Malaysia morning news for June 11

Malaysia morning news for June 11

Malaysia morning newsMalaysian companies urged to explore opportunities within Industry 4.0
Malaysian companies are encouraged to explore the exponential business opportunities within the Industry 4.0, particularly as a solutions and products provider to complement its entire value chain.
— The Sun Daily

S’wak govt to carry on with business-friendly policies – Abang Johari
The Sarawak Government will carry on with its business-friendly policies and create a more conducive environment to attract more high value and high-technology investments to Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia has become the world’s plastic dumpster
In 2018, over 800,000 tonnes of trash from predominantly developed countries such as the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand was shipped into Malaysia to be recycled in illegal plants – who’s owners simply burn or dump into landfills the trash that cannot be recycled.
— The Star Online

Penang government unaware of new airport proposals
The Penang state government is unaware of the two new airport proposals as reported in a local daily today, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix).However, he said the state government welcomes any proposal to develop a new airport in the state or the region.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s approved investments up 3.1% to RM53.9b in Q1
Malaysia registered a total of RM53.9 billion approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), 3.1% higher than the RM52.3 billion recorded in the same period last year.
— The Sun Daily

Chinese firms to pump RM5b into Sarawak O&G complex
Two Chinese companies have agreed to invest US$5 billion (RM20.8 billion) for the proposed development of an integrated oil and gas complex in Lawas in the northern tip of Sarawak.
— Malay Mail

NGOs question Malaysia’s stand on entry of global waste
The entry of the world’s plastic waste that is polluting Malaysia is an issue that should not be taken lightly.Over the past year, 157,299 tonnes of plastic waste was shipped into Malaysia, an increase of 273% compared to the previous year.
— The Sun Daily

Corruption is Malaysia’s number one enemy
THE World Bank and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have declared corruption as “public enemy number one.”
— New Straits Times

Controversy remains over radioactive waste from Lynas plant
Australian rare earth metals producer Lynas Corporation Ltd plans to exploit the trade war between China and the United States to expand its market share but a dispute over radioactive waste from its plant in Malaysia could scuttle those plans.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign investments up 73pc in Q1, boosted by strong manufacturing
Foreign investments increased 73.4 per cent to RM29.3 billion in the first quarter of the year from RM16.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) said today. Mida said…
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s insurance premiums to see stronger growth this year
Insurance premiums in Malaysia, which posted a solid growth of 4.6 per cent last year, will see an acceleration in growth this year to more than six per cent, according to a forecast by Allianz Research.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s newest industrial park draws Japanese investment
A government-backed industrial park meant to raise the productivity of Malaysian manufacturing opened here Monday with new facilities for electronics maker Konica Minolta and port operator Kamigumi.
— Nikkie Asian Review

Civil servants must not get bound to the ruling party – Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today civil servants must be neutral in discharging their duty and not get themselves bound to the ruling party. The Prime Minister said they must, however, understand that they have to abide by the actions and policies of the government led by the ruling party.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Oil and gas complex will boost development in Sarawak’s north
A proposed integrated oil and gas complex in Lawas will help boost development in Sarawak’s northern region, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Star Online

Malaysian CEOs optimistic over company growth: KPMG
Chief executive officers (CEOs) in Malaysia are maintaining a positive outlook with eight out of ten reporting confidence in the growth prospects for their company and the industry they operate in.
— The Star Online

SRC trial: Ex-KWAP chief says influence from Najib’s handwritten note undeniable
Former Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) chief executive Datuk Azian Mohd Noh said she could not rule out being influenced by a handwritten note from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak about a loan to SRC.
— Malay Mail

Over 800,000 builders to benefit from Green Card
Over 800,000 construction workers will benefit from the new Construction Personnel Registration Card, or Green Card, set to take effect in August this year. Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) chairman, Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, said via the technological advancement.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M: Malaysia has the right not to extradite Zakir Naik
Malaysia has the right not to extradite controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik if he is not going to be accorded justice, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Star Online

