Malaysia morning news for November 7

Malaysia morning news for November 7

Malaysia morning news

Muhyiddin: Immigration policy to be reviewed after calls to tighten visa-free entry
The government will review and tighten its immigration policy on foreigners after Bukit Aman counter-terrorism chief DCP Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay cited Malaysia’s visa-free policy as one of the main reasons it remains a transit point for terrorists.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak-Sabah Link Road ‘good proposal’ but get SPA approval first, Masing tells Baru
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing has urged federal Works Minister Baru Bian to work with the Sarawak Planning Authority (SPA) for the development of the Sarawak-Sabah Link Road (SSLR).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand
The two detainees are members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party outlawed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.
— Aljazeera

Malaysians lost over RM410m to online, phone scams since 2018, deputy minister says
Malaysians were defrauded of more than RM410 million through internet and call scams from 2018 until August of this year, Parliament was told today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia palm oil stockpiles forecast to rise 2.8% in October
Malaysian palm oil stockpiles likely rose in October as production increased to its highest in a year, even as export demand surged for the edible oil, a Reuters survey showed.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia, Indonesia cooperate over immigration issues
The Malaysian Immigration Department and its Indonesian counterpart yesterday held a bilateral meeting to tackle the issues related to illegal immigrants in both countries.
— The Sun Daily

Penang seeks design ideas for its three man-made islands, offers RM510,000 as prize
The Penang government is offering RM510,000 prize money for five finalists in a competition to gain design ideas for its plan to build three artificial islands in the Straits of Malacca.
— Malay Mail

Petronas to collaborate with Bank Muamalat on VFP
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is to collaborate with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Muamalat) to offer financing to Petronas’ Oil and Gas Service Equipment (OGSE) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) vendors under the Vendor Financing Programme (VFP).
— The Sun Daily

Minister suggests Sarawak spend money on boosting income over repaying PTPTN
Sarawak’s funds meant to repay the federal study loans of the state’s students could be better used on initiatives to improve salary levels, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today.
— Malay Mail

Climate change, digital advancement among major challenges in achieving SDGs: Mahathir
Digital technology will play a critical role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), although innovation will most likely affect progress in both positive and negative ways.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia approves Gojek’s entry
Malaysia will allow motorcycle-hailing firms such as Indonesia’s Gojek to start limited operations from January, a minister said yesterday, which could help end Grab’s near-monopoly in Malaysia’s broader.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Former Goldman Sachs executive to stand trial in Malaysia next year
Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng will face trial in here in April for allegedly abetting the sale of US$6.5 billion (RM26.91 billion) in bonds tied to troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a judicial official said on Wednesday.
— The Sun Daily

FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY IN THE NEW MALAYSIA
Malaysia’s foreign and security policy faces myriad challenges, but is unlikely to change much under Mahathir Mohamad’s ‘New Malaysia’ framework.
— Lowy Institute

Hong Kongers not rushing to Malaysia despite unrest, says Azis
There has been no drastic increase in the number of Hong Kong citizens entering Malaysia despite the months of unrest in the territory.Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman (pix) said only 242 Hong Kong citizens entered Malaysia from Jan 1 to Aug 31 this year.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak sets up committee to address drug abuse cases in schools
The Sarawak government has established a One Stop Committee (OSC) at every district education office as part of its efforts to address drug abuse and distribution cases in schools across the state.
— The Sun Daily

BMW Q3 operating profit up 33% as higher margin SUV sales take off
BMW’s third-quarter operating profit rose 33% thanks to stronger sales of sports utility vehicles and the absence of one-off headwinds which depressed earnings in the year-earlier quarter, the German luxury car maker said today.
— The Sun Daily

Over RM400mil lost to online scams in just 20 months, says Mohd Azis
Malaysians were duped into parting with more than RM400mil to online scams in just 20 months, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.
— The Star Online

Perak targeting RM2bil in investments in second half, says Nizar
The Perak government is hoping to gain at least RM2bil’s worth of investment in the third and fourth quarter of 2019, says Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.
— The Star Online

Mara Corp defends MoU with Lynas Malaysia
Mara Corporation has strongly defended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd for collaboration on several projects, including attracting downstream industries and downstream customers to Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar says zakat for non-Muslims only a suggestion, will adhere to royal decree
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he will abide by Selangor Sultan’s decree that aid from zakat collection within the state be given out only to Muslims.
— Malay Mail

Projects scrutinised for better service delivery: Wan Azizah
Every government project is now scrutinised carefully and put through proper bidding and procurement processes, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Sun Daily

