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ANM in the News Archive August 01 - 05,  2019

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August 05, 2019

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 05, 2019 @ 21:52

Khat calligraphy for heritage and national unity, says NUTP

The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) today said the introduction of the art of khat or Jawi calligraphy is intended to inculcate the value of Malay heritage and national identity and that the issue should not be blown out of proportion to the extent of inviting controversy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 05, 2019 @ 20:33

Lodge official complaint if asked to pay assessment: Terengganu MB

Residents who received directives to pay their assessments must lodge their complaints with the relevant state government agencies, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: MySalam Aug 05, 2019 @ 19:05

MySalam scheme must be reviewed, says think tank

An independent committee must conduct a sincere and open review of the MySalam scheme, said a health think tank.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Viewpoints Aug 05, 2019 @ 19:01

Salary revision needed for civil servants

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) today called on the government to consider revising the salaries of civil servants throughout the country, as the last increase was during the 2012-2013 period.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Aug 05, 2019 @ 18:12

No plan for new tax measures in Budget 2020: Guan Eng

There will be no new tax measures in the upcoming 2020 Budget 2020, said Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 05, 2019 @ 17:30

Dr Wee questions why govt received RM175.8mil from Lynas

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned the Federal Government's silence on the US$42.2mil (RM175.8mil) received from Lynas Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: NEP Aug 05, 2019 @ 17:28

NEP must move away from race-based to a needs-based approach

Review of the New Economic Policy (NEP) must see the affirmative policy move away from a race-based to a needs-based approach, said Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 05, 2019 @ 16:57

More thumbs down for khat in schools

Objections to the introduction of khat – a Malay-Arabic calligraphy – into the primary education syllabus has intensified.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Aug 05, 2019 @ 16:20

Chinese firms relocating to Malaysia amid trade war, says economist

Some companies in China are relocating their operations to Malaysia amid the country’s trade war with the United States (US).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan Aug 05, 2019 @ 16:14

12MP to see high impact projects in Sabah

Sabah will continue to implement existing as well as new high impact projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) as a catalyst for the state’s development.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Aug 05, 2019 @ 15:34

Govt studying possibility of enacting a Domestic Workers Act

The government is studying the possibility of enacting a standalone Act that governs domestic workers, says M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure Levy | Aug 05, 2019 @ 15:30

Channel half of departure tax earnings to state, Sabah says

Expressing dissatisfaction that it was not consulted before a decision was made, the Sabah government has said it wants at least 50 per cent of the collection from the departure tax here to be given to the state government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Economy Aug 05, 2019 @ 15:11

Face the truth, we are not out of the woods, warns Daim

Although the New Economic Policy (NEP) has polarised sections of the society, one would disregard it at Malaysia's peril, warns former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan Aug 05, 2019 @ 14:02

Govt to introduce bamboo community farming under 12MP

Bamboo community farming will be introduced by the government under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) and include in-situ processing facilities to create more value-added activities along the supply chain of the industry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan | Aug 05, 2019 @ 13:00

Gerakan: Make computing, not khat calligraphy, compulsory for students

Putrajaya should be focusing on strengthening science, English, technology and mathematics (STEM) subjects instead of forcing khat writing on primary school students, Gerakan’s Oh Tong Keong said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Aug 05, 2019 @ 12:24

Gov't mulling stronger laws in battle against human trafficking

The government is considering more effective laws, rules and policies in its fight against human trafficking.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Aug 05, 2019 @ 10:42

Questions remain on govt’s focus on aerospace industry

The government’s focus on elevating the aerospace industry has raised questions, with an economist doubting its sustainability in the long run.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 05, 2019 @ 08:42

Najib slams Fuziah's claim Lynas licence renewal due to previous govt's debt

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has dismissed as ridiculous Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh's assertion that Lynas is allowed to stay due to the previous government being in too much debt.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 05, 2019 @ 08:16

Gerakan: Make computing, not khat calligraphy, compulsory for students

Pakatan Harapan and the Umno-PAS pact will face each other in at least 100 parliamentary and 299 state seats in the next general election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 05, 2019 @ 08:11

Rapid encourages public to use ‘foldies on rapid’ service

Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd today called on the public, especially cyclists, to use the ‘Foldies on Rapid’ service as an alternative to driving their own vehicles to reduce traffic congestion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Aug 05, 2019 @ 07:00

90% of PKR division chiefs express support for Anwar

A total of 197 PKR division chiefs have expressed their support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s leadership.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure Levy Aug 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry backs departure levy

The Tourism Ministry is backing the implementation of the departure levy next month despite calls from the industry to defer the tax until after Visit Malaysia Year 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Aug 05, 2019 @ 07:00

NRD receives 7,838 applications through outreach programme

The National Registration Department (NRD) has received 7,838 applications for identification documents including identity cards, birth and citizenship certificates, through its nationwide outreach programme from January to June.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Aug 05, 2019 @ 00:30

PKR sec-gen: Repeated remarks over PM’s tenure period will only disgust the people

Repeated remarks of leaders over the Prime Minister’s tenure period will only make the people feel disgusted, PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

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August 04, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Aug 04, 2019 @ 22:30

Curb subsidised fertilisers' abuse early, says minister

The issue of leakage in the distribution of subsidised fertilisers to farmers does not begin at the National Farmers' Organisation (NAFAS) level, however, it is often traced to much lower levels.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 04, 2019 @ 20:48

Commercial solid waste separation to be done in stages

It’s all systems go for waste separation. A total of 485 enforcement officers will be inspecting industrial commercial and institutional (ICI) premises from this month to ensure compliance with proper waste management requirements.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 04, 2019 @ 20:38

‘Firmer action needed to keep out foreign traders’

Firmer action needs to taken by local councils to curb the presence of foreign hawkers, said Yap Kim Huat, chairman of the Klang Night Market Small Traders Association.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 04, 2019 @ 20:17

Pasir Gudang factories directed to install emission data monitoring equipment

All factories in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to install special equipment to enable direct data monitoring of emissions from its chimneys over a 24-hour period.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MESTECC Aug 03, 2019 @ 17:22

State governments to get more power in tackling environmental issues

All state governments are required to establish their own environmental committees, as part of an effort to take more proactive preventive measures towards monitoring environmental issues in the states.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia |Khat controversy Aug 04, 2019 @ 16:54

Introduction of other calligraphy styles will be considered: Maszlee

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) has expressed his readiness to consider the need to introduce other styles of calligraphy apart from khat (a form of Malay-Arabic calligraphy) or jawi writing in the school curriculum.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Aug 04, 2019 @ 16:32

MOA to launch massive fruit promotion campaign

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries (MOA) will launch a massive campaign to promote local fruits in foreign markets to lure more tourists in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 04, 2019 @ 16:17

State DAP: Khat should be optional in Sarawak Chinese schools

Sarawak DAP says khat calligraphy should be optional for the state’s Chinese schools.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Aug 03, 2019 @ 15:54

Sabah Bersatu wants programmes under 12th Malaysia Plan to overcome development imbalance

Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) wants the government to form specific strategies in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) to reduce the gap between Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 03, 2019 @ 15:18

Ministry targeting more women from rural areas to be entrepreneurs

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry is focusing in getting more women from rural areas to be entrepreneurs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tmn Rimba Kiara | Aug 04, 2019 @ 15:00

Don’t Taman Rimba Kiara longhouse dwellers deserve permanent homes? MIC rep asks Hannah Yeoh

Federal Territories MIC chairman Datuk Rajah Symon hit out today at Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh, accusing her of steamrolling over the wishes of the largely Indian longhouse residents in Taman Rimba Kiara who have been waiting nearly four decades for permanent housing.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Aug 04, 2019 @ 14:00

Minimum age for PeKa B40 lowered to 40, says Dzulkefly

The age limit for the Healthcare Protection Scheme for low-income B40 group (PeKa B40)’s recipients has been reduced from 50 to 40 years, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|Malaymail

Peka B40 healthcare scheme >

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 04, 2019 @ 08:34

Green light from PM for introduction of khat language

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has given the go-ahead for the introduction of khat (a form of Malay-Arabic calligraphy) as part of the Bahasa Melayu subject for Year Four students next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

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August 03, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 03, 2019 @ 21:29

Reproach litterbugs to keep country clean: Zuraida

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will hold a campaign to encourage people to rebuke litterbugs or those who have no care for cleanliness.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DoE Aug 03, 2019 @ 21:15

DoE activates two open burning prevention action plans

The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated its two prevention action plans to reduce the risk of open burning in the wake of haze, which has reduced air quality in most parts the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Aug 03, 2019 @ 20:20

Health ministry to facilitate T&CM clinical trials

The Ministry of Health will help local traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) practitioners to facilitate clinical trials and enable them to obtain good manufacturing practices (GMP) certification.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: ERC Aug 03, 2019 @ 19:35

