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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

 

August 13, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 13 2020 @ 20:00

Dr M on resignation: How many times must this be repeated?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today betrayed a hint of exasperation at being repeatedly questioned over his resignation as the prime minister in late February this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: State | Aug 13 2020 @ 20:00

Penang developers can be fined up to RM250,000 for causing landslides

From Sept 1, developers and consulting engineers who are found not complying with the requirements of the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) in Penang can be given compound notices of up to RM250,000.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 13 2020 @ 19:00

Federal Court: Parliament empowered to enact laws on offences, punishments including death penalty

Parliament has the power to enact legislation on offences and to prescribe punishments for the offences, including the mandatory death penalty, ruled the Federal Court, here, in a majority decision.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

Rehiring foreign workers is allowed, with conditions

Employers are allowed to rehire foreign workers who were retrenched earlier, but Malaysian workers must be given priority to fill job vacancies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

Sept 22 hearing of application to strike out suit by Dr M on Speaker's appointment

The High Court has set Sept 22 to hear an application to strike out a lawsuit filed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other members of parliament (MP) on the appointment of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun and his deputies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

New ceiling for face mask to be enforced from Saturday - Nanta

The new ceiling retail price of RM1 per piece for the three-layer face mask will be enforced from Saturday, Aug 15.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: Religion | Aug 13 2020 @ 15:00

Govt to study reinstitution of special committee to empower Syariah Court

The government is planning to reinstitute the Special Committee to Empower Syariah Court that seeks to uphold the country’s syariah judiciary holistically.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 13 2020 @ 12:00

Minister: Govt to study proposal on imposing vacancy tax for unsold luxury condos in Klang Valley

The government will study the proposal to impose a vacancy tax on developers to address the number of unsold luxury condominium units in the Klang Valley, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Edmund Santhara Kumar said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Aug 13 2020 @ 11:00

PM Muhyiddin to chair new council aimed at empowering Bumiputeras

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a new council to address Bumiputera socio-economic issues including improving the economy and tackling the unemployment rate.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 12, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 12 2020 @ 20:00

Penang assemblymen who leave PH must vacate seats - Chow

State assemblymen who contested and won the last General Election under Pakatan Harapan (PH) must vacate their seats if they no longer support the PH leadership, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who is also the state PH chairman.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt: Religion | Aug 12 2020 @ 19:00

Proposal to tighten social media sharing rules on religion to be refined

The government is ready to refine the proposal to tighten the rules related to social media sharing which leads to views that are contrary to the teachings of Islam, especially by liberals and apostates.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MoHR | Aug 12 2020 @ 18:00

Some employers laying off workers without notifying Labour Dept, says human resources minister

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan today revealed a worrying retrenchment scenario due to the Covid-19 pandemic when some employers terminated workers without informing the Labour Department.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt | Aug 12 2020 @ 17:00

Amendment to Insolvency Act tabled for first reading

The amendment to the Insolvency Act 1967 (Act 360) will see the minimum debt threshold for bankruptcy raised from the current limit of RM50,000 to RM100,000.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Pejuang | Aug 12 2020 @ 17:00

From Umno to Bersatu to 'Pejuang'

It is no secret that former Umno and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is forming a new political party.|Read more >|NST

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

 

August 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Aug 12 2020 @ 15:00

Finance Ministry: Malaysia's actual debt is RM823bil, not RM1.2 trillion

The government will review its current debt and liability exposure of RM1.264 trillion and revenue of RM244.5bil for Budget 2021, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt: State | Aug 12 2020 @ 15:00

Juru foreign worker housing project cancelled, says Chow

A foreign worker housing project in Juru has been cancelled due to strong objections by residents in the area, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoT | Aug 12 2020 @ 14:00

Implementation of CRS in advocacy stage until year ends - Wee Ka Siong

The use of child seat or child restraint system (CRS) in vehicles is still in the advocacy stage until end of the year, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia AUKU | Aug 12 2020 @ 14:00

MPs, students question Higher Education Ministry's refusal to repeal AUKU

Several Members of Parliament and university students today questioned the Higher Education Ministry's decision not to repeal the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 12 2020 @ 13:00

