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Feb 10, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 10, 2019 @ 19:57

Taxpayers with no foreign bank account need not fret: Lim

Taxpayers who do not have foreign bank accounts need not worry if they receive a letter or e-mail from the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) under the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (PKPS). |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 10, 2019 @ 19:57

Ahmad Faizal requests public to help curb illegal logging activities in Perak

Members of the public, including NGOs, have been requested to help the Perak state government combat illegal logging activities in the state by lodging reports with the police and the Forestry Department. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Feb 10, 2019 @ 19:30

Solicitor General defends conveying government’s directive not to delay corruption cases

Solicitor General III Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria today defended his letter conveying the government’s directive that there should be no delays in the prosecution of corruption cases linked to the previous government. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 10, 2019 @ 18:21

Gov't provides inclusive allocation for all education institutions - Finance ministry

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government today stressed that it provides inclusive assistance to all types of registered educational institutions, free of political influence, and based on the government’s financial capabilities. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Feb 10, 2019 @ 18:18

Health ministry allows doctors 14-day leave to help in humanitarian missions

The Health Ministry (KKM) has given relaxation to government medical doctors, especially surgeons, to take unrecorded leave to become volunteers in any humanitarian mission to countries facing unrest. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 10, 2019 @ 19:49

Shafie: Truly affordable houses to be built in Tanjung Aru

Tanjung Aru will see some development soon, starting with the construction of houses that even middle-income earners can afford, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. ​|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Feb 10, 2019 @ 17:43

FT ministry intensifies efforts to gazette public parks nationwide

The Federal Territories Ministry is intensifying efforts to gazette public parks across the country, covering at least 250 acres in each state. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Opposition:MCA Feb 10, 2019 @ 17:03

Local participation should be enhanced if ECRL takes off

While the government is re-negotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract, it would be good to include and consider more participation by local contractors if the project takes off again, said MCA vice-president Senator Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 10, 2019 @ 14:30

Asset declarations a living scheme, minister explains

Public officials who did not complete their mandatory asset declarations last October will still do so, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said to assure the public the process was ongoing. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 10, 2019 @ 14:11

Mandatory counselling possible for parents with addicted children

Parents of children addicted to drugs may have to attend compulsory counselling sessions in the future. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 10, 2019 @ 12:54

Najib’s SRC trial kicks off Tuesday, prosecution readies nine witnesses for day one

On Tuesday (Feb 12), as fixed earlier, the High Court here is scheduled to begin the hearing of cases involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who has been slapped with dozens of charges relating to money laundering, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:53

Former Kota Tinggi MP pleads not guilty to two corruption charges

Former Kota Tinggi Member of Parliament Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun Narrashid pleaded not guilty to two charges of corruption at the sessions court here, today. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 10, 2019 @ 08:30

With many still in B40 group, minister says the previous govt failed farmers, fishermen

Datuk Salahuddin Ayub has said that the government’s policies in the last 60 years have failed Malaysia’s farmers, fishermen and smallholders because many are still caught in the bottom 40 per cent (B40). |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Remain impartial, MCA tells AGC

The MCA has called on the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) to remain impartial and be free from political interference following allegations it was taking instructions from the Exe­cutive branch of the government.
|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 10, 2019 

‘No’ to proposal to recognise Bugis, Javanese as Sabah natives

The Hak Asal Rakyat Untuk Sabah (HARUS) held a peaceful gathering at the Double Six Monument in Sembulan here yesterday to urge the government to drop a proposal of recognizing Bugis and Javanese as natives in Sabah and respect the rights of Sabah natives. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Feb 09, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 09, 2019 @ 18:43

Ministry to focus on developing high-speed Internet access in rural areas

The Rural Development Ministry will focus on the development of high-speed Internet access infrastructure in rural areas to attract youth to venture into online businesses.​|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Feb 09, 2019 @ 17:40

MACC nabs former Johor MP over alleged Felda-linked bribe

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a former Johor MP over alleged bribes amounting to RM230,000 for a project linked to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda).|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Projects: 3rd National Car Feb 09, 2019 @ 17:30

Minister: Planned ecosystem important for third national car hub

The formation of a planned ecosystem is important to ensure the third national car project hub could be developed in Melaka, specifically, Alor Gajah Parliament, said Minister of Entrepreneur Development Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof. |Read more > |Malaymail


