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ANM in the News Archive July 26 -  31,  2019

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July 30, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP | Jul 30 , 2019 @ 23:00

No Orang Asli ancestral land? Perak MB should’ve asked legal advisor first, says Ramkarpal

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu ought to have sought the advice of his state legal advisor before declaring there is no ancestral land for Orang Asli in Perak, said Ramkarpal Singh today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jul 30, 201@ 21:32

Malaysia to work with Turkey to boost defence industry, says Mat Sabu

Malaysia will work closely with Turkey to boost the country's defence industry, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 30 2019 @ 15:14

Malaysian court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages

An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant rights groups said would help protect human trafficking survivors.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jul 30 , 2019 @ 15:00

Hadi repeats backing for Dr M to stay but denies on same page with Azmin

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang reiterated today his support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to serve out a complete term as the prime minister today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS | Jul 30 2019 @ 13:06

Umno-Pas: Malaysiakini's report is wrong

Umno and Pas have rubbished a news report by news portal Malaysiakini, in which it claimed that the political alliance between the two parties involves an agreement on seat divisions.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 30  2019 @ 12:42

106,437 individuals detained, drugs worth RM264.78m seized

The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) detained 106,437 people and seized over 5,000 kg of various drugs worth about RM264.78 million from January to July 25 this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 30 , 2019 @ 09:30

Putrajaya to up compensation offer for Kampung Baru land set for redevelopment

The government will make better offers for 89 hectares of Malay agricultural settlement land in Kampung Baru that is currently divided into 879 lots for redevelopment.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 30  2019 @ 09:26

Study on amendment of Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 at final stage

The study to amend and enhance the Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 is in the final stage.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 30  2019 @ 09:15

New structure for education sector to be introduced in stages from June 1

The Education Ministry is in the midst of implementing a new organisation structure for the education sector in stages, beginning June 1, said Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR Party Feud | Jul 30 2019 @ 08:53

Azmin's support for Dr M fuels row

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s open support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s continued leadership as prime minister has been perceived as a snub against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s expected appointment to the post, fuelling further speculation on warring camps within PKR.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 30  2019 @ 08:51

Kedah govt seizes illegal dump site

The Kedah government has seized the illegal dumpsite in Kampung Kemumbong, Sidam Kiri, near Sungai Petani which was highlighted in media reports.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 30, 201@ 07:00

Zahid sets conditions for cooperation with Pakatan

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has set three conditions for cooperation with Pakatan Harapan after representatives of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman, allegedly went to see him.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 30, 201@ 07:00

71 factories operating illegally in Pasir Gudang

The Johor government has identified 71 factories that are operating illegally within the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council’s jurisdiction, says a state exco member.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:MoT | Jul 30, 201@ 07:00

Govt implements two-year contracts for stage bus operators

The government has implemented two-year instead of annual contracts for the Interim Stage Bus Support Fund (ISBSF) for stage bus services in Peninsular Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 30, 201@ 07:00

S’gor govt will not close down plastic factories
The Selangor government has no intention of closing down plastic factories in the state even though it has conducted a plastic bag-free campaign for 10 years.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 30, 201@ 07:00

Five states pave way towards digital nation transformation
Five states have been added as “test beds” for 5G technology, in addition to Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, says Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|
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July 29, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 29 2019 @ 22:32

Govt wants national insurance penetration rate to breach 75pc mark next year

The government wants the national insurance penetration rate to breach the 75 per cent mark next year, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 29 2019 @ 21:01

Home Ministry to handle all citizenship applications: Muhyiddin

The Home Ministry will undertake the task of processing applications for citizenship, including those from Sarawak, and is setting up a special task force to expedite and resolve all matters relating to such applications, said its minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 29 , 2019 @ 20:30

No such thing as Orang Asli ancestor land in the state, Perak MB told NGOs

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today said that there is no such thing as ancestral land for Orang Asli under the state constitution.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 29 2019 @ 19:44

Bersatu plans to double to 12 its divisions in Sarawak

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) plans to set up six more divisions in Sarawak soon to double the number to 12, Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 29 2019 @ 19:34

TVET graduates employability on the rise

The academic curriculum must be in tune with the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 29, 2019 @ 18:30

Maszlee: New curriculum to meet needs of Industrial Revolution 4.0

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is expecting to roll out the 5G network implementation as early as the first quarter of 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jul 29, 2019 @ 18:30

Gobind says 5G implementation expected by the first quarter of 2020

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is expecting to roll out the 5G network implementation as early as the first quarter of 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 29 2019 @ 17:36

Federal gov’t gives RM3.6m for renovation of Sarawak police HQ

The federal government has allocated RM3.6 million for the ongoing renovation of the police quarters at the Sarawak Police Contingent Headquarters Complex in Jalan Badruddin here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 29, 2019 @ 17:30

Dzulkefly: Govt conducts study on financing system to improve healthcare services

The Ministry of Health is conducting a detailed study on a proposed health financing system for the purpose of improving healthcare services in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives: Housing | Jul 29, 2019 @ 17:30

Selangor approved 255 Rumah Selangorku projects as of June

The Selangor government has approved 255 Rumah Selangorku projects between January and June 30 this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 29 2019 @ 16:45

'50,000 security guards could become jobless if govt implements CFS policy'

The Malaysian Safety Industry Association (PIKM) estimates that 400 security management companies could be badly affected and 50,000 security services personnel could lose their jobs if the Contact for Service (CFS) policy is implemented in the government sector.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: EC | Jul 29 2019 @ 14:15

Q2/2019 draft electoral roll up for display from Wednesday

The Election Commission (EC) will display the 2019 Second Quarter Draft Supplementary Electoral Rolls (RDPT Q2/2019) at 957 locations nationwide from Wednesday to Aug 13.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 29 2019 @ 12:36

Home ministry reviews SOP for citizenship applications, says Muhyiddin

The Home Ministry is to review the standard operating procedure (SOP) with regard to applications for citizenship to ensure that every application is considered more carefully, fairly and speedily, Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 29 2019 @ 12:33

Cops rule out sabotage in Sungai Selangor pollution

Police have ruled out sabotage behind the recent contamination of Sungai Selangor, which had caused major water disruptions in the Klang Valley.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 29, 2019 @ 12:26

Azmin: Dr M must stay on as PM to steady Malaysia

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali joined today Opposition parties PAS and Umno in calling for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to serve out his full term as the prime minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 29, 201@ 11:24

Muhyiddin: No such thing as 'back door' citizenship applications

There is no "back door" in approving citizenship applications as alleged by some, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 29, 2019 @ 10:30

Mujahid: Nothing controversial about Putrajaya’s stand on Zakir Naik extradition

The federal government’s refusal to extradite Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik to India is based on concerns about justice and fairness, Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 29 2019 @ 08:45

Vote 18: Youth need to be well informed to make right choice

The 15th General Election (GE15) is scheduled to be held in 2023, and by that time, the 15-year-olds of today will be eligible to vote.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 289 2019 @ 08:21

Integrity of Puspakom under question

The government should consider placing the inspection of the road-worthiness of vehicles under the jurisdiction of the Road Transport Department (RTD) again.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 29, 201@ 07:00

Government’s no-nonsense stance on illegal immigrants yielding good results

The authorities’ years of tough no-nonsense stance on illegal immigrants has begun to yield positive results, based on Immigration Department records.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 29, 2019 @ 02:30

Govt must study critical allowance for civil servants, says Chief Secretary

The government must conduct a comprehensive study into the critical allowance for civil servants which is still unresolved.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 31, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 31, 201@ 23:19

Dewan Negara sitting adjourned sine die

The current Dewan Negara sitting has been adjourned sine die.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 23:00

Health Ministry plans to have Nuclear Medicine Dept at Sg Petani Cancer Specialist Centre

The Ministry of Health (MOH) plans to establish a Nuclear Medicine Department at the Sungai Petani Cancer Specialist Centre in Kedah, in order to provide better services and treatments for patients in the northern region.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 31 2019 @ 21:27

More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below: MACC

More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years are those aged 40 and below.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: WMSHA | Jul 31 2019 @ 21:23

Mahfuz: Employers given flexibility on housing

Dewan Negara today approved the Workers’ Minimum Standard of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Bill 2019 which was aimed at expanding the housing minimum standard and provision of basic amenities for workers in all employment sectors.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 20:30

Bar: Perak MB wrong, Orang Asli can rightfully claim ancestral land

The The Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor explained today that the Orang Asli has the right to claim their ancestral lands based on the precedent court judgements, despite a contradictory remark by the Perak mentri besar.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 31 2019 @ 19:39

