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Nov 05

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Nov 05, 2018

Musa faces 36 corruption charges involving US$63.3 million

Former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was charged in the Sessions Court here today with 35 counts of bribes over timber concession contracts in Sabah involving US$63.3 million. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 05, 2018 @ 23:30

Chin Tong: Tebrau Camp epitome of land swap deal gone wrong

Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong said today he welcomed Putrajaya’s move to halt the practice of land sales for development funding. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 05, 2018 @ 23:00

Ministry ready to work with the state government for wider high-speed broadband coverage

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is ready to work with the state governments to develop the infrastructure, particularly the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), in efforts to expand high-speed broadband coverage in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2018 @ 21:30

KL police want to set up tourist police beats in areas with many visitors

City police are looking to set up tourists beats to better serve and protect the thousands of tourists coming to the city. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 05, 2018 @ 21:03

PM hopes Japanese universities will open branches in Malaysia

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed hope to see Japanese universities having their branches in Malaysia to enable Malaysian students to not only be exposed to Japan’s education system, but also to learn its culture. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Lynas Nov 05, 2018 @ 20:54

Public hearing on Lynas plant - registration now open

Registration for a public hearing to be held by the government's executive review committee on the Lynas plant is now open. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Nov 05, 2018 @ 20:33

PKR election: Azmin wins in Sabah

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has taken a big lead over Rafizi Ramli in the contest for the PKR deputy president's post in the party election in 25 divisions in Sabah held for two days ending yesterday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 05, 2018 @ 19:35

1 day unrecorded leave for Hindu govt staff for Deepavali

Effective this year, the government has agreed to give its Hindu staff additional one-day unrecorded leave to celebrate Deepavali. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 05, 2018 @ 18:23

Sri Ram: Prosecution ordered to close Musa's corruption case previously

The graft cases against former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman were ordered to be closed previously, the Sessions Court here was told. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 05, 2018 @ 18:22

AGC can prosecute crimes committed abroad - MACC

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has the power to charge individuals who commit corruption overseas relating to the interest of the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 05, 2018 @ 18:00

Six months grace period for smokers in open-air eateries, says Dr Lee

Smokers will be given a six-month grace period before the new smoking ban is strictly enforced. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: PTPTN Nov 05, 2018 @ 18:00

PTPTN: Govt takes into consideration current needs

The government has taken into consideration current and future needs prior to introducing scheduled salary deduction for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers with a monthly income exceeding RM1,000. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 05, 2018 @ 17:23

GIAT raps politicians over lack of public assets declaration

The Governance Integrity Accountability Transparency coalition (GIAT) today urged the government to take greater responsibility for the poor implementation of public assets declaration by politicians.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 05, 2018 @ 17:15

Selangor Indian entrepreneurship programme helps poorer families improve earnings

Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways of helping low-income families financially.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 05, 2018 @ 16:38

Penang govt waiting for approval for flood mitigation projects

The Penang government hopes the three flood mitigation projects proposed by the Penang Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) will get the green light from Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 05, 2018 @ 15:58

Fishermen who do not go out to sea frequently will not be entitled to living allowance

The Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) has identified a total 8,000 fishermen nationwide who will not be eligible to receive the living allowance (Elaun Sara Hidup) provided by the government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 05, 2018 @ 15:58

Pua allowed to appeal on whether PM is a public officer

The Federal Court will hear and decide on the issue of whether or not the Prime Minister is a public officer. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 05, 2018 @ 15:34

Loke: Unlimited 30-day Rapid travel pass for Malaysians only

The 30-day unlimited Rapid bus and rail pass, which will be introduced soon, can only be enjoyed by Malaysians, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 05, 2018 @ 14:37

Wan Saiful steps down as special advisor to Maszlee

Wan Saiful Wan Jan has resigned as the special adviser to the Education Minister, but denies that this is because of differences with Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more > |TheStar

