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Dec 31

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 31, 2018 @ 22:14

Seven challenging eatery smoking ban

Seven individuals today filed a leave application for a judicial review to challenge the decision of the Health Ministry to enforce a ban on smoking at all eateries starting Jan 1 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Dec 31, 2018 @ 20:44

Guan Eng: Cabinet to meet Wednesday to discuss fuel prices

The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday to determine the optimum retail prices of petroleum products, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec 31, 2018 @ 19:20

PKR, we are facing a problem: Loser takes almost all, says Azmin's aide

The adviser to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has come to his defence over the latter’s disapproval over the new appointments in the PKR Central Leadership Council. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 31, 2018 @ 19:12

Passive smokers waiting for their break

The ban on smoking in public eateries which comes into effect on Jan 1, 2019, was met with resistance from certain quarters and sparked a heated public debate. This first article of a two-part series is on the importance of enforcing the ban. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Dec 31, 2018 @ 19:00

Cash transactions of RM25,000 and above must be reported to BNM starting tomorrow

Effective January 1, 2019, all commercial banks in Malaysia are required to report all cash transactions amounting to at least RM25,000 to Bank Negara Malaysia. This new regulation is seen as an effort by the central bank to curb money laundering and the black economy. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF Dec 31, 2018 @ 18:43

Apply for LLP tax registration number online: IRB

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) has announced that taxpayers may now apply for their Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) tax registration number online. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 31, 2018 @ 16:09

Mohamad Hasan outlines strategy to rejuvenate Umno

Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pix) has outlined a five-pronged strategy to rejuvenate the party to continue its active participation in the country’s political arena. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:50

Official: Penang to firm up 2030 structure plan next year

The draft Penang Structure Plan 2030 (PSP 2030) is expected to be finalised before mid-2019, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec  31, 2018 @ 11:45

Bersih questions if Pakatan and Bersatu committed to reforms

Bersih 2.0 has questioned if the Pakatan Harapan government and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) specifically are committed to electoral and institutional reform. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:30

Did you forget why Malaysians kicked BN out? Bersih asks PPBM rent-seekers

Bersih 2.0 said today it was shocked by the sentiment among some Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) delegates seeking resources and projects from the party’s position as part of the governing coalition. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:05

Zakat only for Muslims: LZS

The Selangor Tithe Board (LZS) will only distribute zakat (tithes) collected in the state to Muslims. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:43

Govt to prioritise country’s economic growth in 2019: Azmin

The Pakatan Harapan government will prioritise Malaysia’s economic growth in 2019 to spur the country forward and achieve prosperity for all. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:20

MTUC blasts Bersatu's Abdul Rashid for 'hook or crook' remark

The Penang division of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has expressed shock over Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) vice-president Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman’s statement that party elections must be won by ‘hook or by crook.’ |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 31, 2018 @ 09:54

Azmin: Pakatan has implemented many of its promised institutional reforms

The Pakatan Harapan government has implemented many of promised institutional reforms within its first 100 days, claimed Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 31, 2018 

Smoking ban on for all except Sarawak

All states in Malaysia will enforce the smoking ban at all eateries tomorrow  – except for Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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Dec 30

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 30, 2018 @ 21:34

PM to meet petrol dealers tomorrow

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to hold a discussion with the Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) tomorrow to discuss Putrajaya’s announcement of weekly fuel price float. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Dr M pre-empts suspicions of bias in contract awards

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the previous Barisan Nasional government discriminated against some Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) members and denied them of livelihoods. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 30, 2018 @ 19:32

Controversial eNTR1 system suspended from Jan 1, no explanation offered

The Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI) system, which enables Chinese tourists to apply for entry into Malaysia, will be suspended from Jan 1, 2019. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Dec 30, 2018 @ 19:30

Guan Eng announces tax exemptions for affordable homes, professional services

The base Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) will not apply to homes under RM200,000 and property transactions finalised before January 1, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.​ |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 30, 2018 @ 18:44

Terengganu still waiting for remaining royalty payment, says MB

The Terengganu state government is still waiting for the remaining RM250 million in oil royalty payment which has yet to be settled by the federal government for this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec 30, 2018 @ 15:25

Johor to set up State Economic Council

The Johor Economic Council will be established to ensure fair distribution of the state’s wealth to the people of Johor, Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:59

Emphasis on shared prosperity in new Bumiputera Agenda: Muhyiddin

Fair and equitable involvement of all races in various sectors of the economy is most vital in creating shared prosperity in the spirit of the New Malaysia, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New M'sia in 2018 Dec 30, 2018 

Policies revised

Under the new government, new policies were put in place while others have been changed. To reduce Malaysia’s debt, the Pakatan Harapan government announced its decision to scrap, postpone or scale down several rail projects.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New M'sia in 2018 Dec 30, 2018 

Business under scrutiny

When the Pakatan Harapan government came into power, among the ongoing mega projects that went under scrutiny was the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). Not only was it linked with the scandal-ridden 1MDB, the ongoing property glut also raised concerns on whether the development was even viable.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New M'sia in 2018 Dec 30, 2018 

Personalities leading the charge

Malaysia’s Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made headlines and became the epitome of “age is not a factor” when he became the world’s oldest prime minister at the age 93. He will also go down in history as the fourth prime minister who reprised his role as the seventh prime minister of Malaysia after winning GE14. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:30

Tajuddin says Umno unable to function as Opposition after prolonged asset freeze

Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said Pakatan Harapan government's move to freeze Umno’s asset has hampered the party’s effort to function as the Opposition. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:28

Acceptance of former Umno members in Bersatu to take account views of grassroots: Mukhriz

The committee set up by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to assess and examine membership applications from former Umno members will take into account the views of the grassroots in its decision, said the party deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec  30, 2018 @ 09:41

Muhyiddin: Bersatu has role to enhance bumiputra stake in the economy

A small economic pie will only lead to chaos as the people will fight each other to grab the few benefits, warns Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 30, 2018 @ 09:13

Malays, Bumiputera can rest easy with Bersatu by their side: Muhyiddin

The Malays and Bumiputera can heave a sigh of relief now that they have Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to protect them, said its president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 30, 2018 

RM355 mln to develop rural areas via modern farming

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development is allocating a budget of RM355 million for the development of rural areas through modern farming next year.|Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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Dec 29

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 23:00

Dr M pleads for patience as living costs rise

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is currently on track with efforts to tackle the country’s debt and lower prices of goods, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Dec 29, 2018 @ 23:00

Petrol dealers seek higher sales commission ahead of fuel price float

The Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) today urged the government to raise their members’ sales commission for fuels to cover the anticipated higher cost of operation following the government’s announced weekly fuel price float that begins on Monday. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 22:43

Dr M: No position for ex-Umno members accepted in Bersatu until GE15

Former Umno members who have been accepted into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will not be allowed to hold any positions until the 15th general election (GE15). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 22:38

'Crutches' should not be permanent fixture, says Dr M

The notion that giving 'crutches' is a noble gesture is wrong, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 22:35

AIM to stay and to be expanded

Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) will be developed and more businesswomen will get help to expand their businesses, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec 29, 2018 @ 21:12

Anwar stands firm on appointments for key positions in PKR

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) says he will not review his decision on the appointments for key positions in the party, including the Central Leadership Council (MPP) members, as asked by his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 29, 2018 @ 21:00

IGP: Police disapprove marijuana for medical purposes

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) disagreed with the move to legalise the use of marijuana products for medicinal purposes as practised in Thailand. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 20:37

Youngsters in Bersatu reminded to assist rakyat: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reminded the younger generation in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to place the basic foundation to assist the people particularly the Malays and Bumiputra. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Dec 29, 2018 @ 19:41

Agriculture Ministry allocates RM20 million to develop young agropreneurs

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry (MOA) has approved a RM20 million allocation for the development of young agropreneur next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Dec 29, 2018 @ 19:07

Education Ministry denies purchasing expensive loudspeakers for schools

The Education Ministry (KPM) refuted a report in a blog which quoted information from a WhatsApp posting by a teacher who questioned the purchase of a loudspeaker for his school which was described as too expensive compared to the market price. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Dec 29, 2018 @ 13:07

