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Apr 30, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoH May 01, 2019  @ 07:00

Lack of funds leaves clinic frustrated
For more than a year, doctors and staff have been paying out of their own pockets for cleaning services at their district clinic in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, as the Health Office’s fund to hire cleaners has purportedly run dry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Sarawak Assembly rejects move to relocate High Court registry to Kota Kinabalu

The Sarawak State Assembly tonight called on the state government to stand firm against any move to relocate the principal registry of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak from here to Kota Kinabalu.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoT Apr 30, 2019 @ 23:11

Go online, avoid services of middleman in RTD matters

The public has been urged to avoid using the services of the “middleman” when carrying out dealings at the Road Transport Department (RTD) counters and to instead use the RTD online service, an easier option, said Kuala Lumpur RTD director Datuk Ismail Mohd Nawawi. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoH Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:55

Food premises operators should be wiser on cigarette ban: Dr Lee

Food premises operators should be wiser in attracting customers and not to feel burdened with the gazette of their premises as smoking ban areas,“ said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 30, 2019 @ 21:06

1.6 million MVTV decoders distributed

MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd (MYTV) has distributed 1.6 million of the two million free decoder units for eligible recipients, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 30, 2019 @ 21:30

On Labour Day eve, Guan Eng says govt will create new jobs for Malaysians

The federal government will seek to create new jobs for Malaysians amid challenges posed by the digital revolution and technological advances, which may cause certain jobs to be obsolete, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Minister suggests govt initiates policy shifts

 Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution will suggest to the Federal government to initiate some policy shifts, in the cabinet ministers discussions with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at 3pm tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Muhyiddin: Drug abusers are mostly young people

A total of 85,575 people aged between 19 and 39 were among 116,206 drug-addicts detected by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) over a five-year period since 2014, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 30, 2019 @ 19:03

5 public housing schemes in Penang identified for urban regeneration

Penang has identified five public housing schemes, three located on the island and two on the mainland, for urban regeneration to give a new lease of life to old buildings.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 30, 2019 @ 18:46

Yeo details plans for Budget 2019's RM135.2mil allocation to improve electricity in Sandakan

As campaigning for the May 11 polls enters its fourth day, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Yeo Bee Yin has explained how a RM135.2mil allocation – as announced in Budget 2019 – will be used to improve electricity supply in Sandakan.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Two-week public display for new voters list

The Election Commission (EC) received 26,136 applications to register as new voters and 11,655 applications for change of voting constituencies in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q2019).|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Dr M: Pakatan will continue to combat corruption despite decline in support

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) says the Pakatan Harapan government will continue with the agenda to combat corruption, despite the decline in public support for the government and himself.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Apr 30, 2019 @ 17:16

1.71 million civil servants on govt payroll as of March 2019

The number of civil servants as of March this year stands at a whopping 1.71 million, said Chief Secretray to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoEDS Apr 30, 2019 @ 15:27

MED reviews proposal to amend Cooperatives act

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED), together with the Cooperatives Commission of Malaysia (SKM), is reviewing a proposal to amend the Cooperative Societies Act 1993 and the Malaysia Cooperative Societies Commission Act 2007.|Read more >|NST

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Apr 30, 2019 

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 30, 2019 @ 12:46

Commentary – PPR tenants, be honest!

While visiting a friend who was hospitalised recently, I overheard a conversation between one of the patients and her daughter.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 30, 2019 @ 12:46

Commentary – PPR tenants, be honest!

While visiting a friend who was hospitalised recently, I overheard a conversation between one of the patients and her daughter.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 30, 2019 @ 12:45

Despite large overhang, finance minister upbeat more Malaysian property will sell in 2019

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is optimistic that more people will be buying Malaysian houses and commercial property this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 30, 2019 @ 12:43

Why should Malaysia join international conventions?

Despite the Foreign Affairs Ministry having given the green light, signing the Rome Statute was not so straightforward - and barely a month after, we pulled out of it.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: FT Apr 30, 2019 @ 12:34

FT Ministry to look into Labuan industry players’ grouses

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix) says his ministry would look into the various issues plaguing industry players on the island.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:48

Upskill if you want higher pay, Kula tells Malaysian workers

Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran has urged Malaysian workers to improve themselves by attending skills training courses, saying having the right skills could earn them 20 per cent higher pay.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Apr 30, 2019 @ 09:00

After 1MDB scandal, Goldman Sachs CEO says reflecting on hiring ‘criminal’ Tim Leissner

The CEO of scandal-riddled Goldman Sachs David Solomon is keen to move on from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) saga and has admitted that the US investment bank needs to overhaul its internal oversight practices after the “criminal” involvement of one of its partners.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: MoE Apr 30, 2019 @ 08:30

Groundbreaking measures taken in education: Maszlee

It was a twist of luck for 2,635 children, who without valid documents, were allowed to be enrolled in schools since the beginning of the year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Apr 30, 2019 @ 08:30

For bargain deals, download govt's 'Price Catcher' app

“It's easy, time-saving and helps consumers to be thrifty,” were the positive comments received from consumers on the initiative taken by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) in developing the “Price Catcher” application.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: MoT Apr 30, 2019 @ 08:18

New rules on window tints to be announced next month: Kamarudin

The new regulations on vehicle window tints will be announced early next month, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 30, 2019 @ 07:30

With 45,000 public varsity spots, are STPM grads losing out to 40,000 matriculation students?

An average of 45,000 places in public universities were offered for undergraduate study in the past two years, even as the matriculation programme’s intake has just been raised to 40,000 students.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: Resources Apr 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Comprehensive Bill aims to pull the plug on water pollution

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry is drafting a uniform and comprehensive Water Resource Bill in a bid to clamp down on water pollution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M’s China meet puts investors at ease

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a productive outing here, especially in restoring the confidence of Chinese investors who were unsure of the direction of bilateral ties after the change of government following the 14th General Election.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Giving B40 a chance at quality education

Education and anything related to it can make or break a government, what more one which is celebrating its first year in power.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 30, 2019 @ 00:36

Dr Mahathir: Perlis Mufti is deaf

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin as “deaf” for alleging that he has not heard anyone from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government defending Islam.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 30, 2019 @ 00:36

Dr M: For as long as I'm alive, I won't let Malaysia fall

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is committed to upholding Malaysia and never letting it down, to his dying day.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 30, 2019 

DCM: Going digital the way forward for S’wak

The Sarawak government’s drive towards digital economy and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) is underpinned by the strong emphasis on human capital and infrastructure development for greater internet penetration at an acceptable speed.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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Apr 29, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 23:56

Country needs 38,333 kindergarten: Hannah Yeoh

The country needs 38,333 kindergartens for children in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 29, 2019 @ 23:55

No reason to obstruct construction of Kulim Airport: Guan Eng

There is no reason to block the proposal to build Kulim Airport (KXP) in Kedah as it is funded by the private sector via the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: Home Apr 29, 2019 @ 23:20

No automatic citizenship for those born in Malaysia: Muhyiddin

Being born in Malaysia does not allow an individual to automatically obtain Malaysian citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 29, 2019 @ 23:15

Johor govt to set up audit unit on strata buildings exceeding 30 years

The state government will be setting up special task force to inspect or audit strata buildings that are more than 30 years old.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 29, 2019 @ 23:00

Maszlee: New English-language teachers hired, current teachers getting trained

The Education Ministry is training existing English-language teachers and recruiting new ones to improve proficiency in the lingua franca, Maszlee Malik said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 23:00

Minister: Govt finalising strategic partner for third national car

The government is currently in the final phase of deciding the strategic partner for the third national car project.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 21:10

National Social Council raises need for ministries involvement in fulfilling agreements

