Malaysia morning news for October 14

Malaysia morning news for October 14

Malaysia morning news

No citizenship for foreigners buying homes in Malaysia
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured that the move to allow foreigners to buy condominiums and apartment units was due to a huge property overhang nationwide at the moment.
— New Straits times

Incentives to move into automation will boost confidence in automation investment: MARii
The proposed incentives for automation announced in the 2020 Budget will help boost business confidence in automation investments, as it demonstrates a stronger commitment from the government in developing the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) technologies within the local ecosystem.
— The Sun Daily

Australia urged to follow US, ban shipments of rubber gloves over forced labour concerns
Australia is being urged to follow the Trump administration’s lead in blocking shipments of rubber gloves sold by manufacturer Ansell, after one of its suppliers, WRP Asia Pacific, had its products detained by US customs over allegations of forced labour.
— ABC News

Property investors turn to Malaysia, SE Asia amid Hong Kong unrest
From luxury Singapore apartments to Malaysian seafront condos, Hong Kong investors are shifting cash into South-east Asian property, demoralised by increasingly violent protests as well as the China-US trade war.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia opens investigation into Belgian plastic waste dumping
Malaysian Ministry of Environment has opened an investigation into the dumping of seven illegal containers containing Dutch plastic waste that were sent to their country from Belgium, Netherlands KRO-NCRV reported on Saturday.
— Brussels times

Excellent market prospects for Malaysian durians in China
The retail season of fresh Malaysian durians begins every year in June and continues until the end of August. The supply of frozen durian can last all year. Manager Yang of Jinyangzhuang Trade Co., Ltd. recently shared insight in the market conditions of Malaysian durian in China.
— Fresh Plaza

40 Malaysians held in Syria seeking to return home – Police
The police are making efforts to bring home 40 Malaysians in Syria who are seeking to return home after being detained for suspected involvement in terrorism activities there.
— The Borneo Post

F&N Malaysia to milk upstream dairy activity from RM156m land purchase
MAINBOARD-LISTED beverage company Fraser & Neave’s subsidiary Fraser & Neave Bhd (F&NHB) is acquiring land in Malaysia for integrated dairy farming and milk production.
— Business Times

Forum: Are motorists’ details secure with Malaysia’s VEP scheme?
Malaysia’s implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme has been plagued by many issues, and deferred time and again.
— The Straits Times

Firms urged to fully leverage on exports perks
Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid-tier companies are urged to fully leverage on the perks announced in Budget 2020.
— The Sun Daily

In Penang, Anwar says not to ignore concerns raised about massive reclamation
The needs and plight of communities surrounding the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project should not be disregarded, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

Digital security important for digital nation: Cybersecurity
The government’s efforts to steer the country towards a digital economy as stated in Budget 2020 must stress on digital security besides developing the infrastructure, applications, company systems and incentives towards creating a digital community.
— The Sun Daily

Allocation for repairs, maintenance of roads to Port Klang eagerly awaited
The RM50 million allocation for repairs and maintenance of roads to Port Klang in the 2020 Budget is eagerly awaited by industry players.
— The Sun Daily

TSMCG channelled RM24m to charitable projects
The Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf (TSMCG) foundation has accumulated RM27 million in donations since its inception in 2003 and channelled about RM24 million to help society, said its founder Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Matta applauds tourism incentives in Budget 2020
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is elated that Budget 2020 contained incentives for the tourism industry.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s 2020 deficit at 3.2pc? So what? Three economists weigh in
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is planning to spend RM297 billion next year, hoping to stimulate Malaysia’s economy during a global slowdown while maintaining a fiscal deficit of 3.2 per cent of the GDP.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng: Lower condo purchase threshold for foreigners only applicable to existing, unsold units
The move to lower the threshold for foreigners to buy condominiums and apartments in urban areas from RM1 million to RM600,000 is only applicable to existing unsold units, said Finance Minister Lim Guan.
— Malay Mail

Economic Affairs Ministry approves RM1.79m for school upgrading works
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) has approved an allocation of RM1,796,000 to enable upgrading works for 10 schools in Klang.
— Malay Mail

Johor DAP chief tells Opposition to be responsible, fight fairly
Malaysia needs a responsible Opposition to the Pakatan Harapan government that competea on policies instead of playing racial games through fake news, said Johor DAP chief Liew Chin Tong.
— Malay Mail

TNB order to fence in fire site in Pandan Jaya
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has been directed to fence in the squatter area in Pandan Jaya here which have caught fire several times so as to ensure that no new squatter homes are built.
— The Sun Daily

Prepare for gig economy, says entrepreneur
Logistics service provider says policies for short-term work need to be put in place in line with Budget’s plan to develop segment.
— FMT News

Rehabilitation centre in Perak to be largest in Southeast Asia
The construction of a new RM500 million rehabilitation centre in Perak is expected to be the largest in Southeast Asia once it is completed.
— The Sun Daily

MTUC urges Dewan Negara to reject ‘rushed’ labour law amendments
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the Dewan Negara to reject all eight amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 passed by Dewan Rakyat, saying that the amendments were rushed.
— The Star Online

Sabah and S’wak deserve more from Budget 2020, says Jeffrey Kitingan
Budget 2020 for Sabah and Sarawak does not reflect the Federal Government’s Shared Prosperity 2030 vision, due to the imbalanced and Malaya-centric allocation, says state opposition leader Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
— The Star Online

All six titles shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize reviewed
The RM260,000 Booker Prize winner will be chosen tomorrow (Oct 14) from among these six novels.

Companies offer jobs in BMN financial carnival
Members of the public came in droves to visit the Bank Negara Malaysia (BMN) Financial Carnival at Harbour Mall here yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Creditor’s voluntary liquidation to save Utusan brand: Johan Jaafar
The decision by Utusan Melayu management to choose creditors’ voluntary liquidation of the newspaper is to save the newspaper’s brand and license.
— The Sun Daily

Muhyiddin: Charity Golf foundation channelled RM24m to charitable projects
The Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf (TSMCG) foundation has accumulated RM27 million in donations since its inception in 2003 and channelled about RM24 million to help society, said its founder Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— Malay Mail

LTTE arrests: Police followed provision of law, says Dr Mahathir
The detentions of 12 individuals including two state assemblymen to help in investigations over links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group were done in accordance with provisions under the existing law, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Pakatan and DAP not eyeing control of MCA-linked university, ministry clarifies
Pakatan Harapan and DAP do not intend to take over Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) from MCA, the Finance Ministry said today.
— Malay Mail

MACC remands RTM duo over false claims
Two senior officers of Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) were remanded for nine days to help in an investigation over a false claim involving funds from the Selangor Tithe Board (STB).
— Malay Mail

E-hailers upset over don’s assertion that profession lacks dignity
The Malaysia E-Hailing Drivers Association says such remarks are ‘insensitive and hurtful’ to the hundreds involved in this field.
— FMT News

Fastroll Labels to expand market in Asia
Fastroll Labels (M) Sdn Bhd, which designs and manufactures a wide variety of labels and stickers, is targeting to further expand its Asian market next year.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MoH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness
Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Plastic pollution: What can you do to help?
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states there is an estimated 150 million metric tonnes of plastic waste in the sea disrupting marine life and that if the problem isn’t addressed effectively, about 8 million metric tonnes of plastic waste will end up in the ocean every year.
— The Sun Daily

Give more incentives under [email protected]: MBM
The government has to provide more incentives under the [email protected] programme to attract more locals especially the youths to take up employment in the 3D sector which is difficult, dirty and dangerous.
— The Sun Daily

Communicate clearly to avoid issue of polemic: Dewan Rakyat speaker
Clear communication between members of Parliament and media practitioners is important to avoid an exchange of polemic which is not beneficial, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Property Hunter announces nominees, judges for Real Estate Awards 2019
Property Hunter is announcing their line-up of judges and nominees for their first award, Property Hunter Real Estate Awards 2019 (PHREA).
— The Borneo Post

Opportunity and space should be given to Felda settlers to increase income: Anak
The allocation of RM810 million to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) community welfare fund, with RM250 million from it to be used to increase the income of 11,600 settlers was needed amidst commodity price instability, said the National Felda Settlers’ Children’s Association (Anak) chairman Datuk Mazlan Aliman.
— The Sun Daily

KL Sports City comes alive with sports activities
Some 30,000 participants from all walks of life flooded the National Stadium Bukit Jalil courtyard to celebrate National Sports Day (HSN), the highlight of this year’s National Sports Month.
— Malay Mail

Donation campaign for baby Ethaniel ends after over RM600k raised
Sibu Cancer Care Society has officially ended its donation campaign to raise RM500,000 for two-year-old Ethaniel Lee’s bone marrow transplant, scheduled on Nov 6 after reaching its target today.
— The Borneo Post

Rina: KPLB wants more women to be village heads
The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) wants more women to be appointed village heads to attain the target of 30 per cent throughout the country by 2020.
— The Borneo Post

More HK property investors turning to Malaysia, Singapore amid unrest
Adding to the allure of Malaysia is its relative affordability and prices much lower than Hong Kong.
— FMT News


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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