Malaysia morning news for September 16

Malaysia morning news for September 16

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia to write to Asean secretariat on need to formulate trans-boundary haze law
Malaysia will send a letter to the Asean Secretariat on the need to formulate and enforce a uniform trans-boundary haze law across the region to avoid recurrence of the problem in the future.
— New Straits Times

Tourism Malaysia expects 8pc increase in tourist expenditure this year
Tourism Malaysia is expecting tourist expenditure to rise by eight per cent this year from RM28.1 billion recorded last year.
— Malay Mail

Japan Airlines could bid for Malaysia Airlines stake, says report
The Edge weekly says there have been high level talks for Japan Airlines to pursue an interest in the national carrier.
— FMT News

No plans to bring back GST in Malaysia
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that the Malaysian government will not be bringing back the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
— Eleven Myanmar

Ministry optimistic ‘Buy Malaysian Products’ campaign will be a success
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is optimistic that the ‘Buy Malaysian Products’ campaign will be a success locally and internationally.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to focus cloud seeding operations in Selangor, Johor to reduce haze
Malaysia will focus its cloud seeding operations in haze-affected states Selangor and Johor, which have recorded high Air Pollutant Index (API) readings.
— Channel NewsAsia

Jakim denies halal certification under Finance Ministry now
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has denied claims made by Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob that the halal certification now falls under the purview of the Finance Ministry.
— Malay Mail

Parts of Sabah electricity grid damaged by bad weather
There has been fairly extensive damage of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) equipment in the state due to strong winds and heavy rains over the past few days.
— The Star Online

Never let harmonious relations be threatened by racial polarisation: Lee
Malaysians should never allow the harmonious relations among the various races to be threatened by racial polarisation, which remains a serious issue in the country.
— The Sun Daily

Nepal and Malaysia rewrite rules for migrant labour
n what could be a major step forward in safeguarding the welfare of migrant labour, Nepal and Malaysia have rewritten the rules for work contracts.
— Nepal Times

The foreigner who stoked political chaos in Malaysia
Controversial Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik is on the wanted list in India due to his extreme religious remarks and allegedinvolvement in money laundering.
— Inquirer.net

Malaysia has adequate mechanisms to control spread of harmful information: Lecturer
The country has various mechanisms to control the spread of provocative information or terrorism, said a media and information lecturer.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction
The country’s economy would be restructured in a more progressive direction based on high technology adoption, innovation, and research and development, the Economic Affairs Ministry said.
— The Sun Daily

MAHB: KLIA main terminal’s operations back to normal since Sept 2
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) announced that the operations at the KL International Airport’s (KLIA) main terminal has normalised since September 2 when the operational response teams stood down.
— Malay Mail

DPM: Govt won’t allow national unity to be jeopardised
The government will not allow the country to be jeopardised by any group trying to incite or pit people against each other in order to divide the nation, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
— The Star Online

Selling MyKad, birth certs to foreigners is treason: Muhyiddin
The act of selling Malaysian identity card (MyKad) and birth certificate to foreign nationals is treason, a serious crime against the country, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian opposition parties UMNO and PAS formalise pact
Malaysia’s two oldest political parties – UMNO and PAS – signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday (Sep 14), presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay-Muslims.
— CNA

Dr Mahathir dons face mask to go riding at UPM Equine Centre (VIDEO)
The early morning drizzle today did not stop Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from indulging in one of his favourite recreational activities, horse riding at Universiti Putra Malaysia Equine Centre, here.
— Malay Mail

Khaled Nordin: Umno and PAS need support of all Malaysians, not just Malays
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today said that Umno and PAS will need the support of all Malaysians to ensure the success of the political cooperation between both parties.
— Malay Mail

Dr M goes horse riding as morning drizzle partially clears air
The haze blanketing much of the Klang Valley did not stop Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from taking part in one of his favourite leisure activities – horse riding.
— The Star Online

Take higher ground, don’t fall into trap of race, religious polarisation, Kit Siang urges Pakatan
Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang anticipates that there will be a concerted effort to escalate the tensions between race and religion in Malaysian politics following the PAS-Umno unity charter signed yesterday.
— Malay Mail

STP will prevent falsification of documents – Junz
The issuance of Sabah Temporary Pass (STP) will prevent the falsification of documents and enable the monitoring of foreign immigrants, said Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong.
— The Borneo Post

