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May 20, 2019 

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New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 20, 2019 @ 21:37

Increased matriculation seats won't affect intake of STPM holders in public varsities

The additional 15,000 seats for matriculation programme announced by the Cabinet recently will not affect the intake of Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders in public universities.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Lynas May 20, 2019 @ 18:50

Mandatory to settle waste problem despite relocating: Fuziah

It is mandatory for the rare earth processing plant belonging to Lynas (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Lynas) to solve the problem of its waste in Gebeng here, despite moving its operation to other countries.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: NFCorp May 19, 2019 @ 18:30

NFCorp: Our new buyer will repay outstanding loan to Putrajaya

The National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd’s (NFCorp) new buyer is ready to fully repay the company’s outstanding loan to the federal government, company chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR May 20, 2019 @ 17:17

NGOs launch new campaign against Penang reclamation project

The proposed Southern Reclamation Scheme (SRS) will not just disrupt the hydrology of Penang’s seabed but also that of northern Perak, where there are 6,000 inshore fishermen.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 20, 2019 @ 13:38

Entrance into public university based on meritocracy: Education Ministry

The Education Ministry said it practises meritocracy in student intake and eligible candidates with the highest merit marks are given the opportunity to pursue their studies in public universities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR May 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Penang South Reclamation project will affect Perak due to sand-mining, says group

More than 6,000 fishermen in northern Perak will also be indirectly affected by the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, an environmental group claimed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: NFCorp May 20, 2019 @ 12:49

Finance Ministry to seek full RM253.6mil repayment from NFCorp

The Finance Ministry has decided to seek full repayment from National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) for the government loan which currently stands at RM253.6 million.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandals: MINDEF May 20, 2019 @ 11:48

MACC remands company owner linked to military supply deals
A company owner has been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), over allegations that he had given bribes to secure a contract to supply military equipment.Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 19, 2019 @ 09:00

Education Ministry wants greater cross-cultural exposure in schools, varsities

The Education Ministry wants greater cross-cultural exposure among students in schools and varsities to forge better multiracial harmony.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Lynas May 20, 2019 @ 08:42

After pushbacks in Malaysia, Lynas plans to move to US

Rare earths producer Lynas Corp said on Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Texas-based Blue Line Corp to set up a rare earths separation facility in the United States.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 20, 2019 @ 08:23

D-G: Malaysia's marine resources may be wiped out

Poaching by illegal Vietnamese trawlers is threatening to deplete Malaysia’s fish stock. Worse still, the country’s billions of ringgit in marine resources and the eco-system may be wiped out.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MAVCOM May 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Engaging in all that takes flight
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has just turned three and many are still unclear about what it does and often; there is a misconception that Mavcom’s role overlaps with the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and even that of the Transport Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration May 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Uncertain over asset declaration
Barisan Nasional MPs have no problem formally declaring their assets as called on by the Prime Minister, as long as it is required under the law.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Amendments May 20, 2019

MA63 negotiation: Revenue sharing, O&G revenue among matters to have positive outcome

Revenue sharing and oil and gas revenue are among the matters that would have a positive outcome in the negotiation on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 19, 2019 

New Malaysia | DBKL Ramadan Bazaar May 19, 2019 @ 23:30

Khalid: Post mortem on Jalan Raja Ramadan bazaar after Ramadan

A post mortem on the development and actual situation at the Jalan Raja Ramadan Bazaar will be made after the fasting month, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 19, 2019 @ 23:30

Unwise to impose travel ban over PTPTN debts: DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said restricting travel abroad against borrowers who fail to repay loans from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) are not appropriate.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA May 19, 2019 @ 22:38

Felda denies settlers at risk of losing land rights

Felda today denied the news report in Berita Harian, among others, claiming that its settlers were at risk of losing their land rights, alleging that the contents in the article were inaccurate.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 19, 2019 @ 20:30

Rina Harun: Need to address foreign influx in Kampung Baru immediately 

The influx of foreigners in Kampung Baru needs to be addressed immediately as there are too many cases of business monopoly and social problems posed by them to the detriment of local residents here.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | DBKL Ramadan Bazaar May 19, 2019 @ 20:21

KL Ramadan bazaar vendors hope new location to stay

The location of the Ramadan bazaar in Jalan Raja here is proving to be a hit among traders and they are hoping that this new location will be maintained in the coming years.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 19, 2019 @ 19:55

MoE rejects MBM's proposal for special subject on religion

The Education Ministry (MoE) has rejected the Malaysian Youth Council’s (MBM) proposal that a special subject about other religions, apart from Islamic Studies, should be introduced in schools and higher education institutions.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 19, 2019 @ 15:43

USM comes to Maszlee's defence

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has come out in defence of Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik for linking the matriculation quota intake issue with that of language requirement for jobs.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt May 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Penang govt to have dialogue on schools affected by PIL 

The Penang state government will have a dialogue session on schools that are affected by the construction of the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1).|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes May 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Peka B40: 6,000 patients have undergone health screening

Nearly 6,000 patients who are eligible for the healthcare protection scheme for the low-income B40 group, known as Skim Peduli Kesihatan untuk Kumpulan B40 (PeKa B40), have conducted health screenings at participating clinics, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives May 19, 2019 @ 12:09

CMCF seeks public feedback on proposed amendments to Content Code

The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF) is seeking feedback from the public on its plans to introduce four amendments to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Content Code.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | State Govt May 19, 2019 @ 11:44

Pahang seeks federal govt to reconsider oil royalty payment to state

The Pahang government wants the federal government to re-consider the payment of oil royalty or ‘wang ihsan’ (compassionate money) to the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 19, 2019 @ 11:03

Health Ministry: Govt stepping up efforts to halt flow of illicit booze
The government has beefed up efforts to combat the sale of illicit alcohol, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms May 19, 2019 @ 10:30

Govt considers adopting Australian automatic polling system, where Malaysians can vote while abroad 

The government is mulling the idea of adopting and implementing a new automatic polling system in Malaysia, one that will emulate the voting frameworks currently being used in Australia.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL May 19, 2019 @ 09:50

DBKL saves RM15,000 on waste-processing

The project to process organic waste from the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market helped Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) save RM15,000 in management costs since it was launched on April 1.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 19, 2019 @ 08:55

Maszlee: PTPTN must consider public opinion first before resorting to drastic measures

The idea to reintroduce the travel ban on loan defaulters and repayment methods by the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will have to consider public and impact, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 19, 2019 @ 07:55

Ismail Sabri gives up Selangor Umno chief post

Umno vice president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix) has quit as Selangor Umno chairman, effective May 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Environment May 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Getting tough on polluters
Stiffer penalties of up to a RM5mil fine will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Environment May 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Trust fund can be used to pay off informers
A trust fund – the Kumpulan Wang Alam Sekitar – will be set up under Section 70 of the proposed new environment law that can be used, among others, to pay off informers of environment crime.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Environment May 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Groups: Manage and use fund wisely
Setting up a trust fund where contributions can be used towards better protection of the environment is a good move, say environmentalists. However, it must have a comprehensive structure and guidelines to prevent misuse.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Teaching pupils high-tech skills
Year Four pupils will be introduced to computer programming, robotics and Artificial Intelligence in a new subject starting next year.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Maszlee comes under more fire
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has come under growing criticism for linking the matriculation quota system with the unequal job opportunities for bumiputras in the private sector.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Programmes May 19, 2019

Fatimah: ‘Sumbangsih’ programme to continue

The Sarawak government is committed to continue with its ‘Sumbangsih Gawai-Raya’ programme for security forces and enforcement agencies even though the state is now administered by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) which is the opposition at the federal level.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 18, 2019 

New Malaysia | State Govt May 18, 2019 @ 21:12

Villagers get 485.62ha of customary land within Sabah parks

The Sabah government has allocated a grant of RM500,000 to the Kampung Kiau Nuluh Tradition and Nature Conservation Society (GOMPITO) here for developing tourism facilities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 18, 2019 @ 17:00

Authorities to seize RM16.3m linked to 1MDB from Jho Low's three associates

Investigators are now looking to seize the money obtained by three known associates of fugitive businessman Jho Low, as it is derived from unlawful activities linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL May 18, 2019 @ 17:33

All aboard: ECRL to boost activities at Kuantan Port

The decision by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to continue with the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will not only improve the transportation system in Pahang, but boost activities at the Kuantan Port here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 18, 2019 @ 17:00

Report: 212 of 306 handbags seized from Najib-linked condo last year are Hermes, worth RM47m

Two hundred and twelve of the 306 handbags seized from a condominium linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year are Hermès and worth about RM47 million, according to a news report.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 18, 2019 @ 10:13

