Malaysia morning news for July 8

Malaysia morning news for July 8

Malaysia morning news

AirAsia posts RM803.85 mln loss in 1Q despite EBITDA breakeven
AirAsia Group Bhd recorded a net loss of RM803.85 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared with a net profit of RM96.09 million in the same period last year.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia central bank cuts rate to record low to offset COVID pain
Malaysia’s central bank on Tuesday slashed its key interest rate to a record low, attempting to cushion the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

EIA report will be conducted on RM7 bln Yayasan Sabah project – Liew
The Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry will ensure that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report will be conducted for the RM7 billion Yayasan Sabah (YS) and Tegas Bangsa Sdn Bhd project in Kg Meruntum, said its minister, Datuk Christina Liew.
— The Borneo Post

Content creator questions FB’s move in rubbishing video of Malaysia’s stellar handling of Covid-19
Content creator Dustin Pfundheller published a video on his Facebook page “Other Side of the Truth” on May 18, praising Malaysia’s swift and effective methods in curbing the spread of Covid-19.
— The Star Online

AirAsia now allows 2 pieces of cabin baggage not exceeding 7kg per guest
AirAsia allows two pieces of cabin baggage not exceeding a total of seven kilogrammes (kg) per guest effective today, as the demand for air travel picks up.
— The Borneo Post

Where Is Defense Reform in Malaysia Headed?
On the December 2 last year, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan government presented the Defense White Paper (DWP) in Parliament.
— The Diplomat

Malaysia’s GDP to grow 6.3% to 7.5% next year, says Tengku Zafrul
International agencies have forecast that Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2021 will be in the range of 6.3% to 7.5%, according to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.
— The Edge Markets

One new cholera case in Sabah
Sabah recorded one new cholera case in Semporna on Sunday, bringing the state’s tally to 23. State Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said five of the cases in Sabah were asymptomatic, including four in Semporna and one in Kinabatangan.
— The Borneo Post

Shopee, Maybank and Visa partnership to solve your financial coin-nundrum
MALAYSIA’s number one e-commerce platform Shopee has entered into a partnership with the country’s leading financial services provider, Maybank and the world’s leader in digital payments, Visa to introduce Maybank Shopee credit card, the only lifestyle and e-commerce Platinum card for every Malaysian.
— The Star Online

Report: Bangladesh in talks with Malaysia to regularise undocumented migrant workers
Bangladesh is currently in talks with Malaysia to regularise undocumented migrants to allow them to work in the latter country, a Bangladeshi newspaper reported today.
— Malay Mail

Tourism industry players hope for govt assistance
Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association (MCTA) Sabah chapter president Lawrence Wong welcomed Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew’s announcement that Sabah was looking to reopen its doors to international tourists by September 1 this year.
— The Borneo Post

M’sian International Baccalaureate diploma students pass rate surpasses global average
Malaysian students who sat for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) have done the country proud.
— The Star Online

Tok Pa: Expect higher poverty rate as revised index sheds light on Malaysia’s socio-economic situation
The country could see a higher poverty rate as the government works to introduce a revised poverty line index (PLI), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today, following criticisms in a.
— Malay Mail

PM: Census important foundation for country’s development planning
The Population and Housing Census conducted every 10 years gives an accurate picture of the country’s current demographics, which would serve as a source of reference and important foundation for the country’s development planning, says the Prime Minister.
— The Star Online

Tengku Zafrul sees Malaysia’s GDP growing 6.3-7.5pc in 2021
International agencies have forecast that Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 will be in the range of 6.3 per cent to 7.5 per cent, says Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.
— Malay Mail

Heineken Malaysia special deals on Shopee
Something exciting is brewing at the Shopee 7.7 Mid-Year Sale campaign, with Heineken Malaysia offering fantastic deals on world-class brands on the Heineken official shop.
— The Star Online

Ahmad Zahid bins bid to challenge MACC, anti-money laundering acts
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has withdrawn his appeal against a High Court’s dismissal over his application to challenge the constitutionality of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and.
— Malay Mail

Census important foundation for country’s development planning – Muhyiddin
The Population and Housing Census conducted every 10 years gives an accurate picture of the country’s current demographics which will serve as a source of reference and important foundation for the country’s development planning. …
— The Borneo Post

Strong National Statistics System vital for planning, development – Muhyiddin
A strong National Statistics System is vital to ensuring efficient and effective channelling of the country’s resources for planning and development, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
— The Borneo Post

Al-Jazeera report on illegal migrants to be investigated for sedition, says IGP
The Al-Jazeera report on undocumented migrants in Malaysia will be investigated for several offences including sedition, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
— The Star Online

Budget 2021 to focus on four broad themes, says finance minister
Budget 2021 to be unveiled on Nov 6, will be framed across 4 broad themes — caring for the people, steering the economy, sustainable living and enhancing public service delivery, according to Finance Minister.
— Malay Mail

Environment minister’s aide slams media for warped reporting on Kelantan’s water woes
The political secretary of the Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man criticised the media today, urging members of the press to report accurate facts over the minister’s remarks on Kelantan water.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian contractor WZR wins US$22m award against Maldives state firm, will seek Wisma Putra’s aid to ensure sum is paid
Malaysian property developer WZR Property Sdn Bhd has won an award for US$22.8 million in a successful resolution of its bid to claim unpaid fees from a company owned by the government of island nation Maldives, and will now.
— Malay Mail

Airbus helicopters facilitates first e-delivery in Asia Pacific
Indonesia’s PT. Smart Cakrawala Aviation has become the first customer in the Asia Pacific to take delivery of its new H130 helicopter facilitated through a specially arranged e-acceptance process, which complies with Covid-19 health and safety regulations.
— The Borneo Post

