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Feb 20, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt:EC Feb 20, 2019 @ 23:30

EC: Voters allowed to wear shirts with slogan

The Election Commission (EC) said that voters could now enter polling centre for any election wearing shirts or bring in materials with tagline, slogan, motto or any words printed on them. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 20, 2019 @ 23:00

Finance Ministry: More than 900,000 applications for BSH cash aid programme so far

The Finance Ministry has received more than 900,000 applications for the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2019 cash aid since it was opened on Feb 1. |Read more > |Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 20, 2019 @ 23:00

Penang expects approval for transport plan by June

Penang hopes to obtain approval for projects under its Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) within the first half of the year, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Bauxite mining Feb 19, 2019 @ 21:08

Health Ministry to monitor Pahang’s bauxite situation

The Health Ministry will monitor the public health aspect in Pahang following the Government’s decision not to extend the moratorium on the mining and export of bauxite which will end on March 31. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Feb 19, 2019 @ 21:05

Don’t be used by gangster, politicians told

Politicians with ties to the underworld must avoid being used as pawns by secret societies, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Feb 20, 2019 @ 21:00

Ministry to consider scrapping affordable housing projects that are not cost-effective

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has said her ministry will study the feasibility of existing affordable housing development projects under several initiatives. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 20, 2019 @ 18:59

Aussie AG: Sirul can be extradited, on one condition

Sirul Azhar Umar, who was convicted and sentenced to death for murdering Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, can be extradited back to Malaysia on the condition that an undertaking is provided that his death penalty will not be carried out.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Feb 20, 2019 @ 18:45

Transport minister vows to increase number of MRT feeder buses servicing Semenyih

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said his ministry will improve connectivity between the residential areas in Semenyih and the Kajang MRT station by introducing more feeder buses. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 20, 2019 @ 18:38

Transport Ministry identifies 6 MRT stations as hotspots for crime

Transport Ministry has identified six Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations as hotspots for criminal activities. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 20, 2019 @ 18:13

MACC arrests prominent lawyer Hafarizam Harun for alleged money laundering

Investigators have arrested prominent lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun, who is allegedly involved in money laundering of some RM15mil.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Feb 20, 2019 @ 17:33

Govt slashes KTM Komuter fares by 20%, to be reviewed after a year

Fares for KTM Komuter users will be reduced by 20% for one year from April 1, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Feb 20, 2019 @ 17:30

Plainclothes police to patrol MRT stations 24/7, says Loke

The Transport Ministry announced today a special task force to protect MRT passengers after a woman was violently robbed at an MRT station. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 19, 2019 @ 17:14

Najib, Shafee fail in bid to dismiss Sri Ram as head of prosecution

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah today failed in their bid to challenge the appointment of former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram (pix) as the head of the prosecution team in their cases. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 19, 2019 @ 17:08

PAC begins looking into wrongdoing related to contracts for VEP system

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has begun investigations into allegations of wrongdoing in the awarding of contracts for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system, between Johor and Singapore in 2015. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 20, 2019 @ 16:44

24 families of estate workers given new homes in Semenyih

The Transport Ministry announced today a special task force to protect MRT After nearly two decades of struggle, 24 families from the Ladang Bangi estate have finally been offered keys to their new homes - thanks to assistance from Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).|Read more > |Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 19, 2019 @ 16:13

Najib’s former PR man charged with money laundering

Paul Stadlen, a British public relations consultant to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, was slapped with money laundering charges in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, according to a report. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption Feb 19, 2019 @ 14:59

Musa’s defence team seeks to transfer corruption case to high court

The defence team of former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, who is facing 35 counts of corruption involving US$63.3 million (RM263 million) in connection with timber concession contracts in Sabah, has filed an application to transfer the case to the High Court. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 20, 2019 @ 12:57

Need for private sector to be more proactive in helping military retirees, veterans

Private sector should be more proactive in helping the government in implementing programmes to ensure the wellbeing of military retirees and veterans. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 20, 2019 @ 11:43

Sabah Electricity: Customers to enjoy rebates of up to 2.5% for deposit charges

Registered customers of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) in the state and Labuan will soon be enjoying rebates of up to 2.5% from their pro-rated deposits made to the company.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 20, 2019 @ 11:38

Yayasan Akalbudi fund: Zahid faces another CBT charge involving RM260,000

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was today slapped with an additional criminal breach of trust (CBT) charge involving RM260,000 belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MINDEF Land Feb 20, 2019 @ 11:34

Patriot: Freeze bank accounts of those suspected in Mindef land deal

The National Patriot Association (Patriot) has urged the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to take immediate action on The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) land swap/privatisation project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Amanah Feb 20, 2019 @ 10:30

Amanah rubbishes rumours of no-confidence vote against PM

Claims Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be put through a motion of no-confidence are entirely fabricated, said Parti Amanah Negara chief Mohamad Sabu. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 20, 2019 @ 08:38

Ahmad Faizal not pressured by calls to step down

Perak Bersatu chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu does not feel pressured by the calls of eight Bersatu division heads in the state for him to step down. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Expert: No-confidence vote unlikely

Despite talk of a no-confidence vote being planned against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from inside Pakatan Harapan, it will be very tough to get enough MPs to pull off such a move, says a constitutional law expert and several political analysts.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 20, 2019 

New rural devt strategy being drawn up – Ewon

The State Rural Development Ministry is in the midst of drafting a new strategy in its quest to revamp the development of the rural areas in Sabah, said its minister Datuk Ewon Benedick. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Bauxite mining Feb 20, 2019 @ 07:54

Pahang reps against lifting bauxite ban

Two Pahang assemblymen, whose constituencies were affected by bauxite mining, have cautioned the government against lifting the mining moratorium in April. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Bauxite mining Feb 20, 2019 @ 07:47

'Mining operators' refusal to heed rules the problem'

The new standard operating procedures for bauxite mining may have been drawn up, but are the operators ready to toe the line? |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Bauxite mining Feb 20, 2019 @ 07:43

Lifting of moratorium 'huge disappointment'

Outraged environmental groups have called on the government to abort its decision to lift the bauxite mining moratorium, calling the decision “a huge disappointment”. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Bauxite mining Feb 20, 2019 @ 07:30

Moratorium on bauxite mining lifted, but where are the details? Pakatan MP asks

Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh has questioned the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry’s move to resume bauxite mining in Pahang after a three-year moratorium, citing a lack of information. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Feb 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Muhyiddin: Dr M still has the backing of Pakatan allies

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is confident that its Pakatan Harapan allies are still backing Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, despite claims he has lost support from PKR and DAP. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 20, 2019 

Promise on school repairs fulfilled

Repair works for 33 dilapidated schools in Sarawak will commence soon as the RM100 million allocation from the Ministry of Education has been disbursed to the state Public Works Department .|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 20, 2019 

State eyes talent development as digital economy transformation gets underway

The state government is emphasising talent development as the state embarks on its digital economy strategy, which it hopes to achieve by 2022. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

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Feb 19, 2019

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS $90m Feb 19, 2019 @ 23:21

Husam Musa called up by MACC to give statement tonight

Kelantan Pakatan Harapan chairman Senator Datuk Husam Musa was present at the Kelantan branch office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here tonight, believed to be to provide his statement regarding the claim PAS received RM90 million in funds from Umno. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MINDEF Land Feb 19, 2019 @ 23:12

Defence Ministry to file reports with police, MACC over ‘land swap’ deal

The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is set to file reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged leakage of government funds believed to be in excess of RM500 million under the ministry’s land swap deal involving development projects. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 19, 2019 @ 23:10

Roger Ng to face charges in Malaysian courts first: Muhyiddin

The extradition of former Goldman Sachs managing director, Roger Ng to the United States (US) will only be carried out after his cases in the Malaysian courts are completed, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 19, 2019 @ 23:00

PAS sec-gen’s statement not the true story, says Zahid

Umno leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has disputed PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan’s statement about his party supporting Pakatan Harapan (PH). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Illegal plastic Feb 19, 2019 @ 22:00

Premises of 33 plastic recycling factories sealed last year, says MDKL

The Kuala Langat District Council (MDKL) sealed the premises of 33 plastic recycling factories which were reported to be operating without licences in the Kuala Langat District Council, between July and October last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih by-election Feb 19, 2019 @ 22:00

