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Dec 10

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Amendments Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:38

Dewan Rakyat passes three acts to give university students political freedom

After almost five decades, university students are getting closer to achieve freedom to be involved in politics in campus after amendments on three related acts including the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 were passed at Dewan Rakyat tonight. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:34

I am a poor man, no assets to declare, says Mohamaddin

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi today reiterated that he has no assets to declare to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:30

MB: Kedah revives tuna landing project

The Kedah Integrated Fishery Terminal project, which was held up prior to this, will be revived in a move to turn it into one of the major tuna landing centres in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:26

Maritime dispute: Singapore-Malaysia officials to meet in the second week of January

Singapore welcomes the Malaysian Government’s agreement that officials of both countries meet in the second week of January 2019 to exchange views on resolving the Johor Baru port limits issue, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement here today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:00

HR minister: Foreign workers at Top Glove not forced to work overtime

The Human Resource Ministry has found that there was no element of coercion on foreign workers to work overtime at Top Glove Bhd, the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:30

Dr M: Malaysian vessels will stay put in disputed waters

Malaysian vessels will stay put in the disputed waters along the Malaysia-Singapore maritime border, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:10

Singapore rebuts Malaysia's statement over Seletar Airport flight procedures

The Singaporean ministry of transport on Monday (Dec 10) claims that the documents it made public on Dec 4 with regard to flight procedures for Seletar Airport – the Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedures – were in response to media queries as to whether the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) had consulted its Malaysian counterpart in December 2017.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:55

Increase in Commissioner for Oath’s charges in line with law: Liew

TThe increase in the charges for services by commissioners for oaths is in line with the requirements of current laws and improved services, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:22

Mazslee: All disciplinary action against varsity students for political activities to be dropped immediately

Any ongoing disciplinary action against university students over political activities will be dropped with immediate effect following amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA), says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:13

Look into housing issues affecting B40 and M40 too, property developers told

Property developers, which have made huge fortunes in the nation’s housing sector, have been urged to work closely with the government in resolving housing issues affecting the less fortunate as well as people from the B40 and M40 segments. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:06

Govt to ensure RON95 price will not shoot up once floated

The government will ensure the price of RON95 petrol for consumers who are not eligible to receive targeted subsidies, won’t see a huge hike once it is floated based on the market rate. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 21:53

Malaysia welcomes Singapore's willingness to engage in finding an amicable solution

Wisma Putra today called the Singaporean High Commissioner to Malaysia to discuss the latest developments arising from the Declaration of Alteration of Port Limits for Johore Bahru Port published on Oct 25 and the Singapore Port Marine Circular No 9 of 2018 dated Dec 6. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 21:06

No deadline for MPs to declare assets: PM

Property developers, which have made huge fortunes in the nation’s housing sector, have been urged to work closely with the government in resolving housing issues affecting the less fortunate as well as people from the B40 and M40 segments. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 21:00

Second session of 14th Parliament sitting starts on March 11 next year

The second session of 14th Parliament sitting will convene on March 11, 2019, according to Yang Di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 21:00

Shafie: I’ve already declared assets to MACC, but I’ll do it again

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal will be declaring his assets to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission soon, he said, after it was reported that he was among 13 MPs who have yet to do so. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 20:00

Sabah CM: A-G’s report on state's financial standing could have been tampered with

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today suggested that the Auditor-General's 2017 report on Sabah's financial standing could have been tampered with after it emerged that the state's accounts were in order. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:23

Waytha and Mohamaddin claim they have no assets to declare

Two ministers have said that there is no need for them to declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), claiming that either they have no assets or are "too poor".|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:23

Dewan Rakyat launches speaker’s lecture series on Wednesday

The Malaysian Parliament will launch the Dewan Rakyat Speaker’s lecture series on Wednesday, Dec 12, the first to be held under the new government.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:04

New programme to replace PLKN, BTN combines indoor and outdoor activities

The new programme to replace the scrapped National Service Training Programme (PLKN) and National Civics Bureau (BTN) has been formulated holistically by combining high impact indoor and outdoor activities. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:00

Any decision on local govt elections needs PH consensus: Guan Eng

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says any decision on holding local government elections must be agreed to by all parties within the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:00

