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ANM in the News Archive May 26 -  31,  2019

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May 31, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 21:29

Japanese corporate giants pledge to expand investments in Malaysia, says Dr M
Japanese giant companies have pledged their commitment to expand their investments and businesses in Malaysia, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 21:24

Huawei produces better phones than America: Tun M

Tun Mahathir today, reiterated that there is no basis for concern about the use of Huawei’s 5G infrastructure in Malaysia, especially regarding the alleged use of the technology for espionage activities by China.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes May 31, 2019 @ 20:25

Finance Ministry solves problem of 2019 BSH recipients with wrong account numbers
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) will automatically open new accounts for about 300,000 recipients of the second phase of the 2019 Cost of Living Aid (BSH) who have furnished wrong account numbers, said the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 20:17

Ministry seeks suggestions to improve wellbeing of disabled

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is open to suggestions or inputs for improving the wellbeing of the disabled (OKU) community in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR May 31, 2019 @ 18:25

Foreign workers replacement system to be reinstated July 1

The government has agreed to reinstate the foreign workers replacement system to all sectors effective July 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: TNB May 31, 2019 @ 17:22

Digital meters more accurate in recording electricity charges: Dr Mahathir

Malaysia is transitioning to the use of digital meters to record electricity charges as it is more accurate, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: TNB May 31, 2019 @ 16:57

TNB to investigate complaints, urges consumers to lodge reports
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has assured that it will investigate some 14,000 complaints received over billings and urged consumers to come forward to lodge a report.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 14:42

Bersih calls on Dr M to set up RCI on alleged electoral misconducts
Bersih 2.0 has called on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to convene a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on alleged electoral misconducts during the 14th General Election.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Lynas May 31, 2019 @ 13:36

Fuziah: Media blacked out PM's condition that Lynas ships waste back to Australia
The main condition for renewing the Lynas license is that its waste must be shipped back to Australia, but the media blacked out that part, says Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 13:00

Yeo Bee Yin moots RM1,500 charge per shipping container to cut illegal imported plastic waste

Those found to import plastic waste into Malaysia without permission will be put on a black list and will be made to pay a hefty price to retrieve each of the shipping containers and send them back, minister Yeo Bee Yin warned.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 12:30

Minister: Customs’ scanners can’t tell if plastic is contaminated, illegal importers exploited loophole

Importers who illegally ship in contaminated plastic waste into Malaysia had exploited a loophole to smuggle in these items as they knew the Customs Department’s scanners could not detect them, minister Yeo Bee Yin revealed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 12:30

Lynas not responsible for heavy metals in underground water, says ministry official

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) Ministry confirmed today that Australian rare earth refiner Lynas Corp was not responsible for the concentration of heavy metals found in groundwater near their plant in Gebeng, Pahang.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF May 31, 2019 @ 12:24

No more single-use plastics in govt official events

The government has issued a circular to all its agencies in federal and state levels preventing the usage of single-use plastics in all official functions.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FELDA Aid May 31, 2019 @ 10:56

Felda settlers to get RM300 'duit raya'
All Felda settlers will get a special Hari Raya assistance of RM300, as well as arrears due to them, before the festival, says a circular from the Economic Affairs Ministry.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 10:30

Minister: TNB will still be fined, even after remedying high electricity charges

Energy supplier Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will still be fined even after it rectifies the billing problem which led to a sudden spike in electricity bills for consumers, minister Yeo Bee Yin has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 10:00

Yeo clarifies Dr M’s remarks on Lynas, stresses waste must be shipped out

Minister Yeo Bee Yin today has clarified that Australian rare earth refiner Lynas Corp will still have to resolve the issue of radioactive waste produced at its plant in Pahang before it is allowed to continue operations.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Toll May 31, 2019 @ 09:37

10% and 20% toll discounts on Raya for Besraya, NPE and Lekas highway users

The Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya), the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and the Kajang-Seremban Expressway (Lekas) users will enjoy a 10% to 20% toll discount in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration on June 5.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 09:33

