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ANM in the News Archive December 01 - 10,  2020

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December 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 10 2020 @ 18:00

Dewan Rakyat passes motion to reduce JASA allocation

The Dewan Rakyat today passed a motion to reduce the allocation for the expansion of the Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) by RM45 million, from RM81.5 million as originally provided in the 2021 Budget.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition | Dec 10 2020 @ 17:00

Why are Bersatu volunteers getting paid by Rina’s ministry, asks Yeoh

Hannah Yeoh has called on the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to come clean following claims that National Welfare Foundation (YKN) volunteers were appointed mainly from Bersatu’s Srikandi wing.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Penang-Kedah water dispute | Dec 10 2020 @ 18:00

Kedah MB tells Penang raw water charges required to preserve Sg Muda water resource

Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor today stressed that the Penang government must continue paying the tariff for raw water from Sungai Muda, Kedah, for the preservation of the water resource.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Penang-Kedah water dispute | Dec 10 2020 @ 17:00

Penang tells Kedah: We're not paying a single sen for water from Sg Muda

Penang will not pay a single sen to Kedah for raw water drawn from its side of Sungai Muda, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 10 2020 @ 14:00

Now Perak MB, Umno’s Saarani says rushing to form new government and pass state budget

Newly-appointed Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad said his first order of business was to form a new government in order to table the state’s budget for 2021.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 10 2020 @ 13:00

Youth and Sports Ministry allocation approved at the committee stage

The Dewan Rakyat at the committee level today approved an RM614.13 million allocation proposed for the Youth and Sports Ministry under the 2021 Budget.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Dec 10 2020 @ 12:00

Govt awaits Agong’s consent for edict on Covid-19 vaccine

The government is still waiting for the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Conference of Rulers regarding the fatwa (edict) on the use of the Covid-19 vaccine among Muslims in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Dec 10 2020 @ 09:00

How Najib ruined Felda to the tune of RM21 bil – P. Gunasegaram

EVENTS unfolding at the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) tell a tale of woe of how former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak designed a plan that ostensibly rewarded Felda settlers and raised RM10 billion, most of which has been squandered.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 10 2020 @ 09:00

PN will emerge stronger after Perak political

Political analysts believe that Perikatan Nasional (PN) will emerge stronger from the Perak political crisis, which almost pushed the coalition to the brink of collapse.|Read more >NST

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December 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Dec 10 2020 @ 07:00

How Najib ruined Felda to the tune of RM21 bil – P. Gunasegaram

EVENTS unfolding at the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) tell a tale of woe of how former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak designed a plan that ostensibly rewarded Felda settlers and raised RM10 billion, most of which has been squandered.|Read more >|TheVibes

December 09, 2020

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 09 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida under fire over RM8.6m allocation for NGO

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamarudin came under criticism from both sides of the divide over the RM8.6 million allocation for a non-government organisation, Penggerak Komuniti Tempatan (PeKT).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 09 2020 @ 19:00

Kota Tampan's Saarani appointed new Perak MB

Tampan assemblyman Datuk Saarani Mohamad has been appointed the 13th Perak menteri besar.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 09 2020 @ 19:00

Dewan Rakyat passes Health Ministry’s allocation after furore over minister’s absence

After a heated debate, the Supply Bill 2021 for the Ministry of Health (MoH), was passed with a majority voice vote at Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 09 2020 @ 17:00

PAS, Bersatu reps confirm signing SDs backing Saarani

Perak’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) representatives and their independent supporters have signed statutory declarations supporting Umno’s menteri besar candidate Datuk Saarani Mohamad and have presented the party’s mandate to state ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 09 2020 @ 11:00

Nod for budget allocations for 3 ministries

The allocations under Budget 2021 for another three ministries were approved at the committee stage yesterday. This brings the total number of ministries whose budgets were approved to 17, with six being passed via bloc voting.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 09 2020 @ 11:00

Perak assembly to convene without sitting MB, first time in history

The Perak state assembly will convene without a sitting menteri besar today for the first time in its history, following the ouster of Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu as the state's top executive last week.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Dec 09 2020 @ 07:00

Putrajaya decides to withdraw approval of indirect property acquisition by Tamaco from TH Plantations

The government has decided to withdraw the approval of indirect property acquisition by Tamaco Plantation Sdn Bhd from TH Plantations Bhd (THP) on December 4, for further scrutiny and other factors.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New initiative | Dec 09 2020 @ 07:00

New tech policy to transform M’sia into developers: Khairy

Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin says the National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTIN) 2021-2030 will intensify local technology development, transforming the country from tech users to developers.|Read more >|TheVibes

December 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Dec 08 2020 @ 18:00

PAC identifies weaknesses in EMGS governance

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found weaknesses in the governance of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), which serves as a one-stop centre to manage visa applications by international students.|Read more >|SunDaily

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December 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 08 2020 @ 17:00

Perak palace: No party has simple majority to form state government

No political party has the majority to form the state government so far, a member of Dewan Negara Perak said.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 08 2020 @ 17:00

Dewan Rakyat approves budget for 3 more ministries today

The Dewan Rakyat today approved the budgets for three ministries at the committee level.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | New initiative | Dec 08 2020 @ 16:00

Four major water supply projects proposed for Sarawak under 12th Malaysia Plan, says state minister

Four major water supply projects which are estimated to involve an overall cost of about RM18 billion have been proposed to be implemented in Sarawak during the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) period, State Utilities Minister Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 08 2020 @ 14:00

Umno’s about-turn in Perak no surprise, says Pakatan

Pakatan Harapan leaders in Perak are not surprised by Umno’s decision to form a state government with its Perikatan Nasional allies despite earlier overtures to politically realign itself.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Dec 08 2020 @ 13:00

Dewan Rakyat Speaker declines to bring forward motion of no-confidence against PM Muhyiddin

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun has today outlined the reasons why he has not brought forward the tabling of a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

December 07, 2020

New Malaysia | T Adnan Corruption case | Dec 07 2020 @ 19:00

MACC to investigate new development in Ku Nan's corruption case

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will begin investigations into a new development raised by the prosecution in the corruption case of Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who was given a discharge not amounting to acquittal by the High Court earlier today.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Dec 07 2020 @ 16:00

Cheras MP apologises to FT minister over DBKL asset sale claims

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa today said that Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai has apologised to him over claims that he had sold 42 assets belonging to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in the past eight months.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Dec 07 2020 @ 14:00

No plan to reintroduce GST

Putrajaya has reiterated its previous decision that the now-abolished goods and services tax (GST) will not be reintroduced as a means of supporting the government's coffers.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Dec 07 2020 @ 14:00

MOF: Govt's debt, liability exposures at RM1.257t as at end-September

The government's total debt and liability exposures are estimated to be RM1.257 trillion, or 87.3 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as at the end of September 2020, said Deputy Finance Minister II Mohd Shahar Abdullah.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 07 2020 @ 14:00

No new affordable housing projects until PR1MA debts paid off

There will be no new affordable housing projects until the government settles debts incurred by PR1MA Corporation Malaysia, which is expected to be done by 2023, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|TheVibes

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December 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 07 2020 @ 14:00

Federal Govt channels RM152.5 mln under Longhouse Loan Scheme in Sarawak

The federal government has allocated RM152.5 million to the Sarawak government for the Longhouse Loan Scheme and a total of 8,915 longhouse units have so far been built and repaired, said Deputy Finance Minister II Mohd Shahar Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | T Adnan Corruption case | Dec 07 2020 @ 12:00

Prosecution discontinues RM1 million bribery case, Ku Nan discharged not amounting to acquittal

Former Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was discharged not amounting to an acquittal by the High Court here today of a charge of accepting a RM1 million bribe from a businessman in 2013.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | i-Sinar | Dec 07 2020 @ 09:00

i-Sinar's auto approval praised

Housewives, school bus drivers, film production crews and hotel workers can breathe a sigh of relief as they have been listed in the categories that will receive automatic approval under the Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) i-Sinar facility, which will kick off in the middle of this month.|Read more >NST

December 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Johor Political Crisis | Dec 06 2020 @ 18:00

Johor MB from Umno calls Pakatan ‘strategic partners’ after Bersatu threatens takeover

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad called Pakatan Harapan (PH) a “strategic partner” today in the state legislative assembly as he announced a one-off RM50,000 funding for all assembymen, including those from the Opposition.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 06 2020 @ 14:00

PAS ‘will discuss’ Perak govt formation: Tuan Ibrahim

PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said PAS will hold discussions on whether or not to be involved in the formation of Perak’s new state government.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 06 2020 @ 18:00

RM43,200 incentive for Melaka trishaw riders

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has agreed to issue a RM30 million special grant to ease the burden of vulnerable groups in the state affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 06 2020 @ 14:00

Pakatan willing to work with Umno in Perak

Pakatan Harapan (PH) parties PKR, DAP, and Amanah have signalled that they are willing to work with nemesis Umno to end the Perak menteri besar crisis.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 06 2020 @ 13:00

Umno open to new political allies amid Perak MB crisis

Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) will not discount the possibility of a new political alignment involving other parties, including those from the Pakatan Harapan coalition.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 06 2020 @ 13:00

DAP, PKR prepared to work with any party, including Umno, to form next Perak govt

Perak DAP is prepared to work with any party, including Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN), to form the next state government.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Dec 06 2020 @ 12:00

NPRA yet to receive Covid-19 vaccine evaluation registration document from Pfizer — MOH

The Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has so far not received any documents from Pfizer for evaluation registration and testing of the Covid-19 vaccine, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

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December 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 06 2020 @ 12:00

DAP, Umno both aimed at Ahmad Faizal but weren’t working together, observers say

Political foes Umno and DAP did not actively co-operate to oust Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu as Perak mentri besar as both parties voted against him under different circumstances, analysts said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Dec 06 2020 @ 11:00

Dr Noor Hisham says in the dark about Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine supply chain disruption claim

