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May 05, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt May 05, 2019 @ 20:57

Govt strives to reduce cost of living, create jobs

The government is working on ways to alleviate the cost of living and job security issues faced by Malaysians, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoYS May 05, 2019 @ 19:47

Yellow Ribbon Project provides employment for former young prisoners

The Yellow Ribbon Project aimed at providing job opportunities to former offenders especially youths, as well as problematic youths is a proof of the government’s concern for the targeted group. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT May 05, 2019 @ 17:30

DBKL: New bicycle lane from Taman Melati to Kampung Baru to be fully ready next year

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) expects the new bicycle lane from Taman Melati in Setapak to Kampung Baru to be fully completed next year.|Read more >|Malaymail   

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF May 05, 2019 @ 15:30

NRD committed to assisting Orang Asli obtain IC

The National Registration Department (NRD) is serious about assisting those who are eligible, especially Orang Asli, to get an identity card, said its director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh.|Read more >|Malaymail   

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP May 05, 2019 @ 14:30

No need to fear IPCMC if you do your jobs well, Guan Eng tells police force

Police personnel who serve lawfully have nothing to fear from the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New Govt: MoH May 05, 2019 @ 14:23

MOH: Malaysia on track to meet 2020 zero malaria target

The Health Ministry (MOH) has targetted Malaysia to be declared a human indigenous malaria free nation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 2020. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt: FT May 05, 2019 @ 14:00

Govt willing to discuss with owners sale of Kg Baru land

The Federal Territories Ministry is willing to hold talks with all Kampung Baru landowners on the sale of land to the government for redevelopment. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: DAP May 05, 2019 @ 12:30

Guan Eng: DAP committed to power-sharing for a better Malaysia

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said his party was committing to shared power in Malaysia to ensure the country’s progress is enjoyed by all and not for the benefit of some.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New Govt: MCMC May 05, 2019 @ 12:11

MCMC, police carry out raids over uncertified cordless phones, TV antenna

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police recently carried out raids to curb the use of non-certified communications equipment.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: DAP May 05, 2019 @ 11:59

DAP national chairman: Despite obstacles, Pakatan will deliver campaign promises

In the one year that the Pakatan Harapan government has helmed the nation, it has fulfilled many of the promises made, says DAP national chairman Tan Kok Wai in his opening address at the party's 2019 National Congress here on Sunday (May 5).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt May 05, 2019 @ 11:54

Future lies with renewable energy

The government is committed to providing energy efficiency and renewable energy in electricity supply for the people. |Read more |NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt May 05, 2019 @ 11:06

PM: Some civil servants want PH toppled for declaring war on corruption

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today acknowledged the existence of civil servants who are rooting for the fall of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government over its war against corruption in the civil service. |Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Govt May 05, 2019 @ 09:24

Intensive self-defence programme for firefighters in the pipeline

The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) intends to devise an intensive self-defence programme in an effort to improve the safety of its members who are often faced with dangerous situations while carrying out their duties.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Policies: FT May 05, 2019 @ 09:07

Traders to protest if they suffer losses

Traders at the first-ever Ramadan Bazaar in Jalan Raja are not happy but have no choice except to set up stalls away from their traditional turf in Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman. |Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Policies: FT May 05, 2019 @ 08:52

City Hall to act against unregistered stalls

City Hall is fully prepared to clamp down on illegal stalls in Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR), said Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia New State Govt May 05, 2019 @ 08:48

Moving state administration centre needs to be studied: Chow

The proposal to move the Penang state government administration centre should be discussed and studied carefully, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR May 05, 2019 @ 07:52

Ministry to set up task force on night working policy: Kula

The Human Resource Ministry will be setting up a task force to study a proposal on working at night for certain employment sectors.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE May 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry: 10 schools in KL, Selangor to get RM3.43m allocation for infrastructure

Ten schools in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor have been allocated RM3.43 million to build various infrastructure.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New State Govt May 05, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Upper class’ folk behind Parti Bangsa Johor

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has claimed that the “upper classes” are behind the formation of a new political party known as Parti Bangsa Johor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul: RTS May 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Just one condition, says Ruler

Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has consented to hand over his plot of land in Bukit Chagar to the government without any cost for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project – with one condition.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 05, 2019

Sarawak, federal govts to continue helping SMEs

The Sarawak and federal governments will continue to offer various programmes and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 04, 2019 

New Malaysia | Reforms: ERC May 04, 2019 @ 22:30

Declaration of political funding among reform proposals

The need for political parties to declare funds received is among a 16-point improvement to be implemented by the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC).|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia New Govt May 04, 2019 @ 20:25

Haj pilgrim quota remains at 30,200

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today stressed that the quota for Malaysian pilgrims remains at 30,200 and the Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) was working on increasing this number.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia Reforms: IPCMC May 04, 2019 @ 19:42

Strengthen Police Commission rather than set up IPCMC

Retired policemen have rejected the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more|NST

New Malaysia New State Govt May 04, 2019 @ 19:12

Seremban Parliament gives RM147,000 to mosques, surau

The Seremban Parliament today contributed RM147,000 to mosques and surau to help in their activities during Ramadan.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT May 04, 2019 @ 19:00

Cabinet held special meeting on improving youth employment, says Khalid

A special Cabinet meeting has been held to address the problem of unemployment among youths, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia 405 Rally May 04, 2019 @ 17:48

Rally leaders speak up for Malay rulers, demand justice for deceased fireman Adib

Speakers at the 405 Rally that took place here on Saturday (May 4) voiced their dissatisfaction on several matters such as the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and an alleged threat to the institution of Malay rulers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF May 04, 2019 @ 17:43

UTC records 72.3m transactions since opening: Finance Ministry

Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) nationwide recorded a total of 72.3 million customer transactions since their establishment.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Reforms: ERC May 04, 2019 @ 17:25

16 components for electoral reform to be presented to government next year

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) has identified 16 components for electoral reform and will present its recommendations to the government next year.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 16:42

MOF denies Sarawak sidelined in infrastructure development
The development allocation in 2019 for projects in Sarawak by the federal government is RM4.3 billion, the second largest for states in Malaysia after Sabah.
|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 16:33

Monthly allowance for PJM recipients?
The Ministry of Defence has proposed that Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) veterans who received the medal, Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) be given a monthly allowance.
|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 16:23

‘Uggah, Baru Bian jointly chair action council’
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said a joint committee known as the Action Council has been set up by the federal and the Sarawak governments aimed at giving focus to the development of Sarawak.

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 16:15

RM24 million for industrial R&D this year: Yeo Bee Yin
The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) has allocated a total of RM24 million for industrial research and development (R&D) this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 16:12

4,913 PA, PPR residents in scheme to settle rental arrears
A total of 4,913 residents of Public Houses (PA) and People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in the capital with monthly rental arrears payments exceeding RM1,000 have been identified for a scheme to settle rental arrears (‘Skim Khidmat Menjelaskan Tunggakan Sewa’).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 16:00

In ‘protect Islam’ rally, protesters calls for AG’s dismissal and support for TMJ
The rally to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) today saw placards calling for Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’ dismissal, and posters in support of Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 15:55

Change of UTC operating hours during Ramadan
Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) nationwide will operate according to new operating hours during the month of Ramadan from May 5 to June 9.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 15:15

Miti embarks on productivity programme
Minister of International Trade and Industry (Miti) Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking said it was imperative for all Malaysians to work together in improving productivity and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 15:00
Election Reform Committee may review local council polls next
The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) will possibly be put to task in reviewing the reintroduction of the local council elections due to growing demand from the public, says its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 14:08

Health Ministry launches new five year anti-smoking campaign
The Health Ministry has launched a five-year "Speak Out" campaign to empower people to encourage smokers to quit smoking.|Read more >|TheStar

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May 04, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 13:15

Jho Low agrees to commence sale of RM161m mansion in Los Angeles, to preserve property value
Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low is aware that the owners of Oriole Drive property have successfully negotiated an agreement with the US government to commence a sale of his US$39 million (RM161 million) Los Angeles property in a mutual effort to preserve the property’s value.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 13:00

Food Bank Siswa programme provides food to poor university students
The Food Bank Siswa programme held at several public universities has helped students from the low-income (B40) group or poor families to have access to food. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 12:48

Johor Sultan offers to return RTS land to federal govt
JOHOR BARU: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar is willing to return a piece of land at Bukit Chagar here to the federal government at no cost – provided that it is used for the delayed Rapid Transit System (RTS).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 12:24