Awang Tengah: Close cooperation between state govt, federal govt evident in Malaysia Day celebration preparations
In spite of the differences in political ideologies, cooperation between the federal government and state government is for the betterment of the people and nation, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
— The Borneo Post

The Malaysian ultimate — shared beliefs, values
Gabungan Parti Sarawak chief whip, Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, has one all-important hope for Sarawakians — that one day all Sarawakians will share the same beliefs.
— New Sarawak Tribune

DPM: Govt welcomes ideas from distributive trade players
The government welcomes suggestions and fresh ideas from the main players in the country’s distributive trade sector to bring about policy changes and initiatives, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya says Shared Prosperity Vision policy means focusing on new industries
The government’s new Shared Prosperity Vision will see the recalibration of current its current frameworks that focuses on new industries to achieve prosperous living standards by 2030, said the Economic Affairs Ministry.
— Malay Mail

Haze: In Johor, over 200 schools to close due to unhealthy API levels
The air quality in northern and central parts of Johor took a sharp hit today, forcing the authorities to close 211 schools in Muar and Tangkak, after the Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded very unhealthy levels.
— Malay Mail

Govt won’t allow groups to divide the people, says Wan Azizah
In her Malaysia Day message, the deputy prime minister says those who try to pit one against the other will not succeed.
— FMT News

Malay heritage park preserves image of Kampung Baru
The identity of the 120-year-old Kampung Baru, located right smack in the middle of the city, will be preserved with 11 refurbished traditional homes.
— The Sun Daily

Haze: Malacca [email protected] opening ceremony cancelled
Malacca cancelled the opening ceremony for Malacca state-level [email protected] #IniRumahKita programme, which was scheduled to take place in the MBMB Square at 11.30am today, as the haze situation has shot up to a very unhealthy level.
— The Sun Daily

HomeDec-Ipex to help Sabah reach GDP target – DCM
Platforms such as the Home Design and Interior Exhibition (HomeDec-Ipex) 2019 help the state reach its 35% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target towards an industrialized Sabah, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.
— The Borneo Post

JKNNS monitors three haze-related ailments in N. Sembilan: Exco
The Negri Sembilan Health Department (JKNNS) is monitoring upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), eye infections and asthma attacks in the state following the ‘unhealthy’ air pollutant index (API) caused by the current haze.
— The Sun Daily

Haze: Postpone outdoor activities if API exceeds 100
The Ministry of Health has advised that all outdoor sports activities and gatherings be postponed if the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeds 100, as stipulated in the National Haze Action Plan 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Technology, cyberspace recommended
Get familiar with technology and cyberspace because those are the directions that humans are going whether they go willingly or not.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia Day: Kuching team of 48 on medical emergency standby
A team of 48 will be on standby to provide emergency medical treatment during the Malaysia Day celebration at Stadium Perpaduan here on Monday.
— Malay Mail

Umno-PAS pact: GPS prefers to be on its own, says Sarawak CM
The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is comfortable and prefers to move on its own rather than joining any political party from Peninsular Malaysia, its chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pix) said.
— The Sun Daily

DBKL, Malaysian Zoological Society collaborate to conserve Malayan tigers
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Zoological Society (MZS) at National Zoo in a bid to save the Malayan tiger.
— Malay Mail

Mestecc to focus on curbing open burning
The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) will focus on curbing open burning activities in Selangor as part of efforts to address the haze problem plaguing the country.
— The Sun Daily

Stop blame game and bring haze culprits to justice, Malaysia and Indonesia told
A DAP lawmaker has called for a joint investigation team (JIT) to be formed to bring those responsible for constant transboundary haze to justice.
— Malay Mail

Special needs participants complete international run
Although his vision is impaired, 12-year-old Adam Zakaria Mohd Fakhruddin crossed the finish line at the Sultan Mahmud Bridge International Run 2019, after running a distance of eight kilometres today.
— The Sun Daily

‘M for Malaysia’ a story of foes-turned-allies who saved the country from BN, says deputy minister
The movie M for Malaysia is an excellent portrayal of how Malaysians and politicians put aside their differences to save the country from kleptocracy, said deputy defence minister Liew Chin Tong.
— Malay Mail

Nun is oldest to receive Level 3 certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
Sister Rufina Sotiar, a 68-year-old nun, became the oldest apprentice to receive her Level 3 certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education during the Sabah and Labuan FT National Dual Training System convocation ceremony held yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

 

 

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