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November 15, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: FT Nov 15, 2019 @ 19:53

Aidilfitri bazaar to be maintained in Jalan Raja next year

One of country’s famous heritage squares will continue to be the venue of a Hari Raya Aidilfitri bazaar for the second year in a row.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Nov 15, 2019 @ 19:47

Bicycles on roads: Safety experts call for regulations

In view of the rising number of teenagers involved in riding basikal lajak (illegally modified bicycle) and performing stunts on public roads, there has been a proposal for Malaysia to emulate other countries in introducing regulations for such activities to protect other road users.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Nov 15, 2019 @ 16:29

GPs upset over continued indecision on medical fees harmonisation

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has accused the government of sidelining the interests of some 7,000 medical general practitioners (GP) nationwide.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2019 @ 16:19

Fertility treatment: Govt to enable EPF withdrawal

Those who are seeking treatment for fertility issues and to start a family may soon do so by withdrawing from their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 15, 2019 @ 15:27

E-hailing drivers sue Grab, Transport Ministry over workers' rights
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has refuted a report in a news portal for claiming that MCA was against the teaching of Jawi calligraphy at school.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2019 @ 15:10

About 200 nurseries to be set up next year, says Yeoh

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will set up about 200 nurseries next year with the focus on hospitals and police stations, said its deputy minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 15, 2019 @ 14:30

EC: Not true that mobile campaign permit ruling introduced midway

The directive on police permit for mobile campaigns was made known to those concerned after the close of nominations for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election on November 2 and was not introduced mid-way in the campaign period, according to the Election Commission (EC).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 15, 2019 @ 13:44

Najib and family seek to physically inspect 1MDB-linked items

On Jan 31, the High Court will hear a discovery application by Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his family to seek permission to physically inspect items allegedly purchased using funds siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which were seized from them last year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 15, 2019 @ 13:00

Sarawak PKR says Azmin snub shows party’s democracy eroding

The Sarawak PKR leadership today said it is dismayed and disturbed that deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali's invitation to officiate PKR Youth National Convention was rescinded unilaterally.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:20

Three more locations to implement Desa Harapan programmes, Parliament told

The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) is targeting at least three more areas to implement the Desa Harapan programme next year, said its Deputy Minister R. Sivarasa.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:11

Terengganu to ensure entertainment and cultural programmes are shariah-compliant

The Terengganu state government will publish guidelines on entertainment, culture and tourism in January next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:00

Sarawak official: New road infrastructure projects to benefit two million people

The Coastal Road Network and Second Trunk Road projects worth a combined RM11 billion will benefit about two million people once completed, Assistant Minister of Infrastructures and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:00

SNN will be restructured to combat drug distribution: Narcotics CID Director

The Narcotics Nucleus Secretariat (SNN) will be restructured to ensure efforts to eradicate drug distribution activities can be implemented more effectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:43

Consultative Council for People’s Harmony launched to ensure Malaysian unity: Waytha

The Consultative Council for People’s Harmony (MPKR) was launched yesterday to replace the functions and responsibilities of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:12

Felda sues 21 defendants over Jalan Semarak land issue

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and its subsidiary have filed suits against two former chairmen, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad and Tan Sri Shahrir Ab Samad, property development company Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB) and 18 others. The suit is aimed at canceling immediately all land ownership transfer instruments in Jalan Semarak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Smallholders did not get RM435 per tonne for fruits
Oil palm smallholders have received RM322 per tonne or a maximum of RM325 per tonne for their crop as of Oct 31, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr Wee refutes news portal claiming MCA against khat in schools
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has refuted a report in a news portal for claiming that MCA was against the teaching of Jawi calligraphy at school.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Najib & Arul's Trial Nov 15, 2019 @ 00:00

Najib seeks postponement of 1MDB audit report tampering trial to Jan 13 next year

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has filed an application to postpone the 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) audit report tampering trial, in which he and former 1MDB chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy are supposed to face beginning next Monday. |Read more >|Malaymail

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November 14, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms Nov 14, 2019 @ 22:00

