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Apr 15, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 15, 2019  @ 23:30

Mujahid: Jais to act on book launch, forum about ‘dehijabing’

Selangor religious authorities have been informed of a book launch and forum on Malay women and discarding the hijab in Petaling Jaya last weekend, minister in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 21:21

ECRL changes get several thumbs up

The resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, with new conditions favourable to Malaysia and at a lower price, has received the thumbs up from various quarters. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

 

New Malaysia | Govt ProgrammeApr 15, 2019 @ 20:07

PeKa B40 well-received in Sarawak

New healthcare scheme for the low-income group, PeKA B40, has been well-received in Sarawak and saw 46 private clinics registered as panels over the past two weeks. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 15, 2019  @ 17:30

Make sure Pan Borneo Highway completed before GE15, Sabah assemblyman urges

The Pan Borneo Highway project, which is currently in construction, needs to be completed by 2024 as scheduled or before the 15th General Election, said an assemblyman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 15, 2019  @ 17:10

More than 70% of Anjung Singgah homeless have found jobs

Seventy-three percent of the 7,047 homeless people who stayed at Anjung Singgah as at January this year have been given help to land jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 15, 2019  @ 17:10

Prove Najib knew funds in Ambank account illegal, Shafee tells the prosecution

The prosecution must prove that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was aware and complicit that the funds that went into his Ambank account was related to the RM42 million allegedly diverted from SRC International Sdn Bhd, lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MA63 Amendment Apr 15, 2019 

Failure to amend constitution will not obstruct Sabah from claiming rights

The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt ProgrammeApr 15, 2019 @ 17:10

Permata will now be called Genius

The National Permata programme (Permata) will now be called Genius as it is set to undergo a rebranding process, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 15, 2019  @ 16:50

Another three arrested over Rantau intimidation

Three members of a political party have been arrested over the intimidation and harassment of two policemen in a police vehicle during the Rantau by-election. This brings the number of suspects held over the incident to five. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: SKIN Project Apr 15, 2019 @ 15:03

Prestariang files RM732 million claim against Govt for terminating SKIN project

Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd (PSKIN), a subsidiary of Prestariang Bhd, today filed a legal claim totalling RM732 million against the government for the unilateral termination of the national immigration control system (SKIN) project by way of expropriation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 15:01

Lower financial commitment following improved ECRL deal

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said today there would be a substantial reduction in financial commitments to Malaysia from the overall loan facility with the improved East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) agreement. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 15, 2019  @ 15:00

Rapid Bus goes cashless on Ampang corridor today

Rapid Bus will go cashless on its Ampang corridor routes today. However, its 30,000 daily commuters have a grace period of using cash until May 14.  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 15, 2019  @ 14:51

Najib was a director of Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, High Court told

The High Court here was today told that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was one of the directors of the Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 14:47

M’sia to discuss sale of palm oil to China after renegotiating ECRL deal

Malaysia is taking advantage of the signing of the East Coast Rail Link’s (ECRL) Supplementary Agreement (SA) to work out the export of palm oil to China, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 14:30

MRL-CCCC JV to manage, operate, maintain ECRL, says Dr M

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) have agreed to form a 50:50 joint-venture (JV) company to manage, operate and maintain the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) rail network, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Apr 15, 2019 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 15, 2019  @ 14:00

Bank Negara man reveals 2015 raid to get Najib’s Ambank account info

Bank Negara Malaysia had raided an Ambank branch in 2015 to obtain details on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts, an officer from the central bank testified today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 15, 2019  @ 13:51

JPJ collected RM4.23bil in revenue for 2018, says Anthony Loke

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) collected RM4.23bil in revenue for 2018, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt ProgrammeApr 15, 2019 @ 13:38

Village Adoption Programme in Orang Asli settlements a big help to the community

The village adoption programme for villages in Orang Asli settlements is an effective effort to improve the economic standards and education awareness of the community. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt ProgrammeApr 15, 2019 @ 13:31

MB Inc gives thumbs-up to Village Adoption Programme

Menteri Besar Perak Incorporated (MB Inc) has given the thumbs-up to Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu for continuously empowering the Orang Asli community in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 13:26

