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Apr 05, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Projects Apr 05, 2019 @ 21:27

Mimos, Microsoft to set up applied AI centre in Malaysia

Mimos Bhd and Microsoft have jointly established an applied artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Malaysia, known as Centre of AI for Future Industry (CAIFI). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 05, 2019 @ 20:24

Amendment bill to set legal framework on reinstating Sarawak’s equal standing: Chong

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen has reiterated that the amendment bill of Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution is only a starting point to the continuous process of devolution of powers and reinstating Sabah and Sarawak’s equal standing based on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: MA63 Apr 05, 2019  @ 20:22

PBS says will not support proposed Article 1(2) amendment in its present form

Parti Bersatu Sabah says it will not support the proposed amendment on Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in its current form as it is contrary to that enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 05, 2019 @ 19:01

Govt to open investigation on Suhakam’s social activists disappearance findings

The government will open a new investigation following the conclusion of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam)’s report on the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat in 2016 and 2017, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 05, 2019 @ 18:38

Najib’s 1MDB case trial to begin May 14

The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who faces 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billlion in funds linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), will take place for 14 days beginning on May 14. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 05, 2019 @ 18:35

Dr M: Malaysia withdraws from Rome Statute due to smear campaigns

About one month after ratifying the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC), the government has decided to rescind its membership. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Apr 05, 2019  @ 16:30

Tabung Haji’s 2018 dividend lowest in history at 1.25pc

Malaysia’s pilgrimage fund Tabung Haji today announced its lowest hibah (dividend) in history at 1.25 per cent, amounting to RM913 million for all depositors for the 2018 financial ye ar. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 05, 2019 @ 17:24

Federal Court strikes down “double presumptions” provision for drug trafficking convictions

The Federal Court nine-man bench today struck down a provision under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 (DDA) which allowed the use of “double presumptions” to secure the conviction of an accused person charged for drug trafficking. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 05, 2019 @ 16:24

SSER fined RM18m for infringing BNM conditions over pipeline projects

Suria Strategic Energy Resources Sdn Bhd (SSER), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, which carried out two petrochemical and gas pipeline projects worth RM9.4 billion was today fined RM18 million by the sessions court here for failing to comply with Bank Negara Malaysia conditions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Apr 05, 2019  @ 15:49

Dr M: Lynas can operate, but raw material brought into country must be decontaminated first

Lynas can continue to operate in Malaysia, on condition that the raw material brought into the country is decontaminated first, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
 |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 05, 2019  @ 15:00

Malaysia withdraws from the Rome Statute

Malaysia will withdraw from ratifying an international treaty that covers serious crimes and crimes against humanity. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 05, 2019 @ 13:39

EPF credits RM9.51m govt incentive payment to i-Suri scheme

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has credited the government-approved incentive payment totalling RM9.51 million to the accounts of Caruman Sukarela i-Suri members for 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 05, 2019 @ 13:23

Perakians find 'home sweet home' with Rumah Perakku programme

When her colleagues discussed home renovation and decoration, Suriaton Milan could only smile, as she didn’t own a house of her own. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Apr 05, 2019  @ 13:22

Unilateral conversion: Gerakan slams govt for not amending marriage law

Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai has criticised the government's decision not to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) to deal with the issue of unilateral conversion of minors.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Apr 05, 2019  @ 13:00

Shipping transfer hub under state’s jurisdiction, Johor exco insists

A state executive council member sought to assert the state’s rights over the ship-to-ship (STS) transfer hub here, maintaining that Johor’s legal consent was needed under the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election Apr 05, 2019 @ 12:51

Sandakan by-election on May 11

The Sandakan by-election will take place on May 11, and nomination on April 27, said Election Commission chairman Azhar Azizan Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Apr 05, 2019  @ 08:30

As PKR turns 20, Anwar says party is for all Malaysians and country’s future

As Barisan Nasional (BN) courts the Malay populace, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sought to convince voters here to place their trust in his party for a better future. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Apr 05, 2019 @ 08:12

Warnings of chaos, sky-high fares

E-hailing service providers have warned of ‘chaos’ if some 200,000 of their drivers are unable to meet the July deadline to obtain their Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 05, 2019  @ 07:00

Sell low-cost units back to us, says Penang govt

Penang is mulling to compel low-cost (LC) and low medium-cost (LMC) unit owners to sell their properties back to the state if they were moving to higher-end properties. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 05, 2019  @ 07:00

Calls for police watchdog growing

The outcome of a public inquiry on missing activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh has led to a greater push for an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 05, 2019  @ 07:00

Govt might reopen investigations, says Muhyiddin

The government might reopen investigations into the findings of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Su­h­a­­kam) that the Special Branch was involved in the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 05, 2019  @ 07:00

No single-use plastic ruling a must for licences

The “No Single-Use Plastic” initiative will become a requirement in the business licence beginning next year, says State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IPCMC Apr 05, 2019  @ 06:30

The IPCMC: What you need to know, and why it matters now more than ever

The explosive findings of an inquiry released on Wednesday that implicated the police in two abduction cases has renewed calls for the government to form the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 05, 2019 

Principals need to be well-informed of govt policies – CM

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal has called on all principals in the state to always be well-informed of the State Government’s latest policies and initiatives, especially when it concerns the education industry. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 04, 2019 @ 23:31

Rantau by-election: Police open seven investigation papers

Police have opened seven investigation papers during the five-day campaigning period between March 30 and April 3 for the Rantau state assembly by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

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Apr 04, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 04, 2019  @ 23:00

DPM: E-commerce action committee to cut out middlemen, reduce cost

The National Cost of Living Action Council (NACCOL) will establish the National Action Committee on e-commerce to eradicate the role of middlemen and reduce the costs of consumer goods, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 04, 2019 @ 23:31

Rantau by-election: Police open seven investigation papers

Police have opened seven investigation papers during the five-day campaigning period between March 30 and April 3 for the Rantau state assembly by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019 @ 21:20

Malaysian Bar gives full support to idea for special probe on missing Koh, Amri

The Malaysian Bar has expressed full support for a proposal to set up a special task force to reopen, reclassify and reinvestigate the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IPCMC Apr 04, 2019  @ 20:59

Dr M: Proposed IPCMC will have to tackle any complaints it receives

The proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will have to tackle any complaints the commission receives, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 04, 2019  @ 20:53

PBS: Refer constitutional amendments to Parliamentary Select Committee

Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has called for the proposed amendments on Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to be referred to a Select Committee in Parliament prior to debate and voting.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 04, 2019 @ 20:43

No plan to re-insert Section 88A Into Law Reform Act: Muhyiddin

The government has no plan to re-insert Section 88A relating to the religious conversion of a child below the age of 18, into the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Apr 04, 2019 @ 19:24

I will no longer be in PAC, says Kiandee

Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee is not looking to hold any position in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), after a motion to replace him with Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad is passed by Dewan Rakyat. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019 @ 19:19

Former IGP Khalid threatens to sue human rights group

Former IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pix) has threatened to sue a human rights advocacy group for accusing him of lying to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) during its public inquiry on the |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan  Apr 04, 2019 @ 19:19

Clarify if UEC holders can sit for CLP, Gerakan tells govt

The government is urged to clarify if Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders could enrol for Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Apr 04, 2019  @ 19:00

Nurul Izzah rejoins PAC after new chairman named

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has rejoined the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after quitting in a huff almost a fortnight ago. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 04, 2019  @ 18:00

Azmin: Six less-developed states to get RM13.2b from govt

The government is allocating RM13.2 billion this year to less developed states namely Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah and Perlis under the Fourth Rolling Plan of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11), in an effort to close the economic gap between states. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Apr 04, 2019  @ 17:47

Opposition files private bill against govt's move to accede to ICC

The opposition has filed a Private Member's Bill, urging the federal government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 04, 2019 @ 17:34

Assemblyman calls for Johor Environment Corp to be established

A Johor lawmaker has proposed for the establishment of Johor Environment Corp to monitor environmental issues in the state. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 04, 2019 @ 17:26

Azmin to meet Sarawak state govt on petroleum tax

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will meet with the Sarawak state government at the end of the month for a discussion on how the state’s proposed five per cent tax on petroleum products can be implemented without affecting the federal government’s revenue. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019  @ 17:00

No comment, but EIAC says will review Suhakam report on missing pastor, activist

The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has declined to comment on the recent findings by the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) on the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Apr 04, 2019 @ 16:38

Housemen can be recalled during their off days, says Health Minister

Hospitals are allowed to recall housemen during their single off days per week and replace them at the end of their training, where necessary. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 04, 2019  @ 16:43

Dr M to Borneo MPs: Support amendment to Constitution to honour MA63

The onus is on Sabah and Sarawak lawmakers to support the amendment to the Federal Constitution to honour the Malaysia Agreement that was made in 1963 (MA63), says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019  @ 16:30

Hearsay evidence permissible in Suhakam inquiry, says commissioner

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Sukaham) is permitted to accept hearsay evidence in a public inquiry, a Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 04, 2019  @ 16:30

Housing will be under one roof in the future, says minister

The nation’s housing needs will be managed by a single ministry in the future, said Housing and Local Authority Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 04, 2019  @ 16:30

Home minister says no plan to amend law to ban unilateral child conversions

The government has no plans to add Clause 88A to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019 @ 16:04

Suhakam to submit findings to govt

The Human Right’s Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will submit its findings into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat to the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Apr 04, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 04, 2019 

Opposition objects to Bill seeking constitutional change, but Speaker overrules

Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof directed the government to proceed with a historic Bill to amend the Federal Constitution that will return Sabah and Sarawak to their original standing in the federation today. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 04, 2019 @ 15:08

Govt does not intend to amend Bankruptcy Act

The government has no intention to amend the provisions under Section 60 (1) of the Bankruptcy Act (Amendment) 2017 (Act 1534). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Apr 04, 2019 @ 15:00

City Hall adds 119 more lots to Jalan Raja Ramadan bazaar

City Hall is helping Ramadan Bazaar traders by adding 119 more lots along Jalan Raja. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 04, 2019  @ 14:43

More teachers to be trained for special-needs children

Only 14% of special-needs children are estimated to be registered in special education programmes in government schools, says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 04, 2019  @ 12:50

Dr M: Nobody can escape the taxman, not even past and present ministers

Nobody can escape the tax man, including past and present ministers, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: National Debts Apr 04, 2019  @ 12:30

GDP up, so national debt now more manageable, PM says

The over RM1 trillion sovereign debt inherited by the Pakatan Harapan government last year has been reduced to a more manageable level today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in Parliament. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: National Debts Apr 04, 2019  @ 12:25

Dr M: More govt assets could be sold to manage national debt

The government is not ruling out the possibility of selling more assets – including land – to keep national debt at a manageable level, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019 @ 12:24

RCI for Amri, Pastor Koh? Muhyiddin says up to A-G to decide

A royal commission of inquiry (RCI) could be set up to delve into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Apr 04, 2019 @ 12:11

Viral infographic on solat hajat for Dr Streram is untrue: Saifuddin

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today dismissed as untrue a viral infographic on social media of a “solat hajat” and “Yasin” recital for Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Rantau state by-election Dr S. Streram. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Apr 04, 2019  @ 12:00

PM: Cabinet to discuss Tabung Haji finances tomorrow

Federal ministers will review the proposal to reorganise Lembaga Tabung Haji’s finances at the weekly Cabinet meeting tomorrow, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told Parliament today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 04, 2019  @ 11:54

Streram fine with any investigation into alleged election offences

PKR's Dr S. Streram says he has no issue with any investigation into his alleged involvement in an event where food coupons worth RM75,000 were given out to pupils in five schools in Rantau.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: CEP Report Apr 04, 2019 @ 11:10

Govt must be cautious of revealing CEP report: Dr Mahathir

The government must be cautious about deciding whether to reveal the report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) to the public, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019 @ 10:57

Police must be made accountable, say Patriot and G25 on Suhakam’s findings

The police must be made accountable for any miscarriage of justice, the National Patriot Association (Patriot) and the group of influential Malays (G25) said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Apr 04, 2019 @ 10:25

PM to table motion for new PAC chairman

After repeated calls from several lawmakers, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to get a new chairman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 04, 2019  @ 07:30

DPM: First halal centre abroad set to open in Bosnia

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government will continue to promote the Malaysian Halal Centre of Excellence globally, with the first centre outside of the country set to open in Bosnia at the end of this month. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 04, 2019 @ 07:26

'Najib abused position'

Datuk Seri Najib Razak had abused his position and office to receive gratification monies during his tenure as prime minister, said the prosecution team in his corruption case. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 04, 2019  @ 07:00

Introduce by-election guidelines, EC urged

The Election Com­mission (EC) has been asked to introduce guidelines for by-elections, says MCA Civil Society Movement bureau chief Ng Kian Nam.“The laws and regulations now are for the general election. A by-election is different from a general election. There are many grey areas involved. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 04, 2019  @ 07:00

Dr M: Let IGP retire before we investigate him for Koh and Amri's disappearance

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pic) will be allowed to retire first before a new IGP is appointed to conduct an investigation into allegations that the Special Branch was involved in the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: UEC Apr 04, 2019 @ 00:13

Decision to recognise UEC can only be made by govt: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated that the decision to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) can only be made by the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 04, 2019  @ 00:10

Govt mulling rehabilitation of drug offenders in bid to reduce prison congestion, says minister

The government is considering the rehabilitation of prisoners, especially drug offenders in efforts to reduce congestion in prisons, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MAPS Scandal Apr 04, 2019  @ 00:10

MAPS audit report finds conflict of interest in progress claim, says Keranji rep

The special internal audit into Perak’s Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) has discovered that the architect who certified the developer’s work completion was also its design director, said audit committee member Chong Zemin. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Apr 04, 2019  @ 00:10

Dr M: PPBM fully behind Warisan

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will give its full support to the Sabah state government led by the Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan). |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 04, 2019 

PPKS commended for its School Adoption Programme

Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) will adopt more secondary schools under its School Adoption Programme as part of efforts to promote technical and vocation education and training (TVET) in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 03, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 03, 2019 @ 23:20

Welfare of MRSM students from B40 group still protected: Sivarasa

The welfare of Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) students from low-income households (B40) will continue to be protected to ensure they receive a quality education. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 03, 2019 @ 23:17

SB’s role in Pastor Koh’s disappearance merely hearsay: Mahathir

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission’s (Suhakam) statement on the alleged involvement of the Special Branch from Bukit Aman in the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh is merely hearsay, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: MA63 Apr 03, 2019  @ 16:53

Sarawak politician calls for Bill amending Constitution for MA63 to be given to MPs

Another Sarawak politician has called for the Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to be given to MPs before its tabling in Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 03, 2019 @ 19:59

Sarawak receives RM2.58m in tourism tax revenue

The Sarawak government has received RM2.58 million in tourism tax revenue which came into force on Aug 1, 2017, said State Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 03, 2019 @ 19:55

Tabling of Felda White Paper on Apr 10

The White Paper on troubled plantation giant, Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat on April 10. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 03, 2019 @ 18:21

MB: Terengganu receives RM1.053bil in oil royalty payment last year

Terengganu received RM1.053 billion in oil royalty payment from the federal government last year, Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar told the State assembly today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: MA63 Apr 03, 2019  @ 16:53

Sarawak politician calls for Bill amending Constitution for MA63 to be given to MPs

Another Sarawak politician has called for the Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to be given to MPs before its tabling in Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Announcement Apr 03, 2019 @ 16:53

ETS, KTM 'balik kampung' tickets on sale from April 10

The sale of Electric Train Service (ETS) and KTM Intercity tickets in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration this year will commence on April 10. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 03, 2019  @ 16:30

AG: Najib used SRC International money to renovate homes, finance BN parties

Datuk Seri Najib Razak used cheques issued from his AmPrivate banking account to pay for home renovation projects in addition to contributions to other Barisan Nasional parties, Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 03, 2019  @ 16:00

Opening speech of AG Tommy Thomas at trial of Najib Razak

It is my duty and privilege to open the first trial in our courts against a former Prime Minister, who for nearly a decade, occupied the most powerful office in the land and wielded near absolute power, which carries with it enormous responsibility, which my office intends to discharge in order to establish that the Accused is guilty of the seven (7) charges that he is facing before Your Lordship. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 03, 2019  @ 16:00

Enforced disappearance: IGP wants to read Suhakam report first

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said he will only respond to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia’s (Suhakam) conclusion of police involvement in at least two enforced disappearance cases after viewing its findings. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Apr 03, 2019  @ 15:37

Lynas Malaysia prepared to comply with review committee's recommendations

Lynas Malaysia has reiterated its preparedness to comply with the executive review committee's recommendation to store its water leach purification (WLP) residue in a permanent disposal facility (PDF). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Apr 03, 2019 @ 15:02

National cyber security strategy to be implemented middle of this year - DPM

The government through the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) will come up with and implement the National Cyber Security Strategy in the middle of this year to tackle cyber security threats in a comprehensive manner, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 03, 2019 @ 14:58

No law says foreign donations not taxable, says tax expert

There is no law that says that foreign donations are exempted from taxes, says tax expert Dr Veerinderjeet Singh. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 03, 2019 @ 14:46

Have single point of entry for import of cigarettes, says JTI

A tobacco company has suggested a ban on transhipment for cigarettes at entry points in Malaysia as they had been manipulated to bring illegal cigarettes into the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Apr 03, 2019  @ 14:32

Almost a third of govt buildings without fire certification are in Putrajaya, says Bomba DG

About 140 out of 650 government buildings nationwide have yet to be issued fire certificates, and 39 of those buildings are located in the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 03, 2019 @ 14:07

Ahmad Zahid: I did not order cops to kidnap missing duo

No orders were given by the Home Ministry to Bukit Aman’s Special Branch (SB) to abduct Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh (pix) in 2016 and 2017 respectively, according to Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Apr 03, 2019  @ 14:00

Tobacco manufacturer says nearly two in three cigarettes here smuggled

Contraband cigarettes accounted for 58.9 per cent of all sales last year, according to Japan Tobacco International Berhad’s (JTI Malaysia) 2018 Illicit Cigarette Study (ICS). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Apr 03, 2019  @ 13:00

Genting Malaysia confirms Equanimity purchase for RM514.6m

Genting Malaysia Bhd confirmed it is buying the Equanimity superyacht together with bunkers, fuel, lubricants and other existing consumables on board for a total consideration of US$126 million (RM514.6 million). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 03, 2019 @ 12:43

Finance Ministry tables 5 Bill amendments

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) today tabled five Bill amendments for first reading at Parliament today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Penang Tunnel Scandal Apr 03, 2019 @ 12:31

Former 'Datuk Seri' linked to Penang Undersea Tunnel project slapped with three cheating charges

A 38-year-old former "Datuk Seri" believed to be linked to the Penang Undersea Tunnel Project was slapped with three counts of cheating a company managing director of RM19 million at the Shah Alam Sessions Court, here, today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 03, 2019  @ 12:30

Health Ministry: Anti-vaxxers still few and disorganised

The local movement against vaccination comprises around 1 per cent of the population and is considered a minor threat to the country’s wellbeing, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Apr 03, 2019  @ 12:00

IRB: Foreign donations, income reviewed on case-by-case basis

The tax on foreign donations or income is reviewed on a case-by-case basis before any decision is made, said Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah.  |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 03, 2019  @ 11:57

Bukit Aman also behind Pastor Koh's disappearance, says Suhakam

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is pointing its finger at Bukit Aman in the case of the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, saying that he – like Amri Che Mat – was a victim of “enforced disappearance by state agents”. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Apr 03, 2019 @ 10:53

Suhakam: Amri a victim of enforced disappearance

Perlis Hope founder Amri Che Mat was a victim of enforced disappearance, the Suhakam inquiry panel revealed today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | HRDF Abuse Apr 03, 2019  @ 10:30

MACC raids HRDF office in Bukit Damansara

An extensive probe into abuses within the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) continued this week with anti-corruption investigators raiding its main office in the upscale Damansara Heights neighbourhood. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 03, 2019  @ 10:22

Najib's much-awaited trial begins today (April 3) at 2pm

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be tried on seven charges involving RM42mil of SRC International Sdn Bhd's funds in the High Court here on Wednesday (April 3). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 03, 2019  @ 10:14

Anwar: Non-Muslims' right to drink, MB's right to resign golf club presidency

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he agrees with the decision of Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun to step down as the president of a golf club here where beer was sold to non-Muslim members. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Apr 03, 2019 @ 09:24

Disgusting tactic used by opposition, says Patriot

A viralled social media message over the last 48 hours has accused the National Patriot Association (Patriot) of working in cahoots with DAP to destroy the Armed Forces Fund Board |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Apr 03, 2019 @ 08:10

