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Mar 19, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Mar 19, 2019 @ 20:03

Highland Towers land to be redeveloped after last 10 cases resolved

The Highland Towers land will be redeveloped after the court resolves the remaining cases involving 10 property owners. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 19:14

Miti to vet list of AP holders for political links

The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) will vet its current list of approved permit (AP) holders to uncover probable links to politicians, according to Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 19, 2019 @ 18:06

BN assemblyman urges Kelantan govt to allow cinema operations in state

A Barisan Nasional assemblyman has urged that cinemas be allowed to operate in the state as currently people have to leave the state to watch movies. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Mar 19, 2019 @ 17:15

Govt announces seven mega projects for Kedah costing RM3bil

The government has announced seven mega projects costing over RM3bil for Kedah for development in the state to bring it on equal footing with more progressive states.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 19, 2019 @ 17:06

Govt working on stiffer punishment following Pasir Gudang toxic fumes incident

Stiffer punishment may be introduced as part of amendments to the Environmental Quality Act 1974, following the toxic fumes incident in Pasir Gudang. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 19, 2019 @ 17:04

Noh Omar told to leave after explaining himself in Parliament

Parliament Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof gave Tan Sri Noh Omar a chance to explain himself in Parliament, but was told to leave the House after he spoke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 17:00

Marine Dept bans company following Langkawi passenger ferry blaze

The Marine Department has cancelled all Dragon Star Shipping Sdn Bhd’s passenger ferry routes from three terminals after one of its ferries caught fire off Langkawi on February 25 this year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:59

Khalid will not protect wrongdoers

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said that he will not protect any wrongdoers, following the arrest of a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officer by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:48

Kelantan seeks RM15m aid from federal govt for flood mitigation

The Kelantan Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has applied for an allocation of RM15 million from the federal government to implement a flood mitigation project in Pasir Puteh. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:39

Construction projects to be given an environmental-friendly rating from December 2020

Construction projects worth RM100mil and above will soon be given an environmental sustainability rating to encourage companies to think of designs that do less harm to the environment. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:31

Sarawak to set up one-stop centre for children with special needs

Sarawak plans to set up a one-stop centre for children with special needs this year in collaboration with Petronas.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:30

Azalina: Is Pakatan trying to mute critics on social media?

Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said today suggested that the government was attempting to silence social media users by enabling the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to delete their comments. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:28

Liew: Constructive criticism of govt is fine, but not personal attacks

Any criticism of the government or Cabinet ministers is permissible – as long as it is not personal in nature, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 16:28

Let’s make national schools great again: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said bigger reforms on education were on the way to make national schools great again, subsequently providing quality workforce in ensuring sustainability of the national economy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 19, 2019 @ 15:54

Civil service reform will not result in people losing jobs

The potential privatisation of the civil service will not result in job cuts, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Mar 19, 2019 @ 15:42

Decision soon for new housing, industrial projects to provide internet access: Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry hopes to implement soon the decision requiring all new housing and industrial projects to provide Internet access, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 19, 2019 @ 15:40

Prices of goods in rural S’wak to be standardised next month

The prices of some basic consumer goods as well as fuel will be standardised across Sarawak from April 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Mar 19, 2019 @ 15:30

Putrajaya announces RM1.6b for Kulim airport as part of 11MP review

The federal government has approved RM1.6 billion to build the Kulim International Airport in Kedah, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|Malaymail

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Mar 20, 2019

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

After Penang, Melaka too limits its chief minister to two terms

The Melaka state assembly today passed a motion to limit the chief minister’s tenure to two terms.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 20, 2019 @ 19:53

Investigations on 1MDB ongoing in Singapore

There are ongoing investigations into other financial institutions and individuals suspected of being involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)-related offences, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).​ |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 17:35

Guideline review for factories handling of hazardous chemicals

The government will review existing guidelines of licence applications from factories which handle hazardous chemical substances. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Mar 20, 2019 @ 17:03

Rest assured, Malaysians, picture of Dr M in accident is fake

A picture of a car crash circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook, claiming to involve Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has been confirmed to be fake. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Mar 20, 2019 @ 17:01

Khalid Samad: DBKL to reshuffle lower rank officers every few years to curb corruption

In a bid to tackle corruption, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has implemented a reshuffling exercise of its lower rank officers, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Mar 20, 2019 @ 17:00

Kelantan govt still says no to cinemas

Kelantan will remain without cinemas, as it has been over the past 30 years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 20, 2019 @ 16:50

Umno bank accounts remain suspended due to 1MDB link: LGE

Umno’s bank accounts remain suspended because it is closely linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 15:47

Yeo Bee Yin: Satellite data shows Pasir Gudang has 46 possible illegal dumping grounds

Satellite data shows that Pasir Gudang has about 46 potential illegal dumping locations, says Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 20, 2019 @ 15:00

Orang Asli Dept not for ‘cold storage’, BN rep tells govt

Malaysia’s first Orang Asli lawmaker today urged the government not to use the agency for aboriginal affairs as a dumping ground for underperforming civil servants. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:46

Create 'special rooms' for teachers to chill out, schools told

Schools nationwide have been told to set up "special rooms" for teachers to unwind from the stresses of the job in an effort to create a more conducive environment, says Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:40

Amid heatwave, Selangor exco hits pause on burning for Qing Ming

Selangor state lawmaker Hee Loy Sian hopes ethnic Chinese who observe the tomb cleaning practices will refrain from open burning during the coming Qing Ming season. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:42

Maszlee coy on reports of reintroduction of PTPTN travel ban

Maszlee Malik said he was unaware of claims that the ministry is considering reintroducing a travel ban on National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan defaulters. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:32

Free food for all uni students only possible with sufficient allocation: Mahathir

The government is prepared to provide free food to all university students under the food bank initiative if it has sufficient allocation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:25

Govt approves RM338m to help rubber smallholders nationwide

The government has approved an allocation of RM338 million to implement Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) development programmes this year, which is expected to benefit 552,543 smallholders nationwide. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:22

Guan Eng: No plans to review use of anti-money laundering law in Umno frozen accounts case

There are no plans to review the use of the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) against Umno, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:19

Muhyiddin: Prudent use of Sedition Act will continue until it is repealed

The Sedition Act 1948 will continue to be used at the discretion of the police until the law is repealed, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:09

Malaysia is 35th happiest country in the world

Malaysia is the 35th happiest country in the world, based on the 2018 World Happiness Report (WHR 2018), with an index of 6.322 out of 156 United Nations countries assessed. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:02

Cameron Highlands MP: Eviction to save water catchment areas

The eviction of 50 Cameron Highlands farmers from land they operating on temporary occupying lease (TOL) is a move to deter water catchment areas from pesticide and herbicide pollution. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 13:54

Dr M on Malaysian to be executed in Singapore: Some feel death sentence is too harsh

The government is trying to save a Malaysian from being sent to the gallows in Singapore because some Malaysians view the death sentence as too harsh a punishment, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 20, 2019 @ 14:16

M'sia likely to have specific higher level courts for graft cases

The government is considering setting up specific higher level courts to handle graft cases. The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) said the matter was decided during yesterday's Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.  |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:37

Penang CM: Northern Corridor projects awaiting council's endorsement

The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) has proposed several projects to implement in the four northern states, says Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:30

Selangor exco: Youth scheme take-up will rise with Pakatan in Putrajaya

Selangor expects the adoption of federal youth schemes to improve now that Pakatan Harapan governs both the state and the country, said exco member Mohd Khairuddin Othman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:20

Penang’s competitiveness will be affected by airport in Kulim, says Gerakan

Penang’s competitiveness as a manufacturing and tourism hub could be affected if the proposed RM1.6 billion Kulim International Airport is realised, said the state Gerakan leadership. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:15

‘M’sia considering stopping import of EU products if palm oil discrimination continues’

Malaysia will consider stopping the import of some European products if the European Union (EU) goes ahead with its unfair measures taken against the palm oil industry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Minister: Decision on mandatory vaccination support this evening

The Education Ministry will decide this evening its position on the proposal for mandatory vaccinations at public schools, Maszlee Malik said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Putrajaya not ruling out selling Malaysia Airlines, says PM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated today that the sale of flag carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad is still an option to stem the financial bleed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:55

Dr M: ECRL project to continue on suitable scale after negotiation

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will resume on a suitable scale after negotiations with China have been finalised. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:48

Govt mulling joint billing for water, sewerage charges

The government is studying various options including getting all states to voluntarily implement the joint billing for monthly water and sewerage bills in their respective states. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:45

Special High Court and Special Appeals Court to speed up corruption cases

A Special High Court and a Special Appeals Court to deal with corruption cases will speed up such trials, says the Prime Minister's Department. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:30

Selangor raises 2019 intake for free tuition programme

The Selangor government is taking in 10,000 students this year for its Smart Selangor Free Tuition Programme, up from 6,000 last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:05

Above-average salary increase expected for Malaysian professionals in 2019

Malaysian professionals in a wide range of sectors are likely to see wage increment this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:00

Dr M says chose Daim as ECRL negotiator for needed skills

Tun Daim Zainuddin has a “certain ability” that made him best suited as the government’s negotiator on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the prime minister said in Parliament today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 20, 2019 

Baru: Satellite mobile communication to be used for rural areas

The federal government will introduce satellite mobile communication for rural areas in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 20, 2019 @ 10:46

Sarawak Forestry Dept told to suspend permit of oil palm giant clearing land near Mulu National Park, says source

The Sarawak Forestry Department has been told to suspend the logging permit issued to an oil palm company that was clearing land next to the Mulu National Park.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Food banks at public universities a continuous programme, says minister

The food bank Malaysia programme, especially at public universities, will be carried out on continuous basis rather than one-off, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

 

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Mar 19, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 14:42

Dr M to employers: Pay workers better if you make profits

A country's development must not only be measured by its Gross Domestic Product or the stock market – but also the people's standard of living, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 19, 2019 @ 14:35

Senior SSM officer and two directors remanded for 5 days

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a five-day remand against three people over abuse of power and graft allegations related to a Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) project worth about RM30 million. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Mar 19, 2019 @ 14:02

MoH to study wet cupping effectiveness in treating diabetes, CVD

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will carry out a study and produce a health technology report on the effectiveness of wet cupping therapy in treating diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 14:00

Selangor lawmaker pushes stronger powers for water authority to act against polluters

Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong called for the state government to give the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) more power in light of the chemical contamination of Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 13:32

Never again a kleptocratic regime says Mahathir

No nation will survive without strong institutions as the rise and fall of a nation depend on the strengths of it, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Umno to sue 30 lawmakers who quit party

Thirty MPs and assemblymen nationwide who were formerly from Umno will be taken to court for leaving the party after Election 2018, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 19, 2019 

Dropping ‘state’ violation of MA63 — Lawyer

The Sabah state government is urged to retain the term “state” with regards to Sabah, once amendments are made on Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Ministry seeks RTM Sarawak explanation over coverage

The Federal Communications and Multimedia Ministry is to ask Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) Sarawak to explain an allegation that it is prohibited from providing coverage of events of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 19, 2019 @ 13:25

Internal investigation on cops involvement in protecting massage centres

Police will conduct an internal probe over the alleged misconduct of one of its station chief and two other officers on the suspicion of protecting massage centres in the federal capital. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget: Tax Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:55

Dr M: Sugar tax to fund healthy breakfast programme in schools

The government will use revenue collected from the upcoming soda tax to fund a programme to provide free healthy breakfasts for primary school students, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:38

Hospitals to adopt electronic medical record system in three years

The Health Ministry will adopt the electronic medical record system, which facilitates the transfer and sharing of patient information, and will be implemented in 145 hospitals nationwide in the next three years. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:33

70,000 pensioners to get one-off RM500 tomorrow

The government will disburse the one-off payment of RM500 to 75,352 qualified pensioners, starting tomorrow (March 20). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:22

Govt to amend environmental act to increase punishment

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climatic Change Ministry has confirmed that it will amend the Environmental Quality Act 1974 to give it more bite. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:19

Dr M: Pakatan govt spent most of first year tackling 'bottomless pit' of 1MDB issues

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Pakatan Harapan-led government spent a good part of its first year in power to plug the "almost bottomless pit" created by state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:00

Minister: Police told to avoid Sedition Act use

There will be no new tax for this year, except for sugar tax which was announced during the 2019 Budget, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Budget: Tax Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:00

PM: No more new tax for this year, except on sugar

Putrajaya has advised the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 pending its repeal, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 10:50

Rally for peace, solidarity to be held at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday

A rally for peace, solidarity and the rejection of hatred will be held on Saturday at Dataran Merdeka here, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 09:25

Baru Bian: Federal govt to restore 'sick' projects in Sarawak

The Federal Government will ensure that ‘sick’ projects under the previous government, especially in Sarawak, will be restored immediately and effectively implemented until fully completed. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Mar 19, 2019 @ 09:13

Failure to update personal info cause late refunds: IRB

Failing to update their personal information and bank accounts have resulted in some tax-payers getting their refunds late, said the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 19, 2019 @ 08:28

Schools allowed to close due to haze, says Deputy Education Minister

School administrations are allowed to close school or restrict outdoor activities without prior permission from the Education Ministry if the Air Pollutant Index (API) worsens due to haze. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 19, 2019 @ 08:35

Private tahfiz schools to be given a month or two to register

The state government will give a grace period of a month or two to private tahfiz schools that have yet to register with the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) to do so. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 19, 2019 @ 08:08

MACC arrests police station head, fire officer on suspicion of protecting massage parlours in Klang Valley

A police station head was among 16 individuals detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of accepting bribes and protecting massage premises around the federal capital.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 19, 2019 

Sabah school ordered to stop religion-based segregation

The Sabah Education and Innovation Ministry has ordered the Sekolah Menengah (SM) All Saints Likas to stop its move to segregate Form One students to different classes based on their religion. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Mar 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS Mar 18, 2019 @ 17:14

Mositun: Why the silence over Sabah’s 13 new state constituencies

Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is calling for the Election Commission to list Sabah’s new state constituencies on the electoral rolls as soon as possible. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoA Mar 18, 2019 @ 17:07

Total ban on paraquat from 2020: Salahuddin

A total ban on paraquat will be enforced in the country from Jan 1, 2020. Its use is limited to four types of plantations until then. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 18, 2019 @ 17:00

Pakatan MP calls for action to be taken against LGBT activists

A Pakatan Harapan MP has asked the government to explain its efforts to “combat the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender phenomenon” following the recent International Women's Day march.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 18, 2019 @ 16:51

Temporary working pass will be terminated for foreigners who marry in M’sia

Foreign workers holding temporary employment visit passes (PLKS) risk having their permits terminated if they get married in Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programme Mar 18, 2019 @ 16:50

MOF approves RM3m for Foodbank Malaysia programme

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has approved a special allocation of RM3 million to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to implement the Foodbank Malaysia programme for the bottom 40% of the household income group (B40), including students at 20 public universities. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 18, 2019 @ 16:38

Foodbank M'sia trucks head to universites taking food for B40 students

The government has mobilised the Foodbank Malaysia initiative to help university students from the B40 group or poor families. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 18, 2019 @ 16:30

Further study needed on proposed minimum allowance for interns, says deputy minister

The proposal to set a minimum allowance for students of institutions of higher learning (IPT) undergoing industrial training requires an in-depth study so as not to burden the industry, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 18, 2019 @ 15:34

PAC wants Transport Ministry to investigate Pulau Mentagor public marina project

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) wants the Transport Ministry to investigate if YTL Corporation Bhd should be held accountable for the failure of the Pulau Mentagor public marina project.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 18, 2019 @ 15:25

Govt to provide extra funding for meals for poor undergrads

The Finance Ministry has agreed to supplement an allocation under the 2019 Budget to help undergraduates who are financially strapped to enjoy nutritious meals. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Jln TAR Mar 18, 2019 @ 14:35

Jalan TAR Ramadan baazar to be moved to Dataran Merdeka

City Hall (DBKL) is relocating the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ramadan baazar to the heritage quarter at Dataran Merdeka. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS $90m Mar 18, 2019 @ 14:30

Man linked to PAS' alleged RM1.4m payout is my friend, Anwar admits

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today broke his silence on the rumoured link between him and current Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) chairman Datuk Rameli Musa, alleged to be a PAS funder. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 18, 2019 @ 14:30

Malaysia to summons two Goldman Sachs units ahead of 1MDB case

Malaysian prosecutors today said they would issue summonses to units of US investment bank Goldman Sachs in London and Hong Kong, requiring them to respond by June to criminal charges filed against them last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 18, 2019 @ 14:30

AG says Najib raising issues to bog down RM42m SRC trial

The Court of Appeal was told today Datuk Seri Najib Razak was allegedly using every opportunity to delay his corruption trial involving RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 18, 2019 @ 14:21

Police arrest nine over Sungai Kim Kim pollution

The police have arrested nine suspects in connection to the illegal dumping that led to toxic pollution of Sungai Kim Kim here. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 18, 2019 @ 13:52

National food bank initiative extended to university campuses

The national food bank initiative has been extended to university campuses in an effort to help students from poor families. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 18, 2019 @ 13:30

PAC to meet on Kiandee’s status as chairman

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet this week over the post of its chairman now that incumbent Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee has joined the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: TH Mar 18, 2019 @ 12:40

Transferring Tabung Haji’s assets helped restore balance sheet: Mujahid

The government has defended the decision to transfer underperforming Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) assets to a special purpose vehicle (SPV), saying the move has managed restore the pilgrims fund’s balance sheet. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC Mar 18, 2019 @ 11:43

Personal data protection law is being reviewed: Gobind

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is in the midst of reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 to ensure it is up-to-date in line with the current developments. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 18, 2019 @ 08:55

Students getting by on a meal a day

Eating one meal a day, fasting on a regular basis and surviving on a loaf of bread for two days, are among the things some Universiti Malaya (UM) students have to do. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 18, 2019 @ 08:34

Detailed monitoring to ensure no discharge of chemical waste: Johor MB

The state government will carry out detailed monitoring throughout Johor to ensure that the discharge of chemical waste by irresponsible parties does not recur. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Mar 18, 2019 @ 07:00

PAC to table report on controversial marina projects

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to table its findings on the contro­versial marina projects worth RM323.5mil, of which several ended up becoming white elephants.At least 11 marina projects, under the Eighth and Ninth Malaysia Plans, were cited in the Auditor-General’s Report 2017, which caught the attention of the PAC.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 18, 2019 

Gaining momentum

Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) looks set to strengthen its support base in Sri Aman division, with an estimated 6,000 new members from Batang Ai, Balai Ringin, Simanggang, Engkilili and Bukit Begunan expected to sign up. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 17, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 17, 2019 @ 23:53

Committee on peace, inter-religious unity to be set up

A special committee comprising religious and NGO leaders is to be set up to bring home the message of peace and inter-racial and inter-religious unity, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 17, 2019 @ 21:30

CM: Sabah mulling dropping term ‘state’

The Sabah government will consider dropping the term ‘state’ if the amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution receives the support of the elected representatives in Parliament. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 17, 2019 @ 20:30

Mujahid: Special Marriage Court begins operations in May

A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of any man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will take off in May. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: BN Mar 17, 2019 @ 20:16

MCA to stay in BN

MCA today decided to remain as a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party. The MCA central committee in a statement said the decision was to strengthen the cooperation between the various races and to ensure there was no racial-based political inclination. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 17, 2019 @ 16:16

76 police reports lodged over Sg Kim Kim chemical dumping, says IGP

Police have received about 76 reports lodged over the chemical dumping incident at Sungai Kim Kim here, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 17, 2019 @ 15:03

ECER on track to sustain equitable and inclusive growth

The government, through the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), has reaffirmed its commitment to the various projects and programmes in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) to sustain socio-economic growth and uplift the wellbeing of the people in the region. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Mar 17, 2019 @ 14:54

Stop spreading allegations of my involvement in Pasir Gudang chemical dumping incident, warns Johor Sultan

Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has expressed his annoyance towards certain quarters claiming that a factory allegedly involved in the chemical dumping incident in Sungai Kim Kim here purportedly belonged to His Majesty.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Forest City Mar 17, 2019 @ 14:00

