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ANM in the News Archive January 11 - 15,  2020

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January 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 15, 2020 @ 22:00

RM100m allocation for maintenance, upgrading of tahfiz, pondok, SAR schools

The Finance Ministry today handed over an allocation of RM100 million for maintenance and upgrading of Islamic education institutions, comprising tahfiz and pondok schools, as well as “Sekolah Agama Rakyat” (SAR), in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 15, 2020 @ 21:00

No need for PH presidential council to discuss on power transition - Lim

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council does not need to hold a special meeting on the transition of power for the post of prime minister, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 15, 2020 @ 18:00

Putrajaya appoints Tok Pa as Teraju head

Former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has been appointed as chairman of the Leading Bumiputera Agenda Unit (Teraju) under the Prime Minister’s Office, for a period of two years.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:00

Shot down: Hunting clause for licensed firearm holders to be removed, says IGP

Bukit Aman will rescind the "hunting" condition that permits 6,900 licensed firearms holders to hunt wildlife, says Tan Sri Abdul Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:00

Overwhelming response on first day of RM30 e-Tunai initiative, mobile apps report heavy traffic

Touch n' Go eWallet and Boost service providers experienced overwhelming response over the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative, causing heavy traffic on their mobile applications.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Cashless Policy Jan 15, 2020 @ 15:00

Labuan sea transport services go cashless Feb 1

Cash payment for sea transport services from Labuan to destinations in Sabah and Sarawak will soon be a thing of the past once the online payment system takes off on Feb 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Controversial Ponggal circular Jan 15, 2020 @ 14:00

Now, Jakim washes hands of ministry’s Ponggal circular

The Education Ministry and the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia each say the other is responsible for a controversial circular advising against Muslim participation in the Ponggal harvest festival.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 15, 2020 @ 14:00

Take advantage of free polio immunisation, Sabahan told

The people of Sabah including foreign nationals must take advantage of the free polio immunisation provided for children under five years old.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 15, 2020 @ 13:00

Klang MP on PM transition: Ball in your court, presidential council

Klang MP Charles Santiago has urged the Pakatan Harapan presidential council to set a clear date for the transition of power for the Prime Minister's post.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Controversial Ponggal circular Jan 15, 2020 @ 13:00

Former Perak official seeks court order to publicly gag state excos on 999-year land ownership

The Education Ministry and the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia each say the other is responsible for a controversial circular advising against Muslim participation in the Ponggal harvest festival.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Cashless Policy Jan 15, 2020 @ 12:00

Call to provide options for those who prefer cash transactions

Government departments should cater to those who prefer cash transactions.|Read more >|NST

 

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

Report: Putrajaya mulls extending PLUS concession to cut toll charges instead of selling

The government could lengthen the concession period for five major PLUS tolled roads, including the 772km North-South Expressway, as a way to reduce charges instead of the initial plan to privatise the operator, The Straits Times reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MTUC Jan 15, 2020 @ 10:00

RoS lifts suspension on MTUC

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) yesterday lifted the temporary suspension on the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), and will not take action to deregister the latter.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mandatory death sentence Jan 15, 2020 @ 07:00

Families want killers hanged

Tan, 57, was among several families of murdered victims who had come before the select committee that was set up to study and advise the government on replacing the mandatory death sentence.|Read more >|TheStar

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

We are coming for you, police warn mat rempit

Bukit Aman will focus on the mat rempit in the latest Ops Selamat, says Datuk Mazlan Mansor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Jan 15, 2020

Federal govt still needs to work closely with Sarawak on education — Teo

The federal Education Ministry still needs to work closely with its Sarawak counterpart although education is a subject under the federal government.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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Each successful applicant will receive RM30 starting January 15, 2020. Find out more >

January 14, 2020

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 14, 2020 @ 23:00

Anwar wants power transition timeline to be discussed amicably

The timeline for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down as prime minister must be discussed amicably, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 14, 2020 @ 20:00

RM23.29m in maintenance funds for Penang

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has approved a total of RM23.29 million in maintenance funds for Penang.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 14, 2020 @ 20:00

Perak ready to sign Act 672 to centralise rubbish disposal

The state government is ready to sign the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 (Act 672) to have a centralised waste park to process and recycle plastic waste.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 14, 2020 @ 19:00

Arul Kanda likely to end up as a prosecution witness

Former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief executive Arul Kanda Kandasamy's lawyers will not bother cross-examining any witness called to testify in the sovereign wealth fund audit tampering trial.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 14, 2020 @ 18:00

RM30m allocation to re-build Sentul Market: Khalid Samad

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will allocate RM30 million to re-build Sentul Market for its traders and the local community.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MA63 Jan 14, 2020 @ 18:00

Constitutional amendment must include ‘pursuant to MA63’ before GPS will vote for it, says Nancy Shukri

The proposed constitutional amendment to restore Sarawak and Sabah as equal partners in Malaysia, which will be re-tabled in March, must include the words "pursuant to the Malaysia Agreement 1963", says a Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmaker.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 14, 2020 @ 17:00

PH presidential council has necessary wisdom, says Saifuddin Nasution

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council has the wisdom to deal with issues and matters relating to the transition of the prime minister, according to PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 14, 2020 @ 16:00

MACC lodges police report over purported plot to defame chief commissioner

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) lodged a police report today against individuals allegedly planning to tarnish the reputation of the agency’s chief commissioner, Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|Malaymail

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

Each successful applicant will receive RM30 starting January 15, 2020. Find out more >

January 14, 2020

New Malaysia | Reforms Jan 14, 2020 @ 15:00

Bersih 2.0: Make Electoral Reform Committee’s interim report public

Electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 urged Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today to share the interim report of the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) with all Malaysians.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 16:00

PM: Malaysia is a rich country...but people not willing to work hard to reap the benefits

Bad values among certain quarters prevented the country from tapping into its actual potential in achieving greater economic growth.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 14, 2020 @ 16:00

Kimanis by-election: 11 police reports on bribery, defamation, treason

Police have received 11 reports in connection with the Kimanis parliamentary by-election as of today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 15:00

Reshuffling Cabinet is not an easy task, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said reshuffling the Cabinet is not an easy task as it takes time and has to be accepted by all parties in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 15:00

AGC closes sexual harassment complaint against Anwar over lack of evidence

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) announced today that it will not pursue charges over Muhammed Yusoff Rawther’s claim that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim harassed him.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Jan 14, 2020 @ 14:00

MCA hopes TAR UC grants function smoothly since Dr M is at the helm

MCA hopes things will be back to normal with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) grants, with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed taking over as acting Education Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

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

'Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council has potential to become City Council'

The Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council (MPKK) has the potential to be upgraded to City Council in the next two years.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

M'sia's first Food Bank programme distribution centre to be operational in February

The first distribution centre for the Malaysian Government's Food Bank programme is expected to be operational in February.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

Video cameras to debut in Kimanis poll

The Election Commission (EC) will be introducing video cameras to monitor all voting streams for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

Govt will do away golden shares in GLCs, if necessary: Mahathir

The government will do away with holding golden shares in government-linked companies (GLCs) if it found to be necessary, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 11:00

Dr M already has 'some ideas' to improve education system

It has been less than two weeks since Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was appointed the interim Education Minister but the premier already has "some ideas" on how to improve the education system.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 14, 2020

No bakwa from West M’sia: Import ban on pork products stands for Lunar New Year

Be warned not to bring in bakwa (Chinese pork jerky) from Peninsular Malaysia in view of the Lunar New Year celebration or face a maximum compound of RM25,000, said Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Sarawak director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

Dr M: Govt committed to reducing disparity between rich and poor

The government is committed to reducing disparities between the rich and poor through Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

Minister: Pakatan govt helps Opposition states more than BN ever did

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has extended more help to Opposition-held states compared to the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

Mahathir: I will step down immediately if PH council wants me to

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said he would step down as prime minister immediately if that is the wish of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Jan 14, 2020 @ 11:00

e-Tunai Rakyat application period starts Jan 15; free RM30 for all

Malaysians aged 18 and above, with an annual income of RM100,000 and below, will be able to apply for the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative beginning 8am tomorrow (Jan 15).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 14, 2020 @ 10:00

Shafie: Warisan-led govt paid off RM1bil debt in first year of governance

The new Sabah government has its development plans laid out clearly with implementations expected to be carried out in phases, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Rep: Johor outpatients can pick up govt medical prescriptions at malls from May

