Malaysia morning news for June 10

Malaysia morning news for June 10

Malaysia morning news

Putrajaya urged to maintain consortium approach to 5G spectrum allocation
The government and regulator should maintain the original consortium approach when it comes to spectrum allocation of the much-awaited national 5G network, according to the National Tech Association of Malaysia’s (Pikom).
— Malay Mail

Malaysian prosecutors drop corruption charges against Najib ally
Malaysian government prosecutors withdrew corruption charges on Tuesday against an ally of former prime minister Najib Razak, whose party returned to power in a new coalition three months ago after having lost the last election amid massive graft scandals.
— Aljazeera

269 Rohingyas detained after body of woman found aboard Malaysia-bound boat
Authorities intercepted a boat, carrying 269 Rohingyas, trying to enter Langkawi waters early this morning and found a woman’s body in it.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, no local transmissions involving Malaysians
Malaysia reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jun 9), with no local transmissions involving Malaysians.

Civil service needs to work in tandem with private sector to implement new tech, says Abang Johari
The Sarawak government has always placed great emphasis on utilising technology to enhance the efficiency and productivity of its civil service, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s Criminal Coup Unfurls
An Attorney General, appointed by a yet to be legitimised prime minister who has unconstitutionally refused to call Parliament to test his bogus majority, has now started signing off pardons for the whole crew of crooks booted out from the last BN government.
— Sarawak Report

Gig economy workers should be reclassified as ‘independent employees’, says think tank
Gig economy workers should be reclassified as independent employees as policymakers lack the necessary data on them to form a sound regulatory framework that will provide a more robust social safety net to assist them, says the Research for Social Advancement (Refsa).
— The Star Online

Customs seizes container load of goat, camel milk mixed with drugs worth RM100mil
The Customs Department has seized 2.5 tonnes of goat and camel milk powder mixed with ketamine worth an estimated RM100mil, says Department director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir.
— The Star Online

Scepticism, trust, and the problem with Singapore’s TraceTogether COVID-19 app (video)
The Singapore government won international acclaim for its deft handling of the COVID-19 crisis in the early months.
— AEC News Today

Despite tight financial position, Malaysia’s economy is expected to recover gradually this year: Analysts
Malaysia has been hit with a series of stiff challenges this year – the COVID-19 pandemic, crash in global oil prices and political instability which saw an unexpected change of government.

Johor MB lauds Putrajaya’s announcement to allow Malaysia’s border with Singapore to reopen
The Johor government today welcomed the announcement made by Putrajaya to allow Malaysians to travel back and forth between Johor Baru and Singapore for work.
— Malay Mail

How Malaysia’s Gain Secure stood tall amid Covid-19
Walter Wong, executive director of Gain Secure and former Microsoft employee, talks up how his business is coping during Malaysia’s lockdown
— Computer Weekly

Peter Anthony makes appearance at MACC Sabah office to offer assistance to RISDA land deal case
Sabah Infrasturture Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony presented himself at the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (Sabah) office to assist investigation in an alleged graft case involving a 2014 RISDA land deal.
— The Borneo Post

Wisma Putra: Malaysian returnees no longer need to get letter of understanding, permission for journey
Malaysians returning from overseas no longer have to obtain a letter of understanding and permission for the journey from the missions abroad, says Wisma Putra.
— The Star Online

Deputy minister says announcement on reopening of schools may be out tomorrow
The federal government could announce tomorrow the schedule to reopen schools throughout the country, said Deputy Education Minister Muslimin Yahaya.
— Malay Mail

Deputy Education Minister: Decision on reopening schools to be announced on Wednesday (June 10)
A meeting involving the National Security Council, Education, and Health Ministries will be held on Tuesday (June 9) afternoon to determine when schools will reopen, says Muslimin Yahaya.
— The Star Online

After Musa Aman acquitted, his lawyer maintains alleged bribes were political donations, not from logging or projects
The funds former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was accused of receiving corruptly were not linked to any projects in Sabah, including logging concessions, but were instead political donations for Umno and Barisan.
— Malay Mail

Warisan veep at Sabah MACC for unspecified investigation
Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony arrived at the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office here to assist in a still-unannounced investigation.
— Malay Mail

Musa Aman acquitted of 46 corruption, money laundering charges
The High Court here today freed former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman of all his 46 corruption and money laundering charges in connection with timber concession contracts in Sabah.
— The Borneo Post

Former Borneo Post editor Jimmy Adit dies due to heart attack
A former editor of The Borneo Post, Jimmy Adit passed away at his home in Kampung Segenam, Serian Division last night aged 66.
— The Borneo Post

After full acquittal, legal expert confirms Musa Aman cannot be charged over same offences ever again
Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman’s full discharge of 46 money laundering and corruption charges today meant he cannot be prosecuted anew over the same alleged offences, said lawyer Syahredzan Johan.
— Malay Mail

Sabah Minister Peter Anthony called in by MACC to give statement
Sabah Cabinet minister Datuk Peter Anthony has been called in to give a statement to investigators apparently probing a graft case involving a 2014 Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) land deal.
— The Star Online

Malaysia detains nearly 270 Rohingya seeking entry by boat
Malaysia on Monday (Jun 8) detained 269 Rohingya migrants when they tried to enter the country on a damaged boat off the holiday island of Langkawi, authorities said.

Singapore prepared to work with M’sia to address needs of cross-border travellers
Singapore has said it is prepared to work with Malaysia to address the needs of cross-border travellers, including short-term business and official travellers, and Malaysian workers previously commuting between Singapore and Malaysia.
— The Borneo Post

Childcare centre fees should be increased to cover operating costs – PPBM
The Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia (PPBM) has proposed that childcare centre fees be increased for their continued survival.
— The Borneo Post

FT Ministry to launch ‘Rumah Prihatin’ project in Labuan
The Federal Territories Ministry will use the ‘Rumah Prihatin Wilayah Persekutuan’ concept to build affordable houses here, said its minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
— The Borneo Post

Penjana: Employers urged to utilise financial aid to ensure workers’ wellbeing
Employers’ integrity and sincerity play an important role in ensuring holistic and fair management of the financial aid allocated by the government under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana).
— Malay Mail

Microcredit financing scheme under Penjaya to help agrofood SMEs with operating cost, says minister
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) involved in the agrofood sector affected by the movement control order (MCO) can cover their operating cost through the Microcredit Financing Scheme under Agrobank, worth RM350 million at.
— Malay Mail

Govt looking into issue of expensive air tickets
The Transport Ministry is discussing with airlines to try and resolve the issue of expensive tickets for domestic air travel, especially to Sabah and Sarawak, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Malaysia records first single digit increase
Malaysia has recorded its first single digit Covid-19 rise when only seven cases were recorded, the lowest daily increase so far.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Govt looking into issue of expensive air tickets for domestic travel, says senior minister
The Transport Ministry is discussing with airlines to try and resolve the issue of expensive tickets for domestic air travel, especially to Sabah and Sarawak, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.
— Malay Mail

New norms to maintain flattened Covid-19 curve
The government’s Health Ministry (MOH) and Ministry of Home Affairs have done well so far in terms of balancing the economic survival and public health, said Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Charges due to political differences – Musa
Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman who was acquitted of 46 charges of corruption and money laundering linked to timber concessions in the state earlier today said all that had happened to him was due to political differences.
— The Borneo Post

Shahril Shamsuddin reappointed as Mimos chairman
National applied research and development (R&D) centre, Mimos Bhd, an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti), has reappointed Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin as its chairman for.
— Malay Mail

No more social distancing rules onboard Rapid KL trains, says CEO
There will be no more social distancing measures on Rapid KL trains and stations come June 10 in line with the recovery movement control order (MCO), says Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd.
— The Star Online

High Court dismisses MACC’s forfeiture suit against Jakel Trading, Johor Baru BN
The High Court here dismissed on Tuesday the application by the prosecution to forfeit a sum of RM1.31mil from Jakel Trading and Johor Baru Barisan Nasional (BN), allegedly related to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fraudulent fund scandal.
— The Star Online

Penang PAS Youth leader lodges MACC report against Guan Eng, Tommy Thomas
A PAS Youth leader has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission against former finance minister Lim Guan Eng and former attorney general Tommy Thomas over abuse of power.
— The Star Online

Lawyer: Charges against Musa Aman politically motivated; Umno leader already cleared by MACC, ICAC before
Tan Sri Musa Aman’s 46 corruption and money-laundering charges were brought against the former Sabah chief minister as a form of political persecution, his lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad claimed today.
— Malay Mail

Charges against Musa were baseless, money from donations, political funds, says lawyer
The charges against former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman were baseless as the monies that became the subject matter of the prosecution were from donations and political funds, says Musa’s lawyer.
— The Star Online

As RMCO beckons, Malaysians told to keep guard up
The recovery movement control order (RMCO) which will come into force from tomorrow until Aug 31 will undoubtedly provide relief to the public as more relaxation will be granted to ease daily life.
— Malay Mail

Childcare providers moot increased fees to cover operating costs amid Covid-19 pandemic
The Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia (PPBM) has proposed that childcare centre fees be increased for their continued survival.
— Malay Mail

RMCO: Bukit Aman says traffic police to adjust tasks in accordance with govt, NSC directives
The task of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) period, to be implemented from June 10, will be streamlined in accordance with the directives from the government and National.
— Malay Mail

As Malaysia moves into RMCO, Health Ministry mulls prior appointments, more virtual clinics, shifts to curb Covid-19 and crowding
The Ministry of Health is mulling several concepts to prevent congestion at government hospitals and clinics in the long-term fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
— Malay Mail

High Court bins MACC’s forfeiture suit against Jakel Trading, Johor Baru BN over 1MDB funds
The High Court here today dismissed the application by the prosecution to forfeit a sum of RM1.31 million from Jakel Trading and Johor Bahru Barisan Nasional (BN), allegedly related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
— Malay Mail



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