Malaysia morning news for July 30

Malaysia morning news for July 30

Malaysia morning news

MIER: Local company to invest RM5b in electric vehicle project
Plan are afoot to set up an electric vehicle smart manufacturing plant on a 161.87-hectare site at the Enstek Industrial Park in Negeri Sembilan with an investment of RM5bil.
— The Star Online

RM1.13bil transferred to Najib’s accounts between 2011 and 2013, court told
An ex-banker who handled Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts at AmBank told the High Court here Monday (July 29) that RM1.13bil was transferred into the former premier’s accounts between 2011 and 2013.
— The Star Online

MIER revises 2019 GDP growth forecast upward to 4.6pc
The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has revised upward its 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for Malaysia to 4.6 per cent from 4.5 per cent, due to changes in its forecast model.
— Malay Mail

Singapore and Malaysia can still work closely despite recent differences, says DPM Heng
These areas include promoting ASEAN to ensure the region’s peace and stability, economic development and having stronger ties between both peoples.
— Channel NewsAsia

MAHB: Airlines in Penang International Airport need to do their part
Airlines operating at Penang International Airport (PEN) should do their part by ensuring enough airline staff are on the ground to facilitate the check-in process, said Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB).
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s Mahathir has no interest in building a dynasty
The name Mukhriz Mahathir – son of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – is in the news once again, mostly by virtue of being the only child in the family to enter into politics.
— Lowy Institute

Malaysia set to withdraw demand over export of Lynas’ rare earth waste
Malaysia will likely withdraw a demand for the controversial but highly strategic Lynas rare earth plant to export half a million tonnes of feared radioactive waste as a condition for renewing its licence, and instead direct it to build a permanent disposal facility (PDF) at the Australian miner’s cost.
— The Straits Times

Agriculture Ministry: No more import of red chillies from Vietnam allowed this year
There will be no more import of red chillies from Vietnam permitted until the end of this year, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Sim Tze Tzin.
— Malay Mail

Fong denies being part of a ‘conspiracy to defraud over a RM285 mln court judgment’
State legal counsel Dato Sri JC Fong has denied an allegation made in an article that was published in Sarawak Report that he was part of a “conspiracy to defraud over a RM285 million court judgement”.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia hopes China, US can find solutions to end trade conflict
In the spirit of cooperation and friendship, Malaysia wants to see its top trade partner, China, working together with the United States (US) to find amicable solutions to end the trade conflict, said the Ministry of.
— Malay Mail

Fingo launches social e-commerce platform in Malaysia
Fingo (M) Sdn Bhd today launched Fingo, an innovative e-commerce platform that incorporates social e-commerce business models in Malaysia.
— New Sarawak Tribune

S’gor gov’t in strong financial position: Amirudin
The Selangor government is in a healthy financial position, recording reserves totalling RM2.38 billion in the first six months of the year, the state assembly was told today.
— The Sun Daily

SRC Trial: Witness testifies how Jho Low was liaison between Najib and AmBank despite Nik Faisal being mandated trustee
A witness in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd trial today testified how she was under the impression that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho was the main man controlling the flow of cash in and.
— Malay Mail

Petronas, Japan’s JXTG may buy stake in India’s Bina oil refinery
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and a consortium led by Japan’s JXTG Holdings Inc are among the companies interested in buying a stake in India’s Bina oil refinery, a source close to the matter said.
— The Star Online

Dzulkefly: Govt conducts study on financing system to improve healthcare services
The Ministry of Health is conducting a detailed study on a proposed health financing system for the purpose of improving healthcare services in the country.
— Malay Mail

Gobind says 5G implementation expected by the first quarter of 2020
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is expecting to roll out the 5G network implementation as early as the first quarter of 2020.
— Malay Mail

Tenaga gets board nod for internal revamp of power generation, retail businesses
Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) board has approved the proposed internal revamp which involves the transfer of its domestic power generation and electricity retail businesses to two new units.
— The Star Online

Miti initiates anti-dumping probe on FCB products from Indonesia
The government has decided to initiate a preliminary investigation on imports of cellulose fibre reinforced cement flat and pattern sheets or fibre cement board (FCB) from Indonesia following a petition from a domestic producer, UAC Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Aug 29: Case management of govt’s forfeiture applications against Hasan Malek, Umno, Wanita MCA
The High Court here today set Aug 29 for case management of the government’s forfeiture applications against former Kuala Pilah Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Hasan Malek and three entities to recover monies linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.
— The Sun Daily