ERC to hold 6 engagement sessions in August

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) will hold six engagement sessions outside the Klang Valley this month to get the views of the public on the proposed improvements to the system and rules surrounding elections.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 03, 2019 @ 16:59

Decision on Lynas plant on Aug 15

The decision on whether Australia's rare earth producer Lynas Corp Ltd (Lynas) will be allowed to continue its operations in Malaysia will be known on Aug 15.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Aug 03, 2019 @ 15:51

Tok Mat: Umno-PAS agreement does not touch on seat allocation

The partnership between Umno and PAS will not touch on the allocation of seats between the two parties, say Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 03, 2019 @ 15:43

Lynas suggests building its permanent disposal factory on disused mines in Pahang

Lynas Malaysia has suggested using disused mines in Pahang as a site for building its permanent disposal factory (PDF).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 03, 2019 @ 15:40

Once anti-Lynas darlings, Kuantan and Bentong MPs now face barrage of insults online

Malaysians on Facebook are mercilessly mocking Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers Fuziah Salleh and Wong Tack over the government’s decision on Lynas Malaysia, dredging up the duo’s claims against the Australian mining firm from before.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Aug 03, 2019 @ 15:34

Boost local consumption to offset effects from US-China trade war: Azmin

Malaysia will need to boost its domestic consumption if it is to weather the storm wrought by the US-China trade war.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: KXP Aug 03, 2019 @ 13:56

Azmin: Gov't studying proposals to build KXP as cargo airport

The government has received numerous submissions from parties with plans to develop the proposed Kulim International Airport (KXP) as a cargo airport instead of a commercial service air hub.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 03, 2019 @ 12:40

Defending Cabinet decision on Lynas, Yeo Bee Yin says better than ‘status quo’

Pakatan Harapan's (PH) move to let Lynas Malaysia explore a permanent disposal facility (PDF) in the country is a superior solution to the present situation, Yeo Bee Yin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 03, 2019 @ 12:09

Vote 18: Rukun Negara programme to instill political literacy among school students

The move to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 will now be followed by efforts to educate young voters through the Rukun Negara School programme to enable them to perform their duties responsibly.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Aug 03, 2019 @ 12:00

Report: Umno raised RM2b so far by selling stakes in four firms

Umno has generated nearly RM2 billion this year through the sale of shares or proxy stakes in four public-listed company, according to a news report.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 03, 2019 @ 11:40

Local authorities must allocate adequate budget for PPR flat lift maintenance

All local authorities must allocate sufficient budgets to carry out maintenance and replacement works of facilities, including lifts, at public housing flats under their jurisdiction.|Read more >|NST

People’s Housing Projects (PPR) >

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan Aug 03, 2019 @ 11:33

Long live Dr Mahathir, says Zuraida

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should finish a full term in office, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 03, 2019 @ 09:16

Entrepreneurship to become job creators: Mahathir

The government aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship that encourages entrepreneurs to become job creators and to provide guidance to those working in their respective industries, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM Aug 03, 2019 @ 09:07

Illegal money services: Cash, properties worth RM4m seized, 35 bank accounts frozen

A total of 35 bank accounts were frozen in addition to RM4 million cash and properties seized in raids on a network of illegal money services business (MSB) operators around the Klang Valley and Penang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan Aug 03, 2019 @ 08:52

IRB sues Ku Nan for RM57mil in unpaid taxes

The Malaysian Government via the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has filed a suit against former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, seeking RM57.17mil in income tax arrears for the period between 2012 and 2017.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: mySalam | Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:30

Form independent committee to review mySalam and shut it down if needed, PSM tells PM

Putrajaya should review the mySalam insurance scheme and call it off if necessary as it is not benefitting its supposed B40 target group, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

Skim Perlindungan Nasional B40 (mySalam) >

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Three states yet to gazette water catchment areas

Three states – Johor, Perak and Penang have yet to gazette their forest reserve water catchment areas, says the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.The ministry pointed out that the catchment areas for the three states totalled 139, 290 acres (56, 370ha).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry to improve Penang Hill infrastructure

The Economic Affairs Ministry will look into allocation from the Federal Government to help improve existing infrastructure on Penang Hill.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:00

500, 000 civil servants yet to apply for govt housing loan

Some 500, 000 civil servants have yet to own houses based on the number of those who have not taken up government financing for housing, according to the public sector home financing board (LPPSA).|Read more >|TheStar

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August 02, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 02, 2019 @ 22:59

Dr M: Do not sacrifice integrity, honesty in pursuit of success

The race to create successful entrepreneurs should not mean that values such as integrity and honesty can be sacrificed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 02, 2019 @ 20:19

Need for maintenance audit at PPR: Dr Wan Azizah

Expressing shock over a lift accident today, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) has called for a comprehensive maintenance audit to be conducted at all People’s Housing Projects (PPR).|Read more >|SunDaily

People’s Housing Projects (PPR) >

New Malaysia | Reforms: Land matters Aug 02, 2019 @ 20:01

Govt agrees to land insurance security to prevent property fraud

The government has agreed in principle to the proposal of land insurance security concept for land transactions, said the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Aug 02, 2019 @ 19:37

Govt mulling use of electronic monitoring devices on parolees

The government is studying a proposal to use electronic monitoring devices (EMD) on parolees undergoing rehabilitation under the corporate smart internship (CSI) programme, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Projects: ECRL | Aug 02, 2019 @ 19:30

ECRL developers to issue tenders for railway’s civil works, will retain previously suspended contractors

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) developer is set to issue tenders for civil works projects for the said mega railway construction in the fourth quarter of this year, Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Sdn Bhd said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Aug 02, 2019 @ 16:15

MOH: New act on vape, electronic cigarettes, shisha

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will draw up a new act to supervise the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarettes and shisha.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: JAKOA Aug 02, 2019 @ 15:46

Jakoa urges Federal, state govts to resolve Orang Asli issues amicably

Issues concerning the Orang Asli would best be addressed through amicable dialogue rather than conflict, says Dr Juli Edo.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg LRT Aug 02, 2019 @ 15:45

Chant to Penang: Come clean on China Art study trip

The Penang government has been told to come clean on alleged study trip made by state officials to China earlier this month on the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) system used there. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Aug 02, 2019 @ 14:52

Hire parolees, private sector urged

The Home Ministry has urged the private sector to get involved in the Prisons Department's Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme to help parolees reintegrate into society.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Policies: Departure levy | Aug 02, 2019 @ 14:30

Flying out from Malaysia? RM8-RM150 departure tax imposed from Sept 1

Anyone who flies out from Malaysia will have to pay tax in the form of a departure levy ranging from RM8 to RM150 from this September 1, the government has announced.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking ban Aug 02, 2019 @ 12:32

Sabah to start penalising smokers at eateries next year

The Sabah government has extended the grace period for a state-wide smoking ban at all eateries to Dec 31. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 02, 2019 @ 12:30

Global Bersih urges EC to carry out comprehensive reforms to overseas voting system

Polls reform group Global Bersih today urged the Election Commission (EC) to conduct a comprehensive overseas voting reform to allow Malaysians living abroad to vote more easily.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Aug 02, 2019 @ 12:21

Strategy paper for aerospace industry to be developed: Azmin

The aerospace industry will be given priority under the 12th Malaysia Plan, with a special Technical Working Group (TWG) developing a five-year strategy paper.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

PM: Malaysia prevailed over attempts to split country

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia was able to overcome unnamed groups’ attempts to create racial divisions in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives Aug 02, 2019 @ 11:30

Raising up the poor

For a nation to progress, education is essential, said TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Aug 02, 2019 @ 10:20

Report: Taxman sues Ku Nan for RM57m

The Inland Revenue Board has filed a lawsuit against Umno's Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor over RM57.17 million in unpaid taxes from 2012 until 2017.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:57

'RM5b for entrepreneurs should go to one ministry, not divided'

The RM5 billion expected to be allocated for entrepreneur development under the 12th Malaysia Plan should be parked under the Entrepreneur Development Ministry. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:55

Karnival Rahmah 2019 to be held from Sept 26 - 29

The government will be organising "Karnival Rahmah 2019" next month aimed at raising awareness on the government's practices based on Islamic principles, says Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Education Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:33

Plans underway to restore KTBC’s role as training centre for teachers in Southeast Asia

The government intends to restore the role of Kota Baru Teacher’s College (KBTC), now known as Kota Baru Teacher Education Institution (IPG), as a place that will train teachers not only from Malaysia but also in the Southeast Asia region, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:30

Bomb threats at KL Sentral, Russian embassy fake; incomplete IED found outside Damansara home

Police teams responding to reports of bombs at KL Sentral and the Russian embassy here have found no evidence of explosive devices.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:23

Second duplicate copy of receipt for RM2m payment missing'

A second duplicate copy of a RM2 million receipt of a payment made to Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor for Umno’s “political donation” went missing from the party’s official receipt book.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:17

Drive innovation and competitiveness, Dr M urges business community

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the business community to help drive competitiveness and innovation to create jobs of the future.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PIL 1 Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:04

Penang to apply allocation from federal govt for PIL 1 project

The Penang government will request to the Federal government for an RM10 billion allocation to fund the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) projects, said chief minister Chow Kon Yeow yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR Party Feud | Aug 02, 2019 @ 07:30

Analysts: For PKR and Pakatan to move forward, either Anwar or Azmin has to yield

PKR and by extension Pakatan Harapan (PH) as a ruling coalition, cannot move forward as long as there is still bad blood between its two top leaders, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, analysts have said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 02, 2019 @ 07:00

Never reveal to the public, whistleblowers told

Go through proper channels when whistleblowing - report to the authorities, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 01, 2019

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 01, 2019 @ 22:00

Perak MB halts logging activities in Orang Asli village in Gerik

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has with immediate effect ordered a temporary halt to all logging activities within the Kampung Cunex Orang Asli land in Gerik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 01, 2019 @ 20:32

DAP, resign or be labeled as traitors for keeping Lynas

With its operating licence expiring on Sept 2, Lynas comes under intense spotlight when the Prime Minister was reported saying on Thursday (Aug 1) that Lynas has been directed to construct a permanent disposal facility (PDF) to treat the water leach purification (WLP) residue that is created from rare earth processing at its facility in Gebeng, Kuantan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 01, 2019 @ 19:56

PM should not have a say in appointment of judges: Former TI-M president

The power of the Prime Minister to influence the appointment of judges has to stop or be removed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 01, 2019 @ 19:45

Change needed to achieve IR4.0 objectives

A change in the Malaysian education system is essential to help the country achieve the objectives of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), according to stakeholders in the education sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Aug 01, 2019 @ 19:48

Promote occupational health and safety: Ministry

The Human Resource Ministry has called on all companies to uphold the National Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Policy to improve the safety and health of employees.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Aug 01, 2019 @ 19:18

9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) do not possess halal certificates.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 01, 2019 @ 19:00

Sarawak DCM denies Sarawak Report’s report on defrauding conspiracy

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan today denied an allegation that he was involved in a conspiracy to defraud a RM285 million court judgment, as reported by whistleblower site Sarawak Report (SR).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 01, 2019 @ 18:00

Maszlee: E-learning to be platform to raise English proficiency

E-learning (online learning) will be made a platform to help raise the English proficiency level of students and improve the skills of teachers teaching the language, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 01, 2019 @ 17:17

Home Ministry urged to reconsider decision to disband Sarawak citizenship committee

The Sarawak Women for Women Society has called on the Home Ministry to reconsider its decision to disband the state's Special Committee on Citizenship.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP | Aug 01, 2019 @ 16:15

Penang to seek RM10b from Putrajaya for transport blueprint

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state will send a “pleading” letter to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for RM10 billion to fund part of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Education | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:58

Foreign chambers suggest Msia’s education system should focus on industrial side

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international chambers of commerce he engaged in a session on workforce and talent today has suggested that Malaysia’s education system should also focus on industrial needs.|Read more >|SunDaily

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August 01, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: Education | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:58

Foreign chambers suggest Msia’s education system should focus on industrial side

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international chambers of commerce he engaged in a session on workforce and talent today has suggested that Malaysia’s education system should also focus on industrial needs.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:49

Msia asks Lynas for waste plan before licence renewal

Malaysia is waiting on Australian miner Lynas Corp’s plan to manage low-level radioactive waste from its rare earths processing plant ahead of a license renewal, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:47

Malaysia’s first hydrogen buses make debut

Malaysia’s first hydrogen buses made their debut appearance on the city’s streets today but without passengers, as they are on a trial run until Aug 14.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:30

Opposition coalition chief claims Dr M invited lawmakers for meeting, PKR men also present

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg revealed today that the meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Opposition lawmakers was at the prime minister’s invitation.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: SOCSO | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:26

Register with Socso or face RM1, 000 fine, self-employed drivers told

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be launching an operation in August to compel self-employed taxi, bus and e-hailing drivers to register under its Self-Employed Employment Injury Scheme (SEEIS).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Aug 01, 2019 @ 15:04

