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Mar 10, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Mar 10, 2019 @ 23:30

Launching of Bersatu in Sabah on April 6

The launching of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Sabah will he held on April 6 at Padang Merdeka, here. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Mar 10, 2019 @ 21:11

Income from Singapore is not taxable: IRB

Income received from employment exercised in Singapore is not liable to tax in Malaysia, says the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Mar 10, 2019 @ 20:22

Gerakan to focus on Penang after Umno-PAS alliance

A Gerakan veteran expects the party to go back to its roots by focusing on Penang in the next general election following the partnership of the biggest Malay-based parties in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 10, 2019 @ 20:30

Bersih 2.0 urges Mujahid against restricting speech, encouraging hate and discrimination

Elections watchdog Bersih 2.0 today expressed concern that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community will face further hate and discrimination after a critical remark by minister Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.​ |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 10, 2019 @ 18:35

MOH assures no non-halal elements in vaccines

The Ministry of Health has assured the vaccines used in the country does not have any non-halal elements. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies: FT Mar 10, 2019 @ 18:30

FT minister: 20 sen pollution charge in the Federal Territories effective March 15

A pollution charge of 20 sen will be implemented in the Federal Territories, effective March 15, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 10, 2019 @ 15:17

Dr Lee: Health Ministry will operate Mawar Haemodialysis Centre only as a last resort

It is the Health Ministry's last resort to operate the non-profit Mawar Haemodialysis Centre (MHC) in Seremban, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Penang PPR Mar 10, 2019 @ 15:00

Evicted Taman Manggis tenants, door’s still open, says CM

The Penang government still open its door to 22 tenants of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) at Taman Manggis to negotiate and find solution although the offer has been rejected several times. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 10, 2019 @ 13:36

DOSH assistant director fined RM50,000 after pleading guilty to accepting cash

An assistant director of Johor Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) was today fined RM50,000 by the sessions court here after pleading guilty to accepting cash money two years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia IWD Rally  Mar 10, 2019 @ 13:30

Attacks on Women’s Day rally miss point of key demands, say organisers

The organisers of the Women’s Day March have called out its critics as well as the media for instigating moral panic instead of highlighting the key points of the rally held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 10, 2019 @ 13:06

Women's March organisers stress rally was about women's rights

Organisers of the International Women’s Day march have reiterated five demands, including ensuring women’s rights, amidst backlash over the presence of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) participants at the rally. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 10, 2019 @ 12:38

Govt to propose stricter SOP involving child marriages

The government will propose for stricter standard operating procedure (SOP) involving child marriages and the cases will be heard before Syariah high court judges. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Mar 10, 2019 @ 11:07

MCMC denies claim of closure of Internet centres nationwide

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has denied a claim by Nusuara Technologies Sdn Bhd that Internet centres across the country will be closed down. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: DBKL Mar 10, 2019 @ 10:30

DBKL rakes in RM205m after re-evaluation of 23 undervalued land deals

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) has made an additional RM205 million after re-evaluating 23 undervalued land deals that were made during the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 10, 2019 @ 09:40

Mujahid shocked by KL LGBT rally; reaffirms stand against gay lifestyle

The government remains strongly against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) lifestyle, which will never be allowed in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysians still big consumers of plastic despite ban

Despite the looming total ban on single-use plastics and the country’s reputation as the plastic waste capital of the world, Malaysians are still big consumers of straws and bags, a survey has found.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Customs Mar 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Customs targets online contraband

The Customs Department has the means to arrest those involved in the online sale of contraband, warned its director-­general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam (pic) on his last day at the helm.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Mar 10, 2019 

CM: Section 6 not used to grab native land

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has assured Sarawakians that Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code will not be used to grab native land. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 09, 2019

New Malaysia Penang PPR  Mar 09, 2019 @ 22:00

Penang CM: Taman Manggis PPR is transit house, not permanent residence

The People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Taman Manggis is a transit house and is not meant for permanent occupation, says Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New State Govt  Mar 09, 2019 @ 22:00

Pahang starts demolishing illegal plantations in Cameron Highlands

The Pahang state government has demolished 121 hectares of illegal plantations in Cameron Highlands in operations which began on February 25. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Mar 09, 2019 @ 20:59

