Rukun Tetangga areas nationwide, said Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MAHB’s success with ISGIA shows Malaysian firms’ capability: Mahathir
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) success in managing Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA), Turkey’s second biggest airport, shows Malaysian companies’ capability as well as their ability to expand their operations abroad, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Record-breaking ‘Viking Clap’ in Malaysia sees 80,000 fans take part – video
The 83,520 that packed into Kuala Lumpur’s National Stadium for the Malaysian FA Cup final between Perak and Kedah took part in a mass ‘Viking Clap’, which the country’s Football League claims has set a national record.
— The Guardian

How anti-vaxxers endanger everyone’s health
The well-being of Malaysians in general is under threat from the growing numbers of urban and educated people savvy in the use of social media to oppose compulsory vaccinations for children, says a healthcare expert.
— FMT

VM2020 logo emits strong Malaysia vibes, says graphic designer
A Penang-based graphic designer said the new Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) tourism campaign logo, which was unveiled by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on July 22, truly reflected what the nation was all about.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia seeking to manufacture ‘Super Cars’
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pictured the possibility of Malaysia producing “super cars” in order to further enhance the capability of the nation’s automotive industry.
— New Straits Times

Successful children make successful families: Harden
SRI AMAN: Students who excel are contributing towards quality human capital development and are future leaders. Community Wellbeing Assistant Minister Datuk Francis Harden Hollis said these students’ success would also…
— New Sarawak Tribune

PKNS offers multiple discounts at property expo
The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) is offering a 20 per cent discount for its residential properties at the PKNS property expo series 2/2019 taking place at Kompleks PKNS here until August 4.
— Malay Mail

Anti-smoking campaign kicks off in Sabah
Sixty premises including eateries in Sabah have been awarded the ‘Blue Ribbon’ introduced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to recognise and acknowledge people and organisations that helped to raise awareness on the health hazards of tobacco and second-hand smoke.
— The Sun Daily

Calling IGP a liar is immature and irresponsible: Patriot
The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has come out in support of Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador in his handling of the viral sex video controversy.
— The Sun Daily

Maintain July 22 as Sarawak Independence Day, state govt told
State Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo today urged the state government not to amend the gazetted notification of “Sarawak Independence Day” to “Sarawak Day” as suggested by a Sarawak Pakatan (PH) politician.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak police want foreigners with unpaid traffic summonses to pay up
Sarawak police will come up with an appropriate mechanism to find a solution to the staggering number of unpaid traffic summonses involving foreigners, said state Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu.
— The Borneo Post

More thumbs up for lowering of voting age
The lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 years has hit a “sweet spot”.The Malaysia Association Youth Council (MAYC) welcomingly says it clearly shows the government’s confidence in youths to be equally involved in the development of the country.
— The Sun Daily

Patriot: IGP’s reprimand for politicians to stop wasting cops’ time necessary
Patriot president Brig Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji today said that Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s statement that political parties should not conduct their internal disputes publicly.
— Malay Mail

No contradiction in response to sex allegations: Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has dismissed claims that he had taken contradictory stands over cases of sexual improprieties in his two tenures as Prime Minister.
— The Sun Daily

Little Ainul Mardhiah returns to Malaysia after operation to remove rare tumour
After more than two months in London, 11-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin has returned to Malaysia following her successful operation to remove a rare germ cell tumour.
— The Star Online

MEA holds 12MP engagement session with Sarawak govt
Sarawak’s ability to continue to grow its economy due to its large land area and strategic location in Southeast Asia were some of the views heard at an engagement session with the state government held to gather feedback for the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).
— The Sun Daily

The guardians of Malaysian forests need your support
Imagine if strangers trespass and wreck your land, ruining your livelihood, then seize it with impunity.
— Star2.com

Taxidermy workshop set to break record
The Sarawak Museum Department’s ‘Longest Non-Stop Taxidermy Workshop’ programme as the name suggests, is about to set a new record in Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sarawakians need to know state’s financial position: DAP
Sarawak has yet to settle RM350 million of the RM1 billion it owes the federal government.
— The Sun Daily

MSPO certification enables palm oil to fetch higher price
The recognition accorded to the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) by foreign countries will enable the country to sell its palm oil at a higher price.
— The Borneo Post

Calling IGP ‘liar’ is being immature and irresponsible, says Patriot
Patriot president Arshad Raji says the IGP is correct in not making public the findings of a police probe as the investigation papers are now in the custody of the office of the attorney-general.
— FMT News

Children in Sabah no longer seen consuming ‘Ghost Smoke’ candy
Children here have not been consuming the “Ghost Smoke” candy following the recent crackdown by the authorities.
— The Star Online

Queen has great trust in girl guides movement
The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah (pix), is confident that scouting can serve as a platform to shape young girls as leaders and prepare them to boldly champion their rights in the world.
— The Sun Daily

Meet Zarinah Man, Malaysia’s very own ‘Nurse Nightingale’
Zarinah Man, the matron at Tabung Haji’s (TH) Syisyah Medical Centre here, is a “Florence Nightingale” to Malaysian pilgrims in this  holiest city for Muslims this Haj season.
— Malay Mail

Agong hoping to unite Malaysians through sports
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expressed his dream to unite the people through sports, the New Sunday Times reported today.
— Malay Mail

King wants to see a Malaysia in peace and harmony
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has expressed his wish to see a Malaysia where its people live in peace and harmony, The Star reported today.
— Malay Mail

