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Jan 05, 2019

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New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 05, 2019 @ 23:14

JAKOA denies not getting allocation in Budget 2019

The Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) refuted allegations that the Pakatan Harapan government did not provide allocation for the Orang Asli community in Budget 2019.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 05, 2019 @ 21:00

State minister: Sabah to find ways to overcome problems in schools, including overcrowding

The Sabah Education and Innovation Ministry will find ways to resolve all problems, including overcrowding, faced by schools in the state, says its minister Datuk Dr Yusof Yaacob. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Jan 05, 2019 @ 20:27

LKIM assures no price hike for fish

The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) has assured that prices of marine products especially fish will not increase despite the current uncertain weather conditions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Jan 05, 2019 @ 20:00

Penangites to enjoy affordable homes in Batu Maung, says Zuraida

Penangites will enjoy affordable homes in Batu Maung, near here, when the project slated to begin as early as next year, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Jan 05, 2019 @ 19:53

Govt to build a million affordable homes in 10 years

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will build a million units of affordable homes within the next 10 years.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 05, 2019 @ 19:48

RM1.14mil to upgrade 22 mission schools in Penang

The Penang government has approved RM1.14mil for upgrading works on 22 mission schools in the state, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 05, 2019 @ 18:13

Task force formed to look into Cameron Highlands and Lojing land issues: Xavier

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources has formed a task force to look into the various land issues affecting the hills of Cameron Highlands and Lojing, said its minister Dr A Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 05, 2019 @ 17:47

RM300 to RM1,200 fine for losing, damaging passport

As of Wednesday (Jan 2), Malaysians are to cough up RM300 to RM1,200 to renew damaged or missing passports. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Jan 05, 2019 @ 13:56

HR Ministry to continue with 'Kaunter Khidmat Rakyat' programme

The Human Resource Ministry will continue with its ‘Kaunter Khidmat Rakyat’ programme to bring the services provided by the ministry and its agencies closer to the people.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL Jan 05, 2019 @ 15:55

‘GoKL’ free bus service to be expanded

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is expanding the ‘GoKL’ bus service network to areas in the Setiawangsa and Lembah Pantai parliamentary constituencies by next month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 05, 2019 @ 13:06

Helping B40 group priority of govt: Rina

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said today the priority of the government is always in helping those from the bottom 40 (B40) income group. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 05, 2019 @ 10:07

Sarawak has the highest number of student drug addicts

Sarawak recorded the highest number of secondary school students found positive for drugs in the country as at October 2018, says National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 05, 2019 

‘Federal government still owes Sarawak RM2.7 million in tourism tax’

The federal government still owes Sarawak around RM2.7 million in tourism tax. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 05, 2019 @ 09:00

Report: DiCaprio made a secret court appearance in DoJ’s 1MDB probe

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has testified before a grand jury as part of the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) financial scandal, The Washington Post reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRB Jan 05, 2019 @ 09:00

No irregularity in Malaysian Rubber Board’s RM1.5b land sale, says former minister

Former Plantation and Commodities minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said the price of RM1.5 billion for the sale of Sungai Buloh land, previously owned by Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), was under instruction from the government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 05, 2019 @ 09:00

Health Ministry denies RM100 students’ medical check-up fees

The Health Ministry (MoH) has refuted claims that students will have to pay of up to RM100 for medical check-up for admission to government-owned schools, as alleged on social media. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Jan 05, 2019 @ 09:00

DAP lawmaker: Let Parliament Select Committee recommend new EC commissioners

A DAP lawmaker has suggested that the vacancies in the Election Commission (EC) be filled via the Parliament Select Committee on Major Public Appointments (MPA) as part of the country’s electoral reform. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 05, 2019 @ 08:56

Consumer groups want better system to help B40

A better petrol subsidy mechanism should be put in place to ensure that those in the Bottom 40 per cent group will get the maximum benefit, consumer associations said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 05, 2019 @ 08:43

Dealers disagree with move, citing losses when fuel prices drop

The Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) does not agree with the weekly fuel price float mechanism as dealers are often left shortchanged whenever there is fluctuation in fuel prices. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 05, 2019 @ 08:38

