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ANM in the News Archive July 11 -  15,  2019

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July 15, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:02

Bersatu holds special meeting on July 20 to amend constitution 20: Dr M

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will hold a special meeting on July 20 to amend the constitution pertaining to party election, said its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:00

PAC report: RM1.5b in approved GST refunds unpaid as of May 31, 2018

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found that Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds totalling RM1.5 billion that have been approved had not been paid as of May 31, 2018.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:00

‘Show me the money’, says Dr M of GST money reported ‘not missing’ by PAC

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the RM19.4 billion in revenue from GST collection would only be deemed “not missing” if the funds concerned are recovered.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: WMSHA Act | Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:00

Bill for workers’ housing and amenities passed

The Workers’ Minimum Standard of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Bill 2019 which aims to expand the minimum standard of housing and provision of basic facilities for workers in all sectors was passed in Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 201@ 21:56

When GST refund money is found, then it's considered not stolen, says PM

The government wants to know where the RM19 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds is, if the money is not stolen as claimed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoHr | Jul 15, 2019 @ 21:41

Moratorium on Bangladesh workers expected to be lifted within a month or two, says Kula

The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Jul 15, 2019 @ 21:38

Gobind names three new DFTZ locations

Two airports and a port are the three latest locations under the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) 2019 initiative to make Malaysia a regional e-commerce e-fulfilment hub, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 15, 201@ 20:57

Dr M confirms govt reclaimed money from China company over pipeline project

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed the government had reclaimed some of the money paid to China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) after the pipeline project in Malaysia was cancelled.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 15, 201@ 20:57

Najib gets to go to Parliament tomorrow

Datuk Seri Najib Razak was given time off from his trial to attend Parliament tomorrow.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Syarie Legal Profession | Jul 15, 201@ 20:57

Dewan Rakyat passes Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019

The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019, aimed at establishing the Syarie Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Syariah Lawyers’ Body and the Federal Territories Syarie Lawyers Council to ensure professional practices, behaviour and code of conduct.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 15, 2019 @ 19:23

State govt to legitimise Johor Jetties

The Johor state government plans to legitimise jetties in the state especially those operating without licences and are involved in import and export activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 15, 2019 @ 18:06

Pakatan Harapan open to idea of PAS joining coalition: Mukhriz

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 16:00

Channelling GST funds to different account a breach of law, says AG

Attorney General Tommy Thomas said channelling good and service tax (GST) revenue directly into federal government’s consolidated revenue account was wrong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Projects | Jul 15, 2019 @ 16:26

Tanjung Bruas port to be commercially developed

The Tanjung Bruas Port will be commercially developed at a cost of RM160 million, said State Industry, Trade and Investment Committee chairman, Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 15, 201@ 16:06

Guan Eng: No instruction to seize CPP funds

The Finance Ministry did not issue any instructions to seize more than RM1 billion owned by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 16:00

After PAC finds GST funds diverted, Najib insists had right to do so

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak conceded today that money meant for tax refunds should have been put into a trust account but insisted he had the power to divert these elsewhere.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition: UMNO | Jul 15, 2019 @ 15:38

Najib made BN adviser to woo young voters? KJ and Nazri: Oh, really?

Senior Umno leaders Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Khairy Jamaluddin brushed aside claims that Datuk Seri Najib Razak's appointment as Barisan Nasional (BN) adviser was due to his influence to attract young voters.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Projects: RFID | Jul 15, 2019 @ 15:29

Govt to implement RFID toll collection at all toll plazas nationwide soon

The Federal Government will implement the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for toll collection at all toll plazas nationwide soon.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 15:00

Pakatan lawmakers demand action over GST fund diversion found in PAC probe

Authorities must investigate former Barisan Nasional (BN) officials responsible for unlawfully registering money meant for tax refunds as revenue in the Consolidated Account, said two Pakatan Harapan MPs today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 15, 201@ 14:54

Stiffer penalties to curb poaching in Terengganu

The State Legislative Assembly today unanimously approved amendments to the Taman Negara National Park Enactment No. 6 of 1939, paving the way for the state government to introduce stiffer penalties against poachers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment | Jul 15, 2019 @ 13:17

