Building A New Malaysia | 

ANM in the News Archive March 11 - 20,  2020

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 New Application >

 

MySalam Registration >

March 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 09:00

Symptom-free people can take Covid-19 test at home: Health Ministry

People who do not have symptoms can take the Covid-19 test at home without having to go to a health facility, according to the Health Ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 09:00

Youth and Sports Ministry announces seven initiatives to lighten burden of youths

The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) yesterday announced the implementation of seven initiatives to lighten the burden of youths affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) starting Wednesday until March 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 10:00

Covid-19: Melaka announces RM6.53m incentives

The Melaka government yesterday announced eight incentives involving an allocation of RM6.53 million to help those affected by Covid-19.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 07:00

States roll out aid to ease impact of Covid-19

Some 6,000 healthcare workers on duty battling Covid-19 in the nine public hospitals in Selangor will receive a one-off incentive of RM200 each.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 212020 @ 07:00

KTMB reduces passenger services

KTM Bhd (KTMB) has reduced the number of passenger services effective today.|Read more >|TheStar

 

March 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 21:00

Third Covid-19 death in Malaysia

Malaysia has recorded its third Covid-19 death, the Health Ministry announced today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 18:00

MoH, TNB initiate financial support to fight Covid-19

The Health Ministry (MoH) together with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has initiated an action coalition to encourage corporate companies in Malaysia to collaborate with the government and work together to fight the Covid-19 virus outbreak in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 202020 @ 15:00

Bersatu sec-gen Marzuki Yahya sacked from post

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya has been sacked from his post, says party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 15:00

COVID-19: Government gives green light to import face masks

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has given the green light for the importation of face masks into the country to ensure there is enough supply in the local market.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 14:00

Govt to provide for students stranded on campus

The government will provide food to students who are staying in university or college campuses following the imposition of the movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 14:00

Now, food trucks in KL and Putrajaya to shut down too

Food truck operators in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya has been asked to shut down their operations temporarily to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 14:00

Kelantan allocates RM5mil for underprivileged during MCO

Kelantan state government will allocate RM5mil in special allocation to fight Covid-19, says Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 13:00

Army to be deployed on Sunday to help enforce MCO

The army will be deployed to civilian areas beginning this Sunday to assist the police in managing and enforcing the Movement Control Order (MCO), which took effect on Wednesday, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 13:00

Up to 1m Malaysians could face unemployment

Up to one million Malaysians could lose their jobs if 10% of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the country go bust in the coming months.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 12:00

Johor rolls out aid measures for residents facing Covid-19 crisis

The Johor government today launched the Johor Ihsan Initiative to assist state residents affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 12:00

Covid-19: RM127.78 million economic stimulus package for Selangor

Selangor has announced a RM127.78 million economic stimulus package comprising seven initiatives to counter the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 07:00

You can make a report against your boss if you’re a non-essential worker forced to work

Workers in non-essential services can lodge police report against their employers if they were forced to work during the Movement Control Order (MOC) period.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 07:00

RM500 cash assistance for poor petty traders, hawkers

The Penang Islamic Religious Council (MAINPP), through Zakat Penang, will provide a one-off RM500 cash assistance to petty traders, hawkers and workers categorised as hard core poor following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 07:00

Eateries cry foul as DBKL directs them to close, even for takeaways and deliveries

Owners of food stalls admitted that they are still confused over whether they can continue business due to inconsistent instructions received on the ground.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 202020 @ 07:00

Can wet markets operate or not? Ipoh is confused

There is a lot of confusion among the people in the city as to whether the public wet markets here will be allowed to operate or would have to close.|Read more >|TheStar

 

March 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 19:00

Food boxes to be distributed to targeted groups in Perak

The state government has allocated RM720,000 to provide food boxes to the targeted groups in Perak in order to ease their hardship during the two-week Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 17:00

Electricity bill discounts for six months from April

All electricity consumers nationwide will be given discounts up to six months from April 1 to Sept 30 for consumption bill.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 17:00

JPJ to temporarily close all counters after large numbers throng offices

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will close its counters from Friday (March 20) until a date to be announced later after large numbers of people were seen thronging its offices.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

March 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 12:00

Tertiary students not allowed to leave dorms, hostels in new MCO guidelines

Students residing in hostels, dormitories and rented properties are not allowed to leave the premises to return to their hometown or homeland during the duration of the National Security Council’s (NSC) movement control order (MCO), says the Higher Education Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 13:00

Military to be mobilised if M’sians remain stubborn, says Defence Minister

The government may be forced to mobilise its military if the public continue to disregard the two-week restriction of movement order (RMO).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 13:00

Wisma Putra: All Malaysians returning from overseas must be quarantined

Wisma Putra has stressed that all Malaysians returning from overseas trips must undergo quarantine.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 10:00

Minister: Employers must pay salaries during Covid-19 shutdown

Workers are entitled to their salaries throughout the restriction of movement order currently in effect until March 31, the Human Resources Ministry has said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 07:00

Hisham: Malaysians abroad can still return home

The movement control order (MCO) does not prevent Malaysians abroad from returning home, says Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020

NSC releases list of non-essential services

The National Security Council (NSC) has released a list of non-essential services allowed to be open or operated within certain limits during the movement control order (MCO) period.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 192020 @ 00:00

Perak govt to provide one-off RM500 assistance to hawkers, small traders

The Perak state government will provide special assistance to about 4,000 hawkers and small traders, in the form of a one-off payment of RM500 each, following the imposition of the nationwide movement control order effective from today until March 31 to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

March 18, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 23:00

VMY2020 cancelled

The Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) has been cancelled in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 20:00

PM warns movement control order could be extended if Covid-19 containment objectives not achieved

The 14-day movement control order could be extended if its objective to contain the Covid-19 outbreak is not achieved, warned Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 18:00

PTPTN relief: Loan payments deferred for three months

The government has announced a three-month deferment of PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) loan repayments.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 17:00

Cuepacs: Look into welfare of part-time workers affected by MCO

The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) wants the government to consider the welfare of part-time workers affected by Movement Control Order (MCO).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 17:00

Minister Rina Harun lifts Talian Kasih hotline suspension after bipartisan criticism

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said the Talian Kasih hotline will no longer be suspended for the nationwide shutdown after the planned move drew criticism from fellow lawmakers.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 15:00

MTUC slams MEF proposal

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has proposed employees take five days of annual leave and another five days of unpaid leave to cover the two-week period when they are not allowed to go to work.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 13:00

Covid-19: Ministry reminds Malaysians not to eat out, clarifies what may open in hypermarts and malls

The government released today guidelines for outlets such as bakeries, food courts and businesses that may open at shopping malls, hypermarkets and airports during the country’s two-week shutdown of non-essential businesses and services.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 11:00

Covid-19: Hotels and e-commerce now included in expanded list of essential services

The government has gazetted that hotels and accommodations, e-commerce and postal services, petrol stations, telecommunications and public transport are among the essential services under movement control order that went into effect this morning (March 18).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 10:00

Covid-19 shutdown: Govt says laundry shops must close; customer call centres, rubbish collection allowed

Malaysians will have to find other means of doing their laundry if they have been going to self-service laundry shops as these outlets will have to close during the two-week restriction of movement order starting today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 10:00

Income tax return forms deadline extended two months

The last day to file the various income tax return forms (BNCP) has been extended by two months from the original deadline.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 10:00

New Covid-19 shutdown rules: No movement within states except for food, healthcare, essentials; interstate travel now requires police permission

Malaysians should not move about within their vicinity except for special purposes or essential activities such as buying food or seeking healthcare, and will need police permission when they travel from one state to another during these two weeks, the government said in a set of new regulations gazetted today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 10:00

Malaysia starts two-week isolation to rein in coronavirus

Malaysia went into a two-week partial lockdown on Wednesday after coronavirus infections in the country spiked to the highest in Southeast Asia, with some buyers rushing to supermarkets to stock up on essentials like instant noodles.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 08:00

Prasarana bus and train services to operate as usual today

All train and bus services operated by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad will run as usual today which is the first day of the enforcement of the Movement Control Order announced by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 07:00

Friday prayers in Selangor suspended for a month

Friday prayers at all mosques in Selangor have been suspended until April 17.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 182020 @ 07:00

High profile cases deferred

The shutdown of court premises following the nationwide movement control order to curb the spread of Covid-19 would effectively halt three high-profile graft cases, including 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial, that were supposed to resume this month.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 182020

Sabah issues temporary immigration ban on non-Sabahans

The Sabah government has announced an immigration order preventing the entry of non-Sabahans into the state, to be implemented throughout the 14-day period of the movement control order announced by the federal government Monday night, and which takes effect today.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

March 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 172020 @ 19:00

M’sia records first two Covid-19 deaths

The country recorded its first two casualties due to Covid-19, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba confirmed yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 172020 @ 18:00

M’sians won’t be allowed to commute overseas starting tomorrow: Immigration

Malaysians who commute to neighbouring countries daily for work will not be allowed to do so beginning tomorrow, the Immigration Department confirmed.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 172020 @ 07:00

Covid-19: Human Resources Ministry urges application of Employment Act 1955

The Ministry of Human Resources has urged workers and employers to apply the sections contained in the Employment Act 1955 following the spread of Covid-19 in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 172020 @ 07:00

King orders suspension of mosque activities

All religious activities at mosques, including Friday prayers, will be suspended for 10 days following a decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the matter, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 17, 2020 @ 07:00

14-day Movement Control Order begins nationwide on Wednesday

The government has imposed a 14-day Movement Control Order from March 18 to 31 nationwide to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 172020 @ 07:00

Police to enforce movement control order, says Armed Forces chief

The armed forces will not be involved in implementing the movement control order to contain the spread of Covid-19, said Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 172020

Sabah first to draft own fishery law

Sabah is drafting her own Sabah Fishery Enactment and is set to become the first state in the country to ban shark fishing.|Read more >| BorneoPost

March 16, 2020

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 162020 @ 16:00

Mukhriz challenges Muhyiddin for Bersatu presidency

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed he will be contesting the chairman post in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) ahead of the party’s inaugural polls in June.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 162020 @ 16:00

Dr M announces he is contesting Bersatu chairman post

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said that the state government is taking several strict control measures to prevent further escalation of Covid-19, by extending the school holidays and imposing a mandatory 14 days stay home notice for visitors to Sarawak. |Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 162020 @ 16:00

Muhyiddin to defend Bersatu president post, staying away from chairmanship

It appears that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) will be defending his position as party president in the coming Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) polls, according to Bernama.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 16, 2020 @ 16:00

Covid-19: Sarawak imposes 14-day stay home notice on travellers, school holidays extended

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said that the state government is taking several strict control measures to prevent further escalation of Covid-19, by extending the school holidays and imposing a mandatory 14 days stay home notice for visitors to Sarawak. |Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 16, 2020 @ 15:00

RoS issues order banning annual assembly meetings

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has issued an order stopping all organisations from conducting their annual assembly meetings till June 30 to curb the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 162020 @ 08:00

Islamic legal viewpoints on Covid-19 to be presented to Agong

The viewpoints of Islamic jurisprudence in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic will be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and state rulers before obtaining consent for further action.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 16, 2020 @ 07:00

Wee to meet with smallholders nationwide

A series of dialogues with smallholders will be held nationwide to listen to their plight, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 15, 2020 @ 23:00

Doctors call on govt to impose nationwide lockdown after Covid-19 spike

Six medical professionals have called on the government to consider implementing a nationwide lockdown in view of a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 15, 2020 @ 20:00

500 Perlis PKR members quit party

Five hundred members of Perlis PKR have declared quitting the party today, after losing faith in the leadership of party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

March 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 15, 2020 @ 14:00

Home screening service now available

Private hospitals and healthcare providers chosen by the Health Ministry to provide collection of samples for Covid-19 testing for the public from home are now open for appointment.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 15, 2020 @ 12:00

Covid-19: MM2H counters to close until April 30

Effective immediately, all counters at Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) centre on level two and 10 at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture here are closed until April 30 as part of the Covid-19 preventive measures. |Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 15, 2020 @ 09:00

'Special unit should be established to record lawmakers' income, assets'

The government has been urged to set up a special unit or agency to record and monitor income sources and assets of lawmakers including ministers and deputy ministers as well as members of parliament.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 15, 2020 @ 07:00

In Umno pushback over Cabinet, a flash point for Muhyiddin to avoid

Political observers see the pushback from Umno over the prime minister’s Cabinet selection as the first signs of trouble in Perikatan Nasional (PN) between the party and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 15, 2020 @ 07:00

Government hospitals cutting down on visiting hours

The number of visitors allowed in wards will be limited with immediate effect to contain the spread of Covid-19, says state health director Dr Asmayani Khalib.|Read more >|TheStar

March 14, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 142020 @ 22:00

Covid-19: Affected sectors to get electricity bill discounts

Sectors affected by the Covid-19 outbreak will be given electricity bill discounts, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 14, 2020 @ 20:00

Dep Women and Family Minister slammed for emphasising syariah-compliant attire for flight attendants

Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff has received flak from politicians and Malaysians for an apparent preoccupation with a shariah-compliant attire policy for female flight attendants.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 142020 @ 20:00

Covid-19: 1,000 housemen to assist government hospitals

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will station 1,000 housemen at government hospitals nationwide to help smoothen the day-to-day operations following the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Mar 142020 @ 09:00

JPJ: No plans to increase road tax

There are no plans to increase road taxes, says the Road Transport Department (JPJ).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 14, 2020 @ 09:00

Unhappy with Cabinet, Umno deputy president says lopsided picks make Perikatan shaky

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has criticised Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Cabinet selections, in veiled remarks that hint at the fragility of cooperation in Perikatan Nasional (PN).|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment Mar 142020 @ 07:00

Environment Ministry to study 40 priority initiatives

The 40 environmental initiatives prioritised by the previous Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will be studied in detail, says Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 142020

Victory for Sarawak as Court dismisses Petronas application for judicial review on SST

The High Court here today dismissed Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas) judicial review application against the imposition of the State Sales Tax (SST) by the Sarawak government via its Comptroller of the SST.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

March 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 132020 @ 22:00

Govt adding more hospitals to treat Covid-19 cases: Muhyiddin

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tonight outlined several key measures to be taken to counter the spread of Covid-19 in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 Mar 13, 2020 @ 22:00

PM: Mass gatherings, including religious events, to be cancelled or postponed until April 30

Following rising cases of locally-transmitted novel coronavirus infection (Covid-19), all international conferences, mass gatherings and sporting events should either be cancelled or postponed, Prime Minister Tan Seri Muhyiddin Yassin announced tonight.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Mar 132020 @ 19:00

MAF preparedness, welfare of personnel among priorities: Ismail Sabri

The Defence Ministry (Mindef) will ensure the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) continue to remain at the highest level of preparedness, besides also making certain the welfare of its personnel is taken care off.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 13, 2020 @ 19:00

PH now comprises PKR, DAP and Amanah

Pakatan Harapan (PH) now comprises of PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, following the exit of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) from the pact, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 132020 @ 17:00

PPBM elections to resolve uncertainties surrounding party leadership: Amiruddin

The inaugural Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) election on April 23 is expected to resolve uncertainties surrounding the party leadership at the moment, said a senior leader today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 13, 2020 @ 15:00

Muhyiddin in fragile position as Bersatu heads for clash of leadership

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is staring at a divided party he may not have complete control over, and whatever he does for the party and the government may render him ineffective.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 132020 @ 13:00

Agong says Friday prayers to go on today, with certain guidelines: Zulkifli

Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad released a press statement today confirming that Friday prayers are a go for today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Sarawak-Petronas Dispute Mar 13, 2020 @ 13:00

High Court rules for Sarawak in sales tax dispute with Petronas

The comptroller of the Sarawak State Sales Tax acted within the purview of the State Sales Tax Ordinance by imposing a sales tax on Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), the High Court here ruled today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Mar 13, 2020 @ 12:00

Probe into traffic cops intensifies

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has established the involvement of a majority of high-ranking traffic police officers in corrupt practices linked to the infamous lorry drivers’ protection racket.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 13, 2020 @ 11:00

Ahmad Faizal Azumu appointed Perak MB for the second time

Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has been appointed the Perak Mentri Besar again after tendering in his resignation earlier in the week.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 132020 @ 09:00

Matta calls for amendment or revocation of ‘problematic’ Fourth Schedule in Act

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) is urging the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) to have the Fourth Schedule of the Tourism Industry Act 1992 amended or revoked swiftly.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 13, 2020 @ 09:00

Assemblies, sports activities at all schools nationwide suspended

The Education Ministry today announced the suspension of all outdoor assemblies and sports activities at schools nationwide.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 13, 2020 @ 07:00

Child marriages, mysterious cases, party-hopping in proposed resolutions for Malaysian Bar's AGM tomorrow

The Malaysian Bar's 74th annual general meeting (AGM) tomorrow is set to feature proposed resolutions covering a wide range of topics for lawyers to vote on, including the push to abolish child marriages, unresolved mysterious deaths such as Teoh Beng Hock and lawyers, as well as elected lawmakers' practice of switching political parties.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Mar 132020 @ 07:00

‘We will focus on border security’

The Home Ministry will focus on strengthening border security, with forming a single border agency a top priority for Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 132020

Reviving JPPS is like giving away Sabah’s rights – Shafie

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has slammed Parti Pribumi Bersatu (Bersatu) Sabah for the latter’s call to reestablish the Sabah Federal Development Department (JPPS) in light of the recent political shift in Putrajaya.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 New Application >

 

MySalam Registration >

March 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 12, 2020 @ 23:00

If there's support, I will make a comeback, says Dr Mahathir

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said there is a possibility for him to make a comeback, if the current administration failed to tow the line and voters still want him.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | UMNO Mar 12, 2020 @ 19:00

Umno makes several demands of new Cabinet, including prosecuting former Pakatan govt officials

In order to fulfil the aspirations of the people, religion and country, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has made several demands of the new Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Mar 12, 2020 @ 17:00

MA63 discussion to be expedited, says Fadillah

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will meet with Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg as soon as possible, to discuss the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Mar 12, 2020 @ 17:00

Ismail Sabri keeps faith with Defence White Paper

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob entered the Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) headquarters today to officially begin his new and very important role as the country’s defence minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Mar 122020 @ 16:00

Report: Home Ministry to review discontinued LTTE charges

The Home Ministry will consult related agencies over the Attorney General’s Chambers’ move to withdraw charges against 12 people allegedly linked to the defunct Liberation Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE), barely a month after Tan Sri Tommy Thomas announced the decision.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 122020 @ 16:00

500 Batu Pahat PKR members quit party, now back Perikatan

Some 500 Batu Pahat PKR members have quit the party and declared their support for Perikatan Nasional.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEnvironment Mar 122020 @ 15:00

Environment Ministry denies defending Kelantan logging, says minister to work with states to protect forests

The Ministry of Environment has denied reports that its minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man defended logging activities in Kelantan, clarifying that he has pledged to protect the environment and biodiversity in Malaysia’s forests.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 122020 @ 15:00

MCA Youth urges Sports Ministry to reinstate allocations to youth council

MCA Youth has urged the Youth and Sports Ministry to reinstate allocations to the Malaysian Youth Council (MYC), so that it can continue to nurture future leaders.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEnvironment Mar 122020 @ 15:00

Environment Ministry denies defending Kelantan logging, says minister to work with states to protect forests

The Ministry of Environment has denied reports that its minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man defended logging activities in Kelantan, clarifying that he has pledged to protect the environment and biodiversity in Malaysia’s forests.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 122020 @ 14:00

Petrol and diesel floor price suggestion to be looked into

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will look into calls to impose a floor price for petrol and diesel due to plummeting global oil prices.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR Mar 12, 2020 @ 14:00

27 PKR Members sacked, quit party so far

To date, 27 PKR members have either been sacked from the party or quit it following the recent political issues which led to a change in government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 12, 2020 @ 14:00

Sabah to launch its own economic stimulus package next month

The Sabah government will be introducing its state Economic Stimulus Package early next month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Anti-Fake news Act Mar 12, 2020 @ 14:00

Govt will study the repeal of the Anti Fake News Act: Saifuddin

The government will study the repealing of the Anti-Fake News Act but will continue to pursue the Freedom of Information Act, said Multimedia and Communications Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 12, 2020 @ 14:00

'Call to revive JPPS against Sabahans' wishes'

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal described the call to revive the state Federal Development Department (JPPS) as a move that goes against the people’s wishes.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Mar 12, 2020 @ 13:00

Home Minister to discuss dropped charges on LTTE 12

Newly appointed Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin will discuss with top officers from various agencies, including the police, the decision to drop 34 charges against 12 Malaysians accused of terrorism-related activities in connection with the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Mar 122020

Uggah: Masterplan for Native Courts to be submitted to Sarawak govt in October

The masterplan for the Native Courts of Sarawak is expected to be submitted to the Sarawak government in October this year, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 122020 @ 13:00

Saying he’s not long for the world, Dr M insists he doesn’t care how he will be remembered

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is not concerned about how history will remember him, insisting he only cared about the interests of the Malay community and ridding the country of kleptocracy.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 122020 @ 11:00

After Dr M’s public remarks, PKR wants Pakatan meeting to clarify positions

The PKR political bureau has decided the party will disavow public statements from Pakatan Harapan leaders that do not come directly from the coalition, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said today.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 122020 @ 10:00

In new remarks, Dr M suggests he never buried the hatchet with Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim did not have the support of the Malay community as they viewed him as a liberal, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asserted.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Political Crisis Mar 122020 @ 10:00

Now, Dr M says Muhyiddin didn’t betray him, only the cause

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has clarified his description of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as a “traitor”.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF Mar 11, 2020 @ 08:00

No provision to reduce employees’ EPF contribution rate

There is no provision under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Act 1991 that allows its members the option to reduce the statutory contribution rate for employees.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandals: Perak Vote Buying Mar 12, 2020 @ 08:00

Perak Umno Youth lodges report against news portal

Perak Umno youth today lodged a police report against a news portal for allegedly posting a defamatory report against the state Umno leadership yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 122020 @ 07:00

Aid for those affected by Covid-19

The Covid-19 Fund launched by the Perikatan Nasional government will give financial aid to those directly affected by the outbreak.|Read more >|TheStar

National Disaster Management Agency Portal >

New Malaysia | Govt Mar 122020

Buy only Sirim approved motorcycle helmets, public told

Motorcycle riders and their passengers are reminded to ensure their crash helmets are Sirim-certified so as not to put their lives at risk in the event of a road accident.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 New Application >

 

MySalam Registration >

March 11, 2020

New Malaysia | PN Govt: Environment Mar 11, 2020 @ 21:00

Tuan Ibrahim: Effective policies, initiatives on environment will continue

The Environment Ministry will continue its people-driven policies, initiatives and programmes introduced by the previous administration.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Bersatu Mar 11, 2020 @ 20:00

Bersatu: Election nomination registration on Monday

The registrations of candidates to contest for posts at the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) Supreme Council, Srikandi and Armada elections will be held on Monday (March 16).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 11, 2020 @ 17:00

Muhyiddin: All four senior ministers equal, Azmin will chair meeting in PM's absence

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today all the four senior ministers of the Cabinet are of equal standing.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 11, 2020 @ 16:00

I want Tun M to endorse this govt, says Muhyiddin

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has expressed hope that his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the others from Pakatan Harapan (PH) would endorse his newly-formed government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 11, 2020 @ 15:00

Annuar cannot decide on Kg Baru just yet

A decision on the government’s massive buyout of Kampung Baru land cannot be made just yet.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 11, 2020 @ 14:00

Govt forms Economic Action Council to address current economic woes

The new Perikatan Nasional government will form an Economic Action Council (EAC) to address the economic woes currently faced by the country, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 11, 2020 @ 14:00

Azmin will be “number two” in Muhyiddin’s absence

The question of who would “substitute” Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his absence, due to the lack of a deputy prime minister, has finally been answered.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PN Govt Mar 11, 2020 @ 13:00

Economic stimulus package to be reviewed

The government has agreed to review the economic stimulus package launched by the previous Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | <