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ANM in the News Archive January 06 - 10,  2020

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January 10, 2020

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 10, 2020 @ 21:00

Education Ministry pledges full cooperation to Mahathir

The Education Ministry is always ready to give its full support and solid cooperation to the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in implementing initiatives to improve the country’s quality of education.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 10, 2020 @ 21:00

DPM: Local authorities cleared to take action against abandoned cars

Local authorities will now be able to attend to vehicles abandoned in their respective operational areas in shorter time frames, from six to twelve months previously to between two and four months currently, thanks to the passing of improved guidelines by the National Council for Local Government today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 10, 2020 @ 21:00

Quit now!, Azwanbro tells Latheefa

Senator Khairul Azwan Harun has called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya to resign immediately, following the disclosure of audio recordings allegedly implicating Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL Jan 10, 2020 @ 20:00

ECRL’S new Mentakab-Port Klang alignment to be up for public inspection

The East Coast Rail Link’s (ECRL) newly-minted Mentakab-Port Klang alignment, also known as Section C, will be displayed for public inspection over three months starting Jan 14.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Jan 10, 2020 @ 20:00

Loke: Malaysia, Singapore committed to conclude RTS agreement by April 2020

Malaysia and Singapore are committed to concluding the agreement on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project by April this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 10, 2020 @ 19:00

Youth and Sports minister wants MACC officer stationed at his office

The Youth and Sports Ministry wants to be the first ministry to have an Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer stationed in the minister’s office. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 10, 2020

50 years in power, BN failed to implement MA63 – Shafie

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal reminded Sabahans, especially those in Kimanis, not to be taken in by the empty promises made by Barisan Nasional (BN) including about the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) if it was returned to power.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms Jan 10, 2020 @ 18:00

PM: Malaysia heading in the right direction

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reassured that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has a clear direction for the country despite being criticised.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 10, 2020 @ 15:00

Sarawak ready to increase food production for national consumption and export

Sarawak is ready to play its part in increasing food production to meet national needs and for export purposes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Jan 10, 2020 @ 18:00

Several reforms being planned for the judiciary

One of the reforms which the judiciary is considering is to delegate one judge of the Federal Court to deal with applications for leave to appeal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 10, 2020 @ 17:00

Govt urged to reconsider smoking zone proposal

The government has been urged to review its proposal to set up special smoking zones in public places, estimated to cost RM1 million, and instead used the allocation for smokers’ rehabilitation programmes or treatment for diseases caused by smoking.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 10, 2020 @ 17:00

Sabah temporary pass best mechanism to tackle illegal immigrants issue: Academicians

The Sabah temporary pass or Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS) which will be issued from June 1, 2020, is the best mechanism for the state government to address the problem of the many different identity documents in Sabah, said an academician.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 10, 2020 @ 17:00

Feud within PKR over?

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) seems to have contained the internal feuding which has plagued it the past few months.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 10, 2020 @ 17:00

Dr M calls for Malaysians to be patient with Pakatan Harapan govt

Amidst criticisms by detractors, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended the Pakatan Harapan administration, saying Malaysians should be patient as the government needs more time to transition from the previous administration.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Jan 10, 2020 @ 17:00

Several reforms being planned for the judiciary

One of the reforms which the judiciary is considering is to delegate one judge of the Federal Court to deal with applications for leave to appeal.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Jan 10, 2020 @ 16:00

MCA sends legal notice to DAP rep over allegations of misappropriating RM150mil for hospital project

MCA has sent a legal notice to DAP Keranji assemblyman Chong Zhemin calling on him to publicly apologise, or face court action over his allegations that MCA had misappropriated RM150mil for a hospital project in Kampar, Perak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Jan 10, 2020 @ 15:00

AG pleads for patience and leeway from judiciary to look into 27 ‘kleptocracy cases’

Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today pleaded with the judiciary for their patience, accommodation and take into consideration the workload being thrown onto public prosecutors as they are preceded over some 27 high profile cases related to high profile individuals.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 10, 2020 @ 14:00

Proton Perdana remains as official car for ministers, deputies

The Proton Perdana will be retained as the official car for ministers and their deputies, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Jan 10, 2020 @ 14:00

AGC scrutinising proposals to increase legal marrying age to 18, says Thomas

The government is currently mulling its options by scrutinising proposals of legal amendments that will see the minimum age for marriage increased from 16 to 18-years-old, said Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 10, 2020 @ 14:00

Groups protest govt plans for designated public smoking zones

Over 50 non-governmental organisations assembled at the National Cancer Society of Malaysia here today protesting Putrajaya’s RM1 million plan to create designated public smoking zones nationwide.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Jan 10, 2020 @ 14:00

Azmin: New generation of Felda settlers must embrace new technology

The new generation of Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers have to embrace new technology and methodologies, in order to continue striving in the current economic climate, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Education minister appointment Jan 10, 2020 @ 13:00

Dr Mahathir takes over as acting Education MinisterThe Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been appointed the interim Education Minister, effective Jan 3.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 10, 2020 @ 08:00

Shafie: Appointment of Sabah JKR as PDP is to end political involvement in Pan Borneo Highway project

The appointment of Sabah Public Works Department (JKR) as the project delivery partner (PDP) for the Pan Borneo Highway project in the state, is to end the involvement of private companies run by political parties under the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 10, 2020 @ 08:00

Govt aims for My100 pass users to save RM100m this year: Loke

The government’s effort to help people save money on public transport by using the My100 unlimited travel pass has borne fruit and this year commuters will enjoy about RM100 million in savings.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 10, 2020 @ 07:00

Lawyers: Law allows phone tapping, not illegal to release alleged Najib tapes now

Malaysian law allows the authorities to legally listen in and record phone conversations if approved for investigations, lawyers said today following an explosive reveal yesterday of alleged secretly-recorded phone calls in 2016 involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Education minister appointment Jan 10, 2020 @ 07:00

No hurry for education minister

The Prime Minister will most likely be the interim education minister until he appoints someone for the position, though the matter will take some time.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 10, 2020 @ 07:00

‘Improper’ to broadcast clips

The move by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to release audio clips incriminating former top officials, including Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has received criticism by several leaders and lawyers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 10, 2020

Govt committed to comprehensively rid Sabah of illegals – Madius

The State government is committed to comprehensively rid Sabah of the seemingly perennial foreign illegal immigrant issue.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

January 09, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 09, 2020 @ 23:00

Task force to be set up to manage impact of disasters on agriculture, says minister

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) will set up a special task force to manage the impact of crises and disasters on agriculture in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 092020 @ 21:00

Malaysian Bar: Broadcasting recorded phone calls live improper

The Malaysian Bar is of the view that the broadcasting live of recorded telephone conversations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is unprecedented and improper and will invite trial by media even before investigations are carried out.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 092020 @ 20:00

Najib's lawyers want audio recordings released by MACC as it may be useful for his defence

Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants the audio recording, which includes what has become one of the most talked about conversation between a husband and his wife, that was made public by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sex video Jan 09, 2020 @ 19:00

Azmin: I never doubted justice

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix), who was alleged to have been one of two individuals involved in a viral gay sex video in June of last year, said he never doubted that justice would eventually prevail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Tax ID Number Jan 09, 2020 @ 17:00

Tax Identification Number to be introduced in January 2021

The government will introduce a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for business or individual income earners aged 18 and above beginning in January 2021.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg  Baru Redevelopment Jan 09, 2020 @ 16:00

Govt will not use Land Acquisition Act to acquire Kg Baru land, says Khalid

The government has no plans to use the Land Acquisition Act 1960 to acquire plots of land in Kampung Baru, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 092020 @ 16:00

Police will act against anyone obstructing enforcement duties

The Pahang State Health Department should report to the police if any of its health inspectors are threatened or physically assaulted when conducting enforcement operations on smoking ban at food premises.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sex video Jan 09, 2020 @ 16:00

AG confirms closing sex video case due to inconclusive identification

Prosecutors are not pursuing charges over the sex videos allegedly involving a minister as both local and foreign forensic investigators could not positively identify the two men involved, Tan Sri Tommy Thomas said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 09, 2020 @ 15:00

Court allows forfeiture of more than RM3m seized from Pahang Umno, PBRS to govt

The High Court here today allowed applications by the prosecution to forfeit to the government a total of RM3,479,300.18 that were seized from Pahang Umno Liaison Committee (Pahang Umno) and Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Jan 09, 2020 @ 11:00

Kula: Only one in five public transport drivers contributing to Socso

Only one in five taxi, bus and e-hailing drivers is contributing to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) as of January this year, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 092020 @ 15:00

Saifuddin confirms PKR's probe against Zuraida

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has confirmed that its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin is being investigated by the party's disciplinary board for publicly attacking the leadership.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 09, 2020 @ 14:00

Kimanis: PSS recommended by RCI under BN govt, says Shafie

The implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) by the Sabah government is a part of the recommendations from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants to solve the problem of dumping of foreigners in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 13:00

MACC action shows lack of professionalism, says Tok Mat

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's move to make public the contents of nine audio recordings allegedly incriminating former top government officials, including Datuk Seri Najib Razak, clearly lacked professionalism, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 09, 2020 @ 13:00

Loke: Appointments by Prasarana, MAHB not under Transport Ministry’s jurisdiction

The appointments of chief executive officer (CEO) for Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) do not come under the jurisdiction of the Transport Ministry, says its minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 092020 @ 13:00

