Malaysia morning news for October 30

Malaysia morning news for October 30

Malaysia morning news

MITI approved RM91.9 bln investments in manufacturing, services & primary sectors in 1H2019
Malaysia’s total approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors increased 7.6 per cent to RM91.9 billion in the first half of 2019 (1H2019) from RM85.5 billion in the same period in 2018.
— The Borneo Post

Matrade to further boost awareness of Malaysia’s export capabilities in China
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is championing a public-private partnership effort to boost the awareness on Malaysia’s export capabilities to Chinese buyers at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 in Shanghai.
— The Sun Daily

RM1,200 minimum wage still below living wage in Klang Valley: Economists
A minimum wage of RM1,200 per month for a single adult living in the Klang Valley, is still below the estimated living wage, according to economist Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng.
— The Sun Daily

Anwar says ‘traitors’ trying to keep him from being Malaysia’s next prime minister
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim says that “traitors” are trying to stop him from replacing Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and becoming Malaysia’s next prime minister, in line with an earlier agreement.
— The Straits Times

Loke: Ministry probe rules out sabotage as cause of KLIA systems glitch
The investigation by the Transport Ministry found no elements of sabotage in the recent glitch that affected the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), says its minister Anthony Loke.
— The Star Online

Mida, Matrade to have talks with FMFTA on establishing textile hub
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti), along with its agencies, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), are set to have talks with the Federation of Malaysian Fashion Textiles & Apparels (FMFTA) to establish a textile hub in Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

90% Malaysians willing to emigrate to improve career, work-life balance
About 90% of local respondents would settle and work abroad for better career opportunities and work-life balance, as eight in 10 (80%) respondents in Malaysia want to work in a role that allows them to travel.
— The Sun Daily

Transport Ministry: No new conditions in renewing licence for lorry drivers
The Transport Ministry has denied that it has imposed new conditions in licence renewal for lorry drivers, especially with regards to health concerns, as claimed on social media.
— Malay Mail

GOF seizes contraband cigarettes, liquor worth over RM550,000
The 12th Battalion General Operations Force (GOF) recorded another success with the seizure of contraband cigarettes and liquor worth more than RM550,000 including tax yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian government wants Khazanah and private firms to invest in large scale vegetable farming
The Malaysian government is encouraging private firms and government-owned companies such as Khazanah Nasional Bhd to invest in large scale fruit and vegetable farming to reduce the nation’s food import bill, which has almost touched RM60 billion (€13 bln).
— Fresh Plaza

CM hints at benefits for civil service to be announced at State Budget 2020
The state civil service can expect some good news when the State Budget 2020 is tabled during the coming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, to be held from Nov 4 until 13.
— The Borneo Post

Bai Tian: Cooperation between M’sia, China flourishing under ‘Belt and Road’ initiative
The launch of the One Belt, One Road initiative in 2013 has brought new opportunities for the development of China-Malaysia relations, says China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
— The Star Online

Reduce total emissions, not just emissions intensity of GDP
EARLIER this month, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin announced that Malaysia would review its emissions reduction targets at the next United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow next year.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia publishes first Sustainable Development Goals indicators
Malaysia’s first publication of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators Malaysia, 2018, was published today.
— The Borneo Post

Politicians causing racial and religious tension in Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim
Politicians are stoking racial and religious tensions in Malaysia, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday (Oct 29) in parliament.

Youth’s debt woes won’t derail Malaysia’s high-income nation status goal
The potential for Malaysia to become a high-income nation is intact, despite the levels of bankruptcy reported among adults aged between 25 and 44.
— The Sun Daily

MetMalaysia issues advisory on Tropical Depression
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued an advisory on a Tropical Depression which is expected to hit Sabah waters.
— The Borneo Post

Road fatality leading cause of youth deaths: Anthony Loke
In Malaysia, road fatality is the leading cause of death among those aged 15 to 40, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians cheer court’s decision to dismiss smoking ban challenge
Malaysians are happy that the Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed a constitutional challenge against the Health Ministry’s total ban on smoking in all food outlets in the form of educational enforcement nationwide on Jan 1 this year.
— The Star Online

Fatimah: Ministry welcomes more strategic partners for Kenyalang Gold Card
The Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Ministry welcomes more strategic partners for its upcoming Kenyalang Gold Card, set to benefit senior citizens in the state.
— The Borneo Post

Govt has formed special task force to speed up decriminalising drug addiction, says Syed Saddiq
Putrajaya has formed a special task force to expedite the process of decriminalising drug addiction in Malaysia, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
— The Star Online

Axis REIT to raise up to RM433m to repay borrowings
Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (Axis REIT) has proposed an issuance of up to 247.46 million new shares, representing up to 20% of its total issued shares, to repay its bank financing.
— The Sun Daily

