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Dec 15

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 15, 2018 @ 22:00

Federal govt to meet state govts on Orang Asli grouses

The federal government will be holding discussions with state governments including related parties to resolve the problems faced by Orang Asli in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 15, 2018 @ 20:21

Part-time workers must ensure employers contributes to Socso

Employees including part-time workers must ensure their employers contribute towards Social Security Organisation (Socso), said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 15, 2018 @ 19:58

Closure of 34 1Malaysia clinics will have minimal impact on local communities: Dzulkefly

The Ministry of Health today explained that the decision to close 34 out of 347 1Malaysia Clinics (K1M) was made after taking into account that it would have a minimal impact on the local communities concerned. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Dec 15, 2018 @ 17:47

Children under 16 not allowed to work under new law says Kula

Under a new labour law, children aged 16 and below will not be allowed to work, says Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 15, 2018 @ 17:46

Ministry proposes 20 per cent deduction on foreign workers’ salaries

The Ministry of Human Resources has proposed for the employers to deduct 20 per cent of their foreign workers’ basic salaries. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Dec 15, 2018 @ 17:40

Education Ministry to establish public reading corners: Maszlee

The Ministry of Education plans to establish reading corners in public places such as petrol stations and restaurants in the country to spark a reading culture among the people. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 15, 2018 @ 16:53

Warisan against proposal to reinstate cabotage policy

Party Warisan Sabah is against the cabotage policy and its proposed reinstatement.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 15, 2018 @ 16:39

Temple task force lauds harmonious end to the land dispute

The Save Seafield Mariamman Task Force Team lauded the Attorney-General and One City Sdn Bhd for reaching an amicable solution on the land dispute. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 15, 2018 

State to adopt Finland’s afforestation model for enhanced sustainable forestry

Sarawak is studying the afforestation model used in Finland for sustainable forestry management, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 15, 2018 @ 16:22

'Be an Independent for 2 years first before joining PH'

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership is advised to not easily approve membership applications submitted by elected representatives who used to be with Umno or other parties. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Dec 15, 2018 @ 16:20

PTPTN to carry out a detailed study on loan repayment method says Wan Saiful

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will carry out a detailed study to identify the best method to address the issue of repayment of education loan as directed by the Cabinet. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Dec 15, 2018 @ 15:39

EC: Cameron Highlands by-election to be held within 60 days

The Election Commission (EC) confirms that a by-election will be held to fill the Cameron Highlands parliament seat within 60 days (by Feb 13).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Dec 15, 2018 @ 15:00

HR Ministry unit to hold job fairs in rural areas next year

The Manpower Department will conduct job fairs in the rural areas next year to open these to wider audiences, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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

Minister: Egg price spike due to bird flu hitting poultry industry

The sudden increase in the price of eggs was caused by disruptions in supply as a result of avian flu, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 15, 2018 @ 13:32

Selangor seeks return of land, compensation over temple issue

The Selangor state government has asked the management of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ25 near Subang Jaya to return a piece of land and compensation money in keeping with a comprehensive settlement that is being worked out to solve the temple relocation issue. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Dec 15, 2018 @ 13:08

Mahfuz: Approval needed before hiring underage workers

It is compulsory for employers to obtain permission from the Labour Department should they want to hire underage workers, Human Resource deputy minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 15, 2018 @ 13:03

No more ministers’ special haj quota

The giving away of some of the haj quota to ministers and Members of Parliament and letters of support have been stopped, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 15, 2018 @ 12:43

Mobile court helps to solve villagers' issues

The long journey for villagers from Kampung Abuan and Waigon to go to town for the purpose of registering their children's births has been cut short with the recent mobile court services being offered.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 15, 2018 @ 12:10

Community clinics to be enhanced at PPR flats

Community clinics will be enhanced at People’s Housing Project (PPR) flats to serve lower income groups, says Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoH Dec 15, 2018 @ 11:28

Security company responsible for paying guards’ salaries: Health Minister

The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) today informed that all salary payments for security guards at the Putrajaya Hospital were under the purview of a security company. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 15, 2018 @ 11:00

PPBM says will take all comers, apply usual screening

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said PPBM will not reject membership applications based purely on the person’s former affiliations, amid an ongoing stream of departures from natural rival Umno. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 15, 2018 @ 10:42

Special act for senior citizens to be tabled: DPM

Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said a special Act for senior citizens will be drafted in the near future to protect the welfare and basic rights of the group. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Dec 15, 2018 @ 10:35

Mindef receives RM15.37 billion allocation for next year

The budget allocation for the Defence Ministry (Mindef) has been increased to RM15.37 billion for next year after receiving additional RM1.45 billion for its operating expenditure (OE) from the Finance Ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 15, 2018 @ 09:55

No overlap in terms of jurisdiction of power after MTSB is established

There would be no overlap in terms of jurisdiction of power, once the Malaysian Transport Safety Board (MTSB) is established.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Logging Dec 15, 2018 @ 07:00

Probe on rampant logging in Kedah

Suspicious logging activity in Kedah, including within a forest reserve, has triggered a renewed investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis­sion (MACC) nearly a year after an initial probe came to naught.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 15, 2018 @ 07:00

PM: Quit your party first before joining Bersatu

The acceptance of ex-Umno lawmakers and leaders from Sabah into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is not based on their past political affiliation, says its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 15, 2018 

NCR survey now focused on individual lots, says DCM

The Sarawak government is now focused on surveying individual Native Customary Rights (NCR) land lots, as the perimeter surveying continues. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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Dec 14

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 14, 2018 @ 22:00

Energy Commission: No electricity surcharge on domestic peninsular users

No electricity surcharge will be levied on domestic users in Peninsular Malaysia from January 1 to June 30, 2019, although the government agreed to continue implementing the imbalance cost pass-through (ICPT) mechanism during this period, says the Energy Commission (EC).​ |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:42

Amanah opens door to ex-Umno leaders, members

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) is ready to open its door to any former Umno leaders and members if they are interested in joining the party, says its president Mohamad Sabu. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:41

Mahathir defends stand on accepting former Umno members

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended his stand on accepting former Umno members into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:51

Dr M on his pol sec: Let us wait and see

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised the public to wait for further development concerning a graft case implicating his political secretary Muhammad Zahid Md. Arip. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 14, 2018 @ 17:03

Anifah to form new Sabah party

Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is set to form a new Sabah-based party with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) at the forefront of its struggle. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 14, 2018 @ 17:00

Finally, solution in sight for Seafield temple land dispute

The impasse over the relocation of Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in Seafield, which resulted in a riot last month, may finally be resolved following a meeting between lawyers of the parties involved and Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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

Applications from the opposition to be discussed within party members and PH: Mat Sabu

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will discuss with its members and Pakatan Harapan (PH) should the party received applications from the opposition members, its president Mohamad Sabu said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 14, 2018 @ 16:21

Six Umno MPs leave the party

They are Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (Larut), Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (Tanah Merah), Datuk Mohamad Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Sabak Bernam). The other three are Datuk Rosol Wahid (Hulu Terengganu) Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad (Mersing) and Tasik Gelugor MP Datuk Shahbudin Yahya. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 14, 2018 @ 15:05

All Government buildings to have fire certificates from 2019

All government buildings nationwide have been required to get a fire certificate (FC) from the Fire and Rescue Department starting from January, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 14, 2018 @ 14:30

Minister pledges flood aid to farmers

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will allocate funds to assist farmers affected by the current rainy season, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 14, 2018 @ 14:00

No prohibition on religious speakers appearing on radio, TV

The Prime Minister’s Department has never prohibited several religious speakers from appearing on radio and television as alleged by a viral message on social media, it was stated today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 14, 2018 @ 13:54

Khairy calls for immediate party election for a new Umno leader

Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has called for an “immediate” party election for a new leadership. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 14, 2018 @ 13:10

Zahid faces additional CBT charge involving RM10m

UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged in the sessions court here today with an additional count for criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving RM10 million belonging to Akalbudi Foundation three years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 14, 2018 @ 12:30

Amanah welcomes ex-Umno MPs

Amanah said today that they were ready to accept any Sabah MPs who left Umno recently, amid rumours of former Umno lawmakers moving towards Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) or PKR. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Dec 14, 2018 @ 11:25

PTPTN needs time to review study loan repayment method

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) needs between six and 12 months to review the implementation of the new repayment method for study loans.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Dec 14, 2018 @ 09:05

Hotel purchase: Isa expected to face one CBT charge and nine corruption charges

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad is expected to be charged with one count of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and nine counts of corruption charges, involving about RM3 million, in connection with a hotel purchase in Kuching, Sarawak, by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 14, 2018 @ 08:30

Amanah still struggling for footing ahead of convention

By all accounts, Amanah profited richly from the 14th general election; almost all of its 11 MPs are in the government and the party can count five ministers and four deputy ministers in its stable. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 14, 2018 @ 07:00

Loke: Let experts resolve ILS issue

Technical experts from Malaysia and Singapore should be given room to resolve the dispute of the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Seletar Airport, said Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Projects Dec 14, 2018 @ 07:00

Prime industrial park for Negri

A 1,135ha hi-tech industrial park is the first of six “heartbeat” projects identified under the restructured Malaysia Vision Valley (MVV) 2.0 development to be carried out in the 153,411ha new growth area spanning from Seremban to Port Dickson.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 14, 2018 @ 00:41

Government urged to enact anti-party hopping law

A senator today urged the government to enact an anti-party hopping law to ensure the loyalty and integrity of elected representatives. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus Dec 14, 2018 @ 00:39

Bersatu yet to make final decision on ex-Umno leaders

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has yet to make a final decision on whether to accept or reject former Sabah Umno leaders who quit their party yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Exodus | Dec 14, 2018 

Warisan open to accepting Independent reps — Mohd Shafie

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said his party was open to accepting Independent elected representatives as members, however, they should do so without any pre-conditions. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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Dec 13

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Dec 13, 2018 @ 22:30

Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance, says human resources minister

Sarawak has agreed on principle to a proposal to amend the Sarawak Labour Ordinance to ensure the uniformity of the implementation of labour laws in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Dec 13, 2018 @ 21:45

Taxi drivers, e-hailing services to be covered under Socso next year

All 100,000 taxi drivers and e-hailing services nationwide are targeted to be covered under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) from next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Dec 13, 2018 @ 20:19

Msia pushes reading nation aspiration under National Reading Decade programme

The Education Ministry has a long to-do list to promote reading culture in Malaysia under the 10-year National Reading Decade (DMK) 2021-2030 programme. |Read more > |NS T

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Exodus to PH Dec 13, 2018 @ 20:30

Anwar: Pre-emptive to say Umno defectors joining PPBM, they met PKR as well

It is pre-emptive to assume that the Umno members who left their party will be joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 13, 2018 @ 18:36

945 metric tonne of food surplus saved in pilot project

A total of 945 metric tonne of surplus food was saved by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) through i Food Bank Malaysia program. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec 13, 2018 @ 18:29

Rafizi may be re-appointed as PKR vice-president

Mohd Rafizi Ramli (pix) may be re-appointed as PKR vice-president to fill one of the appointed posts in the party’s top leadership line-up for the 2018-2021 term. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 13, 2018 @ 18:17

Sarawak approves RM30 million for houses of worship

Sarawak government has approved RM30 million allocation to assist in the construction and repair of houses of worship in the state.​|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Immigration Dec 13, 2018 @ 17:28

Immigration to deport illegal immigrants to prevent congestion at detention depots

The Immigration Department is in the process of deporting and prosecuting illegal immigrants in the country to prevent congestion at immigration depots. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Dec 13, 2018 @ 16:34

Transport ministry ready to mediate in MAHB-AirAsia dispute

The Transport Ministry is prepared to mediate in the passenger service charge (PSC) dispute between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and the AirAsia group to de-escalate tensions, said its minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 13, 2018 @ 16:30

Nazri says will back Anwar as PM in exchange for not dissolving Umno

Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today he will support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister on condition that the PKR president does not deregister Umno and returns full allocations to its lawmakers. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 13, 2018 @ 16:08

Sabah to raise issue of additional state seats at next Parliament sitting

Sabah government will bring the issue on 13 additional state constituency seats during next parliament sitting, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Dec 13, 2018 @ 14:28

Two-term limit for Sabah governor removed despite objections

The two-term limit for the Sabah Yang DiPertua Negeri (TYT) post was lifted at a special state assembly sitting Thursday (Dec 13) amid opposition objections.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt  Dec 13, 2018 @ 12:59

MYCC investigates price hike of chicken eggs

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) said it is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Exodus to PH Dec 13, 2018 @ 12:56

Ex-Puteri Umno chief Mas Ermieyati joins Bersatu

Former Puteri Umno chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (pic) is the latest addition into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Exodus to PH Dec 13, 2018 @ 12:51

Ramkarpal: Umno reps switching allegiance to Dr M is a ‘dangerous development’

Ramkarpal Singh Deo regards Umno representatives switching allegiance to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a “dangerous development” because it goes completely against the will of Malaysians who convincingly voted out the Barisan Nasional government in GE14.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia |  Opposition Exodus to PH  Dec 13, 2018 @ 12:47

Kadir: Viral photo of Tun M meeting Tok Mat and four Umno leaders genuine

Datuk A. Kadir Jasin wondered whether a viral photo of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan and four senior party leaders is an attempt to weasel out of ongoing corruption cases. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 13, 2018 @ 12:40

Saying 30,200 spots insufficient, minister asks Saudi to raise Malaysia’s Haj quota

Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa today implored Saudi Arabia to increase the entry quota for Malaysian Muslims to perform their mandatory pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA  Dec 13, 2018 @ 11:58

Isa at MACC headquarters, expected to be charged tomorrow

Tan Sri Isa Samad has arrived at the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya to have his statement recorded over the purchase of a hotel in Kuching by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Immigration Dec 13, 2018 @ 10:04

Deputy Home Minister: No more regular legalisation for illegals

The Home Ministry will no longer undertake the legalisation of illegal immigrant workers on a regular basis. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 13, 2018 @ 09:08

More to leave Umno

Expect more Umno lawmakers and grassroots members to announce their departure from trouble-ridden Umno in the next few days. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 13, 2018 @ 07:00

Pakatan inches closer to majority

The recent wave of Umno lawmakers quitting the party is seen as a step towards Pakatan Harapan realising a two-thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat. This will give the ruling coalition much-needed strength to initiate institutional reforms.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 13, 2018 @ 00:58

BN to propose name of new PAC chairman: Zahid

Barisan Nasional (BN) will propose another candidate to replace Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee following the move by the leader from Sabah to quit Umno today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Dec 13, 2018 

Focus of waste management lies in wastage reduction, not recycling – CM

The focus of waste management lies in wastage reduction and not recycling, said Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELCRA Dec 13, 2018 @ 00:30

Felcra lodges MACC report over alleged discrepancies in the audit report

The Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) Berhad has filed a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after discovering several doubtful findings in its audit report. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 13, 2018 @ 00:20

ILS: Singapore needs both northerly, southerly approaches

Singapore would need to put in place instrument flight procedures for both the northerly and southerly approaches into Seletar Airport, according to Singapore Ministry of Transport (MOT). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Exodus to PH | Dec 13, 2018 

The need to see Sabah’s development, growth among reasons why we leave – Salleh

Former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said the need to see Sabah’s development and growth was among reasons why he and fellow Umno Sabah leaders chose to leave the party. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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Dec 12

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 12, 2018 @ 22:24

New operating hours for UTCs from Jan 1

Starting January 1 next year, Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) facilities nationwide will have new operating hours.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 12, 2018 @ 19:00

Penang govt still hoping for local elections to be held, says chief minister

The Penang government will continue to champion the implementation of local government elections in efforts to further improve democracy in the administration.|Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 12, 2018 @ 17:45

Last man standing, Bung Moktar becomes new Sabah Umno chief

Umno appointed its sole remaining Sabah federal lawmaker, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin, as the state's liaison committee chairman today, after the party was gutted by an exodus of its other state parliamentarians and assemblymen. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 12, 2018 @ 17:08

TH plans to put a cap on depositor’s fund level

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is looking to put a cap on each depositor’s fund in the future as one of the measures to reduce government’s liability and exposure towards the depositors. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 12, 2018 @ 17:00

Singapore: MOT’s explainer video ‘good’ but ‘inaccurate’

Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan today praised the video by his Malaysian counterpart explaining the reason why Putrajaya is resolute in opposing its Seletar Airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS). |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Dec 12, 2018 

14 Umno Sabah reps leave party

Signs could be pointing to the death of Umno Sabah as nine of its assemblymen and five of its Member of Parliaments (MPs) have left the party, with immediate effect. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 12, 2018 @ 16:57

Ministry of Transport says no to Singapore's suggestion to publish discussions on airspace dispute

It is a matter of principle not to release correspondence between parties to address media queries and get public support, the Malaysian Ministry of Transport (MOT) stated.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 12, 2018 @ 16:49

ILS for Runway 03 is the answer to resolve Seletar Airport issue

The Transport Ministry today has expressed its sincere appreciation to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for its commitment to develop the instrument flight procedures for Runway 03 within Singapore’s sovereign airspace. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 12, 2018 @ 16:41

Former TH heavy engineering CEO ordered to enter defence on CBT, money laundering

A former chief executive officer of a Tabung Haji associate company, TH Heavy Engineering Bhd was ordered by the Sessions Court here today to enter his defence on five criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges and four charges for money laundering.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 12, 2018 @ 16:09

Penang extends grace period for pig farm upgrade until end of 2019

Pig farms in Penang have until the end of 2019 to be upgraded to closed-house farming systems without the need to apply for planning permission, state exco member Dr Afif Bahardin said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 12, 2018 @ 16:00

Ku Nan charged once again for accepting bribes

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (pic) has been charged for accepting RM2mil from a property developer in his capacity as the Federal Territories Minister at the time over the land deals involving Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 12, 2018 @ 15:10

BN decides not to appeal EC decision, paves way for Cameron Highlands by-election

The decision by Barisan Nasional not to appeal the Election Court’s decision to nullify its victory in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat will pave the way for by-election to be held.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 12, 2018 @ 14:20

Court rejects Najib’s bid to pay RM500,000 bail in instalments

The Sessions Court here today rejected former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s request to pay in instalments the RM500,000 bail imposed on him in the case over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 12, 2018 @ 14:02

Loke explains why Malaysia is against Singapore's ILS

If Singapore goes ahead with its plan to use the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at its Seletar Airport, it will not only affect Pasir Gudang but also up north to Ayer Tawar and almost to Kota Tinggi. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Dec 12, 2018 @ 13:32

Dr Lee Boon Chye: 1Malaysia clinics cost an average of RM18 per patient in 2017

About 6.59mil people sought treatment from 347 1Malaysia clinics all over the country last year, says the Health Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:00

Why were Najib, Arul charged with manipulating the final audit report on 1MDB?

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy were charged today over the tampering of the 2016 federal audit report on the state investment firm, but what landed them in the dock? |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 12, 2018 @ 10:03

Arul Kanda charged in court over 1MDB audit tempering

MDB’s former president and CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy claimed trial to the sessions court for tampering auditor general’s report into 1MDB.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 12, 2018 @ 10:00

The Johor-Singapore airspace conflict: Why Malaysia is standing firm

Transport Minister Anthony Loke posted a short video on his Facebook page last night explaining Malaysia’s move to reclaim its southern airspace over Johor and its objection to the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Singapore’s Seletar Airport. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seletar Dec 12, 2018 @ 08:58

Seletar Airport flight path poses threat to chlorine plants in Pasir Gudang

A disaster may be waiting to happen, with thousands of lives at risk, if Singapore proceeds to use the disputed Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedures for its Seletar Airport, that involves an approach-for-landing flight path that encroaches into Malaysian airspace. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Smuggling Dec 12, 2018 @ 07:00

Customs Department taking steps to tighten rules involving illegal smuggling

Sundry shops caught selling even one carton of contraband cigarettes will face a minimum fine of RM100,000 under laws that will come into effect soon as the Customs Department tightens rules involving illegal smuggling.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 12, 2018 @ 07:00

Over a million workers to benefit from HRDF funds

Some RM900mil from the Human Resources Deve­lop­ment Fund (HRDF) will be used to train workers next year, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Dec 12, 2018 

Special session of State Assembly to amend Sabah constitution

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said yesterday the special session of the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday will debate four bills, one of which is a proposed amendment to the state constitution. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 12, 2018 @ 00:53

Investigations on TH only if there is a basis to do so: MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will only begin investigation into the Tabung Haji (TH) case if there is a basis to do so, said its chief commissioner, Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdul. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 12, 2018 @ 00:49

Perak to discuss with federal govt on Penang’s plan to buy its raw water

The state Perak government will discuss with the federal government on Penang’s request to buy raw water from the silver state. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 12, 2018 @ 00:45

Dewan Rakyat adjourns, reform agenda implemented: Speaker

The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close yesterday after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 12, 2018 @ 00:43

No spike in withdrawals from Tabung Haji: Zukri

There was no spike in withdrawals from Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) amid the commencement of the TH rehabilitation and restructuring plan, said Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Zukri Samat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 12, 2018 @ 00:23

Ernst & Young says it's not the auditor of TH, didn't review the income statement

Ernst & Young (EY) said it is not the auditor of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) and has not issued any “audit report” in respect of the financial statements of TH. |Read more >|NST

 

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Dec 11

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Smuggling Dec 11, 2018 @ 23:30

Customs D-G: Heavier penalties for contraband fags, liquor offences

Traders and syndicates of smuggled cigarettes and liquor will face stiffer penalties after amendments on Section 135 of the Customs Act 1976 and Section 74 of the Excise Act 1976 were passed at Dewan Rakyat yesterday.​ |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 11, 2018 @ 21:44

Guidelines on overseas working visits for local authorities being drafted - Zuraida

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will draw up guidelines for the overseas working visit of local authorities beginning next year to ensure there is no waste of time or money. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 21:30

Minister says Sarawak DCM misinterpreted land code proposal

Federal Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar today said his suggestion for the land codes of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak to be assembled into a single document has been wrongly interpreted. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 11, 2018 @ 19:32

MACC probing Sivarraajh for corruption

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating and gathering evidence on Cameron Highlands member of parliament Datuk C. Sivarraajh’s alleged corrupt practices. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 19:25

Speaker praises MPs for show of commitment in Parliament

Lawmakers' commitment in upholding the Parliament institution has led to the strengthening of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and birth of a parliamentary caucus on reform and governance among others, Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Anti-ICERD Rally Dec 11, 2018 @ 19:00

After anti-ICERD rally, Dr M says demonstrations alone not enough to topple govt

Demonstrations can never topple a democratically elected government, said  Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 11, 2018 @ 18:31

Customs Dept to set up internal investigations branch to probe abuse of power, graft

The Customs Department has set up an internal investigations branch to handle any cases of abuse of power or corruption within its ranks. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:48

Negri Sembilan to get RM900mil solar energy plant

A RM900mil solar energy facility will be built in Negri Sembilan as part of the state administration's initiative to promote the use of renewable energy.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:42

Tok Pa: Special Parliamentary Committee on the budget to begin work mid-Jan

The Special Parliamentary Select Committee on the Budget is a first for the Malaysian Parliament, says Jeli MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:29

Muhyiddin: Do more for Malays, Bumiputeras

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin believes that more should be done for the Malays and Bumiputeras on the heels of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) victory in the 14th General Election (GE14). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:20

Give Monsoon Season Aid to rubber tappers, Opposition tells government

Opposition lawmakers today urged the government to pay out the Monsoon Season Aid, as announced in the 2018 Budget, to smallholders and rubber tappers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:15

RCI best way to probe alleged financial misconduct in Tabung Haji, says Khaled Nordin

Umno vice-president Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin today backed the call by his party’s deputy president to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to probe the alleged financial misappropriation in Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH). |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:05

Transport Act amended, now local authorities can remove abandoned vehicles

Local authorities will now find it easy to remove abandoned vehicles within townships and cities nationwide following amendments to the Transport Act 1987. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:00

Tabung Haji chief: We had to be sure before exposing financial misconduct

Lembaga Tabung Haji only now reported the alleged financial misconducts tracing back to 2014 as the new management needed time to verify their existence, said Datuk Seri Zukri Samat.|Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 16:57

SPV under MoF to take over RM19.9bil underperforming assets from Tabung Haji

LA Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the Finance Ministry will take over an estimated RM19.9bil worth of Tabung Haji's (TH) underperforming assets, says its chief executive officer and managing director Datuk Seri Zukri Samat.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 16:29

Majority of teachers requesting transfer come from Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan

Teachers from Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan make up the majority requesting a transfer from schools in East Malaysia back to West Malaysia, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik informed Parliament today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Law Dec 11, 2018 @ 16:07

Bill tabled to allow disabled to sue for loss of dependency

A bill to amend the Civil Law Act 1956 has been tabled to allow disabled individuals to sue for damages over loss of dependency following the death of those who had looked after them. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 16:02

New MPN will be free of political influence

The government will revive the National Professor’s Council (MPN) as a new body that is truly independent of political influence to help the government build the nation. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 16:00

Law minister: Unilateral conversion clause unnecessary with Indira Gandhi case

The government need not reintroduce the controversial Section 88A of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (LRA), Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. |Read more > |Malaymail 

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Dec 11

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 15:55

Azeez denies TH breached Tabung Haji Act

Former Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim has denied allegations that its previous management had breached the Tabung Haji Act 1995 in distributing hibah (dividends). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 15:30

Khalid Samad moots starting third vote in Shah Alam

Bringing back the third vote could begin in Shah Alam, the Malay-majority capital of Selangor, its MP Khalid Samad said today amid fears of a racial imbalance in local councils that could lead to tensions.|Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 11, 2018 @ 14:58

Motion to refer deputy minister to Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee rejected

A Barisan Nasional lawmaker's motion to refer a deputy minister to the Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee was rejected.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 14:33

Bank Negara first raised alarm about Tabung Haji's finances in 2015

Bank Negara (BNM) had raised the alarm about the state of Tabung Haji’s finances in late 2015 to then-Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul:P Kukup Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:57

Muhyiddin appeals to Johor Sultanate to return status of Pulau Kukup

The status of a national park and Sultanate land is not the same and the Johor sultanate should revert it to ensure Pulau Kukup remain as it is, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:45

Former Tabung Haji chair claims rival report ignored by the minister

Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim accused Minister Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa of disregarding an audit of Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) assets that contradicted the latter’s claim the pilgrims’ fund was missing RM4 billion. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:41

Education Ministry in the midst of reviewing 1BestariNet effectiveness

The Education Ministry is carrying out a review on the effectiveness of 1BestariNet which provides internet access to schools, especially in rural areas. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: P Kukup Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:35

Muhyiddin distressed by Pulau Kukup’s loss of protected status

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he was angered by the discovery of Pulau Kukup’s degazettement as a protected national park. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:34

Mahathir throws out B20 biodiesel challenge

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has challenged Malaysia to emulate Indonesia’s move to introduce a higher biodiesel mandate — the B20 biodiesel fuel — by 2020 and become the world’s top biodiesel-producing country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:18

10,190 schools equipped with internet access: Maszlee

The Education Ministry has equipped 10,190 schools in the country with internet access, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:16

Poor market conditions to blame for LTAT subpar returns

The less than stellar returns of the Armed Forces Superannuation Fund Board’s (LTAT) investments over a three-year-period since 2015 was due to the uncertain condition of the local stock market, says the Defence Ministry. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 13:00

Government agrees to reinstate National Professor’s Council

The government has plans to reinstate the disbanded National Professor’s Council (MPN), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin told the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Dec 11, 2018 @ 12:47

Fate of controversial RM4bil 1BestariNet school project to be known by Jan says Maszlee

The Education Ministry will soon decide on whether to continue with the 1BestariNet programme in schools said, Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 11, 2018 @ 12:00

Crossover rumours rock ‘sinking’ Sabah Umno

Sabah Umno appears to be on shaky ground with the latest rumour that four out of its six remaining MPs may quit today and either join or align themselves with the new ruling coalition.|Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Dec 11, 2018 

S’wak set to achieve 97 pct electricity coverage by 2020

Sarawak is well on its way to achieve 97 per cent electricity coverage by 2020 with the RM2.37 billion special allocation in the State Budget 2019. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 11, 2018 @ 11:17

MACC arrests Arul Kanda over 1MDB – related case

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abd Razak and 1MDB’s former president and CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy will be charged in the sessions court tomorrow morning. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 11, 2018 @ 07:00

Minister: Highland Towers demolition deferred for better safety checks

The demolition of the two remaining Highland Towers blocks has been delayed to allow further study of the structures, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin clarified yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 07:00

Tabung Haji at risk of a ‘bank run’, a report reveals

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) gave returns for deposits as high as 8.25%, a move which also turned out to be a reason for its poor financial state of affairs.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 07:00

TH distributing dividends illegally since 2014, says Mujahid

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has been illegally distributing hibah (dividends) to its depositors since 2014, the government revealed.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 11, 2018 @ 07:00

PwC: TH didn’t make impairment on the decline in investments’ value

Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (TH) 2017 financial statements have been overstated mainly because the pilgrims' fund did not make impairments on the significant decline in value of its investments, a review of its financial position shows.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR | Dec 11, 2018 

May be change in Sabah PKR leadership – Anwar

There may be a change in the Sabah Par