Malaysia morning news for October 21

Malaysia morning news for October 21

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia wants companies wishing to send plastic waste to first get their government’s support
The Malaysian government will impose a new condition on foreign companies wishing to export plastic waste into the country next year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
— The Straits Times

RM10.6 million for three development projects in Muar: Azmin
The government has allocated RM10.6 million to finance three development projects in the Muar district in efforts to provide more comfortable facilities to meet the needs of the local population.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia wants to regulate e-cigarettes
E-cigarettes and vaping devices (EVC) have dominated the public and academic debate on tobacco control since its introduction into the market.
— The Asean Post

Dr M: Malaysia-Indonesia ties will continue to strengthen under Jokowi-Ma’aruf leadership
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) for his appointment as the President of Indonesia for the term 2019-2024.
— Malay Mail

Ministry: Flash floods warning for residents in low-lying areas in Malaysia
Residents in low-lying and flood-prone areas have been warned to be cautious and brace themselves for flash floods, as the transition phase between the southwest and northeast monsoons, continues until early November.
— Malay Mail

Rural entrepreneurs earn RM1.25 mil by selling products online
More than 1,200 rural entrepreneurs have been trained to use the [email protected] portal to sell batik, handicraft and other products in the international market.
— FMT News

Superyacht linked to Malaysia’s 1MDB for sale, again
Three hundred-foot vessel linked to 1MDB corruption scandal listed by broker Camper and Nicholsons.
— Aljazeera

Driver in Malaysia leaves cash and apology after accidentally damaging another
There is nothing more infuriating than discovering a dent or scratch on your vehicle, courtesy of someone else.
— Today Online

Sabah Water fiasco shows disrespect of law, says state PKR
Rahimah Majid says the Sabah government’s defiance of the law will send a message to investors that the state won’t respect court decisions.
— FMT News

Unicef recognises strong progress of Malaysia on children data
The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) recognised the significant progress made by Malaysia in strengthening the availability of high quality data on children.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia not realising full growth potential: Azmin
Malaysia is not realising its full economic growth potential, not having moved up the value chain due to its limited use of technology, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix).
— The Sun Daily

IGP: Various approaches, actions implemented to curb smuggling activities in Malaysia
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) through the General Operations Force (PGA) has implemented various approaches and actions to curb smuggling activities along the country’s borders.
— Malay Mail

Various approaches, actions implemented to curb smuggling activities: IGP
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) through the General Operations Force (PGA) has implemented various approaches and actions to curb smuggling activities along the country’s borders.
— The Sun Daily

Police raid three premises, nab 64 foreign GRO
A total 64 foreign guest relation officers (GRO) were detained in simultaneous raids on three entertainment premises in Jalan Kuchai Lama, here, at midnight, last night.
— The Sun Daily

MTUC blasts Kula for ‘arrogant’ approach in dealing with complaints over labour law amendments
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has lambasted Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran for being “arrogant in his approach to dealing with the body’s complaints over the labour law amendments that were approved by Parliament recently.
— The Star Online

MARii launches technopreneur programme
The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) has launched a programme to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to leverage existing technologies in the automotive sector to.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Plot to establish new govt an undignified move, says Khalid Samad
The plot to establish a new government, if true, is an undignified move, said Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) communications director Khalid Abdul Samad (pix) today.
— The Sun Daily

VMY 2020: Transportation systems must be prepared – Loke
Transportation industry players must make careful planning and preparations ahead of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY 2020) which is expected to attract a high number of tourists to the country, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
— The Borneo Post

HR Ministry: Industrial Relations Act amendment only needs consultation with stakeholders
The Human Resource Ministry clarified today that there is no need to obtain the agreement of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) for any proposal to amend the Industrial.
— Malay Mail

Lee Lam Thye calls on lawmakers to speak up on mental health issues
Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye today called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to give serious attention to mental health issues in the country.
— Malay Mail

National Transport Policy seen as boon for aviation sector
The newly launched National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP) is expected to be a boon for the aviation sector, according to analysts.
— The Sun Daily

Tanjung Piai fishing jetties to be upgraded to boost economy, says minister
The upgrading of three fishing jetties in Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency here, with an allocation of RM3 million is expected to boost the economy and improve the livelihoods of fishermen and local community in the area.
— Malay Mail

MMC, Regency Specialist Hospital make it to Malaysia Book of Records
Two hospitals made its way into the Malaysia Book of Records for the largest participation in mass Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with no human models.
— The Star Online

Cancer-related drug devt platform launched
Crown Bioscience Inc has launched a new tumour organoid drug development platform with potential to significantly improve the predictivity and speed of preclinical drug discovery.
— New Sarawak Tribune

KL City Hall enforcers the bulwark of integrity, says Khalid
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcers should be the bulwark of integrity and honesty in enforcing the law for the well-being of the country and its people.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia not realising full growth potential
Malaysia is not realising its full economic growth potential, not having moved up the value chain due to its limited use of technology, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Agong congratulates Malaysian scientist who won ‘Nobel Prize for Cancer Research’
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has congratulated United Kingdom-based Malaysian scientist, Dr Serena Nik-Zainal on her achievement at being conferred the 2019 Dr Josef Steiner.
— Malay Mail

KL City Hall asks Ikram to inspect cracks in PKNS flats
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has asked the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram) to investigate cracks in the Jalan Tun Razak PKNS flats, which residents believe are linked to soil erosion that took place following heavy rains on Thursday.
— The Sun Daily

Kit Siang: DAP committed to help Malaysians achieve developed nation status
DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang today reiterated how his party is committed to improving the lives of all Malaysians while stressing the need to possess a developed mentality in order to achieve the status of a developed nation.
— Malay Mail

PAS sees no harm in MIC’s free legal aid for LTTE suspects
There is nothing wrong with MIC providing free legal assistance to suspects who were arrested for alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terror group, according to PAS.
— The Sun Daily

RM750 special payment for Kedah civil servants, says MB
The Kedah Pakatan Harapan (PH) government while tabling the 2020 state budget today, proposed a special payment of RM750 to all its civil servants.
— Malay Mail

Five high-impact projects in Kelantan still on the table, says deputy minister of absence from Budget 2020
The implementations of five high impact projects in Kelantan will be decided by the Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, said his deputy Senator Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
— Malay Mail

IMF: Strong ownership, enhanced dialogue needed in economic reform
A major push for structural reform in an economy requires strong ownership by all stakeholders of the reform agenda as well as enhanced dialogue between the government with business and civil society, says the International Monetary Fund.
— The Sun Daily

GPS will develop Sarawak based on its own mould – Abang Johari
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leadership will develop Sarawak based on its own mould, said Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Baru Bian: All planned infrastructure projects in Kelantan will be implemented
The Works Ministry has given its assurance that it will carry out all planned infrastructure development in Kelantan, refuting the allegations that the state has been marginalised.
— The Sun Daily

Industrial Relations Act amendment only needs consultation with stakeholders
The Human Resource Ministry clarified today that there is no need to obtain the agreement of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) for any proposal to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (Act 177).
— The Sun Daily

Efforts to upgrade LTSAS to start next year: MB
Efforts to upgrade the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) here will begin shortly after the budget allocation is approved next year, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
— The Sun Daily

WWF-Malaysia applauds Marine Protected Area extension
WWF-Malaysia congratulated the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment on its recent announcement to extend 2.031 million hectares of its Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by 2025.
— The Borneo Post

Maszlee: Education Ministry’s decision not to approve comic distribution was based on law
The action taken by the Ministry of Education in not approving the distribution of the comic book entitled ‘Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism’ to educational institutions including schools, was based on law, said its.
— Malay Mail


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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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