Bill to repeal MHPB Act 2006 tabled at Dewan Rakyat

The Malaysian Health Promotion Board (Dissolution) Act 2019 was tabled for the first time by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad in the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2019 @ 21:57

Human Resources Ministry to come up with list of critical jobs

The Human Resources Ministry Is preparing a list of jobs categorised as critical, as a guideline for students in choosing courses to further their studies at the tertiary level.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 14, 2019 @ 21:54

Public urged to notify health ministry on sub-standard cosmetics

The public is urged to notify the Health Ministry on sub-standard cosmetics, especially those sold online.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 19:56

AG and IGP clarify that parties and candidates do not need permits to campaign

Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador have clarified that political parties and candidates need not obtain police permits to conduct walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Nov 14, 2019 @ 19:30

Azmin: Civil service catalyst to achieve SPV 2030

The effectiveness of the delivery system and good governance in the civil service will be the catalyst to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB 2030), says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2019 @ 19:02

Johor plans to extend free water scheme to M40 group

The Johor state government plans to extend its free water scheme to the middle-income (M40) group and also increase the volume from the 10 cubic metres now to 15 or 20 cubic metres.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 14, 2019 @ 17:43

Geocode system being planned to enhance postal services

Pos Malaysia plans to establish a system using digital addresses or geocoding in an effort to improve the postal and courier services in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 14, 2019 @ 17:00

Gobind: Ministry proposes fact-checker system to curb fake news

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia will meet with management of news portals to establish a ‘fact-checker’ system that will determine the authenticity of news sources in its efforts to curb the spread of fake news.|Read more >|Malaymail

ew Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2019 @ 16:59

Enforcement measures being taken to curb vaping among students: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry is already taking enforcement measures to curb the sale of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine fluids to those aged below 18 years, especially school children, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefky Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 16:30

Police permits not needed for walkabouts, door-to-door campaigning, says AG

Walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning do not require police permits under the current law provisions, says Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:36

Azmin: Hidden hands behind attempt to silence me

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali shot back at his rivals in the party, claiming that there was an attempt to “silence” him following an alleged rescinding of the invitation to open the PKR Youth wing congress next month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:36

Penang to receive special treatment for funding applications from KPKT

Having been sidelined by the previous Federal government since 2015, the current administration has vowed to reserve a “special treatment” to Penang’s applications for housing maintenance projects fundings.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 14, 2019 @ 15:00

Review of personal data protection law to cover cross-border hacking

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is currently reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 to ensure it also applies to those receiving leaked information along with data leakers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 13:20

Liew: Police approved over 100 permits for walkabout campaigning in Tg Piai

Over 100 permits for door-to-door campaigning in Tanjung Piai have been approved by the police since Nov 2, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 14, 2019 @ 13:18

MCMC's anti-fake news website gets more than 70 million views

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) website, Sebenarnya.my, which was set up to counter fake news, has garnered more than 70 million views since its inception, the Dewan Rakyat is told.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 13:04

EC to provide shuttle buses for voters from Kg Ulu Pulai

The Election Committee (EC) will be providing shuttle buses to transport voters who live far away from the voting centres here.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 12:00

BN chairman? I’m with Pakatan, Dr M scoffs

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the people should not allow themselves to be fooled into thinking that he is still the leader of the opposition Barisan Nasional.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2019 @ 11:55

Music fraternity hails PM's proposal to set up National Music Corporation

KEY players of the local music industry have lauded the recent statement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the government will look into setting up a body to protect and develop the local music industry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: TH Nov 14, 2019 @ 11:54

Govt to bear RM10.3b in Tabung Haji’s rescue and restructuring plan

The government will bear RM10.3 billion premium to ensure the financial health of Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) is restored as part of the rescue and restructuring plan of the pilgrimage fund, Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd (UJSB) announced today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 14, 2019 @ 12:46

Dr M: Why did the US downgrade M'sia's civil aviation authority?

