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ANM in the News Archive Nov 10 - 11,  2018

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Nov 10

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 10, 2018 @ 20:47

Gov't urged to share information with opposition MPs

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin has called on the government to share necessary information such as government expenditures and revenue with Opposition MPs, in order to prevent leakages. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt  Nov 10, 2018 @ 19:30

Students irate over broken PTPTN pledge, insist Pakatan deliver

Pakatan Harapan’s failure to honour its pledge to defer federal student loan repayments for low-income earners is unacceptable, said student groups when rejecting the pact’s excuse of weak public finances. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 10, 2018 @ 19:30

Govt considers extending the petrol subsidy to M40 group

The government hopes to roll out the petrol subsidy scheme by the second quarter of next year and is considering extending the subsidy to the lower M40 (middle class) group. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt  Nov 10, 2018 @ 19:30

HRDF Consolidated Fund misappropriated to buy property, pay bonuses, says Kulasegaran

A large sum of money from the Human Resources Development Fund’s (HRDF) Consolidated Fund had been misappropriated by some members of the previous management, including to purchase property in the country without the approval from the HRDF Board. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 10, 2018

RM12.6 mln for school uniforms, stationery

The State Government will continue providing assistance such as school uniforms and stationery to ease the burden of families, especially lower-income households. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 10, 2018 @ 18:19

Sarawak's 5pct sales tax on petroleum will burden the people: Dr M

The people of Sarawak will feel the pinch when the state government imposes a five per cent sales tax on petroleum. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:39

Works Minister acts on poor road conditions in Sarawak

Works Minister Baru Bian today called on road users to report to the ministry if the company developing the Sarawak stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway fails to act on complaints of poor road conditions within 24 hours. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:34

PTPTN repayment deferment for those earning less than RM4k scrapped

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has announced that the body cannot allow borrowers to only begin servicing their loans once their salary hits RM4,000 a month.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives  Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:30

Syed Saddiq moots turning disused quarters into homes for rent

The Youth and Sports Ministry will propose to state governments that abandoned quarters be converted into transit or rental homes open to the public, particularly young Malaysians. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:29

Family members of high profile murder cases feel death penalty should not be abolished

The Government is still studying the views of family members of several high profile murder cases that the death penalty should not be abolished as it prevents serious crimes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt  Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:20

No government posts for Mustapa, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed that no government posts would be offered to former Cabinet minister and Kelantan Umno Liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who quit Umno and has now joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoHR Nov 10, 2018 @ 14:43

Police reports lodged over abuse of funds at HRDF

A couple of police reports have been lodged involving the abuse of funds at the Human Resources Consolidated Fund (HRDF).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition  Nov 10, 2018 @ 14:20

Dear Najib, you didn’t lose because of bad policies

Since he was voted out, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been generously critiquing the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s policies, contrasting these with when his Barisan Nasional (BN) still held federal power. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Nov 10, 2018 @ 12:00

Guidelines for cell and gene therapy products to be enforced from 2021

The Health Ministry's guidelines for cell and gene therapy products (CGTPs) would be enforced starting from 2021.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition  Nov 10, 2018 @ 13:30

You proved me right, Najib tells Tong Kooi Ong

EdgeProp Sdn Bhd owner Datuk Tong Kooi Ong’s disclosure that the FundMyHome scheme was a result of his firm’s proposal corroborates suspicions of insider knowledge of Budget 2019, Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 10, 2018 @ 11:27

Education Ministry asks for tertiary students' book vouchers to be maintained

The book vouchers aid scheme for tertiary students may continue, despite Budget 2019 not making any allocation for the scheme.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 10, 2018 @ 11:22

Kula: 30% contribution by employers to HRDF to stop from Nov 15

The 30% contribution by employers to the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) will be discontinued effective Nov 15, says M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 10, 2018 @ 09:49

Asean single aviation market nearing reality: Loke

Asean transport ministers signed the Protocol 4 on Co-Terminal Rights Between Points Within the Territory of Any Other Asean Member States. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 10, 2018 @ 09:30

