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Jan 10, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 10, 2019 @ 18:53

Govt working out details for sex education in schools

The Education Ministry and the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will be in talks to moot sex education in schools to combat involvement of students in sexual habits. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 10, 2019 @ 20:26

MEF urges govt to prevent further abuse in HRDF

Following revelations that more than RM100 million under the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) had been misused to buy property, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) urged the government to ensure the fund stick to its role — to catalyse the development of competent local workforce. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 19:30

‘No’ to PPBM entering Sabah to enable focus on governing state well, says chief minister

Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the decision made not to allow Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to spread its wings to the state was to enable the Sabah government to focus on administering the state well. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MACCJan 10, 2019 @ 18:37

MACC Act to have provision to show real beneficiary owners in companies

The government is to propose the inclusion of a provision in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act to show the real beneficiary owners in companies, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 18:34

Money-lending companies to undergo rebranding

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is to rebrand money-lending companies to remove the public negative perception that they are unlicensed money-lending syndicates or ‘Ah Long’.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 18:02

Reshuffling of ministry secs-gen done after thorough evaluation, says Dr M

The government took into account various factors, especially the compatibility issue, before the reshuffling of several ministry secretaries-general was done, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 17:37

Shafie: Sabah govt to aid 180 villagers told to vacate land

The Sabah government will find ways to help some 180 villagers from Kg Tinusa 1, Sandakan after they were asked to vacate the land and houses they had been living in for decades. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DBKL Jan 10, 2019 @ 17:30

No change in closing time for nightspots, says Khalid

The closing time for entertainment outlets throughout the city and its outskirts remains unchanged, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHRJan 10, 2019 @ 16:53

Govt to consider reviewing civil servants’ cost of living allowance: Kula

The Human Resources Ministry will consider reviewing the cost of living allowance (Cola) for civil servants, its Minister M. Kula Segaran said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 16:50

Leiking: Suggestion to expand Entrepreneur Development Ministry not brought up in Cabinet

The suggestion for an expansion of the Entrepreneur Development Ministry was not brought up in the Cabinet, says Datuk Darell Leiking.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST Jan 10, 2019 @ 16:30

As SST income tops targets, Guan Eng says deficit goals easily in hand

Malaysia is in no danger of missing its deficit reduction targets for 2018 as higher than expected tax collections have bolstered the government’s coffers, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 15:54

National Tahfiz Council to be launched first quarter of this year

The National Tahfiz Council, which aims to improve tahfiz institutions, is expected to be launched in the first quarter of this year, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:54

Gov't to enact law to protect monarchy from slander, attacks

The government is to enact new legislation to protect the sanctity of the institution of the monarchy from being humiliated and attacked by irresponsible people, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:35

Deputy director, public sector employee in remand over USP project

A deputy director of a government agency and a private sector employee are in remand for four days from today for investigation on a corruption case involving RM270,000 relating to a project under the Universal Service Provision (USP) programme. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:30

Housing Ministry says has no scheme to monitor home prices

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the ministry did not have specific programmes or studies to monitor property prices in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:16

AGC objects to Najib and Shafees’s bid to recuse Gopal Sri Ram

The Attorney- General Chambers (AGC) has objected to the two legal challenges filed by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah in the appointment of Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as the lead prosecutor in their cases. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Amend Law Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:30

VK Liew: ‘Green light’ still on for dealth penalty repeal

The federal government still intends to abolish the mandatory capital punishment through a new law expected to be tabled this year, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

 New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:34

Former senior cop Ramli Mohd Noor is BN's Cameron candidate

Barisan Nasional is fielding former senior police officer Ramli Mohd Noor as its candidate in the Cameron Highlands by-election.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:17

De facto Law Minister: Rule of law must be the backbone of the govt

The rule of law must always be the backbone of every level of government administration and management, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 10, 2019 @ 08:30

Malaysia could face tighter scrutiny on trafficking under US law

Nations around the world face increased scrutiny from the United States over their attempts to fight human trafficking at home — and the price of failure could be steep, under a law signed by President Donald Trump yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Jan 10, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Prove MCA got 1MDB funds’

Lim Guan Eng should prove his allegations that MCA has received funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), says the party. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies | Jan 10, 2019 

Sabah enforces a smoking ban at eateries from Feb 1

Sabah will prohibit smoking at eateries in the state beginning Feb 1. State Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt said yesterday the decision to do so was taken at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.   |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​

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Jan 09, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Jan 09, 2019 @ 22:55

Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) to become a corporate entity next year

The Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) is expected to become a corporate entity next year, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 09, 2019 @ 22:52

