Malaysia morning news for September 3

Malaysia morning news for September 3

Malaysia morning news

Minister: Trade groups yet to see signs of non-Muslim business boycott
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said there has not been any reported effect of the call to boycott halal products sold by non-Muslims.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia urges citizens to obey Australian immigration law after report of 33,000 asylum claims
Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia has welcomed a statement from the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledging Canberra’s concern about high numbers of Malaysians applying for asylum in Australia.

Airbus Agrees To Boost Malaysian MRO, Aerospace
Airbus has announced new aerospace investments in Malaysia, including the expansion of its MRO subsidiary Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE).
— MRO Network

Petronas license opens the way for GAC Malaysia
The custodian of Malaysia’s national oil and gas resources has awarded GAC Malaysia the license to provide bunkering, freight forwarding, shipping and non-bonded warehousing services.
— Hellenic Shipping News

Saifuddin says done with fuel subsidy study, waiting for Cabinet input
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said his ministry’s study on the proposed scheme to replace the blanket RON95 fuel subsidy was complete and waiting to be presented to the.
— Malay Mail

NRD denies Kepong DAP planning mass registrations for illegal immigrants from China
The National Registration Department (NRD) has denied allegations that Kepong DAP is planning to register MyKads for illegal immigrants from China as claimed in a video which went viral on the social media.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia, Cambodia to sign DTA, strengthen bilateral trade ties
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will witness the signing of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTA), which will further strengthen the bilateral trade ties between Malaysia and Cambodia, during his official three-day visit to the country from Sept 2 to 4.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Mahathir shares view on what national airline means for Malaysia
The days when there is a national airline for every country is over, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Borneo Post

S&P maintains stable outlook for Malaysian banks, flags fintech effect
The ratings agency says financial technology could radically disrupt the banking industry.
— FMT News

Sarawak MP asks Putrajaya for holistic review of work issues
The federal government should not only look at the minimum monthly cost of living allowance (COLA) but also other issues related to workers and the self-employed, Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar suggested today.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak to upgrade all paddy scheme drainage and irrigation facilities: Uggah
All drainage and irrigation facilities of the DID (Drainage and Irrigation Department) paddy scheme areas in the state will be upgraded soon.
— The Sun Daily

FETÖ’s Malaysia head to be referred to court
Turkey’s fight against members of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), within and outside the country’s borders, continues with several operations conducted by police forces and the National Intelligence Agency (MİT).
— Daily Sabah

Rights over state assets under review, says Masing after Loke puts damper on Bintulu Port
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing has indicated today that the state government is studying whether the law enacted by Parliament in 1981 for the establishment of Bintulu Port is enforceable in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Govt will not make unilateral decision on bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games: Sim
The decision to host the Commonwealth Games needs to be discussed among various parties, said Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong yesterday, while welcoming the recent offer of Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari to do the same.
— The Sun Daily

Correcting the U-turn government
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman recently posted photos on Instagram of him sharing a meal with preacher Dr Zakir Naik. This big U-turn came soon after he called for Naik to be deported.

Sungai Buloh Prison water supply back to normal
Water supply at the Sungai Buloh Prison, disrupted since last Tuesday (Aug 27), has been restored.A spokesman of the Sungai Buloh Prison told Bernama when contacted today that the supply was back to normal on Saturday (Aug 31) after the leaking pipe had been repaired.
— The Sun Daily

‘Mini buses’ begin operations today, says Prasarana
The experimental project for the eight-metre long buses on route T300 between the Ampang Point and Bukit Indah hub which began today saw an average of 10 passengers for every journey, according to Prasarana Malaysia Berhad.
— Malay Mail

Don’t stir up sensitive issues – CID director
Police have reminded the people not to play up issues which touch on racial sensitivities of the plural society in this country.
— The Borneo Post

Mahathir arrives in Phnom Penh for 3-day official visit
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today arrived in Phnom Penh for a three-day official visit to Cambodia.The special aircraft carrying Mahathir and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport at 9.35am local time (10.35am Malaysian time).
— The Sun Daily

Modi’s bank bailouts may distract focus from growth slump
Analysts predict the mergers may be hurt by a near-term shift in management attention to aligning resources such as personnel, technology and branch networks.
— FMT News

Ban on open burning in Sarawak still being enforced
The ban on open burning in Sarawak is still being enforced as the hot weather is expected to persist until middle of October.
— The Borneo Post

Reconcile with Anwar at central leadership meetings, not elsewhere, says PKR sec-gen
PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today said party members who wish to reconcile with their president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should attend the monthly central leadership meetings instead of making.
— Malay Mail