City Hall stands firm on decision

Kuala Lumpur City Hall is standing its ground over its decision to move the Ramadan bazaar to Jalan Raja. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Apr 03, 2019 @ 08:03

'Rambo' traders will flood Jalan TAR, City Hall warned

Kuala Lumpur City Hall has been warned that guerilla traders, better known among the trading community as ‘Rambo’, will flood Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman here come Ramadan. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Apr 03, 2019 @ 07:58

Traders gatecrash city hall event

Weeks of simmering tension between Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and traders over the relocation of the Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ramadan bazaar came to a boil in a protest at Titiwangsa Stadium here yesterday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Apr 03, 2019  @ 07:30

Parliamentary committee says ‘shocked’ over minister’s announcement on Lynas operations

A special parliamentary caucus committee tasked with monitoring Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s operations said it is shocked by a minister’s announcement that the rare earth plant’s operations will be continued. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Apr 03, 2019  @ 07:00

Dr M: STS plan will boost economic growth

The proposed Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer hub project in Johor Baru will be a major boost to Malaysia’s economic growth, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 03, 2019 

MA63 review will ensure Sarawak, Sabah on par with Peninsular Malaysia in terms of development

The government’s agreement to the proposal to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution based on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will ensure the level of development in Sarawak and Sabah is on par with that in Peninsular Malaysia. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 02, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Policies Apr 02, 2019 @ 21:53

E-bidding for number plates from April 15 

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be implementing the e-bidding system for vehicle number plates from April 15. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 02, 2019 @ 20:24

RM70m to build new clinics in Rantau and Sendayan

The government will spend RM70 million to build new clinics in Rantau and Sendayan to replace the current ones, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Apr 02, 2019 @ 19:20

Gov’t should stop using 1MDB as excuse for economic mismanagement: Khairy

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin wants the government to stop citing the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal as the reason for the country’s economic woes.​ |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019  @ 19:00

Azmin quashes rumours of DPM appointment during Ramadan

Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has denied rumours that he will be made deputy prime minister somewhere during the Ramadan fasting month period. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 02, 2019  @ 19:00

Health Ministry hoping to impose medicine price controls this year

The Health Ministry today expressed plans to regulate drug prices by this year, but did not specify how exactly it would do so. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019 @ 17:37

PAC report on GST likely to be tabled next week

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) plans to table its report on the probe into the apparent shortfall of RM19.4 billion in Good and Services Tax (GST) refunds by next week. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | FELCRA Apr 02, 2019 @ 16:17

Felcra confident of resolving cost of living loan issues soon

Felcra is confident that it will be able to resolve issues with regards to the postponement in the cost of living loans soon. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 02, 2019  @ 16:00

Law minister: Tabling of Bill on equality for Sabah, Sarawak in Parliament next week

The government is set to table amendments to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) in Parliament next week, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Apr 02, 2019 @ 15:50

Residential tenancy act to be enforced in two years

The proposed Residential Tenancy Act is targeted for implementation in two years’ time to boost the rental market. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019 @ 15:48

No plan to limit term of office for civil servants

The government has no intention to limit the term of office for certain public posts although it is seen as the most appropriate move to curb corruption and power abuse among civil servants. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Apr 02, 2019 @ 15:35

New law in the works to streamline halal certification

There will soon be a legislation to determine what is halal and what is not. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Apr 02, 2019  @ 15:30

PM: Cabinet to meet for final say on Lynas waste

The Cabinet will meet to decide once and for all the federal government’s stance on the management of Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s radioactive waste, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 02, 2019  @ 15:13

Yeoh: Govt seeking mandatory sex offender registry checks for childcare centres, schools

The government wants to make it compulsory for childcare centres and schools to check the Child Sex Offenders Registry before hiring someone, says Hannah Yeoh. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:53

Azis blames it on fake news, says no cases of children being kidnapped for organ harvesting in Malaysia

Fake news on social media is the reason behind the recent scare that children here are being kidnapped for their organs, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:46

Najib's graft trial to proceed despite last ditch effort to stay order

The hearing of Datuk Seri Najib Razak's trial relating to seven corruption charges involving RM42bil in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds will proceed as scheduled on Wednesday (April 3). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Penang Tunnel Scandal Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:42

Sources: 'Datuk Seri' to be charged over Penang tunnel project involving RM19mil funds

A businessman will be charged on Wednesday (April 3) with receiving money amounting to RM19mil, believed to be payment to help cover investigations into the RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 02, 2019 @ 14:38

Chronology of Najib's SRC case

Tomorrow, the High Court will hear the case of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), one charge with abusing his post and three counts of money laundering over SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds, totalling RM42 million. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:35

Hannah Yeoh hopes ministries will collaborate to provide autism support

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will be looking to collaborate with other ministries on how to further support those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:30

Muslim dress code in private sector still under study, says deputy HR minister

The National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) is still studying the guidelines for a Muslim dress code in the private sector, Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:30

Home Ministry putting security laws under microscope to avoid flip-flopping

The Home Ministry is conducting an in-depth study and review of six security laws in its purview before making any recommendations to the Cabinet, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 02, 2019 @ 14:08

Wan Azizah: Release the mozzies!

Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquitoes will be released in 10 localities in the Klang Valley beginning July, as part of a crucial effort to significantly mitigate the spread of dengue. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 02, 2019  @ 14:07

Gobind: Full shutdown of analogue TV broadcast by third quarter of 2019

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is confident that analogue television broadcast will be switched off by the third quarter of this year for a complete transition to digital broadcast. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 02, 2019 @ 13:59

418 civil servants arrested for graft last year

A total of 418 government servants were arrested by the Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) last year, it was revealed at the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Apr 02, 2019  @ 13:15

Hisham: I'm willing to support Dr M's leadership, even when others in Pakatan won't

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says he is willing to support the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 02, 2019 @ 13:11

Sungai Malacca transformation to be used as model for development of Klang river: Selangor MB

The Selangor government intends to make the transformation of Sungai Malacca, which has now become a tourist attraction in the state, as a model for development of Sungai Klang into a new transportation hub to avoid road congestion. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 02, 2019  @ 12:30

Minister: Centralised hub for recycling plastic waste in the pipeline

The government plans to establish a centralised waste park to process and recycle plastic waste, Zuraida Kamaruddin said in Parliament today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 02, 2019 @ 12:15

121,000 commuters subscribe My100 travel passes

More than 121,000 commuters have purchased My100 unlimited monthly travel passes since its implementation earlier this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 02, 2019  @ 07:30

Analysts: Nurul Izzah’s outburst widens Anwar-Mahathir rift

Nurul Izzah Anwar’s recent interview in The Straits Times where she publicly criticised the Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership has exposed the growing fissure between component members of the ruling coalition, analysts said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019 @ 07:07

Hard work, knowledge and trustworthiness keys to success: PM

Hard work, knowledge and trustworthiness are the keys to success for the people and the country, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 02, 2019 @ 07:01

Najib's trial delayed again?

Just when everyone thought that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial will finally begin, he filed another application that may delay the proceedings. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 02, 2019  @ 07:00

Drop in speeding offences that lead to fatal crashes

THE percentage of speeding offences that contribute to fatal accidents has dropped from 24% to 13% under the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas), says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 02, 2019  @ 07:00

PPC unlocks land assets for development

Penang Port Commission (PPC) is unlocking its land bank of about 100ha on the island and mainland, many plots of which are prime real estate that it had been amassing since 1956. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 02, 2019 

Native Courts should be handled by trained judges – Chief Justice

Chief Justice Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum wants the Native Courts to be handled by trained judges. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

 

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Apr 01, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 01, 2019  @ 22:30

Deputy minister: More than RM600m in aid channelled to disabled, senior citizens in 2018

The Social Welfare Department (JKM) channelled over RM600 million to help 166,028 disabled people, chronic patients and senior citizens last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New StateGovt Apr 01, 2019  @ 22:30

Penang pig farmers told to submit building plans before end of 2019

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today said that pig farmers in the state have until the end of this year to submit their building plans to upgrade their farms to a closed-house farming system. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 01, 2019 @ 22:15

Minister steps forward on political secretary arrested by MACC

A political secretary to a Cabinet minister was nabbed today by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Comission (MACC) for alleged corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 01, 2019 @ 22:04

KPKT plans to build swimming pool at fire stations

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) plans to build a swimming pool at fire stations nationwide, to help develop swimming skills among students and fire department personnel. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Apr 01, 2019 @ 22:00

UJSB vested with executive power to manage Tabung Haji assets

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof today said a special purpose vehicle (SPV) tasked with carrying out rehabilitation of all Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) assets is managed by Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd (UJSB).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 01, 2019  @ 20:30

Teresa Kok: Malaysia at 90pc limit on palm oil plantations

After announcing that the government will halt the expansion of oil palm plantations in the country last year, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said that the country is currently at 90 per cent of its 6.5 million-hectare limit. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 01, 2019 @ 20:22

Political literacy must accompany lowering of voting age, say analysts

The move to lower the voting age to 18 must be accompanied by efforts to boost political awareness and political literacy among young voters. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 01, 2019 @ 20:07

Penang Forum wants Penang Transport Masterplan to cost less

The Penang Forum – the main critic of the proposed RM46 billion Penang Transport Masterplan – now wants the state government to review the project to reduce costs. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Apr 01, 2019 @ 20:02

Cannot tax foreign political donations: Najib

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has insisted that the foreign political donations from foreign countries are not subjected to local tax laws. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Tourism Apr 01, 2019 @ 20:02

Tourism Ministry to review laws to regulate Airbnb operators

Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is reviewing its policies and laws to regulate the accommodation premises industry, especially unregistered hotel operators and online vacation home rental services. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Apr 01, 2019 @ 19:50

2 to 4 more GOKL bus routes to be launched this year, says Khalid

The Federal Territories Ministry is going to launch two to four more GoKL bus routes to serve high density areas in the national capital this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 01, 2019 @ 19:39

Trial in any court is not allowed to be broadcast live

“Trials in any court are not allowed to be broadcast live,” said Corporate Communication Unit of the Chief Registrar’s Office of the Federal Court. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 01, 2019  @ 19:30

Three witnesses expected to testify on first day of Najib’s RM42m trial

Without further ado, the prosecution led by Attorney General Tommy Thomas will commence its case against Datuk Seri Najib Razak over SRC International Sdn Bhd funds on Wednesday, with the first three witnesses to testify. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 01, 2019  @ 18:58

Uproar in Dewan Rakyat over allocations for MPs

Shouting match erupted in the Dewan Rakyat, after Opposition lawmakers questioned the allocations that were promised to them under the Pakatan Harapan election manifesto.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 01, 2019  @ 17:34

Waytha: Govt will not table two national harmony Bills but favours a commission

The government will not table two national harmony Bills aimed at strengthening racial and religious ties but is considering setting up a National Harmony and Reconciliation Commission instead, says P. Waytha Moorthy.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 01, 2019 @ 17:24

Bumiputera products not automatically halal, says Fuziah

Bumiputera products do not necessarily become halal products automatically, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 01, 2019  @ 17:17

Online petition gathers steam for Najib's corruption trial to be aired live

An online petition calling for Datuk Seri Najib Razak's corruption trial which starts on Wednesday (April 3) to be aired live on television has amassed about 46,000 signatures.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 01, 2019 @ 15:58

S’wak’s first RM30 student bus fare subsidyKPKT plans to build swimming pool at fire stations

Sarawak’s first Student Transport Subsidy Programme, offering bus fare aid to secondary students from low-income families, was launched today with the participation of 60 students.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 01, 2019  @ 15:33

Amendments to law being mulled to deal with online illegal wildlife trade, Parliament told

Amendments to the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 are being mulled to deal with online illegal wildlife trade, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Apr 01, 2019  @ 15:30

Minister: Putrajaya to form high-level panel on foreigner domination of wet markets

The federal government will convene a special committee involving four ministries to tackle the issue of foreigners dominating local wet markets in the country, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 01, 2019  @ 15:16

Gobind: I’ll make sure RTM is the people's first choice 

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says he will ensure that Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) would move forward and always be the people's first choice for television and radio. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Apr 01, 2019 @ 15:07

Gov’t looking for “best solution” to deal with Lynas waste

The government is looking for the “best solution” to resolve the waste management problem faced by Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Financial Aid Apr 01, 2019  @ 15:06

Mat Sabu: RM500 cash incentive payment for armed forces veterans

The government has announced a one-off RM500 cash incentive payment for armed forces veterans ahead of the fasting month and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.