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ANM in the News Archive July 16 -  20,  2019

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July 20, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 23:17

Azmin, Zuraida no show at second day of PKR retreat

Despite scheduled to deliver his keynote speech at the second day of the PKR Central Leadership Council retreat, here, tonight, party deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was nowhere to be seen.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jul 20, 2019 @ 21:01

Get e-hailing services from other companies if the prices are high: Loke

Commuters have a choice of using the e-hailing services of other companies if they are faced with fare increases, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 20, 2019 @ 21:00

Ku Li says Dr M needs to serve full term to fulfil promises made by Pakatan

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad needs to lead the country for the full term to fulfil the promises made by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the last general election, said Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 20, 201@ 20:54

Working paper on 'Rahmatan Lil Alamin' to be tabled in Cabinet

A working paper on the ‘Rahmatan Lil Alamin’ (Mercy to all creations) idea, which will become a new policy of the Islamic administration in the country, will be tabled in the Cabinet meeting soon.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 20, 2019 @ 19:45

Bersatu approves amendments to party constitution, may postpone party elections

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has approved amendments to the party constitution following the conduct of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at MAEPS, Serdang, today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 19:30

Anwar: Johor PKR chief resigned over party issues and spat with ruler

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today explained that the resignation of the party’s Johor state chief Hassan Abdul Karim, was the latter’s personal decision, as he felt that he was a burden to the party.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 17:30

Anwar: PKR won’t make any decisions on Azmin pending ongoing investigations

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that his party would not make any decisions against deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali pending ongoing investigations into a series of sex videos implicating him.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 20, 201@ 17:22

Anwar accepts IGP's statement 'Azmin not the person in sex video'

PKR accepts the statement purportedly by Inspector General of Police Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador that PKR Deputy President Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is not involved in the recent sex video scandal, says PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 20, 2019 @ 16:21

Digital gaming industry can generate huge returns for Malaysia: Gobind

Malaysia needs to continue to focus on the digital gaming industry as it can help generate a lucrative income for the country, according to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 16:10

Baru Bian: No, I did not sign statement supporting Anwar

Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian has denied signing the statement supporting PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:30

Amid split, Anwar says to listen to party first before commenting further

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he was advised by his party members to refrain from making any media statements, until the end of the party's three-day leaders retreat.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO | Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:21

E-hailing, taxi and bus drivers reminded to register for SPS before end of July

All self-employed e-hailing services, taxi and bus drivers are reminded to register and contribute to the Self Employment Scheme (SPS) by the end of this month before it becomes mandatory and enforced on them.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 20, 201@ 13:47

Paperwork on firemen monthly critical allowance to be presented to Agong

A paperwork on the RM200 monthly critical allowance for the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia personnel would be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah next week.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 20, 201@ 12:09

Two more arrested over sex video scandal

Two more individuals have been arrested to facilitate investigation of the sex video allegedly involving former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and another man.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:30

Immigration Dept’s amnesty exercise to repatriate illegal immigrants is bad governance, says group

 Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) co-President Gan Ping Sieu today described the Immigration Department's Back For Good (B4G) programme as a regressive move that will only aggravate the rising number of illegal workers in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 09:19

'Factional feuds in PKR a time bomb'

The clash of factions in PKR following disputes between party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, has triggered a time bomb that could potentially set the party rudderless.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 09:08

PKR will give full support to Mahathir: Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has reiterated the party’s support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir to lead the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 20, 2019 @ 07:30

With lower voting age, analysts warn of more ‘emotional voting’ without critical thinking

Race and identity politics could gain more prominence should parties fail to foster critical thinking among social media-obsessed youths, analysts suggest as Pakatan Harapan (PH) inches closer towards lowering the voting age.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 07:00

Many PKR leaders retreat from retreat

Top PKR leaders, including 15 MPs as well as 21 members of its central leadership council, did not show up at a party retreat that was meant to mend the rift between certain factions and also iron out problems brewing within the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 20, 201@ 07:00

Authenticity of receipt comes under scrutiny

The authenticity of a receipt produced by a key witness in the corruption trial of Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor relating to a political donation is being questioned in court.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 20, 2019 @ 00:30

