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June 11, 2019 

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jun 11, 2019 @ 23:44

Bersih seeks funding to push for reforms

Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 seeks to raise RM1.4 million to help it continue its push for reforms to ensure clean and fair elections.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jun 11, 2019 @ 23:27

Trespassing on 16 Mindef lands

As of last May, as many as 16 pieces of land owned by the Ministry of Defence have been trespassed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Jun 11, 2019 @ 20:29

DBKL to conduct detailed study on Jalan Raja bazaar
City Hall will conduct a detailed study on the Jalan Raja Ramadan bazaar, which operated for the first time after it was relocated from its original site in Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Lorong TAR) recently.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jun 11, 2019 @ 20:04

Former Melaka CM alleges successor has taken PM 'for a ride'
Former Melaka chief minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron has criticised his successor Adly Zahari for allegedly taking Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad “for a ride”.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Jun 11, 2019 @ 19:22

Private clinic consultation fees to be increased by year-end

Patients need to fork out more when visiting private clinics nationwide by the end of the year once a review to the consultation fees is finalised and implemented.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara | Jun 11, 2019 @ 18:30

Cabinet to decide on Taman Rimba Kiara project - Khalid
The Federal Territories Ministry is awaiting Cabinet decision on the controversial Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) development project.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 11, 2019 @ 18:01

Govt will look into IGP’s call on policemen’s salaries: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will looking into Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s recommendation that the salaries of lower ranked policemen be raised.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019 @ 17:49

Anwar meets Dr M, discusses Latheefa's appointment as MACC chief
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss several issues, including the recent appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019 @ 17:30

No need to amend existing MACC Act, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker

There is no need to amend Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 to improve the procedure for the appointment of the MACC chief commissioner, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019 @ 17:30

Johor DAP man urges PSC to review procedures involving top civil service appointments

Johor DAP state committee member Dr Boo Cheng Hau today urged the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on major public appointments to empower itself by setting a new and higher standard in terms of top civil servants’ integrity.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt: IGP | Jun 11, 2019 @ 17:00

IGP: Corruption in police force a ‘major sin’ that must be stamped out

Eliminating elements of corruption in the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is a priority and the first step to be given attention in strengthening the police force, said Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies | Jun 11, 2019 @ 16:51

Selangor govt to collect 20 sen plastic bag charge
Soon, hypermarkets and supermarkets in the state will not be allowed to keep the 20 sen that they charge per plastic bag.|
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019 @ 16:49

Speaker: Latheefa's appointment a done deal but PSC can still call her up
While the appointment of Latheefa Koya (pic) as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief is a "done deal", the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Major Public Appointments can still call her to appear before it, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jun 11, 2019 @ 16:48

Orang Asli activist calls for Felda-style scheme for the community

An Orang Asli activist has suggested that the federal government explore the possibility of introducing a land cultivation scheme similar to the Felda and Felcra plantation schemes, but for the Orang Asli community.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jun 11, 2019 @ 16:35

KL Monorail: Three 4-coach trains in August to ease crowds

Three four-coach KL Monorail trains will begin operating in August to cater to demand.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: FT | Jun 11, 2019 @ 16:30

Under-fire minister explains why FT needs YWP, and how foundation works

The much-maligned Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) is a necessary vehicle that acts to both raise funds and distribute welfare aid for residents of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, Khalid Samad said today amid calls for the foundation’s abolition.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jun 11, 2019 @ 16:00

Homosexual sex video featuring minister circulating online? First I’ve heard of it, PM says

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he knows nothing about a homosexual video clip circulating on social media that allegedly features one of his Cabinet members.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019 @ 15:42

PM: PSC for major public appointments cannot function legally
The current Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) set up for major public appointments cannot function legally.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO | Jun 11, 2019 @ 15:39

Umno's Lokman lodges report over gay sex clips allegedly involving Pakatan politician
Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has lodged a police report over three video clips showing a supposed politician engaging in sexual acts with another man.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: Economy | Jun 11, 2019 @ 15:36

Govt to simplify investment processes to reduce cost of doing business

The government aims to spur economic growth by reducing the cost of doing business, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jun 11, 2019 @ 13:30

