Malaysia morning news for July 7

Malaysia morning news for July 7

Malaysia morning news

Hishammuddin: Announcement on Malaysia-S’pore border opening expected early August
Malaysia and Singapore are expected to reach a firm decision early next month on the reopening of its borders under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) categories, following fruitful discussions on the matter.
— The Star Online

Malaysia: New government must create police commission and pursue other major human rights reforms
Changes in Malaysia’s government must spur, not stall, human rights reforms, including efforts to establish an independent police commission, Amnesty International said today.
— Amnesty

Najib’s Must Explain Past Lies Before His Present Version Of The Truth Can Be Believed
Najib Razak rarely shuts up these days (between court appearances at least) as he seeks to re-invent and re-habilitate his reputation, presumably in advance of arm twisting the present coup coalition, which depends on his support, into either dropping the scores of charges raised against him or into forcing judgements that find him ‘victim’ of the crimes he sanctioned.
— Sarawak Report

UN report: Malaysia’s national poverty line does not reflect reality, needs revision
Malaysia appears to have backtracked on its previous commitment to revise the national poverty line, says Philip Alston, the former United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
— The Star Online

Banned from Selayang market, migrants continue to trade outside premises… and locals are buying from them too
Having been banned by the Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Anuar Musa from entering and trading at the Selayang market, migrant traders have set up shop on the outskirts of the market, operating within earshot of other.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia records 5 new Covid-19 cases today
The Health Ministry today recorded five new Covid-19 cases as of noon today, bringing the tally to 8,668.
— New Straits times

Villagers appeal for CM’s intervention over land issue
Thousands of people from 54 villages in Pitas appeal to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Shafie Apdal to intervene in the Sabah Forestry Development Authority (Safoda) land claim issue.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia recognised as one of most successful in handling Covid-19
Malaysia has been recognised as one of the most successful countries in the world in handling and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia next country to ground pilots from Pakistan
Malaysia is the latest nation to temporarily ground pilots with licenses issued in Pakistan.
— Travel Mole

Police begin investigation into Al Jazeera report on illegal immigrants in Malaysia
The police have begun an investigation into reports on an alleged attempt by international news agency Al Jazeera to tarnish Malaysia’s image through a documentary on how the country treats illegal immigrants in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— The Star Online

UN report: Malaysia’s national poverty line does not reflect reality, needs revision
Malaysia appears to have backtracked on its previous commitment to revise the national poverty line, says Philip Alston, the former United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
— The Star Online

Sept target for foreign tourists
The Sabah government aims to reopen its doors for the arrival of international tourists by September 1 this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
— The Borneo Post

Muhyiddin holds first assembly with PMO staff
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today held his first meeting with staff of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) after heading the government since March 1.
— Malay Mail

Muhyiddin: Bureaucracy must not hinder Malaysia’s economic recovery
Bureaucracy and administrative issues must not hinder the country’s economic recovery, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Star Online

Durian fruit crash lands on truck driver in Malaysia, causing injuries
“Flying” durian fruit injured a driver and others in Malaysia while causing a road accident, local media say.

Online Trading in Malaysia Expected to Grow, Study Shows
Jakarta. Online trading in Malaysia is is becoming more popular in Malaysia as the country’s digital landscape growth is at full-throttle thanks to the increased mobile connectivity and public sector initiatives, including free internet access amid the partial lockdown to curb Covid-19 pandemics.
— Jakarta globe

National heroes immortalised in giant mural
The wall on the side of a building in Taman Cahaya Alam, Seksyen U12 here used to be covered with graffiti – it has now been replaced with a giant art exhibit featuring the portraits of the country’s leaders.
— The Star Online

RMCO: RTM ready to continue TV Pendidikan, says minister
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is ready to continue the educational television programme, TV Pendidikan, even after schools reopen, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
— Malay Mail

