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February 10, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 10, 2020 @ 23:00

Mestecc launches national action plan on enforcement against plastic waste imports

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) today launched the National Action Plan on Enforcement on the Import of Plastic Waste.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 10, 2020 @ 23:00

More than 40,000 self-employed individuals contribute to SESSS

An estimated 46,744 self-employed persons have registered for and are contributing to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SESSS), since it was introduced on June 1, 2017 until Feb 7.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 10, 2020 @ 23:00

‘Lets Do It Right’ programme raises awareness about cleanliness

The ‘Lets Do It Right’ collaboration programme is the best platform for the public to better understand the culture of keeping the environment clean.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 10, 2020 @ 19:00

Penang to hold another town hall session as tourism master plan enters final phase

The Penang government will be holding a town hall session on its Penang Tourism Master Plan (PGTMP) this Thursday.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 10, 2020 @ 16:00

Bahasa: Improve facilities in poor schools for PPSMI

The Language and Literature Organisation of Sabah or Bahasa is urging the government to equip poor schools in the rural areas in the state with support infrastructure if the Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics (PPSMI) in English is to be implemented.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 10, 2020 @ 15:00

Issues with Sabah, Sarawak can be ironed out, PM assures investors

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has assured investors that the ongoing tussle between the federal government and Sabah and Sarawak on several issues, including oil royalty can be ironed out towards a “win-win” solution.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 10, 2020 @ 14:00

Bank Rakyat offers help to customers affected by coronavirus

Bank Rakyat is rolling out measures to help its customers who are facing financial stress due to the novel coronavirus outbreak by offering temporary relief on their financial commitments.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 10, 2020 @ 13:00

Dr M: World needs non-polluting renewable energy, Malaysia not ready for nuclear power

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today spoke of the inherent need for a more non-polluting renewable energy source for the world, but rejected nuclear energy source, over the fear of the radioactive level in its waste.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Malaysia Inc policy Feb 10, 2020 @ 13:00

Mahathir to revive Malaysia Inc policy

The government will be reviving the Malaysia Incorporated Policy to enhance the close cooperation between the government and the private sector, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Feb 10, 2020 @ 13:00

Guan Eng calls for moderate Malaysians to defend PH amidst ‘Pakatan Nasional’ rumours

DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng calls for moderate Malaysians regardless of race to rise and defend Pakatan Harapan (PH) amidst rumours of a new Malay parties coalition that will form a “backdoor” government to replace them.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 10, 2020 @ 13:00

Dr M to Pas: I'm already the Prime Minister

“I’m already the Prime Minister, and if they want to support me, thank you.”|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 10, 2020 @ 12:00

Dr M: Putrajaya looking to launch stimulus package amid growing coronavirus concern

The government is looking to launch an economic stimulus package to boost the local economy due to the challenges following the fast spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition Feb 10, 2020 @ 12:00

'Pakatan Nasional not on agenda'

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has denied that the Muafakat Nasional meeting, scheduled today, would discuss a proposed political alliance between Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Umno and Pas through “Pakatan Nasional”.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 10, 2020 @ 11:00

‘Super coalition of PPBM, Umno and PAS can take power only with help from Sabah and Sarawak’

All three parties – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), PAS and Umno – have something to take away by forming an alliance but this will still be insufficient for them to take over the country’s administration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition Feb 10, 2020 @ 07:00

Umno and PAS to discuss PM vote of confidence

The suggestion to table a vote of confidence for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) in the next Parliament meeting will be presented when Umno and PAS leaders hold their collaboration meeting.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 10, 2020

State govt ‘forced’ to agree to termination of PDP — Fadillah

The Sarawak government was forced into agreeing to the termination of the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) agreement for the state portion of the Pan Borneo Highway project, Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof has claimed.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 10, 2020

CM: O&G sales tax a source of revenue to fund state’s devt

The Sarawak government will fight to the last to defend its right to impose State Sales Tax on its petroleum products as the tax is a source of revenue to fund development projects in the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

February 09, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Feb 092020 @ 23:00

Education Ministry aims for zero dropouts in transition from primary to secondary schools

The Education Ministry is targeting zero dropouts in primary school students’ entrance into secondary schools this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 09, 2020 @ 23:00

So what’s the actual cost for Sarawak’s portion of the Pan Borneo Highway? State minister asks

Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah wants federal Works Minister Baru Bian to clarify the actual cost of the state’s portion of the Pan Borneo Highway project.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 092020 @ 20:00

Dr Mahathir calls on more corporate companies to sponsor sporting events

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged more corporate companies to contribute financially to organisations of international sporting events like the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 092020 @ 20:00

JPN to boost security by implementing biometric system

The National Registration Department (JPN) will implement the biometric system in all identification documents including marriage certificates to determine the actual owner to boost their security characteristics.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 09, 2020 @ 19:00

Umno sec-gen: Lokman Adam expelled as party member over alleged moves on Zahid, Najib

Umno has sacked Datuk Lokman Noor Adam as a party member instead of merely removing him from the party’s supreme council, party secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has clarified.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Feb 09, 2020 @ 18:00

District health officer charged with 49 counts of corruption involving more than RM800,000