Govt will study proposal to increase retirement age
The government will study the proposal to increase the retirement age from 60 to 65 as practised in several developed countries including Singapore.
— The Borneo Post

High tide phenomenon in Selangor under control
The high tide phenomenon which hit coastal areas of Selangor is reported to be under control today with no cases of overflowing seawater.
— The Sun Daily

In Sabah, doubts linger as Putrajaya’s MA63 review accused of being one-sided affair
remain unconvinced of Putrajaya’s sincerity in reviewing the Malaysia Agreement 1963, with concerns that the terms of the review being a one-sided affair.
— Malay Mail

New MBKS mayor wants to live up to Kuchingites’ expectations
The newly appointed Kuching South City Council (MBK) Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said yesterday he aspired to live up to the expectations of the people of the city.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia wants to be role model for peace and order: Mujahid
Malaysia wants to be a role model for the whole world, especially Muslim countries, in fostering a culture of peace and order despite the many conflicts and religious disputes in the world.
— The Sun Daily

Condemn boycott against non-Bumi products if not racist, Guan Eng tells Umno, PAS
Both Umno and PAS should come out and condemn the boycott of non-Bumiputera goods if they want to show they are not against non-Muslims and non-Malays, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
— Malay Mail

Writers’ association hopes use of jawi in JAINJ, MAINJ correspondence will be accepted by all
The Writers Association of Johor (PPJ) today expressed hope that the state government’s decision to have the Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) and the Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAINJ) use jawi script in all.
— Malay Mail

Shocking that Opposition is jeopardising national unity, says Kit Siang
Opposition leaders must repent and play their part to curb fake news and hate speech dominating the social media, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Sabah on guard after Indonesia alleges Abu Sayyaf hunting for hostages
The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) is on alert following warning from neighbouring Indonesia that Abu Sayyaf insurgents may be carrying out raids for ransom victims over the long Merdeka weekend.
— Malay Mail

Maldives journalist murdered by Islamist militant: Commission
An abducted Maldivian journalist was murdered by Islamist militants, a panel investigating deaths and disappearances under the previous government said, in remarks that were critical of former president Abdulla Yameen.

Lanang MP reveals plan to provide insurance coverage for OKUs in her constituency
Lanang MP Alice Lau Kiong Yieng has revealed a plan to provide insurance coverage for Persons with Disabilities (OKUs) in her constituency.
— The Borneo Post

Kula: Govt will study MTUC’s retirement age, COLA suggestions
The government will study the suggestion by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) to raise the mandatory retirement age to 65, says M. Kulasegaran.
— The Star Online

SFC confiscates parrots used as part of fortune telling gimmick
Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) enforcement team in Miri confiscated two live parrots which were kept in cages and used as a part of a fortune telling gimmick Sunday.
— The Borneo Post

FT sets up new Shariah unit to act on delinquent alimony, child support payments
The Federal Territories Shariah Court has formed a new division to pursue Muslim men who fail to pay alimony and child support, which is empowered to apply penalties such as fines and asset seizures.
— Malay Mail

Minister moots more mixed seats as salve for racial politics woes
Over half of Malaysia’s federal constituencies would be mixed seats if the Election Commission drew up boundaries impartially, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah claimed.
— Malay Mail

Amanah will negotiate with PH component parties to field candidates in coming state election
Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will negotiate with other parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH) to field its candidates in its targeted seats during the coming state election.
— The Borneo Post

RM200,000 for new Seroban bridge
The state government has provided an allocation of RM200,000 for the construction of the new Seroban bridge.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Do similar initiatives, ordinary assemblymen told
Not all the state constituencies in Sarawak are able to form an Education Trust Board as it requires a huge amount of fund to do so, said Universiti Malaya.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Eight foreigners among 62 arrested in drug bust
Police arrested 62 people for various drug-related offences in an operation, involving 19 raids, conducted in several areas in the city, including Kampung Sembulan, Inanam and Tanjung Aru, since last Aug 24.
— The Sun Daily

More may be called up in KLIA glitch probe
Police may be calling up more people to assist in the investigation into the disruption of the systems at the KL International Airport (KLIA).
— The Star Online

Sabah Day celebrated in Papar
Sabah Day 2019 which falls on 31st of August was celebrated at Kampung Kaiduan, Papar, 38 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu city.
— The Borneo Post

Pulled out of retirement, Dr M now settles for reading books instead of writing them
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by his own confession loves to work, but keeps his memory sharp and relaxes by reading — sometimes two books at one time.
— Malay Mail



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