Undi 18 winners and losers

Islamist party PAS and its political opposite DAP are seen as the two parties that will benefit the most when the Undi 18 is gazetted into law.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 19, 2019

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption | Jul 19 2019 @ 23:07

MACC nabs six policemen for alleged bribery
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested six policemen for allegedly receiving bribes.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Healthcare | Jul 19, 2019 @ 21:20

Extended operating hours of more large public clinics could reduce hospital crowding

Extending the operating hours of large public clinics (KK) across the country can be seen as an alternative to reduce the congestion of patients in most government hospitals.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 19, 201@ 21:09

Logging activities at Sungai Lasir ordered to cease immediately

Logging activities at compartment 20 GS Hulu Terengganu at the upper reaches of Sungai Lasir have been ordered to stop immediately following the failure of the concessionaire Four R Boutique to adhere to specifications for the construction of a bridge under conditions set by the Forestry Department.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:41

MACC forms task force to probe issues in 2018 AG's Report

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has set up a task force to look into several issues brought up in the Auditor General’s Report.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:40

MOE gathering input on teaching maths and science in English

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is actively gathering information and views of various parties on the teaching of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 19, 2019 @ 17:20

Immigration D-G says looking to repatriate 200,000 illegal immigrants under B4G programme

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud today said that the department is targeting to repatriate 200,000 illegal immigrants under the new Back For Good (B4G) programme.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan | Jul 19, 2019 @ 16:38

Gerakan to urge MACC to conduct internal investigation on Teoh Beng Hock’s death

Gerakan will be sending a letter to MACC chief comissioner Latheefa Koya to conduct an internal investigation into Teoh Beng Hock’s investigative procedure.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: IPCMC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 16:30

Govt should allow for public feedback before passing IPCMC Bill, says lawyer

Civil rights lawyer Syahredzan Johan today urged the government to engage with the public before passing the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 19, 201@ 16:29

Ku Nan trial: Authenticity of RM2 million receipt questioned

Questions arose in the High Court today on the authenticity of a receipt allegedly received by a key prosecution witness from Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor over a RM2 million political donation to Umno.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 19 2019 @ 16:01

Five people arrested together with Haziq released
Five people who were arrested together with Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz in connection with the sex video case have been released.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Fakenews | Jul 19 2019 @ 15:56

It's fake: Rates for traffic summonses unchanged, says Bukit Aman
Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement (JSPT) denies there are new rates for summonses.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 19, 2019 @ 15:45

Punish mastermind and cohorts behind sex video: S’gor MB

“No man is above the law in this country,“ said Selangor Pakatan Harapan chairman Amirudin Shari, when commenting on Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s statement that a leader of a political party was the mastermind behind the distribution of a sex video which implicated a federal minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 15:30

MACC educating businesses ahead of new corporate corruption clause in 2020

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has embarked on an awareness programme ahead of the June 2020 enforcement date of a new legal provision — Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009 — to tackle corporate corruption.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: STA | Jul 19, 2019 @ 13:46

STA regulatory framework will help grow tourism in Malaysia: Airbnb

Online hospitality service brokerage company Airbnb says it believes that the introduction of a Short Term Accommodation (STA) regulatory framework would help grow tourism and support responsible travel in Malaysia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Parliament to adopt UK model in bridging gap between lawmakers and civil society

Seeking to improve relations with critical civil society organisations (CSOs), Parliament has agreed in principle to register an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) as part of its function, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:00

Backing Anwar, six PKR state leaders urge peers to set aside ‘future PM’ feud

Led by Kedah PKR chief Datuk Johari Abdul, five other state party leaders called on their colleagues to stand solidly behind their president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who has come under fire from allies over a sex scandal conspiracy.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 19, 2019 @ 11:30

Singapore to return US$40m linked to 1MDB scandal

Singapore is returning almost US$40 million (RM164.4 million) to Malaysia seized in connection with a massive financial scandal that played a major role in the toppling of the corruption-plagued government of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the police said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption | Jul 19, 2019 @ 11:40

DPP, lawyer and six cops held over bribery

A deputy public prosecutor (DPP), a lawyer and six police officers were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday for allegedly taking bribes to secure the release of illegal immigrants held by the authorities in Kuala Kubu Baru.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 19, 201@ 11:13

Government seizes RM48.9 million from Jho Low's dad

Low Hock Peng @ Larry Low did not turn up in court today to fight the government's move to seize almost RM50 million kept in his bank accounts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 19 2019 @ 10:53

Fahmi Fadzil: SD of Anwar alleging he has two-thirds support of all MPs is fake
A statutory declaration (SD) purportedly by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim alleging he has two-thirds support of all the Dewan Rakyat to replace Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister is fake, says Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 19, 2019 @ 10:54

All parties to be responsible for accidents at construction sites: DOSH

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has now set guidelines that all parties involved in the construction industry are responsible in the event of an accident at construction sites.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy | Jul 19, 2019 @ 08:00

Petrol subsidy for eligible Malaysians: Government decides ‘cash is king’

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration will give additional cash directly to lower income households already enlisted for the cost of living aid (BSH) scheme as petrol subsidy, according to senior ministry officials.|Read more >|Malaymail

What is Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) programme >

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July 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: Revision of Laws | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:41

Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 approved by Dewan Rakyat

The Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 was approved by the Dewan Rakyat today, thus becoming the 12th bill approved during the 12–day sitting that began on July 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Rural Devt | Jul 18, 2019 @ 30:30

Kampung Baru Development Plan to be submitted next week, says minister

The Kampong Bharu Development Corporation (PKB) will present the Kampung Baru Development Plan to the Rural Development Ministry next week, said its minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Govt to support corporate sector in exploring industrial Revolution 4.0, says minister

The government is prepared to provide full support to the corporate sector to spur the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Penang LRT | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Public hearing for Bayan Lepas LRT project to be conducted in mid August, says Penang CM

The Penang State Government will hold a public hearing for the Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project for three months beginning mid-August.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 201@ 21:23

EC: Amendment on reduced voting age not yet in force

The recently approved amendment allowing for Malaysians aged 18 to vote and to also be eligible to stand for election, along with automatic voter registration, is not yet in force, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 18, 201@ 19:51

IPCMC will have disciplinary authority, including over IGP

The Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will have disciplinary authority over any misconduct by police personnel, including the Inspector General of Police (IGP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: NACP | Jul 18, 2019 @ 19:30

PM says already implemented 15pc of National Anti-Corruption Plan initiatives

Fifteen per cent or 17 initiatives out of the 115 initiatives outlined in the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) have already been implemented, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 18, 201@ 18:21

3 factories identified as most likely sources of Pasir Gudang air pollution

The Environment Department (DoE) has identified three chemical-based factories as the most likely sources of the air pollution in Pasir Gudang last month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 18 2019 @ 18:38

IGP: 'Evil conspiracy' behind sex video scandal led by a political party leader
Investigations into the sex video scandal revealed that there is an evil conspiracy led by a political party leader to humiliate and damage the reputation of an individual, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib’s 1MDB trial | Jul 18, 2019 @ 18:08

No further delay, Najib’s 1MDB trial to commence on Aug 19

The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix), who is facing 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)’s funds, will commence on Aug 19 as fixed earlier.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 18, 201@ 17:59

Dr M: Malaysia's graft-busting efforts bearing fruit

Putrajaya’s efforts in graft-busting has borne fruit as the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) has yielded encouraging results barely six months since its launch.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt | Jul 18 2019 @ 17:53

Freeze on foreign worker intake in wholesale and retail sector lifted
The freeze on foreign worker intake in the wholesale and retail sector has been lifted, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:30

Lokman claims Indonesian experts engaged to determine authenticity of sex videos, says will reveal findings today

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam claimed today that video forensic experts from Indonesia will be able to verify the identity of the two individuals involved in the sex clips linked to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 18 2019 @ 17:35

Melaka assembly proceedings end with barbs like 'bodoh' and 'banggang'
The Melaka Legislative Assembly proceedings ended with the exchange of barbs on Thursday (July 18).|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:30