Health Ministry will not budge on smoking ban

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the ministry will not backtrack on its decision to ban smoking at eateries.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 20:11

Parliament can only make law, has no power to declare law, Federal Court hears

Parliament exceeded its legislative power when an amendment to a provision in the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (DDA) was approved to secure the conviction of a person charged with drug trafficking, the Federal Court heard.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 09, 2019 @ 19:32

Supply, distribution of DLP textbooks to begin in March: MOE

The supply and distribution of Dual Language Programme (DLP) textbooks for all schools offering Form 3 Mathematics and Science subjects will begin in March. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 18:48

Penang water tariff rates to increase this year: Chief Minister

Water tariff rates in Penang will increase this year in line with efforts by the federal government to restructure the water supply services industry in the country, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 18:41

1,356 agencies, companies signed Corruption-Free Pledge in 2018

A total of 1,356 agencies and private companies signed the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 18:37

No water tariff hike in Johor, says state exco

The federal government's plan to increase water tariffs nationwide will not involve Johor, said state investment and utilities committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 09, 2019 @ 18:00

MACC arrests former CEO of Perak govt subsidiary

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested the former CEO of a Perak government subsidiary for allegedly accepting a bribe in the form of payment for the construction of his bungalow estimated at over RM450,000, according to a source. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 09, 2019 @ 18:00

Be innovative, health minister tells businesses hurt by smoking ban

Restaurants should come up with creative ideas to stem declining business caused by the government’s smoking ban, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 17:17

S'wak urged to get correct info on debts from fed govt

The Sarawak government has been urged to contact the Federal Government for the correct and verified information on its arrears to ensure good cooperation exists between them.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 16:25

Developer told to resubmit Taman Rimba Kiara project plans

The developer of the Taman Rimba Kiara project has been asked to resubmit a housing plan limited to the existing Bukit Kiara longhouse footprint during the first joint working committee (JWC) meeting last month. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 15:25

Negri MB: Water tariff hike necessary to sustain, boost water industry

Water tariffs in Negri Sembilan, which have not increased for the past 18 years, need to be revised upwards to ensure Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan (SANS) can continue to provide quality treated water and pay its debts, says Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 09, 2019 @ 14:55

Zahid withdraws application for return of passport

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 46 charges for criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and corruption, on Wednesday (Jan 9) withdrew his application for the return of his passport, being held by the Sessions Court.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 09, 2019 @ 14:54

Welfare officer held over misappropriation of aid funds

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today secured an order to remand for six days from today a district social welfare officer to assist in the investigation into the alleged misappropriation of RM15,000 in aid funds .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 14:00

Eric Liew, two others arrested for sedition over posts on former Agong

Two men and one woman have been arrested for posting comments on social media deemed insulting to Sultan Muhammad V after the Kelantan Ruler abdicated as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Sunday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Jan 09, 2019 @ 13:26

Form 3 Math and Science dual language textbooks available in March

Dual language Mathematics and Science textbooks for Form will be distributed to schools offering Dual Language Programme (DLP) for the subjects beginning March.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoT Jan 09, 2019 @ 13:20

MAHB to facilitate e-hailing enforcement

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is aware of the new regulations regarding e-hailing services recently announced by the government and is ready to work closely with the relevant authorities to facilitate enforcement from July 12, 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 09, 2019 @ 13:10

Feb 8 hearing for Najib’s bid to remove Gopal Sri Ram as 1MDB prosecutor

The High Court will hear Datuk Seri Najib Razak's bid to remove Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as the lead prosecutor in the former prime minister's 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case before trial starts.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Jan 09, 2019 @ 13:04

'Government needs to show proof that Gerakan took 1MDB money'

Gerakan is prepared to refund all 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) monies if the government can proof the party received funding from the beleaguered state investment arm.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 09, 2019 @ 11:22

Ex-Tourism M’sia official, private firm CEO remanded over RM99m deal

A former top official of Tourism Malaysia and a chief executive officer of a private firm have been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for four days over a RM99 million tourism contract awarded just before the 14th general election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HRDF Jan 09, 2019 @ 11:00

Report: HRDF possibly mishandled multi-million buy by swapping property without approval

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) allegedly bought property in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur without its board or investment panel’s knowledge in a 2015 purchase involving hundreds of millions of ringgit, it was reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 09, 2019 @ 08:56

Minister: Water tariffs expected to go up

Water tariff rates may be increased in stages this year, in line with the government's efforts to restructure the water supply services industry in the country. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Chinese Embassy calls WSJ report on 1MDB ‘groundless’

The Chinese Em­­bassy here described as “groundless” a report accusing its government of trying to influence the investigation into the 1MDB scandal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Navy will cooperate with MACC in graft probe

