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ANM in the News Archive May 11 -  15,  2019

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May 14, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: Education May 14, 2019 @ 21:09

18 education-related issues settled by minister: NUTP

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has managed to resolve 18 education-related problems including those related to teachers’ workload submitted by the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP), said NUTP president Aminuddin Awang.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 14, 2019 @ 20:51

Selangor Smart Parking Application now includes Subang Jaya

Motorists can now pay for parking under the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) jurisdiction using the Selangor Smart Parking Application (SSPA) on their handphone. Usage of the app in Subang Jaya will begin tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: LBGT May 14, 2019 @ 20:00

LGBT culture against Islamic principles but Malaysia doesn’t kill gays, deputy minister tells George Clooney

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya today sought to correct the viewpoints of popular Hollywood actor George Clooney, pointing out that Malaysia does not kill, and will not resort to killing sexual minorities.|Read more >|Malaymail   


New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 14, 2019 @ 20:00

NSC director shocked by mass graves in Wang Kelian

The discovery of mass graves and human trafficking camps in Wang Kelian in January 2015 came as a shock to the National Security Council (NSC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: TH May 14, 2019 @ 19:38

TH still waiting for Saudi Arabia to decide on additional haj quota request

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is still waiting for a decision from the Saudi Arabian government on the request for an additional 10,000 haj quota this year, says TH chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zukri Samat. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 14, 2019 @ 18:16

MCMC encourages public to use myFreeview digital broadcasting service

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has encouraged the public to utilise the “myFreeview” digital broadcasting service which offers sharper transmissions compared to analogue signals.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Civil Service May 14, 2019 @ 17:51

PM: Any good delivery system will fail without good users

Any good system will fall apart if its users fail to use it properly, Prime Minister tells civil servants today.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt May 14, 2019 @ 17:16

No interference, just misunderstanding, says Dr M

There is no truth in political appointees interfering in the duties of civil servants, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.|Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF Land May 14, 2019 @ 17:11

Mindef land swaps: Nobody above the law, says Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today said the police will investigate anyone, even the prime minister, over any involvement in the Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) land-swap deals.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 15, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Policies: IRB May 15, 2019 @ 22:32

Pay your taxes or get barred from leaving the country

Taxpayers who are served notices of tax arrears must pay up within 30 days of the notification lest they would be blacklisted and barred from leaving the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 15, 2019 @ 22:04

MCMC: Don't spread pictures of deceased girl

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised against spreading images of a 16-year-old Sarawakian girl who took her own life after holding a vote if she should do so on social media.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 15, 2019 @ 21:21

Sufficient supply throughout Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Agriculture and Agro- Based Industry Minister has prepared a supply of 800 million chicken eggs and 28.6 million of coconut for the Ramadan and upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MINDEF May 15, 2019 @ 21:01

Mindef report: 21 years – but contractor yet to complete National Defence Institute project
It has been 21 years – but a contractor has yet to complete the National Defence Institute (Puspahanas) project in Putrajaya, according to the Defence Ministry's audit report on land swaps.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Youth May 15, 2019 @ 21:00

More than RM150mil to be allocated for youth programmes, says Dr M

More than RM150mil will be allocated to develop the Youth Power programme, including sports and recreation facilities for the youth, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Security May 15, 2019 @ 20:39

Police-Prasarana teaming up to ensure safety at Selangor train stations
Police and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd are teaming up to make MRT and LRT stations in Selangor safer with the Crime Prevention Patrols Programme (RCJ).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt May 15, 2019 @ 20:00

PM: Govt to appoint a youth rep in Senate

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 15, 2019 @ 17:07

Information received on migrant smuggling often vague, Wang Kelian RCI told

Former Perlis Customs Department director Datuk Mohd Pudzi Man revealed that the agency could not act on human trafficking camps in Wang Kelian because they only received “vague information” on the matter.|Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 15, 2019 @ 17:00

Claiming conflict of interest, DAP MP, C4 call for AGC to look into Taman Rimba Kiara project

DAP’s Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh and Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) today called for the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) to scrutinise the Taman Rimba Kiara development project.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF May 15, 2019 @ 16:35

MOF sets up Debt Management Office

The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 15, 2019 @ 16:15

Victims’ refusal to cooperate crippling efforts to track down human trafficking syndicates

Local enforcement agencies have difficulties tracking down human trafficking syndicates here due to the refusal of victims to cooperate with the authorities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS May 15, 2019 @ 15:30

Penang PAS claims state’s reclamation will sideline the poor, destroy environment

The Penang government’s insistence on reclaiming land to create three artificial islands will only sideline the poor and destroy the environment, the state’s sole PAS assemblyman said today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 15, 2019 @ 15:10

Wang Kelian RCI: Customs had prior knowledge of camps, but did not react due to insufficient leads

The Customs Department had prior information of the existence of human trafficking camps in Wang Kelian, Perlis before it was first discovered in January 2015, but could not act due to insufficient leads.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption May 15, 2019 @ 14:47

Assistant environmental health officer remanded over RM1,800 bribe

An assistant environmental health officer of a government agency is in remand for five days until Sunday for alleged bribery.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL May 15, 2019 @ 13:32

Mida establishes a dedicated team to promote development along with ECRL project

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has established a dedicated team to promote the development of industrial parks, infrastructure, logistics hub and transit-oriented developments along the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR May 15, 2019 @ 13:32

Agreement to send Malaysian workers to Japan not finalised yet: Kula

The memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for Malaysia to send semi-skilled workers to Japan has not been finalised, said Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS May 15, 2019 @ 12:06

Pas welcomes asset declaration move for opposition MPs

Pas today welcomed the government's plan to extend the asset declaration initiative to include opposition lawmakers.|Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Dedak Cartel May 15, 2019 @ 11:30

Hadi’s son-in-law says won’t stay silent if PAS doesn’t act on ‘dedak cartel’

Zaharudin Muhammad, whose claim of a “dedak cartel” within PAS triggered a gag order yesterday, has pledged to continue speaking out if the Islamist party sweeps the issue under the carpet.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 15, 2019 @ 10:57

Bersih: EC must stand firm against PM on campaigning by ministers

The Election Commission must stand firm in restricting election campaigning by ministers, even if the Prime Minister calls for a relaxation of such guidelines, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS May 15, 2019 @ 09:05

'RTS land issue resolved in principle'

THE delayed Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project, which connects Johor and Singapore, is now back on track as the Bukit Chagar land dispute has been resolved. |Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu May 15, 2019 @ 08:57

Mahathir tells Bersatu leaders, members not to pine for rewards

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leaders and members have been told not to pine for government posts or rewards now that the party is part of the government.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Opposition: Matriculation May 15, 2019 @ 08:30

Matriculation no longer relevant? Show proof, Umno veep tells Daim

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has challenged Tun Daim Zainuddin to prove his assertion that the matriculation system is irrelevant today as the racial imbalances in education have been corrected.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | State Govt May 15, 2019 @ 08:20

Hundreds of millions lost due to irregularities in logging in Johor forest reserve says Assemblyman

The Johor government has lost hundreds of millions in revenue due to irregularities in logging in the Lenggor forest reserve near Mersing, said Johor Pakatan Harapan Backbenchers Club chairman Khairuddin A Rahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 15, 2019 @ 07:00

‘MMR vaccine is the way to go’

Stern action will be taken against doctors and those who promote alternatives to the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 15, 2019

Sarawak Islamic Council introduces pantries for the poor

The Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) has introduced the ‘Gerobok Rezeki’ charity programme, where pantry cupboards will be placed in mosques and suraus.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 14, 2019 

New Malaysia | State Govt May 14, 2019 @ 17:00

Federal Court rules Penang govt has no power to set up Voluntary Patrol Unit

The Federal Court today ruled that the Penang state government has no power to set up the Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS).|Read more >|Malaymail  


New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA May 14, 2019 @ 17:00

Deputy minister: Acts regulating Felda to be re-evaluated to ensure better governance

Existing Acts regulating the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will be re-evaluated to see the need to either improve or amend them for better governance in the future, Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Radzi Jidin said.|Read more >|Malaymail   


New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 14, 2019 @ 16:49

Innocent policemen need not fear IPCMC: Dr Mahathir

Police personnel who have not committed any offences need not worry about the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 14, 2019 @ 16:30

Wang Kelian RCI: Ex-security chief says discovery of human trafficking camps a shock

A former Perlis National Security Council (NSC) director today expressed shock over the discovery of human trafficking camps along the state border with Thailand in Wang Kelian, noting that they were located in rough terrain with little to no access into Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail   


New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan May 14, 2019 @ 16:18

Gerakan fears PTMP may become a white elephant

Penang Gerakan is concerned that the multi-billion ringgit Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) may turn into a white elephant if the proposed Kulim International Airport (KXP) takes off.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 14, 2019 @ 16:14

Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels, says Yeo
Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel burning.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt May 14, 2019 @ 16:13

Govt mulling corporate governance taskforce

The government is looking into establishing a taskforce to coordinate efforts to make Malaysia an excellent nation under Corporate Governance Watch (CGW).|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Matriculation Programme May 14, 2019 @ 16:03

Explain how STPM holders not affected by increase in matriculation intake, MCA tells Maszlee
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik must clarify his statements about how the chances of STPM holders will not be affected, following the increase of matriculation student intake in public universities, says MCA.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt May 14, 2019 @ 15:17

Dr M: Govt will study calls to declassify official May 13 report
The government will study calls to declassify the official report on the May 13 1969 racial riots, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt May 14, 2019 @ 14:48

Dr M to EC: Unfair to stop ministers campaigning during working hours
The Election Commission (EC) should reconsider the prohibition against ministers and politicians with government posts campaigning during working hours, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF May 14, 2019 @ 14:30

Finance minister says Penang airport will soar higher once Kulim airport built

Amid the ongoing airport debate, Lim Guan Eng again assured Penangites that the proposal to built one in Kulim can only take Penang’s to “greater heights”.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | New Policies May 14, 2019 @ 14:30

All MPs must declare their assets, says Dr M

All federal lawmakers must declare the worth of assets in their possession as well as those owned by their family members to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), the prime minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 14, 2019 @ 15:51

Defence Ministry lodges two MACC reports on land swap projects

The Defence Ministry has lodged two reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the land-swap scandal involving lands owned by the ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: Najib+Irwan CBT May 14, 2019 @ 14:22

Najib, Irwan's CBT trial to start on Jan 6

The criminal trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah has been rescheduled to Jan 6, next year.|Read more|NST

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May 14, 2019 

New Malaysia | State Govt Programmes May 14, 2019 @ 12:06

MAIPs allocates more than RM3.751m in fitrah aid for 9,378 recipients

The Perlis Malay Customs and Islamic Religious Council (MAIPs) has allocated more than RM3.751 million to be given as ‘fitrah’ aid to 9,378 recipients, comprising the poor and destitute, in the state before Aidilfitri.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS May 14, 2019 @ 12:00

PAS shushes members after ‘dedak cartel’ disclosure

PAS issued today a gag order on its members, forbidding them from speaking about internal matters with the media, or on social media.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Civil Service May 14, 2019 @ 09:11

myPortfolio: Towards good governance in the public sector

One of the many criticisms hurled at the civil service by the public is red tape. Therefore, the desk file and manual of work procedure were introduced in the civil service. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing May 14, 2019 @ 08:30

Zuraida: Ministry drafting new policy to address housing projects

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the midst of drafting a new policy on abandoned housing projects to fine tune the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to address the long standing problem.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt May 14, 2019 @ 07:46

No price hikes at Selangor Ramadan bazaars

The Selangor trade enforcement division has not detected any increase in the prices of food sold at Ramadan bazaars so far.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Housing May 14, 2019 @ 07:46

Govt urged to retain affordable housing for civil servants

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the government to retain the construction of affordable housing for civil servants via the National Affordable Housing Policy (DRMM).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 14, 2019 @ 07:27

Govt hospitals must boost ties with private clinics: Health Minister

The Health Ministry is encouraging government hospitals to collaborate with private clinics as a way to help reduce congestion of patients at government facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Govt mulls teacher insurance plan

The Education Ministry will look into a proposal to introduce a group accident protection scheme for teachers who accompany students to prog­rammes held outside their school.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Maszlee to head TVET empowerment committee

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik will head the national-level Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Empowerment Committee to develop a new policy that is more relevant to industrial needs.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Mindef updates land swap report

The Defence Ministry’s report on its controversial land swap deals that was made public was not properly prepared for publication.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt May 14, 2019

Sarawak govt asked to help in preventing power abuse among village, community chiefs

The GPS-led Sarawak government has been urged to advise all the headmen and community leaders in Baram to consult members of their communities before making representation or before signing any agreement with outsiders.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 13, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural May 13, 2019 @ 23:00

Rural Development Ministry urged to pay attention to overdue projects

There are still projects under the Rural Development Ministry which are categorised as over-due, said its Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun who urged the staff to pay attention to such projects.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MINDEF May 13, 2019 @ 21:49

Datuk CEO, CFO held for graft over military equipment supplies

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested the CEO and the CFO of a company for suspected corruption over a project worth RM17 million to supply equipment for military vehicles.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 13, 2019 @ 20:10

Action against anti-vaccine doctors falls under MMC: Dr Dzulkefly

Any action against doctors found supporting anti-vaccine groups falls under the purview of the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt May 13, 2019 @ 20:00

Guan Eng: Even Auditor General does not question CMI

There is nothing wrong in establishing the Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI), says former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng at the High Court here today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 13, 2019 @ 19:19

IPCMC to be set up before the end of the year says Muhyiddin

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) can finally be set up before the end of this year as the police are satisfied with the explanation given by the National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC), says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt May 13, 2019 @ 18:48

Gov’t to propose legislation on collection and distribution of food donations

Malaysia will soon have a legislation to regulate the collection and distribution of perishable and near-expiry food for onward distribution to those in need.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 13, 2019 @ 18:11

Muhyiddin: No formal request to declassify May 13 documents

The government has not received any formal request to declassify documents related to the May 13 racial riots, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 13, 2019 @ 16:47

Tonto syndicates warned not to mess with enforcement agencies

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today issued a stern warning to Tonto syndicates, telling them not to get in the way of law enforcement agencies. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt May 13, 2019 @ 15:06

Penang civil servants to get Aidilfitri bonus of half-month salary or minimum RM1,000

The Penang government today announced a special Aidilfitri bonus of half-month salary or a minimum of RM1,000 to all state civil servants.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA May 13, 2019 @ 14:56

Isa Samad's case documentation completed

The submission of documents in the case of former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, has been completed. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB May 13, 2019 @ 13:38

Businessman alleges ‘unfair’ blacklist by LHDN

Former Penang Chinese Clan Council (PCCC) chairman Dr Anthony Chang is crying foul over his ban from travelling overseas by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB). |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt May 13, 2019 @ 12:00

Penang to trim state civil service by 5pc in three years

Penang will downsize its civil service by five per cent in the next three years in line with the federal government’s rationalisation exercise, state secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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May 13, 2019 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: MINDEF Land May 13, 2019 @ 12:06

Patriot urges swift action against culprits of Mindef land swap deals

Defence ministers who served from 1997 to May 2018 should be brought to book if there are grounds for suspicion in land swap deals involving the defence ministry, says National Patriots Association (Patriot) president Brig-Gen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats May 13, 2019 @ 12:00

Report: Global funds bypassing Malaysia as investors lose patience with Pakatan

Global investors are putting their money someplace else but Malaysia as they lose patience with the pace of reforms promised Pakatan Harapan following the pact’s historic election victory last year, Bloomberg reported.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP May 13, 2019 @ 12:00

Putrajaya wants to learn more from Japan, UK food banks, says minister

Putrajaya will take as inspiration food bank programmes in Japan and the United Kingdom, Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said today.|Read more >|Malaymail  


New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 13, 2019 @ 11:52

'Ensuring health for all'

Having steered the Health Ministry for the past year, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad acknowledged that his greatest challenge is to ensure a healthier life for all Malaysians. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 13, 2019 @ 10:39

Better media freedom after GE14, hard work remains to improve further: Analysts

After a year of Pakatan Harapan (PH) rule, the media in Malaysia is going through some positive developments as the new government repealed or set aside many of the archaic laws seen stifling press freedom in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: IPCMC May 13, 2019 @ 09:08

IPCMC should be given power to prosecute

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should be given more bite in the form of prosecutorial powers for it to carry out its responsibility. |Read more|NST


New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 13, 2019 @ 08:15

Govt tackling nurse shortage

The Health Ministry is pulling out all the stops to resolve the shortage of nurses in government clinics and hospitals.|Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 13, 2019 @ 08:07

MCMC, state govts to cooperate on setting up of national fiberisation plan

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will work with state governments across the country to facilitate the implementation of digital infrastructure that will support the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA May 13, 2019 @ 08:00

Returning Felda to its glory days

Sixty-three years ago, second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein set up Felda to eradicate poverty among Malay settlers by giving them govt land to work on. Once a multibillion-ringgit company, Felda is now burdened with a debt of RM10.2 billion accumulated over the last 10 years. Its new director-general, Datuk Dr Othman Omar, has a mammoth task. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH May 13, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt mulling over providing on-demand healthcare services

The government is mulling over providing on-demand healthcare services to decongest public hospitals and clinics, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MESTECC May 13, 2019 @ 01:00

Minister: Public can lodge complaints with Energy Commission on smart meter issues

The public can lodge reports with the Energy Commission if the customer service division of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) fails to manage complaints on smart meter issues.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election May 13, 2019

PBS lost due to money politics – Bung Moktar

Sabah Umno chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin has blamed money politics for the huge loss of votes in the Muslim bumiputra areas for Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate Datuk Linda Tsen in the Sandakan by-election.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 12, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt May 12, 2019 @ 21:36

SOP for female Fire and Rescue Dept to be reviewed

The standard operating procedure (SOP) for women Fire and Rescue Department personnel will be renewed to allow more to join.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul: FELDA May 12, 2019 @ 20:10

Felda settlers will benefit from future diversification projects

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers in Felda Lurah Bilut will benefit from future planting diversification projects. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia Sandakan By-election May 12, 2019 @ 15:11

Weak opposition hands DAP easy victory

The lack of a formidable opposition in Sabah is evident in the just concluded Sandakan parliamentary by-election, as the Democratic Action Party (DAP) coasted to an easy victory. |Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt May 12, 2019 @ 10:28

World recognises Mahathir’s influence, leadership quality

In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world’s most influential men.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt May 12, 2019 @ 09:55

Sabah gets praise after decision not to implement property assessment tax

The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) has applauded the Sabah state government’s decision not to implement the proposed Property Assessment Tax (PAT) on palm oil mills and the labour quarters.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Opposition: PAS May 12, 2019 @ 09:00

Pardon or not, PAS sec-gen maintains right to call Anwar an ex-con

PAS leader Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan insisted he was correct in calling PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim a former convict despite the royal pardon granted to the latter.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoHR May 12, 2019 @ 09:00

Malaysia bids to send trained workers to Japan under new visa scheme

Malaysia is planning to send skilled workers to Japan under the new visa programme the latter launched on April 1.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia Sandakan By-election May 12, 2019 @ 08:00

Three things we learnt from: The Sandakan by-election

DAP succeeded in ending Pakatan Harapan’s recent by-election losing streak with no small margin in Sandakan.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Time for IPCMC with independence and power

IT is good that Bukit Aman has finally acquiesced in the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt May 12, 2019

Three cheques for school repairs

The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government has RM1 billion ready to carry out repair works on dilapidated schools, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 11, 2019 

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election May 11, 2019

DAP retains Sandakan with bigger majority

DAP has retained the Sandakan parliamentary seat with its candidate Vivian Wong Shir Yee winning today’s by-election there with a bigger majority.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | State Govt May 11, 2019 @ 22:21

CM: Sarawak willing to be the first to revive teaching science and math in English

Sarawak is willing to be the first state to implement the revival of teaching of science and mathematics in English, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 11, 2019 @ 19:54

Tok Mat: Umno to further strengthen Malay-Muslim political agenda

Umno needs to further strengthened the Malay-Muslim political agenda in order to remain relevant in the future, says its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 11, 2019 @ 19:27

YaPEIM will not misuse funds under Pakatan, says Fuziah

The Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) under the Pakatan Harapan administration will not misuse funds, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh.|