Dr M unveils anti-graft guidelines for commercial organisations

In order to help ensure commercial organisations in any industry employ fundamental measures in minimising the risk of corruption, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched guidelines on this today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 10, 2018 @ 17:50

Censorship board to cut LGBT content from films, deputy home minister says

The government has not set a deadline for MPs to declare their assets, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Polcies: MoT Dec 10, 2018 @ 18:02

Loke: Fee to be imposed for car window tints above the allowable limit

A fee will soon be imposed on those seeking to have car window tints above the allowable limit, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 17:45

Despite PM’s snub, minister says will work on implementing third vote

The Housing and Local Government ministry will continue its study on implementing local council elections as an option to improve democratisation in the administration, minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 17:47

Police set up a committee to study applications for early retirement

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has set up a special committee at Bukit Aman to look into why its staff are opting for early retirement, the Senate was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 10, 2018 @ 17:33

Two BN MPs ejected from Parliament

Two Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers were expelled from the Dewan Rakyat today over their disruptive demand for an apology from a PH lawmaker over the temporary barring of a BN MP from attending proceedings last week. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Dec 10, 2018 @ 17:28

Government postpones tabling of White Paper on Felda

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has postponed today’s tabling of the White Paper on Felda to the next session of the Dewan Rakyat, according to Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Dec 10, 2018 @ 17:07

Local councils can soon tow away abandoned vehicles

The problem of 60,000 abandoned vehicles in townships and cities nationwide will soon be a thing of the past with the amendment of the Road Transport Act. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 16:37

Works Ministry to appoint an independent auditor to study toll issue: Baru Bian

The Works Ministry will appoint an independent auditor early next month to assist the government in preparing data analysis and recommendations on the issue of toll collection. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Dec 10, 2018 @ 16:07

157,000 commuters travel on MRT-SBK line daily

From January to September 2018 an average of 157,000 commuters travelled daily on the Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang (MRT-SBK) line, according to Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudddin Jaafar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 10, 2018 @ 16:00

Guan Eng: Malaysia will definitely take legal action against Goldman Sachs

Malaysians can be assured that the government will persist with legal action against Goldman Sachs for collusion to defraud 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the finance minister said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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Dec 10

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 10, 2018 @ 15:49

Najib out on MACC bail after arrest the in morning

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) has been released on bail after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) completed its investigations into the tampering of the 1MDB audit report.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 10, 2018 @ 15:35

Online Integrated Immigration System to replace myIMMs: Muhyiddin

A fully-online Integrated Immigration System will be developed to replace the Malaysia Immigration System (myIMMs) which has been in use for more than 20 years, according to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:53

Amendments to regulate Islamic religious schools tabled in Dewan Rakyat

Amendments to regulate and monitor Islamic religious schools in the Federal Territories were tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Dec 10).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:46

Govt studying which assets to sell in efforts to reduce the national debt

The government is identifying which assets under the Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) to be sold in efforts to reduce the national debt. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:44

Support for Zahid depends on a consensus decision by other Umno MPs, says Khairy

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin said his support for Zahid depends on a consensus decision by fellow Umno MPs. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:42

Cash assistance to the low-income group to be disbursed after Chinese New Year

Cost of Living Aid (BSH) for the low-income group for next year will be disbursed after the Chinese New Year celebration. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:38

Dzulkefly: Private sector can do more to help breast cancer patientsGovt will not hold local elections, says Mahathir

The private sector can do more to bridge the treatment access gap for low-income breast cancer patients, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:32

Are cartels colluding to fix higher prices for eggs, asks Saifuddin

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is investigating the recent rise in egg prices, including whether cartels are cartels colluding to fix the prices of eggs.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:57

Patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer can look forward to cheaper treatment

Good news for patients who could not afford an exorbitant treatment for an aggressive type of breast cancer.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:45

Prosecutors set to charge ex-PM Najib and Arul Kanda on Wednesday

Graft prosecutors are set to charge Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy on Wednesday over the tampering of the company’s final audit report.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:54

Local councils advised to adhere to work systems to avoid corruption

Local councils should adhere to the work manual, desk file and work flowchart in carrying out their duties and responsibilities efficiently. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:11