Stamp duty increase for properties exceeding RM1m from July 2019

The increase of one per cent in stamp duty for the instrument of transfer for property exceeding RM1 million to RM 2.5 million is now effective July 1, 2019. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Dec 29, 2018 @ 17:43

RM1 million fine for petrol kiosk operators who fail to ensure an adequate supply

The Kelantan Office of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry today warned that petrol kiosk operators in the state are liable to be fined RM1 million if they fail to ensure that their customers get an adequate supply of petrol. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 29, 2018 @ 17:05

Investigation paper on Seafield temple riot sent to DPP: IGP

The investigation paper (IP) on the rioting at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya, Selangor, last Nov 27, has been sent to the Deputy Public Prosecutors’ (DPP) Office, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Dec 29, 2018 @ 16:50

Finance Ministry cuts stamp duty for first-time home buyers

The Finance Ministry announced today a 100 per cent exemption in stamp duty payment for first-time house buyers. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Dec 29, 2018 @ 16:21

Education Ministry outlines nine 'interventions' to reduce teachers burdens

The Education Ministry has outlined nine ‘interventions’ set to be implemented from January next year to reduce the burden on teachers. |Read more >|NST

 

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 29, 2018 @ 13:45

Free trishaw license renewal in Melaka next year

The state government will be exempting the fees for trishaw license renewal for 325 licensed trishaw operators in Melaka next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec  29, 2018 @ 13:27

Anwar tells Azmin: Use proper channels instead of going to the media

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has been told to use proper channels when raising party matters instead of going to the media.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 29, 2018 @ 13:07

Govt to train 10,000 lay counsellors next year: Wan Azizah

The government aims to produce 10,000 lay counsellors next year to curb the increasingly worrying mental problems in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec  29, 2018 @ 11:15

Azmin Ali calls for review of PKR central leadership council appointments

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has urged President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to review the appointment of party's central leadership council (MPP) line-up.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PTPTN Dec 29, 2018 @ 11:00

PTPTN: Our zakat giving won't affect study loans

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has said its giving out of zakat or obligatory alms in Islam is the fulfilling of its religious obligations, with the fund assuring that it would not affect the giving out of loans to university students. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 29, 2018 @ 09:46

Malays must change their value system to succeed, says Dr M

Government affirmative action to help the Malays in this country will not achieve the objectives if the Malays themselves do not want to change their character and value system in order to succeed, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 09:13

'Bersatu now Malays' party of choice'

Various events have happened since GE14 that saw PH topple the Umno-led BN govt. Of late, the political scene has been rocked by the crossing over of Umno parliamentarians into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). Is Bersatu ready to take over Umno’s role as the party that champions Malay rights? The New Straits Times Press met Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to get his take. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New M'sia in 2018 Dec 29, 2018 

The year in review – the good, the bad and the misfires

Two more days and we’ll be bidding the year 2018 adieu, goodbye, so long, it has been a tumultuous year, full of surprises, upheavals and shocks. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Dec 29, 2018 @ 08:40

Bersatu champions new Bumiputera Agenda as national mission: Muhyiddin

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will champion a new policy on Bumiputera Agenda to be implemented as a national agenda, and can truly develop the Malays and Bumiputeras as a whole. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Dec 29, 2018 @ 08:30

KTMB extends counter operating hours for purchase of ETS, intercity train tickets

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will extend its counter operating hours until 10.30pm for early ticket purchases for the Electric Train Service (ETS) and Intercity trains effective today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 29, 2018 @ 08:27

PH govt efforts to address corruption, abuse of power bearing fruit: Mahathir

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, just seven months into its administration, is gaining confidence that its efforts to address corruption and abuse of power are beginning to bear fruit. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec  29, 2018 @ 07:00

Dept: Tourists cannot bring in animal products

Tourists are not allowed to bring in animal products as authorities tightened the country’s air and sea entry points to keep out the African swine fever (ASF). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 29, 2018 

‘20 pct electricity rebate actually federal govt policy’

The Sarawak government did not revoke the RM20 electricity rebate, which had benefitted thousands of Sarawakians since January 2015. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

