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ANM in the News Archive December 21 - 25,  2019

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December 25 2019

New Malaysia | 2019 Dec 25, 2019 @ 18:30

Transport Ministry takes unpopular measures to ensure safety and wellbeing of the people

Improving public transport services, preparing a more integrated public transport system and giving emphasis on road safety have always been the Ministry of Transport’s (MOT) top priorities in its plans and strategies to ensure safety and wellbeing of the people.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 252019 @ 18:00

LKIM allocates RM60mil housing aid for fishermen next year

The Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) has allocated RM60mil to build houses for fishermen next year through the Fishermen Resettlement Project (PSN).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Sabah Temporary Pass Dec 25, 2019 @ 17:00

Cabinet paper on Sabah Temporary Pass to be tabled next year

A Cabinet Paper on the issuance of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to illegal immigrants in Sabah is expected to be tabled in the state Cabinet early next year, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 25, 2019 @ 17:00

Syed Saddiq slams PSD over critical allowance cut

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has slammed the Public Service Department’s (PSD) move to slash critical allowances for professional civil servants.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 25, 2019 @ 16:00

It’s now compulsory for all male civil servants in Kelantan to wear songkok on Thursdays

The Kelantan government has made it compulsory for its 5,000 male civil servants to wear songkok to work every Thursday, effective immediately.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 25, 2019 @ 14:30

Abolition of BIPK allowance will only affect new appointments: Public Service Department

The abolition of the Critical Service Incentive Payment (BIPK) will only affect civil servants who are appointed from January 1, 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 25, 2019 @ 13:00

PAS urges Public Service Dept to reinstate critical allowance

PAS today urged the Public Service Department (JPA) to reinstate the “critical” allowance for professionals such as doctors, engineers and architects, among others.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Dec 252019 @ 13:00

Explain contrary statements on Yadim preaching activities, Wee tells Maszlee

The Education Ministry must explain the contradictory statements it has made regarding Rakan Siswa Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) being allowed to carry out preaching activities (aktiviti dakwah) in schools, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 25, 2019 @ 08:30

Penang govt to ensure development benefits people: CM

The Penang government remains committed to delivering substantial benefits to the people through the development of the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Understanding this Saturday’s Chinese Organisation Congress: What’s the fuss about?

Chinese educationist groups have recently announced their intention to hold a gathering called the Chinese Organisation Congress (COC), to appeal to the government over its decision to introduce jawi script lessons in vernacular primary schools.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 252019 @ 07:00

Leasing land to farmers a better option, says Fuziah

The illegal vegetable farm issues in Cameron Highlands could have been avoided through long-term leasing of land to small scale farmers, says Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 252019 @ 07:00

Discounted city travel passes now available

The largest operator of public transport in Klang Valley, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, will be selling discounted unlimited use travel passes at its facilities beginning today.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 252019 @ 07:00

Govt urged to probe Hat Yai Peace Accord tribute organisers

A coalition comprising 11 associations of retired police personnel has urged the government to launch an investigation into the organisers of two events commemorating the Hat Yai Peace Accord in Sepang and Kajang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 252019

More projects under RTP for rural areas — Rep

Rural folk can expect to benefit from more infrastructure development projects to be implemented under the state’s Rural Transformation Programme (RTP).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 24, 2019

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 242019 @ 23:00

Dec 28 gathering not a protest but indoor event to discuss Jawi issue, clarifies Dong Zong

The Dec 28 gathering organised by educationist group Dong Jiao Zong is not a protest, clarifies Dong Zong Central Committee member Low Chee Chong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 24, 2019 @ 22:30

May 13 may recur as long as Dong Zong still around, Muslim students’ group warns

The Malaysian Muslim Students Coalition (Gamis) has warned today that the bloody riots of May 13, 1969 may return as long as Chinese educationist group Dong Zong still exists.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 24, 2019 @ 22:00

Police: Protest-hit Ops Lestari 2 to continue until Jan 3

Ops Lestari 2, an ongoing operation to demolish illegal vegetable farms and structures in Kuala Terla, here, will continue until Jan 3, 2020.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 24, 2019 @ 20:00

MIC to help evicted Cameron Highlands farmers

MIC wants to bring about the reinstatement of an interim court injunction that would halt the Pahang government’s enforcement operations on illegal farms in Kuala Terla, Cameron Highlands.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 24, 2019 @ 20:00

Cameron Highlands farmers in a quandary as their smallholdings are demolished

Flower farm owner K. Periasamy has been supplying fresh flowers to florists throughout the country for almost four decades.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Dec 242019 @ 19:00

Yadim programme in schools not an act of Islamisation, says Education Ministry

A viral circular from the Education Ministry, reportedly allowing Rakan Siswa Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) to carry out preaching activities (aktiviti dakwah) in schools, is not an act of Islamisation, the ministry clarified.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 242019 @ 18:00

Kedah to commence iconic projects first quarter of 2020, says Mukhriz

With 2020 just around the corner, the Kedah government is determined to embark on several iconic projects in the first quarter of next year that will drive the state's economic growth, while improving the quality of life of its people.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 24, 2019 @ 17:30

Dong Jiao Zong says will go on with Chinese congress, but welcomes any discourse on ‘jawi’

Dong Jiao Zong said today it agrees with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s call to resolve the ongoing crisis over the teaching of jawi in vernacular schools through dialogue.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Dec 24, 2019 @ 17:00

MEF taken to task for opposing minimum wage hike

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) was taken to task for continuing to oppose the increase in the minimum wage to RM1,200 in 57 cities and towns.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | The Altantuya Murder Case Dec 24, 2019 @ 16:00

Najib: No 'sumpah laknat' if religious authorities had objected

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says that he would not have proceeded with the sumpah laknat (swearing in the face of divine retribution) in the mosque if there were objections by religious authorities.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | The Altantuya Murder Case Dec 24, 2019 @ 16:00

Ramkarpal: Summon Najib, others named in Azilah’s SD if Altantuya murder probe reopened

The police should call upon former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to give a statement if the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case is reopened, said DAP Legal Bureau Chairman Ramkarpal Singh.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 242019 @ 15:00

Fuziah: Forceful eviction of illegal farmers in Cameron Highlands regrettable

The Pahang government’s use of force against illegal vegetable farmers in Cameron Highlands was regrettable and should not have happened, especially during the festive season, says Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 24, 2019 @ 14:30

Social activist urges MACC to reopen undersea tunnel and Guan Eng’s bungalow case

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Foundation Penang Chairman Datuk Ong Chuan Jin has called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reopen old cases especially the ones on Penang’s undersea tunnel project and former Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s purchase of a RM2.8 million bungalow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Dec 24, 2019 @ 14:00

Penang Gerakan tells state govt to release list of places affected by highway project

Penang Gerakan today demanded that the state government release a full list of places, including schools, cemeteries and houses, directly affected by the construction of a highway linking Thean Teik Expressway to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 24, 2019 @ 13:00

PTPTN expects competitive dividend for SSPN this year

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) expects a competitive dividend distribution for National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:30

Reveal status of Dong Zong probe, PAS rep tells IGP

A PAS leader today demanded that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) release police findings into its investigation against Chinese education rights group, Dong Jiao Zong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:00

Pas to back BN candidate in Kimanis

Pas will back the Umno candidate representing the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Kimanis by-election next month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:00

KLSCAH backs Dong Zong’s congress, claims no anti-Jawi agenda

The Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) have voiced its support for the closed-door consultative congress organised by Dong Zong on December 28 this year to discuss the introduction of Jawi into vernacular schools.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | The Altantuya Murder Case Dec 24, 2019 @ 10:30

Malaysia may reopen Mongolia murder case as Najib vows innocence

Malaysia’s top prosecutor will look into reopening the case of a murdered Mongolian woman allegedly linked to former premier Najib Razak, as the victim’s father says he’s pinning his hopes on the country’s new government to find justice.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 24, 2019 @ 08:00

Seven out of 200 protesters arrested in Cameron Highlands

Seven men were arrested during a protest by about 200 people against the Op Lestari 2 operation to demolish illegal vegetable farms and structures here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 242019 @ 07:00

Pahang defends move against land intrusion

The Pahang government has defended enforcement operations against illegal land encroachment in Cameron Highlands, saying its a matter of public importance to ensure environmental sustainability.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking Ban Dec 242019 @ 07:00

Smoking ban – many feeling the heat

Smokers may be dreading it as the clock ticks down to Jan 1 when smoking and vaping will be prohibited at all eateries across Malaysia, but non-smokers are thrilled about it.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 242019

Price control program goes on despite report against ministry

The Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) show goes on despite Sabah Pakatan Harapan Youth chief Raymond Ahuar’s Malaysian Anticorruption Commission (MACC) report against the State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), said its state director Georgie Abas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 23, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 23, 2019 @ 24:00

RM4.5m allocated for development and welfare in Simpang Renggam

An allocation of RM4.5 million had been distributed for the Simpang Renggam Parliamentary constituency in Johor for development and welfare projects from May 2018 until December this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 23, 2019 @ 23:00

Nafas: Distribution of subsidised fertiliser to paddy farmers 75pc complete

Some 75 per cent of subsidised fertiliser for the second season of planting has been distributed to paddy farmers, said National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) chairman, Datuk Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Sihat Bersama 2030 Dec 23, 2019 @ 23:00

‘Sihat Bersama 2030’ goes to Cabinet next month, says Dzulkefly

The Ministry of Health (KKM) will table a new policy, known as ‘Dasar Sihat Bersama 2030’ (healthy together policy), for the approval from the Cabinet next month.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 23, 2019 @ 21:00

Dong Jiao Zong urged to call off anti-Jawi rally

Plans to organise a rally against the teaching of Jawi in vernacular schools should be called off.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 23, 2019 @ 21:00

Ramasamy: BN, MIC to blame for destruction of 60 Cameron Highlands farms

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Professor Dr P. Ramasamy says treachery and betrayal by Barisan Nasional, in particular MIC, caused the destruction of some 60 farms in Sungai Ichat, Cameron Highlands, today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 23, 2019 @ 21:00

All school buses in Pahang to undergo safety checks

All school buses in Pahang will undergo safety checks with the support of vehicle inspection body Puspakom, before the new school year begins, according to Pahang police chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 23, 2019 @ 20:00

Pahang MB's special officer, 11 others resign over Cameron Highlands enforcement

A special officer to the Pahang Mentri Besar and all 11 MIC members in local authorities across the state have resigned over the handling of enforcement operations in Cameron Highlands.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Projects Dec 23, 2019 @ 19:00

Squatter homes demolished to make way for Chenang 2 project, Langkawi

More than 100 squatter homes on government land in the Pasir Berdengung beach area in Langkawi were demolished to make way for the Chenang 2 development project, expected to begin next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Dec 23, 2019 @ 19:30

IGP hopes speedy approval for Komuter station in Bukit Aman

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is waiting for approval from the government for several infrastructure projects in Bukit Aman, including a Komuter train station.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Dec 23, 2019 @ 19:00

Employers worried about minimum wage hike

Employers and business organisations have expressed concern over the government’s move to raise the minimum wage to RM1,200 in 57 cities and towns on Jan 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 23, 2019 @ 18:30

Banners protesting jawi at Melaka schools work of third party with mischievous intent, says exco

Printing banners and posting them in several National-Type Chinese Schools (SJKC) in the state was the work of a third party with mischievous intent, said Melaka Education, Human Resource, Science and Innovations exco, Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 23, 2019 @ 17:00

Another congress on Jawi education in schools to be held this weekend

A national congress, which includes all races, will be held to de-racialise the issue of Jawi in schools, say organisers of the National Jawi Congress.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 23, 2019 @ 17:00

A national congress on Jawi will include all races to de-racialise issue

Enforcement conducted by the Pahang government to curb illegal encroachment into the Kuala Terla water catchment area in Cameron Highlands was done in compliance with the law.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Dec 23, 2019 @ 16:30

Govt urged to stop exempting developers from GCC deposit

The government was today urged to stop granting exemptions to developers from the three per cent Gross Construction Cost (GCC) deposit for the Housing Development Account (HDA).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 23, 2019 @ 16:00

Another congress on Jawi education in schools to be held this weekend

On Sunday, there will be a congress to pressure the government to resume talks on the introduction of the Arabic script in the school curriculum.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Dec 23, 2019 @ 16:00

Finance Ministry to review motor vehicle NCD

A study on the review of the Motor No-Claims-Discount (NCD) is currently being undertaken.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms Dec 23, 2019 @ 15:30

Malaysia studying other Commonwealth nations to set up law reform commission

Malaysia is studying the practices of Commonwealth countries before setting up an independent law commission.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 23, 2019 @ 14:00

Take action against officials but don’t deregister union, Sarawak MTUC urges RoS

The Sarawak division of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today appealed to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) not deregister Malaysian Trades Union (MTUC), but to take action against its officials involved for omitting or failing to comply with the Union Constitution and any relevant provisions of the Societies Act 1966.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Dec 23, 2019 @ 15:00

IPCMC needs to have investigative powers, Putrajaya told

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) wants the government to revert back the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to its 2005 draft to give it investigative powers in the wake of the High Court decision on custodial deaths last week.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 232019 @ 14:00

Enforcement against Cameron land encroachment to continue, says Pahang

Enforcement operations to check against land encroachments, including by farmers, in Cameron Highlands will continue to be carried out to ensure environmental sustainability, says the Pahang government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 23, 2019 @ 13:00

