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Dec 20

New Malaysia | Reforms: Amend Laws Dec 20, 2018 @ 20:05

Senate passes AUKU (Amendment) Bill 2018

The Senate today passed the Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2018 which aims to abolish provisions preventing university students from participating in political activities on campus. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Reforms: Amend Laws Dec 20, 2018 @ 19:43

Bill to abolish death penalty to be tabled at next Dewan Rakyat sitting

The bill to abolish the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled at the next Dewan Rakyat sitting. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FELDA Dec 20, 2018 @ 18:57

Govt sets aside RM77m to help Felda settlers

The Government is shelling out RM77 million for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) to help settlers with their outstanding debts for 2018 Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 20, 2018 @ 18:25

Terengganu maintains minimum age for marriage

The minimum age limit for Muslims in Terengganu to marry remains at 18 years for men and 16 for women, as stipulated under Section 8 of the Family Law (Terengganu) Enactment 2017. |Read more > |SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 20, 2018 @ 17:55

Oh, Maszlee: Sabah govt urged to take back education rights
The Sabah state government should move to take back state rights in education as concerns rise over Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik's remarks on Islamic conversions in schools.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Dec 20, 2018 @ 17:49

48 new ambulances for hospitals, health clinics in Perak

The Perak State Health Department has distributed 48 new ambulances worth about RM24 million to hospitals and health clinics in the state this year. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec 20, 2018 @ 17:38

Anwar consulted state division chiefs, says Saifuddin

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution has urged its members to respect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s decision making in appointing posts at the state level. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 20, 2018 @ 17:30

‘Dakwah’ for good of mankind, not just about Islamisation: Maszlee

‘Dakwah’ or Islamic propagation in the education realm should be viewed in a wider context, and not just about Islamisation or converting non-Muslims into Islam, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. Read more > |SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec  20, 2018 @ 17:25

Ministry sets RM500m sales target for craft products

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has set a sales target of RM500 million for craft products for next year. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 20, 2018 @ 17:00

Felda settlers to get RM77m in special aid, says finance minister

The government is allocating a total of RM77 million to Felda settlers amid a critical cash flow shortage faced by the state plantation agency. |Read more > |Malaymail 


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:59

Bye-bye Umno: 31 in Langkawi quit the party en masse

Former Umno assemblyman for Ayer Hangat in Langkawi, Datuk Mohd Rawi Abd Hamid, led 30 people from eight branches on the island in quitting Umno on Thursday (Dec 20).|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec  20, 2018 @ 16:50

PKR's Latheefa Koya faces disciplinary action for the allegation of cronyism in party

PKR Central committee member Latheefa Koya is now facing disciplinary action following her allegation of cronyism in the recent appointment of party state leaders by president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec  20, 2018 @ 16:35

Syariah laws are here to stay: Syariah chief judge

The syariah courts do not succumb to ‘outside’ pressure, interference or public ridicule in its bid to maintain its laws, order and punishment. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:04

Najib: We had more than RM450m in the coffers

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today posted screenshots of a Bank Negara report showing the deposits made by his administration in December 2017 and April 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:01

Ismail Sabri takes over as Umno No 2

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been appointed Umno deputy president, taking over from Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, who is now serving as the acting party president. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec  20, 2018 @ 15:53

Shortage of medicines at hospitals due to e-procurement problems, supply-related

The current shortage of medicines at government hospitals nationwide is due to e-procurement problems and supply-related, the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 20, 2018 @ 15:00

Gobind: News portal in the offing to harness RTM, Bernama and Information Dept resources

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking into creating a news portal by integrating digital feeds from three government-linked media agencies by next year for a more efficient stream of information, said its minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more > |Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 20, 2018 @ 15:00

Ministries join hands with FT mufti to curb youth social ills

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the Youth and Sports Ministry will be collaborating with the Federal Territories Mufti office to handle social issues affecting young Malaysians. |Read more > |Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 20, 2018 @ 12:57

RM289m for schoolchildren food aid programme next year

A total of RM289 million has been allocated for the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) next year for schoolchildren from hardcore poor families. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Seafield Dec  20, 2018 @ 12:50

Petition for Waytha Moorthy to be sacked collects close to 300k signatures

A petition calling for Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy to resign has so far collected 292,160 signatures. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 20, 2018 @ 12:30

Penang official moots federal fund for non-Muslim prayer houses

Putrajaya should create a fund for Non-Islamic Places of Worship (RIBI) modelled after Penang’s system, state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

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

Goldman did not get Ipic board's approval for RM7.32bil bond issue

Global banking giant Goldman Sachs – which arranged several multibillion-dollar bond issues tied to scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – proceeded with at least one fund-raising exercise without approval from the board of directors of the bond's chief guarantor, Abu Dhabi's state-owned International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic).|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 20, 2018 @ 09:07

I haven’t decided yet on Waytha Moorthy: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not decided whether the National Unity and Social Well-being Minister P. Waytha Moorthy should resign over calls by many parties for his alleged failure to contain interracial tensions over the riots at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 20, 2018 @ 08:30

Pakatan government is failing, DAP MP warns

Public meetings of PKR and Umno leaders are distracting attention from Pakatan Harapan’s possible absorption of nearly 40 lawmakers from the Malay nationalist party, Ramkarpal Singh asserted today. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec  20, 2018 @ 09:20

MACC rubbishes claims it has coerced witnesses in TH graft case

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission denied claims that it had received an order to turn a blind eye on evidence and threatened witnesses in the case involving a senior Tabung Haji official. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Dec 20, 2018 @ 07:00

Live telecast for Cameron vote count

The Election Commis­sion (EC) will broadcast live the vote counting of the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election, a historic first.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 20, 2018 @ 07:00

Zahid is still Umno’s No. 1

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is still the Umno president despite having delegated his duties to his deputy, and he will remain as the parliamentary opposition leader.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Dec 20, 2018 @ 07:00

Apply for EIS, retrenched workers told

Retrenched workers who are eligible for the Employment Insurance System (EIS) should apply for the benefits, says Datuk Mahfuz Omar. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 20, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: No way former Umno members will take over Bersatu

A vehement "no way!" was the response of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when asked the possibility of former Umno members eventually dominating Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 20, 2018 

JKKK urged to involve more youths

More youths should be involved in the Volunteer Patrolling Scheme (Skim Rondaan Sukarela), National Unity and Integration Department Sibu officer Siti Nurfatimah Hussen suggested.|Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​


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Dec 18

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 18, 2018 @ 23:21

Ahmad Zahid hands over powers to number two 

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi tonight announced that his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan will be assuming the duties of the president in the wake of the crisis that has befallen the party. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Overhaul:TH Dec 18, 2018 @ 23:06

Tabung Haji COO Adi Azuan arrested, to be brought to court Wednesday (Dec 19)

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) Chief Operating Officer Datuk Adi Azuan Abdul Ghani has been arrested and is expected to be brought before the Magistrate's Court in Putrajaya for a remand order Wednesday (Dec 19) at 9 am. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 18, 2018 @ 23:00

Zahid: Umno suing lawmakers who quit the party

Umno has filed a writ of summons against former lawmakers who have abandoned the party, party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said tonight. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Govt Budget Dec 18, 2018 @ 22:55

Dewan Negara passes 2019 Supply Bill 

The Dewan Negara today approved the 2019 Supply Bill which has allocated RM314.5 billion for government expenditure. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Fakenews Dec 18, 2018 @ 22:00

RTM denies cutting Kelantan mufti’s airtime

In a statement today, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) denied a claim by Utusan Online that Kelantan mufti, Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad, has been forbidden from going on air in the evening slot of KELANTANfm. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 18, 2018 @ 19:30

No reintroduction of RON92 fuel: Saifuddin Nasution

The government will not reintroduce the sale of RON92 petrol because of the high sulphur level in the fuel can pollute the environment, the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily




New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 18, 2018 

Firefighter Muhammad Adib laid to rest

Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was laid to rest at the As-Saadah Mosque Muslim cemetery in Kampung Tebengau, Kuala Kedah, here at 1.45pm.. |Read more > |SunDaily


Farewell, Adib: Fireman dies of injuries sustained in riot

 Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, the fireman who was hospitalised after being assaulted during a riot at a temple in Subang Jaya last month, has died. |Read more >|NST


Dewan Negara observes one-minute silence to honour fireman Adib

Dewan Negara today spent a minute's silence and expressed its condolence to family members of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who died last night due to severe injuries after being attacked during a riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple at USJ25, Subang Jaya on November 27. |Read more >|Malaymail 


Deputy minister: Lung failure main factor in Adib’s death

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye disclosed today that lung failure was likely the primary cause of rescue worker Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death last night. |Read more >|Malaymail 


Those responsible for firefighter Adib's death will face justice, says Selangor deputy police chief

