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January 25, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 25 2020 @ 14:00

No political intervention in sale of thp subsidiaries: Mujahid

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today stressed that he has given full trust to agencies under his portfolio, including Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), to manage their affairs without any political intervention.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 25, 2020 @ 14:00

No formal invite yet for PAS to join federal govt, says Takiyuddin

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pic) says the party has not received a formal invitation from Pakatan Harapan to join the federal government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Jan 25 2020 @ 10:00

EC refutes claims voting constituency is based on e-wallet registration address

The Election Commission (EC) has refuted a claim doing the rounds on social media that the constituency voters belong to would be automatically updated based on the address they keyed into their e-Wallet application.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 25, 2020 @ 07:00

PTNPk to oversee management of Lenggong Valley site

The Perak State Parks Corporation (PTNPk) will oversee the management of the Lenggong Valley archaeological site, says State Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 25, 2020

Shotguns still allowed, directive for revocation of ownership licenses only applies to rifles

Shotguns will not be included in the directive for the revocation of rifle ownership licenses to be implemented in stages by the police.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 24, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 24, 2020 @ 22:00

Transport Ministry to consider tightening law on drunk driving

The Transport Ministry is ready to review and tighten the existing law on the offence of drunk driving.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 24, 2020 @ 20:00

Youths on motorcycles storm event, demand Zuraida's sacking

A group of youths on motorcycles created a ruckus at an event supposedly attended by PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin, urging the party's central leadership committee to sack her.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 24, 2020 @ 20:00

RoS urged to probe sacking of 7 PKR executive members

Several PKR Youth leaders have urged the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to step in and look into the sacking of the party’s seven executive members.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 24, 2020 @ 12:00

DPM's office denies appointing adviser, will lodge police report against individual

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister has denied appointing an individual by the name of Raymond Cheah as an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Jan 24, 2020 @ 12:00

Why still no heavy punishment for drunk drivers? PAS asks transport minister

The Islamist Party of Malaysia (PAS) has called out the transport minister for failing to amend the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) to include heavy punishment for drunk drivers involved in deadly accidents.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 24 2020 @ 11:00

IRB releases ‘taxpayer roadmap’ to explain income tax administration process

The public can now find out more about the process involved in income tax administration by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) by downloading the ‘Taxpayer Roadmap’ on IRB’s official portal.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt Jan 24, 2020 @ 07:00

Ministry: MOs contracts extended

The Health Ministry has decided to extend the service of medical officers who had their contracts terminated abruptly, it was announced.|Read more >|TheStar

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January 23, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 22:00

Yapeim allocates RM4m to implement Foodbank 1.0 programme

The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) has allocated RM4 million to implement the Foodbank 1.0 programme nationwide, said its Melaka and Negri Sembilan administration manager, Azharry Giman.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 22:00

Malacca local authorities implement e-cash payment option

The local authorities in Malacca, particularly Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ), have been using the e-cash system since the end of last year, to facilitate the transfer of funds for various tax-related payments.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Jan 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Government to amend Sosma enabling courts to grant bail to accused

The government is expected to amend a provision in the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) during the next parliament sitting in March.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:00

Umno-PAS pact unaffected by Dr M-Hadi meeting, says Ismail Sabri

The recent meeting between PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not detrimental to Muafakat Nasional, says Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 23, 2020 @ 16:00

Nothing out of the ordinary, says Anwar of Dr M-Hadi meeting

The recent meeting between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang which has sparked speculation that it would change the country’s political landscape, is only a general interpretation, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan  23, 2020 @ 09:00

Govt’s role in setting up media council confined to tabling bill in Parliament

The government’s role with regard to the proposed Malaysian Media Council will be to table a bill on behalf of media industry players to set up the entity through an Act of Parliament, according to a veteran journalist.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 16:00

Pahang slashes quit rent for industrial category by 80 per cent

Industrial landowners in Pahang can finally heave a sigh of relief as the state government has offered an 80 per cent reduction in quit rent rate statewide.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 23, 2020 @ 15:00

TI-M: Malaysia up ten spots in corruption perception index after ‘swift action’ to address scandals