Transport sector set for major changes beginning 2020

The country’s transport sector is set to experience a sea change, with a slew of initiatives set to be rolled out in 2020 aimed at improving public and private transport as well as boosting the economy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 23, 2019 @ 13:00

'Transport initiatives must be backed by research data'

Transport advocates and experts believe that while the initiatives spelt out by the authorities for 2020 are commendable, they have to be backed by data and studies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 23, 2019 @ 13:00

Show cause letter by RoS to MTUC goes viral

Various claims and denials over the status of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has left its leadership a little confused.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | The Altantuya Murder Case Dec 23, 2019 @ 12:00

IGP: Police to interview several witnesses following ex-commando’s shocking SD on Altantuya murder

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said investigators have identified several individuals who will be called in to have their statements recorded following former police commando Azilah Hadri’s statutory declaration (SD) that Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave an order to kill Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, in 2006.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Case Dec 23, 2019 @ 12:00

IGP: Yusoff Rawther’s lie detector test was to determine his credibility

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador today said that Muhammad Yusoff Rawther’s polygraph test was done to determine his credibility.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Dec 232019 @ 12:00

Bid to bring back Jho Low like clapping with one hand, says top cop

The lack of sincerity by the authorities of the country that Low Taek Jho is hiding in is making it hard to get him back, says the Inspector-General of Police.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Getting Malaysian youths into politics: Pundits suggest starting with political literacy lessons

Malaysia has taken big democratic strides forward this past one year since the Pakatan Harapan coalition won the general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Smoking Ban Dec 232019 @ 07:00

Lee: Summonses will not be issued to cooperative eatery operators

If the eatery operator has done all that has to be done to discourage smoking and the smoker still puffs away, only the latter will be fined, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 232019

No obligation to heed Zuraida’s directive

The federal government’s directive to local councils to review and increase their assessment fees is not applicable to Sarawak, says Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 232019

Uggah: S’wak hopes to achieve zero rabies fatality by 2021, be rabies-free by 2025

Sarawak hopes to achieve zero fatality due to rabies by 2021 and be free of the disease by 2025, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 22, 2019

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Dec 222019 @ 22:30

Najib questions why TAR UC charity sale stopped

Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) questioned why a charity sale to raise funds for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) in Alor Setar was stopped by the city council.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 22, 2019 @ 19:00

Pasir Mas: Abandoned houses issue will be referred to Ministry

The issue of abandoned houses in Taman SL ATM Perdana, Mukim Apam, Pasir Mas, 14km from here, will forwarded to the Housing and Local Government Ministry soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 22, 2019 @ 18:15

Service tenure of Chinese, Indian community leaders in Johor extended to March

The duration of service of the 121 Chinese and nine Indian community leaders in Johor which ends this month, will be extended until March next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 222019

Sabah Parks urged to apply digital delivery in all its services

The Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment suggests Sabah Parks (TTS) to apply the digital delivery system in all its services including online bookings or e-bookings and e-permits.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 22, 2019 @ 17:30

Sarawak aiming for 100pc water supply by 2025

Sarawak, through the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply (Sawas) programme, is aiming to achieve 100 per cent water supply in the state by 2025.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 22, 2019 @ 17:30

Fuziah: Taqwa foundation gives school aid to 14,000 students

The Taqwa Foundation of the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has allocated RM2.33 million from the council’s tithe collection to provide school assistance to 14,000 students including non-Muslims through its ‘Jom ke Sekolah’ programme.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL Dec 22, 2019 @ 17:30

7 booths open for feedback on ECRL project

Seven booths have been set up to allow the public to learn more about the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and provide feedback on its realignment.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Dec 22, 2019 @ 16:30

Stern action for 96 PSV through RTD operation in Johor

The Road Transport Department (RTD) took stern action against 96 public service vehicles (PSV) through special operations in the state conducted from Dec 15 until yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 22, 2019 @ 16:30

Credit community urged to use new signage early next year: Zuraida

All licensed money lenders (PPW) or now known as Credit Community registered with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government are required to use new signage by next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 222019

Mayor: MBKS won’t adhere to Putrajaya’s directive on assessment rate review

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will not adhere to the federal Ministry of Housing and Local Government’s latest directive on assessment rate review, said its mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 22, 2019 @ 15:30

After RoS suspension, ex-MTUC sec-gen claims union leadership not forthcoming with info

Former secretary-general of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) N. Gopal Kishnam today claimed the current leadership was not forthcoming with the union’s General Council, following its suspension by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) last week.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 22, 2019 @ 15:00

