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Apr 25, 2019 

New Malaysia Fakenews Apr 25, 2019 @ 22:36

SPAN denies increase in water tariff

National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chairman Charles Anthony Santiago today denied having issued a statement on a rise in water tariff exceeding RM10 up to RM15 as reported in a local Chinese language daily today.Read more |NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies: MoH Apr 25, 2019 @ 21:24

Education enforcement period for smoking ban to be extended until end of year

The education enforcement period for smoking ban at eatery outlets will be extended until the end of this year, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Fuel Subsidy Apr 25, 2019 @ 21:14

BN and PH lawmakers agree fuel subsidies should be targeted for the deserving

Barisan Nasional lawmaker Khairy Jamaluddin and Johor DAP chairman Liew Chin Tong, although on opposite sides of the political divide, agree that the current fuel subsidy needs to be restructure so that it is targeted for the deserving.Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Policies: MoT Apr 25, 2019 @ 21:07

Enforcement of vehicle entry permit to start in Oct 1st: MOT

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) today announced the enforcement of the road transport law requiring any person who drives a foreign motor vehicle into Malaysia through any route, landing place, check point, or point of entry, to apply and register for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will commence beginning Oct 1st.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 18:22

90% quota for Bumiputra students to aid B40 income group: Anwar

Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government’s decision to maintain the 90% quota for Bumiputra students in the education ministry’s matriculation programme was not a matter of race but rather of catering to the B40 income group.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 25, 2019 @ 17:38

Wang Kelian RCI: Illegal immigrants tortured, beaten if they couldn't pay to enter Malaysia

The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the discovery of mass graves in Wang Kelian was told that illegal immigrants who fled from the conflict zones in Myanmar were instructed to pay RM6,500 each for them to be able to enter Malaysia.Read more |NST

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 25, 2019 @ 17:15

TMJ: Don’t meddle with Johor’s Islamic affairs

The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, today reminded those who have nothing to do with Johor not to cause problems by interfering with the state’s Islamic affairs.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 25, 2019 @ 17:05

Suhakam urges govt to abolish bucket system in prisons, rehab centre

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to abolish the “bucket system” still being practised in two prisons and a rehabilitation centre in Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Apr 25, 2019 @ 17:00

Saifuddin tells Consumer Claims Tribunal to raise maximum fine for traders to RM50,000

The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs Ministry has plans to double the maximum penalty that the Consumer Claims Tribunal can mete out on traders to RM50,000 from RM25,000.|Read more >|Malaymail   

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 16:46

Dewan Rakyat Speaker: Unparliamentary behaviour will dampen reforms

Parliamentary reforms will not be successful without a change in political culture and mindset, says Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: One-Year-Old Apr 25, 2019 @ 16:30

One year on, Saifuddin rates his performance as minister 6.5/10

Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution has rated himself slightly above average at 6.5 out of 10 for his overall achievements as a member of the Cabinet in the past year.|Read more >|Malaymail   

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 25, 2019 @ 15:15

Actions speak louder than words, Muhyiddin says after Johor sultan calls for ceasefire with Putrajaya

Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar must stop interfering in the Johor state government to show the sincerity of his call today for civil discourse, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 26, 2019 @ 12:46

Mahathir expresses Malaysia’s support for China’s Belt and Road initiative

The Negri Sembilan government plans to build a second specialist hospital in the state to ease congestion at the existing one, the State Legislative Assembly was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 26, 2019 @ 11:13

AG Thomas denies he failed to convince Rulers on Rome Statute

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas has denied allegations that he failed to advise the Conference of Rulers on the need to commit to the Rome Statute.|Read more >|TheStar

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Peka B40 health screening starts on April 15, 2019. 800,000 recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) aged 50 and above.can go to participating clinics for screening. 

