Malaysia morning news for November 6

Malaysia morning news for November 6

Malaysia morning news

MACC cooperates with 5 countries to track down RM18.9b worth of 1MDB assets
At least five countries are currently cooperating with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to track down unidentified assets and properties related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) with an estimated value of RM18.9 billion.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia remains transit hub for terrorists due to visa-free travel, says Bukit Aman
Malaysia remains a transit point for terrorists as those coming from most Middle-Eastern countries and some African nations do not require a visa, says Deputy Comm Datuk Ayob Khan.
— The Star Online

MAHB’s OA extensions will enhance operational efficiency at airports: Anthony Loke
The extension of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) operating agreements (OAs) until Feb 11, 2069, is expected to enhance operational efficiency at airports and contribute to the country’s economy.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents en-route to Thailand
Malaysian authorities have detained two Cambodian opposition activists while they were waiting to board a flight to Thailand in what is seen as part of a crackdown on exiled dissidents in Southeast Asia, rights groups said on Tuesday,
— Reuters

Penang CM: Three-island reclamation won’t start before 72 conditions met
The controversial Penang South Reclamation (PSR) will not begin until the state has complied with the 72 conditions set by the Department of Environment (DoE), Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (PH-Padang Kota) said today.
— Malay Mail

Azmin Ali Taken To Court Over Unpaid Sandakan Travel Bill – EXCLUSIVE
According to a writ lodged in the KL Sessions Court last week, Economics Minister Azmin Ali, who is also Deputy President of Malaysia’s biggest parliamentary party PKR, ran up a staggering travel bill of over RM300,000 ringgit, mainly for private family trips, in the course of just six months this year.
— Sarawak Report

RM740m allocated to build eight new MRSM colleges
The government has allocated RM740 million for the construction of eight new Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM) which can accommodate 750 students each.
— The Sun Daily

Baru: Sarawak-Sabah Link Road will be completed by 2030
Works Minister Baru Bian today pledged that the 425-kilometre (km) Sarawak-Sabah Link Road (SSLR) which is estimated to cost RM5.2 billion, will be completed by 2030.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah launches 10-year blueprint to boost agriculture sector, food security
Food security is the main agenda on the Sabah Agriculture Blueprint 2021-2030, with plans to boost output and attract graduates into the sector.
— The Star Online

Guan Eng: Why is Penang so worried about competition from other airports?
The state should be confident in its Penang International Airport (PIA) instead of worrying about competition from the proposed Kulim International Airport (KXP), a backbencher told the legislative assembly today.
— Malay Mail

Foodpanda to remove company’s waste found dumped in Gombak jungle, launching probe
Food delivery firm Foodpanda will remove its carrier bags found at an illegal dumpsite in Gombak, after a video was shared on social media.
— Malay Mail

S’wak passes law on open burning; penalty increase to tackle haze pollution
The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has passed the Natural Resources and Environment (Amendment) Bill to expand the law on open burning and increase the penalty for offenders to tackle local haze pollution.
— The Star Online

BNM retains OPR at 3%
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has maintained the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3% at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting today.
— The Sun Daily

Philippine govt bears immunisation cost of its children in Sabah: Dzulkefly
The cost of providing vaccination and immunisation services to Filipino children at the Alternative Learning Centre in Sabah is fully borne by the Philippine government, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Yearly revision of technology, industry-related curriculum in universities
Local universities revise their curriculum relating to technology and the industry annually, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
— The Borneo Post

Frontken posts higher Q3 earnings on better margin
Semiconductor firm Frontken Corp Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 jumped 25.4% to RM19.05 million from RM15.19 million a year ago, mainly due to improved performance by its subsidiary in Singapore and better profit margin resulting from the continual efforts to improve efficiency across the group.
— The Sun Daily

Westports’ Q3 profit up 12% as container volume expands
Westports Holdings Bhd saw its net profit increase 11.9% to RM159.24 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 against RM142.32 million in the previous corresponding period, due to a double-digit growth in container volume and the implementation of a container tariff hike that took effect on March 1, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

MACC wants banks, financial institutions to aid war against corruption
The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) said today it hopes that banks can directly aid the agency so it can conduct its investigations and gather intelligence to combat corruption and money laundering.
— Malay Mail

DPM: Halal start-ups, SMEs can’t fully enter global market without Islamic financing
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the shortage of available financing for halal start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SME) is a “glaring” deficiency in Islamic finance.
— Malay Mail

