Cabinet green-lights National Digital Identity
The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the National Digital Identity (National Digital ID) initiative, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry announced. The National Digital ID is a government effort to help spur Malaysians’ confidence in the digital economy. The ministry added that the National Digital ID is not a substitute for the existing National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) or compulsory. It is instead an advanced method of authenticating a user’s identity online. A comprehensive study will be conducted from September 2019, for a period of nine months, and will involve the government, private and academic collaboration. The National Digital ID is also expected to provide stronger security and trust for high value transactions through greater identity assurance leveraging on robust technologies. (Malay Mail)

Nilai being considered for ECRL station
Nilai is being considered as one of the stations in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, aside from Kuala Klawang in Jelebu. Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said the proposal was raised during a meeting between the State Government and Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL). The ECRL route has not been finalised and needed to be studied from various aspects such as the social, environmental and operational impact. Aminuddin who is also Sikamat assemblyman said various benefits would be derived from the ECRL development such as employment opportunities in construction and transportation, as well as economic growth for Jelebu. (Malay Mail)

Dr M: Malaysian investors overseas can help country achieve developed status
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged Malaysian investors and businessmen overseas to do their part to help the country achieve developed status by 2025. The prime minister said he is happy to see many Malaysians investing and doing business in various fields all over the world. “We want Malaysia to help in the economy of these friendly countries. Apart from that, it can help to improve the economy of Malaysia when we can export to and import goods from these countries. We missed (Vision) 2020, maybe 2025… this means all business people must contribute much on the economic development of Malaysia,” he said. Dr Mahathir also said Arabs are welcome to invest in Malaysia, especially in real estate. (Malay Mail)

K Residence unit holders sue developer over failure to form JMB within time
Unit owners at K Residence are suing DutaLand Bhd CEO Tan Sri Yap Yong Seong and developer KL Landmark Sdn Bhd for their alleged failure to establish a joint management body (JMB) within 12 months of delivery of vacant possession, the misuse of maintenance funds, as well as other misconducts in the management of the condominium. The JMB was only established on June 15, 2018, after numerous warnings from the Commissioner of Buildings. They also accused KL Landmark of allegedly permitting the Embassy of Morocco to lease two triplex units on the 42nd, 43rd and 44th floors of the condominium, which was intended to be for residential use only. The excessive number of visitors was said to reduce the level of security due to the removal of CCTV cameras at the request of the embassy. (The Edge)

Carcosa, Seri Negara not for sale, says Tourism Ministry sec-gen
The Carcosa and Seri Negara are not for sale as they are protected heritage buildings, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak said. He said the historical monuments are being preserved and conserved as national heritage sites under the National Heritage Act 2005. The land and buildings cannot be sold but the government is open to providing concessions for the operation of the buildings. The ministry had announced previously that it has been given the green light to redevelop Carcosa and Seri Negara as tourist attractions. (Malay Mail)

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