The National Social Council in its meeting today raised the need for all ministries to be involved in fulfilling government agreements at the international level.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Apr 29, 2019 @ 20:53

Mobile journalism ensures fast, widespread information dissemination

Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said mobile journalism is capable of fulfilling the need for fast and widespread dissemination of news and information.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Apr 29, 2019 @ 20:30

Maszlee: Bigger matriculation intake a win-win

The retention of the 90 per cent Bumiputera quota amid the expansion of matriculation programmes to 40,000 student intake is a win-win situation, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 29, 2019 @ 18:17

Redevelopment plan to change perception of PPR flats

The redevelopment programme involving flats that are 30-years-old and above under the National Housing Policy 2018-2025 is one of the initiatives introduced by the government to change the perception that properties under the People’s Housing Project are of inferior quality.| Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 29, 2019 @ 18:14

MACC arrests alleged mastermind behind shady aircraft equipment deal

A former special officer to an ex-minister has been arrested on suspicion of being the mastermind behind several government projects, including for the supply of aircraft equipment worth RM1.8mil.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:54

Public housing to be inspected every five years

All landed and multi-level properties at government housing schemes nationwide will be monitored and inspected every five years.| Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:22

4,900 low-cost houses in Sabah in need of redevelopment

The Sabah government has identified seven areas in the ate involving 4,900 low-cost houses that require redevelopment.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt: Budget Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:21

Gov’t allocating RM8.6m to FT mosques and suraus

The government has allocated RM8.6 million to mosques and surau in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, in conjunction with Ramadan.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:09

Penang govt withdraws bid for leave to appeal against EC’s redelineation exercise

The Penang government has withdrawn its application to seek leave to appeal in the Federal Court against the Election Commission (EC)’s redelineation exercise of electoral boundaries.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: Resources Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:01

Xavier: Water Resource Bill being drafted to clamp down on pollution

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry is drafting a uniform and comprehensive Water Resource Bill in a bid to clamp down on water pollution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR Apr 29, 2019 @ 16:39

More than 18,000 benefited from EIS: Mahfuz

Some 18,506 employees have received interim benefit payments amounting to RM18.8 million from the Social Security Organisation (Socso) since the implementation of the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) from January 2018 until February this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 16:34

Special Emergency Response Committe to be set up to monitor PTMP project

A Special Emergency Response Committee will be set up to monitor infrastructure projects under the Penang Transport Masterplan (PTMP), especially in ensuring the implementation of the Emergency Response Plan for the project.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Apr 29, 2019 @ 16:30

After decades, HR minister to launch MTUC rally for workers again

For the first time in decades, the human resource minister will be officiating the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) workers’ day rally.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 16:30

PKNS to pay repair, relocation costs for Taman Keramat Permai PKNS flat dwellers, says Azmin

Gombak MP Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today assured displaced residents of PKNS apartment in Taman Keramat Permai here that they will not be financially burdened by the costs of finding temporary housing nor repairs to fix the cracks that have appeared in their homes.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Apr 29, 2019 @ 16:05

EC to review criteria for appointing election observers

The Election Commission (EC) will be reviewing its criteria for appointing election observers after drawing flak for allowing active politician Datuk Lajim Ukin to take on the task.|Read more >|TheStar

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Apr 29, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:57

Police to question those involved in Rome Statute forum

The police will quiz several individuals involved with the forum on the Rome Statute held at Universiti Malaya on Saturday to record their statements.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:52

Najib's SRC trial set from 9am to 3.30pm during Ramadan

The trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak relating to RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds is set to commence at 9am until 3.30pm during Ramadan, which will start next week. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:41

No Oktoberfest in Sandakan if I win the election, says independent candidate

While the other candidates in the Sandakan by-election focus on bread-and-butter issues affecting the people, independent candidate Sulaiman Abdul Samat (pic) has taken a slightly different path.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:30

Najib's SRC trial: Gandingan Mentari account flagged as ‘high risk’, subject to extra monitoring

