Malaysia morning news for September 11

Malaysia morning news for September 11

Malaysia morning news

Guan Eng: No new tax measures for corporates, investment community
Budget 2020 is not expected to have new tax measures on the corporate sector and investment community, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Sun Daily

Transport minister highlights public transport, logistics for Budget 2020
Anthony Loke hopes to get sufficient funds for next year’s budget, to be tabled next month, to develop two key transport areas.
— Malay Mail

Govt reviewing regulations to make refuelling ships in M’sia attractive
The government is currently reviewing regulations pertaining to bunkering services to make refuelling ships in Malaysia attractive, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
— The Star Online

Transport minister seeks to overtake Singapore as bunkering hub
The Transport Ministry is in the process of reviewing regulations and restrictions to allow Malaysia to become a bunker hub for vessels passing through the busy Straits of Malacca, an industry currently dominated by.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia Airlines And China Southern Schedule Australian A380 Services
Airlines are constantly shuffling their planes between routes, riding the tides of seasonal passenger demand. In the last couple of days, both China Southern and Malaysia Airlines have announced some A380 flights into Australia over the December/January period.
— SimpleFlying

Malaysia’s national disaster management agency sends half a million face masks to haze-hit state as fires burn
Malaysia’s national disaster management agency has sent half a million face masks to its eastern state of Sarawak, where air pollution levels have spiked amid worsening forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, authorities said on Tuesday.
— The Borneo Post

Guan Eng: Malaysia set to miss goal of 75pc life insurance penetration by 2020
The finance minister is not confident that the 2020 target of a 75 per cent life insurance penetration rate set under the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration is achievable.
— Malay Mail

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max Price In Malaysia Starts From RM 4899
For the longest time, consumers in Malaysia would have to wait for a while before the latest iPhone models come into the market. With the newly announced iPhone 11 series though, the wait will be significantly shorter.
— Lowyat

Commentary: The East Malaysia secession grapevine, an absolute headache for Malaysia Day
The Pakatan Harapan government faces its trickiest conundrum yet – keeping Sarawak and Sabah in the fold while resisting accusations it’s not protecting Malay rights, says James Chin.
— Channel NewsAsia

Heritage tourism in Malaysia is a delicate balancing act
Jalan Tengkera in Melaka has all the markings of a great heritage tourism product – a war-torn past, centuries-old Dutch buildings, mystical tombs and households with heirloom artefacts.
— Star2

Perlis Mufti: Prioritising Muslim-made goods will boost community’s traders
Prioritising the purchase of Muslim-produced goods will help improve the economic status of Muslim entrepreneurs in the country, said Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin.
— Malay Mail

Remarks against Mavcom is Airasia’s view – Loke
Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook described the statement issued by AirAsia Bhd group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes claiming that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has failed the country’s aviation sector was AirAsia’s view.
— The Borneo Post

Axiata, Digi tumbles as proposed merger falls through
Axiata Group Bhd and Bhd were among the top losers this morning after the termination of merger talks to create the largest telco player in the region.
— The Sun Daily

In the second quarter of 2019, the total number of jobs in the private sector in Malaysia totalled 8.62 million, an increase of 145,000 when compared to the same quarter last year, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
— Staffing Industry

Malaysia Faces Youth Unemployment Crisis
The youth unemployment rate in Malaysia, at 10.9 percent officially, is more than triple the national rate of 3.3 percent and has been gradually rising over the past decade, exacerbating the disgruntlement of a youth constituency that was instrumental in swinging the vote that brought the Pakatan Harapan coalition to power in the 2018 general election.
— Asian Sentinel

Bureaucracy, high costs deter Malay-owned SMEs from applying for Halal certs
Bureaucracy and high costs to meet requirements have been cited as the reasons why many Malay-owned small and medium sized businesses (SME)’s do not apply for Halal certification.
— The Sun Daily

ECRL a done deal, Malaysia’s focus now on maximising benefit, says transport minister
Negotiations concerning the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) are over, Anthony Loke said today amid calls for a review after the ambitious project was described as a bailout for the debt-riddled 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
— Malay Mail

Report: Bangladeshi workers exploited, traded between firms in Malaysia
Bangladeshi nationals were allegedly being worked and traded between firms in slave-like conditions that violated Malaysian labour laws, according to a news report today.
— Malay Mail

Bank Negara seen maintaining benchmark rate this week
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is in no rush to cut the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) and is unlikely to do so this week, economists say, given that Malaysia’s economy is still sound, and as the weakening of the ringgit is seen to be in line with regional currencies.
— The Sun Daily

Govt mulls expert’s views on large-scale padi cultivation
The government has heard the views of a former head of a plantation company which can serve as the framework to implement large-scale padi cultivation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years
Malaysia and Turkey are working on widening the trade relationship in areas such as defence, technology, food and services, as well as electronics, with the aim of boosting bilateral trade to.
— Malay Mail

Amalgamation of padi smallholdings into estates can eliminate poverty among farmers – Mahathir
Padi farmers can emerge from poverty only if they are prepared to accept the idea of consolidating their paddy smallholdings and operating them as estates, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— The Borneo Post

