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June 25, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT | Jun 25, 2019 @ 23:30

Road Transport Dept to enforce completion and compliance certification for buses starting July

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will begin enforcing the requirement of a certificate of completion and compliance (PPP) for all types of buses built beginning July 1.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jun 25, 2019 @ 22:30

Umno sec-gen says will consult Opposition parties on lowering voting age

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said today that his party will consult their allies in the Opposition on whether to support the government’s bid to reduce the voting age to 18.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: EC | Jun 25, 2019 @ 22:10

Motion to lower voting age to 18 to be tabled in Parliament in July

The motion to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat during the July sitting, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 25, 2019 @ 20:30

Penang Press Club willing to return funds linked to 1MDB

A Penang journalist union that had received funds from the 1Malaysia-Penang Welfare Club in 2013 is willing to return the money allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 25, 2019 @ 20:28

Muhyiddin: Company handling VLN to operate despite probe

The private company handling VLN (Visa Luar Negara) or Overseas Visa System for Chinese tourists will be allowed to continue operating until a replacement company is found.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jun 25, 2019 @ 20:14

Finance Ministry must be transparent in stating cost for four highways

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Jalaluddin Alias said this was necessary as he did not see the proposed takeover of the highways for RM6.2bil as a strategic move.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jun 25, 2019 @ 19:35

Missionary work by Maik, Jaheaik for Orang Asli community lawful: Nasaruddin

Islamic missionary work conducted by Kelantan government departments and non-governmental organisations, as well as the Kelantan Islamic Religious Department (Maik), for the Orang Asli community in the state is not against the law, said state executive councilor Datuk Nasaruddin Daud.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Labour | Jun 25, 2019 @ 19:17

PPIPBM urges govt to work with SMEs on manpower development

The Bumiputera Manufacturers and Services Industry Association of Malaysia (PPIPBM) has urged government institutions to work together with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in high-level manpower development.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 25, 2019 @ 19:00

Muhyiddin: Study needed before issue of pay rise for lower-ranking cops can be taken to Cabinet

The Home Ministry supports the idea of raising the salaries and allowances of rank and file policemen but the matter needs to be studied before it is brought before the Cabinet.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jun 25, 2019 @ 18:56

PLUS willing to review concession agreements if govt wants to take over toll highways

The country’s largest expressway service provider PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) is willing to review the concession agreements should the government want to take over PLUS operated toll highways.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jun 25, 2019 @ 18:34

Salahuddin shares ‘My Village, My Future’ programme at FOA conference

Malaysia’s Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has come up with “My Village, My Future” programme to encourage rural people, including youths and indigenous communities, to remain in the village and become agents for rural development by participating in economic activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoED | Jun 25, 2019 @ 18:31

Wholesale hub for Bumiputera entrepreneurs in Kelantan by year–end

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development will set up a wholesale hub for Bumiputera entrepreneurs in Kota Baru, Kelantan by year–end that is expected to benefit some 4,000 entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: NSC | Jun 25, 2019 @ 18:00

Anwar’s challenge over constitutionality of NSC Act to be heard Oct 30

Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's reference to challenge the constitutionality of National Security Council (NSC) Act will be heard on Oct 30.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 25, 2019 @ 18:00

Johor Environment Dept orders immediate disposal of toxic waste from Pasir Gudang factory

The Department of Environment (DoE) has identified a waste processing factory that has been ordered to dispose of its toxic waste immediately, said Johor Health, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FAMA | Jun 25, 2019 @ 17:42

Fama to set up halal unit to help entrepreneurs

The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama), with the cooperation of the Islamic Development Department (Jakim), is setting up its own halal unit to facilitate entrepreneurs in obtaining halal certificate to market their products.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 25, 2019 @ 17:24

ETS fares to be revised

The Electric Train Services (ETS) fares will be revised, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail announced today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jun 25, 2019 @ 16:00

Former works minister: Did Guan Eng pre-empt Cabinet with RM6.2b highway offer?

