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ANM in the News Archive August 11 - 15,  2019

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August 15, 2019

New Malaysia | State Govt Aid Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:05

Disaster funds approved for three Penang low-cost housings after storm

Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Exco Phee Boon Poh said that residents in three low-cost (LC) housing areas in the Penang North-East District have received disaster funds after the heavy storm on Aug 9.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:54

No changes in MACC, Azam Baki to resume work on Aug 22

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya has refuted the report alleging that there will be changes in the agency purportedly due to its Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation) Datuk Seri Azam Baki’s recent sick leave.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:54

Muhyiddin: We won't think twice about action against those who threaten the peace

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said enforcement agencies under his ministry will not think twice about taking action against all those who undermine the country’s peace and public order.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:30

Cited as proof of Islamisation in khat, Yadim says Dong Zong’s reading selective

Putrajaya-backed missionary group Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) has clarified today that its statement on khat as a way to understand Quranic teachings was directed towards Muslims and not adherents of other faiths.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aid Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:26

Storm victims to receive RM200 to RM500 aid: Wan Azizah

The victims of the storm that lashed seven states last Friday will receive financial aid of between RM200 and RM500 based on the extent of the damage to their houses, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:08

Sado cattle breeding hub in Terengganu: Azmin

The government is committed to creating a large-scale sado cattle breeding hub in Terengganu to meet market demand, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:26

Influential Chinese school board left out in deciding jawi learning, says Dr Wee

The Cabinet's decision to allow Year Four pupils to decide whether they want to learn jawi writing from next year has raised eyebrows, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 15, 2019 @ 19:30

Govt will not continue funding incentive for sustainable palm oil certification, minister says

The government will not be extending the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (MSPO) incentive which ends on December 31 this year, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 19:13

More calling for Zakir’s deportation

The calls to deport Dr Zakir Naik has reached a new level, with two more politicians and a social activist demanding action against the controversial Islamic preacher.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 15, 2019 @ 18:23

NIOSH launches Media Safety Passport programme

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today launched its Media Safety Passport (MSP) training programme, the first of its kind in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 15, 2019 @ 18:07

Penang still considering other alternatives to train system

The Penang government is still looking at other alternatives to the train system to be implemented under its Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) project, says Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 18:00

Hadi: Solidarity with Muslims above fellow citizens, ‘one million’ PAS members back Zakir Naik

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has vowed today that “more than one million” members of the Islamist party will not allow fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik from being harmed, amid calls to deport him over alleged inflammatory remarks.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 17:30

Putrajaya denies involvement in Perlis camp for Muslim converts featuring Zakir Naik

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has denied its involvement with a camp for Muslim converts in Perlis this weekend, that is set to feature beleaguered televangelist Dr Zakir Naik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan Aug 15, 2019 @ 16:31

RM988.5 million allocation for Terengganu’s development expenditure

A total of RM988.5 million has been allocated for Terengganu’s development expenditure (DE) this year, according to the Economic Affairs Ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 15, 2019 @ 16:30

Police open probe against Dong Zong, Zakir Naik

The police have opened an investigation after having received six reports against the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong), CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 15, 2019 @ 16:18

Selangor gov’t allocates RM1.6m to fix homes damaged by storm

The Selangor government has allocated RM1.6 million to help residents of Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor fix their houses damaged by a storm last Saturday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 15, 2019 @ 16:11

Pakatan party chiefs unite and say: Stop rhetoric, sidestep polemic

Stop the rhetoric that will break our unity, says the Pakatan Harapan leadership. The chiefs of the four political parties of Pakatan Harapan -- Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Nasional – said that it is time to dismiss polemics that will destroy the country.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: ERC | Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:30

Poll reforms panel moots end to archaic poster, banner wars

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) proposed that the government do away with banners and posters for election campaigns due to their high cost.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:12

Sarawak bans Zakir Naik from entering the state

The Sarawak government has banned Zakir Naik from entering the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:00

Agriculture Ministry says aims to make Malaysia self-sufficient in milk by 2025

The government is aiming for self-sufficiency in local fresh milk production within the next five years, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:00

PKR stand on Zakir Naik after Anwar’s return from Haj, says party sec-gen

PKR’s view concerning provocative preacher Dr Zakir Naik will only be made public after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim returns from performing his Haj in Mecca.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car | Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:52

Minister says no bailout if 3rd national car project fails

The government will not bail out DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd, the anchor company of the third national car project, if it fails, says the International Trade and Industry Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:50

Umno Sec-Gen defends Zakir Naik

Umno secretary-general Tan Seri Annuar Musa (pix) has defended controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s statement on Malaysia’s Hindu and Chinese communities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 13:22

Dong Zong's intention to safeguard mother-tongue education is reasonable, says MCA

Chinese educationist group Dong Zong's intention to safeguard mother-tongue education is reasonable, says MCA.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Aug 15, 2019 @ 10:55

US prosecutors seek sale of luxury homes linked to Riza Aziz

US prosecutors are seeking to sell three luxury homes linked to Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, court documents showed, in the latest effort to recover money allegedly stolen from Malaysian fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 15, 2019 @ 08:00

Analysts: Open tiffs in Pakatan govt sign of good democracy, but worrying for voters

The rather tangled series of decisions on key policies within the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is a good sign of a nascent democracy in the administration, analysts have noted.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Aug 15, 2019 @ 07:59

Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water

The Fishermen’s Association of Penang (Pen Mutiara) urged the state government to rehabilitate the state’s sea water, which is believed to be polluted by the sea reclamation project before embarking on any new projects including the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 15, 2019 @ 07:51

National disaster agency to coordinate, expedite aid to storm victims

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) will ensure that assistance to victims of the storm that lashed the northern states on Friday is coordinated and expedited.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Aug 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Umno sues ex-members

Umno intends to sue the remaining 14 of its former lawmakers who have defected from the party after the 14th General Election following the filing of a suit against three Bersatu MPs.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 14, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR | Aug 14, 2019 @ 23:00

Time for Dr M to step down as PM to save Pakatan, says PKR MP

PKR lawmaker Hassan Abdul Karim has proposed for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down as he claimed the latter is not able to manage several pressing issues.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:29

Just revoke Zakir Naik’s PR status and let him decide where to go, lawyer tells Putrajaya

Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has suggested today for Putrajaya to simply revoke fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik’s permanent residence (PR) status, following his reported inflammatory remarks against non-Malays here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 14, 2019 @ 22:26

Size of Malaysian public service ideal: Md Farid

The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Aug 14, 2019 @ 22:00

Letter referring to Anwar as eighth PM fake, PKR party officials clarify

A letter referring to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth prime minister that made its rounds on social media has been verified to be fake.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Financial Aid Aug 14, 2019 @ 21:51

Federal, S’gor govt to provide allocations to repair houses damaged in storm

The Federal and state governments will allocate funds to repair 488 homes in two districts in Selangor which were damaged in the storm on Saturday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 14, 2019 @ 21:48

'Yes, deport Zakir Naik', says Syed Saddiq

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has joined his fellow ministers in calling for the deportation of controversial preacher Zakir Naik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 14, 2019 @ 21:08

Teaching of Jawi in vernacular schools to proceed, subject to PTA consent

The Education Ministry announced that vernacular schools will teach only Jawi script as a basic level, and not khat calligraphy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 14, 2019 @ 20:55

Sensitive issues dominated Cabinet meeting, say sources

The Cabinet discussed at length the issue of khat or Jawi calligraphy being taught in schools during its weekly meeting on Wednesday (Aug 14), say sources.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Financial Aid | Aug 14, 2019 @ 18:21

RM2,000 each for 176 fishermen in the north affected by last Friday's storm

The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) will provide RM2,000 financial assistance to each fisherman affected by the storm brought on by the tail end of Typhoon Lekima last Friday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:50

Special body should be set up to monitor agencies controlling water resources

A special body should be set up to closely monitor and regulate all agencies and government departments involved in the enforcement as well as control of the national water supply.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:45

DAP lawmakers criticise Mahathir’s labeling of Dong Zong as ‘racist’

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has become the subject of further criticism by his own Pakatan Harapan (PH) allies over several recent decisions and statements made by the prime minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:29

Suspend driving licences of road ragers, say analysts

Motorists involved in road rage incidents should be suspended from driving and be required to undergo anger management treatment and evaluation before they can put their hands on the steering wheels again.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:14

We want Zakir Naik out of the country, DAP ministers tell PM

Inflammatory preacher Zakir Naik must be booted out of the country, DAP ministers Gobind Singh Deo and M Kula Segaran have told Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:00

Rais Yatim tells Putrajaya: Send Zakir Naik home, we have lots of other work to do

The government should repatriate India-born Dr Zakir Naik to his home country, former minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim tweeted today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:00

The khat paranoia in Malaysia

The vehement protests over the introduction of khat in national schools next year has put a mirror up to groups insisting it will lead to the Islamisation of non-Muslims.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 14, 2019 @ 11:18

Perlis state govt to build houses for storm victims

The Perlis state government will construct houses costing RM30,000 per unit, for victims whose homes were destroyed in the storm last Friday, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:53

I did not approve government investment in DreamEDGE: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied giving approval for a government agency to buy shares in DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd, the anchor company behind the third national car project.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 14, 2019 @ 08:52

Of khat, Dong Zong and racial unity

The issue of khat, from being about calligraphy or writing to be introduced in schools to bring about racial unity, has been successfully manipulated by various parties to eventually become a hot racial topic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 14, 2019 @ 08:16

Stop belittling role of armed forces, urges Liew

Malaysians have been advised to fully understand the role and sacrifice of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and be careful in making statements about the country’s security forces.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 14, 2019 @ 08:00

Harmony in Malaysia? Look to common interests over law, says minister

Datuk Liew Vui Keong believes Malaysians would be better served pursuing harmony through things they have in common than in looking at laws that regulate what they can and cannot say about each other.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 14, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Dong Zong stirring the pot’

If Chinese educationist group Dong Zong keeps instigating the people by playing up Chinese education issues, then it is going against the law and legal action can be taken against the movement, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Many other groups also against teaching khat in schools

MCA has refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s labelling of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as “racist”, saying that many other groups are also opposed to introducing khat in schools.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car Aug 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M: New national car may attract some govt agencies

There is a possibility of the new national car using government funds because “some government agencies may want to have a piece of the cake”, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 14, 2019 @ 00:30

MCMC denies issuing approval for Sabah telco tower project

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) denies that it had issued a letter of approval for the construction of 25 telecommunication towers and related works in Semporna, Sabah.|Read more >|Malaymail

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August 13, 2019

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 13, 2019 @ 23:00

DAP: Dr M has no intention of banning Dong Zong

DAP said today it believes that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has no intention of ever banning Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, amid calls for such a move from conservative Malay-Muslims.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car | Aug 13, 2019 @ 21:00

Third national car must be hybrid or electric, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there is a need for the automobile industry to move away from petrol-based engines to hybrid and electric ones.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car Aug 13, 2019 @ 20:17

Dr M: I didn't approve investment in DreamEDGE

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he did not approve a government agency’s investment in the new national car project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 13, 2019 @ 18:18

Delay in aid to storm victims unintentional: Selangor MB

The delay in providing house repair assistance to residents in Sabak Bernam affected by a freak storm in the early hours of Saturday, is unintentional as it is a large allocation, according to Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Aug 13, 2019 @ 18:16

Maszlee: Civics education to cover both literacy and practical aspects

The Education Ministry's introduction of an integrated and holistic civics education since last June will help mould students into better Malaysians.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 13, 2019 @ 18:00

Dong Zong points to missionary group Yadim’s support as ‘proof’ of Islamisation in khat

Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong have pointed to a statement by Putrajaya-backed missionary group Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) to defend its accusation of Islamisation through khat lessons.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 13, 2019 @ 17:44

Dong Zong going against the law by instigating M'sians, says Dr M

If Chinese educationist group Dong Zong keeps instigating the people by playing up issues pertaining to Chinese education, then it is going against the law, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 13, 2019 @ 17:39

No discussions on PDF with Lynas, says Pahang MB

The Pahang government has not had any discussions with rare earths processing company Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) about a Permanent Disposal Facility in the state, according to Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 13, 2019 @ 17:14

KK mulls designated smoking zones as state-wide ban draws near

Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) will look into establishing designated smoking zones in the state capital soon, Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Arifin Asgali said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 13, 2019 @ 16:55

Expect major upgrade for Penang Botanical Garden soon, says Jagdeep

The 135-year-old Penang Botanical Garden (PBG), which is the oldest in the country, is set to undergo a major facelift.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Aug 13, 2019 @ 16:39

Need for specific anti-racial discrimination law to strengthen unity

The government should draw up the Anti-Racial Discrimination Act as an important step in efforts to strengthen unity in the country, according to Federal Territory PKR Youth chief Na’im Brundage.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DoE | Aug 13, 2019 @ 16:00

Environment Dept activates two action plans to tackle haze in Malaysia

The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and the haze in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Financial Aid | Aug 13, 2019 @ 15:45

National disaster agency: Maximum RM5,000 aid for each house affected by Aug 9 storm in Kedah

Aid of up to RM5,000 will be channelled to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) for repair works to be carried out on houses damaged during last Friday’s storm.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Aug 13, 2019 @ 15:45

PM expresses shame over country's dirty toilets

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed his disappointment over the lack of civic consciousness among Malaysians.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Aug 13, 2019 @ 15:43

Lack of civic-mindedness will be destructive to the country: PM

The lack of civic mindedness and respect for property will only end up destroying the nation in the long run, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Aug 13, 2019 @ 15:36

Integrated and holistic implementation of civics education: Maszlee

Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB | Aug 13, 2019 @ 15:00

Pay RM1.69b back taxes first, IRB tells Najib pending appeal

Datuk Seri Najib Razak must pay the RM1,692,872,924.83 owed in income taxes from 2011 to 2017 pending his reassessment appeal to the Internal Revenue Board (IRB), the government said in a court filing this month.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Aug 13, 2019 @ 14:39

RM21.6b needed for National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan

The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) led by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia will require a RM21.6 billion investment from 2019 to 2023, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: UiTM Budget Aug 13, 2019 @ 14:03

UiTM: Hostel fee increase due to govt cut and increased cost

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) increased its on-campus hostel fees to cover the maintenance and improvement of its college facilities and existing teaching and learning facilities that are over 60 years old, says its vice-chancellor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Aug 13, 2019 @ 13:30

Socso to go undercover to check those yet to sign up for social security scheme

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will start issuing compounds to those who fail to register under Self-Employment Social Security Scheme starting this week.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 13, 2019 @ 13:18

Maszlee keeps mum on khat issue being raised at Cabinet meeting

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik was tight-lipped when asked if the issue on the introduction of khat in primary schools will be raised by DAP ministers in Cabinet on Wednesday (Aug 14).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Trial Aug 13, 2019 @ 12:24

No more delay: 1MDB trial to start next week

Datuk Seri Najib Razak's corruption trial involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will commence on Monday next week.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | State Unilateral Conversion Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:40

Unilateral conversion: S’gor MB told to explain reason for promoting amendment

Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari must explain why he wants to promote a proposed amendment to allow the unilateral conversion of minors in the state, PKR said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

HR minister: Time for Zakir Naik to face terrorism, money laundering charges in India

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said he will raise Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s alleged incitement against Indians in Malaysia during the next Cabinet meeting.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 13, 2019 @ 09:30

Petition to ban Dong Zong gets 50,000 signatures in just nine hours, nears target

A petition calling for the government to ban Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as a racist organisation has gathered close to 65,000 signatures with 50,000 of them signed within the last nine hours.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 13, 2019 @ 09:10

Mahathir wrong to label Dong Zong racist: Kit Siang

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang today said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was wrong to label the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, Dong Zong as racists.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 13, 2019 @ 07:30

Analysts: Khat rejection by non-Muslims due to poor communication, distrust carried over from previous govt

Observers say that poor communication coupled with the previous government’s Muslims-only exclusivity for certain Arabic words contributed to the rejection of khat by vernacular education lobby groups.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Healthcare Aug 13, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry needs more allocation to meet health needs

Despite Pakatan Harapan’s promise to fund the Health Ministry up to 4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2023, it is still largely “business as usual” after more than a year.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 12, 2019

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 12, 2019 @ 21:04

Mahathir calls Dong Zong racist for not agreeing with anything

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in schools.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 12, 2019 @ 19:59

Action to be taken against squatters at Sungai Buloh Leprosy Centre: Mahathir

Action will be taken against those who have encroached on land belonging to the National Leprosy Control Centre (PKKN) in Sungai Buloh, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 12, 2019 @ 19:17

Initiatives in place to manage high volume of vehicles on PLUS highways

PLUS Malaysia Bhd prepared several initiatives to ensure smooth traffic flow during the current festive season.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | State Unilateral Conversion Aug 12, 2019 @ 19:10

Amendments to Selangor Islamic Administration Enactment to be reviewed - MB

The proposed amendments to the Islamic Religious Administration Enactment (State of Selangor) which did not make it to the State Legislative Assembly recently will be carefully reviewed, said Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Khat controversy | Aug 12, 2019 @ 18:30

Guan Eng wants khat reviewed, to raise issue again in Cabinet meeting

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said that he will appeal for a review of khat lessons in vernacular schools at this Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, as minority protest over the new policy continues.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lower voting age | Aug 12, 2019 @ 17:30

In survey, potential Malaysian teen voters want more exposure on election process, nation-building

The new voting age of 18 as passed by Dewan Rakyat through an amendment in the Federal Constitution has got 14-year-olds thinking since they would potentially be first-time voters if the 15th general election (GE15) were to be held in four years.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP | Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:30

DAP MP demands Pakatan rein in Dr M

Klang MP Charles Santiago accused Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of unilateralism today and told the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council to curb the “minority party” leader.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:30

Targeted fuel subsidy under fine tuning process: Saifuddin Nasution

The government’s targeted fuel subsidy meant for the B40 (lower income) group is in the fine tuning process, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 12, 2019 @ 10:42

Authorities want wider highways

The Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) is in discussion with Plus Malaysia Bhd on plans to widen major roads and highways with heavy traffic flows, especially during festive seasons.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Aug 12, 2019 @ 10:31

The greatest challenge of road maintenance

When the Works Ministry was asked to reduce grass-cutting expenses, Works Minister Baru Bian put his more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer to good use to negotiate and turn down the request.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: KLCP2020 | Aug 12, 2019 @ 08:00

Clamour to degazette KL City Plan grows as more parks become skyscrapers

Calls for Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad to degazette the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 (KLCP 2020) have grown louder over the last few months.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Aug 12, 2019 @ 07:00

MCMC to assist in combating illegal business that is harming endangered animals

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has joined in the fight against illegal online wildlife trade.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Aug 12, 2019 @ 07:00

MEF foresees difficulties in filling jobs

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) is of the view that there will be difficulties in filling manpower needs following the government’s move to stop the recruiting of foreign workers for certain service sub-sectors.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 11, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 11, 2019 @ 20:53

Third phase of BSH payments to begin Aug 28

The third phase of the Cost of Living Aid (BSH) 2019 will begin on Aug 28 involving 3.6 million households with an allocation of RM1.23 billion, said the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 11, 2019 @ 20:00

Report: DAP leaders to meet again, this time over Lynas licence extension plan

All DAP elected representatives nationwide will be summoned for the second time in a month, this time to discuss the renewal of the operating licence for the Lynas’ rare earths processing plant.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism Aug 11, 2019 @ 19:22

Lahad Datu airport to be upgraded

Tourists visiting Sabah’s east coast will find it more comfortable as Lahad Datu Airport will soon be upgraded.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Aug 11, 2019 @ 17:12

Aid for northern farming areas ready, waiting for storm assessment reports: MOA

The Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry has directed officers from its agencies to inspect and asses Northern region farming areas hit by thunderstorms and strong winds two days ago.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 11, 2019 @ 15:52

Sabah to identify site for protection of wildlife

The Sabah state government will identify an area in the state suitable as wildlife habitat and breeding grounds, especially for endangered animals.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Aug 11, 2019 @ 15:36

Ban on heavy vehicles considered when festivals coincide with school holidays

The government may consider banning heavy vehicles on the roads during festive seasons that coincide with school holidays to reduce traffic congestion, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Aug 11, 2019 @ 10:66

