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Feb 15, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Feb 15, 2019 @ 23:30

Zuraida: PPR tenants may use rental payments to support housing loan applications

People’s Housing Project (PPR) tenants can soon use records of their monthly rental payments as supporting documents to apply for a housing loan, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 15, 2019 @ 21:56

Perda sues Shabudin, four ex-directors

Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) has sued five of its former board of directors, including former chairman Datuk Shabudin Yahaya, over alleged questionable land deals, resulting in almost RM20 million losses. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 21:40

Measures taken to tame inflation does not affect economic growth: Wan Azizah

The measures taken to tame inflation, which averaged 1.0% last year, did not affect the country’s economy as it grew 4.7% during the same period, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 15, 2019 @ 21:16

More popular consumer items to be added into controlled goods list

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is working to identify new and popular consumer items to be added in the controlled goods list, as part of an effort to tackle rising cost of living. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Logging Feb 15, 2019 @ 20:30

Timber board denies role in development project in forest reserves

The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has denied it is involved in a 400-hectare forest farm development project at Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta Forest Reserves. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 14, 2019 @ 20:30

Return Da Ma Cai’s funds used for cops’ Istanbul trip, PAS Youth tells Putrajaya

PAS Youth has warned the Ministry of Finance today to return the funds sourced from number forecast agency Da Ma Cai, that was later used by the Totalisator Board to sponsor a trip for high-ranking police officers to Istanbul. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Feb 14, 2019 @ 20:30

Jalan TAR, Masjid India traders threaten strike to protest road closure

Business owners from a busy section of the city centre are threatening to close their doors on March 15 in protest against the government and its recent decision to close Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) to private vehicles. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 15, 2019 @ 20:21

Judiciary files police report over purported scam involving top judges

The judiciary has filed a police report following explosive claims by a senior judge of a purported scam involving top judiciary officials to defraud the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 15, 2019 @ 20:14

Internal probe into judicial interference suspended due to ongoing police investigation

An internal investigation into alleged judicial interference in an appeal pertaining to the late lawyer Karpal Singh was suspended in view of an ongoing police investigation into the case. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 15, 2019 @ 19:30

Putrajaya’s plan to lower cost of living: More price controls, discount sales

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is considering adding a few more crucial items to the list of controlled goods in order to lower the cost of living. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:30

Case of missing Pastor Raymond Koh still under inquiry, says deputy IGP

The case of missing Pastor Raymond Koh is still under inquiry and there has been no new development on the case, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:30

Reform agenda won’t be hijacked, Anwar assures after Umno defections

PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today sought to allay unease and reassure Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition partners and concerned Malaysian public that the series of defections from Umno/Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs into PPBM would not be allowed to hijack the declared reform agenda. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:23

Govt activities in Semenyih not illegal if not used to fish for votes: EC

The government’s ongoing activities in Semenyih cannot be deemed to be in violation of election laws as long as they are not being done to fish for votes, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:25

Guan Eng: M'sia Totalisator Board approved 3 other trips before Istanbul's

Government activities in constituencies with upcoming elections must not violate the Election Offences Act. |Read more >|NST

 

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Feb 15, 2019

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5,000 longhouse folk supplied with electricity through Sares

Almost 5,000 residents from 556 households in 11 longhouses in Telang Usan now have access to reliable and renewable 24-hour electricity under the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 15, 2019 @ 16:25

Government to study any proposal for RCI into judicial misconduct: Mahathir

The government will study any proposal to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into a recent claim of judicial misconduct, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: KBS Feb 15, 2019 @ 16:18

Kelantan getting over RM20 million to develop sports infrastructure: Syed Saddiq

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has allocated over RM20 million this year to develop and repair sports infrastructure in Kelantan, said its minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Feb 15, 2019 @ 16:09

EC: Govt must not violate Election Offences Act

The Malaysia Totalisator Board has approved three trips for the police top brass prior the recent controversial work trip to Istanbul, Turkey, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng revealed today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 15, 2019 @ 15:30

Guan Eng: Not just Istanbul, BN admin approved several trips for cops

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today he was unaware of the sponsorship of 16 high-ranking police officers’ trip to Istanbul as it was handled and approved by the directors of the Totalisator Board, a unit under the Finance Ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 15, 2019 @ 14:15

