Malaysia morning news for July 9

Malaysia morning news for July 9

Malaysia morning newsExplosive evidence but Najib is presumed innocent
Explosive evidence has come to light in the SRC International trial but fallen Prime Minister Najib Razak remains innocent until proven guilty.
— The Independent

Only 40% of companies are owned by Malays and other Bumiputeras
40% of almost one million companies registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), are owned by Malay and other Bumiputera entrepreneurs. Announcing this during the parliamentary session today, Entrepreneur Development Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli said this showed the involvement of Malays and other Bumiputeras in.
— The Sun Daily

Chinese companies invest in 422 projects in Malaysia
Chinese companies invested in 422 projects in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia as of end-2018 and with about 73,000 jobs also created since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was introduced.China’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian said the Chinese foreign direct investments in manufacturing in Malaysia had grown more than four times in.
— The Sun Daily

With funding from palm oil and schools, Indonesia’s terror group Jemaah Islamiah set for resurgence in Malaysia, Singapore
Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the South-east Asian terror network once associated with al-Qaeda that was behind the 2002 Bali bombings, is back and poses a renewed threat in the region.
–Malay Mail

Loan approvals in May soar 13% after OPR cut
Bank Negara’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13 per cent in May compared with the previous month, Dewan Rakyat told today.
— The Star Online

MIA proposes IR 4.0 initiatives for services sector
The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) has proposed for the country’s services sector to have a national initiative on the Fourth Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) to drive digital transformation among the segment.Chief executive officer Dr Nurmazilah Mahzan said a proposal was submitted to the International Trade and Industry Ministry.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak does not owe Putrajaya RM2.375 billion
The Finance Ministry (MoF) has got it wrong when it said the Sarawak government owed the federal government RM2.375 billion, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Papar dam a long term fix to projected water supply woes: Peter
The state government’s decision to proceed with the Papar Dam project is based on the need for long term solution to a projected water shortage problem in this district, Kota Kinabalu and Penampang in five years time.
— The Sun Daily

Shelled Musang King durians from Malaysia available at Pagoda soon
Following the approval of imports of Malaysian shelled frozen durian into China on May 30, various major e-commerce companies, fresh platforms, and wholesalers in China are actively discussing importing the shelled musang king durian. The first batch of high-quality shelled musang king durians purchased by Pagoda from Malaysia is arriving soon.
— Fresh Plaza

SWCorp opens 26 investigation papers for offences on solid waste dumping in Johor
The Johor Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) has opened 26 investigation papers against irresponsible quarters for illegal dumping of their solid waste since 2018.Its director, Cairul Hisham Jalaluddin said so far, 12 companies had been charged, including three today.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar sings about ‘reformasi’ while Najib sings love songs
Most of the time politicians, are serious and they mean business. However there are times when a more casual side of them appears and we are caught by surprise.
— The Independent

Penang Gerakan claims Putrajaya treating state like stepchild
Penang Gerakan accused the federal government today of “abandoning” the state by not allocating funds for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).
— Malay Mail

START Mongolia merges with StartupJohor to form a united brand START
START Mongolia and StartupJohor, the ecosystem developers in their respective regions, have merged together to form a unified brand​.
— e27

Immigration D-G: Detainees not treated inhumanely, not fed bad food
The Immigration Department has refuted allegations that detainees were placed in inhumane conditions and fed with “stale and burnt food good for swines”.
— The Star Online

Don’t take digital economy vision lightly, Sarawak CM tells critics
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today urged critics not to take lightly of his vision to bring Sarawak towards digital economy. Abang Johari said with the right strategies and support from the whole.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak can be on par with developed countries in digital journey – Abang Jo
Sarawak cannot afford to be left behind in terms of digital technology adoption and digital economic growth which can very well benefit the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Sun Daily

SRC Trial: Ex-MoF man says repeatedly told to rush guarantee for RM2b loan, Najib was source of pressure
A former Finance Ministry officer told the High Court today that orders came repeatedly from Datuk Seri Najib Razak to expedite a federal guarantee of SRC International’s Sdn Bhd’s first RM2 billion loan in 2014.
— Malay Mail