Snap polls would cost govt RM1.2bil due to Covid-19 precautions, says Takiyuddin

It would cost the government about RM1.2bil if a nationwide snap election is called, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition: DAP | Aug 12 2020 @ 12:00

Perak Opposition chief criticises state government for withholding office, official vehicle

Perak Opposition leader Abdul Aziz Bari called out the state government today for its continued failure to provide him with an official office and vehicle that were entitlements of his formal post.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoF | Aug 12 2020 @ 12:00

Banks have enough capacity to extend moratorium period - Abdul Rahim

Banks in the country are capable of extending the moratorium period from October to December 2020, as they have adequate buffers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia IPCMC | Aug 12 2020 @ 11:00

IPCMC: Remove bill from order paper, Barisan MPs demands

Barisan Nasional members of parliament want the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) bill to be removed from the Parliament's order paper, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz (BN-Padang Rengas) said.|Read more >|NST

 

August 11, 2020

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 11 2020 @ 22:00

Perikatan MPs call for IPCMC bill to be withdrawn

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 has caught the attention of lawmakers at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today, with several government backbenchers urging the matter to be withdrawn.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 11 2020 @ 19:00

Putrajaya to limit additional allocations to govt ministries to once a year, Dewan Rakyat told

The government says it will try to ensure that additional allocations for each ministry are provided not more than once a year and only in small amounts.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Propositions | Aug 11 2020 @ 16:00

T’ganu implements programmes to address fishermen poverty

The Terengganu government has placed 51 units of artificial reef made of concrete in state waters involving an allocation of RM1 million from 2018 to 2020, to address poverty problems faced by Zone A coastal fishermen.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt assistance | Aug 11 2020 @ 16:00

Teraju approves RM100m allocation for Dana Kemakmuran Bumiputera

The Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) has approved a RM100 million allocation for the Dana Kemakmuran Bumiputera (DKB) to promote economic growth and new investment by qualified Bumiputera companies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt assistance | Aug 11 2020 @ 16:00

Business premises: PUNB offers 50% discount on Oct-Dec rent

Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) is offering a 50% discount on the rent of its business premises from October to December, 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 11 2020 @ 11:00

Guan Eng, Phang, Betty claim trial to graft, AMLA charges

Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng was charged at the Sessions Court here today with abusing his power to obtain RM372,009.00 for his wife Betty Chew Gek Cheng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 11 2020 @ 09:00

Guan Eng and wife Betty Chew to face graft and money laundering charges

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng, his wife Betty Chew and businesswoman Phang Li Koon are expected to face graft and money laundering charges at the Butterworth Sessions Court here.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 11 2020 @ 07:00

15 picked for MDK firms

The government has appointed 15 politicians as chairmen and board members of Minister of Finance Incorporated (MKD) companies as of July this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 10 2020 @ 19:00

Zulkefli: RUU355 amendments will hopefully take place before I die

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkefli Mohamad said the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (RUU355) will hopefully be realised "before he dies".|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

Tun M’s new party may face a tough time differentiating itself from Umno’s ideologies: Analyst

A newly formed political party – known as Bebas for now – is just one more Malay-Muslim centric party in a very crowded field.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

New Bill to replace IPCMC Bill to be tabled on Aug 26, says Hamzah

The Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat on Aug 26, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

Special council to be set up on implementation of MA63

A special council, instead of a parliamentary select committee, will be set up to deal with the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 10 2020 @ 18:00

Takiyuddin claims minutes show Dr M, Guan Eng ‘interfered’ in 1MDB-linked tycoon’s case

Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan claimed today there were documents to prove alleged political interference by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former finance minister Lim Guan Eng in a case involving a tycoon linked to the 1MDB scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Aug 10 2020 @ 16:00

MACC, Bukit Aman to investigate allegations of authorities protecting illegal premises

he Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate allegations that the authorities concerned are protecting illegal premises, illegal gambling and selling of smuggled cigarettes around Sungai Buloh near here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 10 2020 @ 10:00

Guan Eng claims trial to graft involving RM3.3m in Penang undersea tunnel projectThe Ministry of Human Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng today claimed trial to a graft charge involving RM3.3 million over the multi-billion ringgit undersea tunnel project at the Sessions Court here today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 10 2020 @ 10:00