A district health officer and an assistant accountant were today charged in the sessions court with 49 counts of corruption involving over RM800,000 between 2015 and 2016.|Read more >SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 092020 @ 15:00

Official letter on Lokman's sacking to be issued tomorrow

Umno is expected to issue a letter on the expulsion of Datuk Lokman Adam from the Barisan Nasional component party tomorrow, after the Supreme Council member was sacked on Friday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 09, 2020 @ 15:00

Our right to support Dr M in Parliament, says PAS' Tuan Ibrahim

PAS says the party has a right to moot a vote of confidence for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite being in the opposition, says Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 09, 2020 @ 15:00

Push for a welfare state but luxury cars for officials justified, says PAS deputy chief

PAS has defended the purchase of luxury cars for its state administration while calling on political parties for a push towards a welfare state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Feb 09, 2020 @ 14:00

Finance minister: Six million Malaysians redeemed e-Tunai, RM180m disbursed

A total of six million Malaysians have successfully claimed their RM30 incentive from the federal government in the latter’s push for more digital payments through e-wallet under the e-Tunai Rakyat programme, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 092020 @ 14:00

KL wants to pedestrianise 10 roads by 2025

At least 10 roads in the city will be off limits to private vehicles by 2025 with plans to turn them into pedestrian-only stretches like in many cities around the world.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Feb 092020 @ 13:00

Coronavirus: 14-day home quarantine for teachers, students back from China

All teachers and students who have just returned from China must undergo 14 days of home quarantine to check the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) in the country, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 07, 2020 @ 09:00

PPSMI aimed at mastering scientific fields: Mahathir

The teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science in English (PPSMI) is aimed at mastering scientific fields right from school level, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

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February 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 09, 2020

CM: Give Sarawak grants based on Article 112(d)

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg calls for a formula for giving grants to Sarawak based on Article 112(d) of the Federal Constitution.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 09, 2020

‘Give GPS power to implement Sibu master plan’

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is hoping that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Zone 9 would be a platform to wrest all the seats in Sibu in the next state election.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PH-UMNO-PAS alliance? Feb 09, 2020 @ 00:00

Dr M denies tripartite merger, says Opposition parties trying to remain relevant

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied extending an invite to Opposition parties Umno and PAS to form a tripartite government with his party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 08, 2020 @ 23:00

Dr M: Prime Minister must command majority of support in Parliament

A prime minister must command the support of the majority in Parliament, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 08, 2020

Bukit Lima Nature Reserve to be gazetted as Urban Green Area

Lima Nature Reserve (BLNR) will be gazetted as ‘Urban Green Area’ in Sibu as part of the state’s conservation policy while developing Sibu town.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Feb 082020 @ 18:00

Monopoly of wholesale markets by foreigners - urgent action needed, says Salahuddin

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will convene a meeting with relevant ministries soon to address the monopoly of wholesale markets across the country by foreign nationals.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 082020 @ 16:00

'Share of Parliamentary seats enshrined in Federal Constitution'

The composition of Parliamentary seats in Malaysia, as it is today, is enshrined in the Federal Constitution, said Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Mohammad Ariff Md Yusoff.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 082020 @ 15:00

Pas to table vote of confidence in PM in Parliament

Pas will table a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister during the next Parliamentary sitting in March.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 08, 2020

Give us five state seats in Sibu so we can carry out master plan, CM tells Sarawak voters

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today stressed that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will field candidates deemed as winnable to contest the five seats in Sibu in the coming state election.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 082020 @ 15:00

Wan Azizah says Dr M should keep power transition promise

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should keep his promise in handing over the nation’s leadership to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Feb 082020 @ 14:00

Guan Eng to meet tourism sector players over coronavirus crisis

The Finance Ministry will meet with all parties in the tourism sector to discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak on the industry.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 08, 2020

Idris: S’wak, Sabah should be given additional parliamentary seats proportionate to the two states

The Malaysian Borneo states must be given the additional number of parliamentary seats equivalent to the percentage that used to be held by Singapore before it left the Federation, opines PBB information chief Dato Idris Buang.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 082020 @ 13:00

Masterminds behind influx of illegals will be hunted down: Azis

Masterminds behind the influx of illegal immigrants into the state will be hunted down, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 08, 2020 @ 13:00

Kula: Socso made decision over subsidised dialysis criteria without my knowledge

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said the Socso board had made the decision, to not provide subsidised dialysis for those who contributed less than 24 months continuously, without his knowledge.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Govt Feb 08, 2020 @ 13:00

Coronavirus: Immigration DG says special pass to be issued for Chinese tourists in Malaysia

Chinese tourists in Malaysia with health issues or who have failed to get on flights out of the country, will each be issued with a special pass, said Immigration Director-General Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 082020 @ 13:00

‘Deal of The Century’ utterly unacceptable, grossly unjust: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today condemned the proposed peace deal between Israel and Palestine that was announced by US President Donald Trump recently, warning that it could result in more conflict in the region.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: AUKU Feb 082020 @ 10:00

AUKU repeal: Student, youth groups voice concerns

The government’s announcement that the Universities and University Colleges Act (AUKU) 1971 will be repealed does not mean the long fight to unshackle higher learning institutions is over.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 082020 @ 07:00

Curbing disinformation on coronavirus outbreak is not the same as curbing freedom of speech, say lawyers

The government’s crackdown on those who spread disinformation related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV0) on social media has raised some interesting debate within the legal circles.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 082020 @ 07:00

After two-decade quest to become Malaysia's PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

Malaysia's Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he was ready to wait for six more months beyond the initially agreed May deadline to take over as prime minister from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and that he had enough support in parliament to do so.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Feb 08, 2020 @ 07:00

Let us do our job, says IGP

NGOs have been asked to let the police do their job and to stop trying to score political points, says the Inspector-General of Police.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 08, 2020 @ 07:00

‘Muafakat Nasional a gimmick’

Datuk Lokman Noor Adam purported today that Umno has expelled him as a member, hours after the party’s supreme council concluded a meeting at the party’s headquarters here.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: FAMA Feb 08, 2020

‘Middle person register’ to kick off in April

A plan to set up a ‘middle person register’ will start in April to identify individuals who purchase agriculture produce directly from farmers, says Federal Agricultural and Marketing Authority (Fama) chairman Ishak Ismail.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 08, 2020

Sarawak to set up Chinese schools committee — CM

A committee is being formed to look into the interests and financial needs of Chinese schools in Sarawak, says Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Feb 07, 2020 @ 22:00

RM1.102b allocated for Works Ministry projects in Sarawak, says Baru

A sum of RM1.102 billion has been allocated for new and existing Works Ministry projects in Sarawak this year, Minister Baru Bian said.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 072020 @ 21:00

Bung: Lokman Adam to be referred to Umno's disciplinary board over leaked audio

Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Adam will be referred to the party's disciplinary board over a leaked audio recording implicating party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, says Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 072020 @ 21:00

Lokman Adam claims sacked from Umno, vows to keep fighting Pakatan as ‘cybertrooper’

Datuk Lokman Noor Adam purported today that Umno has expelled him as a member, hours after the party’s supreme council concluded a meeting at the party’s headquarters here.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Feb 072020 @ 20:00

Saifuddin: No response yet from Zuraida regarding suit against her

Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail says there has been no response from PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin regarding his suit against her.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: DBKL Feb 072020 @ 20:00

DBKL to improve roads with rubberised bitumen

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will continue to monitor road conditions in the city, with ongoing efforts to improve the asphalt structure using rubberised bitumen.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 072020 @ 19:00

PPSMI issue needs scrutiny, avoid it from becoming political fodder: Rais Yatim

The issue of reimplementing the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) requires careful study and should be prevented from becoming political fodder for certain parties.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 072020 @ 18:00

Government will consider special incentives if more industries commit to zero waste

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will consider special incentives for companies in the food and beverage (F&B) industry if more businesses are keen to commit to the zero waste campaign.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 072020 @ 18:00

PMO clarifies Dr M's remarks on AirAsia graft allegations

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has clarified that at no point did he suggest allegations of bribery against AirAsia as offset payments.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 072020 @ 16:00

Child care centres: Wan Azizah urges govt agencies to apply for ready funding

Government agencies, particularly those with shift workers and which are in need of child care centres, were urged today by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to apply for funding made available through a RM30 million allocation in the 2020 Budget.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Feb 072020 @ 16:00

Loke: Too early to decide on success of motorcycle taxi services

The framework and regulations related to motorcycle taxi service will be formulated based on the outcome of the proof-of-concept (POC) on the operations given to ride-hailing firms.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Feb 072020 @ 16:00

Works minister says Pan Borneo Highway’s work package contractors will not be terminated

Work package contractors (WPCs) of the Pan Borneo Highway project will not be terminated, despite the termination of Lebuh Raya Utara Sdn Bhd as the project delivery partner (PDP), Works Minister Baru Bian said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 072020 @ 15:00

GPS owes explanation to Sarawak people regarding solar project for rural schools

DAP Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei today urged the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to explain corruption allegations relating to the solar project for schools in rural areas.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 072020 @ 12:00

ABIM opposes proposed PPSMI plan

The direction of the education system should be in tandem with the qualities outlined in Vision 2020 by emphasising on local cultures to shape the identity of the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 072020 @ 12:00

Use local content to teach English, government urged

Local content is essential to help students master the English language, according to an academic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 072020 @ 13:00

Court throws out 1MDB forfeiture suits, Umno keeps RM213m

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today dismissed the government’s bid to forfeit RM212.97 million in alleged 1MDB-linked funds from Umno.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Feb 07, 2020 @ 12:00

Wangsa Maju Puspakom centre offers commercial vehicle road tax renewal

Puspakom inspection centres are now offering road tax renewal services, with its Wangsa Maju branch here being the first to do so beginning Monday (Feb 3).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Feb 07, 2020 @ 09:00

Decision to take leave from PKR posts is to ensure outcome is transparent: Zuraida

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin said she had decided to take leave from all posts in the party to ensure the decision that would be made by the party political bureau on the disciplinary case she was facing would be more transparent.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 072020 @ 07:00