Former works minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof has raised the question on whether or not Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had referred to the Cabinet before announcing the RM6.2 billion offer to buy-out four highway concessionaires.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 25, 2019 @ 15:57

100 Basic Goods Programme to reduce prices and role of middlemen

The National Action Council on Cost of Living (NACCOL) has decided to implement the 100 essential goods initiative, which is to identify 100 essential products to be sold at cooperatives at discounted prices.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 25, 2019 @ 14:18

Govt appoints new Naccol members to address cost of living issue

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today announced the appointment of five new members of the National Cost of Living Action Council (Naccol), which comes into effect immediately.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Jun 25, 2019 @ 12:18

Govt to set up committee to study challenges facing music industry

A pro-tem music committee will be set up to study issues related to the arts and music industry in a month's time, says Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 25, 2019 @ 11:00

Umno: Stop bugging the PM on transition date, let him work

In a rare show of support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tan Sri Annuar Musa has called on all quarters to stop pressuring the prime minister into fixing a date for his transition of power.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 25, 2019 @ 11:00

Pulau Batu Puteh loss to Singapore

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reminded Asean community members about the need for cooperation on the principles of shared well-being to ensure peace and prosperity.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 25, 2019 @ 10:56

Dr M vows stern action against Pasir Gudang polluter

The government has vowed to take stern action against the culprits behind the chemical pollution incident in the Pasir Gudang district in Johor, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 25, 2019 @ 10:00

Quit yapping about becoming PM and do your job sincerely, Rais Yatim tells Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should carry out his duties as an MP with sincerity instead of harping on about the so-called “political promise” to make him the next prime minister, Tan Sri Rais Yatim has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 25, 2019 @ 08:15

Government will not cover Parit Buntar hospital delay costs

The government will not bear any extra costs incurred due to any delay caused by the contractor of the Parit Buntar Hospital development project.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jun 25, 2019 @ 08:00

KRI: Realistic poverty measures show more Malaysians poorer now

The number of poor Malaysians is higher than official figures if the relative poverty line reflects today’s reality, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:38

Meeting did not discuss transition of power: Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there were no discussions on the issue of a transition of power during his meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Authorities narrow down possible culprits to 30 factories

The authorities have narrowed down to 30 chemical factories that may have caused the second air pollution in the district and the order is out to find the main polluter.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Azmin: M’sia now actively pursuing energy market reforms

Malaysia is actively pursuing energy market reforms to enhance the country’s attractiveness as the preferred destination for energy investments, says Eco­nomic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Global perspective for utility regulation

The Malaysian electricity industry has seen only a small increase in price over the past few years and that too has been limited to the industrial or commercial sector.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:00

All educational institutions to close

All educational institutions in Pasir Gudang district have been ordered to close for three days following chemical pollution in the area, says the state Education Department.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 25, 2019 @ 00:30

Dr M: I didn’t say I’ll quit in three years

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied an international news report that quoted him as saying that he would step down in three years.|Read more >|Malaymail

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June 24, 2019 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Zahid Hamidi | Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:30

Report: Zahid to face more graft charges over foreign visa system

Former Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may be slapped with 40 counts of corruption over the foreign visa system (VLN), The Star reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 24, 2019 @ 22:30

Minister: Seven national laureates get RM5,000 monthly allowance

Seven national laureates have been accorded a RM5,000 monthly appreciation allowance for their contributions in uplifting Bahasa Melayu in the country’s literary development.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 21:55

RCI not needed in Adib's case, says Zuraida

There is no need to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) at present to investigate the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, says Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment | Jun 24, 2019 @ 21:35

Close to 35,000 responses via PTPTN’s public consultancy programme

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) received 34,469 responses throughout the four-week long Public Consultancy Programme which ended on June 13.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 21:04

Govt plans to build new Shah Alam Court Complex: Liew

The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 24, 2019 @ 20:56

MESTECC denies claim that Pasir Gudang issue linked to Sg Kim Kim

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) has denied claims that the chemical air pollution affecting the district is tied to the previous Sungai Kim Kim pollution.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 24, 2019 @ 20:49

PH Youth calls for RoS action against Umno over 1MDB funds

Pakatan Harapan (PH) Youth wrote to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) today calling for action against Umno following Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) revelation that several party branches had allegedly received funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 19:30

Deputy minister warns pig farmers not to cover up African swine fever cases

The government today told pig farmers to report any African swine fever (ASF) outbreak instead of covering it up.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 24, 2019 @ 19:30

Anwar still confident of succeeding Dr M despite three-year timeline

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim remains confident he will succeed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, despite the prime minister now saying that he will remain in office for three years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 24, 2019 @ 17:56

Drug addicts now seen as people to be treated, not punished: Muhyiddin

Drug addicts in this country are no longer seen as criminals who must be punished but are patients in need of treatment and rehabilitation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste Recycling | Jun 24, 2019 @ 17:22

MPK cuts electricity to illegal plastic processing factory

An illegal plastic processing factory which was still operational despite being sealed five times by the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) was finally paralysed when the power supply to the premises was cut today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 14:47

Special study needed to transfer illegal settlers on Bukit Malut: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said a specific study must be carried out before any transfer of foreign nationals occupying illegally the Bukit Malut area, Langkawi could be implemented.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 14:30

No need for Prime Minister’s Question Time in Parliament now, says minister

The Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT) in Parliament is currently not needed, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 14:27

List of proposed Suhakam commissioners submitted to PM: Liew

A list of proposed commissioners for the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) was submitted to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a week ago, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Scandals: Zahid Hamidi | Jun 24, 2019 @ 13:09

Zahid Hamidi makes another appearance at MACC HQ

Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was summoned again to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) headquarters here today to have his statement recorded.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 13:06

Abang Jo: S'wak RM11bil budget based on projected revenue, not RM30bil reserves

Sarawak will not go bankrupt in three years' time, contrary to the claim made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:19

Azmin is not that stupid, says Tun M on sex video

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not believe Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali would be so “stupid” to get involved in something that would put his career at risk.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:01

Dr M: Government not out to bankrupt Umno

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has brushed off criticism that the Pakatan Harapan government is out to bankrupt Umno.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 24, 2019 @ 09:02

I will step down as PM within three years, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will step down as Prime Minister within three years, handing over the reins to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | MINDEF Land Swap | Jun 24, 2019 @ 09:55

Land swap deals: Hisham suggests calling up previous defence ministers too

Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today urged Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) not to be selective in its investigations into the land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 23, 2019 @ 09:30

Rais Yatim insists no black and white for Anwar to become PM, says Dr M likes Azmin better

There is no official agreement for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to succeed current Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite the promise as per Pakatan Harapan’s election pledges, veteran politician Tan Sri Rais Yatim has claimed.|Read more >|Malaymail

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June 23, 2019 

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 23, 2019 @ 18:45

Anwar: Transition plan is a 'done deal'

The transition plan with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a done deal, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 23, 2019 @ 18:38

Kedah Zakat Board detects middlemen making commissions from applications

The Kedah Zakat Board (LZNK) here has detected six cases in which individuals purporting to be middlemen took commissions by pretending to be able to facilitate the approval of applications for zakat assistance.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Jun 23, 2019 @ 18:00

FT minister: No proposal to conduct electoral redelineation

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government did not propose to conduct redelineation of electoral boundaries to increase seats for DAP in Parliament, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 23, 2019 @ 17:37

Prospective investors approach ministry to operate sugar refineries

Several prospective investors have approached the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), as the country’s regulating body for sugar supply, over their interest in operating sugar refineries, said its deputy minister, Chong Chieng Jen.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Highway Takeovers | Jun 23, 2019 @ 17:06

Guan Eng: Govt to eventually take over all toll concessionaires

The Federal Government is expected to eventually take over all the country’s toll concessionaires if the acquisition process of the four concessions announced on Friday goes smoothly.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 23, 2019 @ 17:00

Auditor-General, rating agencies affirm Sarawak’s financial management, says state ministry

The Auditor-General and international rating agencies have affirmed Sarawak’s finances, the state ministry of finance and economic planning said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: MoE | Jun 23, 2019 @ 16:59

New Act to support academic freedom and autonomy in universities

A new Act will be created to abolish and replace several higher education related Acts, including the Universities and University Colleges (AUKU) Act 1971 and the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition | Jun 23, 2019 @ 16:30

After Umno, PAS also washes hands of shadow Cabinet list with Hadi as govt adviser

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has denied the rumours of a shadow cabinet consisting of PAS and Barisan Nasional politicians, following an infographic of the line-up that circulated online.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 23, 2019 @ 16:30

Johor to explore creation of integrated industrial area, after chemical pollution

The state government will look at the suitability of creating an integrated industrial area following a spate of recent incidents involving schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang who suffered breathing difficulties.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 23, 2019 @ 15:58

Azmin's lawyer says will not respond to Haziq's 'taunts'

