Malaysia morning news for September 25

Malaysia morning news for September 25

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia’s 5G plan advances, a potential boon for China’s Huawei
Malaysia will start a nationwide demonstration of 5G projects next month, a minister said on Tuesday (Sep 24), indicating it was on track to become one of the first Asian countries to launch the technology.

Malaysia’s export growth outperformed other Asean countries
Malaysia’s export has outperformed other Asean countries’ over three quarters of the year amid global trade uncertainties, according to a survey by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
— New Straits Times

Malaysia sees 15.2% more Indian tourists
There has been a 15.2% growth in the number of Indians visiting Malaysia in the first six months of the current year ended June 2019 at over 3.54 lakh, said a Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) official.
— The Hindu

Ex-CEO: Najib ultimate decision-maker in 1MDB, can’t blame advisers for missing money
Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the one with ultimate power to make key financial decisions in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as the chairman of its board of advisers, and cannot push the blame for the company’s missing.
— Malay Mail

Company director pleads not guilty to negligence in Kuching mall explosion that left three dead
Cityone MC Sdn Bhd director Stephen Long pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today on charges of failing to ensure the safety of workers during a blast at the CityOne Megamall in December last year.
— Malay Mail

Best to set date for transfer to Anwar: Analysts
The best way forward for Malaysia and Pakatan Harapan is for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to firm up a date to pass the baton to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix), political analysts said.
— The Sun Daily

MTUC slams move to withdraw proposed anti-discrimination provision
The move to withdraw the proposed anti-discrimination provision in the Employment Act has been slammed by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
— The Sun Daily

Govt still negotiating with China to resolve issues pertaining to MPP, TSGP projects
The government is still negotiating with China to resolve issues pertaining to the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) and Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) projects.
— The Borneo Post

Miti: Malaysia will continue to impose anti-dumping duties on FCB from Thailand
The government will continue to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of fibre reinforced cement flat and pattern sheets (FCB) from producers/exporters from Thailand, said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
— Malay Mail

Lee: LRT for Sarawak shelved in favour of ART public transportation system
Sarawak may opt for an Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) system instead of a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) to tackle urban transportation issues.
— The Borneo Post

RAM sees August inflation rising 1.5%
Malaysia’s inflation rate is expected to increase slightly to 1.5% in August from 1.4% in July, according to RAM Ratings.
— The Sun Daily

HOC: Houses below RM300,000 for B40, M40 groups
The Housing and Local Government Ministry (HLGM) is offering those in the B40 and M40 groups who have yet to own a house to buy a home through the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC): Affordable Homes.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian property market to remain resilient in second half
Malaysia’s property market is expected to remain resilient in the second half of the year, underpinned by strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter and government-driven initiatives to support market activities in the housing sector, the National Property Information Centre (Napic) said.It highlighted that providing .
— The Sun Daily

Petronas, Komipo to explore LNG, renewable energy
Petronas LNG Ltd (PLL) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korea Midland Power Co Ltd (Komipo) to explore business opportunities in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable energy.
— The Sun Daily

2,500 EPF members transact RM32m on i-Invest within a month
The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) digital investment platform, i-Invest, has received encouraging support, with nearly 2,500 members transacting a total value of RM32 million within a month of the launch of its beta version on Aug 19.
— The Sun Daily

BAT Malaysia urges govt to consult tobacco industry on e-cigarette laws amid US vaping deaths
British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) hopes that the government will consult with the industry players on the move to introduce new laws that would regulate e-cigarettes, or also known as vape.
— Malay Mail

Marine police raid transit storage to smuggle petrol
The Marine Police Force (PPM) seized 12 plastic jerrycans containing petrol, which is believed to be for smuggling to the Philippines, and were hidden in an empty house in Kampung Pulau Kulapuan, near here.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia should tap into huge business opportunity in biomass industry: Kok
Malaysia should seize opportunities in bio-based business models, namely bio-energy, bio-agricultural, echo-products and bio-chemicals, that are capable of creating a new wave of bio-economy for economic growth.
— The Sun Daily

More Malaysians fond of secondary market properties, PropertyGuru survey finds
The ongoing oversupply of residential properties in Malaysia is seeing projects in the primary market losing their lustre, according to the PropertyGuru Consumer Sentiment Survey for the first half (H1) of this year.
— Malay Mail

Kinsteel proposes capital reduction, raises up to RM46.6m
Ailing Kinsteel Bhd has announced a slew of corporate exercises for its regularisation plan, including a capital reduction and fundraising of up to RM46.6 million.
— The Sun Daily

PNB Merdeka Ventures unveils show gallery of Merdeka 118
PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), today unveiled the show gallery for its much-anticipated Merdeka 118 development.
— The Sun Daily

MCAQM station arrives in Serian to provide accurate data on air quality in the division
The mobile continuous air quality monitoring (MCAQM) station has finally arrived in Serian yesterday from SK Kuala Baram, Miri, as a temporary measure to provide accurate data on air quality in the division.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak-Indonesia tie-up to develop smart cities
The state government signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on Saturday with the Kota Cimahi to work together in developing smart cities in the areas of government.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Residential market overhang increases 1.5% in first-half 2019
Malaysia’s residential property overhang rose 1.5% to 32,810 units in first-half 2019 (1H19) compared with 32,200 units in 2H18, according to National Property Information Centre’s (Napic) First-Half Property Market Report.
— The Sun Daily