Putrajaya mulls mandatory certificate of completion for govt buildings
Deputy housing minister says this is only a proposal but that government buildings should be subject to the same standards as private ones.
— FMT News

Home Ministry in midst of formulating holistic enforcement plan against illegal immigrants
The Home Ministry (KDN) is in the midst of formulating a holistic enforcement plan against illegal immigrants (PATI) as a more comprehensive effort towards strengthening governance and improving the existing enforcement.
— Malay Mail

MTUC proposes series of labour reforms to benefit workers
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has proposed to the government a RM300 cost of living allowance for workers, a housing allowance, as well as 30 days paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the haj.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Civil servants must manage their emotions when dealing with the public
Civil servants must be able to manage their emotions when dealing with people, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Star Online

Zuraida’s press secretary quits on WhatsApp
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin’s press secretary Ahmad Soffian Mohd Shariff, husband of the ministry’s lawyer who pulled out of the Adib inquest, informed his boss about his resignation on.
— Malay Mail

Fuziah contradicts Xavier, says groundwater near Lynas plant contaminated
Staunch Lynas opponent Fuziah Salleh insists that groundwater near the rare earth refinery contains toxic elements.
— The Star Online

Be politically neutral, PM reminds civil servants
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says civil servants in a democratic system where the government changes through elections must not be bound to the ruling party.
— FMT News

Sepang Aircraft Engineering opens Malaysia’s first smart repair workshop for aircraft radomes
Airbus subsidiary Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) this morning opened Malaysia’s first smart workshop for the repair of aircraft nose radomes here.The smart radome workshop is an initiative of the Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre, of which Airbus is a founding partner, and supported.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Smelting Corp delays tin shipments to customers
Malaysia Smelting Corp Bhd (MSC), one of the world’s largest refined tin producers, is delaying shipments to customers around the world due to a shortage of concentrate, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s PolicyStreet gets central bank approval for financial advisory
PolicyStreet is joining the list of only 32 other Approved Financial Advisors in Malaysia Malaysian insurtech startup PolicyStreet today announced that it has secured an approval from the country’s central bank Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to conduct general and Islamic financial advisory (FA) …
— e27

Matrix Parking jumps 19.2% on LEAP market debut
Matrix Parking Solution Holdings Bhd jumped 2.5 sen or 19.2% to 15.5 sen as it made its debut on Bursa Malaysia’s LEAP market today.
— The Star Online

RTD issues 145 summonses in special motorcycle operation in Cheras
Selangor Road Transport Department (RTD) issued 145 summonses in a special motorcycle operation in conjunction with Hari Raja Aidilfitri at the 9th Mile toll plaza in Cheras last night.
— The Sun Daily

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

Traffic congestion at major expressways this evening
Traffic flows at several areas along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway (KLK), the East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT 1) and the North-South Expressway are reported to be congested this evening, at the end of the holiday in.
— Malay Mail

Pneumonia case: Ministry to investigate alleged water pollution
The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will investigate claims that water pollution has been causing the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh to suffer from pneumonia.Deputy Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji said a thorough investigation would be carried out to.
— The Sun Daily

Police solve more than 80pc criminal cases which went viral
Police have solved more than 80 per cent of the criminal cases in the country that went viral on social media until the end of May, this year.
— Malay Mail

Family appeals for donations after 18-year-old hospitalised in S’pore
The family of an 18-year-old man is seeking donations from the public to help with his treatment costs of RM187,000.
— The Star Online

Duterte seeks arrests and health insurer to revamp over dialysis scam
The losses from the dialysis scam and other fraudulent claims are “totally unacceptable” and those involved must be prosecuted, Duterte says.
— FMT News

SRC trial: Former director says questioned ex-CEO Nik Faisal over firm’s practices
Former SRC International director Tan Sri Ismee Ismail said he expressed concerns about the firm’s corporate governance and financial practices to former chief executive Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, the High Court heard today.
— Malay Mail

