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36 Critical Illnesses Health Insurance Coverage for B40

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Jan 25, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Jan 25, 2019 @ 21:12

Agro Ministry to set new direction; Fama to build hypermarket

The Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry is set to chart a new course by unveiling its agenda, focusing on food security and elevate the socio-economic status of farmers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Reforms Jan 25, 2019 @ 21:08

PSD doing away with redundant posts

The rationalisation exercise undertaken by the Public Service Department (PSD) only involves positions that have been vacant for over two years. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New GovtJan 25, 2019 @ 19:50

Congestion at CIQ complex to be resolved in 5 months

The government assured that it would improve the Immigration system at Sultan Iskandar Building (BSI) customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) complex in four to five months to ease congestion at the Causeway. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 25, 2019 @ 19:00

Armed Forces studying potential security threats from use of 5G technology

The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) is currently reviewing and identifying any security threats to the country from the use of fifth-generation (5G) of cellular mobile technology before it is adopted in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 25, 2019 @ 18:08

Pahang’s debt with fed govt reaches RM2.8b

Pahang’s debt with the federal government has reached RM2.8 billion since 2014, and is not RM760 million as previously stated. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 25, 2019 @ 16:00

What ‘land sales institution’? Penang CM says PDC role, goal unchanged since founding

The Penang Development Corporation’s (PDC) role to drive the state forward economically has been unchanged since it was founded by the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, the state Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Skim Perlindungan Nasional B40 (mySalam)

36 Critical Illnesses Health Insurance Coverage for B40

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Jan 25, 2019

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Jan 25 2019 @ 13:59

Loke: Delays in appointing former SPAD staff due to procedure

The delays in appointing former staff members of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) into agencies under the Transport Ministry is due to the processes that have to be followed under the Public Services Commission (SPA), says Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt:MoT Jan 25, 2019 @ 13:50

From SPAD to APAD: Transport Ministry defends agency amid ‘teething problems’

The backlog in the issuance of licences for public transport vehicles is among the “teething problems” to be expected after the government regulator underwent a transformation, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Jan 25 2019 @ 13:32

Art Harun says ready to step down as EC chairman if public unhappy

Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun has declared that he is prepared to step down if the public is unhappy with his performance.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 25, 2019 @ 13:30

Wanted: Jho Low’s parents, trusty aide Eric Tan, Singaporean designer favoured by Rosmah

Bukit Aman is seeking the public’s help to track down fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho’s parents, his close associate Eric Tan Kim Loong and a Singaporean fashion designer allegedly favoured by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor previously. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:: MoT Jan 25, 2019 @ 13:10

Speedsters beware: Transport Ministry mulls more cameras on Penang Bridge, NSE

More cameras are being considered for installation along the Penang Bridge and North-South Expressway (NSE) to catch motorists who flout the laws and endanger the lives of road users. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt:MoT Jan 25, 2019 @ 13:10

Transport minister: We asked Singapore to shorten ILS suspension at Seletar

Malaysia offered Singapore a shorter period in the suspension of the instrument landing system (ILS) at the Seletar Airport when the republic proposed May 31, Anthony Loke disclosed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 25 2019 @ 13:09

Source: Decision to terminate ECRL made much earlier, not yesterday (Jan 24)

The Cabinet had decided to terminate the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and the compensation will be arbitrated, a top source in the Works Ministry confirmed.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Jan 25, 2019 @ 12:41

MCMC says not involved in EM-IIG project

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said today that the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband developed by XiddiG Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd was a commercial endeavour which did not involve the commission. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Judicial Jan 25, 2019 @ 12:37

AGC withdraws appeal on 505 Blackout activists' release

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) today withdrew its appeal on the release of five activists from their charge of participating in a rally at a prohibited area, six years ago. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 25, 2019 @ 11:36

Transit home for homeless in Johor Baru

Yayasan Bandaraya Johor Bahru is identifying suitable buildings to be turned into transit homes for the homeless here. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 25, 2019 

New ministry to improve Sabah education system – CM

The State Government launched the new Education and Innovation Ministry to improve the education system in Sabah, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition:UMNO Jan 25, 2019 @ 09:30

Govt’s B40 health insurance scheme will drive people to private sector, says Umno man

Putrajaya’s newly-launched health insurance scheme for the bottom 40 per cent of workers (B40) will encourage more patients, doctors and specialists to opt for the private sector instead of the public healthcare system, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin claimed today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 25, 2019 @ 08:00

FT minister: RM3.2m in grants allocated to KL, Putrajaya, Labuan in 2019

The Federal Territories Ministry will channel RM2.19 million in activity grants and RM1.03 million in management grants this year to Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 25, 2019 @ 07:45

PH committed in championing Orang Asli

Pakatan Harapan is committed in safeguarding the welfare of the Orang Asli in its administration of the country, said Negri Sembilan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Liaison Committee deputy chief Eddin Syazlee Shith. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Jan 25, 2019 

Dr Lee confirms construction of two new clinics

Two clinics will be built in Siburan and Tabuan Jaya this year with another at Serian in 2020. Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the construction of three hospitals in Lawas, Petra Jaya and Sri Aman will start this year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 25, 2019 @ 07:32

Pahang govt has failed to provide land for affordable housing: Zuraida

The Pahang state government has so far failed to provide the right land for the development of affordable housing projects as requested by the federal government, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|SunDaily

Govt Affordable Housing

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 25, 2019 @ 07:30

Putrajaya to use big data and AI in fight against financial crime

Malaysia will be ramping up its crackdown on financial crime by harnessing the power of big data, while ensuring seized assets do not lie idle. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 25 2019 @ 07:00

13 essential type items on price control list

Thirteen types of essential items will be placed under the price control scheme for the Chinese New Year celebrations from Jan 30 until Feb 8, said Do­­mestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saufiddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

Cost of Living Reliefs

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies | Jan 25, 2019 

S’wak to enforce smoking ban on March 1

The smoking ban at eateries in Sarawak will come into play on March 1. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 25, 2019 

13 RTP projects approved for Sebuyau this year — Julaihi

Thirteen projects under the Sarawak government’s Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) have been approved for implementation here this year, says Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

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Jan 24, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 23:31

Study on rising cost of living to be done in 2 month, says Saifuddin

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s study on the rising cost of living is expected to be completed in two months.|Read more >|NST

Cost of Living Reliefs

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 24, 2019 @ 21:00

Education is Sabah’s main agenda, says chief minister

Sabah is committed to focusing on the education sector as its main agenda towards producing more highly-educated people as skilled, quality human capital in driving the state’s development in the future. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 24, 2019 @ 20:00

Johor govt sets up special committee to oversee delayed building projects

The Johor state government has set-up a special committee to look into completion of infrastructure and building projects that has been delayed for months if not years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 24, 2019 @ 19:38

Police raid local law firm for 1MBD-related documents

Police raided the office of law firm Rahmat Lim & Partners today to search for documents linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) development fund. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 17:48

First phase BSH 2019 payout to begin Jan 28

The first phase of the Cost of Living Aid (BSH) 2019 amounting to RM300 for eligible households will be carried out on Jan 28.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Judicial Jan 24, 2019 @ 17:23

Tribunal begins investigation Monday into alleged misconduct of six former EC members

A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the preparation and conduct of the 14th General Election (GE14) this past year. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 24, 2019 @ 17:10

PLUS to open emergency lane for Chinese New Year

The emergency lane will be open to traffic along two stretches of the North–South Expressway for Chinese New Year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 16:46

MoH to introduce PeKa scheme to address NCDs among B40 group

The Health Ministry (MoH) will introduce the PeKa B40, a healthcare scheme to address the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among those in the low-income (B40) group in the country. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

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Jan 24, 2019

New Malaysia | New Malaysia Jan 24 2019 @ 15:08

Pahang Sultan is our new King

The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al Musta'in Billah, has been elected the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Malaysia Jan 24 2019 @ 15:08

High Court upholds MyCC decision against MyEG

The High Court of Kuala Lumpur has upheld the decision of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) against MY E.G. Services Bhd and MYEG Commerce Sdn Bhd (collectively referred to as MyEG) under Section 10(2)(d)(iii) of the Competition Act 2010 for abusing its dominant position.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 24, 2019 @ 14:12

Kinabatangan welfare officer charged with abuse of power

An officer with the Social Welfare Services Department Sandakan branch was charged in the sessions court here today with abusing his power in proposing his cousin’s company for a food supply contract worth RM45,000, two years ago. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Law Jan 24, 2019 @ 14:00

