Malaysia morning news for September 23

Malaysia morning news for September 23

Malaysia morning newsGuan Eng welcomes proposal to establish duty-free zone in Negri Sembilan
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today welcomed a proposal from the Negri Sembilan government to establish a duty-free zone within the Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 (MVV 2.0) development project.
— The Sun Daily

As tourism competition heats up, MP urges Malaysia to drop visa fees
Malaysia should review the visa fee it imposes on tourists from select countries in order to boost its attractiveness as a holiday destination, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng suggested today.
— Malay Mail

In Malaysia, hundreds march for climate change as part of global strike
Coinciding with the Global Climate Strike protest taking place worldwide, more than 350 people took part in a march here today calling for action against climate change and to hold the powerful accountable for the.
— Malay Mail

Ministry waits for green light on Transboundary Haze Act
The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Transboundary Haze Act.
— Daily Express

Malaysia, Singapore can unlock Asean’s economic potential, says Azmin
SINGAPORE and Malaysia will continue to strengthen bilateral relations and enhance engagements with the Southeast Asian region, according to Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— The Malaysian Insight

Attorneys: North Korean in Malaysian Custody a Victim of Pyongyang-Washington ‘Politics’
Lawyers for a North Korean businessman who is detained in Malaysia and facing extradition to the United States said Friday that their client was a victim of U.S.-North Korea “politics.”
— Benar News

Malaysian Police Seize 12 Tons of Cocaine Hidden in Charcoal Shipment
Malaysian police seized more than 12 tons of cocaine mixed in with a shipment of charcoal during a raid in Penang state, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador told reporters Friday, calling it the country’s largest drug bust.
— Benar News

MB’s office: News of closure of schools in Selangor is false
The office of the Selangor Mentri Besar issued a statement tonight to explain that media reports circulating since this evening on the closure of public and private schools in the state tomorrow and on Tuesday, were false.
— Malay Mail

SME entrepreneurs assured of govt help
The state government will continue to assist the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) entrepreneurs through the implementation of various initiatives, assured International Trade and Industry, Industry Terminal and Entrepreneur.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Govt urged to abolish law on attempted suicide
The government has been urged to abolish Section 309 of the Penal Code which states that it is an offence to commit suicide.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah govt to launch state agriculture blueprint
The Sabah government will launch its Agriculture Blueprint in October, reveals Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
— Malay Mail

Hope for Budget 2020 fund for NAP 2019
Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) hopes Budget 2020 that will be tabled next month would allocate sufficient fund for the implementation of National Automotive Policy (NAP).
— New Sarawak Tribune

Najib calls Malaysians his ‘cronies’ since they gained from BN’s policies
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak named all of Malaysia as his “cronies” when challenged to identify these during a mock interview posted online.
— Malay Mail

All Kuala Lumpur schools to reopen tomorrow
All 296 schools in Kuala Lumpur closed last Thursday and Friday due to the haze situation will resume classes tomorrow (September 23), Federal Territory Education Department director Maznah Abu Bakar said.
— Malay Mail

DNA data bank to prevent leakage
The National Registration Department (NRD) has proposed to the government to establish a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) data bank and that information be included in birth certificate in order to.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SMC chairman assures local people that Sibu town will get squash centre
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh has assured the local people that the town will get a squash centre to better promote the sport.
— The Borneo Post

After IC-selling syndicate exposed, NRD imposes new rules, moots DNA data in birth certs
The National Registration Department (NRD) will introduce new security measures including increased spot-checks and regular rotation of officers following the recent exposure of a syndicate in Penang that sold Malaysian.
— Malay Mail

Eight areas in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu record unhealthy API
Eight areas in Penang Perak, Pahang and Terengganu recorded unhealthy air quality, bringing to 26 the total number of areas with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of over 100.
— The Sun Daily

MB: Allocation for development of Islamic faith to increase to RM20m in N. Sembilan Budget 2020
The upcoming Negri Sembilan Budget 2020 will see an increase of RM3 million in the allocation for the development of Islam in the state, bringing the total amount to RM20 million compared to RM17 million this year.
— Malay Mail

MACC lauds use of body cameras on enforcers
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has lauded the use of body cameras on enforcement officers such as the police, immigration and customs to tackle abuse of power and corruptions.
— The Sun Daily

More than 740 passengers affected after Ipoh flights cancelled due to haze
Six out of 14 flights scheduled out of Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh were cancelled on Sunday (Sep 22) morning due to the haze.
— CNA

Mahathir to receive special USM Chancellor Sustainability Award
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) will be conferred with a Special Chancellor Sustainability Award by Universiti Sains Malaysia at the university’s Commemorative Convocation ceremony scheduled for Monday.
— The Sun Daily

CBT: Jail, RM90,000 fine for 64-year-old man
A former personal adviser of a well-known herbal product entrepreneur was sentenced to five years’ jail and fined RM90,000, in default two years’ jail, by the sessions court here today for three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT).
— The Sun Daily

Make maritime fund happen this time
The relaunch of the maritime fund by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with a value of RM1.5 billion is a good first step to revitalise the industry.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Position Malaysia as cuisine, tourism destination
The upcoming 2019 World Top Tourism Awards and 3rd World Top Gourmet 2019 Awards to be held here next month can help position Malaysia as a world-class cuisine.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Ex-Herba Prima Marketing adviser jailed five years, fined RM90,000 for CBT
A former personal adviser of well-known herbal product entrepreneur was sentenced to five years’ jail and fined RM90,000, in default two years’ jail, by the Sessions Court here Sunday (Sept 22) for three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT).
— The Star Online

Home Ministry tightening NRD’s delivery system, SOPs
The Home Ministry is in the midst of improving the National Registration Department’s (NRD) delivery system and standard operating procedures (SOPs) following the revelation of a syndicate selling MyKad and birth certificates to foreigners, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Star Online

Parents must limit use of electronic devices by children
Relevant parties, especially parents should limit the use of electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones by children to avoid damaging their eyesight, said the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian study suggests fats not major heart disease culprit
The study shows restricting carbohydrate consumption may be more beneficial to heart health than restricting total fat consumption.
— FMT News

Musa absent from Umno Sabah convention
Former Umno Sabah liaison Chief Tan Sri Musa Aman did not attend the state delegates’ convention here on Saturday.
— The Borneo Post

Creative industry an important component of HR devt – Yusof
Sabah Institute of Art (SIA) graduates are encouraged to venture further into the state’s existing cultural diversity in their works.
— The Borneo Post

State govt prioritizes job creation – Phoong
A new Proton outlet launched here will help to employ more youths in Sabah, said state Youth and Sports Minister Jin Zhe Phoong.
— The Borneo Post

Green groups, lawmakers pleasantly surprised to learn of otters nesting in KL park
The presence of wild otters in Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong in the heart of urban Kuala Lumpur has taken environmentalist NGOs and politicians by surprise, with some wondering how they ended up there.
— Malay Mail

Amanah National Convention unaffected despite AGM cancellations, says party sec-gen
The recent disruptions of several Annual General Meetings (AGM) involving Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) wings nationwide will not affect the party’s election and National Convention scheduled to take place in December.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian student in Medan dies of diphtheria tonsilitis
A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatera, died of bacterial infection of the tonsils early this morning.Nurul Arifah Ahmad Ali, 20, a medical student at Universiti Sumatera Utara, was confirmed dead at 2.30am at the H. Adam Malik General Hospital in Medan.
— The Sun Daily

First international Water Stilt Lion Dance championship in Malaysia set to wow crowd
Lion dance enthusiasts who often marvel at what the lion dancers can do on stilts, can now see them in action at the first International Water Stilt Lion Dance Championship 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Cops urged to question father of robbery suspect over claims son was executed
The police must question the father of a robbery suspect shot dead in Batu Arang last week over his allegation that cops “executed” him, said Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (CAGED).
— The Sun Daily

Water bombing operation to put out forest, peatland fires in Sri Aman successfully carried out
A water bombing operation using the Bombardier CL-415 aircraft by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to put out forest and peatland fires in Sri Aman has been successfully carried out, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
— The Borneo Post

Number of areas with unhealthy API readings rises to 38
The number of areas with unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings has risen to 38 as of 8am today, compared to only 18 yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Refer to official API reading by DOE to avoid confusion
The Department of Environment (DOE) has advised members of the public to refer to the official reading of the Air Pollutant Index (API) issued by the department only to avoid confusion.
— The Sun Daily

In urban Kuala Lumpur, an otter surprise
Somewhere in the urban confines of the city hides a little-known secret in one of its green lungs: A romp of wild otters. Nestled north of Jinjang is Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong, a 222-acre public park popular witt.
— Malay Mail

Cancellation of Amanah AGMs due to technical issues: Mujahid
Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusuf Rawa (pix) today confirmed that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the party involving several areas, youth and women’s wings nationwide were cancelled due to technical issues
— The Sun Daily

Proposed Transboundary Haze Act should have extraterritorial application: Expert
An environmental law expert has proposed for the government to study the United States’ extraterritorial legislation known as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 1977, in drafting the proposed Transboundary Haze Act.
— The Sun Daily

Change, wash face masks after four to six hours to prevent infections, advises Health Ministry
With the current haze blanketing the nation, it is best for the public to either change or wash their face masks after using them for between four and six hours, to prevent infections.
— Malay Mail

14 Vietnamese GROs nabbed at Sentul entertainment outlet
A total of 14 Vietnamese women, believed to be working as guest relations officers (GRO), were detained following a raid at an entertainment outlet in Jalan Metro Perdana, Sentul.
— The Star Online

Mahathir extends condolences to Dr Md Farid’s family
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad extended his condolences to the family of Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik who died today.Mahathir who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman described the demise of the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity and Social Wellbeing) as a great loss to the country.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

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