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ANM in the News Archive November 11 - 20,  2020

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November 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt Assistance | Nov 20 2020 @ 22:00

Annuar Musa: Ministry to provide 2,000 business lots for KL, Putrajaya youth entrepreneurs

The Federal Territories Ministry is aiming to provide 2,000 business lots for city youths under the Federal Territories City Youth Entrepreneurs programme in two years, said Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 20 2020 @ 22:00

Pahang Assembly approves motion to appoint five assemblyman without going through election

The Pahang State Legislative Assembly today approved the motion to amend the State Constitution to appoint five assemblymen without going through the election process.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Nov 20 2020 @ 22:00

JPDP opens investigation papers on six online money lending apps

The Personal Data Protection Department (PDPD) has opened investigation papers on six unlicensed money lending apps that are suspected of misusing personal data.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Nov 20 2020 @ 19:00

Compulsory Covid-19 screening for foreign workers in 4 states, 2 FTs

All foreign workers in Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, regardless of sectors, must undergo compulsory Covid-19 swab tests.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Nov 20 2020 @ 17:00

Khalid says Amanah is united; backs Anwar as next PM

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) throws its full support behind PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to become the next prime minister.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Nov 20 2020 @ 16:00

Do we want DPM post for a certain someone or for Umno? Annuar Musa asks party members

Former Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa today questioned party members’ call for the deputy prime minister’s (DPM) post to be filled by someone from Umno.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Nov 20 2020 @ 14:00

Good and bad

The i-Sinar initiative is a two-edge sword, sharper on one side than the other.|Read more >|SunDaily

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November 20, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 20 2020 @ 14:00

Sarawak to establish own telco by 2023

The Sarawak government is working to establish its own telco by 2023 to improve internet connectivity in the state’s rural areas, according to Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Nov 20 2020 @ 13:00

Annuar Musa: Umno’s ‘no Anwar, no DAP’ policy bans members from wrangling a deal with Pakatan

Umno members who attempt to strike a bargain with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim just to get a better deal in the next government are committing a “huge offence”, according to Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Nov 20 2020 @ 13:00

RM94 million to join Covax

Malaysia will pay US$22.6 million (RM94 million) to participate in the Covid-19 vaccine global access facility (Covax), to secure the vaccine when made available, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Nov 20 2020 @ 13:00

RM94 million to join Covax

Malaysia will pay US$22.6 million (RM94 million) to participate in the Covid-19 vaccine global access facility (Covax), to secure the vaccine when made available, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies | Nov 20 2020 @ 09:00

RTD to regulate e-delivery services starting Jan 1 next year

Concerns as dept has yet to sort out its own digital onboarding; industry players warn of possible cash grab|Read more >|TheVibes

 

November 19, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 19 2020 @ 18:00

400,000 SIM cards with mobile data handed out under YTL's 'Learn From Home' initiative

YTL Foundation has handed out some 400,000 free 4G prepaid SIM cards with mobile data nationwide under its "Learn From Home" initiative since March until now.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 19 2020 @ 18:00

MAIWP allocates RM38.98 mil in Covid-19 aid

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has allocated RM38.98 million in zakat funds through its MAIWP Prihatin 3.0 initiative to help ease the burden of those affected by the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Nov 19 2020 @ 16:00

Any legal action against PAC is challenging Parliament Constitution

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued warning to individuals or parties who threaten its chairman or members for performing their duties through legal action.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 19 2020 @ 15:00

Public service vehicle operators can now apply for e-hailing licences

This is to help them generate additional income in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Land Public Transport Agency|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Nov 19 2020 @ 13:00

Annuar Musa says will take legal action against Cheras MP who accused him of selling 42 DBKL land plots

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa today denied selling 42 plots of land belonging to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) as alleged recently.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Nov 19 2020 @ 08:00

Huge national repercussions if Budget 2021 not passed, academicians say

Failure to pass the Budget 2021 would be a major obstacle for the federal government to administer the country|Read more >|TheVibes

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November 18, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 18 2020 @ 18900

