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Jan 20, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 20, 2019 @ 23:36

Mat Sabu to take legal action against Khairy

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu will take legal action against Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin for continuing to issue defamatory statements regarding his alleged use of the Armed Forces’ helicopter to campaign in the Cameron Highlands by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Amendments Jan 20, 2019 @ 23:00

Legal expert: Sedition Act should be retained

The Sedition Act 1948 is an extraordinary set of legislation which has to be retained to protect the country’s security, says legal expert Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2019 @ 20:37

Solving Kelantan's stray cattle problem

The problem of stray cattle in the state’s Pasir Putih and Rantau Panjang districts has caught the attention of Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Jan 20, 2019 @ 20:08

Felda new generation home issues will be solved soon - Azmin

When Rosly Salleh received the keys to his new unit at Felda's New Generation Housing Project in Sungai Koyan in May last year, the 64-year-old was eager to move into the three-room units.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Jan 20 2019 @ 18:23

Credit for increase in 2018 tax collection goes to BN and not Pakatan, claims Wee

The increase in the amount of tax collected in 2018 is not because of any Pakatan Harapan strategy, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2019 @ 17:56

Ministry to call for bids for flame-resistant wear soon

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will be calling for tenders to supply flame-resistant wear to the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) on Jan 23. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL Jan 20, 2019 @ 17:13

Facilities for disabled folks in KL to be increased

Facilities for city folks with disabilities will be increased in stages to ensure they can carry out their daily affairs more comfortably, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 20, 2019 @ 14:52

IRB achieves highest direct tax revenue of RM137 billion in 2018

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) created history by achieving the highest collection of direct taxes of RM137.035 billion in 2018, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Jan 20, 2019 @ 12:00

Report: Company to spearhead third national car project to be selected Jan 28

Putrajaya will be selecting the company to spearhead Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for a third national car on January 28, alongside its vendors for manufacturing, Berita Harian (BH) reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 20 2019 @ 11:56

Orang Asli are equal in the eyes of the law, says Waytha

The Orang Asli community in Peninsular Malaysia are equal in the eyes of the law and their ancestors were the first inhabitants of the nation, says P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2019 @ 10:08

Detailed study before needed before implementation of teen curfew: Mujahid

The authorities concerned need an in-depth detailing to ensure that the proposal to impose a curfew to curb drug abuse among those under 18 could be implemented, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 20, 2019 @ 09:23

Covering Camerons is tough

AS a journalist, covering the Cameron Highlands by-election comes with unique challenges. On top of the list is the remoteness of some Orang Asli settlements, which leaves reporters struggling to determine whether they are accessible by all vehicles.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 20 2019 @ 07:00

Chinese voters unhappy with poor economic planning

Poor economic planning, rising prices and corruption are among the top three concerns raised by respondents of a survey in Cameron Highlands.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 20, 2019 

GPS a new dawn for Sarawak

Sarawak finally has its own local-based political coalition in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) after 55 years in Malaysia – one that views itself as a partner to the federal government, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Jan 19, 2019 ​​

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 22:14

Sabah to form special committee to study SESB takeover

The state government will form a special committee to detail the transition period in the takeover of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 21:07

PDC not taken over by economic affairs ministry: Chow

The Penang government has refuted claims that the Economic Affairs Ministry has taken control of the Penang Development Corporation (PDC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 21:00

In-depth detailing necessary for the implementation of teen curfew, says Mujahid

The authorities concerned need an in-depth detailing to ensure that the proposal to impose a curfew to curb drug abuse among those under 18 could be implemented, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 20:37

Free wifi service in Penang to be suspended from Feb 13

The Penang Free WiFi (PFW) service will be suspended beginning Feb 13 due to its poor Internet speeds. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Dr M admits political detention under ISA wrong, claims wanted it abolished

The Malaysian government’s detention of political rivals under the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 decades ago was “wrong”, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said.​ |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 | Jan 19, 2019 

MA63 report after six months – AG

Attorney General of Malaysia Tommy Thomas said the steering committee looking into the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) issue were expected to complete their deliberation in six months, that is by the end of June. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 17:07

Our election system proves we uphold democracy: Tun M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the election system practised by Malaysia has proven that the country upholds democracy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 17:05

Ministry gives disabled community a chance to be self-reliant

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) has opened up employment opportunities for the disabled community at the Selera Jemari Cafe located on Level 2 of the ministry’s building here. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 16:47

State govts asked to submit list of suitable land for PPR units

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government wants each state government to submit suitable land sites for the development of the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 19, 2019 @ 16:17

Cameron Highlands: Check registration info in advance, EC advises voters

The Election Commission (EC) has advised voters in Cameron Highlands to check their voter-registration information prior to the polling day on Jan 26.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 16:00

Dr M: No wrongdoing by Huawei in Malaysia

China's major telecommunications equipment giant Huawei has not been found to have done any wrongdoing in Malaysia, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia |  New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 15:55

Dr Mahathir: Only people we like can come to Malaysia

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad firmly defended Malaysia’s blanket ban on all Israelis participating in events in the World Para Swimming Championships in July.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 12:00

Portal by ex-Utusan reporters raises questions on TV AlHijrah's board appointments

 A fledgling portal set up by former Utusan Malaysia journalists today raised questions over the alleged delay in appointments of board members for government-owned Islamic broadcasting station TV AlHijrah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 11:53

Women's ministry baby dumping poster heavily criticised

A poster uploaded on the Twitter account of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has been criticised for stating that among the reasons for baby dumping was due to a lack of religious upbringing. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 19, 2019 @ 09:30

Six MPs' rep denies plans to 'U-turn' back to Umno

The six MPs who last month quit Umno have no intentions of returning to the former ruling party, their spokesman has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 09:17

Kelantan gov't sued to protect rights of Temiar in Gua Musang: Waytha

The lawsuit filed by the Attorney-General’s office yesterday against the Kelantan state government was prompted by deep concerns that the Temiar Orang Asli’s land rights have been violated by the Kelantan state administration.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 19, 2019 @ 08:39

Sabah views seriously citizenship for indigenous people: Shafie

The Sabah government takes a serious view of indigenous people living in rural areas who are yet to be made citizens. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2019 @ 07:30

Bangsar South’ officially reverts to Kg Kerinchi in win for identity, tradition

For descendants of Indonesian migrants who started settling down circa the 1870s at what is now known as Jalan Pantai Baharu, the area was always known as Kampung Kerinchi ― which was named after their ethnic group. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Najib: Pahang govt has projects lined up for Orang Asli villages

The Pahang government already has plans for development projects to help the Orang Asli here, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 18, 2019 

Ministry to launch agriculture blueprint this year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry will launch the Sabah agriculture blueprint this year.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Jan 18, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 18, 2019 @ 20:41

A-G’s Chambers files civil suit to protect Orang Asli land rights

The Federal Government will be taking legal action on behalf of Orang Asli against the Kelantan government as it recognises that it has a constitutional role and legal responsibility to protect and promote the community’s well-being and progress.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Jan 18, 2019 @ 19:37

Umno, PAS to join forces in Semenyih by-election

Umno and PAS are to join forces in the campaign for the Semenyih state by-election set for March 2, according to Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.​​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 18, 2019 @ 17:50

EC needs to review voting period for Camerons by-election: Annuar

The Election Commission (EC) has been asked to review the voting period at some of the polling centres (PDM) for the Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan 26. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 18, 2019 @ 17:40

Putrajaya to return state electricity firm to Sabah, says minister

Putrajaya has agreed to returning utility company Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) to the Sabah government, said Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 18, 2019 @ 16:27

Sarawak DAP objects to reducing UTC operating hours

Sarawak DAP does not agree to the proposal by the Finance Ministry to reduce the operating hours of Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) in Sarawak. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:52

Lim denies promising Camerons’ development to garner voter support

Finance Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today denied that he had promised development in Cameron Highlands to garner support for Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:47

Kula: Ministry hoping to amend 'outdated' labour laws in coming Parliament sitting

The Human Resources Ministry is seeking to amend three acts, which it deems outdated, at the next Parliament sitting in March.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:43

MCA: Dr Mahathir brings back cronyism

The return of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister has brought back cronyism, claims MCA. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:30

Home minister: Immigration DG change not linked to project cancellation

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has dismissed as baseless the allegation that the recent change of the director-general of immigration was linked to the government's decision to cancel the National Immigration Control System (SKIN) concession agreement. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:30

Putrajaya moots separate law on domestic workers

The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) proposed today forming legislation governing domestic workers separately instead of having it as part of the Employment Act 1955 |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:26

Works Ministry to expand slope maintenance, rehabilitative works on roads leading to Camerons

The slope maintenance and rehabilitative works on roads leading to Cameron Highlands will be expended to enhance safety as well as comfort of both locals and tourists.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | GST Jan 18, 2019 @ 15:08

Govt in process of paying GST, income tax refunds

The government is now in the process of repaying the tax refund arrears amounting to RM37 billion, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Putrajaya appoints companies to help raise RM7.5b samurai bonds

The Finance Ministry has appointed joint lead arrangers to spearhead efforts to raise ¥200 billion (RM7.52 billion) in samurai bonds in Japan. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 18, 2019 @ 13:42

Education Ministry waiting for report on teachers staying away from their families

The Education Ministry is waiting for detailed reports from State Education Departments nationwide to identify teachers who live and teach far from their respective families.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | FELDA Jan 18, 2019 @ 13:30

Felda denies delay in disbursing RM77m aid to settlers, says complaints about ‘salaries’

 State plantation agency Felda today clarified that it has paid out RM77 million in special aid allocated by Putrajaya to over 35,000 cash-strapped farmers, following recent controversy over delayed payments. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Wishlist Jan 18, 2019 @ 13:22

Pemenang to government: Establish 'Constitutional Court'

Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang (Pemenang) has proposed to the government to establish the 'Constitutional Court' (mahkamah perlembagaan) to promptly handle cases which undermine the country's constitution.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 18, 2019 @ 13:15

Education needs of Orang Asli in Cameron Highlands will be looked into

The Education ministry will work closely with the Pahang Education department to look into the needs and requirements at Orang Asli schools in Cameron Highlands..|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:51

M’sia-Japan ties will soar to new level with Look East Policy 2.0

Malaysia-Japan relations, which saw tremendous progress since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1957, will be elevated to a new level, with the Look East Policy (LEP) 2.0 paving the way to a vast range of opportunities, says Malaysia’s Ambassador-Designate to Japan, Datuk Kennedy Jawan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:09

MCMC improving telecommunications services in Orang Asli settlements: Gobind

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today gave the assurance that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is improving the telecommunications and broadband services in the interior areas including Orang Asli settlements. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:55

Wisma Putra denies giving 'unofficial blessing' for Johor MB's boat ride

The Foreign Ministry has denied that its minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah gave Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian his "unofficial blessing" to visit the Johor Baru port in Malaysia's territorial waters.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:54

Water tariff increase way to better services and prudent consumers

The government’s move to raise the water tariff this year will allow water services operators to increase their management and maintenance capabilities to better meet consumers’ need for quality treated water. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:38

Semenyih by-election polling day set for March 2: EC

The Election Commission (EC) has fixed March 2 as polling day for the Semenyih by-election.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 18, 2019 

Log export ban on the cards

The Sarawak government plans to gradually reduce log exports up until a time when a total ban is imposed, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Jan 18, 2019 @ 09:07

Inquest into Adib’s death begins today

The case management on the inquest to determine the cause of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death will be held at the sessions court here today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Syed Saddiq vows to ensure holistic development of sports

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has denied claims that his ministry was only concerned with e-Sports, ignoring the welfare of other national athletes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Most Malaysian not in favour of curfew plan

Most Malaysians are not in favour of imposing a curfew on those under 18 years old, even if many agree that the intention to combat social ills among youth was a good one. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: HRDF Jan 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Panel set up for HRDF clean-up

The Human Resources Development Fund is to undergo a complete overhaul. A committee has been set up to ensure the fund is rid of weaknesses and misuse of power among senior staff members as well as a promise by its new chairman to personally deal with allegations of graft. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 18, 2019 

Timber exports stopped to meet needs of local factories — Mohd Shafie

The decision taken by the state government to stop timber exports was to meet the needs of the wood-based industry in Sabah, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​​

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 23:37

Exco: Penang to be smoke-free in five years

Penang plans to gazette the entire state as a smoke-free area in the next five years, in an effort to become a smoke-free island, said Dr Afif Bahardin. |Read more >|NST

 

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Jan 17, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 21:14

EC lodges police report after Cameron Highlands ballot papers are viralled

The Election Commission (EC) lodged a police report on the distribution of ballot papers for the Cameron Highlands by-election which went viral on the social media. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: CCM Jan 17, 2019 @ 21:08

MACC raids CCM headquarters for a third time in a week

Graft investigators raided the Companies Commission of Malaysia on Thursday (Jan 17) - the third time in a week.
|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Jan 17, 2019 @ 20:32

Guidelines for private sector to allow Muslim staff to perform prayers

The Human Resources Ministry has released guidelines for private sector employers which would allow Muslim staff members to spend at least 20 minutes daily to perform their prayers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 20:18

Harsher penalties for smuggling yields positive results

Harsher fines and jail terms for the sale of smuggled cigarettes and liquor under the recent amendments to the Customs Act 1967 and Excise Act 1976 has yielded a positive outcome. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 21:07

Sabah govt offers Batu Putih PPR units to Kampung Tinusa 1 residents

The Sabah State Government is offering Batu Putih People’s Housing Project (PPR) units near here to about 180 residents of Kampung Tinusa 1 who have been forced to move from the village on a court order. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Jan 17, 2019 @ 19:20

Sabah employers must comply with minimum wage ruling: Labour Dept

The Sabah Labour Department (JTK) has urged all employers in the state to comply with the nation’s minimum wage requirements of RM1,100 or RM5.29 per hour effective Jan 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 17, 2019 @ 19:09

Govt to outlaw ketum growing

Soon, it will be an offence to plant ketum without permission. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today that growers would be required to get the approval of the local authorities and Health Ministry.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 17, 2019 @ 19:00

Guan Eng: Felda settlers to get answers on late payments this week

Felda settlers will get to know the answers over the delay in the late distribution of arrears from Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali when he visits Sungai Koyan, this week. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 16:44

To prevent social ills, government mulls curfew for those aged under 18

Imposing a curfew on those who are under 18 years old may help prevent them from getting involved in social ills, particularly drugs.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 16:35

Malanjum: Laws on indigenous people need audit check to ascertain if it benefits them

Malaysian laws on indigenous people should be audited to check if they are in line with requirements under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Undrip).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 17, 2019 @ 16:30

Najib holds Goldman Sachs accountable for 1MDB scandal

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said US banking giant, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, should take responsibility if it had failed to take care of 1Malaysia Development Board’s (1MDB) interests. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 17, 2019 @ 16:00

B10 programme mandatory for petrol stations by Feb 2019, minister says

Petrol stations nationwide will have to switch to B10 biodiesel from the current B7 diesel blend by February 2019, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Stat Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 16:00

Penang to maintain free water supply for poor, CM says amid tariff revision

The proposed Penang water tariff rate review will not affect the lower income group, especially those under the Projek Perumahan Rakyat Termiskin (PPRT) scheme, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 15:45

Chong to meet Finance Ministry to discuss UTCs operating hours in Sarawak

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen will meet with the Finance Ministry soon to discuss the suitable operating hours for Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 15:00

DPM: Drug users who volunteer for rehab will not have criminal record

Drug users who voluntarily seek treatment and rehabilitation will not have any criminal records, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 14:53

Saifuddin gives thumbs up to Umno Youth for setting up secretariat to check prices

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry today lauded Umno Youth's initiative in setting up a secretariat to monitor prices of essential goods. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 14:41

Economic Affairs Ministry developing blueprint for Malaysia's future growth

The Economic Affairs Ministry (MEA) has begun preparing a post-2020 development framework to chart the long-term direction of the nation’s socio-economic progress.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 14:00

Penang Structure Plan 2030 to be gazetted before June, says exco

The reviewed Penang Structure Plan 2030 (PSP 2030) will be gazetted before June year, according to state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: IRB Jan 17, 2019 @ 14:00

IRB: Income from paid reviews, brand endorsement taxable

Internet celebrities and other individuals — including minors — who earn income from paid reviews, brand endorsements and businesses conducted via the social media are subject to income tax, if they earn more than RM5,000 a month. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Jan 17, 2019 @ 13:47

MCMC to monitor social media comments on monarchy: Gobind

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will monitor all social media information and content on the institution of the monarchy, especially ahead of the election and proclamation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 13:23

Ministry looking into providing more fireproof suits for Fire and Rescue Department

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking into getting 9,000 fireproof suits for the Fire and Rescue Department through a new tender, from the initial plan of 6,000 units. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 13:00

32 agencies now under Economic Affair Ministry

Carved out from under the Finance Ministry for greater development clout post-2020, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) today announced that it is in charge of 32 government agencies. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 12:47

No benefit in sensationalising Penang 'cross' building incident: Mujahid

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the viralled incident of a Penang building’s façade’s briefly lit up to form a giant cross symbol should not be sensationalised. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Jan 17, 2019 @ 12:43

Gobind announces five-year Strategic Plan of Communications and Multimedia Minister

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today announced the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan for the ministry and its departments and agencies that encompasses six strategic thrusts. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 12:34

Xavier: No crony business in river sand export licence issuance

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar has rubbished an online report alleging that he issued licences to four companies to export river sand because they are linked to him.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 17, 2019 @ 12:06

Defence Ministry: Of course, we're taking care of veterans

The Defence Ministry has rubbished allegations that the Pakatan Harapan government has forsaken Armed Forces veterans.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:34

Hostel food tender: Contractor in remand for seven days

A contractor is in remand for seven days from today to facilitate investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly submitting false document to obtain tenders to supply food , worth RM2.26 million, to school hostels here for the period between 2017 and 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 17, 2019 

Local farmers allowed to sell outside Sandakan Central Market

The Sandakan Municipal Council (SMC) will allow local farmers to sell their produce from 9pm until 5am daily, outside Sandakan Central Market here. |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​​

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:00

How much do minimum wage earners spend on groceries? Study shows 40pc is ‘average’

If you live in Malaysia on minimum wage, chances are nearly 40 per cent of your salary will go to groceries, according to a study by e-commerce firm Picodi released today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2019 @ 09:49

Creating a digital edge for Malaysia

The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), which will provide high-speed Internet broadband to those living in rural and suburban areas, will create a competitive environment to uplift their economic status. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 17, 2019 @ 07:40

MACC detains three civil servants, supplier

Four individuals including three civil servants were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after being suspected of being involved in corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election | Jan 17, 2019 @ 07:00

PAS sits out of Semenyih by-election, throws support for BN

PAS will not be contesting in the Semenyih by-election but will throw its support behind Barisan Nasional.|Read more > |TheStar

 

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

Waiting for cheaper, faster broadband

Seven months after the implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP), Internet users are still waiting for higher broadband speeds at good prices.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 17, 2019 

Backlog payment of rubber incentive to be resolved soon

Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong said the backlog payment of rubber production incentive (IPG) to smallholders would be resolved soon.  |Read more >|BorneoPost ​​​​​

 

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New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 23:32

Most complaints on hike in food, drink prices

Complaints on rising food and beverage prices dominate the average of 4,000 complaints received by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) every month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: DBKL Jan 16, 2019 @ 23:27

Company that constructed building on govt land in Medan Imbi asked to explain

The company that constructed a building on two lots of land belonging to the government in Medan Imbi, Bukit Bintang is given up to Jan 31 to come forward and give an explanation, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 16, 2019 @ 23:25

MACC to check with UK firm if 6,000 fireproof suits worth RM13mil are fake

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is trying to establish if the 6,000 fireproof suits purchased by the Fire and Rescue Department in 2016 for a whopping RM13.5 million are fake. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Jan 16, 2019 @ 21:30

Wee slams Pakatan over 'broken promises' about SJKC schools

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) has slammed Pakatan Harapan over its "broken promise" to construct or relocate 26 Chinese primary schools (SJKCs).
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 20:55

Govt adopts an inclusive approach in contributing to non-profit educational institutions: Lim

The government adopts an inclusive approach in considering contributions to non-profit educational institutions, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 20:53

Water tariffs expected to increase in Terengganu: MB

Consumers in Terengganu may have to pay higher water tariffs like in other states as it has not raised the rates in the last 22 years. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 16, 2019 @ 20:00

KPDNHEP to discuss with Education Ministry over higher food prices at school canteens

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will discuss complaints regarding higher food prices at school canteens with the Education Ministry. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 16, 2019 @ 19:00

Guan Eng says being labelled 'anti-Chinese' by critics in Cameron Highlands campaign

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that several parties who are unhappy with the government’s initiative to help Chinese private schools and the New Era University College are merely trying to paint the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration in a bad light to incite racial tensions with two weeks to the Cameron Highlands by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 16, 2019 @ 18:00

No longer PM, Najib now vows to fight for lowly-paid cabbies

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today stood up for low-income taxi drivers in the country, pleading with the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) to provide them with cheap homes in public housing schemes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Jan 16, 2019 @ 16:12

Two Felda officers remanded over false claims

Two Felda officers are in remand for five days beginning Wednesday (Jan 16) for allegedly submitting false claims in connection with the construction of retaining wall for settlers' houses at Felda Trolak Selatan, Sungkai.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 16, 2019 @ 15:59

Ministry to deploy more special education teachers

The Education Ministry will increase the number of special education teachers in schools facing a shortage of such teaching staff in line with the Zero Reject Policy (ZRP).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 15:42

Most state govts agree to increase water tariff: Xavier

The water tariff is expected to be increased this year, with most state governments having agreed to it, according to Water, Land Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 16, 2019 @ 15:09

Public invited to submit proposals to improve education system

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

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New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 15:00

Ministry directive for local authorities in fight against rabies

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has instructed the local authorities in the rabies-infected areas of Perak to undertake proper planning to address the situation. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 12:50

20pc water tariff increase not fixed, minister assures Malaysians

Dr Xavier Jayakumar today said the government has not decided on a proposed 20 per cent ceiling cap in the much-talked-about water tariff rate hike. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 16, 2019 @ 12:20

IGP: Police mobile app contributed to nationwide crime index decline last year

The police’s Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) mobile app and its million-strong users have been credited with the drop in the nationwide crime index in 2018. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:20

Azeez pleads not guilty to corruption, money laundering

Former Tabung Haji (TH) chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim claimed trial today to 12 charges of corruption and money laundering in government projects worth RM144.5 million. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Ministry: ‘Victim blaming’ infographics in Year Three textbook will be removed

The Education Ministry has taken immediate steps to revise certain infographics on a Year Three Physical and Health Education textbook as they could be misconstrued. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 16, 2019 @ 08:28

Ministry to impose fees on plastic importing companies

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will impose new fees on local plastic importers, namely, licence fee, verification fee and charges on each tonne of imported plastic within a month from now. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Jan 16, 2019 @ 08:19

Set up RCI to investigate smuggling of drugs into prison: Gerakan

Gerakan has called upon the government to establish a Royal Commision of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the case of a syndicate smuggling drugs into the Simpang Renggam prison. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption | Jan 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Ex-officer ‘siphoned’ RM2.5mil in scholarships for poor students

A former assistant administrator with the Melaka State Education Trust Fund was remanded for allegedly syphoning off RM2.5mil meant for scholarships for poor students, Kosmo! reported. |Read more >|TheStar