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ANM in the News Archive December 11 - 15,  2019

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December 15, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 152019 @ 18:00

Not necessary for immunisation to be made compulsory

There is no necessity to make vaccination programmes compulsory, following the re-emergence of polio in Sabah.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 152019 @ 18:00

Cost of buying vaccines for foreigners to be announced soon

The cost of purchasing a supply of vaccines to be given to foreigners will be announced soon, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Dec 152019 @ 16:00

Guan Eng: No need for probe into singing of 'Negaraku' in Mandarin

There is no need for a police investigation into the video clip showing pupils singing Negaraku in Mandarin, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red  flags: LTTE Dec 152019 @ 16:30

Johor allocates RM1.1mil to aid flood victims

The Johor government has allocated RM1.1mil to help those affected by the flood.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Dec 152019 @ 15:30

With eye on GE15, Guan Eng tells Pakatan to win critics with compassion instead of more hate

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng called on his Pakatan Harapan (PH) partners to stop quarrelling and work on delivering the remaining Election 2018 promises by next year to be re-elected.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Dec 152019 @ 15:30

Guan Eng: Don't question transfer of power from Tun M to Anwar

DAP has cautioned its members against wasting their precious time questioning the inevitable transfer of power from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 152019 @ 15:30

Dentists urge govt to revamp private Healthcare Act

The Malaysian Dental Association wants the government to revamp the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act (PHFSA).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Dec 152019 @ 15:00

Minister unhappy with condition of Miri-Sibu segment of Pan Borneo Highway

Works Minister Baru Bian has expressed dissatisfaction with the construction work for Miri-Sibu segment of the Pan Borneo Highway project, saying contractors need to improve the quality of the road.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 15, 2019 

CM: Set up task force to speed up perimeter survey for NCR land

Local community leaders are advised to set up a task force or committee to work together with the Betong District Office and the Land and Survey Department to speed up the perimeter survey for Native Customary Rights (NCR) land under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 152019 @ 14:00

Want to keep your mind sharp? Read newspapers every day, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised Malaysians to read newspapers every day to help keep the mind active.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Sabah Temporary Pass Dec 152019 @ 14:00

'Black Sunday' gathering in KK fizzles due to low turnout

A gathering to protest against the implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass received a lukewarm response from the public here, today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 152019 @ 14:00

All young children in Sabah to be given extra polio immunisation

All children aged 5 and below in Sabah will receive additional immunisation to prevent the spread of the polio virus which emerged in the state, recently.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Dec 152019 @ 13:00

Second reading of IPCMC deferred

THE second reading of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill has been postponed to the next Dewan Rakyat meeting, indicating another stumbling block to the establishment of IPCMC.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red  flags: LTTE Dec 152019 @ 12:30

Detainees allegedly linked to LTTE should be given a fair trial, says Johor exco member

A Johor executive councillor has called upon the authorities to hold a fair trial for the 12 people arrested for alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 152019 @ 11:00

TH to focus on strategic investments

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) will give focus to strategic investments that are capable of yielding more stable returns for its depositors.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 152019 @ 11:00

Tabung Haji to focus on six areas including governance, operational efficiency

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has set its focus on six areas with emphasis to be given to governance and operational efficiency in efforts to strengthen the Islamic institution for future prospects.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 152019 @ 10:30

Make vaccinations mandatory, Academy of Medicine Malaysia tells Health Ministry after polio returns

The Academy of Medicine Malaysia wants the Health Ministry to make vaccinations mandatory, adding that sanctions should be imposed for unreasonable non-compliance.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 152019 @ 10:00

Lack of knowledge cause of smallholders not getting MSPO

A lack of knowledge about the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) is among the main reasons why private smallholders in Perak are not getting certification.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 15, 2019 @ 09:30

Places of worship can act as community support centres: Yeoh

Places of worship can play a role as a support community centre to help those in need, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 152019 @ 07:00

Hannah Yeoh: Putrajaya will need two years to set up Children Dept

The setting up of the proposed Children Department is expected to take a minimum of two years, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 152019 @ 07:00

Debt there be light

Business was bad last year for 30-year-old Alicia*. It came to the point where she was not paid for more than eight months as she earned on commission without a basic salary.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 152019 @ 07:00

Continuous oppression of TAR UC

Lim Guan Eng has been “abusing his power” as the Finance Minister to suppress Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and MCA since November 2018, according to MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 152019 @ 07:00

What causes the penny pinch?