New TV programme for students, besides online learning

Starting Nov 23, a new TV Pendidikan (Educational TV) programme will be aired on NTV7 to provide students with learning materials during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Batu Sapi by-election | Nov 1 2020 @ 18:00

Emergency declared in Batu Sapi, by-election cancelled

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has agreed to proclaim a state of emergency in Sabah’s Batu Sapi under Article 150 of the federal constitution.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Nov 18 2020 @ 16:00

Defence Ministry’s land swap among three issues on PAC radar

The Public Accounts Committee is set to probe three issues, namely the land swap involving the Defence Ministry, Automated Enforcement System (AES) and the 1Bestarinet system, from Nov 30.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Nov 18 2020 @ 15:00

Govt will not ratify Rome Statute

The government will not be ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar told the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Nov 18 2020 @ 15:00

Home Ministry discusses amending Immigration Act, stricter punishment against illegal immigrants

The Home Ministry has held discussions with agencies and related quarters on amending the Immigration Act 1959/63 to provide for heavier punishment against illegal immigrants.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Nov 18 2020 @ 13:00

HR minister says 2,713 SMEs have closed since March shutdown; 388 complaints of employers abusing wage subsidies

Parliament was today told a total of 2,713 companies with small and medium enterprise (SME) status have shuttered between March and October this year — which is when the movement control order (MCO) and its various phases were imposed.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 18 2020 @ 18:00

Two job portals launched amid Covid-19 pandemic

Two online job portals have been launched today in an effort to reduce the unemployment rate in Malaysia due to the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Nov 18 2020 @ 15:00

Pejuang proposes 12 amendments to 2021 Budget

Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) has listed 12 proposed amendments to be included in the 2021 Budget.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Opposition | Nov 18 2020 @ 16:00

Several MPs call for dissolution of YWP

Several members of parliament have called for the dissolution of the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found 97 purportedly dubious land deals under the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt | Nov 18 2020 @ 14:00

Govt invites public to share views, opinions on 12MP

Members of the public are invited to share their views and suggestions on the country’s development roadmap for consideration in the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan, 2021-2025 (12MP).|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 18 2020 @ 13:00

Deputy minister: Govt will not revive one-off RM600 aid for paddy farmers, but other assistance available

The federal government will not reintroduce the RM600 aid given in 2018 to paddy farmers, a deputy minister confirmed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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November 17, 2020

New Malaysia | Gerik by-election | Nov 17 2020 @ 19:00

Guan Eng calls for no contest in Gerik

A contest must not be mounted against Umno by other political parties in the Gerik parliamentary by-election as recognition of the late Datuk Hasbullah Osman’s services in the constituency, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt | Nov 17 2020 @ 18:00

MP suggests 70% quota for locals in mega projects

The government has been urged to set a 70% quota for Malaysian contractors for mega projects.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies | Nov 17 2020 @ 17:00

FT DAP slams DBKL’s liquor sale ban in convenience stores next year, says stakeholders not consulted

The Federal Territory chapter of DAP has today slammed Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) latest ruling in disallowing liquor sale in convenience stores, Chinese medicine halls and sundry shops set to be enforced from next year onwards.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Nov 17 2020 @ 16:00

Jeck Seng owns shares in firm named in direct deal, charges MP

Based on a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report released last week, Khoo Poay Ting (PH-Kota Melaka) today alleged that Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng owns shares in a company that was recently awarded a project through direct tender.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC | Nov 17 2020 @ 14:00

PAC report: DBKL’s 97 ‘dubious land deals’ attributed to lack of SOP for sale, disposal of assets

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found that the 97 purported dubious land deals under Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) were the result of a lack of clear standard operating procedures (SOP) for the sale and disposal of land assets since 2011.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Nov 17 2020 @ 13:00

New immunisation schedule to protect kids against 1 more disease

There will be a change in the vaccination schedule for children at health clinics nationwide under the national immunisation programme.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Opposition | Nov 17 2020 @ 13:00

Explain cancellation of cabotage exemption for underwater cable repairs, govt told

Former transport minister Anthony Loke today questioned his successor Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong if a unilateral decision was made to cancel the cabotage exemption on underwater cable repairs gazetted four days ago.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Opposition | Nov 17 2020 @ 13:00

 

Dhaya Maju-LTAT told to sub-contract KVDT2 project tender to ‘China company’, former transport minister tells Parliament

Former transport minister Anthony Loke has today revealed that Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) Sdn Bhd (DMIA) and its partner Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) (DMIA-LTAT) were told by the government to sub-contract the project tender of the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) to a “China company”.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 17 2020 @ 13:00

Skilled construction training available for unemployed, says govt

Special programme by Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia to reskill, upskill local workers, says works minister|Read more >|TheVibes

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November 16, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 16 2020 @ 19:00

Melaka govt terminates sea reclamation agreement with KAJ Development

The Melaka state government has terminated the sea reclamation agreement with Melaka Gateway project developer, KAJ Development Sdn Bhd.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 16 2020 @ 19:00

EPF widens i-Sinar eligibility, can withdraw up to 10 pct from Account 1

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has widened the access to Account 1 under the i-Sinar facility, now covering active members who have lost their jobs, given no-pay leave, or have no other source of income.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 16 2020 @ 17:00

Sabah govt approves RM375 mil in Covid-19 aid

The Sabah state assembly today approved the Second Supplementary Supply (2019) Bill 2020 of over RM709.64 million, with RM375.12 allocated for assistance in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Nov 16 2020 @ 17:00

Health minister: Govt agrees to upgrade contract medical officers from UD41 to UD43

The government has agreed to streamline the service grade for contract medical officers from grade UD41 to UD43 to give them the same emoluments as those in permanent position, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 16 2020 @ 15:00

Redirect billions for Jasa, PMO projects, capital injection to jobless folk: Santiago

Klang MP Charles Santiago today proposed that the government use billions in Budget 2021 allocation to help Malaysians who have lost their jobs.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 16 2020 @ 09:00

Kedah gives RM1,000 special aid to civil servants, RM200 to frontliners

The Kedah government today announced a RM1,000 special financial assistance for civil servants in the state as well as a RM200 one-off contribution for state Health Department (JKN) frontliners.|Read more >|SunDaily

November 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 15 2020 @ 17:00

LRT intermediate van service’s trial run starts tomorrow

The trial run for the LRT intermediate van service for route T252, from PPR Sg Bonus to the Wangsa Maju station (via PPR Desa Rejang), begins tomorrow.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Nov 15 2020 @ 17:00

HR minister: Enforcement of Act 446 crucial to ensuring Malaysia free of forced labour, human trafficking

The continuous enforcement of the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446) is crucial to ensuring efforts to eradicate elements of forced labour and human trafficking in the labour industry, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 15 2020 @ 17:00

Hawkers must first discuss plans with MPP to join 'free trading area' programme

Those planning to set up businesses in Kuala Lumpur under the "free trading area" programme must still discuss their plans with their respective Residents Representative Councils (MPP) for record-keeping purposes with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).|Read more >NST

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November 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 15 2020 @ 12:00

Kedah gives RM1,000 special aid to civil servants, RM200 to frontliners

The Kedah government today announced a RM1,000 special financial assistance for civil servants in the state as well as a RM200 one-off contribution for state Health Department (JKN) frontliners.|Read more >|SunDaily

November 14, 2020

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Nov 14 2020 @ 20:00

RM200 mil allocation to revive tourism: Nancy Shukri

This accompanies other provisions under the Tourism Ministry to revitalise the industry, says minister|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Nov 14 2020 @ 20:00

Tengku Zafrul: Govt ready to allow more EPF contributors to withdraw savings from Account 1

The government is prepared to increase the number of contributors eligible to withdraw their savings from Account 1 of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), says Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Nov 14 2020 @ 18:00

Kg Baru Development Act paperwork submitted to AGC: Annuar

Although DBKL allows small businesses to operate, traders must apply for 6-month licence|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Nov 14 2020 @ 15:00

EPF to announce Account 1 withdrawal details on Nov 18

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will announce the details of access to the members' Account 1 facility, known as i-Sinar, on Nov 18, 2020 (Wednesday).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

November 13, 2020

New Malaysia | Budget 2021 | Nov 13 2020 @ 15:00

Amanah MPs reject Budget 2021: Mat Sabu

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu today said all lawmakers in the party will reject Budget 2021, reported Astro Awani.|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 13 2020 @ 09:00

Sarawak assistant minister says state govt’s ‘30pc Bumiputera policy’ not for private sector projects

The state government’s policy of 30 per cent Bumiputera contractors participation in projects does not apply to private sector-controlled industrial sectors such as in the Kidurong Industrial Area and Samalaju Industrial Park.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 13 2020 @ 09:00

No one in vulnerable group left behind

The increase in monthly aid between RM300 and RM1,000 under the 2021 Budget will greatly benefit 400,000 recipients comprising the disabled, older persons, chronically-ill patients, caregivers and children from poor families.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Nov 13 2020 @ 08:00

Honorarium increase will produce more volunteers by 2030

The proposed 150 per cent increase in honorarium value of for more than 2,000 volunteers under the Home Help Services Programme as announced in Budget 2021 will help produce more volunteers as the country prepares to become an ageing nation by 2030.|Read more >|SunDaily

November 12, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 12 2020 @ 19:00

Free Trade Area for Kedah hawkers

Interested traders are required to apply for a temporary business permit on a monthly basis with a charge of RM10 only|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Nov 12 2020 @ 18:00

No go for online application of citizenship - Home Ministry

Employers who have foreign domestic maids stranded overseas but possess temporary work visit passes can appeal for permission to enter the country through the MyTravelPass (MTP) system.|Read more >|SunDaily

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November 12, 2020

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Nov 12 2020 @ 17:00

Nurseries, childcare centres can operate under CMCO, says minister

There will not be any moratorium on rental payment for those who are renting public housing units in Penang, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 12 2020 @ 17:00

Govt to launch illegal immigrant Recalibration Plan from Nov 16

The government will be launching the Illegal Immigrant Recalibration Plan encompassing two main components - Return Recalibration Programme and the Labour Recalibration Programme which would be implemented from Nov 16 to June 30 next year for illegal immigrants who are in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Nov 12 2020 @ 09:00

RM2.98 million to create smart classrooms for 101 schools in Felda settlements

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has allocated RM2.98 million to create a smart class system known as the ‘Smart Classroom’ at 101 national secondary schools (SMKs) in Felda settlements nationwide, says its chairman Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Nov 12 2020 @ 08:00

PMC-19 begins receiving applications for intermediary services

The Covid-19 Mediation Centre (PMC-19) has started receiving applications for intermediary services for disputes not exceeding RM300,000 involving those affected economically as a result of Covid-19.|Read more >|SunDaily

November 11, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 11 2020 @ 22:00

Submit appeals for foreign maid entry using MTP system - Immigration DG

Employers who have foreign domestic maids stranded overseas but possess temporary work visit passes can appeal for permission to enter the country through the MyTravelPass (MTP) system.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 11 2020 @ 21:00

Selangor state assembly approves motion to preserve gazetted forest reserves

The Selangor State Legislatvie Assembly today approved a motion urging the state government to protect and preserve gazetted forest reserves in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 11 2020 @ 18:00

No moratorium on rental for Penang public housing schemes, says exco

There will not be any moratorium on rental payment for those who are renting public housing units in Penang, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 11 2020 @ 17:00

RM149 million disbursed to rubber farmers through IPG in 10 months

A total of RM149 million was disbursed for claims made under the Rubber Production Incentive (IPG) between January and October, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Nov 11 2020 @ 17:00

MA63: Five of Sarawak’s demands fulfilled, eight still being discussed

An agreement has been reached between Sarawak and the federal government to fulfill five out of 13 demands relating to the state’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Nov 11 2020 @ 12:00

MPs vote to abolish Pakatan-era special select committees

The 10 parliamentary special select committees formed by the previous Pakatan Harapan government will be disbanded and replaced by nine new ones.|Read more >|TheVibes

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