As subsidies weigh, EAC eyes ways to boost rice farmers’ efficiency

Poverty among the country’s 200,000 paddy farmers was a priority in the Economic Action Council’s third-ever meeting here today, with the government pledging to find ways to raise their standard of living.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019 @ 13:30

PAS Youth chief suggests Pakatan headed for trouble as Dr M goes own way

The Pakatan Harapan government is headed towards inevitable difficulty, PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi asserted, citing public disagreements within the pact.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fuel Subsidy | Jun 11, 2019 @ 13:30

PM: Targeted petrol subsidy still at data-gathering stage

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the federal government is still “collecting data” for the planned targeted fuel subsidy, with just one month left to its own July deadline.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt: Housing | Jun 11, 2019 @ 12:13

Focus on building more affordable homes, Jagdeep reminds Penang developers
Properties priced RM500,000 and beyond are difficult to sell in Penang, a state executive councillor said today amid report that there are 3,502 unsold properties in the state last year.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PSC | Jun 11, 2019 @ 12:13

Parliamentary committee: We monitor but can't interfere with govt appointments
The Select Committee on Major Public Appointments is adamant on meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite the PM saying the decision behind Latheefa Koya's appointment as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief was final.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | KKK Mysteries Death Cases | Jun 11, 2019 @ 09:30

Health minister: Tests disprove Gua Musang Orang Asli have TB, rat urine disease

The mysterious symptoms ailing several Batek Orang Asli in Gua Musang, Kelantan are not from either tuberculosis (TB) or leptospiroris, better known as rat urine disease, Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:27

Revisit policies to attract high-quality investments from E&E firms, says Mustapa
The government needs to revisit several policies on promoting Malaysia as a preferred destination for high-quality investments in the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector, said Special Parliamentary Select Committee on the Budget chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Projects: KXP | Jun 11, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Govt must study airport plans first’
It is the government’s job to assess proposals to build ports and airports from the private sector, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 11, 2019

Latheefa should expedite Sabah cases – Bumburing

Now that the Prime Minster has put to rest the controversy on the appointment of Latheefa Beebi Koya as the new chief of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), she should be given the chance to do her work and bring MACC to a new level.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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June 10, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing | Jun 10, 2019 @ 23:16

Emulate Malacca in building ‘Rumah Peduli’ affordable houses: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged other states to emulate the Malacca government in building the “Rumah Peduli” affordable houses, especially for the hardcore poor.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt: MCMC | Jun 10, 2019 @ 20:30

Gobind: Communications Ministry unit to focus on aid to the disabled to benefit from technology

A special unit under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia will be set up to focus on efforts to assist the disabled group (OKU) to benefit from technology including engaging in business online.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | KKK Mysteries Death Cases | Jun 10, 2019 @ 20:16

Kuala Koh orang asli village under quarantine

An orang asli village in Gua Musang, Kelantan, has been put under quarantine after 14 people were reported to have succumbed to a mysterious disease since early May and over half of the villagers have been infected.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt | Jun 10, 2019 @ 20:00

Dr M: Just like Australia with Sirul, Malaysia can refuse sending Zakir Naik home

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed today that Malaysia has the right to not extradite fugitive Indian national Dr Zakir Naik, since the latter alleges he will not be accorded justice back home.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | KKK Mysteries Death Cases | Jun 10, 2019 @ 18:45

Kelantan govt denies pneumonia in Gua Musang linked to mining activities

The Kelantan government today denied claims that the spread of pneumonia among the Batek tribe of the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, was due to mining activities.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt: MoE | Jun 10, 2019 @ 18:45

Maszlee: Education Ministry to fully cooperate with MACC in fight against graft

The Education Ministry (MOE) will lend its fullest cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in efforts to cultivate a culture of zero tolerance to corruption, its minister Maszlee Malik said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 10, 2019 @ 18:20

Dr M: Malaysia has the right not to extradite Zakir Naik
Malaysia has the right not to extradite controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik if he is not going to be accorded justice, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Projects: KXP | Jun 10, 2019 @ 17:30

