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July 05, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 05, 2019 @ 20:00

Latheefa aims to educate public on MACC’s role, says agency’s good work not recognised

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya today said she intends to play a more active role in informing the public about the role of the anti-graft agency.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 05, 2019 @ 20:00

Chief minister: Only state govt can issue licences to oil and gas companies operating in Sarawak

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg clarified today said that only the Sarawak state government can issue licences to oil and gas companies operating in its territorial waters.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: RAC | Jul 04, 201@ 19:56

RAC, Perak MBinc to jointly develop 193.7ha around Ipoh railway station

Railway Assets Corporation (RAC) has entered into a strategic nexus with Perak Menteri Besar Incorporated (Perak MBinc) to create a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) involving assets in the 193.7ha of land around Ipoh’s iconic railway station.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 04, 201@ 19:35

Dr M invites all Malay parties, Umno too, to join Bersatu

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there are currently too many Malay-based parties which has resulted in the Malays being divided and politically weak.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB | Jul 06, 2019 @ 19:30

Putrajaya seeks additional RM1.69b in income tax from Najib

The Malaysian government has filed a lawsuit against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, seeking RM1.69 billion in income tax which he still owed the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) for the assessment years 2011 to 2017.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 04, 201@ 18:03

MOH: Bill to regulate e-cigarettes to be tabled by year-end

New legislation to regulate electronic cigarettes will be tabled in Parliament at the end of the year or in next year’s sitting.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 05, 2019 @ 17:19

Corruption involving high profile individuals: Sarawak MACC awaits instructions from HQ

The Sarawak Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is awaiting further instructions from its headquarters over corruption allegations involving certain high profile individuals in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 05, 2019 @ 13:00

Penang gets official nod for man-made islands... with 72 conditions

The DAP-led Penang government today confirmed it has approval from the Department of Environment (DOE) to create three man-made islands under its proposed south reclamation project.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF | Jul 05, 2019 @ 12:12

Finance Ministry grants three year extension of financing scheme benefitting bumiputera entrepreneurs

The Finance Ministry has approved a three year extension to Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) to manage Tabung Projek Usahawan Bumiputera-i (TPUB-i) contract financing scheme up to June 30, 2022.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MA63 Agreement | Jul 05, 2019 @ 10:12

Mahathir: Sedition Act will be used if secessionists threaten public order

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has told Parliament that action will only be taken under the Sedition Act against those who call for Sarawak’s secession from Malaysia if they jeopardised public order and security.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 04, 201@ 09:38

DoE gives air pollution detectors to 111 Pasir Gudang schools

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday handed over air pollution detectors to 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang district.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Riza Aziz | Jul 05, 2019 @ 09:30

Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz charged with laundering US$248m 1MDB money

Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the co-founder of the Hollywood production house behind the Wolf of Wall Street, today claimed trial to five money laundering charges of US$248 million allegedly misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 05, 2019 @ 09:30

Johor govt mulls stiffer penalties for polluters

The Johor government is prepared to study increasing the compound fine for factory owners and animal breeders caught dumping waste into rivers and causing pollution.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 05, 2019 @ 07:00

FT minister given priority, court told

The High Court heard that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) gave priority to instructions from the Federal Territories Minister when making decisions regarding applications and appeals by developers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Illegal satellite dish crackdown

The Malaysian Communi­cations and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is cracking down on the growing number of illegal satellite dishes in Malaysian homes.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Jul 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Be transparent about third national car

There must be transparency in the financing of the third national car project, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 04, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA | Jul 04, 2019 @ 23:00

Economic Affairs Ministry: 12 Malaysian Plan engagement sessions kicks off nationwide tomorrow

A series of stakeholder engagement sessions to gather feedback for the preparation of the 12th Malaysian Plan (12MP) will be carried out nationwide from tomorrow.Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: PAA | Jul 04, 2019 @ 20:15

Peaceful assembly amendment allowing street protests passed by Parliament

The Peaceful Assembly (Amendment) Bill 2019, which among others allow street protests, was passed with amendments by the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 04, 2019 @ 20:00

TVET graduates could easily find jobs: Kula Segaran

Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates could easily find jobs with high pay compared to academic graduates, said Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 04, 2019 @ 18:35

Lack of parental support reason behind lack of youth involvement in TVET

The lack of support from parents is one of the main reasons why children avoid Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) courses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Latheefa's Appointment | Jul 04, 201@ 17:25

