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ANM in the News Archive November 01 - 05,  2019

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November 05, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 05, 2019 @ 22:36

RM6b in taxes lost from illegal cigarette imports

The government lost a staggering RM6 billion in tax revenue this year due to the illegal import of cigarettes.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Lynas Nov 05, 2019 @ 22:30

MoU with Lynas without your consent? You attended board meet on decision, MARA chairman tells council

MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd today disputed MARA Council’s claim that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd had been inked without the approval of the council.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 05, 2019 @ 21:49

Parents to be included in advocacy awareness programme on modified bikes: JKJR

The Road Safety Department’s (JKJR) advocacy awareness programme on the dangers of using modified bicycles will also include parents in their efforts to curb such activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: CRS Nov 05, 2019 @ 21:41

Enforcement of CRS in stages: Loke

The enforcement in the use of the children’s car restraint system (CRS) in vehicles will be done in stages to create awareness to society on the importance of CRS, said Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 05, 2019 @ 20:38

High Court dismisses habeas corpus applications of five held over alleged LTTE links

The High Court has dismissed applications filed by five men, two of them state assemblymen, to be released immediately from detention over their alleged links to the LTTE terrorist group.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 05, 2019 @ 20:49

PM: Corruption, abuse of power must never be allowed to reign again

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called for Malaysia to be a nation of integrity, and to not allow corruption and greed to once again lead the country to near ruin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM Nov 05, 2019 @ 19:18

Bank Negara to get public feedback on cash transaction limit

Malaysia may introduce a Cash Transaction Limit (CTL) to combat financial crimes, says Bank Negara Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 05, 2019 @ 17:19

30% of SME products sold at hypermarkets to be improved: Ministry

The current guidelines requiring 30% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) products sold at hypermarkets, are being reviewed so that the items can be improved to boost the Buy Malaysian Products Campaign.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 05, 2019 @ 17:00

Dr M: Data sharing on financial crimes only for crime prevention purposes

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that personal data will remain protected despite the Public-Private Partnership Initiative (PPP) where banks and financial institutions will grant direct assistance to anti-graft and enforcement agencies.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 05, 2019 @ 16:38

KDEBWM to take over domestic waste management in Selangor

The KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (KDEBWM) will take over the state’s waste management system at its 12 local authorities, starting from January next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Nov 05, 2019 @ 16:30

PAS wants Guan Eng to probed for alleged seditious speech at Johor DAP meet

Islamist party PAS is demanding police action against DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng after accusing the latter of delivering a seditious speech at the DAP’s annual convention in Johor.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 05, 2019 @ 15:27

Sabah launches 10-year blueprint to boost agriculture sector, food security

Food security is the main agenda on the Sabah Agriculture Blueprint 2021-2030, with plans to boost output and attract graduates into the sector.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 05, 2019 @ 16:09

Journalists left scratching their heads over Tanjung Piai independent candidate's reason for contesting

Tanjung Piai independent candidate Dr Ang Chuan Lock today left many members of the press scratching their heads when he explained his reason for contesting in the Nov 16 by-election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2019 @ 16:00

Sarawak assembly approves stricter penalties for environmental offences

The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed the Natural Resources and Environment (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to enhance provisions on penalties and deterrents to violations of environmental laws.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 05, 2019 @ 15:30

Minister says he will look into claims Tanjung Piai fishermen promised RM1,000 ‘compassionate payment’

Claims that some fishermen in Tanjung Piai are to be paid compassionate payment of RM1,000 as promised previously will be looked into, said Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2019 

Long term sustainable solid waste collection, management plan in the pipeline for Sarawak

A study has been completed to provide recommendations for a long term sustainable solid waste collection and management plan for Sarawak, the State Legislative Assembly was told this morning.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 05, 2019 @ 14:52

Philippine govt bears immunisation cost of its children in Sabah: Dzulkefly

The cost of providing vaccination and immunisation services to Filipino children at the Alternative Learning Centre in Sabah is fully borne by the Philippine government, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: KXP Nov 05, 2019 @ 14:20

'No reason for PIA to fear competition from KXP'

There is no reason for the Penang International Airport (PIA) to fear competition from the proposed Kulim International Airport (KXP) or any other airports for the matter, Lim Guan Eng told the Penang State Assembly today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 05, 2019 @ 14:14