Malaysia wants to know the reason behind the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) move to downgrade the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) from category one to two.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Nov 14, 2019 @ 11:13

MMA wants equal pay for govt doctors

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has urged the government to pay equal salaries to doctors who work under contract and those already absorbed as permanent staff in the civil service.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 09:39

Don't vote out of anger, Dr M tells Tanjung Piai voters

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has cautioned Tanjung Piai voters against voting out of anger as it involves the future of the constituency.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2019 @ 09:04

Ministry optimistic to establish 191 smart villages by next year

The Ministry of Rural Development is optimistic that the establishment of 191 smart villages in the rural areas next year will be achieved while accelerating the growth of the digital economy that will benefit the local population.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Sec-gen is asking for a mutiny, say PKR Youth leaders
PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has been accused by a majority of the party’s youth central leadership members of triggering a “leadership crisis” after he rescinded an invite to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to open the wing’s national congress, which is usually launched by the deputy president by convention.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Nov 14, 2019 @ 07:00

No plans to increase retirement age
There is no plan to change the retirement age of 60 despite a recent proposal to increase it by five years.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 14, 2019 @ 07:00

New ruling to prevent confrontations
Johor police has defended its requirement for candidates campaigning in Tanjung Piai to obtain police permits for their walkabouts following grouses from the candidates.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 14, 2019 

Uggah: JKKK very effective, so no need for MPKKP in Sarawak

The Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) has been playing its role very effectively in ensuring villages receive government aid, said Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 14, 2019 

CM: Location of Sabah, Sarawak High Court Registry to be rotated every ten years between states

The relocation of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registry will be based on a ten year rotation between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, which will take effect tomorrow (Friday, Nov 15).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 14, 2019 

Investigating officers may be placed at rural stations

The police will look into the possibility of stationing investigating officers (IO) at rural police stations, including on the outskirts of cities.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: MPKK Nov 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Deputy minister: Putrajaya not involved in appointment of Sarawak village management council members

The federal government does not interfere in the appointments of the members of the Village Committee Management Council (MPKK), said Rural Development Deputy Minister R. Sivarasa. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 13, 2019 @ 23:16

Lim denies threatening civil servants

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has denied allegations that he threatened civil servants during a ceramah two days ago.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 13, 2019 @ 22:08

HRDF to train 1,000 women a year through housewife training programme

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) plans to train 1,000 women annually through its Housewives Enhancement and Reactivate Talent Scheme (Hearts) programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

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November 13, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 13, 2019 @ 21:57

Allocation for youth organisations streamlined, not cut

The allocation for youth organisations have not been slashed but was streamlined to give focus on programme implementation and not only concentrated on administration expenses only.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2019 @ 21:53

PSEE exemption for handicapped to serve in public sector

The handicapped group now no longer has to sit for the Public Service Entry Exam (PSEE) to become a civil servant, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 13, 2019 @ 21:10

MOH creates National Framework for Rare Diseases

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has set up a National Framework for Rare Diseases to create a governance committee for those suffering from such ailments in Malaysia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 13, 2019 @ 20:30

IGP not exempted from IPCMC investigation, says Hanipa

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) is not excluded from investigation under the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoFNov 13, 2019 @ 20:30

Minister: Govt to provide RM20.7b in cash, incentives over five years for digitalisation

The government is providing RM20.7 billion worth of cash and non-cash incentives for over five years from next year to assist Malaysian companies’ transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 @ 20:30

Selangor to adopt various measures to resolve Unisel’s debt problem, says MB

The Selangor government is working on several measures to resolve the bad debt problem of the Universiti Selangor (Unisel) totalling about RM30 million, the state legislative assembly was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2019 @ 20:15

Mobile app developed to help KL Rapid Bus commuters

A mobile application has been developed to help plan travelling using KL Rapid Bus, with regards to the actual time of arrival of the buses at a certain locations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13, 2019 @ 18:00

Home Minister hopes cops will relax new permit ruling for walkabout campaigns

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today urged authorities to consider relaxing the requirement for police permits for walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 13, 2019 @ 17:26

Mestecc, MOE to discuss proposal to end subject streaming in schools

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (Mestecc) will meet with its counterparts in the Education Ministry soon to discuss the proposed policy to end the streaming of subjects for secondary four students.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 

Sarawak still needs assistance to ensure all schools equipped with ICT – Azhar

Sarawak still needs assistance and intervention in order to ensure all 1,457 schools in the state are equipped with information and communication technology (ICT) in line with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Smart School Initiative.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 13, 2019 @ 15:33

Kulasegaran: No plans to increase retirement age to 65
The government has no plans to change the retirement age of 60 despite proposals to increase it by another five years, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 13, 2019 @ 14:51

PKR Youth protests move to revoke congress invite to Azmin

The PKR Youth central leadership today expressed its displeasure on the revoking of an invitation to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to officiate the party's Youth National Congress scheduled on Dec 6.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 

Sarawak-Kalimantan border security road network now ‘crucial’, says Masing

The construction of a Border Security Road Network between Sarawak and Kalimantan is now “crucial” given Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s announcement on August 26 on the relocation of his country’s capital, said Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13, 2019 @ 14:37

93 election offences recorded in Tanjung Piai: EC

A total of 93 election offences have been committed during the Tanjung Piai Parliamentary by-election since the campaign period started on Nov 2.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13, 2019 @ 14:15

See, no RM1mil bribe: Gerakan's Lau sarcastically thanks Maszlee for police report

Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai has welcomed a police report lodged by Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik's political secretary against him for allegedly making a malicious statement.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 

Review exemption of Cabotage Policy implementation, S’wak govt urges Putrajaya

The state government has requested the federal government to revisit or review the exemption of the Cabotage Policy implementation, says Infrastructure and Ports Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

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

Malaysia Debt Ventures sets up more than RM50m fund to support digital economy development

Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd (MDV) has committed more than RM50 million in funds under the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan-Vendor Development Programme (NFCP-VDP) to support the development of the digital economy.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's & Arul's 1MDB Trial Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:28

Najib, Arul Kanda trial to start next week

The third criminal trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak is slated to start next week after the High Court today dismissed an application to postpone hearings.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:10

More anchors to boost vendor development

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry (MED) aims to attract more anchors to groom potential vendors under the Vendor Innovation Partnership Programme (VIPP).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:00

Bill on parenthood leave in Parliament by next March, says HR minister

The government’s proposal to extend both maternity and paternity leave in the private sector will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat by the next parliamentary meeting in March 2020 at the very latest.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:52

Jeck Seng: Make students' welfare the priority, don't politicise TAR UC

Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng has slammed the government for being adamant in refusing to provide funding to private institutions linked to political parties.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:00

In Terengganu, PAS mulls nod for cruise ships with gambling and booze in bid for tourism boost

The PAS government in Terengganu in considering a relaxation of its religious laws barring alcohol and gambling, specifically for cruise ships it hopes to entice to the state, according to a state official.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 

‘Sarawak first’ rural transformation initiatives to be intensified, says Masing

A total of 216 out of 311 Rural Transformation Initiatives (RTI) projects have been completed as of September this year, Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing told the august House today.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Nov 13, 2019 @ 09:38

E-hailing drivers barred from waiting at airport for passengers: RTD

E-hailing service drivers are not allowed to wait for passengers at any airports in the state, says Road Transport Department (RTD) Sarawak director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mat Lajak Nov 13, 2019 @ 09:31

Cycling association proposes velodromes be open to Mat Lajak

An effort is under way to get “Mat Lajak” children off highways, and this entails opening up velodromes for them to indulge in their passion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13, 2019 @ 08:42

Police permit for walkabouts troublesome, say politicians

Following the new Election Commission's (EC) ruling that requires political campaigners for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary poll to obtain police permits for their walkabouts, including door-to-door visits, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng says his campaign has been somewhat impacted.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | E-cigarette Nov 13, 2019 @ 08:00

Selling vape liquids containing nicotine illegal: Lee

Currently, there are no electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) or vape devices that have been registered as smoking cessation tool or medication, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Tamper-proof birth certs
The government is considering a mechanism where newborns have a direct link to their birth certificate, the Dewan Rakyat heard.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 @ 07:00