PTPTN collected RM6.23 billion in loan repayments from 2013 to May 2019: Maszlee

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has collected RM6.23 billion from 1.13 million borrowers in study loan repayments, said Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 13:00

Khairy: Police must act on report lodged against Guan Eng after PAC concludes no GST refunds ‘robbed’

Khairy Jamaluddin today urged police to take follow-up action following a police report lodged against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng who claimed that the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government had “robbed” public coffers of billions in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 15, 2019 @ 13:01

Haziq and five others arrested in sex video probe

Police have arrested six individuals, including former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Aziz.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Highways Takeover | Jul 15, 201@ 12:51

Expressway takeover yet to be tabled in Cabinet

The proposed takeover of PLUS Malaysia Berhad’s North-South Expressway (NSE) has yet to be tabled to the Cabinet.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 12:42

Opposition wants action against LGE for misleading House over GST refunds

The Opposition has brought a motion to refer Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the Rights and Privileges Committee for misleading the House on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund issue.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 15, 2019 @ 12:00

Nazri to Najib: Please vacate your BN adviser role, stop being in denial

Former minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today fired his second salvo at Datuk Seri Najib Razak, labelling the latter as being in denial and a “tainted” person.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 15, 2019 @ 11:42

GST refund money not missing but Act violated

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today confirmed that no goods and services tax (GST) refund money has gone missing.|Read more >|SunDaily

The public can download a copy from the PAC website at www.parlimen.gov.my/pac on the same day.

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 15, 2019 @ 07:30

Amid debate over regulating price of medicine in Malaysia, cost of HIV drugs hits record low

A single prescription of a generic antiretroviral therapy (ART) drug for HIV treatment once cost nearly RM2,000 in federal subsidies.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Projects: PSR | Jul 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Chow: Work on second phase of PSR has begun
Work on the next phase of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project has started following approval from the Department of Environment (DoE) early this month.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 15, 2019 @ 00:15

2,000 Self-service laundrettes operating without gas licences

About 2,000 self-service laundrettes in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah do not have approvals as well as individual gas licences issued by the Energy Commission, and are therefore at risk of explosions.|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 14, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 14, 2019 @ 22:46

Paying tax does not make it legal: Lim

Koperasi Jayadiri Sdn Bhd (Kojadi)’s tax payment last year does not mean that the RM15 million it received from Yayasan 1MDB (1MDB) was legal says DAP secretary–general Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 14, 2019 @ 21:30

Najib defends appointment as BN adviser, says Nazri failed to act in the interest of party

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today responded to Umno lawmaker Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz who had criticised his appointment as Barisan Nasional (BN) adviser.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: COL | Jul 14, 201@ 20:29

Saifuddin: Govt developing e-commerce to reduce cost of living

The government is developing an e-commerce system for consumer goods to drive down prices and the cost of living.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 14, 2019 @ 19:30

Low-cost flats residents get stunning upgrade

It will be an upgrade they never dreamed of. In three years time, residents of the Taman Segar low-cost flats in Cheras will move into new apartments almost twice as large as their current homes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 14, 2019 @ 18:25

Elevation of TVET courses can lead to less dependence on foreign workers

 The promotion of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) among local workers will help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers, according to MTUC secretary general J. Solomon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 14, 2019 @ 15:00

Don’t use Umno as a ‘shield,’ Khairy tells Najib

Umno lawmaker Khairy Jamaluddin has urged party leaders to not use the party as a “shield” against court proceedings they are facing, Malaysikini reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 14, 2019 @ 14:48

Report on ‘missing’ RM19.4bil GST credit refund to be tabled in Dewan Rakyat Monday (July 15)
The report on the "missing" RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit refund will be tabled a day earlier in Parliament to avoid any further misconception on the issue, says Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.|Read more >|
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The public can download a copy from the PAC website at www.parlimen.gov.my/pac on the same day.
 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 14, 2019 @ 14:32

Kon Yeow prepared to meet Anwar over PSR project

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) is prepared to meet PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to explain in greater details on the sea reclamation project in the waters of south Penang (PSR) by the state government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 14, 201@ 13:26

No arrests made at Pasir Gudang roadblocks

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said no arrests were made during roadblock operations in Pasir Gudang to prevent the removal of chemical waste from the area in small portions.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 14, 2019 @ 08:30

Mastermind behind viral sex video identified, says IGP

The mastermind behind the production and circulation of the sex video implicating a federal minister, which went viral last month, has been identified, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador announced last night.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Facts and Stats | Jul 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Groups worry new age limit may affect govt aid to youths
Following the government’s move to lower the age limit for youths from 40 to 30, several quarters are now raising concerns whether recipients of some government schemes and aid will be affected.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Facts and Stats | Jul 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Five million youth to lose out
Malaysia’s youth population will shrink by up to five million people once the amendment to the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act comes into force.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Opposition: MCA | Jul 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee sheds more light on RM15mil grant to Kojadi
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has further clarified the events surrounding the RM15mil grant given to Koperasi Jayadiri Sdn Bhd (Kojadi) by Yayasan 1MDB.|Read more >|
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July 13, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives  | Jul 13, 201@ 22:55

KPKT opens its first complaint centre in Bagan Ajam

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has opened its first complaint centre in Penang to facilitate people who want to lodge complaints or get information about the ministry.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 13, 2019 @ 21:58

KL e-hailing riders lament fare hike

Though the time frame for e-hailing drivers to obtain the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence has been extended for another three months from Friday, some e-hailing passengers in Klang Valley are lamenting that e-hailing fares have surged and they have to wait longer for a ride.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 13, 2019 @ 21:30

Report: Putrajaya seizes over RM1b from China-owned pipeline firm’s HSBC account

Putrajaya has reportedly seized more than RM1 billion of funds held by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP), amid a dispute involving billion-ringgit pipeline projects here that was suspended since last year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 13, 2019 @ 21:17

Internal inquiry to probe claims of forced family planning: MOH

An internal inquiry to investigate allegations of Orang Asli women in Perak being forced to accept birth control treatment has been set up by the Health Ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy  | Jul 13, 201@ 21:07

'Govt needs time to finalise targeted petrol subsidy mechanism'

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has urged the public to give the government time to finalise the implementation mechanism of the targeted petrol subsidy for the lower income group or B40.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 13, 2019 @ 20:34

E-hailing drivers call for discussions to formulate fare mechanism

The Malaysian organisation representing electronic applications-based drivers (PPBAEM) today called on the Transport Ministry to establish a ‘discussion lab’ involving relevant parties, with the aim of formulating an e-hailing fare mechanism.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jul 13, 2019 @ 19:30

Salahuddin: Govt wants to collaborate with China on new technology to improve rice yields

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) wants to collaborate with China to introduce new technology here in efforts to improve rice yields in the country, says its minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 13, 2019 @ 17:50

Possible mechanism enabling B40 group to own homes through additional income

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is aiming to find a mechanism which will enable the additional income earned by low-wage earners to be used for the purchase of homes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 13, 2019 @ 17:45

Najib says will reveal who disclosed Kit Siang’s ‘plan’ on Bersatu, if needed

Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he will only reveal the identity of the person, who he claimed had revealed Lim Kit Siang’s plan on Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, if necessary.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 13, 2019 @ 17:40

HRDF roped in for parenting skills course

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has roped in the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to expand its parenting skills course, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty | Jul 13, 2019 @ 17:30

Law minister: Bill to repeal mandatory death penalty to be tabled in October

The bill to repeal the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled in Parliament in October once the government decides on appropriate prison terms for 11 serious criminal offences covered by it.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing  | Jul 13, 201@ 16:31

'RTD's unwillingness to adjust SOP on e-hailing services a bane'

The unwillingness of the Road Transport Department (RTD) to adjust the rules and regulations, as well as its standard operating procedure (SOP), will prove to be a stumbling block in the implementation of policies involving e-hailing services.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Jul 13, 2019 @ 16:30

Wee Ka Siong denies Kojadi funds were returned to MoF

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pix) today denied that the funds given to its cooperatives business Kojadi have been returned to the government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Khazanah | Jul 13, 2019 @ 16:20

Azmin: Khazanah to give explanation on sale to Malakoff

Khazanah Nasional Bhd will give an explanation regarding the disposal of its interest in Desaru Investments (Cayman Island) Ltd (DIL) to Malakoff Corporation Bhd’s indirect subsidiary Malakoff Gulf Ltd, said Khazanah director Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia State Govt | Jul 13, 2019 @ 16:23

PKR man accuses Perak exco member of soliciting commission, lodges report
A PKR member has lodged a police report alleging that a Perak executive council member tried to solicit commission from two companies that are trying to purchase land in Kerian, Perak.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 13, 2019 @ 15:47

Govt to assist SMEs in adopting robotic automation technology

The government will undertake a comprehensive effort to help small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs make the switch to robotic automation technology, according to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: WMSHA Act  | Jul 13, 201@ 14:48

Act 466 amendment also covers workers of other industries, says Lee

Amendments to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act (Act 466) in Parliament will enable not only the estate workers to receive health and security facilities properly but it would also be extended to workers of the other industries.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia PM Succession | Jul 13, 2019 @ 12:33

Azmin with Mukhriz on PM not being rushed into power transition
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali agrees that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not be rushed into handing over the premiership to his successor.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy | Jul 13, 2019 @ 09:23

Ministry to hold meeting on targeted petrol subsidy

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs will hold meetings with stakeholders and media agencies to convey information on the implementation of targeted petrol subsidy before it is introduced later this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jul 13, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Prioritise childcare centres in govt depts’
There are 541 government departments and agencies nationwide without taska or childcare centres, and their heads have been told to prioritise the matter.|Read more >|
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Rejected BSH scheme applicants can start to appeal from July 01 until August 15, 2019

July 12, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 12, 201@ 23:32

'There are high profile corruption cases in Sarawak, but I cannot reveal details'

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya said investigations into alleged corruption practices among the "big fish" in Sarawak are ongoing.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MARA | Jul 12, 2019 @ 21:30

MARA denies slashing funding for students overseas

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) today denied allegations that there was a reduction in funding allocation for outstanding students abroad this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 12, 2019 @ 21:21

Use of encroached gov’t land to be legalised: Aminuddin

The Negri Sembilan government is looking to legalise the use of encroached government land, including giving approval to the operators to rent the land, Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Jul 12, 2019 @ 20:48

Review of sedition case is based upon written representations, Wan Ji didn’t make any: AG

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will review each case under the Sedition Act which were still pending in the courts in May 2018 depending on their peculiar circumstances, says Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 12, 201@ 19:49

E-hailing drivers without PSV licence given 3 months reprieve

E-hailing drivers without public service vehicle (PSV) licence can still operate for the next three months, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 12, 2019 @ 19:30

Don’t swindle drivers out of their share, transport minister warns e-hailing operators

Transport Minister Anthony Loke today warned e-hailing operators (EHOs) against collecting more than the maximum 20 per cent commission from their drivers under different pretexts.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 12, 2019 @ 19:20

Anwar meets Dr M, discusses Penang fishermen's grouses over PSR
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya on Friday (July 12) and discussed Penang fishermen's grouses over the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Reforms: WMSHA Act | Jul 12, 2019 @ 18:28

Accommodation for employees not compulsory, says HR Ministry
The proposed amendments to the Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Bill will not make it compulsory for all employers to provide housing and accommodation, said the Human Resources Ministry.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 12, 2019 @ 16:44

Govt agencies told to set aside funds for child daycare centre

All government agencies must set aside some funds from their operational budget to set up child daycare centres at their work places, according to Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 12, 201@ 16:41

NRD denies involvement in project IC 2.0 in Sabah issue

The National Registration Department (NRD) has denied allegations that it was involved in the Project IC 2.0 in Sabah and the receipt that has gone viral on the social media was not the department’s official receipt.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 12, 2019 @ 15:14

Johor Youth Council: 400 days since we got govt funds, and we're not hoping

The Johor Youth Council (MBNJ) says the Pakatan Harapan government has not given any allocation to youth movements unlike the previous administration.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 12, 201@ 15:05

Penang to look after well-being of fisherfolk affected by PSR project

The Penang government has assured that the well-being of fishermen in the southern tip of the island will not be neglected when the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) mega-project is implemented.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 12, 2019 @ 15:30

Kemas opens 50 transit nurseries this year

The Community Development Department (Kemas) will open 50 transit nurseries throughout the country this year to meet the demand from parents.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 12, 2019 @ 14:30

Sarawak Cabinet cuts pro-GPS party from local councils

Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) will no longer be represented in any local council, Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg said today even though it is supportive of the state ruling coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 12, 2019 @ 14:30

Finance Ministry: RM925m of funds related to 1MDB returned

A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 12, 201@ 14:01

Seven districts in Kelantan poor due to lack of infrastructure

Seven districts in the state have been identified as among the 28 poorest in the country due to a lack of crucial infrastructures.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 12, 2019 @ 13:18

Big number of e-hailing drivers without PSV can’t work; many commuters expected to be stranded

Between 20% to 50% of the 200,000 e-hailing drivers in the country may be driven off the roads as a new public services vehicle (PSV) regulation kicks in today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:34

11 food premises ordered to close in Seremban: Exco

Eleven food premises in the district have been ordered to close for 14 days by the Negri Sembilan State Health Department for committing various offences, including operating in unhygienic conditions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:24

Allegations that Orang Asli forced to use birth control unfounded: Dzulkefly

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pix) yesterday described the allegations that Orang Asli women were forced to use birth control as unfounded and urged the people who made the allegations to come up with the evidence.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Initiatives | Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:24

Safety action plan activated for Sarawak villages on interstate gas-pipe route
The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department has activated a safety action plan for villagers living along the Sarawak-Sabah interstate gas-pipe route in Sarawak.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | PM Succesion | Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:00

Amanah veep proposes Muhyiddin for DPM when Anwar replaces Dr M

Saying it would ensure political stability, Datuk Husam Musa has nominated Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for deputy prime minister when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes over the reins of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 12, 201@ 09:43

District officers get an earful from Sabah CM

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is unhappy with the performance of district officers in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT | Jul 12, 2019 @ 09:20

Penang RTD’s new strategy to track down overloaded lorries

A new enforcement strategy used by the Penang Road Transport Department (FTD) has proven successful after 398 vehicles including tipper dumper lorries were found to have committed various offences under the ‘Ops Lebih Muatan’ conducted in the state from June 21 until yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 12, 2019 @ 09:18

Two main areas of focus to ensure media freedom: Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking at two main areas of focus to encourage better media freedom in the country, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 12, 2019 @ 08:50

Johor’s stance on age limit will affect its youth movements: Muhyiddin

The Johor State Government’s move to maintain its youth age limit at 40 will affect the state’s youth movements in the future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 12, 201@ 08:15

Those driving without PSV licence face jail, fine

Starting today, action will be taken against e-hailing drivers who do not have a public service vehicle (PSV) licence.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: NEP 2030 | Jul 12, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Equal opportunity for traders’

The Entrepre­neur Development Ministry should build an inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem that ensures the marginalised are given opportunities to thrive as stated in the new National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (DKN2030), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Reforms: WMSHA Act | Jul 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Compulsory housing is news to us, say employers
Employers are in the dark about the proposed changes to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act that will make it mandatory for those in the industrial sectors to provide centralised accommodation for their employees.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Reforms: WMSHA Act | Jul 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Bill for workers housing tabled
Employers in industrial sectors are required to provide centralised accommodation for their employees under a Bill that was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 12, 2019 @ 07:00

E-hailing firms advise passengers to prepare for new rules
Plan your journeys, make bookings earlier and ride during off-peak hours – this is the advice given to passengers by e-hailing operators with new rules to be enforced today.|Read more >|
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July 11, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Tourism | Jul 11, 2019 @ 23:29

Three initiatives to promote Islamic tourism

The Tourism, Arts & Culture Ministry through its agency Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) has developed three initiatives for the sector for 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 11, 2019 @ 23:00

Govt moots mandatory chambering for would-be Shariah lawyers

Prospective Shariah lawyers will undergo six-month of mandatory chambering if the Bill for the Shariah Legal Professional (Federal Territories) Bill 2019 is approved.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy | Jul 11, 2019 @ 22:00

Give fuel subsidy annually, Fisheries Development Authority urges Finance Ministry

The Fisheries Development Authority Of Malaysia (FDAM) have requested the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to give it the oil subsidy supply quota on an annual basis to be distributed to fishermen nationwide in the year, or as much as 720 million litres.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 11, 2019 @ 20:00

Minister: Agreement on new hiring system for Bangladeshi workers expected in August

Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian government suspended the previous hiring system for workers from the South Asian country last year due to alleged elements of corruptions and flaws.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sugar Tax | Jul 11, 2019 @ 19:13

No special rule for SMEs on sugar tax ruling

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that manufacture beverages will be similarly charged and not exempted from paying the sugar tax, said Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succesion | Jul 11, 2019 @ 19:00

Mukhriz: No two-year deal for Anwar to be PM after Dr M

There is no agreed timeframe of two years for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to pass on the prime minister post to political ally Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Dr Mahathir’s son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has reportedly said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: GST Refund | Jul 11, 2019 @ 18:00

PAC: Media report on use of GST refunds inaccurate

The Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has dismissed a news report that said the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government used refunds from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to cover a shortfall.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 11, 201@ 17:35

MACC has received report of corruption in Kuala Koh Orang Asli settlement

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has received a report on possible corruption or wrongdoings occurring at the Orang Asli settlement in Kuala Koh in Gua Musang.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 11, 2019 @ 17:22

Khazanah, EPF not agreeable to Maju Holdings taking over PLUS: Lim

The two main shareholders of PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS), namely Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), are not agreeable to the takeover of the company by Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd (Maju Holdings).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 11, 2019 @ 17:00

Health minister: Transwoman Rania to stay on as CCM rep, no need for review

The Health Ministry will not review the appointment of transwoman Rania Zara Medina as a member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Malaysia for the 2019-2021 session despite being pressured to do so.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Jul 11, 2019 @ 16:20

E-hailing service prices expected to hike as new regulation comes into play

It’s D-Day for e-hailing drivers and users. Expect longer waiting time and greater difficulty in getting a ride as well as higher congestion on the road.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure Levy | Jul 11, 2019 @ 16:05

Tourism Ministry wants departure levy deferred to after VMY 2020
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry wants to defer the implementation of the departure levy – supposed to be on Sept 1 this year – to after Visit Malaysia 2020.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Policies: NEP 2030 | Jul 11, 2019 @ 16:20

Malaysia a true entrepreneurial nation by 2030

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the implementation of the National Entrepreneurship Policy should be able to turn Malaysia into a true entrepreneurial nation by 2030.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 11, 2019 @ 16:00

Perak MB says exco Paul Yong may be ‘advised to go on leave’ if rape probe takes too long

Accused of rape, Perak executive councillor Paul Yong may be “advised to go on leave” if police investigation is prolonged, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MITRA | Jul 11, 201@ 15:59

'We are not Sedic 2.0'

The newly-rebranded Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) is setting itself apart from its predecessor through several new enhancements that are expected to uplift the community’s socioeconomic status.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 11, 2019 @ 15:30

Health minister: Birth control given to prevent dangerous Orang Asli pregnancies

Contraceptive injections were given to Orang Asli only in cases where pregnancy would be a health risk, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today, following claims of forced administration on the community.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 11, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Jul 11, 2019 @ 15:00

Health Ministry launches dental health awareness scheme for Orang Asli

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said the government introduced the Orang Asli teeth icon programme earlier this year to educate the indigenous people about the need for proper dental care.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: NEP 2030 | Jul 11, 2019 @ 15:00

National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 to empower B40 segment, says minister

The newly launched National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (NEP 2030) is aimed at empowering the B40 group by inculcating a culture of entrepreneurship.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jul 11, 2019 @ 15:14

Malaysia to cooperate with China to develop hearing and speech impairment programmes for children
Malaysia is planning to work with China in developing programmes for children with hearing and speech impairment.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 11, 201@ 14:40

Government to probe claims on Kojadi

The government will probe claims that MCA-owned Koperasi Jayadiri Sdn Bhd (Kojadi) had received other funds via political influence, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt | Jul 11, 2019 @ 14:21

Waytha: Govt will probe allegations birth control forced on Orang Asli
The government will investigate allegations that the Orang Asli were subjected to birth control medication in the past, says P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 11, 2019 @ 14:00

Penang bids for 100pc efficient street lighting by 2020 with RM75m LED push

Penang is targeting to be Malaysia’s first state to use energy-efficient lamps for all street lighting by next year at a cost of about RM75 million, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sedition Act | Jul 11, 201@ 13:45

Dr M: New law to replace Sedition Act being drafted

The government will repeal the Sedition Act and replace it with a new law, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 11, 2019 @ 13:35

High youth unemployment normal for developing countries: Tun M

The high unemployment rate among youth - at 10.9% today - is not something unusual, considering that Malaysia is a developing country, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MoH | Jul 11, 2019 @ 13:23

Health Ministry to amend Poisons Act 1952 to address ketum abuse
The government is planning to table amendments to the Poisons Act 1952 to address the issue of ketum (kratom) abuse in the country, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 11, 201@ 13:11

Dr M: Various initiatives underway to tackle unemployment

The government is committed to reducing unemployment rate, especially among youths, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 11, 2019 @ 12:02

Dr M: Govt to look into fishermen's grouses over Penang reclamation project
The government will look into the plight of a group of Penang fishermen who staged a protest outside Parliament over the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 11, 2019 @ 12:00

PM: Non-Muslims, Shi’ites free to practise own teachings, just don’t spread to Muslim Malaysians

Malaysians have religious freedom, but are restricted from propagating it to Muslims in the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad emphasised today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC | Jul 11, 2019 @ 11:51

Dr M: National Security Council (Amendment) Bill to be tweaked, re-tabled
There are many different opinions that need to be looked at before amendments are made to the National Security Council (Amendment) Bill 2019, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 11, 2019 @ 11:30

Public health board: Transgender’s appointment to ministry panel not unprecedented or endorsement of LGBT

Rania Zara Medina is not the first transgender appointed to the Health Ministry’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) committee, Malaysia Public Health Experts Association president Datuk Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar explained today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: NEP 2030 | Jul 11, 201@ 11:17

New policy to drive entrepreneurs

The National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 hopes to inculcate a culture of entrepreneurship in order to drive this sector to contribute 50 per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2030.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHr | Jul 11, 201@ 11:00

New concept to prevent workplace accidents, diseases

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) implementation efforts can be re-focused on a stronger platform with the adoption of the Vision Zero concept.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAS | Jul 11, 201@ 09:13

Opposition MPs support MAS restoration plan

Several members of parliament (MP) have expressed support for the government’s plan to restore Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s (MAS) performance and stressed the importance of addressing public concerns on its future.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAS | Jul 11, 201@ 09:01

MAS turnaround plan: 'Qatar Airways sole foreign suitor'

Qatar Airways is the sole foreign company to have sent in a proposal for the takeover of Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 11, 2019 @ 09:00

Germany’s biggest bank under US scope over past dealings with 1MDB

The US Justice Department is finally investigating Deutsche Bank to see if Germany’s biggest bank violated foreign corruption or anti-money laundering laws when it helped 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) raise US$1.2 billion (RM4.9 billion).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 11, 2019 @ 08:39

Constitution (Amendment) Bill to be re-tabled today

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 is scheduled to be re-tabled at the Dewan Rakyat today, one day after it was withdrawn.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHr | Jul 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Initiative key to social security, says Kula
It is alarming that on average, three people die at the workplace in Malaysia every day, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Reforms: War Against Drugs | Jul 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Muhyiddin: RM300mil set up to curb drug abuse
Setting aside RM300mil for 20 cargo screening machines and redefining drug addicts and users are among several measures agreed during a meeting on law enforcement on narcotics chaired by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 11, 2019 @ 07:00

DBKL initially rejected bid to buy land, court told
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) initially rejected Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd’s application to purchase two plots of DBKL land as they were meant for other purposes, the High Court heard.|Read more >|
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