Loan approvals in May soar 13% after OPR cut: MOF
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13% in May compared with the previous month, Dewan Rakyat told today.Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (pix) said April’s loan approvals, a month before the OPR cut, recorded a decrease by 1% compared.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry budgets RM2m for cervical screening using HPV in KL, Kedah, Kelantan
The Health Ministry is allocating RM2 million for phase one of its cervical cancer screening using HPV methods to be launched this month, Dr Lee Boon Chye told Parliament today.
— Malay Mail

Ministry preparing working paper on local government elections
The Housing and Local Government Ministry is preparing a working paper on the proposal to restore local government elections to be presented to the Cabinet by the end of 2019.Deputy Minister, Senator Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah (pix), told the Dewan Rakyat that his ministry had conducted three workshops on the feasibility of the.
— The Sun Daily

Consider women for Sabah’s proposed new state seats, says Upko
Upko Wanita chief Juliana Jali says the party has a number of qualified women leaders who are unable to contest in elections because of limited seats.
— FMT News

Sungai Rambai rep to face allocation misappropriation charge tomorrow: Latheefa
Sungai Rambai state assemblyman Datuk Hasan Abd Rahman is to be charged in the Ayer Keroh Sessions Court tomorrow over misappropriation of allocation for the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) programme, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said today.
— The Sun Daily

Mujahid: Govt still studying RUU355 and other amendments related to Syariah Court’s powers
The Government is taking a detailed look at proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (also known as RUU355) and other relevant laws before deciding if these should be amended.
— The Star Online

31 world’s top universities-bound students receive Mara study loan offer letters
Thirty-one World’s Top Universities-bound students received Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) study loan offer letters from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here today.
— The Borneo Post

Wan Azizah begins four-day China visit
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a four-day official visit to China.She was met on arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport by the Malaysian embassy’s charge d’affaires, Nuryante Mohd Yazid.
— The Sun Daily

Putrajaya not seeking more say on land rights, says minister
The water, land and natural resources minister says the government is mulling an SOP instead that will safeguard the interests of the states as well as the public.
— FMT News

Zahid: Umno will never cooperate with Bersatu, as long as DAP rules govt
Umno and Barisan Nasional will never cooperate with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), if DAP continues to rule the government.
— The Star Online

SRC, Gandingan Mentari did not lodge report over losses: Suboh
Former non-executive director of SRC International Sdn Bhd Datuk Suboh Md Yassin told the High Court here today that neither SRC International Sdn Bhd nor its subsidiary Gandingan Mentari had lodged a report about funds being stolen from the companies’ accounts.
— The Sun Daily

Witness: SRC International got PM’s special attention, desperately needed funding
SRC International Sdn Bhd received special attention from then prime minister and was in desperate need for funding when two government guarantees were granted to the company between 2011 and 2012, the High Court was told.
— Malay Mail

KK City Hall to probe viral posts of tourists letting kids pee, defecate at malls
Kota Kinabalu City Hall will investigate incidents of tourists letting their children pee and defecate at public spaces inside and outside malls, following Facebook posts shared by social media users.
— The Star Online

Rapid Bus to operate all Go KL free bus routes
All six Go KL free city bus routes are now being operated by Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Prasarana).The move came after Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) awarded a one-year contract to Rapid Bus, operator of the Rapid KL bus service effective July 1.
— The Sun Daily

Bill to raise Sabah assembly seats from 60 to 73 listed on Dewan Rakyat Order Paper
Putrajaya is expected to table a Bill increasing the number of state seats in Sabah by 13 in the current Dewan Rakyat sitting. The Bill was listed as item five in the House Order Paper, which announced Prime Minister Tun Dr.
— Malay Mail

Minimal impact on Tenaga from retail market reforms
UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research expects minimal impact on Tenaga Nasional Bhd if the government liberalises the electricity retail sector.
— The Star Online

Foreign funds net buyers on Bursa for third week
Foreign investors continued to acquire local stocks for a third consecutive week with a net of RM230.2 million last week, according to MIDF Research.The week started on the right foot as international funds bought RM144.
— The Sun Daily

