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ANM in the News Archive February 11 - 20,  2020

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February 20, 2020

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 20, 2020 @ 23:00

Workers affected by Covid-19 urged to lodge complaints: Mahfuz

Employees affected by Covid-19 have been urged to lodge complaints with the relevant parties so that action can be taken to assist them, said Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Feb 20, 2020 @ 23:00

Students can be expelled for ‘Skullbreaker’ challenge: Teo

Students risk being expelled from school if found partaking in the trending ‘Skullbreaker’ challenge.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 20, 2020 @ 23:00

Dr Wan Azizah moots formation of Charity Commission to improve social finance sector

It is timely to form a Charity Commission to improve the efficiency, transparency and good governance of the social finance sector, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Feb 20, 2020 @ 22:00

Tender to develop 16 dilapidated S’wak schools postponed

The tender for development of 16 dilapidated schools in Sarawak has been postponed to enable the Education Ministry and the Sarawak Public Works Department to review the scope and cost of the project, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 202020 @ 21:00

'Wrong to move Jakoa out of Rural Development Ministry'

The move to place the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) under the Prime Minister's Department has jeopardised efforts to uplift the community.|Read more >|NST

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

Degazetting proposal due to lack of virgin forest element, says Selangor MB

The proposed degazetting of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve is due to the fact that 40% of the area no longer has virgin forest element, as well as to prevent recurrence of open burning, says Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: JPN Feb 202020 @ 19:00

Illegitimate child: JPN co-ordinates name of father

The National Registration Department (JPN) is discussing with the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN), Attorney-General’s Chamber and all state Mufti to study and co-ordinate the use of ‘bin’ and ‘binti’ for the process of registering illegitimate children.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Feb 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Gobind: Provocative posts on social media affects more than Malaysia, MCMC reviewing methods

The government is studying new ways to deal with social media posts that threaten to disrupt national security and public order, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 20, 2020 @ 16:00

B20 Biodiesel Programme to be expanded nationwide in June 2021, says Teresa Kok

The National B20 Biodiesel Programme for the transport sector, which is already underway in Langkawi and Labuan in January 2020, will be expanded nationwide in June 2021, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Feb 20, 2020 @ 16:00

Works Ministry doing its best to help laid off LBU workers, says Baru

The Works Ministry will look into the plight of workers affected by Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd’s (LBU) termination as project delivery partner (PDP) for the Sarawak stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway project, said its minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Feb 20, 2020

Sarawak’s centralised school idea held up dilapidated schools repair, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng admits delays in implementing repair of dilapidated schools in Sarawak because the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Works (MOW) did not agree with the proposal by Sarawak government to build centralised schools.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Feb 20, 2020 @ 16:00

Works minister: New timeline for completion of Sarawak’s Pan Borneo Highway is June 2022

The federal Works Ministry has set June 2022 as the new timeline for the completion of Sarawak’s stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway project, its minister Baru Bian said today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: BDEH Project Feb 20, 2020 @ 15:00

Work on Bangsar-Damansara highway project to continue, says FT minister

Despite protests from Bukit Damansara residents and the MPs for Segambut and Lembah Pantai, construction work on the Bangsar-Damansara Elevated Highway will continue.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 202020 @ 15:00

MTUC suggests RM10bil 'revolving fund' to help workers

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government not to forget the needs of workers in the stimulus package set to be announced on Feb 27.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Feb 202020 @ 14:00

Pan Borneo Highway: Gov’t saves RM2.86b, final cost after evaluation, says Baru Bian

The amount of estimated saving for the Pan Borneo Highway (PBH) Sarawak project based on the overall difference in development cost between the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) model and conventional methods is RM2.865 billion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 20, 2020

Wong: RM4 mln allocation to help bus companies provide stage bus services in S’wak

The federal government has allocated around RM4 million to the Interim Stage Bus Support Fund (ISBSF) to help public bus companies provide stage bus services in the state, said newly appointed Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) Sarawak chairman Wong King Wei.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Selangor govt allocates RM5 million to fight dengue

The Selangor government has allocated RM5 million to the local authorities to combat dengue this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: AKPK Feb 202020 @ 12:00

Harder for B40 group to get housing loan with bad record: Expert

It is difficult for those in the B40 group to get a housing loan due to their low income. However, having a good credit rating will help in securing financing for a house.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Feb 20, 2020 @ 12:00