Now Mat Hasan says Semenyih race not just about Umno-PAS ties

The Semenyih by-election does not solely revolve around the relationship between Umno and PAS, Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said today amid uncertainty about who PAS is backing. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | TAR Road Closure: FT Feb 19, 2019 @ 21:24

Jalan TAR closure: Final decision before March 15

Whatever decision that is taken on the planned partial closure of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) here will be made known before March 15, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 19, 2019 @ 20:23

Muhyiddin: Allowances for Rela volunteers, officers to be raised

About three million People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) volunteers and officers can look forward to higher allowances, the latest by next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 19, 2019 @ 19:45

Minister asks bus operators to be patient

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has appealed to bus operators to be patient while the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) ironed out the kinks in the process of renewing permits. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 19, 2019 @ 18:45

Reinstate RM450 cash aid for unmarried individuals, says KJ

Rembau parliamentarian Khairy Jamaluddin has called upon the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to reinstate the RM450 cash aid for individuals who are single. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 19, 2019 @ 17:10

​​​B40 singles to get RM100 BSH aid in March

The government will now expand the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) cash aid to low-income single people by giving them RM100 that will cost the state RM300 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 19, 2019 @ 16:52

Diesel supply to 21 schools in Sarawak will continue: MOE

The Ministry of Education has assured that diesel supply to 21 government-aided schools (SBK) in Sarawak will not be cut off. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Feb 19, 2019 @ 16:24

Reconsider move to allow use of govt vehicles and drivers during political campaigns

Gerakan has urged the Election Commission (EC) to reconsider its decision to allow the use of government vehicles and drivers during political campaigns if both are listed as part of their security detail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 19, 2019 @ 16:22

Penang hopes to table reclamation project to NPPC in April

Penang hopes to table the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project at the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) in April. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 19, 2019 @ 16:10

Loke denies instructing press sec to demand heads roll in RTM

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has denied instructing his press secretary Lim Swee Kuan to demand for heads to roll in RTM following mounting public criticism.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 19, 2019 @ 15:14

Ex-CEO of Melaka agency, two others, remanded in RM3mil graft probe

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has remanded a former CEO of a top Melaka government agency and two others to assist in an investigation into the alleged graft practices involving RM3mil. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 19, 2019 @ 14:30

PLANMalaysia: All states must form social impact committees

Malaysian states are now required to set up their respective committees to review social impact assessment (SIA) reports for small projects in their territory, said the town and country planning department (PLANMalaysia). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 19, 2019 @ 14:30

Penang chasing April nod for three-island reclamation project

Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo is pushing for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project to be tabled at the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) this April. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: New Laws Feb 19, 2019 @ 14:28

Stalking, prying upon another person will be made criminal offences - V.K Liew

Individuals who stalk, peep or pry upon another person will face legal action and punishment once the proposed legislation on the matter is brought to Parliament for debate and approval this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Feb 19, 2019 @ 14:18

Tighter security to ensure safety of commuters

Security will be beefed up for commuters using public transport after the savage attack by a robber. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 19, 2019 @ 13:35

Green groups urge Perak to hold hearings when degazetting forest reserves

Environmentalist groups have urged the Perak state government to conduct public hearings when degazetting forest reserves. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Was proper ministry consulted before bauxite mining freeze lifted? Group asks

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry must state whether it has consulted the relevant authority on its move to lift the moratorium on bauxite mining as it does not have the power to regulate the environmental impacts of such activities, a group said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Transport minister defends aide in RTM row, questions part omission of ‘live’ event

Anthony Loke came to the defence of his press secretary Lim Swee Kuan whose strident criticism of state-owned broadcaster RTM in a Facebook post drew backlash after it was reported. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Feb 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Putrajaya launches national wage index for productivity, wage benchmark

The first National Wage Index (NWI) was launched by Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran today, the culmination of a study that has taken the better part of two years at least. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 19, 2019 @ 12:59

Set up Parliamentary Select Committee on abolition of death penalty

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has called for the government to establish a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for an in-depth examination into the proposal to abolish the death penalty.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 19, 2019 @ 08:49

