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ANM in the News Archive December 01 - 05,  2019

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December 04, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 042019 @ 23:57

Umno needs a 'new deal' to remain relevant

Umno needs to broker a ‘new deal’ in order for the party to remain relevant and win back support from the Malay community and people in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Scandals Dec 042019 @ 23:02

Yusoff's family questions credibility of sexual assault claim

Mohideen Abdul Kader, the uncle of Muhammad Yusoff Rawther, has questioned the credibility of a sexual assault claim made by his nephew against a senior politician.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 042019 @ 23:00

Azmin says all problems can be solved after meeting Anwar

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali appears to have mended ties with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, following a special party Political Bureau meeting today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 042019 @ 20:09

Azmin to simultaneously officiate PKR youth and wanita wings

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will simultaneously officiate the opening of both the the party’s Youth (AMK) and Wanita wings annual congresses in Melaka today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals Dec 042019 @ 20:00

Anwar’s aide claims disgruntled ex-PKR member out to create unrest ahead of congress

Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak today said a former party member is out to create trouble and unrest before the party National Congress scheduled to begin tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 042019 @ 19:59

MED plans to develop Big Data for local entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) plans to develop Big Data to help local entrepreneurs obtain market information more effectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals Dec 042019 @ 19:09

Sex harassment claims in SD involving top politicians a political ploy to sow discord and confusion in PKR, says Fahmi

A statutory declaration which made startling sexual harassment allegations involving a top PKR politician and a 26-year-old has been dismissed as a political ploy to “sow discord and confusion” in PKR, says its communications director Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 042019 @ 19:00

Malaysia to roll out rent-to-own scheme by January 2020, says Jagdeep

The rent-to-own (RTO) scheme for housing projects up to RM500,000 is expected to roll out across Malaysia by January next year, State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 042019 @ 18:56

Azmin attends PKR meeting for the first time in a year

For the first time since the PKR election last year, its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) has attended a party meeting.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 042019 @ 18:03

Xavier: Govt considering stiffer penalties for illegal trespassing, unlawful possession of forest produce

The government is mulling introducing heavier penalties for illegal trespassing and the unlawful possession of forest produce, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 17:00

Court rejects Johor govt’s appeal to strike out Orang Seletar’s compensation suit

The High Court today rejected Johor state government’s appeal to strike out the civil suit over land compensation involving a group of Orang Asli from the Seletar tribe.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 042019 @ 16:49

Private firms can help improve transport system: Anthony Loke

The government wants more private companies in the transport sector to play a role in efforts to improve the country’s transportation system.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | RMN boat tender Dec 042019 @ 16:48

MACC will investigate RMN boat tender: Latheefa Koya

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate if there has been embezzlement in the tender of fast interceptor crafts (FIC) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 042019 @ 16:38

Dr Wee: RM40mil allocation to trust fund is not the promised matching grant
The Finance Ministry's allocation procedure for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) continues to draw public concern.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 042019 @ 16:30

Johor Sultan holds discussion on establishment of cancer centre

The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today held talks on plans to establish the Tunku Laksamana Cancer Centre.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 042019 @ 16:25

Dewan Rakyat approves bill to allow men to transfer EPF contributions to their wives

The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Employees Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill 2019, which among others, would allow a member to transfer his EPF contributions into the account of his lawful wife.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 16:07

Police report made against Raja Petra

The office of Deputy Defence Minister on Wednesday (Dec 4) lodged a police report against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin over his allegation that Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong was involved in bringing back the ashes of former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Dec 042019 @ 16:03

Loke: 91,978 e-hailing drivers have obtained PSV licence

A total of 91,978 e-hailing service drivers have obtained their Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licences as of Monday, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

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December 04, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 15:13

Companies appointed by Mitra met all criteria: Waytha Moorthy

All the companies which have been tasked with providing skills training and job compatibility for participants from the B40 Indian group met with the criteria set by the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Dec 042019 @ 14:55

Women riders for women passengers of m-cycle e-hailing service

Women passengers will have the option to choose riders of the same gender for the proposed motorcycle e-hailing service, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 042019 @ 14:44

