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Nov 15

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 15, 2018 @ 23:36

MCMC Investigates Astro's product promotion contents

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a warning to the broadcasting company Astro about the contents of promotional products which allegedly ridicule people's skins and faces at the Gegar Vaganza 5 Concert programme broadcast through the Astro Ria channel recently.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Nov 15, 2018 @ 23:00

Need to review how teachers are being trained, says academic

There is a need to review how teachers are currently being trained as part of efforts to improve Malaysia’s education system, an academic has suggested.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 15, 2018 @ 23:00

DBKL to raid over 41,000 premises next week for non-payment of taxes

Beginning next week, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will conduct large-scale operations on 41,503 commercial and residential premises in the city with outstanding assessment tax payments amounting to RM182.7 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 22:28

Govt mulls introducing cryptocurrency: Dr M

The government is mulling the idea of cryptocurrency, especially on the role it might replace, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 20:40

Dr M: Not easy, but Putrajaya will ratify conventions like ICERD

Amid backlash by some Malay-Muslims, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad conceded that it is not easy for Malaysia to ratify international human rights conventions such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Housing Nov 15, 2018 @ 20:38

Penang govt wants to buy back affordable homes from 'rich' owners

The Penang government has set up a special committee to look into buying back low and medium cost homes of owners have been able to raise their socio-economic status. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 20:30

There should be clear guidelines on political fundings: Wan Saiful

Guidelines about receiving political funding need to be drawn up to allow politicians to accept funds for political activities from individuals and parties which can be declared and approved.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition Nov 15, 2018 @ 20:20

Govt urged to set floor prices for commodities to help rural folk

The government has been urged to fix floor prices for rubber and oil palm commodities as a measure to help rubber tappers, smallholders and Felda settlers face the monsoon season. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 19:07

Mersing to be declared national geopark next year

Mersing would be declared the first national geopark site in the state in March next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 19:00

PM: Too early for Cabinet reshuffle

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad clarified today that he has no intention to reshuffle the Cabinet, but will consider it if any Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties insist on it. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 15, 2018 @ 18:37

Staggering RM384m owed to DBKL in assessment tax

A total of 41,503 commercial premise owners in the city will have their assets seized if they fail to settle arrears in assessment fees totalling RM182 million soon. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: IPPs Nov 15, 2018 @ 18:09

Energy Minister says not reviewing existing IPP contracts

The Energy, Green Technology, Science and Climate Change Ministry has no plans to review existing independent power producer (IPP) contracts but will be looking at them phase by phase, according to its minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 17:22

New law against economic sabotage to be drafted, tabled in parliament

A new law which focuses on economic sabotage in combatting the culture of ‘Ali Baba’, term used to describe the practice of offering bribes during tender process, in government procurement is expected to be tabled in parliament in April.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:47

Rosmah and Rizal’s charges: Allegedly seeking RM212m in bribes for a RM1.25b project

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor were today charged with asking for bribes from a company to the tune of about one-sixth of a government contract’s value, just for helping the company win the RM1.25 billion project. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:39

Where is the guideline on political donation? PBBM rep asks govt

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan has called on the government to come up with a guideline for political donations. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:30

Ex-Perak MB Zambry to face state PAC in MB Inc probe

Former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir and the former CEO of MB Incorporated (MB Inc) Datuk Aminudin Hashim have been summoned to attend the state Public Account Committee (PAC) inquiry over its records. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Housing Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:30

Penang mulls leasing to keep affordable homes in circulation

The state government could hold low-, low-medium cost and affordable housing units by lease to ensure regular availability of these homes, the state legislative assembly heard today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:11

Govt to set up initiative to boost the competitiveness of women: Wan Azizah

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in the process of establishing a Women Leadership Initiative to boost their competitiveness in the public and corporate sectors. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:06

Govt not protecting local airlines, says Loke

The government will not be protecting local airlines amid competition from foreign airlines opting to operate in Malaysia, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:06

Govt to tighten requirements for the plastic waste import licence

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) does not intend to change the National Solid Waste Management Policy, but will improve and tighten the requirements for Approved Permits (AP) on plastic waste imports.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 15, 2018 @ 15:30

Tengku Adnan claims trial to RM3m graft charge

Putrajaya MP Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today was charged with abusing his position as then Federal Territories minister to obtain RM3 million  from businessmen over the sale of several plots of land owned by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Nov 15, 2018 @ 15:20

Toll concessionaires have recouped more than double their investment costs

Toll concessionaires have collected more than double the cost of constructing their highways from the start of their operations up to 2017, says Work Minister Baru Bian.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 15, 2018 @ 15:13

Rosmah claims trial to graft charges over S'wak solar project

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to two counts of corruption under Section 16 (a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Sabah to conduct a feasibility study on SESB

Sabah state government is still considering whether to acquire Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB), Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today.|Read more > |NST

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Nov 15

New Malaysia |Reforms: Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:56

Sabah approves amendments on Forestry Enactment 1968

The Sabah Legislative Assembly has passed the Bill to amend Forest Enactment 1968 which will come into effect on Jan 1 next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:54

Perak govt to reward whistle-blowers with info on leakages, misconduct

The Perak government will reward individuals who furnish information on cases of leakages or misconduct within the state government, especially on the state’s administrative management, which are successfully prosecuted in court. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:40

Create index for national integrity and corporate governance, Azmin tells GIACC

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has proposed that a National Integrity and Corporate Governance Index be introduced for organisations that deal with economics and commerce. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:39

GIACC to present bill to eliminate Ali Baba-style subcontracting

The Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) hopes to present the Anti-Sabotage Economy Bill in Dewan Rakyat in April next year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:37

Wan Azizah: Govt to get more women in the workforce

The government intends to increase the participation of women in the workforce, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:30

DPM: Child marriage amendments only next year

Putrajaya plans to amend two laws next year to tighten requirements for child marriages in order to protect minors who enter such matrimony, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:21

Mapping for TVET to meet industry, professional standards

The government plans to conduct a major mapping exercise on Malaysia's Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to enable it to meet the industry standards and standards set by professional accreditation bodies. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:10

New Finas board appointed: Gobind Singh

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today the new board of directors of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) has been appointed and will be introduced to the public next week. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:59

Female circumcision part of Malaysian culture, says DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has reiterated the government's stand on female circumcision, calling it a part of Malaysian culture. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:56

Carbon footprint will determine impact of renewable energy: Yeo

All infrastructure or electricity generation projects will have an impact on the environment, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:51

JKM aid to 21,751 recipients terminated since 2016 in Kedah

Records by the Government Assistance Management System (eBantuan) showed that the Social Welfare Department (JKM) aid to 21,751 recipients in Kedah was terminated since 2016 until Oct this year, the Kedah State Assembly was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:28

Sabah passes bill to amend the land law to enable tax collection

The government intends to increase the participation of women in the workforce, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: PTPTN Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:21

PTPTN repayment mechanism to be announced in December, says Wan Saiful

An announcement on the repayment mechanism for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers will be made in December.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: GLCs Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:19

Penang mulls overhaul of state GLCs

The state government will consider restructuring and reviewing the roles of Penang’s government-linked companies (GLC), the state legislative assembly heard today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:18

Wan Azizah: We need to look after teachers and their families

The welfare of teachers and their family members must be taken into consideration, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:08

Time given to businesses to register under SST before action taken, says Guan Eng

For the time being, no action will be taken against businesses that fail to register under the Sales and Service Tax (SST) regime, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:07

Two out of 10 working Malaysians unable to save in last six months, survey shows

The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) today revealed that two out of 10 Malaysian working adults were unable to save a single sen in the last six months. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:22

Not entirely up to Zahid to stay Umno president, says Nazri

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may remain Umno president pending his 45 criminal charges so long as party delegates do not tell him to step aside, said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:45

Govt will not abolish Article 153 of the Federal Constitution

The government will not abolish Article 153 of the Federal Constitution in favour of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy said. |Read more >|NST

 

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Nov 15

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:30

Heated discussion on the smoking ban in restaurants at Penang state assembly

The smoking ban in restaurants heated up this morning’s state legislative assembly session when several backbenchers asked whether the sale of cigarettes there will also be banned.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:23

RM2bil worth of solar power projects up for bidding in January

Some RM2bil worth of projects will be up for bidding in January next year to produce 500MW (megawatt) of electricity via solar power, says Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:20

Putrajaya taking multi-prong approach to hit 20pc green energy target

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry is adopting multiple approaches to ensure Malaysia achieves its goal of 20 per cent in renewable energy production by 2025. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:07

Minister: Putrajaya won’t touch Article 153 if ICERD ratified, doesn’t need to

The ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) will not affect the constitutional articles on Bumiputera privileges, a minister told Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:07

DoE said EIA not needed for Bukit Kukus project, exco clarifies

The Department of Environment (DOE) independently exempted the Bukit Kukus paired road project from submitting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the state legislative assembly heard today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 15, 2018 @ 09:51

Harapan Coin goes against principles of good governance, says Cenbet

Think tank Centre For A Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) has raised red flags over the Harapan Coin project, saying that it goes against the principles of good governance.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 15, 2018 @ 08:22

Fishermen, farmers, livestock breeders to get additional allocation: Anwar

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has agreed to give additional allocation to fishermen, farmers and livestock breeders to help reduce their cost of living, said PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >|SunDaily  Govt Financial Assistance

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2018 @ 08:22

Multi-storey car parks to be implemented in KL

The Sarawak government will include the Auditor General in its project award committee meetings under State Tender Board chaired by the State Financial Secretary. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 15, 2018 @ 08:20

Abolition of death sentence needs careful study: Wan Azizah

The proposal to abolish the mandatory death sentence must be studied from all aspects as it is a complex issue, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Nov 15, 2018

Bonus for civil servants, trust fund for new born next year

CIVIL servants in Sarawak will receive a bonus of one and a half months salary or a minimum of RM2,000 which will be paid at the end of next month.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Nov 15, 2018

RM40 million approved for NCR land perimeter survey next year

The government has approved RM40 million for the perimeter survey of native customary rights (NCR) land in Sarawak next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Nov 15, 2018

Transparency in project awards

PHYSICAL work for the coastal road, second trunk road and the Sebuyau-Lingga-Sri Aman-Betong expressway is expected to commence in the first quarter of next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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

AES summonses worth RM605mil cancelled

A total of 4.03 million of outstanding Automated Enforce­ment System (AES) summonses, worth RM605mil, issued from 2012 to Aug 31 this year, have been cancelled, says Anthony Loke. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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

State to review several enactments and ordinances

Several enactments and ordinances will be reviewed to create a more robust and democratic state assembly process, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. “Many of the enactments and ordinances were inherited from the British which are not so relevant now. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 15, 2018 @ 07:00

Authorities have six months to verify gems seized by cops

The authorities have until May 2019 to confirm whether 44 pieces of jewellery worth US$14.79mil (over RM60mil) allegedly sent to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor by a Lebanese jeweller were seized by the police.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 15, 2018 @ 06:00

Three things we learnt from: Dr M’s visit to Singapore

Today is the last day of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s trip here for his first official visit and Asean Summit appearance since his return as Malaysia’s prime minister following an election result that shocked the region and the world. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2018 @ 20:23

Govt looking at the possibility of replacing CLP with common bar course

The government is looking into the possibility of replacing the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) exam with a common bar course, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2018 @ 18:44

Fahmi urges caution on Harapan Coin, says should wait for guidelines on cryptocurrency, political financing

The government has been urged to wait for proper cryptocurrency guidelines and political financing regulations to be put into place before introducing the Harapan Coin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 14, 2018 @ 19:00

Former ministry sec-gen gets jail, fined RM3m for aiding son to take bribes

Former secretary-general of Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM3 million by the Sessions Court here today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 14, 2018

Govt land-use plan involving sensitive conservation areas questioned

Killy assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai hopes that the land-use plan that was said to address the dual needs of development and conservation will not involve sensitive conservation areas. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 14, 2018

Let GLCs take over, revive abandoned projects call

Pitas assemblyman Datuk Bolkiah Ismail has proposed for government-linked companies in Sabah under the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to be appointed to take over and revive abandoned projects. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Nov 14

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 14, 2018 @ 22:20

Flying doctor service for 11 Sabah villages starting next year

The flying doctor service for 11 villages in three districts in Sabah is expected to start operation in May or June next year after the process of procurement has been completed, says State Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt.|Read more > |SunDaily Malaysian Public Healthcare

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Nov 14, 2018 @ 22:12

Smoking ban at all eateries stays: Dr Dzulkefly

The government will not compromise with the smoking ban in all restaurants, food outlets and hawker stalls as it involves public interest, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | GST Nov 14, 2018 @ 21:03

PAC wraps up investigation on missing GST refunds

The Publics Account Committee (PAC) has wrapped up its investigation into the RM19.4 billion Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds which were held back and mostly found to be missing from government coffers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 14, 2018 @ 20:00

In Penang port, 'normal situation' for plastic waste to be brought in without prior approval

A total of 175 containers at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) were found to be laden with undeclared plastic waste and without any approved permit (AP) from the Housing and Local Government Ministry; hence causing inconveniences to the port authority and the Customs. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2018 @ 19:13

Robotic specialisation teaching module to be introduced in Tabika

The Robotic specialisation teaching module will be introduced in the Community Development Department Child Guidance Centres (Tabika) under the Community Development Department (Kemas) which begins next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 14, 2018 @ 19:11

Subsidies for medicines, consultation remain at RM1: Health Minister

The Health Ministry has assured that drug subsidies and consultations for outpatients at government clinics and hospitals will remain at RM1 even with the implementation of the B40 Health Care Scheme, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 14, 2018 @ 18:09

School milk programme to continue, says Education Ministry

The milk programme in schools will be continued as it has already been allocated for in the 2019 Budget, says the Education Ministry. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 14, 2018 @ 18:02

PM shoots down claims RM30 billion payout will affect Petronas' operations

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad rejected claims that Petronas' RM30 billion special payment to the government would affect its operations. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 14, 2018 @ 18:00

10pc salary cut for ministers will remain, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today the salary cuts of federal ministers and their deputies will remain in place as the 10 per cent reduction will be channelled into government coffers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 14, 2018 @ 17:45

Minister: Life imprisonment without parole for those who commit ‘heinous crimes’

There will be no parole for those who commit heinous crimes such as murder, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 14, 2018 @ 17:20

Sarawak govt will invite AG and MACC to sit in project tender meetings says CM

The Sarawak government will invite the Auditor-General and anti-graft officials to attend its project award and tender meetings, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 14, 2018 @ 17:04

Ku Nan arrested, to face charges tomorrow

Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, believed to be over power abuse in Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) land deals worth more than RM 5.6 billion. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 14, 2018 @ 14:58

Govt will not recalibrate 2019 Budget, says Guan Eng

The government will not recalibrate the 2019 Budget even if there is a drop in crude oil prices, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 14, 2018 @ 14:50

Sabah govt outlines 10-year development plan

Sabah's Infrastructure Development Ministry has outlined five development plans to be carried out in stages within the next 10 years. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 14, 2018 @ 13:51

Ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng to be extradited to US by Jan 2019: Amar

Former Goldman Sachs banker Ng Chong Hwa, 51, or better known as Roger Ng is expected to be extradited to the United States within 60 days from the day of his arrest, in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) investigation. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:51

RM1.74m channelled to KWABBN for flood operations: DPM

An initial allocation of RM1.74 million has been channelled to the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund (KWABBN) as expenditure for the state disaster management committee secretariat and the district disaster management committees. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:34

Guan Eng: Govt didn’t tax the rich to avoid loss of investment

The government's decision not to introduce new taxes, or increase existing ones, on the rich is to avoid having investments being pulled out of the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:30

Saying the death penalty not a deterrent, DPM urges examination of what causes crime

Authorities must strive to learn what drives people to commit the crime, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said after two suspects in the killing of a nine-month-old in Selangor were found to be drug users. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:16

Sarawak DCM says inadequate federal funding fast becoming a norm

Insufficient federal allocations for Sarawak is starting to be chronic, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:10

Dr M wants more bridges with Singapore, says Johor has a lower cost of living advantage

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is keen on building more road links between Malaysia and Singapore and indicated that he has not given up his original suggestion of a “crooked bridge” from Johor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:01

Proposed medicine price control mechanism now in early stages, says Health Ministry

The Health Ministry is in the early stages in preparing a proposal to control the prices of medicines through the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:19

DoJ has 60 days to submit evidence to facilitate Ng's extradition

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has 60 days to submit documents and proof that former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng is linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:10

Penang mulls three assembly sessions a year

The Penang government will consider extending the state legislative assembly sessions to three times a year, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 14, 2018 @ 08:00

Besides changing school uniforms, here are Maszlee’s other ambitious ideas

Education Minister Maszlee Malik has received plenty of flak for his proposal to change the colour of school students’ socks and shoes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 1, 2018 @ 07:53