Anwar-Azmin tiff might lead to Pakatan imploding, says Ku Li

Veteran Umno lawmaker Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today said there is a possibility of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition imploding in light of the tense relations between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his number two Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 18, 201@ 17:12

PM launches 'Respons Rakyat 2.0' mobile application

Malaysians can now channel their complaints, suggestions and queries to any government department via a smartphone application.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA | Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:04

Immigration department launches amnesty programme for overstaying foreigners

The Immigration department, will launch an amnesty programme for foreigners who have overstayed or do not possess authentic travel documents to return to their home country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 16:56

Anwar welcomes PKR committee members’ statement, says it’s a well–intended reminder

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today welcomed the views of a cross–section of PKR central committee members that he should cease issuing statements that could split the party, saying their stand was well–intended and a timely reminder for party unity and consolidation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 18, 2019 @ 16:00

In rare show of support, MTUC calls survey on Tun M’s tenure as PM ‘inhumane’

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), the country’s biggest coalition of workers groups, criticised today the pollster behind a survey to gauge public expectation of how long Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should remain in office, calling it “inhumane” and disruptive to progress.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:53

Freedom of Information Act in place of Official Secrets Act: Dr Mahathir

The Freedom of Information Act will be drawn up to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia P Gudang Pollution | Jul 18 2019 @ 15:52

DOE to act against 18 illegal chemical factories in Pasir Gudang
The Department of Environment is expected to take action against 18 illegal chemical factories that have been found to be operating in the Pasir Gudang area.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 18 2019 @ 15:47

IGP: Sex video authentic, but identities of men undetermined
CyberSecurity Malaysia has confirmed that the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is authentic, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: Resources | Jul 18 2019 @ 15:47

Govt mulling rare earth mining industry following discovery
The government is looking to develop the rare earth mining industry following the discovery of such minerals in several states including Sarawak.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 201@ 15:43

I will not respond to Azmin's outbursts, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he will not respond to his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali's "spontaneous outburst".|Read more >|NST

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July 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: PSC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:34

Parliamentary select committee to determine several key appointments: Mahathir

The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 201@ 15:01

IGP on sex clips investigation: No interference from anyone

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today stressed that there has been no interference in the course of the police's investigation of several sex clips implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:00

PM says govt will review role of ministers’ political secretaries

The roles and functions of political secretaries to ministers will be re-evaluated, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: EC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:00

EC moots introducing voter education in schools

Taking a leaf from Australia, Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun today suggested voter education as part of the school curriculum.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Audit Act | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:00

Govt to amend law to give auditor-general more freedom and bite, says PM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today disclosed that his government is studying amending the Audit Act 1957 to provide more independence to the National Audit Department and the auditor-general (A-G).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 18 2019 @ 14:36

Speaker denies conflict of interest after it's revealed his son is aide to LGE
The Dewan Rakyat Speaker has denied there is conflict of interest following revelation that his son had been appointed press secretary to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 18, 201@ 14:24

Govt withdraws two bills in Dewan Rakyat

The government today withdrew two bills scheduled for a second reading in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt: EC | Jul 18 2019 @ 14:00

EC: Register as voters now, don't wait for automatic registration
Malaysians who have not registered to vote should do so now, even though a Bill is being passed to allow for automatic voter registration, says the Election Commission (EC).|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 14:00

IPCMC tabled in Dewan Rakyat, to be debated next session

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat for the first reading today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: Healthcare | Jul 18 2019 @ 13:30

Police may be allowed use of military hospitals
The Armed Forces may allow police personnel use military hospital facilities, says Jeneral Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 18, 2019 @ 12:30

Changing history in textbooks? Education Ministry clarifies amendments

The Education Ministry today denied changing history in its national curriculum and textbooks following claims that the current secondary school content — particularly relating to the multiracial fight during the Japanese occupation and the Malayan Emergency against communists — was revised under the Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 18, 201@ 12:13

Half of citizenship applications still being processed

Close to half of the applications for Malaysian citizenship since 2013 are still being processed, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 18, 201@ 11:48

Waytha determined to address gangsterism amongst Indian community

 In what can be described as the first of many steps in addressing gangsterism, P. Waytha Moorthy wants to engage Indian prisoners who are currently serving their sentences.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: EC | Jul 18 2019 @ 11:15

EC launches online voter registration portal
Malaysians can now register to vote online through the newly launched MySPR Daftar portal.|Read more >|
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Eligible voters can register at MySPR Daftar portal >

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 10:45

Anwar’s aide Farhash Wafa remanded four days for sex video probe

Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has been remanded together with another man for the police investigation on a sex video scandal targetting Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 09:24

Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission Bill to be tabled today

The Dewan Rakyat sitting today is expected to see, among others, the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission Bill 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 09:00

PKR turmoil grows as central committee members rail on Anwar for saying Azmin should resign

Twenty-two members of the PKR central committee jointly rebuked president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today for suggesting his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, needed to resign as minister over an ongoing sex scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 18, 201@ 08:47

Fishermen’s association still against PSR project

The Penang Fishermen’s Association is not seeking compensation but wants the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project to be cancelled, said its chairman, Nazri Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 201@ 08:47

'Govt must create more jobs for youth'

The constitutional amendment to lower the minimum voting age to 18 will transform Malaysia into a progressive nation as it will compel the government to formulate policies that resonate with the youth to remain relevant.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 201@ 08:40

'Real flaws are gerrymandering, malapportionment'

Amid the euphoria over the passing of a bill to enable automatic voter registration and reduce the minimum voting age, experts believe it is time the authorities address two longstanding problems affecting the electoral system — gerrymandering and malapportionment of constituencies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 2019 @ 08:00

EC confident automatic registration of voters can be done in two years

The Election Commission is confident that it will have a system in place for automatic registration of voters within two years, in time for the 15th general election (GE15).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 18, 2019 @ 07:50

New flexible working hours for federal government agencies from Aug 1

The implementation of flexible working hours (FWH) in federal government agencies nationwide will take effect on Aug 1, replacing the staggered working hours (SWH).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

‘No party action on sex video until conviction’
PKR will not take action against any member involved in the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali unless they are found guilty by the authorities, said secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

Newsflash: Will ‘UNDI 18’ change Malaysian democracy?
The recently passed “Undi 18” Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 could result in vastly different voting patterns in the future, but true change would require more civic education.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Opposition: MCA | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Why omit vital parts from history textbooks?
MCA is disappointed that parts of Malaysia’s history – especially pertaining to the Japanese Occupation – have been omitted from history textbooks.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Viewpoints: UEC | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

Call to set up independent body to oversee educational issues
The Policy Team of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will propose the setting up of an independent education committee to oversee educational issues that do not fall under the Education Ministry’s purview.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

July 17, 2019

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:22

PKR sec-gen: No party action over sex video arrestees until convicted by law

PKR will not take action against any member involved in the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali unless they are found guilty by the authorities, says party secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:21

Transport Ministry green-lights Bayan Lepas LRT project

The Transport Ministry has approved Penang's Bayan Lepas light rail transit (LRT) project, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 17, 201@ 16:19

Dewan Rakyat Speaker accused of bias over Guan Eng's GST remark

The opposition accused the Dewan Rakyat Speaker of practising “double standards” when he rejected the motion to refer Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the Rights and Privileges Committee over his remark that funds intended for Goods and Services (GST) refunds was “robbed”. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:15

Azmin: Firm, stable leadership of Dr M needed to meet the people's expectations

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali says it is imperative for the nation to continue having a firm and stable leadership under Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the expectations of the people remain high.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 15:51

Sabah sets up special cabinet committee to develop rural tourism

The Sabah government has set up a special Cabinet committee to monitor and double up initiatives to develop the state’s rural tourism sector in an integrated manner.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 17, 201@ 15:51

New twist in Ku Nan's corruption trial

A new twist emerged at Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s corruption trial today when a key witness revealed what could possibly be a vital piece of evidence.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Taxes | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:42

Govt collected RM91.86m as RPGT for properties of over five years: Lim

The government collected RM91.86 million through the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) for the disposal of properties of more than five years, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:38

Guan Eng shrugs off calls to apologise over 'stolen' GST refunds remark

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng dismissed calls for him to apologise over his statement that RM19.4bil in GST credit refunds were "stolen", saying that the issue was not brought up in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:30

Putrajaya studying plastic trash-for-fuel tech to clear illegal dump sites

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking to tap the mountains of plastic trash in the country as an alternative fuel and source for producing cement, Zuraida Kamaruddin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:06

If it is indeed Azmin, then he should resign, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali should resign from his positions in the government and the party if investigations confirmed that he was the person involved in the gay sex video.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:00

Education Ministry studying replicating best lessons in science, maths for every class

Maszlee Malik today affirmed the Education Ministry is conducting a detailed study on how it can replicate the best lessons in teaching Science and Mathematics in English at all schools nationwide.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:31

Negotiation to demand excess payment for TSGP still ongoing: Lim

The government is still in talks with the Chinese government to demand excess payment for the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:15

Opposition stages walkout after Speaker rules Guan Eng will not face Parliamentary committee

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff decided that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng does not have to face Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee, leading to a brief walkout by Opposition MPs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: Debts | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:08

PSC confirms govt debt, liabilities at RM1.09 trillion at 2018 year-end

The Special Parliamentary Select Committee on the Budget has confirmed that the government's debt and liabilities stood at RM1.09 trillion as at the end of last year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:44

Shouting in Parliament as Speaker says Lim will not be referred for GST statement

The Dewan Rakyat session today began on a heated note, with a shouting match after Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will not be referred to Parliament’s rights and privileges committee.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:30

PM: Ministers accused of wrongdoing to carry on until proven guilty

Members of his Cabinet need not take leave if accused of a crime as they are innocent until proven guilty, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:30

PM says open to talks with Beijing over RM1b seizure from Chinese firm

Putrajaya is willing to discuss with Beijing the Malaysian government’s forfeiture of RM1 billion from a state-linked Chinese pipeline firm, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 11:26

KPKT approves RM1m consultation fee for Pasir Pinji new market project

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has approved RM1 million as a consultation fee for the construction of the new market in Pasir Pinji.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MACC | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:18

MACC awaits briefing on weaknesses uncovered by Auditor-General's Report

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will meet with the National Audit Department before deciding whether an investigation should be conducted on the weaknesses disclosed in the Auditor-General's Report.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:05

Anwar's aide arrested in connection with Haziq sex video case
Perak PKR leader Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has been identified as the politician arrested by the police to assist in investigations into a sex video scandal that has embroiled Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:09

ECRL: Terengganu still negotiating on new alignment, stations

The Terengganu government is still negotiating with Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) to decide on the new alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the number of stations to be built in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:05

62 Chinese headmen appointed for new villages

Sixty two village development officers (PKP) with the role of penghulu (headman) have been appointed to manage the development and welfare of Chinese new villages.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:00

Latheefa: MACC will be blind to rank, political affiliations

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) head Latheefa Koya vowed to pursue the corrupt without regard to their positions or political ties.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 17, 201@ 08:27

'Weaknesses in MyIMMs to be fixed'

The Immigration Department has pledged to take corrective action following reports of manipulation and fraud within the Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:13

Lowering voting age to 18: EC to hold engagement sessions

Now that the Constitution Amendment Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 has been passed by the Dewan Rakyat with unanimous bipartisan support, the task ahead for the Election Commission (EC) is to hold engagement sessions with the stakeholders to enforce it, according to its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 17 2019 @ 07:00

EC chief: It shows political maturity
Election Commission chief Azhar Harun (pic) has praised the government and the Opposition for their work and support in discussing various aspects of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Govt: MAP | Jul 17 2019 @ 07:00

Waytha Moorthy heads new Indian political party
A new political party to look into the interest of the Indian community has been set up, says P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: MoE | Jul 17 2019 @ 07:00

Focus on anti-vape campaign
The Education Ministry is set to intensify anti-vape campaigns in schools after reports of a primary schoolgirl who was found vaping went viral.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

July 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 17, 201@ 23:33

Signature on political donation receipt is Tengku Adnan's, says witness

Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd managing director Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong told the High Court here Wednesday (July 17) that the signature on the official receipt for the RM2mil political contribution he gave to Umno was that of Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:00

'The crime here is pact to bring down Azmin', Dr M says after calls for minister to quit

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested today that the sex videos attacking Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was purely meant to besmirch the latter’s reputation.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Old Homosexual Video  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:00

Dr M loyalist lodges police report against videos implicating Anwar, in bid to ‘defend’ him

Datuk Seri Khairuddin Hassan has lodged a police report today urging the police to investigate the authenticity of the sex videos that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was allegedly implicated in years ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Pastor | Jul 17, 2019 @ 21:04

Suhakam to hold inquiry on disappearance of Pastor Joshua and wife

The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) will hold an inquiry on the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Rudangta Ruth Sitepu.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE | Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:49

Corporations and Education Ministry band together to improve upon TVET

Four major corporations will work together with the Education Ministry to enhance technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:41

MCA questions move to disallow debate on PAC report over GST refunds in Parliament

MCA has questioned the move to disallow the debate of the Parliament's Account Committee (PAC) report on the RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds in Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sabah State Seats | Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:01

Sabah gets 13 more state seats

The motion to give Sabah 13 more state seats was approved by Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:43

Saifuddin: 149 businesses now recognised as selected trade zones
A total of 149 businesses nationwide have been recognised as selected trade zones (ZPT) by the Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry since 2012.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:37

Agri Ministry: Pig farmers given two months to implement biosecurity measures to avoid ASF epidemic
Pig farmers have been given two months to adhere to and fully implement biosecurity measures in their farms, says Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Sim Tze Tzin.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | State Govt: Housing  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:30

Sabah Deputy CM: 1,308 PPR housing units ready, three more projects in pipeline
Some 1,308 People's Housing Project (PPR) units are now open for application in three different districts in Sabah, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:28

Azmin to Anwar: Look at the man in the mirror

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has hit back at Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, saying that the PKR president should "look at the man in the mirror."|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:18

Seputeh division chairman sacked for slander against PKR leaders

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Disciplinary Board yesterday sacked its Seputeh division chairman Ganapathy Ponnusamy after the board found him guilty of slander and malicious remarks against party leaders.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sabah State Seats | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:00

Minister: EC must consider remote, rural voters in Sabah when redrawing borders

The Election Commission (EC) takes in more factors than simply population numbers or density when conducting its redelineation exercises, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sabah State Seats | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:55

Additional 13 seats in Sabah assembly will benefit the people: Dr M

The addition of 13 state seats in Sabah will benefit the people, especially in obtaining more efficient and effective services from elected representatives, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:30

Protected forests to grow under new rules, says palm oil watchdog

Protected forest areas will grow by up to 10 per cent under new rules to stop deforestation, the palm oil industry watchdog said yesterday, which is working to make the edible oil greener.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:30

Almost RM1b of 1MDB-related funds retrieved by Putrajaya, PSC report shows

The federal government has managed to retrieve nearly RM1 billion in sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)-related funds including in interests and bank grants, as at May 27.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Viewpoints | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:23

Govt urged to provide alternatives to detention for children in Immigration centres
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has renewed its push for the Government to provide alternatives to detention (ATD) for children in immigration detention centres.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 17, 201@ 17:15

Pas admits it faces new challenge in drawing younger voters

Pas has admitted that it will face a monumental challenge in getting support from the younger generation following the decision to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoH | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:12

Health D-G: Public healthcare system needs funding boost

More funding needs to be injected into the public healthcare system as overcrowding at existing facilities has taken a toll on its resources, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:00

AGC: Insufficient evidence to investigate Teoh Beng Hock’s death for murder

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has clarified today that there is insufficient evidence to investigate the death of Teoh Beng Hock for murder.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:31

Anwar shocked on arrest of his political secretary

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed shock over the arrest of his political secretary in relation to the circulation of the gay sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily