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August 20, 2019

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan | Aug 20, 2019 @ 23:00

Ministry holds 12MP session with Negri Sembilan govt

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) held an engagement session on the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) with the Negri Sembilan government today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Aug 20, 2019 @ 22:28

MCA: Where's the check and balance on PM, Pakatan?

Pakatan Harapan component parties, in particular DAP, have failed to provide a check-and-balance mechanism on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is increasingly behaving like a dictator in making decisions, says MCA vice president Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: Penang LRT Aug 20, 2019 @ 20:56

Process of public inspection of LRT project begins

The Penang state government began a three-month public inspection process from yesterday to obtain the views of the people in the state over a Bayan Lepas-Komtar Light Rapid Transit (LRT) construction project approved by the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Khat Controversy | Aug 20, 2019 @ 20:00

Let’s move on, Anwar says of khat lessons

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called on the public to move on from the controversial khat issue, following feedback from Putrajaya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 20, 2019 @ 19:26

Anwar backs calls to review Lynas' licence renewal

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is backing calls for a review on Lynas Corp’s licence renewal.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms:MA63 | Aug 20, 2019 @ 18:10

Sabah Umno says MA63 announcement not what Sabahans want

A Sabah Umno leader has decried the federal administration's announcement on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), claiming that what was decided is not what Sabahans want.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects | Aug 20, 2019 @ 18:00

Penang is pushing for highway project to start on Sept 1, says CM

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state is hoping to push for the first highway project connecting Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway to Air Itam to start on September 1 despite the lack of a construction agreement. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 20, 2019 @ 17:17

Gov’t wants Federal Court to determine legal questions in lawsuit by Altantuya’s family

The government wants the Federal Court to determine the legal question of whether it (the government) will be liable in tort under the Government Proceedings Act 1956 when a public officer commits the offence of murder. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms:MA63 | Aug 20, 2019 @ 17:00

Sabah revenue, oil royalties among issues to be discussed at MA63 Committee meeting

The Special Cabinet Committee to Review the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) is now looking into returning 40 per cent of revenue to Sabah as well as oil royalties involving the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 20, 2019 @ 17:00

Penang DCM I, mufti insist Dr Zakir Naik not extremist, but still barred from speaking in state

Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abd Rahman and Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Wan Salim Mohd Nor have both voiced their support for Dr Zakir Naik by stating that he is not an extremist.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Aug 20, 2019 @ 16:58

Utusan contributors to Socso can seek assistance: Mahfuz

The Human Resource Ministry, through the Social Security Organisation (Sosco), offers assistance to secure new employment for employees of Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad, who may lose their jobs due to the financial position of the company. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms:MA63 Aug 20, 2019 @ 16:41

Federal Govt, Sabah moving in right direction over MA63, says Shafie

Sabah and the Federal Government are moving in the right direction, in keeping their election promise to resolve longstanding issues connected to eroded state rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Orang Asli Land Aug 20, 2019 @ 16:38

Kelantan govt fails in bid to strike out fed govt suit on Orang Asli customary land

The Kota Baru High Court today dismissed the Kelantan government’s application to strike a suit filed by the federal government in January pertaining to the customary land of the Temiar tribe of the Orang Asli in Pos Simpor, Gua Musang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 20, 2019 @ 16:36

Kelantan joins other states in not issuing permit for Zakir Naik's ceramah

Kelantan police have joined their counterparts in other states in not issuing any permit to any individual or organisation which seeks to invite controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik for any ceramah in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 20, 2019 @ 16:30

Cabinet will decide on Gojek, other bike-hailing firms, says transport minister

Malaysia is not shutting the door on motorcycle-sharing services, but their introduction will have to be a Cabinet decision.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 20, 2019 @ 14:30

Malaysia’s first flying car 85pc completed, says minister

Works to construct Malaysia’s first flying car is 85 per cent complete, according to Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 20, 2019 @ 14:10

Johor bans Zakir from giving public talks: Cops

The Johor police have banned Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik from giving public talks in the state in order to prevent controversy that can undermine harmony, Johor Police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Aug 20, 2019 @ 13:14

Saifuddin: Targeted fuel subsidy plan to be announced in two weeks

The targeted fuel subsidy plan for RON95 petrol will be announced in two weeks, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 20, 2019 @ 13:01

