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ANM in the News Archive June 26 -  30,  2019

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June 29, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jun 29, 2019 @ 23:30

Najib: Zahid doesn’t need Umno supreme council’s nod to resume duties as president

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi does not need the approval of the Umno supreme council to resume his duties as party president, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 29, 2019 @ 23:30

Teoh Beng Hock’s death: AG to issue statement next week

The Attorney-General’s Chambers is expected to issue a statement on the investigations into the death of Teoh Beng Hock next week, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 29, 2019 @ 21:42

Wan Azizah: State and federal ties will continue to be enhanced

The cordial ties between state and federal governments will continue to be enhanced, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jun 29, 2019 @ 21:33

Wan Azizah: 111,879 women have registered with i-Suri

A total 111,879 women nationwide have registered with i-Suri, a full-time housewives’ programme, as of May 31.|Read more >|NST

EPF Suri Incentive programme (i-Suri) 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 29, 2019 @ 21:30

DPM: One activity centre, one parliamentary constituency so senior citizens can be active

The government has allocated RM5 million to the Social Welfare Department through the third Rolling Plan of the 11th Malaysia Plan for the setting up of 47 more senior citizens’ activity centres (PAWE) nationwide, said Deputy Prime  Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 29, 2019 @ 20:37

Foreign workers from Africa? Just a suggestion, says PM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government’s proposal to take foreign workers from Africa to cater to the requirement in the plantation sector, was still at the proposal stage.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED | Jun 29, 2019 @ 17:30

Govt mulls setting up a second ‘Angkasa’

To ensure that Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) does not become complacent in managing and developing co-operatives (co-ops) in the country, the government is mulling the setting up of a second “Angkasa” to give it competition. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 29, 2019 @ 17:30

Guan Eng: Most of the sale of govt assets, projects done by open tender

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng reiterated that most of the projects and the sale of government assets have been done by open tender. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: CPA | Jun 29, 2019 @ 17:26

Consumers protection act to be amended to address online cheating

The Consumers Protection Act 1999 will be tabled for amendment at the Parliament sitting next week, according to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking | Jun 29, 2019 @ 16:47

Put up no smoking signs from Jan 1, or face summonses

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has reminded operators of restaurants to display no smoking signs on their premises or face summonses from Jan 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Funds | Jun 29, 2019 @ 16:36

MOF seeks three media associations for return of 1MDB money

Three press associations in Penang, which have obtained funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), are being sought by the Finance Ministry for the return of the money.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Funds | Jun 29, 2019 @ 16:26

Get in touch with MoF to restitute 1MDB-related money, says Lim

Parties or individuals, having received money from 1Malaysia Development Bhd(1MDB), should return it to the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jun 29, 2019 @ 16:14

Gobind: Telcos must honour General Consumer Code of Practice

The seven telecommunications companies (telcos) that signed the Consumer First Pledge must comply with the proposed General Consumer Code of Practice, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jun 29, 2019 @ 15:30

Speaker: Power to punish MPs who don’t declare assets with parliamentary panel, not me

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof insists he is not the authority to impose punitive measures against MPs who won’t declare their assets. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jun 29, 2019 @ 13:30

Senators will be made to declare assets too, says law minister

The government’s proposed Bill to compel lawmakers and their families to declare their assets will be extended to members of the Dewan Negara, Datuk Liew Vui Keong disclosed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 29, 2019 @ 11:35

Penang strata title holders given till end of 2019 to settle dues

Strata title holders in Penang have been given till the end of the year to settle their dues following a delay in issuing quit rent notices by the Land and Mines Department.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 29, 2019 @ 09:24

Proposal to soften drugs law to help addicts break cycle of imprisonment and poverty

Malaysia has proposed removing criminal penalties for possession and use of drugs in small amounts, a move medical groups said will help addicts break a “cycle of imprisonment and poverty”.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New State Policies | Jun 29, 2019 @ 09:14

Penang govt to seize land if tax arrears of RM65 million remain unpaid

The Penang government is still facing problems collecting land and parcel tax arrears of RM65 million and will start confiscating lands if the taxes continue to be unpaid.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jun 29, 2019 @ 09:07

Ministry investigates CMS Cement following price hike

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is currently investigating whether CMS Cement Sdn Bhd (CMS) has met the license requirements issued and obtained prior permission to increase cement prices.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Projects: Papar Dam | Jun 29, 2019 @ 08:57

Sabah govt never announced cancellation of Papar dam project: CM

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) said today the state government had never issued a statement announcing the cancellation of the Papar dam construction project.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Education | Jun 29, 2019 @ 08:30

NUTP moots special training for teachers to handle disciplinary cases

Teachers should be given special training to handle disciplinary cases at schools, said National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Harry Tan Huat Hock. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu | Jun 29, 2019 @ 08:30

Bersatu to amend constitution next month, ahead of party elections due some time this year, sec-gen says

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will strengthen its constitution through the process of amendments expected next month before the party elections, its secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jun 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Sabah food industry to be eligible for sugar import permits

The liberalisation of sugar supply policy, via the issuance of sugar import licences, will also be implemented in Sabah soon.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Chow: Operation issue an obstacle to PFI for airports

The government has to resolve the issue of equity and operation of airports throughout the country if it wants to implement a private finance ini­tiative (PFI) for funding airport projects, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Give Latheefa a chance to prove herself, says Abu Kassim

Lawyer Latheefa Koya must be given the chance to prove her mettle as Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, said the government’s top anti-corruption advi­ser Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling | Jun 29, 2019 @ 07:00

‘We’re watching you now’

Removable closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at illegal dumping hotspots to monitor dumping activities, says Penang Island City Council (MBPP).|Read more >|TheStar

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June 28, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jun 28, 2019 @ 23:00

Kulasegaran says looking at foreign workers from Africa for local plantation sector

The government will consider taking foreign workers from African countries to accommodate requirements in the plantation sector.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA | Jun 28, 2019 @ 23:00

MCA's cooperative arm accuses party chief of blocking MACC meet over 1MDB funds

Koperasi Jayadiri Malaysia (Kojadi) has accused MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong of blocking a meeting between the party’s cooperative and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over 1MDB-linked funds.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: Utilities | Jun 28, 2019 @ 21:51

No electricity tariff surcharge for domestic users from July to December

No electricity tariff surcharge will be imposed on domestic users for the period of July 1 to Dec 31 this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy | Jun 28, 2019 @ 19:56

Targeted RON95 fuel subsidy by year-end

The targeted fuel subsidy for RON95 petrol is expected to be rolled out by the end of the year, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Projects | Jun 28, 2019 @ 19:12

RM4.31b for implementation of 631 federal projects in Sarawak

A total of RM4.31 billion has been allocated as of June 23 this year for the implementation of 631 federal government’s projects in Sarawak under the 11th Malaysia Plan, according to Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 28, 2019 @ 19:00

MACC: Corruption claims against Azmin false

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cleared Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali of supposedly shady bank transactions.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Jun 28, 2019 @ 18:39

Task force to focus on curbing sale of vape products to school students

The task force set up to tackle the vaping and e-cigarette issue will focus on, among others, efforts to stop the sale of such products to school students, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: HSR | Jun 28, 2019 @ 17:00

MyHSR Corp appoints consultants for KL-Singapore HSR project

MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp) has proceeded with the Kuala Lumpur — Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project review exercise and appointed a technical advisory consultant (TAC) and a commercial advisory consultant (CAC) for the project.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Penang govt says LRT alignment won’t cross over mosque, cemetery grounds

The proposed alignment for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will not be crossing over the Sungai Nibong Besar Mosque or its adjoining Muslim cemetery, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abd Rahman said.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | T Bungah Landslide | Jun 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Penang CM: Local council to take legal action against landowner after fatal wall collapse

The Penang state government has instructed the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to take legal action against the landowner in the fatal wall collapse incident that killed four workers on Tuesday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Policies | Jun 28, 2019 @ 16:30

Penang stratified property owners to pay parcel rent this year onwards

The owners of stratified properties will now have to pay parcel rent directly to their respective district and land offices, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 28, 2019 @ 15:55

Wan Azizah launches campaign to curb baby dumping

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 28, 2019 @ 15:48

Tangau: Upko gave back RM1mil linked to 1MDB funds

Upko has returned the RM1mil linked to the missing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 15:44

Govt urged to resolve Penang airport operator issue

The Federal Government has been urged to resolve issue concerning the operator of Penang International Airport (PIA).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 14:07

Baru: Govt won't politicise development, to prioritise S'wak's 'sick projects'

The Federal Government will continue to give priority to "sick" projects in Sarawak to ensure that they will be completed, says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 13:40

MYCC to conduct market review on retail and wholsesale sectors: Saifuddin

The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) will conduct a market review on the wholesale and retail sectors, as it seeks to get a better understanding on the two sectors, said Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 13:38

Land titles granted to 23,000 Johor Felda settlers: MB

The Johor government has granted land titles to 23,000 Felda settlers and will hand over the titles to the remaining 3,000 settlers after resolving some technical issues, Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Highway Takeover | Jun 28, 2019 @ 13:19

Ong: Toll rates will be significantly higher if govt does not take over highways

Motorists in the city centre will have to pay up to RM2 more on tolls if the government does not go ahead with its plan to take over the four highway concessions under Gamuda Bhd in the Klang Valley. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:40

Govt going all out to address growing baby dumping issue

The government is ramping up its efforts to reduce baby dumping incidents in the country.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:18

Malaysia serious on tech talent development agenda: Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will continue to review all existing initiatives as well as come up with new and pertinent policies to ensure Malaysia is always ahead of the competition when it comes to tech talent development, said its minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 28, 2019 @ 11:33

Three types of gases detected in Pasir Gudang during air disaster

Authorities detected methyl mercaptan gas in Pasir Gudang during the height of the crisis when people experienced breathing difficulties in the area.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 11:30

Kelantan drops oil royalty suit against Putrajaya

The PAS-led Kelantan government today withdrew completely its oil royalty lawsuit against the federal government, just a month after doing the same with national oil company Petronas.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 28, 2019 @ 11:30

Maszlee denies approving Education Ministry stickers for Sabah firm in school milk programme

The Education Ministry (MoE) did not authorise the issuance of stickers used for its primary school-based milk programme to a Sabah-based manufacturer, Minister Maszlee Malik said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | T Bungah Landslide | Jun 28, 2019 @ 11:30

Penang city council halts work at site of deadly retaining wall collapse

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has issued a stop-work order to the owner of Lost Paradise Resort for any further activity at a retaining wall that collapsed and killed four people this week.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: JAKOA | Jun 28, 2019 @ 09:01

Need to be on the same page to bolster Orang Asli community: Jakoa DG

The recent health crisis involving the Orang Asli has been an eye–opening episode for many as problems plaguing the community come to the surface, posing a question mark over what more needs to be done to improve their well–being.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Towards safer workplaces

Efforts will continue to create a safe workplace environment despite the government abstaining from voting on an international convention on workplace harassment, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minis­ter Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jun 28, 2019 @ 07:00

E-bid for Federal Territory JPJs

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will fully implement the online bidding system in the Federal Territories after successfully collecting RM1.31mil for the “VDN” plate series.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling | Jun 28, 2019 @ 00:14

DOE issues stop work order to three factories

Three immediate stop work orders were issued by the Department of Environment (DOE) of Johor to three chemical factories in Pasir Gudang today as they are found to have the potentials to cause air pollution.|Read more >|SunDaily

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June 30, 2019

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

Tok Mat: GE15 will be called next year, PH won’t last long

Umno’s deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today said the 15th general election will be called by next year.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jun 30, 2019 @ 22:29

Bill on IPCMC to be debated in Parliament

An independent authority to address wrongdoings among police personnel may finally see the light of day.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jun 30, 2019 @ 21:40

40,000 fishermen get cost of living aid

About 40,000 fishermen have received cost of living aid since early this year following selection by the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jun 30, 2019 @ 20:59

Suggestion to recruit African workers dropped

Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran said the suggestion to source for African workers to work in Malaysian plantations will be dropped.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Policies: No Straws | Jun 30, 2019 @ 19:28

Selangor's no plastic straw policy kicks off tomorrow

As Selangor’s no plastic straw policy is due to take effect tomorrow, eateries are gearing up for life without the single use item.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jun 30, 2019 @ 18:30

Zahid: I’m back as Umno president

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today announced that he will resume his position as Umno president after ending his six-month garden leave.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jun 30, 2019 @ 16:51

Salaries of Armed Forces personnel will be reviewed: Mat Sabu

The salaries of the Armed Forces personnel will be reviewed to ensure it commensurates with the job they do, taking into consideration the socio-economic situation of the country, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jun 30, 2019 @ 16:44

Armed Forces Cooperative announces 10pc dividend for members

The Armed Forces Cooperative (KT) has announced a dividend of 10 per cent amounting to RM145 million for its 154,620 members.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jun 30, 2019 @ 15:15

Home Ownership Campaign extended to Dec 31, 2019

The Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) has been extended until Dec 31, 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 30, 2019 @ 14:30

DPM urges parents, employers to make full use of sex offenders’ registry

Parents and persons who are directly involved with children are advised to fully utilise the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK).|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Tmn Rimba Kiara | Jun 30, 2019 @ 14:30

Taman Rimba Kiara issue to be settled by end of July, says FT Minister

The controversial Taman Rimba Kiara development project is expected to be resolved by the end of July.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT | Jun 30, 2019 @ 13:34

Micro credit for new businesses in FT

The Federal Territories Ministry is working on a mechanism to enable micro-crediting for new businesses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 30, 2019 @ 12:24

Dozens rushed to clinics, barely hours after schools in Pasir Gudang reopen

Dozens of students at several schools here are experiencing breathing difficulties and nausea.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Works | Jun 30, 2019 @ 11:24

IBS can yield more affordably–priced houses

Many construction industry players in Malaysia are still opting for conventional building methods instead of the Industrialised Building System (IBS), which has the potential to enable developers to build more affordably–priced houses.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: GLC | Jun 30, 2019 @ 10:07

Children of fishermen, night market traders get Petronas education sponsorship

“I dream of a stable career to help my family finances so that my father does not have to be a night market trader after this,“ said 18–year–old Wan Muhammad Nur Hisyam Wan Zakaria.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | UMNO-PAS Rally | Jun 30, 2019 @ 09:50

Mega PAS-Umno rally to unite Muslims, say leaders

Umno and PAS will meet next month to discuss on the details of a planned mega rally, which will be held to celebrate the political union of the two parties, the Malaysian Insight reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 30, 2019 @ 09:43

Dr M: Govt will return favours to the people for mandate given to PH

The government will return the favour to the people for the mandate they had given to Pakatan Harapan (PH) as the preferred coalition to govern the country at the last general election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 30, 2019 @ 09:37

C190 in line with MTUC policies

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is committed to the government’s consent to ratify the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (C190) Convention.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Devt | Jun 30, 2019 @ 09:13

Ministry to hold talks on merging agricultural land in Kedah: Rina Harun

The Rural Development Ministry will hold talks with the Kedah state government to identify small agricultural plots in the state to be merged and managed as a large estate.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 30, 2019 @ 08:57

Perak bersatu fulfills obligation to set up 10 branches in every division: Ahmad Faizal

Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has succeeded in setting up the minimum 10 branches required of every division following the directive from its president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 30, 2019 @ 08:56

Sarawak assembly reps did not keep RTP funds: Annuar

State legislative assembly members have not kept RM5 million in cash which had been allocated under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) as alleged by certain quarters said Education and Technological Research assistant minister Dr. Annuar Rapa’ee.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 30, 2019 @ 08:25

Dr M: No Malaysians will be left behind under Pakatan rule

The government will return the favour to the people for the mandate they had given to Pakatan Harapan as the preferred coalition to govern the country at the last general election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 30, 2019 @ 08:12

Haziq appeals to Mahathir to investigate Azmin

Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz , in his latest Facebook posting, made an earnest appeal to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Opposition MPs lukewarm about letting 18-year-olds vote

With Malaysian politics still remaining deeply partisan, Opposition MPs refused to explicitly back a government proposal to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jun 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Muhyiddin defends inclusion of ex-cop in panel

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended the inclusion of the police’s former legal unit chief in the taskforce to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jun 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Amendments enable more than half the population to vote in GE15

More than half the population will be eligible to vote in the next general election if amendments are passed to reduce the minimum voting age to 18, according to the government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: Pan Borneo | Jun 30, 2019 @ 07:00

‘We will take over project’

The Works Ministry will take over the Pan-Borneo highway project by Septem­ber once matters relating to the termination of the project deli­very partner (PDP) is sorted out, says its minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Jun 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt’s drive for healthier population

The Health Ministry is hoping the introduction of the sugar tax will see “effects” on the health of Malaysians in a short period of time but cautions that this will also depend on people changing their behaviour.|Read more >|TheStar

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June 27, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 27, 2019 @ 23:24

Special committee to regulate e-cigarettes

The Health Ministry has set up a special committee to formulate methods of control the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cig) or vape.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 27, 2019 @ 22:00

Dzulkefly: Govt to decriminalise drug possession for personal use

The Government is moving towards a removal of penalties against drug possession for personal use, but this is not to be mistaken for legalising these substances, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: NFCorp | Jun 27, 2019 @ 20:57

NFCorp, 10 others ordered to file defence in govt’s suit to reclaim RM253.6m loan

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and 10 others named as defendants in a suit by the government to reclaim RM253.6 million that was loaned to the company operated by former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s husband and their three children.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Jun 27, 2019 @ 20:30

Education Ministry’s 1Bestarinet contract ends June 30

The 1Bestarinet contract to provide internet access and virtual learning environment (VLE) to over 10,000 public schools nationwide ends on June 30, after seven years of service.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration | Jun 27, 2019 @ 20:30

Dr M confirms Putrajaya to table asset declaration Bill for MPs

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today that the government will table a motion in Parliament next month to compel all lawmakers, including the Opposition, to declare their assets.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:05

RoS scrutinizes Umno documents for any breach of regulation

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) Malaysia is scrutinising the Umno documents at the state and divisional levels which were among the 41 respondents receiving money linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to see if there was any breach of the Societies Act 1966 and Societies Regulations 1984.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:26

More entities involved in 1MDB civil forfeiture, list out in 2 weeks

A new list of individuals and entities involved in forthcoming civil forfeiture action by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), will be released within two weeks at the earliest.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:24

New act to empower NIOSH

The Human Resources Ministry plans to establish a new act to beef up the role of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jun 27, 2019 @ 17:25

Yeoh: Hiring PWDs in public sector to be part of KPI

Secretaries-general at various government agencies will be encouraged to hire persons with disabilities (PWDs) as the Government works towards listing it as part of their key performance index.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 27, 2019 @ 17:07

Shafie defends decision not to scrap projects, says it's for the greater good of Sabah

The Sabah government is defending its decision to proceed with the controversial Papar Dam and Tanjung Aru beach redevelopment projects amid criticism it is rescinding on its election promise to scrap them.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | T Bungah Landslide | Jun 27, 2019 @ 16:58

Chant: Release SCI's 2017 Tanjung Bungah landslide recommendations

A non-governmental group today questioned the delay in releasing the recommendations of a State Commission of Inquiry (SCI) into the Tanjung Bungah landslide back in 2017.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:30

HR Ministry mulls separating roles of its two safety and health agencies

The Human Resource Ministry is planning to separate the roles of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Department of Safety and Health Department (DOSH) through a new proposed bill.
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New Malaysia | T Bungah Landslide | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:30

Penang city council lets hotel stay open despite fatal retaining wall collapse

The resort where a retaining wall collapsed and killed four workers has been allowed to continue operating as normal, local authorities said today.Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Viewpoints: PSC | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:27

Bersih: PM following letter of law but ignoring its spirit

Bersih 2.0 has expressed disappointment that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd has appointed eight commissioners to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) without allowing the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for Major Public Appointments to vet them.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Devt | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:09

DPLB will make rural areas conducive, close the disparity gap

The Rural Development Policy (DPLB) launched today will transform rural areas into attractive areas which are conducive to live, work and invest in, as well as close the disparity gap in development between people living in urban, rural and regional areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:07

No one exempted from MACC probe: Latheefa

No one will be exempt from an investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as long as there is a report linking the individual with alleged corrupt practices, MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said today.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:00

Guan Eng rubbishes rival’s call for Pakatan leaders to return 1MDB funds

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng questioned the logic of an Opposition party’s call for some Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders to pay back 1MDB funds, saying these never entered their bank accounts in the first place.Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:00

Health minister calls for tact amid concern over backlash from drug law reform

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today the government must handle its plan to decriminalise drug dependency “with care and tact”.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 27, 2019 @ 14:00

PM urges farmers to embrace land consolidation, mixed farming to boost income

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for small-scale farmers to embrace land consolidation and mixed farming as ways to improve their income, and subsequently, lift their standard of living.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 27, 2019 @ 14:43

LGE: You're not off the hook just because you're not in MACC list of 41

Parties not named in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) civil forfeiture list of 41 entities should not think they are getting away scot-free, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandals | Jun 27, 2019 @ 14:00

Zahid now tops list with 87 charges, surpassing Musa, Najib, Rosmah

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has amassed the most criminal charges among prominent individuals from the Barisan Nasional era, accumulating 33 more today to bring his total to 87 counts.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:43

41 alleged 1MDB recipients told to stop making media statements

The 41 alleged recipients of the RM270 million 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) money have been advised to stop making press releases and comments in the media.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling | Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:20

Illegal dumping cases increasing at alarming rate in Penang, says Jagdeep

The number of illegal dumpsites in Penang is increasing at an alarming rate.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 27, 2019 @ 11:30

Guan Eng rejects claim govt broke, says still paying civil service unhindered

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng dismissed today allegations that Putrajaya was bankrupt by pointing out that public workers continue to enjoy uninterrupted pay.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:52

Budget 2020 to focus on shared prosperity through high income economy

Budget 2020 will focus on the government’s shift towards high-quality growth to achieve developed nation status.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Scandals: Zahid Hamidi | Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:29

Zahid slapped with another 33 graft charges

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today was slapped with another 33 corruption charges totalling RM42.76 million involving a foreign visa system two years ago.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 27, 2019 @ 07:33

Mahathir shares life values, hopes for Malaysians

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last night highlighted some of the life values that he cherished most as he told Malaysians to defend and nurture the country’s freedom.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP | Jun 27, 2019 @ 07:30

So what exactly is the Penang Transport Master Plan and how is it being funded?

The controversial Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) started out as a concept plan to arrest traffic and transportation issues in Penang back in 2009, just a year after Pakatan Rakyat (now Pakatan Harapan) took over Penang’s administration.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Jun 27, 2019 @ 07:00

Flying car probe officially takes off

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has started a proceeding over the “flying car” project announced by the Entrepreneur Develop­ment Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jun 27, 2019 @ 07:00

Muhyiddin gives assurance despite misgivings

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has given assurance that a newly-created special task force to look into the alleged enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat will be independent despite some of the members being former and serving police officers.|Read more >|TheStar


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June 26, 2019 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jun 26, 2019 @ 23:54

PKR leaders divided on latest crisis

PKR leaders are divided on how to manage its latest crisis following the emergence of a lurid video purportedly involving its deputy president.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 26, 2019 @ 21:56

Two independent living centres to empower the differently abled

Two Independent Living Centres (ILC) will be set up this year as the government’s latest initiative to empower people with disabilities in the country, said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Suhakam | Jun 26, 2019 @ 21:51

PM’s office names 2019-2022 Suhakam commissioners

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today named the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) appointees for 2019-2022, with Tan Sri Othman Hashim as chairman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jun 26, 2019 @ 21:19

Source of air pollution in Pasir Gudang yet to be identified

The authorities are having difficulty in pinpointing the exact cause of the air pollution here as urine and blood tests from victims have turned out negative.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jun 26, 2019 @ 20:23

Families of Amri, Pastor Koh unhappy with task force members

The families of activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh have expressed concern over the composition of the task force to probe the alleged involvement of Special Branch members in the “enforced disappearance” of the duo.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Inheritance Tax | Jun 26, 2019 @ 19:16

AP dismayed by Finance Ministry rejection of inheritance tax

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) has renewed calls for the government to reintroduce the inheritance tax to tackle the growing disparity between the "haves" and the "have-nots".|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Highway Takeovers | Jun 26, 2019 @ 18:00

Purchase of four highways will ensure concession periods not extended, says Putrajaya

The Finance Ministry said today that its proposal to buy over four tolled highways will ensure that the companies’ concession periods are not extended, as they are set to expire between nine to 23 years from now.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 26, 2019 @ 17:16

MACC lodges police report over fake tweet using Latheefa's name

The graft busters have lodged a police report over a fake tweet using the name of newly appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo | Jun 26, 2019 @ 17:12

Ex-High Court judge to lead team to probe Pastor Koh, Amri’s disappearances

The Special Task Force to investigate the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat will be led by former High Court judge Datuk Abd Rahim Uda.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Jun 26, 2019 @ 17:04

Four businessman charged with selling unlicensed communications equipment

Four businessmen were charged in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur sessions courts for possessing and selling unlicensed communication equipment, Android TV boxes and AV sender equipment. They were fined a total of RM70,000.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 26, 2019 @ 16:12

Cops have task force probing Langkawi drug haven claims: Deputy IGP

The police have formed a special task force to investigate claims that Langkawi has now turned into a haven for drug smuggling and consumption.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 26, 2019 @ 16:00

Women's Ministry, Prasarana to create stress-free commute for disabled community

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry together with Prasarana Malaysia Berhad are working together to solve issues affecting persons with disabilities (OKU) at its premises.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | T Bungah Landslide | Jun 26, 2019 @ 15:30

Penang council hauls up resort landowner for illegal wall works that killed four from Myanmar

Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will be issuing a notice to the landowner of Lost Paradise Hotel in Batu Ferringhi for building a retaining wall without a permit, resulting in its collapse and the death of four Myanmar workers last night.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 26, 2019 @ 13:57

Azmin cleared of shady money transfer allegations

The Malaysian Anti-Commission (MACC) has brushed aside allegations that Economic Affairs Ministers Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was behind dubious money transfers.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 26, 2019 @ 13:49

MACC dep chief: More entities received 1MDB monies than 41 named so far

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy chief commissioner has indicated that there are more entities involved in the commission’s civil forfeiture move to recover monies allegedly from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jun 26, 2019 @ 13:35

Loopholes in VLN system to be reported immediately to Home Ministry

Any loopholes found in the Overseas Visa (VLN) system procedure will be immediately escalated to the Home Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jun 26, 2019 @ 11:12

1MDB-linked US$51m Manhattan penthouse to be put on market

A US$51 million (RM210.5 million) penthouse in Manhattan’s Walker Tower, allegedly bought with money siphoned from 1MDB, will be put on sale.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Utilities | Jun 26, 2019 @ 10:12

Rajiv: No question of political will, govt on track with renewable energy targets

There is no question over political will of the government in its effort to promote the uptake of renewable energy (RE), says Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) board member Rajiv Rishyakaran.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | Scandals: Zahid Hamidi | Jun 26, 2019 @ 10:01

Zahid pleads not guilty to seven new graft charges

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was slapped with seven counts of receiving graft totalling SGD4.2 million (RM12.8 million) since two years ago.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | T Bungah Landslide | Jun 26, 2019 @ 09:10

Landslide: Recovery efforts stop after fourth body located

The search and recovery operation at a construction site along Batu Ferringhi was called off after the bodies of four Myanmar workers were located after a retaining wall that they were building had fallen on them.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: Papar Dam | Jun 26, 2019 @ 09:00

Sabah moots controversial Papar dam further inland to reduce social, environmental harm

After much debate, the Sabah government has found a new site for the controversial Papar dam that is expected to solve water woes on the west coast with less social and environmental damage.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: NADA | Jun 26, 2019 @ 07:54

Anti-drugs pilot project to be implemented in 12 areas nationwide: Nada

A total of 12 areas nationwide have been selected to implement a pilot project to combat drug-related issues beginning July 1, National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 26, 2019 @ 07:00

Notice to let third parties challenge forfeiture claim

A notice will be published to allow third parties with interest in money allegedly received from 1Malaysia Develop­ment Bhd (1MDB) to challenge the recent Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) forfeiture claim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment | Jun 26, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Report on tolled highways done’

A study on the government’s proposed takeover of tolled highways from concessionaires has been completed, and hopefully a decision will be made in a few weeks says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Funds | Jun 26, 2019 @ 07:00

MACC chief: Take it to court

Anyone who wants to challenge the civil forfeiture related to 1Malaysia Develop­ment Bhd (1MDB) should file an affidavit in court, says Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|TheStar