Bank Rakyat to reduce reliance on personal financing via BR25
Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Rakyat) aims to reduce its reliance on personal financing segment to 70% by 2025 from the current 89% to improve its profitability.
— The Sun Daily

Najib admitted RM42 mln from SRC entered his accounts: Lawyer
A lawyer told the High Court here today that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a defamation suit against former Transport Minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik admitted.
— New Sarawak Tribune

No more import of red chillies from Vietnam allowed this year: MOA
There will be no more import of red chillies from Vietnam permitted until the end of this year, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Sim Tze Tzin.
— The Sun Daily

Applications to be open for loan scheme for oil palm replanting
Independent smallholders seeking to carry out oil palm replanting activities can apply for two soft loan schemes starting from Aug 15.
— The Borneo Post

Ali Biju to lead special committee to improve policies involving longhouses in Sarawak
The Ministry of Local Government and Housing is setting up a special committee to improve the policies involving longhouses in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia at ‘breaking point’ of drug war, IGP says after cops now regularly among addicts
The drug epidemic is reaching critical levels in Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said when disclosing that policemen were arrested “every week” for consuming narcotics.
— Malay Mail

Group urges Penang not to choose incinerator for waste disposal
Penang should strive for zero-waste policies rather than contemplate building an incinerator to reduce the burden at local landfills, the Penang Consumers Association (CAP) said today.
— Malay Mail

Bersatu S’wak: State leadership to be established once ROS approves registration of 12 divisions
Parti Pribumi Bersatu (Bersatu) Sarawak hopes to establish its state leadership once the Registrar of Societies (ROS) approves the registration of the 12 divisions that it applied for, said Bersatu Sarawak interim secretary Jaziri Alkaf Suffian.
— The Borneo Post

Demand for Malaysian palm oil has gone up, Senate told
Sales to the US, China, EU and India all up in the first half of the year, says deputy minister.
— FMT News

Ringgit closes lower, all eyes on FOMC meeting
The ringgit closed lower today as jittery investors are closely watching the two-day US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled to kick start on July 30.
— The Sun Daily

Court dismisses NFC suit against Public Bank over leakage of accounts
National Feedlot Corporation and subsidiary companies had accused the bank of breaching confidentiality.
— FMT News

Selangor approved 255 rumah Selangorku projects as of June
The Selangor government has approved 255 Rumah Selangorku projects between January and June 30 this year.
— The Sun Daily

JPMorgan, UBS among banks facing US$1 billion forex-rigging suit
The lawsuit centres on collusion on foreign-exchange trading strategies, for which the European Commission fined five banks a total of 1.07 billion euros.
— FMT News

Selangor govt will not close down plastics factories, says state Environment chief
The Selangor government has no intention of closing down plastics factories in the state even though it has conducted a plastic-bag-free campaign for 10 years.
— Malay Mail

Service fund contract for stage bus operators extended to two years
A total of 52 stage bus operators will be given a two-year contract for the Interim Stage Bus Service Fund (ISBSF) to provide quality services in more than 350 routes covered by them in peninsular Malaysia, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Sabah STAR sets up youth wing for those aged between 16 and 23
Opposition Sabah STAR has set up a youth wing to cater to those aged between 16 and 23 following the government’s decision to lower the voting age to 18.
— The Star Online

Federal gov’t gives RM3.6m for renovation of Sarawak police HQ
The federal government has allocated RM3.6 million for the ongoing renovation of the police quarters at the Sarawak Police Contingent Headquarters Complex in Jalan Badruddin here.
— The Sun Daily

Jho Low referred US dollar as ‘pie’ and ringgit as ‘satay’, says witness
A former AmBank relationship manager told the High Court here Monday (July 29) that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, referred to the US dollar and ringgit as “pie” and “satay” in transactions involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts.
— The Star Online

RM3.6 mln for S’wak Police HQ quarters repairs
The federal government has allocated RM3.6 million for the ongoing renovation of the police quarters at the Sarawak Police Contingent Headquarters Complex in Jalan Badruddin here.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Resolutions on directors’ fees rejected due FGV’s poor performance
The decision to reject three resolutions pertaining to payment of fees and benefits to directors of FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) was made following the company’s poor performance having incurred RM1.08 billion in losses last.
— Malay Mail

Prosecution applies to transfer ex-deputy PM’s case to KL
The prosecution’s request to transfer Datuk Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s pending trial here for 33 charges to Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court has been fixed for hearing on Aug 14.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sabah cops cripple syndicate offering birth certs, MyKad using false details
Sabah police have crippled a syndicate allegedly offering to help people apply for birth certificates and MyKad using false personal details in Semporna.
— The Star Online

Need for closer federal-Sarawak gov’t cooperation: Muhyiddin
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg where they discussed ways to forge closer cooperation between.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Get your youthful dance kicks on with this British-Malaysian collaboration
An artistic portrayal of human intricacies – that’s what the audience can expect when Kenny Shim & Collective and British-based Mobius Dance present their dance works this weekend at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) in Petaling Jaya.
— Star2.com

Police report made over defamatory statement attributed to Mujahid
A police report was made today against a Perak state assemblyman and the Facebook account using the name MyNewsHub for uploading an allegedly defamatory statement attributed to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MAF suspends search for two missing soldiers
The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) has suspended the search for two Sarawakian soldiers who went missing while on duty in Pulau Perak, Kedah, on July 19.
— The Sun Daily

MPB to continue purchasing pepper from farmers from Aug 8
The Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) will continue to purchase pepper from farmers from Aug 8. Its chairman Larry Sng said they announced a temporary suspension of purchase on July 26 but some farmers might have missed the announcement and hence still dropping by to sell their pepper.
— The Borneo Post

No compromise, says Muhyiddin as 18 foreigners nabbed for assaulting cops
Eighteen African individuals have been arrested following an attack on police personnel who were on duty last Thursday, as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) vowed to show no compromise.
— The Sun Daily

IGP: Developed for autistic suspects but new procedures applicable to other mental conditions
The police’s new standard operating procedures (SOP) for handling suspects with autism will also be used for those with other forms of mental disorders, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said today.
— Malay Mail

Endangered Malaysian elephant killed on highway
An elephant died after being hit by a truck on a Malaysian highway, police said today, the latest of the endangered creatures to be killed as their habitats are destroyed.
— Malay Mail

Draft electoral rolls for second quarter of 2019 for display from Wednesday
The Election Commission (EC) will display the 2019 Second Quarter Draft Supplementary Electoral Rolls (RDPT Q2/2019) at 957 locations nationwide from Wednesday to Aug 13.
— The Sun Daily

Water disruption in Seberang Perai Selatan for 12 hours on Aug 2
About 40,000 consumers in Seberang Perai Selatan will experience water supply disruption for 12 hours from 10pm on August 2, according to the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP).
— Malay Mail

Muhyiddin: Special task force to solve citizenship issues, special committee no longer needed
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has clarified that his ministry will continue to give priority to citizenship issues, including those under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution.
— The Borneo Post

Tun M must remain as PM to ensure stability, says Azmin
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) has backed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to see out his full term as the country’s prime minister, to ensure stability.
— The Sun Daily

SRC trial witness: Najib admitted RM42m in SRC funds entered his account in affidavit
Datuk Seri Najib Razak previously submitted an affidavit for a 2018 defamation suit that confirmed RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd had entered his bank accounts without his knowledge, the High Court.
— Malay Mail

Housewife loses RM3,000 to parcel scam
A housewife lost RM3,000 to a parcel scam after she was tricked by a social media friend who was said to deliver ‘a gift parcel and a dollar prize’ to her.
— The Borneo Post

Move forward, move on from recent tensions affecting party, Anwar tells PKR Sarawak leaders
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders in Sarawak have been told by party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to move forward and move on from the recent tensions affecting the party.
— The Borneo Post

PH presidential council to discuss seats distribution for Sarawak polls
PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin says the number of seats for his party will be decided by the council.
— FMT News

Police launch hotline for feedback, tip-offs on drug-related crime
The Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) has launched a mobile hotline number to get feedback and tip-offs from the public.
— The Star Online

No such thing as Orang Asli ancestral land in Perak, says MB
The Perak government has maintained that there is no such thing as Orang Asli “tanah adat” or ancestral land in the state.
— The Star Online

IGP raises alarm on drug abuse
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador has sounded the alarm bells on drug abuse in the country, saying the number of cases has doubled and even policemen are getting caught taking drugs.
— The Sun Daily

Bursa Malaysia ends lower on cautious sentiment
Shares on Bursa Malaysia extended the earlier downtrend to close lower today as investors’ risk appetite was weighed down by cautious market sentiment, dealers said.
— The Sun Daily