Penang Mufti: Zakir Naik only presents the truth

Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor has urged the people, especially the non-Muslims, to stop accusing controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik as being an “extremist” or “slanderer”.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking Aug 20, 2019 @ 12:29

Amount spent to treat smoking-related diseases four times higher than cigarette tax collection

The amount spent by the government to treat smoking-related illnesses far outstrips cigarette taxes collected, said Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 20, 2019 @ 12:00

Penang’s RM115m smart parking system hits snag, contractor told to show cause

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) have issued show-cause letters to the contractor of the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking System that hit a snag the moment it was launched two days ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:16

Zakir apologises for causing hurt, says it was never his intention

Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik has apologised to all Malaysians who may have been hurt by his speeches in recent weeks.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:48

Tram to complement urban public transport

The public transport system in Malaysia was at one time heavily dependent on buses for the daily mobility of the people and it is still evolving with current development.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset declaration Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:43

Latheefa hopes Selangor govt pushes for asset declaration among all its excos

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya hopes the Selangor state government will encourage all its assemblymen to make asset declarations.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:03

Umno wants to help Utusan but funds frozen, says Najib

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says Utusan Malaysia is always close to Umno's heart but laments its inability to help the newspaper.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:00

Switching parties, ex-Umno man says DAP ‘strongest’, most harmonious in Pakatan

Datuk Bazlan Baharuddin, who quit Umno and joined DAP last Saturday, has described his new party as the strongest among the four Pakatan Harapan (PH) components.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset declaration Aug 20, 2019 @ 08:51

S’gor considers mandatory asset declaration for assemblymen

The Selangor government is considering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) call for state assembly representatives (Adun) to declare their assets.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Aug 20, 2019 @ 08:43

Johor to end dependency on treated water supply from Singapore by 2022

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources expects Johor to no longer be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said its Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: PTPTN Aug 20, 2019 @ 08:41

PTPTN issues advance financing warrants amounting to RM31mil

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has issued advance financing warrants (WPP) worth RM31mil to 20,716 students to begin their degree studies in public universities during the September 2019 session.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 20, 2019 @ 08:06

Police sign collaborative agreement with e-hailing service PICKnGO

The Royal Malaysian Police has signed an agreement with e-hailing service provider PICKnGO to collaborate in fighting crime in Malaysia and at the same time, to provide better and safer e-hailing services for both its taxi drivers and passengers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr Zakir Naik now banned from giving speeches anywhere in Malaysia

Authorities have now barred fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik from delivering public talks in all states in Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

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August 19, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT | Aug 19, 2019 @ 23:30

‘Wilayahku’ portal launched to address fake news

The Federal Territory Ministry today launched a news portal called Wilayahku as a platform to broadcast credible news to address the spread of fake news on social media.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 19, 2019 @ 23:30

State rep moots special task force to look into squatter issues in Johor

A DAP state lawmaker has suggested that the Johor government establish a special task force to look into the issue of land eviction involving squatters in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 19, 2019 @ 21:45

Experts confirm Lynas operation is safe: Pahang MB

Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail today said many experts from the atomic energy field have confirmed the operations of rare earth processing company Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd were safe.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 19, 2019 @ 21:38

Khairy speaks on bumiputra issue and how the nation can move forward

Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, which clearly states the special position of the Malays and bumiputra in Sabah and Sarawak, has to be clearly defined due to the emotional attachment by the Malays and bumiputra to this clause.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 19, 2019 @ 20:58

New SOP to stop ferries from sailing in bad weather

The Kedah government will improve the standard operating procedure (SOP) for ferries sailing in bad weather to ensure the safety of passengers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 19, 2019 @ 20:36

3Es to nation's success

Education, entrepreneurship and employment (3Es) are very important in defining factors for the success of our nation.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: IR4.0 | Aug 19, 2019 @ 19:40

Malaysia falls behind in IR4.0 migration

Malaysia faces slower adoption rate of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) with only 15 to 20 percent of companies in the country migrating.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 19, 2019 @ 17:51

EPF launches i-invest online platform to allow direct investment in unit trust funds

Eligible Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributers can now make informed investment in unit trust funds offered by EPF-approved Fund Management Institutions (FMIs).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:47

Agreement reached between Federal Govt, Sabah, Sarawak on seven MA63 points

An agreement has been reached between the Federal Government, Sabah and Sarawak on seven out of the 21 issues submitted to the Special Cabinet Committee to review the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:45

