Malaysia morning news for November 26

Malaysia morning news for November 26

Malaysia morning news

UK to take back 42 containers of plastic scrap illegally shipped to Malaysia
Britain will take back 42 containers filled with plastic waste that had been illegally shipped to Malaysia, authorities said on Monday.
— Reuters

Celcom and Maxis ink MoU to accelerate 5G rollout in Malaysia
Celcom Axiata Bhd and Maxis Bhd entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a potential partnership for the deployment of 5G infrastructure in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia impressed by South Korea’s advancement in aerospace: Mahathir
Malaysia is impressed with the progress and development achieved by South Korea in the aerospace industry, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
— The Sun Daily

Govt wants parents to erase negative perception against TVET
The negative perception that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a second choice for weak students compared to conventional academic field should be eliminated by parents, said Deputy Human Resources Minister, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.
— The Borneo Post

Ministry expects country’s furniture export to rise one per cent this year – Kok
Malaysia’s furniture exports are expected to rise one per cent this year against RM7.79 billion recorded in 2018 on the back of continued demand from customers despite global economic uncertainties, the Ministry of Primary Industries said today.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s AirAsia looks to expand into the Kingdom
Acknowledging the potential that Cambodia holds in terms of air travel and tourism, budget airline AirAsia is eyeing to expand into Cambodia through partnership with a local player.
— Khmer times

Shiah detentions in Malaysia fuel fears of crackdown
Syed Mohamad was celebrating a key date in the Muslim Shiah calendar in secret when officials burst in and detained him, one of several raids in Malaysia that have set the long-persecuted community on edge.
— Malay Mail

Sabah to protect forests, wildlife
The state government has identified areas to be gazetted for wildlife next year, just like what was being done in Africa, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— The Borneo Post

Mujahid: Govt to introduce module on minimum age for marriage
The government is in the midst of introducing a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure that guidelines on the minimum legal age for marriage are strictly adhered to.
— Malay Mail

Mujahid defends RM1.3 bil budget for Jakim
60% of the allocation goes to paying religious teachers and scholars, the de facto Islamic affairs minister tells his critics.
— FMT News

HR Ministry helped 41,000 grads gain employment from Jan-Oct: Mahfuz
The Human Resource Ministry assisted 41,000 graduates to gain employment in various sectors from January to October this year, said its deputy minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MRCB Quill REIT’s Q3 net profit declines 14.3% to RM17.6m
MRCB-Quill REIT (MQREIT) posted a 14.3% decline in net profit to RM17.64 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, from RM20.59 million due to lower revenue contribution from selected properties within the portfolio.
— The Sun Daily

Johor DOE officer charged with taking bribes
A Johor Department of Environment (DOE) officer was today charged at the sessions court here over four counts of accepting bribes amounting to RM7,200 three years ago.
— The Sun Daily

MNS president: Loss of Iman should be lesson to better protect endangered species
All Malaysians and not just the authorities should learn from the loss of Iman, the last female Sumatran rhinoceros in the country to take up the responsibility to protect animals especially endangered species.
— Malay Mail

Report: Boundary issue holding up Kelantan’s oil royalty payment
The thorny oil royalty row between PAS-led Kelantan and Pakatan Harapan-ruled Putrajaya can only be resolved after the state and federal governments determine the number of oil fields within the northeast state’s borders.
— Malay Mail

Graduate unemployment amongst subjects of discussion at Parliament today
Graduate unemployment will be amongst the topics discussed at the Dewan Rakyat today, alongside questions on the pension scheme expiry date, and the process to restore abandoned Felda second generation housing.
— The Sun Daily

LKIM studies pension, aid scheme to benefit 60,000 fishermen
The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) is studying establishing a pension or aid scheme to help ease the burden of some 60,000 fishermen who have been forced to stop from going to sea due to old age or illness.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah govt to consider using waste traps at water villages, says Liew
The Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment will study the method of setting up of waste traps using nets at the water villages in the state.
— Malay Mail

Police issued 102 summonses in Road Bully Ops in Taiping
Police issued 102 summonses to motorcyclists who committed various offenses in a Special Integrated Road Bully Operations at Jalan Tasek, Taiping, here, last night.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry ready to help powerlifters, says Syed Saddiq
Report says trio may have to skip Asian championships in Kazakhstan because of financial difficulties.
— FMT News

Nearly 300,000 using JobsMalaysia to find work says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR: There are some 290,898 active job seekers using the JobsMalaysia portal as of October this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
— The Star Online

Housing projects for second generation Felda settlers revived and underway
Once abandoned housing projects under the Felda New Generation Housing (PGBF) is now 70% in progress, says Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
— The Star Online

