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ANM in the News Archive November 06 - 10,  2019

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November 10, 2019

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 10, 2019 @ 23:02

Shahrir tells Azmin: Tg Piai already in Iskandar Malaysia economic corridor

Johor Baru Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad (pic) has told Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali that Tanjung Piai is already in the Iskandar Malaysia economic corridor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 10 2019 @ 23:00

Terengganu state govt open to proposals to improve financial system

The state government is always open to suggestions on improving its financial system including the method of chanelling oil royalty payment, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 10, 2019 @ 21:57

Penang to follow Selangor in issuing stiff compounds to errant developers

Penang will follow the example of the Selangor state government in imposing stiff compounds on developers who flout Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCP), in a bid to address the increasing incidence of non-compliance among developers in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Nov 10, 2019 @ 20:53

Education Ministry vows to ensure students gain access to quality education

The Ministry of Education vows to ensure all students in the country can gain access to a quality education, regardless of where they live or go to school.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 10, 2019 @ 19:27

Kedah to have 36 eco-schools soon

A total of 36 primary and secondary schools in Kedah have been selected to pilot an Eco-Schools programme aimed at instilling environmental conservation awareness among students.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 10 2019 @ 19:00

DAP: MCA’s Wee was two-term MP but what did he do to stop decline in Tanjung Piai?

Despite being an elected representative of Tanjung Piai for two terms, MCA’s Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng had failed to address the issues affecting the constituency, DAP said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 10, 2019 @ 14:00

Azmin: Putrajaya plans to create new economic corridor in Johor

As the polling day for the Tanjung Piai by-election nears, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has revealed the government’s plans to create another economic corridor in Johor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 10 2019 @ 14:00

No job cuts for Bernama, RTM despite reforms, Gobind vows

Despite national news agency Bernama and state-owned broadcast channel RTM undergoing a lot of reforms and transformation, their staff will not face any job cuts in the near future, Gobind Singh Deo promised today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Amanah Nov 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Mat Sabu: Amanah aims to win at least 13 seats in next Sarawak polls
Parti Amanah Negara aims to win in at least 13 seats in the next state election which is due in June 2021, says party president Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar

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November 09, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Nov 09 2019 @ 20:00

Syed Saddiq: If Terengganu bans female gymnastics, ministry will take over state chapter of NSC

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today said that the ministry will take over the Terengganu chapter of the National Sports Council (NSC), if a news report claiming that the state has banned female gymnastics, is proven to be true.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 09, 2019 @ 19:53

Food Bank Malaysia benefits more than 400,000 households

A total of 418,000 households in the B40 group nationwide benefited from the Food Bank Malaysia programme until last month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 09, 2019 @ 19:21

KPKT officers to be based in PPR to raise awareness on cleanliness

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) will introduce a Community Cooperation Secretariat with three KPKT officers in selected People’s Housing Projects (PPRs) nationwide to raise community awareness on cleanliness, site management and revenue generation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 09 2019 @ 19:00

New private doctors’ consultation fees to be announced by year-end

The Health Ministry will announce the new consultation fees for private general medical practitioners by the end of this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Tax ID Nov 09 2019 @ 17:30

Tax number will help eliminate tax evasion, says economist

The Tax Identification Number (TIN) introduced recently in Budget 2020 will help to eliminate tax evasion, said economic adviser to the Prime Minister Muhammed Abdul Khalid today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 09, 2019 @ 17:20

Holistic approach to enforcement of tahfiz centres

A holistic approach should be taken in regulating and supervising tahfiz school operations in the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 09, 2019 @ 17:07

Tg Piai: Wee questions handing out of free sim cards at ceramah
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has raised questions following reports that free sim cars were handed out to those who attended a Pakatan Harapan ceramah in Tenggayun on Friday night (Nov 8).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Nov 09 2019 @ 17:00

Explain waging ‘solo battle’ against DAP statement, Guan Eng tells Perak Mentri Besar

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today urged Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu to clarify his “fighting a ‘lone battle’ against DAP” statement.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 09, 2019 @ 16:18

Ministry ready to take over processing of foreign workers entering M’sia: Kula

The Human Resources Ministry is ready to take over the processing of foreign workers entering the country – a task currently being undertaken by the Home Affairs Ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 09, 2019 @ 16:12

Parents who send kids to unregistered tahfiz centres face legal action

Parents who send their children to unregistered tahfiz centres will be subject to legal action.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 09, 2019 @ 09:54

Continue effort to boost understanding of Islam: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hopes that efforts to boost understanding of the true Islamic teachings will be redoubled and escalated with suitable approaches.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 09 2019 @ 08:00

Melaka govt launches smartphone app for lodging complaints

The Melaka state government yesterday launched a smartphone application system to expand the avenues for the people to lodge complaints to improve the quality of public service in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 09 2019 @ 07:30

Transport Ministry says yet to receive applications for bike-hailing services

The Transport Ministry has yet to receive any application from intermediary businesses interested in providing bike-hailing services in the country, said its minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 09, 2019 @ 07:00

‘I want to defend Malay land’
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu was rained with heavy criticisms from state Pakatan Harapan coalition partners over his controversial statement that he is fighting a “lone battle” against DAP.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 09, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Stricter laws needed to tackle mat lajak menace’
Stricter laws are needed to tackle the mat lajak menace and other issues which can threaten public order and harmony, says Deputy Inspector-General of the Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Political Funding Nov 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Special panel to scrutinise draft of Political Funding Bill early next year
Parliament’s Special Select Committee on Bills Consideration will meet early next year to scrutinise the draft of the Political Funding Bill, says its chairman Ram Karpal Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Solving woes of contract doctors
A possible solution to the woes of contract doctors is in sight, and one of them involves getting public universities to lower their intake of medical students, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 09, 2019 

More Bomba stations proposed for rural districts to fight longhouse fires

The Sarawak government has proposed the construction of new fire stations near rural settlements due to the number of longhouse fires in the state every year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 09, 2019 

Police One Stop Centre to only deal with traffic accident reports soon

The One Stop Centre at the Kuching District police headquarters in Jalan Simpang Tiga here will soon accommodate only traffic accident reports.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 08, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08 2019 @ 23:30

DPM: Special allocation for Health Ministry to address problem of stunting in children

The government has allocated a special allocation to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to conduct health and nutrition interventions to address the problem of stunting in children in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 08, 2019 

Where did RM2 bil for 11MP projects in Sarawak go, state PAC chairman asks

More than RM2 billion worth of federal projects approved for Sarawak under the current 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) have been cancelled, postponed and placed under KIV (Keep In View) since Pakatan Harapan (PH) came to power, the State Legislative Assembly was told today.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 08, 2019 @ 21:37

'Amended Sosma will be more effective in ensuring security'

The proposed amendments to the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) will allow for a better implementation of the law to safeguard peace and public order in the country, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 08 2019 @ 21:30

Perak Speaker: 32 state assemblymen failed to declare their assets

The Tanjung Piai by-election is a good opportunity for Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders to explain to the people the achievements made by the PH government despite the constraints it is facing, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2019 @ 20:45

Consultant Committee Council to improve national labour management

A Consultant Committe Council will be established between the Human Resources Ministry and the Private Employment Agency (APS) to improve the management of the country’s labour, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Nov 08, 2019 @ 20:34

Govt to build 46,870 affordable homes in three years

A total of 46,873 private affordable homes below RM300,000 each will be built throughout the country in the next three years for the bottom40 (B40) and the middle40 (M40) groups.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 08, 2019 @ 20:20

Encouraging response so far from public on IPCMC, says Ramkarpal

Encouraging public feedback on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, has been received at hearings conducted in three states so far, said Ramkarpal Singh, chairman of the parliamentary Special Select Committee tasked with looking into the draft legislation.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Nov 08, 2019 @ 20:18

Penang govt to bear all operational deficits for Komtar-Bayan Lepas LRT line

The Penang government will bear all operational deficits for the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, which is part of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 08 2019 @ 20:00

Pharmaniaga to get 25-month extension once interim contract ends on Nov 30, says health minister

Pharmaniaga Bhd will act as the interim concessionaire, to distribute drugs and medical supplies for the Health Ministry, for an additional 25-months, when their contract expires later this month. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 08 2019 @ 18:00

Govt will ensure business continuity, Loke tells business community

Transport Minister Anthony Loke today assured the business community that there will always be continuity for their businesses in Malaysia, and encouraged them to invest confidently.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 08 2019 @ 17:00

Perak Speaker: 32 state assemblymen failed to declare their assets

Perak Speaker Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham today said that 32 out of 59 state assemblymen failed to submit their asset declaration, neither to him or to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Nov 08, 2019 @ 16:13

Wisma Putra to send official letter to India on Zakir Naik issue

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send an official letter to the Indian government to explain Malaysia’s stance for not sending back controversial preacher Zakir Naik to his country of origin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2019 @ 15:47

Penang to offer rent-to-own scheme for lower income families

The Penang government will focus on using a rent-to-own scheme to help lower income families to purchase and own a Public People’s Housing (PPR) home.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Nov 08 2019 @ 14:30

HR Ministry asks if MTUC really cares about empowering workers or fears losing influence

The Human Resources Ministry questioned today the Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) for demanding labour law amendments, suggesting it had ulterior motives.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Nov 08, 2019 @ 14:03

Court strikes out counter claim by five former FGV directors
The High Court here on Friday (Nov 8) struck out a counter claim filed by five former non-executive directors of FGV Holdings Bhd against the company and 10 others over alleged losses incurred in connection with its acquisition of Asia Plantation Ltd (APP) in 2014.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2019 @ 08:55

Mahathir unveils Agrobank’s new vision and mission

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has unveiled Agrobank’s new vision and mission to mark its Golden Jubilee anniversary.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: BNM Nov 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Business community says ‘no’ to RM25k limit
Much of the business community in Penang is up in arms over the plan by Bank Negara Malaysia to cap cash transactions at RM25,000 to combat financial crimes.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang to benefit with pier concession
From hotels, malls and food outlets to trishaw peddlers, all are expected to benefit once the Federal Government gives the nod to Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) next month to operate the Swettenham Pier Container Terminal (SPCT) under a 30-year concession.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 08, 2019 

Reps: Expedite issuance of individual NCR titles

Bidayuh assemblymen in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) are appealing to the relevant agency to expedite the issuance of individual titles to Bidayuh native customary rights (NCR) land owners under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 07, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 07, 2019 @ 21:29

Food Bank Programme helps over 300,000 families

The national Food Bank Programme has assisted 311,189 underprivileged households across the country, between its launch last December and August this year, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 07, 2019 @ 19:00

AG: DAP rep’s LTTE charges dropped since already facing life imprisonment conviction

DAP assemblyman P Gunasekaran’s two additional charges related to the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) were dropped at the Sessions Court in Seremban yesterday because he is already facing similar charges in the Sessions Court in Ayer Keroh and Kuala Lumpur.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 17:13

Govt sets up RM100m fund to support start-ups

The government will be setting up a fund to help innovative start up companies, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: BNM Nov 07, 2019 @ 17:00

Malaysia to impose cash transaction limit of RM25,000 starting next year

Malaysia is planning to impose a cash transaction limit (CTL) of RM25,000 starting next year to further strengthen the country’s financial integrity and curb illicit activities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 17:00

Malaysian parliamentary group to engage with local communities to achieve sustainable development goals

The newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) aims to engage with more local communities to achieve collectively the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said its chair Maria Chin Abdullah.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC Nov 07, 2019 @ 16:24

IPPs arrears to AAIBE increase to RM197.9mil

The contribution arrears owed to the Electricity Supplies Industry Trust Account (AAIBE) by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) had increased to RM197.9 million, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Nov 07, 2019 @ 16:34

Opposition lawmakers want AG sacked over 'interventions'