Federal welfare assistance to be credited by Nov 10

The federal welfare assistance payments this month will be credited to the accounts of 484,828 recipients throughout the country from Nov 7 and is expected to be finalised by or before Nov 10, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Nov 05, 2019 @ 14:00

Maszlee: Local universities to revise technology, industry-related curriculum yearly

Local universities revise their curriculum relating to technology and the industry annually, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Nov 05, 2019 @ 13:01

PSR will only proceed if all 72 conditions are met, says Chow

Penang has assured that work on its controversial Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project would not begin until the state complies with all 72 conditions set by the Department of Environment (DOE).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 05, 2019 

Julaihi: Sarawak studying ways to take over Bintulu Port

The state government is currently studying ways to take over Bintulu Port and other federal entities in the state, said Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Mindef land swap Nov 05, 2019 @ 12:18

MACC says still probing Mindef land swap deals

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says it is still investigating the controversial land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry, following claims by de facto Deputy Law Minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin that there is only one investigation paper opened.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Nov 05, 2019 @ 12:00

MACC chief: Malaysia aims to locate further RM19b in 1MDB-linked assets

The authorities have estimated that there are still RM18.9 billion of unidentified assets and property linked to scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), spread across at least five countries.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 05, 2019 

No change in rules for Sabahans to enter Sarawak, DUN told

The state government is firm on its stand that it will not relax the rules for Sabahans entering Sarawak, the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) was told today.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2019 @ 10:30

RM740m allocated to build eight new MRSM colleges

The government has allocated RM740 million for the construction of eight new Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM) which can accommodate 750 students each.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 05, 2019 @ 10:30

Loke: Ride-hailing firm Go-jek, others to start pilot run in Malaysia in Jan 2020

Malaysia will allow ride-hailing firms such as Indonesia’s Go-jek to start operations on a limited scale from January 2020, Malaysia’s transport minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Nov 05, 2019 @ 10:30

Singapore minister: Putrajaya requested RTS project suspension again until April 2020

Putrajaya has made a request with Singapore, asking that the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project be suspended again until April 30, 2020, despite announcing it would proceed without further delay.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2019 @ 09:07

Nafas to focus on carrying out programmes to increase income of farmers

The National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) will carry out a number of new projects next year which will provide benefit to Area Farmers Association (PPK) members nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang govt open to proposal for new airport

The Penang Government is open to any airport proposal, including the proposed North Malaysia International Airport (NMIA) to be located on the mainland, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Giant ‘vacuum’ cleaning up Klang River

The severely polluted Klang River is set to get a new lease of life with the help of Rotterdam-based non-profit Ocean Cleanup.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 05, 2019 

Development-centric people’s budget

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has proposed a sum of RM9.891 billion for the 2020 State Budget with the aim of accelerating development for the wellbeing of all Sarawakians.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: State Nov 05, 2019 

DUN unanimously passes Strata (Subsidiary Titles) Bill 2019

The Strata (Subsidiary Titles) Bill 2019 was passed unanimously at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday to replace the Strata Titles Ordinance 1995 (Chapter 18).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 04, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2019 @ 23:46

Zakat in Selangor for 8 asnaf categories, says Sultan Sharafuddin

The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today affirmed that zakat (tithe) collection in the state remains to be given to eight asnaf (tithe recipient) categories among Muslims.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 04, 2019 @ 23:34

IRB's SVDP collected RM7 billion, says finance minister

The Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB) Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP), which ended in September, collected about RM7 billion, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 04, 2019 @ 22:31

Dewan Rakyat approves in principle bill on 2020 Budget

The Dewan Rakyat has approved in principle the Supply Bill 2020, which outlines the 2020 Budget, after 12 days of debate since Oct 14.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 04, 2019 @ 22:25

MAHB’s OA extensions will enhance operational efficiency at airports: Anthony Loke

The extension of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) operating agreements (OAs) until Feb 11, 2069, is expected to enhance operational efficiency at airports and contribute to the country’s economy.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 20:31

Chow confirms proposal for 121ha reclamation project off Batu Ferringhi

The Penang government has confirmed that it received a proposal from a local company for yet another reclamation project for international mixed development on a 121ha site off the waters of Batu Ferringhi.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 04, 2019 @ 22:00

Mindef to have its own anti-corruption plan, says minister

The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is in the midst of drafting its own Anti-Corruption Plan to ensure that it would be free of corruption.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 21:30

