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ANM in the News Archive December 26 - 31,  2019

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December 31 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 31, 2019 @ 22:00

Cuepacs urges govt to retain critical allowance payment

The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the government to retain the Critical Service Incentive Payment (BIPK) involving 33 service schemes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Dec 31, 2019 @ 22:00

Salahuddin ignores criticism concerning efforts to transform Ministry of Agriculture

In his efforts to bring about a change in the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) which core businesses are for the benefit of the people, Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (pix) has chosen to ignore criticism thrown at him.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Dec 31, 2019 @ 20:00

Finance Ministry to focus on public’s welfare in 2020

The Finance Ministry will focus more on catering to the needs of the man in the street in 2020, said its minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 31, 2019 @ 20:00

Two braille Quran Centres in Terengganu to open in February

People with visual impairments in Terengganu now have the opportunity to study the Braille Quran as two more centres are expected to start operations in February.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 31, 2019 @ 20:00

PM: Celebrate similarities, put aside differences

It is time to put aside differences and celebrate similarities among Malaysians of all races and religions as we enter 2020, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Viewpoints Dec 31, 2019 @ 20:00

Mara slammed for 'betrayal' of Bumiputera govt agency stakeholders

The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM) has taken the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) leadership to task over its new business plan, which the former described as an act of betrayal to Bumiputera government agency stakeholders.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Free Breakfast Programme Dec 31, 2019 @ 19:00

Parties involved in PSP should comply with WHO’s food safety standards

The Selangor Health Department has advised the parties involved in the Free Breakfast Programme (PSP) for school students to follow the food safety and quality standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Dec 31, 2019 @ 19:00

Govt needs another year before implementation of housewife Socso contribution

The government is expected to need another year before it can introduce a new law which will enable housewives to contribute in a new Social Security (Socso) scheme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2019 Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:00

Capturing the year that 2019 was

Getting a job after leaving university is a scary thought for all fresh graduates as the pressure of employment is hard. With the new incentives under Budget 2020, it is good news for all graduates.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:00

Finance Ministry to decide on official vehicles for ministers, govt officers

The Finance Ministry with approval of the Cabinet will decide on official vehicles for ministers and senior government officers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DBKL Dec 31, 2019 @ 17:00

Entry fees proposed for Taman Tasik Titiwangsa to curb vandals

An entry fee may be imposed at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur to curb vandalism at the recreational park, said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), The Malaysian Insight reported.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Dec 31, 2019 @ 17:00

Higher Education Dept steers clear of Zakir question controversy

The Department of Higher Education (JPT) today said it will not get involved in the controversy surrounding a question in an examination paper of a local university.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 312019 @ 16:00

Lawyers: Police should have protected, not prevented Dong Zong conference that was under threat

The police should have facilitated a planned conference last Saturday by Chinese educationist groups despite the threats posed by two counter-rallies by Malay groups, instead of blocking the exercise of the constitutional right to assemble, lawyers have said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 312019 @ 16:00

Pahang govt: Firm action to be taken against business premise owners who fail to use jawi signage

Firm action will be taken against business premise owners in Pahang who do not use the jawi writing on their sign boards from tomorrow after no more extension is given.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Dec 31, 2019 @ 16:00

IGP wants PDRM to embrace ‘Police and the People are Inseparable’ spirit

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador today urged the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) community to embrace and express the spirit of “Police and the People are Inseparable” (Polis dan Masyarakat Berpisah Tiada) while discharging their duties.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 312019 @ 16:00

Police: Gamis protest against Dong Zong tomorrow against assembly law

The Malaysian Muslim Students Coalition’s (Gamis) planned protest against Dong Zong tomorrow will violate the Peaceful Assembly Act, Dang Wangi District Police chief ACP Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Dec 31, 2019 @ 15:00

MyKAS is different from Sabah Temporary Pass, clarifies NRD

The National Registration Department (NRD) has clarified that MyKAS, the special identity card issued to Malaysian-born “stateless” people, has nothing to do with the proposed Sabah Temporary Pass or Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS) for refugees.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt: MoH Dec 31, 2019 @ 15:00