Govt expenditure is consistent with Budget 2019 projections, Senate told

The country’s operating and development expenditure as of the middle of this year is consistent with Budget 2019 projections, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Forest Protection | Jul 31 2019 @ 19:02

Malaysia working to tighten laws on forest protection, says deputy minister

Malaysia is working on reforms to its decades-old forestry laws, and will consider suggestions from green activists on how to better protect its rainforests, a minister said on Wednesday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 31 2019 @ 18:11

Sarawak PH reps have direct access to monitor citizenship applications: Chong

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) elected representatives will now have direct access to the office of the Home Minister to monitor and follow-up on citizenship application cases, Sarawak PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 31, 201@ 18:06

Abang Johari: Sarawak will not give up its right to administer local councils

Sarawak will not give up its right to administer local councils in the state as this is safeguarded in the Federal Constitution and Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 31, 201@ 17:37

Tanjung Tokong fishermen say compensation is inadequate

The Tanjung Tokong fishermen affected by the Sri Tanjung Pinang 2 (STP2) project have urged the state government and the developer to revisit their plight, saying they were inadequately compensated.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 31 2019 @ 17:04

RM6m for smart initiative projects in Seberang Prai

The Penang government has set aside about RM6 million annually for smart initiative projects in Seberang Prai.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jul 31 2019 @ 15:40

All five Selangor Bersatu reps want a stop to calls for Mahathir to resign

All five Selangor assemblymen from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) today urged various quarters to stop calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 15:30

What’s the holdup with getting back 1MDB money? Najib’s ‘ridiculous’ reasons, says Dr M

The government has a hard time recovering money taken from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) because the man who created the sovereign fund has been evasive about where the cash went, the prime minister said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 15:30

Delight turns to ire for Penang buyers after state doubles price of low-cost flats for reno and ‘sea view’

When administration officer Erman Kamal Mustafa Kamal received an offer letter from the Penang government for a RM72,500 after waiting for 12 years, he was elated.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 15:30

PM says Putrajaya in difficult position as no country really wants Dr Zakir Naik

Malaysia is not keen for Dr Zakir Naik to be here, but is hard-pressed to deport him elsewhere as “many countries” will not accept the controversial Islamic preacher either, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 14:30

‘Whatever happens, I will stick to the promise I made’, says Dr M of Anwar as successor

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once more said he will keep his promise to step down sometime this term and let Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim take over as head of government, come what may.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jul 31 2019 @ 14:23

109,022 women, housewives registered with i-Suri up to June

A total of 109,022 women including housewives have registered with the Suri Voluntary Incentive Scheme (i-Suri) up to June this year, according to Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 31, 201@ 13:34

Waste separation rules to cover three sectors from August

All industries, commercial organisations and institutions must separate their waste at source beginning next month or risk a fine.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 12:30

Selangor eyeing new law to unleash state enforcers against illegal foreign traders

A new Selangor enactment is being drawn up to empower local authorities to deal with foreigners illegally using local business licences, a state exco said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 12:30

Selangor shuts down six illegal plastic recyclers in Ijok, but health hazards remain

The Selangor government has acted against 10 illegal plastic recycling factories in Ijok and shut down six of them, Hee Loy Sian said told the state legislative assembly here today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 31 2019 @ 11:00

Govt urged not to tap groundwater

Environmental groups have urged the government not to tap groundwater to meet growing water demand.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jul 31 , 2019 @ 09:30

Report: Proposed highway buyouts on hold for review

The Finance Ministry’s proposal to acquire highway toll concessions for RM6.2 billion has been paused for a re-examination of the offered price, according to government sources.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jul 31 2019 @ 09:26

National sovereignty, security at stake with fake identity syndicates: Upko

The continued existence of fake identity syndicates issuing documents to foreigners in Sabah have far-reaching consequences.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 31  2019 @ 08:08

Discussion between home and agriculture ministries in final stage: Salahuddin

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries (MoA) is now in the final process of discussions with the Home Ministry on methods of disposing of foreign boats seized for fishing in national waters.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower voting age | Jul 31 2019 @ 08:00

Youth have a bigger voice with reduced voting age

The younger generation will have a bigger voice, given the historic passing of amendments to the Federal Constitution on July 16, allowing 18 to 20-year-old Malaysians to vote and stand for elections.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 31, 201@ 07:00

