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ANM in the News Archive July 06 -  10,  2019

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July 10, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: TH | Jul 10, 201@ 23:49

'New system reduces pilgrims' waiting time for rooms'

A new computerised room management system implemented for accommodations in Makkah under the Pilgrims’ Fund Board or Tabung Haji (TH) will help reduce the waiting time for pilgrims before being assigned their respective rooms.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 10, 2019 @ 22:00

Compensation talks with fishermen on Penang South reclamation project, says CM

The Penang government will go through the conditions for the approval of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report before meeting affected fishermen to discuss the issue of compensation.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: 1BestariNet | Jul 10, 201@ 20:34

YTL Communications 'extremely disappointed' with MoE's statements

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTLC) has expressed “extreme disappointment” with statements made by the Education Ministry (MoE) on July 5. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jul 10, 2019 @ 20:00

What powers will the new task force investigating Pastor Koh and Amri's disappearances have? Group asks

Non-governmental organisation Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT) today reiterated their objection against the task force set up to investigate the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 10, 2019 @ 19:20

Dewan Rakyat passes Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 aimed at clarifying several provisions in the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777) was passed by the Dewan Rakyat with amendments today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: War Against Drugs | Jul 10, 2019 @ 19:04

Pilot project in 12 high-risk drug areas nationwide: Muhyiddin

The Home Ministry’s Law Enforcement Action Committee today agreed to embark on a National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) pilot project to combat hardcore drug addiction and social ills in 12 areas covering seven states.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sedition Act | Jul 10, 2019 @ 18:42

Govt still reviewing future of Sedition Act: Muhyiddin

The government is still reviewing the Sedition Act 1948 and has yet to decide on whether it should be amended or abolished, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: War Against Drugs | Jul 10, 201@ 17:32

Committee discusses measures to address drug-related offences

The government has discussed and agreed on several matters relating to fighting drug abuse in the country more effectively.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: GST Refund | Jul 10, 2019 @ 17:00

Dewan Rakyat to discuss outstanding RM19.4b in GST refunds next week

The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has completed its report over the outstanding Goods And Services Tax (GST) refunds, which will be discussed in the Dewan Rakyat next Tuesday (July 16).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PTPTN | Jul 10, 2019 @ 16:45

PTPTN indispensable for Malaysians; borrowers willing to repay loans, survey finds

A survey conducted by UCSI Poll Research Centre found Malaysians would be unhappy if there was no National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) study loans for future generations.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 10, 2019 @ 16:30

‘We lost under whom?’ Nazri asks after BN puts Najib on advisory board

Umno lawmaker Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz distanced himself today from Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders’ appointment of Datuk Seri Najib Razak to chair the coalition’s advisory board.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Jul 10, 2019 @ 15:45

Govt shouldn't use 'technicalities' to avoid questions in Dewan Rakyat, says Dr Wee

The government should not use "technicalities" in the Dewan Rakyat to avoid answering questions from the Opposition.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jul 10, 2019 @ 15:47

Two new members of task force named

Two new members have joined the task force to investigate the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PTPTN | Jul 10, 2019 @ 15:37

Blacklisted PTPTN borrowers may be allowed to buy homes

First-time home buyers burdened with student loans may stand a chance to buy their own home, following a move to exempt them from being blacklisted from purchasing homes in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 10, 2019 @ 15:30

Sand mining for island reclamation will get separate EIA, Penang CM tells Perak fishermen

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow assured Perak fishermen today that any sand mining activities off their coast for a reclamation project in his state will receive their own Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 10, 201@ 15:10

Perak exco denies rape allegation

Perak state executive councillor (exco) Paul Yong Choo Kiong who was accused of raping his Indonesian maid, has maintained his innocence. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 10, 2019 @ 14:30

Gov’t to look into Johor youth age cap: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the government will study the impact of the Johor government’s decision to retain the youth age cap of 40 years when the Dewan Rakyat has passed a bill to reduce it to 30.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects | Jul 10, 2019 @ 14:29

16 out of 69 infrastructure projects implemented under BEV2025

A total of 16 out of the 69 priority infrastructure projects (PIPs) under BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025 (BEV2025) with an estimated cost of US$22.7 billion (RM94 billion) have been completed to-date while the remaining projects are in various stages of implementation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sedition Act | Jul 10, 2019 @ 13:00

