Malaysia morning news for May 28

Malaysia morning news for May 28

Malaysia morning newsSarawak CM launches South-east Asia’s first integrated hydrogen production plant
A significant milestone was achieved today for Sarawak’s Green Energy Agenda with the official launch of South-east Asia’s first integrated hydrogen production plant and refuelling station and the introduction of the.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Airlines, JAL ink joint business agreement
Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have inked a MoU to pursue a joint business agreement to enhance the quality of services provided by both carriers on flights between Malaysia and Japan.
— The Star Online

Sarawak govt allocates RM50 mln for R&D this year
The Sarawak government has set aside RM50 million for various research and development (R&D) initiatives in the state this year. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who disclosed this at a news conference here today, said the allocation was meant for R&D including.
— The Borneo Post

Look at Penang South Reclamation project more objectively, says state exco
The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project should be viewed more objectively and it should not be dismissed without due consideration, said the State Health, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and Rural Development.
— Malay Mail

Cheaper and better durians, thanks to Malaysia supply glut
As durian season begins, prices for the prickly fruit have been plunging following an increase in supply from Malaysia.
— The Straits Times

Domestic Trade Ministry: Whatsapp us on non-quality goods, high prices
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will take prompt action if there are complaints on damaged wet food items in conjunction with the festive seasons.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia-China ties civilisation-based ‘friendship’ – Saifuddin
Malaysia regards the 45 years of diplomatic ties it established with China as not merely anchored on diplomacy and trade but also as a relationship that has reached the level of friendship based on civilisation.
— The Borneo Post

RHB Bank Q1 earnings up 6.7% to RM630.2mil
RHB Bank Bhd’s net profit for the first quarter ended March 31 came in 6.7% higher year-on-year (yoy) to RM630.2mil from RM590.82mil due to lower expected credit losses on loans and other financial assets and lower operating expenses.
— The Star Online

Three-in-one fuel stations in Sarawak to offer fossil fuels, electricity and hydrogen
Sarawak plans to set up three-in-one fuel stations catering for vehicles powered by fossil fuel, electricity and hydrogen fuel cells.
— The Star Online

Festive shopping at the longest bazaar in Malaysia
Spanning about two kilometres, Bazar Mega Klebang here is probably the longest bazaar in Malaysia, and has been drawing crowds preparing for Aidilfitri.
— New Straits Times

Lawyer for Fire Dept, Local Govt Ministry pulls out of Adib inquest
Lawyer Syazlin Mansor withdrew today from representing the Fire and Rescue Department and the Housing and Local Government Ministry in the inquest of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
— Malay Mail

Airline operators urged to offer cheaper airfares for passengers during Gawai, Raya
Airline operators in the country ought to offer cheaper airfares for passengers who are flying back to their respective hometowns this coming festive seasons of Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This was proposed by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) parliamentary chief whip Datuk Seri.
— The Borneo Post

Buyers beware: Ahead of Raya, breeders warn of fake kampung chicken in market
Shoppers looking for bargain deals for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri should be careful when buying kampung chicken. According to Negri Sembilan-based Persatuan Pembiak Baka Ayam Kampung Warisan Malaysia, dishonest.
— Malay Mail

Former cop among four gangsters nabbed for extortion
A former policeman was among four gangsters nabbed for extorting a businessman in Banting.
— The Star Online

Nine JPJ, SPAD officers to face 162 charges over lorry protection racket
Prosecution will start Tuesday (May 28) for the bribery case involving Road Transport Department (JPJ) personnel with nine individuals facing 162 charges at the Sessions Court in Butterworth.
— The Star Online

Water Leach Purification a sustainable alternative for imported rock phosphate, Lynas says
Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd says Water Leach Purification (WLP) residue, an iron phosphate generated by its plant, can be used as a source of phosphate in fertilisers and soil conditioners, to help reduce the imports of rock.
— Malay Mail

Najib gaining ground in the perception game on social media
Cyberspace is now the battleground in the perception war, and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak seems to be gaining the upper hand.Despite his ignominious downfall on May 9 last year, he has been slowly but surely gaining support on social media.
— The Sun Daily

MACC to charge nine RTD and SPAD officers with graft over Penang ‘protection’ racket
Nine officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) are expected to be charged with corruption tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

OCBC Bank takes lead in financing Perlis large scale solar plant
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd is leading a consortium of lenders to finance a large-scale solar (LSS) plant, in Bukit Keteri, Perlis.
— The Star Online

Penang Umno supports NGOs against SRS
Penang Umno will support the initiative by 45 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) here to seek the intervention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed to cancel the proposed Southern Reclamation Scheme (SRS).
— The Sun Daily

Upskilling needed before Malaysia can take advantage of Industry 4.0, say economists
A culture of continuous learning and constant upskilling is required before Malaysia can participate in Industry 4.0, says economists. AirAsia X chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz told Malay Mail that the old education format can.
— Malay Mail

Protect Malaysia’s unity in diversity: Gobind
Malaysians should not let their guard down in preserving the unity in diversity in the country and must also promote noble values, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor MB: No need for RCI on water supply disruptions
There is no need for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into water supply disruptions in Selangor, said Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari. He said this was because the causes have been identified and addressed,
— Malay Mail

Car theft gang busted following four arrests
A gang of tech savvy car thieves have been busted following a series of thefts amounting to about RM1mil around the city over the past few weeks.
— The Star Online