Selangor Health Dept: Take preventive steps to reduce health effects caused by haze
The Selangor Health Department has advised people living in the state to take preventive steps to reduce the health effects caused by the current haze.
— Malay Mail

STAR, PBDSB to send protest note to Indonesian consulate if haze persists
The State Reform Party Sarawak (STAR) and Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) will send a protest note to the Indonesian consulate in Kuching if the haze situation persists.
— The Borneo Post

OpenSys sees 21% CRM growth by year end, secures two new banking clients
OpenSys (M) Bhd projected a 21% growth in its deployment of cash recycling ATMs (CRMs), which will increase by 700 units to more than 4,200 installed units by the end of 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Guan Eng: Cost one of main reasons why M’sians not insured
Affordability is one of the main reasons why many Malaysians don’t have an insurance policy, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Sun Daily

Minho suffers fire at Pahang timber complex
Minho (M) Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Lionvest Corporation (Pahang) Sdn Bhd suffered a fire incident last Saturday evening at its timber complex in Jengka, Pahang.
— The Sun Daily

Decision on legal recognition of NCR land in S’wak to be delivered tomorrow
A full bench of the Federal Court in Putrajaya will be delivering a decision on the applications to review its judgement on a case involving the legal recognition of native customary rights (NCR) on land in Sarawak tomorrow morning.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak closes 409 schools in state due to haze, but says UPSR to continue
The thick haze blowing across Sarawak has forced the closure of 409 schools in nine districts, of which 347 are at the primary level.
— Malay Mail

Govt should not shut down teacher’s training institutes, says Umno man
The government should not shut down 21 of the 27 teacher’s training institutes nationwide as has been reported, as this would affect school-leavers who want to pursue a career in teaching, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Jalaluddin Alias.
— The Star Online

Consumer group moots end to MM2H, calls for housing scheme that helps Malaysians
The Penang Consumers Association (CAP) suggested that the federal government scrap the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) policy and formulate a comprehensive housing policy to address the needs of the country’s lower-income.
— Malay Mail

Public cautioned against saboteurs propagating racial issues to cause disharmony
Malaysians have been urged not to take the bait of saboteurs who are out to instigate racial and religious strife by raising old and non-issues.
— The Sun Daily

Defence Ministry to be overhauled, says deputy minister
The Defence Ministry is undergoing changes listed in a White Paper that will fundamentally alter its operations and procurement, said Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong.
— Malay Mail

Worst likely over for rubber glove sector
The worst is over and growth is likely to resume in the coming quarters as glove manufacturers indicated that they have started to increase selling prices to pass on the incremental costs, according to Affin Hwang Capital.
— The Sun Daily

Minister dismisses claim Institutes of Teacher Education facing closure
Media report claiming that 21 of the 27 Institutes of Teacher Education (IPGs) will be closed in stages beginning next year is untrue as it refers to the decision of the previous government, says Education.
— Malay Mail

Two men including NGO president claim trial to misappropriating RM34,000
Two men including a non-governmental organisation president pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to dishonest misappropriation of property involving RM34,000.
— The Sun Daily

Commandos are sharp shooters, must be trained well: Patriot president
The use of live ammunition in military exercises, including demonstrations and training, is to instil confidence among elite soldiers, National Association of Patriots (Patriot) said yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Tuan Ibrahim claims Pakatan tarring PAS-Umno pact as racist for divide-and-conquer gambit
PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has accused Pakatan Harapan of denouncing the PAS-Umno pact as racist for a “divide and conquer” strategy.
— Malay Mail

Missing Taiwanese tourist at Bako finds his way back to safety
An elderly male tourist from Taiwan, who was reported missing during a trek with two friends in Bako National Park, found his way back to his lodging at the park at about 7.30am this morning.
— The Borneo Post

Air Selangor to become Klang Valley’s sole water supplier from Friday
The company will carry out all water treatment and supply activities in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya.
— FMT News

Hartalega upbeat on US market despite trade tensions
The world’s largest synthetic glove manufacturer, Hartalega Holdings Bhd, is optimistic that the US will remain its biggest export market despite ongoing trade tensions.
— The Sun Daily

Eversendai awarded seven contracts worth RM288m
Eversendai Corp Bhd has secured seven new structural steel contracts worth RM288 million in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore and the Netherlands.
— The Sun Daily

Corals damaged by stranded cargo ship in Kalampunian Island
Tourism players here hope the authorities will take action including carry out restoration work on corals off Kudat following damage caused by a stranded cargo ship.
— The Sun Daily

Seberang Perai to gain city status on Malaysia Day
Seberang Perai will finally be declared a city this September 16, more than a year after the state government took the first steps to apply for the status.
— Malay Mail

Kit Siang challenges youths to fight hate mongers, usher in New Malaysia
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today said Malaysia faces an intensifying battle against fear and hate mongers who are using race and religion to further their cause.
— The Sun Daily

Mayor shown poor living conditions at flats
Sarawak United People’s Party Central Youth secretary general, Milton Foo yesterday showed the new Kuching South City Mayor, Datuk Wee Hong Seng the poor living conditions at Pending Height.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Witness: Najib often held private meetings with Jho Low
Datuk Seri Najib Razak often discussed confidential matters with fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, says Najib’s former special officer Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin on Tuesday (Sept 10).
— The Star Online



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