NS govt looking into mechanism to supervise bird’s nest industry
The Negri Sembilan government is conducting a study to come up with a mechanism to supervise the bird’s nest industry in the state, said State Urban Well-being, Housing, Local Government and New Villages Committee chairman Teo Kok Seong.
— The Sun Daily

DOSM: Malaysia’s gender gap is closing
The country’s Gender Gap Index has improved, with increased women empowerment in politics being the greatest contributor to the better score.
— The Star Online

Explosion of drums at illegal waste site shocks Kuala Selangor residents
Residents around Kampung Tambak Jawa, Kuala Selangor near here were shocked by a fire and explosion of drums believed to contain chemical substances dumped in an illegal waste site earlier this morning.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign fund outflow tapers for third straight week
The selloff of funds held by offshore investors slowed to RM187.2 million net of local equities from RM408.5 million recorded in the previous week, marking the third consecutive week of selloffs according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

Sirim QAS to slash turnaround time for product certification
Sirim QAS International Sdn Bhd aims to cut its turnaround time for product certification by half – to two to three weeks – by the end of 2020.
— The Sun Daily

A timely reminder: M’sia needs to reevaluate itself as a maritime nation
Malaysia needs to reevaluate itself as a maritime nation, says Mohamad Sabu.
— The Star Online

EC on standby for Sarawak state election, says chief
The Election Commission (EC) is ready for Sarawak state elections at any time, says EC chief Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun.
— The Star Online

Accountant General of Malaysia appointed to PIDM board
The Accountant General of Malaysia Yacob Mustafa has been appointed to Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia’s (PIDM) board of directors effective immediately.
— The Sun Daily

Illicit drug lab found in Klebang with nearly 110kg of goods worth over RM600,000 (VIDEO)
Police seized 109.8 kilogrammes of drugs worth more than RM600,000 in a house raid at Klebang here last Friday night, busting an illegal processing laboratory.
— Malay Mail

In renewed push, Dong Jiao Zong urges Chinese school boards to reject Jawi script lessons
Chinese education group Dong Jiao Zong and Chinese-based NGOs want the state branches of the Chinese School Management Board Association to hold a meeting and refuse the implementation of Jawi script lessons in their.
— Malay Mail

Introduce homegrown state players requirement, FAM told
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) should consider requiring all clubs in the country to have a certain number of registered homegrown state players in their squad.
— The Sun Daily

Ringgit opens slightly lower against US dollar
The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today as traders remained on the sidelines waiting for more positive signs before the new tariffs by the United States (US) on Chinese imports kicks off on Dec 15, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak govt approves 1.2-ha land for church in Kuching
The Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) finally has land to build its church and community centre catering to 11,000 parishioners in the Sarawak capital city.
— Malay Mail

IR4.0 not used as excuse for introducing new tech: MEF
Employers are not using IR4.0 as a back door to introduce new technology, Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsudin Baradan said.
— The Sun Daily

Posts of ministers and deputies need not necessarily be given to politicians: Analyst
Political affiliation should make way for expertise in the choice of candidates for positions in the Cabinet, according to a political analyst.
— The Sun Daily

Wee questions Guan Eng over channelling of RM30m TAR UC funds to TAA
Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong (pix) has taken Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to task over the appointment of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Alumni Association (TAA) to manage the RM30 million Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) trust fund.
— The Sun Daily

Political meets that made an impact on the country’s political landscape
The meeting that took place between 17 Umno MPs led by Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali set tongues wagging on what had transpired during the high-profile outing.
— Malay Mail

Chemistry Festival next March
Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM) Sarawak will be organising a Chemistry Festival in March next year to connect students, teachers, universities and industries.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sirim QAS aims to be centre for fire-testing services in Southeast Asia
Testing, inspection and certification body Sirim QAS International Sdn Bhd wants to position itself as the regional fire protection testing hub in Southeast Asia (SEA).
— The Sun Daily

Redzuan says Lynas shut down not part of Pakatan manifesto
The closure of rare earth processing plant Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Gebeng, Pahang is not part of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto as often raised by some quarters, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri.
— Malay Mail

Seven Malaysians win awards for inspiring service to family
The government gave out special awards today to seven Malaysians in recognition of their dedication and commitment to uphold the family and inspire others to cherish the most basic unit of society.
— Malay Mail

BEM to have worship and community centre in Kuching soon
Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) will soon have a worship and community centre at Taman Desa Wira, here. The 2.8 acres, on which the centre will be built, was given by the state government recently.
— The Borneo Post


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