Mukhriz: No third party appointed to negotiate with land owners on Kulim Airport development

The Kedah government has not appointed third parties to negotiate with land owners on the value of their property, in connection with the development of the Kulim International Airport (KXP).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas Nov 04, 2019 @ 19:06

Dr M: Australia has asked Malaysia to revoke Lynas conditions

Australia has expressed hope that Malaysia will revoke conditions imposed on the Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) rare earths processing plant at the Gebeng Industrial Estate in Kuantan.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2019 @ 18:50

Selangor govt expands plastic-free initiatives to a school and three malls

The Selangor government is taking its drive for a cleaner environment a step further by involving a school and three shopping malls from this month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Nov 04, 2019 @ 18:29

Loke: JB-Singapore RTS will be LRT-based system

The approved Rapid Transit System (RTS) project linking Johor Baru and Singapore will utilise the light rail transit (LRT) form, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects Nov 04, 2019 @ 18:29

Mosque redevelopment on hold due to LRT realignment

The postponement of Masjid Jamek Sungai Nibong Besar redevelopment project after it was demolished to pave the way for Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is due to the realignment of the LRT line in the area, the Penang state legislative assembly was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 18:02

Sabah CM: Stronger enforcement needed to curb wildlife crimes

Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has called for stronger enforcement to battle wildlife crimes to prevent the palm oil industry from getting a bad reputation.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 17:57

Tioman Airport project gets go-ahead

After years of uncertainty, the construction of a new airport on Pulau Tioman, Rompin, will finally become a reality.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Nov 04, 2019 @ 17:31

200 people march on Penang govt in protest against reclamation project

Some 200 people, comprising fishermen and civil society members, staged another round of protest, against the proposed Penang Southern Reclamation (PSR) scheme. Armed with drums and trumpets, the group led by the Penang Fishermen Association president Nazri Ahmad, gathered at the Speakers Square along the Esplanade here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 

Sarawak govt issues NoA to Petronas over outstanding payment of sales tax

The Sarawak government has issued a Notice of Assessment (NoA) to Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over the latter’s outstanding payment of the five per cent sales tax on petroleum products to the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 04, 2019 @ 17:00

MOU signed between Lynas Malaysia and MARA Corp, new projects to attract downstream industries

Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd and MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd has entered into a memorandum of understanding today to mark their collaboration on several key projects.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM Nov 04, 2019 @ 17:00

Cops mull legal action against parents who neglect children involved in bicycle ‘lajak’

Police today warned that they are mulling action under the Child Act against parents whose children are caught using modified bicycles (basikal lajak).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 04, 2019 @ 16:30

Sarawak budget 2020: Water subsidy, free school bus service among goodies proposed

The Sarawak government is proposing to introduce a free water programme next year, estimated to benefit 600,000 household accounts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Bauxite mining Nov 04, 2019 @ 15:54

Bauxite mining may resume soon: Minister

The government will allow bauxite mining to resume if new standard operating procedures (SOP) for such excavations prove effective, Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 15:28

No free rides for foreigners on Smart Selangor Bus from next year

Foreigners will no longer get free rides on the Smart Selangor Bus service from next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 04, 2019 @ 15:22

Waytha claims ministers received funding meant to help Indian community

A former minister and two former deputy ministers directly received funding meant to help the Indian community, claims Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 13:00

Penang govt stands by support for vernacular schools, says deputy CM

The Penang state government will remain firm in its stand to support vernacular schools, Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy (DAP — Perai) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 04, 2019 

CM proposes RM9.891 bln 2020 State Budget to focus on six strategic thrusts

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has proposed a sum of RM9.891 billion for the 2020 State Budget.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 04, 2019 @ 12:13

Guan Eng queries basis of US report alleging Malaysia still a terrorist source, transit point

The police have an obligation to explain how the US government came to the conclusion that Malaysia “continues to be a source and transit point for Muslim terror groups”, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 04, 2019 @ 11:00

Dr M says it again: It’s Anwar, not Azmin, as next PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that his appointed successor will be Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and not Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Nov 04, 2019 @ 10:00

Report: Medicine price controls for private healthcare could affect medical tourism industry

The country’s health tourism industry could be hit if the government introduces the medicine price control mechanism for private healthcare, The Malaysian Reserve reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: MPKKP Nov 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Pahang against govt’s move to implement new village committee