RTD: No new Awas cameras installed

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has rubbished rumours on social media claiming that new speed trap cameras have been installed by the department. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 15, 2019 @ 14:01

Allow refugees to work, give access to basic healthcare, education: Charles

The government has been urged to allow those seeking refuge in Malaysia to take up jobs in the country, as well as being given access to basic education and healthcare. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 15, 2019 @ 13:30

Guan Eng says thanks to his Ministry’s detox measures, TRX is now corruption-free

A successful “detox” effort by the Finance Ministry to clear the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) from corruption, after it was allegedly mired in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, has regained the project’s appeal to investors, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 15, 2019 @ 12:38

Secretary at treasury in remand for RM1.5 million bribe

A secretary to a senior Treasury officer is in remand for five days from today for allegedly soliciting and accepting RM1.5 million in bribe. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Govt urged to review fees imposed on businesses

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Youth leader Sim Fui has urged the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to review irrelevant policies, especially the various fees imposed on businesses. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Feb 15, 2019 @ 12:30

Dr M: PPBM to enter Sabah

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will establish a chapter in Sabah, chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | GE14 Feb 15, 2019 @ 12:28

Marzuki's petition struck out; Shabudin retains Tasek Gelugor seat

The Special Election Court has struck out an election petition filed by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) Datuk Marzuki Yahaya for a vote recount in the Tasek Gelugor parliamentary seat poll in the 14th general election. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: New Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 12:21

All’s not well in Pakatan

PAKATAN HARAPAN (PH) has yet to mark its first anniversary in power. Yet cracks have begun to appear in the coalition, thanks largely to the entry of former Umno MPs. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 15, 2019 @ 12:20

LFL says has proof of more judicial interference, joins calls for RCI

In the wake of a shocking affidavit filed by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, a lawyers group is saying it has proof of further judicial interference and is joining a chorus of calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: TAR closure Feb 15, 2019 @ 12:01

1km-Stretch to be closed: Rent may rise

Partly closing Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) to private vehicles may have its pros and cons, but it could be a boon for property owners in the area, with rental rates set to increase. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 15, 2019 @ 11:23

MACC sets up 24-hour centre for Semenyih by-election

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has set up a special operations centre to enable the public to report instances of abuse of power and corruption in the Semenyih by-election. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 09:05

Nothing wrong in IGP, top cops going on working trip to Turkey: Muhyiddin

It was not wrong for Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, and several other top police officers to have gone on the recent working trip to Turkey as it was not directly sponsored by a private company, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 15, 2019 @ 09:00

Ex-Goldman banker gives up fight against extradition to US

Roger Ng, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker accused of playing a role in defrauding sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), will return to the United States to face criminal charges against him, his lawyer said yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 15, 2019 @ 08:54

National Education Policy Committee receives overwhelming response from stakeholders

The National Education Policy Committee has received an overwhelming response from stakeholders, with over 5,000 suggestions regarding the improvement of the education system in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 15, 2019 @ 08:47

Unlicensed hotel, AirBnB operators urged to register with tourism ministry

Unlicensed hotel operators and those offering vacation rental services on AirBnB, must register with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture immediately to avoid legal action. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 08:43

PH component parties have total freedom to decide new membership approval methods: Saifuddin

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is giving full freedom to its component parties to decide for themselves the best methods of approval to use in regard to new membership applications, PH chief secretary Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Feb 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Single ministry for the fight

Agencies relevant to content piracy should be placed under a single ministry to streamline efforts to curb the problem, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Pakatan and BN to battle it out with locals

It is a battle of the locals in Semenyih as both Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional are fielding residents of the area as their candidates. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 15, 2019 

LAs must ensure home businesses are licensed

Local councils must ensure that businesses operating from private residences are licensed, says Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang CM concerned over proposed Kulim airport

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pic) has raised several questions about the proposed Kulim International Airport, following reports that the Kedah state government had obtained approval from the Federal Gover­nment to develop the new RM1.6bil airport in the Kuala Muda district. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Maszlee reveals plan to merge Science and Arts streams