 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoT Nov 05, 2018 @ 12:54

Taxi drivers demand meeting with Anthony Loke, or they will protest

Taxi drivers are demanding a meeting with Transport Minister Anthony Loke as soon as possible - failing which they will hold a peaceful protest on Nov 8.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 05, 2018 @ 12:35

Sarawak to impose a sales tax on petroleum products

The Sarawak state government will impose 5 per cent sales tax on all petroleum products next year, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 05, 2018 @ 12:20

Appellate Court dismisses ex-Umno members’ bid for Umno dissolution over delayed party poll

The Court of Appeal today dismissed an application for a judicial review by 16 former Umno members seeking the party's dissolution for breaching its own constitution by delaying party polls beyond the prescribed time. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Nov 05, 2018 @ 10:54

Musa Aman to be charged with 35 counts of corruption worth RM250 million

Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman is expected to be slapped with 35 corruption charges at the Kuala Lumpur sessions court at 3 pm today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 05, 2018 @ 09:56

Wee Ka Siong elected new MCA president

Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has emerged as the new MCA president after securing a landslide victory in a three-cornered fight. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2018 @ 09:49

Suggestion for govt to float bond akin to that of Temasek

The Malaysian government has received a suggestion to float a retail bond akin to that of Temasek Holdings in the republic as an aggressive way to help trim the country's RM1 trillion debt. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 05, 2018 @ 09:23

Education Ministry denies withdrawing consent for additional Deepavali holidays

The Education Ministry (KPM) stressed that it had never issued any circular to withdraw approval for additional holidays such as for Deepavali to secondary schools which requested for it. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2018 @ 09:20

Report: Singapore to match Malaysia’s decision to abolish Second Link toll for motorcyclists

Singapore will match Malaysia’s move to abolish tolls from January 1 onwards at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, The Straits Times reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2018 @ 08:32

Govt to determine the appropriate mechanism to confirm owners of social media accounts

The government is in the process of determining the most appropriate method of identifying valid owners of social media accounts in the country, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 05, 2018 @ 08:14

Property crowdfunding for EPF members

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and its members will be allowed to put money in privately-driven property crowdfunding platforms, an additional financing option for first-time house buyers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2018 @ 08:00

Jagdeep: Biometrics is for security, not to violate workers’ rights

Biometrics like fingerprint scanners in proposed blue-collared foreign worker dormitory complexes are for residents’ security and not to “keep them in”, says state Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2018 @ 08:00

Penang mulls restricting commercial activities along George Town clan jetties

The Penang government is looking to impose tighter restrictions on commercial activities along the clan jetties in George Town, as more residents convert their houses there into souvenir shops, capitalising on the Unesco heritage city’s booming tourism. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 05, 2018 @ 07:30

Multi-tiered fuel subsidy proposed

Players in the downstream fuel sector have proposed a multi-tiered fuel subsidy system for Putrajaya to consider.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Nov 05, 2018 @ 01:00

Zuraida to take Julau ‘phantom voters’ issue to PKR central meeting next week

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin will take the membership crisis afflicting the Julau PKR Division to a central party meeting next week. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 05, 2018

Housing scheme for longhouse folk mulled

Housing and Local Government Ministry may look into the possibility of having a new housing scheme for longhouse residents categorised under the B40 group – namely those in the bottom 40 per cent of the population. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 05, 2018

Sarawak to take over perimeter survey of NCR land

The Sarawak government will take over the perimeter survey of Native Customary Rights (NCR) land from the federal government, the amount of which will be announced during the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, which commences today. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 05, 2018

Sarawak revenue projected to nearly double to RM10.51 billion

Sarawak’s revenue for 2019 has been projected to reach RM10.513 billion — an increase of RM3.547 billion up 51 per cent — compared to the revised revenue estimates of RM6.966 billion for 2018, as announced during the state budget proposal for 2019. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 05, 2018

Digital Economy Strategy to propel Sarawak’s digital economy — Dr Sim

The Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2018-2022 will propel Sarawak to the forefront of the digital world, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Nov 04

