Malaysia morning news for June 10

Malaysia morning news for June 10

Malaysia morning newsMinistry to work with telcos to improve coverage in rural S’wak – Dr Rundi
The Ministry of Utilities will be collaborating with telecommunication service providers in an effort to improve coverage in rural Sarawak, said its Minister Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom. Dr Rundi said collaboration with the telecommunication service providers was very important as poor.
— The Borneo Post

62 M’sian companies hold APs to import plastic waste
A total of 62 Malaysian companies currently hold approved permits (AP) to import and process plastic waste. The permits are issued by the National Solid Waste Management Department (NSWMD) within the Housing and Local Government Ministry.In July last year, the Ministry announced a …
— The Borneo Post

From hobby to analytics: Malaysia’s dronetech companies scale up for the future
In the office of Aerodyne Group in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, a drone designer was giving his full attention to fine-tuning a set of propeller guards on his computer.
— Channel NewsAsia

MTUC seeks labour reforms, proposes RM300 monthly cost of living allowance
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is seeking labour reforms.
— The Star Online

Bans alone won’t reduce plastic usage
The Malaysian government and non-governmental organisations (NGO) should get their hands dirty and not depend on bans alone to get people to reduce their plastic use.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Will Malaysia finally address the human trafficking of Rohingya?
IN A FEW WEEKS, Thailand and Malaysia will again be ranked in the US Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP report) for their efforts in combating human trafficking. Many government’s rightly go to great lengths to avoid the lowest ranking – Tier 3 – as it can invite sanctions and have other punitive ripple effects, such as discouraging foreign investment.
— The Star Online

Stricter checks at ports for plastic waste
More stringent checks will be carried out on containers at all the ports to ensure that no prohibited plastic waste enters the country. Customs director-general Datuk Paddy Abdul Halim said they were working with the National Solid Waste Management Department and the Department.
— The Borneo Post

Homegrown MRQ76 equal to imported fragrant rice
The Kemubu Agricultural Development Authority (Kada) would like more padi farmers to take up growing the MRQ76 variety of fragrant rice which was successfully trial planted in Selising.
— New Sarawak Tribune

G20 agrees to wrap up digital tax by 2020
G20 ministers agree to compile common rules to close loopholes by tech giants to lower corporate taxes.
— FMT News

‘Malaysia to be promoted at overseas travel mart’
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will focus on Malaysia’s promotion through Travel Mart abroad.
— The Borneo Post

More goodies in store for sustainable palm oil
The government is ready to dish out additional incentives to encourage oil palm planters to embrace the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, which is aimed at boosting.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Death toll rises to 189 on 11th day of Ops Selamat (Updated)
Police have recorded 13 more deaths as Ops Selamat reached its 11th day.Federal police corporate communications head Senior Asst Comm Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said 177 fatal accidents occurred between May 29 and today, resulting in 189 deaths.
— The Sun Daily

Giving workers more money and more days off
A cost of living allowance (Cola) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave to perform the haj and housing allowances based on the cost of living in cities are among the sweeping labour reforms sought by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
— FMT

Malaysia bans smart devices at Cabinet, exco meetings
Malaysia is banning all mobile phones and other digital devices from being taken into Cabinet, post-Cabinet and state executive council meetings where policy matters and official secrets are being discussed.
— The Straits Times

Businessman calls for religious schools to depend less on gov’t assistance
A business activist has called on religious schools to be less dependent on state or federal governments for financial assistance as it was difficult for them to continue with large scale funding in view of the present austerity drive.
— The Sun Daily

MTUC presses Putrajaya on labour law reforms
Workers rights group the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has submitted its proposals to Putrajaya that is currently reviewing key labour laws.
— Malay Mail

Quit lobbying for M’sia Day to be celebrated in S’wak – STAR
State Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo has scoffed at the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak’s recommendation to have this year’s Malaysia Day celebration in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s former anti-graft chief clears the air over resignation
Former chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Mohd Shukri Abdull said he was not fired or pressured to step down from his job, as he addressed speculation on why he quit at the midway point of a two-year contract.
— The Straits Times

Edra Power to establish institute to cultivate domestic talent in renewable energy
Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd plans to set up an international institute in Malaysia to cultivate local talent in renewable energy under the aegis of its parent company, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN).
— Malay Mail

Most e-cigarette users want to quit their habit
E-cigarette users or vapers who want to quit resort to the same types of nicotine cessation aids as conventional cigarette smokers.
— Star2.com

