Malaysia morning news for September 9

Malaysia morning news for September 9

Malaysia morning news

New water tariffs for all states in the offing
The new rates for water tariff in all states maybe announced at the latest by the end of the year. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said however before the announcement by his ministry, the matter will be brought to the cabinet for discussion.
— The Borneo Post

Bill to control vaping, e-cigarettes soon
The Health Ministry will be tabling a new Bill on the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and shisha in Parliament by March 2020 sitting.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia rejects Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary’s statement on Sabah
Malaysia has unequivocally rejected the statement of Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr concerning Sabah at the Budget Briefing of the Committee on Appropriation on Sept 4.
— The Star Online

PKBM disputes report that 30 pct quota met in Bumiputera allocation
Malaysia Bumiputera Contractors Association (PKBM) Sarawak has urged the federal government to look into the 30 per cent work allocation quota set for Bumiputera contractors for the Sarawak portion of the Pan Borneo Highway project.
— The Borneo Post

Haze likely to continue in Malaysia till end Sept
The haze in Malaysia is likely to persist until the end of this month due to the low chances of heavy rain and the possibility of uncontrolled open burning in Indonesia.
— The New Paper

Medical group accuses govt of covering up Batek tribe deaths using measles outbreak reason
A private medical doctors group today accused the government of attempting to conceal the real reason behind the death of several Batek tribe members in Kuala Koh, by attributing the cause of their deaths to a measles.
— Malay Mail

NS government supports Putrajaya efforts to empower Jawi script
The state government always supports and welcomes any effort by the federal government to empower the jawi script, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
— Malay Mail

Selangor govt, BNM discuss ways for new homeowners to have rent-to-own properties
The Selangor state government is in the midst of discussion with the Bank Negara Malaysia for first-time prospective homeowners to have rent-to-own properties.
— The Sun Daily

Domestic Trade Ministry outlines new methods to combat smuggling of subsidised controlled items
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will outline a more effective way of addressing the issue of smuggling of subsidised controlled items, particularly petroleum liquid (LPG) gas in the country.
— Malay Mail

Govt considering excluding security forces from new contract scheme for civil servants
The government is studying the possibility of excluding security forces from the proposal to stop making new appointments in the civil service under the permanent and pension scheme, says Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.
— The Star Online

Haze worsens in Sarawak with Sri Aman recording highest API of 236 as of 12pm
The haze situation in Sarawak does not look like it’s going away anytime soon with nine out of 13 Department of Environment (DoE) monitoring stations in the state now recording unhealthy or very unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings.
— The Borneo Post

Plan to establish M’sia-Indonesia parliamentary caucus committee on palm oil, says deputy minister
A parliamentary caucus committee is expected to be formed between members of parliament of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Asian region to discuss the importance of the palm oil industry.
— Malay Mail

Pahang govt to divert polluted Sungai Ichat waters for clean water supply
The Pahang government will conduct diversion activities at polluted Sungai Ichat to ensure that only clean water flows from the river to the intake point of the Kuala Terla water treatment plant here.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s poverty: Time to recognise policy failures, Anwar tells Azmin
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim recommended the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) to recognise policy failures as a key factor behind the higher than expected levels of poverty in the country.
— Malay Mail

Selangor Economic Action Council to decide on Jenjarom battery factory’s fate soon
The Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting will decide whether to close or relocate a battery factory which has allegedly contributed to lead pollution in Jenjarom.
— Malay Mail

Meet stakeholders, Indonesia to address transboundary haze, Kuching MP tells Putrajaya
DAP’s Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii today urged the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Climate Change to call for a meeting among stakeholders, including Indonesia, to address the issue of transboundary haze.
— Malay Mail

Kit Siang challenges Malaysian youths to combat fake news
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today challenged Malaysian youths to spearhead a national campaign to clean up the Malaysia social media by combating fake news and hate speeches to incite interracial and inter-religious suspicion, fear and hatred.
— The Sun Daily

Uneasy with monopoly’s effect on healthcare cost, Putrajaya to study Pharmaniaga contract
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that Putrajaya will be re-looking its existing contract with drug concessionaire Pharmaniaga Bhd, expressing concern on the effects of a drug provision monopoly on public healthcare.
— Malay Mail

Norway’s Telenor and Malaysia’s Axiata pull plug on Asian telecom tie-up
Telenor (TEL.OL) and Malaysia’s Axiata Group (AXIA.KL) have ended talks to create a telecoms joint venture with nearly 300 million customers across South Asia and Southeast Asia in a blow to the Norwegian group’s growth strategy and shares.
— Reuters

Anwar moots halal food for govt’s free school breakfasts
The government could source for halal food from entrepreneurs for the proposed free breakfasts in schools, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim suggested today.
— Malay Mail

Flights at Kuching International Airport not affected
All flights at Kuching International Airport (KIA) here are still proceeding smoothly as usual even though the haze situation worsens in the city.
— New Sarawak Tribune

NS govt supports federal govt efforts to empower jawi script
The state government always supports and welcomes any effort by the federal government to empower the jawi script, according to Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
— The Sun Daily

JAIS raid on Shia headquarters followed SOP: Selangor MB
The raid conducted by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) on Shia headquarters in Gombak Friday night was in accordance with the standard operating procedure (SOP), according to Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.
— The Sun Daily

