Malaysia morning news for November 14

Malaysia morning news for November 14

Malaysia morning news

Masing: State govt approves RM30.5 mln to install VTMS at Kuching Port in 2020
The state government has approved RM30.5 million to install the Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) at Kuching Port in 2020, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing told the august House today.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak’s economic growth to rise to 6 per cent in 2020, says Uggah
Sarawak’s economy is projected to grow at 5.5 to 6 per cent next year from 4.5 to 5 per cent this year with the continued implementation of major projects, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia vows improvements after aviation downgrade
Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority has pledged to nnake changes after its air safety rating was downgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
— Travel mole

Najib’s third trial to begin this Monday
The trial involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) and former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy, who are accused of tampering with the 1MDB final audit report, will begin on Monday as scheduled.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak reps unite against decision to relocate Sabah, Sarawak High Court Registrar to Kota Kinabalu
The rejection of the emergency motion to reiterate and protest against the decision to relocate the office of the Registrar of High Court in Sabah and Sarawak from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu is “unfortunate”, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Abdullah Saidol.
— The Borneo Post

60% of consultants hired by Petronas are locals: Azmin
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said 60% of consultants hired by Petronas as of August this year were locals.
— The Sun Daily

Focus on 4Rs and 4Ms to enhance national unity
THE government should be applauded for the recent establishment of the new National Consultative Council for People’s Harmony (Majlis Perundingan Keharmonian Rakyat).
— New Straits Times

Margma: Export revenue to miss target this year, but to rebound next year
The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) is projecting export revenue to rebound to RM20.68 billion in 2020 after expected lower sales this year.
— The Sun Daily

Petronas Chemicals’ Q3 profit halves on compressed margin
Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd’s (PetChem) net profit slump 54.1% to RM553 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 against RM1.21 billion in the previous corresponding period, largely due to compressed margin.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to consider 7-day paternity leave proposal for private sector
The Malaysian Cabinet may discuss, by the end of the year, calls for the implementation of seven-day paternity leave for the private sector, said Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran on Wednesday (Nov 13).
— Channel NewsAsia

KNM bags another purchase order worth US$5.18m in Thailand
KNM Group Bhd has accepted another purchase order worth US$5.184 million (RM21.52 million) purchase order from PSS Netherlands B.V. Sharjah Branch.
— The Sun Daily

Kulasegaran: No plans to increase retirement age to 65
The government has no plans to change the retirement age of 60 despite proposals to increase it by another five years, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
— The Star Online

Sarawak-Kalimantan border security road network now ‘crucial’, says Masing
The construction of a Border Security Road Network between Sarawak and Kalimantan is now “crucial” given Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s announcement on August 26 on the relocation of his country’s capital, said Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing.
— The Borneo Post

MISC’s Q3 net profit falls 22% on impairment losses
MISC Bhd’s net profit shrank 22.0% to RM266.1 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 against RM341.0 million in the same quarter of the previous year, mainly due to lower contribution from the offshore business as well as impairment losses on ships, offshore floating asset and other investments.
— The Sun Daily

Altercation in Sarawak assembly over alternative financing
An altercation broke out in the Sarawak State Assembly between Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah and DAP’s Kota Sentosa State Assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen over the state government’s proposal to raise funds.
— Malay Mail

New technologies present huge opportunities in customer experience industry: Gobind
The impact of new and disruptive technologies presents a huge opportunity for Malaysia’s customer experience (CX) workforce in capitalising and upskilling into higher-value roles in the industry, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Review exemption of Cabotage Policy implementation, S’wak govt urges Putrajaya
The state government has requested the federal government to revisit or review the exemption of the Cabotage Policy implementation, says Infrastructure and Ports Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia Debt Ventures sets up more than RM50m fund to support digital economy development
Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd (MDV) has committed more than RM50 million in funds under the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan-Vendor Development Programme (NFCP-VDP) to support the development of the digital economy.
— Malay Mail

Lee: Review new road tax renewal system to make it convenient for motorcyclists in the state
Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin has called on the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to review the new system of paying road tax to suit motorists in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Selling vape liquids containing nicotine illegal: Lee
Currently, there are no electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) or vape devices that have been registered as smoking cessation tool or medication, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
— The Sun Daily

Police foil drug smuggling attempt at KLIA 2
A man who attempted to smuggle drugs believed to be syabu at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2), failed when police found the banned substance tied to his body.
— The Sun Daily

Here’s where you can use TNG RFID on PLUS Expressway from Jan 1
CIMB and PLUS have jointly announced that they are offering multiple cashless payment options for highway users starting next year.
— Malay Mail

Petroleum products can be sold below govt prices
Petroleum products can be retailed below the government stipulated prices as competition among petroleum companies, said Domestic Trade, Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MED eyes six new anchor firms under VIPP
The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) targets six more anchor firms under the Vendor Innovation Partnership Programme (VIPP).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s air safety downgrade will not affect tourist arrivals — Amiruddin
The downgrade of Malaysia’s air safety rating will not affect foreign tourist arrivals in the country, said Finance Deputy Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.
— The Borneo Post

MUI Properties to take 40.7% stake in Australian gold explorer Nex Metals
MUI Properties Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Cesuco Trading Ltd, will be taking up a 40.73% stake in ASX-listed gold exploration company Nex Metals Explorations Ltd, following the conversion of a A$1.5 million secured convertible note.
— The Sun Daily

Johor’s needs to be prioritised in times of water crisis: Malaysian water minister
The Malaysian government will prioritise the water needs of Johoreans over those of outsiders in the event of a water crisis, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar on Tuesday (Nov 12).
— CNA

Nearly 349,000 names of dead voters removed from electoral rolls since 2017
The Election Commission (EC) has removed 348,098 names of dead voters from the electoral rolls from 2017 until Aug 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— The Borneo Post

TMJ gives RM500k M’sia Cup reward to Johor govt
The Regent of Johor and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) owner, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, has given the RM500,000 Malaysia Cup reward to the Johor state government.
— The Star Online

MMA: Boost number of permanent doctors, give equal treatment to contract docs
The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is urging the government to increase the number of permanent posts for doctors and to treat contract doctors the same way as it treats permanent doctors by giving them similar pay.
— The Star Online

Bursa Malaysia expects 40 new listings next year
Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift expects 40 new listings to take place next year, including 30 for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).
— The Sun Daily

Bill on parenthood leave in Parliament by next March, says HR minister
The government’s proposal to extend both maternity and paternity leave in the private sector will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat by the next parliamentary meeting in March 2020 at the very latest.
— Malay Mail

DUN rejects emergency motion on Sabah, Sarawak High Court Registrar’s move to Kota Kinabalu
An emergency motion seeking for the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) to reiterate and reaffirm its protest against the decision to relocate the office of the Registrar of High Court in Sabah and Sarawak from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah effective this Friday was rejected in the august House today.
— The Borneo Post

Cycling association proposes velodromes be open to Mat Lajak
An effort is under way to get “Mat Lajak” children off highways, and this entails opening up velodromes for them to indulge in their passion.
— The Sun Daily

93% of missing children in Malacca eventually returned home: PDRM
A total of 303 children under the age of 18 were reported missing in the state from 2010 to Oct 2019, said Malacca police chief Datuk Mat Kasim Karim.
— The Sun Daily

770 hectares under pineapple in inter-cropping project — Ministry
A total of 770 hectares of land have been cultivated with pineapple since the implementation in 2016 of the integrated pineapple project where pineapple is inter-cropped with oil palm and rubber, the Dewan Rakyat heard yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Malacca police nab pusher, seize syabu worth RM400,000
A suspected drug pusher was detained with 8.2 kg of syabu worth RM400,000 in the Taman Dimensi area, Alor Gajah here, last Saturday.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor’s water treatment plants recent shutdowns due to contamination
The Selangor state legislative assembly was today told contamination was the reason the water treatment plants in the state had to be shut down 744 times from 2008 until June this year.
— The Sun Daily

Fuel tanker catches fire near Menora Tunnel, cause congestion
A tanker carrying fuel caught fire at Km265 North-South Expressway (PLUS) (north-bound) before the Menora Tunnel this morning causing traffic congestion.
— The Sun Daily

Medical group wants equal pay for doctors, longer service contract, more public posts
Unequal pay between contractual and permanent medical officers (MOs) and shorter service at public health institution that reduces their work experience are just some of the issues plaguing Malaysia’s health sector.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak Speaker regretfully rejects PKR rep’s motion on court office shift from Kuching to KK
PKR’s See Chee How was unsuccessful in getting the Sarawak state legislative assembly to reaffirm its decision today to reject the relocation of the office of the Principal Registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak from.
— Malay Mail

Regulating piracy can help the local music industry, say artistes
The setting up of a regulatory body for the local music industry can help revitalize the sector which is currently in a state of stagnation due to various issues, including piracy.
— The Sun Daily

Demystifying Industrial Revolution 4.0
Given the lacklustre global economy and challenging market conditions, many businesses are looking towards adopting Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) to boost efficiency and stay ahead of market competition.
— The Sun Daily

 

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