Malaysia morning news for October 22

Malaysia morning news for October 22

Malaysia morning news

Transport ministry: Penang International Airport will be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers
The Penang International Airport (PIA) will eventually be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers per year, according to a reply by the Transport Ministry in Parliament.
— Malay Mail

Mahathir warns of possible trade sanctions on Malaysia
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his exports-reliant country could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the U.S.-China tariff war.
— The Sun Daily

Lynas: Stricter conditions aim to end radioactive residue production
The government’s move to impose stricter conditions to be met by the rare earth mining company, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) for the extension of its operating licence, is aimed, among others, at.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia: Customs officers detain woman for smuggling heroin in frozen durians
A 34-year-old woman has been detained by the Malaysian customs department for supposedly trying to export of 20 sboxes that had heroin hidden among frozen durians.
— Fresh Plaza

Mahathir: Malaysia to enhance Asean collaboration to cushion trade war impact
Malaysia is looking to enhance its collaboration with Asean neighbours to cushion the impact of the US-China trade war, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M says opportunities under SPV 2030 only for those who produce results
The government will make sure that opportunities under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 will be made available only to those who can produce results, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s rating on international pension fund index improves
Malaysia’s position on the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) has improved to 16 and is now rated C+, compared with its ranking of 20 and a rating of C in 2018.
— The Sun Daily

Avoid Buying Palm Oil From Malaysia, Indian Group Tells Members
The trade spat between India, the world’s biggest palm buyer, and Malaysia seems to be escalating, with an influential processors’ group in Mumbai asking its members to refrain from buying the tropical oil from the second-largest producer.
— Bloomberg

AirAsia goes A321neo to boost load factor and expansion
AirAsia will start receiving its Airbus A321neo from the end of 2019, which would enable it to further improve efficiency and boost capacity to routes such as Singapore where the slots have been maxed out, chief executive officer Riad Asmat said.
— The Borneo Post

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

Support for Belt and Road Initiative
Although Malaysia is generally supportive of the idea behind the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the country would still need to.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Sabah, Sarawak urged to amend wildlife laws
Sabah and Sarawak have been urged to amend relevant provisions in existing legislation pertaining to wildlife to ensure more effective enforcement and stricter punishment for poachers.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign funds snap four-week selling streak on Bursa
Offshore investors made a modest return to Bursa last week as foreign investors snapped up RM184.6 million net of local equities compared with a RM276.6 million outflow in the previous week, after four straight weeks of sell-off, according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

What’s the truth about Malaysian poverty? | Newsflash
Malaysia needs to look beyond household income and analyse factors like access to clean water, healthcare, and job opportunities when defining poverty, say experts.
— The Star Online

Small-cap stocks are 2020’s best investment options, says expert
Given the overall bullish outlook for next year, investors looking for a bargain would do well to look at small-cap stocks, according to MRR Consulting Sdn Bhd managing partner Ooi Kok Hwa.
— The Sun Daily

Samsung celebrates 50th anniversary with promotions
In conjunction with its 50th-anniversary celebration from Oct 15 to Nov 30, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is giving out great discounts, exclusive free gifts and special prices to its.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Hishammuddin, Khairy could be answer to Umno’s leadership woes, says Annuar
Khairy Jamaluddin and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein could be the answer to Umno’s leadership woes, says party secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pix).
— The Sun Daily

1MDB BOD did not know of $700 mln loan agreement
The High Court here today was told that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board of directors (BOD) did not know about the $700 million loan agreement signed by.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Opportunities only for those who produce results
The government will make sure that opportunities under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 will be made available only to those who can produce results, said Tun Dr Mahathir.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia prioritises safeguarding flora, fauna: Mahathir
Malaysia is trying its best to safeguard the country’s flora and fauna, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Framework to regulate drone industry to be ready next year
A framework to regulate the drone industry should be ready by next year so that Malaysia does not lose out in business and investment opportunities, says Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Comic book withdrawn to check spread of foreign ideology: Mahathir
The government has stopped the distribution of a comic book entitled Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism in schools because it does not want Malaysian youths to be influenced by a foreign ideology, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