Fish bombing cases rare, says minister
Cases of fish bombing, which claimed the lives of three divers last Friday, are rare occurrence in the country, claims Agriculture and Agro-Based Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub (pix). This is despite several dive masters and instructors claiming the practice, which uses explosives to stun or kill fish for easy collection, to be rampant in the waters of Sabah.
— The Sun Daily

IRB records 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah told the Dewan Rakyat here today that the PKPS which began on November 3 last year and ends on.
— The Borneo Post

HL Cement extends closing date for Tasek offer to July 22
HL Cement (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has extended its takeover offer for the remaining Tasek Corporation Bhd shares from 5pm on Tuesday to July 22.
— The Star Online

Parliament sitting continues, entrepreneurship among issues debated
Entrepreneurship is one the issues debated by Members of Parliament in the second session of the Dewan Rakyat, which continues for the second week, today. Based on the Dewan Rakyat order papers, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN-Pontian) asked Entrepreneur Development Minister on why there were less Malay and Bumiputera entrepreneurs and steps.
— The Borneo Post

No critical allowance for Bomba this year
Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) personnel will not receive the monthly critical allowance of RM200 this year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said there were several procedures that needed to be looked at including the country’s financial position.
— The Borneo Post

July 31 for decision on UPNM naval cadet’s murder
The High Court today set July 31 to decide on the fate of 19 National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM) students who were charged with murdering and injuring their varsity mate, cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain.Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah fixed the date after hearing submissions from both parties.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Bill to abolish Anti-Fake News Act can only be retabled after mid August
The government can only retable a Bill to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 after mid August, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Star Online

Hannah Yeoh: Studies needed on link between child neglect and juvenile crime
Research is lacking on possible causality between parental neglect of children and the rising incidence of juvenile crimes, Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh said today.
— Malay Mail

Lung Ambition Alliance to double 5-year lung cancer survival by 2025
Lung Ambition Alliance aims to double five-year survival for patients with lung cancer by 2025, as well as eliminate lung cancer as a cause of death. The partnership involves the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Guardant Health, the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) and AstraZeneca.
— The Sun Daily

Penang Gerakan claims Putrajaya treating state like stepchild
Penang Gerakan accused the federal government today of “abandoning” the state by not allocating funds for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). Penang Gerakan chairman Oh Tong Keong claimed it was obvious Penang’s.
— Malay Mail

Court sets Aug 19 mention of Lokman Adam’s case for hurting UM student
The Magistrate’s Court here today set August 19 for mention of a case involving Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam and three others, including Petaling Jaya Umno chief Abdul Mutalif Abdul Rahim, who are.
— Malay Mail

Chin Tong’s ‘communist uniform’ defamation suit against JMM head may be settled out of court
Deputy Defence Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong and Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah are exploring the possibility of an out of court settlement in the suit over the publication of two articles.
— Malay Mail

Quick take: Tenaga rebounds, minimal impact from retail reforms
Shares of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) rebounded on Monday as analysts viewed that retail market reforms, if any, would have minimal impact on the power giant.
— The Star Online

Sorry, no critical allowance for you this year, Zuraida tells Bomba
Malaysian firefighters will not receive the RM200 critical allowance promised last year, the housing and local government minister said today. Zuraida Kamaruddin explained that there were certain procedures that needed to be looked.
— Malay Mail

Deputy minister: Post-mortem on Kuala Koh Orang Asli foiled by decomposition
Authorities were unable to confirm the cause of 12 Orang Asli deaths at Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, Kelantan, as their remains have been reduced to bones, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said today.
— Malay Mail

Former SRC International CEO’s signature could be ‘cut-and-pasted’, ex-director says in Najib trial
The signatures of former SRC International chief executive Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil on banking instructions between 2014 and 2015 may have been forged, the High Court heard today.
— Malay Mail

Sultan Nazrin opens Perak Fire & Rescue Dept HQ (Updated)
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, today officially opened the headquarters of the Perak Fire & Rescue Department in Meru here.The Raja Permaisuri of Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim; Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa; Raja Puan Besar of Perak, Raja Nazhatul Shima Sultan Idris A’fifullah Shah and Raja DiHilir of Perak, Raja Iskandar.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M’s call for ‘Malay unity’ makes sense, says Mat Sabu
But the Amanah president says it is up to Malay-based parties whether to join PPBM or not.
— FMT News

