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Feb 28, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 28, 2019 @ 23:30

Find ways to develop Malay reserve land, says DPM

The decreasing size of Malay reserve land which is taken for development and often not replaced with land of equal size or value are among the issues which impact seriously on its position currently.​ |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 28, 2019 @ 23:00

Finance Ministry allocates RM5m to print, distribute Quran

The Finance Ministry today handed over a RM5 million allocation to Restu Foundation for the management of the printing and distribution of the Quran by the Nasyrul Quran Complex here. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Feb 28, 2019 @ 22:33

Plan to stop more foreign skilled workers from entering

Skilled workers from other countries may soon be banned from coming to work in Malaysia. There are plans to stop issuing work visas to them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Feb 28, 2019 @ 22:31

Multi-tier foreign worker levy system to begin January next year

The joint committee between the Home Ministry and Human Resource Ministry today announced that the multi-tier levy system for foreign workers will begin on Jan 1, 2020. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 22:30

Govt to change land use approach for plantation sector

The government has conducted a study to change the approach in land use in the country’s plantation sector, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 20:10

Change socialist way of thinking, Mahathir tells some govt leaders

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on some of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government leaders to change their socialist way of thinking and cease their continued criticism of the capitalist system. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Johorians should fight to get better price for water sold to Singapore: Dr M

The people of Johor must be smart in fighting for their rights in the issue of exploitation by Singapore, especially when it comes to the sale of raw water to the island state, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90m Feb 28, 2019 @ 19:16

Sources: Some Pas leaders' bank accounts frozen by MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has frozen bank accounts and assets belonging to certain Pas leaders in connection with its investigation into allegations that the party received RM90 million purportedly stolen from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 19:00

Dr M: Agriculture industry needs revamp, more cash crop, large plantation estates

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that the local agriculture industry needs to be revamped to have large plantation estates and more cash crops as solutions. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Feb 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Chinese players among those approached for Port Klang expansion

Chinese businessmen were among those Putrajaya approached for the planned expansion of Port Klang, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 28, 2019 @ 16:56

Guan Eng refutes notion that costs have increased after SST was implemented

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) has refuted research findings that manufacturing costs have risen after the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Feb 28, 2019 @ 16:49

GoKL free bus for Titiwangsa-Mindef route begins operations today

The Federal Territories Ministry today launched a GoKL free bus service new route along the Titiwangsa-Mindef Hub (fifth route) which has been named the Orange Line. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Feb 28, 2019 @ 16:35

Gerakan: Bring back GST at lower rate of 3 per cent

Gerakan today called for the return of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), stressing that it was a good policy and was practised by more than 170 contries. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 28, 2019 @ 16:14

Former MDSB member charged with 10 counts of corruption, power abuse

A former Sabak Bernam District Council (MDSB) member was charged in the sessions court here today with 10 counts of corruption, involving RM24,000, and for power abuse. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 28, 2019 @ 16:10

MoH resumes free meds scheme after ethics audit

The Health Ministry has resumed pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance schemes, which provide costly new drugs to patients for free, after a national audit cleared the programme. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 28, 2019 @ 16:01

Govt can subsidise fuel prices without supplementary budget

The government is capable of providing fuel subsidies even if prices increase above the ceiling price capped by the Cabinet, and there is no need for a supplementary budget to do this, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:55

Customs Dept seize RM100m worth of cigarettes and alcohol in last two months

Close to 100 million cigarettes and 228,000 litres of alcoholic drinks have been confiscated by the Customs Department in the first two months of 2019. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:52

39 rural entrepreneurs get SPED financing

A total of 39 rural entrepreneurs who took part in last year’s Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation and Technology exhibition (Inotekdesa) have received business financing worth RM2.8 million under the Rural Economic Funding Scheme (SPED). |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:50

AG: Tribunal not ‘court of law’, not accountable to technical rules

Unlike a court of law, a tribunal has a certain flexibility that gives it a certain freedom in conflict resolution though its findings may be deemed academic, Attorney General Tommy Thomas said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:49

Govt did not say prices won't increase after SST - Guan Eng

The government recognises there are weaknesses within the Sales of Services Tax (SST) system, as it was implemented only two months after the Goods and Services Tax was abolished. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90m Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:35

Cars, real estate, cash seized in MACC probe on PAS

Anti-corruption enforcers have confiscated luxury vehicles, property and cash worth millions as part of the investigation into PAS over claims it took RM90 million in 1MDB funds. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PSM Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:20

PSM: Is Kulasegaran a minister for employers?

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran should start siding with workers instead of speaking on behalf of employers, says Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:05

Haj subsidy remains for first-time haj pilgrims: Mujahid

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) will cover the subsidised cost for all first-time pilgrims under muassasah, including those who had appealed to perform the haj this year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:00

Employers moot weighted minimum wage by region

Employers suggest enforcing the RM1,1000 minimum wage only in limited areas instead of nationwide as not all businesses could afford this. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 15:00

Hardcore poor waited 11 years, Penang exco tells ineligible public housing occupants

Penang is cracking down on ineligible tenants of People’s Housing Project (PPR) units to make room for genuine hardcore poor families who have been waiting for units for over 11 years. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90m Feb 28, 2019 @ 14:27

Takiyuddin: MACC asked about Rewcastle Brown court document allegations

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan says he was called in by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to explain allegations stated in Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown's court documents.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 14:23

Sepang council docks pay of non-performing waste contractors

Twenty-seven waste contractors have been given pay cuts amounting to RM55,873 after failing to meet key performance indicators (KPIs), says Sepang Municipal Council president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 28, 2019 @ 13:00

Papagomo charged with injuring Syed Saddiq

Umno Youth exco Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, better known as Papagomo, has been charged at the Kajang Court today over an alleged assault involving Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:30

Putrajaya bets on award-winning school module to nip road accidents

Putrajaya launched a new road safety education module (PKJR) today amid heightened concern about the rising number of traffic-related deaths, hoping it will nip the problem in the bud. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Judicial Scandal Feb 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Lawyer in AG contempt case: There's a difference between contempt and fair criticism

Arunachalam Kasi, the lawyer against whom Attorney General Tommy Thomas has initiated contempt proceedings, says he will challenge the committal proceeding against him as he has done no such thing. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Feb 28, 2019 @ 00:03

No immediate need to recalibrate budget: PM

There is no immediate need to recalibrate the 2019 Budget following the recent decline of world crude oil prices, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 28, 2019 

Own funds to promote marine life

The Sarawak government has decided to allocate funds for the placing of artificial reefs in fish-rich grounds in state waters, after federal funding for the initiative appeared to have been discontinued. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 28, 2019 

RTP to emphasise on people-oriented projects to benefit rural folk

The state government has identified several people-oriented projects under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) that will benefit especially rural folks in Limbang district. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Feb 27, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 27, 2019 @ 23:30

National Anti-Drugs Agency: Set up drug-prevention panel at workplace

The public and private sectors should set up a drug prevention committee at their workplace, said National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) deputy director-general (operations), Datuk Izhar Abu Talib.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 27, 2019 @ 22:30

PKR’s Tian Chua now Works Minister’s special adviser

Works Minister Baru Bian today appointed his fellow PKR leader Chua Tian Chang as his special adviser effective this Friday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoYS Feb 27, 2019 @ 22:00

Minister: Cabinet agrees on medical aid for athletes, RM3m for welfare

The Cabinet has agreed to the proposal for medical aid to be provided for national athletes, including those who are no longer athletes, while RM3 million has also been channelled to a welfare fund for the sportsmen, minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman announced today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Feb 27, 2019 @ 20:13

RM24.5m revamp of JobsMalaysia failed to meet expectations

A RM24.5 million investment to revamp JobsMalaysia – a government portal to help Malaysians seeking employment – has come to nought. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 27, 2019 @ 19:45

RON95 capped at RM2.08 per litre: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry announced today that the ceiling price for RON95 petrol will be reduced to RM2.08 per litre, from RM2.20 per litre previously. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Feb 27, 2019 @ 19:36

Road tax fee for commercial goods vehicles in Sabah and Sarawak to be standardised

The Cabinet today agreed to standardise the road tax fee for registered commercial goods vehicles in Sabah and Sarawak using the kerb weight (BTM) criteria. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Feb 27, 2019 @ 19:12

AG lodges report over anti-Islam allegations

Attorney General Tommy Thomas today lodged a police report against allegations that he is anti-Islam. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Feb 27, 2019 @ 16:30

AGC bins Tabung Haji case against Rafizi Ramii

The magistrates court here acquitted and discharged PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli today of criminally defaming Lembaga Tabung Haji through an Internet post in 2016. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 27, 2019 @ 14:34

Police record statement from judge Hamid Sultan over alleged judicial misconduct

Police officers from Bukit Aman today recorded a statement from Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer over his 63-page affidavit, which contained allegations of judicial interference. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 27, 2019 @ 13:59

Senior citizen charged with insulting Islam in FB post

A 68-year-old jobless man has been charged at the Sessions Court here over an offensive caricature, said to be of Prophet Muhammad, which was posted on his Facebook account.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Feb 27, 2019 @ 13:30

Report: AG to start contempt proceedings against lawyer whose remarks ‘scandalised’ court

Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas has been given the go-ahead to file contempt proceedings against Arun Kasi over the private lawyer’s two articles that allegedly criticised the judiciary. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 27, 2019 @ 13:30

Green group claims sea reclamation for man-made isles akin to ‘suicide’ for Penang

Environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wants the government to call off the proposed creation of three artificial islands touted to turn Penang into Malaysia’s “Marina Bay” — the popular resort in Singapore. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Feb 27, 2019 @ 13:16

Former Terengganu PPN manager charged with power abuse

A former general manager of the Terengganu State Farmers Organisation (PPN) was charged in the sessions court here today with two counts of power abuse for allegedly awarding supply works for the agency’s projects to a company belonging to his son. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 27, 2019 @ 12:56

Why sell Khazanah assets when Bursa down, Najib asks

Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has questioned the government’s move to sell Khazanah Malaysia Bhd’s stakes in several “core holding companies” when the share market is not doing well. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih by-election Feb 27, 2019 @ 09:46

Semenyih Orang Asli community want land gazetted, better roads

The Orang Asli settlement in Kampung Kachau Dalam here is only 15 km from Semenyih town, but the journey takes so long as it is only accessible through a dirt road. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 27, 2019 @ 09:30

Bloomberg writer: Putrajaya skirting deflation issue with 2008 talk

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng should not have compared the current deflation to the 2008 financial crisis, said a Bloomberg ex-editor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 27, 2019 @ 08:05

PH always strives to protect privileges, rights of Malays, Islam: Muhyiddin

Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stressed that the government will always strive to safeguard the rights and privileges of the Malays and Islam. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih by-election Feb 27, 2019 @ 07:30

No Hadi, but Tok Mat and Tuan Ibrahim face off against Dr M in mega ‘ceramah’ clash tomorrow

The campaigning for Semenyih by-election looks to reach its peak tomorrow night, as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will finally make his appearance in a ceramah or rally in support of Pakatan Harapan (PH). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 27, 2019 @ 07:00

Good news for civil servants

Beginning Friday, civil servants at all federal ministries and departments nationwide will come to work during flexible working hours, says the Public Service Department (PSD). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Feb 27, 2019 

Sector-based minimum wage a step backward, say employers

The proposed setting of minimum wage based on sectors is a step backward, according to Sabah Employers Association (SEA). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Feb 26, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 23:30

Mujahid: Proposed amendments to Penal Code to address religious insults

The proposed amendments to the Penal Code (Act 574) is to provide heavier penalties to those who have insulted the religions, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 26, 2019 @ 23:11

SWD to serve as one-stop centre to protect teenage mothers, babies

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) across the country will serve as a one-stop centre to provide protection to teenage mothers and babies before they are sent to their respective centres, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Faknews Feb 26, 2019 @ 23:10

Education ministry denies terminating contract of security company

The Education Ministry (KPM) has denied claims by the Malaysian Safety Industry Association (PIKM) that it did not continue the contract of a security company which ended on Dec 31. |Read more > SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Feb 26, 2019 @ 23:04

Housing Integrated Data System to monitor affordable housing market

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has established a Housing Integrated Data System to help it identify the demand for and supply of affordable housing nationwide. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 26, 2019 @ 23:02

Faster approval for Malaysia My Second Home programme?

