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ANM in the News Archive May 21 -  25,  2019

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May 25, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 25, 2019 @ 11:22

MAICCI supports DBKL ban on foreigners doing business in the city
The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) Saturday (May 25) expressed its support for a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) move to prohibit foreign nationals from conducting 23 types of business activities.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt May 25, 2019 @ 22:30

Peace in country is a bliss for all, says Dr Mahathir

The peace enjoyed in the country today is a joy which some people may not be aware as it was considered a normal thing, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR May 25, 2019 @ 22:30

45 NGOs to send memorandum to Dr Mahathir to cancel PSR project

Forty-five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Penang plant to send a joint memorandum to request the intervention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to cancel the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF May 25, 2019 @ 21:16

Malaysia, Thailand to pursue single-window system at Kedah border to ease trade

Malaysia and Thailand are eager to implement a single-window system at the Kedah border to facilitate the flow of goods between the two countries.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT May 25, 2019 @ 19:30

Puspakom offers free vehicle inspection for Aidilfitri

Puspakom Sdn Bhd (Puspakom) once again is offering free voluntary vehicle Inspection in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration. The initiative started yesterday and ends on June 2.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing May 25, 2019 @ 19:27

Housing and Local Government Ministry mulls screening process for foreign tenants

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking into establishing a standard operating procedure which will allow high rise buildings’ joint management bodies (JMB) or management committees (MC) to screen potential foreign tenants before allowing the owner of the apartment to rent to them.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy May 25, 2019 @ 19:11

Free petrol for food delivery riders in Kepong tomorrow

Food delivery motorcyclists in the federal capital will get free petrol refill at the Caltex Petrol Station, Batu 8, Jalan Kepong here from 12 noon to 5pm tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 25, 2019 @ 18:46

PH mulls non-constituency women state assemblyperson to fulfil 30% quota

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is considering introducing positions like the non-constituency state assemblypersons for women politicians in order to establish 30% women representation in the state assembly.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats May 25, 2019 @ 18:45

51pc inspected private vehicles do not meet Puspakom requirements

A total of 51 per cent of private vehicles that undergo inspection do not meet standards set by the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: May 25, 2019 @ 17:30

DPM: UM experts mull Act to protect the elderly

A specific act to protect the welfare and rights of senior citizens is being studied, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Policies: MoHR May 25, 2019 @ 16:52

NGOs back reinstatement of foreign workers replacement system

Non-governmental organisations are backing the government’s move to reinstate the foreign workers replacement system for all sectors.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: EPCC May 25, 2019 @ 16:36

RM10.4b EPCC, associated contracts for pipeline projects terminated: Guan Eng

The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract for two pipeline projects and other associated contracts amounting to RM10.4 billion have been terminated, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt May 25, 2019 @ 16:35

Perak Amanah: 4 programmes at state mosques, surau bear opposition party logos

Perak Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) today claimed that it has identified at least four programmes at mosques and surau in the state bearing the logos of opposition parties.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 25, 2019 @ 15:58

Education ministry considering proposals to improve pre-U system
The Education Ministry is considering proposals on how to improve the matriculation system in the country, including solving the problem of the quota system, says its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: Economy May 25, 2019 @ 15:16

Dr M: Gov't looking to attract more foreign investment to strengthen economy, ringgit

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the government is looking to attract more foreign investments to boost the country’s economy and further strengthen the ringgit.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MITI May 25, 2019 @ 13:34

Malaysia committed to key role as biofuel technology player: Darell

As one the world’s major palm oil producers, Malaysia will continue to play a key role in ensuring that the commodity remains a sustainable and eco-friendly fuel replacement for world markets.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 25, 2019 @ 13:07

Stern action will be taken against foreign medical practitioners operating illegally

The Ministry of Health will take legal action against foreign medical practitioners who are not registered with the Malaysian Medical Council but are operating clinics or pharmacies in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 25, 2019 @ 13:00

Charge the rich more for education to subsidise less fortunate students, Ibrahim Ali suggests