​​​Muhyiddin requests that BSH be reinstated for singles

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says he has raised a proposal for the cost of living aid provision to be reinstated for singles.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Feb 19, 2019 @ 08:00

EC: OK to use govt vehicles, drivers during campaigns if part of security detail

The Election Commission (EC) has said that Cabinet members can use government vehicles and drivers during political campaigns, if both are listed as part of their security detail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 19, 2019 @ 08:00

Disturbed by timing of judge’s affidavit, Sarawak law group suggests ‘unseen hands’ at work

The Sarawak Advocates Association (AAS) today said it is disturbed by the manner and timing of which Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s shocking affidavit on alleged judicial interference has gone public. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:59

Selangor temporarily ceases aid programmes ahead of Semenyih by-election

The Selangor government will temporarily cease official programmes, especially those involving the handing of aid, for the duration of the Semenyih state by-election, said Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:41

Refer to Foreign Ministry before accepting job offers abroad

Malaysians, especially young people, are advised to refer to the Foreign Ministry on employment information before accepting job offers overseas. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:30

Najib's trial: Why it was postponed and how soon it can start

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's long-awaited trial was supposed to start at the High Court last Tuesday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Gobind wants RTM to explain missing speech

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has been asked to submit a report for not broadcasting a minister’s speech during live coverage of the national Chinese New Year dinner attended by the Prime Minister in Seremban on Sunday.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Justo under probe for economic espionage

Swiss authorities are investigating 1MDB whistleblower Xavier Justo for economic espionage.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:00

PAS’ allegation false and defamatory, says Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng (pic) has branded PAS’ allegation that two Pakatan parties are pushing for a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister as “false, defamatory and lies”. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Pakatan makes another U-turn

Pakatan Harapan has made another U-turn after its politicians were appointed as trustee board members of the Federal Territories Foundation, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget | Feb 19, 2019 

Federal govt approves RM10.5 million for Sarawak NCR land survey

The Sarawak state government is no longer alone in the process of surveying Native Customary Rights (NCR) land because the federal government has recently approved an allocation of RM10.5 million under the NCR Land Measurement Programme, said the Chief Minister. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Feb 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 18, 2019 @ 22:11

King’s scholarship programme opens for application

Twelve Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarships are being offered for the 2019/2020 session, with six each at the Master’s and doctorate levels, in the field of science and technology, economics, law and Islamic finance. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Feb 18, 2019 @ 21:58

Employment Act to cover management staff

The Employment Act will be amended to cover management staff, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 18, 2019 @ 21:46

Govt to reduce non-revenue water to 31% by end of 11MP

The government is focusing on reducing non-revenue water (NRW) to 31% by the end of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr Xavier Jayakumar said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Feb 18, 2019 @ 21:28

Kula dismisses MEF claim 30,000 to lose jobs this year

Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran today dismissed a claim by the Malaysian Employers Federation that about 30,000 people will lose their jobs this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Feb 18, 2019 @ 20:45

Muhyiddin: Bersatu's entry into Sabah is in the state's interest

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) believes that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's presence in Sabah can only strengthen the leadership and governance of the state.
|Read more > |TheStar

 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 18, 2019 @ 18:01

Guan Eng: Pakatan in full support of Dr M's leadership

Lim Guan Eng (pic) says that Pakatan Harapan fully supports the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, amid speculation about a vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Feb 18, 2019 @ 17:31

Govt in final stages of identifying vendor for new fuel subsidy programme, says Saifuddin

The government is in the final stages of identifying the vendor who will be tasked with operating a new fuel subsidy mechanism as announced in Budget 2019, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 18, 2019 @ 17:15

Annuar Musa: ‘DAP’s politics’ will keep Umno, PAS together

DAP’s combative style and purported fixation with championing the Chinese community is the glue that binds former rivals PAS and Umno, Tan Sri Annuar Musa has asserted amid the Islamist party’s shifting allegiance. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 18, 2019 @ 17:09

Company manager, civil servant detained over submission of false claims

A company manager and a civil servant were detained by the Segamat branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) near Segamat yesterday to assist investigations over submission of false claims. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 18, 2019 @ 16:45

Pas is lying, claims Anwar

PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed that Pas is lying, in relation to allegations that Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties had betrayed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 18, 2019 @ 16:30

Report: Judge refuses MACC interview, insists on RCI for alleged judicial misconduct

Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer has declined to have his statement recorded by the Malaysia Anti-Corporation Commission (MACC) on his claims of judicial misconduct, MalaysiaKini reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 18, 2019 @ 16:00

Parliament to set up childcare centre this year - Speaker

A childcare centre will be established in Parliament for the convenience of female MPs and parliament staff who have young children. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 18, 2019 @ 15:25

MACC officers meet Appeals Court judge over allegations of judicial misconduct

Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, who made allegations of judicial misconduct, had a meeting with investigators from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Additional funding for MAS will be based on its proposal: Khazanah

Any additional funding for Malaysia Airlines Bhd from Khazanah Nasional Bhd will be based on its proposal, says Khazanah chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: D Negara Feb 18, 2019 @ 15:00

Dewan Negara president moots five-year term for senators to get full pension

Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran today proposed extending the current term for members of the Dewan Negara from the existing three years to five so that senators will enjoy a full pension. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 18, 2019 @ 14:52

By-election for Rantau as Federal Court upholds Election Court ruling

A by-election will be held for the Rantau state seat in Negri Sembilan after the Federal Court here upheld an Election Court’s ruling to nullify the result of Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan winning the seat unopposed in the last general election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 18, 2019 @ 14:46

Warisan will continue to work with Pakatan, despite Bersatu's entry to Sabah

The Sabah state government will not stop Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia from setting up shop in the state and will continue to work with Pakatan Harapan to deliver its mandate.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 18, 2019 @ 14:08

Anwar rubbishes PAS' claims of the alleged coup against Dr M

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) has brushed aside PAS' allegations of an impending Pakatan Harapan coup against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying such claims are lies.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 18, 2019 

Bersatu entry to Sabah: CM advises Sabahans not to be emotional

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said he is aware of the feelings of Warisan supporters and also the people in Sabah over the Bersatu decision to expand its wings to the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 18, 2019 @ 13:49

Gobind tells RTM to submit report on 'sabotage' claim

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has been told to submit a report after a minister's aide accused the national broadcaster of “sabotaging the government”. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 18, 2019 @ 13:48

Moratorium on bauxite mining to be lifted in April

The moratorium on bauxite mining activities will be lifted in April. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said this means that all existing 435,000 tonnes of bauxite stockpiled at the Kuantan and Kemaman ports must be cleared by March 31.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 18, 2019 @ 13:41

Police to make twice-monthly visits to schools nationwide: Nie Ching

The police may soon be making twice-monthly visits to schools across the country, the Education Ministry said today. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 18, 2019 @ 13:06

Blogger claims there’s a plot to oust Dr M via no-confidence vote

A social activist and blogger is alleging that a plot is being hatched from within Pakatan Harapan to oust the Prime Minister via a vote of no confidence.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 18, 2019 @ 10:00

PAS says supporting Dr M as PM ‘alone’ in defending Malay-Muslim interests

PAS said it is supporting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain as prime minister until the next general election since the latter is seemingly “alone” in Pakatan Harapan (PH) in defending Malay-Muslim interests. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 18, 2019 @ 09:30

Three years on, DAP MP says still waiting for PAS proof about Israeli funds

PAS has yet to show evidence to support its insistent allegation that Israeli sources injected RM1.2 billion into DAP even after three years, Lim Lip Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 18, 2019 @ 08:28

Wisma Putra ready to provide advisory service on overseas jobs

Wisma Putra is ready to provide advisory services to Malaysians who have received overseas job offers, said Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Shahrul Ikram Yaakob said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 18, 2019 

Immigration to reactivate technical committee to resolve citizenship issue

The Immigration Department here will be reactivating its technical committee to address the citizenship issue in the state, its director general, Datuk Indera Khairul Dzaimee Daud, said. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 18, 2019 

Harapan Rakyat will be dissolved – Lajim

Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat) will be dissolved to enable its members to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 18, 2019 @ 08:28