The Pahang government will not hesitate to revive the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) should the Federal Government go ahead with its plan to introduce the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) system.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: State Nov 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Jawi script: Pahang business owners have two months to comply or face RM250 fine

Owners of business premises and billboards in the state yet to use Jawi script on their signboards have only two months to do so.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2019 

Government will not neglect welfare of ATM veterans — Ling

A one-off payment of RM500 for Malaysian Service Award (PJM) recipients has been approved in the 2020 budget.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 04, 2019 

RM5 mln approved for riverbank protection works

The Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has approved RM5 million for the construction of riverbank protection at Kampung Rantau Panjang in Batu Kawa.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 03, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2019 @ 21:30

Melaka to introduce four initiatives based on national cleanliness policy, says CM

The Melaka government will introduce four new initiatives in empowering effort to implement the # IniRumahKita campaign starting next year, said its Chief Minister Adly Zahari.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 03, 2019 @ 21:00

Deputy minister: Draft clear policy before allowing kratom usage

The government must draft a clear and firm policy first before allowing the use of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) in society.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Nov 03, 2019 @ 20:08

Mindef awaits AG’s advice on purchase of six helicopters by previous govt

The Defence Ministry (Mindef) will obtain the views and advice of the Attorney-General (AG) before taking measures on the purchase of six helicopters valued at RM300 million by the previous administration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 03, 2019 @ 18:53

Penang Mufti: Up to gov't to decide on zakat distribution for non-Muslims

Penang Mufti Datuk Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor said it is up to the federal government to decide on the distribution of zakat for the benefit of the people.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Nov 03, 2019 @ 18:00

Education Ministry: Issue on shortage of teachers only temporary

The Education Ministry sees the shortage of teachers merely as a temporary issue caused by unexpected factors such as optional retirement, death, half-pay and no-pay leave exceeding one year, courses exceeding one year, discontinued services and resignations.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 03, 2019 @ 17:41

Home Ministry studying reports on illegal issuance of documentation to foreigners

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said his ministry is looking into reports which claim there are companies involved in data accumulation activities and the issuance of data documentation cards for foreigners.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 03, 2019 @ 17:19

Govt needs laws like Sosma to counter terrorism threat: Muhyiddin

Malaysia has to rely on laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012, to counter terrorists who are using the country as a transit hub.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Labour Law Nov 03, 2019 @ 12:00

Labour law amendment akin to state-backed union busting, MTUC claims

The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has called Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran’s labour law amendment akin to “state sponsored” union busting.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 03, 2019 @ 12:00

Baseless? Probe claims of torture by LTTE detainees, DAP MP urges IGP

DAP National Legal Bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh today urged Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador to investigate allegations of misconduct and torture by LTTE detainees instead of condemning them.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs Nov 03, 2019 @ 10:32

Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines deny bidding for MAS' stake

Two out of three foreign airlines reportedly shortlisted by Khazanah Nasional Bhd to be Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s strategic partner have denied that they were eyeing a stake in the loss-making national carrier.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 03, 2019 @ 10:07

Vote for Jeck Seng to strengthen opposition in its role as check and balance to the govt, says Dr Wee
A stronger opposition will provide checks and balances to ensure the government delivers on its promises to the people, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 03, 2019 @ 09:47

Mahathir will not set up a ‘backdoor govt’, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is confident that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not subscribe to the notion of setting up a ‘backdoor government’.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 032019 @ 10:00

Report: Jho Low hired legal team led by ex-US state governor to settle DoJ suit

A highly paid elite legal team led by former New Jersey governor Chris Christie negotiated the settlement between fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) last week, Singapore’s Straits Times (ST) reported.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Patriot queries speedy conclusion of chopper deal
Patriot president Brig-Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji (pic) has urged stern action against those involved in the “speedy conclusion” over the procurement of six helicopters costing more than RM300mil by the Defence Ministry (Mindef) in 2016.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysian salaries are insufficient
Earlier this month, the Statistics Department (DOSM) released the Salaries & Wages Survey Report Malaysia 2018 which found the median, or midpoint salary for employees to be RM2,308 with the mean (average) at RM3,087.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Berjasa: Stable govt depends on unity of Malays
A stable government will depend on the unity of Malay Muslims without sidelining the interests of other races in Malaysia, said Berjasa president Datuk Badhrulhisham Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2019 