Tun M wants second Samurai bond issuance to proceed
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.
— The Sun Daily

Muara Lassa Bridge construction expected to be completed in four years – CM
The construction of the nearly-RM600 million Muara Lassa Bridge is expected to take four years to be completed, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Lee Lam Thye appointed honorary member of Asia-Pacific occupational safety body
Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye can now add another feather to his cap as the honorary member of the Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organisation (Aposho).
— The Star Online

CID chief: Cops using various means to track down Farhash over Ampang brawl
Bukit Aman is using various means to track down Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.
— The Star Online

MMEA: Missing fisherman in Miri waters found safe
The fisherman who was feared missing while fishing in the waters of Miri for two days since Friday was found in safe condition by local fishermen at 11.15 this morning.
— Malay Mail

IGP: We will take necessary actions to conclude sex video probe
Bukit Aman will take the necessary actions to conclude investigation into the sex video said to implicate Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali as soon as possible, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Star Online

Anwar: Too early for poverty RCI, will brief MPs on findings
It is too early to form a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on poverty, but federal lawmakers will be briefed about the recent findings by an independent expert under the United Nations on Malaysia’s poverty levels, Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Stop the boycott campaign – Patriot
The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims.
— The Borneo Post

Econsave to return products labelled ‘palm-oil- free’
Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd (Econsave) will return products labelled “palm-oil-free” in a bid to support the government’s “Love My Palm Oil” campaign.
— New Sarawak Tribune

SUPP Women Chief says UPSR examination should be rescheduled if API exceeds 200 in Sarawak
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Women chief Kho Teck Wan today expressed concern with the Ministry of Education’s announcement that the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) public examination would not be rescheduled.
— Malay Mail

Complainant in brawl case involving Farhash withdraws police report
An individual who lodged a police report on a brawl at a sports complex in Ampang on Aug 31, which allegedly involved Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak (pic), has withdrawn the report.
— The Sun Daily

Man shares story of muhibbah spirit of Malaysians who helped sick father stranded overseas
Amidst a call to boycott non-Muslim products, one Malaysian has shared an important story of how Malaysians of different faiths volunteered their time and money to bring his sick father home from London.
— The Star Online

Angler missing in Miri waters
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has activated a search and rescue (SAR) operation for a local man who was reported missing while fishing in the waters of Miri.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Focus on ‘Repairs, Replace and Restore’ of health equipment, urges Guan Eng
The finance minister questions the point of building new health facilities if existing ones are not taken care of and deteriorate in quality.
— FMT News

Small fire breaks out at PWTC currently hosting MATTA Fair
A small fire which broke out during the MATTA Fair at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) has been put out by the Fire and Rescue Department.
— The Star Online

Govt to look into compatibility of new fighter jets – Mohamad
The proposal to replace the SU Russian fighter jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) with the new version fighter jets depended on the financial position of the country.
— The Borneo Post

HELP students pen song ‘We Are One’ to unite Malaysians
A group of HELP University students has written a song as a call to all Malaysians to remain united and end sentiments of hate among the races.
— The Star Online

Mestecc urged to convene meetings with stakeholders to address haze situation in S’wak
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has suggested for the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Climate Change (Mestecc) to convene further meetings with stakeholders including counterparts from Indonesia to address the persistent haze situation in Sarawak.
— The Borneo Post

Pandelela, Mun Yee withdraw from 10m platform synchronised event
National duo Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee withdrew from the women’s 10m platform synchronised event at the Asian Diving Cup 2019 today due to the former’s back.
— New Sarawak Tribune

New water rates won’t burden the people, says govt
The water, land and natural resources minister says the increased tariffs may be announced by year-end.
— FMT News

211,354 new SSPN accounts in Sabah this year – CM
A total of 211,354 Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional (SSPN) accounts with deposits amounting RM133.4 million had been opened in Sabah up until July 2019.
— The Borneo Post

Haze: Reduce outdoor activities, drink lots of water, says MetMalaysia
Reduce outdoor activities, wear a mask, drink plenty of water and do not engage in open burning, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) today, in response to the haze that has blanketed parts of the country.
— The Sun Daily

Health Ministry to discuss suggestion on including eye health in primary health care
The Health Ministry welcomes the suggestion for eye health to be included as a component of the country’s primary health care and will discuss the matter at its post-cabinet meeting.
— The Sun Daily

DPM expresses concern over gadget addiction among people
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today expressed concern over gadget addiction among the people, saying that they are too dependent on gadgets and digital devices for information and communication, and completely disregarding the ”real world” around them.
— The Sun Daily

Paid writers spreading fake news can disrupt society: Wan Azizah
Fake news churned out by some people who willingly become paid writers could disrupt society, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail said.
— The Sun Daily

Preliminary probe shows overturned ambulance ran over nail before tyre burst
IPOH: Preliminary investigations into the accident involving an overturned ambulance that caused two deaths near Slim River last month showed that it had ran over a nail.
— The Star Online

Construction of Muara Lassa Bridge will enhance coastal road connectivity
The construction of Muara Lassa Bridge will enhance the present coastal road connectivity by reducing people’s traveling time.
— The Borneo Post



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