Cameron Highlands MP allowed to attend Dewan Rakyat proceedings until appeal concludes

MIC vice-president Datuk C. Sivarraajh is allowed to attend Dewan Rakyat proceedings until his appeal process against the recent Election Court decision to nullify his Cameron Highlands victory is completed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:00

RM3.5b National Immigration Control System axed

The federal government is terminating the National Immigration Control System (SKIN) being developed for the country’s border control, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:00

Najib arrested over alleged 1MDB audit tampering

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested Datuk Seri Najib Razak today for further investigations into alleged tampering of an audit report on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: P Kukup Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:46

Pulau Kukup issue: Fed govt not an 'outsider', says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has rejected the notion that the Federal government is an “outsider” with regards to the issue pertaining to the status of Johor’s Pulau Kukup as a national park. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:40

PM: Corruption in civil service ‘very, very low’ now

Corruption in the civil service has dropped to a “very, very low” level since the new government came to power, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:30

Tabung Haji paid dividends despite RM4.1b deficit

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has been paying out dividends (hibah) since 2014, despite showing a deficit of RM4.1 billion in its accounts. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:24

Govt will not hold local elections, says Mahathir

The government does not plan to hold local elections because it would not be conducive for the nation, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:21

JPJ and city mayors can deregister and remove abandoned cars, says Anthony Loke

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) and nine city mayors will be empowered to deregister and remove abandoned cars, said Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:12

Government to launch five-year anti-corruption plan next month

The government is drafting a five-year national anti-corruption plan and looking to launch it next month, says Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 10:50

Govt to inform civil servants of what they need, expect to perform better

The new government is working hard to inform civil servants of what they need and expect to help them perform better. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 09:00

Committee on migrants to push for protection of undocumented workers, refugees

The independent committee on migrant workers set up by the Cabinet is pushing for the recognition of the rights of illegals employed here. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:38

'TH, Felda must earn back trust'

The new management of Tabung Haji (TH) and Felda must ensure that the proposed restructuring plans for the organisations return them to the objectives of their establishment. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:21

PH must stay clean if it wants to win GE15: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Pakatan Harapan (PH) can win a second term in the 15th general election (GE15) if it stays clean and not fall for corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:00

MB: No development permitted once it’s gazetted as Sultanate land

The degazetting of Pulau Kukup was done so that it could be placed under Sultanate land to ensure it is better protected, Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Dec 10, 2018 

Many state projects next year

There will be jobs galore for contractors when Sarawak government-funded projects are rolled out next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

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Dec 09

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 09, 2018 @ 22:00

Muhyiddin: ICERD rally not setback to Pakatan Harapan, but a step forward

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said the anti-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) rally held in the city centre yesterday was not a setback to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government as claimed by certain quarters, but a step forward. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 09, 2018 @ 20:00

Pakatan Harapan raises RM1.66m in donations through maiden charity dinner after GE14

Pakatan Harapan (PH) has managed to collect RM1.66 million in donations after it successfully organised its maiden charity dinner here today, after having won the May 9 general election. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 09, 2018 @ 21:46

Anwar among 13 MPS yet to declare assets 

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Port Dickson, is among 13 MPs who have yet to declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|SunDaily

Institutional Reforms | Mandatory Asset Declaration for Pakatan’s Parliamentarians

Posted on September 29, 2018

Pledged to uproot corruption in the government and starting off on a clean slate, the new federal announced that it is now mandatory and not just obligatory for Cabinet members and also Pakatan’s Members of Parliament(MP) to declare their asset worth.Click to read > | 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 09, 2018 @ 20:21

ICERD participants should have joined forces with their non-Malay brethren in the rally: Ku Li

Umno advisory council chairman Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has urged the Malays to forge unity with the people of various races without any form of prejudice. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Dec 09, 2018 @ 19:50

Gobind is new chairman of Selangor DAP 

Communication and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has been appointed as the new chairman of Selangor DAP. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 09, 2018 @ 19:18

PKNS gives RM462,000 to repair homes of underprivileged families in Gombak

Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has allocated more than RM462,000 to repair 16 houses of underprivileged families in Gombak here today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 09, 2018 @ 18:44

Jomo: CEP report can be made public, but needs vetting for sensitive information first

The report on the findings of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) in the first 100 days of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration can be made public. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 09, 2018 @ 18:39

Govt praised for allowing anti-ICERD rally 

The government has been given plaudits for allowing freedom of expression to prevail in the country as witnessed by the weekend’s anti-ICERD rally that garnered some 60,000 people at Dataran Merdeka. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Dec 09, 2018 @ 18:22

2018 Selangor DAP convention passes seven resolutions

he 2018 Selangor DAP Convention today approved seven resolutions, including urging the government to continue investigating the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 09, 2018 @ 18:14

Investigation on fund misappropriation at an early stage: Johor MACC

The investigation on alleged misappropriation of Tabung Amanah Sumbangan Kuota Bumiputera Johor funds was still at its initial stage. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Dec 09, 2018 @ 18:00

Pua out of Selangor DAP line-up as Gobind appointed as state chief

Damansara MP Tony Pua has been ousted as Selangor DAP chairman and has been replaced by Gobind Singh Deo, according to official results of the party’s state election. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 09, 2018 @ 17:00

Johor exco: Cash from Bumi fund used for study-work trip to England

State Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad today said that alleged misappropriation of funds from the Tabung Amanah Bayaran Sumbangan Kuota Bumiputera (Bumiputera quota contribution payment trust fund) was for the purpose of a study-cum-working trip to England in 2016. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New  State Govt Dec 09, 2018 @ 16:45

Senai Desaru Expressway expansion works postponed indefinitely - State exco

The Federal Government has yet to issue an official statement on the status of the upgrading works at the Senai Desaru Expressway (SDE), a state exco said today (Dec 9). |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 09, 2018 @ 16:11

PM highlights the importance of having an organised govt at closed-door meet

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today sent a strong message to his administration, reminding them on the need to be organised. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 09, 2018 @ 13:12

Be organised to be successful, Dr M tells govt officers

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad highlighted the importance of being an organised administration to have a successful government. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 09, 2018 @ 13:10

Report: Tabung Haji yet to receive full payment in Indonesian deal worth RM3.8b

Tabung Haji (TH) has yet to receive the full payment of US$910 million (RM3.8 billion) from the sale of its 95 per cent stake in Indonesian company PT TH Indo Plantations (THIP) to PT Borneo Pacific in 2012. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Dec 09, 2018 

Impractical to have one national Land Code – Uggah

It is not practical to have just one national Land Code to cover the whole country, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture Native Land and Regional Development. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 09, 2018 @ 12:35

13 lawmakers, 24 govt officials yet to declare assets, says MACC

A total of 13 Members of Parliament and 24 government administrative officials, including political secretaries, have yet to declare their assets. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Malaysia Dec 09, 2018 @ 11:16

Hundreds celebrate Human Rights Day in PJ

Hundreds of people gathered at Padang Timur here today to celebrate the World Human Rights Day, which officially falls on Dec 10. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 09, 2018 @ 10:20

Malays, Bumiputeras must work harder to compete with other races: PM

The Malays and Bumiputeras must work harder to compete with the other races in the country, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 09, 2018 @ 09:00

Three things we learnt about: The anti-ICERD demonstration

Umno and PAS yesterday covered the streets of Kuala Lumpur and the historic Dataran Merdeka in a sea of white to protest against Malaysia ever adopting an international agreement to stop racial discrimination in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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Dec 08

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 20:24

ICERD rally: Muhyiddin congratulates security forces, gov’t agencies

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) has congratulated the security forces and government agencies overseeing security on he ICERD (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination) rally around Jalan Raja here today, for a job well done. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 08, 2018 @ 19:54

Result of probe on alleged misappropriation of TH funds to be announced Monday

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa will hold a press conference on the findings of an internal investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds involving Tabung Haji (TH) on Monday.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 19:47

Amirudin denies Selangor exco reshuffle

Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari (pix) today denied that there will be a reshuffle of the state executive council line-up.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 19:07

Developers cooperation needed to fulfill affordable housing needs in Penang: Chow

There are more applicants for affordable housing units on the island than on the mainland (Seberang Prai) in Penang, according to Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 19:00

Unexpected winners and losers of anti-ICERD rally

Despite the inflammatory rhetoric leading up to today’s rally against a United Nations (UN) convention on racial equality, the protest surprisingly ran peacefully, without any racist placards or violence.​|Read more >|Malaymail 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 18:58

Hadi: More street protests if govt decides to ratify ICERD in future

Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today warned of more rallies if the government backtracked on its decision not to ratify International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 18:57

Fate of retrenched civil servants will be looked into - Dr M

The government will look into the fate of retrenched civil servants following the disbandment of certain government agencies in an effort to give them justice, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 18:30

Cabinet wants Pulau Kukup to remain as national park

The Cabinet is of the view that Pulau Kukup in Johor should retain its status as a National Park to ensure it remains the second largest uninhabited mangrove island in the world and the only one of in Johor waters, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.​ |Read more >|Malaymail 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 18:12

Penang holds firm on 30pc affordable housing quota

The state government will stand firm on the 30 per cent low cost (LC) and low medium cost (LMC) housing quota requirement.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 17:41

Dispute will be settled through talks, Dr M

The row over airspace and territorial water boundaries between Malaysia and Singapore will be resolved through talks, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 17:38

Anti-ICERD rally ends ahead of schedule

The anti-ICERD (International Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Racial Discrimination) rally here ended on a peaceful note around 4.45pm today, over an hour earlier than originally scheduled. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 17:08

Process for parliamentary reforms continue: Speaker

The process for parliamentary reforms will continue to be implemented towards making the Malaysian Parliament a credible and respected institution, according to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohd Ariff Md Yusof. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 17:06

Umno-PAS cooperation can topple PH, rally goers told

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pix) said the size of the crowd gathered here today for the anti-ICERD rally has proved that an Umno-PAS cooperation is capable of dethroning Pakatan Harapan (PH). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 17:04

PTPTN on anti ICERD rally stage

The rally held at Dataran Merdeka today is to oppose Malaysia acceding to the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 16:54

Govt can't afford to have too many agencies, says Dr M

The Government cannot afford to have too many agencies with funding from unknown sources, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 16:45

Malays must unite for race and religion, says Ahmad Zahid

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Malays need to unite to fight against issues affecting Muslims and their race. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 16:30

Dr M: Pakatan only makes U-turn when wrong road taken

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today made a cheeky comeback to critics who labelled his administration as a “U-turn government”. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 16:19

Anti ICERD rally: So, what's the estimate?

It's a sea of white at Dataran Merdeka as participants take part in a rally to oppose the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), here, today. |Read more >|NST

 

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New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 15:57

Pakatan gives Rantau and Cameron Highlands to parties initially contesting seats

In preparation for the anticipated by-elections in Cameron Highlands and Rantau, Pakatan Harapan is ready to field candidates of the same parties which contested those seats in the 14th General Election.
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Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 15:45

Dr M takes cheeky swipe at anti-ICERD rally, thanks ‘one million’ people for turning up

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today appeared unconcern with the mammoth anti-ICERD ‘thanksgiving’ rally, sarcastically thanking the “one million” people who turned up at the event. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Dec 08, 2018 @ 15:41

Azmin: Malaysia to reduce oil output by 15,000 barrels per day

Malaysia has agreed to continue its voluntary commitment to reducing total oil output by revising the figure to 15,000 barrels per day, down from an earlier cut level of 20,000 barrels per day. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:59

Mahathir: Suhakam wants to accept ICERD, how can I go?

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was initially scheduled to launch the human rights day celebration organised by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will not be gracing the event.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:50

In democratic Malaysia, political frogs are free to hop anywhere, Dr M now says

Despite initially denouncing party defectors, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has seemingly softened his stance towards “political frogs”, now saying that it is their democratic right to do so. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:27

Anti-ICERD rally: Rally-goers from PWTC recite pledge to defend Islam

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined hundreds of Anti International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) rally-goers in reciting a pledge of "wala'" (loyalty) to defend the sanctity of Islam and Malay rights.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:19

ICERD protestors defy advice, bring children along

Despite advice from the police, many in the city centre here today brought their children along to attend the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) rally.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:10

Anti-ICERD rally-goers march to Dataran Merdeka

Participants of the anti-ICERD ‘thanksgiving’ rally have started to march from their assembly points towards Dataran Merdeka. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:07