After a case in condo, another case of sun bear locked up at a residential home spotted in Kuching
After a case in which a sun bear cub was ”mistaken” for a dog and kept in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur, last June, another one was allegedly spotted here, locked up in a cage at a residential home in Demak Laut housing estate.
— The Sun Daily

This is how MoH plans to deal with effect of climate change on health
The Health Ministry plans to deal with the effect of climate change on health by narrowing down the area of focus to tackle the problem and by strengthening ties between various stakeholders.
— Malay Mail

NGO proposes separate agency to handle senior citizen affairs
An NGO today proposed a separate division or agency to handle senior citizen affairs, saying their number is growing significantly.
— The Sun Daily

Jho Low wrote letter on behalf of TIA in his bedroom, court hears
Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho wrote a letter on behalf of the Terengganu Investment Authority Bhd (TIA) in his bedroom, the High Court heard.
— The Star Online

First KL condo, now caged sun bear spotted at residential home in Kuching
After a case in which a sun bear cub was ‘mistaken’ for a dog and kept in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur, last June, another one was allegedly spotted here, locked up in a cage at a residential home in Demak Laut housing.
— Malay Mail

NRD still studying the best way to set up DNA databank
The National Registration Department (NRD) is still in the midst of studying the best mechanism to implement the proposed DNA databank, which will be part of the information included in future birth certificates.
— The Star Online

MoE to set up special committee on education needs of Orang Asli
The Ministry of Education (MoE) will be setting up a special committee to look into the education needs of the Orang Asli community.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak MP says state doesn’t need lessons on fighting racism, extremism
Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof told Lim Kit Siang he need not remind Sarawakians about the need to fight racism, extremism and corruption.
— Malay Mail

Kit Siang’s aide says illegal MyKad sales treasonous, concerns whole nation
All Malaysians should view the syndicate selling birth certificates and MyKads to foreigners as a serious problem and not use the issue for political gain, Syahredzan Johan said today.
— Malay Mail

US withdrawal from UPU: Will have to wait for outcome of congress in Geneva: Gobind
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is awaiting the outcome of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Extraordinary Congress in Geneva to discuss the future of UPU’s remuneration system for inbound international letters and small packages.
— The Sun Daily

Wee: Progress at M’sia-China Kuantan Industrial Park impressive
The ongoing development at the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) in Kuantan has been impressive, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

JPJ to open e-bidding next month for QAA-Y, QS-L number series
The state Road Transport Department (JPJ) is aiming for a total bid of RM1 million for the QAA-Y and QS-L series through the implementation of its JPJeBid system.
— The Borneo Post

CityOne Megamall management company charged with failing to provide safety measures during blast
CityOne Megamall’s management company has been charged with allegedly failing to provide practical safety measures to the public during the fatal Dec 4, 2018 blast that left three people dead and 41 others injured.
— The Borneo Post

Yatee & Son ups SCR offer price for Mintye to RM1.36 apiece
Mintye Bhd’s controlling shareholder Yatee & Sons Sdn Bhd has increased the offer price for its selective capital reduction (SCR) and repayment exercise to RM1.36 from RM1.30.
— The Sun Daily

Six Penang JPJ officers charged with graft
A total of six Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers have pleaded not guilty to 14 charges of receiving bribes totalling RM10,900.
— The Star Online

Eight areas nationwide show unhealthy API readings
Air quality throughout the country continued to improve with a declining air pollutant index (API) reading showing only eight areas recording unhealthy API at 4pm compared with 14 areas at noon today (Sept 24).
— The Star Online

Yeo: Govt drawing up cross-border pollution law
The Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry is drawing up a new law that will hold Malaysians causing pollution overseas accountable, says Yeo Bee Yin.
— The Star Online

USM lecturer moots teaching cybersecurity in schools
A Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) professor has proposed that cybersecurity be incorporated into the national school syllabus. Associate Professor M. Selvakumar, a researcher at USM’s National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6).
— Malay Mail

Kit Siang: Dr M would have been first Malaysian charged under Anti Fake-News Act if BN still in power
DAP’s Lim Kit Siang claimed today Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would have been the first person prosecuted under the Anti-Fake News Act if Pakatan Harapan (PH) had not defeated Barisan Nasional (BN) last year.
— Malay Mail

ECRL station in Nilai will boost economy of local population
The construction of the East Coast Railway Line (ECRL) in the Nilai area will boost economic growth and population increase in the Nilai district, said the President of the Nilai Municipal Council (MPN) Datuk Zazali Salehudin.
— The Sun Daily

Cops: Syndicate caught selling MyKad in Penang could be active elsewhere
Police said today that the crime ring discovered selling MyKad and birth certificates to foreigners in Penang may also be operating in other states.
— Malay Mail

Appointment of PNB’s CEO was done through proper procedure: Zeti
Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (pix) has clarified that the fund’s new chief executive officer (CEO) Jalil Rasheed was appointed through a proper procedure that was also made known to the Prime Minister.
— The Sun Daily

UEM Sunrise denies merger with Eco World
UEM Sunrise Bhd has denied a proposed merger with Eco World Development Group Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

HSS Engineers bags RM99m contracts
HSS Engineers Bhd accepted two contracts valued at RM99.3 million for projects works for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) via its associate company HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd (HSSI).
— The Sun Daily

Endeavor Malaysia gets 15 startups into its inaugural ScaleUp Endeavor programme
The 15 startup companies are deemed by Endeavor Malaysia to have a potential for scaleups Endeavor Malaysia announces that it has officially started its inaugural ScaleUp Endeavor program with 15 companies selected from over 100 applications.
— e27



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