Malaysia morning news for September 4

Malaysia morning news for September 4

Malaysia morning newsGroup plans protest against Penang reclamation project
A coalition of 40 Muslim non-governmental organisations called Gerakan Pembela Ummah Pulau Pinang is planning a mass protest to oppose the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak has rights over port ownership and operations, says PBB man
The assemblyman says Sarawak needs to find out whether all legal requirements and processes were undertaken to give the federal government ownership of Bintulu Port.
— FMT News

Increasing retirement age counterproductive, says employers federation
The government should introduce a national re-employment policy to encourage companies to employ those above 60 on a voluntary basis instead of increasing the mandatory retirement age to 65.
— The Sun Daily

3 Chinese nationals deported over assault of immigration officers at KLIA2
Three Chinese nationals have been deported and blacklisted from entering Malaysia after two immigration officers were assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Saturday (Aug 31).

Govt owns the airports: Anthony Loke
The government has the right to determine the rates of the passenger service charges (PSC) as it owns the airports, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
— The Sun Daily

Yeo: Malaysia aiming for 20pc renewable energy use by 2025
The government is seeking to increase the country’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 per cent in the next six years, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
— Malay Mail

Boycotting non-Muslim businesses bad for Malaysian economy, says Perlis mufti
While supportive of a campaign to buy Muslim-made products first, Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has panned calls to boycott non-Muslim businesses.
— Malay Mail

Econsave lodges police report over claim of not selling Bumiputera, Muslim products
Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd (Econsave) yesterday lodged a police report against two Facebook accounts which it claimed had spread lies that the supermarket did not sell Muslim and Bumiputera products in its outlets.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Mahathir: Muslims must be industrious and stop being dependent
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday urged Muslims to do away with the mentality of depending on others for aid and assistance.
— The Sun Daily

Experts suggest flexi route to raising retirement age; employers want tax breaks
The proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65 by the Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) was timely but should be implemented in stages, said an economist.
— Malay Mail

Ministry hopes land acquisition process for Highland Towers is speeded up
The Ministry of Housing and Local Government hopes that the land acquisition process for the Highland Towers condominium which had been left neglected for almost 26 years can be speeded up for redevelopment.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian Q2 corporate earnings ‘uninspiring and not very encouraging’
Malaysia’s corporate earnings for the second quarter have been described as “uninspiring and not very encouraging” by analysts amid pressure from the US-China trade war and low commodity prices.
— The Sun Daily

Dr M slams sanctions imposed by superpowers on smaller nations
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today slammed several world superpowers for imposing sanctions on small countries in the region.
— Malay Mail

Jho Low a charismatic man with ‘extraordinary powers’, court told
Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho was a charismatic man with extraordinary powers, who could give out orders to officials at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) despite having no official appointment, the High Court heard.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s exports seen falling again in July
Malaysia’s exports likely fell 2.5% from a year earlier in July, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, declining for the second month in a row.
— The Sun Daily

Loke: Rehabilitation of KTMB railway tracks expected to take five years
The second phase of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT2) project, which resumes today at a 15 per cent lower cost of RM4.475 billion, could be completed in five years’ time instead of the targeted seven years, said.
— Malay Mail

Foreign fund flight continues for seventh straight week
Offshore investors continued to reduce their exposure on Bursa Malaysia for the seventh straight week, albeit at a lower pace, according to MIDF Research.
— The Sun Daily

PMI remains weak in August, slips to 47.4
The headline IHS Markit Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) recorded 47.4 in August, a fractional decline from July’s 47.6, signalling tough demand conditions and rising cost pressures.
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak DCM calls for holistic regional research on herbicides
Malaysian researchers should collaborate with regional colleagues for cheaper and more sustainable herbicides, said Deputy Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
— Malay Mail

Abdul Karim echoes Kitingan’s call for return of departure levy to Sabah, Sarawak, ups the ante to 50 per cent
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah supports Sabah’s Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) president Jeffrey Kitingan’s call for some of the revenue collected from the departure levy to be returned to the state.
— The Borneo Post

Law needed to curb hate speech, racism: Minister
A more stringent law to prevent racism and hate speech is needed, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

‘Buy Muslim-made products first’ campaign will divide Malaysians, says MP
The “buy Muslim-made products first” campaign will lead to racial polarisation, Democratic Actions Party (DAP) lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh said on Monday (Sep 2), speaking out against boycotts of non-Muslim goods.