After two-decade quest to become Malaysia's PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

Malaysia's Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he was ready to wait for six more months beyond the initially agreed May deadline to take over as prime minister from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and that he had enough support in parliament to do so.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fight against drugs Feb 07, 2020 @ 07:00

Cutting the syabu supply, and how

Syabu is getting cheaper and would be flooding the market if it weren’t for our men and women in blue.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 07, 2020 @ 07:00

‘PPSMI a good idea, but not for primary level’

HUAZONG does not oppose the Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) for secondary schools, but insists that they must be taught in the mother tongue at the primary level for vernacular schools, reported Sin Chew Daily.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 07, 2020

Fatimah: EFS implementation to be improved

The Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) committee will be making improvements in its implementation to ensure all Sarawak newborns are able to benefit from the initiative, says Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 07, 2020

No plans to form new political coalition, GPS to remain independent, says Abang Jo

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is not involved in any move to form a new political coalition called Pakatan Nasional as widely speculated, stressed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 06, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 06, 2020 @ 22:00

April 1: Penang to implement SPV, exit/entry permit charges

The Penang government will implement the minimum rate payment charges for the Veterinary Health Certificate (SKV) and entry/exit transfer permits for all types of animals effective April 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 06, 2020 @ 20:00

GPS sets conditions for backing constitutional amendment on Borneo states

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will only support the re-tabling of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill if it incorporates “pursuant to Malaysia Agreement 1963” to the original Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg insisted today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 06, 2020 @ 19:00

Abang Johari: Electoral reforms must give Sarawak, Sabah one-third of Parliament seat

Electoral reforms must include giving Sarawak and Sabah more than one-third of the seats in Parliament, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Feb 06, 2020 @ 18:00

Putrajaya terminates middleman for Pan Borneo Highway project, to save RM3.1b

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today the termination of its deal with the project delivery partners (PDP) for the remaining 786.4km portion of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak as the government will take on the construction directly.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 06, 2020 @ 18:00

Socso withdraws controversial criteria for dialysis aid

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has withdrawn with immediate effect a controversial revision to the criteria for dialysis aid which it made recently.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Feb 06, 2020 @ 16:00

Existing laws sufficient to address spread of fake news: Gobind

The existing laws in the country are sufficient for the government to take action against individuals who spread false information and news, according to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 062020 @ 16:00

Amid PPSMI debate, laureate urges Malaysians to take pride in own mother tongues

It is important for young Malaysians to appreciate Bahasa Malaysia or their own mother tongues so that they can take pride in their heritage, said a national laureate.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 062020 @ 16:00

Dr M: AUKU to be repealed

The Universities and University Colleges Act (AUKU) 1971 will be repealed and subsequently replaced with a more comprehensive law.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: TVET Feb 06, 2020 @ 16:00

TVET will be realigned to be industry-driven: Dr M

The Technical and Vocational Education and Teaching (TVET) programme will be reviewed and realigned to be industry-driven to produce graduates based on areas of economic focus by region or locality identified in the Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 062020 @ 15:00

Just focus on enhancing English classes, anti-PPSMI coalition tells Putrajaya

A coalition of education NGOs and several national laureates have urged Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to reverse his proposal to revert back to teaching Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PH-UMNO-PAS alliance? Feb 062020 @ 15:00

Dr M aware Umno and Pas willing to work with him

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this in jest when he was asked to comment on reports by a Singapore daily that Umno may throw the party’s support for him to serve a full-term as the prime minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Feb 06, 2020 @ 15:00

MACC denies claims it took no action over alleged corruption in MBPJ

Investigations into alleged conflict of interest in the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) are still ongoing, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PH-UMNO-PAS alliance? Feb 06, 2020 @ 15:00

A new bloc involving Umno and PM? News to us, says PAS

PAS has not heard about a new bloc being formed between Umno and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to form a government, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PH-UMNO-PAS alliance? Feb 06, 2020 @ 14:00

Tok Mat: Umno will pay dearly in GE15 if it collaborates with Dr M

A government that is formed without the blessing of voters will be killed off in the next general election, warns Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PH-UMNO-PAS alliance? Feb 06, 2020 @ 13:00

Support me? Then back Pakatan govt in Parliament, Dr M tells Umno, PAS

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he is expecting opposition parties Umno and PAS to support changes proposed by his Pakatan Harapan administration in Parliament.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Feb 06, 2020 @ 13:00

MOE’s policies, direction will be in line with agenda of Shared Prosperity Vision: PM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) as the leader in educating and producing the country’s human capital, will adjust its policies and direction in line with the agenda of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Feb 06, 2020 @ 13:00

AGC not contesting judicial review leave application in LTTE case

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) will not contest a leave application for a judicial review filed by taxi driver V. Balamurugan, who is seeking to strike out a 2014 Government gazette listing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terror group.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 062020 @ 13:00

Dr M: Public can debate PPSMI, Cabinet will decide on implementation

Putrajaya welcomes any differing opinion regarding the decision to teach Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) as the Cabinet weighs in on the issue, acting education minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PH-UMNO-PAS alliance? Feb 06, 2020 @ 12:00