Report cases related to drugs on the new hotline

There is now a new avenue for the public to channel information on drug-related cases following the launch of a new hotline by the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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July 28, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 28 2019 @ 20:18

Special GOF battalion assigned to battle poachers

Police have declared all-out war against poachers, with a dedicated battalion assigned to aid the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan) in patrolling the country’s jungles.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 28, 2019 @ 17:50

PKR leaders forced into signing support letter for Anwar? No such thing, says party comms chief

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil today denied there were any elements of coercion or intimidation on its party’s leaders in signing a pledge of support for PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 28 2019 @ 17:18

Pahang cancels 7 affordable housing projects

Pahang has cancelled seven of its 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) projects.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jul 28, 2019 @ 17:30

Deputy minister: Self-employment social security scheme created to protect drivers

The mandatory Self-Employment Scheme imposed on taxi drivers, e-hailing and private bus drivers is not intended to trouble the group but was instead created to protect them.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 28, 2019 @ 17:13

Govt loses RM3-RM5b due to revenue leakages at entry borders

The government has suffered losses of between RM3 billion to RM5 billion a year due to revenue leakages at the country’s entry points, according to Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 28, 2019 @ 16:58

Govt improves efforts to screen more women for cervical cancer

The government is stepping up efforts to have more women take pre-cervical cancer screenings using the simple self-sampling kit.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 28, 201@ 14:35

Dzulkefly: New law to curb use of vapes, shisha and e-cigs being formulated

A new law to curb the use of vapes, shisha and e-cigarettes is being formulated, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 28 2019 @ 12:23

Dr M: No contradictory response in regards to sex allegations

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has shot down claims that he was taking contradictory stands over sex allegations affecting a past and a current member of his Cabinet.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Jul 28, 2019 @ 10:09

Malaysia eyes collaboration with Turkey on “super car”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he plans to promote collaboration with Turkish companies in the production of a ‘super car” in order to further enhance the capability of the nation’s automotive industry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS | Jul 28, 2019 @ 10:01

Up to sports commissioner to solve disputes plaguing sports associations: Syed Saddiq

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is leaving it completely to the newly–appointed Sports Commissioner, Dr Wirdawati Mohd Radzi to solve all disputes that have been plaguing several national sports associations of late.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 28, 2019 @ 09:49

RM21 million allocation needed to replace SRS equipment

A special allocation of RM21 million is urgently needed for replacement of voluntary patrol scheme (SRS) equipment in over 3,000 Rukun Tetangga areas nationwide, said Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: 12MP | Jul 28, 2019 @ 09:35

MEA holds 12MP engagement session with Sarawak govt

Sarawak’s ability to continue to grow its economy due to its large land area and strategic location in Southeast Asia were some of the views heard at an engagement session with the state government held to gather feedback for the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 28, 2019 @ 07:30

Three things we learnt from: Dr M’s visit to Turkey

More than once, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mentioned in his official visit to Turkey this week that the last time he was here in a similar capacity was around two decades ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 28, 201@ 07:00

Has the dream derailed?

Six months ago, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia politics and governance research group head Dr Mazlan Ali observed that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was on track to become Malaysia’s eight Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 28, 201@ 07:00

Water crisis – the price of populism

Malaysians water industry is in “dire straits” says the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 27, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA | Jul 28, 2019 @ 23:30

Minister: Honey jackfruit, swiftlet nests under discussion for export to China

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is holding discussions with China on exporting Malaysia’s honey jackfruit and swiftlet nests following the success of its frozen whole musang king durian and MD2 pineapple export to that country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27 2019 @ 22:44

Turkey willing to share defence tech with Malaysia, says Dr M

Turkey has expressed its willingness to grant Malaysia access to its defence technology, a privilege rarely accorded to any company or country, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg LRT | Jul 28, 2019 @ 19:30

Penang LRT project: State govt must meet 30 conditions set by APAD, says chief minister

 The Penang state government has disclosed that there are 30 conditions set by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) for its Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 27 2019 @ 19:09

Revival of ECRL project brings good tidings to Tok Bali

There has been a hive of tourism-related activities in Tok Bali here after the government relaunched the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project which was put on hold since July last year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources | Jul 27 2019 @ 18:44

State governments urged to seriously tackle river pollution

All state governments are urged to seriously take measures to overcome river pollution as climate change could result in the country experiencing long periods of drought in future.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Jul 28, 2019 @ 18:30