Do not abuse press freedom to sensationalise religious, racial issues: Mujahid

Nobody is allowed to abuse the press freedom afforded by Pakatan Harapan to sensationalise racial or religious issues which could lead to hatred, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 31, 2019 @ 09:30

MACC to question Zahid, Hishammuddin after Raya holidays over military land swap

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will be hauled up for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after the Hari Raya holidays over graft cases involving the exchange of military land.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 31, 2019 @ 09:24

Multi-level car park next to Shah Alam new bus terminal planned

The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will construct a multi-level car park next to the new bus terminal in Section 17 here for the benefit of its users.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 31, 2019 @ 00:30

MACC to question Zahid, Hishammuddin after Raya holidays over military land swap

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will be hauled up for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after the Hari Raya holidays over graft cases involving the exchange of military land.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Waste/Recycling May 31, 2019 @ 00:20

265 containers of plastic waste found abandoned in Butterworth

Penang Customs Department (JKDM) today revealed that 265 containers of plastic waste have been brought into the state and are now abandoned at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) since January.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt: Housing May 31, 2019

276 affordable houses will be built at Permy Jaya 3

A total of 276 affordable houses will be built at Permy Jaya 3 here this year.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 31, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: TNB May 31, 2019 @ 17:22

Digital meters more accurate in recording electricity charges: Dr Mahathir

Malaysia is transitioning to the use of digital meters to record electricity charges as it is more accurate, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: TNB May 31, 2019 @ 16:57

TNB to investigate complaints, urges consumers to lodge reports
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has assured that it will investigate some 14,000 complaints received over billings and urged consumers to come forward to lodge a report.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 14:42

Bersih calls on Dr M to set up RCI on alleged electoral misconducts
Bersih 2.0 has called on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to convene a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on alleged electoral misconducts during the 14th General Election.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Lynas May 31, 2019 @ 13:36

Fuziah: Media blacked out PM's condition that Lynas ships waste back to Australia
The main condition for renewing the Lynas license is that its waste must be shipped back to Australia, but the media blacked out that part, says Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 13:00

Yeo Bee Yin moots RM1,500 charge per shipping container to cut illegal imported plastic waste

Those found to import plastic waste into Malaysia without permission will be put on a black list and will be made to pay a hefty price to retrieve each of the shipping containers and send them back, minister Yeo Bee Yin warned.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 12:30

Minister: Customs’ scanners can’t tell if plastic is contaminated, illegal importers exploited loophole

Importers who illegally ship in contaminated plastic waste into Malaysia had exploited a loophole to smuggle in these items as they knew the Customs Department’s scanners could not detect them, minister Yeo Bee Yin revealed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 12:30

Lynas not responsible for heavy metals in underground water, says ministry official

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) Ministry confirmed today that Australian rare earth refiner Lynas Corp was not responsible for the concentration of heavy metals found in groundwater near their plant in Gebeng, Pahang.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF May 31, 2019 @ 12:24

No more single-use plastics in govt official events

The government has issued a circular to all its agencies in federal and state levels preventing the usage of single-use plastics in all official functions.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FELDA Aid May 31, 2019 @ 10:56

Felda settlers to get RM300 'duit raya'
All Felda settlers will get a special Hari Raya assistance of RM300, as well as arrears due to them, before the festival, says a circular from the Economic Affairs Ministry.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 10:30

Minister: TNB will still be fined, even after remedying high electricity charges

Energy supplier Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will still be fined even after it rectifies the billing problem which led to a sudden spike in electricity bills for consumers, minister Yeo Bee Yin has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 31, 2019 @ 10:00

Yeo clarifies Dr M’s remarks on Lynas, stresses waste must be shipped out

Minister Yeo Bee Yin today has clarified that Australian rare earth refiner Lynas Corp will still have to resolve the issue of radioactive waste produced at its plant in Pahang before it is allowed to continue operations.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Toll May 31, 2019 @ 09:37

10% and 20% toll discounts on Raya for Besraya, NPE and Lekas highway users

The Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya), the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and the Kajang-Seremban Expressway (Lekas) users will enjoy a 10% to 20% toll discount in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration on June 5.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 31, 2019 @ 09:33

Do not abuse press freedom to sensationalise religious, racial issues: Mujahid

Nobody is allowed to abuse the press freedom afforded by Pakatan Harapan to sensationalise racial or religious issues which could lead to hatred, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 31, 2019 @ 09:30

MACC to question Zahid, Hishammuddin after Raya holidays over military land swap

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will be hauled up for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after the Hari Raya holidays over graft cases involving the exchange of military land.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 31, 2019 @ 09:24

Multi-level car park next to Shah Alam new bus terminal planned

The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will construct a multi-level car park next to the new bus terminal in Section 17 here for the benefit of its users.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: MINDEF May 31, 2019 @ 00:30

MACC to question Zahid, Hishammuddin after Raya holidays over military land swap

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will be hauled up for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after the Hari Raya holidays over graft cases involving the exchange of military land.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Waste/Recycling May 31, 2019 @ 00:20

265 containers of plastic waste found abandoned in Butterworth

Penang Customs Department (JKDM) today revealed that 265 containers of plastic waste have been brought into the state and are now abandoned at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) since January.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt: Housing May 31, 2019

276 affordable houses will be built at Permy Jaya 3

A total of 276 affordable houses will be built at Permy Jaya 3 here this year.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 30, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA May 30, 2019 @ 23:00

Agriculture Ministry says identifying best model to develop farm lands belonging to senior citizens

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry (MOA) is identifying the best model in bringing together farm lands belonging to senior citizens in the country, to ensure good governance in land administration.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: CEP May 30, 2019 @ 23:00

Change mentality, stop relying on subsidies to succeed in business, Daim tells Malays

Malays need to change the way they approach doing business as the old ways of expecting government subsidies will no longer work, former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 30, 2019 @ 23:00

Wan Saiful: Possible for PTPTN stakeholders to achieve agreeable ‘proposal’

National Higher Education Fund Corporation’s (PTPTN) Wan Saiful Wan Jan believes that stakeholders with different priorities concerning the fund’s policies can achieve an agreement despite their varied interests.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: FT May 30, 2019 @ 22:40

Six MPs appointed members of Ministers Council: Khalid

Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad has appointed six Kuala Lumpur MPs as members of the Ministers Council to assist the duties of the Federal Territories Ministry (KWP) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt May 30, 2019 @ 22:12

Mahathir reaffirms promise to hand over premiership to Anwar

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Thursday reaffirmed his promise to hand over the premiership to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as agreed to by Pakatan Harapan (PH), although he said no time frame has been spelled out for that.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 30, 2019 @ 21:49

Notice published for relevant parties to claim seized assets linked to Najib
The High Court here has allowed the prosecution to publish a notice in the Gazette calling upon any third party with interest on the assets seized from Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his family and others linked to the former prime minister.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | 1MDB May 30, 2019 @ 20:43

IGP: Jho Low expected to be detained soon
Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, is expected to be detained soon, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Projects: RTS May 30, 2019 @ 20:17

Dr M: Govt will conduct six-month study on RTS viability
The Government will conduct a six-month study on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project to determine whether it would be beneficial to the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF May 30, 2019 @ 20:17

PM consents to several proposals in defence white paper, says Armed Forces chief

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has consented to several proposals in the Defence White Paper.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 30, 2019 @ 19:02

KDN denies allegations 100,000 Chinese nationals granted citizenship

Allegations that 100,000 Permanent Resident identity card holders (MyPR) from China were granted citizenship under the Pakatan Harapan administration are baseless and irresponsible, said the Home Ministry (KDN) today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State May 30, 2019 @ 18:46

NS abolishes quotations need in fund application

The state government views seriously the imposing of charges of RM50 to RM100 by suppliers against petty traders seeking quotations in order to apply for the Negri Sembilan Entrepreneur Development Fund.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption May 30, 2019 @ 18:40

Investigation team set up to probe alleged land grab in Melaka
The state has set up a special investigation team to probe an alleged land grab purportedly by a foreign-controlled company.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL May 30, 2019 @ 18:36

DBKL allows food trucks to operate at Jalan Raja

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has agreed to allow food truck traders to operate at Jalan Raja here, beginning tomorrow until Tuesday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 30, 2019 @ 18:34

IPCMC can help enhance reputation of the police force

The proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) has an important role in enhancing the reputation and standing of the Royal Malaysia Police in the eyes of the public, said Bar Council IPCMC task force chairperson Datuk Seri M. Ramachelvam.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Debts May 30, 2019 @ 17:33

Dr M: Gov't needs 3 years to reduce debt to 54 per cent

The government needs three years to reduce the national debt to ceiling level of 54 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) from 80 per cent currently, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 30, 2019 @ 17:23

Report claiming Umno plans to amend constitution to push leaders out of party is slanderous, says Khaled Nordin
Allegations that Umno is planning to amend its constitution in bid to oust leaders who are facing court charges are an outright lie and slanderous, says its vice-president Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt May 30, 2019 @ 16:17

Penang firm on "no cruelty to animal" policy in tackling stray overpopulation

Penang government is firm in its ‘no cruelty to animal’ policy while carrying out efforts to control and reduce the numbers of stray and abandoned dogs on the island.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 30, 2019 @ 15:46

Disabled activists say Pakatan govt worse than BN at dealing with their issues
The Pakatan Harapan administration is worse at dealing with issues concerning people with disabilities, compared with Barisan Nasional, says several activists.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC May 30, 2019 @ 15:36

Bar Council to govt: Discuss IPCMC with stakeholders before tabling bill
The government should hold discussions with relevant stakeholders before tabling the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill in Parliament, says Bar Council IPCMC Task Force chairman Datuk Seri M. Ramachelvam.|Read more >|
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May 30, 2019 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA May 30, 2019 @ 15:52

MCA slams Penang govt over delay in Bukit Kukus highway project

The Penang state government was taken to task over its failure to meet the deadline on the completion of the Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Lynas May 30, 2019 @ 15:34

Dr M: Msia to let Lynas continue running rare earths plant

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday that Malaysia will allow Australian rare earths producer Lynas Corp to keep operating a processing plant in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 30, 2019 @ 15:30

Public hearings on KL developments only if the original document is altered, says FT minister

Public hearings for the gazetted KL City Plan 2020-2040 can only be done if changes are made to the original document, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB May 30, 2019 @ 15:29

M'sian govt applies for permission to appeal London Commercial Court decision
The Malaysian government has filed an application for permission to appeal against the London Commercial Court's decision to delay its legal challenge, seeking to nullify a consent award involving 1MDB, Minister of Financed Incorporated (Mofi) and two Abu Dhabi-based companies.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: DBKL May 30, 2019 @ 15:00

FT minister: DBKL will take back community halls to restructure, rectify flaws left by BN

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is in the process of taking back community halls scattered around the area, for the benefit of the surrounding local communities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt May 30, 2019 @ 13:00

Dr M backs Huawei amid trade war, says time for East to shine

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said western countries must accept that years of research and development has improved the capability of countries in the East, which no longer imitate products from the West.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt May 30, 2019 @ 12:55

Dr M: Malaysia to use Huawei technology as much as possible
Malaysia will make use of Huawei's technology as much as possible, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo, amidst ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MACC May 30, 2019 @ 12:13

MACC to use new provision to prosecute commercial organisations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will enforce and use the new provision in the MACC Act 2009 Act, effective June 2020, to enable commercial organisations involved in corruption to the prosecuted.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt May 30, 2019 @ 11:54

Dr M: Learn from France, Germany; stop primitive thinking

Resorting to war in an attempt to resolve conflicts reflects the primitive thinking of a nation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt May 30, 2019 @ 11:42

PM proposes new currency based on gold, says present currency trading manipulative

Malaysia is proposing a new currency based on gold as it is more stable as opposed to the present currency trading which is manipulative, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 30, 2019 @ 11:33

The world order has failed: Dr M lambasts aggressive warlike mindset
The world order has failed, and the world has to rethink countries’ relations with each other, especially in conflict resolution, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 30, 2019 @ 11:15

Factions step up power struggle in Umno

The power struggle in Umno has stepped up with several factions pushing for control of the beleaguered party ahead of its general assembly in November.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Projects May 30, 2019 @ 11:01

Kg Baru redevelopment: Settlement to boast high-rise dwellings

The new redevelopment plan for Kampung Baru (Kg Baru) in Kuala Lumpur will have 83 million sq ft of residential and commercial floor space, says Kampung Baru Development Corp (KBDC) chief executive officer Zulkurnain Hassan. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM May 30, 2019 @ 09:00

BNM dismisses US Treasury's claims

Malaysia has shot down the United States Treasury Department’s claim that the country is manipulating its currency.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: CEP May 30, 2019 @ 09:00

Strict enforcement, cutting out middlemen can lower retail prices, Daim says

Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin believes there is a cure to the high prices of goods in today’s market faced by the average Malaysian consumer.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: CEP May 30, 2019 @ 09:00

Daim: Bailouts necessary if ‘problem’ affects the people

Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin today said that the practice of government bailouts is necessary if it is done in the interest of the people.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: CEP May 30, 2019 @ 09:00

Where will Malaysia go if our grads have poor English? Daim asks

At its current pace, Malaysia will not be competitive globally because its young people have poor English language skills, former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: CEP May 30, 2019 @ 09:00

Learn from the best to go modern, Daim tells farmers

Malaysian farmers can get better yields and increase their income if they go high-tech, Tun Daim Zainuddin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Waste/Recycling May 30, 2019 @ 08:34

Selangor DoE: Only clean, used plastics can be imported

Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR May 30, 2019 @ 07:56

Socso advised to extend self-employment scheme to informal sector workers

The Human Resources Ministry is recommending that the Social Security Organisation (Socso) extend the Self-Employment Scheme (SPS) to include farmers, fishermen, hawkers and artistes.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Be careful of ‘gifts’, Johor PKR chief warns after exco accused of accepting luxury condo

Johor PKR chief Hassan Abdul Karim has reminded the state’s party members to uphold their integrity and be careful of gratification that can come in various forms.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition May 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Opposition calls for AG to resign
The Opposition has called for Attorney General Tommy Thomas to resign over the inquest of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and the setting up of a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to look into the case.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Waste/Recycling May 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Crude recycling methods bad for health and environment
Much of the e-waste in Malaysia has ended up in the hands of scrap collectors and scavengers who have no qualms about burning cables and wires to get to the metal within, although this method is bad for health and the environment.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR May 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Sosco becomes sponsor for NiE
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has presented a mock cheque for RM50,000 to the Newspa­per-in-Education (NiE) initiative by The Star.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: Waste/Recycling May 30, 2019 @ 07:00

DoE gets tough on e-waste
The government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-waste.The proposed change in the law aims to reduce harm to the environment and public health when such waste is not disposed of properly.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives May 30, 2019

Soft launch for Gago Instant Job app

The Gago Instant Job app had its soft launch at the lobby of the Baitulmakmur Complex, Petra Jaya here yesterday where it was officiated by Assistant Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Datuk Mohamad Naroden Majais.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 29, 2019 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT May 29, 2019 @ 22:58

Cabbies and e-hailing drivers have until June 31 to join SPS

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) wants to see all e-hailing and taxi drivers be part of the soon-to-be-expanded Self-Employment Scheme (SPS).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 29, 2019 @ 21:34

Another plastic recycling plant ordered to shut down

Yet another plastic recycling plant has been shut down for causing air pollution. It is one of two factories – the other is a furniture manufacturer – ordered by the Negri Sembilan Department of Environment (DoE) to cease operations immediately.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 29, 2019 @ 19:42

PTPTN must be stricter with errant borrowers, says advisory panel chief
The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) must be stricter with errant borrowers and send them monthly reminders.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 29, 2019 @ 19:06

'Blanket ban not solution for plastic waste smuggling

Hasty calls by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for a blanket ban on so-called “plastics waste” are unnecessary and ill-considered, and can harm law-abiding manufacturers and businesses.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 29, 2019 @ 18:39

PTPTN receives 60% or less of repayments every month
The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has received RM558.9mil in repayments in from January to March 2019.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Waste/Recycling May 29, 2019 @ 18:00

Review laws to address illegal plastic dumping, urge manufacturers

The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) said a review of relevant domestic legislation may be necessary to plug loopholes, address jurisdiction issues and facilitate licensing, in a move to stop Malaysia from becoming the dumping ground of contaminated plastic and other non-recyclable waste.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 29, 2019 @ 18:00

Home Minister: Sedition probe against Women's March organisers dropped

The police have dropped a sedition investigation against the organisers of the International Women's Day March (IWD), who held a peaceful assembly in March this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt: Taxes May 29, 2019 @ 17:52

MPKK to seize property of errant tax payers

The Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council (MPKK) will take stern actions including seizing the property of those who fail to pay their assessment tax this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 29, 2019 @ 17:47

Penang local councils go after illegal plastic recycling factories

Two local authorities have been weeding out illegal plastic recycling factories.|Read more >| NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 29, 2019 @ 17:46

Health DG: Global drug price transparency resolution a start but more needed
The World Health Assembly's adoption of a resolution for greater public disclosure of drug prices is a good start but more measures are needed, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: Non-Smoking May 29, 2019 @ 17:22

Judicial review on smoking ban to be heard Aug 22

The High Court here today set Aug 22 to hear the judicial review filed by seven individuals challenging the decision by the Health ministry to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing May 29, 2019 @ 17:15

TTDI longhouse settlers banking on govt to expedite resettlement

The Public Housing Association of Bukit Kiara is banking on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to help expedite the resettlement of 98 families relocated from Bukit Kiara Estate to longhouses in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews May 29, 2019 @ 17:00

TNB denies hiking electricity tariffs on govt’s orders

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) today denied a message that went viral on social media that its board of directors has received government orders to raise electricity tariffs by 30 per cent.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: DoE May 29, 2019 @ 15:30

Negri DoE orders closure of 2 factories over air pollution

The state Environment Department (DoE) has ordered two factories in Sungai Gadut Industrial Park, Senawang, to close over air pollution issues.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New State Policies May 29, 2019

Primary One pupils to learn Science and Maths in English next year

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research will kick off the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English next year starting with Primary One pupils.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO May 29, 2019 @ 15:27

Having more Malay parties will only split the community, says Opposition leader
Malays will be split further if there are more Malay-based political parties, says Opposition bloc chief Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 29, 2019 @ 15:11

PTPTN repayments fall way short of expectations, only RM558m collected in 2019

Loan repayments for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) continue to be dismal, with the national study loan body collecting only slightly more than half of what was intended so far this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 29, 2019 @ 14:30

Jakoa in touch with states over Orang Asli issues, says minister

The Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) is constantly in communication with the state governments to alleviate issues regarding the Orang Asli community and is also working with them to resolve the land encroachment issue, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies May 29, 2019 @ 14:30

Retailers protest local councils charging businesses for advertising signs inside own premises

Retailer groups, frustrated at being charged for signage within their premises by local authorities, want the government to look into current licensing and advertising laws.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment May 29, 2019 @ 12:37

Firms given 14 days to ship plastic waste out of Malaysia

Malaysia took some decisive steps yesterday to reiterate the fact that it will not be the world’s dumping ground.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM May 29, 2019 @ 11:24

Bank Negara refutes US Treasury claim of Malaysia as potential currency manipulator
Bank Negara Malaysia has refuted the claim by the US Treasury that Malaysia is a potential currency manipulator by putting the country on its monitoring list.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Policies May 29, 2019 @ 10:33

Anti-litter compound to create cleanliness awareness: Terengganu MB

The RM50 compound issued to individuals found littering in public places is aimed at giving awareness to the people to jointly keep the city centre here clean.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 29, 2019 @ 08:27

Public hearings will continue for KL Plan 2020-2040: Khalid

Public hearing sessions will continue until the end of 2020 to complete the Kuala Lumpur Development Plan 2020-2040 but are not needed for developments that are already in line with the Plan, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: Bicycle Lanes May 29, 2019 @ 08:48

Thumbs up for KL integrated bicycle lane

As the city prepares to roll out its first-ever integrated bicycle lane, Malaysians who cycle-commute to work praised the efforts by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall to connect the lanes to the suburbs.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 29, 2019 @ 08:27

Public hearings will continue for KL Plan 2020-2040: Khalid

Public hearing sessions will continue until the end of 2020 to complete the Kuala Lumpur Development Plan 2020-2040 but are not needed for developments that are already in line with the Plan, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 29, 2019 @ 08:01

Govt goes after waste importers

Malaysia is putting a stop to the practice of dumping foreign garbage on its soil.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home May 29, 2019 @ 07:30

Muhyiddin: Home Ministry to discuss issue of illegal immigrants with state reps

The Ministry of Home Affairs will have a meeting with representatives of the states including the village heads and members of the public to find an effective solution in tackling the inflow of illegal immigrants into the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt May 29, 2019

Sarawak Forestry intensifies market checks for protected species

Sarawak Forestry has intensified its checks on markets throughout Sarawak to curb wildlife trade.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Devt May 29, 2019 @ 07:30

RM1.5m grant approved for 150 village community management councils in Melaka

The Rural Development Ministry approved a RM1.5 million grant to the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) for the first phase of its distribution in Melaka this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt May 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M: All have role to play on social media
Freedom of speech, including on social media, is not a licence to abuse, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that the responsibility doesn’t just lie with the user but also platform providers.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoT May 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry looking into more ways to curb road accidents
The Transport Ministry is working with automotive companies and motorcycle manufacturers to incorporate safety features in new vehicles in an effort to reduce road accidents and fatalities, says minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Scandal: Project IC Sabah May 29, 2019

I’m not involved in Project IC, says Musa

Parti Warisan Sabah should be looking for credible solutions to the illegal immigrant issue in Sabah instead of simply pointing fingers at the previous administration for the problem, said Tan Sri Musa Haji Aman.|Read more >|BorneoPost

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May 28, 2019 

New Malaysia | Govt May 28, 2019 @ 23:56

PH must be clear about interests of races if it wants to win GE15

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must always explain its stand on the interests of all races if it wants to continue to gain support and victory in the next general election (GE15).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PSM May 28, 2019 @ 23:38

PSM asks AG to drop charges on two activists

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) has called on the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to drop the prosecution of two of its party activists, who were arrested for preventing the forced eviction of a poor family here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 28, 2019 @ 22:56

Locals claim illegal plastic recycling factories ‘protected’ by ‘Datuk’

Locals are claiming that illegal plastic and tyre recycling factories operating around Kampung Teluk Gong here are ‘protected’ by an influential individual with the title of “Datuk”.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 28, 2019 @ 22:30

Communications and Multimedia Ministry remains go-between for govt, people

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) continues to play the role of go-between for government and public in building the spirit of togetherness, said its Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH May 28, 2019 @ 22:02

Health Dept to monitor residents’ health condition near plastic waste dumps

The Perak Health Department will monitor housing areas located close to plastic waste dumpsites and will present a report on the health condition of residents in the area within a week.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt May 28, 2019 @ 22:00

Special treatment for Bumi contractors will go on: Tun M

The government will continue to give special treatment to Bumiputra contractors including in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, although it has yet to decide on the quota, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC May 28, 2019 @ 21:30

Energy Commission ordered to probe TNB after complaints over electricity bills

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climatic Change (MESTECC) has instructed the Energy Commission (EC) to investigate the high electricity bill imposed by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP May 28, 2019 @ 21:30

IGP promises swift action against human traffickers

Human trafficking syndicates, watch out.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt May 28, 2019 @ 21:14

Dr M defends Maszlee amid calls for minister to quit

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik for linking the matriculation quota intake issue with that of language requirements for jobs.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt May 28, 2019 @ 21:09