Streamless schools are the way forward. Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said this was among the suggestions received from the National Education Policy review committee. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 15, 2019 @ 00:30

Kelantan Shariah courts approved 10 underage marriages from Jan 2018-Jan 2019

Shariah courts in Kelantan received 15 applications for underage marriages from January 2018 to January 2019. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 15, 2019 @ 00:30

In shocking affidavit, judge claims members of judiciary worked with private parties to scam govt

A Court of Appeal judge has alleged that there are members of the judiciary who have been working with private parties to scam the government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Feb 14, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Feb 14, 2019 @ 21:38

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry unveils five-point plan

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has unveiled a five-point plan geared towards ensuring national food security and boost revenue in the agriculture sector. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Feb 14, 2019 @ 21:28

Malacca to build ‘waste to energy ‘ station by end of 2020

Malacca will build a “waste to energy” station at the Sungai Udang sanitary landfill here by the end of next year, to address the problem of waste management more effectively, Chief Minister Adly Zahari said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 14, 2019 @ 20:30

Azmin defends Dr M’s decision to accept ex-Umno MPs into PPBM

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has defended Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to absorb seven ex-Umno MPs as a necessary move to reach out to rural Malay constituents. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 14, 2019 @ 19:34

Nearly 4,000 public sector positions filled by people with disabilities: PSD

Nearly 4,000 positions in the public sector have been filled by people with disabilities (OKU), the Public Service Department (PSD) said in a statement today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Feb 14, 2019 @ 19:16

Private religious schools get RM25mil federal govt aid

The Finance Ministry today handed over a funding of RM25 million to Education Ministry for the upgrading and maintenance of registered private Islamic religious schools in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 14, 2019 @ 18:32

Guan Eng: More rapid economic growth expected in 2019

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng expressed confidence that Malaysia’s economy will continue to grow in the first quarter of 2019, based on the 4.7 per cent growth recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 14, 2019 @ 14:51

Education Ministry looks at issue of over-regulation of private institutions: Maszlee

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said today that the ministry was working on the issue of over-regulation of private higher education institutions, that had been going on for “far too long”. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 14, 2019 @ 14:41

Closure of community clinics due to low patient turnout, says Lee

The closure of 34 community clinics was not due to the performance of Assistant Medical Officers (PPP), Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye said today.​ |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 14, 2019 @ 14:33

Bank Negara raids 8 unlicensed money changing and remittance companies

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) raided eight premises along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Dato’ Keramat here on Tuesday, for carrying out money changing and remittance business activities without a licence.​ |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 14, 2019 @ 14:01

No plans to emulate Thailand and enact lese majeste law

Malaysia has no intention of following in the footsteps of Thailand in enacting a lese majeste law to protect the Rulers here.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:51

Sabah mulls vaccinating all kids, including stateless

Sabah government is considering vaccinating all children, including from the stateless community. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:47

Liew: Decision to drop charge against Siti Kasim in accordance with law

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong has defended the Attorney General's Chamber's (AGC) decision to drop charges against activist lawyer Siti Kasim for allegedly showing her middle finger at a forum in 2016.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:42

Cabinet to decide on tabling proposal to abolish death penalty next month

The Cabinet will make a decision on whether to table the proposal to abolish the death penalty in Parliament next month, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:36

C4: Pakatan stacking foundation's board with politicians, just like BN did

Pakatan Harapan is continuing the previous Barisan Nasional government's trend of appointing politically-linked associates to the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) board of trustees, says the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4). |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Three stateless children get citizenship, ending years of legal battle

It’s a joyous day for three stateless children who were born in Malaysia as the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved to register them as citizens of Malaysia. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:30

S’gor gov’t urges all parties to respect court decision over Seafield temple

The Selangor government today urged all parties involved in the issue of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, to respect and abide by yesterday’s High Court ruling that dismissed the bid to stop the relocation of the house of worship. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:30

Azmi Sharom is new EC deputy chief, Bersih rep made commissioner

Putrajaya has appointed University of Malaya law professor Azmi Sharom as the deputy chairman of the Election Commission. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 14, 2019 @ 12:30

Accepting ‘rubbish’ like ex-Umno MPs will cost Pakatan Semenyih vote, Rafizi warns