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 04, 2018 @ 23:56

Govt committed to raising the status of Langkawi

The move to boost Langkawi as a duty-free zone proves the government under Pakatan Harapan (PH) is committed to continue defending the status of the tourism island as a duty-free haven.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 04, 2018 @ 22:50

Floor wage small stuff when all embrace Industry 4.0, HR minister tells employers

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran today urged employers to focus on the “big picture” rather than fret over how much the hike in minimum wage for all workers will cost them. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 19:28

Kelantan and Terengganu should emulate Pahang government in banning logging activities during the rainy season

Kelantan and Terengganu should follow measures taken by Pahang government to temporarily freeze forest logging activities during the monsoon season. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 18:59

Samurai bonds to be discussed further during PM'S visit to Japan

The RM7.4 billion Samurai bond issuance, which the Japanese government has offered to guarantee, is expected to be discussed further during the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, on Tuesday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul:PTPTN Nov 04, 2018 @ 18:24

'If you can afford a car, you can afford to pay PTPTN loan' - Wan Saiful

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan today hit out at some errant PTPTN borrowers for their selfish and irresponsible attitude in depriving others of the study loan. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 04, 2018 @ 18:04

More than 1,000 people gathered in federal capital to protest ICERD 

More than 1,000 people attended a gathering organised by Umno and PAS youth wings today to protest against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2018 @ 17:50

Perak on a mission to be major sports hub, MB says

Perak is on a mission to be a world sports hub including in extreme sports. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 17:21

Frugality is the name of the game as Foreign Ministry attempts to cut costs

Wisma Putra is prepared to tighten its belt and do without premium services on flights and accommodation in an attempt to practice better financial management.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 04, 2018 @ 17:06

Learning-centred assessment of Year 1, 2, 3 pupils

From this year, assessment of Year One, Two and Three pupils (first level) will be learning-centred instead of exam-oriented. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 04, 2018 @ 16:18

MEF, MTUC at loggerheads on new minimum wage

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are at loggerheads on the government's recent minimum wage announcement. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 04, 2018 @ 14:45

Mahathir will call for GE15 within 3 years, says Ahmad Zahid

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expects the 15th General Election (GE15) to be called within the next three years as Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad usually does not wait for a full five-year term to make that decision.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 14:28

Govt hopes more supermarkets, retail outlets, hotel join food bank programme

The government wants more supermarkets, retail outlets and hotels throughout the country to join the Malaysian Food Bank programme to help feed needy people.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 12:27

Jho Low is to blame for government's inability to fulfil promises

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has blamed alleged financial rogue Low Taek Jho over the government's inability to fulfil a number of its promises.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 12:10

PM: EPF and members can invest in P2P house financing

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and its members will be allowed to put in their money in privately driven property crowdfunding platforms, which is an additional financing option for first-time house buyers.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 12:19

One million affordable houses to be built in the next 10 years: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has promised that one million affordable homes willRight move to develop Subang as an aerospace hub: S'gor MB be built in the next ten years with the help of the FundMyHome.com platform. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Nov 04, 2018 @ 11:15

Zeti: Malaysia can bounce back, education key to better resilience

It is important for Malaysia to further strengthen its resilience against any uncertainties in the global economy as well as political developments that may affect growth, said Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:12

PH will not accept BN MPs on mass basis, automatically: Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that there is no decision by Pakatan Harapan (PH) to automatically accept Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs on a mass basis. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:18

Integrity and Standard Compliance Dept needs to get closer to the public: Musa Hassan

The Selangor government has described the proposal to develop Subang as an international standard aerospace hub as the right move towards introducing the state to the global stage. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:04

Integrity and Standard Compliance Dept needs to get closer to the public: Musa Hassan

The Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) needs to foster a closer relationship with the public to allow it to receive complaints on police misconduct, said former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 08:12

Every home should have a fire extinguisher - fire department

Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher on the premises to prevent fire from spreading before the arrival of firefighters, said Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Nordin Pauzi. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 04, 2018 @ 08:00

Resign from the coalition, repent and you may join, Dr M tells Barisan MPs

Barisan Nasional MPs must resign from the coalition and support the government if they wish to join Pakatan Harapan, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2018 @ 08:00

Cuepacs: More childcare centres means more working women

The creation of 50 more childcare centres in government buildings will result in more women workers, says Cuepacs. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 04, 2018 @ 08:00

Over 30 Goldman Sachs execs, top bosses reviewed 1MDB deals

Over 30 Goldman Sachs executives including bank boss David Solomon and his predecessor, Lloyd Blankfein reviewed the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) deals, according to sources familiar with the approval process.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2018 @ 08:00

Ten schools to join student e-portfolio trial run next year

E-portfolios, used to track student’s learning progress, will be introduced in 10 pilot secondary schools from next year. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 04, 2018 @ 07:30

150 more CCTV cameras to be installed in George Town, says the mayor

To make George Town a safe city by 2030, the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will install another 150 units of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras equipped with high-resolution technology by the end of this year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 | Nov 04, 2018

Standing firm over Sarawak’s rights

Sarawak will continue to defend its immigration autonomy as enshrined in the Federal Constitution and the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 04, 2018

Use e-digital application in healthcare services – CM

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has encouraged those in the medical field to use e-digital application for healthcare services. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Nov 03

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 22:00

Sarawak CM claims rejected bid for the state to surrender immigration autonomy

Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg claimed today he rejected a deputy federal minister’s call for the state government to give away its immigration autonomy to allow entry of non-Sarawakian Malaysians to the state without hindrance. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Nov 03, 2018 @ 22:00

Statements recorded from 45 people, say police in Bukit Kukus landslide case

Police have so far recorded statements from 45 individuals in their investigation into the landslide in Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong near here on Oct 19, which killed nine foreign workers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 03, 2018 @ 21:29

Khairy: BN lost because of 1MDB, not because of so-called Pakatan's lies

Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) refuted claims that Barisan Nasional lost in the 14th General Elections due to fraud.​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2018 @ 21:23

GoKL free bus service to be extended to PPR areas: DBKL

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) intends to expand the GoKL free bus service network to concentrated public areas, including the people's housing projects (PPR). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 03, 2018 @ 21:00

Najib claims Malaysia could recoup US$6b from 1MDB-IPIC deal

Datuk Seri Najib Razak insisted that Putrajaya stood to recover US$6 billion (RM25 billion) if it honours 1MDB’s agreement with Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 03, 2018 @ 20:10

Govt can’t release details of IPIC deal: Lim

The government is not allowed to release documents pertaining to the settlement agreement between Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and 1MDB, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 03, 2018 @ 20:00

MOE welcomes engagement from all agencies to pursue STEM education

The Education Ministry welcomes constant engagement from all agencies in providing more options for teachers to carry out activities in the school-based assessment for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 03, 2018 @ 20:00

Dr M: 1MDB scandal will never happen again

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said emphatically that a scandal the magnitude of 1MDB will not be allowed to be repeated in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 20:00

Want to join Pakatan? Come on bended knee, Dr M tells BN MPs

Barisan Nasional MPs must resign from the coalition and demonstrate clear remorse and humility before Pakatan Harapan will even consider their entry, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 03, 2018 @ 19:49

Dr M: Four people know where missing 1MDB funds are

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) says he is sure that four people, including former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor know where the missing 1MDB money is.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 19:13

Dr M: PH to hold charity dinner to raise political funding

Pakatan Harapan (PH) will organise a charity dinner to raise political funding at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on Dec 9. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2018 @ 18:49

Babies born in Sarawak to receive incentive beginning next year: Abang Johari

Babies born in Sarawak will receive an incentive beginning next year, according to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2018 @ 18:25

Monitor children's use of phones to counter cyber threats: DPM

Parents must monitor their children's use of mobile phones to prevent the youngsters from falling victim to cyber threats, including pornography, sexual exposure and child grooming, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 15:00

Federal Territories Ministry to be renamed, says Khalid

The Federal Territories Ministry will be renamed to reflect its wider role, which is not limited to only development of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, said its minister, Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 09:00

Kok: Primary Industries Ministry committed to boosting agricommodity sector

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), which received a lower allocation in the 2019 Budget, says it will continue with efforts to boost the agri-commodity sector’s contribution to economic growth. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2018 @ 13:03

PM suggests govt, private offices allocate 15 minutes for exercise

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today suggested government offices and the private sector to allocate 15 minutes for exercise and make it a culture to promote a healthy lifestyle among the staff. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 11:51

The Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council will be meeting today to discuss various issues related to the coalition. 

The Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council will be meeting today to discuss various issues related to the coalition. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 03, 2018 @ 07:00

Justo hands ‘important’ files to MACC

Swiss whistleblower Xavier Justo has given the Malay­sian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) “important” files said to be related to the alleged culprits from PetroSaudi International in the 1Ma­­laysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 03, 2018 @ 09:00

As 1MDB noose tightens, Umno in desperate bid to wash hands of the scandal

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan tried to distance his party today from the growing 1MDB corruption scandal as the matter escalated from a civil suit to full-blown criminal indictments in the US. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 03, 2018 @ 08:04

Masjid India's Deepavali bazaar to be relocated

The Deepavali bazaar at the Masjid India area here will move to a ‘new and better’ site, said Federal Territories, Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: ECRL Nov 02, 2018 @ 01:50

ECRL suspension proves project viability, says Pahang MB

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s move to suspend the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project pending renegotiation of the cost, and not to cancel it altogether proved that it would benefit the East Coast states, said Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 02, 2018 @ 01:50

Contractors want foreign worker levy reduction for the construction industry

The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) urged the government today to apply a reduction in foreign workers’ levy to the construction industry after it was announced for the agriculture and plantation sectors. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Nov 02

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 02, 2018 @ 21:07

Resign from office, civil servants still supporting corrupt leaders told

Lim Guan Eng has called on government servants who are still aligned to Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders allegedly involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal to resign from office. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 02, 2018 @ 17:10

Minimum wage raised to RM1,100 in 2019

After workers protested against the minimum wage quantum set at RM1,050 monthly, the government today raised it to RM1,100 starting January 1 next year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2018 @ 16:21

Three key Malaysian figures mentioned in US DOJ charge documents

Three key Malaysian figures were mentioned in several charge documents in relation to indictments of Jho Low and senior bankers from a banking institution, US Financial Institution # 1, by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2018 @ 16:15

1MDB: How did Leissner and other execs bypass Goldman’s compliance rules?

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng who was arrested on Thursday (Nov 1) in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) investigation, will be extradited to the United States, Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 02, 2018 @ 15:29

Selangor police focusing on curbing drug abuse in schools, IPT

The Selangor police are focusing on curbing drug peddling and abuse in schools and institutions of higher learning (IPT) following cases of students as young as 13 years-old being arrested for the offence. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MACC Asset Declaration Portal Nov 02, 2018 @ 12:13

Teo: I declared but MACC records not updated

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching reiterated that she had already declared her property to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) but the system had not updated her records. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 02, 2018 @ 11:34

TVET and Industry Commission necessary for more efficient coordination: Nurul Izzah

The establishment of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Industry Commission is necessary to ensure a more efficient coordination of TVET, said TVET Empowerment Committee chairman Nurul Izzah Anwar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2018 @ 11:14

1MDB: How did Leissner and other execs bypass Goldman’s compliance rules?

A high-profile corruption probe that has spanned continents landed its first direct blow at Goldman Sachs.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 02, 2018 @ 09:30

Tech school for Malaysian prodigies next year?

