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Jan 31, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Jan 31, 2019 @ 22:00

Loke allocates RM30,000 to Thean Hou Temple, first for 2019

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has presented RM30,000 from his ministerial allocation to the Thean Hou Temple along Jalan Robson, his first such allocation for 2019. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HSR Jan 31, 2019 @ 21:39

Singapore: Malaysia remitted payment for HSR’s abortive costs

Malaysia has remitted the payment for abortive costs incurred by the republic for suspending the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) Project, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 31, 2019 @ 20:37

Loke: Ministry, cops to discuss unpaid traffic summonses after CNY

Issues pertaining to the staggering amount of unpaid traffic summonses will be discussed after the Chinese New Year holiday period.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 31, 2019 @ 18:00

Azmin appointed Kelantan State Action Council chairman

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has been appointed the chairman of the Kelantan State Action Council (MTNg) from January 1 onwards. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 31, 2019 @ 18:00

21 of 27 Labuan village chiefs step down

Twenty-one of the 27 village heads on this duty-free island are resigning effective tomorrow, citing ‘too much politicking’ in the appointment of people to the positions. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 31, 2019 @ 17:22

China offered heavy discount on ECRL, but then came the contradictory remarks by our ministers

China offered to nearly halve the cost of a US$20bil (RM81bil) rail project to save the centrepiece of its infrastructure push in South-East Asia, two sources said on Thursday (Jan 31), but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 31, 2019 @ 16:51

Health Ministry wants 'zero stray dogs' policy at rabies-infected areas

The Health Ministry wants a zero stray dogs policy at all rabies gazetted areas, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Wishlist Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:50

Bersih 2.0 moots by-elections as ‘labs’ to test out reform ideas

The Election Commission (EC) could consider testing out reform measures at future by-elections before rolling them out nationwide, Bersih 2.0 said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:50

Putrajaya should compensate Sarawak for swim meet cancellation, says Masing

The Sarawak government has every right to demand compensation from Putrajaya for the cancellation of the World 2019 Para-Swimming Championships here, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 31, 2019 @ 16:42

China offered to nearly halve cost of US$20 billion ECRL: sources

China offered to nearly halve the cost of a US$20-billion rail project to save the centrepiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Jan 31, 2019 @ 15:49

Terengganu doubles the size of protected forest in Kenyir State Park to 30,000ha

The Terengganu state government has gazetted an additional 19,614 hectares of forest in Kenyir State Park, effectively increasing the protected area to a whopping 30,000 hectares.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Jan 31, 2019 @ 15:37

Temple task force, devotees fail to be interested parties in Adib’s inquest

Fifty devotees of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and the temple’s task force today failed in their bid to become interested parties and participate in the inquest to determine the cause of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bkt Kukus Jan 31, 2019 @ 15:16

Findings of investigations into Jalan Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy must be made public - NGOs

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) have urged the Penang government to make public its findings into the Jalan Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cameron By-election Jan 31, 2019 @ 14:05

Cameron Highlands polls marred by election offences, highest recorded since GE14

Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 recorded a whopping 23 cases of election offences during the recently concluded Cameron Highlands polls, making it the highest committed in a by-election since the 14th General Election (GE14). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Jan 31, 2019 @ 14:00

Johor Umno Youth man says party must embrace anti-corruption blueprint

Umno must accept and adopt the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 that will be its best chance to change and correct the public’s perception of the party, said Pasir Gudang Umno Youth chief Noor Azleen Ambros. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NACP Jan 31, 2019 @ 09:37

More effective check-and-balance mechanism needed to tackle public sector corruption

The need to expedite government services dealings, tussling for posts, high cost of living, greed, opportunities and power, external stress and peer pressure are among the factors said to be linked to corruption in the public services sector. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Jan 31, 2019 @ 09:07

MOE not involved in hiring contract staff for security and cleaning services

The Ministry of Education (MOE) stressed that it is not involved in the issue of recruiting and terminating contract workers for security services and cleaning of schools. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: AGC Jan 31, 2019 @ 08:50

Tribunal proceedings on EC not merely academic: Tommy

Attorney General Tommy Thomas (pix) has stressed that the tribunal proceedings pertaining to the Election Commission’s former members held on Monday (Jan 28) were not merely academic even though the persons in question have quit. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 31, 2019 @ 08:48