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 09, 2019 @ 16:49

Sabah CM: A year for creating job opportunities and economic spinoffs

Sabah businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to go for investments that can help develop the state.|Read more > |TheStar


New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 09, 2019 @ 16:00

PPBM’s campaign in Semenyih will focus on allaying Malay fears, Muhyiddin says

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will make Malay suspicion of Pakatan Harapan a core campaign issue in the Semenyih by-election in the face of the race politics expected from rivals, Umno and PAS. |Read more > |Malaymail


New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Feb 09, 2019 @ 15:41

Felda schemes identified as potential drug abuse areas

Felda schemes, People’s Housing Programmes (PHP) and fishing villages are identified as high-risk areas for drug abuse activities, said National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 09, 2019 @ 15:01

Bersatu to announce Semenyih by-election candidate on Feb 14

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will announce its candidate for the Semenyih by-election next Thursday (Feb 14).|Read more > |TheStar


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 09, 2019 @ 15:00

Annual aid for 70,000 Armed Forces vets in limbo after BN’s ouster from Putrajaya, source says

The Armed Forces may not have the funds to dole out assistance to 70,000 veterans believed to be living below the poverty line, as uncertainty engulf the status of the Bantuan Bakti Negara (BBN) programme. |Read more > |Malaymail


New Malaysia | Viewpoints: civil service Feb 09, 2019 @ 11:55

Discipline civil servants not carrying out directives of PH govt: Patriot

Civil servants, irrespective of their status and ranks, found intentionally or negligently not carrying out the directives of the new government should face disciplinary action, said National Patriot Association (Patriot) president Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 09, 2019 @ 11:30

Humbled Goldman Sachs still faces questions on 1MDB

Goldman Sachs's decision to potentially cut bonuses for top executives over the 1MDB scandal reflects an acknowledgement at shareholder and public outrage over the debacle. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 09, 2019 @ 11:16

Voter files suit to stop Semenyih by-election, says one-man EC unconstitutional

A registered voter is applying for an injunction to halt the Semenyih by-election, challenging the validity of the Election Commission as it is currently run by only the chairman. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 09, 2019 @ 10:48

Plans underway to set up Sibu Development Board

The Sarawak government is setting up a Sibu Development Board (SDB) to draw up the direction of Sibu’s development in three key sectors, namely tourism, agriculture and education. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 09, 2019 @ 09:24

Defence Ministry studying alternatives to help armed forces veterans

The Defence Ministry is studying alternative ways of helping to lighten the burden of the cost of living for veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF). |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 09, 2019 

Abang Johari announces Miri City Hall for resort city, more connectivity with own airline

A Miri City Hall costing RM70 million will be built to strengthen the diversity of tourism attractions in the resort city and enhance its economic development. |Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 09, 2019 @ 09:17

Govt to work harder to enable the people to improve life: Muhyiddin

The government will work harder to give more opportunities especially in terms of occupation to the people in efforts to improve their living standards, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Viewpoints: environment Feb 09, 2019 @ 07:30

As waste landfill in Penang nears full capacity, state exco suggests ‘waste generators pays’ system

With the sole solid waste landfill in Penang at Pulau Burung nearing full capacity, factories and those in the construction industry may now need to pay for generating waste in the state. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Probe into RM90mil ramps up

The anti-graft investigation into the alleged controversy involving PAS and RM90mil in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds has picked up steam, with several of its current and past leaders hauled in for questioning.
|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 09, 2019 @ 07:00

MCA sets in motion plan for dissolution of Barisan

MCA never wavered from its proposal for the dissolution of Barisan Nasional and is ready to raise the matter at the coalition’s supreme council meet, said party president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 09, 2019 

Corrupt ministers, elected reps out of next election, says Shafie

Sabah Cabinet ministers and elected representatives found to be involved in corruption and irregularities would be dropped and would not be nominated to contest the next general election, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said yesterday.|Read more >|BorneoPost


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Feb 08, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 08, 2019 @ 22:30

Utusan no longer under Umno’s direct control

The publisher of Malay daily Utusan Malaysia is no longer directly controlled by Umno today, after 31.6 per cent stake of the company was bought over by former Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Datuk Abd Aziz Sheikh Fadzir today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 08, 2019 @ 22:06

MACC records Ambiga's statement about RM90mil alleged payment to PAS

Former Bersih chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has had her statement recorded over claims that PAS received RM90mil from former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.​|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 21:30

PM says still undecided on Marzuki

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that there is no decision yet about Datuk Marzuki Yahya’s fate over his allegedly dubious credential. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Feb 08, 2019 @ 21:19

Bersatu yet to decide to spread wings to Sabah: Mahathir

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has yet to decide whether to spread its wings to Sabah, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The Prime Minister and Bersatu chairman added that the matter had to be discussed first by the party top leadership.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 08, 2019 @ 20:30

Annuar: Umno to take legal action against Sabah defectors

Former Sabah Umno members contesting on Barisan Nasional tickets in the recent 14th general election (GE14) and quitting the party will receive summonses from Umno, said party secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 20:16

Racial identity cannot be gauge to assess economic success: Mahathir

Racial identity cannot be used as a gauge to evaluate economic success because all the people have the opportunity to achieve progress, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 20:06

Malaysia can prosper only if wealth is distributed fairly among the races

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad fears that a greater gap in wealth between the rich and poor could lead to chaos in the country. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 08, 2019 @ 19:34

High Court allows prosecution to withdraw application for Rizal, Rosmah’s joint trial

The HIgh Court today allowed the prosecution to withdraw its application to transfer the case of Datuk Rizal Mansor, who is facing four corruption charges in connection with the solar energy project in Sarawak, to be tried jointly with Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s case. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 19:30

Agong to officially open Dewan Rakyat sitting on March 11

The ceremonial opening of the Second Term of the 14th Parliament Session is expected to be performed by the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on March 11. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF Feb 08, 2019 @ 17:57

MoF will intervene to strengthen people’s retirement savings

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will make an intervention, if necessary, to ensure the people’s retirement savings are strengthened for the long-term, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 17:30

Anti-logging protest will hurt timber industry, says Perak MB

Protests against logging activities near Kampung Orang Asli Cenux in Gerik will only hurt the timber industry, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New State Policies Feb 08, 2019 @ 17:17

All N Sembilan state govt depts must ensure Budget 2019 implemented

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun has urged all departments in the state to ensure that what was passed in the Negri Sembilan Budget 2019 in Dec 2018 are immediately implemented. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Feb 08, 2019 @ 16:47

Individuals with overseas bank accounts urged to declare income to IRB

Individuals with overseas bank accounts and those having previously undeclared income are being urged to report it immediately to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB). |Read more >|SunDaily



New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 08, 2019 @ 15:30

Investigate finances of all political parties, not just that of PAS, Hadi tells MACC

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to not just investigate his party’s finances but also that of all other political parties. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 08, 2019 @ 11:43

Najib slapped with three more money laundering charges

Datuk Seri Najib Razak was charged again at the Sessions Court here with three counts of money laundering involving RM47 million five years ago. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 08, 2019 @ 11:30

Zahid: Umno-PAS cooperation is sincere, not a political gimmick

The cooperation between Umno and PAS is not a “political gimmick” but a sincere collaboration for the sake of Islam, the Malays and the country, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Viewpoints: MoT Feb 08, 2019 @ 11:15

‘Suspend driving licences of motorists who do not pay summonses’

The authorities should come down hard on errant motorists who disregard traffic summonses. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 09:05

MB Inc confirmes illegal land-exploration activities in Bukit Kledang

Perak Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) today confirmed the existence of illegal land exploration activities near Bukit Kledang here for the purpose of oil palm plantations. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Feb 08, 2019 @ 08:11

3.5 Million people above 60 in 2020

Malaysia’s status as an ageing nation will soon become a reality when the number of people aged 60 and above is expected to reach 3.5 million next year. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Shafie: No need for Bersatu here

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal says Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)should not spread its wings to Sabah.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 08, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Umno needs to have new culture’

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan says there is a need for Umno to rid itself of its past negativity. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 08, 2019 

Sabah CM Shafie warns against playing the race card

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal yesterday reminded all quarters not to play the race card, saying it could be the basis for disunity in the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost


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Feb 07, 2019

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 07, 2019 @ 22:30

Tok Mat: As far as I know, Umno never paid RM90m to PAS

Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today said that his party never gave RM90 million to PAS as alleged by Sarawak Report. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Viewpoints: MoT Feb 07, 2019 @ 18:34

Miros’ proposal on designated motorcycle lanes for all roads

Providing designated motorcycle lanes on all roads is likely to reduce the risk of accidents involving the vehicle, especially those with small capacity engines, according to Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) chairman Datuk Suret Singh. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 07, 2019 @ 17:56