Finance Ministry in the dark over 2 proposed international airports for Penang
The Finance Ministry is in the dark over a report about two international airports being in the pipeline for mainland Penang.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 10, 2019 @ 17:29

Amend Section 5 (1) MACC Act 2009: Nga

Dewan Rakyat deputy Speaker, Nga Kor Ming has proposed that Section 5(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (MACC) 2009 be amended to improve the procedure for the appointment of the MACC Chief Commissioner.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield | Jun 10, 2019 @ 16:34

Amirudin: Selangor govt will continue playing middleman in Seafield temple issue
The Selangor government will continue to be the middleman in the relocation of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 10, 2019 @ 16:32

Latheefa chairs her first MACC meeting
Newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya has chaired her first meeting with the Commission on Monday (June 10).|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt: DAP | Jun 10, 2019 @ 16:13

State govt urged to look into impact of quarry in Kuching
The state government is being urged to look into the operations of a quarry close to residential homes in Jalan Stakan, Kota Sentosa, here.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Civil Service | Jun 10, 2019 @ 16:03

Don’t be greedy, Mahathir tells civil servants

Civil servants must avoid from being greedy to the extent of committing corruption, be patient and not be short tempered when dealing with the public, and discharge one’s duty whole-heartedly as it is a trust, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Bung Moktar | Jun 10, 2019 @ 15:56

Bung Moktar, Zizie Izette corruption case re-mention fixed on July 4

The sessions court here today fixed July 4 for re-mention of the case of Kinabatangan Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and his wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette for corruption charges involving RM2.8 million to obtain approval for Felcra Berhad to invest RM150 million in Public Mutual Berhad Unit Trust.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jun 10, 2019 @ 15:39

Solar-powered administrative buildings in Johor next year

The state government is looking at using solar panels for government administration buildings here as part of its long-term initiative in promoting the use of renewable energy (RE) to the community.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Projects: KXP | Jun 10, 2019 @ 15:30

Transport Ministry also unaware of new Penang international airport bids

The Transport Ministry said it has no knowledge of two rival bids for new international airports in Penang.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | KKK Mysteries Death Cases | Jun 10, 2019 @ 15:00

No need to exhume Gua Musang Orang Asli bodies, says minister

The Health Ministry will only exhume upon request the bodies of the Orang Asli from Gua Musang who died following an infection that reportedly killed 14, Dzulkefly Ahmad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 10, 2019 @ 14:30

Dr M: Civil servants mustn’t be bound to ruling party

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today civil servants must be neutral in discharging their duty and not get themselves bound to the ruling party.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Jun 10, 2019 @ 13:52

Fuziah contradicts Xavier, says groundwater near Lynas plant contaminated
Staunch Lynas opponent Fuziah Salleh (pic) insists that groundwater near the rare earth refinery contains toxic elements.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Projects: KXP | Jun 10, 2019 @ 13:16

Turbulence as Penang govt denies knowledge of second airport proposal
The Penang government is not aware of any proposal for a new airport in the state, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said, today.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Case of the Missing Duo | Jun 10, 2019 @ 11:55

Despite May announcement, Pastor Koh’s family say still no word on taskforce
The family of the missing Pastor Raymond Koh say they are in the dark over a government taskforce that is supposed to investigate his and Amri Che Mat’s enforced disappearances.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 10, 2019 @ 13:16

G25 backs Latheefa's appointment as MACC chief
The G25 has backed the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) new chief commissioner.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Education | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:25

NUTP: Teachers recalled to guard schools
The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has claimed that some teachers were told to stay back and “look after” their schools during the mid-year holidays.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Govt TVET | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:13

'Students don't have faith in TVET courses'
Students’ reluctance to choose technical and vocational education and training (TVET) courses boils down to the perception that they are only for the academically unsuccessful.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:13

Look at bigger picture, says Maszlee
MORE than 5,000 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) courses and science courses offered by universities, polytechnics and technical universities have not been taken up.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Fighting stigma, Nurul Izzah eyes Penang mosques for opioid treatment

In 2010, researchers from the University of Malaya’s Centre of Addiction Sciences took a bold step to run a methadone treatment clinic for heroin addicts from the Ar-Rahman mosque here in Lembah Pantai.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Nik Nazmi: This issue is bigger than Latheefa Koya
Another PKR lawmaker has backed an online petition, demanding that Latheefa Koya resign as the newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:00

PH leaders: Stop bickering
Even as they questioned the manner in which Latheefa Koya was made Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, several Pakatan Harapan leaders say it is time to stop bickering and let her do the job.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | New Projects: KXP | Jun 10, 2019 @ 07:00

New airport proposals for Penang
Amid all the hype surrounding the Kulim International Airport (KXP) there is now even talk of two companies proposing to build a new airport in two different locations in south Seberang Perai on mainland Penang.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Budget | Jun 10, 2019

RM1 bln for flood mitigation works

The federal government has allocated close to RM1 billion for flood mitigation works for Kota Kinabalu, including for Penampang and Inanam.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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June 09, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jun 09, 2019 @ 22:39

KDN in midst of formulating holistic enforcement plan against illegal immigrants

The Home Ministry (KDN) is in the midst of formulating a holistic enforcement plan against illegal immigrants (PATI) as a more comprehensive effort towards strengthening governance and improving the existing enforcement operation system.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 09, 2019 @ 22:00

Respect PM’s decision on MACC chief’s post, says Mukhriz

All quarters must accept and respect Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to appoint Latheefa Beebi Koya as the new Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | KKK Mysteries Death Cases | Jun 09, 2019 @ 21:12

Pneumonia case: Ministry to investigate alleged water pollution

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will investigate claims that water pollution has been causing the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh to suffer from pneumonia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Govt Projects | Jun 09, 2019 @ 18:43

CAP: Conduct background checks on companies applying for government tenders
The open tender system subscribed by the Pakatan Harapan government, especially on truly independent experts evaluating tender offers, could be flawed.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS | Jun 09, 2019 @ 18:00

Hadi, Tuan Ibrahim retain PAS president, deputy president posts

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and his deputy, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man retained their respective party posts uncontested at the party polls in conjunction with the 65th PAS Muktamar this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: HR | Jun 09, 2019 @ 15:59

MTUC seeks labour reforms, proposes RM300 monthly cost of living allowance

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is seeking labour reforms. Among them are RM300 cost of living allowance, housing allowances, as well as 30 days, paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the haj.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Illegal Plastics | Jun 09, 2019 @ 13:57

Stricter checks at ports for plastic waste
More stringent checks will be carried out on containers at all ports nationwide to ensure that no prohibited plastic waste enters the country.|
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 09, 2019 @ 13:25

Liew calls for vacant PPR units in Sandakan to be rented out to Karamunting fire victims

Vacant flat units under the People’s Housing Project (PPR) here should be rented out to the eligible fire victims, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 09, 2019 @ 11:14

More goodies in store for sustainable palm oil planters

The government is ready to dish out additional incentives to encourage oil palm planters to embrace the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, which is aimed at boosting the crop’s profile in the global market.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 09, 2019 @ 10:25

Decision to step down was made December last year, says Shukri

Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull had expressed his desire to step down as Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) since December last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt: Housing | Jun 09, 2019

More houses repaired under state-funded programme

PBB Bukit Sari seeks to maximise the number of houses repaired under the Minor Rural Project-Repairs and Rebuilding (MRP-PPRMS) – a state-funded programme – compared to those repaired under conventional approach.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 09, 2019

Ministry plans strategies to transform agro sector

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Lands and Regional Development is formulating strategies to transform the state’s agricultural sector.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DBKL | Jun 09, 2019 @ 09:27

'DBKL not doing anything'
Bus drivers not only face passengers’ anger for not dropping them off at bus stops due to illegally-parked vehicles, but also end up being issued summonses whenever an accident happens.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Security | Jun 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr Wan Azizah innovates MCPF
As its new chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has started several new initiatives for the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), said the foundation’s senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: DBKL | Jun 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Clamping down on illegal parking
Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) legal tangle with one of its parking contractors has been blamed for the worsening illegal parking in the city centre.|
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Reforming the public appointment process
A simple place to begin would be instituting open competition for all public appointments and appointing ministerial selection committees to shortlist candidates and conduct interviews, says the writer. |Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 09, 2019 @ 07:00

