Malaysia morning news for October 7

Malaysia morning news for October 7

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s Petronas Sets Up $350-Million Startup Fund
Malaysia’s state-backed oil and gas company Petronas has set up a $350-million venture capital fund in order to make direct investments in technology startups around the world, primarily through picking a minority stake in early growth-stage firms.
— Investvine

Development in Sabah and Sarawak will not affect NCR land
The government will ensure any development taking place in Sabah and Sarawak will not violate native customary rights (NCR) land there.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia to be among first in Asia to roll-out 5G demo projects
Malaysia is set to be among the first in Asia to deploy the fifth-generation network (5G) technology with the nationwide roll-out of 5G project demonstrations.
— New Sarawak Tribune

US, Malaysia can work together on visa waiver programme, US envoy says
Malaysia and the United States can work together on the latter’s visa waiver programme, especially with the country’s new enhanced immigration programme, its Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir said.
— Malay Mail

Over 100 foreigners detained in KL during integrated ops
A total of 102 foreigners were detained in an integrated operation to detect illegal immigrants in several hotspots around the capital.
— The Sun Daily

CM: Sales tax issue with Petronas expected to be settled in next few months
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is asking the people to be patient on matters relating to the five per cent sales tax on petroleum products that national oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) is still owing the state.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia: Current laws enough to deal with fake news
Malaysia is poised to set up a bipartisan parliamentary panel to look into how to deal with fake news using current laws or other methods, as it goes ahead with repealing the Anti-Fake News Act (AFNA).
— The Straits Times

Unfair to blame non-Malays every time there’s a problem, says Leiking
Penampang MP Darell Leiking has criticised the chief organiser of the Malay Dignity Congress, Zainal Kling, for his opening speech at the meeting.
— FMT

SFA suspends import of quail eggs from Malaysian farm providing 20% of supply
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the import of fresh quail eggs from a Malaysian farm that contributes about 20 per cent of Singapore’s total supply.
— The Straits Times

Sabah lawyers concerned Arbitration Act amendments will circumvent exclusive practising rights
Sabah lawyers are concerned that an amendment to the Arbitration Act in 2018 will circumvent the exclusive protection for them to practice in the state.
— The Star Online

Malaysia asked to repeal laws curbing freedom of speech
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Saturday urged the Malaysian government to roll back some of the laws that restrict freedom of expression in the country.
— New Kerala

CM: S’wak govt will work closely with China to realise state’s devt agenda
Sarawak government will explore and tap every opportunity to work closely with China to realise Sarawak’s development agenda, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

UN hails Malaysia’s effort to promote unity
The United Nations has hailed the government’s efforts to promote unity and interfaith harmony, particularly the proposal to establish a National Harmony and Reconciliation Commission.
— The Sun Daily

Public transport service should be main focus
The government is urged to expand its existing initiatives in the public transport sector in order to reduce cost of living, said Universiti Putra Malaysia economic analyst.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MPOCC condemns brutal killing of bull pygmy elephant
The Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) strongly condemns the irresponsible and inhumane acts against a bull pygmy elephant, a protected species under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, which was found dead recently at Sungai Udin in Dumpas, Kalabakan, Sabah, with its tusks removed.
— The Borneo Post

Dr Sim appeals for Sarawak’s healthcare sector to be given administrative autonomy, more funding
Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian has appealed for administrative autonomy and more funding to be given to Sarawak’s healthcare sector to meet the demands of the people for quality health related-services.
— The Borneo Post

Ministry moots raising maternity leave to 98 days, introducing three-day paternity leave
The Human Resources Ministry plans to suggest changes to employment laws that include increasing private sector maternity leave from 60 days to 98 days and introducing three days’ paternity leave.
— Malay Mail

22 areas recover from foul-smelling water: Air Selangor
Twenty-two areas out of the 33 areas affected by foul-smelling water recovered by 6pm yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah can be both economic and tourism hub, says chief minister
Sabah must strive to upgrade its capability in providing quality infrastructure and services to be able to compete with its neighbours on Borneo Island, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— Malay Mail

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays: Dr Mahathir (Updated)
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today said only the Malays can restore the dignity of the Malays and that they must stop expecting others to do it for them.
— The Sun Daily

NGO wants IPCMC Bill to be redrafted, says it lacks bite
The Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, which is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Oct 7), should be redrafted as it lacks bite, according to a non-governmental organisation.
— The Star Online

Gobind: Laws on internet regulation, personal data protection under study
Minister Gobind Singh Deo has that studies are ongoing to possibly review various laws on internet regulation and to protect personal data.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia belongs to Malays, Shah Alam congress warns ahead of Dr M’s speech
Zainal Kling warns non-Malay citizens who he says are not keeping to their end of the social contract.
— FMT News

2020 census: Public cooperation vital, says Statistics Dept
The Statistics Department is conducting a population and housing census next year and is seeking the public’s cooperation to provide the necessary information by filling the particulars requested.
— The Sun Daily

US firms growing in Malaysia despite looming global economic slowdown, ambassador says
American companies in Malaysia are still expanding despite growing concerns over a possible global economic slowdown, United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir said.
— Malay Mail

HK metro system partially reopens as city braces for further protests
Train service would also end at 9pm, more than 3 hours earlier than normal.
— FMT News

Socso’s employment insurance system helps 11,585 members
Social Security Organisation (Socso) via the Employment Insurance System (EIS) has received applications from 24,397 individuals who lost their jobs until September with benefit payments amounting to RM65.7 million.
— The Sun Daily

Envoy tells American companies to lead by example, inspire students across Malaysia
United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir has urged American companies based in Penang do their part in nurturing future talents in the country by reaching out to students across the country.
— Malay Mail

Focus to be on Budget 2020
All attention will be on the tabling of Budget 2020, the Bill to amend the mandatory death sentence and the Defence White Paper when the Dewan Rakyat reconvenes.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Labuan police conduct 32 ‘op sarang’
Labuan police have conducted 32 drug operations, codenamed ‘Op Sarang’, in several identified hot spots throughout the island so far this year.
— The Sun Daily

Azmin tells Najib not to divert eyes from 1MDB trial, explain how billions were stolen from Malaysians
Datuk Seri Najib Razak should not attempt to shift the public’s focus from his ongoing corruption trial over 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) funds, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today.
— Malay Mail

Public transport service should be main focus of Budget 2020
The government is urged to expand its existing initiatives in the public transport sector in order to reduce the cost of living, according to Universiti Putra Malaysia economic analyst Dr Mohd Yusof Saari.
— The Sun Daily

Reconsider critical allowance proposal for Fire Dept: Lee Lam Thye
It is hoped the government reconsiders its proposal to improve the welfare of Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department staff, including providing critical allowance for them.
— The Sun Daily

At Malay congress, PAS MP wants Sunni Islam made official religion of federation
The government should amend the Federal Constitution to make the Sunni denomination the only permissible school of Islam in the country, Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said.
— Malay Mail

Salleh confirms submitting online application to join PKR
Former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak chose to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) because it is a multiracial party which reflects his political viewpoint and the political atmosphere in Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Breast cancer most prevalent in Sabah
Breast cancer is particularly prevalent in Sabah, according to Lions District Governor Dr Gan Kean Siong, who was quoting a report from the Malaysia National Cancer Registry.
— The Borneo Post

Lee: Reconsider proposal to improve welfare of Bomba personnel
The government should reconsider the proposal to improve the welfare of Fire and Rescue Department personnel ahead of Budget 2020, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— The Star Online

Malaysian children have right to play without fear of disease, says consultant
Innocent children have the right to play without fear of catching measles, pertussis, chickenpox and so many other diseases from their friends whose parents refused to vaccinate them, said paediatrician and neonatologist Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Sabah govt to rev up state’s development, economy
The state government is gearing to rev up Sabah’s development and economy by strengthening its financial position through efficient planning and management.
— The Sun Daily

Khazanah has no intention to sell PLUS, says MD
Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the majority shareholder of PLUS Malaysia Bhd, has affirmed that it is not going to sell its strategic asset to any party.
— The Sun Daily

Landowners and beneficiaries of Kampung Baru propose meeting to resolve land purchase issue
The Kampung Baru Landowners and Beneficiaries Group (Pewaris) has called for a meeting with Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad to get accurate and detailed information on the actual situation regarding the.
— Malay Mail

Youth group wants govt to regulate e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products
The 4B Youth Movement urged the government today to take action against the unregulated open sale of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products.
— Malay Mail

WKB2030 continues effort to achieve 30% Bumiputera equity ownership target: Azmin
The Shared Prosperity Vision (WKB2030) will continue with efforts to achieve the 30% Bumiputera equity ownership target but needed participation from the country’s corporate sector for it to become a reality, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

Reconsider critical allowance for fire dept
The government hopefully reconsiders its proposal to improve the welfare of Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department staff including critical allowance for them.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Dr M: Kampung Baru like ‘kudis’ in heart of modern KL
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad described the undeveloped Malay enclave of Kampung Baru as a blemish at the centre of Kuala Lumpur.
— Malay Mail

 

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