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Mar 23, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 23, 2019 @ 23:30

No need to reveal identity when reporting corrupt Ali Baba activities, says minister

The public can now report corrupt activities and Ali Baba practices during the implementation of projects to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), without having to disclose their identity. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 23, 2019 @ 22:30

Jho Low: Penang family home built during Dr M’s time, way before 1MDB

Fugitive tycoon Low Taek Jho has questioned Putrajaya for its interest in a three-storey house in Tanjung Bungah Park in Penang, owned by his mother. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB: PAS $90m Mar 23, 2019 @ 21:57

Hadi may be called up over alleged payment to Sarawak Report editor

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today said there is a possibility that Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang may be called up over the alleged RM1.4 million payment to Sarawak Report editor, Clare Rewcastle-Brown. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 23, 2019 @ 21:40

PCB audit committee wants ex-Perak MB to explain MAP's ballooning cost

Former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir must explain and take responsibility for the ballooning of the development and construction cost of the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) from RM390 million to RM607 million, says Perak Corporation Bhd (PCB) audit committee chairman Chong Zhemin. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 23, 2019 @ 19:01

48,850 households benefit from national Food Bank

The Food Bank Malaysia programme has benefited 48, 850 households nationwide since its launch in December last year, according to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Social Media Abuse Mar 23, 2019 @ 18:44

Social media abuse: MCMC raids 11 locations in several states

Eleven locations in several states were raided by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in an effort to curb abuse of social media in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 23, 2019 @ 18:18

Ministry rolls out Food Bank Siswa to help B40 university students

Food Bank Siswa, an extension of the Food Bank Malaysia programme, will be rolled out in 20 public universities nationwide in stages, including in Sabah and Sarawak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF Mar 23, 2019 @ 17:10

PIA expansion to be completed before KXP project kicks off

The Penang International Airport (PIA) expansion project will be completed before the construction of the Kulim International Airport (KXP) project takes off. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Guan Eng says tender for Penang airport project to be called this year

The open tender for the Penang International Airport (PIA) expansion project is expected to be called at the end of this year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 23, 2019 @ 15:45

Bill to restore status of Sabah, Sarawak as equal partners to be tabled next month, Pakatan leader says

A Bill to amend the Federal Constitution that seeks to restore the status of Sarawak and Sabah as equal partners to Malaysia is expected to be tabled and debated next month, Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Mar 23, 2019 @ 15:30

Umno leader defends attack on students, tells Khairy actions reflect rakyat’s sentiments

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam today hit out at former Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who had criticised the attack by supporters of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on a group of Universiti Malaya (UM) students. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PH Mar 23, 2019 @ 14:30

PAC chairman must be from the Opposition, Sarawak PH says

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) must be headed by an Opposition leader to ensure an effective check and balance in the government administration. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 23, 2019 @ 11:39

Jho Low's three-storey bungalow in Tanjung Bungah seized by police

A three-storey bungalow in Tanjung Bungah Park owned by fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho's family has been seized by the police. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Mar 23, 2019 @ 11:21

Health Ministry studying ways to reduce cancer treatment costs in private sector

The Ministry of Health is studying ways to reduce the cost of cancer treatment under private hospitals, says its minister Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | KL Peace Rally Mar 23, 2019 @ 10:40

Violence has no religion, says Mujahid in KL Peace Declaration

The government will carry its message of peace to the international community in all future overseas events following the signing of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration of Peace 2019.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | KL Peace Rally Mar 23, 2019 @ 10:00

In Malaysia, many march at #Solidarity4Peace rally to condemn Christchurch mosque shootings

Ministers, MPs and religious leaders of all faiths came together in support of peace, following the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand last week. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 23, 2019 @ 08:00

Cops seeking remand extension for suspects involved in Sungai Kim Kim pollution

The police will apply for an extension of the remand order of the eight suspects allegedly involved in the chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 23, 2019 @ 0:23

Nurul Izzah quits PAC

Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar has resigned from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Mar 23, 2019 

PSB retaliates against fake news post on Facebook

Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has denied it is in cahoots with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to “sell out the Dayaks and split the Chinese”, as alleged in a fake news post on social media. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Mar 22, 2019

New Malaysia | Zahid's Trial Mar 22, 2019 @ 23:00

Ahmad Zahid’s corruption trial to commence on July 8

The trial of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 47 charges of corruption and money laundering involving millions of ringgit belonging to the Akalbudi Foundation, has been fixed for July 8 at the High Court.​ |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 22, 2019 @ 23:00

Education Minister hopes authorities take action if criminal elements involved in UM scuffle

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik hopes the authorities will take action if there are criminal elements in the scuffle between Universiti Malaya students and supporters of a political figure today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Mar 22, 2019 @ 22:43

Govt to finalise ECRL project in early April

The government is expected to finalise the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in early April with cost savings of about RM10 billion, Council of Eminent Persons chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 22, 2019 @ 19:09

All schools in Pasir Gudang to re-open on March 31

All 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang area, which closed following the Sungai Kim Kim chemical waste pollution incident, will re-open on March 31, according to Johor Education Department deputy director Azman Adnan.  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | KL Peace Rally Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:54

KL rally condemning NZ mosque massacre to take place tomorrow

The Peace and Solidarity Gathering, which is aimed at condemning last Friday’s shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand will proceed tomorrow after police received notice from the event organisers.  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:35

PAS takes DAP to task over false HIV figures in Kelantan

PAS took DAP's Keranji assemblyman Chong Zhemin to task for falsely claiming that Kelantan has recorded the highest number of HIV cases in the country. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | KL Peace Rally Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:33

Deduct salary of Bersatu members with govt posts for party funds: Wan Saiful

The top leadership of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has been urged to consider a mechanism of salary cuts for its members holding government or agency posts, in order to resolve the problem of lack of funds that is plaguing the party. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:13

Need to change the address on your IC? Take note of these new rules

Changing addresses on identification cards will soon require supporting documents such as utility bills and quit rent receipt. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 22, 2019 @ 13:01

Free bus service in Seremban

Folks here can now use a free bus shuttle service to get to several places, including the wet market and hospital, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminudin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 22, 2019 @ 12:00

AGC seeks to speed up top court hearing of Najib’s stay order for SRC case

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) is hoping to expedite the Federal Court’s hearing of its appeal against Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s stay order on the start of his power abuse and criminal breach of trust trial over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Environment Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:03

You pollute, we clean, you pay: New laws mulled to tackle environmental pollution

The government is exploring the possibility of introducing a law to compel those who pollute to pay for the cleanup operations and other damage that they cause. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:00

Will smaller rice bowls push Chinese to MCA?

MCA may be banking on a bad economy to snatch some Chinese support away from DAP, analysts believe. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: UEC Mar 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Recognition of UEC yet to be decided

There is still no decision on whether the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will be recognised for entry into public institutions of higher education.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Reforms: UEC Mar 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Task force consulted MCA on UEC, says Wee

MCA was consulted regarding the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) by the task force formed to study the matter. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Accused faces another three charges

A 74-year-old man recently charged with accepting bribes to obtain ST15 rice quota was slapped with another three more counts at the Sessions Court here over a similar offence involving RM210,000.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 22, 2019 

New NCR Land Survey Initiative more efficient — Awang Tengah

The new Native Customary Rights (NCR) Land Survey Initiative has proven to be more efficient than the approach used previously, according to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 22, 2019 

Pan Borneo Highway: Expand existing roads, do not jeopardise forest reserves — Mohd Shafie

The Sabah government wants the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway to only involve the expansion of existing roads without the need to open or construct a new alignment that would jeopardise the forested areas in the state. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 22, 2019 

Abg Johari concerned dropping PDP model might delay project

Speculations on the federal government’s intention to change Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak (PBHS) project delivery partner (PDP) model to turnkey contractor model has caught the attention of Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|BorneoPos

 

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Mar 21, 2019

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Mar 21, 2019 @ 22:00

Defaulting companies eligible for IRB’s Voluntary Declaration Programme

Taxpayers in the category of companies, whose accounting period ended January 31, January 28 and March 31, 2018, but failed to submit their Income Tax Return Form for Year of Assessment 2018 are still eligible for the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Mar 21, 2019 @ 21:35

Two shelved mosque projects in Ayer Hitam to go ahead, says Dr Wee

Two mosques in Ayer Hitam - approved for construction by the previous government but shelved after the general election last year - have been given the go-ahead, says Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Mar 21, 2019 @ 20:59

MACC detains statutory body senior officer over RM30m scandal

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today detained a senior officer of a statutory body to facilitate investigations into an alleged project scandal estimated to be worth RM30 million. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Mar 21, 2019 @ 20:23

Reckless drivers may soon face stiffer penalties

Those who cause death while driving recklessly or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may soon face stiffer penalties. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 21, 2019 @ 17:30

