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Mar 14, 2019

New Malaysia New Initiatives Mar 14, 2019 @ 23:30

Fed Govt contributes RM9.3m for anti-rabies operation in Sarawak

The Pakatan Harapan federal government has contributed RM9.3 million for the ongoing anti-rabies operation in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Toxic Pollution Mar 14, 2019 @ 22:55

Suspected chemical waste in Klang River

The disposal by irresponsible parties of waste suspected to contain chemical substances was detected in the Klang River today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 14, 2019 @ 22:51

20 new infrastructure projects to be implemented this year: Baru Bian

The Works Ministry will implement 20 new infrastructure projects worth RM5.26 billion this year that will help stimulate the country’s economy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Mar 14, 2019 @ 22:02

Lukewarm response from e-hailing, taxi drivers on Socso contributions

Only 11,000 out of the 250,000 taxi and e-hailing drivers in the country are making contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) since it was made mandatory for them from Nov 1 last year, according to Socso’s head of division for the self-employed, Zainal Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Toxic Pollution Mar 14, 2019 @ 22:00

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not ruled out the possibility that the Environmental Quality Act 1974 would be reviewed in light of the serious pollution caused by the dumping of chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Mar 14, 2019 @ 20:00

EC to review redelineation of electoral boundaries approved last year

The Election Commission (EC) is studying the redelineation of the electoral boundaries approved by the Dewan Rakyat last year to see if it was implemented fairly and within the law. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 14, 2019 @ 18:46

New economic policy needed to address challenges faced by Malays

The new Malay economic policy which will be formulated to address current challenges faced by the Malays will be a realignment of the previous New Economic Policy launched in 1971. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 14, 2019 @ 18:30

MED raises financing allocations for co-ops, SMEs

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry has instructed Bank Rakyat to raise the financing allocations for cooperatives and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to 30% over the next few years from the current 10%.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Mar 14, 2019 @ 18:30

Lawyer: Malaysian-born child declared non-citizen can’t seek citizenship without proving statelessness

A child who was born in Malaysia and registered by local authorities as a non-citizen has to first prove she is “stateless” before she can use a constitutional provision to be recognised as Malaysian, the High Court here was told.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Mar 14, 2019 @ 17:27

EC to study whether Parliament can amend redelineation exercise

Election Commission (EC) is looking to see if Parliament can allow amendments to the redelineation exercise carried out just before the 14th general election (GE14). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 14, 2019 @ 17:11

Over 900 victims so far in Pasir Gudang toxic pollution case

A total of 937 cases of victims poisoned by toxic fumes in Pasir Gudang have been recorded since last Thursday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:35

Wan Azizah: Additional RM45mil for i-Suri programme this year

The government has provided an additional allocation of RM45 million to the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry for implementation of the Suri Incentive Scheme (i-Suri) this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:30

Prices of 568 consumer goods decrease during May-Dec 2018 period

A total of 568 goods or 63.2 per cent of 900 consumer goods saw a price reduction between May-December 2018, says the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MINDEF Land Scandal Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:18

Mat Sabu: Up to Cabinet to make public report on Mindef land swaps

It is up to the Cabinet to decide whether to make public the report on the more than RM500mil losses suffered by the Defence Ministry through land swap deals, says its minister Mohamad Sabu. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:10

It takes time to make vaccinations compulsory: Health Ministry

It will take time to implement mandatory vaccination for infants and children, because the relevant legislation and regulations have to be amended or re-drafted first. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:57

High ranking DAP reps sue JMM chief

Three senior MPs and a senator from the DAP have sent a letter of demand to businessman Datuk Azwanuddin Hamzah, over several allegations he made against them on YouTube. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:49

Gov’t shelves plan to impose curfew on teens

The government has decided not to proceed with its plan to impose a curfew on those below 18 years of age, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail announced today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt: DAP Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:30