High Court withdraws three charges against Najib at A-G’s request

The High Court here today allowed three money-laundering charges against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in the SRC International Bhd case to be withdrawn. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 07, 2019 @ 17:43

Semenyih by-election: Kuan Chee Heng pushes transportation agenda

Kuan Chee Heng, the founder of the Community Policing Malaysia, will issue a statutory declaration (SD) instead of a manifesto in his campaign for the Semenyih by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 07, 2019 @ 17:16

RM90mil payment: PAS members among four to have their statements recorded by MACC

Authorities will be calling four individuals, including PAS members, as they begin their probe into claims that the party had received RM90mil of the 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 07, 2019 @ 17:10

Court of Appeal allows adjournment of Najib’s three appeals

The Court of Appeal today allowed for an adjournment to hear three appeals by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving interlocutory matters in connection with his criminal charges over funds belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 07, 2019 @ 15:55

Govt to develop model for care of the elderly: Wan Azizah

The government is to implement a diagnostic study to develop an integrated and sustainable long-term model for the care of elderly people, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 07, 2019 @ 15:42

Govt only promotes own products: Wan Azizah

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today the government only promotes its own products, and does not get involved in promoting private products. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 07, 2019 @ 12:31

Tabung Harapan account closes with over RM202 million

Generous Malaysians have contributed a whopping RM202,716,775.10 to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM) since it was launched on May 30, 2018.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 07, 2019 @ 11:31

Sarawak Pakatan to begin seat allocation talks for state election

In anticipation of possible early state elections, Sarawak Pakatan Harapan has fixed Feb 24 to kick off discussions on the allocation of the state’s 82 constituencies. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Feb 07, 2019 @ 09:30

Working with ‘status quo minded’ officers not easy, agriculture minister concedes

Datuk Salahuddin Ayub has admitted that being the minister in-charge of feeding the nation has been tough since day one and it’s made tougher still by his officers and their pride. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Feb 07, 2019 @ 08:17

Malaysia ranks 1st in world's best healthcare category

Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, was ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Fakenews Feb 07, 2019 @ 07:34

Finance minister 'never issued statement'

The Finance Ministry yesterday said its minister, Lim Guan Eng, had never issued a statement or a directive requiring Muslims to perform umrah through Tabung Haji (TH) and not through independent or private travel agencies.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt: Amanah Feb 07, 2019 @ 07:30

Amanah seeks to open eyes on Malay, Muslim rights under Pakatan

Datuk Salahuddin Ayub wants to make one thing very clear about the position of Malays and Islam under Pakatan Harapan (PH) ― there will be no erosion under the new government. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Fakenews Feb 07, 2019 @ 07:08

Cabinet reshuffle is fake news, says DR M

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has dismissed talk about an immediate cabinet reshuffle. “There is no reshuffle. Any news on that (cabinet reshuffle) is fake news,” he said at a Chinese New Year open house here yesterday.  |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 07, 2019 @ 07:00

PSM to contest in Semenyih

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) is to contest the Semenyih state by-election on March 2.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 06, 2019 

State will review smoking ban to ensure no conflicting laws, says Dr Sim

Sarawak will review the Local Government Ordinance on the smoking ban in the state, including aiming to amend it to ensure state and federal laws over it are uniform. |Read more >|BorneoPost


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Feb 06, 2019

New Malaysia | Fakenews Feb 06, 2019 @ 22:18

Perak Forestry Dept denies threatening Orang Asli community

The Perak Forestry Department has strongly denied allegations that the department had issued threats against the Orang Asli in Kampung Tasik Cunex in Gerik, during a recent gathering session with the community.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Fakenews Feb 06, 2019 @ 21:59

MOE: Claim on ‘de facto’ team aims to tarnish

The Ministry of Education (MOE) view seriously the claims on social media that there is a DAP ‘de facto’ team in the ministry which wants to hijack or change the history subjects of primary and secondary schools.​|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Feb 06, 2019 @ 21:40

Public, private hospitals collaboration helps tackle shortage of specialists, facilities

Efforts to raise the level of cooperation between public and private hospitals to improve the country’s healthcare system have been carried out since the formation of the Health Advisory Council last month, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 06, 2019 @ 18:22

Allocation for schools depend on need: Aminuddin

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun stressed that the giving of allocations to all schools in the state is implemented based on need and not racial sentiment. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Feb 06, 2019 @ 13:29

Sarawak seeks uniformity in anti-smoking laws

The Sarawak government will discuss with the federal government on the need to have uniform anti-smoking laws at the federal and state levels. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 06, 2019 @ 12:56

No Cabinet reshuffle, says Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad squashed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle, reaffirming the trust he has placed on his appointees. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 06, 2019 @ 12:15

MACC opens probe into claim Umno paid Pas RM90 million to secure backing

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened an investigation into an allegation that Umno paid RM90 million to Pas leaders to secure their backing, a source revealed.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 06, 2019 @ 10:30

PAS MP tells Putrajaya to spell out the dual-language programme

The Education Ministry must clarify the true purpose of the dual language programme (DLP) for national schools, said Kuala Nerus MP Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali At-Takiri from PAS. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt | Feb 06, 2019 

Pan Borneo Highway’s second phase from Miri to Lawas should start next year – Baru

The construction of the second phase of the Pan Borneo Highway, stretching from Miri to Lawas, could start as soon as next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost


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Feb 05, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 05, 2019 @ 22:36

MOE applies for additional allocation for national, state religious schools

Minister of Education Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) has submitted an application for additional allocation to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for the maintenance and repair of national schools and state religious schools. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 05, 2019 @ 17:30

2019 will be the beginning of nation’s economic development, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is confident 2019 will see the beginning of economic development for Malaysia, given the country’s fiscal position which has begun to consolidate and the impressive increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the country since 2018. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 05, 2019 @ 16:29

Hindu student not forced to take Islamic Studies: Education Ministry

The Education Ministry has denied claims by a father, who said that his ‘Hindu’ daughter was forced to take Islamic Studies in school.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 05, 2019 @ 14:08

Community Policing founder announces Semenyih candidacy

Kuan Chee Heng, the founder of the Community Policing Malaysia, commonly called “Uncle Kentang”, announced his candidacy today for the Semenyih by-election as an independent. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Wan Azizah: Govt coming up with cradle-to-grave policy for all

The government will push for a cradle-to-grave policy to care for vulnerable groups, especially women with no savings, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 05, 2019 @ 11:39

Still no takers for Equanimity; gov't spending US$500k on monthly maintenance

It boasts a gym, pool, gallery, beauty salon and helipad – not to mention space for sleeping 22 guests – and it’s up for sale at around half its purchase price. Yet finding a buyer for the 300-foot superyacht Equanimity, one of the most striking assets at the heart of the 1MDB scandal, is not proving to be an easy task.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Feb 05, 2019 @ 11:30

Report: PPBM rejects Tanah Merah MP’s entry into party

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has rejected the entry of Tanah Merah MP Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz into the party, according to Sinar Harian. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 05, 2019 @ 08:36

No decision to abolish discount for traffic summonses yet, says IGP

Police have not decided to abolish the discount offer on traffic summonses as suggested by the Transport Ministry for implementation by the Road Transport Department (RTD), said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Why is Pakatan shutting down some 1Malaysia clinics? Deputy health minister explains

As a patient, is it worth paying only RM1 for a medical consultation when the diagnosis and treatment is not provided by a qualified doctor? |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 05, 2019 @ 07:00

MEF calls for transparency in employing foreigners

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reminded Malaysians not to be taken in or be influenced by groups threatening the country’s peace and harmony.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Feb 05, 2019 @ 07:00

New rules for schools: Stop outdoor activities if air pollution index hits 100

Schools are to halt all outdoor and sports activities whenever the air pollutant index (API) reading in their respective districts breaches the 100 mark, says the Education Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M: Let’s pledge to defend stability and harmony of Malaysia

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the government to be more transparent with the hiring process of foreign workers.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt | Feb 05, 2019 

CNY price control: 108 offences recorded nationwide as of yesterday

Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) recorded a total of 108 offences nationwide as of yesterday since the implementation of the Chinese New Year 2019 Festive Season Price Control Scheme (SKHMP) on Jan 30. |Read more >|BorneoPost


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Feb 04, 2019

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 04, 2019 @ 18:55

Sabah agrees to set minimum marriage age at 18 - Jannie

The Sabah cabinet has agreed to set the minimum age for marriage at 18 in the state. Sabah Law and Native Affairs Assistant Minister Jannie Lasimbang said the decision was made following the tabling of the proposal on the minimum age limit for marriage by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry at the last Parliament sitting. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Feb 04, 2019 @ 17:37

Perak to build houses costing as low as RM20,000 each

The Perak government will provide affordable homes for as low as RM20,000 for low-income households (B40) to enable them to own their own homes through a new housing policy to be implemented soon. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 04, 2019 @ 17:17

60% of cancer cases in Malaysia detected late: Dr Dzulkefly

An estimated 60% of cancer cases in the country are detected at late stages, either at Stage III or IV, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Tourism Feb 04, 2019 @ 12:00

Ministry to encourage local craft traders to market products online

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will step up cooperation with local craft traders to market their products online in a bid to help them expand their business globally, says its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Feb 04, 2019 @ 11:00

Putrajaya cracks down on illegal streaming sites

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has to date blocked 246 sites providing illegal streaming content through Android boxes to put an end to unauthorised sites, The Star reported, today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 04, 2019 @ 09:22

Vehicles with summonses banned from Singapore: Malaysia seeks further discussion

Malaysia will hold further discussions with Singapore on the order from the neighbouring country barring foreign vehicles with outstanding summonses from entering the republic from April, says Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Feb 04, 2019 @ 08:00

Recipients of SVDP e-mail should register with IRB

Individuals who received e-mails on the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme (SVDP) need to register as taxpayers with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB). |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Feb 04, 2019 @ 07:45

Call for banks to give leeway to B40 group to take housing loans

Banks and financial institutions in the country have been advised to give leeway to housing loan applicants, especially those in the B40 group, by taking into consideration their income from part-time jobs. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Reforms: NACP Feb 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Of political will and fighting graft

The National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 was launched on Jan 29 with much pomp and promise.
|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Feb 04, 2019 @ 07:00

IRB: Those earning RM4k must declare income


Individuals and businesses earning RM4,000 a month and above have to declare their income under the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP), says the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB).|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Perak MB suggests developers buy off bumiputra quota so state can build affordable housing

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu suggests developers buy off the bumiputra housing quota to build more Rumah Perakku homes. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 04, 2019 

Rep: Fuel subsidy scheme not suitable for rural areas

The federal government’s fuel subsidy scheme for vehicles with not more than 1,500cc engine capacity will not benefit the communities in the rural areas of Baram. |Read more >|BorneoPost



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Feb 03, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 03, 2019 @ 21:03

Need for mixed farming to avoid dependence on one crop: Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today proposed to local farmers to optimise their agricultural land by practising mixed farming to avoid being dependent on just one crop. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 03, 2019 @ 18:18

Govt willing to study need of new law to protect neglected parents

The government is willing to study the proposal to create a new law to protect parents who are being neglected by their children, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy said.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 03, 2019 @ 17:12

Ministry launches handicraft, homestay entrepreneur loan scheme

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has set aside RM500 million for a Handicraft and Homestay Loan Scheme to support the handicraft and homestay industries this year.​|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 03, 2019 @ 15:57

Perak MB denies rumors of clashes with DAP

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today denied speculation spread on social media which claimed that he had issues with DAP leaders in the state. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 03, 2019 @ 15:21

Govt land encroachment: Talks with building owners initiated

The company that constructed buildings on two plots of government land in Medan Imbi in Kuala Lumpur has written a letter to the Federal Territories Ministry and initiated discussions to resolve the issue, according to FT minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 03, 2019 @ 15:11

MCPF to find ways to help reformed ex-prison inmates return to the community

Former prison inmates have high hopes of rejoining the community peacefully and take up jobs to earn a living, however this is not as easy as it appears to be.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 03, 2019 @ 15:00

Keep calm and invest in the local economy, Guan Eng tells Malaysians in CNY greeting

In his first Chinese New Year greeting as finance minister, Lim Guan Eng has called on Malaysians to invest in the country's recovering economy and to always stay united. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 03, 2019 @ 14:35

Enemies within enforcement agencies will be hunted - 'one by one', says Deputy Home Minister

"Enemies" within enforcement agencies or informers are being hunted, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. Mohd Azis said he was aware of informers within the ministry as well as agencies under its jurisdiction, hampering the success of certain operations. |Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 03, 2019 

‘Flight subsidy takes burden off Sarawakians studying at IPTs outside Sarawak’

Sarawakians studying at institutions of higher learning (IPT) in Peninsular Malaysia, Federal Territory of Labuan and Sabah can claim for the RM300 ‘Graduan Pulang Sarawak 2019’ subsidy within 60 days after their flights home for festivities. |Read more >|BorneoPost


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