Malaysia morning news for July 10

Malaysia morning news for July 10

Malaysia morning news

AirAsia: Financial institutions willing to support request for funding over RM1 bln
AirAsia Group Bhd, which plans to shore up liquidity to ensure sufficient cash flow, has received indications of support from certain financial institutions in its request for funding, amounting to more than RM1 billion.
— The Borneo Post

Arrest Warrant Issued For Jho Low’s Royal Kuwaiti Business Partner
Kuwait has been rocked tonight by an announcement from the Home Ministry that an arrest warrant has been issued for one of the kingdom’s most prominent and powerful royal sheikhs, Sabah Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah (Sheikh Sabah).
— Sarawak Report

Malaysia’s 2020 census to be conducted online
While the Covid-19 pandemic continues wreaking havoc across the globe, disrupting various public and private sector activities, the first phase of implementation for the Malaysian Population and Housing Census 2020 (Census 2020) exercise will be conducted online via a technology-friendly e-Census method.
— OpenGovAsia

Covid-19: Employers must prioritise Malaysian job seekers, says HR minister
The government is committed to ensuring that local job seekers including graduates continue to be absorbed into the country’s employment sector in the areas that best fit their qualifications.
— Malay Mail

Al Jazeera rejects Malaysian officials’ claims over documentary
Network calls on Malaysian authorities ‘to respect media freedom and desist from treating its journalists as criminals’.
— Aljazeera

Three MRT stations to be closed for six weekends for rail maintenance works
The Mass Rail Transit (MRT) stations at Sungai Buloh, Kampung Selamat and Kwasa Damansara will be closed for six weekends this month, August and September for rail maintenance works.
— Malay Mail

Arrests Over 1MDB Threaten To Open A Kuwaiti Can of Worms
Warrants issued last night duly resulted in the arrest today of one of of Kuwait’s most prominent royal sheikhs, Sabah Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah (Sheikh Sabah).
— Sarawak Report

After ordered to pay US$22m to Malaysian contractor WZR, Maldives state firm seeks to continue contract
A company owned by the Maldives government intends to work out a way to proceed with a US$155 million (RM661 million) contract with Malaysian property developer WZR Property Sdn Bhd, having been ordered to pay US$22 million.
— Malay Mail

Locked in settlement talks with Goldman Sachs, Tengku Zafrul says 1MDB case important, but not as crucial as economic recovery
While Malaysia’s economic recovery has taken the front seat amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is still pursuing compensation from investment bank Goldman Sachs in the range of US$2 billion to US$7.5 billion as.
— Malay Mail

Najib, Rosmah allowed to inspect seized luxury goods after July 21
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will be allowed to inspect items seized by the police from a premises belonging to Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd, allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund scandal, from July 21 onwards.
— The Star Online

Single mother in Penang cheated of RM40,450 by love scam syndicate, say cops
A single mother lost RM40,450 after being smitten by the sweet words of her so-called lover whom she had befriended via social media.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: 21 individuals compounded in Sibu Jaya for defying SOP
Police have compounded 21 individuals in Sibu Jaya for defying the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) standard operating procedure (SOP) yesterday. ..
— The Borneo Post

Indonesian Embassy rep thanks Malaysia for distributing aid to migrant workers during MCO
Indonesia has praised Malaysia for what it described as excellent cooperation from the Malaysian authorities with regard to its migrant workers in this country.
— Malay Mail

Report: Azhar Harun resigns as EC chairman
The Election Commission (EC) has confirmed that Datuk Azhar Azizan @ Harun has tendered his resignation as its chairman on June 29, a news report said.
— The Borneo Post

Taxpayers should be able to criticise govt agencies, says Amanah after Heidy Quah questioned
Parti Amanah Negara urged the police today to conduct an impartial investigation against refugee activist Heidy Quah over her Facebook post on alleged mistreatment of refugees at the Immigration detention centres.
— Malay Mail

Lee: AirAsia to increase frequency for Kuching-Sibu-Kuching route to 21 flights weekly from Aug 1
AirAsia Berhad has agreed to increase the flight frequency for the Kuching-Sibu-Kuching route from the existing seven flights weekly to 21 flights weekly.
— The Borneo Post

Report: Uncertain future for 200,000 Malaysian retailers nationwide, says retail group
At least 200,000 small businesses that could not operate during the movement control order (MCO) are now facing an uncertain future.
— Malay Mail

Random Covid-19 tests for Miri construction workers from this weekend
Construction workers here will undergo random tests for Covid-19 beginning this weekend in the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee’s (MDMC) effort to prevent the spread of the virus among the workers.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak wants special committee on citizenship be revived
Sarawak will propose to the Home Ministry to revive the Special Committee on Citizenship to resolve the issue of stateless or undocumented children.
— Malay Mail

Surge in hotel reservations until June – Nancy Shukri
The tourism sector has seen an upsurge, with hotel reservations nationwide showing an increase of up to 30.74 per cent until June, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
— The Borneo Post

Sabah schools to adopt trial-and-error approach for reopening
Schools will adopt a trial-and-error approach during the full reopening of classes for students statewide amid the Covid-19 pandemic starting July 15.
— The Star Online

Encourage commercial durian farming to boost economy – Huazong
Huazong president Tan Sri T.C Goh has called on the government to open up agriculture lands to encourage the people to venture into durian farming, as one way of boosting exports to earn more foreign revenues, and to stimulate the economy of Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

Minister says action taken against Bernama TV host who used derogatory term on air to describe Al Jazeera
A Bernama TV talk show host is believed to have been suspended by the national news agency after using a derogatory Arabic term to describe Al Jazeera and telling the Qatar-based international broadcaster to “shut up”.
— Malay Mail

Phone scam: Nine arrested in case of elderly woman who lost RM3.83mil
Investigations into a phone scam that led to a victim losing RM3.83mil has led to nine arrests.
— The Star Online

EAC organises over 150 engagement sessions with 23 industries
The Economic Action Council (EAC) has held more than 150 engagement sessions with 23 industries including digital economy, education, investment, small and medium enterprise, manufacturing, tourism, transportation and.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Sarawak now a green zone, says deputy CM
The whole of Sarawak is now a green zone as the number of Covid-19-positive cases is less than 10. Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the state’s status changed to green when Kuching, the only district.
— Malay Mail

11,000 international students apply to return to Malaysia — Noraini
Some 11,000 international students from Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand have applied to return to Malaysia to resume their studies, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

EC confirms chairman Azhar Harun quit, paving way to Dewan Rakyat Speaker nomination
The Election Commission (EC) confirmed today that Datuk Azhar Azizan @ Harun has tendered his resignation as the commission’s chairman on June 29.
— Malay Mail

Report: Senior military officer under MACC probe for alleged kickbacks linked to Mat Sabu’s aide
A high-ranking officer in the Malaysian Armed Forces has been arrested for investigation on suspicion of receiving kickbacks, Harian Metro reported last night.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Foreign migrants endorse Malaysian hospitals for good treatment
“Everything is good. The doctor is good, Everything is okay,” shared Wajid Ali, a Pakistani who received Covid-19 treatment here.
— The Borneo Post

RMCO: Online hearing of cases to continue in Sabah and Sarawak
Online hearing of court cases in Sabah and Sarawak will continue as long as the recovery movement control order (RMCO) is in force, said Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim.
— Malay Mail

A snapshot of the 3 startups graduated form VIISA’s batch 7
Vietnam’s accelerator VIISA has announced the three startups graduated from its batch 7. The 4-month journey of the three startups culminated with an ‘Investment Day’ at MoonLab co-working space in Ho Chi Minh City on July 2.
— e27

More speak up about alleged sexual harassment in IRF after women’s rights groups call for probe
Three former members of Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) spoke about the sexual harassment they allegedly faced from one of the think tank’s directors, following a call by women’s rights groups for an independent.
— Malay Mail

Three more Japanese Encephalitis cases in Penang, says state health chief
Three more cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) were detected today in Penang, bringing to six the total number of cases so far.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian actor Mas Khan fined RM17,000 for stealing producer A. Aida’s crypto currency
Actor Mas Khan who was featured in Abang Long Fadil 2 movie was fined RM17,000 or 26 months in jail by the Ampang Magistrates’ Court here today on two counts of stealing RM213,805 worth of crypto-currency wallet belonging.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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