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ANM in the News Archive May 06 -  10,  2019

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May 09, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt: MoH May 09, 2019 @ 17:43

Health Minister to hold meeting with GPs over consultation fees

Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad says he will hold a meeting with GPs soon to address issues over their proposal to increase consultation fees in tandem with doctors' fees in private hospitals.|Read more| TheStar


New Malaysia New Govt: MoHR May 09, 2019 @ 17:05

270,000 new job opportunities created within eight months: Mahfuz

A total of 270,000 new job opportunities were created within eight months after the Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more| SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT May 09, 2019 @ 17:00

Transport minister stands ground on new tint rules, tells crime-fighters to move with times

Anthony Loke today defended the Transport Ministry’s decision to drop the tint limit for non-driver windows that some in the police criticised as hampering crime prevention efforts.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New State Initiatives May 09, 2019 @ 14:52

Second RFP for Penang Free WiFi in the cards

Penang will call for a second request for proposal (RFP) for the Penang Free WiFi (PFW) services.|Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Scandal: Mindef Land May 09, 2019 @ 13:45

Mindef: Land swap losses due to ‘outrageous’ political intervention and more
A lower valuation than the market price, weaknesses in contract management, and “outrageous” interference for political interests are among the reasons the Defence Ministry lost more than RM500mil from several land swap deals.|
Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul: ECRL May 09, 2019 @ 13:32

Neither MRL, govt claim RM21.5 billion ECRL saving was from overpricing

Neither Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) or the government have claimed the savings of RM21.5 billion for the improved East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project was purely from an element of overpricing.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL May 09, 2019 @ 13:30

Daim not sole broker in China renegotiations, ECRL firm clarifies

Tun Daim Zainuddin was appointed to lead Malaysia in hammering out a new deal on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) with China but the former finance minister wasn’t the country’s only negotiator.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Government May 09, 2019 @ 13:00

Penang to restore roads to original gazetted names

Confusion over the different spellings of many road names and towns in Penang will be relieved soon as these will be returned to their original gazetted versions.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 10, 2019 

New Malaysia Govt May 10, 2019 @ 20:10

Dr M: Conflicts in the Muslim world can be avoided if everyone adheres to Islamic teachings

Conflicts can be avoided in the Muslim world if all parties adhere to Islamic teachings, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Reforms: IPCMC May 10, 2019 @ 19:18

Police, GIACC agree on need to set up IPCMC

The National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) is positive the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will be established this year.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia New Policies: MoE May 10, 2019 @ 19:06

MUET a must for non-English language option teachers: Teo

Non-English language option teachers have to sit for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) - a qualification they must have to teach the language.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL May 10, 2019 @ 19:00

ECRL owner to launch scheme on civil works for local firms

In a bid to spur local firms to participate in the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), project owner Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) said it will introduce a Pre-Qualification (Pre-Q) exercise at the end of this month.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | State Govt May 10, 2019 @ 18:30

Mamee Monster can no longer wish drivers ‘kthxbye’ in Melaka

A gigantic signboard on a pedestrian bridge in Melaka featuring snack brand mascot Mamee Monster was instructed to be taken down by the city’s mayor.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia Govt May 10, 2019 @ 17:01

Dr M regrets arrest of social media user

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed regret over the detention of a social media user last night.|Read more |NST


New Malaysia Govt: MoEA May 10, 2019 @ 14:44

Economic Affairs Ministry to focus on developing new industries

The Economic Affairs Ministry will focus on developing new industries to drive the nation’s economy to a higher level and in tune with current developments. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Viewpoints: PSR May 10, 2019 @ 14:30

In online petition, critic compares Penang land reclamation project to Johor’s Forest City

Vocal social activist Khoo Salma is determined that the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) must not proceed.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia Opposition: PAS May 10, 2019 @ 14:13

PAS: Failure to gazette Cabinet posts poses legal questions

The failure to gazette the Cabinet posts of ministers by the Pakatan Harapan government affects the legality of their functions, says PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: Tax and GST Refunds May 10, 2019 @ 13:37

RM17.1bil GST, income tax refunds paid out since April 30

The government has paid out a total of RM17.1 billion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and income tax refunds as of April 30.|Read more |NST

New Malaysia Sandakan By-election May 10, 2019 @ 13:23

Sandakan polls: Bersih 2.0 chides Warisan and Shafie for misusing govt machinery

Bersih 2.0 has taken Parti Warisan Sabah to task, for allegedly misusing government resources and machinery to campaign in the Sandakan by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: IRB May 10, 2019 @ 13:00

Customs says new smuggling unit doesn’t need PSD approval

The Customs Department today clarified that its new investigation unit did not require approval from the Public Service Department (PSD) prior to its set-up as it was a taskforce to improve intelligence investigations of smuggling activities.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia Govt: MoEA May 10, 2019 @ 13:00

Economic Affairs Ministry greenlights RM4.8b infrastructure funds for Kedah, RM1.8b for Kelantan

A total of RM6.2 billion have been approved for infrastructure and developmental projects in Kedah and Kelantan, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia 1MDB May 10, 2019 @ 10:20

AG reason Najib escaped oversight probe as PM, ex-MACC panellist says

Datuk Seri Najib Razak was not investigated for corruption when he was prime minister because the attorney general (AG) at that time rebuffed the oversight panel’s recommendation to do so, lawyer Datuk Lim Chee Wee disclosed in an interview today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia Reforms: Law Amendment May 10, 2019 @ 09:35

Sedition Act to be abolished this year: Law Minister

The Sedition Act 1948 is expected to be abolished this year, said Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Govt May 10, 2019 @ 08:41

'Govt's initiatives must be monitored'

There is a need for a monitoring agency to keep track of things when the government rolls out initiatives under the shared prosperity concept.Read more |NST

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption May 10, 2019 @ 07:00

DBKL officer remanded over bribery claims

A Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) senior official has been remanded for four days to assist in investigations into allegations of bribery involving RM200,000.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul: MINDEF May 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Mindef probe shifts to military assets

The investigation by the Governance, Procurement and Finance Investigating Committee (GPFIC) on the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) will be continued with the focus shifted to the maintenance and purchase of military assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt May 10, 2019

‘Federal government listens to us Sabahans’

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said that after a year of governing, he finds that the current Federal Government is more open and ready to listen to the State Government.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia Reforms: Law Amendment May 09, 2019 @ 23:28

Senate passes administration of Islamic Laws FT Bill

The Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) 2018 bill was approved in Dewan Negara, today. |Read more >|SunDaily

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May 09, 2019 

New Malaysia New State Initiatives May 09, 2019 @ 12:47

'Pahang Go' app to benefit residents in the state

Paying your utility bills and quit rent, and purchasing parking coupons on a mobile device is just a click away with the state government's ‘Pahang Go’ application, which will offer greater convenience to the people in Pahang. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 09, 2019 @ 11:00

Najib-Irwan RM6.6b CBT trial tentatively set December until February

The joint trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah over six criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges involving RM6.64 billion is tentatively fixed for hearing from December 2019 until February 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal May 09, 2019 @ 10:32

HRW: Malaysia will face difficulty voicing concerns if not 
Malaysia will have a much more difficult time raising key foreign policy issues that they are concerned about, if they are not a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), says Human Rights Watch.|
Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Rome Statute Withdrawal May 09, 2019 @ 10:07

Malaysia removed from Rome Statute signatory list

The United Nations (UN) will take out Malaysia’s name from the list of nations which are signatories to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the UN completes the procedure for Malaysia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute ICC.|Read more| SunDaily

New Malaysia 1MDB May 09, 2019 @ 09:53

Malaysia seeks forfeiture of assets seized from ex-PM Najib

Malaysian prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of millions of dollars in cash and assets seized from disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak, his family, and others, the state news agency Bernama reported on Wednesday. |Read more|NST


New Malaysia New Govt: FT May 09, 2019 @ 09:17

Eviction notices to former Bukit Jalil estate workers’ families withdrawn

The eviction notices issued to 41 families of former Bukit Jalil Estate workers have been withdrawn, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more| SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt: FT May 09, 2019 @ 09:00

26ha of Taman Tugu land to be handed over to National Heritage Trust

The cabinet yesterday agreed to hand-over 26.4ha of land at Taman Tugu worth about RM1.87 billion to the National Heritage Trust (Awan) to be conserved as green lungs, said Federal Territories, Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more| SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt May 09, 2019 @ 08:33

Mahathir questions if Islamic gathering was for religion or politics

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has questioned whether a gathering by Muslims in the city on Saturday was to defend the sanctity of Islam and the Constitution or to draw support for certain political parties.|Read more| SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 09, 2019

Study to elevate Native Courts to independent, autonomous judicial system underway – Uggah

The Sarawak government has decided to undertake a comprehensive study with the ultimate objective of restructuring and elevating the status of Native Courts to be an independent and autonomous judicial system like the Syariah and Civil Courts.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Govt May 09, 2019 @ 00:52

Middlemen contribute to price increase of goods, says PM

The existence of middlemen is one of the factors contributing to the price increase of goods, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more|NST

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May 08, 2019 

New Malaysia Sandakan By-election May 08, 2019 @ 17:32

Police get 11 reports, open 5 investigations over Sandakan by-election campaign

Police have so far received 11 reports and opened five investigations relating to campaigning in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election since April 27.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 08, 2019 @ 17:30

Umno senator laments party’s lack of progress, reliance on Pakatan’s mistakes to remain relevant

Almost a year after becoming the Opposition, Umno has not made great strides with achievements of its own, but still relies on Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) mistakes to score points, an Umno senator said today.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt: MoF May 08, 2019 @ 17:15

Finance Minister: Repatriated 1MDB assets will be used to repay debts
The government will use the repatriated US$322mil (RM1.34bil) in 1MDB assets from the United States and SG$50mil (RM152.4mil) from Singapore to repay 1MDB debts of RM51bil, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT May 08, 2019 @ 16:30

Police fear new vehicle tint rule will spur crime, endanger its personnel

Bukit Aman traffic police’s enforcement department today expressed concern with the Transport Ministry’s decision to drop the tint limit for non-driver windows over concerns this may hamper crime prevention.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: MoE May 08, 2019 @ 15:00

10,948 special needs students enter govt schools

A total of 10,948 students with special needs (MBK) have registered at government’s primary and secondary schools as of April 8.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 07, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 23:30

Minister: SPAN to launch investigation after burst water pipes cut off supply to 800,000 consumers in Klang

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has been told to investigate the incident in which three water pipes burst at the Banting-Taiping West Coast Expressway (WCE) construction site last Saturday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt: MACC May 07, 2019 @ 22:26

MACC looking for man to assist graft probe

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is tracking down a man to assist in the investigations into a corruption case related to the government land.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 21:27

Terengganu has no plans to shut eateries during Terawih prayers

The Terengganu PAS government does not intend to order restaurants to close at night during the Ramadan month as the Kelantan government has done.|Read more|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 21:17

Wan Azizah: My political role will come 'full circle' once Anwar is PM
The role of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in politics will come “full circle” once her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes over as the country’s number one.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 21:59

Loke: E-hailing drivers don't have to change status of vehicles to e-hailing private vehicles
E-hailing drivers have been given the flexibility of not changing their vehicle category from individual private vehicle to e-hailing private vehicle (AH), says Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 19:39

Dewan Negara passes Supplementary Supply Bill of RM4.133b

The Dewan Negara today approved the RM4.133 billion of Supplementary Supply (2018) 2019 Bill for additional expenditure with a majority vote after the third reading.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 19:30

Putrajaya urged to transfer authority over health and education to Sarawak, says Dr Sim

Sarawak has asked the federal government for an order from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to transfer executive functions over health and education to the state, the state’s Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 19:23

Fisheries Dept never issues deep-sea fishing licence to foreigners

The Department of Fisheries (DOF) has never issued or leased any deep-sea fishing licence to foreigners, said its director-general, Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Viewpoints May 07, 2019 @ 19:11

Express bus operators want 30pc fare hike this Raya

Express bus companies are hoping that the government will approve their request to raise fares by at least 30 per cent during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday period.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 18:52

PH govt needs the civil service: Daim

You are dead without the civil service — that was the warning issued by Tun Daim Zainuddin to ministers in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) cabinet, just days before its one-year anniversary in power.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 21:30

Wan Azizah: PH govt has laid strong foundation for development

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has laid a strong foundation, via a well-run administration, to keep Malaysia on the right development track.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE May 07, 2019 @ 19:00

Education Ministry to propose new Higher Education Act, says deputy minister

The Ministry of Education is planning to have a new Higher Education Act enacted to eliminate barriers to free speech in universities, said deputy minister Teo Nie Ching.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 19:00

Sarawak to spend RM5.1b on water, electricity over two years, says state minister

Sarawak’s Ministry of Utilities has been allocated RM5.1 billion to carry out water and electricity supply projects over the next two years, its minister Datuk Seri Stephen Rundi said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 19:15

Perak to investigate claim of malnourished Orang Asli kids near Grik

The state government will get in touch with the relevant authorities to verify a news report that claimed children in Pos Kemar, Grik, were suffering from malnutrition due to logging activity in the area.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE May 07, 2019 @ 18:44

Dr Maszlee: Over 10,000 special needs children enrolled in schools under Zero Reject policy
A total of 10,948 special needs students have enrolled in schools since the Education Ministry launched the "Zero Reject Policy" in January.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 17:53

Terengganu Health Dept to collect 160 food samples from Ramadan bazaars

The Terengganu Health Department will be collecting 160 food samples randomly at Ramadan bazaar sites throughout the state to ensure the safety and hygiene of the food sold.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 17:44

Sarawak Integrity and Ombudsman Unit gets 31 public complaints

As of May 3, the Sarawak Integrity and Ombudsman Unit (UNION) has received 31 public complaints related to the service of state agencies and departments.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE May 07, 2019 @ 17:19

Health Ministry working to improve nutrition among orang asli children
The Health Ministry has been carrying out programmes to improve nutrition among orang asli children at Pos Kemar near Gerik since 2010.
|Read more >|TheStar

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May 07, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoE May 07, 2019 @ 14:00

What patronage system? Education Ministry says gave grants to returned ex-Nasa scientist

Local public universities have never sidelined junior academics nor is there an entrenched patronage system as alleged by a returned scientist formerly with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the Education Ministry (MoE) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt: MCMC May 07, 2019 @ 13:31

MCMC: Ensure mobile apps are always updated
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) advises mobile phone users to ensure that all applications installed on their devices are the latest versions.
|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Govt May 07, 2019 @ 13:30

After grouses about civil service, Daim tells ministers that trust is a two-way street

Pakatan Harapan ministers must learn to trust and depend on the civil service regardless of their continued suspicions about the latter, Tun Daim Zainuddin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia 1MDB May 07, 2019 @ 12:49

AGC: US has returned US$57 million in 1MDB funds

Malaysia on Tuesday said the US government has returned some US$57 million in funds recovered from 1MDB assets in the ‘first installment’ of funds to be repatriated under a US kleptocracy asset recovery initiative.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia New Govt: MoF May 07, 2019 @ 11:49

M'sia to secure fiscal targets, say int'l rating agencies

International rating agencies are convinced Malaysia would be able to secure its fiscal targets, particularly the 3.4 per cent fiscal deficit to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio this year.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia New State Govt May 07, 2019 @ 09:35

Kelantan orders eateries closed during terawih prayers throughout Ramadan

All restaurant operators in the state have been ordered to close their eateries between 8.30pm and 10pm throughout Ramadan, effective immediately.|Read more|NST

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

Putrajaya looking to restructure Orang Asli Dept

The government is studying a proposal to restructure the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) to ensure the welfare of the community is safeguarded more effectively.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Muhyiddin: Laws cannot solve every problem
Wielding the baton of the law alone will not keep the country’s security and harmony intact and community leaders must remind Malaysians to accept that they live in a diverse society, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
|Read more >|TheStar

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

Mat Sabu: Sabah sea curfew to be reviewed
The implementation of the dusk-to-dawn curfew four years ago in the east coast of Sabah will be reviewed, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Ng pleads not guilty to 1MDB charges
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Roger Ng pleaded not guilty to criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at the Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB in an appearance at federal court in New York on Monday.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Govt May 07, 2019

59,035 acres of NCR land in Layar approved for perimeter survey — Len Talif

A total of 24,035 hectares or 59,035 acres of native customary rights (NCR) land in the Layar state constituency have been approved for perimeter survey.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Govt: AGC May 07, 2019 @ 00:11

Judicial sale of Equanimity completed: AG

The judicial sale of luxury yacht Equanimity has been completed with the receipt of the full purchase amount of US$126 million (RM523 million) from Genting Malaysia Bhd (Genting) on April 23.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 07, 2019 

New Malaysia New Govt: FT May 07, 2019 @ 18:01

No boycott of new Ramadan bazaar but lots not taken will be forfeited

Kuala Lumpur City Hall has downplayed the dearth of traders in the capital’s first ever Ramadan Bazaar at the heritage quarter of Jalan Raja, saying that all 344 lots offered had been taken up beforehand.|Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Fakenews May 07, 2019 @ 18:30

Prime Minister’s Office denies govt rewarded Dr Zakir Naik with land

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today denied claims that the Malaysian Government had rewarded preacher Dr Zakir Naik with land for Dr Naik’s Peace TV channel and a “slot on Malaysia’s national broadcaster”.|<