Expressway to boost Selangor’s economy
The 233km West Coast Expressway (WCE) from Taiping to Banting in Selangor will boost economic development in the northern region of Selangor.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 13, 2019 

RM21 million approved for S’wak’s SMEs

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development approved RM21 million this year up till September for 252 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 13, 2019 

S’wak govt approves RM30 million for Micro Credit Scheme set for SMEs

The Sarawak government has approved an allocation of RM30 million for the Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13 2019 @ 07:30

BN upset with new police permit ruling for moving political campaigns

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan expressed concern over a new electoral ruling requiring police permits for walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 13, 2019 @ 07:00

Difficult to take action against politicians promising rewards during an election? EC chief explains why

The Tanjung Piai by-election is nearing its final lap, and with it, both Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional have been locked in a fierce battle for votes. |Read more >|Malaymail

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November 12, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 12, 2019 @ 22:58

No compromise on road safety issue, Dewan Rakyat told

The government will not compromise on aspects of road safety involving heavy vehicles including issues related to the vehicles and the drivers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Nov 12, 2019 @ 21:06

DAP disciplinary committee accepts Ronnie Liu's explanation

DAP disciplinary committee has accepted clarification from Ronnie Liu over his remarks against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 12, 2019 @ 20:31

91% turnout of early voters for Tanjung Piai by-election

The early voting for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election was completed today with almost 100% turnout of the 280 early voters.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Nov 12 2019 @ 20:30

DAP MP wants action taken against private hospitals for increasing drug prices up to 200pc

A DAP MP today urged the government to penalise private hospitals that mark up its drug prices by up to 200 per cent from the actual market value.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 12, 2019 @ 19:42

TAG Marine signs deal with Euronav

TAG Marine, the operator of Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) signed a service agreement with international shipping company, Euronav for the provision of a bunkering hub, supply of low sulphur fuel and other marine services.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 12, 2019 @ 17:01

'Find ways to keep fuel prices competitively healthy'

Petrol dealers are urged to come up with ideas and innovation on how best to keep fuel prices at competitive levels, which will not burden the people.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 12, 2019 @ 16:55

Mothers abandoned by husbands can get relief from S'gor govt, says assemblyman

Mothers whose husbands have abandoned their family responsibilities can apply for state programmes designed for single mothers with documents to prove their claims.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 12, 2019 @ 13:30

Police permits a must for Tg Piai campaigners on walkabouts, says EC

Mobile political campaigners for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary poll this Saturday are required to obtain police permits for their walkabouts and even door-to-door visits, the Election Commission (EC) highlighted today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 12, 2019 @ 12:46

Govt target 2021 for automatic voter registration
The government hopes to implement automatic voter registration and voting rights to eligible 18-year-olds by 2021, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 12 2019 @ 12:30

The buck stops here, Guan Eng tells MCA over TAR college funds

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government wants a complete break with the past practice when funding for private education institutions depended on its management’s political ties.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: 3R platform Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:07

3R platform gets 21,296 inputs

In just six weeks after the establishment of the 3R (Race, Religion and Royalty) platform on Aug 17, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has received 21,296 inputs, including complaints, from the public.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 12, 2019 @ 11:57

DPM launches Social Synergy Programme for Msians requiring financial aid

The Social Security Organisation (Socso), in collaboration with 16 agencies, has established the Social Synergy Programme – a social security network designed to facilitate the channelling of assistance to Malaysians in financial distress.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 12 2019 @ 10:24

Sarawak set to implement teaching of science, maths in English: Manyin

Sarawak is ready to implement the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English for Year 1 pupils in 1,026 primary schools in the state beginning Jan 1, next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 12, 2019 @ 08:52

Govt may set up body to protect and develop music industry: Mahathir

The government will look into setting up a special body to help protect and develop the local music industry, just as how the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) functions for the film industry, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 12, 2019 @ 08:44

Early voting begins in Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election