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Apr 25, 2019 

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 25, 2019 @ 16:51

Former chief investigator ordered to file false report on arrests, Wang Kelian RCI told

A former chief investigator at the Padang Besar police headquarters was instructed by his district police chief to lodge a false police report pertaining to the arrest of five illegal immigrants during the Wang Kelian operations in March 2015. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:51

Wang Kelian victims were held up for months, forced to pay RM6,500

Illegal immigrants who were trying to enter Malaysia through Thailand were kept in enclosures in human trafficking camps for months and extorted to pay about RM6,500 to the syndicates there to cross over the border, or risk being beaten to death. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 14:15

Time for laws on urban regeneration of old stratified buildings, Penang tells Putrajaya

Putrajaya has to decide on amending existing laws or enacting new ones on urban regeneration to allow the redevelopment of old stratified flats that are in dire need of rejuvenation, said a Penang executive councillor today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia Sandakan By-election Apr 25, 2019 @ 13:57

Daughter of late Stephen Wong to contest in Sandakan by-election

Vivian Wong, the youngest child of late Sandakan Member of Parliament, Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt has been named to represent DAP in the upcoming Sandakan by-election.Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Govt: MCMC Apr 25, 2019 @ 13:52

5G pilot project a platform to address relevant issues: Gobind

The new 5G technology being tested at Cyberjaya and Putrajaya in a six-month pilot project will give the government the opportunity and the space to consider all relevant questions and issues before it is implemented in full. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 13:30

Report: FGV eyeing 6,000 job cuts at headquarters, regional offices over three years

FGV Holdings Bhd (formerly Felda Global Ventures) may trim 6,000 positions from the estimated 20,000 workers at its head and regional offices due to its RM1.08 billion loss in the previous financial years, according to sources.|Read more >|Malaymail   

 

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 25, 2019 @ 13:06

Negeri govt prepared to consider single father aid scheme: Exco

The state government is prepared to consider setting up an aid scheme to assist single fathers via the Social Welfare Department, if there is a need, said Negri Sembilan Women”s Affairs, Family and Welfare Committee chairman Nicole Tan Lee Koon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 12:30

Putrajaya mulls private sector proposals to kickstart delayed Sungai Perak water transfer scheme

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has received proposals from the private sector to fund and implement the Sungai Perak Raw Water Transfer Scheme (SPRWTS) that has been delayed for seven years.|Read more >|Malaymail   

 

New Malaysia Johor MB Crisis Apr 25, 2019 @ 12:30

Johor Sultan calls for renewed effort with reshuffled state leadership

Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar wants the new state leadership to work together and double their efforts to help the people.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Case of Missing Duo Apr 25, 2019 @ 12:26

Amri, Pastor Koh disappearance: Suspects can't investigate themselves, says NGO

The Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) has questioned the independence of the police in conducting investigations into the disappearance of social activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 08:51

'Govt to boost unity agenda'

The collaboration between residents’ associations, the private sector and non-governmental organisations to promote the unity agenda remains the highlight of Senator P. Waytha Moorthy’s first year as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of national unity and social wellbeing.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption Apr 25, 2019 @ 08:21

GIACC to have discussions with state govts on NACP

The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) is working together with state governments on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP). |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 25, 2019 @ 08:16

Foreign workers biometric fingerprint verification system to go 'live' by year-end

The biometric fingerprint screening system for foreign workers, aimed at overcoming issues of identity theft, is expected to be rolled out by end of the year, the Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) said.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 25, 2019 

S’wak will be first to have Maths and Science taught in English in primary schools – Maszlee

Sarawak will be the first state in Malaysia to teach Mathematics and Science in English in its primary schools soon.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoYS Apr 25, 2019 @ 08:14

Academy to be set up for those interested in a career in sports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) plans to establish a Malaysian Sports Academy to elevate the professionalism of the sports sector as an industry in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Apr 25, 2019 

AVRF fee for locally-made trailer trucks abolished —Transport Minister

The government yesterday decided to abolish the Ad Valorem Registration Fee (AVRF) that was imposed on locally-made trailer and semi-trailer trucks, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | 1MDB Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:30

US calling for Goldman Sachs guilty plea in 1MDB scandal, report claims

The US Justice Department is calling for Goldman Sachs to plead guilty for its role in the massive corruption scandal involving Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, The Financial Times reported yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia MA63 Amendment Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Sabah and Sarawak’s New Malaysia hopes

On April 20, Society Empowerment and Econ­omic Development of Sabah held a seminar in Kota Kinabalu, where I had the privilege of noting that Sabah and Sarawak have a unique position in our Federation and many special rights not available to the 11 peninsula states.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: PTPTN Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Public gets to ‘decide’ on PTPTN

The National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN), saying it has tried every tactic possible to get borrowers to repay loans amounting to RM6.3bil, is taking its case to the people.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 25, 2019 

12 MoUs worth about RM20 bln inked during Sabah CM’s China trip

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s working visit to China resulted in the signing of 12 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) worth close to RM20 billion, involving local companies and Chinese investors in the industrial sector.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 24, 2019 

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 24, 2019 @ 23:30

Wang Kelian RCI: Former Perlis deputy police chief denies ordering destruction of evidence

The former Perlis Deputy Police Chief today denied that his orders to burn down the makeshift camps in Wang Kelian was to destroy evidence, during a  Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the discovery of human trafficking camps and graves.|Read more >|Malaymail  

 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 24, 2019 @ 23:00

TMJ posts excerpts of Federal Constitution after Dr M explains powers of state rulers

The Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim tonight posted on social media excerpts of the Federal Constitution on the rights of state rulers after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commented on them on his blog.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 24, 2019 @ 23:00

Amid Johor tensions, Dr M points to Constitution as highest rule of law

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has taken to explaining the history of the Federal Constitution, in the wake of support from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Supreme Council members for him over the unexpected change in the Johor state executive council.|Read more >|Malaymail  

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoT Apr 24, 2019 @ 19:59

Checking Malaysian ports from becoming dumping grounds

The Transport Ministry will work with the port operators and shipping liners to review some of the procedures so that vessels do not make ports in Malaysia a dumping ground, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 24, 2019 @ 17:59

Wang Kelian RCI: Panel doubts credibility of fifth witness, who was suspended from GOF

The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the discovery of temporary transit camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis has decided that the credibility of the fifth witness, DSP M. Joeking Maniam Anthony, should be reviewed. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 24, 2019 @ 17:45

Ex-IGP halted probe on Wang Kelian site, ex-cop tells RCI

Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar gave specific orders to stall investigations into the discovery of human trafficking camps and gravesites in Wang Kelian, a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia New Govt: MoA Apr 24, 2019 @ 17:33

Special task force set up to handle illegal incursions by foreign fishermen

The Cabinet has set up a special task force involving several ministries and agencies to tackle illegal encroachment by foreign fishermen into Malaysian waters.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MCMC Apr 24, 2019 @ 17:16

MCMC: Over 400 websites with child sexual abuse content blocked

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) blocked more than 400 websites that contained child sexual abuse content through collaborations and information-sharing with Interpol and the Royal Malaysia Police from 2015 to 2018.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 24, 2019 @ 17:15

Minister: 15,000 spots added to matriculation intake, but 90pc Bumi quota to remain

Education Minister Maszlee Malik has announced his ministry will retain the Bumiputera quota for matriculation programmes, while increasing the number of student intake to 40,000.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia Case of Missing Duo Apr 24, 2019 @ 16:55

IGP maintains Special Branch not involved in disappearances of Amri and Koh

Police maintain that the Special Branch was not involved in the disappearance of Perlis activist Amri Che Mat, despite the conclusion of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia’s (Suhakam) inquiry into the incident.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Apr 24, 2019 

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 24, 2019 @ 16:24

Wang Kelian RCI: Camps not demolished to destroy evidence

The directive to demolish the temporary transit camps found in Wang Kelian, Perlis in 2015 was not intended to destroy evidence, according to former Perlis deputy police chief ACP (B) Md Zukir Md Isa. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 24, 2019 @ 16:23

World Bank expects positive impact from revival of ECRL, Bandar Malaysia projects

The World Bank Group expects the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and Bandar Malaysia projects to have a positive impact on the country’s economic growth in the medium term. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 24, 2019 @ 15:30

Wang Kelian RCI: Officer involved in uncovering human-trafficking camps, graves nabbed twice by MACC over contraband smuggling

A General Operations Force (GOF) officer, from initial investigations into the human trafficking camps and mass graves found in Wang Kelian, has been arrested twice by graftbusters, a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) heard today.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 24, 2019 @ 14:49

96 products to boost tourism industry in Negri Sembilan, state assembly told

The Negri Sembilan state government has identified a total of 96 international tourism products able to boost the industry in the state, as of March this year.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 24, 2019 @ 13:56

Sexual assault case against Shahidan dropped

The Sessions Court here today granted Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim a discharge not amounting to an acquittal, over the charge of committing physical sexual assault on an underage girl last October.|Read more |NST

 

New Malaysia Fuel Subsidy Apr 24, 2019 @ 12:32

Cabinet yet to decide on the removal of RON95 price cap: Saifuddin

The Cabinet has yet to make a final decision on the removal of the cap on the price of RON95 petrol, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 24, 2019 @ 12:30

Govt financier MDV says handing out loans to stop tech firms leaving Malaysia for neighbour

A government-linked financier, Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV), is giving out loans to local startup technology companies in order to stop such companies from leaving the country.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia New Govt: Tourism Apr 24, 2019 @ 11:04

Tourism Ministry denies Doraemon used for Visit Malaysia Year 2020

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has denied that an exhibition of paintings featuring famous Japanese animated character Doraemon will be used to promote and become part of the attraction for Visit Malaysia Year 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 24, 2019 @ 10:58

Oil royalty: Kelantan hopes federal reps, Petronas attend court for withdrawal of lawsuit

The state government hopes that representatives from the federal government and Petronas will attend court proceedings next month to enable the withdrawal of the oil royalties case to proceed.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia Overhaul: FELDA Apr 24, 2019 @ 10:30

Crop diversification essential for survival of Felda settlers

Oil palm and rubber were the two main crops cultivated in 317 land schemes under the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) since its establishment 61 years ago.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 24, 2019 @ 10:20

Construction of ECRL project gives priority to local residents: Terengganu MB

The construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will not neglect the local people especially in economic and entrepreneurial activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Apr 24, 2019 @ 09:35

PTPTN to improve matching grant to rope in more poor parents

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) plans to improve its “matching grant” incentive for its saving scheme to encourage more parents to save for their children’s education.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia New State Policies Apr 24, 2019 @ 09:22

Perak tightens conditions for forest plantations with RM200k payment

The Perak government will impose a requirement of minimum paid up capital of RM200,000 on companies applying for forest plantation development projects as part of a move to tighten the approval process, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pix) said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Illegal Waste Crisis Apr 24, 2019 @ 08:00

Company made false declaration to import dirty plastic waste into M’sia: Yeo

The Ministry of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment has uncovered a company smuggling prohibited plastic waste into the country through shipping containers by making false declarations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: One-Year-Old Apr 24, 2019 @ 07:30

One year on, Saifuddin says the world knows Malaysia no longer a kleptocracy

Pakatan Harapan (PH) has successfully changed international perception of Malaysia that was seen as a “kleptocracy” under Barisan Nasional (BN), Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | New State Policies Apr 24, 2019 @ 07:30

Lawyers: Pahang’s loyalty to Agong condition for business permit vague, unconstitutional

The Pahang government’s decision to require business owners to be loyal to both the Pahang sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Agong to obtain business licences is vague and arbitrary, and could also be against the Federal Constitution, lawyers said today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR Apr 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Human Resources Ministry to amend, update labour law

The Human Resources Ministry is seeking to tighten and make changes to the existing labour regulations and laws.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Civil servants urged to do away with single-use plastics
Forget about single-use plastic products. Bring your own food containers and cutlery to work – that’s what the government is strongly encouraging the 1.7 million civil servants to do as it heads towards a zero single-use plastic nation by 2030.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: DAP Apr 24, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Matriculation quota dated’

A DAP lawmaker has described the admission into the Education Ministry’s (MOE) matriculation programme as an outdated and regressive policy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 24, 2019 

Kapit set to have air connectivity with RM100-million airport in Tunoh

Kapit is set to have air connectivity following the Sarawak government’s decision to construct a new airport in Tunoh, Bukit Mabong district.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 23, 2019 

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 23, 2019 @ 22:30

PPBM leaders rally behind Dr M after unwelcome Johor exco reshuffle

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) supreme council has come out in full support of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in an emergency meeting last night over the unwelcome new Johor exco line-up.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 23, 2019 @ 22:30

Law to provide Socso coverage for housewives in the works, says Kulasegaran

The Human Resources Ministry is planning to introduce a new law to provide Social Security Organisation (Socso) coverage for housewives, said its minister, M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 23, 2019 @ 18:26

495 ‘fire risk’ tahfiz centres will be upgraded: Mujahid

A total of 495 registered tahfiz centres categorised as fire risks will be upgraded using the RM50 million allocation announced in the 2019 Budget, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 23, 2019 

Sabah PKR rep denies claim 75 per cent of members will leave party

Sabah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Leadership Council deputy chairman Mustapha Sakmud has denied allegations that 75 per cent of its members are on the verge of leaving the party.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Govt: MESTECC Apr 23, 2019 @ 19:30

Ministry to implement SOP on handling of chemical fallout

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) will adopt a standard operating procedure (SOP) to address toxicological pollution.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 23, 2019 @ 19:30

Deputy minister urges patience after delay in Felcra, Risda dividend payments to Orang Asli

The delay in the dividend payment for commercial replanting projects (TSK) on Orang Asli land jointly run by Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) and Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) was due to several inevitable factors, said Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 23, 2019 @ 19:00

No such thing as mineral rights for China contractor, says ECRL project owner

Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) refuted today allegations that China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) will be able to claim any minerals during the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: JPJ Apr 23, 2019 @ 17:43

Police haul up 22 more Penang JPJ officers
Another 22 Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers have been hauled up to assist with investigations into a protection racket involving lorry drivers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 23, 2019 @ 17:40

Number of civil servants in N. Sembilan will not be reduced: Aminuddin

The state government will not reduce the intake of civil servants as it is still using the policy set up by the Public Service Department (PSD), said Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 23, 2019 @ 17:30

Orang Asli Dept to review MoU with Risda after latter's failure to pay monthly dividends

The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) will review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) following the latter’s failure to pay the monthly dividend to the Orang Asli community.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: Judiciary Apr 23, 2019 @ 17:30

Sabah, Sarawak High Court registry relocation to Kota Kinabalu scrapped, says chief registrar

The relocation of the principal registry of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak from here to Kota Kinabalu will not be implemented, the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court Datuk Sri Latifah Mohd Tahar said in a circular today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 23, 2019 @ 16:39

Wang Kelian RCI: Witness says he was told to stop investigating

A witness in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the discovery of mass graves and transit camps in Wang Kelian, Perlis testified on Tuesday (April 23) that he was instructed not to proceed investigations after the first body was found at the summit of Bukit Wang Burma on March 6, 2015.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 23, 2019 @ 16:36

Selangor Wholesale Market needs 500 foreign workers

At least 500 foreign workers are needed at the Selangor Wholesale Market in Seri Kembangan, here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 23, 2019 @ 16:29

No conflicting data given by MOF, BNM on federal govt debt: Amiruddin

The Finance Ministry (MOF) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) did not release conflicting data on the federal government’s direct debt, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 23, 2019 @ 16:00

Transport minister to push for ECRL station in Nilai

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today he will strive to have a station of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) in Nilai near here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition: MCA Apr 23, 2019 @ 15:26

Wee questions Guan Eng's statement over ringgit's performance

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned Lim Guan Eng's assertion that the ringgit's performance should be judged over the period of one year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 23, 2019 @ 14:06

Perak govt to downsize civil service in phases

The state government will constrict the size of the civil service in phases beginning from 2019 until 2021, as proposed by the federal government.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 23, 2019 @ 13:30

Bersih 2.0: Seven by-elections, 1,000 offences, so what are cops, AGC doing about it

Authorities must state the actions they are taking in response to a reported 1,000 electoral offences in seven by-elections by Bersih 2.0 since GE14, the group said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 23, 2019 @ 13:19

Govt will honour 1MDB bonds, says Guan Eng

It is the government that has to pay back the 1MDB bonds as they were the ones who had guaranteed them, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:30

Ahead of Sandakan by-election, Putrajaya touts nod for 49 development projects worth RM2.3b in Sabah constituency

The Finance Ministry highlighted today its approval for 49 projects in Sandakan, Sabah that are worth a combined RM2.28 billion.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:30

4,500 acres of land for China company in new ECRL deal? Not true, says finance minister

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today denied a claim that 4,500 acres of land will be given for free to a China-owned company in the new East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:29

Govt riding on Industrial Collaboration Programme, says Guan Eng

The government is leveraging on the Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) platform as one of its strategies to provide opportunities and a competitive edge for local industry players in the global supply chain and market.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:12

Guan Eng: Govt will closely monitor ringgit's performance

The government will monitor the ringgit’s performance in the foreign exchange market following a recent fall in the currency’s value.|Read more |NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition: Gerakan Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:08

Gerakan: Rein in inflation after removal of cap on RON95

The government has been urged to rein in inflation once it removes the current price cap of RON95 petrol at RM 2.08 when subsidy for Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients comes into effect.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 23, 2019 @ 11:50

Guan Eng: No ground given to China in ECRL deal

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says that he is unaware of claims that substantial acreage of land was "given" to China under the renegotiated East Coast Railway Link deal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia RCI: Wang Kelian Apr 23, 2019 @ 11:00

Wang Kelian RCI: Four witnesses to testify on fourth day

The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the discovery of temporary settlements and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, which entered into its fourth day today, will hear testimonies from four witnesses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 23, 2019 @ 11:00

Perak govt pledges to build 50,000 affordable houses by 2022

The Perak government will build 50,000 affordable houses by 2022, the state legislative assembly was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Rimba Kiara Apr 23, 2019 @ 10:06

Taman Rimba Kiara project scaled down

Developers of the controversial Taman Rimba Kiara condominium project have agreed to reduce the scale of the housing project.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 23, 2019 @ 08:34

Govt mulls amending Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 - Waythamoorthy

The Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134) will be amended to provide absolute power for the Orang Asli community to appoint and sack their Tok Batin (headmen).|Read more |NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: One-Year-Old Apr 23, 2019 @ 08:30

Salahuddin rates himself six out of 10 after a year as agriculture minister

Datuk Salahuddin Ayub has given himself an above average score when asked to rate his performance as agriculture and agro-based industry minister since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the government last May.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New Govt: Tourism Apr 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Visa-free travel for China and India visitors

The Visa On Arrival (VOA) requirement for tourists from China and India may be relaxed to increase the number of visitors from both countries in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020.Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said the move might be implemented this year, but he did not give details on the requirement which would be relaxed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election Apr 23, 2019 

BN not fielding candidate for Sandakan by-election

Barisan Nasional (BN) will not field its candidate in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election to be held on May 11, said its acting chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 22, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Apr 22, 2019 @ 22:20

50% road tax reduction for electric, hybrid cars
The government has always encouraged the use of vehicles using green technology by promoting various initiatives including a 50% reduction in road tax for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: One-Year-Old Apr 22, 2019 @ 21:30

Mohamaddin says states given bigger share of tourism tax

Tourism, Art and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi says the distribution of half of the tourism tax revenue to state governments is his biggest achievement since he took charge of the ministry last May.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NFC Apr 22, 2019 @ 21:29

Local company wants to take over NFC

A local company has proposed its plan to the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry to buy the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC). |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Apr 22, 2019 @ 12030

Perak govt mulls new enactment to regulate e-sports

Minister says implementation of targeted petrol subsidy depends on latest BSH data.|