Dr M admits Pakatan delay in axing Sedition Act, says will take to Parliament after study

The government now needs to study the suitability of repealing the Sedition Act 1948, the prime minister said today after questions over its delay that led to the recent jailing of Muslim preacher and PKR member Wan Ji Wan Hussin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 10, 2019 @ 13:46

Loke: No downsizing of ECRL project; cost reduced by RM21.5bil

The Transport Ministry has denied in Parloiament there has been a downsizing of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, and reiterated that it managed to reduce the cost to RM44bil from its original cost of RM65.5bil.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Housing | Jul 10, 2019 @ 13:00

Developers’ group urges Malaysia to open property mart to more foreigners as glut persists

Malaysia must encourage more foreign buyers of local real estate to resolve the issue of unsold units in the country, the Malaysian chapter of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) asserted today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAS | Jul 10, 2019 @ 12:09

No lay-offs in any future plan for MAS, says Dr M

The government has given its assurance that any possible takeover or strategic cooperation to revive the national carrier will not result in layoffs at Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 10, 2019 @ 11:57

Voting age Bill withdrawn to be tweaked

The Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age has been withdrawn by the government. A fresh Bill is to be tabled tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAS | Jul 10, 201@ 11:49

PM: Govt open to complete takeover of MAS, acquisition

The government is open to suggestions on the recovery strategies for Malaysia Airlines, either a complete takeover with the airline's name changed, or an acquisition but have its name retained, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 10, 201@ 09:12

'Zero tolerance towards accidents key to social security'

A zero tolerance mindset towards road and workplace accidents is crucial towards achieving a zero accident rate, or Vision Zero, in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:04

Police detain Perak exco over alleged sexual assault

The police have arrested a Perak state executive councillor (exco) member to assist in the investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving his Indonesian maid.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 10, 2019 @ 00:30

Perak MB: Decision on state exco’s post once police probe over rape allegation completed

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that any decision on the position of a Perak executive councillor, who was accused of sexually assaulting his housemaid, can only be decided after the completion of the police investigation.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Shafie appeals to Chinese associations not to sell prime land

The Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce (SUCCC) and the United Sabah Chinese Communities Asso­ciation of Kota Kinabalu (USCCAKK) have been advised to keep the land in the city given to them two decades ago.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 10, 2019 @ 00:06

Johor to maintain youth ceiling at 40 until 2021

The Johor government will maintain 40 as the maximum age for a person defined as “youth”, until the amendments to the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act 2007 come into force in 2021.|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 09, 2019

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 09, 2019 @ 16:00

Sarawak CM: Rural communities won’t be sidelined in digital economy transformation

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg assured today that the rural communities will not be sidelined by the state government’s digital economy transformation programme.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 09, 2019 @ 15:56

Abang Johari: Sarawak-Brunei collaboration to tap into cyberspace, tourism and agriculture

Sarawak is exploring opportunities for collaborating with Brunei in the areas of Internet services, tourism and agriculture, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF | Jul 09, 2019 @ 15:16

Finance Ministry allocates RM5mil for matching grant fund for tourism promotion

Eligible tourism players can now tap into the newly established Malaysia Tourism Promotion Fund (Gamelan Malaysia) to help boost the industry this year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 09, 2019 @ 15:00

Ex-aide: Ku Nan gave Umno monthly advances of RM300,000 or more

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor had provided Umno with advance cash payments of between RM100,000 and RM300,000 monthly, his former aide said in court today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jul 09, 2019 @ 15:00

More than RM79m to be distributed to Malaysian Armed Forces veterans, says defence minister

The government has allocated RM79.68 million to be distributed as one-off contribution to 159,368 pensionable and non-pensionable Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) veterans under the National Hope Aid (NHA) (Bantuan Harapan Negara) (BHN) initiative.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 15:00

MCMC commences public inquiry on allocation of spectrum bands

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has commenced a public inquiry (PI) on spectrum allocation matters in relation to 700, 2300 and 2600MHz spectrum bands on July 1.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 09, 2019 @ 14:09

No compromise against cops who collude with gambling syndicates: Muhyiddin

There will be no compromise against police officers and personnel who are found colluding with illegal gambling syndicates, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Highways Takeover | Jul 09, 2019 @ 13:45