Despite Malaysia’s low inflation rate, many still struggle to get by. Why is this so? The World Bank’s latest Malaysia Economic Monitor report highlights areas that may contribute to our high cost of living.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 152019 @ 07:00

Call to overhaul national service

If the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) is to be revived, the defunct model cannot be brought back and its programme must be re-evaluated, say stakeholders.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC Dec 152019 @ 07:00

Yeo: Malaysia must break away from middle-income trap

Science and technology will be the answer to Malaysia breaking away from the “middle-income trap”, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 15, 2019 

‘Sarawak can demand from Petronas’

Sarawak has contributed immensely to the success of Petroliam National Bhd (Petronas) over the years and thus, it is only fair for the national petroleum corporation to pay the state-imposed five per cent sales tax.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Sabah Temporary Pass Dec 152019

Azis questions organisers if they understand Black Sunday protest

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman is questioning the groups who plan to organise the PSS Black Sunday protest if they actually understand what are they protesting about.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 15, 2019 

Rocky path ahead in MA63 talk

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali said the negotiations on matters related to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is still ongoing and nothing is conclusive yet.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 15, 2019 

All must get involved in fighting drug menace – CM

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said an effort to solve drug related problems in the country must be carried out through engagement and involved all relevant parties.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 14, 2019

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 142019 @ 23:00

Wee: TAR UC to keep fees low despite lack of govt funding

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) will continue to help students from low-income families and keep its fees low despite the lack of funding from the Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Dec 142019 @ 22:00

Dr M reiterates plan to step down after resolving problems left by previous govt

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that he would step down as the prime minister after resolving problems left by the previous government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Child safety seats Dec 142019 @ 22:00

Child safety seats: Enforcement action after six months, says minister

Enforcement action on child safety seats (CRS) in private cars will only be carried out six months after the implementation of the ruling, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Dec 142019 @ 18:30

Malaysia improves Global Food Security Index ranking

Malaysia has jumped to the 28th rung in Global Food Security Index (GFSI) this year compared to the 48th position in 2018.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Dec 142019 @ 16:30

Retrenched Media Prima staff urged to seek help from Socso

Media Prima Bhd (MPB) employees who are included in the group’s retrenchment exercise are encouraged to contact the Social Security Organisation (Socso) for coverage in the Employment Insurance Scheme (SIP).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Dec 142019 @ 16:30

YPM allocates RM3.2m for Back to School 2020

Yayasan Pelajaran Majlis Amanah Rakyat (YPM) has allocated RM3.2 million for the Back to School 2020 programme @ KPLB for next year’s school session.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 142019 @ 16:00

Malaysia to work with Philippines, Unicef to ensure migrants are vaccinated

Malaysia will work with the Philippines and Unicef to look for ways to ensure that Filipino migrants, particularly the undocumented ones, are vaccinated.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 142019 @ 16:00

Bill on setting up of Sabah Energy Commission to be tabled in March 2020

A Bill to set up the Sabah State Energy Commission is expected to be presented sometime in March next year as a precursor to the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) takeover plans.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 142019 @ 15:30

Health Ministry prepared to study proposal to fix medicine prices, pharmaceutical supplies

The Ministry of Health (KKM) is prepared to scrutinise the proposal to fix a benchmark for the prices of medicine and pharmaceutical supplies in the future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Dec 142019 @ 15:30

Tun M suggests he could stay in office beyond 2020

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad suggested on Saturday he may seek to stay in power after 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 142019 @ 14:00

AFPM: National Immunisation Programme must be made mandatory

The Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (AFPM) today jumped on the bandwagon of medical experts calling for the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) to be made mandatory.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 142019 @ 13:30

Zuraida tells PKR to ignore ‘mosquito’ groups after several call for her head

PKR vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin criticised outsiders including non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for commenting on her party’s affairs.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 142019 @ 13:30

RM20mil allocation for flood mitigation plans to be carried out next year

The RM20mil federal allocation for flood mitigation initiatives in flood-prone areas in Membakut and the surrounding areas will be rolled out by the government starting next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 142019 @ 13:00

