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Apr 21, 2019 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 21, 2019 @ 21:45

Regulate funding for political parties: Patriot

The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has proposed that funding for political parties be regulated to curb corrupt practices.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 21, 2019 @ 20:37

Power comes with responsibility, Wan Azizah reminds media

The media can serve as a powerful tool to disseminate information provided by the government, and it should practise greater responsibility when reporting.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoYS Apr 21, 2019 @ 18:13

Task force formed to create a million high-quality jobs in next 10 years

The government will be setting up a special task force to prepare one million high-quality jobs for youths in the next five to 10 years.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 21, 2019 @ 19:53

Karpal’s dream has come true: Children

Karpal Singh did not live long enough to see it, but he can rest assured that his dream for a reformed Malaysia is now a reality.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: MAPS Apr 21, 2019 @ 17:32

Perak gov't will not close MAPS, says MB

The Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) here, a joint venture project by a subsidiary of the Perak government, will not be closed as it provides job opportunities for the locals.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt: MoE Apr 21, 2019 @ 16:17

Proposal to raise quota for non-Bumi students to be brought to Cabinet

The proposal to increase the non-Bumiputera quota for the Education Ministry’s Matriculation Programme will be brought to the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt: Bersatu Apr 21, 2019 @ 16:04

Bersatu supports Education Ministry's 10% non-bumi intake policy

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has voiced support for the Education Ministry's decision to maintain the intake policy of 90% bumiputra students and 10% non-bumiputra students in government matriculation programmes.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Apr 21, 2019 @ 16:00

RM140m to transport goods to interior areas nationwide, says deputy minister

The government has allocated a total of RM140 million for the transportation of basic necessities to interior areas under the essential goods price standardisation programme nationwide.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: MoT Apr 21, 2019 @ 15:10

Malaysia committed to ensuring RTS link project is continued, says Loke

Malaysia is committed to ensure that the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project will be continued, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 21, 2019 @ 15:00

MACC to fight ex-Johor exco’s acquittal of 37 graft charges

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will contest the Session Court’s acquittal today of former Johor exco Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi over 37 charges of corruption and money laundering from a previous a housing and land scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: Tourism Apr 21, 2019 @ 14:59

Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge to be gazetted as heritage site

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is gazetting the Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (PKGS) as a national heritage site under the National Heritage Act 2005 (Act 645).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: JPJ Apr 21, 2019 @ 14:21

‘Crippled’ Penang RTD gets help from Perak

The Penang Road Transport Deparment which is practically “crippled” following the arrest of 46 of its enforcement officers for alleged corruption, is getting help from its Perak counterpart.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 21, 2019 @ 13:38

PM reminds PNB not to be complacent in fulfilling its responsibility towards investors

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reminded the leadership and management of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) not to be complacent in fulfilling its responsibility and obligation in pursuing the hopes and aspirations of its investors.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: JPJ Apr 21, 2019 @ 11:13

Five more Penang JPJ officers remanded in alleged lorry protection racket case

Five more enforcement officers from the Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ) have been remanded for seven days at a magistrate's court here.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Putrajaya shifts High Court registry from Sarawak to Sabah

The federal government is relocating the Registrar of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu effective May 1, according to a circular leaked online.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 21, 2019 @ 08:13

MACC expects new act to be implemented before year end

The new act under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which requires politicians and senior government officials Grade Jusa C and above, to declare their assets, is expected to be implemented before the end of this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: JPJ Apr 21, 2019 @ 08:05

RTD sets up special committee to improve work procedures

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has set up a special committee to review the department’s procedures and work practices to address the issue of power abuse and corruption among its personnel.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 21, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Johor govt will help poor with housing’

The state government is open to negotiation and will help residents of People’s Housing Projects (PPR) and the government rented homes’ programme, Rumah Sewa Kerajaan (RSK), in settling their rental arrears.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Jagdeep: Act against those who illegally dispose waste

The state government wants the police to take action against the culprits who illegally disposed waste into the sea off Farquhar Street here.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 21, 2019 