Dr M: Creating more Malay-based parties will divide the community
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed his disappointment over the setting up of many race-based political parties recently.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: Toll May 28, 2019 @ 20:57

Toll discounts on 23 highways for Hari Raya

Users of Class 1 vehicles will get toll discounts between 10 and 33 per cent on 23 highways in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri next week.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt May 28, 2019 @ 20:41

Police to increase patrols at residential areas for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

The police will increase its patrols at residential areas during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays next week.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu May 28, 2019 @ 19:30

Bersatu to amend party constitution, seek fairer member representation

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on July 20 to make amendments to its party constitution.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Despite clarification, group demands FT minister’s resignation over ‘disgusting’ move to stop public hearings

The Save Kuala Lumpur movement is demanding the resignation of Federal Territories (FT) Minister Khalid Samad, after he allegedly said there would be no more public hearings for projects approved under the Kuala Lumpur Development Plan 2020 and 2040.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 28, 2019 @ 15:31

Plastic waste brought to Perak not hazardous: DOE

The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) has given its assurance that the plastic waste brought into the state for recycling as an alternative fuel is safe.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints May 28, 2019 @ 15:00

Orang Asli situation still the same or ‘much worse’ under Pakatan, says activist

Orang Asli rights continue to be ignored despite the change of government, an Orang Asli activist said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: Pg JPJ May 28, 2019 @ 14:00

Charged with 164 counts of bribery, eight RTD officials and one ex-SPAD official claim trial

Eight Road Transport Department (RTD) officials and one former official with the Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) were today charged with a whopping 164 counts of accepting bribes totalling RM136,010 at the Special Sessions Court for Corruption here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC May 28, 2019 @ 13:37

AG to civil society: Don't be complacent, press Pakatan to implement reforms
Civil society should hound Pakatan Harapan ministers and politicians for civil rights reforms, says Attorney General, Tommy Thomas.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 28, 2019 @ 13:17

FT Minister clears the air on gazetted and non-gazetted plans

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad is concerned by the news report regarding procedure differences involving gazetted and non-gazetted plans.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL May 28, 2019 @ 09:10

Khalid: No more public hearing under new DBKL plan

Any project approved under the Kuala Lumpur Development Plan 2020 and 2040 will no longer use Rule 5 of the Federal Territory Planning Act 1982 which allows for public participation in planning and development control by the government.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Illegal Waste/Recycling May 28, 2019 @ 08:02

Yeo: Plastic dumped here to be shipped back today

More than 400 tonnes of imported, contaminated plastic waste in Port Klang, Selangor, will be shipped back to their countries of origin today, signalling Malaysia’s effort to take the lead in the global crusade against unscrupulous export of scrap.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC May 28, 2019 @ 08:00

CEO: Finas to introduce new module for compulsory film screenings

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) will introduce a new compulsory screening module and set up a guideline for the national film industry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP May 28, 2019 @ 08:00

DAP bars members from using mosques, surau for political programmes

Perak DAP will direct its members in more than 300 branches throughout the state to abide by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah’s order prohibiting the holding of political programmes in mosques and surau.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption May 27, 2019 @ 07:25

Immigration Dept arrests manpower agency directors, officer

The Immigration Department yesterday arrested two directors and the marketing officer of a manpower agency in Seri Kembangan, near here, on suspicion of offering services for the Rehiring Programme, which had already been stopped last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR May 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Kula: Skilled workers can command a higher salary
Wages of workers can go up by 10-20% if they have a chance to attend after-work training at Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Initiatives May 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Water debts written off
The Federal Government will be writing off outstanding water debts of states, amounting to RM3.8bil incurred between 2001 and 2018, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt May 28, 2019

Sarawak govt support on Fisheries Act, Bill enactment sought

The federal government is seeking support from the Sarawak government on the proposal to amend the Fisheries Act and also enact the Fertiliser, Quality Seeds and Plants Bio-Security Bill in the coming Parliamentary sitting, scheduled to be held in July.|Read more >|BorneoPost