Sarawak minister says state won’t buy Petronas assets

The Sarawak government will not consider buying stakes in Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas) assets in the state’s territorial waters, Law, State-Relations and Projects Monitoring Assistant Minister Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali said last night.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 142019 @ 12:30

CAP says 'no' to new PDP agreement with SRS Consortium

The state’s ambitious RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) continues to generate controversy with the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) telling the state government not to sign the new Project Delivery Partner (PDP) agreement with SRS Consortium.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 142019 @ 12:00

Stop twisting facts, MCA can't touch money or interests of TARC fund, says Yew

The money and the interest gained by the TARC Education Foundation (TEF) saved in bank accounts are only for TAR UC's operations and cannot be used by MCA in any way, said Datuk Seri Yew Teong Look.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 142019 @ 09:30

Sabah Umno to field candidate in Kimanis by-election

Sabah UMNO has confirmed that it will field a candidate in the upcoming Kimanis parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 142019 @ 07:30

Taxi drivers must transform and adopt latest technologies: Loke

Taxi drivers in the country must transform and adopt the latest technology in providing services to enable them to compete with e-hailing service providers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 142019 @ 07:00

Penang Airport expansion works to begin in March next year

Construction works for the expansion of the Penang International Airport (PIA) will begin in March next year and are expected to be completed in 2024, said state Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 142019 @ 07:00

In 2019, one Sabah village finally gets water on tap

Pitas in Sabah is the northernmost tip of Borneo after Kudat. To the world, its geographical location is likely its only claim to fame.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Dec 142019 @ 07:00

MCA membership up by 2,739

MCA has seen an influx of new members – including youths and professionals – since the 14th General Election, says Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 142019 @ 07:00

Court allows govt to take possession of foundation’s funds

The Government has taken possession of RM407,011.46 in the bank account of Yayasan Penyelidikan Transformasi, which were frozen in connection with efforts to recover money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 142019 @ 07:00

14,000 teachers marked for Pro-ELT programme

The Education Ministry has identified 14,000 teachers for the Professional Up-skilling of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 14, 2019 

Many dilapidated schools in Sarawak yet to be repaired

There are still many dilapidated schools in Sarawak yet to be repaired and upgraded, contrary to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik’s claim that his ministry has completed 90 per cent, or 452, of the 534 projects meant to repair dilapidated schools nationwide this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 142019 @ 07:00

A step closer to better human rights

The Education Ministry has identified 14,000 teachers for the Professional Up-skilling of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 142019 @ 07:00

‘The right direction, but it is just the first step’

Lawmakers critical of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 welcomed the Attorney General’s (AG) decision to not appeal against a High Court decision ruling Section 13 of the Act as “unconstitutional”, but are still pushing for Pakatan Harapan to fulfil its pledge to abolish draconian laws.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 14, 2019 

No offer so far on selling stakes in Petronas to state govt, says Abang Johari

There has been no offer so far from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) or the federal government about selling stakes in the company to Sarawak, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 14, 2019 

PH government asked to implement shelved Civil Defence centre for Baram

The Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led federal government has been asked to implement the proposed Civil Defence Force centre for Baram, which has been shelved citing budget constraints.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 142019 @ 06:30

Hakam applauds AGC’s decision not to appeal High Court ruling under Sosma

Taxi drivers in the country must transform and adopt the latest technology in providing services to enable them to compete with e-hailing service providers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

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December 13, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 132019 @ 22:00

Melaka to implement new model of information delivery system to civil servants

The Melaka state government is to implement a new model of information delivery system to civil servants, specifically regarding principle, policies and agendas that would be carried out by the Pakatan Harapan, beginning February next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 132019 @ 21:00

Kedah govt denies issuing documents conferring royal title

The Kedah government today denied issuing documents conferring the royal title ‘Ahli Kehormat DiRaja Warisan Kerabat DiRaja Kedah (Warisan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah III)’ to any individual.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 132019 @ 20:30

Govt aims for 20pc renewable energy use by 2025, says deputy minister

Malaysia remains committed to addressing the climate change in line with the Paris Agreement and Climate Change Convention as the government is seeking to increase the country’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 per cent by 2025.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 132019 @ 20:30

PH does not reject findings of academic and constructive studies

Pakatan Harapan (PH) does not reject the findings done by any party about it as long as the study is done academically and the results are applicable.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 132019 @ 20:30

Sabah CM: Handover process of SESB to commence early 2020

The handover process of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) to the state government from Tenaga Nasional Berhad is expected to commence early next year, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 132019 @ 20:30

Zuraida: Housing Ministry allocates RM10m to re-develop Sungai Lembing

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has approved an allocation of RM10 million to re-develop Sungai Lembing town which was destroyed after the horrible fire last August.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Politics Dec 132019 @ 19:00

Farhash initiates legal action against Yusoff

Farhash Wafa Salvador has initiated legal action against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther for alleged "slander and subjudice".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 132019 @ 17:00

Six associations at Hatyai Peace Accord gathering were illegal

Six of the nine associations believed to be part of the 30th anniversary gathering of the Hatyai Peace Accord in Kajang earlier this month have been found to be illegal.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Dec 132019 @ 17:00

Teo: Education Ministry not sidelining schools’ board of governors on jawi script issue

The Education Ministry is not sidelining the views of schools’ board of governors (LPS) on the use of Jawi in Bahasa Melayu textbooks in all schools, including vernacular schools.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Dec 132019 @ 17:00

Maszlee first minister to submit report card

The Ministry of Education (MOE) became the first ministry to present its ‘report card’ for the year 2019.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 132019 @ 16:30

CAP: Retain MAVCOM to promote consumer interest

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has urged the government to rescind its decision to dissolve the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 132019 @ 16:30

'Online child grooming' to be included in textbook next year

Starting next year, standard four pupils will learn about the ‘dangers’ that lurk in the internet to avoid them from becoming victim of online grooming by paedophiles.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Dec 132019 @ 15:30

RM30 mil required to patrol Malaysia’s forest to curb wildlife trafficking, says minister

Malaysia’s dense jungle areas would require at least 2,000 people to patrol at all times, but there is only about 150 of them currently due to its high cost, said the Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr. Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Dec 132019 @ 15:30

Ministry ready to cooperate with state govt on rent-to-own scheme

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is prepared to assist state governments in the sale of affordable houses developed by state governments through rent-to-own financing scheme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 132019 @ 14:00

High Court boots out MACC case against Kedah Umno, Habib Jewels

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has failed in its bid for Kedah Umno and Habib Jewels Sdn Bhd to forfeit RM1.15 million allegedly originating from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 132019 @ 14:00

Court allows govt to take possession of RM407,011.46 in 1MDB-linked funds forfeited from foundation

Funds totalling RM407,011.46 in the bank account of Yayasan Penyelidikan Transformasi (a research foundation), which were frozen in connection with efforts to recover money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), have now become the property of the Malaysian government.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 132019 @ 13:00

Dr Wee: Odd that govt allocation for TAR UC channelled through alumni association

Proof has been provided that payments made by the previous govt was channelled directly into the TAR UC account and not MCA's, says party president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 132019 @ 13:00

Will Zuraida be the fall guy in PKR row?

The fierce infighting in PKR between president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali seems to have subsided.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Dec 132019 @ 11:30

MCMC: Cost major issue in bridging the urban-rural gap

It is tough to bridge the urban-rural digital divide as service providers are reluctant to invest in infrastructure in rural areas, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 132019 @ 11:00

Sabah Bersatu: Kimanis by-election best chance to mend fences with Shafie, Warisan

The Kimanis by-election is the best chance for Sabah Bersatu to mend fences with the Parti Warisan Sabah-led state government of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 132019 @ 11:00

Sabah outlines plans towards achieving industrial state status by 2030

The Sabah government has outlined five plans towards achieving its vision to become an industrial state by 2030.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 132019 @ 10:30

Govt allocates RM5.5m to Youth Training Centre under 11MP: Minister

Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong said the state government has allocated RM5.5 million to the KPD-OISCA Youth Training Centre, Lagud Seberang, under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 132019 @ 07:00

Bersatu to back Warisan candidate for Kimanis polls

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will give its full support to the Parti Warisan Sabah candidate to wrest the Kimanis parliamentary seat in the upcoming by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 132019 @ 07:00

Perlis govt wants to study suitability of placing anti-graft officers in MB’s office

The Perlis government has not rejected the proposal by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to place its personnel in the office of the mentri besar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 13, 2019 