JB hospital to be upgraded following minister's briefing for Johor Sultan

The main building of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA), which caught fire two years ago, will undergo upgrading works starting next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 042019 @ 15:00

Govt integrity must go beyond zero corruption, says Sarawak CM

Datuk Abang Johari Openg said a government’s integrity should not just be measured based on how much corruption and leakages it erases but also on the timeliness in delivering its promises.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Dec 042019 @ 13:59

Joint-billing effort will not increase IWK tariff

The Water, Land, and Natural Resources Ministry (KATS) has assured that the joint-billing effort for water supply and Indah Water Consortium (IWK) Sdn Bhd’s sewerage services will lead to tariff increase.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Dec 042019 @ 13:12

Loke: Verbal PSV test for e-hailing drivers who fail written version three times
E-hailing drivers who have failed the test to obtain a passenger service vehicle (PSV) license more than three times will be given a special verbal version of the test, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 042019 @ 13:00

Finance Ministry: MCA-linked college trust fund to get RM40m, likely by end Dec

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) and its students can expect to receive RM40 million from the government by the end of this month.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 042019 @ 12:57

Sarawak govt to pay for electricity connections worth up to RM5,000 from next year

The Sarawak government will provide free electricity connections worth up to RM5,000 starting next year to lessen the people's financial burden, especially in rural areas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 04, 2019 

CM: RM500 special assistance to be given out to federal civil servants in Sarawak

Federal civil servants in Sarawak will receive RM500 special assistance from the Sarawak government to be paid next June in appreciation of their services to the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 12:38

Shaping English language education in Malaysia

Since its establishment on May 2, 2002, the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), under the purview of the Education Ministry, continues to strengthen and support the aspirations of the government to enhance, build, develop and sustain the quality of English language education.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: KTMB Dec 042019 @ 12:02

Plans afoot to rescue KTMB from derailing

Industry players have sketched out a rescue plan for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB), the country’s oldest railway service, to save it from further ‘derailment’ and return the company to its glory days.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 042019 @ 10:05

Pillars, pitfalls and solutions

After changing government more than 18 months ago, many Malaysians are beginning to wonder what the future holds for this nation. Instead of being overly optimistic or unduly pessimistic, we should as rational, thinking citizens assess our situation with a degree of objectivity and balance.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 042019 @ 08:03

My patience has limits: Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was always patient and open to criticism against the party.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM Dec 042019 @ 07:54

PDRM to issue warning to 75 agencies with auxiliary police units

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will issue a warning letter to 75 agencies that have yet to register as members of the Malaysia Auxiliary Police Association (Mapa).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Limit PM's Tenure Dec 042019 @ 07:00

MPs: Leader’s tenure should be judged on merit and performance
Several Opposition MPs have questioned the need to put a limit to a prime minister’s term in office, saying that the leader’s tenure should be judged on his performance and merit.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 042019 @ 07:00

Umno won’t abandon ‘innocent’ Najib, Zahid because of legal woes, sec-gen asserts

Umno will not abandon its former president Datuk Seri Najib Razak and incumbent president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi despite the criminal charges against them, said Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 042019 @ 07:00

For Umno, no more doubts over PAS union after Tanjung Piai poll as both aim for national ‘rebranding’

For Umno, the thumping victory in the Tanjung Piai by-election has cast aside any doubts within the party over whether to continue its alliance with PAS under the Muafakat Nasional Charter.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 07:00

‘Laws must be reviewed to protect the innocent’

There must a review of laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) to differentiate between minor offences and those posing a threat to national security, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.“In implementing the law, powers need to be given to those responsible for implementing it and in this case, it is the police.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 07:00

PM wants to see more students opting for STEM in the future

The government is aiming for 60% of students to opt for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the future in order to produce more workers in technical professions, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 042019 @ 07:00

A long journey with many steps ahead

It’s been almost three weeks since Barisan Nasional captured Tanjung Piai, but the dust has not settled completely.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 042019 @ 07:00