No assessment tax hike in Negri Sembilan: Exco

The Negri Sembilan government has given its assurance that there will be no increase in the assessment tax by local authorities (PBT) next year, said State Urban Wellbeing, Housing, Local Government and New Villages Committee chairman Teo Kok Seong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 22, 2019 @ 14:30

PAS leader claims possible repeat of Seafield temple riots unless Chinese Organisation Congress stopped

A leader from Islamist party PAS has urged the police to step in and stop the Chinese Organisation Congress from going ahead to avoid a repeat of the 2017 riots at the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple in Subang Jaya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 22, 2019 @ 07:30

Perak allocates RM10m to non-Muslim places of worship

The Perak government has allocated RM10 million to renovating, maintaining and building new non-Muslim places of worship in Perak.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 222019 @ 07:00

MTUC declines ministry’s help

The Human Resources Ministry will provide all assistance to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) to settle the issue of possible deregistration by the Registrar of Societies (RoS), which the federation of trade unions has dismissed as “publicity”.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Dec 222019

Works to upgrade Lawas Hospital to begin in February, assures minister

Works to upgrade Lawas Hospital are scheduled to begin in February and expected to be completed by August 2023.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 21, 2019

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 21, 2019 @ 21:30

Human resources ministry ready to help MTUC

The Ministry of Human Resources is ready to help and cooperate with the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) to resolve their issues with the Home Ministry and the Registrar of Societies (RoS).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Dec 21, 2019 @ 19:30

Government mulls Cuepacs’ minimum pay proposal of RM1,800

The government will consider the proposal of the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services Malaysia (Cuepacs) which sought to fix the minimum salary of civil servants at RM1,800 a month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 21, 2019 @ 19:00

Wee: Dong Jiao Zong gathering about vernacular education, not race

The "suqiu" (appeal) in the planned Dec 28 gathering is related to vernacular education in the country and has nothing to do with race, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 212019 @ 16:30

Keep first-past-the-post system, Tok Mat tells EC

The Election Commission should drop any proposal to introduce a proportional representation (PR) system to replace the current first-past-the-post (FPTP) method, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Dec 21, 2019 @ 16:30

Review of assessment rates will bring more benefit to people

The government’s decision to review the assessment rates by local authorities next year will bring more benefit the people, according to Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad Baharuddin|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 212019 @ 14:30

Dr M: Zakir Naik told not to provoke racial sentiments

Controversial speaker Dr Zakir Naik, who attended the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 here, has been told not to provoke racial sentiments, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 212019 @ 14:30

MTUC president: We will 'fight to the end' not to be deregistered

Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) president Datuk Abdul Halim Mansor says that the congress will "fight to the end" to ensure it is not deregistered.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 21, 2019 @ 10:30

Zuraida: Local authorities required to review taxes every five years

All 155 local authorities (PBT) nationwide are required to review taxes under their respective jurisdictions every five years, beginning next year as provided by the Local Government Act 1976. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Dec 21, 2019 @ 10:00

MEF: Why raise wages if locals don’t benefit?

Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan wants the government to review the latest minimum wage hike.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 21, 2019 @ 09:30

RoS confirms MTUC suspension

The Registrar of Societies Malaysia (RoS) has suspended the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) following a probe after it received complaints on the management of the MTUC.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Dec 21, 2019 @ 09:30

Govt needs to develop use of LNG for transport sector: Expert

The government needs to take steps to develop the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for the transport sector as it is the cleanest and most suitable fossil fuel in today’s environmentally-friendly era.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Dec 21, 2019 @ 09:00

Over 140,000 people employed through JobsMalaysia this year

JobsMalaysia, the main portal for jobs market in the country, has found placing in various sectors for 146,203 people between January and November this year, according to the Department of Labour.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Case Dec 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Criminologists wary of polygraph tests as admissible court evidence but lawyers say up to judiciary

Criminologists and lawyers appear to be equally divided on the use of polygraph tests and its results as evidence in a court of law.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 212019 @ 07:00

T’ganu is first state to have joint billing for water and sewerage

Over 20,000 account holders of Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) and Syarikat Air Terengganu (Satu) in the state will receive a single bill for sewerage and water services from March next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 212019

High Court to hear Sarawak govt’s claim of RM1.3 bln in unpaid oil tax against Petronas on Jan 13

The High Court here has fixed Jan 13, 2020 for the hearing of the Sarawak government’s claim against Petronas for the nonpayment of RM1.3 billion in state sales tax on oil and other penalties.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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