The account of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd was considered “high-risk” and put under stringent monitoring by AmBank, the High Court heard today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:21

NIOSH proposes yearly audit for buildings over 20 years old

The government has been urged to conduct a yearly audit for all old high-rise accommodation to ensure the safety of their tenants.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Viewpoints Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:01

Group of retirees call for Socso to extend gratuity payments

A group of retirees want the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to extend gratuity payments to all.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 13:30

Proposed Kulim Airport will have negative impact on Penang, CM says

The proposed Kulim Airport will have a negative impact on Penang, especially the Penang International Airport (LTAPP), the Penang Legislative Assembly was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives Apr 29, 2019 @ 11:18

Mimos and Unitar to create fund for B40 students to pursue IT education

A fund will be set up to support students from the B40 group to pursue their tertiary education in Information Technology studies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:58

Refer to Finance Ministry if home loan application rejected, says Lim

Applicants for home loans who face difficulty in getting loan approvals should refer to the finance ministry, says its minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:50

High Court dismisses Najib's application to strike out charges, trial to go on

The High Court has dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application to strike out the charges in his corruption trial.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: Works Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:30

Works minister confirms RM5.5b federal injection for road linking Sarawak and Sabah

Putrajaya has approved RM5.5 billion for the construction of a 415km-long road from Sarawak all the way to the northern tip of Borneo in Sabah, Works Minister Baru Bian disclosed ahead of the Pakatan Harapan federal government’s first anniversary.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: Home Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:30

Religious status in MyKad to stay for now

The Home Ministry will carefully study the proposal to remove the religious status on the national identity card, said its Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:27

MOH to discuss proposal on mandatory immunisation on May 8

The proposal on making immunisation mandatory will be discussed among the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) steering committee on May 8 for approval, before it is presented to the Cabinet. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 29, 2019 

‘Local handicrafts industry needs more boost’

Greater effort is needed to develop and promote handicrafts from Sarawak, says Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Apr 29, 2019 @ 08:00

Six civil servants among 10 nabbed by Terengganu MACC this year

The Terengganu Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained six civil servants so far this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 07:00

A focus on affordability

With the rising cost of living continuing to be a top concern in the country, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has its work cut out.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 29, 2019 @ 07:00

173 abusers put behind bars

A total of 173 child sexual abusers have been put behind bars by the special court handling sexual crimes against children since it was set up nearly two years ago.|Read more >|TheStar

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Apr 28, 2019 

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 28, 2019 @ 20:23

ECRL negotiations by previous govt not transparent: PM

The negotiations on the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) by the previous Barisan Nasional government were not transparent and were conducted without any detailed study, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 20:00

Muhyiddin: Pakatan couldn’t fulfil pledges because inherited ‘almost bankrupt’ government

Pakatan Harapan (PH) could not fulfil its 2018 election promises because it inherited a huge debt from Barisan Nasional (BN), Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 19:42

Motion to debate on Sarawak’s status in Federal Constitution to be tabled

The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, which will sit for eight days from tomorrow, will see the tabling of the motion to debate on the status of Sarawak as an equal partner in the Federal Constitution.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 28, 2019 @ 19:26

Belt and Road Initiative not China’s plan to dominate: Dr Mahathir

The “One Belt, One Road” (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR Apr 28, 2019 @ 19:15

Employers encouraged to hire ex-convicts

Employers are encouraged to hire former convicts in order to overcome the shortage of workers in the country, according to Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 18:15

Johor govt encourages private sector to continue hiring senior citizens

The state government encourages the private sector to continue using the services of senior citizens who are willing to work despite having reached a certain age.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 28, 2019 @ 18:12

Housing Ministry, state govts to discuss redevelopment of aged flats 

The Housing and Local Government Ministry and state governments will discuss the redevelopment of major housing projects nationwide – especially flats which are more than 30 years old.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 15:26