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s lawyer will not respond to the challenge of legal action by Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Devt | Jun 23, 2019 @ 15:25

More than 80,000 entrepreneurs registered with ministry: Rina

The number of small and medium entrepreneurs registered with the Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) now stands at 83,968, says its Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jun 23, 2019 @ 15:00

Zuraida: Ministry still awaiting land for affordable homes in Sarawak

Sarawak is the only state where the Housing and Local Government Ministry has not been able to implement affordable housing scheme due to teething problems in land allocation for the project, says its minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 23, 2019 @ 13:29

Guan Eng says probe necessary into high cement prices in Sarawak

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says an investigation is necessary to determine whether the practice of local industrial monopoly in Sarawak resulted in high cement prices in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal MINDEF Land | Jun 23, 2019 @ 12:12

Hishammuddin at MACC over Defence Ministry land swap deals

Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 11am today to give a statement on the ministry’s land swap deal issue.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 23, 2019 @ 09:30

Rais Yatim insists no black and white for Anwar to become PM, says Dr M likes Azmin better

There is no official agreement for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to succeed current Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite the promise as per Pakatan Harapan’s election pledges, veteran politician Tan Sri Rais Yatim has claimed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Reforms: Wildlife | Jun 23, 2019 @ 09:07

Sabah judiciary gets new guidelines for wildlife crime

The state judiciary has received a new set of guidelines for dealing with crimes involving wildlife.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 23, 2019 @ 08:54

Fire and Rescue Dept officers waiting for green light from PM for critical allowance

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government is waiting for the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to grant a monthly critical allowance of RM200 to members of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) as enjoyed by the military and police personnel.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Taxes | Jun 23, 2019 @ 08:51

Mahathir suggests Asean countries tax online businesses

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad (pix) has proposed that Asean member nations introduce taxes on online businesses to increase their respective revenues.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 23, 2019 @ 07:00

You can sue me, Haziq dares Azmin

Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has dared Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to take legal action against him if the Economic Affairs Minister is confident of his own innocence.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jun 23, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Takeover only if Cabinet approves’

Any takeover of toll highway concessionaires will only be approved by the Cabinet after it studies the proposals of the Works Ministry next month, says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar

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June 22, 2019 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jun 22, 2019 @ 22:14

PAS Muktamar passes motion for political cooperation with Umno

The 65th PAS Muktamar (general assembly) today passed a motion for the party to seal a political agreement with Umno.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 22:00

Mukhriz unaware 1MDB funds channelled to Kedah Umno

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said he was unaware about 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds being channelled to Kedah Umno while he was the party’s state liaison chairman.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 22, 2019 @ 21:29

Disputes between PKR, Bersatu leaders are individual views: Muhyiddin

Disputes between several leaders of PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) on the transition of the Prime Minister’s post are individual views and not that of the party, according to Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jun 22, 2019 @ 21:00

Umno may set up new party or join others if disbanded, Johor chief says

Umno is not ruling out the possibility of setting up a new political party or joining an existing political party as their next platform if the Malay-based party is forced to disband, said Johor Umno chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking |  Jun 22, 2019 @ 19:48

No mercy for hardcore smokers from Jan 1

Beginning Jan 1 next year, the government will not hesitate to fine individuals found smoking at public eateries.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 22, 2019 @ 17:15

Maszlee: MOE to table PSC full report next week

A full report on the national education system by the National Education Policy Study Committee (PSC), which was completed at the end of April, will be tabled before Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad next week.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 17:00

Named as 1MDB recipient, Jakel Trading says money was for ‘jubah’ orders from PMO

Popular clothing shop Jakel Trading said today that money suspected to have been funnelled from scandal-tainted 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) by Datuk Seri Najib Razak was legit payment for several orders made by the former prime minister and his office when he was in power.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Ex-IGP says sodomy illegal, Haziq’s confession makes both in clip guilty

Former top cop Tan Sri Musa Hasan said today both Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and the second person in the leaked sex video clips are guilty of sodomy and should be investigated.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jun 22, 2019 @ 16:40

PAS delegate claims nightmare Malaysia for Muslims as ‘second Singapore’ with DAP in govt

Malaysia is in danger of becoming a “second Singapore” where the rights of Malays and other Bumiputera will be ignored, a PAS delegate from Selangor claimed at his party’s 65th annual congress here today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints |  Jun 22, 2019 @ 16:30

'Govt takeover of 4 toll highways will ease rakyat's burden'

The government’s plan to take over four toll highways in the Klang Valley for a combined RM6.2 billion is seen as part of efforts to ease the burden of the rakyat, say experts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 22, 2019 @ 14:51

Govt offers RM6.2b to take over four toll highways

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has formally handed over offer letters to four toll concessionaires with an enterprise value of RM6.2 billion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 14:39

Selangor Umno: MACC action against us like a bolt from the blue

Selangor Umno has been taken by surprise by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) civil forfeiture action against the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 14:33

Pas Youth demands apology on slanders linking party with 1MDB

Pas Youth today demanded an open apology from those who have linked the party as a beneficiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 22, 2019 @ 14:23

NRD, Home Ministry accept citizenship applications from all races

The National Registration Department (NRD) and the Home Ministry accepts applications for citizenship from all races in Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jun 22, 2019 @ 13:30

PAS Youth says Kelantan council just doing job in mission to Islamise Orang Asli

The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) is only performing its job as a government agency in proselytising the religion to the Orang Asli within the state, PAS Youth deputy chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:48

Najib: It's weird why MACC going after Naza for selling cars

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) has chided the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Pakatan Harapan government for repeatedly accusing him of using 1Malaysia Development Berhad money (1MDB) to purchase luxury cars.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:02

Double tax deduction for training courses at Niosh

Companies which send their employees to join several training courses at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) are entitled to double tax deduction for the year of assessment 2019 to 2023, said Niosh chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:00

Sarawak on road to bankruptcy? State official rebuts Guan Eng’s claim, insists has huge reserves

Sarawak is resource rich and has huge reserves to guarantee its financial stability, the political secretary to Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Jun 22, 2019 @ 11:07

Dr M: Goldman Sachs offered RM1 billion to settle 1MDB affair

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. offered Malaysia RM1 billion (US$241 million) as compensation for the role it played in raising funds for 1MDB that were later allegedly misappropriated, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said, calling the amount "little" compared with the "huge killing" that the bank made.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 10:30

MACC’s list of RM270m 1MDB fund recipients: Who’s who

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday announced it had started a civil lawsuit to recover RM270 million allegedly from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds and which were said to have flowed from Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s AmBank account.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:46

PDRM announces transfers and new appointments

Negri Sembilan deputy police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop has been appointed as Negri Sembilan’s new police chief with effect from July 22.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:41

Perak bans use of community halls for political purposes

All parties, whether the ruling party or the opposition in Perak are not allowed to use the community hall to organise any political-related programmes, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:28

MoE proposes incentives for national laureates

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has proposed to provide incentives to individuals named as national laureates as an effort to recognise their services as well as to safeguard their welfare.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:27

Illegal rubbish dumping: Penang mulls heavier penalties

The Penang state government is firm on taking action against any individuals or parties for dumping rubbish illegally.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:07

Muhyiddin: Nothing wrong with police co-ops if they're operating within the law

Any cooperative – including those with links to the police – should be allowed to operate as long they operate within the law, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 08:00

In the war on drugs, anti-drug agency enlists aid of pro-Najib celebs. But can it work?

The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Seniman, a group of Malay artistes, making them “icons” of its anti-drug campaign.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jun 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt keen to recover assets worth RM20bil abroad

There are assets worth about US$5bil (RM20bil) related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) abroad and the government intends to recover them all.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 07:00

We believe our funds are clean, say Umno and MCA

The Barisan Nas­ional parties named in a civil forfeiture suit by the Malaysian Anti-Corrup­tion Commission (MACC) are prepared to prove their innocence.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Public urged to make full use of govt clinics

The public, especially the Orang Asli community, should make full use of government clinics, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 07:00

CM: We’ll appeal to ministry

Penang will ap­­peal to the Education Ministry to relocate the island’s three convent schools which will be shut down in 2024.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Transactions done in good faith, say companies

Two of the companies named in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) civil forfeiture suit say all transactions were done in good faith and they will cooperate with anti-graft investigators.|Read more >|TheStar

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June 21, 2019 

New Malaysia PM Succession | Jun 21, 2019 @ 23:31

Dr M: I made a promise, and I'll keep to my promise

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterates today that he will keep to his promise with regard to passing the baton to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jun 21, 2019 @ 23:30

Putrajaya to buy four toll highways in Klang Valley for RM4.5b

The government is in the process of purchasing four toll highways for RM4.5 billion.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia PM Succession | Jun 21, 2019 @ 23:27

Dr Mahathir vows to put house in order before stepping down

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has vowed not to leave Malaysia in shambles when he eventually steps down as prime minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 21, 2019 @ 23:00

Sarawak govt will go bankrupt in three years with current budget, Guan Eng says

DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng tonight claimed that the state Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government will go bankrupt in three years’ time due to its large State Budget.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC | Jun 21, 2019 @ 21:58

Committee to investigate cause of breathing difficulty cases: Mestecc

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) via the Department of Environment (DOE) has activated the monitoring coordination committee to identify the cause behind breathing difficulty cases involving pupils in Pasir Gudang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt | Jun 21, 2019 @ 23:27

Dr M: Trade, economic policies maintained despite change of govt

Malaysia has maintained its trade and economic policies, and friendship with other countries, despite undergoing the first change of government in 61 years, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession | Jun 21, 2019 @ 19:30

The debt is something I want to fix before stepping down: Tun M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will continue to focus on reducing the country’s debts before ending his tenure as prime minister for the second time.|Read more >|SunDaily

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June 21, 2019 

New Malaysia Opposition: PAS | Jun 21, 2019 @ 17:40

Pas shifts focus to the economy, unity, while working on cooperation with Umno

Pas has turned its focus to drawing up strategies to boost the country’s economy and protect the interests of the people, while working on formal cooperation with Umno.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 21, 2019 @ 17:30

Dr M: Govt will streamline laws to boost foreign investment

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that the government will streamline rules, regulations and laws pertaining to business in the country in order to facilitate investment from foreign countries.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 21, 2019 @ 17:24

Umno to face MACC in court over frozen funds

Umno is ready to challenge the civil forfeiture applications filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) ostensibly to recover 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds allegedly transferred to the party and others.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandals: MINDEF Land | Jun 21, 2019 @ 17:20

Hishammuddin to give statement over land swap deals to MACC on Sunday

Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pix) is expected to give his statement on the ministry’s land swap deal to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) this Sunday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Scandals: MINDEF Land | Jun 21, 2019 @ 17:01

Najib may be called by MACC over armed forces land swap deals

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) may call up former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the course of investigations into swap deals involving land belonging to the Defence Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 21, 2019 @ 16:56

Uniform fatwa and syariah laws means fairness for all

There must be uniform fatwas and syariah laws which would ensure fairness to all parties, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Frozen Funds | Jun 21, 2019 @ 17:00

Johor Umno claims MACC civil forfeiture suit politically-motivated, to shore up support for Pakatan

Johor Umno deputy chief Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed today criticised the civil forfeiture suit filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), describing it as a politically-motivated move to bring down Umno.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najb's SRC Trial 2 | Jun 21, 2019 @ 15:59

SRC trial: 26 documents with about 200 pages served to defence team

The prosecution in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial of three money-laundering charges involving RM27MIL of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds has served 26 documents containing over 200 pages related to the trial to the defence team.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Jun 21, 2019 @ 15:36

Orang Asli children to benefit from food programme: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry (KKM) will cooperate with the Education Ministry and the Orang Asli Development Department (JAKOA) to ensure the Orang Asli, especially children, obtain sufficient nutrients.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jun 21, 2019 @ 15:17

Special task force to track and recover overseas assets related to 1MDB, SRC

A special task force will be set up for Malaysia to track and recover nearly US$5 billion (RM20.7 billion) worth of overseas assets related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC), according to Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 21, 2019 @ 15:11

Malaysia sex scandal clouds Dr Mahathir’s succession plan

Leaked sex videos purporting to show a potential successor to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with another man have deepened rifts within the ruling coalition and raised concerns of a turbulent transition from the 93-year-old leader.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najb's SRC Trial 2 | Jun 21, 2019 @ 15:00

AG requests another postponement to complete SRC trial

The prosecution team in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysian Development Bhd (1MDB) cases today requested for another postponement of the trial which have earlier been fixed by the High Court.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 21, 2019 @ 14:48

Jealousy is reason behind lewd sex video, says PKR Youth member

A PKR member today described the lewd sex video scandal as an attack by parties jealous of PKR Deputy President Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|