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July 25, 2019

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 25, 2019 @ 23:20

PKR disciplinary board to haul up Selangor MB

Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari will be hauled up by the PKR disciplinary board to answer for statements he made about the gay sex video implicating Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 25, 2019 @ 22:59

ECRL a boost for East Coast

Terengganu can expect to see more significant economic development now that the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is back on track.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 25, 2019 @ 21:49

Dewan Negara passes Amendment Bill to lower voting age to 18

Ten days after the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to lower the voting age was passed at the Dewan Rakyat, the amendment was approved by the Dewan Negara today with a two-third majority.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS | Jul 25, 2019 @ 19:50

Umno, PAS to sign co-operation charter on Sept 14

Umno and PAS will sign a co-operation charter at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur on Sept 14.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: MACC | Jul 25, 2019 @ 19:30

Liew: Handover of full power of prosecution to MACC is still being studied

The need to amend the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 so that the prosecution’s authority over corruption cases is handed over to the commission, is still under review, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives | Jul 25 2019 @ 18:56

Creating awareness on scholarships for the disabled

Malaysians with disabilities should take up scholarships offered by a number of local and international agencies to pursue higher education.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 25 2019 @ 17:51

History for Form Four, Five to be revamped to reflect new voting age

The Education Ministry will revamp the syllabus for History in Forms Four and Five to reflect the change in voting and election candidacy age to 18.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives | Jul 25, 201@ 17:26

Financial assistance programme for low-income kidney disease patients

Low-income patients with chronic kidney disease can look forward to get partially or fully-funded Epoetin treatment - an injection for dialysis patients with severe anaemia, through the Red Bean Assistance Programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 25 2019 @ 17:11

CAP accuses Penang govt of manipulating information on LRT, PSR projects

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has asked Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to explain his remark that there were certain people manipulating information on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project and the Penang South Reclamation for their own benefit.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 25, 2019 @ 16:27

Health Ministry does not believe bird droppings contributed to Pasir Gudang illnesses

The Health Ministry does not find bird droppings to be one of the contributing factors that led to incidents of breathing difficulties at the Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tanjung Puteri, Pasir Gudang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition | Jul 25 2019 @ 16:12

Pas, Umno lodge reports over FB post insulting Islam

Pahang Wanita Pas and Umno today lodged 17 police reports against a Facebook account owner using the alias “Wendy Loong” for allegedly insulting Islam on the social networking site.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 25, 2019 @ 16:00

Putrajaya relaunches ECRL, expects bigger China FDI, new industries to sprout across Titiwangsa spine

Transport Minister Anthony Loke relaunched the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project today — with economic expectations riding high.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 25, 201@ 15:28

Why shouldn't Federal Govt fund LRT project, asks Chow

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has asked why the Federal Government shouldn't fund the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system project for Penang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 25, 201@ 15:25

PKR disciplinary board to issue warning letters to Farhash, Amirudin

PKR disciplinary board will issue warning letters to Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak and Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari to explain their controversial statements regarding the viral sex video issue.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 25 2019 @ 15:10

Immigration Dept working on new system to replace MyIMMs

The Immigration Department is developing a new Integrated Immigration System (IIS) to replace the existing Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs) which was found to have been manipulated for fraudulent approvals of foreign labour quota.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 25, 2019 @ 15:00

Bersatu suspends critical Johor Youth chief

Norul Haszarul Abu Samah has been suspended as Johor Bersatu Youth chief — believed for not toeing the ruling party’s line.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 25 2019 @ 14:43

Penang used up RM230mil to maintain public, private housing schemes

Penang has spent about RM230 million of its maintenance funds for the upkeep of several public and private housing schemes statewide, its Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Customs | Jul 25, 2019 @ 14:19

18 luxury cars impounded in operation to prevent smuggling of foreign vehicles: JKDM

Eighteen luxury vehicles of various makes were impounded by the Royal Customs Department (JKDM) in a special operation with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to prevent the abuse of facilities and smuggling of foreign vehicles into Sarawak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 25, 2019 @ 13:16