For and against petitions making the rounds
Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief has taken the same turn as Tommy Thomas’ controversial appointment as the Attorney General.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 09, 2019

Four Sarawak’s boundaries have been altered Unconstitutionally and Illegally

THE key amendments of ArticlesI(2), 1(4),2(a), 46with new Articles 2A and46A after amendments of Sections 4, 8& 9 of MAct63 to restore the 4 altered boundaries under Article 2(b).|Read more >|BorneoPost

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June 08, 2019 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 22:43

Dr Wee calls into question function of Special Cabinet Committee On Anti-Corruption
The function of the Special Cabinet Committee On Anti-Corruption has been called into question after Latheefa Koya's appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 22:30

Nik Nazmi signs petition calling for Latheefa’s resignation

Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad today signed an online petition calling for the resignation of newly appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Programmes | Jun 08, 2019 @ 19:02

Tekun collects RM200m in loan repayment from borrowers

The National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun) has managed to collect loan repayment amounting to RM200 million from 419,483 borrowers, who took business loans with the agency, during the first five months of this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 17:54

Resign if you have any dignity left, PKR Youth tells Latheefa
As a person who has been questioning the integrity and misconduct of others, newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Latheefa Koya must resign from her post.|
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 17:20

Dept says 62 M'sian companies have approved permits to import plastic waste
A total of 62 Malaysian companies currently hold approved permits (AP) to import and process plastic waste.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: Programmes | Jun 08, 2019 @ 17:00

Expand mySalam health scheme coverage for B40 group, urges health NGO

A health think tank today urged the government to expand free national health scheme mySalam to expand its coverage for the lower-income B40 group to include patients who were diagnosed two years ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 16:33

Decision on Latheefa’s appointment final: PM

The decision on the appointment of Latheefa Beebi Koya as the new Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is final, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 15:51

Shukri: I wanted ex-Immigration DG to head MACC
Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull revealed today that initially, he wanted to suggest former Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali to head the anti-graft agency.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 15:00

Ex-MACC chief: I never quarrelled with Dr M over cases, no cover-ups

Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull today declared that he never quibbled with the prime minister over corruption cases, also asserting that he had not covered-up any graft cases.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 15:00

Ex-MACC chief says Dr M had two months to find his successor

Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull revealed today that he gave Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad two months’ advanced notice before stepping down as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 13:30

Give Latheefa a chance, ex-MACC chief tells detractors

Support and trust Latheefa Koya to lead the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and to do her best to carry out her duties, said MACC's former chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Programmes | Jun 08, 2019 @ 13:28

mySalam scheme expanded to cover university, military hospitals

The number of hospitals covered by mySalam – the free national health protection scheme for the low-income or B40 group who undergo medical treatment at government hospitals – has been widened to include five university hospitals and five military hospitals.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 08, 2019 @ 12:49

Shukri Abdull: MACC's conviction rate up to 91pc, highest in history
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has managed to break its own record by reaching a 91 per cent conviction rate, its former chief Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull said.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Jun 08, 2019 @ 11:50

MTEM urges govt to review mega projects, minimum wage
The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) has called upon the government to address issues related to mega projects and the minimum wage so that the ‘shared prosperity’ economic approach meant to benefit the rakyat can be attained.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 08, 2019 @ 08:31

Perak govt gets flak for buying 16 new Toyota Camrys for state Cabinet members
The Perak state government has bought 16 new Toyota Camrys for its state Cabinet members, spending a total of RM1.744mil, and attracting widespread flak on social media.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Policies | Jun 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Digital devices banned at meetings discussing sensitive issues
It will be a “no-go zone” for all mobile phones and other digital devices at Cabinet, post-Cabinet and state executive council meetings where policy matters and official secrets are being discussed.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Zero Plastic Bag Day on Mondays in Penang from July 1
After imposing a statewide ban on plastic bags 10 years ago, the state government has decided to take the initiative one step further – no plastic bags for shoppers even if they are willing to pay 20 sen starting July 1.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jun 08, 2019 @ 07:00