Those responsible for the murder of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim will face justice, says Deputy Comm Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab.|Read more >|TheStar


Large crowd waits to receive deceased firefighter

The remains of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, 24, arrived at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Tebengau, Kuala Kedah here at 10.29am in a helicopter. |Read more >|SunDaily




New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 18, 2018 @ 16:45

1MDB: A look at Goldman Sachs’ role in the extraordinary financial scandal

Malaysia's extraordinary 1MDB corruption scandal allegedly saw top officials loot billions from a state fund and go on a worldwide spending spree — buying up super-yachts, paintings by Van Gogh and Monet, and financing a Hollywood blockbuster. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 18, 2018 @ 16:40

Kampung Kinjang pioneer in Desa Harapan programme

Kampung Kinjang, Chenderiang here has been chosen as the pioneer project location for the Desa Harapan (Village of Hope) Programme which aims to develop villages and improve the standard of living of rural communities. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives: DBKL Dec 18, 2018 @ 14:57

DBKL to use bio-fuel for all its diesel vehicles

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be using the B10 bio-diesel for all its diesel vehicles starting Tuesday (Dec 18).
Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Dec 18, 2018 @ 14:49

Felda identifies 31 strategic initiatives for the transformation plan

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), which is undergoing a transformation plan, has identified 31 strategic initiatives to be implemented over three phases. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Dec 18, 2018 @ 14:43

Prasarana to combine bus and rail academies into a single institution

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has embarked on a new era with the launch of a five-year transformation plan beginning, Sept 2018 which include combining its bus and rail academies into a single institution. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption Dec 18, 2018 @ 14:31

Shafee doesn’t want Gopal Sri Ram prosecuting him, applies for recusal

Prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has filed an application to recuse lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from heading the prosecution team in his money-laundering case involving RM9.5mil.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 18, 2018 @ 14:29

Defence White Paper includes the welfare of ATM members, veterans and families

The Defence White Paper that will be tabled by the Defence Ministry in Parliament next year will include benefits for the welfare of members, families and veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), the Dewan Negara sitting was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 18, 2018 @ 10:00

Report: MACC to scrutinise Zahid over alleged money politics

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will launch a separate investigation on Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi over alleged money politics, according to anonymous sources from the agency. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 18, 2018 @ 10:06

Goldman Sachs fires back after Malaysia charges bank in 1MDB probe

After Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Monday related to its dealings with the sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the investment bank fired back, insisting the previous administration under the Barisan Nasional (BN) Malaysian government had lied to the investment bank. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Dec 18, 2018 @ 09:17

MSAP succeeds in lowering price of high-speed broadband services

The implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) has managed to lower the price of high-speed broadband services by the providers. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Govt Dec 18, 2018 @ 07:00

High-tech players urged to help with electronic waste

When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad served as the fourth prime minister, one of the “must go” functions in his annual calendar was a dialogue with high-tech industry players.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia New Policies: MoH Dec 18, 2018 @ 07:00

Six-month grace period for smoking ban

The first six months after eateries nationwide have been gazetted as “no-smoking” zones from January, will be more of a grace period to educate and warn smokers.
Read more > |TheStar


New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 | Dec 18, 2018 

Restoring partner status

The Special Cabinet Committee convened for the first time in Putrajaya yesterday to review the restoration of Sarawak and Sabah’s status as partners in the Federation of Malaysia as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​


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Dec 19

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Dec 19, 2018 @ 21:00

Singapore: Malaysia’s plan to restrict export of fish twice next year unlikely to have a significant impact

Malaysia plans to restrict the export of five types of fish and shrimp twice next year — between January 1 and February 28, and again between May 1 and June 30 — the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) revealed today. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 19, 2018 @ 20:40

TH senior official's arrest: Datuk's lawyer claims 'hidden hands' are at play

A senior Tabung Haji (TH) official with the title of 'Datuk' who was remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is affected by the media reports which depicted him as a devious individual. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Dec 19, 2018 @ 20:00

Maszlee keen to see Malaysians master a third language

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said his ministry was committed to seeing Malaysians mastering a third or fourth language including the Arab language. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:46

No more mid-year, final exams for Year 1 - 3 pupils from 2019

Starting from next year, primary school pupils from Years One to Three will not be sitting for mid-year and final exams to allow schools to focus more on teaching and help pupils discover the joy of learning. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:03

New PTPTN loan repayment method will be comprehensive: Wan Saiful

The new loan repayment method to be introduced to National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers will be more comprehensive, according to chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:00