To all stalkers, what you’re doing may (literally) be a crime soon

Putrajaya is looking to make stalking a crime by formulating a new set of laws to penalise those who engage in such acts, de facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 13:42

RM 8,000 one-off contribution for mySalam recipient

Recipients of the mySalam B40 National Protection Scheme will receive a one-off contribution of RM8,000 each if they suffer from any of 36 critical illnesses covered under the scheme, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 24, 2019 @ 13:03

Govt plans to collaborate with AKTC to preserve heritage sites

Malaysia plans to use the archaeological conservation expertise of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in efforts to preserve the country’s heritage sites, says Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:30

Cops search Goldman Sachs’ Malaysian law firm for 1MDB-linked documents

The police this morning searched local law firm Rahmat Lim & Partners for documents linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), business daily The Edge reported. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption  Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:17

Ex-DAP assemblyman charged with making RM33k false claims

Former DAP assemblyman Loh Chee Heng was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of making false claims, involving RM33,380, four years ago.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PSM Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:00

PSM protests at Finance Ministry against B40 health insurance scheme

About 20 members of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) demonstrated at the Finance Ministry here today against a new government-run health insurance scheme for the poor that will be funded by an insurance company. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:00

Under new ministry, TalentCorp to sharpen skills of professionals and graduates

Talent Corporation Malaysia’s (TalentCorp) is now part of the Human Resources Ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GST Refund Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:49

Stringent measures to spot fraudulent GST refund claims: Customs Dept

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department implemented stringent measures to minimise the leakages in the refund process of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as well as to curb activities of companies submitting fraudulent claims. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 10:42

PM Mahathir launches mySalam scheme 

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the mySalam B40 National Protection Scheme that will provide takaful protection for the bottom 40% household income group (B40) who received the People’s Living Aid (BSHR). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 24, 2019 @ 10:00

Dr M says ‘I don’t know’ if China-based ECRL contractor axed

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he does not know if the Chinese contractor for the China-backed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project had been terminated. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Jan 24, 2019 @ 08:49

Over 100 laws to be enacted, amended, repealed - Liew

Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 07:53

FT Ministry mulls facility for food bank programme

The Federal Territories Ministry will review the proposal to create a special facility in the Selayang wholesale market to facilitate traders in the market to contribute to the Food Bank programme in Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 24, 2019 @ 07:39

FT Ministry to build 10,000 'Residensi Wilayah' affordable homes in KL

The Ministry of Federal Territories (FT) will commence its affordable housing project, dubbed the ‘Residensi Wilayah’ in Kuala Lumpur (KL) this year with a target 10,000 units to be built in three years.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Teo: Schools can increase recess time to 30 minutes

Schools have the autonomy to increase recess time from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Pahang gives forest reserve land permits to smallholders

The state government has given out 22 more forest reserve land use permits to smallholders in Cameron Highlands.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Plans in the works to build sanitary landfills

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking into reducing the number of solid waste disposal sites in the country by replacing them with energy efficient and environmentally friendly methods to better manage disposal of waste materials.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

‘Sick projects’ still uncompletedGovt allows bus operators to increase fares by 10% during CNY
At least eight statewide government projects, worth more than half a billion ringgit, have been delayed for months and in some cases, years.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Study on new sewerage rates

A study on the new sewerage service charges is now being conducted, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minis­ter Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Wong: Look into AP for vegetables

Inde­pen­dent candidate Wong Seng Yee wants the federal government to review the approved permit (AP) for vegetables to balance the supply in the country. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Move to check graft in MOHR

Applications related to the Human Resources Ministry, especially those which involve money, will be processed online to curb corruption and malpractice, said its minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 24 2019 @ 07:00

Less than 1% of waste out of 3 million tonnes get recycled

Last year, Malaysians produced close to 3 million tonnes of waste. But shockingly, out of this huge amount, only 0.06% or about 1,800 tonnes were recycled while the rest were sent to landfills .|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Jan 24, 2019 @ 00:25

Land owners risk losing lands hosting illegal factories

Landowners in Selangor who allow their lands to be used as sites for illegal plastic recycling factories now risk having their lands confiscated. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 24, 2019 

Mulu natives urge CM to stop oil palm plantations

A joint letter written by Mulu natives to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg wants a stop to the destruction of rainforests for oil palm plantations in the surrounding area of the Gunung Mulu National Park, a World Heritage site. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Jan 23, 2019