Eventful year for health ministry under new govt
The PeKa B40, a healthcare protection scheme for the low-income B40 group, management of “sick” projects and the initiative for price control on medicines were among the achievements of the Health Ministry under the Pakatan Harapan government in it’s first year in office.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 04, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 11:23
PKR Miri launches mobile community services counter
Parti Keadilan Rakyat has started operating mobile community services counters here to help the public apply and register for the welfare and assistance schemes that the Pakatan Harapan Government has introduced for the rakyat.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 12:34

Action Committee between fed and state govts will focus on developments in S’wak – Abang Johari
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said a special joint committee between the Sarawak and federal governments has been established, named the Action Committee.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 10:13

Facelift boost for old housing schemes
The government is committed to providing better living for those residing in old housing schemes. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said this was in line with the National Housing Policy 2.0 which was launched in January.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 10:205

ECRL to bring changes in Jelebu’s economic landscape
The federal government’s decision to resume the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with a revised route that includes Jelebu district is expected to bring rapid changes into this sleepy town that is famous for its durians and MD2 pineapples.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 09:04

'Reviving tin mining may harm environment'
The revival of tin mining may cause harm to the environment as most untapped areas of the tin reserves are located in ‘environmentally sensitive areas’.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 12:24

A year under Pakatan, groups say schools still facing shortage of qualified teachers
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Pakatan Harapan (PH) should be focusing on hiring more qualified teachers as schools are currently experiencing a shortage of staff, groups have said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysia up 22 rungs on World Press Freedom Index
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the country for having jumped 22 places in the latest World Press Freedom Index.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 07:00

Cartels pushing up prices of goods, says Saifuddin
CARTELS are responsible for pushing up the prices of goods – to even as high as 133% in some cases – before the goods eventually reach consumers, reported Berita Harian.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 07:00

Police allow ‘405’ rally to be heldat city centre
The “405” rally, supposedly held to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” will be allowed to go on, says the police.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 07:00

Farmers turn to Perak govt for help over eviction
Seven farmers facing eviction from their farms in Kampung Kuala Kuang are hoping the state government will step in.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 07:00

Industry players hail reduced levy
Confusion over the implementation of reduced levy for extending the services of foreign workers in five sectors has been cleared, say industry players.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 00:01

RM123 million set aside for various school projects this year
The Sarawak government has set aside RM123 million for various school projects across the state this year alone.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Govt May 04 2019 @ 00:01

RM18 mln allocated to strengthen Swak’s durian industry
A sum of RM18 million has been set aside this year to further develop and strengthen Sarawak’s durian industry.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 03, 2019 

New Malaysia Facts and Stats May 03, 2019  @ 16:56

Social media main mode of communication, says chief statistician
Social media is the main interaction medium in Malaysia, with 96.5% of individuals using the Internet to access their social media websites last year, according to chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC May 03, 2019 @ 16:52

TNB's presence in hi-speed broadband circle will be a game changer, says Gobind

Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) interest in venturing into the high speed broadband telecommunications business will positively impact connectivity infrastructure in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC May 03, 2019  @ 16:36

5G frequency is safe even for children: MCMC chairman

The cellular radiation or the radio frequency technology in 5G network is safe and not harmful to one’s health, including children, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak confirmed.Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Facts and Stats May 03, 2019  @ 16:31

NUJ wants government to repeal all laws restricting press freedom

The National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJ) has called on the government to repeal the Printing, Presses and Publishing Act 1984 (PPPA) in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day Friday (May 3).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 03, 2019  @ 15:42

IPCMC not aimed at punishing police: Muhyiddin

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is not being set up with the aim of punishing members of the force, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 03, 2019  @ 15:42

IPCMC not aimed at punishing police: Muhyiddin

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is not being set up with the aim of punishing members of the force, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Zahid's Scandal May 03, 2019  @ 15:35

Ahmad Zahid fails to get impounded passport to perform umrah

The High Court here today dismissed an application by former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 47 charges of money-laundering, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and corruption, for the temporary return of his impounded passport to perform umrah.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Opposition: Gerakan May 03, 2019  @ 15:35

Gerakan says subsidising fresh grads at work is a bad move
Gerakan has criticised the government's proposal to provide RM6bil in allowances and salaries to assist fresh graduates at work as a "populist attempt" to fish for youth support.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 03, 2019  @ 15:00

Where were you when Tabung Haji plundered? Muhyiddin asks self-proclaimed Islamic defenders

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has one question for Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) ahead of its planned rally in the national capital tomorrow, organised purportedly with the aim of “defending Islam”.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Govt  May 03, 2019  @ 15:00

Sarawak to form committee on dilapidated schools once Putrajaya approves fund allocation

A high level committee will be formed to finalise list of dilapidated schools to be repaired in Sarawak once Putrajaya agrees to state government’s proposal for the RM1 billion allocation, Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee explained today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 03, 2019 

New Malaysia | New State Govt  May 03, 2019  @ 15:00

Penang CM says yet to sign agreement with undersea tunnel project contractor

The Penang state government has yet to sign an agreement with the project delivery partner of the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel and three paired road projects, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (DAP - Padang Kota) told the legislative assembly today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt  May 03, 2019  @ 15:00

Azmin: Cabinet to focus on graduates’ qualifications, skills mismatch

The Cabinet had on Wednesday discussed the graduates’ qualifications and skills mismatch in the job market, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoA May 03, 2019  @ 14:30

Don’t take Dr M’s suggestion to plant paddy at night literally, says agriculture minister

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remark that Malaysians can switch to planting paddy at night was not meant to be taken literally, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 03, 2019 @ 13:32

Penang mulls building homes for fishermen affected by PSR project

Penang state government is considering building houses for fishermen affected by the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, which will see the creation of three islands off the southwestern tip of the island.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 03, 2019 @ 12:34

US to return RM828 million in 1MDB-linked funds to Msia

US Authorities are preparing to return about US$200 million (RM828 million) of funds allegedly misappropriated from troubled state fund 1MDB to Malaysia, according to people familiar with the matter.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 03, 2019 @ 12:28

Singapore to return RM106mil in 1MDB-related money; US to repatriate RM828mil

Singaporen authorities are preparing to return about S$35 million (RM106.34 million) surrendered by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng and his family in connection with the 1MDB scandal to Malaysia, according to people familiar with the matter.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives May 03, 2019 

Abdullah: 300 of 5,000 new telco towers to come online in 2020

The first 300, of the 5,000 new telecommunication (telco) towers to be built in Sarawak, will be fully operational next year.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia Gathering 405 Rally May 03, 2019  @ 12:27

Don't be influenced by political opportunists, says Muhyiddin of tomorrow's (May 4) rally
Commenting on a rally, dubbed “Gathering 405”, being organised in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (May 4) to “defend the sovereignty of Islam”, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin rejected the notion that Pakatan had sidelined the Malays and Muslims.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Sandakan By-election May 03, 2019  @ 12:12

Bersih: LGE's Sandakan speech no different from Najib's
Lim Guan Eng's speech in Sandakan is no different from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's speeches in the past, says Bersih 2.0.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Bung Moktar's Scandal May 03, 2019  @ 11:47

Bung Mohktar charged with three cases of corruption involving RM2.8m

Kinabatangan MP and former Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) Berhad chairman, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin today claimed trial to three charges of corruption involving RM2.8 million.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: Bersatu May 03, 2019  @ 11:30

Public worried about Sabah’s handling of illegal immigrants, state Bersatu insists

Sabahans, particularly the indigenous community, are very worried over how the Sabah government plans on handling the illegal immigrant problems in the state, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Sabah coordinator Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt May 03, 2019  @ 09:41

Govt formulating policy to get locals to do 3D jobs: PM

The government plans to implement a policy for working at night specifically for job sectors which do not receive much response from the local populace, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC May 03, 2019  @ 09:35

MCMC raids home of suspect after false allegations on FB against royals, leaders

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) yesterday raided the house of a suspect who had made false allegations against the country’s royals and leaders on Facebook and a blog under the name ‘Abu Leman’, in Bemban, Malacca.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 03, 2019  @ 08:46

Academics who drew up executive summary on Rome Statute must take responsibility: Maszlee

The four academics who drew up the executive summary for the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute must take responsibility for it, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: Home May 03, 2019  @ 08:30

Not necessary to ‘even consider’ reviving RM3.5b immigration control system, says home minister

Putrajaya will not revive the cancelled RM3.5 billion National Immigration Control System (SKIN) concession agreement, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt May 03, 2019 @ 08:28

Minister: Harsher punishment under new environmental law

The government aims to replace the Environmental Quality Act 1974 with a new act, which would see greater enforcement powers and stiffer punishments meted out to those who pollute the environment.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt: Home May 03, 2019  @ 07:00

Azis: No plans to issue documents to illegals in Sabah
The state government has no right and no plans to issue documents to illegal immigrants in the state, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman reiterated in view of fresh questions about the matter.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives May 03, 2019 

Dedicated regional development agency for S’wak’s southern region to be established – Saga

The creation of a dedicated regional development agency for Sarawak’s southern region is now being considered, said Assistant Minister of Native Land Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 03, 2019  @ 00:02

Supply chain study reveals excessive profiteering: Saifuddin

A preliminary report on the food supply chain study carried out by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) found excessive profiteering of up to 133% involving a popular item.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 02, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE May 02, 2019  @ 23:43

PT3 English language papers to be aligned to CEFR starting this year

Beginning this year, the Form Three Assessment (PT3) English Language papers will be aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), followed by the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) in 2021, and the Primary School Achievement Test (USPR) in 2022.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 02, 2019  @ 23:01

Penang CM suggests alternatives to Kulim airport plan

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has put forward three proposals to address concerns over plans to build an airport in Kulim, Kedah.Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: FT May 02, 2019 @ 20:42

From next week, KL's Ramadan bazaar no longer in Lorong TAR

Motorists using Jalan Raja for their daily commute should brace for delays, diversions and route reversals to make way for the city’s annual Ramadan bazaar, which will operate in the heritage quarter.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives May 02, 2019 @ 19:33

Malaysia's first commodities e-commerce trading platform launched

Malaysia today launched its first commodities e-commerce trading platform operated by a Malaysian company — Commodities Global Trade Sdn Bhd (CGTSB).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt May 02, 2019 @ 18:53

No decision yet whether to subsidise fresh graduates' salaries, says PM

Subsidising local fresh graduates' salaries is one of several proposals that the Cabinet has deliberated in a move to reduce Malaysia's dependence on foreign workers.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt May 02, 2019 @ 18:47

Tengku Maimun is Malaysia's first woman Chief Justice

Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 02, 2019  @ 18:30

PM says government will always listen to public before making decisions

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that both he and the government will always listen to public opinion before making a decision, including any related to the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt May 02, 2019  @ 18:30

PDRM to meet PM over objections to IPCMC, says IGP

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will meet with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to submit its protest over several issues concerning the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT May 02, 2019  @ 18:30

Putrajaya considering grace period for foreign workers at ports, says transport minister

Port operators have pleaded with the government to allow them to hire foreign workers to work as prime movers at the docks for a certain duration, as a shortage of local workers continues to cause problems for the industry, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 02, 2019  @ 14:30

Malaysians don’t need visa to the US anymore? Fake news, says Wisma Putra

The Foreign Ministry today debunked as fake news an article claiming that the US has waived the visa requirement for 10 countries, including Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 02, 2019 @ 13:15

Penang South Reclamation, transport master plan included in Penang Structure Plan 2030, says state exco

The controversial Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) and Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project were included as part of the draft Penang Structure Plan 2030 (PSP2030) which is now in the process of being gazetted, the state legislative assembly was told today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews May 02, 2019  @ 13:20

Malaysians don’t need visa to the US anymore? Fake news, says Wisma Putra

The Foreign Ministry today debunked as fake news an article claiming that the US has waived the visa requirement for 10 countries, including Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 02, 2019 @ 12:55

Najib's 1MDB trial postponed to Aug 19

The criminal trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving RM2.28 billion in 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds has been rescheduled to Aug 19.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 02, 2019  @ 12:52

Surrender of jewellery not an admission of guilt: Jho Low

Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (pix), also known as Jho Low, has welcomed the US authorities’ latest deal to recover assets linked to money embezzled from 1Malaysia Developmemt Berhad (1MDB), following a court filing on the return of jewellery worth US$1.7 million (RM7 million).Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt May 02, 2019  @ 12:30

Court declares Perak-born stateless child a citizen, orders NRD to issue IC

Born in Perak, a 13-year-old girl can now proudly call herself a Malaysian citizen after the High Court made a declaration in her favour today and ordered the National Registration Department (NRD) to issue her an identification card.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia 1MDB May 02, 2019  @ 11:56