US giving M’sia UAV drones
The 12 surveillance drones worth nearly RM80mil to be used by the country’s navy and army were funded by the United States under the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme.|Read more >|
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June 07, 2019 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Judiciary | Jun 07, 2019 @ 20:30

Ex-Sabah CM warns Putrajaya would be ‘ill-advised’ to strike out judicial RCI lawsuit

Datuk Yong Teck Lee believes the federal government may have been ill-advised if it is really planning to apply to strike out his suit objecting to the establishment of a royal investigation into allegations of misconduct among judges.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jun 07, 2019 @ 18:30

Defence Ministry says purchase of US drones needed to improve security

The Defence Ministry today said that Malaysia’s position as a maritime nation means it requires the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capacity to monitor its wide strategic routes in the Straits of Malacca, the South China Sea, and the Sulu Sea.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 16:10

Latheefa’s appointment follows procedure, says Muhyiddin

The Pakatan Harapan government must formalise the independence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and others like it, Bersih 2.0 said following Latheefa Koya’s controversial selection as the agency’s head.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 16:07

Latheefa's task ahead: A corruption-averse and graft-free Malaysia
The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should not be questioned by anyone because it was done according to procedure, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 15:39

Hanipa: Criticism of Latheefa's appointment has strong merit
Criticism over the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief has its merits. |
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 15:35

PM's post comes with certain privileges, including making appointments, says Mohamed Hanipa
Those who question Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's appointment of the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief should realise that the post of prime minister comes with certain privileges, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jun 07, 2019 @ 14:31

Ministry approves eight permits for Sarawak F&B manufacturers to import sugar

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has approved eight permits for food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers in Sarawak to import sugar from overseas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jun 07, 2019 @ 12:48

44,832 imitation goods seized in first five months of this year

A total of 44,832 units of imitation goods with an estimated worth of over RM1.6 million were seized between January and May by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s (KPDNHEP) Kuala Lumpur enforcement branch.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats | Jun 07, 2019 @ 12:23

Owning home a distant dream for the young

While owning a house is a dream come true, especially for young people who have secured jobs, it may remain a pipe dream for many.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019

Appointment of new MACC chief goes against standard procedure – Chong

Standard procedures have clearly been omitted and overlooked in the appointment of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) new chief commissioner, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 11:30

PAS says public service PSC meaningless after PM’s unilateral pick of MACC chief

Parliament’s select committee (PSC) on public appointments should be suspended until the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government proves its commitment towards bipartisan consultation as promised, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Jun 07, 2019 @ 08:47

Mahathir needs to clarify Latheefa’s appointment, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said last night that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad needs to clarify the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner at the proper forums.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Appointment continues to be questioned
Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner continues to be questioned, especially after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted that it was his sole decision to put her in the hot seat.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 07, 2019

Own airline still on the cards

The Sarawak government is still in the negotiation process of acquiring Sarawak’s own airline, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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June 06, 2019 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019 @ 23:33

Ramkarpal: Unilateral appointment of MACC chief worrying
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s confirmation that he unilaterally appointed the newly-minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya is a cause for concern, Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Ramkarpal Singh said today.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019 @ 19:30

Dr M acted within the law to appoint Latheefa as MACC chief, says law minister

De facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad acted within the law to appoint Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Jun 06, 2019 @ 15:53

Online hiring in Malaysia continues to grow: Jobs portal

Online hiring in the country is expected to continue to grow in line with the projected growth of Malaysia’s main economic sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019 @ 15:06

Gerakan to Latheefa: Reopen LGE probe, and two other things you need to do
Gerakan wants newly minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to reopen several high profile cases, including Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s bungalow case.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019 @ 14:30

PM’s prerogative to choose MACC head, says former BN law minister

Former legal affairs minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said it is the prerogative of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to choose the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019 @ 12:30

Bersih 2.0: PM’s unfettered powers to hire and fire was what gave us 1MDB scandal

The Pakatan Harapan government must formalise the independence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and others like it, Bersih 2.0 said following Latheefa Koya’s controversial selection as the agency’s head.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 06, 2019 @ 12:25

Sabah leaves it to authorities to declassify Double 6 tragedy report
Sabah will leave it to the relevant authorities to decide whether to make public the full report of the Double Six tragedy. |
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019 @ 10:00

Malaysian Bar concerned with manner of Latheefa's appointment
The Malaysian Bar is concerned with the manner in which Latheefa Koya was appointed chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC), as well as her suitability for the post. |Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jun 06, 2019 @ 08:47

RTD denies only four Awas cameras working, says all 41 fully functioning

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has refuted a report of a news portal that alleged only four Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) cameras are working.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 06, 2019

Wan Junaidi: Latheefa’s appointment politically motivated, another U-turn by PH

Pakatan Harapan (PH) seems to have backtracked on their promise by appointing Latheefa Koya as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, says Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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June 05, 2019 

New Malaysia | Lynas | Jun 05, 2019 @ 22:30

Western Australia rejects Lynas waste, says meeting up to Malaysia

The Western Australian (WA) state government has refused to take back 450,000 tonnes of radioactive waste stockpiled at Lynas Corp’s rare earths processing plant in Kuantan, Pahang.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Jun 05, 2019 @ 22:30

Defence white paper to review role of Army will be tabled in Parliament, chief says

A white paper on defence to be tabled in Parliament in October will among others discuss the actual roles of the Malaysian Army to avoid sending soldiers who are not trained, to fight crimes, said Army chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Poll | Jun 05, 2019 @ 19:28

Only a fifth of KL folks planned to balik kampung for Hari Raya
A total of 22.7 per cent of respondents polled in a recent survey here said they were willing to travel back to their hometowns during the Hari Raya holidays while 20.5 per cent had no plans to do so, according to the UCSI Poll Research Centre’s consumer sentiment index.|
Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT | Jun 05, 2019 @ 19:07

Prasarana upgrades Penang channel ferry services

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd Group — which manages Penang’s public bus and cross — channel ferry services have incorporated high tech into their operations to make it easier for passengers to determine the routes and the arrivals timetable.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 05, 2019 @ 18:48

RCI on judicial misconduct being set up because Malaysians want it
The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on allegations of judicial interference and misconduct is being set-up because Malaysians are demanding it. |
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 16:30

PM says not a must for officers to lead MACC, chose Latheefa for pluckiness

Career officers do not have a monopoly on leadership roles in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 16:04

Cabinet did not discuss Latheefa’s appointment as MACC chief: Tun M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he made the decision to appoint prominent lawyer Latheefa Koya as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 14:45

Parliamentary Select Committee can review Latheefa's appointment, but will have no legal effect
The Parliamentary Select Committee can review Latheefa Koya's newly appointed position as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, but it will have no legal affect on the appointment itself, says lawyer Syahredzan Johan. |Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 13:43

Cabinet unaware of Latheefa’s MACC appointment, say three ministers
The Cabinet was unaware of the decision to appoint Latheefa Koya as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, say several ministers.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 12:30

Sarawak party challenges new MACC chief to go after ‘big fish’ in the state

Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS Baru) urged new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to make pursuing the so-called “big fish” in the state her top priority.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 11:35

DAP Youth calls for Latheefa to reopen Teoh Beng Hock case
DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) has called on newly-appointed MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to reopen the investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock. |Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 07:30

Who is Latheefa Koya, Malaysia’s first woman top corruption fighter?

