Tue07242018

LAST_UPDATEMon, 23 Jul 2018 8pm

What Are Today's Headlines?

The English dailies today reports on major government projects having their costs lowered, the latest development in the international hunt for fugitive Jho Low, and the major reshuffling taking place at Bank Negara since Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus took over.

RM15b Saving - The Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project at a final cost of RM16.63 billion - 47% lower than the RM31.65 billion projected by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, reports theSun and MalayMail.

Help From The Underworld - Fugitive financier Jho Low may be eluding capture by using routes used by transnational criminal groups such as narcotics and weapon smugglers, and human traffickers, says regional counterrorism and security expert, reports New Straits Times.

Making It Lean And Mean In 10 Days - Within a fortnight to go before taking up the top post, Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus wasted no time in conducting a major reshuffle at Bank Negara, reports The Star. Experts are already predicting that the restructuring will augur well for the market.

The Malay dailies highlighted on the debate over UEC, Ziana Zain finalising her divorce from Armin Zaharin, mamak restaurants prices still soaring high, and the allegation by a PAS leader that Islam will be jeopardised as many Malays will become uneasy with the high positions being held by non-Muslims.

UEC: PH Tetap Iktiraf (UEC: PH Will Stick To Pledge) - Our Education Ministry will still carry out its pledge to get the government of the day to recognise UEC qualifications as planned, reports Utusan Malaysia. Dr. Maszlee Malik said the government will not make a U-turn or ‘flip-flop’ on the issue.

Ziana Zain Sah Menjanda Mulai Semalam (Ziana Zain Officially Divorced) - The two decade marriage has finally come to an end for Ziana Zain and now ex-husband, Armin Zaharin, as they called it quits, reports Harian Metro and Kosmo!.

Restoran Mamak Tak Turun Harga (Mamak Restaurants Did Not Lower Their Prices) - Berita Harian reports on the 30% of mamak restaurants all over the country have yet to lower their prices since 1 June. Instead, there are cased of those increasing them up to fast-food restaurants prices.

Islam Tergugat? (Islam Is Threatened?) -  Sinar Harian reports on the prejudiced thinking of Islam now being in jeopardy as three of our nation's top posts in Malaysia, Attorney General, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, and Chief of Justice, are all held by non-Muslims.

-mD