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October 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 20 2020 @ 18:00

Come clean, Gerakan tells Penang govt over extent of landbank sold off to date

Gerakan has urged the Penang government to come clean on how much of the state's landbank has been sold off, to date.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19: CMCO | Oct 20 2020 @ 18:00

One million Malaysians in Klang Valley, Sabah to work from home

One million Malaysians working in management and supervisory positions in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor and Sabah have been issued with a directive from the National Security Council to work from home from Thursday until the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is lifted.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 20 2020 @ 14:00

Bersatu left out in the cold as Umno, PAS agree to officially register Muafakat Nasional

Umno and PAS have agreed to officially register Muafakat Nasional (MN) as a political coalition with the Registrar of Societies (RoS).|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 20, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 20 2020 @ 09:00

Umno Supreme Council meeting postponed to after CMCO

The Umno Supreme Council Working Committee meeting scheduled to be held in Janda Baik, Pahang today has been postponed until the completion of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said party secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan via Twitter.|Read more >NST

October 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 19 2020 @ 22:00

Repayment assistance available for those affected by Covid-19 — BNM

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has assured borrowers that repayment assistance will remain available for borrowers whose incomes have been affected by the pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 19 2020 @ 22:00

Maszlee submits motion for Dewan Rakyat to temporarily adjourn govt affairs so no-confidence vote will be tabled

Simpang Renggam Member of Parliament Maszlee Malik said he has submitted a motion for the next Dewan Rakyat sitting to temporarily adjourn government affairs for a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister to be heard and decided.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 18 2020 @ 22:00

Major tax contributor Penang seeks bigger federal allocation

Putrajaya should consider increasing amount to RM1 billion from present RM241 million, says CM |Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism | Oct 18 2020 @ 23:00

Kraftangan Malaysia steps up programme to help covid-19 hit craft industry

Kraftangan Malaysia is implementing various programmes to help local craft entrepreneurs overcome the tough economic situation due to the Covid-10 pandemic, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19: CMCO | Oct 18 2020 @ 19:00

Health Ministry proposes for CMCO SOPs to be tightened

The Health Ministry has proposed tightening the existing standard operating procedures (SOP) under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 18 2020 @ 17:00

Fine for Zahid to try save himself from court cases, says Umno’s Tajudin Rahman

It is appropriate for Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to “save himself” from the various criminal charges he is facing in court.Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman told Mingguan Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 18 2020 @ 16:00

Sarawak polls must be held when term ends, covid-19 or not, says Chief Minister

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today said the State election must be held when the current term of the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) ends in June next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives | Oct 18 2020 @ 15:00

Food banks in each state will kill 2 birds with 1 stone

Up to 5,000 tonnes of food items that end up in landfill sites each day still fit for consumption |Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 18 2020 @ 10:00

Report: Cabinet reshuffle imminent as Perikatan government seeks to appease a restless Umno

The Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration is thought to be mulling a Cabinet reshuffle that could see more Umno lawmakers within its ranks, reported Mingguan Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 18 2020 @ 07:00

Ramasamy on the hunt for Penang water corp ‘whistle-blower’

Deputy CM says non-executive director Datuk P. Kuvenaraju, who has come under fire over his pay packet, being targeted after conducting audits on certain contracts |Read more >|TheVibes

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October 17, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 17 2020 @ 22:00

After Hishammuddin, Khairy Jamaluddin also comes out to say he does not support Anwar to be PM

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin said today he does not support Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s bid to become prime minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MAFI | Oct 17 2020 @ 20:00

MAFI wants more farmers to join contract farming programme

The Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry is encouraging more farmers in the country to participate in contract farming programmes to increase the production of vegetables and fruits, according to Deputy Minister Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 17 2020 @ 19:00

Speaker: No-confidence motion against PM has to be filed by a minister

A no-confidence motion against the prime minister could not be expedited unless it is filed by a minister, maintained Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >NST

October 16, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 20:00

Anwar: I never said names being presented to Agong

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he did not submit names of parliamentarians supporting him to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong during an audience on Tuesday.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 21:00

Dr Mahathir: Laws and regulations now used to prevent fair debates in Parliament

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today accused those in power now of abusing laws and parliamentary regulations to impede the democratic process.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 16 2020 @ 18:00

Concerns over Penang water corp director’s ‘excessive’ pay

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow yesterday defended a state water corporation’s non-executive director after the latter came under fire for receiving a salary deemed “excessive”. |Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 17:00

State your terms, Muhyiddin tells Umno

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has asked Umno to convey its new terms in exchange for continuous support for the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 15:00