Ramkarpal blasts AG for freeing Indonesian but not Vietnamese in Jong-nam case

Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh criticised as “mind-boggling” the attorney general’s decision to maintain charges against one suspect after freeing another in the case of Kim Jong-nam’s murder. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 14, 2019 @ 14:55

Malaysia's securities regulator issues Goldman Sachs with show-cause letter

Malaysia’s securities commission said on Thursday that it has issued a show-cause letter to Goldman Sachs, which is embroiled in multi-jurisdictional investigations into Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Mar 14, 2019 @ 14:30

Minister: DBKL to hold new public hearings on Taman Tiara Titiwangsa condo

City Hall will arrange fresh public hearings for objections to a high-density project in Taman Tiara Titiwangsa, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 14, 2019 @ 12:42

PAC urges govt to come up with SOP for maintenance of assets

The Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has urged the government to come up with a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SOP) for maintenance of its assets so it can be used for a long period.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 14, 2019 @ 12:39

Dewan Rakyat passes emergency motion to debate Pasir Gudang pollution

Dewan Rakyat speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff has passed an emergency motion to debate the toxic chemical waste dumping incident in Pasir Gudang, Johor today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 14, 2019 @ 12:00

Six questions about: Pasir Gudang chemical dumping

As of today, the illegal dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor has forced the closure of all 111 schools in the area and made 506 people sick. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite Mining Mar 14, 2019 @ 11:49

Fuziah urges people to take part in dialogue session on bauxite next month

Kuantan lawmaker Fuziah Salleh today urged the public to attend a dialogue session on bauxite mining standard operating procedure (SOP) on April 14, to voice out their opinion and concern on the matter. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Mar 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Kulasegaran says wage floor not up to him alone

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said he is not empowered to unilaterally alter the minimum monthly wage of RM1,100 as it was decided in consultation with the National Wages Consultative Council. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Opposition anxious over Shafie's plan to legalise stateless children

Opposition politicians in Sabah are concerned over Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s plan to help legalise stateless children who have one parent who is local. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 13, 2019 @ 01:20

Contractor gets cold feet, turns in 'KDN' officers

A contractor who had second thoughts about greasing the palms of 'Home Ministry officers' to get his quota of foreign workers approved, led to the discovery of a syndicate specialising in forging work permits. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 14, 2019 

Ensuring oil palm smallholders MSPO-certified

The Ministry of Primary Industries will work together with the Sarawak government to ensure that all oil palm smallholders in the state obtain Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Mar 13, 2019

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 13, 2019 @ 23:50

Special committee to study if ‘Mak Yong’ art form is syariah-compliant

Kelantan has set up a special committee to study whether every aspect of the “Mak Yong” art form is syariah-compliant, said a state executive councillor (exco). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MITI Mar 13, 2019 @ 23:30

Miti: No limit to number of approved permits to be issued

There is no limit to the number of approved permits (AP) to be released throughout the year under the new open AP policy implemented from January 1, 2019, said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti). |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 13, 2019 @ 23:30

Domestic Trade Ministry to take action against online traders who fail to disclose product details

To ensure that consumer rights are better protected, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will get cracking on online traders by making sure that they display all product details, before finalising transactions.​ |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Mar 13, 2019 @ 22:10

Ministry targets RM350mil durian export to China this year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry aims to export 223,716 tonnes of frozen durian in the form of cloves and paste valued at RM350 million to China this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 13, 2019 @ 20:24

Statements based only on media reports, social media cannot be discussed in Dewan Rakyat

Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff has ruled that any statements based solely on media reports and social media postings shall not be discussed in the August House. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 13, 2019 @ 19:35

More than RM18 million in rent arrears owed to state

More than RM18 million in rental arrears is owed to the state by tenants at the People’s Housing Project (PPR) and council rental units. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 13, 2019 @ 16:56

New PTPTN repayment scheme to be known after June

The new mechanism for the repayment of the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loan is expected to be announced in the next few months. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 13, 2019 @ 16:30

