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ANM in the News Archive August 21 - 25,  2019

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August 25, 2019

New Malaysia | Scandal: Govt Contracts Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:16

MACC investigates plotting and monopoly in govt’s project bid

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate those who plot and monopolise the bidding for government projects.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 25, 2019 @ 21:00

133 petrol stations in Penang participate in GTSP

One hundred and thirty-three petrol stations in the state of Penang are collaborating with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to become locations for the public to seek preliminary assistance in the event of an emergency through the Go To Safety Point (GTSP) programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:41

Homeless shelter in park: FT Ministry looking at various options

The Federal Territories Ministry is looking into various ways, including transit homes, to handle the issue of homelessness in the city.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:04

Entrepreneurship grants only for truly qualified: Mohd Redzuan

The government, through the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development, continues to give grants to Bumiputra entrepreneurs, but the assistance would only be given to those in the target group who are truly qualified.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:30

Chow: Undersea tunnel feasibility study not fully completed

The feasibility study for the Penang undersea tunnel project is still not ready as it is now only 90 per cent completed, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:14

Govt focused on maintaining old public buildings

Rehabilitating old government buildings and addressing living costs concerns are among the key thrusts in the proposed Budget 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Sarawak Schools Repair | Aug 25, 2019 @ 17:30

When are you going to start fixing dilapidated schools in Sarawak? CM asks Putrajaya

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today asked Putrajaya to immediately start fixing dilapidated schools in Sarawak in the interest of students and teachers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Govt Contracts | Aug 25 2019 @ 17:23

Stern action if contractor cartel allegations found true, says Guan Eng

Contractors found to have been ganging up to win government contracts will have stern action taken against them, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Aug 25, 2019 @ 14:50

RM1m grant for Sarawak ex-servicemen association, says DCM

The Sarawak government announced a grant of RM1 million to the state’s ex-servicemen association (Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association) to finance its various activities and commitments.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Aug 25, 2019 @ 14:31

Rape: Perak Exco to go on leave

Paul Yong Choo Kiong said he has decided to take leave from his duties as Perak state executive councillor to focus on his rape trial.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 25, 2019 @ 09:05

Convicted paedophile registry will be updated: Wan Azizah

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail yesterday said the registry of convicted paedophiles in the country will be updated in a comprehensive manner soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 25, 2019 @ 09:00

Expert: KL Park can shelter the homeless

Opening Taman Tasik Titiwangsa and other public parks as transit shelters for the homeless has been suggested as a way to address the problem of homelessness in the city.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 25, 2019

Forest Dept all for win-win scenario in carbon trading

Carbon trading is a potential form of revenue for the state from the mere existence of forests, said State Forest Department (Licence For Planted Forest Division) assistant director Azahari Omar.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: PTPTN Aug 25, 2019 @ 08:58

PTPTN prepared to consider higher advance financing warrant

he National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is prepared to consider increasing the amount of its advance financing warrant (WPP) to qualified students in future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: COL | Aug 25 2019 @ 07:00

Creative measures to alleviate Malaysians’ cost of living

I joined politics with clear idealism to help Malaysians live a better life. Therefore, when I was entrusted to the position of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister last year, the very first question I asked myself was: In my new role, how do I best work together with ministry officials to formulate and implement policies that can better the lives of the people?|Read more >|TheStar

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August 24, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 24, 2019 @ 23:30

Mujahid: No need for new law on halal certification

There is no need for the government to formulate a new law relating to halal certification, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik controversy | Aug 24, 2019 @ 22:30

Minister who called for Dr Zakir Naik’s deportation now says Malaysians must ‘move on’

Malaysians must move on instead of fixating over Dr Zakir Naik’s controversial remarks, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 24, 2019 @ 20:33

Public input needed to ensure govt’s initiatives can stay relevant: DPM

Public input is very much needed to ensure that every initiative implemented by the government can stay relevant and capable of meeting the demands and needs of the people, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: 3R | Aug 24, 2019 @ 19:04

Stern action to be taken against those playing up 3R issues

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will take firm action against any party playing up issues related to 3R (race, religion and royalty) on social media.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report Aug 24, 2019 @ 17:26

People’s income have improved since 5MP: Daim

The government has been focusing on improving the people’s income since the 5th Malaysia Plan (5MP), said former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman, Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik controversy | Aug 24, 2019 @ 16:20

Move not to deport Zakir Naik was a Cabinet decision

The move not to deport controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik back to India was not a unilateral decision taken by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan Aug 24, 2019 @ 16:04

Projects to be revived to accelerate Tok Bali development

Kelantan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will propose two projects to be included in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) aimed at accelerating development in Tok Bali and the surrounding areas, said its president Datuk Kamarudin Md Nor.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Development | Aug 24 2019 @ 15:42

Minister: Govt working on better roads, Internet connectivity for rural Sabah

The Federal Government is working towards helping Sabah's rural folks get 95% infrastructure access, including roads and Internet connectivity, by 2025.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 24, 2019 @ 15:30

DPM calls on agencies involved in disaster management to fine tune early warning systems

All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine tune early warning systems, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 24, 2019 @ 15:04

Muhyiddin warns irresponsible quarters not to play with fire

This was the stern warning issued by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin against irresponsible quarters raising sensitive issues in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Aug 24 2019 @ 14:20

Penang MCA blasts state govt for spending RM2.77mil on 15 new Camrys

The decision to splurge on 15 new Toyota Camry as official cars shows that the Penang government is oblivious to the livelihood problems of Penangites, says state MCA Liaison Committee secretary Yeoh Chin Kah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Aug 24, 2019 @ 13:14

Resolving Johor Causeway congestion a priority for Malaysia, Singapore: Saifuddin

Resolving the traffic congestion at the Johor Causeway, especially during the peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 24, 2019

Awang Tengah: Forest Dept, SFC to undergo strategic restructuring

The Sarawak government will review the roles and responsibilities of the Forest Department and Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) in enhancing the state’s forest and wildlife management.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Brickfields Rally Aug 24, 2019 @ 08:37

Today’s rally in Brickfields cancelled after urging from Anwar

A rally to present an eight-point reform plan for the Indian community and to call for the deportation of controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik that was planned to be held at Brickfields today, has been called off by the event organiser.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset declaration | Aug 24, 2019 @ 08:30

Perak elected reps required to submit asset declaration form by Oct 23, says Speaker

Perak state elected representatives are required to submit their asset declaration form by Oct 23, said State Assembly Speaker Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report Aug 24, 2019 @ 08:18

Govt will study UN’s poverty rate claim: Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said the government will study the claim made by United Nations human rights experts on the rate of poverty in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 24, 2019 @ 07:30

No ‘unIslamic’ worries for Dego Ride, motorcycle taxi services for riders/passengers of same gender since 2016, says founder

Malaysia’s first motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride addressed the potential sensitivity about men and women sharing a motorcycle together when it first launched in 2016, its founder said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment | Aug 24 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Highway tolls should be abolished as promised

The government should understand the people’s struggles in facing a sluggish economy, the rising cost of living and falling commodity prices, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan | Aug 24 2019 @ 07:00

Seminar to get feedback on 12th Malaysia Plan

The National Economic Forum (NEF) will be held to gather feedback for the formulation of the government’s National Entrepreneur Framework and the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025).|Read more >|TheStar

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August 23, 2019

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

Selangor to have own early disaster warning system by 2022, says mentri besar

Selangor will have its own early disaster warning system by 2022 with the completion of a joint study between the state government and two universities, including one from Japan.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Ministry working on National Art Education Policy, says Maszlee

The Ministry of Education has been working to develop a National Art Education Policy to bring art back into the education system in order to produce students who are critical and humane, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Tourism Aug 23, 2019 @ 22:56

National Tourism Policy 2020-2030 to be implemented next year

The National Tourism Policy (DPN) 2020-2030 to determine the strategic direction of the country’s tourism will be implemented next year, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 23, 2019 @ 22:32

Dr M: Give emphasis to developing nation's talent and resources

Focus must be given to the nation’s talent and resources, capacity building and skill-enhancement programmes in the private and public sectors.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-testing | Aug 23, 2019 @ 19:40

Transport Ministry won't rush e-testing system for learner drivers

The Transport Ministry will not rush into introducing the new e-testing system for learner drivers to obtain their licences.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 23, 2019 @ 19:19

Online polls: 65pct say no to Gojek

Sixty-five per cent of netizens have opposed the government’s move to allow Indonesia’s motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek to operate in Malaysia, as polled by the New Straits Times.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 23, 2019 @ 18:32

Transport Ministry soothes concerns over e-hailing motorcycle service

The Transport Ministry has given its assurance that the upcoming implementation of e-haling motorcycle services in the country would not be done at the cost of safety.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 23 2019 @ 18:22

Waytha suggests Peninsular civil servants in Sabah be given permanent residency

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy (pix) today expressed hope that civil servants from Peninsular Malaysia who have served in Sabah for a long time and wish to remain in the state after retirement could obtain permanent residency status here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 23 2019 @ 18:17

NRD told to register all orang asli in Kuala Koh

The National Registration Department is required to ensure that all orang asli in Kuala Koh, Kelantan, are registered regardless of their age so that they would not miss out on the benefits enjoyed by Malaysians, according to the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 23, 2019 @ 17:23

1MDB forfeiture: RM1.2m from 3 entities back to govt’s coffers

The Malaysian government is set to recover more than RM1.2 million related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds from the bank accounts of three entities including Yayasan Rahah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 23 2019 @ 17:21

Opponents of bike e-hailing claim service is not 'syariah-compliant'

A PAS leader is among several people who claim that motorcycle ride-hailing service is "not syariah-compliant".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Brickfields Rally | Aug 23, 2019 @ 17:05

Both rallies in Brickfields illegal, say cops

Police have retracted the permit for the 'Say No to Zakir Naik, Equal Rights to Indians & Other Races' rally, after realising that the permit application was incomplete.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Fakenews Aug 23, 2019 @ 17:00

Cops rubbish rumours of riots in Brickfields’ Little India

The police have rubbished rumours going around on social media that riots will take place in Little India, Brickfields here today and tomorrow.|Read more >|

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Aug 23, 2019 @ 15:41

Govt seeking fresh proposals to improve last mile connectivity: Loke

The Transport Ministry is seeking for fresh proposals from concessionaires to provide road connectivity between residential areas with main terminals of public transport services throughout the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure levy | Aug 23, 2019 @ 15:30

Departure levy will start on Sept 1, confirms Anthony Loke

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook confirmed that the departure levy will be collected from outbound travellers from September 1 onwards.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 23 2019 @ 15:23

Prasarana receives green light to work on upgrading Penang ferries

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has received the green light from the Transport Ministry to upgrade the centuries old ferries that ply the between Butterworth and Penang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 23 2019 @ 15:09

No plans to introduce congestion charges on private vehicles, says Loke

There are no plans to introduce congestion charges anywhere in the country on private vehicles to improve the ridership of public transport.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Aug 23, 2019 @ 13:00

Finance minister: Putrajaya’s additional RM58b borrowings used to pay 1MDB debts, commitments from prev govt

The additional government’s borrowing of RM58 billion in the first six months of this year among others are used to pay ongoing commitments made by the previous government, including repayment of debts belonging to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Aug 23, 2019 @ 12:30

Penang hopes to enforce single-use plastics ban by 2023

The local Penang island government is optimistic it can fully enforce the ban on single-use plastics within the next four years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 23, 2019

Electricity will be Sarawak’s next main export — PBB man

Affordable renewable energy will be Sarawak’s next main export item, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Batu Kawah chairman Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report | Aug 23 2019 @ 11:57

Poorer than we think: Malaysia’s official poverty figures ‘vastly’ undercounted, says UN expert

Malaysia’s claim to having the world’s lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate, as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, says United Nations human rights expert, Philip Alston.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Proposition: Resources | Aug 23 2019 @ 11:57

Xavier: Govt mulls amending laws to charge those trespassing permanent forest reserves

The government is looking at amending the law to charge anyone caught trespassing any permanent forest reserves, says Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 23, 2019

RM109 mln for school developments returned to KL – Yusof

Some RM109 million out of the RM300 million allocation from the Federal Government under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) for school developments in Sabah has been withdrawn as the projects did not progress according to schedule.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Proposition: ERC | Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:05

'Special committee will ensure transparency of redelineation exercise'

The suggestion for the setting up of a third party body to handle the process of redelineation of electoral boundaries in the country will allow for more transparency.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 23, 2019 @ 09:00

Give local players a chance, Dego Ride urges as govt mulls OK for bike-hailing

Malaysia’s first bike-hailing firm hopes the government will prioritise local companies amid anticipation of Indonesia-based Go-Jek’s entry into the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing Aug 23, 2019 @ 08:33

GoJek: Govt urged to give serious attention to safety

Safety factors need to be given serious attention in the government’s proposal to implement the motorcycle ride-hailing services or Gojek in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment | Aug 23 2019 @ 07:00

‘No money to buy over all highways’

The people will have to continue to pay toll when using expressways as the government is in no position to buy over all the concessions, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 22, 2019

New Malaysia | Z Naik controversy | Aug 22, 2019 @ 23:49

Public advised to stay away from proposed Brickfields rally

The public is advised against attending the "Say No To Zakir Naik, Equal Rights to Indians and Other Races" rally this Saturday in Brickfields.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 22, 2019 @ 23:30

Govt to develop RM170m hybrid solar system in Sabah’s Sugut, Paitan

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry today announced that it will be developing a RM170 million hybrid solar power system project in Sugut and Paitan near here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Aug 22, 2019 @ 22:49

Special committee to fine tune proposal on widening, lengthening of Johor causeway

The Special Committee on Congestion at the Johor Causeway has agreed to fine tune the proposal for the causeway to be widened and lengthened to resolve the long-standing issue.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 22, 2019 @ 22:00

Loke: Transport Ministry given one month to prepare direction, mechanism for Go-Jek

The Transport Ministry has been given a month to submit a report on the direction and mechanism for  motorcycle ride-hailing services to the Cabinet, said its minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik controversy | Aug 22 2019 @ 20:37

Zakir agrees to halt speeches, will meet with cops again next week

Dr Zakir Naik will comply with police advice not to hold seminars and speeches for the time being, says his lawyer.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Aug 22, 2019 @ 20:37

Buying over PLUS does not stop toll collection: Mahathir

Highway toll collection will continue even if concessionaire PLUS Malaysia Sdn Bhd is taken over by any other entity, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik controversy | Aug 22, 2019 @ 19:52

Dr M stands by decision to not deport Zakir Naik

Dr Zakir Naik will not be deported to India, for now.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Proposition: ERC | Aug 22, 2019 @ 19:50

'Electoral Reform Committee dedicated to fair, transparent elections'

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) is dedicated to ensure that the country’s elections are conducted in a fair and transparent manner.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 22, 2019 @ 19:30

PM: Think Go-Jek is not safe? Don’t use it then

Consumers have other options if they think motorcycle ride hailing services like Go-Jek are not safe, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 22 2019 @ 19:22

PM: Motorcycle e-hailing will benefit commuters, small businesses

Motorcycle e-hailing service will benefit the people and those doing small businesses, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 22 2019 @ 18:32

Cab operator says will campaign against Pakatan over m-cycle e-hailing

A taxi operator says he will campaign against the Pakatan Harapan government over its plans to allow motorcycle ride-hailing services in the country.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC Aug 22, 2019 @ 18:31

PAC to conduct special audit on DBKL land sale issue

A special audit on the sale of land owned by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be conducted with the assistance of the National Audit Department, said Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 18:30

Dr M: Govt is not uncaring

The government is not uncaring in its provision of cash assistance to the people, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today, explaining that instead, the new administration did not want such assistance to bring about bigger financial problems for the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 22 2019 @ 18:10

Dr M: No Cabinet reshuffle, but portfolio changes possible

The Prime Minister has indicated the possibility of a change in ministers' portfolios but ruled out a Cabinet reshuffle.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 17:40

Sabah to reduce licensing approval time to boost tourism sector

Sabah government agencies have been told to speed up their licencing approval processes to facilitate the flow of investments and entrepreneurs in the state’s tourism sector.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing Aug 22, 2019 @ 17:06

Motorcycle e-hailing service to address youth unemployment: Syed Saddiq

Addressing high unemployment among youths is the main reason that Malaysia should introduce the two-wheel ride-hailing service, according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 17:00

Perak to form Education Consultative Council

Perak will set up an Education Consultative Council to enable the voice of the stakeholders to be heard towards further developing the field of education in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 17:00

Sarawak reshuffles Cabinet, Uggah named second finance minister

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has today announced a reshuffle of the state Cabinet, with Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas named second minister of finance.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Aug 22, 2019 @ 16:57

Isesco and Education Ministry strengthen ties towards teaching Arab

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Isesco) and the Education Ministry have come up with several annual programmes aimed at giving a fresh impetus to the teaching and learning of Arab language for both students and teachers in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 16:26

Penang to commission airport feasibility study

The Penang government is expected to call for a tender next month for an airport feasibility study.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 13:30

Bukit Aman maintains public gag on Dr Zakir Naik based on law

Malaysia’s police today stood by its move to ban controversial India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik from delivering talks publicly in the country even as some lawyers assert that there is no legal basis to do so.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 22, 2019 @ 13:00

Guan Eng, Zuraida debunk reports of Cabinet reshuffle at yesterday’s meeting

Ministers Lim Guan Eng and Zuraida Kamaruddin today denied widespread speculation of a pending Cabinet reshuffle.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR | Aug 22, 2019 @ 12:57

PKR denies President sat out PH component meeting

PKR has denied an allegation that its president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, deliberately skipped a meeting between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Pakatan Harapan (PH) component party leaders, recently.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 22, 2019 @ 12:30

After Cabinet’s decision on bike-hailing, Malaysians asked for opinion on GrabBike

E-hailing firm Grab today appeared to tease the idea of extending its services in Malaysia to bike-hailing after the Cabinet greenlighted the use of motorcycles to provide ride-shares.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Aug 22, 2019 @ 11:38

Cabinet to look at reducing toll rates for 29 highways

The Cabinet will discuss on the best ways to reduce toll rates for 29 highways during its meeting next Wednesday, according to a Singapore daily.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:11

Malaysia showcases forest preservation

More than half of the land area in the country remains covered by forests despite rapid development, and the government is committed to continue preserving our rainforests’ rich biodiversity.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Lynas Aug 22, 2019 @ 08:21

Bersatu in favour of Lynas continuing operations

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is in favour of Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) continuing operations of its rare earth plant in Gebeng here because of the huge investment it brought to the country, according to the party’s Supreme Council (MT) member Wan Saiful Wan Jan.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-hailing | Aug 22, 2019 @ 08:00

Bike ride-sharing service 'not safe, will kill local business'

Road safety experts, public transport advocates, taxi operators and even the mainstream e-hailing service sector have rallied against the green light given to motorcycle e-hailing service Gojek to operate in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 22 2019 @ 07:00

Cabinet reshuffle likely

The first reshuffle of the Pakatan Harapan Cabinet is due anytime and a few ministers will be changing their portfolios.|Read more >|TheStar

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August 21, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 21, 2019 @ 19:22

BNM launches free financial advisory services for SMEs and home buyers

ank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has launched free financial advisory and recommendations services for small and medium enterprises and home buyers who were unsuccessful in obtaining financing from banks.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Aug 21, 2019 @ 19:17

More Malaysians can now own their own homes

Malaysian households earning less than RM4,360 monthly can soon have access to Bank Negara Malaysia's RM1 billion fund for affordable homes to finance their first home that costs less than RM300,000.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Aug 21, 2019 @ 18:06

Proposal of special commission for redelineation of electoral boundaries

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) will propose to the government, the setting up of a special commission to carry out redelineation of electoral boundaries in this country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 21, 2019 @ 17:50

Cabinet gives green light to Gojek

The Cabinet today has allowed Indonesia's popular motorcycle e-hailing service, Gojek, to operate here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 21, 2019 @ 17:30

Cops warn against spreading classified info after directive against Zakir Naik leaked

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has reminded the public today that circulating or exposing official information classified as secrets is an offence punishable under the Penal Code.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 21, 2019 @ 16:12

Ikatan slams Syed Saddiq over 'political appointments' in Youth Ministry

The recent appointment of 13 new officers in the Youth and Sports Ministry is a politically motivated move by its minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, to garner support ahead of party polls, says Parti Ikatan Malaysia's (Ikatan) Youth wing.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:30

Finance Ministry: mySalam not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme

The Finance Ministry today refuted any claims that the mySalam health protection scheme is for insurance companies to reap large profits.|Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:09

IGP: More than 100 policemen tested positive for drugs

More than 100 police officers tested positive for drugs during an operation conducted in every police contingent since Aug 13, according to Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 21, 2019 @ 10:55

Consider Zakir’s rights in making decision, Tok Mat tells gov’t

Any decision to deport Dr Zakir Naik must be considered carefully to avoid injustice to the Islamic preacher, according to Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Aug 21, 2019 @ 08:29

Those who incite racial issues will be arrested without warning: IGP

No more warnings will be given to those who try to incite racial and religious sensitivities, according to Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 21, 2019 @ 08:27

Anwar says does not agree with Zakir Naik’s approach to preaching

The actions of independent preacher Dr Zakir Naik - who stirred a hornets nest about Indians and Chinese in Malaysia in a lecture - were uncalled for despite his intention to preach, according to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MIMOS | Aug 21, 2019 @ 08:07

MIMOS: Charting the national tech agenda

Since helming the country’s national applied research and development (R&D) centre, MIMOS Bhd, interim president and chief executive officer Emelia Matrahah has only one thing on her mind — bringing the applied R&D agency to greater heights, with technology innovations that drive industry transformation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 21, 2019 @ 07:51

Social media platforms also off limits to Zakir Naik: IGP

Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik is not allowed to give talks on all mediums including social media, according to Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas | Aug 21, 2019 @ 07:30

Winners and losers in Malaysia’s Lynas tug-of-war

Australian miner Lynas recently obtained a six-month extension on its licence to operate its rare earth refinery in Pahang, sparking controversy as it has yet to remove waste containing low levels of radioactive elements from Malaysia as previously demanded by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT | Aug 21, 2019 @ 07:00

KL Monorail adds three refurbished four-car train sets

Long-suffering commuters can look forward to better monorail services following the introduction of three refurbished four-car train sets, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 21 2019 @ 07:00

Tok Mat: As someone who represents Islam, Zakir Naik must show more responsibility

Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik must take responsibility if what he had said during a recent event in Kota Baru was seditious and could adversely affect race relations in multiracial Malaysia, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

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