Foreigners who make statements damaging to Malaysia risk having passes revoked, Immigration D-G says amid Al Jazeera documentary uproar
Foreign nationals who make inaccurate statements aim at damaging Malaysia’s image will face possible revocation of their passes, said Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
— Malay Mail

Zahid Hamidi tells Umno and BN MPs to defend Perikatan in Parliament next Monday
Umno has instructed its MPs in the Dewan Rakyat as well as their Barisan Nasional (BN) colleagues to step up and defend the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin from those whom it.
— Malay Mail

Education Ministry to form taskforce to look into IPTS issues
The Higher Education Ministry has formed a national taskforce to look into issues and challenges that private higher education institutions (IPTS) are facing in the light of Covid-19.
— The Star Online

Malaysian man nabbed over smuggling of undocumented migrants in Selangor
A local man was detained at the Seng Lee Jetty in Bagan Sekinchan near here for allegedly bringing in undocumented migrants into the country at about 5.30am today.
— Malay Mail

Sealink to heighten ship building, related capabilities
Sealink International Bhd (Sealink) will continue to manage its costs and increase efficiency in this recovery economic climate to improve its competitiveness and resilience, riding on its strong foundation in Miri. …
— The Borneo Post

Cuepacs calls on MOE to consider school holidays to coincide with Aidiladha
The Congress of Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the Ministry of Education (MOE) to consider the second term school holidays to coincide with Aidiladha on July 31.
— Malay Mail

Kenanga Growth Fund awarded for 11th straight year at FSMOne Awards
Kenanga Investors Bhd (Kenanga Investors) won three awards at the FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2020-2021 recently, marking the 11th consecutive year the group has been awarded under the Core Equity – Malaysia category.
— The Borneo Post

USM-Yale University study finds ketum effective as painkiller
A study conducted by a group of scientists through collaboration between Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Yale University, USA has found ketum (Mitragyna speciosa) to be effective as a painkiller.
— Malay Mail

Airasia’s Ourshop partners Fama to sell fresh and frozen produce
AirAsia Bhd’ logistics arm, Teleport, is collaborating with the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) to help local farmers selling fresh and frozen produce directly from the source.
— The Borneo Post

MACC nabs couple and daughter over RM1m false Socso claims
A couple and their daughter were arrested today on suspicion of being involved in a syndicate which made false claims totalling more than RM1 million to the Social Security Organisation (Socso), according to a source.
— Malay Mail

East Malaysians should get a shot at being PM too, urges Sabah DAP despite backing Anwar
Sabah DAP has reiterated its support for the proposal to make Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal the prime ministerial candidate, stating the option “should remain open”.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia records 2,649 cases related to zoonosis as of June
Malaysia recorded a total of 2,649 cases related to zoonosis, an infectious disease that can be transmitted between animals and people as of June this year, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
— The Borneo Post

Factory worker in KL jailed second time for insulting Agong on Instagram
A factory worker was not repentant even after spending two months behind bars for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong on his Instagram account last year which triggered controversy and public ire.
— Malay Mail

IMR to conduct studies on Covid-19 virus mutation — Dr Noor Hisham
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has directed the Institute of Medical Research (IMR) to conduct studies on mutation of the Covid-19 virus to learn more of its characteristics.
— The Borneo Post

Penang cops: Discovery of clothes, human bone believed to be linked to Australian woman missing since 2017
The discovery of a human bone and a pile of clothes in the woods near Jalan Batu Gantung here is believed to be linked to the mysterious disappearance of Australian woman Anna Jenkins in 2017.
— Malay Mail

Institute of Medical Research to conduct studies on Covid-19 virus mutation, says Dr Noor Hisham
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has directed the Institute of Medical Research (IMR) to conduct studies on mutation of the Covid-19 virus to learn more of its characteristics.
— Malay Mail

Ahmad Zahid withdraws appeal to challenge MACC and money laundering acts
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has withdrawn his appeal against a High Court’s dismissal over his application to challenge the constitutionality of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and Anti-Money Laundering Act in relation to the admissibility of documentary evidence pertaining to charges framed against him.
— The Star Online

Tengku Zafrul: Malaysia still in talks with Goldman Sachs, seeking ‘fair’ settlement over 1MDB
Putrajaya said today it is still pursuing talks with investment bank Goldman Sachs over a settlement involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal, but would want any payment to Malaysia to be a.
— Malay Mail

Contraband ciggies worth over RM3.3mil seized
The Tawau General Operations Force (GOF) seized contraband cigarettes worth over RM3.3mil in over the weekend.
— The Star Online

IGP claims unaware police contacted Parlimen Digital participants, says no offence committed
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said today he is unaware that the police have called up the participants of the youth-led Parlimen Digital, amid accusations of intimidation against the mock parliament.
— Malay Mail

Foreigners who make damaging statements risk having passes revoked – Immigration D-G
Foreign nationals who make inaccurate statements aim at damaging Malaysia’s image will face possible revocation of their passes, said Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
— The Borneo Post

DBP Act amendment set to raise public awareness on use of Malay language
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)’s proposal that the government amend the DBP Act will help raise public awareness in the use of the Malay language responsibly.
— Malay Mail

Crackdown on undocumented migrants according to the law, says union
The measures taken against undocumented migrants in this country are in accordance with the law and the rules which have been laid down must be respected by all parties.
— Malay Mail

Minister says TNB fiberisation and connectivity plan to go nationwide to boost broadband coverage
The country’s largest electricity utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will expand the National Optical Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) project nationwide to enable more consumers to benefit from the service.
— Malay Mail

 

 

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