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) is jeopardising Pakatan Harapan’s support for next month’s Semenyih by-election by controversially accepting seven Umno defectors, PKR’s Rafizi Ramli asserted today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 14, 2019 @ 12:10

Ex-Kota Tinggi MP faces five more graft charges 

The former MP for Kota Tinggi, Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun Narrashid was once again brought to court, this time to the sessions court here to face five charges of receiving kickbacks in the form of maintenance for two vehicles as well as the legal fee to purchase land totalling RM12,707.60. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 14, 2019 @ 11:28

Court of Appeal to hear Najib’s appeals on March 11 and 12

The Court of Appeal here today set March 11 and 12 to hear four appeals by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to reverse a High Court’s ruling over the interlocutory applications in Najib’s seven criminal charges relating to SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, totalling RM42 million. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:13

Anwar says he expects to take power within two years

Malaysia’s would-be prime minister says he expects to take power from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years but wants to give the current leader enough time to govern effectively before he assumes control. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 14, 2019 @ 09:39

AGC circular leak: Police to record statement of MCA's Chan

Bukit Aman has called up MCA central committee member Chan Quin Er in connection with the expose of a circular on instructions to the Attorney General's Chambers to hasten judicial hearings of high-profile cases.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 14, 2019 @ 09:50

Company awarded with 400ha forest reserve in Perak now has RM500,000 paid up capital

NJ Development Sdn Bhd, the company that was awarded 400-hectare land concessions over two forest reserves, is no longer an RM2 company. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Feb 14, 2019 @ 09:50

RM50 million allocation for registered tahfiz schools

The government has set aside an allocation of RM50 million to be used by 815 registered tahfiz schools nationwide, for the purpose of upgrading and maintaining their buildings, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Feb 14, 2019 @ 09:06

Thumbs up and backlash from KL folk

The plan to close a stretch of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman to private vehicles has courted myriad reactions from shoppers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Lim: Totalisator Board need not get MoF’s approval

The Finance Minister says he will check to see if the Malaysia Totalisator Board should get its approval first before making future sponsorship commitments.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Feb 14, 2019 

NRD not issuing of IC, birth certificate to illegals – director

National Registration Department (NRD) director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah has refuted claims made by some quarters on issuing of identity cards or birth certificates to illegal immigrants in Sabah by the department. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Nik Abduh: I was told to lie about the RM90mil

Bachok MP Nik Abduh Nik Aziz (pic) claimed that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had given his “blessings” for him to deny that it was his voice on the recording alleging that it had received RM90mil from Umno. |Read more >|TheStar

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Feb 13, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 21:25

Dissatisfaction among PH as PPBM accepts more ex-Umno members

As Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) continues to beef up its ranks in the Dewan Rakyat by accepting former Umno MPs, resentment seems to be brewing inside the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Feb 13, 2019 @ 22:11

IRB improves its service delivery

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has launched the ePerolehan (eP) system and the Suppliers’ Portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers, price denominators, and bidders dealing with the board. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 22:01

Company did not get forest plantation project via open tender - MB

The company awarded the 400-hectare forest plantation development project at two different locations in Perak did not get the job through open tender, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 13, 2019 @ 22:00

Ramkarpal: Accepting Umno MPs not what people voted for in GE14

DAP national legal bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh today said that the recent inclusion of seven former Umno MPs into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) was not what the people voted for during the 14th general election (GE14). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Feb 13, 2019 @ 21:09

No decision yet on proposal to ban sale of illegal Android TV box

The government has yet to decide on whether or not to ban the sale of illegal Android TV boxes currently available in the local market. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 13, 2019 @ 20:55

Report received on alleged abuse of power by Naroden: MACC’s Sarawak director

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission director for Sarawak, Razim Mohd Noor has confirmed that the commission has received a report claiming that Sarawak Assistant Minister for E-Commerce Datuk Naroden Majais had abused his powers for self-gratification. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 13, 2019 @ 20:39

Guan Eng: I didn’t know about Istanbul trip sponsorship

Lim Guan Eng today claimed to have no knowledge that the recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey involving several high-ranking police personnel, was sponsored and approved by a body under the Finance Ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bkt Kukus Feb 13, 2019 @ 20:34

Bukit Kukus landslide probe reveals contractor did not consult experts

The failure of the contractor to consult engineering experts before building a field embankment is the cause of the landslide at the site of the paired highway in Jalan Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong last October, said Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Report Feb 13, 2019 @ 19:57

‘The world's rubbish bin’ – 17mil kg of rubbish in Jenjarom, reports BBC

“Malaysia has become the world's rubbish bin” – this was a powerful statement made by Greenpeace Malaysia in 2018, when it was reported that the country had taken in 754,000 tonnes of plastic waste from over 19 countries that year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 13, 2019 @ 19:00

Explain why Siti Kasim’s case dropped, PAS tells AG

PAS has demanded Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas today explain why the charges against lawyer and human rights activist Siti Kasim for displaying a rude gesture at a forum in 2016 have been dropped. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 13, 2019 @ 18:20

Transport Ministry will ensure all former SPAD staff find jobs

The Transport Ministry today pledged that former Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) staff who had yet to find jobs would be absorbed into government-linked agencies. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 13, 2019 @ 18:00

Nik Abduh: Hadi gave me ‘blessings’ to deny audio recording

PAS leader Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz has admitted today that party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was the one who gave his “blessings” for him to deny a controversial audio recording. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:55

Table 13 new state seats if you respect Sabah rights, former CM tells PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s dismissal of Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s call for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to stay away from Sabah may be another sign that Putrajaya is ignoring the state’s wishes, Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:40

MoF: Da Ma Cai funded cops’ Istanbul trip

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today clarified that the recent police work trip to Istanbul, Turkey, was not funded by taxpayers’ money. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:36

AADK, police enhance effort to stop drugs entering high-risk areas

The National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) and the Royal Malaysian Police will enhance efforts to curb drug trafficking activities from entering high-risk areas, such as Felda settlements and the People’s Housing Programme (PPR). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:34

Dr Wee: DAP should protest party-hopping vehemently, not issue token statements

In the past, DAP vehemently opposed MPs and assemblymen hopping to other parties, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:24

Two workers die each day while travelling between home and workplace

A total of 888 deaths due to accidents involving employees travelling between home and their workplace were reported last year, according to Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:21

PH to discuss former Umno MPs joining Bersatu

The crossover of former Umno leaders should be deliberated in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Employment Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:12

30,000 workers to be laid off this year, says MEF

Employers Federation (MEF) estimates that 30,000 workers will be laid off this year, citing the increasing cost of business as the main reason for the big jump in retrenchment. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bkt Kukus Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:07

MBPP among four named as responsible in fatal Penang landslide

Four parties have been identified as being responsible for the fatal landslide at the construction site of the paired road at Jalan Bukit Kukus last October incident, including the Penang Island City Council (MBPP). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 16:30

Melaka to develop affordable houses worth RM4.22m

The state government, through the Melaka Housing Board (LPM) and housing developer Delta Diversified Sdn Bhd (DDSB), will jointly develop affordable housing units for Bumiputeras worth RM4.22 million, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | NEAC Feb 13, 2019 @ 16:16

EAC will allow Miti to contribute views on economic policies

The establishment of the Economic Action Council (EAC) will allow the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) to contribute views on the country’s economic policies, said Deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Feb 13, 2019

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 15:39

Negri Sembilan will not increase water tariff

The Negri Sembilan state government will not increase water tariff in the state despite the expectation that it would go up nationwide this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS Feb 13, 2019 @ 14:54

Mositun: State Ordinance clearly defines who is native in Sabah

Cultural identity and ethnicity should not be confused with privileges when debating the status of the Bugis and Javanese people in Sabah, says Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice president Datuk Johnny Mositun.​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 13, 2019 @ 14:26

Ministry never approved herbal med which 'cures dengue, Zika and chikungunya'

The Health Ministry has never approved any herbal medicine which claimed to be able to cure and prevent dengue, Zika and chikungunya. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 13, 2019 @ 12:09

Ex-Felda director slapped with 14 graft charges

Former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) director Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun Narrashid was charged at the Sessions Court with 14 graft charges involving the payments for his car instalment totalling RM23,540.68. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:01