High cost of living top topic at Umno general assembly

Issues affecting the people are set to dominate this year’s Umno general assembly in response to what delegates see as Pakatan Harapan’s failure to resolve their woes, particularly the rising cost of living.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 042019 @ 07:00

PM wants to see more students opting for STEM in the future

The government is aiming for 60% of students to opt for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the future in order to produce more workers in technical professions, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 04, 2019 

More land needed for planting durian, coconut, pineapple, banana — Uggah

The Department of Agriculture through its Soil Management Branch has been requested to identify 100,000 hectares of suitable land each for planting durian, coconut, pineapple and banana by 2030.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 04, 2019 

At least 50 per cent of Sabah will remain under forest cover — Shafie

In tackling deforestation in the state, the Sabah government ensures that about 50 percent of Sabah’s land area is always under forest cover and sufficient to provide ecosystem services like watershed areas and habitats for flora and fauna.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 03, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 032019 @ 23:00

High number of overstaying Chinese, Indian tourists worries ministry

The Home Ministry is concerned over the high number of tourists from China and India who have overstayed in the country, as stated in the 2018 Auditor-General’s Report Series 2, yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 22:30

Delegates from seven divisions barred from PKR Youth national congress
PKR youth delegates from seven divisions in three states are barred from attending the wing's national congress this weekend.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 032019 @ 22:30

Social Welfare Department allocates RM1m for Kelantan flood victims

The government has allocated RM1 million in relief aid for flood victims in Kelantan this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 032019 @ 21:36

Bill tabled to allow transfer of husband’s EPF contributions to wife

A bill was tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today, among other things, to enable the transfer of contributions of a member of the Employees Provident Fund into the account of another member of the fund who is or are his lawful wife or wives.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 032019 @ 21:19

Dr Dzul: Go to government health clinics, GPs for mild mental health issues
People facing mild mental health issues should seek counselling from a doctor at a government health clinic or private clinic before seeing a psychiatrist at a public hospital, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 20:56

Selangor govt studying forming unit to manage state's Smart Bus programme
The Selangor state government is studying the possibility of forming a unit to manage the Selangor Smart Bus programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 20:36

Five public universities set up OKU services unit

Five public universities have set up the Disability Services Unit under the OKU Inclusion Policy launched by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in early September.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 032019 @ 20:30

Gobind: OKU will get 50pc discount for new .my domain registration from Jan 1

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has good news for OKU in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (OKU) celebration today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 032019 @ 20:17

Health Ministry to look into making refusal to give prescription slips a misconduct
The Health Ministry will look into making the refusal of issuing a prescription slip upon a patient's request a misconduct and not a criminal offence, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 19:16

Ministry of Health launches mental health guidebook

Malaysians will now be able to tell when someone is on the verge of having a mental disorder and seek professional help early.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 19:00

PKR crisis deepens as two factions will hold parallel congresses this weekend

In a sign befitting PKR’s current internal crisis, there are now two concurrent events confirmed to be taking place this weekend in the name of the party.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 18:48

Education Ministry draws up general election module as support material for students

The Education Ministry has prepared a module on the general election as support material for students’ learning, said its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 032019 @ 18:41

Well-trained, competitive and resourceful workforce is basis of a nation’s future success: Tun M

A well-trained, competitive and resourceful workforce is the basis of a nation’s future success, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 18:31

EC to enforce voting age of 18 by July 2021

The Election Commission is expected to enforce the lower voting age of 18 by July 2021.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 18:00

PKR Youth secretary: Members claiming national congress snub failed to submit names on time

The 60 members from seven PKR Youth divisions who claimed they were denied permission to attend the party’s upcoming national congress had failed to adhere to organisational discipline, Youth Congress secretary Ahmad Syukri Che Ab Razab said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 18:00

Govt approves additional budget for Ministry of Entrepreneur Development

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) has received the government’s approval for an additional allocation of between 15 and 20 per cent for its development budget for next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty Dec 032019 @ 17:18

Sentencing policy under review following death penalty moratorium

The Malaysian judiciary’s sentencing policy is currently being reviewed following the government’s decision to study the death penalty.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 17:07

