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ANM in the News Archive January 01 - 05,  2020

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January 05, 2020

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 052020 @ 20:00

Bersatu youth leader hits out at MP for remarks on transition of power

A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth leader has hit out at Johor Baru member of parliament Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir over the planned power transition of the eighth prime minister.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Govt: MoF Jan 05, 2020 @ 19:00

IRB, Customs Dept begin meet-the-client programme next week

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) and Royal Malaysian Customs Department will begin their ‘meet the clients’ programme, organised by the Finance Ministry, next week in Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 052020 @ 18:00

PH Presidential Council will discuss power transition date, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is optimistic that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council will discuss the date of the transfer of power from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to him.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Kimanis by-election Jan 05, 2020 @ 18:00

RM500k allocation ends long wait to refurbish fishermen’s landing jetties in Kimanis

More than 500 fishermen in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency who have been struggling to make a living due to dilapidated fish landing jetties and fishermen’s sheds, can now heave a sigh of relief as the problem will be solved soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt Jan 05, 2020 @ 18:00

Having enough money for food and shelter now a major issue: Chin Tong

Most Malaysians describe the current economic woes as a “cost of living” problem.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 05, 2020 @ 18:00

Employers call for deferment of new minimum wage

Employers want a moratorium on the implementation of the new minimum wage in major towns.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Smoking ban Jan 05, 2020 @ 16:00

Designated smoking areas not allowed in eateries

Food premises are not allowed to provide designated smoking areas within the business operations area.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 052020 @ 15:00

Guan Eng: Govt confident economy will improve this yea

The government is confident that the economic situation will improve this year coupled with increased allocation for government spending, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 05, 2020

RM300 airfare subsidy for Sarawak IPT students still ongoing, says Fazzruddin

The ‘Graduan Pulang Sarawak’ initiative subsidy scheme (iGPS) for Sarawak students studying in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan institutions of higher learning (IPT) is still ongoing, said Tupong Assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 052020 @ 14:00

Anwar: New education minister will be picked based on PH spirit and manifesto

The selection of the new education minister will be undertaken based on the the spirit and manifesto of Pakatan Harapan (PH) says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Jan 05, 2020 @ 13:00

Govt to implement five day-week Kafa classes pilot project: Fuziah

The government will implement pilot project for Quran and Fardu Ain (Kafa) classes to be held for five days a week compared to current practice of just three days.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 05, 2020 @ 13:00

Shrimp in Malaysia safe for consumption, says Deputy Minister

The Government assures consumers that prawns sold locally are safe for consumption after a recent news report about antibiotic use in shrimp farms in Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 05, 2020 @ 12:00

Maszlee forced to quit as education minister? Water minister zips lips, leaves it to PM’s wisdom

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar today declined to comment on a purported letter that claimed Maszlee Malik’s abrupt resignation as education minister last week was coerced rather than voluntary.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Jan 05, 2020 @ 12:00

Minister says will talk to Negri Sembilan after state U-turns on water tariff hike

The federal government wants another discussion with Negri Sembilan on its water plans after the state government said it will maintain current tariffs instead of raising them as agreed in principle last year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 05, 2020 @ 11:00

Warisan candidate wants Petronas to build refinery in Kimanis to help create job opportunities

Parti Warisan Sabah candidate for the Kimanis by-election, Datuk Karim Bujang, hopes discussions can be held with oil and gas company Petronas to build a processing plant in Kimanis instead of sending raw materials to Bintulu, Sarawak, for processing.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 05, 2020

Eight more fire and rescue stations for Sabah – Zuraida

The government is planing to set up eight more fire and rescue stations throughout Sabah, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 05, 2020

RM3 mln to upgrade basic facilities in 10 villages

The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) has provided an allocation of RM3 million to upgrade the basic infrastructure facilities in 10 villages throughout Sabah this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 04, 2020

New Malaysia Govt: MESTECC Jan 04, 2020 @ 21:00

Mestecc: 40 achievements unlocked in 18 months

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) has unlocked 40 achievements in its three key sectors, namely energy, science and technology, as well as environment, over the past 18 months.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 19:00