IRB putting more resources to collect revenue from ‘shadow economy’
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will be putting more resources into its enforcement next year in a bid to address missing revenue from the “shadow economy”.
— The Borneo Post

KL court sentences laundry cat killer to 34 months’ jail, RM40,000 fine in new law’s first conviction
A Malaysian court handed a jail term of 34 months and a fine to a man who killed a cat by stuffing it into the dryer of a launderette, state news agency Bernama said, the first such conviction under a new animal welfare law.
— Malay Mail

Sebako land titles delayed by department’s long but necessary process, DUN told
The delays in the issuance of land titles under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code for the Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority’s (Salcra) Sebako Scheme in Lundu is due to the process must be taken, said Datu Len Talif Salleh.
— The Borneo Post

Julaihi: Construction work for coastal roads in Sarawak consists of 3 main components
Construction work for coastal roads in Sarawak consists of three main components, says Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi.
— The Borneo Post

IOI Properties turns down proposed RM17m gratuity payment to late founder
IOI Properties Group Bhd has decided to turn down a proposed gratuity payment of RM17.73 million to the late Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, said CEO Lee Yeow Seng.
— The Sun Daily

Companies using ‘bombastic testimonials’ online to sell unregistered drugs
Members of the public are influenced to buy unregistered drugs online, especially through Facebook and Instagram because of their advertisements, mostly with “bombastic” testimonials.
— The Sun Daily

Only Federal Court can decide LTTE bail issue under Sosma: DPP
The High Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the bail application of Gadek state assemblyman G. Saminathan, who has been detained under a security law for alleged links with terrorist group LTTE, according to deputy public prosecutor Mohd Izhanudin Alias.
— The Sun Daily

No more 10% surcharge at parking lots for Touch ‘n’ Go users
Touch ‘n’ Go users will no longer have to pay the 10% surcharge at parking lots soon, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Genting landslide: Cleaning up works to be completed by tonight
The Cleaning up works in the landslide area at Jalan Genting-Amber Court, Genting Highlands near here, is expected to be completed tonight.
— The Sun Daily

Official: Perak aiming to top RM2b investment for 2019
The Perak government targeting to register more than RM2 billion in investment for the full year, said Investment, Industry and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.
— Malay Mail

Najib’s lawyer: PSI CEO Tarek ‘hijacked’ 1MDB’s US$500m loan to take 82m Swiss Francs for Jho Low’s firm
PetroSaudi International (PSI) CEO Tarek Obaid diverted money from US$500 million (RM2.06 billion) hat was borrowed from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) for a purported investment, by ordering 82 million Swiss Francs from.
— Malay Mail

Gullible Malaysians lose RM410m to scammers
Gullible Malaysians were cheated of more than RM410 million through online and phone call scams from 2018 until August this year, Parliament was told yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Malay candidate can boost opposition coalition’s chances of victory, say voters
Despite his popularity as a previous two-term MP, several voters theSun spoke to said Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng might not be the best choice for the opposition alliance in Tanjung Piai.
— The Sun Daily

Fraser & Neave allocates RM450m capex for 2020
Food and beverages company, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd is allocating RM450 million for capital expenditure (capex) in 2020, said chief executive officer Lim Yew Hoe.
— The Sun Daily

All govt projects being carefully examined for better service delivery, says DPM
Every government project is now scrutinised carefully and put through proper bidding and procurement processes, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— Malay Mail

Ire-Tex now a PN 17 company
Ire-Tex Corp Bhd has been classified as a Practice Note 17 (PN 17) company after its external auditors, Nexia SSY PLT expressed a disclaimer of opinion on the company’s financial statements for the financial year ended June 30, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Provide better jobs instead of helping students pay loans, Maszlee tells state govts
It is better for state governments to provide high-paying job opportunities for its people than to spend state fund to settle their student loans, said Maszlee Malik (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng, PKR rep tell Penang to rethink assessment rate hike
Two backbenchers including Lim Guan Eng raised their constituents’ concerns over the state’s assessment rate review at the Penang legislative assembly and urged the state government to reconsider.
— Malay Mail

Hartalega’s Q2 net profit down 14% on lower selling price, higher cost
Hartalega Holdings Bhd’s net profit slipped 13.6% to RM103.87 million for its second quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 compared to RM120.22 million in the same quarter a year ago, due to lower average selling price and higher packaging and natural gas cost.
— The Sun Daily

Home minister: Sosma preventive detention period may be shortened
Amendments to the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma might include reducing how long suspects can be held without trial, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
— Malay Mail

 

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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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