Opposition lawmakers want the Attorney-General (AG) to be sacked following the court's decision to drop two terrorism-related charges against Seremban Jaya assemblyman P. Gunasekaran over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 07, 2019 @ 16:33

Tanjung Piai: Gerakan announces manifesto

Gerakan today announced its manifesto in conjunction with the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election, which outlined three key issues to ensure the well-being of the people of the constituency.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 16:30

500 Class A fishing licences issued to encourage youth involvement: Salahuddin

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry today announced an additional 500 Class A fishing licences in an effort to encourage involvement of more youth in the industry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 07, 2019 @ 16:12

Seven dams, 413 rivers gazetted in Selangor

A total of seven dams and 413 rivers in Selangor have been gazetted under Section 48 of the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) Enactment 1999.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 14:46

Rubber Production Incentive to remain at RM2.50: Shamsul

The Rubber Production Incentive (IPG) will remain at RM2.50 per kg, said Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Nov 07, 2019 @ 14:38

Youth and Sports Ministry to tap 'mat lajak' talents

The Youth and Sports Ministry has plans to train "mat lajak" at National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) to tap their talents.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 07, 2019 @ 14:29

Ka Siong slams Salahuddin over 'seditious remarks' at vernacular school

Ka Siong slams Salahuddin over 'seditious remarks' at vernacular school|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 14:25

Talks ongoing for cheaper airfares, taxes for students, says Loke

The government is pushing for cheaper fares and taxes for students who are travelling by air, according to Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 07, 2019 @ 14:12

Bersih: Fishing for fishermen's votes using state funds is not illegal, but wrong

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) said it was disappointed with the Pakatan Harapan government's alleged abuse of state resources in the campaign at the Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:06

Chance at dignified life through MySkills Foundation

Kamaleswaran Subramaniam, 24, thought he would never amount to much after he was almost expelled from school due to lack of self-discipline when he was in Form Four.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 @ 13:00

Penang drafts state law against proselytisation to Muslims

The Penang state government is preparing an enactment to further control and prohibit the spread of other religions to Muslims in the state, Deputy Chief Minister I Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abd Rahman (PKR - Pinang Tunggal) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:06

Official Secrets Acts may stay after all: Hanipa

The government may yet retain the controversial Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA), according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:00

Armed with federal guarantee, Penang eyes bonds to fund RM46b transport blueprint

The Penang state government will form a special purpose vehicle (SPV)  to issue bonds for funds to pay for the state’s massive transportation plans, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (DAP - Padang Kota) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:00

Accused of abuse in Tanjung Piai, Salahuddin says can give aid whenever he wants as minister

Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said he was authorised to deliver aid to fishermen at any time, even if this coincided with by-election campaigns.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg LRT Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:04

Penang mulling bond issuance to finance RM10bil LRT project

The state government is discussing with a consortium of banks on the possibility of issuing bonds to finance RM10bil Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 07, 2019 @ 11:41

Malaysian Bar calls for Sosma to be repealed in its entirety

The Malaysian Bar has called for the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) to be repealed in its entirety.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 07, 2019 

Baru says to do his best to bring relevant projects to Sarawak

Works Minister Baru Bian has given his assurance that he will do the best he can to ensure that relevant projects are brought to Sarawak as long as he remains a minister.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Nov 07, 2019 @ 08:43

Do you know ... about KL's Kampung Baru?
Here are some facts about KL's Kampung Baru.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 07, 2019 @ 08:38

Review method for NCR land survey in Sarawak: PKR

PKR has urged the Sarawak government to review the method of surveying Native Customary Rights (NCR- Tanah Adat Bumiputera) land to protect the interest of the rightful owner of the land.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Nov 07, 2019 @ 08:32

Rampant corruption, widespread exploitation, in hiring process of foreign workers: MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday revealed that there is a lot of abuse of power, corruption and widespread exploitation involved in the hiring of foreign workers in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Ministry fine-tunes procedures
More than 20,000 people in Malaysia are waiting for donor organs, particularly kidneys.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 07, 2019 

‘Various measures taken before issuance of land titles’