Ministry committed to provide information on govt policies

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is committed in its efforts to provide information, clarification and understanding to the general population with regard to government programmes or policies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 25, 2019 @ 12:30

Preparing for drought, ministry looks to map and tap Malaysia for underground water sources

The Water, Land, and Natural Resources Ministry has initiated a study to map the country’s largely untapped underground water sources that could serve as a reserve in tackling future drought.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 25, 201@ 12:29

One SPAD and five JPJ officers charged with corruption

Five Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers and a Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) officer were charged with corruption amounting to RM19,850, at the Butterworth Special Sessions Court (Corruption) here on Thursday (July 25).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Home | Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:56

Bringing in new workers would incur higher costs, says MTUC

The government has been urged to consider allowing illegal migrant workers to be re-hired instead of sending them home, rather than employers recruiting new workers.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DoE | Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:30

After Johor pollution disasters, state DoE presses Putrajaya to review environment protection law

The federal government must amend the Environmental Quality Act 1974 as it is “inadequate” to handle modern-day pollution issues, said Johor’s Department of Environment (DoE).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 25, 2019 @ 09:18

ECRL to be relaunched today

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will be relaunched by Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook at the Dungun Tunnel site, Rimba Bandar Bukit Bauk, here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Works | Jul 25, 2019 @ 07:58

Bumiputera contractors must be prepared for changes: Baru

Bumiputera contractors must be more responsive and prepared to face the current environment that is full of changes in order to be on par with other industry players at the Asean and global levels, according to Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing | Jul 25, 201@ 07:00

Housing schemes to be announced for B40, graduates

New housing financing schemes will be announced in September as the government pumps up efforts to help the B40 and fresh graduates to own homes, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 25, 2019 @ 00:42

Statistics Dept starts trial online census

The Department of Statistics is conducting a trial census in preparation for Malaysia’s 2020 Population and Housing Census (2020 Census) by utilising technology in data collection, its chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said.|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 24, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 24, 2019 @ 22:30

Dewan Negara passes Amendment Bill to reduce youth age cap to 30

The Youth Societies and Youth Development (Amendment) Bill 2019 which seeks to, among others, reduce the age cap for the definition of youth from 40 to 30, was approved by the Senate today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 24, 2019 @ 20:42

Senate approves 2019 Peaceful Assembly (Amendment) Bill

The Peaceful Assembly (Amendment) Bill 2019 which, among others, sought to make street protests no longer an offence was passed by the Dewan Negara today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 24 2019 @ 20:35

Ministries, govt agencies to pay interns - Syed Saddiq

The Cabinet today agreed to reintroduce allowance payments for those who undergo industrial training (internship) with the government, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 24, 2019 @ 19:30

Zahid: Ahead of GE15, Umno will crowdsource funds because of financial difficulties

The Umno Supreme Council meeting today agreed that the party will crowdsource funds in the near future to support the party’s political activities as well as in its preparation for the 15th general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 24 2019 @ 19:26

2019 SST collection expected to hit RM22 billion

The government is projecting sales and service tax (SST) collection will amount to RM22 billion for year 2019, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir. Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 24, 2019 @ 18:18

Book publishers facing financial difficulties can obtain assistance from PIBN fund

Book publishers experiencing financial difficulties in publishing books or settling printing arrears may request for funding from the Penggerak Industri Buku Negara (PIBN) fund.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 24 2019 @ 16:35

Sabah's new drug rehab centre construction to start next year

Construction on Sabah's second Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) will commence next year after the acquisition of a plot of land in Kalabakan.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Jul 24, 201@ 16:24

AG denies involvement in filing of affidavit stating Adib's death

The Attorney General has denied being involved in the filing of an affidavit at the Court of Appeal stating – ahead of the Coroner's Court's decision – that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim did not die from being beaten up.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 234 2019 @ 16:17

'Act against Farhash if he used homosexual label on Azmin'

A state PKR leader has called for disciplinary action to be taken against Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak if he used the homosexual label on party deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 234 2019 @ 16:12

Govt agencies to discuss integrated efforts to fight river pollution in Johor

Continued integrated efforts by government agencies to deal with river pollution are among the issues that will be discussed at the meeting of the State Permanent Committee on Environment on Sunday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 24, 2019 @ 15:55

RM374.35m investments to boost Melaka’s tourism industry

Melaka state government agencies and subsidiaries have inked nine collaboration agreements with local companies involving investments worth more than RM374.35 million in tourism–related projects to boost the state’s tourism industry here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 24, 2019 @ 15:30

Perak Opposition quit assembly en masse over motion on MB Inc

All 28 state Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS lawmakers walked out of the Perak Legislative Assembly this afternoon after Deputy Speaker Aminuddin Zulkipli greenlit a motion to improve the management of Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) for debate.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 24, 2019 @ 15:30

Putrajaya to review RM846m early environmental alarm system that stayed silent in Johor crises

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (MESTECC) will review the RM846 million Environmental Quality Monitoring Programme (EQMP) after it failed in its role as an early-warning system in the Johor pollution crises earlier this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 24, 2019 @ 14:33

Fiscal deficit down 39% to RM21.4b in Jan–May 2019: Guan Eng

The government has successfully cut its fiscal deficit by 39% to RM21.4 billion in the first five months of 2019, down from RM35.0 billion recorded in the same period last year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 24, 201@ 13:58

Rahman Dahlan bashes LGE: 20% oil royalties would cover all Sarawak debts

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng should first keep the Pakatan Harapan election promise of giving 20% oil royalties to the eastern states of Malaysia before asking Sarawak to repay its loans, says an Umno supreme council member.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 24, 2019 @ 09:33

Sabah sees growth potential from One Belt One Road initiative

Sabah is supportive of the One Belt One Road project pioneered by China in further driving the state’s economic growth.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 24, 2019 @ 08:30

MCMC says investigating misuse of PM’s name online

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has initiated an investigation into the misuse of the Prime Minister’s name by irresponsible parties via e-mails and websites to garner personal support and to promote Bitcoin business.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS | Jul 24, 201@ 07:00

Umno-PAS pact ready to be unveiled

Umno and PAS have agreed on the terms of an electoral pact that is set to be unveiled by the end of next month.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 23, 2019 @ 20:40

MACC to charge second batch of RTD officers over Penang protection racket

Eighteen low-ranking enforcement officers from the state Road Transport Department will be charged in phases in connection with the lorry driver protection racket scandal, which made headlines in April.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 23, 2019 @ 20:23

MACC to probe into Zoo Negara's financial plight

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will look into claims of Zoo Negara’s shortage of funds which is holding back its improvements.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: MESTECC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 19:40

New policy soon to boost solar PV adoption

The government will soon announce a new policy for developers to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) systems in new buildings.|Read more >|NST

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July 23, 2019

New Malaysia New Policies | Jul 23, 2019 @ 19:39

Youth associations have until 2024 to adjust to new age limit

Youth councils and associations in this country have until 2024 to adjust to the new age limit for youths, as approved by the Dewan Rakyat recently.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 23, 2019 @ 19:08

Senate passes three bills

The Dewan Negara today passed three bills namely the Trademarks Bill 2019, Trade Descriptions (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: Home | Jul 23, 2019 @ 19:00

Home Ministry: Advanced screening of foreign visitors to Malaysia operational by mid-2023

 The Advanced Passenger Screening System module capable of screening foreign visitors before they land in the country will be fully adopted by the middle of 2023. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 23, 201@ 18:55

MACC to charge 18 JPJ officers over next three days

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will charge 18 Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers over the next three days.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 23, 2019 @ 18:02

SSM launches interest scheme master plan

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has launched its Interest Scheme Master Plan which will benefit all sectors of the economy in generating business income and providing alternative financing for the purpose of carrying out economic activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 18:00

MACC chief vows to review controversial cases that were closed, labelled ‘no further action’

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya will be reviewing all controversial cases handled by the graft agency, including those involving political leaders and well-known personalities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 23, 201@ 17:09

After MPs and senators, Perak reps must also declare their assets

The Perak state legislative assembly has approved a motion, compelling all assemblymen and their family members to declare their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 23, 2019 @ 16:45

Perak assembly approves motion compelling assemblymen and families to declare assets

The Perak legislative assembly today approved a motion which compels all assemblymen and their immediate family to declare their respective assets.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 23, 2019 @ 16:45

Perak PKR chief calls out IGP for not arresting Azmin; claims 'conspiracy' against Anwar

Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak today called out Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador for not arresting Economic Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who was implicated in a sex video scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 23, 2019 @ 16:37

Judge remanded for allegedly soliciting bribes

A sessions court judge in Kuala Kubu Baru has been remanded after he was detained yesterday for alleged corruption.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 23, 201@ 16:21

CCTV recording subjected to Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Any video recording, including from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in public or private areas, is subjected to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709), says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC | Jul 23, 201@ 16:04

IP on TNB's overcharged bills with AGC

The probe into Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)’s alleged violation of the Energy Commission standard for service levels has been completed with the investigation paper (IP) sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for feedback.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 15:50

Ministry retirees can continue to contribute to community, country: Gobind

Retirees of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry can continue to contribute actively to the community and country, Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 23, 2019 @ 15:45

IR4.0 push stalls on slow SME uptake

The push towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) seems to have hit a wall.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 23, 2019 @ 15:42

Ministry to curb sale of gadgets doubling as vape or e-cigarettes to school children

The market is full of devices that come with a multitude of functions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 23, 2019 @ 15:37

Inability to repay loans due to poor financial literacy: PM

The difficulty Malaysians have in repaying loans is a reflection of poor financial literacy, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Jul 23, 201@ 15:27

JPN lodges police report on viral Facebook post

The National Registration Department (JPN) today lodged an official police report over a Facebook post which alleged that the department has been issuing citizenship to foreigners on a daily basis.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP | Jul 23, 2019 @ 15:00

IGP says may book Sg Selangor polluters under Sosma

Saboteurs of four of Selangor’s raw water treatment facilities may find themselves held under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) — a law that allows for detentions without trial and usually reserved for terror suspects.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 23, 2019 @ 16:43

Ministry enhancing educational content to raise thinking skills: Maszlee

Enhancing educational content and adopting new technology in teaching and learning methods are among the steps that can be taken to raise the thinking skills of the future generation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 23, 201@ 14:07

Dr M says mastermind behind sex video should be brought to justice, denies defending Azmin

The Prime Minister wants the mastermind behind the sex video that went viral to be brought to justice.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 23, 201@ 13:52

10 projects in Perak worth RM1bil cancelled due to budget cuts

Ten projects in Perak worth about RM1bil under the 11th Malaysia Plan have been cancelled due to budget cuts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Debts | Jul 23, 2019 @ 14:00

PM says may impose cap on government guarantees

Putrajaya will be looking into setting a ceiling for government guarantees on public projects, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 23, 2019 @ 13:30

No plastic ban in Perak government offices, exco says

Perak has no plans to ban plastics from being used at government offices, the state legislative assembly was told today amid a spotlight on the mountains of illicit waste in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 23, 201@ 13:17

I won't be an agent of dirty politics, says Dr M amid rift over sex video

Refusing to be dragged into the sex video scandal implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it was planned by somebody to "use" him.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:00

Yeo Bee Yin promises report on Pasir Gudang’s top riskiest factories in five weeks

Putrajaya will produce a report detailing the highest risk factories in Pasir Gudang, Johor within before September amid increasing public scrutiny on the health hazards caused by industry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 23, 201@ 11:40

Wan Azizah: Azmin, Amirudin should go to the cops with sex video info

Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has advised Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari to cooperate with the police on the sex video scandal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 23, 201@ 09:32

Dr M: I'm not willing to be used in sex video issue

The sex video clip implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is not a moral issue, but a political problem, say Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that he is not willing to be used in the issue.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 09:00

More laws to curb corruption? Awareness is the way to go, MACC chief says

Despite being a lawyer, new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya thinks educating people about the ills of corruption — and not harsher laws — is the way to tackle the problem.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 23, 2019 @ 08:59