Dewan Rakyat: Proposal to restore Sabah, Sarawak’s status to be main focus

The proposal to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is expected to be the focus of the first meeting of the second session of the 14th Parliament which opens Monday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 09, 2019 @ 19:55

Kelantan govt thanks Dr M for 5 key projects worth RM1.4 billion

The Kelantan government today thanked Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed for approving five development projects worth RM1.4 billion for the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 09, 2019 @ 17:20

Perak to assist B40 women start, expand business

The Perak government will allocate RM200,000 in “Seed Grants” for women from the bottom 40% household income group (B40) to start or expand their business to enable them to support their families. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 09, 2019 @ 16:39

Tekun financing scheme a lifeline for entrepreneurs to expand their business

The National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional) is a lifeline for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and take them to greater heights. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 09, 2019 @ 16:14

Malaysian jailed for 10 yrs for insulting Islam on social media

A Malaysian was sentenced to more than 10 years' jail and three others were charged over insults against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on social media, police said on Saturday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 09, 2019 @ 16:00

Health minister: Law to be amended before two vaccines become mandatory

The Health Ministry (KKM) has to amend the existing law before the proposal to make two vaccinations compulsory for children is implemented. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Mar 09, 2019 @ 15:52

Stamp Act announcement up to Federal Govt: Abang Johari

Sarawak Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, will leave it to the Federal Government to announce a matter pertaining to stamp duty revenue which was raised by the state and Sabah in relation to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Mar 09, 2019 @ 14:59

Report made over fake news involving Finance Minister

A police report has been lodged over the dissemination of fake messages and news relating to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on social media. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Mar 09, 2019 @ 14:30

Draft of M40 special initiative to be completed in May, says minister

The draft special initiative plan by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to assist the 40 per cent medium income group (M40) to own a house is expected to be completed this May. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 09, 2019 @ 12:00

Minister: Death penalty may not totally go, Cabinet weighing two other options

The federal government might not fully abolish the death penalty  as previously proposed and is considering two other options, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR | Mar 09, 2019 

Socso to hold statewide ‘Ops Kesan’ next month

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will carry out a statewide ‘Ops Kesan’ next month to identify and penalise employers who have yet to register with them. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Mar 09, 2019 @ 09:30

Report: Felda White Paper to focus on how debts, losses arose

The White Paper on Felda to be tabled in Parliament next week will focus on how the agency incurred tremendous debt and losses after being publicly listed in 2012. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 09, 2019 @ 09:00

Charges against four over online slurs on Islam, Prophet

Police filed multiple charges yesterday against four people arrested over alleged insults against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, Tan Sri Mohd Fuzi Harun said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 09, 2019 @ 08:59

Khazanah should drop underperformers, says PM

Khazanah Nasional Bhd may have to drop some underperforming companies to save the sovereign wealth fund from incurring more losses, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Mar 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Breathing space for SPM

The Education Ministry has taken stakeholders’ views and concerns into consideration for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) this year. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 | Mar 09, 2019 

Cabinet to restore equal status to Sabah, S’wak

The Federal Cabinet has agreed to table the proposal to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s status as equal partners under one nation, at the upcoming parliamentary session. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 08, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 22:30

Malaysia committed to being part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, says deputy minister

Malaysia continues to welcome the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and investments from China, says Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 08, 2019 @ 22:27

Education Ministry welcomes private sector engagement to improve quality of education

The Education Ministry welcomes constant engagement from the private sector in improving the country's quality of education, says its minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Mar 08, 2019 @ 22:09

Highland Towers to be demolished latest by June, says Zuraida

The Highland Towers condominium, that have stood abandoned for more than 25 years, will be demolished the latest by June, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 08, 2019 @ 21:32

Govt to look into introducing Technology as a subject in education syllabus

The government is looking at introducing a Technology subject as part of the education syllabus. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 20:37

Evicted Taman Manggis residents not budging from Komtar

Evicted Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project (PPR) residents have decided to remain in Komtar despite being given a three-day respite by the Penang state government to return home today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 20:30

Govt takes middle-of-the-road policy toward teaching of science, maths, says Dr M

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the Malaysian government has taken the middle-road approach to the teaching of science and mathematics in schools. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 08, 2019 @ 20:09

