Malaysia morning news for July 31

Malaysia morning news for July 31

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia could replace Indonesia as top palm oil supplier to India
Malaysia is set to replace Indonesia as the top palm oil supplier to India in 2019 as New Delhi has been charging lower import tax on refined palm oil shipments from Malaysia, giving Kuala Lumpur an edge over Jakarta, trade officials said.
— New Straits times

Plastic waste disposal firms deny tech will worsen pollution
Plastic waste disposal companies whose technologies are being considered by Putrajaya have rejected Sahabat Alam Malaysia’s (SAM) claims that these will contribute to pollution.
— Malay Mail

106,437 individuals detained, drugs worth RM264.78m seized
The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) detained 106,437 people and seized over 5,000 kg of various drugs worth about RM264.78 million from January to July 25 this year.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia to remove processing fee starting Oct
Low-cost airline AirAsia will remove the processing fee for customers who pay either through online banking and credit card from October onwards. “We (will) still have some charges to drive traffic to cheaper, safer and less fraudless methods.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia installs new king after surprise abdication
Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah crowned as Agong six months after Kelantan ruler stepped down before his term ended.
— The Straits Times

Mahathir pledges loyalty to new King says govt committed to shared prosperity
Shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in designing programmes and policies to make Malaysia a prosperous, dignified and independent nation, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Borneo Post

Islamic digitalisation process committee to be announced before year-end
The formation of a special committee to start the Islamic administration digitalisation process would be announced before the year-end, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.
— Malay Mail

Penang water provider says testing water sourced from Sg Muda after illegal dumpsite found
Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) is initiating a safety test on its raw water sourced from Sungai Muda in Kedah after an abandoned sand mine there was discovered to have been turned into an illegal dump.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Airlines turns to Morgan Stanley in recovery scramble
Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund has hired Morgan Stanley to explore strategic options for Malaysia Airlines, including a potential stake sale, as part of a recovery plan for the country’s struggling flag carrier.
— Aero Times

Singapore DPM: Close cooperation between countries necessary to strengthen regional ties
Despite having areas of differences between Malaysia and Singapore, there is a willingness to discern what areas both countries can work more closely on to improve cooperation, says Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.
— The Borneo Post

Liew: Sabah received more than half a million tourists from China in 2018
Over 500, 000 tourists from China visited Sabah last year, says state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
— The Star Online

Putrajaya to up compensation offer for Kampung Baru land set for redevelopment
The government will make better offers for 89 hectares of Malay agricultural settlement land in Kampung Baru that is currently divided into 879 lots for redevelopment.
— Malay Mail

Special guidelines introduced for durian cultivation at sloping areas
The Malaysian Department of Agriculture has announced 10 special guidelines that allow durian to be cultivated at below 30° slope areas to be sustainable with minimal environmental impact.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia urges EU to recognise MSPO certification
Malaysia has urged the European Union (EU) to accept and recognise the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme as one of the voluntary schemes under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) for the certification of low indirect land use change risk biofuels and bioliquids.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Sim: Citizenship application of Sarawak residents must be state’s prerogative
The Home Ministry’s decision to disband the Sarawak Special Committee on Citizenship is disappointing and discriminatory to the state, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said.
— The Borneo Post

Experts working on integrated natural disaster management SOP for Asean region
A team of Asean experts is currently working on an integrated Standard Operating Procedure for national disaster management and humanitarian aid in the region.
— The Sun Daily

Agong cautions against undermining, destroying harmony
Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, in his maiden address as the newly-installed Yang di-Pertuan Agong, called on the people to refrain from inciting misunderstanding by raising matters.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Marine police intensifying efforts to fight cross-border crimes in Sabah
The Sabah Region 4 Marine Police (PPM) are stepping up efforts to combat cross-border crimes in the state’s waters, including by forging cooperation with their counterparts in the Philippines and Indonesia.
— The Sun Daily

Tiong slams Education Ministry’s intent to introduce Khat or Jawi calligraphy art, calls for ‘substantial educational reform’
Bintulu MP Dato Sri Tiong King Sing urges Pakatan Harapan leaders to carefully examine the weaknesses in the current education system and implement substantial educational reform.
— The Borneo Post

Fatimah: Chong ‘ignorant’ to call for closure of State Special Committee on Citizenships
Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has described Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen as “ignorant” for failing to appreciate the work process of the State Special Committee on Citizenships.
— The Borneo Post

Call for authorities to act against activities threatening Sungai Muda water quality
Authorities in Kedah and Penang must ensure that there are no more illegal dumpsites along Sungai Muda, which serves as the main raw water source for the two states, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Source: Putrajaya set to allow Lynas waste to remain in Malaysia
The federal government will likely drop its requirement for Lynas Corp to repatriate its rare earth processing waste to Australia as a precondition for its licence renewal, according to an official source.
— Malay Mail

Court dismisses suit by NFCorp, Mohamad Salleh against Public Bank
National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp), its executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and three subsidiaries, yesterday failed in their bid to sue Public Bank Berhad for breach of contract to protect their bank account confidentiality.
— The Sun Daily

New structure for education sector to be introduced in stages from June 1
The Education Ministry is in the midst of implementing a new organisation structure for the education sector in stages, beginning June 1, said Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Kedah govt seizes illegal dump site
The Kedah government has seized the illegal dumpsite in Kampung Kemumbong, Sidam Kiri, near Sungai Petani which was highlighted in media reports.
— The Sun Daily

Maszlee: New curriculum to meet needs of Industrial Revolution 4.0
The academic curriculum must be in tune with the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said.
— Malay Mail

Cash will flow into Umno coffers before next GE, says Zahid
The Umno president says there are a lot of party sympathisers but they are not coming forward yet.
— FMT News

‘Ghost smoke’ candies seized in Penang
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry in Penang seized 14 packets of the so-called ghost smoke candy in an operation in Bukit Tengah near here Monday (July 29).
— The Star Online

S’wak muaythai youngster wins World C’ships silver
Muaythai fighter Mohammad Rifdean Masdor is a positive youngster. To him winning a silver medal at the recent World Muaythai Championships in Thailand is a prelude to “more good things to come.”
— The Borneo Post

Court sides with undocumented Indonesian domestic worker over unpaid wages
An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant rights groups said would help protect human trafficking survivors.
— Malay Mail

Gillian strikes first gold for Sarawak
Sarawak made a roaring start to the 32nd Malaysian Interstates Bowling Championships at Sunway Megalanes, Sunway Pyramid in Selangor on Monday when they captured one gold and three silvers medals.
— The Borneo Post

Eight more Africans picked up in assault-on-cops case
Eight more Africans have been detained in connection with the attack on a police raiding team at an apartment in Damansara Perdana last week, bringing the total of those arrested to 18.
— The Star Online

IGP’s assurance long overdue, says Kit Siang
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s (pix) assurance that police are doubling efforts to find Indira Gandhi’s daughter is long overdue, Lim Kit Siang said today.
— The Sun Daily

Many lobbying to become next Kuching City South mayor, councillor reveals
A Kuching City South Council (MBKS) councillor has revealed that there is intense lobbying for the mayor’s post with the term of the current mayor, Dato James Chan, expiring on Aug 31.
— The Borneo Post

Pilgrims’ practice of cleanliness makes Malaysia an exemplary country
Malaysian haj pilgrims have been asked to preserve the culture of cleanliness practised by those who were here before them so that Malaysia will continue to be respected and emulated by pilgrims from other countries.
— The Sun Daily

Study on amendment of Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 at final stage
The study to amend and enhance the Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 is in the final stage.
— The Sun Daily

Number of parents who use screening apps to regulate children’s internet use very low
The number of parents who use screening apps to regulate Internet use among children remains low, exposing children to a variety of content that is not appropriate for their age.
— The Sun Daily

Industrial trainee feared to have fallen off ship
A 20-year-old student undergoing industrial training with a shipping company is feared to have fallen off a ship while on duty in the Straits of Malacca.
— The Sun Daily

Be humble and don’t forget your roots: Pahang Regent opens up on father’s advice, upbringing
“Be like the padi, the heavier it grows the lower it bows, and don’t forget yourself,” this was among the messages instilled in the Acting Sultan of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah who is now.
— Malay Mail

RM50,000 cigarettes seized, man offering bribe among trio held
A 44-year-old man was arrested for trying to bribe General Operations Force (GOF) Battalion 14 personnel with RM2,000 in a bid to secure the release of the driver and assistant of a lorry, which was found to be laden with RM50,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes at a road check-point (RCP) in Kalabakan yesterday morning.
— The Borneo Post

PBS: Investigate political parties involved in issuing ICs to illegals
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) yesterday called on the police to investigate possible involvement on any political parties in the illegal issuance of identification documents to foreigners. .
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak DCM tells Zuraida to get facts right, insists village headmen paid regularly
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah today said Local Government and Housing Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin should get her facts right before accusing the state government of not paying the monthly allowances for village.
— Malay Mail

Umno rep demands apology from Selangor MB, minister and SPAN for failing to prevent diesel spill
Umno Kuala Selangor division chief Datuk Noorazley Yahya wants Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A.
— Malay Mail

Police detain ‘Datuk’ for allegedly molesting three women during job interviews
The police have arrested a Datuk here for allegedly molesting three women during job interviews at his Jalan Sultan Nazrin Shah office.
— The Star Online

No agreement to split seats 50-50, say Umno and PAS
There is no agreement within the Umno-PAS pact about the allocation of seats during polls, say Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, the secretaries-general of Umno and PAS respectively.
— The Star Online

Ghost smoke candies seized in Penang
The office of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry in Penang seized 14 packets of vape-like “Ghost Smoke Cool Fruit Powder” candies in an operation in Bukit Tengah near here yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

13-year-old among 17 held in anti-drug ops in Kuching
A 13-year-old was among 17 individuals detained by the Sarawak branch of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) in an operation dubbed ‘Ops Perdana’ conducted last week to combat drug abuse.
— The Sun Daily

Newly-installed King cautions against undermining, destroying harmony (Updated)
Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, in his maiden address as the newly-installed Yang di-Pertuan Agong, called on the people to refrain from inciting misunderstanding by raising matters than can undermine and destroy harmony in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Hadi repeats backing for Dr M to stay but denies on same page with Azmin
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang reiterated today his support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to serve out a complete term as the prime minister today.
— Malay Mail

Turning point for E&E industry, says Ong
“We have a unique window of opportunity to spur the growth of the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) Industry in Malaysia for decades to come,” Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Astro gives pupils of two Sabah schools new books, stationery
Pupils from two schools here – SK Magandai in Kota Marudu and SK Malinsau in Ranau – have received revision books, thanks to Astro.
— The Star Online

US bill aims to protect athletes after Nassar sex-abuse scandal
The bill gives Congress authority to dissolve the board of the US Olympic Committee and decertify national governing bodies if they fail to protect athletes.
— FMT News


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