Malaysia morning news for July 22

Malaysia morning news for July 22

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia to sign US$880 mln rail deal with Singapore July 30, minister says
Construction of a US$880 million light rail project linking Malaysia’s southern state of Johor with neighbouring Singapore will begin next year, after both countries formalise the deal on July 30, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Tuesday.
— The Star Online

Focus on optimising 3G, 4G and 5G will still be maintained, says communications minister
The government will still implement the 5G technology although the focus now is towards optimising 3G and 4G usage, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia repatriates 5,951 illegal immigrants throughout MCO
About 5,951 detainees at the Immigration Detention Depot have been repatriated throughout the Movement Control Order from March 18 until July 1.
— The Sun Daily

Who Really Is Sarawak’s Wealthiest MP?
Back in 2018 a Sarawak certain newspapers announced that the now leader of Sarawak PKR, Larry Sng, was the state’s ‘Richest MP’.
— Sarwak Report

JB-Singapore RTS Link project signing ceremony to be held on Jul 30, says Malaysian transport minister
Malaysian Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong has confirmed that a signing ceremony will be held on Jul 30 to finalise the agreements between Singapore and Malaysia to proceed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project.
— CNA

Malaysia court to hear bid to overturn caning of Rohingya men
Rights groups say sentencing 27 refugees to caning for arriving in Malaysia without a permit is tantamount to torture.
— Aljazeera

KPDNHEP targeting 30 pct local product penetration into retail sector this year
Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is targeting an increase of 30 per cent for local product penetration into the retail sector this year, as compared to 23.34 per cent in 2019.
— The Borneo Post

Jelebu MP moots RCI to probe past Pakatan govt for alleged financial mismanagement
A Perikatan Nasional (PN) lawmaker today called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government over alleged mismanagement of the country’s resources.
— Malay Mail

Govt agrees to set up ‘Malaysia Mudah’ initiative to cut red tape – Mustapa
The government has agreed to create the “MalaysiaMudah”(#MyMudah) initiative which is aimed at assisting companies and businesses which were burdened by red tape and bureaucracy.
— The Sun Daily

Finance minister: Govt exploring options to raise national income
The government will continue to explore various options to increase the national income including diversification of revenue sources, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz said today.
— Malay Mail

Govt exploring options to raise national income, says Tengku Zafrul
The government will continue to explore various options to increase the national income including diversification of revenue sources, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz (pix) said today.
— The Sun Daily

Airfares expected to return to normal in November, says Dr Wee
Airfares are expected to return to normal prices in November this year once airlines resume their operations to their full capacity, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
— The Star Online

Sarawak to step up enforcement to curb Covid-19 spread among locals
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) will step up its enforcement to ensure full compliance of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 among locals.
— The Sun Daily

Home Ministry: Almost RM6m fine collected from companies, individuals for defying MCO
The total fine collected from companies and individuals for defying the movement control order (MCO) amounted to RM5,928,000.
— Malay Mail

RM20 mln grant to help micro, cottage entrepreneurs
The State Government has allocated a RM20 million in the form of grant to help micro and cottage entrepreneurs in rural Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian property, REIT sector expected to remain lacklustre in next 12 months
The Malaysian property and real estate investment trust (REIT) sector is expected to remain lacklustre in the next 12 months due to the challenging outlook, according to AmInvestment Bank Research (AmResearch).
— The Sun Daily

Melaka seeks domestic investors to boost tourism
The state government is inviting domestic investors to help produce various products with Melaka tourism identity in an effort to promote the state more widely and, thus, increase the income of local traders.
— Malay Mail

Government gives assurance water tariff will not be increased – Tuan Ibrahim
The government has given the assurance that it will not increase the water tariff as the people are faced with economic burdens and the Covid-19 pandemic which has not yet ended, said Water and Environment Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (pix).
— The Sun Daily

MPs warned against using seditious, racist, sexist remarks in Parliament
All members of Parliament (MPs) have been warned against using seditious, racist, rude, and sexist remarks throughout the Dewan Rakyat sitting. .
— The Borneo Post

Top Glove and Supermax propose bonus issues
Top Glove Corp Bhd has proposed a two-for-one bonus issue, which will see up to 5.48 billion bonus shares issued, aimed at rewarding its shareholders and allowing them to have greater participation in the equity of the group, in terms of the number of shares, while retaining their percentage of equity interest held.
— The Sun Daily

Foreign construction workers nabbed for illegally selling used clothes
Construction workers who were scheduled to start work at their construction job in front of Jalan Cochrane in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday (July 21) morning were nabbed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers for selling used clothes outside the site.
— The Star Online

PPj to provides six locations in Putrajaya for Aidiladha sacrifice
For the first time ever, Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) is providing six locations specifically for the Hari Raya Aidiladha ‘korban’ (sacrifice) ritual to be conducted here, subject to the standard operating procedure (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

JB-Singapore RTS Link project signing ceremony to be held on Jul 30, says Malaysian transport minister
Malaysian Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong has confirmed that a signing ceremony will be held on Jul 30 to finalise the agreements between Singapore and Malaysia to proceed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project.
— CNA

No additional allocations in management expenditure: Tengku Zafrul
There is no additional allocation in operating expenses with the addition of new ministries under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz said today.
— The Sun Daily

No additional allocations in management expenditure, says finance minister
There is no additional allocation in operating expenses with the addition of new ministries under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz said today.
— Malay Mail

RMCO allows people, businesses to generate income – Tengku Zafrul
The gradual opening of the economy and the implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) have enabled the people and businesses to start generating income and repay their financial loans.
— The Borneo Post

M’sia and S’pore to sign agreements on RTS project on July 30, says Dr Wee
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong will witness the signing of agreements on July 30 for the development of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project between Johor Baru and Singapore.
— The Star Online

Repair works on burst pipe in Klang due to completed by 6pm tomorrow
Repair works on a burst water pipe at the junction between Jalan Johan Setia and Jalan Langat, Klang are expected to be completed by 6pm tomorrow.
— Malay Mail

Ketamine, syabu, esctasy seized in Klang raid by Customs Dept
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Central Zone seized various drugs worth over RM244,000 during a raid around 6.30pm at a Dataran Ocean property in Lebuh Gopeng, Klang on July 16.
— The Sun Daily

Analysts: Matrix’s RM1.1 billion FY21 sales target achievable
Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd’s (Matrix) financial year 2021 (FY21) sales target of RM1.1 billion has been viewed as achievable despite market conditions.
— The Borneo Post

Customs Dept foils attempt to smuggle electric bicycles at Port Klang
The Customs Department (JKDM) foiled an attempt to smuggle in electric bicycles or e-bikes into the country in a raid at Westport, Port Klang, last Friday.
— Malay Mail

Numbers forecast operators to outpace casinos in revenue recovery post-MCO
Numbers forecast operators (NFOs) are expected to see an earlier revenue recovery to pre-movement control order (MCO) levels compared with their casino counterpart, due to their closer proximity to customers, zero reliance on foreign tourists and fewer standard operation (SOP) measure constraints, according to CGS-CIMB.
— The Sun Daily

KL mayor: Two sinkholes within two hours in Jalan Taman U Thant
Another sinkhole had reportedly appeared two hours after the first incident at Residensi 16, Jalan Taman U Thant, here, yesterday.
— Malay Mail

KPPK to come up with solutions on labour issue
The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (KPPK) is coming up with strategic solutions to rid the country from allegations regarding labour in the palm oil and rubber industries, deputy minister Willie Mongin said.
— The Borneo Post

South China Sea must be managed in peaceful, rational manner: Defence Minister
Malaysia stands firm on its position that the South China Sea issue must be managed in a peaceful and rational manner through dialogue and consultation.
— The Sun Daily

Government to review infrastructure development approach: Mustapa
Malaysia will be revisiting its approaches in infrastructure projects to reduce development gaps between the regions, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
— The Sun Daily

64 poachers nabbed so far this year following govt efforts to clamp down on wildlife trafficking, says Shamsul Anuar
A total of 64 poachers were nabbed since the beginning of this year following efforts to clampdown on wildlife trafficking, says Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.
— The Star Online

Terengganu MB: PAS, Umno and Bersatu to meet over seat allocations tonight
Umno, PAS and Bersatu leaders will meet tonight to discuss seat allocations for the next general election, according to Datuk Seri Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.
— Malay Mail

Putrajaya says will keep Klang Valley water tariffs unchanged
The government will not allow any increases to water tariffs in the Klang Valley area at the moment to avoid burdening the public already under pressure from measures taken to contain Covid-19, said Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan.
— Malay Mail

New law needed instead of charging young girls for murder in mishandling newborn babies, says Chong Eng
A new law should be looked into to deal with cases where young ladies have to be charged for dumping their babies, says Penang state women and family development, gender inclusiveness and religions other than Islam committee chairman Chong Eng.
— The Star Online

Finance minister: Loan repayment moratorium ending in September as most able to service debt now
Borrowers must begin servicing their loans from October as the repayment moratorium will end as scheduled in September, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said today.
— Malay Mail

Reviving economic activities through community-based tourism
Community-based tourism, especially in rural areas, could help revive local economic activities in Sabah, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.
— The Borneo Post

Businesses seek longer break on loan repayments
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has appealed to financial institutions to extend the moratorium on loan repayments by another six months.
— The Sun Daily

Drug addict abandons his two children during AADK raid
Drug addict abandons his two children during AADK raid BUKIT MERTAJAM: A father allegedly abandoned his two sons when he fled Penang National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) enforcement officers in an operations in a bushy area in Permatang Pauh here yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Senator calls on Hua Zhong to continue fighting for govt’s recognition of UEC
Senator Alan Ling has called on the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zhong) to continue with its fight for government’s recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
— The Borneo Post

Under new government, media group looks forward to reform laws on Right to Information with renewed optimism
As a citizen of a democratic nation, one must understand that the Right to Information is a fundamental human right possessed by virtue of being human to know how one’s country is being governed.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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