Lower tariff surcharge for businesses from Jan to June next year

The electricity tariff in Peninsular Malaysia for domestic consumers will be maintained while the surcharge for commercial and industrial users will be reduced effective Jan 1 until June 30, next year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 032019 @ 17:00

Uggah: RM797m to strengthen agriculture development

The Sarawak government has approved an allocation of RM797 million for next year to strengthen agriculture development in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Limit PM's Tenure Dec 032019 @ 16:50

Proposed PM term limit amendment will not apply to Mahathir, Najib

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak can still become prime ministers even if an amendment — which seeks to limit the tenure of the premier to two terms — is passed in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 032019 @ 16:25

Dr M: Lodge report if you have evidence previous govt gave money to LTTE

Those with evidence of donations made by the previous government to victims of the Sri Lanka conflict, in which the Tamil militant organisation Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was involved, should lodge a report on the matter.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Dec 032019 @ 15:15

HR Ministry wants 60pc of SPM leavers to enter vocational training

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran today said the government is aiming for at least 60 per cent of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) graduates to pursue Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Dec 032019 @ 15:15

Govt to consider Defence Ministry's request of 1% budget allocation if economy permits, says Guan Eng

The government will consider the Defence Ministry’s request for its annual budget allocation to be at least 1% of the gross domestic product if the economy permits, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Dec 032019 @ 15:10

Mindef seeks allocation to face cyber threats

The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) is seeking for an additional allocation to face a new threat, namely, cyber attacks as stated in the Defence White Paper (KPP), said its Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 032019 @ 14:35

Dr Dzulkefly to meet Sultan of Johor over plans to repair Sultanah Aminah Hospital

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad will have an audience with the Sultan of Johor at the Johor palace tomorrow to update the ruler on repair plans for the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) following a fire three years ago.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 14:27

Fare exemptions for the disabled using Prasarana services this weekend

In conjunction with the 2019 National Disability Day, a person with disabilities together with a companion, will be given fare exemption on Dec 7 and 8, when using transportation services operated by Prasarana Malaysia Bhd.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 032019 @ 14:23

More emphasis needed on STEM and TVET to meet demands for skill workforce, says PM

To keep up with future workforce demands, the government want 60% of students to get into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) compared to 44% currently, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 032019 @ 14:17

Amending or abolishing laws must be done carefully: Mahathir

The Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said that as promised in the Pakatan Harapan election manifesto, the government has identified several laws which need to be reviewed, amended or abolished.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 14:00

PKR Youth man who called for no-confidence vote against Anwar now says just a ‘suggestion’

Nazrin Idham Razali has admitted that his push for a no-confidence motion against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at their party’s upcoming congress was only a “suggestion”.|Read more >|Malaymail

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December 03, 2019

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 032019 @ 13:30

DWP outlines plans for self-reliant armed forces

The country’s first Defence White Paper sees ambitious plans not only to boost the capacity and capabilities of the armed forces, but also explore potential in the defence industry aimed at improving Malaysia’s self-reliance in the procurement of military assets in the long term.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 13:30

Sacked PKR Youth chairman welcomed to congress, but only as ordinary member or observer, says Chief

Sacked PKR National Youth permanent chairman can still come to the party youth congress in Melaka, but just as a normal party member or observer, says party youth (AMK) chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 13:30

PKR Youth leaders say congress attendance will show support for Anwar to be PM, reform agenda

The PKR Youth national congress this Friday will let members reaffirm their commitment to reforms and justice that have been the party’s foundation since 1998, several leaders of the movement said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Dec 032019 @ 13:00

Second reading of IPCMC Bill postponed to next year

The government has decided to defer the second reading of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission 2019 (IPCMC) Bill to the next Dewan Rakyat meeting.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Sg Kim Kim Pollution Case Dec 032019 @ 13:30

Sg Kim Kim pollution trial begins today

The trial of Sungai Kim Kim chemical dumping case began in the Sessions Court here today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 032019 @ 12:19