Gerakan to DAP: Stop the hypocrisy, Guan Eng is no pauper

DAP was today told to stop portraying its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as a victim and a pauper who is unable to pay his bail.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | UEC | Aug 10 2020 @ 07:00

UEC panel to submit final report this month

The task force on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will be submitting its final report on the recognition of the examination to the Education Ministry this month.Its chairman Eddin Khoo told Sin Chew Daily that the report had been completed but it was not submitted earlier due to the movement control order.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 10 2020 @ 07:00

Bersatu supreme council member quits

A third Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member has announced his exit from the party to join the new Malay-based party of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 09, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 09 2020 @ 10:00

Johor appoints 25 special committee chairmen for state legislative assembly

 The Johor state government has appointed 25 special coordinating committee chairmen for the state legislative assembly to ensure all policies and programmes drawn up will comprehensively reach the people.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 09 2020 @ 18:00

Over 40,000 fishermen can now enjoy Socso benefits

A total of 42,000 fishermen including those who are working independently in the fisheries sector, would be allowed to make contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) under the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 09 2020 @ 15:00

Pandan Job Fair offers 500 job opportunities

The 2020 Pandan Job Fair is being held today and about 500 jobs in various sectors are up for grabs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 09 2020 @ 15:00

Govt ready to assist SMEs in resuming business activities

The government is ready to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including micro entrepreneurs in restarting their business activities to ensure that the country is on track to achieve its economic recovery target next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Ego trip or game changer? Analysts point to tough road ahead for Dr Mahathir’s new party

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new party could struggle to stand out in a crowded field, with some political analysts even suggesting it is no more than a vehicle for the former prime minister’s ego and personal ambitions.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Application for cross-border travel between Singapore, Malaysia opens Aug 10

Applications for cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore will be open beginning Monday (Aug 10).|Read more >|SunDaily

Malaysia - Singapore Border Crossing Arrangement >

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 09 2020 @ 07:00

‘Only assisting in probe’

No state exco members here are expected to be questioned, detained or face charges over the undersea tunnel and three paired roads projects, which are going on as planned, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.“The exco members, including me, are not under investigation. We were assisting in the investigations.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 09 2020 @ 10:00

Tok Mat challenges Felda to reduce dependence on Putrajaya, realise potential as agricultural leader

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) should begin looking at ways to reduce its dependence on the government and find ways to be a leader in the agriculture and food market, says Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Ego trip or game changer? Analysts point to tough road ahead for Dr Mahathir’s new party

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new party could struggle to stand out in a crowded field, with some political analysts even suggesting it is no more than a vehicle for the former prime minister’s ego and personal ambitions.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 09 2020 @ 09:00

Application for cross-border travel between Singapore, Malaysia opens Aug 10

Applications for cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore will be open beginning Monday (Aug 10).|Read more >|SunDaily

Malaysia - Singapore Border Crossing Arrangement >

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 09 2020 @ 07:00

‘Only assisting in probe’

No state exco members here are expected to be questioned, detained or face charges over the undersea tunnel and three paired roads projects, which are going on as planned, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.“The exco members, including me, are not under investigation. We were assisting in the investigations.|Read more >|TheStar

August 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Aug 08 2020 @ 17:00

Shafie: Petronas only oil and gas company in Sabah yet to pay 5% sales tax to state

Petronas is the only oil and gas company out of the nine operating in Sabah that has yet to pay their 5% sales tax to the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 08 2020 @ 17:00

2,000 Orang Asli youths to participate in go TVET Orang Asli programme

The Ministry of Human Resources is targeting 2,000 Orang Asli youths nationwide to participate in the “Go Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Orang Asli” programme by 2021.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 08 2020 @ 17:00

Politicians react to Dr M's new party: 'It is his right'

Pas is confident that the establishment of a new party by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not undermine the position and strength of Muafakat Nasional (MN) as well as Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 08 2020 @ 16:00

Special portal to be set up to help Malaysians who lost jobs abroad

The Ministry of Human Resources will set up a special portal specifically for Malaysians who lost their jobs abroad due to Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

Covid-19 RM10bil Government Assistance & Aid for SMEs

announced on April 06, 2020

In addition to the RM250bil economic stimulus package announced on March 27, 2020, the government unveiled a new RM10bil stimulus package to aid SMEs' cashflow.

[Full text] PM's speech on Additional Prihatin SME Economic Stimulus Package|Read more >|NST

Wage subsidy programme

The government will increase the wage subsidy of monthly RM600 per worker in accordance with the size of the company.

  • RM600 for companies with up to 200 pax (previously limited to 100 pax)

  • RM800  for companies with 76 to 200 pax

  • RM1200 for companies with up to 75 pax

This assistance is for a 3-month period

 

Conditions:

  • only for local employees

  • to retain workers for at least 6 months

  • employers must be registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) or local authorities before 1 January 2020

  • employers must be registered with the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO)

Covid-19 Perkeso wage subsidy programme  >

Prihatin Special SME Grant

A RM2.1bil Prihatin Special Grant for all SME companies that qualify.

  • a Special Grant of RM3,000 to each company, and is expected to benefit nearly 700,000 micro SMEs nationwide.

  • The SMEs must register with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to enjoy this facility.

  • The Government will obtain a list of eligible SMEs from the Local Authorities and Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).

Micro Credit Schemes

  • Abolish the 2% interest rate for the Micro Credit Scheme under Bank Simpanan Nasional.

  • The National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional) will also offer RM200 million in microloans with a maximum loan limit of RM10,000 per company at no interest. 

To support the delivery of the Prihatin initiative, the IMSME.com.my portal operated by Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC) with the support of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is ready to accept the small and medium enterprises (SME) loan applications.

Go to IMSME.com.my portal >

Negotiable Terms of Employment

  • The government has agreed to encourage negotiations between employers and employees on the terms of their employment, including the option to deduct salaries, and to allow unpaid leave during the MCO.

  • Employers and employees can refer to the Labour Department to obtain advise in regards to any problems arising from a resolution. Negotiations have to be based on employment laws of the country.

Discount on Foreign workers' permit

Discount on foreign workers' permit.

 

Tax deduction for private premise owners to reduce rental

  • The government has appealed to owners of private premises to reduce rental rates for to SMEs during the MCO and three months after it ends.

  • They will be given additional tax deductions equal to the amount of rent reduction from April to June. This is subject to the condition that they reduce the rental by at least 30% during that period.

Auto moratorium for statutory documents submission

  • The government has granted an automatic moratorium of 30 days to allow companies to submit statutory documents to the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) from the last date of the MCO.

  • * The filing of the companies financial statements is also extended for three months from the last date of the MCO. The flexibility is given to companies with financial years ending Sept 30 until Dec 31. Companies will have to apply for this flexibility from SSM and no late charges will be charged.

 

Find out more Covid-19 Msian Govt Business Assistance & Aid  >

Covid-19 Government Assistance & Aid 

starting from April 01, 2020

 

Cash-Aid

  • Special allowance of RM600 for health and medical personnel.

  • Special allowance of RM200 for members of the armed forces, police, custom, immigration, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force and the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).

  • A one-off payment of RM600 for taxi drivers.

  • Deferment of income tax instalment payments for three months for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Loan & tax Deferments

  • Moratorium on loan repayments to Tekun, Mara, cooperatives and other government agencies for SMEs.

  • Deferment of the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) loan repayment for six months.

  • Deferment of income tax instalments for six months for business in the tourism sector.

Discounts & Free Utilities

  • A discount of 15% on electricity bill for the tourism sector and two per cent for the commercial, industrial, agricultural and household sectors in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Discount on electricity consumption, whereby the government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad would allocate another RM530mil to provide discounts of between 15 and 50 per cent based on the electricity consumption with a maximum of 600 kilowatts per month.

  • Free high-speed Internet of 1GB daily for all postpaid and prepaid customers of Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

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PELAN JANA SEMULA EKONOMI NEGARA (PENJANA) 5 JUN 2020 

August 07, 2020

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 07 2020 @ 20:00

Dr Mahathir wants new party to be decisive force in GE15

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed hope for his new “independent” Malay party to be “kingmaker” in the next general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal | Aug 07 2020 @ 19:00

Guan Eng’s wife to be charged under anti-money laundering law on Tuesday

Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s wife, Betty Chew, who was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) earlier today to assist investigations into a case of her involvement with a private company, will be charged at the Butterworth Sessions Court on Aug 11.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Aug 07 2020 @ 12:00

Ex-AG Thomas denies mooted US$1.75b 1MDB settlement with Goldman Sachs

Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today denied proposing the Malaysian government settle its 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) claim on Goldman Sachs out of court for US$1.75 billion (RM7.34 billion) as asserted by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 07 2020 @ 12:00

Sources: Dr Mahathir to announce new party today (Aug 7)

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) is expected to announce he is forming a new political party this evening (Aug 7), sources have said.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia 2020 political crisis | Aug 07 2020 @ 11:00

Court junks Dr Mahathir’s suit against Bersatu termination

Senior Minister The High Court has accepted Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s application to dismiss the lawsuit of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four others over the revocation of their party memberships.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Conflict between current, former Minister causes heated debate in Parliament

A total of 26 ministries completed winding up the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong during Parliament sitting this week, with several important decisions also announced.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Minister says yet to get UEC report from task force that no longer exists

The Unified Education Certificate Task Force (PPDUEC) never submitted any report, draft or final, to the Education Ministry, Mohd Radzi Jidin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Guan Eng charged with soliciting bribe

Former Finance Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was charged today with soliciting a bribe from the company awarded the contract to undertake the controversial RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

MACC seeks law to make asset declaration compulsory for MPs

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is seeking a law to make it compulsory for Members of Parliament to declare their assets, according to MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention), Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

MPIC to ease condition in employer change application - Mohd Khairuddin

The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) through the Malaysian Palm Oil Board is collaborating with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to develop the latest machinery and technology for the oil palm plantation sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Education Ministry insists not extending 1BestariNet contract

Senior Minister Mohd Radzi Jidin said the Education Ministry did not plan to extend YTL Communications’ contract for the 1BestariNet virtual learning platform.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Undersea Tunnel | Aug 07 2020 @ 07:00

Guan Eng Trial Live Updates: Lim pleads not guilty, bail set at RM1mil

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng has pleaded not guilty to a bribery charge related to the RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | The Third Vote | Aug 07 2020 @ 07:00

No-go for local council polls

The Perikatan Nasional government is not in favour of holding local council elections, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

Three initiatives to prepare design industry for 4IR

Efforts to prepare the industrial transformation in Malaysia for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are continuing with three new initiatives that focus on the development of the design industry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Aug 07 2020 @ 09:00

20 years no increase, Zuraida tells Dewan Rakyat of cash-strapped councils

Assessment rates of local councils have not been reviewed for almost 20 years, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.|Read more >|NST

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August 05, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 05 2020 @ 16:00

More council homes to cater for lower income group in Kuala Lumpur

Suitable sites for council homes in the capital city will be identified to address the urgent housing needs for those in the lower income group.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Foreign Workers policy | Aug 05 2020 @ 12:00

Special committee formed for accurate stats on foreign workers, says HR Minister

A special committee has been set up to determine the exact numbers of registered foreign workers in the country, says Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 05 2020 @ 11:00

Finally, NSC explains where you must wear a mask in public

The National Security Council (NSC) has released a list of locations where the use of face masks is mandatory in public, five days after the ruling came into effect.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 05 2020 @ 09:00

KPKT drawing up Residential Tenancy Act to control house prices - Zuraida

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government is drawing up the policy for the Residential Tenancies Act to control the price of houses in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Aug 04 2020 @ 21:00

Govt to study UNHCR's presence in Malaysia, says Home Minister

Putrajaya will study the presence of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 04 2020 @ 19:00

PTPTN loan repayment deferred until December: Noraini

Those who had borrowed from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to continue their education will have their loan moratorium extended to December, Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (pix) told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 RMCO | Aug 04 2020 @ 15:00

Don't want to pay quarantine charges? Then no hotels but public training institutes for returnees instead

Individuals returning to Malaysia who refuse to sign a letter of undertaking to pay quarantine charges will be sent to public training institutes instead of hotels for their 14-day mandatory quarantine.