Malaysia morning news for September 10

Malaysia morning news for September 10

Malaysia morning news

Penang govt to talk only with impacted stakeholders over PSR project: Chow
The Penang government will only deal with stakeholders who are impacted by the Penang South Reclamation project (PSR), said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.As for other quarters, he said, they could give their opinion, and the government will take note.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia pins hope for RCEP deal success with good progress made
Malaysia sees positive progress towards concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade pact, by year-end even though there are still some outstanding issues that needed to be resolved.
— The Sun Daily

Govt pledges to liberate Malaysia from corruption, abuse of power
The government is committed to rehabilitating the country and liberating it from corruption and abuse of power, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Star Online

Malaysian forests at risk after high demand for the ‘King of Fruit’
The Chinese demand for durians is very high, but what effect will it have on the environment and the people? Malaysia has started to export whole durian to China by air, in hopes of flying 8,000 tons of the fruit to China every year.
— Fresh Plaza

Diplomatic row heats up as haze from Indonesian fires threatens Malaysia
Hotspots signaling fires in Indonesian Borneo and Sumatra have increased nearly sevenfold over a four-day period in September, according to official reports.
— Mongabay

Malaysia rebukes Philippines for ‘unfriendly’ remarks as Sabah sovereignty claim resurfaces
Bilateral ties could suffer if the Philippines continues to insist it has claims over the Malaysian state of Sabah, said analysts, a day after Putrajaya issued a strong rebuke against “unfriendly” remarks from its Southeast Asian neighbour.
— South China Morning Post

Malaysian couple arrested for stealing baby milk powder from Johor Bahru supermarket
A Malaysian couple were arrested on Sunday (Sep 8) for allegedly stealing from a supermarket at a shopping mall in Johor Bahru.
— Channel NewsAsia

Deport illegal immigrants instead of issuing temporary passes, says PBS
The government has been urged to find ways to deport foreigners in Sabah, instead of issuing them with special passes, says opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).
— The Star Online

Mavcom has failed the aviation sector, says Fernandes
AirAsia Bhd group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has claimed that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has failed the country’s aviation sector, backing it with seven reasons, among others introducing bureaucratic policies.
— The Borneo Post

Ninety-nine Malaysian couples tie the knot on auspicious 9.9.19
Ninety-nine couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at a Chinese temple in Malaysia on Monday, the ninth day of the ninth month that is considered an auspicious date by ethnic Chinese.
— New Straits Times

Non-Muslim goods boycott a ‘ticking time bomb’ in Mahathir’s Malaysia
A movement calling for Malays to boycott non-Muslim products has emerged in Malaysia, where a campaign of fake news and political rhetoric continues to stoke racial and religious tensions, prompting a member of the Perak state’s royal family to describe the situation as a “ticking time bomb”.
— South China Morning Post

Taxman increases donation reporting threshold to RM10,000
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has announced that it requires only information of donors contributing RM10,000 and above, according to its new guidelines effective Sept 5.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia upbeat on new round of US-China trade talks: Azmin
Malaysia looks forward to a positive and constructive outcome of the new round of the United States (US)-China trade talks in early October which is aimed at ending the tariff war between the world’s two largest economies.
— The Sun Daily

Halal certification conditions will not be relaxed
The conditions for halal certification by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) will not be relaxed for the benefit of small-scale entrepreneurs, as such terms were intended to protect the quality of the certification which was recognised internationally.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak Education Department orders schools to close if API exceeds 200
The State Education Department has ordered schools in areas where Air Pollutant Index (API) reading has breached 200 to close immediately.
— The Borneo Post

‘Easy citizenship’ claims: NRD lodges police report against Facebook, Twitter users
The National Registration Department (NRD) has lodged a police report over viral news on social media, claiming that it has granted MyKads to Chinese nationals recently, says Datuk Ruslin Jusoh.
— The Star Online

Liberate Malaysia from corruption, abuse of power pledge
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the government is committed to rehabilitating the country and liberating it from corruption and abuse of power.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Health screening machines needed at Sabah international entry points, says deputy CM
Health screening machines are needed at all international entry points in Sabah, as a measure to prevent the spread of viruses that could be carried by tourists, as arrivals continue to be very encouraging, said Deputy Chief.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng selar MCA, MIC tak bantah PAS, Umno sokong boikot produk bukan Islam
Lim Guan Eng berkata MCA atau MIC tanpa segan silu menjatuhkan maruah mereka dengan meneruskan kerjasama politik dengan PAS dan Umno.
— FMT News

Johor govt urged to increase annual allocation for assemblymen from RM350k to RM800k
The Johor government has been urged to review and increase the allocation for its 56 assemblymen from RM350,000 to RM800,000 a year.
— The Star Online

Guan Eng admits Pakatan govt was ‘late’ in reacting to boycott non-Muslim products campaign
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today agreed with the National Association of Patriots (Patriot) that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government had been slow to respond to the movements that had pushed for a boycott of.
— Malay Mail

Claims of easy citizenship: NRD lodges report against Facebook, Twitter users
The National Registration Department (NRD) today lodged a police report against several Facebook and Twitter account-holders who claimed that the department easily gave citizenship to foreigners.
— The Sun Daily

99 Malaysian couples mark 9.9 by tying the knot in mass wedding at KL’s Thean Hou Temple
Ninety-nine couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at a Chinese temple in Malaysia today, the ninth day of the ninth month that is considered an auspicious date by ethnic Chinese.
— Malay Mail

Foreign minister on working visit to China to mark 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will be making a five-day working visit to China from today until September 13 in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations.
— Malay Mail

S’wak UPSR candidates will sit for exam tomorrow unless API hits 300, says state education director
All Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) candidates in Sarawak are still required to sit for their examination tomorrow so long as the Air Pollution Index (API) readings do not exceed 300.
— The Borneo Post

Deputy Foreign Minister to attend RCDD in Indonesia on Sept 9-10
Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya (pix) will attend the Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy (RCDD) in Jakarta on Sept 9-10, according to the Foreign Ministry.
— The Sun Daily

State govt needs feedback on Unifor, Sarawak deputy CM tells churches, non-Islamic bodies
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today requested churches and other non-Islamic religious organisations to provide feedback on how the Unit For Other Religions (Unifor) that provides financial assistance to.
— Malay Mail

Police’s Special Action Unit prepare for Apec 2020
The Special Action Unit (UTK) of the Royal Malaysia Police is undertaking preparations, including daily specialised training, for the 2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit to be held in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian police working with foreign agencies to bring home citizens trapped in Syria
Malaysian police are working together with foreign intelligence agencies to bring home Malaysians suspected of being involved with the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
— CNA

Labuan Health Dept suspends 4 popular Labuan eateries’ operations
Four popular eateries were ordered by the Health Department here to close temporarily Sunday night for failing to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of their kitchens.
— The Sun Daily

Bukit Aman to question Penang DCM II, rep on Wednesday (Sept 11) in Zakir defamation probe
The police will record statements from Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and Bagan Dalam assemblyman Satees Muniandy on Wednesday (Sept 11) following police reports lodged against them by controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik over alleged defamatory statements.
— The Star Online

Haze: Earliest possible date for cloud seeding in S’wak is Thursday, says Uggah
The earliest possible date for cloud seeding to be done in Sarawak is this Thursday, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Sun Daily

Diplomats congratulate Agong on birthday celebration
The diplomatic corps in Malaysia conveyed their congratulations and well wishes to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on His Majesty’s official birthday celebration today.
— The Sun Daily

CHPS No.1 to 6 to be temporarily closed due to worsening haze
Chung Hua Primary Schools (CHPS) No.1 to 6 here will be temporarily closed starting tomorrow due to the worsening haze.
— The Borneo Post

Kit Siang issues third challenge to Malaysian youth in racial harmony campaign
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today issued another challenge to youth in the country, this time asking them to promote social media literacy.
— Malay Mail

Children as young as 10 seeking help for depression, says Befrienders
A local not-for-profit organisation that operates a 24-hour helpline said children as young as 10 have reached out to them by email.
— Malay Mail

Jakim urges all mosques across Malaysia to pray for rain
All mosques across the country have been called upon to hold ‘Solat Istisqa’ (prayers for rain) to ease the haze which has affected several parts of the country.
— Malay Mail

Three Chinese independent schools in Kuching to be temporarily closed due to escalating API
The three Chinese independent schools – Chung Hua Middle School (CHMS) No.1, 3 and 4 – in the city will be temporarily closed from tomorrow in the face of the escalating air pollutant index (API).
— The Borneo Post

MetMalaysia: Cloud seeding will happen when atmospheric conditions are right
A cloud-seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western peninsula Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheric conditions permit.
— Malay Mail

Public invited to Mooncake Festival at Rejang Park Traffic Garden
Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Pelawan Branch and Kawasan Rukun Tetangga Taman Rajang will be collaborating in organising a Mooncake Festival at Rejang Park Traffic Garden at 7.30pm on Sept.
— New Sarawak Tribune

 

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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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