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ANM in the News Archive January 21 - 31,  2020

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January 31, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 31, 2020 @ 22:00

Bersatu: Mahathir among 10 divisional leaders who win post uncontested

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is among the ten top party leaders who retained their respective Division Chief’s post, uncontested, in the inaugural party election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 31, 2020 @ 22:00

Malaysia plans tougher penalties for illegal loggers in forest law reform

Malaysia is set to beef up its decades-old forestry laws this year in an effort to protect its rainforests from illegal loggers, a senior minister said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Toll Reduction Jan 31, 2020 @ 21:00

Commercial postage rates: Government decision on review accurate, says union

Millions of motorists using all PLUS Malaysia Berhad-operated highways will enjoy toll rate reduction of 18%from midnight tonight.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Jan 31, 2020 @ 18:00

Haj cost for Muassasah pilgrims remains RM9,980, says Mujahid

The cost for each Muassasah Haj pilgrim to perform the Haj this year will remain at only RM9,980 from the actual cost of RM22,900, Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | FT Day Jan 31, 2020 @ 15:00

Many still do not understand the significance of Federal Territories: Professor

Federal Territory Day is celebrated on Feb 1 every year, but many still do not know why Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya are designated as Federal Territories.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Jan 31, 2020 @ 14:00

Register with Sosco before 12th Ops Kesan, employers urged

Employers who have yet to register their businesses and workers with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) have been urged to do so before the 12th Ops Kesan is carried out in March.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PPSMI Jan 31, 2020 @ 13:00

English to be used to teach Math, Science again, says Dr M

English will once again be used to teach Math and Science, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kg Baru redevelopment Jan 31, 2020 @ 08:00

Government has many projects planned for Kampung Baru, says FT minister

Various development projects are planned to turn Kampung Baru into a more modern, organised and beautiful area, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Commercial postage rates Jan 31, 2020 @ 08:00

Commercial postage rates: Government decision on review accurate, says union

The approval given by the government for a review of the commercial postage rates is accurate and apt as it will enable Pos Malaysia Berhad to boost its service performance through the generation of additional income via a hike in revenue.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Jan 31, 2020 @ 07:00

Health Ministry says report of Indian national’s death from coronavirus in Malaysia is fake

A news report claiming that a 23-year-old Indian national had died in Malaysia from the 2019 novel coronavirus is false.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas Jan 31, 2020 @ 07:00

Permanent disposal facility for Lynas

Lynas Corporation has announced that it will build a permanent disposal facility (PDF) in the Bukit Ketam area here for its water leach purification (WLP) residue.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 31, 2020 @ 07:00

Don’t ‘buy’ government contracts, warns Dr M

Those who “buy” government contracts from its original recipient risk the deal to be revoked, warns Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 31, 2020

KK courts set to be first to use artificial intelligence

The Kota Kinabalu courts will adopt the artificial intelligence (AI) technology on February 17 – making Sabah the first state in the country to do so.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 31, 2020

Govt striving to ‘bake a bigger cake’ – CM

The State Government will do its level best to ‘bake a bigger cake’ for Sabahans to ensure shared prosperity among the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 31, 2020 @ 01:00

Penang approves flexible working hours for state government agencies

The Penang government has approved the implementation of the flexible working hours (FWH) in state government agencies replacing the staggered working hours (SWH).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 31, 2020 @ 00:00

Malaysia respected again, no longer seen as a kleptocracy - Dr Mahathir

Just a year after the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023, Malaysia is no longer seen as a kleptocracy and is a respected nation again, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

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January 30, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 30, 2020 @ 23:00

Drug addiction should be managed by health sector: Dr Dzulkefly

Addiction is a social health issue and should be managed by the health sector, not the criminal justice system, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Jan 30, 2020 @ 20:00

Gobind calls on all states to set up makerspaces

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has called on all states to set up makerspaces similar to the Penang Island City Council’s (MBPP) MakerSpace Balik Pulau and make it accessible to all levels of society.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 30, 2020 @ 19:00

Do not abuse government aid, or risk it being revoked

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he would not hesitate to revoke government aids notably on cases of the Approved Permits (APs) being abused and sold off for profit.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 30 2020 @ 19:00

KPWKM to implement 33 programmes this year: Dr Wan Azizah

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) will continue to focus on efforts to improve the well-being of the target groups via the implementation of the 33 programmes that will involve improvements in legislation, capacity development and protection aspects.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 30, 2020 @ 16:00

Govt to decriminalise personal drug use before end of Pakatan Harapan's term in office, says Dzulkefly

The government is moving towards decriminalising drug possession for personal use in the country, with the policy change expected before the end of Pakatan Harapan's term in office.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 30, 2020 @ 16:00

Eateries, nightclubs want stricter enforcement, campaigns

Restaurateurs and nightclub operators believe that there is a need for stricter enforcement and awareness campaigns on drink driving.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 30, 2020 @ 16:00

Drink driving: 'Mandatory assessment works best'

Mandatory assessment could prove to be a more effective method of addressing the root cause of drink driving, and hopefully curb road accidents linked to the habit, say experts.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 30 2020 @ 16:00

RTD issues 577 CRS advocacy notices

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has issued 577 advocacy notices to private vehicle drivers who carry children without using the Child Restraint System (CRS) or child car seats, since the regulation was made mandatory starting Jan 1 this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 30 2020 @ 15:00

Talian Kasih records increase in calls last year

The Talian Kasih 15999 hotline received 25,868 calls last year, an increase of over 70% compared with 15,046 calls in 2018, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 30, 2020 @ 15:00

Finance minister: Govt may launch stimulus package to deal with effects of coronavirus

The government is evaluating the need for an economic stimulus package and is ready to launch the measures to deal with the effects of the 2019 novel coronavirus if necessary, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29 2020 @ 14:00

Nadma to develop national risk register

A National Risk Register (NRR) will be developed to provide an assessment of potential impact of disaster risks to the country and for use as an instrument in decision-making process, such as for development projects, disaster mitigation programmes and rescue operations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 30 2020 @ 14:00

Digital justice: Liew says AI to mete out sentences for drug, rape trials in Sabah from Feb 17

Preparations for courts in Sabah and Sarawak to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) to mete out sentences for drug and rape cases are in place.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 30, 2020 @ 14:00

Saifuddin Nasution: PKR strife will not cost Anwar the PM’s post

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today said the ongoing trouble in PKR will not jeopardise party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s chances of becoming the next prime minister. |Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 30, 2020 @ 12:00

PKR sec-gen says ‘no choice’ but to sue Zuraida for claiming he took money from Kelantan

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said he had to sue party vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin for claiming he accepted funds meant for Kelantan.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 30 2020 @ 09:00

1,018 vegetable farmers in Cameron Highlands offered land for rent

Some 1,018 vegetable growers in Cameron Highlands who previously operated on land with temporary occupation licence (TOL) status have been offered to continue their operations through a registered rental arrangement.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 30, 2020 @ 07:00

Coming down harder on reckless drivers

The Road Transport Act will be amended to stiffen the punishment against reckless drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 30, 2020

Fatimah: Nursery, kindergarten teachers required to have diploma in ECCE by 2021

All nursery and kindergarten teachers are required to hold at least a diploma qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) by next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 30, 2020

Fish fry hatcheries under development

The Sabah Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry’s plans to develop fish fry hatcheries in the state is underway.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Jan 29 2020 @ 19:00

EC to display Q4 2019 electoral roll at 914 locations

The Election Commission (EC) has received 27,345 applications for new voter registration from eligible citizens throughout the fourth quarter of 2019.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29 2020 @ 19:00

Government to review laws on drink driving

The government will be reviewing the Road Transport Act, in particular laws governing driving under the influence.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 29 2020 @ 19:00

Free bus service now available in Jempol

The Negri Sembilan government has expanded the free shuttle bus service in Jempol, after receiving good response from the local community for the service first introduced in Seremban.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 29, 2020 @ 15:00

Truth hurts, says Zuraida's rep in reply to show-cause letter

The truth is the defence and the truth hurts, says Zuraida Kamaruddin's political secretary Hizwan Ahmad while sending his boss' reply to the show-cause letter issued to her by PKR's disciplinary committee.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 29, 2020 @ 15:00

Zuraida's rep submits reply to show-cause letter

It was a tense moment outside the PKR headquarters today as supporters of party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin came face-to-face with a faction calling for her resignation.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29 2020 @ 14:00

Two new standards to support national B20 biodiesel fuel programme

The Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia) has developed and deployed the MS123-4 High PME diesel fuel - Specification - Euro 2M and the MS 123-5 High PME diesel fuel - Specification - Euro 5 in support of the national B20 biodiesel programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29 2020 @ 14:00

Nadma to develop national risk register

A National Risk Register (NRR) will be developed to provide an assessment of potential impact of disaster risks to the country and for use as an instrument in decision-making process, such as for development projects, disaster mitigation programmes and rescue operations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29 2020 @ 14:00

Dr M: Closing mosques and tourist sites is not govt policy

The decision to close mosques and tourist attractions to travellers in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak is not a government policy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29, 2020 @ 12:00

Dr Wan Azizah: Nacsa developing master plan on cyber security

The National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa) is developing a Cyber Security Awareness Master Plan (PIKKS), a strategic plan that will outline the role and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the implementation of cyber security awareness programmes in the country.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 29 2020 @ 12:00

Higher water tariff necessary to upgrade infrastructure: Academics

The government's proposal to raise the water tariff has elicited mixed response from the public. Academics, however, contend that the increase is justified if the extra revenue generated is used to upgrade the water industry's infrastructure and provide better services to consumers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29 2020 @ 11:00