Latheefa meets PSC on new role as MACC chief

New Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya spent 45 minutes today being questioned by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on her ability to lead the commission and her future plans for the graft-busters.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Riza Aziz | Jul 04, 2019 @ 17:05

Riza Aziz arrested by MACC

Riza Aziz has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and will be produced in court tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty | Jul 04, 2019 @ 17:00

Minister: Govt to table Bill next week to abolish mandatory death sentence

Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that studies made on the abolishment of the mandatory death penalty has been completed and will be tabled in the Cabinet tomorrow.Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jul 04, 201@ 16:37

PR1MA due diligence report to be ready next month, says Zuraida

The due diligence report to identify the direction for 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA) will be completed next month, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamarudin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 04, 2019 @ 16:35

Penang to wait for land council’s decision on urban regeneration

The Penang Government will wait for the outcome of the next National Land Council meeting in August before deciding on their urban regeneration agenda, according to the State Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 04, 201@ 16:32

EIA approval for man-made islands project shocking, says SAM

Environmental-based non-governmental organisation Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has expressed shock over how the Penang government could have secured approval to develop three man-made islands measuring 1,800ha in the southern tip of the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jul 04, 2019 @ 16:30

Kesas accepts Putrajaya’s highway buyout offer

Kesas Holdings Berhad has agreed to the government’s offer to take over its highway concessions.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 04, 2019 @ 16:14

MPPD: Port Dickson could become duty-free zone

Efforts are underway to look into the possibility of making Port Dickson a duty-free zone, in a bid to attract more overnight local and foreign tourists.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 04, 2019 @ 16:00

No sea sand export, but river sand ok, natural resources minister clarifies

Malaysia only does not allow the export of sand mined from its seas, Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar clarified today amid global news reports suggesting the ban aimed to stymie the grand land expansion plans of its southern neighbour, Singapore.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PSC | Jul 04, 2019 @ 14:54

Select committee studying best mechanism on key public sector appointments

The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is studying the best mechanism for appointments to key public sector posts, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB-linked assets | Jul 04, 2019 @ 14:49

Najib, Rosmah and children object to third-party claims over seized items

Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and their three children are objecting to claims made by third parties over items seized last year from residences linked to the former prime minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 04, 201@ 13:34

Automatic voter registration needs further Constitution amendment, says EC chief

Implementing automatic voter registration (AVR) needs further amendment to the Federal Constitution, said Election Commission chief Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 04, 2019 @ 13:30

Perak to be first state to introduce high-speed Internet in rural areas

Perak will be the first state to introduce the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), says state exco Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 04, 2019 @ 13:00

Govt mulls alternative care for underaged children of detained illegal immigrants

Four out of nine individuals and entities formally objected to the government’s forfeiture lawsuit against them to recover 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) monies when the matter came up in the High Court for the first time today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB-linked assets | Jul 04, 2019 @ 12:30

Four respondents launch fight against Putrajaya’s bid to forfeit 1MDB-linked assets

Malaysia only does not allow the export of sand mined from its seas, Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar clarified today amid global news reports suggesting the ban aimed to stymie the grand land expansion plans of its southern neighbour, Singapore.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 04, 2019 @ 11:01

Govt digitising public service delivery for efficient, faster service: Chief secretary

The government is actively digitising the public service delivery system, through the collaboration of various government agencies for more efficient and faster service, says Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 04, 2019 @ 11:00

Green minister vows to wipe out all illegal factories in Pasir Gudang within month

The government has placed illegal factories in Pasir Gudang, Johor in its sights, said Yeo Bee Yin who is aiming to shut them all down in a joint operation this month.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 04, 2019 @ 10:24

Constitutional amendment to reduce voting age tabled at parliament today

The amendment to the Federal Constitution to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years will be tabled for first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 04, 2019 @ 10:00

Kok defends criticism of international school over dim view of palm oil, says prompted by parent complaint

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok insisted today she was not restricting academic freedom by criticising an international school over a student performance that portrayed palm oil negatively.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 04, 2019 @ 09:02

Voice of young to be more clearly heard

The reduction of the voting age to 18 years will enable the voice of the young group in the country to be more clearly and loudly heard to become the foundation to the formation of the nation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 04, 201@ 08:47

Ministry may carry out inquest into Bateq deaths

The Home Ministry will consider suggestions to form an inquest to investigate the deaths of 15 members of the Bateq Orang Asli tribe in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 04, 2019 @ 08:43

Six short-term measures to address Johor checkpoint congestion

Six short-term measures will be implemented to handle the congestion at the country's checkpoints especially at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex and the Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ (KSAB) complex in Johor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 04, 2019 @ 07:00

International school under probe over anti-palm oil performance

A Kuala Lumpur-based private education institution is under investigation for alleged “anti-palm oil propaganda activities”.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: 1BestariNet | Jul 04, 2019 @ 07:00

YTL accuses MoE of breaching contract

YTL Commu­ni­cations Sdn Bhd has accused the Education Ministry of hiring three Internet service providers (ISPs), namely Telekom Malaysia, Celcom Axiata and Maxis, for schools although YTL offered free Internet services for the second half of this year in the interim period.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 04, 2019 @ 08:14

Opposition imposes conditions over bill to lower voting age

Opposition MPs are agreeable to supporting a government move to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 provided their two proposals are accepted, said Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang gets nod to develop islands

The state government has secured approval for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) scheme near Teluk Kumbar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 04, 2019 @ 07:00

PKR sacks Haziq from party

Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has been booted out of PKR, three weeks after publicly confessing that he and the party’s deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali were the two men in a viral sex video.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 04, 2019 @ 00:24

Letters from developer contained directives from Ku Nan: Witness

Former mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz told the High Court here today that he received two letters containing “directives” from former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. |Read more >|SunDaily

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July 03, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT | Jul 03, 2019 @ 23:27

Two new systems for Port Klang to ease container lorry congestion

The Port Klang Authority (PKA) will introduce two new systems which will enable freight forwarding companies to know in advance the arrival and exit times of their cargo, thus reducing traffic congestion caused by container lorries at the port.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 03, 2019 @ 23:00

Minister: Govt to set up committee to coordinate parties involved in Pasir Gudang pollution issues

A special committee to coordinate the parties involved in the pollution issues in Pasir Gudang, Johor will be set up, says Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 03, 2019 @ 22:00

Ex-mayor confirms DBKL acted on Ku Nan's handwritten notes in land sale case

A former Kuala Lumpur mayor today confirmed that he and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officials had taken follow-up actions, following then federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s handwritten notes of support in relation to a property developer’s land purchase.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption | Jul 03, 2019 @ 21:41

MACC going after 'big fish' for alleged corrupt practices in Sarawak

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's headquarters in Putrajaya is investigating high-profile cases in Sarawak for alleged corrupt practices, says state MACC director Razim Mohd Noor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 04, 201@ 21:08

All Pasir Gudang schools to get air pollution detectors by tomorrow

All schools in Pasir Gudang will be equipped with air pollution detectors by tomorrow.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FELDA | Jul 03, 2019 @ 20:00

PM to announce new Felda initiative, says DG

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to announce a new Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) initiative at the national-level of the Felda Settlers’ Day celebration to be held at Felda Selancar 3 in Muadzam Shah here on Sunday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jul 03, 2019 @ 19:23

Litrak, Sprint Holdings agree to MoF Inc’s takeover offer

Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd (Litrak) and Litrak’s associate company Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Holdings Sdn Bhd (Sprint Holdings) have resolved to accept the government’s offer to take over Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) and the Sprint highway.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Youth Devt Act | Jul 04, 201@ 19:13

'Youth' now defined as those between 15 and 30

An amendment to the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act (Amendment) 2019 (Act 668) was passed by the Dewan Rakyat today after almost five hours of debate by 17 members of parliament.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 03, 2019 @ 18:58

Govt to maintain target of 100% MSPO certification by year-end, says Teresa Kok

The Pakatan Harapan government will maintain the previous administration's target of achieving 100% Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification for oil palm planted areas in the country by the end of this year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHr | Jul 04, 201@ 18:33

HRDF to help B40 group through Capacity Building Scheme

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has developed a new learning and development scheme targeted at the country’s B40 group.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 03, 2019 @ 18:36

Risks, security issue considered in 5G implementation: Gobind

The government takes into consideration the risks and security issue that may arise in the implementation process of the 5G technology in Malaysia, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 03, 2019 @ 18:22

Kula: Lack of highly trained workers scary

The lack of highly trained workers is very scary as the country prepares for the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 03, 2019 @ 18:00

CCTV footage from Sandakan hotel in PKR sex scandal leaked

A new video has been uploaded on video sharing platform YouTube today, purportedly showing closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording from the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Sandakan, Sabah where an alleged sex affair involving a federal minister took place.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State | Jul 04, 201@ 16:16

