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Apr 10, 2019

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 10, 2019 @ 20:20

Rapid KL buses to go cashless from April 15

Rapid KL, which carries more than 400,000 bus passengers daily, is implementing full electronic payment for all its routes from the middle of this month. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 10, 2019  @ 22:00

Federal Court rules Bank Negara SAC findings binding on Civil Courts

The Federal Court in a 5-4 majority decision held that Bank Negara Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council’s (SAC) findings on Islamic finance is binding on Civil Courts. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019 @ 21:40

Govt to allocate RM1b, over four years, for new land rental model

The government has agreed to allocate RM1 billion for Federal Land Development Authority's (Felda) 317 land schemes to adopt a new model where settlers' rent land for a reasonable period. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 10, 2019  @ 21:31

Johor Sultan can appoint mentri besar if requirement met: Expert

The Sultan of Johor is authorised under the state constitution to appoint a person of his choice as mentri besar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Apr 10, 2019  @ 21:26

No more counselling for those who smoke at eateries after June 30

With the grace period on educating smokers not to smoke at eateries ending on June 30, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye urged smokers to control their habit or kick it altogether. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 10, 2019  @ 21:00

Finance Ministry proposes departure levy exemption for pilgrims, children under two years old

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah today said that his ministry will propose to exempt pilgrims and babies below 24 months old from the proposed departure levy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 20:01

Rajawali Capital can’t afford to buy back EHP: Azmin

PT Rajawali Capital International has no financial capability to repurchase PT Eagle High Plantations (EHP) even though the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has activated the put option to sell its stake in the Indonesian plantation company. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 19:46

Governance reform for Felda

The Felda White Paper which was tabled in Parliament today also listed several improvement steps to improve its governance to boost accountability, integrity and professionalism in Felda, subsidiaries and associate companies including FGV and FIC. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 10, 2019 @ 19:35

PM: Rulers do not hold absolute power

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the federated Malay states had adopted a system of constitutional monarchy and rulers did not hold absolute power. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MA63 Apr 10, 2019  @ 18:14

Govt should ensure support, not us, says opposition leader

Barisan Nasional (BN) has shifted the blame to the government for the failed amendment to the Federal Constitution on Tuesday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 10, 2019  @ 18:06

Mahathir: M’sia no more a democracy if rulers allowed to choose PM, MB

Malaysia will no longer be considered a democracy if the rulers are allowed to choose who they like as the prime minister and mentri bears, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Apr 10, 2019 @ 18:04

Government spent almost RM13 million for overseas trips

The government had spent RM12,718,752.01 to cover the costs of official overseas visits by its Cabinet members between May and December 2018. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 10, 2019  @ 18:00

Re-tabling of amendment Bill depends on needs, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Apr 10, 2019 @ 17:58

Ramadan bazaar traders to ask Dr M for help

Traders’ associations are planning to take their displeasure with the Federal Territories Ministry and City Hall to the attention of the Prime Minister in their effort to retain the location of Ramadan baazar at Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 10, 2019 @ 17:27

I will make a decision when the time comes, says Johor Sultan

Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar says he will make a decision on the vacant Menteri Besar post when the time comes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 10, 2019 @ 17:49

CENBET asks for clarification over Rome Statute withdrawal

The government should clarify the decision for Malaysia to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, said CENBET co-president Gan Ping Sieu. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 17:40

Azmin submits motion against Najib for breaching embargo on Felda White Paper

A motion has been filed against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) for breaking a Parliament embargo on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) White Paper. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 10, 2019  @ 17:39

Penang govt sets up special committee to monitor Chief Minister Incorporated

The Penang government has set up a special committee headed by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to monitor projects undertaken by the state’s investment arm, Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 10, 2019  @ 17:30

Sarawak, Sabah may have to wait 60 years for another shot at equal status, says Liew

De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong today said Sarawak and Sabah may have to wait decades for another chance at restoring their status as equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 10, 2019  @ 17:30

Rice industry in dire straits despite billions in federal aid, says KRI study

The country’s rice industry remains severely deficient despite having received billions worth of federal subsidies, incentives and other forms of assistance, said a new study on food security by Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) released today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Apr 10, 2019 @ 17:06

Halt to logging at Sg Rui, mining allowed under stringent conditions

The state government has instructed all logging activities along Sungai Rui in Grik to be temporarily stopped, while mining activities need to be carried out under stringent restrictions. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 10, 2019  @ 17:00

Cameras to deter speeding on Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge may soon have Automated Awareness Safety System (AwAS) cameras to deter errant road-users from speeding. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 16:17

Azmin: Expect more police reports lodged over alleged Felda mismanagement

More police reports will be lodged by the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) over alleged mismanagement, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 16:00

Azmin: Culprits who cost Felda billions will be brought to book

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said police involvement will be sought shortly over the alleged mismanagement of the Federal Land Development Authority’s (Felda) that wiped billions from its coffers. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Reforms Apr 10, 2019  @ 15:33

Government has no plans for anti-party hopping law

The government has no plans to formulate a law to ban party hopping among members of political parties, said deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: MA63 Apr 10, 2019  @ 15:30

Missed opportunity but not the end of the road, says Shafie of failed Bill

Expressing disappointment and frustration, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said Sabah missed the opportunity it had been waiting for so long when the Federal Constitution (amendment) Bill failed to go through in Parliament last night. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 10, 2019  @ 15:30

Penang CM dismisses talk of factory shutdowns, layoffs

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow played down claims of multinational companies (MNC) in Penang closing or retrenching their staff as unconfirmed rumours. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 10, 2019  @ 15:28

Six states agree to raise the water tariff

Six states have agreed to increase water tariff rates in line with the government’s efforts to restructure the water supply services industry, Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar, told the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Apr 10, 2019  @ 15:28

BN channelled Tabung Haji money for political activities, falsified accounts

Manipulation and falsifying of accounts, including using Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) money for political activities, are among reasons for the fund incurring billions in losses.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 10, 2019 @ 15:27

Sabah lawmakers will not stop finding ways to restore equal partnership for the state

Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman will engage the legal fraternity to find ways for Sabah to achieve equal partnership in the federation of Malaysia. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 15:26

Dr Mahathir questions whereabouts of FGV profits

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today questioned where the funds of FGV Holdings Bhd, which was claimed to have recorded considerable profits, have gone to. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 10, 2019 @ 15:14

Perak launches Prihatin Card for hardcore poor

The state government today launched the Perak Prihatin Card that incorporates healthcare and food in its bid to help ease the burden of about 17,000 hardcore poor in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

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New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 14:54

RM2.7b of Felda money used by BN for GE14

Some RM2.7 billion of Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) money meant to upgrade its plantations was used to buy political support before the last general-election, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali  told the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019 @ 14:46

IGP: CCID investigating power abuse allegations in Felda-EHP deal

Investigations into Felda’s investment in Indonesia’s PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk (EHP) have been initiated. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 14:30

Azmin: Felda cash reserves critical, down to RM35m from healthy RM2.5b

Emergency funds for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) have taken a critical hit, the economic affairs minister told Parliament today as he highlighted its cash reserves had dwindled to just RM35 million last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 10, 2019  @ 14:30

Najib loses four appeals, including gag order bid on RM42m SRC trial

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today lost in four appeals linked to his trial over RM42 million of former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Apr 10, 2019  @ 14:24

Dissolve Johor state assembly since Pakatan is directionless, says Umno man

State Umno treasurer Datuk Md Jais Sarday has suggested that the Johor state assembly be dissolved to pave the way for fresh state elections.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 13:58

Anwar: How did Isa find RM140m Felda money to spend, including on family trips?

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants an explanation on how RM140mil was spent by former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad, including on overseas trips with his family members.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019 @ 13:48

White Paper spells out RM6.23 billion financial aid boost for FELDA

A RM6.23-billion financial aid boost for FELDA. That’s what the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has worked out to ensure the sustainability of the Federal Land Development Authority.  |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 10, 2019  @ 12:55

Targeted subsidy for RON95 could be extended for other goods

The targeted subsidy policy for RON95 petrol could be extended to other goods if it proves to be a success, Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said at the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 12:51

New business model by Felda

Felda will formulate a new business model where the government will manage the settlers land through a long-term rental arrangement. New cash crops would be planted, all aimed at generating higher incomes for Felda settlers, said the White Paper.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 12:30

Isa Samad’s role in Felda, 20 units caused conflicts, says White Paper

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad created conflicts of interest by also holding positions in 20 other related subsidiaries, the White Paper on the federal agency concluded. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Apr 10, 2019  @ 12:29

Govt mulling whether to bank in petrol subsidy or issue petrol card

The government is looking at banking in money directly into the accounts of those eligible for RON95 petrol subsidy, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 10, 2019 @ 12:29

Increasing enrolment of B40 children in SBP, MRSM crucial to restore original objectives

The decision by the government to increase enrolment of B40 children in fully residential schools (SBP) and Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM) is crucial to restore the original objective of the elite schools. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 12:28

Govt to ensure Felda scheme sustainable

The Government will inject RM6.23bil and introduce a short, medium and long-term initiative to ensure that the Felda scheme continues to be sustainable in the future. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Rosmah Apr 10, 2019 @ 11:56

Rosmah charged with receiving RM5 million bribe over solar hybrid project

The wife of ex-premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak who was clad in a green baju kurung with a matching scarf appeared calm as she pleaded not guilty to the charge that was read out to her before judge Azura Alwi. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 11:49

Forensic studies on Felda's investments

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has released the white paper containing the forensic studies conducted by Erst & Young on eight of FELDA’s investments. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 11:31

Felda White Paper highlights: Finances worsened after 2012 FGV listing

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants an explanation on how RM140mil was spent by former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad, including on overseas trips with his family members.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 11:16

Govt to provide RM6bil aid to Felda

Felda is to receive slightly more than RM6bil in stages from the Government as it restructures its operations and strengthens its governance in order to improve the fortunes of the agency and its settlers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 10, 2019  @ 11:14

Sultan has no role in appointing Johor MB, says Dr M

The role of appointing the new Johor mentri besar lies with the party that won the election, not with the Sultan of Johor, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Rosmah Apr 10, 2019  @ 09:30

Rosmah charged with corruption from Sarawak rural schools project

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was formally accused today of bribery in relation to a Sarawak rural schools project awarded when her husband was still the prime minister. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Rosmah Apr 10, 2019  @ 09:00

Rosmah: A recap of her 19 criminal charges so far

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to be charged again this morning under an anti-corruption law on bribery. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 10, 2019  @ 08:42

Najib: Purchase of Eagle High done in an 'objective manner'

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is unfazed and doubts that the police reports made by Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) against him will have an impact on the Rantau by-election. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 10, 2019  @ 08:34

Schools do not have to replace occasional holidays: Ministry

The Education Ministry has decided that schools can take four days of occasional holidays in a year as before, without having to replace them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Apr 10, 2019  @ 08:29

TH will pay higher dividends in future: Mujahid

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof is confident that the Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) will be able to pay higher hibah (dividend) in future following TH restructuring plan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 10, 2019 @ 07:16

Arbitration mulled for water dispute

Malaysia and Singapore will consider arbitration as a way to resolve the long-standing water issue between both countries. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 10, 2019 @ 07:16

Arbitration mulled for water dispute

Malaysia and Singapore will consider arbitration as a way to resolve the long-standing water issue between both countries. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 10, 2019  @ 07:00

Food bank in aid of students to start by year-end

The problem of poor students having to starve or eat less will end soon when the national food bank initiative targeting to help some 20,000 is rolled out in 20 public universities by the end of the year. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 10, 2019 

Minister: Insincere of Putrajaya to reverse decision on RM1 billion contra loan

The federal government has been labelled as insincere following the apparent reversal of its initial decision to accept the RM1 billion contra loan from the Sarawak government to fix dilapidated schools in the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC Apr 10, 2019  @ 07:00

Changes to Act give King sole power over security area

The power to declare a security area will rest in the hands of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under proposed amendments to the National Security Council Act.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 10, 2019  @ 07:00

Almost 100% turnout for early voting

Early voting for the Rantau by-election wrapped up at noon with a high voter turnout of 96%, said the Election Commission (EC). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 10, 2019 @ 00:11

Govt MPs: 'We are disappointed'

Government lawmakers expressed disappointment over the failure of obtaining two-thirds majority to pass the Constitution (Amendment) 2019 Bill last night. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 10, 2019 

Bill fails to get two-thirds majority

The Constitution Bill (Amendment 2019) did not get the green light in Parliament last night when it was put to vote after more than six hours of fierce debate following its second reading by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at 2.30pm. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Apr 10, 2019  @ 00:22

No projects linked to MACC investigations: Salahuddin

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub denied the existence of development projects which led the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct an investigation on his political secretary. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New State Govt: MA63 Apr 09, 2019  @ 23:00

Shafie: MA63 not a social contract, should not be trivialised, politicised

The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is not a social contract but a United Nations-recognised international document for the formation of Malaysia and should not be viewed lightly, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC Apr 09, 2019 @ 21:32

Dr M: Powerful NSC Act has to be amended

It is necessary to amend the powerful National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016, as the law in itself is wrong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 09, 2019  @ 21:30

Putrajaya’s failure to address criticism of Rome Statute spurred students to leak briefing to rulers

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute led a group of student activists to expose a briefing by a group of academics to the Conference of Rulers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MA63 Apr 09, 2019 @ 21:19

Ismail: Why no mention of MA63 in amendment bill?

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 should at least include a mention of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to substantiate the aspired change. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Judiciary Apr 09, 2019  @ 20:00

Maximum two-year probation for judicial commissioners, says Chief Justice

The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 09, 2019  @ 19:51

Academician calls for stricter enforcement of traffic rules

Road safety can be enhanced by strictly enforcing traffic rules, such as those limiting heavy vehicles to speeds below 90kph, according to an academician. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 09, 2019  @ 19:46

EC says only court can decide if ECRL announcement is election inducement

The Election Commission (EC) cannot ascertain if the announcement that the proposed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) may run through Negri Sembilan can be interpreted as an election inducement. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 09, 2019  @ 18:52

TMJ is not above the law, says Dr M

Like any other Malaysian citizen, Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim is not above the law, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Apr 09, 2019  @ 18:36

Special classes for Orang Asli pupils

Orang Asli parents who don’t want to send their children to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pasir Linggi can send them to special classes opened specifically for these pupils at Kampung Aring 5, starting today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 09, 2019  @ 18:00

Guan Eng: Departure levy only for air travellers leaving country

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that only air travellers leaving the country will be charged the departure levy that was tabled in Parliament yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Apr 09, 2019  @ 17:54

Osman has resigned as Johor MB, says PM

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian has resigned, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 09, 2019 

PM: Sarawak, Sabah to continue enjoying state rights enshrined in Federal Constitution, MA63

Sarawak and Sabah will continue to enjoy their respective state rights enshrined under the Federal Constitution and MA63, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Apr 09, 2019  @ 17:00

Perkasa backs call for RCI into Tabung Haji’s finances

Malay rights group Perkasa today joined the list of those pushing for the formation of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the real financial status of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Sarawak Solar Panel Scandal Apr 09, 2019 @ 16:50

Rosmah arrested, to be charged tomorrow

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at 1.45pm today after she was summoned to its headquarters to complete their final investigation process into a solar panel installation project in Sarawak schools. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 09, 2019  @ 16:44

Admit Felda losses due to palm oil cost, Najib tells Pakatan govt

The Pakatan Harapan government should admit that Felda is suffering losses because the price of palm oil has dipped below production costs, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC Apr 09, 2019  @ 16:36

Surendran: Pakatan has betrayed us by not repealing NSC Act

NGO Lawyers for Liberty has slammed the government's move to table amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act in Parliament instead of repealing it as pledged in its GE14 manifesto. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 09, 2019  @ 16:30

No more deferment on floor wage, deputy HR minister says

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said today that the Pakatan Harapan government will not tolerate any more attempts by employers to postpone the RM1,100 monthly minimum wage to their workers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 09, 2019 @ 15:59

Plan to create one million jobs achievable, says Kulasegaran

The Human Resources Ministry believes that the government’s desire to create one million job opportunities as promised in Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s manifesto in the 14th General Election can be achieved within five years. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Apr 09, 2019  @ 15:30

A third of Pakatan’s promises achieved or underway, IDEAS says in report card

The Pakatan Harapan government has realised or put on track nearly a third of its election pledges for the economy but others are proving difficult to reach, the IDEAS think tank noted in its report card on the coalition’s first-year performance. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 09, 2019 @ 15:25

Government backbenchers optimistic amendment bill can receive 2/3 majority

Government backbenchers are optimistic that the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 will receive a two-thirds majority vote from members of the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 09, 2019  @ 15:04

Resolving causeway traffic congestion a priority for M’sia: Mahathir

Resolving the traffic congestion at the Malaysia-Singapore Causeway and Second Link is a priority for Malaysia, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 09, 2019  @ 15:00

MUET to continue as pre-condition for tertiary education

The Malaysian University English Test (MUET) will remain as a pre-condition for students applying for entry into local tertiary institutions for their first degree, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Apr 09, 2019  @ 14:30

TH spent RM576m for 58,118 appeal, accompanying pilgrims in last 5 years

The Pilgrims’ Fund Board (TH) spent RM576.38 million in the last five years (2014-2018) on 58,118 pilgrims who appealed, including those accompanying others on their first muassasah pilgrimage. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Apr 09, 2019  @ 14:22

Foreign digital service providers must register: Amiruddin

Foreign-registered digital service providers are required to register with Royal Malaysian Customs Department for easier collection of the six per cent service tax beginning January next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 09, 2019 @ 14:22

Malaysia, Singapore agree to review 1962 Johore River Water Agreement via arbitration

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to find an amicable solution via arbitration in regards to the proposed review of the 1962 Johore River Water Agreement. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Apr 09, 2019  @ 14:20

Fake news can be dealt with existing laws: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Penang Tunnel Scandal Apr 09, 2019  @ 14:14

Questions raised over Penang undersea tunnel concession company

Questions have been raised over the concession company of the controversial Penang undersea tunnel project.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 09, 2019  @ 14:10

Defence files motion of notice to revoke charge in Najib’s SRC case

The defence team in former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s case over SRC International Sdn Bhd funds has filed a notice of motion seeking to revoke the seven charges on grounds that they are defective. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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New Malaysia | Overhaul: RTS Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:30

PM: Singapore to suspend RTS while Putrajaya seeks options

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Singapore has agreed with Putrajaya's proposal to halt the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project between two and six months. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: RTS Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:30

PM: Singapore to suspend RTS while Putrajaya seeks options

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Singapore has agreed with Putrajaya's proposal to halt the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project between two and six months. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MA63 Apr 09, 2019 @ 14:00

Opposition will reject amendment on Sabah and Sarawak status if...

The opposition bench will reject the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 if it only touches on restoring the status of Sabah and Sarawak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:30

PM’s power to declare ‘security area’ under NSC to be stripped

The Prime Minister will no longer have the power to declare an area as a “security area” under the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 should a Bill to amend the legislation is passed in Parliament. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:30

Penang PKR Youth wants ‘Third Force’ blogger investigated

Penang PKR Youth urged the police today to investigate Third Force blogger Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen for criminally defaming PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:24

Anwar: Let the four answer to allegations on Rome Statute

Let the four academics who advised the Conference of Rulers and convinced them to reject the Rome Statute answer to any allegations, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:14

Special projects team set up to ensure gender equality laws

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has formed a special projects team to ensure laws relating to gender equality are formed with consideration given to all parties. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC  Apr 09, 2019  @ 13:00

In new NSC Bill, stiffer penalties for info leak, Agong gets more power

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government today introduced a new Bill that will empower the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to declare which areas in the country are security hot spots. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 09, 2019  @ 12:58

Felda says Najib cheated it into investing RM2.07bil in Indonesian company

Felda has lodged a police report, claiming that Datuk Seri Najib Razak cheated them into investing US$505mil (RM2.07bil) in Eagle High Plantations TBK (EHP), reported Free Malaysia Today.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 09, 2019 @ 12:58

Govt mulling tax exemption for couples undergoing IVF treatment

The government will consider providing a tax exemption for married couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 09, 2019  @ 12:49

Another 50 Kuala Terla farmers facing eviction

Nearly three generations of their families have operated the fruit and vegetable farms in Kuala Terla in the mukim of Ulu Telom here, for over half a century but another 50 smallholders there are likely to be evicted by the Pahang state authorities this week. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 09, 2019 @ 12:00

Rantau by-election: 72 per cent early voter turnout as of 11am

Seventy-two per cent out of the 110 registered early voters have cast their ballots as of 11am today, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies  Apr 09, 2019  @ 11:00

Not just fliers, Bill shows departure levy to hit all except those in private vehicles

Anyone leaving Malaysia in the future, except in a privately-owned vehicle, may be charged up to RM40 each time, if Parliament passes the Departure Levy Bill. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 09, 2019  @ 09:00

Indonesia, Malaysia mount protest to EU over palm curbs

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of palm oil in renewable fuel, and sent delegations to complain in Brussels. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 09, 2019  @ 08:51

Early voting in Rantau begins

Early voting for the Rantau state by-election began at 8am today at two voting centres, namely the Sendayan air base and Rantau police station. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 09, 2019 @ 08:27

Under pressure: Johor MB out of favour with Sultan

Datuk Osman Sapian is being pressured to step down as menteri besar due to several factors, but it was a recent “falling out of favour” with the Johor palace that has set things in motion for him to relinquish his post. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 09, 2019  @ 07:00

Opposition: Declare flip-flop in Parliament

Opposition MPs want the announcement on the country’s withdrawal from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be officially made in Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Apr 09, 2019  @ 07:00

Azmin: Govt adopts open, transparent approach to protect Tabung Haji depositors

The government has adopted an open and transparent manner to safeguard the welfare of Tabung Haji (TH) depositors, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HRDF Apr 09, 2019  @ 07:00

HRDF officers had a gala time

The ongoing clean-up of the abused Human Resources Development Fund revealed that a top executive and three deputies at the fund were lavished with salary increments and bonuses leading up to the last general election. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Apr 09, 2019  @ 07:00

NGOs want IPCMC to be set up

A concerted effort is underway in Parliament to push for the swift setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 09, 2019  @ 07:00

‘No justice for MH17 victims if Statute not ratified’

There will be no justice for the victims of MH17 tragedy if the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not ratified, says a group of student activists. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FELDA  Apr 09, 2019  @ 01:00

Felda White Paper to pave the way forward for settlers, says Azmin

The government will propose a new business model for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) besides other initiatives whe n its White Paper is tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 09, 2019 

New amendment Bill endorsed

The Federal Cabinet and the Federal Attorney General have endorsed a further amendment in terms of wording to the amendment Bill on Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, which is expected to be tabled for second reading today. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 08, 2019 @ 22:32

Malaysia, Singapore to draft supplementary agreement on RTS project

Malaysia and Singapore are working towards a new supplementary agreement on the suspended Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Apr 08, 2019  @ 22:21

Govt intends to compromise with opposition to restore Sabah, Sarawak status

The government intends to meet the opposition halfway to expedite an amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore Sabah and Sarawak to their former status as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

 

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New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 08, 2019  @ 22:19

New bill to regulate E-cigarettes and vapes by year end

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, and vaping devices will soon be regulated under new legislation that is being drafted by the Health Ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal  Apr 08, 2019  @ 21:00

Rome Statute: Status of four academics to be discussed, deputy minister says

The Education Ministry will discuss the status of the four academics whose executive summary to the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute led to the government’s decision to renounce its ratification last week. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 08, 2019  @ 20:11

Only jewellery imported through shipments have to be declared, says deputy minister

Only jewellery which are imported through cargo shipments have to be declared to the Customs Department, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Tax: MoF Apr 08, 2019  @ 19:30

Parliament passes digital tax bill, enforced Jan 1

The government is planning to impose a digital service tax of six per cent on foreign digital service providers from January 1, 2020, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 08, 2019  @ 19:24

Ku Li: Rulers could have been 'ill-advised' on Rome Statute

The Conference of Rulers could have been “ill-advised” on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), says Umno stalwart Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HSR Apr 08, 2019 @ 18:53

MyHSR to appoint tech consultant to review KL-SG HSR cost reduction options

MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp) plans to appoint a technical advisory consultant (TAC) to review the technical aspects of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project’s cost reduction options. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Apr 08, 2019  @ 18:52

Sugar tax will not involve drinks served at eateries: Dr Dzulkefly

The excise tax of 40 sen per litre on sweetened beverages scheduled for implementation from July 1 will not involve the drinks prepared and served at eateries, including Mamak restaurants and food kiosks, Health Minister Datuk Seri Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Apr 08, 2019  @ 18:35

Do your homework first before answering in Parliament, Dr Wee tells Teo

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has chided Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching over her parliamentary answer on the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificate issue.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: NAP Apr 08, 2019  @ 17:30

Revised National Automotive Policy to be unveiled in Q2, says deputy minister

The government is expected to unveil the revised National Automotive Policy (NAP) in the second quarter of 2019, which will include various measures to enhance the competitiveness of the industry through future technological trends. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Apr 08, 2019  @ 16:30

Vehicle transshipment in Malaysian ports now exempted from AP, says minister

The government has exempted the approved permit (AP) requirement for vehicles transshipped from local ports since April 1 this year.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Apr 08, 2019  @ 16:30

Mujahid: Waiting period for Tabung Haji depositors to perform Haj pilgrimage to be shortened

The Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) will look for ways to shorten the waiting period for its depositors to perform the haj pilgrimage, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Apr 08, 2019  @ 15:01

SPM candidates can take BM as single paper with approval

SPM candidates are allowed to take Bahasa Melayu as a single paper in the SPM exams as long they have permission from the National Examinations Board, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 08, 2019  @ 14:36

No deposit paid for sale of the Malaysian Consulate building in Hong Kong

here has been no deposit paid on the sale of the Malaysian Consulate building in Hong Kong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Projects Apr 08, 2019  @ 14:30

Penang CM denies PIL 1 project, LRT Line to begin construction next year

 The Penang state government has yet to obtain approval for the construction of the light rail transit (LRT) and Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) project, chief minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Apr 08, 2019  @ 14:11

Gerakan: ECRL rail line to Negri an election candy?

Gerakan National President Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai today questioned the factors that drove the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to announce that Negri Sembilan might benefit from the new rail line of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, from its original route connecting Port Klang in Selangor with Pengkalan Kubor in Kelantan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 08, 2019 @ 14:01

More than RM40,000 paid out through mySalam scheme since Jan 24

A total of RM40,200 has been paid out to 97 individuals under the mySalam scheme since it was launched on Jan 24. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 08, 2019  @ 13:40

To protect kids, govt to review archaic laws against begging, says Yeoh

There are plans to review archaic laws against door-to-door begging, says Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 08, 2019  @ 13:28

Waqf act to be tabled in Parliament by end of this year

An act for Waqf is expected to be tabled in the Parliament by year end to better manage endowment funds in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 08, 2019  @ 13:23

Malaysia, Singapore mutually suspend implementation of overlapping port limits

Malaysia and Singapore today mutually suspended the implementation of their overlapping port limits and applied their port limits in effect prior to Oct 25, 2018, and Dec 6, 2018, respectively. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 08, 2019  @ 13:14

Academicians who advised rulers on Rome Statute still keeping mum

The academicians who supposedly wrote a summary paper to convince the Conference of Rulers to reject the Rome Statute are still staying silent on their involvement in it.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 08, 2019  @ 13:00

Govt tables departure levy Bill

The much-anticipated Bill introducing a departure fee was tabled today in the Dewan Rakyat. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | IPCMC Apr 08, 2019  @ 13:00

NGOs march to Parliament demanding immediate set-up of IPCMC

A second group of demonstrators held court outside Parliament today demanding the government move to establish the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) without further delay. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Apr 08, 2019  @ 12:55

Khalid Samad: Govt plans to introduce new laws on urban renewal

The government is planning to introduce new legislation on urban renewal to ensure redevelopment of cities can be done in a more effective and sustainable manner, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 08, 2019  @ 12:00

Small group of protesters demand foreign minister, AG quit over Rome Statute

As the Dewan Rakyat sitting convened today, a group of about 40 men and women assembled at the gates of Parliament demanding the removal of Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Attorney General Tommy Thomas from their posts. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Apr 08, 2019 @ 10:54

'Claims of mass withdrawals from Tabung Haji accounts false

It is business as usual at all Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) branches nationwide, with no unusually high number of withdrawals detected. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 08, 2019  @ 10:32

Patriot disappointed but understands decision on Rome Statute

The National Patriot Association (Patriot) is disappointed that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups by withdrawing from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after having acceded to it. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: LTAT Apr 08, 2019  @ 10:06

Mat Sabu: LTAT audit manipulated, new one to be re-declared

The audit report for the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) will be re-declared after its report last year was found to be manipulated, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
 |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 08, 2019 @ 08:44

Johor MB to step down this week?

Johor is buzzing with talk of Datuk Osman Sapian stepping down as menteri besar, and that a reshuffle in the state cabinet will take place. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 08, 2019  @ 07:00

Critics of Rome Statute ‘catapulting’ Agong to absolute monarch, law expert says

Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi has accused critics of the Rome Statute of elevating the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) to the position of an absolute monarch, following the alleged leaked paper by academics to the Conference of Rulers. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Penang Tunnel Scandal Apr 08, 2019  @ 07:00

Gnanaraja to face 68 more charges

Businessman G. Gnanaraja, 38, who is already facing charges of cheating will be hauled to court again over 68 money laundering offences involving RM11.4mil. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Projects Apr 08, 2019  @ 07:00

Penang’s PIL and LRT to go ahead

Construction on the RM9bil light rail transit (LRT) line and the RM9.6bil Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) are scheduled to start in June next year. The Star learnt that the PIL has received approval from the Depart­ment of Environment – the federal regulator overseeing the Environ­mental Impact Assessment (EIA) report – in March while the LRT is expected to receive conditional approval from the Transport Minis­try in May.   |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election Apr 07, 2019 

Warisan to help ensure DAP win in Sandakan

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) will help ensure victory for Pakatan Harapan (PH) from DAP in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election in May, said Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

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New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 07, 2019  @ 23:30

Why consult rulers on Rome Statute in secret? Student whistleblowers ask academics

A group of student activists chided four academics today for allegedly consulting the Conference of Rulers in secret, ultimately leading to Putrajaya withdrawing its ratification of the Rome Statute.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 07, 2019  @ 22:30

Agong can be probed for ‘criminalising homosexuality’, academics claim in leaked paper

A group of academics have allegedly warned the Conference of Rulers that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) may be probed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the country’s criminalisation of homosexuality. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PTPTN Apr 07, 2019  @ 22:00

PTPTN: RM56b allocated for over three million students as of February this year

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has allocated RM56 billion as of February this year to help more than three million students to pursue their studies at institutions of higher learning. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 07, 2019  @ 20:22

Johor Ruler thanks govt for listening to the people over Rome Statute

Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar thanked the government for listening to the voice of the people by not ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 07, 2019 @ 20:02

Rantau by-election: Dr Streram denies campaign director detained

Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Rantau by-election Dr S. Streram has denied allegations that his campaign director was detained by the police in connection with provocative buntings, that went viral on social media. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 07, 2019 @ 19:36

Villagers get land titles after a long wait

After 15 years of waiting, S.Krishnan, 49 and his wife S.Rita, 48, were finally granted a Temporary Occupational Licence (TOL) for their home. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Apr 07, 2019  @ 19:35

Guan Eng should address discrepancies over sale of HK consulate building

There are still some discrepancies with the sale of the Malaysian consulate building in Hong Kong, which Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has not addressed, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 07, 2019 @ 18:42

RM10m transfer was for London apartment: Mohamad Hasan

Former Negri Sembilan mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today said that the RM10 million he remitted through a money changer a decade ago was for the purchase of an apartment in London. |