The Ministry of Health (MoH) said today they are in the dark about the problems dogging Pfizer Inc’s raw material supply for its Covid-19 vaccine, as reported by news wire agency Reuters on December 4.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | i-Sinar | Dec 06 2020 @ 10:00

No conditions for i-Sinar application, only criteria: EPF

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) says there are no conditions attached to the i-Sinar withdrawal application, saying that what is outlined is criteria to ensure that applications match its internal data.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | i-Sinar | Dec 06 2020 @ 09:00

How i-Sinar facility works

On Wednesday, the Employees Provident Fund expanded the criteria for withdrawals from the i-Sinar facility. This was done to ease the financial burden of members badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. EPF gives a detailed explanation of the facility.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 06 2020 @ 08:00

RM43,200 incentive for Melaka trishaw riders

The Melaka government will give a one-off payment of RM200 to 216 active trishaw riders in the state to help ease their burden following the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

December 05, 2020

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 05 2020 @ 22:00

Ahmad Faizal to be DPM?

"Meet me at Seri Satria." These were the words of Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu as he walked out of Laman Seri Ridzuan here after holding a press conference on his resignation as Perak Menteri Besar. |Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 05 2020 @ 19:00

Ahmad Faizal resigns as Perak MB today

Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu officially tendered his resignation as the Perak Mentri Besar after losing the confidence vote yesterday at the State Assembly.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Dec 05 2020 @ 18:00

CMCO extended till Dec 20 in Sabah, Selangor, KL

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been extended until Dec 20 in Sabah, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Senior Ministry (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in his daily press briefing today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Dec 05 2020 @ 18:00

Interstate travel allowed from Monday

Interstate and interdistrict travel will be allowed beginning Monday, except for areas under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Dec 05 2020 @ 18:00

Penang pleads for fine moratorium on foreign workers in housing schemes

The Penang government has requested a one-year moratorium on fines against employers for having foreign workers staying in housing schemes.|Read more >|Malaymail

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December 05, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 05 2020 @ 16:00

KPLB sets RM5 mln sales target for eKUD@KPLB 2020 online mega sales

The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) has set a sales target of RM5 million for the three-day online Rural Entrepreneur Carnival mega sales (eKUD@KPLB 2020) which started yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Dec 05 2020 @ 18:00

Sarawak to build international-standard sports academy

Sarawak will build an international-standard sports academy equipped with the latest technology to help groom the state’s youths into world-class athletes, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 05 2020 @ 16:00

161,909 single mothers to receive RM300 special aid -Rina

A total of 161,909 applicants are eligible to receive the special assistance for single mothers under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana), said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 05 2020 @ 16:00

School bus operators must have PSV licence to get cash aid

School bus operators nationwide must have a public service vehicle (PSV) licence before they are eligible to receive the RM600 cash aid under the Kita Prihatin package.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Johor Political Crisis | Dec 05 2020 @ 15:00

'Move for vote of confidence motion in Johor MB'

Simpang Jeram assemblyman Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub will call on Umno to move a vote of confidence in the leadership of Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad on the last day of the Johor state assembly meeting tomorrow.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Dec 05 2020 @ 07:00

After crossing deadline to prove majority, sources say Anwar still has Pakatan’s support until next week

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim still has support from Pakatan Harapan (PH) as the Opposition Leader until next week, several sources told Malay Mail despite previously promising to step down if he cannot prove he commands the majority of Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|Malaymail

December 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Dec 04 2020 @ 22:00

MOH fears vaping will cost Malaysia more than potential tax income, seeks tight controls on industry

The Malaysian government should impose strict controls on the local vape industry, the Health Ministry has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Dec 04 2020 @ 22:00

Fitch sovereign rating revision due to Covid-19, political developments

The revision of Malaysia's rating by Fitch Ratings is primarily driven by the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country's fiscal position and the ongoing domestic political situation, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 04 2020 @ 19:00

Ahmad Faizal in the role of caretaker MB now

Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu is still the Perak Menteri Besar, albeit in a caretaker capacity, after failing to secure a simple majority in a motion of confidence brought up in the 14th state legislative assembly sitting.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 04 2020 @ 19:00

Perak Pakatan leaders granted audience with Perak Sultan tomorrow after MB ouster

Three Perak Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders has been granted an audience with Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah tomorrow, after Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu lost a confidence vote motion earlier.|Read more >|Malaymail

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December 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 04 2020 @ 19:00

Perak Perikatan needs another way to form state govt after PAS’ withdrawal, Ahmad Faizal says

Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today said that ally PAS’ decision to not join the formation of any new state government is a decision taken by Umno without consulting other parties in Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 04 2020 @ 18:00

Pas will not be part of new Perak government

Pas will not be part of the new Perak government formation, said its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 04 2020 @ 15:00

Umno-Pakatan unity govt in Perak?

A surprising alliance between Umno and Pakatan Harapan may see a unity government in Perak, after Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu lost a vote of confidence this morning.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Perak Political Crisis | Dec 04 2020 @ 16:00

I will not dissolve the State Assembly - Ahmad Faizal

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu will not propose for the dissolution of the State Assembly to the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah despite having lost the vote of confidence in the sitting today.|Read more >|SunDaily

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