ECRL project increases local work participation to 40%

The East Coast Rail Link project, which was on the negotiation table between the Malaysian and Chinese government for 10 months, has been allowed to proceed with several adjustments to the agreement. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 13:22

New date set for ECRL completion

The new completion date for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is December 31, 2026 – about two years later than the original date of June 30 2024. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints PTMP Apr 15, 2019  @ 13:10

CAP and SAM upset over EIA approval for Pan Island Link

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are upset by that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Pan-Island Link (PIL) has been approved by the Department of Environment (DOE) with 56 conditions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: MA63 Apr 15, 2019  @ 13:00

Sabah CM says would table urgent motion on MA63

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said he has no issue with tabling an emergency motion to discuss the 1963 Malaysia Agreement in the Sabah assembly. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 15, 2019 @ 12:49

Loke: Govt not planning to implement End-of-Life vehicle policy

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has denied a news report that the government is planning to implement an End-of-Life vehicle (ELV) policy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 12:42

Joint venture company to be set up to operate, maintain ECRL

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and the China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) will set up a joint venture company to participate in the operations and maintenance of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 12:30

PM: China company to refund part of RM3.1b ECRL advance

China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has agreed to refund part of the RM3.1 billion advance payment for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Phase 2, Double Tracking and the Northern Extension under the original contract. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 12:30

Dr M: ECRL deal involved palm oil trade but not Jho Low

The revised agreement with China for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) was not related to Malaysia’s hunt for fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad clarified today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 15, 2019  @ 12:30

New contactless immigration clearance system for Singaporeans on trial at Tuas Checkpoint

Returning to Singapore via Tuas Checkpoint? Look out for a new contactless immigration clearance system there, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 12:12

Dr M: Govt renegotiated ECRL to avoid paying RM21.78bil termination fee

The government decided to go back to the negotiation table on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project because its termination would cost RM21.78bil with “nothing to show for it”, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 15, 2019  @ 11:33

Felda to engage settlers’ views on new direction

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will hold an engagement session with settlers in the near future to hear their views on the agency’s new direction following the recent tabling of its white paper. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: PTMP Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:43

Pan Island Link's EIA report approved by DOE: Penang CM

The Department of Environment (DOE) has granted conditional approval for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1), a component of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: ECRL Apr 15, 2019  @ 10:22

Forbes: ECRL cost-savings saves Malaysia from China's debt trap

Malaysia's success in renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with China is significant as it saves Malaysia from the debt trap that Sri Lanka fell into, Forbes writes.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 15, 2019  @ 09:28

Najib arrives for second day of SRC trial

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) arrived at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for the second day of his SRC International Sdn trial today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 15, 2019  @ 08:30

After Rantau win, analysts hail ‘moderate’ Tok Mat as beacon of BN’s promising future

Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s win at the recently-concluded Rantau polls earned him moral and political legitimacy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC Act Apr 15, 2019  @ 07:30

Malaysian Bar reminds Pakatan of pledge to abolish, not amend NSC Act

The Malaysian Bar has taken the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to task for its proposed amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act recently instead of abolishing it as promised in its election manifesto. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 15, 2019  @ 07:00

Drastic cancer drug price drop to benefit patients

The price of the costly trastuzumab, a breast cancer drug for HER2-positive patients has dropped by more than half in the tender to the Health Ministry, resulting in more patients expected to be treated in the ministry hospitals.
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New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 15, 2019  @ 07:00

Govt mulls measures to protect ringgit again

The government may impose measures to protect the ringgit again if speculators continue to attack the currency, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 15, 2019  @ 07:00

Tok Mat ‘the galvaniser’

Barisan Nasional’s victory in the Rantau by-election is a huge achievement for the opposition coalition, unlike the previous Cameron Highlands and Semenyih successes. This has the hallmarks of a significant difference.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | MA63 Amendment Apr 15, 2019 

PBS supports proposed amendment, but with conditions

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) supported the altered proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, but with conditions. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Apr 14, 2019 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 14, 2019  @ 19:57

Mohamad Hasan’s victory not surprising: Analysts 

From the word go, it was quite clear that Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan was the man to beat in the Rantau by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 14, 2019  @ 18:51

Dr M: Foreigners will become fourth force in Malaysia if locals shun certain jobs

Foreign workers will be a fourth force in the country if Malaysians continue to refuse jobs in sectors dominated by them, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.  ​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite Mining Apr 14, 2019  @ 18:45

Public to channel concerns on bauxite mining via online complaint site

The Bauxite Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Executive Review Committee will create a special online complaint site for the public to voice any concern arising from bauxite mining activities here, soon. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite Mining Apr 14, 2019 @ 18:17

Bauxite mining: Felda Bukit Goh settlers seeking answers

The future of bauxite mining activities at Felda Bukit Goh, here, took centre stage at a public hearing and engagement with stakeholders in the mining industry at the Sultan Ahmad Shah Silver Jubilee hall. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 14, 2019 @ 18:10

Daim: Have no fear, ECRL will have stops at designated stations in Terengganu

The people of Terengganu will get a chance to travel on the high speed train on the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) tracks and they may even get tickets subsidised by the operators. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Government Programmes  Apr 14, 2019  @ 18:30

Peka B40 health screening starts tomorrow, says minister

The Peka B40 health screening programme for the poor will start nationwide tomorrow, Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad announced today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints : ECRL Apr 14, 2019  @ 13:45

Give minorities a chance in ECRL project, group urges

Local companies, particularly from the minority groups, must be given equal opportunities in the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), said Minority Business Chamber (MBC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints : MTUCL Apr 14, 2019  @ 13:11

Stop currying favour with capitalists, prioritise our workers, MTUC tells govt

The government needs to stop “currying favour” with capitalists under the guise of enhancing foreign direct investments (FDI), at the expense of workers, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: E-hailing Apr 14, 2019  @ 12:12

Only 35 out of 200,000 e-hailing vehicles have come for inspection: Puspakom

Only 35 out of the 200,000 e-hailing vehicles in operation have been brought to Puspakom for their vehicles to be inspected said Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Shukor Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 14, 2019  @ 11:45

Chronology of events that led to Osman’s resignation as Johor MB

The following is a chronology of events and controversies involving former Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian (pix) that culminated in his resignation on Monday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 14, 2019  @ 11:30

Johor sovereignty must be shielded from ‘pretend’ human rights advocates, says Ruler

Johor’s sovereignty, Islam, and Malay privileges must be protected from outsiders who hide behind human rights, Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Apr 14, 2019  @ 11:16

Worst is over, depositors remain confident: Tabung Haji CEO

The total deposits received by the Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) still show a positive figure as the confidence of the depositors remains intact even though the institution has declared a low dividend payment for 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90 mil Apr 14, 2019  @ 11:11

I didn’t tell the truth but... Nik Abduh confesses

PAS central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz has said he didn’t tell the truth about a voice recording allegedly proving that the Islamist party had accepted funds from its former political rival, Umno. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

RM25.1 billion cost reduction - Forest reserves 'spared the axe'

Malaysia would not have been able to trim RM25.1 billion off the East Coast Rail Link’s (ECRL) costs had it chosen to retain the former route which requires tunnelling through the Main Range, say experts. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 14, 2019  @ 10:30

Zuraida to moot third vote model by 2021

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said she would propose to the Cabinet by 2021 a model for local council elections. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 14, 2019  @ 10:00

Minister: Law against racist housing practices to be tabled by year end

A new Bill to combat racial discrimination in housing is expected to undergo its first reading in Parliament by year end, Zuraida Kamaruddin said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Dr Sahruddin sworn in as new Johor Menteri Besar

Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal was sworn in as the 17th Menteri Besar of Johor at Istana Bukit Serene here, today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 14, 2019  @ 09:30

Engagement needed to bridge info gap between policymakers and rakyat

Frequent engagements between policymakers and the people are needed for Malaysians, particularly Malay Muslim youths, to better grasp the meaning of living in Malaysia Baharu (New Malaysia), says Malaysia Youth Foundation director Mustaffa Kamil Ayub. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 14, 2019  @ 07:00

Ministry to set up strata agency

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will set up an agency to boost the efficiency of strata management.
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New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 14, 2019  @ 07:00

DPM: Allocations proof of govt’s concern for the OKU

The allocations and policies that cater to the disabled (OKU) people is proof of the government’s concern for their well-being, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 14, 2019  @ 07:00