Total trade up by 5.9pc last year

MALAYSIA has posted its largest trade surplus since 2012, as total trade grew 5.9 per cent to RM1.876 trillion last year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 31, 2019 @ 07:00

Gag order issued on ministers over ECRL

Cabinet ministers have been issued a gag order to stop making statements about the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) while negotiations are ongoing about the project. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 31, 2019 

MPKS to weed out underperforming contractors

The Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) will not tolerate contractors with sub-standard work and performance. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Jan 30, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: DBKL Jan 30, 2019 @ 23:13

Khalid reveals alleged irregularities in two projects on govt land

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today revealed alleged irregularities and abuse of power pertaining to the construction of two buildings to be carried out on government-owned land in Kuala Lumpur. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Decision on ECRL must consider 7,000 workers

The decision of the government on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) must take into account the welfare of the 7,000 workers on the railway line in Terengganu. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DBKL Jan 30, 2019 @ 21:30

FT minister to rid DBKL of Umno-controlled contract ‘cartels’

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad aims to break up what he labels as “cartels” within Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), which he believes is mostly controlled by Umno members. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Jan 30, 2019 @ 20:48

Work at Bukit Kukus project site resumes

The stop-work order issued against the Bukit Kukus paired road project soon after a landslide last October, which claimed nine lives, has been lifted by the Department of Safety and Health (DOSH). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 30, 2019 @ 20:00

Anwar: Parliamentary caucus for reform aims to vet all Bills before they are tabled

The recently formed parliamentary caucus for reform and governance has proposed that it vets all Bills that will be tabled in Parliament to ensure that they are in line with its goals.  |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GST Jan 30, 2019 @ 19:49

Customs to release GST refunds under special mechanism

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department said refunds for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to eligible companies will be paid out either in a lump sum or carried out in stages for larger sums under a special mechanism developed by the department. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:59

Malaysia to receive the first payment of 1MDB money soon: Lim

Malaysia will receive the first payment of money allegedly stolen from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) this year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:56

Jomo: No need for ECRL, just take a flight

The rationale given that the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) would speed up the connection between the West Coast and East Coast is merely a ruse by those interested in enriching themselves with such “fake projects”, says economist Professor Jomo Kwame Sundram. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:38

Do not polemicise issues surrounding ECRL projects, says PKR Youth exco

All parties have been urged not to polemicise issues surrounding the development of East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) megaproject, PKR Youth exco member Mohd Azizuddin Ariffin said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:32

Govt still negotiating with China on ECRL

The government is still in the midst of negotiating the RM81 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract terms with China, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:36

Traffic chief: Let's focus more on deterrent than fines

Newly promoted Traffic Investigation and Enforcement (JSPT) chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Azisman Alias wants the focus to be more on deterrent measures to ensure safer roads in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: mySalam Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:30

Minister dismisses abuse fears in mySalam health scheme

Cash assistance from the federal health insurance scheme for the poor will be given directly to patients and not hospitals, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today when rejecting concerns that the mySalam programme is vulnerable to corruption. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NACP Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:23

Establish a trusted monitoring system to ensure smooth NACP

A trusted monitoring system is crucial to ensure a smooth implementation of the five-year National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) to produce more honest Malaysians, says Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute Centre of Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:19

Give justice to 142 juveniles detained under POCA - Suhakam

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) want justice and legal protection be given to 142 juveniles detained under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:09

Selangor Armada: We will fight attempts to force Malays into accepting 'extreme Western liberal' way of life

Selangor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth wing Armada warns that it would fight tooth-and-nail against any groups attempting to force Malays into accepting an “extreme Western liberal” way of life. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: UEC Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:01

CLP issue has Deputy Education Minister under the spotlight

The requirements to sit for certificate of legal practice (CLP) examination, effective this year, have put Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching under scrutiny.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 30, 2019 @ 15:57

No plans yet to set up designated smoking areas, says Dr Lee

The government has no plan to set up designated smoking areas similar to other countries such as Japan and Singapore as it will deny the rights of smokers in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Jan 31 public holiday for Pahang

The state government has declared Thursday (Jan 31) a special holiday for Pahang in conjunction with the proclamation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan of Pahang Al Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 30, 2019 @ 15:45

Deputy minister laughs off question on cigarette ban

Putrajaya has no plans to ban cigarettes in the country, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Minister dismisses abuse fears in mySalam health scheme

Cash assistance from the federal health insurance scheme for the poor will be given directly to patients and not hospitals, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today when rejecting concerns that the mySalam programme is vulnerable to corruption. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Jan 30, 2019 @ 15:24

Seven contractors in Johor detained for submitting false claims

Seven contractors were detained by the Malaysian Ant-Corruption Corruption Commission (MACC), here, yesterday for allegedly submitting false claims on providing supplies, two years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

MACC: Eight in 10 M'sians think corruption a serious problem

Eight in 10 Malaysians feel the level of corruption in the country has reached serious proportions, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 30, 2019 @ 15:11

Yadim appointments give politicians total control, say Umno, PAS

Umno and PAS are condemning the Pakatan Harapan government for appointments that they deem give total control of Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) to politicians.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PSM Jan 30, 2019 @ 14:59

PSM: Affordable housing should be no more than RM104k

Affordable housing should cost between RM39,000 and about RM100,000, says Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 30, 2019 @ 14:40

Police: Over 3.5 million summonses not paid each year

Traffic offenders only settle less than 30 per cent of the approximately five million summonses issues each year, Bukit Aman’s Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department (JSPT) revealed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 30, 2019 @ 14:30

After GE14 euphoria, Malaysia's business and consumer confidence tumbles

Malaysian consumers and businesses expressed lower optimism in the second half of 2018 following an extraordinary spike in confidence attributed to the historic outcome of the 14th general election, according to a survey. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Jan 30, 2019 @ 14:20

SC raps, fines Deloitte RM2.2m over Bandar Malaysia RM2.4b sukuk

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has reprimanded and imposed penalties on Deloitte PLT (Deloitte) for four breaches related to the RM2.4bil Sukuk Murabahah Programme issued by Bandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (BMSB) in 2014.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 30, 2019 @ 13:55

Terengganu call for special committee on ECRL issue

The Terengganu government has called on the Federal Government to form a special committee to resolve the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) issue. |Read more >|NST

 

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Jan 30, 2019

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

Dr M: Cabinet discussed Rais’ toll abolition strategy for Semenyih by-election

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the Cabinet has discussed a proposal by a Pakatan Harapan (PH) leader to abolish the toll in Semenyih to boost the coalition’s chances of winning the by-election for the Selangor state seat. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: mySalam Jan 30, 2019 @ 09:30

Doctors, patients question transparency of Putrajaya’s mySalam health insurance

Doctor and patient groups have raised concerns about a government-run health insurance scheme for the poor that they say lacks details and has insufficient benefits. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Jan 30, 2019 @ 08:20

Muslims dress code guide will be presented to advisory council first: HR Ministry

The dress code guidelines for Muslim workers in private sector will be presented at the meeting of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) first, said the Human Resources Ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 30, 2019 @ 07:00

PM: Crucial to introduce law on political funding

A new law on political funding is the top priority among 115 initiatives under the newly launched National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2023 (NACP). |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: PEKA Jan 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Doctors shun Health Ministry’s ‘take it or leave it’ health screening scheme

General practitioners have refused to join the Health Ministry’s (MOH) health screening programme for the poor because the rate offered by the government is too low. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 30, 2019 @ 07:00

PM: Govt and rakyat must work together to curb wrongdoings

Fighting corruption is the responsibility of everyone, from the Prime Minister himself to those who should be teaching children to stay away from graft.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Hoping to be rid of ‘kleptocracy’ label with NACP

With the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023, Malaysia aims to shrug off its infamous tag of “klepto­cracy” and become a country known for integrity.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jan 30, 2019 

Ministry establishes spv to assist Bumiputera furniture entrepreneur

The Primary Industries Ministry has approved the establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for Certified Timber and Credit Suppliers (CTCS) programme carried out by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), its minister Teresa Kok said yesterday. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 30, 2019 @ 00:26

‘Separation of powers vital in civil service’

The separation of powers between the executive, legislature and judiciary is needed to ensure the integrity of the public service is not disputed.|Read more >|SunDaily

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Jan 29, 2019

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 29, 2019 @ 22:08

Seven centralised accommodations for foreign workers in Penang

The Penang state government plans to build seven centralised accommodation transit (CAT) in an effort to resolve the issue of the presence of foreign workers in residential areas. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 29, 2019 @ 21:33

Fully cashless system on MRT buses from Feb 1

Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd – the operator of the Rapid KL bus service – will implement a fully cashless payment system on all its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) feeder buses from Feb 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 29, 2019 @ 21:18

PM: ECRL not cancelled; negotiations still underway

The controversial East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) mega project has yet to be scrapped, pending negotiations with relevant parties. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Jan 29, 2019 @ 19:49

Umno, PAS support National Anti-Corruption Plan

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan has described the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 that was launched today as a good plan to fight and eventually eradicate corruption in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 29, 2019 @ 18:40

Basic necessities at lower prices under Angkasa's BA100 programme

The National Malaysian Co-operative (Angkasa) is in the progress of identifying 3,000 shops for its Basic Necessities project (BA100) which offers items at discounted prices. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 29, 2019 @ 17:46

66,600 households enjoy RM40 electricity bill rebate since Jan 1

A total of 66,600 poor and hardcore poor households who registered and verified under e-Kasih have received their monthly electricity bill rebate of RM40 each effective Jan 1, this year, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Jan 29, 2019 @ 17:21

More than 2 months bonus if KPI is met, Selangor MB tells state civil servants

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari assured civil servants in the state that the special financial aid payout for 2019 will be more than two months compared to last year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Jan 29, 2019 @ 17:19

No-discount policy for RTD compounds stays

The no-discount policy for any compound notices issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) for traffic offences stays, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Jan 29, 2019 @ 16:40

Reduce affordable housing prices to RM200,000, Gerakan tells Penang

The Penang state government should consider lowering the price of affordable housing to RM200,000 per unit so that more first-time buyers can afford to purchase a property, Gerakan deputy president Oh Tong Keong said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 29, 2019 @ 16:20

Lower monthly mortgage rate under BNM’s RM1 billion housing fund

First-time house buyers are expected to enjoy 23% less in monthly commitment compared to current financing schemes offered in the market with the official launch of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes initiative today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Jan 29, 2019 @ 16:10

Penang CM eyes Singapore solution to foreign workers housing issues

Malaysia should emulate Singapore by introducing laws mandating quarters for migrant labour, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MCMC Jan 29, 2019 @ 15:20

Policies to boost growth of startups coming up: Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is to announce several policies in the middle of this year to help boost the growth of startup industries, said Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 29, 2019 @ 15:00

Bank Negara launches RM1bil fund for B40 to buy house

Bank Negara Malaysia has launched RM1 billion fund for affordable home ownership for those earning RM2,300 and below beginning January 2. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 29, 2019 @ 14:11

SSPN-i education account holders to receive extra 0.5% reward

National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN-i) account holders will now receive an extra 0.5% on top of the annual dividend of 4% that is deposited into their accounts.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Jan 29, 2019 @ 14:20

Loke to tap Muhyiddin about creating ‘climate of fear’ for traffic offenders

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said he will speak to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin about enforcing traffic summonses fully similarly to fines issued under the Automated Awareness Safety System (AwAS). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Reforms Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:39

Special Select Committee on Budget holds first meeting

The Special Select Committee on the Budget, one of six such panels comprising both government and opposition Parliament members, met for the first time yesterday. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 29, 2019 @ 14:32

NACP proof of govt’s commitment to overcoming financial leakages: Azmin

The launch of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today is proof of the government’s commitment towards overcoming financial leakages.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: UEC Jan 29, 2019 @ 14:00

STPM, A-levels a must pass from 2021 for UEC grads eyeing law practice

Independent Chinese schools graduates seeking to sit for the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) will be required to pass at least two subjects at the A-level or STPM level starting from 2021. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Funding Jan 29, 2019 @ 13:11

New act to monitor political funding?

The government is looking at the possibility of introducing a new act to monitor activities related to political funding, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 29, 2019 @ 13:00

At townhall session to address critics, minister says Islamic governance embraces diversity

The Pakatan Harapan administration’s push for a more inclusive Islam reflects the true nature of the faith, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa told a townhall session organised to address critics here today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 29, 2019 @ 14:00

Towards creating more job creators

Aiming at elevating entrepreneurship development, the Entrepreneur Development Ministry (MED) has launched the Professional Training And Education For Growing Entrepreneurs programme (PROTÉGÉ) to reduce unemployment within society, especially youth. |Read more > |TheStar

 

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Jan 29, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:44

LGE: Wait for my statement on ECRL

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says he has been advised by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad not to make any announcement relating to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project yet. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:35

Gobind: Ministry never promised to cooperate in Xiddig broadband project

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says his ministry never promised Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd its cooperation in their broadband project.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:20

ECRL would leave Malaysia with 30 years of debt, says Dr M

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun must execute the court order for his agency to recover the youngest daughter of M. Indira Gandhi, said Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:42

IPCMC will have power to enforce action in police misconduct cases

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will be empowered to take enforcement action to address grouses raised against the force. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:16

Almost half of graft complaints involve public procurement

 Almost half (about 42.8%) of the complaints received by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are on public procurement, followed by enforcement personnel (23.9%) and licensing and permits (8.6%), according to the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NCAP).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 29, 2019 @ 12:14

Five-year plan to fight graft

The government must ensure that previous corrupt practices that have affected the nation’s reputation are never repeated, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said after launching a five-year National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCAP Jan 29, 2019 @ 11:20

‘Integrity’ in, ‘kleptocracy’ out: Malaysia Baharu’s five-year plan to stamp out corruption

Malaysia today unveiled its ambitious National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), a five-year framework aimed at eradicating corruption and improving governance and for the Pakatan Harapan government, it could not have come at a more crucial time. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 29, 2019 

Commitment needed to better infrastructure

The Sarawak government wants the federal government to give full commitment to improve and uplift school infrastructure in the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 29, 2019 @ 11:35

Rafizi to create a platform for job seekers

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli (pix) aims to create a platform for job seekers in two weeks time. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Jan 29, 2019 @ 09:05

Ending discrimination by landlords

THE government is looking at introducing legislation to curb racial discrimination when landlords lease or rent out a property. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Jan 29, 2019 @ 08:39

Govt in the midst of outlining affordable homes policy for B40 group

The government is in the midst of drawing up the National Affordable Housing Policy (DPMM) which will be a guideline to help the low-income group (B40) own homes.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Jan 29, 2019 @ 06:20

Prices, rental for low-cost homes to be regulated under National Housing Policy

Rent and prices for low-cost houses will soon be regulated once Putrajaya introduces the Rent Control Bill to clamp down on profiteering. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Jan 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang’s overhang addressed

Non-Penangites will now be able to buy affordable housing units here in a move by the state government to address the overhang situation.|Read more >|TheStar

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36 Critical Illnesses Health Insurance Coverage for B40

Skim Perlindungan Nasional B40 (mySalam) provides health insurance coverage for eligible low-income Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat 2019 (BSHR) recipients who seek treatment at government hospitals.  Click to read > |

 

Jan 28, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: SOCSO Jan 28, 2019 @ 14:49

Socso urges employers in Keningau to register foreign workers under EIS

Employers in the district who hire foreign workers with valid documents have been urged to register their employees under the Social Security Organisation (Socso)’s Employment Injury Scheme (EIS).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jan 28, 2019 

State Welfare Dept doled out over RM209 million in aid last year

A total of 7,738 disadvantaged and needy individuals across Sarawak each received RM100 ‘ang pow’ from the state Welfare Department in conjunction with the upcoming Lunar New Year celebration. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Jan 28, 2019 @ 14:30

Misconduct tribunal turns chaotic after lawyer admits EC members already quit

A special tribunal to seek the removal of six former Election Commission (EC) members descended today into confusion after a lawyer appointed by the Attorney General’s Chambers said it was an academic matter since they have already resigned. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Jan 28, 2019 @ 14:08

Dr Dzulkefly: PeKa B40 pilot project to begin in March

The Peduli Kesihatan scheme for B40 (PeKa B40) health protection plan will be implemented in stages starting March, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >