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February 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Feb 29, 2020 @ 08:00

Laid off employees urged to lodge report with Human Resource Ministry

Workers who are laid off or have their salaries reduced due to the Covid-19 infection in Malaysia are urged to lodge a report with the Labour Department.|Read more >|SunDaily

February 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Feb 28, 2020 @ 20:00

MCMC to implement six NFCP projects worth RM3bil

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will implement six new projects under the National Fiberisation Connectivity Plan (NFCP) which are worth around RM3 billion.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Feb 28, 2020 @ 20:00

Income tax returns for 2019 can be submitted via e-filing starting March 1

Taxpayers can submit their income tax return forms for 2019 via the e-Filing system starting March 1, the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) said in a statement today.|Read more >|SunDaily

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February 27, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Economic Stimulus Package Feb 27, 2020

2020 Economic Stimulus Package - full speech text (in English)

The following is the full speech text of the 2020 Economic Stimulus Package, as announced by Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Economic Stimulus Package Feb 27, 2020

Dr Mahathir announces RM20b Economic Stimulus Package

Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced a RM20 billion Economic Stimulus Package so that economic risks associated with the Covid-19 outbreak can be addressed effectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas Feb 27, 2020

Government renews Lynas plant license

The government has extended the licence of the controversial Lynas rare earths plant in Kuantan, Pahang for three years, its operator said on Thursday, despite concerns about the impact of radioactive waste it produces.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 27, 2020

56 alternative water supply projects to be built

A total of 56 Sarawak Alternative Water Supply (Sawas) projects will be built throughout the state this year and next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

February 24, 2020

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 242020 @ 15:00

Amanah pledges support for Dr M as PM

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) pledges its full support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 24, 2020 @ 15:00

Tun M resigns as PM, PPBM chairman

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has quit as the Prime Minister and the chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 242020 @ 15:00

Dr M to meet Agong this evening

Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been summoned to meet the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) at 5pm today, hours after he resigned, in a move some speculate is to form a new coalition government.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 242020 @ 15:00

Live updates: Collapse of PH government

With the resignation of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Prime Minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman, the state of the country’s political scene is in turmoil.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 242020 @ 15:00

Bersatu leaves Pakatan Harapan

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has decided to leave Pakatan Harapan, said its president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 242020 @ 15:00

Eleven MPs abandon PKR to form new independent bloc under Azmin

Up to 11 MPs from PKR who are aligned with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has resigned from the party and the Pakatan Harapan coalition to form a new independent bloc in Parliament.|Read more >Malaymail

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February 23, 2020

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 22:00

MIC president: Azmin out of PKR, Bersatu likely quitting Pakatan

MIC president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran asserted tonight that Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has resigned from PKR.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 22:00

Anwar confirms betrayal of Bersatu and several PKR members

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed speculations that there have been attempts of a betrayal towards the Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 21:00

Possible scenarios how power has shifted in Parliament

With Pakatan Harapan's rule said to be in peril due to talk that it may have lost its majority in the Dewan Rakyat, there is intense speculation on how the balance of power has shifted.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 21:00

Anwar to meet Agong tomorrow, but aide says scheduled ‘long time ago’

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled for an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong tomorrow to provide normal updates on politics, the PKR president’s aide confirmed today amid speculation of political manoeuvres for federal power.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 21:00

'New government likely with sufficient seats'

A political realignment involving the formation of a new government is expected to take place soon following the support of more than adequate Parliamentary seats garnered by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

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New Government? Mar 012020 

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as Prime Minister

Party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been sworn in as the nation’s eighth prime minister today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

PH seeks emergency Dewan Rakyat sitting

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is seeking an emergency Dewan Rakyat sitting to determine whether they or Muafakat Nasional have the numbers needed for their respective candidates to secure the position of Prime Minister.|Read more >|NST

Dr M: Muhyiddin has no majority support

Tun Dr Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan will not go to the Istana to attend Muhyiddin swearing-in as PM.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Dr M claims palace refuses to grant him audience to prove majority support

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has claimed today the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has refused to grant him audience to prove that Pakatan Harapan and him commands the support of the majority of the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >Malaymail

New Government? Feb 292020 

Johor Umno chief sworn in as new MB

 State Umno chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad (pic) has been sworn in as the 18th Johor Mentri Besar at Istana Bukit Serene.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Official: Dr M’s full list of 114 MPs backing him for PM

Who are the 114 MPs or slightly more than half of the 222 MPs supporting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister of Malaysia?|Read more >Malaymail

 

Leaders, politicians relieved political crisis is over

Most Malaysians today breathed a sigh of relief as the country’s political crisis came to an end yesterday with the appointment of the country’s eighth Prime Minister by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

Muhyiddin is Malaysia's 8th Prime Minister

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is the country’s new Prime Minister.|Read more >|NST

New Government? Feb 282020 

Johor Umno chief sworn in as new MB

 State Umno chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad (pic) has been sworn in as the 18th Johor Mentri Besar at Istana Bukit Serene.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Istana Negara: No one has majority to be new PM, party leaders to nominate PM candidate

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has not identified any MP that has the majority support among MPs to be the prime minister, Istana Negara said today.|Read more >Malaymail

'No Parliament meeting on Monday as request does not follow house rules'

There will be no special Dewan Rakyat meeting on March 2 for the house to decide on who will be the next Prime Minister.|Read more >|NST

New Government? Feb 272020 

Dr M: Special Parliament session on March 2 to determine who has majority, otherwise snap polls

The two days of meetings between the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Members of Parliament have not determined which candidate has a clear majority to form a government, says the interim Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Parliament to decide next PM

The Malaysian Parliament will get the chance to resolve the country’s political impasse during a special sitting on Monday, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >Malaymail

 

Dr M returns to Bersatu – as chairman

Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has returned to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as its chairman.|Read more >|NST

New coalition state govt for Johor

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Johor state government has fallen and it has been replaced by a new coalition between Bersatu and Umno.|Read more >|SunDaily

Dr M returns to Bersatu – as advisor

Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has returned to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) – but in the new capacity of “advisor.”|Read more >|NST

 

Risk of power abuse, dictatorship tendencies: Pundits caution against unity govt idea

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for a non-partisan unity government which concentrates power in the hands of a prime minister will lead to risks of abuse of power and dictatorship tendencies, political observers have warned today.|Read more >Malaymail

Neutral government can be solution to political crisis: Analysts

A government that does not favour any party can be a good solution in reducing an excessive politicking culture, according to some local political analysts.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

Unity government will do economy good, says expert

A unity government is the only viable solution in helping Malaysia quickly refocus its efforts towards addressing the bigger issues at play such as the multiple threats to its economy, says econometrics expert Prof Dr Mahendhiran Nair.|Read more >|SunDaily

Patriot says Dr M’s unity government undemocratic, calls for GE14 mandate to be respected

The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has spoken against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for a ‘unity government’, labelling this as autocratic.|Read more >Malaymail

 

Bersatu continues to pledge support for Dr M

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is continuing to pledge support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad but is mum on whether it will return to Pakatan Harapan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Government? Feb 262020 

Dr Mahathir's full speech text

The following is Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's full televised speech text.|Read more >|NST

 

PKR, DAP, Amanah propose Anwar as PM

PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) have all nominated Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Pakatan Harapan's (PH) prime minister candidate.|Read more >|NST

Tun M: I want a government that does not side with any party

Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said politics and political parties should be put aside, and that he will try to form a government that does not side with any political parties.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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February 23, 2020

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Ku Nan arrives at hotel where Azmin Ali's supporters have gathered

Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor arrived at a hotel here where PKR Vice-President Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali's supporters have gathered.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Umno Supreme Council gives full mandate to president to act

The Umno Supreme Council has given its party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi its full mandate to carry out any actions necessary for the nation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 20:00

PKR leaders converge on Anwar's house

Several PKR senior leaders were seen leaving party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s residence at Bukit Segambut here, at 6pm today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Aide: PM not going to Sheraton

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not make an announcement at the Sheraton Hotel tonight as earlier reported.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Police on standby for special press conference

Police will be on standby as numerous politicians are expected to attend a special press conference at a hotel here following talk of a formation of a new government coalition.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Sources: Bersatu, Azmin’s faction, Opposition parties meeting Agong

The leaders of political parties allegedly planning a new coalition government were granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara today, sources have confirmed.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 232020 @ 16:00

Source: Dr Mahathir to have audience with Agong today

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today as the rumour mill over the country’s political situation goes into overdrive.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 17:00

Bersatu’s Redzuan let slips that party discussed leaving Pakatan

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia talked about its threat to leave Pakatan Harapan during its meeting this morning, Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 232020 @ 17:00

MMA proposes Primary Healthcare Commission to address outpatient needs

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has proposed the setting up of a Primary Healthcare Commission to address outpatient needs.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 232020 @ 16:00

New environmental law to be formulated if existing law requires too many amendments

A new environmental law will be formulated if the Environmental Quality Act 1974, which is being reviewed, requires substantial amendments to provide greater enforcement power to the Department of Environment (DOE), according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 16:00

Source: Azmin, Zuraida to lead PKR exodus if there are enough MPs to form new govt with Bersatu and Opposition

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and the party’s vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin are purportedly set to lead an exodus of MPs and other leaders from the party today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 232020 @ 16:00

Top Umno leaders convene at party headquarters

Top Umno leaders and the party's Supreme Council Members were seen arriving at the Umno headquarters at Menara Dato Onn here for a special meeting today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 232020 @ 16:00

Bersatu meeting ends with leaders mum on outcome

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) meeting today ended with the leaders tightlipped on its outcome.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 16:00

Mukhriz on Bersatu leaders' meeting: We only discussed internal party matters

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir says that the meeting with its top party leadership only discussed internal party matters despite strong talks of the party leaving the Pakatan Harapan coalition.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 23, 2020 @ 14:00

MAP holds programme to educate Indian students on IR 4.0

The Malaysian Advancement Party (MAP) has held its first-ever Digital Future Awareness for Youth programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 14:00

GPS to fully support Dr M in event of 'new' Federal Govt, claims source

Sarawak's ruling coalition says it will throw its full support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to continue as Prime Minister, a source told The Star.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020 @ 12:00

PKR Youth leaders claim ‘individuals’ using party disciplinary board to quell rivals

Six PKR Youth leaders have accused the party’s disciplinary board of selective prosecution in response to a show-cause letter served to several figures from Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s faction.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Political Alliance? Feb 23, 2020

Abang Jo meeting GPS reps in KL, say sources as temperature rises in PH

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders and parliamentarians are said to be currently in Kuala Lumpur amid a frenzy of speculations that Pakatan Harapan (PH) is facing a major crisis.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF Feb 232020 @ 09:00

Don’t compare EPF dividends with 10 years ago: CEO

Contributors to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) should not compare the dividends announced for 2019 with those paid out 10 years ago, said its chief executive officer.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | TARUC Funding Feb 23, 2020 @ 07:00

MCA to meet Dr M over TAR UC's matching grant request

MCA will be meeting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) allocations for a matching grant.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 23, 2020

Waiver, discount for local council annual assessment rate

Annual assessment rate below RM50 has been waivered while those above RM50 would get a discount starting this year, says Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing, Datu Dr Penguang Manggil.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 23, 2020

All JKKK heads to receive January allowance this week

All 5,900 village security and development committee (JKKK) community leaders in Sarawak will receive their January allowance this week.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

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

MySalam registration, claim process hassle-free, says beneficiary

The fast registration and easy claim process for the mySalam takaful health protection scheme was a blessing for Zulkifli Abdul Hamid when he almost lost his source of income due to an eye stroke last November.|Read more >|Malaymail​ Mysalam scheme >

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

Call to extend foreign vehicle import licence to cooperative sector

The government should extend the issuance of the import licence for foreign vehicles or approved permit (AP) to cooperatives, which will be an economic opportunity for the sector, according to a stakeholder here.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

AG says home minister ‘absolutely correct’ on terrorist list prerogative, but law demands a review every six months

Tan Sri Tommy Thomas has clarified that he had not questioned the home minister’s authority in classifying the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) as a terrorist group as is widely believed.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Disagree if you like, but respect AG’s reasons in dropping LTTE case, deputy law minister tells critics

Deputy Law Minister Hanipa Maidin defended today the attorney-general’s decision to discontinue prosecuting 12 Malaysians for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) even as the Home Ministry insisted the group’s classification as a terrorist organisation.|Read more >Malaymail

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

Maszlee: Thomas should prioritise national security or quit post

Former Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has urged Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to choose either prioritising national security or quit his post.|Read more >|NST

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February 22, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Feb 222020 @ 20:00

Strong grounds to maintain LTTE as terrorist group: Muhyiddin

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that he has strong grounds to maintain the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Elam (LTTE) in the list of terrorist groups.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

RM10.8m allocation for development projects in Gombak

A total of RM10.8 million has been allocated for 15 development projects around Gombak, the Economic Affairs Ministry said.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Johor identifies 15 sites for Rumah Mampu Biaya programme statewide

The Johor government has identified 15 sites statewide for the construction of houses under the Johor affordable house (‘Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor’ (RMBJ)) programme.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Feb 22, 2020 @ 18:00

Waytha Moorthy calls for protection of Orang Asli rights in Kuala Langat degazettement storm

Senator P. Waytha Moorthy today called for an urgent discussion between the Selangor government and the agency in charge of Orang Asli welfare amid a row over the degazettement of Kuala Langat forest reserve land that threatens to displace over a thousand of the indigenous community and their livelihood.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 22, 2020 @ 18:00

Sarawak PKR denies claiming Pakatan axed appointments of 19 parliamentary reps

Contrary to rumours, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council has not cancelled the appointments of 19 grassroots leaders as parliamentary coordinators in Sarawak, two from the state PKR chapter asserted today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | EPF Dividend Feb 22, 2020 @ 16:00

MTUC accepts 2019 EPF dividend rate of 5.45 per cent as being fair

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) accepts the lower dividend from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) as “fair”.|Read more >|NST

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

Free health screening at govt clinics helps detect NCD, prevent premature death, says Dzulkefly

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has called on the people to utilise the health clinics set up by the government nationwide to carry out health screening to prevent premature death, especially due to non-communicable diseases (NCD).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Feb 22, 2020 @ 14:00

PAS threatens major rally if Tommy Thomas stays as AG

PAS has today threatened to hold a rally should its demand that Tan Sri Tommy Thomas be removed as Attorney General (AG) is not heeded by Putrajaya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 22, 2020 @ 14:00

Takiyuddin: PAS drops proposed motion of confidence in PM

PAS is dropping its proposal to push for a motion of confidence in Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad following the Pakatan Harapan presidential council's decision on the leadership transition issue.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 22, 2020 @ 14:00

Anwar urges PKR members to respect Pakatan's presidential council decision

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged his party members as well as Pakatan Harapan coalition members to respect the decision made by the Pakatan presidential council on Friday (Feb 21) night.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 22, 2020 @ 14:00

'Stories about PH presidential council meeting didn't come from Mat Sabu'

Statements that described the event that allegedly took place during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council meeting last night did not come from the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car Feb 22, 2020 @ 13:00

Malaysia seeks investors for third national car project

Malaysia’s third national car project is ready with its first prototype but the government is still on the lookout for investors.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car Feb 22, 2020 @ 13:00

'Govt must know what buyers want before giving out incentives to vehicle makers'