Putrajaya can regulate for those from the top 20 per cent earning households (T20) to pay higher education fees in order to subsidise those from the bottom 40 per cent (B40) group, Datuk Ibrahim Ali has suggested.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: GIACC May 25, 2019 @ 13:00

Abu Kassim: Some ‘bad apples’ in civil service hampering Putrajaya’s anti-corruption drive

Among Putrajaya’s biggest challenges to fight corruption is the presence of some “bad apples” in the civil service that are still loyal to the previous regime and keep their old habits, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed reportedly said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Polls May 25, 2019 @ 12:22

Poll: 1 out of 5 KL residents worse off financially

A total of 16.2 per cent of respondents polled in a recent survey here said they were worse off financially in the last 12 months, according to the UCSI Poll Research Centre’s consumer sentiment index.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT May 25, 2019 @ 11:00

APAD to issue licences to bus terminals in a bid to improve service quality

The Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) will issue licences to public transport terminals and stations nationwide in an effort to improve services and control charges impose on consumers, Berita Harian reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 25, 2019 @ 11:00

Gobind: Media council to start work before mid-year

A media council to oversee the code of ethics for the industry is expected to be introduced before the middle of this year, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandals: Rosmah May 25, 2019 @ 09:43

'Not all jewellery with authorities'

A high-end Lebanese jewellery firm, which sued Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to demand the return of 44 pieces of jewellery, claimed that not all the pieces were among the items seized from the premises linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Lynas May 25, 2019 @ 08:33

Govt pleased with Lynas’ plans to move initial ore processing out of Malaysia

The chief executive of Australian rare earth metals producer Lynas Corp said on Friday that feedback from the Malaysian government relating to its plans to move initial ore processes out of the Southeast Asian nation has been favourable.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt May 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Mahathir to share his journey to holding premiership twice
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will share his life story and his journey to holding the country’s premiership twice.The inspiring story behind the Prime Minister’s journey will be shared at the “My Voice, My Nation” programme, a motivational public speaking event on June 26 at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt May 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Gobind speaks to R.AGE about his late father, press freedom and the Pakatan manifesto
As the legal bureau chief of Pakatan Harapan, Gobind Singh Deo had an important role to play on the night of May 9.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy May 25, 2019

Petrol, diesel prices in Kapit, Song standardised, says deputy minister

The announcement about the price standardisation for petrol and diesel in the rural areas is welcoming news for the local residents and also those living in Song.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | State Subsidy May 25, 2019

RM10 subsidy for every express boat passenger taking extra trips

The Sarawak government has brought early festive cheer to express boat travellers, following its approval for a subsidy of RM10 per passenger on express boats making extra trips for the Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations across the Sibu-Song-Kapit and Kapit-Song-Sibu sectors.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 24, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Projects: DBKL May 24, 2019 @ 22:00

FT minister: Fire-damaged Masjid India Bazaar will make way for pedestrian mall

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is planning to convert the Masjid India Bazaar which was damaged in a fire last Tuesday, to a pedestrian mall.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt May 24, 2019 @ 21:30

Dr M: Don’t be too dependent on offerings

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reminded the people not to be too dependent on contributions from others but instead to strive to provide for themselves.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt May 24, 2019 @ 21:25

No discussions to shut down vernacular schools: DPM

The government has not discussed calls by certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to shut down vernacular schools, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes May 24, 2019 @ 18:30

MOF: Second phase of BSH handout to be deposited starting Tuesday

Qualified recipients of the government’s Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) cash handout for the lower income group (B40) can expect to receive it deposited into their bank accounts beginning next Tuesday, May 28, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

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New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 24, 2019 @ 18:30

Maszlee says aware of flaws as minister, working hard to be better

In a surprise tweet today, Maszlee Malik has admitted that he is aware of his flaws in serving as the education minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 24, 2019 @ 17:30

Umno veep rejects ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ concept, insists must centre on Islam and Malay culture

Umno will not accept any concept that does not have Islam and the Malay culture at its heart, the Opposition party’s vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP May 24, 2019 @ 16:41