Sibu Sikh Temple to have hostel soon, thanks to state government
The Sibu Sikh Temple (Gurdwara Sahib Sibu) will have a hostel for worshipers soon, thanks to the state government. The hostel in Jalan Awang Ramli Amit here is expected to be completed by June or July this year. Housing and Public Health Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee, who visited the .
— The Borneo Post

Adib Inquest: Coroner’s court sets June 26 for continuation of case
The coroner’s court has set June 26 for mention of the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
— The Star Online

PGA9 seized Thai rice believed to be smuggled worth RM76,000 in Tumpat
A total of 23,750 kg of Thai rice worth RM76,000 was seized by the 9th General Operations Force (PGA9) Battalion in an operation near Kok Seraya, Chabang Empat in Tumpat yesterday.PGA9 Commanding Officer Supt Ramly Poncho said they had also detained four men, aged between 31 and 55,
— The Sun Daily

KLCI firmer at midday, ringgit climbs
Blue chips underpinned the FBM KLCI’s advance at midday on Monday while the ringgit firmed up against the US dollar.
— The Star Online

Bitcoin price on ascent again – is it a fluke?
Bitcoin, the most heatedly debated subject in the financial market a year ago, has seen some renewed interest recently when its price topped the US$8,000 (RM33,360) mark on May 15.This marks a year-to-date increase of over 100%, but how would bitcoin perform this time around and what.
— The Sun Daily

Bumi Armada posts RM62.21m earnings in Q1
Bumi Armada Bhd’s net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 rose 28.49% to RM62.21 million from RM48.72 million a year ago mainly due to higher allowance for impairment losses of receivables in year-to-date (YTD) 2018 and lower depreciation as a result of impairment .
— The Sun Daily

Foreign selling on Bursa Malaysia slowing down
Foreign funds continued to make their way out of Bursa albeit at a slower pace, bringing the foreign net selling spree to the ninth week, according to MIDF Research.
— The Star Online

Sarawak party chides education minister for omitting Gawai and Kaamatan in season’s greetings
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS Baru) accused Education Minister Mazslee Malik of being “insensitive” in his video greetings to teachers and students celebrating the Gawai Dayak and Pesta Kaamatan.
— Malay Mail

MBM Resources favoured for deep value stake in Perodua
MBM Resources Bhd (MBM Resources) is favoured by analysts for the group’s deep value in Perodua as the manufacturer continues to record stronger sales. According to the research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research), Perodua continued to record stronger sales,
— The Borneo Post

State welfare initiatives to go on, says Hasidah
The state government will continue to implement welfare initiatives that uphold Sarawak’s interest. Law, State-federal Relations and Project Monitoring Assistant Minister Sayeed Aman Ghazali said the initiatives are important to help.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Big Blue to use electric taxis by July or August
Local taxi company, Big Blue Taxi Facilities (Big Blue) is expected to use the first batch of 100 electric-powered taxis beginning this July or August, said its founder and adviser Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail.He said the electric vehicles were supposed to be launched in May but the time .
— The Sun Daily

Waytha Moorthy: Govt will look into rights of Indian Muslims after concerns of being sidelined
The government will ensure that the rights for the Indian Muslim community will be taken care of and their voice will be heard at the federal level, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy. Waytha.
— Malay Mail

(Video) Plastic waste from Wales ends up in Malaysia
Plastic waste from Wales has been found discarded in a 20ft high mountain of rubbish in an undisclosed part of Malaysia, according to a BBC documentary.The documentary featuring celebrity chef and television personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said the plastic items have been .
— The Sun Daily

Daim: Govt should focus on issues that directly affect people
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government should pay more attention to issues affecting the people’s daily lives, including the cost of living, now that it is into its second year of running the country, said Tun Daim Zainuddin.
— Malay Mail

Yee Lee offer deemed ‘not fair’ but ‘reasonable’
Yee Lee Corp Bhd’s proposed privatisation is deemed “not fair”, but “reasonable”, according to independent adviser Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd.
— The Star Online

Ex-policeman among four held for extortion
Police have detained four men including a former policeman for extortion and involvement with underworld gangs.Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said police were alerted about the case when a 27-year-old sand lorry driver lodged a complaint that a co-worker was nabbed by a group of .
— The Sun Daily

AmInvest Research keeps underweight call on APM Auto
AmInvestment Research is maintaining its underweight call on APM Automotive but raised its fair value to RM2.34 from RM2.30 previously based on a rolled-over valuation to FY20 with a price-to-earnings (PE) of 11 times.
— The Star Online

Singapore probes incident of BMW driver switching licence plates before speeding in Malaysia
The Singapore authorities are investigating the recent incident of a BMW car driver switching his Singapore licence plate to another registered plate under a Hyundai car before being caught speeding in Malaysia,
— Malay Mail

June 3 date for sighting of Syawal new moon
The date to sight the Syawal new moon to determine Aidilfitri is Monday June 3, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal announced today.It said the Conference of Rulers had consented to the determination of the date for Aidilfitri based on the ‘rukyah’
— The Sun Daily

Ex-Sabah state minister now suing soldiers for ‘humiliating’ interrogation on him and relatives
A former State assistant minister is suing two members of the Malaysian Army for negligence and abuse of rights during his alleged arrest on April 11 while he was on a boating trip. Datuk Ramlee Marahaban, a former Umno.
— Malay Mail

RM10.8 mln allocation for Duchess of Kent Hospital – Lim
The federal government has approved an allocation of RM10.8 million for the Duchess of Kent Hospital (HDOK) here for the purchase of new medical equipment as well as for the construction of new a building. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said out of the total, the purchase of medical.
— The Borneo Post


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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo acknowledges Gawai Dayak Festival, June 1.


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