Malaysia morning news for September 5

Malaysia morning news for September 5

Malaysia morning news

ECRL, two pipeline projects meant to bail out 1MDB, says Najib’s ex-aide
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline and the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) that sought investments from China were proposed projects to bail out debt-riddled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
— Malay Mail

Road tax renewal at post offices to continue as govt mulls way to plug leakages
The public will be able to continue to renew road tax at post offices while a special task force look into ways to plug leakages caused by underpayment of road tax said to have resulted in revenue losses in the millions.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s trade surplus expands to RM14.27 bln in July 2019
Malaysia recorded a trade surplus in July 2019 amounting to RM14.27 billion, up 75.6 per cent from the same month of the previous year and marking the 261st consecutive month of trade surplus since November 1997.
— The Borneo Post

Two Thai fishermen admit to illegally killing over 30 dolphins
Royal Thai Police have responded to a video clip showing 30 dolphins caught in a fishing trawl in Malaysian waters, killing many of the mammals in the process.
— Pattaya News

‘New fraud opportunity’: Expert lambasts new Vietnam-Malaysia halal certification centre
An industry expert has voiced criticism over the newly-established Vietnam-Malaysia halal certification centre, saying that this could potentially open up the local food industry to more food safety and food fraud issues.
— Food Navigator

MACC nabs three Sarawak government officers, businessman in graft probe (UPDATE)
The Magistrate’s Court here has dismissed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) application to remand three senior officers of a state government agency and a businessman in connection with a graft probe.
— The Borneo Post

DOF: Malaysia loses RM6 billion each year to illegal fishing
Malaysia loses up to RM6 billion due to illegal fishing every year, according to Director of Landing and Licensing Division in the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DOF), Wan Muhammad Aznan Abdullah.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia’s human trafficking court nets few scalps in first year
A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson.
— Malay Mail

Two areas experience unhealthy air quality
Nationwide Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at 8pm tonight showed unhealthy air quality in Johan Setia, Selangor (at 150) and Seri Manjung, Perak (at 105).
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian manufacturing to post modest growth in second half of 2019
The manufacturing sector is expected to see modest growth in the second half of 2019 (2H19) amid economic uncertainty after survey data highlighted challenging manufacturing conditions in August.
— The Sun Daily

Yeo: RM33b investments needed to hit renewable energy goal
Malaysia needs investments totalling RM33 billion in order to achieve its target of 20% electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) sources by 2025, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
— The Sun Daily

Loke: Over 55,000 e-hailing drivers have obtained their PSV licence
With five more weeks to go for unlicensed e-hailing drivers to obtain their passenger service vehicle (PSV) licence, some 86,789 drivers have registered to sit for the PSV test, with 55,673 having passed.
— The Star Online

UEM Edgenta banks on healthcare business, eyes Singapore
Total asset solutions provider, UEM Edgenta Bhd is banking on its healthcare support business to continuously drive growth for revenue and profits in the current financial year ending Dec 31, 2019.
— The Sun Daily

Spring Art inks underwriting agreement for ACE Market listing
Spring Art Holdings Bhd has signed an underwriting agreement with M&A Securities Sdn Bhd for its initial public offering (IPO) exercise on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

MACC fails to remand three Sarawak officials, businessman
The Magistrate’s Court here rejected the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) application today for a remand order against three senior officers of a state agency and a businessman for investigations.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir’s working visit to Russia to attend EEF 2019
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make a three-day working visit to Russia beginning today to attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum 2019 (EEF 2019), to be held in Vladivostok.
— The Sun Daily

Vehicle ownership transfers can be done online
Motor vehicle buyers and sellers need not be present at Road Transport Department (RTD) offices for the transfer of ownership, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

NFCP is not a mega project, MCMC clarifies
The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is not a mega project as alleged in some statements spread through social media, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) clarified today.
— The Sun Daily

Boycott will lead to hatred, disunity among Malaysians: NCCIM
The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) today urged lawmakers and the public to take a common stand to reject the call of boycotting products of non-Bumiputeras as the move is counter-productive and can breed hatred and cause disunity among Malaysians.
— The Sun Daily

DTA to reduce Malaysia-Cambodia trade imbalance: Mahathir
The signing of the Double Taxation Avoidance (DTA) agreement between Malaysia and Cambodia will open the new dimension in trade between the two nations, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Sun Daily

Postponed trial for Cradle CEO murder set for Sept 6
The trial for the murder of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan will begin on Friday (Sept 6) at the Shah Alam High Court.
— The Star Online

See slams Masing’s statement on Bintulu Port Authority, calls it ‘reckless’
Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has said that Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar James Masing’s statement on the establishment of the Bintulu Port under the Bintulu Port Authority Act 1981 “shows a lack of comprehension”.
— The Borneo Post

Penangites brace for sore throat season as dry weather, haze roll in
Penang is bracing for sore throat season, what with the dry weather and hazy sky this week.
— The Star Online

Fishermen make gruesome discovery of tattooed body in Sungai Pasai, Sibu
A heavily tattooed decomposing body was floating in Sungai Pasai, Jalan Teku, about 28km from Sibu town, at noon today by local fishermen. The left wrist of the victim was almost severed when it was discovered.
— The Borneo Post

Broadcasting institute to undertake comprehensive study on fake news
The Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is embarking on a comprehensive study on the global threat of fake news, says its director Philomena Gnanapragasam.
— The Star Online

Self-employed woman from Sibu loses RM135,000 to Macau Scam
A self-employed woman here has become the latest Macau Scam victim after she transferred RM135,000 into several bank accounts of a ‘police officer’.
— The Borneo Post

PPB not in talks with FGV on MSM acquisition
PPB Group Bhd today confirmed it is not in talks with FGV Holdings Bhd on the acquisition of stakes in MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd.”FGV is seeking an investor or partner.
— The Sun Daily

Uganda seeks to tempt Malaysians in South Africa to shift bases
A Ugandan minister suggested his country as a possible destination for Malaysian businesses seeking to escape xenophobic protests in South Africa.
— Malay Mail

KKB secures two contracts worth RM29m
KKB Engineering Bhd has bagged two contracts worth RM29 million. The group told Bursa Malaysia that it had entered into an agreement with Sinohydro Corp (M) Sdn Bhd for the supply of pipes and fittings.
— The Sun Daily

MTUC seeks to meet PM, youth minister after both snub call to raise retirement age
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has invited Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to discuss its proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age.
— Malay Mail

Telegram secretly plans ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency
Telegram aims to create an accessible service that is easier to use than various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
— FMT News

All agencies prepared for any eventuality in Pasir Gudang: Johor MB
All agencies under the state government are prepared to face any eventuality in Pasir Gudang, while the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) is going on, according to Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal.
— The Sun Daily

High Court to decide on Friday whether to review Alister’s conviction, punishment
The High Court here will decide on Friday whether to review the conviction and punishment for Alister Cogia, 22 who was sentenced to 10 years in jail and RM50,000 fine for insulting Islam on Facebook.
— The Borneo Post

Bursa Malaysia rebounds at opening on renewed interest
Bursa Malaysia rebounded from yesterday’s losses to trade higher in the early session today, driven by renewed buying interest in selected heavyweights due to lower prices, dealers said.
— The Sun Daily

Penang allocates RM1.3m in financial aid for university students
The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Only 20% of self-employed drivers have social security
Only about 20% of the 300,000 taxi, hired car, e-hailing and bus drivers have signed up for the social security scheme for the self-employed (SKSPS), according to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
— The Sun Daily

3.0 magnitude earthquake hits Kunak waters in Sabah
An earthquake with a 3.0-magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Kunak waters in Sabah at 11.48pm yesterday.
— Malay Mail

Dayang Enterprise clinches Petronas maintenance deal
Dayang Enteprise Holdings Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd has been awarded a contract for the provision of hook-up, commissioning and topside major maintenance for Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

BCM Alliance ventures into dairy business
BCM Alliance Bhd is diversifying into the dairy business segment via the proposed acquisition of a controlling 51% stake in Foodict Maker Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s main distributor of China’s largest dairy player.
— The Sun Daily

Witness: Jho Low said ‘Boss Najib will take care’
“Boss (Najib) will take care,” fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho also known as Jho Low, told Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, when giving instruction on opening a foreign bank account.
— The Sun Daily

Veteran actor-comedian A.R. Badul shocked to hear of commando son’s death
Well-known actor-comedian A.R. Badul was in shock on learning that his son had been killed by a live bullet during an army exhibition at the Lok Kawi army camp in Kota Kinabalu.
— The Star Online

Agong has breakfast of kings at roti canai joint in Putrajaya (VIDEO)
The breakfast of kings is — going by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s visit to Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah — roti canai.
— Malay Mail

Seventh edition of S’wak dragon boat race to be biggest yet
The Sarawak Regatta is expected to draw large numbers of participants and visitors when it takes place next month.
— The Star Online

Don’t play favourites with Farhash, says PKR central committee member
PETALING JAYA: Disciplinary action should be taken against Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak for allegedly breaking the law, says PKR central committee member Datuk Zakaria Abdul Hamid.
— The Star Online

Sabah security forces kill two in shootout at sea near Lahad Datu
Two men in a pump boat were shot dead by security forces during a gunfire exchange at sea off Sabah’s east coast late last night.
— Malay Mail

Dissenting voice on BOJ board calls for pre-emptive monetary easing
Dissenting voice on BOJ board calls for pre-emptive monetary easingHAKODATE: Bank of Japan board member Goushi Kataoka advocated a pre-emptive further easing in monetary policy, warning of risks to the inflation outlook and the pain spreading through the economy from the bitter U.S.-China trade war.
— The Sun Daily

Gaya islanders have to pay first for water supply
The Parti Warisan Sabah-led State Government has delivered its pre-election promise of supplying clean water to the people of Gaya Island.
— The Borneo Post

Vote18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months’ time: EC
The status of the full implementation of Vote18 is expected to be known as early as the end of next year or by the end of 2021, according to Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.
— The Sun Daily

Visitors to Klang Valley hospitals up in arms over limited bays
Looking for a place to park your car at a public hospital can be an impossible task.
— The Sun Daily

Procedure to obtain Foreign Support Certificate needs to be reviewed, says Dzulkefly
Procedure for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to obtain a Foreign Support Certificate (SSLN) or No Objection Certificate (NOC) before pursuing a medical degree overseas may needs to be reviewed.
— Malay Mail

BLand awarded RM2.63b GDV Myanmar job
Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand) has been awarded a public housing and mixed development project in Myanmar with an estimated gross development value of US$624.00 million (RM2.63 billion).
— The Sun Daily



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