Sarawak government to take over deferred federal projects

The act of ‘buruk siku’ – a Malay proverb that describes one taking back what had been given – by Putrajaya has left Sarawak government with very little choice but to come up with its own funding to re-implement key approved federal projects that have been deferred.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 20, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Apr 20, 2019 @ 23:00

We’re working to fix it, Defence Minister says amid discrepancies in armed forces fund

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said that the government is working to correct the discrepancies in the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT), after the National Audit Department flagged the organisation for several dubious financial management.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Initiatives Apr 20, 2019 @ 22:54

Agriculture Ministry hands over RM300k in incentives to Penang padi farmers

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry today handed Padi Planting Management Model Plot incentives of RM303,875 to padi farmers in Penang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 20, 2019 @ 21:00

Minister: Felda’s cost of living allowance and advance loan payments will remain the same

The cost of living allowance and advance loan payments for Felda settlers will not be slashed down to RM1,000 as proposed by the body’s board of directors, said Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 20:13

Government denies backtracking pledge to change draconian laws

The government denied it is backtracking in its pledge to change draconian laws in the country.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Revivals: Bandar M'sia Apr 20, 2019 @ 19:58

Bandar Malaysia revival should be in line with Malaysia's socio-economic growth

Revival of the Bandar Malaysia mega-project should be thoroughly planned and studied to ensure it is in line with Malaysia's socio-economic growth, said economists.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Apr 20, 2019 @ 19:26

344 trading spaces at Ramadan Bazaar in Jalan Raja: Khalid

The new Ramadan Bazaar in Jalan Raja here will offer 344 trading spaces, which are more spacious and organised, to provide convenience to traders and visitors, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: Reforms Apr 20, 2019 @ 19:17

Liew: PSC on MA63 will be established

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be established.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MA63 Amendment Apr 20, 2019 @ 17:30

Parliamentary Select Committee on MA63 will be established, says Liew

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be established.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: JPJ Apr 20, 2019 @ 17:21

MACC nabs a further 22 Penang JPJ officers for 'protecting' lorry drivers

The MACC have arrested a further 22 enforcement officers from the Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ), believed to be involved in "protecting" lorry drivers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 17:01

Malaysia to bid for Mobile Legends World Cup?

Malaysia does not rule out the possibility of bidding to become the host of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Cup, which will be held in a South East Asian country this year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 17:00

Xavier: Penang govt reminded to comply with National Physical Planning Council recommendations

The Penang government has been reminded to comply with the 18 recommendations made by the National Physical Planning Council (MPFN), before the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project can be fully approved.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 15:48

Committee studying minimum wage will present proposal next year: Kula

The federal government has not decided anything on compensation sought by state governments for their forest and wildlife reserves that are used as water catchment areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 15:27

OKU quota will not be affected by plans to reduce size of civil service: DPM

The government’s plan to reduce the size of the civil service will not affect the policy of having one per cent participation by OKU (people with different abilities).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 14:38

Ipoh mayor to be sacked after going Awol for months

Datuk Zamri Man will be removed as Ipoh mayor for going absent without leave (AWOL).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 14:30

CM: Sarawak to go ahead with projects deferred by Putrajaya

The state government will proceed with implementing projects in Sarawak that have been suspended by the federal government, since they will greatly benefit the public, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 13:13

Plan to set up NIAT get MOH’s attention

A proposal to set up the National Institute for Assistive Technology (NIAT) by the Malaysian Foundation for the Blind (MFB) will be discussed at the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) post Cabinet meeting, said its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 20, 2019 @ 13:08

No decision on compensation for water catchment areas yet: Dr Xavier

The federal government has not decided anything on compensation sought by state governments for their forest and wildlife reserves that are used as water catchment areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Apr 20, 2019 @ 13:00

Mat Sabu: Defence spending temporarily halted to fix Tabung Haji, Felda

Any expenditure to improve the country’s defence assets has taken a backseat to channel funds to bailout Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) and the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:09