Illegal entry of waste banned

Garbage illegally exported to Malaysia will be shipped back to their countries of origin following amended annexes under the Basel Convention, which generally require for the entry of plastic scraps to obtain permission from importing countries.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR May 18, 2019 @ 09:01

No freeze in intake of foreign workers: Ministry

The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF Land May 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Audit: Former PM involved in land swap deal
A former prime minister and an ex-defence minister were clearly involved in the land swap deal for the development of the Muara Tuang and Penrissen camps in Sarawak, an audit on the Defence Ministry (Mindef) has found.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Yeo: Amendment will help track plastic waste trade
The recent amendment to the classification of plastic waste under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, says Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Repay PTPTN loans to fund B40 students, say M’sians
Pay back your National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans because a debt is a debt, according to feedback.Copywriter Myra Tan Lee Lee, 27, said the PTPTN already emphasised many times that borrowers could discuss with them to pay back as little as RM50 a month.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | State Govt May 18, 2019

‘Padi farmers cry foul over subsidy scheme’

Democratic Action Party (DAP) Serian branch chairman Edward Andrew Luwak revealed that he has received a report from a former local community leader complaining that over 40 of the padi planters from a certain zone in Kampung Koran were denied the 2019 padi fertiliser subsidy scheme.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt May 18, 2019

Azmin sees a good outcome to talks

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is confident that things will work out well between the federal and state governments of Sabah and Sarawak over talks on reviewing rights of the two states within the framework of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 17, 2019 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 17, 2019 @ 21:30

PTPTN blacklist should not apply to unemployed, low paid grads, says minister

The proposed travel ban on National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) defaulters should not apply to unemployed graduates or those who earn low wages, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|Malaymail  

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New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Logging May 17, 2019 @ 18:25

Hear out all parties before gazetting Ulu Muda forest, say Kedah loggers

The Kedah Loggers’ Association (PPNK) has expressed hope that the state government can allow more time for the domestic timber industry to transition into new economies before fully gazetting the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve (UMFR) as a State Park.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 17, 2019 @ 16:28

Forfeiture: Jho Low’s mother authorises lawyer to receive notice

The lawyer for businessman Low Taek Jo, or Jho Low’s, mother said he had been authorised by his client to receive the notice of motion served on her for property forfeiture.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources May 17, 2019 @ 16:00

Minister hails Malaysia-record RM1.56m fine slapped on two Vietnamese poachers

The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court’s decision to fine RM1.56 million two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country’s history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 17, 2019 @ 14:58

Maszlee: Travel ban proposal came from public consultation, not PTPTN

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik today urged National Higher Education Fund (PTPN) to clarify the proposal to reintroduce travel ban on defaulters.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT May 17, 2019 @ 13:58

Loke: E-hailing drivers can opt for e-PSV licence course
E-hailing drivers can opt to sit for the e-PSV (Public Service Vehicle) licence course instead of spending up to six hours doing it at driving institutes before sitting for the one-hour test, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT May 17, 2019 @ 13:55

KTM launches real-time journey planner app, says no more late train
KTM Bhd's newly launched journey planner application, MyRailtime, is expected to help commuters plan their journeys better and change the public's perception of KTM services.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 17, 2019 @ 13:00

Maszlee urges PTPTN to clarify reports claiming travel ban for defaulters will return

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is only gauging public sentiment on banning defaulters from leaving the country, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats May 17, 2019 @ 12:55

CSM: Malaysians ignore journalism, prefer social media, and are falling victim to fraud, fake news
While Malaysians say they are concerned about the spread of fake news, many prefer to get their information via social media rather than genuine news sites, Bernama reported.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Matriculation Quota May 17, 2019 @ 12:00

Education minister Maszlee ‘no different’ from BN politicians, claims Penang DCM

P. Ramasamy today described fellow Pakatan Harapan (PH) colleague Maszlee Malik as “no different” from Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians after the education minister’s remarks about the matriculation quota and alleged private sector biases against Bumiputera jobseekers.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF Land May 17, 2019 @ 09:55

Hishamuddin takes an open stance on controversial Mindef land swap deals

Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said he had taken an open stand in the investigation of the controversial land swap deals involving lands owned by the government. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt May 17, 2019

Uggah: Over RM1 bln paid out as dividends by Salcra thus far

Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) has paid out a sum of RM1.088 billion as dividends so far.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 17, 2019 @ 09:30

MP tells FT minister to save ‘trafficked baby’ by returning Taman Rimba Kiara to ‘the people’

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh continued her open criticism of her Pakatan Harapan colleague’s handling of Taman Rimba Kiara, saying the federal territories minister had used the wrong analogy on the controversy.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 17, 2019 @ 09:30

MCMC working with police to address cyberbullying: Gobind

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will work with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to see if existing legislation is sufficient to address cyberbullying.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Budget May 17, 2019 @ 08:48

Kelantan has five mega projects under PH government

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has not neglected Kelantan and has awarded the state with five mega projects within just a year of being in power.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Policies May 17, 2019 @ 08:46

Dr M to uphold Look East Policy

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will continue to espouse the Look East policy as Japan and South Korea are highly respected not only for their successes in many fields but also their values, such as diligence, trustworthiness, discipline and patriotism. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration May 17, 2019 @ 07:30

Laws will be amended to ensure MPs declare their assets, say Pakatan leaders

Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers said some laws will be amended in order to ensure all MPs declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 17, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Deferments will raise our debt’
The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will be RM76bil in debt by 2040 if it goes ahead with deferring loan repayments for borrowers earning below RM4,000 a month, says the corporation’s deputy chief executive (policy and operations), Mastura Mohd Khalid.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 17, 2019 @ 07:00

PTPTN kicks off public consultation programme
PTPTN’s awaited public consultation programme has finally begun.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt May 17, 2019

CM: No Cabinet shuffle

There will not be any state cabinet reshuffle when the new state Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister is appointed, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal yesterday.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 16, 2019 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 16, 2019 @ 23:30

Give PTPTN borrowers time to settle loans before introducing travel ban, says Anwar
The National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN) must give a reasonable amount of time before reintroducing any travel ban for those who fail to service their education loans, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF Land May 16, 2019 @ 23:30

Land swap: EPU did not terminate contract of Brigade Complex contractor, despite advice
The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) was taken to task for disregarding the Defence Ministry's repeated request over the years to terminate the contract of a "slow coach" contractor involved in a proposed construction of the RM256mil Skudai 7 Brigade Complex in Pulai, Johor. |Read more|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies May 16, 2019 @ 20:30

Chong: Prohibit importation of fresh milk into Sarawak

The Sarawak government through its Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development (MANRED)  is urged to prohibit the importation of fresh milk into the state in view of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Civil Service May 16, 2019 @ 19:58

Government gives RM450 to civil servants for Aidilfitri
The government has agreed to give a special aid in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration amounting to RM450 each to almost 1.5 million federal civil servants for Grade 56 and below.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: MESTECC May 16, 2019 @ 19:58

Companies get tax incentives in 100% renewable energy initiative
The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will roll out a framework that will allow companies to receive tax incentives if they commit to be part of the RE100, a global initiative that has corporations commit to use 100% renewable energy.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF May 16, 2019 @ 19:30

Minister: Tabung Harapan funds to repay portion of 1MDB’s debt

Tabung Harapan Malaysia’s (THM) entire funds amounting to RM203.29 million will be used to settle a portion of 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) 2019 debt amounting to RM1.7 billion, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt May 16, 2019 @ 17:36

RM11b worth of road projects in Sarawak on open tender basis: Masing

The RM11 billion worth of projects, involving the Coastal Road Network and Second Trunk Road, will be implemented on an open-tender basis, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: EC May 16, 2019 @ 17:35

EC open to discussions on ways to improve electoral process
The Election Commission says that it is open to discussions with Pakatan Harapan or any other groups to obtain feedback to improve the election process, says its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun. |Read more|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: MoT May 16, 2019 @ 17:34

11 more Awas cameras will be installed at North-South Expressway

A total of 11 Automated Awareness Safety Systems (Awas) cameras were expected to be added at accident-prone locations along the North-South Expressway to improve road safety.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | RCI: Wang Kelian May 16, 2019 @ 17:05

Wang Kelian RCI: Money for release from camps in Perlis and Thailand paid to Malaysians, say witness
Foreigners deposited money into the bank account of Malaysian citizens, as a condition to release their family members from the Wang Kelian camp in Perlis, as well as detention camps in Thailand. |Read more|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt: MESTECC May 16, 2019 @ 16:48

Malaysia aims to become 100% renewable energy nation

Malaysia is getting ready to make a transition towards 100% renewable energy in order to make the environment more sustainable, competitive, efficient and greener.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal  May 16, 2019 @ 16:41

UN confirms Malaysia's withdrawal from Rome Statute

Malaysia has received confirmation from the United Nations (UN) of its withdrawal from the instrument of accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA May 16, 2019 @ 16:30

Azmin: Malaysia to boost investment via Bandar Malaysia, ECRL

The Malaysian government will focus on encouraging investments from the private sector and also boosting investments through major projects including Bandar Malaysia and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu May 16, 2019 @ 16:30

Now in govt, Bersatu to conduct first-ever party election in September

A year after winning Putrajaya together with allies from Pakatan Harapan, Bersatu must now prepare for its first-ever party election in September.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt May 16, 2019 @ 15:52

Digital Perak rebranded in bid to revive GLCs: MB

The rebranding of Digital Perak Corporation Holdings (DigitalPerak), formerly known as KPerak Implementation and Coordination Corporation, is part of efforts to revive government-linked companies in the state, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 16, 2019 @ 15:46

Education Ministry mulls incentives for teachers furthering their studies

The Education Ministry is discussing with the Public Service Department (PSD) to provide incentives for teachers who further their studies to masters and doctorate levels.Read more|NST

New Malaysia Town Hall Discussion May 16, 2019 @ 13:35

MQA town halls held to introduce new charter, the accreditation process

In a statement today, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) said town hall forums are being organised to brief relevant parties on its new charter relating to the provisional and full accreditation process (of programmes) which will be implemented soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 16, 2019 @ 15:30

FT minister says not an ‘apologist’ for Taman Rimba Kiara developers, only trying to save public money

Khalid Abdul Samad today denied favouring developers amid the ongoing controversy over Taman Rimba Kiara, one of the last green lungs in the glass-and-concrete national capital.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Civil Service May 16, 2019 @ 13:59

PM: There will be bonus for civil servants
The government will be giving out bonus in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidi Fitri to civil servants, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration May 16, 2019 @ 13:30

Perak MB moots asset declaration to cover all state lawmakers, CEOs of GLCs too

The prime minister’s announcement to extend the Pakatan Harapan administration’s asset declaration drive to all MPs should also cover assemblymen nationwide, as well as CEOs in government-linked companies, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | Govt: Civil Service May 16, 2019 @ 13:20

PM hints Hari Raya 'aid' for civil servants

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today hinted that there will be a Hari Raya ‘bonus’ for civil servants in the country.Read more|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF Land May 16, 2019 @ 11:01

Mindef lodges more reports with MACC over questionable land swap deals
The Defence Ministry has lodged more reports with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) over the remaining 14 questionable projects linked to the ministry involving land swaps.|Read more|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt May 16, 2019 @ 09:00

Minister: 30-day festive season price control for Hari Raya extended to June 19

The duration of the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) for Aidilfitri this year has been extended to 30 days compared to 15 days before and includes the addition of 27 types of goods compared to 21 previously.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia Taman Rimba Kiara May 16, 2019 @ 08:53

Yeoh welcomes taking Taman Rimba Kiara development issue for discussion in Cabinet

Segambut Member of Parliament Hannah Yeoh welcomed the decision to bring the proposed development project issue at Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) to the Cabinet’s attention.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 16, 2019 @ 08:32

Report suicidal postings immediately to authorities: MCMC

Social media users are advised to be more attentive and sensitive to any suicidal postings on social media to prevent incidents like what happened in Sarawak, on Tuesday, from recurring.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 16, 2019 @ 08:00

Gobind says looking to amend law to fight cyberbullying after Sarawakian teen’s death

The Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 may be amended to better tackle cyberbullying and online suicide attemps in the wake of a 16-year-old Sarawakian who took her own life this week.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration May 16, 2019 @ 07:30

MPs’ asset disclosure rule good, but pundits fear telling only MACC will make it too powerful

Political observers applaud Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent announcement for all federal lawmakers to declare their net worth, and that of their immediate family, without exception.|Read more >|Malaymail   

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Yeoh: MACC slow to act on disputed Taman Rimba project
Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh alleged that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is being slow to act on the disputed Taman Rimba Kiara project despite several reports lodged against its development.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 16, 2019

Over 880,000 ha NCR land surveyed under new initiative

The Native Customary Rights (NCR) New Initiative has in total surveyed 880,541 ha of land as of last month.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Fakenews May 16, 2019

Special Branch not barred

Questions have arisen as to whether a coordinated attempt is being made by certain bloggers and media to destabilize the Parti Warisan Sabah-led government.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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