‘Voters unhappy with Pakatan’

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s victory shows he is a leader for all races and at the same time, it is also a message to Pakatan Harapan that voters are unhappy with its leadership, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 14, 2019 @ 08:23

Three Perak GLC senior officers suspended

The Board of Directors of a state statutory body has decided to suspend the duties of its three senior officers with immediate effect to enable investigations into alleged power abuse and misappropriation of assets. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 14, 2019 

Grassroots leaders told to list out proposed RTP projects

Grassroots leaders from all across Pantai Damai state constituency should continue to list out proposed developments deemed necessary for their respective areas. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 13, 2019 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 13, 2019  @ 20:23

Official: BN retains Rantau with 4,510 majority 

Barisan Nasional (BN) retains Rantau with a 4,510 vote majority, according to the official results displayed during the counting session at SJK (C) Bandar Sri Sendayan, as of 8.10pm. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 13, 2019  @ 15:00

Possible reshuffle in Johor exco line-up with MB change, Osman says

The Johor executive council may undergo some changes alongside a new mentri besar, incumbent Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government leader Datuk Osman Sapian today said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 13, 2019  @ 14:44

Bersih chides political parties for flouting election laws in Rantau

As the battle for the Rantau seat moves into its last leg, electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 has taken to task political parties for flouting election laws by campaigning on polling day.| Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 13, 2019  @ 13:44

Turn service centres into one-stop centres to help rakyat: Wan Azizah

Pakatan Harapan (PH) elected representatives must fill the triumph at the 14th General Election by giving the best service to the people and turn community service centres into one-stop centres which connect government agencies to the people. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Rosmah Apr 13, 2019  @ 10:00

Rosmah’s ‘pink diamond’ not found, but cop says has proof of purchase with 1MDB cash

Bukit Aman said it has solid evidence to prove money from state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was used to buy a pink diamond even though the jewel itself has not been found. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 13, 2019 @ 08:46

Loke: New ECRL route to avoid Titiwangsa Range

Changes were made to the original East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route alignment to avoid the construction of an 18km tunnel cutting into the Titiwangsa Range. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 13, 2019  @ 09:01

Revival of ECRL not an election bait: Wan Azizah

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has pointed out that the East Coast Railway Line (ECRL) project that has been revived is not a bait for the by-election for the Rantau State Constituency. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 13, 2019  @ 08:28

Rantau contest tough, but PH confident: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident of Pakatan Harapan (PH) chances in the Rantau state by-election, although the contest looks tough. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 13, 2019  @ 07:00

Less tunnelling work lowers ECRL cost

The revised alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will not require extensive tunnelling work, which was a major cost component of the project. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 13, 2019 

Sarawak first to have CeIO programme

Sarawak will be the first state to have Certified Integrity Officers (CeIO) programme in the fight against corruption. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

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Apr 12, 2019 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 12, 2019 @ 17:44

No ECRL stop for Terengganu: MB seeks meeting with PM

Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar will meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad first before making any statements on the resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 12, 2019 @ 15:53

Daim: Slightly shorter ECRL will not go through Gombak

The RM21. 5 billion reduction in cost for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) was mainly achieved by reducing the cost per kilometre for the project from RM90 million to RM68 million. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 12, 2019  @ 15:32

ECRL to resume at reduced cost of RM44b: PMO

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will resume at a reduced cost following the signing of a supplementary agreement (SA) between Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: MAPS Apr 12, 2019  @ 15:00

Builders, staff of scandal-hit Perak movie animation park paid twice, says audit chief

Audit reports into the scandal-tainted Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) show double payments to the company’s employees and the subcontractors hired for its construction. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Apr 12, 2019  @ 14:39

Najib: Pakatan bailing out Tabung Haji after destroying it

The whole fiasco involving Tabung Haji (TH) is meant to hide the Pakatan Harapan government's mismanagement of the Muslim pilgrimage fund, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who claims that it is Pakatan that destroyed the fund. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 12, 2019  @ 14:09

ECRL project is back on, supplementary deal signed

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and China Communications Construction Company Ltd have signed a supplementary agreement that will pave the way for the resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 12, 2019  @ 13:35

Curtain raiser to Rantau polling

Outstation and Indian voters have emerged to become last minute factors for the four candidates seeking a win when voting commences in the Rantau state by – election at Negri Sembilan tomorrow. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 12, 2019 @ 13:10

Perak Prihatin Card recipients happy for the assistance

Perak Prihatin Card recipients were all smiles as they were handed the much-awaited assistance from the state government, which is meant to help ease their burden in facing the rising cost of living. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 12, 2019  @ 13:00

FGV welcomes Putrajaya’s bid to diversify settlers’ income streams

The government’s plan to diversify the income streams of Felda settlers to alleviate the settlers’ financial situation is a positive move. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 12, 2019  @ 07:00

Health minister: Govt foots RM2.2b yearly haemodialysis bill

The government spends about RM2.2 billion a year to meet the cost of haemodialysis treatments a year for kidney patients. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 12, 2019  @ 07:00

Bersatu member will fill Johor MB post, says Muhyiddin

Two or three names may be presented to the Sultan of Johor for consideration for the state’s mentri besar post after the Ruler has accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 12, 2019  @ 02:00

Gobind says manifesto’s main core to save nation from corruption done

DAP deputy chairman, Gobind Singh Deo today criticised the Opposition who often harped that the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government have failed to implement its manifesto which was promised at the past general election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

 

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Apr 11, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PSA Apr 11, 2019  @ 19:27

Public Service Act has agreement of all parties: Abu Kassim

All disagreements between several ministers and interested parties in working out the clauses of the Public Service Act have been resolved and an agreement has been reached, according to the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 11, 2019  @ 19:16

1,236 graduands to be appointed graduate medical officers: Dr Dzulkefly

A total of 1,236 medical graduands will be appointed as graduate medical officers (PPS) this month as part of the government’s effort to provide housemanship training for medical graduates, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | DBKL Land Sale Apr 11, 2019 @ 18:53

PAC to summon AG, MACC chief on DBKL land sale

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull will be summoned to face the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) soon. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 11, 2019  @ 18:50

Misleading reports: Media may face action by soon-to-be-set up media council

Media that publishes misleading reports on people’s issues may face regulatory action by the Media Council which to be set up soon, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 17:23

Felda’s loss is like daylight robbery: Abu Kassim

The losses incurred by the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) have been described as ‘daylight robbery’ by director-general of the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC), Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Apr 11, 2019 @ 16:44

Noraini is new PAC chairman

The Dewan Rakyat passed the motion for Parit Sulong MP Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad to be appointed as the new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Apr 11, 2019 @ 16:42

OKU drivers may be able to apply for PSV licence from May

Physically-challenged drivers (OKU) may be able to apply for their Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence from May onwards. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 11, 2019  @ 16:23

New national car brand a boost for automotive industry: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia’s desire to create a new national car brand is significant and will intensify the development of the automotive industry in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAPS Apr 11, 2019  @ 16:11

Perak MB lodges report at MACC over theme park funding

The Perak Mentri Besar's office has lodged a report with the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over discrepancies related to the development of a theme park here. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: LTAT Apr 11, 2019  @ 16:00

LTAT failed to state RM88.9m impairment in FY17 financial report, says audit dept

The National Audit Department (JAN) has found that the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) has failed to report the impairment for two “available for sale securities” amounting to RM88.90 million in its financial statements ended December 31, 2017 (FY17). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 15:59

Najib to be referred to privileges committee for breaking embargo

Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will be referred to the Parliament Rights and Privileges Committee for violating an embargo on the Felda White Paper. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 11, 2019  @ 15:30

Johor sultan does not have absolute powers in appointment of new MB, say lawyers

The Johor ruler has no absolute powers under the state constitution to appoint a person of his choice as mentri besar as he is bound to follow constitutional requirements, according to several lawyers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 11, 2019  @ 15:08

Govt looking to expand home care-based palliative care services

As part of the its efforts on the 'uberisation' of healthcare, the government is looking to expand home care-based palliative care services, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 11, 2019  @ 13:59

Felda woes show the need for legislation on political financing

Following the revelations in the Felda White Papers on Wednesday (April 10), the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) says government-linked companies (GLCs) should be prevented from serving as vehicles for political financing.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 11, 2019  @ 13:45

Civil servant, company manager remanded by MACC for embezzling RM3.5m in state funds

A state government civil servant and the manager of an event management company were remanded for six and five days, respectively, to assist with investigations into allegations of misappropriating RM3.5 million from the Perak state government’s allocation, for personal benefit. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 13:30

Former Felda chief Isa Samad’s graft, CBT trial set for October

Tan Sri Isa Samad’s trial for one criminal breach of trust (CBT) and nine corruption charges over the inflated purchase price of a Kuching hotel while he was chairman of Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will commence in October. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 11, 2019  @ 13:30

'They can try, but it will fail,' says Dr M of alleged coup bids

Alleged plans to topple the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will fail as the coalition was democratically chosen by Malaysians, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 11, 2019  @ 13:30

‘Losers’ can’t decide who will be next Johor MB, says Mahathir

“Losers” are not in the position to decide who will be the next Johor mentri besar, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 11, 2019  @ 13:28

Tok Mat: EC quick to act against us but not against Pakatan

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan claims that the Election Commission (EC) has failed to stop several alleged election offences in the campaign for the Rantau by-election. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Apr 11, 2019 @ 13:27

Tok Mat: Police should probe Rafizi's confession of GE14 'incitement

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has urged police to investigate a claim by PKR deputy president Mohd Rafizi Ramli that he had instructed Dr S Streram to crash a police blockade during the 14th general election’s (GE14) nomination day. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Gov’t opts for children’s commissioner over commission: Wan Azizah

The government has opted to appoint a children’s commissioner instead of establishing a children’s commission to resolve issues relating to the protection of children, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 11, 2019  @ 12:00

No cabotage only for foreign ships repairing undersea cables, minister says

The government has spared foreign ships repairing undersea cables in Malaysian waters from the cabotage policy in a bid to draw investment from international telecommunications, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Apr 11, 2019  @ 10:30

Sri Maha Mariamman task force prods AG on November pledge

The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Task Force questioned today Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas’s subsequent silence about its land dispute since promising a settlement last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 11, 2019  @ 10:00

Sources: Dr M unhappy with exiting MB’s resolve against Johor palace

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dropped Datuk Osman Sapian as Johor mentri besar for failing to take Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) side in policy matters, according to coalition sources. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 09:29

Najib faces three-month parliamentary suspension for breaking Felda embargo

A motion will be moved in Parliament today (April 11) to suspend former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for three months.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 07:00

Taking Felda forward the smart way

Felda will formulate a new business model whereby the government manages the settlers’ land through a long-term rental arrangement. And cash crops would be planted, all aimed at generating higher incomes for the settlers. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 07:00

69% of settlers are aged 61 to 79 years

Most of Felda’s 317 land schemes are now facing the problem of a significant change in demography with 69% of the settlers aged 61 to 79 years.The white paper on Felda tabled in Parliament by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali highlights this challenge, with most elderly settlers still dependent on Felda for a living.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 11, 2019  @ 07:00

Planting seeds to a new Felda

The scale of malfeasance was staggering. The White Paper on the goings-on in Felda and its subsidiaries read like a litany of wrongdoings that breached proper governance standards that most companies have to prescribe to.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Laws Apr 11, 2019 @ 00:44

Dewan Rakyat passes Departure Levy Bill, Administration of Islamic Law Bill

Dewan Rakyat last night passed the Departure Levy Bill 2019 and the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2018. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Sabah, Sarawak miss opportunity to restore status as equal partners

Sabah and Sarawak missed the opportunity to restore the status of both states as equal partners with the Peninsular as stated in the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63) after the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was rejected at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MA63 Apr 11, 2019 

Bill did not seek to restore status, claims Yong

The defeated bill did not seek to restore equal status to Sabah, Sarawak and Malaya, according to Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MA63 Apr 11, 2019 

Minister failed to understand what Sabah, Sarawak MPs want – Rahman

After being debated on for hours in Dewan rakyat on Tuesday, the Constitutional Amendment Bill to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with the Federation of Malaya as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 failed to obtain the required two-thirds majority support. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 10, 2019  @ 23:17

Academic proposes EC also oversees political parties

An academic has proposed that the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC) be expanded to also cover party elections. |Read more >|SunDaily

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