Titijaya launches Seiring Residensi serviced apartments
Titijaya Land Bhd has launched serviced apartments named Seiring Residensi in its Damaisuria township project located in Bukit Subang, Shah Alam.
— The Sun Daily

Ex-Zalora CEO’s robo-advisor startup StashAway raises US$12M for APAC expansion
StashAway is a digital wealth management platform that delivers automated, personalised portfolio management to each client’s individual portfolios StashAway, a robo-advisor for both retail and accredited investors, has completed a US$12 million Series B round of funding led by Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity.
— e27

SimplySiti eyes listing status
SimplySiti Sdn Bhd is eyeing opportunities to be listed on Bursa Malaysia to support its aspiration to be a global brand.
— The Sun Daily

Kok’s defamation suit against JMM president settled
The defamation suit filed by Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim against Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah is resolved amicably at the High Court here today.
— The Sun Daily

New electric vehicle plant coming in Negeri Sembilan
However, MIER says it is up to the prime minister to decide if it will be part of the third national car project.
— FMT News

Clean Prangin Canal with fishes swimming in it is real, Penang agencies insist
The restored Prangin Canal now teeming with fishes is the original waterway and not an installed pond as alleged on social media, Penang Development Corporation (PDC) and George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) said.
— Malay Mail

Search for two missing S’wakian soldiers temporarily suspended
The search for two Sarawakian soldiers who went missing while on duty in Pulau Perak, Kedah on July 19 has been temporarily suspended.
— The Borneo Post

Rengit Capital takeover offer for Leweko not fair but reasonable
Rengit Capital Sdn Bhd’s takeover offer for Leweko Resources Bhd at 18 sen a share is not fair but reasonable, independent adviser UOB Kay Hian Securities (M) Sdn Bhd said on Monday.
— The Star Online

Probed for snubbing Agong’s coronation holiday, printing firm now says will give staff day off
Gan Seng Printing (M) Sdn Bhd will comply with the compulsory public holiday for the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong tomorrow after previously telling employees it was not observing additional holidays.
— Malay Mail

Federal govt to set up security post at Telok Melano in Lundu
The federal government has agreed to set up a security post at Telok Melano in Lundu.
— The Borneo Post

Credit Suisse Group emerges substantial shareholder in Vsolar
Credit Suisse Group AG has emerged as a subtantial shareholder in loss-making Vsolar Group Bhd with a 5.08% stake.
— The Star Online

GPS better than DAP, says PAS man after ‘unholy union’ jibe
PAS Sarawak information chief Zharudin Narudi says unlike GPS, the DAP and Pakatan Harapan have not met the expectations of Sarawakians.
— FMT News

Kok accepts JMM chief’s apology over Seafield temple remark, settles defamation suit
Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah will apologise to Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok as part of their settlement of the defamation lawsuit she filed against him.
— Malay Mail

Grand-Flo gets takeover offer at 26c each
IT-related company Grand-Flo Bhd received a take-over offer from YBG Yap Consolidated Bhd after the latter bought a 53.32% stake or 250.81 million shares on Monday.
— The Star Online

Ryanair expects average fares to fall 6% in key summer season
Ryanair Holdings Plc on Monday warned fares would fall by 6% in its key summer season this year, in part due to overcapacity in Germany and Brexit fears in the United Kingdom, but kept its profit target for the year.
— The Sun Daily

Reform efforts will come to nought if PH loses GE15: Kit Siang
Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) efforts to reform the nation will come to nought if it loses the 15th General Election (GE15), said Lim Kit Siang.
— The Sun Daily

It’s okay for Umno reps not to submit asset declarations to Speaker, says Perak MB
It is alright for Umno assemblymen not to submit their asset declarations to the Perak state assembly Speaker, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
— The Star Online

Heatstroke not to be taken lightly
Heatstroke should not be taken lightly as it can be fatal, cautioned a medical specialist.
— The Sun Daily

Injured Lacazette hopes to make Arsenal’s Premier League opener
Arsenal wrap up their pre-season preparations with a clash against Barcelona on Sunday.
— FMT News

Youth found burnt to death in worker’s cabin
A teenager was found burnt to death in a worker’s cabin at a construction site in Jalan Kuala Kubu heading towards Rasa town here early today.
— The Sun Daily

When tragedy strikes, having a succession plan helps businesses to rise above the grief
It is said that in life, nothing is certain except death and taxes. While there has been much emphasis given to taxes by businesses, the same cannot be said about death.
— The Sun Daily

 

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