Malaysia morning news for November 27

Malaysia morning news for November 27

Malaysia morning news

CM: Malaysia cannot be too dependent on fossil fuels, renewable energy is the way forward
Malaysia has to relook at its energy policy if it were to achieve a ‘Clean Malaysia’ status, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Finance minister: Govt maintains 4.7pc GDP growth target for 2019
The government is maintaining its projection of 4.7 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019 despite the weaker third-quarter (Q3) performance and external headwinds, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— Malay Mail

China new market for Malaysia’s pineapple
China has become Malaysia’s new international market for the premium pineapple variety, MD2, following the durian’s success in penetrating the country last May.
— Malay Mail

AI-powered adtech platform ADBRO closes financing round with 500 Startups, eyeing APAC expansion
ADBRO, the Malaysia-based adtech startup that specialises in in-image programmatic marketing for publishers and advertisers, announces that it has secured financing from 500 Startups.
— e27

Muhyiddin leads Malaysian delegation to Asean transnational crime conference in Bangkok
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 13th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) and its related meetings in Bangkok.
— Malay Mail

Sandakan airport’s taxiway, apron to be upgraded soon, says Frankie Poon
Upgrading work on the Sandakan airport taxiway and apron will start soon while the runway extension is pending an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report approval, says Frankie Poon.
— The Star Online

Rubber to contribute RM41 bln in 2020
The rubber industry is expected to contribute RM41 billion in 2020 from RM40 billion estimated for this year, driven mainly by the downstream sector including rubber glove, according to Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia frees Sydney grandmother catfished by global drug syndicate
Australian woman Maria Exposto, who claims she was duped into smuggling drugs by an international drug ring posing online as a US Army captain, has been released from custody after her death sentence was overturned by Malaysia’s Federal Court.

Malaysia hints at resuming relations with North Korea
Malaysia premier hinted Tuesday that his country is talking to Pyongyang and would resume relations with North Korea.
— AA

Bad governance and money politics translates to erratic voting patterns, says think tank chief
Bad governance, money politics and failure to effectively tackle problems plaguing the masses translate into erratic voting patterns, says Thai-based Nation-Building Institute International (NBII) chairman Prof Dr Kriengsak Chareonwongsak.
— The Star Online

54.4% drop in commercial crime losses in Malacca
Losses resulting from commercial crime in Malacca in the first 10 months of this year have dropped to RM22.59 million, compared to RM49.55 million recorded in the same period last year, according to its police chief Datuk Mat Kasim Karim.
— The Sun Daily

Today’s top tech news: Tourplus raises US$400K, developer school 42 launches in Malaysia
Malaysia’s Tourplus raises US$400K to enter China – Press Release Malaysian traveltech startup Tourplus today announced an investment of US$400,000 by SOSV Chinaccelerator and a China private investor.
— e27

GOF seizes contraband cigarettes, liquor in two separate operations
The 11th Battalion General Operations Force (GOF) seized a lorry filled with 8,440 cartons of contraband cigarettes worth more than RM2 million this morning.
— The Borneo Post

Anwar says dismissal of PKR members were necessary
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he reacted with disbelief when told about the alleged wrongdoings by two PKR members.
— The Sun Daily

Govt mulls proposal to set up housing loan bank
The government is considering a proposal to set up a special bank to ease the process of loans application for affordable and low-cost housing, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
— The Borneo Post

MACC admits agency erred in recommending political party to take disciplinary action
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has admitted to making a mistake by recommending a political party to take action against its members alleged to have been involved in misconducts.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak party president denies criticising Dayaks, says it’s fake news
Parti Sarawak Bersatu chief Wong Soon Koh says some people are trying to damage his reputation by circulating a doctored article of him purportedly criticising Dayaks.
— FMT News

Businessman Bustari Yusof returns RM3.68m to govt
Businessman Tan Sri Bustari Yusof has returned RM3,683,117.94, allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad financial scandal, to the Malaysian government.
— The Sun Daily

UMS distances itself from pro-Nazi graduate, says action ‘personal view’
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) has today distanced itself from the act of a graduate who gave a “Heil Hitler” salute during its convocation ceremony recently, but said it was his “personal view”.
— Malay Mail

Motac actively promoting VMY2020 overseas: Minister
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) is actively promoting Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020), especially in populous countries.
— The Sun Daily

Thai masseurs detained for offering sex services in Sungai Petani
The Kedah Immigration Department arrested nine Thai women suspected of offering sex services following raids on two massage parlours in Sungai Petani last night.
— The Sun Daily

PM receives updates on MRT2, KTMB electric train coaches at Hyundai facility
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today visited Hyundai Rotem, during which he was given updates on works done by the company on the MRT2 project as well as the electric train coaches for KTMB.
— The Sun Daily

Ministry may make pondok schools a tourist attraction, says Mohamaddin
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) is developing initiatives and strategic plans to make pondok (Islamic religious shelter) schools as part of the country’s tourist attraction.
— Malay Mail

Umno deputy: What caused Malaysian flag snafu? ‘Ignorance’ and no real love for country
The Malaysian flag mix-up at a basketball tournament here recently was due to ignorance and a lack of appreciation for the country, and not racism, said Umno deputy president Datuk Mohamad Hasan.
— Malay Mail

Dutch experience to help Penang become a ‘water wise city’
The Penang government wants to learn from Dutch experts on sustainable water management to ensure that the state remains resilient and livable.
— The Sun Daily

New permit fee rate for private school teachers next year
Starting next year the permit fee rate for teachers teaching in private educational institutions will be implemented as specified in the Education Regulations (Teaching Permit) 2013.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sabah varsity graduate draws online flak for Nazi salute at convocation
A graduating student from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is under fire on social media after pictures spread of his Nazi salute on stage during his convocation ceremony.
— Malay Mail

Negri assemblymen to handle JKM monthly aid termination notice
The Department of Social Welfare (JKM) will be directed to issue its monthly aid termination notice to the constituency’s assemblyman starting next year, according to State Women, Family and Welfare Committee chairman Nicole Tan Lee Koon.
— The Sun Daily

Pan Borneo Highway: Government will protect welfare of PDP staff – Baru Bian
The government has assured that the welfare of the project delivery partner (PDP) staff involved in the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak, will be protected as specified under the Employment Act 1955.
— The Borneo Post

7-Eleven Malaysia Q3 net profit rises to RM17 million
7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 rose 1.3% to RM16.98 million from RM16.76 million a year ago thanks to the increase in revenue and higher marketing income.
— The Sun Daily

Reps claim absence during senator election not protest
The two PKR assemblymen who were not present during the election of a senator in the state assembly sitting yesterday said their absence was in no way a protest.
— The Sun Daily

Yeoh: Click on Family Services Directory for early assistance
The Family Services Directory developed by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) will be an important platform for the public to obtain information on family support services.
— Malay Mail

Nothing unusual about Agriculture Ministry sec-gen’s transfer, says Salahuddin
The transfer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries secretary general Datuk Mohd Sallehhuddin Hassan to the Public Services Department (JPA) is a normal procedure.
— Malay Mail

PKR should abide by MACC statement: Zuraida
PKR should adhere to the statement of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, which admitted its mistake in suggesting to the party to take disciplinary action against its members said to be involved in misconduct.
— The Sun Daily

Six more states to upgrade solid waste management system by year-end, says Zuraida
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has expressed confidence that all remaining six states will be a party to the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 by the end of the year.
— Malay Mail

Ex-airman wins RM235,000 in damages after cops arrested, but failed to remand him… four times
A former Royal Malaysian Air Force captain has won a civil case against the police and the government, after suing them for wrongful arrest and detention stemming from a raid at his work premises here in 2017.
— Malay Mail

Major government and private fintech startup programmes in Malaysia
Early fintech players faced bureaucratic hurdles, red-tape, and lack of consumer trust.
— e27

Serba Dinamik posts higher net profit in Q3 this year
Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd recorded a higher net profit of RM113.16 million in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 against RM83.23 million in the same quarter last year.
— New Sarawak Tribune

New RTM channels next year
Television viewers will get to watch more shows next year when the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) sets up new channels through the national broadcasting station Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Private companies should hire ex-convicts: Syed Saddiq
The Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) has urged private sector companies to participate in the Yellow Ribbon programme which was aimed at providing employment opportunities to former convicts among youths in the country.
— The Sun Daily

SEDC subsidiary sole agent for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in SE Asia
Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC Sarawak), was today appointed as the sole agent for “Feichi” hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in South-east Asia.
— Malay Mail

Federal Court rules housing controller has no power to grant extension of time to developers
The Federal Court here today ruled that the housing controller has no power to grant an extension of time (EOT) to developers to complete their property development projects.
— The Sun Daily

Selangor govt investigating why drums containing chemicals were set ablaze
The incident of over 200 chemical drums which caught fire and exploded at the Sixteenth Mile, Jalan Kapar, Kampung Tambak Jawa, Jeram, Kuala Selangor near here, is being investigated to determine if it was due to mischief.
— The Sun Daily

HRDF Conference 2019 highlights ways to embrace IR4.0
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) Conference and Exhibition 2019 will highlight how technology can be leveraged to personalise the experience across an employee’s life-cycle and enhance their productivity at the workplace in the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).
— The Sun Daily

SC launches SRI roadmap to drive sustainable development
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today released the Sustainable and Responsible Investment Roadmap for the Malaysian Capital Market (SRI Roadmap) aimed at creating an SRI ecosystem and lay out the role of the capital market in driving Malaysia’s sustainable development.
— The Sun Daily

Federal Court rules controller of housing has no power to grant EOT
The Federal Court this morning ruled that the controller of housing does not have the power to grant extension of time (EOT) to housing developers.
— The Sun Daily

Sime Darby Q1 earnings up 9.3%
Sime Darby Bhd reported a net profit of RM246 million for the group’s first quarter (Q1) ended Sept 30, 2019 (Q120), a 9.3% increase from RM225 million in the same quarter a year ago, driven by strong growth in the group’s industrial division, particularly its Australasia and China operations, as well as improvement in the group’s.
— The Sun Daily

UEM Sunrise’s Q3 profit up 28% RM28m
UEM Sunrise Bhd reported a 28% growth in net profit to RM28 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 versus RM21.17 million in the same period a year ago, largely due to projects’ development savings and higher margin from land disposal in Iskandar Puteri.
— The Sun Daily

TM swings back to the black in Q3 with RM261.31m profit
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) returned to the black registering a net profit of RM261.31 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 against a net loss of RM175.59 million in the previous corresponding period, thanks to ongoing cost optimisation.
— The Sun Daily

LBS Bina registers Q3 net profit of RM21 million
LBS Bina Group Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 dropped 12.7% to RM21.06 million from RM24.14 million a year ago, due mainly to higher finance costs and operating expenses.
— The Sun Daily

IOI Properties reports improved results for first quarter
IOI Properties Group Bhd’s net profit rose by 22% to RM136.64 million for its first quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 from RM111.96 million reported in the same quarter of the previous year attributed to higher operating profits from its property development business.
— The Sun Daily

Cops meet Malaysian Basketball Association president over botched national flag
The police called in the President of the Malaysian Basketball Association (MABA) over the incident in which a Jalur Gemilang with a five-pointed star was electronically displayed at the opening ceremony of a basketball.
— Malay Mail


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