State Public Works Dept to have oversight over Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway project

The Works Ministry today handed over the letter of appointment to the Sarawak Public Works Department (Sarawak PWD) to be the Superintending Officer (SO) in implementing the state’s section of the Pan Borneo Highway (PBH) project.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: BDEH Project Feb 20, 2020 @ 11:00

Pakatan MPs claim DBKL partially paying for Bangsar-Damansara highway project

Two Pakatan Harapan MPs want the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to speed up its investigation into alleged malpractices in the Bangsar-Damansara Elevated Highway project, valued at RM211 million.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 20, 2020 @ 11:00

MySalam: Surge in registration following word-of-mouth sharing

Apart from the government’s continuous efforts in promoting the mySalam National Health Protection Scheme, word-of-mouth sharing has succeeded in creating public awareness encouraging more people to sign up to enjoy the benefits.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 20, 2020 @ 11:00

Group may hold street protest if Anwar is not PM by May

PKR's veteran group Otai Reformis 1998 may consider taking to the streets if party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim does not become the prime minister in May this year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: KPLB Feb 20, 2020 @ 09:00

2020: KPLB to focus on socio-economic and human capital developments

Getting rid of the stigma linking poverty with the rural areas is among the efforts and challenges which the Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) wants to tackle this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 20, 2020 @ 09:00

Covid-19: Job loss trend remains normal, says Human Resources Ministry

The trend in job losses in the wake of Covid-19 infections is normal and has not risen dramatically, said the Human Resources Ministry today.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Dr M urges country’s leaders to be courageous, show integrity

Leaders must exhibit a high level of capability so that their integrity is not easily challenged, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 20, 2020

Dilapidated schools repair has begun, just ask Sarawak JKR, Chong tells CM

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen today refuted the claim that Putrajaya has reneged on its promise to repair dilapidated schools in Sarawak after the state government settled RM700 million out of RM1 billion under a contra loan.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 20, 2020

Abang Johari: Legislation is very clear, no need to amend Article 16 of Sarawak Constitution

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the amendment of Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution is unnecessary in view that the legislation has stated very clearly that only Sarawakians can stand in the State Election.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 20, 2020 @ 01:00

Nothing lasts forever, even good policies, says Dr M

There is no guarantee that a good policy will last forever if a leader or a government is changed, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

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February 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 19, 2020 @ 23:00

Guan Eng did not chair meeting on Tabung Haji: JPM minister’s office

The office of the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department today denied that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) chaired a meeting on Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) as seen in a photo which went viral on social media.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 19, 2020 @ 22:00

IGP: PDRM allocates RM122m to repair lifts

A sum of RM122 million has been allocated to repair and replace 241 units of lifts in buildings and quarters of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) nationwide, according to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Feb 19, 2020 @ 18:00

Health Ministry, DoctorOnCall team up on Virtual Health Advisory to fight Covid-19 misinformation

The government has launched a Virtual Health Advisory service in collaboration with the DoctorOnCall online health platform to provide accurate information on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 19, 2020 @ 17:00

Assistance for workers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak to find new jobs

The Human Resources Ministry will assist workers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak to find new job opportunities.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 19, 2020 @ 16:00

Mixed reaction to Mahathir-Anwar transition

The issue of power transition between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim drew a mixed reaction from local political analysts.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Feb 19, 2020 @ 16:00

Aides' bids to remove Anwar's name from lawsuits fail

Two aides of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim failed in their respective bids to have their the PKR leader's name removed from lawsuits filed by Muhammad Yusoff Rawther against them.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 19, 2020 @ 07:00

Penang spends RM240.3m on housing maintenance projects since 2008: Jagdeep

The Penang state government has spent RM240.3 million on public and private housing maintenance projects as well as housing maintenance projects under local authorities (PBT) since 2008, said State Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman, Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 19, 2020 @ 08:00

New forms of work require changes in social security: Kula

New forms of work require changes in strategies, safety measures, occupational health and social security in accordance with the transformation of technological advances.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 19, 2020 @ 07:00

Penang targets all public eateries to achieve grade A rating by end-2020

The Penang government has targeted all public eateries in the state to attain Grade A rating by the end of this year.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 19, 2020 @ 07:00

Gender segregation for events soon

Women entertainers will no longer be allowed to perform before male audiences during shows in Terengganu once gender segregation guidelines are imposed on event organisers, says a state exco member.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 19, 2020 @ 07:00

Adoption process to be reviewed after black market claims

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will review adoption procedures following reports of babies offered up for adoption illegally online.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 19, 2020

8,024 vacancies as enumerators in statistics Dept available

About 8,024 temporary vacancies as enumerators are available at the Statistics Department for the Population and Housing Census 2020 in Sarawak which will start from July 7 this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 182020 @ 20:00

Gazetting Kg Bukit Biru Orang Asli land now a priority

Gazetting the Orang Asli settlement at Kampung Bukit Biru near Muadzam Shah here will be given top priority to help safeguard the interests of the community in the future.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Feb 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Drugs: Mandatory death sentence may be amended to life term, says Dr Mahathir

The mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking might be amended to life sentence, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 18, 2020 @ 20:00

MB: Terengganu ECRL route to cost RM15b, create 23,000 new jobs

The East Coast Rail Link route (ECRL) in Terengganu spanning 250 kilometres will cost RM15 billion, said its Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 18, 2020 @ 19:00

Dr M: I don't know if PH presidential council will discuss power transition

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he does not know if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting this Friday will fix a date for the transition of power.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Public Consultation Feb 18, 2020 @ 19:00

Public invited to provide feedback on PSKL2040

The Federal Territories Ministry has called on the public to contribute their ideas and feedback on the KL 2040 Draft Structure Plan (PSKL2040).|Read more >|NST

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

Over 24,000 youths benefited from Yellow Ribbon Project

A total of 24,234 youths benefited from the Yellow Ribbon Project last year, which was a pioneer project to help youths at risk rebuild their lives after serving time for their offences.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Suhakam Feb 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Report: Suhakam inquiry told religious authorities had investigated missing activist Joshua Hilmy

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) heard during its inquiry into the disappearance of activists Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Hilmy that the former was the subject of an investigation by a religious authority.|Read more >Malaymail

 

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

Dr M: Tabung Haji 'letting go' properties that are not profitable

Tabung Haji is "letting go" some of its properties because they are not giving any returns, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Feb 18, 2020 @ 18:00

IRB collects record RM145 billion in 2019

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) collected a record RM145.1 billion in direct taxes in 2019, its chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah announced today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 18, 2020

Dilapidated schools: Putrajaya failed to keep its word, says Abg Jo

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today said Putrajaya has failed to keep its end of the contra deal to repair 1,020 dilapidated schools in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Dr M: I'll step down but only after Apec

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he does not know if the date of power transition will be fixed at the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting on Friday (Jan 21).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Feb 18, 2020 @ 17:00

National Stadium’s field project a worthwhile investment: Syed Saddiq

A proposed RM10 million upgrade of the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil would ensure that its field would be of very high standard and durable, according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | A-G's 2018 Report Feb 18, 2020 @ 17:00

State govt entities give statements to Sabah PAC over A-G's 2018 Report

Seven state government entities were summoned to give statements on unresolved issues from the Auditor-General’s 2018 report, says Sabah Public Accounts Committee (PAC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:00

Government, NSC submit preliminary objections to Anwar’s summons

The Malaysian government and the National Security Council (NSC) have submitted preliminary objections to the originating summons filed by Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to challenge the implementation of the NSC Act 2016.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:00

Tabung Haji hotels transferred, not being sold off, says Mujahid

The four Tabung Haji hotels are not being shut down, but transferred to a new company, claims Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 18, 2020

Only loyal Sarawakians should contest in state polls, says PBB info chief

A Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leader has proposed that the Sarawak Constitution be amended to ensure that only “loyal Sarawakians” can contest in state elections.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:00

Motion to support Dr M proof Pas is a quality opposition

Pas today denied it was confused over its role in Parliament when it decided to table a motion to support the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:00

‘Rebrand 3D jobs for more social acceptance’

It’s not the salary that keeps Malaysians away from 3D (dangerous, dirty and difficult) jobs, but the lack of social acceptance, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism Feb 18, 2020 @ 08:00

VM2020 to be modified following Covid-19 infection: Mohamaddin

The direction and promotion of Visit Malaysia Year (VM2020) will be modified in line with the situation of the country following the Covid-19 infection.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 18, 2020 @ 07:00

Special fund available to provide immediate disaster aid

A special government fund to give immediate aid to the needy, especially during disasters and calamities, is now available.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 18, 2020 @ 07:00