Guan Eng: Dr M never said Malaysia Airlines will be sold off

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today clarified that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not say that Putrajaya will sell the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 13, 2019 @ 15:47

MOE allocates RM17.3m for first degree scholarship programme this year

n allocation of RM17.3 million has been set aside by the Ministry of Education (MOE) for the undergraduate degree scholarship programme this year, according to Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Judicial Scandal Mar 13, 2019 @ 15:03

IGP: Police still recording statements over claims of judicial misconduct

Police still need to record statements from several individuals to complete investigations into claims of judicial misconduct made by a judge. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 13, 2019 @ 14:02

Liew: Govt can't interfere in court's decision over FB user's 10-year sentence

While some have deemed it excessive, the government cannot interfere in the court's decision to impose a 10-year jail sentence on a man who insulted Islam, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:59

Ministry gets 101 applications from govt agencies to set up nurseries

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has received a total of 101 applications from government agencies to set up nurseries in the workplace. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: Najib's Trial Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:57

Najib pleads not guilty in SRC money laundering trial

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak maintains his plea of innocence on three counts of money laundering relating to SRC International Sdn Bhd five years ago. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:45

Penang’s proposed reclamation will ‘kill’ us all, say fishermen

The proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) will “kill” off all fishermen along the coast of Penang and northern Perak, not only in Permatang Damar Laut, a group of fishermen claimed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite Mining Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:37

No bauxite mining even after moratorium ends on March 31

Bauxite mining and export activities in Pahang will not be allowed despite the end of a moratorium on March 31, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Law Amendments Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:31

Mandatory death penalty to be repealed for 11 criminal offences: Hanipa

The mandatory death penalty for 11 criminal offences are to be repealed and substituted with the death penalty imposed at the discretion of the court, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:30

Police allow Malaysian IS recruits to come home if they agree to rehab

Malaysians who left the country to fight for global terror network Islamic State (IS) can now return if they are willing to meet the government’s conditions, Counterterrorism head Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:30

Umno sec-gen admits no race can rule country alone

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa conceded that no ethnic community in Malaysia is capable of governing the country by itself, notwithstanding his party’s alliance with PAS in the name of Malay-Muslim interests. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:38

Mechanism for targeted fuel subsidy still not finalised

With only a few months to go before a targeted fuel subsidy system is rolled out, the government has yet to make a final decision on how the mechanism should be implemented. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:07

US Federal Reserve bars 2 ex-Goldman bankers tied to 1MDB scandal

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday barred two former Goldman Sachs executives from working in the banking industry because of their roles in a multibillion-dollar fraud involving a Malaysian government investment fund. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Subsidies Mar 13, 2019 

Transport subsidy for essential goods not cancelled but fine-tuned — Chong

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government did not cancel the transport subsidy for essential goods for rural areas in Sabah and Sarawak. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Mar 13, 2019 @ 10:39

Agro Ministry to 'fight' for higher allowance for fishermen, farmers

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said the ministry is 'fighting' to have the cost of living aid (ESH) for fishermen and farmers to be raised to RM300, from RM200 currently. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 13, 2019 @ 09:54

PH govt looking for solutions to address people’s problems

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has focused on efforts to rehabilitate and stimulate the country’s economy, as well as promoting a good image of Malaysia at international level, said political analyst Dr Mazlan Ali. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Mar 13, 2019 @ 07:00

737 Max 8 can’t land here

The Civil Avia­tion Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights from landing in and taking off from Malaysia airports following two fatal accidents involving the plane model in less than five months.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 13, 2019 @ 07:00

‘All religions must be respected’

Insulting Islam is unacceptable. Similarly, other religions in the country need to be equally respected, said moderate advocators.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 13, 2019 

Legal action as last resort if fed govt fails to fully implement MA63

The state government could opt to take a legal action against the federal government as a ‘last resort’ if the latter fails to fully implement the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), said Sabah Law Society president Brenndon Keith Soh. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Mar 13, 2019 @ 00:30

CIMB calls out fake news about Guan Eng’s bank account

CIMB Bank denied today an old video claiming that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had a lot of money stashed in a CIMB account. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 13, 2019 @ 07:00

IJN rebuts Yahya’s claims

Almost 80% of patients seeking treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) are public patients, and it certainly does not lean towards profit-driven private care, says IJN CEO Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 13, 2019 @ 00:14

Police record statements from three rally organisers

The police today recorded statements from three organisers of the rally held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebration that saw participation of LGBT supporters at Dataran Merdeka here on Saturday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 12, 2019 @ 23:05

PPIM: Consumers, traders must share pollution charge for use of plastic bags

The 20 sen pollution charge should not be borne by consumers only, but should be equally shared by traders for making a profit from the sale of plastic bags, said the Malaysian Islamic Consumers Association (PPIM). |Read more >|NST

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Mar 12, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt:Law Amendments Mar 12, 2019 @ 22:58

10-day notice in Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 to be amended

The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding a rally, says its Deputy Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 21:31

Chaos in Dewan Rakyat first day sitting over corruption issue

The first day sitting of the Dewan Rakyat today has turned into chaos when Johor Baru MP Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir questioned corrupt practices among political party leaders. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Mar 12, 2019 @ 21:24

Govt looking at options to ensure RTS remains on track, says Loke

The government is looking at options to ensure the Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Johor Baru and Singapore remains on track, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 12, 2019 @ 21:17

Najib: Privatisation not a solution to address bloated civil service issue

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak disagrees with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's plan to privatise parts of the public sector to address its bloated size. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Mar 12, 2019 @ 21:14

Safeguard judicial independence, says MCA after Siti Aisyah's charge dropped

MCA has questioned Malaysia's judicial independence after the murder charge against Indonesian Siti Aisyah was dropped.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 20:21

10,000 complaints about provocations against Islam in 7 days

The special unit set up by the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) to monitor all forms of provocation against Islam has received 10,000 complaints in just seven days. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 20:00

Sabah to help children born locally but considered foreigners, says Shafie

Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said it will continue to support a programme to help children born in Sabah, who are classified as foreigners despite being born to one local parent. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 12, 2019 @ 19:00

Ex-MD says Khazanah not meant to aid Bumiputera

Former Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim said today he was surprised when the prime minister claimed the state investment firm was set up to help the Bumiputera. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 18:55

New Malay economic policy on the cards

The government will formulate a new Malay economic policy in its efforts to address current challenges. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 18:35

Malaysia 'subsidises' RM2.4b a year to Singapore for water, says Saifuddin

Based on the price of water sold to Singapore according to the 1962 Water Agreement, the republic can be said to have received at least RM2.4 billion in "subsidy", or RM42 million a year or roughly RM100,000 a day from Malaysia, the Dewan Rakyat was told. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 12, 2019 @ 18:30

Now lawyers can save time, money with video-conferencing at courts

Lawyers will now be able to save on costs and time with the new option of video-conferencing for court cases in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Shah Alam.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 12, 2019 @ 17:45

Evicted Taman Manggis residents end protest at Komtar

The seven-day saga involving the evicted residents of Taman Manggis’ people’s housing project (PPR) drew to a close today following negotiations with state officials. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 17:30

Economic Affairs Ministry to draft new Malay Economic Policy

The Economic Affairs Ministry said today it would draft a new Malay economic policy that prioritised growth and guaranteed equality and shared prosperity. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA Mar 12, 2019 @ 17:29

32,316 fishermen eligible for ESH this year

A total of 32,316 fishermen throughout the country are eligible for the ‘cost-of-living’ (ESH) allowance from the government this year, after a vetting process was carried out. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Defence Mar 12, 2019 @ 17:23

Ministry drafting national security white paper focusing on 'total defence'

The Defence Ministry is drafting a white paper on boosting national security that focuses on “total defence”. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Mar 12, 2019 @ 16:43

1km stretch along Jalan TAR to be closed on weekends

The 1km stretch from Jalan Esfahan and Jalan Melayu on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) will be closed to private vehicles on weekends throughout next month said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 12, 2019 @ 16:30

PPR applicant blasts Taman Manggis holdouts as selfish

A clerk who has applied repeatedly without success for a people’s housing project (PPR) unit here has labelled evicted PPR tenants who refuse to move out as “selfish”. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 12, 2019 @ 16:24

Pause special operation on Sungai Ichat farmers, says Tanah Rata assemblyman

Tanah Rata assemblyman Chiong Yoke Kong is appealing to the state government to temporarily halt its special operation against farms near Sungai Ichat in Cameron Highlands. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Mar 12, 2019 @ 16:20

PH strongly backs Mahathir as prime minister, says Azmin

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today brushed aside talk of a vote of no-confidence against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and said the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition strongly backs the Prime Minister. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Mar 12, 2019 @ 15:24

Ramadan bazaar operators to apply directly to DBKL

Stall owners seeking to set up shop at special lots for the coming Ramadan bazaar this May can now apply directly to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 12, 2019 @ 15:18

The dog ate my homework? Najib's SRC trial postponed after lawyer Shafee injured by his pet

A hearing on the appeal filed by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak relating to his criminal charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds has been postponed to Friday (March 15) due to an injury suffered by the former premier's lead counsel, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

 

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Mar 12, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 14:30

Deputy home minister suggests possible review of assembly law

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman indicated today that his ministry would propose amending the 10-day notice provision in the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 14:27

Rubber smallholders urged to register for authorisation permit

Rubber smallholders have been urged to register for the Rubber Transaction Authorisation Permit (PAT-G) card with the Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM) to enable them to make claims under the Rubber Production Incentive (IPG) scheme.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 12, 2019 @ 14:22

Issuance of Samurai Bond successful: Lim

The government has successfully issued the Samurai Bond with oversubscription of more than 1.6 times at ¥324.7 billion (12 billion) against ¥200 billion (RM7.3 billion) offered, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 12, 2019 @ 14:03

Serious consideration before total ban on import of cigarettes

The government does not dismiss the possibility of banning the import and sale of cigarettes in the country altogether, but said serious consideration must be made on the implications of such moves. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 12, 2019 @ 14:00

Khairy claims Putrajaya didn’t need Petronas money for GST refund

The Pakatan Harapan federal government might not have needed to use the RM30 billion special dividend from national oil company Petronas to repay the RM27 billion in outstanding tax owed, Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin suggested today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Mar 12, 2019 @ 13:43

Dr M: Dr Steram allowed to contest under Pakatan despite debt allegation

Dr S. Steram is allowed to contest under Pakatan Harapan’s banner in the Rantau by-election, despite allegations that the Rembau PKR deputy chief had failed to repay a RM62,000 debt. |Read more >| TheStar

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally  Mar 12, 2019 @ 13:36

LGBT rally goers must respect sensitivities of majority, says Azis

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rally goers should respect the religious and cultural sensitivities in the country if they also want to be respected, according to Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 13:28

Irrelevant agencies created by previous govt will have to go, says Dr M

The government will abolish irrelevant government agencies created by the previous administration that bring no benefit to the country and economy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoH Mar 12, 2019 @ 13:16

Ministry mulls use of AI to improve healthcare industry

The Health Ministry is planning to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve efficiency and services delivery in the healthcare sector, its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 13:05

Dropping of murder charge against Siti according to law, says Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the withdrawal of the murder charge against an Indonesian in the killing of North Korean Kim Jong-nam adhered to the rule of law. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:51

Dr M: Government must follow rule of law in prosecuting those linked to 1MDB

The Government must follow the rule of law in bringing those responsible for the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal to justice, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:36

PM: Gov't departments may be privatised to trim civil servants

Several government departments may be privatised to house staff members who will be removed from civil service. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:32

Man detained for insulting Hindu religion

A 52-year-old Facebook user was arrested by police in Bentong, Pahang late on Monday for allegedly posting insulting comments against Hindus in the social media. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiative: MCMC Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:30

Gobind says RTM to broadcast live 10 of 19 MotoGP races this year

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will broadcast live 10 of the 19 MotoGP 2019 races to be held around the world, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:29

PM: Gov't to decide whether to sell off, refinance or shut down MAS

The government is looking into ways to resolve Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) financial conundrum with several options on the table, including shutting down the national carrier. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:13

Gobind says committed to free speech following 'new law' for portals announcement

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s announcement yesterday that a new law is being mulled which would hold news portals accountable for inflammatory remarks by their readers triggered an uproar among free-speech advocates. |Read more >|NST

 

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

PM blames indiscriminate civil service pay hikes for rising prices

The previous government’s “blatant” salary increments for public workers was among causes of rising living costs, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 12, 2019 @ 11:54

News portals must self-regulate comments on social media: Gobind

News portals must practise self-regulation by moderating their news and comments posted onto their website. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 12, 2019 @ 11:30

Gobind: Report on 5G testbed, trials ready in fourth quarter of 2019

A report on the 5G Testbed and Trials is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 12, 2019 @ 10:30

PSM: Malaysians voted for progress

The 14th general election result showed Malaysians wanted to move on from the repressive policies of Barisan Nasional, Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s (PSM) women’s desk said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 12, 2019 @ 10:30

Cameron Highlands rep takes oath as first Orang Asli MP

Barisan Nasional’s Ramli Mohd Noor was sworn in to the Dewan Rakyat today, marking the first Orang Asli federal lawmaker in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Mar 12, 2019 @ 07:41

National income tax still competitive: IRB

The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Kulasegaran: Nothing dodgy about HRDF appointments

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said recent appointees to the board of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) were all trustworthy former corporate titans. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Mar 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Pakatan banking on non-Malay support

Pakatan Harapan is depending on the non-Malay voters who can help it win the Rantau state seat, say party insiders.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Agency expects chaotic period when workers are sent home

While employers say the government’s move to stop the outsourcing of foreign labour will benefit workers, an agency owner expects manufacturers to face a chaotic period and slowdown in their productivity in the next few months when the practice ends on March 31. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Govt may extend housing loan tenure

The property glut shows no signs of abating and the government is considering raising the maximum tenure of housing loan to 40 years to reduce the overhang.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Three-day reprieve granted to evicted residents ends

The three-day reprieve granted to the evicted residents at the Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project (PPR) may have ended but there seems to be no end in sight to the issue as they continued to camp outside Komtar to protest against the eviction. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 12, 2019 @ 00:04

Police confirms report on video advocating splashing acid on Mujahid

The office of the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) today lodged a police report at the Putrajaya District Police Headquarters (DPH) concerning a threat to splash acid on the minister concerned, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Mar 12, 2019 

Upko Youth: Review present parliament electoral boundary to create new seats in Sabah, S’wak

United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) Youth has called on the government and Election Commission (EC) to review the present parliament electoral boundary with the view to create new Parliamentary seats in Sabah and Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 11, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Mar 11, 2019 @ 23:17

Zuraida: Stern action against illegal renting out, selling of PPR units

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has warned that stern action would soon be taken against illegal renting out or selling of Public Housing Project (PPR) units to others by the tenants or buyers to prevent abuse of the project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Mar 11, 2019 @ 22:25

Long haul truckers must have co-drivers, says RTD

Many road users are unhappy about lorries parking dangerously in highway emergency lanes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 11, 2019 @ 22:08

Surendran: Pakatan acting like BN, no such thing as ‘illegal assembly’