The government will need to understand public requirements and new technologies before giving out customised incentives to vehicle manufacturers, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 22, 2020 @ 14:00

'Stories about PH presidential council meeting didn't come from Mat Sabu'

Statements that described the event that allegedly took place during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council meeting last night did not come from the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 222020 @ 12:00

Engineer takes to social media to highlight plight of underpaid youth

An engineer has taken to Facebook to highlight the plight of the youth today whose salary increment does not correlate with inflation levels.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 222020 @ 12:00

Power transition will be as agreed, focus now is on addressing problems facing country, says Wan Azizah

The government will focus on addressing problems and issues facing the country, especially the impact of the Covid-19 infection on the economy, rather than on the power transition, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Oppositions Feb 22, 2020

Opposition merger off but cooperation still on cards

A proposed merger of opposition political parties in Sabah has been called off for practical reasons but that does not mean the ruling coalition can rest on its laurels.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 222020 @ 12:00

Amanah: Pakatan component parties unanimously agree to not pressure Dr M on power transition

Component parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH) have unanimously agreed not to make any demands or put pressure on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the power transition, said Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) communications director Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 222020 @ 11:00

Government should cease use of defamation suits: Malaysian Bar

There is a concern about the implication of the Federal Court ruling on Wednesday, in favour of the Sarawak government’s move to sue Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen for defamation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 222020 @ 10:00

PKNS denies Selangor business capital to be developed on forest reserve

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has denied claims by a local news portal that the proposed Selangor Business Capital project would be developed on a forest reserve at Kuala Langat Utara.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

No revival of fake news law amid crackdown

While the Anti-Fake News Act will not be revived, the government has ordered an immediate crackdown to stop those who are in the habit of putting up fake postings on social media, says Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: UEC Feb 22, 2020 @ 07:00

UEC grads can apply for teacher training

The Prime Minister has agreed to allow UEC graduates to continue to apply for training as teachers, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching was quoted in Sin Chew Daily.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 22, 2020 @ 07:00

Affordability is a key issue, government told

Car owners and salesmen say that action plans are needed to drive the National Automotive Policy (NAP) forward, especially on the aspect of affordability.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 22, 2020

App to provide aid for mothers in rural areas

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is working with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to promote an app that seeks to provide assistance to mothers living in the rural areas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 222020 @ 01:00

Anwar: I proposed Dr M be given a chance and he will decide, I need to be patient

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has voiced his full support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide the date for the transition of power, which is expected to take place any time after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in November.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 22, 2020 @ 01:00

It's all up to me, Dr M says on power transition plan

No date has been fixed for the succession plan as the decision will only be made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 21, 2020 @ 23:00

Mujahid: Govt committed in instilling Quranic values in administration

The government through its various religious agencies is committed in the effort to instil Quranic values in the country’s administration, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: NAFAS Feb 21, 2020 @ 23:00

Audit finds seven violations committed by ex-National Farmers’ Organisation management

A forensic audit on the National Farmers’ Organisation (NAFAS) found seven items that were questionable and had violated the agency’s financial and administrative procedures, resulting in losses of about RM50 million.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Feb 21, 2020 @ 20:00

Works Ministry refutes Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak of low quality claim

The Works Ministry today refuted the claim that the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak (PBH Sarawak) is specified as grade two or of low quality.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: DBKL Feb 21, 2020 @ 20:00

DBKL to come down hard on traders who still use plastic straws

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is going to come down hard on traders and business operators who are still using plastic straws and for failing to comply with the use of biodegradable packing products in the federal capital.|Read more >|NST

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February 21, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 17:00

Johor to organise townhall session with tourism players after millions lost from Covid-19

The Covid-19 outbreak has greatly disrupted Johor’s tourism sector, causing financial losses of up to millions of ringgit, says a state exco member.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 17:00

NAP 2020 establishes 4 roadmaps, 3 blueprints

Four roadmaps and three blueprints have been established under the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) to enhance the existing six NAP 2014 roadmaps.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 17:00

NAP 2020 comes up with three thrusts, three strategies

Newly launched National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) has come up with three directional thrusts and three strategies that introduce new technological elements to assist the development of the local automotive industry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 21, 2020 @ 17:00

Jelutong landfill to undergo rehabilitation, redevelopment

Penang is embarking on a mission to rehabilitate and redevelop the Jelutong landfill which had been in use for more than 40 years.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: BDEH Project Feb 21, 2020 @ 17:00

Anti-corruption group urges FT Ministry to probe Bangsar-Damansara highway project for irregularities

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) wants the Federal Territories Ministry to look into the process of awarding the contract for the Bangsar-Damansara Elevated Highway following renewed objections from nearby residents and some lawmakers.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Stern action against those involved in spreading fake news: Mohamed Hanipa

The government will take stern action against individuals involved in spreading fake news that could disrupt national security and racial harmony by prosecuting them in court, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Feb 21, 2020 @ 16:00

AG drops charges against 12 accused of supporting LTTE

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has decided to drop all charges against 12 people who were accused of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Gov't to help Bumi automotive players upgrade marketing skills: Mahathir

The government is ready to assist automotive players especially the Bumiputera in upgrading their marketing skills to enable them to promote their products more effectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Feb 21, 2020 @ 15:00

Hanipa: Govt committed to setting up Law Reform Commission

Malaysia is committed to setting up a Law Reform Commission which will see the present administration amending, repealing and replacing existing legislation found to be outdated or archaic.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 16:00

First phase of NFP to be implemented in 8 states

The government will implement the first phase of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) in eight states including Sabah this year, at a cost of RM290 million, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 15:00

Federal Govt appoints parliamentary coordinators to oversee projects in Sarawak

The Federal Government has appointed 19 parliamentary coordinators in Sarawak to ensure that its development projects in the state are duly implemented.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Feb 21, 2020 @ 14:00

Stop defamation suits against average Joe, Malaysian Bar tells Putrajaya

The Malaysian Bar has called upon the government to form a policy forbidding authorities from filing defamation suits against individuals, and to begin the legislative work in the coming session of Parliament.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 14:00

Ahead of Pakatan meet, Anwar mooted as DPM to solidify succession plan

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should make Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim his deputy prime minister to cement the planned power transition, several observers have suggested, ahead of Pakatan Harapan’s Presidential Council meet on the matter tonight.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 13:00

NAP 2020 lists three directional thrusts and three strategies to develop local automotive industries

Newly launched National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) has come up with three directional thrusts and three strategies that introduce new technological elements to assist the development of the local automotive industry.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 13:00

Malaysia open to collaboration with foreign firms for national cars, PM says

Malaysia is open to collaborate with foreign companies to develop new national cars under the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 13:00

Putrajaya to further National Automotive 2014 objectives in latest iteration

The Malaysian government will continue to pursue the objectives outlined in the National Automotive Policy 2014 (NAP 2014) under the NAP 2020, which was launched today by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 13:00

Rais’ tweet his personal view, says Anwar

Tan Sri Rais Yatim’s “something may happen before November” tweet is his personal view, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 13:00

Sabah to get 50 telco towers under connectivity plan

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will build 50 telecommunication towers throughout Sabah this year, under phase one of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP 1) project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 12:00

NAP 2020 to contribute RM104.2 bln to GDP: MITI

The implementation of the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) is expected to contribute RM104.2 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, according to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 12:00

PM: Malaysia to implement B30 biodiesel mandate in transport sector before 2025

Malaysia will implement a B30 biodiesel programme in the transport sector by 2025 or even earlier, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today at the launch of the country's National Automotive Policy plan.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP 2020 Feb 21, 2020 @ 12:00

NAP 2020 to incorporate new technologies, driving automotive sector further, says Dr M

The National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2020, which was launched Friday (Feb 21), will incorporate three new advanced technology elements namely Next Generation Vehicle, Mobility as a Service and Industrial Revolution 4.0.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 09:00

Anwar open to Mahathir staying in Cabinet after leadership transition

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he is open to the idea of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad staying on in the Cabinet after stepping down as the prime minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 08:00

Dr M may issue ultimatum tonight

Tonight’s Pakatan Harapan pre-presidential council meeting is expected to witness an “ultimatum” laid out by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on the heels of detractors calling for him to step down as prime minister.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 21, 2020

475 households benefit from cancelled communal grants

A total of 813 beneficiaries or 475 rural households will benefit from the state government’s decision to abolish the communal title in Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 07:00

Umno leaders told to consider alliances carefully

Umno leaders should be careful when they negotiate or work with other parties to form a new coalition government as the party cannot allow itself to give support to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, says Johor Umno treasurer Datuk Md Jais Sarday.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 07:00

Kok: Aid for oil palm smallholders under review

A proposal to provide aid for some 650,000 oil palm smallholders will be made under the government’s economic stimulus package to weather the Covid-19, says Teresa Kok.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 21, 2020

Patrol system to deter illegal dive operators

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment is looking into setting up a patrol system to deter illegal dive operators in Semporna.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Feb 21, 2020

‘Lim in no position to decide on centralised schools’

Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong did not agree with the reason given by federal Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to disapprove proposal to build centralised schools in Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 06:00

Insiders say Pakatan meet will discuss how to transfer power and stay in it

Public attention is focused on the Pakatan Harapan presidential meeting today for clarity on the coalition’s transition plan but sources said the event will be more crucial for charting its political survival.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 21, 2020 @ 06:00

Bukit Aman holds nationwide ‘Ops Mabuk’ daily to arrest drink-driving

In a bid to curb drink-driving accidents, federal police are doubling down on sniffing out motorists behind the wheel who are under the influence of alcohol.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Feb 21, 2020 @ 00:00

Dr Afif issued show-cause letter by party, expresses disappointment

Former deputy PKR Youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin has expressed disappointment after receiving a show-cause letter from the party which accuses his involvement in a ruckus during the wing's national congress in Melaka last December.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 042020 @ 07:00

Socso aims to expand rehab services across the country

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is looking into expanding its rehabilitation services by introducing more centres across Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Feb 28, 2020 @ 20:00

MCMC to implement six NFCP projects worth RM3bil

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will implement six new projects under the National Fiberisation Connectivity Plan (NFCP) which are worth around RM3 billion.|Read more >|NST

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

Special fund available to provide immediate disaster aid

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

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

New death benefit for civil servants

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

 

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

Penang to have first cooperative town in Malaysia|Read more >Malaymail

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

One platform for university application from this year|Read more >|NST

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

Aiming for higher enrolment|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 16, 2020

Ministry to digitalise local council’s services – Dr Sim|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Sabah court to make history on Wednesday by using AI in sentencing|Read more >|NST

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

Jagdeep: Penang allocates RM6.7m for flood mitigation projects|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 14, 2020

Sabah approves 10-year-plan to conserve elephants

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

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

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

|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Feb 032020 

Gobind hopes Sebenarnya.my, official news agencies can curb coronavirus fake news|Read more >|

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

Govt to create eco-system to help small entrepreneurs apply info technology to expand businesses|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 12, 2020 @ 22:00

Angkasa: Three million residents to benefit from co-op upgrade|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 11, 2020 @ 15:00

Sabah launches state e-wallet 'Sabah Pay'|Read more >|TheStar

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

Mestecc launches national action plan on enforcement against plastic waste imports|Read more >|SunDaily

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

‘Lets Do It Right’ programme raises awareness about cleanliness|Read more >|SunDaily

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

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

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Feb 092020 @ 20:00

JPN to boost security by implementing biometric system

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: FAMA Feb 08, 2020

‘Middle person register’ to kick off in April|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Wangsa Maju Puspakom centre offers commercial vehicle road tax renewal|Read more >|TheStar

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