Cut all connections with gambling towkays: IGP

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador warned police officers and personnel to cut all connections with the towkays of gambling and vice syndicates before stern action was taken against them.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 24, 2019 @ 15:30

MCMC says switching from analogue to digital TV by September

In a bid to close the urban-rural divide, the government will be switching its transmission of free-to-air terrestrial TV to digital by the third quarter of this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan May 24, 2019 @ 15:30

Penang Gerakan urges govt to abolish race-based education quota system

Penang Gerakan chairman Oh Tong Keong today urged the government to revamp the education system in the country by doing away with the quota structure.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL May 24, 2019 @ 15:17

FT Ministry launches 'Trak Tani Wilayahku' Programme for Putrajaya residents

Putrajaya residents will now be able to purchase their daily market needs almost at their doorsteps.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Rosmah May 24, 2019 @ 14:48

Lebanese jeweller has inspected 44 pieces of jewellery: Lawyer

A Lebanese jewellery firm, which filed an RM60 million suit against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, over 44 pieces of jewellery claimed that not all the jewellery was in the custody of the authorities.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT May 24, 2019 @ 14:38

No ceiling price for domestic airfare tickets during festive seasons: Loke

There will not be a ceiling price for domestic airfare tickets during the festive season, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC May 24, 2019 @ 14:23

AG 'disappointed' with tribunal decision not to probe ex-EC members
Attorney General Tommy Thomas (pic) is "disappointed" that the tribunal set up to look into alleged offences by six former Election Commission (EC) members in the 14th General Election has decided not to proceed because it would be academic and expensive.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE May 24, 2019 @ 14:00

IGP to Jho Low: Don’t worry, police will protect you if you come back

Inspector-General of police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today urged Low Taek Jho better known as Jho Low to return to the country, saying he can guarantee the safety of the fugitive businessman and his family.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Rosmah May 24, 2019 @ 14:20

High Court orders Rosmah to abide by notice to declare property acquisitions

The High Court has ordered Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to abide by a notice requiring her to declare her property acquisitions as part of investigations into alleged money-laundering activities.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MAVCOM May 24, 2019 @ 12:50

No more hidden charges when purchasing air ticket from June 1
Soon travellers purchasing airline tickets will not have to deal with the unwelcome surprise of hidden charges now that the Malaysian Aviation Commission has amended the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2016 (MACPC).|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | 1MDB May 24, 2019 @ 12:49

Plea deal unlikely for ex Goldman banker Roger Ng

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Roger Ng is unlikely to get a plea deal this week on criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at the Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB, both sides told Reuters on Thursday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt May 24, 2019 @ 12:02

Johor govt to form committee to look into influx of foreigners

The Johor state government plans to set up a special committee to control the influx of foreigners coming in to seek employment.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | E-hailing Policy: MoT May 24, 2019 @ 08:37

Appointing e-hailing company to handle PSV licence course violates the law: Mapim

The Malaysian Driving Industry Standards and Modernisation Council (Mapim) urges the government to reconsider the decision to appoint an e-hailing company to handle the Public Service Vehicle Licence (PSV-Taxi / E-hailing) course, as it is against the driving institution’s rules and policies.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects May 24, 2019 @ 09:23

Malaysia set to be top distributor of Y-12F plane

WITHIN three years, Malaysia is set to become the world’s foremost distributor for China’s eight-tonne multi-role utility aircraft, the Y-12F.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo May 24, 2019 @ 08:37

Special task force to probe disappearance of Pastor Koh, Amri

A special task force to look into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis Hope founder Amri Che Mat will be formed following approval from the Cabinet.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE May 24, 2019 @ 08:00

Maszlee encourages zakat contribution in the form of books to help poor children

Zakat agencies need to step forward not only by providing financial and food aid but also to help raise the education of Asnaf (hardcore poor) children through the distribution of books, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 24, 2019 @ 08:00

PTPTN chairman: Public feedback important to help govt improve higher education fund

People are invited to contribute their opinions online via the special channel “People Consultation Paper” to help the government achieve the best outcome in enacting policies related to the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 24, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Troubled times ahead for PTPTN’
Statistics show that the National Higher Educa­tion Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will not be able to sustainably provide loans in the future given its current financial scenario, says the corporation’s Public Con­sultation Independent Advisory Panel.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR May 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Kula: Old system may be reinstated
The Cabinet will most likely reinstate the foreign workers replacement system for all sectors to help resolve the shortage of labour in the country.Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 24, 2019

Good news for needy families

Sarawak will soon have a One-Stop Centre for Children with Special Needs to cater for needy families with intellectually-challenged children.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Musa Aman May 24, 2019

Musa’s trial in 2020

Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman yesterday maintained his plea of not guilty on 35 counts of corruption related to timber concessions in Sabah and 16 counts of money laundering involving more than US$37.8 million (RM158.5 million) and S$2.5 million.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 22, 2019 

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New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP May 22, 2019 @ 20:33

18 items listed under festive season price control scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Matriculation Programme May 22, 2019 @ 20:33

Continuous protests over matriculation quota may affect performance

Debates and disputes over the issue of admission into the matriculation programme may result in the teaching staff losing focus and not carrying out their duties effectively, said Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Rome Statute Withdrawal May 22, 2019 @ 16:27

Government to explain Rome Statue exit

The government will provide a proper explanation over Malaysia’s exit from the Rome Statute recently.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt May 22, 2019 @ 16:01

Negri MB: Exclusive chalets in Pantai Hills built on agriculture land, probe launched

State authorities are investigating how exclusive chalets near here have been allowed to operate for more than a decade without getting the necessary approvals.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 22, 2019 @ 15:47

Datuk remanded over armoured vehicle probe

A former senior officer of a company with the title Datuk has been remanded for four days from today to assist in the alleged corruption involving the supply of armoured military vehicle equipment.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP May 22, 2019 @ 14:30

Penang DAP reps accuse Umno of spreading fake news about Maszlee

Three Penang DAP assemblymen filed police complaints against Umno for claiming that DAP had called for the replacement of Education Minister Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 22, 2019 @ 08:46

Only court can decide on Taman Rimba Kiara project status: Khalid

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix) said only the court can decide whether the Taman Rimba Kiara project in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is illegal or otherwise.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 22, 2019 @ 07:56

RMAF chief rubbishes report on procurement package for 30 jets

“IT is a ridiculous figure!” That was the first reaction from the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF) top general when asked about the purported RM36 billion procurement package for 30 light combat jets.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Khalid: We’re working with MACC in probe on dubious land deals

The Federal Territories Ministry is cooperating fully with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on its probe into dubious land deals, including the one involving Taman Rimba Kiara here, its Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Matriculation Programme May 22, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Quota system a Cabinet decision

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik’s statement regarding the matriculation quota system continues to draw a heated response.Read more >|TheStar

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

KL’s Venetian dream collapses

First, it was pollution woes caused by silt and sedimentation originating from illegal land clearing activity upstream of Sungai Gombak, which turned the river and its tributaries into a brown sludge.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats May 22, 2019 @ 01:00

Malaysia, flooded with plastic waste, to send back some scrap to source

Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world’s plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt May 22, 2019

POIC Lahad Datu designated as Tender Port for CPO, Palm Olein Futures

The designation of POIC Lahad Datu as a Tender Port for Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Olein Futures Contracts serves as an affirmation that the State Government is doing something right – to be an attractive investment destination, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 23, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: DBKL May 23, 2019 @ 22:58

DBKL takes over management of Bukit Damansara community centre

The Bukit Damansara Community Centre which was previously managed by a private company was returned to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) effective April 1, said Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR May 23, 2019 @ 22:00

Chinese independent secondary school students can train at 32 institutes and get certificates, says HR minister

Technical and vocational stream students in Chinese independent secondary schools (CIS) may join training programmes at the 32 training institutes under the Manpower Department and receive the Malaysia Skills Certificates.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 23, 2019 @ 21:44

NRD denies involvement in IC registration for illegals in Sabah

National Registration Department (NRD) has denied involvement in the registration of identity card (IC) for illegal immigrants in Sabah which has been circulating on the social media recently.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 23, 2019 @ 20:44

Scholarships for Palestinians funded mostly by private varsities, says Higher Education Dept
The RM11.47mil worth of scholarships for Palestinians are not entirely funded by public universities, says the Higher Education Department.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 23, 2019 @ 20:42

Home Ministry scores 63pct in fulfilling PH pledges

Home Ministry has scored 63.15 per cent in fulfilling Pakatan Harapan manifesto pledges in the first year of being the government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 23, 2019 @ 20:30

Annuar: Reports on Umno constitutional amendments mere speculation

Reports on proposed amendments to clause 9.9 of the Umno constitution are just speculation as nothing has been finalised yet, said Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Matriculation Programme May 23, 2019 @ 19:30

Respect Constitution, social contract, Dr M’s aide tells matriculation quota critics

Politicians should respect the Constitution and the so-called social contract that guarantees Bumiputera rights, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s aide has said today amid an ongoing public debate over the matriculation ethnic quota.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiative: State May 23, 2019 @ 18:42

Sabah cabinet agrees to increase VCMC

The state government has agreed to add another 500 Village Community Management Councils (VCMCs) in Sabah to the existing 2,853.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 23, 2019 @ 17:24

Deloitte office raided over 1MDB case

Police have raided the office of accounting firm Deloitte Malaysia in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS May 23, 2019 @ 17:03

PBS If govt can give scholarships to Palestinians, it should also help PTPTN defaulters, TAR College
The government should review its decision on education loan defaulters, as well as its funding cuts for Tunku Abdul Rahman College, in view of its ability to provide scholarship for foreigners.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Scandal: Judiciary May 23, 2019 @ 17:02

Sundra Rajoo gets green light to argue on his immunity

Former director of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Datuk Prof Dr N. Sundra Rajoo (pix) can argue whether or not he is entitled to immunity from any charges during his official capacity at the High Court.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 23, 2019 @ 17:00

Deputy home minister: Fake MyKad applications the work of illegal syndicates, not Warisan govt

An illegal syndicate has been using Parti Warisan Sabah’s logo to sell application forms for identity cards to unsuspecting illegal immigrants, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT May 23, 2019 @ 15:37

PD jetties to be upgraded to boost tourism

The government will look into the proposal to upgrade two jetties in the district as part of the move to boost tourism in Negri Sembilan, said Transport minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 23, 2019 @ 15:34

Zahid’s umrah wish shattered as Apex Court denies passport release

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s wish to perform umrah was shattered when his final attempt to get his impounded passport returned was denied by the Federal Court today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy May 23, 2019 @ 15:15

Govt waiting for 'right moment' to implement RON95 fuel subsidy
The government is looking for the "right moment" to implement its targeted RON95 fuel subsidy announced during Budget 2019 on Nov 2 last year.
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 23, 2019 @ 15:00

Education Ministry says using European benchmark for English-language option teachers

The Education Ministry will benchmark the English language proficiency of Malaysian students and that of certain teachers eligible for each subject against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR May 23, 2019 @ 14:59

Night school now available at ILPs for workers looking at re-skilling

All Industrial Training Institutions (ILPs) nationwide will extend their operating hours to allow workers to re-skill themselves after working hours.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 23, 2019 @ 13:47

Health Ministry: Mental health insurance a good idea, but it's Bank Negara's domain
Insurance companies in Malaysia are encouraged to provide coverage for mental healthcare, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, adding that such an initiative would come under the purview of Bank Negara rather than his ministry.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Scandal: NCorp May 23, 2019 @ 13:00

Agriculture minister confirms in talks with potential buyer for NFCorp

Datuk Salahuddin Ayub confirmed today that a local corporation has expressed interest in buying over beleaguered National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 23, 2019 @ 10:51

Law to introduce race quota proposed

The government should introduce a law that will ensure a racial balance in the job market in both the public and private sectors.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 23, 2019 @ 10:47

Start inter-faith class in primary schools, govt urged

Children should be introduced to religions apart from their own so they will have a better understanding of those who subscribe to other faiths, according to an interfaith council.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 23, 2019 @ 09:21

RM350m copter deal under probe

A controversial procurement contract for “non-existent” light attack helicopters for the army, initially estimated to be worth RM300 million, is now believed to be in the region of more than RM350 million.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA May 23, 2019 @ 08:37

No ‘duit raya’ for Felda settlers this year: Azmin

The government for now does not intend to give “duit raya” to the 112,635 Felda settlers throughout the country because the country’s financial situation does not permit so, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Matriculation Programme May 23, 2019 @ 07:30

Amid matriculation storm, pundits suggest Mazlee distinguish between party, Cabinet roles

The ongoing public furore over Maszlee Malik as education minister after a year is not happenstance but shows his inexperience in balancing party politics and ministerial work, several political observers have suggested.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS May 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt urged to use GLCs to develop RTS
The government should take the lead and get a government-linked company to develop the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) instead of getting the private sector involved.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Expose aimed at plugging loopholes, says Mat Sabu
The Defence Ministry’s move to expose weaknesses in the land swap deals that have caused the government RM500mil in losses is aimed at plugging the loopholes in the planning and procurement processes to avoid future leakages.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt May 23, 2019

Teaching mathematics, science in English to cost S’wak RM31 million

The teaching of mathematics and science in English programme is estimated to cost Sarawak government RM31 million.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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New Malaysia | State Govt May 21, 2019 @ 23:00

97pc of Sarawak’s rural households to get 24-hour electricity next year

Sarawak Energy Bhd is committed to ensuring 97 per cent of the state’s rural households will get round-the-clock electricity supply by next year from 91 per cent currently.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA May 21, 2019 @ 23:00

Local fragrant rice for KADA, MADA padi areas to be planted on large-scale basis, says minister

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry will ask the Kemubu Agricultural Development Authority (KADA) and the Muda Agriculture Development Authority (MADA) to begin planting high-quality local fragrant padi soon.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 21, 2019 @ 22:55

Khalid says he discussed Taman Rimba Kiara issue with A-G

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today said he has met with Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas to discuss issues surrounding the controversial Taman Rimba Kiara development.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA May 21, 2019 @ 22:29

Malaysia committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage, says Dr Dzulkefly
Malaysia plans to overcome the challenges of achieving universal health coverage (UHC), says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP May 21, 2019 @ 22:09

Stern action will be taken against those who threaten law enforcers: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today issued a stern warning that police will not tolerate law enforcers being threatened.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS May 21, 2019 @ 22:06

Loke: Malaysia receives various proposals for RTS

The Malaysian government has received various proposals from private investors for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corrupt May 21, 2019 @ 20:42

6 policemen, 2 BNM officers held for extorting RM200k from money changer, ASP missing

Six policemen and two Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) personnel have been detained by city police for extorting RM200,000 from a money changer yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE May 21, 2019 @ 19:00

Jakim backs Maszlee, fears lessons on other religions will negatively impact Muslims

Federal religious authority Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) has publicly opposed today a proposal for students to learn about other religions in schools or universities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS May 21, 2019 @ 18:00

Bukit Chagar poised to be JB’s main transportation hub once RTS project proceeds

Bukit Chagar in Johor Baru will be the main transportation hub for the southern part of the state if the proposed Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link proceeds by September this year, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Foo said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt May 21, 2019 @ 18:00

Penang forms Pakatan leadership council headed by chief minister

Penang has formed a Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership council that will be led by state DAP chairman and chief minister Chow Kon Yeow today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 21, 2019 @ 16:30

Military equipment supplies probe: MACC to call more people to give statements

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will call more individuals to give their statements in the alleged corruption case involving a project worth RM17 million to supply equipment for armoured military vehicles.|Read more >|Malaymail  

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT May 21, 2019 @ 15:45

Taxi drivers association to lodge MACC report against Loke over alleged abuse of power

Gabungan Teksi SeMalaysia (GTSM) will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Transport Minister Anthony Loke for allegedly abusing his power as a minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 21, 2019 @ 14:02

Zahid, Hishammuddin likely to be called up by MACC in land swap probe

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is most likely to call former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein to give their statements regarding the land swap issues.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS May 21, 2019 @ 13:09

M’sia, S’pore sign supplemental agreement on suspension of RTS link project

Malaysia and Singapore today officially signed the supplemental agreement (SA) for suspension of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project until Sept 30 this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt May 21, 2019 @ 12:34

Kelantan oil royalty claims suit against Petronas settled out of court

The legal dispute over oil royalty claims between the Kelantan government and Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has been resolved.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Penang JPJ May 21, 2019 @ 12:42

Azam Baki: MACC opens at least 70 investigations papers on Penang JPJ officers-lorry protection racket case
The anti-graft agency has opened at least 70 investigations papers into the alleged lorry protection racket case involving Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Taman Rimba Kiara May 21, 2019 @ 12:36

MACC: Taman Rimba Kiara project graft probe reopened
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has reopened its investigation into the Taman Rimba Kiara condominium project following new information received, says Datuk Seri Azam Baki.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Sandakan By-election May 21, 2019 @ 12:30

Bersih 2.0 claims govt made most election fouls during Sandakan poll

The number of election offences committed during the recently-ended Sandakan by-election was 19, fewer than those detected during the previous two by-elections before it in Rantau and Cameron Highlands, according to Bersih 2.0.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 21, 2019 @ 11:34

MACC not ruling out possibility of questioning Zahid over Mindef land swap deal
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has not ruled out the possibility of calling individuals, including Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was defence minister from 2009 to 2013, to assist in its probe over questionable land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry (Mindef).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing May 21, 2019 @ 09:00

Minister: More studies needed on proposed joint management bodies nod for foreign tenants

The proposal for foreigners to get approval from the joint management body (JMB) or management corporation (MC) of condominiums before they can rent a unit needs further studies, said past and present resident body representatives.|Read more >|Malaymail  

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 21, 2019 @ 09:07

Don’t speculate, says Mat Sabu

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has urged parties to refrain from making speculations on issues being investigated by the Governance, Procurement and Finance Investigating Committee (GPFIC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 21, 2019 @ 08:49

Bleak numbers of PTPTN defaulters reveal an escalating crisis

About 356,000 people, or 16 per cent, of National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) defaulters have never paid their loan instalments even once. And they owe RM2.8 billion to the corporation.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 21, 2019 @ 08:46

'Not repaying PTPTN loans will affect other students'

Refusing to settle National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans will lead to non-sustainable higher education financing, said economist Dr Madeline Berma.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 21, 2019 @ 08:35

Former PTPTN borrowers - Travel ban was due to poor PTPTN repayments

Drastic measures such as implementing a travel ban on loan defaulters were introduced only as a response to the lackadaisical attitude of some National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Repay study loans, say borrowers
It took years of hard work and discipline but for these successful Malaysians, repaying their study loans topped their list of priorities.Datuk Abdul Latiff Abdullah, former chairman of shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines Malaysia, said he would not have been able to finish his studies without a loan from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing May 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Nearly 33,000 affordable homes completed in Q1
The Housing and Local Government Ministry has completed 32,951 units of affordable homes in the first three months of this year.Its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said of the number, the highest was in Kuala Lumpur with 7,390 units, followed by Perak with 5,688 units, Putrajaya (4,999), Kedah (4,815), Selangor (3,777), Johor (1,964) and Pahang (1,884).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | DBKL Ramadan Bazaar May 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Traders unhappy over new site
With just two weeks before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, traders at the newly-relocated Ramadan bazaar in Jalan Raja are complaining that they are not making as much sales as previously.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption May 21, 2019 @ 07:00

France trims graft charges against Razak Baginda in Scorpene case

France has dropped some of the charges against an associate of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over alleged kickbacks paid on a major submarine deal, judicial sources said yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail  <