The Royal Malay­sian Navy (RMN) will give its full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 09, 2019 

Govt to re-look into villagers’ land issue – CMPPBM expecting 150,000 members in Sabah in six months

The State Government will re-look into the longstanding land dispute faced by the villagers of Kampung Tinusa 1 Sandakan who are now on the verge of losing their homes, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​

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Jan 08, 2019

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL Jan 08, 2019 @ 23:56

DBKL to start renting rooms to single people this year

Low-income unmarried individuals living in the federal capital will get to rent rooms from as low as RM100 a month under a micro-housing scheme starting this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL Jan 08, 2019 @ 23:44

Individual quit-rent for stratified properties next year: Khalid

The Federal Territories Ministry will be implementing the individual lot quit-rent system to replace quit-rent on individual building for stratified properties from 2020. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 08, 2019 @ 17:52

Najib slams Tony Pua over hike in profit margin for petrol dealers

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today took a swipe at Tony Pua, a special officer to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, over the government’s decision to raise the profit margin of petrol dealers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 08, 2019 @ 17:02

Azmin Ali: Pakatan not ruling out appointing politicians to top GLC posts

Pakatan Harapan does not rule out appointing politicians for top positions in government-linked companies (GLCs), if they have the necessary expertise, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 08, 2019 @ 17:01

Health Ministry to make universities smoke-free zones next

The Health Ministry is planning to make universities smoke-free zones within the year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 08, 2019 @ 16:30

Singapore halts Seletar’s ILS for one month after bilateral meet

Singapore has agreed to suspend usage of the instrument landing system (ILS) for its Seletar Airport that affects the airspace over southern Johor, following a bilateral meeting with Malaysia in the island republic today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 08, 2019 @ 16:09

My50 unlimited travel pass will be extended to Penang: Loke

The My50 Unlimited Travel Pass Programme will be extended to RapidPenang bus users by the second half of this year, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Jan 08, 2019 @ 15:30

July 12 is absolute final date for registration, transport minister tells e-hailing firms

Companies offering e-hailing services must get their act together and ensure they are licensed to operate by July 12 this year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 08, 2019 @ 14:10

Najib, Rosmah object to third-party bid in PI Bala widow’s suit

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor (pix) and six others are objecting to the bid of businessman Deepak Jaikishan to make them third parties to the lawsuit by late private investigator P. Balasubramaniam (PI Bala)’s family. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 08, 2019 @ 12:29

Tabung Haji depositors need not return dividends despite allegation of management impropriety

Tabung Haji (TH) depositors need not return dividends over concerns it may have been tainted with illegality, assured Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 08, 2019 @ 12:03

M’sia to pursue claims China offered to bail out 1MDB

Malaysia will look into claims that China had offered to bail 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) out in 2016 in exchange of securing lucrative projects, and will pursue the matter if found to be true. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 08, 2019 @ 11:55

Guan Eng demands MCA, other political parties, return 1MDB money

MCA and other political parties which received money from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) must now return the funds, warned Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Jan 08, 2019 @ 11:40

Gobind visits NFCP project site in Malacca

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today conducted a visit to Felda Tun Ghafar Kemendor and the Jasin Post Office here to observe implementation of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) pilot project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 08, 2019 @ 11:14

BN closed govt accounts earlier to avoid running out of funds, says Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng has revealed that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had closed its financial accounts more than a month earlier over the past few years, when it was still in power, to avoid the government funds from running dry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:55

No increase in rental rate of PPj quarters at Precinct 11

There is no change in the rental rate for Block F and Block G of the Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) quarters at Precinct 11 here, said PPj president Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:45

MACC nabs director of a government agency for alleged graft

 The director of a Penang-based government agency was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here, today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:40

Malaysia, Singapore foreign ministers meet today over bilateral matters

A four-eyed meeting between Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan is scheduled to take place here today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:37

China offered to bail out 1MDB fund, says WSJ

Senior Chinese leaders offered to help bail out Malaysia's state-owned 1MDB investment fund in 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing minutes from meetings it reviewed. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu | Jan 08, 2019 

PPBM expecting 150,000 members in Sabah in six months

There are now 19,000 members of Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) in Sabah and it is expected to grow to 150,000 members six months from today. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​

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Jan 07, 2019

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New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 07, 2019 @ 22:55

10 graft cases per month involving civil servants in Penang

About 10 corruption cases per month involving civil servants were recorded in Penang last year, an alarming figure. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 07, 2019 @ 22:00

Customs D-G: Sellers of contraband cigarettes, liquor staring at hefty punishment

With the amendments to the Customs Act 1967 and Excise Act 1976 having come into force on January 2, sellers of contraband cigarettes and alcoholic drinks are staring at hefty punishment. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 07, 2019 @ 21:46

More surveys to identify, assist B40

The Department of Statistics’ surveys on income, household expenditure and basic needs will be able to identify the requirements of the B40 (bottom 40% income earners) in a more effective way. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 21:18

Terengganu to get balance oil and gas royalty - but only when there are funds

Terengganu will receive RM250 million balance from last year’s oil and gas royalty - but only when the federal government has sufficient funds.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Jan 07, 2019 @ 21:10

MED approves RM20m fund for 3rd national car prototype

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) has approved close to RM20 million in funds to attract private investors to develop the prototype for the third national car. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Jan 07, 2019 @ 20:08

Report on hiring of foreign workers out in two months: Mahfuz

A full report on hiring foreign workers, especially the issue of Nepalese workers, will be ready in two months. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 07, 2019 @ 20:00

Maszlee meets Johor MB over setting-up of Universiti Johor

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik today leads a delegation from the ministry to discuss with the state government over the development of new university in the state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 20:00

Purchase of new cars for govt officials ‘normal’, says Negri Sembilan MB

The purchase of new cars for some senior Negri Sembilan state government officials and state executive councillors (Excos) was already approved by the previous state government, said Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 19:59

Handouts will not solve plight of fishermen, farmers: Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today stressed that free aid and money would not help alleviate poverty among fishermen and farmers.​|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 19:59

Dr M: Govt to reshape school curriculum based on three key aspects 

The government will reshape the school curriculum and give focus to three key aspects, which are mastery of true Islamic teachings, English as well as Science and Technology.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 07, 2019 @ 19:09

70 witnesses to be called in Najib, Irwan CBT case

Around 70 witnesses will be called by the prosecution in the criminal breach of trust (CBT) case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, which involved a total sum of RM6.6 billion. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Jan 07, 2019 @ 18:35

Contractors main reason four Tamil schools in Johor unable to open

Contractors are the main reason for delays in the opening of four Tamil schools in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 07, 2019 @ 17:03

Customs sets up internal investigation unit to uphold integrity and weed out corruption

The Royal Customs Department of Malaysia has established their very own internal investigations unit.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 07, 2019 @ 17:00

EPF slashes minimum contribution for employees above 60 to 4pc

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) today announced that employers will, from now, make a minimum statutory contribution of four per cent for employees above 60 years old against the present practice of contributing 6.0 and 6.5 per cent. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 15:13

Sabah yet to receive tourism tax revenue from federal govt: Liew

Sabah has yet to receive its 50% share of the tourism tax revenue from the Federal government, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 07, 2019 @ 13:50

Penang Sky Cab alignment may be revised: CM Chow

The alignment of the proposed Penang Sky Cab cable car project, which will link Seberang Prai to the island, may see some changes.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Jan 07, 2019 @ 13:51

Dr M: Master English, don’t politicise it

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has reminded educators to continue playing their roles to ensure Malaysians master the English language.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 07, 2019 @ 13:00

Johor to severely punish sand-mining operators for pollution

The Johor government will take harsh action against sand-mining operators in the state for failing to maintain their mining areas, causing pollution to rivers that supply raw water to be processed. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:01

Sultan Muhammad V creates history as first Agong to step down

Sultan Muhammad V (pix) stepping down as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV yesterday is a first in the history of Malaysia, a country practising constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:00

Use protocol to settle Sarawak’s debts, Putrajaya told

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng should have followed protocol when asking Sarawak to pay back the RM2.5 billion owed to the federal government instead of issuing a media statement, an Opposition party president in the Borneo state said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Azmin: Private sector can develop the country with govt

The private sector can play a part in working with the government to develop the country, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Govt looking at grading system for plastic waste industry

The government will look into developing a grading system for facilities processing plastic waste to better regulate the industry, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 07, 2019 

Mega developments at KK Port

Mega developments are on the cards in the old Kota Kinabalu Port area that will further propel the cruise and tourism industry in Sabah. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Download e-textbooks on mobile devices now

E-textbooks can now be downloaded on mobile devices.

The KPM (Education Ministry) eTextbook Reader app is available from the Google Play store and Apple App Store for free. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 07, 2019 @ 07:00

‘I did not holiday with Hisham in Morocco’

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali says he merely “bumped into” Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in Morocco and did not go on a holiday with the latter.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 07, 2019 @ 07:00

No sign of promised school supplies for KL’s needy pupils

Hundreds of schoolgoing children in Kuala Lumpur who were supposed to receive free school uniforms and shoes from the Federal Territories Foundation (YWP) for the new school term were left in the lurch. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 07, 2019 

Warisan wants Bersatu to stay away from Sabah

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) wants Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to keep its word and not spread its wings to Sabah as agreed before the 14th General Election. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 07, 2019 

Allocate the fair number of affordable homes to Sarawak, Putrajaya told

Sarawak should be allocated a fair number of affordable homes from the recently announced one million units of such houses to be built nationwide in the next 10 years. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

New Malaysia | Govt Budget | Jan 07, 2019 

Delay in building three bridges due to fed govt’s financial constraints

Financial constraints is the reason behind the federal government’s decision to delay building the Igan, Rambungan and Batang Lupar bridges in Sarawak said  Works Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR | Jan 07, 2019 

Business federation: Minimum wage should be regionalised, sectorial

The new minimum wage of RM1,100 should be regionalised and sectorial in view of the varying costs of living in different areas and different levels of expectations from employees in different sectors of employment. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​

 

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New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 06, 2019 @ 21:40

Kayveas to contest in Cameron Highlands by-election

MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas declared his intention to contest in the Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan 26, after receiving full support from the party’s Supreme Council members. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 21:10

Sultan Muhammad V resigns as Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Sultan Muhammad V has stepped down as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong effective today, the Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz announced in a statement. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL Jan 06, 2019 @ 19:55

DBKL: JomPAY option for payment of rent, utility and service fees for PPR, PA

Residents of People's Housing Projects (PPRs) and Public Houses (PA) in the city can now settle their rent, water bill and housing service fees online using the JomPay service.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 17:53

Minister: Report unlicensed hotels and guesthouses and we’ll take action

Anyone with information on unlicensed hotels can complain to the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry and the local authorities for action to be taken.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 17:29

New party set up to look after interests of Indian community in Sabah

The Indian community in Sabah can look forward to having their rights and woes heard with the setting up of a locally based party - Parti Bersatu India Sabah (PBIS) - on Sunday (Jan 6). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 06, 2019 @ 16:58

State govt's to get half of tourism tax returns for Q1 of 2019

Fifty per cent of the returns from tourism tax will be distributed to all state governments in the first quarter of this year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 06, 2019 @ 16:00

Fuel dealers fault Najib for shrinking income, jobs over stagnant commission rates

The Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) today hailed the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for raising their commission by 3 sen per litre sold, thereby protecting their livelihood. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 06, 2019 @ 15:26

MCA should return money it received from 1MDB, if any : Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has urged MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong to check the source of the RM16.8 million provided by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to MCA for the 13th General Election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 15:09

Maszlee resigns as IIUM president

Minister of Education Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) today confirmed that he is no longer the president of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 06, 2019 @ 13:00

How about paying back your RM2.5b debt to Putrajaya first? finance minister asks Sarawak

Sarawak should settle its RM2.5 billion debt with Putrajaya before accusing it of marginalising the Borneo state by refusing its RM2.7 million share in tourism tax revenue, Lim Guan Eng asserted today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 12:56

Civil servants reshuffle not political, to enhance efficiency: Chief Secretary 

The reshuffling and reassignment of government officials will not only involve the secretary-general position but will include civil service positions at all levels, said Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 06, 2019 @ 12:00

Azmin: I go through proper channels before making public statements on party

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said today that he only issues public statements on internal affairs after going through the “proper channels”, amid public scrutiny over a seeming rift within the ruling party’s upper echelons. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 06, 2019 @ 09:49

No approval yet for new plastic waste import licences

The government has not approved any plastic waste import licence (AP) to any company since it was frozen in July last year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 09:21

Sabah postpones smoking ban, to follow local govt ordinance

Sabah’s decision to postpone the smoking ban at all eateries in the state has become the benchmark for the state government in exercising its right to make decisions based on local government ordinance. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 08:25

My son subject to the same laws as others: Mat Sabu

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today that his son who was held for suspected drug abuse will be subjected to the same laws just as others held for such offences. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 06, 2019 @ 07:00

Keep your election pledge and abolish draconian laws immediately, Bar tells Putrajaya

 The Malaysian Bar has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) to keep its election manifesto promise to abolish all oppressive and draconian laws, including the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 06, 2019 @ 07:00

RM12mil for Chinese schools

The RM12mil allocation for Chinese independent schools announced under Budget 2019 will be issued next week by the Finance Ministry, says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Price Jan 06, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Commission hike should help’

The federal government’s decision to increase the sales commission for petrol dealers by three sen should make up for any shortfall caused by the newly implemented weekly fuel prices, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
|Read more >|TheStar