PAS: We submitted bank statements to MACC, now let's move on

PAS has submitted all its party bank account statements, from those dating back from 2015 to the latest, to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, says PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Feb 13, 2019 

Sabah security focus of ministry

The security of Sabah is the focus of the Ministry of Defence, said its minister Mohamad Sabu. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:00

Malaysia to double palm oil used in transport biodiesel to 20pc in 2020

Malaysia aims to double the palm oil content in biodiesel used for the transport sector to 20 per cent next year, as South-east Asia’s third-largest economy looks to cut record stockpiles and boost prices, a government minister said yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 08:38

Dr M hopes to see F1 make a comeback to Sepang

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed hope that the Malaysian Grand Prix would make it a return to the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) after he was conferred the Petronas SIC Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) Awards 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 08:30

MAIWP aims to collect RM710m zakat this year, Mujahid says

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) is targeting to collect RM710 million of zakat this year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 13, 2019 @ 07:53

No summons yet from Umno for leaving party: Rosol

Hulu Terengganu MP Datuk Rosol Wahid, who is now a member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), has not received a summons from Umno after leaving the party recently. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Feb 13, 2019 @ 07:28

Jalan TAR to be closed to vehicles from March 15, only buses allowed

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) in Kuala Lumpur is closed to all vehicles except for buses beginning March 15, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 13, 2019 @ 07:00

MB: Company had the relevant experience

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has admitted that the state granted some 400ha of forest land to a newly set-up company but claimed this was based on its experience. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Feb 13, 2019 @ 07:00

No more boring school assemblies

Students will not have the Monday blues, now that there is a module to make school assemblies more engaging.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 13, 2019 @ 07:00

MACC probe shifts to PAS leaders

With investigators having determined that no money from 1MDB was transferred into PAS’ accounts, the probe has now shifted to the personal accounts of its leaders.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 13, 2019 

Non-native bumiputeras have right to appoint own community leaders – Ewon

Upko vice president Datuk Ewon Benedict believes that non-native Bumiputeras also have a right to appoint their own community leaders, similar to that of the Chinese community which have their own community head system known as the ‘Kapitan’ system. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Feb 13, 2019 @ 01:30

Kedah sets up task force to safeguard interests, status of Malay reserve land, says MB

A task force has been set up under the Kedah State Land and Mines Office to safeguard the interests and status of the Malay reserve land in the state, thereby preventing it from losing its status. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Amanah Feb 13, 2019 @ 00:30

Mat Sabu welcomes Umno MPs who jumped ship to PPBM

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu said today he was not worried about seven former Umno MPs joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), even as some Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers objected to it. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 13, 2019 @ 00:30

Dr M has gone back on his words, PKR VP says after PPBM accepts ex-Umno MPs

A PKR vice president has taken Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to task for accepting seven former Umno MPs into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) after the prime minister had said Pakatan Harapan (PH) will not take in Umno turncoats. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Feb 12, 2019

New Malaysia New Govt Feb 12, 2019 @ 23:17

A two-thirds majority will allow Pakatan govt to amend Federal Constitution

A two-thirds majority will allow the Pakatan Harapan government to make amendments to the Federal Constitution and push through wide-scale reforms.| Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Feb 12, 2019 @ 23:00

Agro ministry to announce food security and revenue generation strategy shortly

The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry 2019-2020 Roadmap to ensure food security and revenue generation will be announced at an event in the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) this Thursday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 12, 2019 @ 22:00

Claiming threat to national security, PAS youth wants probe into DAP’s alleged foreign funds

PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi has called for investigations into foreign funds allegedly channelled to DAP. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New State Govt Feb 12, 2019 @ 20:37

Terengganu to improve quality of its counter service staff
The Terengganu government is willing to improve the quality of its counter service staff in government-linked agencies and departments for the convenience of the public.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 12, 2019 @ 19:28

Datuk, two wives charged with money laundering amounting to RM3.5m

Former Koperasi Hartanah Malaysia Berhad (Kohama) executive chairman and his two wives were charged at the Sessions Court here today with 25 counts of money laundering amounting to RM3.5 million.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 12, 2019 @ 19:06

Tun M defends economic council’s setting up, says vital to get outsiders views

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has rubbished claims that the setting up of the high-powered Economic Action Council (EAC) was an admission that the current crop of Cabinet members was not performing up to standard. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New State Govt Feb 12, 2019 @ 19:02

Sabah must continue to rebuild, repair longhouses says Dr Ongkili
The Warisan-led state government must continue rebuilding and repairing longhouses, traditionally lived in by the Rungus and Murut communities in Sabah, says Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: FELDA Feb 12, 2019 @ 18:45

Five ex-FGV Holdings directors file defence and counter suit against the company
Five former FGV Holdings Bhd directors have filed their defence and a counter suit against the company, adding that they were seeking the same amount of damages filed against them.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | NEAC Feb 12, 2019 @ 18:13

NEAC composed of credible individuals, says Azmin

The newly-formed National Economic Action Council (NEAC), which would examine and make decisions on economic and financial matters, is well represented with credible individuals as its members. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | UMNO Exodus Feb 12, 2019 @ 18:00

Dr M: Seven former Umno MPs now PPBM members

Seven former Umno parliamentarians have officially been accepted into Parti Pribumi Bumiputera Malaysia (PPBM) today, its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 12, 2019 @ 17:09

French lawyer in Malaysia to aid submarine graft probe

A French lawyer probing a controversial submarine deal linked to Malaysia’s ousted leader Najib Razak was Tuesday set to meet officials to aid investigations into the scandal. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Feb 12, 2019 @ 17:00

Disposal of Eagle High stake up to Felda, says Azmin

The government will not interfere with the decision of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) to dispose of a 37 per cent stake in PT Eagle High Plantation to the Rajawali Group. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: Projects Feb 12, 2019 @ 16:58

Five water companies take Sabah Govt to court over contract termination

The move by the Sabah government to terminate the water maintenance contracts of six companies overseeing 58 water treatment plants in the state is going court.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 12, 2019 @ 16:48

MACC begins probe into leakage in City Hall's procurement division

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has started to question those in the City Hall’s procurement division relating to the leakage of the list of companies that have successfully secured the tender to clean rivers in Kuala Lumpur. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Feb 12, 2019 @ 16:57

IRB denies it is involved in ‘Dana 7 Amanah LHDN’ programme

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) has denied media reports that it is involved in the “Dana 7 Amanah LHDN” programme which was introduced by Yayasan Amal Maaruf Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 12, 2019 @ 16:24

No death penalty for having or distributing ganja registered as medicine

Companies or individuals involved in obtaining, possessing or distributing marijuana for medical purposes will not be penalised if the drug is registered as a medicine. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | NEAC Feb 12, 2019 @ 15:15

Dr M made the decision to exclude Anwar from EAC, says Azmin

The exclusion of Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the Economic Action Council (EAC) was decided by the Prime Minister, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 12, 2019 @ 15:00

Perak Umno: Was award of forest reserve made with open tender?

Perak Umno waded into the 400-hectare forest reserve controversy by questioning if the award to a RM2 company by the Perak state government was made with an open tender. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 12, 2019 @ 14:43

Equanimity buyers can deal directly with gov't, 1MDB

Those interested in purchasing luxury yacht Equanimity can now directly approach the government and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), instead of going through the central agency broker. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Feb 12, 2019 @ 14:30

AG to ask Court of Appeal president to expedite Najib’s appeal

Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas wants the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak on seven charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, totalling RM42 million, to commence on Feb 25. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 12, 2019 @ 14:30

Muhyiddin: I approved police Istanbul trip but not aware of business class flight

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today confirmed that he had given the green light for a recent police work trip to Istanbul, Turkey, attended by mostly senior officers and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun himself. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt:: Bersatu Feb 12, 2019 @ 14:30

Muhyiddin: PPBM accepts Marzuki’s ‘Cambridge degree’ explanation, no further action

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president today confirmed no action will be taken against Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya concerning disputes over his academic qualifications. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 12, 2019 @ 14:17

RM90mil not channelled to PAS party accounts, says MACC source

The RM90mil allegedly received by PAS from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was not channelled into the party's official bank accounts, Malaysiakini reported.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 12, 2019