Tok Mat: Don’t be hasty, Umno must hash out any proposal to share power

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has advised his fellow party members against making hasty decisions and to ensure the priorities of the party come first, amid speculations of a tripartite cooperation with PAS and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 062020 @ 12:00

Dr M stresses importance of teaching Math, Science in English

The success and progress of the nation is not determined by the use of the national language alone, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 06, 2020 @ 12:00

Existing water systems in Sabah to be improved

Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony says a review of existing water storage capacity in the state will be done, with a focus on capital and its surrounding areas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 062020 @ 12:00

Dr M: Public can debate PPSMI, Cabinet will decide on implementation

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) will not contest a leave application for a judicial review filed by taxi driver V. Balamurugan, who is seeking to strike out a 2014 Government gazette listing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terror group.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Feb 06, 2020 @ 10:00

Malaysian athletes not barred from training and competition in China

The Youth and Sports Ministry will not bar any athlete from training or competing in China despite the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in that country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 06, 2020 @ 09:00

Fine workers who do not follow SOP for cleanliness: DOSH

Employers are recommended to carry out a risk assessment and upgrade their work procedure by practicing a high standard of cleanliness and implement the usage of face masks to avoid virus infection among employees.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 06, 2020 @ 07:00

Act now to stop illegal dumping, says Santiago

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has called on the Kedah government to take action against those who indiscriminately dump waste near rivers as it is a serious matter.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 06, 2020

Water Supply Grid Masterplan next year — Dr Rundi

The Water Supply Grid Masterplan for Sarawak is expected to be implemented next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 05, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Feb 052020 @ 23:00

MACC audio recordings: Process to summon Najib, Rosmah still underway

Police are still in the process of summoning former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) ex-Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad to give their statements on the revelation of audios by the agency last month.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 05, 2020 @ 22:00

PTPTN announces 4 per cent dividend

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) announced a four per cent dividend for 2019 for two of its savings plans, the National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN-i) and SSPN-i Plus.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Govt Feb 052020 @ 21:00

'Cabinet views attacks against the youth and sports minister seriously'

The government will not hesitate to take action against any party or state that does not respect the country’s laws.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 05, 2020 @ 19:00

Johor govt suspends all large-scale programmes for February due to coronavirus outbreak

The Johor government is suspending all its large-scale programmes and events scheduled for this month as a precaution due to the current 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Feb 05, 2020 @ 18:00

MoF to discuss with other ministries, industries to plan economic stimulus package

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will hold discussions with several other ministries, industries and related services companies to receive input in the planning of the economic stimulus package following the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Feb 052020 @ 15:00

Zuraida takes leave as PKR vice-president amid disciplinary proceedings

Embattled PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has taken a leave of absence from all party posts, her political secretary Nor Hizwan Ahmad announced today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Feb 052020 @ 15:00

AG vows action against fake news on coronavirus, to wield Penal Code instead of Communications Act

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) today issued a stern warning against those found disseminating false information on the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, saying freedom of speech does not allow propagating lies.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 05, 2020 @ 12:00

Sabah NSC targeting deportation of over 13,000 immigrants this year

The Sabah National Security Council (NSC) is targeting to deport more than 13,000 undocumented immigrants this year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 05, 2020 @ 11:00

Singapore to cease accepting Malaysian Collective Travel Document from Jan 1, 2021

Singapore will cease to accept the Malaysian Collective Travel Document (MCTD) for entry by Malaysians into Singapore, effective from Jan 1, 2021.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rosmah's trial Feb 052020 @ 09:00

After missing day one, Rosmah to attend bribery trial today ‘under hospital supervision’

Datin Rosmah Mansor, who was absent from the initial first day of her bribery trial on Monday due to a medical condition —- will be showing up today in court, her lawyer confirmed.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Sarawak-Petronas dispute Feb 05, 2020

Federal Constitution empowers Sarawak to impose SST, court told in Petronas judicial review

The Federal Constitution was crafted to allow the Sarawak legislature to pass laws to impose the State Sales Tax (SST), the High Court was told on the second and last day of the hearing of the judicial review filed by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Feb 05, 2020 @ 07:00

Muhyiddin: Upgrading works on BSI to start soon with takeover

Upgrading works on Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine will start soon after the building management was taken over by the Home Ministry on Jan 1 this year, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 05, 2020

New airport site to be moved to make way for oil, road projects

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan says the Sarawak government will move the site of the proposed new Lawas Airport to facilitate the implementation of proposed US$5-billion integrated oil refinery project and construction of the coastal road.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 04, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 042020 @ 23:00

HR, Youth and Domestic Trade Ministries to form special committee to scrutinise gig economy issues, says deputy minister

Three ministries selected by the government to sit on the special committee on gig economy are studying the related issues in detail to find a long-term solution, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 042020 @ 23:00

RM32.7m allocated for Sabah e-government system this year, says state education and innovation minister

A total of RM32.7 million has been allocated to implement the Sabah electronic government (e-government) system this year, said state Education and Innovation Minister Datuk Yusof Yacob.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 042020 @ 23:00

Zahid to back Dr M as full-term PM in bid to block Anwar’s rise to power?

The Opposition Umno may throw its backing behind Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to serve out a full-term in an attempt to prevent Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s succession to the seat of power, a Singapore daily reported tonight.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM Feb 042020 @ 23:00

PDRM launches ‘Narcotic Airport Division’ to curb drug smuggling at airports

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has set up the ‘Narcotic Airport Division’ in an effort to curb drug smuggling through airports in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 042020 @ 22:00

Urine tests on school students in Johor

The Johor Education Department in collaboration with the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) will continue to conduct urine tests to detect drugs on students in schools as part of the fight against drug abuse among the youth.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 042020 @ 22:00

Two ministries to identify science, tech, innovation and economics focus areas for 12MP

The National Science Council (NSC) has agreed on two ministries to work together to identify focus areas of science, technology, innovation and economics (STIE) to be implemented under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), beginning the first quarter.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 042020 @ 21:00

RM23.2m allocated to implement 5G demonstration project in Penang, says Zairil

A sum of RM23.2 million was allocated for the implementation of the 5G demonstration project (5GDP) in Penang, said state Public Works, Utilities and Flood-Mitigation Committee chairman, Zairil Khir Johari.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism Feb 04, 2020 @ 19:00

Coronavirus: VM2020 revamp on the cards, says Mohammadin

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry will restructure its Visit Malaysia Year 2020 campaign by focusing on new countries as its markets following the spread of the 2019-nCov flu virus around the world.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Feb 04, 2020

Department gets tough on bosses who refuse to comply with minimum wage in Sarawak

The Sarawak Labour Department has opened 101 investigation papers from 2015 until December last year on employers who have failed to comply with the minimum wage policy, said its director Awang Raduan Awang Omar.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Feb 042020 @ 17:00

Telcos to stage 5G demos across Penang this month

Penangites will soon get to experience the full potential of 5G technology.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 042020 @ 17:00

Zahid Hamidi’s proposal to work with Bersatu has split Umno

Umno is back to square one as the party leaders are now split following its president Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi’s proposal to work with ruling Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and PAS to form the next government.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 04, 2020 @ 16:00

Sabah working with UN-aligned bodies to achieve sustainable fish stocks

Sabah is working with United Nations-aligned bodies to achieve sustainable fish stocks that have been depleting due to over-fishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing methods including fish-bombing.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 04, 2020

Four flood mitigation projects approved

Four projects, including two upcoming flood mitigation measures in Giling area, Tuaran and Dah Yeh Villa, have been approved with a total allocation of RM89 million under Rolling Plan 4 (RP4) of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Feb 042020 @ 15:00

Home minister: Efforts underway to spruce up Johor customs complex

The Home Ministry has initiated efforts to improve the condition of the southern gateway’s Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) after assuming control of the building’s management at the start of the year.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 04, 2020 @ 14:00

Health Ministry working to increase number of cancer specialists, says Dr Dzul

The Health Ministry is working to increase the number of oncologists in the country, as the number of cancer cases in the country keeps on rising.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Feb 04, 2020 @ 09:00

Malaysia rises to best-ever level in global Democracy Index

While mature democracies worldwide are witnessing progressive deterioration in the practice of democracy, Malaysia improved its ranking in The Democracy Index to 43rd in 2019, up from 52nd in 2018 out of 167 countries surveyed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 04, 2020 @ 07:00

It’s okay if PPSMI is introduced at secondary level, say MCA and groups

Although the Chinese community is not completely against the teaching and learning of Science and Maths in English (PPSMI), it depends at which level one is pushing the system, say educationist groups.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 04, 2020 @ 07:00

Teachers: No more u-turns on PPSMI and we’re on board

Science and Maths teachers in national schools are prepared to teach the two subjects in English once again but they want the guarantee that the government will not make another u-turn.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 04, 2020 @ 07:00

RM40mil for city’s climate solutions programme

After emerging as the city winner at the inaugural Climathon Global Awards, George Town is requesting US$10mil (RM41.1mil) to fund nature-based solutions to fight climate change.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 04, 2020

Limbang to have 3 more Anjung Usahawan to help SMEs – DCM

Three more ‘Anjung Usahawan’ one-stop centres will be built here to serve as platforms for budding entrepreneurs to develop and thrive, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 04, 2020

Govt all set to boost agro-devt in Ng Skrang — Harden

The communities in Nanga Skrang, especially the longhouse folk, are assured that various government assistance and economic programmes would reach them.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 03, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 03, 2020 @ 23:00

NUTP urges govt to provide intensive English classes

The government has been urged to provide free intensive English classes to the people, especially those without higher education, skilled workers and those who work in rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 03, 2020 @ 20:00

Sabah to focus on aquaculture for economic growth

Sabah will intensify efforts in developing aquaculture to manage fish supply, exports and increase incomes for fishermen and entrepreneurs.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Sarawak-Petronas Dispute Feb 03, 2020 @ 20:00

Notices of assessment for state sales tax on petroleum products are invalid, says Petronas lawyer

The notices of assessment for state sales tax on petroleum products issued to Petronas by the Sarawak government are invalid and should be quashed because certain parts of the State Sales Tax Ordinance are unconstitutional, says Datuk Malik Imtiaz Sarwar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 03, 2020 @ 19:00

Property owners who rent their premises to gambling syndicates subject to Poca

Property owners who allow their premises to be used by syndicates to run online gambling operations will face the full wrath of the law.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Feb 03, 2020 @ 18:00

PSR to incorporate good practices of green, smart development

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has assured that Penang will incorporate all the good practices of green and smart development for its proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 03, 2020 @ 17:00

Sarawak requires two more drug rehabilitation centres: Nada

Sarawak requires at least two more Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centres (CCRC) and Cure and Care (C&C) Clinics either in Bintulu or Miri, according to National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 03, 2020 @ 14:00

Apply online for IC, birth certificate, marriage certificate from July

Beginning July, online applications can be made for the certain documents at the National Registration Department (NRD).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Feb 032020 @ 11:00

Pahang govt refutes claim Bukit Ketam earmarked for Lynas permanent disposal facility

The Pahang government has denied that Bukit Ketam has been chosen as the site for Lynas Corporation’s permanent disposal facility (PDF) to process water leach purification (WLP) residue.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 03, 2020 @ 14:00

Melaka rep objects to reintroduction of English for Maths, Science in school

A Melaka assemblyman objects to the move to reintroduce teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI), saying that teachers lack competencies in the international language.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 03, 2020 @ 08:00

Here’s why Malaysia needs to reform its civil service

Our politicians and other leaders may disagree on most subjects. However one issue where there is a consensus – mostly expressed privately for fear of alienating or incurring the opposition of the largest and most influential occupational grouping in the country – is that the civil service is badly in need of reform.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Feb 03, 2020 @ 08:00

DAP sees Sarawak election as major challenge

The next state election will be quite a major challenge for the Democratic Action Party (DAP) given the regionalism perceived in Sarawak, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 03, 2020 @ 07:00

Parent group and educators keen on reinstating English for STEM, but fears backtracking may happen again

The decision by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to bring back English as the instructing medium for Science and Mathematics in schools has been well-received by a parent group and educators.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 032020 @ 07:00

NUTP welcomes PPSMI, but warns of implementation problems

The National Union of the Teaching Professions (NUTP) welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is currently the acting education minister to revive the Policy of Teaching Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 03, 2020 @ 07:00

For the millionth time: Stop sharing fake news on virus, DPM urges

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has called on people not to spread fake news on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 03, 2020

Restoration of equal partners status to be discussed in parliament

Restoring Sabah and Sarawak’s status as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia in the formation of Malaysia is scheduled to be discussed on the first day of the Parliamentary sitting on March 9.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 03, 2020

Uggah: More CPPCs to be built

More collecting, processing and packaging centres (CPPCs) for durian and other agricultural crops will be built in Sarawak following the successful completion of the first CPPC in Tarat, Serian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 03, 2020

PAS to build solar system for longhouse

Some 200 residents of a longhouse along the Jepak-Kuala Tatau coastal road near Bintulu will soon have a solar system to provide electricity built by Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) Centre for Economic, Property and Entrepreneur Development (Lehpu).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 03, 2020

Elephants protection plan to be tabled in Cabinet

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew will be tabling a 10-year action plan on the preservation and protection of elephants in Sabah in the State Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Feb 02, 2020 @ 23:00

Syed Saddiq: Sports associations’ reform plan will address corruption issues

The national sports associations’ reform plan will be able to address misconduct or corruption issues, thus ensuring a culture of “clean” sports in Malaysia, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Feb 02, 2020 @ 19:00

Choice of Bukit Ketam as Lynas PDF site not finalised yet

The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) will choose the site for Lynas Corporation’s permanent disposal facility (PDF) to process water leach purification (WLP) residue.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 02, 2020 @ 19:00

Penang’s Gurney Wharf expected to be completed by August 2021

The Penang government expects the Gurney Wharf project to be completed by August 2021.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Toll reduction Feb 02, 2020 @ 19:00

Critics are misrepresenting 18% PLUS toll rate reduction: Guan Eng

Those who are critical of the 18% toll rate reduction on all PLUS highways for private vehicles are just out to confuse the people, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 02, 2020 @ 18:00

Fast-track approval for development plans on track in Sabah

Development plans can be approved within 24 hours now that an electronic planning permission (ePP) portal has been launched in Sabah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 02, 2020 @ 18:00

DPM: Decision on PPSMI not finalised yet

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said discussion over the reintroduction of the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English (PPSMI) was still in the preliminary stage.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Oppositions: MCA Feb 02, 2020 @ 17:00

Deafening silence over surge in cement prices despite govt assurance, says Dr Wee

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) has taken the government to task over its silence on the rise in cement prices over the last four months.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 02, 2020 @ 16:00

Syed Saddiq in backing Dr M says he’s product example of PPSMI

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today that he is in full support of the suggestion by acting Education Minister and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to revive the education policy that will see Science and Maths taught in English.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Feb 02, 2020 @ 11:00

Coronavirus: Govt mulls stimulus package, to focus on people’s well-being

In efforts to mitigate the impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in 24 countries including Malaysia, the government is considering to inject an economic stimulus package and also to prioritise the safety and well-being of the people.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 02, 2020 @ 10:00

Sharifah: Only RM33 bln of RM660 bln in oil revenue mined by Petronas returned to Sarawak

Since national oil company Petronas began extracting oil and gas in Sarawak from 1976 to 2017, it had earned a total revenue of about RM660 billion, but only RM33 billion was returned to Sarawak, said Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 02, 2020 @ 10:00

Pakatan leaders were not consulted about PPSMI, suggests DAP man

Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders were not consulted about the decision to reinstate English as the teaching medium for Mathematics and Science in secondary schools, a DAP man suggested.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 02, 2020 @ 10:00

Sarawak says ‘no issue’ with Maths and Science in English, already started doing so

Sarawak has no issue with having Mathematics and Science taught in schools using English if the federal government opts to implement the measure of adopting English as the medium of language for these two subjects, a state minister from Sarawak has said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kg Baru redevelopment Feb 02, 2020 @ 09:00

Kampung Baru land decision to be announced in June: Khalid

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said the decision over the land purchase for the redevelopment of Kampung Baru is expected to be announced this June.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 02, 2020 @ 07:00

Aziz: PM should have consulted Pakatan on education policy

The Prime Minister’s decision to revert to the previous policy of teaching Science and Maths in English has ruffled the feathers of some quarters.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kg Baru redevelopment Feb 02, 2020 @ 07:00

Group aims to raise RM500mil to kick off pilot project

A proposal for a pilot redevelopment project for Kampung Baru will be submitted by an interest group to the Prime Minister by the end of this month.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 02, 2020 @ 07:00

Stricter rules for dialysis aidSocso: Patients must meet criteria to qualify

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has tightened its guidelines for subsidised dialysis treatment.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 02, 2020

Several Projek Rakyat for Spaoh to be ready this year

Spaoh will see several big Projek Rakyat completed this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

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February 01, 2020

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 01, 2020 @ 20:00

Abdul Hadi: Move no-confidence vote against Dr M if desperate to have him step down

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has suggested for those who are still pressuring Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to resign as prime minister, can do so through a no-confidence vote in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Feb 01, 2020 @ 19:00

Not proper for Lynas to announce disposal site, says Fuziah

Has Lynas Corporation jumped the gun in announcing Bukit Ketam near here as the chosen site to build a permanent disposal facility (PDF) for its water leach purification (WLP) residue?|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Feb 01, 2020 @ 19:00

MACC to check AirAsia/Airbus graft allegation

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has begun investigations into corruption allegations implicating two executives of AirAsia Bhd and European aircraft maker Airbus.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 01, 2020 @ 18:00

Guan Eng: Did Dr M mention PPSMI?

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said the Cabinet has yet to decide on the plan to reintroduce the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 01, 2020 @ 18:00

iGuru against move to reintroduce PPSMI

The Malaysian Muslim Teachers Association (iGuru) has expressed worry over the government’s plan to reintroduce the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Feb 01, 2020 @ 17:00

Nine marine police staff arrested by MACC

Nine staff of the marine police were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last Wednesday (Jan 29).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 01, 2020 @ 13:00

Sabah govt allocates RM124m for rural development

The Sabah government has allocated RM124.35 million to the state Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) to manage development efforts in the state this year.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 01, 2020 @ 12:00

Syed Saddiq forced to flee Bersatu gathering after 200-strong 'rowdy gang' shows up

A group of about 200 people showed up uninvited at a gathering of Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia members in Ulu Tiram, Johor Friday (Jan 31) night, forcing Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to flee by climbing over a fence.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Toll Reduction Feb 01, 2020 @ 11:00

Highway users start to enjoy reduced toll rates today

Millions of Malaysian highway users started to enjoy an 18 per cent reduced toll rates starting today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:00

Anwar: Cabinet should discuss teaching of Science, Maths in English

The issue of Science and Mathematics being taught in English in schools should be left to Cabinet to discuss and decide upon, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:00

Election Committee to help introduce candidates before party polls: Muhyiddin

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has instructed the party’s election committee to assist members contesting in the inaugural party polls to introduce themselves to the party’s top leadership as well as the voters.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:00

No restriction on import of food from China: Salahuddin

There is no restriction on the import of food from China so far, although the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a public health emergency following global concerns over the 2019 novel coronavirus infection.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Feb 01, 2020 @ 08:00

Reducing toll is step-by-step move towards abolishing it, says finance minister

Toll reductions of 18 per cent at all highways belonging to PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) from midnight is a step-by-step move implemented by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government towards the goal of abolishing toll, said Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 01, 2020

RM50 fine on eateries providing plastic straws, taking effect today — SMC

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) will issue a RM50 compound on the spot, beginning today, to any errant eatery operator who is still providing single-use plastic straws to the customers.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 10, 2020 @ 23:00

Mestecc launches national action plan on enforcement against plastic waste imports

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) today launched the National Action Plan on Enforcement on the Import of Plastic Waste.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 10, 2020 @ 23:00

‘Lets Do It Right’ programme raises awareness about cleanliness

The ‘Lets Do It Right’ collaboration programme is the best platform for the public to better understand the culture of keeping the environment clean.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Feb 092020