‘Komuniti Harapan Malaysia’ way to fulfil people’s aspirations, says Gobind

The formation of Komuniti Harapan Malaysia (KHM) is being counted upon to help convey government information and fulfil the people’s aspirations as well as strengthen unity among them.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Jul 27, 2019 @ 16:52

Kembara Digital Malaysia an initiative to help Malaysians face digital era: Gobind

In another move to help Malaysians face the digital era, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry today launched the Kembara Digital Malaysia (KDM) Programme showcasing the various advantages of communications technology and digital services to the people and the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27, 2019 @ 16:45

Waytha Moorthy: Orang Asli must be given freedom to choose their own religion, not forced into social norms

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy today said the Orang Asli must be given the freedom to choose their own religion, and not be forced to choose from religions selected for them.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27, 2019 @ 16:30

Waytha Moorthy calls Penang DCM Ramasamy ‘ignorant’ for query about RM100m allocation for Indians

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy today called Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy “ignorant” for questioning the whereabouts of the RM100 million government allocation for the development of the Indian community.|Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27, 201@ 16:00

Dr M to sit in on meeting between FT Ministry, Kampung Baru land-owners and next-of-kin

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be attending the meeting between the Federal Territories  Ministry and Kampung Baru landowners and their next-of-kin to discuss their preferred buy-out plan on Sept 21, says deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27, 2019 @ 12:00

Dr M says political attempts to undermine PH govt delaying country’s recovery

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s efforts to fix the country’s administration and economy is slowed down due to several political attempts to undermine the ruling coalition.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 27, 201@ 11:30

S'wak working to bring robotics technology to primary pupils

Sarawak Skills Development Centre (SSDC) is working with the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (I-Cats) to bring robotics technology to primary pupils in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27, 2019 @ 10:00

Dr M looks west to Turkey as alternative trade partner

Turkey could be an “alternative trade source” for Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said during a working visit there as South-east Asia’s third largest economy seeks to tap new markets amid ongoing US-China trade tensions.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS | Jul 27, 2019 @ 10:00

Hadi: PAS-Umno supports Dr M as PM to end of term

The PAS-Umno Opposition alliance is in favour of keeping Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister until the end of the Pakatan Harapan election mandate, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 27, 2019 @ 09:31

Sabah govt mulls new airport for KK

Sabah is mulling on building a new airport for Kota Kinabalu to cater to future demands.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27, 2019 @ 09:12

Assemblymen must still be 21, states urged to amend age limit

The eligibility to be a State Legislative Assembly representative in Malaysia is still 21 years old although the Constitution Bill (Amendment) 2019 has been approved bipartisan in Parliament.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 27 2019 @ 09:00

CEO: ECERDC apolitical, works with all four states

Nurturing economic growth, preparing human capital and providing a platform to ensure the east coast states of Terengganu, Pahang, Kelantan and North Johor do not lag behind other developed states are the main focus of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Azmin's move to Gerakan? | Jul 27, 201@ 07:00

Azmin is not leaving PKR, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was planning to quit the party.|Read more >|TheStar

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July 26, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR Party Feud | Jul 26, 201@ 20:30

Stop collecting signatures to voice support, say senior PKR leaders

Close ranks and stop collecting signatures to support PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim or his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, say several senior party leaders.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 26 2019 @ 20:13

Naza Quest Auto seeks full settlement in forfeiture suit

Naza Quest Auto Sdn Bhd will seek for full settlement on the forfeiture suit linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 26 2019 @ 19:50

Finance Minister: Expansionary budget on the cards

The government will continue to prioritise economic growth, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 26, 2019 @ 17:19

PH govt serious in implementing needs-based economic policies: Anwar

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is serious about implementing economic policies based on the needs of all people rather than races, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jul 26, 201@ 17:11

Rahman Dahlan: What has happened to Pakatan's promise to assist Sabah, Sarawak?