General Operations Force guard post near Malaysia-Thai border attacked with firecrackers
A General Operations Force (PGA) guard post near the Malaysia-Thai border here, was attacked this morning with firecrackers by a group of people believed to be Thai nationals.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak CM says must be fair to all because he is Muslim
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg stressed today that as a Muslim, it is incumbent upon him to be fair to the people of various races and religions in the state.
— Malay Mail

Solar power: Seda introduces P2P trading programme to encourage use of renewable energy
Malaysia plans to generate at least 20% of its energy through renewable sources by 2025, up from 6% currently.These renewable sources are solar, biomass, biogas and small hydro energy, according to Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) chairman Wong Kah Woh.
— The Sun Daily

Foreigners sweep RM302m of equities on Bursa last week
Offshore investors continued their buying on Bursa Malaysia, acquiring RM302.4 million net equities last week, compared to RM184.6 million net in the preceding week.
— The Sun Daily

Report: Water-fueled electric car prototype to be built in Malaysia by year’s end
Even before Malaysia’s flying car has lifted off, a news report yesterday said an automobile project has been launched in Peninsular Malaysia to develop an electric car that could be powered by water.
— The Borneo Post

Report: Singaporean couples crossing Causeway in search of egg donors
Singaporeans looking to conceive via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have been coming to Malaysia in search of suitable egg donors, the Sunday edition of the Straits Times reported.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia opens firmer amid US-China trade optimism
Bursa Malaysia resumed its long-weekend break on a firm note this morning as risk appetite improved following the upbeat tone on US-China trade talks and optimism over US interest rate cuts.
— The Sun Daily

Islamic State threat in South-east Asia rises with founder’s death, warn police
The death of Islamic State (IS) founder Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi could prompt the terror group to relocate to South-east Asia, according to Bukit Aman’s counter-terorrism chief.
— Malay Mail

Civil Defence Force prepares over 900 boats to face floods in Malaysia
The Civil Defence Force (APM) currently has over 900 boats compared to 400 boats previously, in preparation for the monsoon floods, said chief commissioner Datuk Roslan Wahab.
— Malay Mail

Tracking expenses key to financial stability
Bankruptcy statistics in Malaysia, particularly for those between 25 and 34 years old, are a cause for concern, especially when the situation is entirely avoidable.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysians should not worry about IS retaliation after leader’s death
Malaysians are out of harm’s way despite an expected retaliation by the Islamic State (IS) over the killing of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday.
— The Sun Daily

RM13.2m invested in Jelutong’s flood mitigation projects
The Penang government has invested RM13.2 million in eight flood mitigation projects in Jelutong, according to State Housing, Local Government, and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Ex-CEO Shahrol confirms he is ‘1MDB Officer 2’ in US probe, but denies in league with Jho Low
Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi told the High Court here today that he is the person identified as “1MDB Officer 2” in the United States government’s investigations of the global financial scandal.
— Malay Mail

Syed Saddiq defends Dr M’s speech at Malay Dignity Congress
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia youth (Armada) chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has defended Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks during the Malay Dignity Congress.
— The Star Online

PAS says no room for Umno in Kelantan, Terengganu governments
The PAS administrations in Kelantan and Terengganu do not have space for Umno lawmakers, said Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Ibrahim.
— Malay Mail

Minister: Putrajaya to expedite decriminalisation of drug addiction
The government will use a special committee to hasten legal amendments that would decriminalise drug addiction, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.
— Malay Mail

Minimum retirement age will remain at 60: Govt
The minimum retirement age for Malaysians will remain at 60, according to Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.
— The Sun Daily

Roshidi: Maintain legacy of community leaders, village headmen instead of MPKKP
The establishment of community leaders (KMs) and village headmen (KKs) which have existed in Sarawak for hundreds of years must be maintained at all costs, says Kuching North Pemanca Roshidi Junai.
— The Borneo Post

Deputy IGP: Over 37,000 applied online for 6,000 police vacancies
The police’s new e-recruiting system received more than 37,000 applications in the past month, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor.
— Malay Mail

Premium venue: Glasshouse appeal to draw in tourists, contribute to Visit Malaysia Year targets
The recently launched La Serre (which means glasshouse in French) is anticipated to be an international event venue that would help the country achieve its Visit Malaysia Year 2020 targets.
— The Sun Daily

Win-win situation as Kinabatangan plantations plan elephant corridor link
Two oil palm plantations in Kinabatangan, Sabah are collaborating with a French wildlife and environmental conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO), known as HUTAN, to establish an elephant corridor in an effort to help reduce conflict between humans and wildlife.
— The Borneo Post

Looking into exporting quality food
The state government is exploring the possibility of exporting good quality locally made food products to other countries such as South Korea and Japan besides China.
— New Sarawak Tribune

PM power transition not a pressing matter — Anwar
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday that the power transition of the country’s leadership is not a pressing matter and called on all Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders to focus on ensuring sustainable development for the people.
— The Borneo Post

PH names Karmaine its by-election candidate, other parties to announce soon
A local man has pipped a former mentri besar to be the Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election on Nov 16.
— The Sun Daily


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