DAP still waiting for Hadi’s response on supporting BN in Semenyih by-election

DAP is still waiting for PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s response over Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that the party has decided not to support Umno in the Semenyih state by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH  Feb 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Lee: We try to keep up with latest cancer treatment

The Health Ministry will try its best to bring in the latest cancer treatment method into the country.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption  Feb 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Getting rid of bad apples in Customs

The Customs Depart­ment has gone after its own men in the battle against beer and liquor smuggling, nailing three officers shortly after an internal probe team was formed to sniff out the enemy from within. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 18, 2019 

CM: Sabah-Petronas cooperation vital to create jobs for Sabah youths

It is vital for the cooperation between Petronas and the Sabah government to be maintained to ensure that the oil and gas sector in the state can continue to grow and create more jobs for Sabah youths, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said yesterday. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS  Feb 18, 2019 @ 07:00

PAS pledges support for Dr M in event of no confidence vote, says Takiyuddin

PAS has pledged to support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) in the event of a "betrayal" from within Pakatan Harapan, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT  Feb 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry aims to cut plastic straw usage

Nipping the use of plastic straws at its source is the only way for the ban to work, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 23:37

Dr M: Tolerance key to country's prosperity

Malaysia has been able to enjoy rapid development thanks to the people’s ability to practise tolerance in a multiracial society, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight. |Read more >|NST

 

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New Malaysia | Opposition Feb 17, 2019 @ 23:30

Report: Ex-home minister unaware of sponsored police trips

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has denied any knowledge of Totalisator Board of Malaysia (TBM) sponsored trips for senior police officers when he was the home minister, a news portal reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 17, 2019 @ 22:25

No problem to declare assets, but not priority now: Muhammad Aiman

Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Semenyih state by-election Muhammad Aiman Zainali said he has no problem to declare his assets, except his current focus was on the election campaign. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 17, 2019 @ 22:22

Nik Nazmi lodges police report on alleged misconduct by judges

Setiawangsa Member of Parliament Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has lodged a police report today over an assertion by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer that there was misconduct by judges in a case the politician was convicted of in 2016. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Feb 17, 2019 @ 20:24

Govt allocates RM50m for tourism industry

The Federal Government has allocated RM50 million to boost the tourism industry and to prepare for Visit Malaysia 2020. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 19:02

Melaka ready to recognise, reward conservationists

Melaka is ready to recognise conservationists for their efforts, says state Agriculture, Agro-Based, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative committee chairman Norhizam Hassan Baktee.​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 17, 2019 @ 18:40

Health Ministry denies neglecting welfare of patients, staff of Mawar Medical Centre

The Health Ministry has denied allegations that it neglected the welfare of patients and staff of Mawar Medical Centre and only focused on the legal aspects following the closure of the premises on Feb 14. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Feb 17, 2019 @ 18:30

Najib says he is absolved of murder by Pakatan’s inaction on police report

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the allegations by DAP that he was involved in five murders including that of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu are false since the Pakatan Harapan government has not acted on his police report. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 17, 2019 @ 18:13

PAS denies Mahathir’s claim of pulling support from Umno in Semenyih

PAS has refuted a claim by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Islamist party would stop cooperating with Umno in the Semenyih by-election, but the damage has already been done. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Feb 17, 2019 @ 18:00

Maszlee: Supply and distribution of Dual Language Programme texbooks expedited

The supply and distribution of the Dual Language Programme (DLP) textbooks for Mathematics and Science to Form Three students have been expedited and have begun on Feb 10, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 17:31

Recipients of Haj offer letter must confirm within two weeks

Prospective haj pilgrims receiving the letters of offer must give their confirmation whether they can perform the pilgrimage or otherwise, at the nearest Tabung Haji branch within two weeks. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Feb 17, 2019 @ 17:03

Ministry to channel RM60m for youth and sports infrastructure development in T’ganu: Syed Saddiq

The Youth and Sports Ministry will channel RM60 million for the development of youth and sports infrastructure in Terengganu this year, according to Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 17, 2019 

Special unit to be set up to help Chinese schools

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says he is mulling over the viability of setting up a special unit to financially assist independent Chinese secondary schools and aided Chinese primary schools in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Feb 17, 2019 @ 17:00