'Decriminalising attempted suicide will improve data accuracy'

The move by the government to decriminalise attempted suicide will improve accuracy of data on suicide in the country, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Digital Tax Dec 31, 2019 @ 14:00

Finance Ministry: Ensuring no double taxation from digital tax

The government is implementing several measures to ensure service providers and local consumers do not face double taxation following the introduction of a six per cent service tax from Jan 1, 2020.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 31, 2019 @ 13:00

More motorcycle lanes need to be built: Miros

The construction of more designated motorcycle lanes including along the existing roads could help reduce road accidents involving motorcyclists and pillion riders in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 312019 @ 13:00

Support for petition to ban vernacular schools spikes after Perlis mufti’s nod

A petition urging the government to prohibit vernacular schools in Malaysia has surged to its 150,000 target after Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin called for his supporters to back this.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 312019 @ 13:00

DPM highlights positive govt measures for 2020

With 2020 just around the corner, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has listed some of the things Malaysians can look forward to in the new year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia PTPTN Repayment Dec 31, 2019 @ 13:00

PTPTN ends year with RM2.07bil in repayments, exceeding target

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) collected an encouraging RM2.07 billion in repayments for 2019, exceeding its RM2 billion target.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Dec 31, 2019 @ 13:00

‘Shared Prosperity’ framework as the compass for Malaysia’s national planning

As we approach the dawn of a new decade, Malaysia will rely on its next big picture of foresight to be an important guide and compass for the country’s national planning over the next 10 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: FT Dec 31, 2019 @ 12:00

Khalid: Review of dubious land transactions secured RM481m for DBKL in 2019

The Federal Territories Ministry secured RM481 million for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) this year, as a result of a review of 97 dubious land transactions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Policies Dec 31, 2019 @ 12:00

Corporate liability, digital tax among laws to be introduced

A host of new laws as well as amendments to existing ones are due to be introduced next year, ranging from those touching on corporate liability, digital tax and police transparency, as well as legislation covering local government elections.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Reforms Dec 31, 2019 @ 12:00

Promising year for judicial reform

The year 2020 will see the continuation of efforts towards judicial reform pledged by the Pakatan Harapan government since it took over the administration.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Dec 31, 2019 @ 07:00

Latheefa: Zero tolerance on abuse in custody

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner has vowed that all allegations of custodial abuse will be treated seriously with full cooperation given to investigating bodies following a report lodged against one of its officers by three police personnel.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 312019

Dr Yii: 10 Sarawak primary schools expected to implement free breakfast programme

Ten primary schools in Sarawak are expected to be part of the first batch of 100 schools nationwide to implement free breakfast programme (PSP) on Jan 20, next year, said Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 30 2019

New Malaysia | Digital Tax Dec 302019 @ 22:00

Govt eases digital tax burden through several measures

The government is implementing several measures to ensure service providers and local consumers do not face double taxation following the introduction of a six per cent service tax from Jan 1, 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT Dec 302019 @ 21:00

Khalid: Review of dubious land transactions secures RM481 million for DBKL in 2019

The Federal Territories Ministry secured RM481 million for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) this year, as a result of a review of 97 dubious land transactions.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: FT Dec 302019 @ 21:00

Transit homes for Kampung Kovil Hilir fire victims

The 13 families who were left homeless in a fire incident at Kampung Kovil Hilir, Jalan Ipoh here on Dec 20 have been offered transit homes by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 30, 2019 @ 19:00

Gobind: Up to AG to act on ‘serious threats’ against Dong Zong

Minister Gobind Singh Deo confirmed today that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has passed the necessary details on the threats against Dong Zong to the police for investigation.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Scheme Dec 302019 @ 19:00

Nothing wrong with PSP; ministry to explain more on new policy

The government will redouble efforts to provide more explanation to the people before the petrol subsidy programme (PSP) is implemented.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Dec 302019 @ 18:00

18% discount on toll rates if govt agrees to PLUS takeover: Lim Guan Eng

Motorists stand to enjoy up to 18% discount in toll rates on the North-South Expressway if the government agrees to the takeover of Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) in the Cabinet meeting next week, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 30, 2019 @ 17 :00

Guan Eng: No reason to cancel Dong Zong's closed-door event

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has expressed disappointment over the court order obtained by police to cancel the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference, stating it was against the New Malaysia policy.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 30, 2019 @ 16:00

Minister: AGC studying details of proposed decriminalisation of suicide bids

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) is identifying effective and appropriate options for the government to proceed with the decriminalisation of attempted suicide, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Dec 30, 2019 @ 16:00

Latheefa: Zero tolerance on MACC officer assaulting policemen during probe

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (pix) vows she will not compromise on custodial abuse, referring to reports on one of her officers alleged to have assaulted three policemen during interrogation.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 30, 2019 @ 16:00

Guan Eng: Let Cabinet decide whether to cut ministers' allowances

The Cabinet will finalise its decision over the proposed takeover of Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) Malaysia Bhd and four other highway concessionaires by Gamuda Berhad next week.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Scheme Dec 302019 @ 16:00

Govt delays implementation of targeted fuel subsidy programme

The government has delayed the implementation of the targeted fuel subsidy programme (PSP) until further notice, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 30, 2019 @ 15:00

KTMB introduces flexi fare for ETS effective March

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is introducing a more affordable fare for those wishing to travel on its Electric Trains Service (ETS) effective March 1 next year with the introduction of the flexi fare.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Dec 30, 2019 @ 15:00

PSS doesn't involve NRD, nothing to do with citizenship, says Sabah Immigration chief

The issuance of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to over 100,000 “inland foreigners” is not a licence to citizenship, says Sabah Immigration Department director Datuk Muhamad Sade Mohd Amin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fakenews Dec 302019 @ 15:00

Penang CM’s Office denies banning early morning prayers at mosques

The office of the Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has denied ordering mosques in the state to withhold early morning prayers as spread on social media.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Highways takeover Dec 302019 @ 14:00

Guan Eng: Cabinet decision on highway takeovers next week

The Cabinet will finalise its decision over the proposed takeover of Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) Malaysia Bhd and four other highway concessionaires by Gamuda Berhad next week.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Dec 30, 2019 @ 14:00

Compound for smokers at eateries from Jan 1

The smoking ban at all prohibited areas including eateries will be fully enforced effective Jan 1 and individuals found smoking at these premises will be subjected to a compound of RM250, said health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 30, 2019 @ 12:00

Evicted Cameron Highlands farmers seek alternative site

Farm owners evicted from the Kuala Terla water catchment area are pleading with the state government to find an alternative site for them.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 30, 2019 @ 12:00

KDN to set up consultative council to strengthen policies, security enforcement

The Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) will set up a Security and Public Order Consultative Council (MPMKKA) which will play a role of advising the ministry on policy planning and matters regarding security enforcement.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 302019

Anifah Aman fails to stay court ruling on Kimanis Parliamentary seat

Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman today failed to stay a Federal Court ruling in nullifying his victory in the Kimanis parliamentary seat in the last general election, pending the hearing of his review application.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 30, 2019 @ 10:00

Holistic plan to rid Malaysia of illegal immigrants

A holistic Plan on Enforcement Against Illegal Immigrants will be launched next year to combat, in a comprehensive manner, the influx of illegal immigrants in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 302019 @ 09:00

Suhakam fears authorities enabling violence after Dong Zong conference derailed by threats

The police’s failure to act on violent threats against the aborted Dong Zong rally last week could be seen as encouraging such behaviour, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Dec 30, 2019 @ 08:00

Three policemen lodge report against MACC officer

Three policemen alleged that a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer hit them when they were recently at the Selangor MACC office in Shah Alam to give their statements.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 302019

Important Bills enacted into laws this year

The year 2019 has been quite an eventful one for Sarawak with the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) passing several new Bills.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Opposition Dec 302019 @ 07:00

As 2020 looms, is right-wing politics on the rise in Malaysia Baharu?

As Malaysia enters 2020 under the administration of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, pockets of discontentment have begun to surface, with the political right seemingly gaining momentum mere months after GE14. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 302019 @ 07:00

Make introduction of Jawi optional

I heard some people say that Dong Zong is an extremist organisation. I know them as a group of Chinese organisations committed to protecting Chinese schools.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 302019

Sarawak firm on reclaiming rights under MA63

THE Sarawak government is not dropping its demand for oil royalties from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) and shall continue imposing the 5 per cent sales tax on petroleum products as part of recovering Sarawak’s rights, which have been eroded over the years.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Digital Tax Dec 302019 @ 07:00

Small-time traders will feel pinch of 6% digital tax

Small-time business owners say they will feel the pinch of the 6% digital tax while some consumers say they have to wait and see how the tax will affect them.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 302019 @ 07:00

Council to organise forum to discuss Jawi issue

The Majlis Perundingan Melayu (MPM) or Malay Consultative Council will be organising an open forum of their own to discuss the Jawi issue, says MPM representative Ellie Suriati Omar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags Dec 302019 @ 07:00

Clarify school fund administration, ministry urged

Indian parents have urged the Education Ministry to clarify the responsibilities of Tamil school headmasters and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) in administering funds provided, reported Malaysia Nanban.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 302019

Plastic-straw ban: SMC to use Styrofoam experience as benchmark in enforcement

The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) strives to ensure effective enforcement of the ban against single-use straws at all eateries under its areas of jurisdiction, by banking on its experience in implementing the same ban against the use of food containers made from Styrofoam.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 29 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 292019 @ 23:00

Rina supports proposal to cut ministers, politicians’ allowances

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun supports the proposal to cut the allowances of politicians and ministers.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 29, 2019 @ 20:00

Government to take moderate stand on Uighur issue, says Saifuddin

KUANTAN: The government has appointed the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (Istac) to conduct a detailed study on reports of alleged atrocities committed by the Chinese government against the Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 29, 2019 @ 19:00

Gamis does not want Education Ministry to kowtow on Jawi issue

Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (Gamis) has urged the Education Ministry (MoE) not to give in to the demands of certain quarters seeking to undermine the implementation of Jawi in schools.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 29, 2019 @ 19:00

Government monitoring child car seats sold online

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is keeping a close eye on the sale of child car seats on the internet.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 292019 @ 18:00

Home Minisry: E-registration for China, India tourists isn't for those who overstay

Tourists from China and India can only reapply to enter Malaysia via the visa-free Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI) system 45 days after they leave the country, says the Home Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 29, 2019 @ 17:30

Anifah backs Barisan in Kimanis, stresses immigrant issue

Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who has decided against defending the Kimanis seat he held for 20 years, says he fully backs Barisan Nasional in the Jan 18 parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 292019 @ 17:00

Over 8,000 pupils in Sabah will benefit from free breakfast programme, says state education director

Over 8,000 pupils from 15 primary schools in Sabah will participate in the free breakfast programme (PSP) beginning January 20, said Sabah education director Dr Mistirine Radin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flag Labuan Port Dec 292019 @ 17:00

MACC submits report on Labuan port to HQ

The Labuan Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has submitted a report on alleged conspiracy in the Labuan port’s tender process to its headquarters for further action.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 292019 @ 17:00

Jawi Congress wants implementation to be postponed

Seven resolutions, including one to postpone the introduction of Jawi in the vernacular school syllabus indefinitely, were passed at a congress here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 29, 2019 @ 16:00

SEKAT: To court if Education Ministry refuses dialogue on khat implementation

 The National Congress on Jawi will take the Education Ministry to court if it refuses to discuss or engage in a dialogue session on the implementation of the khat (jawi calligraphic script) in vernacular schools.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Dec 292019 @ 15:00

Eatery owners, operators ready for smoking ban

Eatery owners and operators are ready for the implementation of the smoking ban with the no-smoking signage and notices having been put up at their respective premises, although they have more two days to do so before the ban comes into force.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 292019 @ 13:00

Hadi defends 'Malay world' remark, tells other races to be grateful to Malays who came first

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang defended today his earlier remark aimed at ethnic Chinese educationists that they were living in a "Malay World" by asserting that the other Malaysian races should be grateful to the Malays who were the first occupiers of the land.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 292019 @ 11:00

Johor Umno Youth seeks Lokman Adam’s expulsion over attacks against Hishammuddin

Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam should be sacked for verbally attacking former vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Johor Umno Youth chief Mohd Hairi Mad Shah said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 29, 2019 @ 09:00

Cheap sales can take place any time from Jan 2: Saifuddin Nasution

Cheap sales can take place anytime starting Jan 2 next year instead of just four times a year, according to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Yadim preaching Dec 292019 @ 08:00

Religious NGO calls on Education Ministry to withdraw permission for Yadim preaching activities

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) has called on the Education Ministry to withdraw permission given to Rakan Siswa Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) to carry out preaching activities (activiti dakwah) in schools and education institutions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 292019 @ 07:00

Here’s a list of 15 policies and laws to get you excited about 2020

Here is a list of new laws and policies which are taking effect next year, some even as early as January 1, 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 292019 @ 07:00

Groups call for protection of the right to speech

After the police barred Dong Jiao Zong from holding a meeting to discuss the implementation of the Jawi calligraphy module in vernacular schools, concerned groups are calling for the protection of the right to speech.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 29, 2019 @ 07:00

DJZ: We will initiate talks

Dong Jiao Zong says it will take a different approach to resolving the issue of the teaching of the Jawi script in vernacular schools.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Jawi forum to proceed

The national congress that is aimed at deradicalising the issue of Jawi in schools will go ahead today.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 292019 @ 07:00

More calls to reinstate allowance

Calls to reinstate the Critical Service Incentive Allowance have grown louder, although the government has agreed to defer its abolition until further discussion by the Cabinet.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Dec 292019 @ 07:00

Visa-free 2020 entry for tourists from China and India

Tourists from China and India will be able to visit Malaysia without a tourist visa next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 292019

PKR Sarawak will consider giving way to Bersatu for seats to contest in, says Baru

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak is willing to consider giving way to Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition member Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Bersatu (Bersatu) if the latter needs seats to contest in the next Sarawak state election, which is expected to be held in 2021.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 28 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 28, 2019 @ 23:00

KDN taking proactive measures to resolve issues on citizenship application

The Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) is taking proactive measures to resolve the problems involving citizenship application particularly for children without any document in this country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Dec 28, 2019 @ 22:00

PH Wanita to place 6,000 members to assist in Kimanis by-election

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Wanita wing is ready to place 6,000 members in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency to assist the election machinery to secure the victory for the candidate of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) in the upcoming by-election.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 28, 2019 @ 22:00

LPP wants JPS to be placed under agriculture ministry

The Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) has urged the government to place the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) so that irrigation and drainage problems could be tackled more effectively.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 28, 2019 @ 21:00

Report: ‘Strong enforcement action’ against unlicensed Singapore-Johor carpool services

Drivers caught providing hire-and-reward carpool services between Singapore and Johor without a valid public service vehicle licence (PSVL) could be jailed and fined, CNA reported today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 28, 2019 @ 20:00

iGuru: Resolve Jawi controversy through dialogues

The khat controversy should be resolved through dialogues between the Education Ministry and both the pro and opposition groups.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 28, 2019 @ 20:00

Cut ministers, politicians' allowances if necessary, says Azmin

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is of the view that there should be no problem for ministers and politicians’ allowances to be slashed to support the government efforts to better manage the country’s spending.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 28, 2019 @ 19:00

Dr Wan Azizah urges parents to monitor children’s internet, smartphone usage

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has called on parents to take an interest in terms such as sexting and cybersex grooming which are serious social ills that could happen to their children with uncontrolled internet and smart phone usage.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 28, 2019 @ 19:00

Farm eviction: Farmers get ready to vacate

Farmers along Sungei Ichat in Kuala Terla, Cameron Highlands are racing against time to clear out their farming equipment by Monday.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Dr Wan Azizah: Financial literacy needed at all levels of society

Financial literacy is needed at all levels of society because it can serve as the first line of defence for consumers against unfair market practices, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 28, 2019 @ 16:00

MMA urges govt to set up healthcare service commission

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is proposing that the government considers setting up a Healthcare Service Commission for the healthcare sector as a long term solution to address the issue of wage and income.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Mestecc committed to addressing environment, climate change issues

he shipping back of plastic waste to their countries of origin, the need for strict controls on imports of plastic waste and addressing issues related to open burning and the haze, were among initiatives taken by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) in 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

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December 28 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 28, 2019 @ 15:00

More than 2,000 MPKK applications received from Sarawak: Baru Bian

More than 2,000 applications have been received for the setting up of Village Community Management Councils (MPKK) in Sarawak so far, according to Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 28, 2019 @ 15:00

Remedial measures to be taken to ensure safety of residents

Immediate remedial measures would be taken against soil movement detected at Taman Kelab Ukay.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programme Dec 28, 2019 @ 15:00

Terengganu distributes RM10m early school assistance

Early school assistance amounting to RM10 million for more than 80,000 recipients across Terengganu is expected to be fully distributed by Dec 31, according to Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 28, 2019 @ 15:00

Umno sec-gen denies claims of interference in party probe against Hishammuddin

Umno today denied claims of interference in the party’s disciplinary hearing against former vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 282019 @ 15:00

Govt should reinstate Critical Service Incentive Allowance, say health associations

Five associations representing the interests of health professionals have collectively urged the government to reinstate the Critical Service Incentive Allowance (BIPK).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 28, 2019 @ 14:00

After DAP, MCA flays cops for halting Chinese congress

MCA has joined in DAP’s public criticism against the police for preventing Dong Zong’s planned congress.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 28, 2019 @ 14:00

Kit Siang: Police should take action against those threatening to cause unrest due to Dong Jiao Zong

Lim Kit Siang has called on the police to take action against those who had threatened to cause unrest due to the gathering by Chinese educationist group Dong Jiao Zong to discuss the implementation of Jawi in vernacular schools.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 28, 2019 @ 14:00

Hold delegates' conference to elect MTUC leaders, RoS urged

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has come a long way since its establishment in 1948 only to throw it all away for the alleged factions which has led to cracks within the organisation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programme Dec 28, 2019 @ 13:00

Govt ready to distribute subsidies via the Petrol Subsidy Programme

Counting out the days to 2020, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is ready for the implementation of the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP).|Read more >|SunDaily

Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP)

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 282019

Mass polio vaccination launched

The Health Ministry yesterday launched a mass immunisation campaign after a three-month-old boy from here was confirmed to have contracted polio, 27 years since the disease was eradicated from the country.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Case Dec 28, 2019 @ 11:00

IGP: Talk that Yusoff Rawther cheated in polygraph test is just speculation

Talk of Muhammed Yusoff Rawther cheating in the polygraph test is just speculation, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 28, 2019 @ 11:00

As Chinese congress barred, analysts say dialogue between Chinese, Malay communities urgently needed

Now that the police have stepped in to stop the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference in Kajang today, what’s next?|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandals: Sodomy Case Dec 28, 2019 @ 10:00

IGP: Yusoff Rawther's polygraph test results not for public consumption

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has dismissed as “speculation” claims that Muhammed Yusoff Rawther had lied in his polygraph test conducted on Dec 17.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 28, 2019 @ 10:00

IGP says Jawi rally nixed over security concerns; denies hand in court order

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador believes that the court order obtained by Kajang police to cancel today’s planned rally against the introduction of Jawi in vernacular schools was done in the interest of security.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 28, 2019 @ 08:00

Govt making citizenship applications for undocumented children faster: Muhyiddin

The Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) is taking proactive measures to resolve the problems involving citizenship application particularly for children without any document in this country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Dec 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Racial and religious issues burden the police, says IGP

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador described the racial and religious issues raised by certain quarters lately as burdening the Royal Malaysia Police.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programme Dec 282019 @ 07:00

RM9mil subsidy for sea transport stays

The Federal Government will continue to allocate the annual RM9mill subsidy for travellers’ sea transport cost from Labuan to Sabah and Sarawak and back next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Dec 282019 @ 07:00