EC reviewing Sivarraajh's eligibility to contest in Cameron Highlands poll

Datuk C. Sivarraajh’s eligibility to run in the January 26 reelection for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat is under scrutiny by the Election Commission (EC). |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:16

Three ministries yet to set up childcare centre - Hannah Yeoh

Three ministries, namely the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry; Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry and the Economic Affairs Ministry, have yet to set up childcare centres at their respective premises, the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:02

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker charged with abetting bank

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng has claimed trial at a Sessions Court here to four counts of abetting the US-based investment bank by omitting facts and making untrue statements over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sale of notes worth RM6.5bil in bonds.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:00

Fifty B40 group students receive aide ahead of the return to school

Fifty students from 24 schools in Putrajaya received stationaries and cash vouchers as part of the Back to School Initiative supported by Pertubuhan Warga Prihatin Putrajaya under the Ministry of Education. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | SST Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:00

Personal insurance, takaful exempted from SST during 2018 tax holiday

The Finance Ministry has announced an exemption to all policyholders who renewed or purchased personal insurance or general takaful policies during the tax holiday which took place between June 1 and August 31 this year. |Read more > |Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 19, 2018 @ 16:00

Senior official of Tabung Haji remanded

A senior official of Tabung Haji has been remanded for four days by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate claims of corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Dec 19, 2018 @ 15:28

Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan 26

The by-election for the P.078 Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat will be held on Jan 26, 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 19, 2018 @ 09:28

Bersatu will scrutinise applications from former Umno members

Joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will not be a walk in the park for former Umno members, especially the parliamentary members (MP) and leaders, as their applications will be scrutinised and their behaviour observed to see whether they would fit in with the party. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 19, 2018 @ 08:00

Analysts: Umno defectors good for numbers, but PPBM risks it all by accepting them

A recruitment drive by accepting former Umno MPs may help bolster fledgeling Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) numbers in Parliament, political analysts have admitted. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 19, 2018 @ 07:16

Additional fractures - Adib's death due to 'chest injuries'

A POST-MORTEM on fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s body revealed additional fractures on his ribcage, which were previously not visible on X-ray. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 19, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: Ex-Umno members can bring in more Malay votes for PPBM

Umno lawmakers who have chosen to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) could bolster its strength in rural areas. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus to PH Dec 19, 2018 @ 07:00

Much ado about party hoppers

With Umno defectors crossing over to Pakatan Harapan, it is only a matter of time before the ruling coalition bloc gets a two-thirds majority and become the new champion of Malay rights.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 19, 2018 

Department sets up service centres to help elderly folk

The government, through the Welfare Department (JKM), has set up a senior citizens service centre here and another in Tatau. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​



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Dec 17

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Dec 17, 2018 @ 23:40

EC lodges report against GE14 candidates who failed to submit expenditure statements

Sixty-two candidates for the 14th General Election (GE14) failed to submit their election expenditure statements, says Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 17, 2018 @ 23:40

Women’s ministry mulling mandatory HIV test for non-Muslim couples before marriage

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) will discuss with the relevant ministries on making it mandatory for non-Muslim couples who intend to tie the knot to undergo HIV testing. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 17, 2018 @ 22:20

TaxiGo app, another e-hailing platform for taxi operators

The TaxiGo application has been introduced as another e-hailing platform for taxi and car rental operators in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Overhaul:TH Dec 17, 2018 @ 22:00

Cabinet decides to place Tabung Haji under BNM

The Cabinet has decided that the Tabung Haji (TH) will be placed under the supervision of the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 17, 2018 @ 19:53

No one is forced to declare their assets

‘If I declare (property) even if there is nothing, it means I’m lying,’ said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 17, 2018 @ 19:42

N. Sembilan civil servants to enjoy special financial aid

All civil servants in the state will receive a special financial aid of one month’s salary or a minimum of RM2,000 which will be made in two payments, said Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.​|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 17, 2018 @ 19:13

Christmas price-control scheme from Dec 23 to 27

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will enforce the festive season price control scheme for Christmas from Dec 23 to 27.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Govt Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:22

High Court strikes out Dr M suit on forex losses

The High Court has struck out a suit by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is seeking to declare the Royal Commissions of Inquiry's (RCI) report on the forex losses suffered by Bank Negara in the 1990s as null and void.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:15

PKR will not accept Umno defectors: Wan Azizah

PKR will not accept any defectors from Umno, said the party’s advisory council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:03

Malaysia files charges against Goldman over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB, authorities said. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 17, 2018 @ 16:57

Investigate all parties for money politics, not just Umno: Ismail Sabri

Selangor Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is in the dark over claims that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had bribed delegates to elect him as president in the last party election. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Govt Dec 17, 2018 @ 16:23

Pakatan Harapan Youth chiefs say coalition will accept defectors only under strict conditions

The Youth chiefs of four Pakatan Harapan component parties said the coalition is open to accepting ex-Opposition MPs but under strict conditions. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 17, 2018 @ 15:37

Patrons can smoke 3 meters away from eateries: Deputy Health Minister

Diners can still smoke following enforcement of the smoking ban at eateries.... so long as they stay 10 feet (3m) away from restaurants as they puff. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 17, 2018 @ 15:07

Egg prices to stabilise following agreement with distributors

Egg prices are expected to stabilise from today onwards, assured the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said the price of various grades of chicken eggs will come down by 2 sen.

|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 17, 2018 @ 15:03

Negri Sembilan assembly opposition walkout over ICERD

The opposition walked out of the Negri Sembilan state legislative assembly today after Speaker Zulkefly Omar did not allow the tabling of a motion to discuss the state government’s stand on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 17, 2018 @ 14:32

Local councils may not get to renew licences of raided premises

Individuals whose entertainment premises are raided by the police or immigration authorities for conducting illegal activities may not be able to apply for new licences in the future unless they received the nod from the authorities. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Govt Dec 17, 2018 @ 14:28

Dr Mahathir says Nurul Izzah 'must have her reasons' for quitting party posts

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unaware why Nurul Izzah Anwar has quit as PKR vice-president.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 17, 2018 @ 14:17

Rahim can apply to join PPBM, says Mahathir

If Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik wants to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), the party would consider it, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec 17, 2018 @ 13:40

Nurul Izzah quits as PKR veep, Penang chief, govt posts

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar announced today her immediate resignation from the PKR vice-presidency as the ruling party is hit by fresh allegations of nepotism and favouritism. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Dec 17, 2018 @ 13:09

Deputy Minister: Taking legal action against PTPTN defaulters too time-consuming

Only 3,175 National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) defaulters were summoned to court in the first five months of this year, the Dewan Negara was told. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Dec 17, 2018 

Govt aims to upgrade Streamyx services to Unifi by March – Eddin Syazlee

The government is aiming to upgrade all Streamyx user services to Unifi through Telekom Malaysia (TM) by March next year, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​


New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec 17, 2018 @ 12:53

Malaysia lost RM47b in GDP value to corruption last year: Dr Wan Azizah

Malaysia lost RM47 billion in GDP value to corruption last year alone, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 17, 2018 @ 12:27

Zahid: Don’t jump just to save yourself from being investigated

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged party leaders and members to not defect just to save themselves from being investigated.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Toll Dec 17, 2018 @ 12:11

Gov’t to appoint a consultant to study toll concessions next month

The government will appoint an independent consultant by next month to analyse all ongoing toll concessions in the country and to help look for ways to reduce the burden of tolls on the rakyat. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 17, 2018 @ 09:40

Pakatan parties caution against accepting Umno leavers

The possible entry of ex-Umno members into Pakatan Harapan (PH) — specifically Sabah’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and PKR — is causing some consternation among coalition members who feel it will raise concerns about the entire coalition’s moral credibility. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:00

Report: Zahid made use of money politics

Embattled Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been delivered yet another blow. This time, a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis­sion (MACC) has been lodged over his post as Umno president.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Dec 17, 2018 

Petro tax to boost coastal development

Revenue collected from the imposition of sales tax on petroleum products in Sarawak from Jan 1, 2019 will be partially channelled to develop coastal areas in the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​


New Malaysia UMNO Exodus  Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:00

‘Accept ex-Umno members with an open mind’

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) should accept former Umno members with an open mind, said party vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:00

Urgent Umno meeting sought

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is facing increasing pressure to step down as Umno president.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:00

TAR UC tuition fees to see slight increase only, assures Wee

Tuition fees at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) will see a slight increase following inflation adjustment next year, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 17, 2018 @ 00:16

Customs to consider imposing duty on IQOS

The Customs Department is aware of the public sale of IQOS devices and Heets, the tobacco sticks it uses. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT | Dec 17, 2018 

Cabotage policy won’t be reinstated, says Loke

The federal government will not reinstate the cabotage policy. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 16, 2018 @ 23:14

Anti-discrimination policy for HIV-positive employees in workplace needed: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Malaysian employers to support the implementation of a policy which protects employees who are HIV-positive from being stigmatised and discriminated against in the workplace. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 16, 2018 @ 22:00

Fuziah: BNM only playing a regulatory role, Tabung Haji depositors need not worry

Tabung Haji (TH) depositors have been urged not to worry about the decision to place TH under the supervision of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) from January next year, as the move is aimed at improving the pilgrim fund’s governance. |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 16, 2018 @ 21:43

Unfair to take back land given by state govt for temple, says MHS

Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) today welcomed Attorney-General’s recommendation on the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple issue, but felt it was unfair to take back the 0.4 ha plot given by Selangor state government because a temporary structure had already been built there. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Fakenews Dec 16, 2018 @ 21:26

K-pop stars banned? Not true, says Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo, today refuted claims that Korean artists have been banned from performing in Malaysia from 2020. |Read more > |NST


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Dec 16, 2018 @ 21:09

50% of workers retrenched this year from Klang Valley: Kulasegaran

About half of those who lost their jobs this year were workers within the Klang Valley, said Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran. |Read more > |SunDaily


New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 16, 2018 @ 20:54

Cops hold prime suspect in temple riot case

A prime suspect in the attack on the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Seafield Hindu temple in USJ 25 in the early hours of Nov 26 was arrested in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 16, 2018 @ 20:00

Reject ‘Father of all Melaka scandals’, DAP MP urges PPBM

A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has made a strong call for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM)’s Melaka chapter to reject any membership application by former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik — dubbing him the “Father of all Melaka scandals”.​|Read more >|Malaymail 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Dec 16, 2018 @ 19:46

Deduction of foreign workers’ basic is only a suggestion: Kulasegaran

Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran today clarified that the Ministry’s proposal that employers deduct 20% of foreign workers’ basic salaries for Socso was just a suggestion, and it will guarantee some form of security for the workers. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 16, 2018 @ 18:44

Speakers for RTM’s Islamic programmes need Jakim credentials: Broadcasting Dept

Every religious speaker selected to go on air on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM)’s Islamic programmes must have Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) credentials first, said the Department of Broadcasting Malaysia. |Read more > |SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 16, 2018 @ 18:15

Mat Sabu invites Umno members to join Amanah

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu has described Umno as a sinking boat and invited their members to join his party.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 16, 2018 @ 17:00

Former Melaka CM Abdul Rahim quits Umno

Former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik today announced his resignation from Umno.​|Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:34

DAP will not work with Umno: Gobind

The DAP will not engage in any cooperation with Umno, DAP deputy chairman Gobind Singh Deo said today.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Dec 16, 2018 @ 11:50

Tabung Haji scandal a double-edged sword for Pakatan

The latest financial scandal of alleged mismanagement within Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), the savings fund for Muslim pilgrims, could be the sword the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government needs to unite the country’s majority population to snuff out Umno, the main party in the Opposition Barisan Nasional (BN). |Read more >|Malaymail 


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 16, 2018 @ 10:30

Selangor Tithes Board gives RM10m education aid

The Selangor Tithes Board (LZS) has allocated RM10.1 million for the schooling and tertiary education aid of children of middle-income households next year.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 16, 2018 @ 08:30

Umno exodus - 'Back up money politics claim'

Those claiming that the Umno leaders who resigned were paid have been asked to come forward to back their allegation. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 16, 2018 @ 07:00

CM: Timber firms must replace every tree cut down

Sarawak will make it compulsory for timber firms to replant every tree they cut down in a move to ensure the sustainability of the resource as well as to silence inter­national critics.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Dec 16, 2018 @ 07:00

Umno divided over Pakatan PM

The spate of resignations that has almost crippled Umno is a result of a proxy “Mahathir-Anwar war” between groups in the party – one in support of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Prime Minister and the other that wants to see Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim move up.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 16, 2018 @ 07:00

Govt to end ‘instant noodle’ schemes

The government wants to end “instant noodle” programmes by the previous ­administration such as 1Malaysia Clinics, which were set up in haste.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 16, 2018 @ 07:00

Zahid: I'm staying put

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is standing firm and will not bow to calls for him to step down as Umno president.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Dec 16, 2018 

Bioorganic farming the way to go – Junz

Responding to Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong’s call to “Go Green, Go Organic”, Department of Agriculture Ranau in collaboration with Crop Booster Biotech Sdn Bhd organised an awareness campaign here yesterday. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​


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