Dr M says ‘knows nothing’ about Forest City Golf Resort land status

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he is not aware of the status of the land on which the Forest City Golf Resort in Johor is built on. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 3rd National Car Mar 17, 2019 @ 13:07

Dr M: 3rd national car project is to allow M'sians to learn auto engineering

The move to launch the third national car project is to enable Malaysians to gain knowledge in automative engineering technology, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Budget: PTPTN Mar 17, 2019 @ 09:30

PTPTN: RM3b allocated for 190,000 student loans this year

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will still be able to give out student loans annually in spite of the huge debt chalked up by previous recipients, said PTPTN chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 17, 2019 @ 09:06

1.2km of Sungai KimKim cleaned, work to be complete within two days

The cleaning process for Sungai KimKim went smoothly with 1.2km of the river cleaned as of Saturday, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: TAR Road Mar 17, 2019 @ 08:30

Bleak future for Lorong TAR traders ahead of impending relocation

The future looks bleak for 550 Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) night market traders who have been forced to move to a new site with the closure of Jalan TAR on April 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Projects Mar 17, 2019 @ 07:00

PIL1 hit by bridging loan setback

The proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway project has hit a snag after the state government failed to obtain a RM1bil bridging loan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 17, 2019 @ 07:00

15 types of chemicals found in air samples

The Fire and Rescue Department has identified at least 15 types of chemicals in air samples taken from areas surrounding Sungai Kim Kim, including hydrogen cyanide. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 17, 2019 

Ministry to continue with sustainable infrastructure development

The Ministry of Works will continue promoting and implementing sustainable infrastructure development through the Construction Industry Transformation Plan (CITP). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 16, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: PTPTN Mar 16, 2019 @ 23:00

PTPTN collects RM1.13b in deposit for 2018

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) managed to achieve National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) deposits amounting to RM1.13 billion last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Mar 16, 2019 @ 17:06

Transport Ministry: Gov't's decision on MAS is in best interest of country

The government is committed to doing what is best for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and the country, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 16, 2019 @ 14:25

Dr M: Retaining Kiandee as PAC chairman does not contravene Pakatan manifesto

Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee was picked to be the Public Accounts Committee chairman when he was with the opposition and thus retaining him as its head following his defection to Pakatan Harapan does not contravene Pakatan's manifesto, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Mar 16, 2019 @ 14:00

Zuraida: All affordable housing to be built using IBS system by 2024

All government affordable housing projects would be built using industrialised building system (IBS) technology by 2024, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 16, 2019 @ 13:10

Matta: Finance Ministry not charging SST on tour packages

The sales and services tax (SST), which was supposed to be implemented into the tour industry in 1st March 2019, will not be imposed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 16, 2019 

Sarawak to drop ‘state’ terminology as part of Federal Constitution amendments

The word ‘state’ will be dropped in all official government affairs as far as the Sarawak government is concerned. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 16, 2019 @ 13:00

Ambiga calls out Pakatan's cowardice, says law protects LGBT minority too

Politicians from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and PAS who verbally attacked the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) minority community in Malaysia are showing cowardice, prominent lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 16, 2019 @ 12:17

PM denies approving request to replace Perak MB

A claim that Perak exco had gotten the Prime Minister's nod to replace the state's Menteri Besar is not true. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 16, 2019 @ 11:00

Give BN PAC chair as pledged, Umno veep tells Pakatan

Pakatan Harapan (PH) should stop rolling back on its electoral promises and let the Opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) head Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Mar 16, 2019 @ 08:30

Minister: Cabinet will choose Nurul Izzah’s replacement at TVET taskforce

M. Kulasegaran said he is leaving the appointment of a new chairman for the Technical and Vocational Education Training Empowerment Committee (TVET) to the Cabinet. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Shafie: Registration of stateless kids will be transparent

Sabah will ensure the registration of stateless children – who have one Malaysian parent – is carried out in a transparent manner, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Sabah to create a food corridor

Sabah hopes to fast track the creation of a “green food corridor” along the Kinabatangan River to minimise human-­elephant conflict. |Read more >|TheStar