PM’s keynote address on ‘Malaysia Beyond 2020’
Following is the full transcript of the keynote address by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathis Mohamad at the ISIS Malaysia PRAXIS Conference “Malaysia Beyond 2020” here today.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Best way to manage a multiracial nation is to ensure no one feels happy: Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today shared his approach in managing a multiracial nation, which came as a surprise to many.
— The Sun Daily

Sunway Pharmacy launches flagship store in Sunway Pyramid
Sunway Pharmacy launched its flagship outlet in Sunway Pyramid today, marking its 15th outlet, and the largest one yet.
— The Sun Daily

Presence of warships in the South China Sea can lead to unnecessary conflicts: Dr Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the presence of warships in the South China Sea can lead to big accidents and unnecessary conflicts in the area.
— The Sun Daily

KKB Engineering awarded RM60.9m contracts
KKB Engineering Bhd has bagged multiple contracts worth RM60.9 million.The group told Bursa Malaysia that it had received two letters of award from the Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department for the proposed construction and completion of water supply from Kota Samarahan to Sebuyau, Samarahan Division for Sarawak Water Supply Grid Programme.
— The Sun Daily

Proposed Sarawak airline not into buying aircraft – Abang Johari
The Sarawak government’s proposal to set up an airline service to increase air connectivity in Sarawak would not involve any purchase of aircraft, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg last night.
— The Borneo Post

Penang exco: State mulls lowering foreign property purchase threshold to RM800,000 for high rise properties
Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo is proposing that the foreign property purchase threshold be lowered to RM800,000 for high rise properties on the island and not the RM600,000 fixed by the federal government under Budget.
— Malay Mail

Role of pharmacist relevant despite IR4.0 features
With the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) pharmacists will not be replaced as human touch is needed for the service, said National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) director Datin Dr Faridah.
— New Sarawak Tribune

OCR Group to launch ‘tallest development’ in Kuantan
OCR Group Bhd aims to launch Vertex Kuantan, its second project in the city, by the first half of 2023, said group managing director Billy Ong Kah Hoe.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M: Malaysia prioritises safeguarding of flora, fauna
Malaysia is trying its best to safeguard the country’s flora and fauna, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— Malay Mail

Chong: Overwhelming response particularly in rural areas for proposal to set up MPKK
The proposal to set up the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) has received overwhelming response from the people, particularly in the rural areas, according to Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen.
— The Borneo Post

Free tertiary education before end of PH mandate: Maszlee
Education Minister Maszlee Malik (pix) has pledged to fulfil Pakatan Harapan’s promise of providing free tertiary education before the end of its mandate, saying a mechanism is being worked out to study its implementation.
— The Sun Daily

Chemor farmers urge Perak MB to help small-scale farmers as promised
A group of 30 farmers from three different locations in Chemor urged Perak mentri besar to help small-scale farmers as promised after they were told to evict the land which they have been cultivating since the time of their.
— Malay Mail

No law to require hearing-impaired to declare condition to RTD: Expert
There is a need for procedures to govern hearing-impaired motorists to prevent road mishaps, according to a road safety expert.
— The Sun Daily

Near miracle Malaysia not bankrupted due to 1MDB monstrosity – Dr Mahathir
It was a near miracle that Malaysia was not bankrupted due to the damage done by the previous kleptocratic regime as they turned the nation’s coffers into their personal kitty, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— The Borneo Post

Smarter cities: How blockchain can transform urban planning
Smart cities use the latest in proven technologies to ensure that services delivered to citizens and visitors are delivered in a manner that is cost-effective, reduces waste, and is as efficient as possible.
— e27

Priority to repairing dilapidated schools in Sarawak, Sabah next year – Maszlee
The Ministry of Education will be giving priority to repairing dilapidated schools in Sarawak and Sabah next year, said its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
— The Borneo Post

Plantation guard arrested over latest elephant killing in Sabah
Police arrested a 20-year-old local man last night in connection to the poaching of an endangered Borneon pygmy elephant at a plantation in Sabah’s east coast district of  Beluran.
— Malay Mail

Malaysians embrace myFreeview Digital TV broadcasts
After 56 years of enjoying analogue television broadcasts, Malaysians have now joined those from other developed countries in embracing digital TV broadcast.
— The Borneo Post


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