Pahang’s permanent forest reserve measured at 1.56 million hectares

Pahang has a total of 1.56 million ha under Permanent Forest Reserve (PFR) or 43% of the total areas in the state, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:30

Guan Eng: DAP’s failure to shut down Lynas proof party not kingmaker

Finance Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng admitted today that his party did not succeed in convincing the prime minister to shut down Lynas Corp operations in Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS | Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:27

Malaysia-Singapore reach RTS understanding

Malaysia and Singapore have reached an understanding in regards to the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:43

MACC urges politicians with access to public funds to declare assets

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today urged all politicians who have access to public funds to declare their assets in an effort to prevent corruption.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:04

Principals can close schools if API reading becomes 'unhealthy'

School principals in Sarawak can decide to close their schools if the air pollutant index (API) reaches 200 and above, says Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GLC: MAS | Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:30

Report: Malaysia Airlines gets another RM300m injection from Khazanah

Malaysian flag carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) received yet another fund injection, amounting to RM300 million, from Khazanah Nasional Berhad via its parent company Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad (MAG), The Edge Financial Daily reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib’s 1MDB trial Aug 19, 2019 @ 10:58

Najib’s 1MDB trial postponed to next Monday

The much-awaited high-profile trial of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who is facing four charges of having used his positions to obtain gratification totalling RM2.3 billion in 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same money, has been postponed to next Monday. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Aug 19, 2019 @ 10:33

Latheefa: MACC data shows almost half of graft detainees from civil service

Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) data shows that 46.3% out of the 4, 860 individuals detained for graft from 2014 up to June this year were civil servants, says Latheefa Koya.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 19, 2019 @ 10:20

Zakir Naik banned from speaking in Melaka, says Chief Minister

Naik has been barred from holding religious talks in the state, says Chief Minister Adly Zahari.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Highways takeover | Aug 19, 2019 @ 09:00

Report: Govt to issue debt papers worth RM43b to buy 15 highways

The government is planning to buy 15 highways for a total of RM43 billion through the issuance of debt papers to concessionaires.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: 3R | Aug 19, 2019 @ 08:50

Expert believes MCMC's new '3R' platform can help maintain peace, harmony

An expert believes the new platform introduced by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to enable people to lodge complaints about controversial postings can maintain peace and harmony.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 19, 2019 @ 08:24

Oil palm growers urged to seize govt funding incentive for MSPO

Oil palm smallholders nationwide have been urged to take advantage of the government funding incentive in obtaining Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification before the incentive ends in four months.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: 3R | Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:42

Netizens welcome MCMC's offensive posts oversight move

Many netizens are happy that a complaints channel has been set up to combat insensitive posts on race, religion and royalty (3R) on social media and other online media platforms.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M: Govt will go with expert view

Despite protests against the government’s decision to allow Lynas Corp’s rare earth operations to continue in the country, the Prime Minister defended it by saying that the government will go with the expert view.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Digital legal aid centre to be set up in Sabah

The country’s first Digital and Artificial Intelligence Legal Aid Centre is being set up in Sabah to provide legal advice to the public.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Bauxite mining Aug 18, 2019 @ 22:52

Landowners want state govt to intervene to expedite approval for bauxite mining

The state government is urged to intervene to expedite the issuance of approval for bauxite mining in Pahang now that the moratorium has been lifted.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 18, 2019 @ 19:42

Kedah latest to ban Zakir from speaking publicly

Two more states have introduced restrictions on controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 18, 2019 @ 19:30

PM: Only the blind, dumb and deaf think PH and BN alike

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, only “the blind, dumb, and deaf” would liken the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to Barisan Nasional (BN).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 18, 2019 @ 18:52

PTPTN to promote matching grant to get poor parents to save

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will continue to promote the ‘’matching grant’’ incentive scheme to encourage more parents from the low-income households (B40) to save for their children’s higher education.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | K Baru Redevelopment Aug 18, 2019 @ 17:19

Govt estimates 45,000 housing units for Kg Baru re-development: Khalid

The government is expecting 45,000 housing units after the Kampung Baru re-development project here is implemented, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 18, 2019 @ 17:07

We said no to Zakir six months ago over public talks, says Penang DCM1

Penang will not welcome controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik to its shores to speak at any public events.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 18, 2019 @ 17:01

