Malaysia morning news for November 11

Malaysia morning news for November 11

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia to create a new economic corridor in Johor, says Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali
As next weekend’s by-election in Johor’s Tanjung Piai draws closer, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali on Sunday (Nov 10) said the government has plans to create another new economic corridor in the state.
— The Straits Times

Malaysia needs quality firms to become major hubs
The government needs to focus on building a few quality companies instead of a mass of sluggish companies that can compete at the regional level and achieve its aspiration of becoming an Asean hub for various industries.
— The Borneo Post

Indonesia and Malaysia test Asean unity
The decision by the Indonesian and Malaysian governments to allow fugitive Cambodian politicians to use their countries as political platforms against the Cambodian government is a clear violation of the non-interference principle of Asean.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia partners with Sony to power up local gaming industry
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia announced that it is partnering with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) to establish the global games powerhouse’s very first Southeast Asia studio in Malaysia in 2020.
— The Borneo Post

MH360 air-turn back due to landing gear issue
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH360, which departed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing yesterday evening, experienced an air-turn back due to a landing gear issue.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrives in Malaysia
Exiled opposition figure lands in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return home to lead movement against Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Aljazeera

Finance Minister: Some govt projects delayed as ministries took time distributing funds
Some government development projects for 2019 have been delayed due to late distribution by the respective ministries and will only commence next year, Lim Guan Eng revealed today.
— Malay Mail

Move on from race and religion, focus on poverty and corruption: Anwar
The ‘New Malaysia’ narrative should not be centred on race and religion, instead it should be in tackling urban poverty and combating corruption, said PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Redzuan: Utusan to return in 2020, help Putrajaya reach the public
Malay daily Utusan Malaysia is set to restart its operations in early 2020 after its surprise shut down, Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof said yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Survey: RTM is Malaysia’s most trusted media organisation
The findings of a survey commissioned by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism reveals that Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is the most trusted media organisation in Malaysia.
— Malay Mail

MetMalaysia issues storm advisory for Sabah
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued an advisory on a tropical storm Nakri that can cause strong winds and rough seas in the South China Sea, near Sabah waters.
— New Straits Times

Guan Eng: Govt may launch stimulus package if global economy weakens
The government may consider introducing an economic stimulus package if the global economy worsens next year, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— Malay Mail

At US$145,000, Malaysian homes get cheaper for foreign buyers. Will locals pay the price?
Foreigners looking to buy property in Malaysia can now do so for as little as 600,000 ringgit (US$145,000) following a controversial move by the government to slash the threshold for foreign buyers by 40 per cent to address an oversupply of high-rise units.
— South China Morning Post

First Vietnam Market in Malaysia to open in March 2020
The first Vietnam Market in Malaysia with 200 pavilions is scheduled to open in March 2020.
— VietnamPlus

‘They did not use Cambodian passports’
MALAYSIA has its reasons for not fulfilling a request from Cambodia to extradite a politician upon her arrival here recently.
— New Straits Times

Vietnamese market to debut in Malaysia next March
The first Vietnamese market in Malaysia is scheduled to be inaugurated in March 2020 with a scale of 20 pavilions, the Investment & Trade Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC) announced at a ceremony held in the city on November 9.
— NDO

Malaysian gamers set for SEA Games
Malaysian e-sports participants will have a chance to outgun their competitors at the first-ever e-sport event to be held at the 30th SEA Games at the end of the month.
— Inquirer.net

Malaysia’s shrinking families
Malaysia’s TFR is the fourth lowest in ASEAN after Singapore, Thailand and Brunei. In 2018, Malaysia’s TFR dropped further to 1.8 births per woman.
— Eleven Myanmar

Nurul Izzah invites Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy for meeting in Parliament
PKR MP Nurul Izzah Anwar is said to have invited Cambodia’s opposition figure Sam Rainsy to meet in Malaysia’s Parliament on Tuesday.
— Malay Mail

Food Bank Malaysia benefits more than 400,000 households
A total of 418,000 households in the B40 group nationwide benefited from the Food Bank Malaysia programme until last month.
— The Sun Daily

No exploitation in Pakatan Harapan: Mohamad Sabu
Pakatan Harapan does not exploit anyone or any party in tackling the many challenges as a government, according to Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu.
— The Sun Daily