Contract workers cry foul over sudden dismissal

A total of 16 contract school cleaners in Pahang are seeking justice as they claim to have lost their source of income after their contracts were suddenly terminated.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO | Jul 23, 201@ 08:30

Changing mindsets and Socso's vision zero initiative

As an agency set up to provide social security protection to workers, the Social Security Organisation (Socso) Malaysia is widely regarded as a “safety net” for the workforce.|Read more >|NST

 

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

So what exactly is the IPCMC Bill all about and why it is important

Last week, the Pakatan Harapan government tabled a Bill to set up an independent external oversight body of the police force, an initiative that has long been demanded by civil society to deal with allegations of police misconduct including custodial deaths.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 23, 201@ 07:00

Road repair allocation needed to advance rural Sabah tourism

Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick has proposed that a Rural Tourism Road category be created to facilitate the government’s efforts to provide special allocations for road maintenance or upgrade.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 22, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: PSC | Jul 22, 2019 @ 23:30

Dewan Negara Select Committee to be set up soon, says senator

A Dewan Negara Select Committee will be set up soon in an effort to strengthen the parliamentary institution, said chairman of the Senate Reform Working Committee (JKRDN), Senator Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jul 22, 2019 @ 22:30

Azmin: RM34m for second generation Felcra homes

The government have an allocation of RM34 million to continue the constructions of houses for second-generation Felcra participants nationwide, said Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jul 22, 201@ 21:50

Dewan Negara approves motion compelling senators to declare assets

The Dewan Negara has approved a motion which compels all senators to declare their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Jul 22, 2019 @ 19:59

Sessions Court judge detained over release of illegal immigrants

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a Sessions Court judge today over alleged bribery for the release of illegal immigrants in Kuala Kubu Baru.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 22, 201@ 19:53

Sabah govt approves RM1mil allocation to develop rural entrepreneur centres in three districts

The Sabah Rural Development Ministry has allocated RM1mil to develop rural entrepreneur centres in three districts in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 22, 2019 @ 19:51

Up to authorities to expose sex video mastermind: Azmin

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is leaving it to the authorities to expose the mastermind who circulated the sex video which implicated him.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA | Jul 22, 2019 @ 19:30

Putrajaya greenlights RM2m for Perak preliminary study on a duty-free Pangkor

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today said that the ministry has approved an allocation of RM2 million to the Perak government to conduct a preliminary study ahead of the declaration of Pangkor as a duty-free island, starting January 1.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Logging | Jul 22, 201@ 19:00

Ulu Muda logging suspension costing Kedah economy RM435m

The economic cost of suspending logging activities in the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve (UMFR) currently stands at RM435.52 million, says the Kedah Loggers’ Association (PPNK).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 22, 2019 @ 17:18

NPLs of hawkers, small traders rises to 98%

Non-performing loans (NPLs) involving hawkers and small traders through financing facilities under the supervision of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs since 2013 have risen to 98%, its minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 22, 201@ 17:02

Disgruntled anglers could have caused diesel spill in Sungai Selangor

Anglers who were told off by workers guarding a pontoon in Sungai Selangor could have carried out an act of sabotage that caused the diesel oil spill.Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 22, 201@ 16:46

Cops record statement of PKR rep over sex video case

A PKR state assemblyman has been summoned by Bukit Aman to have his statement recorded in connection with the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tmn Rimba Kiara | Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:36

Hannah Yeoh urges MACC to speed up Taman Rimba Kiara investigation

Segambut Member of Parliament Hannah Yeoh today urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to speed up investigation into the Taman Rimba Kiara issue.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:30

Deputy minister: Education Ministry studies need to establish national type Tamil secondary school

The Education Ministry is studying the need to establish Tamil national type secondary school to improve the education level of the Indian community.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 22, 2019 @ 15:32

MACC looking into ‘punitive cases’ based on AG report

The Malaysian Anti–Corruption Commission (MACC) has set up a task force to investigate cases which call for punitive action with regard to irregularities disclosed in the latest Auditor–General’s Report.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 22, 2019 @ 15:30