Let households sell electricity back to Sesco, Chong suggests
Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen has suggested that the Sarawak government look into introducing a new mechanism or regulatory system which allows households to sell electricity back to Sesco.
— The Borneo Post

Singapore minister: Putrajaya requested RTS project suspension again until April 2020
Putrajaya has made a request with Singapore, seeking the suspension of the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project again until April 30, 2020, despite announcing it would proceed without further delay.
— Malay Mail

More than 30,000 Malaysians overstay in Australia
More than 30,000 Malaysians have overstayed in Australia and this is affecting genuine visa applications by other Malaysians.
— The Sun Daily

RTS suspension only to review agreement
The additional six months requested by Malaysia for the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link is only to review important parts of the agreement that need to be amended, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Bukit Aman anti-terror chief says Malaysia has own yardstick to classify groups such as LTTE
Bukit Aman counter-terrorism chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said today Malaysian authorities have their own standards to identify security risks, even if Washington no longer viewed the LTTE as a terror group.
— Malay Mail

Axis REIT to place out shares to EPF, KWAP
Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (Axis REIT) proposes a unit placement to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) to raise up to RM63.84 million.
— The Sun Daily

Study: Nearly two in three cigarettes sold in Malaysia are now smuggled
The sale of illegal cigarettes rose nationwide, according to the Illicit Cigarettes Study (ICS) released by the Japan Tobacco International Berhad (JTI Malaysia) today.
— Malay Mail

Wan Azizah: Make Islamic finance part of halal ecosystem
Action needs to be taken to make Islamic finance part of the halal ecosystem, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Sun Daily

Maszlee: Local universities to revise technology, industry-related curriculum yearly
Local universities revise their curriculum relating to technology and the industry annually, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
— Malay Mail

Deputy minister: Some Malaysians abusing asylum process abroad
Some Malaysians are falsely seeking refugee status abroad, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya said.
— Malay Mail

Federal welfare assistance to be credited by Nov 10
The federal welfare assistance payments this month will be credited to the accounts of 484,828 recipients throughout the country from Nov 7 and is expected to be finalised by or before Nov 10, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Borneo Post

Ride-hailing firm Gojek, others to start pilot run in Malaysia in Jan
Malaysia will allow motorcycle-hailing firms such as Indonesia’s Gojek and local start-up Dego Ride to start operations on a limited scale from January 2020, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Tuesday.
— The Sun Daily

Long term sustainable solid waste collection, management plan in the pipeline for Sarawak
A study has been completed to provide recommendations for a long term sustainable solid waste collection and management plan for Sarawak, the State Legislative Assembly was told this morning.
— The Borneo Post

No change in rules for Sabahans to enter Sarawak, DUN told
The state government is firm on its stand that it will not relax the rules for Sabahans entering Sarawak, the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) was told today.
— The Borneo Post

STAR tells Sarawak to raise sales tax on oil to 20pc
State Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo today said the state government should have proposed to increase the sales tax on the export of petroleum products from 5 per cent to 20 per cent in the state’s Budget 2020.
— Malay Mail

Sabah PGA nabs 594 people between January and September this year
The Sabah General Operations Force (PGA) arrested 594 people for various offences and seized goods worth RM5 million for the period from January to September this year.
— The Sun Daily

Dewan Rakyat approves in principle bill on 2020 Budget
The Dewan Rakyat has approved in principle the Supply Bill 2020, which outlines the 2020 Budget, after 12 days of debate since Oct 14.
— The Sun Daily

Visa-free entry partly to blame for ‘terrorist transit point’ label, say cops
Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says those entering from most Middle East nations and certain African countries do not require a visa.
— FMT News

Cops say monitoring non-violent radical groups as ‘thin line’ separates them from militants
Radical but non-violent groups in Malaysia remain a security risk as the line that separates them from militants is often a thin one, Bukit Aman counter-terrorism chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said today.
— Malay Mail

AICB chairman: Build trust and transparency for bankers to combat financial crime
Building greater trust and transparency will be the main focus in raising professional and ethical standards of bankers to prepare them to combat financial crime.
— Malay Mail

(Video) Tun M advises SPM, STPM candidates to remain calm
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today advised all Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination candidates to remain calm while sitting for the exam.
— The Sun Daily

Crisis Centre guidelines to be improved, says Dr Wan Azizah
The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is in the process of improving the guidelines for One-Stop Crisis Centres (OSCC) to ensure victims of sexual crimes or domestic violence receive a comprehensive help.
— The Sun Daily


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