Raisi’s helicopter crash, a technical fault

Singapore Transport Safety Investigation Bureau is investigating the Singapore Airlines SQ321 incident and will send investigators to Bangkok, Thailand, China Press led.

If employers don’t utilise the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) subsidies to arrange training courses for employees by June 30, the remaining 15% balance will expire, is the headline in Nanyang Daily. Companies that contributed 50,000 are required to use 50 per cent for the employees’ training. Failure to do so will result in a 15 per cent deduction.

Sin Chew Daily led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that the Cabinet has greenlit the commencement of the diesel subsidy rationalisation program, aiming to save the government approximately RM4 billion annually.

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore faced severe turbulence, forcing an emergency landing in Bangkok. Two fatalities and multiple passenger injuries occurred among the 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

Guang Ming Daily headlined that Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail introduced a new film censorship and classification guide for the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF) which covers security, public order, religion, morality and social economy. It covers seven languages – Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English, Punjabi, Telugu, and Malayalam.


Nanyang Daily said that the global economic downturn, market sluggishness, Ringgit depreciation and inflation are current challenges to Malaysia. The government is addressing these issues and public support is crucial to create a better future for the next generation.

The daily also said that many cases involving religious and racial sensitivities arise from misunderstandings and exploitation, needing proactive government explanations. Nanyang stressed that addressing these issues promptly is vital, as silence can worsen tensions.

The government have been urged to continue efforts to stem the issue before Independence Day. Promoting unity and mutual respect towards religion through large-scale activities over three months can enhance a sense of belonging among the people and foster harmony, reducing misunderstandings and political threats.

Sin Chew Daily focused on Iran President Ibrahim Raisi’s helicopter crash. It said that the Iranian state media viewed it as a technical fault and dismissed the US-Israel conspiracy theories.

The daily also said the situation in the region was expected to remain stable unless conservative candidate Mohsen Rezaee, a former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, wins the presidential election that will commenced in 50 days. If that happens, there could be more variables affecting peace in the Middle East.

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