Ex-director says SRC International not ‘normal’ company after Najib made adviser emeritus
SRC International Sdn Bhd stopped being run like a “normal” company after its Memorandum and Articles of Association was changed in April 2012 to make Datuk Seri Najib Razak its “adviser emeritus”, former director.
— Malay Mail

Working paper on local authority elections ready by year-end – Raja Kamarul Bahrin
The Ministry of Housing and Local Government is in the midst of preparing a working paper on the local authority elections to be tabled to the Cabinet by the end of this year.
— The Borneo Post

Against three-island reclamation, Penang and Perak fishermen plan march to Parliament
With members numbering in the thousands, fishermen from Penang and Perak together with local environmental groups announced today their plan to march to Parliament Thursday to demand the cancellation of the proposed Penang.
— Malay Mail

Childhood obesity a growing health crisis in Malaysia
Farhan (not his real name) was taken to a private hospital by his parents to seek treatment for an infection on his right leg.For any healthy 12-year-old, medications and aftercare service would suffice to get them on their feet again.However, Farhan was far from healthy.
— The Sun Daily

Court rejects another postponement, Najib’s 1MDB trial to commence Aug 19
The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is facing 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) funds, will commence on Aug 19 as fixed earlier. This follows High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah’s decision to dismiss Attorney-General.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah will continue to cooperate with Petronas
Sabah and Petronas will continue to cooperate in oil well exploration and expanding the oil and gas (O&G) upstream and downstream industry, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Bursa Malaysia opens lower, tracking wall street’s Friday performance
Bursa Malaysia opened lower today, tracking Wall Street’s subdued closing last Friday.At 9.07am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 5.16 points to 1,677.37 from Friday’s close of 1,682.53.At the opening, the index went down 2.88 points to 1,679.65.
— The Sun Daily

London-based Malaysian theatre actor making strides in musicals abroad
Malaysian Zheng Xi Yong is making strides in musical theatre overseas … and here at home too. He is set to appear in the ‘Don’t Let Usman Awang Know’ show in KL this week.
— Star2.com

Sharing wealth with S’wakians first move after taking office – Sedar president
Parti Sedar Rakyat Sarawak (Sedar) will be setting up the Sarawak People’s Rights Fund, should it capture the state government by winning all 82 seats in the upcoming state election due by June 2021.
— The Borneo Post

Opec’s extended output cuts no immediate catalyst for oil & gas stocks on Bursa
The extended production cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) do not point to an immediate catalyst for oil and gas (O&G) stocks on Bursa Malaysia to rally.
— The Sun Daily

On Instagram, Chef Wan blasts Felda folk for handout mentality, ‘breeding like cats’
Settlers in Federal Land Authority (Felda) schemes must do more to improve their lot beyond waiting for government subsidies and assistance, celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail said today.
— Malay Mail

Don’t rush to reject Dr M’s Malay unity offer, Hishammuddin tells Umno while Anwar demurs
Umno’s top leaders should not dismissed any chance at political cooperation if it can unite their race, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s open call for all Malay parties to join.
— Malay Mail

With funding from palm oil and schools, Indonesia’s terror group Jemaah Islamiah set for resurgence in Malaysia, Singapore
Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the South-east Asian terror network once associated with al-Qaeda that was behind the 2002 Bali bombings, is back and poses a renewed threat in the region.
— Malay Mail

Number of flood evacuees in Melaka rises to 1,391 this morning
Melaka saw an increase in the number of its flood evacuees as of 8am today, up to 1,391 people from 318 families compared to 1,149 people from 260 families. Civil Defence Force Melaka director Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said there.
— Malay Mail

Ministry in third-vote study for Cabinet viewing by year-end
The Housing and Local Government Ministry is preparing a paper on the proposal to restore local government elections to be presented for the Cabinet’s approval by the end of 2019, Parliament heard today.
— Malay Mail

 

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