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Dec 05

Publication by the National Audit Department

The Auditor General’s (A-G) 2017 Report Series 2

 

The A-G 2017 Report  | Finance

PENYATA KEWANGAN KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN DAN PENGURUSAN KEWANGAN KEMENTERIAN/ JABATAN/BADAN BERKANUN PERSEKUTUAN (Series 2)

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 23:47

Parliamentary reformation seminar on Saturday

A seminar on Parliamentary reforms will be held on Saturday to encourage the proliferation of ideas for the improvement of the country’s legislative institution. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST Dec 05, 2018 @ 23:30

Domestic Trade Ministry says received 823 complaints on SST thus far

Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs have received a total of 823 complaints mostly related to the rise in prices of goods since the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) on Sept 1. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 23:30

A-G maintains 1MDB audit report tampered with, PAC says

Auditor-General (A-G) Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad has maintained that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report was tampered with, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said today. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 22:56

FRIM opposes the plan to degazette part of Bukit Lagong forest reserve for development

The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has submitted its views and objection to the proposed degazettement and development of parts of Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve in Gombak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 22:52

Don't ignore IRB's email on special voluntary declaration programme

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has advised taxpayers not to ignore letters or emails on the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme they received.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 22:06

Perak first state to have Syariah Supreme Court

Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of syariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Syariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 05, 2018 @ 21:35

TVET lecturers to go for industrial training for hands-on experience

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) lecturers will need to undergo industrial training after working hours to improve their skills. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Dec 05, 2018 @ 19:25

Private higher educational institutions need to take part in rating system

The government will make it mandatory for all private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) to be rated. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Dec 05, 2018 @ 18:59

Employers must make Socso contributions for foreign workers from January

The Human Resource Ministry will make it compulsory for employers to make contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) for the nation’s 1.8 million foreign workers from January next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 05, 2018 @ 18:53

5 e-waste recycling centres set up in Pahang

The state Environment Department (DoE) has teamed up with a private company to set up five electronic waste (e-waste) recycling centres. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 17:45

Singapore’s claims innaccurate, JB Port limits have not enroached into Singapore: Loke

Malaysia finds Singapore’s claims inaccurate as the altered port limits for the Johor Baru Port have not in any way encroached into Singapore’s territory, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 05, 2018 @ 17:30

Seafield temple task force wants RCI formed to investigate riots

The Save Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple task force is urging the government to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to look into the fracas that took place at the temple last week. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:55

Govt can survey Msia-Spore maritime border: Mahathir

The government is prepared to conduct a survey on the maritime border of Malaysia and Singapore to see if it is true that Malaysian ships are intruding into the waters of the republic, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:52

Temple fracas: Another 16 people arrested bringing total to 99

Police have arrested another 16 individuals to facilitate the probe into the violent protest at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple at USJ 25, Subang Jaya, near here last week, bringing the number arrested to 99 people as of 9 am today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:50

Minister: IRDA to focus on tourism, creative industries and financial services sectors

The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) will focus more on developing further the tourism, creative industries, logistics, financial and business services sectors in the future, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking.|Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:50

A-G report clears Sabah BN administration, says Umno

The Auditor-General’s 2017 report on Sabah clearly vindicates former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, whom the current administration accused of mismanaging finances, Sabah Umno said today.|Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:45

Eatery operators protest smoking ban, insist on section for customers to light up on premises

More than 15 associations representing restaurant and coffee shop operators are appealing against the government’s decision to ban smoking at all food outlets starting January 1.|Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:27

Only 7 per cent cabbies, e-hailing drivers contribute to Socso

With 100,000 taxi and e-hailing drivers in Malaysia, only seven per cent or 7,000 are making contributions towards the Social Security Organisation (Socso). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Dec 05, 2018 @ 16:20

PTPTN to garnish wages of borrowers from 2019

Federal student loan takers earning above RM2,000 a month no longer have to pay the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) as the agency will deduct the funds directly from their salaries. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:48

DBKL towers to be closed on Dec 8 as a precaution during anti-Icerd rally

Two City Hall (DBKL) towers will be closed on Dec 8, as a precaution during the anti-Icerd “Thanksgiving” rally. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:45