Defense White Paper creates more job opportunities, boosts national defence: Defense analyst

The Defence White Paper, (DWP) which was tabled in Parliament yesterday, will create more job opportunities for the national defense industry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 12:30

Permanent chairman no, but as PKR member yes, Youth chief tells sacked Mizan

Sacked PKR Youth permanent chairman Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor may attend this Friday’s party wing congress if he insists, the wing’s chief Akmal Nasrullah Nasir said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 032019 @ 12:15

Tun M: Anwar as special functions minister? I’ll keep my thoughts to myself

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad refused to share his thoughts on whether Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should be appointed as special functions minister, saying some things are better kept to himself.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 12:02

Gov't considering giving RM500 cash aid to flood victims

The Government is considering giving an RM500 cash aid to flood victims who were affected in the first-round of the monsoon season.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 032019 @ 11:48

I'm open to different views, but final decisions will be made by me, says Dr M

Everyone is entitled to voice their views on matters, but the final decision will be made by me, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's SRC Trial Dec 032019 @ 11:00

Najib formally begins defence in SRC trial

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defence team began efforts today to dismantle the prosecution’s case against the former prime minister accused of corruption involving RM42 million from SRC International.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 032019 @ 12:00

Dr M: Security law review will clarify threats

Putrajaya’s review of security laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma will more clearly define what is considered a threat to national security, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Limit PM's Tenure Dec 032019 @ 10:43

Bill to limit PM's tenure to be tabled in Parliament

A Bill to limit the tenure of the Prime Minister to two terms is expected to the tabled in Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (Dec 3).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 10:30

Sacked PKR Youth leader insists on attending, chairing congress on Friday

Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor, who was sacked from PKR as its permanent Youth chairman, said today he will still attend and chair this Friday’s national congress in Melaka, refusing to acknowledge his dismissal.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 10:28

PSD approves 10,675 permanent appointments for Health Ministry

The Public Service Department (PSD) has approved 10,675 permanent posts for the Ministry of Health, said its director-general Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 032019 @ 09:32

Put party before self-interest, Mahathir tells Bersatu members

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) members were today reminded to always champion the party’s struggles, and not use it (party) as a platform to benefit themselves.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 032019 @ 07:30

Dr Wan Azizah chairs National Social Council meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail yesterday chaired the National Social Council meeting which among others touched on issues with regards to tahfiz schools in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 032019 @ 07:30

PKR sec-gen slaps down talk of second congress by breakaway faction

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said yesterday there is no such thing as PKR holding a separate congress.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Dec 032019 @ 07:00

‘Ramkarpal to table IPCMC Bill’

Bukit Gelugor lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh will be the first MP to table and wind up a motion on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 032019 @ 07:00

‘Need for more time to review new names for TAR UC trustees’

More time is needed to review the proposed names to replace the four Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) trustees, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 032019 @ 07:00

TAR UC a lifeline for needy students

He said the fees were a third of that charged by other private institutions, with needy students being able to get financial assistance.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Defence Dec 032019 @ 07:00

Mat Sabu: Govt may revive national service programme

The Federal Government may consider bringing back the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) following calls for its revival by several lawmakers, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 03, 2019 

‘No more new oil palm plantations, focus is on conserving environment’

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the Sarawak government will no longer approve the opening of new oil palm plantations, as part of efforts to convince the European Union (EU) that the state is serious in conserving its environment.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 03, 2019 

Lab on improving public transportation planned

The State Transport Ministry will look to organise a technical lab to improve public transportation in Sarawak, its minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 02, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 23:31

Bersatu lost Semenyih, Tg Piai because the party lacks members, says Dr M

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) lost in the Semenyih and Tanjung Piai by-elections because the party has a small membership.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Dec 022019 @ 23:19

Help fight graft, MACC urges private sector and civil society

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on the private sector and civil society to join the fight against corruption as the government could not eradicate the menace on its own.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Dec 022019 @ 22:58

Dual Language Programme won’t negate importance of Bahasa Melayu: Education DG

The teaching of mathematics and science in English in full to Year One pupils in Sarawak next year will not negate the importance of Bahasa Melayu as the national language.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Dec 022019 @ 22:54

Syed Saddiq: PPBM youth wing had difficulty raising money in its first year

Armada chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said it was difficult for the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) youth wing to collect even RM5 million in one year — admitting that it was a bitter pill to swallow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Dec 022019 @ 22:11

SST revenue collection surpasses target

The total sales and services tax (SST) revenue collected from January until October this year was RM22.6 billion, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 022019 @ 21:42

Proposed return of foreign worker recruitment to HR Ministry needs more study: Muhyiddin

The Home Ministry will carefully study the proposed return of the process of recruiting foreign workers, currently under its purview, to the Human Resource (HR) Ministry, according to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 20:50

Mat Sabu to propose that military spending be set at 1pc of GDP

The government should be willing to allocate a bigger defence budget in realising the country’s vision of self-reliance and improve its readiness to face security challenges.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 20:30

Deputy minister: Defence Investment Committee to liberate, innovate defence industry

The formation of the Defence Investment Committee is intended to liberate, expand and spur innovation in the nation’s defence industry, said Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 20:24

Enhancing laws to make penalties rehabilitative for offenders

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the government was currently reviewing to enhance laws to make the penalties more rehabilitative rather than just punitive for offenders.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 022019 @ 20:02

First drive-through pharmacy service in Sarawak launched

Sarawak's first drive-through pharmacy - aimed at addressing the lack of parking spaces at Sibu Hospital - was launched on Monday (Dec 2).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 20:00

Defence White Paper aims to help army personnel prepare for life after retirement, says deputy minister

The Defence White Paper (DWP) tabled in Parliament today aims to boost Armed Forces personnel’s employability post-retirement from the military service, Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Dec 022019 @ 19:44

Part of Bukit Kiara green lung gazetted as federal park

The Federal Territories Ministry has gazetted part of the Bukit Kiara green lung as a federal park.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 19:30

Azmin’s silence speaks volumes in PKR’s ‘cold war’

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has been silent this past month in what is widely seen to be a feud with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, presumably on who will be Pakatan Harapan’s next prime minister after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 022019 @ 19:00

Youths from high-risk, B40 families to be recipients of targeted interventional programs

he National Social Council has decided that youths from high-risk families and from lower-income groups (B40) would be recipients of targeted public interventional programs following its third meeting today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 17:57

Only one PKR convention, says Anwar

There can only be one party convention and it is the one in Melaka, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 17:41

Anwar: Parliamentary caucus to bring up RCI issue to the Cabinet

The Parliamentary Caucus on Reforms and Governance will bring up to the Cabinet on the issue of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) following allegations of judicial misconduct, says its chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 17:33

National Defence Industry policy in pipeline, says Mat Sabu

The National Defence Industry policy will be drafted following the publication of Defence White Paper (DWP).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 17:00

Anwar: All is well in PKR

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied claims that there is a formal agreement for peace-making efforts between himself and his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 17:00

Anwar: No need for ‘peace envoys’, I am open to meeting with anyone

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today rumours that a “peace envoy” has been sent to broker a deal between him and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali are not true.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 16:54

Jakoa sets up volunteer team to help Orang Asli

The Pahang Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) has established a volunteer team to strengthen the delivery system and assist the community at the grassroots level.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 16:35

Tian Chua: I don't agree with memorandum calling for party president's apology

Tian Chua, one of the 20 PKR central leadership council (MPP) members who jointly endorsed a memorandum protesting the disciplinary board's decision to sack Zakaria Abdul Hamid, says he did not agree to a point in the memorandum, which called for the party president to apologise.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Dec 022019 @ 16:28

1,700 have signed online petition demanding resignation of ill Kuala Pilah rep

Some 1,700 people here have signed an online petition demanding the resignation of state exco and Kuala Pilah assemblyman Mohamad Nazaruddin Sabtu, who has been ill for some time now.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Dec 022019 @ 16:19

Latheefa: Stop meeting outside for ‘drinks’

