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Jan 15, 2019

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 15, 2019 @ 23:27

Eight police reports lodged after three days of campaigning

Eight police reports have been lodged until yesterday since campaigning for the Cameron Highlands by-election began last Saturday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Jan 15, 2019 @ 23:00

Report: Six MPs want back in Umno after exit last month

Six MPs who quit Umno to become independent lawmakers last month are applying to rejoin the party, a Berita Harian report said tonight. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 15, 2019 @ 21:19

Health Ministry cancels license of Mawar Medical Centre

The Health Ministry has cancelled the operating license of Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, for violating conditions stipulated under the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 (Act 586).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Laws Jan 15, 2019 @ 21:19

New Acts to tackle issues on unity, racial and religious sensitivities

Issues involving unity as well as racial and religious sensitivities, which now come under the Sedition Act, will be dealt with through new legislation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF Jan 15, 2019 @ 20:32

Debt and Liability Management Committee formed to reduce govt's debt to manageable level

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Debt and Liability Management Committee, as stated in the Federal Budget 2019.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 15, 2019 @ 20:00

Revised National Automotive Policy to cover entire automotive ecosystem, says minister

The revised national automotive policy (NAP), which is expected to be unveiled this year, will cover the entire automotive ecosystem and include the new elements of technology, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 15, 2019 @ 20:00

Minister: We need two years before waste segregation can be implemented nationwide

Zuraida Kamaruddin said the Housing and Local Government Ministry will need a two year buffer period for its finances to stabilise before roping in other states into the mandatory solid waste separation programme. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 15, 2019 @ 19:16

Penang gov't to reduce water subsidy by 20-30pct: CM

The state government, through the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP), plans to reduce the water subsidy by between 20 and 30 per cent in order to ensure the availability of funds to carry out water infrastructure projects in the state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 15, 2019 @ 19:01

Human Resources Ministry has no intention to abolish HRDF

Human Resources Ministry has no intention to abolish the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) as recommended by Governance Oversight Committee (GOC).|Read more >|NST  

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 15, 2019 @ 16:01

Azeez arrested again, set to be charged tomorrow

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim has been arrested again. The Baling MP was seen arriving at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 2.55pm, where he is being held. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Jan 15, 2019 @ 15:35

No, no public holiday declared for Jan 31

A fake message has gone viral on social media and messaging apps claiming that Jan 31 has been declared a public holiday in conjunction with the taking of the oath of office by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Jan 15, 2019 @ 14:20

NGO warns of 'bigger' rally than anti-ICERD if no justice for Adib

Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Umaah) will hold a street demonstration, rivalling the recent anti-ICERD rally, if authorities failed to punish those responsible for the attack on fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kasim.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Jan 15, 2019 @ 12:30

Tabung Haji: Don’t expect too much from 2018 dividends

Muslim pilgrimage fund Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) gave its assurance to depositors today that it can still afford to pay dividends for the 2018 financial year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 15, 2019 @ 12:21

Company owner among five in remand for submitting false information to obtain tenders

A company owner and four company managers are in remand for seven days from today for allegedly submitting false information to obtain tenders, worth RM8,847,500, to supply food to four secondary schools here for the period 2017 and 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 15, 2019 @ 12:16

13 contractors in remand for submitting false documents

Thirteen contractors, three of them women, are in remand for three and six days from today for allegedly submitting false documents to obtain tenders for projects from the Sabah Education Department. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 15, 2019 @ 11:30

Expand smoking ban to car parks, stairways and drivers, says PKR rep

A state assemblyman called today for the prohibition of smoking to be expanded from restaurants to car parks, stairways, and hallways. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Jan 15, 2019 @ 11:05

12 problems facing FGV 

Excerpts from FGV chairman's letter|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Jan 15, 2019 @ 09:09

Govt starts imposing sales tax on waters

The government has imposed sales tax on processed drinking water effective Jan 1, 2019, taking the beverage industry by surprise. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Jan 15, 2019 @ 08:22

First meeting of technical committee re-looks at MA63

The first meeting of the Technical Meeting to look into the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) was held yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 15, 2019 @ 08:15

Dewan Bahasa to adopt more inclusive approach to empower BM language

The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) will adopt the inclusive approach for all races in the country in efforts to empower and widen the use of Bahasa Melayu (the Malay language). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Laws | Jan 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Six laws to be amended or repealed

The government is studying six laws with a view to either amending or repealing them, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muh­yiddin Yassin. The six laws are the Sedition Act 1948, Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) 1959, Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) 2015, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Security Off­ences (Special Measures) Act (Sos­ma) 2012 and the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Jan 15, 2019 @ 00:14

RTS Link behind schedule, not progressing well: Singapore Transport Minister

The Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) project is behind schedule and not progressing well, Singapore Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan revealed today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 15, 2019 

No more ‘squatting ‘ schools in Sabah – CM

The Sabah state government wants to do away with ‘squatting schools’ where some schools use the premises of other schools. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​​

 

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Jan 14, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: GLCs Jan 14, 2019 @ 22:51

Parliament’s select committee should examine ‘mosquito GLCs’

The Parliament’s n ew select committees are urged to examine government-linked companies (GLC) that use ministries’ budget for their business purpose, a former top civil servant told a conference. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 14, 2019 @ 22:48

AGC exempts Orang Asli settlers from paying legal costs

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) have agreed to waive legal costs totalling RM12,000 which should be paid by a group of Orang Asli settlers in Kampung Pos Lanai, Kuala Lipis, Pahang to four parties in a court case over the Telom Dam project, in 2015. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 14, 2019 @ 22:30

Court said ‘petrol money’ is graft, Najib tells Pakatan

Datuk Seri Najib Razak reminded Pakatan Harapan (PH) today that the court had declared “petrol money” was bribery in its nullification of the 14th general election result in Cameron Highlands. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 14, 2019 @ 22:00

Amirudin announces Selangor PKR leadership council line-up

Selangor PKR Leadership Council chairman Amirudin Shari today announced the state leadership council members for 2018-2021 term. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 14, 2019 @ 20:30

IGP: Probe into money politics in Cameron Highlands under MACC’s purview

Any issue on finance or money politics in the Cameron Highlands by-election will be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Laws Jan 14, 2019 @ 19:39

Order to prescribe digital assets as securities comes into force tomorrow

The Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019 will come into force tomorrow,|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 14, 2019 @ 19:23

Kayveas aware of 'red notice' against MyPPP, says will not join Pakatan

MyPPP's disputed president Tan Sri M. Kayveas will appeal the decision by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to de-register the party.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: IRB Jan 14, 2019 @ 19:23

IRB monitoring social media, bank accounts of those with 'unexplained wealth'

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has been monitoring social media and bank accounts of people who have unexplained and extraordinary wealth, especially those in possession of large amount of cash, luxury cars, jewellery and property.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 14, 2019 @ 19:08

Water tariff hike is for planned projects: CM

Penang government justified its application to review water tariff made to the Federal government saying it was to fund the planned water supply engineering projects.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 14, 2019 @ 18:52

IGP: Cops studying facial recognition technology to fight crime

Police are studying facial recognition technology as a tool in the nationwide fight against crime, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 14, 2019 @ 19:20

Malaysia can achieve WHO targets in cervical screening

Malaysia is well placed to achieve the targets set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in eliminating cervical cancer, Health Minister Datuk Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 14, 2019 @ 18:49

Dr Wee slams govt over direct negotiations in purchase of textbooks

MCA has slammed the government for allowing direct negotiations in the purchase of textbooks.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 14, 2019 @ 18:41

Federal govt has no power to meddle with land issues in Pahang

Land related matters in Pahang comes under the state government's jurisdiction and the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led federal government has no right to interfere. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 14, 2019 @ 18:30

DPM reminds parents to run background checks on babysitters

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail called on parents to run background checks on prospective babysitters for their children to avoid any tragic incident. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 14, 2019 @ 17:30

Health Minister: No vaping at no smoking zones

e-Cigarettes which contain nicotine or tobacco are not allowed at no smoking zones, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 14, 2019 @ 17:24

Teachers' burden to be cut by 1/4, says Maszlee

Five initiatives and nine interventions will be introduced under Education Mandate 2019 to reduce teachers’ burden by 25 per cent, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects: 3rd National Car Jan 14, 2019 @ 17:22

Third national car may be LPG-powered, if Astana City has its way

Astana City Group Sdn Bhd (ACG) is keen on being involved in the third national car project, and sees the vehicle being fully-powered by liquid petroleum gas (LPG), replacing petroleum altogether. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 14, 2019 @ 16:53

Screening system to vet people working with children expected ready by March

A comprehensive screening system to vet people working in the childcare industry is expected to be ready by March, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 14, 2019 @ 16:00

Govt aid continues for local manufacturers: Mahathir

The government will continue to provide assistance and support to local manufacturing industry players as far as it is able to do so, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 14, 2019 @ 14:30

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry to weigh total smoking ban in offices

The Health Ministry will consider banning smoking in offices and other enclosed spaces regardless of whether they have air-conditioning, said its minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Jan 14, 2019 @ 13:56

Ensuring world-class Internet service for all Malaysians

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today he wants to ensure that all Malaysians, especially those in Sabah and Sarawak, enjoy an Internet service that matches international standards. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:47

Over 80 hours work a week deprives housemen of sufficient rest

Are housemen at our government hospitals getting enough time to rest or are they being made to work long hours? Although the Health Ministry introduced a new shift system some time ago, young doctors and housemen are still pulling extended shifts.

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF Jan 14, 2019 @ 08:18

Allocation to New Era University College not from Education Ministry

The funds given to the New Era University College was a special allocation from the Finance Ministry and not from the Education Ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Groups concerned over healthcare financing system

The Finance Ministry is targeting to announce more details on the Health Protection Fund by this month but concerned parties have complained that they have not be consulted about the scheme and are concerned it will affect the country’s healthcare financing system.|Read more >|TheStar

Govt Healthcare System

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 14, 2019 

All tourism facilities in Miri to be upgraded – Abg Johari

The Sarawak government will ensure that all tourism-based facilities here are upgraded as part of its commitment of making Miri a truly vibrant ‘Resort City’. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​​

 

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Jan 13, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: SOCSO Jan 13, 2019 @ 23:33

Govt ready to extend Socso scheme to farmers: Mahfuz

The government is willing to extend the Self Employment Social Security Scheme under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to farmers. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 13, 2019 @ 22:00

Zuraida: Allocate 30pc of electoral seats to women candidates

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, Zuraida Kamaruddin has called for a quota of 30 per cent of the electoral seats be allocated to women candidates.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 13, 2019 @ 19:54

Maria Chin wants to engage Umno, PAS to revive local council elections

Maria Chin Abdullah welcomes engagement with all stakeholders to revive local council elections, including from Umno and PAS. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 13, 2019 @ 19:54

Maria Chin wants to engage Umno, PAS to revive local council elections

Maria Chin Abdullah welcomes engagement with all stakeholders to revive local council elections, including from Umno and PAS. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 13, 2019 @ 19:30

'Home Ministry's prerogative to appoint Immigration DG'

It is the prerogative of the Home Ministry to appoint the person it believes to be best suited to head the Immigration Department, says Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 13, 2019 @ 19:00

Travel ‘reimbursement’ an election offence? Let court decide, EC chair says

Only the judiciary can decide whether the travel “reimbursement” offered by Pakatan Harapan (PH) to several Orang Asli motorcyclists is an election offence, Election Commission chairman Azhar Harun said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 13, 2019 @ 15:40

Pakatan denies vote buying, says volunteers were ‘reimbursed’ for transport

The woman in a Pakatan Harapan (PH) shirt shown in pictures giving out cash to people was simply “reimbursing” PH volunteers for petrol costs in the Cameron Highlands by-election, the PH campaign said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 13, 2019 @ 15:20

Report to MACC, Syed Saddiq says amid Pakatan vote-buying claims

Any vote buying in the Cameron Highlands by-election should be reported to the authorities, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 13, 2019 @ 15:07

