Malaysia morning news for June 5

Malaysia morning news for June 5

Malaysia morning news

Sarawak CM says working on essential infrastructure
The state government is giving priority to providing basic amenities such as water and electricity supply as well as upgrading road networks in the rural and coastal areas, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg.
— Malay Mail

Urgent inter-government action needed to save Sumatran rhinoceros (video)
One of the world’s leading conservation biologists has warned that without greater cooperation between Malaysia and Indonesia the Sumatran rhinoceros will become extinct.
— AEC News Today

US to sell 34 surveillance drones to Malaysia and other allies in South China Sea region
The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer “tiptoe” around Chinese behaviour in Asia.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian growers happy as China approves import of frozen whole durians
In an announcement by the Chinese customs department on Thursday May 30, 10 months after both countries signed a memorandum on the matter, stated that Malaysia will now be able to export frozen whole durians to China. This supersedes a previous agreement where only frozen durian pulp can be exported.
— Fresh Plaza

Air Selangor: Water supply in Kuala Langat fully restored
The water supply in nine areas in Kuala Langat, caused by a burst 1,800mm main pipeline at Setia Alam here yesterday, has been fully restored. Air Selangor Sdn Bhd Customer Relationship and Communication chief Abdul Raof Ahmad.
— Malay Mail

Visa on arrival to boost Malaysia ties: envoy
High Commissioner of Malaysia Ikram Muhammad Ibrahim has said Malaysia and Pakistan have reached an understanding to issue visas on arrival to officials of both the countries.
— Tribune

KLCI snaps six-day rally as investors take profit
The FBM KLCI closed 11.22 points lower at 1,644.09 on profit-taking activity following six consecutive days of gains.
— The Star Online

Heading to PM’s Raya open house tomorrow? Here’s where to park in Putrajaya — but public transport still best bet, say cops
About 1,150 parking lots have been made available for the public attending Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Aidilfitri Open House at the Seri Perdana Complex Precinct 10, Putrajaya, tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

Dr Sim: GPS can protect, safeguard Sarawak’s rights better than PH
The rights of Sarawak will be further protected and safeguarded now that the state has its own coalition through Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said the state coalition can protect and safeguard Sarawak’s rights better than Pakatan Harapan (PH).
— The Borneo Post

No oil spill on Karak Highway, says concessionaire
Anih Berhad, the concessionaire of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, has denied the occurrence of an oil spill at  Km75.7 of the road, as alleged by social media postings which have gone viral.
— Malay Mail

DHL Malaysia probing sale of unclaimed parcels in Ramadan bazaar
DHL Malaysia is investigating the alleged “auction” of unclaimed delivery parcels bearing its packaging to the public for RM15 each at a market. DHL Malaysia is currently probing an incident where several delivery.
— Malay Mail

Ringgit jumps 0.21% on surprise exports rebound
The ringgit closed 0.21% higher against the US dollar today, boosted by data showing a surprise exports growth in April 2019.At 6pm, the ringgit was quoted at 4.1800/1840 against the greenback compared with 4.1890/1920 at last Friday’s close.
— The Sun Daily

Lynas says vindicated by minister’s confirmation on water contamination claims
Lynas Malaysia says research proof that its operations did not cause any groundwater contamination.
— FMT News

WWF-M’sia urges joint effort with Indonesia to save Sumatran rhino
WWF-Malaysia has called on the government to enhance diplomatic efforts with Indonesia to prevent the extinction of the Sumatran rhino in Malaysia.
— The Star Online

Will Refugees Be Allowed to Work in New Malaysia?
Over a year after the election of Pakatan Harapan, refugees in Malaysia have heard positive signals but seen little change.
— The Diplomat

Alibaba Group continues to drive Malaysian agricultural exports through eWTP initiative
Alibaba Group, a Chinese multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce and retail, today announced that Malaysia’s popular Musang King Durian will be officially imported into China through its comprehensive online and offline channels.
— New Straits times

Sabah eyes medical tourism with proposed health tourism council
Sabah will mull a proposal to set up a health tourism council that is meant to propel Sabah as a medical tourism destination.
— The Star Online

Telco stocks drag bursa malaysia lower at close
Bursa Malaysia extended earlier losses to end the half-day trading today on a sour note, dampened by weak interest mostly in the telecommunication index-linked counters.Snapping its six straight winning sessions, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) settled 11.22 points …
— The Sun Daily

Huawei gains support in Malaysia
Sales increased in flagship product among local consumers and recognition by Prime Minister.
— The Star Online

Dolomite Industries to sell 100pct stake in Dolomite Granite Quarry for RM125m
Dolomite Industries Company Sdn Bhd has entered into shares sale agreement with Sunway Holdings Sdn Bhd to dispose of its100 per cent equity interest in Dolomite Granite Quarry Sdn Bhd for RM125 million.
— New Straits times