Dr Dzulkefly: Health Ministry will study concessionaire approach to drug supply

The government will look into whether to use the concessionaire approach for supplying drugs to the Health Ministry, or to open up competition so that drug prices can be lowered, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzukefly Ahmad.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Mar 08, 2019 @ 19:24

Decision on closure of Jalan TAR to be known on Tuesday: Khalid Samad

The decision on the closure of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) to all vehicles will be known on Tuesday, according to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 18:54

Malaysian govt to make own stand on China, not influenced by others: Mahathir

The Malaysian government would make its own independent decisions on China despite Western suspicions of Beijing’s cyber espionage involvement, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:40

Court allows re-opening of ballot boxes for Kimanis election petition

The High Court has granted permission to recheck the ballot papers for the Kimanis election petition. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 08, 2019 @ 18:30

Nazri to rally Umno MPs’ backing for Anwar as PM

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today he now planned to work on getting Umno MPs to support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister, after he was removed as Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 17:55

Dr M: Khazanah owes lawmakers, people an explanation on its 2018 loss

Khazanah Nasional Bhd owes lawmakers and the people an explanation of its first pre-tax loss in 13 years, recorded in 2018, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:59

Nazri: No hard feelings over BN sec-gen position

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz (pic) says he has no hard feelings over the decision to retain Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor as the Barisan Nasional secretary-general. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:40

PPR to be built in three locations to overcome housing shortage in Penang: Zuraida

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the process of coordinating with the relevant housing agencies for the construction of the people’s housing projects (PPR) to overcome a housing shortage in Penang. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:31

Sit down and talk, Zuraida tells Penang govt and evicted residents

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says the Penang government should have a discussion with evicted Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project (PPR) residents to reach an amicable solution. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:30

Prosecution wants Rosmah to declare property acquisition in money-laundering case

The High Court was told today that the prosecution has filed a notice against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, for her to declare her property acquisition in a money-laundering case. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:30

Ka Siong says MCA has no problem with Umno-PAS marriage

Umno’s alliance with PAS is not intended to pull in any other party into Barisan Nasional (BN), MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:27

Govt, private agencies urged to create balanced environment for women’s well-being

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) has called on all government and private agencies to create a balanced environment in all spheres for the well-being of women. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:22

Smokers encouraged to join MQuit

The Health Ministry today encouraged smokers who wished to quit to join a free programme called MQuit. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 16:13

Eviction of Taman Manggis residents 'illegal', says lawyer

The eviction of 22 residents of the Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project (PPR) was labeled illegal as the process was done without a proper court order. |Read more >|NST

 

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Mar 07, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 22:00

PM acts on Butterworth endowment land residents’ woes

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has moved to resolve the problems faced by residents being evicted from an endowment land in Tanah Wakaf Abdul Cauder, Jalan Mengkuang, in Butterworth. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 21:23

Kelantan to get oil royalty once lawsuit withdrawal settled: Azmin

The federal government will pay oil royalty to Kelantan after the withdrawal of the state government lawsuit against it and Petronas is completed, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Mar 07, 2019 @ 21:02

Penang govt launches gender inclusiveness policy

The Penang government today launched its Gender Inclusiveness Policy (DKG), the first of its kind in Malaysia, aims to reduce gender inequality and to ensure a gender-balanced environment is created within the state government. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Mar 07, 2019 @ 20:53

Over 100,000 My100 travel passes sold

More than 100,000 My100 new unlimited monthly travel passes have been sold since it was launched last December.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Mar 07, 2019 @ 19:42

Gerakan: Don’t abolish death penalty, make it discretionary

Gerakan wants the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to abolish the mandatory death penalty but retain capital punishment to be at the judges’ discretion. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 07, 2019 @ 19:41

Govt to roll out mechanism to enforce mandatory vaccination this year

The Health Ministry will roll out a mechanism to enforce mandatory vaccination this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 19:30

5 key Kelantan projects in 11th M'sia Plan

Kelantan will stand to benefit from five key projects worth RM1.4 billion which are being carried out under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 07, 2019 @ 18:50

Ismail Sabri named new Opposition Leader in Parliament

The new Opposition Leader in Parliament is Umno vice-president and Bera MP Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Mar 07, 2019 @ 18:30

Dr M: Population, businesses on east coast too small for ECRL

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has maintained that the construction of the China-backed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) on the scale it was initially proposed did not make good economic sense. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 07, 2019 @ 18:14

Penang pursuing studies for second airport

The Penang government is still pursuing studies for a second airport in the state, even though it did not receive any funds from Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 18:00

Anwar declares assets of RM10.7m to MACC, including RM9.5m home

Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declared his assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, which stands at more than RM10.7 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 17:50

Customs D-G: Implementation of excise duty on sweetened beverages postponed to July 1

The government has agreed to postpone the implementation of excise duty on ready-to-drink packaged sweetened beverages to July 1, 2019. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Penang tunnel scandal Mar 07, 2019 @ 17:22

MCA questions AGC's delay in deciding on Penang undersea tunnel scandal

MCA has questioned the Attorney General's Chambers' (AGC) delay over the Penang undersea tunnel case, despite the first investigation paper on the scandal being opened in 2017.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 07, 2019 @ 17:00

Ex-HKL director questions mySalam health insurance exclusions

A former Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) director questioned today why the government chose a private insurance model for its mySalam health insurance scheme that does not cover pre-existing conditions. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Mar 07, 2019 @ 16:32

Use of drones in postal industry within five years

The commercial use of drones in the postal and courier industry can be implemented in the next five years, according to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 07, 2019 @ 16:19

Finance Minister hopes ECRL negotiations will finish by next month

The Finance Ministry is hopeful that negotiations on the price of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project can be wrapped up by next month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Mar 07, 2019 @ 15:53

New board for training institutes parked under Manpower Department

The government will form an Institute-Industry Management Board (IIMB) at all training institutes under the Manpower Department to create a local workforce which will enable Malaysia to become a high-income economy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Mar 07, 2019 @ 15:18

Guan Eng draws more brickbats over 'declaration of war' remark

A statement made by DAP leader Lim Guan Eng, who described the Umno-PAS union as a declaration of war against non-Malays, appeared to have drawn more flak from opposition leaders. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Mar 07, 2019 @ 14:43

PAS asks Dr M to sack Guan Eng over ‘war on non-Malays’ remark

PAS wants Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to sack Lim Guan Eng from his Cabinet over his statement on the Umno-PAS pact, in which he reportedly described as a declaration of war against non-Malays. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 07, 2019 @ 13:17

Health Ministry open to idea of making two of 12 vaccines compulsory

The Health Ministry is prepared to consider a proposal of the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) to make at least two of the 12 vaccines under the National Immunisation Programme compulsory.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90mil Mar 07, 2019 @ 12:59

I did not pay Rewcastle-Brown RM1.4mil, says Hadi

Datuk Seri Hadi Awang has denied claims that he paid Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown RM1.4 million in an out-of-court settlement recently. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 07, 2019 @ 12:30

Health minister claims 95pc of doctors support Peka B40 screening

Almost all private general practitioners (GPs) consulted by the Health Ministry are fine with the Peka B40 health screening programme’s payment rates, minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad claimed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 12:00

In Malaysia, special unit formed to monitor insults against Islam

The federal government has set up a special unit to monitor insults against Prophet Muhammad and Islam, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa announced today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 76, 2019 @ 11:04

MACC seize fertilisers, padi seedlings worth RM150,000

The Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seized 33 tonnes of fertilisers and 100 tonnes of seedlings worth RM150,000 in a raid on a warehouse in Simpang Empat near here yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 07, 2019 @ 08:51

MCMC records eight-fold jump in broadband subscriptions

Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recorded an eight-fold jump in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions with download speeds of more than 100Mbps from 150,000 subscribers in 2017 to 1.2 million last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Kelantan won’t be left out

The Pakatan Harapan government will never marginalise Kelantan in the state’s pursuit of deve­­lopment which is also enjoyed by other states, says Economic Af­­fairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 07, 2019 @ 07:00

New Category 3 applications on case-by-case basis

New applications for Category 3 expatriate employment passes for jobs paying below RM5,000 will only now be accepted on a case-by-case basis with priority given to technical jobs, said the Immigration Department.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Mar 07, 2019 @ 01:07

Anak urges govt to reclaim Felda assets from FGV

The National Felda Settlers’ Children’s Association (Anak) has proposed to the government to reclaim the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) assets leased to Kumpulan FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) in an effort to revive the agency. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Mar 07, 2019 