Dr M: Belt and Road initiative will benefit all participating countries

The Belt and Road Forum has allayed fears that the Malacca Straits and South China Sea would be dominated by a superpower nation, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 15:00

PM moots one-stop investment centre to cut red tape, boost trade

Investors both domestic and foreign will have an easier time to open shop in Malaysia if Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s idea for a one-stop centre is approved. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 28, 2019 @ 14:44

Dr M to TMJ: Only the people can change the Prime Minister

Vote me out if you want, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in an apparent response to Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim's statement that the prime minister should be changed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 28, 2019 @ 14:07

Lee: Educational enforcement on smoking ban to be intensified in rural areas

Educational enforcement on smoking ban will be intensified in rural areas nationwide, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 28, 2019 @ 12:31

Malacca committed to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports

The Malacca government is committed to help encourage the communities, especially women and veterans to adopt a healthy lifestyle through sports.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 28, 2019 

Uggah: Committee to identify urban poor Ibans in Kuching

A committee of Iban community leaders has been formed to identify the urban poor Ibans in Kuching, according to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia Overhaul: TH Apr 28, 2019 @ 08:05

Tabung Haji receives new deposits of nearly RM1b

The Pilgrims’ Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH) recorded nearly RM1 billion in new deposits from its account holders after the rehabilitation and restructuring of the organisation by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 28, 2019 @ 07:30

Health Ministry: Smoking, obesity main contributors to diabetes, hypertension in Malaysia

Smoking and obesity are among the major contributors to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and hypertension in the country which are at an alarming level. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Rome Statute: Decision to accede was made by BN

A former head of the Research, Treaties and International Law Department has made known how the Rome Statute became a political hot potato due to vested interests – critics who ironically had agreed to its ratification eight years ago.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysia to learn IBS from China’s builders

Malaysia is bringing in Chinese builders to share their expertise in the Industrialised Building System (IBS). Eight companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) for the affordable home projects throughout Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: Works Apr 28, 2019 @ 06:30

Works minister: Over RM2b needed to build and upkeep roads in Malaysia

Works Minister Baru Bian said over RM2 billion is needed for his ministry to build more roads and to upgrade and maintain existing connecting infrastructure in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

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Apr 28, 2019 

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 28, 2019 @ 20:23

ECRL negotiations by previous govt not transparent: PM

The negotiations on the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) by the previous Barisan Nasional government were not transparent and were conducted without any detailed study, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 20:00

Muhyiddin: Pakatan couldn’t fulfil pledges because inherited ‘almost bankrupt’ government

Pakatan Harapan (PH) could not fulfil its 2018 election promises because it inherited a huge debt from Barisan Nasional (BN), Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New State Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 19:42

Motion to debate on Sarawak’s status in Federal Constitution to be tabled

The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, which will sit for eight days from tomorrow, will see the tabling of the motion to debate on the status of Sarawak as an equal partner in the Federal Constitution.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL Apr 28, 2019 @ 19:26

Belt and Road Initiative not China’s plan to dominate: Dr Mahathir

The “One Belt, One Road” (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR Apr 28, 2019 @ 19:15

Employers encouraged to hire ex-convicts

Employers are encouraged to hire former convicts in order to overcome the shortage of workers in the country, according to Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 18:15

Johor govt encourages private sector to continue hiring senior citizens

The state government encourages the private sector to continue using the services of senior citizens who are willing to work despite having reached a certain age.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 28, 2019 @ 18:12

Housing Ministry, state govts to discuss redevelopment of aged flats 

The Housing and Local Government Ministry and state governments will discuss the redevelopment of major housing projects nationwide – especially flats which are more than 30 years old.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 15:26

Dr M: Belt and Road initiative will benefit all participating countries

The Belt and Road Forum has allayed fears that the Malacca Straits and South China Sea would be dominated by a superpower nation, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 28, 2019 @ 15:00