Civil servants and government linked companies (GLC), involved in the issuance of tenders, should stop the culture of ‘entertainment dealing’, drinking coffee or ‘teh tarik’ with tender applicants, according to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 15:48

By-election on the cards as Anifah Aman loses appeal over Kimanis seat

The Federal Court today upheld the Election Court ruling nullifying Datuk Seri Anifah Aman’s victory in the Kimanis parliamentary seat in the last General Election, thus paving the way for a by-election in the constituency.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 15:34

Perak PKR convention to set mood of national congress

The Perak state PKR convention on Tuesday is expected to set the mood for the national congress on Thursday.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Dec 022019 @ 14:05

Sabah Pan Borneo Highway contractors, consultants reappointed

All 11 project contractors and 12 consultants for the multi-billion ringgit Sabah Pan Borneo Highway Project have been re-appointed under the government’s new Project Delivery Partner (PDP) model.|Read more >|NST

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In the News Snippets & Links 

December 01, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 012019 @ 23:30

PKR Youth: Nobody filed for vote of no-confidence against Anwar, but many motions backing him

PKR Youth leader Nazrin Idham Razali’s proposal for a vote of no-confidence against party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is just an attention-seeking ploy, the wing’s coordinating secretary Chua Wei Kiat said tonight.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 012019 @ 23:20

KBS to hold more town hall sessions in rural areas

The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) will organise more dialogue or Town Hall sessions, especially in the rural areas, to identify issues and problems facing the young people, according to its minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: MIC Dec 012019 @ 20:53

MIC in no rush to join Muafakat Nasional

MIC is taking a wait-and-see approach on whether to join the Muafakat Nasional political agreement.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 012019 @ 20:52

43,000 students nationwide to receive exercise book vouchers

In conjunction with its Back To School programme, Majlis Amanah Rakyat’s (Mara) Education Foundation will be distributing exercise books vouchers to 43,000 schoolchildren nationwide on Dec 9.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 012019 @ 19:42

Pos Malaysia unions welcome Gobind’s proactive stance on tariffs

All seven Pos Malaysia Berhad workers unions have welcomed Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s concern on postal tariffs.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Dec 012019 @ 19:30

MCA opens party to non-Chinese, lowers membership age to 16

The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) has amended its constitution to allow non-Chinese to be affiliate members and also lower the membership age from 18 to 16 years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 012019 @ 19:30

Muhyiddin says third JB-Singapore bridge only after congestion research, to cost RM5m

The much talked-about third bridge linking Malaysia to Singapore will likely be decided only after a comprehensive research is carried out on its necessity to alleviate traffic congestion into Johor, the home minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 012019 @ 19:30

Health Ministry to amend Poisons Act to grant patients options in buying meds

The proposed new provision in the Poison (Amendment) Bill 2019 aims to protect patients’ rights by giving them the option to decide where to fill their prescription.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 012019 @ 19:00

D-G lists Mandarin, English proficiency among ways to make Malaysia’s immigration world class

Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud outlined three key focus areas to make the Malaysian Immigration Department world-class by 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 012019 @ 19:00

United we stand: 148 military vets associations to form umbrella body for benefits

Malaysia’s 148 separate armed forces groups will be forming a grand coalition to champion better pension schemes and benefits for members running into the thousands.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 012019 @ 18:31

Johor state assembly makes it compulsory for assemblymen to declare assets

The Johor state assembly has passed a motion to make it compulsory for all assemblymen to declare their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 012019 @ 18:31

PKR central leadership council member warns of retaliation if Azmin's supporters call for no confidence motion against Anwar

A senior leader in PKR aligned to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim warns of retaliation if supporters of Datuk Seri Azmin Ali go ahead with their plans to call for a motion of no confidence against the party president.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 012019 @ 18:00

Fahmi Fadzil debunks alleged no-confidence motion against Anwar, listed PKR man also denies involvement

A no-confidence vote against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has not been attempted at any point to date contrary to an allegation otherwise, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil asserted today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 012019 @ 17:30