Govt to announce routes after negotiation successful: CM
What looks certain is that the state will have its own airlines. Why the certainty is so – because the Chief Minister Datuk.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Loan growth to ease further to 4.2 per cent — Kenanga Research
Malaysia’s loan growth has been projected by the research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research) to ease further to 4.2 per cent in 2019, from 5.6 per cent in 2018.
— The Borneo Post

Tekun collects RM200 mln in loan repayment from borrowers
The National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun) has managed to collect loan repayment amounting to RM200 million from 419,483 borrowers, who took business loans with the agency, during.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Latheefa’s appointment constitutionally right, politically wrong, says Kit Siang
The DAP supremo says the lawyer would have protested too if she had not been the person appointed MACC chief.
— FMT News

Lee Lam Thye says focus on integrity to avoid workplace accidents
The value of integrity needs to be given more focus in ensuring safety and health issues at the workplace are not viewed lightly.
— New Sarawak Tribune

ESSZone curfew extended to June 25
The 6pm to 6am curfew involving the waters of seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which is to end tomorrow, has been extended to June 25, Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah announced in a statement here today.
— The Borneo Post

CPO futures likely to trade lower next week
The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade lower next week with prices ranging between RM1,900 and RM1,950 per tonne amid expectations of a stronger ringgit against the US dollar.
— The Star Online

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change
The airline industry says it is hellbent on reducing emissions – but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still a long way to come.
— FMT News

16 illegal foreign workers, employers detained at KL shopping mall
The Immigration Department detained 16 illegal immigrants during an integrated operation at one of the capital’s well-known shopping malls yesterday. Its director-general Datuk Khairul Dzamee Daud said two employers were.
— Malay Mail

The business of railway connectivity
As one of the more important forms of transport systems, railways remain crucial in connecting the public across major distances. Key cities around the globe have their own metro systems connecting urban vicinities with the central town area.
— The Borneo Post

Star Wars video game creator tests new formats to rival Fortnite
Electronic Arts Inc., the creator of a Star Wars line of video games, shows off two of its newest titles, illustrating how the industry is wrestling to compete with the runaway success of Fortnite.
— FMT News

PLUS: Transport Ministry bans heavy vehicles from highways today, tomorrow
PLUS today confirmed that the Transport Ministry has banned all heavy vehicles from entering highways from today until the end of tomorrow. In a statement, PLUS chief operating officer, Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi expressed.
— Malay Mail

RM6m boost for Limbang buffalo rearing industry: Uggah
The Sarawak government has approved a grant of RM6 million to develop and strengthen the buffalo rearing industry in Limbang Division, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.Uggah, who is also the Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional .
— The Sun Daily

Viral footage becomes important tool for police investigations
Video clips posted on social media have proven to be effective in fighting crime as since January police have managed to arrest 87 suspects and solve 29 out of 35 cases based on evidence extracted from viral footage.
— The Sun Daily

Tam the rhino to ‘live on’ at Sabah Museum
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew said Tam, the last male rhinocerous in Malaysia which has died, would “live on” at the Sabah Museum. She said an actual size replica would be constructed using its bones and once ready, foreign and domestic tourists would.
— The Borneo Post

Express boat passengers panic after seeing thick smoke in engine room
Passengers of an express boat, which was about to depart from the Song terminal, panicked after noticing thick smoke emitting from the engine room.
— The Star Online

Sarawak to host national-level Malaysia Day celebration
Sarawak will play host to the national-level Malaysia Day celebration on Sept 16 this year. This was confirmed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who has consented to the state hosting the celebration.
— The Borneo Post

G20 finance leaders’ communique to describe trade tensions as ‘intensified’
Group of 20 finance leaders agree to describe trade and geopolitical tensions as intensified and pledged to take further action to address these economic risks.
— FMT News

Decision to step down was made December last year, says Shukri
Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull (pix) had expressed his desire to step down as Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) since December last year. In a meeting yesterday, with the media, to clear the air and deny various allegations and slander about him.
— The Sun Daily

Penang police rescue kidnap victim in a matter of hours
Police rescued a Syrian man, who was kidnapped by his fellow countrymen, in less than 24 hours last Thursday. Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the brother of the victim.
— Malay Mail

Human Writes: Malaysia needs to declare a climate emergency
My nine-year-old daughter sometimes fantasises about her future children and how she’ll raise them. It’s a conversation that numbs me. Frankly, the future deeply troubles me. How can I tell her, from this point in time, based on a business-as-usual scenario for human activities, that the future.
— Star2.com

Health authorities find 29 more Orang Asli with breathing issues in Kelantan
The Kelantan State Health Department has discovered 29 cases of respiratory complications among the Batek tribe Orang Asli community in Kuala Goh, in Gua Musang Kelantan.
— Malay Mail

 

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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Blood Donor Day, June 14.

 

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