MA63 review outcome soon – CM

Sabahans can expect to see the outcome of the review of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) soon, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPos

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Mar 08, 2019​​

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 08, 2019 @ 15:43

Nazri was never BN sec-gen, Ku Nan is, says Tok Mat

Barisan Nasional (BN) acting chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today confirmed that Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz was not the coalition’s secretary-general, as his appointment was never made official. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 15:30

Three-day reprieve for evicted Taman Manggis protesters

The eight Taman Manggis tenants camped out in Komtar since their eviction on Wednesday have been given a three-day reprieve, said state exco Dr Afif Bahardin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 08, 2019 @ 15:27

No consensus reached to dissolve BN

Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties failed to reach a consensus to dissolve the coalition, following an almost three hour-long meeting today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 15:11

You flew business class? Woman in low-cost PPR flat courts controversy

The People's Housing Project (PPR) saga has taken an interesting twist after a woman, who is part of the group protesting eviction from her flat, was identified as a MAS business class traveller. Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 08, 2019 @ 14:30

Health Advisory Council to be driven by private sector, says Health Ministry

The Health Advisory Council (HAC) will be driven by the private sector, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 08, 2019 @ 14:30

Taman Manggis protesters snubbed offered shelter, says Penang exco

The group of tenants evicted from Taman Manggis and protesting at Komtar here rejected offers for temporary housing, said Penang state exco Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MIC Mar 08, 2019 @ 14:30

MIC man lodges report against Samy Vellu for the third time with MACC over land deal

Sungai Siput MIC division chief M. Lokanathan today lodged a third report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against former Works Minister Tun S. Samy Vellu for alleged abuse of power. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 08, 2019 @ 1:30

Health Ministry’s patient data collection system finishes Phase 2

The Health Ministry’s patient data collection system has completed the second phase of gathering information on outpatients from public and private facilities, an official said yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Semenyih By-election Mar 08, 2019 @ 12:30

Bersih: 35 election misconduct during Semenyih polls, Pakatan tops offenders' list

The recently concluded Semenyih by-election recorded 35 election offences, which is the highest since the 14th general election last year, electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 disclosed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 11:30

Dr M says would pick China over US but only in terms of money

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would side with China over the US if pressed, but purely in terms of the former’s economic resources. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90mil Mar 08, 2019 @ 11:20

Two more PAS leaders questioned over alleged RM90mil from Umno

PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan is the next leader to be questioned in the investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into allegations that the party received RM90mil from Umno.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 08, 2019 @ 11:14

Umno, MCA and MIC top guns arrive for meeting to decide fate of BN

Several key Barisan Nasional leaders have arrived at the Putra World Trade Centre here for a supreme council meeting on Friday (March 8). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90mil Mar 08, 2019 @ 09:56

Rewcastle Brown: Rameli made RM1.423mil payment on behalf of PAS

Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown has confirmed that the out-of-court settlement with PAS was made by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) chairman Datuk Rameli Musa on behalf of the party.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 08, 2019 @ 08:53

MACC arrests two govt officers in Negri Sembilan over false claims

The MACC have arrested two female enforcement officers as they probe allegations of false claims amounting to RM17,000.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 08:06

Kelantan seeks federal govt’s help to revive People’s Highway Project: Azmin

he Kelantan government has submitted an official request to the federal government to revive the previously cancelled People’s Highway project.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 08, 2019 @ 08:00

Want to counter Umno-PAS couple? Provide better governance, pundits tell Pakatan

Faced with a formal alliance between Umno and PAS, political observers said Pakatan Harapan's (PH) future depends on its ability to provide a better government than the one it has inherited. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt:Taxes Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:56

Trolls don’t understand technology, engineering behind flying car: Minister

The focus in the development of a flying car should be looked at the aspect of engineering which will benefit many quarters, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, who came up with the idea of a flying car. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:51

Comprehensive support system will help empower women: Wan Azizah

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) said a comprehensive support system should be drawn up to help empower women in the economic, social and political spheres. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:43

Loke: We will never stop looking for MH370

Malaysia will never stop looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt:Taxes Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:37

Tax exemption for transfer of ownership for vehicles registered in Langkawi, Labuan

Vehicles registered in the Duty-Free Islands (DFIs) of Langkawi and Labuan are exempted from tax on change of ownership, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Now you can get to KLIA for just RM10

Travellers who want an alternate way to get to KL Inter­national Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 can opt for an airport shuttle service from the Putra Heights LRT station for only RM10.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 08, 2019 @ 00:53

Govt mulls authorising MCMC to remove fake news, racist posts on social media

The government is looking into the possibility of authorising the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to remove fake news and racist posts from social media, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Mar 08, 2019 @ 00:43

Azmin: Govt to consider Anak's proposal on Felda's assets

The federal government is prepared to give fair consideration to the proposal made by National Felda Settlers’ Children’s Association (Anak) for Felda to reclaim the 320,000 hectares of land leased to FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 08, 2019 @ 00:27

Domestic Trade officers storm Durian Tunggal egg processing plant over profiteering claim

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry raided an egg-processing factory in Durian Tunggal, here, yesterday over suspicion of profiteering. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Projects | Mar 08, 2019 

‘Work on Sarawak-Sabah link road to start by year end’

Work on the Sarawak-Sabah link road connecting upper Baram in Miri to Limbang and Long Semadoh in Lawas will start as early as end of this year. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Mar 08, 2019 

Sarawak govt, Norway firm sign MoU on reforestation project

The Sarawak government yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Edge Global Norway AS with the aim to outline the
broad terms and their understanding in relation to their collaboration to drive the development, financing, execution and operations of reforestation based and integrated value chain commercial project. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

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Mar 06, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 22:30

Electoral Reform Committee wants people to vote in place of residence

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) is studying a form of system to ensure that each person votes in his or her place of residence, said its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 21:32

Malaysia welcomes all tourists, regardless of sexual orientation, clarifies minister’s office

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi’s remark that there was no homosexuality in the country was simply a misunderstanding, according to his office. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 20:30

Fuziah forced to deny vaccines not halal

The deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Fuziah Salleh denied claims by some quarters that the construction of the first halal vaccine plant in the country meant the vaccines used all this while were not halal under Islamic law. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 06, 2019 @ 20:19

Federal constitution does not bar non-Malay from becoming AG, CJ, Finance Minister: Expert

There is no provision in the Federal Constitution that states a non-Malay cannot hold any position in the administration, Parliament or the Judiciary, said prominent constitutional law expert Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 06, 2019 @ 20:17

Work on first rugby stadium to start in November: Syed Saddiq

The Malaysian Rugby Union’s (MRU) long wait for the country’s first rugby stadium is finally over. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 19:15

Planned amendment could extend community service by 90 days

Anyone convicted for a minor offence can now expect to spend an additional 90 working days serving the community.​ |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 06, 2019 @ 16:50

IGP: 1MDB raid haul investigation must be completed by May 16

The investigation into items related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case must be completed on or before May 16, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 16:50

Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act, imposing mandatory death penalty unconstitutional: Lawyer

Amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1983, which imposed the mandatory death sentence on offenders convicted for drug trafficking was unconstitutional, the Federal Court heard today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 16:07

Govt urged to improve cops' welfare via IPCMC

The government has been urged to consider recommendations made by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), especially those which involve the welfare and wellbeing of police personnel, when it tables the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill in Parliament. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Penang Tunnel Scandal Mar 06, 2019 @ 16:00

Penang CM says reserves right to take action against Raja Petra over undersea tunnel issue

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has reserved his right to take legal action against controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s graft allegations on the Penang undersea tunnel and paired roads project. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 06, 2019 @ 15:32

Spirit of BN has ended with Umno-PAS union, says Nazri

he spirit of Barisan Nasional (BN) has ended with the union between PAS and Umno, the coalition’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 06, 2019 @ 15:16

Coming soon to Perak: Online application for funds for NGOs

Non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Perak will soon be able to apply for government funds online, says Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 06, 2019 @ 13:43

Nazri won't be attending BN supreme council meeting

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz says he will not be at the Barisan Nasional supreme council meeting scheduled for Friday (March 8) to ensure that MCA and MIC will attend. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Mar 06, 2019 @ 12:52

Rantau by-election set for April 13

The Election Commission (EC) has announced that polling for the Rantau by-election will be on April 13. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Bkt Kukus Mar 06, 2019 @ 12:30

DOSH preps for legal action against Bukit Kukus landslide culprits

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is finalising investigation papers with which to charge those responsible for the Bukit Kukus fatal landslide last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 08:30

Senate Reform Working Committee to unite members for nation interest, senator says

The Senate Reform Working Committee is capable of uniting members of Dewan Negara with different political ideologies to achieve the bigger interest of national development. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 06, 2019 @ 07:00

DPMM officials to be called up over misuse of RM5mil in funds

Several Malay Cham­ber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM) top officials will be called up by Bukit Aman over alleged misappropriation of RM5mil in funds. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 06, 2019 @ 07:00

RCI to probe actions of authorities in Wang Kelian graves case

A seven-member Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) will be convened to investigate the procedures implemented by authorities during and after the discovery of human trafficking camps and graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 06, 2019 @ 07:00

Umno: We’ll back Dr M if need arises

Umno does not rule out the possibility of supporting its nemesis Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the event of a vote of no confidence in Parlia­ment, said deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Mar 06, 2019 

Welfare bodies get RM1.77 mln

Nineteen voluntary welfare organisations under the Sabah Council of Social Services (MPMS) received a total annual grant of RM1.77 million for 2019. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

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Mar 05, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 05, 2019 @ 23:00

Syed Saddiq: Skills passport to facilitate job seekers, industry

An employment portal complete with artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be introduced to facilitate job seekers, especially young people, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 05, 2019 @ 22:49

Umno, PAS announce official collaboration

The tie-up between Umno and PAS has finally happened, but not the way some hoped for and a few expected. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Mar 05, 2019 @ 22:47

Guidelines to handle abandoned vehicles to be tabled in Cabinet in April

Guidelines to tackle the issue of abandoned vehicles in residential and public areas will be tabled at the Cabinet meeting next month, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoH Mar 05, 2019 @ 22:39

Health Ministry to probe claims of fake vaccination forms for haj, umrah pilgrims

The Health Ministry (KKM) will investigate allegations that some doctors falsified the medical records of haj and umrah pilgrims, specifically the vaccination injections. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 05, 2019 @ 22:37

Parliament to debate Sosma, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012

The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012 are expected to be debated at the next Parliament session, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 05, 2019 @ 22:00

Steering committee set up to discuss forming Malaysia Media Council

The National Consultation on a Malaysian Media Council (MMC) has agreed to set up a steering committee to discuss in detail the next step of making the self-regulatory body a reality. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 05, 2019 @ 22:00

Govt drafting legislative amendments on threats to national unity, security: Gobind

The government is in the process of drafting amendments to legislations to enable them deal with threats on national unity and security more effectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 05, 2019 @ 20:53

Report lodged with Perak MACC over power abuse by state Education Dept officer

A report has been lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged power abuse by an officer at the Perak Education Department involving the placement of headmasters at three Chinese-national types schools in Kinta Utara district.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Mar 05, 2019 @ 20:40

Mandatory child safety seats next year

The use of child safety seats and seat belts for rear passengers will be made mandatory for all private cars from January next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 05, 2019 @ 20:00

Minister: New index to reflect ‘real’ cost of living

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is confident that a new cost of living index can reduce the people’s cost of living, especially in the context of the price of goods. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Mar 05, 2019 @ 20:00

Transport Ministry mulls decentralising stage bus system to reduce subsidy

The government may soon decentralise the stage bus system nationwide in an effort to reduce its annual subsidy, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Mar 05, 2019 @ 19:16

Little disagreement between federal gov’t, Sabah, Sarawak on MA63: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today held a meeting for almost two hours on the review of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and said there was little disagreement between the federal government and the Sabah and Sarawak governments on the matter. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 05, 2019 @ 17:20

MyCC busts eight companies for bid-rigging, proposes RM1.9m in penalties

Eight companies could face penalties amounting to RM1.936 million after they were discovered to have used bid-rigging in public procurement by the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 05, 2019 @ 16:45

Zahid unilaterally announced Nazri as BN sec-gen, claim MCA and MIC

MCA and MIC today argued that Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz’s appointment as Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general was invalid, as it was not made in accordance with the coalition’s constitution. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Mar 05, 2019 @ 16:08

Increase minimum wage to bridge gap with Belanjawan guide, says Gerakan

The government should increase the minimum wage to RM 1,500, as it had promised in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) election manifesto, to enable workers to reach RM1,870 in spending, Gerakan National President Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai said today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 05, 2019 @ 16:06

MCA, MIC against Nazri attending BN supreme council meeting

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz should not attend an upcoming Barisan Nasional supreme council meeting, as his appointment as secretary-general is unconstitutional, say MCA and MIC. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 05, 2019 @ 15:46

More than 900 police reports lodged over insults on Islam and Prophet Muhammad

A total of 929 police reports have been lodged over insults on Islam, Prophet Muhammad and his wife, Siti Aisyah, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 05, 2019 @ 15:05

Announcement soon on switch to digital broadcasting, says Gobind

An announcement is to be made in the second quarter of this year on the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 05, 2019 @ 14:45

Primary Industries ministry proposes cap on oil palm plantations

The Ministry of Primary Industries will be presenting a proposal to the Cabinet this month to cap the maximum area for oil palm plantations at about 6.5 million hectares (ha), up from the 5.85 million ha, as at end-2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 05, 2019 @ 13:14

Dewan Rakyat: Q&A session limited to six minutes as part of reform

The second session of the Dewan Rakyat which will kick off next week will see the first of a number of Parliament reforms being put in place. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 05, 2019 @ 12:30

Penang turns to rent-to-own schemes to clear long waiting list for public housing

The Penang state government will turn some of its low cost housing units into rent-to-own schemes and offer it to those who applied for people’s housing project (PPR) units. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS RM90mil Mar 05, 2019 @ 11:34

KTMB chairman grilled by MACC over graft claim

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) chairman Datuk Rameli Musa arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here this morning to give his statement on allegations of money laundering. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 05, 2019 @ 08:00

Malaysia gets own Forest Stewardship grading standards now, but are they effective?

Malaysia became the first Southeast Asian country to have a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standards, a supposedly rigorous set of criteria for best practices governing forest management. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 04, 2019 @ 19:23

Education Ministry moots replacement of AUKU to empower students 

The Education Ministry is formulating a proposal to replace the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU) with more progressive and dynamic laws by 2020. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 05, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Include digital have-nots’

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says for the country to become a digital economy powerhouse, “digital have-nots” must be included in the agenda.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Mar 04, 2019 @ 21:15

Indonesian workers to benefit from Socso-BPJS deal

A structured information-sharing system which will bring about better protection for Indonesian workers in Malaysia will be established now that the Social Security Organisation (Socso) and the Indonesian Manpower Social Security Administration Agency (BPJS) have signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Mar 05, 2019 

Petros not another 1MDB – CM

Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) is a transparent regulatory authority of oil and gas activities in the state and not another 1MDB entity as claimed by a news portal, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

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Mar 04, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Mar 04, 2019 @ 21:15

Indonesian workers to benefit from Socso-BPJS deal

A structured information-sharing system which will bring about better protection for Indonesian workers in Malaysia will be established now that the Social Security Organisation (Socso) and the Indonesian Manpower Social Security Administration Agency (BPJS) have signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 04, 2019 @ 21:14

Police, MACC reports lodged over misappropriation issues involving MICTH

The state government has lodged reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) two days ago in connection with several misappropriation issues involving Melaka ICT Holdings Sdn Bhd (MICTH). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 04, 2019 @ 19:23

Education Ministry moots replacement of AUKU to empower students 

The Education Ministry is formulating a proposal to replace the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU) with more progressive and dynamic laws by 2020. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 04, 2019 @ 17:18

One agency to manage efficient satellite data and information gathering

The National Space Agency (Angkasa) and Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) have been merged into one agency to improve work efficiencies by optimising the use of existing resources and facilities. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 04, 2019 @ 17:00

After MIC, MCA’s exit plan, Nazri confirms cooperation with PAS in GE15

Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said today a permanent alliance with PAS will be created in time for the 15th general election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 04, 2019 @ 16:18

MCA, MIC exploring new alliance

MCA and MIC have decided that they are left with no choice but to move on from Barisan Nasional and explore a new alliance to reflect the true intentions of unity in diversity.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 04, 2019 @ 16:00

Umno sec-gen: BN Supreme Council should meet soon, discuss Nazri’s position

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has today urged the Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council to convene as soon as possible to decide the coalition’s fate, backing a similar call made by MCA and MIC. |