New death benefit for civil servants

The next of kin of civil servants who die while in service will get ex-gratia payment of RM150,000 if the deceased had been working less than five years under a scheme introduced by the government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 18, 2020

Help for agro-players to supply overseas

The Sarawak government will assist players in the agriculture industry to enable them to supply to overseas markets, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 182020 @ 00:00

Peter Anthony to sue portal for defamation

Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony will take legal action against a local portal over allegations on the award of contracts by the Sabah Public Works Department (JKR).|Read more >|NST

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February 17, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 17, 2020 @ 22:00

Developers, designers to be responsible for construction workers’ safety too, says HR minister

The Ministry of Human Resources will establish specific legislation or regulations by extending the responsibility towards construction workers’ safety to include developers and designers.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 17, 2020 @ 20:00

Deputy minister: Giving local jobs to Malaysians a priority in 12th Malaysia Plan

Priority for Malaysian workers in fulfilling job opportunities in the country is one of the elements to be reinforced in the National Human Resource Policy (DSMN) and the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (RMK-12).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 17, 2020 @ 15:00

MESTECC mulls new law to curb entry of plastic wastes

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (MESTECC) is looking at possible drafting of a new legislation that will stop developed nations from exporting plastic wastes into Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Facts & Stats Feb 172020 @ 15:00

Report: Malaysians Asia's worst ocean plastic polluters

An analysis of Asia’s worst ocean polluters shows Malaysians are the biggest individual consumers of plastic packaging, green group WWF said on Monday, urging the government to limit single-use plastics and work with companies to fund a recycling push.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 17, 2020 @ 15:00

After book ban overturned, rights group urges govt to repeal repressive PPPA

Following a court decision to overturn a ban on three books promoting moderate Islam here last week, freedom of speech group Article 19 has urged Malaysia to repeal the law that was used to initially impose the ban.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Case of missing duo Feb 172020 @ 15:00

Suhakam inquiry into the disappearances of Joshua and Ruth Hilmy to begin tomorrow

Over three years after they mysteriously disappeared, a public inquiry into the case of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Hilmy will finally kick off tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 17, 2020 @ 13:00

Sabah schools to get 392 police liaison officers

A total of 392 police officers have been assigned to primary and secondary schools in Sabah as school liaison officers to aid crime prevention efforts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Hospital instalment plan approved

Eligible patients admitted in third class wards at government hospitals are now allowed to settle their medical bills in three instalments.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Penang to have first cooperative town in Malaysia

The Education Ministry aims to see an increase in enrolment at all higher learning institutions through its new integrated application portal, MyUPU.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 17, 2020

Sarawak govt to give land for Federation to build headquarters

The Sarawak government will be giving a plot of land within the vicinity of Kuching to the Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations for them to build their headquarters.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 17, 2020

Peka B40 clinic set up to help register eligible applicants

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Miri will be setting up a Peka B40 clinic at the new
PKR Community Centre along Brighton Road to help more eligible people register for the healthcare scheme, recently introduced by the federal government.
|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 16, 2020

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 16, 2020 @ 23:00

Sad if they take it to the streets, says Zuraida

City Hall urged the public to boycott dirty eateries following its decision to seal off a famous Bangsar roadside eatery here.PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said it would be sad if her party members were to take the prime minister power transition issue to the streets.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 16, 2020 @ 22:00

Penang to have first cooperative town in Malaysia

The Cooperative Commission of Malaysia (SKM) is set to build a new town in Sungai Ara, Penang.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 16, 2020 @ 19:00

Johor receives RM336m to upgrade roads

The Johor government has received a RM336 million allocation from the federal government under the Malaysian Road Record Information System (Marris), to maintain state roads this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 16, 2020 @ 17:00

Move to set up Commission to reconcile aggrieved parties without involving police

The Bill to set up the Harmony and Reconciliation Commission is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 16, 2020 @ 17:00

Malaysians@Work initiative to open for registration in April

The Malaysians@Work or #MalaysiaKerja initiative, to be spearheaded by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), will open for registration in April.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 16, 2020 @ 16:00

MySalam kiosks needed in rural, remote areas of Sabah

 The kiosk of national health protection scheme mySalam, needs to be extended to the remote and rural areas in Sabah as an effort to ensure that residents in the area can enjoy the initiative introduced by the Pakatan Harapan government since last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 16, 2020 @ 14:00

Johor leaves it to Federal Govt to review water rates given to Singapore

The state government has identified two sites for large scale modern pig farming to meet the growing demands from other countries including from Singapore, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 16, 2020 @ 14:00

City Hall: Boycott dirty eateries

City Hall urged the public to boycott dirty eateries following its decision to seal off a famous Bangsar roadside eatery here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 16, 2020 @ 13:00

PAS on power transition demand: It's unconstitutional, challenges powers of the King

Insisting that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hand over power to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is akin to challenging the power of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 16, 2020 @ 13:00

Who will succeed Wan Azizah as DPM?

IN all the frenzy and talk about the anticipated transition of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to his named successor, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, one key person is often overlooked by critics, observers and analysts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 16, 2020 @ 13:00

DCM: Two sites identified for large scale modern pig farming in Sarawak, as demand increases

The state government has identified two sites for large scale modern pig farming to meet the growing demands from other countries including from Singapore, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 16, 2020 @ 12:00

Govt mulling law to regulate Airbnb

The federal government will table legislation in Parliament soon to regulate the home-sharing rental concept of Airbnb and other similar platforms following widespread complaints about it, says Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Musa Yusof.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 16, 2020 @ 10:00

Dr Wee: Iron out problems in mySalam B40 scheme before extending to M40 group

Things must be made right under the mySalam coverage for the B40 group before the Government rolls out protection to the M40 group, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 16, 2020 @ 08:00

Hiring of foreign workers must meet stipulated requirements

The Ministry of Human Resources is always open to requests to hire foreign workers if the required conditions are met.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 16, 2020 @ 07:00

Aiming for higher enrolment

The Education Ministry aims to see an increase in enrolment at all higher learning institutions through its new integrated application portal, MyUPU.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 16, 2020 @ 07:00

Gadek by-election talk making its round in Melaka

Speculation is making its round on a possible by-election in Gadek, following a working visit by Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the state constituency.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 16, 2020

Ministry to digitalise local council’s services – Dr Sim

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing has set its sights to digitalise services provided by all local councils in Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 15, 2020

1,383 Spektra houses being built throughout S’wak

A total of 1,383 units of Spektra Permata houses (RSP) are currently being built throughout Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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February 15, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 15, 2020 @ 22:00

Standard law for religious, tahfiz schools nationwide

A standard law for Islamic religious schools including tahfiz schools will be drafted to be used as a guideline and its use will be coordinated in each state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Feb 15, 2020 @ 22:00

Ministry of Agriculture to assist farmers in Melaka, Kedah

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) will provide assistance through the disaster fund to ease the burden of farmers affected by the drought and water supply disruption in Melaka and Kedah.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 15, 2020 @ 22:00

Architects want Act reviewed to encourage local participation

In an effort to encourage more local architects to participate in mega projects, the Board of Architects Malaysia is seeking to propose a review of the Architects Act 1967.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Feb 15, 2020 @ 20:00

‘We have control’, Muhyiddin says amid concern over Malaysia’s purchase of CIA-rigged Crypto AG

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today assured Malaysians that no important national secrets were transmitted through encryption devices the government bought from Swiss company Crypto AG that were allegedly rigged by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 15, 2020 @ 20:00

Muhyiddin says no leadership changes in Perak, Kedah, Melaka

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has denied that a closed-door meeting had taken place with its political rivals comprising Pas and Umno on possible leadership changes in Perak, Kedah and Melaka.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 15, 2020 @ 17:00

Proposed commercial development law may be incorporated into current housing Act

The proposed commercial development Act may be incorporated into the existing Housing Development Act.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 15, 2020 @ 16:00

Sabah court to make history on Wednesday by using AI in sentencing

History will be made on Wednesday when Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be used for the first time by the Malaysian judiciary in the process of meting out a sentence in a Sabah court.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 15, 2020 @ 16:00

One platform for university application from this year

Beginning this year, all applications to institutes of higher learning by Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) holders will be made through an integrated application portal, MyUPU.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Feb 15, 2020 @ 15:00

PM hopes decision on PPSMI can be made next year

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he hoped a decision on whether the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI) can be reintroduced or otherwise can be made next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 15, 2020 @ 15:00

RM100,000 fine, jail 20 years for drunk driving: Guan Eng

The government is studying amending the penalty for motorists found guilty for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as for dangerous driving, causing death, with a fine of up to RM100,000, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 15, 2020 @ 14:00

Mujahid: No plans to amend Births and Deaths Registration Act in light of 'bin Abdullah' ruling

There are no plans to amend the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957 (BDRA) at the moment following the Federal Court's recent decision on the "bin Abdullah" case, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: FT Feb 15, 2020 @ 12:00

FT minister: DBKL to clamp down on homeless at KL attractions

Stricter enforcement will be carried out by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers to ensure that the homeless do not loiter at several newly constructed attractions, such as the Saloma Link.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 15, 2020 @ 12:00

Dr M-Anwar power transition still on course, says FT minister

The transition of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be honoured as what was decided by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today.|Read more >Malaymail

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

Report: Lawmakers yet to declare assets in for massive fine

Lawmakers who have yet to declare their assets to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker could face a higher fine for not doing so, reports The Star.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MEA Feb 15, 2020 @ 07:00

RM1.14bil plans for Terengganu

A total of RM1.14bil have been allocated for Terengganu for the implementation of infrastructure development projects this year, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 15, 2020

Ministry considers linking incentive programmes to mobile app

The Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development is mulling over introducing mobile application for all its incentive programmes.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 15, 2020

Sabah asking for minister in charge of human resources

Sabah stakeholders express the need for a minister in charge of human resources in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

The first phase payment of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 >

 

February 14, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Feb 14, 2020 @ 22:00

‘Info on Wheels’ programme helps govt address public misconception

The establishment of the Info on Wheels (IOW) programme by the Information Department, is an appropriate step taken by the government to address the public’s misconceptions on certain issues.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 14, 2020 @ 17:00

PM to announce economic stimulus package on Feb 27

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will announce the economic stimulus package on Thursday, Feb 27 to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 14, 2020 @ 16:00

MySalam helps B40 chronic disease patients claim health insurance

The National Health Protection Scheme, mySalam, provides the opportunity for chronic disease patients especially from the B40 (low-income group) to claim for a free takaful health coverage to cover the costs of medical treatment and hospitalisation.|Read more >|SunDaily

Mysalam scheme >

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 16:00

Whatever Anwar said is 'betul', says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied involvement in any plan to extend his tenure as the prime minister to a full term and derail Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) prospective succession of powers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 15:00

Stay on as PM? ‘Mana boleh tahan’, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad acknowledged today the rumour that a majority of MPs could support a motion for him to stay on as prime minister for the remaining term.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 15:00

Mahathir denies knowledge of alleged manoeuvres over PM term

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed allegations and speculation linking him to attempts by certain quarters to keep him as prime minister for the rest of the electoral term.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 14:00

Zuraida: I’m not involved in signing of SD

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pix) said today she had nothing to do with the action of a group of MPs who had allegedly signed a statutory declaration (SD) to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister until the current term ends.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 13:00

'Vote of confidence in PM to stop politicking in government'

The motion on a vote of confidence to be tabled by Pas at the next parliamentary session is to mitigate government politicking and allow Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed to focus on the economy and people’s well-being.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 142020 @ 12:00

Motion to back Dr M as PM proof of PAS' commitment to democracy, leader says

Tabling a motion of confidence backing Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to stay as prime minister for the remaining term reflects the party's commitment to democracy, a PAS party leader said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Feb 14, 2020 @ 12:00

Shopping malls urged to implement preventive measures for Covid-19

The Health Ministry has advised the management of shopping centres nationwide to observe preventive measures for the health and safety of their patrons amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 14, 2020 @ 09:00

Jagdeep: Penang allocates RM6.7m for flood mitigation projects

The Penang government plans to implement seven flood mitigation projects this year at an estimated cost of RM6.7 million.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Feb 142020 @ 09:00

Malaysia to renew Lynas’ rare earths plant licence: Sources

Malaysia has agreed to renew for another three years Australian firm Lynas Corp Ltd’s licence to operate the only major rare earths processing plant outside of China, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Feb 14, 2020 @ 09:00

Public universities have autonomy to make own decisions: Teo

Public Universities (UA) have their own autonomy in making decisions regarding postponement of classes following Covid-19 infection.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Feb 14, 2020 @ 07:00

Source: Putrajaya could table National Harmony and Reconciliation Commission Bill this year

The government could table the National Harmony and Reconciliation Commission Bill this year to address race and inter-religious problems in the country, a source said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 07:00

Dr M said to have received backing of 138 MPs

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is said to have received the support of 138 MPs from both sides of the divide to remain as Prime Minister for the full term.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR MP: Mastermind behind move not even an MP

The effort to get MPs to back Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to complete a full term has been ongoing for almost two years, says a PKR MP.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 14, 2020 @ 07:00

Dr M said to have received backing of 138 MPs

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is said to have received the support of 138 MPs from both sides of the divide to remain as Prime Minister for the full term.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 14, 2020 @ 07:00

Wee questions mySalam protection scheme coverage

Without any increase in the budget allocation, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned the government’s mySalam medical protection scheme coverage extension for B40 to M40 group.|Read more >|TheStar

Mysalam scheme >

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 14, 2020

Sabah approves 10-year-plan to conserve elephants

The Sabah government has approved a 10-year plan for the conservation of the dwindling elephant population in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

The first phase payment of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 >

 

February 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 13, 2020 @ 23:00

Penang govt to introduce disaster management plan for Unesco heritage site

The Penang government will soon introduce a disaster management plan to protect those who live within its 109.38ha core zone of the Unesco World Heritage Site here.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 13, 2020 @ 20:00

Saifuddin Nasution: Signing of SD just rumours

Claims that a group of members of parliament (MPs) signed a statutory declaration (SD) to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister until the current term ends, are just hearsay, PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 13, 2020 @ 19:00

Anwar: Dr M says he's not involved in effort to get him to complete term

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed rumours that opposition leaders and several PKR members were “collecting signatures” to have Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad complete his full term.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 13, 2020 @ 19:00

Govt considering 20-year jail sentence for reckless, drunk drivers

Reckless and intoxicated drivers could face up to 20 years in jail once amendments are made to the Road Transport Act, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Don't shortchange workers during Covid-19 outbreak, MTUC tells bosses

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged employers not to shortchange employees by using Covid-19 as a convenient excuse.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism Feb 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Deputy Minister says letter to National Art Gallery was to support freedom of expression

Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik has clarified that the appeal letter he sent to the National Art Gallery (NAG) over censored artworks of a local artist was written in his personal capacity.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Govt to create eco-system to help small entrepreneurs apply info technology to expand businesses

The government is focused on creating an eco-system to help local small entrepreneurs apply technology, especially information technology, to expand their businesses.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Feb 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Construction works for PTMP components to begin this year

Construction works for components of the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) project will begin within the last quarter of this year or even earlier, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Explain double-digit rise in raw building materials, says Wee

The government must explain the reason behind the double-digit rise in the prices of raw building materials if there has been no rise is cement prices, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 13, 2020 @ 16:00

Gobind: ‘Info on wheels’ helps curb spread of fake news

A face-to-face public announcement programme, like the “Info On Wheels” (IOW), can help the government in its effort to curb the spread of fake news in the country, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Feb 32020 

Gobind hopes Sebenarnya.my, official news agencies can curb coronavirus fake news

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo hopes Sebenarnya.my portal and other official news agencies will be able to contain the spread of fake news on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) via online platforms that can bring impact on society and country.|Read more >|

New Malaysia | Govt: RTD Feb 13, 2020 @ 16:00

RTD: We will not compromise on corruption claims, action will be taken

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has vowed to take stern action, including dismissal, against its officers if they are found to be involved in corruption.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Feb 13, 2020 @ 15:00

EC awaiting official notification on status of Pujut state seat

The Election Commission (EC) is awaiting the official notification from the Sarawak State Assembly Speaker on the vacancy of the Pujut state seat before taking the necessary action.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Feb 13, 2020 @ 15:00

Zuraida confirms she will attend PKR disciplinary board hearing on Feb 25

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has confirmed she will be attending the party’s disciplinary board hearing on Feb 25.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Feb 13, 2020 @ 14:00

Transport Minister sends strong warning to parents

Parents have been urged to exercise more caution and install child restraint systems (CRS) in their vehicles for their children.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Feb 13, 2020 @ 14:00

Drink-driving: MoT studying legal framework, practices of other countries

The Transport Ministry is studying the legal framework and practices of other countries in reviewing the Road Transport Act amid a rise in accidents related to drink-driving.|Read more >|NST

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

Anwar: All Pakatan component parties fully support Dr M's leadership

All Pakatan Harapan component parties are committed to and fully support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's leadership, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim|Read more >|TheStar