Police: 1,150 parking lots prepared for PM’s open house in Putrajaya
About 1,150 parking lots have been made available for the public attending Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Aidilfitri Open House at the Seri Perdana Complex in Precinct 10, Putrajaya, Wednesday (June 5).
— The Star Online

350,000 new bank accounts created for monetary aid
The finance ministry says this is to facilitate BSH payments which were previously hampered by errors in bank account registrations.
— FMT News

RTD issues 200 notices from traffic complaints received via Whatsapp
More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days of enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which.
— Malay Mail

Minister hopes rental property platform will help B40 move to home ownership
Rental property platform SPEEDHOME may enable the poor to move from rental to property ownership because of the app’s rental deposit-free feature, a minister said today.
— Malay Mail

Fast food restaurant worker claims trial to possession of stolen property
A fast food restaurant worker was charged at the sessions court here, today for having in his possession stolen property belonging to a female Chinese national, last month.The accused Amirudin Fasha Shariff, 27, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out before Judge Datuk Ahmad.
— The Sun Daily

Latheefa Koya is the new MACC chief commissioner
Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Beebi Koya is the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner, replacing Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull.
— The Star Online

We’ll use own resources for projects, build mutual understanding with PH govt – Abang Johari
The Sarawak government will be using its own financial resources to continue its development projects as promised. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state leadership through Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has agreed to take over responsibilities to oversee issues,
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s Indians face growing racial hostility
The Indian communities in Peninsular Malaysia originated in colonial times, in which they were able to establish themselves socio-economically and become active participant’s in the region’s productivity.
— Asia Times

Sabah’s think tank chief Sipaun says CEO not sacked, just not confirmed
The simmering tension between two top officials in the Sabah government’s think tank came to a head with the sacking of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Johan Ariffin Samad.
— The Star Online

Despite culls, import bans, swine fever to hit pork market for years
Millions of pigs are being culled as African Swine Fever cuts through Asia, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from global food markets.
— FMT News

Cabinet ministers extend Aidilfitri greetings
Several Cabinet ministers today extended Aidilfitri greetings to Malaysian Muslims, who celebrate the festival tomorrow.They are Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, and.
— The Sun Daily

Closing date for Yee Lee takeover offer extended to June 21
The closing date for Yee Lee Corporation Bhd minority shareholders to accept the takeover offer from its executive chairman Datuk Lim A Heng @ Lim Kok Cheong has been extended by two weeks from June 7 to June 21.
— The Star Online

S’wak committed to providing amenities to rural areas, says CM in Raya message
The Sarawak government is committed to providing basic amenities in rural and coastal areas that still lack them, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Star Online

Stricter border controls needed to weed out crime, security threats, says ex-KLIA Immigration ops chief
The Home Ministry needs to look for new formulas, systems and procedures to curb the influx of foreigners into the country, especially those from the African continent, said former KLIA Immigration operations chief Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Dama Asia opens doors for Malaysian theatre practitioners in China
Often enough, when you mention international musical theatre, you get mentions of blockbuster shows performed in Broadway and the West End. However, there are also many places in Asia with a huge, untapped market for musical theatre.

Can-One board accepts up to RM1b takeover offer
KUALA LUMPUR: Can manufacturer Can-One Bhd’s board has accepted the takeover offer for its subsidiary F&B Nutrition Sdn Bhd from Asia Dairy Creations Sdn Bhd (ADCSB) valued at between RM800mil and RM1bil.
— The Star Online

Malaysia May palm oil stock seen easing to 10-month low
Malaysia’s palm oil stocks likely hit a 10-month low by end-May, according to a Reuters survey, logging a third straight month of fall due to a dip in output and rise in exports.
— The Star Online

Eat more fruits, watch your calories, says Health Minister in Raya message
Malaysian should eat more fresh fruits, drink less carbonated drinks and watch their calories during the Hari Raya Aidifitri festivities, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
— The Star Online

Penang Education Dept probing school over students’ climate change protest (VIDEO)
Education authorities have asked a Penang primary school to show cause for allowing its students to join a global protest against climate change with hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren around the world.
— Malay Mail

Trade in April expands 2.6 per cent to RM159.55 bln
Malaysia’s trade in April 2019 expanded by 2.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM159.55 billion compared with April 2018. In a statement yesterday, Ministry of International Trade And Industry (MITI) said exports increased by 1.1 per cent to RM85.2 billion – the highest.
— The Borneo Post

Datasonic secures RM28.79m contract from Home Ministry
Datasonic Group Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd (DTSB) has accepted a letter of award from the Home Ministry for the maintenance services of card personalisation centres at the National Registration Department for a total sum of RM28.78 million.
— The Sun Daily

IGP warns senior officers against unethical fundraising for Hari Raya parties
Incensed for defying his orders, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador issued another warning today to certain senior police officers who had compelled their subordinates to seek funds through unethical means to bear the expenses for their private Hari Raya.
— The Sun Daily

Upgrading of Belaga-Menjawah Road to be completed in May 2020
Works on the Menjawah Road which connects Belaga Town to Bakun Road is scheduled for completion in May 2020. Sarawak Works Department (JKR) in a statement today said, the road works carried out under the Jiwa Murni programme was.
— Malay Mail

More than 10,000 road accidents during Ops Selamat so far
Police have recorded a total of 10,321 road accidents so far as part of Ops Selamat.Inspector-General of Police Secretariat Corporate Communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said statistics compiled by the federal police Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department (JSPT) showed.
— The Sun Daily

Seacera faces possible suspension, unable to submit quarterly report
Seacera Group Bhd will be facing a suspension from June 12 if the company fails to submit its quarterly report for the financial period ended March 31 by June 11.
— The Star Online

Loke in Hari Raya greeting: Compromise when driving, follow traffic laws
Be more understanding of others on the road and respect their rights was the advice given by Transport Minister Anthony Loke to motorists in his Hari Raya Aidifitri message.
— The Star Online

NGO makes police report over FB photo insulting Minister Mujahid
An NGO has urged the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to act against an individual who uploaded on Facebook an edited photograph insulting Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian survivor of Christchurch shootings to spend Raya in NZ, as he undergoes rehabilitation
Rahimi Ahmad, one of the Malaysians wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings in March, will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri in New Zealand as he is still undergoing follow-up treatments for nerve injuries sustained.
— Malay Mail

Continuous trade global concerns lead to Bursa Malaysia opening lower
Bursa Malaysia was easier in early trade, reversing yesterday’s gains due to weak sentiment brought on by concerns over global trade growth and as tensions between economic powerhouses, the United States and China continues to escalate.
— The Sun Daily

Socso to curb fake claims with online safeguards, says CEO
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will introduce an online system by end of 2019 in an effort to curb third parties and syndicates making false claims on behalf of contributors, its chief executive officer (CEO) said.
— Malay Mail

Home Ministry asked to apply ‘advance passenger clearance’
The Home Ministry needs to look for new formulas, systems and procedures to curb the influx of foreigners into the country, especially those from the Africa, said former KLIA Immigration operations chief Datuk Shahul Hamid Abdul Rahim.
— The Sun Daily

171 Maximum Price Control Scheme offences recorded nationwide
A total of 171 offences had been committed under the 2019 Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme since it was launched on May 21 up to yesterday.Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry Enforcement Division (Prevention and Intelligence) deputy director Suhaimi Mat Sari said that the.
— The Sun Daily

Only 35 areas still affected in Klang after water redistribution
Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has redistributed water supply and managed to reduce the number of affected areas due to a main bursting in Setia Alam at 9am yesterday.Customer Relations and Communications Department head Abdul Raof Ahmad said the redistribution had reduced the the number of affected areas due to a main bursting in Setia Alam at 9am yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Bintai Kinden bags RM20.4m DFTZ job
Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Kejuruteraan Bintai Kindenko Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the contractor for proposed infrastructure and associated work for the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) via a letter of award from Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Penang govt eyes 500,000 attendance at George Town Festival 2019
The Penang government is looking forward to recording half a million attendance at the 10th edition of George Town Festival (GTF) this year, slated for July 13 to 28.Embracing GTF 2019’s theme ‘A Festival for Everyone’, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) said that the festival.
— The Sun Daily

SUPP warns Sarawak that backing DAP, PKR could let non-natives take over state
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) warned Sarawakians that a non-native may eventually become the state’s chief minister if they back “outside” parties in the next state election, in reference to DAP and PKR.
— Malay Mail

Road rage 2.0: Man hacks windscreen with parang
After a road bully was jailed a year for using his helmetto smash a car windscreen, another driver has been caught on dashcam swinging a parang against a car in moving traffic, presumably in a red mist of road rage.
— The Star Online

Morning traffic at a crawl along some major highways
Traffic is slow on some highways as of 9am, according to PLUS Malaysia Berhad. A spokesman said the sluggish pace started from Slim River to Sungkai and Sungkai to Bidor.
— Malay Mail

MPK admits difficulties in curbing illegal plastic recycling plants
The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) has admitted difficulties in curbing illegal plastic recycling activities following delays by the utility companies in cutting off electricity and water supply to the plants.
— The Sun Daily


Feature photo Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia/ Wazari Wazir

This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo acknowledges Eid al-Fit, June 4-5.


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