MACC's exposé violates rule of law, says lawyer

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), like any other enforcement agencies, is governed by law and any action taken must not violate the very principle which it upholds.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 13:00

Ramkarpal: MACC's airing of phone recordings improper and regrettable

The live broadcasting of recorded telephone conversations between parties claimed to be the former prime minister and others by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is improper and regrettable, says Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 09, 2020 @ 13:00

Guan Eng: Toll rate freeze extended to 2020 to ease Malaysians’ burden

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng reiterated today that the government has opted to continue disallowing highway toll rate increases into 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 092020 @ 12:00

Restaurant owners, smokers welcome move to create smoking zones

The government’s move to allow restaurants and eateries to build designated smoking areas 3m from their premises has been lauded by business owners and smokers.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 09, 2020 @ 12:00

Still not feeling it? Govt helped you save RM47m last year, transport minister tells Rapid users

Klang Valley rail commuters using the My100 public transport pass for MRT and LRT services have saved up to RM47 million in total, Anthony Loke said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 12:00

Release of recordings raises question of prejudice in Najib’s case

Questions have been raised by lawyers and a former top brass police officer on whether the audio clips released to the public by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday were prejudicial to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 09, 2020 @ 11:00

Rahman Dahlan: Kimanis voters will teach Warisan a lesson over immigrant pass

There was no mention of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) for illegal immigrants in Parti Warisan Sabah's manifesto, and if there had been any mention of it during the last general election, Warisan would not even get one seat, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Rahman Dahlan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 092020 @ 11:00

PBS launches 'Reject PSS' campaign; pledges support for BN candidate

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is heading to all district polling centres to raise awareness on Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) issue throughout the campaigning for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 11:00

We will check recordings to decide on the classification of the case: IGP

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said police will study the audio recordings allegedly involving several high-profile individuals before deciding on the next course of action.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 09, 2020 @ 09:00

Azmin, Zuraida finally attend PKR political bureau meeting

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin turned up for the PKR political bureau meeting last night after being absent for over a year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | School CNY decoration Jan 09, 2020 @ 09:00

School CNY issue: We do not agree with racist and extremist behaviour, says Cabinet

The Cabinet today said it viewed seriously the move by certain quarters to stir up racial and religious issues connected to Chinese New Years decorations at a school in Selangor.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

‘Critical service incentive allowance stays’

The Critical Service Incentive Allowance for civil servants will stay and its status will only be decided by the Cabinet at the end of the year, sources said.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

From Amhari to MbZ: Who’s who in MACC’s Najib phone recordings

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a shocking press conference yesterday played audio recordings of conversations involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and other high-profile individuals and dignitaries that anti-graft chief Latheefa Koya described as leakage of information from the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

Local folk want better infrastructure

Two Sabah PKR women campaigners made a cordial “hello” to Sabah Umno chief Datuk Bung Moktar Radin as he sat in a coffeeshop below the Barisan Nasional operations centre in Membakut Jaya.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

Expose may cost MACC its integrity, says Kadir

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is at risk of losing its integrity and might be accused of slander by revealing audio recordings which are said to be evidence of a “high-level conspiracy”, says veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

Why MACC decided to go public

Describing the content of nine audio recordings incriminating former top officials, including Datuk Seri Najib Razak, as a subversion of justice and institutions, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says these were made public so that there would not be any more attempts to undermine independent bodies.|Read more >|TheStar

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In the News Snippets & Links 

January 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

Lawyers: Audio recordings are admissible in court

Lawyers say that audio recordings, even if taped secretly, are admissible in court.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:00

Anifah calls out Madius over PSS issue

Former Kimanis MP Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is making his presence felt in the by-election by taking Datuk Seri Madius Tangau to task for jumping ship.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 09, 2020

Dr Sim wants public health care decentralised

Minister of Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian is calling for the decentralisation of public health care in order to improve services.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 08, 2020 @ 23:00

Forest plantations at Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve still under review

The approval to carry out the forest plantation development project at the Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve is subject to the Perak Forestry Department review and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 082020 @ 22:00

Latheefa: Najib has right to express dissatisfaction over audio recording

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has the right to express his dissatisfaction over the audio recording that was revealed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 08, 2020 @ 22:00

No discussion about power transition during meeting with PM, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said matters related to power transition were not discussed during his meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 08, 2020 @ 21:00

Four entities received huge sums of money from Najib’s personal account: Prosecution

The High Court here was told today that Umno, Wanita MCA, and two companies, namely Binsabi Sdn Bhd and Perano Sdn Bhd, had received large sums of money from the personal bank account of then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 20:00

Najib’s lawyers mulling suit against MACC, Latheefa following release of voice clips

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyers are considering taking legal action against the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and its chief commissioner Latheefa Koya following the revelation of phone call recordings that suggested conspiracy at the highest level of the former Barisan Nasional (BN) government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 18:00

‘I make the final decision’: Najib denies being scolded by Rosmah in MACC clips

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied that a recording of a telephone conversation between him and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor as released by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) was of him getting scolded and schooled on how to run the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 18:00

Darling-gate: 'Najib' makes special request to a 'Royal Highness'

In an audio recording, the voice of a man, allegedly former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was heard making a special request to a "Royal Highness" in a bid to help clear his son from money laundering accusations.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 18:00

Should MACC have revealed those recordings? We ask lawyers

Legal opinion is split over whether the audio recordings released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission implicating Datuk Seri Najib Razak could be construed as contempt of court due to the ongoing SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trials.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 08, 2020 @ 18:00

Govt to take soft approach in dealing with shadow economy: Guan Eng

The government will take the soft approach in tackling the shadow economy which is 20% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Education Minister Appointment Jan 08, 2020 @ 17:00

Cabinet has decided on acting education minister, Guan Eng says

The Cabinet has decided on the person to be appointed acting education minister, minister Lim Guan Eng announced today amid speculation on Maszlee Malik’s replacement.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 08, 2020 @ 17:00

19 new faces in Penang councillors' line-up

The Penang government has announced the appointment of 48 councillors for both Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 08, 2020 @ 17:00

All top Bersatu posts, including president, will be contested

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has decided that all top posts - including that of the president - will be contested during the next party election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 17:00

Rosmah on audio recordings released by MACC: 'I have nothing to say'

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is implicated in the audio recordings released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), is keeping mum on the matter.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | School CNY decoration Jan 08, 2020 @ 17:00

Guan Eng: Cops shouldn’t have directed Puchong school to take down CNY decor

Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng has lambasted the police today for advising a public school in Puchong to take down its Chinese New Year decorations, following a threat from Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

Najib: If it goes out... it won’t be nice

Below is an extract of a conversation purportedly between former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rsomah Mansor. The conversation was said to have happened at 11.56pm on Jan 5, 2016.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

Recording reveals discussion on the handling of 1MDB and IPIC issue

One of the recordings revealed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the alleged cover up of criminal conspiracy by a Barisan Nasional (BN) top leader was related to the dispute between 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC).|Read more >|NST

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In the News Snippets & Links 

January 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

Audio recordings of Najib sent to MACC anonymously

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said the nine audio recordings played to the media at a press conference today were sent to the commission anonymously.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

He is looking like a hero, and you are the villain: Rosmah

Below is an extract of a phone conversation purportedly between former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Rosmah's SSP case Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

Ex-Najib aide Rizal Mansor acquitted of graft in Sarawak solar project case, could testify against Rosmah

In an unexpected turn of events, the High Court today acquitted Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s former special officer Datuk Rizal Mansor from all corruption charges involving a solar hybrid project in Sarawak after the prosecution sought to drop all charges against him.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

IGP: Bukit Aman yet to receive audio evidence of 'high-level conspiracy' from MACC

Bukit Aman has yet to receive the audio recordings from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which are said to be evidence of a "high-level conspiracy", says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

Johor reshuffles portfolios of three excos

The Johor government today announced new portfolios involving three state executive council members in a surprise restructuring exercise.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sodomy case Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:00

Anwar: Why should I go for a polygraph test?

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim asks why the need for him to undergo a polygraph test to disprove allegations by Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, who claimed that he was sexually assaulted by the PKR president.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 08, 2020 @ 15:00

After bribery charges, ex-DBKL officer hit with laundering RM1m

A former deputy director of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) was charged in the Sessions Court here today on three counts of money laundering, involving RM1,000,187 in May last year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 08, 2020 @ 15:00

Govt to plant 100 million trees to preserve bio-diversity

The government has agreed to launch a programme to rehabilitate degraded areas throughout Malaysia by replanting 100 million trees starting this year until 2025 in an effort to preserve the country’s bio-diversity and eco-system services.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 14:00

Shocked Najib will study release from a legal standpoint

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed shock over the release of audio recordings of his conversations with high-level officials by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 08, 2020 @ 14:00

Orang Asli, environmental groups urge Perak to snub forest farming bid

A group of Orang Asli joined environmental groups today to ask the Perak government to reject a proposal for monoculture development (forest farming) in the state’s permanent forest reserves.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 08, 2020 @ 14:00

Teresa Kok: Transport sector in Langkawi has started using B20 biodiesel

The island of Langkawi has begun using the 20 per cent Biodiesel blend methyl esters content or the B20 Biodiesel in the transport sector since January 1, 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 14:00