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will set up a task force to speed up the approval process of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 26, 2019 @ 21:50

Wee: 'Congestion charges' instead of toll merely a change in wording

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is calling out the Pakatan Harapan government for re-labelling the toll for four highways as "congestion charges".|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Feb 26, 2019 @ 21:30

Minister: Sectoral-based minimum wages permitted by law

The National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) formed to recommend the minimum wage rates to the government, could do so according to sectors, types of employment and regional areas, said Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 19:08

Electoral boundaries dispute settled out of court

The judicial review application filed by three voters of the Hulu Selangor parliamentary constituency, to challenge the decision of the Election Commission (EC) in redrawing the electoral boundaries of the Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB) and Batang Kali constituencies, was resolved amicably out of court. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 19:01

Dr M calls for upgrading of Langkawi ferry safety measures

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for the upgrading of safety measures and maintenance of the ferries serving Langkawi in the wake of a ferry that caught fire on Monday (Feb 25).|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih by-election Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:58

Semenyih by-election: 78% early voters cast ballots

Seventy-eight per cent of the early voters in the Semenyih state by-election had cast their ballots by 5 pm today, according to the Election Commission (EC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:35

Mandatory vaccination petition gets over 80,000 signatures

A petition calling for the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) to be made mandatory has garnered over 81,982 signatures as of 5.30pm. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:33

Action can be taken against parents who neglect their children's health

There are provisions in the Child Act 2001 that enable the government to take action against parents who neglect their children. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Feb 26, 2019 @ 17:30

Agriculture Ministry sets up special unit to boost agrofood investments

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MoA) is setting up a special unit to draw investments for the agrofood and agriculture sector, said Deputy Minister Sim Tze Tzin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 26, 2019 @ 17:30

Minister: mySalam recipients not Great Eastern ‘customers’, but insurers can promote products

The 3.7 million poor Malaysians covered under the government-owned mySalam health insurance scheme are not Great Eastern’s customers, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng clarified today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 26, 2019 @ 16:32

Win-win for all in acquisition of four Klang Valley highways

The government plans to acquire four highways in the Klang Valley — LDP, Sprint, Kesas, and Smart — within six months. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 26, 2019 @ 16:30

Minister: Only those diagnosed from Jan 1 onwards eligible for mySalam scheme

The government’s health insurance scheme mySalam will only pay out benefits to the poor who are diagnosed with critical illnesses from January 1 this year, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today. |Read more > |Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 26, 2019 @ 16:10

Guan Eng: Acquisition exercise of four highways to take six months

The government expects the acquisition exercise of the four highways to take six months, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more > |TheStar

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New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 14:53

Factory operator charged with insulting Islam

A factory operator was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with uploading a post that insulted Prophet Muhammad PBUH using the Facebook application last week. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Feb 26, 2019 @ 14:30

Minister: Local technology to drive Malaysia’s first flying car

Malaysia’s first flying car will be driven by local technology, says Minister of Entrepreneur Development Datuk Seri Redzuan Md Yusof. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 14:00

Defence Ministry disavows ‘recommendation letters’ linked to Mat Sabu, files police report

Two fake recommendation letters linked to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu have been circulated in public in what could possibly be an attempt to secure contracts with his ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 26, 2019 

Serian District Office denies allegations of not cooperating in fed govt programmes

Serian District Office has refuted allegations that the district office did not cooperate in the implementation of federal government programmes, as it had assisted in the 2019 Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) and also i-Suri programmes under Employees Provident Fund (EPF). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 14:00

IGP: Nazri under sedition investigation

Police are investigating Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for alleged offences under the Sedition Act, Tan Sri Mohd Fuzi Harun said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Feb 26, 2019 @ 13:14

Perak outlines programmes for women empowerment this year

The Perak government through its Women’s Development Department (JPW) plans to implement various programmes this year to advocate women’s economic empowerment. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:MoH Feb 26, 2019 @ 08:55

Dzulkefly proposes construction of another health clinic in Semenyih

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pix) has proposed that another health clinic be built in Semenyih to ensure that the people in the area enjoyed good health facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 07:26

140 govt buildings nationwide do not have fire certificates

About 140 out of 649 government-owned buildings nationwide still do not have a fire certificate (FC), said Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general Datuk Muhammad Hamdan Wahid. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 26, 2019 @ 07:00

‘There is no flip-flopping, Dr M knows where we stand’

PAS says there is no question of them flip-flopping because there is no need for them to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad if there is no betrayal from Pakatan Harapan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Feb 26, 2019 @ 07:00

Socso grants grace period to bosses

Employers who have yet to register their companies and employees with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) have been given a one-month grace period – from March 1 to 31 – before the operation, codenamed Ops Kesan 2019, starts in April. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 26, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry calls on WHO to look into drug pricing

Amidst pressure against Malaysia for using compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug, the Health Ministry has urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to look into the pricing system of medicine by big pharmaceutical companies. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 26, 2019 @ 07:00

Indonesia varsity proposal denied

The Johor government has rejected the Education Ministry’s proposal to set up an Islamic-based university from Ind­onesia at the Pagoh Higher Educa­tion Hub.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 26, 2019 

CM: Govt to study ACEM’s appeal for review of MFs

The Sarawak government will look into the appeal by the Sarawak branch of Association of Consulting Engineers, Malaysia (ACEM) for a review of multiplying factors (MFs) for site supervision staff and related issues. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Feb 25, 2019

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 22:42

Selangor MB merely an e-mail away

Selangorians may now e-mail Mentri Besar, Amirudin Shari, via warkahuntukmbselangor.com, a direct channel launched today for people to praise, criticise, complain or make suggestions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 22:00

PMO: Tabung Haji remains under PM’s Dept

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) clarified today that pilgrims’ fund Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) remains under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 25, 2019 @ 20:27

MOH committed to making vaccination compulsory: Dzulkefly

The Ministry of Health will not give up in making immunisation vaccination compulsory although admitting it would be difficult to implement the programme mandatorily. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MINDEF Land Feb 25, 2019 @ 20:04

Land swap issue: No need for police report - Mat Sabu

There is no necessity to lodge a police report at this juncture on the leakage in the government revenue which is estimated to exceed RM500 million during the implementation of the ministry’s land swap projects. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 25, 2019 @ 18:30

Under fire, Nazri defends allegedly ‘racist’ remark on Malay rights

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz defended today a remark he made while campaigning in Semenyih, after it was slammed for being “racist”. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 25, 2019 @ 17:11

Abolishing tolls completely would be too expensive - Dr M

The government will not be able to implement any other development projects, if it abolishes tolls in all highways and expressways. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 25, 2019 @ 16:56

Govt, rakyat bear cost of taking over from highway concessionaires: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has urged the public to understand the costs that have to be borne by the government to take over highway concessions from the concessionaires. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 25, 2019 

S’wak govt giving full cooperation to GIACC on declaration of assets

The Sarawak government is giving its full cooperation to the newly-established National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) on declaration of assets. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Feb 25, 2019 @ 16:37

Govt aspires to spend less money or postpone major projects: Mahathir

The government aspires to spend less money or postpone the implementation of major development projects in the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Plastic Recycling Feb 25, 2019 @ 16:30

139 illegal plastic recycling plants ordered shut, says minister

A total of 139 illegal plastic waste recycling factories which violated the Environmental Quality Act 1974 have been closed from January to date. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Feb 25, 2019 @ 16:30

Minister: Govt mulling different minimum wages according to sectors

Putrajaya will look at reviewing the minimum wage after complaints that the new rate has caused businesses to close down or lay off workers, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Feb 25, 2019 @ 16:04

Dr M: ECRL project will only resume if the price is right

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad says Malaysia will continue with the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with China, but only if the cost of construction is considerably less. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Feb 25, 2019 @ 16:00

Sarawak to set up revolving fund to cover initial costs of state projects

Sarawak will set up a revolving fund to cover the initial costs of state projects, such as consultancy fees and studies. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 15:52

Urban farming allowed, but with approval from housing and local government ministry

Residents of urban areas are allowed to carry out agricultural activities on land around their neighbourhood once they have obtained approval from the local authorities (LA), Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 25, 2019 @ 15:37

Ministry to use drones to monitor development projects: Rina

The Rural Development Ministry will use drone technology or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to monitor its development projects nationwide, said its minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 25, 2019 @ 14:57

Group wants Native Court to step in as Mulu forest-clearing dispute gets confusing

Disputes over forest clearing for oil palm plantation development next to the Mulu National Park are getting messy, says the Sarawak Society for Rights of Indigenous Peoples of Sarawak (SCRIPS). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MOH Feb 25, 2019 @ 14:52

Govt to roll out first tender for pool procurement of medicines in October

The government aims to roll out the first tender to start acquiring its first drug through a central pool procurement system in October, an effort that will help bring down the cost of medicines, says Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90m Feb 25, 2019 @ 14:30

Dr M: MACC may not have full info yet on PAS’ alleged RM90m

Anti-corruption authorities may not have all the details yet on an alleged transfer of RM90 million to PAS, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 14:30