Lawyer N. Surendran has criticised Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for claiming that the Women’s Day march was held without a permit. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 19:31

Action taken for the benefit of the majority

The Penang Islamic Religious Council (MAINPP) has dismissed claims that it had acted inhumanely in the eviction of 14 families from the Tanah Wakaf Masjid Abdul Cauder recently. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 19:26

Political governance and accountability key to erasing corrupt past: GIACC

What are the ideal bricks needed to build a reformed, stronger governance ecosystem to protect public interest from the past corruption and financial abuses? |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 18:35

Check health of children before receiving them, caregivers told

Childcare centre (nursery) operators should check the health of the children before receiving them from parents. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Rantau By-election Mar 11, 2019 @ 18:00

PKR picks Dr Streram as candidate for Rantau by-election

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has picked Datuk Dr S. Streram to contest on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ticket in the Rantau by-election next month. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 11, 2019 @ 17:15

No permit issued for Women’s Day march: Muhyiddin

No permit was issued by the authorities to hold the International Women’s Day march to demand for the protection of the rights of women and minorities near a shopping centre in federal capital on Saturday, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 16:57

Unemployed man gets 7 months, RM10k fine for FB post insulting Islam

The sessions court today sentenced an unemployed man to seven months’ jail and fined him RM10,000, in default two months’ jail, for having insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a post on his Facebook account last month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 11, 2019 @ 16:20

Noraini Ahmad proposed as new PAC chairman

Wanita Umno chief Noraini Ahmad (pic) has been proposed as the new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman, says Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 16:05

Dr M likens PAS-Umno alliance to same-sex marriage

PAS and Umno are free to form any form of alliance as this is a democratic country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Penang PPR Mar 11, 2019 @ 16:00

Taman Manggis tenants can’t sue government over eviction, says lawyer

The evicted tenants of the Taman Manggis people’s housing project flats cannot sue the state government under the Specific Relief Act 1950, lawyer Rajivan Nambiar said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 11, 2019 @ 15:52

Set-up of unity govt by Umno and PAS by April, says Ismail

The working arrangement of a proposed unity government between Umno and PAS in Kelantan and Terengganu will be known by April, says newly minted opposition leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Khazanah Mar 11, 2019 @ 15:47

Khazanah needs comprehensive plan for non-performing companies: Azmin

Khazanah Nasional Bhd needs a comprehensive plan to revive non-performing companies under its management to ensure better returns at end-2019, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 15:22

'Sometimes they are provoked by the press

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted that his Cabinet members made mistakes and reiterated that they needed time to improve themselves. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | IWD Rally Mar 11, 2019 @ 15:00

DPM maintains ‘LGBT is haram’ stance, says against societal norms

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail reiterated today that Muslims cannot support the LGBT community, amid conservative uproar over the group’s presence at a Women’s Day march last Saturday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 14:44

We take care of Malays too but don’t boast about it, says Tun M

Pakatan Harapan (PH) takes care of the interests of the Malays too, except that the coalition does not brag about it, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 14:44

We take care of Malays too but don’t boast about it, says Tun M

Pakatan Harapan (PH) takes care of the interests of the Malays too, except that the coalition does not brag about it, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 11, 2019 @ 14:03

Comment section on online portals abused, says Gobind

The government may introduce a law to deal with racist and sensitive comments on online news portals and social media. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 11, 2019 @ 13:18

Food Basket programme reaches Sabah's Tungku district

When words got out about the Food Basket programme arriving at the Tungku district near here, Siti Hanyah Johardi did not waste time to get monthly food supply for her malnourished daughter. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 11:35

Agong arrives to open 2nd Parliament session

Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has arrived this morning to open the first meeting of the second session of the 14th Parliament, here, today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 11, 2019 @ 11:31

More free bus routes for Selangor

Selangor residents will soon enjoy more free bus services around Klang and Shah Alam when new routes are added by this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 11, 2019 @ 11:17

Take action against those who undermine national unity, says Agon

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah wants firm action be taken against those who undermine national unity and harmony in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Differing views on sentence imposed on man who insulted Islam

Several political parties have differing views over the sentence imposed on a man who was found guilty of insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Mar 11, 2019 

Digital infrastructure boost for indigenous art

The Sarawak government will see to it that digital infrastructure is put in place to promote indigenous art products in the state to the world. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 15, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 15, 2019 @ 22:16

13 more Tanah Wakaf Abdul Cauder residents to be charged for obstructing, injuring police

More residents of the endowment land in Tanah Wakaf Abdul Cauder, Jalan Mengkuang will be charged in the Butterworth Sessions Court near here for hindering and injuring a civil servant from discharging his duties. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 15, 2019 @ 20:34

Dr M: Kiandee will not be asked to step down as PAC chairman even if he’s a Pakatan MP now

Beluran MP Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee will not be asked to step down as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman even though he is now a Pakatan Harapan MP.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 15, 2019 @ 20:26

No automatic citizenship in stateless children census, says Aziz Jamman

The Home Ministry’s plan to provide documentation to stateless children is not an automatic issuance of citizenship, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu Mar 15, 2019 @ 19:57

Four MPs, 2 assemblymen and 2 senators from Sabah receive Bersatu member cards

Four parliamentarians, two senators and two assemblymen, all from Sabah, received their Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) official membership cards today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 15, 2019 @ 18:00

Shafee: Discharge Najib over RM42m and recharge him, or rehear transfer

Datuk Seri Najib Razak should either be released from his seven charges over RM42 million of an ex-1MDB unit’s funds and be charged again over the same matter, or have the High Court decide again on a dispute involving the procedure for the transfer of his case between courts, his lawyer said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 15, 2019 @ 17:16

Malaysia makes it loud and clear on zero tolerance on illicit drug trafficking

Malaysia has made it loud and clear on its non-compromising stance in combating illicit drug trafficking and doing all it can to disrupt the drug supply chain. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 15, 2019 @ 17:00

MCMC: Do not upload or share Christchurch massacre videos online

MCMC (Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission) has issued a statement urging the general public to refrain from sharing the violent video recording from the Christchurch massacre. They also seek cooperation from various service providers to remove the disturbing content. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Energy Mar 15, 2019 @ 16:49

Large hydroelectric dams only as a 'last resort', says Deputy Energy Minister

Large hydroelectric dams will only be considered as a "last resort" as Malaysia moves towards its 20% renewable energy target by 2020, says deputy Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 15, 2019 @ 08:55

Seven food premises ordered to close: MPSJ

Seven food premises have been ordered to close for breaching the terms and condition of their licence in a five-hour integrated operation which ended at 2 am today by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) in Serdang Perdana here. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MITI Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:30

No more caps but AP criteria tighter now, deputy minister says

Contrary to allegations, businesses selected to receive Open Approved Permits (APs) for the import of reconditioned foreign cars are subject to tighter regulations by the Pakatan Harapan government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 15, 2019 @ 12:11

IGP: No arrests yet in Pasir Gudang chemical dumping case

There have yet to be any arrests made in connection with the toxic dumping incident in Pasir Gudang.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 15, 2019 @ 09:10

'Toxic waste dumping going on for years'

The dumping of toxic waste in Sungai Kim Kim has apparently been happening for years. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Two ‘Home Ministry officials’ remanded

Two men who thought they could get away with pretending to be Home Ministry officials with the authority to approve quotas for foreign workers are being held for four days by graft investigators over allegations of bribery amounting to RM75,000. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 15, 2019 

CM: Sarawak to find other ways, means to generate income

Sarawak will find its own ways and means to generate income instead of waiting for the oil and gas royalty because negotiation on the matter is still ongoing since the time of the last chief minister. |Read more >|BorneoPost