Mahathir to decide on next MA63 meeting

The next Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Steering Committee meeting will be held at the discretion of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 11, 2019 @ 10:54

Khat: Explain what is optional, Maszlee told

The Minister of Education Dr Maszlee Malik has been urged to explain the meaning of ‘optional’ in his statement about the introduction of ‘khat’ (Islamic calligraphy) to be implemented ‘in an optional manner’. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Childcare Centres Aug 11, 2019 @ 09:51

'Emulate UK's childcare monitoring model'

Malaysia needs an Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Service and Skills (Ofsted) to regulate and monitor the quality of early years and children’s social care services.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Childcare Centres Aug 11, 2019 @ 09:51

Register with dept, home-based daycare centres told

Home-based daycare operators should make an effort to register with the Welfare Department and obtain an operating licence.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Childcare Centres Aug 11, 2019 @ 09:51

Affordable, quality childcare out of reach

Parent are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to balancing childcare and financial stability.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Aug 11, 2019 @ 09:45

As IPCMC looms, police rank-and-file long for even basic amenities

Lack of funds to maintain basic infrastructure such as surveillance cameras at police facilities are making law enforcement personnel anxious about the move to introduce civilian oversight of their agency.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Kula: M’sians given priority over foreigners

Malaysians will always be given priority over foreigners when it comes to job opportunities, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Home Aug 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Industry players caught off-guard

The jewellery, textile, laundry and hairdressing businesses have been caught off-guard by the government’s latest move to gradually stop the hiring of foreign workers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Aug 11, 2019 @ 09:11

20% of reclaimed land will be reserved for affordable housing units: Jagdeep

A minimum of one-fifth portion of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily

August 10, 2019

New Malaysia | K Baru Redevelopment | Aug 10, 2019 @ 23:00

Minister to hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents on redevelopment plan

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun will hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents here to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 10, 2019 @ 22:03

Malacca: Pioneer e-sports centre aimed at developing talented athletes

A pioneer electronic sports (e-sports) centre in Malacca, to be launched today, is an indication of the state government’s seriousness in its efforts to develop the industry and at the same time, spawn talented athletes who can compete internationally.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 10, 2019 @ 21:36

Responsibility as PM this time three times heavier: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described his responsibility as Prime Minister this time as three times heavier.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 11, 2019 @ 18:11

Financial constraints undermine PPR lift maintenance

The standard operating procedure (SOP) for lift management, including People’s Housing Project (PPR) lifts, is adequate.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 10, 2019 @ 18:00

Minister: Only 42pc of 5.85 million hectares under oil palm certified sustainable

Only 42 per cent of the 5.85 million hectares under oil palm in the country have achieved the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification until June 30.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Aug 10, 2019 @ 17:48

RM103,000 in fines issued against lift owners, maintenance firms for various offences

A total of 57 compounds and charges have been brought against various offences committed by lift owners and maintenance firms for the period between January 2018 to June 2019 involving fines totalling RM103, 000, the Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: CEP | Aug 10, 2019 @ 16:00

Daim: Malaysia should redefine delinquent loans, revamp B40 aid

Malaysia needs a new definition of delinquent loans, former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 10, 2019 @ 15:39

Wee: Teaching of khat next year different from 2012's plan

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's statement that the teaching of khat was the same as what was introduced in 2012.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Aug 10, 2019 @ 13:00

Guan Eng orders Finance Ministry probe into delayed salaries, EPF payments for Bernama staff

The Finance Ministry (MoF) is investigating claims of disrupted payments for staff of national news agency Bernama.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 10, 2019 @ 12:52

Sabah needs to come up with legal definition of indigenous people

Sabah's Law and Native Affairs Ministry needs to come up with a legal definition of what constitutes indigenous people (orang asal) in the state, says Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 10, 2019 @ 09:55

Jokowi moots cooperation or merger of state oil companies with Malaysia

The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday during a state visit to Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure Levy | Aug 10, 2019 @ 08:00

Flying out of Malaysia: How does our exit tax compare against Asean neighbours?

The government has confirmed it will start charging a tax known as the departure levy on anyone who takes a flight out of Malaysia from September 1, but do our Asean neighbours do the same and how much do they charge?|Read more >|Malaymail

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