MACC tapes depict a frantic Najib pleading with Abu Dhabi crown prince to help stepson Riza Aziz

Back in 2016, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had called the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al-Nahyan and pleaded for help with money laundering accusations faced by his Hollywood filmmaker stepson Riza Aziz at the height of the 1MDB financial scandal, according to tapes of the conversation released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | School CNY decoration Jan 08, 2020 @ 13:00

Nothing wrong with CNY decoration in schools: Gobind

Gobind Singh Deo has expressed his bemusement over the fuss with a Chinese New Year decoration in a school, saying there is nothing wrong with putting up such decorations during cultural celebrations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 13:00

Darling ... take charge, Rosmah tells Najib

Datin Seri Rsomah Mansor was heard telling her husband Datuk Seri Najib Razak to “take charge” because he was prime minister in an audio clip released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:00

Kimanis by-election: BN hits a nerve with highway issue

The opposition touched a raw nerve centred on the Pan-Borneo Highway, as camps warm up for the Kimanis by-election that will see a straight fight on Jan 18.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:00

Errant smokers to be taken to court, says Health D-G

Errant smokers will be taken to court if they fail to pay the compound after being issued a notice.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:00

City Hall to gather feedback from restaurant operators

Kuala Lumpur City Hall will meet restaurant operators and related parties this week to discuss at length the requirements and implementation of the newly proposed designated smoking areas.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:00

'Business operators allowed to set up smoking areas next to eateries'

Smokers, banned from lighting up in eateries since last year, have been thrown a surprising lifeline by the Housing and Local Government Ministry in the form of approved smoking zones.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 11:00

MACC claims ‘criminal conspiracy at highest level’ implicating Najib, Rosmah

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has revealed a series of nine audio recordings of high-ranking officials, including former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, alleging this was a "criminal conspiracy at the highest level".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 08, 2020 @ 11:00

MACC reveals 'shocking' audio recordings of Najib, several individuals

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today dropped a bombshell by releasing about 50 minutes of recorded conversations between several people including former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Jan 08, 2020 @ 11:00

Projects announced by Sabah govt mere continuation of those proposed during my tenure, claims Ismail Sabri

Some of the projects announced by the Sabah government were only continuation of those planned when he was federal Rural and Regional Development Minister, claims Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 08, 2020

Petronas legal challenge over RM1.3bil SST to be heard in Kuching

The Kuching High Court will hear the legal challenge brought by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to quash the Notices of Assessment issued by Sarawak state government seeking the company to pay over RM1.3 billion in State Sales Tax (SST).|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Propositions Jan 08, 2020 @ 09:00

Audit team needed for proper maintenance of public transport facilities

A maintenance audit team should be set up at public transport stations to ensure that the facilities at these places are well maintained, said Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Paul Selvaraj.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MCMC Jan 08, 2020 @ 09:00

NFCP will address mobile network coverage issues

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will address mobile network coverage issues nationwide through the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP).|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Kimanis by-election: Apologise or face legal action, Shafie warns Tok Mat

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Mohd Shafie Apdal is contemplating legal action against Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan for the latter’s ‘Malaysia vs the Philippines’ remark.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 08, 2020 @ 07:00

Who will win the Kimanis by-election? It boils down to personality, local touch and winning over the minorities, say observers

Like any other town in the state, Kimanis is largely an agricultural district populated by blue collar workers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 08, 2020 @ 07:00

‘RM150mil still with MOF’

The RM150mil allocation meant for building a new hospital in Kampar has yet to be transferred to the Health Ministry, ripping apart an allegation by DAP’s Keranji assemblyman Chong Zhemin that the funds had been misappropriated.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 08, 2020 @ 07:00

System a norm in eateries around the world

From Japan to South Africa, countries worldwide with smoking bans have implemented a system where lighting up is allowed in eateries with designated smoking areas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 08, 2020

Details about Kenyalang Gold Card to be revealed soon – Ting

The details about the Kenyalang Gold Card, a programme meant to benefit elderly Sarawakians, would be revealed soon, says Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Jan 08, 2020

Issuance of STP will not exceed number of existing document holders – Azis

The Ministry of Home Affairs has reassured that the issuance of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) will not exceed the number of registered holders of IMM13, Kad Burung-Burung and Census certificate at 136,055 people in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

January 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 072020 @ 21:00

Stop it with the 'gangster culture', Warisan told

Sabah Umno leader has asked Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) not to bring "budaya samseng" (gangster culture) into the Kimanis by-election campaign.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoHR Jan 07, 2020 @ 21:00

Govt looking at zero-cost system for recruitment of Bangladeshi workers

Malaysia is looking at a zero-cost recruitment agreement for migrant workers from Bangladesh, which is also part of the government’s effort to eliminate forced labour to avoid possible trade sanctions by the United States, according to Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 07, 2020 @ 20:00