MACC urges state govts to implement asset declaration for lawmakers

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is calling upon all state governments to emulate the Federal Government's move to have lawmakers declare their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Aug 01, 2019 @ 13:25

Cabinet hasn't decided on takeover date of Gamuda highways, says Dr M

The Cabinet has not decided on the date for the takeover of Gamuda Bhd’s four urban highways, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Aug 01, 2019 @ 14:37

Defence Ministry: Nothing negative about building Littoral Mission Ships in China

The government’s decision to build four Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in China does not bring any negative effects in terms of technology and knowledge transfer as well as Malaysia’s dependence on China, the Defence Ministry said today. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Aug 01, 2019 @ 13:14

Mahathir denies proposed takeover of highways put on hold

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied that the proposed RM6.2-billion takeover of four highway concessionaires has been put on hold pending a review.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PES | Aug 01, 2019 @ 13:00

Penang east seafront transformation to start in six months

The proposed east seafront project stretching from the old Penang Yacht Club (PYC) up to Tanjung City Marina is set to kick off in six months.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 01, 2019 @ 13:00

We’ll remember this in GE15, anti-Lynas lobby tells ‘untrustworthy’ Pakatan govt

Opponents of Lynas Corp said today they felt betrayed by Pakatan Harapan, after the prime minister confirmed the government is removing the requirement for the firm to repatriate its rare-earths waste as a precondition for its licence renewal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:46

Help create jobs of the future, Dr M tells business community

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the business community to help drive competitiveness and innovation to create jobs of the future in Malaysia. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:38

Labour market reforms crucial to address job mismatches: Dr Mahathir

Labour market reforms are crucial to address job mismatches which contribute to graduate underemployment, unemployment and slow wage growth as well as over-dependence on foreign labour, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:30

Putrajaya confirms letting Lynas treat rare-earth waste in Malaysia

The Pakatan Harapan government has removed the requirement for Lynas Corp to repatriate its rare-earth processing waste as a precondition for its licence renewal, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:05

PM: Yes, a group of Opposition politicians came to see me

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that a group of Opposition politicians met with him two days ago to pledge their support for him to complete the full term as premier.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:00

Penang exco says will blacklist developers demanding premium for price-controlled homes

Penang will ban developers who make buyers pay beyond fixed prices for low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable housing units, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo warned today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 01, 2019 @ 11:57

Political literacy and maturity essential to qualify for position: Analyst

A political analyst has said that 18-year-olds are not matured enough to be MPs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 01, 2019 @ 11:45

Dr M: Govt still waiting for Lynas proposal on disposal of waste

The government is still waiting for Lynas Corp to present its proposal on how it plans to deal with the rare earth processing waste, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt Programmes | Aug 01, 2019 @ 10:30

PKR senator apologises over call to protect men against ‘seduction’ towards sex crimes

Senator Mohd Imran Abd Hamid apologised today for proposing a law to protect men against “seduction” leading to sexual crimes after his controversial suggestion triggered backlash from both sides of the aisle.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 01, 2019 @ 10:30

Labour reforms worthless if workers not passionate, says PM

Malaysians must have fervour for their work or the government’s efforts to improve labour conditions will be for naught, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR | Aug 01, 2019 @ 10:04

'Men are seduced into raping' PKR senator slammed by party, think tank

PKR along with a think tank have called on PKR Senator Mohd Imran Abd Hamid to retract his proposal that a law be enacted to protect men from being seduced into committing rape.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism | Aug 01, 2019 @ 08:06

Easing visa entry to boost Visit Malaysia 2020

The Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility has been implemented at the Miri International Airport and Sungei Tujuh entry points, particularly for Chinese tourists and expatriates in Brunei coming into Malaysia, in an effort to increase the number of tourists for the Visit Malaysia Year 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Aug 01, 2019 @ 07:38

‘Rumah Selangorku’ home ownership still low due to loan requirements

The Selangor government has received 189,892 applications for the Rumah Selangorku programme in the past five years, but sadly only a fraction of the applicants ended up owning the homes offered.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Aug 01, 2019 @ 07:00

Fight on Android boxes to hit homes

Homeowners must be held accountable for consuming pirated content, says National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) chairman Datuk Hans Isaac.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 01, 2019 @ 07:00

New enactment in progress to control influx of foreign hawkers, says Ng

A new enactment for hawkers is in the process of being drawn up by the state government to control the influx of foreign hawkers, says Ng Sze Han.|Read more >|TheStar

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