Dr M to launch human rights rally on same day as anti-Icerd rally

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be launching a pro-human rights rally on the same day as the anti-Icerd rally on Saturday (Dec 8).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | GST Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:40

Customs Dept clears the air over RM80 million GST refund shortfall

The Customs Department has clarified that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund shortfall of RM80 million as highlighted by the Auditor-General's Report Series II is connected to the missing funds in the Trust Account as mentioned by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, and not a procedural fault. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

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Dec 05

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:19

Not sustainable to continue giving free water for all Selangorians, says MB

Selangor would have need to spend over RM200 million annually – or about 10% of the overall state budget – in the coming years, if it continues providing free water for all its citizens and not for targeted groups only. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:04

Ambrin gives his statement to MACC

Former Auditor General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang turned up at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) headquarters at about 2 pm today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:00

38pc of homeless at Anjung Singgah welfare home are youths, said deputy minister

The National Welfare Foundation (Yayasan Kebajikan Negara – YKN) has found that 38 per cent of homeless people at welfare home, Anjung Singgah, are youths aged 18 to 30 years old. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 15:00

Old buildings outside Penang’s heritage zone can be demolished, says Chow

There are no special requirements that prevent the demolition of heritage buildings outside of the Unesco World Heritage Site here, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:56

Stunned Sivarraajh told to leave Dewan Rakyat

Datuk C. Sivarraajh was ordered to leave the Dewan Rakyat today to clarify whether there is a temporary stay on a court ruling that invalidated his electoral win in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:55

Equanimity to be sold for ‘nine-digit’ asking price by March 2019

The US$250 million (RM1 billion) superyacht, Equanimity, is expected to be sold by end of March next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:14

PM will check why 52 dropped from PTD course

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will find out why 52 government officers taking up a course to become Administrative and Diplomatic Officers (PTD) were dropped from the programme. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:12

Perak's MB Inc under BN splashed out on bonuses, retreats, luxury cars despite RM40mil losses

Even though Perak's Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) suffered nearly RM40mil in losses, it still approved staff bonuses payments, splashed out on retreats and bought luxury vehicles, revealed Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:05

AG-PP separation of powers issue: Not right time to bring to parliament, says Hanipa

The Pakatan Harapan-led government is committed to implementing separation of powers of the Public Prosecutor and the Attorney-General but cannot take the risk of rejection should the motion be brought to the Parliament at this time, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:02

Barisan, PAS lawmakers willing to amend Constitution to separate AG's powers

Opposition lawmakers from Barisan Nasional and PAS will support a Pakatan Harapan amendment of the Federal Constitution to separate the powers of the Attorney General (AG) and the Public Prosecutor.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 05, 2018 @ 13:55

Former defence minister Hishammuddin defends himself on Malaysia's role in Yemen war

Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) has asked Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong, to declassify intelligence information regarding Ops Yemen 2.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 13:41

NAHRIM prepared to assist in water conservation efforts: Xavier

The National Hydraulic Research Institute (NAHRIM) is open to being utilized by public and private agencies and higher learning institutions.​ |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 12:41

Former chief at MACC to assist probe on 1MDB audit report

Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad was present at the MACC headquarters here today after being summoned to assist in the investigations into alleged amendments to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 12:20

Dr M: Unions should be ‘bridges’ between workers and employers

Unions should act as “bridges” between workers and employers and no longer function as facilitators of pickets to push their demands, said  Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:48

Jho Low and 4 others were charged over transactions involving Gold Star Ltd and TIA

The charges against fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho and four of his associates yesterday were mainly over transactions involving Good Star Ltd, and 1MDB's predecessor the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA), Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:29

S’gor to ban the import of plastic waste in 5 years

The Selangor government plans to completely ban the import of plastic waste into the state within the next three to five years, the state legislative assembly was told. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoYS Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:23

Youth and Sports Ministry ready to work with Audit Dept

The Youth and Sports Ministry is ready to cooperate with the Audit Department and stresses that public safety aspect has always been its top priority.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:20