Zakir Naik must stop making sensitive remarks, says Pas Supporters Club

Pas’ non-Muslim wing has urged controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik to refrain from making statements about non-Muslim Malaysians’ religious beliefs and their loyalty to the nation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Aug 18, 2019 @ 16:38

Ministry investigating claims of AP abuse: Salahuddin

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is investigating claims that the approved permits (APs) issued by the government for the import of a variety of food products, are being offered for sale online.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 18, 2019 @ 16:30

Accused of violating law, anti-Lynas group says application for permit to use park submitted three weeks ago

Application for a permit to hold the anti-Lynas rally at Taman Gelora, Kuantan was submitted almost a month ago, the Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) group said in its defence against accusations of them violating the law.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 18, 2019 @ 15:53

Increasing allowance of interns will not affect intake: Mahfuz

Increasing the allowance for interns undergoing practical training in ministries, government departments and agencies from RM300 to RM900 will not affect the intake of trainees.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 18, 2019 @ 14:59

Azmin: Smart farming policy can modernise agricultural landscape

The government will announce a new policy on smart farming in the near future, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:25

Penang smart parking app ready for use

The Penang Smart Parking System (PSP) app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play from Sunday (Aug 18).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: 3R Aug 18, 2019 @ 08:31

Public urged to report ‘3R’ content on social media to MCMC

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has urged the public to lodge a report on any incident or content that touches on the 3Rs (Race, Religion and Royal Institution) on social media.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: 3R | Aug 18, 2019 @ 08:00

Where is our democracy? MCMC complaint hotline means we still need policing, says Umno senator

The setting up of a hotline by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would be nothing more than a form of policing and a step backwards in the country’s democracy, an Umno senator has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 18, 2019 @ 07:00

What is this thing called khat?

Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has likened khat to the baju Melayu and songkok, that is, it’s something that is iconic to Malay culture and has no religious connotations.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Aug 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Khat controversy underscores mistrust

Trust issues ingrained for decades need to be addressed by the Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 18, 2019 @ 07:00

‘PR status can be revoked’

The government will wait for the outcome of police investigation into controversial preacher Zakir Naik before deciding on his permanent resident (PR) status, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Aug 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Rare earth company’s extension has loopholes, says activist

Although the extension given to Lynas came with more stringent requirements, it still has loopholes which need urgent attention, says an anti-Lynas activist.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Local Council Elections | Aug 18, 2019 @ 22:26

Three years needed to prepare local council election’s working paper: Zuraida

The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MINDEF Aug 17, 2019 @ 22:05

Over RM40 million to rebuild houses for army personnel at Rascom camp

The federal government will allocate RM40.6 million for the construction of new houses for members of the Army’s 9th Infantry Brigade at the Rascom Camp here, next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 17, 2019 @ 19:30

Ministry studying need to recruit more child protectors, says Yeoh

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is studying the need to increase the number of child protectors to protect about 9.4 million children nationwide.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Local Council Elections | Aug 17, 2019 @ 19:17

'Penang likely first state to hold local government election'

George Town, which was the first local authority to conduct local government elections in 1857, has been touted to be the place for the rebirth of municipal elections in the country. Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Aug 17, 2019 @ 19:00

Stern action against those selling vape to minors, says deputy minister

Stern action will be taken against those who sell electronic cigarettes or vape to children under the age of 18, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT Aug 17, 2019 @ 18:35

FT ministry to come up with community hall management guideline

The Federal Territories Ministry will issue a guideline on the management of community halls to those tasked with supervising such facilities in Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS | Aug 17, 2019 @ 18:00

Syed Saddiq: Sports facilities for everyone, and not certain groups

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today expressed the hope that state governments and local authorities with sports facilities would make them available to the public.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Aug 17, 2019 @ 16:45

MCMC issues 107 compounds totalling RM3.83m to telcos, YTL Communications tops the list at 15 received

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 107 compounds amounting to RM3.83 million to telecommunications companies (telcos) as of July 31, 2019.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 17, 2019 @ 16:12

Lynas given six months to improve and fulfil conditions

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan was extended for six months only with conditions.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Aug 17, 2019 @ 13:39

Sarawak water supply authorities swing into action to mitigate drought

All water supply authorities in Sarawak have put in place Strategic Drought Contingency Plans in view of the current dry spell affecting various parts of the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Kelantan Bersatu supports Tok Bali port project

Kelantan Bersatu (Bersatu) fully supports the proposal by the Kelantan government to build a new port in Tok Bali, said its chairman Datuk Kamaruddin Md Noor.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Aug 17, 2019 @ 13:00

Entrepreneur Development minister urges B40 households to venture into bird’s nest industry

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development encourages B40 (lower income bracket) households to venture into the edible bird’s nest industry to raise their income.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 17, 2019 @ 10:08

Govt mulls setting up new aviation centre: Mahathir

The government is looking into the possibility of setting up a new centre for the aviation industry in Malaysia, as the 10117ha of land reserve surrounding Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is inadequate to support the growth of the industry, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Aug 17, 2019 @ 09:43

Voice for undergraduates through university senate

Appointing undergraduates to university senates will allow the former to represent their fellow students in determining the road map for public higher learning institutions in the country and other issues such as student welfare and rights.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 17, 2019 @ 07:00

Johor govt halts demolition of homes in six villages to find a ‘win-win’ solution

The Johor government, through the state housing, communication and multimedia committee, has managed to put a halt to the demolition of homes involving six villages here until further notice.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure levy Aug 17, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Size, cost and fare’ for airport charges being studied

The government is studying to impose a different level of charges for different airports, taking into consideration “size, cost and fare”, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 17, 2019 @ 07:00

‘PR status can be revoked’

The government will wait for the outcome of police investigation into controversial preacher Zakir Naik before deciding on his permanent resident (PR) status, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Aug 17, 2019 @ 07:00

Rare earth company’s extension has loopholes, says activist

Although the extension given to Lynas came with more stringent requirements, it still has loopholes which need urgent attention, says an anti-Lynas activist.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 16, 2019

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 22:23

Wee names 13 ministers who once pledged to get rid of Lynas

In another jab at Pakatan Harapan’s broken promises, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong published a list of ministers who once pledged to get rid of Lynas when they were in the opposition.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 16, 2019 @ 22:21

Ministries, govt agencies told to look at budget before taking in interns

All ministries, government departments and agencies need to ensure that they have adequate budget before taking in interns and implement the RM900 monthly allowance as agreed by the government.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 20:39

Seven Pahang DAP reps remain firmly opposed to Lynas

Seven DAP assemblymen from Pahang remain firm in opposing the resumption of operations at the Gebeng plant of rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 20:08

Govt to consider call to shut down Lynas, says Dr 

The government will consider calls made by the people for the closure of Australian rare earths company Lynas Corp despite having issued an extension permit on its operations yesterday, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan Aug 16, 2019 @ 18:21

12MP: Kuantan has the potential to be transport, logistics hubs

The capital of Pahang, Kuantan has the potential to be developed as a transportation and logistics hubs under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) 2021-2025, according to a statement by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 16, 2019 @ 17:42

Perak govt plans to set up special fund for athletes, ex-athletes

The Perak government plans to set up a special fund under the upcoming budget to help athletes and former athletes affected by disasters including fire.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Aug 16, 2019 @ 17:13

Reclamation projects: Fishermen hand over memorandum to Penang Yang di-Pertua Negeri

The Penang Fishermen's Association has handed over a six-page memorandum to the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, outlining their concerns over the reclamation projects on the island and mainland.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GE14 | Aug 16, 2019 @ 17:02

Anifah's Kimanis win declared null and void

Datuk Seri Anifah Aman's win in the Kimanis parliamentary seat during the 14th General Election was declared null and void by an Election Court Friday (Aug 16).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Najib's 1MDB Trial | Aug 16, 2019 @ 16:47

Malaysia set to begin biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib on Monday

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, on Monday faces the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB, although lawyers are seeking a delay to allow time for the completion of a previous trial.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 16:47

State govt to help identify land, then ministry will assist in PDF

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will work together with the Pahang government to assist Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) to build a permanent deposit facility (PDF) for Water Leach Purification (WLP) residue.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Aug 16, 2019 @ 16:10

Further engagement on IPCMC before Parliament decides, says Liew

Further engagement with stakeholders on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill will be held before it is tabled in the Dewan Rakyat this October, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 16:05

Serious concerns and unanswered questions hang over Lynas operations renewal

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) voiced their serious concerns over the government’s decision to allow Australian rare earth company Lynas Corporation to continue its operations for another six months.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 16, 2019 @ 16:00

Dr Zakir Naik lodges report against minister Kulasegaran for inciting discord, demands apology

India-born fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has lodged a police report against Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran and several others, and has also sent a legal demand for an apology over the latter’s alleged defamatory remarks.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects Aug 16, 2019 @ 15:58

MBAM urges govt to speed up contract awards

The future growth of Malaysia’s construction industry is currently at a worrying state, given the lack of jobs in hand to ensure its continuity, while affecting the contribution to the economy as a whole.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF | Aug 16, 2019 @ 14:30

After 14 years, govt reopens registration for entry-level contractors to Bumi

Registration for G1 class contractors, the starting tier in one of seven categories for government projects, will be open again from September 1.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Aug 16, 2019 @ 14:14

New mystery man emerges in 1MDB scandal

Andrea Vella was Goldman Sachs’s top dealmaker in Hong Kong. He had a nose for splashy trades, a fondness for the Bentley Continental, and a vague enough resemblance to George Clooney that there was even a joke among some bankers: “What would George do?”|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 16, 2019 @ 13:09

Cops put the brakes on Zakir Naik speech at Perlis event

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik will not be speaking from the stage in Perlis as the police will not allow him to speak at the "Malaysia Reverts Camp 2019".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 16, 2019 @ 12:52

No bauxite mining megaproject in Kota Tinggi, says Johor govt

The Johor state government today refuted a recent media report concerning a bauxite mining megaproject in Kota Tinggi.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment | Aug 16, 2019 @ 12:39

Employers who help employees pay PTPTN debt to enjoy tax exemption

Vector Infotech Sdn Bhd is setting a good example of encouraging youths to settle their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans via merit and hard work.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 16, 2019 @ 12:35

Lynas says confident of fulfilling decision on permanent disposal facility

Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) said today it is confident of satisfying the Cabinet’s request for it to build a permanent deposit facility (PDF) for the water leach purification (WLP) residue produced by its rare earth plant in Gebeng near here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 16, 2019 @ 12:05

RT, senior citizens associations to help people with dementia, says Hannah Yeoh

The Rukun Tetangga, with some 7, 000-strong members, as well as senior citizens associations, will be roped in to assist people with dementia as well as their families, says Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:55

Wong Tack angry, says country will become dumping ground

Bentong member of parliament Wong Tack has voiced his anger with the government’s decision to renew Lynas Corp’s operating licence for another six months.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:48

Balok residents breathe sigh of relief

After months of uncertainty, residents of Balok are relieved that the government has announced a decision in favour of the Lynas rare earths plant.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:30

Perlis mufti says justice for all, but insists Tanah Melayu for Malays as ‘dominant race’

Justice is for everyone, but when it comes to national identity, there must always be a dominant race, Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 16, 2019 @ 09:06

Lynas’ licence renewed for six months with stringent conditions

The operating licence of Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been renewed by six months, said the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 16, 2019 @ 08:00

Report: Zakir Naik’s PR status under review

The Home Ministry is reviewing the Malaysian permanent residency of India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik even as police investigate him for incitement.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Mandarin tahfiz in T’ganu soon

The Terengganu government is setting up a Mandarin tahfiz or Imtiaz Mandarin in Dungun in a bid to promote racial harmony, reported Sinar Harian.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:Aug 16, 2019 @ 07:00

MyPay wants one-third of Malaysians to sign up as users

The government’s new e-services business player, MyPay, aims to draw 33% of the country as customers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 16, 2019 @ 07:00

PAS vows to stand with Zakir

Extraditing Zakir Naik will be like running a red light for the Muslims, says PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Rare earth company’s extension has loopholes, says activist

Although the extension given to Lynas came with more stringent requirements, it still has loopholes which need urgent attention, says an anti-Lynas activist.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 16, 2019 @ 00:30

Sabah will deny entry to Zakir Naik if there are reports of extremist religious views, says CM

The Sabah government will not hesitate to ban the well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik from entering the state if there were reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 16, 2019 @ 00:23

Govt agrees to increase allowance for govt interns: Syed Saddiq

The government has agreed to increase the allowance for interns undergoing practical training in ministries, government departments and agencies from RM1.60 an hour to RM5 an hour, effective Sept 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

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