Sabah Investment Board to assist investors – CM

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said the State Government would be setting up the Sabah Investment Board – a new agency that seeks to provide a more effective and efficient service and assistance to investors.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 13, 2019 

SRDC to ban single-use plastic straws

Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) is following in the steps of Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) to ban single-use plastic straws at all eateries.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 12, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 122019 @ 23:00

Stop discussing 999-year of land ownership issue through media: MB Perak

Mentri Besar Perak Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today urged all parties to stop discussing and politicising the issue of granting 999-year land ownership to new villages in the state through the media.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 122019 @ 22:30

Stop squabbles, submit protest via party channels: Anwar

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged all party leaders and members to submit their views and protests using the correct channels in the party, specifically to the Disciplinary Board.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 122019 @ 20:30

Loke: Mavcom can operate for at least another six months

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) can still operate independently for at least another six months before its consolidation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 122019 @ 22:00

Govt drafting National Social Protection Policy

The government is in the midst of drafting the National Social Protection Policy that is in line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and other related policies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Dec 122019 @ 22:00

HR Ministry: Procedure changes in foreign workers replacement process beginning Dec 18

The Ministry of Human Resources has made changes in the procedure of issuance of certification letter from the Manpower Department following complaints by employers regarding the replacement process of foreign workers (PGPA) in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 122019 @ 20:00

PDRM announces ‘Nurture for Betterment’ programme to help drug offenders

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) through the Narcotics CID today introduced the ‘Nurture For Betterment’ programme to help drug offenders who are subjected to restrictions under the Special Preventive Measures (LLPK).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Dec 122019 @ 19:30

Dr Wee wants govt to explain decision to merge Mavcom and CAAM

The government must address the speculation about the proposed merger between Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Politics Dec 122019 @ 19:30

Anwar gives statement to Bukit Aman over sexual misconduct allegation

Police have recorded the statement from PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to facilitate investigation into sexual misconduct allegation made by the latter’s former researcher Muhammed Yusoff Rawther.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 122019 @ 18:30

Mitra criticised for being transparent: Waytha

The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) gets the attention of critics and individuals whose applications were rejected because it was transparent by displaying a detailed list of beneficiaries on its website.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 122019 @ 18:30

Repair of dilapidated schools nationwide 90% completed: Maszlee

The Ministry of Education has completed 90% or 452 of the 534 projects to repair dilapidated schools nationwide this year, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 122019 @ 18:00

Parcel tax system in KL will allow B40 homeowners to enjoy yearly flat rate

he implementation of the parcel tax system beginning Jan 1 in Kuala Lumpur, will see homeowners, especially those from the B40 (low-income) group, enjoying a yearly flat rate of RM15 and RM20 for leasehold and freehold properties, respectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 122019 @ 17:00

Putrajaya confirms Mavcom to be dissolved, absorbed by CAAM for efficiency’s sake

Malaysia will now have only one civil aviation regulator, after the Transport Ministry (MOT) today confirmed the disbandment of the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) and have its key roles absorbed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Dec 122019 @ 17:00

More than 10 high-profile MACC cold case files could be reopened

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) does not rule out the possibility that more than 10 high profile cold case files will be reopened.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Dec 122019 @ 16:30

No compulsion for athletes to wear Syariah-compliant attire

There is no compulsion for athletes to wear Syariah-compliant attire, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Dec 122019 @ 16:30

Call to govt to scrap plan to make jawi compulsory in vernacular schools

Gerakan has urged the Education Ministry to scrap its plans to make Jawi writing classes compulsory in vernacular schools.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 122019 @ 16:30

Khalid Samad: Parcel rent to replace quit rent for KL strata developments

The quit rent system for strata buildings in the city will be replaced with parcel rent system from Jan 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 122019 @ 16:00

Proposed amendments to Education Act being studied: Teo

The proposed amendments to the Education Act 1996 to among others make it compulsory for parents to send their children to obtain primary and secondary education, are currently being perused by the National Education Policy Committee.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 122019 @ 15:30

Sabah MTUC denies Kula’s claim that it supports amendments to IR Act

The Sabah Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has denied Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran’s claim that the state chapter was agreeable to the amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 122019 @ 14:30