Allegations of Azmin and Zuraida expelled from PKR merely rumours

The claims from the past several days that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin had been expelled from the party were merely rumours. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Feb 17, 2019 @ 15:28

PM: Owning affordable home is good investment

Owning an affordable home is a good investment and very beneficial in the long term, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 17, 2019 @ 15:24

Healthy 2018 EPF dividend, proof economy is on a positive growth path: Lim

The announcement of a favourable set of dividends for conventional and shariah savings for 2018 by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) on Saturday, proves that the country’s economic position is healthy, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 15:13

Dr Wan Azizah to meet Mujahid to discuss Haj pilgrimage subsidy issue

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she would get details from Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof on the issue of subsidy for successful appeal applicants and ‘mahram’ (those chosen to escort female pilgrims) to perform the Haj pilgrimage. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 15:10

Malaysia to press Singapore for more realistic water price

Malaysia will continue to press Singapore for a more realistic water price based on current economic developments, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 17, 2019 @ 14:55

Dr Dzulkefly: Ministry sealed premises after management said it would shut from Feb 14

The Health Ministry decided to seal the premises that houses both the Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) and the Mawar Haemodialysis Centre (MHC) on Thursday (Feb 14) only because the management had informed its dialysis patients that the facility would be closed from that date.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 17, 2019 @ 14:44

Sabah DAP will stand behind Shafie, even if Bersatu comes to Sabah

Sabah DAP will be behind chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, even if Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia spreads its wings here. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 14:41

Dr M: PAS-Bersatu collaboration not on the cards

A collaboration between PAS and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is not on the cards, although the Islamist party’s leadership have expressed confidence in Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's leadership. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 17, 2019 @ 14:40

PAS says backing for Dr M only on Islamic agenda, not Semenyih by-election

PAS has denied that it signed a letter agreeing not to support Umno in the Semenyih by-election, according to a report by Sinar Harian Online. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Feb 17, 2019 @ 14:13

Govt guarantees building one million affordable homes within 10 years

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has given an assurance that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will build one million affordable homes and low-cost houses within a period of 10 years. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 17, 2019 @ 12:50

Dr M: PAS only backed BN in Cameron Highlands because of Pakatan’s DAP candidate

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today insisted that PAS will not support Umno in the Semenyih by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Feb 17, 2019 @ 12:48

Jalan TAR closure not permanent, pending study

The closure of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) is not a permanent move, pending a study on its feasibility, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 17, 2019 @ 12:30

Dr M launches National Community Policy

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the National Community Policy, an approach to mould a community that is more concerned towards social issues and create a more prosperous life. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 17, 2019 @ 12:20

Hadi: Muslims used by ‘enemies of Islam’, now non-Muslims running the country

Misinformation fuelled by the “enemies of Islam” has influenced Muslims and resulted in a “dangerous” political shift in the country, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has claimed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 17, 2019 @ 11:24

Sabah PKR 'surprised' by Bersatu's announcement on entering state

Sabah PKR chief Datuk Christina Liew has expressed surprise over Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) announcement that it will set up a branch in Sabah. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Feb 17, 2019 @ 08:47

Bersatu’s move to Sabah should be discussed at PH leadership meeting: Guan Eng

The decision of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to spread its wings to Sabah should be discussed at the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Leadership Council meeting, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 17, 2019 @ 08:29

Govt practises prudent, responsible spending: Lim

The government is spending in accordance with the budget allocation and planning to avoid excessive spending, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 17, 2019 

Special unit to be set up to help Chinese schools

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says he is mulling over the viability of setting up a special unit to financially assist independent Chinese secondary schools and aided Chinese primary schools in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 17, 2019 @ 07:30

Federal funding puts UEC cart before horse, says Umno sec-gen

The government should officially recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) if it insists on funding independent Chinese schools, argued Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 17, 2019 

No snap election, says Abg Johari

Sarawakians are not going to the polls any time soon, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt  Feb 17, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Govt rapped over unkept promises’

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says unfulfilled election promises was one of the reasons why people have begun “running down” the Pakatan Harapan government. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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