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August 31, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 31 2020 @ 18600

Sabah open to cooperative relationship with federal govt - Mohd Shafie

The Sabah government is always open to working with the federal government on state and national development matters, said caretaker Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 30, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 30 2020 @ 20:00

Nafas channels RM598,000 to farmers’ organisations in Sabah

The National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) has channelled an allocation of RM598,000 to the state Farmers Organisation (PPN) and 26 Area Farmers Organisations (PPK) in Sabah.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 30 2020 @ 18:00

Fama sets up six more pasar tani in Selangor

The Selangor Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) will set up six more farmers markets (pasar tani) in the state in addition to the existing 43 markets operating since Aug 16.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 30 2020 @ 18:00

Muhyiddin wants to increase social welfare aid to RM1,000

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has suggested that the Social Welfare Department's monthly aid of between RM200 and RM300 for needy people be raised to RM1,000.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 30 2020 @ 13:00

Bersatu mulls setting up associate members body - Hamzah

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) Supreme Council is studying the proposal to set up a body for associate members which will enable them to play a more meaningful role in the party.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 30 2020 @ 12:00

New rules for employees’ minimum housing standards from Sept 1: Employers to comply or be fined RM50,000

The Human Resources Ministry has published new rules for the minimum standards that employers in Malaysia must follow from September 1 if they provide housing for their employees, the failure of which will result in a fine of up to RM50,000.|Read more >|Malaymail

August 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Slim by-election | Aug 29 2020 @ 22:00

BN retains Slim with landslide win

Barisan Nasional (BN) retained the Slim state seat with an enhanced majority of 10,945 votes in a by-election today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 29 2020 @ 22:00

Freeing Petaling Street from the clutches of foreign traders

The Federal Territories Ministry has vowed to "free" Petaling Street from foreign traders.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Aug 29 2020 @ 21:00

Tekun Mobilepreneur: RM10.95 mln channelled to 1,363 delivery riders

The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry has provided funding amounting to RM10.95 million under the Tekun Mobilepreneur financing scheme to 1,363 delivery riders nationwide.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 29 2020 @ 21:00

Transport minister: Licence renewal exemption extended for another 30 days

The public has been given until September 30 to renew their driver’s licence and motor vehicle licence (MVL) as the existing exemption granted in March will expire on August 31, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 29 2020 @ 21:00

Muhyiddin sad good friend Shafie not with him to lead government

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has today expressed his sadness at not having Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, whom he described as his good friend, with him in leading the government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 29 2020 @ 19:00

Wee defends move to re-tender KVDT 2 project

The Transport Ministry said its decision to reopen the tender for the Klang Valley Double Track Project (KVDT 2) was taken after obtaining input from various parties including experts, professionals and companies related to the rail construction project.|Read more >|NST

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August 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 29 2020 @ 19:00

Wee defends move to re-tender KVDT 2 project

The Transport Ministry said its decision to reopen the tender for the Klang Valley Double Track Project (KVDT 2) was taken after obtaining input from various parties including experts, professionals and companies related to the rail construction project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 29 2020 @ 19:00

Govt studying proposal to set up highway trust body, reduce toll for 35 highways

The government is in the process of studying a proposal to put all 35 highways including six that are currently under construction under one highway trust body.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 29 2020 @ 19:00

MEDAC to develop online shopping platform for people's convenience

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) will develop an online sales channel like Lazada, Shopee and Alibaba to provide a more convenient shopping experience to the people in the country.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 29 2020 @ 18:00

Overpriced KVDT2 tender to be reopened - Wee

The Federal Territories Ministry has vowed to "free" Petaling Street from foreign traders.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Aug 29 2020 @ 17:00

Jendela to spearhead Malaysia's transition to 5G

The government today introduced the National Digital Network (Jendela), a digital infrastructure plan to meet the needs of digital connectivity and to prepare the nation for a gradual transition to 5G technology.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 29 2020 @ 16:00

PM tells civil servants to cut red tape in order to assist acceleration of economic recovery

Civil servants need to play a role in accelerating economic growth which is now severely affected by the spread of Covid-19, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 29 2020 @ 16:00

Call to bring back Special Select Committee on Gender Equality, Family Development

A Special Select Committee on Gender Equality and Family Development should be considered a frontline select committee and should be brought back, two MPs said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 29 2020 @ 14:00

Plan to suspend Penang ferry service for upgrading works dropped

The authorities have shelved a decision to suspend Penang ferry services for three months beginning Sept 1, during which upgrading works at the terminal were to take place.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 29 2020 @ 09:00

Loke: MCA minister Wee cancelling MCA ex-minister Liow’s nod in Klang Valley railway project dispute

Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong’s insistence that RM4.4 billion cost for the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase Two (KVDT2) was too much effectively criticised the previous MCA transport minister who approved the project at a higher cost, said Anthony Loke.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Redevelopment | Aug 29 2020 @ 09:00