Kit Siang: Will Umno agree to keep Dr M for full term, after calls to reject leaders with DAP ties?
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today called out Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today for contradicting statements he made in regards to Umno rejecting cooperation with leaders who are in “cahoots” with DAP.
— Malay Mail

Ainul Mardhiah brought to HKL upon return to Malaysia
After  two months of intensive health treatment in London, 11-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin has arrived back home,  but was immediately whisked off to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital upon arrival at the KL.
— Malay Mail

KL’s Kikubari to do a Peruvian-Japanese dinner with Tono, the only cevicheria in Asia
KL’s Kikubari will be doing a four-hands Japanese-Peruvian dinner with Singaporean cevicheria Tono on 30 July, featuring the freshest ingredients from Peru and Japan.
— Star2.com

Up to sports commissioner to solve disputes plaguing sports associations: Syed Saddiq
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is leaving it completely to the newly-appointed Sports Commissioner, Dr Wirdawati Mohd Radzi to solve all disputes that have been plaguing several national sports associations of late.
— The Sun Daily

Teen drowns, two friends rescued in outing to waterfalls in Johor
A fun outing with friends after a gratifying durian feast at his grandfather’s orchard turned fatal for a teen who drowned at the Taka Melor waterfalls in Labis, near Segamat todayTwo of his friends who were struggling to keep afloat were saved by the public, believed to be picnickers in the area.
— The Sun Daily

Mayor’s Walk 2019 receives overwhelming response with over 11,000 participants
The Mayor’s Walk 2019 received overwhelming response with over 11,000 people turning up for the event.
— The Borneo Post

WHO says e-cigarettes ‘undoubtedly harmful’
Electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulated, the WHO (World Health Organisation) said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit.
— The Sun Daily

Illegal alcohol, cigs worth RM1.14 mln seized
The Sarawak General Operations Force (GOF) made its largest ever haul of contraband alcohol, cigarettes in a single day worth RM1.14 million during Ops Libas at two separate locations.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Fewer public complaints on crime now, says Lo
There have been fewer public complaints on crime activities in the Padawan district since Supt Aidil Bolhasssan was appointed as the district police chief.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Citizenship committee politicised: Fatimah
The decision by Home Ministry discontinue the Sarawak Special Committee on Citizenship under Article 15A is one that is politicised.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Eighty pct of hybrid orchids in S’pore now extinct
It is a great shame when an item which holds historical or sentimental value is lost due to neglect or other circumstances – and the same goes for heritage.
— New Sarawak Tribune

LKIM: Most fishermen associations do well
More than half of the fishermen’s associations in the country generate an annual income of RM200,000 and above, putting them in the ‘developed’ category, revealed Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) director-general Jamaludin Othman.
— The Borneo Post

Statewide roadshow soon to promote technical, vocational education
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research (MESTR) will hold a statewide roadshow to promote technical and vocational education.
— The Borneo Post

Call for mobile ‘mammogram bus’ to visit Sabah rural areas
The Pink Ribbon Wellness (L) Foundation yesterday called on the Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Ministry to establish a mobile mammogram service for women in rural areas, to help with the early detection of breast cancer.
— The Borneo Post

Residents initiate rabies vaccination drive with SOS, animal clinic (Video)
Several residents at Bampfylde-Crookshank-Rodway Road here are organising an anti-rabies vaccination drive, slated for next month, in collaboration with Save Our Strays (SOS) Kuching and Animal Central Clinic.
— The Borneo Post

Eye on Sarawak’s export hurdles
Cassandra Havelock sits across the table, taking in sips of tea as she regales her problems in exporting Sarawak-made goods overseas.
— The Borneo Post

More than 3,000 students in Pasir Gudang receive psychological support
More than 3,000 students in Pasir Gudang who experienced breathing difficulties and vomiting, believed to be caused by pollution last month, have been receiving psychological and trauma support.
— The Sun Daily

Unity-inspired essay takes Sunway-Oxbridge essay competition top prize
The message of unity conveyed through her essay won a student from Kolej Yayasan Saad in Melaka one of the top prizes in the 2019 Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition.
— Malay Mail

Pensioner loses RM123,500 life savings to scammers
A female pensioner was fleeced of her life savings amounting to RM123,500 within a week, after allegedly being cheated by someone claiming to be a ‘Bank Negara officer’, since April.
— The Sun Daily

Senior citizen loses RM103,950 savings in Macau Scam
His fear of being blacklisted resulted in a senior citizen losing RM103,950 after giving his banking details to a Macau Scam syndicate.
— The Borneo Post

Solicitor General III Hanafiah appointed senior officer at training institute
A circular sighted by FMT shows Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, who is scheduled to retire next year, will take up his new position on Aug 1.
— FMT News

Education vital in shaping youth to meet nation’s aspirations: Aminuddin
Education plays a key role in shaping the young generation to meet the nation’s aspirations and needs, says Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Minister: Honey jackfruit, swiftlet nests under discussion for export to China
The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is holding discussions with China on exporting Malaysia’s honey jackfruit and swiftlet nests following the success of its frozen whole musang king durian and MD2 pineapple.
— Malay Mail

Youth dissatisfied with father, set house on fire in Kluang
A 24-year-old man poured petrol and set fire in front of his father’s house, due to dissatisfaction with his father, but the fire spread and destroyed nine other houses in Jalan Dahlia, Kampung Melayu, near Kluang, early this morning.
— The Sun Daily

 

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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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