Women’s ministry looking at sexual harassment bill, making social work a profession

The introduction of a law on sexual harassment and recognising social work as a profession will be among the priorities of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry in 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Jan 29 2020 @ 09:00

Water Services Industry Act to be amended: Minister

The Water Services Industry Act 2006 will be amended to beef up enforcement to curb water resources pollution incidents, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29, 2020 @ 08:00

Man in Bangi arrested for spreading fake info on Wuhan virus

A 34-year-old man was arrested in Bangi, Selangor yesterday over a Facebook post on the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that authorities alleged to contain false information.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Jan 29, 2020 @ 07:00

Petrol still subsidised amid lower world oil prices

The government is still subsidising petrol despite a drop in the price of crude oil due to slower demand from China following an increase in the novel coronavirus cases, said Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: LTB Jan 29, 2020

Baru: Works on LTB to begin this year

Works on the Trans Borneo Highway (LTB) connecting Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan will begin this year, says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 29, 2020 @ 01:00

Police, MCMC warn Malaysians to stop spreading false information on 2019-nCoV

Malaysians have been warned to stop spreading false information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).|Read more >|NST

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January 28, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Jan 28, 2020 @ 13:00

High Court grants AG leave to set aside contempt proceedings initiated by Adib's family

The High Court here granted Attorney General Tommy Thomas' appeal to set aside a coroner's court decision to allow fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's father to initiate commital proceedings against him.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 28 2020 @ 12:00

MoH releases list of referral hospitals for coronavirus

The Ministry of Health (MoH) today released a list of 26 hospitals nationwide that will serve as referral hospitals in handling cases on patients under investigation (PUI) and those confirmed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 28, 2020 @ 07:00

PBS keeping its ‘doors open’ to defectors from Upko

Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah is keeping its “doors open” to defectors from Upko, a ruling state coalition partner.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 28, 2020

Wee: Community looking to Tun M for more practical education policy

The Chinese community in Sarawak is hopeful of positive changes in the country’s education policy now that the post of Education Minister is held by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, albeit on an interim basis, says Dato Richard Wee.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 28, 2020 @ 00:00

Health Ministry: 26 hospitals nationwide to handle coronavirus cases

The Health Ministry today said that it has identified 26 hospitals across the country which will handle suspected and confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV.|Read more >|NST

January 27, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 27, 2020 @ 20:00

Five types of face masks come under price control

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has categorised face masks as price control items following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has now spread to more than 14 countries.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Jan 27 2020 @ 18:00

LPP considering assistance for cash crop cultivators hit by drought

The Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) is considering giving special assistance to cash crop cultivators after their crops were destroyed following the recent drought.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 27, 2020 @ 17:00

Putrajaya temporarily bars entry for Wuhan, Hubei residents amid coronavirus scare

The government has temporarily banned residents from the Hubei province and its capital city of Wuhan from entering Malaysia by suspending all available visa programmes facilitating their entry here.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 27, 2020 @ 16:00

Police, MCMC warn Malaysians to stop spreading false information on 2019-nCoV

Malaysians have been warned to stop spreading false information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 27, 2020 @ 14:00

Top three in Bersatu not shaken nor stirred in division polls

The top posts in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) look set to be won uncontested after the chairman, president and deputy president won their division polls uncontested.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Jan 27 2020 @ 14:00

Anwar will not be suing Yusoff Rawther over sexual assault allegation

PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not be taking legal action against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther over the latter’s accusation of sexual assault.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Jan 27, 2020 @ 10:00

Anwar’s aide sues former PKR staffer over sexual misconduct claim

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, has sued former staffer Muhammad Yusoff Rawther for defamation over the latter’s sexual misconduct allegation against the PKR president.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 27, 2020 @ 07:00

CAP urges ban on liquor and ciggies during Thaipusam

The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) has urged the authorities to impose a nationwide ban on liquor especially samsu and cigarettes during Thaipusam.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 27, 2020

UPKO Putatan chief, committee members quit party

The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) Putatan chief Datuk Marcus Makin Mojigoh along with almost all committee members yesterday announced quitting the party with immediate effect.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 26, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 26 2020 @ 22:00

Check the veracity of information on coronavirus before sharing: Gobind

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, the Kedah Mentri Besar, today retained their posts as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) division chiefs for Langkawi and Jerlun respectively, uncontested.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Jan 26 2020 @ 13:00

Dr Mahathir, Mukhriz retain Bersatu division chief posts uncontested

The government is considering sending Malaysians to Japan to learn the nation’s unique business models, before returning and applying them here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Jan 26 2020 @ 13:00

Orang Asli urge authorities to probe Lojing farm operators

Members of the Orang Asli community from several settlements here have urged relevant authorities to investigate whether vegetable farm operators, especially in the Lojing Highlands, are adhering to environment regulations.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Suhakam Jan 26, 2020 @ 13:00