Higher Euro-grade RON95 petrol to be introduced in January 2020

RON95 petrol that conforms with Euro 4M (E4M) European fuel standard specifications will be introduced at petrol stations nationwide starting January next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 122019 @ 14:00

Tok Mat: Sad to see PKR fight over PM post, and not improving economy

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said it is sad that PKR leaders are squabbling over the prime minister post instead of improving the economy and the livelihood of Malaysians.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 122019 @ 14:00

Ensure transparency for all medical charges, urge insurance associations

Insurance associations are urging the Government to ensure that doctors' consultation fees and all charges for common medical procedures are disclosed to patients upfront.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Dec 122019 @ 13:00

MACC: Too soon to draw conclusions from MPs’ latest asset declarations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) is still examining the 2019 asset declarations from 130 federal lawmakers, including Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s, Latheefa Koya said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 122019 @ 13:00

Finance minister says govt to pursue criminal case against Goldman Sachs, court hearing likely mid-2020

The Malaysian government will go ahead with its lawsuit against US investment bank Goldman Sachs to recoup losses from scandal-riddled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Redevelopment Dec 122019 @ 12:00

Khalid: More than 40% of Kg Baru landowners have returned feedback forms

More than 40% of Kampung Baru landowners have returned feedback forms to the Kampung Baru Development Corporation (PKB), says Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 122019 @ 09:00

Putrajaya PKR calls for Azmin’s sacking

A PKR branch chief urged the party today to expel deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali over statements last week that were critical of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 122019 @ 09:00

Cabinet requests for re-tabling of PLUS takeover details

The Cabinet has requested for a re-tabling of the details on the takeover bid of highway concessionaire PLUS Malaysia Bhd, said Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 122019 @ 09:00

Dewan Rakyat grants three MPs extension of time to declare assets

Dewan Rakyat has granted an extension of time to three Members of Parliament (MPs) from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), to declare their assets, said its Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 122019 @ 08:30

MACC chief suggests asset confiscation could be ‘next step’ for MPs living beyond their means

Parliament needs to follow up its asset declaration compulsion with firm action to ensure the country’s lawmakers do not live beyond their financial capabilities, Malaysia’s top graft fighter Latheefa Koya said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 122019 @ 07:00

Move to resolve water woes

The Perlis government, through Syarikat Air Perlis (SAP), has prepared short-term and long-term plans to solve the water supply problems in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 122019 @ 07:00

Taken to task over TAR UC remark

Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming has been told to show proof that MCA used funds for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) to earn interest income instead of assisting the institution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 12, 2019 

Sabah government declares Dec 24 as additional Christmas holiday

The Sabah government yesterday declared Dec 24 as an additional public holiday in conjunction with Christmas starting this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 12, 2019 

PH Sabah to let Warisan contest in Kimanis

Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sabah will make way for Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) to field its candidate in the Kimanis parliament by-election.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 11, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 112019 @ 22:00

Penang Structure Plan 2030 gazetted, says Chow

The state government today announced that the Penang Structure Plan (RSNPP) 2030 was successfully gazetted on October 24.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 112019 @ 21:00

MB N. Sembilan’s office to have MACC officer

The Negri Sembilan state government has agreed to place a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer at the office of the Mentri Besar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Dec 112019 @ 19:30

Dr Wee to PKR senator: How could you not know about RM1.4b contract awarded to Nafas?

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has taken a jab at PKR senator Dr Yaakob Sapari for not knowing about the RM1.4bil contract for padi subsidies and imports that were awarded to the National Farmers Organisation (Nafas).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Dec 112019 @ 19:00

Three-month window to fine-tune IPCMC bill, says Muhyiddin

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin believed the three-month window before the next Dewan Rakyat sitting in March will allow stakeholders to iron out issues surrounding the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 112019 @ 18:30

Terengganu mulls buying 'reasonable amount of equity' in Petronas

Terengganu state government today said it will consider buying a stake in Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) if it is for a "reasonable amount of equity".|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 112019 @ 17:00

People are watching us, Muhyiddin tells PH leaders

Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders have roles to play and one of them is not to bicker among themselves.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Politics Dec 112019 @ 16:30

Anwar’s aide accuses ex-PKR member of being mastermind behind sexual misconduct allegation

Political secretary for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak today accused Badrul Hisham Shaharin of allegedly masterminding the sexual misconduct claim by Mohammed Yusoff Rawther.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Dec 112019 @ 16:30