Xavier says no decision yet, as Pahang demands RM17bil for conserving forest

The federal government has not made a decision on whether to compensate Pahang RM17.1bil for conserving its forests. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 20, 2019 @ 09:02

Suhakam wants its annual report debated in parliament

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called on the government to allow debate on Suhakam’s Annual Report 2018 in the next sitting of parliament in July as part of its reforms.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt: Housing Apr 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Zuraida: Mega project tests govt’s new housing policy

The revived Bandar Malaysia will be the test bed for the Pakatan Harapan government’s new housing policy, with 10,000 units of affordable homes to be built on prime land in Kuala Lumpur. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: SAPP Apr 20, 2019 

‘Signature campaign demands release of 5,000 RCI missing papers’

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Youth Movement will be organising a signature campaign to demand the present government to immediately release the 5,000 missing papers from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) Report on Illegal Immigrants of Sabah. |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 22:15

PM wants companies to invest in R&D, upskill labour force

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is urging companies to invest in research and development in order to enhance innovation and identify new high value-added products and services.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 21:14

PM questions potential rating downgrade

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is puzzled with the potential downgrade of the country’s credit rating by rating agencies, following the government’s decision to rescue the ailing Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and Tabung Haji (TH). |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 21:00

Tabung Haji deposits will be properly managed, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured depositors that their money in Tabung Haji (TH) would be properly managed by the Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Apr 19, 2019 @ 21:00

Hawkers’ association agrees to manage Ramadan bazaars with DBKL

The Federal Territory Malay Hawkers and Petty Traders Association (PPPKMWP) has agreed to manage the 50 Bazar Ramadan locations throughout the federal capital together with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >|Malaymail

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Apr 19, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 20:59

Malaysia negotiating to buy military equipment through barter: Mohamad Sabu

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with several countries, including Pakistan, Russia and China, to acquire military assets through barter trade. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 20:51

Govt mulls introducing cyber security act: Dr Wan Azizah

The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act on cyber security, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 20:28

PM: Malaysia has no plans to withdraw from the bond market

Commenting on a research conducted by multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley on Malaysia’s position in the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia would remain in the bond market.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 19, 2019 @ 20:24

Monorail project in Putrajaya to go on

Putrajaya Corporation (PjC) has confirmed that the government will continue its monorail project which was previously suspended in mid-2004.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects: Bandar M'sia Apr 19, 2019 @ 19:55

Dr M explains why Bandar Malaysia project reinstated

The government has decided to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia Project following a Cabinet meeting on April 17.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul: FELDA Apr 19, 2019 @ 19:30

Mahathir defends government's move to give RM6.2bil in aid to Felda

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended the government’s move to give out RM6.2bil in aid to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) following a negative credit rating by Moody’s.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Apr 19, 2019 @ 18:23

RM1b cash crop project to help restore Felda’s financial health

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs will undertake a RM1 billion cash crop project to help restore Felda’s financial health within five years.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Revivals: Bandar M'sia Apr 19, 2019 @ 18:00

Axed in 2017, Bandar Malaysia back on track as ‘people-centric’ project

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced today the revival of the Bandar Malaysia project, that was previously cancelled in May 2017.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies: MoT Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:27

Perak e-hailing drivers urge govt to standardise price of PSV licence

The e-hailing drivers in Perak have urged the government to standardise the price of the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence and the insurance payment scheme due to different rates set by regions and states.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: Budget Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:26

RM2m allocation for bus stop, market in Perlis

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has approved RM1 million for the construction of a new bus stop and another RM1 million to restore and upgrade the Sena market in Perlis.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: Mindef Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:23

No more honorary military ranks for politicians, celebrities: Mohamad

The Defence Ministry has discontinued the practice of awarding honorary ranks and the donning of military uniforms by politicians and celebrities, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Projects: PSR Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:08

Chow insists Penang South Reclamation project good to go once 18 conditions are met