The process of issuing land titles under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code for lands involved in Salcra’s (Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority) Sebako Scheme needs to be done in detail.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Efforts to increase number of organ donors hailed
The government’s new efforts to increase the number of cadaveric organ donation have been lauded as good news for patients on the transplantation waiting list.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 07, 2019 

RM265 million set aside to tide over smallholders — Uggah

The Sarawak government will distribute grants totalling RM265 million to smallholders in the state affected by the current drop in the prices of primary commodities.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 07, 2019 

Only two pct Rural Transformation Programme projects classified as ‘sick’

Only two per cent or 139 of the 10,001 Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects approved in Sarawak from 2015 to September this year have been categorised as ‘sick projects’.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 06, 2019

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Nov 06, 2019 @ 22:11

Baru Bian pledges to speed up payment for Pan-Borneo Highway contractors

The Works Ministry has pledged to speed up the payment process for work package contractors once it takes over the Pan-Borneo Highway project in Sarawak from Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU) in February 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 06, 2019 @ 21:30

DPM: Yapeim aiming to collect RM40m via Dana Inspirasi Malaysia to help B40 students

The newly launched Dana Inspirasi Malaysia (Inspirasiku) under the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) aims to collect RM40 million to help students from the B40 group.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 06, 2019 @ 21:03

Brighter rural roads nationwide soon with 60,000 streetlights to be installed

The Rural Development Ministry will install some 60,000 streetlights nationwide to brighten roads in rural areas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM Nov 06, 2019 @ 21:00

RM6.93b in unclaimed monies parked under AGD as of Oct 31, says deputy minister

A total of RM6.93 billion unclaimed cash currently sits under the custody of the Accountant General’s Department (AGD), the Parliament was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Nov 06, 2019 @ 18:28

63.3% corruption complaints involve public sector: Azam Baki

A study by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) shows 63.3% of the complaints received were on the public sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 06, 2019 @ 18:01

Hemp cultivation allowed for industrial research

The cultivation of hemp, a type of herbal plant from the Cannabis sativa species, is allowed for purposes of industrial research, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 06, 2019 @ 16:37

Govt ready to consider plans to strengthen AADK: Mohd Azis

The government is ready to consider hiring more personnel and to purchase additional equipment for the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) to strengthen the organisation in its efforts to eradicate drug abuse activities in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 06, 2019 @ 16:30

Special aid for fishermen not 'election goodie', says Johor MB

The state government is denying that the special aid for fishermen in Tanjung Piai is an ‘election goodie’ intended to win support for Pakatan Harapan.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC Nov 06, 2019 @ 16:16

Stop using VEP, RC issues as political ammo in Tg Piai, says PAC chairman

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has urged parties to stop using the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system and Road Charge (RC) issues in the Tanjung Piai by-election campaign.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 06, 2019 @ 16:23

Telco towers not harmful to health, says MCMC

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has reiterated that telecommunications towers near housing areas will not cause health problems.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 06, 2019 @ 15:42

Muhyiddin: Immigration policy to be reviewed after calls to tighten visa-free entry

The government will review and tighten its immigration policy on foreigners after Bukit Aman counter-terrorism chief DCP Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay cited Malaysia’s visa-free policy as one of the main reasons it remains a transit point for terrorists.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 06, 2019 @ 15:30

Home minister: Sosma preventive detention period may be shortened

Amendments to the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma might include reducing how long suspects can be held without trial, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 06, 2019 @ 15:24

No more 10% surcharge at parking lots for Touch ‘n’ Go users

Touch ‘n’ Go users will no longer have to pay the 10% surcharge at parking lots soon, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 06, 2019 @ 13:16

Sarawak sets up committee to address drug abuse cases in schools

The Sarawak government has established a One Stop Committee (OSC) at every district education office as part of its efforts to address drug abuse and distribution cases in schools across the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Nov 06, 2019 @ 14:33

Umno: 'Snap election' next year if power transition fails

There is a possibility of a snap election early next year should the agreed power transition between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim does not take place, says Umno.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 06, 2019 @ 14:23

Amendment on Environmental Act to be tabled in Parliament next year

The proposed amendment to the Environmental Quality Act 1974 is expected to be tabled in Parliament next year.|Read more >|NST

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November 06, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 06, 2019 @ 14:00

Anwar says zakat for non-Muslims only a suggestion, will adhere to royal decree

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he will abide by Selangor Sultan’s decree that aid from zakat collection within the state be given out only to Muslims.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 06, 2019 @ 13:54

Projects scrutinised for better service delivery: Wan Azizah

Every government project is now scrutinised carefully and put through proper bidding and procurement processes, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 06, 2019 @ 13:30

Anwar thanks Dr M, all for support to be next PM

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim thanked those today who affirmed their support for him to succeed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 06, 2019 @ 13:00

Minister says Putrajaya ending direct funds for Sarawak headmen as new council starting

Works Minister Baru Bian today said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government will stop allocating funds for the allowances of headmen and village chiefs in Sarawak from next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 06, 2019 @ 12:43

Normal for ministers and deputies to contribute to schools, says Maszlee

It is normal for ministers and deputy ministers to give contribution for schools, says Education Minister Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 06, 2019 @ 12:30

Judge, deputy public prosecutor, lawyer charged with bribery over illegal immigrants

Sessions Court judge Azmil Muntapha Abas, deputy public prosecutor Khairul Azhwa Yusrie Mohamad and private lawyer Noor Amirul Nazreen Anas today claimed trial to taking bribes in connection with the detention and release of 15 illegal immigrants last July.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:38

Guan Eng, PKR rep tell Penang to rethink assessment rate hike

Two backbenchers including Lim Guan Eng raised their constituents’ concerns over the state’s assessment rate review at the Penang legislative assembly and urged the state government to reconsider.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:34

IRB putting more resources to collect revenue from ‘shadow economy’

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will be putting more resources into the enforcement next year to tackle missing revenue from the “shadow economy”.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:13

LTTE-related charges against DAP rep dismissed

The Sessions Court here allowed the application to dismiss two charges related to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against Seremban Jaya assemblyman P Gunasekaran.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 06, 2019 @ 09:30

Dr M says won’t step down as PM in 2020, may be the best man for the job now

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has put to rest speculation that he will step aside for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 06, 2019 @ 09:04

Lodging centre for family members accompanying patients in KK

A lodging centre will be built here for family members from outstation accompanying patients seeking inpatient treatment at government hospitals.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms Nov 06, 2019 @ 08:49

PM: Draconian laws such as Sosma to be amended as soon as possible

Draconian laws, such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), will be amended as soon as possible.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 06, 2019 @ 08:33

Ministry backs action against parents who neglect children’s welfare

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) supports the move that will see legal action be taken against parents who do not look after the welfare of their children.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Nov 06, 2019 @ 07:30

Higher Education deputy D-G: Over 600,000 job vacancies not filled as graduates too selective

Graduates being too choosy in applying for jobs and universities offering courses that are not needed by the industry, are among factors resulting in over 600,000 job vacancies not filled, Higher Education deputy director-general Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Nov 06, 2019 @ 07:00

Singapore allows Malaysia’s request

Malaysia has requested to extend the suspension of the cross-border Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link, says the island republic’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.Malaysia had requested on Oct 29 to extend the suspension of the RTS project for a third time until April 30, 2020, Khaw said in a written parliamentary reply on Monday.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 06, 2019 @ 07:00

Liow reminds govt about deal on TAR UC allocations

It’s the government’s obligation to continue providing allocations to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), says its board of governors chairman Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 06, 2019 

PKR Sarawak welcomes move to introduce free schoolbus service in Kuching next year

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak vice-chairperson Voon Shiak Ni welcomes Sarawak government’s initiative of providing free schoolbus service in Kuching, set to commence next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 06, 2019 

26 Sarawak govt agencies have prepared corruption risk management plan — Talib

Presently a total of 26 Sarawak government agencies have prepared a Corruption Risk Management (CRM) Plan as a tool to prevent corruption in their respective agencies.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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