Finance Ministry: Sarawak to get RM350m for school repairs provided RM350m loan repaid

The federal government is ready to extend RM350 million to the Sarawak state government to repair dilapidated schools in the state, said the Ministry Of Finance.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 22, 201@ 14:39

Cops find elements of sabotage in Sg Selangor water contamination

Dr Xavier Jayakumar says the police have found elements of sabotage in the contamination of Sungai Selangor, which has caused major water disruptions in the Klang Valley.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 22, 2019 @ 14:34

MACC Act to include provision for beneficial ownership: Latheefa

The government will amend the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 to include a provision on beneficial ownership.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 22, 201@ 13:22

Sabah committed to rectifying white elephant projects

The Sabah state government will discuss solutions with state Attorney-General on the RM31 million suspended skybridge project here.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 22, 2019 @ 13:22

Latheefa: MACC will cooperate in probe into Teoh’s death

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya has assured that the anti-graft body will cooperate with those investigating the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tmn Rimba Kiara | Jul 22, 201@ 13:03

TTDI residents say no to scaled-down Rimba Kiara project

The Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bukit Kiara longhouse residents are never going to agree to the scaled-down version of the Taman Rimba Kiara development project and are sticking to its proposed resolutions, says Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 22, 201@ 12:35

'Beneficial ownership legislation needed to curb corruption'

Companies running for government purchase contact tenders must make full disclosure of their information including beneficial ownerships.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP | Jul 22, 2019 @ 12:30

Seeking to restore public faith in the force, IGP to reopen thousands of ‘cold cases’

Bukit Aman will be reinvestigating thousands of “cold” cases that were never completed due to a lack of leads, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 22, 2019 @ 11:04

Kedah launches green energy, renewable energy master plan

Mentri Besar Kedah Incorporated (MBI Kedah) has launched the state’s Green Energy and Renewable Energy Master Plan.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 22, 201@ 09:11

Azmin: I know who masterminded circulation of sex video

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali says he knows the identity of the mastermind behind the circulation of the sex video which implicated him.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP | Jul 22, 2019 @ 07:30

IGP to hold senior officers accountable when subordinates break the law

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said he has no choice but to introduce “supervisory accountability” in an effort to weed out corrupt cops from the police force, although it may prove to be an unpopular move.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas | Jul 22, 201@ 07:00

Groups want to meet PM over Lynas licence renewal

Civil society groups are pleading to meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad before the Cabinet decides whether to renew the operating licence of Australia-owned Lynas Corp’s rare earth processing plant in Gebeng, Pahang.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 21, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 21, 2019 @ 23:43

My loyalty has limits, says Azmin

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has pledged not to remain quiet any longer, amidst a growing rift in PKR over the gay sex video clips implicating the PKR deputy president.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 21, 2019 @ 23:30

Education, Domestic Trade Ministries to work together to address vaping among students

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will work with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to address the problem of electronic cigarettes and vape products being sold to schoolchildren.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 21, 2019 @ 20:46

Finance ministry approves RM1b to upgrade scanner facilities at 72 entry points

The Ministry of Finance has approved a substantial allocation of almost RM1 billion to upgrade the scanners’ facilities in 72 key locations of the country’s entry points.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 21, 201@ 20:14

Health Ministry calls for improved border controls to prevent influx of vape products

The Health Ministry (MOH) is calling for improved border controls and greater cooperation among enforcement agencies at entry points into the country to prevent the influx of electronic cigarettes or vape products.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 21, 2019 @ 18:45

Opportunity for school leavers to participate in Protege programme

School leavers will be given the opportunity to participate in the Professional Training & Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (Protege) programme at small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) premises in efforts to create more entrepreneurs in the agricultural field.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 21, 2019 @ 16:47

Tabika Kemas syllabus has been upgraded: Rina

Some of the syllabuses adopted by nurseries under the Community Development Department (Tabika Kemas) have been improved to include the Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (Stream) education modules.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 21, 201@ 08:32

Keeping graft at bay with basic moral values

It is back to basics for Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya as she plots the way forward for Malaysia in the fight against corruption.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jul 21, 2019 @ 08:41

Driving institute operators warned against soliciting bribes

Operators of driving institutes have been warned against soliciting bribes to approve public service vehicle (PSV) licence or commercial vehicle licences if they do not want their licence to be revoked.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA | Jul 21, 2019 @ 07:30

IGP on fight against terrorism in Malaysia and why we still need Sosma

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador credits Malaysia’s counter terrorism success to the sharing of information with international counterparts who have more experience in fighting extremist ideologies.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 21, 201@ 07:00

PM denies there will be a Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has refuted talk of a Cabinet reshuffle following a viral photograph of the full Cabinet taken on Friday before a meeting in Putrajaya.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia Auditor General’s Report 2018

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

PKR Youth lodges MACC report on alleged misappropriation of RM200m funds meant for Indian community

PKR Youth has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti–Corruption Commission (MACC) on the alleged misappropriation and diversion of over RM200 million in funds meant for the development of the Indian community between 2014 and 2018 by the previous government.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Elements of fraud in the recruitment of foreign workers: Auditor-General’s report

There were elements of fraud and manipulation in the recruitment and management of foreign workers in the country, according to the Auditor-General’s Report.|Read more >|SunDaily

Almost RM13m spent by MCMC on unrelated projects, audit report finds

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) under the previous BN government spent nearly RM13 million on special projects unrelated to its job scope, over a two-year period.|Read more >|Malaymail

Audit report: Education Ministry urged to conduct holistic assessment of Phase 2 of 1BestariNet

The Education Ministry has been urged to conduct a holistic assessment of the effectiveness of Phase 2 of the 1BestariNet service project as its implementation was not comprehensive.|Read more >|Malaymail

Audit Dept reprimands three Kelantan govt agencies

The Audit Department has reprimanded three Kelantan government agencies, namely, the state secretary office which manages the Kelantan Affordable Home Programme (RMKK); state Social Welfare Department (SWD) (Al-Musa’adah welfare assistance scheme or SBA Al-Musa’adah) and the Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan (PMBK Sawit Sdn Bhd).|Read more >|Malaymail

Audit report: 24 ministries, departments and agencies in Sarawak achieve excellence in financial management

A total of 24 of the 32 Sarawak state ministries, departments and agencies audited in 2018, achieved an ‘Excellent level’ in financial management, according to the 2018 Auditor General’s Report Series 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

Audit report: Government overpaid LPG subsidies by RM1.7b from 2015 to 2017

Almost RM1.717 billion was spent by the government on subsidies for liquefied petroleum gas in 2015 to 2017, but on the wrong user group.|Read more >|Malaymail

PAC to haul govt departments, ministries, over discrepancies worth RM38.73m

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Noraini Ahmad today said that several government agencies and ministries will be called in by the committee following the findings of discrepancies involving government funds.|Read more >|Malaymail

Audit report: Poor health screening on foreign workers from 2016 to 2018

The 2018 Auditor-General’s report today revealed that enforcement on foreign workers was inefficient when it comes to issues pertaining to quota approval, Bio-medical health screening and Foreign Worker’s Medical Examination (Fomema).|Read more >|Malaymail

Better financial management by the govt: Auditor-General’s report

The financial management of the government improved significantly last year compared with 2017, according to the latest Auditor-General’s report.|Read more >|SunDaily

MCMC Provident Fund spending was not managed well by previous govt: Audit

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Provident Fund spending was not managed efficiently and effectively especially on expenses related to the direction of the previous government minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

Despite first time failure, same contractor appointed to build Perlis Sports School

The Education and Finance ministries have been taken to task by the Auditor General for re-appointing a contractor responsible for a ‘sick project’ involving the construction of the Perlis Sports School (SSM Perlis).|Read more >|NST

Audit: Millions meant for Indian community abused under PM’s Dept between 2014-2018

Millions of ringgit in grants meant for the betterment of the Malaysian Indian community were mismanaged by the special unit under the Prime Minister’s Department.|Read more >|Malaymail

Audit Report: Sada’s governance practice less satisfactory, financial position stable

The governance practices of Syarikat Air Darul Aman Sdn Bhd (Sada) were reported to be at a less satisfactory level, according to the Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

Audit Report : PLKP equipment usage not optimised, 680 units untraceable

A total of 4,488 units of the Industrial Skills Training Programme (PLKP) training equipment managed by the Malacca State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) were not used at optimum level while 680 units of equipment worth RM240,000 could not be detected.|Read more >|SunDaily

Some RM12mil worth of contracts involving PERMATApintar signed by unauthorised officers

A total of 10 contracts worth more than RM12 million related to the PERMATApintar programme at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) were signed by officers who were not authorised to do so.|Read more >|NST

Audit report: Target of building 100,000 Johor affordable houses is far-fetched

Only 1,960 units of affordable houses under the Johor Affordable Homes (RMMJ) scheme can be built on average in five years, thus the target to construct 100,000 units by 2023, is still far-fetched.|Read more >|Malaymail

Auditor-General: RM10.8m disbursed for Indian community not audited

The 2018 Auditor-General’s Report has noted that files on funds worth RM10.8 million to assist the Indian community through 23 programmes in 2014, were not submitted to the National Audit Department.|Read more >|SunDaily

Federal audit: Delayed radar facility worth RM290m poses security risk

A radar facility project, with the original contract value of RM289.8 million, had only went operational after three years of its completion deadline, the Auditor-General 2018 Report revealed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

FPDSB meets its establishment objectives: Audit report

Based on the audit of the corporate governance, financial position and principal activities, the objectives of the establishment Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd (FPDSB), a wholly–owned subsidiary of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board under the Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI), have been met, said the Department of National Audit.|Read more >|SunDaily

Finas film incentives hits target for foreign filmmakers but failed to attract local productions, audit report finds

Efforts by the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) to promote film-making in Malaysia have only been partially successful, as Film in Malaysia Incentive programme (Fimi) attracted more foreign filmmakers than local ones.|Read more >|Malaymail

ASM yet to return RM31.66m unused funds to govt: Audit report

A total of RM31.66 million in unused R&D funds held by the Academy Sciences of Malaysia (ASM) under the previous government has not been returned to the government, according to the Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

Audit: Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board is inefficient, government lose RM3.71 million

The 2018 Auditor-General report today revealed that the government suffered losses amounting to RM3.71 million following the inexpert of the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB) in retrieving the MD2 pineapple seeds from the participants under the Rompin Integrated Pineapple Plantation (RIPP).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

AG report: Strong MIDF financial position in 2015-2017

The overall financial position of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd (MIDF) is strong based on pre-tax profit of RM45.54 million, RM37.25 million and RM94.71 million it recorded from 2015 to 2017.|Read more >|Malaymail

RM18.91mil distributed to 49 NGOS, even though criteria not fulfilled

A total of RM18.91mil has been distributed to 49 non-governmental organisations (NGO), even though the organisations did not fulfil the necessary criteria set by the Unit for Socio-Economic Development of the Indian Community (Sedic), the 2018 Auditor-General's Report states.|Read more >|TheStar

Audit report: Manipulation, fraud in MyIMMs

The Auditor General's Report 2018 Series 1 has revealed elements of manipulation and fraud in the Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs) for foreign labour quota approval.|Read more >|NST

 

Audit: 13 Sabah ministries, depts, agencies rated excellent

Thirteen of the 29 ministries, departments and agencies under the Sabah state government audited in 2018 attained excellent financial performance, according to the Auditor General’s Report 2018 Series 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

FIMI not fully utilised, says A-G's Report

The Film in Malaysia Incentive (FIMI) programme, set up to assist local filmmakers and promote Malaysia as an international filmmaking destination, has yet to be fully utilised.|Read more >|NST

34 ministries, departments, statutory bodies achieve excellent financial management

Thirty four of 54 ministries, departments and federal statutory bodies have attained excellent level in financial management for 2018, said Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid.|Read more >|SunDaily