Early voting in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election began at the Bangunan Persatuan Keluarga Polis (Perkep), Pontian police headquarters (IPD) here, at 8am today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Labour Law Nov 12, 2019 @ 07:53

MEF, MTUC agree to amend Employment Act, Trade Unions Act

Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today reached a consensus on certain areas of the proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 and Trade Unions Act 1959.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Health check-up for MPs
MEMBERS of Parliament may soon have to undergo a health check-up after another lawmaker had to be given medical treatment during proceedings.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 12, 2019 

Local authorities completed 290 infrastructure projects in Sarawak this year — Dr Sim

The local authorities in Sarawak have, to date, completed 290 infrastructure projects, while 179 more are at various stages of implementation, says Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 12, 2019 

CM’s Dept leading the way in drafting anti-corruption plan

The Chief Minister’s Department has become the pioneer in the preparation of the Organisation of Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 12 2019 @ 06:30

Putrajaya paid RM14b in interest for 1MDB debts until 2020, says deputy minister

The government has to pay almost RM14 billion in interest for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) debts until next year, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 12, 2019 @ 06:00

Why Malay voters in Tanjung Piai may swing towards BN

The increased turnout at Barisan Nasional (BN) rallies and roadshows in Tanjung Piai may be a sign that some Malay voters have become disillusioned with and are retracting their support for Pakatan Harapan (PH).|Read more >|Malaymail

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November 11, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Nov 11, 2019 @ 23:10

Govt to improve welfare of army veterans, says Mat Sabu

The government appreciates the sacrifices of army veterans and will continue to look into ways to improve their welfare, says Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11 2019 @ 23:00

Govt will rectify any shortcomings in nation’s air safety rating: PM

If there is any shortcoming with the nation’s air safety rating, the government will take action to rectify it, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Nov 11, 2019 @ 23:00

RM100m allocated to Economic Affairs Ministry is only for new projects, says Azmin

The RM100 million allocated to the Economic Affairs Ministry under the 2020 Budget so far is for the implementation of new projects.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt:  MoT Nov 11 2019 @ 22:46

Ministry to review rules on express bus rates

The Transport Ministry is reviewing its existing regulations on express bus rates in order to help bus operators compete in a clean and fair manner.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 11, 2019 @ 22:00

M40 group not left out in terms of medical assistance, says health minister

The Government has never neglected the welfare of the M40 income group, including providing various medical-related assistance through the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Nov 11, 2019 @ 22:00

Ministry of Economic Affairs to conduct study on blue economy next year, says Azmin

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) will be conducting a feasibility study on blue economy next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11, 2019 @ 20:47

No action against Perak MB over 'lone battle' remark, says Dr M

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Faizal Azumu will not face any action by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia over his "lone battle" remark against DAP, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Mat Lajak Nov 11 2019 @ 20:28

Police arrest six parents over children involved in modified bicycles menace

In an unprecedented move, police arrested the parents of six underage boys over the children’s involvement in “Mat Lajak” activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11 2019 @ 21:00

Guan Eng: 22 schools in Bagan parliamentary constituency to undergo refurbishment

Twenty-two schools in the Bagan parliamentary constituency here will be refurbished within a five-year period from last year involving an estimated allocation of RM10 million.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: FT Nov 11 2019 @ 19:31

Plaza Rakyat, Hyatt Hotel projects to be redeveloped

Two abandoned projects in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, namely Plaza Rakyat and the Hyatt Hotel, will be redeveloped, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Najib's SRC Trial Nov 11 2019 @ 20:18

Najib used RM42m for personal interest, court rules

The High Court here today ruled that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had used his office or position for gratification and had utilised RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds, in which he had an interest, for his personal interest and own advantage.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 11, 2019 @ 18:04

Over 900 inmates benefit from Felcra training programme

A partnership between the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) and the Malaysian Prison Department under a Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme has given a second chance to more than 900 former inmates to earn an honest living and reintegrate into society.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11 2019 @ 13:00

Federal Territory Wakaf Bill to be tabled by year end, says deputy minister

The draft Bill on a wakaf Act which will allow better management of endowments and be a model for state wakaf laws will be tabled in Parliament at the end of this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11, 2019 @ 18:04

'Safety awareness for bus travel should be on par with air travel'

Transport Minister Anthony Loke believes that the level of safety awareness for bus passengers should be on par with that for commercial air travel.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 11 2019 @ 16:50

Ministry mulls controlling drug prices at private hospitals

The Health Ministry is in the midst of looking for a mechanism for the control of prices of medicines at private hospitals and clinics.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 11, 2019 @ 16:30

Six Tanjung Piai schools to get RM3m for open-air halls, says education minister

The federal government has allocated RM3 million to six schools in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency to build open-air halls, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 11, 2019 @ 16:16

Social Synergy Programme will provide quality social security aid: DPM

The Social Synergy Programme launched by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will set a new horizon in the quality of services offered by agencies which provide social security benefits to workers throughout the country, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration Nov 11, 2019 @ 16:44

Compulsory asset declaration for Selangor MB, executive councillors

It is now compulsory for the Selangor Mentri Besar and state executive councillors to declare their assets as part of efforts to promote a work culture that is free of corruption, and is also competent and transparent.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Nov 11, 2019 @ 15:30

DBKL pays supplier RM4.1mil after main contractor fails to disburse payment

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has paid RM4.1mil to a materials supplier for the Dato' Onn Roundabout development project after the main contractor filed to disburse payment to them.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 11, 2019 @ 14:08

Tax administrators should help tackle tax, shadow economy issues: Lim

Tax administrators worldwide should cooperate and share information to address the issue of tax compliance and prevent illegal activities, especially the shadow economy, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11, 2019 @ 13:19

PM: Leaders in previous administration deviated from Islamic teachings

Muslim leaders from the previous administration were voted out in the 14th general election (GE14) because they had deviated from the true teachings of Islam.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Najib's SRC Trial Nov 11 2019 @ 13:00

Najib opts to give sworn statement in defence over RM42m SRC corruption trial

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has chosen to give a sworn statement to answer his charges over the alleged RM42 million misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) former subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd, the High Court heard today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:47

MCMC: Almost 22,000 reports received about insensitive '3R' social media posts in six weeks

In the short space of six weeks, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) received 21,296 reports about "3R" (race, religion and royalty) social media posts, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 11 2019 @ 12:30

Malaysia’s shadow economy worth around RM300b, says Guan Eng

The size of Malaysia’s shadow economy is at around RM300 billion and integrating a fifth of it into the formal sector could bring the country between RM5 billion and RM15 billion in additional revenue, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:20

I-3s payment system for schools

A safe and secure school environment is a major consideration for parents in choosing an institution for their children.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Labour Law Nov 11, 2019 @ 09:54

MTUC seeks genuine consultation with govt

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) hopes the technical committee meeting it will attend with the Human Resources Ministry in Putrajaya today, on amendments to labour laws will be held in a spirit of genuine consultation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11, 2019 @ 07:00

PTPK: We’ll act against institutes
The Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) will not hesitate to take legal action and prosecute private skills training institutions caught cheating and misleading students with promises of study loans, says its chairman K. Saraswathy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Socso launches synergy plan
In its effort to increase living standards of Malaysians and alleviate national poverty, the Social Security Organisation (Socso) has launched the Social Synergy Programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee takes Guan Eng to task over TAR UC issue
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has lambasted Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for allegedly misrepresenting facts on the government’s denial of allocation to the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Seamless transfers now possible at Pasar Seni
Regular LRT, MRT and KTM Komuter users who need to make transfers at KL Sentral can do so seamlessly now at Pasar Seni.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 11, 2019 

Kuching needs funds for federal stage bus transformation programme, Putrajaya told

Putrajaya is urged to disburse federal funding to Sarawak for the implementation of the Stage Bus Services Transformation (SBST) programme here next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 11, 2019 

Public transport committee to be formed to tackle Sarawak’s traffic woes

A Public Transport Committee will be set up before the end of this year to gather feedback at both the divisional and state levels to address traffic congestion in Sarawak, said Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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