Malaysia morning news for June 25

Malaysia morning news for June 25

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia drops Najib-era graft cases spearheaded by Mahathir
As Malaysia waits for verdicts in the corruption trial of a former leader, the judiciary has dropped graft cases against prominent figures tied to his party amid a power struggle between Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Malaysia leads mobile wallet usage in South-East Asia
Malaysia leads other countries in Southeast Asia in the usage of mobile/digital wallets at 40 per cent, ahead of the Philippines (36 per cent), Thailand (27 per cent) and Singapore (26 per cent), according to a Mastercard Impact Study 2020.
— The Star Online

Malaysia’s CPI falls 2.9% in May
Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) fell 2.9% in May from a year earlier, marking a third straight month of decline.
— The Star Online

‘Weak commitments’: Malaysian big food firms’ food wanting on nutrition commitments – obesity expert
Many big food and beverage companies in Malaysia have made commitments to improve product and population nutrition, but researchers have found these to be ‘weak’, ‘non-specific’ and lacking in comprehensiveness.
— Food Navigator

Three new Covid-19 clusters found in Bukit Bintang, Hulu Langat and Kuching, says Ministry of Health
Two out of the three new clusters are located in the Klang Valley — condominiums in Hulu Langat and Bukit Bintang — while one more is located at a construction site in Kuching, Sarawak, its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to detain, charge crew of “illegal” Vietnamese boats
Malaysia will detain and charge crew members of Vietnamese vessels caught illegally fishing in its waters instead of turning them away as authorities had done previously, the country’s coastguard chief said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Myanmar wants to repatriate illegal workers in Malaysia after spate of suicides
Myanmar has asked Malaysia for assistance in repatriating illegal workers following reports that eight suicides of undocumented migrants from the country had taken place.
— FMT

Global palm demand to recover, but nowhere near 2019’s highs
AmInvestment Bank Bhd (AmInvestment Bank) believes that global palm demand will recover in the later half of the year underpinned by a resumption of business activities.
— The Borneo Post

Study: Malaysia leads mobile wallet usage in SE Asia
Malaysia leads other countries in South-east Asia in the usage of mobile/digital wallets at 40 per cent, ahead of the Philippines (36 per cent), Thailand (27 per cent) and Singapore (26 per cent), according to a Mastercard.
— Malay Mail

Business premises ordered to close, four others compounded for violating RMCO SOP
A business premises was ordered to close, while four others were issued with compounds, following an operation carried out at Tabuan Tranquility yesterday to check on Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) compliance.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia’s food prices up nationwide for third month in a row, even as consumer prices fell 2.9pc y-o-y in May
The overall prices of basic goods and services in Malaysia again fell by 2.9 per cent in May when compared to the same month last year, but food prices have continued to go up year-on-year in all states in Malaysia for the.
— Malay Mail

Sabah minister: Long overdue public infrastructure upgrades on the way for Tanjung Aru
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has called for public facilities at the famed Tanjung Aru beach here to be upgraded even as the state grapples with the loss of its major tourism income.
— Malay Mail

Najib, Arul Kanda plead not guilty to amended charges related to 1MDB audit report
Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy have pleaded not guilty to amended charges related to the tampering of 1MDB audit report.
— The Star Online

Govt to assess effectiveness of SOP in schools over the weekend, says Deputy Health Minister
The government will assess the effectiveness of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in schools over the weekend, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.
— The Star Online

Two company directors remanded over false documents to secure RM7mil loan
Two company directors have been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly collaborating with a government agency to submit false documents to a leasing company to get a RM7mil loan.
— The Star Online

Malaysia leads mobile wallet usage in Southeast Asia
Malaysia leads other countries in Southeast Asia in the usage of mobile/digital wallets at 40 per cent, ahead of the Philippines (36 per cent), Thailand (27 per cent) and Singapore (26 per cent), according to a Mastercard Impact Study 2020.
— The Borneo Post

Sarawak’s feared throwers get down to business
A mini camp for throwers was organised by the Sarawak Sports Corporation at the Sarawak Stadium Complex from June 21 to 22 to prepare potential medalists for the upcoming Sukma in Johor from March 6 to 14 next year.
— The Borneo Post

Sunway’s diversified portfolio to underpin long term earnings visibility
The Covid-19 pandemic is a temporary blip for Sunway Bhd (Sunway) as the group’s diversified business portfolio will continue to underpin its long-term earnings visibility.
— The Borneo Post

Mahathir has served twice as PM, it is time to move on: Anwar
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader Anwar Ibrahim has outlined why he is against a proposal for Dr Mahathir Mohamad to serve as prime minister for a transitional period of six months if Pakatan Harapan (PH) recaptures Putrajaya, stating that it is time for Malaysian politics to begin.
— CNA

Legal framework being drawn up for timber planted by Sabah villagers, says deputy CM
A legal framework is being drafted to ensure that timber planted by villagers in Sabah can be used as raw materials for the downstream timber-based industry without impediment.
— Malay Mail

School reopening runs smoothly in line with ‘new normal’
The reopening of schools ran smoothly today in full compliance with the recovery movement control order (RMCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) and in line with the new normal in the teaching and learning (PdP) process.
— Malay Mail

High Court allows amendments to Najib, Arul Kanda’s charges in their 1MDB audit report trial
The High Court here today allowed for amendments to be made by the prosecution to the charges levelled against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive Arul.
— Malay Mail