Report: MACC going after Isa Samad over Felda hotel buy

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is preparing charges of power abuse against Felda ex-chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad in relation to the inflated purchase price of a hotel in Kuching, Sarawak. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 10, 2018 @ 09:09

Sabah to study tax on petroleum products: Shafie

The Sabah government will study the need to impose a sales tax on petroleum products in the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 10, 2018 @ 09:04

Selangor urged to focus on high-impact projects

The Selangor government have been urged to focus on high-impact development projects so that the state will continue to be a major contributor to the country's economic growth. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 10, 2018 @ 08:37

Pakatan government will fulfil its promises: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will fulfil the promises contained in its manifesto for the 14th General Election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 10, 2018 @ 08:00

Free breakfast for students tasty idea, but parents want it done properly

Parent groups welcomed the government’s proposal to provide free nutritious breakfast to children from the bottom 40 per cent (B40) but wanted the programme to be thought through. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 10, 2018 @ 07:00

PAC probing 1MDB audit report ‘tampering’ claims

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is reviewing the “uncut” version of the Auditor-General’s (A-G) audited 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) report to determine if it had been sanitised to protect certain individuals.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 10, 2018 @ 07:00

Fake degrees won’t make the cut with e-Scroll system

The Education Ministry has launched an e-Scroll system to tackle the increasing number of fake degrees. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 10, 2018 @ 06:47

DBKL suffers losses of over RM18m due to rent arrears

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has suffered losses of RM18,137,507 due to rent arrears by tenants of its People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) units as at Oct 31 this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 10, 2018 @ 00:15

UUCA law curtailing students' political activism to be amended says Maszlee

The Cabinet today approved amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971, which has been infamous for curtailing students' questioning of politicians. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Nov 10, 2018

RM12 mln set aside for ALAF programme

The government has set aside RM12 million for Additional or Late Applicant Funds (ALAF) programme next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 10, 2018

Shafie tables Sabah Budget 2019, first ever presented by Warisan-led govt

The Warisan-led Sabah government yesterday presented its first budget – a surplus budget of RM4.16 billion for 2019. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 09

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 09, 2018 @ 20:53

No conditions set for Samurai bond says Dr M

The Japanese government is not putting any conditions in its offer to guarantee the issuance of RM7.4 billion Samurai bond to Malaysia, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 09, 2018 @ 20:15

S'gor govt to review IPR public aid programme

Selangor government will review its public assistance programme Insentif Peduli Rakyat (IPR) based on a study to carry out its effectiveness, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 09, 2018 @ 20:13

Penang govt allocates RM120 million to strengthen hillslopes

The Penang government has announced RM120 million allocation to further strengthen the state’s slopes in light of the recent Bukit Kukus landslide which claimed nine lives. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 09, 2018 @ 18:05

Penang eSports Festival on the cards

Penang eSports Festival (PeF2019) will be held for the first time to develop the state as an e-sports hub.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 17:15

Putrajaya says FundMyHome not a monopoly, more players welcome

The peer-to-peer crowdfunding platform, FundMyHome, will not have a monopoly over the newly-proposed home financing scheme sector, the political secretary to Minister of Finance Tony Pua said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 17:15

Dr M: I asked Zahid to dissolve Umno, party no longer what it used to be

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today admitted he had asked Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to dissolve Umno. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 17:10

Sabah govt presents RM4.16b budget, with focus on revenue collection

The Parti Warisan Sabah government today presented its first budget of RM4.16 billion with an expected surplus of RM105.32 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 17:00

Jagdeep: Penang laying the groundwork for micro-home shophouses

The Penang state government is laying the groundwork to coax inhabitants back into the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site after many departed due to high rent and property being sold off to investors for big profit. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 09, 2018 @ 17:00

Penang govt wants new international airport built on reclaimed land in Batu Maung

The Penang state government has proposed that a new international airport be built on reclaimed land in Batu Maung after 2050. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 16:55

