Malaysia morning news for October 11

Malaysia morning news for October 11

Malaysia morning news

World Bank maintains Malaysia’s 2019 economic growth at 4.6%
The World Bank maintained Malaysia’s economic growth at 4.6 per cent in 2019, underpinned by the continued robust growth in private consumption amid stable labour market conditions.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia Is Set to Lower Income Tax, Widen Deficit Goal
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad faces a choice in the 2020 state budget between keeping a pledge to reduce public debt or ramping up spending to weather the U.S.-China trade war.
— Bloomberg

Council on Climate Change Action to be set up: Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will establish the National Council of Climate Change Action to address matters concerning this pressing issue.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s Halal Crisis
In Malaysia today, halal practice, or those that adhere to Islamic law, are deeply important for increasingly devout Muslims, who make up more than 60 percent of the population.
— Asia Sentinel

Pygmy elephant killing: NGO hands over RM10k reward for info that led to arrests
UK-based Orangutan Appeal kept its side of the bargain by handing over RM10,000 of the total RM30,000 bounty for information that led to the arrest of suspects in the horrific killing of a bull Borneon pygmy elephant in Tawau recently.
— The Star Online

Malaysia should export more solar panels, says Mahathir
Malaysia should increase its solar panel export as the country produces good quality solar panels, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Amnesty International urges Malaysia to end death penalty
Amnesty International urged Malaysia’s government on Thursday to keep its promise to abolish the death penalty, saying unfair trials and the use of harsh treatment to obtain confessions put people at risk of execution.
— Mainichi

Water tariffs to be raised next year
All states are expected to raise water tariffs next year to ensure consumers enjoy higher quality water, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s palm oil stocks up 9.3% in September 2019
Malaysia’s total palm oil stocks rose 9.27 per cent to 2.448 million tonnes in September 2019 from 2.241 million tonnes recorded in the previous month.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia arrests two politicians suspected of links to Sri Lanka rebel group
Malaysian police on Thursday arrested seven people, including two politicians, suspected of having links to the now-defunct Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist group.
— Reuters

PM: Can’t have lower taxes and increase in subsidies at same time
You can’t have lower taxes and increase in subsidies at the same time, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Jho Low said ‘1Malaysia’ in 1MDB’s name came from Najib, ex-CEO claims
Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressly wanted Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) Berhad to be renamed 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) when he was prime minister, the company’s former CEO said.
— Malay Mail

Higher 2020 fiscal deficit won’t raise concerns about Malaysia’s ratings: Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered Global Research said the expected higher fiscal deficit of 3.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 is unlikely to raise concerns about the ratings for Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia grapples with poverty and income levels as it reaches out to struggling families
Ms Siti Aishah Abdul Rahim quit her job as an accounts clerk when she had the first of her three autistic children 25 years ago.
— The Straits Times

Malaysian industrial production index likely to have rebounded in August
Malaysian industrial production data for the month of August is scheduled to release tomorrow.
— Econo Times

Selangor on track to record RM10b in manufacturing investments this year, says MB
Selangor is on track to record investments of RM10 billion in the manufacturing sector this year, Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said.
— Malay Mail

Lower tax and increase in subsidies is contrary – Dr Mahathir
A request for the government to lower the tax rates but increase subsidies at the same time is deemed not possible, said the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Borneo Post

PM: Government to award green energy projects on merit
Future contracts of renewable energy projects will be awarded to those with viable proposals, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— Malay Mail

Council on Climate Change Action to be set up – Dr Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will establish the National Council of Climate Change Action to address matters concerning this pressing issue.
— The Borneo Post

‘Real tensions’: Malaysia’s oil-rich Borneo states flex muscles
Sabah and Sarawak are pushing for autonomy and equal status they say were part of agreement to create Malaysia in 1963.
— Aljazeera

EC chief quashes rumour of Perak state poll
The Election Commission (EC) today denied that it was making preparations for a state election in Perak, its chairman, Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, said in a statement here today.
— Malay Mail

Action to be taken against Utusan for flouting the law, says Kula
Legal action is going to be taken against Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, even as the company moves towards liquidation, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
— The Star Online

MACC denies leaving Mas Ermieyati’s name from recipients of 1MDB funds
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied leaving out the name of Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin from the list of 80 individuals and entities that is being issued with compound notices for receiving money from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
— The Star Online

WBK2030 takes into account views of all state governments: Azmin Ali
The federal government will take into account the views of state governments in a bid to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) and bridge the development gap between the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah to suspend coral harvesting licences
Sabah is expected to suspend the harvest and export of coral following public outcry of coral being taken from waters off Semporna.
— The Star Online

DPM to speak at Oct 26 nation-building seminar by Islamic groups
Several Islamic civil rights groups and NGOs will hold a seminar on nation building to forge social unity later this month, alongside its annual congress.
— Malay Mail

Selangor on track to record investments of RM10b this year: MB
Selangor is on track to record investments of RM10 billion in the manufacturing sector this year, Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians wants initiatives to lessen cost of living burden: MoF
An online survey conducted in conjunction with the Budget 2020 and involving more than 7,000 respondents from among Malaysians, revealed that they want initiatives to lessen the burden of their cost of living, more opportunities to enhance the quality of life and assistance when faced with tragedies.
— The Sun Daily

MISC bags RM2.98b jobs from Exxon Mobil
MISC Bhd has secured two contracts from Exxon Mobil Corp with an estimated combined contract value of US$711 million (RM2.98 billion).
— The Sun Daily

Report: Sabah, Sarawak excluded from targeted fuel subsidy due to riverine transport
Putrajaya had decided not to extend the targeted fuel subsidy scheme to Sarawak and Sabah next year because of a lack of information on the number of boats plying the rivers in the two states, a news report said.
— The Borneo Post

Two politicians among several others nabbed for alleged links to LTTE
Two assemblymen – Seremban Jaya’s P. Gunasekaran, and Gadek’s G. Saminathan – were among several people who were arrested today by the federal police Special Branch for their alleged involvement with the Sri Lankan-based Tamil militant group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
— The Sun Daily

Syed Saddiq hopes no delay in disbursement of allocation for eSports
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman hopes that the government will not delay disbursement of allocation for eSports development under Budget 2020.
— The Star Online

Sarawak DCM tells animal-bite victims not to delay treatment
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah reiterated today that anyone injured by a cat or dog should seek immediate treatment for rabies.
— Malay Mail

Disgruntled e-hailing drivers threaten to sue Loke, ministry over surprise rules
A group of disgruntled e-hailing drivers today vowed to sue the Transport Ministry and Anthony Loke if their demands are not fulfilled before new regulations on them comes into effect Saturday.
— Malay Mail

AR app to guide visitors on S’wak’s places of interest to be launched this month end
Visitors to Sarawak will soon be able to get a glimpse of the state’s wondrous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries through an augmented reality (AR) app that’s being developed by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas).
— The Borneo Post

Widad Business Group makes RM3b offer for PLUS concessionaires
Integrated facility management and construction conglomerate Widad Business Group (WBG) has offered to buy the PLUS Expressways Bhd concessionaires for RM3 billion.
— The Sun Daily

Gradual increase of RON95 next year will be minimal, says minister
Those not qualified for the targeted fuel subsidy initiative will only have to fork out just slightly more than the current subsidised RON95 retail price of RM2.08, when the price of the fuel is floated in January.
— The Sun Daily

Govt seeks to increase retort machines to store donated food
The government is planning to increase the number of retort packing machines, which will allow donated food to be stored longer.
— The Sun Daily

CCFP meets on action plan for new Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
The Consultative Council on Foreign Policy (CCFP) which held its second meeting today focused on the Action Plan to implement the essence of New Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Framework.
— The Sun Daily

Plea of a Malaysian on Singapore’s death row to the republic’s president
Currently, I have requested my lawyer to write to the Attorney-General’s office to help me secure a Certificate of Substantive Assistance under Section 33(b) of the Misuse of Drug Act (Cap 185) Certificate of Co-operation.
— Malay Mail

Minetech bags RM18m double-tracking job
Minetech Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minetech Resources Bhd was awarded a sub-contracting job worth RM17.9 million.
— The Sun Daily

Youth who threatened JB city council parking wardens caught on same day
Police arrested a 23-year-old man and seized a machete less than two hours after he allegedly assaulted two Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) parking wardens outside a hotel in Jalan Permas 10/9 in Bandar Baru Permas Jaya here on.
— Malay Mail

GUH: Property market in consolidation for now
GUH Holdings Bhd is optimistic that the property market would gradually rebound despite concerns among developers over the global economy and the persistent sluggish performance in real estate.
— The Sun Daily


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