Rosmah, Rizal, Ku Nan called up by MACC today

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to be questioned by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Nov 14, 2018 @ 07:25

MCMC to focus on comprehensive access to communication and multimedia

Comprehensive access to communication and multimedia and satisfactory levels of service at affordable prices are among the key goals of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) outlined during the agency's 20th anniversary today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Nov 14, 2018

Works on the coastal road, second trunk road, expressway to start next year — Masing

PHYSICAL work for the coastal road, second trunk road and the Sebuyau-Lingga-Sri Aman-Betong expressway is expected to commence in the first quarter of next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 14, 2018 @ 07:00

MACC exposes sex for grades cases

There have been instances of teachers asking students for sex in exchange for good examination scores.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2018 @ 07:00

Bian: Digital procurement for govt contracts ready in 2020

The e-Works system, a digitalised procurement system for government contracts, is expected to be implemented in 2020, says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 14, 2018 @ 01:00

Johor aims to become the location of Airbus maintenance facility

Johor may have a high chance of becoming the next preferred location as a maintenance facility for European aerospace corporation Airbus aircraft, said Johor International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Nov 13

New Malaysia | New Policies: MCMC Nov 13, 2018 @ 23:55

Communications Ministry: Applications for broadcasting licences will not take political affiliations into account

The government will not take into account the political affiliation of any parties when evaluating applications for TV and radio broadcasting licences in the country,​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 13, 2018 @ 23:51

Rina denies 50 per cent cut in allocation for MARA

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun today refuted the claim that the allocation for Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) in Budget 2019 has been slashed by 50 per cent. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 13, 2018 @ 22:51

PAC proceeding on audit report on 1MDB on Dec 4

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will begin its proceeding on the Auditor-General's report concerning 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) this Dec 4. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 22:48

Mahathir raises the issue of poorly-maintained Sukhoi, MiG with Putin

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has raised the issue of poorly-maintained Russian fighter jets in the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF) inventory with President Vladimir Putin. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 22:45

Amanah rejects ICERD ratification

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will oppose Malaysia's ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) because it violates the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 22:30

Report: Dr M says Cabinet reshuffle possible after PKR polls

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said he is open to the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle following the conclusion of the PKR party elections but he wants to work with those he is comfortable with. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Nov 13, 2018 @ 22:00

20,000 votes ‘systematically disappeared’ in PKR polls, Johor Baru chief claims

Newly-elected Johor Baru PKR chief Akmal Nasrullah Nasir has claimed that about 20,000 votes have “systematically disappeared” in the party elections for the deputy president’s post. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 13, 2018 @ 21:30

Shake the fake: YouTube rolls out nifty news features for Malaysia

This just in, Malaysians. YouTube is not only the primary source of addictively-watchable videos of cats being jerks, cats avoiding baths, and cats swatting everything off tables – it is also THE go-to platform for international news of all imaginable genres. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 21:07

Sabah government approves RM34.64m financial aid for non-Islamic religious schools and other bodies

Sabah state government has approved RM34.64 million in financial aid for non-Islamic religious schools and other bodies throughout the state for this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 20:59

An MP not allowed to stand for election for five years upon the resignation

The government does not impose any restriction on any Member of Parliament to resign after being elected in the General Election but he or she is prevented from seeking re-election for five years after resignation. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 13, 2018 @ 20:54

MOE to reintroduce civics subject with the topic on anti-corruption next year

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will reintroduce Civics subject which includes a topic on anti-corruption at all schools beginning the middle of next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 20:32

Mahathir hopes for more joint research by NUS, UM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday he hopes the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Malaya (UM) will engage in more joint research. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Nov 13, 2018 @ 19:52

Comply with the smoking ban, help make Malaysia tobacco-free, Health Ministry tells eateries

Eateries should comply with the impending smoking ban at all open-air restaurants in an effort to reduce tobacco consumption and make Malaysia tobacco-free by 2045. 
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget: Tax Nov 13, 2018 @ 19:48

IRB puts 79,786 tax evaders on notice

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has identified 79,786 individuals, companies, organisations, cooperatives and more with property and extraordinary wealth who have yet to pay tax.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Nov 13, 2018 @ 19:12

Ronald Kiandee: PAC's 1MDB investigation suspended indefinitely

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has been suspended until all court cases dealing with it are settled, says its chairman Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 13, 2018 @ 19:12

90,848 declared bankrupt in last five years, S'gor tops list

A total of 90,848 people in the country were declared bankrupt in the last five years and Selangor topped the list with 23,483 going insolvent. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 13, 2018 @ 18:41

CCE to be reintroduced as a compulsory subject in schools mid next year

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pic) says the Civics and Citizenship Education (CCE) will be reintroduced in all primary and secondary schools at the middle of next year as a compulsory subject.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Nov 13, 2018 @ 18:00

Developers moot REIT alternative to FundMyHome scheme

The government should consider a real investment trust (REIT) specialising in residential property as another possible solution to the lack of affordable homes, the Real Estate and Housing Development Association Institute (Rehda) proposed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:42

Dr M: US DoJ will help return money Goldman Sachs charged for 1MDB dealings

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday (Nov 13) that US prosecutors have promised to help return money that Goldman Sachs charged for its dealings with 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:39

RM100 unlimited travel pass only for MyKad and MyTentera holders: Minister

The Transport Ministry will ensure that the RM100 unlimited travel pass for all rail services can only be bought by Malaysians via MyKad and MyTentera. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:30

Reject deals unfair to the region, Dr M tells Asean amid RCEP negotiation

The Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) must not simply accept any trade deal that may be unfair to the region, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today amid the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:23

New version of MyPesara web with added features for pensioners

Pensioners can now look forward to a better lifestyle with the new enhanced version of the MyPesara mobile application which offers various benefits and promotions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:04

New education curriculum to be implemented in 2021-Maszlee

The Education Ministry will formulate a new curriculum, which is expected to be rolled out by the end of 2020 or early 2021. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:09

Kedah gov't looks to expedite use of CIPM, detect illegal telecommunication towers

The Kedah state government is looking to expedite the agreement to use the Communications Infrastructure Permit Management (CIPM) system developed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to help prevent leakages from telecommunication towers operating illegally in the state. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 13, 2018 @ 17:00

Govt will review death penalty for murder, DPM says

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said the government will reconsider abolishing the mandatory death sentence for those convicted of murder. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Nov 13, 2018 @ 16:12

All complaints on PKR polls will be investigated, promises Anwar

PKR incoming president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) has given his assurance that all complaints made by members during the party polls will be investigated.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Nov 13

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 16:59

Reforms necessary to remain competitive, inclusive, says Chief SecretaryNew Initiatives

Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar (pix) said it is imperative for the government to make bold reforms that might be unpopular among the rakyat, to remain competitive internationally and to achieve its vision of becoming a developed and inclusive nation.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 13, 2018 @ 16:44

Alwi: Rais' revelation proves PPBM 'party of the past'

The revelation by Negri Sembilan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) head Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim that many Umno veterans want to join PPBM, proves that it is a ‘party of the past’.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 16:42

Lawmaker calls for setting up of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Commission to monitor landslide-risk projects

PKR’s Kebun Bunga assemblyman Ong Khan Lee has proposed to the Penang government to set up a Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Commission to monitor landslide-risk projects.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 15:47

Gobind: New Bernama CEO to be named after Govt decision on proposed Bernama-RTM merger

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says the new Bernama CEO would be announced pending the government's decision over the proposed merger between the national news agency and RTM. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 15:44

Government looking to make pre-marital courses compulsory for non-Muslim couples

With many couples divorcing due to petty reasons, the government will now move to make it compulsory for non-Muslim couples who want to get married in this country to attend a pre-marital course. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 15:40

Guan Eng says unaware of Cabinet reshuffle

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says he has not heard about a possible Cabinet reshuffle despite strong speculation that changes will be made to the current line-up soon.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: New Law Nov 13, 2018 @ 15:33

IPCMC Bill to be tabled in first Parliament meeting next year

The government will soon table the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill in the first Parliament meeting next year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2018 @ 15:23

Defence, Enforcement and Security Industry Blueprint in the pipeline - Deputy Defence Minister

A new type of defence industry is needed to help generate and commercialise innovation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 13, 2018 @ 15:19

Civil servants to receive RM500 bonus before Dec 25

Civil servants will receive the RM500 one-off payment along with their salary to be paid before Dec 25.|Read more >|