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is waiting on the Cabinet to approve the set-up of a special school that aims to develop “Malaysian genius talents” specialising in technology and digital development. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Nov 02, 2018

Development in HDA areas to benefit about 75,000 inhabitants

Development in the Highland Development Agency (HDA) areas of jurisdiction will bring positive impact to about 75,000 residents from 244 villages and longhouses in Baram parliamentary constituency, which covers an area of 18,462 sq km. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | MACC Asset Declaration Portal Nov 02, 2018 @ 09:20

We gave what we were given, MACC says in defence of asset declaration portal

There were no technical problems with yesterday’s launch of a new website to publicly display the assets owned by MPs, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2018 @ 09:20

Jho Low insists innocent of US criminal charges over 1MDB

Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho today maintained his innocence after being hit with multiple counts of bribery and conspiring to embezzle and launder billions of dollars of funds from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in a US federal court yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Nov 02, 2018 @ 08:51

Daim: Malays should do science, but love literature because easy to pass

Many Malays are into studying literature because it is an “easy to pass” subject, according to Tun Daim Zainuddin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 02, 2018 @ 08:49

Budget to be tabled today by the first new government in 61 years

Today will go down in history as the first federal budget tabled in Parliament by a new government since Independence in 1957. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2018 @ 08:21

Exam abolition will help develop students holistically: Maszlee

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the decision to abolish examinations for pupils in Years One, Two and Three from next year was aimed at creating a learning environment that would further help develop the students. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | MACC Asset Declaration Portal Nov 01, 2018 @ 07:00

​​​Oops! Works Minister Baru has highest declared income

Going by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) asset declaration portal, Works Minister Baru Bian (pic) has the highest monthly income among MPs and members of the administration who have declared their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | MACC Asset Declaration Portal Nov 01, 2018 @ 07:00

​​​Oops! Works Minister Baru has highest declared income

Going by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) asset declaration portal, Works Minister Baru Bian (pic) has the highest monthly income among MPs and members of the administration who have declared their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | MACC Asset Declaration Portal Nov 02, 2018 @ 00:45

Failure to declare assets will be an offence: Shukri Abdull

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will include a new section under the MACC Act with respect to the declaration of assets belonging to MPs and ministers, which is likely to be tabled in Parliament in April. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2018 @ 00:41

US prosecutors file charges against two Goldman Sachs bankers, Jho Low

US prosecutors unveiled criminal charges on Thursday against two former Goldman Sachs Inc bankers and fugitive financier Low Taek Jho. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 01, 2018 @ 23:00

Daim says this might be Jho Low’s escape plan: Buying a new yacht

The former chair of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), Tun Daim Zainuddin, today said that he heard talk of fugitive financier Jho Low’s purported plan to purchase another vessel, and leverage the use of international waters, to avoid being nabbed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Nov 01, 2018 @ 21:16

MACC nabs ex-Immigration director, two staff over graft

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested a former director of the Immigration Department with the title ‘Datuk’ and two staff on suspicion of corruption.​|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 01, 2018 @ 20:15

Proposal to resume plastic waste APs with conditions

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is proposing that Approved Permits (AP) for import of plastic waste for recycling be resumed by limiting it to companies that fulfil certain AP conditions.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 11MP Nov 01, 2018 @ 20:07

Spirit of NEP lives on in 11MP: Azmin

The government will strengthen the spirit of the New Economic Policy (NEP) with new policies that are more strategic and in line with present needs.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 01, 2018 @ 19:21

KTMB to introduce a train schedule app soon

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is in the midst of developing a mobile app to enable passengers to learn about their train schedules on their smartphones.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 19:17

Azmin: Govt needs to ‘recalibrate’ finances before paying oil royalty

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today said that the government needs to recalibrate its finances first before it can pay the balance of the oil royalty payment owed to the Terengganu due to the nation’s current fiscal position. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 01, 2018 @ 19:14

Umno Youth: ICERD's ratification will abolish Malay, Bumiputera special rights

Umno Youth has described the government's possible move to ratify the International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) as a step closer towards the abolishment of the Malay and Bumiputera special rights as well as the royal institution.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 01, 2018 @ 19:07

Chinese nationals own most houses under MM2H programme

A total of 4,499 applications to purchase homes under Malaysia My Second Home Programme (MM2H) have been approved for foreign nationals since 2007, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

s the abolishment of the Malay and Bumiputera special rights as well as the royal institution. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 01, 2018 @ 19:10