Johor port extension: Dr M says Malaysia has not ‘touched’ Singapore’s border

Malaysia is well within its rights to extend the Johor Baru port as it has not trespassed onto Singapore’s territorial waters off Tuas, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:14

Police to seek extradition of Jho Low, 4 others

The police will request the extradition of fugitive businessman Jho Low and four others if their locations are known, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:03

Dr M: Govt won't victimise anyone when cost-cutting

The government does not intend to victimise anyone when cutting the costs of administration, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 05, 2018 @ 09:23

Police have information on masterminds behind second-day riots: Muhyiddin

The police have information on the masterminds behind the riots at Sri Maha Mariamman USJ25, Subang Jaya the day after the first incident occurred, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 05, 2018 

Sarawak on track in implementing sustainable forest management

Sarawak is on track in implementing sustainable management of her forest while timber companies are getting their concessions certified. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 08:50

IGP: Jho Low, accomplices charged over RM4.2b fraud

The police have released details of the in absentia charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and four others yesterday, revealing that these involved defrauding the government of US$1.17 billion (RM4.2 billion). |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Dec 05, 2018 @ 08:50

HIV infections through sexual transmission on the rise, says health minister

Sexual activity has become the number one cause of HIV infections in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told last night. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 05, 2018 

Forest Dept seeks 21 certified FMUs in Sarawak by 2022

The Forest Department may revoke the licences of timber companies which do not attain certified Forest Management Units (FMU) in their licensed areas by 2022. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 08:37

Tampering of 1MDB report: PAC to call Najib, Ali Hamsa, Arul Kanda

The auditors who completed the 1MDB audit report in 2016 which was allegedly tampered will be called to give their statements to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after new information was revealed by former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang to the committee yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 05, 2018 

Sabah government to set up Sewerage Service Dept

The state government is in the midst of establishing the Sewerage Service Department, a single entity under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development aimed at reinforcing the state’s sewerage management and planning. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 05, 2018 @ 07:00

National food bank to help the needy

A national food bank to be launched soon by the government will collect non-perishable food and distribute them to agencies and individuals in need.
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Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 05, 2018 @ 06:51

Final audit report on 1MDB: Ambrin insists it was only a draft

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was yesterday told that the final 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report was not tampered with and that the “untampered” report exposed by Auditor General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad last week was “merely a draft”. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

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Dec 04

Publication by the National Audit Department

The Auditor General’s (A-G) 2017 Report Series 2

 

The A-G 2017 Report  | Finance

PENYATA KEWANGAN KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN DAN PENGURUSAN KEWANGAN KEMENTERIAN/ JABATAN/BADAN BERKANUN PERSEKUTUAN (Series 2)

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 23:59

Hypermarkets told to avoid price hike after new targeted subsidy system

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is in discussion with the hypermarkets to avoid price hikes on popular items after the implementation of RON95 targeted subsidy system scheduled in the second quarter of next year, according to Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Lynas Dec 04, 2018 @ 23:56

MESTECC disallows unlimited accumulation of residual waste at Lynas plant

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) has decided not to allow unlimited accumulation of waste residue at the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) amid fears over the increased risks it poses to the wellbeing of the community. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 04, 2018 @ 23:30

Seafield temple faction says developer’s moral obligation to hand over land after riot

S. Ramaji, the head of the faction against the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in Seafield, now wants One City Development Sdn Bhd to hand over the land to them.​ |Read more >|Malaymail ​

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 04, 2018 @ 23:30

Witness of alleged assault on fireman Adib has come forward

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said a witness to the events during the November 26 temple riot, which led to fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim sustaining grievous injuries, has stepped forward to assist the police.​|Read more >|Malaymail ​

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 04, 2018 @ 23:30

Jho Low snubs arrest warrant

Jho Low has again refused to surrender to Malaysian authorities over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption case, after a court here issued a warrant of arrest against the fugitive businessman.​|Read more >|Malaymail ​

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 04, 2018 @ 22:30

Temple faction leader apologises for saying fireman hit by fire truck, says no malice intended

The Seafield Hindu temple faction leader who had claimed that fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was run over by a fire truck during the riot last week, has clarified that he did not do so out of malice.​ |Read more >|Malaymail ​

New Malaysia | New Projects Dec 04, 2018 @ 22:17

The prospect of a third national car getting a lot of interest, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there have been a lot of interest shown on Malaysia at the prospect of a third national car.​ |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 04, 2018 @ 21:41

Free water for B40 group will end burden of paying monthly bills - Amirudin

The rationale for delivering 25 cubic meters of free water to those in the B40 (low-income) group in Selangor from next year is that they will no longer have to worry about paying their monthly water bills.​ |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 21:39

Speaker announces establishment of six new Select Committees

The Dewan Rakyat was informed of the establishment of six new Select Committees, a reshuffle in existing committees and the establishment of the Caucus on Reform and Governance. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:57

Watch what you say and adhere to the law, Muhyiddin tells anti-ICERD rallygoers

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has once again reminded those attending the rally to oppose the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) on Saturday to refrain from making provocative statements.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:41

More security control posts for Sarawak; Mat Sabu

The Defence Ministry will increase the number of border security control posts in Sarawak to boost curbing of smuggling and terrorism activities.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:30

Sabah confident can save RM2b if takes over Pan Borneo Highway project

A decision is expected to be made tomorrow on whether the current Federal-appointed contractors of the multi-billion ringgit Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah should be dropped and the project handed over to the state government.​|Read more >|Malaymail ​

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:21

Only 11,484 PR1MA houses built as of late 2018

Only 11,484 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) houses were built, far short of the 500,000 targeted, by the end of this year, revealed the Housing and Local Government Ministry.​|Read more >|NST

Govt Affordable Housing >

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Dec 04, 2018 @ 19:30

Reclaiming southern Johor airspace will impact many, says Singapore

Any changes to the management of southern Johor airspace will affect many stakeholders, Singapore said today after Malaysia announced intentions to reclaim its airspace.​​|Read more >|Malaymail ​

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 18:37

Graduates, workers urged to join GDVT to develop industry-ready skills

The Penang government encourages the state’s workforce and high school graduates to join the German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) programme to develop industry-ready skills. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 18:00

Parliament Caucus on Monitoring Lynas on hold
The proposed setting-up of Parliament's Caucus on Monitoring Lynas has been put on hold.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 04, 2018 @ 18:00

40,923 women registered for I-Suri: Hannah Yeoh

A total of 40,923 women have registered under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF)’s Suri Incentive (i-Suri) voluntary contribution scheme as at yesterday, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh. |Read more >|SunDaily

EPF Suri Incentive programme (i-Suri)

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:39

Socso’s employment insurance yet to be offered to the self-employed

The Human Resource Ministry is not ready to open the Employment Insurance System (EIS) under Social Security Organisation (Socso) for those who are self-employed apart from taxi drivers. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:35

More will be called over 1MDB AG Report, says PAC chairman

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will summon former 1MDB chief executive officer Arul Kanda and former chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa to testify over alleged the tampering with Auditor General’s report on 1MDB discrepancies. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:30

Johor government moots community council for Felda folk

Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) residents with private grants should have a village community management council (MPKK) to facilitate allocations for the implementation of basic infrastructure. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 16:01

One million Malaysians to benefit from cashless transactions at NRD by next year

Some one million Malaysians will benefit from cashless transactions at the National Registration Department by next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:45

Malaysia not opposed to the development of Seletar Airport, says Transport Minister
Malaysia is not against the development of Singapore's Seletar Airport, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke. 
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:39

Arrest warrants issued against Jho Low and four others

Arrest warrants have been issued against fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low and four others following criminal charges levelled against them in absentia today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:21

Socso to construct Southeast Asia's largest rehabilitation centre in Perak
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will construct a rehabilitation centre and a hospital in Perak, said Health, Environment and Human Resources Committee chairman A.Sivanesan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:19

Four charged with rioting over Seafield temple issue

Four men who were allegedly involved in a scuffle over the relocation of a temple in Subang Jaya have been charged with rioting and using dangerous weapons at a magistrate's court here.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:10

Maszlee says PM wants school syllabi revamped to include AI, coding

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants an overhaul of what students are taught to include technical knowledge such as artificial intelligence and coding, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 15:08

Electoral Reform Committee looking into campaigning in secondary schools

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) is studying a proposal on whether election campaigning would be allowed in secondary schools.​|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 04, 2018 @ 14:13

PAS and Umno claim half a million people will attend anti-Icerd rally

Umno and PAS claim that up to 500,000 supporters will gather for the rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) on Dec 8. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 14:07

Ministry approves 71 licences for tour guide courses

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has approved 71 Tourism Training Institute (ILP) licences to conduct tourist guide courses in various languages nationwide. |Read more >|SunDaily

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Dec 04

Publication by the National Audit Department

The Auditor General’s (A-G) 2017 Report Series 2

 

The A-G 2017 Report  | Finance

PENYATA KEWANGAN KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN DAN PENGURUSAN KEWANGAN KEMENTERIAN/ JABATAN/BADAN BERKANUN PERSEKUTUAN (Series 2)

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:51

Feb hearing for police application in the seizure of RM116.7mil from Najib's properties

The application by the police and the government to strike out an Umno's lawsuit over the seizure of RM116.7mil cash by authorities from properties linked to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be heard in February.

|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:45

Layoffs drop by 50pct this year compared to 2017: Kulasegaran

The number of employee layoffs for the first nine months of this year plunged to 15,903, from 31,945 for the same period last year. |Read more > |NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:45

Putrajaya to reclaim airspace from Singapore starting next year

The federal government will seek to reclaim its airspace in phases between 2019 and 2023, after allowing Singapore to use the delegated airspace in southern Johor since 1974. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:39

Perak trying to continue previously announced projects: MB

The Pakatan Harapan-led Perak government is working to continue all projects announced by the previous administration, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Policies Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:26

Forest management certification compulsory for all logging areas in Sarawak from 2022

All long-term forest timber licence areas in Sarawak must obtain forest management certification by 2022, says state Forest Department director Hamden Mohammad.

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:20

No UUCA repeal, but three new Bills tabled to give students greater freedom

Amendments to remove restrictions on students in higher education institutions from being involved in political activities have been tabled in Parliament.​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:10

Sarawak govt says identified four crops to increase income of farming communities

The Sarawak government has identified durian, pineapple, banana and coconut crops that have the potential to increase the income of the farming communities, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:10

IGP: Cops to record statement from minister today

A minister in the Prime Minister’s Department is expected to have his statements recorded at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Dec 04, 2018 @ 13:00

IGP: Temple riots arrest count now at 83

Police have arrested and detained 83 people in connection to the violence at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in Subang Jaya on November 26 and 27, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 04, 2018 @ 12:46

One million jobs, not empty talk: Minister

The pledge to create one million job opportunities in Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto for the 14th general election is not empty talk, said Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 04, 2018 

Permanent export ban mulled

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said he was looking into permanently banning timber exports from Sabah, and would have Sabah Foundation (Yayasan Sabah) to extract, purchase and export timber from Sabah. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 04, 2018 

Sandakan to become Sabah’s furniture manufacturing hub

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal yesterday announced his plan to transform the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) in Sandakan into a furniture centre in Sabah. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 04, 2018 @ 12:43

Hishammuddin broke law by deploying troops to Yemen without cabinet approval - Patriot

The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has urged former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to come clean on the military’s involvement in Yemen under Op Yaman 2, which did not receive cabinet approval. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 12:32

Anwar chairs new parliamentary caucus on reform, governance

A new parliamentary caucus on reform and governance has been formed, consisting of 12 parliamentarians from both sides of the political divide. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 12:27

Straws will only be issued upon request beginning 2019, says S’gor exco

Plastic straws will no longer be given by default to consumers in eateries in Selangor beginning next year, and will only be provided upon request.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 12:25

Parliament set to have six new standing committees

Parliament is set to have six new standing committees, says Subang MP Wong Chen. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 04, 2018 @ 09:15

Report: Fresh 1MDB charges against Jho Low today

Authorities will present additional charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho today, this time directly related to 1MDB. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 04, 2018 @ 07:47

New grants are given when old grants not used up yet in Risda, Felcra housing sites

New grants in millions of ringgit were given out when existing grants in similar amounts were not fully utilised yet — a startling revelation among other shortcomings that were prevalent in the previous administration. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 04, 2018 @ 07:33

Audit report: GST arrears refund amounts to RM19.47 billion

The arrears of refunds for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) reported by the Royal Malaysian Customs as at June 5 this year amounted to RM19.47 billion involving 122,580 taxable persons. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Dec 04, 2018 

Repair of rundown facilities at Penrissen Army Camp a priority — Mat Sabu

The Defence Ministry is prioritising the repair and upgrading of several rundown facilities at the Penrissen Army Camp near here. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 04, 2018 @ 07:00

Register if you drop kids at school

Beginning next year, private car drivers ferrying students to school will have to register their role as part of a standardisation and amnesty process.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 04, 2018 @ 07:00

2,365 defects detected at KL sports city

Some 2,365 de­­fects were found at the KL Sports City in Bukit Jalil, said the Auditor-General’s Report 2017 Series 2.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 07:00

Tamil schools all ready but no pupils

Two Tamil schools in the state have yet to reopen despite being built, refurbished and completed almost 18 months ago.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 04, 2018 @ 07:00

Don’t abuse political power, PM warns colleagues

In a stern warning to his colleagues, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said political power is given to the government – not for their self-interests but to serve the rakyat.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Dec 03

Publication by the National Audit Department

The Auditor General’s (A-G) 2017 Report Series 2

 

The A-G 2017 Report  | Finance

PENYATA KEWANGAN KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN DAN PENGURUSAN KEWANGAN KEMENTERIAN/ JABATAN/BADAN BERKANUN PERSEKUTUAN (Series 2)

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 23:50

RM29.23m losses incurred by failed BALB project in Pahang: A-G’S Report

The Rural Water Supply (BALB) programme in the Orang Asli Areas (KOA) in Pahang has incurred RM29.23 million in losses when its 15 water treatment projects failed to operate and add value to the community. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 03, 2018 @ 23:49

No obligation to absorb all pharmacists who complete graduate training, mandatory service: Dr Dzulkefly

The government is not obliged to absorb every pharmacist, who has completed graduate training or mandatory training, into the civil service, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 03, 2018 @ 23:00

Dr M: Ministries, govt agencies involved in export promotion must reduce bureaucracy

Ministries and government agencies involved in various export promotion programmes in the overseas market should be prepared to give up or share responsibilities in order to reduce bureaucratic procedures. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 22:09

77.9% of dilapidated schools upgrading projects delayed

A total of 416% or 77.9% out of 534 reconstruction and upgrading of school projects using the industrialised building system (IBS) were delayed between 2016 to 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 22:04

Audit report: Housing projects approved without funds

About 4,000 houses for the second generation of Felcra and Risda settlers were promised, but no funds were allocated for them to be built.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 22:00

Audit Dept: Finas fails to confirm the accuracy of financial statements

National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) failed to confirm the accuracy of the deferred grant balance and funds amounting to RM95.22 million. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 03, 2018 @ 21:28

MACC yet to investigate Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry over power abuse

he Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has yet to investigate the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry over the recent allegations of power abuse. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Amend Law Dec 03, 2018 @ 20:00

DPM: Govt may amend the Land Acquisition Act to allow courts more power

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government is mulling amending the Land Acquisition Act 1960 to provide courts more power in deciding the amount of compensation given in a respective acquisition case. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | ICERD Rally Dec 03, 2018 @ 19:41

Former AG Apandi offers free legal aid to ICERD rally participants

Former attorney-general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has offered free legal assistance to participants of the rally on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 03, 2018 @ 19:25

Perak approves 12,688 TOL land since 2012

A total of 12,668 Temporary Occupational License’s (TOL) was approved by the state government between 2012 and now in Perak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 03, 2018 @ 18:50

NRD expands MY BAS mobile MyKad service

The National Registration Department (NRD) will expand its Mobile Bus service to enable MyKad will be issued, some 45 minutes after it was applied for, from next year, onwards.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 03, 2018 @ 18:36

MACC urged to investigate Johor Bumiputera trust fund

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged to investigate the alleged misappropriation of funds from the Johor Tabung Akaun Amanah Sumbangan Kuota Bumiputera (Bumiputera quota contribution payment trust fund). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 17:50

RMR1M subsidy used for other purposes without MOF’s approval

A total of RM279.2 million in government subsidy allocated for the construction of 13,690 units of 1Malaysia People-Friendly Houses (RMR1M) was used for other purposes without the Ministry of Finance’s approval. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 17:36

A-G's Report 2017: VEP system implemented without open tender

The Auditor-General's Report 2017 (second series) questioned the manner in which the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system between Johor and Singapore was implemented in 2015.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Dec 03, 2018 @ 17:22

Felda settlers want FTP to be closed

Felda settlers here have called on the highest management of the Federal Land Development Authority to immediately rectify the financial shortcomings faced by the body. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Dec 03, 2018 @ 17:21

Malaysia seeks to decrease oil production in bid to stabilise the price of petroleum

Malaysia will be seeking to decrease oil production in order to stabilise global oil prices, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 03, 2018 @ 17:10

FDIs spiked 250pc in 2018, says Finance Minister

Approved foreign direct investments (FDIs) rose about 250 per cent in the first nine months of the year, which Lim Guan Eng said signalled a return of investor confidence after Pakatan Harapan won the 2018 election. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 03, 2018 @ 17:06

Abdul Azeez denies RM22m Tabung Haji Foundation fund used for politics

Former Tabung Haji (HJ) Board chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim today denied that he had misused RM22 million from the Tabung Haji Foundation (YTH) for use in political activities. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Dec 03, 2018 @ 16:16

Health Ministry: Dangerous to drink from recycled tin cans

Do not drink from a recycled tin can, the Health Ministry Facebook page advised consumers after photos of a Penang restaurant using recycled milk tin cans as drink containers went viral.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | AG Report Series 2 Dec 03, 2018 @ 16:13

Audit report shows two companies exempted from paying GST but allowed to claim refunds

The National Audit Department has discovered that two companies were exempted by the Ministry of Finance from paying the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but allowed to claim refunds. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 03, 2018 @ 16:11

PAC working on 1MDB report tampering and missing GST refunds

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will submit its recommendations to Parliament over the alleged tampering of the Auditor General's 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final audit report in the next Parliament session, said Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.
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The A-G 2017 Report  | Finance

PENYATA KEWANGAN KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN DAN PENGURUSAN KEWANGAN KEMENTERIAN/ JABATAN/BADAN BERKANUN PERSEKUTUAN (Series 2)

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoYS Dec 03, 2018 @ 15:54

Govt abolishes PLKN, looks after the welfare of workers

The fate of 2,100 contract personnel of the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) is being looked after despite the decision of the Cabinet to abolish PLKN in August. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Dec 03, 2018 @ 15:39

Perak MB: No plans to sell MAPS

The Perak government has no plans to sell the Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS), says Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Law Dec 03, 2018 @ 15:37

National cybersecurity policy to be introduced next year - Gobind Singh

A national cybersecurity policy will be introduced in the first quarter of next year to curb cyber attacks, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: ICERD Dec 03, 2018 @ 15:19

DBKL gives the green light for anti-ICERD rally

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan (pix) has given the green light for the anti-ICERD rally to be held at Jalan Raja here on Dec 8 on the condition that it will be conducted peacefully. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Dec 03, 2018 @ 15:09

S’gor MB expects temple issue to be settled in two weeks

Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari expects the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple issue to be resolved within the next couple of weeks, given that all quarters show tolerance. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 03, 2018 @ 15:00

No cash? Let’s barter palm oil for spare parts and weapons, Sabah CM says in jest

Malaysia should consider creative payment methods other than cash to continue trade with other countries hit by the downturn in commodity prices and a possible sanction against palm oil, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Law Dec 03, 2018 @ 14:50

Govt formulating gender equality bill fo