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ANM in the News Archive December 21 - 31,  2020

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December 31, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Dec 31 2020 @ 19:00

Dr M to Anwar: 'You pi baliklah'

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today admitted that he couldn't get along with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Projects: LRT3 | Dec 3012020 @ 17:00

LRT3 contractors owed RM700 mil by Prasarana turn to PM

Livelihood of thousands of workers, project completion now at risk |Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Dec 31 2020 @ 13:00

As prices drop, Socso urges employers to test all foreign workers for Covid-19

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) today reiterated its call to employers to screen their foreign workers for Covid-19 now that it is cheaper to do so.|Read more >|Malaymail

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December 30, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF | Dec 30 2020 @ 17:00

Remit mandatory EPF contribution on 15th of every month, employers told

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has instructed employers to remit their mandatory EPF contribution on the 15th of every month, starting January next year.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Dec 30 2020 @ 16:00

Perak to expand RM1 stage bus service

The Perak state government will expand its stage bus service at a fare of RM1 to the state constituencies of Lintang in Sg Siput and Chenderiang, Tapah by next Ramadan. |Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt | Dec 30 2020 @ 14:00

Azhar, Azalina remain as Dewan Rakyat Speaker and Deputy Speaker, court ruled

Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun and Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said remained as Dewan Rakyat Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively after the High Court here today ruled that their appointments were valid.|Read more >SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 | Dec 30 2020 @ 10:00

2020: Malaysia's major court cases

2020: Malaysia's major court cases|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Dec 30 2020 @ 10:00

Mukhriz’s crass hypocrisy ignores father’s role in rising corruption

He must remember that he and two of his siblings were involved in questionable cases |Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 | Dec 30 2020 @ 10:00

Politics in 2020: the shake-ups and break-ups that stirred up Malaysia

From the Sheraton Move to the Perak MB crisis, the country saw its fair share of surprises and spectacle in one jam-packed year |Read more >TheVibes

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December 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt | Dec 29 2020 @ 20:00

60 pct of 74 Orang Asli villages gazetted in Selangor

About 60 per cent of the 74 Orang Asli villages in Selangor have been gazetted by the state government so far to prevent encroachment by irresponsible parties, according to a state executive councillor.|Read more >SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Dec 29 2020 @ 20:00

Finance Ministry says vehicle sales tax exemption extended until June 2021

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced the extension of the vehicle sales tax exemption period by a further six months until June 30, 2021.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Dec 29 2020 @ 18:00

KeTSA introduces three initiatives to encourage use of solar PV

The Energy and Natural Resources Ministry (KeTSA) is introducing the Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 programme to provide an opportunity for more users to install the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roofs of their respective buildings for electricity bill reduction.|Read more >SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Dec 29 2020 @ 18:00

Deputy minister: Providers of digital accommodation bookings must register with Malaysian Tourism Tax System next year

Service providers of accommodation bookings using the digital platform are required to register with the Malaysian Tourism Tax System (MyTTx) under the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, the latest three months before July next year to ensure the implementation of the taxation system, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Dec 29 2020 @ 10:00

Vessel modernisation initiative offers financing to fishermen

Programme to offer up to RM5 million to fishermen in zone A and B to upgrade equipment, nets and boats |Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Dec 29 2020 @ 10:00

Ministry to set up portfolio to manage affairs of students staying off-campus

The Higher Education Ministry will ensure that a special portfolio is established in all public universities to manage the affairs of students staying off-campus.|Read more >SunDaily

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December 29, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Dec 29 2020 @ 09:00

ERC proposes dual-election system to curb party-hopping

Proposition sees state-level polls remain the same, but federal ones based on a popular vote|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Dec 29 2020 @ 07:00

‘No issue of price hike for agricultural products from Cameron Highlands’

Land rental of RM4,500 a year does not have a significant impact on the profits of farmers and middlemen, says Pahang Menteri Besar|Read more >TheVibes

December 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Jakim | Dec 28 2020 @ 18:00

Meat smuggling issue outside our jurisdiction: Jakim

Matter now under Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry investigation, says senior director|Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Dec 28 2020 @ 16:00

Jendela: MCMC targets 1.2 million premises, homes with fibre connectivity by 2021

The Malaysians Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) targets 1.2 million premises and homes with fibre connectivity by 2021 under the national digital infrastructure plan, Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela).|Read more >SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Dec 28 2020 @ 18:00

Ismail Sabri: CMCO to continue till Jan 14, 2021 for Selangor, KL, Sabah among others

The government has extended the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah until January 14 next year due to the high Covid-19 cases in these areas.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Dec 28 2020 @ 18:00

Dewan Negara passes five Bills

The Dewan Negara today passed five Bills including the Finance Bill 2020, the Customs (Amendment) Bill 2020, and the Excise (Amendment) Bill 2020.|Read more >Malaymail

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December 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Dec 28 2020 @ 12:00

‘Isolate asymptomatic Covid-19 patients at home’

In contrast to the practice of getting Covid-19 patients to hospital immediately, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah now says asymptomatic patients should be isolated at home due to logistic challenges.|Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 | Dec 28 2020 @ 08:00

Year of high profile verdicts, 2 get jail & fine, others freed

2020 has indeed been an eventful year for the country’s judiciary with verdicts made over several high profile cases, with the most prominent, involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >SunDaily

December 27, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 27 2020 @ 15:00

Increase in sales of PR1MA houses in 2020, says minister

The 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) recorded an increase in sales totalling RM1.9 billion so far this year, from RM1.3 billion last year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >Malaymail

December 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Penang Iconic Ferry | Dec 26 2020 @ 21:00

Penang’s ferry only for bicycle, motorcycle from Jan 1

The iconic ferry service in Penang can only be used by motorcyclists and cyclists starting January 1, according to Penang Port Commission (SPPP) chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.|Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

Amanah amends constitution to sack party members who join other political parties

Parti Amanah Negara has amended its constitution to tighten its membership rules and regulations, which will allow the dismissal of party members found to be supporting or joining other parties, among other transgressions.|Read more >TheVibes

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December 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Opposition | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

Pakatan united, assures Mat Sabu

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu is confident that Pakatan Harapan will remain united and strong heading into the 15th general election. |Read more >TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

Nearly 150,000 get jobs through ‘PenjanaKerjaya’

Nearly 150,000 job seekers managed to get work through the Hiring Incentive Programme, PenjanaKerjaya within six months since its launch in June.|Read more >SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

Public housing: 900 sq ft per unit under new policy

More economical to redevelop old, damaged homes, says minister |Read more >TheVibes

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

MMA: Regulate online medical activity

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called for proper regulation of online medical activity which includes sourcing of healthcare services and medication, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

Write off PTPTN loans for B40 group just like Pahang’s water debt, Kepong MP tells govt

DAP’s Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said he hopes the federal government can abolish National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans for the B40 group just like how it wrote off Pahang’s RM2.1 billion water supply debt.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Dec 26 2020 @ 17:00

Petroleum sales tax: Sabah wants same amount Petronas gave Sarawak

Sabah wants the same amount Sarawak received from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in regards to the commercial agreement on sales taxes of petroleum products and regulatory authority issues.|Read more >NST

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December 23, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Dec 23 2020 @ 19:00

Khairy: RM2.05 billion for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines for Malaysians

The government has allocated RM2.05 billion for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines for Malaysians, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19: Vaccine | Dec 23 2020 @ 18:00

Children won’t get Covid-19 vaccine since not tested by clinical trials, says minister

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin today announced that only adults will be receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Dec 23 2020 @ 16:00

KDN reviewing proposal on implementation of IDN

The Home Ministry (KDN) through the National Registration Department (NRD) is reviewing the proposal on the implementation of the National Digital Identity (IDN), in line with current technological developments and needs. |Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Dec 23 2020 @ 16:00

Dewan Negara passes Budget 2021

The Dewan Negara today passed the Supply Bill 2021 (Budget 2021).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Raub Musang King | Dec 23 2020 @ 15:00

Court throws out Raub durian planters judicial review bid against state govt, citing no legal standing

The High Court in Kuantan has dismissed two leave applications for judicial review from a group of durian farmers against the Pahang state government’s “legalisation scheme” for lack of legal standing.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Dec 23 2020 @ 11:00

MCMC seeks public feedback on Fixed Number Portability implementation

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is seeking feedback from the public on the ongoing study on the implementation of Fixed Number Portability (FNP) which will end on March 1 next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New initiatives | Dec 23 2020 @ 11:00

PM outlines plan to revive tourism industry with DPN 2020 – 2030

The Perikatan Nasional government aims to rebrand Malaysia as among the 'Top of The Mind Ecotourism Destination of the World' on the heels of its National Tourism Policy 2020 – 2030 (DPN 2020 – 2030).|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Scandals: Navy ships | Dec 23 2020 @ 10:00

RM5.9 billion poser over undelivered navy ships

Someone has to answer for a fiasco that led to Malaysia’s failure to obtain delivery of six littoral combatant ships (LCS), despite having paid RM5.94 billion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sabah BRT | Dec 22 2020 @ 21:00

RM1 bil federal funds for BRT in KK never came

The RM1 billion promised to Sabah to develop the Kota Kinabalu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in 2016 was never received by the state. |Read more >TheVibes

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December 26, 2020