High Court grants Shafee temporary access to passport
The High Court has granted Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah temporary access to his passport so that he can travel to Sydney for an assignment.
— The Star Online

[email protected] was Jho Low’s one constant email among many
Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho often used random email addresses to send out his emails but there was one constant email among these and it was [email protected]
— The Star Online

DAP division moots ‘Buy Australian Last’ campaign over plastic, Lynas waste
A DAP division here is urging Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad to launch a Buy Australian Last campaign to pressure Australia into taking back all the plastic waste it illegally dumped in Malaysia.
— The Star Online

Tourism D-G: Boycott of non-Muslim products won’t hurt arrivals
A campaign to boycott halal products made by non-Muslims will not dissuade visitors from coming to Malaysia, the director-general of the Tourism and Culture Ministry (Motac) said today.
— Malay Mail

GPP Resources gets Bursa’ nod for LEAP Market listing
GPP Resources Bhd has received approval from Bursa Malaysia for its listing on the LEAP Market.GPP is involved in businesses that are related to the use of biomass to produce renewable energy and oil palm trunk (OPT) products.
— The Sun Daily

Bersih 2.0 condemns violence in HK pro-democracy protests
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) called upon both the protesters and the authorities to stop using violence in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
— Malay Mail

No compromise for those who stir sensitive issues: Muhyiddin
The government will not compromise with any party which stirs up sensitive issues by spreading information which could jeopardise racial and religious harmony, according to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Sun Daily

PM Dr Mahathir accorded red carpet welcome
Visiting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today received a red carpet welcome at Cambodia’s Peace Palace, in conjunction with his three-day official visit to the kingdom.
— The Sun Daily

Umno may self-destruct on its own, says Kit Siang
There is no need to call for Umno’s deregistration as the party is on the path of self-destruction, according to DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.
— The Sun Daily

Security guard allegedly kills supervisor over unpaid wages
A security guard of an apartment along Jalan 13/2 here allegedly beat a supervisor to death, after he was not paid his wages.
— The Sun Daily

Labuan liberty wharf has potential to be transhipment hub
Labuan port, also known as Labuan Liberty Wharf, has the potential to be a transhipment hub for rice and other commodities in Malaysia due to its strategic location and natural depth.
— The Sun Daily

S&P maintains stable outlook on Malaysian banks, flags fintech effect
S&P Global Ratings is maintaining a stable outlook on all Malaysian banks but flags external challenges and the financial technology (fintech) effect that could radically disrupt their industry.
— The Sun Daily

Growing demand for plant-based food in Klang Valley, Penang
The vegan community is growing with millennials getting more conscious of how their lifestyle could impact the environment.
— The Sun Daily

Muhyiddin to meet Johor Dong Zong, RoS tomorrow over de-registration
He says the Johor chapter of the Chinese education grouping was deregistered due to management issues.
— FMT News

PDRM to recommend whipping for wildlife smuggling offenders
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will recommend mandatory whipping for criminals involved in the smuggling of wildlife.
— The Sun Daily

Pulau Gaya selected for ‘prepaid’ system for clean water supply
Pulau Gaya, located at a 10-minute boat ride from the city here, has been chosen for the pilot ‘prepaid’ system for clean water supply.
— The Star Online

Jho Low drew out wealth fund concept on kitchen whiteboard, says Najib’s ex-aide
Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin told the High Court today that he was briefed about the creation of the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) by none other than Low Taek Jho in the latter’s kitchen here.
— Malay Mail

Jho Low could have doctored support letters for PetroSaudi, Najib’s ex-aide tells 1MDB trial
Letters of support for PetroSaudi International (PSI) that aimed to clear the company of suspicion in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) could have been forgeries created by Low Taek Jho, the High Court was told today.
— Malay Mail

Area surrounding Satok Suspension Bridge closed temporarily: PWD
The area surrounding the proposed reconstruction of Satok Suspension Bridge here, alleged to have been tilting to one side has been closed temporarily to enable a more detailed investigation.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Kejuruteraan Asastera inks MoU to develop new tech solutions
Kejuruteraan Asastera Bhd (KAB) has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Resource Data Management Asia Sdn Bhd (RDMA) to develop new technology solutions.
— The Sun Daily

Pele Peter Tinggom sworn in as State Legislative Assembly secretary
Pele Peter Tingg, the son of the late Dato Sri Peter Tinggom, today takes his oath of office as a secretary of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN).
— The Borneo Post

FAM wants armoured transport for Harimau Malaya in Indonesia
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has asked its Indonesian counterpart to have an armoured personnel carrier on standby when the Harimau Malaya plays In Jakarta for the World Cup qualifier this Thursday.
— Malay Mail

Bursa Malaysia extends last week’s gain to open higher
Bursa Malaysia extended last week’s gain to open slightly higher today, lifted by continuous buying support in the selected heavyweight counters, despite mixed signals in the regional bourses after the US-China tariffs came into effect on Sunday.
— The Sun Daily

JKR S’wak: Satok suspension bridge’s anchor block tilting due to static load tests
The worrying sight of the RM8-million Satok suspension bridge’s anchor block tilting to one side was due to a series of static load tests conducted on the bridge on Aug 29.
— The Borneo Post


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