Petrol dealers may lose up to RM40m

Petrol station operators claim they could lose up to RM40 million following the dip in petrol pump prices.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jan 05, 2019 

New rehabilitation centre to be ready by April 2020

A new Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) built at a cost of RM25.8 million will be completed in April 2020. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF | Jan 05, 2019 

IRB Sabah collects RM27m via voluntary disclosure

The Inland Revenue Board collected around RM27.03 million from 163 taxpayers in Sabah since the Special Voluntary Disclosure Program started on November 3 last year. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Jan 05, 2019 @ 08:31

Zero Reject Policy: A shot at life for special children

The new “Zero Reject Policy”, introduced by the Education Ministry (MOE) this year, has brought joy to special needs pupils and their parents because it allows the children to enrol in national schools without difficulty. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRB Jan 05, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Govt instructed MRB transaction’

The sale of the Sungai Buloh land, previously owned by the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), was under the instruction of the government, says a former minister.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Drop in prices shows govt collected ‘hidden’ tax

The drop in petrol prices showed that the Pakatan Harapan government has quietly collected petrol taxes for the past few months, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Weekly fuel float kicks off

The new weekly fuel float pricing system has kicked off with a reduction in the price of RON95 and RON97 by 27 sen a litre.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Many laud move while some have reservations

The government’s move to adopt the weekly float system for fuel has been well-received, although some are worried about the uncertainties it may present. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 05, 2019 

Incentives for KK ratepayers

Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) will organise an “Assessment Rate Payment Campaign” between January 1 and March 3. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

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Jan 03, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Jan 03, 2019 @ 23:06

E-hailing drivers must follow rules, no waiting, random passenger pick-ups

Drivers in the e-hailing service business are prohibited from waiting or looking for passengers while plying their trade at all places including airports, the Road Transport Department (RTD) said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 03, 2019 @ 22:54

Age factor, disciplinary problems behind 25 Perlis imams' dismissal

The dismissal of 25 imams in Perlis was because of age factor and disciplinary problems, explains Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 03, 2019 @ 20:34

Rapid Ferry extend concession fare for all students

Rapid Ferry Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and operator of Penang Island Ferry, is extending its student concession card privilege to all students under the age of 21, including foreign students. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 03, 2019 @ 20:00

MAHB: We do not impose KLIA2 fee

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has clarified that it has never imposed the RM3 “KLIA2 fee” that AirAsia plans to stop collecting. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Jan 03, 2019 @ 19:57

MOA to study whether Melaka can be the nation's biggest egg producer

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Ministry (MOA) is studying the possibility of whether Melaka is eligible to be declared as the leading egg producer hub in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 03, 2019 @ 19:08

Loke: Need for final report before decision on ECRL project

The final report on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is paramount and must be thoroughly viewed before any decision can be made on going ahead with the project, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 18:45

Govt to formulate development plan for orang asli: DPM

The government is studying the need to create a comprehensive development plan for orang asli as an effort to bring progress to the pribumi community, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 17:23

Govt to seek a concrete solution to Cameron Highlands environment issue: DPM

The government did not apply finger-pointing approach to any quarters pertaining to the environmental and natural disaster issues that occur in Cameron Highlands, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 03, 2019 @ 17:20

Fuel tax profit? Finance minister says Pakatan paid RM4.1m subsidy last Nov

Lim Guan Eng today refuted claims that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government profited from a furtive tax on fuel prices at the pumps. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 03, 2019 @ 17:02

Fuel price mechanism to be revealed tomorrow - Saifuddin Nasution

The fuel price mechanism will be revealed tomorrow, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister (KPDNHEP) Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 03, 2019 @ 17:00

Pay no heed to PKR suspension claim, says Zuraida

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has dismissed the claim that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) will suspend the party for alleged fraud during the party polls last November. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRB Jan 03, 2019 @ 16:14

Kok: MRB shortchanged by RM800m when BN govt ordered Sg Buloh land sale

The previous government had short-changed and forced the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) to sell 2,800 acres of its land at Sg Buloh at below market price of RM1.5 billion in 2010, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 03, 2019 @ 16:00

So BN forced Putrajaya to sell land... to help EPF depositors? Najib asks Kok

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak questioned today minister Teresa Kok’s allegation that his administration had forced government agency Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) to sell land to state-owned agencies at an RM800 million loss. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 15:32

50 Kemas transit nurseries to be established this year

The Community Development Department (KEMAS) plans to set up 50 transit children nurseries nationwide this year, said its director-general Datuk Amiruddin Ariffin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 03, 2019 @ 15:13

Malaysia aims to venture into train manufacturing: Loke

Malaysia aims to venture into the train manufacturing industry with the support of China’s largest train manufacturer, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 03, 2019 @ 15:30

Local Government Ministry to study Japan’s model of smoking zones

Putrajaya will look at how Japan regulates smoking through designated smoking areas in public, minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 15:06

Loke: 'Railway Diplomacy' with China will boost Malaysia's rail industry

Malaysia could potentially be the main producer of railway equipment with stronger collaborations with China, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 15:00

Penang to build RM40m eco-deck by the sea

The Penang state government is planning to expand its bicycle lane by building a RM40 million eco deck that extends over the beach along Tanjung Bungah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:42

National Conference on Orang Asli to resolves long-standing issues

A National Conference on Orang Asli will be held on Jan 11 to discuss proactive suggestions to resolving many of the long-standing issues impacting the 200,000-strong Orang Asli community in Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:17

Dr M: I am not pro-Japan and anti-China, I am China's good friend

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been labelled "pro-Japan, anti-China" after several mega projects with China were either cancelled or reviewed when Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over as the ruling government. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 03, 2019 

New source of revenue

The Sarawak government has imposed the five per cent sales tax on petroleum products starting Jan 1. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: UEC Jan 03, 2019 @ 07:00

MCA and DAP voice concerns over Dr M’s UEC remarks

MCA and DAP have voiced strong concerns over Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks on the Unified Examination Certification (UEC) recognition. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 03, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Use of biome­tric facial recognition must be regulated’

The use of biome­tric facial recognition CCTVs for law enforcement must be regulated and not breach privacy laws, say legal criminal and constitutional experts.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 03, 2019 @ 07:00

No decision on fuel prices

The Cabinet has yet to decide on fuel prices. The weekly float system, which was supposed to start from Jan 1, has been put on hold as the government reviews it.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Jan 03, 2019 @ 00:30

Ramkarpal disagrees with Dr M, says criticism can still be deemed seditious

DAP national legal bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh today said that he disagrees with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s view that it is not seditious for the public to speak up against those who disregard the rule of law. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 03, 2019 

‘Sabah still unclear about its stance on smoking ban’

The Sabah government is still unclear about its stance on the recently introduced smoking ban, which may or may not be enforced in Sabah. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

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Jan 04, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 04, 2019 @ 23:30

Umno, PAS to protest ‘Finance Ministry’s meddling’ in Tabung Haji on Jan 18

Rivals-turned-ally Umno and PAS will again stage a rally on January 18, this time to protest the alleged “meddling” of the Ministry of Finance in Lembaga Tabung Haji’s affairs. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 22:48

Anwar: 'Port Dickson master plan' to tackle local problems

Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has drawn up the ‘Port Dickson Master Plan’, a comprehensive development programme to tackle various problems concerning the environment and locality in the Parliamentary constituency. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 04, 2019 @ 22:28

Melaka CM: Not true SRA teachers must join PH to save job

The Melaka government has never set a condition that civil servants, including Sekolah Rendah Agama Rakyat (SRA) teachers under the State Islamic Religious Department, should join any Pakatan Harapan (PH) political party to avoid service termination. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 22:05

Air Selangor completes takeover of four concessionaires

Air Selangor has completed the takeover of four concessionaires and will operate as the sole water supplier in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from April 1 this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 04, 2019 @ 21:53

Najib admits 'defaming' govt over fuel tax, says its 29.81 sen per litre, not 30 sen

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) took to Facebook to sarcastically admit to "defaming" the government for imposing a 30 sen fuel tax.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 04, 2019 @ 21:47

RM500 fine for first-time no-smoking offenders

A RM500 fine will be imposed on first-time offenders who flout the no-smoking rule at food premises. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 21:43

Govt urged to practice open tender in the acquisition of trains

The Railwaymen Union of Malaya (RUM) urged the Pakatan Harapan government to practice an open tender to reduce the dumping of the train sets from China as well as to look into the track record of the trains previously purchased from the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 04, 2019 @ 21:38

MOH: Students entering fully residential schools need not pay more for medical check-up

The Health Ministry (MOH) has rubbished allegations that students entering fully residential schools (SBP), Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) and Maktab Tentera Diraja (MTD) will have to pay extra for a medical check-up.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 04, 2019 @ 20:41

KPDNHEP to monitor biodegradable straw price

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will closely monitor the price of biodegradable straws in the run-up to the complete ban on the usage of plastic straws by Jan 1, 2020. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoYS Jan 04, 2019 @ 20:38

KBS to assist independent badminton players: Steven

The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) will cooperate with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to ensure the development of independent players who left the governing body would not be hampered. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 04, 2019 @ 20:36

Plan to seek JBPM’s help to airlift students to schools: Jakoa

The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) may consider using the services of the Air unit of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) to transport 151 Orang Asli students to their respective schools for the new school session, should attempt to send them on four-wheel drive vehicles fail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 04, 2019 @ 20:20

Dr Maszlee: Early school assistance for over three million students starting Friday (Jan 4)

The Education Ministry is providing Early School Assistance to more than three million schoolchildren from Year One up to Form 5, starting Friday (Jan 4). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 04, 2019 @ 20:00

Minister: Over 60pc of Mara college’s 2019 intake from B40 families

A total of 6,606 students have confirmed their acceptance into the Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) for the Form One intake, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:56

Police set up hotlines to combat gangsters extorting developers

The police have set up hotlines nationwide to combat gangsters who are targeting developers and construction sites for protection money.​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:51

MOF appoints CEO for MAHB

The Ministry of Finance has announced the appointment of Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin as Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad Group (MAHB) chief executive officer for three years, effective immediately. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:48

Fuel prices drop

The Finance Ministry has announced a reduction in the retail prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol, as well as diesel, to RM1.93 per litre, RM2.23 per litre, and RM2.04 per litre respectively from tomorrow until Jan 11. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:40

Johor reminder to aides of elected reps over ‘commissions’

The Johor government today reminded the aides of all elected representatives in the state not to misuse or manipulate federal and state government allocations by way of taking commissions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:29

M’sia, S’pore to discuss airspace, maritime dispute on Jan 8

The Malaysian and Singapore Foreign Ministers will meet in the island nation on Jan 8 to discuss issues arising between the two countries, including airspace and maritime boundaries. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:12

MAF to establish special forces operation command

The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) will establish a special forces operation command that combines elements of special forces from the Army, Navy and Air Force. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 04, 2019 @ 19:05

Government goes back to weekly managed float system to determine fuel prices

The government has decided to reinstate the Automatic Fuel Pricing mechanism to determine fuel prices on a weekly basis. |Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 18:00

Chief sec: Major reshuffle of ministry heads on Monday

There will be a mass reshuffle in government departments next Monday following their new appointments yesterday, according to Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 18:00

Penang council’s deficit budget due to Bukit Kukus paired road project, says CM

The Penang Island City Council’s (MBPP) accounts recorded a sizable deficit in 2017 as it had to spend about RM300 million on the Bukit Kukus paired road project, Chow Kon Yeow said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 04, 2019 @ 15:30

Fama's fruits stall scheme made RM110mil last year, to expand

The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) plans to set up 29 more fresh fruits stalls (GBBS) nationwide this year after existing stall raked in sales worth RM110mil in 2018. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: UEC Jan 04, 2019 @ 15:10

Dr M: UEC recognition must consider sensitivities of all

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the proposal for recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) has to take into account the sensitivities of all races and not just any specific group. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 04, 2019 @ 15:00

Anwar denies telling FT about internal ‘sabotage’ of PM dream

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today denied telling UK publication Financial Times (FT) that some in Pakatan Harapan (PH) wanted to “sabotage” his succession of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 13:59

The Agong has resumed duties

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V has returned to resume his duties as the supreme head of state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Jan 04, 2019 @ 13:49

Loke: All SPAD staff compensated, to be offered new jobs

All 961 former staff of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have been compensated a minimum of three months' wages, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 04, 2019 @ 13:17

PH picks Manogaran for Cameron Highlands by-election

Pakatan Harapan (PH) has named M. Manogaran as its candidate for the Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan26. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 04, 2019 @ 12:53

Joint trial for Najib, Arul Kanda over 1MDB audit tampering charge

Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1Malaysia Development Bhd CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy will be jointly tried for allegedly tampering an audit report on the state fund. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 04, 2019 @ 12:49

Baru Bian: Retreaded tyres cause over 10,000 road accidents annually

The Works Ministry is concerned that over 10,000 accidents that occur on highways in Malaysia each year are caused by retreaded tyres.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Jan 04, 2019 @ 09:32

Move to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to be studied - Lee Boon Chye

The Health Ministry will look into a proposal to reduce the nicotine rate in cigarettes as part of efforts to reduce addiction among smokers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 04, 2019 @ 07:30

Ahmad Maslan: Malaysian palm oil sales weak because of strained ties with China

Former deputy finance minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said that one of the reasons for the reduced price of Malaysian palm oil is the country's strained bilateral ties with China. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Address TAR UC’s grant issue, Wee tells Guan Eng

MCA has called on Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to address the important issues concerning TAR UC grants instead of dwelling on trivial matters. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRB Jan 04, 2019 @ 07:00

EPF: Arrangements were done on an arm’s length basis

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) says it has no knowledge of subsequent arrangements between the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) and Aset Tanah Nasional Bhd (ATNB) after it purchased land from ATNB in 2012. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 04, 2019 

21 mission schools want diesel supplied until year-end

Twenty-one mission schools in the rural area will need diesel from April to December this year to power their generator sets. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 04, 2019 @ 00:09

Claims of Azmin heading movement to leave PKR just rumours: Zuraida

Claims that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is heading a movement to leave the party are just hearsay, says party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 04, 2019 

Standing firm over Sarawak’s right

Sarawak has no plan to withdraw the five per cent sales tax imposed on petroleum products despite dissent from Putrajaya. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

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Jan 02, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 02, 2019 @ 23:40

Analysts speculate Azmin Ali could leave PKR

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali could leave the party if his reported rift with its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not healed soon, a socio-political analyst said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 02, 2019 @ 22:49

70 DAP, PKR members from Kampung Haji Baki quit parties to join SUPP

About 70 members of DAP and PKR from Kampung Haji Baki here have quit their respective parties to join Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP).​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 02, 2019 @ 20:27

Public complaints against law-breakers not seditious, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the public are free to lodge complaints against those who break the law, and maintains that these acts are in no way seditious. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 02, 2019 @ 20:16

Police's School Liaison Officers help to keep disciplinary problem at schools in PJ at bay

The strategic cooperation between the Education Ministry and police to curb disciplinary problems among schoolchildren has produced a positive outcome at 85 schools in the city. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Jan 02, 2019 @ 19:04

Employers told to heed Minimum Wages Order 2018

Employers are urged to abide by the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018, which is effective from yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 02, 2019 @ 18:34

Smoking ban: No penalties for now, just warnings, says Health Minister

The Health Ministry has given its assurance that it would not penalise anyone yet for failing to comply with the nationwide no-smoking ban in eateries, which came into force on Jan 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 02, 2019 @ 18:30

Designated smoking areas in the pipeline, says Health Minister

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad today assured the public that designated smoking areas will be provided in the future after a nationwide smoking ban in eateries kicked in yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 02, 2019 @ 17:58

Ministry supports community service proposal for vandals

The Housing and Local Government Ministry backs the proposal by senior vice-chairman of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, that vandals be subjected to fines and community service.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 02, 2019 @ 15:08

Dr M: Malaysia may resume ECRL project, but on smaller scale

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, which was suspended last July, could resume on a smaller scale if China agrees to the move, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was reported by Malaysian media as saying.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 02, 2019 @ 15:45

Penang island now safer with facial recognition cameras to combat crime

The first in the country facial recognition technology to combat crime is up and running to keep Penang island safer than ever. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Seafield | Jan 02, 2019 @ 14:00

Decision on Waytha Moorthy after Adib’s inquest, says PM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will only decide whether or not to keep P. Waytha Moorthy in his Cabinet after receiving the full findings from the inquest on firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 02, 2019 @ 11:55

Petrol dealers meet Mahathir over fuel price float

Five representatives of the Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) today met Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on their concern over the proposed weekly float of fuel prices. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 02, 2019 @ 07:00

Lim: RON95 to be capped at RM2.20

The weekly fuel price float will see RON95 petrol capped at a certain price even if the market price goes up, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Jan 01, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 01, 2019 @ 19:27

Malaysia needs 3 years to restore fiscal health: Guan Eng

Malaysia will require three years to restore its fiscal health and take its position as “the most promising emerging economy” to achieve high-income status, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 01, 2019 @ 19:22

Guan Eng: Scrapping motorcycle toll first step to fulfil GE14 pledge

The abolition of motorcycle toll charges at three locations is the first step in the government’s efforts to scrap toll collection completely as promised by Pakatan Harapan (PH) before the 14th General Election (GE14). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoT Jan 01, 2019 @ 19:05

PAC to summon ex-Transport Minister on VEP system

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will summon former Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai over the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system between Johor and Singapore. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 01, 2019 @ 17:38

Putrajaya to become esports hub by mid-2019

Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) aims to make the township a hub for esports for the youth by the middle of this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price | Jan 01, 2019 @ 17:30

Guan Eng: Weekly fuel price float to start within the first week of 2019

The weekly fuel price float will be implemented within the first week of this year, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 01, 2019 @ 13:34

We will see them in court, Dzulkefly says of ban challenge

The Health Ministry is firm on its implementation of a smoking ban at eateries and will face the seven individuals who are seeking a judicial review on the ban in court, its minister said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 01, 2019 @ 12:48

MOE sets up help desk for schooling info

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has set up a help desk at the State Education Department (NRD) to assist parents who need clarifications or information regarding the 2019 schooling session. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 01, 2019 @ 11:29

Jho Low: US court granted DOJ motion to dismiss forfeiture of Equanimity

A United States court has granted the US Department of Justice (DOJ) the motion to dismiss its forfeiture action against the superyacht Equanimity, according to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho's lawyers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 01, 2019 @ 11:00

Singapore confirms eliminating bike toll at Second Link

Singapore’s Transport Ministry said it will follow Malaysia in abolishing tolls on motorcycles on the Second Link between the two countries. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 01, 2019 @ 10:32

No more bridge tolls for motorcyclists in Penang

Effective today, motorcyclists in Penang will enjoy a toll-free ride on both the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu | Jan 01, 2019 @ 10:30

Cabinet to examine PPBM VP’s demand for government jobs

The federal Cabinet will scrutinise PPBM vice-president Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman’s call for the government to provide contracts to his party’s division leaders, according to two unnamed ministers. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | SST Jan 01, 2019 @ 09:39

Four more types of services to be covered under SST

The scope of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be expanded to cover four new types of services effective March 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 01, 2019 @ 09:39

Anwar-Azmin spat: Wan Azizah enters fray, tells PKR members to 'keep cool'

‘Keep cool, keep cool.’ This is the request, or perhaps advice, of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to PKR members on the public disagreement between party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over the recent appointments of PKR Central Leadership Council members. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 01, 2019 @ 09:39 @ 00:52

Let's achieve developed nation status together, PM tells Malaysians

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the New Year will bring Malaysians together to ensure the country can achieve a developed nation status by 2025.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 01, 2019 

RM7 billion from tourism spending

The ‘Visit Sarawak’ campaign is expected to rake in RM7 billion from tourism spending, as well as contribute seven per cent to Sarawak’s GDP, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​