Vote for BN will spur more politics of race and religion: Liew
A vote for MCA at the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election will only encourage Umno and PAS to propagate their divisive politics of race and religion, said a DAP strategist.
— The Sun Daily

Cities gone underwater by 2050? Rising sea levels study an ‘overestimation,’ authorities say
The National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (Nahrim) has today rebuked media reports quoting think tank Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS) on rising sea levels and how it affects the nation’s.
— Malay Mail

Najib campaigning to claim innocence, says Kit Siang
DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang today said, the presence of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak on Barisan Nasional’s (BN) campaign trail for the Tanjung Piai by-election was borne out of the need to prove himself innocent.
— The Sun Daily

75% increase in dengue cases
Malaysia has recorded a 75% increase in the number of dengue cases this year compared to the same period last year, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye (pix).
— The Sun Daily

28 Chinese nationals detained for online gambling
Twenty-eight Chinese nationals including three women believed to be involved in online gambling were arrested in a raid at a luxury bungalow at Jalan Kasawari, Ampang Jaya, yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak Coastal Guard modelled after Australia’s
The state government is using Western Australia and Northern Territory, Australia as a model for the establishment of the Sarawak Coastal Guard.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Forest management suggestion to control wild boar population, gets nod from farmers
Farmers have called on the Malacca state government, as well as the Wildlife and National Parks Department to introduce a new, sustainable mechanism that will help control the wild boar population, instead of merely relying on efforts to shoot or trap the animals.
— The Sun Daily

GLCs should provide intensive training for B40 fresh grads: Anwar
Government-linked companies (GLC) including petroleum conglomerate Petronas have been urged to provide extra intensive training for fresh graduates from the B40 group in enhancing their skills and employability.
— The Sun Daily

Agong graces cooperative entrepreneur carnival in Putrajaya
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today graced the Cooperative Entrepreneur Carnival organised by the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development.
— The Sun Daily

No job cuts for Bernama, RTM despite reforms, Gobind vows
Despite national news agency Bernama and state-owned broadcast channel RTM undergoing a lot of reforms and transformation, their staff will not face any job cuts in the near future, Gobind Singh Deo promised today.
— Malay Mail

SCCS stands tall as the vanguard against child cancer in Sarawak
Since its inception in 2001, The Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS) has helped 1,350 families whose children suffer from cancer.
— The Borneo Post

Meteorological Dept issues advisory on tropical depression Nakri
The Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued an advisory on tropical depression Nakri, which is expected to hit Sabah waters.
— The Sun Daily

Tahfiz schools should be under the purview of federal, state governments: Suhakam
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called for all tahfiz schools to be put under the purview of federal or state governments to avoid violence and abuse involving the students.
— The Sun Daily

Govt may launch stimulus package if global economy weakens: Lim
The government may consider introducing an economic stimulus package if the global economy worsens next year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).He said the matter had been discussed at Cabinet meetings before and after the tabling of Budget 2020.
— The Sun Daily

DBKU identifying potentially hazardous trees across city
The Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) is identifying and reviewing mature trees that have been planted for more than 30 years, which could potentially endanger the public.
— The Borneo Post

Suhakam: Tahfiz schools should be under the purview of federal, state governments
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today called for all tahfiz schools to be put under the purview of federal or state governments to avoid violence and abuse involving the students.
— Malay Mail

KPKT officers to be based in PPR to raise awareness on cleanliness
The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) will introduce a Community Cooperation Secretariat with three KPKT officers in selected People’s Housing Projects (PPRs) nationwide to raise community awareness on cleanliness, site management and revenue generation.
— The Sun Daily

No double standards against dissenters, Guan Eng says of Perak MB’s remark
There should be no double standards when it comes to Pakatan Harapan (PH) members and leaders speaking out of line, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today.
— Malay Mail

Dangerous trees in Sibu to be cut down
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting has directed his officers to inspect trees planted on the road sides of the city.
— The Borneo Post

Ministry’s officers to be based in People’s Housing Projects to raise awareness on cleanliness
The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) will introduce a Community Cooperation Secretariat with three KPKT officers in selected People’s Housing Projects (PPRs) nationwide to raise community awareness on.
— Malay Mail

 

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