Rumours of separate PKR congress spread, but leaders claim to be in the dark

The long simmering rift between PKR’s top two leaders appears to be coming to a boil as rumours of a parallel assembly to be opened by Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at the same time as the ruling party’s official congress in Melaka next weekend has been circulating in political circles.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 012019 @ 16:48

Sacked PKR division chief hits out at Anwar and Saifuddin

PKR Bera division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid (pix), who was recently sacked from party over alleged corruption, took a swipe at party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 012019 @ 16:35

Johor upgrading its PDK education and approval: Exco

The Social Welfare Department (JKM) is endeavouring to upgrade the education and approval of its Community Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) supervisors and staff nationwide, including Johor to enhance the institution’s performance and its excellence.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 012019 @ 16:06

Special committee on gig economy looking ways to prevent mistreatment of workers

The special committee set up by the government to draw up a long-term solution to gig economy-related issues will focus on the welfare of workers and preventing them from being exploited by employers.|Read more >|SunDaily

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In the News Snippets & Links 

December 02, 2019

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 14:00

Defence White Paper disappointing and worrying, says Hishammuddin

The Defence White Paper that was tabled in Parliament today lacks details on the Defence Ministry’s plans for the country’s safety and security, said former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 13:30

Police investigating alleged ‘deep state’ conspiracy, may question Pakatan reps

Two people have been questioned to date amid an ongoing police investigation into the involvement of the “deep state” ― supposed hidden figures of authority ― in sabotaging the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, according to Malaysiakini.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 13:00

Urban to rural migration in Malaysia at 19.5pc in 2018, Dewan Rakyat told

The migration rate of the urban population to rural areas last year was 19.5 per cent and 4.8 per cent for rural to urban areas, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 12:45

The poor must help themselves as well, says Dr Mahathir

The poor will remain poor if they continue to rely on the government and monetary aid like the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 12:45

DWP will explain govt's stance on defence

Malaysia’s Defence White Paper (DWP) is an open document that will explain the government’s focus in the defence sector in the next 10 years.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Defence White Paper Dec 022019 @ 12:44

Defence White Paper tabled in Dewan Rakyat by Mohamad Sabu

A Defence White Paper to chart Malaysia's defence plans was tabled in Dewan Rakyat by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 12:38

Action may be taken against those planning 'parallel' PKR convention, says PKR veep

Action can be taken against those who are planning to hold their own gathering or a parallel congress on the same day as the PKR national convention on Dec 6 to 8, says party vice-president Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 12:30

Special Branch to probe ‘communist gathering’

Bukit Aman's Special Branch is investigating a recent meeting in Kajang allegedly involving former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) members.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 12:30

Can Tian Chua bring end to PKR's infighting?

Tian Chua is currently the man of the hour to mend broken ties in the period leading up to PKR’s National Congress in Melaka this weekend.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 12:30

Authorities to keep tabs on foreigners linked to illegal activities, says Home Ministry

The Immigration Department will continue to keep a lookout for foreigners who could be involved in illicit activities in Malaysia, the Home Ministry said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 12:30

Vote of no confidence? PKR division not Parliament, info chief reminds disgruntled party members

PKR Information Chief PKR information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin today reminded disgruntled members that any motion or proposal they wish to introduce must be done at the party’s divisional level.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 12:30

Gobind: MCMC has culled 78pc of 3,877 social media accounts deemed fake

A total of 3,877 fake accounts on social media have been detected, 78 per cent of which have been deleted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as of September, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 022019 @ 12:23

Motion of no confidence against Anwar does not arise, says Fahmi

Claims of a motion of no confidence against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim during the party’s national congress later this week does not arise, as the deadline to make such proposals has long passed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 12:09

Shared Prosperity Vision strategies will help overcome poverty: Mahathir

The strategies outlined by the government in the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and efforts to increase the people’s income will help the poor to come out of poverty, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 12:07

Permit was issued, but no green light for nudity, says Dep Minister on tattoo expo

While a permit was issued for the recent tattoo convention to proceed, there was no green light given for any form of nudity at the event, says Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 022019 @ 11