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 23, 2019 @ 23:31

Telom hydroelectric dam project cancelled on Oct 3, says energy minister

The Telom Hydroelectric Dam Project near here was not cancelled because of the upcoming Cameron Highlands by-election, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 23, 2019 @ 22:22

Penang distributes incentives to taxi drivers, school bus operators this weekend

Penang state government brings Chinese New Year joy to nearly 3,000 taxi drivers and school bus operators in the state when it announced the payment of incentives totalling RM898,500 to the two groups today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 23, 2019 @ 22:00

Dr M to Macron: Malaysia could curb French purchases if palm oil use restricted

Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 23, 2019 @ 20:37

Kelantan will stop logging activities if it gets oil royalty: Deputy MB

The Kelantan government is willing to stop all logging activities if the federal government settles the issue of oil royalty payments to the state. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 23, 2019 @ 20:37

Pahang to pay Camerons ‘Tok Batin’ allowances?

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said today the Pahang government was prepared to take over the payment of allowances to the ‘tok batin’ (Orang Asli chiefs) in Cameron Highlands if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government did not wish to do so. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 23, 2019 @ 20:00

Report: Ex-IPIC managing director claims made scapegoat by UAE authorities in 1MDB scandal

The former managing director for the International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC), which guaranteed US$3.5 billion (RM14.47 billion) in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bonds, has claimed that he is being made a scapegoat by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Jan 23, 2019 @ 19:49

Kampung Kerinchi still exists: FT Minister

The Federal Territories Ministry today explained that the recent official declaration of Kampung Kerinchi was to avoid confusion and ensure the people that Kampung Kerinchi still exists.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 23, 2019 @ 19:23

Pahang MB: We owe Fed govt RM760m, not RM3.178b

Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail says the state government actually owed the federal government RM760 million up to Dec 31, 2018.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 23, 2019 @ 17:50

Malaysia’s fiscal health set to recover within three years, says finance minister

 Malaysia is on the right track to restoring its fiscal position within three years after the damage caused by the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, said Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 23, 2019 @ 17:42

PH will not compromise with parties found abusing government assets, says Wan Azizah

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) led-government will not compromise with parties found abusing government assets and machinery in the ongoing Cameron Highlands by-election campaign.|Read more >|NST

 

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Jan 23, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Jan 23, 2019 @ 17:40

After transport ministers meet, Singapore moots extension of Seletar ILS suspension

Singaporean Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has suggested today to extend the suspension of the instrument landing system (ILS) for the republic’s Seletar Airport that affects the airspace over southern Johor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 23, 2019 @ 17:40

Camerons by-election: Minister orders internal probe into abuse of govt vehicles claims

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar has instructed for an internal investigation be carried out into alleged abuse of government vehicles by his deputy for Pakatan Harapan’s campaign in the Cameron Highlands by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 23, 2019 @ 17:10

Business operators can ask Health Ministry to declare their premises smoke-free area

All business operators can voluntarily request to the Health Ministry to make their premises a smoke-free area.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2019 @ 16:20

Media award mooted to encourage reports on racial unity

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy has called on the media to generate more news on unity and the various cultures in the country as a way to forge closer integration among the races. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 23, 2019 @ 15:36

State government agency unit head remanded

A finance and administration unit head from a state government agency was remanded for six days until next Monday to assist in investigations into making false claims of over RM9,000.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 23, 2019 @ 15:30

Feb 8 meet for lawmakers on gender and equality rights

The parliamentary select committee (PSC) on gender and equality rights will have its first meeting after the Chinese New Year holidays. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 23 2019 @ 17:18

Penang CM: Get your facts right; ministry supervising PDC, not taking over

The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has not been taken over by the Economic Affairs Ministry (MEA) despite the claims made by Gerakan deputy president Oh Tong Keong (pic), says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 23 2019 @ 16:43

Ku Nan pleads not guilty to receiving RM2mil bribe from developer

Former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has pleaded not guilty to a charge of receiving a RM2mil bribe from a property developer.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 23 2019 @ 16:39

Dr Lee: Smoking ban successful, especially in urban areas

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye (pic) has said the ban on smoking in open-air eateries has been quite successful,especially in urban areas says.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Jan 23, 2019 @ 16:00

Perak welcomes federal plans to lower affordable homes’ cost

The Perak state government today welcomed the federal government’s plan to assist developers in lowering their construction costs for affordable homes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Jan 23, 2019 @ 15:15

Ministry’s various applications go fully online - Kula

The Ministry of Human Resources intends to introduce a fully online system in processing various applications, particularly those involving money, to avoid corruption and malpractice. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Jan 23, 2019 @ 15:00

Putrajaya mulls raising salary threshold for expats

The Human Resources Ministry is considering setting up a committee to increase the salary threshold for foreign skilled labour to beyond RM5,000 so that Malaysians can fill jobs below that salary scale. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: DBKL Jan 23, 2019 @ 14:50

Land issue at Medan Imbi: Report lodged at MACC

The Office of the Federal Territories Minister today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the trespassing of two lots of government land at Medan Imbi, Bukit Bintang. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 23 2019 @ 14:23

Dep Health Minister: Refer severe vaccination reaction cases to me
The Health Ministry has given its assurance that all vaccinations approved by the ministry have gone through stringent tests, with deputy minister Dr Lee Boon Chye saying that he welcomes feedback from any parent whose children might have suffered severe reactions after a vaccination.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 23 2019 @ 13:58

Finance Ministry puts on hold decision to reduce Sarawak UTC hours
The Finance Ministry has apparently put on hold the decision to reduce the operating hours of Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) from 8am-7pm to 8am-5pm.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 23, 2019 @ 13:24

Public university assistant director, administrative assistant in remand for corruption

An assistant director at the Corporate Communication Department of a public university in Selangor is in remand for seven days from today for alleged corruption involving more than RM30,000 four years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Foreign workers' applications: HR ministry may go fully online

The Human Resources Ministry is considering to fully adopt an online system with regard to foreign workers' applications and matters that require monetary transaction.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 23 2019 @ 13:04

Wong: SST hurting farmers in Cameron Highlands
The farming community here is affected by the Sales and Service Tax (SST), says independent Cameron Highlands by-election candidate Wong Seng Yee.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 23, 2019 @ 09:00

Wife of PM’s aide and minister’s daughter refute cronyism claim, say qualified in own right

The chair and board member of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM), who have ties to Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders, denied cronyism in their appointments to the government’s microfinancing agency for the poor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Jan 23, 2019 @ 07:26

Happiness, love, mutual respect are keys to strengthen education system: Maszlee

Malaysia aspires to strengthen the education system by emphasising on more humanistic and value-driven education with the internalisation of the culture of happiness, love and mutual respect, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Jan 23 2019 @ 07:00

‘Amend laws, give EC power to act’
The Election Commission (EC) needs more power to act on election violations and the people – through their MPs – hold the key to tackle it, says its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 23 2019 @ 07:00

Govt allows bus operators to increase fares by 10% during CNY
Those intending to take a bus ride back during the Chinese New Year exodus will have to fork out 10% more for their fares.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 23, 2019 @ 01:00

Kedah govt will destroy illegal ketum farms, says Mukhriz

The state government will take firm action by destroying ketum farms set up without permission from relevant authorities, as misuse of the leaves grows increasingly rampant. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 23, 2019 

Boosting Sarawak  tourism

The Sarawak government will not issue any quarry licence that will affect the limestone caves of Niah as it has proposed through the federal government to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to list the Niah Caves as a World Heritage Site in 2010. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Jan 22, 2019 @ 23:13

NUTP urges members to adhere to five initiatives to reduce teachers’ burden

The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) has urged all its members to adhere to the five initiatives and nine intervention regulations to reduce the workload of teachers as outlined by the Ministry of Education (MOE). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 22, 2019 @ 23:00

Group wants Ku Nan to be investigated for cronyism over Taman Rimba Kiara deal

Anti-graft group Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) today urged authorities to investigate former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor over alleged dubious land deals related to the ongoing Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) green park dispute. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoE Jan 22, 2019 @ 21:10

Jia Zong wants ministry to probe missing funds of several SJKC

Zhong Hua Language Education Loving Parents Network Association (Jia Zong) is urging the Education Ministry to take stern action against alleged misappropriation of funds by a number of national-type Chinese primary schools (SJKC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 22, 2019 @ 19:08

International fund to combat corruption named after Tun M

 fund set up to combat corruption globally has been named the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Fund in honour of the prime minister's efforts to fight corruption.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 18:48

Good reason to fear China’s 5G technolgy: Daim

Malaysia has good reason to fear the exponential rise of China’s 5G technology as it is capable of creating cyber and digital security threats to the country, according to Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman, Tun Daim Zainuddin, here today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Jan 22, 2019 @ 18:10

Prestariang confirms SKIN project axed, will not challenge the termination

Prestariang SKIN Sendirian Berhad (PSKIN) today said that it came to an agreement with the Home Ministry to cancel the National Immigration Control System (SKIN) with immediate effect. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 17:29

DPM never approved speech read out at highspeed broadband event

News reports quoting a speech by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband developed by Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd are incorrect.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 16:35

Sarawak wants Niah Caves to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Sarawak government is applying to have Niah Caves to be listed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage site as a catalyst for the growth of the state’s eco-tourism industry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Jan 22, 2019 @ 16:14

RM300 instant summons for traffic offenders during CNY

Instant repercussions await motorists who break traffic laws during this Chinese New Year period. From Jan 29 to Feb 12, motorists guilty of committing six major traffic offences will be immediately issued a RM300 summons as part of the 14th Op Selamat.  |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Jan 22, 2019 @ 16:10

It’s cronyism, says DAP man after wife of PM’s aide appointed as GLC head

A former Johor DAP leader today has criticised the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for cronyism, following the appointment of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s (AIM) new chairman who is the wife of the prime minister’s political secretary. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Jan 22, 2019 @ 15:59

Ministry: Rice production to be increased to 75 per cent

Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Ministry targets to increase 75 per cent of local rice production from the current 70 per cent in a few years’ time to reduce the dependency on imported rice.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 15:57

Defence White Paper to be unclassified document: Mat Sabu

The Defence White Paper (DWP) to be tabled in Parliament in July will be an unclassified document, according to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 15:30

Perak govt concerned with Orang Asli rights, unafraid of any lawsuit by Putrajaya

Perak is not worried of any possible suit by the federal government over failure to protect Orang Asli rights. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 15:30

Onus on state govts to protect gazetted agricultural land, says minister

The onus is on state governments to protected land gazetted for agriculture, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 15:13

Water tariff review needed for future of Penang, says PBAPP

The proposed water tariff review is not aimed at putting more money into Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP)’s pockets, but to protect the future of Penang and its people, its CEO said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 22, 2019 

Govt committed to upgrading Native Court

The Sarawak government is committed to upgrading the Native Court in Sarawak to be equivalent to the civil and Syariah courts, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 22 2019 @ 14:29

Keep official government statements apolitical, Khairy tells Guan Eng

Official government statements must be professional and apolitical, says Umno's Khairy Jamaluddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 14:16

Daim: Government constantly monitoring digital and cyber threats

There is good reason to fear the exponential rise of China’s 5G technology, but the authorities are constantly monitoring digital threats to ensure that there is sufficient security to deal with them.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 22, 2019 @ 14:05

EC will not extend polling hours in certain areas

The Election Commission (EC) will not extend the polling hours in certain District Voting Centres (PDM), especially in the Orang Asli settlements due to security factors and logistic challenges. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 22 2019 @ 13:38

Health Ministry: Misinformation has caused a huge spike in vaccine-preventable diseases

Misinformation about vaccines has caused a huge spike in vaccine-preventable diseases, with almost a 1,000% increase in the number of measles cases compared to five years ago.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 22, 2019 @ 13:30

ECRL still on table, says Daim who zips lips on Jho Low as ‘bargaining chip’

Malaysia is still in talks with China over the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, government adviser Tun Daim Zainuddin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 22 2019 @ 13:17

Will third national car project use public funds, Wee asks LGE

Will public funds be used for the proposed third national car project, asks MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, demanding clarification from  Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 22, 2019 @ 13:00

Perak to build more affordable homes for B40 group

The Perak government is joining hands with four private developers to build affordable homes in the state. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 22 2019 @ 12:03

PLUS to submit proposal to install speed cameras on all its highways

Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Bhd (Plus) will submit a proposal to the authorities to install speed cameras on all six expressways under its jurisdiction. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:50

Daim moots merging Foreign and International Trade Ministries

Government adviser Tun Daim Zainuddin called today for the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Industry Ministries be merged to jointly look at how the Asean-China Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 can be used to improve the transparency of Chinese projects. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:40

EC powers limited when it comes to investigations, arrests

The Election Commission (EC) could not implement actions such as its own investigations or arresting certain individuals alleged to be in breach of the electoral process in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:00

Live debate good platform to voice out ideas, says Cameron Highlands indie candidate

Cameron Highlands by-election independent candidate Wong Seng Yee believes the Perdana Debate, which will be aired live on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and Astro Awani tomorrow night, is the best platform for independent candidates to voice out their ideas. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 22, 2019 @ 10:40

Infighting in PH minimal, will not affect coalition: Mahathir

Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the coalition would not be affected by any infighting in certain parties and so far, the coalition has been functioning well as the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 22, 2019 @ 08:11

Viralled curfew order for those below 18 is false - KPWKM

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has clarified that it did not issue any order for a curfew of teenagers below 18 years of age.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 22, 2019 

State Welfare Department launches helpline

The Sarawak Welfare Department (JKM) officially launched a dedicated helpline service yesterday. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

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

DLP textbook publishers chosen by talks and open tender
The Education Ministry has denied allegations it was unfair when handing out publishing contracts of the Dual Language Programme’s (DLP) textbooks.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Jan 22, 2019 

Timber industry needs to innovate to keep up – CM

The Sarawak timber industry has to transform structurally from primary processing to producing higher value-added products like bioplastic, biofuel, pulp and paper, engineered wood, and furniture, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 21, 2019 @ 23:23

Sabah Forestry Dept says illegal logging not behind damage at rainforest park

Sabah Forestry Department has denied allegation that the damage to the Sandakan Rainforest Park here, also known as the Chinese Garden Forest Reserve, was due to illegal logging.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 21, 2019 @ 23:16

Guan Eng calls for people’s patience in restoring country’s economy

Malaysians need to be patient while the new government attempts to restore the fiscal position of the country, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said tonight. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 21, 2019 @ 21:33

Kelantan govt provides free wifi in Kota Baru

Kelantan government today launched the Kelantan Free WiFi – free wireless broadband facility – at 10 hotspots around Kota Baru for the convenience of the people. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

CM: No plans for Sarawak to raise electricity tariffs on foreign businesses

The state government does not currently plan to raise electricity tariffs on industries set up by foreign investors in Sarawak, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 21, 2019 @ 20:00

Sarawak Energy allocates RM600,000 for educational needs of dam resettlers

State-owned power provider Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has allocated RM600,000 for the educational needs of the resettled communities affected by its Bakun, Murum and Batang Ai dams this year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 21, 2019 @ 20:00

Overdue quit-rent payments in Pahang now at RM81m, says MB

Pahang landowners must pay quit rent to the state government or risk having their land confiscated if they fail to do so for five consecutive years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 21, 2019 @ 17:15

EC warns against use of govt assets, racial issues in Cameron Highlands by-election

The Election Commission (EC) has taken a serious view of electoral offences which allegedly occurred in the ongoing campaign for the Cameron Highlands by-election, including the use of government assets and playing on racial issues. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 21, 2019 @ 17:01

21 more TOL permits given to farmers - MB

The state government will issue another 21 temporary occupational lease (TOL) to farmers here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 21 2019 @ 16:34

Cops: 17 reports received in connection with Camerons polls so far

The police have so far received 17 reports on various issues related to the Cameron Highlands by-election here.

|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Jan 21, 2019 @ 16:32

Collection of direct tax based on 2018 year of assessment, says MOF

The increase in direct tax collection last year by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) was based on the economic growth recorded in the year of assessment 2018, said the Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2019 @ 16:23

Coupons for Back-to-School programme next year, says Khalid

Coupons will be used in providing aids to needy school children next year through the Back-to-School programme by the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 21 2019 @ 15:30

Pakatan ministers agree not to talk about issues unrelated to their portfolios

Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran, who is also DAP chairman, says he has met with the other Pakatan Harapan ministers and they have agreed not to issue statements that are unrelated to their portfolios. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and StatsJan 21, 2019 @ 13:47

Process of electing the Agong

 This Thursday, the nation will witness the election of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for the 16th time since it attained independence 61 years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 21, 2019 @ 13:04

Penang CM: Review specifications of guardrails on Penang bridges

The managements of the North-South Expressway, the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah bridge have been urged to review the specifications of guardrails along the two bridges.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 21, 2019 @ 07:30

MACC detains Terengganu assemblyman over alleged false claims of RM500,000

The Terengganu Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested a state assemblyman to assist in investigations over a false claim amounting to RM500,000 in May last year. |Read more >|