MACC to reopen all cases of public interest early next year

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will reopen cold case files involving the public interest early next year, according to chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Free Breakfast Programme Dec 112019 @ 16:30

Free breakfast for schools to include halal, vegetarian food
The Free Breakfast Programme (PSP) will be implemented in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on food selection in boarding schools, the Dewan Negara was told Wednesday (Dec 11).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 112019 @ 15:30

Role of middle parties should be looked into: Private doctors

The Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) has called on the government to look into the role of middle parties including the managed care organisations (MCOs) in ensuring better medical care delivery services at an affordable cost.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 112019 @ 15:00

Customs, MOF to hold weekly ‘Meet-the-Clients’ programme from Jan 9, 2020

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department will hold a ‘Meet-the-Clients’ programme from Jan 9, 2020 to allow the business community to voice their dilemma or grievances on tax-related issues.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Politics Dec 112019 @ 15:00

Anwar ready to cooperate with police over sexual misconduct allegation

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he is ready to cooperate with police over investigations into the sexual misconduct allegation hurled against him by a former PKR research assistant.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 112019 @ 13:30

Awarding land titles the prerogative of the state, says Perak exco Aziz Bari

Awarding land titles is the prerogative of the state government and not the Federal Government, says Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 112019 @ 13:00

RM120m allocated for upgrading court buildings

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) has allocated RM120 million for upgrading and repair work at court buildings throughout the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 112019 @ 12:00

Azmin and Anwar in a state of war

After Sunday night’s Shared Prosperity Vision Dinner organised by PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali ended, one conclusion can be made: Azmin and party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are in a state of war.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 112019 @ 12:00

Perlis mulls banning polystyrene, plastic bags

The state government is mulling banning the use of plastic bags and polystyrene, said State Natural Resources and Environment Committee chairman, Teh Chai Ann.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 112019 @ 10:30

9 associations involved in ex-CPM gathering identified

Police have identified nine associations believed to have been involved in organising the 30th anniversary of the Hatyai Peace Accord in Kajang near here on Dec 1, said Bukit Aman (Federal Police) Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Dec 112019 @ 09:00

New fuel subsidy aimed at right target, says Minister

An article penned by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pix), which appeared in a Malay daily on Oct 6, explains why the across-the-board fuel subsidy is being replaced by the Targeted Fuel Subsidy Programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 112019 @ 10:00

Stop internal party disputes, says Muhyiddin

Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Pakatan Harapan leaders should stop any turmoil or disputes, which could give a negative impression on the government and affect people’s confidence.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Dec 112019 @ 10:00

Police report will be main reference for stern action against PKR insubordinates, says disciplinary chief

PKR’s disciplinary board will use police reports as its main reference point to school party members who failed to toe the line during its recent annual congress in Melaka that saw stones being thrown and people hurt.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 112019 @ 09:00

57 Pahang business premises appointed as mini-stockholders of essential items

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) in Pahang has appointed 57 business premises as mini-stockholders of controlled goods, in preparation for the flood season.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Dec 112019 @ 09:30

Carriage of Goods by Sea Bill to facilitate trade

The Dewan Rakyat’s approval of the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Amendment) Bill 2019 recently shows the government attempts in addressing the gaps in the existing law in order to foster greater trade facilitation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Politics Dec 112019 @ 08:30

Yusoff Rawther case: Police to call Anwar to record statement

Police will be calling Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) and several others to record their statements in connection with Muhammed Yusoff Rawther’s allegations that he was sexually assaulted by the PKR president.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 112019 @ 07:00

Council: School boards sidelined under new guidelines

School boards will have lost their right in deciding school policies with the release of the Education Ministry’s new guidelines on the teaching of Jawi calligraphy, Sin Chew Daily reported the Chinese Language Council as saying.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 11, 2019 

Free skills training expands to Sabah, Sarawak

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) will expand the implementation of free skills training proramme for the lowest household group (B40) in Sabah and Sarawak next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Politics Dec 102019 @ 00:00

Yusoff Rawther 'aware of consequences of lying', says his lawyer

The lawyer of Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, the former researcher who had accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sexual assault, said his client is “aware of the consequences of telling lies.”|Read more >|NST

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