PM moots one-stop investment centre to cut red tape, boost trade

Investors both domestic and foreign will have an easier time to open shop in Malaysia if Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s idea for a one-stop centre is approved. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 28, 2019 @ 14:44

Dr M to TMJ: Only the people can change the Prime Minister

Vote me out if you want, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in an apparent response to Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim's statement that the prime minister should be changed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 28, 2019 @ 14:07

Lee: Educational enforcement on smoking ban to be intensified in rural areas

Educational enforcement on smoking ban will be intensified in rural areas nationwide, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New State Initiatives Apr 28, 2019 @ 12:31

Malacca committed to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports

The Malacca government is committed to help encourage the communities, especially women and veterans to adopt a healthy lifestyle through sports.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 28, 2019 

Uggah: Committee to identify urban poor Ibans in Kuching

A committee of Iban community leaders has been formed to identify the urban poor Ibans in Kuching, according to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia Overhaul: TH Apr 28, 2019 @ 08:05

Tabung Haji receives new deposits of nearly RM1b

The Pilgrims’ Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH) recorded nearly RM1 billion in new deposits from its account holders after the rehabilitation and restructuring of the organisation by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Apr 28, 2019 @ 07:30

Health Ministry: Smoking, obesity main contributors to diabetes, hypertension in Malaysia

Smoking and obesity are among the major contributors to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and hypertension in the country which are at an alarming level. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal Apr 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Rome Statute: Decision to accede was made by BN

A former head of the Research, Treaties and International Law Department has made known how the Rome Statute became a political hot potato due to vested interests – critics who ironically had agreed to its ratification eight years ago.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Apr 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysia to learn IBS from China’s builders

Malaysia is bringing in Chinese builders to share their expertise in the Industrialised Building System (IBS). Eight companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) for the affordable home projects throughout Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: Works Apr 28, 2019 @ 06:30

Works minister: Over RM2b needed to build and upkeep roads in Malaysia

Works Minister Baru Bian said over RM2 billion is needed for his ministry to build more roads and to upgrade and maintain existing connecting infrastructure in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

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Apr 27, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt: AGC Apr 27, 2019 @ 21:19

King will not be held responsible for war declaration, says A-G

Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas today said that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the supreme commander of the armed forces will not be held responsible for the decision made by the prime minister, the cabinet and defence ministry regarding war declaration.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

PTPTN collects RM4.7 billion in SSPN deposits

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has collected RM4.7 billion in National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) deposits until last March 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Govt: Home Apr 27, 2019 @ 20:08

Restructuring aimed at improving PDRM's performance, says Muhyiddin

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the ongoing Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) restructuring exercise and the disbandment of its three special task forces were aimed at improving the performance of the force and avoiding duplication of functions among its units and task forces.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Apr 27, 2019 @ 20:00

Over 10,000 affordable housing units to be built in Manjung

A total of 10,500 affordable housing units will be built at Bandar Baru Setia Awan Perdana in Manjung, near here in the next five years in an effort to enable more people to own a house.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Apr 27, 2019 @ 18:45

Belt and Road countries reach consensus, pledge to strengthen cooperation

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) came to a close today with participating countries reaching a consensus to push for the realisation of what has been called "the project of the century".|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Apr 27, 2019 @ 17:30

Guan Eng: Government allocates RM500 million in loans for palm oil smallholders

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that the government has decided to allocate RM500 million in loans for replantation of oil palm to smallholders.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Johor MB Crisis Apr 27, 2019 @ 17:18

All 26 Johor Bersatu divisions pledge support for new MB Dr Sahruddin

All 26 Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) division chiefs have thrown their support behind Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal nearly two weeks after he was appointed Johor Mentri Besar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Maika Apr 27, 2019 @ 17:00

Minority shareholders filed suit against Maika Holdings for not acting in their interest

Three minority shareholders of Maika Holdings Sdn Bhd had filed a suit against the company, seeking compensation and damages.|Read more >|Malaymail