Suhakam to hold public inquiry into disappearance of Christian couple

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said today it will hold a public inquiry into the 2016 disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Ruth Hilmy to assist the authorities with their ongoing investigation.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 26 2020 @ 13:00

Govt wants to send Msians to Japan to learn their business models

The government is considering sending Malaysians to Japan to learn the nation’s unique business models, before returning and applying them here.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Illegal logging Jan 26, 2020 @ 13:00

Two timber firms charged in court for logging on forest reserve

Two logging companies, including one linked to a publicly-listed company, were charged for illegal logging on a forest reserve and state land by Sabah Forestry Department.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 26 2020 @ 13:00

More rural people urged to venture into business: Mahathir

More people from the rural areas should venture into business in order to bridge the income gap between the rural and urban communities, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 26, 2020 @ 07:00

How Malaysia is tackling anti-palm oil propaganda, and protecting affected orang utan

More Malaysians have shed their anti-palm oil sentiments following the “Love My Palm Oil” awareness campaign spearheaded by the Primary Industries Ministry, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) has claimed.|Read more >Malaymail

January 25, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 25, 2020 @ 21:00

'Difficult to fulfil manifesto pledges without two-thirds majority'

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is facing some difficulty fulfilling its election manifesto pledges that required amendments to the law because it does not command a two-thirds majority in Parliament.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 25, 2020 @ 21:00

Melaka looking for new water sources

The state government is looking for new water sources to meet local demand in the midst of the current hot and dry weather.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Jan 25 2020 @ 20:00

Moha underlines three key strategic thrusts for 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs (Moha) has underlined three key strategic thrusts for 2020 to support its vision and mission.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Toll Reduction Jan 25, 2020 @ 19:00

Guan Eng: Further reduction in Penang bridge toll for some Penangites from Feb 1

Penangites and those working in the state who drive private cars, will enjoy an additional 18 per cent reduction to the Penang bridge toll, beginning February 1.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 25, 2020 @ 19:00

Dr M: Where else, but in Malaysia can we all celebrate together

Celebrating one another’s festivals in peace and harmony is unique to Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 25 2020 @ 14:00

No political intervention in sale of thp subsidiaries: Mujahid

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today stressed that he has given full trust to agencies under his portfolio, including Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), to manage their affairs without any political intervention.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 25, 2020 @ 14:00

No formal invite yet for PAS to join federal govt, says Takiyuddin

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pic) says the party has not received a formal invitation from Pakatan Harapan to join the federal government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Jan 25 2020 @ 10:00

EC refutes claims voting constituency is based on e-wallet registration address

The Election Commission (EC) has refuted a claim doing the rounds on social media that the constituency voters belong to would be automatically updated based on the address they keyed into their e-Wallet application.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 25, 2020 @ 07:00

PTNPk to oversee management of Lenggong Valley site

The Perak State Parks Corporation (PTNPk) will oversee the management of the Lenggong Valley archaeological site, says State Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 25, 2020

Shotguns still allowed, directive for revocation of ownership licenses only applies to rifles

Shotguns will not be included in the directive for the revocation of rifle ownership licenses to be implemented in stages by the police.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 24, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 24, 2020 @ 22:00

Transport Ministry to consider tightening law on drunk driving

The Transport Ministry is ready to review and tighten the existing law on the offence of drunk driving.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 24, 2020 @ 20:00

Youths on motorcycles storm event, demand Zuraida's sacking

A group of youths on motorcycles created a ruckus at an event supposedly attended by PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin, urging the party's central leadership committee to sack her.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 24, 2020 @ 20:00

RoS urged to probe sacking of 7 PKR executive members

Several PKR Youth leaders have urged the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to step in and look into the sacking of the party’s seven executive members.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 24, 2020 @ 12:00

DPM's office denies appointing adviser, will lodge police report against individual

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister has denied appointing an individual by the name of Raymond Cheah as an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Jan 24, 2020 @ 12:00

Why still no heavy punishment for drunk drivers? PAS asks transport minister

The Islamist Party of Malaysia (PAS) has called out the transport minister for failing to amend the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) to include heavy punishment for drunk drivers involved in deadly accidents.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 24 2020 @ 11:00

IRB releases ‘taxpayer roadmap’ to explain income tax administration process

The public can now find out more about the process involved in income tax administration by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) by downloading the ‘Taxpayer Roadmap’ on IRB’s official portal.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt Jan 24, 2020 @ 07:00

Ministry: MOs contracts extended

The Health Ministry has decided to extend the service of medical officers who had their contracts terminated abruptly, it was announced.|Read more >|TheStar

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January 23, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 22:00

Yapeim allocates RM4m to implement Foodbank 1.0 programme

The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) has allocated RM4 million to implement the Foodbank 1.0 programme nationwide, said its Melaka and Negri Sembilan administration manager, Azharry Giman.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 22:00

Malacca local authorities implement e-cash payment option

The local authorities in Malacca, particularly Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ), have been using the e-cash system since the end of last year, to facilitate the transfer of funds for various tax-related payments.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Jan 23, 2020 @ 20:00

Government to amend Sosma enabling courts to grant bail to accused

The government is expected to amend a provision in the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) during the next parliament sitting in March.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:00

Umno-PAS pact unaffected by Dr M-Hadi meeting, says Ismail Sabri

The recent meeting between PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not detrimental to Muafakat Nasional, says Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 23, 2020 @ 16:00

Nothing out of the ordinary, says Anwar of Dr M-Hadi meeting

The recent meeting between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang which has sparked speculation that it would change the country’s political landscape, is only a general interpretation, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >Malaymail

 

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

Govt’s role in setting up media council confined to tabling bill in Parliament

The government’s role with regard to the proposed Malaysian Media Council will be to table a bill on behalf of media industry players to set up the entity through an Act of Parliament, according to a veteran journalist.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 16:00

Pahang slashes quit rent for industrial category by 80 per cent

Industrial landowners in Pahang can finally heave a sigh of relief as the state government has offered an 80 per cent reduction in quit rent rate statewide.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 23, 2020 @ 15:00

TI-M: Malaysia up ten spots in corruption perception index after ‘swift action’ to address scandals

Malaysia jumped ten spots in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2019, with the steps taken to deal with high-profile corruption cases and related individuals a main driver.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020 @ 14:00

JPJ aims to kick off automated driving tests by June

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) plans to implement its automated driving test or “E-Testing” system for driving schools nationwide by June.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 13:00

Zuraida's fate up to disciplinary committee, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not interfere in deliberations of the party’s disciplinary committee on the fate of vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin who was issued a show-cause letter earlier this month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 13:00

Azmin ally Khalid Jaafar says yet to receive show-cause letter from PKR

Datuk Khalid Jaafar, an ally of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says he has yet to receive a show-cause letter from the party that has already gone viral on social media.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 23, 2020 @ 13:00

IGP: 2019 crime rate dropped 7.5 per cent

The crime index in Malaysia recorded a decrease of 7.5 per cent throughout last year, with 249 cases per 100,000 populations.|Read more >|NST

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

Final report on UEC to be sent to PM soon

The final report on recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will likely be submitted to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his capacity as acting education minister soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

199 express bus drivers undergo urine test

A total of 199 drivers of express buses operating at the Central Malacca bus terminal underwent urine tests for drugs in an operation conducted beginning four days ago in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 23, 2020

SMC to enforce ban of plastic straws next month

SMC enforcement officers will issue the RM50 compounds to eatery owners caught using plastic straws, starting Feb 1.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 23, 2020 @ 00:00

46 PKR leaders demand disciplinary action be dropped against Zuraida

A group of 46 PKR leaders today have come out in defence of PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin and demanded that the party drop all disciplinary proceedings against her.|Read more >|Malaymail

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January 22, 2020

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 22, 2020 @ 17:00

Shafie: PSS will not be continued

The state government will not go ahead with the implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) following objection from the people and the recent Kimanis by-election result.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 22, 2020 @ 17:00

Entrepreneur Development ministry is now known as Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry

As part of the Government's efforts to strengthen the cooperatives movement, the Entrepreneur Development ministry has been renamed as the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 22, 2020 @ 16:00

Six more cases of young doctors whose contracts were not renewed, says SUPP

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Education Bureau has recorded six similar cases of doctors whose contracts were not renewed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) without any reason given.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 22, 2020 @ 16:00

IGP: Police to revoke gun licences in bid to curb wildlife poaching

All firearm licences granted for the ownership of rifles will be revoked in stages, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 22, 2020 @ 15:00

EC: 2,400 secondary schools nationwide to be involved in voter education system

The Election Commission (EC) has pledged to intensify its engagement with secondary schools nationwide on the voter education system.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:00

Plans to revive Seremban-Port Dickson rail line being studied: Loke

The Ministry of Transport is currently conducting a study to revive the railway line from Seremban to Port Dickson.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai  Rakyat Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:00

Unclaimed, unused e-Tunai will return to govt

Any unclaimed RM30 e-Tunai by the deadline of March 9 will be returned to the federal government, said Senator Alan Ling.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:00

Santiago: Federal Govt should manage water catchment areas

The Federal Government must take over the management of water catchment areas nationwide as the states are not able to do it on their own.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 22, 2020 @ 07:00

I’m happy at where I’m now, says Zuraida

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin says there is no need to lodge a police report against the culprits who spread fake news claiming that she is joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 22, 2020

‘Missing’ documents, ignored calls when dealing with Putrajaya – Dr Sim

Sarawak as an opposition state has encountered its share of difficulties when dealing with the federal government on matters involving money, Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian claimed.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 22, 2020

Liew: Power of Sabah, Sarawak’s TYTs in appointing Judicial Commissioners to be restored

The power of the Sabah and Sarawak’s Tuan Yang Terutamas (TYTs) in appointing Judicial Commissioners to hear cases in Borneo will be restored, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 21, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 21, 2020 @ 22:00

No changes to Selangor water tariffs, says minister

Even though Stream B of the Langat Water Treatment Plant 2 (LRA 2 ) has been handed over to Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), there will be no changes in water tariffs in Selangor.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Food Bank Programme Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:00

Ministry intends to set up FCDC in every zone: Saifuddin Nasution

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) intends to set up one Food Collection and Distribution Centre (FCDC) for the Food Bank Malaysia Programme in every zone across the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:00

Syed Saddiq condemns PKR, DAP leaders for urging Dr M to step down

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has taken several PKR and DAP leaders to task for constantly urging Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 21, 2020 @ 18:00

Bersih 2.0 calls for more regulations on political donations

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) urges the government to amend the Election Offences Act 1954 (EOA) to include a regulation on political donations to political parties and candidates.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 21, 2020 @ 18:00

Pahang joins push for athletes to wear Shariah-compliant attire

The Pahang government is also moving in the direction of getting Muslim athletes to don Shariah-compliant attire, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Ramkarpal: Dr M should take responsibility for Pakatan's defeat in five of 10 by-elections

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should take responsibility over Pakatan Harapan's defeat in the five of ten by-elections called since GE14, says Bukit Gelugor lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) Jan 21, 2020 @ 17:00

Up to Cabinet to implement PSP: Saifuddin

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs says it will leave the decision to implement the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) to the Cabinet.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Guan Eng denies car price hike, govt still discussing

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng denies that car prices will increase, as the government has yet to reach an agreement with regards to the restructuring of excise duties.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

After money-laundering charges, Ahmad Maslan confirms MACC sought RM5m fine over RM2m 

Umno supreme council member Datuk Ahmad Maslan today confirmed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had previously asked him to pay a RM5 million fine or compound over RM2 million of funds allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Fake news: Govt not removing religious status from IC, says Home Ministry

The Home Ministry has refuted the claims in a viral video on social media that says the status of a person's religion in MyKad will be abolished.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PH-PAS alliance? Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Rumour mill going into overdrive, says PKR sec-gen on PH-PAS alliance

It is a case of the rumour mill going into overdrive when it comes to a possible alliance between Pakatan Harapan and PAS, according to PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2020 @ 16:00

Govt allocates RM70m for MPKKP in five states

The government has allocated RM70 million for the setting up of the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) in five states this year, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2020 @ 15:00

Courts to undergo facelift and have better facilities within two years

Several courts nationwide will undergo a two-year renovation and refurbishment works, utilising the government's RM120 million one-off allocation in the Fourth Rolling Plan 2020 under allocations for buildings.|Read more >|NST

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

Bersatu top guns to face challengers

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s decision to open all of its top central leadership posts to contests has created a path for stiff competition for the party’s first-ever election.|Read more >|NST

 

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

Bukit Aman: Planned crackdown on drug use among civil servants in Malaysia raises spectre of possible witch hunt

Azlan M, 32, has struggled with insomnia for months. Already of slim build, he is now almost gaunt. This has led to days of tardy arrival and truancy at the government agency where he works.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 21, 2020 @ 12:00

IGP: Voices in audio recordings to be identified this week

The voices in the audio recordings that were released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be identified latest this week, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:00

Govt emphasis on improving railway networks: Kamaruddin

The government is emphasising more on improving railway networks and services as it will help increase public usage and the transportation of freight, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:00

Ahmad Maslan charged with failing to declare RM2m received from Najib to IRB

Pontian Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan was charged in the sessions court here today with failing to declare RM2 million which he received from Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) and to giving false statements to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:00

Umno’s Shahrir Samad charged with money-laundering over alleged failure to disclose RM1m from Najib to IRB

Johor Baru Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrir Samad was charged today with committing money-laundering by allegedly failing to disclose income after receiving a RM1 million cheque from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2013.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 21, 2020 @ 08:00

Zuraida is still PKR member, not joining Bersatu, says pol-sec

The Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, is not joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), said her political secretary Nor Hizwan Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

‘We will fulfil our promises’

Pakatan Harapan lawmakers say they will continue working hard towards reforms with some even making renewed calls for a smooth transition plan following a report quoting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) as saying that the ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not address the infighting within Pakatan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 21, 2020

PKR S’wak backs Zuraida over show-cause letter, wants internal bickering to end

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak has expressed its full support to party’s vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin, following the decision by PKR’s disciplinary committee to issue a show-cause letter to her over alleged misconduct..|Read more >| BorneoPost

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January 20, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 23:00

MP Fahmi Fadzil to move forward with Lembah Pantai job centre

Soon folks in Lembah Pantai will find it easier to look for their dream jobs in the area, even with multinational companies like Alibaba and Razer.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 22:00

Courts going digital for easier access to justice, says minister

The country’s courts are not only going digital but are also adopting artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives to ensure easy access to justice.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | BSH 2020 Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

3.8 million people to benefit from BSH first phase payment from Monday (Jan 20)

The first phase payment of RM300 under the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 will be credited into the bank accounts of registered recipients between Monday (Jan 20) and Wednesday (Jan 22), says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

The first phase payment of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 >

New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Chinese schools in Penang oppose introduction of Jawi for Year Four pupils

Chinese primary schools in Penang will not introduce Jawi script to Year Four pupils this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida should focus on her response to the showcause letter: PKR Sec-Gen

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has been advised against involving anyone in her response over a show-cause letter from the party.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Zuraida: Pengerang to become smart city in five years

Pengerang in Johor has been targeted to become a smart city in five years, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >Malaymail

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

Proposal of subsidies for child safety seats will be tabled: Selangor state exco

The proposal for subsidies for the purchase of child restraint seats will be tabled to the Selangor state government to help ease the burden of the B40 group, according to Selangor Consumer Affairs exco Hee Loy Sian.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Tun M clarifies that he did not say PH would be a one-term govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has clarified that he did not mean that Pakatan Harapan (PH) would be a one-term government, stating that he does not see it that way.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 19:00

First solar panel recycling facility in next 10 years: Yeo

The government is looking forward to a private company setting up a solar panel recycling centre in the next 10 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 19:00

Enhanced supplementary food programme launched today

Beginning today, students who are eligible for the Enhanced Supplementary Food Programme (ESFP) implemented in 100 primary schools throughout the country will enjoy free meals.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

'Central payment infrastructure providers needed to make Msia cashless'

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today outlined two aspects which must first be addressed in order for the government to realise its aspiration to transform Malaysia into a cashless society.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Ministry to utilise integrated enforcement management system from today

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has begun to fully utilise the Integrated Enforcement Management System (IEMS) today to conduct price checks on goods.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Shahrir Samad, Ahmad Maslan arrested; to face charges tomorrow

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abd Samad and ex-Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan will be charged in court tomorrow under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 17:00

'Kissing the hand of a thief': Dr M baffled how people are influenced by person facing trial for stealing

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is baffled at how people can be influenced by a person who is facing a trial for cheating and stealing money.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

PSD, MoH, MoF urged to resolve medical officers' predicament

The Public Services Department (PSD), Health Ministry (MoH), and the Finance Ministry (MoF) once and for all need to resolve the predicaments faced by medical officers (MOs) in government hospitals.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

RM66mil e-Tunai Rakyat disbursed so far

A total RM66 million has been disbursed to the people under the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative as of 9pm yesterday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

Want to sack me from PKR? Do it properly, says Zuraida

If there was any move to sack her from PKR, party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said it should be done by the book.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 15:00

Join Bersatu? You can't be listening to rumours, Zuraida chides media

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) has quashed talk that she will be joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia should she be sacked from the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Include everyone in free breakfast programme, says Sabah school PTA

Sekolah Kebangsaan Kebagu’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is hoping that all school-going children will be included in the improvised Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) that begins today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

4,000 eligible pupils enjoy free breakfast

More than 4,000 primary school pupils across the nation enjoyed a free breakfast today in the first phase of expansion for the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Perak govt seeks win-win situation over Kledang Saiong land clearing issue, says MB

The state government is looking for a win-win situation to solve the Kledang Saiong land clearing issue, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said on Monday his ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not make some changes.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt

If the Kimanis by-election result is anything to go by, then Pakatan Harapan (PH) has everything to worry about Barisan Nasional’s (BN) resurgence.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 20, 2020 @ 10:00

With RM300b at stake, tax experts caution Putrajaya to rein in shadow economy soon

The government needs to crack down on the shadow economy sooner rather than later, two tax experts said.|Read more >Malaymail

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

Kula: M’sians working in S’pore may get Socso coverage

Malaysians working in Singapore may get protection against injuries due to occupational accidents or diseases under Socso’s scheme for the self-employed under a study, says M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020

Baru: Special unit on modernising agriculture to be set up

The Federal Cabinet is setting up a special unit that will focus on modernising the agricultural sector nationwide, disclosed Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 20, 2020

Pekadin urges govt to suspend introduction of PSS

The Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (Pekadin), is calling on the government to immediately suspend the introduction of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to replace three documents for foreigners in Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

PM: Concept of 'Malaysia Inc' now more important than ever

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the concept of ‘Malaysia Incorporated’ (Malaysia Inc), which integrates the objectives of the private and public sectors, is now more important than ever to achieve the country’s big and ambitious goals.|Read more >|NST

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

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

January 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 19, 2020 @ 22:00

Penang unlikely to impose unsold property tax: Jagdeep

The Penang government would not likely consider introducing the unsold property tax to address the property overhang issue in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:00

'No plans to extend RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat'

The Government does not have plans to extend the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative when registration ends on March 9.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:00

Sabah CM says won’t punish Kimanis voters despite by-election defeat

Accepting his party’s defeat in the recent Kimanis by-election, Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal says he will continue to develop the constituency despite losing to Umno and Barisan Nasional.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:00

Profiteering traders beware!

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has identified premises which have raised the prices of vegetables and promises action will be taken against them.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:00

Govt to introduce new initiatives for welfare of fishermen

The government will introduce new initiatives to protect the welfare of fishermen in the country by having them register with the Social Security Organisation (Socso).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry to probe cause behind MOs' contract termination

The Health Ministry will launch a probe to find out why several of its medical officers (MO) in Sibu had their contracts abruptly terminated.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00

Three things we learnt about: The Kimanis parliamentary by-election

In the straight fight between Warisan’s 66-year-old candidate Datuk Karim Bujang and Umno’s 48-year-old Datuk Mohamad Alamin, pundits said it would be unpredictable and a close race from the start as both men had their pros and cons, with the common factor being they had equally lost in Election 2018.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 00:00

Anwar: Kimanis defeat clear sign rakyat dissatisfied with PH govt

Pakatan Harapan's (PH) component parties should regard the results of the Kimanis parliamentary seat by-election on Saturday as a clear sign of the people's dissatisfaction towards the government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00

Could be voters yet to embrace Pakatan, says Dr M on Kimanis loss

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Parti Warisan Sabah's defeat in the Kimanis by-election on Saturday (Jan 18) could be because the voters in that parliamentary constituency had yet to embrace the Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 19, 2020 @ 09:00

RM1,200 minimum wage compliance to be known by Feb 28

The smooth and effective implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage in major cities under 57 city councils and municipal councils will only be known by the end of February, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 19, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR instructs Zuraida to explain

The rivalry between Team Anwar and Team Azmin flared up again with PKR issuing its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin a show cause letter on Jan 15, demanding for an explanation on why she should not be sacked for her alleged transgressions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 19, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR instructs Zuraida to explain

The rivalry between Team Anwar and Team Azmin flared up again with PKR issuing its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin a show cause letter on Jan 15, demanding for an explanation on why she should not be sacked for her alleged transgressions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020

Najib: BN’s handsome victory in Kimanis by-election shows people against PSS

Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Datuk Mohamad Alamin handsome victory in the Kimanis by-election showed that the people have rejected the government’s plan to implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), said former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020

BN wins with bigger majority in Kimanis

Barisan Nasional (BN) retained the Kimanis parliamentary seat after winning yesterday’s by-election with a majority of 2,029 votes – a significant increase compared to its win in the the 14th General Elections (GE14).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

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

January 18, 2020

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida: I will only answer to disciplinary committee

I will only answer to the disciplinary committee and no one else, say PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Govt will consider e-Tunai payment into bank accounts of those without smartphones

The government is willing to pay the RM30 due to each eligible Malaysian under its e-Tunai Rakyat (people’s e-cash) programme and accessible through selected e-wallet operators, by banking the allocation into the bank accounts of beneficiaries who do not have smart phones.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Empowering TVET among priorities of HR Ministry

Empowering Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) by developing a more relevant new policy in implementing TVET’s agenda in line with industry needs was part of the Ministry of Human Resources’s plan throughout 2019.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Kimanis polls: BN wins with 1000-vote majority in unofficial early counts

Barisan Nasional has won the Kimanis parliamentary seat with a majority of over 1,000 votes, according to unofficial reports.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

PKR MPP wants transition of power to be peaceful, orderly

PKR central leadership council (MPP) members want the transition of the prime minister to be undertaken peacefully, unanimously and in an orderly manner, making the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council as the best forum.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Dr Lee: 5G technology is safe for use

The Health Ministry has assured that the use of 5G technology is not detrimental to health.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Zuraida show-cause letter reignites Anwar-Azmin rivalry in PKR

PKR's action in issuing a show-cause letter to its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has once again re-ignited the acrimony between Team Anwar and Team Azmin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:00

PKR insists Anwar its PM candidate, tells party reps in Pakatan Council to obey decision

The PKR’s Central Leadership Council (MPP) today reiterated its selection of party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister candidate.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:00

Show-cause letter issued, PKR gives Zuraida 14 days to respond

PKR vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin has been given 14 days to respond to a show-cause letter issued to her on claims of disciplinary misconduct.|Read more >|NST

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

20 + 18 toll discount for Penang Bridge? Plus will clarify, says Lim

The recent toll concession extension showed that the Pakatan Harapan government performed better than the previous administration, Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

PKR issues show-cause letter to Zuraida over disciplinary issues

PKR has issued a show-cause letter to its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin yesterday over disciplinary issues, the party's secretary-general, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said today.|