Najib to face multiple charges for abuse of power
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to face multiple charges for alleged abuse of power involving the RM2.6 billion found in his personal account. Najib, who has maintained that the money was a “donation”, was taken into the custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday. MACC, in a statement, said Najib would be charged under Section 23(1) of the MACC Act 2009, following the Attorney-General Chamber’s nod for the case to be taken to court. Early last month, Najib was charged with three counts of money laundering, and had four other earlier charges amended with regard to the RM42 million from SRC International found in his personal account. (NST Online)

Penang landed homeowners must separate their waste from Jan 1
The waste separation at source policy will now be extended to residential property owners in Penang and those who fail to do so will be slapped with a compound from next year onwards. This was to ensure residents staying in landed properties separate the recyclable and non-recyclable items. Only residential stratified properties have yet to be issued compounds if they did not comply with the regulation, when the policy was enforced on June 1 last year. There was a moratorium on the enforcement of waste separation for residential landed properties when it was enforced last year. The local council enforcement team would be conducting checks on residential properties from now to December but compounds would be issued from January onwards. (The Star Online)

WCT boosted by new RM1.77bil contract
WCT Holdings Bhd has bagged a contract worth RM1.77bil for construction works relating to the proposed Pavilion Damansara Heights commercial development. The contract includes the execution and completion of 9 blocks of office tower and 3 blocks of service apartment on a podium block comprising retail space, mezzanine floors and works to lower ground floor and basement car park. The works are expected to be completed within 38 months, with the contract commencing this month. This is WCT’s second construction job win in 2018, bringing the company’s year-to-date job wins to RM2.33bil. (The Star Online)

YFG bags RM30mil construction project in Butterworth
YFG Bhd has bagged a RM30 million contract to construct apartments and terraced houses in Butterworth. The contract, awarded by Atta Global Group Bhd, involves 112 units of a 14-storey apartment building and eight units of three-storey terrace houses. The project is expected to commence on Oct 1 and be completed within 24 months. (The Edge Markets)

KL named World Book Capital 2020 by Unesco
Kuala Lumpur has been named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The capital was selected because of the city’s strong focus on inclusive education; its ongoing development of a knowledge-based society; and it’s population’s easy access to reading materials. With the designation, the city will undertake a range of initiatives to promote books and reading over the year, beginning April 23, 2020, which will be World Book and Copyright Day. The year-long programme, which will see numerous special events held, will be known as KL Baca. Kuala Lumpur is the 20th city to bear the title since 2001. (NST Online)

National Library of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

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