Maszlee says resignation blessing in disguise

Simpang Renggam member of parliament Dr Maszlee Malik has described his resignation as education minister two days ago as a blessing in disguise.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 04, 2020 @ 19:00

Ministry supports women riders participating in motorcycle taxi industry

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry supports the participation of women riders in providing motorcycle taxi services such as Dego Ride.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020 @ 19:00

Pakatan committed to a Warisan victory in Kimanis, says Dr Wan Azizah

The Election Commission (EC) is targeting a 70 per cent voter turnout for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives Jan 04, 2020 @ 19:00

MBPP upgrades 528 CCTV with video analytics

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is committed to ensuring Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) candidate, Datuk Karim Bujang wins the Kimanis parliamentary by-election on January 18.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 18:00

Up to PM to decide Maszlee’s successor: Wan Azizah

Leave it to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) to decide who will replace Dr Maszlee Malik as the next Education Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 17:00

I have no hard feelings towards Dr M, says Maszlee

Former Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik says that he harbours no ill feelings against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite being advised to "return" his Cabinet post.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 17:00

Sarawak CM wants next education minister to be strong on science, maths, English

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today hoped that the next education minister would come up with a clear policy on the teaching of mathematics, science and English rather than arguing over petty issues like Jawi lesson in schools.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 04, 2020 @ 16:00

Negri Sembilan maintains water tariff, no icrease for next five years: MB

There is no increase in the state’s water tariff this year, as promised by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in its election manifesto, and the rate will remain for the next five years, said Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 15:00

Guan Eng: PH should meet to discuss Maszlee's replacement

Pakatan Harapan (PH) should meet to discuss who will succeed Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, who resigned two days ago, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Govt Jan 04, 2020 @ 15:00

Mestecc to give extra attention on restructuring DoE

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) will give extra attention on the restructuring of the Department of Environment (DoE) to strengthen its organisational structure, streamline its enforcement operations and enhance the integrity of its personnel.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020 @ 15:00

Sabah Bersih: Unethical to announce projects ahead of Kimanis polls

It is unethical for the Sabah government to announce projects and assistance ahead of the Kimanis by-election, says electoral watchdog Sabah Bersih 2.0.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 04, 2020 @ 15:00

National disaster agency sends top official to coordinate Sarawak flood relief efforts

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) has sent its top official to help out in relief coordination exercise for victims hit by landslides and floods in Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020 @ 14:00

By-election will be a 'gentlemen's fight', say Kimanis candidates

The Kimanis parliamentary by-election will see a "gentlemen's fight" between the two candidates who were former party comrades.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 13:00

'People deserve explanation on Maszlee's resignation'

The people should be given an explanation on the reason behind Dr Maszlee Malik’s resignation as Education Minister, said Deputy Pas youth chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020 @ 13:00

EC targets 70pc voter turnout for Kimanis by-election

The Election Commission (EC) is targeting a 70 per cent voter turnout for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Petrol Subsidy Programme Jan 04, 2020 @ 12:00

Postponement of PSP generates mixed reaction from economists

The decision by the government to postpone the implementation of the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) this month has elicited mixed reaction from economists.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020 @ 11:00

Warisan, BN straight fight in Kimanis by-election

The Kimanis parliamentary by-election in Sabah is a straight fight between Datuk Karim Bujang of Parti Warisan Sabah and Datuk Mohamad Alamin of Barisan Nasional (BN).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Proposition Jan 04, 2020 @ 09:00

New education minister not necessarily a politician: Education advocate

The individual who will assume the role of the next education minister does not necessarily have to be a politician, said Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (Page) chairman, Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020 @ 08:00

Tight race for Warisan, BN candidates in Kimanis

As nominations open for the Kimanis by-election today, it is the homegrown candidates for the two main parties who are likely to face a tight race to win the people’s mandate.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 04, 2020 @ 07:00

Analysts: Anwar should keep eyes on the prize, ignore vacant education minister post

Some might assume a vacant ministerial post in the government should set off Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s alarms bells as an opportunity to be included in the Cabinet, but several experts suggest the prime minister-in-waiting should wait a little longer.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 07:00

Right candidate for education minister? Analysts prefer Tok Pa than Marzuki despite history in Umno

As attention now shifts towards potential candidates for the post of the education minister, pundits believe former Umno-man Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed is the man for the job despite his political baggage.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 07:00

Uphold autonomy of student unions, say IIUM students

Whoever takes over as Education Minister must guarantee the existing academic freedom and autonomy of student unions in universities, says the International Islamic University of Malaysia Student Union (IIUMSU).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 07:00

Mixed reactions to breaking up ministry

Following Dr Maszlee Malik’s resignation as Education Minister, there is speculation that the ministry could be split into two again.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 04, 2020 @ 07:00

‘Post to stay with Bersatu’

The new Education Minister will be from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), according to sources.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 04, 2020

Liew: RM152 mln for repair of soldiers’ quarters this year

The Ministry of Defence has been allocated RM152 million to repair and maintain the living quarters for families of army personnel this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 04, 2020

Kimanis to have Bird’s Nest Industrial Park

Despite electricity disruptions, more than 500 local residents thronged Dewan Dato’ Shah Bandar Salleh in Kampung Binsulok yesterday afternoon, eager to hear the Sabah State Government’s economic plans.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 04, 2020

CM launches Sandakan airport expansion project

The Sandakan Airport expansion project which was launched by Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal here yesterday, will be a start to more expansion projects in Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) and Tawau Airport with the assistance of the Federal Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 03, 2020

New Malaysia MARA Jan 03, 2020 @ 22:00

Rina denies claims of staff cut within Mara

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun has dismissed claims that Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), which recently rolled out its new business plan, was trimming the number of staff within the agency.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 22:00

PSM’s Arutchelvan praises Maszlee for a job well done as education minister

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member S. Arutchelvan said former education minister Maszlee Malik was the first minister who actually looked into fundamental issues plaguing the country’s education system.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Jan 03, 2020 @ 21:00

Rationalisation of overseas missions among Wisma Putra’s plan for 2020

Wisma Putra today announced its 12-point plan to be achieved this year, including a rationalisation of Malaysian missions and agencies overseas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Jan 03, 2020 @ 20:00

Salahuddin: RM19m for construction of 300 fishermen’s homes in Kota Belud

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry has allocated RM19 million for the construction of 300 homes for fishermen in Kota Belud, Sabah, announced minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 19:00

Eight minutes added to Subuh prayer time in Negri Sembilan

There will be an addition of eight minutes to Subuh (dawn) prayer times in Negri Sembilan, beginning Monday Jan 6.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 03, 2020 @ 18:00

Najib: Kimanis never progressed because Pakatan govt failed to focus on Pan Borneo Highway

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today claimed that Kimanis has not seen progress under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government due to the incompletion of the Pan Borneo Highway.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 03, 2020 @ 17:00

No ‘May 2020’ deadline for PM to step down, says Saifuddin Abdullah

Pakatan Harapan (PH) chief secretary Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today reiterated that there is no “May 2020” deadline for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down as prime minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 17:00

MAAC describes Maszlee’s resignation as premature

The Malaysian Academic Association Congress (MAAC) has described the resignation of Maszlee Malik (pix) as Education Minister as premature.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 17:00

KPKT approves RM17.8m allocation for Penang maintenance projects

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has approved an allocation of RM17.8 million to the state government for the implementation of 45 housing maintenance projects (PPP) and the housing maintenance fund (TPPM), said Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 17:00

It's just speculation, says Saifuddin of talk he could replace Maszlee

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today rubbished talk that he was among those being considered for the post of education minister following the resignation of Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoHR Jan 03, 2020 @ 17:00

Social security scheme for self-employed expanded to 19 new sectors

Online entrepreneurs and food and goods deliverers and transporters are now among those who are able to be insured by the Social Security Organisation (Socso), following the expansion of its Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SKSPS).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 17:00

Provide after-school care if necessary, kindergarten operators told

It is necessary for nurseries and kindergartens registered in Sarawak to provide after-school care service if there is a request from parents.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC Jan 03, 2020 @ 16:00

Minister: Malaysia set to maximise green industry, renewable energy potential in 2020

Malaysia is set to maximize the potential of its green industry and renewable energy sector in 2020 to attain its objective of becoming South-east Asia’s green technology hub in the near future.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 16:00

Penang goes cashless with TNG eWallet

TNG Digital Sdn Bhd is looking at increasing its Touch ‘n Go eWallet merchant base by three-fold in Penang to help make the state the first officially cashless city in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 16:00

Sarawak 'regrets' Unimas chairman appointment, says not consulted by Federal govt

The Sarawak government is seeking clarification from the Federal Government on why it was not consulted over the appointment of Tan Sri Dr Kamal Mat Salih as Universiti Malaysia Sarawak's (Unimas) fourth chairman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 16:00

Negri Sembilan govt offers RM10,000 reward for info on illegal waste dumping

The Negri Sembilan government is offering a RM10,000 reward for information which results in the arrest of anyone involved in illegal dumping of chemical waste, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Jan 03, 2020 @ 15:00

Dep Defence Minister: More emphasis on refurbishing military housing in east Malaysia this year

A total of 6,000 units of dilapidated Rumah Keluarga Angkatan Tentera (RKAT) nationwide will be refurbished, with more emphasis on those in Sabah and Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

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January 03, 2020

New Malaysia | Illegal immigrants Jan 03, 2020 @ 13:00

Operation big-sweep: Over 400 illegal immigrants, four employers arrested nationwide so far

A total of 474 illegal immigrants and four employers have been detained so far in the big-sweep on illegals nationwide, says Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Jan 03, 2020 @ 13:00

Pneumococcal vaccination programme to begin in June, says Dr Lee

The Health Ministry’s pneumococcal vaccination programme will begin in June, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism Jan 03, 2020 @ 13:00

Minister downplays fear over visa waivers, confident won’t contribute to illegal immigration

The decision to allow visa-free entry for visitors from China and India is not likely to contribute to the incidence of overstaying involving both groups, Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 03, 2020 @ 13:00

PBS sits out Kimanis but likely to back BN

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will not contest in the Kimanis by-election and will “most likely” throw its support behind the Barisan Nasional (BN) Umno candidate.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 03, 2020 @ 12:00

PH must clearly commit to May 2020 power transition, says Nik Nazmi in New Year message

The Pakatan Harapan presidential council must clearly commit to a May 2020 transition from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the Eighth Prime Minister, says Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags Jan 03, 2020 @ 13:00

How BN might have won GE14 had Cambridge Analytica stayed alive

On May 9, 2018, millions of Malaysians went to the ballot boxes and, for the first time in six decades, the country had a change of government as Barisan Nasional (BN) was handed a shocking loss.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: VEP Jan 03, 2020 @ 12:00

Vehicle entry permit on hold as many S'porean vehicles still without RFID

The vehicle entry permit (VEP) on all outbound traffic at Johor's Sultan Iskandar Building (BSI) and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB) continues to be deferred because a high number of Singapore-registered vehicles have yet to install the radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 12:00

'We've lost a friend in the cabinet'

Education Minister resignation of Dr Maszlee Malik as education minister is regarded as a loss by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia as it has left a significant void in the cabinet.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Viewpoints Jan 03, 2020 @ 11:00

MTEM urges rethink of 'unreasonable' proposal to close Mara Corp

Majlis Amanah Rakyat’s (Mara) proposal to cease the operations of its corporate arm, Mara Corporation (Mara Corp), has been described as an act of betrayal to the Bumiputera empowerment agenda.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 12:00

Petition for Maszlee to be reinstated as Education Minister gets 300,000 signatures

Calls for Maszlee Malik to be reinstated as the Education Minister are growing on social media, with a petition in support of him already attracting hundreds of thousands of signatures.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Jawi Controversy Jan 03, 2020 @ 11:00

‘Jawi in schools only with parents, PTA approval’

Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said Jawi will not be introduced to Year 4 pupils in vernacular schools without the approval of both parents and parent-teacher associations (PTA).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 10:00

Only Malay-Muslim can be Malaysia’s education minister, insists PAS MP

The next education minister must be Malay and Muslim, according to PAS MP Ahmad Amzad Hashim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 03, 2020 @ 10:00

Time to review housing legislation

The Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (Act 118) is outdated and has to be amended to meet the demands of the people and resolve their housing woes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 10:00

Maszlee first minister to resign since GE14

The resignation of Dr Maszlee Malik as education minister yesterday marked the first departure of a member of cabinet in the Pakatan Harapan administration since the 14th General Election in 2018.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Jan 03, 2020 @ 10:00

MOA to expedite aid to drought-hit padi farmers in Perlis, Kedah

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) will be speeding up assistance to help padi farmers in Perlis and Kedah following the early onset of drought in the two states.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 09:00

RM2m allocated for 61 projects in Port Dickson last year: Anwar

A total of RM2 million was allocated for the development of 61 people-friendly projects in Port Dickson last year, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Jan 03, 2020 @ 09:00

Subject package system to help students pursue their ambitions

To pursue her ambition of becoming an accountant, Form 4 student Eliya Zaherra Noor Azam chose arts and humanities, despite being offered the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) stream.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 08:00

Education associations hope Maszlee’s replacement will continue his legacy

Education-related associations hope the new Education Minister will be able to continue the legacy of Dr Maszlee Malik and work towards improving the country’s education sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

Tok Pa, Marzuki tipped for education minister, say sources after Maszlee’s exit

Former Umno minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed is said to be Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s favourite among possible candidates to fill the now vacant education minister post, sources have told Malay Mail.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

Paying a heavy price for the endless blunders

Dr Maszlee Malik was not listening hard enough to his boss. In fact, he chose to ignore comments made by the Prime Minister about how the schools ought to be run and did it his way. Thus the fiascos.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

Over RM170,000 worth of fines issued

Assessment and quit rent rates in Seremban will not be raised despite attaining city status on Jan 1.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

No hike in Seremban land tax rates

A total of 708 summonses, amounting to RM170,200, were issued to smokers, including children, and food premises owners, after the no-smoking law in eateries came into full force on New Year’s Day.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

‘Resignation could be move to restore govt’s image’

Political analysts believe that Dr Maszlee Malik’s resignation as Education Minister signals the intention of Pakatan Harapan to regain the confidence of the people, with some speculating that a Cabinet reshuffle is imminent.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

It was a bumpy road from the get-go

When Simpang Renggam MP Dr Maszlee Malik took the oath as Education Minister on May 21,2018, he knew he had big shoes to fill. His political mentor – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – who he often quotes in speeches, had wanted to take on the portfolio but later let go of it as the Pakatan Harapan manifesto had stated that the Prime Minister should not hold any other ministerial posts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

A few ministers may be dropped following Maszlee’s resignation

Ministers deemed to be “under performers” are at risk of being dropped after the Cabinet saw its first resignation at the start of the new year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 03, 2020 @ 07:00

Doctors can get their APC online now

Doctors will now be able to apply for their Annual Practising Certificate (APC) online through a system called Medical Register Information and Technical System (MeRITS).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 03, 2020

Smoking ban compliance nationwide ‘very high’, says deputy health minister

Compliance to the smoking ban at all eateries nationwide has been described as “very high” by Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 03, 2020

Ex-rep is BN candidate in Kimanis by-election

Barisan Nasional (BN) will be fielding former Bongawan assemblyman Datuk Mohamad Alamin for the Kimanis by-election scheduled to be held on January 28.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 03, 2020

34 childcare centres to be set up at workplaces by year-end

A total of 34 childcare centres will be set up at both federal and state agencies offices by the end of the year, said Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 03, 2020 @ 00:00

Scant regard for smoking ban at eateries, lament Health Ministry officials

Despite being warned repeatedly, with education enforcement for 12 months since January 1, 2019, many smokers are still violating the smoking ban at eateries.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Kimanis by-election Jan 03, 2020 @ 00:00

Kimanis by-election: I will give good fight, says Warisan candidate

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) candidate Datuk Karim Bujang is confident of winning the Kimanis parliamentary by-election, based on sentiments on the ground.|Read more >|NST

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January 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 23:00

Khairy wishes Maszlee well, says there are other ministers that deserve to go

Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said there are other ministers who should go rather than Maszlee Malik who resigned as education minister today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Jan 02, 2020 @ 22:00

One million houses in 10 years is achievable - Zuraida

The government is on track to achieve the one million affordable housing units within 10 years for the B40 by 2028 promise as outlined in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 02, 2020 @ 22:00

Kelantan receives one-off aid allocation of RM400m from Federal Govt

Kelantan received a one-off allocation for assistance amounting to RM400 million from the Federal Government on Dec 25.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 21:00

Source: Maszlee was ‘advised’ by Bersatu to quit as education minister

Maszlee Malik had received a letter from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia “advising” him to vacate the education minister post, purportedly following several complaints and controversy, a source within the party has confirmed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 21:00

Hours after quitting, over 100,000 petition for Dr M to keep Maszlee as education minister

An online petition has been launched urging Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to reinstate Maszlee Malik as education minister, with over 100,000 signatures in support of the call.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 19:00

Maszlee resigns: A list of the Education Ministry’s notable achievements on his watch

Maszlee Malik has repeatedly joked that his ministry’s biggest accomplishment may be introducing black shoes as part of public school uniforms from today, but the outgoing education minister have achieved much more than that.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 02, 2020 @ 19:00

Dong Zong, Tamil NGOs meet with Education DG over Jawi issue

Educationists Dong Zong, Jiao Zong and several other Chinese and Tamil non-government organisations have met with Education Ministry deputy director-general Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim over the Jawi calligraphy issue.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 17:00

Maszlee’s deputy declines to answer questions on her status

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching was quick to depart the ministry’s lobby following Dr Maszlee Malik announced his resignation as education minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 02, 2020 @ 17:00

MACC sets up operations room for Kimanis by-election

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today has opened an operations room to enable the public to share information or make complaints on any corrupt activity or abuse of power during the Kimanis parliamentary by-election process.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 02, 2020 @ 17:00

Chief minister: Sarawak Forestry Dept, Sarawak Forestry Corp restructured to strengthen industry

The Sarawak government today announced the restructuring of the Sarawak Forestry Department and Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) in an effort to strengthen the state forestry industry.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 17:00

Mahathir confirms Maszlee has resigned as education minister

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has confirmed that Dr Maszlee Malik has resigned as Education Minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Maszlee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 17:00

Maszlee says ‘returning’ education minister post to Dr M following PM’s advice

Maszlee Malik has confirmed today that he will be resigning as the education minister effective tomorrow, making him the first from the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Cabinet to go since the 14th general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 02, 2020 @ 17:00

Maszlee announces resignation after advice from Mahathir

Following months of pressure from various quarters, Maszlee Malik has resigned from his position as education minister effective tomorrow (Jan 3).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 02, 2020 @ 16:00

Sarawak has bigger things to worry about than Jawi, says CM

Sarawak does not want to get involved in the “petty issue” of the teaching of Jawi in schools, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 02, 2020 @ 16:00

Seeking dialogue on jawi, vernacular education groups hand memo to ministry

A coalition of Chinese and Indian education and cultural organisations called upon the Education Ministry to hold talks with them over the issue of implementing jawi lessons in vernacular schools.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 02, 2020 @ 15:00

Directive to wear songkok also applies to 7 joint departments in Kelantan

The directive to wear songkok every Thursday doesn’t just apply to male civil servants at state government departments and agencies, but also to seven joint departments.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik controversy Jan 02, 2020 @ 14:00

Klang MP slams Maszlee over handling of Zakir Naik exam question

Klang MP Charles Santiago has slammed Education Minister Maszlee Malik over his handling of the recent controversy surrounding Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) for promoting Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik in an exam question.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 02, 2020 @ 14:00

Sabah is first state to have MACC officers in CM's dept

Sabah has become the first state in Malaysia to have two senior anti-graft officers placed in the Chief Minister’s Department.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Jan 02, 2020 @ 13:00

MCA: Cut allowances of ministers, GLC bosses, not civil servants

The proposal to stop the critical service incentive allowance (BIPK) will demoralise the civil servants who are affected, says the MCA.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Propositions Jan 02, 2020 @ 13:00

'Okinawa village shop' system could help B40 Malaysians, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again set his eyes on one of the Far East countries in finding a solution to overcome the cost of living issue among the Bottom 40 (B40) group.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoE Jan 02, 2020 @ 13:00

Various new programmes for special needs students this year

A total of 421 Integrated Special Education Programmes (PPKI) will be implemented this year for the benefit of 7,600 special needs students (MBK), said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandals: B Moktar Jan 022020 @ 12:00

Umno MP Bung Moktar, wife’s joint trial for Felcra bribes, abetment begins

The joint corruption trial of Umno’s Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and his actress wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette A. Samad kicked off in the Sessions Court today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 022020 @ 10:00

Cops to call in Muslim student group soon for unsanctioned anti-Dong Zong rally

The Malaysian Muslim Students Coalition (Gamis) which organised a street march against Dong Zong in the city here yesterday can expect to be questioned by the police soon.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandals: Wang Kelian Jan 02, 2020 @ 08:00

Make Wang Kelian RCI report public

Human rights groups and lawyers are urging the government to make public the findings from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the Wang Kelian human trafficking camps and mass graves in 2015.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 02, 2020 @ 08:00

Distribution of power to be acid test for Umno-PAS cooperation

THE Umno-PAS pact formalised last September to counter Pakatan Harapan (PH) saw the two parties winning a series of by-elections, which seems to be a harbinger for change in the next general election.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 02, 2020 @ 08:00

Many still refuse to abide by smoking ban at eateries

There are still people who refuse to abide by the smoking ban at all eateries on the first day of full enforcement of ruling across the country yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 02, 2020 @ 07:00

Smoking ban a go, but straw ban not taking off

While many eatery owners are taking the smoking ban seriously, adherence to the plastic straw ban is still lacking in many food outlets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 02, 2020 @ 07:00

E-wallets to carve up more market

The year 2020 and beyond will see the continued rise in popularity of e-wallets which stole the financial technology limelight in 2019.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 02, 2020 @ 07:00

Raising the game on many fronts

With the dawn of a new decade comes a digital tax on foreign services that’s meant to level the playing field between overseas and local companies, and bring additional revenue to the government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 02, 2020

Smoking ban: No enforcement observed so far, some still lighting up at eateries

With the full enforcement of the smoking ban starting today, coffeeshops here are not taking any chances and will abide by the regulation, or at least do their part as not to be penalised, but it is up to smoking customers to comply.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 01, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 01, 2020 @ 22:00

Sarawak Baitulmal Fund allocates RM80m for asnaf in 2020

The Sarawak Baitulmal Fund (TBS) has allocated RM80 million to assist asnaf or tithe recipients in the state this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Jan 01, 2020 @ 21:00

Let’s create social media platform premised on facts, verified info: Gobind

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has called on the people to create a social media platform that is premised on facts and verified information in 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 01, 2020 @ 21:00

165,040 illegals repatriated under B4G programme, says Immigration D-G

About 165,040 illegal immigrants out of the 195,471 registered under the Back For Good (B4G) amnesty exercise which ended yesterday, have been deported to their respective countries.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 01, 2020 @ 19:00

Traders closing at midnight will enjoy one-year licence payment exemption

Food outlet, stall and restaurant operators in the state who comply with the state government’s recommendation to limit their operation to 12 midnight will be exempted from business license payment for one year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 01, 2020 @ 18:00

Infrastructure projects to keep Penang govt busy in 2020

The state government is expected to be busy throughout the year as its infrastructure projects take shape.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Smoking ban Jan 01, 2020 @ 18:00

Pahang State Government supports smoking ban

The opposition-led Pahang government has given its commitment to uphold and support the new federal ruling on no-smoking despite protest by eateries in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 01, 2020 @ 17:00

Tourism Ministry seeks to relax VOA

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is set to discuss visa-on-arrival (VOA) requirements with the Home Ministry in a bid to boost the number of international tourists during Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 01, 2020 @ 17:00

Hundreds of Muslim students gather to demand the banning of Dong Zong

About 300 Muslim students ushered in the new year yesterday by taking it to the streets to demand for Chinese education group Dong Zong to be banned over the recent Jawi furore.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 01, 2020 @ 17:00

Govt concerned floating petrol prices might impact cost of living: Guan Eng

The government decided to defer the implementation of the targeted Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) out of concern that floating petrol prices might impact the people’s cost of living, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 012020 @ 15:00

Despite police warning, Muslim students group proceed with anti-Dong Zong rally

Over 300 Muslim students gathered in a peaceful protest here today to simultaneously rally public support for jawi and demand the government ban Chinese educationist group Dong Zong for opposing plans to teach the script.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 01, 2020 @ 15:00

No, MACC did not raid my home, says mayor

Tales that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had raided his home were just rumours and were not true, says Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 012020 @ 15:00

Ahead of anti-Dong Zong rally, PAS tells Suhakam to recognise ‘real’ extremist

PAS today accused the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) of double standards and aping “the West” in the fight against extremism.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 01, 2020 @ 15:00

No, MACC did not raid my home, says mayor

Tales that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had raided his home were just rumours and were not true, says Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 012020 @ 15:00

Ahead of anti-Dong Zong rally, PAS tells Suhakam to recognise ‘real’ extremist

PAS today accused the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) of double standards and aping “the West” in the fight against extremism.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies: E-hailing Jan 01, 2020 @ 14:00

Dego Ride returns to Malaysian streets

After being banned from operating due to safety concerns by the previous Barisan Nasional administration four years ago, the Dego Ride motorcycle taxi service has returned to Malaysian streets.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 01, 2020 @ 13:00

Sabah Umno’s Mohamad Alamin named the BN candidate

Sabah Umno has announced former Bongawan assemblyman Datuk Mohamad Alamin as the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election, confirming earlier predictions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Smoking ban Jan 012020 @ 12:00

5,000 officers to ensure none flouts smoking ban

A total of 5,000 personnel have been deployed by the Health Ministry nationwide to implement the no-smoking ban, which came into force at midnight yesterday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 012020 @ 11:00

How will halt of Dong Zong's Jawi congress affect Pakatan?

The recent cancellation of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong's conference on the teaching of Jawi script in vernacular schools illustrated the ruling Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) dilemma with thorny communal politics, analysts have said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Jan 01, 2020 @ 11:00

MCMC identifies pioneer spectrum bands for 5G rollout

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has identified certain spectrum bands as pioneer spectrum bands for the rollout of 5G technology.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 012020 @ 11:00

Perlis Education Dept starts polling vernacular school parents on Jawi introduction

The Perlis state education department has issued a written survey to parents of Primary Four students in vernacular schools for their views on the teaching of the Jawi script module in the Bahasa Melayu subject, a report has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Highway Toll Reduction Jan 012020 @ 09:00

Toll rate for private vehicles at second Penang Bridge reduced

The toll rate for private cars at the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge (JSAHMS) has been reduced from RM8.50 to RM7.00, bringing it in line with the rate charged at Penang Bridge.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 012020

Ministry hopes to see many youths take up farming in 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development aims to encourage as many youths to take up farming as a career in 2020, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who also holds this ministerial portfolio.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 01, 2020 @ 07:00

Ministry eyes health financing system revamp

Malaysia is expected to see a revamped health financing system if the Cabinet approves the healthcare reform proposal by the Health Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Jan 012020 @ 07:00

Xavier: Protecting Malayan tigers among top priorities

Entering the new year, efforts to protect the endangered Malayan tigers will be among the top priorities of the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 012020

RTPs improve road access for Kakus longhouses

Three Rural Transformation Projects (RTP) costing about RM356,000 have been completed to provide better road accessibility to residents of three longhouses in Kakus state constituency.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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