From May, government health facility outpatients in Johor are expected to be able to collect their medical prescriptions from government hospitals or health clinics, at several dedicated shopping malls.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 14, 2020 @ 09:00

What is G25’s motive in questioning Jakim’s establishment: Mujahid

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof has questioned the motive of the Group Of Ex-Civil Servants (G25) which continued to raise issues regarding the establishment of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) although they had been given a detailed explanation on the matter previously.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Bukit Aman: MACC chief to give statement on leaked 1MDB audio tapes Jan 16

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya is expected to give her statement to the police at Bukit Aman this Thursday.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

I will not be intimidated, says Latheefa

Following a move to release audio recordings involving the phone conversations of several high profile individuals last week, certain quarters are plotting to tarnish the personal reputation of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

50% discount for traffic police summonses from Jan 18

Police are offering a 50% discount for traffic offenders to settle their outstanding summonses online from Jan 18 to Feb 1, said Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 14, 2020 @ 07:00

New minimum wage gazetted

The controversial RM1,200 minimum wage has been gazetted and will officially encompass 56 city and municipal council areas from Feb 1.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Four more ETS services for CNY

KTMB will add four more ETS services for the Chinese New Year holidays, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 14, 2020

Lee: S’wak govt mulls providing fuel subsidy to bus operators to improve services

The Sarawak government is looking into the possibility of providing fuel subsidy to bus operators to help improve the stage bus services in the state, said state Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 14, 2020

Sarawak will not increase water, electricity tariffs, says Abang Johari

Sarawak will not increase its water and electricity tariffs after the federal government recently announced that other states in the country would revise their tariffs this year, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 13, 2020 @ 23:00

Criminal plot in motion to damage my reputation, claims Latheefa

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya claimed that a criminal plot has been set against her over the nine audio recordings which she had released to the media on Jan 8.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 13, 2020 @ 22:00

Dr M says review needed before deciding on Education Ministry

Acting Education Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he will not make any decisions concerning the Education Ministry before looking deep into the problems plaguing the ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 13, 2020 @ 22:00

Bersatu to act against any errant member over drug case: Mahathir

Bersatu today warned of action against any member of the party who has broken the law if they were among the 17 people arrested yesterday in a drug case, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 13, 2020 @ 15:00

Guan Eng: Government to adopt 'considerate approach' towards taxpayers

The government needs to achieve an equilibrium to increase revenue through tax collections while at the same time not burden taxpayers, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 13, 2020 @ 21:00

Some former Umno leaders allowed to contest in first Bersatu party polls

Some former Umno leaders who have crossed-over to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) may be allowed to contest in the upcoming party elections.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 13, 2020 @ 19:00

180,000 affordable homes to be built in Penang by 2030: Jagdeep

The Penang government targeted to build 180,000 affordable housing units in the state by 2030, state Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman, Jagdeep Singh Deo said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Jan 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Electoral Reform Committee presents interim report to PM

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) presented its interim report on electoral reforms to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 13, 2020 @ 17:00

IRB to zero in on foreign tax evaders

Foreigners who have been raking it in, beware. The taxman is after you.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 13, 2020 @ 17:00

DPM: Putrajaya working on plan to address child marriage

The government is drawing up a comprehensive strategic plan to identify and address the cause of underage or child marriages.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 13, 2020 @ 17:00

Government approves Tamiflu for private clinics

The government has approved an alternative supply of one million Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to treat flu caused by the Influenza A virus for private clinics, which could benefit 100,000 patients.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 13, 2020 @ 16:00

Muhyiddin: I'm leaving it to the police to probe rep's arrest

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says he will not interfere with the investigation in connection with the arrest of Adhif Syan Abdullah and 16 others.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 13, 2020 @ 15:00

More Anjung Kasih visitor's accommodation centres to be built at hospitals

More Anjung Kasih visitor shelters will be set up at hospitals for families of patients to stay.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 13, 2020 @ 15:00

Sarawak green-lights oil exploration by state-owned Petros

The state government has issued a permit to state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) to undertake oil and gas exploration on-shore in the Miri and Limbang Divisions, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 13, 2020 @ 14:00

'Recordings won't affect Najib's cases'

The release of audio recordings involving shocking conversations regarding the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal has raised many questions, not least on whether it will have any impact on the criminal charges faced by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 13, 2020 @ 14:00

Syed Saddiq: Ministry officer implicated in drug bust to be suspended

The Youth and Sports Ministry officer who was among those arrested at a private party will be suspended pending the police investigation, says Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 13, 2020 @ 13:00

RM1,200 minimum wage gazetted, takes effect Feb 1

The RM1,200 minimum wage has been gazetted by the government, and will take effect across 56 council and municipal council areas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 13, 2020 @ 10:00

Disclosure of audios by MACC chief Latheefa: Legal or not?

The recent disclosure of a clutch of videos by MACC chief Latheefa Koya (pix) has predictably attracted wide public comments. Concerns raised include such issues as the right to privacy and right of an accused to a fair trial. In short, issues that deal with human rights, which are within the remit of this society.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

CM insists Sarawak will get its oil and gas back from Petronas

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has vowed to get Sarawak’s oil and gas back from national oil company Petronas legally.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Electronic surveillance legal but subject to safeguards: Liew

Electronic surveillance in the country is legal, but subject to adequate protection to prevent abuse, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 13, 2020

‘Minimum wage applies to foreign workers too’

The implementation of the new RM1,200 monthly minimum wage in 57 city and municipal councils in the country on Feb 1 applies to both local and foreign workers.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

‘We need to consider both sides’

The government needs to consider the needs of both smokers and non-smokers, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fuel subsidy Jan 13, 2020 @ 07:00

Fuel subsidy registration in second quarter of year

The petrol subsidy programme (PSP) for the medium-income household (M40) group will be open for registration in the second quarter of this year, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 13, 2020

‘Faster approval for land title registration soon’

The Sarawak Land and Survey Department will implement the ‘Same Day Registration Approved’ initiative for land title and instrument registration, sometime in the middle of this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 13, 2020

CM: S’wak govt to consider Sheda’s Strata Title minimum land size appeal

The Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association’s (Sheda) appeal for the Strata Title minimum land size in major cities to be reviewed will be taken into consideration, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 13, 2020

PSS not in RCI report – Maximus

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili has rubbished the present government’s claims that the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) was conceived by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Mohamaddin: Aid to Sabah school not from Tourism Ministry

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi today said the aid which was announced for Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bongawan II was through his allocation as minister and not from his ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

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January 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 12, 2020 @ 22:00

Beware the three categories of quack doctors

Police issued a scam alert ‘Beware of Fake Doctors’, last month which was also shared on the Public Health Malaysia Facebook page.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 12, 2020 @ 22:00

Give GP clinics priority to get vaccine supply: MMA

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has asked for general practitioners (GPs) to be given priority in getting vaccine supplies, saying they are the first point of contact and are close to the community.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru redevelopment Jan 12, 2020 @ 20:00

Minister: Kampung Baru development plan can be finalised by June

The Federal Territories Ministry is optimistic that the Kampung Baru Development Plan will be finalised by June this year based on the feedback received from the landowners.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 12, 2020 @ 20:00

Sabah govt mulls new district office in Kimanis

The Sabah government is looking into the possibility of setting up a new district office in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency to make it easier for residents who now perform government-related transactions in two different districts.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 12, 2020 @ 20:00

Syed Saddiq: Ministry to focus on improving sports facilities in rural, semi-rural areas

The Youth and Sports Ministry will focus on upgrading and constructing sports infrastructure in rural and semi-rural areas, in a bid to enable a larger portion of Malaysians to benefit from such facilities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 12, 2020 @ 19:00

Ministry to assist developer in attracting civil servants to purchase homes in Kelantan

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will assist the developer of the Sireh Residence housing project here for government servants, to attract more purchasers from the civil service.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 12, 2020 @ 19:00

Big plans ahead for Penang Port

Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) will spend RM350 million over the next three years to boost export trade growth, especially from Southern Thailand, through the North Butterworth Terminal Container (NBCT).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 12, 2020 @ 16:00

Pahang MB: New quit rent rate will not burden low-income earners

The new quit rent implemented in Pahang this year will not burden those in the lower income groups, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 12, 2020 @ 16:00

Hishammuddin calls PH, Warisan 'desperate'; Muhyiddin 'irresponsible'

Barisan Nasional (BN) has found that security is a common concern among Kimanis constituents and people in the rest of Malaysia, Umno former vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 12, 2020 @ 15:00

Mara will continue aid for rural entrepreneurs: Rina

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun has quashed rumours that Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) would stop giving aid to entrepreneurs in the rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 12, 2020 @ 14:00

EC should take action against election offences in Kimanis by-election, says Dr Wee

The Malaysian Election Commission (EC) should take action against those who commit election offences in the days leading up to the Kimanis by-election, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Jan 12, 2020 @ 13:00

MACC to charge EMGS chairman in court Monday (Jan 13)

Education Malaysia Global Service chairman Datuk Abdul.Rahman Mohamed Shariff will be taken to court on Monday (Jan 13) to face charges.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Minister says law enforcement agencies cannot unilaterally conduct electronic surveillance

MORAL and ethical questions come into play on the heels of the release of audio recordings of conversations between former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his associates over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.|Read more >|NST

 

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

Azmin wants to focus on Apec 2020 summit

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said he wants to focus on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) 2020 Summit scheduled at the end of this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Pahang govt ready to meet those who consider new quit rent too high

The Pahang government is ready to consider appeals from industry players who feel the new quit rent which came into effect this year is too high.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-wallet Jan 12, 2020 @ 07:00

Loke: Forget cash, e-wallet is safer

For years, the Tow Kee Hakka Mee stall at Pasar Besar here has served one of the best Hakka mee in the city.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 12, 2020 @ 07:00

Some back Dr M, some prefer a professional

Malaysians on social media are having mixed feelings about Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new role as the acting Education Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 12, 2020 @ 07:00

Landscape law proposed

A new law is being mooted by the National Landscape Department to protect natural surroundings and ensure enough land is reserved for landscaping.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib's audio recordings Jan 12, 2020 @ 07:00

‘Latheefa must explain why audio involving ex-PM were released publicly’

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has joined the fray in asking Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to explain why she publicly played audio clips of conversations involving a former premier.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 12, 2020

Age limit may be raised for polio immunisation – Poon

The Ministry of Health and People’s Wellbeing is planning to increase the age limit for oral polio immunisation recipients from children below five years old to children below 12 or 15.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 12, 2020

Sabah focuses on downstream sector to create jobs – CM

The Sabah government is committed to ensuring that the state’s natural resources are fully utilised to provide employment opportunities to the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 12, 2020

Azis takes Hisham to task for linking Tanduo incident to PSS

Deputy Home Affairs Minister, Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman has reminded former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein not to link the Tanduo incident with the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) issue.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 12, 2020

PSS holders not qualified to apply for PR, citizenship – Muhyiddin

Holders of Sabah Temporary Pass or Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS) are still categorised as immigrants without travel documents and hence, not qualified to apply for an entry permit, permanent resident status or citizenship, according to Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Dr M: Latheefa's release of recordings similar to police displaying seized items

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya’s move in releasing audio recordings of alleged criminal conspiracy is no different from the public display of items seized from Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 12, 2020 @ 00:00

Dr M: Interim education minister only temporary

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed that he will cease being the interim education minister once a suitable person is found to take over as the minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 12, 2020 @ 00:00

Azis Jamman slams Ahmad Zahid over Sabah Temporary Pass issue

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman has hit out at former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for denying that the idea to implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) actually came from Barisan Nasional (BN).|Read more >|Malaymail

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January 11, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 11, 2020 @ 20:00

Malaysia still lacks paediatric palliative care

 The country is still lacking paediatric palliative care and services to cater the needs of the patients, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 11, 2020 @ 18:00

Sabah to intensify polio immunisation efforts in three areas

The Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Ministry will intensify polio immunisation efforts in three areas comprising Tuaran, Sandakan and Kinabatangan which have seen polio cases reported over the last month.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 11, 2020 @ 19:00

Muhyiddin: PSS is not a 'license' to citizenship

The proposed Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) is not a "license" to obtain Malaysian citizenship, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Anti-Pakatan rally Jan 11, 2020 @ 18:00

Anti-Pakatan rally to be held next month, demands include PM, MACC chief and AG to go

An informal coalition of pro-Opposition NGOs and grassroots activists will protest in the city on February 22, to pressure the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to heed their demands.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: SPCT Jan 11, 2020 @ 18:00

SPCT set for major extension next month, says Guan Eng

The development of the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) over four phases at RM500 million will begin next month, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 11, 2020 @ 18:00

DBKL to work with KPKT in setting up designated smoking areas

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today said that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will work closely with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) in the setting up of designated smoking areas in public places in the city.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 11, 2020 @ 17:00

Sabah to utilise natural resources to create job opportunities: Shafie

The Sabah government is committed to ensuring that the state’s natural resources are fully utilised to provide employment opportunities to the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 11, 2020 @ 17:00

Six months grace period for cash transactions at Kedah immigration department

While the move towards cashless transactions has commenced in government departments in Kedah, the public can still pay with cash at least until in the middle of the year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Smoking ban Jan 11, 2020 @ 17:00

Health Ministry welcomes move to set up special smoking areas

The Health Ministry has welcomed the move by Housing and Local Government Ministry to set up special smoking zones within commercial areas and food courts.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 11, 2020 @ 16:00

G25 finds formation of Jakim, National Council of Islamic Affairs unconstitutional

The creation of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the National Council of Islamic Affairs (NCIA) is not provided for by the Federal Constitution, pro-moderate group G25 posited today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 11, 2020 @ 14:00

Health Care Scheme for B40 is a game changer: Dzulkefly

The Health Care Scheme for Group B40 (PeKa B40), implemented since April last year, is one of the key initiatives that has become a game changer in healthcare in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Jan 11, 2020 @ 10:00

Hishammuddin: Mat Sabu 'clueless' about Sabah security plans

Former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has hit out at his successor, Mohamad Sabu, whom he says is not paying serious attention to security in Sabah.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 11, 2020 @ 10:00

E-Tunai disbursement from Jan 15 to March 14

Malaysians who are 18-years-old and above and earning less than RM100,000 a year are eligible to receive RM30 worth of e-Tunai in digital wallets or eWallet from Jan 15 to March 14.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

So, what can we expect with Dr M back as (acting) education minister?

The Cabinet’s announcement yesterday that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been appointed the acting education minister ― effective from January 3, right after Maszlee Malik quit the post ― has left a bad taste in some people’s mouths.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

How effective was your MP in Parliament? Find out here

We all have a stake in tracking the performance of our elected representatives, including our Members of Parliament (MPs).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

MPs mostly asked about socio-economic development

The development gap between rural and urban areas as well as problems faced by the poor topped the list of questions that Members of Parliament asked during the last Dewan Rakyat meeting.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

Chinese community hopes to see more progress

The minority group of Chinese voters hope to see more positive changes in terms of development and policies, saying that much more could be done to develop Kimanis and the towns.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

Warisan and BN get positive responses

As campaigning hits the halfway mark, both Parti Warisan Sabah and Barisan Nasional are each claiming they have the upper hand based on the reception from voters.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

Mixed reaction from political circle

The Prime Minister’s extra role as the acting Education Minister was greeted with mixed feeling, with many hoping that he would be able to resolve the issues plaguing the ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

Higher education sector feels optimistic

The higher education sector looks forward to working with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in tackling many issues facing the industry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 11, 2020 @ 07:00

Stakeholders want to see speedy changes

Stakeholders want to see changes fast with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad taking on the role of acting Education Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 11, 2020

Can Dr Mahathir serve effectively as PM and interim Education Minister?

In serving as interim education minister, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad looks like he has a hard time in getting a suitable candidate for the post, opined Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PM, interim Education Minister Jan 11, 2020

Chai perturbed by Dr Mahathir holding another ministerial position

The appointment of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as interim Education Minister is another disappointment as Pakatan Harapan (PH) has again failed to deliver its promises in the PH manifesto, said Sarawak United Association Chinese Aided Primary School Boards of Management secretary-general Jonathan Chai.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 11, 2020

PSS to use biometric iris recognition system – CM

The Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) used to monitor immigrants in the state will use biometric iris recognition system, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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