As long as Penang is able to meet the 18 conditions set by the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) on the implementation of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, the project is good to go.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:00

Show up for July 19 appeal or risk forfeiting frozen RM48m, Jho Low’s dad told

The High Court here today fixed July 19 for third parties who wish to contest the forfeiture of monies worth over RM48 million seized from seven bank accounts belonging to Tan Sri Larry Low Hock Peng, the father of fugitive businessman Jho Low, to appear before the court.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Revivals: Bandar M'sia Apr 19, 2019 @ 16:46

Dr M announces revival of Bandar Malaysia project

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has announced that the Bandar Malaysia project will be revived.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Apr 19, 2019 @ 16:33

Appeal for matriculation programme opens until April 29

Students who had not received a placement in the Education Ministry's matriculation programme are advised to submit an appeal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New State Policies Apr 19, 2019 @ 15:47

New law in Pahang: No loyalty to Sultan and King, no permit or licence

Pahang will introduce a new law, making it compulsory for business operators to show loyalty to the Sultan of Pahang and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong before permits and licences are issued.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 19, 2019 @ 15:43

ECRL to stimulate urbanisation

The spillover effects of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project are projected to change the socio-economic landscape of the states concerned and stimulate economic development. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Projects: PSR Apr 19, 2019 @ 15:00

Ending confusion, Penang CM confirms no federal nod yet for PSR project

The National Physical Planning Council’s (NPPC) guideline for Penang to fulfill before implementing its Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project was not an actual approval, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow clarified today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 19, 2019 @ 14:58

Set up special division to handle ECRL investments: Daim

A special division should be established to smoothen and facilitate investments for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project from China and domestic sources, says Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 19, 2019 @ 13:50

Perak plans to introduce free maintenance fee programme

The Perak government is mulling to introduce a free building maintenance programme for low and middle-cost apartments in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Projects: PSR Apr 19, 2019 @ 13:00

PM urged to reconsider Penang coastal reclamation project

The Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) urged the National Physical Planning Committee (MPFN) chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to reconsider the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 19, 2019 @ 12:30

Daim: Plenty of room for local contractors in renegotiated ECRL project

The renegotiated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project offers plenty of opportunities to local contractors, including Bumiputeras, in public works like supplies and technical aspects, said Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:22

E-hailing rules will ensure fairness and harmony among all public passenger service providers: Loke

The Transport Ministry’s main priority in its decision to regulate e-hailing services is to ensure customer satisfaction, said its minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:22

Don’t believe viral messages on social media about RTD officers: MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has urged the public not to believe everything that circulates on social media. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 19, 2019 @ 09:04

70% of ECRL revenue will come from cargo load: Daim

Cargo load will be the more profitable sector for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) compared with passenger ridership as the rail link will provide a land bridge that will boost freight transactions and cut travel time significantly between Port Klang and Kuantan Port. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Projects: PSR Apr 19, 2019 @ 09:30

No green light for Penang South Reclamation project yet, minister clarifies

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today clarified that the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) has not approved the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project to create three islands off the southern coast of the main island.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MA63 Amendment Apr 19, 2019 @ 09:04

Sabah State Assembly passes motion to support amendment to federal constitution

The Sabah State Assembly yesterday unanimously approved an extraordinary motion to support the amendment of Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution which was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat recently. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: PKR Apr 19, 2019 @ 08:55

Indians becoming impatient with Pakatan

Pakatan Harapan still enjoys strong support from the Indians, but some have become impatient with the delay in policy implementation relevant to the community at the Federal level.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | MA63 Amendment Apr 19, 2019 @ 08:54

Study on MA63 expected to be completed by June 2019

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) said the study on the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63) is expected to be completed in June 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: GIACC Apr 19, 2019 @ 07:30

GIACC: Ombudsman Bill to be tabled by year end

The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) hopes the Ombudsman Bill, to ensure more effective management of public complaints could be tabled in Parliament, latest by the end of this year|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Penang Tunnel Scandal Apr 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee surprised by Chow’s statement clearing firm in tunnel probe

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is surprised that Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has cleared the company involved in the Penang undersea tunnel project of any wrongdoing. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 19, 2019 

Bigger reforms in national education soon — Dr Mahathir

The government is pushing for bigger reforms in the national education system, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 18, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Gobind: Let 5G be another milestone to a greater Malaysia

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo wants the fifth-generation technology or better known as 5G to be another milestone to a greater Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Govt will ensure pricing for 5G connectivity is reasonable, Gobind says

The government will ensure the pricing for the fifth generation (5G) technology network usage to be set by telecommunications companies is reasonable, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 18, 2019 @ 22:56

Daim says ECRL price tag can come down even further

Tun Daim Zainuddin has expressed confidence that the price tag for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), which was reduced by RM21.5 billion to RM44 billion, is highly likely to come down even further.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | MA63 Amendment  Apr 18, 2019 @ 21:58

PH govt sincere in tabling bill on MA63: Baru Bian

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s attempt to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution on April 9 showed its sincerity in wanting to restore the status and rights of Sabah and Sarawak according to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), said Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 20:30

Dr M wants to bring F1 race back to Malaysia

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the government intends to bring back the Formula One (F1) race due to the interest it has generated in the automotive industry among Malaysians.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 18, 2019 @ 20:04

Wang Kelian enforcement officers worked with human traffickers: Assistant commanding officer

Enforcement officers had corroborated with a syndicate involved in human trafficking in Wang Kelian, Perlis, in 2015 to ensure its success.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 20:02

PM answers slew of questions over wide-ranging topics, including whereabouts of Jho Low

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today answered a slew of questions, including his cabinet members’ performance, the upcoming Sandakan by-election and the whereabouts of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Facts and Stats Apr 18, 2019 @ 19:41

Malaysia surges 22 places in World Press Freedom index

Malaysia has moved up 22 places to 123rd among 180 countries, in the World Press Freedom Index.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 19:39

Malaysia will be able to leverage 5G within next three years: Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident that Malaysia will be able to leverage 5G within the next three years.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 19:32

Technology can be powerful tool for inclusivity, says PM

Technology can be a powerful tool to support inclusivity across all segments of society.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT  Apr 18, 2019 @ 19:27

Corruption a long-standing issue with RTD enforcement: Loke

The Transport Ministry, while acknowledging the longstanding existence of corruption among some enforcement personnel at the Road Transport Department (RTD), was unable to bring charges against those involved as there was no evidence to convict them.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoT Apr 17, 2019  @ 19:19

Eight places of worship affected by Gemas-JB double-track project to be relocated

Eight places of worship affected by the Gemas-Johor Baru electric double-tracking rail project here will be relocated, says the Transport Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 18:41

Dr M: PH's first year dedicated to consolidation, rehabilitation and resetting the nation

The first year of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has been dedicated to consolidation, rehabilitation and resetting the nation amid the mess created by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New State Projects: PSR Apr 18, 2019 @ 17:46

Fishermen see bleak future with Penang South Reclamation project approval

Some 1,500 fishermen on the south coast of the island are worried after Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today that the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project had been approved.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 17:19

China injects RM3.7bil palm oil deal, more to come

China is committed to significantly increase the purchase of Malaysian palm oil, following the revival of the stalled East Coast Rail Link.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 17:01

PM: National, vernacular schools on one campus to promote unity

The government is planning to house national-type and vernacular schools on a single campus, amid concerns of loose racial ties in the country, in a move which may pacify those opposing a single stream school system.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 16:30

Ringgit fluctuation nothing to worry about, BNM will handle it, says Leikeng

The fluctuation in ringgit value is nothing to worry about, because it will be addressed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New State Projects: PSR Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:51

Penang gets go-ahead for reclamation project which will see 3 islands created

The National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) has given the nod for the implementation of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, which will see the creation of three man-made islands to fund the state’s Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:30

First year of Pakatan government is about resetting the nation

The first year of Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has been dedicated to consolidation, rehabilitation and resetting the nation amid the mess created by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 15:02

Sabah expected to amend laws to increase age for marriage to 18

The Sabah government is expected to amend laws to pave the way towards increasing the minimum age for marriage to 18 years old.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 18, 2019, @ 15:00

Pictures taken by cops of Wang Kelian site ordered to be destroyed, RCI told

Police officers who were involved in the initial discovery and who conducted the subsequent demolition of the Wang Kelian human trafficking camp in January 2015 were ordered to destroy all pictures of the site in their possession by their commanding officer.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 18, 2019, @ 14:43

Saifuddin: Three fundamentals to enhance efficiency of enforcement personnel

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has outlined three fundamentals to make the ministry’s enforcement division relevant and competitive.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 14:17

Expect influx of investment with ECRL revived, says China Ambassador

Malaysia can expect an influx of investment from China now that the new deal on the East Coast Rail Link has been signed and the project will resume next month, says China's Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: MoT Apr 18, 2019 @ 14:07

Loke: New agreement with MAHB will reduce govt's financial burden

The new Operating Agreement (OA) with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will reduce the government's financial burden and allow the company to engage investors directly to develop the airport's infrastructures and facilities.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 18, 2019  @ 13:30

RCI on Wang Kelian enters second day

The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian entered its second day today with three more witnesses scheduled to give their evidence.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 13:02

One-day unrecorded leave for civil servants observing Good Friday

Civil servants of Christian faith can enjoy an unrecorded one-day leave to observe Good Friday.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 18, 2019 @ 13:00

Perak Hi-Tech Industrial Park to be revived this year,says exco

Development of the Perak Hi-Tech Industrial Park (PHTIP) in Chemor will start this year and is expected to take five years, the state legislative assembly was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 18, 2019  @ 08:07

Four crimes will be included under local legislation if Rome Statute ratified: Saifuddin

Genocide, war crimes, humanitarian crimes and invasion will come under Malaysian laws if the country ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 07:00

PH has bigger battles ahead

Pakatan Harapan leaders have called on their party members to stop looking for scapegoats as a result of three straight by-election losses, but instead, close ranks and prepare the coalition for bigger battles ahead. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 18, 2019 @ 00:30

Equal ECRL joint venture with China not a security threat, MRL tells Najib

Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Sdn Bhd today rebutted Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim that the 50:50 joint venture with China on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) could pose a security threat, claiming that the workings of the country’s internal details could be exposed to foreigners.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSH Act Apr 18, 2019  @ 00:23

Amendments to OSH Act will see higher penalties for bosses

The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.|Read more >|SunDaily

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Apr 17, 2019 

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 17, 2019 @ 22:44

Selangor to name and shame govt offices that are Aedes breeding grounds

The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings become breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 17:25

PIL 1 project not violating JKR guidelines, says CM

The detailed design for the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) will need to go through a number of approval processes, including from the Public Works Department (JKR), before it could be adopted for execution, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Penang Tunnel Scandal Apr 17, 2019 @ 17:05

Penang Undersea Tunnel project not linked to graft case, says CM

The proposed Penang Undersea Tunnel and three paired roads projects have nothing to do with the graft case involving a former “Datuk Seri” businessman charged with cheating the contractor of the project, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Maika exposé  Apr 17, 2019  @ 16:59

MACC raids Maika offices in Klang, Brickfields over alleged corruption, abuse of power
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission raided Maika Holdings' offices Tuesday (April 16) as part of its investigation into alleged corruption and abuse of power.
|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 16:25

MB: Pahang govt plans to seek RM17.1bil in compensation from federal govt

The Pahang government is planning to demand RM17.1bil in compensation from the federal government for the revenue it is losing out on, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 17, 2019 @ 13:34

427 stateless children in Perak enrol in national schools

A total of 427 stateless and undocumented children were allowed to go to school this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 17, 2019  @ 13:30

Sabah CM says proposed island settlement for war refugees, not illegals

The Sabah government is pre-empting a possible influx of refugees escaping conflict in neighbouring countries by identifying an island that could be used to shelter them. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL  Apr 17, 2019 @ 10:12

Experts optimistic about ECRL

Members of academia have welcomed the move by the government to resume the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Wang Kelian Apr 17, 2019  @ 10:08

RCI Wang Kelian public hearing begins today

The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 17, 2019 

S’wak govt finding ways to end squatter issue

The Sarawak government, through the squatters’ management and settlement committee has set a clear focus to bring an end to the remaining 46 per cent of squatters throughout the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 17, 2019  @ 07:00

Capital controls should only be a last resort, says economist

Capital controls should only be imposed as a last resort in the event the country faces existential economic threats, said an economist. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 17, 2019  @ 07:00

Govt needs six months to make its mark

Continue with bold reforms, change weak policies and do not forget promises made, no matter how small. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Apr 17, 2019  @ 06:53

MAS Airlines add on baggage fee circulating on social media incorrect

Malaysian Airlines (MAS) yesterday said that a list of rates for its add on baggage viralled on social media is incorrect. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 17, 2019  @ 06:30

MCMC: Broadband prices nearly halved since end-2018

The prices of high-speed broadband services have reduced by 49 per cent on average since the end of last year, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 17, 2019  @ 06:30

This is how else the RM24b bailouts for Felda, Tabung Haji could have been used and abused

The government has allocated RM6.3 billion to rescue Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and another RM17.8 billion on a restructuring plan for Lembaga Tabung Haji. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 17, 2019 

State govt not empowered to issue identity cards — Sabah CM

The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue such documents. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Apr 16, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 16, 2019  @ 23:18

Govt won’t evict PPR tenants with rent arrears: Khalid

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today stressed that there is no attempt to evict tenants of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) even if they have accumulated high rent arrears. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MITI Apr 16, 2019  @ 21:52

Hope for more exports after ECRL deal inked

The government is hopeful that the signing of a new deal on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will lead to higher exports to China. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 16, 2019 @ 21:33

23 RTD personnel arrested over lorry driver protection racket

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested 31 individuals, including 23 Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement personnel, for their alleged involvement in corruption by protecting lorry drivers who committed various traffic offences, particularly driving overweight lorries, in various parts of the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR Apr 16, 2019  @ 21:11

More than 8k workers re-employed after getting ESO assistance

A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs), since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 16, 2019 @ 19:20

Education Ministry to increase counselors to help teachers, students deal with stress

The Education Ministry plans to increase the number of counsellors to address the issue of teachers and students dealing with stress from work and study. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 16, 2019 @ 18:46

B40 youths can soon rent DBKL micro-homes for RM100 a month

Youngsters from the lower-income (B40) bracket who are finding it hard to find affordable accommodation in the city have been offered a lifeline via Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) upcoming micro-housing facilities. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 16, 2019  @ 18:04

Anti-corruption group calls for ombudsman on govt

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has called for the setting up of an office of the ombudsman to keep an eye on the government and its conduct. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 16, 2019  @ 18:00

Najib: Under revised ECRL deal, KL-KB travel time almost as long as driving

The revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route will make rail travel from here to Kota Baru in Kelantan almost as long as car journeys, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Housing Apr 16, 2019  @ 18:00

Home ownership hampered by strict loan conditions: Rehda

Strict conditions imposed by banks on home loan applicants are the biggest barrier for home ownership despite the government efforts to waive stamp duty fees for buyers under the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC), the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New State Projects Apr 16, 2019  @ 17:31

Penang discloses summary of 56 DoE conditions for PIL 1 highway project

The state government has disclosed a summary of the 56 conditions required by Department of Environment (DoE), in relation to Penang's upcoming PIL 1 highway project connecting Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway near the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone Phase IV. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 16, 2019  @ 17:30