Police probe on Justo was about stolen data, says CCID chief

Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh today said that police investigation on Petrosaudi executive Xavier Andre Justo only focused on the alleged theft of data and the purported attempt to sell or extort from third parties.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 01, 2018 @ 18:55

Prosecutors to decide if Justo can be made 'key witness' in 1MDB case - Dr M

The government will let the prosecution team to decide if whistleblower Xavier Andre Justo can be made a “key witness” in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case which has gone to court. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Nov 01, 2018 @ 18:46

New system to recruit foreign workers still under study

The Human Resources Ministry is still gathering feedback from industry players regarding the implementation of the proposed multi-tier levy system for the recruitment of foreign workers. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 01, 2018 @ 18:36

Gobind: No live telecast for Najib's trial

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has rejected the proposal for former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial to be broadcast live on television. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 01, 2018 @ 18:15

3% GST among items in BN’s alternative budget

Barisan Nasional (BN) has presented its '2019 alternative budget' with a projected revenue of RM247 billion, and which would see the reintroduction of the controversial Goods and Services Tax (GST), among other things. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:55

Sim Tze Tzin: No, China is not buying up all our durians

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin outlined a nightmare scenario for durian lovers here, saying that Malaysians will have none left to savour if demand for the "king of fruits" increases in China.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:35

Khalid: No promises made to display KLCP 2020

There were no promises to put up the draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 (KLCP 2020) on public display before it was gazetted, according to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:30

Minister: Govt to ratify other conventions before ICERD

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) will be the last basic rights convention that the government will ratify.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:25

Khairy presents Shadow Budget, projects RM247b revenue through new taxes

Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Shadow Cabinet presented its alternative Budget called the “People’s Economic Initiative”, in which it projects RM247 billion in revenue with the introduction of new taxes and the reimplementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:25

Dr M not in favour of allowing political parties to set up branches in universities

The Prime Minister has expressed reservations over allowing political parties to set up branches in universities. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:14

56,000 Awas summons issued since Sept 1

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has issued 56,680 summonses through the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) since it began operations on Sept 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:06

Mujahid: Government views seriously spread of Syiah doctrine

The government views seriously the spread of Syiah teachings and other doctrines that deviate from that of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:06

Yeo: Malaysia can save at least RM47bil over 15 years 

The nation stands to save a minimum of RM47bil over the next 15 years it becomes more energy efficient, says Minister of Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:05

PTPTN has collected RM13.86b in loan repayments, says deputy minister

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has so far collected RM13.86 billion or 68.62 per cent of money owing to it from 1.5 million borrowers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 17:02

Ramkarpal: Culture of accepting crossovers 'abhorrent', betrayal of the mandate given to Pakatan

Amid talks of 40 Umno parliamentarians crossing over to Pakatan Harapan, Ramkarpal Singh has asked what these lawmakers did to stop the rot of the country when they were in power. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 16:51

Charles Santiago appointed SPAN chairman

Klang MP Charles Anthony Santiago has been appointed the chairman of the National Water Service Commission (SPAN). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 16:45

Do social impact studies to avoid 'exclusivity and resentment', developers told

Developers undertaking future mega housing projects must conduct social impact assessment studies to avoid "exclusivity and resentment", says Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Nov 01, 2018 @ 16:39

Compensation for AES contract cancellation still under review

The government is still considering the amount of compensation payable to the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) for the acquisition of two companies related to the Automated Enforcement System (AES) project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 01, 2018 @ 16:25

Sarawak to table its Budget 2019 next week, says CM

Sarawakians, especially those staying in the interior, can expect more roads and bridges to ease their daily lives in the state Budget when it is unveiled on November 5. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Nov 01, 2018 @ 16:01

Database to identify actual housing demand in the works

The government will set up a comprehensive database to identify the actual housing demand in areas as part of its efforts to tackle the problem of unsold houses. |Read more >