Malaysia morning news for October 29

Malaysia morning news for October 29

Malaysia morning news

Sarawak faces logistical challenge to recall canned pork products from China
Sarawak is facing a massive logistic headache to recall China-manufactured canned pork after DNA of the African Swine Fever virus was detected in one of its products.
— The Star Online

Improved ranking in World Bank report proves Malaysia is on right track: Lim
Malaysia’s improved ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 Report is proof of the government’s success in implementing institutional reforms, according to Lim Guan Eng.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia confident in China-ASEAN FTA upgrade protocol for greater access to Chinese market
Malaysia’s agricultural sector received a boost in June, after the country started shipping whole frozen durian to China.
— Xinhua

Pharmaceutical regulator warns of banned cosmetics in market under new names
Makeup users should be careful when buying new products as banned cosmetics are being repackaged for sale under new names, the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has cautioned.
— Malay Mail

20 pct increase in drug related cases
Based on the Sibu Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department statistics, from January till September this year, there were a total of 774 drug related cases in the state, an increase.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, among suitors for Malaysia Airlines: Report
Three international carriers have put in bids to buy a strategic stake in the ailing Malaysian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, according to a report published on Saturday by business weekly The Edge Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

Preparing Malaysia for its digital future
Reindustrialisation, 5G technology and PPPs will help Malaysia grow its economy and become digital future-ready.
— OpenGovAsia

Lim denies Sarawak neglected in Budget 2020
Sarawak is among the states receiving the highest allocation under Budget 2020, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Three airlines in the running for Malaysia Airlines stake
Malaysia Airlines’ owner sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional has drawn up a shortlist of four interested parties for the part privatisation of Malaysia Airlines.
— Travel Mole

Hearing for Penang assessment rate review kicks off tomorrow
The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) will start hearing sessions for objections against the assessment rate review tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

Ministry views seriously hacking of websites
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) views seriously the issue of the hacking of the Universiti Malaya (UM) online payment portal (e-pay) which resulted in some personal data of UM personnel being leaked on the internet on Thursday.
— The Sun Daily

GOF post on Malaysia-Thai border attacked with firecrackers
A General Operations Force (GOF) guard post near the Malaysia-Thai border here was attacked Monday (Oct 28) morning with firecrackers by a group of people believed to be Thai nationals.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s leader decided by top Pakatan Harapan body: Mahathir
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that only the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council can determine who is prime minister, Bernama news agency reported.
— The Straits Times

Increase in number of flood victims in five states to 1,676: Nadma
The number of flood victims nationwide increased to 1,676 people from 466 families as of 8am this morning, compared to 1,183 victims from 350 families at 8pm yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Credit ratings reaffirmation the best answer to critics – Lim
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says the reaffirmation of Malaysia’s sovereign credit ratings is the best answer to critics that the present government does not know how to manage the economy or has increased government debt excessively.
— The Borneo Post

Brown sugar boba brand Xing Fu Tang’s Malaysia franchisee hits back at Taiwan HQ, says won’t be bullied
Malaysia’s master franchisee for popular brown sugar boba brand Xing Fu Tang has said local outlets will not be “bullied”, fighting back against allegations by headquarters in Taiwan, CEO International.
— Malay Mail

Violet files DUN motion for Sarawak to sue Petronas over unpaid petroleum state sales tax
Sarawak DAP hopes that a motion at the coming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting will lead to a court decision on the legality of the state government’s move to impose the five per cent state sales tax on petroleum products.
— The Borneo Post

Faced with more floods, Penang bumps up Sungai Pinang project to mid 2020
Physical works on the third phase of the RM150 million Sungai Pinang Flood Mitigation Project (RTB) will start by the middle of 2020, state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo announced today.
— Malay Mail

Turkmenistan wants to extend Petronas PSC to 2038: Mahathir
The Turkmenistan government wants to extend the production sharing contract (PSC) with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in the country to 2038, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak CM sees hornbill state reaching developed status by 2030
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg is confident Malaysia’s largest state can reach developed status by 2030 as its economy is heading in the right direction.
— Malay Mail

Bright future for our livestock industry
Sarawak exported RM263 million worth of livestock products last year and is looking forward to increase the exports in the future, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MDEC to host premier gaming conference LEVEL UP KL 2019
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced the return of LEVEL UP KL, an event that engages game developers, corporates, gamers and eSports communities.
— The Borneo Post

1,600 cartons of smuggled cigarettes confiscated in Sarawak
The Kuching Civil Defence Force’s Batalion 11 has crippled an attempt to smuggle in 1,600 cartons of the cigarette ‘Ace Merah’ estimated to be worth RM304,000 in an abandoned shophouse in Batu 7 here.
— The Sun Daily

Govt confident Kampung Baru landowners will accept new offer price
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today said he is confident Kampung Baru landowners will agree with the government’s offer of RM1,000 per square foot to buy their land for redevelopment.
— The Sun Daily

JB cycling tragedy: Sales promoter acquitted of reckless driving
The magistrate’s court here today acquitted and discharged a sale promoter who was charged with reckless driving that caused a road accident in which eight teenage cyclists were killed two years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Court clears motorist of killing eight teen cyclists on dark JB road two years ago
The Magistrate’s Court here today acquitted and discharged a sale promoter who was charged with reckless driving that caused a road accident in which eight teenage cyclists were killed two years ago.
— Malay Mail

New conservation technique reveals lost splendours of Herculaneum art
One of the best preserved Roman houses at Herculaneum reopened recently after more than 30 years, its exquisite paintings brought back to life thanks to a revolutionary new technique.

For reform to truly work, G25 says parliamentary select committees need teeth
Parliament’s select committees must be given power and autonomy to hold inquiries on matters of public interest, a group of former judges and public officials said today, as it raised concern over Putrajaya’s sluggish.
— Malay Mail

Chong: Guan Eng did not refer to MPKKP as ‘weapon’ to capture Sarawak
The word ‘weapon’ was put into the mouth of Finance Minister and national Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who talked about the functions of the Federal Village Committee Management Council (MPKKP) in Miri yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

No need for LTTE detainees to be held under Sosma anymore, says Ramkarpal
DAP legal bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh (pix) has urged Attorney-General, Tan Sri Tommy Thomas, to release the 12 people detained for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), after police said yesterday they have handed the investigation papers over to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
— The Sun Daily

Nearly RM400,000 raised in fundraiser to help rebuild five longhouses destroyed by fire
Organisers of the Padungan Street Party have managed to raised nearly RM400,000 last night to help rebuild the five longhouses which were destroyed by fire.
— The Borneo Post

CM: Bumiputera contractors to be prioritised for infrastructure projects under 12MP
Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg has assured Bumiputera contractors that they will be prioritised for infrastructure projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) that are expected to be tendered out for the development of the state.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysians held in high esteem abroad: Mahathir
Malaysian professionals working abroad with special skills and capabilities are viewed with high regard, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

MOA targets 1,000 participants for ‘Rezeki Tani’ programme
The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) is targeting 1,000 participants for the ‘Rezeki Tani’ programme over the next two years, its minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Sony’s latest Xperia 5 brings creative entertainment experiences in a sleek and compact design
Sony continues its smartphone evolution with the introduction of Xperia 5, the latest addition to the flagship series, bringing key technologies from Xperia 1 into a compact, stylish and sleek smartphone design.
— The Borneo Post

Rakuten Trade receives SC’s ‘Digitalising Services for Retail Participation Award’
The only fully digital equities broker in Malaysia, Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd (Rakuten Trade) was among three companies to receive accolades from the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) for its role in educating retail investors and enhancing investment growth.
— The Borneo Post

Waytha: Malaysia’s national unity still strong
National unity in the country is still strong, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak government mulls over public holiday for Deepavali
The implementation of a public holiday for the Deepavali celebration could still not be done in Sarawak, according to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Sun Daily

Khairy completes Ironman Langkawi, receives medal from mother
Rembau MP, Khairy Jamaluddin successfully completed the Ironman 70.3 Langkawi on Saturday, his second, after the first in 2016.The feat was all the more sweeter as, at the chequered flag handing him his medal was his mother, Datin Seri Rahmah Abdul Hamid.
— The Sun Daily

Umno sec-gen tweets ‘our duty to bring down DAP’, free Malaysia from racists; here’s how Malaysians responded
Taking aim at its political enemy DAP, Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa went on social media urging Malaysians to “rise up” and rid the government he claimed was “infested” with extremist elements, and.
— Malay Mail

Another Eagle High Plantation deal may be hard to come by, says Najib
The former prime minister responds to A Kadir Jasin’s suggestion that the government activate a put option in Peter Sondakh’s deal with Felda Ventures Holdings Bhd.
— FMT News

Malaysian senior artist enjoys new creative bounce with his first Singapore solo exhibit
When he was a young man in 1965, visual artist and academician Dr Choong Kam Kow went to New York to study Fine Arts under a Fulbright Scholarship. Upon arriving, he recalled feeling a lot of culture shock.

Protests against MPKKP show GPS desperate, says Kho
Some of the protests against the setting up of the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) is bordering on the absurd and is indicative that the GPS state government is simply clutching at straws, said PKR Sarawak information chief Desmond Kho.
— The Borneo Post


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