Kim Loong reports fire incident at palm oil mill in Johor
Kim Loong Resources Bhd reported a fire incident at its palm oil mill in Kota Tinggi, Johor yesterday midnight.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company said that the fire has since been put out and no one was injured in the incident.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian whisky lovers rejoice! WhiskyPLUS is back!
Kuala Lumpur’s biggest whisky and spirits tasting event, WhiskyPLUS 2019, is returning for a second year this Saturday (June 15), at the Pavilion Hotel by Banyan Tree, and promises to be one of Malaysia’s best spirits-related events.

Chong: Federal Cabinet yet to decide on whether Sarawak will host Malaysia Day do
The federal Cabinet has yet to make a decision on whether Sarawak will be hosting this year’s Malaysia Day celebration. Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak recently decided to recommend to the federal Cabinet.
— The Borneo Post

KLCI holds on to gains as markets jump on relief rally
The FBM KLCI extended its early morning lead to end 6.28 points higher at 1,655.61 at midday.
— The Star Online

Perhilitan still taking statement of singer who kept sun bear in apartment
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) is still taking the statement of the singer who kept a sun bear cub in her Desa Pandan condominium in Kuala Lumpur.
— The Star Online

Mestron retail offering oversubscribed by 17.53 times
En route to its debut on Bursa Malaysia’s ACE Market on June 18, the retail portion of Mestron Holdings Bhd’s initial public offering has been oversubscribed by 17.53 times.
— The Star Online

New airports okay but PIA cannot close, says Penang CM
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow appears to change his tune on having another airport in the area.
— FMT News

India authorities to pursue Zakir Naik extradition
India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) will seek Interpol’s cooperation to detain controversial preacher Zakir Naik with an eye on extraditing him from Malaysia to face money-laundering charges in the South Asian country.
— Malay Mail

NBA free agency could make Raptors, Warriors both losers
Defending champion Golden State and the Toronto Raptors are battling for supremacy in the NBA Finals, but both teams could lose superstar talent in upcoming free agency for next season.
— FMT News

Ministry to investigate claims water pollution behind Pneumonia deaths
The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will investigate claims that water pollution has been causing the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh to suffer from pneumonia. Its Deputy Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji said thorough investigation would be carried out to.
— The Borneo Post

DPM: Govt views seriously deaths of Orang Asli in Kelantan
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government views seriously the deaths among the Bateq tribe of the Orang Asli community in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan.
— Malay Mail

TB and leptospirosis ruled out in orang asli deaths, says Health Ministry
The Batek orang asli in Kuala Koh, Kelantan could be infected with bacteria with a secondary viral infection possible, but tuberculosis (TB) and leptospirosis have been ruled out, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— The Star Online

Kumpulan Powernet issued UMA query
Kumpulan Powernet Bhd has been issued an unusual market activity (UMA) query on the sharp rise in its share price recently.The company’s share price more than doubled from 34 sen on May 10 to 79 sen last Friday (June 7).
— The Sun Daily

MP in bid to decriminalise attempted suicide, obtain insurance coverage for mental illness
Bandar Kuching MP cites increasing cases of suicide in the wake of the death of a secondary school girl in Sarawak last month.
— FMT News

Pastor Koh’s family asks if proposed task force is set up
The family of Pastor Raymond Koh has said it is in the dark over the task force to be set up to investigate the enforced disappearance of him and Amri Che Mat. Susanna Koh (pix), whose husband was abducted in 2017, said she had not heard any development on the task force after the.
— The Sun Daily

RM1 bln for flood mitigation works
The federal government has allocated close to RM1 billion for flood mitigation works for Kota Kinabalu, including for Penampang and Inanam. Assistant Finance Minister Kenny Chua said the state government had plans for flood mitigation but was awaiting for the federal government to.
— The Borneo Post


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


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