Maszlee gives up IIUM president post

Education Minister Maszlee Malik (pic) has agreed to relinquish his post as International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 16:51

Umno members must drop 'cash is king' mindset to join Bersatu, says Dr M

Umno members can only be accepted into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia if they are free from the “cash is king” mentality, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 16:10

Zaid: I was talking about Daim and his billionaire buddies

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim clarified today that he was referring to Tun Daim Zainuddin and the latter’s friends when he claimed the government was being run by billionaires. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 09, 2018 @ 15:49

Eatery owners up in arms over smoking ban

Eatery owners are unhappy with the smoking ban at their premises which will take effect on Jan 1. The Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association said it was not consulted over the ban.  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 09, 2018 @ 15:27

First phase of PTMP will be continued after all requirements met

The Penang government will continue with the projects in the first phase of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), the State Assembly sitting was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 09, 2018 @ 14:33

Court issues warrant of arrest against Shahidan Kassim

The Kangar sessions court today issued a warrant of arrest against former Minister-in-the-Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim for failing to be present in court to face charges, believed related to the case of an under-aged girl who was allegedly molested by him. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 14:15

Mukhriz says he sees no necessity in ratifying ICERD

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has welcomed Umno veteran Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz's intention to join it. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 13:40

RM1,000 minimum bonus for Penang civil servants

A total of RM1,000 minimum bonus will be disbursed to all Penang civil servants, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said at the tabling of the state's Budget in the state Legislature Assembly, here today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 09, 2018 @ 14:14

Bersatu welcomes 'Iron Lady', says Mukhriz

The federal government has given the assurance that it will not collect water revenue from the states once the National Water Resources Bill is approved by the Dewan Rakyat, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:44

Exco: Penang Transport Master Plan to go on

The first phase of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) will proceed as planned, the state legislative assembly heard today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:08

KPDNKK to manage subsidised RON95 fleet card system

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) has been entrusted to manage the fleet card system which will allow B40 Malaysians who own cars and motorcycles with 1,500cc and 125cc engines respectively, to buy subsidised RON95 petrol. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:01

Rating agencies will not lower Malaysia's credit rating: Guan Eng

The government is confident that rating agencies will not lower the country’s credit rating, despite concerns over its current debt position. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 09, 2018 @ 11:27

30 stage protest over plan to build Penang Hill hotels

Thirty activists staged a protest outside the Penang Legislature Assembly here, against the plan to build two Penang Hill hotels at 9.30am this morning. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 09, 2018 @ 09:45

Report: Prominent MP under scrutiny for skimming millions from projects

Anti-corruption investigators are examining a high-profile federal lawmaker over suspicions that he earned millions in commissions by brokering projects worth over RM3 billion under the previous government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Singapore central bank lodges police report on article linking PM Lee and 1MDB

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has filed a report with the Singapore Police Force against the author of an article published on www.statestimesreview.com on November 5, 2018, which made statements claimed to be false and malicious, and impugned the integrity of MAS as a financial regulator. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 09, 2018 @ 08:00

Under UN review, Putrajaya defends female circumcision, insists no LGBT bias

The Malaysian delegate to its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on human rights in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday defended the practice of infant female circumcision as “a cultural obligation”. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives Nov 09, 2018 @ 08:00

What first-time house buyers should know about FundMyHome

Want to know more about the country’s (and possibly world’s) first peer-to-peer home financing? |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 09, 2018 @ 07:11

UPR: Govt will continue defending fundamental constitutional principles

The government will continue to defend the fundamental principles relating to Islam, Bahasa Melayu as the official language and the special rights of the Malays and Bumiputera as enshrined in Article 3, 152, and 153 of the Federal Constitution, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 09, 2018 @ 07:00

Xavier: Govt will not collect water revenue from states

The federal government has given the assurance that it will not collect water revenue from the states once the National Water Resources Bill is approved by the Dewan Rakyat, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 09, 2018

Court rules that Musa had lost the confidence of Assembly

Sungai Sibuga assemblyman Tan Sri Musa Aman lost the confidence of the majority of the Assembly after the Head of State (TYT) received six statutory declarations affirmed by six assemblymen from BN-Sabah, pledging their support for Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal to be appointed as Sabah Chief Minister (CM), said the High Court here who dismissed Musa’s suit against TYT and Shafie. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 08

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 08, 2018 @ 23:54

Najib 'congratulates' govt after Moody's downgrade of Petronas' outlook

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today 'congratulated' the Pakatan Harapan government following rating agency, Moody's downgrade of Petronas’ outlook from stable to negative. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 08, 2018 @ 22:19

Najib: Scheme benefits homebuyers or developers?National commodity policy to be improved

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has continued to question the FundMyHome scheme. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 08, 2018 @ 21:48

Negri Sembilan to sign development deal on Labu aviation hub next month

The agreement to develop an aviation hub in Labu, Negri Sembilan, is expected to be sealed early next month. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Nov 08, 2018 @ 21:47

Dr Mahathir: Gani could have his reasons for not prosecuting Musa, MACC should explain

Former Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail may have had his own reasons for not charging former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman for corruption, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 21:41

Dr M meets with Malay ministers to remind them of mistakes in country's history

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a closed-door meeting with Malay ministers and deputy ministers to remind them about the country's history.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2018 @ 21:10

EMR system to be implemented at 145 hospitals within the next three years, says health minister

The electronic medical record (EMR) system which facilitates the transfer and sharing of patient information is expected to be implemented at 145 hospitals nationwide within the next three years, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 08, 2018 @ 20:48

Supplementary budget after implementing existing budget

The government will table a supplementary budget when the need arises. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this when asked if the government would consider reviewing the budget for Rural Development Ministry. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 08, 2018 @ 19:00

Ex-Goldman Sachs exec linked to 1MDB surrenders S$40m to Singapore authorities

Former Goldman Sachs executive Roger Ng and his family have agreed to surrender about S$40 million (RM120m), currently frozen in the island republic, to Singapore authorities, news agency Bloomberg reported today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 19:10

Show my ‘billions’, Dr M tells Zaid

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told former law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today to show evidence that he has billions after the latter said Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) decision makers were billionaires. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 08, 2018 @ 18:43

Govt mulls laws to seize ‘extraordinary’ ill-gotten gains

The government is looking at laws to seize "extraordinary assets" owned by individuals, especially politicians. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 17:10

Court sets Dec 17 to decide AGC’s application to strike out PM’s forex suit

The High Court today fixed December 17 to decide on an application by the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) to strike out an originating summons by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seeking for the court to declare null and void the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) report into foreign exchange losses suffered by Bank Negara Malaysia in the 1990s. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 16:46

National commodity policy to be improved

The National Commodity Policy will be improved with the inclusion of a new direction and targets for the nation's agro-commodity industry, says Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Nov 08, 2018 @ 16:20

PKR race turns unpredictable with huge Sabah re-election

This weekend’s re-election in three Sabah PKR divisions with large memberships could turn the tide in the tight deputy presidential race that Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is currently leading. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 08, 2018 @ 16:19

Najib gives a statement to MACC on probe relating to the allegation of receiving bribe from contractor company

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak spent about four hours giving his statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on an allegation made by a Member of Parliament that the former prime minister took bribe from a contractor company for a project.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 08, 2018 @ 16:05

Mimos can play role in the 3rd national car, says Miti

The National Applied R&D Centre (Mimos) can play an important role in the development of the third national car, International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister Datuk Darell Leiking (pix) said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 16:05

Civil servants urged to have sense of urgency

Civil servants of all levels should always have a sense of urgency in carrying out their respective duties, said Public Service Department director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 08, 2018 @ 15:50

Govt reviewing 50 proposals for third national car VDP

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry is reviewing nearly 50 proposals from local players keen to be part of the third national car Vendor Development Programme (VDP). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 08, 2018 @ 15:34

Penang Hill to get two more hotels says CM

The state-owned Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) will be building two more hotels at the popular weekend getaway to cater to growing accommodation demands. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2018 @ 15:06

'Make available more job opportunities for urban poor'

The government should make available more job opportunities with fair living wages for the urban poor community to help enhance economic growth, said Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2018 @ 13:20

'Diversion' project for children involved in minor crimes next year: Wan Azizah

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will implement a pilot project, known as "Diversion", for children charged with minor crimes next year, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 08, 2018 @ 12:34

To wean off Putrajaya funds, Penang eyes private partnerships

Penang will still not depend on federal funding despite the change in the country’s government, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 08, 2018 @ 11:50

Moody’s warns of return to relying on petrofunds

Budget 2019 contains policies that promise greater transparency in the Malaysian government’s spending but is vulnerable to fluctuations in global oil price, said Moody's Investors Service. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Nov 08, 2018 @ 11:00

FundMyHome could lead to subprime crisis without care, property advisory firm warns

The government’s introduction of crowdfunding platforms like FundMyHome as an alternative home financing solution to banks is laudable, property consultancy Knight Frank Malaysia said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 08, 2018 @ 10:14

Najib en route to MACC HQ again

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been summoned once again to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) again for questioning. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 08, 2018 @ 09:47

War on adulterated drinks

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has ordered agencies under the ministry to go all out against sellers and manufacturers of adulterated beverages. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2018 @ 09:40

Ahead of UPR, Wisma Putra seeks to mend ties with human rights defenders

In a first, Putrajaya will host a “live” viewing party tonight of Malaysia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Tax Nov 08, 2018 @ 09:39

Nowhere to hide - Closing in on tax evaders

The Inland Revenue Board is fast tightening its noose around those who had generated their wealth through illicit means.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 08, 2018 @ 08:25

Guan Eng: Development allocations for all states increased even Kelantan

Putrajaya has increased allocations for developments for all states in the country including PAS-led Kelantan, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said last night. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 08, 2018 @ 08:00

Najib suggests insider knowledge in FundMyHome scheme

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak suspects insider knowledge led to the speedy launch of the FundMyHome peer-to-peer platform, noting it was unveiled barely two days after the concept was announced in Budget 2019.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 08, 2018 @ 07:14

Open tender concept does not affect Bumiputra agenda: Lim

The government’s move in introducing the open tender concept does not affect the Bumiputra agenda, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 07:00

Baru: Money politics hampering PKR expansion

Money politics is the biggest challenge and it’s hampering PKR’s expansion, said its Sarawak chief Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 08, 2018 @ 07:00

Employers blame poor communication, language skills for unemployed Bumi grads

Poor communications skills and language proficiency are among the key reasons why Bumiputera graduates find it difficult to secure employment, employers have said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 08, 2018 @ 07:00

Govt gathering input on fuel subsidy

The government has begun gathering input from stakeholders on how to effectively formulate the targeted fuel subsidy mechanism, says Domestic Trade and Con­sumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Tax Nov 08, 2018 @ 00:27

Putrajaya looks at UK’s law to recover ‘unexplained wealth’

The attorney general (AG) is currently studying United Kingdom’s unexplained wealth order (UWO) to look at how it can be introduced in Malaysia, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 08, 2018 @ 00:16

Report linking PM Lee and 1MDB probe fake news, says Singapore High Commission

Singapore has described an article claiming that its Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be next to be investigated in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe as fake news. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 08, 2018

‘Ministry keen to discuss petroleum products sales tax with Sarawak’

The Economic Affairs Ministry will be more proactive in discussing with the Sarawak government on its proposal to impose five per cent sales tax on petroleum products starting next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 07

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 07, 2018 @ 22:11

Najib: Malaysia's languishing reserves means we can't pay back short-term loans

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is concerned over the country's international reserves, saying there are insufficient funds to service short-term foreign loans.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 21:49

Nada suggests a new law to fight drug problem among youths

National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) has proposed for the introduction of a new law that will compel parents of young drug addicts to attend counselling sessions. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 07, 2018 @ 21:03

Govt proposes to continue with fishermen's subsistence allowance

The government will be continuing with the fishermen's subsistence allowance (ESH) to ease the burden of fishermen, especially during the monsoon season. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 07, 2018 @ 21:03

102 of 176 projects approved under Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020

A total of 102 urban development projects have been approved under the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 20:50

Rural Development Ministry to continue helping rubber, oil palm smallholders

The Rural Development Ministry will continue to help smallholders in the rubber and oil palm sectors, including offering entrepreneurial programmes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 20:12

Govt mulling freezing bank accounts of men who skip paying alimony

The government is mulling stiffer measures, including freezing the bank accounts of men who neglect to pay alimony to their ex-wives, as part of its move to uphold syariah justice. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Services Nov 07, 2018 @ 19:56

Go online to renew passport: Immigration DG

Members of the public are encouraged to renew their passport online through the "My Online Passport" system to avoid queues and crowds at the Immigration Department. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 07, 2018 @ 19:56

Gerakan supports good policies by PH govt

Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) will support policies by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) that bring good for the people and for the people's interests.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 18:39

Perak 2019 Budget to improve delivery of more focused aid to the people

The Perak 2019 Budget which will be tabled on Nov 27 will give priority to efforts to ensure the welfare of the people.​ |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 07, 2018 @ 18:35

Economists sound warning bell on Budget 2019’s deficit target, sugar tax proposal

Several economists have warned against some points in Budget 2019, including Putrajaya’s target of 3.4 per cent fiscal deficit-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio and the proposal for a tax on sugary drinks. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Nov 07, 2018 @ 17:51

PKR elections: With one week to go, Azmin's faction takes dominant lead

With the PKR party elections entering its final week, the faction led by Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is comfortably in the lead, having secured the most votes to fill key positions in the party’s Central Leadership Council. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 17:37

50% discount prompts thousands to throng KL traffic HQ to settle summonses

Some 1,000 people thronged the city Traffic Police Headquarters to settle their summonses in conjunction with the 50% price discount. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 07, 2018 @ 17:13

Health Ministry encourages Hajj pilgrims to receive immunizations

The Health Ministry today encouraged pilgrims to take influenza and pneumococcal vaccines before leaving to perform Hajj. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2018 @ 17:10

Samurai bonds provide many benefits for Malaysia, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the offer to guarantee the Samurai bonds issued by the Japanese Government to Malaysia will provide many benefits to the country especially in reducing its financial burden and for its development. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2018 @ 17:03

Study on National Railway to ensure full benefits - Dr M

The Malaysian government’s efforts to get the JR Kyushu Railway Company’s cooperation to look into the problems of national railway is to ensure that the services are fully beneficial to the nation and the people, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

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Nov 07

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:59

Malaysia to seek Japan's expertise in AI investment

Malaysia will seek Japan’s assistance on investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry in the quest to take its technologies to a more advanced level, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:48

2019 Budget: RM50 mil for tahfiz schools nowhere near enough

The Kelantan government believes that the RM50 million allocation for tahfiz schools as stated in the 2019 Budget is nowhere near enough.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:42

Penang Education Department cautions against distributing Bibles in the vicinity of schools

 ‘I saw two men distributing small books to Muslim students coming out of the school and was shocked to see that it was a Bible,’ said a general worker. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:33

Smart cards to be used for the cost of living aid payout from 2019

The Cost of Living Aid (BSH) payout, formerly known as the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), will no longer be paid out in cash next year, but instead via Special Smart Cards. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:19

Court rules Shafie is the legitimate Sabah Chief Minister

Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been declared as the legitimate Sabah Chief Minister. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:00

FT Ministry, DBKL mull covered walkways at public housing

The Federal Territories Ministry and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) are considering covered walkways at low-cost flats (PPR) to ensure the safety of residents. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Nov 07, 2018 @ 16:00