Federal Territories Ministry to hold meeting with Kampung Baru landowners

The Federal Territories Ministry is arranging another meeting with owners and heirs of Kampung Baru land to present a new approach to the development of the area in the near future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Slim by-election | Aug 29 2020 @ 09:00

Voting in Slim state by-election begins

A total of 12 polling centres with 54 streams opened at 8am today to allow voters in the Slim constituency here to choose their new state assemblyman.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 29 2020 @ 07:00

Sources: After hitch in talks with Umno, Perikatan to hold off official launch

The long-awaited official launch of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition has been postponed because of stumbling blocks in negotiations between Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and ally Umno, sources have told Malay Mail.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 29 2020 @ 00:00

Overpriced KVDT2 tender to be reopened - Wee

The Ministry of Transport will reopen the tender for the Klang Valley Double Tracking 2 (KVDT2) project.|Read more >|Bernama

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August 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 28 2020 @ 22:00

Works minister clarifies statement on direct nego projects

Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof today clarified his statement on projects under the ministry which have been given the approval for direct negotiation during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19: RMCO | Aug 28 2020 @ 20:00

Government extends RMCO to Dec 31

The government has announced that the recovery movement control order (RMCO) has been extended from its original deadline Aug 31 to Dec 31 this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Save Musang King Alliance | Aug 28 2020 @ 18:00

Application hearing for judicial review by 111 durian farmers on Oct 28

The High Court here today fixed Oct 28 to hear the application by 111 Musang King durian planters in Raub to obtain permission for a judicial review against a state government order and decision for them to vacate their farms.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Redevelopment | Aug 28 2020 @ 17:00

Putrajaya calls off proposed buyout of Kampung Baru land, eyes ‘organic’ planning instead

The Perikatan Nasional administration has rescinded its predecessor’s offer to acquire Kampung Baru land at a price that would have made some owners instant millionaires, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa revealed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 26 2020 @ 16:00

IPCC Bill 2020 tabled for first reading

The Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill 2020 was tabled for its first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 28 2020 @ 14:00

Zuraida claims firm given direct award by her ministry pitched it to Guan Eng

Zuraida Kamaruddin alleged former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was lobbied personally for projects awarded without tender by her Local Government and Housing Ministry (KPKT).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 28 2020 @ 10:00

Slim by-election: Dr M says Umno 'can no longer be fixed' in show-stopping speech

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad drew a large crowd during his appearance at the Felda settlement here last night to lend his support to Slim by-election independent candidate, Amir Khusyairi Mohamad Tanusi.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 28 2020 @ 10:00

Kit Siang calls for RCI on all direct awards since 2010

Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang has called for a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to look into all direct negotiation contracts in the past decade, covering the three Barisan Nasional (BN), Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) administrations.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Aug 28 2020 @ 09:00

10 bills passed at second meeting of third term of 14th Parliament

A heavier penalty for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and permission for online court proceedings are among two significant matters that were passed at the Second Meeting of the Third Term of the 14th Parliament sitting yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 28 2020 @ 10:00

Pejuang backs Shafie for PM

Newly formed Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) will back Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as its prime minister candidate for the 15th General Election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Aug 28 2020 @ 00:00

400,000 expected to compete for place in special schools

The Ministry of Education (MOE) expects 400,000 students to take the newly-developed Special School Admission Assessment (PKSK) for the 2021 Form 1 and Form 4 intake.|Read more >|Bernama

August 27, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 27 2020 @ 22:00

Zahid stresses BN support to PN only involves its MP, assemblymen

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) has stressed again that the support given by Barisan Nasional (BN) to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government only involves the support from BN members of Parliament and assemblymen, not its component parties.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Aug 27 2020 @ 19:00

Sabah parties oppose abolition of vernacular schools

Political parties in Sabah have expressed their disagreement with a proposal to abolish the country's vernacular schools.|Read more >|NST

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August 27, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies | Aug 27 2020 @ 19:00

Dewan Rakyat approves 4 Finance Ministry motions

The Dewan Rakyat today approved four motions tabled by the Finance Ministry on government funding and taxation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 27 2020 @ 18:00

‘Goodbye Bersatu’, Dr Mahathir says as Umno leaves no seat for party to contest

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has symbolically bid farewell to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), accusing members who stayed with the party as choosing profit above principles by backing Perikatan Nasional.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 27 2020 @ 19:00

Wong Kah Woh is new PAC chairman

Wong Kah Woh (Pakatan Harapan - Ipoh Timur) is the new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman replacing Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (Barisan Nasional - Parit Sulong).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 27 2020 @ 18:00

Penjana Kapital to ensure effective management of PNF - Tengku Zafrul

The Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) set up Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd to ensure that Penjana Nasional Fund (PNF) is effectively managed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Aug 27 2020 @ 18:00

Job seekers have till Saturday for 4,000 vacancies at Merdeka 2020 PenjanaKerjaya

More than 4,000 vacancies are being offered by 85 companies participating in the Merdeka 2020 PenjanaKerjaya Carnival Week which is ongoing nationwide until Saturday.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 27 2020 @ 18:00

ERC submits 49 election reform recommendations

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) today submitted 49 recommendations on electoral reform to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, for the purpose of improving the system.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 27 2020 @ 18:00

Ahead of planned launch, MIC confirms pulling out of Perikatan

Barisan Nasional (BN) component MIC has now backtracked from its initial decision to join the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, its president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran confirmed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 27 2020 @ 13:00

IPCC Bill 2020 tabled for first reading

The Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill 2020 was tabled for its first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 27 2020 @ 12:00

Tengku Zafrul: Direct negotiations not wrong under law

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz has reiterated that there is nothing wrong with conducting direct negotiations for projects under Section 6 (1) of the Financial Procedure Act 1957 (Revised 1972).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 27 2020 @ 13:00

Pakatan MPs say most of the direct tender projects worth RM6.61b inherited from BN

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz has spun a web of lies about the RM6.61 billion worth of projects allegedly procured through direct negotiations, Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs said. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 27 2020 @ 12:00

Help urgently needed in places we don’t look

As a just released joint survey by the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) shows, about 40% of families in the lower income group (particularly the B40) now also depend largely on instant noodles to get through the day.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 27 2020 @ 11:00

Loke: Klang Valley Double Tracking project signed by BN one day before Parliament dissolved in 2018, Pakatan negotiated and reduced its cost by 15pc

Former transport minister Anthony Loke has clarified the Klang Valley Double Track Project, listed by the Finance Ministry as one of the biggest projects awarded through direct negotiations under Pakatan Harapan (PH), was inked under Barisan Nasional (BN) one day before Parliament was dissolved in 2018. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Aug 27 2020 @ 08:00

Penang allocates RM4.5 mln under People’s Aid Package 2.1

The Penang government has allocated an additional RM4.5 million under the Penang People’s Aid Package 2.1 to benefit six target groups during the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|SunDaily

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August 25, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies | Aug 25 2020 @ 23:00

Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020 approved, bankruptcy threshold now RM100,000

The Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020 aimed at amending the Insolvency Act 1967 (Act 360) has been passed with a simple voice majority in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Govt: KPKT | Aug 25 2020 @ 22:00

KPKT not involved in offering projects through direct negotiations - Zuraida

Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has stressed that she was not involved in offering any projects through direct negotiations when she headed the ministry during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s administration.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 25 2020 @ 19:00

Home Ministry proposes segregating prisoners by level of offence

The Home Ministry is proposing segregating inmates in prisons according to their level of offences to reduce recidivism and to allow for suitable rehabilitation programmes to be run for each group.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Aug 25 2020 @ 19:00

MOH proposes to increase compound for Infectious Diseases Act violators from RM1,000 to RM10,000

Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed to the government to increase the fine for compoundable offences under Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988) from the current RM1,000 to RM10,000.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Aug 25 2020 @ 18:00

MACC to look into alleged corruption elements in direct-nego projects

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will conduct a comprehensive study to determine whether there are elements of corruption and abuse of power in relation to the alleged approval of 101 projects or government procurements worth RM6.61 billion through direct negotiations.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Save Musang King Alliance | Aug 25 2020 @ 18:00

Raub durian farmers decry 'invasion' of their land by authorities

Authorities today set up roadblocks at the entrances of unlicensed durian plantations near Kampung Sungai Chalit here, despite the state government assuring farmers yesterday that enforcement operations against them would be postponed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: JPA | Aug 25 2020 @ 18:00

JPA rejects special allowance for PPM - Bukit Aman

The application for a special allowance for officers and personnel of the Marine Police Force (PPM) has been rejected by the Public Service Department (JPA), said Bukit Aman Management Department director Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 political crisis | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Azmin and co reportedly still fighting for parliamentary seats in Bersatu

Although officially accepted into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia last Saturday, the former PKR MPs aligned with Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have yet to receive confirmation that they will be defending their seats in the next general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Penang CM: Transport Ministry wanted to halt ferry service for three months

The Transport Ministry had intended to suspend Penang’s ferry operations for three months from September 1, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow revealed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEC | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Boost for cooperatives with proposed amendments - Wan Junaidi

The establishment of a cooperative will only require a minimum of 20 members compared with the existing 50 following the proposed amendments to the Cooperative Societies Act 1993.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Committee to be established over funds leakage in PDRM - Hamzah

A committee will be set up to investigate the leakage of Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) funds as mentioned in the tabling of the Auditor General’s Report (AGR) Year 2019 Series One, yesterday, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Govt to regulate better protection for landlords and tenants - Minister

The government plans to regulate home rentals and better protection for landlords and tenants, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Mutalib.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Amendments to Co-operative Societies Act 1993 tabled in Dewan Rakyat

Amendments to the Co-operative Societies Act 1993 (Act 502) has been tabled for its first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today by Deputy Entrepreneur Development And Cooperatives Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Aug 25 2020 @ 16:00

Malacca plans to create new economic corridor worth RM100b

The Malacca state government is planning to create a new economic corridor to attract high-impact investments, to be known as the Malacca Waterfront Economic Zone or M-Wez worth about RM100 billion.|Read more >|SunDaily

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August 27, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies | Aug 27 2020 @ 09:00

Dewan Rakyat approves three bills linked to courts

Three bills involving the courts were in focus with the participation of more than 20 Members of Parliament, the majority of whom are legal practitioners.|Read more >|SunDaily

August 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Aug 26 2020 @ 21:00

Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2020 seeks to protect road users - Wee

The Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2020, which among others, seeks to amend the penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was passed with majority support in the Dewan Rakyat today.Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 26 2020 @ 21:00

UMNO & PAS accept Bersatu's participation in MN

UMNO and PAS have agreed to accept Parti Bumiputra Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as a member in Muafakat Nasional (MN), said its secretariat co-secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 26 2020 @ 19:00

MOF: Three-quarters of RM6.6b direct negotiation deals under Pakatan govt went to Klang Valley double-tracking

The Ministry of Finance has released the full list of 101 projects that were awarded through direct negotiations under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration, following calls to do so by the latter.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 26 2020 @ 19:00

MoF lists ministries with procurement approval via direct negotiations under PH

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) today released a list of ministries that had received government procurement approval through direct negotiations during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration involving 101 projects worth RM6.61 billion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: | Aug 26 2020 @ 17:00

Special committee to be set up to solve military housing issues - Ismail Sabri

A special committee to focus on housing for military personnel nationwide will be set up, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 26 2020 @ 17:00

Govt withdraws two bills previously proposed by PH

The government has withdrawn two proposed bills introduced during the previous Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Save Musang King Alliance | Aug 26 2020 @ 17:00

Durian farmers seek help from the King

Durian farmers in Raub have expressed hope for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to step in and help resolve their issues.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Aug 26 2020 @ 16:00

IPCC Bill 2020 tabled for first reading

The Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill 2020 was tabled for its first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Aug 26 2020 @ 15:00

Penang launches RM4.5mil aid package to strengthen economy

Penang has launched an additional financial aid package worth RM4.5 million to strengthen its economy post the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Direct Negotiated Contracts | Aug 26 2020 @ 14:00

Pakatan: Investigate all direct contracts including BN, Perikatan and ours

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has proposed a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation of all directly-negotiated contracts spanning every administration from Barisan Nasional to the current Perikatan Nasional.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Aug 26 2020 @ 06:00

Malaysia’s record Q2 GDP plunge looks grim but worst is likely over, say economists

Economists pinned the country’s worst-ever second quarter GDP contraction on Putrajaya’s imposition of movement control ahead of regional rivals and said Malaysia still performed reasonably well when this was considered.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: KASA | Aug 25 2020 @ 23:00

KASA will not proceed with Cross-Border Pollution Bill

The government will not proceed with the proposed drafting of the Cross-Border Pollution Bill after examining the appropriateness of the bill, according to the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA).|Read more >|Bernama

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August 25, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 25 2020 @ 14:00

Government to amend Drug Dependants Act to reduce prison overcrowding

The Home Ministry will amend the Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983 into the Drug and Substance Abuse Act to place drug addicts in National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) rehabilitation centres instead of prisons, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Aug 25 2020 @ 14:00

Government building more reservoirs - Tuan Ibrahim

The government is implementing the Off-River Storage project, known as Takungan Air Pinggiran Sungai (TAPS), in four states in an effort to increase the number of reservoirs in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: DAP | Aug 25 2020 @ 14:00

Direct-nego projects value under BN higher than PH, says Guan Eng

The former finance minister said 12 projects awarded through direct negotiations by BN between 2013 and 2018 amounted to RM139.3 billion.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Aug 25 2020 @ 13:00

PUNB opens applications for Bumiputera relief financing

Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) has opened applications for a special financing initiative, Bumiputera Relief Financing (BRF) amounting to RM200 million under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) starting today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Slim by-election | Aug 25 2020 @ 08:00

Early voting kicks off in Slim

The early polling centre for the Slim state by-election at the Muallim district police headquarters (IPD) near here opened at 8am, today, to allow 267 police personnel to cast their votes.|Read more >|Malaymail