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Dec 27

New Malaysia |Govt Programmes | Dec 27, 2018 @ 20:53

FT Ministry aims to hand over 90 housing units to poor via Baiti Jannati project

The Federal Territories Ministry aims to hand over 90 housing units to the underprivileged in the Federal Territory next year under Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s (TNB) ‘Baiti Jannati’ project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL Dec 27, 2018 @ 19:51

DBKL wants registration of all Hindu temples in Kuala Lumpur

Every Hindu temple in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur will have to be registered with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for the authorities to be clear about the temples’ status and those responsible for managing or operating them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL Dec  27, 2018 @ 18:03

2019 DBKL Budget to fulfill urban folks' needs

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has allocated RM2.896 billion for 2019 DBKL Budget to improve the standard of living and the well-being of Kuala Lumpur residents. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec  27, 2018 @ 17:47

DBKL to produce local food through a neighbourhood community project

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is promoting the production of local food through a neighbourhood community project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: PTPTN Dec 27, 2018 @ 16:00

PTPTN gives RM1m to Kedah Zakat Board to help the poor

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) today handed over RM1 million to the Kedah Zakat Board to help zakat recipients and to alleviate poverty in the state. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 27, 2018 @ 15:20

Ministry: Cheaper refined sugar in Sarawak after F&B manufacturers allowed to import raw sugar

Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen today said that the price of refined sugar is expected to be cheaper in the state after the ministry approved food and beverages (F&B) manufacturing company the licence to import of raw sugar. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec  27, 2018 @ 14:50

Rina Harun: 70% of new Form One Mara intake from B40 group

Around 70% of the new Form One intake at Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) schools nationwide for 2019 will be from the B40 group, says Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun. |Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Dec 27, 2018 @ 13:37

Toll hike freeze to cost govt RM994m next year

The freezing of toll hikes for all highways and the abolition of motorcycle tolls beginning 2019 will cost the government RM994.43 million in compensation to toll operators next year, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:14

Inquest to be held into Adib’s death

An inquest will be held to determine the late fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim ‘s cause of death, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Dec  27, 2018 @ 13:32

Hishammuddin's ex-aide found guilty of graft; gets 2 years' jail, 400k fine

A former special officer to Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was sentenced to two years’ jail and a fine of RM400,000 after being found guilty today of accepting an RM80,000 bribe in 2014. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Dec 27, 2018 @ 13:30

Now, Putrajaya freezes toll rates for all highways

The government has chosen to maintain existing toll rates at all expressways in the country for 2019, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:43

PAS Youth to hold rally on New Year’s Eve 

PAS’ Youth wing will hold a rally next Monday to highlight the ruling government’s unfulfilled pledges, which it said has led Malaysians to “suffer” after voting for Pakatan Harapan (PH). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:34

Perak govt keen to partner consumer groups to organise 'Back to school' carnivals

The Perak state government has proposed to work with consumer groups to hold promotional carnivals selling school necessities next year.|Read more >|TheStar
 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Dec  27, 2018 @ 08:19

6-year-olds who start school early must be vetted, says Education Ministry

Six-year-old children have to go through an evaluation process to ensure that they are ready to enter Year One before they are allowed to start school a year early. |Read more >|NST

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Dec 26

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 26, 2018 @ 23:30

Khairy dubs Pakatan’s cash aid ‘dedak BaSaH’

Khairy Jamaluddin today mocked Pakatan Harapan (PH) for utilising the same database and method used by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec  26, 2018 @ 14:21

185,000 households to enjoy RM40 electricity rebate starting Jan 1

 A total of 185,000 households comprising the hardcore poor and the poor will enjoy RM40 electricity rebate, starting from Jan 1. |Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec  26, 2018 @ 12:00

Putrajaya to start cash aid payments in Jan, reuse BR1M records for haste

The Pakatan Harapan government will distribute the RM300 Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) direct cash aid to the Bottom 40th percentile (B40) of households beginning January 28, said Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail 

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New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Dec 26, 2018 @ 11:56

Sarawak to observe public smoking ban

The Health Ministry has clarified that the Sarawak state government is supportive of the federal government’s public smoking ban, which will come into effect on Jan 1, 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New M'sia in 2018 Dec 26, 2018 @ 11:34

Year Ender: Swift government action saves the day after temple riots

Swift government action saved the day for the country in the aftermath of the riots at a temple in Selangor in November. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Dec  26, 2018 @ 10:21

Police to investigate JMM president's inflammatory speech

Police will investigate the inflammatory speech by Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah during the rally in Klang to demand justice for the late fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and the sacking of P. Waytha Moorthy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New M'sia in 2018 Dec 26, 2018 @ 09:30

2018: Year of the anti-corruption sweep in Malaysia

Two days after Pakatan Harapan (PH) captured Putrajaya on May 9, the top agenda of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad under the new government was to eradicate corrupt practices in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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Dec 28

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Dec 28, 2018 @ 21:00

1,709 secondary school students found to be drug positive

A total of 1,709 secondary school students in 176 high-risk areas were found to be positive for drugs as of October this year, according to the Director-General of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK), Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Dec 28, 2018 @ 21:00

Former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli appointed as PKR vice-president

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today announced that former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli has been appointed PKR vice-president, as part of the party’s central leadership (MPP) council line-up.|Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Dec  28, 2018 @ 20:14

Junz Wong: Sabah feels 'shortchanged' by a smaller development allocation than DBKL's

Sabah feels it has been shortchanged by the federal government over its development allocation for the state in Budget 2019, when compared to that given to Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 28, 2018 @ 16:33

National B40 insurance scheme to start on Jan 1, 2019

The National B40 Protection Scheme will officially commence on Jan 1, 2019, and will cover 36 critical illnesses including AIDS, Alzheimer's, blindness, cancer and heart attack. |Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | New Govt Dec  28, 2018 @ 16:28

Tender cancellation at schools due to poor services

Below par performance and failure to achieve a certain target was among the reasons leading to the cancellation of tenders involving various services at schools in Pahang by the Education Ministry. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Dec 28, 2018 @ 16:10

EC rules Sivarraajh cannot contest or vote in Cameron Highlands by-election

Former Cameron Highlands MP Datuk C. Sivarraajh, who is also the MIC vice-president, will not be able to contest or be listed as a voter in the by-election scheduled for Jan 26 of next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Fuel Prices Dec 28, 2018 @ 16:00

Ministry: Closure and stiff fines for petrol station owners who lock pumps before Jan 1

Perak petrol station owners who refuse to sell fuel in these last two days of the year risk being taken to court and seeing their premises closed, the state Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry warned today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Toll Dec 28, 2018 @ 16:00

Baru: Cabinet to get report on toll study in May

The Cabinet will get in May the report on a study to be conducted by an independent accredited audit consultant to be appointed by the Works Ministry next month pertaining to the reduction of toll collection, said Works Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec  28, 2018 @ 15:35

No Cabinet reshuffle in the near future, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again reiterated that there is no need for a Cabinet reshuffle presently. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec  28, 2018 @ 14:23

Immigration: Caning good deterrent against hiring illegal immigrants

Caning would be a good deterrent to keep employers from hiring or harbouring six or more illegal foreign workers, says Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Dec 28, 2018 @ 12:00

PTPTN sets aside RM50,000 for fallen firefighters

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) said today it is setting aside RM50,000 in educational fund for accounts registered to the six firefighters who died in service this year. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 28, 2018 @ 07:22

More inclusive Ops Lestari for Cameron Highlands: DPM

Ops Gading, to overcome the rampant opening of land and the uncontrolled cutting of hills, which were the main factors in incidents of landslides in Cameron Highlands, will be changed to Ops Lestari, mirroring the government’s aspiration to help vegetable farmers in the area. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 28, 2018 @ 07:00

Childcare centres to hike fees in 2019

Taska (childcare centres) are expected to charge between 10% and 30% more next year to keep up with the minimum wage and to cover costs. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 28, 2018 @ 07:00

Industry leaders to chart TVET’s path

Leaders of Malaysian industries are working with the government to develop a skills standard and syllabus that are of international quality, says Department of Skills Development director-general Nidzam Kamarulzaman.
|Read more >|TheStar

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