Khalid says the ministry has checked 102 dubious land deals

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said his ministry has reviewed 102 out of 176 dubious projects approved by the previous administration. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Tax Nov 07, 2018 @ 15:22

Tax on imported online services will be implemented in stages

The process of implementing new taxes on imported online services will be carried out in stages, according to the Ministry of Finance's National Budget Office Director Johan Mahmood Merican. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 07, 2018 @ 15:00

Funds for Penang women entrepreneurs available now

Funds from the Malaysia Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Foundation (MCWEF) is now available to Penang women entrepreneurs. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 07, 2018 @ 15:00

Not true that Perak dismisses the importance of Royal Belum, says MB Faizal

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today that reports about the state government allowing logging in Royal Belum State Park in Gerik is inaccurate. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 07, 2018 @ 14:58

Malaysia to replace imports with domestic material

Malaysia will reduce the import of plastic scrap over time and rely on domestic material. A three-year plan to replace imports with domestic material has been outlined. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Nov 07, 2018 @ 14:58

Govt begins talks with stakeholders over fuel subsidy mechanism

The Government has kicked of meetings with several stakeholders to get their views on how to effectively formulate the targeted fuel subsidy mechanism. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 07, 2018 @ 13:57

Official: Foreign firms must register to offer online services here

Providers of international online services must register with Malaysian tax authorities in order to continue offering these in the country, said National Budget Office (NBO) head Johan Mahmood Merican. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 12:00

Dr M: Good values should be taught from kindergarten to university

Good moral values should be given attention and taught to children from kindergarten to university, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 07, 2018 @ 11:19

Najib slams Maszlee's free breakfast announcement says Budget 2019 slashed existing programme

Malaysia already has a scheme similar to the free breakfast plan that the Education Minister announced is being considered for children in B40 group, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 10:00

Japan assures Malaysia of help to ease financial pressures

Japan has given an assurance it will extend support to Malaysia to help overcome its financial problems, if the need arises.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Nov 07, 2018 @ 09:00

MP: Gani Patail must say why Musa Aman not charged in 2012

Former attorney-general Tan Sri Gani Patail must explain his failure to prosecute Tan Sri Musa Aman over the corruption charges the latter is currently facing, said DAP’s Lim Lip Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 07, 2018 @ 08:30

Aerospace hub set for revival

KUALA Lumpur is not short of keen investors who want to be players in the local aerospace industry. This is the main driver of the renewed ambition of turning Malaysia into a global aerospace hub. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 08:00

More Bumi grads unemployed, than those who just skip university

While a university education is typically regarded as a means to secure a better future, a report has shown that Bumiputera graduates also find it difficult to get a job. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 07:15

PH govt wants Sarawak to be on par with peninsula: Wan Azizah

The ruling PH coalition at the federal level wants Sarawak to be developed on par with the peninsula, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail here tonight. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 07:14

Malaysia observing trade war very closely: Dr Mahathir

Malaysia is observing very closely what is happening in the world due to the possible trade war between the United States (US) and China and hoping to see opportunities for the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 07, 2018 @ 07:00

Abe: Loan a possibility once joint study on certain sectors concludes

Malaysia's request for a yen loan received encouragement from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who said the loan would be a “possibility”, pending a joint study in transportation, education and human resource development.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 07, 2018 @ 07:00

RM20mil Bayan Baru flood mitigation project begins

The flooding woes in the Bayan Baru area will be a thing of the past once the RM20.1mil flood mitigation project is completed in 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 07, 2018

All-around support for GPS motion

Sarawak achieved another milestone yesterday at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) after all the assemblypersons from both government and the opposition sides unanimously voted in favour of establishing a Consultative Committee to determine and agree upon the representations for submission to the Sarawak representatives of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Steering Committee.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 06

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 06, 2018 @ 23:00

Dr M: Government will not allow corruption in bringing in foreign workers

The Malaysian government will not allow any wrongdoing involving the process of bringing foreign workers into the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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