Lawyers group condemns cops’ harassment of Parlimen Digital participants
The police should stop their “unwarranted probe” into the participants of the recent youth-led Parlimen Digital session as they have not broken any laws, said human rights advocate group, Lawyers for Liberty.
— Malay Mail

Trader lodges police report claiming cheated in PR1MA deal
A trader has lodged a police report, alleging that he lost RM10,897 after he was cheated by a married couple in a deal to buy units under the 1Malaysia Housing Programme (PR1MA).
— The Star Online

Johor Pakatan to restructure, get ready ahead of possible snap polls
Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) said it will prepare the coalition by initiating pre-election machinery at both parliamentary and state levels, following the possibility of an early general election being called.
— Malay Mail

CM urged to cancel Papar dam project
Taskforce Against Papar Dam (Takad) urges Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal to intervene and cancel the Papar dam project.
— The Borneo Post

Growing support for Sabah Bersatu augurs well for Perikatan, says Hajiji
The entry of new members including former members and leaders of other parties to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Sabah is an indicator that Bersatu is now winning the hearts of the people in the state to support the.
— Malay Mail

Third group from Libaran quits Parti Warisan Sabah
A total of 1,357 members of Parti Warisan Sabah became the third group in the Libaran Parliamentary constituency to announce their exit from the party with immediate effect.
— Malay Mail

Dr Adham Baba refutes Al Jazeera report, says Malaysia does not discriminate against undocumented migrants in combating Covid-19
The government has refuted a report of an international television channel which alleged Malaysia discriminated against undocumented migrants when enforcing the movement control order (MCO) in the fight against the Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

Rumoured to be vying for Senadin, senator says candidacy in state polls up to party
Sarawak DAP secretary Senator Alan Ling has brushed aside rumours he will be contesting in Senadin in the next state polls, claiming that his party has not even decided yet if he should join the race.
— The Borneo Post

Cops to quiz Bersih 2.0 chairman over Facebook post urging protest against ‘Sheraton Move’
Election watchdog Bersih 2.0 said today its chairman Thomas Fann has been called in by the police for questioning tomorrow over a post on the group’s Facebook page back in February 29.
— Malay Mail

Penampang flood prevention measures implemented since 2016
Flood prevention measures have been implemented in Penampang district since 2016, said Pritchard Gumbaris, the political secretary of Penampang member of parliament Datuk Darell Leiking.
— The Borneo Post

Signing of master agreement for PTMP a welcome devt
Gamuda Bhd’s (Gamuda) 60-per cent owned subsidiary, SRS Consortium Sdn Bhd’s (SRS) signing of the master agreement with the Penang state for the Penang transport master plan (PTMP) has been viewed as a welcome development to the progress of the project.
— The Borneo Post

DBKL introduces colour-coded uniforms for KL wholesale market workers
Workers at the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market must comply with a colour code for their uniforms, depending on the type of produce they are selling, the city mayor has said.
— Malay Mail

PBB branch reminded not to be complacent over past results
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Pantai Damai branch members have been reminded not to be lulled into complacency by the good results achieved in the past, but instead work even harder to ensure such achievements will be maintained.
— The Borneo Post

PM: Govt committed to clean administration with integrity
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has expressed the government’s commitment to ensure the administration is clean and with integrity.
— The Star Online

Review procedure, way of govt administration, post Covid-19 – Muhyiddin
The procedure and way of working in the government must be reviewed to help the country rebuild itself in the new normal post Covid-19, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

Three traffic cops held for alleged extortion in Johor
Three traffic policemen from the Seri Alam district police headquarters have been arrested for allegedly extorting RM4,000 from a lorry driver at a roadblock.
— Malay Mail

Parlimen Digital: Malaysia’s youth earn praise as role models for MPs in Dewan Rakyat
Malaysia’s youth were today praised for their performance in Parlimen Digital for showing how MPs should behave in the Dewan Rakyat and for their well-researched and inspiring speeches, as well as for proving that holding.
— Malay Mail



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