Malaysia morning news for July 13

Malaysia morning news for July 13

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia needs skilled workforce to woo investors: Azmin
Malaysia needs a highly trained and skilled workforce in order to attract high-technology investments to meet its development agenda, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Mahathir and 5 other MPs form independent bloc, reiterate support for Sabah’s Shafie Apdal as PM
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and five Members of Parliament (MPs) aligned to him announced on Friday (Jul 10) that they will remain as an independent bloc and will not join any coalition.
— CNA

14 new Covid-19 cases, 11 of them local
The health ministry today announced 14 new Covid-19 cases, with only three of them imported.
— FMT

Air travel may recover despite tough conditions
Domestic airlines are expected to continue facing tough operating conditions in the midst of the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation but analysts believe that airports could see a recovery.
— The Borneo Post

I Fear They Want To Make Me The Fall Guy! Hamad Al Wazzan – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
At twenty four minutes past ten on Wednesday night the 36 year old Kuwaiti investment advisor, Hamad Al Wazzan, emailed Sarawak Report, with whom he had been corresponding for some weeks, asking to arrange another phone conversation:
— Sarawak Report

Press freedom under attack: Malaysian police consider charges for Australian journalists
Malaysian authorities are considering charging five Australian journalists who have been interrogated about a documentary they shot on migrant workers in the Asian nation.
— The New Daily

Malaysia hotel occupancy up as restrictions ease
Malaysia’s weeks-long lockdown led to an uptick in travel demand and increased hotel occupancy, said the country’s tourism minister.
— Travel Mole

Anwar says Malaysia rich, but many people still poor due to ingrained rent seeking culture
Malaysia is a country blessed with many natural resources that is seeing poverty growing due to a deeply entrenched culture that prioritises self-profit among a small band of those in power, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia sees 36.8pc drop in international tourist arrivals in first quarter of this year
Malaysia recorded 4.23 million tourist arrivals in the first quarter of this year, a drop of 36.8 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, said the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia).
— Malay Mail

B40, M40 and T20 households classified into 10 categories
The Department of Statistics Malaysia has developed more detailed household classification under its Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey 2019 to enable focused planning and monitoring for closing the income gap between households.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia to hold inquest into Franco-Irish teen’s death
Malaysia will next month open an inquest into the death of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, her family’s lawyer said Friday (Jul 10).
— CNA

Azmin: Malaysia needs skilled workforce to woo investors
Malaysia needs a highly trained and skilled workforce in order to attract high-technology investments to meet its development agenda especially post-Covid-19, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— Malay Mail

Ex-UN special rapporteur praises M’sia for ‘bringing poverty line closer to reality’
A former United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has commended the Malaysian government for being courageous in bringing its poverty line nearer to reality.
— The Star Online

205 Malaysians in India, Saudi Arabia arrive home
A total of 205 Malaysians from Chennai, India and Saudi Arabia have arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via Malindo Air and Saudia Airlines.
— The Sun Daily

Perak Islamic religious council sponsored students have until July 17 to decide on varsity offer
Perak Islamic Religious Council & Malay Customs (MAIPK) sponsored students in the Middle East, who have returned home following the Covid-19 pandemic, have until July 17 to accept or reject the offer to study at Universiti.
— Malay Mail

Sarawak women’s artistic gymnasts eye Sukma three-peat
The Sarawak women’s artistic gymnastics (WAG) team are looking to continue their dominance in Malaysia Games (Sukma) by capturing the overall women’s team gold for the third consecutive Sukma in Johor next year.
— The Borneo Post

MMEA detects syndicates selling fish bombing devices in Sabah
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detected syndicates from neighbouring countries that brought in fish bombing equipment before selling it to foreign fishermen in the state.
— Malay Mail

Having named top 50 in the world, UM declares holiday on July 30
Universiti Malaya (UM) has declared July 30 as “cuti peristiwa” (occasional holiday) in conjunction with the university’s achievement of being named as one of the world’s top 50 universities.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysian households spent RM4,534 per month on average in 2019, latest statistics show
Households in Malaysia spent RM4,534 on average per month in 2019, an increase from RM4,033 in 2016, the latest statistics from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) show.
— Malay Mail

Ministry prepares consolidated form to speed up registration of private preschools
The Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development has introduced a consolidated form to expedite the registration process for private ‘taska’ (nurseries) and kindergartens to open.
— The Borneo Post

Come meet Agong with me to talk interfaith harmony, federal unity minister tells Sarawak DCM
Federal Minister of National Unity Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sidique today invited Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas to a discussion on ways to improve interfaith harmony in the country.
— Malay Mail

RM600 special aid for school bus drivers nationwide: Wee Ka Siong
The government has approved a RM600 special assistance for 35,000 eligible school bus drivers nationwide totalling RM21 million, said Transport Minister (MOT) Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Govt approves RM600 special aid for school bus drivers nationwide
The government has approved a RM600 special assistance for 35,000 eligible school bus drivers nationwide totalling RM21 million, said Transport Minister (MOT) Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.
— Malay Mail

Sime Darby Plantation engages with Liberty Shared over petition
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd has commenced talks with Hong Kong-based activist group Liberty Shared over a petition to the US Customs and Border Protection to block the planter’s exports into the US.
— The Sun Daily

Dr Wee meets Johor MB to discuss transport issues
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong met with the Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad on Friday (July 10) night to discuss transportation issues.
— The Star Online

Annuar Musa: Perikatan parties have agreed to discuss seat allocation
Five representatives from each Perikatan Nasional component parties, especially Barisan Nasional, PAS and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), will be picked to discuss the seat allocation for the coming snap polls, says Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— The Star Online

Azmin: M’sia flooded with foreign workers, must shift to automation
Malaysia has been flooded with five million foreign workers, including those without permit, because of over-reliance on hard labour, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
— The Star Online

Senior minister: RM70m allocation to help construction industry players affected by MCO
The Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has allocated RM70 million for the implementation of several strategic programmes to assist players in the construction industry who were affected by the.
— Malay Mail

RM70m allocation to help construction industry – Fadillah
The Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has allocated RM70 million for the implementation of several strategic programmes to assist players in the construction industry who were affected by the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
— The Sun Daily

IGP: 532 individuals traced for second Covid-19 test
A total of 532 individuals who went through home quarantine (Home Surveillance Order) but failed to go for the second Covid-19 screening has been traced,” said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— Malay Mail

Dr Sim: State Health Dept urged to do ‘aggressive’ contact tracing of Covid-19 cases recorded on July 10
Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian is urging the State Health Department to do aggressive contact tracing of the two new Covid-19 cases recorded on July 10.
— The Borneo Post

Think tank expresses alarm at anti-transgender sentiment by Islamic affairs minister
Independent think-tank Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy today expressed concern at the recent remarks by Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri permitting the Federal Territories Islamic.
— Malay Mail

Isn’t it high time for Sarawak and Sabah to make a stand?
ON Aug 9, 1965 in the Malaysian Senate, Ong Kee Hui, my uncle and chairman of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), had delivered a very strong message in his speech on the abrogation of the Malaysia Agreement of 1963 that was caused by Singapore’s separation on that fateful day.
— The Borneo Post

MTUC hails new PLI revision, urges govt to increase minimum wage
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today expressed hope that the establishment of a new national Poverty Level Index (PLI) will result in more effective public policies that can create jobs and enable workers to.
— Malay Mail

MMEA arrest crew of foreign vessel caught fishing 56 nautical miles off Tanjung Sirik
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) have arrested the crew of a Vietnamese fishing boat about 56 nautical miles to the north of Tanjung Sirik for illegal fishing around 6.40pm on July 9.
— The Borneo Post

Seven unity complexes to be built in Sarawak – Halimah Sadique
The National Unity Ministry is building seven unity complexes, each costing RM1 million, in Sarawak for use as the activity centre for the Rukun Tetangga (KRT) neighbourhood watch.
— The Sun Daily

Former UN Special Rapporteur praises Malaysia for raising poverty line but says updated figure still too low
In reference to the government’s announcement yesterday that the absolute poverty line has been revised from RM980 to RM2,208, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston.
— Malay Mail

Moratorium: Don’t wait until last minute, plan your finances now – AKPK
The remaining moratorium or loan repayment period to help individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises facing financial constraints following the outbreak of the Covid-19 is only about three months away.
— The Sun Daily

Border security personnel who take bribes are traitors – IGP
Security forces personnel placed at the country’s borders who conspire with and take bribes from migrant smuggling syndicates are traitors to the country, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Sun Daily

Adib’s death: Police to set up review team – IGP
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) plan to form a review team to probe into all aspects regarding the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Sun Daily

IGP: Border security personnel who take bribes are traitors
Security forces personnel placed at the country’s borders who conspire with and take bribes from migrant smuggling syndicates are traitors to the country, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— Malay Mail

Govt willing to consider business community’s additional needs – Azmin
The government is always prepared to consider requests from the business community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, including the need for wage subsidy, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix).
— The Sun Daily

532 individuals traced for second Covid-19 test
“A total of 532 individuals who went through home quarantine (Home Surveillance Order) but failed to go for the second Covid-19 screening has been traced,” said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Sun Daily

Debunking Covid-19 myths, Malaysian style
Fed up with the sheer volume of fake news being spread on social media in the age of the Covid-19 infodemic, husband-and-wife team Zan Azlee and Sheril A. Bustaman came up with a website that seeks to provide easy to read.
— Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir declares independent bloc with Warisan
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that he and five other members of Parliament will be an independent bloc inside and outside of Parliament together with Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan).
— The Borneo Post

Public, private skills training institutes resuming operations in stages
With the fight against Covid-19 in the country almost won, the 1,301 skills training institutes comprising 784 Public Skills Training Institutes (ILKA) and 517 Private Skills Training Institutes (ILKS) have started to resume.
— Malay Mail

Nik Faisal detected in Hong Kong, says IGP
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador yesterday confirmed that former SRC International chief executive officer Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and his family have been spotted in Hong Kong.
— The Sun Daily

Haniza Talha no more state exco member from yesterday – S’gor MB
Yesterday was Haniza Mohamed Talha’s (pix) last day of service as Selangor Housing and Urban Living Committee Chairman, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said.This is following the Lembah Jaya state assemblyman’s expulsion from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) recently.
— The Sun Daily

Companies confuse crisis plan for crisis reputation management plan
Companies in Malaysia often make the mistake of mixing up a crisis plan for a crisis reputation management plan – if they were to have a crisis management plan in the first place.
— The Borneo Post

‘Malaysia Prihatin’ is theme for 2020 National Day, Malaysia Day Celebrations, says minister
‘Malaysia Prihatin’ (Malaysia Cares) has been chosen as the theme for this year’s National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Aidiladha tickets on sale from tomorrow: KTMB
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) tickets for the Aidiladha “balik kampung” exodus out of cities and back will be on sale from tomorrow (July 11), online and at all railway stations.
— The Sun Daily

Amid speculation of snap polls, Azmin says still a long way to go
Senior Minister cum Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today quashed talk that the 15th general election is around the corner.
— Malay Mail

Dr M: Thank you for your heartening birthday wishes, gives me incentive to do something for Malaysia (VIDEO)
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who turned 95 today has found a new “incentive” to continue living and do “something” for the country.
— Malay Mail

Key Alliance obtains MDA licence to sell PCR test kits
Key Alliance Group Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Key Alliance Sdn Bhd (KASB) has received its licence from the Medical Device Authority (MDA), which allows KASB to be a fully licensed authorised representative, distributor and importer of in vitro diagnostics medical devices in Malaysia.
— The Sun Daily

 

 

Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.

 

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

 

 

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