LAST_UPDATESun, 18 Mar 2018 9pm

What Are Today's Headlines?

Featured on the English dailies today are Johor’s plan to improve the immigration checkpoint, the Prime Minister’s plan with KRIM2.0, the questioning of Federal Highway’s ownership, and the illegality of pepper spray.

On The Right Course – Johor government plans to open up new lanes in the Causeway, to ease the heavy traffic flow in the congested Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex, according to The Star. Regular travelers to Singapore welcome the move by the state government.

Lower Prices Assured With KR1M 2.0 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the new and improved Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia 2.0 (KR1M) which offers food products at low prices, according to New Straits Times. The items will have its range doubled soon, and also available to be bought at partner stores.

Who Rules Federal Highway? – MalayMail raises the question of who is in charge of running the Federal Highway, especially after no action has been taken against errant motorcyclists using the multilane-highway.

Not Illegal To Own One – It is not illegal for Malaysians to carry a pepper spray, according to The Sun. However, a permit must be owned if one wishes to import, sell or own pepper sprays.

Malay dailies also reported about the new launch of the KR1M 2.0, Singapore's recall of a coffee drink, PAS’s finalisation of candidates for the upcoming general election and the plea that went unnoticed by the abused child, the late Nur Aina Nabihah.

KR1M 2.0 Lebih Murah (Cheaper Prices At KR1M 2.0) – Prime Minister launched KR1M 2.0 yesterday, with the shops and affiliated supermarkets offering branded goods at a cheaper price, according to Utusan Malaysia. 51 shops will begin today, and 3,000 shops are expected to open by the end of this year.

Lebih Banyak Premis, Barangan Lagi Murah (More Outlets, Cheaper Prices) – KRIM 2.0 will offer more than 50 branded goods and make them available in more outlets and not only limited to specific shops only, according to Berita Harian.

Singapura Haramkan Kopi Durian (Singapore Bans Durian Coffee) – Singapore will ban the Coffee Tree MyCafe 4 in 1 Penang Durian White Coffee product as a precautionary measure, Kosmo! reports. The move follows after reports in Malaysia where consumers are reportedly experiencing intense fatigue after consuming the drink.

Calon PAS Muktamad (PAS Candidates Finalised) – The Ulama Council of PAS has finalised the party’s candidates who will be participating in the upcoming general election, Sinar Harian reports. The candidates consist of party veterans, newcomers, women and non-Muslims.

Sendu Aina (Aina’s Cry For Help) – Putri Aine Sofhylea, who is a friend of domestic abuse victim Nur Aina Nabihah, recalled the latter’s plea about her enduring abuse a few days before she was found dead, believed to be tortured by her father and stepmother, according to Harian Metro.

Meanwhile, the Chinese vernacular dailies reported on the instant coffee drink affecting more people who consume it as well as the launch of KR1M 2.0 by the prime minister.

2 More Fall Ill To Coffee Poisoning – Two garbage truck drivers were hospitalised after consuming packets of instant coffee given by their colleague, in the latest development related to the durian flavoured instant white coffee drink that made headlines last week, as reported by China Press.

New Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia Launched – At least 50 household products from famous brands will be sold at the newly-launched mmKedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) 2.0 but at lower prices, said the prime inister, Sin Chew Daily reports.

-- mD