Latheefa Koya has made history by becoming Malaysia’s first-ever woman to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysians have mixed reaction to Latheefa heading MACC
The news that Latheefa Koya is the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner has ignited many Malaysians on social media.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt Jun 05, 2019

Non-Sarawakian as CM? Not impossible under PH , says Dr Sim

It is not impossible that a change of government during the next state polls could see the appointment of a non-Sarawakian as chief minister.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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June 04, 2019 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jun 04, 2019 @ 23:07

Govt initiatives to help poor will succeed only with people’s support: Mukhriz

Various initiatives aimed at helping the poor will only succeed if the people continue to support the government, said Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 21:00

Opposition politicians condemn Latheefa's appointment, say MACC’s integrity in question

Opposition leaders today criticised Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, citing her political affiliation to PKR and Pakatan Harapan (PH).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 18:05

Latheefa's appointment as MACC chief hailed – but other questions arise
Latheefa Beebi Koya's appointment as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner has been met positively – but it also raises some questions that have to be answered.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 18:00

Left in the dark, Parliament committee to discuss Latheefa’s MACC appointment with PMO

The parliamentary special select committee on public appointments said today it was not consulted before former PKR member Latheefa Koya was appointed chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 17:57

PTPTN calls for more public feedback

After embarking on a series of Public Consultation Programme town halls in five states, the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) wants Malaysians to review the facts before providing their feedback.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 17:32

I've already resigned from PKR, says new MACC chief
Newly-minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya today announced that she has resigned as a PKR member. |
Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 17:00

Shukri says mission accomplished, time to leave MACC

Outgoing Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull today said that he has completed his mission for the anti-graft body and the time has come for him to leave.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS | Jun 04, 2019 @ 16:53

PBS: Dangerous precedent to appoint non-Sabahan as nominated assemblyman
PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the appointment of the non-Sabahan by the Warisan government showed little respect on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | MACC Chief Appointment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 16:49

Latheefa Koya named as new MACC chief commissioner

Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya (pix) is the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, replacing the outgoing Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jun 04, 2019 @ 13:52

Cabinet ministers extend Aidilfitri greetings

Several Cabinet ministers today extended Aidilfitri greetings to Malaysian Muslims, who celebrate the festival tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Programmes | Jun 04, 2019 @ 13:32

BSN creates 350k new accounts for Bantuan Sara Hidup recipients
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has created 350,000 new accounts, automatically from yesterday (June 3) for Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients who did not receive the second phase payout which was disbursed from May 31.|
Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Lynas | Jun 04, 2019 @ 11:00

Lynas says minister’s remarks disprove claims by rare-earth firm’s critics

Lynas Malaysia said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar’s announcement that it has not contaminated any groundwater shows the claims by anti-Lynas activists to be false.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 10:38

PTPTN debts to double in the next 20 years
Pakatan Harapan’s promise to go easy on PTPTN loan defaulters may saddle the country with a projected student debt of RM76bil by 2040 – early double what it is today.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Migrants | Jun 04, 2019 @ 10:00

Home Ministry asked to apply ‘advance passenger clearance’

The Home Ministry needs to look for new formulas, systems and procedures to curb the influx of foreigners into the country, especially those from the Africa, said former KLIA Immigration operations chief Datuk Shahul Hamid Abdul Rahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM | Jun 04, 2019 @ 08:34

Public reminded to fill up ‘balik kampung’ forms

Members of the public are reminded to fill up the ‘balik kampung’ forms to facilitate police monitoring when they are away for the Hari Raya celebrations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jun 04, 2019 @ 07:30

Penang Education Dept probing school over students’ climate change protest 

Education authorities have asked a Penang primary school to show cause for allowing its students to join a global protest against climate change with hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren around the world.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Environment | Jun 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Single-use plastic banned in S’gor govt depts
All Selangor government departments and agencies are prohibited from using single-use plastic starting from July 1.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: PSD | Jun 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Intake of nurses not affected
There is no moratorium on the intake of nurses, says the Public Service Department (PSD).|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO | Jun 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Socso aims to be foolproof
Having been hit with RM30mil in losses as a result of false claims stretching back seven years, the Social Security Organi­sation (Socso) has decided that enough is enough.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt Jun 04, 2019

Home Ministry asked to apply “advance passenger clearance”

The Home Ministry needs to look for new formulas, systems and procedures to curb the influx of foreigners into the country, especially those from the African continent, said former KLIA Immigration operations chief Datuk Shahul Hamid Abdul Rahim.|Read more >|BorneoPost