Dr Mahathir says Malaysia’s political uncertainty won’t end with Anwar as PM

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he doubted whether Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had the numbers in parliament to take the premiership and even if he did the country would remain in political deadlock.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 15:00

Anwar investigated for sodomy, PM tussle

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he is currently being investigated by the police in six cases, including one for sodomy.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 16 2020 @ 13:00

Selangor gov't launches childcare assistance for frontliners

The Selangor state government today unveiled the Frontliner Child Care Initiative (iPAF) to assist in childcare arrangements for frontliners working in hospitals during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 15:00

After Pejuang, all Amanah MPs set to file motions of no-confidence against PM

Parti Amanah Negara’s 11 federal lawmakers were poised to submit motions of no-confidence against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister, according to vice president Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 16, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 15:00

Five pejuang lawmakers file motion of no-confidence against PM

Five lawmakers from Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) have filed an application to bring forth a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 12:00

Umno leader spells out what party wants from Muhyiddin: DPM’s post and key ministries

Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said one of his party’s leaders should be made the deputy prime minister as recognition of its influence in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 11:00

Possibility of sharing power with Umno leaves PKR grassroots split

Major concern is that politicians with ongoing criminal cases may have a shot at cabinet, see charges dropped|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 16 2020 @ 10:00

Ku Li pointing out speaker’s abuse of power: Dr Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah indicated to him beforehand that the latter will submit to the Dewan Rakyat speaker a letter of query on a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheVibes

October 15, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 15 2020 @ 18:00

Dr Mahathir: I never believed Anwar has majority support

Ex-PM says former ally Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim doesn’t have enough MPs on his side|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 15 2020 @ 17:00

Apply to DBKL for assessment tax rebate, FT minister tells KL premise owners

Premise owners in the capital who are unable to rent out their properties to prospective tenants can apply with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for a temporary rebate to their assessment taxes, said Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 15 2020 @ 17:00

Federal Ministry kicks off assistance initiative or B40 group that includes rental exemptions, among others

The Federal Territories Ministry today launched the third phase of its Wilayah Cakna initiative to ease the burden of the urban poor and B40 group, by providing rent exemptions, food packs, and school fees exemption, among others.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 15 2020 @ 17:00

Penang ups rent-to-own units to 2,200 to help B40 group

he state government is dedicating 10% of its affordable housing to rent-to-own purchasing schemes to help those unable to qualify for loans to eventually become homeowners.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Covid-19: CMCO | Oct 15 2020 @ 17:00

CMCO: KL is a single district, residents free to travel within

Kuala Lumpur residents are free to travel within the capital city as it is considered as a single district.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruptions | Oct 15 2020 @ 16:00

Mat Sabu’s former political sec charged with corruption involving RM6.35 million

Ex-political secretary to former Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu was charged in the Sessions Court here today with five counts of accepting and soliciting bribes, amounting to RM6.35 million, to help a company to secure projects by the ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 15 2020 @ 15:00

Cops to interview Anwar on MP list this Friday

Police will be recording a statement from Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pertaining to a list of 121 MPs claimed to be supporting him to form a new government at the Federal Police headquarters, tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

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October 15, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 15 2020 @ 09:00

Umno split over support for Anwar, Ku Li as PM

Party sources say Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has the backing of 24 of the 39 Umno MPs|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 15 2020 @ 09:00

PAS wants answers from Umno over possible Perikatan snub

PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said his party was caught by surprise over Umno’s review of its support for the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition (PN).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 15 2020 @ 09:00

Palace received letters of support for Anwar prior to audience

The Istana Negara has received letters of support for opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the heads of political parties ahead of his audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on October 13.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 15 2020 @ 08:00

Ku Li seeks priority for vote of no-confidence against PM

Gua Musang MP Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pix) has requested priority to be given to a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister in the Dewan Rakyat that had been left unattended due to discussion of government matters.|Read more >|SunDaily

October 14, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 22:00

Claims untrue, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker

Claims that the Prime Minister does not allow for a no-confidence motion against him in Parliament is untrue, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Oct 14 2020 @ 22:00

Govt sets up special committee on Covid-19 vaccine supply access guarantee

The Cabinet today agreed to the setting up of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee to ensure that the vaccine can be obtained immediately, safely and perfectly when available.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 14 2020 @ 13:00

Sarawak sets aside RM6 mln to train science, mathematics, english teachers

The Sarawak government has set aside RM6 million this year to train primary and secondary school teachers in the state who are involved in the teaching of Science, Mathematics and English even though they do not have expertise in these subjects.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 17:00

Umno eyes DPM post, says source

After Umno’s sudden reconsideration to back out of Perikatan Nasional (PN), a source in Sabah Bersatu today said the lynchpin party is eyeing the vacant deputy prime minister's post.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 17:00

Istana Negara postpones Ahmad Zahid’s audience with Agong

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has been postponed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 17:00

Court of Appeal to hear Anwar's pardon case on Jan 11

The Court of Appeal has fixed Jan 11, next year to hear an appeal by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Federal Territories Pardons Board to reverse a High Court's decision dismissing their bid to strike out a suit filed against them by a lawyer.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 14:00

Ku Li offers ‘sacrifice’ to resolve political tussle, says aide

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah yesterday met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as a neutral party to help resolve the current political imbroglio.|Read more >|TheVibes

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October 14, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 13:00

The Ku Li factor

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah may yet play the trump card in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s latest attempt to gain power.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 09:00

Guan Eng, Mat Sabu's audience with King postponed

Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng's audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, have been postponed to a later date.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 09:00

Ahamd Zahid to meet Agong on Thursday

UMNO president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) is scheduled to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, at 5 pm tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies | Oct 14 2020 @ 09:00

Nationwide enforcement on workers’ minumum standard housing

 Integrated enforcement operations on compliance with Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446) will be conducted throughout the country yesterday and today, said the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 09:00

Anwar didn't comply with constitutional process, experts say

The process of appointing the prime minister and the subsequent formation of the government requires clear proof especially on the shift in support of the members of Dewan Rakyat, according to constitutional experts.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 14 2020 @ 00:00

Umno mulls retracting support for Perikatan, to renegotiate terms for political cooperation

Umno said today it is considering to withdraw its support for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) pact and will push instead for the effort to register its alliance with Islamist party PAS, Muafakat Nasional, to be registered as an official political entity.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 13 2020 @ 19:00

Dr Noor Hisham: Index cases of 23 Covid-19 clusters nationwide were recent travellers from Sabah

A total of 23 Covid-19 clusters were caused nationwide by index cases who had a history of travelling to Sabah, revealed Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 13 2020 @ 19:00

Better pray there’ll be no nationwide lockdown again, PM tells country ahead of Klang Valley’s CMCO

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today asked the nation to pray that Malaysia will not be put under initial partial lockdown called movement control order (MCO) again like it was in March, amid the new third wave of Covid-19 cases.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 13 2020 @ 18:00

Dr Mahathir: I’m not backing anyone for PM job

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has rubbished speculations that he is throwing his support behind a candidate for the top job.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 13 2020 @ 18:00

Businesses and economic activities allowed in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya during CMCO, here are their hours

Putrajaya clarified today that all business, economic and industrial activities are allowed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, which will be placed under conditional movement control order (CMCO) from October 14 to 27.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 13 2020 @ 15:00

Ku Li meets Agong after Anwar audience

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah made an appearance at Istana Negara here this afternoon, just hours after opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.|Read more >|TheVibes

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October 13, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 13 2020 @ 15:00

Ku Li meets Agong after Anwar audience

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah made an appearance at Istana Negara here this afternoon, just hours after opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 13 2020 @ 15:00

Istana Negara: Anwar wouldn’t show list of backers to Agong

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told the Yang di-Pertuan Agong how many federal lawmakers were in his camp but would not reveal their identities to him, the Comptroller of the Royal Household said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Batu Sapi by-election | Oct 13 2020 @ 15:00

Batu Sapi by-election on Dec 5

The Election Commission (EC) has set the date for the polling for Batu Sapi by-election on Dec 5.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 13 2020 @ 14:00

I've presented legitimate documents of support to King, says Anwar

Having had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong this morning, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim this afternoon said he presented legitimate documents to the King to prove that he had members of Parliament supporting him.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 13 2020 @ 12:00

Anwar concludes audience with King, to make 'important announcement' at 2pm

After a one-hour audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, this morning, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim left the Istana Negara at 11.30am.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 13 2020 @ 06:00

Penang govt yet to decide whether to proceed with undersea tunnel project, says exco

The Penang state government has yet to make a decision on whether the controversial undersea tunnel project will be built, said state exco Zairil Khir Johari (DAP - Tanjung Bungah).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 13 2020 @ 09:00

CMCO allows economy and supply chain to continue without disruption

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) allows the economy and supply chain to continue without disruption despite a restriction on social and education sectors, Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.|Read more >|SunDaily

October 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 12 2020 @ 20:00

Selangor govt taken aback by statewide CMCO

Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari says he is surprised by the government's decision to enforce the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on the entire state from Oct 14 until Oct 27.|Read more >NST

 

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