Organisers of anti-Icerd (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination) rally have repeatedly remind the crowd to abide by the law and have a peaceful rally.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:06

Anti-ICERD rally: Crowds descend upon Masjid Jamek, Masjid Negara

One of the main gathering points for participants of the anti-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) rally today is the historic Masjid Jamek mosque at Jalan Tun Perak here. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Dec 08, 2018 @ 14:00

Moody’s A3 rating backs Malaysia’s strong monetary policy, says Guan Eng

The Finance Ministry welcomes Moody’s recent A3 rating for Malaysia’s domestic and foreign debt as a boost for the country although the firm has pointed out that pervasive corruption could undermine the government. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 12:30

Report: Unhappy university students to join anti-ICERD rally over PTPTN grouses

University students who are unhappy with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s proposed National Higher Education Fund Corporation’s (PTPTN) loan repayment scheme will be joining the anti-ICERD rally today, a report said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 12:23

Airspace and boundary claims should be resolved at negotiation table, Muhyiddin

The airspace and boundary claims between Singapore and Malaysia should be resolved at the negotiation table, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:52

Crowd builds up at Dataran Merdeka, ahead of 2pm anti-Icerd rally

A crowd is building up at Dataran Merdeka as of 11.30am on Saturday (Dec 8).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:50

Police estimate 5,000 people have converged in KL for anti-ICERD gathering

Police have estimated about 5,000 people are currently gathered in the city centre so far, ahead of the 2pm anti-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) “thanksgiving” rally. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:30

Businesses must move away from capital-labour to stay profitable: Gobind

Companies and businesses can no longer reap the same yields in the current digital revolution age as in previous decades if they continue to rely on capital-labour as productivity levers, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:30

Thousands converging at meeting points in KL hours ahead of ICERD rally start

Groups of people in white have already started to gather at pockets in the city, with at least 2,000 people at the corner fronting Sogo on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here at 10 am. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:23

DPM'S aide comes under fire over letter for hostel food catering bid

An aide to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has come under fire for issuing a letter about a catering contract to the Education Minister’s office. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:17

Anti-ICERD rally: Thousands gather at Sogo for march to Dataran Merdeka 

Thousands of demonstrators celebrating the government’s move against ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) have begun assembling at the Sogo shopping centre at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:02

Umno and PAS will not combine to form a party: Mohamad

Umno and PAS will not join forces to form a party, said Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:00

Report: 30,000 expected at anti-ICERD thanksgiving rally

Some 30,000 people are expected to join the anti-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) thanksgiving rally at Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur today, according to Malay daily, Berita Harian. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:58

Only seven of 66 temple riot suspects have come forward, says IGP

Only seven of the 66 individuals wanted by the police in connection with the fracas at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya have surrendered themselves. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:53

KDN gazettes order prohibiting ‘communist’ publication

The Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) has gazetted a prohibition order on the publication titled Album Gambar Sejarah Parti Komunis Malaya (1) which is found to be promoting the struggles of the communists. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:34

Decision to postpone Suhakam rally was based on concern for safety of Mahathir: IGP

The police had advised Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) to postpone its human rights day celebration, initially scheduled for today, fearing for the safety of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the public. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Dec 08, 2018 @ 09:40

PTPTN issue can drag Pakatan Harapan out of govt: Syed Saddiq

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPN) issue can cause Pakatan Harapan (PH) to be dragged out of governing the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 09:30

Mahathir prays for Icerd assembly to proceed smoothly

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) is praying for the assembly on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) in the federal capital today to proceed without any disturbance. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Dec 08, 2018 

‘Kapit to be linked with all of Sarawak by 2020’

Kapit will be connected with to the rest of Sarawak, once all the tar-sealed roads stretching from the district to Sibu have reached completion, most likely by 2020. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 08, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: Go ahead with the rally, but keep it calm

The government did not stop the anti-Icerd rally from going on today as doing so would go against democracy.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 08, 2018 @ 00:05

Singapore says no to Malaysia's proposal to cease assets

Singapore does not agree with Malaysia’s proposal for both countries to cease and desist from sending assets into the disputed waters, according to the republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. |Read more >|NST

 

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