Penang rep Dr Afif Bahardin drops PKR for Bersatu
Seberang Jaya assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin has quit PKR and joined Bersatu, The Star reported today.
— Malay Mail

Chini constituents hope for more public infrastructure, job opportunities
Chini constituents have high hopes that the next assemblyman for the state constituency will give more attention to the development of public infrastructure and the creation of more job opportunities, especially for the young.
— Malay Mail

Survey shows Covid-19 affecting nine in every 10 Malaysian workers
A survey by recruitment agency JobStreet has revealed the massive impact of Covid-19 to the Malaysian workforce, with nine in 10 respondents saying the pandemic has forced changes to their work.
— Malay Mail

Mixed reactions from students, parents as schools reopen after three months (Video)
Both students and parents had mixed reactions when schools reopened today for students sitting for public examinations this year after almost three months of closure due to Covid-19.
— The Borneo Post

RMCO: Penang allows congregational, Friday prayers to be held based on mosque capacity
The Penang government has allowed obligatory congregational and Friday prayers, Hari Raya Aidiladha prayers and funeral prayers for non-Covid-19 patients, as well as lecturing activities to be held, with the number of.
— Malay Mail

General Operations Force, ministry seize cooking oil, flour worth over RM100,000 in Kelantan
An attempt to smuggle out subsidised cooking oil and flour was thwarted by the 7th Battalion of the General Operations Force (PGA7) and the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) of Kelantan, here, early.
— Malay Mail

Project to determine cause of Sabah elephant poisoning will resume – dept
Fifty to 60 elephants reported dead in the last 10 years in Sabah were due to poisoning, said Sabah Wildlife Department deputy director Dr Sen Nathan.
— The Borneo Post

Tekun Nasional to launch Mobilepreneur programme 2.0 for delivery riders
Tekun Nasional will soon launch the Tekun Mobilepreneur 2.0 financing scheme to provide financing of up to RM10,000 to delivery riders for the purchase of a new motorcycle and working capital.
— The Borneo Post

AirAsia records highest post-hibernation daily sale of 41,000 seats
AirAsia registered its highest post-hibernation sale day Tuesday with 41,000 seats sold in a single day across the group, signifying what it described as “a strong rebound” in demand for air travel.
— The Borneo Post

As Muhyiddin seeks mandate to lead Malaysia, will Perikatan back him as PM?
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin emerged seemingly out of left field to become the prime minister in March after what was initially believed to be a power struggle between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in.
— Malay Mail

Malaysians stranded in Nigeria arrive safely at KLIA
The 33 Malaysians flown home from Nigeria on a special flight arranged by the Malaysia High Commission landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 4pm yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

Court allows prosecution to amend charges on Najib-Arul Kanda 1MDB audit report case
The High Court here yesterday allowed the prosecution to amend the charges against former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy in their 1MDB audit report tampering case.
— The Borneo Post

SDMC to decide on cinemas, swimming pools today
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will decide today on whether to allow cinemas and swimming pools to reopen.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia welcomes Saudi Arabia’s move to consider allowing Haj pilgrims from other countries
Malaysia has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s stance to consider allowing Haj pilgrimage for this year to proceed for the Muslim population from other countries who were already there.
— Malay Mail

Recovered covid-19 patients may have lower level of immunity — Health ministry
The Health Ministry has found that recovered Covid-19 patients may have a lower level of immunity, besides the complications affecting their lungs and heart.
— The Borneo Post

Selangor deputy Speaker to be selected via consensus, says Amirudin
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties are looking for a suitable candidate for the post of deputy Speaker of the Selangor Legislative Assembly, said state PH chairman Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
— Malay Mail

With uncertain vote base, analysts say Anwar’s PM bid hinges on East Malaysian support
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s bid to become Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) prime minister candidate relies on him gaining at least one-third of East Malaysian MPs’ support, observers suggested.
— Malay Mail

Indonesians with working permits now allowed to work in Sarawak — Uggah
Indonesians with valid working permits are now allowed to come and work in Sarawak, provided their employers pay for the costs of their quarantine and Covid-19 screening test.
— The Borneo Post

Urban poverty in state due to rural urban migration, says Sarawak minister
The increased migration of rural people who lack personal development skills to urban areas is one of the factors which has contributed to the existence of urban poor population in Sarawak.
— Malay Mail

Selangor police detain two men involved in drug processing
The Selangor Police have arrested two men believed to be involved in drug processing and seized various types of drugs worth RM198,805 in two raids carried out in Ampang and Sungai Buloh on Monday.
— Malay Mail

ARB to dispose of remaining stake in timber business
ARB Bhd has entered into a conditional share sale agreement with AY Brothers Sdn Bhd for the proposed disposal of its remaining 51% interest in Aturmaju (Sabah) Holding Sdn Bhd for RM5.6 million, as part of its plan to transform ARB’s business position from the timber sector to the information technology sector.
— The Sun Daily

Magna Prima defaults on RM37.79 term loan
Magna Prima Bhd has defaulted on a term loan principal and accruing interest totalling RM37.79 million as at June 17, due to Alliance Bank.
— The Sun Daily

After stalemate with allies, PKR rather face snap polls than force no-confidence vote in Parliament
PKR is expected to put its resources into facing a snap election rather than support a no-confidence vote in Parliament, sources have divulged amid an impasse over Pakatan Harapan (PH) and its allies’ choice of prime.
— Malay Mail

 

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