Bersih organisers handed RM65,000 cleaning bill
The organisers of last weekend’s Bersih rally will be charged with a RM65,000 clean-up bill by the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry, which was the cost of cleaning up areas used by demonstrators during the rally in Kuala Lumpur. It was claimed that demonstrators had urinated everywhere, including on flower pots, behind buildings, under staircases and in drains. A separate bill for repairing of damaged property would be left to City Hall (DBKL) to issue. No clean-up costs were required for Bersih 4 rallies held in East Malaysia. (The Star Online)

LBS receives RM108mil from sale of China assets
LBS Bina Bhd has received it’s second payment amounting to HK$200mil (RM108mil) from the sale of its assets in China to Zhuhai Holdings Investment Group Ltd. The payment, which was early by four months, would be used by the group for its operating expenses, reduce borrowings, pay off trade payables and the remaining to be given out as a special dividend. The payment is part of a HK$1.65bil deal in April 2013 to sell Landeal Consolidated Development Ltd and Lamdeal Golf & Country Club Ltd. (The Star Online)

Green credentials a priority for Malaysian firms office rental
Compared to the rest of Asia Pacific, Malaysian firms place greater priority on renting office space with green credentials, according to independent global property consultancy Knight Frank. In its 2015 Asia Pacific Office Occupier Survey, green credentials are at the bottom of companies’ list of priorities across the region except in Malaysia, who recognise that an energy-saving building will reduce operational costs in the long run. The survey also revealed that more than half (56%) of Malaysian respondents adopted a flexible work programme, second only to Australia (82%). (The Sun Daily)

Naza TTDI on track to deliver Matrade centre in 2Q next year
Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, a unit of Naza Group, said that its RM556 million Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec) is on track to be completed in the second quarter of 2016. It is set to be the country’s largest exhibition space, with a gross floor area of 1 million sq ft and a total of 11 exhibition halls. The exhibition is now 80% completed, with ongoing work to complete the infrastructure, roof, facade and interior works. (The Edge Markets)

Photo from The Malay Mail Online

Photo from The Malay Mail Online

RM50 fine for not separating rubbish after Sept 1 next year
Those who fail to practice the separation of household garbage after Sept 1, 2016 will be fined RM50 for the first offence, while second and third time offenders will face compounds of RM100 and RM200 respectively. Noticed would be issued to those who do not comply with the rule, and a maximum compound of RM1,000 would be imposed. The ruling was implemented yesterday, and for the next 9 months (until June 1, 2016) the government will educate the people on the importance of solid waste separation to create awareness. (Bernama)

Haze will be around for another 2-3 weeks
Malaysia will be in a hazy situation for at least another 2-3 weeks before the inter-monsoon season kicks in. According to the Meteorological Department, the high number of hotspots due to forest fires in Sumatra and current wind patterns had brought in the haze. As at yesterday evening, the Air Pollutant Index (API) for most areas in the country was within moderate levels of 51 to 100, but if the hotspots continue to grow, the haze could reach unsafe levels. (The Star Online)