SAPP: PSS a ‘passport’ to citizenship

Sabah’s political parties are continuing the debate on the proposed implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) for “inland foreigners”, with an Opposition party claiming that it is a “passport” for citizenship.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Dec 282019 @ 07:00

Group: New minimum wage delayed

The new RM1,200 minimum wage will not be implemented on Jan 1,2020, unlike what was announced earlier by the Human Resources Ministry, according to the SME Association of Malaysia, reported Sin Chew Daily.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 282019 @ 07:00

Clear out by the weekend, settlers told

Settlers affected by the ongoing enforcement operation in Cameron Highlands can clear out their belongings during the weekend, says the Pahang Mentri Besar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Dec 28, 2019

MEF chided for fear mongering on minimum wage hike

Three organisations including Sarawak Bank Employees Union (SBEU) have called on Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) to stop the fear mongering on minimum wage hike.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 282019

Polio vaccine for all children aged five and under in Sabah

Children aged five and under in Sabah will be given oral polio vaccine in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus which was discovered in the state recently, said state Health and People’s Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 27 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 27, 2019 @ 22:00

Malacca to discuss with Felda over land issues affecting settlers

The Malacca government will discuss with the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and its settlers on finding a solution to issues affecting land belonging to the agency in the state, which the settlers claimed are burdening them.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Dec 27, 2019 @ 21:00

Breakfast programme to start on Jan 20 in 100 schools

The first phase of free breakfast programme (PSP) will be implemented on January 20, 2020 at 100 primary schools nationwide, according to the Education Ministry (KPM).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 21:00

Malay group declares ‘victory’ after Chinese congress cancelled by court order

Malay group Angkatan Gerak Minda Malaysia (Agra) said today it has cancelled its plan to protest against the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference tomorrow, after the event was cancelled following a court order.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Cameron farmland intrusion Dec 272019 @ 19:00

Cameron Highlands enforcement suspended for three days

Enforcement against illegal farming activities in the Kuala Terla water catchment area in Sungai Ichat, Cameron Highlands has been suspended for three days effective Friday (Dec 27), announces Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 18:00

Fearing riots and affray, cops get court order barring Chinese congress from going ahead

The police said today they have obtained a court order barring organisers from holding the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference in Kajang tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 18:00

Malay groups plan two rallies in Kajang tomorrow to protest against Chinese congress

Around 40 Malay-Muslim groups said today they are planning two demonstrations in protest against the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference in Kajang tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Dec 27, 2019 @ 19:00

CAP calls for harsher punishment for environment polluters

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has called for a mandatory jail sentence and hefty fines against those who pollute the environment.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 19:00

Dong Jiao Zong says will abide by court order, cancel Chinese congress

Dong Jiao Zong said today it will abide by a court order barring the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference from going ahead tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 17:00

Remember you’re living in a ‘Malay world’, Hadi warns Dong Zong ahead of congress

Islamist party PAS lambasted Dong Zong today for allegedly behaving unethically in a multi-ethnic society, ahead of the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference that the Chinese educationists’ group is co-organising with Jiao Zong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 27, 2019 @ 17:00

Business owners can register trademark via Madrid system starting today

Starting from today, business owners in Malaysia can register their brand name and trademark in 122 countries through the Madrid System, an international trademark system applicable in countries who are members of the Madrid Protocol system.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Dec 272019 @ 17:00

SAPP tells govt: Don't implement PSS until 'serious' concerns are resolved

The government should not implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) until it resolves the concerns raised at the recent roundtable discussion, says John Stephens Dionysius.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 27, 2019 @ 13:00

Minister: PM has agreed to postpone critical service allowance cut pending Cabinet meet

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to delay the allowance cut for civil servants in critical service pending a decision from the next Cabinet meeting, according to Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 27, 2019 @ 13:00

'Critical allowance cut will destroy well-established medical services'

Several quarters, including leaders from both sides of the political divide, have rallied to object to the abolishment of the Critical Service Incentive Payment (BIPK).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 09:00

Jawi lessons just for ‘national heritage’, everyday items, Education Dept official says

Jawi lessons that will proceed for Standard Four, Five and Six next year will only include three pages which will educate pupils on the scriptures that is inscribed on everyday items and national heritage, said Ministry of Education (MoE) deputy director-general Habibah Abdul Rahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 27, 2019 @ 09:00

Why is jawi issue controversial? Miscommunication and ‘fear factor’, says group

Miscommunication among stakeholders and a “fear factor” from minority communities are among the reasons why the teaching of jawi in vernacular schools have become an issue, a forum on the matter was told.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 272019 @ 07:00

Immigration DG: Only authorities allowed to nab illegals

The newly-formed Skuad Sukarelawan Putra, which purportedly aims to help authorities catch illegal immigrants, is neither authorised nor recognised by authorities, says Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 272019 @ 07:00

Perak convinces Nordic countries to bring in TVET

Perak is set to be the first state to have Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) by Nordic countries for pondok school students, says the state Islamic Religion and Malay Customs Council (MAIPk). The programme is a collaboration between MAIPk and several countries such as Finland, Sweden and Norway.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Dec 272019 @ 07:00

Better grade RON95 to make debut

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

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 272019 @ 07:00

New medical grads see red over incentive cut

Incoming medical professionals are up in arms over the government’s decision to eliminate the Critical Service Incentive Allowance for new appointments beginning Jan 1.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Dec 272019

Sarawak to fully enforce smoking, vaping ban from Jan 1 — Penguang

The smoking and vaping ban in all food premises, effective Jan 1, 2020 will be fully enforced by the state Health Department, said Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Datu Dr Penguang Manggil.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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December 26 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 262019 @ 00:00

Critical service allowance was cut because it no longer met criteria, says PSD deputy DG

The abolition of the Critical Service Incentive Allowance (BIPK) involving 33 service schemes is because it no longer meets the criteria for granting the allowance, the Public Service Department (PSD).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Dec 26, 2019 @ 23:00

Public hospitals in Selangor awarded HACCP and GMP certifications

Seven government hospital kitchens in Selangor have successfully obtained the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification while 11 more hospital kitchens were awarded the Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP) certification since 2006, said state Health director, Datuk Dr Khalid Ibrahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Dec 26, 2019 @ 22:00

Dong Jiao Zong says cooperating with cops to ensure Chinese congress runs smoothly

Dong Jiao Zong said today that it will cooperate with the police to ensure the safety of the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference this Saturday, amid threats from some Malay-Muslim groups.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Dec 26, 2019 @ 22:00

BREAKING: Apandi Ali quits as Umno Disciplinary Chief

Former attorney-general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali (pix) today confirmed that he is quitting as Umno disciplinary board chairman, barely a year after his appointment.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 26, 2019 @ 21:00

JPA: Critical service allowance costs Putrajaya over RM1b per year

The Public Service Department (JPA) has revealed today that Putrajaya would have spent RM1.05 billion next year, if it continues to pay the Critical Services Incentive Payment (BIPK) to new civil services hires.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Dec 26, 2019 @ 21:00

Muhyiddin: Govt to form single border agency

A border agency will be formed to oversee and strengthen security along national borders, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Proposition Dec 26, 2019 @ 20:00

PDRM requests for personnel to be treated at military hospitals

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has appealed to the government to provide an allocation to allow its personnel to seek treatment at the Armed Forces hospitals.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: BIPK Dec 26, 2019 @ 19:00

Health Ministry to discuss critical allowance issue with PSD soon

Health Ministry will hold a meeting with the Public Service Department (PSD) soon to discuss the Critical Service Incentive Payment (BIPK) issue.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MTUC Dec 26, 2019 @ 19:00

MTUC to know fate in one week

Malaysian Trades Union Congress' (MTUC) is expected to know its fate in one week, after the Selangor Registrar of Societies (RoS) has completed its probe into mismanagement complaints on the organisation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Dec 26, 2019 @ 18:00

Floods: Malacca development projects to provide good drainage system

The