New ruling for strata titles to protect both developers, buyers

The Strata Title Ordinance 1995 will be split into Strata (Subsidiary Titles) Ordinance and Strata Management Ordinance.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 03, 2019 

More schemes for farmers proposed

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development will propose more income-generating programmes for farmers under Sarawak State Budget 2020.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 02, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 022019 @ 23:30

Sarawak CM says still bringing Petronas to court for not paying sales tax

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg tonight said the state government stays firm on bringing Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to court for failing to pay the 5 per cent sales tax on its export of petroleum products. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 02, 2019 @ 21:23

KPDNHEP mulls placing local products at airports

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is negotiating with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to place local products at airport terminals nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 02, 2019 @ 17:04

Loke: Transport Ministry never introduced new legislation for lorry drivers

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today that his ministry has not introduced new regulations or policies for lorry services.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Nov 02, 2019 @ 14:52

Meeting to reform labour law to be held Nov 11

The Human Resources Ministry will hold a meeting with stakeholders in its bid to reform the labour law including making amendments to the Employment Act and Trades Union Act this Nov 11.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Nov 02, 2019 @ 13:25

First project under Penang Transport Master Plan gets underway

The first project under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) got underway today when Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow, officiated the ground breaking ceremony of the 6km-long road which will link Bandar Baru Ayer Itam (Farlim) to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 02, 2019 @ 12:30

Express lane at Immigration on Nov 16 for voters returning from S'pore
An express lane will be set up to allow for faster immigration clearance for Malaysians returning from Singapore to vote in the Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 02, 2019 @ 11:46

IRB launches ‘hasil live chat’ to address taxation issues

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) launched its HASiL Live Chat in conjunction with LHDN 2019’s Innovation and Integrity Day today to foster innovation culture and to empower its service delivery.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 022019 @ 11:30

DPM: Government to look into complaints about high prices for kids’ car seats

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will study complaints that child safety seats are unaffordable, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 02, 2019 @ 11:27

6-cornered fight in Tanjung Piai

The stage is set for a six-cornered fight as the battle for the Nov 16 Tanjung Piai by-election begins today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2019 @ 10:16

Mahathir says no to Goldman’s 1MDB offer of under US$2b

Malaysia has rejected an offer from Goldman Sachs of less than US$2 billion (RM8.33 billion) in compensation – over the 1MDB scandal, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Financial Times on Friday – compared with its publicly stated demand of US$7.5 billion (RM31.24 billion).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2019 @ 10:06

MACC: Half of those served compound fine orders want extension, exemption, settlement

Half of the 80 individuals and entities served with compound fines for illegally receiving 1MDB funds have responded by asking for exemption or are willing to cooperate on exposing the end-users, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 02, 2019 @ 09:35

Nomination kickstarts Tg Piai by-election

The Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election process will begin today with the nomination of candidates at 9am.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Nov 022019 @ 09:00

PIL 1, LRT projects to be approved soon, says Penang CM

The Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects are at “the tail-end of securing the necessary approval”, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 022019 @ 09:00

After Jho Low gives up US$1b, Dr M insists fugitive financier took more

Malaysia will pursue Low Taek Jho over more than the US$1 billion (RM4.15 billion) he forfeited to the US Justice Department (DoJ) this week, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 02, 2019 @ 08:51

Selangor allocates RM1.5m for green volunteerism

The Selangor government is allocating RM1.5 million in its 2020 Budget for green volunteerism to safeguard the environment.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 022019 @ 08:00

Offered ‘less than US$2b’ to settle 1MDB suit, Dr M suggests Goldman Sachs do better

The Malaysian government rejected Goldman Sachs’ offer of “less than US$2 billion (RM8.3 billion)” as reparations for its role in the 1MDB financial fraud, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 02, 2019 @ 07:00

New judge to hear forfeiture application
The government’s application to forfeit assets worth RM680mil allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and which were seized from Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd’s premises will be heard before a new judge.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 02, 2019 @ 07:00

Anwar wants to focus on reviving economy
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he will focus on finding ways to revive the economy when he becomes prime minister.|Read more >|TheStar

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November 01, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 01, 2019 @ 20:45

Minister: Cabinet approves establishment of Law Commission, Ombudsman Malaysia

The Cabinet has approved the setting up of a Law Commission and Ombudsman Malaysia as continuous initiatives in the renewal of the Pakatan Harapan government laws.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 01, 2019 @ 22:19

Dr Wee slams Pakatan for allowing Lynas to continue operations
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has hit out against Pakatan Harapan's decision to allow rare earth mining company, Lynas, to continue operating in Kuantan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Government Programmes Nov 01, 2019 @ 22:01

65% of Selangor account holders to benefit from new water scheme

About 780,000 Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) account holders will benefit from the free water programme under the Darul Ehsan free water scheme next year, said Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 01, 2019 @ 20:45

IGP declares 'total war' on poachers, exotic meat suppliers

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has declared “total war” on wildlife poachers and restaurants serving exotic meats as part of an ongoing effort to protect the nation’s flora and fauna – particularly endangered species.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 01, 2019 @ 19:11

'Medical check-up for lorry drivers nothing new'

The requirement for lorry drivers to undergo a medical check-up to renew their licence is not new, says a source familiar with the industry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 01, 2019 @ 18:44

Kedah forms state-level committee on cleanliness

The Kedah government has formed a state-level committee to enhance efforts to ensure the state’s cleanliness, said State Industry and Investment, Local Government and Housing Committee chairman Tan Kok Yew.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | ‘’Basikal Lajak’’ Nov 01, 2019 @ 17:31

Police urges public to report ‘basikal lajak’ activities

Terengganu police have urged the public to report any information on ‘’basikal lajak’’ (modified bicycle) activities in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 01, 2019 @ 17:30

Linked to LTTE and communism, DAP reps ask why no heavy-handed action during BN’s rule?

DAP lawmakers are deeply unhappy and have questioned the sudden use of oppressive laws against its leaders for alleged links to a Tamil terrorist group and communism, party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 01, 2019 @ 16:49

Frugal 2020 budget of RM2.333bil for Selangor
Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari (pic) has announced a frugal 2020 budget of RM2.333bil for the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 01, 2019 @ 15:30

Penang increases annual aid for senior citizens and disabled to RM150

Penang has increased its annual aid for senior citizens and disabled persons from RM130 to RM150 next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Budget Nov 01, 2019 @ 14:30

Penang tables 2020 budget with RM273.5m deficit

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow tabled a RM792.66 million budget for 2020 with a projected deficit of RM273.5 million, making it the ninth consecutive year of overspending since 2011.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Nov 01, 2019 @ 12:24

'Kg Baru offer impractical'

There will be no end to the Kampung Baru saga as the offer on the table is impractical and not carefully thought out, said former second finance minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 01, 2019 @ 12:20

It's make or break for Zahid, MCA

The outcome of the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election will not only determine the survival of MCA but also the political future of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 01, 2019 @ 11:00

PKR urges Pakatan government to amend Sosma

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said his party disagreed with security laws that allows preventive detention.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | ‘’Basikal Lajak’’ Nov 01, 2019 @ 10:23

JPJ mulling best approach to tackle 'basikal lajak' menace

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is studying ways to address the menace of "basikal lajak" (modified bicycles) riders.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | National Cleanliness Policy Nov 01, 2019 @ 09:31

Clean and sustainable Malaysia through National Cleanliness Policy

The National Cleanliness Policy to be launched here this Sunday is set to transform Malaysia into a clean and sustainable nation through habits and lifestyles that places emphasis on good hygiene practices.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Nov 01, 2019 @ 07:00

Mixed views over medicine prices
Fomca welcomed the move by the government to drop the sole concessionaire system for the distribution of drugs and medical supplies to the Health Ministry’s facilities.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 01, 2019 @ 07:00

MCA seeks to be an intervener in vernacular school suit
A task force has been formed by the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry to look into the issue of imported pork and pork-based products from banned countries after the DNA of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus was detected in a sample of canned pork luncheon meat in Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Development Nov 01, 2019 @ 07:00

Rural Development Ministry: Target for KEMAS teaching staff to have degrees within 10 years

The Ministry of Rural Development is optimistic that the teaching staff of KEMAS nurseries and kindergartens will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education within the next 10 years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 01, 2019

CMO: Sarawak govt has not dropped demand for 20 pct oil royalties

The Chief Minister’s Office has reiterated that it has not dropped its demand for oil royalties for Sarawak, despite an earlier news report by Reuters saying otherwise.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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