PM: Proposed takeover of four highways not yet final

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government has not settled on whether it will proceed with the proposed buy-out of four toll concessions.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAS | Jul 09, 201@ 13:23

Govt receives 4 proposals on MAS turnaround plan

The government has received four proposals from interested parties to turn around Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 09, 201@ 13:10

Loke: No plans yet to regulate e-hailing fares

There are no plans yet to regulate the fares of e-hailing rides, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: TVET | Jul 09, 2019 @ 13:00

PM: TVET game changer to boost Malaysian talents

Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) will be the main driver or “game changer” to spur human capital development for the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:00

PAS MP demands govt prove in deed, not just word, to win its vote for ‘Undi 18’ Bill

The government must follow through with action on its promise for automatic voter registration and letting 18-year-old qualify as election candidates to win the Opposition bloc’s support to lower the voting age from 21, PAS lawmaker Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Jul 09, 2019 @ 12:45

Existing regulation too rigid for growing startups: Redzuan

The existing regulations to support entrepreneur growth is too rigid and time-consuming, causing the country to lose some talents to foreign countries.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Highways Takeover | Jul 09, 2019 @ 11:59

Cheaper congestion charges once concessions end: LGE

The congestion charge, which is to be introduced next year on four tolled highways in the Klang Valley, is expected to get even cheaper once the concession agreements expire.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: KVDT | Jul 09, 201@ 11:58

Phase 2 of KVDT re-awarded to original contractors

The government has reinstated Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) Sdn Bhd (DMIA) and its partner Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) as contractors for the second phase of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) rail upgrade project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 09, 201@ 11:12

Not the new black: MACC scraps orange lock-up t-shirt

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has stopped the practice of bringing suspects into court in the infamous orange lock-up uniform.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Local Elections | Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:56

Tok Mat: Local council elections would polarise multiracial Malaysia

Holding local council elections will only divide multi-racial Malaysians, says Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: Pan Borneo | Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:06

Pan Borneo Highway project schedule planning to be tabled soon: Anuar

The government will table the full schedule planning for the implementation of the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sabah soon, said Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:00

Observers: Dr M’s open invite to Umno likely calm before storm

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call for members of all Malay parties including Umno to join his Bersatu is a possible signal for them to abandon the former before he renews hostilities against his previous party, according to observers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 09, 2019 @ 09:06

Terengganu MB requests for increased involvement of local contractors in ECRL project

Terengganu Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar (pix) has urged the federal government to increase the scope of involvement of local contractors in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project from 40% to 50%.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MCMC | Jul 09, 201@ 09:00

'New film classifications will reduce censorship'

When Mohd Zamberi Abdul Aziz was appointed as chairman of the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF) in January last year, replacing Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, he knew exactly what he was stepping into.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 09, 2019 @ 08:15

Issues involving farmers, fishermen to be debated in Dewan Rakyat today

Issues pertaining to the well-being of farmers and fishermen are among matters to be debated in the Dewan Rakyat session today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 08:14

5G expected to be introduced to certain industries by this year: MCMC chairman

5G deployment could start as early as this year for certain industries, says Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 09, 2019 @ 07:30

Syed Mokhtar’s stake in Media Prima: A strategic business but also political move, say pundits

Businessman Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary’s recent acquisition of Umno’s stake in Media Prima seems to be his way to “curry favour with the new government”, several observers have suggested.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB | Jul 09, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Declare overseas income or face taxman’

Malaysians who fail to declare their incomes from overseas sources may face “unfriendly” reception from the taxman, warns Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Sabah to manage Sipadan

The Federal Government is ready to hand back the management of the renowned diving haven of Sipadan island to the state government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Pakatan okays auto voter registration, voting age down to 18

Pakatan Harapan has agreed with the proposal on automatic voter registration, along with its proposed move to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M: Existing parties can do the job

Pakatan Harapan is not calling for other Malay-based parties to join them, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Consumer Protection | Jul 08, 2019 @ 23:00

Parliament passes Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019 aimed at increasing the penalty on any party which fails to abide by an award made by the Consumer Claims Tribunal, was passed unanimously by Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 09, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 09, 201@ 23:50

BN plans to launch new charter to reflect Malaysian diversity in September, says Najib

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has accepted the heavy responsibility of bringing Barisan Nasional back from its electoral defeat as the head of the party's advisory board.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 09, 2019 @ 23:00

Najib named BN advisory board chairman

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been appointed chairman of Barisan Nasional’s (BN) advisory board.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Illegal Gambling | Jul 09, 201@ 22:43

Muhyiddin: Illegal gambling laws under review

The Dewan Rakyat was told that existing laws on illegal gambling are being reviewed to make it more current and effective.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jul 09, 2019 @ 21:47

No shoot on sight policy: Minister

The government will not shoot-on-sight skippers and crew of foreign vessels caught fishing illegally in Malaysian waters.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 09, 201@ 20:30

Dr Lee: Rania's appointment follows procedure, CCM has been around since 2009

The appointment as Rania Zara Medina as a member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Malaysia for the 2019 - 2021 term followed procedures that were already in place.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 09, 201@ 20:25

Temiar Orang Asli group seeking better protection of their rights

Some 40 Orang Asli from the Temiar community in Gerik have handed over a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to demand that their rights be better protected by the government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 09, 2019 @ 20:00

Ex-DBKL officer agrees didn’t blindly follow Ku Nan’s handwritten note, says just proposal

A retired Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officer today said he had not blindly followed a handwritten note by then Federal Territorities Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor for the sale of DBKL land to a property developer.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 09, 201@ 18:51

Government to ensure e-hailing fares stay reasonable

The government will ensure that e-hailing fares remain reasonable even though several e-hailing associations are claiming that fares will go up after the July 12 deadline for all e-hailing drivers to apply for the PSV licence.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 09, 2019 @ 18:51

Need to correct imbalance if auto-registration allowed

A redelineation exercise is necessary to correct any imbalance in the apportionment of votes if automatic registration of voters is allowed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 09, 2019 @ 18:16

National cars overcome shortage of skilled manpower in automotive industry: Mahathir

The production of the national cars not only aimed to expand the manufacturing industry in the country, it was in fact a platform to train many skilled workers in the automotive industry, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 09, 2019 @ 18:11

Umno looking to sell more assets

Now that Umno has divested its interests in Media Prima Bhd, the party is prepared to sell more of its assets.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 09, 2019 @ 17:45

Ministry looking at retort food packaging technology: Saifuddin

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is exploring use of the retort packaging technology to enable food to be kept for a longer time.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA | Jul 09, 201@ 17:38

Azmin: Govt to prioritise Kelantan Lebir dam project

The Federal Government will give priority to the Lebir dam project in Gua Musang.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC | Jul 09, 201@ 17:19

Anwar: National Security Council Amendment Bill needs further discussions

The National Security Council (Amendment) Bill needs to be discussed further, says Parliamentary caucus on reform and governance chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 09, 2019 @ 16:23

Muhyiddin: Task force continues probe on lewd videos

The police will continue its investigation into the lewd videos allegedly implicating former Santubong PKR youth chief Haziq Abdul Aziz and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali despite being dismissed by the Prime Minister, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 09, 201@ 16:14

Reduce dependence on foreign workers, Dr M tells Malaysians

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed disappointment over the dominance of foreign workers in various job sectors.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 09, 2019 @ 16:10

Govt to provide more places to keep seized foreign vessels

The government plans to have more places to keep foreign vessels that are seized by Malaysian authorities for trespassing into the country’s territorial waters as the existing one at the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s (MMEA) jetty is almost full, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 08, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty | Jul 08, 2019 @ 22:11

Word ‘mandatory’ to be removed from drug trafficking legislation: PM

The word “mandatory” with regard to sentencing in drug trafficking cases will be removed from legislation to allow presiding judges the choice to either impose the death sentence or imprisonment of not less than 10 years, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 08, 2019 @ 22:08

PH cannot accept new component parties: Mahathir

Pakatan Harapan (PH) cannot accept new component parties because this will bring problems when choosing candidates for the general election, said its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 08, 201@ 21:18

PH policies to remain when I take over, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he will continue all existing Pakatan Harapan (PH) policies when he takes over as prime minister.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 08, 2019 @ 20:48

PM to appear in Parliament every Wednesday for PMQT

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he will appear in Parliament every Wednesday to answer questions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 08, 2019 @ 19:30

Pakatan announces special committee to fulfil manifesto pledges

A special committee to study ways for Pakatan Harapan (PH) to implement its manifesto promises will soon be formed by the coalition’s presidential council, its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 08, 201@ 18:55

No critical allowance for Bomba personnel this year

Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) personnel will not receive the monthly critical allowance of RM200 this year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Jul 08, 2019 @ 18:20

Minister: Entrepreneur development ministry will retain former youth age limit for programmes

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry has no intention of redefining the age limit of youth to 30 years old for entrepreneurs who seek to participate in its development programmes.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 08, 2019 @ 18:00

Zahid snubs Dr M’s invite, says Umno can’t accept DAP’s allies

Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) would never accept the invitation to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia as long as the Pakatan Harapan coalition party cooperates with DAP, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:52

Fresh TVET holders now earning more than basic minimum wage: Mahfuz

Studies have shown that over 60% of employers are offering a basic salary of RM1,500 for those with Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET), compared to the monthly minimum wage of RM1,050 set for such workers.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:35

Round-the-clock air quality monitoring at Pasir Gudang schools

The Department of Environment (DoE) will be monitoring the air quality round the clock at all 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reform: Sabah State Seats | Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:33

Bill to increase number of state seats in Sabah expected to be tabled next week

The government is expected to table a Bill to increase the number of state seats in Sabah from 60 to 73 next Wednesday (July 17).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:30

Deputy minister: Only 40pc of companies are owned by Malays and other Bumiputeras

Forty per cent of almost one million companies registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), are owned by Malay and other Bumiputera entrepreneurs.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jul 08, 201@ 17:29

Pas turns down Bersatu's invite, remains with Umno

Pas has turned down Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (Bersatu) invite to join the Pakatan Harapan (PH) component party in a move to strengthen Malay unity and political strength.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: Papar Dam | Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:28

Papar dam a long term fix to projected water supply woes: Peter

The state government’s decision to proceed with the Papar Dam project is based on the need for long term solution to a projected water shortage problem in this district, Kota Kinabalu and Penampang in five years time.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reform: Anti-Fake News Act | Jul 08, 2019 @ 16:22

Dr M: Bill to abolish Anti-Fake News Act can only be retabled after mid August

The government can only retable a Bill to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 after mid-August, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 08, 2019 @ 16:17

Sungai Rambai rep arrested, to be charged with misappropriation of funds

Sungai Rambai assemblyman Datuk Hasan Abd Rahman has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged misappropriation of funds.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: UNCAT | Jul 08, 2019 @ 16:07

Public engagement needed on Uncat: Mohamed Hanipa

Proper public engagement and discussions are needed before any move is taken to accede to the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Uncat).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan | Jul 08, 2019 @ 15:30

Penang Gerakan claims Putrajaya treating state like stepchild

Penang Gerakan accused the federal government today of “abandoning” the state by not allocating funds for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Works | Jul 08, 2019 @ 15:22

Additional RM240mil to repair federal roads, says Deputy Works Minister

An additional RM240mil has been allocated for upgrade and repair works of federal roads, says Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jul 08, 2019 @ 15:18

14 fire stations on islands, remote areas next year, says Zuraida

A total of 14 fire stations will be set up nationwide on islands and remote areas including near longhouses next year, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 08, 201@ 14:30

Health Ministry budgets RM2m for cervical screening using HPV in KL, Kedah, Kelantan

The Health Ministry is allocating RM2 million for phase one of its cervical cancer screening using HPV methods to be launched this month, Dr Lee Boon Chye told Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 08, 201@ 13:52

Prasarana to manage Go KL City bus service in August

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) will now manage the Go KL City free bus service in the federal capital.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Local Elections | Jul 08, 2019 @ 13:50

Ministry preparing working paper on local government elections

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is preparing a working paper on the proposal to restore local government elections to be presented to the Cabinet by the end of 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 08, 2019 @ 13:49

S'wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

Sarawak's digital economy strategy is now in the early stages of implementation, with various projects and initiatives being rolled out by the state government.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB | Jul 08, 2019 @ 13:30

IRB records 486,360 cases of tax declaration under voluntary disclosure scheme

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 08, 2019 @ 13:23

Gerik police offering 50% discount on selected summonses for limited period

The Gerik police are offering a 50% discount on selected traffic summonses in conjunction with the "Karnival Lenggong" celebration.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 08, 2019 @ 13:00

Don’t rush to reject Dr M’s Malay unity offer, Hishammuddin tells Umno while Anwar demurs

Umno’s top leaders should not dismissed any chance at political cooperation if it can unite their race, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s open call for all Malay parties to join Bersatu.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 08, 2019 @ 10:45

Johor to retain youth age limit at 40: Sahruddin

The state government today decided to maintain the age limit of youths in the state up to 40 years to ensure that the planned developments especially involving the group to continue unimpeded.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 08, 201@ 09:07

Muhyiddin: Probe into Haziq gay sex video ongoing

Investigators probing a viral sex video case linked to a Cabinet minister do not have a specified deadline for the probe.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | FELDA | Jul 08, 201@ 08:33

Young Felda settlers unaware of issues involving agency

Muhammad Najib Muhammad Radzuan, 35, had wanted to broaden his horizons by looking for a job in the cities after completing his studies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 08, 2019 @ 08:23

Parliament sitting continues, entrepreneurship among issues to be debated

Entrepreneurship is one the issues that will be debated by Members of Parliament in the second session of the Dewan Rakyat, which continues for the second week, today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Higher e-hailing fares expected

Higher fares and longer waiting time for e-hailing services are on the cards as the number of drivers dwindle by the July 12 deadline for them to obtain a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Jul 08, 2019 @ 07:00

MCA criticises DAP’s role in new village election

MCA has commended the state Pakatan Harapan for holding the first election in a Chinese New Village post-GE14, but slam­med DAP for dominating the contest.State MCA chief Siow Koi Voon said DAP, led by Seremban MP and Transport Minister Anthony Loke, made frequent visits to the Paroi Chinese New Village to secure support for the party’s candidate.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 07, 2019

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jul 07, 2019 @ 23:30

Muhyiddin, Zahid deny supporting Anwar to immediately replace Dr M as PM

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has denied today signing a statutory declaration (SD) supporting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to take over as prime minister effective immediately.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sugar Tax | Jul 07, 2019 @ 23:00

Sugar tax: SME traders can file postponement appeal

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 07, 2019 @ 21:48

Sea reclamation: Federal government has not finalised decision

The federal government has not made any decision on a sea reclamation project on the southern tip of Penang island, according to Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 07, 2019 @ 09:01

Dr M sincere in call for Malay political parties to join Bersatu, says Muhyiddin

The call by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that Malay political parties join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) was a sincere one, says its president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Programmes | Jul 07, 201@ 20:25

88 developers punished over non-completion of Johor affordable housing projects

Eighty-eight housing developers in Johor have been penalised between 2016 and 2018 for not completing the state’s affordable housing projects 'Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor' (RMBJ).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Sg Kim Kim Pollution | Jul 07, 2019 @ 20:20

160 Sungai Kim Kim air pollution victims to take gov’t to court on July 17

The federal government has not made any decision on a sea reclamation project on the southern tip of Penang island, according to Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 07, 2019 @ 18:00

Zahid voices dissatisfaction about objections to his return to Umno top post

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 87 charges for alleged corruption,  today voiced his dissatisfaction over complaints about his return  to the top post in Umno, after going on leave since December last year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Jul 07, 2019 @ 17:31

Was government-owned land granted CCCC, asks Dr Wee

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned if claims that the granting of government-owned land to the China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) were true.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: FELDA | Jul 07, 201@ 15:38

PM: Felda lands to be managed professionally with diversified crops

Felda settlers’ lands will be consolidated and cultivated efficiently on a large scale basis by those experienced in the agriculture sector.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FELDA | Jul 07, 2019 @ 11:42

Felda will rise up again under Pakatan Harapan govt: Azmin

Felda will rise up again with the confidence of settlers restored that their future will be secure under the Pakatan Harapan government, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 07, 2019 @ 09:41

Proposed RM1 billion contra loan already discussed: Sarawak CM

The Sarawak government has already discussed with the Federal government through Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik the proposed RM1 billion contra loan to be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FELDA | Jul 07, 2019 @ 11:00

Putrajaya eyes crop, livestock shift to supplement Felda bailout plan

The government will introduce Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers to fast-yielding crops and livestock to mitigate palm oil woes that forced Putrajaya into a multi-billion bailout of the agency, according to sources.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 07, 201@ 10:00

As Dr Mahathir turns 94, he looks beyond Malaysia's first century

One year after a historic regime change, Malaysia’s politics remain a combustible cocktail of sleaze and power lust.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 07, 2019 @ 09:25

Govt to focus on addressing Batek tribe health issues: Waytha

The main focus of the Pakatan Harapan government today is to address the health issues faced by the Batek tribe of the Orang Asli community in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 07, 2019 @ 08:35

Bersatu will not be another Umno, says Wan Azizah

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is not going to morph itself into another Umno, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Kedah to clamp down on errant factories

The state will come down hard on factories violating conditions set by the authorities, including the Department of Environment (DoE), says Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Mixed reactions to invite

The call for Umno members to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) should be given serious thought for the political benefit of the Malays, says Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin. He, however, cautioned that it might lead to no opposition in the country, saying that if the end result of it was that everyone jumped in, that would not be good.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 06, 2019

New Malaysia | 1BestariNet | Jul 06, 201@ 20:38

YTL 'shocked' contract to provide free Internet service discontinue

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has expressed shock that its contract to provide free Internet service to some 10,000 schools was discontinued.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP | Jul 06, 2019 @ 20:30

Guan Eng: DAP hopes Bersatu consistent on acceptance of new members

DAP hopes that the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leadership will be consistent with its earlier decision on accepting members from other parties.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Highways Takeover | Jul 06, 2019 @ 12:30

Toll buyouts to be ‘entirely self-financed’, Pua tells critics

Finance Minister’s Special Advisor Tony Pua said today the government’s plan to buy out four toll concessions will be “entirely self-financed” through the collection of congestion charges, not by raising debt.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FELDA | Jul 06, 2019 @ 10:28

Change your mindset, Felda DG tells settlers

The new business model for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will take centre stage at the national-level Felda Settlers’ Day celebrations to be held tomorrow at Felda Selancar 3 in Muadzam Shah here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 06, 2019 @ 10:00

Tok Mat: Umno to contest under ‘BN’ for GE15 if deregistered

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has said the party is ready to enter the “big umbrella” of BN to compete in the 15th general election, in the event it is declared illegal following accusations it accepted 1MDB funds.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan | Jul 06, 2019 @ 09:48

12th Malaysia Plan engagement sessions to end in August

Engagement sessions to gather feedback from all the state governments for the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), which began yesterday, are expected to be completed at the end of August, says Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Senator Dr Radzi Jidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 06, 2019 @ 09:41

Cooperation between S’gor govt and Education Dept to benefit weak students

Newly-formed close cooperation between the Selangor government and the Education Department has enabled the state to expand its tuition programme benefiting weak students. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 06, 2019 @ 09:33

I did not approve ownership for lot of land in Kota Kinabalu: Aziz Jamman

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman (pix) has denied allegations that he had approved the ownership of a piece of land here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1BestariNet | Jul 06, 2019 @ 09:29

MOE denies breaching contract with YTL Communications

The Education Ministry yesterday denied an allegation by YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTLC) that it breached contractual obligations pertaining 1BestariNet project.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 06, 2019 @ 07:30

Sabah deputy CM: Enforce heavier penalty against those involved in illegal fish bombing activities

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has urged local authorities to bring an end to fish bombing activities following the deaths of two Chinese tourists and their local divemaster believed to have been killed while diving in waters off Semporna in Sabah’s east coast yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 06, 2019 @ 07:00

PM launches fellowship programme to empower youths

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday officiated at the pairing of 111 youths to Cabinet ministers and corporate CEOs under the 2019 Perdana and Corporate Fellows internship programme for undergraduates and graduates.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling | Jul 06, 2019 @ 07:00

Pahang identifies 225 areas that may have toxic waste

The state has identified 225 areas which may have toxic waste, says State Tourism, Environ­ment, Plantations and Bio­tech­nology Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 06, 2019 @ 07:00

PM launches fellowship programme to empower youths

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday officiated at the pairing of 111 youths to Cabinet ministers and corporate CEOs under the 2019 Perdana and Corporate Fellows internship programme for undergraduates and graduates.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 06, 2019 @ 07:00

Chow: We’ll comply with conditions

With a whopping 72 conditions attached to the appro­val of the Environmental Impact As­­sessment (EIA) of Penang South Reclamation, the state is ready even if the reclamation of the three islands will cost more than expected.Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state would do everything to ensure that these 72 conditions were met even if it required additional expenditure.|Read more >|TheStar

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