Malaysia jumped ten spots in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2019, with the steps taken to deal with high-profile corruption cases and related individuals a main driver.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 14:00

JPJ aims to kick off automated driving tests by June

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) plans to implement its automated driving test or “E-Testing” system for driving schools nationwide by June.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 13:00

Zuraida's fate up to disciplinary committee, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not interfere in deliberations of the party’s disciplinary committee on the fate of vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin who was issued a show-cause letter earlier this month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 13:00

Azmin ally Khalid Jaafar says yet to receive show-cause letter from PKR

Datuk Khalid Jaafar, an ally of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says he has yet to receive a show-cause letter from the party that has already gone viral on social media.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 23, 2020 @ 13:00

IGP: 2019 crime rate dropped 7.5 per cent

The crime index in Malaysia recorded a decrease of 7.5 per cent throughout last year, with 249 cases per 100,000 populations.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | UEC Jan  23, 2020 @ 09:00

Final report on UEC to be sent to PM soon

The final report on recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will likely be submitted to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his capacity as acting education minister soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 09:00

199 express bus drivers undergo urine test

A total of 199 drivers of express buses operating at the Central Malacca bus terminal underwent urine tests for drugs in an operation conducted beginning four days ago in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020

SMC to enforce ban of plastic straws next month

SMC enforcement officers will issue the RM50 compounds to eatery owners caught using plastic straws, starting Feb 1.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 00:00

46 PKR leaders demand disciplinary action be dropped against Zuraida

A group of 46 PKR leaders today have come out in defence of PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin and demanded that the party drop all disciplinary proceedings against her.|Read more >|Malaymail

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January 22, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 22, 2020 @ 17:00

Shafie: PSS will not be continued

The state government will not go ahead with the implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) following objection from the people and the recent Kimanis by-election result.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 22, 2020 @ 17:00

Entrepreneur Development ministry is now known as Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry

As part of the Government's efforts to strengthen the cooperatives movement, the Entrepreneur Development ministry has been renamed as the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 22, 2020 @ 16:00

Six more cases of young doctors whose contracts were not renewed, says SUPP

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Education Bureau has recorded six similar cases of doctors whose contracts were not renewed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) without any reason given.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 22, 2020 @ 16:00

IGP: Police to revoke gun licences in bid to curb wildlife poaching

All firearm licences granted for the ownership of rifles will be revoked in stages, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 22, 2020 @ 15:00

EC: 2,400 secondary schools nationwide to be involved in voter education system

The Election Commission (EC) has pledged to intensify its engagement with secondary schools nationwide on the voter education system.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:00

Plans to revive Seremban-Port Dickson rail line being studied: Loke

The Ministry of Transport is currently conducting a study to revive the railway line from Seremban to Port Dickson.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai  Rakyat Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:00

Unclaimed, unused e-Tunai will return to govt

Any unclaimed RM30 e-Tunai by the deadline of March 9 will be returned to the federal government, said Senator Alan Ling.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:00

Santiago: Federal Govt should manage water catchment areas

The Federal Government must take over the management of water catchment areas nationwide as the states are not able to do it on their own.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 22, 2020 @ 07:00

I’m happy at where I’m now, says Zuraida

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin says there is no need to lodge a police report against the culprits who spread fake news claiming that she is joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 22, 2020

‘Missing’ documents, ignored calls when dealing with Putrajaya – Dr Sim

Sarawak as an opposition state has encountered its share of difficulties when dealing with the federal government on matters involving money, Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian claimed.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 22, 2020

Liew: Power of Sabah, Sarawak’s TYTs in appointing Judicial Commissioners to be restored

The power of the Sabah and Sarawak’s Tuan Yang Terutamas (TYTs) in appointing Judicial Commissioners to hear cases in Borneo will be restored, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 21, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 21, 2020 @ 22:00

No changes to Selangor water tariffs, says minister

Even though Stream B of the Langat Water Treatment Plant 2 (LRA 2 ) has been handed over to Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), there will be no changes in water tariffs in Selangor.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Food Bank Programme Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:00

Ministry intends to set up FCDC in every zone: Saifuddin Nasution

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) intends to set up one Food Collection and Distribution Centre (FCDC) for the Food Bank Malaysia Programme in every zone across the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:00

Syed Saddiq condemns PKR, DAP leaders for urging Dr M to step down

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has taken several PKR and DAP leaders to task for constantly urging Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 21, 2020 @ 18:00

Bersih 2.0 calls for more regulations on political donations

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) urges the government to amend the Election Offences Act 1954 (EOA) to include a regulation on political donations to political parties and candidates.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 21, 2020 @ 18:00

Pahang joins push for athletes to wear Shariah-compliant attire

The Pahang government is also moving in the direction of getting Muslim athletes to don Shariah-compliant attire, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Ramkarpal: Dr M should take responsibility for Pakatan's defeat in five of 10 by-elections

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should take responsibility over Pakatan Harapan's defeat in the five of ten by-elections called since GE14, says Bukit Gelugor lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) Jan 21, 2020 @ 17:00

Up to Cabinet to implement PSP: Saifuddin

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs says it will leave the decision to implement the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) to the Cabinet.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Guan Eng denies car price hike, govt still discussing

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng denies that car prices will increase, as the government has yet to reach an agreement with regards to the restructuring of excise duties.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

After money-laundering charges, Ahmad Maslan confirms MACC sought RM5m fine over RM2m 

Umno supreme council member Datuk Ahmad Maslan today confirmed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had previously asked him to pay a RM5 million fine or compound over RM2 million of funds allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Fake news: Govt not removing religious status from IC, says Home Ministry

The Home Ministry has refuted the claims in a viral video on social media that says the status of a person's religion in MyKad will be abolished.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Rumour mill going into overdrive, says PKR sec-gen on PH-PAS alliance

It is a case of the rumour mill going into overdrive when it comes to a possible alliance between Pakatan Harapan and PAS, according to PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Govt allocates RM70m for MPKKP in five states

The government has allocated RM70 million for the setting up of the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) in five states this year, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2020 @ 15:00

Courts to undergo facelift and have better facilities within two years

Several courts nationwide will undergo a two-year renovation and refurbishment works, utilising the government's RM120 million one-off allocation in the Fourth Rolling Plan 2020 under allocations for buildings.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 21, 2020 @ 13:00

Bersatu top guns to face challengers

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s decision to open all of its top central leadership posts to contests has created a path for stiff competition for the party’s first-ever election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 21, 2020 @ 13:00

Bukit Aman: Planned crackdown on drug use among civil servants in Malaysia raises spectre of possible witch hunt

Azlan M, 32, has struggled with insomnia for months. Already of slim build, he is now almost gaunt. This has led to days of tardy arrival and truancy at the government agency where he works.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 21, 2020 @ 12:00

IGP: Voices in audio recordings to be identified this week

The voices in the audio recordings that were released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be identified latest this week, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:00

Govt emphasis on improving railway networks: Kamaruddin

The government is emphasising more on improving railway networks and services as it will help increase public usage and the transportation of freight, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:00

Ahmad Maslan charged with failing to declare RM2m received from Najib to IRB

Pontian Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan was charged in the sessions court here today with failing to declare RM2 million which he received from Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) and to giving false statements to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:00

Umno’s Shahrir Samad charged with money-laundering over alleged failure to disclose RM1m from Najib to IRB

Johor Baru Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrir Samad was charged today with committing money-laundering by allegedly failing to disclose income after receiving a RM1 million cheque from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2013.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 21, 2020 @ 08:00

Zuraida is still PKR member, not joining Bersatu, says pol-sec

The Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, is not joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), said her political secretary Nor Hizwan Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 21, 2020 @ 07:00

‘We will fulfil our promises’

Pakatan Harapan lawmakers say they will continue working hard towards reforms with some even making renewed calls for a smooth transition plan following a report quoting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) as saying that the ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not address the infighting within Pakatan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 21, 2020

PKR S’wak backs Zuraida over show-cause letter, wants internal bickering to end

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak has expressed its full support to party’s vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin, following the decision by PKR’s disciplinary committee to issue a show-cause letter to her over alleged misconduct..|Read more >| BorneoPost

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The first phase payment of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 >

January 20, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 23:00

MP Fahmi Fadzil to move forward with Lembah Pantai job centre

Soon folks in Lembah Pantai will find it easier to look for their dream jobs in the area, even with multinational companies like Alibaba and Razer.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 22:00

Courts going digital for easier access to justice, says minister

The country’s courts are not only going digital but are also adopting artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives to ensure easy access to justice.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | BSH 2020 Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

3.8 million people to benefit from BSH first phase payment from Monday (Jan 20)

The first phase payment of RM300 under the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 will be credited into the bank accounts of registered recipients between Monday (Jan 20) and Wednesday (Jan 22), says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Chinese schools in Penang oppose introduction of Jawi for Year Four pupils

Chinese primary schools in Penang will not introduce Jawi script to Year Four pupils this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida should focus on her response to the showcause letter: PKR Sec-Gen

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has been advised against involving anyone in her response over a show-cause letter from the party.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida: Pengerang to become smart city in five years

Pengerang in Johor has been targeted to become a smart city in five years, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Proposal of subsidies for child safety seats will be tabled: Selangor state exco

The proposal for subsidies for the purchase of child restraint seats will be tabled to the Selangor state government to help ease the burden of the B40 group, according to Selangor Consumer Affairs exco Hee Loy Sian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Tun M clarifies that he did not say PH would be a one-term govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has clarified that he did not mean that Pakatan Harapan (PH) would be a one-term government, stating that he does not see it that way.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 19:00

First solar panel recycling facility in next 10 years: Yeo

The government is looking forward to a private company setting up a solar panel recycling centre in the next 10 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 19:00

Enhanced supplementary food programme launched today

Beginning today, students who are eligible for the Enhanced Supplementary Food Programme (ESFP) implemented in 100 primary schools throughout the country will enjoy free meals.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

'Central payment infrastructure providers needed to make Msia cashless'

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today outlined two aspects which must first be addressed in order for the government to realise its aspiration to transform Malaysia into a cashless society.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Ministry to utilise integrated enforcement management system from today

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has begun to fully utilise the Integrated Enforcement Management System (IEMS) today to conduct price checks on goods.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Shahrir Samad, Ahmad Maslan arrested; to face charges tomorrow

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abd Samad and ex-Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan will be charged in court tomorrow under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 17:00

'Kissing the hand of a thief': Dr M baffled how people are influenced by person facing trial for stealing

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is baffled at how people can be influenced by a person who is facing a trial for cheating and stealing money.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

PSD, MoH, MoF urged to resolve medical officers' predicament

The Public Services Department (PSD), Health Ministry (MoH), and the Finance Ministry (MoF) once and for all need to resolve the predicaments faced by medical officers (MOs) in government hospitals.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

RM66mil e-Tunai Rakyat disbursed so far

A total RM66 million has been disbursed to the people under the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative as of 9pm yesterday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

Want to sack me from PKR? Do it properly, says Zuraida

If there was any move to sack her from PKR, party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said it should be done by the book.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 15:00

Join Bersatu? You can't be listening to rumours, Zuraida chides media

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) has quashed talk that she will be joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia should she be sacked from the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Include everyone in free breakfast programme, says Sabah school PTA

Sekolah Kebangsaan Kebagu’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is hoping that all school-going children will be included in the improvised Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) that begins today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

4,000 eligible pupils enjoy free breakfast

More than 4,000 primary school pupils across the nation enjoyed a free breakfast today in the first phase of expansion for the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Perak govt seeks win-win situation over Kledang Saiong land clearing issue, says MB

The state government is looking for a win-win situation to solve the Kledang Saiong land clearing issue, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 12:00

Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said on Monday his ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not make some changes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 20, 2020 @ 12:00

Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt

If the Kimanis by-election result is anything to go by, then Pakatan Harapan (PH) has everything to worry about Barisan Nasional’s (BN) resurgence.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 20, 2020 @ 10:00

With RM300b at stake, tax experts caution Putrajaya to rein in shadow economy soon

The government needs to crack down on the shadow economy sooner rather than later, two tax experts said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 20, 2020 @ 07:00

Kula: M’sians working in S’pore may get Socso coverage

Malaysians working in Singapore may get protection against injuries due to occupational accidents or diseases under Socso’s scheme for the self-employed under a study, says M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020

Baru: Special unit on modernising agriculture to be set up

The Federal Cabinet is setting up a special unit that will focus on modernising the agricultural sector nationwide, disclosed Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 20, 2020

Pekadin urges govt to suspend introduction of PSS

The Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (Pekadin), is calling on the government to immediately suspend the introduction of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to replace three documents for foreigners in Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 00:00

PM: Concept of 'Malaysia Inc' now more important than ever

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the concept of ‘Malaysia Incorporated’ (Malaysia Inc), which integrates the objectives of the private and public sectors, is now more important than ever to achieve the country’s big and ambitious goals.|Read more >|NST

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

Each successful applicant will receive RM30 starting January 15, 2020. Find out more >

January 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 19, 2020 @ 22:00

Penang unlikely to impose unsold property tax: Jagdeep

The Penang government would not likely consider introducing the unsold property tax to address the property overhang issue in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:00

'No plans to extend RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat'

The Government does not have plans to extend the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative when registration ends on March 9.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:00

Sabah CM says won’t punish Kimanis voters despite by-election defeat

Accepting his party’s defeat in the recent Kimanis by-election, Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal says he will continue to develop the constituency despite losing to Umno and Barisan Nasional.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:00

Profiteering traders beware!

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has identified premises which have raised the prices of vegetables and promises action will be taken against them.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:00

Govt to introduce new initiatives for welfare of fishermen

The government will introduce new initiatives to protect the welfare of fishermen in the country by having them register with the Social Security Organisation (Socso).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:00

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry to probe cause behind MOs' contract termination

The Health Ministry will launch a probe to find out why several of its medical officers (MO) in Sibu had their contracts abruptly terminated.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00

Three things we learnt about: The Kimanis parliamentary by-election

In the straight fight between Warisan’s 66-year-old candidate Datuk Karim Bujang and Umno’s 48-year-old Datuk Mohamad Alamin, pundits said it would be unpredictable and a close race from the start as both men had their pros and cons, with the common factor being they had equally lost in Election 2018.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 00:00

Anwar: Kimanis defeat clear sign rakyat dissatisfied with PH govt

Pakatan Harapan's (PH) component parties should regard the results of the Kimanis parliamentary seat by-election on Saturday as a clear sign of the people's dissatisfaction towards the government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00

Could be voters yet to embrace Pakatan, says Dr M on Kimanis loss

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Parti Warisan Sabah's defeat in the Kimanis by-election on Saturday (Jan 18) could be because the voters in that parliamentary constituency had yet to embrace the Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 19, 2020 @ 09:00

RM1,200 minimum wage compliance to be known by Feb 28

The smooth and effective implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage in major cities under 57 city councils and municipal councils will only be known by the end of February, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 19, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR instructs Zuraida to explain

The rivalry between Team Anwar and Team Azmin flared up again with PKR issuing its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin a show cause letter on Jan 15, demanding for an explanation on why she should not be sacked for her alleged transgressions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 19, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR instructs Zuraida to explain

The rivalry between Team Anwar and Team Azmin flared up again with PKR issuing its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin a show cause letter on Jan 15, demanding for an explanation on why she should not be sacked for her alleged transgressions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020

Najib: BN’s handsome victory in Kimanis by-election shows people against PSS

Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Datuk Mohamad Alamin handsome victory in the Kimanis by-election showed that the people have rejected the government’s plan to implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), said former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020

BN wins with bigger majority in Kimanis

Barisan Nasional (BN) retained the Kimanis parliamentary seat after winning yesterday’s by-election with a majority of 2,029 votes – a significant increase compared to its win in the the 14th General Elections (GE14).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 18, 2020

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida: I will only answer to disciplinary committee

I will only answer to the disciplinary committee and no one else, say PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Govt will consider e-Tunai payment into bank accounts of those without smartphones

The government is willing to pay the RM30 due to each eligible Malaysian under its e-Tunai Rakyat (people’s e-cash) programme and accessible through selected e-wallet operators, by banking the allocation into the bank accounts of beneficiaries who do not have smart phones.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Empowering TVET among priorities of HR Ministry

Empowering Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) by developing a more relevant new policy in implementing TVET’s agenda in line with industry needs was part of the Ministry of Human Resources’s plan throughout 2019.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Kimanis polls: BN wins with 1000-vote majority in unofficial early counts

Barisan Nasional has won the Kimanis parliamentary seat with a majority of over 1,000 votes, according to unofficial reports.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

PKR MPP wants transition of power to be peaceful, orderly

PKR central leadership council (MPP) members want the transition of the prime minister to be undertaken peacefully, unanimously and in an orderly manner, making the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council as the best forum.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Dr Lee: 5G technology is safe for use

The Health Ministry has assured that the use of 5G technology is not detrimental to health.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Zuraida show-cause letter reignites Anwar-Azmin rivalry in PKR

PKR's action in issuing a show-cause letter to its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has once again re-ignited the acrimony between Team Anwar and Team Azmin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:00

PKR insists Anwar its PM candidate, tells party reps in Pakatan Council to obey decision

The PKR’s Central Leadership Council (MPP) today reiterated its selection of party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister candidate.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:00

Show-cause letter issued, PKR gives Zuraida 14 days to respond

PKR vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin has been given 14 days to respond to a show-cause letter issued to her on claims of disciplinary misconduct.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

20 + 18 toll discount for Penang Bridge? Plus will clarify, says Lim

The recent toll concession extension showed that the Pakatan Harapan government performed better than the previous administration, Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

PKR issues show-cause letter to Zuraida over disciplinary issues

PKR has issued a show-cause letter to its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin yesterday over disciplinary issues, the party's secretary-general, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

More than half turn out to vote in Kimanis, cops say all's calm at polls

More than half of the registered voters in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency have come out to vote as of noon on Saturday (Jan 18).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 18, 2020 @ 13:00

'Concession restructuring a win for millions'

The government’s decision not to sell Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Malaysia Bhd (PLUS), but rather to restructure the concession agreement, is deemed a ‘win’ for millions of highway users.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 11:00

As PKR leaders meet, supporters clash over Zuraida's fate

PKR supporters both in favour and against Zuraida Kamaruddin gathered today outside a party meeting, with one side demanding her sacking while the other throwing support behind her.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2020 @ 10:00

RM5.4m aid for B40 Indians to buy food: Mitra

The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) has allocated RM5.4 million under the Akshaya Patra aid programme for 3,000 recipients in the B40 group to buy basic food necessities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 18, 2020 @ 10:00

Federal govt never dictates how state govt should spend given allocations: Mahathir

The federal government has never dictated how state governments should spend the financial allocation provided to them, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 18, 2020 @ 07:00

Make PLUS concession terms public, govt urged

The public is unable to judge the Federal Government’s decision not to dispose Plus Malaysia Bhd, the country’s largest highway concessionaire, as a wise choice as there is little transparency in the way the deal was made.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2020

Courts in Sarawak, Sabah to go paperless

The courts in Sarawak and Sabah are embracing the paperless trend in the bid to be more environmentally friendly.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2020

Additional economic activities increase rubber smallholders’ income

Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong said the Sabah Rubber Industry Board’s (LIGS) had implemented the additional economic activity programme for rubber tappers last year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 17, 2020

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 17, 2020 @ 23:00

Finance Minstry: Govt targeting 15 million e-wallet users

The Government wants to increase the number of digital payment users to 15 million people as it moves toward making Malaysia a cashless society.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 17, 2020 @ 23:00

Govt to review allowance for KAFA teachers

The government will continue to focus on the welfare of Quran and Fardhu Ain (KAFA) class teachers including reviewing the allowance given to them, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 17, 2020 @ 21:00

Free breakfast programme for B40 children will prevent wastage: PTAs

Several Parents-Teacher Associations (PTAs) described the first phase of the free breakfast programme (PSP) to be implemented on Jan 20 will have a positive impact on students from low-income households (B40).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 17, 2020 @ 22:00

This is not the time to discuss on power transition, says Azmin

PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali said now is not the time to discuss on transition or the prime minister power transition as all Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders should focus on developing the nation for the well-being of the people.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sexual assault Jan 17, 2020 @ 22:00

Anyone free to comment on Yusoff Rawther’s case, PM says after backlash against IGP

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said everyone including the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Hamid Bador and politicians are free to air their opinion on sexual claims made by a former worker against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Toll Rate Reduction Jan 17, 2020 @ 21:00

Extension will allow Plus to settle debts, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes that the 20-year extension for Plus Malaysia Bhd (Plus) would allow the highway operator to settle its debts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sexual assault Jan 17, 2020 @ 20:00

Yusoff seeking clarifications from AGC on its statement

Muhammed Yusoff Rawther is seeking clarifications from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as he plans to take civil action against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over an allegation of sexual assault.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 17, 2020 @ 19:00

Selangor starts round-the-clock monitoring, check river pollution

The Selangor state government is conducting a 24-hour monitoring operation at river basin areas in the state starting today until Jan 31 in a bid to curb pollution.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sexual assault Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

Anwar to file defamation suit against Yusoff Rawther

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will file a defamation suit against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther over his Nov 19 statutory declaration (SD) last year claiming that the PKR president had sexually assaulted him.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

Sabah Law Society renews call for judges with 'Bornean experience' to hear cases from East Malaysia

The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has renewed its call for judges with Bornean judicial experience to form part of the appellate courts' panel when hearing cases from Sabah and Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

26,619 to vote in Kimanis by-election tomorrow

A total of 29,619 people out of the 29,664 ordinary eligible voters will go to the polls in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

Many Malaysians feel Putrajaya not doing enough to address climate change, survey shows

Half of those surveyed in Malaysia feel the federal government is not doing enough to address the issue of climate change despite it being a top concern for the country, a Singaporean think-tank’s study has revealed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:00

t is up to private clinics, hospitals to set price for influenza vaccine

It is up to private clinics and hospitals to set the price of the influenza vaccine as it is not under the category of controlled medicine, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: MRT2 Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

MRT 2 is 70 per cent completed

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line, better known as MRT 2 is 70 per cent completed, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Jan 17, 2020

Baru: Pan Borneo Highway 42 pct completed, authorities addressing complaints

The Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak has progressed to a completion rate of 42 per cent, compared to the scheduled 43 per cent, said Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Toll Rate Reduction Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

PMO: PLUS to lower tolls on six highways from Feb 1

Six highways will start lowering their tolls as early as Feb 1 and there will be no more toll hikes for the next 38 years, says the Prime Minister's Office.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

Penang government to call for meeting with fishermen community on PSR

The Penang government will hold a meeting with the fishermen community on Monday to further discuss the state’s plan to carry out the large scale Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

Health Ministry to review clinics in rural areas to optimise services

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today said that the ministry will look at the number of health clinics around the country and decide whether they should continue operations or be shut down.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:00

EC assures video cameras at polling stations won't compromise ballot secrecy

The Election Commission (EC) has given its assurance that the video cameras to be installed in all 68 polling streams for the Kimanis by-election will not interfere with the secrecy of ballots.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:00

Malaysians to be Prasarana, MAHB CEO

Both Prasarana Malaysia Bhd as well as Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will have a local as their top executive, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:00

Finance minister assures public eWallet push not meant to ferret out private data

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has dismissed the notion that registering with the E-Tunai Rakyat cashless payment initiative would reveal Malaysians’ personal information to the authorities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Jan 17, 2020 @ 10:00

Ministry tackling water scarcity facing farmers in Seberang Prai Utara

Water shortage in paddy fields in Seberang Prai Utara (SPU) district due to drought has prompted Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Deputy Minister Sim Tze Tzin to go down to the ground to see the real situation faced by farmers there.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Traffic wardens on the beat in Penang

Traffic wardens have been introduced on the island to help reduce traffic congestion and road violations, says Penang mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Jan 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Local bodies to be scrutinised to check terror financing

Financial records of societies and organisations will be scrutinised for terrorism financing, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar