Malaysia morning news for November 15

Malaysia morning news for November 15

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s population in 3Q up 0.06% to 32.63 million
Malaysia’s population rose by 0.06% in the third quarter ended Sept 30,2019 to 32.63 million from a year ago while the Statistics Department data showed the number of people aged 65 and above was on the rise.
— The Star Online

Malaysia Airlines targets 15pc reduction of non-critical components
Malaysia Airlines aims to reduce non-critical parts and components cost by 15 per cent via a Vendor Development Programme (VDP) under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Entrepreneur.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Govt to provide RM20.7b in cash, incentives over five years for digitalisation
The government is providing RM20.7 billion worth of cash and non-cash incentives for over five years from next year to assist Malaysian companies’ transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), said Finance Minister.
— Malay Mail

The key new Putin link to Malaysia Airlines MH-17 catastrophe
In a critical announcement on Thursday, investigators examining the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH-17 forensically linked the disaster to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
— Washington Examiner

Sarawak approves RM9.89b supply bill
The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today approved the Supply Bill 2020, which allocates RM9.891 billion for the state budget next year.
— The Sun Daily

Personal Data Protection Act review to include cross-border hacking activities – Gobind
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is currently reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 to ensure it also applies to those receiving leaked information along with data leakers.
— The Borneo Post

Indonesia ordered Cambodia’s Rainsy barred from flight: Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had stopped veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from boarding a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian authorities.
— CNA

Mahathir demands explanation from US aviation authority for air safety downgrade
Malaysia is demanding an explanation from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the downgrade of the country’s air safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2.
— The Sun Daily

Penang seeks RM100m from Putrajaya to repair low-cost flats
The Penang state government has applied for an RM100.8 million allocation from the Housing and Local Government Ministry to fund maintenance and repair works at low-cost flats in the state.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak on track to achieve Malaria elimination by 2020, says Chief Minister
Sarawak is on track to achieve Malaria elimination by 2020, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

India offers 300 scholarships to Malaysian students: Maszlee
PARIS: The government of India is offering full scholarships to 300 Malaysian students to pursue their tertiary studies. Malaysia’s Educaton Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) said the matter was conveyed to him by India’s Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank when they met on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 40th Session of the …
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to invest in data analytics to pursue spirit of mobility in education: Maszlee
Malaysia strives to include the spirit of mobility in education by, among others, investing in predictive data analytics, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng: Economy remains resilient, supported by devt expenditure
The country’s economic growth is still resilient despite the US-China trade dispute backlash and the projected world merchandise trade volume growth of only 1.2 per cent in 2019, instead of the 2.6 per cent increase forecast in April.
— The Borneo Post

AirAsia X’s third-quarter net loss widens to RM229.9m
AirAsia X Bhd’s (AAX) net loss for the third quarter (Q3) ended Sept 30, 2019 widened to RM229.89 million from RM197.47 million a year ago, due to higher taxation, finance costs and foreign exchange losses.
— The Sun Daily

Maybank to boost financial literacy through award programme
Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) yesterday hosted its inaugural Maybank Financial Education Excellence Awards and plans to expand this award progressively across markets where the programme is being run in the coming years.
— The Sun Daily

Air safety downgrade: Malaysia demands FAA explanation – Dr Mahathir
Malaysia is demanding an explanation from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the downgrade of the country’s air safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2.
— The Borneo Post

Umno-MCA-PAS co-operation hypcritical: Mahathir
MCA’s recent close cooperation with PAS, where Umno plays the role of the ‘middleman’, is nothing but an insincere and hypocritical charter with the sole purpose of winning the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Increase in number of complaints on fake news
The increase in the number of complaints on fake news shows that the public is now more aware about not spreading unverified and fake news, says Gobind Singh Deo.
— The Sun Daily

Sime Darby: No plans to exit Hong Kong amid violent protests
Sime Darby Bhd has no plans to exit the Hong Kong operations despite the escalating demonstrations on the island.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry: Seven million M’sians may suffer from diabetes by 2025
Although 3.6 million Malaysians are confirmed diabetics – the highest rate in Asia – many more are unaware that they actually suffer from this disease, says the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

MMEA detains boat loaded with gravel in Sarikei waters
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) has detained a boat loaded with gravel at about nine nautical miles south of Tanjong Jerijeh, Sarikei, at 4.54 yesterday afternoon.
— The Borneo Post

MPKK: Federal government not involved in appointments, paying allowance
The federal government does not interfere in the appointments of the members of the Village Committee Management Council (MPKK), said Deputy Rural Development Minister, R. Sivarasa.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Location of Sabah, Sarawak High Court Registrar to be rotated every ten years between states
The relocation of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar will be based on a ten year rotation between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, which will take effect tomorrow (Friday, Nov 15).
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak govt to connect Lubok Antu schools with power supply
The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is set to connect several schools in the Lubok Antu parliamentary constituency with electricity supply.
— The Borneo Post

Mujahid: Rise in racial and religious tension a result of renewed freedom of expression
The rise in racial and religious tension in Malaysia is a result of renewed freedom of expression brought about by the new change in government, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.
— Malay Mail

MOH creates National Framework for Rare Diseases
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has set up a National Framework for Rare Diseases to create a governance committee for those suffering from such ailments in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng: Malaysia’s economy remains resilient, supported by development expenditure
The country’s economic growth is still resilient despite the US-China trade dispute backlash and the projected world merchandise trade volume growth of only 1.2 per cent in 2019, instead of the 2.6 per cent increase forecast.
— Malay Mail

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

Margma: Export revenue to miss target this year, but to rebound next year
The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) expects the industry’s export revenue to rebound to RM20.68 billion in 2020 from a projected RM18.2 billion 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

WWF to focus on land and sea conservation in Sabah
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia is focusing on two key conservation initiatives – land and sea – as its next project in Sabah.
— The Star Online

GDB bags RM20.67m construction contract from Hua Yang
GDB Holdings Bhd, via its newly acquired 70%-owned subsidiary, GDB Geotechnics Sdn Bhd, has been appointed as the main contractor for a serviced apartments project known as Aviary Residence @ Puchong Horizon.
— The Sun Daily

Police repeats warning signs of dubious loan offers after scammers take in RM57m nationwide
Financial loans that require the borrower to make an upfront payment for its release is typically a scam, the police reiterated today.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya to bear RM10.3b cost of Tabung Haji’s rescue and restructuring plan
The government will bear RM10.3 billion premium to ensure the financial health of Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) is restored as part of the rescue and restructuring plan of the pilgrimage fund, Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd.
— Malay Mail

Ministry optimistic to establish 191 smart villages by next year
The Ministry of Rural Development is optimistic that the establishment of 191 smart villages in the rural areas next year will be achieved while accelerating the growth of the digital economy that will benefit the local population.
— The Sun Daily

HRDF to train 1,000 women a year through housewife training programme
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) plans to train 1,000 women annually through its Housewives Enhancement and Reactivate Talent Scheme (Hearts) programme.
— The Sun Daily

Allocation for youth organisations streamlined, not cut
The allocation for youth organisations have not been slashed but was streamlined to give focus on programme implementation and not only concentrated on administration expenses only.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor to adopt various measures to resolve Unisel’s debt problem, says MB
The Selangor government is working on several measures to resolve the bad debt problem of the Universiti Selangor (Unisel) totalling about RM30 million, the state legislative assembly was told today.
— Malay Mail

BTM Resources to venture into LPG business
BTM Resources Bhd is partnering with Markmore Energy (Labuan) Ltd (MELL) for the proposed production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from natural gas supplied from the Rakushechnoye oil and gas field.
— The Sun Daily

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

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

Sarawak should have own High Court Registry, Milton suggests
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth secretary-general Milton Foo has proposed that Sarawak should have its own High Court Registry to reflect the composition of Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

Opposition claims moral victory over walkabout permits
Opposition lawmakers are happy the police will not enforce their requirement for by-election candidates to obtain permits from them for walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning.
— Malay Mail

Empire Resorts shareholders approve merger with Genting Malaysia
Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) announced that its proposed privatisation of Empire Resorts Inc will be moving ahead, after it gained approval from Empire shareholders at a special meeting held on Nov 13 for the merger exercise.
— The Sun Daily

Group demands review of Teoh Beng Hock inquest after judge involved charged with corruption
The Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy said the corruption charge against the judge who presided over the political aide’s death inquest has put the outcome under suspicion.
— Malay Mail

T7 Global lands umbrella contract from Vestigo Petroleum
Tanjung Offshore Services Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of T7 Global Bhd, has snagged an umbrella contract from Vestigo Petroleum Sdn Bhd for the provision of integrated well services for well intervention, workover and abandonment.
— The Sun Daily

Nearly 150,000 restaurants inspected on smoking ban
The Health Ministry inspected 146,607 restaurant premises from January up till November 3 this year to ensure that the smoking ban is observed.
— Malay Mail

Govt priority to prevent corruption and abuse of power: Mahathir
One of the priorities of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is to take clear and firm steps to ensure that acts of corruption and power abuse are not committed by the country’s leaders, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Mobile app developed to help KL Rapid Bus commuters
A mobile application has been developed to help plan travelling using KL Rapid Bus, with regards to the actual time of arrival of the buses at a certain locations.
— The Sun Daily

PSEE exemption for handicapped to serve in public sector
The handicapped group now no longer has to sit for the Public Service Entry Exam (PSEE) to become a civil servant, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Man gets 146 strokes, 4 years’ jail for misappropriating RM2.4 million in Malaysia
A former Melaka State Education Trust Fund (TAPEM) administrative assistant was sentenced to four years’ jail and 146 strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court on Wednesday for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving over RM2.4 million (US$600,000).
— CNA

 

 

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