An Umno supreme council member has reminded PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that his priority is to ensure that Pakatan Harapan's pledges to give social justice to Sabah and Sarawak are fulfilled.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: EC | Jul 26, 201@ 17:02

EC should have more power to clean up electoral roll, says committee

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) wants the Election Commission (EC) to have more powers to clean up the electoral roll.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 26, 201@ 16:32

Police SOP on sex video probe 'disorderly', says Otai Reformis

The standard operating procedure (SOP) of the police in investigating the sex video scandal purportedly involving a Minister is "disorderly", says Otai Reformis 1998.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Opposition: UMNO | Jul 26, 2019 @ 16:30

11 reasons why ten Umno Youth, NGO reps want AG to step down

Umno Youth and Gerakan Tuntut Malaysia (Tuntut) today demanded the resignation of Attorney General Tommy Thomas during a small protest outside the National Mosque after Friday prayers today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 26 2019 @ 16:30

In fight against inequality, Anwar eyes needs-based NEP

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is determined to accelerate a needs-based economic policy, which will reduce inequality and improve the lot of the poor.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 26, 2019 @ 15:34

Investigation into case of luxury watch completed: Latheefa

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said today it has completed its investigation into the case of a luxury watch in the possession of the political secretary to Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:44

Pekan Umno files preliminary objection against 1MDB forfeiture suit

Pekan Umno has filed a preliminary objection against a forfeiture suit by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, which is seeking to recover monies linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:40

Health Ministry wants JPA to increase job allocations for medical services professionals

The Ministry of Health (MOH) wants the Public Service Department (JPA) to increase the number of posts in the medical services due to the expansion of public health facilities nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia State Govt | Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:30

After saying never, Penang now mulls incinerator for waste disposal

The Penang government is considering proposals to build an incinerator in the state as a waste disposal solution, Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo revealed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:30

Minister: Ipoh to pilot waste trap system for flash flood mitigation

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the Ipoh City Council will use a new system to trap waste in drains, rivers and lakes to reduce flash floods.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:30

Want to find a parking spot in Penang? There’s an app for that

Motorists here can expect an easier time finding open parking bays in the state once the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking (PSP) system is officially available next month.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt | Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:30

Anwar says tasked to move Pakatan away from race-based economic policy

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is doubling down on its promise to dismantle race-based economic policies and the man tasked to press down on the accelerator is the next-in-line to be prime minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 26, 2019 @ 13:30

Penang hits 42pc in recycling, double national rate

Penang is leading Malaysia’s recycling initiative, recording 42.69 per cent last year ― a figure that was double the national recycling rate of 21 per cent.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 26, 201@ 13:07

Lokman leaves Bukit Aman after having statement recorded

Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has left Bukit Aman after having had his statement recorded.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Azmin's move to Gerakan? | Jul 26, 2019 @ 12:30

Gerakan chief: I met Pakatan and PKR reps who wanted Azmin in my party

Gerakan president Datuk Dominic Lau today disclosed meeting several Pakatan Harapan (PH) representatives who showed an interest in having PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali join his party.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Jul 26, 201@ 12:08

Deputy Health Minister: New clinics, health facilities planned for Sarawak

The Federal Government is committed to improving health facilities in Sarawak, with new clinics planned for construction over the next few years, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Azmin's move to Gerakan? | Jul 26, 2019 @ 11:30

Pol-sec denies Azmin jumping PKR ship

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is not abandoning the party he helped grow after staying the course for 20 years, his political secretary Hilman Idham said amid rumours of a crossover.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Azmin's move to Gerakan? | Jul 26, 2019 @ 11:30

Not easy to rid PKR of Azmin, says Zuraida

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin today said those conspiring to take down Datuk Seri Azmin Ali will not find it easy to remove the party Number Two.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Jul 26 2019 @ 10:47

Formal order for Najib to apologise over Facebook postings filed

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has filed a formal application for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to apologise over his Facebook postings on his ongoing trial.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 26, 2019 @ 09:35

Perak state govt to focus on taking action against illegal settlers

The Perak state government will focus on taking enforcement action against illegal settlers to resolve the issue of encroachment on land belonging to the state and government-linked companies (GLCs).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: PTPTN | Jul 26, 201@ 07:00

Mechanism to help borrowers repay loans

The government will introduce a mechanism for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers listed in Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) to be disciplined in their financial payment for housing as well as education loans.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jul 26, 2019 @ 07:00

As Putrajaya fights deforestation claims, new study suggests laws aid corporate oil palm expansion

A new study by an environmental group suggests strong links between state legislation and the rapid expansion of corporate oil palm, which has spread into vast swathes of precious forest reserves and native customary land (NCL) over the last decade.|Read more >|Malaymail