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LAST_UPDATEThu, 14 Dec 2017 11pm

What Are The Headlines Today?

The English dailies today highlighted the news of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad checking out a water treatment facility in Sabah in relation to ongoing investigations involving a government ministry, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Bank Negara's foreign exchange losses to be presented to the Conference of Rulers, the story of Dr Ronald McCoy, the founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and the government's green technology roadmap.

Top Gun Comes Firing - The MACC chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad checked out a RM40 mil water treatment facility in Sabah which is part of an ongoing investigation of the huge RM1.5 billion money embezzlement scandal, reported The Star.

King To Receive RCI Report Today - The Royal Commission of Inquiry's report into the Bank Negara's foreign exchange losses in the 1990's will be presented to Sultan Muhammad V, reported New Straits Times.

The Real McCoy - Malay Mail reported on the story of Dr Ronald McCoy, who founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Green Tech Roadmap - The Sun reported on the government's green technology roadmap, that will help the country achieve a revenue of RM180 billion and create more than 200,000 green jobs by 2030.

Meanwhile, the Malay dailies headlined a schoolbus converted into an Al-Quran recital classroom, the actions of the Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) president hurting the feelings of local football fans, Ustaz Zamihan Mat Zin's banned from giving sermons and talks, and MACC's ongoing probe into the massive Sabah corruption scandal.

Bas Mengaji (Al-Quran Bus) - Harian Metro reported the story of Ustaz Muhammad Aliff Ibrahim, who converted a bus into a Al-Quran recital classroom because he felt sad that too many children didn't know how to recite the Al-Quran.

Presiden FAM Guris Hati Peminat Bola Malaysia (FAM President Hurts Local Football Fan's Feelings) - Kosmo! reported that the president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has hurt the feelings of many local football fans after stating cynically that the Malaysian National football team is not his national team.

Zamihan Dilarang Ceramah (Zamihan Banned From Giving Sermons) - The President of Pertubuhan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah (Aswaja), Zamihan Mat Zin is now barred from giving talks or sermons in Selangor by Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor.

SPRM Tak Tolak Panggil Shafie (MACC Won't Rule Out Summoning Shafie) - Berita Harian reported that MACC won't rule out the possibility of summoning former minister of Rural and Regional Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal to assist in the investigations regarding the massive Sabah corruption scandal.

Shafie Akan Ditahan? (Shafie Will Be Arrested?) - MACC is expected to arrest Datuk Seri Mohd. Shafie Apdal soon to help the investigations regarding the swindling of RM1.5 billion from the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, reported Utusan Malaysia.

The vernacular dailies chose to headline the ban of additional workbooks from being used in schools by the Ministry of Education.

Repercussion Of Additional Workbooks Ban - The National Union of Heads of Schools Malaysia president has said that the ban of additional workbooks might result in teachers asking students to copy the exercises from the additional workbooks which leads to copyright infringement, SinChew Daily reports.

Lighter Bags For Students, Heavier Burden For Teachers - Although student's school bags will become lighter due to the ban on additional workbooks next year, the burden on teachers will become heavier. Teachers will be forced to use just the approved books, to avoid going against the order, reported ChinaPress.

-mD