Court strikes out Umno's lawsuit to reclaim RM116.7mil seized in property raids

The High Court has struck out a lawsuit by Umno to reclaim RM116.7mil allegedly belonging to the party that was seized in police’s raids at properties linked to former president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last year.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE Mar 21, 2019 @ 17:19

10-minute assembly module not compulsory for schools: Dr Maszlee

The Education Ministry is not making it compulsory for schools to implement the 10-Minute Assembly Module (M10MP), said its minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Mar 21, 2019 @ 17:00

Health Ministry earmarks RM1.19b for Negri Sembilan hospitals, clinics

Negri Sembilan through its Health Department (JKNNS) has been allocated a total of RM1.19 billion under the 3rd Rolling Plan of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11) for construction and expansion projects of hospital and clinic infrastructure in the state. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 21, 2019 @ 16:30

New by-laws in the pipeline to punish errant Rumah Selangorku owners

The Selangor government is drafting new by-laws for punitive action against owners of Rumah Selangorku affordable housing units who have abused their property by renting them out. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 21, 2019 @ 16:25

Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship: Muhyiddin

Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PPR: Selangor Mar 21, 2019 @ 16:00

Selangor to evict 15 PPR tenants, with one owing over RM25,000 in rent

The Selangor government has issued eviction notices to 15 public housing tenants for failing to pay their RM250 monthly rent and for violating the terms of their tenancy, including subletting their units. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 2, 2019 @ 15:49

Perak MB: I am not going to step down

Breaking his silence today, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said he was not going to step down. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 21, 2019 @ 15:43

Yeoh defends decision to give RM30k from ministry funds to SIS

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh has defended the decision to provide funds under the ministry to Sisters in Islam (SIS), which was labelled a "deviant" group before.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 21, 2019 @ 15:30

Govt mulling topping up salaries of B40 youth working in private sector

The government is mulling a proposal to top up salaries of singles, particularly youth in the B40 group, if they are hired by private companies. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 21, 2019 @ 15:30

Government will take over Pan Borneo Highway, says Sabah CM

The Pan Borneo Highway project will continue without the participation of the private sector, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IRB Mar 21, 2019 @ 14:49

RM7.9b paid in GST, income tax refunds

The government has reimbursed RM7.9 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) and income tax refunds since the start of the year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Mar 21, 2019 @ 14:06

Azmin: Kulim international airport needed ... as well as RM1.6bil in private funds to build it

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali says that Kulim is sorely in need of an international airport – as well as RM1.6bil in private funds to build it. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MAS Mar 2, 2019 @ 13:52

Government non-committal on revisiting MAS-AirAsia share swap deal

The government appears to be non-committal on whether it will propose a plan to revisit a share swap deal between Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) and AirAsia as an option to turnaround the national carrier’s fortunes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Mar 21, 2019 @ 13:14

Kulim airport project to be 100% funded by private sector: Azmin

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) has given assurance that the new international airport to be built in Kulim, Kedah, will be “100%” funded by the private sector. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:48

Call for govt's MySalam insurance scheme to be placed on hold

A group of 40 NGOs and 46 individuals have asked for the MySalam insurance scheme to be put on hold, until the scheme has been properly evaluated.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MAS Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:30

Loke: PM directly handling Malaysia Airlines proposals

Transport Minister Anthony Loke directed questions today on the future of Malaysia Airlines Bhd to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying the prime minister was personally handling the issue. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:30

Najib’s RM42m trial postponed again pending appeal to Federal Court

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s case over RM42 million funds belonging to former 1MDB unit SRC International Sdn Bhd was postponed again today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 21, 2019 @ 11:09

Special palm oil message from PM

Palm oil is one commodity that has “truly grown” inside all Malaysians, therefore the task to defend this “tree of life” against various discriminatory acts should not rest solely on the government’s shoulders but on all its 30 million citizens. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 21, 2019 @ 09:02

Private security services industry plays important role in country’s economy: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today stressed that the private security services industry played an important role in contributing to the country’s economy, both directly and indirectly. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 2, 2019 @ 08:09

'Haze problem linked to car dependency'

Malaysians’ annual problem with haze will only get worse as the years go by thanks to our dependency on vehicles. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | KL Peace Rally Mar 21, 2019 @ 08:00

Mujahid: KL peace rally this Saturday for all, free of politics

The “Perhimpunan Solidariti Kedamaian” in the federal capital this Saturday is a gathering of Malaysians based on the concept of peace and harmony irrespective of religious backgrounds or political ideologies, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.  |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Mar 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Big changes ahead for PT3

There will be three big changes in the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination this year under a new format.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: EAC Mar 21, 2019 @ 07:00

EAC’s first meeting discusses bread-and-butter issues

Tackling the cost of living, increasing the people’s purchasing power and improving the living standards of the B40 group were among issues raised at the Economic Action Council’s (EAC) first meeting. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 21, 2019 

Mara to produce more young entrepreneurs in automotive, construction fields

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) Sarawak hopes to produce more young entrepreneurs in automotive and construction fields through its 2019 Mara AutoCon Entrepreneurship Programme in collaboration with PSU Management. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 20, 2019 @ 23:45

Chief Justice welcomes additional special corruption courts

The government’s plan to add more special corruption courts will expedite hearings, the Chief Justice said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Mar 20, 2019 @ 23:39

Orang asli MP has ideas to help his community

Ramli Mohd Nor, the country’s first orang asli MP, has outlined various initiatives to help his community. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 20, 2019 @ 21:57

Malaysia drops to 80th in latest World Happiness Report

Malaysia is the 80th happiest country in the world, based on the 2019 World Happiness Report (WHR 2019). |Read more >|NST

 

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Mar 24, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies Mar 24, 2019 @ 20:00

Fake degrees are grounds for dismissal: MEF

One’s academic achievements may open doors in politics but in the private sector, it is considered a disciplinary issue that warrants immediate dismissal. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Mar 24, 2019 @ 20:00

Khalid: Taman Rimba Kiara project disputes to be tabled to cabinet for decision next month

The disputes over the proposed housing project at Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, will be tabled and finalised at the Cabinet meeting next month, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 24, 2019 @ 19:26

Nurul Izzah’s resignation not yet discussed by political bureau

The PKR political bureau has not yet discussed Nurul Izzah Anwar’s (pix) resignation as a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 24, 2019 @ 19:10

Negri MB: We will work out mechanism if locals don't make full use of Seremban free bus

The state government will work out a suitable mechanism to be implemented if the recently-launched free bus service in Seremban is full of foreigners, says Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 24, 2019 @ 18:41

Dr M: Malaysia could retaliate against EU by buying from China

Malaysia could retaliate by looking at buying products from other countries, even fighter jets from China, should the European Union (EU) continue its discriminatory stance against Malaysian palm oil. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 24, 2019 @ 18:10

PM: We want to ratify Rome Statute, but...

Malaysia is keen on ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, subject to conditions and only if it is brings in positives for the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Mar 24, 2019 @ 18:00

EC: Need for supporting documents for change of address a fair move

The need for supporting documents to be attached with any application to change the address on identity cards is a move towards ensuring that the applicant actually stays in that particular area. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Mar 24, 2019 @ 16:14

Govt to put waste-to-energy management system out to tender

The government will hold an open tender exercise for companies interested in developing a waste-to-energy (WTE) management systems for safer waste disposal in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 24, 2019 @ 16:23

FT Sports Council to increase scouting and training for athletes

The Federal Territories Sports Council is scouting for talent in 15 core sports, including badminton, squash, aquatics and sailing. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 24, 2019 @ 15:31

Civil servants in Selangor required to do weekly exercise beginning in April

Beginning April, civil servants in Selangor are required to participate in sport-related activities through the SLIM Selangor programme. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 24, 2019 @ 15:00

Dr M: Kiandee to retain PAC chair until suitable candidate found

Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee will remain Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman until a suitable candidate has been found, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 24, 2019 @ 14:00

PM: Constitution not subordinated by international treaties

The Federal Constitution will guide Malaysia’s ratification or adoption of any global treaties and conventions, the prime minister said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Mar 24, 2019 @ 12:22

Construction of RM2 billion Papar dam to begin next year

Construction of the RM2 billion Papar dam will kick-off next year, said Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Budget Mar 24, 2019 @ 12:07

Additional funding approved to repair bad roads nationwide: Works Ministry

The government is aware of the deplorable condition of some highways in Malaysia, and has therefore approved additional funding for the upgrade and maintenance of roads in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 24, 2019 @ 10:00

Nurul Izzah again warns of ‘crisis’ in Malaysia politics

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has repeated her concerns of a worsening “crisis” in local politics but demurred when asked to point out the causes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Mar 24, 2019 @ 07:50

Proposal to extend enforcement period of price control scheme for Aidilfitri

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) intends to extend the enforcement period of the price control scheme in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration this year compared to the 14 to 15 days before. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Experts: ‘Social contract’ never in the Constitution

The term “social contract” does not appear in the Federal Constitution and its misuse by some in society is worrying, say experts. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 24, 2019 @ 07:00

PAC members say ball in PM’s court over retaining Kiandee as chief

Several members of the Public Account Committee (PAC) have confirmed that they have sent a letter to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad airing their uneasiness over retaining Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee as PAC chairman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 24, 2019 

CM: Seed capital to help women venture into businesses

The Sarawak government is committed to helping and empowering the needy, including single mothers. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 24, 2019 

Sarawak govt urged to help people apply for RMR houses

The Sarawak government is urged to sincerely look into ways to help those with Native Customary Right (NCR) land near traditional villages to apply for the Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) scheme from Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB). |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 24, 2019 

RMR scheme to continue in Sarawak – SPNB

Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) will continue with its Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) scheme in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 24, 2019 

Willie: Allocation to be shared fairly among three state seats

The federal allocation for Puncak Borneo parliamentary constituency will be distributed fairly among the three state constituencies under it, says its MP Willie Mongin. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 24, 2019 

CM: Private Chinese schools to also benefit from new tax

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has assured private Chinese schools in Sarawak that they too will benefit from the revenue collected from sales tax on petroleum products. |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 24, 2019 @ 00:30

CM: Sarawak set to be first to use hydrogen fuel-powered buses in Malaysia

Sarawak will become the first state in Malaysia to introduce hydrogen fuel-powered buses, which also act as a new tourist attraction, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Mar 25, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MAS Mar 25, 2019 @ 23:13

Daim: Foreign companies showing interest in Malaysia Airlines' stake

Several foreign companies, including from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, are keen to acquire a stake in Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), the Council of Eminent Persons chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 25, 2019 @ 23:05

PFF scholarship opened for application May 31

Tuition fees sponsorship of RM100,000 and RM1,000 monthly allowance awaits successful candidates for a scholarship scheme offered by the Penang Future Foundation (PFF), an education foundation established by the state government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 21:35

Saifuddin to inform Cabinet about local fishermen's low pay

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today promised to bring up the issue of local fishermen's low income to the Cabinet this week. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Mar 25, 2019 @ 21:30

PAS agrees to PAC Chairman from Umno

PAS agrees that a member of Parliament from Umno be appointed as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 25, 2019 @ 21:11

Company, two directors slapped with 15 charges over Sungai Kim Kim pollution

Two directors of a used tyre processing company were each charged at the Sessions Court here again today, with 15 offences involving the disposal of scheduled wastes and air pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, early this month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 21:00

Guan Eng: Penang govt only paid RM11.2m for study on highway projects

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told the High Court here today that the Penang government paid RM11.2 million to HSSI Sdn Bhd for its role as an independent inspection engineer for the state’s three major highway projects. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 21:00

Alleged LGBT dinner event under probe, says Melaka CM

The Melaka state government will conduct a full investigation of the organisers who are alleged to be involved in a programme connected to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) as spread on the social media. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Mar 25, 2019 @ 20:44

Social welfare aid applicants don’t need support from elected reps: Yeoh

Those applying for Social Welfare Department aid no longer need to get the signature of elected representatives, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 20:16

Dr M expresses regret over corrupt Muslims

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 25, 2019 @ 20:08

PPIM wants banks to simplify housing loan applications

The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) wants financial institutions to make it easier for property purchasers when they apply for loans. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 25, 2019 @ 20:00

Opposition quitting PAC? That's their business, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today described the resignation of three Opposition MPs from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as “their own business”. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 19:01

Govt still considering reducing electricity tariff

The government is scrutinising the proposal to reduce the electricity tariff in the country in line with the drop in the price of coal and natural gas in the global market, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 18:56

50pct water tariff hike proposal too high, says Sgor MB

Selangor will not accept the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry's proposal to hike the state’s water tariff by up to 50 per cent. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 18:32

Combating crimes : PDRM enhances operation and investigation system

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is aware crimes are getting more complex and criminals are craftier and therefore measures are taken further boost its operation and investigation system, according to Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 25, 2019 @ 18:14

BN, Pas MPs quit PAC

Barisan Nasional and Pas federal lawmakers have resigned en masse from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in protest against Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee’s controversial position as chairman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 17:56

Dr M: 3 years for M'sia to recover from past administrative, financial problems

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the country will recover in three years from the administrative and financial problems left behind by the previous government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 17:24

Gov’t to reintroduce procedures to address bureaucratic red tape: Mahathir

The government is to reintroduce the old system that encompasses manual procedures, desk files and task flow charts for civil servants to address bureaucratic red tape, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Tmn Rimba Kiara Mar 25, 2019 @ 17:12

Hannah Yeoh: RM150mil compensation needs to be supported by proof

The compensation of more than RM150mil that will have to be paid by the government to the developer of Taman Rimba Kiara, if the development is cancelled, is an "imaginary figure" that needs to be supported by receipts or proof of payment, says Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PAC Mar 25, 2019 @ 17:00

Deputy Speaker: Parliament will pick new PAC chief once all cases ‘solved’

Parliament will allow the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to conclude ongoing proceedings before selecting a new chairman, said Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Mar 25, 2019 @ 16:24

Missing: Notice of seizure on bungalow belonging to Jho Low's mother

The seizure notice on the RM25mil bungalow in Tanjung Bungah, owned by the mother of fugitive businessman Jho Low, has gone missing.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IPCMC Mar 25, 2019 @ 16:00

Muhyiddin: More engagement needed on IPCMC

The government must obtain further feedback and views on the formation of an independent panel overseeing police conduct, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 14:24

MPs from both sides call for laws to criminalise racism

Lawmakers from both sides of the divide have supported a call to introduce laws to outlaw racism following a fracas that occurred near Universiti Malaya (UM) last Friday (March 22). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Judicial Scandal Mar 25, 2019 @ 13:13

Former AIAC director fails to show up in court, given 24 hours to appear

Former Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) director Datuk Prof Dr Sundra Rajoo has been given until Tuesday to appear before the Sessions Court here after he failed to turn up in court Monday (March 25).|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Mar 25, 2019 @ 12:07

EC advice to potential candidates for Rantau by-election

The Election Commission (EC) today advised potential candidates for the Rantau state by-election in Negri Sembilan to familiarise themselves with the nomination form by filling it and making the necessary checks much earlier. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT Mar 25, 2019 @ 12:00

Deputy Minister: Bazaar spot moved over traffic, sanitation woes

The Ramadan and Deepavali bazaars at Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman will be relocated to Jalan Raja due to complaints of congestion and poor sanitation in previous editions, said Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 12:00

Register births to avoid statelessness, deputy home minister tells parents, guardians

It is the duty of parents to register the births of their children to qualify for Malaysian citizenship, Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said in Parliament today amid a resurgence of stateless woes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Mar 25, 2019 @ 11:47

In wake of Nurul’s statement, Pakatan declares support for Dr Mahathir

Pakatan Harapan has declared its continuous support of the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the coalition's chairman, following Nurul Izzah Anwar's remark that claimed the premier was a “former dictator who wreaked so much damage”.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 11:43

Dr Mahathir: Govt committed to channel allocations for cops

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has given his commitment that the government will continue to channel all allocations needed by the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) even though it involves additional cost. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Mar 25, 2019 @ 11:36

Crime index drops a further 11.9pc

The crime index in 2018 dropped by 11.9%, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Mar 25, 2019 @ 11:12

Sarawak Forestry teams up with GOF in joint raids to check wildlife abuse

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) and the General Operations Force (GOF) are joining hands to carry out raids to deter the capture, sale and possession of wildlife in Sarawak. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | P Gudang Toxic Pollution Mar 25, 2019 @ 09:21

3 charged over Sg Kim Kim pollution

This was the stinging rebuke delivered by judge Jailani Rahman to the director of a used tyre processing factory, who was wearing a disposable mask for his charge proceedings at the Sessions Court here yesterday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Mar 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Nurul rapped for labelling Dr M ‘a former dictator’

A former PKR lawmaker chided Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar over her remark labelling Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a “former dictator who wreaked so much damage.” |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 25, 2019 @ 09:00

Alcohol on tap again at Seremban golf club after members reverse MB’s ban

In a unanimous decision at an extraordinary meeting (EGM) yesterday, 160 members of the Seremban International Golf Club (SIGC) voted against its president’s ruling to ban alcohol from being served on its premises. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Mar 25, 2019 

Don’t test Sarawak

The federal government has been told not to take things lightly with Sarawak when it comes to returning the state’s rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|BorneoPost

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