Cameron Highlands: Pahang urged to increase TOL for farmers to 30-years

The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries ministry want the Pahang state government to increase to 30-years the temporary occupying licence (TOL) period for farmers here. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 13, 2019 @ 14:30

Finance Ministry approves direct negotiation to hasten DLP textbooks’ release

The Finance Ministry said today it approved on September 18 last year a request to procure Form Three school textbooks for the Dual Language Programme (DLP) via direct negotiation to expedite the process.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 13, 2019 @ 14:30

Police and Customs to work together more closely

The police and Customs Department announced today that they will sign a memorandum of understanding to share information and protect officers during raids. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Jan 13, 2019 @ 14:30

Ahead of soda tax, Health Ministry wants mamak restaurants to sell fewer sweet drinks

The Health Ministry is appealing to mamak shops to voluntarily reduce the sugar content of their drinks once a soda tax comes into effect on April 1. Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 13, 2019 @ 14:08

PH candidate for Cameron's by-election to focus on local community issues

Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Cameron Highland’s by-election plans to focus more on issues concerning the local community. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 13, 2019 @ 12:30

Disqualified Cameron Highlands MP mocks pictures of Pakatan supporter giving out cash

MIC’s Datuk C. Sivarraajh, who lost his Cameron Highlands seat when the court found bribery in the 14th general election, criticised today Pakatan Harapan (PH) after pictures emerged of a woman in a PH shirt giving cash to others. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 13, 2019 @ 10:41

Road Safety Dept studying proposal to restrict small motorcyclists to left lane

The Road Safety Department (JKJR) is studying a proposal to limit motorcyclists to the left lane especially small motorcycles to reduce the fatality rate among users of such vehicles. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Police, Customs set up five joint committees to tackle multiple crimes

The Royal Malaysia Police and the Customs Department have formed five joint committees to tackle multiple crimes, including the smuggling of illicit cigarettes and drugs, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 13, 2019 

‘Only projects confirmed for works will be announced’

Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee will only announce projects that have been confirmed for implementation in his constituency. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​​

 

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Jan 12, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 12, 2019 @ 21:23

Govt still discussing cryptocurrency status, says Khalid

The government is still undecided whether to legalise the use of cryptocurrency and digital currency in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 12, 2019 @ 20:51

Rapid Bus announces restructuring of Cheras, Sg Besi routes

Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, the operator of Rapid KL bus service, has restructured its bus’ routes along the Cheras and Sungai Besi corridors effective today (Jan 12). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 12, 2019 @ 20:08

Ex-Perlis foundation director remanded over land purchase case

A former director of a state-owned foundation has been remanded for four days over alleged abuse of power in the purchase of two plots of land worth more than RM1.8 million in 2014 and 2015. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 12, 2019 @ 19:34

New dam construction must be expedited: Shafie

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) has directed the State Infrastructure Development Ministry to expedite the construction of the new Sabah dam project to ensure sufficient supply of water in the west coast areas. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Jan 12, 2019 @ 19:27

Accusation of wastage of millions of ringgit has nothing to do with new government: Education Ministry

The Education Ministry (KPM) today clarified that the accusation of wastage of millions of ringgit involving a unit under the ministry, namely, the Education Performance and Delivery Unit (Padu), has no connection with the new government.​ |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 12, 2019 @ 19:16

Public invited to submit proposals to improve education system

The National Education Policy Committee (JKD) today called on the public to submit their proposals on ways to improve the country’s education system.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 12, 2019 @ 17:10

Cross issue: Penang govt awaiting an explanation from the developer, says CM

The Penang government is still awaiting a report from the State Secretary’s office over the lighting issue at an apartment building in Jelutong which allegedly portrayed the image of a ‘cross’. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 12, 2019 @ 17:08

RM5m fine for misleading consumers with halal status, warns Jakim

Any organisation found guilty of misleading consumers with halal status can be fined up to RM5 million, says Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 12, 2019 @ 16:14

Tengku Muda: Pahang constitution amended to pave way for new Sultan

An amendment was made to the state constitution to empower the Royal Council to pave the way for Pahang Regent Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah to ascend the throne.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 12, 2019 @ 16:00

Azmin confirms bilateral talk deferment with Singapore, says 'good idea'

Malaysia is on the same page as Singapore over the postponement of the 14th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) meeting scheduled to take place on Monday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 12, 2019 @ 15:24

Cameron Highlands by-election results expected before 10 pm

Following improvement in the communication system between the channels and the vote counting centre, the Election Commission (EC) expects the Cameron Highlands by-election results to be announced before 10 pm on Jan 26. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

ew Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Jan 12, 2019 @ 15:09

Govt will not assist eateries to provide smoking facilities

Sabah government will not provide smoking facilities at eateries at the moment, said State Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 12, 2019 @ 13:06

Kedah yet to decide on water tariff rate

The Kedah government has still not decided whether to maintain or raise the water tariff rate because there is no official discussion about it with the federal government to date, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  | Jan 12, 2019 

3,217 affordable homes for Sarawak this year

The federal Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) aims to build 3,217 affordable houses in Sarawak and 8,336 in Sabah this year, said minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​

Govt Affordable Housing

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 12, 2019 @ 12:30

Seven UTCs nationwide to open till 10 pm from Jan 22

The Finance Ministry announced today the revision of operation hours for seven Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) nationwide to be reverted to 1 pm to 10 pm, as compared to its current operating hours of 8 am to 7 pm. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DBKL Jan 12, 2019 @ 09:49

Residents to help shape future of KL: Mayor

Kuala Lumpur mayor, Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan wants the full participation of city folks with ideas or efforts to plan and develop the future of the federal capital. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 12, 2019 @ 09:35

24-hour special train services for Thaipusam

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM Berhad) will provide KTM Komuter train services round-the-clock for four days and three nights beginning Jan 19 in conjunction with the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 12, 2019 @ 09:30

Four file nominations for Cameron Highlands battle, Kayveas yet to show

The by-election for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat is likely to be a four-cornered fight pitting two parties and two independents. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 12, 2019 @ 09:29

Sabah CM defends proposal to legitimise illegal workers

The government must make rational decisions and not be swayed by sentiments when running the country, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, in justifiying the state administration's proposal to legitimise illegal workers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 12, 2019 

RM300 mln Internet gateway project

Sabah is set to receive RM300 million for the first phase of the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) project, initiated by XiddiG Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DBKL Jan 12, 2019 @ 09:15

KL Mayor commits traffic offence, pays fine

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has admitted that he was issued a summons for a traffic offence recently in the city and he duly paid the fine.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Lim should not make assumptions on 1MDB, says Wee

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng should not make assumptions before the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) completes its investigation on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies | Jan 12, 2019 

Sabah will examine the proposal to hand over KILC to the private sector

The Sabah Government will thoroughly examine the proposal to hand over the management of the Keningau Integrated Livestock Centre (KILC) project to the private sector as it has provided many benefits to the breeders as well as the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​

 

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Jan 11, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 23:30

UiTM remains for Malays, Bumiputera, says vice-chancellor

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) vice-chancellor Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Hassan Said stressed that the university still retains its original policy to accept Malays and Bumiputera only. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 11, 2019 @ 23:30

News portal releases ‘no vote, no pay' audio clip of PKR senator

Online news portal Malaysiakini released an audio clip after a PKR senator denied that he told Orang Asli village heads in Cameron Highlands that they will lose their salaries and posts if they do not vote for the government in the parliamentary constituency’s upcoming by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 21:55

Promotions and transfers: Mazlan takes over from Amar Singh as CCID director

Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor and Comm Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar head latest list of transfers and promotions involving 32 Royal Malaysia Police officers nationwide.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: DBKL Jan 11, 2019 @ 21:28

Khalid to expose irregularities over buildings on govt land

Federal Territories Ministry is set to disclose next week details of the alleged irregularities in the construction of buildings on federal government land in Kuala Lumpur, Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 11, 2019 @ 20:30

CJ: Artificial intelligence for sentencing, virtual hearings, holograms in tomorrow’s courts

Malaysia's courts will soon see judges using artificial intelligence when deciding on punishments for convicted criminals, and may even adopt the use of advanced technology such as virtual courtrooms and holograms, the Chief Justice said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HRDF Jan 11, 2019 @ 20:25

Police raids HRDF office, seizes documents

A more than six-hour long raid was conducted by the police at the embattled Human Resource Development Fund’s (HRDF) building at Damansara Heights earlier today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 11, 2019 @ 20:20

NFCC to be fully operational by June this year, says Abu Kassim

The National Financial Crime Centre (NFCC) is expected to be fully operational by June this year, said National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Jan 11, 2019 @ 20:00

Deputy Minister: Govt to rebrand agriculture products in Cameron Highlands high-qualityity food

 Agriculture and Agro-based Deputy Minister Sim Tze Tzin today said that the government plans to rebrand agriculture products here into a safe and quality food using the Malaysian Good Agriculture Practice (MyGAP) certificate scheme to boost its market. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 11, 2019 @ 19:29

DLP textbooks now available for download

Online science textbook chapters in the Dual Language Programme (DLP) is now up and running.

Checks by New Straits Times on the link (http://sasbadisb.com/download-centre/textbook) found out that the soft copies of Science textbooks for Form 3, 4 and 5 are now available to be downloaded. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Jan 11, 2019 @ 19:15

Health Ministry acts to address non-communicable diseases

The Health Ministry is focusing this year on reducing the incidence of five factors that contribute to non-communicable diseases among Malaysians, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 19:14

Penang Mufti wants state government to resolve 'cross' issue

Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor urged the state government and Penang Island City Council to explain a ‘cross’ sign at Grace Residence in Jelutong here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 11, 2019 @ 19:00

Johor task force aims to shorten processing time for motorcyclists following delays at Second Link

The Johor government’s Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB) operations task force will submit a proposed solutions to better coordinate the increased volume of outbound motorcycles since January 1, to shorten the average processing time during peak traffic hours. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 11, 2019 @ 19:00

Felda to introduce education financing scheme for young settlers: Azmin

Felda settlers are set to benefit from an education financing scheme to be introduced by Felda at the end of the first quarter of this year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 18:43

Government meets with death row prisoners and families of victims

The Government has met with the families of victims and prisoners on death row in its process to gather views and perspectives over the abolishment of the death penalty.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 11, 2019 @ 18:00

Home Ministry: Non-visa facility for Chinese, Indian tourists extended to Dec 31

The Electronic Travel Registration and Information System (eNTRI) for Chinese and Indian visitors has been extended for a year until Dec 31, through the Federal Government Gazette (Passport Order), the Home Ministry said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 11, 2019 @ 17:13

Former state govt officer remanded over scholarship embezzlement

A former administrative assistant of state government agency has been remanded for four days beginning today to facilitate investigations into alleged embezzlement of a scholarship fund amounting to RM35,400. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 15:53

No final decision on water tariff increase: Perak MB

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu called on the people in the state to remain calm as decision has yet to be made whether to increase water tariff.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Jan 11, 2019 @ 14:00

In 2019, Health Ministry resolves to cut smoking, hypertension, obesity and more

The Health Ministry has made reducing non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country its 2019 resolution as it seeks to keep Malaysia’s fitness levels from sliding further compared to regional peers.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 13:22

Jawan shouldering bigger responsibility to revive Look East Policy

Some 24 years after serving as a junior Malaysian diplomatic officer to Japan, Datuk Kennedy Jawan will return to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, this time with a bigger responsibility, especially with the Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations entering into a new wave to achieving a shared vision under the revival of the Look East Policy (LEP). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 12:55

S’gor not decided on water tariff increase

The Selangor government has not decided if the water tariff in the state would be increased this year, but promised that if it has to be done, the increase would be far less than the previous increase in electricity tariff. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 10:30

AG: Wrongdoers will face full force of the law

The full weight of the law will be applied to all wrongdoers under the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, Attorney General Tommy Thomas said at the opening of the legal year 2019 here today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Don’t abolish HRDF, says Kula

Trouble laden as it is, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) should not be abolished, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar