Malaysia morning news for June 3

Malaysia morning news for June 3

Malaysia morning newsMalaysia hands 5G spectrum to little-known firm controlled by politically linked tycoon
Malaysia has quietly awarded the highly sought-after 5G telecommunications spectrum to several players, including the little-known Altel, a firm controlled by the reclusive but politically connected tycoon Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary, seemingly without an open tender previously promised.
— The Straits Times

Documents relating to an investigation by Kuwaiti anti-money laundering officials into billions missing from Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) and pipeline projects have been made available to Sarawak Report.
— Sarawak Report

Immigration detention centres become Malaysia coronavirus hotspot
Health ministry says detention centres ‘high risk’ areas after spike in cases following series of raids during lockdown.
— Aljazeera

Malaysia reports 20 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths
Malaysian health authorities on Tuesday reported 20 new coronavirus cases, bringing the cumulative total to 7,877 cases.
— Capebreton Post

Penang legal officers remanded in Kedah for graft probe
Three state legal officers in Penang have been remanded for between three and six days for investigation for allegedly soliciting for a RM500,000 bribe.
— Malay Mail

Transport Ministry finalising Act 333 amendment, promises harshest punishment for driving under influence
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said his ministry is finalising amendments to Sections 41 to 45 of the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) and promised harsher punishment for those convicted of driving under the.
— Malay Mail

MMEA detains nine individuals in Miri for allegedly defying CMCO
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained nine individuals for allegedly defying the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on Sunday.
— The Borneo Post

Foreign minister: Malaysians in US advised to avoid protest areas, follow curfew orders
Malaysians in the United States have been advised to stay clear of areas of protests and abide by the curfews imposed after thousands of US citizens across the country took to the streets following the death of a man during.
— Malay Mail

Najib’s RM27mil SRC money-laundering trial vacated
The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on three money-laundering charges involving RM27mil of SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) funds, which was supposed to begin Tuesday (June 2), has been vacated.
— The Star Online

Minister Saifuddin Abdullah orders MCMC to allocate spectrum band to five telcos, including Syed Mokhtar’s Altel
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been directed to allocate five firms with the spectrum band for mobile internet services including Altel Communications, the company owned by tycoon Tan Sri.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Sabah Health Dept video in appreciation of drivers
The Sabah Health Department (JKNS) has come up with a special video three-minutes-six-seconds long in honour of its department drivers who are committed to their job of sending and collecting Covid-19 samples and health facilities to hospitals and clinics throughout the state.
— New Sarawak Tribune

TNB bills spike due to Malaysians staying at home more
The spike in electricity bills during the movement control order (MCO) is due to more Malaysians staying at home, says Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).
— The Star Online

Penang state legal officers held for alleged RM500k bribery bid
The Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission detained three Penang legal officers yesterday on suspicion of asking for RM500,000 in bribes from the public.
— New Sarawak Tribune

RHB Islamic launches first recycled debit card
RHB Islamic Bank Berhad has become the first bank in the country and the Asia Pacific region to introduce an eco-friendly recycled plastic debit card. The RHB Visa WWF Debit Card-i is a collaboration with WWF-Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). The card forms part of RHB Islamic’s initiative under its flagship initiative “Ocean …
— New Sarawak Tribune

Bird’s nest harvesting comply with SOP
The bird’s nest harvesting activities during the Papas season in Gua Madai recently went smoothly although it was carried out under new practice or new norm.
— The Borneo Post

MATTA: Tourism industry’s recovery needs push from outside
For Sabah to restart its tourism industry, the state would have to open up their borders by reviewing the 14-day quarantine for those entering the state.
— The Borneo Post

14 public childcare centres in Penang resume operation today
A total of 14 childcare centres at public sector workplaces in the state are allowed to resume operations during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) beginning today.
— Malay Mail

Guan Eng denies asking AGC for favour in unfreezing accounts of tycoon
Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng has reportedly denied that he has ever interfered in matters outside of his jurisdiction during his tenure as finance minister.
— Malay Mail

Dr M: Muhyiddin came to see me alone several times urging we leave Pakatan
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had met him several times alone to convince him to abandon the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
— The Star Online

New Covid-19 challenges demand cooperation from all
Today marks the 30th day of the imposition of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), with one more week left before it ends on June 9.
— The Borneo Post

No arrests, compounds issued for defying CMCO, SOP during Gawai Dayak – S’wak police chief
No arrests and compounds have been issued by the police for defying the Conditional Movement Control (CMCO) and standard operating procedure (SOP) during the Gawai Dayak celebration, said Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail.
— The Borneo Post

STAR president told to deliver instead of more talking
STAR Sabah president Dr Jeffrey Kitingan had been criticised for accusing Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) of protecting and harbouring illegal immigrants in Sabah after the Warisan treasurer general, Terrence Siambun, snubbed Jeffrey’s proposed forum on the issue recently.
— The Borneo Post

PM Muhyiddin pays tribute to RMAF personnel
The deeds and services of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel in protecting the country’s sovereignty and security are well regarded and most appreciated, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
— The Borneo Post

HR Ministry: June 8 public holiday to mark Agong’s birthday must be observed
Monday (June 8) has been declared a public holiday in conjunction with the official birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
— Malay Mail

Shahruddin says ready to resign as deputy minister if it means a stronger Bersatu
Deputy Works Minister Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh said he is ready to relinquish his government portfolio if it will strengthen Bersatu which is on the brink of splitting as top leaders and grassroots members openly quarrel.
— Malay Mail

High Court to deliver decision on 1MDB-linked forfeiture suit against Jakel Trading on June 9
The High Court here will deliver its verdict on the government’s application to forfeit RM628,314 allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that was seized from Jakel Trading on June 9.
— Malay Mail

Armada calls for MACC probe on Guan Eng, Tommy Thomas
The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth wing or Armada has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the former finance minister and former attorney general.
— The Star Online

Local tourism in the new normal
Apart from shopping, the largest tourism sectors are accommodation, food and beverage, and public transportation.
— New Sarawak Tribune

Resumption of express bus operations in Sarawak halted, says association
The resumption of express bus services, which was supposed to commence yesterday, was cancelled by the state Transport Ministry, said Sarawak Bus Transport Company Association advisor Lau Khing Seng.
— The Borneo Post

Lorry driver who trespassed into Perak palace with fake gun, knife gets nearly three years’ jail
A lorry driver was sentenced to two years and nine months’ imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court here for breaching the gates of Istana Iskandariah and intimidating a public servant with a replica gun here last week.
— Malay Mail

Indian national found dead in Port Klang with injury marks on body
An Indian national was found dead with several injury marks on his body at the Pulau Indah Industrial Park, Port Klang, near here on Saturday.
— Malay Mail

Covid-19: Coastline patrols against migrants may last for more than six months, Malaysian task force says
Op Benteng, the operation to prevent undocumented migrants entering and any trans-border movements amid the Covid-19 pandemic, may last for more than six months, the National Task Force (NTF) said today.
— Malay Mail

Police arrest eight members of multinational break-in gang
The police have arrested three men and five women in connection with a string of home and office break-ins, says city police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.
— The Star Online



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This week’s Malaysia morning news feature photo focuses on Gawai Dayak, June 1.


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