Malaysia morning news for September 30

Malaysia morning news for September 30

Malaysia morning news

Sarawak govt to take Petronas to court if 5pc sale tax not paid
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government is prepared to go to court to get its share of revenue from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), if the oil company does not pay the 5 per.
— Malay Mail

Ministry: Malaysia, Singapore agree to extend deadline of RTS project to Oct 31
Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to extend the deadline to decide on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project by another month.
— The Star Online

Malaysian PM says India ‘invaded, occupied’ Kashmir at UNGA
In his address to the 74th UNGA, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said: “Now, despite the UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, the country has been invaded and occupied.”
— Economic Times

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad rebukes UN for letting rich countries do as they please while the rest of the world struggles
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took the United Nations to task for failing to prevent wars and criticised the countries of the Security Council for giving themselves the “the right practically to rule the world”.
— South China Morning Post

Report: UEC taskforce to present summary findings to Education Ministry tomorrow
The chairman of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) task force Eddin Khoo said he will present a summary of their findings to the Education Ministry tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

Chong: M’sians can expect to pay more for RON95, diesel once targeted fuel subsidy implemented
Malaysians can expect to fork out more for RON95 and diesel when the federal government implements targeted subsidy for fuel, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
— The Borneo Post

Traders up in arms over condition at new market
Traders at the Selayang Baru market are supposed to be operating from a new building from tomorrow, yet there is still no power supply to the new premises.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s PM calls for sanctions law at UN
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday urged greater international control of sanctions, criticizing United States (US) attempts to force all countries to stop doing business with Iran.
— The Asean Post

Lim: Direct debt increased because govt refuses off-balance sheet financing
The country’s direct debt rose from 50.1% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 to 51.2% in 2018 because the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government refused to resort to off-balance sheet financing.
— The Sun Daily

BASE jumpers from 25 countries converge on Malaysia
People in Malaysia’s capital have had their eyes on the sky, as some 100 BASE jumpers compete against each other.
— Aljazeera

Malaysia selected as Important Bird Area: Tourism Malaysia
Malaysia has been selected as an Important Bird Area (IBA), according to Tourism Malaysia, deputy director-general Zulkifly Md Said.
— The Sun Daily

Haze: Malaysian Embassy monitoring health of students evacuated from Riau
The Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia will continue to monitor the health of Malaysian students who were evacuated to Jakarta from haze-hit Riau, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
— The Sun Daily

Website set to make Malaysia as major birding spot
Malaysia is positioning itself as one of the world’s major birding destinations, with the launch of the ‘Birds Malaysia’ website yesterday, drawing bird-watching and bird-photography enthusiasts from all over the world.
–The Borneo Post

Live-in police at KL public housing projects
In an effort to curb crime and improve the safety and quality of life at the People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in the federal capital, 38 residential units have been allocated for policemen and officers.

Denial syndrome causes hike in heart diseases: Heart Foundation VP
The mentality ‘it will not happen to me’ is among the attitudes prompting an increase in heart related diseases in society.
— The Sun Daily

PGA seizes ketum leaves valued at over RM158,000
The General Operations Force (PGA) in Ulu Kinta, Perak, seized 1,055 kg of ketum leaves valued at RM158,250 during the Op Wawasan Kedah / Perlis early this morning.
— The Sun Daily

NRD lodges police report on claims made by Twitter, Facebook user
The National Registration Department (NRD) today lodged a police report on the claims made by Twitter and Facebook accounts holder “Tengku Raja Alam Shah” regarding a posting titled “200,000 new recipients of citizenship vow to repay the government”.
— The Sun Daily

PA, PPR rent arrears now amounting to RM58m, says FT minister
The amount of rent arrears of DBKL-owned People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) flats in the city now amounting to RM58 million, according to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
— The Sun Daily

UEC recognition: Govt still waiting for review committee’s report
The government has yet to decide whether the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) should be recognised in Peninsular Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

Improve tax base to strengthen fiscal position
In today’s challenging economic environment, the government has to improve its tax base in order to strengthen the country’s fiscal position.
— New Sarawak Tribune

MACC arrests ex state Customs Director and two others
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested a former state director of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and two company directors on Saturday, allegedly for corruption linked to smuggling.
— The Sun Daily

MPOA lists three budget wish list items to safeguard oil palm industry
The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) is proposing three wish list items for the government in its 2020 Budget to safeguard the wellbeing of the oil palm industry as well as the 650,000 smallholders while.
— Malay Mail

Direct debt up as PH govt refused to resort to off-balance sheet financing – MOF
The Finance Ministry says Malaysia’s direct debt rose from 50.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 to 51.2 per cent in 2018 to directly fund the fiscal deficit, without the Government resorting to off-balance sheet financing to cover up dubious debts as practised by the previous administration.
— The Borneo Post

Water supply recovery in Selangor at 47pc
47 per cent of 372,031 households in Selangor have had their water supply restored, as ongoing efforts are being carried out to resolve the latest water disruption.
— Malay Mail

More contingency plans needed to resolve water supply disruption in Malacca
The people of Malacca hope that the authorities will provide more effective contingency plans and take note of public opinion before deciding on the issue of water shortage in the state.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia, Saudi Arabia to strengthen tourism ties
Malaysia’s ability to develop its tourism sector has attracted the Saudi government to establish a closer bilateral relation in the tourism sector.
— The Sun Daily

Is your entrepreneurial journey just another rat race? Here are 20 things that say it might just be so
A rat race player has no time to wonder about creative solutions to different problems I wanted to think over my entrepreneurial journey and share it with other fellow entrepreneurs.
— e27

Sabah MCA given more power to manage own affairs
Sabah MCA can now manage its own affairs after the central party leadership loosened the reins in a bid to steer the party forward in the state.
— The Star Online

Stringent action against PSTI if they cheat students
The government will take stringent action against Private Skills Training Institutes (PSTI) if they dupe students into signing up for training with them by promising financings from the Skills Development Fund Corporation (SDFC).
— The Borneo Post

Don’t outdo rivals in racism, religious bigotry, Pakatan told
Pakatan Harapan (PH) must not outdo its rivals when it comes to racism or religious bigotry, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today.
— Malay Mail

Maszlee: Govt still waiting for UEC review committee report
The government is awaiting reports from the special task force on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) before deciding if the certificate should be recognised nationwide, says Dr Maszlee Malik.
— The Star Online

Malay language needs to regain people’s trust
The Malay language has to regain the trust of the people as a language of knowledge in order to remain relevant, in line with the constant introduction of.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Police to be stationed at PPR units in KL in bid to combat crime
Federal police will start stationing personnel at Public Housing Projects (PPR) in the capital.
— Malay Mail

Govt never neglected improving economic status of native communities in Sabah: CM
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) said the state and the federal governments have never neglected the importance of the effort to improve the economic status of the Bumiputera and native communities in Sabah.
— The Sun Daily

Govt welcomes redevelopment of PA, PPR: Khalid Samad
The government welcomes developers wanting to carry out redevelopment of Public Housing (PA) or People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in the federal capital.
— The Sun Daily

BM, PAV and English papers for PT3 postponed
The Bahasa Melayu Paper 1 and 2 for the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examinations, scheduled to be held on Sept 30, have been postponed to Oct 9 nationwide.
— The Sun Daily

Minister: 90-storey tower in Kg Baru won’t be built if there is no demand
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad has said the construction of a 90-storey tower in Kg Baru is only a suggestion, and will be scrapped if there is no demand for it.
— Malay Mail

Foul smell at raw water source, 204 areas in Selangor to face supply disruption
Operation at the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant has been completely halted due to foul smell in Sungai Semenyih.
— Malay Mail

King, Queen board transport aircraft to pay last respects
To ensure that he is in time to pay his last respects to Sultan Ismail Petra who died yesterday, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah travelled on the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) A400M transport aircraft to Kelantan.
— The Sun Daily

Monday’s Kafa test postponed: Jakim
The 2019 Kafa Class Assessment Test (UPKK) for the written subject Ulum Syariah (Akidah and Ibadah), scheduled this Monday (Sept 30), has been postponed nationwide to Oct 7.
— The Sun Daily

Mahathir conveys condolences on Sultan Ismail Petra’s death
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has conveyed his condolences to the family of Sultan Ismail Petra, who died yesterday.
— The Sun Daily



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