Penang government wants urban regeneration law

The Penang state government has called for an urban regeneration law to allow for old housing schemes to be demolished and rebuilt. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Feb 25, 2019 @ 14:30

Lower plot ratio for city developments under KL City Plan 2020, FT minister says

The plot ratio cap for city development has been set at 1:10 under the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 (KLCP 2020), says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 14:30

Dr M: I don’t need PAS because Pakatan controls Dewan Rakyat

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he does not need PAS' support for him to continue serving as prime minister amid rumours of a vote of no confidence in his leadership. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:57

Govt to take over highway concession in stages: Azmin Ali

The government is proposing to take over highway concessions in the country in stages and through the correct process, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:49

Dr M to pursue legal challenge over appointment of former CJ to apex court

The Court of Appeal today dismissed the appeals by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to challenge the appointment of former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:30

PAS: ‘Monster’ rally if Putrajaya dithers over anti-Islam provocateurs

PAS today demanded the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government step up its pace to rein in provocateurs against Islam if it does not want another “monster” rally of the ummah on its hands. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MINDEF Land Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:07

Report: Syed Mokhtar's Kelana Ventures admits it is involved in Mindef land swap deal

A company owned by billionaire Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary (pic) has admitted to being the private party in a land swap deal with the Defence Ministry (Mindef), reports The Edge. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul:FELDA Feb 25, 2019 @ 10:30

Government ‘handouts’ landed Felda settlers deep in debt, DG says

Government handouts made many settlers too dependent on Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) loans, causing its debt to stack up and disrupt cash flow, New Straits Times reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 25, 2019 @ 09:30

Report: Possible price controls for instant noodles, eggs, diapers

The government is mulling adding the top 30 most common groceries to its list of controlled price items alongside rice, sugar and cooking oil. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Feb 25, 2019 @ 08:00

Umno will not ‘marry’ PAS, Annuar Musa says

Umno will not enter into a ‘marriage of convenience’ with PAS to champion the goal of uniting the Malays and Muslims in this country, says Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Judiciary RCI Feb 25, 2019 @ 08:00

RCI on judicial misconduct claims: Who to probe, what to investigate

Putrajaya has confirmed that a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) will be formed to investigate recent allegations of misconduct by judges and interference in court judgments, which have been viewed to be the country’s latest judicial crisis. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 25, 2019 @ 07:10

More initiatives in place to help the people: Muhyiddin

More initiatives will be announced by the government in helping and dealing with people’s problems, in addition to taking steps to take over four highway concessions that were announced yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Feb 25, 2019 @ 07:00

PKR reaffirms support for Dr M’s leadership

PKR fully supports the leadership of Prime Min­ister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said its central leadership council. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 25, 2019 

‘Impending smoking ban to focus first on education aspect’

The first six months of the smoking ban in Sarawak, which comes into effect on March 1, will focus on ‘educational enforcement’ rather than dishing out fines. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 25, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Vaccination compulsory for all kids’

Doctors have called for all children in Malaysia to be first immunised against diphtheria and measles as a practical way of kickstarting a compulsory policy on vaccination as suggested by the Health Ministry. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 25, 2019 @ 00:05

Takeover of highway concessions will take time: Azmin

The takeover of the highway concessions will take quite some time as various aspects will have to be considered so that it will not have a negative impact on the national economy, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 25, 2019 

Power, water for all rural villages

The Sabah Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) is targeting that all rural villages in the state will have access to clean water and electricity supply by 2035. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90m Feb 24, 2019 @ 23:28

No record of RM90m entering PAS accounts from 1MDB: MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed there is so far no trace of RM90 million entering the official accounts of PAS from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New State Govt: Feb 24, 2019 @ 23:00

Mukhriz: State govt first to take action against polluters

State enforcement personnel are the first to take action against any party found to be polluting the environment, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 24, 2019 @ 21:26

Tok Batin says he was told to read out speech supporting Pakatan candidate

An orang asli village head (tok batin) claimed he was asked to read out a speech vouching support for Pakatan Harapan in the Semenyih by-election at one of its campaign stops for the orang asli.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt::FT Feb 24, 2019 @ 21:00

Khalid Samad: River of Life, Ramadan bazaar at Jalan Masjid India stay

Federal Territory Minister Khalid Abdul Samad stressed that his ministry will maintain the River of Life (RoL) project as part of its plan to turn part of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman into a pedestrian walkway. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 24, 2019 @ 20:55

Dr Wee questions congestion charge plan

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) claims that the plan to replace toll fees with a congestion charge system goes against the promise of abolishing tolls.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 24, 2019 @ 20:34

Health Ministry launches My Healthy Village programme in Langkawi

The Health Ministry launched the national-level “Program Kampungku Sihat” (My Healthy Village) at the Langkawi MP’s Service Centre in Kuah here Sunday (Feb 24). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 24, 2019 @ 19:32

Take over of highways based on govt’s capability: Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the takeover of highway concessions would be done according to the government’s capability. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 24, 2019 @ 19:25

Improve training for commercial vehicle drivers to improve road safety

Hazard perception tests should be incorporated into commercial vehicle driving licence applications, a road safety expert said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:50

No plans to make vaccination mandatory: Dr Lee

The government has no plans to make vaccination mandatory, as recommended by several parties, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:14

Mohamad Hasan questions concession acquisition move to cut tolls

Barisan Nasional’s top leadership continue to question the Government’s motives for negotiating the acquisition of four main highway concessions.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt::MoF Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:00

Amiruddin: Pakatan has special section to monitor manifesto

Pakatan Harapan (PH) now has a special section to monitor its manifesto to ensure it is not merely aimed at winning the people’s heart during the 14th general election (GE-14), said deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoYS Feb 24, 2019 @ 17:26

Ministry is aware, concerned about issues faced by former, retired athletes: Syed Saddiq

The Youth and Sports Ministry will create a one-stop centre for troubled athletes who have either retired, been laid off from their contracts or dropped from sports programmes. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 24, 2019 @ 16:00

Hadi claims to have backed Dr M since first meeting right after GE14

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang claimed today that his pledge of support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was made in the immediate aftermath of the 14th general election, amid speculation over the Opposition party’s recent and unexpected declaration. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 24, 2019 @ 15:46

Govt announces RM100 aid for IPT students

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) today announced aid of RM100 each for Malaysian students at institutions of higher learning (IPT). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 24, 2019 @ 12:00

Health Ministry to recommend making immunisation vaccination compulsory

The Health Ministry will be tabling a proposal and policy to make immunisation vaccination compulsory. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 24, 2019 @ 11:03

Johor to offer 4,175 homes under rent-to-own scheme

The state government has set aside 4,715 homes for its rent-to-own scheme.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 24, 2019 @ 09:30

Report: US DoJ traces 1MDB US$73.5m funds to Saudi associates, Najib’s stepson, Joey McFarland

A 2013 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bond offering was diverted to the private accounts of the sovereign fund’s one-time senior executive and two Saudi Arabians who later funnelled part of the money to the Hollywood production company co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland, according to Malaysiakini. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 24, 2019 @ 09:05

Ensure access to good tech, multi-skilled staff when reducing civil servants: Army chief

Army chief General Datuk Seri Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi will abide if the government plans to reduce the number of civil servants in the Army. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 24, 2019 @ 08:00

Mujahid: Govt to launch programme to help homeless

The government will be gradually implementing the ‘Jelajah Rahmah’ outreach programme this year to help the homeless and those mired in social ills. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Feb 24, 2019 @ 08:00

Health Ministry not proceeding with REIT plan, says Dzulkefly

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will not be proceeding with the proposal to set up real estate investment trust (REIT) to source for the additional fund for the ministry, says its Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Programmes Feb 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Mayor: RM3m co-living space for homeless in George Town by 2020

Penang is building a shelter in the city centre for the homeless to get them off the streets and perhaps even learn a trade. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Feb 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Jawi plans to install rice ATMs at 85 mosques

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Depart­ment (Jawi) is hoping to install rice ATMs at 85 mosques to assist 23,000 asnaf or tithe recipients to receive free rice.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt begins highway talks

The government has begun talks with Gamuda Bhd to negotiate the acquisition of highway concession for four main highways as part of its promise to abolish tolls in stages, says the Prime Minister’s Office. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 24, 2019 

Sarawak to work with MoH on upgrading hospitals

The Sarawak government will continue to work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) on upgrading existing hospitals in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 23, 2019 @ 22:50

Zahid: Voting behaviour now different from GE14

As the March 2 by-election looms, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is confident that Barisan Nasional will retake the Semenyih state seat. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:47

City folks urged to cooperate with Residents Representative Council to resolve complaints

City folks should cooperate with their respective Residents Representative Council (MPP) to effectively resolve complaints and enhance progress of their area without having to refer the matter to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:30

PMO: In future, peak-period congestion fees instead of highway tolls

The federal government plans to replace the current system of collecting tolls for highway use with congestion charge system, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:08

Maszlee rejects abolition of MUET

Education Minister Maszlee Malik (pix) has rejected the proposal to abolish the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) and include it in the examination module for secondary schools as it would burden students. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 20:02

Petrol station operators urged to admonish consumers flouting rules

Petrol station operators are being urged to admonish consumers who flout rules while on their premises to avoid any untoward incidents. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 20:01

Kemas’ role must be in sync with society’s needs: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the role and functions of the Department of Community Development (Kemas), which was set up in 1961, to be in sync with the expectations, needs and wishes of the present government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 23, 2019 @ 19:47

Govt sets sight on LDP, SPRINT, KESAS, SMART tunnel for proposed acquisition of tolled highways

Four highways and expressways in the Klang Valley have been targeted by the government as part of its proposed acquisition of tolled highways. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes: BSH Feb 23, 2019 @ 18:01

Stringent requirements for BSH to ensure only those eligible receive aid

The requirements for the 2019 Cost of Living Aid (BSH) which is more stringent was not aimed at reducing the number of recipients but merely to ensure only those who are eligible enjoy the benefit. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Bauxite mining Feb 23, 2019 @ 15:24

Ministry to get public feedback on improving bauxite mining SOP

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing session and engagement to improve the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the management of mines and exporting of bauxite in Pahang. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Feb 23, 2019 @ 13:38

LGE: Extension levy fees for foreign workers lowered from March

The government will lower the extension levy fees for foreign workers who have worked in the country for more than 10 years starting from March.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 13:32

M’sia, Asean must be vigilant against big power involvement in the region: Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that big power rivalry and foreign interference swirling around the Middle East is yet another reminder why Malaysia and Asean must be forever vigilant against big power involvement in the region. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 14:25

Digital economy policy is being formulated - Gobind

The policy to empower digital economy is being formulated and is expected to be announced in the third quarter of this year, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Feb 23, 2019 @ 12:06

Semenyih by-election: PSM and indie candidates to go live on TV on Feb 27

The Semenyih by-election debate organised by Bersih 2.0 may have been cancelled, but the underdogs will still get to present their views in a panel discussion hosted by Sinar Harian to be telecast live telecast on Astro Awani.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: IPCMC Feb 23, 2019 @ 09:00

Patriot: IPCMC just first step to restoring police’s sheen

Independent oversight of police misconduct is but one of over a hundred recommendations to fix the law enforcement agency, said the National Patriots Association (Patriot). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 23, 2019 @ 08:46

Announcement on highway tolls nothing to do with Semenyih by-election, says Gobind

The announcement on highway tolls has nothing to do with the Semenyih by-election, says Gobind Singh Deo.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Feb 23, 2019 @ 08:27

Govt studying best mechanism to address child sex trafficking: Wan Azizah

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is studying the best mechanism to address the issue of child sex trafficking that targets Malaysia for such activities. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Feb 23, 2019 @ 08:00

US seeks to recover US$38m in assets from 1MDB case

The US Justice Department yesterday said it had filed complaints seeking forfeiture and recovery of approximately US$38 million (RM154 million) in assets associated with its 1Malaysia Development Berhard ― or 1MDB ― case, bringing the assets now subject to forfeiture to a total of about US$1.7 billion. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Rough road ahead for govt, say highway operators

The government has to navigate a tough terrain to lower or abolish toll charges altogether, say highway concessionaires.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Feb 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Toll charges to go down

The government has decided to abolish toll charges gradually and in phases, in line with Pakatan Harapan’s general election pledge to the people. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Feb 23, 2019 

Sarawak to chart future of its O&G industry

The Sarawak government is taking charge of the development of the state’s Oil and Gas industry and is open to advice from experts and experienced players in the industry. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Feb 23, 2019 

New cultural centre to be built in Kinarut

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment is set for a busy year, according to its minister Datuk Christina Liew. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Judiciary Feb 23, 2019 @ 00:30

Ex-AIAC director Sundra Rajoo denies claims in judge’s affidavit

Former Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) director Datuk Sundra Rajoo today denied allegations made in Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit claiming widespread judicial interference. |Read more >|Malaymail