Malaysia morning news for November 29

Malaysia morning news for November 29

Malaysia morning news

Plastic waste recycling factories sanctioned by DoE
Like an infection, the plastic waste malice has spread beyond the ports. Recycling plants in this industrial town have become the latest flashpoint of this environmental problem.
— The Sun Daily

Immigration: Over 40,000 foreigners barred from entering Malaysia this year
The Immigration Department has barred 44,941 foreigners from entering Malaysia this year for failing to fulfil terms of entry.
— The Star Online

MITI, Malaysian companies to undertake trade and investment mission to Japan
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), 60 Malaysian companies and Government officials will be undertaking a trade and investment mission (TIM) to Japan beginning from tomorrow until Dec 5, 2019.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia reopens probe into death of Dutch model for possible murder
Malaysian authorities on Wednesday said they would reopen investigations into the death of a Dutch model nearly two years ago, after a local court ruled that there was reason to believe she may have been killed.
— Reuters

Sarawak aims for zero open burning
Sarawak is aiming for zero open burning and less haze during dry weather next year following stringent laws on open burning.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Derivatives, unrealised forex losses tip AirAsia into the red in Q3
AirAsia Bhd recorded a net loss of RM51.44 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 (Q3 19), from a net profit of RM915.88 million, due to a fair value loss on derivatives of RM238 million and a unrealised losses on foreign exchange of RM112 million.
— The Sun Daily

Emulate South Korea to develop Malaysian export industry — Tun Mahathir
Malaysia should emulate South Korea in applying global thinking to further develop the export industry, and not merely depend on the domestic market, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Edge Markets

NAP 2.0 to be launched in 2021, will boost modernisation of agro-food business
The National Agro-Food Policy 2.0 (NAP 2.0), which will be launched in 2021, will boost the modernisation process in the sector, managing the demand and supply of national food supply.
— The Sun Daily

Nets cards accepted at 7,400 points in Malaysia
Singaporeans can now use their Nets ATM cards to make payments in Malaysia at more than 7,400 points across tourist and retail hot spots in Johor Baru, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
— The Straits Times

Malaysia, China to tackle cross-border cyber crime
Malaysia and China will enhance cooperation to tackle cross-border cyber crime which has increased at an alarming and worrying rate, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Edge Markets

RM323k worth of illicit cigarettes seized by GOF in Sibu
Some 1,346 cartons of contraband cigarettes worth RM323,040 were confiscated by the 10th Battalion General Operation Force (GOF) in an operation Wednesday (Nov 27).
— The Star Online

Axiata’s Q3 net profit slides 9.4% to RM119.7m
Axiata Group Bhd saw a 9.4% decrease in its net profit to RM119.7 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30 from RM132.1 million, due to the absence of M1 Limited’s contribution following its disposal, as well as higher taxes in Bangladesh.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia still discriminates against women over citizenship
Eight months pregnant, Noor (not her real name) flew from Washington back home to Malaysia, desperate to arrive before her baby did.
— Economist

Wood manufacturers generate RM118m in exports at trade fair
Malaysian wood manufacturers generated over RM118 million in export value for their businesses at the Malaysian Wood Expo (MWE) 2019, held on Nov 20, according to a statement released by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian tourism records growth, but hotels are still empty
Fresh off recent announcement of positive international tourist arrival growth, the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has revealed that hotels in the country are registering lower occupancy.
— The Star Online

Air Selangor attributes sinkholes to constant vibrations from construction sites and heavy vehicles
Air Selangor has sprung to its own defence as fingers are being pointed at it over the three sinkhole incidents in Kuala Lumpur.
— The Sun Daily

RHL Ventures launches accelerator programme for startups in emerging technologies in Malaysia
Private investment firm RHL Ventures has announced the launch of an accelerator programme to identify and scale Malaysian businesses dealing in emerging technologies.
— e27

Amid IS warning for SE Asia, ex-Malaysian militant claims passports readily available for sale
Islamic State (IS) militants from South-east Asian countries who fought in Syria may be able to travel home to the region using stolen identities and passports, a former Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader has warned.
— Malay Mail

All original copies of 1MDB audit report destroyed except one
Former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang today told the High Court that he ordered all original copies of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report to be destroyed except one copy for keeping.
— The Borneo Post

Bright future for maritime industry
The potential for growth in the marine industry in the near future is high, said Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Issue of two Malacca assemblymen resolved amicably: Anwar
The issue of the two Malacca assemblymen from PKR who were absent at the state assembly sitting when voting the motion to appoint Malacca PKR chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Bachik as senator, has been amicably resolved.
— The Sun Daily

Govt has sufficient funds to pay civil servants’ salaries
The government has sufficient funds to pay the civil servants’ salaries and does not need to borrow to do so, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Borneo Post

Kenyalang Gold Card, accompanying app to be implemented by early 2020
The Kenyalang Gold Card, which will allow Sarawak senior citizens to enjoy special privileges and discounts, will be presented at the next state cabinet meeting for approval and implementation in January next year.
— The Borneo Post

Education Ministry must gather data on students affected by period poverty, says Hannah Yeoh
The Education Ministry must gather data on period poverty affecting the attendance of female students if help is to be given to them, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Minister Hannah Yeoh.
— The Star Online

Redzuan: Malaysia to showcase local products at Tokyo Olympics
Malaysia will showcase its products to visitors from all over the world at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.
— The Star Online

Contradicting minister, PAC says public funds used for ‘flying car’
Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is disputing Datuk Mohd Redzuan Yusof’s claim that no public funds were used for the so-called “flying car” project that it also said he announced prematurely.
— Malay Mail

OCK to partner with China Unicom for telecommunication, technology services
OCK Group Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding with China Information Technology Designing & Consulting Institute Co Ltd (CITC).
— The Sun Daily

Maybank’s Q3 profit up 2.1% to RM2b
Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) reported a 2.1% rise in net profit to RM2 billion for the third quarter (Q3) ended September 30, 2019 against RM1.96 billion in the previous corresponding period, driven by a 14.1% increase in net operating income.
— The Sun Daily

DPM: NAFP 2.0 to implement various initiatives, set new direction for next decade
In an effort to modernise the agricultural sector, the government will continue preparing the National Agro-Food Policy (NAFP) 2.0 for the period 2021 to 2030 as part of the 12th Malaysia Plan’s strategic framework, said the.
— Malay Mail

S’wak ministry to create app to improve its services
A Sarawak ministry plans to digitalise the services it provides to the public in order to improve its delivery system.
— The Star Online

Opposition rejects IPCMC, demands Putrajaya withdraw Bill for commission
The federal Opposition will wholly oppose the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill when it is tabled for the second reading, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
— Malay Mail

Finance minister denies claim govt borrowed money for civil servants’ salaries
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has never resorted to borrowing money to pay the salaries of civil servants, Lim Guan Eng said today.
— Malay Mail

Transport Ministry may exempt ‘large families’ from mandatory child safety seats in cars
The Transport Ministry is considering giving an exception to large families in the mandatory installation of child restraint seats (CRS) in vehicles.
— Malay Mail

Deputy minister: RON95 petrol price to creep up weekly next year
The government will raise the price ceiling on RON95 petrol by one or two sen a week until it reaches the market rate, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chien Jen said in Parliament yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak Paralympians hungry for Sukma title No. 14
The Sarawak Sukma Paralympic squad have been tipped by Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah to win the 2020 Sukma Paralympics in Johor.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Proposed SKM Tahfiz will increase job opportunities: Fuziah
The proposal to create the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Tahfiz will open up more opportunities for tahfiz students to get into mainstream employment, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh.
— The Sun Daily

Sime Darby Property Q3 net profit impacted by additional provision
Sime Darby Property Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 fell 12.4% to RM25.24 million from RM28.8 million, impacted by additional provision for disposal obligations in relation to a property disposed of in 2017.
— The Sun Daily

Enhanced IPCMC bill expected to be tabled next week: Liew
The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019, which has been improved upon, is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next week.
— The Sun Daily

Life insurance segment buoys Allianz Malaysia’s third-quarter earnings
Allianz Malaysia Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 jumped 43% to RM142.81 million from RM99.88 million in the corresponding quarter last year, thanks to higher contribution from the life insurance segment.
— The Sun Daily

MASwings introduces safety glasses for passengers, staff
MASwings Sdn Bhd has introduced safety glasses for its passengers and staff while boarding and disembarking the aircraft.
— The Borneo Post

FGV narrows Q3 losses to RM262.4m
FGV Holdings Bhd narrowed its net loss for the third quarter ended Sept 30 to RM262.4 million, from RM849.5 million a year ago attributable in large part to impairments amounting to RM304 million, lower crude palm oil (CPO) price realised for the period and losses in the group’s sugar business.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian patient given treatment after beating up medical assistant
IT’S no secret that there are many impatient people around. One such incident took place in a hospital where a patient beat up a medical assistant (MA) on duty.This incident was shared by Dr Alzamani Mohammad Idrose on Facebook.
— The Sun Daily

Opposition says will not support IPCMC Bill
The Opposition bloc, consisting of Barisan Nasional, PAS and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), has declared that it will not support the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill in Parliament.
— The Star Online

Peta stages protest outside Ajinomoto building
A protest against animal testing for food products was staged in front of Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad’s building here by People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) today.
— The Sun Daily

Widad Group bags RM838m integrated facilities management concessionaire
Widad Group Bhd will gain another integrated facilities management concessionaire worth RM838 million, following the inking of a heads of agreement (HOA) to acquire 100% equity interest in Innovatif Mewah Sdn Bhd (IMSB) for RM122 million in cash.
— The Sun Daily

Meet the 3 startups graduating from the PwC-MDEC Immersion programme
PwC Malaysia and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) on Wednesday celebrated the graduation of three startups from their PwC-MDEC Immersion programme, a six-month mentoring programme with partners PwC’s Assurance, Deals and Tax practice.
— e27

Chin Peng’s back as ashes? Go study Hat Yai Accord, ex-IGP Rahim Noor tells upset Malaysians
Malaysians kicking up a fuss about the return of a dead and cremated Chin Peng should read properly the tripartite treaty signed by Malaysia and Thailand with the now defunct Communist Party of Malaya (CMP), Tan Sri Abdul.
— Malay Mail

Saberkas going for agriculture, tourism and sports
Pertubuhan Belia Kebangsaan Bersatu Sarawak (Saberkas) is setting its sight on three key areas — agriculture, tourism and sports. Its president, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg stressed to his members that agriculture, tourism and sports were among the areas that the organisation was looking to explore.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Lower revenue affects Mah Sing Q3 results
Mah Sing Group Bhd’s net profit fell 22.1% to RM50.02 million in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 against RM64.23 million reported in the same quarter of the previous year, attributed to lower revenue.
— The Sun Daily

M’sian vies for S’pore literary prize with tale of historical figures in modern world
Malaysian writer Joshua Kam is in the running for Singapore’s richest literary prize – the Epigram Books Fiction Prize.Kam’s An Orchard of Nothing goes up against unpublished works by Singaporean Erni Salleh, 31, Bruneian Kathrina Mohd Daud, 35, and Thai writer Sunisa Manning, 34.
— The Sun Daily


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