Sabah to look into legal reforms to end child marriage

The Sabah government is looking into amending laws to end child marriages in the state.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 03, 2019 @ 14:53

Maszlee gives assurance to STPM holders over matriculation seats

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) today stressed that the additional 15,000 seats for the Education Ministry’s matriculation programme will not affect the intake of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders to the first degree programmes at public universities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 03, 2019 @ 15:45

Official: Johor wants say in water rate hikes

The Johor government wants consultation prior to any water tariff increases by the federal government, said State International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 03, 2019 @ 15:30

Umno concurs deputy ministers can answer parliamentary questions, but splits hairs on when

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob agreed today with Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub that it is parliamentary practice for deputy ministers to reply questions on behalf of the government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 03, 2019 @ 14:53

Question Time with PM may be introduced before year’s end

A weekly session for MPs to question the Prime Minister may be introduced before the year is out.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 03, 2019 @ 13:30

Witness: Ku Nan claimed RM2m was ‘political donation’ for by-elections

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor asserted that a RM2 million cheque deposited into his Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd’s account in 2016 was a “political donation”, a senior executive confirmed during the former minister’s trial.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 03, 2019 @ 11:30

In blow to Singapore’s expansion, Malaysia bans sea sand exports

Malaysia, Singapore’s biggest source for sea sand, has banned the export of the commodity, according to officials in Kuala Lumpur, a move that traders said could complicate the island-state’s ambitious expansion plans on reclaimed land. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Opposition: Pair lower voting age with automatic registration

Umno has no issues with the government’s proposal to lower the voting age because the party had lowered its eligible age of membership to 16, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Yes and no to voting at 18

Some like having the power in their hands. Others did not have a clue what was going on.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Second test for Pakatan

The proposed amendment to lower the voting age to 18, expected to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow, will be the second test for the year-old Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysia among few countries with voting age of 19 and above

Malaysia is among the fewer than 20 countries in the world to have a minimum voting age of 19 and above.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Opposition MPs invited for briefing on lowering voting age

A special briefing will be held for Opposition MPs today on the proposed amendment of the law to lower the voting age to 18.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 03, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Shelved’ Bill set to be on the table

A “shelved” Bill to increase Sabah’s state assembly seats from 60 to 73 is expected to be tabled in Parliament this month.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 03, 2019 @ 01:00

Report: Najib, Zahid bannermen appointed into Umno Supreme Council

Several ardent supporters of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi have been appointed into the Umno Supreme Council today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 03, 2019 @ 00:43

Ministry prioritises development of groundwater resources for water supply

Development of groundwater resources for water supply must be high on the national agenda, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 02, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT | Jul 02, 2019 @ 21:30

FT Ministry to introduce microcredit scheme to help B40, asnaf groups to start own business

The Federal Territories Ministry will introduce microcredit scheme to assist the lower income group of B40 and asnaf recipients in the capital who are keen to start own business.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Trademark Bill | Jul 02, 2019 @ 21:30

Dewan Rakyat passes Trademarks Bill 2019

The Trademarks Bill 2019 which would allow individuals or companies to register trademarks such as smell, sound, shape and colour, was passed with amendments by Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 02, 201@ 21:16

Departure levy likely to be imposed in September

The government is expected to impose the departure levy this September, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 02, 2019 @ 19:38

MOF has to present to PAC on action taken of conclusions and recommendations

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will require the Ministry of Finance to hold presentations of action taken on the conclusions and recommendations made in the PAC report.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Jul 02, 2019 @ 19:35

KL to be sustainable city by 2026

Kuala Lumpur is expected to be world-class sustainable city by 2026, says the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 02, 201@ 19:15

Cabinet wants Naccol to discuss review of private doctors' consultation fees

The Cabinet has asked for the proposal to review the consultation fees for private general medical practitioners to be discussed by the National Cost of Living Action Council (Naccol) before any decision is made.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 02, 201@ 17:28

Govt prepared to study extending industry-residential buffer zone parameters

The government is prepared to study the recommendations that buffer zones between industrial and residential areas should be expanded from its current range of 50 and 500 metres, to one to two kilometres.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 02, 201@ 17:56

Penang to extend waiver for high-end property until year end

Penang may extend the three per cent waiver on approval fee for high-end property transaction until year end.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 02, 201@ 16:39

Special briefing for MPs on asset declaration

The National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) will make a recommendation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have a special briefing for MPs on asset declaration procedures.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 02, 2019 @ 16:33

Motion to lower voting age is bipartisan: Syed Saddiq

The motion to amend the Federal Constitution and lower the voting age from 21 to 18 is bipartisan in nature and upholds the spirit of solidarity among members of the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 02, 2019 @ 16:30

Sarawak pleads with Finance Ministry for RM1b to fix state's rundown schools

The Sarawak government hopes the federal Finance Ministry will immediately approve RM1 billion in funds as proposed by the Education Ministry (MoE) to repair the dilapidated schools in Malaysia’s largest state.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 02, 2019 @ 16:13

State govt working on providing a women’s legal aid service

The Johor state government and Darul Ta’zim Family Development Foundation (YPKDT) are working on a plan to provide legal aid services for women in the state facing domestic problems while forging smart partnerships with various agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and legal bodies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 02, 2019 @ 16:00

In graft trial, driver says deposited RM2m cheque on Ku Nan’s orders

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s former personal driver confirmed in court today that the former minister directed him to bank in a RM2 million cheque made out to Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd in 2016.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 02, 2019 @ 15:48

Tuan Ibrahim defends his remarks that declaring assets is un-Islamic

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man defended his remarks that it is un-Islamic to declare assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 02, 2019 @ 14:38

Govt to table IPCMC Bill during July's Parliament meeting, says Liew

The government is set to table a Bill in Parliament to set up the long awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 02, 2019 @ 14:03

Only 13% of private clinic closures due to economic reasons

Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has dismissed the notion that the closure of hundreds of private clinics over the past few years was due to the government’s failure to increase consultation fee for general medical practitioners (GP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Jul 02, 201@ 13:49

Vui Keong: AGC has cleared Mohamad of money laundering

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has cleared Umno Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan of money laundering involving RM10 million.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 02, 2019 @ 13:30

Johor eyes making non-Muslims attend marriage school as divorces soar

The Johor government is planning compulsory pre-marriage courses for non-Muslim couples to try and reduce divorce rates in the state, said an official.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jul 02, 2019 @ 13:05

Firearms against animal only as a last resort: Minister

Officers from local authorities can only use firearms against animals as a last resort, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 02, 2019 @ 12:55

Asset declaration: Hisham tells Pakatan to lead by example

Pakatan Harapan leaders should lead by example by ensuring that all of their MPs are willing to declare their assets, says Umno stalwart Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jul 02, 2019 @ 12:14

Mokhtar pulls out of task force to probe enforced disappearances

Bukit Aman’s former legal unit chief Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor has withdrawn from the special task force to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Bkt Kukus | Jul 02, 2019 @ 12:00

DOSH charges Bukit Kukus paired road contractor over dangerous Penang work site

The contractor of the Bukit Kukus paired road project, Yuta Maju Sdn Bhd, was slapped with three different charges under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 over a fatal landslide incident that occurred last October here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 02, 2019 @ 11:52

Loke: 10,151 e-hailing drivers qualify for PSV licence ahead of July 12 deadline

Some 62% out of 16,338 drivers have passed the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) e-hailing theory licensing test ahead of the July 12 deadline, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 02, 2019 @ 07:00

Time for me to come back and lead Umno, says Zahid

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said his return to helm Umno is not connected to the purported attempts to stop him from retaining the top post in the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 02, 201@ 08:37

Unstable air quality readings stump experts

Unstable and ever-changing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) readings have made it difficult for the authorities to pinpoint the exact source of the latest health scare affecting the Pasir Gudang district.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 02, 2019 @ 08:00

Zahid’s return as Umno boss will likely lead to Bersatu exodus

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is expected to gain new following after Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s announcement he would return as Umno president following a six-month garden leave.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 02, 2019 @ 07:00

Rules on e-hailing drivers to remain, says Loke

The rules and regulations imposed on e-hailing drivers will remain in place, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 02, 2019 @ 07:00

Time for me to come back and lead Umno, says Zahid

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said his return to helm Umno is not connected to the purported attempts to stop him from retaining the top post in the party.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 02, 2019 @ 00:16

No more approvals for chemical factories in Pasir Gudang: Yeo

The government will not approve any more application for the construction of new chemical plants in Pasir Gudang to ensure a more sustainable development in the area, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climatic Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 01, 2019

New Malaysia | Scandals: T Adnan | Jul 01, 2019 @ 23:00

Ku Nan’s RM2m corruption trial to begin tomorrow, four witnesses expected on day one

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s trial on a charge of receiving a RM2 million bribe from businessman Chai Kin Kong will begin at the High Court here tomorrow, with four witnesses expected to testify on the first day.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 01, 2019 @ 21:58

Dewan approves motion of asset declaration

The Dewan Rakyat today approved the special motion to make it mandatory for all MPs, their spouses, and children above 21 to declare their assets.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 01, 2019 @ 21:06

No officers told to solicit money from contractors: Maszlee

The Education Ministry has never appointed any officer to solicit money from contractors bidding for tenders.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 01, 2019 @ 21:00

Human Resources Ministry: Not the first time fee exemptions given to Indian youth

The implementation of a programme to increase Indian youth enrolment at the Manpower Department Training Institutes (PSMB-ILJTM) with fee exemptions this year, is not the first as there was a similar initiative carried out before.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Sugar Tax | Jul 01, 201@ 19:49

Custom Department urges companies dealing with sweetened drinks to register themselves

The Customs Department has urged companies dealing in sweetened drinks to register with the department.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS | Jul 01, 2019 @ 19:00

‘Youths’ only for those under 30, not 40, Putrajaya says in new proposal

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has tabled an amendment in Parliament to lower the age to define “youth” from a maximum of 40 previously to just 30.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: PAA | Jul 01, 201@ 18:21

Views were sought over amendment to Peaceful Assembly Act: Muhyiddin

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said studies have been conducted from “all angles” to decriminalise street demonstrations which are now regulated under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 01, 2019 @ 17:28

Ministry increases qualifying age for ‘Residensi Wilayah’ to 21

The Federal Territories Ministry has increased the qualifying age for Residensi Wilayah applicants to 21 from 18.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Projects: Papar Dam | Jul 01, 2019 @ 17:20

No basis to glorify Bakun Dam to promote Papar dam project, says Sarawak NGO

There is no basis to glorify Sarawak's Bakun Dam to promote the Papar dam project here, says a Sarawak-based civil society organisation.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Jul 01, 2019 @ 17:24

Top civil servants, agency heads warned not to skip proceedings if summoned by PAC

Top civil servants and heads of agencies and ministries have been warned to appear at proceedings when they are summoned by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), says its chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: PAA | Jul 01, 2019 @ 17:00

Home Minister: Putrajaya's move to allow street protests will not lead to violence

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that the government’s proposal to remove street protests as a criminal offence via an amendment to the Peaceful Assembly Act PAA (2012) will not affect security in the country as there are other existing laws. |Read more >|Malaymail

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July 01, 2019

New Malaysia | New State Policies: No Plastics | Jul 01, 2019 @ 16:53

Retailers to be penalised for not submitting plastic bag charges

Retailers in Penang who failed to hand over the 20 sen charges they had collected from customers for single-use plastic bags may have their trading licences revoked through an amendment to the state’s local council by-laws.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 01, 2019 @ 16:14

Federal court dismisses Dr Mahathir’s leave to appeal

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s (pix) judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court here today dismissed his application for leave to appeal.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Logging | Jul 01, 2019 @ 15:46

Xavier: Licences to allow logging of over 70k hectares of permanent forest reserves

Logging licences were issued to allow logging of over 70,000ha of permanent forest reserves, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 01, 201@ 15:00

No changes in Umno's structure in parliament

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said there would be no changes in Umno’s structure in parliament following his return as president.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 01, 2019 @ 15:09

The Sabah government is aiming to amend laws to raise the minimum marriage age to 18 by August this year. 

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pic) wants stern action to be taken against factories responsible for toxic gas emissions in Pasir Gudang, Johor.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 01, 2019 @ 15:05

The Sabah government is aiming to amend laws to raise the minimum marriage age to 18 by August this year. 

Opposition lawmakers in Parliament stood up to show that they would not support a special motion to compel all MPs to declare their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 01, 201@ 15:00

Asset declaration motion for MPs tabled, debated in Parliament

A motion to compel all members of parliament (MPs) to declare their assets has been tabled for debate at the Dewan Rakyat here today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 01, 2019 @ 14:50

Dzulkefly: Take stern action against factories responsible for Pasir Gudang incident

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pic) wants stern action to be taken against factories responsible for toxic gas emissions in Pasir Gudang, Johor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 01, 2019 @ 14:35

Govt will ensure safety of Malaysian haj pilgrims: Mujahid

The Malaysian government will work with the Saudi Arabian government to ensure the safety of Malaysian haj pilgrims amidst tensions in the Middle East between Iran and America.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption | Jul 01, 2019 @ 14:18

MACC probes possible irregularities in P1 acquisition

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating whether there are irregularities in Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) 2014 acquisition of wireless services company Packet One Networks (M) (P1).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: PAA | Jul 01, 2019 @ 14:00

Putrajaya moves to allow street protests

The government is proposing to remove street protests as a criminal offence via an amendment to the Peaceful Assembly Act PAA (2012). |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 01, 2019 @ 14:00

PAS claims Islam does not allow asset declarations

Islam does not allow the declaration of wealth as this would raise security concerns, says PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 01, 201@ 13:36

Rejected BSH scheme applicants can start appeal today

Applicants for the Cost of Living Aid (BSH) aid scheme who have been rejected can submit their appeals from today to August 15, said Finance Ministry today.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 01, 2019 @ 13:30

Zahid: Ismail Sabri remains Opposition leader

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today that the Opposition leader post will be retained for Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri, following the former's return from his garden leave yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling | Jul 01, 2019 @ 13:30

Penang wants prison time for illegal waste disposal

Penang will seek to jail and more heavily fine those who illegally dump refuse in the state, exco Phee Boon Poh said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:54

Hishammuddin: Don’t let Zahid’s return split Umno

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein wants Umno to get behind beleaguered party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi following the latter’s return to the top post.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 01, 201@ 12:43

Education Ministry denies involvement in Perak dance event

The Education Ministry (MoE) has denied it had organised the Perak MUDA Medalist Dancesport Championship that caused controversy last weekend over revealing costumes by participants.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH | Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:41

TH trims operating expenditure, 22.14% decrease in expenses

The Lembaga Tabung Haji managed to trim its operating expenditure, resulting in a 22.14% decrease in expenses in the first quarter of the year compared to the corresponding period last year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA | Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:30

12MP formulated based on three dimensions: Azmin

The policies and strategies of 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) will be formulated based on three dimensions, namely economic empowerment, environmental sustainability and social re-engineering.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 01, 201@ 12:25

Najib wants to attend Parliament, judge says no

Datuk Seri Najib Razak wanted to skip his court case today after pleading that he needed to attend Parliament instead.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:20

Changes will reduce proportion of non-Malay voters: Merdeka Centre

The push by Pakatan Harapan (PH) to not only lower the voting age but also implement automatic registration may be folly for the coalition.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:14

Special motion to compel all MPs to declare their assets tabled in Parliament

A special motion to compel all lawmakers to declare their assets was tabled in Parliament on Monday (July 1).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA | Jul 01, 2019 @ 10:30

Azmin: Govt can save up to RM739m by cutting red tape

The government may save up to RM739 million by reviewing 668 non-tariff measures (NTM) at six ministries, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 01, 2019 @ 10:22

Dr M: Civil servants should be considerate and tolerant

Learn to be considerate, tolerant and accept differences while carrying out responsibilities to help administer the nation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Budget | Jul 01, 2019 @ 09:58

Govt to spend RM45bil this year for development projects

The government will spend about RM45bil in 2019 on more than 4000 development projects to spur the Malaysian economy, which has been affected by external vulnerabilities.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 01, 2019 @ 09:30

World Bank: Malaysia's civil service efficiency stagnating

The public sector's performance has declined since 2014, according to the World Bank that expressed concern over the sustainability of Malaysia’s huge civil service wage bill in its latest economic monitor report due out today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 01, 2019 @ 09:11

Pollution victims at cancer risk due to presence of acrylonitrile: Chemist

The cause of the air pollution resulting in respiratory problems especially among school students in Pasir Gudang is still unknown.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 01, 2019 @ 09:09

Accept criticism, PM tells govt servants

Government servants have been advised to be tolerant and be receptive of criticism.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Policies: No Plastics | Jul 01, 2019 @ 07:00

No plastic bag starts today in Penang
A voluntary initiative to stop providing plastic bags to shoppers – even if they are willing to pay for it – starts in Penang today.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Policies: Sugar Tax | Jul 01, 2019 @ 07:00

Sugar tax kicks off today

Licensed importers of sweetened beverages must come up with a letter of undertaking and also submit lab reports, says the Customs Department.|Read more >|TheStar