PR1MA to be national housing corporation, says Zuraida

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government is planning to mould Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) into a national housing corporation to ensure a centralised and standardised housing industry for easy monitoring and enforcement, among others.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies Jan 07, 2020 @ 19:00

25 business owners fined for not using Jawi on signboards

wenty-five business premises owners in this district, were each fined RM250, for failing to use jawi writing on their business signboards.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 07, 2020 @ 19:00

Loke says decision on RM1 services charge only after Mavcom-CAAM merger

The decision on whether to continue with the RM1 regulatory services charge on passengers departing from airports in Malaysia will be made after the merger between the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) is finalised.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 072020 @ 17:00

Jawi signage in Pahang: Stickers allowed, for now

Business premises in the state capital have been given an alternative on the directive to include jawi wording on their signboards.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 07, 2020 @ 16:00

Dr Wee questions funding for Education Ministry's free breakfast programme

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned the Education Ministry's Free Breakfast Programme (PSP) following claims by an online news report that it would be a private initiative instead of a government-funded programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 07, 2020 @ 16:00

Kimanis by-election: MACC clears Shafie of alleged money politics

Graft investigators have cleared Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal of alleged money politics while campaigning in the Kimanis by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Deputy minister: Ministry-NGO collaboration on sex education awareness videos to continue

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will continue to collaborate with non-governmental organisations (NGO) in producing videos on sexual awareness for children via the online platform this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives Jan 07, 2020 @ 15:00

Complaint committee to be set up to monitor 20 enforcement agencies

The Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) has agreed with the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission’s (EAIC) proposal on the need to set up a Complaint Committee (JKA), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) announced today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 07, 2020 @ 15:00

Education reform: Facts over narratives

Since the abrupt resignation of Maszlee Malik as the minister of education last week, plenty has been said and written about the education system in Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 07, 2020 @ 14:00

Dr M: M’sia doing well when compared with rest of the world

Malaysia is doing well if compared with the rest of the world, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

January 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 072020 @ 14:00

CAP recommends community service for errant smokers

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has proposed to the government the introduction of community service orders against errant smokers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Govt: MoH Jan 07, 2020 @ 14:00

Health Ministry committed to bettering heathcare services

Increased spending in the nation’s health sector and adding value to government and private healthcare services are among the Health Ministry’s biggest challenges, its minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Mazslee's resignation Jan 07, 2020 @ 14:00

PM will decide on appointment of education minister

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that he will decide on the appointment of the new education minister because it is his prerogative.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MCMC Jan 07, 2020 @ 14:00

MCMC: Action will be taken against telcos if they fail to comply with standards

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will hold telecommunications companies (telcos) responsible for poor mobile network coverage.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Non-smokers, stand up for your rights: Tell ‘em not to light up, says Ministry

The Health Ministry wants non-smokers to "speak out" on their right to a smoke-free environment.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Kimanis by-election: PSS not a burning issue for many KDM folk

For some Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) constituents in Kimanis, concerns over the implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) take a back seat to other more pressing issues.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Viewpoints Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Need to create cycle of higher pay, higher productivity and higher level of technology

To deal with economic insecurity, Malaysia needs to confront some old assumptions and intervene with the aim to create a virtuous cycle of higher pay, higher technological adoption and higher productivity.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

PM: Maszlee’s exit not linked to purported King Salman Centre revival bid

Maszlee Malik was not asked to resign as education minister over a purported attempt to relaunch the Saudi-backed King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP), the prime minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Mazslee's resignation Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Maszlee cries ‘fitnah’ in claim that bid to reopen King Salman Centre cost him Cabinet job

Former education minister Maszlee Malik today refuted a news report claiming he was forced to resign after angering the prime minister with an alleged attempt to reopen the Saudi Arabia-backed King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP) here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Zuraida: Govt on track to deliver one million affordable homes in 10 years

The government is on track to achieving its target of building affordable homes, with nearly 200,000 units having been built, or in construction in the last one year and a half.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Zuraida: Nationwide SPV 2030 tour to kick off next month

The nationwide tour on Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030 will begin the first week of February in Selangor, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Ex-DBKL official charged with taking RM1m in bribes to give out jobs

A former Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) deputy director was charged with accepting RM1.1 million in bribes in 2018 and 2019 as inducement to award contracts.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 07, 2020 @ 13:00

Azis Jamman: Warisan just trying to clean up BN's illegal immigrant woe

Opposition parties here are using the proposed Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to paint the ruling Parti Warisan Sabah as friendly to illegal immigrants, even though it was just trying to clean up the mess created by Barisan Nasional, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 07, 2020 @ 12:00

Eateries may build designated smoking areas, says Zuraida

Designated smoking areas can be built outside eateries and in public areas, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 072020 @ 12:00

Rahman Dahlan: A vote for Warisan is a vote for PSS

As part of its Kimanis by-election campaign strategy against Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), Barisan Nasional (BN) is continuing to harp on the controversial Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) issue.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sodomy case Jan 07, 2020 @ 11:00

Rawther’s lawyer to AG: Your impartiality in question, recuse yourself

Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas should recuse himself from deciding on whether to prosecute the case, says the lawyer representing Muhammad Yusoff Rawther, who has accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of outraging his modesty|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives Jan 07, 2020 @ 10:00

Substantial achievements by JPNIN, Jakoa and Mitra in 18 months

The Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity and Social Wellbeing) has realised various achievements in strengthening community unity and empowering the Orang Asli and Indian communities in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt Jan 07, 2020 @ 09:00

62% of MRSM Form One intake from B40 households

About 62% of the total 7,628 Form One students who have started their schooling session at 54 Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) nationwide this year are those from the low-income (B40) households.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: State Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:00

Malacca targets RM120M in zakat collection for 2020

The Malacca Islamic Religious Council (Maim) through Zakat Malacca targets to collect RM120 million in zakat contributions this year, says Chief Minister Adly Zahari.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia BSH 2020 Jan 07, 2020 @ 09:00

First phase payment of BSH 2020 starting Jan 20

The first phase payments of the Cost of Living Aid (BSH) 2020 for the household category registered in the 2019 BSH database, will be made beginning Jan 20.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Six questions about: New official cars for ministers, senior govt officers

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration revealed recently that it would soon deliberate over the procurement of official cars for ministers and senior government officers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | National Digital ID Jan 07, 2020 @ 07:00

MCMC: Final report on National Digital ID expected ready by June 30

The final report of a comprehensive study to establish a user-centric National Digital Identity (ID) framework for Malaysians is expected to be ready by June 30 this year and its recommendations will be tabled to the Cabinet for further action.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Jan 07, 2020 @ 07:00

Project gets six-month trial

The regulatory framework for motorcycle e-hailing services will be set up six months after the implementation of the pilot project, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 07, 2020 @ 07:00

Shafee: Jho Low central to 1MDB

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defence team maintains that Low Taek Jho a.k.a Jho Low is the central figure in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal despite Low insisting he only acted as an intermediary for deals.|Read more >|TheStar

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

‘Work hard for the country’

Make it a new year’s resolution to help Malaysia become a developed nation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told civil servants.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 07, 2020

Sarawak loses appeal

Appellate court affirms High Court decision to grant leave for Petronas to apply for judicial review against RM1.3 billion SST bill.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 07, 2020

Abang Johari in no hurry to hold Sarawak state election

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has today indicated that he is in no hurry to hold the Sarawak state election.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 07, 2020

Karim apologises for past mistakes

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) candidate in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election Datuk Karim Bujang has apologised to voters there for any past mistakes he made previously as Bongawan state assemblyman.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 072020 @ 00:00

Dr M: Much progress made since Vision 2020 launch

Although Vision 2020 did not fully achieve what was planned, Malaysia has made a lot of progress following the launch of the vision in 1991, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

January 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 062020 @ 21:00

Langkawi gets its own Sessions Court

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today announced the establishment of two new Sessions Courts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Zahid's VLN Case Jan 06, 2020 @ 19:00

Hearing of Ahmad Zahid’s corruption case to commence Oct 12

The High Court here today fixed 23 days in October until December to hear the corruption case involving Malaysia’s foreign visa system (VLN)  faced by former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 062020 @ 19:00

'Ops Libero Purus' to tackle drug abuse in civil service

The Federal police Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) will launch a new operation, codenamed "Ops Libero Purus", to tackle drug abuse among civil servants.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: Works Jan 06, 2020 @ 19:00

Pan Borneo Highway records 22% progress: Works Ministry

The construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah has recorded 22% progress of 12 ongoing work packages as of Dec 31, last year and expected to be fully completed in stages by June 2023.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 062020 @ 19:00

Smoking ban: 5 days, over RM500k in compounds

The compounds issued against errant smokers at eateries has reached over half a million ringgit in five days since the ban was enforced Jan 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020 @ 18:00

Sabah CM slams viral photo, says did not give alms in Kimanis

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has denied the photo of him distributing money to people, which viral today, had taken place in Kimanis where the campaigning is ongoing for the by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Jan 06, 2020 @ 17:00

IGP reminds politicians to steer clear of racial and religious rhetoric

Members and leaders of political parties are reminded not to touch on racial and religious issues that might disrupt unity and jeopardise the nation's security, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sex videos Jan 06, 2020 @ 17:00

CID chief: Foreign analysis on sex video implicating minister completed

The police confirmed today that the foreign forensic analysis into a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has been done.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020 @ 17:00

Ismail Sabri challenges Bersih to protest alleged unethical practices in Kimanis by-election

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has challenged election watchdog Bersih to hold a demonstration over what he alleges are unethical practices taking place during the Kimanis by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 06, 2020 @ 17:00

Loke: MOT working on easier installation of RFID tags for Singaporean vehicles

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system has been put on hold while the ministry works on finding an easier way for cars from Singapore to register for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoT Jan 06, 2020 @ 16:00

Loke disappointed with poor maintenance of public transport facilities

Transport Minister Anthony Loke today said he was disappointed that the culture of better maintenance has not been instilled among transport service providers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 062020 @ 16:00

More than one law will be used against those who fail to return 1MDB money

Action against those who fail to return 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) money will not be limited only to Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MESTECC Jan 06, 2020 @ 16:00

Govt aims to increase renewable energy output to 300MW: Yeo

The government, via the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc), aims to raise its net energy metering (NEM) programme output to 300 megawatts (MW) this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020 @ 16:00

Warisan candidate apologises for past mistakes

Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) candidate in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election Datuk Karim Bujang (pix) has apologised to voters there for any past mistakes he made previously as Bongawan state assemblyman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Jan 06, 2020 @ 13:00

Lodge police, MACC reports if we have misappropriated public funds, MCA tells DAP’s Chong Zhemin

MCA Perak Public Services and Complaints Bureau chief Low Guo Nan today challenged DAP’s Keranji assemblyman Chong Zhemin to lodge reports to the authorities instead of just alleging that MCA had misappropriated RM150 million in public funds.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 062020 @ 13:00

Shafie tells KDM community not to be fooled by 'baseless claims' on PPS

The Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) community should resist being easily manipulated by “irresponsible parties” who are claiming that the power to issue citizenship documents to immigrants lies with the Chief Minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020 @ 13:00

Residents want representative who dares to speak out

Kimanis residents who will soon be casting their votes to choose their new representative in the by-election on Jan 18 want someone who dares to voice out to the government for their needs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 062020 @ 13:00

Court allows stay of misfeasance suit against Najib

The High Court today allowed Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application to stay the proceedings of a suit against him for misfeasance of public office over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 06, 2020 @ 13:00

Loke: Transport ministry will conduct spot checks on motorcycle ride-hailing services to gather data, ensure safety

The Transport Ministry will conduct periodic spot checks on motorcycle ride-hailing services until it has enough data to form a regulatory framework to govern the burgeoning industry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoHR Jan 06, 2020 @ 08:00

Socso’s scheme for self-employed provides protection against work-related injuries

The move by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to expand its social security scheme to more self-employed people has been given the thumbs-up.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020 @ 11:00

Sabah Bersih reminds politicians not to use threats to get votes in Kimanis by-election

Sabah Bersih 2.0 is reminding all politicians not to use threatening messages to get votes ahead of the Kimanis by-election on Jan 18.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 062020 @ 10:00

Prosecution applies to impeach Najib

The prosecution in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's SRC International Bhd corruption trial has applied to impeach the former Prime Minister for giving oral testimony which contradicts what he told Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 06, 2020 @ 10:00

At 2020 assembly, PM calls on ministers, civil servants to make new 2030 vision real

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged his ministers and civil servants to set aside any lingering differences and work together to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030) for the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 062020 @ 10:00

Warisan pooh-poohs 'wayang kulit' charge

Parti Warisan Sabah’s (Warisan) collaboration with Pakatan Harapan (PH) at the federal level is not merely “wayang kulit” (a shadow play), said its president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:00

In first media interview in four years, Jho Low talks about his 1MDB role, political asylum, philanthropy... and cancer

Wanted Penang-born Low Taek Jho, known to the world as Jho Low and derisively “the billion dollar whale”, insists that he is not the mastermind of the alleged fraud of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as portrayed publicly.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt Jan 06, 2020 @ 08:00

Liew denies Khairy’s allegation concerning vote on constitutional amendment for Sabah & S’wak

The allegation by MP for Rembau, Khairy Jamaluddin, that the Opposition did not vote last year on an amendment to the Federal Constitution to make Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in Malaysia, because it was “without substance”, is categorically untrue.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020 @ 07:00

Umno questions Warisan’s position in govt

Is Parti Warisan Sabah really an independent local party, or “masked” within Pakatan Harapan?|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Education Minister Appointment Jan 06, 2020 @ 11:00

Acting role for PM likely

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has, in a surprising turn of events, emerged as a candidate to fill the vacant Education Minister’s post.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 06, 2020

CM: Don’t bring politics of disunity

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal warned certain parties not to play up and bring in a political culture of disunity to the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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