Bukit Aman’s commercial crimes arm launches text, WhatsApp service for tip-offs

The Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) has launched the ‘Infoline’ service for the public to channel information to the department and increase its overall efficiency. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 16, 2019  @ 17:30

Putrajaya wants transparency in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says Ong

Transparency tops Putrajaya’s priorities if it is to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 16, 2019 @ 16:44

Kedah seeks RM200 million in loans to replace aging piping network

The state government is in the process of obtaining RM200 million in easy loans from an international bank to conduct repair and replacement works on the aging piping network in Kedah. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Politicians, others can take action against media if defamed, says Gobind

Any person, including politicians, has the right to take legal action against media organisations if he believes that he has been defamed in their reports. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Projects Apr 16, 2019 @ 16:02

Penang LRT project to begin next year

Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 16, 2019 @ 15:25

Financial constraints preventing PH govt from fulfilling GE14 pledges, says PM

The government wants to do many things but financial constraints have been a stumbling block preventing Pakatan Harapan (PH) from fulfilling its 14th general election (GE14) promises. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 16, 2019 @ 14:38

Dr M: Gov't to revisit policies that encourage imports

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is baffled by some of the government’s policies, which he said placed more emphasis on imported goods and services. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 16, 2019  @ 14:19

We will improve our info delivery system: Gobind

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has pledged to improve the government’s delivery system to the rakyat in order to disseminate proper information and debunk any fake news hurled at them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 16, 2019 @ 14:04

DOE yet to receive EIA report on ECRL

The Department of Environment (DOE) has yet to receive the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report on the resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HSR Apr 16, 2019 @ 13:39

Dr M: No need for high-speed rail in M'sia, yet

Malaysia does not yet need a high-speed train service, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR Apr 16, 2019  @ 13:38

Kula: Technical and vocational training has always been important

Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) is just as important to Malaysia's development now as it was in the early years after Merdeka, says M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Apr 16, 2019  @ 13:30

Dr M: Not unusual for ruling party to lose by-election

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad played down Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) latest by-election defeat in Rantau last week, saying the result was not unexpected. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Apr 16, 2019  @ 13:30

Dr M: Third national car still vital despite focus on rail

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad repeated his emphasis today on Malaysia’s need for a third national carmaker notwithstanding his administration’s recent attention to rail projects. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 16, 2019  @ 13:00

Women’s Ministry tops public sector with highest OKU staff

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) has achieved the federal government’s policy to provide jobs for 1 per cent of the disabled in the civil service. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:24

CCCC to refund RM1 billion of RM3.1 billion advance

CHINA Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has agreed to refund part of the RM3.1 billion advance payment under the original contract for Phase 2, double tracking and the northern extension of the East Cost Rail Link (ECRL) project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Apr 16, 2019  @ 10:00

Najib and Arul Kanda’s 1MDB audit report tampering trial set for November

Another trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the alleged tampering of the final audit report of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is set to start in November. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 16, 2019  @ 09:00

ECRL: So, what’s the deal with Pakatan’s new deal?

Arguably one of the most ambitious mega-projects Putrajaya has embarked on, the initially suspended East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project is finally back on track, after months of negotiations, led by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Project Apr 16, 2019  @ 09:00

RM70b from Penang reclamation could fund state’s transport blueprint, growth

The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project could generate over RM70 billion that would pay for an ambitious transport network and drive the state’s economy, said sources. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 16, 2019  @ 08:19

Ministry to study implementation of new projects in Sabah: Xavier

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will conduct studies on several new projects listed for implementation in Sabah, said its minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia |New State Project Apr 16, 2019  @ 07:00

PIL 1 passes DOE assessment and gets the green light

The Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) has been given the green light and is expected to start in July next year to help disperse traffic in Penang. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 16, 2019  @ 07:00

New ECRL deal may become a case study for others

Malaysia’s success in renegotiating with China for better contract terms on its East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may open a floodgate for the review of other projects under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). |Read more >|TheStar

 

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